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Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 08-21-2019, 01:21 PM
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Posted By markus
Yeap modern fake. The other thread was quite...

Yeap modern fake.

The other thread was quite helpful to learn about these.

Cheers
Markus.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 08-21-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By markus
Yeap, good one with one prong broken off which is...

Yeap, good one with one prong broken off which is common...

Cheers from Rome!

Markus.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 08-19-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,288
Posted By markus
As discussed many times before, with maybe a few...

As discussed many times before, with maybe a few exceptions, memorabilia/militaria is nothing to seriously invest money in. It's a hobby to enjoy independently of prices moving up or down. If it...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 08-15-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,380
Posted By markus
Thanks a lot. Intersting. Can you post a pic...

Thanks a lot. Intersting.

Can you post a pic to see this 1980 type?

mlc
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 08-15-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,380
Posted By markus
Interesting information, thanks! Can you...

Interesting information, thanks!

Can you name your sourde pls?

Cheers from Heraklion!

Markus.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-11-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By markus
Thanks for posting the pics! Our son found...

Thanks for posting the pics!

Our son found it just some 10 m from a British bunker on hill 107.

Cheers
Markus.
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 08-07-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,380
Posted By markus
Excellent research! Rgds from Santorini ! ...

Excellent research!

Rgds from Santorini !

Markus.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 08-04-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By markus
Hi Pedro - I understand where you're...

Hi Pedro -

I understand where you're pointing at, but this tunic unfortunately is just a piece of junk IMO. No provenance sighted anywhere. No secret society owning top exclusive Blue Division...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 08-04-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By markus
Personally I continue to see an ugly tunic,...

Personally I continue to see an ugly tunic, put-together at best, without any provenance whatsoever. Completely unsatisfying for any advanced or serious collector...

Cheers from Mayfair, London!
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Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 08-03-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By markus
Nope. Cheers from London ... Markus.

Nope.

Cheers from London ...

Markus.
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 07-07-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By markus
No, 'Strm' is short for 'Sturmmann' (rank). ...

No, 'Strm' is short for 'Sturmmann' (rank).

Cheers
Markus
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 07-03-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,301
Posted By markus
I agree with you, so many variations don't make...

I agree with you, so many variations don't make sense to me either and I just told a friend of mine the same thing yesterday. We'll be elaborating a timeline for all LAH straps, boards and cyphers....
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 07-02-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,301
Posted By markus
This can not be the only pair since I have a...

This can not be the only pair since I have a single strap just like it with the white/off-white rayon piping.

The tunic pictured on page 215 ff in Beaver's book (volume 1) is the Johann Houtjes...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-30-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,301
Posted By markus
Not originales IMO. These started appearing...

Not originales IMO.

These started appearing at least more than 10 years ago.

Cheers
Markus.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-29-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,301
Posted By markus
That's the spirit! Thanks for sharing Steve! ...

That's the spirit! Thanks for sharing Steve!

Love the one with the crank embroidery ! (Kurbelstickerei)

Incredible hoy many different styles and boards the LAH had generated in its 12 years of...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 06-28-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,201
Posted By markus
Believe me when you're a millionaire you watch...

Believe me when you're a millionaire you watch these things even more, because people constantly try to screw you over and especially at the beginning you start to let your guard down!!!
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-28-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,301
Posted By markus
Hi Robert - The board yes, but where are the...

Hi Robert -

The board yes, but where are the mistakes in the embroidery at least looking at it on a computer screen?

I look at the Hritz, Embree, Delich, etc. cyphers and they all look...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-28-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,301
Posted By markus
Havin' a bad day doc? Anything constructive...

Havin' a bad day doc?

Anything constructive to bring forward before the weekend?

Cheers,
Markus
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-28-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,301
Posted By markus
You'll get even more scared when you look at...

You'll get even more scared when you look at published pieces from known collections which ALL look different !

Don't forget the ones in chainstich as well, plus the shoulderboards in grey/green!...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-28-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,301
Posted By markus
Gents - "LAH - Uniforms, Organization &...

Gents -

"LAH - Uniforms, Organization & History" by Stan Cook and R. James Bender (1994), page 269, bottom, shows a large, flowing cypher where the crossbar of the "A" leaves the letter and...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-27-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,301
Posted By markus
Barry posted a pair recently where the crossbar...

Barry posted a pair recently where the crossbar of the "A" connects to the "H":

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005390

mlc
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-27-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,301
Posted By markus
Good point Greg. I just examined my large...

Good point Greg.

I just examined my large cypher and it also does not feature the crossbar of the A going outside the letter.
I also have a small flowing cypher on a pointed pre-war board which...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-25-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By markus
Estimado Eduardo -- I'm not sure you were...

Estimado Eduardo --

I'm not sure you were referring to me, but having been to your home with my wife year ago, I would never call you a liar. Never ever.

After 20 years in this hobby I go only...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-25-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,727
Posted By markus
Gents -- I learnt my lesson with this piece...

Gents --

I learnt my lesson with this piece and will never ever look for a Kombi again.

With this piece I've had many big-name, experienced collectors write to me.

Everyone (!) with a...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 06-25-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,201
Posted By markus
The question of "pimped-up" groups is always a...

The question of "pimped-up" groups is always a delicate one.

I spent considerable years reuniting the group of swords winner and LAH divisional commander Theodor Wisch (see my bio on Amazon.com)....
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