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Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) Today, 12:41 PM
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Posted By 90th Light
I have looked and looked at this cloth FJ badge...

I have looked and looked at this cloth FJ badge that started this thread and can not see why it is being declared bad :confused:.

The quality of the photos would appear to be the problem because...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 02-16-2020, 03:46 AM
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Posted By 90th Light
Nice original 1899 Saxon stein thumbsup ...

Nice original 1899 Saxon stein thumbsup

Saxon steins are harder to find. Not sure if the Pewter lid/ thumb-lift is a replacement or not ? It is a correct civilian stein lid for 1899 but usually...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 02-16-2020, 12:08 AM
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Posted By 90th Light
One piece EK2 from Palestine WW1

A friend of mine recently picked up this WW1 EK2 directly from the veteran's family. They had no idea what it was but said that their relative served in Palestine during WW1.

In April 1916, some...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-03-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By 90th Light
Not for me it is a fake, I do not like the...

Not for me it is a fake,

I do not like the messed up details such as the teeth, upper bones and shape of the skull when compared with clear images of beyond doubt originals. Reminds me of the UK...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-03-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,011
Posted By 90th Light
The common font of the stamps for the RB number,...

The common font of the stamps for the RB number, size markings and depot/ date is all wrong too . It is like what one sees in cheap Chinese copies aimed at the low end reenactor segment of the...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-01-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By 90th Light
Velveteen might not be strictly the correct...

Velveteen might not be strictly the correct description. It could be more of a fine Moleskin

The Germans ran out of Cotton very early in the war because of blockades and a shortage of such a raw...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-31-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By 90th Light
If they are WW2 then I wonder if they are...

If they are WW2 then I wonder if they are Luftwaffe ?

The LW & SS used Velveteen as a backing material for some of their collar tabs, officer shoulder boards and strap/ cap piping. Is that backing...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-18-2020, 04:42 PM
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Posted By 90th Light
A man who made a lot of money out of selling cars...

A man who made a lot of money out of selling cars said;

"there is a buyer for every car in the sales yard at every price. The art of selling is to let the buyer with the big wallet know you have...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-18-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By 90th Light
Thank you for answering my question, that...

Thank you for answering my question,

that was my understanding that the pictures are the same except perhaps in a slightly different order. And as you now inform me, possibly a corrected photo.
...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 01-17-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,603
Posted By 90th Light
Great decision, definitely well deserved thumbsup...

Great decision, definitely well deserved thumbsup

Congratulations from Chris to Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-17-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By 90th Light
Are there more pictures in the French edition...

Are there more pictures in the French edition that are not in the English/ USA edition ?

Chris
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-15-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By 90th Light
I have no problem with them Patrick, have...

I have no problem with them Patrick,

have picked one up from a veteran source and I am not the only collector here in New Zealand. Other more advanced than myself here in NZ have also got one from...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-14-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,151
Posted By 90th Light
Can not remember what the first book I bought...

Can not remember what the first book I bought was.

A collector friend and mentor now sadly also passed away use to lend me his copies and fully recommended I buy as many as I could. He and I...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 01-14-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,255
Posted By 90th Light
Thanks Mark, I will look forward to further...

Thanks Mark,

I will look forward to further posts when you get time. Know the challenge, a case of getting to the stuff when you get time given all the other things that have to be attend to each...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 01-14-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By 90th Light
Thanks Nick, well the plot thickens in more...

Thanks Nick,

well the plot thickens in more ways than one,

Chris
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 01-14-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By 90th Light
Thanks Nick for your post, I do not know...

Thanks Nick for your post,

I do not know much about these bags at all. Are "round flaps" a footprint of late war manufacture ?

Fragile straps makes sense for late war production,

Chris
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 01-14-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,255
Posted By 90th Light
Only 1 dated 1942. The 1940 thicker thread, deep...

Only 1 dated 1942. The 1940 thicker thread, deep bottle-green is simply something I have observed over my time collecting these.

I have a lot more examples than what I have shown here and will...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 01-14-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By 90th Light
Here is another one without the grommet holes for...

Here is another one without the grommet holes for the tie strings on LUX Military Antiques https://www.lux-military-antiques.com/en/p/german-late-war-a-frame-bag-.htm

This example is RB numbered...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 01-14-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,255
Posted By 90th Light
And to add more to the debate of this thread, ...

And to add more to the debate of this thread,

I have for some time now believed that the 1940 tropical belts were made from a thicker thread than the 1941 and 1942 belts (leaving the 1943 and 1944...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 01-14-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,255
Posted By 90th Light
Mark, IMO and experience a KM tropical web belt...

Mark, IMO and experience a KM tropical web belt was introduced in or by 1942. The belt that you have shown in post number could be a transition web belt between green and tan as you have stated or...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-02-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By 90th Light
More silver frosting remains on the reverse of...

More silver frosting remains on the reverse of the eagle than on the front. This is typical of any badge which has been worn or handled a lot.

It is hard to tell if much frosting at all remains on...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 01-02-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By 90th Light
An incredibly under-rated cap in terms of rarity...

An incredibly under-rated cap in terms of rarity by collectors.

You can count on one hand the number of original black Panzer side-caps with copper brown soutache still remaining in the world...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 12-31-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By 90th Light
Thank you Tom and Jos, I am pleased that you...

Thank you Tom and Jos,

I am pleased that you do not think that I have got this wrong. As always it is hard to make a judgement without holding the badge in hand.

I do not think the wreath has...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 12-29-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By 90th Light
I do not think that this badge is refinished Tom,...

I do not think that this badge is refinished Tom,

the catch has definitely been repaired or replaced and appears to be made of brass. Then after the repair they have cleaned the bottom of the...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 12-29-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By 90th Light
I wonder if it is damage or done on purpose by...

I wonder if it is damage or done on purpose by the original pilot to stop it catching on things ?

Either way a fantastic looking been there done that badge,

Chris
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