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Old 01-06-2014, 10:52 PM   #1
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Would be interesting to have a thread for the members here to show their acquisitions for the past year 2013 (inspired by the DDR subforum). Just to share what news from previous year and such, or any surprise finds.

I was absent here most of year from hobby due to move and work/move-related not leave much time this summer, so was not good year for me, but managed to obtain finally sumpftarn smock and the BGS "moleskin" or Sommerrock. Along with several other articles. Most surprising was maybe the early Regenmantel (which deserves own thread, once I restore it - not a Kradfahrermantel) and the BGS/Bw practice stickgrenade, which I have seen only before in period photos. Biggest disappointment was the rare 1st or trial model BGS Tarnjacke in Sumpftarn, which disappeared in the post almost 10 months before

Anyway, here is some of my acquisitions for 2013. Not bad for a "bad" year, once I look all together! Look forward to see others collections.



Regards and ein frohes Neues Jahr 2014 (a week late...)
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Schweet! I've really been wanting one of those smocks for a while....someday maybe.
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Great finds Klaus,

I'm always looking out for new things in the new year. 2013 was a good year but I hope 2014 is better in the field of collecting. Best of luck in the new collecting year
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Schweet! I've really been wanting one of those smocks for a while....someday maybe.
There was recently one on ebay. Just continue to look and they appear occasionally (and be prepared to pay about USD 200-300 for it). I look still for the rarer splittertarn smock. I had chance to buy one a damaged one and took too long to decide, then was sold, and good ones sell for hundreds of Euro, when on ebay.de!
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Cost isn't the biggest hurdle; finding one in metric 52 is my problem. I'm kind of tall.
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Mine is quite small - the sleeves are short and it sort of wide (otherwise would fit ok). Probably Euro 44 or 46 short/wide. Very faded, so was worn, unlike most, which are mostly almost unissued condition. For a small, stocky-built person maybe?

Here is better photo on display, setup for a Zugführer, ca. 1958. Think I posted it in the thread about it, if I could find it.

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Gentlemen,one of the the highlights for me was my acquisition of RKT Kurt Bentin's uniform..........
Prost ! Steve.
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The man.....RKT Kurt Bentin...............
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