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    Book - The German Luftwaffe & Heer Paratrooper Badges of WW2

    Hi guys,
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    I am happy to report that the Paratrooper Badge book is finally being printed as we speak and is scheduled to be ready on February 15th. Barring any delays in shipping, I should have the books in my hands by then and can start shipping them out to collectors. <o></o>

    This is the most comprehensive and detailed book yet written about the German Luftwaffe and Heer Paratrooper Badges of WW2. I made an effort to show EVERY variant of badge I could find, even if the difference was as small as a slightly different catch or hinge or even rivet style. This completeness surely led to the enormous size of the book for such a narrow topic, 624 pages in total. I also wanted to be sure the pictures were as big as possible so that collectors could identify and learn to recognize even the smallest details on each badge’s obverse, so I went with a slightly larger book format than my previous CCC book (size is 8“ x 10“). This larger size allowed for bigger pictures as well as more room for descriptive text and you guys will absolutely love the results.

    I am attaching the Table of Contents for you guys to see what all is included, and will follow with some sample pages from the book to wet your appetite. In detail, the book will cover:<o></o>
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    - 4 page spread on each and every Luftwaffe and Heer Paratrooper Badge variant from each and every maker<o></o>.

    - Precise measurements and data for each badge<o></o>.

    - Indepth study of Award Regulations & Badge Construction<o></o>.

    - Award Cases (20 unique types shown)<o></o>

    - Cloth badges (both Luftaffe & Heer)

    - Award Documents (both Luftwaffe & Heer)<o></o>

    - 1957 Badges (both Luftwaffe & Heer)<o></o>

    - Miniatures<o></o>

    - Most dangerous Reproductions encountered <o></o>
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    Now that the book is officially at the printers and will be ready in a few weeks, I wanted to begin the sales and pre-orders. This 624 page book will weight about 5 pounds, so to keep shipping costs as cheap as possible I have partnered up with the good folks over at Militaria-Berlin:
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    www.militaria-berlin.de
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    I have sent them half the books and European collectors should purchase the book from them to save on shipping costs.<o></o>
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    The other half of the books will be sold directly by me here in the US. If European collectors want to still buy the book directly from me, that is ofcourse fine, especially if they want one of their books signed by me or if they want a “Limited Edition“ copy.<o></o>
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    I am printing 100 Limited Edition copies of the book. These are serialized 1 thru 100 and each will be signed and personalized to each buyer. The prices are as follows:<o></o>
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    Regular Book Price = $149 + S&H<o></o>
    Limited Edition Price = $159 + S&H<o></o>
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    Association Members of the WAF forum will receive a 5% discount. <o></o>
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    Contributors to the Book will receive a 10% discount<o></o>.
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    Anyone can pre-order the book right now, and I would like to offer a 20% discount to those of you that pay upfront. Just shoot me an email if you would like to do this, and your zip code and I will calculate the postage and total: [email protected]<o></o>
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    I will accept checks, money orders, cash and paypal. <o></o>
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    I am extremely proud of how this book has taken shape over the past 3 years and would like to thank the many contributors from all around the world who have helped me along the way and whose badges are featured in the book. It is only thanks to you guys and all the time and support you gave me that this publication was possible. It was my goal to provide the most accurate and complete work on the Luftwaffe & Heer Paratrooper Badges that will stand the test of time. I know those of you who share my passion for Luftwaffe Badges will really enjoy this book.

    Thanks guys

    Tom<o></o>
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    Last edited by John Hodgin; 01-05-2011, 07:49 PM.
    If it doesn't have a hinge and catch, I'm not interested......well, maybe a little

    New Book - The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II
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    Some sample pages to follow. Each maker chapter begins with a brief history of the maker and a chart of each of their variants. This chart is organized from the earliest, prewar variant and progresses through each subsequent variant to the end of the war. The chart includes all the necessary dimensions, weight and what is magnetic on the badge. Everything a variant badge collector could want
    Attached Files
    If it doesn't have a hinge and catch, I'm not interested......well, maybe a little

    New Book - The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II
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      #3
      Each badge variant then is introduced in a full, 4 page layout. The pictures are nice and big, allowing collectors to sit their badges right next to the pictures in the book to compare even the smallest details.
      Attached Files
      If it doesn't have a hinge and catch, I'm not interested......well, maybe a little

      New Book - The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II
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      Available Now - [email protected]

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        #4
        The Heer badges are laid out in the same fashion.
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        If it doesn't have a hinge and catch, I'm not interested......well, maybe a little

        New Book - The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II
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        Available Now - [email protected]

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          #5
          All the major cloth badge variants are covered as well as the 1957 badges in detail.
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          If it doesn't have a hinge and catch, I'm not interested......well, maybe a little

          New Book - The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II
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          Available Now - [email protected]

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            #6
            All award case variants and all document types (both Luftwaffe & Heer) are presented in large format as well.
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            If it doesn't have a hinge and catch, I'm not interested......well, maybe a little

            New Book - The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II
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            Available Now - [email protected]

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              #7
              And finally miniatures and all of the most commonly encountered, and dangerous fakes that exist in our hobby today. Many of the fakes presented will detail some tips on how to identify them easily.

              Thats it guys. Thanks again for all the support and really hope you guys enjoy the book

              Tom
              Attached Files
              If it doesn't have a hinge and catch, I'm not interested......well, maybe a little

              New Book - The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II
              [/SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
              Available Now - [email protected]

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                #8
                Great news Thomas! Will pick one up at the SOS.
                Willi

                Preußens Gloria!

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                Sapere aude

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                  #9
                  Cannot find the ejac... Smiley
                  i order one

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                    #10
                    Oooohhhhh! Thomas,
                    I am looking forward immensely to the book

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                      #11


                      Best Jan

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                        #12
                        Great news

                        Piotr

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                          #13
                          Fantastic! Purchase info headed your way.

                          Can't wait to spend hours and days pouring over your research. For you, I'm sure it's been a labor of love. For me, it will be as close as I'll ever get to seeing most of these beauties.

                          Thanks for making this the definitive volume on fallschirmjäger badges.

                          Gluck ab,
                          Gerry

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                            #14
                            Tom

                            Good work, so now we will be calling them variantA, B, C etc!! Its not on the http://www.militaria-berlin.de/ site yet. The banner is there but leads to a blank page! I've emailed them anyway!

                            Cheers Mike

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                              #15
                              I've duly placed my order.

                              Just curious - do the early birds get a free badge too?

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