My collection WWII - Page 6




 
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January 6th, 2012  
senojekips
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JT1959
Thank you all for the nice feedback



Hi Senojekips,

I`m only using a old cheap digital Camera (Cannon IXUS 870 IS). The background on the medalpictures is just a pece of red cloth. This is why the quality varies, and the colors may show nuance sometimes (red, pink, etc).
Canon make excellent cameras I also have an older Canon S5 IS, and to be honest I think that I get better results with it than my newer Nikon, although that may be because I am not as familiar with it. The Canon is certainly more forgiving although not as versatile. From the few people I have asked, this seems to be a common opinion.

Never the less, you do excellent work in the documentation of your collection. I both appreciate your photos and envy your collection.

Well done!
January 7th, 2012  
JT1959
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghostrider
Hi JT,
Do you have an exibition of your collection in Norway?
take care,
G
Hi G and senojekips,
Thanks for all the compliment, but what little I have is not suitable for an exhibition. Suitable only for me, my family and close friends.

Regards
JT1959

Here some photo of a nice original German summer tunic.
German Pioneer Hauptmann batt 50 Krim
He was awarded nine awards:

Krim Badge
Iron Cross first class
Iron Cross second class
General assault Badge
War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords
Wound Badge in Black
DRL Sports Badge
Russian front medal
Heer 4 years Service Medal 4. class

Hope you like it
Regards from Norway
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January 7th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JT1959
Hi G and senojekips,
Thanks for all the compliment, but what little I have is not suitable for an exhibition. Suitable only for me, my family and close friends.

Regards
JT1959

Here some photo of a nice original German summer tunic.
German Pioneer Hauptmann batt 50 Krim
He was awarded nine awards:

Krim Badge
Iron Cross first class
Iron Cross second class
General assault Badge
War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords
Wound Badge in Black
DRL Sports Badge
Russian front medal
Heer 4 years Service Medal 4. class

Hope you like it
Regards from Norway
HI JT,

I like it, thank you. Will you (and others) view this Hauptman (Captain in the engineers, I think, my German, well, we leave that) as a well decorated officer?

Take care,

G
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January 10th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JT1959
Hi G and senojekips,
Thanks for all the compliment, but what little I have is not suitable for an exhibition. Suitable only for me, my family and close friends.

Regards
JT1959

Here some photo of a nice original German summer tunic.
German Pioneer Hauptmann batt 50 Krim
He was awarded nine awards:

Krim Badge
Iron Cross first class
Iron Cross second class
General assault Badge
War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords
Wound Badge in Black
DRL Sports Badge
Russian front medal
Heer 4 years Service Medal 4. class

Hope you like it
Regards from Norway
Nice stuff but I am confused, either he was a very small man or you have a rather large hand going by the size of the cap in the fifth photo.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Der Alte
The most current reproductions are good. Very good in some cases. They can, and do fool experienced collectors as well as the novice. There is a far more frightening EK repro on the market today. It first appeared around February 2000, and is rumored to be made in Japan, on original wartime dies. These dies were supposedly purchased from an original wartime manufacturer that went out of business a few years ago. The obverse of this repro will scare you to death. It is amazingly accurate.
Interestingly enough there were some genuine Crosses made in Japan during the war for German sailors based in Tokyo so I am assuming this where the dies came from?
January 11th, 2012  
JT1959
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Nice stuff but I am confused, either he was a very small man or you have a rather large hand going by the size of the cap in the fifth photo.
Hi Monty,
You are right in both of your assumptions. Most of the officers from the WW2 that were born around the turn of the century, were small in size. We see this often reflected in uniform sizes and headgear (exceptions exists ala Göring). On the other hand, I have big hands also The main thing that it looks like this is extremely close-up photo and the angle. From this angle (see photo), it seems that the cap is too large compared to the uniform.

Regards
JT1959
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January 11th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JT1959
Hi Monty,
You are right in both of your assumptions. Most of the officers from the WW2 that were born around the turn of the century, were small in size. We see this often reflected in uniform sizes and headgear (exceptions exists ala Göring). On the other hand, I have big hands also The main thing that it looks like this is extremely close-up photo and the angle. From this angle (see photo), it seems that the cap is too large compared to the uniform.

Regards
JT1959
Yep I understand perspective all to well but my point was that 4 fingers of your hand took up most of the peak of the cap which I found rather odd, it just that based on that the guy must have been about 4 foot tall.

It just seemed very unusual.

On a side note do you ever find ww2 gorgets in your collection hunt?
January 11th, 2012  
shuban
 
See first time these collections. thanks a lot.
January 11th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JT1959
Hi Monty,
You are right in both of your assumptions. Most of the officers from the WW2 that were born around the turn of the century, were small in size. We see this often reflected in uniform sizes and headgear (exceptions exists ala Göring). On the other hand, I have big hands also The main thing that it looks like this is extremely close-up photo and the angle. From this angle (see photo), it seems that the cap is too large compared to the uniform.

Regards
JT1959
Hi,

I have a question, the picture show two caps. From what I can see, they are slightly different; do they belong to the same uniform? A stupid question perhaps; but I live after the rule, the only stupid questions are those you never ask.

take care,

G
January 11th, 2012  
JT1959
 
 
Will eventually show pictures of a very special German medal:
This is "The Blutorden" or the Blood Order 2nd pattern.

Blood Order

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Blood Order (Ger. Blutorden), officially known as the Decoration (of the Munich putsch) of 9 November 1923 (Ger. Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 9. November 1923), was one of the most prestigious decorations in the Nazi Party.

In May 1938, to the dismay of the putsch participants, the award was extended to persons who had (a) served time in prison for Nazi activities before 1933, (b) received a death sentence which was later commuted to life imprisonment for Nazi activities before 1933, or (c) been severely wounded in the service of the Party before 1933; subsequently it was further extended to members of the Austrian Nazi Party who had participated in the 1934 February Uprising or July Putsch, or who had received significant prison time or injuries for National Socialist activities. It could also be bestowed on certain other individuals at the discretion of Adolf Hitler, the last recipient being Reinhard Heydrich (posthumous). These subsequent medals were struck in 80% silver with serial numbers above 1500 and did not carry the maker's name (J. FUESS MÜNCHEN) as the Type I medals did. If a holder of this medal left the party, the medal would have to be relinquished.

Regards
JT1959
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January 11th, 2012  
JT1959
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
On a side note do you ever find ww2 gorgets in your collection hunt?
Yes I see them now and then. Often from the German military field police. I do not have any in my own collection, but they are not rare (except SS gorgets).

Hi Ghostrider,
The other cap is a German Offiser Visor Cap for Heer.
(1st cap was for Pioner / belongs to the jacket).

Regards
JT1959
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