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wjones74

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MILITARIA
« on: February 23, 2011, 06:07:35 PM »
I am a collector of german and british militaria from the 1st and 2nd worldwars , was wondering if anyone here also collected or knows somone that does ?, I purchase a vast array of military collectables , if any of you guys have anything lying about the house you are not sure about ,would like info on it or would like to sell it , i'm your man , due to our heavy involvment in both wars  , a great deal of households have something related to these times , I would be interested to offer any assistance , if i dont know what it is i know people that do ,
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Will. :)

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 12:06:40 AM »
Do I know anybody who collects WWII militaria?  The gentleman beow is obsessed with such memorabilia, for some strange reason.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 12:10:07 AM »
But seriously though...for a minute... I do posess a bayonet, or short sword, from 1871,  the Franco-Prussian war I believe.

Beautifully engraved, ... one of a pair we found as kids in the loft of our first house. (a Victorian Terrace)

My brother flogged his at a car boot sale 20 years ago for about 15.   I've always kept mine in safe keeping.
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wjones74

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 12:37:27 AM »
Lemmy has a collection worth thousands , there is a great docu on his collection , he likes the ss stuff  :P

Mikethewatch

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 10:07:57 AM »
I am always on the look out for military watches both pre and post war.
There must be loads as you say, sat in drawers etc locally.


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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 08:21:13 PM »
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I am always on the look out for military watches both pre and post war.
There must be loads as you say, sat in drawers etc locally.


Mike, if know about watches, how easy and how expensive would it be to get a new glass for my Taids old pocket watch that got accidentally broken?

Mikethewatch

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 09:35:04 PM »
Simple job.
 But depending on size, type  and material price will vary.
If you wish, I will PM you my details and you can bring it to me to look at.
I am sure it can be replaced



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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 11:28:09 PM »
So we seem to have gone from Militaria to Watches..... and no one gives a damn about my 1871 sword.

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 11:37:27 PM »
oh, all right then, how do you know it's 1871, we need a pic of the engraving as proof it is dated  :P

I've got a cavalry sword in my loft, about 4ft long, going a bit rusty, no idea how old it is, unfortunately the sheath is a bit bent and the sword will only go half way in.
Also got loads of shell cases, some have been made into ornaments, a hand grenade devoid of contents, a german helmet (no liner) and a couple of medals (not won by me)

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 11:38:13 PM »
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Simple job.
 But depending on size, type  and material price will vary.
If you wish, I will PM you my details and you can bring it to me to look at.
I am sure it can be replaced
I'm a bit far away but thanks for the offer

Trojan

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2011, 02:16:42 AM »
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I am always on the look out for military watches both pre and post war.
There must be loads as you say, sat in drawers etc locally.


Mike, if know about watches, how easy and how expensive would it be to get a new glass for my Taids old pocket watch that got accidentally broken?

Strange......I shouldn't think there's many Brummies around that called their Grandfather Taid.  ???


wjones74

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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2011, 09:44:51 AM »
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So we seem to have gone from Militaria to Watches..... and no one gives a damn about my 1871 sword.



I do  :) , bit like this one?

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2011, 10:25:47 AM »
Very similar!   But not curved and slightly shorter.....  a bayonet fitting I think, in an iron scabbard.

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2011, 10:26:25 AM »
Be one up on everyone else and get yourself a Sherman Tank!    

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2011, 01:38:08 PM »
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Strange......I shouldn't think there's many Brummies around that called their Grandfather Taid.  ???
No mystery, my sister's married to a Bangor man, I have three generations of Welsh relatives so Taid has been bandied about for years
or
I'm a closet welsh man