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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Iceman » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:36 pm

McVickers, much obliged. :good:
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby McVickers » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:19 pm

From eBay recently:

A Hungarian greatcoat, in really nice condition, £35 posted.

From Doncaster Car Boot Sale this morning:

Lurking in the bottom of a rusty greasy tool filled box, I found these little beauties. Some have slight dirtying from sharing their home with hand-tools for the past 60 years, but most are in surprisingly very good condition - just need an iron on those creases!

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From top to bottom, left to right - all originals:

3 Afrika Corps cuff titles - look to be either lightly used or unissued condition before living in a tool box. The lower one is still in near perfect condition.

A Kriegsmarine cap tally - either lightly used or unissued condition and still in near perfect condition.

A pair of embroidered British 1st Army group badges, still on their original KD slips!

A pair of US 5th Army badges - The one on the right was originally held on by poppers sewn to the rear!

A British Motor Transport Drivers qualification Trade badge - With crown is the highest grade; driving instructor, if I remember correctly? Not many original ones of these to be had! Seems to be in unissued condition.

A full 5-years worth of British Service Chevrons - A little on the dirty side, but should hopefully be cleanable.

A pair of British manufactured 'US Forces In Norway' patches - the internet says originals are very scarce due to only being worn for the period around the liberation of Norway, with usually only singular examples to be found for sale...

A pair of used, but still very good condition Formation Badge of the Lines of Communications Troops, British 21st Army Group.

A pair of unused British Northern Command 'Apple' diamonds - originals are quite hard to get hold of it seems, with singular ones going for £15-£20 mark! Unissued condition though one is suffering from a little rust staining, but thankfully only to the white boarder which usually gets folded under.



Got them all for £1!!!

I love car boot sales... :happyswing:
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby McVickers » Wed May 13, 2015 8:48 pm

All sorts of random stuff that I can't remember over that past weeks, but latest stuff include:

Two MkIV Fuller phones! Beautiful condition. Found at a vintage comms' fair. £25 each, which I deem to be a touch on the bargainous side.

Yet another Type F MkII field phone, very dusty and without its transit box, but overall great condition. Didn't want another, but couldn't resist for £5. Vintage comms' fair again.

Vickers MMG spring balance multi-tool, from Doncaster carboot - £4.50

Repro' Royal Artillery printed shoulder titles, from The Old Time Design Company/The Ministry Of Mugs. They're a lot stiffer than originals, and the stiff cotton used leaves a white edge where cut and a white 'vein' where folded. And they cost me £10 for the pair. Not overly impressed especially for the price (considering embroidered ones are £4-£6 a pair), but they've a very wide selection of printed titles (not many people repro' printed insignia for Brits') and will do custom ones to order, so I suppose I shouldn't grumble too much.
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Russe11 » Thu May 21, 2015 12:29 pm

I have ordered some Aussie pattern JG's, a puggaree for my hat and an Australian Red ensign.
If there ever is a Pacific game, I will be fully prepared now.
Why a red ensign I hear you ask? Australia didn't fully sort out their flag issues until 1954. Up until this point, the Australian Blue ensign was used on government buildings but was not used anywhere else. The Union flag was still a popular choice but when the army needed to differentiate themselves from the British army they eventually decided upon a red ensign rather than the blue on the basis that a blue flag looked more like the Navy. The Australian Navy of course used a white ensign.
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Postby Jimmiiee » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:22 pm

Latest order from Epic came
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Kendo » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:21 pm

Those choclates are VILE, but it tickles me that they're still getting made for us nut-cases. :giggle:

Won a bid on a 1943-stamped Canadian Webley holster to the tune of £30, including shipping! Take that, Soldier of Fortune! :happyswing:
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Russe11 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:31 pm

New Puggaree, BEF water bottle holder and Aussie pattern Jungle greens
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Unfortunately the water bottle hides the location of the field dressing pocket, which is one of the main differences between British and Aussie KD and JG trousers. The other differences are that there is no large map pocket on the leg and there are 3 belt loops instead of 4.
If it hadn't been raining, it might have been possible to see that the main difference in the shirt is the fabric. The British shirt is Aertex, which allows better airflow and has a more textured appearance, the Aussie shirt is heavy cotton drill.
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Granger » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:34 am

My mp40 arrived! Can't wait to get it into action
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby raffles » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:55 pm

Picked up a decent repro stick grenade and a nice panzer wrap.
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Iceman » Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:42 pm

Bought a Plash palatka at a militaria garagesale for 10€. Will be my look-a-like groundsheet
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Granger » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:26 pm

raffles wrote:Picked up a decent repro stick grenade and a nice panzer wrap.

Nice. Where did you get your stick grenade from? Would love one.
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby raffles » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:44 pm

Granger wrote:
raffles wrote:Picked up a decent repro stick grenade and a nice panzer wrap.

Nice. Where did you get your stick grenade from? Would love one.

I actually picked it up off eBay. I know they usually pull the listings for them off pretty quickly but it was a wooden one at a good price so I grabbed the buy it now option quick!
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby MartinR » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:14 am

Iceman wrote:Bought a Plash palatka at a militaria garagesale for 10€. Will be my look-a-like groundsheet


A plash actually makes a very good look-like groundsheet. Seems to take up much less space than the actual British one, is twice the size and actually waterproof! The colour isn't a bad match either.

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Iceman » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:38 am

MartinR, exactly. And huge difference in price for me, 50£+shipping (from Cost a fortune) compared to 10€ for me. The functionality (it's actually waterproof! :lol: ) also a factor. Now I have to just learn how to fold it under the flap...
Why do you always carry that umbrella?
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby MartinR » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:45 pm

Iceman wrote:Now I have to just learn how to fold it under the flap...


I am sure it is possible to do it in the approved manner, but I cheat. Fold it into an oblong which lines up with the sides of the small pack, and then shove most of it into the inner pocket of the small pack (the bit nearest to the wearers back) leaving a suitable length to stick out of the top of the pack behind the two small inner tabs and fasten down behind the flap buckles.

There is still bags of room in the pack, and you don't have to figure out how to fit a huge piece of cloth under a tiny top flap.

This works for both a plash a rubberised ground sheet.

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