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    A U.S. Made bower trench lighter , commonly sold as a WW1 trench lighter by mistake , the company did not make this style till after 1930 , Many U.S. Servicemen during WW2 used this Brand of lighter , this style is now mass reproduced/faked under a variety of brand names .

    The top flips over and the body slides up or down in one motion .


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    World War II 25 pounder slide ruler to calculate deflection
    Needs a good clean and unfortunately the Barometer ruler is missing.
    All rulers are reversible and hinge open with more scale options inside.
    Would be interesting to find out what it's worth.


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    Nice piece Weirdo , not to sure about the value of slide rules , but I can tell you that some WWII 25 pounder slide rules were used in service up until 1970s , thanks for sharing .

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    Here is a Australian WW1 veterans travel pass token issued in 1980



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    Here is a certificate I have only seen one other of , not sure what the criteria was ,
    Awarded to Frederick Kessell HQ 1st division postal unit at discharge .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Au_radio View Post
    Here is a certificate I have only seen one other of , not sure what the criteria was ,
    Awarded to Frederick Kessell HQ 1st division postal unit at discharge .
    That is unusual mate, I havent seen one before. I wonder whether he possibly never applied for his medals and did so on that anniversary year and received it for that reason ??

    My grandfather received this one after the war in 1946. Council's supplied them and not the government in most cases back then.



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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    That is unusual mate, I havent seen one before. I wonder whether he possibly never applied for his medals and did so on that anniversary year and received it for that reason ??

    My grandfather received this one after the war in 1946. Council's supplied them and not the government in most cases back then.


    Not to sure what to make of it , thanks for posting your certificate , nice to see not to common paper items.

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    British WW1 propaganda iron crosses that were airdropped over Europe and also thrown into German trenches and also fundraising in Britain
    the left cross names locations in France/Belgium Where German atrocities occurred .
    Approx 8 different variations were made all with different meanings .

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    Here we have here is a modern recreation of a WW2 Australian stiletto dagger made in Australia by a custom knife maker who is a ex ADF member . He makes customs and some of his own designs , he mainly works on Australian military knives styles then puts his prospective on it , in a word improves the original specs .
    Top quality workmanship comparable to top name knife makers . 3-6 month wait times approximately. (Hurstfield Armoury)




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    USSR Motherhood Orders and Medals.

    Order of Maternal Glory First Class for 9 children, Second Class for 8, Third Class for 7, Gold Motherhood medal for 6, Silver for 5. There is an Order of Mother Heroine for more than 10, but I dont have one (its a Gold Star, real gold).



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    Group to John Flisher. Served in British Army WW1 in France, moved to Australia after the war and joined his local Freemason Branch where he was obviously highly respected. He received a Knighthood from them and 2 other medals, and also served in WW2 in Australia.






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    Small USSR Group including 2 Silver Bravery Medals to Mikhail Evdokimovich Ovsyukov. I have had these 2 medals researched, information about their citations below.



    1. Award card

    Order booklet B 159181

    1. Last name: Ovsyukov

    2. Name and Patrionymic: Mikhail Evdokimovich

    3. Rank: Junior Sergeant

    4. Sex: Male

    5. Birthyear: 1904

    6. Birthplace: Grigorevskii Selsovet, Amvrosievskii Region, Stalin Oblast
    7. Party Membership: n/a

    8. Education: elementary

    9. Nationality: Ukrainian

    10. Service in the Red Army: October 1943-August 1945

    11. Place of service and duty position at time of awarding: 336 Rifle Regiment, 126 Rifle Division, 54 Rifle Corps, 3 Belorussian Front - machinegunner

    12. Place of service and duty position at the current time: Stalin Oblast, Amvrosievskii Region, Grigorevskii Selsovet, Collective Farm #518 collective farm worker

    13. Home of Record: Same



    14. Awards

    Award Serial Number Awarder

    Bravery Medal 902.452 690 Rifle Regiment dated 13.3.1944

    Red Banner 173.556 4 Ukrainian Front dated 11.5.44

    OPW I 191.091 54 Rifle Corps dated 6.5.1945



    Verified 27 May 1946



    2. Award card

    A second award card dated 30 May 1947 captures the above information, but includes 2 Guards Army as being under 3 Belorussian Front, not 4 Ukrainian Front. The 2 Guards Army served earlier under 4 Ukrainian Front, then shifted to 3 Belorussian Front late in the war. It also adds Bravery Medal #2.955.776 awarded by the 126 Rifle Division dated 19.4.44. It also specifies the dates of service as 9 October 1943 through 21 August 1945.


    3. Award Citation

    Award Sheet

    Order 03/N of the Commander, 690 Rifle Regiment, 126 Gorlov Red Banner Rifle Division, 2 Guards Army 18 March 1944.

    On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme soviet USSR, I award the Bravery Medal to:

    22. Rifleman Private Mikhail Evdokimovich Ovsyukov, 4 Rifle Company, 2 Rifle Battalion, who on 18 October 1944 in fighting for Melitopol displayed exceptional bravery and courage. Under a hurricane of enemy fire he got himself into position and destroyed with grenades a heavy machinegun and three Germans. During the defense he daily kept watch on the enemy and while on watch destroyed two Germans.



    Born 1904, Ukrainian, non-party member, in Red Army since 1943, inducted by Grigorevskii Regional Military Commisariat (Stalin Oblast). Home of record: Stalin Oblast, Amrosievskii Region, village of Grigorevka.



    Signed Commander, 690 Rifle Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Brodskii



    4. Award Citation



    Award Sheet



    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Ovsyukov, Mikhail Evdokimovich

    2. Rank: Private
    3. Duty position: Machinegunner Light Machinegun, 2 Rifle Battalion, 690 Rifle Regiment, 126 Gorlov Red Banner Rifle Division, 2 Guards Army



    Application for the Order of Glory II Class



    4. Birthyear: 1904

    5. Nationality: Ukrainian
    6. Party Membership: n/a
    7. Time in the Combat: SW, Caucasian, and 4 Ukrainian Fronts since 1941
    8. Wounds or contusions: n/a
    9. In Red Army: since 1941
    10. Inducted by: Stalin Oblast, Amrosievskii Regional Military Commissariat
    11. Earlier awards: n/a
    12. Home of record: Stalin Oblast, Amrosievskii Region, village of Grigorevka



    Short description of personal combat feat or service



    On 8 April 1944 in fighting for the city of Armyansk after losing his assistant gunner, Comrade Ovsyukov moved from his firing position and delivered deadly fire on the counterattacking enemy while the enemy opened fire upon our attacking infantry. Comrade Ovsyukov selected a convenient position for observing the enemy and delivered confident and accurate fire. In this engagement Comrade Ovsyukov suppressed two enemy heavy machineguns and moving into the enemy rear, destroyed an enemy mortar crew of five Germans, thus permitting our units to advance with no further losses.



    He is deserving of the Order of Glory II Class.



    Signed Commander, 690 Rifle Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Brodskii on 18 April 1944

    118 Heavy Howitzer Twice Red Banner Artillery Brigade, 6 MAD, RGK, Colonel Recommended downgrade to Bravery Medal by Commander, 126 Gorlov Red Banner Rifle Division Hero of the Soviet Union General-Major Ka(?) in April 1944



    Awarded the Bravery Medal by Order 016 of the 126 Rifle Division dated 19 April 1944.

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    Thats me done for at least a week or 2 Thanks to au_radio for posting his collection up, its great to see someone else with similar interests and tastes and more importantly, respect for history and the former owners for some of these items.

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    Bahh, I am an idiot. I forgot to take a pic of the back of John Flisher's gold order as it is fully engraved. I just packed it all away.

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    Nice pieces admin , certainly nice to see groupings .

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    USA military WW2 "pocket guide to Australia " info for U.S. troops , interesting quotes on what the U.S. Thought of australia during WW2 .




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    WW2 enameled Rising sun tie pin , sterling silver .


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    U.S. Military enameled recruiting service large domed badge .

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    A WW2 British Air Raid Precautions (ARP) badge , ARP was an organisation in the United Kingdom set up as an aid in the prelude to the Second World War dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air-raids.

    This is the men's lapel button hole type and is hall marked sterling silver .



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    2008 Australian military "challenge coin" medallion , originally made for serving personnel , double sided .



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