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    The big shell is from

    My father in law was a Telstra Technician in the 80's and was there doing a job when a bloke asked my father in law to do a small private job for him while he was there. Instead of cash, took home a van full of artillery shells

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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    The big shell is from

    My father in law was a Telstra Technician in the 80's and was there doing a job when a bloke asked my father in law to do a small private job for him while he was there. Instead of cash, took home a van full of artillery shells
    Very interesting, Not something that would happen these days .

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    I Started this thread last Anzac Day , and so today a little gathering of dog tags / rising sun badge and RSL lapel badge for Anzac Day ,

    Please share your military items and story .

    " Lest we forget "


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    Anyone with family war items / military collectables ?

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    Today is Remembrance day 11/11 - lest we forget


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    Latest find , RASB , Returned from active service badge , modern type ,
    While not rare , they are hard to find in original box .

    “The purpose of the Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB) is to recognise Australian Defence Force members who have returned from active or warlike service during military campaigns in operational areas.

    The RASB is not issued posthumously.”


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    Haven’t posted in a while ,

    Here’s a WW2 german skull ring with stone eyes ,
    German Silver , these were a private purchase type ring during wartime .

    If you have anything to add please post it here , family medals , war trinkets etc etc , would love to see

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    That's an interesting ring. If I'd ever seen one, I'd not have even considered that it was historically significant and just written it off as a bit of novelty junk. Thanks for ejumukating me!
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    That's an interesting ring. If I'd ever seen one, I'd not have even considered that it was historically significant and just written it off as a bit of novelty junk. Thanks for ejumukating me!
    All good , German rings are a specialty collecting field , most are cast fantasy designs , or cast copies of known patterns , old period advertising catalogs exist to show period designs.

    Original german rings were die struck with high quality details , literally 99% of german rings for sale are fake or fantasy .

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    Default Nazi coins.

    These coins were given to me as I collect coins. I couldn't image the stories these coins could tell.











    You can learn alot using Google, and the search button.....

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    Thanks for showing Keith , have a few of those somewhere , I also have some of the German silver coins

    Composition: Silver
    Fineness: 0.9000
    Weight: 13.8800g
    ASW: 0.401626826562927oz
    Melt Value: $5.94 (12/26/2018)
    Diameter: 29mm

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    Thanks au. I searched nazi coins and was surprized that silver and gold coins were made.
    You can learn alot using Google, and the search button.....

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    I have some German WW2 banknotes somewhere, I'll dig them out if I remember.

    Re: the ring, the only official/original ones are called Totenkopf rings and are an award bestowed by Himmler. As mentioned there were many unofficial rings privately bought and even made by various units.



    They are very heavily faked and you would want a lot of proof and guarantees before purchasing one. Those that watch Pawn Stars might be familiar with military expert Craig Gottleib, who has a couple on his website.


    I see he has this mans ring for sale for $25,000

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    If only they could talk...........



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    Pair of Perry Sportswear USAAF A-2 flight jackets, WW2 era:


    Another Perry Sportswear USAAF A-2:


    'Irvin' (actually made by Links we think) RAF WW2 shearling flight jacket:

    (I've since restored it, fixing up the stitching, added a reproduction buckle and elastic neck strap to replace the missing bits)

    USAF B-15C and L-2A nylon flight jackets, 1960s:


    USAAF B-3 shearling flight jacket, WW2 era.

    Has a very faint name & service number written on one of the neck straps, done some basic research trying to find information about the airman who once wore it into battle, not found out very much... yet.

    Got the disease bad. Lots more flying jackets in my collection, these are the best of my bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitaux8030 View Post
    Pair of Perry Sportswear USAAF A-2 flight jackets, WW2 era:


    Another Perry Sportswear USAAF A-2:


    'Irvin' (actually made by Links we think) RAF WW2 shearling flight jacket:

    (I've since restored it, fixing up the stitching, added a reproduction buckle and elastic neck strap to replace the missing bits)

    USAF B-15C and L-2A nylon flight jackets, 1960s:


    USAAF B-3 shearling flight jacket, WW2 era.

    Has a very faint name & service number written on one of the neck straps, done some basic research trying to find information about the airman who once wore it into battle, not found out very much... yet.

    Got the disease bad. Lots more flying jackets in my collection, these are the best of my bunch.

    Superb items mate , they look like great examples ,

    Do you collect any other types of Militaria?

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    Not strictly military, Soviet GP-5 gas mask:

    Also got a Geiger-Muller tube out of Lithuania to make my own counter. Lots of good stuff coming out of the former Eastern Bloc countries

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    Modern GP field watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitaux8030 View Post
    Modern GP field watch
    Nice , I like these , have a Traser H3 , is this one broad arrow stamped ?

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    The watch is a Marathon PRF-46374G, made for US military use, so no broad arrow on this. This is the 'sterile' version that doesn't have "US Government" on the face. Don't think Commonwealth armed forces use this watch?

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