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The Overlord Collection - Update Take 3

Started by zippy144 , Jul 15 2017 12:41 AM

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#26 MCDUFF

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:50 AM

Hi Tom, I never tire of seeing your collection. I am honoured to have seen a lot of it in the flesh, and congratulate you on your in-depth knowledge and dedication to the D-Day Normandy campaign. Just superb! See you soon. Cheers Graham



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:54 AM

Tom,

 

Very well done. Beautiful pieces in a well centered, first class collection.

 

Thanks again for sharing!

Andy



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:33 AM

The jump lights were mounted at eye level right next to the exit door. The jump master would give the order to "Stand in the door."  When the light turned green, he would slap the butt of the person standing in the door, who would immediately exit, and the stick would follow.  Jack



#29 Lt. Kelly

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:39 AM

Incredible collection. Nice job on the way you display it!



#30 Mikekennedy38

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:18 PM

What an amazing collection! I hope one day to have one as nice as yours.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:47 AM

really love your collection anh do you display your stuff !!!



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:23 AM

Hi Tom

As Graham said, I count myself lucky to have seen even a few of these pieces whilst we've been chatting at events over the years. Absolutely stunning to see the items all in one thread! A truly high class and focused collection with some items most of us can only dream of!

Keep up the great work,

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:11 AM

Fantastic collection and better than most museum displays, thanks for posting.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:15 AM

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Wonderful collection

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:26 AM

Hi

Thank You for all your kind comments.

I was lucky to meet a great group of collectors very early on who taught me to spend the money and buy the best quality items you can afford. Buying quality not quantity. The pictures you see are proof that it was good advise.

Regards

Tom

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:22 AM

Zippy you have a very nice collection...some really important paper work. In post number 8 can you tell me what the boots are. They appear to be very small. Are they a miniature pair of boots or just a very small pair of boots.
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Posted 03 September 2017 - 01:33 AM

Zippy you have a very nice collection...some really important paper work. In post number 8 can you tell me what the boots are. They appear to be very small. Are they a miniature pair of boots or just a very small pair of boots.
Thanks.
Ronnie

 

Hi Ronnie

 

They are indeed a miniature pair of jump boots. They are made identically to the full size versions, they came with part of a G/502 PIR grouping. I suspect they were made as souvenirs for the troopers as i have come across similar miniatures uniforms before for that purpose.

 

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 03:19 AM

Hi Tom, you have a truly wonderful collection and the way it is displayed is flawless. 

 

Can you tell me a little bit about that 6th AD helmet? To me it looks like it was a former 8th AD helmet and the 8 was made into a 6. Or am I seeing things? Whatever the case me be, I like it very much. 

 

Rene



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

Hi Tom, you have a truly wonderful collection and the way it is displayed is flawless. 
 
Can you tell me a little bit about that 6th AD helmet? To me it looks like it was a former 8th AD helmet and the 8 was made into a 6. Or am I seeing things? Whatever the case me be, I like it very much. 
 
Rene


Hi Rene

Thank you for your kind comments.
There is a fair bit of history on this site about the helmet, I will try and find the link. When it was originally found it has a flaking decal on the front and the first owner got a bit curious and flaked away the decal to reveal the painted version underneath.
It is part of a grouping with dog tags, photo album and some other 6th AD bits. Bizarrely I brought the helmet to retail, but when I got it home and did the research he was WIA in Normandy... So it very quickly became a keeper...

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Tom

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:28 AM

How do you have 3 camo Westy liners!!? I cant even find 1


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:33 AM

How do you have 3 camo Westy liners!!? I cant even find 1


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Hi

Lol, I have a bit of a thing for camouflage. It all started with one and then I realised there were multiple variations so I started buying them when I see them. I am missing one type to complete the set...

Tom

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 01:24 PM

Hi

Lol, I have a bit of a thing for camouflage. It all started with one and then I realised there were multiple variations so I started buying them when I see them. I am missing one type to complete the set...

Tom


Wow, I hope you get that last one. These do not come up often haha


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:26 AM

That torn of assault vest bottom is very cool. Great collection

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

Tom, great collection!

 

Did you rig up the lighting in your glass display cases? I have the exact same ones but they're no illuminated yet. I have to decide whether to get LED strips or mount a light through the top hole.

 

Pat



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:03 AM

Tom, great collection!
 
Did you rig up the lighting in your glass display cases? I have the exact same ones but they're no illuminated yet. I have to decide whether to get LED strips or mount a light through the top hole.
 
Pat


Hi Pat

Yes I used LED strip lights each cabinet used a 5m length kit. I decided to use 4 strips per shelf which gives a great alround light With no shadows on the helmets. I just cut them to length and soldered speaker wire to join them together.
It has totally transformed the look of the room when they are turned on and it makes the usually dark bottom shelve just as good as the other shelves.

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Tom

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:06 AM

Hi Rene

Thank you for your kind comments.
There is a fair bit of history on this site about the helmet, I will try and find the link. When it was originally found it has a flaking decal on the front and the first owner got a bit curious and flaked away the decal to reveal the painted version underneath.
It is part of a grouping with dog tags, photo album and some other 6th AD bits. Bizarrely I brought the helmet to retail, but when I got it home and did the research he was WIA in Normandy... So it very quickly became a keeper...

Regards

Tom

Hi Tom,

 

Thanks for the info. I can understand why you kept the helmet :).

 

Rene



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:36 PM

 
Hi Ronnie
 
They are indeed a miniature pair of jump boots. They are made identically to the full size versions, they came with part of a G/502 PIR grouping. I suspect they were made as souvenirs for the troopers as i have come across similar miniatures uniforms before for that purpose.
 
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Regards
 
Tom


Tom thanks for the info. Here is the reason I asked. I have the exact same pair. I had never seen another pair of these until I saw yours. I had thought that mine may have been a Salesman's Sample. They are extremely well made. At any rate it's good to see another pair out there. My photos are not very good as the boots were not the subject of the photo. Thanks again for your reply.
Ronnie

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:51 PM

very nice collection! Do you have any photos of the german helmet?




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