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Started by brad k , Aug 10 2017 10:26 AM

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#1 brad k

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:26 AM

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these items were brought back by a officer in the 26th div who I won't name., they were given to me by his widow years ago.  



#2 brad k

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:29 AM

I believe this says kitchen, it still has slivers of shrapnel in it and the hole at the leg of the K goes all the way through.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:31 AM

Oh my gosh. What an amazing group of bring backs. I loved seeing these. Thanks!
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:31 AM

one helmet still has fragments of stamps and an outline of a letter pasted on it from being sent home.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:34 AM

this aviators helmet was from an observer on a gotha bomber that crash landed, he and the pilot were captured by the captain. 

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:35 AM

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#7 David D

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:09 PM

Wow! I've never seen a better selection of bring backs! Even better they are from a Yankee div officer!

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:34 PM

Thats a huge score, one of the nicest WW1 bring back collections i have seen from one man! 



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:26 PM

Excellent items -- loved seeing them.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:43 PM

Kuche der S.B. means Kitchen of S....... B......

S.B. could mean several things Schutzen Bataillon / Sanitater Bataillon / Stabs Bataillon. etc, etc.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:53 PM

Kuche der S.B. means Kitchen of S....... B......

S.B. could mean several things Schutzen Bataillon / Sanitater Bataillon / Stabs Bataillon. etc, etc.

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Herman

thank you



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:39 PM

Can you make out the markings on the inside of the helmets near the chinstrap lugs? Should be a letter/number combo that tells who made it as well as the helmet size. Looks like they're both size 64s.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:28 AM

Can you make out the markings on the inside of the helmets near the chinstrap lugs? Should be a letter/number combo that tells who made it as well as the helmet size. Looks like they're both size 64s.

both are the same, G.B.N.64  the first letter might be  an O or a G



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:24 AM

Holy smokes!!...the captain really liked grabbing soveneers..our kind of guy!.....mike

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:03 AM

Some very nice souvenirs!  The flight helmet is killer.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:36 AM

both are the same, G.B.N.64  the first letter might be  an O or a G


G.B.N. is correct, it stands for Gebruder Bing, Nurnberg. I believe they were the only Bavarian company to make helmets during the war.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:37 AM

GOOD STUFF!!

 

Thanks for posting



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:14 AM

Fantastic bring backs! They look like they're in really nice condition too!

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

Great group. What's the item in the lower left corner of the first shot. Some type of grenade? 



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:22 PM

Great group. What's the item in the lower left corner of the first shot. Some type of grenade? 

a cigar lighter made from an artillery shell



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:58 AM

A really interesting and historic group of souvenirs!  Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:08 PM

What a fantastic group! Amazing that it's been left complete.



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:28 PM

A very nice group. Thanks for posting it!




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