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    Mainly military chaplain-related equipment, supplies and ephemera.
  1. Wow, almost 10 years later and this thread is still going! My eBay username is nazchapdwd. I mainly buy but sometimes sell. As my username suggests, I'm into chaplain-related items!
  2. Perhaps a correction which some of you could help with. I assumed that the "95" in the center of the triangle of the Stalag stamp was the Stalag number. As I've just tried to find more information on this camp, it seems the IIIB around the circle is the camp. Am I reading that correctly? What, then, is the 95?
  3. I recently acquired an interesting pair of books (not together). The first is a Bible in English given to English-speaking POWs in German POW camps. It has the approval or clearance stamp from Stalag 95. The other is a devotional book given to German POWs in the U.S. It has the U.S. "passed" stamp. Interestingly, they were both given by the same organization: the Ecumenical Commission for Chaplaincy Service to Prisoners of War.
  4. Yep, General Order Number 1 (from HQ, Multi-National Crops-Iraq), under #3 "Prohibited Activities": "i. Removing, possessing, selling, defacing, or destroying archeological artifacts or national treasures." Of course, archeological artifacts are different than war trophies. Under GO#1 war souvenirs which are approved and authorized include: "helmets and head coverings; bayonets; uniforms and uniform items such as insignia and patches; canteens; compasses; rucksacks; pouches; load bearing equipment; flags; military training manuals; books and pamphlets; posters; placards; photographs; or o
  5. Yeah, I've been there too (took groups there for tours). Ancient pieces of "trash" are all over the place, especially in the area they think was a trash dump but it's all still artifacts that belong to the Iraqi people. Any find at any archeological site is still protected, as I understand it. I think it may even have been mentioned in one of the General Orders...
  6. I thought that it was illegal to take artifacts found at archeological sites in Iraq, like Ur.
  7. Nice collection! Do you know what the "H.H.D." stands for, who that particular maker is?
  8. So does the color of the helmet (repainted) indicate a re-issue for a particular period or era?
  9. (Hopefully this is the correct place to post this) I pulled out an M1 helmet/liner which I've had for years to try to determine a date for it. I had originally found it while working as a residential trash collector (garbage man). I dumped a can in the truck and there was this helmet along with some other TA-50. I assumed it was of more recent production as it resembled what I wore in Basic Training in the 1980s. As I researched it, I think I may have more than I though I did so would appreciate your help. It's a swivel-bail, front-seam Schlueter so was definitely produced during
  10. Thanks, all, for your wise counsel (I love this forum!). I stayed away from it. It sold for $77.11 with only 2 bidders.
  11. I've enjoyed seeing these chaplain helmets! Here's my one (1!) authentic chaplain helmet. Worn by a chaplain in both Afghanistan and Iraq, 25 months total, though not consecutive.
  12. BTW, the seller is marvelyn51 in the California if anyone knows of him...
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