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A smattering of my uncle's TR bring-back haul


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I must say that I've been enjoying this new "trial" forum on the USMF and agree that keeping the postings in proper context to avoid devolving into foreign militaria discussion is the proper guidance.

 

My (grand) uncle served in three wars (WWI, II and the KW) and I've posted here extensively regarding his service and the discoveries I've made regarding his service along the way. My initial foray into collecting began with the trunk of TR militaria that he had liberated during his service in the ETO as both MIS and CIC. He did go into Berchtesgaden which provided considerable opportunity to acquire some of the TR finery, uniform elements and ephemera. What he sent home was contained in several trunks (two of which were sent to my grandparents home in 1945) and remained untouched since they were packed by my uncle.

 

In the trunk(s) was a veritable treasure trove of items ranging from a full SS officer uniform (trousers, frock, long overcoat, visor cap, helmet) to pieces of cavalry and Wehrmacht uniforms, a dress dagger, a HUGE flag/banner, brassards, photos, books with Der Fuhrer's plate, tinnies, pins, medals, etc.

 

My uncle wanted us to sell what we could to raise funds to help care for my grandparents (my grandfather was his little brother) as we relocated them to assisted living and the expense was going to be (obviously) significant. After much research, I contacted a few reputable collectors, selling some of the most amazing pieces (the SS items) to him for well over $10k (this was in 1995).

 

I still have much remaining and here is a sample:

 

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I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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Pristine Condition..

 

Looks like it was stored magnificently,

 

Leigh

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr  - US Army (Retired)

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He had great taste in bring backs!! Any pictures of the stuff that was sold?

Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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I did take photos way back then (in 1994) of the items when we discovered the trunks in the attic. I don't know where they are since it has been 18 years since then.

 

The condition is the product of storage for a half-century without being opened to the environs. I was thankful that nothing else happened whilebin the attic! The buyer was beside himself as he had NEVER seen TR stuff in this condition. All of the leather is still supple. Fabrics are as new. If one didn't know any better, they'd think it was repro...but everything is correct in regards to the stamps and issuing marks.

I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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That's a killer Cavalry waffenrock!

 

 

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That's a killer Cavalry waffenrock!

 

 

Mark sends

 

I'm not much on German militaria, but when I see how they focused attention toward the details - that every appointment (button, braid, etc.) applied was done so tastefully and with purpose, I can see past the adornment of the Nazi symbolism and observe the traditions that were carried ahead from the Imperial German uniforms.

 

Would I every "buy" a TR item? Nope. Since these help to tell my uncle's narrative of service in the U.S. Army, I hang on to them.

I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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bhmilitarycollector84

wow , very impressive , clean examples :)

Iam Ben from michigan , always looking for ww2 German award documents

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Those are some nice bringbacks!

 

JD

AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Very nice uniform in deed I have been on the fence for a couple years weather to buy one or not. I'm not a big fan of the dark side stuff but some of it talks to me. These parade uniforms are one of the items I like so it's been on my mind. Now I see how nice yours looks and it's got me thinking again about getting one. Then again the amount of money it would cost me would be a good start on some higher end US stuff I want. This is a problem with this addiction I call a hobby to much cool stuff not enough money lol.

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