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Hello everyone,

I have already read a lot of topics on this forum but i have never posted anything untill today, so I thought that it would be a good idea to start with a topic about my collection.

I try to focus my collection on the personal items that the common GI could have carried with him during the war. I also collect 35th Inf. Div. items, mainly because I am a member of a reenactment group called the 35th Infantry Division Belgium.

So here it goes:










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My latest project:

I'm trying to make a display that is based on the first GI in this photo of the 35th Inf. Div. in Lutrebois (near Bastogne).


Since it's not that clear what equipment he is wearing, i have improvised a little. I still need a second medic brassard, a litter and a pair of Shoe Pacs to finish this project.





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norwegian blue


really nice, clean cut display and collection! Nothing distracts the eye, only good stuff, displayed with taste...

what, me worry?



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That is a very tasteful display. I would love to do something along these lines for PTO sailors (shipboard and shoreside)...but that is a spendy endeavor.

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.
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Great collection!


Very nicely displayed too.

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*


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Excellent! You've hit the ground running!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"


Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon





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What can I say, it's clean, neat, attactive and well done! You can be proud!!

"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."

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Well done.Outstanding display and great detail of smaller items.

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  • 1 month later...

New items from this month :).


All of the new items in place



A wooden table with sewing machine that I bought at a Flea market in Antwerp.



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Bram. T, you have done a great job presenting your mannequins and artifacts. The photography is very good also. Thanks

- Dedicated to my Uncle Ches -

General Ferdinand Joseph Chesarek

United States Army
Feb. 18, 1914 to Nov. 20, 1993


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A VERY clean and well organized display room! LOVE IT! I enjoy seeing collections pertaining to one Division or unit.


I will keep my eye out for 35th Division items for you!

Visit My 76th Division Collection Website!


Always looking for 76th Infantry Division Items and Information!!

385th, 304th, and 417th Infantry Regiments : 355th, 364th, 901st, 302nd Field Artillery Battalions

301st Medical and 301st Engineer Battalions



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Jumpin Jack

Hello Bram,


What I like about our Belgium collector friends is their attention to detail, and well defined collections. I live in the land of the 35th Infantry Division (Kansas), but being a general collector, I don't zero in on material of the 35th. You have done very well! Jack Angolia

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Nine O Nine

Awesome display Bram. Particularly the personal items :)



WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.


Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO


Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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