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Hi guys, rainy day here so I decided to snap some photos of my collection. Recently I started to add printed pictures & info that's attached to some of my favorite items. I hope you guys enjoy & hopefully nobody minds the German & Japanese items mixed in. Please feel free to ask for better photos of anything!

 

-John

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Thank you Dave & David!

 

Dave that's probably one of my rarest German items! It came from a gentleman who worked at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, must of bummed it off a soldier returning home. 

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1 hour ago, awm said:

Very nice. also nice to see a little polish stuff too! 

Thank you! Polish stuff is hard to find but I try pick it up when it surfaces!

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3 minutes ago, Longhorn92 said:

Awesome displays. Love to see war rooms. 

Glad you like it! Looking forward to some more YouTube videos 🙂

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Nice collection and displays, thanks for sharing! How did you end up mounting the rikers to the wall?

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That is a heck of a collection. I'm partial to the Pacific items as my dad was there. It took me a while to find a Japanese helmet but it's one of my favorites. Love the katana also. I had to buy one because my dad sold the 2 he brought home when I was off to school. Mine however is the NCO type. Dad brought an officers sword home but again - gone. Nice dog too.

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15 hours ago, John4022 said:

Glad you like it! Looking forward to some more YouTube videos 🙂

Well, you might be the only one who watches. It’s a pain to do and not many folks view them so I don’t do too many. But thanks. I’ve been posting a lot on Facebook, which I swore I’d never join. But it’s a great place to see things and make contacts. 

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2 hours ago, JasonT said:

Nice collection and displays, thanks for sharing! How did you end up mounting the rikers to the wall?

 

Thank you! I use zip ties as a hanger. Poke two holes centered in the back and fasten the zip tie through to make a loop. Then I hang it onto a nail. Took a picture for a example!20211025_133659.jpg

 

1 hour ago, 268th C.A. said:

I noticed the War Dog too...😀

 

I was wondering if anyone was going to spot her! I wasn't brave enough to kick her off my bed, she'd give me a mouth full!

 

1 hour ago, sundance said:

That is a heck of a collection. I'm partial to the Pacific items as my dad was there. It took me a while to find a Japanese helmet but it's one of my favorites. Love the katana also. I had to buy one because my dad sold the 2 he brought home when I was off to school. Mine however is the NCO type. Dad brought an officers sword home but again - gone. Nice dog too.

 

Thank you!!! I'm always expanding my interest. First I started collecting only German, then American in the ETO, but now I collect USMC & Japanese stuff as of 2 years ago. Its nice to have a representation of all theaters in a collection. Sorry to hear that your dad got rid of his bring backs, hopefully you still have his uniforms or other personal items from his service. That's more important for the family to hang onto in my opinion. I've noticed Japanese stuff is a hard path to collect. A lot of messed with items (especially swords & helmets). Thats why I like patches, what you see is what you get! 

 

59 minutes ago, Longhorn92 said:

Well, you might be the only one who watches. It’s a pain to do and not many folks view them so I don’t do too many. But thanks. I’ve been posting a lot on Facebook, which I swore I’d never join. But it’s a great place to see things and make contacts. 

 

You did a great job on your productions and I know its a ton of work. But if you enjoy making the videos that's all that counts. I'll always stay subscribed incase you decide to post more! I just joined up with a couple Facebook groups as well. It certainly has a lot of traffic, but hopefully it doesn't detract from our forums which I still prefer.

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268th C.A.

put the small felt dots on the corners of the Ryker mounts it will keep the black off the walls...

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you have a superb collection ! the M43 cap is a foreign manufacture? (italian made maybe ?)

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1 hour ago, 268th C.A. said:

put the small felt dots on the corners of the Ryker mounts it will keep the black off the walls...

Good idea, thank you!

7 minutes ago, FN43 said:

you have a superb collection ! the M43 cap is a foreign manufacture? (italian made maybe ?)

Yes, good eye! It is indeed Italian made. It was a bringback by the commander of the 109th Engineer Battalion of the 34th Inf Div. 

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M24 Chaffee

Great collection and very nicely displayed! Nice tankers jacket!

 

Frank

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21 hours ago, John4022 said:

 

Yes, good eye! It is indeed Italian made. It was a bringback by the commander of the 109th Engineer Battalion of the 34th Inf Div. 

It's a rare cap ! you also have nice cutoffs and what a collection of arm bands! 

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tim novak

Although not US, what is the story on the uniform cut SS sleeve eagle with paperwork.  Can we see what is typed, if in English?

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General Apathy

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Hi John, 

 

Reading your posts with interest I spotted the frame you have referencing the V-1 & V-2 attacks on Antwerp from October 1944 to March 1945.

 

A friend in London has just sent me images of two maps that he acquired from a British veteran who was part of the Royal engineers that helped to clear the bomb rubble & debris from the rocket attacks. 

 

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regards lewis.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi John, 

 

Reading your posts with interest I spotted the frame you have referencing the V-1 & V-2 attacks on Antwerp from October 1944 to March 1945.

 

A friend in London has just sent me images of two maps that he acquired from a British veteran who was part of the Royal engineers that helped to clear the bomb rubble & debris from the rocket attacks. 

 

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regards lewis.

 

 

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That's really cool Lewis, congratulations to your English friend!!! I've always been fascinated by the German Vengeance weapons so anything related to them I find extremely fascinating. It's hard to imagine the fear these weapons imposed on the populaces that were targeted. The maps you shared would look great framed in any collection & thank you for sharing them!

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49 minutes ago, tim novak said:

Although not US, what is the story on the uniform cut SS sleeve eagle with paperwork.  Can we see what is typed, if in English?

Hi Tim, those are some of my favorite pieces of my collection & I am really happy you asked about them.

 

All of the items in this post are bring backs of William Dick Jr of the 745th Tank Battalion. I was lucky enough to purchase this grouping straight from his son. The cut off Sleeve Eagle is a rarer pattern and the document is a news flier from the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division "Götz von Berlichingen". He liberated these pieces while he was in Normandy and very possibly off the same SS soldier. 

 

The news flier mostly gives propaganda updates from the other fronts & information about the V-1 Rocket. It also talks about the attempted assassination of Hitler (Operation Valkyrie) which occurred July 20th 1944, this newsletter was printed July 21st! I attached a rough translation that I worked on personally so hopefully its not too rough. 

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