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My collection, airborne and the rest


henrivm71

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A selection of US medals.

 

Not all are WWII production, but I want to replace them in the future for correct wartime versions.

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Before some one asks....

 

Yes, it is an original.....

No, it is not named.....

Yes, it is postwar....1963 to be exact!

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Always liked the M209 and was very pleased when I could add one to my collection.

Complete with spare rotors, bag, straps, manual, messageclips, message booklet, ink and oil container.

Just missing the tweezers and screwdriver.

 

The German documents were a gift and belonged to one man.

The soldier died on the 12th of september 1939 during the invasion of Poland.

He first served with the RAD and in the book are the signatures of all his mates.

Also got the letters that were send to his parents to tell them he died and he is buried in a fieldgrave.

A later letter tells them that is grave was moved to a grave yard were all fieldgraves were collected.

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Recently I have concentraded my interest on ration and personal items.

Prefered full packages.....

 

Nice of this one is that it is complete but opened, so contence is visable!

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Again.....personal items......tabacco!!!

 

Most are full, but not advised to consume them!!!! :crying:

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Last one for today.....

 

Some weapon related items!!!!

 

I do love boobytrap and demolition items, but difficult to get!

 

So, for now......ENJOY!!!

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@Blake_E

Thanks for the compliments!

Just keep track on the topic and now and then there will be additions!

After your post there is added more.....

 

Beautiful collection you have there mate :) Thanks for posting, and keep the good stuff coming ;)
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Old Marine

That is a beautiful collection. You have some terrific pieces there and the medals are outstanding. Thanks for showing the photos.

 

Dennis

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Laurent M.

Hello Henri, very nice collection, or may I say museum... as it is much nicer than some museums I have visited in the past.

I think I had seen previously your website with work in progress on the new building for your collection, but can't find it anymore. Great to have you with us here.

Laurent M.

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Thanks for the compliments Dennis!

I must honestly say, got most medals by accident!!! :rolleyes:

Some one offered me a collection that belonged to his father who passed away 4 years before.

Everything was in boxes and we just opened a few.

Price was so attractive that I bought the complete lot and when I got home it appeared that there were about 600 medals in the lot!!!!

Among them the MOH!

Still have to sort out a lot, because there are also Russian, Polisch, French, Belgium and a lot more!

 

My first intention was to keep all WWII related medals and sell or trade all medals that are from 1945 till now.

Recently I am doubting if I will hang on to all WWII related medals.

They are just not my thing, only a few specific have my interest!

 

Oh, well......time will tell!

 

Henri

 

That is a beautiful collection. You have some terrific pieces there and the medals are outstanding. Thanks for showing the photos.

 

Dennis

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Hi Laurent,

 

Thanks for your message!

Check your messages....I have send you a PM.

 

Great to be here!!!!

 

Henri

 

Hello Henri, very nice collection, or may I say museum... as it is much nicer than some museums I have visited in the past.

I think I had seen previously your website with work in progress on the new building for your collection, but can't find it anymore. Great to have you with us here.

Laurent M.

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troyadamietz
A small selection of other airborne patches!

 

The small 101 badge is a badge that was ment for the paradescarf for the victory parade in New York in 1945.

Only the 82nd used these scarfs in the parade.

 

The metal medaillon was given to a women in 1944 when the 101st 506 PIR liberated Son.

It is the saint that protected the paratroopers and I have 2 different versions in my collection.

 

The round badge on the right is a British made breast badge for the 503 PIR, but damaged by moth!

 

The matchbook cover is a very lovely small piece and interesting to many collectors.

The drawing was made by Walt Disney, it is the 503 badge and it was sponsored by Pepsi cola!

No trouble to get rid of this if I want to sell it!!! :P

 

 

BEAUTIFUL !! WOW

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troyadamietz
Nice 506 breast badge, also again bought unseen!

With some people it is just possible if they know what quality you collect and you know they don't mess around with items.

 

 

Would love to have this. Very nice :thumbsup:

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troyadamietz
OK, helmets with painted signs.....always a point of discussion!

 

Bought this one from a friend who was into medic items.

He got it from the surroundings of Bastogne.

The helmet was never cleaned and is still in the condition "as found"!

 

Most likely the soldier who used it was a replacement during the Bulge, because the red crosses were used for the first time by the 101ste during the Bulge.

Nice touch is the original liner that was in it.

The webbing was repaired with bandage!

 

 

Your collection is killing me !!!!!

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troyadamietz

That is an unreal collection sir.

Beautiful items and very well done.

Very impressed :thumbsup:

Any chance of some close ups of more helmets?

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Dijkhuizen

Henri,

 

 

Nice to see you here on the forum with your collection.

 

Christian

Always looking for 9th aviation engineers, 9th troop carrier,82nd AB and 101st AB related material.

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Thank you for the compliments!

 

Keep track on this topic and may be in the future I will post some close up shots of the helmets!!!

 

 

That is an unreal collection sir.

Beautiful items and very well done.

Very impressed :thumbsup:

Any chance of some close ups of more helmets?

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Christian,

 

You do turn up every were!!!! :lol:

 

Yes, pleased that I joined!

Great site!!!

 

Henri

 

Henri,

Nice to see you here on the forum with your collection.

 

Christian

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Hi Fabio,

 

Thanks for the compliments!

 

Everybody calls it a museum, but it is nothing more then a space I build to be able to display it properly and have an excuus to collect more!

If you got the space..... :lol:

 

Regards,

Henri

 

What a nice collection you have!

Thank you for sharing... it looks like a museum!!!

 

Regards

 

Fabio

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