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  • 29-05-2009 7:58pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭ arnhem44


    Well done lads,its great to see the interest and some fine items on boths threads and welcome to the forum:)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ Dr Strange


    arnhem44 wrote: »
    Preusse you'll have to consider a few more stickies at this rate:D

    Yes arnhem44 but I wonder....would it make sense to put up one sticky for all private collections or a sticky for each private collection :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭ arnhem44


    Not sure how one would get around it,maybe it might benefit the forum better it the posters items were posted into the relevant threads already started to keep them active,I'm not saying that someone shouldn't show there collections,theres been some great items posted up here in the last few weeks,it would just be a shame if one collection was overshadowed by another,they all deserve the same amount of traffic.Just wondered would a sticky better serve collections which could be updated from time to time by each member who uses it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ Dr Strange


    OK, I'm gonna sticky the last three collections in one thread and anyone who has a collection up of wants some threads included in this one just let me know. Let's see how it works out. ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ Dr Strange


    This thread may be used to post an introduction to your collection. This is mostly for pictures showing combination of items. If you want to show a particularl piece you can use the existing threads on specialised items or, if none exists, create one (e.g. Iron Cross, Bayonets, Political Awards, Police Awards etc....).

    Thanks! :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,342 Morlar


    How about using this sticky to put all the links to your collection ? That way each user would have one post in this sticky and it would be far more manageable.

    Here are some of mine posted on here so far :


    Wehrmacht Photo Album - Belgium & France in May - June 1940

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055313206

    Photo pickups - (56k heavy)
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055324121

    Panzer & SS men photographs & Postcards
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055510598

    WWII German Feldpost & Deathcard selection
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055511490

    WWII German ID / PAPERS
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055511511

    WWI Photographs, Propaganda Postcards & Feldpost
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055510556

    Photo collection LW + DAK Italy, Corfu, Greece and North Afrika

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055589377


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ Dr Strange


    Yes, that may be a good idea Morlar. Before I play around with this sticky again I would like to hear from the others as well though. Just to make sure.

    So guys, it's no problem to reinstate your individual collection posts and sticky the links here. You can always add a new link to your post here (if it doesnt work just pm me and I'll include the new links whenever you wish).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,494 citizen_p


    yeah i might just post a document sthread....for all my books, leaflets, maps
    and genral millitaria section for the bayonet / vickers case / coins etc...

    Documents collection
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055600733

    General militaria
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055600734


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ Dr Strange


    Mousey- wrote: »
    yeah i might just post a document sthread....for all my books, leaflets, maps
    and genral millitaria section for the bayonet / vickers case / coins etc...

    mousey-,
    I can merge your document posts into one thread and your other posts into a general thread if you like. An also add the links here.

    Let me know.

    P.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,494 citizen_p


    yeah that would be fine


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ Dr Strange


    Pvtthomas' general militaria link
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055600735

    Fredrick's documents
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055600737

    Fredrick's medals
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055600739


    @Mousey-

    your links are included in your own post (post 16) below.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,494 citizen_p




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,342 Morlar


    I have uploaded some more German WW2 Photo Albums here;

    Western & Eastern Front Album

    http://www.militaria-archive.com/west-ost/index.html

    Western Front Album - Eastern Front loose pictures & Stalag Front 221 Document
    http://www.militaria-archive.com/westfront-spain/index.html

    Early Sturmabteilung (S.A.) & NSBO Photo Album 1929 - 1934
    http://www.militaria-archive.com/nsbo/index.html

    Freiwilliger Arbeitsdienst (FAD) Female unit November 1st 1934 to 30 April 1935 (Album 1)
    http://www.militaria-archive.com/fad-a/index.html

    Freiwilliger Arbeitsdienst (FAD) Female unit May 1st 1935 to November 1st 1935 (Album 2)
    http://www.militaria-archive.com/fad-b/index.html

    Also a small selection of Allied Photographs - USO Show 1944 -45
    http://www.militaria-archive.com/american-uso/index.html

    Have another few hundred american pics including USAAF and several German Ostfront albums to do in the next while.


  • Registered Users Posts: 666 deise blue


    I,m not sure if this is the right forum.
    My grandfather fought at Ypres and later in Messopotamia where he was commissioned and where he won the Military Cross ,he later joined the RFC and after the war captained the Garrison in Cairo,
    He was an outstanding sportsman and played soccer for Leicester City and Waterford ( where he was from ) , he also played Rugby for the British Army and cricket for the MCC.
    The family have various items .
    Pictures of him in uniform including one standing by his plane.
    The Military Cross with ribbon in the original presentation box together with his service medals.
    His regimental sword and scabbard.
    Field Binoculars.
    A rugby cap awarded to him and a squash trophy he won in Egypt.
    A rather ragged copy of a magazine entitled " Our Irish Heroes " in which he features.
    Does anyone know of any Museum or Exhibition who would be interested in exhibiting these items ?( preferably in Waterford area )


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭ arnhem44


    Wow that is something to treasure,the Waterford Museum has an online database regarding WW1,they might be worth a try,I'll try and find there link and post it back here for you,any chance of some photos to make our mouths water,lol

    Here you go

    http://www.waterfordcountymuseum.org/exhibit/web/Display/category/5/


  • Registered Users Posts: 666 deise blue


    Thanks. Arnhem 44.
    Will contact Waterford County Museum.
    We are gathering all items together at present , I can promise you that I will post photos in the near future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,230 chem


    fine collection


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,230 chem


    and some more :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭ arnhem44


    Hi chem,great selection,going by the tags still attached are these for sale?.Love the Artillery Luger


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,230 chem


    arnhem44 wrote: »
    Hi chem,great selection,going by the tags still attached are these for sale?.Love the Artillery Luger

    Hi arnhem, yea all for sale. And all live so need licence. No hope down here of getting a licence for the luger :mad:

    I can PM you the shops location if interested.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭ arnhem44


    Thanks chem,I'll have to stick to looking at the photos I'm afraid.;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ Jim S


    My own stuff , a mixture of optical items, all cleaned restored and in working order.
    The degree of restoration , limited to restoring function , repainting and a complete re work no, honest wear has not been corrected.
    Most of what I have an interest in is German WW2 navy - cap tallies , postcards, photographs- a little eclectic in some respects .

    Other than this RN optical items mostly hand held along with civilian binoculars by Barr and Stroud by and large these always involve a rebuild but that done they are as good as new.

    My other vice - Reichskrieg and State Service Flags, backed up with some of the more common party banners and some Hitler Youth items.
    Finding decent examples within Ireland - hardly possible, the few that I have seen very poor order and rather over priced.


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