Chrisnp

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Militaria collector; US, European and Japanese from 1861-1920, with an ephasis on WWI and a particular interest in the WWI Interallied Victory Medal series. I'm alsoMilitaria collector; US, European and Japanese from 1861-1920, with an ephasis on WWI and a particular interest in the WWI Interallied Victory Medal series. I'm also acquiring a collection of WWI British Army line infantry other ranks cap badges. Another aspect of my collecting is the acquisition of firearms and accessories from this ’61 to ’19 era. I’m a retired Army Warrant Officer with a lifelong interest in the lives of soldiers of the past, and the items they used and wore. I’ve been collecting militaria for about 40 years now, and enjoy sharing what I’ve learned as well as continuing to learn from others. (Read more)

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Model 1860 Staff & Line Officer’s Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
General Officer's Sash & Dress Hanger with 1902 Saber - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
U.S. Model 1902 Saber - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
US Military Aiguillettes and Gloves - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Dad’s French Fourragère and a later American Issue - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
US 1902 Uniform Breast Cords - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Victory Medals for All Divisions of the AEF, Part 4 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Victory Medals for All Divisions of the AEF, Part 3 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Victory Medals for All Divisions of the AEF, Part 2 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Victory Medals for All Divisions of the AEF, Part 1 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

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  1. Actually, French Colonial Infantry wore an anchor on their kepis, and there was a 24th Colonial Infantry Regiment in WWI. Yellow might be photographing as black in your image. I have attached a WWII...
  2. I would call it scarce, partly because most of the old web equipment has mildewed and rotted away over the last 100+ years, and because it’s the cavalry version, and there’s usually less cavalry equip...
  3. RosaChan, The field of militaria is huge, and I only claim to be knowledgeable in some areas of it. Fortunately I’ve read enough and handled enough stuff to usually recognize where to direct my resea...
  4. Thanks blunder. I noticed you weren’t your usual talkative self. Hope all is good down there. Fortapache, Last year I made a new year’s resolution to do at least one post a week with the goal of ...
  5. Thanks for the love vetraio50, southcop, Harborguy, fortapache, blunder, officialfuel, Jewels, lundy, pw-collector, Manikin and aghcollect
  6. Thanks for the love vetraio50, southcop, Harborguy, CindB, blunder, fortapache, officialfuel, Jewels and pw-collector
  7. I don't know clocks, but by the soldier's standing collar and square belt buckle, I would guess at Spanish American War. Chris
  8. Thanks for all your help RosaChan. As I think you know, my mystery was about who wore the sash, and with your helpfulness and some further research, I do believe this is a general officer's sash, pre-...
  9. And a happy holidays to you as well Jim
  10. Wow, that's quire a link! Good to know sashes were worn till 1917 by general officers. Although the officer who's estate I got this from would not have been flag grade in WWI, the item may have come...
  11. I wonder how late the 1861 regulations were in effect. The lump created by the faux knot would make it awkward to wear a belt over this particular sash.
  12. Thanks for the love Virginia.vintage, Militarist, Manikin, ttomtucker, SEAN68, officialfuel, blunder, southcop, racer4four, aghcollect, and Jewels.
  13. Thanks for the love katherinescollections, officialfuel, blunder, PatSea, Jewels, Elisabethan and aghcollect.
  14. The small print in the bottom corner connects this with Raritan Arsenal, New Jersey. You may already know this but: "The former Raritan Arsenal was used extensively for U.S. Army operations from 1...
  15. Scott - Sorry about the delay in reply - I've been playing catch-up ever since I got my computer back. I'd heard about Plates And Buckles by Kerksis, and have been hoping to get a less expensiv...
  16. I used to go to competitions with my DCM M-1 Garand. Ft Hood had a 1,000 yard range so I knew I could "reach out and touch someone" with that weapon. I wish I hadn't gotten rid of it.
  17. Ahh, I have my own computer back, and updated the photos.
  18. always wanted a HP, preferably the WWII Canadian issue, in spite of the fact that it's outside my usual period for collecting. Chris
  19. Scott, do you know a few good web sites or available reference books for identifying fake and original belt plates? I'd like to expand my collecting into belt plates, but am put off by the sheer numbe...
  20. Also, you'll notice the top of the crown is starting to cave in. Although I didn't ask the seller about the composition, this is pretty normal on the original helmets, as the cork supporting the crown...
  21. Militarist, I'm pretty sure the Belgian fourragère is mostly red. I believe both of these represent the French award. I think the difference in color is partly due to different manufacturers blending...
  22. I was late posting this week due to my home computer problems, in other words too lazy to drive to my office on a weekend to use the computer I'm supposed to be working from. ha! Anyways, there's a...
  23. Please check comments 4 & 6 above. Surplus sold though a "militiary clothier", even 70 year old surplus, was not unusual. Although it could be a reproducton, I don't think an Iowa college would invest...
  24. I was looking at the second and third picture. I dunno about the first picture, but it looks like the URLs you found.
  25. I looked around a bit more, and found out other Warsaw Pact countries used that "rain pattern" cammo - at least you know it's East Euro
  26. The M67 ammo was 7.62x39, A Yugoslav improvement on the old M43 Kalashnikov ammo. This stuff was manufactured in Yugoslavia
  27. well, at least the one in the first picture.
  28. I don't think it's BAR because that first picture looks like the East German Strichmuster type camouflage pattern. Scroll down this URL a bit and you'll see it http://camopedia.org/index.php?title=...
  29. I was thinking MG42 or 43 too, but I really don't know. What I don't think is that it would be Soviet, because I don't think there is a "W" in the Cyrillic alphabet.
  30. Glad to be of help :)
  31. Scott is the CW expert on that - so go with his $25-$50 estimate.
  32. I seem to be trailing Scott of late. What he said is correct, and I would only add that is an 8mm Lebel cartridge, used by both the French and the Belgians. The crown would indicate Belgium, as it i...
  33. Thanks Militarist
  34. Congrats on Jacky! Don't worry about reading all this, it's mainly a tribute page for Veterans Day.
  35. Like Scott says, not a regular issue patch. My opinion only - to me this looks like Army DUI (Distinctive Unit Insignia) which is an enameled pin, but in this case made into an unofficial patch. Unf...
  36. Always a pleasure Scott. Thanks for the love vetraio50, fortapache, officialfuel, Manikin, ron1939, Harborguy, ttomtucker and aghcollect.
  37. Thanks for the love vetraio50, fortapache, blunder, officialfuel, ttomtucker, aghcollect and Jewels.
  38. No problem Blunder. I ran long on these posts. Thanks for the love vetraio50, fortapache, officialfuel, Manikin, ttomtucker, aghcollect and Jewels.
  39. Thanks for the love vetraio50, fortapache, blunder, officialfuel, Manikin, ttomtucker, aghcollect and Jewels.
  40. Hi Scott, Sorry for the late reply, but my computer's acting wonky so I'm popping in when I have a chance on a computer at work. To answer your question, three of these medals have been ID'd t...
  41. Thanks so much for posting this. I was listening to a radio broadcast about this here in the US, and I must say this picture overwhelms any sense of it I had in my mind. proud to have had ancestor...
  42. I don't see evidence of post WWII. Again there is that stand-up collar that it seems German uniforms had gotten away from by WWII. I just did a cursory look at post-war Bundeswehr, and it looks like...
  43. yes to Norfolk. RFA=Royal Field Artillery. Go ask your brother anyway, it's a good excuse to chat :)
  44. Lets see - Left to right, top row: US Army Europe (USAEUR), First Army (after WWII a stateside unit), 2nd Armor Division (mostly Ft Hood Texas), upside-down Staff Sergeant's rank Second row: First ...
  45. Familiar with the joke, just trying for a witty comeback. :)
  46. "leave no tern unstoned"? Are you accusing me of throwing rocks at aquatic birds? :)
  47. Nope, this coat ends below the waist. Otherwise the cuffs would be below the bottom of the jacket.
  48. Exactly. The Model 1881 dress helmet was used by the US Army from 1881 till about 1904. For decades afterwards, costume companies and "military clothiers" bought them cheap and then sold them to ...
  49. Ah, you caught me playing fast and loose with terms! Technically speaking, a "shell jacket" ended at the waist. Sack coats were intended to end near the hips. These were replaced by campaign coats li...
  50. TubeAmp caught the zip code on your tricorn hats. Same company here, but I think they had these in stock as military surplus. Lots of these helmets ended their days with school bands and such.
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