Chrisnp

The Great Northwestern United States

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 interested in WWI British Army cap badges. Another aspect of my collecting is the acquisition of firearms, swords and accessories from this same ’61 to ’20 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 over 40 years now, and enjoy sharing what I’ve learned as well as continuing to learn from others. (Read more)

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Prussian Model 1848 Artillery Saber - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Aussie Saves Yank - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1850 Foot Officer's sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Model 1855 Bavarian Infantry Officer’s Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Model 1854 Hessian Infantry Officer’s Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1865 Bannerman/Hollywood Frankensword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Fuller Brush Salesman Letter Openers - Advertisingin Advertising
Private Purchase German 1889 Infantry Officer’s Swords - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Arsenal Marked German 1889 Infantry Officer’s Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
German Model 1889 Cavalry Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

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  1. blunder, I just did my usual weekly military item post. This was "in addition to" Thanks for the comments and/or love kyratango, blunder, fortapache, vetraio50, ttomtucker, walksoftly, Radegunder ...
  2. It was an easy guess, blunder. Thanks for the love vintagelamp, Roycroftbooksfromme1, blunder, fortapache, officialfuel, LOUMANAL and aghcollect.
  3. Glad to see this. I've always had an interest in the Jäger and Schützen units.
  4. Well, if you are ever in the upper left hand corner of the country, please look me up and I'll buy you an adult beverage.
  5. Thanks Fancigirl!
  6. Thanks for the love petey.
  7. Thanks for the love petey, ttomtucker, officialfuel, vintagelamp, Zowie, Militarist, aghcollect, Manikin, blunder and fortapache.
  8. It's an American Army artillery enlisted soldier's collar/lapel insignia. Based on the style of manufacture, between 1943 and 1970. However, it looks like the piece of metal on back holding the pins ...
  9. I see tube amp sent you a link to US Army ranks for the helmet and lapel insignia. You say you think these are 65-70 years old, which would put them between WWII and Korea. I think these could have ...
  10. No idea on the signature Redsox, I agree with vetraio50, this is a very interesting item.
  11. Sorry to see you go, even temporarily Blunder. I'll stay in touch. Thanks for the love fortapache, bluemax1914, GeodeJem, Radegunder, RonM, ttomtucker, vintagelamp, officialfuel, Militarist, blun...
  12. Hmmmm... The uniform is Belgian, and the scene is obviously war related, but The way I read it (and there are those who can translate far better than me) It seems to be a graduation certificate, schoo...
  13. Thanks so much for the comment. I'll pass them along to mom!
  14. Thanks for the love vintagelamp, fortapache, blunder, officialfuel, racer4four and aghcollect.
  15. Thanks for the love vintagelamp, battlegear, antiquerose, SEAN68, fortapache, blunder, officialfuel, aghcollect and pw-collector.
  16. Thanks for the love antiquerose, Virginia.vintage, thatsoretro23, vintagelamp, racer4four, AzTom, aghcollect, gargoylecollector, Manikin, PatSea and inky.
  17. Thanks for the love pw-collector, vintagelamp, surfdub66, fortapache and blunder
  18. the "v. Chr." (Vor Christus) means the same as B.C. (Before Christ). The images on the ash trays seem to be coins that date to the period indicated. For example, If you try "dolphin eagle 400 B...
  19. m sorry I can't help you with the regiment for this stable belt., but as to the unidentified buttons, The one with the rampant lion is Belgian, I believe the plain buttons are German, and the one you ...
  20. Yes racer4four, they made a lot of sales. I think there were Fuller Brush door-to-door salesmen in every American city and most towns of any size. Here's the story of the last Fuller Brush man in m...
  21. Blunder, I wondered if anyone would notice that '65 date on the blade. I wonder how many people caught the hoax when I wrote about the Confederates melting down cannon for sword hilts! I thought the...
  22. No, unfortunately these were in a donation bin, so no Idea who put them there. I also opened the cases, hoping there might be some paper or writing on the back inside of the case, but none. Ch...
  23. Don't get me wrong, I like him too. He also knows what he's talking about in his fields of interest.
  24. Thanks Blunder and Fort. I also wish AR hadn't left, although he could get a bit...umm...er...grumpy.
  25. I’m pretty sure they are German, WWI era, or even right after. I think the fellow on the left wears Noncommissioned Officer’s large buttons on his collar. The 4th guy from the left behind the other...
  26. Thanks for the love pickrknows, vintagelamp, tosell50, Militarist, fortapache, pw-collector, Scott, blunder, officialfuel and aghcollect.
  27. Note that it says “Calvary” as in Jesus' crucifixion, and not “Cavalry” as in mounted soldiers! Also, “Olivet” comes from Mount of Olives, also a Christian reference. Lots of places unnamed Olivet th...
  28. Yes, definitely a private purchase sword and the private purchases are actually more frequently encountered than the issue swords. The issue swords were heavier construction, lacked a folding guard, ...
  29. Glass birds?? Cool!! Where??? hehehe.
  30. I've often wondered how a thrusting weapon instead of a slashing weapon could work on horseback. How do you not end up not getting your sword stuck? I thought this explanation was interesting: ht...
  31. Thanks for the love Elisabethan!
  32. Gotta love these "old vet with child" photos
  33. Great story
  34. Yes, even this is a "cut and thrust" style blade. By the end of the century the thrust would be more or less the exclusive movement, and cavalry swords would be straight.
  35. Neat to see the Army, Navy, Marine and Coastguard insignia on front (the Air Force not existing as a separate branch yet)
  36. Ah the knee mortar…I remember reading how the nickname caused problems with American troops. The curved base was supposed to be placed against a fallen log, timber or with the edge dug into the groun...
  37. I'm really liking this series on compasses
  38. Well then happy birthday!
  39. Thanks for the love sarahoff, ron1939, riverruntspookguy, baddogleto, SEAN68, officialfuel, blunder, petey, aghcollect and CindB.
  40. The 1914 Queen Mary Christmas Tin in good condition is always a wonderful piece, but actually having it engraved with the recipient's name is just outstanding! This with the photo and the trench light...
  41. Two of my ancestors who chose opposite sides were older brother Jacob, 31st Virginia Infantry, and younger brother Isaac, 3rd West Virginia Cavalry. In my family it was literally brother against brot...
  42. Strange indeed. On dad's side of the family, when Virginia succeeded from the Union, Three of my ancestors joined Confederate Virginia regiments. When West Virginia seceded from Virginia, two more jo...
  43. Most have been some sort of story behind choosing this as a parting gift. Really curious.
  44. I've no proof one way or the other, but here's why I think not: Sergeant's stripe has what looks like a T-shaped emblem just under the chevrons. The only thing that I know of in WWI that was about...
  45. Well...I don't know what this thing is, but the NRA sticker isn't the gun related organization of today. This NRA signifies the National Recovery Administration, that Roosevelt set up to control pric...
  46. Hi Blunder. The material is shagreen (fish skin), usually made of ray or shark. Both shagreen and the looped, rather than spiral wire appear in a number of British pattern swords. Chris
  47. Thanks for the love petey, nutsabotas6, PatSea and aghcollect.
  48. Thanks for the love petey, ttomtucker, PatSea, fortapache, usedcarlady, vetraio50, blunder, DrFluffy, officialfuel, shareurpassion and aghcollect.
  49. No idea about the plate, but the monument was erected in 1893.
  50. Thanks for the love W.S, petey, battlegear, SEAN68, Jewels, fortapache, aghcollect, DrFluffy, vetraio50 and blunder.
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