Dr_Rambow

Camden County New Jersey

I'm an architecture/engineering student who really enjoys the the good old stuff. I'm particularly fond of pre-WWII toys and militaria from the Great War (part one I'm an architecture/engineering student who really enjoys the the good old stuff. I'm particularly fond of pre-WWII toys and militaria from the Great War (part one or two). The best of both worlds, military toys, are my absolute favorite (tanks, soldiers, vehicles, cannons, guns ,etc). I try to fit this hobby in anytime my limited budget allows (which isn't often), and I think it is a very rewarding investment. I make architectural 3D models on the side, which is a fun pastime too! (Read more)

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Rare lever wound Structo Tank 1930/32. Based on Cristie tanks? Completed restoration project.  - Toysin Toys
Happy Armistice Day! My American WWI uniform, more details. - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Happy Armistice Day! My American WWI uniform, medals, and equipment. - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
The oldest medal I own, State of Nassau 16 year Faithful service cross. (1834-1866)  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Camouflaged American WWI helmet with unknown transport corps insignia.  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Kansas Toy & Novelty Co Army Air Corps Plane, anodized finsh with cast prop.  - Toysin Toys
Royal Saxon Military Association "Saxonia", Colditz. Imerial Saxon Veteran's badge. - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Imperial Iron Cross stickpin with Hindy! 1930s veterans piece.  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Massive Pressed steel cannon made by D. N. Carlin of Pittsburgh. 1910s-20s - Toysin Toys
Imperial Prussian Medal bar, wonderful pre-34 example.  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

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  1. If you can put me in contact and have them let me know exactly what they need, I would be happy to help.
  2. Two TRASH CANS of pressed steel toys? I'm lucky if I can find one single piece in a weekend. Do you still have them? I really want to see :)
  3. According to my contacts, it is a Japanese Diplomat's hat. ;)
  4. I've asked a few people about it and no results thus far. Is there any way you could provide a nice sharp image of the button on the hat?
  5. Reminds me of a 1902 artillery uniform. There are some significant differences though. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_09_2008/post-3995-1220484237.jpg
  6. Not an original, but still a neat decorator piece.
  7. Thanks guys! I really didn't want to do a "full" restoration and have that horrible high gloss paint ruin the look of the piece. Restored really doesn't look the same (and in my opinion, nearly as goo...
  8. Thanks guys! I'm happy the set up makes sense. I was worried it would be a little too much. The NJ marksman badge I have isn't too uncommon, but it's still a really great looking item that I couldn't ...
  9. I added some more shots of this set up on CW. Here is the shot of the medals: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/assets/stories/52eqF3yhLOB-vqoc9fa2Dg.jpg They are, from left to right, Brass USNG mark...
  10. Well I would have been one of many; it was a parade with numerous fully geared reenacters with outfits like this ranging from WWI up to the current. Neither of my firearms shown here are live, so I re...
  11. Thanks everyone! Don't worry Petey, I only have three at the moment. :) My tank count is well over 50 at this point!
  12. Big cars for big veterans. Sounds fair to me.
  13. That's very cool blunderbuss! I'm a little jealous! Thanks Scott! It means a lot coming from a guy with so many nice pictures! Thanks for the love everyone!
  14. At least one of his awards were veteran's association medals, and I'm guessing there are several more. Before the Honor cross consolidated all of the quite numerous commemorative medals in 1934, it wa...
  15. Yep, I missed the boat on this stuff by an entire lifetime.
  16. Always nice to see young guys collecting! It wasn't so long ago that I was his age!
  17. There is a lot of information to be had on that site, most of the problem in finding it is knowing what to search for. For example, the Iron Cross goes by it's German designation "Eisernes Kreuz", hen...
  18. I love old industrial architecture. Thanks for posting this!
  19. Forums, good sir, are your friend. I'm particularly fond of the imperial section of Wehrmacht-Awards.com: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9 You will not be able to see a...
  20. I posted a lot of things specifically because of the hurricane. Where we are, we were lucky enough not to receive too much damage and didn't so much as lose power. I really appreciate your thoughts, i...
  21. Forums, good sir, are your friend. I'm particularly fond of the imperial section of Wehrmacht-Awards.com: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9 You will not be able to see a...
  22. Indeed, one of these days I'm going to have to get the other two, personally I like the Bremen design the most. Thanks guys!
  23. I'm inclined to think it is one of the early, finer European brands, but I haven't been able to nail down who exactly. It's a shame about the missing cabin, this probably would have been a high end it...
  24. Didn't see this before, don't know how I missed it. This is the insignia of the 35th Division, 130th Machine Gun Battalion. Really nice helmet!
  25. That has to be one of the nicest hand painted insignias I have seen in a while.
  26. Absolutely beautiful!
  27. Look at your stamp in the picture you took, now turn it 180 degrees! You should be able to see it. The letters are raised within a box rather than impressed, which is sometimes the cause of confusion.
  28. You have yourself an "Fr" cross, which stants for Friedländer, Berlin if I remember correctly. Very nice, I have one "WILM" and one unmarked 1914, and I love them dearly. Blunderbuss: They actuall...
  29. Fake ones have an iron core too. Real ones were made without an iron core, sometimes as one piece even. Iron crosses are a diverse niche on their own, trust me! Any chance you have a picture of th...
  30. Love the multi-piece construction on these little buggers.
  31. I have a backlog of stuff I need to post, including a numerous imperial items. That veterans badge certainly isn't the first imperial item I've found, but it most certainly isn't the last ;)
  32. Your bringing Sax-y back. Imperial awards are beautiful, I just bought a Saxon veterans badge that I adore. Might need to take money out of the tank budget to start collecting more medals!
  33. People don't understand our disorder, it's their loss if you ask me. This stuff is super cool and you can never have too many!
  34. Yup. That's a great place to ask. The case with the Iron cross and ribbons is interesting (the red white and black one belongs to the Hindenburg cross in the 4th image), but I'm not sure if it goe...
  35. They are made by Barclay (famous for their soldiers) and these were likely made in the 50s. These are die-cast, also. Barclay stopped slush casting their toys in 1939-40.
  36. Now that's a very cool picture! Almost looks like the guys on the left in the 3rd picture are wearing German leather cartridge belts, but it's probably just a darker material than the usual khaki ...
  37. When you need to pull nails out of an old floor, you'd be crying if you didn't have one of these! Fortunately, I have two!
  38. It LOOKS gold, but these things can be tricky. Best way to tell is to put it next to a bronze one for comparison. All classes are basically the same, they just receive a different finish (gold wash, s...
  39. That's a place I'd like to go one day, if I ever make it to England. To hell with London, I'm going to go look at tanks!
  40. Guess which one I like :) I love the early Marmon-Herrington form it takes. Neat little vehicles that never really get much attention.
  41. I love these Wyandotte aircraft. I'd love to get a few more some day, but I'm too busy buying tanks! Nice one! P.S. I'd keep the original axle and wheels if remotely possible. Give everything a ni...
  42. Looks like a civil defense or maybe construction helmet. The dome is a little to spherical to match up with military helmets, as far as I know. We'll have to let Petey give the final say. Nice sav...
  43. Unfortunately it looks like a modern decorator piece, most likely mass produced (might still be hand made/assembled, but not unique). The cheesy silver dry brushing on the wheels, exhaust, etc are a g...
  44. Also, take your toys out into the sunshine for pictures, they will look so much better!
  45. You did pretty well, but the best value comes from knowing you brought it back to it's original glory! I love fixing toys, such sweet satisfaction getting them working again (I usually play with clock...
  46. Not sure how old it is based on my quick research, but if it's in nice shape you are probably looking at $50-$100. Depends a lot upon condition, though. It might help to see more images of it, includi...
  47. The addiction continues... Thanks for the love everyone!
  48. I always like seeing one of these, very beautiful design. Nice catch!
  49. I'm no expert on these, but I know enough about castings to know that it has all the trademarks of a "modern" production. The sad part is that 20, 30, even 40 years is nothing to militaria these d...
  50. If it's real then it was messed with a lot. It has been ground down and shaped quite a bit. I'm leaning towards fake since the lettering is wrong, or rather simply missing characters, which ma be the ...
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