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2011 Carboot finds Etc

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  1. #61

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    very nice vickers hope you didn't get that from the back of a car

    tom

  2. #62

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    Hi Tom, I was lucky enough to have been gifted it, about 12 years ago, by a chap who was emigrating, it's serial number dates it to May 1916.
    Regards Gary

  3. #63

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    very nice wish i could get a vickers probably go through my gun room floor

    tom

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    Sunday 21 August, well a couple of very nice finds today, the first being some WW1 paperwork (order to move to the trenches, soldiers diet details while in hospital recovering from GSW/broken right leg, battalion orders for the 4th Middx to move to Armentieres 12/11/1915 and Trench Standing Orders for the 63rd Infantry Brigade - Grenadiers), a K98 bayonet (numbers matching, just out of the sellers shed and supposedly brought back from North Africa), Canadian made 1942 civilian gas mask and carrier, RAF engineers student/study notes, some WD cutlery, 6 inch 1939 Air Ministry ruler and a couple of Air Ministry gauges.
    Finding the WW1 paperwork is really quite rare !
    Regards Gary
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    Close ups of the WW1 paperwork, the map references on the "move up to the front line" note (23/4/1917), are H29.d.8.9 to H23.d.6.5. (near railway), any ideas where that might be ?
    Regards Gary
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  6. #66

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    Nice finds!
    I did well today too, not as good as you ...but I am happy!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

  7. #67

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    very nice can i ask how much was the k98 bayo

    tom

  8. #68

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    Hi Tom, I paid 20 for it, it's marked 42 cvl,
    Regards Gary

  9. #69

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    ahh damn that is so good a matched one is usually around 150 i think i need to start going to these things

    tom

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    Quote by garys39 View Post
    Close ups of the WW1 paperwork, the map references on the "move up to the front line" note (23/4/1917), are H29.d.8.9 to H23.d.6.5. (near railway), any ideas where that might be ?
    Regards Gary
    I've goggled the date (23/4/1917) and there was fighting/front line activity in the area of the "Orders to advance to the Front Line" position, and it would appear to be from the 1917 Battle of Arras, see the links to two maps.

    British Map No 51, see reference H29 and H23 (railway), zoom in on grid H29/23

    Viewing 047WW1MAP.sid

    and the map of the Battle of Arras April 1917, zoom into area for above map.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...arras_1917.png

    I've added a close up of the orders.

    Regards Gary
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture frontline.jpg  
    Last edited by garys39; 08-21-2011 at 10:48 PM.

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