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Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

Article about: by Sebastien I have not the metal detector I am feeling my ass where to dig Right now I have eyes, hands, feet and my spade is all that I use in my hobby

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    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    I used to buy a few relic pieces from Stalingrad sellers on ebay, it was nice to see the postmarks and senders addresses were always Volgograd so that is some encouragement the pieces were from where the seller said they were.
    Exactly. And if you are not paying something extra just because the relic is supposed to have been recovered from Stalingrad, then there is no reason for doubt.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    I used to buy a few relic pieces from Stalingrad sellers on ebay, it was nice to see the postmarks and senders addresses were always Volgograd so that is some encouragement the pieces were from where the seller said they were.
    A good way of checking the authenticity Glenn , many E Bay sellers buy relics from anywhere then claim they are from the " Sexy " Battlefields such as Stalingrad , Normandy etc etc as they know they will get more for it than for telling the truth and saying it is from a dump in Germany !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    A good way of checking the authenticity Glenn!!
    Of course. If the seller is located in Latvia but sells relics from Stalingrad or Narva then no one can know for sure. It needs a leap of faith. Better to wait until you find a guy from that specific location and buy with confidence.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Many of the Stalingrad diggers will not trouble themselves with helmets unless they are in remarkable condition or rare. The International Shipping costs for such things are terrible from Russia. They also must go through Customs in Moscow before they will finally be released for overseas shipment, and the whole process can literally take months. The diggers generally content themselves with selling smalls, as they are much easier and simpler-not to mention Cheaper to send.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    Hi Chris, who was the seller?
    A guy named Pavel Nowack,or something like that,hehehe?

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    Quote by sebfrench76 View Post
    A guy named Pavel Nowack,or something like that,hehehe?
    No since i got the helmet
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    amazed....

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    Well, what is so special about Stalingrad? It was one of the most famous battlefields in WWII and of course there are many relics. Much more than in Normandy for example. I have also seen these rusty helmets on eBay. Actually I can not understand who is willing to sell them for such a small price like 20-30 dollars.

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    That sounds crazy!

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    I do not know the prices in Russia but for $20-30 You can not even buy a gasoline for a digging trip. I remember the days in 1990-ies when You had $100 and You were the king but these times are gone for ever. There are many diggers in Stalingrad area and also in other parts of Russia but the main problem is that shipping takes very long time and it is not so easy to send any relics out of the country.

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