Glenn you have some great sources for original SS pieces so now you are back amongst the cash i'm looking forward to seeing your new items !!
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
Congratulations on aquiring a new position Glenn!
Best of luck with it.
P.S. I also am looking forward to seeing what you add in the future.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Well after much fussing about I have decided on a 'less is more' approach to the framed SS goodies. The 2 rings, the cartridges and the buckle will take up residence alongside the helmet in my IKEA display cabinet so for the framed pieces, this is what i've settled on...
Yes, I know the 2 x Gebirgsjager tags and the weird little badge on the bottom aren't SS per se but they were all found in SS positions so i'm counting them as eligible for the display.
Glenn, wheres your 8 year??? Stick that on this thread mate!
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
Glenn some nice unquestionable SS items I usually don't comment on them but yours are no brainers. Love those DWM cases I had some I bought in the late 70' live like the ones you show and didn't have sense to keep them as I got burned on too many SS items from shows I thought they were fake. You have solved my mystery thanks for showing. timothy
I nearly forgot! The second of my 1st type SS/Freikorps rings arrived last week, I just hadn't got around to photographing it.
Clearly nicer condition than my other ground-dug example and only missing the enamel from 1 eye which kind of makes it look like the little scull is winking at me!
A nice, moderate amount of wear.
The enamel is almost perfect!
The expected 'GOLDIN' material mark. Goldin was a cheap alloy used in many of these kanteen rings.
Odd mark that caught my attention...
Closeup of said mark, could it be a personalisation of the original owner or a later 'upgrade'?