Keep up the good work mate. Collections take time to build but you're well on you're way. Just be patient and be ready to pounce when the right item comes up. Thanks to the internet and forums like this you can network and learn. It can be time consuming but it's very rewarding.
Also I here you about the isolation when it comes to collecting this stuff. I'm in Australia so I can sympathise with you a little. We are at the bottom of the supply line when it comes to Third Reich militaria down here, but it can be sourced.
Great start! I have been pondering a way to display a few of my helmets. I believe you have just provided me an answer .
Great bunch of items! timothy
Nice items and display! Welcome to the forum.