Not only is it an outstanding collection of items but it is presented so well.
Do you cover them at all to prevent dust build up?
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
04-24-2016 02:40 AM
Amazing! That Luftschutz helmet is really feeling out numbered and ranked I bet
Mein Gott! What an amazing collection and display! Well done. Bob
Thank you for the kind words, you have the eye for a pleasing display, as evidenced by your own. Your collection is coming along nicely as well. The Sta. 35 tunic is of a textile similar in weave and I must say I really like it, very much. I try not to get my greasy paws all over these things, however, the textile is quite soft and, well, nice. I keep comparing the feel to the other officer tunics I have. I think I prefer it to the "Extra" quality textile in feel, although, this higher grade is visually stunning. Keep up the good work with your collection and please continue with your fine photographs of same.
I have covered them in the past but I have been leaving them open to circulated air and then vacuum them periodically following conservationists instructions (screens, low powered suction, and so on...) because the stable airflow allows pests, to remain undisturbed. I found some sort of little moth in the room but I am not sure just what type it was so this is how I now approach their display.
I bet it is! The steel helmets and bayonets were left to me by my uncle when he passed away last year. The Luftschutz was his favorite, one he got from a neighbor's son as a kid. Apparently the child's mother was so uneasy with the other cloth items (arm bands and such) that her husband brought back that she buried them in their yard.
I wonder what happened to this man. Did he make it home? Was he tried for war crimes or did he meet his end in the East?
Where did he leave his cap such that it survives this expanse of time?
Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Kommunist.
Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.
Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.
Als sie die Juden holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Jude.
Als sie mich holten, gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte.
Perhaps he spent his remaining days in East Germany. These items whisper to us, however, never quite loud enough to fully discern what they are saying.
thanks for showing us this really great und unbelievable collection.
I really love it....