As the saying goes... From little Acorns, mighty Oaks grow. A very nice collection and thanks for showing.
Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.
Congratulations Rick on what will hopefully develope into a very nice collection one day!
You have a good start. I started with two badges, my father's EK II and Panzerkampf Abzeichen in silver. All it takes is time and money.
P.S. Might I suggest that if you are going to take photos of your Riker cases, simply remove the front and you will eliminate the glare.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Thanks, Ralph! Yes, money is right. This is a bad hobby for someone as cheap as I am, but it's fun to make a good find for a good price.
I will definitely have to take some photos with the tops of the cases removed, so you guys can actually see what's inside. They're hanging on the wall at the moment, but I will get some better pictures posted soon.
Always open a case to take photos. If you lose items someday you'll be glad to have the picts. Nice start. The large DAF wheel is most impressive. Did you mount it on the wood? Thanks for posting!
Thanks! The DAF cogwheel is on its original bakelite base. The wheel itself is aluminum. I think it is a desk ornament or some sort of award, but I haven't been able to find any concrete information on it.
Emo.. How have you been ?? Great pictures.. The Luftwaffe buckle on the top left... Any back pictures ??... Gwar