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“Insignificant” items in your collection you could never part with?

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    I have a small German coin (The obverse has a large adler flanked by two small swastikas, the reverse has a church, I believe) that my Omi had in her pocket when she moved to the U.S.A. shortly after the WW2 as a refugee. It's not much, is probably not worth anything, and out of context, most collectors wouldn't give it a second glance. However, it means a lot to me and I could never part with it.

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    Reverse looks like this:


    As such, I've always wondered: What small, seemingly "insignificant" items do you guys out there have in your collections that you could never get rid of?

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    Hey Joe,

    That would have to be one of the very few items that I have that belonged to my grandfather. He was an AP in the early 60's.
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    My fathers plastic economy war time issue cap badge from his service during WWII. It along with his medals are something that I will never part with.
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I would challenge the use of the word 'insignificant' after seeing these pieces
    These items have alot of significance to the individual and as collectors I think we can recognise that. Perhaps 'sentimental' would be a better choice?

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    I dont know...
    It would have to be and always be my chipped bronze mutter-Kreuz as it was my first ever item in my collection.
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    cheers,
    Patrick

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    Quote by Adrian View Post
    I would challenge the use of the word 'insignificant' after seeing these pieces
    These items have alot of significance to the individual and as collectors I think we can recognise that. Perhaps 'sentimental' would be a better choice?
    Sentimental also works. To be more precise, what I mean is an item that someone else would consider insignificant. Something that that is plentiful, and could easily be bought or sold for a relatively low cost... but yet it's special to you and you'd never get rid of it.

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    For me it would have to me my WW1 M16 that I got for $65. I found it on Craigslist and it was listed as a WW2 helmet, but from browsing this forum I knew better, and that felt super good. It's just a shell, but it's my first piece and I really still like it a lot. My girlfriend likes to wear it while watching TV and says that it's a better helmet in her opinion than my DD Lufty M35.

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    Tell her to send me the M35 and she will never have to see it again. lol

    Joe, I've got one of those coins too. Yours looks a lot nicer than mine does, but it's a very nicely designed coin nonetheless.

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    A simple party badge, yet one that was found in Stalingrad and is significant to me in that it epitomizes the inglorious failure of the National Socialist cause at what many would consider to be its high tide mark.

    The myriad of fissures and patina post silent comment on the fate of a once proud owner and his ultimate doom in pursuit of furthering a faulty cause.

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    Joe, I've got one of those coins too. Yours looks a lot nicer than mine does, but it's a very nicely designed coin nonetheless.
    That's not my actual coin. I was sitting in the teacher's lounge yesterday and didn't have it on -hand to make that post. I'll take some pics of my coin this evening.

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