hello, I am new to this forum and hoping to get some advice.
In the last month I have been asked by two friends (age 87 and 91) to help them to sell off their extensive WW2 german souvenir collections.
Ruby is a WWII combat vet of the Lord Strathcona's Horse, Royal Canadians Regiment, (The Straths) 5th Canadian Armored Brigade, he was a gunner on Shermans and saw extensive action in both Italy and Western Europe.
Bill is a WWII scout with Patton's 1st Armored in Europe and also saw extensive combat action.
Almost all the souvenir's they have where personally captured on the battlefield by them and have some amazing stories attached.
I would like to see both Ruby and Bill get fair value for their items that include flags, swords, daggers, bayonets, badges, patches, helmets, headgear and much other.
I have collected US WWII items for years but have never ventured into German collectables
Will be needing to do much research to determine what is involved with these items. This looks like a great place to start, any recomendations as to source material? am located in the Western Washington State area of the US. Have sold on fleabay and gunbroker in the past, any other suggestions?.
(have attached a picture of Ruby tank in Italy in 1944, he is second from right, his tank was named the Chicoutimi, 3th troop, C Squadron, the Strats)