Diamonds used to be a girls best friend but in Persia it was a woman's powder flask.
Last edited by Richard Kimmel; 04-22-2014 at 08:27 PM.
Initially, in an earlier post, I replied "Me" as being the oldest thing in my collection; but seriously, the oldest item that I have at present is a small piece of the outer skin of the HIndenburg LZ 129 disaster of May 6, 1937.
What an enjoyable thread to peruse! Lots of wonderful history contained here.
My oldest is this Model 1873 Springfield "Trapdoor" rifle; cartouche 1883 with serial number corresponding to same year. Model 1887 sling is an original but undated.
This percussion musket is the oldest thing I have,it`s .60 cal. and I think from the 1860`s...Pete.
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Found this laying about near Passchendaele, note the pin.
My oldest item is the sweet potato fossil
For military related, the clasp "Atjeh 1896-1900" of dutch medal ereteken voor belangrijke krijgsbedrijven or expeditiekruis Expedition Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Be grateful for the ones who lived near the antique market
Primary target: NEI cloned stahlhelm aka Braat Soerabaija Stahlhelm M1940. Currently have: 4
Oldest item is going to be thise one when it comes in.
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!