what is the oldest item you have in your collection?
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I too have a small collection of fossils etc. But in terms of militaria the oldest item I have is probably a Napoleonic era British Artillery button that came in a box of odds at auction. The one in the photo isn't mine (can't find it at the moment) but is just like it
I know the feeling happens to me all the time, with those d....buttons!
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
Difficult to date accurately but my 2 canteen rings (one found in SS positions in North Karelia) are thought to date from the late 1920s, possibly with a Freikorps connection.
Off the top of my head right now my 1870 EK2.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
ive got these two mugs or cups. it was said that my grandpar got for marksmenship. in lucknow. india. 1922. he has scratched in the bottom of one, 1922 lucknow.
In terms of Militaria, I have just received this Trench Map today, dated 1917.
I rather like it.
Also received a couple of other maps and some aerial photos that I will post when I can get my scanner to work....
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Edit: BTW the top of the table that the map is sitting on is circa 1915 and the legs are circa 1890...(damned cobbled-together stuff!)
Nice items so far. I have this flintlock military pistol, c.1815. Also a Victorian Rifle Volunteer officers Sword, and an Enfield P53 Rifled Musket dated 1855. The P53 has some missing pieces in this photograph, (sling, sight, ramrod) it has since been completed.
Last edited by douglas2496; 08-29-2013 at 12:00 PM.
VERY nice - love to have one of these