Beautiful room and table
05-17-2015 09:07 PM
A great looking display case. I can think of a few of our fellow collectors with growing collection who could use something like this. I should really do something like this myself. The bulk of my buckles are in raker mounts stacked in a gun safe.
Here is a case I got at ikea. It works well with buckles but I ended up using a couple of these for other things.
Last edited by kirby; 05-18-2015 at 05:56 AM.
I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "
Add a couple of buckles a month and you'll have a nice collection in a few years.
Yes!! Thats the beauty in it!
Haha no I must pay my rent so maybe one buckle every other month. But I planning to sell my old hockey cards, I hope that they will bring something to my small collection budget
What kind of buckle is the black one on top in the middle? It looks like the Edelweiss for the Gebirsjäger.
If it is, I didnt know they had their own type!
Sweet dreams are made of steel*
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas,
Everybody's looking for something**
*(And some other materials) **(The next buckle)
No, they didn't. The black buckle with the Edelweiss is a re-stamped army buckle
(done when the war was over). If you look well you can see the vertical "stripes"
for the wings. I thought I did recognize this buckle as coming from my old collection,
but close comparing it with an old photo I must say, it is not. My buckle you can see
on page 27 from Angolia's "Belt Buckles and Brocades of the Third Reich". As
far as I rmember the re-stamped buckle was in use by the Bavarian police!
When I bought such buckle in about 1975 I had lots of correspondence with the
Gebirgsjäger-commander at Salzburg. He said they never had their specific buckle
with Edelweiss, during the TR-period. I had not noticed the stripes before, but he
pointed this out to me.
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916