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Veteran Bringback Heer Belts, Saved from the Trash; Gently Restored

Article about: Here are the two belts I recently posted in my Garbage Find thread. We have an early war belt/ buckle and a late war belt buckle. Both were in extremely bad shape, with the leather heavily o

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    What I meant was that a painted metal buckle 'should' go with a painted metal hook like the attached photo. At least thats what I think - Ben and Gwar would know for sure. I didn't mean to detract from your set Joe, but just an observation.

    Regards, Dan
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    Very nice belts buckles Joe.

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    Ah ok, no I understand Dan.

    I'm 99.9% sure I didn't jumble them up... Perhaps the vet mismatched them or the German soldiers who originally owned them kept the same belt and changed out buckles?

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    Nice finds! Why the hell do people throw these away ? I don't even want to know what historical artifacts have been lost this way.

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    Good job, Nice sets
    Best Regards

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Thanks for the kind words, all!

    Here is how I found them:
    Attachment 880209
    I bet your heart jumped a little, or a lot! ;-)

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    In the time of war it all got mixed up, equipment broke, bits were taken from wounded/dead comrades etc so quite normal really

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    Great Finds

    Nice job of restoring the leather belts

    Saved from the trash, nice one Giz

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