06-24-2015 08:13 AM
Looks like you have one of the Finnish used 88 cases nice finds, i have heard there was alot of thief at the show this year one item being a German paratrooper helmet
It seems to be an every year occurrence there for the last few years. Not heard of any pocket slashing this year yet.
its just an opinion.
Thanks for sharing your photos of the fair and your acquisitions! Seems like a place I could have found myself a trinket or two also... I see something I would have picked up there (read signature) . Maybe next year
the same stall had a relic MP44, reasonably complete, but obviously heavily pitted and conserved, with a modern wood butt, for E490.
There were warnings about pickpockets, but I had no bad experiences. There was a very heavy police presence on Saturday, with dogs, mounted police, and a large helicopter which kept 'buzzing' the village and fair at quite low level. On Sunday, there was no 'security' presence at all, so I guess thieves in Belgium must be devout churchgoers......
Wish I was there, I already have one but want to "upgrade" somewhat --- how are the rules of taking relics such as this out of Belgium? Anyway, looks like a nice fair... definitely hope to visit someday!
by Martin Bull
LOTS OF THIEVES IN ACTION
Thefts by professional gangs of thieves from Eastern Europe and the slitting of bags to steal the money are unfortunately very common at the Militaria Shows in LA GLEIZE and CINEY. And everyone who visits these events knows what probably will happen to him.
Also at the "open-air Militariabörse" from 19 to 21.6.2015 in La Gleize many professional thieves were on the road again.
The Dutch Militariahändler MARK VAN THIEL" was stolen a paratrooper helmet out of a display case.
Another paratrooper helmet was stolen out of a car during the night, while the collector was sleeping in the car.
The car of the english Militariadealers "REGIMENTALS" was totally emptied ba thieves during the night from saturady to sunday.
Among the numerous other thefts - many were not even reported to the police - a pioneer saw from the 1st World War was stolen.