Pics : La Gleize Show 2014.
I've had fun visiting Continetal fairs in the past ( eg Carhaix, Arlon and Ciney ) and had long wanted to 'do' La Gleize, especially as it's in one of my favourite parts of the World. My wife and I needed a break, so I engineered a long weekend at an expensive Auberge which just happened to be ten minutes' drive from La Gleize ! Quelle surprise !
Anyhow, early Saturday morning after a quick breakfast we were down the road in the wheeltracks of KG Peiper. Very good organization at La Gleiz - waved straight into a parking field and bundled into a (free) minibus up the hill.
I'd heard that this fair was strong on 'rust', and it certainly was. Here's a selection of stalls and views..
Those stalls went down that lane a very long way - right into the trees at the bottom.
If you're into regalia and decorations, this show won't be for you. It was very good for vehicle parts, munitions, 'dug up' stuff, and other relics. Flavour of the month seemed to be relic Panzerfaust tubes, selling from 5 Euros for a bent/damaged one up to 100 Euros for good ones with triggers/sights etc ( but no markings ).
I did manage to buy one or two bits'n'pieces...
Good trip - I really enjoyed it.
06-24-2014 04:43 PM
Thanks for the photos, I didn't know there was such a fair in LaGleize...looks like the weather was perfect as well...
Wow you bought a King Tiger !!
Nice finds Martin
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
How much for a nice M35 Mine?
Did,nt know they did a fair there, did you get into the museum
Looks good Martin an added bonus the beer was sorted too!!. Liking the shell that will display well..I wouldn't mind one myself one day! Cheers Terry.
Last edited by Tango; 06-25-2014 at 03:51 AM.
The S-Mine was 45 Euros...and I've been to the Museum before, so didn't go in this time. Although on the same morning, I visited my favourite kind of 'museum'...
Great looking Fair Martin. I like some of that odd big stuff. I would sure like an 88 casing some day. Are they pricy???
I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.
That's a nice KwK43 case.... Has a whole set... case and AP round with bodenzunder.... but the wife made me get rid of my collection. A nice complete S Mine wouldn't be too big though....