So now your kids get 3 collections worth of stuff. It would be like a MEGA Christmas or in our case an "uber Christmas"
07-10-2015 02:58 AM
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!!
- Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
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Hi Gwar, attitudes to collecting and adding insignia have changed over the years.
Back in the 1970', 1980's and even the early 1990's this was commonplace.
I have never done it with anything German in my 35 year plus collecting career. If an item was missing a bit of insignia, I pinned it or lightly tacked it in place only.
However, I have done it with British battledress and US class A uniform back in the 1980's. My Mum was a seamstress and all was original and either hand sewn or machine stitched and done with old thread out of Mum's sewing box. I am certain my former US kit resides in collections today (after been sold in 1990) and people will think it original and un touched.......
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If I restore obviously missing insignia to any items in my collection I do as Ade said he does which is to tack it in place leaving it obvious that it has been restored.
Always a risk that after you it will be sold as untouched especially if using original thread.
its just an opinion.