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Reflections on a collecting year.

Article about: So, here we are again, almost the end of another collecting year. So, how was it for you? Did you get the pieces you wanted? Miss out on a few? Buy items you didn't envisage getting? Find a

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    So, here we are again, almost the end of another collecting year.

    So, how was it for you? Did you get the pieces you wanted? Miss out on a few? Buy items you didn't envisage getting? Find a bargain?

    For myself I didn't achieve everything I wanted, I didn't get a Flottenkriegsabzeichen as I planned and nor did I add to my Mutterkreuz collection. I did however get some rare Minensuch Kriegsabzeichen and crossed a couple more EK2s off the list. I got a great Officer Schirmmütze which I like alot.

    A few unforseen circumstances arose which took some of my collecting budget away and so I also ended up with a new truck and a new dog, both of which I didn't plan on getting.

    So here are a few of my collecting highlights, please lets hear about and see yours.......
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    Very nice additions, and a very happy looking dog
    Morris

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    Beautiful dog! Some nice additions there too, I like the cap. It took me a minute to think what I've actually bought this year, but it seems my two additions of significance are these- My first (and likely only!) German weapon, a 1942-dated Walther P38, and another WW2-dated Tokarev to replace an incomplete one I let go of about 4 years ago... back when they were half the price! I'm very happy with it though. As for the P38, I'm still looking for a correct magazine, as it was unfortunately supplied with a P1 magazine. For a student like me, these acquisitions are not bad for one year!

    Oh, and this great M17 gas mask as a gift from my friend Luke (rogge16)!

    Mat
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    A bit of a dud year really i got made redundant, found out my Heer and Waffen SS buckles are fake
    On the plus side i finally got my hands on a good Polizei buckle, i've been after one for a few years and the ones i found were way overpriced or rough.

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    My highlights are; this cased EK1 Spange and building a small SS collection

    Nick
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    Not as good as I had hoped. Got my man cave somewhat put togeither. Couldn't come to a price on a 1915 Artillery Luger I was offered. and I missed a Colt 1917 revolver with officers dress Holster. The guy wanted way too much. I am hopeful for a great 2013.
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    @Adrian, very nice additions all. Love the dog!
    @Mat, sweet P38. I've been wanting one of those but haven't pulled the trigger (literally) on one yet!
    @Gunny, very good Polizei buckle. Sorry to hear about the fakes. All too easy to do in this day and age.
    @Nick, what can I say. When you start a collection you really hit it. That's an impressive SS 'start'.

    I managed to acquire an SS buckle, an uncased Spange, a Luftwaffe 2nd model dagger and a few more Ostmedaillen.
    And a Polizei combat helmet. Overall it's been a very good (and somewhat expensive) year.

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    Nick, that's pretty damn good for a year! I'd like to have an SS insignia collection like that eventually, the only SS piece I have as of now is my Totenkopf, and that was through luck. I need to get a better job! Haha

    Mat

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    Adrian...my year did not bode well, my two cars gave serious trouble, resulting in one being sold for spares or repairs, and the other one having an expensive repair ! I decided to sell my Imperial gear, which raised enough to buy a small run around and contributed a wedge for a newer Mercedes.....and then I invested the rest into my BW/57er collection, five affenjackes and three RK's and a Deutsche Kreuz in Gold ! (and a partridge in a pear tree !) so It turned out to be not a bad year after all ! here's a few of this years pick ups...
    Prost & a Merry Xmas !l....Steve.
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    I've noticed there's quite a few of us from Cheshire on here!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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