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Rock solid SS M40

Article about: by kungfuty By the way nice lid! Everything has a price? Cheers Ty. I think the thread has gone off in another direction, almost forgot what it was about myself, Yes..................unfortu

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    Thought I would post this one, not for opinions, but to show, as this one has rock solid provenance. Standard M40 single decal (which some berk had varnished) Named on the rim, but here's the best bit. Picked up after the battle for Carpiquet Airfield in July 1944 and brought back from an officer of HQ 1st Corps who got it from another officer (the one who picked it up) who was an armaments intelligence officer. The officer of the 1st Corps was the one who sold it to me papers included. Carpiquet Airfield was defended, at that time by the 12th SS Div Researched too!
    PZ Grenadier Hopfmann,
    Machine Gunner
    1st Battalion 26 Rgt
    12th SS Panzer Div “Hitler Youth"
    Killed July 1944, whilst defending Carpiquet Airfield, Normandy

    It don't get better than that.................. Except............. I sold it........and wished I never had!
    Last edited by John Brandon; 06-30-2010 at 05:57 PM.

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    Wow..very nice. I would love to have an SS. My last helmet pick up was a named officer luft with the G.I mail home tag still attached.

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    Looks like a very nice Q helmet

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    How long ago did you sell that one mate, they dont come much nicer, love it

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    Pity you still haven't got it it's a beauty and with such great provenance i'd be banging on your door wanting a price !!!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Oh mate , i could never part with a lid like that , still we all make a few decissions we wish we hadnt , cheers for showing , Raymond

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    You know me mate everythings for sale at the right price Remember the dagger?

    Made the same mistake with the lid, it was always going to be for the collection, until someone wanted to see it, and tempted me!

    One of the reasons that boxed RZM will never be for sale. I also sold a partial ground Rohm SS dagger, bet you never knew that either!

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    Will you will be at the next Bedford?

    If so we will have to meet up !!

    Gary J.

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    you're welcome to join me mate

    Number 26 up the back on the left

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    Sunday 10th May, Thats handy, I can grab a cuppa now I got someone to look after my stand

    And Ade if your looking in. Leeds on the 19th April mate, hope to see you there

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