Do not collect TR items, but am still interested in "the what and about" of TR uniform-regulations. Do write articles for magazines (published over 100 articles) for the US, the "Military Advisor" and Germany, the "Internationales Militaria-Magazin". Wrote many years for the German "Militaria"-magazine. Wrote various books: 9 and two to come. One of the books is about my army-unit, which served in the former Dutch colony New-Guinea where I volunteered in 1961/1962. The books: "Deutsche Lufthansa, 1926-1945", published in Germany; volumes 1 through 4 "Headgear of Hitler's Germany", "Aiguillettes of the Third Reich" (the book I like the most as it gives much unknown information and has many beautiful photographs; my "monster"-book with 784 pages "Handbook of the Hitler-Jugend, Bann Numbers and Gebiet triangles" and "Wall Plaques and Official Signboards of Hitler's Third Reich, 1933-1945".
In summer 2012 were released: volume 5 for the series "Headgear of Hitlers'Germany" and "Ringkragen und Brustschilder im Dritten Reich", written together with mr. Andrew Mollo and others. For some time I am working for a book about railroad eagles!
Helmond, Netherlands. My hometown is located near the Belgium and German border
Put the collecting of Japanese female kimono on ice and Asian chopsticks (about 350-400 sets).
Pension for many years
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916