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Looking for some advicce on personal letters Please

Article about: In the last grouping I picked up there are about 10 personal letters from pvt Hans SP 2th, FP #59943 pz Grenadier Regt 50. All the letters are from 1944 and are to his mother and wife. I bel

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    Default Looking for some advice on personal letters Please

    In the last grouping I picked up there are about 10 personal letters from pvt Hans SP 2th, FP #59943 pz Grenadier Regt 50. All the letters are from 1944 and are to his mother and wife. I believe he also had a child. All the letters came with English translation but I have not verified. I do not think made up.

    The question is what do I do with them? They do not fit in my collection and it would be difficult for me to throw them in recycle. They cannot have much value except for maybe a younger relative which there is little chance of finding without a great deal of time.

    What do you guys do with this type of personal items?

    Your opinions are appreciated.
    John
    Last edited by Rescue190; 11-14-2020 at 01:36 PM.

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    If they came with a group of other items the absolute best thing in my opinion is to keep them with that grouping as they give a personal look into the other items in the group. definitely don’t recycle them!

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    Very personal stuff but the recycle bin! I'll take them for my collection of kraut and allies letters!
    Regards
    René

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    I put them in a folder with a note attached identifying what items the came with.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Thanks, I should have been more clear that they came with a lot of unrelated items. The personal letters are not tied to any of the items that came with it that I have figured out.

    They are 10 personal letters that are a stand alone item.
    John

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    I would hang on to them, but keep them separate from the other items if they are unrelated. I’ve got a letter from a guy stationed at a base and he’s writing to his girlfriend while she’s married to another dude and even mentions the husband in his letter. Completely unrelated to everything else I have, but it’s fascinating to read.

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    Is this guy traceable??
    It would be nice to have letters from your Grandparents while he was on his world tour.
    Research family???????
    Just my 2 centavos on the subject

    I could not bring myself to throw something like that out. I would just file them away. Or offer them up to folks who would take care of them.

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Feldpost number

    59943 (10.1.1943-26.9.1943) Stab u. 1.-4. Kompanie Reserve-Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 8
    59943 (27.9.1943-7.5.1944) 4.10.1943 Stab u. Einheit Reserve-Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 8
    59943 (6.12.1944-8.5.1945) 28.3.1945 Stab I u. 1.-4. Kompanie Panzergrenadier-Regiment 50
    Tuck them away for a rainy day research !
    I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "

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    Thank you all. I will tuck them away for future. At least they do not take up much space.
    John

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