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#1 30-10-2014 01:16:37

barry1954
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Group photo

Hi Guys

Been a while since I posted something. I was back in SA a few weeks ago and took a photo of my insignia and some badges-most of which are SA vet bringbacks which I have acquired the last few years. The bottom left and middle breast eagles are really nice being cut from tunics with the material still attached to the backs.


Barry

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#2 30-10-2014 06:58:10

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Re: Group photo

YEEHAAR!


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#3 30-10-2014 10:38:29

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Re: Group photo

Many thanks Barry for your post...can you post more details please ? thank you !

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#4 31-10-2014 00:42:36

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Re: Group photo

I wish I had taken more photos. Everything is packed away and I am in the US again. I did take some pictures of the 2 eagles still attached to the tunic material. Machine stitched on top and then folded over and hand finished. Wish I had the whole tunics!

Barry

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#5 31-10-2014 11:42:48

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Re: Group photo

Unforgiven Barry. We almost forgot about you big_smile

You have really wow insignias. When it will be possible again please post more photos especially of the boards cool

Cheers


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#6 31-10-2014 11:43:54

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Re: Group photo

Btw the cut offs are so cool. I would keep them in my wallet and enjoy them at every chance lol


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#7 13-07-2015 19:03:27

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Re: Group photo

Barry now that is summer, are you going back home by any chance?


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#8 13-07-2015 21:17:30

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Re: Group photo

A great collection of insignia mate, very cool to see it all.

Jerry BB.


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#9 13-07-2015 21:47:09

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Re: Group photo

Thanks Jerry

Chris-yes I am heading back to South Africa in 2 weeks again actually. Been a crazy 6 months travelling for work so looking forward to some time off!

Barry

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#10 14-07-2015 00:44:36

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Re: Group photo

Great pile! Rich A. in Pa.


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#11 14-07-2015 10:38:50

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Re: Group photo

Awesome. I hope you can shoot some more photos of your great collection for us.

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#12 14-07-2015 21:16:32

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Re: Group photo

Will do Chris!

Barry

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#13 15-07-2015 15:33:59

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Re: Group photo

What is funny with this photo, is that every time i look at it, i notice something new that i didn't even notice the previous times. Just now i realised there is a nice tropical buckle in there.

Yesterday the German-Italian medals cool


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#14 15-07-2015 15:45:34

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Re: Group photo

DAK D wrote:

Hi Barry,

Altered "Jake Blues" quote:

"How much for your Panzer boards, tropical buckle and Heer Topenhelm shields I want to buy them" big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

I love the Blues Brothers movie smile

D

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#15 15-07-2015 17:58:16

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Re: Group photo

D-if anything comes up for sale I will let you know. I need to go dig through the pile to see what is there!

Chris-I decided why wait till I am back in SA for more pictures. My fiancé in the US has been kind enough to let me have a small display setup at her place so I took some pictures today.

Barry

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#16 15-07-2015 20:22:51

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Re: Group photo

Great Display and stuff! Love this!
Hope it looks like this one day at my place!

Thomas!

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#17 16-07-2015 01:09:12

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Re: Group photo

Fantastic items Barry - what an excellent collection!

Regards Markus

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#18 16-07-2015 02:31:38

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Re: Group photo

Barry - I couldn't help but notice the window directly behind your case. Direct sun light is very bad for your artifacts. The UV in light is a catalyst for all manner of evils.  It will accelerate the disintegration of textiles, turn paper brown and make it brittle. UV (Ultraviolet light) is found in most light, the biggies are sun light and florescent lighting. Incandescent lights have little UV but produce a great deal of Infrared light which manifests itself as heat. You should block all sun light from entering the room where your artifacts are displayed. The safest light to use is LED, still you have to watch the candles per square foot, or lumens.

I know everyone here has a great deal invested in their collections, its best to learn how to care for them. I'm a conservator by profession and am happy to help.


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#19 16-07-2015 03:45:00

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Re: Group photo

Thanks Thomas and Markus!

Mike-not too worry I do block all sunlight in that room and I only opened it to get a better picture as I learnt about the damaging effects of sunlight early on. My display cabinet in SA has UV resistant glass for extra protection. Money well spent to make sure we preserve artefacts for future generations in the best possible condition.

Barry

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#20 16-07-2015 05:04:19

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Re: Group photo

barry1954 wrote:

Mike-not too worry I do block all sunlight in that room and I only opened it to get a better picture as I learnt about the damaging effects of sunlight early on. My display cabinet in SA has UV resistant glass for extra protection. Money well spent to make sure we preserve artefacts for future generations in the best possible condition.

Barry

Well done, sir!


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#21 16-07-2015 10:37:31

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Re: Group photo

Awesome stuff Barry and nicely displayed. I love the boards http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_love.gifhttp://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_love.gifhttp://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_love.gifhttp://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_love.gifhttp://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_love.gifhttp://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_love.gifhttp://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_love.gif

Would you mind posting some close ups of the board with the embroidered letter on it?

I think i have seen it at WAF before but i am not sure.


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#22 16-07-2015 22:23:46

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Re: Group photo

Thanks Chris. I was lucky this year picking up a few sets and singles. Here are pics of the Wachbataillon single. I do not think this one has been shown before although another member has shown a pair of these on the WAF DAK thread if I remember correctly. When it came up for sale I jumped at the opportunity to own it.

Barry

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#23 04-11-2015 15:36:00

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Re: Group photo

Barry i don't know how i missed your last post.

Thanks for the pictures. It's a beauty, no doubt.


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#24 05-11-2015 10:43:47

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Re: Group photo

Bingo !

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#25 20-05-2016 21:03:27

barry1954
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Re: Group photo

Hi Guys

Here is a new picture I took not too long ago. Most of my stuff still in storage but thought I would add this since I have not posted in a while.

Barry

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