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#1 23-11-2011 02:41:30

Tin Soldier
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From: Australia
Registered: 15-09-2011
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WW1 Turkish Belt & Buckle 1917

Thought you guys may be interested in looking at my WW1 Turkish Belt & Buckle dated 1917.
The Buckles themselves are not very rare but i have never seen another with the leather belt still attached.
I was even lucky enough to have some communications with a Turkish collector through email and even he said that
he had not seen one with the belt still attached. I also asked him about the small holes at the rear of the belt and he had no idea, Turkish
WW1 items are very hard to get. It's only these OR's Belt Buckles and some Officers Belts that seem to turn up, no uniform pieces as i asked
Erman the Turkish Collector if he had seen anything over there in Turkey and he said "NO" Although he did say that he was lucky enough to get one of their
funny soft hats you see them wearing in the movies. But he said because it had blood stains on it his father threw it away yikes

I did get a uniform once from my dealer when i first started collecting but we were not sure if it was an old movie prop or from the 1920's or 1930's.
It had the soft cap, tunic, trousers and puttees and like a lot of things i regret selling it but i sold it to get my WW1 Australian soft cap the S.D. Cap.
The Caps you see being worn by Australian, New Zealand & British troops on Gallipoli (like an Officers Cap), i have posted this below for you to see so you know what i'm talking about.
These Caps are also very rare these days as most were thrown away after or during Gallipoli as they were not very practical, only a couple of photos
i've seen of Australians wearing these in France in 1916 after the Gallipoli Campaign.
I will post this S.D. Cap in more detail in it's own Post, anyway here is the Turkish Belt first up.



http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/54_turkish_belt_1.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/54_turkish_belt_2.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/54_turkish_belt_3.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/54_turkish_belt_4.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/54_turkish_belt_5.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/54_sd_cap_1.jpg

Last edited by Tin Soldier (23-11-2011 02:45:02)


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#2 04-12-2011 23:01:38

Bond
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Re: WW1 Turkish Belt & Buckle 1917

Never seen one of these Turkish belt & buckle sets before, very cool.  Love the cap and look forward to seeing some more pics of it.


Regards,

Jerry B.

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#3 06-12-2011 17:11:04

Sebastian.V
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Re: WW1 Turkish Belt & Buckle 1917

realy nice items...not usual in a classical collection...bravo

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#4 08-12-2011 04:32:08

Tin Soldier
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From: Australia
Registered: 15-09-2011
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Re: WW1 Turkish Belt & Buckle 1917

Thanks guys, yes very hard to get hold of uniform items, best you can hope for is old movie props from Gallipoli, The ANZACS
or Light Horseman movies. And i haven't even seen any of these either roll


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#5 21-08-2016 13:25:04

jdaley
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Re: WW1 Turkish Belt & Buckle 1917

I have a similar one, complete and its actually set up as a money belt. My grandfather bought it back from WW1

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#6 21-08-2016 21:24:09

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Re: WW1 Turkish Belt & Buckle 1917

Never seen one before. Thanks for posting it. Rich A. in Pa.


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