My Collection

Small Map Board Self purchase.

This beauty is a lucky find on eBay with very good price, it can open and clip a map inside the frame. It should be a self purchase item of NCO or officers and first time encountered such a design. A very well made and complicate item for carrying a map in the field.  …
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Kartenbrett, Brown Mapboard–My second map board

  This brown map board was suspected been repainted after the war, it was sold at a ‘Friendly Price’ from a Netherlands shop.  Same size as the normal map board but in all brass hardware, and heavier than the standard board, as there are extra wooden straps sealing top and bottom at right side with…
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Wehrmacht Kartenbrett, German Mapboard

This is one of the hard-to-find items on my list, searching for this for near a decade and found it last year. A text book example map board in good condition, only two clear straps missing. Very happy with it.

Beleuchtungsgerät für Strichplatte–Lighting Device for Reticle

Lighting Device for Reticle—a complete box This transport box contains a headlamp with a bakelite touch in a canvas bag, a battery box with three batteries to be use with a reticle lamp, 11 spare bulbs and 4 standard touch batteries. Most probably handed to who ever needed it for field use. Artillery, machine gunners,…
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Tramp grinders – a piece of war or nonsense?

Thank you for Fred Kvn to share with us this article which cracked the misty of the Trump Bakelite coffee Grinder. Here is the translation from the article in Czech on 2012. http://kvhwurm.cz/mlynky-tramp-valecny-kus-nebo-nesmysl/?fbclid=IwAR1zAykoBMQyoLu8jiFLsi6Erck7VI0gyI4MjVG0KdnVMWcIDOtaucPtHJM Tramp grinders – a piece of war or nonsense? A few years ago, a Bakelite grinder appeared on the auction server Aukro.cz…
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Tramp Coffee Grander and personal effects

B. O. Reisekaffeemühle Nr. 702 “Tramp” von ca. 1939-1950 Since post on my Page, most of the feedback are it is a post war item, but ‘Stefan Haüser’ said it is not the case, but he shut down his site “Die Nachrichtentruppe.de”. Anyone has the article saved? Below is an article from Old Coffee Grinder.com…
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Italian / German coffee grinder ‘Kaffeemühle’

Not much information of this cool looking coffee grinder, usually quiet expensive but lucky to found it in good price. Not for individual obviously, but for field kitchen or cook house, dimension 25×15×13 cm One of the seller has the following description: *Camp and trench coffee grinder of the Royal Italian Army, model 1905, made…
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Richtkreis 31 (RK31) Leather Carrying Cases–2

One of the less known pouch is the lumination gear pouch for RK31 Lucky enough that I have chance to own three of these pouches: RK31 Lighting Gear Pouch group. Left to right. 1938 brown leather. 1936 dark brown leather. 1942 black Presstoff.

My Panzer Headsets and Throatmics collection

Over the years my collection of the Panzer Headsets is growing, started from relics Dfh.b to perfect Dfh.b then the Late war 44 Dfh.b and the most rare Dfh.d on last year. Was only concentrated on the most common throatmic Kmf.b, never dream of owning the prewar Kmf.2 and the Kmf.c.     Everything started…
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Richtkreis 31 (RK31) Leather Carrying Cases–1

Richtkreis 31 Leather Carrying Case (Cavalry?) Over the year picking up these leather pouches, some was in poor conditions and some been converted and stripped of the partitions for other use. Cleaned and restored one by one and link up together to form a system for the RK31. It is fun to carrying it when…
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