My Collection

China KMT M35 helmet –1

Never dream of owning this—Chinese KMT M35 helmet. Purchase from a Canadian Chinese collector in very low price. Was a semi relic found in rural Shanghai, been hasty repainted, with two manufacturer stamps ET62 and ET66, the 62 was a misstamp, the front is matching other existing KMT shells. The ET hating lot number ranging…
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Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II [1926-2022]

Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II [1926-2022] We always missed you. My small collection and a tributes to our lovely Queen.

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. Tramp grinders – a piece of war or nonsense? A few years ago, a Bakelite grinder appeared on the auction server…
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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”. Anyone has the article saved? Below is an article from Old Coffee…
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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.