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Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 18, 2004 12:09 am
This forum topic is for the purpose of coming together to identify Romanian militaria. Please post your items here.

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Royal Guard Regiment from the 1930's. Color indicates Air Force Blue and Anti-Aircraft Black. I know that there existed an Air Force Guard Regiment in Cluj during the 1930's. However, not much is written about this unit. I have photos of an officer from this regiment. This particular group of insignia has the neck color patch in divided 2 colors with the other half in black for Anti-Aircraft Artillery. Can anyone shed additional information about this group of insignia and of the Regiment :?:

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 18, 2004 12:24 am
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A very large shoulder sleeve patch in bullion for a Munitions transportation snow sled driver for the 2nd Artillery Regiment. The sled looks like it has boxes behind the driver for carrying artillery shells. I have photographs of WW1 and WW2 soldiers wearing shoulder sleeve patches. However, I beleive that this type of insignia, shoulder sleeve patches, are extremely rare and perhaps not officially authorized. This patch is unknown to me and looks to have been made in WW1 or the 1920's. I hope this guy got hazardous pay.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 19, 2004 01:58 am
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Can any one identify this badge :?: I have seen this badge with and without crown at the top. The letter are "S.R.R." I think that it may be for an NCO School. Silver badge with very nice enamel. Circa 1930's.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 19, 2004 02:13 am
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Here is another badge that is unknown to me. School for Ensigns or Lieutenants :?: Note the star and chevron insignia on the badge. This is a very early made pin back badge. Possibly of WW1-1920's mfg.

Posted by: Dénes July 19, 2004 03:27 pm
It's not my item (saw it on eBay):

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Posted by: Bernard Miclescu July 19, 2004 06:04 pm
someone has any idea of the last badge??? It is very nice!!! (i wonder if it realy existed)

Yours,
Bm

Posted by: Carol I July 19, 2004 06:18 pm
Could it be a variation of the badge of Straja Ţării?

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 20, 2004 04:38 am
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There are 5 variations that I know of.
Blue enamel gold gilt
Blue enamel silver
Gold gilt with thin blue enamel border (Not shown here)
Silver with thin blue enamel border
Silver minuture badge applied over a silver Order of Ferdinand.
Same size as these badges. (Not shown here. Was this piece
reserved for wear by members of the Royal Family) :?:
I do not know why they had so many variations of badges or what
the classifications of the badges are for. Anyone know :?:

Posted by: mihai July 20, 2004 09:59 am
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That's great shapes,
Could you tell me the price range of this badges?
Mihai

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 25, 2004 12:50 am
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Here are the other 2 badges that I describe previously.
The one in all silver with many silver hallmarks and has a miniture badge applied over the Ferdinand cross. Very nicely made Jeweler piece made by Joseph Resch Fiul Bucharest. Was this piece reserved for Royal members ?????

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 28, 2004 01:43 am
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Unknown patch. Very large with bullion wire embroidery.
At the top are the letters "F.R.BO.X." and the date "1926"
Can anyone identify this piece ? Unsual center shield.

Posted by: Carol I November 28, 2004 09:58 am
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ Nov 28 2004, 02:43 AM)
At the top are the letters "F.R.BO.X." and the date "1926"

I wonder if it isn't in fact "F.R.BOX" which might stand for Federaţia Română de Box (Romanian Boxing Federation). Even today they use the same acronym in the address of their website: http://www.frbox.ro/ (even though it does not seem to work).

Posted by: b737 November 28, 2004 08:46 pm
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ Nov 28 2004, 01:43 AM)
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Unknown patch. Very large with bullion wire embroidery.
At the top are the letters "F.R.BO.X." and the date "1926"
Can anyone identify this piece ? Unsual center shield.

Hi ,
it means, Federatia Romana de Box-Romanian Boxing Federation

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 28, 2004 09:13 pm
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Interesting WW2 helmet painted black with an unusual skull and cross bones insignia. Any one have an idea who wore this helmet and what this insignia is for ?

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 28, 2004 09:16 pm
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Close up view of painted insignia.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 28, 2004 10:33 pm
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Here is an interesting variation of the WW2 Torpedo-Boat badge. This one is different in that it has a gold frosted finish with red and blue enamel. This badge has a fast torpedo boat in the center of the badge insted of a seahorse over the letter "V". The crown is red and there is blue enamel lettering in the circle that reads "MOMENTO AUDERE SEMPER". Does anyone know of this badge ?

Posted by: Dénes January 11, 2005 04:08 pm
A medal unknown to me. Is it Rumanian?

Gen. Dénes

Posted by: Dénes January 11, 2005 04:09 pm
The rear side:

Posted by: Victor January 11, 2005 04:39 pm
Most likely not. Romania joined WWI in 1916, not 1914. Maybe Serbian?

Posted by: Dénes January 11, 2005 04:43 pm
That is correct. However, the Adrian style helmet made me think of a possible link to Rumania. Did Serbs soldiers wear the same type of helmet?

Gen. Dénes

Posted by: boonicootza January 11, 2005 05:02 pm
This is from Belgium - Commemorative Medal of the War 1914-1918

http://users.skynet.be/hendrik/eng/B1-Commem.html wink.gif

Posted by: MAB38 January 12, 2005 10:32 pm
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ Nov 28 2004, 10:33 PM)
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Here is an interesting variation of the WW2 Torpedo-Boat badge. This one is different in that it has a gold frosted finish with red and blue enamel. This badge has a fast torpedo boat in the center of the badge insted of a seahorse over the letter "V". The crown is red and there is blue enamel lettering in the circle that reads "MOMENTO AUDERE SEMPER". Does anyone know of this badge ?

This could be a WW1 italian torpedo boat badge. Italian torpedo boats were called MAS that stands for "Motoscafo Anti Silurante", the italian poet and war volunteer and hero Gabriele D'Annunzio gave the name MAS a new meaning in latin: "Memento Audere Semper", "Remember to Always Dare".
Italian MAS torpedo boats were responsable for many succesfull sinkings of Austro-Hungarian ships in the Adriatic, among them the battleship Szent Istvan.

Posted by: alexkdl March 16, 2005 01:28 am
Durîng what years was this Tarom or LARES pilot Km badge awared ?

Alex

Posted by: mihai June 10, 2005 11:47 am
QUOTE (Dénes @ Jan 11 2005, 04:08 PM)
A medal unknown to me. Is it Rumanian?

Gen. Dénes

THis is Belgium medal, Name Medaille commemorative de la guerre.

Mihai

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR August 21, 2005 11:55 pm
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Can anyone identify this WW2 uniform ? He is a Second Lieutenant and wears the model
1941 tunic with war time plastic buttons. He also wears a Boy Scout leaders military badge. What I have not been able to identify is that he wears a visor cap badge and colar patches with a large white scriptive "A" on them. Over the right pocket, there is a very unique patch that looks like it is in three colors sewn on wool. The patch looks like a gunsight or target. Does anyone know what this insignia is or what kind of army uniform he is wearing ?

Posted by: Dénes August 22, 2005 03:05 am
The drawing at right reminds me of the logo often seen on wartime propapanda pictures, namely two P's, one reversed, back-to-back to a regular P, over several semi circles.
Could this officer be a member of the Royal Rumnaian Army's propaganda company?

Gen. Dénes

Posted by: sid guttridge August 22, 2005 09:45 am
Hi Denes,

Yes, the Serbs did get Adrian helmets, but only after their army was rebuilt by the Allies on the Salonika Front over 1916-18.

Cheers,

Sid.

Posted by: sid guttridge August 22, 2005 09:48 am
Hi Denes,

I see your point. It is reminiscent of the SMP logo found on many official Romanian photos from WWII.

Could the "A" be something to do with Antonescu's bodyguard battalion?

Cheers,

Sid.

Posted by: Victor August 22, 2005 11:15 am
They wore the initials I. A. on the shoulder pads.

Posted by: Dénes August 22, 2005 11:27 am
QUOTE (Dénes @ Aug 22 2005, 09:05 AM)
The drawing at right reminds me of the logo often seen on wartime propapanda pictures, namely two P's, one reversed, back-to-back to a regular P, over several semi circles.

Here is a photo where the described logo appears:

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Gen. Dénes

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR September 04, 2005 02:05 am
WW 2 beret. I am unable to identify this patch and unit. Patch has a red cross on it with the letters " S.M.M.B."
http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doberetsmmb7xs.jpg

Posted by: Victor September 04, 2005 07:00 am
SMMB = Spitalul Militar Municipal Bucuresti (Mnicipal Military Hospital Bucharest). But this is only a hunch, not a sure thing.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR January 29, 2006 11:27 pm
Can any one identify this sword ? It looks to be a court or ministry style sword with yellow handle, blade is Solingen with etch King Carol 2 cyphers. It has a unique insignia on the front of the guard. A wreath with the letters "A.R." Who or what is AR ?

http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=courtsword2ud.jpg

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR January 29, 2006 11:32 pm
Close up view.

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Posted by: Kepi January 30, 2006 06:05 am
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ Jan 29 2006, 11:27 PM)
Can any one identify this sword ? It looks to be a court or ministry style sword with yellow handle, blade is Solingen with etch King Carol 2 cyphers. It has a unique insignia on the front of the guard. A wreath with the letters "A.R." Who or what is AR ?


It seems to be a Masonic ceremonial sword as it has the typical symbols: the triangle and the compasses. The letters “AR” could be the initials of the Masonic lodge, of the rank inside the lodge or of the owner.

Posted by: Cristian January 30, 2006 06:17 am
AR=Academia Romana?

Posted by: Kepi January 30, 2006 11:53 am
It is very possible.

Posted by: mihnea January 30, 2006 12:38 pm
AR=Autovehicule Rutiere laugh.gif

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR January 30, 2006 01:54 pm
QUOTE (Kepi @ Jan 30 2006, 06:05 AM)
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ Jan 29 2006, 11:27 PM)
Can any one identify this sword ? It looks to be a court or ministry style sword with yellow handle, blade is Solingen with etch King Carol 2 cyphers. It has a unique insignia on the front of the guard. A wreath with the letters "A.R." Who or what is AR ?


It seems to be a Masonic ceremonial sword as it has the typical symbols: the triangle and the compasses. The letters “AR” could be the initials of the Masonic lodge, of the rank inside the lodge or of the owner.

I do not beleive this to be Masonic. There is no triangle or compass here. It is simply a scriptive cypher letters of "A.R." in a wreath. The sword is of the highest manufatured quality from Solingen Germany with the new cypher version of King Carol on the blade. Circa late 1930's.

Posted by: mihnea January 30, 2006 02:03 pm
The two pictures are very small; some bigger ones would help, and in the picture with wreath is very hard to distinguish the exact shape of the star or letters.

Posted by: Dénes January 30, 2006 02:43 pm
AR=Aeronautica Romana? biggrin.gif

Gen. Dénes

Posted by: Claudiu1988 January 30, 2006 02:55 pm
AR = Armata Romana tongue.gif

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR February 05, 2006 07:28 pm
QUOTE (mihnea @ Jan 30 2006, 02:03 PM)
The two pictures are very small; some bigger ones would help, and in the picture with wreath is very hard to distinguish the exact shape of the star or letters.

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Posted by: Wings_of_wrath February 14, 2006 11:12 pm
I know this is not a romanian Item, but nobody I asked seems to know what it is, so i thought I might give it a shot here as well:
Some time ago, a friend of mine form the US gave me this strange bandoleer since he had heard I collect militaria and he had no acutual use for it. He himself had found it at a yard sale, and bought if for about $5.

Anyway, here it is:
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The buttons are made of hard wood, and look brand new, and while there is a sign of light wear in the fabric, especially around bukles, overall, the thing is in great shape.

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The lower part of the back side, as well as the inside of the pockets are made from a kind of rubbery membrane. The rest seems to be some kind of cotton fabric, not unlike that seen in american WW2 bandoleers.

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I think this might be a civillian bandoleer, but there are some strange, military style markings on it - first, a "5" and "7", stamped in blue ink on the inside of the rightmost pocket. The pockets are just wide enough to allow two 5 round 30-06 strippers to be placed side by side, but at 12cm, they seem abnormally deep. On the inside of each pocket flap, there number "524" is stenciled in white paint.

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Also on the outside of the rightmost pocket, there is another, almost unreadable number. I belive it to be "523(8?, 9?)0000".

So, any ideas what this might be?

Posted by: bydand February 24, 2006 08:19 pm
Hello,
I'm writing from Italy.
I need hel to identify a Romanian Busby ("Rosiori" cavalry, I think) but I'm not able to post the pictures.
Could you help me ?
thank you.

Posted by: bydand February 24, 2006 08:26 pm
I own the same bandoleer, and the seller told me that is a chinese bandoleer for the SKS rifle.

Posted by: Carol I February 24, 2006 09:29 pm
QUOTE (bydand @ Feb 24 2006, 09:19 PM)
I need hel to identify a Romanian Busby ("Rosiori" cavalry, I think) but I'm not able to post the pictures.
Could you help me ?

You could try the http://www.worldwar2.ro/forum/index.php?showtopic=2093.

Posted by: Wings_of_wrath February 24, 2006 10:06 pm
QUOTE (bydand @ Feb 24 2006, 08:26 PM)
I own the same bandoleer, and the seller told me that is a chinese bandoleer for the SKS rifle.

Thank you.

I did a bit of "googling", and, as the following picture testifies, you were absolutely right, it is in fact a chinese manufactured bandoleer for 7.62x39 strippers. Apparently, it can hold up to 200 rounds.

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The image is courtesy of http://www.mooremilitaria.com/ site.

Later edit: It apears this type of bandoleer was also in use with the Viet Cong. As such, it fits in nicely with my militaria collection dating from the Vietnam War. Again, thank you for clearing out what this "mystery object" was.

Posted by: bydand February 26, 2006 09:46 am
Many thanks for your instruction !!!

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And now, these are my answers:

What is the age of the busby ?
What are rank and unity ?
Which kind of fur have been used to made it ?

Thank you very much !!!








Posted by: Carol I February 26, 2006 10:15 am
QUOTE (bydand @ Feb 26 2006, 10:46 AM)
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What are rank and unity ?

Take a look into the thread on http://www.worldwar2.ro/forum/index.php?showtopic=196. Light blue was the colour of the 4th Roşiori Regiment.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR March 02, 2006 05:08 am
QUOTE (bydand @ Feb 26 2006, 09:46 AM)

And now, these are my answers:
What is the age of the busby ?
What are rank and unity ?
Which kind of fur have been used to made it ?



And now, these are my answers:

What is the age of the busby ?
Model 1934 (1934-1940)

What are rank and unity ?
Junior Officer 4th Roshiori Cavalry Regiment

Which kind of fur have been used to made it ?
I don't know. Looks like Fox.

Posted by: Kepi March 02, 2006 07:15 am
This model of busby was introduced by the Royal Decree Nr. 1885 of 11th June 1923 for officers of the 4th and 9th Rosiori regiments and cavalry generals. The busby was generalized for all cavalry officers for ceremonial dress in 1930, and indeed, confirmed by the regulation of 1934. As other ceremonial and gala uniforms, this head gear was carried until April 1941.
According the regulation, the busby should be made in opossum or rabbit fur.
I agree that the busbby belonged to an officer of the 4th Rosiori Regiment, because the colour of the flap is light-blue.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR March 02, 2006 01:10 pm
The only thing I see missing on this busby is the front Cypher badge which was worn below the rosette.

Posted by: bydand March 02, 2006 05:41 pm
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ Mar 2 2006, 01:10 PM)
The only thing I see missing on this busby is the front Cypher badge which was worn below the rosette.

QUOTE
The only thing I see missing on this busby is the front Cypher badge which was worn below the rosette.


Do you think it's possible to find this badge ?

Posted by: Claudiu1988 March 21, 2006 07:39 pm
What do you think about this ash tray? Is it russian or german ww1?

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Posted by: Claudiu1988 March 21, 2006 07:40 pm
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Posted by: Claudiu1988 March 23, 2006 06:54 pm
No ideea ????? sad.gif

Posted by: boonicootza March 23, 2006 07:47 pm
I can tell you it's an old ashtray laugh.gif
More than that...I don't think it's military.


Posted by: cipiamon March 23, 2006 09:55 pm
QUOTE (boonicootza @ Mar 23 2006, 07:47 PM)
I can tell you it's an old ashtray  laugh.gif
More than that...I don't think it's military.

Well that guy wers a sword rolleyes.gif

Intresting object enyway prabably depicting the solider going to war and leaving the woman alone, verry dramatic moment, that inspired the artist to make this image on the ashtray.

Posted by: Cantacuzino March 24, 2006 02:30 am
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Intresting object enyway prabably depicting the solider going to war and leaving the woman alone, verry dramatic moment, that inspired the artist to make this image on the ashtray


I dont think it's a dramatic moment. Look at the back side of the ashtray the man touch the woman ass tongue.gif
I believe it's russian before 1917 revolution.. Germans usually don't have such jokes.

Posted by: cipiamon March 24, 2006 08:05 am
Omg biggrin.gif i thought is a dramatic moment laugh.gif

Posted by: Claudiu1988 June 06, 2006 02:12 pm
What do you think about this ? Is it original? Who used it ?


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www.okazii.ro

Posted by: Alexei2102 June 06, 2006 02:26 pm
It really looks like a fantasy piece to me. Not worth it, but this is just my opinion. I wonder what is the "commercial name" to this "nazi memorabilia".

My advice, stay away from items like this.

Posted by: Claudiu1988 June 20, 2006 11:23 am
Yes I also think this is a fantasy piece.

Posted by: Claudiu1988 June 20, 2006 11:28 am
What kind of pistol is this? What period?

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Posted by: Claudiu1988 June 20, 2006 11:28 am
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Posted by: Cristian June 20, 2006 01:16 pm
Is a bull-dog tipe ,civilian model, cheap, maybe belgian, 1910-1940, depends on the marks.I see you like live dangereous! biggrin.gif

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR June 20, 2006 01:34 pm
QUOTE (Claudiu1988 @ Jun 20 2006, 11:28 AM)
What kind of pistol is this? What period?

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This pistol is 100 % Military issue. It has a Laynard ring on the butt of the handle for a neck laynard rope. Pistol circa 1880's-WW1. What are the markings on it. It would help better identify the piece.

Posted by: Cristian June 20, 2006 03:14 pm
The laynard ring is not a military identification for this kind of revolvers. Many vestpocket size civilian revolvers have laynard rings for watch type chains linked to the belt of the owner. The bulldog was a quite common civilian self-defense weapon in the first half of theXXth century,made in hundreds of models all across the Europe,but no army adopted it as sidearm.The one posted,in my humble opinion, is 95% belgian, if the owner will open the loadig gate ,will see a ELG mark in a oval on the cylinder, between two chambers.
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Some civilian bulldog revolver from Zhuck catalogue. notice the belgian made 22-4

Posted by: C-2 June 20, 2006 03:31 pm
QUOTE (Cristian @ Jun 20 2006, 01:16 PM)
Is a bull-dog tipe ,civilian model, cheap, maybe belgian, 1910-1940, depends on the marks.I see you like live dangereous! biggrin.gif

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Posted by: mihnea June 20, 2006 05:25 pm
The same pictures Claudiu posted, after a bit of adobe wizardry.

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PS I hope you don't mind, Claudiu. smile.gif

Posted by: Claudiu1988 June 20, 2006 07:43 pm
Thanks for your help guys, the pistol isn't mine, someone wants to sell it to me and I didn't know what it was. The seller didn't say how much the pistol is. Can you say a price ? biggrin.gif

Posted by: b737 July 17, 2006 01:22 pm
Does anybody know what this "thing"is????

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Posted by: Cristian July 18, 2006 03:45 pm
Can you have an aproximate lenght? I think I know what it is...

Posted by: b737 July 18, 2006 06:02 pm
QUOTE (Cristian @ July 18, 2006 03:45 pm)
Can you have an aproximate lenght? I think I know what it is...

When it's opened , aprox. 10 cm

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 19, 2006 02:54 am
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Anyone know what branch this visor cap insignia is for? Bullion wire officers patch on Medium blue now faded. Crown removed which was typical after 1947. Insignia in the center looks like a pole (Telegraqph or insulator) with lighting bolts doming from it. The cap is dark navy blue and the cap band is medium blue same color as infantry blue which is now faded. Cap was made in "Cernauti".
Perhaps Telagraph ? or Topographical ?

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 19, 2006 03:04 am
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This visor hat patch insignia came with the hat. It is a visor cap emblem patch on Maroon color. It has the same insignia in the center, a pole with lightning bolts, and with the addition of mapping tools. Compass and triangle ruler. Perhaps geographical or archetectual symbols. Above are the letters "S.L.E. or S.L.C.". Perhaps : Scoala, L....., E........ ? These insignia are military.

Can anyone identify these pieces ?

Posted by: Cristian July 19, 2006 04:46 am
QUOTE (b737 @ July 17, 2006 01:22 pm)
Does anybody know what this "thing"is????

http://img100.imageshack.us/my.php?image=div4agd5.jpghttp://img100.imageshack.us/my.php?image=div4bzm6.jpg

It is folding hook used by the hunters as field extractor for the empty shotshells wich sometimes jam in the barrel of the shotgun.The hook catch the rim of the empty shell,helping extraction.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 20, 2006 01:55 pm
http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01387rk7.jpg

Another interesting officers visor cap insignia. This one is an Air Force insignia and insted of having the eagle insignia in the center of the wreath, it has a very large cypher of King Michael. Never seen this piece before. What regiment would have worn this ? or perhaps it belong to King Michaels personal pilot ?

Posted by: Kepi July 22, 2006 05:03 am
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ July 19, 2006 02:54 am)
http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01383xo1.jpg

Anyone know what branch this visor cap insignia is for? Bullion wire officers patch on Medium blue now faded. Crown removed which was typical after 1947. Insignia in the center looks like a pole (Telegraqph or insulator) with lighting bolts doming from it.  The cap is dark navy blue and the cap band is medium blue same color as infantry blue which is now faded. Cap was made in "Cernauti".
Perhaps Telagraph ? or Topographical ?

I never seen such a badge. The lighting flashes were the symbol of signal troops but the shape of the badge, the colours of the cap and cap band are not according the army uniform regulations. I don’t know if it’s military. It might be a civilian service cap, such as the postal telegraph. During the 1930s-1940s these services carried army style caps.

Posted by: Kepi July 22, 2006 05:08 am
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ July 19, 2006 03:04 am)
http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01384bi6.jpg

This visor hat patch insignia came with the hat. It is a visor cap emblem patch on Maroon color. It has the same insignia in the center, a pole with lightning bolts, and with the addition of mapping tools. Compass and triangle ruler. Perhaps geographical or archetectual symbols. Above are the letters "S.L.E. or S.L.C.". Perhaps : Scoala, L....., E........ ? These insignia are military.

Can anyone identify these pieces ?

This is not a military badge. The symbols: the compass, the triangle and the lightning flashes might suggest some civilian technical service. I wonder if SLP would mean Serviciul Lucrarilor Publice (Service for Public Works)?

Posted by: Kepi July 22, 2006 05:15 am
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ July 20, 2006 01:55 pm)
http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01387rk7.jpg

Another interesting officers visor cap insignia. This one is an Air Force insignia and insted of having the eagle insignia in the center of the wreath, it has a very large cypher of King Michael. Never seen this piece before. What regiment would have worn this ? or perhaps it belong to King Michaels personal pilot ?

The shape of the badge suggests it might be of an earlier type: 1925-1930 and the Michael I cipher indicates that it was carried during the Regency time (1927-1930). During that period, officers used to carry on their caps the cipher of the King who was reigning when they were appointed Second-Lieutenants.

Posted by: RHaught July 22, 2006 07:54 pm
boonicootza and I found this pack, can anyone tell us more? stamp was unreadable

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f45/rkhaught/Unknown/

Posted by: mihnea July 22, 2006 08:45 pm
It's a Russian WWII knapsack, but with one of the original suspension straps replaced with an unknown one.

PS From that shop I have bought some very nice and rare things, including my first item, a canteen rolleyes.gif.

Posted by: New Connaught Ranger July 22, 2006 08:48 pm
QUOTE (RHaught @ July 22, 2006 07:54 pm)
boonicootza and I found this pack, can anyone tell us more? stamp was unreadable

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f45/rkhaught/Unknown/

Hallo Guys, biggrin.gif

I believe your pack was originaly a German WW2 Military pack circa (1938-45) but it has been altered after ww2 by the look of it. The very early ones had fur (Cow-skin or pony skin on the outside and were known as "Affee" german for ape or monkey, these were relegated to reserve units as the war progressed. There were a number of different models.
The next version was made from canvas, but remained basicaly the same size and shape, with cutbacks design changes were introduced to make production more easier.

The four black pieces of artificial leather sewn to the flap are not original, also if you look at the bottom of the flap the two original fastning straps have been removed.

Looking at the back of the pack, stamped into the leather under the white sticker should be the name of the manufacturer, and the date, and by the look of it, the two carrying straps could be replacements as well as they look like two odd pieces, the originals had stampings in them of date of Manufacture and "L" for Links / Left and "R" Rechts / Right.

The green cotton "Pouch" inside with the two leather straps was for carrying the eating utensil / mess-kit. the pack was used to carry the soldiers, wash-gear, clean shirts, underwear, etc, with the over coat strapped to the outside of the pack.

I will post some pictures of two examples in my collection starting with the "Affee"

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If it turns out to be a Russian then it might be a field modification based on captured german packs, there were special units who repaired and recycled military items on both sides in WW2 or a Russian copy!!
Kevin in Deva. biggrin.gif

Posted by: mihnea July 22, 2006 09:31 pm
This is what I based my opinion on; the description and the picture are very close to the knapsack found by RHaught.

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Source: "Field Equipment of the Infantry 1914-1945" written by Robert Fisch

This is my German WWII knapsack and is different to the on RHaught posted.

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Edit: Stop editing the post mad.gif.

Posted by: Alexei2102 July 23, 2006 06:20 am
Please forgive the offtopic recurence, but I ask someone to please PM me the location of this shop. I am very interested in browsing its wares.

Thanks alot,

Alex

Posted by: RHaught July 23, 2006 09:42 am
I also have the "Ponyfur" pack with a 1939 date but by being bare really couldn't tell since I couldn't find a date or read the maker mark or stamp. Did find an original Ammo pouch dated 1943 in very good condition and picked it up. Most items were postwar and was looking for a canteen and gasmask + canister. Found all types of various medal but prices too high for what they were, especially the German awards.


To know where to go look at this thread on the forum:
http://www.worldwar2.ro/forum/index.php?showtopic=2691&st=15

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 23, 2006 03:16 pm
QUOTE (Kepi @ July 22, 2006 05:03 am)
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ July 19, 2006 02:54 am)
http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01383xo1.jpg

Anyone know what branch this visor cap insignia is for? Bullion wire officers patch on Medium blue now faded. Crown removed which was typical after 1947. Insignia in the center looks like a pole (Telegraqph or insulator) with lighting bolts doming from it.  The cap is dark navy blue and the cap band is medium blue same color as infantry blue which is now faded. Cap was made in "Cernauti".
Perhaps Telagraph ? or Topographical ?

I never seen such a badge. The lighting flashes were the symbol of signal troops but the shape of the badge, the colours of the cap and cap band are not according the army uniform regulations. I don’t know if it’s military. It might be a civilian service cap, such as the postal telegraph. During the 1930s-1940s these services carried army style caps.

http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01402jr4.jpg

Overall photo of what may be a Telegraphers visor cap.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 23, 2006 03:20 pm
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Cap band is faded. But when turned inside out, it shows a nice medium blue color.
The cap base color is dark navy blue.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR July 23, 2006 03:25 pm
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Manufaturer tag.

Norbert Huttner
Cernauti
Reglina Maria
Ceaprazaria si Croitorie Militare

Posted by: New Connaught Ranger July 23, 2006 04:15 pm
QUOTE (mihnea @ July 22, 2006 09:31 pm)
This is what I based my opinion on; the description and the picture are very close to the knapsack found by RHaught.

http://imageshack.us

This is my German WWII knapsack and is different to the on RHaught posted.

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Edit: Stop editing the post mad.gif.

Nice picture in the book, so I agree the pack featured at the start of the topic is Russian, but as it says on the page beside the photo it was very closely based on the German Pack, in fact its a near perfect copy.

Can you tell us how much the pack originaly cost in the shop.

And can you also give me the name of the book the picture and description are from

(I was sure I replied to this earlier today blink.gif but when I looked at the thread nothing was there unless my prievious answer was deleted huh.gif )

Kevin in Deva rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Claudiu1988 August 10, 2006 12:02 pm
Comunist epaulettes ?

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Source: www.ebay.com

Posted by: C-2 August 10, 2006 03:46 pm
Caile Ferate Romane.
Romanian railways...
Nothing military about....

Posted by: boonicootza August 10, 2006 09:02 pm
Kevin, the pack is 100 RON.

Posted by: Dragos1984 August 11, 2006 01:33 pm
hey r u selling the german backpack?
i would be interested in buying it smile.gif

Posted by: Claudiu1988 August 11, 2006 01:45 pm
I am also interested in buying it. biggrin.gif

Posted by: boonicootza August 11, 2006 06:31 pm
I'm not selling the pack. It's for sale in a shop in Bucharest.

Posted by: RHaught August 15, 2006 09:39 pm
That's if the store still has it. When did we take that pic? On July 20th I think.

Posted by: Claudiu1988 September 08, 2006 08:32 pm
I found this pack in an old house near Constanta, is this a comunist one ?

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Posted by: Mareşal Boboescu September 08, 2006 09:18 pm
QUOTE (C-2 @ August 10, 2006 03:46 pm)
Caile Ferate Romane.
Romanian railways...
Nothing military about....

The railway collar taps are for station-master. They were probably red. Red is the colour of the traffic control and commercial section of the Romanian railways uniform.

Posted by: mihnea September 09, 2006 08:39 pm
QUOTE (Claudiu1988 @ September 08, 2006 11:32 pm)
I found this pack in an old house near Constanta, is this a comunist one ?

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The back pack is post war as the attachment hocks are very simple made from steel, the ones made in WWII were copies of the German ones, made from aluminum. Also the back pack is missing the strap that attached the back of the helmet.

Posted by: cipiamon September 17, 2006 06:16 pm
I found this pice of aluminium under an old woden building that was recently demolished. It is painted whit a cyan color that make me think is from an airfcraft, it also has a bizare shape, any ideeas what coul it be?

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Posted by: C-2 October 06, 2006 09:31 pm
In August I vsited Bulgaria.
In the shops there were a lot of WW2 items.
Here are some:
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Posted by: C-2 October 06, 2006 09:32 pm
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Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR October 07, 2006 02:16 am
NICE ! What were the prices like ?

Posted by: Sturmpionier October 07, 2006 02:13 pm
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In the shops there were a lot of WW2 items

And most of them are fakes....
Where actualy did you stay ?

QUOTE
What were the prices like ?

Well, you could by "Nazi dagger" (present-day domestic knife with swastika) for 50 Euros biggrin.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: C-2 October 07, 2006 06:01 pm
Well I stayed near Sozopol.
But in the medieval peninsula os Nessenbar there were a lot of antiques.
Some I'm sure were real some not so sure.

Posted by: Sturmpionier October 07, 2006 06:50 pm
QUOTE (C-2 @ October 07, 2006 08:01 pm)
Well I stayed near Sozopol.
But in the medieval peninsula os Nessenbar there were a lot of antiques.
Some I'm sure were real some not so sure.

Nice places wink.gif ,but also centres of the militaria industry. Yes, when man is wolking trought this towns, man could think that the half of the nazi military stuff is in Bulgaria biggrin.gif. But actualy almost every thing is modern fake. Just the people who make these items want grow rich from the foreigners. I recommend to everyone, who will visit Bulgarian seaside to not buy "Third reich" stuff. Only some items like helmets, canteens and belt buckles are original.

Posted by: C-2 October 07, 2006 06:53 pm
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Posted by: Messerschmitt November 01, 2006 10:28 am
what is this bayonet? i am not sure but i think it`s WW1
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Posted by: Mannlicher November 01, 2006 06:05 pm
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what is this bayonet? i am not sure but i think it`s WW1
http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=baionetabc0.jpg


....the remains of a czech VZ-24 bayonet. R.I.P. wink.gif

Posted by: Messerschmitt November 02, 2006 07:04 am
QUOTE (Mannlicher @ November 01, 2006 09:05 pm)
QUOTE
what is this bayonet? i am not sure but i think it`s WW1
http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=baionetabc0.jpg


....the remains of a czech VZ-24 bayonet. R.I.P. wink.gif

well, i got it from ground so that`s why she is in such condition,but i will start to "make it work" wink.gif

Posted by: Sturmpionier November 02, 2006 05:54 pm
QUOTE (Messerschmitt @ November 02, 2006 09:04 am)

well, i got it from ground so that`s why she is in such condition,but i will start to "make it work" wink.gif

And where actually did you find it ? smile.gif

Posted by: Mannlicher November 02, 2006 06:50 pm
You could try this: find an old car battery, pour some of the acid from it into a suitable container and let your relic soak in it overnight. Make sure it's completely submerged. When you handle the battery and the acid from it, wear eye protection and gloves. Do this in an well ventilated area. The acid will remove all the rust buildup from the bayonet. Rinse it in running water and, if necessary, use a wire brush to remove the remaining rust.
It won't be as good as the day it's left the factory, but at least you can stop the decaying process...
I know it worked like a charm for me.
Other alternative: use some commercial rust remover like Feruginol, but it's less effective on relic items like yours.
... just my 2 cents cool.gif

Posted by: Mannlicher November 02, 2006 07:11 pm
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Sturmpionier  And where actually did you find it ?


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Messerschmitt P.S. About the thing with pigs,you are right:that`s what my granparents used it to


biggrin.gif Maybe his gramps buried it as a useless item when they found that slaughtering pigs in the backyard will be prohibited after joining the UE biggrin.gif

Posted by: Messerschmitt November 03, 2006 07:13 am
QUOTE (Sturmpionier @ November 02, 2006 08:54 pm)
QUOTE (Messerschmitt @ November 02, 2006 09:04 am)

well, i got it from ground so that`s why she is in such condition,but i will start to "make it work" wink.gif

And where actually did you find it ? smile.gif

on a field,far away from the village smile.gif
P.S thanks for the advice i`ll try to do that but i was thinking at something like a "pasla" smile.gif

Posted by: ANDI November 03, 2006 07:49 am
QUOTE (Messerschmitt @ November 03, 2006 07:13 am)

on a field,far away from the village smile.gif
P.S thanks for the advice i`ll try to do that but i was thinking at something like a "pasla" smile.gif

"Pasla" won't work in your case.
The layer of rust seems to be too thick. You'd better try what Mannlicher said and I can backup his post.
Feruginol or some other rust removers will do the trick but wear protection.

Posted by: Messerschmitt November 03, 2006 07:58 am
ok,i won`t forget biggrin.gif

Posted by: Sturmpionier November 03, 2006 08:18 am
QUOTE (Messerschmitt @ November 03, 2006 09:13 am)
P.S thanks for the advice i`ll try to do that


If you are realy 12 years old , I recommend to do this with the help of your father or someone adult smile.gif

Posted by: Messerschmitt November 03, 2006 08:21 am
ok smile.gif

Posted by: bydand November 14, 2006 09:43 pm
Hi from Italy,
This is my last acquisition and I need help to identify it !!!

I think this is an Artillery Officer Kepě, but I can't tell model, rank, unity and age (think it could be from 1922-27 era !) ...

Thank you !

Marco

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Posted by: Kepi November 15, 2006 06:34 am
This is a M.1930 kepi for an artillery (black piped red band and a specific button over the cockade) lieutenant-colonel (one large and two narrow horizontal gold laces). It was carried on the ceremonial dress uniform. This model was abolished, with all ceremonial and gala uniforms, in April 1941.

Posted by: bydand November 15, 2006 08:49 pm
Thank you for your answer Kepi.

But ... You've said that it is a model 1930 kepi ... so, why it has a Ferndinand cypher badge ? I knew that Ferdinand rules Romania between 1922-1927 ...

Should I think that it's a fake ? blink.gif

Posted by: Kepi November 16, 2006 08:35 am
There is no mistake.

According to a royal decree of 12th of December 1927, officers should carry the royal monogram of the king who was reigning when the officer was promoted second-lieutenant. If your kepi was belonging to a lieutenant-colonel of late 1930s, then he might be appointed officer at the beginning of king Ferdinand’s reign. King Ferdinand ruled Romania from October 1914 till July 1927. So the cipher is correct.


Posted by: Claudiu1988 December 11, 2006 07:19 pm
What is this and from what period?

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Posted by: mihnea December 11, 2006 08:52 pm
After the shape I think it was used for holding binoculars. The two straps seem to be synthetic pointing to a post war item but I don't know for sure.

Off-topic:

Take a look at this very interesting item: http://www.okazii.ro/catalog/2405599/obiecte-colectie/militaria-razboaie/altele/BIDON-MILITAR.html#div_photo , it is a filter for the Md 32 gas mask but it is in bad shape and I think that it was emptied, also the price is huge.

Posted by: mihnea December 22, 2006 09:34 am
QUOTE (mihnea @ December 11, 2006 10:52 pm)
After the shape I think it was used for holding binoculars. The two straps seem to be synthetic pointing to a post war item but I don't know for sure.

I'm wrong, it is not a binocular case, it's a decontamination kit, I have seen one for sale at an antic shop and under the cover was glued a piece of plastic with the instructions for the kit, explaining how to decontaminate and clean the rifle.

Now I'm 100% sure it's a post war item.

Posted by: Claudiu1988 December 22, 2006 10:20 am
QUOTE (mihnea @ December 22, 2006 09:34 am)
QUOTE (mihnea @ December 11, 2006 10:52 pm)
After the shape I think it was used for holding binoculars. The two straps seem to be synthetic pointing to a post war item but I don't know for sure.

I'm wrong, it is not a binocular case, it's a decontamination kit, I have seen one for sale at an antic shop and under the cover was glued a piece of plastic with the instructions for the kit, explaining how to decontaminate and clean the rifle.

Now I'm 100% sure it's a post war item.

Thanks for the help Mihnea

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR December 25, 2006 09:48 pm
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I recently acquired this Air Force Pilot Cadet visor cap. It is of coarse dark blue material visor band and gold rope below of military style. Behind this is a red ribbon material with yellow center stripe. On the visor cap insignia is a small insignia of the 1938-WW2 period insignias similar in construction as those for an enlisted man and is sewn with cotton thread with metal circle ornaments sewn to the insignia. It is a Pilots wing over an open school text book. Similar insignia of open textbooks are found in Romanian military badges. Is this hat Military or Civil ? For what Aviation School does this hat belong to ?

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR December 25, 2006 09:50 pm
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Close of of insignia.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR December 25, 2006 09:52 pm
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Close up of visor band ribbon. Stripes of red, yellow, red.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR December 28, 2006 01:58 pm
This visor Air Force Cadet School hat was aquired from the same estate as the Captains uniform that I posted in WW2 Uniforms.

http://www.worldwar2.ro/forum/index.php?showtopic=1176&st=105

Posted by: Claudiu1988 March 01, 2007 08:33 pm
What period????

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Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR March 02, 2007 03:14 am
Looks like mid-1930's period with the metal rank stripes. I am not familiar with the insignia below the rank stripes. What color is the shoulder board cloth ?

Posted by: Claudiu1988 March 02, 2007 09:47 am
They are not mine. I forgot to put the source. They are from www.okazii.ro

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR March 04, 2007 03:22 pm
I can not tell if this is the letter "E" or perhaps something else ? First time I have seen this insignia.

Posted by: New Connaught Ranger March 04, 2007 05:22 pm
I took the liberty to high-lighted the pictures, sure looks like "E".


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Kevin in Deva biggrin.gif

Posted by: Kepi March 04, 2007 06:08 pm
I never saw this badge / cipher. In my opinion it’s not a “E” because, usually the letters / monograms on the epaulettes and shoulder boards were fastened with the upper part towards the collar. So, it might be two affronted letters “L” (?) or another symbol.

I don’t know what it’s the real colour of the shoulder boards back ground: light-blue or grey (some mountain troops battalion)? Unfortunately the buttons are missing and they could be another indication about the origin.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR March 04, 2007 06:29 pm
Perhaps it is not the letter "E" but read like this as a cypher insignia ?

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Posted by: Claudiu1988 March 08, 2007 09:55 am
Any ideea???? The seller says it's romanian???

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Posted by: mihnea March 08, 2007 12:01 pm
It might be Romanian but I doubt its military issued. The ones used in the independece war were made from galanised tin and were bigger.

What is it made of?

Posted by: Claudiu1988 March 08, 2007 02:02 pm
QUOTE (mihnea @ March 08, 2007 12:01 pm)
What is it made of?

I don't know I will ask the seller and when he respondes I will tell you.

Off topic.

This is 40 ron, Is it worthed??

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Posted by: mihnea March 08, 2007 03:02 pm
I personally wouldn’t pay so much for an Austrian canteen in that state a lot of the enamel is chipped, ask the seller for pictures of the back be sure the chipping isn't worse. In that state the correct price would be 20 or less, that’s my opinion.

Posted by: Claudiu1988 March 08, 2007 07:32 pm
QUOTE (mihnea @ March 08, 2007 03:02 pm)
I personally wouldn’t pay so much for an Austrian canteen in that state a lot of the enamel is chipped, ask the seller for pictures of the back be sure the chipping isn't worse. In that state the correct price would be 20 or less, that’s my opinion.

Thanks for the help mihnea. I wanted to by it but if you say so I will not buy and I will wait to find one in a better state. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Claudiu1988 April 16, 2007 02:45 pm
I found this belt while I was searching through the atik of my grandmother, she said it's military and that it belonged to my grandfather. I don't know for shure if it's military or not. What do you think????

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Posted by: mihnea April 17, 2007 08:04 pm
Claudiu,

The belt is definitely post war but with uncommon sewing lines, I have seen a few variations in the sewing on the communist era belts so I’m not surprised.

The WWII belts were wider and were made from smooth leather.

Posted by: Claudiu1988 April 18, 2007 11:17 am
Thanks for the help. biggrin.gif

Posted by: C-2 May 18, 2007 07:35 pm
Any ideea about the uniforms?
And the motorcycle? Is it a miliatry one?
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Posted by: Kepi May 22, 2007 12:08 pm
They are policemen of the Public Guardsmen Corps ("Corpul Gardienilor Publici"), wearing M. 1929, brown piped dark red uniforms. Right shoulder aiguillettes are white and the cuffs rank insignia, gold. The policeman at the rear wears the summer white canvas tunic.

I have no idea about the motorbike, but it delongs to the Police because it has the initials "PL" (from Police), at the end of the registration number .

The photo seems to be taken late 1930s or early 1940s.

Posted by: C-2 May 22, 2007 07:14 pm
Thanks a lot Kepi.
The motor is Belgian made.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR May 23, 2007 03:39 am
Kepi,

I recently aquired a pre-1929 uniform that I was told was Gendarne. It is dark brown in color with a solid rasberry red collar. No other piping. Would this uniform have been from the Public Guardsmen Corps - Corpul Gardienilor Publici as well ?

Posted by: Kepi May 24, 2007 03:27 pm
It might be possible. Do you have a photo of this uniform?

Posted by: ANDI May 24, 2007 06:43 pm
This is something I could not identify....perhaps you can provide some help.
It was found near a trench, in the ground. My guess is that is a part of a somekind of a shell, mortar round or a grenade, because the area was littered with large pieces of bursted shells.
It is a concave discus, 6cm in diameter and 1cm thick with a round hole in the center cca.7mm in diameter.
I will clean this object, maybe I will find some markings on it, but until then I am waiting for your opinions. unsure.gif

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Posted by: ANDI May 27, 2007 08:21 pm
Well, I have found the answer myself. It seems to be the base part of the propulsion system from a shrapnell shell and judging by the way it looks, it makes sense.
In the diagram you can identify it on no.7.

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The image was taken from: cartridgecollectors.org

Posted by: 21 inf July 14, 2007 08:30 pm
A crate found on my uncle's garage.
Can anyone to tell what weapon/ammo it contained, and in what year it was manufactured the crate, if posible, pls?

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Posted by: RHaught November 04, 2007 08:25 pm
A friend of mine is interested in this tunic from a vendor on Ebay. Can anyone hel identify the nationality of it? He knows it is WWII or early post-war European.

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Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 25, 2007 04:02 pm
QUOTE (RHaught @ November 04, 2007 08:25 pm)
A friend of mine is interested in this tunic from a vendor on Ebay. Can anyone hel identify the nationality of it? He knows it is WWII or early post-war European.

http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=unknowndz6.jpg

Do you have a close up view of the buttons ? Any marks on the buttons and inside the tunic ? Very similar pattern to Romanian but looks more like France or England.

Posted by: Mannlicher December 28, 2007 03:24 pm
Another unknown item: a close friend of mine has this sword, he got it from someone's attic and he would like to know more about it - like which period does it belong to, who used it, what's the value of such an item...

So here it is:

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...and finally, the maker's logo:

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Posted by: Sturmpionier December 28, 2007 03:54 pm
It seems to be a German NCO sword of the second half of 19th century.
However it is possible, that it's a replica.

Posted by: Mannlicher December 29, 2007 06:27 pm
So it seems that it's spanish.

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261211

I also found the maker's logo explanation - Fabrica Nacional de Toledo

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Now i have to find out the period when it was made and a market value for it ph34r.gif

Posted by: Claudiu1988 July 15, 2008 12:28 pm
Found this on okazii.ro, can you give me more details about it.

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Posted by: Iver August 14, 2008 08:37 am
HI...
I need help with this cap...
thanks...

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Posted by: Mannlicher August 29, 2008 06:41 pm
unsure.gif 80's era metal box, size 32 x 23 x 12 cm, opened on the side in a similar way as ammo cans.

I'd like to find what it contained. Thanx.

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Posted by: mihnea August 29, 2008 07:42 pm
The only thing I can think of is 23x151 ammo for the ZU-23 AA gun. But I can't say for sure.

Posted by: Mannlicher August 30, 2008 07:23 pm
found this little puppy: the GSh-23 aircraft cannon http://www.zid.ru/en/products/military/gsh23.html, it is used on MiG-21 Lancers and fires 23x115 mm ammo. BZA = armor piercing incendiary bullet

Thanx, Mihnea cool.gif

Posted by: roarke September 14, 2008 06:38 pm
This backpack is from the comunist era?
I cannot find any markings on it.
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Posted by: New Connaught Ranger September 14, 2008 06:44 pm


Sorry but the quality of your pictures leave a lot to be desired.

Kevin in Deva. biggrin.gif

Posted by: roarke September 16, 2008 07:14 am
Yeah, with my mobile phone. So i understand, you don't know nothing about this backpack. I whil post a more clearer image soon.

Posted by: Messerschmitt September 16, 2008 11:32 am
Hello claudiu,
I can`t help much but i`m sure it`s romanian, it is either communist either post-communist, i`ve seen some pieces like this myself but i didn`t wonder how old they are. As far ai i can only guess, i say they might be used by some paratroopers/special forces.

Maybe mihnea or kepi can help you. Good Luck!

Posted by: roarke September 16, 2008 03:48 pm
I changed my captured images with better ones, i hope. wink.gif At least the colour looks fine now. laugh.gif

Posted by: Claudiu1988 October 30, 2008 10:34 am
Can you tell me who whore this, and what nation is it?

http://imageshack.us

Posted by: New Connaught Ranger October 30, 2008 10:52 am
Can you post a better close-up picture?

The crossed hammers on the bottom of the badge denote Miners I believe,

So its possibly from a Miners Association Uniform

they were very common up to the WW2 period in certain European Countries.

Kevin in Deva. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Claudiu1988 October 30, 2008 11:17 am
I forgot to put the link, it's not mine I sow it on: www.okazii.ro

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 02, 2008 04:57 pm
QUOTE (Claudiu1988 @ October 30, 2008 10:34 am)
Can you tell me who whore this, and what nation is it?

http://imageshack.us

This Shoulder board is for a students uniform in Czarist Russia Circa 1910-1917 who attended Polytechnical Institute. The Cirilic letters on the board Usually idicates the name of the city and the name of the insitute. The star is a rank type star. First or second year student.

Posted by: Claudiu1988 November 02, 2008 06:07 pm
I just bought this piece can you tell me who wore it?

http://imageshack.us

Posted by: Claudiu1988 November 02, 2008 06:52 pm
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ November 02, 2008 04:57 pm)
QUOTE (Claudiu1988 @ October 30, 2008 10:34 am)
Can you tell me who whore this, and what nation is it?

http://imageshack.us

This Shoulder board is for a students uniform in Czarist Russia Circa 1910-1917 who attended Polytechnical Institute. The Cirilic letters on the board Usually idicates the name of the city and the name of the insitute. The star is a rank type star. First or second year student.

Thanks for the info. biggrin.gif

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 07, 2008 05:31 pm
QUOTE (Claudiu1988 @ November 02, 2008 06:07 pm)
I just bought this piece can you tell me who wore it?

http://imageshack.us

Jendarne - Military Police

Posted by: Claudiu1988 November 07, 2008 06:52 pm
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ November 07, 2008 05:31 pm)
QUOTE (Claudiu1988 @ November 02, 2008 06:07 pm)
I just bought this piece can you tell me who wore it?

http://imageshack.us

Jendarne - Military Police

Thanks for the help

Posted by: Claudiu1988 November 08, 2008 07:07 pm
I have found last week a belt like the one in the picture, is it Romanian?? I think it's Czech. Need your opinions.

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pqy0_or

Posted by: Claudiu1988 November 08, 2008 07:08 pm
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pqy1qQ0

Posted by: Dénes November 08, 2008 07:35 pm
QUOTE (Claudiu1988 @ November 09, 2008 01:07 am)
I have found last week a belt like the one in the picture, is it Romanian?? I think it's Czech. Need your opinions.

The rampant lion is a typical Czech symbol.
The star above the lion suggests a Communist-era piece.

Gen. Dénes

Posted by: Sturmpionier November 08, 2008 08:14 pm
It's a Bulgarian M1972 officers parade belt.

Posted by: Claudiu1988 November 08, 2008 11:47 pm
Thanks for the help biggrin.gif

Posted by: zero November 09, 2008 05:27 am
stie cineva ce armata si in ce perioada a fost folosit nasturele acesta ?

Posted by: zero November 09, 2008 05:32 am
scuze nu am pus si poza .........

Posted by: zero November 09, 2008 05:54 am
sorry, in english too!!!

Posted by: ion koga November 10, 2008 08:05 pm
QUOTE (zero @ November 09, 2008 05:54 am)
sorry, in english too!!!

image please smile.gif

Posted by: Claudiu1988 November 10, 2008 08:52 pm
Here is the picture from zero

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqJ8FzA

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 11, 2008 03:48 pm
QUOTE (Claudiu1988 @ November 10, 2008 08:52 pm)
Here is the picture from zero

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqJ8FzA

Early Romanian contract Artillery button probably made in France or Austria circa 1900's

Posted by: zero November 12, 2008 10:34 am
thanks for the knowledge REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR . thanks claudiu for the help with my picture. adrian. wink.gif

Posted by: zero November 17, 2008 06:32 pm
I have 21 buttons all like this cool.gif

Posted by: zero November 18, 2008 08:04 pm
in my helmet collection I got an dutch romanian helmet with original paint ,liner ,rivets ,chinstrap. inside of the helmet is an round stamp '' ROMANIA'' and ''C.R.R.''. what does it mean? the stamp is not painted .

Posted by: Claudiu1988 November 22, 2008 12:15 am
Can you give me some details about this piece

http://imageshack.us

Posted by: dacliber November 30, 2008 06:35 am
Ahoe boys!Can you tell me more about this compass?I found this in my grandmother attichttp://imageshack.us
http://g.imageshack.us/img241/dsc04366cq7.jpg/1/

Posted by: New Connaught Ranger November 30, 2008 08:52 pm
QUOTE (dacliber @ November 30, 2008 06:35 am)
Ahoe boys!Can you tell me more about this compass?I found this in my grandmother  attichttp://imageshack.us
http://g.imageshack.us/img241/dsc04366cq7.jpg/1/



If you put BEZARD COMPASS in the Google search engine

you will get many hits:D

http://compasscollector.blogspot.com/

Posted by: dacliber December 01, 2008 02:51 pm
Thanks New Connaught Ranger!Thorough as usually!But I just wanna now if my compass it's an military one.And more important if it's from WW2 period.

Posted by: dacliber December 01, 2008 04:43 pm
Anyone please ?!?!!?? unsure.gif

Posted by: zero December 06, 2008 05:41 pm
QUOTE (Claudiu1988 @ November 10, 2008 08:52 pm)
Here is the picture from zero

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqJ8FzA

I whant to do change with this 21 buttons.I collect helmets .

Posted by: dacliber March 23, 2009 12:22 pm
Can anyone identify this dagger?The blade is marked HSK 70.http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc05128.jpg

Posted by: New Connaught Ranger March 23, 2009 01:30 pm
QUOTE (dacliber @ March 23, 2009 12:22 pm)
Can anyone identify this dagger?The blade is marked HSK 70.http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc05128.jpg

A very common German Army Bundeswher "Boot" Knife,

They have been issued from about 1965 to the present day.

On the handle BW = Bundeswehr.

Kevin in Deva biggrin.gif

Posted by: dacliber March 23, 2009 03:00 pm
Thanks Kevin! I owe you one more time...

Posted by: Claudiu1988 August 14, 2009 01:52 pm
Found this on the net. Can you tell me what it is? I asked the seller for more photos. I will post them when thry arrive.

http://img228.imageshack.us/i/2392340422074421500500.jpg/

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 01, 2009 04:22 pm
Can anyone identify this visor cap from the 1930's ? It is all black leather of the junior officers style and the winged wheel insignia of the Railroad wth the letters CTA.

http://img687.imageshack.us/i/railroad.jpg/

Posted by: b737 November 03, 2009 07:41 am
I would say that this cap is from the 50's -early 60's , CTA means Control Transport Auto.
This CTA administration was active until 1989 and they have suported the "Militia"(police) . They were responsible for the entire commercial traffic ,the drivers and freight documents.

Posted by: iravedra December 13, 2009 01:11 am


Spanish, modern 20th C. Worth $50.00-90.00.


QUOTE (Mannlicher @ December 28, 2007 03:24 pm)
Another unknown item: a close friend of mine has this sword, he got it from someone's attic and he would like to know more about it - like which period does it belong to, who used it, what's the value of such an item...

So here it is:


Any info will be useful. Thank you in advance  cool.gif



Posted by: Mannlicher June 30, 2010 10:58 am
Another "what are they?"... period, who wore them, meaning, value...

Thank you.

http://img191.imageshack.us/i/poze201.jpg/


Posted by: 21 inf June 30, 2010 11:59 am
QUOTE (Mannlicher @ June 30, 2010 10:58 am)
Another "what are they?"... period, who wore them, meaning, value...

Thank you.

http://img191.imageshack.us/i/poze201.jpg/

Hello, Mannlicher! Glad to see you here again! It's been a long time! I asked Kepi to answer to your question, showed him your photo and as soon as he gives an answer, I'll let you know.

Posted by: Mannlicher July 01, 2010 06:09 am
QUOTE (21 inf @ June 30, 2010 02:59 pm)
Hello, Mannlicher! Glad to see you here again! It's been a long time! I asked Kepi to answer to your question, showed him your photo and as soon as he gives an answer, I'll let you know.


Yello. I'm lurking around everyday, but I stopped posting for awhile. Everyday life is getting allover me. ph34r.gif
Hopefully Kepi will provide an answer. Thanks B! cool.gif

Posted by: SATHOR July 01, 2010 09:56 am
QUOTE (Mannlicher @ June 30, 2010 10:58 am)
Another "what are they?"... period, who wore them, meaning, value...

Thank you.

http://img191.imageshack.us/i/poze201.jpg/

hello,
i think that this belt,cap badge and shoulderbord are from an oficer from 1 Mountain Regiment Crown Prince Ferdinand,

have a nice day

Posted by: 21 inf July 05, 2010 07:53 am
Mannlicher, you have here http://6dorobanti.ro/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1277899173/2#2 a detailed answer from Kepi. smile.gif

Posted by: Mannlicher July 05, 2010 08:19 am
cool.gif thank you.

Posted by: dacliber October 20, 2010 04:37 pm
I have found an old bayonete! on the blade it's writen

HEMBRUG

i must clean it and maybe i found another markings....

i will show you some pictures with my found by i can't post it...

it's something change in the way i can post a pictures?

the old method doesn't work !

Posted by: dacliber October 20, 2010 04:46 pm
http://img249.imageshack.us/i/dsc07079m.jpg/

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Posted by: dacliber October 20, 2010 04:48 pm
yes! it works!!!

gentleman what can you tell me about my"treasure" ?

Posted by: ANDI October 20, 2010 06:19 pm
Check this link:

http://www.old-smithy.info/

...you will find it scrolling through the ones from Holland.

Posted by: dacliber October 21, 2010 06:07 pm
"1895 Artillery, this version of the Mannlicher bayonet were issued to Fortress Artillery, Engineers and Torpedo men(?)"

look just like mine... nevertheless, why i found it in Romania?

i'ts a standard equipament for the romanian troops?

give me an opinion on this!

Posted by: ANDI October 21, 2010 08:28 pm
QUOTE (dacliber @ October 21, 2010 06:07 pm)
"1895 Artillery, this version of the Mannlicher bayonet were issued to Fortress Artillery, Engineers and Torpedo men(?)"

look just like mine... nevertheless, why i found it in Romania?

i'ts a standard equipament for the romanian troops?

give me an opinion on this!

I can tell you that this was not a standard equipment for romanian troops. I have also encountered this type of bayonet around here and I think it is just one of the many "profitable" contracts made during the years of "modernizing the army" like the one with the Vetterli rifles.

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR October 27, 2010 12:52 am
Original news photo from September 25, 1946 featuring some members of the "Young Horsemen Tribe".

Can anyone expand on what we are looking at in this photo ? Looks like a veteran organization wearing ww1 cavalry hats. These hats are being worn after WW2.

http://img219.imageshack.us/i/img0074bw.jpg/

Posted by: Dénes October 27, 2010 11:37 am
Unfortunately, only the top edge is visible.
Can you repost the scan?

Gen. Dénes

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR October 27, 2010 03:18 pm
http://img175.imageshack.us/i/img0074by.jpg/

Posted by: Dénes October 27, 2010 05:57 pm
Are you sure these are Rumanians?
The model on their shirts is not typically Rumanian.

Gen. Dénes

Posted by: horia October 27, 2010 06:57 pm
This picture is made in Brasov. And those are Juni Brasoveni, in fact Juni Tineri!
http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junii_Bra%C8%99oveni

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR October 28, 2010 12:46 am
Thanks Horia.

Some photos posted on the net. They still celebrate today. However, I like the hats worn in the 1946 photo as they are original WW1 cavalry hats.

http://img512.imageshack.us/i/geog5038blog.jpg/

Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 02, 2010 03:47 am
QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ October 27, 2010 03:18 pm)
http://img175.imageshack.us/i/img0074by.jpg/

I received the Press Photo today. This is what it said on the back of it.

Dated Oct 6, 1946
Colorful Congress of Romanian Youth

BRASOV - The recent "First Romanian Democratic Youth Congress", convened to create the "All Romanian Youth Federation" embracing all the democratic youth organizations in politics, sports, and among professional groups, was brightened by the colorful costumes and displays of the participants. Although this town of 200,000, situated in Transylvania, has a fair sprinkling of Germans, Hungarians and Romanians, no trouble developed. Shown here are members of the "Young Horsemen" tribe, founded in 1134, who attended the congress dressed in costume worn only for ceremonial occasions. Some of the costumes are 30 to 80 years old, handed down to the wearers by their ancestors.

Posted by: RedBaron March 09, 2011 01:19 pm
Hi,

Could someone confirm if this uniform (see pic attached) fits the ww2 period?

Thank you!

http://img194.imageshack.us/i/horsevy.jpg/

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Posted by: ionionescu May 18, 2011 02:41 pm
I found the photo attached below http://www.d-mz.de/archives/235, the civilian from right seems to be Romanian, are the two solders from center left also Romanian?
Thanks. Regards!

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Posted by: mihnea May 18, 2011 03:41 pm
Yes they are 100% Romanian soldiers they wear Romanian md 1939 greatcoats and Romanian capelas with the tips pushed inward. Also the one on the left is wearing Y straps and the decolonization of the leather is clear also if we look close the "romb" shape of the sewing that joins the three straps is clearly visible. The brad bag is of an old type the strap seems to be a simple string. Also they have two different rifles the one on the left is equipped with a Austrian Mannlicher M95 and it's short bayonet. The one on the right is equipped with a French Berthier 1915 notice the long and thin bayonet. Amusingly the two rifles shoot totally different cartridges but they share the same main dimensions 8x50R, but it's impossible to mix them up they are very different cartridges. Another detail to observe is the backpack the soldier on the wright is holding, unfortunately the photo isn't very clear.

Superb photo, what's the text about?

Posted by: ionionescu May 18, 2011 04:48 pm
QUOTE (mihnea @ May 18, 2011 04:41 pm)
Superb photo, what's the text about?

Thanks Mihnea!
I was a little bit puzzled about the rifles, thanks for the identification.
The text is about the railway on the eastern front and its importance for the Wehrmacht, troop transport, supplies, problems they encountered, solutions etc.
Regards!


Posted by: ionionescu May 18, 2011 05:12 pm
I have another question, why Romanian uniforms color is sometimes brownish and sometimes greenish (see image attached)? Photo from http://www.cultiris.com/.
Thanks!

URSS, Ivanovka - 23 September 1941
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/151/cultirisint00097010web.jpg/
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Posted by: New Connaught Ranger May 19, 2011 09:07 am
QUOTE (ionionescu @ May 18, 2011 05:12 pm)
I have another question, why Romanian uniforms color is sometimes brownish and sometimes greenish (see image attached)? Photo from http://www.cultiris.com/.
Thanks!

URSS, Ivanovka - 23 September 1941
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/151/cultirisint00097010web.jpg/
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I think it has more to do with the color quality of the film being used during that period.

Kevin in Deva. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Cantacuzino May 19, 2011 09:54 am


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Posted by: ionionescu May 19, 2011 11:44 am
Thanks New Connaught Ranger and Cantacuzino you seem to be right, there are at least two well known color photos showing greenish uniforms, I hope Mihnea or Mr. Kepi can confirm that there were no greenish Romanian uniforms in WW2.
I have more questions about uniforms, person identification etc., I hope that Admin will let me post them here (I don't like starting new topics, there are so many and, for example, if I want to search anything I must open every one of them).
Regards!

Posted by: mihnea May 19, 2011 04:22 pm
There were some greenish uniforms used by Romanian army in WWII. There were many shades of khaki used by the Romanian army some were greener some were browner. And then the problem goes to the quality of the picture in WWII color photography was rather new and we are comparing scans of old photos there are too many variables to consider either shade correct. But fortunately the best way to recognize soldiers in photos is based on the cut of there uniform and not by the color of the uniform.

Here is another color photo from WWII, the colors are very pore.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/capitanjurapaunmarcu1.jpg/
http://honoretpatria.wordpress.com/category/7-trimise-de-cititori/jura-paun-marcu/

Posted by: mihnea May 19, 2011 04:26 pm
When I say that the romanian uniforms from were greener I mean a little bit greener but not as green as RSR uniforms.

There are also recolored black and white photos that are not authentic color photos.

Posted by: ionionescu May 19, 2011 04:29 pm
Thanks Mihnea, the photo you just posted comes from my blog smile.gif , it was sent to me by Mr. Jura Marcu Dimitrie, I have it in a better resolution if you are interested of viewing it in a better quality.

Posted by: ionionescu May 19, 2011 05:21 pm
The next photo is a snapshot from ”Hitler in Colour-Dokumentary”.
The original color film is taken during the visit of Marshal Antonescu at ”Führerhauptquartier Wolfsschanze” , Görlitz village railway station, 10 January 1943
The person from center is Colonel Ion Gheorghe. (later on General de brigadă)

The first question is about the greatcoat of General de corp de armată Gheorghe Rozin (first from left), is the red collar only for generals?
The second question is about the identity of the Air Force Colonel from right, can someone identify him?
Thanks!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/grlitz10january1943.jpg/
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Posted by: mihnea May 19, 2011 05:31 pm
There are a lot of very nice photos on your blog.

Now back on subject the collar of the general isn't actually red only the lining of the greatcoat is red and because the collar is folded that way, the lining is visible. I know that this was also the case in WWI but I don't know the year this detail became official and what are it's origins. And yes the red lining was specific to generals only.

Posted by: ionionescu May 19, 2011 08:15 pm
Thank you Mihnea.

About what I thought it was an ”Air Force Colonel” (photo above, right), in the book ”Jurnalul Maresalului Antonescu, Vol.II, 1.I.1942-30.VI.1943” by Gh. Buzatu, I found a list with the names of the staff who accompanied Marshal Antonescu during his visit, among them is ”Comandor Popp” does anybody know something about him?
Thanks.

Posted by: ionionescu May 20, 2011 03:50 pm
At http://bilder.sz-photo.de/, I found some interesting photos, maybe someone can help me with a few questions I have regarding some of the photos.

The first question is if someone can identify the pilot in the image attached below.
I think behind him is an I.A.R. 80 fighter plane, maybe he is the same pilot from the second photo attached.
Location and time-frame, possibly, Basarabia - summer of 1941.
Thanks!

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Posted by: muggs May 20, 2011 04:20 pm
There are some nice pics at that link, thanks for sharing, here's a sample search :

http://bilder.sz-photo.de/index.php?online_category_id=&offer_id=&search_only=&search_post=1&search_prev=&search=Rum%E4nische+Luftwaffe&date=&classic=on&classic_h=&fineart=on&fineart_h=®ina=on®ina_h=&color=on&color_h=&portrait=on&portrait_h=&bw=on&bw_h=&landscape=on&landscape_h=

I really like that Stuka shot.

Posted by: ionionescu May 20, 2011 04:33 pm
QUOTE (muggs @ May 20, 2011 05:20 pm)
There are some nice pics at that link, thanks for sharing, here's a sample search :

you're welcome, regards!

Posted by: ionionescu May 21, 2011 10:54 am
Another interesting photo is the one attached below, Romanian soldiers (photo description says
Romanian Troops, and the uniforms look Romanian to me) operating a ”Škoda, 30.5cm Mörser, M.16”.
I know Romanian Army captured such a weapon in WW1, but I think the howitzers were never put in use.
Is it a propaganda photo?, or is it a German ”Škoda, 30.5cm Mörser, M.16” operated by Romanian troops?
Location and time-frame, possibly, Crimea or Moldova - summer of 1944.
Thanks!

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Posted by: mihnea May 21, 2011 05:40 pm
100% Hungarian soldiers. Look close at the tunics the pocket flaps are not straight like the Romanian one. The boots are tall and closed with 2 leather straps, also they don't have gaiters and the pants are closed around the calf with buttons. Romanian pants were not closed with buttons and the Romanian boots were low sometimes worn with leather gators closed with 3 leather straps but more often they wore puttees. The Hungarians also had german type helmets but with a small holding loop at the back of the helmet.

With a good quality picture it would be easy to ID them as Hungarian soldiers.

Posted by: ion koga May 22, 2011 07:32 am
QUOTE (mihnea @ May 21, 2011 05:40 pm)
100% Hungarian soldiers. Look close at the tunics the pocket flaps are not straight like the Romanian one. The boots are tall and closed with 2 leather straps, also they don't have gaiters and the pants are closed around the calf with buttons. Romanian pants were not closed with buttons and the Romanian boots were low sometimes worn with leather gators closed with 3 leather straps but more often they wore puttees. The Hungarians also had german type helmets but with a small holding loop at the back of the helmet.

With a good quality picture it would be easy to ID them as Hungarian soldiers.

romanian volunteers in waffen ss ?

something interesting :

Rare German WW2 Army Foreign Romanian Volunteer Armband, stamped + owner's postcard
This item depicted in the images below is a rare German WW2 Army Foreign Volunteer Romanian armband with Shield. These armband with shield wore on German uniforms or a combination of other foreign uniforms. The armband has a German stamp. Also the armband has a stamp of manufactory. If you have any questions please ask me. Veteran purchased. For sale there is also an original postcard of owner of this armband W. Marton. Original pictures. This particular armband passed very important test - it does not glow under the black lamp (all fabrics after 1945 glow under the black light).
Estimate price for this item is $250 - $270. But you can MAKE an OFFER. We can always give you a good discount.

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Posted by: ionionescu May 22, 2011 10:53 am
QUOTE (mihnea @ May 21, 2011 06:40 pm)
100% Hungarian soldiers. Look close at the tunics the pocket flaps are not straight like the Romanian one. The boots are tall and closed with 2 leather straps, also they don't have gaiters and the pants are closed around the calf with buttons. Romanian pants were not closed with buttons and the Romanian boots were low sometimes worn with leather gators closed with 3 leather straps but more often they wore puttees. The Hungarians also had german type helmets but with a small holding loop at the back of the helmet.

With a good quality picture it would be easy to ID them as Hungarian soldiers.

Thanks Mihnea, you are right, at a closer look some details don't mach Romanian uniforms.

Posted by: ionionescu May 22, 2011 11:26 am
The next question is about the identity of the pilot (with his face towards us, explaining something)
in the first photo attached below (note how close is the ”Michael's cross” of the Bf 109E wing tip).
Maybe the two photos attached go together, in the second photo we have Bf 109E-3 No.9
of Slt. Av. Ioan Di Cesare, is he the pilot from the first photo?
Location and time-frame, possibly, Salz airfield - summer of 1941.
Thanks!

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Posted by: Alexei2102 May 22, 2011 01:32 pm
I am very interested to see the foto with that armband in wear - please show us the picture.

Posted by: ion koga May 22, 2011 02:07 pm
QUOTE (Alexei2102 @ May 22, 2011 01:32 pm)
I am very interested to see the foto with that armband in wear - please show us the picture.

sorry for misunderstanding ... i don't have someting like this.

some details about armband at http://ww2army.com/images/3000-3999/3510/1.php

Posted by: Alexei2102 May 22, 2011 02:52 pm
IMO, the armband and the story is total bull.

Posted by: New Connaught Ranger May 22, 2011 03:20 pm
There is a whole load of crap on that site, in particular this:-

http://ww2army.com/images/1000-1499/1337/1337.php

the S.S. referred to in the document / award is S.S. Klasse

however that means scharfschützen = sniper.

The way the SS runes are added on the award look very suspicious as well.

The award document literal translation reads:-

To Unter-officer Müller of the 6th Company of the Infantry Regiment Allenstein
has won in the shooting year of 1935 this award in recognition for competing in the s.s. (scharfschützen) class for rifle.

These award were never meant to be worn on a military uniform but were a prize in the military shooting competitions.


Again my advice is "Buy the item - NOT the sellers storys"

Kevin in Deva.

Posted by: mihnea May 22, 2011 06:47 pm
The armband looks fake to me. The armband seems to have been white but it is very evenly dirty. The patch is sown all around the edge and there are a few string hanging. Although the armband seems well used there are no rubbing points on the back and no remains or markings from a attachment method. And the stamp was made with super ink as it's as new, although theoretically 70 years old.

I didn't bother with the story as it's just a story with no hard evidence.

Posted by: Ertogrul May 28, 2011 04:51 pm
Please help if you can. Are these people in a post-war Romanian uniform? What are they?
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Posted by: Ferdinand September 05, 2011 08:42 pm
hi everyone,
can anyone give me informations about this piece?
it's 140cm long, full heavy metall, a lot of stamps on the head and also on it.


it has a yellow thin line(for motion)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/97/dsc0705k.jpg/



thanks


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Posted by: scorpio September 06, 2011 09:05 am
In the last 25 years I used it daily and still face no problems.
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Posted by: Ferdinand September 22, 2011 02:29 pm
Any ideea of what's this?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/dsc0834s.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12/dsc0835v.jpg/

gruss!

Posted by: Ferdinand April 24, 2012 03:09 pm
Anyone can give me some info about this men?

Foto studio Odessa

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interesting foto:
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on the back is written in german and dated autumn 1942

Posted by: muggs August 22, 2012 06:13 pm
I need a bit of help from the bullet experts on the forum, i have these 4 exploded shells, and i'd like a bit of help with the markings on them, will write them down as best i was able to read them, and also put some pics, will try eventually to make pics during the day too.

dnt S* 1 1
auy S* 11 ?
auy S* 4 41
dnt S* 1 41

My guess is that these are 7.92 mm of german origin but i'd be very grateful if someone could confirm it


http://muggs.minus.com/mpOocZkZ6/

I managed to find the partial answer myself

S* manufacturer's mark for brass cartridge case (72% copper and 28% zinc)

auy Polte-Werk, Grueneberg
and dnt is probably dnf which stands for
dnf Rheinische-Westfaelische Sprengstoff AG, Stadeln plant near Nuernberg

41 must be the manufacture year

only the standalone 1 is still a mystery

Posted by: Mannlicher September 01, 2012 06:58 pm
Try here http://www.municion.org/792/792x57.htm. They got almost all the manufacturers covered wink.gif Pictures, explanations etc.

Posted by: muggs September 01, 2012 07:25 pm
Thanks Mannlicher, that link will come very handy !

Posted by: Ferdinand April 03, 2013 08:51 am
Hello,

is there anyone who can offer some info about this bag, seller said that is from ww2. The material is surely different by the comunists ones. Any iddea?

http://minus.com/lwP3W8aYTHWnb
http://minus.com/lqybDwfJEFd5V
http://minus.com/lc85mIaRkGBDb

Also this kind of boots. I saw lots of oppinions... Are there reference about this type, or maybe a foto?

http://minus.com/l6M7seQucJPDP




Thanks,
seeker

Posted by: Ferdinand April 29, 2013 07:13 pm
Any ideea on this item? Seller said it's either a pickelhaube front visor or a schield for parade uniform.
Thank you in advance.


http://minus.com/lbrzDNXdDEtmB6
http://minus.com/lbMuR4eQd0ZJa
http://minus.com/lo7g1II83qIlJ
http://minus.com/l4jOC4bdG3xxv

Posted by: _Vik April 29, 2013 08:09 pm
It is a bag of telephone operator RKKA(Red Army) in time WW2.
http://radikal.ru/F/i053.radikal.ru/1304/a9/7b1490117934.jpg.html

Posted by: _Vik April 30, 2013 05:11 am
It can be I made mistake in a past report...First 2 photos of Red army and followings two-Russian emperor`s army.

http://s1.ipicture.ru/Gallery/Viewfull/24622859.html

http://s1.ipicture.ru/Gallery/Viewfull/24623249.html
http://s1.ipicture.ru/Gallery/Viewfull/24622949.html
http://s1.ipicture.ru/Gallery/Viewfull/24622954.html

Posted by: Ferdinand April 30, 2013 09:23 am
Hi Vik, thanks for your answer and help. The bag i can say now it's russian ww2. It looks more like the firts 2 pictures, only in khaki color.


Thanks!

Posted by: Ferdinand May 03, 2013 06:31 am
QUOTE (seeker @ April 29, 2013 07:13 pm)
Any ideea on this item? Seller said it's either a pickelhaube front visor or a schield for parade uniform.
Thank you in advance.


http://minus.com/lbrzDNXdDEtmB6
http://minus.com/lbMuR4eQd0ZJa
http://minus.com/lo7g1II83qIlJ
http://minus.com/l4jOC4bdG3xxv

still looking for info.... wacko.gif

Posted by: ionionescu May 04, 2013 11:54 am
Its a French gorget: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorget

Posted by: Ferdinand May 04, 2013 07:40 pm
Many thanks!

Posted by: sudhafen August 14, 2013 10:14 am
Hello, I'm from Holland and thought this soldier in the middle with the helmet was Dutch, but he could also be Romanian, judging the helmet. What do you think? And what could the setting be? I think these are German Grenzschutz.

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Posted by: ionionescu August 14, 2013 11:17 am
Difficult to say, unfortunately the photo is not very clear, but form what I can see his greatcoat looks more Romanian than Dutch, the Dutch one had a more thick and rounded collar. The helmet plate also looks Romanian because is more egg shape, not oval as the Dutch one. The rifle seems to be an ZB.24 rifle (and bayonet), in WW2 the Dutch were equipped the Mannlicher Geweer M.95 http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr-Mannlicher_M1895 which looks totally different (external magazine).

Now I have a question for you: is this a Dutch WW1 Marechaussee NCO?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93381432@N07/8958564132/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93381432@N07/8958564132/ by http://www.flickr.com/people/93381432@N07/, on Flickr

Posted by: sudhafen August 15, 2013 01:01 pm
I think we can be sure it's a Romanian soldier, thanks for the help!

Your portrait could be a Wachtmeester (Sergeant) of the Marechaussee. But it looks like he's wearing a green/grey uniform and has 19 on his cap referring to the 19th Infantry Regiment. So I think a regular infantry sergeant.

Posted by: ionionescu August 15, 2013 08:31 pm
QUOTE (sudhafen @ August 15, 2013 02:01 pm)
So I think a regular infantry sergeant.

Thank you very much!

Posted by: sudhafen August 16, 2013 12:10 pm
I asked the army museum. The person on the foto is a Wachtmeester (sergeant) of the Korps Politietroepen (police troop corps) which were added to the 19th Infantry Regiment. They wore a fourragčre on a fieldgrey uniform. Photo is probably taken somewhere from 1919-1925. The Korps Politietroepen was created in 1919.

Posted by: ionionescu August 17, 2013 11:46 am
@sudhafen: thank you for the identification. Regards!

Posted by: Ferdinand February 08, 2014 08:48 pm
I know it is older than ww2 but does anyone has an ideea about what kind of bayonet/sword is this?
Thanks!

http://minus.com/i/BOxQW74exBm7
http://minus.com/i/bxzJ9oqyOB5be

Posted by: Ferdinand August 08, 2014 05:46 pm
Anyone have any ideea opf what is this? Could it be initials of "Flieger Jasta"?

Found between Sibiu and Fagaras. Found with metal detector near a forrest.

http://minus.com/i/bw7XypMTkQqxE

http://minus.com/i/S3GW5VdcNiS

Posted by: ionionescu August 09, 2014 11:45 am
"Flieger Jasta"? ... NOOOO ... biggrin.gif ... that's a WW1 austro-hungarian cap cockade, as far as I know FJI stands for Franz Joseph Imperator. smile.gif PS. nice find!

Posted by: Ferdinand August 09, 2014 06:53 pm
QUOTE (ionionescu @ August 09, 2014 11:45 am)
"Flieger Jasta"? ... NOOOO ... biggrin.gif ... that's a WW1 austro-hungarian cap cockade, as far as I know FJI stands for Franz Joseph Imperator. smile.gif PS. nice find!

Many thanks Ionescu! I was dreaming high! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Ferdinand September 22, 2014 03:39 pm
Someone please help with some info/dating this document/map case. Seller said it is ww2 military.
Thanks in advance.


http://minus.com/i/w7R4CseJmoFt
http://minus.com/i/bec7crsQwMEEh
http://minus.com/i/bvfox5sg0s0y5

Posted by: ionionescu September 24, 2014 05:23 pm
Cant help you with the identification.
Does it have any stamps?

Posted by: dredre December 08, 2016 12:50 pm
Hello:

I was wondering if anyone can identify this dagger I have in my collection?

Thank you,

Andre

http://s977.photobucket.com/user/ebaybucket2/media/mili321/IMG_9668%20Copy.jpg.html

http://s977.photobucket.com/user/ebaybucket2/media/mili321/IMG_9665%20Copy.jpg.html

http://s977.photobucket.com/user/ebaybucket2/media/mili321/IMG_9663%20Copy.jpg.html

http://s977.photobucket.com/user/ebaybucket2/media/mili321/IMG_9671%20Copy.jpg.html

http://s977.photobucket.com/user/ebaybucket2/media/mili321/IMG_9673%20Copy.jpg.html

http://s977.photobucket.com/user/ebaybucket2/media/mili321/IMG_9674%20Copy.jpg.html

http://s977.photobucket.com/user/ebaybucket2/media/mili321/IMG_9676%20Copy.jpg.html[/QUOTE]

Posted by: Dénes April 15, 2017 10:28 am
This one is for Agarici (but not only): which unit were these Luftwaffe soldiers of?

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Gen. Dénes

Posted by: Agarici April 16, 2017 05:11 pm
QUOTE (Dénes @ April 15, 2017 10:28 am)
This one is for Agarici (but not only): which unit were these Luftwaffe soldiers of?

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Gen. Dénes


I must admit that in the matter of Luftwaffe units stationed in Cluj/Kolozsvar (probably at Someșeni airfield) I'm completely ignorant. Probably you should recommend some readings to me.

The only thing, as "clujean din naștere" (a lifetime inhabitant of Cluj) I think I recognized the facade (near the entrance) of Apáczai Csere János Elméleti Líceum on I.C. Brătianu Street (Király Utcá at the time) -
https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ap%C3%A1czai_Csere_J%C3%A1nos_Elm%C3%A9leti_L%C3%ADceum#/media/File:Kolozsvar_Apaczai_Csere_Janos_liceum.JPG) - by then a college for girls I think.

So what Luftwaffe unit was that?

Posted by: Dénes April 17, 2017 12:03 pm
Thanks for identifying the building. It matches, I think.

As for Luftwaffe units that stationed in wartime Kolozsvár, here is what I found:
Stab u. Flakauswertezug/Flak-Rgt. 133 (Aug 44); I./Flak-Rgt. 231 with Flak Kolonne
(Aug 44); Schaltstelle d. Lw. (Aug 44); Kfz. Abschleppzug d. Lw. 2/VIII (Aug 44);
Eisenbahnmeldestelle d. Koflug 7/XII (Aug 44).

On the nearby airfield, the following Luftwaffe units stationed: Wetterberatungsstelle (Aug 44); Flugsicherungshauptstelle 34 (Aug 44); Ausbautrupp/Ln.-Ausbau-Kp. 5 (Aug 44); Landwehr-Gerätezug 22 from Koflug 7/XII (Aug 44).

Which one could these men belong to? Unfortunately, I don't have the answer.

Gen. Dénes

Posted by: Agarici April 18, 2017 11:08 pm
QUOTE (Agarici @ April 16, 2017 05:11 pm)
QUOTE (Dénes @ April 15, 2017 10:28 am)
This one is for Agarici (but not only): which unit were these Luftwaffe soldiers of?

user posted image

Gen. Dénes


I must admit that in the matter of Luftwaffe units stationed in Cluj/Kolozsvar (probably at Someșeni airfield) I'm completely ignorant. Probably you should recommend some readings to me.

The only thing, as "clujean din naștere" (a lifetime inhabitant of Cluj) I think I recognized the facade (near the entrance) of Apáczai Csere János Elméleti Líceum on I.C. Brătianu Street (Király Utcá at the time) -
https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ap%C3%A1czai_Csere_J%C3%A1nos_Elm%C3%A9leti_L%C3%ADceum#/media/File:Kolozsvar_Apaczai_Csere_Janos_liceum.JPG) - by then a college for girls I think.

So what Luftwaffe unit was that?


Is the shorter guy wearing a different type of uniform? I've noticed the lighter shade (a different color?), the pocket in front of the trousers and the short boots. Could he be, for example, a paratrooper?

Posted by: Dénes April 19, 2017 05:45 pm
Yes, he is wearing a so-called 'Tropenuniform'. However, I cannot see any paratrooper insignia on his jacket.

Gen. Dénes

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