fredag 21 september 2012

Luftwaffe Flak badge lot

Bought this small lot + a Swedish award from a nice man outside of Malmö
Its a HJ badge in silver, Army belt buckle, Dumer "3" marked 1957 EK2

Thanks Christer

Riddartecken för Svärdsorden 1:a klass

Bought this one from the recipients son yesterday. Very nice Swedish award that I know almost nothing about this is my first Swedish award.

Thanks Christer!

onsdag 19 september 2012

15 Luftwaffe Color Calendar Prints

Bought these nice prints from a fellow in Lomma,
His parents who fled from Hamburg during the war had these on their living room wall when he grew up in Sweden.

I found some information on the calendar:

Luftwaffe Calendar. 52 Photos. One page per week 52 pages in total. Issued only to senior Luftwaffe Personnel. Photos show Bf 109 (Me109), Bf110, Ar196, He111, Ju88, Do17, Do217, Fw190 and Ju87 Stuka Aircraft in service up to the date of issue from Heinkel, Messerschmitt, Dornier, Junkers, Henschel and Arado. Method of printing was lithograhy using stochastic screens (random dots, no half tone) in order to apply process colors. Color printing at this time was an art that was very much in development and consequently some pictures have retained their photographic quality more than others. It is easy to pick the photos which were shot as "black and white" and colorized at the behest of the Luftwaffe and opposite to these, the ones which were shot in color from the very beginning.

Thanks Åke

M18 - Finnish issued helmet

Finnish issued M18 helmet with a Finnish paint job and possibly a depo repaired liner and linerband.

Sellers story is that he bought this helmet 10 years ago from the son of a WW2 vet who fought on the Finnish front

Bought from Kenneth in Höör