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Introducing myself

Post by kaiserwilhelm2 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:54 pm

Hi Guys,

Probably like most if not all of you I am an Imperial collector. My main focus is Germany 1870-1918 but I also have an interest in and a smaller collection of Austro-Hungarian medals, headgear and uniforms. If money was not an issue I would have a bigger AH-collection but as it is Germany gets priority. My Imperial German collecting interests are: uniforms, shoulder boards/straps, headgear, medal bars with EK2s and buckles - in about that order. I am interested in both pre-war darkblue and fieldgrey items. Saxon items hold a special place in my heart although I am not exclusive and am quite happy with my Bavarian, Wuerttemberg, Prussian, Hessian and so on items. My militaria collection interest goes back about 30 years and I regularly contribute to the WAF. I love to visit military museums, battlefields and read political-military history. Besides this I love my family and am an avid hunter (ducks, geese, pigeons, various deer, hare and so on). As I live in Norway I am able to hunt just about anything right outside my house and during the hunting season I hunt most days at least until the snow gets too high. We have about 5-6 months of snow every year here. I also enjoy good tv shows such as Better call Saul, True Detective, Ballers and so on. Besides loving living in Norway, I always am happy to spend my holidays in the US, Germany and Austria. Well I leave my introduction at that. Happy to be here and hopefully make some new friends.

Cheers, Tom

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by kaiserwilhelm2 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:04 pm

PS: I also collect period postcards of Saxon military units.

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by Neil Young » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:51 pm

Welcome aboard Tom. Since you joined a while back, you already know that there is a world of information here, provided by some very nice people from all over the world. I too collect Imperial German militaria, with special interest in cavalry items--including unit marked Lugers, leather goods, pickelhaubes, steins, sabers, lance, etc. Of course, funds determine the extent that my lust is overcome by my reason.
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:06 pm

Glad to have you here Tom, look forward to seeing your posts and added wealth of knowledge on Imperial collecting.


I am also and avid hunter, and had to make a hard choice to miss a good local military show coming up to go Duck hunting instead as we always do as a family on opener.

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Post by kaiser » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:52 pm

Happy to have you on baord here

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Post by badener » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:13 pm

Greetings Tom :wave:
It must be a Bavarian. They always smell the worst!

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Post by coert65 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:23 pm

Welcome on the forum Tom.

Greetings from the Netherlands,

Coert. :)

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Post by Sandmann » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:10 am

Welcome on Board 🖖🏼
Best wishes, Sandy

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Post by ww1czechlegion » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:31 am

Great to see you over here Tom!

You have a fantastic wealth of knowledge and an excellent willingness to share and help out. I look forward to your postings here as well.

Best Regards,

Alan

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by kaiserwilhelm2 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:36 am

Thanks people. I am all warm and tingly inside due to your very friendly welcome! Much appreciated. Cheers, Tom

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Post by Jaap Verduijn » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:41 am

Welcome, and enjoy!
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Post by b.loree » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:13 am

Welcome Tom, great to have you with us.
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Post by SkipperJohn » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:17 am

Welcome aboard!

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