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    For Sale: Canadian WWII Medal Group

    These are from the estate of an old RCAF veteran. You will note the overseas service bar. This is not a replica set! The ribbons are new replacements since the originals had deteriorated to an...
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    For Sale: RCAF Pins & Crest

    Surplus to my needs, I have an RCAF blazer crest, never mounted (Queen's crown), medallion and a lapel pin (King's crown), one for the 1979 reunion in Winnipeg (sterling silver) and a Wm. Scully Air...
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    True, but I've encountered antiques that either...

    True, but I've encountered antiques that either saw little use or were babied so well that they looked like reproductions. I've seen them and I've no doubt other collectors of almost anything have...
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    Thank you all for your input. The lantern was...

    Thank you all for your input. The lantern was part of a lot at a local online estate auction. There was also a WWII Japanese naval binocular in the lot but I lost out to someone with much deeper...
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    Antique Naval Lantern

    Just putting it out there, but what are the odds one of you guys knows about naval stuff? I'm offered this brass naval lantern, oil burning from the looks of it, and I have no idea as to value. ...
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    For Sale: WWI Silver Picture Frame

    This is a picture frame, sterling silver clad wood, of the type often seen containing pictures of servicemen, especially ones who fell in battle. The hallmarks are for Cheshire, sterling silver, and...
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    More info to share. If what I've been told is...

    More info to share. If what I've been told is correct, the Waltham is indeed a very good find. As I've heard it, the government wanted a good quality reliable pocket watch for issue to those...
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    Update! There were 2 pocket watches in the lot. ...

    Update! There were 2 pocket watches in the lot. One is the Waltham pictured and the other is a Hamilton gold-filled that needs some minor attention. Both run well though would probably benefit...
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    Gil, as ever, you are a font of information. I'm...

    Gil, as ever, you are a font of information. I'm aware that balsam glue was used to bind the lenses and that this can deteriorate over time so I'll watch for that. If I decide to purchase them,...
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    Thank you Gil. The lockdowns have meant no...

    Thank you Gil. The lockdowns have meant no gun/militaria shows for the last 2 years. Now that the restrictions have eased, both are starting up again. Collectors are coming out in pretty good...
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    WWII British Naval Binoculars! Value?

    I have a line on an English naval Barr & Stroud set of binoculars. The only pics I've been sent are the ones attached, but I'm told the lenses and function are good. Faded remnants of the bright...
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    I had a Moeris made pocket watch which I sold. ...

    I had a Moeris made pocket watch which I sold. It was of the type attached to the radio sets and maybe from a Sherman tank radio. As mine is Canadian marked, they're somewhat scarcer from what I've...
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    WWII Canadian Issue Waltham Pocket Watch

    Well, trying to get an idea of value and interest in a Waltham pocket watch, radium dial, and second hand. It's clearly Canadian marked. I don't know if the guy's asking price is fair, cheap , or...
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    HELP-WWI Pickelhaube

    Greetings all. I have shot at this pickelhaube in an estate auction. It's all complete with the liner, well marked, but I have no clue as to fair market value. Any input would be most appreciated.
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    Thank you Sir! I've seen pics of the "V" notch...

    Thank you Sir! I've seen pics of the "V" notch sights on the Long Lee, but the peep sight would have to be mounted near to the shooters eye, hence my question as to which of the Lee series of rifles...
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    Ross rifle sights on a Lee Enfield?

    I picked up 2 Sutherland Rifle Sight Co. Ross rifle rear sights at an estate sale. The elderly gentleman said that the peep sight had been mounted on a Lee Enfield. Can anyone confirm or debunk...
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    Ross rifle sights

    I just picked up 2 Sutherland Sight Co. rear sights for (I believe) the Mk.II Ross rifles. One is the standard sliding "V" notch, but the other I've never seen before. It's peep sight. I'll be...
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    We have estate and garage sales that I keep an eye on. Military items are getting scarcer and scarcer but once in a while I see something that I'll take a chance on. My last acquisitions were a...
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    Mystery Stamps on an Antique Revolver

    The revolver itself is no mystery. It's a 5" barrel S&W DA in .44 Russian that was part of a run of 2,500 blued revolvers in 1890 (mine on 10 Oct.). The head-scratcher is the stamps on the barrel. ...
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    Agreed! I've seen real trench art (with...

    Agreed! I've seen real trench art (with provenance), but some pieces of so-called trench art look just too good to be the real deal. I'm fully aware that some soldiers were extremely gifted,...
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    New finds

    I saw a pic at an online auction and threw in a bid. The picture didn't have scale but it looked like 2 small artillery shell casing (37mm or 40mm?), a piece of trench art, a shoulder title, and a...
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    Value? Agreed, the grips are no screaming hell, but...

    Agreed, the grips are no screaming hell, but they're not really damaged. I don't think walnut stood up well to the Thai climate, but the bayonet had been very heavily greased so the blade and metal...
  23. I always loved history and felt that Canada had...

    I always loved history and felt that Canada had been too self-effacing in teaching the facts surrounding Canada's contribution during both world wars and the Korean conflict. My dad, my uncles, and...
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    VERY nice find. Over the years, I've had several...

    VERY nice find. Over the years, I've had several .22 training rifles pass through my hands. Kick my butt for letting them go, but who knew prices would go up to those amounts for Lee Enfields.
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    Value? Hey Jim, check this out! From my research, a...

    Hey Jim, check this out! From my research, a one-of-a-kind privately commissioned German states (Bavaria?) dragoon sabre, 1780's-1820's, Rumford style guard.
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