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Started by GoblinAhFuckScary, February 11, 2021, 05:45:13 PM
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on October 27, 2021, 08:40:07 PMIs there not some reputable museum or archive that would take it?
Quote from: mothman on October 27, 2021, 02:49:06 AMI own a Nazi handkerchief.No, really. A Nazi-Fascist one, even; it celebrates the pre-war pact between Germany and Italy, and has the logos of both parties on. A distant relative was in Italy (I think) when it was signed
Quote from: kalowski on October 28, 2021, 10:23:17 AMThere was a kid down my road who showed me a pile of Deutsch marks they'd found in his grandad's loft. They were all stamped with swastikas.I told him to look after them as they were probably worth money and he said, "What do you mean? It is money!"Think I'll have to scam him out of it.
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on October 28, 2021, 10:43:47 AMUnless there was a mistake down Das Printers[nb]yes I know the plural form is "Die" but "Das" is much funnier for gags about German[/nb] they'd be Reichmarks from that era, and I think they tastefully stuck to the eagle rather than utilizing the naughty cross we've come to know and despise. If it's got a swastika, it's an aftermarket addition by someone with a pen.I mean... paging Buzby who will (of course) know more than me.
Quote from: kalowski on October 28, 2021, 11:34:05 AMI didn't get a proper look at them and he doesn't live around here any more so looks like my story will leave us guessing.
Quote from: holyzombiejesus on March 28, 2021, 06:25:55 PMEmpty whisky boxes and perfume bottles go for a bit apparently but never bothered myself.
Quote from: H-O-W-L on October 28, 2021, 12:51:51 PMPlease be careful when you sell rarer whiskey boxes or bottles online -- fraudsters buy them and genuinely fill them with cheap or adulterated product and then try to sell them at auction.
Quote from: H-O-W-L on October 28, 2021, 12:55:19 PMI once bought a job lot of Czech gas masks (which I've since resold) and one of them was utterly saturated on the inside with what I can only presume was dried blood, as it was a dark brownish-red with no scent of poo but a disturbing scent of decay.
Quote from: buttgammon on October 28, 2021, 11:06:46 AMI actually have some (pre-Nazi) Reichsmarks somewhere - they all have crazily high values because of hyperinflation, so it probably would've been a million marks for a loaf of bread or something similarly silly.
Quote from: Ray Travez on October 28, 2021, 01:00:45 PMbloody hell. Did people pay more or less for that one?
Quote from: H-O-W-L on October 29, 2021, 03:54:13 PMI honestly just cut it up and binned it (wearing gloves obvs) because I don't want to deal in blood gear. It's a thing with surpluses, getting the odd bit of bloody gear, and it's not the first piece I've gotten that has been saturated with blood. Boots are the item I've encountered with blood on the most -- you can find pics of it online, I won't link/embed here, but the back tendon of boots often tend to rub if you do them up wrong, don't wear socks, or wear your socks too loose, so you end up with blood-soaked backs after a march. It's often ghastly when it's something that's worn on the head, though, or if it's a chest piece. Worse still is if it's uniform with tags/flags/bars and the like still attached. I've never encountered anything with an official nametag still on, fortunately, but still. It's less likely to come off the war dead and more likely an injury sustained in training (or worse, a death sustained in training -- and there are dozens of those every year) but you never know.Varusteleka, a very funny site that sells a lot of Finnish surplus, had a job lot of surplus stuff from the Balkans at one point that could've potentially been issued during the Yugoslav wars, and every single item they had was listed as, for example, "GENOCIDE BLANKET - EVIL". They had a good take on it, IMO, in that they were selling it both as a historical curio and also with the "EVIl/GENOCIDE" markers not as a joke on the victims of said genocide, but to ensure that anyone who even cursorily looked at the item knew that it belonged to a unit that committed unspeakable things and wanted to cover it up. "To pretend that these items were not present at a genocide would be disingenuous, and would, to us, be like saying it never happened".
Quote from: GoblinAhFuckScary on October 29, 2021, 04:09:23 PMgosh this is pretty horrifying. does it not put you off doing the surplus stuff?
Quote from: H-O-W-L on October 29, 2021, 06:29:06 PMWhen it comes to stuff that genuinely could've been used in a nefarious act, such as Varusteleka's Genocide Canteen, Evil, I
QuoteInside the mess kit is the canteen, a cubic thing holding about a liter (1 qt) or a little less. There is an inscription on the thing which we can't read and won't be bothered to study. We think it is a warning against putting water into the canteen. Based on the movie Alien, we know that all kinds of messages you don't understand are probably warnings
Quote from: Alberon on October 29, 2021, 07:29:43 PMMy Grandad had a WWII era German Iron Cross medal. He wasn't awarded it, he found it in a drawer in a port shortly after the end of the war.
Quote from: GoblinAhFuckScary on October 25, 2021, 08:22:14 PM
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