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by simonatack
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: history in the trunk
Replies: 16
Views: 4211

Re: history in the trunk

Well done Carolyn. Now just take your time. All swords and edged weapons, medals, items of uniform and other militaria you may wish to know more about are particularly important to post in as close-up as you can photograph for a positive identification. Cigarette and tobacco tins, especially those i...
by simonatack
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: history in the trunk
Replies: 16
Views: 4211

Re: history in the trunk

My dear Carolyn. Don't worry over this. It's only a big old trunk full of bits and bobs...Not Dracula's bloody coffin! :twisted: You wont do damage, I assure you, unless you wilfully BASH it all with more force than you probably possess! They have gone through campaigns and God knows what, having be...
by simonatack
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: history in the trunk
Replies: 16
Views: 4211

Re: history in the trunk

Hi Carolyn The ship is the Pocket Battleship KMS GRAF SPEE. (But you pronounce it as Graff Sh-pay =shpay!) She was a formidable German warship armed like a heavy battleship but only the size of a cruiser. She was a sea raider against British merchant ships in the South Atlantic at the start of the s...
by simonatack
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Help?
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Re: Help?

Recognition at last. Thank you so kindly Mick! :twisted: :D
by simonatack
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: history in the trunk
Replies: 16
Views: 4211

Re: history in the trunk

I know Mick. Thought it would cheer her up a bit......She was definately, not amused! :D
by simonatack
Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: history in the trunk
Replies: 16
Views: 4211

Re: history in the trunk

Goodmorning Carolyn! No Mr sheen, or anything else; just a dust off and photo in present conditions, whatever they might be! (Queen Vic = pub! Ha! :D ) Almost as funny as you thinking that was me in the faded pic of Gordon! Nice one Moon. You almost very nearly pulled that one off! :> Happy Saturday...
by simonatack
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Help?
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Re: Help?

And bloody warm it was too! As I said to Lord Baden Powell. "We could do with a few scouts here, Sir....!" Silly old bugger never could get a message right! :roll: ;) Thanks for letting us see it Joe. It's a real bit of nostalgic, memory lane for me and, glad to hear you didn't get your leg lifted f...
by simonatack
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: history in the trunk
Replies: 16
Views: 4211

Re: history in the trunk

No, no, please, by all means keep on going Moonie... you're doing very well, my son! ;) Hang on a minute here Madam! What do you mean you thought I was older..well really...tsk tsk! That's clearly impossible for me to have taken a pic of dear General Gordon, of course. I was photographing Queen Vict...
by simonatack
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: unknown swords
Replies: 20
Views: 4678

Re: unknown swords

Hi Carolyn
Take your time! I have an avid interest in the South African Zulu and Boer campaigns too. Perhaps you might tell us something of your relatives military service? Were they with the Surrey, Dorset or East Kent Regiments known as 'The Buffs'? Get it all up here when you can.
by simonatack
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: unknown swords
Replies: 20
Views: 4678

Re: unknown swords

Thanks Mick, I'm really very well and, at a very busy phase of work this year; -and catching up after a holiday and so on, is making things a bit of a pressure cooker. So, logging on here and seeing what's been going on is something of a luxury, timewise right now. What about yourself, mate; hale an...
by simonatack
Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: unknown swords
Replies: 20
Views: 4678

Re: unknown swords

Oh Moon, my dear fellow, I just bloody KNEW that tag-line was coming from someone....like you! LMAO :> Hi Mick You're nobody's numpty mate. But, the chair is rather pleasantly warm! I'm putting it down to this wonderfully warm, sunshine we're having, in Yorkshire today. But should you care to revisi...
by simonatack
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: unknown swords
Replies: 20
Views: 4678

Re: unknown swords

Woops, my turn in the "Numpty Chair" then! :012 Just typical of me! One post in many a blue...moon, when there's a subject in 'questions', I actually know something about....and I go and cock-up on a location! :oops: Yep, my duff typing." MADE IN SOLINGEN" was what I intended to say. Don't know why ...
by simonatack
Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: unknown swords
Replies: 20
Views: 4678

Re: unknown swords

Then, in terms of sentimental value Carolyn, they are priceless! The WW1 original German helmet and Sabre are an altogether different matter! I should think again about donating them to a museum, as fine and worthy as this would be. The Germans produced two distinctive types of helmet during that co...
by simonatack
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: unknown swords
Replies: 20
Views: 4678

Re: unknown swords

Hi Carolyn. As a collector of antique original swords, some Japanese, mostly western European types, your suite of three are a Katana longsword, a Wakizashi shortsword and Tanto dagger or smallsword...And they are copies, repros, replicas, whichever word you choose, but expensive, valuable or origin...
by simonatack
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: Bowie Project
Replies: 4
Views: 3205

Re: Bowie Project

Well, as first attempts go I don't blame you for keeping it Skip! I'd be well proud to have made that bowie on my first try!