Monday WWII Hot Finds Newsletter October 19, 2015

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When it comes to patches the best ones bring a big premium. So for example in today's issue this 419th Night Fighter patch is over $300 while the huge lot pictured as well is less than half that. I am a patch collector myself so I totally understand the logic - it either fits into your collection as a need or it just adds to the pile of dupes.

It seems like there must be an endless supply on eBay of German helmets, binoculars and firearm accessories. Or perhaps every few years they just keep getting recycled through the auction boards.

The take home flag pictured on the left is a great example of a tradition that may resemble trophy taking but nevertheless preserved some terrific pieces from this time period. I'm sure a good number of the auctions on eBay could fit into the category of take home items.

The Boer War medal has a neat connection for Scouting collectors because the founder of the world-wide movement made a name for himself at the turn of the 20th century. Robert Baden-Powell was a British commander in that war and held out during a siege where he kept the town together. After the siege was broken he returned home a hero and propelled his fame into founding a movement we now know as the Boy Scouts.

 

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