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Postby stevewebster » 11 Nov 2011 09:18

Thought it might be interesting to start a thread for items of militaria seen on the internet that might be described as fantastical, overpriced or just plain weird. Over the years I've seen the "ghost" of a deceased Japanese soldier on e-bay (for $thousands), a rusty ground-dug british helmet found on a beach in France (for $hundreds) and a "genuine" SA Feldherrhalle presentation dagger (for just £200). Anyone got any good ones?

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Postby Carl Schwamberger » 11 Nov 2011 16:22

A worn out low cut shoe in a museum. labled a "Belgian Rest Shoe". Not a pair, just a dried out and used bit of leather & laces in the display case ? :? ?

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Postby Melnyk » 11 Nov 2011 17:36


How about a "Genuine NAZI wartime Austrian / English dictionary". The would be seller told me his dad was fluent in Austrian (among other langauges) and had "brought it back from the war" :D .

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Postby Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 14 Nov 2011 00:41

Eva Brauns underwear.....via SnydersTreasures!!!!

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Postby sunbury2 » 09 Jan 2012 06:30

Antique Road Show in the UK, had horse nose plugs as part of a gas mask for horses on display. Two big wooden pegs to shove up the poor horse's nostrils.

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Postby phylo_roadking » 10 Jan 2012 14:20

Probably still "current issue"! 8O There was a news story here in the Uk some years ago now when the MoD was selling off its properties and putting the management of others out to contract...there were two warehouses full of WWI duckboards and disposable mule shoes! :lol:

But surely the weirdest piece of militaria for sale was - David Irving's claim a couple of years back to be selling samples of Hitler's hair??? :wink:
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Postby Mark McShane » 15 Jan 2012 10:08

I saw a post war signed photo of Fritz Lemp (U-110) for sale. Gutted I missed it, it was already sold.

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Postby stevewebster » 05 Feb 2012 00:25

Saw a good one today at For just 95 euros you could be the proud owner of a (rusty) car door camo!

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Postby Captain Cogle » 07 May 2012 03:36

For varying degrees of stupidity, absurdity and shame. Please visit here. I visit occasionally just to laugh. My personal favorites are the East German helmets with partial plastic liners that he calls BOTH Dutch and Portuguese.

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