Any photo collectors here?

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Kurasier
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Post by Kurasier » 27 Aug 2002 18:22

Hi,
I once read that ebay pictures a marked with ipix and it is not allowed to publish these marked photos somewhere else.
I just wanted to say this, so that you can check this.
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 27 Aug 2002 18:36

Well, I don't think that'll hold in the court, as they have not created a work of a certain value themselve, but only altered an original picture.

Thanks for telling, though!

Christian

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Post by Benjamin Fanjoy » 28 Aug 2002 02:11

Christian,

Please post your photos when you get them, I'm very interested in doing a comparison.

Is there anyway two of the same photos might have been processed back then???

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Post by cpittman » 28 Aug 2002 02:32

I bought a small lot of letters belonging to a Heer soldat killed in Russia in 1942. The letters came with 6 identical original photos of his grave that had been in his wife's posession. Apparently it was just as possible then as now to have copies made from a negative.

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Post by Ville Kosonen » 28 Aug 2002 03:39

I collect photos too. Or should I say that I buy whenever I find something at reasonable price at local fleamarkets. German subject are quite rare here in Finland, I got mostly Finnish stuff, couple of albums and few hundred separate pics.
Best find was this spring when I found several pictures of Finnish SS-volunteer, Untersturmführer Unto Boman(later Parvilahti). He served as a liason officer between the volunteer battalion and Finnish authorities. He was, in 1945, sent to Soviet Union as alledged war criminal, and returned from his "Siberian Tournee" in 1954.
He has written two books, one about Finnish volunteers in the Waffen-SS and the other about his experiencies in Soviet captivity. I have both of them signed, so you can imagine my smile when I found those pictures...

In addition I have several German PK-photos and some photos from WW1.

Here are samples:
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Post by Benjamin Fanjoy » 28 Aug 2002 04:57

Nice shots!

I just picked up this off e-bay!
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 28 Aug 2002 17:40

I'll post them ASAP. Didn't understand your second line, Benjamin :|

I guess there can be more than one, but the pictures I get have written paper slids on the back, which could indicate that they are the 'original picture' (as it would be typed by the photographer).

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 31 Aug 2002 16:07

Recieved the photos today. I must say, that they are authentic to the best of my knowledge. The paper descriptions are yellowed the same way as on other of my photos, and the pictures are a bit yealowed themselve. I guess it is possible that the pictures have been sold again and again. But this time, they stay ;)

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Post by Benjamin Fanjoy » 31 Aug 2002 18:11

Recieved the photos today. I must say, that they are authentic to the best of my knowledge. The paper descriptions are yellowed the same way as on other of my photos, and the pictures are a bit yealowed themselve. I guess it is possible that the pictures have been sold again and again. But this time, they stay

Christian


Good, I hope you enjoy them! :wink:

Did you see the large Panzer photo lot on E-bay?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 65726&rd=1

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 31 Aug 2002 22:03

Yes, saw that - but no Panzers :(

I hgave bought a Bergepanther and 2 Panther photos (from Russian archives, destroyed...). This means I have pictures of every German tank type, from I to VI, but I still need a good Tiger II picture. Also, my Tiger picture only shows a little bit of the Tigers turret, so if you have one of these - let me know! ;)

I now have 45 original photos - and I've probably spend over $1000-1500 on them - time to get an insurance... ;)

Christian

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Post by Benjamin Fanjoy » 01 Sep 2002 07:58

Wow, could share some of those beauties? :wink:

Also, I had a flood in my house not to long ago, and it claimed some KC postcards, and Soldbuchs :x Get Insurance! :wink:

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 01 Sep 2002 12:37

Yes, I live in the basement, and although we don't have water the basement, I am planning to place the albums high. This is also one of the reasons why I scna and publishe the images - it would be a crime to have these pictures destroyed!

I'll publishe all pictures as soon as possible after I get them scanned!

Christian

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Post by Paddy Keating » 07 Sep 2002 04:25

I collect photographs too. From fashion to war reportage. I'm particularly into Fallschirmjäger images, especially related to SS-Fallschirmjäger Btl 500/600. Here's a studio portrait of Walter Hümmel who served with SS-FJ Btl 500 and 600. The two items are not to scale, by the way. The portrait is larger in real life than the jump licence but it's just laid out that way for file reference purposes.

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Photos of SS-FJ wearing their jump badges are very, very rare. Note that, like other members of the battalion, Hümmel has retained the insignia of his old unit. In other photos I have, his cuff title is visible. The portrait was taken at Photo-Zentrale, Adolf Hitler Strasse, Neu-Strelitz and is marked thus on the reverse. SS-FJ Btl 600 formed up at Neu-Strelitz in October and November 1944 and the portrait was taken at that time, just after Hümmel arrived there. Hümmel was a veteran of the Russian front and then the brutal anti-partisan campaigns in Yugoslavia and he jumped at Drvar in the mission to kill or capture Tito.

That's his jump licence on the left. Note the photo with the SS-VT pattern 'No 1' collar patch. I'll post some more interesting photos in due course but I just wanted to say that the fact that the same photographic prints are for sale in different places at the same time isn't necessarily a cause for concern. Of course, photos are being faked but bear in mind that many photos depicting the German armed forces at work and play were taken by Propaganda Kompanie photographers, war correspondents and semi-official unit and sub-unit photographers. In some cases, dozens, even hundreds, or prints were made for distribution to the media, archives and sale to soldiers wanting souvenirs of their service.

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Post by Ville Kosonen » 07 Sep 2002 05:23

WAU! is the only thing I can say...
Do you have additional history on Hummel?
Did he survive the war?

Ville

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Post by Paddy Keating » 07 Sep 2002 11:37

Oh yes, Walter Hümmel survived WW2. In fact, he is still alive. Quite a few former members of SS-FJ Btl 500/600 are still around but, of course, they are fewer in number each year. My interest in them was kindled in the 1980s when I met Siegfried Milius, a former commander of the battalion who was a guest at the party thrown by the Fallschirmjäger (Bundeswehr) to celebrate the award of our German parachute wings. We were their guests at the time.

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