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#260198 02/21/2012 09:52 PM
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Off to the SOS for a few days.. Hope to be able to report back on all the fine rings there!!

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G...See you there


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Enjoy it and good luck in ring-hunting!


�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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Enjoy, have fun and take plenty of pictures for us to see please!

Mikee #260230 02/22/2012 02:06 PM
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Always nice to look at G's report, I'm looking forwards to see it.

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Well,, as some know the last 2 years were not the best for the old ring hunter...
This year the dry spell is finally broken! Picked up some of the rarest rings,,and patterns I actually needed..

First,,,must apologize for the piss poor photos.. Most dealers know me by now and will not let me photograph their rings,,[fake rings]..

Also the photo size here is just terrible but that's what happens when you have a free site,,also I was in a hurry and didn't play with camera file size..

So, blurry out of focus , small photos I guess is better than nothing.
Here are some real nice ones though:


http://phpstack-500133-1583587.cloudwaysapps.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=260510#Post260510


Also gotta say it was great to see all the old regulars at the show.

* Big thanks to Ric.S had a great time buddy, , also good to see Don Boyle, Vinny, Kris L., 'Davis', Mr.&Mrs.MilitaryNut.
Also saw Mr.Jerry , John Peppera and Ed Sunday by their tables,, and BobC., Gary and JR on the hunt..

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Gaspare #260688 02/29/2012 12:55 AM
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So the crowds seems o.k.
Many wonderful items to look at:

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plenty for everyone!

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Seemed like no one wanted daggers,,,or,,it seemed like everyone was moveing them..
There were table after table like this one!:

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,,more,,

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Gaspare #260693 02/29/2012 01:09 AM
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anything the collector could want!

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Rings and things:

Member John P. items......

Top though belongs to my Buddy Vinny,,a very rare counterfeit bank note! The SS actually had skilled concentration inmates counterfeiting British money to 'flood the market' with them.. This is a very rare piece!


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Some SS..........

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Now we get to the good stuff! wink

Some of these patterns I've been looking for many years..
I'll get this on the WestWall topic too..

Brass, had a silver wash when new!

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I had this ring many years ago. I've been trying to replace it for many years!
I've only seen 5 or 6. ALL were of a small size,,maybe childs [?]...

Thin , a base metal, silver eagle,,light gold plate:

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This ring I had many years ago. Years ago I had a theft,,50 rings,,,I actually got 13 back. This wasn't one I got back but have been hunting for years to replace! I've seen 5 or 6 of these ,,all were of a small size / childs[?]
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A nice early patriotic ring.. Silver, worn, some enamel wore off.

A large size..[seen next to gold plated ring above]

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Gaspare #260699 02/29/2012 01:41 AM
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Last,
, a high end custom Luftwaffe ring. A Flyers version,,brass, had a silver wash. A real beauty I've been wanting for years.
It has the same band as a Para Troop ring I have:
http://worldwarmilitaria.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3704&highlight=Para

I do have a simliar [thanks to John P.],,but with broken wing,,silver band though with a gilding.
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My new one needs a bit of light cleaning..

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So 4 rings,,[and a few other pieces for my collection],,a good haul for me!..

Had a great time,,good to see the other collectors enjoying themselves too.....

Quick report:
There were probably close to 20 authentic HRs there. Saw 7 or 8 good fakes..

Other than the 4 private purchase rings I scored,,I saw maybe 6 more authentic ones.. Saw 50 or so fakes and fantasy rings,,they didn't sell...

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Love the pictures!


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Good to hear that you had luck in hunting, G.!
Real very, very nice rings and i like every of them!
Congrats!

And much thanks for the interesting impressions of the show!


�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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Fantastic pictures, I wish we had shows of such magnitude and quality in the UK. I probably couldn't control myself seeing that many honor rings! And would most likely leave $10,000 in debt!

Good catches G!

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G,

Glad you found what you were looking for and thank you for taking time out of your own hunt to post pictures of this event.

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Nice pictures G.
That are many good rings in one visit at the show!
Interesting to see the Luftwaffe ring bands have the same design.

B.

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Thanks for posting pics, G.

The 4 rings you bought are just lovely !

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Thanks for the picks G,

Would love to to visit the SOS show ....
maybe next year..


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