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Having been one of the first to join this site in 2000,I was wondering who is still here now.
I had some great times on this site in the early years,we really were a band of brothers.
Am not sure if it?s the same anymore as it was in the early days...met some great people at the MAX
The party?s..late drinking..the personality?s ..am going to the MAX again this year after 10 years..am looking forward
To it..but I know it will never be the same as it was.

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Not that many who actually post. I'm one and so is Vern. We sometimes hear from Craig.

I will be at the MAX and can mostly be found at Tom Wittmann's table. Stop by and say hello, Steve.

You are right that it has changed. Beyond the fact that many of us are aging, the Internet has changed significantly. Actually, so has MAX and all the other shows.

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think I first came on in 98 or 99..


Yes it will never be the same,,,thats just the way it is...
The reproductions are just so good now. They even falsifying research!

And the prices are insane when a item gets hot..
Everything gets its turn ,,soldbuchs,,helmets, ID tags, certain medals/badges, organizational collecting.. IF you buy when hot and your wanting a good return forget it!!

Shows too,,long gone are the all nighters, cocktail hours, etc [or at least for some ;)]

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Steve, great- Is your jail sentence over already? Mike

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Mike,great to hear from you buddy..yes got let out for good behaviour. ;-)
Are you going to the next show..would love to catch up

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I was not one of the real early ones, but I still check back from time to time.
We used to have lively discussions, lots of new stuff to show and talk about, and I was able to buy nice items here.
But now it sure is quiet most of the time!
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I'm one of the first ones to register here as well and I still check in.


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Billy,

You sure beat me by about 6 months. Start a topic or two if you have a moment.

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Still here,,older but no wiser,,,,hi Steve n Billy!


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I was watching this site a few years before I joined. I was on the fence but realized the fast knowledge and friendliness of the members was worth it.

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hi mikee n members
i think i might be one of the first ten people to join gdc it was when i was a waiter at the last supper opps only kidding dave where do i stand here i do know it was when craig gottlieb had the gdc thanks god bless all andy

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We started building the site in December 1999. The first live registrations started in February 2000 wink


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This was the first site I was on ,I joined in 2002 when a member here saved me from buying a fake dagger. I learned a lot over the yrs and very grateful for everyone on this site .... Just found the membership badge that I bought #0053 , I have it in my curio cabinet on display lol,,I do miss the raffles and the live chats that they used to have on here ...


Thanks to everyone on here
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Great site , its been fun and met alot of great guys some still here others gone.

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Im not that early but I remember Craig fondly and many others Gailen and Ron and even Houston.................there was great discussion Bob Iqbal, Paul Von Drak, Tom Kibler, Dave Bissell (NOBOZOS) Daryl Pajot Derek Chapman, Donald Abenheim Any Military Nut all the great SS collectors, Kevin etc....all these great collecting minds driven off to WAF and other forums. I joined WAF but was never active. GDC was great back in the day miss the GDC helmet forum parties at the SOS miss GDC....................................................cheers, Ryan

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He Ryan...long time, no hear.
Funny post.....bit like a veteran reunion. Well, been away for many years, sold all my stuff years ago.
Didn't like the attitude of most new collectors, didn't like the many fakes, didn't like the "my item is good, your item is bad" discussions. So....made a bundle by selling. Retired and still pay my new hobbies with the SA-bucks.
Recently came across this site after many years and "joined" just to take a quick peek...
Guess back in the days I was on f the first to join. Started the SA-uniform section. Lot of nice guys here, back then.
You might remember me....curious who can dig up my NN in those days.
And.....I always wonder why there are hardly any SA-items on the market......scarce? not collectible?...
We had a fine SA-bunch back then.....Erich Benndorf, Ed Stadnicki, Bob Coleman, "Salzburger".......

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Sooooo good to hear from you and to see you post. You are right, like a re-union of sorts I sold my political collection to Craig 12 or more years ago I have amassed a decent collection of headgear and tunics again but they are tougher to acquire. God!!!! Eric and Ed Bob and Salzburger Great chaps great days keep posting cheers and best, Ryan

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Yoh Ryan,
Yep, those were the days.
Cheers
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They sure were.................................I'm pretty soon I will be done with this all soon enough. cheers and best, Ryan

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I`m still here!!

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I was a so called lurker for a year before I join and this was the first site I became active posting and had a great time here. I have moved on from dress edged weapons to issued edged weapons with unit markings.

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Dow,

Thanks for stopping by. Always good to hear from you.

Any chance of seeing a few of those weapons with unit markings ?

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I think I've been here 20 years, if not it's close.

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Wow Tex,
Got any vertical hangers?
Awsome display. Would like to see the full view of the case, looks super. And all the items in it of course.
To have large units like that to hold a dozen or so daggers in one drawer is great.
Well done all around.
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I'm in the middle of moving and the cases are gone now; downsizing houses.
Had them custom made from red oak. 4 drawers on the bottom and 'display' on the top. Had 3 of them.
Much of the collection has been disbursed. Friends dealers and auctions have taken their 'bite'.
4 vertical hangers left and two of the Officers 'teardrop' hangers left.
All of the SS dolches (my heart of hearts) remain. I may take them to the grave??

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Dave,

I don't have quite as much time as I would like for the hobby but I'll try to.


Tex,

Your displays are terrific and very inspiring!


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Dam nice Tex!

- well guess ,' better to have loved than,,[?],,,oh well you know what I mean.

Might be 'disbursed',,but it will always be yours!

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Got to admit is like selling your children...?.

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Well, I am still here but I was gone for awhile when I forgot my password and could not get a response for a couple of years. The site seems to still recognize me as of late.

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Glad your back.. You could always just make a new password or contact Vern or Dave..

Good to see some new stuff!..
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- All very very nice,,thanks for posting.. , Quick question,,,Did the Nazi's make the stag handle Police bayo with a sawtooth back?

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I still check in but post little.

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Holly Bayonet!! Nice collection, and the Porepee's, very nice.
Always wanted a police PPK and P-08.
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Originally Posted by Gaspare
Glad your back.. You could always just make a new password or contact Vern or Dave..

Good to see some new stuff!..
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- All very very nice,,thanks for posting.. , Quick question,,,Did the Nazi's make the stag handle Police bayo with a sawtooth back?


The regulation stag handle Police bayonet did not have a sawback. It is possible that some private purchase Seitengewehre had a sawback or a sawback removed. Of course the Fire Police KS98 with checkered black plastic grips came as a sawback like the regular FW bayonets with plain or sawback blades. So, I guess never say never.

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Cool. Thanks ORPO

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George, I like that etched fire bayo.

Could you post pictures of the etch and maker mark, if any?

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John
That is a nice one, and rare to be sure.
Not too many around.
JR has one on his site now, from 1931.
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John,

I believe it is a Pack with a 25 year service time etch.

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I have two that are both Packs, one long and one short.

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Always looking for Eickhorns and etched bayonets.
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All the years that I have been doing hotel buys, I have had plenty of firemans dress bayonets, but never one with an engraved blade.Must bring a premium price, compared to the army ones.


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Robert, etched fire bayos are pretty rare. Most encounters are fake.

So, if a plain blade fire bayo retails for $300 or so, an etched blade would add about $2,000+ to that.

My opinion, of course, but look at any that are for sale.

J


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