Archive for December, 2010

U.S. cap?

A local dealer is selling this so i took some pics to see what you guys think! And if its good, what is it worth? Thanks!

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fount in Greece

what is this ?
i cant recognise anything except small arms
its next to a statue jn North Greece

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2x Luftwaffe Koppelschlösser - 1x Tropical Luftwaffe - Opinions Welcome

Hello Everyone,
Here are the two remaining buckles & belts I bought last week. Hope members have forbearance with me, don’t like to hog the buckle forum, normally I buy the odd buckle now and again. The seller has a decent attitude, if they turn out to be fakes, he will take them back, obviously I try to authenticate the piece as quickly as possible, don’t like to give them back to him three months later. I do look through the fake databases before posting, if there’s no description what’s wrong with the piece, do have difficulty recognizing it.
Both buckles are steel, top one I think is normal Luftwaffe buckle still with a lot of colour and MM what I take to be from Overhoff, the leather belt its on has no markings. The lower buckle has a tan colour and MM = Aa39 (read this with magnifying glass, the photo I know is not good enough to see this) I take this to be the Assman mark. The buckle is on a web belt with length size 95 on it. I think this one is a tropical buckle & belt. What do members think ? opinion are welcome.

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TENO/HEER patch for sale

Attachment 161021Attachment 161022 This is a patch that was worn by former TENO members who joined the Heer. (I suppose maybe they wore them for joining other branches of the Wehrmacht, too.) This patch is original, and mint condition - unissued. It is approx. 6.5 cm x 8.5 cm. I want $80.00 for it, including all charges - including shipping & paypal - anywhere in the world. CG has one for more money…

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My only WWI item.

I thought I would share my only World War I item, I have had it for a couple years, my neighbour got it at an auction a long time ago and since he does not collect militaria he used it when he went fishing.

It is marked with the owner’s name, which I think reads: S-1207, Smith Rosevellt/Roosewellt(Very hard to read).

And he it is, in all it’s pride: My 1918 dated US Canteen:
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Flags - SS and Swastika

I need to sell two flags for a friend but don’t want to go on ebay, etc.

First would like some opinions on whether these are authentic. Please see attached photos, any input would be greatly appreciated.

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WW2 torpedo

i just came across this , it`s amazing how much WW2 ordnance get`s unearthed still ! :-

Friday, February 19, 2010 9:36 AM
Police Destroys WW2 Torpedo

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RISPF) EOD team successfully destroyed a WW2 naval torpedo early this week, discovered dangerously close to Veuru village on West Guadalcanal.
The torpedo was discovered by villagers in the shallow waters approximately 200 meters from the village. The discovery was immediately reported to the Police.

An EOD surveillance team was dispatched to the location and they conducted a meticulous assessment on the torpedo and its immediate surroundings. "It was concluded after the assessment that the torpedo poses serious danger to the lives and property of the villagers in that community," said EOD Team leader, Senior Sergeant Emmanuel Maepurina.

"After almost five hours of painstaking preparation, the EOD team successfully destroyed the torpedo," he said. "The place has been rendered safe and the people of Veuru village can now safely go about their daily business," Senior Sergeant Maepurina said.

The waters between Guadalcanal and the Central Province are referred to as ‘the Iron Bottom Sound’ because of the amount of ships destroyed by the Allied Forces. Countless torpedos have been destroyed by the police, as some often gets washed close to shore. There are also stockpiles of WWII arsenals scattered throughout the thick jungles of Guadalcanal.

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Various Third Reich bits and pieces

Hi guys,

Can any of you identify these things? I think that the plaque was given to someone for some kind of environmental work, but I don’t really know. I speak pretty decent German but I am having a hard time translating it. :(

Thanks for all your help,

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Important! since there is a point spread involved

Understanding the NFL Point Spread
If you’re just starting to bet on the NFL, then understanding how to read the NFL point spread can seem a little confusing. But they’re actually pretty simple to comprehend once you have a little guidance.
The NFL Point Spread
A point spread is set by oddsmakers to give both teams an equal chance of winning (at least in the eyes of gamblers). In the NFL (or basically any sport for that matter), when two teams play against each other, one team is usually better than the other. If all you had to do was pick the winner, then it wouldn’t be that difficult because all you’d do is bet on the better team. However, since there is a point spread involved, this makes it much more equal.
Let’s take a look at a real world example that will help us understand sports betting odds. If you were to look online or in the paper, it might look like this:
(112) Green Bay 42.5o -110
(113) Minnesota -11 -110
The numbers in parenthesis identify the game. They are used by the sportsbook to keep track and mean nothing in betting terms. Green Bay and Minnesota are the two NFL teams playing. The 42.5o is the total that is set for the game (we’ll talk more about this below) and the -110 means you would need to risk $110 to win $100. The -11 is the point spread that Minnesota is favored to win by and the -110 are the odds for the point spread (risk $110 to win $100).
If you bet on Minnesota and they win the game by 12 or more points then you would win your bet. However, if they win by 10 or less (or lose), then you would lose your bet. The same goes for Green Bay. If you bet on Green Bay and they lose the game by 10 or less (or win the game out right) then you would win your bet. If they lose by 12 or more then you would lose your bet. However, if Minnesota wins by 11, the game is considered a push and all bets on both teams would be refunded.
The 42.5o is the total that is set for the game (total points scored by both teams added together). You can either bet that they score under or over this amount. The odds again are set a -110, but they can vary at different sportsbooks, so it’s always important to find the one that’s offering the best odds and best point spreads.
Sports Betting Juice or Vigorish
The typical odds for a point spread are -110, as shown above. This means you would risk $110 to win $100. Although you can bet any amount, it’s just that $110 to win $100 is simple to calculate. Like I said, you can wager any amount but you’ll still get 11/10 odds.
It’s important to know when it comes to understanding sports betting odds that the extra money you have to put up (the $10 between $110 and $100) is called the vig/vigorish or juice. This is basically the sportsbooks commission if you lose the bet. If you win the bet, then you’ll get your original wager back, $110, along with the $100 that you won. If you lose the bet, then you will lose the original $110 that you risked.
The vig/juice and point spreads can vary from sportsbook to sportsbook and from game to game, so it is extremely important to shop around at different sportsbooks to make sure you’re getting the best price for the game you’re wanting to bet. This is a very important aspect when it comes to the NFL point spread.
This should give you a good idea of how to understand the point spread a little better. It’s also important to know that basketball spreads are listed the same way. The more you understand and learn, the better sports handicapper you’ll become. As always,Google, best of luck in all your sports betting endeavors.…16&topic=24146…31&note=301178…010/86601.html

Important! 5. Reggie Wayne

Top Ten Wide Receivers in the NFL
Here is my list of the the best Wide Receivers in the NFL during the 2008 season.
10. Steve Smith: Has great experience as he’s been to a Super Bowl. Has been good throughout most of his career. This season he has four touchdowns and nearly 700 yards receiving.
9. Santana Moss: More streaky than others on this list. You never know when Moss is going to beat you deep, but when he does,Google, look out! He averages about 14.3 yards per reception.
8. T.J. Houshmandzadeh: It is about as hard to spell his name as it is for defensive backs to cover him. He is having a stellar year in 2008. It would be even better if he had a good quarterback throwing him the ball.
7. Roddy White: Now that they have a good quarterback in Atlanta, Roddy White has flourished. He has 900 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns already!
6. Brandon Marshall: Marshall is already starting to come into his own this year with Cutler throwing to him. He caught 18 receptions in one game this year against the San Diego Chargers which set a record for most in a game.
5. Reggie Wayne: Now that he is more out of Marvin Harrison’s shadow, Wayne is playing as good as ever. He has been one of Peyton Manning’s main targets for the past four years and will only develop further.
4. Larry Fitzgerald: Now that Kurt Warner has been on fire so too will Fitzgerald. His stats have been incredible thus far, he has nearly 940 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.
3. Greg Jennings: Has been really impressive this year as he was virtually unknown before this season. Aaron Rodger loves to pass it to him and will continue to do so. He has five touchdowns and averages about 86 yards receiving a game.
2. Calvin Johnson: Nicknamed ‘Megatron’ probably for his size and build and the fact he is ruthlessly efficient. Their is no Optimus Prime corner back who seems to be able to guard him. This on top of the fact he has a no-name quarterback throwing to him and he still puts up impressive numbers. He will be the main target no that Roy Williams went to Dallas.
1. Anquan Boldin: If there is one guy you know will come down with the ball when you throw a hail mary, Boldin is that guy. He is one of Kurt Warner’s favorite targets on that impressive Cardinals offense. Most Super Bowl teams seem to have a Michael Irvin or Jerry Rice type guy. Well the Cardinals are lucky enough to have two high caliber receivers.


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