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  • Mrs Toast
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    Email Lemmy from Motorhead and see if he wants it.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Ask Lemmy if he fancies it

    I’ll tell you something about history. From the beginning of time, the bad guys always had the best uniforms. Napoleon, the Confederates, the Nazis. They all had killer uniforms. I mean, the SS uniform is….. ****ing brilliant! They were the rock stars of that time.

    EDIT: Beat me too it

    xiphon
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    Donate to a museum?

    FunkyDunc
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    Would some museum or other pay you for it? To be honest I’d be just happy to hand it over to one without any payment.

    Bagstard
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    He said he is skint!

    My grandad died in Belsen.

    He got drunk one night and fell out of his watchtower.

    TAXI!

    ernie_lynch
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    I really don’t want it to fall into the hands of some neo-Nazi ‘enthusiast’

    Well that’s probably where it’ll end up, specially if it’s got connection with the SS.

    Post on Stormfront Forum for best price.

    neninja
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    The Imperial War Museum had a Holocaust section – perhaps offer it them on loan or as a gift.

    hora
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    Approach a number of Museums and ask for their Buyer/Artifact Buyer.

    Its one of those things thats worth either absolutely nothing or something. However I doubt its worth a massive amount.

    I reckon say £700.

    My Great Uncles ceremonial sword is priceless.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Go on a killing spree with it, maybe wear a white hood, to discredit the right wingers

    Premier Icon binners
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    My Great Uncles ceremonial sword is priceless.

    Is that a euphemism for something unspeakable?

    jon1973
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    I can never forgive the Germans for the way they treated my grandfather during the war…passed over for promotion time and time again.

    old, I know.

    schrickvr6
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    Can I be the first second to say killing spree.

    the teaboy
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    Anyone got Lemmy’s number?!

    He told me that he wanted some good to come to the family from ‘this horrible thing’ and he wanted me to sell it. I think it was the key to some dark memories for him.

    I asked a couple of museums about donations but they said it wasnt their ‘kind of thing’ and were completely unhelpful.

    To be honest, I’m struggling to see why anyone would want it if they didn’t buy into the ideology a bit.

    hora
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    Is that a euphemism for something unspeakable?

    Officers sword.

    the teaboy
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    schrickvr6 – Member
    Can I be the first second to say killing spree.

    Nice try!

    Before we had kids it was stored in a box under the bed. It would scare the crap out of a burglar!

    Anyone need a bike thief deterrent?

    wrecker
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    It’s just a piece of metal. Take an idiots money and smile as you do it.

    Squidlord
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    [bing bong] MuddyDwarf to the forum please [bingbong]

    Klunk
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    you could put it on here or see if any of the dealers listed are selling similar

    My Grandad was in the medical core and was one of the first people into Belsen when it fell…. he didnt say much about it.

    Klunk
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    I’ll tell you something about history. From the beginning of time, the bad guys always had the best uniforms. Napoleon, the Confederates, the Nazis. They all had killer uniforms. I mean, the SS uniform is….. ****ing brilliant! They were the rock stars of that time.

    have to disagree with him, the coolest looking WWII uniform IMO was the US paratrooper kit (but i think you’d look a dick wearing either 😉 ) or steve mcqueen sporting the US pilot look in the Great escape obviously.

    the teaboy
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    Thanks Klunk – that’s handy.

    a_a – I know that ‘stiff upper lip’ well. Must have been so traumatic.

    wrecker
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    Wasn’t the SS uniform designed by Hugo Boss?

    the teaboy
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    My Granddad was part of the team which demolished Belsen at the end of the war. He ‘liberated’ a 3-foot Nazi ceremonial sword which, for some reason, he left to me when he died. Thanks Granddad!

    It’s been in my garage for a few years and I’m skint now so am thinking about moving it on.

    On one hand I’d imagine it’s worth a few quid and I know that he wanted me to sell it. On the other, I really don’t want it to fall into the hands of some neo-Nazi ‘enthusiast’ (maniac).

    Anyone know how I might go about selling it?

    Should I put it on the Classifieds?!

    schrickvr6
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    Ooops misread the title as ethnics and nazi stuff.

    oliverd1981
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    Hans – are we the baddies?

    £50 – and I’ll only use it for doing the turkey at Christmas.

    It’s just a piece of metal. Take an idiots money and smile as you do it.

    Like selling a bike on E-bay

    TuckerUK
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    I am in possesion of an SS Police Officers sword, and have similar worries about selling. Mine is serial numbered so could be traced to an individual I guess. I have seen the same swords selling for thousands of dollars to US buyers.

    …the coolest looking WWII uniform IMO was the US paratrooper kit…

    If ‘scruffy bag of shite’ look is cool. Most comfortable and practical, well you might have a point, but lookswise it’s right down there with potato sacks.

    rkk01
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    Is it SS or Wehrmacht? Might make a diffrence in how you rationalise the ethics of the thing.

    ETA – Is it just me that finds it odd that persoanl accoutrements, such as uniforms, badges, knives / bayonets / swords etc, can be viewed as embodying the evil of the Nazi regime, whereas “bigger kit” is somehow de-personalised and viewed merely as a (usually very good) piece of military technology / hardware.

    That photo ^^ – dressing up in the SS uniform looks totally inappropriate, yet the jagdpanzer doesn’t…

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    [bing bong] MuddyDwarf to the forum please [bingbong]

    😆

    No thanks, got my own swords and i only go for medieval stuff – now if you hand a Landsneckt (sp?) Zweihander i might be interested!

    All the blokes i know who do WWII German stuff wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole, for obvious reasons they are EXTREMELY wary of neo-nazi nutters trying to join their groups and nazi insignia/kit is banned from most groups as far as i know.

    rkk01
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    the coolest looking WWII uniform IMO was the US paratrooper kit…

    If ‘scruffy bag of shite’ look is cool. Most comfortable and practical, well you might have a point, but lookswise it’s right down there with potato sacks.

    Ethics aside, again, the elite German forces – Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe (fallshirmjäger) and especially Waffen SS, were very much at the fore in modernising combat gear, especially disruptive patterns

    TuckerUK
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    Ethics aside, again, the German forces were very much at the fore in modernising combat

    FTFY

    Edit: I should just add (although it’s sad that I feel I have to), my father fought in WWII against them.

    wrecker
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    fallshirmjäger (paratroopers) were wehrmacht (army), not luftwaffe (air force). Still keen on grey.

    BikePawl
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    From watching to many antiques programmes, have you got lots of other information, documents, photos other memrobelia of your grandfather. Tell your grandfather’s story and why he had that sword.

    rkk01
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    fallshirmjäger (paratroopers) were wehrmacht (army), not luftwaffe (air force).

    From the various books I’ve read, I was under the impression that the fallshirmjäger came under the Luftwaffe command structure…

    wrecker
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    I beg your pardon, it seems they were luftwaffe in the beginning.

    user-removed
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    Wrecker – it’s no wonder they lost – they all have their eyes closed in that photo…

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    That was because the fat man in charge of the Luftwaffe insisted that anything to do with aeroplanes came under his personal command – the Nazi’s were a bit competitive about things like that..

    ihaveabike
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    If this is a real sword from Belsen it is worth a LOT of money..99% of the stuff is fake so you must have documents etc I mean its worth more money than just a few 1000. The market for this sort of stuff is huge especially the in USA and Japan. Id do some research and see who deals with this stuff and get a few quotes.
    Ironically the USSR also had death camps and Stalin killed many more than Hitler, but then again we were on his side so that makes it different..lol. So I wouldn’t worry about any moral stuff, just what bike you going to buy.
    Edit, i presume its a SS one.

    http://www.wwiidaggers.com/SSPOL.htm

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