Long time Singaporean collector of World War One and Two militaria from both Axis and Allied nations.

Living historian with 'Syonan Reflections'.

Husband, educator, friend and ex-soldier too.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Crazy April 2010 purchases!

ORIGINAL German WW2 K98 ammo pouch - This came to me in excellent condition all the way from Denmark. It's made in 1936 and it is unit marked too. Received April 30, 2010.
WW2 German K98 ammo pouch
WW2 German K98 ammo pouch
WW2 German K98 ammo pouch
WW2 German K98 ammo pouch

ORIGINAL German 1937 Gas Mask cannister and current US Army Combat Uniform set - Thanks again to Rich of the USA. I bought a German gask mask cannister which he repainted and he kindly threw in a set of used but excellent condition ACUs which were the military issue (The military ACUs had the Infared tab on the pockets unlike those sold commercially.) and the set fit me nicely too! You can read more about the Army Combat Uniform here. Received April 20, 2010.

US Army ACU
US Army ACU
US Army ACU

Cool pose huh.

ORIGINAL WW1 German entrenching tool and leather carrier. - I got this at a special price from Scott residing in England. The ET tool and carrier are marked 1916, and it's still in excellent condition even at 94 years old! Received April 19, 2010.


WW1 German Shovel and carrier
WW1 German Shovel and carrier
WW1 German Shovel and carrier
WW1 German Shovel and carrier
WW1 German Shovel and carrier
WW1 German Shovel and carrier

ORIGINAL WW2 Japanese Type 30 bayonet with rubberised bayonet frog - Once again, I had to clear this from the AEB at Police Cantonment Complex. =-p The bayonet is characteristic of the early to mid war kind with a hooked cross guard and is manaufacture marked from the Tokyo Kokura arsenal. The frog is of late-war rubberised material and is rather stiff due to its age. Received April 14, 2010.


WW2 Japanese Bayonet
WW2 Japanese Bayonet
WW2 Japanese Bayonet
WW2 Japanese Bayonet
WW2 Japanese Bayonet

ORIGINAL 1973 Singapore Armed Forces Career Handbook - Bought this from a Canadian eBay seller (Yes, of all places for such a historical item!) and the condition was superb! Look at the officers salary scale in the photo below and compare it to today's dollars. Peanuts? Received April 09, 2010.

SAF 1970s career guide
SAF 1970s career guide
SAF 1970s career guide
SAF 1970s career guide
SAF 1970s career guide

ORIGINAL WW1 1914 German Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon bar - I hope to put this on my M1910 German WW1 tunic when I purchase it some time from now. Received April 02, 2010.

WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class Ribbon Bar
WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class Ribbon Bar

ORIGINAL Singapore Armed Forces shoulder title and English version of Militaria magazine - It's amazing to purchase our SAF history from a US seller. This shoulder title was worn on the Temasek Green uniforms of the 1960s to denote the soldier's parent regiment. As for the magazine, I have been collecting these rare Out Of Print magazines since my primary school days and it's good to catch one more here before they are all gone! Received on April Fool's Day 2010.

Militaria Magazine and SAF shoulder title
Militaria Magazine and SAF shoulder title

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