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Old 4 April 2011, 06:12 AM   #81 (permalink)
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... I have seen many clever forgeries.....coming out of eastern Europe in recent years.
What, forgeries from Eastern Europe? I am shocked (just like Capt. Renault in Casablanca)!
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Old 6 April 2011, 07:07 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Any record anywhere that Lt. Zeumer gave these shotglasses to MvR?

(Item # 1 on the Hermann Historica list)
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Old 6 April 2011, 11:08 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Any record anywhere that Lt. Zeumer gave these shotglasses to MvR?

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As far as I know: no. BUT other presents aren't mentioned as well.

I personally would love to see a dog collar 'Moritz' given to MvR by Zeumer. Remember: Zeumer and MvR bought both puppy dogs, giving them the names Max and Moritz (like the famous cartoon by Wilhelm Busch). THAT would be a personal gift - but nothing to be auctioned 90 years later

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Old 7 April 2011, 03:26 PM   #84 (permalink)
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These are all pieces of his Dr1: the top one is a piece of tubing made into a serviette holder; the middle ones are three turnbuckles; whilst the bottom one is part of one of his guns showing a jammed firing pin. When it was jammed is unknown, so don't ask!

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I believe these items (Napkin ring, turnbuckles and Maxim LMG 08/15 receiver) came from the collection of the late P.J. Carisella and were sold at James D. Julia Inc. Auction House, Outstanding Spring Firearms Auction March 14-16th, 2005. If the receiver is #1795a that sold at James D. Julia Inc. they have really cleaned it.

While we're on the subject, I thought I would ask this question. His mother (Kunigunde Freifrau von Richthofen) mentions that he brought an air rifle with him on a vacation to his Grandmothers house.

“We passed our vacations in the county with Grandmother. One day Manfred could not suppress his fast-developing passion for hunting. He had his first air rifle and with it killed three or four of Grandmother’s tame ducks that he found swimming in a pond near the house. He proudly related his exploit to his grandmother, and I started to reprimand him. His good old grandmother stopped me from scolding him because, as she said, he had been right in confessing his misdeed.”

Does any one know what type of air rifle(s) he owned?

I know there were many small air gun manufactures during this epoch and large ones such as Giffard, Pope, Haviland & Gunn, Herkimer, and Quackenbush (which was endorsed by General W.T. Sherman).
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...He had his first air rifle and with it killed three or four of Grandmother’s tame ducks that he found swimming in a pond...
His first sitting ducks! Later they were DH2s and various obsolete two-seaters...

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His first sitting ducks! Later they were DH2s and various obsolete two-seaters...

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And the only ones he had a choice about or that weren't armed with machine guns and trying to kill him.
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his treasures including the rotory engine lamp is with the amber room im my basement.
If I remember right it was Hawkers engine
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Old 25 April 2011, 08:30 PM   #88 (permalink)
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More memorabilia at Omaka

Recently revealed at Omaka (way Downunder) is yet more memorablia of his plus some of Boelke's and Immelmann's. There are some of Goering's too but it's a bit difficult to get a decent picture of them just yet.

Also newly arrived is a Curtiss MF Flying Boat.

If I'm making you jealous, this just might be the incentive to come visit the Heritage Centre....

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Plus some of Boelke


and Immelmann

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If I'm making you jealous, this just might be the incentive to come visit the Heritage Centre....
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We're coming, we're coming already!!!
Just thinking that you guys "down-under" made the big trip to fight in Europe. It is right and fitting that you have a good share of artefacts on exhibition in your part of the world and the least the rest of us can do is make the trek back to your shores to see them and honor the members of the armed services who made such a huge sacrifices!
Thanks for the photos,
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These are great!! Thanks for posting them. I'd love to come to New Zealand and see it myself!! The museum looks incredible!
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