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So do you collect anything? Stamps, coins, dildos? What ever is it.


I for one collect Bond movies.

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11 Jul 2014, 14:17
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Do achievements count? :P
I don't collect anything, as I'm not a very materialistic person. Generally, I'm trying to throw things away or donate them.


11 Jul 2014, 15:39
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I collect dust... jk. I'm starting to collect some action figures from my favorite games and such. I also collect Steam games. Have 93 of them so far.

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I collect everything.

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11 Jul 2014, 17:24
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Coins, coins, and coins. I also collect card decks you get at state parks.

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I collect military artifacts and old currency (if stumble upon it). I started when I was 13, so I've gotten some good stuff over the years. From the Cold War dating all the way back the Civil War.

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11 Jul 2014, 18:40
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Pictured(in my hand) are 1800s Morgan Silver Dollar coins worth more than some people make in a week. Also featured is a genuine "Canadian Nickel" from 1940.


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That's really cool. I've always loved coins, but I don't have many that are more than one hundred years old (aside from one piece of silver I have from 17th century Spain). How did you come across those?
Here is one of the cool historical pieces I have.
These are the identification papers of Oberleutnant (First Lieutenant) Karl Fischer.


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He was born in Austria on June 22, 1911.

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He joined in November, 1939.

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These stamps were stamped for each deployment/mobilization to a particular area. During the majority of the war he was in the German 6th panzer, though he also served in Africa for a short time and also in another unit in France towards the end of the war. His unit was actually in Normandy during D-Day, and it was almost completely annihilated whilst defending a bridge. Somehow he survived and the final stamp is dated May 1, 1945.
The war ended very soon after this date, so it is very possible he survived.

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This page shows the weapons he was trained and certified to carry during basic training. The Kar98k and the MG34. Notice that there is no MP40, the most common weapon used by officers. There are few possibilities. The first is that because the MP40 came out in 1940 he wouldn't have trained with it. But this does not explain why he was not trained in one of the other, many submachine guns used by officers at the time. Personally, I believe that was an enlisted man who received a combat promotion. I base this off the specific use of the word "enlisted" in the beginning of his papers and also off the unlikeliness of being an officer from 1939-1945 without receiving a promotion. Though I cannot back this up with real proof, it's just a guess.

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The back cover of his papers has a small pocked in it. On the pocket is written the address of his wife.

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Inside of the pocket is a four leaf clover.

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So while I was posting this I cam across an old link I had saved on my computer for what is basically the German Department of Veterans' Affairs (I don't know exactly how the German translates but that's basically what it is). So I just submitted a records request on Karl Fischer using the info in his papers. I should hopefully find out something soon as to his awards, combat records, and if he survived or not.

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11 Jul 2014, 22:04
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Does anyone else find it strange to own the personal documents of a non relative human beong?

No, just me?
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