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Old 14-11-17, 07:28 AM
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Thanks to all and hopefully I can continue to be active here.
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Arrived in Jerusalem and have forum access.
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Jerry, Good news on your safe arrival.

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Thatís cracking news, Jerry. And the time difference is what...two hours ahead there, so business as usual!

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All good so far, though flat hunting yet to cone as only in airbnb for a week.
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Well done Jerry,

And thanks for the updates and pics. It must be quite an adventure moving to such an interesting and historic place.

Perhaps the inspiration for a new collection?

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Old 26-11-17, 07:21 AM
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Thanks Roy,

in my trips here I have yet to find any militaria for sale except some modern IDF badges and berets in Eilat last spring.

It would be great to find some WWI or WWII items, or six days war etc...Hopefully I'll find some sooner or later.
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In 1978-80 on a few trips to Tel Aviv I visited a little "junk shop" in the stretch of Allenby Street that leads to the beach.
It was run by an ex- Zion Mule Corps man & amongst his wares were military insignia of that time & also some earlier bits & pieces.
I bought myself lots of insignia & berets & I got more for "Surplus Supplies of Cambridge which I passed on to them at cost price.
At that time you could buy headgear & rank insignia but I was unable to buy cloth formation signs, being told it wasn't allowed.
In Ben Yehudah there were a few surplus shops where you could find old respirators, dust goggles & the like.
All those places will be long gone, but try contacting Alex at "Historiama", he sells militaria & perhaps he can steer you to other outlets:

http://www.historama.com/history-sho...militaria.html

Some Israel based sellers offer items like insignia & berets on eBay, try contacting them in the hope they have suitable stuff that you can pick up?
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Old 26-11-17, 09:23 AM
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In 1978-80 on a few trips to Tel Aviv I visited a little "junk shop" in the stretch of Allenby Street that leads to the beach.
It was run by an ex- Zion Mule Corps man & amongst his wares were military insignia of that time & also some earlier bits & pieces.
I bought myself lots of insignia & berets & I got more for "Surplus Supplies of Cambridge which I passed on to them at cost price.
At that time you could buy headgear & rank insignia but I was unable to buy cloth formation signs, being told it wasn't allowed.
In Ben Yehudah there were a few surplus shops where you could find old respirators, dust goggles & the like.
All those places will be long gone, but try contacting Alex at "Historiama", he sells militaria & perhaps he can steer you to other outlets:

http://www.historama.com/history-sho...militaria.html

Some Israel based sellers offer items like insignia & berets on eBay, try contacting them in the hope they have suitable stuff that you can pick up?
Thanks Leigh, this is appreciated. Good to have an address for shop, it is near the area where we are likely to be living. We have yet to finalise a flat yet!
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Old 26-11-17, 10:27 AM
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Again, the people I met along that little strip of Allenby will be long gone, the bit down by the beach was rough, ill lit with drunks huddled around 40 gal oil drum braziers outside sleazy little bars, shouting & fighting.
The other end had a few jewelers & antique shops which were too upmarket for me although they had a few exotic looking foreign awards, crosses in gilt, silver enamels etc for sale.
The red light district to the south side & a new hotel district to the north (or so it was described to me at the time).
My hotel on that visit turned out to be down a side road there on the south side.
I spent a great evening swigging Macabee & eating falafel & pizza around one of those volcanic oil drums, an American Israeli guy introduced me to a little old lady (ex of the nocturnal sidewalk perambulation persuasion) & a few other ex concentration camp survivors. All still had their camp tattoos.
They understood virtually no English & I understood less as the evening wore on.
A slightly scarier version of sitting in an English town square drinking Special Brew with the local winos I suppose, but they were interesting people who'd obviously been through a heck of an experience.

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Hi Jerry, there is a small kiosk outside the bus station on Jaffa Road and a small distance back towards the old town is a shop on the opposite side that sells military surplus and has a few badges and insignia, or was a couple of years ago, best wishes Mike
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Hi Jerry, there is a small kiosk outside the bus station on Jaffa Road and a small distance back towards the old town is a shop on the opposite side that sells military surplus and has a few badges and insignia, or was a couple of years ago, best wishes Mike
Thanks Mike.

I was on the Jaffa road earlier, went to look at a flat near there, toward the western outskirts out in Nachlaot.
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Hi Jerry, Mike Schnur is very good but I think he lives near Haifa, I do have an email address for him, best wishes Mike

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