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Monday, August 2, 2021

Visiting Museum of the Sea in Biarritz 🌊⚓️πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ¦‘πŸ¦€πŸ πŸŸπŸ‹

Biarritz Aquarium, also known as le MusΓ©e de la Mer (Museum of the Sea), is an aquarium in Biarritz. The building, in art deco style, was opened in 1933. The museum exhibition shows all about the history of fishing in the Bay of Biscay. Navigation instruments, historical collections and explanations of tuna fishing and whaling by Basque fishermen.The museum also has a fascinating collection of the fish and invertebrates that live in the Bay of Biscay displayed in 24 aquariums with over 150 species including sharks, saw fish and the guitar ray.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Napoleon 1st and the Murat family

Napoleon 1st and the Murat family. This postcard was issued by Stengel&Co Gmbh Dresden(Germany).

Friday, July 30, 2021

Visiting Spike Island : Drill Shed

The gun drill shed located at Spike Island and Britains Deetail soldiers. The 6 inch gun was mounted for for training purposes in a covered building on the north of the island known as the Drill shed.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Armoured vehicles of the Warsaw Pact

These plastic models (~1/30) of armoured vehicles were produced in DDR by Pneumant (VEB Plastaform GrΓ€fenthal) company in 80s. You can see here PT-76 amphibious light tank, T-54 main battle tank and ZSU-57-2 Mobile self-propelled AA gun. These USSR designed armoured vehicles were operated by DDR NVA army and other countries of the Warsaw Pact (e.g. Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary). All these toy tanks are equipped by friction motors !

Monday, July 26, 2021

German Winterhilfswerk (WHW) Kriegsmarine battleships

These small plastic Kriegsmarine battleships, charity donation badges, were distributed within the Winterhilfswerk (Winter Relief) - an annual donation drive run by the National Socialist People's Welfare to help finance charitable work (plastic c. 55 X 15 mm).

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Day of the Russian Navy

Day of the Russian Navy honors the sailors in units of the Russian (USSR) Navy and its specialized arms (Naval Aviation and the Coastal Troops consisting of the Naval Infantry and the Coastal Missile and Artillery Troops). It is celebrated annually, on the last Sunday of July.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Lineol Infantry-band

Lineol(Germany) produced 7.5 cm sets of marching musicians for Heer, Luftwaffe and FLAK troops. Lineol made also figures of musicians representing different German paramilitary organisations of that time: SA, SS, RAD, Hitler Youth, Jungvolk, BdM, Stahlhelmbund and NSFK.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

French postcard with military toys from WW1

This one will be a general ! Phototypie A. Bergeret, Nancy.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Vintage Postcard of Ron Wall Miniatures Toy Soldiers Display

Vintage Postcard of Ron Wall Miniatures Toy Soldiers Display at the Toy Shops in Galena IL from the W. Paul LeGreco Collection (c.1970).

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Visiting the Gun Park on Spike Island.

Spike Island (Ireland) is home to a unique collection of artillery pieces. The collection at Fort Mitchell traces the use of artillery in Ireland from the 1700’s up to the present-day Irish Army. The collection includes the Bofors L/60 and L/70 40mm anti-aircraft guns, and the British Ordnance QF 18 and 25-pounders. Others such as a 17-inch anti-tank gun and a 4.7-inch coastal gun are one of a kind examples in Ireland. You can also find the FV101 Scorpion tank, a British armored reconnaissance vehicle. 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Lineol Flak gun 950

This Lineol Flak gun 950 is quite a rare model. It was produced alongside the later 88mm gun for a while. This model was based on the real Flak 102 of the World War I.