The day started badly.
I did not know a place to go to dig, where I have't been.
A colleague suggested going to a deserted railway station "Bart."
Next to it were several German headquarters.
I did not like this idea - all the places around the station for a long time totally dug and there hard to find even a rusty nail.
When we arrived at the destination, the worst fears were confirmed - all the bunkers were dug to the bottom by our competitors.
Unearthed tin cans and almost no signals were not given a hope for good luck. Mood completely deteriorated.
But the detector gave a stable signal.
The signal was bad, like as a tin can, but I decided to dig up, because there was nothing more to dig.
Signal has been deeply bayonet spade and it gave some hope.
At a depth of 30-40 centimeters dug a piece of leather.
I immediately realized that it was a loop of gun holster. Further digging by hand only :)
Holster was not empty, the inside was a Russian TT33 gun. It was already a good find.
I checked the hole with detector, the signal is not lost, it was much better!
I continued to dig by hands and on the surface of the pit began to appear German badges.
It was great fun!
Most of the badges will soon be on sale. I'll let you know about it, those who signed up for the news.
Now look at the photo report ;)
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Reg Pitt (Sunday, 26 August 2012 23:34)
It would appear that you have ran across cache of unissued awards.
Considering cardboard boxes were found as well. Maybe quickly dumped by retreating Germans???? What are your thoughts?
Andrey (Monday, 27 August 2012 00:48)
I dig into "Courland pocket". This is a fairly compact place of surrender 32 German divisions. I think these awards were hidden 8 May 1945. On the day of the surrender.
Aaron (Monday, 27 August 2012 03:17)
Amazing! Congratulations! Can't wait to purchase some!
Andrey (Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:46)
Aaron, thank you! Great purchase!
Andrey (Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:49)
The others want to say, there is still a lot! Welcome to the store! http://www.kurlandmilitaria.com/home/shop/medals-pins-ribbons/
dragos (Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:21)
you cant put to sell here also great work and i respect you the page i was made with my latvian friends i was in may this year good rezolts ..and next year i will go again
dragos (Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:22)
Andrey (Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:28)
Thank you! Interesting page!
carlos (Thursday, 12 December 2013 05:36)
andrey, i love your website man,its awesome!!!! it would be a dream to go and dig and find stuff where you live,i have never seen a German cross in dug condition, that's a very nice find, i wish you the best of luck and i will definitely buy some stuff from you soon!!!!!
Russ Christe (Thursday, 07 July 2016 19:54)
What is the price list and what do you have for sale.