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Old 10-25-2003, 07:27 PM   #1
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Visiting And Shopping Inside And Outside The Former Soviet Union.

Gentlemen, I ask again (and again...) for your kind help:
My dad is now at Gdansk for work reasons. As a good-behaving and uninterested son that am I...
Is in that city a place where he can find soviet(or bulgarian, or DDR, or mongolian, or any other of "those" countries)militaria so he can bring me some stuff from his trip?

Regards from my f***ing city,
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Old 10-25-2003, 09:23 PM   #2
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Sure, I was there in August and got some real nice medals and orders as well as a Soviet navy uniform, not only Soviet items but also Polish stuff. I dont have the address right now (I am at work) but I will check when I get home and post the address for at least one quite good shop in Gdansk. Another tip is for him to keep an eye open for street sellers.

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Old 10-26-2003, 06:03 AM   #3
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collecting in Northern Poland

Have to be careful as well - I have gone to Gdansk/Gydnia area several times over past 2 years - stuff can be difficult to find and there is a lot of junk. You have to know specifically what you are looking for- hopefully your Dad has an eye for collecting? I did see a fair amount of DDR stuff - but I collect Soviet, Polish VM - and those items were limited

PS = If you Dad is into history at all - can't beat touring the old WW2 warship located pierside near the movieplex at Gydnia Harbor.
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Old 10-26-2003, 08:25 AM   #4
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Re: collecting in Northern Poland

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PS = If you Dad is into history at all - can't beat touring the old WW2 warship located pierside near the movieplex at Gydnia Harbor.
Dan S. [/B]
I agree, the warship - Blyskawica - is a really worth a visit!

Worth to mention regarding soviet items: there are a lot of fakes around, among the items I got was at least two fakes (a Defense Kiev and a Defense Odessa).

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Old 10-26-2003, 07:41 PM   #5
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Thanx for your tips. Having assured an address is the only option for my dad to find stuff. So when tretov gives me the address...
He he he he...

And in which street is more sure to find street sellers?
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Old 10-27-2003, 06:31 AM   #6
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I am just wandering... How much do they charge You for e.g. stuff from 80's (I doubt they have much earlier things) there?
I have observed (at least here, in the south) that price is different if You speak polish (or russian if dealing w/russians) and haggle than when you speak german and show a wallet full of euros...
Just curious.

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Old 10-27-2003, 02:55 PM   #7
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Al-Muell, when I was there I simply asked in russian for "orders and medals of the USSR". However, in the shop I mentioned above, all orders and medals were priced with stickers so it was no big difference...

Esteban, I have lost the reciept from the store, but I managed to find the plastic bag that I got with my purchases. Here is the adress:

Sopocki Dom Aukcujny (auction house?)
Ulitsa Dluga 67/68
Gdansk

Try it out - I hope it is the correct place! =)

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Old 10-27-2003, 03:37 PM   #8
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Interesting. I didn't know of such shop, but I haven't been to those cities for a few years.
"Sopocki dom aukcyjny" = "Auction house of Sopot"
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Old 10-28-2003, 03:06 PM   #9
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The Sopocki Dom Aukjyjny has stores in the following cities as well:

Ulitsa Boh. Monte Cassino 43
Sopot
("stretched out" town between Gdynia and Gdansk)

Ulitsa Grodzka 6 lp. AND Rynek Glowny 45
Krakow

They have a website also, www.sda.pl
(I could not find any awards there, they seem to have just art and paintings "online")

I love Poland, it was so nice when I was there last time! Warm, sunny, friendly people. Will absolutely go there again.

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Old 10-31-2003, 07:00 PM   #10
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¡THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!

If there is a way to show my appreciation for your efforts, please let me know!

P.S: Well, not "any" one. If we talk about cash affairs, in that I fail...
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