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by randy trawnik
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Christmas 1918 - the forgotten story
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Christmas 1918 - the forgotten story

Worth a read in the New York Times The Forgotten Story of Christmas 1918 We remember the 1914 Christmas Truce as a moment of humanity amid war. Four years later, a darker tale unfolded. By Mary Elisabeth Cox Dr. Cox is the author of “Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924....
by randy trawnik
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 1747

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

The helmet has to be from the 116th Infantry Regiment. This regiment is the only standard Hessen (plain Hessen front plate) regiment that was allowed to wear a black plume for parades.
by randy trawnik
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton
Replies: 25
Views: 3003

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton

PS. I recognize the Leib Hussar pelz. Wow, you have awesome stuff.
by randy trawnik
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton
Replies: 25
Views: 3003

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton

Hello Tony. Sorry that I missed this earlier. Great collection and outstanding "Final Parade".
by randy trawnik
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Pioneer 1st or 3rd Officers helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 1355

Re: Prussian Pioneer 1st or 3rd Officers helmet

Very nice and rare piece. Congrats!
by randy trawnik
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: And behold, a star rose in the East
Replies: 19
Views: 2043

Re: And behold, a star rose in the East

Very nice Tony. Love to see the marked Other Ranks pieces like this Saxon. The leather lined back visor very nice too.
Congrats !!
by randy trawnik
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 9th Grenadier Model 1867 Officer
Replies: 17
Views: 2917

Re: 9th Grenadier Model 1867 Officer

Very nice piece with a history to the Franco Prussian War.
by randy trawnik
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Finally complete
Replies: 29
Views: 3833

Re: Finally complete

Great to have the olde boy all together again. Congrats.
by randy trawnik
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube Feldpostcard 1915
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Re: Pickelhaube Feldpostcard 1915

Great postcard.
by randy trawnik
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 25TH Wedding anniversary gift from my wife
Replies: 20
Views: 3760

Re: 25TH Wedding anniversary gift from my wife

She's a peach. And you wife is great too!
by randy trawnik
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: wartime reservists stein info wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

Re: wartime reservists stein info wanted

I agree with Tony. Original steins had very sedate themes for the bottom window. Nudity and buxom girls are seen in steins from the post 1950 era.
by randy trawnik
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: There is a lot to learn from an old postcard …
Replies: 14
Views: 3628

Re: There is a lot to learn from an old postcard …

Very nice. Thanks for posting.
by randy trawnik
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: A dangerous copy !
Replies: 13
Views: 4611

Re: A dangerous copy !

Wunderbare Info und perfekt bis ins Detail beschrieben. Vielen Dank!
by randy trawnik
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde du Korps
Replies: 87
Views: 26598

Re: Garde du Korps

I am sorry. You must of misread my post. The weight of an eagle is only an initial part of the examination. An original eagle must be lightweight at under 500 grams. An eagle weighing 524 grams is too heavy and thus a COPY as you indicated.
by randy trawnik
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde du Korps
Replies: 87
Views: 26598

Re: Garde du Korps

I have been carefully reading the trail of responses related to the Guard du Corps officer helmet with eagle top herein posted. As a Pickelhaube Collector since 1962, I still consider myself a novice. Paul Pietsch, a great collector, researcher, scholar and author of the Lexicon Books on the Imperia...
by randy trawnik
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 3rd Luftschiffer or 3rd Telegrapher Eigentum Shako w. Cover
Replies: 14
Views: 3409

Re: 3rd Luftschiffer or 3rd Telegrapher Eigentum Shako w. Co

If I get a genuine LUFTSCHIFF then I will take all the PICKELHAUBES.COM guys out for a ride.
:lol:
by randy trawnik
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 3rd Luftschiffer or 3rd Telegrapher Eigentum Shako w. Cover
Replies: 14
Views: 3409

3rd Luftschiffer or 3rd Telegrapher Eigentum Shako w. Cover

I have noted the number of Shakos posted lately on the site. I just picked uo this wonderful 3rd Luftschiffer or 3rd Telegrapher "eigentum" Other Ranks shako with matching numbered field cover. Nearly mint inside and out. Note the fine liner, NCO field badge and leather M91 chinstrap with slide stay...
by randy trawnik
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 2016 SOS new items
Replies: 55
Views: 10817

Re: 2016 SOS new items

Hey!! I get a little credit as I found it for him. Ha Ha!
by randy trawnik
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Two Raupenhelm Steins
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: Two Raupenhelm Steins

Awesome find. Congratulations.
by randy trawnik
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Paymaster Officer helmet
Replies: 22
Views: 6954

Re: Prussian Paymaster Officer helmet

Nice one James. I am very interested in the diverse military administrative helmet such as this. I recently picked up a Medical Officer which was the helmet you show but all in gold. Congrats......
by randy trawnik
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: A RARE ONE Furstentum Waldeck Prymont
Replies: 7
Views: 5418

Re: A RARE ONE Furstentum Waldeck Prymont

I also noted this helmet in the recent Thiess Auction. In 2002, I had the opportunity to see a wonderful and all original Waldeck Prymont Flugeladjutant in the Kurhessishes Museum outside Kassell. The quality and fine detail of the star looked far superior to the recent offering. I have included a c...
by randy trawnik
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Gigantic JzP
Replies: 21
Views: 4371

Re: Gigantic JzP

I have been collecting since 1965 and I have never seen such a large and obviously different lobster tail helmet. It looks almost distorted due to the size.
by randy trawnik
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Gigantic JzP
Replies: 21
Views: 4371

Gigantic JzP

I just found this 7th JzP that was on eBay and came from an estate sale in New York. It is the largest metal (JzP and Kurassier style) that I have ever seen. It is unit marked, dated and has the size "62" stamped in the back trim. It absolutely dwarfs my other JzP helmets that are marked size 54. Al...
by randy trawnik
Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Large size copy of famous picture
Replies: 40
Views: 12604

Re: Large size copy of famous picture

Awesome find. Congrats!!
by randy trawnik
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Not a helmet this time, a cool painting
Replies: 7
Views: 1970

Re: Not a helmet this time, a cool painting

Vwey nice painting. I have a number in my collection room. Such items give a sense of human reality to the hobby.
by randy trawnik
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Minneapolis Show
Replies: 11
Views: 2721

Re: Minneapolis Show

Great find! :bravo: It is wonderful to see that fine items still show up at local shows. We are all on a treasure hunt and striking gold is always fun.
by randy trawnik
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction
Replies: 50
Views: 19443

Re: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction

I just heard that the principle players and purchasers in the auction were a Mexican father and son, 2 European dealers and an active phone bidder. My BIG bid for the Mecklenburg General did not last 5 seconds. It was fun and exciting to see so many primo helmets at one time. I guess the market plac...
by randy trawnik
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction
Replies: 50
Views: 19443

Re: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction

Hey Guys;
I just talked to Wes Dillon at the James Julia Auction house. He is sending a bunch of catalogs to me while I am at the SOS. They sell for $30 but he says it will be a reduced price for the show. I will let you know when I get them at the show. Anyone who wants one come by my table.
Randy
by randy trawnik
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2014
Replies: 89
Views: 29612

Re: SOS 2014

Hello Fellow Pickelheads
I look forward to seeing you guys. It is fun to trade stories and visit.
See you there
Randy
by randy trawnik
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction
Replies: 50
Views: 19443

Re: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction

I just returned from Maine to help the James Julia Auction house identify and classify the Robert Haskell Collection. The auction house has also reached out to other top collectors for their input. There were about 150 helmets in the grouping. Bob Haskell was the consummate collector. He schooled hi...
by randy trawnik
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Mini-Wappen attached to Prussian Wappen?
Replies: 10
Views: 3491

Re: Mini-Wappen attached to Prussian Wappen?

Please send a photo of the entire helmet. From the photo you posted, it looks like a standard Prussian Officer ( round spike base, round spike base, and gold trim) style with rounded chin scales. If so then it is a Medical Officer helmet. Look for name or markings in helmet.
by randy trawnik
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Floorplans
Replies: 25
Views: 8123

Re: SOS Floorplans

Randy Trawnik, Remy Schaal and Tony Cowan will be at H34
by randy trawnik
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Meldereiter
Replies: 25
Views: 4754

Re: Meldereiter

Hey guys. This is a very unusual helmet. It came out of an old estate sale in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The antiques dealer had no idea what it was when he offered it. The helmet is quite salty and I feel that it has never been touched. Karsten Ritscher had a helmet like this many years ago with a phot...
by randy trawnik
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My new Uberzug, new Variation?
Replies: 8
Views: 1703

Re: My new Uberzug, new Variation?

Great find. I suspected that it was a genuine pickelhaube cover. Most people think that the small sized helmets are "childs" helmets when in fact they are regular helmets. Congrats!!!!
by randy trawnik
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2012 photos from the show and other stuff
Replies: 42
Views: 10182

Re: SOS 2012 photos from the show and other stuff

Talk about being SICK. I started feeling poorly on Saturday morning. By Sunday I was down and out. My doctor thought it was food poisoning. YUCK. :o
by randy trawnik
Thu May 19, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen Offizier Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 25 ab 1915 Parade
Replies: 37
Views: 9259

Hessen 25 FAR

Beautiful post 1915 helmet. The pearl ring was used by Hessen Artillery Regiments only. Very impressed with the condition too. OUTSTANDING!! :o
by randy trawnik
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Grenadier
Replies: 14
Views: 3259

7th Grenadier helmet

Beautiful 7th Grenadier enlisted helmet. Great find!!! Is it marked in the back? :D
by randy trawnik
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Weekend Excursion to a Sleepy Little Museum - Suprise
Replies: 14
Views: 3227

Wow what a wonderful find. Many Hessen helmets were brought back after WWII because Darmstadt was a major headquarters area for the US Army. All of the "woodwork" Hessen helmets that I have come from US Vets who found them in or around the Frankfurt and Darmstadt. Wonderful piece and beautifully mar...
by randy trawnik
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Wartime Mecklemburg
Replies: 18
Views: 5711

Wartime Mecklenburg

I don't comment much but all I can say is WOW. These are rarer than hens teeth. Congrats on the find.
by randy trawnik
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Asian Filz
Replies: 29
Views: 10181

Asian Filzhaube

Dear Joe, Chas, et. al. I asked Joe to post the photos of the Asian Filzhaube conversion to help stimulate the exchange of ideas. This unusual helmet came from the family of a well known and now deceased west coast collector. I had been friends with the gentleman for many years. He obtained the helm...