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by istanbulian
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Latest Find ...
Replies: 13
Views: 2511

Re: Latest Find ...

They don't come much nicer than that! Congratulations. :bravo:
by istanbulian
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Turkish Ottoman PC - WWI
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: Turkish Ottoman PC - WWI

I can't answer the question you raised but Adrianapole is modern-day Edirne in Western Thrace; prior to the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans in 1453 this was the capital of the Ottoman empire.
by istanbulian
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian vulcanfiber pickelhaube
Replies: 32
Views: 4519

Re: Bavarian vulcanfiber pickelhaube

I think the enamel plates were only introduced in 1913...

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When I looked at Stubbs for confirmation of the above I noticed that he features Bavarian Generals' helmets with only the central crown voided #-o
by istanbulian
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian vulcanfiber pickelhaube
Replies: 32
Views: 4519

Re: Bavarian vulcanfiber pickelhaube

...go on then, I will play as well. This is an example with just the central crown pierced just as a contrast http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k552/istanbulian/Bayerische_Rez_Inf_Wappenb.jpg ... and now a version with the later simplified wappen with just the central crown pierced. http://i1115.p...
by istanbulian
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian vulcanfiber pickelhaube
Replies: 32
Views: 4519

Re: Bavarian vulcanfiber pickelhaube

Ron,

Good point re the voided crowns and it caused me to examine my examples.

Both my General's helmets have all three crowns voided as do the Schwere Reiter and Chevauleger examples.
Both of my infantry examples (Lieb Regt 1 and line infantry regiment) only have the central crown voided.

Ian
by istanbulian
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian vulcanfiber pickelhaube
Replies: 32
Views: 4519

Re: Bavarian vulcanfiber pickelhaube

I like it :thumb up: Those vulcanfibre helmets always display well because they retain their shape; this does, however, appear to have had some light restoration. The front retaining pin looks to have been replaced at some time. I'm aware that on Bavarian helmets the front retaining pin is rareley a...
by istanbulian
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My Xmas present
Replies: 25
Views: 10424

Re: My Xmas present

That is one class haube; Wallis and Wallis do indeed have some nice items.

Congratulations.
by istanbulian
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sachsen Leibgrenadierregiment nr. 100 with touching monument
Replies: 21
Views: 5721

Re: Sachsen Leibgrenadierregiment nr. 100 with touching monu

Great research vonKluck. Don't you just love it when the pieces fall into place like that? From my own grandfather's service history it is easy to see how in wartime units/sub-units and individuals can get posted to all sorts of locations which at first look belie belief.

Good job!
by istanbulian
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Battle Damaged 10th Company Garde-Division Helmet F.B. 62
Replies: 24
Views: 10792

Re: Battle Damaged 10th Company Garde-Division Helmet F.B. 6

That is one neat helmet; can't think he would have survived that level of shell fragment impact!
by istanbulian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get them before they are gone
Replies: 4
Views: 3566

Volume 2 now available on pre-order

I notice that on Amazon UK they already have volume 2 on pre-order:

# Hardcover: 656 pages
# Publisher: Helion & Company Ltd (19 May 2011)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1907677127
# ISBN-13: 978-1907677120
by istanbulian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Other Side of the War Vol 2 on pre-order
Replies: 0
Views: 1142

The Other Side of the War Vol 2 on pre-order

I notice that on Amazon UK they already have volume 2 on pre-order:

# Hardcover: 656 pages
# Publisher: Helion & Company Ltd (19 May 2011)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1907677127
# ISBN-13: 978-1907677120
by istanbulian
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Thomas Weber's "Hitler's First War"
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

I have to say that I found this book very interesting. It is very much a book of 2 halves with the post-war analysis being for me much the less interesting and very much repetitive. The English version could do with a decent editor to correct some of the gross errors in the text, and I found Thomas'...
by istanbulian
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: ear cutout helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

For me it's not even close I'm afraid.

As already mentioned the flare is incorrect as is the liner. Also the retention of the strap to the bales does not conform to the M1918 form; the chinstrap should be retained via metal pop-rivets, not sewn.
by istanbulian
Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: M16 two tone camo... the last one for 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3064

M1916's don't come any better than that.

What a great way to end the year. Congratulations.
by istanbulian
Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Adler's Imperial bunker enlargement
Replies: 21
Views: 3178

Absolutely first class.....

I'm glad to see that you didn't take any display/presentation tips from the owner of the "museum" at Hill 62/Sanctuary Wood :D
by istanbulian
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reproduction Officers Feldrock
Replies: 0
Views: 1394

Reproduction Officers Feldrock

Whilst staying at the Ariane Hotel (Ypres) recently I was really taken with their half-torso displays and thought it would be a neat way of displaying the odd stahlhelm/pickelhaube with a gumimaske/lederschutzemaske. I can neither afford (nor would wish) to use an original 0fficers feldrock for the ...
by istanbulian
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M 95 Off. Inf. Wurtemberg
Replies: 3
Views: 922

If you can't live with that deformed rear visor I will look after it for you :D

Yet another beauty; congrats. :thumbleft:
by istanbulian
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet display/stands
Replies: 18
Views: 3496

Coffee tins and jam jars painted matt black is my cost-effective way for the pickelhauben but I do like head-forms for stahlhelm. I managed to pick up some used as hairdressing exam/test piece head-forms, from a fellow collector in France and wish I had some more as most head-forms either look cheap...
by istanbulian
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New Guy on the block
Replies: 8
Views: 3669

Fantastic issue stamps :thumb up:

A very warm welcome
by istanbulian
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: An M95 Res. Off. Infanterie Saxony (Long Tall Sally...)
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Absolute beauty.

For some reason the Saxons seem to have gone particularly overboard with the old fashion-spikes. The tallest spikes and kugels I have are both on Saxon helmets.
by istanbulian
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Burgers Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 3710

An extremely attractive (and rare) trio. Congratulations. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by istanbulian
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Home Service Helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 4251

Absolutely stunning reminder of Rorkes Drift
by istanbulian
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian Wappen- a moral dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Welcome to the forum. Looks like the old man spent all his money on Brasso from the evidence of the accumulated crud to the reverse of the wappen. There are a couple of my old pickelhauben somewhere in the Merseyside area; or at least I assume that's where they are after the local scum burgled my ho...
by istanbulian
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Wuerttemberg 26 DR
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Wow. What a beauty.
by istanbulian
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M89/97 Tschapka Ulanen-Regt. 15, sparkling...
Replies: 12
Views: 2519

Thanks for that.

Guess I need to just experiment some more with the lighting set-up in my garden shed then Adler as essentially I am using the same technique.Oh for some decent natural light!
by istanbulian
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M89/97 Tschapka Ulanen-Regt. 15, sparkling...
Replies: 12
Views: 2519

Wonderful set: and great photos as well. Let us into the secret of your photos; what is your photographic set up? Having moved from Turkey back to the UK I must admit that I am struggling to get the same quality of photos I did before the move. Could be something to do with a lack adequate natural l...
by istanbulian
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: They are coming back!
Replies: 32
Views: 8159

OMG

Absolutely stunning.
by istanbulian
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Welcome martin guerre!
Replies: 6
Views: 4577

Martin,

You really must visit the Fort de la Pompelle just south of Reims: great collection
by istanbulian
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Buller Pattern Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

As always great photos Peter...and informative. First I have heard about this model.

Congratulations.
by istanbulian
Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Officers
Replies: 11
Views: 4768

Nice to see chinstraps actually being used as such; as such something of a rarity ?
by istanbulian
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon Garde Reiter 1st Regiment Grouping
Replies: 19
Views: 7319

...and from the left hand side as well

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..that's just about blown my budget for the year; but worth it. Waiting for this to arrive in the post was somewhat nerve wrackıng!
by istanbulian
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon Garde Reiter 1st Regiment Grouping
Replies: 19
Views: 7319

Yet another (recently acquired) big kitty!

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by istanbulian
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Photos Hartmannswillerkopf, Alsace, France, 2007.
Replies: 14
Views: 8295

Fantastic photos......and to think that I regulary "commute" through the Col du Bussang on my way from Istanbul to London and never realised what lay in the mountains the other side of Thann.

Bravo!
by istanbulian
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessen IR 115
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Hessen IR 115

Have you see this on the Weitze site ? Hessen großer Nachlaß aus dem Besitz des Leutnant d. Res. Karl Bäumlein, im Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regt. Nr. 115, Leib-Kompanie weitere Art.-Nr.94469. I think this is brilliant. If offered as a stand-alone helmet we would all probably turn it down as a post-war p...
by istanbulian
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Some pictures from SOS
Replies: 13
Views: 8187

Thanks for the further insights guys; much appreciated.

Ian.
by istanbulian
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Some pictures from SOS
Replies: 13
Views: 8187

....go on gives us a clue as to the dealer's name !

Ian.
by istanbulian
Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Baden Reserve Hauben
Replies: 7
Views: 2880

Baden Reserve Hauben

For some bizarre reason there appears to be a greater proportion of Baden Reserve officers helmets that have been converted from Regular line helmets than (say) Prussia. As a consequence many of the examples I have seen feature both the Bandeau and a Reserve Cross with the state motto , or a Bandeau...
by istanbulian
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M1915 Officer's Line Infantry Regiment
Replies: 6
Views: 2342

...Yes the spike not only comes off via it's bayonet fitting but also the top of the spike unscrews to accept a trichter.
by istanbulian
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M1915 Officer's Line Infantry Regiment
Replies: 6
Views: 2342

M1915 Officer's Line Infantry Regiment

Inspired by Tony's example I have recently acquired my owm example. As often I overpaid (of course !) but whilst not perfect my example shows some clear results of the wartime restrictions. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/134/379351750_041a42788d_o.jpg (alt+p) Overall I would guess this example is on...
by istanbulian
Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spike General or Bavarian ??
Replies: 18
Views: 8978

The only theory I can think is that as in today's armies Officers normally have a set of "best" or "parade" headgear and then the normal headgear for barrack use, use on the shooting range and where the liability of it getting lost, misplaced, stolen, damaged or dirtied are so much higher. After all...
by istanbulian
Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spike General or Bavarian ??
Replies: 18
Views: 8978

Another Garde spike example

...ummm, now that spike has a different look to my example from the 2nd & 3rd Bns of the same Regiment :( I've always been a bit dubious about my example because it does not unscrew, which strikes me as strange for a Garde Regiment. aagghhhh ! http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/348004882_ce272a3084_...
by istanbulian
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Wurttemberg Artillery Officer Helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 4203

Dave,

So you were the person that outbid on this then :(

Deeply envious and ashamed of myself for missing such a helmet just because I was too tight!

Best regards,
Ian.
by istanbulian
Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: EBAY france bid Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2140

Yes,

on the Continent of Europe commas are used in numerical notations where periods are used in the USA and the British Isles.
by istanbulian
Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: What do I have here ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2303

Silver stars not gold....so a bit of a puzzle! Yep it came from Dubai although under one of her her former alias's :cry: Purchased it before I found this forum; I hope I've learned a lot since, although mostly in lurk mode as I still feel very much the amateur here. I guess we all make at least one ...
by istanbulian
Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: What do I have here ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2303

What do I have here ?

Ok, its confession time ! The attached helmet was my first uninformed purchase from E-Bay from an infamous e-bayer from Scotland that was familiar to the old forum......I know, I know ! :( The question is what is it ? The closest I have been able to see in References are the Upeer Beamte examples c ...
by istanbulian
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Gloss v Matt
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Gloss v Matt

Sorry for naive questions :oops: but what is the determining factor behind the different finishes one see's on officers pickelhaben in particular ? They seem to range from a high gloss, almost patent finish that reminds me of "bulled" finishes, to almost matt. Do these variations reflect unit by uni...
by istanbulian
Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube Cleaning
Replies: 9
Views: 4696

With very few exceptions most f my officrs helmets only appear to have gilding left on the Wappen. That from the spike, chinscales, visor trim and rear spine looking as if they are just brass. I had assumed that these were all ok to clean on initial acquisition, but now you have me worried. I had as...