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by b.loree
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Kuk Landesschützen
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Kuk Landesschützen

Echoed by their very sketchy and sparse attempts at the “military moustache “. :)
by b.loree
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube

I figured everyone knew that Bruno :D ! Anyway, yes Queen Victoria was the Kaiser’s grandma. His momma was one of her many daughters. In WW1 the Kaiser was fighting his uncle the King of England and his Russian first cousin Czar Nicholas, a real family affair! As to the tschapka, perhaps this indivi...
by b.loree
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum

In truth, tech support in the UK, seems to have gone missing. I emailed at least half a dozen times since we crossed the border. Once this virus thing subsides, I will be looking to hire a local company to take care of the technical issues here even though I am paid up for 2020 with the Brit.
by b.loree
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube

Regarding this Saxe M15, it looks to me that the visor has been restitched or a new one put on. The stitch line looks like they skipped every other hole. I have seen this on other repaired M15s.
by b.loree
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube

I suspect Sandy that by 1914 the majority of the British public were not aware of the close collaboration between their country and Germany against Napoleon. After all, by this time veterans of Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars were long dead. In addition, due to some of the Kaiser’s statements and a...
by b.loree
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian felt
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: Prussian felt

Very nice indeed and not presenting the usual problems of missing liner, tears in the felt or collapsed shell. It is rare these days to find one in this fine condition. Congratulations!
by b.loree
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 19th(2nd Alsatian) Fortress Pioneer Battalion EM M95
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: 19th(2nd Alsatian) Fortress Pioneer Battalion EM M95

Very nice. That 2Els is unique, usually on any I have seen it’s PB and number. Great helmet!
by b.loree
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum

Ok , we will get the permissions problem solved. Thanks for the heads up Bruno.
by b.loree
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Buyer Beware: Problems with Purchases
Topic: Test
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Test

Just testing this part of the forum. B
by b.loree
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Thanks Enid
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Thanks Enid

Me thinks, I need to buy lunch for the lovely Ms. Enid next SOS...a pleasant nod to Pete in passing but a more engaging conversation with Enid is needed! I believe that is what necessity demands!! An obvious marketing failure on my....or perhaps/deliberately on your part James ???? I wonder if Ms E ...
by b.loree
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Thanks Enid
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Thanks Enid

Any mention of pickelhaubes.com in that article??? At least give me some good news!
by b.loree
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Thanks Enid
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Thanks Enid

Yea...so where's my picture??? I was there and talked to Enid too!! :( . Ok perhaps due to the number of my ex wives, I should remain below the radar :-? Grudgingly congratulating Gus and James. 8-)
by b.loree
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Here is today's post from Jim's collection and unfortunately, the last one in this series. I hope everyone has noted that Jim, as a fellow collector, has given us detailed photos of his helmets...wappen removed, rear pics of wappen, makers labels, wappen close ups, kokarden etc. These photos go way ...
by b.loree
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Not German, but some of you might appriciate it.
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Not German, but some of you might appriciate it.

Yes, good to see you have framed up that CEF gas helmet you sniped from my part of The Great White North years ago!
by b.loree
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: how do you hold a pickelhaube...
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Wow Bruno, that reality is in fact horrifically grim!
by b.loree
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: FAR 10 Straps KAGGR#!
Replies: 1
Views: 46

FAR 10 Straps KAGGR#!

Another pair of rare straps from Steve...Stellvertreter Officer FAR 10:
New  3 30 2020 O S T  F A R 10.JPG
by b.loree
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Thank you Bruno, I will alert Jim regarding your question on this helmet. Regarding pictures, I just post them, all credit goes to Jim, Steve, Verdun 16, Tony, yourself and all others who have posted here during this world wide crisis. My intention is, to keep the site as active as possible with man...
by b.loree
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!
Replies: 11
Views: 171

More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!

More examples from Steve's SOS 2020 haul:
Baden D R.JPG
Baden D R a.JPG
Baden Dragoner
D R 24.JPG
DR 24
D R 24 a.JPG
D R 25 Feldgrau.JPG
DR 25 Model 1915
D R 25 a.JPG
by b.loree
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

More:
Saxe-Meiningen Fllugel Adjutant  DSCN044505.JPG
Saxe-Meiningen Fllugel Adjutant  Saxe-Meinigen AdC 20161030_145929_resized07.jpg
Saxe-Meiningen Fllugel Adjutant  Saxe-Meinigen AdC 20161030_145920_resized06.jpg
by b.loree
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Our next FA comes from Saxe Weimar Meiningen:
Compressed Saxe-Meinigen FA DSCN0441.JPG
Compressed Saxe-Meinigen FA DSCN0440.JPG
Saxe-Meiningen Fllugel Adjutant  DSCN044303.JPG
Saxe-Meiningen Fllugel Adjutant  DSCN044202.JPG
by b.loree
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Our next FA helmet is an example of a pre 1912 Lippe:
Pre 1912 DSCN02913.JPG
Pre 1912 DSCN02902.JPG
Pre 1912 DSCN02861.JPG
Pre 1912 DSCN02944.JPG
Pre 1912 Pre 1912 Lippe FA Label 5.jpg
Pre 1912 Silber Hochz 0736.JPG
Pre 1912 Silber_Hochz_0728.JPG
Pre 1912 Silber_Hochz_0697.JPG
by b.loree
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: 2020 Show-of-Shows: THANK YOU from the OVMS
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: 2020 Show-of-Shows: THANK YOU from the OVMS

Excellent article and photos Pete, well done!
by b.loree
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Wappen Device – Saxon Duchies
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Wappen Device – Saxon Duchies

As promised the wappen from my JR 95 OR's helmet. This piece has two date stamps 1888, 1893 and the older screw post means of fixation. IMG_1157.JPG The neusilber star and shield are attached with soldered prongs. IMG_1156.JPG Soldered screw posts IMG_1155.JPG Two solid crowns on this JR 95 wappen a...
by b.loree
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: More Dragoner From KAGGR#!
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: More Dragoner From KAGGR#!

We continue with more Dragoner helmets from Steve's collection DR's 9, 16, 19:
D R 16 officer.JPG
D R 16 officer a.JPG
Oldenberg D R officer X 2.JPG
Note the Reservist Cross on the left helmet.
Oldenberg D R 19 X 2 a.JPG
by b.loree
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Today's post from the Turinetti collection is an FA helmet from Oldenburg. This helmet is an example from pre 1905. Again, my thanks to Jim for sharing his collection with us. Compressed DSCN0258.JPG Compressed DSCN0259.JPG Compressed Oldenburg DSCN026203.JPG Compressed Oldenburg DSCN026607.JPG Comp...
by b.loree
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Wappen Device – Saxon Duchies
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Wappen Device – Saxon Duchies

Yes, JR 95 officer due to voided crown. The eagle crown on the bird would have been voided too. I just checked my OR's 95, both crowns are solid. Good to hear you have the Larcade books, both are excellent references. Check out our wappen section as well, there may be an officer 95 shown there.
by b.loree
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Wappen Device – Saxon Duchies
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Wappen Device – Saxon Duchies

In my experience, you can use an electric soldering iron on that to remove those CN badge lugs no problem. However, try not to use too much heat as it will discolour the star. Yes, there would have been screw posts with square nuts and you can see the old solder remains where they once were. I have ...
by b.loree
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New member from Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: New member from Canada

If memory serves Cliff, it has been awhile since you last posted. Great to have you back with us.
by b.loree
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Jim's next helmet, a Flugel Adj. helme from Lippe post 1912:
Furst on Banner DSCN0958.jpg
Compressed Lippe FA Post 1912 DSCN0956.JPG
This one has the Fuerst bandeau.
Post 1912 DSCN09592.JPG
Post 1912 DSCN09571.JPG
Post 1912 DSCN09603.JPG
Post 1912 DSCN09625.JPG
Cropped DSCN0964.jpg
by b.loree
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Hi Bruno you are totally correct and even back in the eighties, I knew this star was incorrect, that is why I did not buy it at the time. Someone added that just to fill in. Probably some dealer :) .
by b.loree
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

I mentioned that I had run into one of these Flugel Adj. helmets back in the late 80's. The kokade suggests that this one was from Anhalt! As I said in another post, once a dealer knows he has a serious collector customer all kinds of helmets start to show up in his store. I could have bought this h...
by b.loree
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Steve strikes again, with some examples from his collection :D :
Kurt von Gillhausen.jpeg
Carl Edward von Gillhausen Saxe Coburg FA
C E front.jpg
One of his epaulettes.
Carl Edward 1923.jpeg
Carl Edward in 1923.
by b.loree
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Additional photos:
DSCN1045.JPG
DSCN1044.JPG
DSCN1046.JPG
Of note, most Hesse officer wappen that I have seen have the screw posts soldered on the diagonal not the typical horizontal which we see here.
by b.loree
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Many thanks Bruno, that was quick! That is a beautiful helmet you have there! Here is some additional text provided by Jim Turinetti who is sending photos of his collection: Flugeladjutants and General Adjutants were officers who were assigned to the staff of a king,duke,prince or senior commander t...
by b.loree
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Flugeladjutant Helmets

As the result of my "Mystery Officer Helmet" post, the piece in question has been identified as a Flugeladjutant from Saxe Coburg Gotha in the post 1905 style. Fortunately, we have a member who has several of these rare helmets in his collection and he has kindly agreed to provide photos and descrip...
by b.loree
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.

My thanks to you both for your research efforts. It makes sense that as a private purchase, the owner would have kept his helmet and uberzug after his service was complete.
by b.loree
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: French Cuirassiers
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: French Cuirassiers

The uniforms of this era were gorgeous! Thanks for posting this series of photographs. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian officer
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Prussian officer

The proper spike would be the common smooth cone Prussian officer one. The fluted/crimped top you have is for a Bavarian officer helmet. The Bavarian officer has a cruciform spike base while your shell is punched for the round base Prussian. Looks like you have all the parts except for an officer Re...
by b.loree
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: not just German soldiers
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: not just German soldiers

Yes of course... Mr S Holmes the famous detective. :) Regarding tailoring, not much space there for even a couple of extra pounds! They did like them tight though back in those days.
by b.loree
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Unusual Trench Souvenir
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Unusual Trench Souvenir

I have had this piece since my early collecting days in the 1980's. At that time, I had a dealer/friend who had connections with local Legions here in my part of Canada. This guy's modus operandi, was to offer to make Legions framed displays of CN WW2 militaria in return for any German WW1, WW2 they...
by b.loree
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: First Dragoner Regt. Officer from KAGGR#1
Replies: 1
Views: 70

First Dragoner Regt. Officer from KAGGR#1

Another couple of photos from Steve's Dragoon collection: Dragoon Regt 1 Officer.JPG D R 1 a.JPG As usual, I will let Steve make comments here. I would like to mention that he and I are conspiring together to try and post at least one new set of photos per day during this crisis. Luckily, Steve has ...
by b.loree
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: not just German soldiers
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: not just German soldiers

Now that is an excellent photo! As a member of Her Majesty’s Commonwealth, my thanks for posting it. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: New Bavarian Straps from KAGGR#1
Replies: 2
Views: 83

New Bavarian Straps from KAGGR#1

Steve just received these in the mail, I will let him post a description.
New Bavarian straps March 24 2020.JPG
by b.loree
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.

Ok very good T, thanks for clarifying.
by b.loree
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.

As promised, this helme mit uberzug: IMG_1035.JPG IMG_1039.JPG IMG_1040.JPG It will be very interesting to see what our members can find out about the owner of this helmet. The red numeral indicates a prewar uberzug, as we all know they switched to green numbers early in the war and then did away wi...
by b.loree
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.

It is rare for a helmet to be clearly named in this hobby. However, with this piece which was purchased at the SOS and given to me for some finish work we have the private purchase helmet of Einj. Freiw. Kaebel 2 Komp. 9th Inf. Regt. a second exceptional part of this story is that the haube came wit...
by b.loree
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: KAGGR#1 Saxe Prize
Replies: 9
Views: 257

KAGGR#1 Saxe Prize

A latest acquisition from Steve..A Saxe MG award from 1909. Incredibly rare!
Saxon M G with cords.JPG
Steve can provide comments.
by b.loree
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109
Replies: 15
Views: 2566

Re: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109

Awesome, I have always wanted one of these especially an OR's one with markings. The closest I came was at the 2019 SOS.... an OR wappen BUT they wanted $800US for it. I still have hopes though!
by b.loree
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mystery Officer Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Mystery Officer Helmet

Back in the 80’s when I was a new collector, I was fortunate to actually handle one of these Flugeladj helmets. The interior was of very high quality with a cream coloured sweat band. Unfortunately, although all silver fittings were present plus the correct state kokarden and Officer wappen, the ena...
by b.loree
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mystery Officer Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Mystery Officer Helmet

Ahhh.....a couple of punters at last! Yes Aaron, that is how I would read that label. The front visor trim and rear spine are neusilber which is correct for a Flugeadj. I Have already informed the owner that these two pieces are the original fittings because they can’t be easily removed plus any rep...