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by b.loree
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A strange ersatz pickelhaube
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: A strange ersatz pickelhaube

Removed.
by b.loree
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bismark Commemorative Coin
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Bismark Commemorative Coin

No other proof marks on the piece. I wondered as well if 938 meant solid silver. In my world nothing plated is ever marked with a hallmark like this is. My two WW1 German patriotic rings are both stamped as well.
by b.loree
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: OR's Kokarden
Replies: 52
Views: 20896

Re: OR's Kokarden

Luk, that is a typical Wurttemberg officer kokarde from a pickelhaube. Thanks for posting.
by b.loree
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bismark Commemorative Coin
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Bismark Commemorative Coin

Thanks Sandy....yes very small along the rim of the reverse side A. Werner Sohne Berlin. This one is definitely silver plated but tarnished. The profile of Bismark is very well done, almost 3 dimensional. The piece is also stamped 938 on the rim to the left of his shoulder board.
by b.loree
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bismark Commemorative Coin
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Bismark Commemorative Coin

Thank you John, there is no word before DEM just a decoration.
by b.loree
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bismark Commemorative Coin
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Bismark Commemorative Coin

I have had this for years so, not a new find. However, I would appreciate some information on it. Obviously some sort of commemorative piece celebrating a 90th anniversary of what???...Bismark's birth?, the end of the Napoleonic Wars? https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Pickelhaube-Collection/i-CnTfvxG/0/...
by b.loree
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Foreign Legion Adrian helmet WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: French Foreign Legion Adrian helmet WW1

Colour does look good in those pics and I do not remember ever seeing a brown Adrian. Is this what designates Foreign Legion? I do not really know much about these helmets.
by b.loree
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: No, this is no spam
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: No, this is no spam

Happy Easter right back at you Bruno! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Foreign Legion Adrian helmet WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: French Foreign Legion Adrian helmet WW1

Another very rare helmet in excellent condition, congratulations. Alex, you may already know but we recommend photography on over cast days which eliminates shine and shadows.
by b.loree
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The beauty of the sleepiness of time
Replies: 24
Views: 196

Re: The beauty of the sleepiness of time

Thank you very much Alex, that piece is in great condition. Again, an undyed liner in a filz helme, this is only the second I have seen in 30 years of collecting.
by b.loree
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"

Correct Bryan. Here are the fittings: https://photos.smugmug.com/Before-Helmet-Restprations/i-sB44pn2/0/e51aa9ac/L/IMG_0461-L.jpg The spike looks bent in this picture but it is not. Notice, because of the size of this helmet, they used an OR's tin spike disc rather than the typical smaller officer d...
by b.loree
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The beauty of the sleepiness of time
Replies: 24
Views: 196

Re: The beauty of the sleepiness of time

Very nice collection Alex. I would love to see a couple more of your Garde filz helme. Thanks
by b.loree
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Basket Case Felts Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Basket Case Felts Wanted

Well, the forum does have its uses doesn't it....? :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: In Vlaamse Velden - Netflix
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: In Vlaamse Velden - Netflix

So true.....! :(
by b.loree
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"

Woa...if this would fit you Bry, you must be a big lad! Glad that you are on our side :D . This is where we are at right now with the project: https://photos.smugmug.com/Before-Helmet-Restprations/i-CKbrGNT/0/499bd4a4/L/IMG_0438-L.jpg The helmet was bagged and hydrated then blocked on a head form. h...
by b.loree
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Making an "all ersatz" thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Making an "all ersatz" thread?

Sounds like an excellent idea to me, please go for it T. Great to have you back with us Bryan, I look forward to seeing your collection! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Officer Spike Variations
Replies: 21
Views: 9111

Re: Officer Spike Variations

The unique Hessen Officer spike: https://photos.smugmug.com/Helmet-Spikes/i-LwS6Qg2/0/47d99fab/L/IMG_0457-L.jpg Very different from the Bavarian or Prussian General, note also the lack of star studs and pearl ring. https://photos.smugmug.com/Helmet-Spikes/i-Pq7Qdw5/0/f0c95e70/L/IMG_0460-L.jpg The He...
by b.loree
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Officer Spike Variations
Replies: 21
Views: 9111

Re: Officer Spike Variations

It's been raining here for the last 24 hrs but has finally stopped.... good conditions for a photo shoot! Doing restorations forces me to keep original fittings on hand so that when a customer sends me a haube with something missing then hopefully I have it. I was looking at my officer spike collect...
by b.loree
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Couldn't leave this one behind
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: Couldn't leave this one behind

Great filz helmets Amy, never seen one with the undyed liner before. There is always an exception in the world of pickelhauben.
by b.loree
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: An Oldie but Goodie
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: An Oldie but Goodie

Excellent,they don’t come any better than that.
by b.loree
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: 1915-dated Prussian Filzhelm . . . or not . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 209

Re: 1915-dated Prussian Filzhelm . . . or not . . .

Yes , a fake unfortunately. It was the spike that really gives it away to me and the puffy edged liner.
by b.loree
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 332

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

It does not get any better than that! Congratulations
by b.loree
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 332

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Welcome to the forum Grigio, great to have you with us and congrats on the new helmet. This is obviously your helmet and if you are happy with the way it is with a Prussian style spike top then great. However, just a couple of things to add regarding spike tops....the threading in the spike neck is ...
by b.loree
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Renault UE
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Renault UE

Your first vehicle pic reminds me of a WW2 Bren Gun carrier Ron.
by b.loree
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

Well that really nails the ID of the helmet, excellent! So you would need NCO kokarden on the helmet for JR 94 Saxe Weimar.....that is going to be really tough to find.
by b.loree
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

Damn, that is one fine helmet! Great markings.....I think you have the correct interpretation James. Once we know for sure, we need to get that picture on the "markings list". Congrats!
by b.loree
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Girls and pickelhaubes
Replies: 25
Views: 515

Re: Girls and pickelhaubes

Yes Bruno, Angela has had to deal with some tricky problems during her reign as Iron Chancellor. Regarding the first haube manufacture pic posted here: I believe these ladies are putting on the finishing touches...kokarden and chin straps?? I have also noticed, that the section of liner between the ...
by b.loree
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Chinstrap and markings
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Chinstrap and markings

I have purchased from GWM in my early years of collecting. They weren't cheap but what they sold was original and I never had any problems. I would look on line at their site, phone them up, place an order and wait for the postie to deliver. I only bought small stuff though like kokarden, never a he...
by b.loree
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"

First an explanation as to the title of this post...for our non English speaking members, "Mellon"is English slang for one's head, so if I have a big mellon then it means I have a large head. I started another restoration project for a customer today, a Prussian infantry officer helmet with some pro...
by b.loree
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 25
Views: 2059

Re: We have been Spammed

I have communicated with Joel our tech support. So far all it has taken is an email from me and he is on it, very impressive response times. The thing is, if I have missed the spam, I need a heads up. James has been very good at letting me know.
by b.loree
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Busby
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Busby

Looking at the wappen/skull I believe this to be a crude repro. I see lots of bubbles and imperfections from “casting” . This is not 19thC German quality. Just another fake Amy, like the ones we got burned on at the SOS. :thumbsdown:
by b.loree
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 479

Re: Camouflaged M17

Originally, the chin strap was pulled up over the "bill" of the helmet and had been for years but I decided a few years ago that this was putting stress on the leather and I should just let it hang free The leather strap here, is still very soft and supple.
by b.loree
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: CHINSTRAP
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: CHINSTRAP

I agree....original fittings on a repro/new leather strap. Original brass buckles have rounded edges as we see here. The Baldwin collection auction was way out of my league. I did see pieces on display at the 2018 SOS but again too rich for my blood.
by b.loree
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 479

Re: Camouflaged M17

As promised, my two camoed helmets: https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Stahlhelms/i-ZwFnH9h/0/72070998/L/IMG_0398-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Stahlhelms/i-6gWnGkq/0/3880b30a/L/IMG_0399-L.jpg I purchased this helmet years ago from the son of Pioneer J. Wiltsie CEF. The story that came with it was,...
by b.loree
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 479

Re: Camouflaged M17

I love these pictures of the "process" keep them coming. :thumb up: I agree installing liners in the ersatz tin hauben. Looks like some sort of crimping machine which secured the leather to the rim of the shell. The spike makes a convenient handle when working on a helmet.
by b.loree
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: Re: First Donation 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Re: First Donation 2019

My thanks to Coert W. for his recent donation to the forum. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Girls and pickelhaubes
Replies: 25
Views: 515

Re: Girls and pickelhaubes

Great photos! I always love haube production pictures like these. The second pic obviously deals with the ladies putting in filz liners so the finished hauben in the foreground and the haube stack have been brought in for the photo shoot.
by b.loree
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 479

Re: Camouflaged M17

I will have to get in on this with a couple of pics of my helmets....very interesting discussion. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 479

Re: Camouflaged M17

I am no expert on these although I have 2 (camoed) in my collection, it looks good to me. Yours has much better and brighter colours than mine. Congrats!
by b.loree
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My man cave
Replies: 25
Views: 843

Re: My man cave

Congrats, great man cave and above ground too, not the usual basement retreat! I have a friend who collects war of 1812, amazing what Brit and US buttons from that era sell for.
by b.loree
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Unique way of securing a uhlan
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Unique way of securing a uhlan

I did receive a PM regarding JR 92 markings and I have cleared out my inbox. :)
by b.loree
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Unique way of securing a uhlan
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Unique way of securing a uhlan

Here is the tool you need Amy. Stitch holes filled in with melted shellac is a common problem, use this small hand drill to clean them out.
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by b.loree
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Forum needs some moderating
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Forum needs some moderating

My thanks to James for alerting me to the problem. Our tech support Joel acts swiftly once I alert him to the problem. I am on the forum reading posts basically every day but do miss things especially when I may be sleeping here and the culprit is in a European time zone.
by b.loree
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 181

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Glenn as always, you are a "gold mine" of information! Thanks for your efforts here in this post.
by b.loree
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Couldn't leave this one behind
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: Couldn't leave this one behind

True, long gone. As for dealers....that rates right up there with "well the guy switched units so that's why the helmet plate doesn't match with the markings" or explains 2 sets of wappen holes.
by b.loree
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: Re: First Donation 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Re: First Donation 2019

A warm haube thanks to Reginald W. for his recent donation to the forum. Thank you and happy hunting in 2019!
by b.loree
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Couldn't leave this one behind
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: Couldn't leave this one behind

From a restorer's viewpoint....the filz helme liner is so often missing because of the light thread weight used to stitch in the liner. The thread used was similar in weight/thickness or even finer to that used for the officer silk liner only a different colour of course. The thread used, is similar...
by b.loree
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: M15 Garde Field Artillery
Replies: 19
Views: 269

Re: M15 Garde Field Artillery

That is a beauty and I have never seen an M15 with no vent on the spine. Excellent condition and great markings, you can't take your money with you when you croak so why not spend it? Live life to the fullest while you can still see your helmets!! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Couldn't leave this one behind
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: Couldn't leave this one behind

Very nice, I have a filz made by the same company with the same labels. The smaller red one indicates size.
by b.loree
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Spam Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Spam Issue

Joel has dealt with the issue once again but I will email him regarding your comments and see what can be done.