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by b.loree
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)
Replies: 13
Views: 113

Re: Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)

Thank you both for this information.
by b.loree
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)
Replies: 13
Views: 113

Re: Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)

Thanks to all for your efforts and information. I am walking a fine line here, I started this on my own out of curiosity. I don’t want to offend my new friend or perhaps interfere with his relationship with his father. We shall see.
by b.loree
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)
Replies: 13
Views: 113

Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)

I have made friends with a fellow Canuck whose father, now 93 was a member of the KNLI, survived the war and came to Canada with his bride soon after the war. The father's only comment on his war experience has been "green bananas and rice" nothing else has ever been said to my friend, his son. Noth...
by b.loree
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME

You are very welcome Amy, it is great to have you with us and your posts are much appreciated.
by b.loree
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection

A beautiful piece Philippe and so very rare to have both items! I love how the R has been simply painted on the uberzug. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT

A classic example, congrats! Very hard to find in this condition....so often they are torn. A real survivor! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1

Very nice T, fantastic quality as per usual from the "Bunker" Collection!
by b.loree
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube

I would say that the spine is original to the helmet, as it appears to fit very tight to the shell. It matches the curve of the shell perfectly. Trying to replace a missing spine on a helmet is very difficult. The soldered prongs seldom match up with the shell holes and getting a tight fit is almost...
by b.loree
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Reserve Artillery-Officer

That is a beautiful helmet Sandy, congratulations. The gilding on the fittings is still in excellent condition as is the interior! Well done. 👍
by b.loree
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: An opportunity to share the knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: An opportunity to share the knowledge

Good God Sandy.....!! Even I am on Facebook although, I only use it to advertise band gigs :D I don't really want the World to know what I am up to :? So, I only use it to my own benefit...well that is my delusion, because of course, BIG BROTHER is tracking my every move on the net!!
by b.loree
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 from Lubeck.
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: M15 from Lubeck.

Thank you Sandy...unfortunately I had to sell it during my last marriage break down. It was a good piece, with some problems...dents in the spike and shell plus tears in the sweatband. However, there was no doubt to it being authentic/true. If memory serves, I traded 2 US WW1 knuckle duster ice pick...
by b.loree
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: An opportunity to share the knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: An opportunity to share the knowledge

Thanks for posting this Joe, I will join the group. Don't know anything about blogs but I would be interested in maybe posting if I can figure it out :).
by b.loree
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 from Lubeck.
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: M15 from Lubeck.

Here are some pics of a JR162 OYV helme I owned a while back. Unfortunately, it had to be sold. These pics were originally taken in Aug 2010. IMG_0482.JPG IMG_0481.JPG IMG_0479.JPG IMG_0478.JPG Again, you can see the raised cross on the Lubeck kokarde. Obviously, the helme is totally Prussian except...
by b.loree
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 from Lubeck.
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: M15 from Lubeck.

Don’t forget about our kokarden section Coert, a post there of your Lubeck kokarde would be a good addition to the thread. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New Arty Pickelhaube
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: New Arty Pickelhaube

Congratulations Peter that’s a very nice addition to your collection! Great to have another fellow Canadian on board.
by b.loree
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Problems posting pictures?

As a High School History teacher of over 3.5 decades I am very much aware of the value of what we have created here. As I get older, I begin to think more often about what happens to the forum in the future. We all have an “expiry “ date and so far I have no health concerns but I have talked to Loga...
by b.loree
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Problems posting pictures?

I agree with you totally John regarding posting here and not on other platforms. However, when you get into multiple pics in my experience, the forum is frustrating and ponderous. Consequently, I have opted for Smugmug but I too wonder about the future of this irreplaceable Pickelhaube Forum Referen...
by b.loree
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Problems posting pictures?

OK, the problem with posting pictures has been fixed by our tech support! :thumb up: Here is his latest email to me: "Picture uploading should be working now. Turns out the images were being uploaded successfully but phpBB wasn't returning the status correctly to the frontend. Seems to be a bug in p...
by b.loree
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Problems posting pictures?

I just had a text today from my son Logan who is much more computer literate than I ...."The Amazon Photo Server is running fine. The issue is on the end of the PHPBB program which is used to create/host the forum." Amazon hosts the pictures. Logan also knows our tech support and will be talking to ...
by b.loree
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Deleting Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Deleting Posts

I just went in and removed the post. I hope I understood your request correctly.
by b.loree
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Saw something unusual on website page this morning
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Saw something unusual on website page this morning

I just saw that as well. I sent another email to tech support yesterday asking for an update but have had no response as yet. Usually, when the forum is offline at night hear in N America it does mean work is being done. I will post as soon as I hear back from tech support.
by b.loree
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109
Replies: 12
Views: 583

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

Very nice grouping, love the helmet!
by b.loree
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: First Donation 2020

My thanks Patrick. All the best in 2020!
A thank you also goes out to Michel T. in Belgium for his contribution today. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Problems posting pictures?

We are in Fla now. Tech. support did respond, so he is aware of the problem. I realize that this is frustrating but please be patient. We may in fact be in for a major change/overhaul of the hosting platform of our site. My son Logan tells me that we are a bit outdated......this may be connected to ...
by b.loree
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 96

First Donation 2020

Our first donation of 2020 was received today from Sandy F. via Paypal. Sandy was first in 2019 as well. Thank you very much Sandy! :thumb up: In total, we received 7 donations during 2019. We now have 2,669 members as of this date in 2020. All donations should be made through Paypal using my email:...
by b.loree
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year to all our members throughout the world! All the best in 2020.
by b.loree
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.
Replies: 24
Views: 680

Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Mine is similar to Amy's I have to dig up some pics and get them posted.
by b.loree
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre
Replies: 14
Views: 232

Re: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre

Yes William of Orange...conqueror of Ireland. There is even a Canadian connection as the Protestant Irish immigrants brought their anti Catholic beliefs with them and established "Orange Lodges" here. There is an Orange Lodge here in my city which has been converted to commercial use. The Orangemen ...
by b.loree
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Tech support is looking into the picture posting problem. An outstanding piece Alex!
by b.loree
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Tech support responded yesterday, he is on it.
by b.loree
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre
Replies: 14
Views: 232

Re: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre

Hmm...a Brit motto on a Dutch mitre...perhaps a William of Orange connection??
by b.loree
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Regarding the picture posting problem, tech support has replied and he is looking into the problem. Thanks for your patience everyone.
by b.loree
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Factory fresh right off the assembly line!! I have never seen an M15 tschapka in such mint condition and with the Garde stern. That is a superbe find!
by b.loree
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre
Replies: 14
Views: 232

Re: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre

Congrats on such a rare piece! I have never seen one of these before. Translation of the motto??
by b.loree
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Problems posting pictures?

I emailed tech support alerting him to the problem but have not received an answer yet. Usually, he is very quick to solve problems. Perhaps due to this holiday season? So, the problem is we can no longer use the forum to host pics? As I have said I switched to Smugmug. Many months ago.
by b.loree
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Merry xmas
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Merry xmas

Merry Christmas to all!! My thanks to the members for making this such a great forum. I am sure we will have yet another excellent year in 2020. Happy hunting everyone! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New Bavarian OYV or NCO Helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: New Bavarian OYV or NCO Helmet

The Reservist wappen/helmet plate is totally officer as all 3 crowns are voided. Bavarian officers usually have 3 stars plus a small flat head brad which fits under the largest crown. Yours is missing that small brad. Wartime wappen often have split prongs soldered to the back rather than the usual ...
by b.loree
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: butcher shop crew
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: butcher shop crew

Great photo good to hear you have the picture posting figured out. many thanks also for the translation.
by b.loree
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Problems posting pictures?

I am contacting tech support.
by b.loree
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Modified Wuerttembergische Haube?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Modified Wuerttembergische Haube?

The shot of the inside of the M91 post tells all....an original factory install would have all those prongs flat and tight to the shell. I believe your strap is a repro. because it doesn’t fit close to the shell at the side posts and the lack of beveled edges on the buckles. The strap leather should...
by b.loree
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Modified Wuerttembergische Haube?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Modified Wuerttembergische Haube?

Regarding the extra spine holes, this is fairly common as it gave options as to where the spine prong could be soldered on the spine. Having a Wurttemberg kokarde on the helmet is not really an indicator of this being a Wurtt. Helmet. Many collectors back in the day did not know about the state colo...
by b.loree
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Problems posting pictures?

I use SmugMug as my host. I have tried numerous times to use our site to host my pics but I find it frustrating and ponderous, I don’t know if anything can be done to make it better.
by b.loree
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 4147

Re: JR 119 & 126

PS: Shellac consistency is a bit thicker than water.
by b.loree
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 4147

Re: JR 119 & 126

I use ooo steel wool over the entire helmet then apply several coats of black shoe polish. This gives me a uniform look/colour over the whole helmet. If you look at period photos, these helmets were extremely shiny when new. Area’s of replaced shellac have this shine which contrasts with the rest of...
by b.loree
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 4147

Re: JR 119 & 126

A picture is worth a thousand words: https://photos.smugmug.com/Before-Helmet-Restprations/i-bKWsXdz/0/56146909/L/IMG_0880-L.jpg My brushes, the small jar is for the shellac mixture and the pill bottle has thinner in it to clean the brushes. https://photos.smugmug.com/Before-Helmet-Restprations/i-ZD...
by b.loree
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 4147

Re: JR 119 & 126

Hi Sandy, no problems answering your questions.... #1 I use an angled 1/2" brush (1.2 cm) to apply the shellac. #2 No, that will not work. You can sand the original lacquer and then use a cotton ball wet with thinner to blend in the "dust". This may fill in some fine crazing, but this will not fill ...
by b.loree
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: New Member Registration
Replies: 0
Views: 123

New Member Registration

I may have covered this in a previous post but I will mention it again here. Due to spamming issues, we had Tech Support disable the automatic registration feature. Despite these idiots having to prove they were not robots, they were still pounding the site with spam. Thus we had to make this change...
by b.loree
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Problems posting pictures?

I will get our tech support to look into this.
by b.loree
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 2. Hannoversches Ulanen-Regt. Nr. 14 Officer
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: 2. Hannoversches Ulanen-Regt. Nr. 14 Officer

It doesn’t get much better than that. Excellent John!