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by b.loree
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian General Officer Pickelhauben- named
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: Prussian General Officer Pickelhauben- named

Excellent piece, congratulations. That is a textbook example of the General Officer helmet.
by b.loree
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German M17 gas mask & ersatz plywood canister
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: German M17 gas mask & ersatz plywood canister

Excellent and very rare, congratulations!
by b.loree
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Very odd helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Very odd helmet

A pure fantasy piece.....crap. :thumbsdown:
by b.loree
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Humble M91 Side Post
Replies: 30
Views: 8624

Re: The Humble M91 Side Post

Very interesting, could that have come off a stahlhelme.?
by b.loree
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Selling bunch of my WWI Stalhelms
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: Selling bunch of my WWI Stalhelms

Congrats On your sales James....
I will expect my usual 15% commission deposit via PayPal. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 26
Views: 478

Re: The Hartmann Collection

One last photo sent to me by Steve, JR117 officer:
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Only the 9th Kompanie wore the white metal crossed axe, pickaxe over anchor on their JR117 wappen.
by b.loree
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 26
Views: 478

Re: The Hartmann Collection

Obviously, it was a different time back when W. Hartmann got into collecting. It is a well known fact that there were 2 waves of helmets that hit North American shores from Europe. The first was directly from WW1 plus the War Bond helmets. The second, from WW2 vets who had an opportunity to liberate...
by b.loree
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Fus Artillerie regiment nr 9
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Fus Artillerie regiment nr 9

Excellent condition. I have a Prussian pioneer filz made by the same company with similar paper labels.
by b.loree
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 26
Views: 478

Re: The Hartmann Collection

Yes.....things were a lot cheaper prior to the 1970's!
by b.loree
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 26
Views: 478

Re: The Hartmann Collection

Some additional pictures from this fabulous collection: https://photos.smugmug.com/Hartmann-Collection/i-Hd9ZGBQ/0/9144a877/L/W%20H%202-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Hartmann-Collection/i-wPmkRzh/0/a8ea620f/L/W%20H%204-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Hartmann-Collection/i-Z7gnjMm/0/b130a6cd/L/W%...
by b.loree
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 26
Views: 478

The Hartmann Collection

We are fortunate to have a post with pictures here of the Walter Hartmann collection. In my first decade of collecting back in the 1980's I began to hear about this fabulous collection which was out in California. I have never seen pictures of helmets from it in all my subsequent years of collecting...
by b.loree
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 909

Re: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube

Fantastic collection Amy, many thanks for posting these photos. A great suggestion Alan, I need to take some decent pictures of my collection.
by b.loree
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube, just found
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Pickelhaube, just found

Beautiful helmet, congratulations. I have wanted one of those for years, the wappen alone was up for sale at the last SOS for $800US. A couple of Frenchmen had it on their table. I could not justify the cost. :(
by b.loree
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Horse on eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 270

Re: Horse on eagle

Beautiful helmet Bruno, congrats! I had one of these years ago but unmarked I was told the wappen was a repro and thus passed it on. Now I am not sure that I did the right thing.
by b.loree
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings
Replies: 58
Views: 37924

Re: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings

Ok, with those convex chin scales, we are talking Feld Artillery. However, you state that it has a spike, which is it kugel or spike? 3rB I feel means 3rd Battery. The year 1903 tells us this was a pe war helmet, so I would look at the prewar list of Feld Arty Regts and see which matches the other m...
by b.loree
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 25
Views: 591

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Right now, I would like a well marked OR’s helmet to Baden JR109 or the Anhalt JR 93 wappen I need to complete my M95 helmet clearly marked to this Regiment.
by b.loree
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

I always thought these corrugated helmets were Portuguese and had no clue they had been issued to and BEF or CEF troops. I also believed that the Brodie was based on a Medieval design. A design worn by archers and foot soldiers.
by b.loree
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen

Very interesting, I have never seen that before. Note.....2 ersatz tin helmets!
by b.loree
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain

Like you I have handled and worked on hundreds of helmets. I have never heard of this or seen an example not even in post war fire helmets. This makes no sense as the rough flesh exterior provides a gripping surface for the shellac when it is sprayed on. I would like to see a picture.
by b.loree
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 909

Re: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube

You first Amy....never seen your collection. :)
by b.loree
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: More Prussian Standard Bearers
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: More Prussian Standard Bearers

Thanks to all. I am being told that the yellow flag one, is the standard Prussian sleeve patch for Infantry. The other larger red one, according to experts is not true military but probably a 1920's veterans association standard bearer's patch. The embroidery on both of these is of excellent period ...
by b.loree
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen

This Prussian wappen looks to be original in my opinion. The fact that there is no solder or loops on the back is very unusual. The hole in the chest could be for a reservist cross.
by b.loree
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: More Prussian Standard Bearers
Replies: 5
Views: 245

More Prussian Standard Bearers

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I went to a Show today and picked these up. I understand the smaller of the 2 is the typical Infantry Flag Bearer's sleeve patch. The other larger piece with red flags is a bit of a mystery and I would really appreciate some information on it. The pictures
by b.loree
Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 805

Re: Hessian glory

I see 4 pictures of ladies mit hauben.
by b.loree
Wed May 30, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

The diary entry for this information was made on Monday Dec 20, 1915. You know much more about these helmets than I do Peter, does this indicate an issuing of the Mk1?
by b.loree
Sun May 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

There has been a fair bit of discussion as to how the German stahlhelme was introduced into the trenches early on. Here is a brief account of how it was done in the CEF. This excerpt is from one of the best original survivor memoirs ever written by a member of the CEF. "The Journal of Private Fraser...
by b.loree
Sun May 27, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Strange things
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Strange things

Talked to Logan who talked to Joel our tech support. Problem has been solved.
by b.loree
Wed May 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Information on schuppenkette wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Information on schuppenkette wanted

Using Laine's book, I can confirm that John is correct.....Grenadier-Regt. zu Pferde Freiherr von Derfflinger (Neumarkisches) Nr 3. This is a very odd title for a Dragoner Regt but obviously, has a Historical explanation . Laine shows Neusilber fittings and Grenadier Wappen with contrasting brass sc...
by b.loree
Tue May 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Strange things
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Strange things

I share the number 2 experience. I tried to upload pics recently, using the forum but got a yellow triangle symbol and no button to click on in order to get them into my post. I will contact tech support. "Work"....?? I vaguely remember such a word but after 4 years of glorious retirement it seems t...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Parade Trichter
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: The Parade Trichter

My apologies John, my "3 parts" was relegated to a description of the column and top disc only. As you describe, there are other leather disc parts associated with the actual harrbusch construction. As I stated, I was rushed today in taking pictures due to rain but I will post a top shot with the sc...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Wurties and their stamps
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Wurties and their stamps

Excellent helmets!! Remember Col. Joe is the keeper of our list of Regimental markings. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Field Gray Painted Brass
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Field Gray Painted Brass

I have a neusilber Gardist helme in my collection which shows the remains of grey paint between the rays of the Garde star. Everything else has been returned to the original silver.
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessen pickelhaube fake or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

Re: Hessen pickelhaube fake or not?

Geoff....as has been said, made in India and up for auction all over Ebay as we speak. They have scuffed and dirtied this one up in order to make it look old and original. Please make a post here on the forum with pictures or a link to any helmet you are thinking of buying and we will gladly help yo...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way
Replies: 24
Views: 457

Re: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way

Thomas, this is one of the easier haube lessons then, good to hear you did not lose money. There are some good parts on this helmet. One of our main purposes here is to provide new collectors with information before they "Buy". There are many fakes out there and we do not want members to get burned.
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets

Congrats Pete! Thanks for the History lesson, I had never heard of this Regt.
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Parade Trichter
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: The Parade Trichter

Some pictures of my JR119 private purchase helmet, from the 1880's that was purchased off Ebay years ago. The Regt has silver buttons on their tunics and silver helmet fittings with contrasting brass chin scales. Consequently, the trichter is neusilber. https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Pickelhaube-Coll...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Parade Trichter
Replies: 8
Views: 185

The Parade Trichter

Certain Regiments in the Imperial Army, were given the right to wear horse hair parade plumes. Recently I had to do some solder repairs to the OR's parade trichter which came with James' Garde Dragoner SOS helmet. Before sending it back after restoration, I took some pictures as I don't believe we h...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way
Replies: 24
Views: 457

Re: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way

An example of the fireman's "comb" that was put on this helmet after the war: https://photos.smugmug.com/Kokarden/i-Rxq888H/0/4980ff58/L/IMG_6212-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Kokarden/i-s7FSbVM/0/a47f4928/L/IMG_6211-L.jpg You will note that the depression seen in the top of the shell, matches th...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way
Replies: 24
Views: 457

Re: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way

The large cross on the wappen indicates Prussian Landwehr not reservist. The spike base brads are repros because the prongs are too long and shiny. The front visor trim does look to be M15 steel. The liner is also a model 1915 style as it is undyed , a natural leather colour. The older style of chin...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 27
Views: 417

Re: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube

A great start to your pickelhaube collection Thomas, congratulations. Watch out...one haube usually leads to more! Regarding this Bavarian it is a mid to late war helmet due to the combination of zinc and brass fittings. Looking at the rear spine I would guess that it is zinc too (colour) but the go...
by b.loree
Thu May 17, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome Thomas, it is great to have you with us!
by b.loree
Wed May 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1069

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

The Ebay picture does show an Austrian. The scalloped front pockets and cap are Austrian in design. Dennis, I use Hagerty Silver Foam, a soft toothbrush and water.
by b.loree
Wed May 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Waterloo helmet with cover
Replies: 21
Views: 592

Re: Waterloo helmet with cover

Congrats Amy that is an awesome set with fantastic markings. Col. Joe we need to get these into our list of Regt Markings. I would say that your uberzug and helmet are far more rare than any AK helmet but just my opinion.
by b.loree
Mon May 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 16
Views: 559

Re: We have been Spammed

Ok, obviously we have been spammed yet again, by some person out there whose pathetic reason for breathing oxygen is to cause problems for other humans on this planet. In saying that, I am sure that they have read this before. Consequently, we must rely upon our tech service to solve the problem. It...
by b.loree
Fri May 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1069

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

Thanks to all for their kind comments. I wondered about the visor shown in the photo as well, nice to have other members confirm that this is not a Dragoner. I still wish that we could come up with some information on Johan Weber.
by b.loree
Fri May 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts

Congratulations Ron, now you get to choose exactly what you want to do! No more regimen, no more bells controlling your life. Retirement is great 👍
by b.loree
Thu May 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: DRP?
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: DRP?

I agree with Bruno.....that is the meaning which I have used for 30 years. The officer/private purchase uberzug marked DRP is the most common helmet cover found in this hobby.
by b.loree
Wed May 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Lost the leader of the pack....
Replies: 15
Views: 1862

Re: Lost the leader of the pack....

Condolences from the Great White North.
by b.loree
Wed May 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 805

Re: Hessian glory

Beautiful helmets and nothing better than a pretty woman wearing a Pickelhaube! :thumb up: