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by b.loree
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: A nice set for a French lieutenant-colonel
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: A nice set for a French lieutenant-colonel

Very nice! What collector wouldn’t fall for those pieces?
by b.loree
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Two Austrian Dragoon helmets
Replies: 12
Views: 146

Re: Two Austrian Dragoon helmets

Beautiful helmets all! I have never seen one of these in person. The officer helmet is in exceptional condition.
by b.loree
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Two new M71's
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Two new M71's

Very nice congratulations! Amazing condition after all these years. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Adrian
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: French Adrian

Fantastic condition! I have been tempted many times over the years to buy one for my collection.
by b.loree
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Front Visor trim replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Front Visor trim replacement

Sorry Steve to be so negative in the response. Unfortunately, as one who went down that rabbit hole decades ago, that has been my experience. I probably have 12 pieces of visor trim in my parts drawer, a mixture of brass and steel, the same with spines but none of them fit the 6 helmets I have sitti...
by b.loree
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Guard Silver trim EM -strange markings
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Guard Silver trim EM -strange markings

Hmmmm...Bruno you have had that helmet for several months now, time to send it to me for a quick restitch! :D
by b.loree
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 21
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: SOS 21

Yes anyone who can build a “working/running “ WW1 ambulance should have no problem making a little motorized scooter. :D
by b.loree
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Garde Kurassier Regiment Band Bass Trumpet
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Garde Kurassier Regiment Band Bass Trumpet

That is very cool, congratulations! I wonder if Steve has a matching shoulder board in his collection?
by b.loree
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 4336

Re: First Donation 2020

My thanks to Robert R for his recent contribution to the forum expense. Much appreciated Robert!
by b.loree
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Chinscales - cleaning and polishing
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Chinscales - cleaning and polishing

The only way to clean them in my experience is to use a dremel tool, polishing disc and jewellers rouge. Unfortunately, this will remove the gilding. Six months ago I cleaned a neusilber pair of scales using this method. The helmet had been kept in a tobacco rich environment. Unfortunately, most of ...
by b.loree
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Unfortunately, I neglected to mention the ultimate conspiracy theory.......The Jewish Conspiracy which slaughtered millions. In this case, a popular German demagogue played upon ancient beliefs, a war defeat, depression and fears to recruit a hard core of “true believers”,who carried out the slaught...
by b.loree
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

To me the ultimate conspiracy theory was formulated by "Chicken Little" years ago..."The sky is falling!" Ignorant humans and I do not mean "rude" people here but just good average folks/innocents who lack education/knowledge have always been open to the snake oil salesman, the charlatan, the Tammy ...
by b.loree
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Army Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: German Army Bands

Fantastic photo...how did a musician get a chest full of medals like that?? We need to have Glenn tell us who this gentleman is.
by b.loree
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named

As a Canadian, my thanks Peter for returning a piece of our History. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Front Visor trim replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Front Visor trim replacement

Speaking from experience, it is very hard to find visor trim of any kind that will fit a helmet. The hardest to find is the squared trim. Even if you buy a repro from Spikehelmet in Poland it probably will not fit. The only sure way would be to send him the helmet so he could make a custom fit. I do...
by b.loree
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

"Koenig not Fuerst"....probably an expression that he was the "vassal" of the Kaiser??
by b.loree
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: YouTube fireman helm restoration - some interesting ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: YouTube fireman helm restoration - some interesting ideas

My thoughts after watching this: First they put in the wrong replacement liner. Obviously this was a beautiful fire officer helmet originally with leather sweatband and red cloth liner. You can see the remains of the cloth when he removes the liner. They installed an OR's style liner...totally incor...
by b.loree
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Where is Administration pickelhaubes.com ??
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Where is Administration pickelhaubes.com ??

This gentleman deals in Russian military surplus and wanted to pay for advertising on our site. I have no interest in this area.
by b.loree
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

An observation.....we see split prong stars with tin washers and a spike base support disc. I don’t believe that I have ever seen that combination before, usually it is either or but not both. The wappen has the usual screw post and washer combination.
by b.loree
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

Thinking back, I don't think I have ever seen a spike that tall before, :-? . Whoever owned it originally must have been a little guy. Anyone with any height would have to duck their head going through a doorway! Although I guess palaces did have huge doorways. Awes....a premier maker in my experien...
by b.loree
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

I am "nuts " in Barrie with covid threatening my life and those that I love as I am sure that we all are here. My great concern, is for my many US friends/ customers who are also going through this where it has become part of an election. Obviously, I was taken up with the idea in my 30's that I cou...
by b.loree
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

OK...can we clarify...are you logging in from a business/office computer?? I have never had a problem logging in from my at home personal computer. In the past we did have members who were part of the US civil service and they were blocked. So if you fall into that category of a private business or ...
by b.loree
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: New Garde Brass desk piece
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: New Garde Brass desk piece

Old 1870's style, with that Bismark visor. Very cool James congratulations on that. Stay safe!
by b.loree
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

Another rare FAdj helmet from Jim's collection, Saxe Weimar...incredibly rare! I will leave it up to Jim to post comments on this piece. https://photos.smugmug.com/Flugel-Adjuchtant-Helmets/i-XFtcLtP/0/e65ce4a3/XL/Compressed%20Saxe-Weimar%20Officer%20%20DSCN10520404-XL.jpg I have to comment....the h...
by b.loree
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: hi from france
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: hi from france

Great to have you with us ced! Welcome
by b.loree
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe-Weimar Flugel Adjutant
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Saxe-Weimar Flugel Adjutant

Jim as we did before, send me your photos via email and I will post them. [email protected]
by b.loree
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

Ok Coert you are now on my order list. Thanks.
by b.loree
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

Unfortunately, I have no knowledge of industrial threads/measurements. I do know my shoe and hat size though! :). However, years ago, I thought of solving my problem by using brass stock to make my own square nuts, a very laborious process especially when you have absolutely no metalworking skills. ...
by b.loree
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

Three hundred reproduction stars. They are not originals.
by b.loree
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

Regarding these stars everyone, I am basically sold out as I only had 4 sets available...one set left. I have over 300 stars but no square nuts to complete them :( However, Amy has come to the rescue and is going to place an order for me for 300 nuts out of Singapore! This is why I have been sitting...
by b.loree
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

Thanks Steve, yes I am aware of the cost of originals :) I used to think dealers would remove at least one star off each helmet before selling, as back in the day so often there would be one missing. :( Glad you like these :thumb up:
by b.loree
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Filz Helme Liner Restitch
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Filz Helme Liner Restitch

Welcome to my world Jonas! Any work done on these 100+ year old helmets always involves a great deal of stress on the piece. You have done an excellent job here Jonas.
by b.loree
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Reproduction Officer Stars

I had a local jeweller make these up for me using an original back in the 1980's. They are excellent quality...$25US per set of four plus exact postage to your location. https://photos.smugmug.com/Reproduction-Helmet-Liners/i-Kx7GHPh/0/513646b6/XL/IMG_1474-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Reproduct...
by b.loree
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Filz Helme Liner Restitch
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Filz Helme Liner Restitch

I am posting these photos for Jonas, this is his project and I will let him post comments.: https://photos.smugmug.com/Before-Helmet-Restprations/i-8hvJcnG/0/45b6f4b0/XL/20200824_211209-XL.jpg These are photos taken during the restitch process. https://photos.smugmug.com/Before-Helmet-Restprations/i...
by b.loree
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My M15's
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: My M15's

Thanks Amy...40+ years of collecting there. :)
by b.loree
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rare Officer M15 Chinscales
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Rare Officer M15 Chinscales

A great post James! As you say, very rare to see these. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Saxon HR 20 NCO
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Saxon HR 20 NCO

Well that busby posted in 2017 is mine....nice to see an NCO's. These are very rare as you probably know the Regt was not formed until 1910 so there were never decades of these issued as with most Regts. The only other one that I have seen was an officer's. Mine also came complete, I never had to tr...
by b.loree
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 834

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

Having looked more closely at your photos I would venture an opinion that the looped cord part of this parade ensemble is original. It looks the same as the one on my Saxe HR 20 OR’s busby. The parade part of this...woven paddles and tassels looks different and I don’t believe that it is original. M...
by b.loree
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Adrian
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: French Adrian

Very cool, keep them coming! No name on this one?
by b.loree
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 834

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

Obviously, an amazing piece of History with incredible markings which totally confirm authenticity! I can not comment on the fangschnur as I have never had one in the collection. Perhaps Steve McF can help out. Those markings also need to be placed in our data bank for future generations of collecto...
by b.loree
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Felt Ersatz Shako
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Bavarian Felt Ersatz Shako

Excellent James! Extremely rare at least here in N America. I have never seen one except in reference books. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?Tho

The only ones banned so far are, one crazy person who made nonsense posts and spammers. I did not even ban that WAF person who tried to stir up shit. I did clearly express my views on him and his comments however. As always, many thanks T for all your help!
by b.loree
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M.1860 15.I.R. EM
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: M.1860 15.I.R. EM

Great thanks John.
by b.loree
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M.1860 15.I.R. EM
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: M.1860 15.I.R. EM

I believe that is a new maker for us. The only stamped maker like that so far has been Clemens.
by b.loree
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Large Baden M15
Replies: 16
Views: 1820

Re: Large Baden M15

Sorry Kaiser, I didn’t reply to your comment. You can finish your restitch just go over some of my many restoration posts and photos. I have tried to give a careful step by step guide to how to do this. If you want, email me some pictures and I will gladly help out. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Large Baden M15
Replies: 16
Views: 1820

Re: Large Baden M15

Yes, this works on loops or screw posts. I also use a small Dremel bit to clean out the “hole” in the solder. I want the hole cleaned out but just enough so that I can resolder into the exact original position.
by b.loree
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My M15's
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: My M15's

Hey Alan, yes I really like the dunkelblau straps especially the cyphered ones. They are very cool and add some nice colour to my collection room. I also love that Oldenburg helme, never thought I would ever own one. No markings on it except BAX 1915 in a small square. This is the correct BA for JR ...
by b.loree
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Large Baden M15
Replies: 16
Views: 1820

Re: Large Baden M15

One of the most common problems that I find when I take these helmets apart for restoration is that the split brad soldered to the rear spine is either missing or has become "unsoldered" from the spine. This happens when the shell shrinks inwards and the metal spine does not. The spine will flatten ...
by b.loree
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Baden GR 110
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Baden GR 110

Great markings though on both helmets, rather unusual for M15’s in my experience.
by b.loree
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Sorry Lars.... I have no clue why that happened. Perhaps Artificial Intelligence is starting to take over finally?