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by b.loree
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My latest find - an officer Cavalry-Saber
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: My latest find - an officer Cavalry-Saber

Excellent display and sword 👍
by b.loree
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg

Excellent addition to your collection T Congrats!!
by b.loree
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Green-olive tin helmet
Replies: 22
Views: 290

Re: Green-olive tin helmet

Excellent piece! I have never seen one of these with a Reservist wappen before and we are talking 30+ years of collecting. Fantastic.
by b.loree
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Brunswick EM for Sal
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Brunswick EM for Sal

We should grab those markings for our list.
by b.loree
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Help? Miniature Würtemberg Candle Holder Maker Marked (5" x 6") Any Information?
Replies: 13
Views: 119

Re: Help? Miniature Würtemberg Candle Holder Maker Marked (5" x 6") Any Information?

Yes a desk piece....ink well missing it’s glass liner. Very cool!
by b.loree
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Wappen and spike question
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: Wappen and spike question

Congrats! A Bambis with rolled rim is one of the rarer felt helmets. I don’t think there was any other company that produced this style. Very nice to have that clear company stamp.
by b.loree
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Happy Sgt York Day
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Happy Sgt York Day

A great American hero! Happy SY Day!
by b.loree
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: 2-Place Medal Bars for Junior Officers with the EK2 Equivalent for German States
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: 2-Place Medal Bars for Junior Officers with the EK2 Equivalent for German States

Very,very cool Alan, a beautiful display and collection! Congratulations. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: Hello

Welcome Alex, great to have you join us! Please, make posts, ask questions, get involved and enjoy yourself here. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Lewis Gun
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Lewis Gun

Some further close ups:
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by b.loree
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Lewis Gun
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Lewis Gun

Hi Pete: A picture from my collection which relates to your recent LG repro purchase. I have had this since 1997 when I had the glass replaced and new backing put on. I have never seen a similar photo of LG's up here in CN. These period panoramas rarely include weaponry which is why I bought this pi...
by b.loree
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Brunswick EM for Sal
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Brunswick EM for Sal

At least, we know it is going to a good home. All collectors know you gotta pounce when opportunity comes your way.
by b.loree
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Price List 1974
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Price List 1974

Pictures of the officer KAGGR#1 mitre mentioned above. Thanks Steve!
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by b.loree
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help needed about Wappen
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Help needed about Wappen

Many thanks for the pictures Ron. That is the exact helmet I was describing. I had one of those years ago but sold it to fund a military WW1 helmet. Another fire officer helmet characteristic is that the rear visor will be trimmed in white metal. My Rhinelander had this trim but this may have been a...
by b.loree
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Old Way To Add To Your Collection
Replies: 5
Views: 137

The Old Way To Add To Your Collection

Again posting this from KAGG#1, pages from militaria catalogues...1961,63 and 68. Orders taken by phone or mail! :)
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My goodness, helmet and uberzug, $30US!!! :eek:
by b.loree
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Price List 1974
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Price List 1974

KAGGR#1 emailed this to me recently a snapshot of prices and how helmets were bought in 1974:
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by b.loree
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Unidentified Court Sword
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Unidentified Court Sword

Beautiful sword. I also immediately thought Prince of Wales when I saw those 3 ostrich feathers. Makers stamp?
by b.loree
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Lewis Gun
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Lewis Gun

Very cool, congratulations Pete! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help needed about Wappen
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Help needed about Wappen

My vote is, fire service officer helmet and wappen post WW1. The holes in my opinion are for a missing small shield which is often affixed to the eagle’s chest. In the case of the Rhineland fire officer this would be a white metal shield painted green with a raised silver “river” running diagonally ...
by b.loree
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German South West Africa Colonial Slouch Hat
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: German South West Africa Colonial Slouch Hat

Excellent Pete, congratulations.
by b.loree
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: American Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: American Pickelhaube

A tremendous piece of American History Peter ! I love the wappen and cocarde.....red white and blue. At the same time, an example of the influence of German immigration to the US during the 1890’s and early 1900’s
by b.loree
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: USMC Dress Helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: USMC Dress Helmet

Excellent example Peter and a great piece to add to your collection! Congratulations.
by b.loree
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben for Enlisted men M15/M95
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Pickelhauben for Enlisted men M15/M95

Very nice, great comparison.
by b.loree
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Max show
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Max show

Not as large obviously as the SOS but members have found good pieces there in past years. It has been years since I have gone to the MAX, so my knowledge is limited.
by b.loree
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome Tom, great to have you with us.
by b.loree
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: A Convoluted Deal.
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: A Convoluted Deal.

Congratulations Ron, great story and thanks for posting. I have always thought that one of the best parts to collecting are the stories/experiences which are associated with every piece in our collections. I am sure that all of us here on the forum can look at every item in our collection and recall...
by b.loree
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: book recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: book recommendations

Started reading Poilu by Louis Barthas for the second time today. The 2 top books written by CEF WW1 veterans are: Ghosts Have Warm Hands by Will Bird and The Journal of Private Fraser. I have read Storm of Steel but no other German WW1 accounts as unfortunately, I do not read German. There seem to ...
by b.loree
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm
Replies: 15
Views: 3242

Re: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

Nice comparison picture John, that really shows the difference between the two models.
by b.loree
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Prussian Jäger Tschako.
Replies: 23
Views: 1230

Re: M15 Prussian Jäger Tschako.

Thanks Coert!
by b.loree
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A salty felt helmet.
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: A salty felt helmet.

Thank you Coert!
by b.loree
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: At last! EM M95 Garde helmet.
Replies: 19
Views: 768

Re: At last! EM M95 Garde helmet.

Congratulations on an excellent addition to your collection. Always follow the light and buy more hauben! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 1913 Regimental marking with 1916 maker's mark
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: 1913 Regimental marking with 1916 maker's mark

That is another scenario......the rear visor was replaced but again, I would check under the lining and look for extra lines of stitch holes.
by b.loree
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 1913 Regimental marking with 1916 maker's mark
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: 1913 Regimental marking with 1916 maker's mark

Note that the liner is the M15 style and not dyed black. Typically, a helmet accepted by GR112 in 1913 would have a black liner. This suggests that perhaps the original liner was replaced in 1916. I would carefully pull the liner out and look at the stitch lines on the inside for old stitch holes wh...
by b.loree
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Which is worth more M15 or M95
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Which is worth more M15 or M95

Good point Bruno! I have also always wondered why the M95 Oldenburg helmets are relatively easy to find......we are still only looking at one Regiment JR 91 wearing that wappen.
by b.loree
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lost Skeleton’s Guide to the Pickelhaube Helmbezug
Replies: 80
Views: 57843

Re: Lost Skeleton’s Guide to the Pickelhaube Helmbezug

Excellent Chas, very nice piece. I would imagine that somewhere on the net there is a History of sewing machine evolution and the expansion of stitching capabilities.
by b.loree
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Some newbie questions
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Some newbie questions

Interesting John, thanks for the heads up. The ancient Romans also collected urine to be used in their tanning process, so we appear to have gone full circle.
by b.loree
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Fußartelleire M95 Pickelhaube and Matching Waffenrock
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Fußartelleire M95 Pickelhaube and Matching Waffenrock

Congratulations T....no surprise as we all know about your high collector standards, great quality always retains it’s value!
by b.loree
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Regimental marking or maker's marking?
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Regimental marking or maker's marking?

That’s it, thanks Sandy! The letters are always the same in stenciled gold paint with the size done by hand. I have always wondered how so many of these ended up in such excellent condition. I bought mine from Randy T long before the creation of Age of Kings.
by b.loree
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Pioneer 1st or 3rd Officers helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 419

Re: Prussian Pioneer 1st or 3rd Officers helmet

Excellent James, congratulations on a very rare addition to your collection.
by b.loree
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Regimental marking or maker's marking?
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Regimental marking or maker's marking?

This is a makers mark. Unfortunately, I forget the translation of the letters but someone here will help out. We have discussed this Berlin manufacturer of kit helmets before. I have the exact same helmet in my collection also with the cloth skull pad present. Nice helmet :thumb up:
by b.loree
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: What is this?

This filz section can now be accessed by members.
by b.loree
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: What is this?

I will fix this.
by b.loree
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any ideas what this is and for
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Any ideas what this is and for

All I can say, is that I agree that it is Polish.
by b.loree
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Felt/Filz Helmets
Topic: Prussian Pioneer Ersatz Felt Helme
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Prussian Pioneer Ersatz Felt Helme

I always thought that the above helmet had this cloth and leather spine arrangement due to a "period repair" now I am not so sure after seeing the other helmet which is now in Belgium. The rear visor on mine did split along the original stitch line for the liner and this split does appear to have be...
by b.loree
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Felt/Filz Helmets
Topic: Prussian Pioneer Ersatz Felt Helme
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Prussian Pioneer Ersatz Felt Helme

This helmet/post relates to a filz helme recently purchased by one of our European members and like his, it has some unique characteristics. https://photos.smugmug.com/Felt-HelmetsFilz-Helme/i-wJjHndc/0/0e2c69af/L/IMG_6335-L.jpg I have owned this helmet for 20+years and have never cleaned the fittin...
by b.loree
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Felt/Filz Helmets
Topic: Prussian Felt Helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Prussian Felt Helmet

It is about time that a sub forum was created on the Felt/Filz helmets that many of us have in our collections. Here is one of mine that I have had for quite awhile: https://photos.smugmug.com/Felt-HelmetsFilz-Helme/i-RsjpvSQ/0/543f1e43/L/IMG_6329-L.jpg This piece is in good condition, no tears in t...
by b.loree
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A strange ersatz pickelhaube
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: A strange ersatz pickelhaube

I have a Prussian pioneer filz with a feldgrau cloth spine which I will post pics of soon. I have had this in the collection since the 80’s. I feel that it is a repair, there is also a leather strip sewen on the inside.
by b.loree
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Spammers

I will contact tech support and see what can be done.
by b.loree
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: A Different Perspective
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: A Different Perspective

Not surprising that a “civilian “ would say this, as boys I am sure that most of us staged sword fights with sticks or actual wood swords we made from available lumber. In my case, I made swords from the wood slats taken off old style snow fencing.
by b.loree
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The rarest Tschapka I've ever seen
Replies: 26
Views: 648

Re: The rarest Tschapka I've ever seen

Excellent find, congratulations! Truly the rarest of the rare. We did encounter a felt tschapka at the SOS this year but it was in worse condition than this piece and did not have the green oil cloth trim or top. Up until that time I had never seen a real original in all my years of collecting other...