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by b.loree
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Lewis Gun
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Lewis Gun

Great pic of those kilties! Thanks for posting.
by b.loree
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Lewis Gun
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Lewis Gun

In the autobiography: The Journal of Private Fraser, the author mentions joining a Lewis gun tam and that they did have a small 2 wheeled cart to carry their gear and the extra goods needed to serve the weapon. Fraser became number two on the gun team before being wounded and put out of action.
by b.loree
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas
Replies: 18
Views: 314

Re: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas

Thank you very much for the additional pictures Max.
by b.loree
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas
Replies: 18
Views: 314

Re: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas

A very rare and impressive collection of Ulan casques Maxime, congratulations. I have been lucky enough, to do restoration work on 4 of the original leather ones and their construction is totally unique! I am most interested in your felt tschapka as they are exceptionally rare. I was offered faux ex...
by b.loree
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spiked Helmet Garde
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: Spiked Helmet Garde

Glad that things were worked out here on this helmet, my only comment is regarding the front visor trim rivet/brad. No Regiment with neusilber fittings ever had brass brads on their visor trim. This is an obvious add on, not only is the metal incorrect, but the size of the brad head is too small to ...
by b.loree
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: busby
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: busby

I also wondered about the "covering material", look in our busby section for some additional real examples. There were late war versions of these OR busbies in felt I believe but they do not have this wooly look to them......perhaps someone shaved some shag carpet back in the 70's ???? Either way, t...
by b.loree
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: busby
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: busby

This a government issue piece because of the liner and markings. The cords, feldzeichen, scales and kokarden on this are all private purchase officer and thus, do not belong with it. A senior NCO if he had the money and the Regiment allowed it could purchase his own busby which would have better qua...
by b.loree
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Going, but not gone yet (grin)!
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Going, but not gone yet (grin)!

Very sad to hear Jaap, nobody ever said life is fair. We all eventually can only deal with the cards we are given, something will get us all in the end. In the meantime, live life to the fullest and keep posting here on the forum.
by b.loree
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: OR's Kokarden
Replies: 47
Views: 19761

Re: OR's Kokarden

Many thanks John, for all your work on this post. Excellent information here on some very rare kokarden. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: busby
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: busby

This is an OR’s (ordinary ranks) govt issued busby with some officer parts put on it. The feldzeichen, cords and cockades are all Officer and are not original to this piece. The chin scales are also flat which indicates infantry not cavalry, they should be convex (curved). The busby appears to be ma...
by b.loree
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton

Just remember James......you can not bring Gus across the border with you! :D
by b.loree
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton

Truly the end of an era and the beginning of another life chapter. Despite recent sales, The Bunker Collection remains World Class! Congratulations on the move and the new house. All the best. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Aussie Digger Hat and WW1 Tea Tin
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Aussie Digger Hat and WW1 Tea Tin

Pete, we still have one "military surplus" store here where I live but I have not bothered to visit it in quite awhile so I don't know how much actual surplus might be for sale. I did score some New Old Stock WW2 webbing gear there a decade ago but......long gone.
by b.loree
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian Fusilier Model 1857/60
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Prussian Fusilier Model 1857/60

Textbook example and museum quality, congrats on a beautiful helmet! Plus, I learned about an older style kokarde that I did not know existed. Perhaps when you have the time John you could do us a favour and add your kokarde pics to a post in our kokarden section.
by b.loree
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Shako
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Shako

Yes beautiful wappen, but not original to this hat, feldzeichen and strap are reproductions. The black centre of the feldzeichen (field badge) is always hand stitched to the white cloth on the front and back. But, still a very nice shako. It is very common to encounter repro Fz as so many were lost ...
by b.loree
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco

Congratulations! Very cool and very unique. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Swedish haubes/headgear
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Swedish haubes/headgear

Two very nice pieces, great looking headdress, congratulations.
by b.loree
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: White Württemberg PB13
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: White Württemberg PB13

Great helmet with an excellent story!
by b.loree
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Op-Ed: Is It Always Wrong To Buy And Sell Nazi Memorabilia?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Op-Ed: Is It Always Wrong To Buy And Sell Nazi Memorabilia?

Good article Pete, nice to see someone presenting the “collector “ side of the argument for once.
by b.loree
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Forum Picture Posting Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Forum Picture Posting Problem

Forum tech has now fixed the picture posting problem.
by b.loree
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Aussie Digger Hat and WW1 Tea Tin
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Aussie Digger Hat and WW1 Tea Tin

Upon further research, I have discovered today that the cloth puggaree patch designates that the hat comes from the Australian, S.O.E.R...Special Operations Engineer Regt, which deals in counter terrorism amongst other things. Elements of this Group were in Afghanistan as were our CN forces. Perhaps...
by b.loree
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Aussie Digger Hat and WW1 Tea Tin
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Aussie Digger Hat and WW1 Tea Tin

Like most of you, I cruise local antique stores on a regular basis, so here are a couple of items that I purchased yesterday from one of the few stores left in my locale. https://photos.smugmug.com/Militaria-Purchases/i-8vZLsXB/0/f54fe8ad/L/IMG_6367-L.jpg Royal Australian Engineers, obviously a mode...
by b.loree
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Forum Picture Posting Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Forum Picture Posting Problem

I have also experienced problems in trying to post pictures here. I have contacted our tech support and will push further to solve this problem. I appreciate your patience. My alternate picture host is SmugMug but this does involve additional costs each month and I wonder quite frankly, what will ha...
by b.loree
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: First Donation 2018

My thanks to Amy B for her recent very generous donation to the forum. All I can say Amy, is that it is so very cool to have you here with us. To my knowledge, there are few women that have any interest in militaria and we are very fortunate to have you as an active member of this forum! :thumb up: ...
by b.loree
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Paper Makers Labels
Replies: 29
Views: 10731

Re: Paper Makers Labels

Another example of the M. Neumann paper label found inside a Garde Pioneer OYV helmet. The helme is totally officer except for kokarden, and OR's domed spike base brads. Size...small approx 55cm
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by b.loree
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: First Donation 2018

My thanks to member Andrew S for his recent contribution to the forum. Thank you Andrew and please make full use of the information presented here and get involved in discussions.
by b.loree
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer

I tried heating with a hair dryer Jonas......failure.
by b.loree
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Michael Baldwin Part 3
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Michael Baldwin Part 3

Phenomenal prices, someone has a great deal of disposable income.
by b.loree
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019 Update
Replies: 15
Views: 450

Re: SOS 2019 Update

Damn, I hope this doesn’t go sour. Surely, they can’t break the contract they have with OVMS on such short notice. What about the international dealers who will have also made plans, flights and bookings?
by b.loree
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer

Yes, an early form of plastic, so immune from the effects of + or - humidity. They can be misshapen though by being subjected to “weight “ on them especially the visors. Once they are warped there is no way to fix them. At least in my experience.
by b.loree
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Generale
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: Generale

The best one I have seen, fantastic condition and very nice to have that tall spike as well.
by b.loree
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Unit framed picture
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Unit framed picture

At last, Gus found his calling! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Gus and Maggie visit
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Gus and Maggie visit

Talk about letting "The Fox" into the hen house. I sure hope you are taking time off work James so you can keep a close eye on him! :D
by b.loree
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Help with identification? Never seen one. Thanks! 20"x10"
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Help with identification? Never seen one. Thanks! 20"x10"

Quite unique, never seen one like that before. Thanks for the post.
by b.loree
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer

Excellent helmet! Congratulations.
by b.loree
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My latest find - an officer Cavalry-Saber
Replies: 11
Views: 634

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: 13
Views: 505

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: 483

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: 12
Views: 656

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: 251

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: 271

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: 135

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: 381

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: 265

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: 13
Views: 389

Re: Lewis Gun

Some further close ups:
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IMG_6350.JPG
by b.loree
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Lewis Gun
Replies: 13
Views: 389

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: 12
Views: 656

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: 316

Re: Price List 1974

Pictures of the officer KAGGR#1 mitre mentioned above. Thanks Steve!
KAGGR 1   McFarland  Collection.JPG
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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: 270

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: 254

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! :)
1961.jpeg
1963.jpeg
1968.jpeg
My goodness, helmet and uberzug, $30US!!! :eek: