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by b.loree
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tin kit helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Prussian Tin kit helmet

I would agree John regarding the spine. You also have the typical brass square nut on your spine whereas the typical kit helmet has an octagonal nut. Interesting that the leather liner was so thin that they decided to add metal grommets. We usually only see this on tschapka liners.
by b.loree
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Some newbie questions
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Some newbie questions

Great point.....I forgot smell! :)
by b.loree
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA

Probably the most trusted in North America is Age of Kings based in Texas. They specialize in pickelhaubes and have a website displaying their wares.
by b.loree
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Some newbie questions
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Some newbie questions

Your main question is not that easy to answer......a reputable militaria dealer would be first and one which specializes in pickelhaubes is Age of Kings . They are based in Tx and have a website. Other sources would be militaria shows or EBay but you have to have knowledge and experience so as not t...
by b.loree
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: defeated casing
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: defeated casing

That is a very unusual piece of trench art , never seen one like that before. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tin kit helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Prussian Tin kit helmet

Thanks for posting those pics John, I have never had a good look at a Wurtt kit helme before. Last question.....is the wappen held on by the typical soldered loops and wedges or does it have the tube and cane stick as my Prussian has?
by b.loree
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Austrian dragoner helmet 1866
Replies: 14
Views: 271

Re: Austrian dragoner helmet 1866

That is a very cool piece, lots of work and quite a challenge to restore it. I look forward to seeing pictures as you work on it!
by b.loree
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Regards from Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: Regards from Ireland

Welcome from Canada! You have chosen a great Historical forum name.
by b.loree
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Which is worth more M15 or M95
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Which is worth more M15 or M95

Yes, I totally agree with Matthew.....besides the M95 is prettier to the human eye. I also think that this factors into the officer's helmets as well, they look cooler with those chin scales and taller spikes!
by b.loree
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM 1914. Can anyone tell me more please?
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Prussian EM 1914. Can anyone tell me more please?

Welcome Cid great to see you posting here. My opinion on the Kockarden are that they are originals which have been repainted. The white circles for sure as you can see a waviness to the paint... they should be crisp. The red colour on the Reichs kokarde looks off too but that could just be lighting ...
by b.loree
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German Pieces Just Picked
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: German Pieces Just Picked

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by b.loree
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German Pieces Just Picked
Replies: 2
Views: 89

German Pieces Just Picked

I just picked up these German pieces from a local antique fair. Some identification/information would be much appreciated, some are WW2 and post 1945. A dispatch rider case taken by a CN soldier from a captured German May 12, 1943 in North Africa. I need an identification of the original ink marking...
by b.loree
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"

Thanks very much gentlemen!
by b.loree
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"

The completed helmet: https://photos.smugmug.com/Completed-Restorations/i-mRXdMpG/0/5ec3fdb3/L/IMG_6287-L.jpg The top area which was crushed and broken originally, most of it came back into place after wetting and blocking. Cracks were then filled with finish to stabilize everything. https://photos....
by b.loree
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: What If I am Simply A Minor Writer?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: What If I am Simply A Minor Writer?

Ok......purpose of this post?? I try and eliminate spam whenever I can or when it is brought to my attention. We have had an increase of spam posts lately. If you see something on the forum PM me or email me. Thanks in advance....B
by b.loree
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 411

Re: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

My apologies gentlemen....sometimes life, just interferes with one's spikey hat pursuits!
by b.loree
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Opinion wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Opinion wanted

Definitely a fake and has been through a washing machine......I will take it off your hands for a $100. I mean what are friends for?? :)
by b.loree
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 2
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Dragoner No. 2

Some pictures of Dragoner #2 helmets from Steve M: https://photos.smugmug.com/Dragoon-Helmets/i-ZMmJvNJ/0/302ef3b7/L/D%20R%202%20a-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Dragoon-Helmets/i-kjfm9wq/0/db312d73/L/D%20R%202%20b-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Dragoon-Helmets/i-g4Qgsw8/0/b1c50ee0/L/D%20R%202%2...
by b.loree
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"

Restitch complete, spine brad resoldered and everything back in place. https://photos.smugmug.com/Before-Helmet-Restprations/i-zFpfxmc/0/c4bf9412/L/IMG_6284-L.jpg All fittings on this helmet had a "gold finish" applied to the brass. You can see the scratches in this finish and the bare brass showing...
by b.loree
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Photobucket Images Back!
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Photobucket Images Back!

I have applied to the Bucket to recover my account. Hopefully, they can do this and all pictures can be replaced.
by b.loree
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Photobucket Images Back!
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Photobucket Images Back!

Good suggestion Patrick, I will follow up on that.
by b.loree
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Hi Re: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"

Thanks Sandy glad you enjoy these posts although I don’t think many people would buy a Spikey Hat Restoration book. :) . The glue used is Tanner’s Bond Contact Cement. It is specifically made for leather.
by b.loree
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"

The rear visor pinned in place, all stitch holes cleaned out, we are now ready for the restitch. The lines in the shell left by the rear spine provide an excellent guide as to getting the shell holes and visor holes lined up. Special care must always be used in this part of the process. If the holes...
by b.loree
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tin kit helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Prussian Tin kit helmet

John: Are the Kokarden ( V cut out) and liner similar? Do you have the felt skull cap in your example?
by b.loree
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"
Replies: 15
Views: 302

An M95 "From the Land Down Under"

Most of my restoration work involves helmets from the good old USA but occasionally, I get one from a bit further away. As the title of the post suggests, this one is from Australia! This helmet has some unusual characteristics: it is dated 1917, has an M15 style un dyed liner and something I have n...
by b.loree
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tin kit helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Prussian Tin kit helmet

A question...does anyone have a kit helmet from another state other than Prussia? For example Baden or Wurttemberg? :?
by b.loree
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde regiment no.1 m1860
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: Garde regiment no.1 m1860

Warm water with a bit of dish soap added is the best way to clean/wipe the inside of a helmet. You can use the same method on the outside of the shell as well. Black shoe polish is optional, it is up to you , the owner of the helmet. Some people like them shiny others do not. A replacement liner can...
by b.loree
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 411

Re: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

Yet again, we have evidence of the value of this forum and its membership. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hi from Australia
Replies: 31
Views: 7178

Re: Hi from Australia

Welcome Mike, greetings from Canada!
by b.loree
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: First Donation 2018

My thanks to member Robert D for his recent donation to the forum!
by b.loree
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 411

Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

I am posting here some pictures of 9th Dragoner helmets from the J. Turinetti collection. My thanks to Jim for the pictures of these beautiful examples and to Steve M. for his efforts in getting these posted. https://photos.smugmug.com/Dragoon-Helmets/i-KCrbVfn/0/1f402a9e/L/Compressed%20-%20Fig%205....
by b.loree
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered

I have removed my golf cart post as it was over the top and off topic. I have PM'd Sandy and asked permission to delete his 2 posts.
by b.loree
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Photobucket Images Back!
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Photobucket Images Back!

Unfortunately, I closed out my Pbuket account months ago and thus no pics will be restored which is unfortunate.
by b.loree
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Important news!
Replies: 8
Views: 5109

Re: Important news!

Yes I just need it reported so that I can delete the spam. I believe it is the cyber world we live in.
by b.loree
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tin kit helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Prussian Tin kit helmet

Classic kit helmets....textbook examples! I bought mine from Randy T years ago in the same condition. Excellent James.
by b.loree
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Wurttemberg OYV or Private purchase helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Wurttemberg OYV or Private purchase helmet

Very nice and in excellent condition James. I had one exactly like it years ago but had to sell it off.
by b.loree
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Trip to Idaho Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 302

Re: Trip to Idaho Cancelled

Yes.......there is friendship and then there is collecting at the SOS. James is not going to be so spry rounding the tables in 2019, so I will have an advantage in treasure hunting! :) . Gus wears cowboy boots so he is not fast. Oh, and yea James, that really sucks.....ah...is that a Crocs cast you ...
by b.loree
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze

One thing we have learned here is that these private purchase items were very expensive for even the average German middle class family to afford. If you were of nobility or upper M/C and had lots of money then you could buy new off the shelf. However, there was also just as today a "used" market ou...
by b.loree
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered

Yes, no such thing as L/M exists anymore, long gone (1924) and replaced by pure realistic, good old fashioned dictatorship. As a Historian, I loved the recent pic of Putin riding bare chested on horseback. Look up a guy called Mussolini, I think he was Italian and you will see him in the same propag...
by b.loree
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 527

Re: Time machine

Excellent helmet as always! So good to have an owner name and history along with it. :thumb up: We have been baking in 30+C temps and high humidity here.
by b.loree
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered

All the Russian Revolution did was replace one corrupt ruling elite with yet another at the cost of millions of Russian and other people’s lives. Unfortunately, the Russian people have never known anything but dictatorship in one form or another.
by b.loree
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: What's the name of the movie? An Officer and a Enlistedman?
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: What's the name of the movie? An Officer and a Enlistedman?

Excellent!! I have never seen such a "pair" from the same Regt before in all my collecting years. Fantastic! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: M15 spike top needed
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: M15 spike top needed

Once again this forum proves it's worth! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Artillery Helmet Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Artillery Helmet Cover

Welcome Frank, great to have you join us. I like your uberzug very much, we have seen one example posted here previously which had an added stitch line (vertical)that made the circumference of the cover smaller so that it would fit a smaller size helmet. The cloth and hooks on your cover look origin...
by b.loree
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German Segeltuchtasche Gummimaske
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: German Segeltuchtasche Gummimaske

Congratulations ......an excellent very rare piece. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Other hobbies
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Other hobbies

I have an orchid collection of over 25 plants and I have played lead guitar in rock bands for 30+ years....still playing in bars to this day!
by b.loree
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome Claus! Greetings from Canada.
by b.loree
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14
Replies: 14
Views: 571

Re: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14

I am going to be posting pics in the restoration section shortly of a Prussian M95 dated 1917 with natural undyed liner. Fittings, are all brass but it has one brass grommet and one steel plus a black flat head split prong repair plug next to the brass grommet. A very unusual piece with no regimenta...
by b.loree
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: payday loans in HI online
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: payday loans in HI online

Thanks T....B
by b.loree
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14
Replies: 14
Views: 571

Re: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14

Excellent tschako , congratulations! That is a sweet piece that any collector would be proud to own.