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by Gustaf
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA

http://advanceguardmilitaria.com/ Is another great dealer, while they do not sell a lot of pointy hats, they do sell a few and they always stand behind the items they sell. Jeff is a member here and one of the driving forces behind the Show of Shows.
by Gustaf
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Trip to Idaho Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 302

Re: Trip to Idaho Cancelled

Peter_Suciu wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:27 am
Heal up. You only have seven months until SOS!
If he is still crippled, then maybe he will have to spend some time watching the table instead of running around spending money.
by Gustaf
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:55 am
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

This kind of discussion really has no place on the forum, but as the site admin is one of the responsible parties I guess I will not moderate it. I find in interesting how Trump (who is with out question an ass) is criticized by the world while the man who was instrumental in creating the world's wo...
by Gustaf
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Trip to Idaho Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 302

Re: Trip to Idaho Cancelled

Thank goodness, we were worried about our poor security systems and having to put up with James' whining. We will miss Lori though.
by Gustaf
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: SOS 2019

We are going to rent a porta-potty again this year
by Gustaf
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Selling bunch of my WWI Stalhelms
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Selling bunch of my WWI Stalhelms

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:11 pm
You cannot even count to 11
OK How about # 6, is it still available? I can count to 6!
by Gustaf
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Selling bunch of my WWI Stalhelms
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Selling bunch of my WWI Stalhelms

Is # 11 still available?
by Gustaf
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

These were designed by the British - but were generally rejected in favor of the Brodie design that evolved into the MkI. These were then sold to Portugal. Considering Portugal was Britain's longest ally - going back centuries - the British were not always the best of friends. Selling subpar equipm...
by Gustaf
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

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Here is the liner, a felt skull cap with a thin leather sweat band
by Gustaf
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

Here is a couple photos of my example, showing the type of liner that would be more likely to get sweaty in hot weather.
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by Gustaf
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

Hey Peter, James LeB says mine is a miner's helmet. I have heard that from a number of people, and the corrugated dome would lead me to think they were designed heavy low velocity blows. They could have been based on such a helmet, like the Adrian was influenced by the classic fireman's helmet.
by Gustaf
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen
Replies: 18
Views: 626

Re: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen

b.loree wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:22 am
Very interesting, I have never seen that before. Note.....2 ersatz tin helmets!
You should spend more time on the forum and less in bars. This type of Wappen has been discussed a number of times, with many examples shown and even period photos showing the helmets in use. :)
by Gustaf
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen
Replies: 18
Views: 626

Re: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen

This is a well know type of Wappen that affixes with a single screw to an ersatz helmet. It dates form 1914, later they were made of steel due to the shortaces of tim to make brass in Germany.
by Gustaf
Wed May 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 363

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 ok the Mk1? I would wager that it was one of the corrugated models, they were a miner's helmet from what I understand and the Portuguese used t...
by Gustaf
Thu May 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Berndorfer Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Berndorfer Opinions

I was tempted to bid on it but did not have the resources to buy it.
by Gustaf
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Toy soldiers Publius. WW1
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Toy soldiers Publius. WW1

The German has a Madsen LMG.
by Gustaf
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bread Bag - What Country
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Bread Bag - What Country

Hey Peter, It turns out my first thought was right, it is Swedish, I think the tunic the Collector's Guild has listed as Danish is actually Swedish. I have found a Swedish back pack on the Collector's Guild site with the same markings but dated 1916.
Best
Gus
by Gustaf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bread Bag - What Country
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Bread Bag - What Country

Nope, I am wrong and I think Schiavona13 is right, the Swedish crown is a little different.
by Gustaf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bread Bag - What Country
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Bread Bag - What Country

I think swedish, I will look for some similar marks, it is not marked like my Danish overcoat.
by Gustaf
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: Chauchat

Nearly everything about the Chauchat was revolutionary 100 years ago, it was the first assault rifle designed specifically for walking fire. It is often criticized for the open sided magazine, but in fact there were very few automatic weapons of the time that had an enclosed magazine, off hand the M...
by Gustaf
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project for Gus
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Project for Gus

I have considered doing something like this, but I would do it with steel and use a friend's original to get better measurements, but it would probably cut into my nap time.
by Gustaf
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: SOS 2019

Amybellars wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:34 pm
OK. I will wear a spike helmet and walk round the hall to make myself easily recognised and stand out another crowd. Will have to look at my collection and pick one to wear to sos hehe
Yeah....that may not help.
by Gustaf
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: SOS 2019

Do not think that being Asian we will be able to pick you out from the crowd. SOS is truly an international event, and a family event as well. Also, holes in the bank account are much better than holes in the collection.
by Gustaf
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: SOS 2019

Amybellars wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:48 am
How do I recognise u at the show?
You need to remember to look for James LeBrasseur's table, as it is in his name, not in the name of Pickelhaubes. It will be easy to recognize me, as I am the one who always has to stay at the table while every one else is out buying treasures.
by Gustaf
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: SOS 2019

joerookery wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:27 am
The other thing you could do is just take a good sniff. Gus is often located by his body odor. I will be in the cafeteria – selling smokes.
I have learned it is more fun to say "Do you smell popcorn?" instead of saying "Excuse me" when I fart.
by Gustaf
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: SOS 2019

I was not going to take a trunk, I was taking a truck, but it would seen the road to OZ is washed out right now, Looking forward to meeting two of the founding members face to face!
by Gustaf
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: SOS 2019

Poop! I have lost the map to Rod's bunker, I guess I will be seeing you both at SOS instead of driving to Australia next February.
by Gustaf
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: SOS 2019

Yes I am Coming with hubby. We will go los Angeles and gamble our money in Las Vegas before the show. Its a 18 hrs flight for me so we might as well spend time in USA. Yap I am based in Singapore while hubby is in Australia. I am looking forward to meet u guys and compete with buying the goodies he...
by Gustaf
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: SOS 2019

joerookery wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:39 am
Amy,

You are coming! At last I can finally meet you. Do you still live in Singapore? What an international group we have!
I'm with Joe, are you bringing that old man who tries to move your helmets to his bunker for safe keeping too?
by Gustaf
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: This has to be a new record
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: This has to be a new record

Condition is everything.
by Gustaf
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

SOS 2019

We need to get started planning for the next show, I think James has already sent in his table papers, I have changed the oil on the pick up and drained the holding tank on the camper, I am ready.
by Gustaf
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2212

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

If we could move the show to Kansas City, maybe we could get Chip to attend. The best thing would be to reduce the miles across Colorado, Kansas and Missouri by half.
The Show of Shows is the best meeting of like minded people in the world and worth the 4 thousand mile round trip drive.
by Gustaf
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My SOS 2018 finds
Replies: 24
Views: 1053

Re: My SOS 2018 finds

I am sure I could have gotten some really good stuff if I could have had a chance to get away from the table for a few minutes.
by Gustaf
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My SOS 2018 finds
Replies: 24
Views: 1053

Re: My SOS 2018 finds

I got a box of crackers.
by Gustaf
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: SOS 2018

Yeah, Las Vegas is too close to the People's Republik of Kalifornia.
by Gustaf
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: SOS 2018

As another side note... I'm working on a story and saw the helicopter trade show moved to Las Vegas. I'm almost curious why OVMS didn't try to get those dates. Two weeks later but weather could be a bit better. I agree, the weather would be much nicer in Las Vegas, if SOS moved there, I would actua...
by Gustaf
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Our fearless leader in the girls room.
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Our fearless leader in the girls room.

Actually, you would not have been jailed as long as you said that you were unsure of your gender, in the US, it is common for people not to know for sure if they are a boy or a girl and it is considered rude to assume some one's gender. And for that reason, most states allow men to use the women's r...
by Gustaf
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: OMG the forum is going to be dowm for 24 hours.
Replies: 15
Views: 728

OMG the forum is going to be dowm for 24 hours.

I just got a note from Brian that the forum was going to be down for about 24 hours, he asked me to spread the word, I do not think it occurred to him to post it on the forum so I did.
I hope everyone survives, it might be a good time to say "hi" to your significant other during this black out.
by Gustaf
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2018 Hotels - Reserve asap!
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: SOS 2018 Hotels - Reserve asap!

It is possible that we might be able to get Flashart to the show this year, he is slumming it just south of Joe's
by Gustaf
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Photobucket : how to view and save pics from threads
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: Photobucket : how to view and save pics from threads

Yup, this fix works to restore all the images that are still stored in an account that has not been closed, unfortunately, all of Brian's photos are gone.
by Gustaf
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Possible Photobucket fix?
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Possible Photobucket fix?

Thanks for calling this to our attention, Eric. and thanks to Nick for finding it. I downloded the app yesterday but it did not seem to work, but today I can see the lost images again. For those who hate photobucket, this does not fix photobucket, it fixes the forum.
by Gustaf
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Neutral Holland
Replies: 17
Views: 1708

Re: Neutral Holland

I read in a popular source the other day that the German atrocities committed in Belgium were almost entirely in French-speaking areas. This does not square with any of my research. We will be in Belgium/Holland this summer. At least I will be able to see the terrain firsthand. Too late for this bo...
by Gustaf
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: PM Apology B. Loree
Replies: 3
Views: 2733

Re: PM Apology B. Loree

richesz28 wrote:Brian,

PM's are just sitting in my outbox and aren't going through to the recipient. Is anyone else having this issue?

Richard
That is either because you have your sent file full, or the recipients have their in box full.
by Gustaf
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Another Australian
Replies: 14
Views: 1548

Re: Another Australian

Gustaf, I presume you mean a photo of a T-Gewehr rather than one of me!? The former would certainly be more pleasing to the eye! Will see what I can do.... Peter. Yes, to be honest, I do not care what you look like, I just want to see your T-Gewehr, I would post a photo of mine, but the webernet re...
by Gustaf
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: Survey

Hey John, I just gave up my rotary phone as all I got on the land line was solicitors. The only vehicles I have without carburetors are Diesel, we never got myc for free TV, but there is one channel that still comes in from time to time that is analog. All our light have switches or they have a wick...
by Gustaf
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: Survey

Has anyone else who uses Picorator notice that is has crapped out already?
by Gustaf
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Another Australian
Replies: 14
Views: 1548

Re: Another Australian

Anyone using the name TGewehr needs to post a photo.

I would post one of mine, but the new hosting site is turned to crap already:(

Any way, welcome to the asylum.
by Gustaf
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Minneapolis show
Replies: 17
Views: 1678

Re: Minneapolis show

I am hoping that the shows will also bar anyone from entering who is wearing a t shirt with Che on it.
by Gustaf
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: photobucket pics dont show?
Replies: 14
Views: 1809

Re: photobucket pics dont show?

Hey Bryan,
Do not let them fool you, it is totally because of your location, the webernet has started blocking anything that is going anywhere near North Korea, you need to move back to the real world so you can see all the cool photos that are blocked where you are.
by Gustaf
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The History U.S. Army Boots
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: The History U.S. Army Boots

Great article on boots, although you did miss one point on the straight lasted boots used up to the Civil War, while they could be worn on either foot when they were new, they were usually only worn on the same foot as they would break in to fit the foot. A pair of straight lasted boots, when broken...