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by Gustaf
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

Superb :thumbright: Wasn't there a French collector who insisted that there was no zig-zag stitching prior to 1918? It was nonsense of course. This is marvellous. But now you have a dilemma. Überzug on and cover that superb Wappen? Or off so you can see the Überzug markings? That is and easy one to...
by Gustaf
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German WW1 Canteens
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

Re: German WW1 Canteens

That would be a later harness, and one would expect a steel bottle, but there is no set rule as salvaged early waterbottles might be reissued with new covers and straps.
by Gustaf
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German WW1 Canteens
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

Re: German WW1 Canteens

The correct cup would match the material of the water bottle. If it is aluminum, it was likely issued during the first year of war and would usually have an aluminum cup. A steel water bottle would have been issued late 1915 or later and would normally have a steel cup. Bear in mind that the soldier...
by Gustaf
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: re stick grenades
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: re stick grenades

I think that the price is a bit high, if it was in $US it would be reasonable.
by Gustaf
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: My Christmas gift from my brother
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: My Christmas gift from my brother

It suits you.
by Gustaf
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new film about WW1 by Peter Jackson
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: A new film about WW1 by Peter Jackson

I just got back from watching "They Shall Not Grow Old" in the theater. It wa well worth the 120 mile dirve and the cost of admission. If you have not seen it in the US, it plays again on the 27th of this month. You can use this link to find a location near you. https://www.fathomevents.com/events/t...
by Gustaf
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Gus and Maggie visit
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Gus and Maggie visit

Closer to somewhere around 80 now!
by Gustaf
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Gus and Maggie visit
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Gus and Maggie visit

The best thing about visiting the LeB household is the rest of the family, although Kate tried to poke my eye out for fun and Eric boobytrapped my boots while I was wearing my favorite slippers. James had convince Lori that he only had about 80 helmets, I made the mistake of mentioning that there we...
by Gustaf
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Brunswick EM for Sal
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Brunswick EM for Sal

Amybellars wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:33 am
I would like to lay my hands on that helmet. Can u get it out of his house soonest?
It should not be a problem as long as James does not revisit this thread. :)
by Gustaf
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Brunswick EM for Sal
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Brunswick EM for Sal

Anyone who wants another chance at this helmet, contact me as I will have an opportunity to slip it out of James' house with out him knowing in a couple of weeks.
by Gustaf
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 1918 Flu
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: 1918 Flu

The epidemic was already there, the claim that the parade caused it to be worse is somewhat wrong as they claimed that with in 2 days people were coming down with the flu and by three days the hospital beds were filled. The incubation period for H1N1 is 4 to 6 days. those early cases were infected b...
by Gustaf
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: WWI Film news
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: WWI Film news

Sir Peter produces the best porn!
by Gustaf
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA
Replies: 8
Views: 403

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: 841

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: 648

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: 841

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: 2024

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: 1610

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: 1610

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: 721

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: 721

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: 721

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: 721

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: 904

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: 904

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: 721

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: 660

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: 639

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: 343

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: 343

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: 343

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: 729

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: 328

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: 2024

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: 2024

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: 2024

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: 2024

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: 2024

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: 2024

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: 2024

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: 2024

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: 370

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: 2024

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: 3384

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: 1767

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: 1767

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: 502

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: 502

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: 471

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: 983

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.