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by argonne
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube

Steve Nick wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:18 am

This helmet is unmarked with exception of a lowercase f on the rear visor
Do you have checked the area between the grommets? Such X.AK Waterloo infantry units have often marked their helmets there.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Imperial Eagle in Rome....
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Imperial Eagle in Rome....

Gianluca, I may think that this could be Fürst Reinhard Ludwig zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich. The writing on the pict seems to end with "Solms" and the word before is maybe "Comte"? (italian?) Fürst reinhard Ludwig (1867-1951) was Obersleutnant in the GdC and Kommandeur of this unit between 1915 and 1917...
by argonne
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.

I could not read all, but this is what I found: Erwin Kaebel was born on 29.8.1890 in Hagen. He was a Master-Lacquer (Malermeister) and married with Käte ?Costa? 1910-12 he served in the 39. Infantry-Reg., 3rd Komp. He has been called for military service against France on 3.8.1914 and served in th...
by argonne
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian 6th Grenadiers Enlisted Ranks pattern 1895
Replies: 14
Views: 221

Re: Prussian 6th Grenadiers Enlisted Ranks pattern 1895

I've never owned a helmet with white painted markings and I had about forty helmets at one time. BA IX helmets are especially showing such markings. As I am living in this german area near the danish border (Schleswig-Flensburg), they are my favorites too \:D/ https://i.servimg.com/u/f20/12/53/37/9...
by argonne
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Garde Kurassier Regt. Officer schirmutze
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Garde Kurassier Regt. Officer schirmutze

Worn by a Freiherr or aristocrat. One can see the crowned monogram.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled

Same hysteria down there in North Germany....
No TP, nuddles or canned goods... ](*,)
Companies are sending most of their people to home office. I am one of the last in the regular office of my company. 90% of other colleagues are now home...

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 1009

Re: IR92

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Regardless of the source. =;
The source is most of the time the firts reason not to go further....Some acribic observations of 99% of items sold by some "wellknown" sellers are telling more than 1000 words :eek:

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Pickelhaube Uberzug
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Pickelhaube Uberzug

I see that you understood the wink on the french forum :D

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 1009

Re: IR92

As you say, Braunschweig helmets (both officers and EM) is a very dangerous field expertise :-? I do not own the knowledge to judge this one. Other membres here have it. But one thing I know: beware of "well known dealers" when they say that the box is original to the helmet :-({|= Most of the time ...
by argonne
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !

For a few years I have specialised myself in the collecting of nominatives EM Haubes. I took this decision because I love the challenge to track every single destiny of those poor guys. This research is not an easy thing at all and it needs a particular knowhow based on the own experience (learning ...
by argonne
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !

If the dealer was in the room at the auction and Philippe left a writen bid normally the rule is that the room has the advantage and the bid wil go to the roombidder if the writen bid will not go any higher My bid was not written but live (online) through "Invaluable", a very few seconds before end...
by argonne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !

I recognize this helmet very well because I have bid on it online during the M. Baldwin selling....I was best bidder at the end of this auction but I was then later told by the auction house that I was not the winner :thumbsdown: :guns: I tried to have an explanation and contacted Matthew Tredwen bu...
by argonne
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020 KAGGR#1 Purchases
Replies: 22
Views: 1423

Re: SOS 2020 KAGGR#1 Purchases

I would be very glad to see some more picts of the M15 JR92.
Is it regimentally marked or only BA X stamp?
And how about the Braunschweig cockade? Steel or brass?

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...

SkipperJohn wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:20 pm
Philippe,
What is the diameter of the cockades on your helmet.
They look slightly oversized just like the ones on my Saxon.
John,

Both are exactly 48mm

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...

Saxons are well known for the big variety of Ersatz helmets they have produced :wink: Beautiful helmet that remembers me a similar one in my collection. Cardboard and vulcan fibers as yours. Liner is a kind of oiled cloth material too. Also both cockades are Ersatz. They are very light and non magne...
by argonne
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95.
Replies: 13
Views: 1448

Re: Prussian EM M95.

Coert, Interesting helmet! It seems it was first issued to the TB8 (VIII AK) because it still has the screwable spike for parades. Then the marking TB8 has been cancelled and the helmet probably moved to the JR29 (and not JR27). JR27 was part of the IV AK but JR29 part of the VIII AK as the TB8 :win...
by argonne
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian M95
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Prussian M95

USN, I can tell you that the name is 100% LOHMANN from a 9th Companie. Unfortunately the guy did not mentioned the unit number behind the company... But it´s true, we have a BA.V. stamp which is silesian and west-prussian. The unit stamp on the left side of the neckguard is unfortunately illegible. ...
by argonne
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 1575

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

Sandmann wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:17 am
I was born in sweet old Oldenburg :D
Cheers! \:D/

Then you should like this one too! :wink:

Image

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 1575

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

911car wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:25 pm

I was not aware of the existence of these light blue Oldenburg cockades.
Yes Bruno, light and dark blue are totally OK for Oldenburg cockades, as they are for Braunschweig too! There are some variations indeed.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: I have succumbed to forum pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: I have succumbed to forum pressure

A comment was made on the forum that this helmet should have the proper Wappen and that has bothered me since. John, That´s always a problem with well-meaning comments....In this case, the theory is right: a M67/71 Wappen on a M60 helmet is not the pattern in which the original helmet was "born". B...
by argonne
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Real or Fake II
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Re: Real or Fake II

:thumb up: :thumb up: :thumb up:

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

The reference book quoted bei Bruno (Deutsche Offiziershelme aus der Kaiserzeit by Joachim Hilsenbeck) is also showing at page 198 a pict of a helmet worn by a saxon reserve officer of the 7 and 8 company ER1: yellow stars and flat chinscales :thumb up: John, if we accept that the chinscales have al...
by argonne
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection

I love how the R has been simply painted on the uberzug. Yes Brian, Tschakos and Überzüge of the RJB8 came from the JB8. Both pieces are exactly the same way regimentally marked with "J8" and "1915" dated. This simple addition of the painted "R" is also well documented on period picts (note the dif...
by argonne
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

Bruno and John, Me may have here a helmet worn in one of the two companies (7 and 8 ) of the II/ER1 in Berlin.(Eisenbahn-Pionier-Regiment). As Larcade wrote in his Tome I, page 147, those helmets were similar (of course except the saxon wappen and the cockades) to the Garde helmets worn in the ERs a...
by argonne
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection

Very hard to find EM shakos with matching covers and unit number on the cover! You have there a very desirable piece of history, exactly in the configuration as it was worn! I love those matching things! Do you see regimental stamps or date in the shako or in the cover? Here is mine: https://i72.ser...
by argonne
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

That means the owner of the Helmet could also be Herman Nürnberger. Sandy, the helmets of JR77 wore the Waterloo eagle since January 1899. Henri Nürnberger served in the JR77 from 1896 till 1905/1906. His brother Hermann was obviously older so he may have started his military carreer in the JR77 at...
by argonne
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Very good, Sandy! All is matching, you have the same informations as mine =D>

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Hi Sandy, I will tell you something interesting. Your guy, Leutnant Henri Nürnberger is already mentioned in the ERL of 1907 in the 1. Eskadron of the Train Bataillon 3, with the same officer patent " 22.5.00 F " I tried to track him in the 1902 ERL and I did not found him at the TB3, but.....at the...
by argonne
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New Bavarian OYV or NCO Helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: New Bavarian OYV or NCO Helmet

As this is an officer helmet, the EM cockades are wrong here...

Does the spike unscrew in two parts? It could then be a M15 officer Haube and that would explain the M91 side posts and the leather chinstrap.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Modified Wuerttembergische Haube?
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Modified Wuerttembergische Haube?

Regarding the extra spine holes, this is fairly common as it gave options as to where the spine prong could be soldered on the spine. Hi Brian, You´re right, those two holes up and down of the rear spine fixation always are at this place on M95 helmets. But I rather think, that they simply are vent...
by argonne
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.
Replies: 18
Views: 1848

Re: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.

Coert, I cannot help with the name, there is only one Otto RETZ in the Verlustliste of the imperial army and he was in a Württemberg unit. But I think that E.B. K. 10 is meaning: Eisenbahn Bau Kompanie 10 with garrison in Hanau, as the ER3. As those guys were not in the front area, it is very possib...
by argonne
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 from Lubeck.
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Re: M15 from Lubeck.

A fine one! Well marked JR162 and on the other side, if I am correct, BA- IX :wink:

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 1837

Re: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet

A scarce helmet, James, one of the last bavarian infantry helmets, dated 1895, before the new M96 bavarian pattern was introduced. The single bavarian cockade is perfect too, but it has to be worn on the other side :wink:

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.
Replies: 18
Views: 1848

Re: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.

Quite scarce Haube! I only saw till today a few pre-war ER with silver fitting. As the M15 helmets were not often regimentally marked, this one is beautiful! The RBA XVIII (I only knew the RBA 18 stamp) is perfectly matching with the ER3 which was in the city of Hanau. Please try to make some good p...
by argonne
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass ALL SOLD
Replies: 26
Views: 2281

Re: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale

Eagle plate has 2 holes on the tail feathers and I have been told that this is a rare plate Yes indeed, this plate would have been rare if it would have been complete, with star, center and the appropriated reserve cross (Fuerst) still fixed on the 2 holes on the tail feathers, I think about 500-70...
by argonne
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics
Replies: 78
Views: 44906

Re: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics

I forgot to say that Michel (Timp be) is an honest guy :thumb up: Youn can trust him!

I bought a haube recently from him on a french forum and all was perfect \:D/

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics
Replies: 78
Views: 44906

Re: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics

Bruno said it all :wink: This helmet is one of the best example of the BJA´s work during the war, because of lack of material. It is beautifully marked BJA XVIII and that is correct for Hesse-Darmstadt. It has been assembled and reconditioned with parts from different other helmets to go back to the...
by argonne
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass ALL SOLD
Replies: 26
Views: 2281

Re: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale

A forum is running a little bit like the real life, and real life is never only bright and shiny. The most important thing is always to be polite and respect the other members. But that does not include to remain silent when things are sometimes obviously running wrong, especially when some descript...
by argonne
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass ALL SOLD
Replies: 26
Views: 2281

Re: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale

LangeKerl wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:15 am


Something up for sale on any forum should be challenged by ALL when there is something wrong.
=D> =D> =D>

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass ALL SOLD
Replies: 26
Views: 2281

Re: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale

I sold my reserve helmet on ebay for around $480 to a guy in France . He changed the plate to a standard reserve and it sold on the French ebay for over $850. Ha Ha! I know him well... So do I :D :-({|= =; I saw this helmet on ebay.fr again too and that the new seller changed the Wappen. I decided ...
by argonne
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2
Replies: 13
Views: 1468

Re: Pickelhaube Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2

Johann wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:06 am
this bad boy
You may be right :o :oops:

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: CAVALRY HELMET
Replies: 14
Views: 1592

Re: CAVALRY HELMET

You´ve done the best, Amy, by going your way with this "Frankenstein helmet"...A little bit of this, a little bit of that.... ](*,) 8-[

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 2572

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Aschersleben, Sangershausen and Halberstadt were all in Anhalt in the IV.A.K. So, the regiment was drawn from the Landwehr troops of Anhalt. Alan, Here is a map of this very small Anhalt duchy between 1863 and 1918. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Herzogtum_anhalt_1863-191...
by argonne
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 2572

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

As it is perfectly possible and original that such eagles with 4 holes have been used to fit some reserve or Landwehr units of the small duchies No doubt. I have an original Sachsen-Weimar reserve helmet on which the Sachsen-Weimar arms and reserve cross are mounted on such a Prussian reserve plate...
by argonne
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 2572

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Alan, I think that the star is an original one (remains of "Berlin white" / Blanc de Berlin at the back).That is a good sign. The Anhalt-Wappen, I really can´t tell....The screws seem to be good... The eagle was originally a classic prussian reserve or Landwehr eagle with a reserve cross soldered in...
by argonne
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass ALL SOLD
Replies: 26
Views: 2281

Re: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale

Well argumented critique has always been the best way to learn. Each of us already made mistakes by purchasing a helmet. It´s legit to praise a good untouched helmet and it´s also fair and normal to criticize some "problems". That´s the way it goes on a forum where we have to learn and help each oth...
by argonne
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass ALL SOLD
Replies: 26
Views: 2281

Re: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale

95 reserve - Reserve cross doesn't seem correct. Sorry guys correct me if I am wrong. To me if the centre has the four holes punched out, the cross is usually pressed onto it without the prongs. I agree. JR46 and RJR46 were prussian units of the V AK (Silesian) and for the units in this AK, the Res...
by argonne
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A seasoned one
Replies: 13
Views: 2037

Re: A seasoned one

Hi Bruno, About the condition, I would close one eye for such a scarce and complete helmet. It has all what a M15 OJR91 needs. Regimentaly well marked in the shell, BA X stamp on neckguard, original Oldenburg cockade, perfect Wappen. What do you want more? Maybe a trackable wearers name :D Philippe ...
by argonne
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help needed with Friend's I.R. 92 Braunschweig enlisted Helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Help needed with Friend's I.R. 92 Braunschweig enlisted Helmet

One single difference! Brunos helmet is Reserve or Landwehr and shows surely the stamp RJR73, RJR78, LJR74 or LJR78 on the neckguard, near the 92R! The active plates with the running horse are not so common because they have been either replaced 1912 in all the JR92 Bataillons by the Totenkopf cente...
by argonne
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kurassier helmet. Parts helmet or private purchase?
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Kurassier helmet. Parts helmet or private purchase?

The seller is Sergio Semino in Frankfurt. I think that if there are some red flags on this helmet, he should have honestly mentioned them in his description...Normally.... I have found this item: http://www.militaria-online.de/artikelnr_1945 And yes, seller says that the liner has been replaced ("In...