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by argonne
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rear Visor Holes
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Rear Visor Holes

Yes, I am owning two or three like this.
They were brought back trophies by french or british soldiers and nailed this way to a wall or over a fireplace in their home als souvenirs of the war an the victory against imperial Germany.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube + uniform + paper same soldier
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Pickelhaube + uniform + paper same soldier

The Militärpass shows the first apparition of the guy at the JR173 very late: on the 20.6.1918 #-o As a Landsturm Rekrut. I am curious to see the other documents. Maybe this guy first was a OYV of this regiment in peace time. That would explain spike helmet and dunkelblau uniform. He could have kept...
by argonne
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Need help finding info on the Inf. - Regt. Von Voigts - Rhetz (3. Hannoversches) Nr.79
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: Need help finding info on the Inf. - Regt. Von Voigts - Rhetz (3. Hannoversches) Nr.79

Philippe, that is so cool to have all the photos and documents to go with the helmet! That certainly looks like the same helmet in that bottom photo! I wish it could be this way but I do not think so. ADENSTEDT was mobilized August 1914 as a Wehrmann (I Ban) in the 10/JR79 and I am pretty sure he g...
by argonne
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Need help finding info on the Inf. - Regt. Von Voigts - Rhetz (3. Hannoversches) Nr.79
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: Need help finding info on the Inf. - Regt. Von Voigts - Rhetz (3. Hannoversches) Nr.79

Interesting that he was a Kaiser Prize winner. The 4th Company won the prize in 1906 so I assume that is when those photos were taken. You are absolutely right!! =D> Wilhelm ADENSTEDT has done his active duty October 1906 - September 1908. The 5th Company won the price 1904. Enlisted men wore this ...
by argonne
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Need help finding info on the Inf. - Regt. Von Voigts - Rhetz (3. Hannoversches) Nr.79
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: Need help finding info on the Inf. - Regt. Von Voigts - Rhetz (3. Hannoversches) Nr.79

Yes, classic line eagle. This is one of mine, found in the family barn, in the village of Bierbergen, near Hildesheim, late 2019. It cames with wearer picts, Militärpass and much more other documents of the guy. Wilhelm ADENSTEDT was wounded in Congy, early September 1914 during the first Battle of ...
by argonne
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Scarce saxon
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Scarce saxon

It´s a LGR100 helmet (white chinscales).

PB12 and PB22 had gilt chinscales.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A trade a few years ago with our late friend and forum member Karel
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: A trade a few years ago with our late friend and forum member Karel

either the 100th Regiment, or a Saxon Pioneer Regiment. Alan: very hard to see on your picts. If chinscales are white: LGR100 If chinscales are yellow: PB12 or PB22 or 7 + 8C / ER2 (Eisenbahn Regiment 2) till October 1912, then after October 1912: 7 + 8C / ER1 (Eisenbahn Regiment 1) or very small s...
by argonne
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Late airborne message
Replies: 19
Views: 903

Re: Late airborne message

There still was a Leutnant POTTHOFF (Fritz) at the JR171 during WWI. It was in the Stab and was Adjutant: http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/499503 http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/698427 He ended the war as Hauptmann a. D. (außer Dienst) and was Platzmajor in Mainz. One find him in the ERL (E...
by argonne
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pioneer Wurt Felt ??
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Pioneer Wurt Felt ??

ww1czechlegion wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:48 am

It could also be 119th or 121st Regiment as well.

GR119 or GR123 :wink:

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Unkown regimental marking, any idea ???
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Unkown regimental marking, any idea ???

Helmet was made in Brieg / Brzeg (20 kilometers from Wroclaw / Breslau). This has for sure something to do with the silesian GR11 which garrison was Breslau. This could be the 1. E.(rsatz Bataillon) G(renadier) 11. The GR11 had two Ersatz Bataillonen, one in Breslau, the second in Neumarkt / Schlesi...
by argonne
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 2381

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

that stamp on the backside of the liner flap. It appears to say B.5.A.1. 1918 and then I. (or L maybe, the ink is a little runny). Just look closer! :wink: Stamp is: K.B.A.G 1918 f. (Kriegsbekleidungsamt der Garde, 1918, feldbrauchbar = service able). The date could also be 1915 or 1916! Philippe :...
by argonne
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 2381

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

I saw this LGHR enlisted Pelzmutze on Helmut Wietze today. I thought it was interesting in that it also has the officer's chinscales. https://www.weitze.com/militaria/21/Preussen_Pelzmuetze_fuer_Mannschaften_im_Leib_Garde_Husaren_Regiment__379421.html This Weitze headgear piece seems to be a OYV Pe...
by argonne
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 1441

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

In the book of Joachim Hilsenbeck (Deutsche Offiziershelme 1870-1918, Band 1), page 45, one can see a period pict of a Flügeladjutant of Sachsen-Weimar, unfortunately without name. The visor is clearly squared and chinscales rounded...As the helmet of Großherzog Wilhelm-Ernst of Sachsen-Weimar which...
by argonne
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Looking for a Prussian artillery With
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: Looking for a Prussian artillery With

Bonjour Est ce que le casque est toujour dispo si oui PM avec prix et condition merci Respectful new members on a forum introduce themselves first :-k Your inscription here is only to buy something and you are even not able to speak the forum language. That´s a pretty bad start here :ANGRY: Philipp...
by argonne
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 19
Views: 1765

Re: Helmet marking

Am pretty sure it's not 18. Here's the pic of the helmet front. It doesn't come with the plates. I tried all my prussian ones and it didn't fix and surprisingly one of my baden fixed well. Wurttemberg was just half inch off. Thank you for all your help Amy, I am pretty sure this is RBA 18. This hel...
by argonne
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 19
Views: 1765

Re: Helmet marking

Pontiac9999 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:27 am
It could be RBA 18 ?
Clear thing! =D> I agree :thumb up:
Reserve Bekleidungs Amt 18 (Armee Korps ).

Image
Image

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian M95 - JR74
Replies: 16
Views: 1760

Re: Prussian M95 - JR74

garlanj wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:51 am
I assumed that as the mounts were brass the owner of the haube just had a long face :)
That´s what I am presuming too. There was no exact length for chinstraps.
Long and fat faces are needing some long chinstraps. You can see those differences on period picts.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sat May 09, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hi from France
Replies: 16
Views: 1833

Re: Hi from France

Welcome! I collect myself especially EM named german headgear, pieces of history of which the wearer can be tracked and traced in the period german archives. As we all know, our stuff has travelled a lot through the last century. Trophies brought back by soldiers from WWI or even WWII (exchanged for...
by argonne
Tue May 05, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Help identifying a sword . Blucher Sabel
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Help identifying a sword . Blucher Sabel

Hmmmm....

I think one of these two prussian artillery units:

- Feldartillerie Regiment "General Feldzeugmeister" N°3 (Brandenburg)
- Fußartillerie Regiment "General Feldzeugmeister" N°3 (Mainz)

3. Batterie, Waffen N° 52.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Tue May 05, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume
Replies: 16
Views: 2515

Re: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume

reservist1 wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 3:22 pm
Steve: It is my understanding that 1905 is the year KJR 145 was awarded a black parade bush.

Regards,

Reservist1
No, the date of the AKO was 18.10.1895. KJR145 "König" and FR86 "Königin" were allowed to wear the black Haarbusch at this date!

Philippe :wink:
by argonne
Mon May 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume
Replies: 16
Views: 2515

Re: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume

Kurt S. he told me that the regiment got their new wide winged eagle front plate in 1905 . Wrong, wrong, wrong... Please read the "holy bible" of Pickelhauben, the Larcade Tome I, page 30. About the name "King´s", please read here: https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f...
by argonne
Sat May 02, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Officer Helme KIR 145
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Officer Helme KIR 145

As we expand this thread with further examples, it appears that there is some confusion as to the date of this wappen change :-? : Jim Turinetti: July 20, 1890 James LeBrasseur: June 16, 1913....I suspect that James Leb. may be wrong as Steve's M95, dated 1906 has the KIR 145 ink stamp on it. So, t...
by argonne
Fri May 01, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume
Replies: 16
Views: 2515

Re: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet wiht plume

I had not seen a Kammer issue to KIR145 enlisted helmet with any front plate other than a Grenadier eagle . Your post and photos are proof of that . KJR145 helmets wore a classic line eagle till September 1913. Shortly before the war, they were allowed to wear the wide Grenadier eagle. Sometimes yo...
by argonne
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Still More From KAGGR#1
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: Still More From KAGGR#1

festwagner wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:28 am
The Grenadier is fantastic !
Yes, I particularly love this East-prussian GR1 from Königsberg =D>
I would not hesitate to spend some money if I had the luck to see one for sale...

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Ersatz black tin helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 2348

Re: Ersatz black tin helmet

Is it another one from the ex Baldwin collection? I think I already saw this lot...

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M15 Lachmann Liner
Replies: 21
Views: 3104

Re: M15 Lachmann Liner

I am just wondering a bit about the curious slots on both sides, under the M91 side posts :-k Never saw that before...

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Mystery Helmet
Replies: 22
Views: 2649

Re: Bavarian Mystery Helmet

Hi Brian, Beautiful M15 helmet =D> But officer? :-s To me, chinscales are light rounded, as they have normally to be for bavarian officer helmets made after the 13.2.1914. But this very special spike is just looking like an EM pattern spike worn by Chevaulegers, Schwere Reiter and Artillerie :-k May...
by argonne
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube
Replies: 18
Views: 2035

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: 683

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 b...
by argonne
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

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: 1546

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: 1154

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: 2743

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: 4791

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: 3
Views: 1031

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: 4791

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...
by argonne
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !
Replies: 19
Views: 3327

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: 3327

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 ...
by argonne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !
Replies: 19
Views: 3327

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: 4218

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: 3231

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: 3231

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: 3585

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: 1783

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: 4207

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: 4207

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: 1715

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 "bor...
by argonne
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Real or Fake II
Replies: 10
Views: 2484

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: 2495

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: 4615

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...

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