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by argonne
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 100

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: 10
Views: 162

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: 213

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: 150

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...
by argonne
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 Bavarian
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: M1915 Bavarian

Was it usual that the first name has been written in German-Letters and the last Name in Latin-Letters? Sandy, There are no rules for that, unfortunately....I already saw so much different writings, even in the same name...It seems that the old german writing has been very slowly replaced in the sc...
by argonne
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very neat little M15
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Very neat little M15

Chin strap may have been repaired (in service), so the miss match on buckles. Yes, this could have happened (period repair). The chin strap of the filz helmet of the RJR254 that I have bought from Joe is showing three elements in german silver (non magnetic) and one in steel (magnetic, last pict), ...
by argonne
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help needed with Friend's I.R. 92 Braunschweig enlisted Helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 213

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

Alan,

The markings seem to be very good :thumb up:

But as you said, Koenig eagle is wrong and the centre with the "runing horse" seems to be a fake...

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help needed with Friend's I.R. 92 Braunschweig enlisted Helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 213

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

I am not an expert but I am afraid, we have here a fake :(

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 Bavarian
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: M1915 Bavarian

I think „Bekleidungs-Depot“ is correct. So do I. And so many other collectors on french forums (Bekleidungs Depot III AK). The KBJR6 was in the III AK ( Amberg). The name is Max SENFT. I searched this guy in the bavarian archives (Kriegsstammrollen) and found him. (I do not know if I am allowed to ...
by argonne
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: 1th Grossherzog. Mecklenburgisches Dragoner Regiment Nr. 17N. 17
Replies: 16
Views: 279

Re: 1th Grossherzog. Mecklenburgisches Dragoner Regiment Nr. 17N. 17

Could we please see a few more pictures of the Haube? Are some regimental markings in the helmet? Is it a Kammer or Eigentum helmet? The Land cockade on this helmet is quite interesting because non serrated and of the hessian or saxon style (or sometimes Baden and Württemberg for officers). Never sa...
by argonne
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Leather Chin Strap
Replies: 81
Views: 41266

Re: The Leather Chin Strap

The one Officer's helmet I have is an M1915, it has the same chin strap as the OR's. the only difference is that it has officer's Kockarden and an inscription of the owner's name and rank in the liner. http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr1/AGustafB/july2010017.jpg Gus, I am thinking this helmet is...
by argonne
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Guard helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Guard helmet

Yes, you should check the history of AR43. And here is your luck!! :wink: http://digital.wlb-stuttgart.de/sammlungen/sammlungsliste/werksansicht/?no_cache=1&tx_dlf%5Bid%5D=13438&tx_dlf%5Bpage%5D=1&cHash=c8b23a7bd2ec7822a7e3524ef7929bd6 However no guy with the name "GRISE" in the Ehrenliste at the e...
by argonne
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Colonel Joe´s site
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Colonel Joe´s site

Hi Gents,

Do you have the same problem? I can not access to Joes site at the moment...It´s only showing "bluehost" :ANGRY:

http://pickelhauben.net/old-site/comments.htm

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 824

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

If all brass, then only one possibility remains: TB18 helmet (Train Bataillon 18), with garrison in Darmstadt.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Offizier - Fahnrich -- Einjahrige Freiwilligen - Question
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Offizier - Fahnrich -- Einjahrige Freiwilligen - Question

Mike H wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:43 pm


Since this helmet has a round spike base, smooth spike, and brass chin scales -- I assume this is what makes it as described (Fahnrich or OYV).

To me, a OYV helmet.
A Fähnrich helmet would show officer cockades.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 824

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Philippe, my DR26 Wuertemberg helmet marked 1913 does not have the vented spine but the usual two "nails"... Bruno, this will not be the last time, the "written" being in contradiction with the "observed"....Especially with imperial cavalry helmets...Regulations were not always 100% applied. The ol...
by argonne
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 824

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

they did have the vent on the rear spine; an exception for Dragoner). Larcade wrote that this rear vent has been first introduced on the hessian dragoon helmets in the year 1895, as the five vent holes in the spike neck. This was exactly the same for Württemberg dragoons but never for Preußen, Bade...
by argonne
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 824

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

A beautiful reservist hessian dragoon helmet, not absolutely private purchased, because of the EM pattern bright trim on the front visor. We often have already seen some particular things on german cavalry EM helmets, like those "many squared tongues" liner and Wappen with screws and nuts. As it sho...
by argonne
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian pickelhaube for your review
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Prussian pickelhaube for your review

By the hell, Bruno, you are right! I did not notice that :o

In this case, I am afraid that this helmet could be a part helmet :?

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian pickelhaube for your review
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Prussian pickelhaube for your review

My first opinion: it seems to be a M91 EM helmet shell, but spike, chinscales and cockades were not born with this helmet....This JR162 or maybe old style hanseatic JR76/JR75 cockade (before 1897) has nothing to do on this helmet... I really would like to see some more picts of each regiment stamps ...
by argonne
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019

Thank you Brian :wink:

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 38
Views: 858

Re: Restoration?

I think this is a job for Brian :wink:

A very beautiful Reserve Officer helmet of the GR119, GR123 or PB13. Not so common!

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019

https://photos.smugmug.com/SOS-2019/i-FBjb5Zv/0/c2061adf/L/IMG_0546-L.jpg The Garde helme had LG markings in the front of the shell. The Oldenberg Dragoner had the old style liner with square fingers....$2,300 CN. Brian, Thank you for this report! The Garde helmet was a Land Gendarmerie... The DR19...
by argonne
Tue May 28, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Fishing Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: Fishing Private Message

Many thanks to Brian and his tech-support! =D>

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sun May 26, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Fishing Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: Fishing Private Message

So do I.... :x From the not existing member "edwin5633"...

Philippe
:-x
by argonne
Thu May 23, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: IR Lübeck (3. Hanseatisches) Nr. 162 Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: IR Lübeck (3. Hanseatisches) Nr. 162 Officer Pickelhaube

Thank you Matt.

I will pass on it, it would have been great if the wearer would have been known...

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Wed May 22, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: IR Lübeck (3. Hanseatisches) Nr. 162 Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: IR Lübeck (3. Hanseatisches) Nr. 162 Officer Pickelhaube

Hi Matt, I have a few questions. 1) does the spike unscrew like a M15 helmet, so a small fieldgrey dome appears ? 2) you say that the helmet ist dated 1915. Do you have a pict of the stamp? 3) at last but not least, do you see a name of wearer in the shell or in the cover? Thank you. Philippe :wink:
by argonne
Sat May 11, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Brunswick

Philippe , where do I find that list of names ? For prussian units, not a lot possibilities, only if the guy has been wounded, KIA, captured or missed. http://des.genealogy.net/eingabe-verlustlisten/search/index For Baden, Württemberg and bavarian units, there are better possibilities... Philippe :...
by argonne
Fri May 10, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Brunswick

Spiker wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:03 pm

No regimental marking , just a name...
Tracked and traced?

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Thu May 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 787

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

Okay, if you say it :oops: I must admit that I never look to ebay auctions that are only selling parts to complete a helmet. I am just looking for complete and untouched helmets. I must say that the patina of those fake spikes and balls are very impressive and dangerous....Properly mounted on some a...
by argonne
Thu May 09, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Brunswick

Beautiful and scarce trio! :o Your newcomer seems to have been worn by an Unteroffizier mit Portepee (Vizefeldwebel or Feldwebel) or maybe Fähnrich. Are the cockades "clipped" between side posts and shell? Interesting to see this screwable pattern of spike on a M15 Eigentum helmet. More common is th...
by argonne
Thu May 09, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 787

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

Spiker wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:57 am
this is a fake

Image
Why? I am not so sure :-k The thickness of the base remembers me the particular spike bases mounted on different patterns of steel Ersatz-helmets...

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Tue May 07, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve

Thanks to Tony's sharp eyes, it is indeed a OR wappen on the Reserve Shako, with screw back posts. So possibly a Private Purchase OR Reserve Shako... Yes, and an EM cockade. So for me, you have there a OYV headgear. The wearer promoted in the Reserve not further than to the rank of an "überzähliger...
by argonne
Tue May 07, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 787

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

b.loree wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 5:46 pm
I have never heard of M15 repro spikes being produced.
Brian, I do....And I saw some of them, but only such removeable. One can see the difference at the inside of the spike, where it is attached to the dome: the circumferencial groove is looking totally different.

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Mon May 06, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 787

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

The non-removable spike is not unique to my knowledge. In the 70s, there was a load of non-removable spikes being produced in Europe and have been put onto the M15 spikes cos they are missing the removable spikes. Till dates, I have not found any references to prove that the Germans use any non-rem...
by argonne
Sun May 05, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 787

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

I must admit I made myself a big mistake too, as I sold this one a few years ago... ](*,) What a stupid decision....Wearer was from the 12/125 as the name tag said...And now I have tracked the guy in the Württemberg Kriegsstammrollen...He was baker as civilian and moved during the war to a small foo...
by argonne
Sat May 04, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M95 Grenadier helmet with handwritten regimental marking (?)
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: M95 Grenadier helmet with handwritten regimental marking (?)

Could it be ‘L.G. 3.B.8’... Leib Grenadier 3 (König Friedrich Wilhelm III) Brandenburgishes (Nr.)8? I am unable to confirm that... :cry: Your helmet ist 1914 dated. Maybe a late pattern of marking for this unit? :( The only example that I know, from Joes markings list, also a late marking because 1...
by argonne
Fri May 03, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M95 Grenadier helmet with handwritten regimental marking (?)
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: M95 Grenadier helmet with handwritten regimental marking (?)

Dorus,

Try to wet the markings a little and immediatly make picts. This allows sometimes a better decyphering!

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Thu May 02, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M95 Grenadier helmet with handwritten regimental marking (?)
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: M95 Grenadier helmet with handwritten regimental marking (?)

Hi Dorus, I love those clues, I am collecting this way too. What I now see: I think the first word (front and back visor) is the name of wearer, it seems this is the same name on both visors but I am not able to identify it. It seems to begin with "Reinh..." or something like that. It would be great...
by argonne
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Markings on a Bavarian helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Markings on a Bavarian helmet

Hi Amy,

Difficult to see on those picts....

Maker mark " A. Wunderlich N. BERLIN.", maybe? :?

Image

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The beauty of the sleepiness of time
Replies: 24
Views: 544

Re: The beauty of the sleepiness of time

Brian, Not a Filz-helmet but a Filz Tschako, maybe they are more common. Exceptionally rare Philippe. But not leather. Its coated cloth often called "Alkor" here. Thank you Tony for this explanation. First time that I hear the name "Alkor". I presume thats what the french people are calling "toile ...
by argonne
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The beauty of the sleepiness of time
Replies: 24
Views: 544

Re: The beauty of the sleepiness of time

I'd like to know more about this reservist's cross, which has a motto I've never seen before, mentioning neither Fuerst nor Koening. Can anyone tell me more? jr76e10.jpg Arran, This is the Reserve cross for the Reserve and Landwehr units of the three hanseatic cities of Bremen, Hamburg and Lübeck. ...
by argonne
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The beauty of the sleepiness of time
Replies: 24
Views: 544

Re: The beauty of the sleepiness of time

b.loree wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Again, an undyed liner in a filz helme, this is only the second I have seen in 30 years of collecting.
Brian,

Not a Filz-helmet but a Filz Tschako, maybe they are more common.

Image

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The beauty of the sleepiness of time
Replies: 24
Views: 544

Re: The beauty of the sleepiness of time

Hello Alex :wink: I totally understand what you are meaning, cause I am collecting exactly the same way. This speaks to me! Each small detail can tell you much more than a 1000 words speech....And it´s always fascinating to try to catch them in a pict ! https://i20.servimg.com/u/f20/12/53/37/91/boeg...
by argonne
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 788

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Thank you Guys :wink:

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: 1915-dated Prussian Filzhelm . . . or not . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: 1915-dated Prussian Filzhelm . . . or not . . .

Yes, unfortunately all fake... :(

Philippe
:wink:
by argonne
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 788

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

however from 1914 on , all Bayern officers had rounded scales. I agree :thumb up: For example, my latest find, M15 bavarian officer helmet recently found in an old bavarian house with a few other things of the wearer, Oberleutnant a.D. Otto BÖGL, 4 Kompanie KBJR19, born 20.5.1896 and taken prisoner...
by argonne
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 788

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Hi Gents, I have access to the Bavarian Kriegsstammrollen and checked this name. There is not a single guy with the name HALDACHER. I may think the real name is HAIDACHER so I checked again and there are a few Josef and Joseph HALDACHER, about 5-10 guys but they are all enlisted men, no officers... ...
by argonne
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

I would say that the plate is not original to the helmet...So I may also think that the spike and spike base have been added to the helmet too, because they are not in the original position (clear signs of manipulation).... Helmet worn at the Unteroffizierschulen had the prussian line eagle (König) ...