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by argonne
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 233

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: 709

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: 233

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: 709

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: 266

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: 266

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: 266

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: 217

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: 138

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: 526

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: 389

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: 623

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: 526

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: 1124

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: 42057

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: 42057

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: 1124

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: 1124

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: 1124

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: 630

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: 696

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: 1210

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: 1210

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: 1210

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: 1124

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: 1124

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: 872

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: 716

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: 442

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: 969

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: 530

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: 716

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: 716

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: 969

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: 17
Views: 963

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: 42483

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: 797

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: 349

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: 1603

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: 331

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 432

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: 432

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: 772

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: 1570

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: 772

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: 1158

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: 1158

Re: Fishing Private Message

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

Philippe
:-x