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by WWI Collector
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Ulanen Regt No. 11 Officer Tschapka
Replies: 23
Views: 5470

Re: Ulanen Regt No. 11 Officer Tschapka

poniatowski wrote:Excellent work, Brian!
It's crazy how they constructed those things.

:D Ron
I think so too. I hope to have one some day :cry:
by WWI Collector
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Unmarked J. Bambus & Company Ersatz Helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 4686

Re: Unmarked J. Bambus & Company Ersatz Helmet

Fantastic example. You are a lucky guy. The chinstap is painted felt is it not? :thumb up:
by WWI Collector
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: EM M95 Grenadier helmet.
Replies: 24
Views: 4979

Re: EM M95 Grenadier helmet.

Thanks for the additional fotos Coert. The inside picture showing the original grommeted holes tells me this was originally either a Saxon or Bavarian helmet. Both of these have the wappen hole spacing seen here.....the distance between holes is much smaller than Prussian or Wurtt for example. My r...
by WWI Collector
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: EM M95 Grenadier helmet.
Replies: 24
Views: 4979

Re: EM M95 Grenadier helmet.

joerookery wrote:Are we sure it says 28? If you wet the tip of your finger and rub it on the Mark does anything else jump out?
I agree. A number 28 does not automatically mean infantry regiment 28. Could be an inventory number or something. Did infantry regiment 145 take a parade plume?
by WWI Collector
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: M1910 Kratzchen for review
Replies: 17
Views: 6854

Re: M1910 Kratzchen for review

The problem with one you posted is the liner. I can solve your problem. Here are three textbook originals. I will sell you one of these if you wish. $475 USD each + postage. Tony Oh no! You are selling three killer caps from your collection and I'm flat broke?? ](*,) Field grey caps like this are i...
by WWI Collector
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ikea Cabinets
Replies: 34
Views: 11809

Re: Ikea Cabinets

Husaren! :lol:
KAGGR#1 wrote: I wonder if I should post them here or under Husaren so as not to get too off topic ?

Steve
by WWI Collector
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Superb Eigentumsstück Bayern (Bavarian) Jäger Tschako
Replies: 12
Views: 3310

Re: Superb Eigentumsstück Bayern (Bavarian) Jäger Tschako

Astounding :-? You have been on quite the run for minty shakos. That is three this year already?
by WWI Collector
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2016 #3
Replies: 8
Views: 3719

Re: SOS 2016 #3

That made-up garbage fantasy helmet and cap keep turning up every year. Some poor sod buys it, then flips it once he realizes he has been suckered. Here is a thread on it. It is like a bad penny, it keeps coming back. http://pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1696&hilit=minenwerfer" onclick="wi...
by WWI Collector
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Dunkelblau Shoulder Straps
Replies: 25
Views: 19661

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Dunkelblau Shoulder Straps

I can't stop looking at these photos, never seen anything like that before. What I notice most, is I count 16 mannequins, all of which look to be uncommon and like new condition? :-? And I think that is only part of your room? :cry:
by WWI Collector
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: SM70
Replies: 5
Views: 2714

Re: SM70

Thank you, but was this unit part of that regiment? I don't think so. Tony's section on cartidge casings has reprinted an article by Mr. Chip Minx on the ranging troops at the bottom. It is a good explaination. http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cc/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; While yo...
by WWI Collector
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Dunkelblau Shoulder Straps
Replies: 25
Views: 19661

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Dunkelblau Shoulder Straps

Astounding! I have never seen anything like that. :o Even in the bavarian army museum they didn't have all the ulan epaulettes. And that is only two walls of your display room? I agree that if any person has a strap question, start a new thread. Lets keep this thread clean and keep it clean for ques...
by WWI Collector
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Grandfather of Dragoner: M1856 in Neusilber
Replies: 24
Views: 6427

Re: The Grandfather of Dragoner: M1856 in Neusilber

Fantastic! Those markings in the top, on the page you have linked to your web site are just amazing! :cry:
by WWI Collector
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Back from the Dead: Preußen Neusilber Tschako
Replies: 24
Views: 5929

Re: Back from the Dead: Preußen Neusilber Tschako

GREAT to see you back! And with the best issue EM shako I have ever seen :lol:
by WWI Collector
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Officer Garde Reserve Landwehr helmet
Replies: 21
Views: 4583

Re: Officer Garde Reserve Landwehr helmet

Those look great! Congratulations. :bravo:
by WWI Collector
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Picklehaube for sale No1
Replies: 13
Views: 5430

Re: Picklehaube for sale No1

When did pickelhaubes.com become an auction house? :-P
madtheswine99 wrote:I have this Picklehaube for sale but have no idea of price, so if interested please PM me with a price your willing to pay. Prices does not include postage.
by WWI Collector
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: More Photos with help required
Replies: 8
Views: 3835

Re: More Photos with help required

Look at the eagles and use this list

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/gtp/New/ulan0.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Those are Guard Ulan.
by WWI Collector
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M1915 Hessen Kugelhelm question
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: M1915 Hessen Kugelhelm question

rskins7125 wrote:Does anyone know if the M1915 Hessen artillery kugelhelm had a round or cruciform base? Thanks all.
You can find both. What is important, is that if it has a round base, it is correctly marked to Hesse artillery.
by WWI Collector
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Mold
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Re: Mold

Rubbing alcohol. Only a bit on a cotton pad or ball, wipe it off, do it again. Mold + alcohol = dead mold.
by WWI Collector
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Tschanko Eagle Wappen
Replies: 3
Views: 3202

Re: Tschanko Eagle Wappen

Seems the overlapping feathers has more to do with the helmet plate maker than anything.
by WWI Collector
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Any proof of this kind of plates in wear?
Replies: 4
Views: 1823

Re: Any proof of this kind of plates in wear?

Actually, the skull belongs in the garbage. Its a copy you can get any day on german ebay for under $10.
by WWI Collector
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Jäger Tschako help identifying
Replies: 3
Views: 1777

Re: Jäger Tschako help identifying

It is a Model 1860 with M91 chin strap posts. That would indicate it was perhaps refurbished and issued to the Landsturm at the outbreak of WW1. Don't forget that guard Jager battlaion and guard Shutzen battalion and I think also guard Train wore shakos with the guard star. as far as i can see this ...
by WWI Collector
Thu May 28, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxony M95
Replies: 32
Views: 7330

Re: Saxony M95

Ed all Saxon Garde Reiter cockades are serrated. Its the pickelhaube cockades that are in question.

Very nice Saxon helmet. Why do you say "infamous"?
by WWI Collector
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Johann Rinza
Replies: 5
Views: 3661

Re: Johann Rinza

I am sure that sold fast. He was Fallschirmjäger! :lol:
by WWI Collector
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Pioneer
Replies: 24
Views: 5433

Re: Prussian Pioneer

Adler wrote:When the helmet was used before 15 May1905 there was no little beamte eagle according the above tekst from Joe
I have learned a lot on this thread. :lol:
by WWI Collector
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Pioneer
Replies: 24
Views: 5433

Re: Prussian Pioneer

Hey WWI, would it still be missing the smaller eagle? Ron I did not know, so I emailed New Brunswick and he replied. Tom, I can see where an inexperienced collector might have thought this was Pionier, but the silver chinscales are a dead give away that it is not. All Beamte in silver fittings appe...
by WWI Collector
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Pioneer
Replies: 24
Views: 5433

Re: Prussian Pioneer

That is exactly what it is. Unterzahlmeister. Wonderful pickelhaube.

Pioneer missing the reserve cross... :laughing6:
by WWI Collector
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M71 Reserve wappen for review
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: M71 Reserve wappen for review

Forgot to add that it is an M1895 helmet plate. Not an M1871.
by WWI Collector
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 1897 Dragoner-Mannschaftshelm
Replies: 20
Views: 5044

Re: 1897 Dragoner-Mannschaftshelm

Excellent collection! :thumb up: I would love to have a dragoon in silver. Very very hard to find.
by WWI Collector
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M71 Reserve wappen for review
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: M71 Reserve wappen for review

Excellent original issue helmet plate for reserve or landwehr. :thumb up:
by WWI Collector
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: WWI Prussian Guard Shako, chin scales
Replies: 7
Views: 3791

Re: WWI Prussian Guard Shako, chin scales

jimturinetti wrote:The EM in 1.Telegraph Battalion and the Flieger Battalions all took a flat brass chin scale. The Jaeger battalions took a leather chin strap.
That is incorrect. Period pre war photos show men of Telegraph Battalions and Flieger Battalions in the pre-war uniforms wearing leather chinstraps.
by WWI Collector
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: NEED HELP! saxon m94 pickelhaube!
Replies: 16
Views: 3315

Re: NEED HELP! saxon m94 pickelhaube!

I agree. Look at the black undersides of the visors. You will never see this on a Army pickelhaube. Some other warnings regarding the not so Saxe helme. I believe it to be a converted fire helme, note the extra large tin washers used in behind the spike base prongs etc. This would also account for a...
by WWI Collector
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: spike base pins
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: spike base pins

Refearing to the helmet plate, would I be correct when stating that thise could be a LG 109 helmet (and not a reserve!), due to the fact the bandeau holds the state device...... The LG109 helmet plate is a completely different shape, and in white metal. This is a normal baden front plate that has h...
by WWI Collector
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: SOS 2015 B Loree
Replies: 9
Views: 2586

Re: SOS 2015 B Loree

The pioneer is incredible!
by WWI Collector
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Could use some help in the identification of German caps
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Re: Could use some help in the identification of German caps

Why not get all the information you need for free on kaisers bunker?

Go to the "view all" page. There are your caps.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/ht/farben/farben1.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Why would you buy a book?
by WWI Collector
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: A RARE ONE Furstentum Waldeck Prymont
Replies: 7
Views: 5550

Re: A RARE ONE Furstentum Waldeck Prymont

I don't like it at all. Look at how sloppy the star and the center enameled pieces are. Especially the outer ring. These should be works of art. That star and enamel looks like it was made in someone's basement. It does not even come close to the quality of a normal guard officer. :-P it looks to me...
by WWI Collector
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian Guard EM Ersatz Felt Pickelhaube M1915
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Re: Prussian Guard EM Ersatz Felt Pickelhaube M1915

Tony at kaisers bunker told me before Christmas he was selling a few of his M15s.

Don't know if he did or not. I was broke from buying something far too expensive, but I would have been all over that if I could have :cry:
by WWI Collector
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My booklet on the history of the Pickelaube
Replies: 22
Views: 3620

Re: My booklet on the history of the Pickelaube

I have been in contact with Tony Schnurr at kaisers bunker many times, and he has always been more than helpful. He has saved me a ton of money by pointing out why I should not buy a pickelhaube. He has outed many parts helmets for me and saved my bacon. I do not think he would be very impressed to ...
by WWI Collector
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube ID
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Re: Pickelhaube ID

poniatowski wrote:Very fake. Great for use as an ice bucket, party favor or hood ornament.
If you knew where the Indians bury these things to age them, the last thing you would do is use it for an ice bucket :-P

I wouldn't even touch it.
by WWI Collector
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Your collection's fate?
Replies: 39
Views: 13982

Re: Your collection's fate?

I think many of you are attached personal connection with a war = interest. I encourage you to go to the Civil War show in Louisville each year and try, just try to buy a cap or tunic. You will be mortified at the prices. I go just to look as I cannot afford a Civil War anything. $50,000 is not unus...
by WWI Collector
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Your collection's fate?
Replies: 39
Views: 13982

Re: Your collection's fate?

Most of what goes into a museum will never see the light of day again, unless is is sold. Or stolen. I know of several stories where a lot of the rare items were replaced by fakes, or just vanished. I would rather throw my collection in a ditch than give it to some museum just so some summer intern...
by WWI Collector
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian felt pickelhaube M1895
Replies: 16
Views: 3646

Re: Bavarian felt pickelhaube M1895

That looks to me like a pre-war liner sewn into a felt Ersatz helmet. Same as the metal parts came out of old stocks. The liners in these were sewn flat-on in a felt helmet and you can see this. Leather hel,mets it is flipped over the edge. The fact that it came from an antique shop like this, is a ...
by WWI Collector
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Info on helmet
Replies: 17
Views: 3932

Re: Info on helmet

That label is one of those hand-held labeler strips. Remember those? You had to punch in letter by letter, and then peel the tape off the back of the plastic label. The good news, is there is a product called Goo-be-Gone which will remove any glue, and that label should slide off. Peel one corner up...
by WWI Collector
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M 15
Replies: 21
Views: 4291

Re: Bavarian M 15

Wonderful helmet Ed, juts the way I like them. Complete, used but not abused. What a fantastic display case. =D>
by WWI Collector
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW1 German Anti Aircraft: Flak Artillery
Replies: 4
Views: 2939

Re: WW1 German Anti Aircraft: Flak Artillery

Look at the FLAK cartridge casings at the bottom of Tony's guide. He has an example of a strap on the 88mm page.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cc/cc21.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by WWI Collector
Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A nice helmet came visiting for dinner
Replies: 13
Views: 2824

Re: A nice helmet came visiting for dinner

Hannover. Not Braunschweig.

Spectacular. =D>
by WWI Collector
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Baden pickelhaube identification
Replies: 20
Views: 5296

Re: Baden pickelhaube identification

J.LeBrasseur wrote:Looks like a Baden M1867 Dragoon helmet in need of a cleaning. Here is a pic of mine James
Dragoon? With brass parts and flat scales? Did they change at some point?
by WWI Collector
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Shoulder Board ID
Replies: 7
Views: 3575

Re: Shoulder Board ID

Here is a good article written by Chip Minx on the sound ranging troops.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cc/minx.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by WWI Collector
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Another one...
Replies: 8
Views: 4042

Re: Another one...

Edwin your collection is coming along nicely! I know that in Europe, a 42cm is the one casing that everyone seems to be after for obvious reasons. Impossible to find. Very people will ever even see one in a collection. I would love to see this one, which I know you have looked at too! Look at he siz...