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by chinstrap
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Isn't me dumb? I cannot find delete button
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Isn't me dumb? I cannot find delete button

Brian, Although pickelhaubes aren’t my main collecting interest, I contribute funds each year, as it’s a brilliant forum with knowledgeable, helpful and courteous members. It’s very disappointing that so very few people do so, particularly if you’re having to take a hit financially to keep the show ...
by chinstrap
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 1209

Re: Württemberg Pickelhaube

Hi Jackson, If I remember correctly, you must be by far the youngest member of the forum at 14 or 15. I would imagine that most members of this forum in their early years of collecting learnt the hard way, making mistakes with purchases, either by not doing enough research or buying on impulse rathe...
by chinstrap
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 1209

Re: Württemberg Pickelhaube

To be fair to the seller of the Wurtt, he does say that it was probably chromed. On the other hand, claiming that the stag is in Springtime trim ie without antlers, is an interesting way of describing damage!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Pickelhauben and Covid-19
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Re: Pickelhauben and Covid-19

A very interesting and thought- provoking topic. From a UK perspective, as far as the current situation is concerned, I thought prices might drop, but I haven’t seen much sign of this across the range of militaria I collect. Daniel Fisher of Regimentals said in a recent update that they were getting...
by chinstrap
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British lance cap plates
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: British lance cap plates

Thanks Tony. I was lucky to get it a few years ago from a collector friend. I'll let you know if I ever come across another one.

I've added an additional shot of the back of the 17th trooper's plate to show the post and nut fixings.
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by chinstrap
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British lance cap plates
Replies: 4
Views: 362

British lance cap plates

There was a comment from Steve Nick in my recent post on British helmets about the expense of the die used to fabricate a lance cap plate. The one shown was on a 16th Lancers trooper's helmet. The officer plates were even more elaborate, being gilt with silver overlays. Below are a couple of officer...
by chinstrap
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Some of my British helmets
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Some of my British helmets

Steve,

I have number of other ranks lancer plates, and two officer plates, which are even more elaborate. I’ll post photos, when I have a minute. Sunny day, so dog-walking ( nobody else around where we live ) and vegetable-planting call!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Some of my British helmets
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Some of my British helmets

Just trying to help with keeping the forum well stocked with posts. Patrick 1st Royal Dragoons-trooper 2009_1121logs30085.JPG 5th Dragoon Guards- trooper 2009_1121logs30045.JPG Officer home service helmets - Victorian Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Volunteer Battalion. Edwardian King's Own Yorkshire Ligh...
by chinstrap
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube
Replies: 18
Views: 1052

Re: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube

Have a look at this article, and, in particular, the amazing photo. I knew the Kaiser was colonel-in-chief of the British 1st Royal Dragoons before the war, thanks to his granny, but I didn't realise that protocol extended to George V wearing Prussian Garde uniform , including his very own pickelhau...
by chinstrap
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube
Replies: 18
Views: 1052

Re: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube

A very nice helmet. Thanks for the history of the bandeau. I always meant to research this, but have never got round to it.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 42
Views: 5152

Re: Problems posting pictures?

I am able to load photos directly to a post from my own files, but they are all rotated 90 degrees to the left when I look at the preview. Not too easy to look at ! Any solutions? Thanks Patrick Try rotating 90º right in your files before posting, see if that changes things. Thanks. I tried that bu...
by chinstrap
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 19th(2nd Alsatian) Fortress Pioneer Battalion EM M95
Replies: 8
Views: 676

19th(2nd Alsatian) Fortress Pioneer Battalion EM M95

Not exactly a latest find, as I bought this a couple of years ago from a distinguished member of the forum. However, I haven't posted it before, so I thought I would respond to Brian's urging us to add posts at this difficult time. One of my favourite helmets! The helmet is clearly marked 2ElsPB19 1...
by chinstrap
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 42
Views: 5152

Re: Problems posting pictures?

I am able to load photos directly to a post from my own files, but they are all rotated 90 degrees to the left when I look at the preview. Not too easy to look at ! Any solutions?

Thanks

Patrick
by chinstrap
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian 1856 EM haube
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Prussian 1856 EM haube

If anybody’s interested, MDL have one for sale. I can’t include a precise link, but it’s at michaeldlong.com, and it’s item SKU VL008. Price is GBP 2750. It’s not in A1 condition, but probably not bad for its age. I know nothing about these and have no idea if this is a decent price. Just to be clea...
by chinstrap
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled
Replies: 19
Views: 1537

Re: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled

Newspapers used to be an option, but I get mine online, which isn’t much help! I was told today that the panic buying of toilet paper (which we also have in UK) originated with a journalist in Australia who wanted to see how quickly a fake news story could be spread, and he chose to write about shor...
by chinstrap
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 3339

Re: First Donation 2020

Hi Brian,

Just made a donation again. Thanks for all the work you do, and thanks to all members for the contributions which make the forum so interesting and enjoyable.

Hope we can do better than 7 donations this year!

Happy New Year to all

Patrick
by chinstrap
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Merry xmas
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Re: Merry xmas

Merry Christmas from Scotland to everybody.
by chinstrap
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 3348

Re: Hello

Hi Jackson, Welcome. Good to see a younger person collecting, and also being smart enough to seek advice from people on forums like this one. Hope you get your EK1 from one of the reputable sources that have been recommended. I started collecting at about your age, and vividly remember buying a WW1 ...
by chinstrap
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 3175

Re: Officers helmet

Amy, this seller buys headgear of all sorts at auction to sell on, and often seeks information and valuations on different forums. I have bought a couple of good pieces from him, but often his items have obvious condition issues. In my experience he does not know very much about the stuff he buys an...
by chinstrap
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 38
Views: 4328

Re: Restoration?

Hagerty Silver Foam is also brilliant for reviving dull gilt. I tried it on British
Home Service Helmet metalwork and plates after reading some of Brian’s posts about using it on haube gilt and have had some great results. Patrick
by chinstrap
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A strange ersatz pickelhaube
Replies: 19
Views: 2858

Re: A strange ersatz pickelhaube

Fish?
by chinstrap
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 3002

Re: Camouflaged M17

Thanks Ed. I think Ludendorff might have been a bit surprised to see the diversity of colours and patterns apparent in the helmets above, given his directive. Availability of materials obviously played a part, as already mentioned, but I wonder how much individual creativity was allowed/tolerated. C...
by chinstrap
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 3002

Re: Camouflaged M17

Thanks for the comments. Constructive and informative, as always on this forum. Pickelhauben. No smell of paint. There is actually a lot of wear on the top. I didn't have space for a photo of the top in the original post. 20190402_141043.jpg There is quite a lot of loss of ochre paint on the lug,as ...
by chinstrap
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 3002

Re: Camouflaged M17

Amy, Ed, Thanks for your comments. The colours conform to the directive i.e. green, yellow ochre and rust brown, although I know there were all sorts of genuine variations. The green on mine is the original colour of the shell, which has not been re-painted. Brush strokes are visible on all the adde...
by chinstrap
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 3002

Re: Camouflaged M17

Brian, thanks very much . Any advice on what to do with the chinstrap leather?

Patrick
by chinstrap
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 3002

Camouflaged M17

I've always fancied a camouflaged stahlhelm, but they were either too costly, or problematic. I saw this one, which really appealed to me, and I was able to get it at a price I was very happy with. I believe it's the real thing, but I can live with it if it's not. Views, please. Marked Si66. Chinstr...
by chinstrap
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Forum needs some moderating
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Re: Forum needs some moderating

I’m sure Brian and Logan are on the case, looking at how to prevent this in future. Pleased to see that today’s rubbish has been removed.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: (Solved)Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube

Thanks for doing the research.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: (Solved)Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube

Thanks Sandy,

The eyebrow bit looks fine, but it’s the gap between the ear and the helmet which looks wrong. Look forward to seeing what you come up with. I know this is what an M95 looks like stuck on my mid 20th head-of course, I may just have a large head!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: (Solved)Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube

Joe, excellent photos, thanks. The main thing which strikes me about these photos is that the helmets seem way too small for the men’s heads. I know these were hand-me-downs, but, even so... On reflection, I realise that I seem to have seen lots of officer helmets, presumably bespoke, which seem to ...
by chinstrap
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 3814

Re: North American weather

I love the way my initial posting about the weather morphs into a dispute about whether Elvis actually popped his clogs, or is still out there somewhere. Perhaps, if he is, he’s doing the odd bit of karaoke to keep his 84 year old voice in good nick.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Some British helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 1658

Re: Some British helmets

Thanks to everybody who commented so positively on my three postings. Glad you enjoyed the helmets. I’ll do a few more in due course.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 3814

North American weather

Just a thought for those of you in the US and Canada who are enduring the horrendous weather we’re seeing over here on the news. Apparently the technical term is a ‘polar vortex’. 2 inches of snow and a couple of degrees below freezing stops the country moving in Britain! Look after yourselves- and ...
by chinstrap
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Some British helmets (3)
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Some British helmets (3)

Seem to be on a roll , posting two at a time! Patrick
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Victorian Royal Berkshire Regiment officer's home service helmet
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Edwardian Royal Sussex Regiment officer's home service helmet
by chinstrap
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Some British helmets (2)
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Some British helmets (2)

First shot seemed to work, so here's a couple of cavalry helmets, Patrick
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Victorian Fife Light Horse trooper's helmet
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Victorian Lothians and Berwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry trooper's helmet
by chinstrap
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Some British helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 1658

Some British helmets

I haven't been doing much on the pickelhaube front recently but I thought there might be some interest in a few British helmets. I have been trying to upload photos directly for the first time and have had a few problems, so here's hoping this time.I'll just do two at a time as Brian suggests. They ...
by chinstrap
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Going, but not gone yet (grin)!
Replies: 13
Views: 2341

Re: Going, but not gone yet (grin)!

Jaap, I’m very sorry to hear this. On the positive side, you have already stimulated one member into going to see his doctor. I,too, ignored very obvious symptoms of what turned out to be bowel cancer, through lack of knowledge and pressure of life, and, by the time I got to the doctor, the only sol...
by chinstrap
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Photobucket Images Back!
Replies: 7
Views: 5671

Re: Photobucket Images Back!

Brian, Have you asked if Photobucket can resurrect your account and thus all your photos? I have no idea if this is possible, but you must have had hundreds of photos stored with them, and it would be of great benefit to forum members to have all your photos back again in their respective posts. Pat...
by chinstrap
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 3120

Re: First Donation 2018

Hi Brian

Just sent a donation. Thanks to you and Logan for all the work you do.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Michael Baldwin Collection auction part 1. 31 January
Replies: 37
Views: 6475

Michael Baldwin Collection auction part 1. 31 January

I imagine most members are aware of this, but, just in case...

http://www.candtauctions.co.uk/online-catalogue/

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Access to forum
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

Re: Access to forum

Working now!
by chinstrap
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Access to forum
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

Access to forum

Hi, I can access the new-look forum from my IPad, but all I get when trying to do so through my PC is a page saying 'The web page is parked free courtesy of Dime a Dot Com' Help please.

I like the new lay-out and organisation. Thanks for all the work.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Spikes you said....?
Replies: 15
Views: 2430

Re: Spikes you said....?

What a vicious piece! How long is it and what does it weigh? Can it be used with one hand or does it need two? If two, it can't have been any easy weapon to use at close quarters.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Photobucket : how to view and save pics from threads
Replies: 10
Views: 4476

Re: Photobucket : how to view and save pics from threads

Following my previous post I discovered that I can't get this fix to work on my iPad, whereas it works perfectly on my PC. Using Chrome on both.

Do any of you techies know the answer?

Great to be able to see again so many of the photos that seemed to be gone.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Photobucket : how to view and save pics from threads
Replies: 10
Views: 4476

Re: Photobucket : how to view and save pics from threads

Brilliant! Thanks, Alan.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why "Spiked" Helmets?
Replies: 18
Views: 4031

Re: Why "Spiked" Helmets?

Peter, thanks , this is a fascinating article, particularly as I collect both pickelhaubes and Briitish heavy cavalry helmets and blue cloths. A thought - if the British were influenced by the Russian helmets they encountered in the Crimea, it seems the French weren't. However, investigating the dif...
by chinstrap
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: a family story
Replies: 12
Views: 3861

Re: a family story

Rurik, that is a great story. Thanks for taking the time to post it.

My wife doesn't ask about prices now, but when I complain about the cost of something she will say ' I'm sure it's cheaper than a helmet'. She's usually right, and I have to shut up

I like your last sentence!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Enamel Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 3346

Re: Enamel Repair

Mark, Thanks very much for this. I sold the piece I would have liked to got repaired, but there is another item I've held back from buying because it needed some repair. This may open up a new opportunity. Both items are British blue cloth officer helmet plates on which the enamel surrounding the ce...
by chinstrap
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Enamel Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 3346

Re: Enamel Repair

Great to have this recommendation. I tried to find somebody here in the UK who could do this type of work, but failed.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon EM M95
Replies: 23
Views: 4763

Re: Saxon EM M95

I finally got time to look properly at the Kokarden. The Reich's kokarde is indeed an obvious repro-thin metal, poorly defined and poorly painted. I'm sure the Saxon kokarde is a repro too, but this is different in that it's not just poorly defined and poorly painted, but it seems to be made of thin...