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by chinstrap
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Photobucket Images Back!
Replies: 7
Views: 465

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: 10
Views: 819

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: 28
Views: 1608

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: 379

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: 379

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: 1066

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: 1503

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: 1503

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: 1110

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: 1698

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: 1440

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: 1440

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: 2887

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...
by chinstrap
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon EM M95
Replies: 23
Views: 2887

Re: Saxon EM M95

Philippe, Thank you very much for your amazing research, which links the soldier you identify and the helmet so definitively, and also for your analysis of the evolution of the helmet. Wonderful! I certainly want to get the proper cockades for this helmet and an original chinstrap. If l understand c...
by chinstrap
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon EM M95
Replies: 23
Views: 2887

Re: Saxon EM M95

Hi James,

Thanks very much. I had seen this, but I was really looking for a smooth edge one.

May still have a go for this one , though, as it looks better than my serrated one.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon EM M95
Replies: 23
Views: 2887

Re: Saxon EM M95

Yes, thanks, I know about these. Didn't see a Saxon, though.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon EM M95
Replies: 23
Views: 2887

Re: Saxon EM M95

John, Thanks. This is what I was referring to when I mentioned the debates there had been on the forum. I had read it and was still uncertain about the status of the serrated kokarde , hence asking for opinions. Festwagner, thanks for the identification of the name . Are those particularly Saxon sur...
by chinstrap
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon EM M95
Replies: 23
Views: 2887

Saxon EM M95

This is the third very nice EM 95 I bought recently from the same person who sold me the Prussian EM M95 I posted a couple of weeks ago Saxon EM M95. Good condition, no extra holes, but chinstrap is repro -makes two I need now! the Saxon kokarde is serrated, and I know there's been lots of debate ab...
by chinstrap
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Wurttemberg EM M95
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Wurttemberg EM M95

This is the second EM 95 I bought recently from the same person who sold me the Prussian EM M95 I posted a couple of weeks ago. This is a Wurttemberg EM M95 The wappen is a well detailed, solid piece , and intact with full antlers. The chinstrap is a repro and I'm on the hunt for an original - who i...
by chinstrap
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Reserve EM M95
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Prussian Reserve EM M95

I have just been able to buy three very nice EM 95's from the same person who sold me the Prussian EM M95 I posted a couple of weeks ago. This one is a Prussian Reserve. There is a unit stamp but only J.R is visible now. As far as I can see it's exactly as it should be, with all original fittings. H...
by chinstrap
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Hens' teeth
Replies: 0
Views: 930

Hens' teeth

Well, not really, but it's two original pickelhaube chinstraps with brass fittings that I'm after and they're almost as rare as hens' teeth. However, if you don't ask, you don't get!

If anybody has anything for sale or knows where I can get them, please PM me.

Thanks

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Saxon cockade
Replies: 0
Views: 840

Saxon cockade

Hi, I'm looking for an original smooth-edged Saxon cockade for an M95 EM pickelhaube.

If you have one to sell or know where I can get one please PM me.

Thanks

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: SOS 2017 Wappen
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: SOS 2017 Wappen

Excellent haul! I love the Wurttemberg neusilber .

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2017 B Loree
Replies: 27
Views: 4078

Re: SOS 2017 B Loree

It's a hard life!

Look forward to the photos.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Navy uniform
Replies: 29
Views: 3495

Re: British Navy uniform

Hi Gus,

Water is one thing we're not short of in Scotland!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Navy uniform
Replies: 29
Views: 3495

Re: British Navy uniform

Gus,

Look forward to seeing the next photo. Hope his new shoes will be clean,otherwise Bruno will be on your back again!

How's the flooding?


Patrick
by chinstrap
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Navy uniform
Replies: 29
Views: 3495

Re: British Navy uniform

Gus Thanks for the kind words.Happy to help.As I said, I like a research challenge. I finally got access to the photo on the Naval Ships Forum, which I've attached below. Acknowledgements to the forum and the photo owner.Trust there are no issues of copyright etc! The watch stripe on this guy's unif...
by chinstrap
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Navy uniform
Replies: 29
Views: 3495

Re: British Navy uniform

Gus, Found this - post no 3 onwards. http://www.worldnavalships.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4294" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Somebody posted an old photo, which he thought was late 19th /early 20th century ( you have to join the forum to access the photo- haven't been able to look...
by chinstrap
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Navy uniform
Replies: 29
Views: 3495

Re: British Navy uniform

Hi Gus, I've been trying to find out more about this, but with no success so far. However, I've been told that the German Navy 'had different stripes on their sleeves to show what watch they belonged to', which fits with US practice, so it could well be that the RN did this. However, it seems very s...
by chinstrap
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Navy uniform
Replies: 29
Views: 3495

Re: British Navy uniform

Gus,

This may help http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... _Regs.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

I haven't had time to study it but you might get some answers.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: Prussian EM M95

Thanks to everybody for your positive comments. I bought the helmet on eBay UK for a price that was so low that I thought there was something wrong with it and I was the only viewer who was missing the problem, so I was really pleased with it when it arrived. Maybe the potential competition was brok...
by chinstrap
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Mecklemburg
Replies: 13
Views: 2139

Re: Mecklemburg

Stunning!
by chinstrap
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: Prussian EM M95

Thanks for all the positive comments. It's was dusted before I took the photos but that's all I'm going to do. I'm delighted with it. Thanks also for the tips on deciphering the stamps. The wet finger trick hasn't worked, and although I've tried Bruno's suggestion and played with Photoshop, I've had...
by chinstrap
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: Prussian EM M95

Joe, thanks. I'll try it in the daylight tomorrow, although bad weather here means the days aren't much brighter than the nights at the moment!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Prussian EM M95

Just acquired this for a very good price,as I start collecting pickelhaubes for the second time! It's in excellent condition and all original as far as I can tell. I've looked at a lot of material on the forum about chinstraps and this seems right - dyed on one side only, rounded corners on buckles,...
by chinstrap
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Chevaulegers officer helmet?
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: Bavarian Chevaulegers officer helmet?

Thanks again for all the positive comments, and the suggestions, although I'm still inclined to leave it as is. John, my apologies, I didn't read your comment about the front visor fixing closely enough. Bruno,how does one 'simply add missing scales'? Brian, thanks for all the advice. I don't even o...
by chinstrap
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Chevaulegers officer helmet?
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: Bavarian Chevaulegers officer helmet?

Thanks for all the positive comments. Nice to know that plenty of people appreciate a helmet with character. Tony, yes, seriously, Worcestershire sauce did the job here, and I've also used it on my British helmets. Ron, it's because I think that the rear silver star is the only original one that I d...
by chinstrap
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Chevaulegers officer helmet?
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: Bavarian Chevaulegers officer helmet?

Tony,thanks. My instinct is indeed to leave well alone, as it was the 'lived in' look and feel that attracted me. I thought I'd just test the water to see if the various parts were available. I take it my unit identification is right, as you haven't commented on it?

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Chevaulegers officer helmet?
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Bavarian Chevaulegers officer helmet?

It's years since I bought a pickelhaube, as my main interest nowadays is British Victorian dress helmets, but I couldn't resist this one. After checking with Kaiser's Bunker and trawling through various posts about curved and flat chinscales I believe that it's to one of Regiments 2,4, 6, or 8. I co...
by chinstrap
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Nice auction
Replies: 26
Views: 3842

Re: Nice auction

The Saleroom isn't an auction site as such. In the UK it shows what auctions are taking place around the country (and sometimes elsewhere in Europe) and when and shows the individual auctions' catalogues. The auctions use it to publicise what they're offering to a wide audience, and a buyer can sear...
by chinstrap
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Another M15 Kurassier
Replies: 17
Views: 3050

Re: Another M15 Kurassier

Bruno,

That's a beautiful piece.

Happy Christmas.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet Plate question
Replies: 36
Views: 6246

Re: Helmet Plate question

Joe, you said it all!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 25TH Wedding anniversary gift from my wife
Replies: 20
Views: 2596

Re: 25TH Wedding anniversary gift from my wife

James, I sincerely hope your gift to your wife came up to the same standard!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The Somme
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Re: The Somme

For those who are interested in this topic, I strongly recommend ' The First Day On The Somme' by Martin Middlebrook. It deals with the British involvement in the battle, covering not just strategy and tactics, but also the experience of many individual soldiers. I bought this in the 1970's and it m...
by chinstrap
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Imperial German Cavalry Ceramic Souvenir , 1915
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Imperial German Cavalry Ceramic Souvenir , 1915

Just came across this for sale. Posting here in case it's of interest to anybody. No idea if it's the real thing or not!

http://www.crowvalleymilitaria.com/view ... 351&phqu=6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Patrick
by chinstrap
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Officer Restoration SOS 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2481

Re: Garde Officer Restoration SOS 2016

Brian

Great, another one for the Loree treatment! I love seeing the process by which you resurrect these time-worn pieces

Patrick
by chinstrap
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2016 #2
Replies: 36
Views: 8519

Re: SOS 2016 #2

Belated thanks to everybody who took the trouble to explain how they go about viewing the show. Sounds like hard work, but enjoyable if you have friends there to share the experience with.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2016 #2
Replies: 36
Views: 8519

Re: SOS 2016 #2

Thanks to everybody for the photos so far and to Peter for the article. A question -is some sort of guide or catalogue available to give some idea of where sellers are located and a broad description of the sort of stuff they're selling e.g. type of militaria, country and era, or do prospective buye...
by chinstrap
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: 2016 SOS pictures
Replies: 21
Views: 4822

Re: 2016 SOS pictures

Thanks for the photos. Some really mouth- watering pieces here!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: SOS Prussian Inf. Officer Restoration #1, 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 6144

Re: SOS Prussian Inf. Officer Restoration #1, 2014

Brian,

Superb work again. I really look forward to your restoration posts to see what can be achieved by someone who really knows what he's doing!

Patrick