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by chinstrap
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 127

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: 250

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: 821

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: 1314

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: 1608

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: 1991

Re: A strange ersatz pickelhaube

Fish?
by chinstrap
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 1427

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: 1427

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: 1427

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: 1427

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: 1427

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: 543

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: 1451

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: 1451

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: 1451

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: 1584

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: 809

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: 1584

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: 356

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: 568

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: 809

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: 1013

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: 2443

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: 1934

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: 3969

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: 995

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: 995

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: 2008

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: 2772

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: 2772

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: 2608

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: 2696

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: 2394

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: 2394

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: 4179

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: 4179

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: 4179

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: 4179

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: 4179

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: 4179

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: 1666

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: 1333

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: 1209

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: 1099

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: 1506

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: 5440

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: 5046

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: 5046

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: 5046

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: 5046

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...