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by chinstrap
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from France :D
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Hello from France :D

Bienvenue Clovis.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Are the forums having problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Are the forums having problems?

Me too-just blank screen when opening topics.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: RESHAPING HELMET BODY
Replies: 12
Views: 3118

Re: RESHAPING HELMET BODY

Brian, I want to do some re-shaping with a hat-stretcher to the back of an M95 helmet. The liner still has its original adjustment ‘string’, which is tightly knotted, and I don’t want to interfere with this, so I can’t pull the liner outwards to let the stretcher sit on the shell,rather than the lea...
by chinstrap
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Scarce saxon
Replies: 11
Views: 820

Re: Scarce saxon

Although I’ve owned the helmet for a few months I’ve only just noticed a name inside. Stamped in ink on the inside of the front is the name ‘Quenzel’. The hat size 58 is stamped just below it, so I imagine it is the name of the manufacturer. Does anybody know of a manufacturer by this name? If it is...
by chinstrap
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 523

Re: First Donation 2021

Hi Brian,

Contribution sent again, with a note.I hope some new contributors step up to the plate this year.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Garde EM M95 & Saxon Reserve EM M95
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Garde EM M95 & Saxon Reserve EM M95

Hi Bruno,

I’ve been hit for 20% plus in the past and I know other people who have experienced this. Maybe things have changed or it’s how they’re described and/or valued? Should have thought to ask you what you do. Can you drop me an email with some details, please?

Thanks

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Garde EM M95 & Saxon Reserve EM M95
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Garde EM M95 & Saxon Reserve EM M95

Hi, I am looking for a good example of each of these haubes, preferably from Europe, as the import duties etc. from N. America to UK are horrendous! Please pm me if you can help.

Thanks

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hoch die Leib Husaren!
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: Hoch die Leib Husaren!

Tony,

The whole group is superb. What is the history of the items being kept together and so beautifully preserved and cared for?

Patrick
by chinstrap
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Garde M1915 Pickelhaube
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: Garde M1915 Pickelhaube

I don’t collect M15’s, but I’d make an exception for this one!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Buy My Book and I'll Donate the Proceeds
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Buy My Book and I'll Donate the Proceeds

I already have a copy, but would recommend it to all you helmet collectors out there.

Great idea, Peter

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lobster tail, real or repro?
Replies: 21
Views: 1081

Re: Lobster tail, real or repro?

This is a fake here and there is nothing to discuss We usually refer to a fake as a copy. Here we rather have a mixture of parts put together and repainted, and some quite possibly original, like the shell. Therefore, there is plenty to discuss to help less informed collectors who, unfortunately, h...
by chinstrap
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Young(ish) Collector’s Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: Young(ish) Collector’s Collection

That’s a great collection! Welcome to the forum.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Scarce saxon
Replies: 11
Views: 820

Scarce saxon

I have been lucky enough to be able to buy this very scarce Saxon helmet from a fellow member of the forum. It has all the characteristics of Leib-Grenadier-Regiment no 100 , but, I believe, could also be to Pioneer Battalion 12. All fittings, apart from the central device, in brass, are in white me...
by chinstrap
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My 4th Belgian lancer and a early custom service shako
Replies: 22
Views: 5237

Re: My 4th Belgian lancer and a early custom service shako

That’s a very nice group. Congratulations. What are the medals?

Patrick
by chinstrap
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessian DR23/24 - Out of the Woodwork
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Hessian DR23/24 - Out of the Woodwork

Superb helmet. I know some people don’t believe in cleaning up helmets, but I think restoring an item like this to its former glory Is great!

Patrick
by chinstrap
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Two new M71's
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Two new M71's

These are superb, thanks. The first haube I ever bought was a private purchase Prussian M71. It was beginner’s luck- great helmet, absolutely solid and in beautiful condition. Unfortunately, when I changed my collecting habits about 15 years ago I sold it, along with all my other haubes. I started c...
by chinstrap
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Un-serrated Reich’s kokarde for Saxon EM M95
Replies: 0
Views: 1119

Un-serrated Reich’s kokarde for Saxon EM M95

I have a Saxon EM 95, for which I have been able to find the correct un-serrated State kokarde. I now need the same style Reich’s kokarde. Does anybody have one for sale? I know where I can get the paired set, but I don’t want to pay for a Saxon one I don’t now need, or take the risk of not being ab...
by chinstrap
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.

Hi Kris,

This site doesn’t have the right type of plume as far as I can see. It has to be like the ones on my helmet and on the one for sale I posted about. I would contact ‘The Plumery’.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.

Hi Kris,

I know you have family connection to your helmet, but here's a complete one in good condition at a reasonable price http://www.theoldbrigade.co.uk/viewphot ... 825&phqu=8

Patrick
by chinstrap
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.

Hi Kris, I've looked at my spare chinstraps, but, unfortunately, none of them are right for this type of helmet. As you can see from my post the plume should be black and it is a different design to the Household Cavalry ones, which have a sort of ball at the top. Originals are very difficult to fin...
by chinstrap
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.

Hi Stuka, I have one of these, posted in ‘General Headgear’, five topics down in ‘Some of my British helmets’. If you look at this, you’ll see that the circlet with the motto around the ‘1’ on your helmet is upside down. I think this can be fixed easily if you remove the plate from the helmet and re...
by chinstrap
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sappenpanzer trench armour
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Sappenpanzer trench armour

I didn’t know where else to post this, but I just wanted to alert those who collect trench armour that there is what is described as Second model ‘Sappenpanzer’ trench armour on csmilitaria.co.uk. I‘d only heard of Grabenpanzer, but it’s not my area of interest.

Patrick
by chinstrap
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reserve Prices are Such a Waste of Time
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Reserve Prices are Such a Waste of Time

I agree with everybody. I’ve never seen the point of using a reserve. It annoys me and puts me off bidding. Just put the minimum acceptable as the starting price!

Patrick
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: 2411

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: 3678

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: 3678

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: 26
Views: 4473

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: 935

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: 935

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: 1503

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: 1503

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: 2182

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: 2182

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: 7533

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: 1515

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: 7533

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: 683

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: 2914

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: 7
Views: 5549

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: 2935

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: 4290

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: 4446

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: 6344

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: 3841

Re: A strange ersatz pickelhaube

Fish?
by chinstrap
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Camouflaged M17
Replies: 32
Views: 4413

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: 4413

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: 4413

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: 4413

Re: Camouflaged M17

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

Patrick

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