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by 09fritz2547
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Persian Qajar Guard Helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 2713

Re: Persian Qajar Guard Helmet

Helmut Weitze has a similar Egyptian helmet for sale in near perfect condition, French production as mentioned:

https://www.weitze.com/militaria/74/Osm ... 70774.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by 09fritz2547
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

I_wonder if minihelmets would react the same way, or should I be looking for a pit in the middle of the wood? We all know oldhelmets can react on UV light in various ways, yet always the truth will be revealed sooner or later. Sometimes a law suit is helpful to reveal that truth.

Johan
Belgium
by 09fritz2547
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

You seem to be missing the whole point of this thread: expensive military antiques are faked through and through by criminals and ONE of the many techniques to find out whether a fabric is genuine or not is to use UV light. Making fun of it is inappropriate, a lot of people are being fooled by unscr...
by 09fritz2547
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

I noticed on E-bay that he got 6 negative scores in the last 12 months under the pseudo elgin-marbles, accusations as "thief" and "lures you..." are perfectly illustrating the person he is. How can we stop this creature from living on theft, fraud and robbery?

Johan
Belgium
by 09fritz2547
Sun May 26, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

No, he just copied the entire collection.
by 09fritz2547
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: GdC Restoration Project
Replies: 50
Views: 16594

Re: GdC Restoration Project

Hello, I think I have seen some parts before, also a German dealer was offering them. I include some pictures I got at that time to show how the finish of the original plate and the eagle are quite the same: http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/09fritz2547/Pic08_zps5662c79f.jpg http://i1091.phot...
by 09fritz2547
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Braunschweig IR92 Offizier
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Re: Braunschweig IR92 Offizier

Right, no kidding.
by 09fritz2547
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Braunschweig IR92 Offizier
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Braunschweig IR92 Offizier

If you really can't resist anymore and you can/want to spend it:

https://www.history-shop.de/katalog/art ... 90131.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

It's not just me, there are several victims, big names in collectors' world amongst them. The case has taken a serious turn since I was able to reveal a case of supposed fraud on behalf of the Scottish government, same chap involved. I can not say more since the investigation is going on at this ver...
by 09fritz2547
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaubes at auction in the USA
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

Pickelhaubes at auction in the USA

http://www.invaluable.com/catalog/viewL ... code=22007" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhauben in Stockholm
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Re: Pickelhauben in Stockholm

My pleasure, the web is full of surprises.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhauben in Stockholm
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Pickelhauben in Stockholm

A fresh cargo of German Pickelhauben in Sweden.

http://www.military-antiques-stockholm.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Johan
by 09fritz2547
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

You are right Adler. Anyone who wants can PM me and I will give more information. In the summer of 2011 he visited me, friends and family in Belgium for almost a week and we visited many places of interest, including Waterloo. During those visits, he convinced me that he was a man with good intentio...
by 09fritz2547
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

For sure. The story goes further, I explain. On this forum, I_wonder posted originally a thread asking about the origin of what he called masonic hats, pretending to be absolutely uninitiated whatsoever on mitres and German headgear in general. On the other hand, the same I_wonder pretends to be an ...
by 09fritz2547
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

More than just a common liar I think, a whole scenario was set up to launch these spurious mitres in the collector's world. In my whole life I have been confronted just one time before with an equally ingenious plan to sell rare but fraudulent items and that was some 18 years ago. At that time I was...
by 09fritz2547
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

Oh yes they were sold as originals, with a price accordingly high. The seller maintains his position and states they are original. I plan on taking this case as an example and, if necessary, go to court or at least deposit a formal complaint in the hands of the police. This is a case of pure fraud. ...
by 09fritz2547
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

Take a look at items 3870 and 3871 in chapter "Orders and International Historical Collectibles up to 1918", last auction at Hermann Historica, they are the same.....again from the same source. Here is what the experts of Hermann Historica sent me: "Yes, the grenadier caps 3870 and 3871 are very rar...
by 09fritz2547
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Re: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

Well, it was in fact the comparison with a new white towel that gave me the shivers. The reflection in the white stripes on the Beutel could be explained because they were cleaned/whitened in recent times, a product like Mr Clean contains also ingredients that can produce this effect, I did the test...
by 09fritz2547
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Using UV light to detect fake fabrics
Replies: 47
Views: 23518

Using UV light to detect fake fabrics

I recently acquired some very nice mitres, that is at first sight. When examining the fabrics under UV light, I was confronted with some frightning results. Here are some pictures from the interior of a M1824 mitre made under UV light. It appears that the white fabrics contain some sort of synthetic...
by 09fritz2547
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaubes for sale in France
Replies: 24
Views: 4946

Pickelhaubes for sale in France

I suppose I don't tell anything new here, but one the best known French experts/dealers in French Empire and XIXth century military antiques, has recently put quite some pickelhaubes for sale here, he states he will have much more in the near future: http://2gm.bertrand-malvaux.com/c/2103/casques-a-...
by 09fritz2547
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kaiser-owned helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Re: Kaiser-owned helmets

The crown above the cypher W in the Pelzmütze is not the imperial crown, Wilhelm II became Kaiser in 1888, so.... He was of course also King of Prussia, but I do not recall having seen ever a cypher of him with a royal crown after the coronation as Kaiser.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

Re: GdC Awes Marke

Thank you Joe, this subject is getting more and more complex but at the same time more and more intriguing.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

Re: GdC Awes Marke

I recently found an image of a GdC helmet with exactly the same configuration in an old reference book, "Collecting Militaria" by RJ Wilkinson-Latham, published in 1975. The source of the picture (item 16) is Wallis&Wallis auctioneers in the UK. Take a close look at the helmet and you will find the ...
by 09fritz2547
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: replica Tschapka and other helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: replica Tschapka and other helmets

I think it is always wise to focus on what a helmet or anything else that is not necessary for daily comfort is worth to you, regardless what the market price is. This doesn't mean you have to throw money in the dustbin, but that you have to put your own goals and thus avoid disappointments. People ...
by 09fritz2547
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Meldereiter
Replies: 25
Views: 4803

Re: Meldereiter

As mentioned before, the Royal Army Museum in Brussels has the same helmet. Notice the stepped visor (not double!). The Prussian Kokarde is missing, but there are clear markings there was one originally. http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/09fritz2547/Meldereiter004.jpg http://i1091.photobucket...
by 09fritz2547
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Meldereiter
Replies: 25
Views: 4803

Re: Meldereiter

Here in Brussels, in the fabulous Royal Army Museum, we have a similar helmet, I think with the double stepped visor and yellow mountings. I'll post a picture as soon as I can.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

Re: GdC Awes Marke

Now that is interesting, the pins of the cross could be bent around the star, thank you for this remarkable find.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

Re: GdC Awes Marke

Thank you for the help. However there are no holes for a reserve star in the plate...

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Login problem again
Replies: 4
Views: 3823

Re: Login problem again

His e-mail adress is rejected as "already in use"....

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Login problem again
Replies: 4
Views: 3823

Re: Login problem again

Can anyone please help me with this recurrent problem? Thank you very much.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

Re: GdC Awes Marke

Thank you, the helmet is most intriguing.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

Re: GdC Awes Marke

It must have something to do with the rank/function/status of the wearer. Even a post-war helmet (do these even exist?) would have enameled/painted white behind the Suum Cuique motto and the center eagle.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

Re: GdC Awes Marke

That would certainly explain the (original) absence of enamel on the center of the plate, but the Vaterlandbandeau?

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

Re: GdC Awes Marke

Your help will be much appreciated!

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

Re: GdC Awes Marke

Very good suggestion, I'll get in contact with them. Thank you for the information! If I have news, I'll post it here. Do other members have an idea?

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

Re: GdC Awes Marke

Was the Vaterlandbandeau then some sort of award or did the candidate receive a permission to wear it after having passed his degree? I can't find anything on this subject.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: GdC Awes Marke
Replies: 25
Views: 4906

GdC Awes Marke

Here are some pictures of a helmet a friend has. We wonder about the configuration of the helmet, a high quality wartime production (!) by Awes Marke. Helmet is plated steel or another metal. Now the question is how to match this helmet, stepped visor, officer's cockades and lining. EM eagle with go...
by 09fritz2547
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Login problem again
Replies: 4
Views: 3823

Login problem again

A good friend of mine had a while ago problems with his login. Unfortunately, the same problem has returned. The system doesn't recognize him. Could you please see what's going on and restore the login? Thank you very much.

User: oldhelmets
by 09fritz2547
Sat May 26, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: The Big Bang Theory #12: 21 cm SK L/45 Cartridge Casing
Replies: 10
Views: 3690

Re: The Big Bang Theory #12: 21 cm SK L/45 Cartridge Casing

For those who love really big shells, here's one for sale in Belgium:

http://www.abcollection.com/fr/annonce/ ... Page=1&nm=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by 09fritz2547
Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sachsen tschakos.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: Sachsen tschakos.....

I don't think the tschako in Kube's Militaria is this one, it is higher. On the contrary, Kube offers one of these in the auction of Sep 24th 2011, Sammlung P. Krause, art. 163: "Infanterie-Mannschaftstschako Modell 1854. Parade. Lackleder und Filz. Vorne neusilberne Stern, Zentrum grün ausgelegt mi...
by 09fritz2547
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Regimentals now selling lot of Weitz spiked helmets
Replies: 14
Views: 4100

Re: Regimentals now selling lot of Weitz spiked helmets

Hello Kuerassier, This does not explain how one dealer puts an item for sale on his site for almost the same price as the limit price he originally bought it for at auction so to speak , not to forget the charges (23%). I do not suppose they act out of some sort of charity for us poor collectors? No...
by 09fritz2547
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Regimentals now selling lot of Weitz spiked helmets
Replies: 14
Views: 4100

Re: Regimentals now selling lot of Weitz spiked helmets

There's an old joke on these inflation practices. Two antique dealers have both a shop in the same street, the one just across the other. Years ago, one of them bought a wonderful renaissance cabinet and put it in his shop for sale; the other one takes a look at it, likes it very much and decides to...
by 09fritz2547
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Regimentals now selling lot of Weitz spiked helmets
Replies: 14
Views: 4100

Re: Regimentals now selling lot of Weitz spiked helmets

Same goes for helmets that were on sale at Kube's, they turn up a bit later at Weitze's. So the question is: what is the relation between these dealers. You won't make me believe Weitze is a buyer like all others. Just compare the auction results and what they are sold for (or at least offered for) ...
by 09fritz2547
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Login
Replies: 6
Views: 4312

Re: Login

Thank you Tony for your precious help.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Login
Replies: 6
Views: 4312

Re: Login

Sorry Brian, problem is not solved it seems; no login possible for my friend. Please check what could be wrong. Thank you very much.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Login
Replies: 6
Views: 4312

Login

A friend of mine has severe difficulties logging in, although registered as a member; when he tries to log in, the system doesn't recognize his adress, and when he tries to reenter an inscription, the system says his adress is already in use? Please contact him on chris.[email protected].net . Thank yo...
by 09fritz2547
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Tsarist headgear
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Tsarist headgear

Does anyone know this site:

http://tsarsarsenal.com/headgear.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Spectacular, if reliable. Please let me know if anyone has had contacts.

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Christian Ariès
Replies: 1
Views: 1732

Christian Ariès

I am looking for an affordable complete set of the famous cahiers by Christian Ariès "Armes blanches militaires françaises" published from 1966 on, including the hardcover book. The last set I found for sale was offered for some 1800€.....

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: German Imperial Swords
Replies: 35
Views: 24568

Re: German Imperial Swords

Follow this link to where I bought the Gerd Maier "Preussische Blankwaffen" books:

http://vdmedien.com/preussische-blankwa ... 10855.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Johan
by 09fritz2547
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Grenadiermütze Erste Garde Regiment zu Fuss
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Thank you very much for your help, schiavona13.

Johan