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by mpb
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Interested in pickelhaubes, would appreciate opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Interested in pickelhaubes, would appreciate opinions

Though I am not new to collecting militaria, I haven't delved into the world of pickelhaubes ... I would appreciate feedback on this helmet that caught my eye....
by mpb
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Thanks Stuka,
Please post pics
Mike
by mpb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Askari Schutztruppe Colonial Tarboosh Fez
Replies: 8
Views: 1891

Re: Askari Schutztruppe Tarboosh

Buttons on inner lining of tarboosh for nexkguard
by mpb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Askari Schutztruppe Colonial Tarboosh Fez
Replies: 8
Views: 1891

Re: Askari Schutztruppe Tarboosh

Interior with date stamp as well as button attachment of neck guard
by mpb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Askari Schutztruppe Colonial Tarboosh Fez
Replies: 8
Views: 1891

Re: Askari Schutztruppe Tarboosh

Having difficulty uploading more than one pic at a time....
by mpb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Askari Schutztruppe Colonial Tarboosh Fez
Replies: 8
Views: 1891

Askari Schutztruppe Colonial Tarboosh Fez

All comments welcome. Weave is not the typical khaki drill. Colonial Eagle Wappen securely anchored with clasp and stitching. Neck guard attaches to fez/tarboosh with buttons (vs being sewn or attached with hooks). No sweatband as these would have been worn over/cover a fez.
by mpb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Few more pics
by mpb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Hello,
Cork is solid throughout. No damage or soft spots.
by mpb
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Thanks Stuka,
I am also interested in colonial headgear, that of both the native and European soldiers...I am still having trouble dating this fez..
by mpb
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Thanks guys, I was very fortunate to have been offered to buy it from a very old collector from the Netherlands. He has been collecting for decades and shared that few exist, but one other example of this model can be found in the National Military Museum in the Netherlands. I fwas able to dig up th...
by mpb
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)

Velvet backed chin scales
by mpb
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)

Another view
by mpb
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)

Interior view with manufacturers stamp
by mpb
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

This is one of my favorites, it's a senior ranking officer's helmet of the KNIL (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger),
ie Royal Netherland's East Indies Army. The gold piping on either side of the front panel indicates rank of a Majjor and above. Quite rare....1880's
by mpb
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints
Replies: 28
Views: 7013

Re: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints

Thanks for everyone's replies,
For sake of clarification, my understanding based on Khukri's post is that this tschapka would have been worn/ssued 1914 to?
by mpb
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Re: Force Publique Fez

FP markings with hat size in sweatband of fez
by mpb
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: East Asia Boxer Rebellion Jāger/Train Battalion Tschako/shako
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: East Asia Boxer Rebellion Train Battalion Tschako

Hi,
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, indeed there was a feldzeichen.
As they were an imperial detachment there was no national ID, rather imperial, so it was red,white, and black. I have a replica, but am keeping an eye out for an original one...
by mpb
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Re: Force Publique Fez

Additional photos, snowflake vent
by mpb
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

FP Fez,
Not sure of the date, pre WW2, WW2, or post WW2...any thoughts welcome.
by mpb
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: East Asia Boxer Rebellion Jāger/Train Battalion Tschako/shako
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

East Asia Boxer Rebellion Jāger/Train Battalion Tschako/shako

Rear visor stamped B.A.O. 1901, inside crown stamped with maker's mark as well. Interestingly the Wappen is larger than would be expected, it's the same size as was used on the tropenhelm.
by mpb
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints
Replies: 28
Views: 7013

Re: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints

[quote=Khukri post_id=81168 time=1507538748 user_id=2317] 5th Lancers Regiment was a newly formed Regiment: 11th Nov 1913. The Standard was presented to this Regiment August 12th 1914 by the Commander Cav Div-The morning of the "Battle of the Silver Helmets". The distinctive colors changed in 1914 (...
by mpb
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints
Replies: 28
Views: 7013

Re: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints

Side views
by mpb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints
Replies: 28
Views: 7013

Re: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints

More views of 5th Lancer Tschapka
by mpb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints
Replies: 28
Views: 7013

Re: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints

Belgian 5th Lancer Tschapka
by mpb
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints
Replies: 28
Views: 7013

Re: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints

August 12th 1914: Halen-Belgium: Fourth and Fifth Lancers Regiments-2nd Cav Bde-Cav Div. Were deployed near Halen. Dismounted. Against the German 4th Kav Div. http://i61.tinypic.com/ay0bki.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; We have a brief report: Personal testimony of Lt Robin, 1st...
by mpb
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints
Replies: 28
Views: 7013

Re: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints

Any additional info on the 5th lancers?
by mpb
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted Imperial Feldzeichen for pre war Tschako
Replies: 0
Views: 1244

Wanted Imperial Feldzeichen for pre war Tschako

Hello,
looking for enlisted, NCO, or officer's feldzeichen for pre war tschako,
Thanks,
Mike
by mpb
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2017 B Loree #2
Replies: 34
Views: 9559

Re: SOS 2017 B Loree #2

Thanks for posting the photos! Can anyone tell me whose table that was in the photograph above with Würtemburg officers haube and the Prussian artillery haube on the green /field grey table cloth? It was the photo that followed the photos of the table from Helmut Weitze. Thanks
by mpb
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2017 B Loree
Replies: 27
Views: 8272

Re: SOS 2017 B Loree

Hello,
Thanks for posting the photos. Who is the dealer/exhibitor Mark aka "Maple Creek" and how might I contact him regarding some of the helmets pictured and whether they are still available for purchase?
Thanks

Mike
by mpb
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Seebattalion/Seebataillon helmet plate
Replies: 8
Views: 5301

Re: Seebattalion/Seebataillon helmet plate

There are several beautiful pictures of naval pith helmets posted on http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; from a private collection as well as the DEutsche Historische and Rastatt Museums. In the photos, one can clearly see the example of the gold he...
by mpb
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Seebattalion/Seebataillon helmet plate
Replies: 8
Views: 5301

Seebattalion/Seebataillon helmet plate

Hello, My question is regarding the seeadler helmet plates used by the Seebataillon on their tropenhelms and shakos. I am familiar with the gold and gray/silver colors as well as the screw posts on those used for the shakos. My specific question is whether the same helmet plate with the screw posts ...
by mpb
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Scroll helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: Scroll helmet

Thank you for your reply, Though i am indeed the fortunate owner of the helmet ( or unfortunate as the case may be) the helmet is not in my possession yet. It's being shipped from Germany as we speak, so i can't provide additional photos of it until it arrives. The only other info i can provide is t...
by mpb
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Scroll helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Scroll helmet

Hello,
Enclosed is a photo of a scroll helmet. I have read the article by Colonel J wherein he describes GMGA 211 - 250 and 260 - 265. So i'm not sure what to make of this one with number 340 on it. Thanks