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by Spiker
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Here dead we lie
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Here dead we lie

Here dead we lie, by A. E. Housman

Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land
From which we sprung.
Life, to be sure,
Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is,
And we were young.

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by Spiker
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Generale
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Re: Generale

Thanks gents. :)
by Spiker
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: That will keep me busy during the winter
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: That will keep me busy during the winter

Ha yes , it will take some work before it looks like this :)
amazing that these things can still be found.

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by Spiker
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Generale
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Re: Generale

Thank you very much gents . Comparing this General with my Garde Dragoon, I noticed that the eagle on the General is a lot better looking . with smaller head and perforated beak. just an observation. I’m not saying all generals should have this type of eagle , it also depended on what the officer or...
by Spiker
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Generale
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Generale

A helmet I have been patiently waiting to buy because I wanted a REAL General . (not a Garde Dragoner with Bavarian spike.) The gilding on this helmet is breathtaking , and the gewölbter Gardestern is super ! On the inside ,under the support plate , written in pencil ,all in the same handwriting ; 5...
by Spiker
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Brunswick EM for Sal
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Brunswick EM for Sal

:-k
by Spiker
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer

Nice helmet John , those vulkans always stay in good shape.
by Spiker
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg

Great find , the machined chinscale mounts are unique.
by Spiker
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben for Enlisted men M15/M95
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Pickelhauben for Enlisted men M15/M95

Thanks gents.

I don’t see it as an effort Tony , more like fun :thumbleft:
by Spiker
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben for Enlisted men M15/M95
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Pickelhauben for Enlisted men M15/M95

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by Spiker
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Another dragoon
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Another dragoon

Very nice !! =D>
by Spiker
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fake Saxon Wappen
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: Fake Saxon Wappen

:-k , it looks real , the only problem is that one of the two parts has to be silver or silver coated , but I don’t see any traces .
However ,the fact that it is light is usually a good sign.
by Spiker
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: FINALLY something to post.
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: FINALLY something to post.

Nice souvenir Ron, I think this was a one-year volunteer who became an officer
by Spiker
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Time machine

:o Very nice Gaede helmet :thumb up:

(someone should make that joke)

no very nice , used to have one too w. reg. nr.
by Spiker
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tin kit helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 876

Re: Prussian Tin kit helmet

those look great ! :thumb up:
by Spiker
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German Segeltuchtasche Gummimaske
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: German Segeltuchtasche Gummimaske

super find indeed for our gasmask king ! =D>
by Spiker
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Cardboard ersatz helmet
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: Cardboard ersatz helmet

First suspicious then nailed , poor Sander :D :D
by Spiker
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Cardboard ersatz helmet
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: Cardboard ersatz helmet

How did I almost miss this one #-o , well done Jonas ! =D> =D> =D>

Welcome to the forum leib :wink:
by Spiker
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Just Arrived --- Spineless Felt Ersatz
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Just Arrived --- Spineless Felt Ersatz

Nice helmet John , congrats.

I think it’s safe to say that this chinstrap was not born with the helmet , I came to this opinion by comparing the wear on both liner and chinstrap. Wether it is an original , the jury is still out.
by Spiker
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Horse on eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Horse on eagle

Oh yeah , nice one , congrats !
by Spiker
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Fus Artillerie regiment nr 9
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Fus Artillerie regiment nr 9

Ersatz helmet made in 1914 but equipped with M15 feldgrau parts. The brass sideposts were left to go dull. The helmet still has an original piece of German newspaper in it (and original sweat :-s ) There is also a small size label and a makers label with date 1914. A superb felt Ersatz pickelhaube k...
by Spiker
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 1954

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

One of the Keizer’s helmets , don't matter which one , I’m not picky 8-[
by Spiker
Wed May 30, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: Hessian glory

Sandmann wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 4:01 am
I see pictures, but I mean there were some more Ladies in this post.
:? :? :? :?

I count 4 pictures of beautiful ladies
by Spiker
Wed May 30, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: Hessian glory

I can see all the pictures in this post Steve , am I the only one who can see them ? :-k
by Spiker
Tue May 29, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: Hessian glory

Thanks for your expertise gents :D

Is the picture still invisible ? I stopped working with photo-bucked.

As for your poll, Francis, with me it is almost equal, but if I must choose, I would say nr1 ,
and age (51) does not slow me down , if fact it is getting worse :oops:
by Spiker
Mon May 28, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: Hessian glory

Westfront wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Ed if you ever need a photographic assistant please let me know :wink:
Thanks for the offer West , I ‘ll keep that in mind.
Mean time , my domestic helper does all the assisting. 8-)

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by Spiker
Thu May 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Wurties and their stamps
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Wurties and their stamps

Thans gents :) Also a couple of Hessians and their stamps https://i2.wp.com/pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/dsc_1586.jpg?ssl=1 https://i2.wp.com/pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/dsc_1587.jpg?ssl=1 https://i0.wp.com/pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/dsc_1591.jpg?ssl=1 https://i0.wp.com/pinel...
by Spiker
Wed May 16, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Wurties and their stamps
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Wurties and their stamps

The IR 127 was shown here before , but I thought it would be nice to compare two regiments of the same army. https://i1.wp.com/pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/dsc_1570.jpg?ssl=1 https://i2.wp.com/pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/dsc_1572.jpg?ssl=1 https://i0.wp.com/pinelms.files.wordpress.com...
by Spiker
Mon May 14, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My always evolving cabinet…
Replies: 20
Views: 1040

Re: My always evolving cabinet…

Thanks Philippe for that info. You know I always wondered about that cover too , It was on a Prussian officer helmet ,the third helmet I ever bought , and the guy I bought it from was obsessed with finding helmets who fought in the area here , maybe he helped that search a little , and he is known t...
by Spiker
Thu May 10, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: Hessian glory

:laughing6:
by Spiker
Thu May 10, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: Hessian glory

And this is a twenty six year volunteer Cuirassier helmet. :-"

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by Spiker
Wed May 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: Hessian glory

OK well ,here’s another “helmet”… a little shy but very sweet eh .. helmet … :wink: :wink: :wink:

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by Spiker
Wed May 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: Hessian glory

Thanks Tony,
It’s funny you should mention photography ,
I just finished a nice series of pictures of girls and helmets. (Two of my favorite subjects :wink: )

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by Spiker
Wed May 09, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Englisch monster
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Englisch monster

Very nice indeed =D>
by Spiker
Wed May 09, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: Hessian glory

Thanks for the kind reactions dear pickelhaube lovers. :happy3:
by Spiker
Tue May 08, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Hessian glory

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by Spiker
Tue May 08, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My always evolving cabinet…
Replies: 20
Views: 1040

Re: My always evolving cabinet…

Thanks Francis :)
by Spiker
Sat May 05, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My always evolving cabinet…
Replies: 20
Views: 1040

Re: My always evolving cabinet…

Unfortunately ,the trooper on the left does not allow anything to leave . [-X :D
by Spiker
Fri May 04, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 1202

Re: Barnfind

911car wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:57 am
Ed, is the XKE a real find?...
Looks like it .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVZXRGGit-A
by Spiker
Fri May 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Ciney find
Replies: 25
Views: 1682

Re: Ciney find

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:08 am
Perfect match in condition for your killer Kürassier officer.
You have a good memory sir :)
by Spiker
Fri May 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 1202

Re: Barnfind

LOL :D
by Spiker
Fri May 04, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My always evolving cabinet…
Replies: 20
Views: 1040

Re: My always evolving cabinet…

pickelhauben wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 7:59 am

Is that a real gray 92 ?
what is the point of collecting fake ? I would know it , and that just would'nt do. [-(
by Spiker
Fri May 04, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 1202

Re: Barnfind

:o Holly moly ! I would love to dig in that barn of yours Stuka !
by Spiker
Fri May 04, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My always evolving cabinet…
Replies: 20
Views: 1040

My always evolving cabinet…

(With this post , I’m trying out an other host of pictures .)

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by Spiker
Fri May 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 46
Views: 2340

Re: Reuss

Wonderful helmet Bruno, they don’t come any better than that. =D> =D> =D>
by Spiker
Fri May 04, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 1202

Re: Barnfind

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by Spiker
Thu May 03, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 1202

Re: Barnfind

aicusv wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:21 am
The vines look artificially aged to me
Those vines (ivy) are 100 % original , untouched and still in their original feldgrau ! :sad10:
by Spiker
Thu May 03, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 1202

Re: Barnfind

:D Yeah , every collectors dream , is to walk in to an abandoned barn and strike gold !

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by Spiker
Thu May 03, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 1202

Barnfind

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