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by Spiker
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A seasoned one
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: A seasoned one

Very nice find !!!
by Spiker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Baden EM
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: M15 Baden EM

Amybellars wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Wow, nice.

Another similar piece for sale? I don't mind getting one.
These miniatures went out of production many years ago, and even then very few were made.
They are actually harder to find then the real helmets.

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by Spiker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Baden EM
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: M15 Baden EM

Westfront wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Very nice i think one of my dogs will fit it :D
Sorry ,I can’t let your dog have it , my garden gnome has taken possession of it. :occasion5:
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by Spiker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Baden EM
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: M15 Baden EM

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:13 am
Now that is a cool piece, did you make it?

James
No , It was made by Mr. Eger , all the materials are true to the original.
by Spiker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Baden EM
Replies: 11
Views: 604

M15 Baden EM

Baden Artillery … size 27 :-"

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by Spiker
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 1741

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

Arran wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:38 pm
I don't believe its a true mold, which you would think would spread to the visors, no?
If it is mold … (but I’m just guessing)
I would sooner believe the opposite, there are two things mold likes, moist and darkness.
A lacquered surface does not hold moist. , untreated leader does.
by Spiker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 1741

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

The most mint helmets are one year voluntaries , I think when a helmet was never intensively kept shining , it became vulnerable for mold . If mold is left alone , it will ruin the surface .It's funny that those helmets are now the most wanted , after all ,the leader pickelhaube was always meant to ...
by Spiker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 1741

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

I have in my collection , a soldiers unused helmet that also turned dull like an old praline,
but I don’t know if that is the same thing that happened to the officer helmet above.

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by Spiker
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

And for the summer , one could ware this T-shirt .

https://dawnmonksillustrations.co.uk/pr ... s-t-shirt/
by Spiker
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 1620

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Yes Bruno ,And every now and then they come with star retainers 8)

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by Spiker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 1620

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Oh Ok Bruno , but are you sure 116 should bear flat chinscales ?
by Spiker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 1620

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

:-s Actually, it was the 117th who was awarded the black plume.

But for the love of God is it silver or brass ?
by Spiker
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 1413

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

Interesting contribution :thumb up:
by Spiker
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 1241

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Congratulations , you immediately bought a very nice one :thumb up: ,
and welcome to the club.
by Spiker
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 1620

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

I was under the impression that everything was brass. :???:
by Spiker
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 1620

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Looks good,cant’ see any red flags .
From 1895 on the foot troops were given this spine with vent.
The inside is typical for private purchase.
by Spiker
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hannover Reg. Nr 73
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Hannover Reg. Nr 73

Thanks gents ,

Brian , you do look pretty cool in a haube :)
by Spiker
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: SAXON PRESSED STEEL
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: SAXON PRESSED STEEL

:-k with holes like that ,any plate will fit .
by Spiker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hannover Reg. Nr 73
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Hannover Reg. Nr 73

Well spotted Lars , the front and back visors are super thin and hard , and indeed a leather substitute.
Don’t know why they are blackened , with a bright light on it , the 58 is clear to see , nothing else.
by Spiker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hannover Reg. Nr 73
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Hannover Reg. Nr 73

M 15 , Fusilier Regiment General Field Marshall Prince Albrecht of Prussia Nr 73 only one stamp in the back visor ; 58 (size) https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/dsc_8677.jpg https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/dsc_8678.jpg https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/dsc_8679.jpg htt...
by Spiker
Wed May 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 1223

Re: Brunswick

Khukri wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:10 am
No rehab for you!
I'm afraid not … :confused2:

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by Spiker
Tue May 21, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: IR 116, Regiment 116 Giessen
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: IR 116, Regiment 116 Giessen

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(not for sale)
by Spiker
Tue May 21, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: IR 116, Regiment 116 Giessen
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: IR 116, Regiment 116 Giessen

The one on the right is a IR 116

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by Spiker
Wed May 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: How to pack the Pickelhaben ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: How to pack the Pickelhaben ?

I think he got there by now kris :D
by Spiker
Mon May 13, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 1223

Re: Brunswick

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by Spiker
Sun May 12, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 1223

Re: Brunswick

Thanks Amy and thanks Philippe , interesting site. Close-ups of the other two skulls. The letters on the bandeaus are crisp and the background is filed with pebbles, but not so much on the M15. https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/dsc_8663.jpg https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/dsc_8...
by Spiker
Sun May 12, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

I sold it back in the days before everyone had a camera in their phone (other than Dick Tracy), in the mid 70's. I did have some photos of stuff but no idea what happened to them. Let see when I sold it the helmet would have been a little over 50 years old and that was about 50 years ago. So you so...
by Spiker
Sat May 11, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

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Dang - Spiker- that looks like the one I had. Can't recall if it was marked or not.
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Do you still have a picture ? should be easy to see with those marks on the visor.
by Spiker
Fri May 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 1223

Re: Brunswick

Thank you gents. :thumb up:

Philippe , where do I find that list of names ?
by Spiker
Fri May 10, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Garage Sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

Re: Garage Sale

Super haul , congrats !
:???: What are the odds to find this lot in a garage sale , in what part of the world is this street ?
by Spiker
Fri May 10, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 1223

Re: Brunswick

Thank you gents , needless to say I’m over the moon with this one ,

Yes Bruno , the liner is officer type and in mint condition.
by Spiker
Thu May 09, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

It takes just a few minutes to make metal look old , just heat it up with a flame and dump it in water , it will immediately turn to rust , oeps :oops: … hope I’m not giving some fakers new ideas …
by Spiker
Thu May 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 1223

Re: Brunswick

thanks James , yes Philippe ,the cockades are clipped between side posts and shell. No regimental marking , just a name... https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/braun.jpg https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/ir-92-off.jpg https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/5014324790_4cf51ce45e...
by Spiker
Thu May 09, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 1223

Brunswick

Model 1915 , IR 92, NCO helmet with matt frosted skull . The spike also detaches from the neck with a center screw to be able to use the buffalo plume. https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/001.jpg https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/002.jpg https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/...
by Spiker
Thu May 09, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

:-s
Here is the fake ball version. Just look at is Philippe .
They are regularly for sale by French e-bayers.

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by Spiker
Thu May 09, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Showing off
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Showing off

:thumb up:
by Spiker
Thu May 09, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

I guess the huge order for thousands of helmets in the waryear 1915 must have asked some creativity from the makers. For instance this helmet , also a Biberach like the one from Brian , it looks perfectly normal but actually it is a blackened felt dome. https://pinelms.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/11...
by Spiker
Wed May 08, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

this is a fake

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by Spiker
Wed May 08, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

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I have two non-removable spikes in my collection , never doubted them for a second.
It would be a lot easier to mount a spike of a bad shaped parts helmet ,then to make a new one.
by Spiker
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 1413

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

They use to cut down older higher helmets and adjust them to the new standard , so sometimes the wappen will not always leave a deep mark , nice find. :thumb up:
by Spiker
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Ventless rear spine M1915 model
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Ventless rear spine M1915 model

Auction results are not necessarily value related Amy . :-"
by Spiker
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 1232

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Philippe ; =D> =D> =D>
by Spiker
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: An Oldie but Goodie
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: An Oldie but Goodie

100% goodie !! :thumb up:
by Spiker
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 1232

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Cavalry has indeed rounded shin scales , however from 1914 on , all Bayern officers had rounded scales.

Hessen helmets are also an exception to this rule.
by Spiker
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 1232

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

:-k

They tell you it is an attic find , so that you will not ask questions about the wrong spike.
by Spiker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 17
Views: 1327

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

This is what it means James , I thought you knew … :-"

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by Spiker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Girls and pickelhaubes
Replies: 25
Views: 1304

Re: Girls and pickelhaubes

“ I like to try and figure things out. “

That’s what Einstein said … :thumb up:

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by Spiker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Busby
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: Busby

Not every auction house has excellent expertise on pickelhaubes ,it is often a place to dump the doubtful stuff.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/293038489759
by Spiker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Girls and pickelhaubes
Replies: 25
Views: 1304

Re: Girls and pickelhaubes

nice ! :thumb up: