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by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube

Alan- the helmet came out great! Love those scales :D

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Reserve Artillery-Officer

Nice! Great Gilding!

Good for you

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Parade Helmets for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Parade Helmets for Sale

PM sent
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT

Well done Amy, love the chemically darkened wappen and spike.

Nice helmet.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109

Great helmet again! I Love the Big Baden kokarden, just think they look so cool.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Bada, Bada, Baden Dragoon!
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Bada, Bada, Baden Dragoon!

Great grouping, but that helmet is stunning!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 743

Re: Problems posting pictures?

let's just be patient guy's, Brian is travelling down from Canada to Florida for the winter, I am sure when he gets settled he will get this figured out. I have never used the website for posting photo's so not sure what the problem is, but sure it can get fixed. I know not all want to do this, but ...
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

You too Amy! Happy New year everyone!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: An opportunity to share the knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: An opportunity to share the knowledge

Good to see you post Joe, been to long, you should check us out more often.

Just joined your Facebook group, it is a very cool group.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet
Replies: 32
Views: 1817

Re: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet

this is a great thread, I am learning a lot here

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Livgardet Swedish Pickelhaube?
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Livgardet Swedish Pickelhaube?

Nice Swedish Pickelhaube, have had a few over the years. Not sure on the date, but many of these were German made.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection

Thanks again guy's, will always keep this one!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 2. Hannoversches Ulanen-Regt. Nr. 14 Officer
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: 2. Hannoversches Ulanen-Regt. Nr. 14 Officer

Wow John, what a great grouping, that Tschapka is to kill for

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics
Replies: 78
Views: 42039

Re: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics

I also have a Hessian M15 with round base, totally legit!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Sea Battalions
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Sea Battalions

Thanks Everyone, and Yes Peter you are correct, a group I shared with Paul, so a special memory.

Will post more of this Man's stuff soon.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection
Replies: 14
Views: 696

My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection

Still going through my late brothers stuff, adding some helmets to my collection where needed. This was always one of the pieces I loved the most that he had. Nice Ersatz Shako with chemically darkened wappen and original Uberzug with "3" on it. Interesting brown chinstrap as well. thanks James http...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Sea Battalions
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Sea Battalions

There where a few pieces I collected together with my late Brother, one piece was a Officer Sea Battalion Shako he had, shown together with a NCO Sea Battalion Shako I picked up later. Rounding out the group is a 1872 Navy Applicants dagger, Imperial Navy officer sword(Ivory Grip) and officer belt b...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: New helmet

Thanks Amy, appreciate the help!!!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 from Lubeck.
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: M15 from Lubeck.

wow, nice find with markings.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet

Just checked thru my lor of bavarian and found one similar but without marking. James and Bruno, do you guys see the wing nuts securing the wappen? Amy- nice helmet, my helmet above does not have wing nuts, However, wing nuts are seen on Bavarian helmets of this period, I have another one that does...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet

Thanks everyone, I appreciate it.

Bruno, those are both great helmets as well, congrats!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Infantry Regt. Konig Wilhelm I (6. Wurtt) Nr. 124
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Infantry Regt. Konig Wilhelm I (6. Wurtt) Nr. 124

Very nice grouping John, way to go.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.

Very nice find with some nice markings, good job!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Bavarian M97 3rd Infantry OR helmet

Nice condition! M97 with 1895 stamps? Has the helmet been converted? Must admit I don't really like the look of the stamps,but I'm only used to Prussian stamps so Bavaria will most likely be different; the rest of the helmet looks great! Sorry about that a typing error I fixed, it is a M87 so the 1...
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet

This is now one of my favorite helmets, just picked up from a good friend. Bavarian M87-92 OR helmet with flat scales on M92 side posts. Has two original markings that are fantastic, and in the back of the helmet in large letters/numbers. Marked 3 J.R. 1895 and 5C. 1895. 2B James https://photos.smug...
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 32 Reich Kokarden
Replies: 10
Views: 300

32 Reich Kokarden

Those that know me well, know I have a thing for collecting Kokarden, So I had to have these. Paid more then I should, but again, had to have them. 32 Original Reich kokarden packed 8 to a pack(two rows of four) with original wrapping papers. First time I have seen them like this, have seen packs of...
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My (all original) German Collection
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: My (all original) German Collection

Well you are on your way to a fine collection! I always tell people collecting this stuff is like potato chips, you cannot have just one!

Way to go

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Oldenburg Kokarde Question
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Oldenburg Kokarde Question

I like it, would like to see the back, but IMO I think it is good.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General

Great job again Brian!
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Officer helmet Wartime Pioneer
Replies: 15
Views: 718

Re: Officer helmet Wartime Pioneer

I have actually called Brian other stuff as well!
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: another tschapka (with photo's)
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: another tschapka (with photo's)

Michiel- nice looking piece, I have attached a picture of what the correct Prussian Generals Spitz should look like, fluted, but the key is how it sits on top of the base and does not overlap it. I will keep my eyes open for you for a loose one, but that is going to be a tough one to find. James htt...
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KR2 officer helmet. Early model
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: KR2 officer helmet. Early model

Wow what a transformation!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kaiserhelmets offline
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Kaiserhelmets offline

No idea, Der Reittmeister sells Jim's books as well.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 705

New helmet

This one just came to me today, outside is typical M95 Prussian uncleaned and unmessed with. Inside is well marked 6 THIR95 for Thüringen Infantry Regiment 95 Now I know it does not have the Thüringen wappen or Kokarden, I believe this helmet to be unmessed with IMO, and those of us that have been c...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Tschapka UR13 (test)
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Tschapka UR13 (test)

That is a fine looking piece, welcome to the forum!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian police helmet (arrived)
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Bavarian police helmet (arrived)

Nice looking helmet, congrats!
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Spanish Navy Sun Hats
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Spanish Navy Sun Hats

cool, never seen one before, congrats Peter.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Officer silk liners
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Officer silk liners

I am in need of a couple Officer silk liners, originals.

Any color will work.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 4132

Re: JR 119 & 126

Brian- you continue to amaze, will have some work for you when you get state side

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Unknown Knot
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Unknown Knot

Sorry, never seen one like that before...
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: BRASS STUDS
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: BRASS STUDS

the shape of the prongs, never seen then narrow down to a point before, just my opinion.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: BRASS STUDS
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: BRASS STUDS

I would say Repo IMO

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for a pair of M91 Flat Infantry Silver Chinscales
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Looking for a pair of M91 Flat Infantry Silver Chinscales

Probably the toughest set of scales to find, I have been lucky to find 1 loose set in 20 plus years.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Lauenburgisches Jager Battalion No 9 - Officer
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Lauenburgisches Jager Battalion No 9 - Officer

wow, nice grouping!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian police helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Bavarian police helmet

Personally I like these, but I am into Bavarian helmets. You got a good deal and with time can find a wappen to replace the broken one.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A seasoned one
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: A seasoned one

Very, Very nice, well done Bruno!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens
Replies: 22
Views: 1741

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens

Nice job Tony, I am always impressed with your ideas and follow through!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 Bavarian
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: M1915 Bavarian

Very Nice find!

James