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by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Please help
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Please help

Sorry, Cannot remember is name, I bought a bunch of kokarden from him, and Brian I think bought a wappen or two...

We both went back the next day to buy more and he was gone, only there one day...

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: Bavarian Officer Stein
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Bavarian Officer Stein

Well Brian I think I have your twin stein. I think you are missing the side post plug on both sides, mine is missing on one side, I suspect the scales in between got caught on things or where fragile, mine is broken off on the one side that still has the post. James https://photos.smugmug.com/Souvin...
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Some of my British helmets
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Re: Some of my British helmets

I do not collect these, but they sure look nice, thanks for sharing.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Two Kinder Bavarian pickelhaubes
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Two Kinder Bavarian pickelhaubes

Pretty basic in design, pressed carboard with wooden spikes. Both have painted rear spines. Slightly better detail on the silver wappen then the other one. Interesting, even back then they made mistakes and put Bavarian Kokarden on both side of one of them. Amazing these fragile pieces survived this...
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder Garde Busby's
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Kinder Garde Busby's

Just picked up another Kinder Busby for a Garde unit. Nice example with many cardboard parts, except the wappen which again is Highly Detailed. Cloth bag this time. James https://photos.smugmug.com/Kinder-Collection/i-DCcsLnz/0/61a73258/XL/DSC07065-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Kinder-Collection...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian felt
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Prussian felt

Great addition to your collection!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 19th(2nd Alsatian) Fortress Pioneer Battalion EM M95
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: 19th(2nd Alsatian) Fortress Pioneer Battalion EM M95

Agreed nice find and markings!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine Deckoffizier Schirmmutze
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Kaiserliche Marine Deckoffizier Schirmmutze

Great piece Tony!

I know we have all had to do it at some point, selling a piece we love, situations sometimes dictate it, however I have regretted almost everyone I have sold.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Thanks Enid
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Thanks Enid

Yea Brian dust of that Huge Canadian Wallet you have and buy something!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets

So how are the "hooks" secured to the helmet body? Bent over prongs and washer? Here is the pic of inside, they are held on with a single screw, sorry drawstrings are tied and tough to get great photo. https://photos.smugmug.com/Collection/i-GQcdNLG/0/dd6ed54c/XL/DSC07053-XL.jpg https://photos.smug...
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Thanks Enid
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Thanks Enid

sorry bud, mostly talks about how good looking I am.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Thanks Enid
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Thanks Enid

Brian who?????
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets

As we are mostly all home, some posts from the collection as Brian has requested. Here are a couple hard to find M1871-1887 helmets, Prussian and Baden. Prussian 25th Infantry Enlisted Man Model 1871-1887 conversion helmet. Heavy black lacquered leather body with brass trim. Firm stitching with exce...
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Thanks Enid
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Thanks Enid

Thanks to Peter's lovely wife Enid, Gus and myself are celebrities in this issue of Military Trader.

James

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by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 400

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Incredible helmets to say the least, I really like the last one!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Not German, but some of you might appriciate it.
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Not German, but some of you might appriciate it.

one of my favorite Machine guns!

Congrats!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 400

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

For those of you who are interested in learning more about Flugel Adjutant helmets let me point you to the chapter on "General Officer Helmets" in A Guide to Collecting The Headgear of the 1914 German Army The helmets for the GOs of all of the kingdoms and principalities along with their correspond...
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.

I know one of our members in particular, would kill to own this helmet but such was not meant to be at SOS 2020. :) My task is to smooth out the visors and add a bit of finish. The matching uberzug stuck to the shellac and created this problem. Yes, Brian I would love to have that helmet!! So cool,...
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver

Glad it worked out for you Alan, nice looking shako.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: I R 88 Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: I R 88 Photos

Here is mine with painted unit markings. James https://photos.smugmug.com/Collection/i-XHktBVR/0/3961cf08/L/helmets%25204%2520022-X2%20%282%29-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Collection/i-qCmWbgh/0/8a4474bd/L/helmets%204%20025-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Collection/i-JcVDqVj/0/d0623a44/L/helme...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Guard shako M.15
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Guard shako M.15

Very nice, Congrats!
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder GDK or GDC groups
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Kinder GDK or GDC groups

sorry to say, no makers marks in any of them

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder Tschapkas
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Kinder Tschapkas

Here are a couple examples of kinder Tschapkas, these are both cardboard types which is amazing that they survived this long. the one on the right is almost all cardboard including the scales Kokarden etc. The white cord on the right example is a replacement. the Raabatte on the left one is painted,...
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder Swords
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Kinder Swords

A couple members have mentioned they have Kinder swords, which is a whole other collecting field out there. As with other Kinder items the quality is all over the board. Below are 3 examples of mine showing on top the most basic, going to more deluxe as we go, again, it all depends on what the soldi...
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Ersatz Bing Bros.
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Ersatz Bing Bros.

Great example, and one I would hang onto as well, mine is not as nice as yours:)

cool Helmet

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 10th Hanoverian Pioneer Battalion
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: 10th Hanoverian Pioneer Battalion

Great helmet, thanks for sharing it.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder Garde Busby's
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Kinder Garde Busby's

For the next round of Kinder items, here are two different Kinder Garde Busby's. Again, the one has original thick heavy scales on it! Also, the slight difference in makers is cool. James https://photos.smugmug.com/Kinder-Collection/i-Kwng9Wk/0/0aa861f1/L/DSC07019-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Ki...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New member from Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: New member from Canada

Glad to have another member from the North, welcome

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder GDK or GDC groups
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Kinder GDK or GDC groups

Much more to come Brian!
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder GDK or GDC groups
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Kinder GDK or GDC groups

Brian was kind enough to start this section for me to show off my Kinder collection, and I am hoping others will jump in with any of theirs. I am starting of with Garde De Korps pieces that I have. One of the things that really amazes me on a lot of the kinder stuff is the level of quality that can ...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My Prussian Shako
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: My Prussian Shako

Glad it arrived in good shape!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled
Replies: 19
Views: 437

Re: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled

I think we are just seeing the beginning of cancellations, sad but get it.

Toilet paper was wiped out in my area as well yesterday, but stores had fully stocked shelves today, so all is good.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Baden M15.
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Baden M15.

Wonderful display! Some nice helmets.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !
Replies: 19
Views: 913

Re: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !

There are good and bad auctioneers all over, I have learned which ones in my area I do not even go to anymore. One local auction years ago had tons of Militaria, many Third Reich but hey if I get it for cheap, I can resell to fund the spikes. anyway, the whole day I was bidding on items, and just on...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can't Stay Logged In
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: Can't Stay Logged In

interesting, I am sure they will figure it out for you.

Just wanted to say it is not everyone, I have not had to relog in for over a year?

So it is not everyone.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet
Replies: 32
Views: 1708

Re: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet

Thought I would show examples of a few I have showing the different small wappen on the big wappen. James 1) Saxon https://photos.smugmug.com/Collection/i-tzb9shh/0/828c5561/L/DSC06912-L.jpg 2) Baden https://photos.smugmug.com/Collection/i-px8Lttf/0/cf26ffe3/L/DSC06911-L.jpg 3) Prussian https://phot...
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet
Replies: 32
Views: 1708

Re: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet

wow, that is so cool.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: My 2020 SOS purchases
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: My 2020 SOS purchases

Hello James ; Are you sure that all these small straps are for children ? One that you show has writing on the bottom I think it is a red strap J. B. 6 a lot of these small straps were stock used by the people who put them in frames for soldiers as they ended their service with a regiment and was a...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: 2020 Show-of-Shows: THANK YOU from the OVMS
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: 2020 Show-of-Shows: THANK YOU from the OVMS

Great show and Great people, and other then Gus being aloud in, all is good!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: My 2020 SOS purchases
Replies: 11
Views: 906

My 2020 SOS purchases

While patiently waiting for Brian to set up a Kinder section on the forum, I thought I would show all my main purchases from this years SOS, more better pictures to follow later. Picked up two outstanding Kinder uniforms at the show, that I easily could have sold a dozen times. Later on, had one on ...
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My First of 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: My First of 2020

That is so cool, congrats!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg EM M95.
Replies: 13
Views: 1194

Re: Württemberg EM M95.

Back home where it belongs!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My first Lobstertail
Replies: 22
Views: 3341

Re: My first Lobstertail

Looks good!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...

Very nice helmets guy's. Love the ersatz examples.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95.
Replies: 13
Views: 1452

Re: Prussian EM M95.

Nice marked helmet!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Videos of Museum Collections
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: Videos of Museum Collections

Chris- watched a couple so far, these are great, thanks for sharing.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 2 helmet, please opinion
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: 2 helmet, please opinion

First one is a Fire helmet, would have to look up for what city... $300 or so IMO

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Model 1871 Prussian Garde
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

Re: Model 1871 Prussian Garde

My poor baby, so many parts!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Loss of a Forum member, my brother
Replies: 27
Views: 4162

Re: Loss of a Forum member, my brother

Thanks Mike it is appreciated.

James