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by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 340

Re: SOS 2019

Alan- are those helmets for sale:)
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 340

Re: SOS 2019

Just stopped for the night, about 4 hours left to go in the morning.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 340

SOS 2019

Leaving bright and early in the morning for SOS which starts Thursday.

Will make sure Brian takes pictures for the forum.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Small Horde of Kokarden found in WW1 Doughboy Trunk after 100 Years
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Small Horde of Kokarden found in WW1 Doughboy Trunk after 100 Years

Unbelievable after all these years, what a score Alan! Good for you

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Public Display
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Public Display

Very nice display!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Any idea on regiment please guyz ?
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Any idea on regiment please guyz ?

Railway or Imperial Auto Corps??

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa
Replies: 24
Views: 330

Re: Named Officer Helmet From Indiana

Alan- great helmet, when did you move to Indiana... Just kidding.

Se you soon

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Nr 5 Garde Regiment zu Fuss NCO
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Nr 5 Garde Regiment zu Fuss NCO

my apologies, just goes to show, should not believe what you read all the time.
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Nr 5 Garde Regiment zu Fuss NCO
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Nr 5 Garde Regiment zu Fuss NCO

Helmet is not marked and it could be pioneer or eisenbahn which means it's silver stars. Based on the features, it's either G reg z fuss 1 or 5 and reg 1 has fluted trichter so mine would be a 5. I am looking at the book by turinetti, his pic of the reg 5 looks more like brass stars. Regards I was ...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Nr 5 Garde Regiment zu Fuss NCO
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Nr 5 Garde Regiment zu Fuss NCO

Amy- are you sure it is for the 5th? is it marked? Other Garde Zu Fuss regiments would have Brass stars and chinscales. Just not the 5th.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Nr 5 Garde Regiment zu Fuss NCO
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Nr 5 Garde Regiment zu Fuss NCO

Nope have to disagree Brian, I have the luxury of being home with books:)

Silver stars!! Brass scales are the only non silver metal parts on this helmet.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019 Update
Replies: 26
Views: 884

Re: SOS 2019 Update

Joe- yes Wednesday night is set up, Thursday morning is when we all get in.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019 Update
Replies: 26
Views: 884

Re: SOS 2019 Update

Shorts it is!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: PB 2 From Minnesota
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: PB 2 From Minnesota

Great job Brian, looking forward to getting it back and put together

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Older Saxon Shako
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Older Saxon Shako

Just picked up this guy, not mint by any means, holes, moth nips etc. but price was a bargain, and love older helmets etc. Thanks to Tony for help on proper ID! "pre-1909 Tschako (no horn on the Wappen) for Kgl. Sächs. Schützen (Füsilier)-Regt. Prinz Georg Nr.108 (Dresden) XII Armee Korps." "This is...
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 304

Re: North American weather

One of the fun things that came out of the cold, was I got to show my kids how you can through a pan of boiling water in the air outside, and it will instantly freeze, and it worked!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 304

Re: North American weather

Thanks, the worst is about over, we got down to -32 degrees F with -60 below windchill, coldest I remember since being a kid, when these type of temps where more normal.


James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019 Update
Replies: 26
Views: 884

Re: SOS 2019 Update

Nice article, thanks for sharing Peter!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Gun show find last summer: nice field cover with helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Gun show find last summer: nice field cover with helmet

Alan- remember you telling me about this helmet and cover, super nice!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 678

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

Awesome find, love the cover

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Generals come out to play
Replies: 17
Views: 288

Re: Generals come out to play

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:58 am
Some General's shoulder boards would look brilliant displayed with those.
Thanks guys for all the nice comments!

Tony- I agree, however, I really do not know much at all about shoulder boards :-?

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Generals come out to play
Replies: 17
Views: 288

Generals come out to play

Have not taken pictures of these for awhile, thought I would share.

James

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by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Pickelhaube ersatz
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Pickelhaube ersatz

Agreed, hard to find helmet, would hate to screw it up

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: BADEN LANDWEHR SHAKO
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: BADEN LANDWEHR SHAKO

Nice Find Amy, hard to find Shako

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha M15 enlisted helmet
Replies: 25
Views: 564

Re: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha M15 enlisted helmet

Been waiting to see these pictures, What a stunning helmet, way to go Alan.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 754

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

Larry is a good guy and honest dealer as well as a member of this forum!

I have never heard of or seen a JZP marked Kurassier either, but who knows...


James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 754

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

Nice find, this is a rather hard to find helmet, that is still on my hit list. John is right on and mentioned a couple references that talk a little about this type of helmet. There is one more reference that shows numerous pictures of this type and a little text about it. Page 328 of "The German Ar...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon M15 Pickelhaube Unit Marked to 12th Pioneer Batallion
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Saxon M15 Pickelhaube Unit Marked to 12th Pioneer Batallion

without even seeing the helmet, I know exactly which one it is, you literally must have beat me by a second or two on Ebay, one second buy it now, then I click and it is already sold.

Great helmet Alan, glad you got it.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: "My American Cousin"
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: "My American Cousin"

I was hoping you got it, what a great helmet, congrats!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: My Christmas gift from my brother
Replies: 5
Views: 120

My Christmas gift from my brother

such a nice brother, thanks Paul!

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by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Merry Christmas and a happy new year
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Merry Christmas and a happy new year

Same for you!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Mini Brass Haube
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Mini Brass Haube

Great find, looks good in any display I am sure

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: U.S. Pickelhaube
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: U.S. Pickelhaube

this is a helmet I truly would have loved to have in collection, just not the right time for funds. I am sure it went to a good home.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spiked Helmet Garde
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Spiked Helmet Garde

yes and no, the Semper Talis bandeau went into effect via AKO in 1889, so if helmet was before then..


James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spiked Helmet Garde
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Spiked Helmet Garde

Have to disagree IMO, and I may not be correct. But I have always read and been told that the 5th Garde and Garde Fusiler did not have removable spikes on OR helmets, where as 1st Garde Zu Fuss did have a removable spike for trichter…. Just my thoughts, either way it is a great find, and I also woul...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spiked Helmet Garde
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Spiked Helmet Garde

Does the spike unscrew?

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas

Wow, impressive! Love the felt ones!

james
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: OR's Kokarden
Replies: 47
Views: 20352

Re: OR's Kokarden

Great stuff John, Will try to add to it as I can.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:47 pm
J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:50 pm
/ Nice Tony, can hardly wait to see the new man cave or caves! /
Looking forward to your visit!
I know, need to make it happen sometime!

Nice to know I am still welcome!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton

Nice Tony, can hardly wait to see the new man cave or caves!

Good luck on the move.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Aussie Digger Hat and WW1 Tea Tin
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Aussie Digger Hat and WW1 Tea Tin

Love the tins!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Baden Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 1489

Re: Baden Anyone?

Crazy Nice, something to be proud of for sure!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Ludwig II Pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Ludwig II Pipe

Well done John, as stated above, I love the way you display them too.

Nice!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Off Paymaster For Sale SOLD !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Off Paymaster For Sale

A better then fair price!

Congrats to whomever got it.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019 Update
Replies: 26
Views: 884

Re: SOS 2019 Update

in a Nutshell people protesting Third Reich items etc. There was a big Gun Show at the venue a week or so ago, and some dealers had some Nazi stuff and KKK on their tables, and somebody posted pictures on social media and it went from there.. Now famous athletes etc. protesting check out this link h...
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019 Update
Replies: 26
Views: 884

Re: SOS 2019 Update

it will be interesting, I like you Peter have money invested that I cannot get back such as Non refundable/ Non changeable flights for my Wife and son etc. Will be an interesting week or so after their emergency meeting, I saw one of the board members of the Kentucky Expo center on CNN say he will m...
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Gus and Maggie visit
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: Gus and Maggie visit

Somewhere around 80 I think :D
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: White Württemberg PB13
Replies: 20
Views: 587

Re: White Württemberg PB13

Great job and super nice helmet.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What does the marking stand for?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: What does the marking stand for?

I cannot see a pic?

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Gus and Maggie visit
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: Gus and Maggie visit

pickelhauben wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:07 am
Gus in that Viking boat is comical.

In the first pic , what is that thing ?

A lance with hand garde ?
Actually it is a M1913 (Patton) sword U.S.

James