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by Lars13
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

My internet browser always recognizes the village I live in by my IP address, so pretty specific on location. And I doubt the spammers are from my village 8-) so I don't know why my IP address shows up as a spammers IP address.
Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Hi Joel,
Your clean-up seems to have worked, no more issues 😀
Thanks and regards,
Lars
by Lars13
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Thanks Brian :)
by Lars13
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

After 2 weeks where everything functioned as it should, unfortunately my cell phone again marks me as banned, but I'm still able to log in through my laptop; is it possible to clean the ban list again?

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hoch die Leib Husaren!
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: Hoch die Leib Husaren!

Stunning Tony, congratulations
by Lars13
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Salvage
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Salvage

Very nice result =D> congratulations!
by Lars13
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sachsen Landwehr-Infanterie-Brigade Nr. 63 (Dresden) XII Armee Korps
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: Sachsen Landwehr-Infanterie-Brigade Nr. 63 (Dresden) XII Armee Korps

Hi Tony, Weitze has the OR version of such a Landwehr Wappen https://www.weitze.net/militaria/68/Koenigreich_Sachsen_Helmemblem_fuer_die_Pickelhaube_Mannschaften_der_Landwehr_Infanterie__387268.html . Notice how the cross wasn't supposed to be shiny as the inside is "ribbed", and on Weitze...
by Lars13
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Hi Joel,
Hope I'm not writing too soon, but that seems to have done the trick: no need to log in again on either cell or laptop, that hasn't happened for many months :D
It makes it so much nicer to browse the forum now; thanks for your help =D>
Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Thanks Joel,
It has been frustratingly difficult lately to log in, let alone post anything. It would be very nice if this issue would disappear :D
Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Re-Enactment Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: Re-Enactment Photos

I'm not interested in re-enacting, and I'm not sure it belongs on a pickelhaube forum. On the other hand, no problem to not read the posts I'm not interested in :D
by Lars13
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Unfortunately no improvement, on my mobile I can hardly ever log on anymore, I only manage on my computer. And it has already happened that I'm kicked out again while writing a reply, which makes posting frustrating business. Regards, Lars PS: in fact, it happened just now while trying to post this ...
by Lars13
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German Shoulder Strap No. 53
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: German Shoulder Strap No. 53

Hi Tony, I see your point, quite some variance (and very nice collection =D> ). I've also seen that the hellblau of the infantry is typically a more intense shade of blue than the hellblau of e.g. Train. However I think that the piping on my shoulder strap doesn't look like a darker shade of hellbla...
by Lars13
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian helm Mod. 1887
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Prussian helm Mod. 1887

Very nice, congratulations
by Lars13
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German Shoulder Strap No. 53
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: German Shoulder Strap No. 53

Thanks Tony, As I date this shoulder strap as from before Sept. 1915 due to the original construction with a tab and the 5.5 cm width (but please correct me if I'm wrong), I expect the piping colour to reflect the Army Corps where the unit was raised, or the army branch it belonged to, as per the 19...
by Lars13
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German Shoulder Strap No. 53
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: German Shoulder Strap No. 53

Thanks Steve, The German forum suggested Train-Kolonne or Reserve Sanitäts Kompagnie, both of 53.Res.Div. The fact that the strap used to have a tab indicates to me that is was made before tabs were abolished in Sept. 1915, and as Train used to have "hellblau" too until Sept. 1915 when the...
by Lars13
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German Shoulder Strap No. 53
Replies: 6
Views: 351

German Shoulder Strap No. 53

Hello, I've posted this shoulder strap on a German forum a long time ago, but never found a conclusive answer. I bought it hoping it would be for L.I.R. or R.I.R. 53, with "hellblau" piping. However when I received the shoulder strap it was clear that the piping was "dunkelblau"....
by Lars13
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brass visor trim on field grey Bavarian artillery
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Brass visor trim on field grey Bavarian artillery

Hi, I wouldn't touch it, might well be that when they assembled the helmet they had some brass visor trims left over, so they painted it to make it field grey. I know that as an interim measure brass belt buckles were also painted with field-grey paint to make them less visible. I have a field-grey ...
by Lars13
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube M15
Replies: 25
Views: 1269

Re: Pickelhaube M15

I've only taken the helmets where I'm pretty convinced that the standard Prussian Wappen is original to the helmet. Measured with a tape along the Wappen from the cross on the head to the tail feathers, +/- 1 mm measuring inaccuracy :D : Year - Maker - Size - Wappen - Height 1896 - Unknown - 56 - 11...
by Lars13
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Wappen of the Imperial Duchies
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: Wappen of the Imperial Duchies

Very impressive Brian,

I only have Prussian EM Pickelhauben so my Wappen collection is very boring :D

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube M15
Replies: 25
Views: 1269

Re: Pickelhaube M15

Hi Brian, According to the 1903 Bekleidungsordnung (page 95) the Wappen for a certain branch only has one size, for all sizes of Pickelhaube with that Wappen the bottom of the Wappen should align with the top of the front visor, and the top of the Wappen will have a varying distance to the base of t...
by Lars13
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube M15
Replies: 25
Views: 1269

Re: Pickelhaube M15

Welcome to the forum Marc! Can you post a picture of the inside of the rear visor? That's where regimental / army corps stamps are most often located. Or are there any stamps in other places on the helmet? Without any stamps it is not possible to determine which plate should be on the helmet as all ...
by Lars13
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: ATLAS des Deutschen Reichsheeres, etc, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: ATLAS des Deutschen Reichsheeres, etc, etc

I was lucky enough to find a very high quality scan from this book on the internet (+/- 30 Mb) of VII. A.K., the army corps of my interest. I'm very happy with the scan, as it allows me to see more detail than an on actual print, and makes it easy to copy/paste (parts of) the picture :D Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Same here, logging in through home PC only, and private mobile phone, some days no problem, other days almost impossible to log in (after being banned I always need to log back in).

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Today a bit more difficult to log in; got “banned” twice right after logging in ☹️

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

It has happened several times now, but waiting a couple of minutes and then refreshing the page has fixed it so far 😀
by Lars13
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Thanks 😀
by Lars13
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Weird, I refreshed my page again and I got the normal login page: banned no more :-"
by Lars13
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4385

Permanently banned - what did I do?

Hi, When I tried to log on from my laptop today I only got the entry page with the statement: “You have been permanently banned from this board”. My contributions haven’t been that bad? 😀 Luckily my phone hasn’t been banned yet so I can post this. What can I do to fix this? It’s ok to read posts on ...
by Lars13
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kokarden evaluation
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Kokarden evaluation

I agree with James

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 17
Views: 1900

Re: Helmet marking

Great helmets, shoulder strap and stein!
by Lars13
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Grabenpanzer
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Grabenpanzer

Beautiful!
by Lars13
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian M95 - JR74
Replies: 16
Views: 1868

Re: Prussian M95 - JR74

I doubt that helmets were sent "back" to the Bekleidungs-Ämter, as up to somewhere between 1899 and 1904 the Bekleidungs-Ämter were not involved in purchasing / providing helmets (from "Dienstanweisung für die Bekleidungsämter" 1897 resp. 1904), rather the regiments would have to...
by Lars13
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reserve Prices are Such a Waste of Time
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Reserve Prices are Such a Waste of Time

Fully agree; if you have a minimum that you want to receive for your item, then use that as the starting price
by Lars13
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 19
Views: 1880

Re: Helmet marking

Hi Amy, There were only three R.B.A.: XVIII (also marked as "18"), XX and XXI (which I have never seen marked as "20" or "21", but that doesn't mean they don't exist). Looking at your stamp I can clearly read "R.B.A.", and the number behind seems to start with...
by Lars13
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Salty M15 Baden JR 111
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: Salty M15 Baden JR 111

Hi Luke,
Nice helmet, and interesting to see that IR 111 continued their pre-war practice of using white paint for their unit marking.
Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Police Pickelhaube
Replies: 26
Views: 1339

Re: Bavarian Police Pickelhaube

Hi Peter,

I read:
Michael (Michiel?) Wegenmann
Stations Kommandant
Station: Wörishofen
Brigade: Mindelheim
K*pf***ß: 55 1/2 c/m

Ties in really well with the Bavarian Wappen.

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 27
Views: 3827

Re: Death of a Forum Member

A great loss to our forum; my condolences to his family
by Lars13
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Holster markings
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Holster markings

Hello, AWM stands for Artillerie-Werkstatt München, an army-workshop that made and repaired equipment related to arms, the "16" for the workshop number or inspector, and "12" for 1912. This fits really well with the unit stamp from 1912. As this is before the First World War, the...
by Lars13
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: 1916 Pattern Stalhelm
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: 1916 Pattern Stalhelm

Hi Steve, Very nice helmet, lots of colour left. I don't think all the helmets (couple of million) in the German army were camouflaged after Ludendorf's order on 7.7.1918, so I don't think it has to be a captured helmet. My M18 Stahlhelm has an "Abnahme-Kommando" stamp (acceptance stamp), ...
by Lars13
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 3678

Re: Württemberg Pickelhaube

Hi Amy, I have to disagree your somewhat harsh words for PG: such are the rules on eBay, the seller offers a 14 day return policy so canceling the buy is just part of that return policy, no harm done. In return, I will typically bid higher on an item from a professional seller, as I know I can retur...
by Lars13
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Imperial German Cavalry weapons of the 1890's
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Imperial German Cavalry weapons of the 1890's

You have a great collection; thank you for posting!
by Lars13
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Hi Peter,

I didn’t know that. Your original title is clearly the one I would have clicked on, not the “sensational” edited one 😉

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Sat May 23, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Hi Peter,

interesting piece, but I have to agree that the title is "misleading": fact is that Hitler lost WW II, that he could have won is supposition, even if based on facts. No reason to ban it on FB though :)

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Wed May 13, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Baden Private Purchase
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

Re: Baden Private Purchase

Very nicely done, congratulations; you’ve restored the helmet without taking away the patina and its original look
by Lars13
Thu May 07, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: 1910 Model Prussian or Saxon Krätzchen ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: 1910 Model Prussian or Saxon Krätzchen ??

There is some rust staining behind the Prussian Kokarde, but the Kokarde seems to be less rusty than the Reichs-Kokarde above. Is the back of the Prussian Kokarde rusty? If not, it might have been replaced at some later date
by Lars13
Thu May 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hussar Busby of 5th hussar regiment?
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Hussar Busby of 5th hussar regiment?

Congratulations, I would be very pleased if I would have bought it. For me, condition is important, but also regimental stamps, traceability and provenance. I would certainly pay more for a helmet that has been picked up after a battle (real provenance as shown here on the forum, not dealer write-up...
by Lars13
Sat May 02, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Pickelhauben and Covid-19
Replies: 26
Views: 4473

Re: Pickelhauben and Covid-19

Hi everybody, I presume this topic is more relevant to those that have invested a (small) fortune in their collection, than collectors like me whose collections are only worth a couple of thousands. But for me it is the pleasure of searching for the items, the actual bidding process, researching the...
by Lars13
Fri May 01, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how to... display question
Replies: 21
Views: 4469

Re: how to... display question

Very nice, and much better than the initial version :D

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