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by Lars13
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards
Replies: 7
Views: 113

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: 7
Views: 113

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: 11
Views: 352

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: 231

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: 687

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: 25
Views: 1179

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: 2430

Re: how to... display question

Very nice, and much better than the initial version :D
by Lars13
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Ersatz black tin helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 1023

Re: Ersatz black tin helmet

Congratulations! Good condition and very nice cover too.

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Please help
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Please help

Are those Wappen original? I assume so if Brian bought one, but they look new with dull grey paint (the grey Wappen I have that I'm sure of have a slight gloss to them). I'm asking because I have a new-looking Wappen with dull grey paint myself, and have always thought it is a repro.

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Prussian guard M15
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Prussian guard M15

Hi Will, That is a very nice piece of history you have there, but to be honest I think the belt supports are the least of your restoring challenges. Very unlikely that the upper breast pockets would have been added during the war, although not impossible if worn by an officer, and the lower pocket f...
by Lars13
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian M15
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Prussian M15

Hi USN,
Is that leather or some Ersatz material? I read "B.A. VIII", 1916 and "F" on the Hinterschirm; "F" possibly for Felddienstbrauchbar, fit for use in the field.
Regards,
Lars
by Lars13
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian M95
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: Prussian M95

Congratulations! The only thing I can read is inside the skull: "B.A. V" with 1915? below. Bekleidungs-Amt V. Armee-Korps, clothing department for the 5th Army Corps.
by Lars13
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 2871

Re: My restoration of a torned Chin Scale

Wow Sandy,
Very nicely done 👍
Congratulations with the result.
Lars
by Lars13
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?

Hi John,
Very nice sets. I don’t aim for sets myself, but I like the idea 😀
Regards,
Lars
by Lars13
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French képi for a dragon of the 9th reg. 1914
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: French képi for a dragon of the 9th reg. 1914

Congratulations, very nice
by Lars13
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Infantry Regt. Prinz Freidrich der Niederlande (2. Westfaliches) Nr. 15 Unteroffizier
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Infantry Regt. Prinz Freidrich der Niederlande (2. Westfaliches) Nr. 15 NCO

Thanks for the link John, Yes, Tony's site is excellent. I asked because I have a helmet marked "Unteroffizier Pagel" in the neck guard to indicate its owner, not stamped though, but written. Seems logical that the NCOs used the same helmet for years, and would therefor mark their helmets. Regards, ...
by Lars13
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Infantry Regt. Prinz Freidrich der Niederlande (2. Westfaliches) Nr. 15 Unteroffizier
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Infantry Regt. Prinz Freidrich der Niederlande (2. Westfaliches) Nr. 15 NCO

Hi John,
Nice grouping! Is the helmet stamped in any special way to indicate NCO usage?
Regards,
Lars
by Lars13
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube with name tag?
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: Pickelhaube with name tag?

Hi, 4. E / L.I.R 26 would mean 4th company, Ersatz bataillon Landwehr Infanterie Regiment, however the way of writing with a slash is more typical for post WW 1, as is the font used, so I don’t consider the label to be from the First World War ; at the same time B.A. IV seems the correct army corps,...
by Lars13
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Yes it Does Have Extra Holes Behind The Plate
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Yes it Does Have Extra Holes Behind The Plate

Hi, I haven't seen this sort of double holes before, only where the old holes have been closed up professionally and new holes made. The pair of holes with the smallest distance in between looks oldest, the other pair made later and not very professionally either. The FAR 10 stamp looks wrong (fake)...
by Lars13
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 32 Reich Kokarden
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

Re: 32 Reich Kokarden

Very nice, thanks for showing
by Lars13
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 2563

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!
by Lars13
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.
Replies: 18
Views: 2653

Re: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.

Nice markings! Congratulations
by Lars13
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Iron Cross 2nd Class
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Iron Cross 2nd Class

Hi Schiavona13,

How can you tell the ribbon isn't original? I also have a EK II but no idea if the ribbon is original.

Best regards,

Lars
by Lars13
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A seasoned one
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re: A seasoned one

Congratulations, very nice!
by Lars13
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very neat little M15
Replies: 10
Views: 1419

Re: Very neat little M15

Congratulations, very nice condition
by Lars13
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: BRASS ARTILLERY HELMET
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: BRASS ARTILLERY HELMET

Hi Amy, When selling German helmets is his business he should know what they should look like and know how any changes can impact their value, so from my POV not describing the item accurately is an intention to deceive. When I buy from a private person on eBay I know the item might have hidden issu...
by Lars13
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 9031

Re: JR 119 & 126

Very interesting Brian; looking forward to the next post 😀
Best regards, Lars
by Lars13
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon cockade question
Replies: 8
Views: 1689

Re: Saxon cockade question

Hi,
I'm no expert on Saxon cockades, but both look good to me.
Best regards, Lars
by Lars13
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Query re. Army Corps BA X and IR73
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Query re. Army Corps BA X and IR73

Hi Alex, Yes, F.R. 73 was part of X. A.K., however the helmet has a few things that I don't like: 1. The double "BA X" stamp; haven't seen that before 2. The helmet seems to have a seam in the back of the skull, like much older models of pickelhaube (at least before 1895); it could of course be an o...
by Lars13
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings
Replies: 64
Views: 47617

Re: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings

Hi Joe,
Ausbildung, translates roughly as "training"
Best regards,
Lars
by Lars13
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hannover Reg. Nr 73
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: Hannover Reg. Nr 73

Nice helmet; looking at the thinness of the rear visor (and the front visor too?) I think it is made of Vulkanfiber or a similar leather substitute
by Lars13
Mon May 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Fishing Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 2589

Re: Fishing Private Message

Thanks guys,

Much appreciated!

Best regards,

Lars
by Lars13
Sat May 25, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Fishing Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 2589

Fishing Private Message

Hi All,

I received a private message with a link to who knows what from a member that doesn't have any posts. As far as I can see, it's a fishing link or worse.

Best regards,

Lars

A picture of the message:
Fishing Message.JPG
by Lars13
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Ventless rear spine M1915 model
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Ventless rear spine M1915 model

Hi,

Just checked my only M15 Artillery helmet, by Wilhelm Becker, Elberfeld, 1916, and saw it has a ventless rear spine. Never knew that was special. Stamped B.A. VII, FAR 58.

Have a good weekend, Lars
by Lars13
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Chinstrap and markings
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Chinstrap and markings

I think it's nice when replicators mark their products accordingly, making it more difficult to be sold as originals. Apart from that: metal on a 1916 chinstrap should have been iron, not brass; shape of eyelets incorrect; sliders look crude and too sharp compared to brass originals Thanks for showi...
by Lars13
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Thanks everybody,
I've put up all the info I had available, read all the feedback, and in the end followed my gut feeling. That doesn't mean I'm correct :wink:
But it is very nice to be able to discuss an item on such a knowledgeable forum.
Best regards,
Lars
by Lars13
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

However, even though I have found no error in construction, material used, stamps, etc., I don't get a good feeling about the cap. Combined with the recent emergence of Krätzchen in similar condition, but all with different maker and Bekleidungs Amt stamps, which I cannot readily explain, I have dec...
by Lars13
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Also did the blacklight test, comparing against a field grey and a pre-war blue Schirmmütze. Nothing glowed, the red of the Krätzchen looked just as black as the field grey Schirmmütze, and was darker than the red of the pre-war blue Schirmmütze. Below the comparison with the field grey Schirmmütze....
by Lars13
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Thanks John, that's really good info. The wool looks very similar to the (what I think to be original) shoulder straps. I will repeat the black-light test together with an other ranks Schirmmütze, so I can compare any glow; the red just looked dark under the black-light yesterday, but maybe I'll see...
by Lars13
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Nothing lit up under black-light, but so far I haven't managed to get a good feeling
by Lars13
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

And finally, the Kokarden look different than any I've seen before, both Reich and Preussen are very glossy with a lot of lacquer being used; I've seen the same type Kokarden on other Krätzchen from these newly emerging mint examples for sale right now
Kokarden_Crop.jpg
More to follow
by Lars13
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

The red band is a darker red than the orange-red from my other ranks Schirmmütze
Besatz_Crop.jpg
by Lars13
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

The first pictures, some comparisons:

The field grey fabric looks ok, and feels stiff enough
DSC02702_Crop.jpg
by Lars13
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Krätzchen arrived today; I will post the first pictures later. Not easy to decide if ok or not. First impression is good, although it looks new, and the red is not the orangy-red I'm used to from the other ranks Schirm-mützen. I would like to ask for your help on the construction: the liner is only ...
by Lars13
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

I did a little search on the internet and have found quite some mint Krätzchen sold recently, and at least some of them attributed to the 1970's "hoard". A German dealer shows a similar mint Krätzchen as it was found in a stack https://schlender-antik.com/produkt/kraetzchen-feldgrau-bekleidungsamt-x...
by Lars13
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Spam Issue
Replies: 16
Views: 2742

Re: Spam Issue

Thanks Joel!
by Lars13
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Thanks for the positive feedback; I was worried it would be more in the line of: "that's a known repro" or something similar.

I will of course post pictures and black-light result once I have the Krätzchen in my possession.

Best regards,

Lars
by Lars13
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Hi, Bought this field grey Krätzchen recently (my first), and would appreciate opinions. Too good to be true? https://www.ebay.de/itm/Kraetzchen-Preussen-Feldgrau-gemarkt-TOP-Mannschaft-Muetze-1-WK-836-/392245324267?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=iu4MSFx9%252Fr3JPi8...
by Lars13
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help with New Pickelhaube
Replies: 39
Views: 2900

Re: Help with New Pickelhaube

Hi Peter, Congratulations on a nice helmet. I'm pretty convinced it's "Jansen"; it looks like he glued his name tag on top of that of the previous "owner", and part of Jansen's tag has worn away to reveal part of the previous owner's name, however the top of the "e" and the "n" in "Jansen" are concl...