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by Lars13
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: ATLAS des Deutschen Reichsheeres, etc, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 137

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: 14
Views: 741

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: 14
Views: 741

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: 14
Views: 741

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: 14
Views: 741

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: 14
Views: 741

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: 14
Views: 741

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: 474

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: 1001

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: 419

Re: Grabenpanzer

Beautiful!
by Lars13
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian M95 - JR74
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

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 send 1% of the helm...
by Lars13
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reserve Prices are Such a Waste of Time
Replies: 4
Views: 510

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: 1070

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 a "1" or "I", so imo RBA 18 is the most...
by Lars13
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Salty M15 Baden JR 111
Replies: 12
Views: 832

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: 12
Views: 620

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: 2139

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: 527

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 AWM would make equi...
by Lars13
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: 1916 Pattern Stalhelm
Replies: 3
Views: 869

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), stylised "...
by Lars13
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 2344

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: 609

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: 915

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: 915

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: 1240

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: 819

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: 1535

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: 2835

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: 3563

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: 1861

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: 827

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: 659

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: 1947

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: 1516

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: 3487

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: 9
Views: 3452

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: 1669

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: 1667

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: 1667

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: 914

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: 1157

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: 1614

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: 3031

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: 3174

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: 1875

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: 3038

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: 1726

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: 1216

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: 11023

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: 1971

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: 1042

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: 49968

Re: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings

Hi Joe,
Ausbildung, translates roughly as "training"
Best regards,
Lars