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by Lars13
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: 236 boards
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: 236 boards

Looks very nice, congratulations!
by Lars13
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: 236 boards
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: 236 boards

They might still be wearing piped slip-on shoulder straps on this undated photo of the III Zug, and at least one seems to have lighter piping:

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by Lars13
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: 236 boards
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: 236 boards

According to Kraus "die feldgraue Uniformierung des deutschen Heeres 1907-1918" the piping for RIR 233-240 was set on 20.8.1914 as hellgrün (light green). The regiments were raised in Sept 1914, and piped slip-on shoulder straps with red stitching would be correct for 1914. In theory the 1915 unifor...
by Lars13
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What does the marking stand for?
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: What does the marking stand for?

Hi John, According to the "Vorschrift über das Bezeichnen und Numeriren der ........Waffen" from 1877, Feldartillerie was marked x.A.x.xx and Fußartillerie x.A.F.x.xx to make a clear distinction between the two. It doesn't look like the F.A.R. marking was in use yet. Why would that be so different f...
by Lars13
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Austrian dragoner helmet 1866
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Austrian dragoner helmet 1866

Very nice project! What did you use to clean the Wappen? I wouldn't add a liner as the liner isn't required to display the helmet; I would only add the absolute minimum of repro parts required to make the helmet look complete from the outside.

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde regiment no.1 m1860
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Garde regiment no.1 m1860

Congratulations, well recognized for what it actually is, and I really like the regimental markings

Greetings, Lars
by Lars13
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze

As the original liner has been completely torn out it will be difficult to determine whether this is a Tellermütze or Schirmmütze. However I doubt it could have been resized in this way and then worn as a private item outside barracks; these items were scrutinized by the NCOs and had to pass muster....
by Lars13
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Need some help in how to describe this cap
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Need some help in how to describe this cap

Hi Kris, I've seen it several times that the field grey fabric used for the bottom piping is not the same as that used for the top, and I think they aged a little bit different. A nice officer's field cap, not sure why you call it "summer" and "M17" but that's probably due to my lack of knowledge. A...
by Lars13
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Dunkelblau OR Feldmütze

Hi,

Sorry to say but in my opinion this is an OR Schirmmütze (peaked cap) without its peak. The Feldmütze has a different shape and construction. If you can get your money back I would. Look at some Feldmütze on Tony's website for comparison and you will see.

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Time machine

Very nice, thanks for posting. I really like the traceable helmets...
by Lars13
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit

According to "Führer durch Heer und Flotte 1914" and Herr & Ngyen, I.R. 152 had from 1899 yellow, from 1912 light-blue shoulder straps which I think we can see in the picture. The style of the Schirmmütze looks like after +/- 1900. The Ärmelpatten however should have been white, either without or af...
by Lars13
Wed May 23, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Just a few Family Photos..
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Just a few Family Photos..

Thanks for posting, very interesting.

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Mon May 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Re: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako

Very nice looking Tschako. Is X. A.K. the correct Armee-Korps to have supplied this helmet?

Best regards, Lars
by Lars13
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Site Upgrade Complete
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Site Upgrade Complete

Well done, congratulations, I have no problem with the new layout. Two minor things that admin can do something about: - if I click on a thumbnail then the picture opens up in the same tab, and I can't use the arrows to see the other pictures in the same post; instead, I have to use the "back" arrow...
by Lars13
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet
Replies: 24
Views: 1626

Re: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet

Pictures taken when I visited the Landesmuseum in Bückeburg some years ago:
ImageSchaumburg Lippe Feuerwehr
ImageSchaumburg Lippe Kokarde
by Lars13
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet
Replies: 24
Views: 1626

Re: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet

You're a lucky man that can just pull a wonderful Lippe-Detmold Kokarde out of a drawer (insert jealousy emoji here), and have the correct helmet to put it on too. What a shame that the old helmet was destroyed; having those two Kokarden on the original helmet would have been a piece of history show...
by Lars13
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet
Replies: 24
Views: 1626

Re: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet

Hi, Nice helmet and very nice regimental marking, but I don't think this combination of Kokarden is according to the regulations. Before the institution of the deutsche Kokarde in 1897, enlisted men from certain states other than Prussia, serving in Prussian regiments, could wear the Kokarde of thei...
by Lars13
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Please opinion on Prussian Infantry/Fusiliers Wappen
Replies: 26
Views: 1859

Re: Please opinion on Prussian Infantry/Fusiliers Wappen

Brian, Thank you for those comparison pics; very nice. Do you know of any reference that indicates when the change from tombak to cupro-aluminium for the Wappen occurred? When I look at the oxidized parts of the bare metal (for example on the orb ) they look very similar on both Wappen, only the "gi...
by Lars13
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: How it started: Kochgeschirr
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: How it started: Kochgeschirr

Nice find, but I think it is a French "Boutheon", or "gamelle collective".

See http://lepoilu-paris.com/fr/5798-bouthe ... -1940.html

Lars
by Lars13
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Belgian Adrian M15.
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Belgian Adrian M15.

Congratulations, very nice condition!

Lars
by Lars13
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Baden Tellermütze
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Baden Tellermütze

Hi John,

Nice Mütze, but when I see the missing sweatband at the front it looks more like a Schirmmütze to me, with the Schirm missing.

Lars
by Lars13
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My collection (2)
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: My collection (2)

Very nice collection Edwin :D Others don't always see our treasures the same way as we do, but the heart-shaped Wappen with "Papa" beat the originals =D>

Is the cat litter box located underneath your helmets? ("kak bak")

Best regards,

Lars
by Lars13
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 55
Views: 7015

Re: Photobucket

I'm happy to hear that Chas :D My yahoo account also allows me to log in on flickr. Apparently I have 1 terabyte available of which I use 0.0% Once you have uploaded a picture (or a picture someone else uploaded for that matter) and have clicked on it so it is the only picture visible, click on the ...
by Lars13
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 55
Views: 7015

Re: Photobucket

Think it's time to put in my two cents. It's a nasty move from PB (I'm using flickr myself), but I would be really sorry to see this forum change into the "select few welcome only" type forum that there are so many of already. I very much enjoy the tone and respect displayed here, and I'm on the for...
by Lars13
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Great war photo blog
Replies: 13
Views: 2125

Re: Great war photo blog

The Dutch magazine "De Prins" had a lot of pictures from the war zone in 1914, and in their Aug 29 1914 issue also a picture pertaining to be the blown up bridge at Visé. Not the best quality, but if Edwin doesn't have a good one I can make a scan.

Lars
by Lars13
Sun May 21, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Original M15 Restoration/Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Original M15 Restoration/Conversion

Very interesting. I have one that is very similar. My first Pickelhaube, given to me by a father of a friend. I've always been very grateful to him, as having a Pickelhaube to look at and compare with helped me to avoid fakes when I bought subsequent ones online. It shows the same plugs and patches ...
by Lars13
Tue May 02, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Information
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Looking for Information

I couldn't find anything in the Verlustlisten (Casualty Lists; http://des.genealogy.net/eingabe-verlus ... arch/index), which also shows wounded men. Were they born in Göppingen or living in Göppingen at the time?

Greetings,

Lars
by Lars13
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Stahlhelm M18 by Quist
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Stahlhelm M18 by Quist

According to the Stahlhelm delivery specifications in Baer's book it was initially planned to have regimental numbers as decals; this was later dropped, my guess is long before the M18 was produced. Once the helmets were individual issues (rather than a front-line trench asset that was handed over t...
by Lars13
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Stahlhelm M18 by Quist
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Stahlhelm M18 by Quist

In the late 80's / early 90's I bought this Stahlhelm for the princely sum of 150 guilders, equivalent to just less than 70 euros. Armed with the knowledge from the French Militaria Magazine I recognised the 1918 model and the Abnahme-Kommando stamp, and I remember I was a bit disappointed by it bei...
by Lars13
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 'Haubes around the house.
Replies: 19
Views: 2705

Re: 'Haubes around the house.

We just moved house and I now have a "studio" in the new house, 3.5 x 3.5 m, still a big mess but finally a wall-filling bookcase with space for all my books and two Ikea glass cabinets with my Pickelhauben and some militaria. Quite happy with that, but I won't hold my breath until she buys me a Sti...
by Lars13
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: "M18" helmet...exactly when did they appear
Replies: 5
Views: 3411

Re: "M18" helmet...exactly when did they appear

Thanks, maybe the closest we can get to confirming the use of the M18 helmet at the front short of period photographs :D
by Lars13
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: "M18" helmet...exactly when did they appear
Replies: 5
Views: 3411

Re: "M18" helmet...exactly when did they appear

Hi, Reviving this old thread as I have an M18 Stahlhelm (standard, not the cut-out ear), and have read that this was manufactured from July 1918, but haven't been able to find a period photograph yet showing one in the field. Does anyone know of a photograph that clearly shows that the M18 made it t...
by Lars13
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Listen to your helmets....They may talk gently to you...
Replies: 24
Views: 3777

Re: Listen to your helmets....They may talk gently to you...

Philippe,

Thank you for your help :D As far as I could see his name starts with an "L", but didn't find that in the Verlustlisten either.

Oh well, I guess we can't all have several helmets with traceable owners (insert smiley for jealous here).

Lars
by Lars13
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Listen to your helmets....They may talk gently to you...
Replies: 24
Views: 3777

Re: Listen to your helmets....They may talk gently to you...

Struggling a bit to get the pictures showing correctly.....have we lost the possibility to upload pictures directly to the Pickelhaubes server rather than through a link to a photo host website?

Update: managed after finally finding a direct link to the picture on Flickr :D
by Lars13
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Listen to your helmets....They may talk gently to you...
Replies: 24
Views: 3777

Re: Listen to your helmets....They may talk gently to you...

Hi Philippe, Very very nice! I'll take you up on your kind offer, below the name inscribed in my LIR 53 Pickelhaube http://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9898 https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8873/28041333344_340a6f26b3_b.jpg Before processing https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8752/28041338804...
by Lars13
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Listen to your helmets....They may talk gently to you...
Replies: 24
Views: 3777

Re: Listen to your helmets....They may talk gently to you...

Hi Philippe,

Very well done! =D> So interesting to see all that info on the wearer. I would love to identify the wearer of one of my Pickelhaubes too.....

Regards,

Lars
by Lars13
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube Storage Cover?
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Pickelhaube Storage Cover?

Everybody,

Thanks for the feedback. Until proven otherwise (which of course I was hoping for :wink: ), I will have to assume it is not a proper Pickelhaube cover as would be used in the field, which is the most important to me.

Lars
by Lars13
Sat May 28, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Issue Stamp Quandry
Replies: 15
Views: 2664

Re: Issue Stamp Quandry

If you're based in the US then you'll be able to read "Führer durch Heer und Flotte 1914" https://books.google.com/books?id=3FlPPgAACAAJ&dq=f%C3%BChrer+heer+flotte+1914&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiPpoz7vvzMAhWJA5oKHW-hDs0Q6AEIIDAA . On page 137 and further (page 140 of 405 of the scanned document) the un...
by Lars13
Mon May 23, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found in packing wrapped around a book from Norway
Replies: 17
Views: 2944

Re: Found in packing wrapped around a book from Norway

Congratulations!

I've been living here in Norway now for nine years and haven't managed to find anything WW I other than modified Stahlhelme.

Where is this bookshop so I can visit and see what other "bubble wrap" they have?

Lars
by Lars13
Mon May 23, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube Storage Cover?
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Pickelhaube Storage Cover?

Hi, Sorry for my late response, I was naive enough to think I would have some time to connect to the web while on holiday with my two kids :-k Thanks for the suggestions; of course I tried it on a size 56 M95 Pickelhaube as soon as I got home, and it fits nicely. Back to square one? The shape of the...
by Lars13
Sat May 14, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube Storage Cover?
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Pickelhaube Storage Cover?

Purchased this years ago before I knew anything about covers. Made of some sort of grey woolly material, with black pulling cord.

I'm guessing it must be some sort of storage cover, or maybe an old fake cover?

Thanks, Lars
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by Lars13
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kokarden boxes and packages
Replies: 25
Views: 4004

Re: Kokarden boxes and packages

Hi Bruno,

The card states: "Unteroffiziere & Gemeine", i.e. this is presented as the Kokarde for Unteroffiziere and other ranks. Or am I stating the obvious?

Lars
by Lars13
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Ultra Rare MG JB #7
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

Re: Ultra Rare MG JB #7

I thought the MG Kompagnien wore the same uniform as the parent unit, and only the MG Abteilungen had the special uniform independent of the unit they were assigned to. The MG Abteilung in the VII. A.K. was assigned to I.R. 158 at Senne/Paderborn according to Führer durch Heer und Flotte 1914. So ho...
by Lars13
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Help with Jewish Imperial German soldier
Replies: 14
Views: 5026

Re: Help with Jewish Imperial German soldier

Brian, The British National Archive has "medal cards" online, the search for John Foster in the Highland Light Infantry yielded four results: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_fn=John&_ln=Foster&_no=&_crp=highland+light+infantry&_ttl=&discoveryCustomSearch=true&_cr1=WO+372&_dt=M&_c...
by Lars13
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube M95 EM - Landwehr Infanterie Rgt. 53
Replies: 16
Views: 4553

Re: Pickelhaube M95 EM - Landwehr Infanterie Rgt. 53

I couldn't resist this postcard from LIR 53 dated 5.5.1916 (the regiment was in the trenches in the Noyon-Roye area in France at the time): normally only covered Pickelhauben are visible in the trenches, but here the cover was used to suspend the helmet from the back-pack, exposing the black leather...
by Lars13
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help with identifying repo helmets over genuine items
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: Help with identifying repo helmets over genuine items

Hi Andrew, Welcome to the forum. I agree with the good advice given above. Having a Pickelhaube in hand really helps to give you that feel of original vs fake. I was lucky enough that the father of a friend gave me a Pickelhaube he had in his militaria collection for my birthday. An M15 other ranks ...
by Lars13
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Photos to identify please
Replies: 8
Views: 2672

Re: Photos to identify please

Derek,

The Württemberg regiment is identified on the back of the postcard as I.R. No. 127 from Ulm.

Lars
by Lars13
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help to translate a book dedication in German
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

Re: Help to translate a book dedication in German

Hi, This is as far as I got (what I can't read in dots): "Zum Geleit ……..! Ihr habt das Wort des Führers wahr gemacht, dass dem deutschen Soldaten nichts unmöglich ist. Weiter so bis zum Endsieg, Für Großdeutschland! Hurra die Gams! Ringel Genmjr u. … ….." meaning roughly: "Foreword ……..! You made t...
by Lars13
Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Würtembergische Pickelhaube, Würtemberg Spike Helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: Würtembergische Pickelhaube, Würtemberg Spike Helmet

Hi Tim(?), I would steer clear of this one: the point looks wrong (repro or wrong type), the colour of the point is different than that of the back spine (i.e. one or both have been replaced), the cockades don't look original to me (but hard to see from pictures), and the chin strap looks like a rep...
by Lars13
Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M1895 for comments please - is it any good?
Replies: 11
Views: 1826

Re: M1895 for comments please - is it any good?

Hi lugerfan, Looks good to me. Shell clean inside and out, clean stitching and a nice 1914 marking :D I don't see anything strange with the Wappen, but the backside can help to determine originality. Cockades look ok too, but I've been fooled before by pictures :x . The chin strap buckles look a bit...