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by aicusv
Fri May 25, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 30,5 Skoda Morter Model
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: 30,5 Skoda Morter Model

Great model.
by aicusv
Fri May 25, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 63

Re: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube

Very nice piece, in great shape.
by aicusv
Thu May 24, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Information on schuppenkette wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Information on schuppenkette wanted

Are there more helmets that have the same feature with that bursting bomb than grenadier regiment zu pferde von derffinger nr 3 Or is this the only regiment that had this kind of previlege What thus it represent that bursting bomb on those scales The "bursting bomb" is actually a grenade and is usu...
by aicusv
Wed May 23, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Just a few Family Photos..
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Just a few Family Photos..

Thanks for sharing, do you know his unit?
by aicusv
Tue May 22, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Strange things
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Strange things

Glad to hear this, thought I would have to stop drinking in the mornings.
by aicusv
Tue May 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Strange things
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Strange things

Today I've come across two issues with the site. 1. I noticed that the spelling of the title of a posting was different between the original post and some of the responses. :scratch: 2. When I went to post an image I wasn't able. I was able select "Attachments" and then use the "add" button to selec...
by aicusv
Tue May 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Rabbits And WW1
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: Rabbits And WW1

Image
by aicusv
Tue May 22, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Information on schuppenkette wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Information on schuppenkette wanted

Did anyone else notice that the title for this posting changes??? schuppenkette vs. schubbenkette.

If you can't post a picture, maybe more information on the helmet? Officer or Enlisted? What State or Wappen?
by aicusv
Sun May 20, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Parade Trichter
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: The Parade Trichter

Thanks for posting the link about plumes. On checking my Napoleonic references I found that the Prussian Foot Guards were also organized on 3 Battalions. With the first battalion being the Fusilier (black belts) and the other two, Musketeers (white belts). I should point out that the Fusiliers were ...
by aicusv
Sun May 20, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Parade Trichter
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: The Parade Trichter

As to the color of the plume. I was thinking it may go back to the reorganization of the Prussian Army in 1814. When the Prussians established the Grenadier Regiments as 3 battalion regiments, they set them up with the 1st and 2nd battalions as regular trained infantry, the third battalion was train...
by aicusv
Sat May 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessen pickelhaube fake or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 2037

Re: Hessen pickelhaube fake or not?

kgeoff71 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:38 am


It was sold as a WW1 original and the seller believes that’s what he was told years ago when he purchased it.
It wasn't that many years ago. I would go back to the dealer, he had to know.
by aicusv
Fri May 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 188

Re: Hello from Germany

=D>

Welcome
by aicusv
Wed May 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Wurties and their stamps
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Wurties and their stamps

Nice. I'm still trying to find out what regiment a couple of my wife's Uncles were in , they were from Wurttemberg. Noticed that there is a difference in the Wappen on the two helmets, with the way they are cut out.
by aicusv
Wed May 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Waterloo helmet with cover
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Waterloo helmet with cover

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Keep the Africa Korps helmet!!!!
I had a single decal M'35 that an Uncle had brought back from North Africa (it was green not tan) and years ago traded it for a Pickelhaube. BTW the AK helmet had been run over by a tank. I'm not sorry for the trade.
by aicusv
Wed May 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My latest find - an officer Cavalry-Saber
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: My latest find - an officer Cavalry-Saber

Nice found.
by aicusv
Mon May 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Schirmmütze
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Schirmmütze

Don't recognize this color set up, even the kokarde is not familiar. Could be a civil or veteran Schirmmütze? I have on that is the forest green top, black band, and piped in yellow, never found out what it is.
by aicusv
Mon May 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Spam alert!
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Spam alert!

Most of these spam post deal with improving your writing, maybe they are trying to tell us something? :-k
by aicusv
Fri May 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 748

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

Although Neugersdorf is in now in Saxony, the uniform of Johann Weber (eBay) looks Austrian to me.
by aicusv
Fri May 11, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts

Retirement is the best job I've ever had. Congratulations
by aicusv
Thu May 10, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 26
Views: 450

Re: Hessian glory

What helmets?
by aicusv
Mon May 07, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 748

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

The guy in the CDV is not a dragoon, but is a great photo. Maybe the locker belonged to a dealer or collector.
by aicusv
Mon May 07, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: US KEPI
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: US KEPI

School Marching Band. Not a military piece. http://www.swbandproducts.com/store/Mar ... Shako.html
by aicusv
Fri May 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My always evolving cabinet…
Replies: 20
Views: 412

Re: My always evolving cabinet…

Wonderful
by aicusv
Thu May 03, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Barnfind

I must say that I do have a Mann's Patent cartridge box (US Civil War) that along with a canteen I did find in a barn and a Civil War bayonet that I found in a stone wall.
by aicusv
Thu May 03, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Barnfind

The vines look artificially aged to me
by aicusv
Wed May 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 748

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

Can't wait to see more.
by aicusv
Tue May 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"

Thanks Joe - I was wondering if you particular information about TB8
by aicusv
Tue May 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: We have been Spammed

I would invoice the sites advertising for the adds
by aicusv
Tue May 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako
Replies: 17
Views: 406

Re: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako

Great piece
by aicusv
Tue May 01, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Regiment
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Looking for Regiment

I'm trying to find out what regiment(s) two of my wife's Uncles severed with during the war (1914-18). Josef and Rudolf Hummel from Essinglen Württemberg. Both survived the war. Hoping some one can help. Thank you.
by aicusv
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"

joerookery wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:24 pm

For instance, look at the train Battalion number eight helmets in the American war bond world.

Tell me more about these. As I have two marked to TB8. Thanks
by aicusv
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Ciney find
Replies: 25
Views: 633

Re: Ciney find

A beauty.
by aicusv
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: J. Bambus - Fittings Question
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: J. Bambus - Fittings Question

I believe that they did issue helmets of mixed metals. I've posted before a Pioneer helmet that was a bring back by a great uncle. It had nickel spike, wappen, and chin strap hardware (strap currently on helmet is not the original that was on it). Front visor guard, chin strap post, and rear spine a...
by aicusv
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kokarden boxes and envelopes
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Kokarden boxes and envelopes

In my younger days I had some (Prussian) that were in stacks bound by a paper band.
by aicusv
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Spotting fake plumage
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Spotting fake plumage

Sorry double posted for some reason ](*,)
by aicusv
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Spotting fake plumage
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Spotting fake plumage

poniatowski wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:07 pm

but the German's is the cat's pajamas! (we won't talk about his mini-skirt)

(sorry... I know that hurt)

:D Ron
New meaning to Light Infantry.
by aicusv
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My collection
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: My collection

Truly a collection to be proud of.
by aicusv
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Toy soldiers Publius. WW1
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Toy soldiers Publius. WW1

Nice looking figures, but I what is the German MG? Is the German Officer dancing? Think I would like the Jäger better in boots and the Hussar with less field equipment.
by aicusv
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decorated with the bust of the Tsar but what might it be?
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Decorated with the bust of the Tsar but what might it be?

it is a desk top note pad, I'm old enough remember people actually using these.
by aicusv
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Chauchat

Be careful taking the spring set out, there is a lot of tension on the springs.
by aicusv
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Picorator
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Picorator

Posting using the forum is a little hard to remember (at least for the elderly like me), however, I do like the ability to enlarge the images. Although the photo I posted didn't quite work the way I hoped, I believe it was due to the original's size (too small).
by aicusv
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: German pouch 1917
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: German pouch 1917

Which pouch?
by aicusv
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Flag Bearer Sleeve Patch 7th Bavarian
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Flag Bearer Sleeve Patch 7th Bavarian

Very cool, something that was always on my want list.
by aicusv
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Just Arrived --- Spineless Felt Ersatz
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Just Arrived --- Spineless Felt Ersatz

Nice one
by aicusv
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 95th Regt enlisted for Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 95th Regt enlisted for Restoration

Nice piece - good luck with the project. I recently picked up a helmet missing the front visor guard, but the split pins were still there. Go figure :scratch:
by aicusv
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 46
Views: 955

Re: Reuss

Assume it was unit by unit case and date as to who got helmets or I is just the way I remember it being told. Love the naval unit photo, no straps - no pickelhaubes???
by aicusv
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 46
Views: 955

Re: Reuss

Assume itt was unit by unit case and date as to who got helmets. Love the naval unit photo, no straps - no pickelhaubes???
by aicusv
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Chauchat

This was my first MG as well, it too was a Sidarme. I just recently got rid of my pouches and extra mags.
by aicusv
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 46
Views: 955

Re: Reuss

None of the vets ever said anything about selective issuing of helmets. All in their unit got the steel pots. As to where the Pickelhaube was kept, only one vet said anything about that, they were kept in the unit's area directly behind the front. From what he said I took it to mean that they were k...