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by aicusv
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Sea Battalions
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Sea Battalions

Very nice - would love to have more and know more about this unit.
by aicusv
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Signing - IN ???
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Signing - IN ???

Next time you have to sign in - check the box that will keep you signed in.
by aicusv
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Pickelhaube Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2

Hope your head is ok and you are recovering well. Here in the States such a "trip" would be worth several helmets.
by aicusv
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.
Replies: 17
Views: 254

Re: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.

I like it, a good one.
by aicusv
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Facebook and Military History
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Facebook and Military History

I'd give you my option of FB, but my Mother told me to never talk like that.
by aicusv
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My (all original) German Collection
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: My (all original) German Collection

You're off to a good start. When I started everyone was a veteran (either WW2 or WW1) my brother and I would just go around asking them if they had anything.
by aicusv
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 32 Reich Kokarden
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: 32 Reich Kokarden

Glad for you, sad for me....
by aicusv
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 252

Re: Bavarian M97 3rd Infantry OR helmet

Nice one
by aicusv
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer
Replies: 14
Views: 357

Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Good looking helmet
by aicusv
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Officers Liner Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Officers Liner Questions

I would think that the edging was produced using a specialized tool. It would be something like a slitter that you would pull the piece of leather through and cutting dies put the edge on.
by aicusv
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General

Turned out really nice, great looking piece.
by aicusv
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Imperial German Regimental Flags
Topic: Does anybody know what this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Does anybody know what this is?

Looking at the edges, none appear to be designed for attaching this to any type of pole. The size is correct for a scarf of bandana of some kind. As a kid I remember my mother having a silk head scarf that was a copy of Napoleon's Guard Imperial's flag.
by aicusv
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: another tschapka
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: another tschapka

I'm on Apple and have been since the days of the IIe. I just use "Pages". Each piece has a page which includes a photo, table of specs, and a general description. I also use "Numbers" to maintain a master list of each piece; date purchased, price, and some technical data that I keep track of. I have...
by aicusv
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Kugels
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Kugels

Thanks for posting.
by aicusv
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Saxon Pickelhaube wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Saxon Pickelhaube wanted

Way too much money, rear visor needs stitching. Why can't people on eBay post clear photos?
by aicusv
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Pickelhaube Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2

Think the "99"actually maybe a "66" and is the size. The 4E would be 4th squadron, never seen it scratched in like that before. If the squadron is marked where is the regimental stamp?
by aicusv
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Pickelhaube Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2

How is the spike being held on? The wappen looks odd to me as well. Don't like that the chin strap is missing the small leather ends.
by aicusv
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Colombian Sun Helmet - Circa Thousand Days' War
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Colombian Sun Helmet - Circa Thousand Days' War

Very nice and interesting
by aicusv
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Hello

Welcome to the board and to the hobby.
by aicusv
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Frank's machine gun Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Frank's machine gun Friday

Great site,
by aicusv
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Frank's machine gun Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Frank's machine gun Friday

Sorry... www.germann1914.com could not be found.
It may be unavailable or may not exist. Try using the suggestions or related links below, or search again using our web search.
by aicusv
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: WWI Ottoman Uniform and Bashlyk
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: WWI Ottoman Uniform and Bashlyk

very nice
by aicusv
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: CAVALRY HELMET
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: CAVALRY HELMET

Liner not mounted in correctly.
by aicusv
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: PICKELHAUBE STUDIO BOX
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: PICKELHAUBE STUDIO BOX

Good idea, thanks for posting, I may try and pick one up. Of course I'm still bad at photography.
by aicusv
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General

Can't wait.
by aicusv
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 30
Views: 1342

Re: A new home for my collection

Display is great, it beats the boxes that most of mine is in. I too do talks and transport parts of my collection.
by aicusv
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 41
Views: 1309

Re: JR 119 & 126

Well done
by aicusv
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Unknown Knot
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Unknown Knot

no one knows????
by aicusv
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grenadier Regiment 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2758

Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

I had switched over to Tinypic.com, but now they appear to have gone bust.
by aicusv
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: helmet m -15 for restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: helmet m -15 for restoration

Can't believe it is the same piece. Great work.
by aicusv
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grenadier Regiment 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2758

Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

PB is pulling a new deal, they are blurring the images until you either reduce the number you have or sign up for a pay account.
by aicusv
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 761

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

I will from time to time purchase items like this, either for part or to put back together correctly. But when I do, I'll only do so if the price fits the condition.
by aicusv
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another garage sale
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Another garage sale

It is actually a really sad story behind these items. Locally there was an old time collector, who became too infirm to take care of himself. His family placed him in a managed care facility. In the mean time his basement flooded (4feet of water and this was where his collection was) and no one knew...
by aicusv
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 761

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Wappen is a reserve plate and the arms still look like a casting to me.
by aicusv
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Unknown Knot
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Unknown Knot

As part of a group of Imperial German items I recently acquired was included this bayonet knot. It doesn't conform to the color pattern for these knots. Anyone know what it may be? It is all white with black fringe (100% white is first company of first battalion). Could this one be police or fire? U...
by aicusv
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 761

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Would like to see back of the plate. Anhalt arms look to be a casting to me, but it could just be the photo.
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Crash Helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Crash Helmet

Tony - Thanks
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Fezzes are cool
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pointless Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Pointless Pickelhaube

My helmet doesn't have that lug and it doesn't appear to ever had one. I can't see any scares or marked that would indicate that anything was attached to the base. I assume that it is just missing, it just a puzzle that there isn't any sigh of one.
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Crash Helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Crash Helmet

On my recent purchasing outing I got this crash German helmet. Helmet is marked on the rear flap, but not really readable. What appear to be there is
"FlsBekl
Os????17
1918"
crash frt.jpg
crash side.jpg
crash inside.jpg
crash markings.jpg
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pointless Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Pointless Pickelhaube

bav case.jpg
bav inside case.jpg
bav case lable.jpg
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pointless Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Pointless Pickelhaube

bav  cover top.jpg
bav cover side.jpg
Bav cover frt.jpg
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pointless Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Pointless Pickelhaube

bav back.jpg
bav top and post.jpg
bav inside chinstrap.jpg
bav liner.jpg
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pointless Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Pointless Pickelhaube

A recent addition to my collection - this 1915 pattern Bavarian Officer's Helmet. Helmet came with a case and cover, but no spike. It is missing the cockades as well. There are signs that the helmet did once have cockades ( see photo of right side). I can see xanthin that would indicate that there e...
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another garage sale
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Another garage sale

Went out shopping yesterday and came back with this set (among some other pieces - expensive day). I will post more information and photos later, taking one piece at a time.
Ron2 group1.jpg
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Looking for Ek1
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Looking for Ek1

Do your research on them before you purchase. There are more fakes than originals out there. The following is from a statement given in 1919: “ cannot understand the general desire if the American soldier for the “Gott mit uns” belt buckles and the German Iron Crosses… alone have sold more Iron Cros...
by aicusv
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Leather Chin Strap
Replies: 81
Views: 41991

Re: The Leather Chin Strap

Just noticed, aren't the cockades on the wrong sides?
by aicusv
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MG Insignia Aermelzbzeichen der MG-Scharfschuetzen-Formationen.
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: MG Insignia Aermelzbzeichen der MG-Scharfschuetzen-Formationen.

These have been faked for so long that I'm not sure you can tell the difference. I've always stayed away from these because of that. The only documented original I've seen was embroidered onto an officer's uniform.
BTW - Wife's Uncle was an MG gunner during the war and never had this badge.