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by Nacuaa
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Guard Wappen Without Bandeau Etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Guard Wappen Without Bandeau Etc.

I don't have the ability to load pictures. I notice that it is about a third smaller than a standard guard eagle so I suspect it is for a non-military department. I had a forestry service eagle from the 1850's but the eagle stood on a trumpet but it was very similar to this one. Thanks
by Nacuaa
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Guard Wappen Without Bandeau Etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Guard Wappen Without Bandeau Etc.

Is anyone familiar with a plate I have seen that is a standard guard eagle with spread wings and Prussian crown but lacking the sword, orb and bandeau. It is just the eagle without anything in its talons. Is this for burgerwehr or police? Some colonial eagles have empty talons but the crown is very ...
by Nacuaa
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Livgardet Swedish Pickelhaube?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Livgardet Swedish Pickelhaube?

The national army museum has a remarkable collection of headdress from the 19th century to 20th. Scroll down on this page and over to the next page and you will see them. Also use the search term Kask. They have German, Danish and many others lots of various kinds of cavalry helmets, shakos etc. Rea...
by Nacuaa
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Danish Metalhelme
Replies: 27
Views: 6806

Re: Danish Metalhelme

Markgraf, Were you ever able to restore this helmet. According to the following web-site it was worn by generals of cavalry during the first Schleswig Holstein War 1848-1851. The better known example was made for King Frederick VII and is unique in shape and the fact that it was made of aluminum. ht...
by Nacuaa
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: restoration of an officer helmet No.2
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: restoration of an officer helmet No.2

Ingenious workmanship
by Nacuaa
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video

Wow, Really Amazing. Thank you!
by Nacuaa
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Here's the URL for the helmet. Nice photography and details.

https://www.hermann-historica.de/en/l/1 ... rrentpos=1
by Nacuaa
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

This week Hermann Historica Auction sold one of the Maximilian bodyguard helmets for $154,000.00!
by Nacuaa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Tin Washers
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Tin Washers

Is there any source for tin washer replacements?
by Nacuaa
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: 1842 Spikes
Replies: 0
Views: 719

1842 Spikes

https://spikehelmets.pl/gallery/spikes- ... 49/91.html

Tomislaw at Spikehelmets has run out of the 1842 enlisted man spike and base. Does anyone know the maker of these or another supplier? Thank you, John
by Nacuaa
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment

I found this Hessian Helmet of 1848
by Nacuaa
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment

So this Hermann photo shows a removable spike for an 1848 model pickelhaube and we might presume that the spike could be unscrewed and replaced by a plume... Is that correct? The Knotel prints are what prompted my inquiry. Knotel illustrated an 1843 Prussian dragoon, a grenadier, and a musician all ...
by Nacuaa
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment

Does anyone have any information on how plumes were attached to the 1842 model enlisted men's helmets? I ask because in his description of his 1842 model Tony says that removable spike tops were not introduced until 1857. Does this mean that the guard regiments replaced the entire spike and crucifor...
by Nacuaa
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Thanks again for posting. Its an impressive uniform, closer to a German "reiter" of this period than anything Austrian or French.
by Nacuaa
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I am delighted to see these excellent photos. I knew the helmets were there but I wonder why? I suspect they were never shipped to Mexico. One of these sold at Hermann Historica about a decade ago for over $100,000. When Mexican friends go to Austria, Austrian customs officials love to point out tha...
by Nacuaa
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Here are some Post-Revolution Cadets. They are wearing the spread-wing eagle. I think the helmet Arran posted is the very early modelof 1905. I'm not sure that I have ever even seen a photo of this helmet before. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30k9grn&s=9#.WmI6_B1G0u8" onclick="window.open(this.hre...
by Nacuaa
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Kk, I think your box is full and I could not respond. You are lucky to have that. There was just one plate used-- the spread wing eagle and they were all the same size. The other eagle discussed here seems to have had other purposes such as use by the military academy.
by Nacuaa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I agree. It has an assembled vibe to it. The eagle is mounted very low on the helmet for example. I am very interested to see that possible academy helmet. I find myself up and around the Chapultepec castle in the summers and see the students exercising, parading and so forth and try to imagine all ...
by Nacuaa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Arran's observation on this helmet he found is very interesting. The white plume was worn by aspirantes at the Chapultepec military academy. Looking closely at this photo of aspirantes training with artillery it looks as if they are wearing a plate with this configuration -- much more circular shape...
by Nacuaa
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Probably just worn during the Rainy Season.
by Nacuaa
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

A Porfiriato period metalhelm with this same plate is depicted in the 1979 publication "El Ejercito Mexicano." Neither this nor the Phoenix helmet are shown in any published official uniform regulations. It may be that these are helmets purchased for independent state militia or police units for exa...
by Nacuaa
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Thank you, I think its important.
by Nacuaa
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

http://tinypic.com/r/v80px5/9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I pasted this in the URL and can see the image on Tiny Pic.
by Nacuaa
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I posted the URL and the Photobucket logo comes up. Is this working? http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv188/Nacuaa/Mexico%20Plate%205_zpsu94xey0c.jpg The fact that the helmet (with a small spike?) appears in the catalog suggests that someone ordered it for Mexican use. What type of plate appears i...
by Nacuaa
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I have stared at that Arizona plate on line for some time. i have not come across it in any museum collections in Mexico so we would need the assistance of a Mexican collector like Henry who founded this discussion with his collection I guess. It does not appear in any published official uniform reg...
by Nacuaa
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Expensive Reproductions at Auction?
Replies: 5
Views: 3058

Re: Expensive Reproductions at Auction?

I entirely agree. I purchased a helmet last year from them that turned out to be a mix of parts. This year I bid on an 1843/53 Kurassier helmet in relic condition missing plate, chin scale, and liner that was listed with three costume pieces and an Austrian police shako. Incredibly the lot went for ...
by Nacuaa
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Hessen-Kassel Garde du Corps Helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

Re: Hessen-Kassel Garde du Corps Helmet

Thank you so very much, very generous!! Interesting variations on officer spike and so forth. Graphic documentation always shows the plume. Yet another elegant force that entirely evaporated with 1866. Examining the side view of one of the helmets in your photographs, I spot some silver trim over th...
by Nacuaa
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Hessen-Kassel Garde du Corps Helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

Hessen-Kassel Garde du Corps Helmet

We tend to think of the three Prussian units that wore tombac helmets but being interested in German States period headgear and seeing the recent post by Dragoner of the outstanding Prussian Garde du Corps officer's helmet he acquired I thought I would share a discovery I made today. Its an 1847 pai...
by Nacuaa
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: A mistake in my youth --- or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 3428

Re: A mistake in my youth --- or not?

There are a number of these around. There has already been discussion on the use of these standard infantry spikes on JzuP helmets. I don't know if there are any new opinions about Kurassier helmets. Some members seem to think the spikes were applied when they came into the country for the bond prom...
by Nacuaa
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Expensive Reproductions at Auction?
Replies: 5
Views: 3058

Re: Expensive Reproductions at Auction?

Thank you, I think that makes sense in this case.
by Nacuaa
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Expensive Reproductions at Auction?
Replies: 5
Views: 3058

Expensive Reproductions at Auction?

Does anyone have any insights as to why these helmets sold for nearly $1500.00? The Saxon helmet still appears on Ebay for around $100.00. Is there some chance that the Garde du Corps helmet is real. http://morphyauctions.hibid.com/lot/25426406/lot-of-2--cuirassier-helmets/?q=1760&sort=2&ref=catalog...
by Nacuaa
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Prussian Line Cuirassier EM Model 1809
Replies: 56
Views: 17334

Re: Prussian Line Cuirassier EM Model 1809

I first became aware of this connection between the early kurassier helmet and the pickelhaube when I read John Mollo's "Military Fashion" years ago but this is far more detailed and a fascinating analysis update. I was unaware of the exact context of the influences of the Russians on Prussian milit...
by Nacuaa
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 5754

Re: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet

I wonder if these relationships came into play when Britain called for a cessation of hostilities in the Schleswig-Holstein War in which the Hanoverians were participating as part of the German Federation Army? Hanover went into that war in 1848 wearing the tall pickelhaube but by 1866 they were tur...
by Nacuaa
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 5754

Re: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet

I have only been reading up on Hanover recently so this is fascinating. If the Hanoverian Army became the X Corps, did X Corps have a heavy cavalry regiment? The idea being X corps took on the Garde du Corps and Garde Kurassiers as a Prussian Kurassier or Reiter Regiment? This helmet is as good a sh...
by Nacuaa
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 5754

Re: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet

On second thought I suppose its possible that when Prussia absorbed Hanover after its defeat these heavy cavalry regiments of Garde du Corps and Kurassiers were drafted in? Possibly explaining that early Prussian kokarde?? We would need to find out more about what Prussia did with Hanover's army aft...
by Nacuaa
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 5754

Re: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet

Thank you very much! I have been working on a restoration of my own and will probably have to fabricate that kokarde at some point. I've never seen one separate from the helmet. I have a collection of about seven helmets from various online sources and none of them have a kokarde on the left hand si...
by Nacuaa
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 5754

Re: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet

These helmets are real treasures. That looks like an especially nice one in good shape for the period. Plates are rare but they do turn up. No one has tried to produce a facsimile that I know of. If you have a chance or are even able to remove it, can you show us the kokarde? Its very difficult to s...
by Nacuaa
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Early Trichter
Replies: 0
Views: 4039

Early Trichter

In September 2014, one of our members posted photos of a helmet that appeared to have been a late JzuP helmet with an early states spike and trichter. At the end of the string, member Poniatowski seemed to have identified the spike and trichter on an earlier Ebay sale and posted the link but the pho...
by Nacuaa
Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: What Pickelhaube do i have here
Replies: 19
Views: 6256

Re: What Pickelhaube do i have here

Hello, Do you still have that trichter? Was it made of brass? Thanks, John
by Nacuaa
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Henry posted three metal helmets attributed to elite troops and officers. The helmet on the left he identifies as belonging to a lieb unit and may be like the one that appeared at auction last year. It can still be viewed at: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/19759597_mexican-mounted-presidential-...
by Nacuaa
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Now that Henry, Arran, and Mark have got me going on this, I can’t stop researching because I never had anyone to bounce any ideas off of before. On the left are two helmets on display at the National History Museum in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. They have the gilt-brass fittings shared by both...
by Nacuaa
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

That is an absolutely beautiful helmet Mark! My very favorite. The silver trim is especially attractive. As far as I know, the 1906 regulations were only issued as a now extremely rare publication in which each uniform was printed on a separate card and preserved in a blue cardboard folder. Below ap...
by Nacuaa
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I once joked that I wanted to open a restaurant and call it "Maximillian's Mexico: Home of the Sauerkraut Tacos." Perhaps that wouldn't exactly take off. I'll give it a try and get back to you on that. I purchased the helmet in Oaxaca, Mexico and paid quite a lot for it but it had no certification....
by Nacuaa
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Hi Peter, first and only mention of a sun helmet in the mexican army appears in the 1906 uniform regulations, the same that established the pickelhaubes. It appears to be a british pattern sun helmet. As you mention during the revolution of 1910-1920 many combatantes used french sun helmets -includ...
by Nacuaa
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

henry1 wrote:Lieb demi regiment, aide de camp, aide de camp full dress
Hi Henry, Any chance of seeing some more views of the Lieb demi regiment helmet? Thanks, John
by Nacuaa
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Welcome Henry, that is a great collection! I also love that Mexican wappen! Here's the wappen fully extended. Its beautifully executed. The design invokes a Prussian guard plate to some extent, but I like to think that there's some inspiration from the German Imperial Marine plate here as well. The...
by Nacuaa
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Hi Peter, first and only mention of a sun helmet in the mexican army appears in the 1906 uniform regulations, the same that established the pickelhaubes. It appears to be a british pattern sun helmet. As you mention during the revolution of 1910-1920 many combatantes used french sun helmets -includ...
by Nacuaa
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

WELCOME and Beautiful Helmets! I have a distant relative, an architect, living in Mexico Santiago Aspe Poniatowski. (one of the nice things about facebook is finding lost relatives!) :D Ron Here are some photos of the international representatives who attended the 1910 Independence Centennial in Me...
by Nacuaa
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

This is a beautiful helmet in amazing condition. These are so rare because the men who wore them went on to become commanders in the Revolution (1910-1920) supporting various political factions but because these helmets were so closely associated with the Porfiriato, they were discarded. Mexican mil...
by Nacuaa
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15105

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I should introduce myself. I'm John and I have never participated in an on-line project like this before. I have been following the site closely this past year as I am slowly working on a Mexican pickelhaube restoration project and found the discussions of how to reshape the leather korpus fascinati...