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by Chip M.
Fri May 05, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Leib Garde H R Feldgrau Attila
Replies: 18
Views: 3808

Re: Leib Garde H R Feldgrau Attila

That's pretty much the story of Marshall Daut's collection. I worked with him on the tapes by proof reading his text. At one time, he had over 200 feldgrau uniforms. He had half of the tapes made in the European PAL format and when dealers there would not carry them, he became discusted. He had sunk...
by Chip M.
Fri May 05, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: An Uberzug from Soissons
Replies: 12
Views: 3226

Re: An Uberzug from Soissons

Whoa! I am taking a couple of these to SOS. I really need to dial up the prices. Joe, Not only were the prices formidable, but the shipping was astronomical and I got hit with another $65 in custom's fees. The final delivered cost wiped out any hope of getting something for a reasonable price.
by Chip M.
Fri May 05, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Ulan Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Ulan Numbers

I've seen an issue cover with a green number "3" and my example no longer has a number, but you can clearly see where a number "3" was removed. The cover is also marked inside to "U.R.3".
by Chip M.
Thu May 04, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 7. Thüringisches Inf.-Regt. Nr. 96 III Btl.
Replies: 28
Views: 3832

Re: 7. Thüringisches Inf.-Regt. Nr. 96 III Btl.

The Aisne auction (in Soissons) was made up primarily of the collection of Stephane Dekerle. I think you can still go to their website and see all of the Pickelhauben that were for sale. It was a big collection and contained a wide spectrum of imperial German uniforms, gear and insignia.
by Chip M.
Thu May 04, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Enlisted Reserve
Replies: 17
Views: 3103

Re: Prussian Enlisted Reserve

The pencil mark is "10/53"....for the 10th Komp.

Just a small note....Träger means "wearer" not "owner". :wink:
by Chip M.
Thu May 04, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Vimy Weekend - Lineol 21cm Mörser M10/16 in Weapons Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 1533

Re: Vimy Weekend - Lineol 21cm Mörser M10/16 in Weapons Foru

Tony,

I like the toy almost as I love the helmet. Nice photo staging.
by Chip M.
Thu May 04, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Gas!
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Gas!

"1.Ers.Rgt."
by Chip M.
Thu May 04, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What I got at the Julia Auction of Doug Buhler collection
Replies: 21
Views: 3366

Re: What I got at the Julia Auction of Doug Buhler collectio

James,

Lovely items! I especially like the two covers. The one with the cross is for the 2nd Landsturm. :)

Chip
by Chip M.
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Flammenwerfer Schutzhelm?
Replies: 11
Views: 3094

Re: Flammenwerfer Schutzhelm?

There is a fairly famous picture of a trench scene with a soldier wearing a similar helmet (sans the Wappen) and holding a Flammenwerfer.

Chip
by Chip M.
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: M1910 Kratzchen for review
Replies: 17
Views: 4519

Re: M1910 Kratzchen for review

The original cap posted in this thread is a fake. The maker marking has been copied from an original cap and a rubber stamp made. l had posted many of my issue caps on other websites and found to my dismay that all of the nice markings were being lifted and used to make reproductions. I had a talk w...
by Chip M.
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: A Landsturm oil cloth cap
Replies: 14
Views: 3424

Re: A Landsturm oil cloth cap

I agree that the last name is Glas.

Chip
by Chip M.
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: M1910 Krätzchen from a reserve Regiment.
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: M1910 Krätzchen from a reserve Regiment.

Looks like an officer's reservist cockade to me. Personally, I'd switch it out for either a Prussian or a Bavarian metal enlisted sew-on cockade. Just my two cents.

Chip
by Chip M.
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Trip to Verdun
Replies: 21
Views: 5046

Re: Trip to Verdun

I visited the museum in the early 1980s. I thought it was a shame that, at the time, there was no climate control in the underground galleries. There was mold on leather and uniforms. The helmets were in better shape as they were in cases, but on the whole, I had the impression that if they didn't d...
by Chip M.
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Imperial Shoulder Straps
Replies: 11
Views: 2878

Re: Imperial Shoulder Straps

And by-the-way, I have a single example of this same Russian strap. The whole unit must have surrendered.
by Chip M.
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Imperial Shoulder Straps
Replies: 11
Views: 2878

Re: Imperial Shoulder Straps

Much worse. :D
by Chip M.
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Imperial Shoulder Straps
Replies: 11
Views: 2878

Re: Imperial Shoulder Straps

Gus,

Snot was not exactly the word that came to mind when I saw your post. :lol:
by Chip M.
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: More Straps
Replies: 4
Views: 3779

Re: More Straps

Brian,

That is no meager collection! You have some very nice things there. If you have helmets to match all of those, that would be even more impressive.

Chip
by Chip M.
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Hessian Dragoner #24 Officer Straps
Replies: 7
Views: 1923

Re: Hessian Dragoner #24 Officer Straps

Would not these boards with the "24" have had an underlay and "Rundstreifen" rather than just a white underlay if they were post May 1917?

Chip
by Chip M.
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Dunkelblau Shoulder Straps
Replies: 25
Views: 10673

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Dunkelblau Shoulder Straps

Tony, Having spent years trying to complete just the cyphered sets of the Dunkelblau era shoulder straps, I know how long it takes to put a collection like this together. And I didn't even attempt to get the numbered units! Everyone knows from your ship building project, to your cartridge case gathe...
by Chip M.
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Militärpaß
Replies: 7
Views: 2116

Re: Militärpaß

Yes, another pass from this regiment appeared just months later. Only this time, the seller advertised that it had a Rommel signature and it sold for over 200 Euro! I got mine for a tenth of that price. I don't suppose there will be any more sleeper documents from this regiment!

Chip
by Chip M.
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Photos B Loree
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

Re: Photos B Loree

Brian, That first photo had me stumped for a minute. Why were the straps blank? Then it came to me, M1907 Garde foot artillery shoulder straps had no numbers, only white piping. This strap is the simplified version of that, i.e., no number, no piping. The shortened Litzen match up time-wise (early 1...
by Chip M.
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Please Help Identifying What I Think is an Uhlanen
Replies: 14
Views: 4354

Re: Please Help Identifying What I Think is an Uhlanen

The "sender" is in the Genesungsabteilung der X Armee Korps (im Osten). This would not indicate his field unit or uniform, but rather his assignment. My guess is that his unit was performing some sort of patrolling duty in the Etappen and this fellow, got sick or was hurt and thus is convalescing in...
by Chip M.
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Tornister
Replies: 9
Views: 5461

Re: Tornister

These markings are not German. The pack is the Danish pattern from the era.

Chip
by Chip M.
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: What is the ID for this WW1 German Uniform
Replies: 10
Views: 5216

Re: What is the ID for this WW1 German Uniform

Unfortunately, the links to the photos are now gone.
by Chip M.
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Two German unforms for ID a(and a cap)
Replies: 7
Views: 3382

Re: Two German unforms for ID a(and a cap)

I think Gus was having a bad day. :-? I see nothing wrong with any of these items. The cap has an interior with fine papercloth stiffening and a piece of civilian cloth for a lining. Both, I think, are typical of wartime manufactured items, and yes these caps were still being made during the war. Wa...
by Chip M.
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: What a mannequin can do...
Replies: 21
Views: 5957

Re: What a mannequin can do...

Duplicate post, due to lag. Please excise!
by Chip M.
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: What a mannequin can do...
Replies: 21
Views: 5957

Re: What a mannequin can do...

Those old European mannequins are great. Another friend in Belgium (Roland V.) has some and they are equally nice and much more natural. You outfit looks even better now.

Chip
by Chip M.
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Army Museum, Ingolstadt
Replies: 2
Views: 2157

Re: Army Museum, Ingolstadt

Was there in 1978 for a week. Got to see the behind-the-scenes stuff...storage area (so many good things). A friend was working there on a Rotary scholarship. He had the run of the place. Good times.