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by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: How to gEntly cleaning exterior of pickelhaube.
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: How to gEntly cleaning exterior of pickelhaube.

As well, a vacuum with a soft brush can make a significant difference. In many cases, it's just as you said, years of dust.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Info needed On Felt/Leather Helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Info needed On Felt/Leather Helmets

I do not believe its a typo. I believe that is an error. These are (usually) the Preußische Versuchshelm (Experimental Pickelhaube) Model 1905/06. In 1914 to meet the demands of mobilization, the stockpiled M1905/06 were re-issued to troops and are often confused with Ersatz felt Pickelhaubes that h...
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Need help with prussian Kurassierhelm
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Need help with prussian Kurassierhelm

Will a magnet stick to the spike top? Then it is just the brass base that is pre-1915. Personally, its makes complete sense to use up old stock parts, especially as the helmet was expected to be worn only with an Übeerzug (cover).
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Helmet on TV

So that's Jeff. Very nice to finally put a face to his name.

I always expected him to be taller....
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu May 09, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 491

Re: Brunswick

What matters of course is the Wappen, and that is an extremely rare textbook original Braunschweig officer's Wappen.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Coolest Avatar Contest
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Coolest Avatar Contest

Ed gets my vote as the winner so far.. This is simply a superb image.

Nice work Ed. :bravo:

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by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Belgian beer.
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: Belgian beer.

I've never been to Belgium even though I lived in Germany for a few years and go to Europe almost every year. Honestly though, my motivation for visiting Belgium would be to visit Ed and Karel. I'll happily drink whatever they suggest :drunken:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The beauty of the sleepiness of time
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: The beauty of the sleepiness of time

argonne wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:02 pm
Brian,
Not a Filz-helmet but a Filz Tschako, maybe they are more common.
Exceptionally rare Philippe. But not leather. Its coated cloth often called "Alkor" here.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Making an "all ersatz" thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Making an "all ersatz" thread?

Done. Hopefully the permissions copied. Someone make a post please and we are GTG 8)
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: In Vlaamse Velden - Netflix
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: In Vlaamse Velden - Netflix

Does anyone know does NETFLIX shows vary by country you are in? I tried finding this show with no luck in USA?? Netflix is different in every country as it's based on licencing agreements. When we are in the UK or Europe Netflix has completely different shows than in Canada. When we're in the USA N...
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Making an "all ersatz" thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Making an "all ersatz" thread?

What if I just rename the filz/felt Forum to Ersatz Helme? Then all the Filz are already there and any Ersatz Helme (tin, felt, vulcanfibre, paper, cork, pasta) can be added and they will all be in the same Forum thread. If Brian is ok with that it would take me five seconds. Then I can do a hunt an...
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: 1915-dated Prussian Filzhelm . . . or not . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: 1915-dated Prussian Filzhelm . . . or not . . .

I would say that unfortunately you bought a replica from India.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Model 1891 Württemberg Steueraufseher und Grenz-wache Helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: Model 1891 Württemberg Steueraufseher und Grenz-wache Helmet

Yes. Someone had to count those potatoes before they cross the border into Baden or Bayern. So; to understand this correctly, they were neither military nor police, but more like Customs and Tax Guard or Financial Administration? More like the customs officer you would see at an airport, than a bord...
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Busby
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Re: Busby

That is not an original. Nothing right about it. Everything home-made.
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Model 1891 Württemberg Steueraufseher und Grenz-wache Helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: Model 1891 Württemberg Steueraufseher und Grenz-wache Helmet

John the helmet sold. They were a Württemberg and as such, never wore a Reich's Kokarde.

Best reference by far is Wannenwetsch & Hilsenbeck (1993) Konigreich Wurtemberg Die militarischen Kopfbedeckungen 1869-1919. Steinach-Verlag,Reutlingen
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: Bavarian M1845/48 Artillery Raupenhelm
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Bavarian M1845/48 Artillery Raupenhelm

Purchased this one from Old Canadian Military collector Jim Godefroy or Triplane as most of us new him, he is sadly, gone now. I knew Jim Godefroy and his family very well. We were friends, and I stayed every time I had to spend a night in Montreal. Melanoma took him in July 2010. Rest in Peace Jim...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Book: A Gallery of Military Headdress
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: New Book: A Gallery of Military Headdress

Peter_Suciu wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:11 am
//Too many authors of helmet books make it seem like they were born with this knowledge. If it weren't for forums such as this one books like mine wouldn't be possible.//
Nicely said Peter :bravo:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: Model 1868 Bayerische (Bavarian) Jäger Battalion Raupenhelm
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Model 1868 Bayerische (Bavarian) Jäger Battalion Raupenhelm

Another favorite with my fondness of Jäger.

More images and standard write-up HERE

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by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: Model 1867 Sachsen (Saxon) Reiter Raupenhelm
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Model 1867 Sachsen (Saxon) Reiter Raupenhelm

Everyone should have one of these! They are magnificent.

More images and standard write up HERE

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by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 586

Re: What is this?

Done. 8)
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 586

Re: What is this?

b.loree wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Why not? Give me a week until I get home and we will set it up.
Hang on..........
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 586

Re: What is this?

SkipperJohn wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:48 pm
James --- I have got to buy that book!
John
Yes you do. Absolutely brilliant and I would suggest not even looking at a Raupenhelm purchase without it.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: My WW1 camo helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: My WW1 camo helmet

In 2008 I carried seven Pickelhauben stuffed into my carry-on bag. The security staff at the gate in LA and then again in Toronto were fascinated. At one point and had five or six standing around me getting the two-minute Pickelhaube history lesson. Then off I went. Not anymore. Prior to that in 199...
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 477

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Looks like quite a few people also think its a good one. Good luck!
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My Main finds at 2019 SOS
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: My Main finds at 2019 SOS

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:52 am
//I was very lucky on the first day to run into fellow member George Anderson and pick up this awesome Bavarian 1st Ulan Regiment Tschapka in near mint condition, //
Wow! Now that is a rare bird.

Now you can shave in your collection room. Well done! :thumb up:
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: More Pictures SOS 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: More Pictures SOS 2019

Fascinating how Paul L. Looks exactly the same in every photo. It's like his head has been photoshopped onto different photos.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Pictures SOS 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1490

Re: Pictures SOS 2019

I found the prices were very negotiable, but indeed there were a lot of parts helmets. Brian's photo of the "The Older style Kurassier lacking a liner" ended up in my collection for way less than the listed price of $975.00 US. The seller was a collector who was downsizing and wanted it to go to an...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My little collection - Pickelhauben
Replies: 121
Views: 18890

Re: My little collection - Pickelhauben

brusik1 wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:37 am
Prussian Dragoner
Marvellous :thumbright:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Concerns with a Prussian Officers
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Concerns with a Prussian Officers

No need for any concern. Beautiful correct officers Pickelhaube.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: ULAN helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: ULAN helmet

//No that front visor was never hammered flat . Looks to be a replacement visor.// Looking closely I agree now. The coreect Tschapka visor was sewn up and rolled over, this visor is cut square on the edge, so it's off a normal Pickelhaube. Sadly, some unfortunate person who doesn't know better will...
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: ULAN helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: ULAN helmet

That is a correct Tschapka liner, so it's possible the visor threads rotted and someone took it to a shoemaker who hammered it on from the front.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Any idea on regiment please guyz ?
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Any idea on regiment please guyz ?

My references are still packed, but I believe that is a metal commemorative piece with added crown for the Eisenbahn Betriebsabteilung.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Use a magnet. If it sticks, its steel.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: 111 JR SHOULDER STRAP
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: 111 JR SHOULDER STRAP

Good find. As you noted these are very difficult to locate. I am hunting for another Baden IR110 strap to go onto my Baden display and that is proving to be a tough one to find as well. Have you shown your IR111 items? Here are some of my Baden pieces: https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: SAXON TELEGREAPH BATTALION SHAKO
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: SAXON TELEGREAPH BATTALION SHAKO

The Wappen is off a post-1909 Saxon Jäger Bn. Tschako.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1545

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

// There was a big piece of direction in the form of an Ako in 1897. Clearly this had been agitated score and your example predates the Ako. And the standardization brought about. So your example predates my knowledge when I wrote this article so many years ago.// That does seem like a very long ti...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Is It A Wurtt ?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Is It A Wurtt ?

Have you looked at the loops or bolts on the back of the Wappen to see if they have been moved to accommodate the holes on the helmet? A Württemberg Wappen will typically not fit on a Prussian Pickelhaube. It's always possible of course that this was done for a reissue, but usually it's been done by...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet wappen
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Helmet wappen

kaiser wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:53 pm
I do not think that wappen is original it is crudely made in my opinion. Jonas
Must agree with Jonas. That is terrible quality. Originals are beautifully made, like jewelry.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1545

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

Superb :thumbright: Wasn't there a French collector who insisted that there was no zig-zag stitching prior to 1918? It was nonsense of course. This is marvellous. But now you have a dilemma. Überzug on and cover that superb Wappen? Or off so you can see the Überzug markings? https://i.servimg.com/u/...
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Massive Württemberg Wappen from a government building
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Massive Württemberg Wappen from a government building

Unfortunately as cool as this is, there is no room in my new house for this giant Württemberg Wappen. It looks like a standard Württemberg helmet Wappen at first, but there are some differences. I bought this in 2007 and loved it, as As Württemberg is one of my favorite kingdoms, but its time to mov...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Generals come out to play
Replies: 17
Views: 1053

Re: Generals come out to play

Some General's shoulder boards would look brilliant displayed with those.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: I have Interest In This
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: I have Interest In This

That cap is not from Württemberg. Those are Prussian Kokarden that have aged. Regardless, I would recommend not bidding on this as that cap is not military.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Pickelhaube ersatz
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Pickelhaube ersatz

Pontiac9999 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:41 pm
It will probably not work for a cork helmet using this method.
Agree completely. Cork Ersatz do not lose shape, they break. You cannot piece together a broken egg. Be grateful they covered these in cloth, that is what has kept most of these together all these years.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: BADEN LANDWEHR SHAKO
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: BADEN LANDWEHR SHAKO

The Reich's Kokarde was worn after 1897 but only by Reich's assets, like all military units etc. If it was a Kingdom or Dutchy asset (like police, customs etc.) those units did not wear a Reich's Kokarde. I am not familiar with how the Landwehr fit into the heirarchy.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 1454

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

Every one of these that I have owned or seen, were marked 8JZP. No clue why, but I would be very surprised to see one marked to a Kürassier Regt. It seems they were only issued to 8 JzP. Larry is a good guy and honest dealer as well as a member of this forum! I have never heard of or seen a JZP mark...
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Slip ons?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Slip ons?

Those are not Imperial German. Possibly Third Reich?
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hussar officer boots/Husarenoffizierstiefel
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Hussar officer boots/Husarenoffizierstiefel

Ah. Right. HR14. When you add cyphers to shoulder straps or boards, you have two problems. 1st is to find original cyphers (good luck) and 2nd you cannot "un-fade' the cloth or wire bullion under the cyphers. It is standard for cloth insignia collectors to gently look under cyphers for brighter clot...