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by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #6: Jäger Regt zu Pferde
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #6: Jäger Regt zu Pferde

Fantastic Dennis. JzP Überrock are so unique in the colour. I think you might have posted the Officer's helmet once before, but could we see it again?
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #5: Battalion Commander of Jäger-Batl.Nr.9
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Überrocking in the New Year #5: Battalion Commander of Jäger-Batl.Nr.9

My last Überrock contribution, is a FNM beautiful Überrock for the Battalion Commander of Lauenburgisches Jäger-Batl.Nr.9 (Ratzeburg) VIII Armee Korps. Yes I know the EK2 ribbon should be one button higher, but I do not 'fix' or 'alter' items in my collection. The next owner can do that when I am de...
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #4: Dragoner Regt. Königin Olga (1. Wurtt) Nr. 25
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #4: Dragoner Regt. Königin Olga (1. Wurtt) Nr. 25

Marvelous condition Überrock John. There appears to be a theme here....
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #3: Dragoner Regt. König Friedrich III (2.Schlesisches) Nr. 8
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Überrocking in the New Year #3: Dragoner Regt. König Friedrich III (2.Schlesisches) Nr. 8

To continue with the Überrock theme with John M., here is an old friend in superb condition. It is a Hauptmann (Captain) in Dragoner Regt. König Friedrich III (2.Schlesisches) Nr. 8 VI Armee - Korps Kreuzburg/Berstadt/Namslau. I've had the Überrock for many years, but recently 'upgraded' the Dragone...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #2: Garde Grenadier Regiment Nr. 5
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #2: Garde Grenadier Regiment Nr. 5

Superb. That beautiful set has the three things you want to see:

1. Condition
2. Condition
3. Condition

Nicely done. Very unique to see an Überrock made from twill material that is not Bayern.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1

John Waffenrock etc. are not 'flipped and stitched' on the bottom hem. Only units with piping along the bottom are sewn. Examples would be all Saxon tunics (of any sort), all Ulanen Ulanka, all Husaren Attila etc. Any tunics without bottom hem piping, have typically the raw edge of the wool as the h...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1

To start 2020 off, here is an absolutely superb Überrock for Achaz Wilhelm Gustav Gebhard Götz Hermann Joseph von Alvensleben who served in the prestigious Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1 (Berlin) Garde-Korps. The daily uniform for an Officer was the Überrock. I love Überrock; so elegant...
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Merry xmas
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Merry xmas

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by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

That's crazy. Like the day it was made. Not even wear to the edge of the painted surfaces. :thumbleft:
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet
Replies: 32
Views: 1828

Re: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet

// No idea what these gray washers with copper do. Looks like riveted ..// My experience has been that grey washers underneath the four domed 'faux' screw posts typical on originals. They are not actual screw posts, so they are riveted on to look like screw posts. Marvelous photo of the two helmets...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection

Very difficult to find Ersatz example. Very nice James.

It came at a terrible cost though :sad7:
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Best Shows in America Article
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Best Shows in America Article

Excellent read Peter. Very useful and informative. It's always fun to go to a US Gun Show even though I know I cannot buy any firearms.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Activation on Wehrmacht awards
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Activation on Wehrmacht awards

Good. Now you can study solid originals, and please note that they all have one similar characteristic.

Very high quality.

Here are my Imperial EK'

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by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Activation on Wehrmacht awards
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Activation on Wehrmacht awards

Willi I did not this was you as LangeKerl. If you can help him get onto the WAF that would be great. Thank you.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Activation on Wehrmacht awards
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Activation on Wehrmacht awards

I’ve been trying to get an account on there for a while but the activation never works. I don’t know how to contact them. Help! I'll email my collecting friend Glen M. and ask if he can help. If he will, I'll send you his email. In the meantime, keep trying on the WAF itself. You absolutely need to...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 30
Views: 1903

Re: A new home for my collection

Jaw dropping!!

Well done Gus!
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Crash Helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Crash Helmet

Flg Bekl (Flieger Bekleidungsamt)

Very scarce and nice example.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Lauenburgisches Jager Battalion No 9 - Officer
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Lauenburgisches Jager Battalion No 9 - Officer

That is a frosty looking officer's Tschako. Very nice. :thumbleft:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens

Methodically I am unpacking and setting up the new 'Kaiser's Bunker' in our new home. I designed two large open-face cabinets which when back-to-back, provide a total of ten large slide-out trays (five per side), each being 50" wide and 25" deep. One side has all my Feldgrau Wartime shoulder straps ...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Field cloth ersatz
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Field cloth ersatz

A difficult Ersatz pattern to find.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/feldgrau/helmets/fgh44.htm

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by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Minor Disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Minor Disaster!

A similar scenario happened to me Peter. Went into my Bunker Christmas Eve 2004 and stepped into water (Thanks a lot Santa). The external water line was not angled downward enough, it burst when it froze, and water flooded the worst possible room in the house. I removed everything (60+ mannequins go...
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon IR reserve officer
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Saxon IR reserve officer

A correct Saxon officer's Pickelhaube visor is not round, not square. It's like a bit of both. Quite unique to Saxon officers.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 30
Views: 1903

Re: A new home for my collection

:thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright: Well that got to be the most ingenious solution for a large collection I have ever seen. Brilliant. I took the hard route and built a new house of which my Bunker was an integral part of the design. Your initiative solution might have worked for me. Well done. ...
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Rare Original Photo showing a Riveted Visor Depaheg Patent Pickelhaube being worn
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Rare Original Photo showing a Riveted Visor Depaheg Patent Pickelhaube being worn

Astounding. First image I have ever seen that is evidence. Well done Alan.

Tony

Oh, killer example by the way. I don't believe mine had any manufacturers mark.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 1710

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

Spiker wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 am
//It's funny that those helmets are now the most wanted , after all ,the leader pickelhaube was always meant to shine.//
Not wanted by everyone. I consider Pickelhauben with this lacquer deterioration to be ruined. I will never have one in my collection.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 1603

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

911car wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:32 pm
//(and yes, they did have the vent on the rear spine; an exception for Dragoner)//
I did not know this.

Facinating. Thank you Bruno. :read2:
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: 492

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: 474

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: 457

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: 400

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: 1196

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: 446

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: 6226

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: 924

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: 488

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: 656

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: 488

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: 833

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: 1832

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: 889

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: 1832

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: 377

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: 1483

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: 296

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: 357

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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