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by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fake Saxon Wappen
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Fake Saxon Wappen

Those patterns of loops are also found on saddle blanket Wappens for mounted officers. I do not believe it is a replica. It's just not for a Pickelhaube.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Sword Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Sword Sale

SkipperJohn wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:11 am
Would the Jager zu Pferde have used the Model 1852 Cavalry sword pictured above?

John
Yes the JzP was in line with the other cavalry and this would have been carried by NCOs. The higher numbered JzP Refers also could have carried the WWI Ersatz sabre Kavalleriesaebel, Aushilfswaffe.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Sword Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Kaiser's Bunker Sword Sale

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/sales/DiningRoom2.jpg In our dining room for several years, have been two sword cases. We are building a new home and it has been negotiated that I can have one sword case. Not two. One sword case is better than none.... So here are the swords that I have to sell before...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: A Convoluted Deal.
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: A Convoluted Deal.

I read it all. Twice.

Good for you Ron :thumbright:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Saxon Husaren Regt. Nr. 19
Replies: 16
Views: 209

Re: Saxon Husaren Regt. Nr. 19

Hilarious! If I knew everything I'd be rocketing around the the planet in my restored British Airways Concord!

A collector is only as good as his reference books :study:
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Saxon Husaren Regt. Nr. 19
Replies: 16
Views: 209

Re: Saxon Husaren Regt. Nr. 19

Beautiful. Absolutely no doubt it is is Eigentumsstück with that interior. What a beautiful Pelzmütze!

I wrote an article on unit stamps in private purchase clothing and headgear.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/ht/eigentum.htm

Perhaps you will find it helpful. Tony
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 150th Birthday IR75 Bremen M1860
Replies: 16
Views: 2768

Re: 150th Birthday IR75 Bremen M1860

Excellent example Bernard and spot-on John for your explanation of helmets having their use extended by repair or refurbishment. Great helmet. :thumbright:
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The rarest Tschapka I've ever seen
Replies: 26
Views: 574

Re: The rarest Tschapka I've ever seen

PICKELMAX wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:48 am
Please, Tony, could you tell us who is the single maker of these helmets?
I do not know the manufacturer Maxime. I have seen perhaps four examples of the Pickelhaube over 40 years, and they are all exactly the same. Unfortunately none had a manufacturer stamp that I know of.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The rarest Tschapka I've ever seen
Replies: 26
Views: 574

Re: The rarest Tschapka I've ever seen

OK But the trim threw me off. But you know the fakes that I speak of . The trim is not leather. It's oilcloth. Only one manufacturer seemed to do this. Karel has an example and here is mine: http://www.kaisersbunker.com/feldgrau/helmets/fgh44.htm So this appears to be a Tschapka made by the same ma...
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 16046

Re: What to display with an M1842?

Nice. I thought the socket bayonet was always attached and it did not have a scabbard?

I also thought what the soldiers carried was a brass handled short sword in a scabbard for hacking wood etc.?
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 16046

Re: What to display with an M1842?

The bayonets were hand fit onto the weapon run. My barrel is 22mm. The one at JJ the interior is 20.5mm.

The problem is getting one that fits. As nice as it is, the one at JJ wouldn't have fit by 1.5mm.

What a shame, as its a very nice example.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 16046

Re: What to display with an M1842?

Witch type exactley are you looking for then can you provide a picture on the specific bayonet you are looking for I have three types of those early bayonets you might be looking for Honestly I have no idea. I don't collect bayonets. I believe there is a specific bayonet for the M1809/39 that was p...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 16046

Re: What to display with an M1842?

Eleven years later, still no bayonet for my Gewehr M.1809/39 :cry:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Wurttemberg OYV or Private purchase helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: Wurttemberg OYV or Private purchase helmet

How nice to see such a frosty Eigentums-Helm in it's original configuration. So many of these have been dealer/collector "upgraded" with incorrect brass chinscales. A beautiful example James. Nicely done. :thumbright: p
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration Question
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Restoration Question

Goo Gone cleaner. The stuff is amazing. Breaks down the molecules of adhesives.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Opinion wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Opinion wanted

15 Aug 1914 it was directed that the color of the letters/numbers were to be changed from red to dark green. The M1915 Überzug was introduced on 28 June 1915. So when I see red pre-war numbers on an M15 Überzug, I think that is a concern. And actually, it's part M1897 and part M1915 with chinstrap s...
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: What If I am Simply A Minor Writer?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: What If I am Simply A Minor Writer?

You don't see the #1 spam post Brian, as it and user have been terminated.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

Tony, this is official history. How far was the rule actually enforced I don't know. In 1914, Prussia had 8 Dragoner regiments with helmets in gold colour trim. Imagine the cost of renewing all these, or even just refurbishing old ones. Was it tolerated to wear the old helmet under the Uberzug? In ...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

911car wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Steve, the AKO of September 21st, 1915 ruled that all Prussian Dragoner helmets should be in silver trim, EM and officers', at the exception of Garde Dragoner 1 that kept the yellow gilt.
Bruno
That's fantastic! I had no idea this change occurred :o
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde De Korps Officers Helmet Quesion
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Garde De Korps Officers Helmet Quesion

Yes, Limehouse Ontario, where many rare late war rubber SS U-boat uniforms have come from....
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Photobucket Images Back!
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Photobucket Images Back!

Peter is it safe to say, that like the completely bungled launch (and collapse) of Target in Canada, the Photobucket shutdown Fiasco will be studied in University and college business classes for decades?
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Need some help in how to describe this cap
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Need some help in how to describe this cap

As said, very common to find wartime Schirmmützen where the bottom edging underneath the cap band is a different and typically cheaper material. Also very common that these have bleached out and the dye has faded, and they look much lighter in colour. Nice hat!
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: defeated casing
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: defeated casing

Thanks Steve. I am no expert, only tenacious.

AHZ Here is my casing web page, use the QUICK GUIDE and you will find your casing.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cc/
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Dunkelblau OR Feldmütze

I also vote private-purchase Tellermütze. The difference is the large overhang over the band. Krätzchen have almost a vertical shape with basically no overhang.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit

Mmm. Colours are tough. Totally agree.

The orthochromatic film of the era does not show colours accurately and can often reverse tnem. Especially red and yellow.

Yellow often looks black, so who knows? Exact time of the image is tough to pinpoint. T
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit

aicusv wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:08 am
The regiment was part of the XX Army Corps.
Eventually, yes. Only Regiment I am aware of that jumped AK and strap colour three times.

Image
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst "Militaria" Expert Ever
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Worst "Militaria" Expert Ever

So all of my helmets are actually "hats"?  I did not know that. And even if it has been dug out of a ditch, as long as it has a liner, it's "rare and valuable"? Awesome! And here I have been wasting the last 40 years collecting by Wappen and configuration, when it turns out that "Different branches ...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: tschapka
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: tschapka

I'm looking for a tschapka in good condition at a fair price, Bavarian would be nice but to be honest i would consider any that you have to offer providing of course they are original ww1. I'm fully prepared to get blanked on this one but you have to try your luck don't you . :? Tschapka are one of...
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: payday loans in HI online
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: payday loans in HI online

How sad.

I could have made her happy :cry:

Fortunately it didn't work out, as the woman I did marry, is amazing.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: payday loans in HI online
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: payday loans in HI online

How about we just delete and ban this f**king asshole instead?

Oh look. FA is gone :guns:
Pontiac9999 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:47 pm
Maybe we can all get a Payday loan to buy more pickelhaubes....lol
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Horse on eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Horse on eagle

Seriously. How many collectors can say that ?? :salute:
911car wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Thanks to all of you for the nice comments! I will try to make a nice picture of grouped IR92 helmets.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 1374

Re: The Hartmann Collection

Hi Steve, I didn't get it from Wolfe, and I think I might have got the IR92 officer while Walt was still alive, so I guess it wasn't from him now that I think about it. However, I did get a frosty M18 Stahlhelme via Wolfe that was from Walt's family, so I am privileged to have that from the Hartmann...
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Fus Artillerie regiment nr 9
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Fus Artillerie regiment nr 9

Classic example with that unique Filz Ersatz dome shape.

Superb-on-purple photography as always Ed.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 1374

Re: The Hartmann Collection

Seeing a collection like that is certainly very humbling. I am reasonably sure that is the IR92 officer that I had the privilege to own for a few years.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Horse on eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Horse on eagle

A dream Wappen for me......

Wow. Killer helmet Bruno.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain

pickelhauben wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:09 am
I have talked to a well known collector and he says that yes this was done during war time .
:bs: Don't believe everything you are told.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Fußartelleire M95 Pickelhaube and Matching Waffenrock
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Fußartelleire M95 Pickelhaube and Matching Waffenrock

I'll leave that to the next owner of this great set. For anyone in North America, I will throw in the custom made mannequin torso with adjustable height pole and helmet support. It's smaller than you might think and shipping would not be terrible. It seems there is a wearer name in the front visor o...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Fußartelleire M95 Pickelhaube and Matching Waffenrock
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Fußartelleire M95 Pickelhaube and Matching Waffenrock

I am letting another very nice matching set go from my collection. This one is a M1895 Pickelhaube for Fußartelleire (Foot Artillery) with correct matching Fußartelleire Waffenrock. The set is $1500 USD + UPS shipping. Or I will seperate them, Pickelhaube $950, Waffenrock $650. If you have questions...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen

Well, that is a standard M1895 pattern Prussian issued Eagle Wappen.

Quite odd that there are no loops for a standard Pickelhaube or tube for an Ersatz Pickelhaube. Possibly it was held onto an Ersatz helmet thought that hole?
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed May 30, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lets see your Train helmets!
Replies: 24
Views: 5143

Re: Lets see your Train helmets!

Yes, the standard troops would be silver etc. of course. Still a possibility for support troops. For example, in a Husaren Regt. the supply, cooks, medics etc. didn't wear Pelzmützen.
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue May 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lets see your Train helmets!
Replies: 24
Views: 5143

Re: Lets see your Train helmets!

Perhaps reissued to Luftschiffer-Bataillon Nr.1.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon May 28, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lets see your Train helmets!
Replies: 24
Views: 5143

Re: Lets see your Train helmets!

So you bought it.

Good for you!

I have around 15 or so Tschako, and I collect to Baden, but a Baden Train Tschako has alluded me. VERY nice to see one. Congratulations John.
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue May 15, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 17
Views: 1077

Re: We have been Spammed

Terminated and ads deleted :-x
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed May 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Lost the leader of the pack....
Replies: 15
Views: 2183

Re: Lost the leader of the pack....

Heartbreaking. No words can soften the loss of a dog.

http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed May 09, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1167

Re: Hessian glory

Beautiful helmet.

Gael would kill me if I posted a pic like that..... :pain10:
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed May 09, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1167

Re: Hessian glory

Brilliant photography as always Ed. Well done.
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue May 08, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako

Lars13 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Very nice looking Tschako. Is X. A.K. the correct Armee-Korps to have supplied this helmet? Best regards, Lars
http://www.kaisersbunker.com/gtp/New/jager0.htm
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri May 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Ciney find
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: Ciney find

That is an absolutely stunning example Ed.

Ow! Ow! My eyes!! :o

Perfect match in condition for your killer Kürassier officer.