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by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hussar officer boots/Husarenoffizierstiefel
Replies: 6
Views: 112

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...
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hussar officer boots/Husarenoffizierstiefel
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Hussar officer boots/Husarenoffizierstiefel

Magnificent Attila! To Parade no less. Husaren-Regt. König Humbert von Italien (1.Kurhessisches) Nr.13? As for the boots, it's quite common in Germany to take WWII officer's boots, and alter them into Husaren. This s not meant to deceive, but for the Kavalerie reenactment groups. Typical sign is the...
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: U.S. Pickelhaube
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: U.S. Pickelhaube

Hopefully in the USA. That helmet should never leave the United States. Peter is this the one you mentioned recently in the Mod Forum?
J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:10 pm
this is a helmet I truly would have loved to have in collection, just not the right time for funds. I am sure it went to a good home.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: busby
Replies: 25
Views: 437

Re: busby

I think that was a good choice to pass on this. It is my understanding that Pelzmützen for Other Ranks were only made in seal hide, bear hide (Braunschweig Husaren Regt. Nr.17), or in the Ersatz versions (never seen an original) out of felt. Any Pelzmützen covered in wool or any other material I con...
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: busby
Replies: 25
Views: 437

Re: busby

Just looked again, and if that is seal hide that was a freak seal as it had wool.

Please compare to any of mine. Here is a representative example.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau ... /dbh34.htm

That's hair.
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: busby
Replies: 25
Views: 437

Re: busby

I suggest you consider the advice you've received. Yes Wachmeister were entitled to wear officer Feldzeichen but that still doesn't change that nothing adds up on this Pelzmütze. It appears at best to be a parts helmet and not worth much. My additional observation, is what is it covered in? Pelzmütz...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton
Replies: 20
Views: 339

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:50 pm
/ Nice Tony, can hardly wait to see the new man cave or caves! /
Looking forward to your visit!
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton
Replies: 20
Views: 339

Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton

The end of an era. After 22 years in this beautiful small city of Fredericton New Brunswick, we are moving away to a new home in a different city. In preparation, I have been packing for several months. All the Royal Flying Corps, CEF (Canadian 1st War), steel helmets, Pickelhaube Wappens, edged wea...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Shako
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Shako

Hi Amy.

You see of course the impression of a different Preußen eagle Wappen, the glued on center to the Feldzeichen and other things etc. Priced accordingly I trust? That is a superb Wappen! Tony
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian Fusilier Model 1857/60
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Prussian Fusilier Model 1857/60

What an absolutely magnificent helmet! It is very uncommon to find a M1860 Wappen with the 1860 Bandeau as part of the stamping. Unmistakable with those tail feathers and solid area between winged and legs. A modified M1860 Wappen with the soldered-on Bandeau as mentioned is the norm. Again, fantast...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Break In Berlin
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Break In Berlin

I could write page after page after page about what to see and do in Berlin. I absolutely love Berlin. As your only there for four days, you really have to go on a guided English bus tour to start, as it will point out many of the major historical sites. Then are things you must see, such as: Reichs...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube

I see it now, got the link to work. Textbook Ersatz fibre. Very difficult to find. :thumbright:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Rare Officer's Pickelhaube Wappen for IR95 and IR153
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Rare Officer's Pickelhaube Wappen for IR95 and IR153

Can't afford a $5000 Pickelhaube for IR95 or IR153? Here is a beautiful officer's Wappen for IR95 and IR153. Silver Sachsen Wappen (with laurel leaves on both sides) on FUERST eagle worn by 6. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regt. Nr.95 XI Armee Korps. This Wappen was worn by two Dutchies who formed the Re...
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg

I'm pleased you all enjoyed looking at this helmet and appreciate the comments. It is only the second M1891 I have ever come across. They are very difficult to find in any configuration.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg

Here is a gem. An untouched Model 1891 Württemberg Infantry issued Pickelhaube. And if that's not enough, it has very unique M91 mounts on the chinstrap, and a very interesting issue stamp,. The stamp appears to be I.B. or J.B. I.B. being Kommando der Infanterie-Brigade. However, the rear visor stam...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Basket Case Felts Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Basket Case Felts Wanted

I have a felt Ersatz shell here, no liner. I've sent you an email, let me know you received it please. Tony
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben for Enlisted men M15/M95
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Pickelhauben for Enlisted men M15/M95

Nice, we did this once before years and years ago, I am sure those photo's are long gone. Here is the old thread that started the Dunkelblau to M15 comparisons. https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3600&p=22443&hilit=comparing#p22443 Nice work Ed. I know that takes a lot of effort :b...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fake Saxon Wappen
Replies: 12
Views: 457

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: 463

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: 463

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: 437

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: 19
Views: 713

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: 19
Views: 713

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: 3028

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: 974

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: 974

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: 16953

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: 16953

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: 16953

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: 16953

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: 800

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: 444

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: 417

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: 326

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: 1107

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: 1107

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: 508

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: 781

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: 403

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: 625

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: 407

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: 327

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: 327

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: 564

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: 658

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: 599

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: 599

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: 664

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.