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by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Concerns with a Prussian Officers
Replies: 8
Views: 92

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: 174

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: 174

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: 8
Views: 167

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: 198

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: 69

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: 158

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: 659

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: 92

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: 131

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: 659

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: 153

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: 268

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: 182

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: 194

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: 151

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: 731

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: 141

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: 230

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: 230

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: 322

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: 642

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: 642

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: 642

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: 21
Views: 680

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: 21
Views: 680

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: 438

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: 9
Views: 486

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: 6
Views: 266

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: 448

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: 177

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: 610

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: 610

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: 6
Views: 255

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: 527

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: 604

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: 545

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: 545

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: 595

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: 897

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: 897

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: 3141

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: 1259

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: 1259

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: 17517

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: 17517

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: 17517

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...