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by SkipperJohn
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: French Artillery Adrian Helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: French Artillery Adrian Helmet

This looks like an M26 Adrian to me. The rivets are the give away.
I have an M15 Artillery Adrian. I'll try to get some photos.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bismark Commemorative Coin
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Bismark Commemorative Coin

Thanks Sandy....yes very small along the rim of the reverse side A. Werner Sohne Berlin. This one is definitely silver plated but tarnished. The profile of Bismark is very well done, almost 3 dimensional. The piece is also stamped 938 on the rim to the left of his shoulder board. 938 is a mark for ...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 333

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Outstanding!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bismark Commemorative Coin
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Bismark Commemorative Coin

Better translation:
Away from the eye, or no longer seen, instead of "Close to the eye, forever close to the German heart" (I meant to say Not close to the eye)
So we would say "No longer with us 'but' forever close to the German heart".

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

Here is my new Model 1867 Prussian Infantry Pickelhaube: https://i.imgur.com/9QmVQPz.jpg It is in unbelievably good shape showing very little wear other than some minor shrinkage: https://i.imgur.com/9MSITB5.jpg Typical for all Model 1867's it has only one Kokarde: https://i.imgur.com/K7t1Hle.jpg Al...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bismark Commemorative Coin
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Bismark Commemorative Coin

I can't make out the word before Dem Auge fern, but basically it says:
Close to the eye, forever close to the German heart
to the memory of the 90th birthday
The date is obvious.

This is probably a commemorative coin celebrating Otto von Bismarck.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: 1915-dated Prussian Filzhelm . . . or not . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 211

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

I tend to agree with Amy. This looks like a Belarus copy.
I know this will sound strange --- but it looks too good to be from India.
There are always several copies from Belarus on Ebay. Some are quite convincing --- others, not so much.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

Judging by the shape of the bandeaux there is a cipher behind the Saxon plate.
Is this the only Wappen used by the school? Did the school use a Koenig Wappen or just the Fuerst?

Absolutely beautiful helmet by the way. :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Help Needed

ronaldHah wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:32 am
And just a few more Quite a lot of girls Im not as familiar with as I would like :O

As mentioned before, any help, even with just one of the girls, would really be appreciated
Boy are you on the wrong website!

John
by SkipperJohn
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Another JzP Metalhelm Comparison
Replies: 16
Views: 3316

Re: Another JzP Metalhelm Comparison

A couple of makers used a metal tag that was held on by one of the spike base studs. They could be removed if the stud nut was taken off. One maker (probably more) used a paper label in their metal helmets.
I would not think it unusual to find an M15 JzP without a maker's mark.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Model 1891 Württemberg Steueraufseher und Grenz-wache Helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: Model 1891 Württemberg Steueraufseher und Grenz-wache Helmet

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 border patrol agent.
Correct?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Model 1891 Württemberg Steueraufseher und Grenz-wache Helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: Model 1891 Württemberg Steueraufseher und Grenz-wache Helmet

Did this helmet sell? I am looking for some information on this unit. I can't find anything on the history of the Württemberg Steueraufseher und Grenz-wache (Customs and Border Guards). Were they a national asset, which would wear a Reich's Kokarde after 1897, or were they always a state asset only?...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

We can always count on Glenn to steer us straight!
Thanks Glenn!

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

I am confused, I thought a La Suite meant Royalty in pickelhauben talk? James That would make sense. I simply typed a la suite into Google translate and it identified French and said it meant one after another. I don't speak French so I had no idea. It's very interesting that this would mean Royalt...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Doesn't "a La Suite" mean one after another, or possibly following?
It doesn't seem to make sense after a title or name.

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help for article 1870-1871
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Help for article 1870-1871

These photos have been used in other posts. The IR75 is difficult to make out but it appears just under the owner's name:

Image

Here's the Kokarde:

Image

Anything else?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Spam Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Spam Issue

Amybellars wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:27 am
I agree with Alan for the activation idea.
I do too. Spam is becoming a daily issue.

John :-x
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help for article 1870-1871
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Help for article 1870-1871

I have a Bremen IR75, M1860, dated 1866 with the Maltese cross cockade, an officer's Model 1867 from GR9, and an M60 from MFR36, if that would help you.
Also an M53/60 Kurassier.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Small M15 collection
Replies: 16
Views: 355

Re: Small M15 collection

Very nice. The most I've ever purchased at one time is two.

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: imperial bayonets
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: imperial bayonets

Nice collection!

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Couldn't leave this one behind
Replies: 19
Views: 434

Re: Couldn't leave this one behind

Nice addition!

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian M15 From Illinois
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Prussian M15 From Illinois

HenryTauct wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:32 pm
I have a Zenith 12-S-568 that has just enough wear on the console that it needs a restoration. Does anyone have a recomendation for someone who does restoration in Missouri or Illinois?

Thank you
Who is this guy?
by SkipperJohn
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: any idea about this possible landwher shako?
Replies: 22
Views: 433

Re: any idea about this possible landwher shako?

Could be also a Württemberg-Tschako... Don‘t know if this seller is a good one, but he got a similar one for sale http://www.militaria-online.de/artikelnr_177 Agreed. Here's another one from Wuerttemberg: https://www.antik-buchwald.de/index.php/exponate/helme-kopfbedeckungen/wuerttemberg-tschako-um...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

I might not be so hasty. I don't know how you took such a good black light photo, but I don't see any glow at all. The glow comes from newer materials that require a fire retardant. Older cloth did not have this requirement. The glow could also come from material that had been washed in detergent wi...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: any idea about this possible landwher shako?
Replies: 22
Views: 433

Re: any idea about this possible landwher shako?

I'm still waiting to see a side view . Any chance you can get some photos of the profile?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: any idea about this possible landwher shako?
Replies: 22
Views: 433

Re: any idea about this possible landwher shako?

Somebody told me could be swedish, napoleonic period but swedish... I suppose it is possible that it's Swedish, but I doubt it. From what I have found, so far, it mostly resembles a Tschako plate from Württemberg or Westphalia. Both of these states used a bell crown Tschako, and both used a diamond...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 377

Re: What is this?

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Just arrived, nice piece.

James
When will we get some photos?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Baden Tellermütze
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Baden Tellermütze

I have to stay with my first observation then, in my eyes it has never been a schirmutze but regarding to the stiffener it was mearly a little hunch for it i guess Not a hunch --- all of my Schirmmutzen have some sort of stiffener except one. They may be metal, thick cloth, or cardboard, but usuall...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Baden Tellermütze
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Baden Tellermütze

I know its not always the case but in a chirmutze you often find a little metal stifner to give a schirmutze its high form is there in your case any sign of sutch a metal stifner being sewn in between Jonas There is no indication that a stiffener was ever sewn in and there is no sign from the front...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Baden Tellermütze
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Baden Tellermütze

Hi John, Nice Mütze, but when I see the missing sweatband at the front it looks more like a Schirmmütze to me, with the Schirm missing. Lars I disagree. The sweatband is almost entirely missing, with only about 4" remaining. The tears in the sweatband start far from where a Schirm would be sewn on ...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

I can't get a good photo under black light. Here is my fake, made and sold by Great War Militaria, sold as a replica with no deceit. https://i.imgur.com/Ik5WWGu.jpg This Feldmutze has original cockades added by me. All of the red material glows under black light and the grey wool is fuzzy. John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

I have a fake from the 1970's/80's that glows under black light. It is a definite fake and was sold as such. It's hard to explain the glow; it's not bright like white would be, but it is definitely different than any of the real stuff. I will try to capture a photo to show the difference. Not sure t...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help with New Pickelhaube
Replies: 39
Views: 999

Re: Help with New Pickelhaube

It certainly seems to have cleaned it up.
Didn't change the patina too much either.
It always worked for me.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: Bavarian M1845/48 Artillery Raupenhelm
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Bavarian M1845/48 Artillery Raupenhelm

I have never seen one configured for the military with brass visor trim fore and aft.
Nice helmet.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 377

Re: What is this?

Did anybody on this forum get the piece that started this thread?
I saw that it closed today on Ebay.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon M1895 Ersatz variant
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Saxon M1895 Ersatz variant

Amazing.
Congratulations.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: any idea about this possible landwher shako?
Replies: 22
Views: 433

Re: any idea about this possible landwher shako?

The British did supply uniforms and equipment to Prussia during wars with Napoleon. The diamond shaped plates that I have seen from that period (none were Prussian) were attached by being stitched to the front f the shako. This resulted in two small holes at each corner of the diamond. It appears t...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 377

Re: What is this?

Outstanding! Thanks Tony.

John =D> =D> =D>
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: any idea about this possible landwher shako?
Replies: 22
Views: 433

Re: any idea about this possible landwher shako?

Check out the posts I wrote on Napoleonic stuff: https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=10632 https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=11175 https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=10766 All of these items have been verified by universities, dealers, museums, a...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: any idea about this possible landwher shako?
Replies: 22
Views: 433

Re: any idea about this possible landwher shako?

The cardboard liner and bent pins shown on the inside look to be Napoleonic period. Not sure about the green linen.
I don't like the reverse of the Wappen. The solder looks new and I have not seen the use of washers in this fashion before on period pieces.
Can you get a side view?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: any idea about this possible landwher shako?
Replies: 22
Views: 433

Re: any idea about this possible landwher shako?

The cipher is from Frederick I of Prussia. The crown is also Prussian. The diamond shape of the Wappen is more French than Prussian, but these items were re-worked many times. Looks like an unusual piece. Can you provide photos of the sides and liner?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help with New Pickelhaube
Replies: 39
Views: 999

Re: Help with New Pickelhaube

Honestly I think it looks more like dried polish than verdigris.
You might try washing it off with dish soap and a soft (very soft) brush.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 377

Re: What is this?

Why not? Give me a week until I get home and we will set it up. Great! I'm sure that will be helpful to anyone researching these. I do not know how to transfer an entire thread, but here are two that you could transfer to kick it off: https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11354 https:...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 377

Re: What is this?

John- hard book to find, I will keep my eye out for you. James Hard to find puts it mildly --- try impossible. I only have the two Raupenhelm's pictured above, if you don't include the 1809 Prussian Kurassier. Do you think it would be a good idea to add a separate "Raupenhelm" section in this forum...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 377

Re: What is this?

Pardon me --- I lied.
My wife read this post and asked if I was referring to the helmet I was so disappointed with about eleven years ago. I said it was, and she said it didn't come from Germany --- it came from England.

I suppose I should have known better to start with.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 377

Re: What is this?

I found the advertisement on Ebay of the helmet originally posted in this thread and I have to admit that it looks really good. It would be very difficult to argue authenticity with this piece. Here is another example that is different than any of those above: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Antique-B...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help with New Pickelhaube
Replies: 39
Views: 999

Re: Help with New Pickelhaube

I enlarged the photo you posted showing the Wappen and I don't see the verdigris that you are talking about. If you can pool the vinegar on just the effected area and let it stand for about ten minutes that would probably be best. If the verdigris is thick and pasty use a toothpick to remove the lar...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: My WW1 camo helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: My WW1 camo helmet

How odd.
Is the spike on a Pickelhaube considered a weapon as well?

John :o :o :o
by SkipperJohn
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

When you get it shine a blacklight on the red band and the linen liner.
If they glow under blacklight I would say send it back.
If they don't I would say congratulations are in order.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 377

Re: What is this?

This is supposed to be a Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm for officers. I have been in this debate before and I am still undecided on these helmets. Here is a Model 1845 for enlisted infantry: https://i.imgur.com/TapK8xK.jpg Here is a Model 1868 for enlisted infantry: https://i.imgur.com/Z7sG2fW.jpg N...