Search found 859 matches

by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

Great thread!
I learned a lot from this. I wonder if there is a way to reverse the process and return the helmet to it's original finish.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Officers helmet

Seller did send me additional pics but all were not of quality pixels and I asked what's the flaws and he claimed besides one missing stars, all correct and original. Chinscale and rosettes were reproduction and three sets of mounting holes. Sent him email and no reply. I am not upset with receivin...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Officers helmet

okay guys, I am the sucker who bought this helmet. On pickelhaubes.com, I trust members who are mostly collectors treat each other with utmost honesty and listing all the plus and flaws of a haube that we are selling. I have many dealings on this forum and never have any issue till this recent purc...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment

Hi markings John. I always like them with markings. The liner is a restitched right? I believe that the liner has been untouched since the helmet became a Model 1891. Judging by the markings I would say that the liner was restitched when the helmet was modified from a Model 1887. I probably could h...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment

I recently found this jewel marked to Infanterie Regiment Freiherr von Sparr (3.Westfälisches) Nr.16 stationed in Köln and attached to the VII Armee Korps: https://i.imgur.com/kRDn9za.jpg It is a Model 1891 in every way, probably upgraded from a previous Model 1887: https://i.imgur.com/CRL2PW6.jpg T...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019

Does anyone know the dealer selling the Landwehr Tschako?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Model 1895; Jaeger Tschako Magdeburgische Jäger Bataillon 4
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Model 1895; Jaeger Tschako Magdeburgische Jäger Bataillon 4

I didn't get an answer to my pm.
Is this still for sale or has it sold?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

Could it be a chemical residue left in the leather from the tanning process that, after a 100 years, has finally migrated out to the surface?
Just a thought.

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

Sandmann wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:55 am
I would buy it :D :bravo:
I would too! Where can we get one of these?

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1860 Confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 103

1860 Confusion

There seems to be some confusion on Pickelhauben issued in 1860. There are differing opinions on how these helmets were outfitted and how units had these issued. Though the helmets appear much the same externally the Wappen plates and Kokarden do not seem to conform to any standard. Many of the refe...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

There is no indication that slider clips were ever attached to this helmet and the holes for the screw attachments have not been enlarged. The hole for the screw on the right side has been slightly stretched upward probably due to the stress put on it from the front visor. https://i.imgur.com/rm3xKM...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer

Beautiful Bavarian Pickelhaube with a very unusual, and rare, Kokarde.
Congratulations! Well done!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

Hello This pickelhaube was modified after 1871. All the M 1867 pickelhaube have only M1867 wappen with two sliders (never bolts). When the plate has been lost we can found two types of assembly (both with M1871 wappen) For this pickelhaube the wappen is standard Mod 1871 with threaded bolts; in thi...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 330

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Gorgeous!

John
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 330

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Beautiful Vulkanfiber helmet.
Could we get a photo straight on of the Wappen?

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 27
Views: 493

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Silver trim ? A Dragoon ? Steve McFarland I believe that Dragoon Regiments 23 and 24 both used the Hessen Wappen in silver with silver trim. Also, Hesse used a cruciform base with four equal length arms. Other than some police units, they were the only ones who did this. I questioned the vented spi...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Parts Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Parts Wanted

I need a couple of nuts. The ones I have are old, worn out, and too small for the purpose intended. Okay, now that you're done laughing, I need a couple of brass nuts for a pre-1895 Prussian Wappen. The spare ones that I have are too small for the posts and the originals have stripped threads. Does ...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: East Asia Boxer Rebellion Jāger/Train Battalion Tschako/shako
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: East Asia Boxer Rebellion Train Battalion Tschako

Wow! Great Tschako. The Wappen is extraordinarily large, but I have never seen one of these so I have nothing to base this on other than a regular Prussian or Baden Tschako.
Would this Tschako have a Feldzeichen; if so, would it be red, white, and black?

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

Bryan, Sorry it took so long to answer this post. I was away on business and, of course, the internet was not accessible. Several M1860's can be found with this Wappen. The consensus is that this type Wappen with the three vertical tail feathers "vVv" did not come out until 1867. The Wappen with all...
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Fishing Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 256

Re: Fishing Private Message

I got one too.

John :x
by SkipperJohn
Fri May 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 622

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

The spike would be easy enough to identify as a fake if you were looking closely, but the Kugel ball would be difficult. Other than the sharp edges on the locking ring I'm not certain that I could identify it as a fake. Are these made of heavier metal than the originals? What are some other identifi...
by SkipperJohn
Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 542

Re: Brunswick

Beautiful.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu May 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Showing off
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Showing off

:bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

John
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Prussian Dragoon Officer Question
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Prussian Dragoon Officer Question

aicusv wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Owner may have had a "parade helmet" as well?
So you think this might be a "Diensthelme" for everyday use?

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Prussian Dragoon Officer Question
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Prussian Dragoon Officer Question

I recently viewed a Prussian Dragoon Officer helmet with all proper fittings, a single Prussian twin ring officer's Kokarde, and the "extra" pattern officer's liner with square leather tongues used before 1880. All parts looked as if they were never removed. I would date this helmet between 1871 - 1...
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 06, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 622

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

I have seen Prussian examples of M15's with all brass hardware and removable spikes, so it's not just Württemberg.
It seems that most of the time the brass is chemically darkened on these.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Forum Picture Posting Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Forum Picture Posting Problem

Sandy, You could try this one:

https://imgur.com

It is a little difficult to size but it will work. I don't know how the iPad works with "paint" but it is very easy to size there before you save to an internet site.

John
by SkipperJohn
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

DAMN, Marine. That is a clean Model 1867. Absolutely beautiful! I do not own one yet, but a buddy of mine out in SoCal has a couple. Yours is way nicer than any I have seen. Congrats on a really nice helmet. That wappen seems remenicient of the wappen used on pre-1900 issue line cuirassier enlisted...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: French Artillery Adrian Helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 220

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: 10
Views: 252

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: 650

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: 10
Views: 252

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: 19
Views: 726

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: 10
Views: 252

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: 417

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: 17
Views: 557

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: 473

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: 3473

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: 1520

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: 1520

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: 301

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: 301

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: 301

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: 229

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: 16
Views: 484

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: 229

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: 509

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: 206

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: 20
Views: 721

Re: Couldn't leave this one behind

Nice addition!

John :bravo: