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by SkipperJohn
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Two new M71's
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Two new M71's

Beautiful.
I always like the old ones.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Garde Kurassier Regiment Band Bass Trumpet
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Garde Kurassier Regiment Band Bass Trumpet

That is something you definitely don't see everyday.
Congratulations!!!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

Stunning!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

OK...can we clarify...are you logging in from a business/office computer?? I have never had a problem logging in from my at home personal computer. In the past we did have members who were part of the US civil service and they were blocked. So if you fall into that category of a private business or...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: New Garde Brass desk piece
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: New Garde Brass desk piece

Congratulations James!
I see you got it. It looks like a very nice piece.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: hi from france
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: hi from france

Welcome aboard!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

I got permanently banned today. I finally got in this evening (obviously), but something weird is going on. I have to log on every time I go to "Board index" and it says that I am permanently banned three or four times before it lets me in. I have also noticed that we are getting spammed more than e...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: How do you delete personal messages?
Replies: 1
Views: 303

How do you delete personal messages?

It seems that I can no longer delete my messages.
The inbox is getting full, so I need to get rid of some old messages.
When I mark the box it turns blue and I get the check mark but there is no longer a delete button.

John
by SkipperJohn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Felt Ersatz Shako
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Bavarian Felt Ersatz Shako

Congratulations on a wonderful find!
Those are hard to come by.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M.1860 15.I.R. EM
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: M.1860 15.I.R. EM

b.loree wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:49 pm
I believe that is a new maker for us. The only stamped maker like that so far has been Clemens.
One of my M1860's is stamped J.B. Dotti.
I added it to Colonel J's list.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M.1860 15.I.R. EM
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: M.1860 15.I.R. EM

It is an absolutely beautiful helmet.
I love the older stuff.
My example with a painted felt Kokarde is here:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12354

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M.1860 15.I.R. EM
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: M.1860 15.I.R. EM

15 IR used a standard Prussian Wappen, gilt line eagle, without the cipher.
The date may be from the earlier M1857 helmet, before it was cut down.
The Kokarde is beautiful, as is the entire helmet. Is it leather or painted felt?

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Brass EM Reserve Or Landwehr Plate Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Brass EM Reserve Plate Wanted

That's a pretty broad question.
What state and what year do you need?

I have a very nice, chocolate brown patina, M1895 (loops) Prussian Wappen if you need one.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Helmet marking

Super items gentlemen! Amy are you going to try and put that helmet back to Garde Arty? Yes, I am going to put it back. Initially, I was only shown the pic of the KBAG marking so I bought it and when it arrived, I just did not give it a priority but am going to do so the week after. :) Amy, I've go...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Steve's JR 115 Officer Helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Steve's JR 115 Officer Helmet

Wonderful!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: LEGO WWI
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: LEGO WWI

I think you will find a lot of Marines that believe Boeing should ban the real thing.

S/F
John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: July 19, 1870
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: July 19, 1870

Yes! All started from a mischievous telegram, the famous "Ems dispatch", sent July 13th. Yes, and it all could have been avoided since Prince Leopold had already refused the candidacy for the Spanish throne on 11 July 1870. France demanded pointless guarantees that no Prince from the house of Hohen...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: JzP Question
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: JzP Question

Thank you.

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: JzP Question
Replies: 4
Views: 855

JzP Question

Enlisted members of Jäger zu Pferde Regiments 9 through 13 wore a leather model 1895 Dragoon Pickelhaube instead of a Metalhelm. Does anyone have any historic evidence, photographic or otherwise, of officer's in these units wearing a leather Dragoon style Pickelhaube? Officers would have had to purc...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Police Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Bavarian Police Pickelhaube

Wonderful helmet!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: FAR 10/46 Wappen
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: FAR 10/46 Wappen

Jeremy, Your Wappen has a soldered on bandeaux, and I have found when Wappens are updated in such a fashion they can be a bit of a mess. Even some "specialty" Wappens can be pretty messy on the reverse side. This is an example of an M42 Wappen updated to 1860 regulations: https://i.imgur.com/CGYwRo1...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted JzP Regt 5
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Enlisted JzP Regt 5

Beautiful helmet!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 27
Views: 2044

Re: Death of a Forum Member

A terrible tragedy.
He will be missed.

John
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Leib Garde Hussars. Pass in Review! Eyes Right!!
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Leib Garde Hussars. Pass in Review! Eyes Right!!

Is the troop in front, just left of center, a woman?!

John :o
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Pickelhaube dressing/polish enquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Pickelhaube dressing/polish enquiry

Read this post:

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=14147

I had asked the same question and the responses I got are in this post.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Re: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle

Here's a gent posing with a Gew88 from the 103rd Landwehr:

Image

He is wearing a model 1907/10 Feldrock illustrating the extended lifespan of the Gewehr 88 even after the Gewehr 98 was fielded.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Leib Kurassier Enlisted Helmet and Ringkragen
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Leib Kurassier Enlisted Helmet and Ringkragen

I reget to say Bob that in my opinion the Wappen falls well short of an issued Wappen of any type from the Imperial era. Tony, I need some help with this. I have blown up the photos and I don't think I'm seeing what you are seeing. The front of the Wappen looks like it has been polished to within a...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: WTB: Complete GM-15 and other German Gas Masks
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Re: WTB: Complete GM-15 and other German Gas Masks

Here's a GM17: https://www.treasure-hunt.nl/product/2040944/m17-gasmasker-compleet John :) Howdy John, Happy 4th of July to you, wherever you are! :guns: Thanks for the lead on the GM-17. I have to admit, its a rather nice example; but, the strap damage is a little detracting at that pricepoint, ev...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia
Replies: 13
Views: 728

Re: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia

A wonderful one-of-a-kind item.
Magnificent!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Some harder to find Uberzugs
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Re: Some harder to find Uberzugs

Outstanding collection James!
Please refresh my memory --- what does D.R.P. stand for?

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Searching for a Prussian artillery haube
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Searching for a Prussian artillery haube

Here's one:

https://www.treasure-hunt.nl/product/20 ... anschappen

Judging by the liner it's a private purchase helmet. It's an M95 and not an M15.

Good luck,

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover

Beautiful example.
Congratulations.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: 1916 Pattern Stalhelm
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: 1916 Pattern Stalhelm

That is a very nice M1916.
The liner has probably been out several times.
I believe that the liners were removed in the field, rinsed, and then re-installed.
We do the same thing on military helmets now. They get pretty nasty after a few weeks, or months.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?
Replies: 9
Views: 3385

Re: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?

A new addition:

1871 Prussian Garde Foot Artillery with private purchase schirmmütze:

Image

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie
Replies: 14
Views: 3880

Re: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie

Thank you for your comments!
Now it's a set:

Image

The Schirmmütze has the thick piping indicative of 1870's production.
The belt buckle is the pre-1895, 50mm, type.
The Medal is the Kriegsdenkmünze für Kämpfer 1870/1871.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/1871 --- Complete Set
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/1871 --- Complete Set

Germany’s memorial medals were issued in a similar fashion to campaign medals in the U.S. military. Everybody who served in the Franco-Prussian War, in any theater of the conflict, was awarded one. A civilian version of the medal was also awarded to those who showed honorable or meritorious service ...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 1510

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

I remember that it took me almost three years to pay off my initial issue. Coert, It is interesting that we talked about officers having to purchase their own uniforms. Just the other day I was talking to my wife and I told her that I could still get into my Marine Corps dress blues --- if I use an...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 1510

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

Yes John, I now know that, have been looking in my reference book about Officer helmets by Stubbs, which I bought from James recently just now. And Amy has one in her profile picture also. :) Do you know if officer helmets were mostly private purchased? I am more into OR helmets so had nu clue, unt...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 1510

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

That spike is not too tall.
Many officers private purchased helmets had extremely tall spikes.
It looks good in your collection.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 1510

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

Congratulations Coert!
Beautiful helmet.
If the stars are replacements, originals shouldn't be to difficult to find.
Watch out for that spike! It's tall enough to be dangerous! :D

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Erinnerungskreuz 1866 - Complete Set
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Erinnerungskreuz 1866 - Complete Set

Very nice set John, also, nice to hear you finally located a non combattant one at last. I know you have been looking for one for some years. :bravo: :bravo: Greetings, Coert. :) Thanks Coert! You are very correct. I have been looking for the non-combatant version for a long, long time. I found a c...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Erinnerungskreuz 1866 - Complete Set
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Erinnerungskreuz 1866 - Complete Set

Prussia’s memorial crosses were awarded in a similar fashion to campaign medals in the U.S. military. Everybody who served in a campaign, a particular battle, or in any theater of the conflict was awarded one. A civilian version of the medal was also awarded to those who showed honorable or meritori...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Re: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle

Thanks for the responses! Here are a couple of Youtube videos that give a complete run down of this weapon's convoluted history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeqn905ccRE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMs5RRTpEPw It takes about an hour to watch them both, but I strongly recommend them. John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME
Replies: 16
Views: 2970

Re: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME

OOH-RAH!

John :wink:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tschapka.
Replies: 20
Views: 2127

Re: Prussian Tschapka.

Nice find Coert!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME
Replies: 16
Views: 2970

Re: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME

// It was in the days before the internet and some "expert" told me that they never used stitched leather around the bottom edge of a felt or cloth Pickelhaube. // I would agree with that person who told you that John. The fakes use leather to imitate the trim on cloth covered felt Ersatz Pickehaub...