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by SkipperJohn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Small Horde of Kokarden found in WW1 Doughboy Trunk after 100 Years
Replies: 15
Views: 174

Re: Small Horde of Kokarden found in WW1 Doughboy Trunk after 100 Years

Damn. Sorry, but the main reason I am here is because I'm a collector. I'm not here to brag or rub anything in the face of anyone here. Brian, James,and a few others here realize that I spend a considerable amount of what little precious spare time I have digging and searching for stuff to show up ...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Small Horde of Kokarden found in WW1 Doughboy Trunk after 100 Years
Replies: 15
Views: 174

Re: Small Horde of Kokarden found in WW1 Doughboy Trunk after 100 Years

ww1czechlegion wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:42 pm
I forgot to add that the 2-Prussian Feldzeichen are not for sale. Sorry it I got hopes up for anyone here.

Best Regards,

Alan
Damn.

John :(
by SkipperJohn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Small Horde of Kokarden found in WW1 Doughboy Trunk after 100 Years
Replies: 15
Views: 174

Re: Small Horde of Kokarden found in WW1 Doughboy Trunk after 100 Years

ww1czechlegion wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:37 pm
Thanks to everyone for your nice comments!

Here is a look at the 2-Prussian Feldzeichen that I also won at the same auction.

I will send Private Messages to those that have made inquiries here.

Best Regards,

Alan

Prussian Feldzeichen.jpg
I'm interested in these. Nice Feldzeichen.

John [-o<
by SkipperJohn
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Los Angeles antique shop
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Los Angeles antique shop

There used to be a fantastic shop in Pomona called "Kaiser Bill's" that had a large inventory. Unfortunately he is now out of business. I believe that so many people protested his shop that he was forced to close. I haven't been to LA for at least 10 years, but I do not remember it as being a very f...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: ULAN helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: ULAN helmet

Amy, I could be wrong on this but when I look at the photo of the left side of the helmet I think I see a hole, just behind the M91 lug, that looks like a screw post was originally attached. If the BKA made the transition to the M91 lugs they would have filled this hole. I am no expert on Tschapka's...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa
Replies: 24
Views: 309

Re: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa

John, there is no gaping hole in the helmet...that's just the loose rear visor popped away from the shell. The camera angle is deceiving. Sorry. I was talking about the spot by the Kokarde mounting hole. I see now that it is just something stuck to the helmet. Looking good so far. You are a Master!...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa
Replies: 24
Views: 309

Re: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa

I am anxious to see the finished product.
How will you repair the gaping hole on the right side?

John :(
by SkipperJohn
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Model 1866 4 Garde Regt zu Fuss Shoulder Boards
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Model 1866 4 Garde Regt zu Fuss Shoulder Boards

Model 1866 4 Garde Regt zu Fuss Officer Shoulder Boards for sale or trade. Blue underlay, silver bullion with black stripes, no number, and no cipher. https://i.imgur.com/riusmr5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/NcKOtfx.jpg Asking $80.00 US, but would prefer trade for MFR 36 enlisted shoulder boards (red wit...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian Fusilier Model 1857/60
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Prussian Fusilier Model 1857/60

Thank you for your kind comments! Here is some historical information concerning MFR 36: Initially the Prussian Füsiliers were organized as independent companies or battalions, but in 1860 the line infantry regiments 33-40 were given the title of Füsilier Regiments. The Füsilier-Regt (1.Magdeburgisc...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 298

Re: North American weather

Joe refers to my comment..." I never believed that Elvis was alive". He responds: Sacrilege :thumbsdown: and then states he has seen him panhandling in Vegas and then...he was in the 2nd Marine Div. Gulf War. To roughly translate using my Canuck brain..... basically: "Shit I saw him in Vegas panhan...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 298

Re: North American weather

joerookery wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:18 pm
joerookery wrote: ↑Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:14 pm
I never really believed that Elvis was alive!
Sacrilege :thumbsdown:
I am pretty sure I saw him pan handling in Las Vegas a few years ago.
He was in the Marine second division during the gulf war.
You lost me Joe. I don't get the reference.

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: SAXON TELEGREAPH BATTALION SHAKO
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: SAXON TELEGREAPH BATTALION SHAKO

Amy,
Take a look at this thread. We have been discussing these for a long time.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5435

John
by SkipperJohn
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: IR 36 Shoulder Strap
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: IR 36 Shoulder Strap

Steve,
PM sent.
Thanks,
John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Stamp Cuirassier helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Stamp Cuirassier helmet

I think that is "Damaschke".

See this site:
http://pickelhauben.net/spiked-helmet-maker-marks/

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: 2 Garde du Corps helmet / nice repro
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: 2 Garde du Corps helmet / nice repro

They could come from Scotland (milliput!) ... I thought that they may have come from Spikehelmets . They make very good reproductions. Not cheap by any means. Sometimes their parts are hard to distinguish from original --- especially if they have been artificially aged (faked). https://spikehelmets...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: IR 36 Shoulder Strap
Replies: 2
Views: 65

IR 36 Shoulder Strap

I am looking for a Dunkelblau 36th Regiment shoulder strap; single or a set.
They would be red with a yellow 36.
Please pm me if you have one you are willing to part with.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Is It A Wurtt ?
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Is It A Wurtt ?

Maybe the guy that stamped it had dyslexia and it was supposed to be JR 127.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: 2 Garde du Corps helmet / nice repro
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: 2 Garde du Corps helmet / nice repro

Those seem to be quality Re-Pops.
Obviously not out of India.
Who made them?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha M15 enlisted helmet
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha M15 enlisted helmet

That seems to explain LGR 8 and 36 LJR, but still doesn't seem to explain 36 LGR. John :? It´s very clear! The stamps are from the left to the right: J R153 1910 and then 36 L.J.R. IIB The second bataillon ( IIB ) of L andwehr J nfanterie R egiment 36 was mobilised in Altenburg, which was the peace...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha M15 enlisted helmet
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha M15 enlisted helmet

That seems to explain LGR 8 and 36 LJR, but still doesn't seem to explain 36 LGR.

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: EM Chinstrap With Silver Hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: EM Chinstrap With Silver Hardware

On one of my Pioneer helmets there is brass showing through the silver on one of the hangers. I believe that some of the "silver" components of Pioneer helmets were nickel plated brass instead of nickel silver alloy. Perhaps your hangers have just worn off the nickel plating. One of my spikes also a...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Generals come out to play
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Generals come out to play

Beautiful.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: I have Interest In This
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: I have Interest In This

pickelhauben wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Thanks guys .

I will back off.
PM sent.

John
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: I have Interest In This
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: I have Interest In This

This Schirmmutze has Prussian Kokarden and could possibly belong to the Garde Schützen Battalion.

Before you do anything look here:
http://www.kaisersbunker.com/ht/farben/farben8b.htm

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha M15 enlisted helmet
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha M15 enlisted helmet

LGR can stand for Lieb Grenadier Regiment, like LGR8 shown here: http://pickelhauben.net/depot-marks/ LG is for Landgendarmerie, hard to fully explain but sort of a cross between the military and the police. It is often described as the "Rural Police". I do not know if the LG was ever formed into re...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: See any problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: See any problem?

According the describtion it is the „III Bataillon der 7 Thüringer Infanterie Regiment Nr. 96“ The picture I found on Alamy is not reversed: https://www.alamy.de/stockfoto-einen-helm-fur-reserveoffiziere-die-iii-bataillon-der-7-thuringer-infanterie-regiment-nr-96-leder-schadel-mit-vergoldeten-tomba...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: See any problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: See any problem?

Pontiac9999 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:59 pm
Definitely a reversed picture, that's all
What Wappen is that?

John :o
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: See any problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: See any problem?

Well I'm not sure what that Wappen plate is and I can't make out what is printed on the reserve cross, but the most glaring issue is that the Wappen is backwards. The scepter and orb are reversed and the eagle is facing the wrong direction.
Reversed negative perhaps?

John :o
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Pickelhaube ersatz
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Pickelhaube ersatz

I would vote to leave it alone.
Rare helmet, wonderful find.

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha M15 enlisted helmet
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha M15 enlisted helmet

That is a fantastic helmet. Certainly one you don't see every day.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon M15 Pickelhaube Unit Marked to 12th Pioneer Batallion
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Saxon M15 Pickelhaube Unit Marked to 12th Pioneer Batallion

Did the earlier Saxon pioneer's have silver hardware ? I would imagine that they were. Nice helmet. Yes, the Saxon Pioneer Wappen was reversed; gild on silver instead of silver on gild, and all of the fittings were nickel instead of brass. The chinscales remained brass. Nice helmet! John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Help Needed

Glennj wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:08 pm
John,

white underlay and a “gold” 9 throughout the period of wear of the model 1866 shoulder boards.

Regards
Glenn
Thanks Glenn. Was the nine a "9" or an "IX"?
Do you know if the epaulets were also white and were they bordered with gold or silver braid?

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 731

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

it may say something Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr. 8 from Wikipedia: " the uniform: The uniform was modeled after the style of the cuirassiers. The tunic was gray-green with Swedish serves. Collar, cuffs and lugs were light green, while the badge color was white. The buttons were white, boots and le...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 731

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

My understanding is that there were only 8 Kürassier regiments and, other than Kürassier regiment 1, they were all equipped the same. There were some differences in the Kürassier regiment 1 helmet; officer's chinscales, Wappen, etc. but not in basic helmet design. There were 13 Jäger zu Pferde regim...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 731

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

it may say something Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr. 8 from Wikipedia: " the uniform: The uniform was modeled after the style of the cuirassiers. The tunic was gray-green with Swedish serves. Collar, cuffs and lugs were light green, while the badge color was white. The buttons were white, boots and le...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 731

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

Very interesting. Why would the 8th JzP purposely choose a Kurassier style ersatz helmet? If they were only issued to the 8th JzP wouldn't it have been just as easy to stamp out a JzP style helmet? Unless these were in reserve, refurbished, or re-purposed, and nothing else was available it doesn't s...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 731

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

Stewart's Military Antiques is in Phoenix, where I live. He is a reputable dealer. That these helmets were issued to the JzP is news to me. I have never heard that before. Also, the majority of these helmets were stamped out of a single sheet of metal. This one appears to have the lobster tail rivet...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 731

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

[/quote] the helmet is not yet with me, as soon as the helmet comes, I take a few photos. there is a stamp 8.J.P, as I understand it, the helmet was for Jäger zu Pferde [/quote] That is very strange. This is a Kurassier helmet, not JzP. The 8 JP mark does not match. It must have been misread. Anxiou...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 731

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

These helmets are discussed on page 92 of Johansson's book Pickelhauben and on page 74 of Kube's book Militaria . The examples that I have seen and read about have pressed rivets for the spike base as well as pressed shell rivets. Your spike base looks 100% authentic for this type of helmet even tho...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: DMAG
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: DMAG

Great job finding this Edwin!!!!!
It sure didn't look like a manufacturer's stamp to me, not ornate enough I guess.
Glad you figured it out. I'll bet Amy is pleased.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: "My American Cousin"
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: "My American Cousin"

Gorgeous!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: DMAG
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: DMAG

Amy, I have exhausted all of my resources trying to find out what "DMAG" means, and I have come up with nothing. It looks like a depot mark; like "BAX", but I can't find any similar. I seriously doubt that it is a manufacturers mark or a unit mark. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I do agree that i...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Help Needed

Is anyone familiar with Model 1866 Officer shoulder boards? Specifically I am looking for information on junior officer shoulder boards for the 9th Grenadier Regiment. I have used this website for information, but it is not detailed for every unit: http://www.germandaggers.com/Gallery/CT0W.php Can a...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: My Christmas gift from my brother
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: My Christmas gift from my brother

Congratulations on such a wonderful piece.
I have never seen a better set of Holiday mall camouflage!

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Cockade Question
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Cockade Question

I have tried to research this and can find nothing.
All of my Schirmmutze and Mutze Kokarden range in size between 18mm and 22/23mm.
I can't find any information on a Kokarde this size.
The sun helmet seems possible.

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Mini Brass Haube
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Mini Brass Haube

Wonderful find!
I love it.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spiked Helmet Garde
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Spiked Helmet Garde

It is a beautiful helmet. Congratulations.
Glad we could figure it out.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spiked Helmet Garde
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Spiked Helmet Garde

yes and no, the Semper Talis bandeau went into effect via AKO in 1889, so if helmet was before then.. James I think that we might have figured this out. The Semper Talis bandeaux went into effect in 1889. The Prussian Kokarde is on the left side of the helmet and the Pickelhaube shown has two Kokar...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spiked Helmet Garde
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Spiked Helmet Garde

Have to disagree IMO, and I may not be correct. But I have always read and been told that the 5th Garde and Garde Fusiler did not have removable spikes on OR helmets, where as 1st Garde Zu Fuss did have a removable spike for trichter…. Just my thoughts, either way it is a great find, and I also wou...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The Woe of the Vanquished
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: The Woe of the Vanquished

Very interesting.

John :thumb up: