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by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spiked Helmet Garde
Replies: 15
Views: 228

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: 228

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: 228

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: 3
Views: 91

Re: The Woe of the Vanquished

Very interesting.

John :thumb up:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Spiked Helmet Garde
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Spiked Helmet Garde

I would say that this helmet could be attributed to one of the following units: 5th Garde-Regiment zu Fuß Garde-Korps (Spandau) Garde-Korps Garde-Füsilier-Regiment (Berlin) Garde-Korps I wouldn't worry about the brass brad for the visor. This could have easily been an in service repair. Stunning hel...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Soft Cap ID?
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Soft Cap ID?

Mike, I think the mining example is probably the closest. The one you found on Kaiser's Bunker is blue with a black band, not black on black. The style of your Schirmmutze is Model 1867 (stubby visor, pillbox shape) so mining would be more reasonable than Kraftfahr. Check out this mining officer's e...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas

Outstanding! Just beautiful.

John =D> =D> =D>
by SkipperJohn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Soft Cap ID?
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Soft Cap ID?

Just found this:

http://griffinmilitaria.com/cgi-bin/imc ... us=&title=

May be another option.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Soft Cap ID?
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Soft Cap ID?

Mike,
Good find! There is a lot more information there than I dug up.
Looks like your Schirmmutze might fall into that category.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: busby
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: busby

JzPf wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:08 pm
Saw that busby on the Griffin Militaria site listed as a senior NCO Busby for $2,750,
Now on eBay for $1,250 listed as a Wachtmeister .
Really!?
I don't often see fake stuff on the Griffin site.

John :o
by SkipperJohn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Prussian Landwehr Tschako (Befreiungskriege)
Replies: 10
Views: 4298

Re: Prussian Landwehr Tschako (Befreiungskriege)

The photos have been added once again, this time using Imgur.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mansfelder Pioneer Officer Tschako
Replies: 13
Views: 2995

Re: Mansfelder Pioneer Officer Tschako

Well picorator didn't work so the post has been updated, again, with Imgur.
Hopefully the photos will stay put this time.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: What is this?

It looks like a WW2 Major's uniform.
Not sure about the piping though.
With the absence of the eagle over the right pocket I would think Reichswehr 1920's/30's.
Just my opinion.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings
Replies: 59
Views: 40852

Re: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings

This stamp is from a Model 1857/60: https://i.imgur.com/0wnzDkh.jpg "MFR 36"; Füsilier-Regiment. General-Feldmarschall Graf Blumenthal (1.Magdeburgisches) Nr.36 (Halle, Bernburg) IV Armee Korps. This Regiment was formed on 13 December 1815. The stamp is hard pressed into the dome of the shell. John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: busby
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: busby

Thanks for the wonderful lesson guys! I do not have much interest in these, never did, but should I ever be tempted to buy one I will know better what to look for.
What a great and educational forum this is!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: OR's Kokarden
Replies: 47
Views: 19762

Re: OR's Kokarden

I have been asked to add a few photos of some older Kokarden to this post, so here they are: This is an example of the very first Prussian Kokarde to adorn a helmet: https://i.imgur.com/pJpxzDf.jpg This Kokarde is on a Model 1809 Kurassier helmet. Earlier Kokarden were worn on a tricorn hat. The 75m...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Going, but not gone yet (grin)!
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Going, but not gone yet (grin)!

Think back to all the times that someone has told you NOT to do something ---
Then go do it.

Wishing you the best.

John :(
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Soft Cap ID?
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Soft Cap ID?

There is some (very little) information out there that says the Kraftfahr (Motorized) troops of the Imperial German army wore black over black Schirmmutzen with poppy red piping. There was only one battalion in Prussia and one company sized unit in Bavaria. Some say that the Kraftfahr was not organi...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My man cave
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: My man cave

Very nice collection. I too love the old sailing ship models. I have (had) several wooden ship models myself, but space constraints and moves have taken their toll. To the depths with 'em as it were.

John :(
by SkipperJohn
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton
Replies: 20
Views: 368

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton

Still a magnificent collection despite the sales. I had to move six years ago and found that my newly assigned collection room was not as "user friendly" as the one I left. Moving is always a pain, but often quite worth the hassle. I wish you the best of luck. Enjoy your new "digs". John :bravo: :br...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Shako
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Shako

Nice Tschako.
Periodically original Feldzeichen show up on Ebay.
There are also a couple of dealers that often have originals in stock.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco

How exactly was that worn? It looks like the soldiers are wearing a type of turban underneath this straw helmet.
It looks like wearing this was a rather involved process.

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Bladensburg Veterans Memorial
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Bladensburg Veterans Memorial

Denying history does not make it go away. When you force people to your way of thinking, you have their minds, but not their hearts. https://www.legion.org/honor/243757/supreme-court-hear-legion%E2%80%99s-case-bladensburg-veterans-memorial https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/liberals-demand-offensive-...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Anazing 1 minute audio of the end of le grande guerre
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Anazing 1 minute audio of the end of le grande guerre

Just like that --- it was over, over there.

John :thumb up:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Aussie Digger Hat and WW1 Tea Tin
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Aussie Digger Hat and WW1 Tea Tin

Very nice additions.

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Baden Anyone?
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: Baden Anyone?

Holy Cow! Is there anything left for the rest of us!?

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian Fusilier Model 1857/60
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Prussian Fusilier Model 1857/60

This is one of my favorites --- and one of my best. A Prussian Model 1857/60: https://i.imgur.com/cTKmmtt.jpg The Wappen is stamped of heavy gauge brass and incorporates the "Mit Gott Für Koenig und Vaterland" bandeau. It resembles the earlier Model 1842 Wappen except for the stamped in bandeau. Ear...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer

Thanks for all of the nice comments.
I am very happy with this one.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Ludwig II Pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Ludwig II Pipe

Here is my latest find, a King Ludwig II original pipe: https://i.imgur.com/y27KS9o.jpg These have been copied and reproduced by the thousands, but there are telltale differences. The reproductions usually have either a "DBGM" mark, Deutsches Bundes-Gebrauchsmuster (German federal utility model) or ...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Prussian 171st Infantry Regiment
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Prussian 171st Infantry Regiment

This belonged to a soldier in the Ober-Elsässiches Infanterie-Regiment. Nr.171 (Colmar): https://i.imgur.com/IthEymU.jpg https://i.imgur.com/g6GAj45.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Tbx8uDC.jpg The tunic is in good condition but does have a few stains: https://i.imgur.com/svr57lY.jpg The Pickelhaube is in ex...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Bavarian 12th Infantry
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Bavarian 12th Infantry

This belonged to a soldier in the Bavarian 12th Infantry Regiment, Prinz Arnulf (Neu-Ulm): https://i.imgur.com/iwpKCFp.jpg The Tunic has some moth tracking and a few small holes: https://i.imgur.com/Pcy3NWw.jpg The top of the Schirmmutze is also effected by moth tracking and a few holes: https://i.i...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Paper Makers Labels
Replies: 29
Views: 10732

Re: Paper Makers Labels

Here's another from a private purchase Saxon Pioneer:

Image

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube

Here we go! I have created a link using John’s suggestion. Hopefully, the pictures can be accessed here: https://imgur.com/gallery/b2FitMJ Best Alex You can hit a button next to your photo in the site and add the photo directly to your post. OUTSTANDING helmet! Wonderful condition for one of those....
by SkipperJohn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube

aicusv wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:03 pm
Link got a load of pictures, none of a helmet
The link is to a photo download site, like photobucket, except it works.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube

I can't wait to see the photos of this helmet.
You might try https://imgur.com/

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Website
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Website

Has anybody seen this website:

http://quanonline.com/military/military ... pickle.php

Must be a joke.

John [-(
by SkipperJohn
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Here dead we lie
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Here dead we lie

Every Veteran understands that.
Excellent job.

John :-k
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019 Update
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: SOS 2019 Update

I have never been to SOS, but I always enjoy seeing the write-ups and the photos you guys share.
What happened?
I can't see the bottom line problem from the posts above. What is causing the issue?

John :(
by SkipperJohn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What does the marking stand for?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: What does the marking stand for?

That's what it's for. Glad I could help. Here are some websites commonly used, just in case you missed some: http://www.kaisersbunker.com/ http://pickelhauben.net/ www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de http://www.kuerassierregimenter.de/ http://www.terraculturae.com/ Please add to the list if you like. There ar...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: White Württemberg PB13
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: White Württemberg PB13

Excellent job on the article.
Outstanding helmet!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What does the marking stand for?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: What does the marking stand for?

If the helmet has a gilt Grenadier Adler Wappen it would be marked to the 8th field artillery. If the helmet has a gilt line Adler Wappen it belongs to the 8th foot artillery out of Metz. Also the field artillery would have used curved chinscales. The foot artillery used flat chinscales. A.F. and F....
by SkipperJohn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Sex in the Great War
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Sex in the Great War

"How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Par'e'e'"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYflT3h6lCQ

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Unit framed picture
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Unit framed picture

Very nice. I just can't understand how you missed it!?!?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Generale
Replies: 21
Views: 502

Re: Generale

Outstanding!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misc. Kokarden, any ideas?
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Misc. Kokarden, any ideas?

I believe that this Kokarde may be from Reuss or Waldeck.
Judging by the size it is likely for an early tschako.

Hamburg used a similar Kokarde about 1850, but I think it was made of wool.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Help with identification? Never seen one. Thanks! 20"x10"
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Help with identification? Never seen one. Thanks! 20"x10"

It looks like an old cast iron door stop.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Naval NCO
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Naval NCO

Well here's an idea: The uniform I own belonged to an Ober-Matrose and did not incorporate the gilt lace of an NCO: https://i.imgur.com/0JPU0EQ.jpg The sailors in this photo appear to be NCO's and their sleeves have the gilt lace: https://i.imgur.com/WFMV6X2.jpg I don't know if the German Navy had a...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Naval NCO
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Naval NCO

Check out this website:

http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk/

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Vulkanfiber Prussian Infantry Officer

Here is my latest acquisition, a Prussian Infantry Officer's Pickelhaube made of Vulkanfiber: https://i.imgur.com/3bfHWeu.jpg This helmet is not dated but it was likely manufactured in 1914 or 1915: https://i.imgur.com/1vhXTva.jpg The Wappen is crisp and is a very thin stamping: https://i.imgur.com/...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wappen nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Wappen nuts

I may have a couple.
Do you only need two?
Amy is quite correct about the differences in thread. PM me with photos of the Wappen posts.

John :)