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by SkipperJohn
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for arched Chin Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Looking for arched Chin Scale

Here are two sets that I found on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Casque-%C3%A0-pointe-Spikelmet-pickelhaub-Jugulaires-%C3%A0-%C3%A9cailles-bomb%C3%A9es-mod%C3%A8le-95/293424130104?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Helmet-Tip-Spikelmet-Pickelhaub-Jugu...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

Okay, I'm convinced that this helmet must have been used by the Eisenbahn troops or the Kraftfahr (motor transport) troops. I have had this helmet for about 11 years which means I bought it during the internet days, and I thought that I did a pretty good job of researching it before I bought it. App...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

I obtained some more information concerning the configuration of this helmet from a fellow forum member, collector, dealer, and friend. He looked in yet another resource, The German Pioneers, Technical Troops and Train from 1871-1914-Uniforms and Equipment. and found the following: The name of the b...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

I appreciate your input and I have done a little more research. Apparently Eisenbahn Regiment 1, Companies 7 and 8, wore a Pickelhaube with silver Sachsen star and gold Wappen prior to 1913, as mentioned above. After 1913 these Companies became part of ER2 and continued to wear the same Haube. The 2...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

[/quote] That is correct, John. All 30 Pioneer battalions wore yellow metal chinscales... except for the two saxon ones. I will be happy to learn something if someone can prove me wrong though... You wrote you knew your unmarked helmet was for pioneers when you got it. How can you tell? I am interes...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

I have had this privately purchased Sachsen Pionier Pickelhaube for several years. It is not unit marked but it had to come from Sachsen Pionier Battalion Nr. 12 (Pima), or Sachsen Pioneer Battalion Nr. 22 (Riesa): John, it can also come from GR100 (even better...). Whatever it is, GR or Pioneer, t...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

I have had this privately purchased Sachsen Pionier Pickelhaube for several years. It is not unit marked but it had to come from Sachsen Pionier Battalion Nr. 12 (Pima), or Sachsen Pioneer Battalion Nr. 22 (Riesa): https://i.imgur.com/eBgcMMs.jpg The helmet is a standard private purchase type with a...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1

Thanks Tony. When I read your article here:
kaisersbunker.com/gtp/waffenrock.htm
I think I made the assumption that "raw edge" meant that it wasn't piped, not that it wasn't sewn.
Thanks, always great info.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1

Absolutely gorgeous Tony! It is a terrific pristine set. I have a question about the Überrock. It appears on your website that the bottom edge of the Überrock is unsewn, not hemmed. I could be completely wrong about this but it did bring up my question. I have two tunics that are unsewn along the bo...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT

Very nice Amy! I have a rolled edge felt with chemically darkened and painted fittings. John :bravo: Oh John, cmon, show pics of the rolled-edge. They are hard to get and what's more chemically darkened. Wow, show it !!!! I want pics!! :eek: :eek: I promise to get it posted soon. Anyway, there is a...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME

Congratulations Amy! I saw one of these once, many years ago, but did not buy it. 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 could kick myself for believing some of the advice I heard...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT

Very nice Amy!
I have a rolled edge felt with chemically darkened and painted fittings.

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube

Alan, I have a Saxon Pioneer helmet with a strange configuration as well. I posted the Kokarde of mine once in the enlisted Kokarden post, but the photo disappeared. I will try to put in another post on my helmet soon. You have a nice helmet, and judging by the fit and trim, it would be hard to argu...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet

I think finding ones of these may be an impossible task. With a little help this may work. It is selling on the French e-bay. https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Casque-a-pointe-spikehelmet-pickelhaube-JONC-arriere-ARTLLERIE-1895-TROUPE/223845130199?hash=item341e359fd7:g:ciAAAOSwXiVeGMP7 Thanks. I might give t...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet

Hey John, I don't have the rear spine for kit helmet. They are sized as well I have about 5 kit helmets and the sizes are different. The rear spine sit lower and they have two screw posts, one near the tip and the other one at the bottom. How did you manage to get a kit helmet without the rear spin...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet

Remember rear spines come in sizes. I know that is true for a standard M95 or M15 helmet. I am not sure if the rear spines for tin kit helmets were sized. From what I have seen it seems that the rear spine on kit helmets just sits lower on the rear neck guard on smaller sizes than it does on larger...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet

Amybellars wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:22 am
John, let me go home to see if I have one
Thank you Amy.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet

I am looking for a rear spine for a Prussian tin kit helmet.
If anybody has one please let me know.

John [-o<
by SkipperJohn
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Infantry Regt. Prinz Freidrich der Niederlande (2. Westfaliches) Nr. 15 Unteroffizier
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Infantry Regt. Prinz Freidrich der Niederlande (2. Westfaliches) Nr. 15 NCO

Sorry, I am adding to the confusion by using the term "NCO". I should have used the correct German rank of "Unteroffizier" when describing the uniform rank itself. In my particular grouping, this "Unteroffizier" is wearing the standard issued mannschaften pickelhaube with the standard issued cockad...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Unbelievable!
Congratulations on this un-issued jewel.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Merry xmas
Replies: 14
Views: 234

Re: Merry xmas

Merry Christmas, and a joyful 2020!

John :reindeer: :santa: :reindeer: :santa:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 744

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Hi Amy, I will give instructions for you and anyone else reading. 1. Have the images saved to your computer 2. When logged into Imgur, click on the letter with your initial in the upper right hand corner, then select "images" on the dropdown list. 3. This will bring you to a new page, select "Add I...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 744

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Looks like you got it.
Nice helmet!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 744

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Steglitz wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:45 pm
Hello,

Having the same issue, could someone tell me how exactly to import?

Kind Regards,

Joe
You have to go to an outside site and post your photos.
I use imgur.com.
You need to size your photo, save it in imgur, and then post it into the forum.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: More Helmets For Sale - ALL SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: More Helmets For Sale

I do not think this Dragoner helmet is a 1891 model: - Side posts of the 95 - not 91 - type - Spine attachment to the rear bill with a square nut - Grommeted holes to attach the eagle If it was born a M91, it was fully updated later, with the exception of the spike. Why not? The difference was hard...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: More Helmets For Sale - ALL SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: More Helmets For Sale

The twist shutter, open and closed vents, was standard on all helmets until 1895. Both the Model 1887 and Model 1891 had the close-able vents. I believe that the Dragoon is a Model 1891, but the Baden is a Model 1871 --- no slider vent, close-able spike vent, screw posts for the chinscales, and a si...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 2. Hannoversches Ulanen-Regt. Nr. 14 Officer
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: 2. Hannoversches Ulanen-Regt. Nr. 14 Officer

Beautiful set.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection

Wonderful, and very hard to find.

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Sea Battalions
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Sea Battalions

Gorgeous!

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 744

Re: Problems posting pictures?

I think the problem is with attaching photos.

Image

It doesn't seem to be a problem with importing photos.

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet
Replies: 32
Views: 1817

Re: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet

I think the helmet looks great, but I have a somewhat unrelated question:
When was the top eagle authorized for wear on these helmets?
I believe that the lion on top of Saxon Garde Regiments was authorized in 1876, but when was the Prussian Garde authorized to wear the eagle?

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Outbox
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Outbox

This has been an ongoing issue as mentioned above. It really gets frustrating when you are trying to contact someone in a timely fashion.
If Peter S. and Stuka F. read this post please know that I sent you both a pm concerning Belgian stuff.

John :( :( :(
by SkipperJohn
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 32 Reich Kokarden
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: 32 Reich Kokarden

Wow! Where in the world did you find those?
I consider myself extremely lucky if I find just one new old stock Kockarde.

Excellent!
John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.

You have had some magnificent finds lately.
Congratulations Coert!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet

Very nice!
A hard to find helmet.
Congratulations.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My (all original) German Collection
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: My (all original) German Collection

Outstanding!
Definitely a good start.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer
Replies: 17
Views: 614

Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Beautiful helmet! Congratulations!
Vulkanfiber is amazing stuff. It can look new after 100 years.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian police helmet (arrived)
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Bavarian police helmet (arrived)

Hello guys, I have been doing research on the helmet and haven’t found any silver colored ones before, is there anything different about them? Did a specific group wear them? What are they? Thank you! That seems odd. It seems to me that I have seen more silver/nickel ones than I have brass. I'm not...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Oldenburg Kokarde Question
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Oldenburg Kokarde Question

I like it, would like to see the back, but IMO I think it is good. James I'm not sure that seeing the back will help. I had to clean some material (glue and felt maybe) off of the back. There were a couple of small, light blue, drips or runs on the reverse, but they chipped off. Now the reverse sid...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Oldenburg Kokarde Question
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Oldenburg Kokarde Question

Does the red glow with a black light ? No, nothing glows under black light. The paint chips easily but does not dissolve with solvents. There is no oxidation at all, which could account for it's lighter color. Again, it matches an Oldenburg Schirmmütze Kokarde perfectly. Did Oldenburg change colors...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Officers Liner Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Officers Liner Questions

Sandmann wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:21 am
Cool idea :bravo:
For those edges there exists special scissors with profiled edges. In german called „Konturenschere“, don‘t know the english word, sorry.
https://www.kunstpark-shop.de/konturen ... bogen.html
WOW! I had no idea!
I gotta get me some of them.

John :o :o :o
by SkipperJohn
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 756

Re: Hello

Jackson,
I sent you a pm.
John
by SkipperJohn
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Officers Liner Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Officers Liner Questions

Not all officer's liners had the super detailed scalloping that your photo shows. Some were actually pretty plain.
Here are three examples that I had readily available photos of:

Image

Image

Image

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Officers Liner Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Officers Liner Questions

If you are looking to reproduce an officer's liner you can find a quality reproduction of the cloth skull here:

https://spikehelmets.pl/english/product ... ing-2.html

The scalloping on the leather liner would be tough to imitate I imagine.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 244th Marine Corps Birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Happy 244th Marine Corps Birthday

Thank you and Happy Birthday to you as well!

Semper Fi,
John
by SkipperJohn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Imperial German Regimental Flags
Topic: Does anybody know what this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Does anybody know what this is?

Looking at the edges, none appear to be designed for attaching this to any type of pole. The size is correct for a scarf of bandana of some kind. As a kid I remember my mother having a silk head scarf that was a copy of Napoleon's Guard Imperial's flag. I agree that it is definitely not a flag. I s...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: BRASS STUDS
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: BRASS STUDS

I'm sorry that I am late to this party. I don't know how I missed this. I have seen studs with tapered ends, but they are usually roughly done and tapered only on one side or slightly on both. They don't seem to match evenly or look to be manufactured that way. Perhaps just a modification for misali...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Oldenburg Kokarde Question
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Oldenburg Kokarde Question

I acquired this 1860-1871 Oldenburg Kokarde and had a question about the color. It was listed as "new/old stock" and appeared correct. It is stamped steel, magnetic (of course), standard thickness, and 57mm. I don't doubt that the Kokarde is original, I just question the color and the paint: https:/...