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by SkipperJohn
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Mützenkokarde
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Mützenkokarde

Yes, from about 1872 to 1887.

Image


See topic here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=11527

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment

Very nice. Beautiful helmet.
It appears that the spike is adaptable to a plume on this one. Does the tip of the spike unscrew?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decorated with the bust of the Tsar but what might it be?
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Decorated with the bust of the Tsar but what might it be?

That's it! I've been looking all over for one of those. It's a better mouse trap.
Actually, I don't have a clue.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: those magnificent men in there flying machines
Replies: 11
Views: 134

Re: those magnificent men in there flying machines

Just as an additional note; Hogan's Heroes used at least three different Pickelhaubes during the total run of the series. When the series first came out in black and white, what appeared to be an original Prussian model 95 was used. The closing credits did not use the iconic "cap on Pickelhaube spik...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Does anybody know what type Tschapka this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Does anybody know what type Tschapka this is?

Actually may be the very same helmet pictured John. There is a seller who listed this picture that is now just offering up the wappen and bosses with strap. Maybe he realised the helmet wasn't right but the boss/wappen were. Where did your friend purchase it from , any idea ? It is the exact same h...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: tschapka
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: tschapka

I know of one here:
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=11823
I have no idea what it is, maybe Austrian, but I know the person who has it and you could probably get it cheap.

John
by SkipperJohn
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help identifying Epaulettes
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Help identifying Epaulettes

The lightning bolts are typical of a Versuchskompanie. A direct translation would be "Experimental Company", but apparently the term was used for newer formed units like Motor Transport. If you look at this website you will see a set of epaulets for a motorized Versuchskompanie: http://www.germandag...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Flag Bearer Sleeve Patch 7th Bavarian
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Flag Bearer Sleeve Patch 7th Bavarian

Nice find.

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Just Arrived --- Spineless Felt Ersatz
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Just Arrived --- Spineless Felt Ersatz

This is probably the most common of all felt Ersatz helmets. I had seen several in the past but they were either crushed, stained, missing parts or severely over-priced. As a result I did not have one in my collection --- until I found this jewel: https://i.imgur.com/HDfDmZR.jpg The felt is still ha...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon 107th Reg't enlisted model 1895
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: Saxon 107th Reg't enlisted model 1895

Nice helmet. When I first saw the photos I thought to myself: "Those cockades are gigantic". Then I noticed that the helmet was a size 53.
Nice find! Congratulations.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 95th Regt enlisted for Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 95th Regt enlisted for Restoration

It looks like a fun project.

John =D>
by SkipperJohn
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Picorator
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Picorator

I have got the same problem now with Postimage.org. I spent hours making new photo's, updating older posts and making new posts with this site, and now, only 4 months after everything is gone. I've got better this to do in life than spending hours behind my PC fixing everything and seeing them go i...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Ancestor's Pickelhaube
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Ancestor's Pickelhaube

I would suggest that this soldier was a Fähnrich or an Unteroffiziere mit Portepee. OYV's were not automatically authorized to wear officer Kokarden or a Portapee. This soldier has both. OYV's becoming Officer Aspirants was, I believe, actually quite rare.
Just my thoughts,

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Picorator
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Picorator

I see that Picorator.com has followed the photobucket example.
Photos have disappeared.

John :ANGRY:
by SkipperJohn
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Helmet Plate

mjhtx52 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Thanks, militia shako plate .. from what era would this be from..
I would guess it to be from the 1880's.

Look at this post --- it may give you some insight.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=11222

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Helmet Plate

It is definitely U.S. "E Pluribus Unum" gives it away.
Unfortunately I have no idea what this would be used for.
How large is it?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 45
Views: 570

Re: Reuss

Extremely rare! Congratulations.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: DRAGOON PLATE
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: DRAGOON PLATE

by SkipperJohn
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list

Is there a helmet size marked on it? If not the 2 may well be a helmet size. It was not uncommon for some armies to take size ranges and group them together and then identify them with a single number. I not sure they still do it, but the US Marine Crops did it with enlisted uniforms. They had size...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Back in Black. Braunschweigisches IR92 Polrock and NCO Schirmmütze
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Back in Black. Braunschweigisches IR92 Polrock and NCO Schirmmütze

Wonderful --- just wonderful!
How do you find these jewels?

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German brass shell 21 cm Morser 10 or 16
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: German brass shell 21 cm Morser 10 or 16

Very nice. I have been looking for one of those for years. No success.
Every one I find has been turned into trench art.
Congratulations!

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list

I had counted the number of scales to determine size as well. This helmet is a 16 scale. I can find no numbers on the scales themselves. The largest scale count that I have seen is 18. I have 18's on my Colberg 9th Grenadier shown here: https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11419 Most ...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Belgian WWI hat
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Belgian WWI hat

Rare cap. Congratulations.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted GdC Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 2031

Re: Enlisted GdC Restoration

I cannot open the photos. When I try I get an error page.

John :(
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list

Did the chin straps come in different sizes or was it one size fits all?. That's a good question. Earlier 1843 versions did not use the ball and hook to link the chinstraps together when worn on the visor. Every Model 1853, or later, that I have seen incorporates the ball and hook and all of the ch...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list

The K.1. is for the regiment (Kürassier Regt. Nr.1), the 2. is for the squadron, and the 43. is the rack number for the helmet, or the helmet number. I was really hoping that someone could tell me what the "2" under the Kokarde is. Most of the examples that I have seen on various websites and on thi...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Model 1853/60, Leib-Kürassier-Regiment Nr. 1, Mannschaft
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Model 1853/60, Leib-Kürassier-Regiment Nr. 1, Mannschaft

Thanks for the comments guys!
I have to admit that I expected more feedback on this one than I got.
I have noticed that sometimes the older ones don't seem to spark much interest.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sachsen Schirmutze
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Sachsen Schirmutze

My reply to this post when it was listed under cloth headgear: Jonas, I am not sure what that Schirmmutze is. If I had to venture a guess, if it is from the war, I would suspect that it belonged to a train or transport unit. My bet is that it is a post war piece perhaps belonging to a veteran's unit...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Does anybody know what type Tschapka this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Does anybody know what type Tschapka this is?

I am posting this for a friend who is primarily a WW2 collector, but he came up with this recently and asked if I would be interested in it. At first I thought that it might be Austrian, but after looking at photos of Austrian Tschapkas I'm not so sure. https://i.imgur.com/u5S5qJz.jpg The leather/fi...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Communications/Telegraph Troops
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: Communications/Telegraph Troops

Brian,
I blew up the photo and I don't think the chin strap is underneath the Wappen. He just has it adjusted so tight that it is laying across the middle of the Wappen plate.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine
Replies: 20
Views: 4446

Re: Kaiserliche Marine

Updated. Photos re-posted.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Model 1853/60, Leib-Kürassier-Regiment Nr. 1, Mannschaft
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Model 1853/60, Leib-Kürassier-Regiment Nr. 1, Mannschaft

I wanted to add a couple of profile photos to show the "inverted football" shape of this helmet. Later modifications reduced the height and eliminated most of this rounded shape on the top of the dome. https://i.imgur.com/5MyovjN.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3vEhBLU.jpg Thanks for the comments. John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 101st Saxon Grenadier with a long service history
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: 101st Saxon Grenadier with a long service history

Tony,
I replied to your PM but it's still in my outbox.
Is your mailbox full?

John :(
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: EM Bavarian M95.
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: EM Bavarian M95.

Amazing condition!
I have never seen a size 53 before.

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Deco Rifles
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Deco Rifles

Pardon my stupidity, but what is a "deco" Gewehr 88 or 98?
Do you mean "non-firing"?

John :???:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: EM Saxon M95.
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: EM Saxon M95.

Nice additions Coert!

John dpeng
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Model 1853/60, Leib-Kürassier-Regiment Nr. 1, Mannschaft
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Model 1853/60, Leib-Kürassier-Regiment Nr. 1, Mannschaft

The Leib-Kürassier-Regiment, Großer Kurfürst, Schlesisches, Nr.1 (Breslau) was the oldest of all of the Prussian Heavy Cavalry, Kürassier, regiments having been formed in 1674. They adopted the Kürassier Metalhelm in 1843. The Model 1843 Kürassierhelm was massive and had the front visor attached to ...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts

I am using Imgur now and have had no problems what-so-ever.
I am very plesed with them: easy to use, never erase, free, etc.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 101st Saxon Grenadier with a long service history
Replies: 8
Views: 282

101st Saxon Grenadier with a long service history

Saxony did not adopt the Pickelhaube until 1867. This is a Model 1867 from the Kgl. Sächs. 2. Grenadier-Regt. Kaiser Wilhelm, König von Preußen Nr.101 (Dresden) XII Armee Korps: https://i.imgur.com/m0UYmiF.jpg The Wappen is the standard enlisted type as are all of the fittings, including the trichte...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Study of the screws and nuts of the Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 10193

Re: Study of the screws and nuts of the Pickelhaube

This post has been helpful to me countless times in the past. When I purchased my 1853 Kurassier, for example, I thought the chin scale mounting fixtures were incorrect. The explanation and photos of the type 1 proved me wrong. Thank you for the research and wonderful detail in this post. John :notw...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Blades, a German and a nice curved Belgian made, one.
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Blades, a German and a nice curved Belgian made, one.

Remember that the Prussian 1811 Blücher sabre was patterned after the British 1796 light cavalry sabre used by the British Light Dragoons and Hussars. This pattern sword was duplicated in many fashions and by many countries over the years, even by the U.S. Army. The curve on the blade of your sword ...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Sachsen Schirmutze
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Sachsen Schirmutze

Jonas, I am not sure what that Schirmmutze is. If I had to venture a guess, if it is from the war, I would suspect that it belonged to a train or transport unit. My bet is that it is a post war piece perhaps belonging to a veteran's unit. Here is a Saxon Infantry Schirmmutze from the war in field gr...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Slow load
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: Slow load

I had that problem. Try this: Go into settings and then history on your computer. Choose advanced and erase everything except your licenses, autofill, hosted apps, and passwords. Once erased, open the forum and go to the bottom of the page and delete all board cookies. That brought it back up to spe...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Postcards Celebrating the Central Powers
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Postcards Celebrating the Central Powers

These are postcards that celebrate the joining of the Ottoman Empire with the German Empire and Austria-Hungary. A later version was also issued celebrating the addition of Bulgaria in 1915. https://i.imgur.com/2XV6qib.jpg https://i.imgur.com/JQm0dND.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jQw9lig.jpg https://i.img...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: 95th Infantry Regiment Model 1895 Enlisted Frontplate Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: 95th Infantry Regiment Model 1895 Enlisted Frontplate Wanted

Try this guy:

https://www.antik-buchwald.de/

His name is Norbert and I have dealt with him before.
Check everything out before purchasing. He is good at sending whatever photos you want.
He specializes in the Duchy of Saxony, Coburg, and Gotha.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: 1853 Kürassier Wappen Converted to 1860 Regulations
Replies: 1
Views: 96

1853 Kürassier Wappen Converted to 1860 Regulations

In 1860 older 1842 style Wappen were modified to conform with the new regulations by having a "Mit Gott Für Koenig und Vaterland" Bandeau soldered on. This is an example of that modification on a Kürassier Wappen: https://i.imgur.com/CGYwRo1.jpg The solder was basically hidden from the front, but th...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list

This is an issue stamp off of a Model 1853/60 Kürassier helmet issued to Kürassier Regiment 1: https://i.imgur.com/YdUrnZw.jpg The stamp is on the left side of the helmet and can be partially seen when the chin scales are attached. On the right side of the helmet, under the Kokarde is stamped a "2"....
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My Kurrasier and JzP M15's
Replies: 24
Views: 604

Re: My Kurrasier and JzP M15's

Perhaps criticism is too harsh a term, disagreement is better. I have no issue with replacing a repro with another repro and I agree with Bruno 100% that these helmets, both Kurassier and JzP, look much better with the larger Cavalry Kokarden. My real question is simple: were smaller Kokarden used o...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My Kurrasier and JzP M15's
Replies: 24
Views: 604

Re: My Kurrasier and JzP M15's

This will be me in a few years time. :D I've just purchased my first lobster (with advice gratefully received from the forum). I'm now already looking at my other helmets and medals wondering what to sell to fund the next one. I'm hooked. You just cannot beat the Pickelhaube virus :wink: ! I bought...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Garde Ulan Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Garde Ulan Identification

I believe that a Schirrmeister is a maintenance sergeant, or maintenance troop.
I'm not sure what was being maintained, but I think that is the translation.

John :)