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by SkipperJohn
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet
Replies: 22
Views: 393

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: 284

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: 164

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: 17
Views: 254

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: 15
Views: 252

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: 172

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: 14
Views: 357

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: 371

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: 242

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: 242

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: 347

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: 287

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: 347

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: 347

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: 53

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: 170

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: 433

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: 242

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:/...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Imperial German Regimental Flags
Topic: Does anybody know what this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Does anybody know what this is?

I recently bought this item which is patterned after a Kaiserliche Marine War Ensign 1892–1903: https://i.imgur.com/hCulKBa.jpg It is highly detailed and is made of silk: https://i.imgur.com/RP5wJKq.jpg It exhibits all of the properties of early 1900's weighted silk (very slight glow on the red and ...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian police helmet (arrived)
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Bavarian police helmet (arrived)

I have one of those antique hat stretchers too and I have found that you need to be really careful with them. They have a tendency to stretch the helmet from front to back while collapsing the sides. They can also put strain on the visor stitches which can cause them to rip. I prefer to use a tapere...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grenadier Regiment 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2758

Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

aicusv wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:56 am
PB is pulling a new deal, they are blurring the images until you either reduce the number you have or sign up for a pay account.
I'm still using imgur.com and it is still working well. I haven't lost any images and they have given me no problems.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 761

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

I agree with the other members statements in regards to the Wappen.
Is the helmet marked to Infantry Regiment 93?

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1860 Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: 1860 Confusion

Thanks for your kind comments.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian police helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Bavarian police helmet

Nice helmet. The helmet should have a Kokarde on the left side similar to a Raupenhelm. They are generally not too hard to find on Ebay; however, there are many variations. A little research should point out which one you need. Here's a photo showing what I am talking about: https://i.imgur.com/rxlI...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Long Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Long Shot

That's true. But when you're looking for a hard to find part, like this clip, you have to jump on it when you have an opportunity. It may be years before you see another one on the loose. Hopefully, the cost of the part helps increase the overall value of the helmet. Good luck with it. Regards, Ric...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Long Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Long Shot

Thank you. I'll give it a try.
Pickelhaubes are like cars --- more expensive for the parts than for the whole!

John :D
by SkipperJohn
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kurassier helmet. Parts helmet or private purchase?
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Kurassier helmet. Parts helmet or private purchase?

This helmet has the small brass strip on the shell connecting the front visor to the rear neck guard. This modification was adopted in 1867, so I would place the date of the helmet after that. Many older helmets were "upgraded" in 1897 with the Reichs Kokarde, so that is not a big issue. The screw p...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Bavarian pioneer helm
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: Bavarian pioneer helm

PM sent.

John
by SkipperJohn
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Visor cap identification
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Visor cap identification

To my knowledge Reuss only fielded one battalion; the 2nd Battalion of IR96. They wore a gilt eagle Wappen with the Reuss Wappen attached to it. One would think that the piping along the top of this Schirmmutze should be white, but as already mentioned, this would be for a Hussar Regiment. Reuss had...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: BRASS ARTILLERY HELMET
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: BRASS ARTILLERY HELMET

Boy does this sound familiar!
In my case the initials were A - B.

John :x
by SkipperJohn
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon IR reserve officer
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Saxon IR reserve officer

Amybellars wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:27 am
Very nice helmet. By looking at the front visor, we know it is an original Saxon
You lost me. What is special about a Saxon front visor?

Beautiful helmet. :bravo:

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Kürassier Helmet Preußen
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Kürassier Helmet Preußen

Absolutely beautiful. Judging by the rounded dome I would still guess this to be a Model 1853 converted to a Model 1860. It appears to have the 8mm trim and there is no brass trim over the ears. The liner leather is thick and most of the dye is missing (I have a Model 1891 with this type of wear on ...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Long Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Long Shot

I am looking for an original M1867 slider clip.
I know it's a long shot. It looks like this:

Image

Let me know if anybody can spare one.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 30
Views: 1342

Re: A new home for my collection

Nice set up!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: Officers helmet

Sad to see this happening! Had that issue too on a different (militaria)forum. I always double check forum(on any forum!) pseudo's who don't seem familiar to me, before getting into business. And I also have a legal counsel insurance for the last 3 years. I hope it works out for you!! Thank you. I ...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon cockade question
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Saxon cockade question

I agree. I think they are good.
Are they magnetic?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Kürassier Helmet Preußen
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Kürassier Helmet Preußen

I still think that this is a good helmet. It's hard to tell everything from just two photos, but I have seen that type of "domed" spike base before. This helmet could be a model 1857 modified to 1860, or it could be a Model 1860 to start with. The brass trim would be a good indicator. In 1862 the b...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Kürassier Helmet Preußen
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Kürassier Helmet Preußen

I still think that this is a good helmet. It's hard to tell everything from just two photos, but I have seen that type of "domed" spike base before. This helmet could be a model 1857 modified to 1860, or it could be a Model 1860 to start with. The brass trim would be a good indicator. In 1862 the br...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Loss of a Forum member, my brother
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Loss of a Forum member, my brother

We are very sorry for your loss.

John & Laurie
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grenadier-Regt. Konigin Olga (1 Wurtt.) Nr. 119 EM
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Grenadier-Regt. Konigin Olga (1 Wurtt.) Nr. 119 EM

You might consider looking for a Trichter for the M71 helmet.
Weitz has a couple for sale.
I'm not sure what color the parade plume would be for this unit.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109

Beautiful!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Dragoner Regt Konig (2 Wurtt.) Nr 26 Uberrock
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Dragoner Regt Konig (2 Wurtt.) Nr 26 Uberrock

Wonderful set!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Kürassier Helmet Preußen
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Kürassier Helmet Preußen

Read this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=11811

It appears to be the same 1853/60 version with the soldered on bandeau.
The Wappen on yours is for the reserve or Landwehr, and it appears to be an officer version. The Kokarde is enlisted.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 1171

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

Great thread!
I learned a lot from this. I wonder if there is a way to reverse the process and return the helmet to it's original finish.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: Officers helmet

Seller did send me additional pics but all were not of quality pixels and I asked what's the flaws and he claimed besides one missing stars, all correct and original. Chinscale and rosettes were reproduction and three sets of mounting holes. Sent him email and no reply. I am not upset with receivin...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: Officers helmet

okay guys, I am the sucker who bought this helmet. On pickelhaubes.com, I trust members who are mostly collectors treat each other with utmost honesty and listing all the plus and flaws of a haube that we are selling. I have many dealings on this forum and never have any issue till this recent purc...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment

Hi markings John. I always like them with markings. The liner is a restitched right? I believe that the liner has been untouched since the helmet became a Model 1891. Judging by the markings I would say that the liner was restitched when the helmet was modified from a Model 1887. I probably could h...