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by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 28
Views: 259

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Stunning --- each and every one!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion

The only mark that I can make out on the Tschako is a "59" denoting the size.
I wrote about it here:

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=12067

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap

Thanks Tony. It seems that I see more Navy Schirmmutze fakes than any others. It is surprising to me that a 21cm shell wasn't separate loading. It seems like a tremendous waste of brass. Was that round fixed or semi-fixed? In keeping with the nautical theme of this post, here is the rest of the SMS ...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Repro chinstraps - Sources ?
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Repro chinstraps - Sources ?

You might try czprg on Ebay. They make a pretty realistic chinstrap. Their metal fittings are thicker than the usual thin fake. I do have a line on another dealer, but let me check first and see if he is still in business. He makes the leather strap only and uses original brass or steel hardware. Jo...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap

Wow Tony!
That makes for one hell-of-a umbrella stand!
It also brings up another question:
How can you be certain that a Naval Schirm is authentic?
You can find thousands of those things, and maybe, just maybe, one is real.
Any hints?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion

Beautiful Baden Train!

Here is what they wore prior to 1903:

Image

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap

I was going to retire this year, but current events may have put a hold on that. I'm sure the market will recover. I'll just have to bide my time until it does. It is amazing how much can change overnight. I'm just waiting to see a Pickelhaube for sale on Ebay that says; "Buy it now $1200 or 20 roll...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap

Appreciate the input. I'm noticing that posts don't seem to generate a lot of feedback on this forum ? Don't worry about it. I know it takes a long time to generate a post, and that you put a lot of work into it. I used to be disappointed when I added a post and nobody seemed to care. I now firmly ...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap

Thanks. I got this via Manion's years ago. I've always liked it although I'd prefer that it had a tally to a more prestigious ship like yours does. I'm not sure what you mean by "prestigious". The Bluecher is primarily famous for this photograph: https://i.imgur.com/ltgn9vl.jpg She, the SMS Blueche...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 195

Re: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration

Steve Nick wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:24 pm
That's a beauty!

I couldn't find the date that the regiment was awarded the Colberg battle honour.

I wonder how far back that goes.

BTW, does 911car make reference to Porsche?
The 9th Infantry Regiment (Grenadier) was awarded the Colberg 1807 bandeaux on 18 October 1849.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 10th Hanoverian Pioneer Battalion
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: 10th Hanoverian Pioneer Battalion

Steve, I agree with your assessment that this helmet was used by a Fähnrich. I have a similar helmet from Saxony and my conclusion was the same as yours. A One Year Volunteer could buy any accessories he wanted on a Pickelhaube, as could a common soldier, but they were not automatically allowed to w...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie

If you look in the restoration section at James's 1871 that I worked on recently, it had the same punch marks in the back of the visor trim. The punch marks are exactly the same, actually just a little dimple. I also noticed that the shellac is very thick on James's helmet as well. I have noticed t...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Guard shako M.15
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Guard shako M.15

Beautiful example.
Looks like it has never been worn.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 195

Re: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration

911car wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:00 pm
John showed an officer older type helmet. Here is the 1867 enlisted model:
You are correct. Mine is a Model 1867 Officer helmet.
It can be seen here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11419&sid=c0096bdde ... a650b33228

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap

Very, very nice! It is in extremely good shape. Does it have a stiffener in the front like a Schirmmütze? Mine has a stiffener that seems to be made of nitrocellulose or very early bakelite. I don't think that I have ever seen an umlaut used on these caps. They seemed to always use an "OE" or "UE". ...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 195

Re: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration

Great job done on that helmet . Do you have any photos of "before " or during the work to put it back to what it is today ? From memory I think that CGR9 was issued the "new wide winged eagle fairly late .The Grenadiers are some of my favorites G R 1 thru G R 12 Many thanks for the photos Steve McF...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder Tschapkas
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Kinder Tschapkas

Kids had some nice toys back then!
I remember that I had a cardboard and felt Civil War kepi with a glued on union flag on top.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder Swords
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Kinder Swords

James,
Very nice and complete examples.
What are the lengths of the Kinder swords?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder GDK or GDC groups
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Kinder GDK or GDC groups

Extraordinary!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Ulanen Regt. 16 Tshapka
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Ulanen Regt. 16 Tshapka

Beautiful Tschapka, and inspirational posters.
"This too shall pass".

John
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New member from Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: New member from Canada

Welcome aboard!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Garde Kurassier Regt. Officer schirmutze
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Garde Kurassier Regt. Officer schirmutze

You certainly have a wonderful collection of Schirmmutzen!
Another beautiful example.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Original recipes for black military Leather-Lacquer
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Original recipes for black military Leather-Lacquer

Brian, Have you ever used these products? https://www.ebay.de/itm/Pflegemittel-Leder-SCHWARZ-fur-Pickelhaube-Tschako/254389267349?hash=item3b3ac82b95:g:vKwAAOSwa39Uz747 https://www.ebay.de/itm/Wachs-fur-Reparaturen-an-Pickelhaube-Raupenhelm-Tschako-Lederscheide-etc/254389274608?hash=item3b3ac847f0:g...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Husaren Regt. 13 Officer schirmutze
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Husaren Regt. 13 Officer schirmutze

KAGGR#1 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:18 pm
Thanks the color fooled me .I thought it was Feldgrau
Thank you for the information ,
Steve McFarland
Sorry Verdun 16. I thought it was Feldgrau also.

John :o
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Husaren Regt. 13 Officer schirmutze
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Husaren Regt. 13 Officer schirmutze

verdun16 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:44 am
Dear Friends
please find some pics of this Husaren Regt 13 Officer schirmutze.

All the best
verdun16
I believe that this Schirmmutze is configured for Husaren Regt 3.
It could also be for Garde du Korps or Kurassier Regiment 4.
Still a beautiful example.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie

Great older helmet! Here is an exemple of visor "staking" on a more recent model. Whether it is a period modification or not I don't know though. L1060392_zpskyqkqsl7.jpg It looks like yours was done with wire brads. On mine the visor trim looks like it was simply hit with a punch and the brass "di...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can't Stay Logged In
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Can't Stay Logged In

John ; The same thing here .I do NOT log out , but every time I try to post I have to log in again .Several times I have typed a post when I hit submit the post is gone and if I retry I have to log in again .Finally before I hit submit now I copy my post , then if it is gone I start over by pasting...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 14
Views: 983

Re: Reserve Artillery-Officer

Gorgeous.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My Prussian Shako
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: My Prussian Shako

Very nice Tschako.
Pristine condition.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A good start
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: A good start

Nice find.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Baden M15.
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Baden M15.

Nice Baden.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can't Stay Logged In
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Can't Stay Logged In

I don't know if the problem is completely fixed, but I managed to stay logged in long enough to submit a post.
Things are looking up!

John
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie

This is a Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie helmet recently found in Berlin: https://i.imgur.com/TxFtwq9.jpg Since this helmet is prior to 1897 it only has one Kokarde: https://i.imgur.com/m795yI5.jpg This helmet is extremely heavy and incorporates very thick shellac; thicker than most that I have seen...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can't Stay Logged In
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Can't Stay Logged In

b.loree wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:02 pm
Absolutely not John, I have not banned anyone and I appreciate you posting about the problems you are having. At the moment, we are obliged to wait on Tech Support right now.
Brian,
I was just kidding.

John
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can't Stay Logged In
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Can't Stay Logged In

Are you active on other fora? Having problems there?? No, I don't belong to any other forums. There is one thing that apparently I do differently. I do not stay logged on to this forum all of the time at home. I log on (when I can) on my work computer everyday at lunchtime. I periodically get an Er...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can't Stay Logged In
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Can't Stay Logged In

I finally had some good news this morning. My son has contacted TS through social media and made him aware of the three problems we are having. His response was that these are complex issues and that he will need some time to deal with them. I am still not impressed that he has not responded to my ...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can't Stay Logged In
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Can't Stay Logged In

I will send another email to tech support although he has not answered my other 2 emails yet regarding our other issues. Thank you. I had to log in three times just to post this. I don't know if it's my computer or the forum. I consistently get an Error 502 message when I try to open the forum, I c...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can't Stay Logged In
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Can't Stay Logged In

stuka f wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:18 am
I saw your note!
It took you 6 times yesterday...

Except of having all new post on a constant long list, things works fine for me...
Sorry I can't be of any help.
I wonder if I downloaded some virus.
I tried to add a post and it logged me out half way through and deleted what I wrote.

John
by SkipperJohn
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can't Stay Logged In
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Can't Stay Logged In

Every time I open a post the website logs me out.
I posted a note concerning this yesterday and now that note is gone.
Just to get this posted I had to log in 7 times.
Does anybody know what's going on?

John
by SkipperJohn
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Mitre Parade Helmets
Topic: plaque with fuselier caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: plaque with fuselier caps

Excellent post!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Shakos and Cockades
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Shakos and Cockades

Thanks John. Do they ever put both the Feldzeichen and state Kokarde? Just curious. I have never seen any photographic evidence showing both a Feldzeichen and a state Kokarde being worn at the same time. I have seen photographs of a Telegraph soldier and, I think, a Jaeger wearing a state Kokarde w...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Shako
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Shako

Amybellars wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:06 am
The model 1860 or the 1915 model?
Amy,
Do you have a Model 1860 for sale?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Shakos and Cockades
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Shakos and Cockades

pebceb wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:04 am
Is it because they often have those field badges attached on top?

Thanks.

Peter
Yes. There is no need for a state Kokarde when the Feldzeichen shows the state colors.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Deleting Private Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Deleting Private Messages

Thanks,
John
by SkipperJohn
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Foot Artillery Question
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Foot Artillery Question

reservist1 wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:03 pm
Formations und Uniformierungsgeschichte des Prussisches Heeres 1808 bis1914 by Paul Pietsch, in volume2, page 199 indicates the date as 1874.

Reservist1
That is absolutely great!!!
Reservist 1 you have made my day.
Thank you. It is much appreciated!

John \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
by SkipperJohn
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Foot Artillery Question
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Foot Artillery Question

The German Artillery from 1871 to 1914,uniforms and equipment by Ulrich Herr and Jens Nguyen indicate on page 406 that the only foot artillery unit authorized a parade plume prior to 1913 was the Guard Foot Artillery, white for officers & other ranks, red for buglers. An AKO dated 16 June 1913 auth...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Foot Artillery Question
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Foot Artillery Question

Does anybody know which, if any, Prussian Foot Artillery regiments were authorized to wear a Trichter in 1870? With the exception of the 13th Foot Artillery which was formed on 14 November 1805, all of the other Foot Artillery regiments were formed in 1864 or later. The Foot Artillery regiments were...