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by SkipperJohn
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Trip to Idaho Cancelled
Replies: 16
Views: 113

Re: Trip to Idaho Cancelled

What can I say? --- That sucks.
Good luck with the recovery.

John :(
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: What's the name of the movie? An Officer and a Enlistedman?
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: What's the name of the movie? An Officer and a Enlistedman?

It doesn't get better than that!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 991

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Arran wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Or how about this pickelhaube? Does anyone have one of these?
What is it?

John :o
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst "Militaria" Expert Ever
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Worst "Militaria" Expert Ever

Five minutes of absolute bullsh*t.

John :o
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome aboard!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 9:12 am
Brown liners in Shako's are quite common.

James
I agree with James 100%.
Here is an example:

http://www.militaria-online.de/artikelnr_17

And another:

http://www.militaria-online.de/artikelnr_1959

Two examples in just a five minute internet search.

John
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Just Arrived --- Spineless Felt Ersatz
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: Just Arrived --- Spineless Felt Ersatz

An excellent example, as you say John, they are so often torn and have splits in the felt. For what it's worth, I believe the leather of the strap to be modern. It appears to be dyed on both sides and I see gaps in the leather where the M91 fittings are. Originals are only dyed on the hair side not...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prisoner of War Art
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Prisoner of War Art

I have acquired a few additional items to add to my Napoleonic prisoner of war art collection. First is a doll house sofa: https://i.imgur.com/2RerhGg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/eaYgLh5.jpg And a chair: https://i.imgur.com/ElhM22X.jpg And table: https://i.imgur.com/7NL3gek.jpg All of these items are at...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The thing with kids....
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: The thing with kids....

Both are nice collections.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Реальные знакомства взрослых
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Реальные знакомства взрослых

Translation:

Real dating adult women from your city who want dating without commitment for one night.

More Spam

John
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen
Replies: 18
Views: 566

Re: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen

I would say that the hole, by itself, does not make it rare. The hole could be an attachment point for a reserve cross or some other device. I would say that the combination of the hole and the lack of solder, where loops or screws should be, is what would make it rare. Since I have only seen these ...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 983

Re: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube

b.loree wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:16 pm
You first Amy....never seen your collection. :)
"I'll show you mine if you show me yours"

I'm not sure that's politically correct anymore.

John :D
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The helmet that never existed
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: The helmet that never existed

The photos have been re-installed.

John :D
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen
Replies: 18
Views: 566

Re: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen

Here are a couple of examples that I found on the internet: https://i.imgur.com/LYfZRq6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VsYKwA7.jpg It seems that the Imperial German Army was far less concerned with double holes, soldered loops, original screw fasteners, original zinc washers, and so forth, than we are as c...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The helmet that never existed
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: The helmet that never existed

I will update the photos in the next couple of days.
After the photobucket and picorator snafu's I am slowly, but surely, getting caught up once again.
I'll leave a post when they are updated so you will know they are back.

John
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 28, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14

aicusv wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 10:45 pm
Great piece. Is the Wappen smaller than a Baden infantry one?
Yes, it is considerably smaller.
See here:

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/wappens/sw.htm

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 28, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lets see your Train helmets!
Replies: 24
Views: 4848

Re: Lets see your Train helmets!

So you bought it. Good for you! I have around 15 or so Tschako, and I collect to Baden, but a Baden Train Tschako has alluded me. VERY nice to see one. Congratulations John. Yes, I got it. Norbert made me a good deal and I just couldn't refuse. Thanks for your help. You can read more about it here:...
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 28, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14
Replies: 14
Views: 451

A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14

Baden used a Tschako for Train Battalion 14 from 1871 until 1903. In 1903 the Tschako was replaced with a standard issue Pickelhaube. Here is a Model 1895 Tschako from Badisches Train-Battalion Nr. 14, Durlach, XIV Armee Korps: https://i.imgur.com/UlUf4q9.jpg This Tschako was updated in 1897 to carr...
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 28, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lets see your Train helmets!
Replies: 24
Views: 4848

Re: Lets see your Train helmets!

Here is the Baden Train Battalion Nr 14 Tschako that was used until 1903:

Image

This is a Model 1895, updated with Reichs Kokarde in 1897.

John :D
by SkipperJohn
Fri May 25, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 30,5 Skoda Morter Model
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: 30,5 Skoda Morter Model

Wow. I would have bought that in a heartbeat!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue May 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Information on schuppenkette wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Information on schuppenkette wanted

I made a little mistake in the tittle i did not now exactly how to write schuppekette 911car corrected me on that so i made the change in the tittle #john you nailed it that is indeed the feature that i was refering to is this legit to this helmet an do you have any idea why this helmet has this fe...
by SkipperJohn
Tue May 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Information on schuppenkette wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Information on schuppenkette wanted

Jonas,
Is this what you are talking about?

Image

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 19, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Parade Trichter
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: The Parade Trichter

Brian, The Trichter on my Model 1867 Saxon has five parts, not three. There is a thick leather disc attached to the top of the funnel on which the horsehair plume rides, and there is a (somewhat thinner) leather disc underneath the top button. My Trichter appears to be the same shape and size as the...
by SkipperJohn
Thu May 17, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome aboard!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu May 17, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 27
Views: 487

Re: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube

Welcome aboard!
Very nice Bavarian.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu May 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Waterloo helmet with cover
Replies: 21
Views: 652

Re: Waterloo helmet with cover

Very nice helmets and covers --- one and all!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue May 15, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: We have been Spammed

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 6:53 am
Terminated and ads deleted :-x
I noticed that the spammer "Kevinhep" just joined the forum on May 2nd.
He had 51 posts, all spam.
This must be the number one hobby of millennials.

John
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: We have been Spammed

It is evolving exponentially.

John :x
by SkipperJohn
Thu May 10, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Lost the leader of the pack....
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: Lost the leader of the pack....

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.

John
by SkipperJohn
Tue May 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 908

Re: Hessian glory

:bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

John
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Prussian Line Cuirassier EM Model 1809
Replies: 56
Views: 12478

Re: Prussian Line Cuirassier EM Model 1809

Sandmann wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 6:56 am
Really nice price...congratulations to your treasure :bravo:
I was asked if I knew of one for sale. This is all that I could find.

Herr Weitze will likely have it available for a long time --- a very long time.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 05, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Prussian Line Cuirassier EM Model 1809
Replies: 56
Views: 12478

Re: Prussian Line Cuirassier EM Model 1809

Photos reinstalled in original post per request.

Herr Weitz has a similar one for sale here:

https://www.weitze.net/militaria/60/Pre ... 40760.html

His is a Model 1830 and not a Model 1809.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri May 04, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Baden Tschakos
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Baden Tschakos

Tony, PM sent.

John
by SkipperJohn
Thu May 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: We have been Spammed

Thanks Brian.

John :thumb up:
by SkipperJohn
Thu May 03, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Baden Tschakos
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Baden Tschakos

There is nothing to see. No photos are attached. I am simply asking a question.

John
by SkipperJohn
Wed May 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Baden Tschakos
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Baden Tschakos

Baden Train Battalion Nr 14 used a Tschako from 1864 to 1903.
Tschakos were issued to the Baden Landsturm in 1914.
Were there any other Baden units that utilized the Tschako?

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Tue May 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako

Except for the rear visor it looks brand new! Congratulations. John :bravo: Thx John, you are right. I think it's new from stock. The leather liner has no sign of wear. The rear visor , as I have often observed is in a different material or treatment, and the lacquering surface exposed to temperatu...
by SkipperJohn
Tue May 01, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako

Except for the rear visor it looks brand new!
Congratulations.

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 17
Views: 663

We have been Spammed

Look at General Site Information.

John ](*,)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Saxon Kokarden
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Saxon Kokarden

I'm looking for an original set of Saxon, non-serrated, enlisted Kokarden for M91 posts.

John [-o<
by SkipperJohn
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"

Jaap,
I never paid much attention, but now that you mention it, my collection seems to have a preponderance of "Clemen" and "C.E. Juncker".
I don't have a single Jansen.
Just the luck of the draw I guess.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Ciney find
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Ciney find

Magnificent!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kokarden boxes and envelopes
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Kokarden boxes and envelopes

Very interesting. The cardboard boxes look like they are constructed out of the same heavy cardboard that bullets were packed in. I am also intrigued by the 68mm Kokarden. Weren't Officer Kokarden usually 55mm on leather Pickelhauben and 73mm on Kurassier? Do you know anything about 68mm enlisted Ko...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Mützenkokarde
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Mützenkokarde

b.loree wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:47 am
Yes, Hessen. Welcome to the forum.
Shouldn't Hessen be white-red-white and not red-white-red?
I think this might be from the Brandenburg State Guard.

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Mützenkokarde
Replies: 5
Views: 158

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: 392

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: 300

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: 12
Views: 350

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...