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by Larmo
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Armor from the Moro Insurrection
Replies: 17
Views: 4805

Re: Armor from the Moro Insurrection

Hi Peter Here is the image we discussed, my apologies for the quality, my copy of the 1925 Bannerman catalog is pretty poor. I checked in an original 1945 catalog, and in a better quality reprint of the 1903 catalog, but this listing doesn't appear in either. Hope it's a bit of a help. http://imagiz...
by Larmo
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Armor from the Moro Insurrection
Replies: 17
Views: 4805

Re: Armor from the Moro Insurrection

Hi Peter I was glancing through my copy of Bannerman's 1925 sales catalog and they list a similar set of armor as yours with a description of caribou horn plates joined with brass rings, price?, $100. That was a fair amount of money in 1925, would have bet a month's wage for a lot of folks. The imag...
by Larmo
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Armor from the Moro Insurrection
Replies: 17
Views: 4805

Re: Armor from the Moro Insurrection

well done Peter, that is uber cool, ......what's the helmet look like for a set like this?
by Larmo
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Cristmas gift
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

Re: Cristmas gift

You must have been very good indeed :thumb up: What a nice helmet....Merry Christmas

PS, I like your Christmas Tree too

Larry
by Larmo
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015 !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2345

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015 !!!

Merry Christmas to the Pickelhaube Pals and good collecting in 2015! Here are a bunch of Christmas greetings from long ago... :army: Larry & Terri http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/tr2nFk.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/8SDFti.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/909/CYScG...
by Larmo
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: From the land of the Rising Sun, Imperial Army Shako
Replies: 7
Views: 3854

Re: From the land of the Rising Sun, Imperial Army Shako

Thanks Stuka, glad you liked it... Hi Francis, I've seen similar photographs of what you are describing, you are quite right, what a waste... Thanks Peter and yes, this era material is difficult to find in Japan, but is available if one looks for it. There is a very interesting section detailing Jap...
by Larmo
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: Any idea about thise object...please!
Replies: 1
Views: 2474

Re: Any idea about thise object...please!

That's a cool relic Stuka, looks to be cast iron, I will vote stove door...maybe for a trench/bunker heater
by Larmo
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: From the land of the Rising Sun, Imperial Army Shako
Replies: 7
Views: 3854

Re: Japanese Meiji Era Imperial Army Shako

Thanks James, glad you liked it......here is a link to another example on ebay at present http://www.ebay.com/itm/191451744164?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Larmo
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Fact vs. Fiction: World War I Christmas Truce
Replies: 7
Views: 2993

Re: Fact vs. Fiction: World War I Christmas Truce

That was great Edwin, thanks for posting that link....

Merry Christmas to us all
by Larmo
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: From the land of the Rising Sun, Imperial Army Shako
Replies: 7
Views: 3854

From the land of the Rising Sun, Imperial Army Shako

I’d like to share with you this example of a seldom encountered Imperial Japanese Army, Meiji Era, enlisted full dress shako. From what I can gather this pattern dates from around 1886 and was worn in this configuration by line units, with the Imperial Guard wearing a similar shako but with a red bo...
by Larmo
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Fact vs. Fiction: World War I Christmas Truce
Replies: 7
Views: 2993

Re: Fact vs. Fiction: World War I Christmas Truce

King and Country toy makers thought enough of the truce to create this Christmas edition several years ago, these guys celebrate the season from our collector cabinet year round. Reading about the Christmas Truce gives me hope, no matter how large or small the actual event was, it was a wonderment i...
by Larmo
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The Salient
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

Re: The Salient

Thanks Francis for sharing this...very moving.
by Larmo
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: The Forgotten Faschinenmesser
Replies: 42
Views: 47601

Re: The Forgotten Faschinenmesser

Thanks guys, I finished the edit so now more to see...
by Larmo
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: The Forgotten Faschinenmesser
Replies: 42
Views: 47601

Re: The Forgotten Faschinenmesser, An Update

The Forgotten Faschinenmesser, An Update http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/7aywuZ.jpg Greetings Guys It has been awhile since I have done an update on the original posting regarding the Faschinenmesser, however some recent additions to the collection and a news of a terrific new information...
by Larmo
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Merry Christmas - from Sainsburys Supermarket
Replies: 7
Views: 3668

Re: Merry Christmas - from Sainsburys Supermarket

Simply outstanding.....well done Sainsburys...thank you so much for sharing this :thumb up:
by Larmo
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: french shako
Replies: 1
Views: 1901

Re: french shako

Hi Kevin1947 I've been wanting to respond to your question but managed to lock myself out of the site for a bit, thanks to Joe and Brian, here I am. You have an 1860 pattern French Officers shako with an Infantry plate for the 52nd Regiment. Here is a link to a short posting I did on our example sev...
by Larmo
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ? Meet ?Belgium-Halen commemorations August 12th 1914-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 10976

Re: ? Meet ?Belgium-Halen commemorations August 12th 1914-20

Sounds like a great event guys, enjoy.....too bad we all can't be there to hoist a few...looking forward to the photos.. \:D/

Larry
by Larmo
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon OYV tschapka
Replies: 17
Views: 3340

Re: Saxon OYV tschapka

Real nice James, congrats :thumb up: ...honest as the day is long
by Larmo
Thu May 22, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.
Replies: 25
Views: 10076

Re: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.

"We went to Arizona for to fight the Indians there; We were nearly caught bald-headed but they didn't get our hair We lay among the ditches in the dirty yellow mud, And we never saw an onion, a turnip or a spud. "Oh the drums will roll upon my soul, and this is the style we go, forty miles a day on ...
by Larmo
Wed May 21, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: 1865 Hirschfanger Bayonet
Replies: 12
Views: 7119

Re: 1865 Hirschfanger Bayonet

Excellent photo :thumb up: :thumb up: , well at least we have proof that they carried something practical in addition to what must have been a very fragile rod bayonet. As far as trying to positively ID the Faschinenmesser he is wearing it would just be a guess on my part. I'll take a stab though (s...
by Larmo
Fri May 16, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: 1865 Hirschfanger Bayonet
Replies: 12
Views: 7119

Re: 1865 Hirschfanger Bayonet

Hey Willi, Thanks Pard for the kind words and happy you enjoyed the pics. No idea what they would have carried when issued with the Pikenbuchse, but would presume (spelt with a capital letter P) it would have been one of the numerous varieties of faschinenmesser available at the time. It would be gr...
by Larmo
Thu May 08, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Dragoon from Mexico - need some help with this one
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Re: French Dragoon from Mexico - need some help with this on

Cool old helmet Maple. My info says no Dragoon regiments went to Mexico during the intervention. The cavalry units which did serve were the 5th Hussars (2 squadrons), 12th Chasseurs 'a Cheval (4 squadrons), 7 squadrons of Chasseuers d' Afrique from the 1st & 3rd regiments. There were other mounted v...
by Larmo
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Craig Gottlieb and grave robbing
Replies: 17
Views: 6486

Re: Craig Gottlieb and grave robbing

For those who care to read a bit more regarding this, here is a link to the other forum's thread http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=729807&page=25" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; At present there are 25 pages, with numerous supporting links. Though most of the com...
by Larmo
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Army museum Brussel
Replies: 41
Views: 7207

Re: Army museum Brussel

I want to live there...do they have apartments a person can rent out in the basement??.....Thank you so much for posting these, sure would like to visit here one day.
by Larmo
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Re: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!

Hi Redlegwolf I've looked at your photos regarding this old kugelhelm and feel that what you have is simply a model 1871, being cut-down from from an earlier model I'm not so sure. An 1860 pattern helmet would have had a square cut front visor with a cruciform spike base and tell-tale signs of plugg...
by Larmo
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Project Raupenhelm
Replies: 17
Views: 4474

Re: Project Raupenhelm

That is really a remarkable transformation, you saved that old raupenhelm..good job. Nice group photo too, :thumb up:
by Larmo
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilfred Owen's Birthday
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Re: Wilfred Owen's Birthday

Thank you for posting this...
by Larmo
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction
Replies: 50
Views: 19028

Re: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction

Way to go guys :thumb up: Glad to know the pickelhaube-pals were represented there in person and on the phone....Bruno did you pick anything up?
by Larmo
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: One-year volunteer, circa 1866
Replies: 4
Views: 2518

Re: One-year volunteer, circa 1866

Hi, I think you are spot-on Schnabeltier and welcome to the Forum. I would only add that you can also see the pommel and scabbard tip of his Faschinenmesser with the white waistbelt indicating he served in one of the two Grenadier battalions, the Fusilier battalion would have been black. Love the ph...
by Larmo
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M1842 Pickelhaube
Replies: 9
Views: 2404

Re: M1842 Pickelhaube

Welcome to the forum :thumb up: , please give Laughlino my regards....
by Larmo
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Completed: German States EK2 Equivilants for Enlisted Men
Replies: 3
Views: 2739

Re: Completed: German States EK2 Equivilants for Enlisted Me

Very, very nice Alan...a lot of time, effort and expense to assemble this collection :thumb up:
by Larmo
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube Sachsen 1867 Offizier
Replies: 14
Views: 4878

Re: Pickelhaube Sachsen 1867 Offizier

photos added to previous post... :thumb up:
by Larmo
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube Sachsen 1867 Offizier
Replies: 14
Views: 4878

Re: Pickelhaube Sachsen 1867 Offizier

Welcome to the forum Helmmitspitze....First, I want to have this helmet sitting on my collector shelf :D a very, very nice example. :thumb up: As far as the kokarde is concerned perhaps it is just an example of a private purchase by an officer, interestingly it is mounted on the left, rather than th...
by Larmo
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Danish Metalhelme
Replies: 26
Views: 6572

Re: Danish Metalhelme

thanks for those images Bruno...I can imagine many a little kid with jelly-sticky fingers and runny noses pressing both up against the plate glass at C.E.Juncker, I'd gladly do both today to get a chance at seeing that display for a moment in real time. :clock:
by Larmo
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Danish Metalhelme
Replies: 26
Views: 6572

Re: Danish Metalhelme

Owned by Walter (W) the Jaeger (hunter)... or is that a maker mark Hi Ron, I'll go with maker mark, Joe illustrates a similar marking on his website here http://www.pickelhauben.net/articles/Helmet_Makers.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. In our collection we have an 1860 Infantry...
by Larmo
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Danish Metalhelme
Replies: 26
Views: 6572

Re: Danish Metalhelme

What a wonderul thing, wow!!! Just did a quick wikipedia on King Frederick, he died in 1863, let's see some more photos :D
by Larmo
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M1857 Garde pickelhaube - Restoration of chinscales
Replies: 22
Views: 6626

Re: M1857 Garde pickelhaube - Restoration of chinscales

Great job Flashheart, thanks for the step-by-step process too, gives hope for a guy like me with five thumbs on each hand..cool helmet too :thumb up:

Larmo
by Larmo
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Digital restauration and colorization of soldier's pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

Re: Digital restauration and colorization of soldier's pictu

very, very nice, can't wait to see more examples.. :thumb up:
by Larmo
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Saxon Belt Buckle - Very Unusual by ? Rob. Tummler of Dobeln
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

Re: Saxon Belt Buckle - Very Unusual by ? Rob. Tummler of Do

Very cool buckle Alan, I've never seen that catch before. Like Joe says, great photo too :thumb up:
by Larmo
Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: GdC Officer
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: GdC Officer

What a wonderful photograph Gianluca. Another possibility is that the officer accompanied Prince Henry of Prussia on his visit to the USA in 1902. The Prince was here to receive the keys to his brother's new yacht, SMS Meteor, which was constructed and launched in New York. This was an official stat...
by Larmo
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A little color if you please.....
Replies: 14
Views: 9156

Re: A little color if you please.....

Last update...whew!
by Larmo
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A little color if you please.....
Replies: 14
Views: 9156

Re: A little color if you please.....

Just did a little update, Happy New Year
by Larmo
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: DDR Stahlhelm M1956/70
Replies: 10
Views: 8385

Re: DDR Stahlhelm M1956/70

After the wall came down there was a veritable flood of former East German militaria imported into the US by Sturm, Army Discount (based here in AZ) and others. Helmets like these, if purchased in lots of 10 were $2 each plus shipping. A great piece of history for not a lot of money. Those were the ...
by Larmo
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Zündnadelgewehr accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 1995

Re: Zündnadelgewehr accessories

Neat stuff Willi, it WOULD be fun to shoot that thing. I wonder if anyone makes the ammunition for them?

Larry
by Larmo
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German Spaten
Replies: 1
Views: 1493

Re: German Spaten

Very nice, it's always fun to find regimental markings. Looks like some of the period paint remains as well...
by Larmo
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Oberst Christoph von Ebbinghaus (1856-1927) - IR125
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

Re: Oberst Christoph von Ebbinghaus (1856-1927) - IR125

beautiful results with the Ulan, looking forward to seeing how the Oberst turns out...
by Larmo
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A little color if you please.....
Replies: 14
Views: 9156

Re: A little color if you please.....

Thanks Badener, glad you liked him. The Missouri/Kansas border during the Civil War was a mighty rough place to be...no wonder he carries a brace of what look like Colt '51 Navy Revolvers on his belt.
by Larmo
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: etwas zu trinken?
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: etwas zu trinken?

You bet Chip, here you go...

Image

In fact, here is a larger view of the original photo, lots of detail here

Image

Larry
by Larmo
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A little color if you please.....
Replies: 14
Views: 9156

Re: A little color if you please.....

Thanks Badener, Thanks Bruno, for taking the time to comment and happy you enjoyed them...I'll be working on the rest of the photos after Christmas Besides technique and colors, a major difference with modern portraits is that... none of these fellows smile You are so right, it took time for the ima...
by Larmo
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Four of the best
Replies: 20
Views: 5083

Re: Four of the best

Wow, now that's a Christmas Eve treat, beautiful :thumb up: