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by Sandmann
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 515

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

I would not do more than Tony explained at his Website. Personally, I prefer some patina.
I In terms of the Helmets which look like coated with white powder, I would not try to clean it or rub the layer off. It would be too dangerous to disfigure the Helmet completely.
by Sandmann
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 515

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

Hmmm......"Fatty Spue" a new phrase to add to my vocabulary! I wonder though, how I will be able to work that into "cocktail conversation" over a nice glass of Merlot or Cab Sauv?? :D Mike, your avatar reminds me to announce here that I am in need of an officer Garde Stern to complete a neusilber o...
by Sandmann
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grenadier Regiment 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Mike H wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:24 am
What does the III mean?

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Grenadier-Regiment Crown Prince (1.Ostpreußisches)
04.06.1860 - 15.06.1888: Crownprince and later Emperor Friedrich III.
by Sandmann
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 515

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

It could be something called “fatty spue“. It is a reaction of residual fat from the leather due to fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The results look very similar and also the point that it disappears when heated sounds plausible. Here a Link to Leather-Dictionary.com with an explanation an...
by Sandmann
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 222

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

Maggie (Gus's better half) would love to get the pattern so she can make me one! James I found a similar pattern, unfortunately without the prussian Eagle: https://www.etsy.com/listing/74885991/team-spirit-pickelhaube-crochet-pattern Amy, I‘m looking forward for the sellers shop. It would be really...
by Sandmann
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 222

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

I would buy it :D :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 23
Views: 306

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Congratulations to xour Helmet and welcome to the Forum :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1860 Confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: 1860 Confusion

Awesome Post :bravo:
Thank you very much for sharing it and for your efforts :D
by Sandmann
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Remebering the Treaty of Versailles
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Remebering the Treaty of Versailles

In my opinion it‘s not the question if the Treaty of Versailles was to harsh, but to get the main guilt for starting ww1. That is even today a question of interest for many Germans. For ww2 it is a clear fact that Nazi-Germany started the war, but not for ww1. In the end I‘m glad that Germany and Fr...
by Sandmann
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Evaluation of a Prussian Dragoner
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Evaluation of a Prussian Dragoner

That‘s true, the collectors mostly want military stuff. The Beamten or Polizei-Helmets don‘t reach these prices, even they look as good on the shelf as an military Helmet. But if you want to have it as an investment you should buy military.
by Sandmann
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: A Special Schulterstuck
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: A Special Schulterstuck

Indeed, very nice piece in wonderfull condition.
I love noble stuff, it‘s always high quality :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 38
Views: 573

Re: Restoration?

Impressive results with Hagerty-Cleaner, thank you for sharing the tipps :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer

Congratulations also from my side...a nice one.. I like the bavarian Helmets :bravo:
by Sandmann
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Spanish cavalry helmet-franco period post WWII?
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Spanish cavalry helmet-franco period post WWII?

A wonderful Helmet, especially the Spikebase. Didn‘t know that it exists. Thank you for sharing :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: My 2 - 1/2 Year Project
Replies: 32
Views: 4509

Re: My 2 - 1/2 Year Project

Awesome job...is it a 3d Print or done by hand?
by Sandmann
Mon May 27, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Fishing Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 254

Re: Fishing Private Message

Thanks to Admins and Tech-Support also from my side :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat May 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Fishing Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 254

Re: Fishing Private Message

In another Forum Members have to spend a few Euros before somebody can post something or use pm‘s. Maybe this can be a tactic to avoid spammers and hackertools. If someone is seriously interested in Pickelhaubes, he won‘t get past this forum and will pay a Dollar with pleasure to ask our Specialist ...
by Sandmann
Fri May 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: The German Infantry from 1871 to 1914
Replies: 11
Views: 4744

Re: The German Infantry from 1871 to 1914

Sometimes you can find used ones in nearly new condition at amazon, booklooker or ebay for good prices. Today I bought a used (nearly new) „Die Deutschen Generale“ for 59,95€ at amazon [-o<
by Sandmann
Tue May 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve

Looks great, congratulations :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue May 21, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 722

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

Congratulations, a nice Helmet :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat May 18, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

Thx for the explanation Joe, I will read it carefully :)
I didn‘t want to confuse somebody, it was just an idea because I found it looks closer to a Helmet of this Section as a NCO-School-Helmet.
by Sandmann
Fri May 17, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

I think Philippe is right, the NCO-School-Helmets would have worn a Guard-Star Please have a look to the Henkel Atlas, Tafel 26. But what about the 38 Division of Erfurt? These Helmets would have worn a prussian Eagle with a saxony Star Henkel Atlas Tafel 11: AAE84D9A-07CA-415E-B7A7-39A976C8AB8A.jpe...
by Sandmann
Fri May 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oil on wood
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Oil on wood

I love it, very nice. Congratulations :bravo:
by Sandmann
Fri May 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde du Corps Helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: Garde du Corps Helmet

Wonderfull Helmet..Congratulations :)
by Sandmann
Sat May 11, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Recent Find
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Recent Find

Congratulations, a nice find :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed May 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"

Very interesting to see how a nearly dead Helmet comes back to life :D
Hard to imagine this Helmet with a crack free finish...But I still believe in your Magic :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed May 08, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Showing off
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Showing off

Nice little soldiers :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed May 01, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Markings on a Bavarian helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Markings on a Bavarian helmet

That are good news :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed May 01, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Forum Picture Posting Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Forum Picture Posting Problem

Thx a lot, I will try it
by Sandmann
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Forum Picture Posting Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Forum Picture Posting Problem

Hello all,
does anybody know a good iPad-App to modify the size of a Photograph? Normally I use the App „Bildgröße“ but unfortunately the Forum-Software can‘t handle the modified JPEG‘s, which have been generated by this App. I only have an iPad and no PC :?
by Sandmann
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Markings on a Bavarian helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Markings on a Bavarian helmet

I tried several settings for the Pictures but I could not identify a Name. The only Maker I found, which is similar was „A. PB. Hoffmann-Berlin“, but the Maker-Stamp from Col. J‘s Site looks different :(
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by Sandmann
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Coolest Avatar Contest
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Coolest Avatar Contest

Yes, a cool picture. Hope I will own one of those Helmets someday :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bismark Commemorative Coin
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Bismark Commemorative Coin

938 is a mark for German sterling silver. In the U.S. sterling silver is usually 925, but I have seen 938 commonly on German pieces. I'm not sure if you can use that mark on a plated piece, or just a solid silver piece. Are there any other proof marks that you can see? John :) Maybe it was also pre...
by Sandmann
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bismark Commemorative Coin
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Bismark Commemorative Coin

The translation SkipperJohn is really good. Think the Medal is out of bronze and could have been silver plated. It was released in 1905, in memorial to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Otto von Bismarck (1st of April 1815). It was pressed by A. Werner & Söhne, a fabricator of Armee stuff, Medals...
by Sandmann
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: No, this is no spam
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: No, this is no spam

Also from my side, happy easter to all \:D/
by Sandmann
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Great little group Philippe, love it :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Spiker wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:54 pm
...however from 1914 on , all Bayern officers had rounded scales.

Hessen helmets are also an exception to this rule.
Thank you for this information, thought the differentiation for the chinscales was valid for bavarian Helmets till the end :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Could it be also Haidacher? Found some Josef Haidacher‘s on ancestry.com. But unfortunately no Cavalry, just Infantry.
Or was it opposite and the arched Chinstrap means infantry not Cavalry?
by Sandmann
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Did you find the Name also inside the Helmet? You should investigate in the bavarian War- or Peace- Parent roll for further informations. May be you will be able to find some informations about the owner :thumb up:
Is the Spike lacquered? Looks not like fire-gilded but gold color for me :-k
by Sandmann
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: M15 Garde Field Artillery
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: M15 Garde Field Artillery

Great pictures and a fine Helmet. Thank you for sharing :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Could it be kind of „a la suite“? But don‘t know what the „D“ could stand for :-k
by Sandmann
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My man cave
Replies: 25
Views: 1055

Re: My man cave

:lol: A lot of stuff...How many sqarefeets is your Mancave?
Wish my collection-room would have the half size of yours :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: any idea about this possible landwher shako?
Replies: 22
Views: 546

Re: any idea about this possible landwher shako?

Also interessting... :)
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Picture is taken from http://deacademic.com/dic.nsf/dewiki/2333010
by Sandmann
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: any idea about this possible landwher shako?
Replies: 22
Views: 546

Re: any idea about this possible landwher shako?

Could be also a Württemberg-Tschako...
Don‘t know if this seller is a good one, but he got a similar one for sale
http://www.militaria-online.de/artikelnr_177
by Sandmann
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 153 Restitch with a Twist!
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: JR 153 Restitch with a Twist!

Than you Brian :bravo:
by Sandmann
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: new member from belgium
Replies: 14
Views: 3719

Re: new member from belgium

Welcome to the Forum Henry :)
by Sandmann
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: Bavarian M1845/48 Artillery Raupenhelm
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Bavarian M1845/48 Artillery Raupenhelm

Indeed a wonderful Helmet. Love it :bravo:
by Sandmann
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 153 Restitch with a Twist!
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: JR 153 Restitch with a Twist!

Information came from the Library and Archives in Ottawa CN. All of our WW1 records have been digitized and are available on line. No damage was done to that label and the helmet is back with it’s owner. Although Arthur and his parents were already living Quebec, Canadian Battalions made a concerte...
by Sandmann
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: Model 1867 Sachsen (Saxon) Reiter Raupenhelm
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Model 1867 Sachsen (Saxon) Reiter Raupenhelm

It is really an impressive Helmet. Wonderful :)