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by Sandmann
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: helmet m -15 for restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: helmet m -15 for restoration

A hard but interesting project.
Wish you all the best and I‘m looking forward to see the restored Helmet :)
by Sandmann
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Lobstertail Help
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Lobstertail Help

Hello and welcome to the Forum. Unfortunately there is only one picture left in your post. Would you please upload the other ones again? Please with a Pic of the inner Liner and Bolts. Thx :bravo:
by Sandmann
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Picture of Emperor Wilhelm II with firegilt Crown and Monogram on the Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Picture of Emperor Wilhelm II with firegilt Crown and Monogram on the Frame

Thank you Gentlemen, I also did not see one like this before. I know Gift-Frames with height around 40mm, but this is the first one with painting measurements :D
by Sandmann
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Picture of Emperor Wilhelm II with firegilt Crown and Monogram on the Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Picture of Emperor Wilhelm II with firegilt Crown and Monogram on the Frame

Dear Gentlemen, I‘m very proud to present my new original Picture of his highness Emperor Wilhelm II, King of Prussia :) I guess it is a Gift-Frame of 1910-1914, the dimensions are 70cm x 54cm. In any case it seems to be original, untouched at the backside and in an overall good condition. It got a ...
by Sandmann
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My latest find - an officer Cavalry-Saber
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: My latest find - an officer Cavalry-Saber

Great! Love the display![/
Thank you very much Khukri, I‘m very happy with it :)
by Sandmann
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grouping Prince Alfons of Bavaria, Chevaulegers Regt. Nr.7
Replies: 46
Views: 18840

Re: Grouping Prince Alfons of Bavaria, Chevaulegers Regt. Nr.7

Thank you for restoring the pictures again. Wonderfull pieces :bravo:
now I'm singing this song of Pink Floyd... wish you were here
I promise that you are the first guy I gonna ask when I wanna sell it :wink:
by Sandmann
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grouping Prince Alfons of Bavaria, Chevaulegers Regt. Nr.7
Replies: 46
Views: 18840

Re: Grouping Prince Alfons of Bavaria, Chevaulegers Regt. Nr.7

Cool post, think my Sabre may be linked here :) It is a 1910 Cavalry-Sabre with Monogramm of Alfons of Bavary. A daily use Sword, that‘s why I was not sure if it was really one of his own. But I presented it to Jan Kube, who gave me a written certificate that it is a real Sabre of Alfons of Bavaria ...
by Sandmann
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube remake
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Pickelhaube remake

Pickelhaube Model 2019. Quality prevails... :wink:
https://www.spartanat.com/2019/03/iwa- ... n-zurueck/
by Sandmann
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens
Replies: 16
Views: 288

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens

Absolutely amazing. A wonderful presentation :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

Amybellars wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Wow, can u show a pic of it?
Yes, I can :D
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by Sandmann
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

Yesterday my knitted Winter-Pickelhaube.
Thank you Amy, it is really nice and I’m looking forward to wer it on our fun autumm tours.. :D
by Sandmann
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 Bavarian
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: M1915 Bavarian

I‘m glad that I‘m not the only one with a kind of problem like that :D I never used Fahrenheit but I agree that Metric is the easier System. In Germany we still use Inches for Tube-diameters or thread-diameter for some bolts. The good thing is that you will keep in training of fractional arithmetic ...
by Sandmann
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 Bavarian
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: M1915 Bavarian

Thanks for your explaination Philippe :thumb up:
by Sandmann
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 Bavarian
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: M1915 Bavarian

Awesome Phiippe. I was hoping that you will be able to find him :bravo: Was it usual that the first name has been written in German-Letters and the last Name in Latin-Letters? It‘s always a little bit irritating for me that 2 different Alphabets have been used. Did they follow a rule for writing the...
by Sandmann
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 Bavarian
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: M1915 Bavarian

Sandy, I always believed, from diverse other sources, that on these markings particular to bavarian gear, BD stands for "Bayerische Division", and not Bekleidungs Depot... Was I wrong? I think „Bekleidungs-Depot“ is correct. It‘s an equipment marking and in Bavaria the name „Bekleidungsdepot“ was o...
by Sandmann
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 Bavarian
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: M1915 Bavarian

Nice Helmet, congratulations :bravo: I have some ideas for your stamps, may be it‘s usefull for you: B.D.III = Bekleidungs-Depot III - Below of this marking seems to be the year 1915 . Concerning the Number 147 I have read that it is a code for the type of unit which is marked, in this case a Pickel...
by Sandmann
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Mauser bayonet with unknown mark
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Mauser bayonet with unknown mark

Just a minor note, it‘s E. F. Hörster from Solingen, not „Horster“.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Wa ... örster.jpg
by Sandmann
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: JR 119 & 126

Thx Brian :)
by Sandmann
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: JR 119 & 126

Well done :bravo:
Will you rework the missing shellac or will do you plan to leave it as is?
by Sandmann
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: JR 119 & 126

Thank you for sharing :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French dragon officer helmet and képi
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: French dragon officer helmet and képi

Very cool. Is it the same Helmet which is still in use by the presidental Guard?
by Sandmann
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Finally found a metal haube
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Finally found a metal haube

Congratulations, a fine Helmet :bravo:
by Sandmann
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 16
Views: 299

Re: A new home for my collection

Agree, looks really great :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Grouping 1870 / 71 with Cross of Merit for Women and Girls
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Grouping 1870 / 71 with Cross of Merit for Women and Girls

Very cool, especially the instructions to wear the „Verdienstkreuz“ :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Selling up
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Selling up

Sorry to read this. Divorce is a hard time, but keep your Head up, better times will come again...

@Coert: You got my full respect. Sorry for your loss.
by Sandmann
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Loss of a Forum member, my brother
Replies: 24
Views: 649

Re: Loss of a Forum member, my brother

My sincere condolences. Myself, I lost my stepfather and father-in-law this year.
It is really a sad year :(
by Sandmann
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 714

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: 714

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: 2296

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: 714

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: 16
Views: 467

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: 16
Views: 467

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: 24
Views: 537

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: 161

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: 116

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: 251

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: 161

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: 858

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: 18
Views: 618

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: 114

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: 4633

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: 425

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: 425

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: 4844

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: 517

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: 853

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: 655

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: 655

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...