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by Sandmann
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #6: Jäger Regt zu Pferde
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #6: Jäger Regt zu Pferde

Indeed, a marvelous set. Thank you for sharing :bravo:
by Sandmann
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for arched Chin Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Looking for arched Chin Scale

Thanks John, you are right it seems to be the same :)
But I‘m looking for Chin Scales for Officers pre M91 and with original Leather-Straps.
by Sandmann
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for arched Chin Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Looking for arched Chin Scale

Hello,
I‘m looking for an arched Chin Scale with a length of 34 to 35 cm and out of gilded brass for Pickelhaubes.
Looking forward to hear from you :)
by Sandmann
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Reserve Artillery-Officer

Thank you all :)
It‘s my best piece and I love the finish of the canonball..seems someone could not withstand to touch it everyday :D
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: restoration of an officer helmet No. 1
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: restoration of an officer helmet No. 1

Looks great Sergey. Well done :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 253

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Hmm, I think I can definitely say that it is the Helmet of one of these brothers. I will keep the Helmet as is and investigate also the informations of his brother Hermann and enclose both informations to the Helmet for the next generation.
Thank you all for your thoughts :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Reserve Artillery-Officer

Hello everybody, I‘m very pleased to show you my latest find which finally arrives today :D It‘s a „Landwehr“ Artillery-Officer Pickelhaube from around 1900. Unfortunately 2 star-bolts were missing when I bought it, but I have replaced it by 2 original bolts in similar color I have found. Now it is ...
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 253

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Very nice helmet Sandy at an excellent price! That being said, I think someone tinkered with the helmet since you can see that someone tried to repair the leather liner. I don't believe those chinscales are original to that helmet. Have the rosette prongs been bent a lot or are they bent incorrectl...
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: An opportunity to share the knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: An opportunity to share the knowledge

Unfortunately I have no Facebook ... probably I will extinct :???:
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 from Lubeck.
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: M15 from Lubeck.

Congratulations to this rare Helmet...looks great :bravo:
by Sandmann
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 253

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Thank you very much Edwin :)
by Sandmann
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General

Great job, thx for sharing :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Reading Grandfather's War Record - Needing help with German Cursive
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Reading Grandfather's War Record - Needing help with German Cursive

I will try it, but unfortunately not sure with all: B.M.V = Bayrisches Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Klasse mit Schwertern (9 jährige ?Medalle? (means Medaille? ) Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse Inhaber ist berechttigt sämtliche Karpathenabzeichen zu tragen nach B.m.?s?.v.3??? I‘m not sure with the words in que...
by Sandmann
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 253

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Thx Coert :D Concerning the History I investigated further and found some more informations on ancestry.de. I assume that the helmet is plausible and therefore I would like to introduce my researched history of the owner Hugo Karl Henri Nürnberger . He survived the war, but unfortunately he died ear...
by Sandmann
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New Arty Pickelhaube
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: New Arty Pickelhaube

Nice condition. Congratulations :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 253

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Thx Philippe, that helps me a lot :D I was not sure where he stayed after 1913, because the latest „Rangliste“-Book I can use for investigation is from 1914 and there is no notice that he switched to the „Westfälisches Train“ in that book. That’s why I didn‘t get the link to this „Rittmeister“ Nürnb...
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109

Really stunning, I love it... thank you for sharing :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT

Nice find Amy, congratulations. :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 253

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Sandy, This is an oddity! I would have thought these enlisted chinscales have nothing to do on an officer helmet and are a postwar, fantasy addition... till I saw you did find a Train officer in the name of the helmet owner. Either this is a remarkable coincidence, or these chinscales were actually...
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 253

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

"they (chin scales) are for a M91-Helmet but the Helmet doesn’t have the same Mountingsystem with the faux Rosettes" How are they removed? Are the rosettes separate pieces? Thank you all for your comments :) The Rosettes are normal Officer-Rosettes with cotter. I also thought more it would be a Par...
by Sandmann
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Another M15 Kurassier
Replies: 21
Views: 4478

Re: Another M15 Kurassier

Well done, congratulations :bravo:
by Sandmann
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Bada, Bada, Baden Dragoon!
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Bada, Bada, Baden Dragoon!

Really wonderful condition...great :bravo:
by Sandmann
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 253

Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Hi all, I‘m happy to introduce a new Helmet. Normally I was just looking for 2 officer Star-Studs for an artillery Officer-Helmet I’ve won at an auction (I will introduce it when it arrives). But when I was looking for these Star-Studs this nice little Helmet crossed my way for only 450 € :bravo: ht...
by Sandmann
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Also from my side, a happy new Year and healthiness for all of you :D
by Sandmann
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre
Replies: 14
Views: 227

Re: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre

A stunning piece.. congratulations :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Merry xmas
Replies: 14
Views: 234

Re: Merry xmas

Also from my side...a merry christmas to all of you :)
by Sandmann
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 4132

Re: JR 119 & 126

I think I‘ll never repair a Helmet but there are a lot of Helmets for sale which needs some repairs and the knowledge helps to assess whether a repair is worthwhile and maybe what it would cost and thereby my maximum bid.
by Sandmann
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 4132

Re: JR 119 & 126

Thank you very much for your explanation Brian :)
by Sandmann
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 4132

Re: JR 119 & 126

Thank you very much Brian, that helps a lot :D But I guess I still need a lot of time before I will have the courage to ruin a Helmet :oops: :wink: But one more question... Do you blend your final coat just with thinner or do you also sand it before blending with sandpaper 600, 800 or an even finer ...
by Sandmann
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 4132

Re: JR 119 & 126

Brian, may I ask you some questions about shellac? 1. What tool do you use to fill the Areas of missing shellac? Do you use a ball of cotton, like used for a shellac polish for furnitures or do you use a brush? 2. Is it possible to repair a craqueler surface by melting it with thinner, as you did it...
by Sandmann
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 2. Hannoversches Ulanen-Regt. Nr. 14 Officer
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: 2. Hannoversches Ulanen-Regt. Nr. 14 Officer

Love it :bravo:
Thx for sharing :)
by Sandmann
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Original Cockades on my Pickelhaube - Thanks Amy!
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Original Cockades on my Pickelhaube - Thanks Amy!

Well done, it looks great :bravo:
by Sandmann
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A Prussian M15 artillery.
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: A Prussian M15 artillery.

Congratulations Coert :bravo: ..where do you find all these helmets?
by Sandmann
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Infantry Regt. Konig Wilhelm I (6. Wurtt) Nr. 124
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Infantry Regt. Konig Wilhelm I (6. Wurtt) Nr. 124

I like it very much, thank you gor sharing :)
by Sandmann
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 50
Views: 4132

Re: JR 119 & 126

Like new... an outstanding job :bravo:
by Sandmann
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 32 Reich Kokarden
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: 32 Reich Kokarden

Awesome condition. Congratulations:)
by Sandmann
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet

Nice Helmet, congratulations :bravo:
Btw, I saw bavarian Helmets with tall Spikes and some Helmets, like this one, with shorter Spikes. I found no reasons because of Regiments for these differences, like flat or rounded Chinscales. Doesanybody know if there existed a rule?
by Sandmann
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Officers Liner Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Officers Liner Questions

Watered Silk (called true Moiré-Silk) is still gonna be produced by some Manufacturers with original heated Presses. I know some Manufacturers in Europe but unfortunately they don‘t produce it for end customers in small pieces of fabrics. I‘m looking for such small pieces of antique Moiré-Silk for a...
by Sandmann
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer
Replies: 17
Views: 614

Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Congratulations, a nice Helmet :bravo:
Does it have 2 prussian Kokarden or do I overlook the red of the Reichskokarde?
by Sandmann
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: New helmet

Nice Helme, congratulations :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Oldenburg Kokarde Question
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Oldenburg Kokarde Question

In my opinion the color is plausible, I saw Helmets with same colored Kokarden. But I agree with coert that this one looks repainted. http://www.spandaumilitariashop.com/ww1-oldenburg-state-pickelhaube-cockade/ https://www.themilitarycampaign.co.uk/product/oldenburg-infantry-regiment-pickelhaube/ He...
by Sandmann
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Congratulations, a nice Helmet :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Picture of Emperor Wilhelm II with firegilt Crown and Monogram on the Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 943

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

Unfortunately not a family piece, just purchased. The photographer is E. Bieber of Berlin & Hamburg. Next to the date is a written word which is hard to read “ Cidrel “ or “Bidrel”, presumably where the portrait was signed. A nice piece of history :bravo: I love these Photos of another period and I...
by Sandmann
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Picture of Emperor Wilhelm II with firegilt Crown and Monogram on the Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 943

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

Very nice Photo, thank you for sharing :bravo:
Do you bought it or is there a Family-History behind?
by Sandmann
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Officers Liner Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Officers Liner Questions

Cool idea :bravo:
For those edges there exists special scissors with profiled edges. In german called „Konturenschere“, don‘t know the english word, sorry.
https://www.kunstpark-shop.de/konturen ... bogen.html
by Sandmann
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: another tschapka (with photo's)
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: another tschapka (with photo's)

Seems its al about details so that is well shown here That whas something i did not know There is just something amazing about parade helmets Jonas Here is a very good posts about this topic. Everything about Spikes :thumb up: https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8231 https://www.pic...
by Sandmann
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Oldenburg Kokarde Question
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Oldenburg Kokarde Question

I think the color is plausible. Found this one at www.weitze.net which has the same color:
https://www.weitze.net/militaria/72/Old ... 23872.html
by Sandmann
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kaiserhelmets offline
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Kaiserhelmets offline

Does anybody know what happened to the site www.kaiserhelmets.com?
I love the books of James Turinetti and it would be a big loss if no new „Pricing Guide“ will be released :(