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by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Selling up
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Selling up

I feel your pain. I had to sell my collection twice. It hurt. Strenth, mate, and like others said: this too shall pass...
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Loss of a Forum member, my brother
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: Loss of a Forum member, my brother

James, my condolances to you and all the other bereft. May your brother rest in peace.
by Jaap Verduijn
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat

This is spectacular!
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Me bloody oath, she's a beauty! And welcome to the joint!
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer

Beautiful piece! I especially like the fact that the cross base hasn't visibly sunken!
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Prussian crusher visor
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Prussian crusher visor

Spectacular! Mint!
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: It is finally out
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: It is finally out

Congratulations, Joe :bravo:
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Showing off
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Showing off

Love it!
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue May 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 642

Re: Brunswick

That's a sight for sore eyes!
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue May 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

Spectacular piece!
by Jaap Verduijn
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Lost the leader of the pack....
Replies: 19
Views: 3229

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

Kris, like others here I know the feeling far too well - it's like part of yourself has gone, leaving a dog-shaped emptiness in your heart. I wish you strength!
by Jaap Verduijn
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My Main finds at 2019 SOS
Replies: 17
Views: 1218

Re: My Main finds at 2019 SOS

That Tschapka is SPECTACULAR! What a beauty! Congratulations, mate :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help with New Pickelhaube
Replies: 39
Views: 1369

Re: Help with New Pickelhaube

I really love it when a helmet can be traced to the owner :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help with New Pickelhaube
Replies: 39
Views: 1369

Re: Help with New Pickelhaube

Greetings all! I'm pretty sure the name "Janseg" doesn't exist in my neighbouring country Germany, while on the other hand "Jansen" is a fairly common name there. So my vote is for Jansen with an n at the end. What the "squiggly" is doing underneath the n I don't know though...
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Pickelhaube repair
Replies: 49
Views: 2622

Re: Pickelhaube repair

G'donyah, Prussian Garde, you caught the bug :D !
by Jaap Verduijn
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Pickelhaube repair
Replies: 49
Views: 2622

Re: Pickelhaube repair

I agree with Sandy. Pimp her up a bit without spending too much, and give her a decorative place in your home, collection or den.

By the way, better put your newly acquired cockade on the other (right) side :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa
Replies: 24
Views: 1086

Re: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa

Good on yah, Glenn! :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: (Solved)Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Re: Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube

"(...) We know that the Germans never threw anything out which could be revamped/repaired and reissued (...)" That is absolutely true, Brian! The only thing they ever threw out on their own initiative was a well-used and obsolete old Kaiser :D Oh yes, I certainly agree on the thickness and quality o...
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: (Solved)Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Re: Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube

Hi Brian! Would the Knöpfe 91 be later additions then?
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa
Replies: 24
Views: 1086

Re: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa

Hi Sandy! Yes, it's very well possible that it's "Jünemann" after all! I think you're right :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa
Replies: 24
Views: 1086

Re: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa

Hi Brian! I think the name is Tünemann, with a T. Those German letters always were a bit of a bother, especially in the past, but also to a certain extend in the present. Doing things differently, that's what Germans like :D I've said it before, I'm saying it now, and I will undoubtedly say it again...
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: PB 2 From Minnesota
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: PB 2 From Minnesota

Congratulations Brian! You're an artist!
by Jaap Verduijn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: not a pickelhaube but thoughts please
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: not a pickelhaube but thoughts please

This is the kind of thing that I would only consider real if I had dug it up myself, during one of my dozens of vacations in Verdun. There are SO many fakes, and SO much misplaced cretivity is used on them!
by Jaap Verduijn
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Generals come out to play
Replies: 17
Views: 1144

Re: Generals come out to play

Spectacular!
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 297

2019

At the beginning of 2019 I have only one wish for all of you:

May the worst day in your new year be better than the best day in the old one!
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Oldenburg One Year Volunteer For Sale Price Drop
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Oldenburg One Year Volunteer For Sale Price Drop

If I only had the money... :( ! I'm pretty sure though that you'll find a good buyer who'll pay you a good price!
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Going, but not gone yet (grin)!
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: Going, but not gone yet (grin)!

Guys, thanks for all your good wishes and your sympathy to this here ole deteriorating carcass :D! Much appreciated, and be assured that I will keep following and occasionally taking part in this fine forum! Yesterday I had a long talk in the hospital about the treatments that are being done now, an...
by Jaap Verduijn
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas
Replies: 23
Views: 1588

Re: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas

Good collection!
by Jaap Verduijn
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon shako
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Saxon shako

I know very little about Tschakos. However, seen from the side the shape look completely wrong - even to me. The lower part of the body should follow the shape of the backside of head, and then towards the top should become considerably smaller.
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mansfelder Pioneer Officer Tschako
Replies: 13
Views: 3557

Re: Mansfelder Pioneer Officer Tschako

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful tschako, John :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Going, but not gone yet (grin)!
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Going, but not gone yet (grin)!

Greetings all! I've been kind of AWOL for some time, due to the rather imbecilic fact that I went far too late to see a doctor with a range of complaints that for too many years I'd ignored in a careless manner. Result: what must have started already years ago as a simple and easily repairable case ...
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton
Replies: 25
Views: 1998

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Farewell to Fredericton

Tony, I wish you and yours the very best of lives in your new home! As for your collection of Pickelhauben and related head gear: even after the trimming it's still considerable in number, and truly astonishing in quality! All the best, mate!
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My man cave
Replies: 25
Views: 1158

Re: My man cave

Me likee!!!
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Here dead we lie
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Here dead we lie

Respect!
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: White Württemberg PB13
Replies: 20
Views: 1194

Re: White Württemberg PB13

Beautiful helmet and a beautiful story!
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Generale
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Generale

Wow! WOW! Spectacular!
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg

That is one remarkable helmet indeed :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Hello

Welcome!
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome, and enjoy!
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Book: A Gallery of Military Headdress
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Upcoming Book: A Gallery of Military Headdress

This would certainly be of interest to me, Peter! G'donyah!
by Jaap Verduijn
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"
Replies: 15
Views: 1403

Re: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"

I truly love your restoration threads, Brian :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 1933

Re: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

Spectacular!!!
by Jaap Verduijn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Wurttemberg OYV or Private purchase helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Wurttemberg OYV or Private purchase helmet

That is one great helmet!
by Jaap Verduijn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Trip to Idaho Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1258

Re: Trip to Idaho Cancelled

Get well soon, James!
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered

ebeeby wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:21 pm
Sadly, the scourge of Leninism/Marxism lives (increasingly) on in the American Left.
On account of there being no such thing as the American "left", I can reassure you that you will be spared the "scourge of Leninism/Marxism" :P
by Jaap Verduijn
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 1555

Re: Time machine

Beautiful helmet! Yet it always makes me kind of sad when the name of the bearer shows up in the Verlustliste...
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Horse on eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: Horse on eagle

In one word: WOW!
by Jaap Verduijn
Fri May 18, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 27
Views: 1258

Re: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube

Possibly a "spent" bullet indeed, i.e. one at the end of its trajectory. It also may have been a "grazing shot", which is actually quite likely when we look at the particular kind of damage. Either way, Hesi, you have a truly wonderful first helmet here! Good find! What I would do about it is... not...
by Jaap Verduijn
Fri May 18, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 1305

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome! It's a good place, where we can learn a lot!