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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: 3
Views: 206

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: 184

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: 18
Views: 275

Re: Prussian Uhlans Tschapkas

Good collection!
by Jaap Verduijn
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon shako
Replies: 6
Views: 132

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: 2963

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: 184

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: 19
Views: 259

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: 11
Views: 182

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: 123

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: 417

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: 475

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: 478

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: 246

Re: Hello

Welcome!
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 12
Views: 363

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: 248

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: 727

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: 1077

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: 773

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: 721

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: 559

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: 947

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: 649

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: 787

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: 717

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome! It's a good place, where we can learn a lot!
by Jaap Verduijn
Fri May 11, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: DRP?
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: DRP?

I like Ron's suggestion :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu May 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1626

Re: Hessian glory

It's good to be a collector!
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu May 10, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: DRP?
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: DRP?

Thanks mate! :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu May 10, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: DRP?
Replies: 5
Views: 311

DRP?

Greetings all! I recently encountered, somewhere in a Facebook group, a Pickelhaube cover stamped "DRP". The DR would probably be Dragoner Regiment, but what could the P stand for?
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu May 10, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1626

Re: Hessian glory

Thanks! Ed, you made a happy man feel very old :D
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed May 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1626

Re: Hessian glory

Unlike James I wouldn't confine "we need to see more" to helmets only :D
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed May 09, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Lost the leader of the pack....
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

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

Kris, I'm so sorry for you! I know all too well how it feels, and how empty the place is... But maybe you'll catch a glimpse of her every now and then out of the corner of your eye, or hear a familiar sound that's gone before you realise what it is, or a familiar smell that faintly surrounds you bef...
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu May 03, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 1153

Re: Barnfind

Oh dear... if that only were my barn!
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"

Remarkable, John! I wonder whether there might be a difference between the two sides of the big pond?
by Jaap Verduijn
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Disproportional amount of "Jansens"

A silly question, that for some reason popped up in my silly mind. In the days of my large Pickelhauben collection in the 1980's/early 1990's, I had a disproportionally large number of helmets made/stamped by Julius Jansen in Strassbourg. If I remember correctly, one or possibly even two (!) out of ...
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My collection
Replies: 26
Views: 1365

Re: My collection

Good stuff, and in wonderful condition! :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: those magnificent men in there flying machines
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: those magnificent men in there flying machines

Having seen "Those magnificent men in their flying machines" as a 21-years old for the first time in January 1967, certainly betrays my age too! I lived in Australia then and was on my way by train from Brisbane to Melbourne. In Sydney I had to change trains, with many many hours to spare between th...
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 46
Views: 2230

Re: Reuss

I won't hold it against you, Sandy (wide grin!) - as a Dutchman I'm simply your friendly next door neighbour :D ! I understand even the Germans having problems with the various kinds of old handwriting - I myself am already happy to be able to read the printed Frakturschrift which, when it comes to ...
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 46
Views: 2230

Re: Reuss

Bloody Germans confuse the living daylights out of us all, Sandy, with depressing regularity :( :D!
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 46
Views: 2230

Re: Reuss

Gentlemen, it is confusing (at least to me) - the letters of the alphabet in old cursive handwriting, especially in German, are often difficult to identify. I'm pretty sure though (but not certain!) that in the handwritten documents posted by Philippe, the name is indeed B ickel - not R ickel. Look ...
by Jaap Verduijn
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 46
Views: 2230

Re: Reuss

Bruno, you might want to add an officer's helmet for "only" (grin) 8000 euros - that's not even 10,000 dollars :D!

https://www.weitze.com/militaria/77/Reu ... 83077.html
by Jaap Verduijn
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 46
Views: 2230

Re: Reuss

A needle in a haystack, and look who found it? Congratulations Bruno :thumb up: :thumb up: :thumb up: !
by Jaap Verduijn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Ancestor's Pickelhaube
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: Ancestor's Pickelhaube

What a beautiful piece and an equally beautiful memory! I love it when such a rather unique situation existst: the preserved Pickelhaube of an actual ancestor! I hope you'll find out a lot of additional information!
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Dragoner Regt 16 Restoration
Replies: 54
Views: 3548

Re: Dragoner Regt 16 Restoration

"(...) Scout 17 tells me the new spike screwed on perfectly (...)"

That's a surprising example of good luck! The result of restoration and new spike is truly spectacular :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Pickelhaube Exterior Finish
Replies: 5
Views: 3693

Re: The Pickelhaube Exterior Finish

Thanks Brian!
by Jaap Verduijn
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Pickelhaube Exterior Finish
Replies: 5
Views: 3693

Re: The Pickelhaube Exterior Finish

Brian, would you by any chance still have the photo's after the Photobucket debacle? A very interesting post! I've always wondered what the stages were in applying the shellac layer, and how long it took. Seems to have been a complicated and time consuming process!
by Jaap Verduijn
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube for Obersten in Generalstellung
Replies: 35
Views: 6302

Re: Pickelhaube for Obersten in Generalstellung

What a spectacular Wappen! :thumb up: :thumb up: :thumb up:
by Jaap Verduijn
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: EM Saxon M95.
Replies: 13
Views: 843

Re: EM Saxon M95.

Both are beautiful, Coert! :thumb up: