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by 911car
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French dragon officer helmet and képi
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: French dragon officer helmet and képi

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True but if you look at period photos they wore cloth covers on these helmets to prevent the “shine”.
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Or were occasionally even more radical...

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by 911car
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: A new home for my collection

Looks great! Congratulations. Should make a nice office too. Is it heated?
by 911car
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Need help
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Need help

I agree with Schiavona. The name is probably Mildenberger.
On the stamp I seem to read: "...kleider und Masken". Therefore, if I am correct, it may be the stamp of a company selling or renting theater accessories, as is frequently encountered on spike helmets and other garments.
by 911car
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat

Really impressive! Super model. Is it "running"?
by 911car
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Prussian Kurassier Non Commisioned Officer
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Prussian Kurassier Non Commisioned Officer

Charles,
These are regular Offizier cockades. In fact this is an Offizier helmet in every respect but the eagle plate... Double holes behind the plate?
Bruno
by 911car
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 634

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

aicusv wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 am
I've always assumed that these were war time made pieces and the "talcing" was to reduce the reflectiveness of the helmet. Are the bodies of these helmets leather or fiber?
Those I was referring to were leather with flat black finish, and dated 1912 and 1913.
by 911car
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Quality, quality, quality!
Congratulations.
by 911car
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 634

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

I have never heard that story before and I have been collecting hauben since the 1980’s. There are private purchase Officer helmets where the shell is made of lacquered felt and the visors stitched on. Any talc powder in my opinion might be some sort of chemical reaction after 100 years. At the sam...
by 911car
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: PRUSSIAN TSCHAPKA - Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: PRUSSIAN TSCHAPKA - Opinions

I think this is the first time it will happen... but I will respectfully disagree with Brian... The helmet is genuine but condition is not great. The mortarboard is out of shape. The eagle has lost all of its former matt silver finish and for me the lost scepter is a real issue. In addition, look at...
by 911car
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Evaluation of a Prussian Dragoner
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Evaluation of a Prussian Dragoner

Hi Mike,
Beautiful condition! This is no Dragoner helmet though, but for a Prussian administration officer, most likely a paymaster. It is missing a small eagle in silver colour between the legs of the eagle. Have you unscrewed the front plate?
by 911car
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 747

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Oh Ok Bruno , but are you sure 116 should bear flat chinscales ? This was the regulation for all Hessian infantry regiments from 1897, Ed. We know by experience and from JL Larcade, though, that this was not followed by officers (except for those in JR115) who kept the curved chinscales. So many va...
by 911car
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 747

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Spiker wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:59 am
:-s Actually, it was the 117th who was awarded the black plume.

But for the love of God is it silver or brass ?
Ed, you are right, IR117 wore the Haarbusch, but so did IR116. I know that Laine's book states that it did not, but I think this is a mistake.
by 911car
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 747

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

they did have the vent on the rear spine; an exception for Dragoner). Larcade wrote that this rear vent has been first introduced on the hessian dragoon helmets in the year 1895, as the five vent holes in the spike neck. This was exactly the same for Württemberg dragoons but never for Preußen, Bade...
by 911car
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 747

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

The helmet has to be from the 116th Infantry Regiment. This regiment is the only standard Hessen (plain Hessen front plate) regiment that was allowed to wear a black plume for parades. Randy you are right, IR116 did wear a Haarbusch in parade. So did, too, both Hessian Dragoner regiments. Are the f...
by 911car
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian pickelhaube for your review
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Prussian pickelhaube for your review

My first opinion: it seems to be a M91 EM helmet shell, but spike, chinscales and cockades were not born with this helmet....This JR162 or maybe old style hanseatic JR76/JR75 cockade (before 1897) has nothing to do on this helmet... I really would like to see some more picts of each regiment stamps...
by 911car
Fri May 10, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 642

Re: Brunswick

I am really impressed, Ed!
How is the liner? Officer type?
by 911car
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: No, this is no spam
Replies: 2
Views: 131

No, this is no spam

Happy Easter!
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by 911car
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Busby
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Busby

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WW1-Imperial-German-Army-Prussian-Hussar-Brunswick-BUSBY-NAMED-VERY-RARE/293038489759?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160323102634%26meid%3Dc46e2f4f38984bdcbed31b9ffececc7a%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D233010828247%26itm%3D293038489759&...
by 911car
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Girls and pickelhaubes
Replies: 25
Views: 832

Re: Girls and pickelhaubes

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by 911car
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Girls and pickelhaubes
Replies: 25
Views: 832

Re: Girls and pickelhaubes

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by 911car
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Small M15 collection
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Small M15 collection

festwagner wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Interesting this story of a renting house near Angers. Maybe they still have other original Pickelhaube !
At about the same time in Angers was this long-gone museum. No idea what happened to this collection, Perhaps some items went to Faucheux.
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by 911car
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Small M15 collection
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Small M15 collection

Very nice collection. I've had a couple of helmets with the same Angers Faucheux in them. I think it was either an old time collector or a costume shop.Angers Faucheux.jpg Congratulations to Aicusv and Coert. Faucheux was indeed a company renting costumes and accessories for theater plays in Angers...
by 911car
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Patriotic
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Patriotic

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by 911car
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: My WW1 camo helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: My WW1 camo helmet

I had to mail the spikes for British Home Service helmets when flying home from SOS years ago. The American TSA said they could be a weapon. Of course my wife was allowed to bring knitting needles. Dumb rules are still rules unfortunately. Capture.PNG On this one the spike is stuck and cannot be ta...
by 911car
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Book: A Gallery of Military Headdress
Replies: 17
Views: 1021

Re: New Book: A Gallery of Military Headdress

I will get one.
At SOS last week I saw a gentleman in a distance wearing a badge "Suciu". I approached him and said "Hi Peter!". He answered "I am the father...".
Unfortunately I could not meet the son...
by 911car
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2030

Re: SOS 2019

I certainly hope that everyone has a wonderful time at SOS. Maybe someday I'll be able to make it there. Just out of curiosity --- how much is the Model 1843/53/62 Kurassier shown above? It's hard to tell the year. The screw posts are 43. The Chinscales are 53. The Wappen is 67/71, and the Kokarde ...
by 911car
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2030

Re: SOS 2019

[/quote] I am sorry but you need to name the fine fellows in this pic [/quote] Seated is Colonel Joe, then clockwise we have Paul LeBrasseur, James LeBrasseur, James' son, Eric LeBrasseur, Brian Loree and Joe's dog. On the second picture Gus is on the right, wearing the hat. It was fantastic to meet...
by 911car
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2030

Re: SOS 2019

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by 911car
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2030

Re: SOS 2019

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by 911car
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2030

Re: SOS 2019

And here is one that was not random at all!
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by 911car
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2030

Re: SOS 2019

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by 911car
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2030

Re: SOS 2019

Here are a few random snapshots of helmets on display:
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by 911car
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Saxon General belt
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Saxon General belt

Looking for an original Saxon General "Schaerpe" (soft material belt). The Saxon model comes with three green stripes (see pictures), instead of two in other German states.
Many thanks if you can help;
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by 911car
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: New Prussian Garde deskpiece
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: New Prussian Garde deskpiece

Very cute!
by 911car
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: 1st of Hannover Dragoner Regiment #9
Replies: 32
Views: 10703

Re: 1st of Hannover Dragoner Regiment #9

Truly a beautiful helmet. Interesting in that he was a Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier and it is an issued helmet. I wonder if he rented it figuring when he become an officer he would have to purchase another helmet? Good question. It is not rare to see enlisted type helmets named to non commissioned of...
by 911car
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Advice appreciated 2
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Advice appreciated 2

Nevb wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:27 pm
This is the very suspicious one !
This one is not suspicious at all!
by 911car
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Colourized photos
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Colourized photos

Absolutely great.
Thank you;
by 911car
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Another dragoon
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: Another dragoon

pickelhauben wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:08 am
Yes nice indeed !!

Would you mind telling us were you got it ?

Maybe we can get lucky too.
Many thanks to all for your nice comments. I got this helmet quite a while ago from a friend who found it in France and cleaned it.
by 911car
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Uniform from Saxony
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Uniform from Saxony

Looking for a Koller (tunic), in great condition, for a Sachsen Karabinier officer.
Many thanks to whoever might help.
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by 911car
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Another dragoon
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Another dragoon

This one is marked 2D. 1E 1911
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by 911car
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Sash for a Garde du Corps
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Sash for a Garde du Corps

Looking for an original sash (belt) and matching sabretache slings for the enlisted GdC gala parade uniform. White buff with a red braid on each side.
Many thanks!
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by 911car
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: A Convoluted Deal.
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: A Convoluted Deal.

A hard-earned helmet, Ron, but a very nice one. Congratulations for your perseverence and a great deal.
by 911car
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Saxon Husaren Regt. Nr. 19
Replies: 19
Views: 1603

Re: Saxon Husaren Regt. Nr. 19

Fantastic condition, with all the bells and whistles... this is really a unique find. Lucky you!
by 911car
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: book recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Re: book recommendations

Blaise Cendrars was Swiss, not French... my mistake.
by 911car
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: book recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Re: book recommendations

The four books above were written by major French authors who actually fought in WW1. Another one I like particularly is La Vie des Martyrs, by another great French writer, Georges Duhamel. Duhamel was a field surgeon in WW1, notably at Verdun (if you can imagine what this means...). This book is re...
by 911car
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: book recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Re: book recommendations

- Wooden Crosses by Roland Dorgeles
- Ceux de 14 by Maurice Genevoix (if you can read French)
- The Bloody Hand by Blaise Cendrars
- To the Slaughterhouse by Jean Giono

... and many others
by 911car
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Pioneer 1st or 3rd Officers helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: Prussian Pioneer 1st or 3rd Officers helmet

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:50 pm
thanks again everyone, it was a great find, and out of the woodwork as well

James
Can you tell us more about where the woodwork was, James?...
Besides rarity, this one has the endless charm of unaltered genuineness.
by 911car
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: A Different Perspective
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: A Different Perspective

SkipperJohn wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:07 am
I am sure that everyone on this forum knows exactly what I mean.
Yes John, but we are biased. I guess that for most lay people a sword is more impressive, symbolic, allegorical, suggestive than a hat... unless it is Napoleon's
by 911car
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The rarest Tschapka I've ever seen
Replies: 26
Views: 1910

Re: The rarest Tschapka I've ever seen

What an interesting and unique find! Under the Ueberzug, who would have guessed?...