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by 911car
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!

This is it, Amy. I am glad you won the auction. It is a good one; Dragoner M15s are rare birds. What is the marking? DR7? DR8?
I wish you can find a spike with Perlring.
by 911car
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!

Prussian, Amy.
Thank you for your nice comments.
by 911car
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!

Here is one more:
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by 911car
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!

Steve, I recently acquired the dragoon M15 which has no Spike and that's why I did the research ams realised that the spike had to be removable with the pearls at the throat. I don't think it's easy to find the spike but time will tell. Good luck to us both to look for the same spike. It's really r...
by 911car
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube
Replies: 18
Views: 198

Re: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube

I suspect Sandy that by 1914 the majority of the British public were not aware of the close collaboration between their country and Germany against Napoleon. After all, by this time veterans of Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars were long dead. In addition, due to some of the Kaiser’s statements and ...
by 911car
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets

The condition of these helmets is really outstanding! Superb and rare. I cannot remember seeing one for sale with the original chinstrap lately.
The presence of two Baden cockades is puzzling. Who knows why? An over-zealous, little-informed previous collector?...
by 911car
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum

I tried to access it:
"You do not have the required permissions to view or read topics within this forum."
by 911car
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Jim ; I would stick with the fact that all wide winged eagles for the F A helmets would be silver . To me some of the plates in the next Kube auction might not have ever been used on helmets . It is possible that some might be plates that were shown by the firm that supplied the helmets . I sure ho...
by 911car
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: how do you hold a pickelhaube...
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Or like this. The grim reality:
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by 911car
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Group of Officers
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Group of Officers

Thank you Gianluca. Fifteen years later, many of these would be fighting against each other.
Taken in Chartres, about 50 miles WSW of Paris, home to the most beautiful gothic cathedral (in my opinion).
by 911car
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

These are amazing helmets. Congratulations to Jim (and thanks to Brian for posting pictures). Regarding the latest entry, is it Weimar or Meiningen? The state cockade indicates Sachsen-Meiningen (the Sachsen-Weimar colours were green/yellow/black). Ian Kube shows a plate for a 1912 Sachsen-Meiningen...
by 911car
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

I mentioned that I had run into one of these Flugel Adj. helmets back in the late 80's. The kokade suggests that this one was from Anhalt! As I said in another post, once a dealer knows he has a serious collector customer all kinds of helmets start to show up in his store. I could have bought this ...
by 911car
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

I want to thank Brian and all of you fellow collectors for all of your help in identifying this helmet that I have owned for many years. It looks like my work is cut out for me if I reside to restore this helmet back to original condition. I am sure the correct plate for this one will cost an arm a...
by 911car
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 36
Views: 368

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Interesting.
Happy to try and contribute to the new post effort, Brian.
Here is another one.
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by 911car
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Russian Cuirassier
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Russian Cuirassier

Nice picture, but the sentence on the back is rather enigmatic...
by 911car
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion
Replies: 16
Views: 292

Re: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion

SkipperJohn wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Beautiful Baden Train!

Here is what they wore prior to 1903:

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John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
Very nice! These are not common. Is it marked?
by 911car
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Ulan 13 from KAGGR#1
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Ulan 13 from KAGGR#1

Great Tschapkas! The one on the top picture does not look like an EM model though, with a number of officer features, except for the detachable mortarboard that is of typical EM style. Or is it an NCO Tschapka? I cannot see for sure if the Suum Cuique emblem is plain or enameled. Steve, can you help?
by 911car
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian 6th Grenadiers Enlisted Ranks pattern 1895
Replies: 14
Views: 221

Re: Prussian 6th Grenadiers Enlisted Ranks pattern 1895

I've never owned a helmet with white painted markings and I had about forty helmets at one time. BA IX helmets are especially showing such markings. As I am living in this german area near the danish border (Schleswig-Flensburg), they are my favorites too \:D/ https://i.servimg.com/u/f20/12/53/37/9...
by 911car
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben, straight from the heart
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Pickelhauben, straight from the heart

My Dr. Wife would understand that, I understood that barely, and it seems fascinating, but this is privilege! That is my M15 officer is it not? Marvelous that I could help and I finally made it into a medical journal without having to die! LINK You are correct, Tony, this is yours! I knew this pict...
by 911car
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben, straight from the heart
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Pickelhauben, straight from the heart

Did you know that a while ago, spiked helmets made their way to clinical cardiology?.. It was observed that in some patients with severe conditions, a modification of the ST segment (a segment of the electrocardiogram related to ventricular function) gives the ECG a dome-and-spike appearance reminis...
by 911car
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion
Replies: 16
Views: 292

Re: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion

Francobritishcollect wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:24 pm
Interesting Tony. That looks like a “TR” to me..... 🧐
I do not think so. Look at the lower part of the character, where the black ink is gone. This is clearly TB...
by 911car
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion
Replies: 16
Views: 292

Re: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion

Very nice indeed! Here is its brother:
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by 911car
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 211

Re: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration

Steve Nick wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:42 pm
Ahh...
A kindred spirit then?
You got it!
I presently have a 911 997 II.
The 944 was (is) a great Porsche.
by 911car
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 211

Re: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration

Steve Nick wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:24 pm
BTW, does 911car make reference to Porsche?
Yes it does...
by 911car
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: I R 88 Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: I R 88 Photos

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by 911car
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 211

Re: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration

John showed an officer older type helmet. Here is the 1867 enlisted model:
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by 911car
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Ulan Regt. 13
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Ulan Regt. 13

This is a very nice picture, GL.
I hope you keep safe (and patient).
Coraggio!
by 911car
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: IR92

Karel's and Tony's helmets are superb. I will add to this impressive gallery the example donated by Viktoria Luise, the Kaiser's daughter and Duchess of Brunswick, to the Rastaat museum in 1961, before being sold:
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by 911car
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New member from Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: New member from Canada

Welcome Steve!
by 911car
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder GDK or GDC groups
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Kinder GDK or GDC groups

Sweet!!
by 911car
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A Bavarian Chevauxlegers offizer
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: A Bavarian Chevauxlegers offizer

Markgraf,
The equivalent of a Bavarian Chevau-Leger, in other states, is actually a Dragoner.
by 911car
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A Bavarian Chevauxlegers offizer
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: A Bavarian Chevauxlegers offizer

Hi Markgraf,
This is a picture of a Ulan, not a Chevau-Leger (without an x).
Best wishes;
by 911car
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020 KAGGR#1 Purchases
Replies: 22
Views: 1424

Re: SOS 2020 KAGGR#1 Purchases

Sorry , I bought the helmet "as is " no kokards or chin strap But as I said it is only the 3rd one that I have seen Neither of those 2 can be bought for any reasonable amount of cash I know the 2 collectors who own them I am sure there are more around , I just do not happen to know the other collec...
by 911car
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie

Great older helmet!
Here is an exemple of visor "staking" on a more recent model. Whether it is a period modification or not I don't know though.
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by 911car
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessian M15 Pickelhaube from the Show of Shows 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Hessian M15 Pickelhaube from the Show of Shows 2020

Lucky you, Alan! I wonder if Hessian M15s with round spike bases were ever worn with fluted Hessian spikes.
And by the way, do you think yours bears a JzP spike? The height of the lower part of the spike is suggestive...

Congratulations and best wishes.
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by 911car
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: My Purchases SOS 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: My Purchases SOS 2020

Great harvest! The helmet should revive nicely in your hands.
by 911car
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Tech Support Site Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Tech Support Site Upgrade

Yesterday, I had a text from my son Logan regarding recent upgrades that our tech support has made to this site. We have had a major upgrade, Quote: "I had to manually dig through various bits of the database and rip stuff out. I also replaced the entire phpBB install with a fresh one and just copi...
by 911car
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: She was a teenager during First World War
Replies: 3
Views: 698

She was a teenager during First World War

Sister Andre just turned 116, making her the oldest person in France, the oldest person in Europe, and second oldest (documented) person worldwide. Perfect elocution and a sense of humor. When asked about the strongest memories of her life, she mentions the two world wars she went through, and the f...
by 911car
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My first Lobstertail
Replies: 22
Views: 3338

Re: My first Lobstertail

Excellent progress. Here is mine after derusting with ultra-fine abrasive paper and polishing, as described above. It was as least as badly rusted as yours.
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by 911car
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 1577

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

I was not aware of the existence of these light blue Oldenburg cockades. Yes Bruno, light and dark blue are totally OK for Oldenburg cockades, as they are for Braunschweig too! There are some variations indeed. Philippe :wink: Yes Philippe, I know about these different shades of blue; in Mecklembur...
by 911car
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 1577

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

[quote] She's a wonderful woman!!!! John :D [/quote] I'm sure she is! I wish somebody would offer me a spike helmet... I was not aware of the existence of these light blue Oldenburg cockades. Larcade shows a 1867 enlisted Oldenburg cockade in dark blue and red. My oldest Oldenburg helmet is a Dragon...
by 911car
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 1577

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

This is a great helmet and gift, congratulations. Now you must find the cockade of the larger, older model to make it close to perfect! I am not sure what you mean. The Kokarde on this helmet is 57mm, which technically would be too large and probably left over from an earlier Pickelhaube. The Kokar...
by 911car
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 1577

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

This is a great helmet and gift, congratulations.
Now you must find the cockade of the larger, older model to make it close to perfect!
by 911car
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My first Lobstertail
Replies: 22
Views: 3338

Re: My first Lobstertail

I have felt like a kid waiting for Christmas all week waiting for this to arrive and it is finally here. The first in my small collection. It is marked Lachmann 15 and Lachmann Berlin 16. It has a lot of surface rust to clean off, but I am not sure how much polishing I should do. What are your opin...
by 911car
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13

Positively superb, Alan. So rare to find these free of dents. A sensational find.
Bruno
by 911car
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Replies: 20
Views: 1963

Re: Busbies/Pelzmützen

I always thought enlisted busbies were never copied from scratch. The authenticity of these items is never doubtful (that is, the body, because fur and metal fittings have been of course frequently changed). Then I saw your creation. This is amazing! A tour de force. I am admirative. From a black an...
by 911car
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

Glad that you are finally convinced John. Here are some published pictures of pioneer officer helmets.
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by 911car
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

Bruno and John, Me may have here a helmet worn in one of the two companies (7 and 8 ) of the II/ER1 in Berlin.(Eisenbahn-Pionier-Regiment). As Larcade wrote in his Tome I, page 147, those helmets were similar (of course except the saxon wappen and the cockades) to the Garde helmets worn in the ERs ...
by 911car
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

Do not worry, John, this is the fun of this hobby. I hope such discussions would happen more often. As long as I can remember it was accepted for me that Saxon pioneer helmets bear white metal chinscales, and this is confirmed in my usual references (Laine, Larcade; I didn't check Randy's book). I s...