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by 911car
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Saxon General belt
Replies: 0
Views: 163

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: 345

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: 9295

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: 567

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: 94

Re: Colourized photos

Absolutely great.
Thank you;
by 911car
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Another dragoon
Replies: 9
Views: 287

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: 148

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: 9
Views: 287

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: 128

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: 439

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: 714

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: 389

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: 389

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: 389

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: 587

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: 320

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: 979

Re: The rarest Tschapka I've ever seen

What an interesting and unique find! Under the Ueberzug, who would have guessed?...
by 911car
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA

b.loree wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:40 am
Probably the most trusted in North America is Age of Kings based in Texas. They specialize in pickelhaubes and have a website displaying their wares.
I can also confirm this. Excellent helmets, and very reasonably priced. Age of Kings is based both in Texas and Eastern France.
by 911car
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Which is worth more M15 or M95
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Which is worth more M15 or M95

Also, M95s usually have more markings and traceability. M15s are often more "anonymous"; not to mention the numerous war bond helmets that have seen little if any action, hence are often in good condition but of lesser historic significance. HOWEVER... in my opinion this difference only applies to s...
by 911car
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: 1st of Hannover Dragoner Regiment #9
Replies: 32
Views: 9295

Re: 1st of Hannover Dragoner Regiment #9

Bruno ; On the D R 9 front plate the 2 battle honors on each side of the eagle are made as part of the eagle plate . Unlike the officers , where a lot of times the battle honors are added to the eagle . I can't tell about the "Waterloo " battle honor around the neck . Is it made with the eagle also...
by 911car
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

This is really interesting, Steve! You learn something every day. If Brian does not have time you can send the pictures to me too.
Bruno
by 911car
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: Time machine

The last prince of Mecklenburg-Strelitz just passed away:

https://www.uckermarkkurier.de/neustrel ... 66107.html
by 911car
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: Time machine

Hi Bruno, This rare Wappen is looking good to me too, especially the center which is NOT showing the 4 or 5 soldered points (which are most of the time the proof of a fake plate). Philippe :wink: https://www.ebay.com/itm/MECKLENBURG-STRELITZ-O-R-PICKELHAUBE/232859344380?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26alg...
by 911car
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What does the marking stand for?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: What does the marking stand for?

Westfront and Philippe are of course correct: a typical bavarian stamp.
However, I always thought that BD on these stamps stood for "Bayerische Division".
I may be wrong...
by 911car
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde regiment no.1 m1860
Replies: 17
Views: 576

Re: Garde regiment no.1 m1860

This cannot be a 1. Garde Regiment (1GRzF) helmet, which had all silver trim. Your helmet used to have a golden colour eagle, matching the spike and spine. It may have been 2., 3., or 4. Garde Regiment zu Fuss, or Garde Grenadier Regiment 1., 2., 3., 4., 5. I cannot really make the marking out on yo...
by 911car
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

Steve, the AKO of September 21st, 1915 ruled that all Prussian Dragoner helmets should be in silver trim, EM and officers', at the exception of Garde Dragoner 1 that kept the yellow gilt. Bruno That's fantastic! I had no idea this change occurred :o Tony, this is official history. How far was the r...
by 911car
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

Bruno ; the AKO of September 21st, 1915 ruled that all Prussian Dragoner helmets should be in silver trim, EM and officers', at the exception of Garde Dragoner 1 that kept the yellow gilt. Bruno Many thanks Great info that answers my question about 1 G D R If I am correct the only two that we could...
by 911car
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

Thanks to Jim T. for these photos of these helmets in his collection . We all know the D R 9 officers helmet was in gilt trim .A great reserve officer in gilt . I understand there was an A K O that all Dragoon regiments were to go to a silver trim helmet. I assume this info was / is correct but I d...
by 911car
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

Beautiful examples indeed!!
by 911car
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Trip to Idaho Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 748

Re: Trip to Idaho Cancelled

Wishing you a prompt recovery James. You should be fine soon.
by 911car
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: Time machine

Thank you gentlemen for your nice comments. Jaap, I fully share your compassion. I stressed the provenance of this helmet but I did not, as Philippe did, remind you that it is indeed a very rare model, worn in only one battalion of GR89. Quite a few fakes exist. Philippe, thank you very much for you...
by 911car
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: Time machine

Then comes Philippe. He was able to spot the "Verlustlisten" of GR89, 5. Kompagnie. We do find Grenadier Franz Gaede II, from Herzwolde, Neustrelitz, who was killed in action in Carlepont (Oise, North East of Paris) in December 1914.
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by 911car
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: Time machine

The name tag is to Grenadier Gaede II, 5. Kompagnie.
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by 911car
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Time machine

Looks like the forum is asleep... This is an interesting spiked helmet. The regimental marking is not easy to make out though, but I hope you can recognize R.89. I'm afraid some greasy stuff was spread on the inside, including the name tag, at some point in the past. L1010264.JPG L1010277.JPG L10102...
by 911car
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde De Korps Officers Helmet Quesion
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Garde De Korps Officers Helmet Quesion

Well, Dave, as long as he paid the price of a reproduction (I think they charge around $ 1500,00 for these)...
Bruno
by 911car
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde De Korps Officers Helmet Quesion
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Garde De Korps Officers Helmet Quesion

This is a copy, Dave.
Cheers;
by 911car
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 1919

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Peter_Suciu wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Arran wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 1:15 pm
A Hawaiian Pickelhaube!
As for rare, I think the Madagascar spiked helmets are among the most rare
Not directly related, but once I found an ersatz felt Prussian helmet on Reunion island, east of Madagascar...
by 911car
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Hello from Germany

Willkommen, Claus!
by 911car
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 1919

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

So great job, Bruno. You was able to add a fluted spike with the exact colour's tonality. I like it a lot. Giorgio It is not exactly that, Giorgio. I told the story before: this guy in San Francisco had two M15s for sale, this Mecklemburg and a bavarian in rather poor condition. Unfortunately, spik...
by 911car
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 1919

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Yes but it came originally with a Prussian spike....
by 911car
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 1919

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Thank you Giorgio.
I have seen one or two, but always bearing Prussian infantry spikes.
by 911car
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: model 1860?
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: model 1860?

Yes indeed, a 1860 model. Missing the visor rim, back spine, and with a wrong eagle plate.
by 911car
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914
Replies: 14
Views: 825

Re: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914

I look forward to ordering this!
I feel like a total layman, not knowing that the Germans had failed in Belgium in August 1914...
by 911car
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Horse on eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: Horse on eagle

Thanks to all of you for the nice comments! I will try to make a nice picture of grouped IR92 helmets.
by 911car
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Horse on eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: Horse on eagle

Please do, Joe. Yes, this mark is badly faded but doubtless though, when you look at it after lightly humidifying the leather.
by 911car
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Fus Artillerie regiment nr 9
Replies: 17
Views: 866

Re: Fus Artillerie regiment nr 9

Felt still perfectly shaped indeed. A great exemple. A date on the newspaper?
by 911car
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 1686

Re: The Hartmann Collection

Yes.....things were a lot cheaper prior to the 1970's! Mr Hartmann was in the US army, stationed in Germany at and after the end of WWII. I was told he collected many of his helmets then. Someone who knew him very well told me the price he paid for the Garde Reiter officer helmet was a pack of ciga...
by 911car
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 1686

Re: The Hartmann Collection

pickelhauben wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Great collection.

Is Mr . Hartman still with us ?
No Mr Hartman passed away years ago.
by 911car
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Horse on eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Horse on eagle

This helmet is marked 92.R 1906 and on the other side R.J.R.78 II B (not easy to photograph but doubtless). The maker is Hermann Clemen. The name inside the visor seems to be "Koch", and most likely "W Koch". Was this helmet engaged in WW1? As we know, all helmets in this regiment received the skull...