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by 911car
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian pickelhaube for your review
Replies: 4
Views: 141

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: 491

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: 104

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: 351

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: 697

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: 697

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: 481

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: 481

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: 104

Patriotic

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by 911car
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: My WW1 camo helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 397

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: 913

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: 1828

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: 1828

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: 1828

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: 1828

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: 1828

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: 1828

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: 1828

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: 524

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: 930

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: 10497

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: 775

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: 206

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: 697

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: 495

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: 697

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: 459

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: 851

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: 1516

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: 691

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: 691

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: 691

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: 1001

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: 521

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: 1748

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: 596

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: 495

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: 10497

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: 1796

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: 1456

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: 1456

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: 448

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: 972

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: 1796

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: 1796

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: 1796

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: 1796

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: 1178

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: 1456

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...