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by 911car
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:47 pm
That is a marvellous example.

Nothing beats a Tschapka.
Agreed
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by 911car
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Looking for a Prussian artillery With
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Looking for a Prussian artillery With

Hi James,
I have this for sale.
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by 911car
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover

verdun16 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:33 am
Dear Friends
I would like to share this M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover.
Great, Gianluca. I will take the field cover.
by 911car
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tschapka.
Replies: 20
Views: 1121

Re: Prussian Tschapka.

PS...I did a repair on a Garde tschapka of Alan's which included a restitch of the liner, check that out in the restoration section if so inclined. Years ago, I also replaced a cardboard top on a tschapka mortar board bought from Manions. I used thin leather then lacquered it, the piece was pre war...
by 911car
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tschapka.
Replies: 20
Views: 1121

Re: Prussian Tschapka.

I will echo what Brian wrote, and wish you the best of luck to find a liner. This might be an insurmountable challenge though. Where do you find a spare Tschapka liner?? I think I have never seen one for sale. If you ever find one, it must also be of the right size, and as Brian reminded us, adding ...
by 911car
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube spike
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Pickelhaube spike

jake1708 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:08 pm
Hi, does anyone have any info on this Pickelhaube spike? Not sure if it’s a repro or not.

Thanks
Here is the real thing, for you to compare:
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by 911car
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 1093

Re: Württemberg Pickelhaube

Hopefully, he does not attend this forum....
by 911car
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 1093

Re: Württemberg Pickelhaube

If you have the possibility to return it, do not hesitate... this is my advice.
by 911car
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: GdC or GKR with parade eagle.
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: GdC or GKR with parade eagle.

Here is another soldier. His name was Moeller, from Holstein, enlisted in GKR.
I also inherited his helmet, with spike, no eagle, in its transport box, and the abundant correspondence he mailed to his mother when in the GK regiment.

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by 911car
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Re: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet

Gianluca,
Was it difficult to resist the temptation of polishing it? For sure you did the right thing, leaving the patina intact. Very attractive helmet as it is.
by 911car
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 1093

Re: Württemberg Pickelhaube

There is a tiny bit of the gray paint left on the M91 posts and spine fastener (inside the rear visor).
by 911car
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 1093

Re: Württemberg Pickelhaube

It seems that the matt gray original colour has been scraped bare and the metal polished to a shine.
by 911car
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 1093

Re: Württemberg Pickelhaube

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I think the rest is original.
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The colour is not.
by 911car
Sat May 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.

Simply excellent, Alan. A must have.
by 911car
Sun May 24, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets

The cockade on the JzP period photo seems to be indeed of the small size!
Thank you for posting it.
by 911car
Sun May 24, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets

John, even if Steve got the helmet with these small cockades, the probability that it came like this straight from WW1 is very low. As we know, all these removable parts have been lost, shuffled, replaced: cockades, chinstraps, sometimes spikes (Steve's M15 does not seem to have the special JzP spik...
by 911car
Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets

I especially like seeing the Model 1915 with the smaller, 48mm, Kokarden. A few years ago I posted one of my JzP's only to be told by another forum member that a 48mm Kokarde was never used on these. Good to see another example. John, how does this suggest that small cockades were ever worn on JzP ...
by 911car
Fri May 15, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Leib-Kurassier Mannschaft
Replies: 26
Views: 10379

Re: Leib-Kurassier Mannschaft

Spiker wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 1:22 am
The helmet is now 4 sale.
Do you have more pictures, Ed?
by 911car
Fri May 08, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hi from France
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Hi from France

I live in the center of France... far from the battlefields which makes itsometimes more difficult to find good pieces of uniform and heagears. Julien I don't think I agree with this. I have found the best helmets in Auvergne, Pays Basque, the Carcassonne region, Angers, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes....
by 911car
Thu May 07, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hi from France
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Hi from France

Welcome.
Where from in France?
by 911car
Wed May 06, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: M15 Mecklenburg spike
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: M15 Mecklenburg spike

Wishing you the best of luck. Make sure you get a genuine Mecklemburg spike, and not a bavarian one for instance.
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by 911car
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: i need HELP!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: i need HELP!!

Amy, M15 Prussian Kurassier helmets were sometimes produced with blackened shells, therefore this combination was not impossible. This was perhaps a Kurassier Extra-Helm (private purchase), since it cannot be an Ordonnanz/Meldereiter helmet with this round visor. This hypothesis would not be suppor...
by 911car
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet wiht plume

Truly excellent!
by 911car
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hussar Busby of 5th hussar regiment?
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: Hussar Busby of 5th hussar regiment?

Johann wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:18 pm
Are you sure it is complete?
It is not complete with respect to hair...
by 911car
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: i need HELP!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: i need HELP!!

Amy, M15 Prussian Kurassier helmets were sometimes produced with blackened shells, therefore this combination was not impossible. This was perhaps a Kurassier Extra-Helm (private purchase), since it cannot be an Ordonnanz/Meldereiter helmet with this round visor. This hypothesis would not be support...
by 911car
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: i need HELP!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: i need HELP!!

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:56 pm
Isn't that Stabsordonnanzen?

They wore a JzP type Metalhelme with gilt trim and Preußen eagle. Not sure about the front and rear visor style though.
As far as I know, Tony, their helmet had the regular JzP front visor. Only the eagle plate differed.
by 911car
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 2nd Guards Uhlan Regiment
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: 2nd Guards Uhlan Regiment

And here is a GUR2 officer Tschapka (its flaw is that the Rabatte cord is darkened).
Note the distinctive and unique shape of eagle wings, to be compared with the 2 enlisted-type eagles above.
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by 911car
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 2nd Guards Uhlan Regiment
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: 2nd Guards Uhlan Regiment

Nice picture!
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by 911car
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M15 Lachmann Liner
Replies: 21
Views: 1865

Re: M15 Lachmann Liner

Here is another Lachmann liner. Yours may be indeed a little thicker, but it still looks genuine.
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by 911car
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Officer Pickelhaube 1915 Train Btn with field cover
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Officer Pickelhaube 1915 Train Btn with field cover

Oooohhh!... I did not know you had this, Gianluca!
Lucky you that I did not see it for sale before you did... :-)
by 911car
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: how do you hold a pickelhaube...
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

SkipperJohn wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:28 am
We finally have an answer to the age old question, "Did the spike on a Pickelhaube have any function?"
The answer is, "Yes, it was a handle!"

John :D
And much improved in artillery
by 911car
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!
Replies: 22
Views: 2438

Re: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!

Amy, look at the left part of the rear bill. I had the impression that 7D could be made out, in whitish colour.
I may be completely wrong...
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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: 22
Views: 2438

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: 22
Views: 2438

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: 22
Views: 2438

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: 22
Views: 2438

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: 986

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: 635

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: 9
Views: 1539

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: 37
Views: 1497

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: 12
Views: 810

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: 5
Views: 363

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: 37
Views: 1497

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: 37
Views: 1497

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: 37
Views: 1497

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: 37
Views: 1497

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: 258

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: 17
Views: 1112

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?