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by 911car
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: She was a teenager during First World War
Replies: 3
Views: 45

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: 1109

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: 249

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: 249

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: 249

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: 249

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: 1109

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: 726

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: 745

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: 349

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: 349

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: 349

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...
by 911car
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

[/quote] I do not think that is quite correct. Only GR100 wore white metal chinscales. Pionier chinscales were gilt from every battalion. [/quote] That is correct, John. All 30 Pioneer battalions wore yellow metal chinscales... except for the two saxon ones. I will be happy to learn something if som...
by 911car
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

I have had this privately purchased Sachsen Pionier Pickelhaube for several years. It is not unit marked but it had to come from Sachsen Pionier Battalion Nr. 12 (Pima), or Sachsen Pioneer Battalion Nr. 22 (Riesa): John, it can also come from GR100 (even better...). Whatever it is, GR or Pioneer, t...
by 911car
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube

The helmet looks great, Alan! I was wondering whether you should try to put it back in a full officer configuration. However, thinking twice, it might well be a genuine OYV helmet, of which the spike, notably, is reminiscent: tall, officer-type, but no Perlring and five aeration holes. Then you woul...
by 911car
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Thanks Brian, I appreciate this very much! =D> by member JohnM: I preferred posting pictures to the forum server only because it will always be available for research for all of our members as opposed to other sites that may not always be available. I also agree with you John, as Brian states as we...
by 911car
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Great, it works.
Many thanks for your assistance, Brian.
by 911car
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 1036

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Test
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by 911car
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Sandy, This is an oddity! I would have thought these enlisted chinscales have nothing to do on an officer helmet and are a postwar, fantasy addition... till I saw you did find a Train officer in the name of the helmet owner. Either this is a remarkable coincidence, or these chinscales were actually ...
by 911car
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109

Another very nice helmet...
by 911car
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Bada, Bada, Baden Dragoon!
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Bada, Bada, Baden Dragoon!

Nice helmet!
by 911car
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Another M15 Kurassier
Replies: 21
Views: 4743

Re: Another M15 Kurassier

Buy what if there is no m15 field gray lion..... ????? What if it never existed....but we think it might ..?? Mind blown. ...lol I was kidding, regarding the fieldgray parade lion... I assume such a thing never existed. Should be fun to get rebutted though... A more valid question would be: would t...
by 911car
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

All best wishes to you all!
Bruno
by 911car
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Merry xmas
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Merry xmas

Merry Christmas to you all!
by 911car
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15
Replies: 18
Views: 575

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Parfait!
by 911car
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New Bavarian OYV or NCO Helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: New Bavarian OYV or NCO Helmet

As this is an officer helmet, the EM cockades are wrong here... Does the spike unscrew in two parts? It could then be a M15 officer Haube and that would explain the M91 side posts and the leather chinstrap. Philippe :wink: I was going to ask the same question: why OYV/NCO? This looks like a wartime...
by 911car
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet

This is my experience also. I have one eagle with this feature, I have owned others and and examined others with the same. I have never seen a helmet where the screw set on an eagle base actually goes through the four holes on the helmet top for the spike set. Personally I imagine it may have been ...
by 911car
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: More Helmets For Sale - ALL SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: More Helmets For Sale

I do not think this Dragoner helmet is a 1891 model: - Side posts of the 95 - not 91 - type - Spine attachment to the rear bill with a square nut - Grommeted holes to attach the eagle If it was born a M91, it was fully updated later, with the exception of the spike. Why not? The difference was hard...
by 911car
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: More Helmets For Sale - ALL SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: More Helmets For Sale

I do not think this Dragoner helmet is a 1891 model: - Side posts of the 95 - not 91 - type - Spine attachment to the rear bill with a square nut - Grommeted holes to attach the eagle If it was born a M91, it was fully updated later, with the exception of the spike. Why not? The difference was hardl...
by 911car
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: More Helmets For Sale - ALL SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: More Helmets For Sale

Interesting. I was not aware of this detail. All EM Dragoner helmets had the pearlring, of course, but I did not know NCOs also had the twist shutter. I only knew the EM M91 spike with the twist shutter... On the other hand, your helmet is by all means a bona fide EM model.
by 911car
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: More Helmets For Sale - ALL SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: More Helmets For Sale

Hi, why did you write this a NCO Dragoner helmet? (I mean, why NCO?)
by 911car
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet

I think the helmet looks great, but I have a somewhat unrelated question: When was the top eagle authorized for wear on these helmets? I believe that the lion on top of Saxon Garde Regiments was authorized in 1876, but when was the Prussian Garde authorized to wear the eagle? John :? much earlier b...
by 911car
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet

It has been there for a while. And likely to stay there at this price...
by 911car
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics
Replies: 78
Views: 42523

Re: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics

Yes Mark, this is legit, as discussed in some recent posts. Some M15 Hessen helmets have been manufactured with round spike bases.
Hope this finds you well!
Bruno
by 911car
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet

Arran wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Very nice original helmet with a great patina!
That brings the unbearable dilemna: clean it or not?
by 911car
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Prussian UR 6 felt tschapka for review
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: Prussian UR 6 felt tschapka for review

Timp, I do not mean to disappoint you if you have purchased this Tschapka, but I must disagree with you on a couple of points: "It has the same look as all felt tschapka"... I used to own a definitively authentic felt one (that I sold to a member of this forum) that looked nicer (shape) and much mor...
by 911car
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Prussian UR 6 felt tschapka for review
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: Prussian UR 6 felt tschapka for review

Timp, are you seeking any kind of opinion? My immediate, spontaneous impression after just a quick glance is that it is really not pretty at all! No allure... while a Tschapka should by essence be a well-made, elegant piece of headgear. More practically, how would you affix a Rabatte with holes for ...
by 911car
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 805

Re: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet

Yes Amy, both of the helmets shown have plates attached with wing nuts.
by 911car
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 805

Re: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet

A scarce helmet, James, one of the last bavarian infantry helmets, dated 1895, before the new M96 bavarian pattern was introduced. The single bavarian cockade is perfect too, but it has to be worn on the other side :wink: Philippe :wink: A great helmet for sure, and the model used until much later ...
by 911car
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.

It is indeed rare to own an M15 Garde helmet that is not a Garde helmet! Excellent find.
by 911car
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Good Soldier Svejk
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: The Good Soldier Svejk

Impressive erudition, Gus!
Good to know that somebody knows about soldier Svejk.
by 911car
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: My other hobby, several Kawasaki's.
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: My other hobby, several Kawasaki's.

Sweet!!
by 911car
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.
Replies: 24
Views: 897

Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Great!
I have two ZZRs, 1200 and 1400.
by 911car
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Good Soldier Svejk
Replies: 4
Views: 431

The Good Soldier Svejk

I was in Prague yesterday and walking on the streets at night I came upon this mysterious fresco. I cannot speak or read Czech, of course, but when I saw the name "Svejk" I realized it was probably related to "The good soldier Svejk", the very famous satirical novel (1921) that describes the life of...
by 911car
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.
Replies: 24
Views: 897

Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Z650?
by 911car
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KR2 officer helmet. Early model
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: KR2 officer helmet. Early model

Many thanks to all for your comments. These officer early helmets were not Ni-plated, like later models, which makes restoration considerably easier. Only bare steel to be polished (perhaps some of these were actually plated; happy to learn if some of you know...). On this one even the liner string ...
by 911car
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics
Replies: 78
Views: 42523

Re: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics

Yes Coert, on period pictures you frequently see M15 Hessian helmets with regular Prussian spikes, even sometimes on round (not cruciform) bases. Therefore it is legit. On the helmet for sale on the forum there is a perfect color match between the spike and the other metal fittings. This being said,...
by 911car
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KR2 officer helmet. Early model
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: KR2 officer helmet. Early model

Yes! I am so grateful to Alan who found this helmet and sold it to me. You see, Brian, it is mostly happy deals on Pickelhaubes.com... And I insist, this is exactly the same helmet below, with the only exception of one spike basis retaining stud and black ink on the scroll. L1060416_zps2towtdjc.jpg ...
by 911car
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KR2 officer helmet. Early model
Replies: 9
Views: 601

KR2 officer helmet. Early model

This may ring a bell for forum veterans:
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