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by 911car
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 25
Views: 317

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

We had discussed this Sachsen-Weimar reserve helmet on the forum in... 2006.
Tony's comment then:
"That appears to be an M1871 Reserve eagle, but it has had the posts removed, M1895 loops added, and the star Wappen placed over the EK indent on the chest."
by 911car
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 25
Views: 317

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

As it is perfectly possible and original that such eagles with 4 holes have been used to fit some reserve or Landwehr units of the small duchies No doubt. I have an original Sachsen-Weimar reserve helmet on which the Sachsen-Weimar arms and reserve cross are mounted on such a Prussian reserve plate...
by 911car
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another garage sale
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Another garage sale

Very nice catch despite sad circumstances.
by 911car
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Lobstertail Help
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Lobstertail Help

This helmet was for a non-commissioned officer/one-year volunteer in the Prussian Garde-du-Corps or Garde Kurassier regiments. Some parts are officer-style (shell, spike base, liner) and others of the enlisted type (front plate, spike, cockades). From the shape, one can assume it dates back from the...
by 911car
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A seasoned one
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: A seasoned one

Hi Bruno, About the condition, I would close one eye for such a scarce and complete helmet. It has all what a M15 OJR91 needs. Regimentaly well marked in the shell, BA X stamp on neckguard, original Oldenburg cockade, perfect Wappen. What do you want more? Maybe a trackable wearers name :D Philippe...
by 911car
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A seasoned one
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: A seasoned one

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by 911car
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A seasoned one
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: A seasoned one

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by 911car
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A seasoned one
Replies: 13
Views: 349

A seasoned one

Not the best condition. The shell is misshapen and the finish damaged in places. The helmet has been obviously much worn and the Uberzug has left its marks. It is complete and miraculously unmessed with though.
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by 911car
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens

Clinical!!
We never get enough to see of your fantastic collection, Tony.
by 911car
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Aachen battery
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Aachen battery

Very interesting, and new for me.
Many thanks;
by 911car
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help needed with Friend's I.R. 92 Braunschweig enlisted Helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Help needed with Friend's I.R. 92 Braunschweig enlisted Helmet

Alan,
Here is the real thing, if it can help.
Best,
Bruno
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by 911car
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 Bavarian
Replies: 18
Views: 371

Re: M1915 Bavarian

Sandy, I always believed, from diverse other sources, that on these markings particular to bavarian gear, BD stands for "Bayerische Division", and not Bekleidungs Depot... Was I wrong?
by 911car
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French dragon officer helmet and képi
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: French dragon officer helmet and képi

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True but if you look at period photos they wore cloth covers on these helmets to prevent the “shine”.
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Or were occasionally even more radical...

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by 911car
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: A new home for my collection

Looks great! Congratulations. Should make a nice office too. Is it heated?
by 911car
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Need help
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Need help

I agree with Schiavona. The name is probably Mildenberger.
On the stamp I seem to read: "...kleider und Masken". Therefore, if I am correct, it may be the stamp of a company selling or renting theater accessories, as is frequently encountered on spike helmets and other garments.
by 911car
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat

Really impressive! Super model. Is it "running"?
by 911car
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Prussian Kurassier Non Commisioned Officer
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Prussian Kurassier Non Commisioned Officer

Charles,
These are regular Offizier cockades. In fact this is an Offizier helmet in every respect but the eagle plate... Double holes behind the plate?
Bruno
by 911car
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

aicusv wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 am
I've always assumed that these were war time made pieces and the "talcing" was to reduce the reflectiveness of the helmet. Are the bodies of these helmets leather or fiber?
Those I was referring to were leather with flat black finish, and dated 1912 and 1913.
by 911car
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 610

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Quality, quality, quality!
Congratulations.
by 911car
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

I have never heard that story before and I have been collecting hauben since the 1980’s. There are private purchase Officer helmets where the shell is made of lacquered felt and the visors stitched on. Any talc powder in my opinion might be some sort of chemical reaction after 100 years. At the sam...
by 911car
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: PRUSSIAN TSCHAPKA - Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: PRUSSIAN TSCHAPKA - Opinions

I think this is the first time it will happen... but I will respectfully disagree with Brian... The helmet is genuine but condition is not great. The mortarboard is out of shape. The eagle has lost all of its former matt silver finish and for me the lost scepter is a real issue. In addition, look at...
by 911car
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Evaluation of a Prussian Dragoner
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Evaluation of a Prussian Dragoner

Hi Mike,
Beautiful condition! This is no Dragoner helmet though, but for a Prussian administration officer, most likely a paymaster. It is missing a small eagle in silver colour between the legs of the eagle. Have you unscrewed the front plate?
by 911car
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 895

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Oh Ok Bruno , but are you sure 116 should bear flat chinscales ? This was the regulation for all Hessian infantry regiments from 1897, Ed. We know by experience and from JL Larcade, though, that this was not followed by officers (except for those in JR115) who kept the curved chinscales. So many va...
by 911car
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 895

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Spiker wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:59 am
:-s Actually, it was the 117th who was awarded the black plume.

But for the love of God is it silver or brass ?
Ed, you are right, IR117 wore the Haarbusch, but so did IR116. I know that Laine's book states that it did not, but I think this is a mistake.
by 911car
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 895

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

they did have the vent on the rear spine; an exception for Dragoner). Larcade wrote that this rear vent has been first introduced on the hessian dragoon helmets in the year 1895, as the five vent holes in the spike neck. This was exactly the same for Württemberg dragoons but never for Preußen, Bade...
by 911car
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 895

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

The helmet has to be from the 116th Infantry Regiment. This regiment is the only standard Hessen (plain Hessen front plate) regiment that was allowed to wear a black plume for parades. Randy you are right, IR116 did wear a Haarbusch in parade. So did, too, both Hessian Dragoner regiments. Are the f...
by 911car
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian pickelhaube for your review
Replies: 4
Views: 239

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: 761

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: 209

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: 523

Re: Busby

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by 911car
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Girls and pickelhaubes
Replies: 25
Views: 923

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: 923

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: 671

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: 671

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: 151

Patriotic

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by 911car
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: My WW1 camo helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 534

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: 1099

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: 2175

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: 2175

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: 2175

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: 2175

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: 2175

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: 2175

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: 2175

Re: SOS 2019

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by 911car
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Saxon General belt
Replies: 0
Views: 584

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: 1359

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: 10848

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: 849

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: 250

Re: Colourized photos

Absolutely great.
Thank you;