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by 911car
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Guard Silver trim EM -strange markings
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Guard Silver trim EM -strange markings

This is an idea. This one really stumps me. It kills me to have a mark that I have a mark that I cannot figure out. Hi Randy, As suggested above, VAV stands for Versuchs Abteilung den Verkehrstruppen, which became a little later KB (Kraftfahr Bataillon). All troops involved in truck, automobile dri...
by 911car
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: HR 17 totenkopf and banderol, needed.
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: HR 17 totenkopf and banderol, needed.

Hi Kris, Tony's beautiful Pelzmuetze is covered with regulation sealskin. This other all original, untouched example has bearskin, like yours. As you know, HR17 was the only regiment with bearskin covered enlisted busbies. The yellow Fangschnurr is somehow discolored from long exposure to daylight, ...
by 911car
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

In the book "Deutsche Offiziershelme, band 1 by J.Hisenbeck" I found the following photos of a general helmet of Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst himself. Of course with gold colored fittings, but the eagle has the Bandeau with "Koenig" .... and not "Fuerst" ... According to the text once auctioned at Kube...
by 911car
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

In the book "Deutsche Offiziershelme, band 1 by J.Hisenbeck" I found the following photos of a general helmet of Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst himself. Of course with gold colored fittings, but the eagle has the Bandeau with "Koenig" .... and not "Fuerst" ... According to the text once auctioned at Kube...
by 911car
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

Here is the real helmet for a Saxe Weimar Fluegeladjutant. Now, the real enigma is: how such an outstanding expert as Jim is suggest he was showing a FA helmet? There was most likely some communication issue (Jim's books remain invaluable and constant references for me...). thumbnail__DSC0675.jpg th...
by 911car
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

I would have expected to see a squared front visor, cruciform spike base, fluted spike, and Fuerst rather than Koenig on the motto. To me it suggests that this is a Prussian Guard helmet with the star added... You are correct. The basis for the Sachsen-Weimar Fluegeladjutant helmet was the Prussian...
by 911car
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

No doubt, Tony...
Here are similar ones (with 3 rivets) on a wartime officer helmet, together with the M15 detachable spike (note the five aeration holes, like in an enlisted spike).
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by 911car
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

//The only surprise is that the chinscales are for an officer. Did the busby come like this?// Rivets are visible, so unless those are officer M15 removable chinscales, they must be Mannschaften held on with split brad officer rosettes? That really is marvelous display. Well done. Tony, my immediat...
by 911car
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

Having looked more closely at your photos I would venture an opinion that the looped cord part of this parade ensemble is original. It looks the same as the one on my Saxe HR 20 OR’s busby. The parade part of this...woven paddles and tassels looks different and I don’t believe that it is original. ...
by 911car
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

Thank you for showing this great item. Busbies are seldom seen here, let alone nice ones (not sure about the special Fangschnur without seeing it in the flesh; if a regular one looked like this, kind of fluffy, I would say it is for sure a copy; were some LGHR cords made of this material?...). The o...
by 911car
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Baden GR 110
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Baden GR 110

From your pictures,it looks to me like whoever stamped it ran out of space for the V. The placement chosen for that stamping does not allow enough space for XIV. I thought the same as Brian. Look at "1916" beneath BA XI: it is not in the middle of the line as it should be. It should be in the middl...
by 911car
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Tschapka M1867
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Tschapka M1867

In addition, on a 1867 model the plate should NEVER be affixed with metal loops; only screws.
Only one advice: run away...
by 911car
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Tschapka M1867
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Tschapka M1867

Here is the regular Garde eagle on an enlisted Tschapka. The shape of the wings is very different. I have never seen an enlisted Garde Tschapka with an eagle like the one you showed us, which seems to come from a spike helmet. If this ever existed I am not aware of it. I used to own a GUR1 enlisted ...
by 911car
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Tschapka M1867
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Tschapka M1867

Beware. This is not the kind of eagle that should be on an enlisted Tschapka.
by 911car
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: LEGO WWI
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: LEGO WWI

This may not last very long. The LEGO company has decided this week to stop producing the item below, after being attacked by an organization, the German Society for Peace, for selling toys modelling military vehicles.
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by 911car
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Lieb Kurassier Regt. Grosser Kurfurst (Schelesisches) Nr.1 EM
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Lieb Kurassier Regt. Grosser Kurfurst (Schelesisches) Nr.1 EM

Many items were collected after the war on the battlefield illustrated above (Poupry-Loigny). Now exhibited in a museum. Worth a visit if you are traveling by. Not far from Paris.
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by 911car
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Lieb Kurassier Regt. Grosser Kurfurst (Schelesisches) Nr.1 EM
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Lieb Kurassier Regt. Grosser Kurfurst (Schelesisches) Nr.1 EM

Great Leib Kurassier Konvolut! Surprisingly, the 1889 helmet looks more "modern" than the 1894 model: flatter top, more vertical lobster tail... is it dated?
by 911car
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: July 19, 1870
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: July 19, 1870

Indeed, although both Prussians and the French had good reasons to be offended by the Ems telegram. For the French it was made even worse by a translation mistake. The German text said that the message from Wilhelm the First to the French ambassador was conveyed by an "Adjutant", which means "aide-d...
by 911car
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: July 19, 1870
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: July 19, 1870

Yes! All started from a mischievous telegram, the famous "Ems dispatch", sent July 13th.
by 911car
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: JzP Question
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: JzP Question

You are correct, John, enlisted men in JzP8-13 (created in 1913) did wear Dragoner helmets till metal helmets became available, but JL Larcade specifies clearly that officers in these regiments only wore, from the creation of these regiments, regular metal JzP helmets, and never leather helmets.
by 911car
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Museums with Many pickelhaubes in Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Top Museums with Many pickelhaubes in Germany

Yes !!...Musee La Targette, Route Nationale 48, Neuville-Saint-Vaast ( route D937 Bethume-Arras) and the owners other museum with trenches and incredible ww1 collection, Musée Vivant 1914-1918 Colline de Notre Dame de Lorette, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire. Superb collection, ....jaw dropping ! a must seen ...
by 911car
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

Re: Helmet marking

Amy, "Bekleidung" means "clothing".
The "Bekleidungsamt" (BA) was the army service (store) in charge of soldier clothing. There was one by Armee Korps (AK).
R stands for Reserve, of course.
by 911car
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

Re: Helmet marking

b.loree wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:52 pm
Well that would mean the helmet in question is Hessen. We need a photo Amy to confirm this. My Hessen JR 115 has the same markings.
Not necessarily, Brian, since the XVIII Reserve Korps included many non-Hessian regiments. This is why I asked Amy about the helmet identity.
by 911car
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

Re: Helmet marking

I had not looked closely at your picture. Then you real question is: is it really X? Probably not. It seems that there are two roman characters. It could be IX or something else. Sure about RBA though. What kind of helmet is it?
by 911car
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

Re: Helmet marking

Reserve Bekleidungsamt of the 10th Armee Korps

Hi Amy;
by 911car
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 27
Views: 2043

Re: Death of a Forum Member

I was thinking just yesterday that we had not heard of Karel/Adler for a while. He was one of the most inspiring collectors and the author of many of the most exciting posts on this forum; such a high exigence for quality!
Very sad news.
by 911car
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

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: 10
Views: 1102

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: 15
Views: 1238

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: 2127

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: 2127

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: 702

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: 2251

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: 2251

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: 717

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: 1800

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: 2251

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: 2251

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: 2251

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: 1113

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: 1456

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: 1456

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: 1456

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: 11029

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: 1231

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: 1231

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: 1131

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: 1527

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...