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by joerookery
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Chinstrap and markings
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Chinstrap and markings

I knew they were in Chambersburg but I did not know the connection to the reproduction name. 20 years ago, there was a group of folks from the Veterans of Foreign Wars there in Chambersburg that wanted me to run for elected office. Not that I would've won but I declined. I am in a much better place ...
by joerookery
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings
Replies: 61
Views: 42052

Re: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings

In the world of old things, Amy asked a question which is worth answering especially for the newer members. We have a set of markings on a list that is spread out over three websites. Yes, I could probably do a lot better. These markings came from members who gave authorization to post them over the...
by joerookery
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Regularly the D in an abbreviation stands for dienst= service.
by joerookery
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Unique way of securing a uhlan
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Unique way of securing a uhlan

:bravo:
by joerookery
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Rental comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Rental comparison

Thank you! With this and some information I got by PM, I think I have all that I need. I this is doing into some reasoning about the disagreement between Sheridan and Meade over the use of cavalry and how that related to German World War I thinking. The Germans did not take a lot of stock in the Ame...
by joerookery
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Rental comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Rental comparison

Perfect! Thank you. Now can someone give me the same thing on the German carbine ?
by joerookery
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help with New Pickelhaube
Replies: 39
Views: 999

Re: Help with New Pickelhaube

Yes, first company was in the first Battalion.
by joerookery
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: The most important book – history
Replies: 8
Views: 3218

Re: The most important book – history

Just whining having Dutch co-authors for the next book is indeed a slow go. These guys know a lot but as a non-Dutch speaker, this is tedious. Looking back at myself I don't speak French either. It's all my fault – I should blame Paul. #-o
by joerookery
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: More Pictures SOS 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: More Pictures SOS 2019

Fascinating how Paul L. Looks exactly the same in every photo. It's like his head has been photoshopped onto different photos.
LOL!

It's true. Has been that way ever since his sleepover at Neverland. He is just trying to throw us off the scent!
by joerookery
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: More Pictures SOS 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: More Pictures SOS 2019

An excellent marking...Feld Arty Regt 38 1916 on an M15...Joe?? In my experience most M15's are not marked.
I do not agree. as generalizations go I would say there are less markings and those are always in ink. This is also where the F and G marks had their biggest play.
by joerookery
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Rental comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Rental comparison

Steve you are right! What I am looking for is speed of fire – rate- and magazine capacity. how much was the improvement from the best Civil War rifle to the World War I cavalry carbine? Could it possibly have been worse??
by joerookery
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Rental comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Rental comparison

Could one of you who are more knowledgeable about guns than I am, please compare and contrast the sharps repeating rifle used in the American Civil War in 1864 to the carbine used by the German cavalry in 1914. I used to have a reference called guns of the world. It went away. Help me Mr. Wizard!
by joerookery
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Pictures SOS 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1249

Re: Pictures SOS 2019

That really worries me. I have a rather huge painting coming from Germany. I seriously do not want to see a €5000 bill from slipping. Go to sleep
by joerookery
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1425

Re: SOS 2019

As Janet and I are slow to leave this morning, we saw the news and I thought I would tell you that there was a shooting inside the Olive Garden last night. No wonder Peter and Enid Were able to get reservations. It’s worse than south Chicago in there!
by joerookery
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1425

Re: SOS 2019

I finally met Bruno and chip minx and so many others. I did not see all of Amy’s treasures as she was shopping like crazy! She smiles a lot! She should also get a bulk discount from Tony Cowan. I don’t know what the best helmet I saw was James got a nice one but I am kind of partial to the one Matt ...
by joerookery
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1425

Re: SOS 2019

For those of leaves stuck in places far from the show, you are right ... gutted. This is a wonderful social event. Unbelievably good for the hobby and the collector, This place really puts a face on the screen name. It is easy to do business with somebody you know from the forum. The forum is such a...
by joerookery
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1425

Re: SOS 2019

Rain everywhere
by joerookery
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1425

Re: SOS 2019

8 miles out
by joerookery
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1425

Re: SOS 2019

We leave Tuesday morning.
by joerookery
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: (Solved)Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube

Another picture of the mounted type LG. You can see the pearl ring.
Imageps3187 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr
by joerookery
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: (Solved)Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube

One of our expert forum members
Something I certainly am not nor ever will be.
by joerookery
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Any idea on regiment please guyz ?
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Any idea on regiment please guyz ?

I believe Tony is spot on. Here is a picture of the automobile corps where you can see the insignia. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5100/5558757835_ba2a222492_b.jpg ps1011 by Joe Robinson , on Flickr I do not think I have a clear picture of the railway insignia. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5303/5...
by joerookery
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: (Solved)Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: Need help with Dragoner Garde pickelhaube

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6761705757_c35b7a718b_b.jpg ps1792 by Joe Robinson , on Flickr Many of these helmets survive because they became hand-me-downs for one branch of the Imperial German police- the Landesgendarme.The picture above is one of those guys. Regularly these helmets are mar...
by joerookery
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 759

Re: North American weather

Remember that these people are allowed to vote!
:-# :-# :-# :-#
by joerookery
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019 Update
Replies: 26
Views: 1273

Re: SOS 2019 Update

I'll take 40s and rain over 20s and snow! I'm sure I won't be the only one in shorts in the hall either. Once they kick on the heat in there it warms up quickly, plus there is no dealer drive in on Thursday. So once we get past Wednesday evening the hall should feel comfortable all week/weekend. I ...
by joerookery
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 759

Re: North American weather

joerookery wrote: ↑Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:14 pm
I never really believed that Elvis was alive!
Sacrilege :thumbsdown:
I am pretty sure I saw him pan handling in Las Vegas a few years ago.
He was in the Marine second division during the gulf war.
by joerookery
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 759

Re: North American weather

I never really believed that Elvis was alive!
Sacrilege :thumbsdown:
by joerookery
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 759

Re: North American weather

But I can predict the future too..
He is a genius!
by joerookery
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

An additional question: where did you find the very first map? The one with the unit movements?
by joerookery
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

Philippe, We are saying the exact same thing.. My understanding is that a lot of RJR have existed before the war, only on the paper. Their main role was to assume the periodic recalling of reservists and to equip them during this few weeks of exercising. Therefore your helmet with the red markings i...
by joerookery
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 759

Re: North American weather

Sensationalism sells!
by joerookery
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019 Update
Replies: 26
Views: 1273

Re: SOS 2019 Update

I'll ask the dog.
by joerookery
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

Philippe, Thank you and this is getting much more interesting! As if it wasn't interesting and special already! My next set of questions revolve around the units you mentioned. Where did you come up with the connection with RJR 51? That was in VI corps and was mobilized by JR 22 and 23. What is the ...
by joerookery
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

I have the same pattern cover in my collection. It is dated 1901 and the numbers on the front were added at a much later date. As the as unit tamps on the inside are for a couple of units prior to what is on the front.
Can you post a picture of your cover as well as the stamps?
by joerookery
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

That does make sense. My problem with all of this relatively early stuff is that I had difficulty in finding the primary source. perhaps you have had more success but there are a series of references that point to documents that just do not seem to exist. There definitely were covers prior to 1892. ...
by joerookery
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 1243

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

I’m not smart enough to figure out the FTP stuff from my iPad. I should be back to the computer tonight.
by joerookery
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 1243

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

I am trying to figure out how to post the pictures from my iPad. When I changed my interest area from collecting foot troops uniforms in field-grey to the cavalry also in field-grey during the early 1980's, my mentor and advisor "KAGGRR#1" sold me a nice example of the Ersatz JzP helmet now under di...
by joerookery
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

My apologies, Philip can I use your picture of the marketing? The 1896 date is truly unique.
by joerookery
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

Alan, No, you are wrong. However this is a good wrong. I recommend you strongly to the following article: http://pickelhauben.net/helmet-covers-uberzug/ This is not the first pattern. However, it appears to be from a very short-lived reserve unit life in 1896. There was a big piece of direction in t...
by joerookery
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

What do you think is with the 1896 date on the cover?
by joerookery
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

Philippe,

Can I copy the marking?
by joerookery
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The Woe of the Vanquished
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: The Woe of the Vanquished

Thanks!
by joerookery
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Is It A Wurtt ?
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Is It A Wurtt ?

This is an interesting crease. All of the simple evidence points towards Prussia. but it is not as clean as we might like it to be. There is no problem with the BAXV mark as that is what we are talking about. JR177.A Württemberg Wappen? Most collectors and historians will skip over the fact that the...
by joerookery
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kürassier Helmet ersatz
Replies: 43
Views: 1243

Re: Kürassier Helmet ersatz

Here is something to look at: I do not think there is anybody more qualified than Marshall on the subject. 12th Jaeger zu Pferde corporal wearing a Cuirassier officer's helmet. A super confusing picture. When I 1st saw it I thought it was some sort of a Meldereiter. However... https://farm8.staticfl...
by joerookery
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: White Württemberg PB13
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: White Württemberg PB13

I took the picture of the marking for the list. Let me know if this is a problem.
by joerookery
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: George
Replies: 1
Views: 155

George