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by joerookery
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Frank's machine gun Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Frank's machine gun Friday

Thanks!
by joerookery
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Frank's machine gun Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Frank's machine gun Friday

We have started a regular Friday feature on our daily blogs data has become incredibly popular. We are going through the machine guns one at a time. if this interests you you can see the daily blogs at the Facebook group German1914 or at the website www.germann1914.com As you know Verilog militaria ...
by joerookery
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Imperial German history blogs.
Replies: 0
Views: 833

Imperial German history blogs.

There is a Facebook group called German1914 and a page in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Germanfailure/ so if you are interested in finding how out about the states that are behind your Wappen..... Today's blog is the start of the discussion about states. There was a winner of the vote about whic...
by joerookery
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Rental comparison
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: Rental comparison

Bill Thiemann is actually alive??
by joerookery
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 1917
Replies: 4
Views: 281

1917

by joerookery
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings
Replies: 64
Views: 43917

Re: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings

Thank you Lars.
by joerookery
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings
Replies: 64
Views: 43917

Re: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings

What does the abbreviation Ausb. stand for?
Ldst.-I.-Ausb.-Btl. Mönchen-Gladbach (VIII. 41)
ImageLANDXVIII41 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr
by joerookery
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914
Replies: 16
Views: 1688

Re: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914

The book was released several weeks ago and is now available on Amazon. Because of the shortsightedness or disingenuous behavior of McFarland, they only sent two review copies out that I can tell. As a result, I bought a bunch of copies and spent over $600 mailing out review copies. Postage to Europ...
by joerookery
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019

:lol: :lol: :lol: Wait didn't we start a trade war with Canada? Something to do with tariffs – and cheese from Wisconsin? dairy products? being vegan I no longer eat those things.So I guess Canadians are okay!
by joerookery
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 1166

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

Now that was a fantastic discussion!
by joerookery
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 1227

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Not just limited to helmets – look at these covers!
Imageps156 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr
by joerookery
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: It is finally out
Replies: 2
Views: 705

It is finally out

It is finally out – hallelujah. Link on Amazon.comuk. https://www.amazon.co.uk/German-Failure-Belgium-August-1914/dp/1476674620/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=German+failure+in+Belgium+August+1914&qid=1559480300&s=gateway&sr=8-1 They had the manuscript for over a year trying to edit place names written in four...
by joerookery
Fri May 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

Philippe as usual is quite right. This was documented long ago by Turinetti in his field guide.
Image
by joerookery
Fri May 17, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

Danger danger! You are opening a can of worms that contain the principalities Of Thüringia. Get your mind away from divis8ons and onto regiments when thinking about helme5s. There is no homogeneity To equipment by divisions early in the war. That is not a Saxon star but rather one from one of the Sa...
by joerookery
Fri May 17, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oil on wood
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Oil on wood

It was a great deal and a great adventure hatched in SOS!
by joerookery
Thu May 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oil on wood
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Oil on wood

Dated 1914 by a listed artist. It is huge. About 3 foot tall and 2 foot wide.
ImageKaiser Wilhelm painting by Joe Robinson, on Flickr
by joerookery
Wed May 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

From chapter 10 Great War Dawning The Non-Commissioned Officer Non-commissioned Officers (NCO) came from two sources. They were either promoted from within the ranks or were graduates of one of the NCO training schools. Students graduated from Volksschulen approximately at the age of 14. Military se...
by joerookery
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Chinstrap and markings
Replies: 7
Views: 451

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: 64
Views: 43917

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: 607

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: 591

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: 11
Views: 1213

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: 11
Views: 1213

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: 1665

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: 3590

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: 930

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: 930

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: 11
Views: 1213

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: 11
Views: 1213

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: 2087

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: 2701

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: 2701

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: 2701

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: 2701

Re: SOS 2019

Rain everywhere
by joerookery
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2701

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: 2701

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: 1255

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: 1255

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: 682

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: 1255

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: 1333

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: 1859

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: 1333

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.