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by Steve Nick
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments.

And a special thanks to Coert for the image of the general.

That's what makes forums like this so special: like minded people who will go out of their way to help others out.

Great stuff!
by Steve Nick
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube

Tony:

You knew all along didn't you? :)
by Steve Nick
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:50 pm
Steve Nick wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:37 am
//The only thing that could make it better would be a photo of General Leichtenstern. //
One of those could come along Steve.
by Steve Nick
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube

Coert: This is FANTASTIC!!! It's apparent I wasn't looking in the right places. I can't tell you how much I appreciate this. Can't thank you enough. Finally having a face to go with the helmet is just the last piece of the story and makes it so much more personal. If I can return the favour someday,...
by Steve Nick
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube

Tony: Downsizing your collection on the basis of relative quality couldn't have been easy when the majority of items were top quality to start with. My criteria was move all the items that are fairly commonplace and don't have a story to tell. The rationale being that should the items have to be sol...
by Steve Nick
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube

Thanks for all the positive comments folks! The only thing that could make it better would be a photo of General Leichtenstern. I love items that have a story. And...yes the parade plume isn't original but the helmet came with the trichter so why not use it for display? When people see my collection...
by Steve Nick
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube

Balance of photos.
by Steve Nick
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube
Replies: 22
Views: 355

General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube

I purchased this helmet probably twenty years ago from a collector in North Bay, Ont. Who claimed he purchased it from a Royal Canadian Legion post that had fallen on hard times due to declining membership. How the helmet wound up in Northern Ontario is beyond me. About six months after I acquired t...
by Steve Nick
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Need some help on markings on rear visor
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Need some help on markings on rear visor

Amy: Are you sure about the 2nd digit? All the Infantry units starting with a number 9 are either Prussian ( Regiments 94 through 99) or from the smaller Dutchies, but none are Wurttemburg. 90 is Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 91 is Oldenburg, 92 is Brunswick and 93 is Anhalt. I don't know if the Wappen loop...
by Steve Nick
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Salvage
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: Salvage

Considering what you started out with..

Nice recovery! It's always satisfying to me when I can bring a salty helmet back to life.
by Steve Nick
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: M15 Jaeger zu Pferede enlisted helmet by Helbing u. Sackewitz
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: M15 Jaeger zu Pferede enlisted helmet by Helbing u. Sackewitz

Alan:

Nice helmet at a fair price.

Not surprised it's gone.
by Steve Nick
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Manufacturing
Topic: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.

Very interesting! As a former Industrial Engineer and Manufacturing Production Manager I find these kinds of pictures fascinating. It's high volume production but from a process view it's chaos! Inventory all over the place, obvious bottleneck operations and no flow. Just looks like a manufacturer t...
by Steve Nick
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another FA from the Turinetti Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 622

Re: Another FA from the Turinetti Collection

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:23 am
Am I the only one who sees casting bubbles on the center Wappen??? :scratch:
Didn't notice the casting bubbles, but I am surprised at the quality of the enamel work on the Saxon arms. I would have expected a higher level of workmanship.
by Steve Nick
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Reenactment
Topic: Reenactment Forum is now open
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: Reenactment Forum is now open

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:48 am

Here is my favourite reenactment photo. Please note the ferocious young German Fallschirmjäger in the center. I suspect a Ju-52 would struggle to get off the ground with more than two of these warriors.....
Tony:

Thanks for that... funniest thing I've heard in days.

LOL.
by Steve Nick
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lobster tail, real or repro?
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Lobster tail, real or repro?

Sergei: Good of you to clear up that misunderstanding. It's difficult communicating in another language. Sometimes things don't come out the way you intended. I know that I have on more than one occasion offended Germans with my less than perfect grasp of that language. Thanks for posting that India...
by Steve Nick
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Young(ish) Collector’s Collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1033

Re: Young(ish) Collector’s Collection

Michael:

Nice collection and well displayed. You're off to a great start!
by Steve Nick
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Steve's latest addition, part 3!
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Steve's latest addition, part 3!

Steve:

Stunning item as usual. Thanks for sharing.
by Steve Nick
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lobster tail, real or repro?
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Lobster tail, real or repro?

John:

I agree with your assessment. I also think the spike base dome fasteners are too large, probably not original. I suspect the Wappen is a good one but not original to the helmet.

Like you, I'm drawing a blank on the "KR133" marking. I can't see how it relates to a regimental marking.
by Steve Nick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lobster tail, real or repro?
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Lobster tail, real or repro?

We usually refer to a fake as a copy. Here we rather have a mixture of parts put together and repainted, and some quite possibly original, like the shell. Therefore, there is plenty to discuss to help less informed collectors who, unfortunately, have to face such items. After all, isn't it one of t...
by Steve Nick
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Need help finding info on the Inf. - Regt. Von Voigts - Rhetz (3. Hannoversches) Nr.79
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Need help finding info on the Inf. - Regt. Von Voigts - Rhetz (3. Hannoversches) Nr.79

Great photos.

Interesting that he was a Kaiser Prize winner. The 4th Company won the prize in 1906 so I assume that is when those photos were taken.
by Steve Nick
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A trade a few years ago with our late friend and forum member Karel
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: A trade a few years ago with our late friend and forum member Karel

Alan;

That's a terrific helmet! One that I'd be very happy to own. I've had a 100th Regt. OR's Wappen sitting in my parts drawer for years hoping a Wappenless helmet would surface,

One lives in hope.

Steve
by Steve Nick
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Württemburg 123rd Grenadier Regiment - Puzzler
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Württemburg 123rd Grenadier Regiment - Puzzler

However, these M95/15 helmets really seemed homogeneous and fitted together from scratch, and I cannot remember seeing anterior dates on these. Therefore, the hypothesis is that a few of these intermediate models were made before everything turned pewter gray... That's an interesting comment. I'm i...
by Steve Nick
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Württemburg 123rd Grenadier Regiment - Puzzler
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Württemburg 123rd Grenadier Regiment - Puzzler

My wife's Uncle Alfred served with IR 123, 1916-1918 and I spent hours talking to him about his service. His comment on the finish of the helmet was that they were grey. As to your spike - I would think that it was to conform to removable spike order and was retro fitted to the helmet while in serv...
by Steve Nick
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Württemburg 123rd Grenadier Regiment - Puzzler
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Württemburg 123rd Grenadier Regiment - Puzzler

As part of “the downsizing” a few years ago, I decided to keep one helmet that was representative of the Kingdom of Württemburg. Württemburg had two premier Infantry Regiments; the 119th Queen Olga’s Grenadiers and the 123rd König Karl’s Grenadiers. This helmet is an enlisted ranks Clothing Depot is...
by Steve Nick
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Trying to find correct wappen for this felt artillery
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Trying to find correct wappen for this felt artillery

I've measured the Wappens in my parts drawer and came up with the following measurements. All these measurements are from hole centre to centre. These are for Ipickelhaubes. Not sure if these apply for cavalry for instance. Prussian = 3.25 Inches Bavarian = 2.25 Saxony = 2.25 Baden, Wurttemburg = 3....
by Steve Nick
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Fall Harvest of Haubes Part 1, Oldenburg Dragoon M15 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: Fall Harvest of Haubes Part 1, Oldenburg Dragoon M15 Enlisted Helmet

Alan:

That's a terrific pick-up. It's in amazingly good shape.

Really love the fact that the spike has a perlring. Not something you see often.
by Steve Nick
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Restoration parts wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Restoration parts wanted

Qty 2 Silver spike base dome studs -threaded with 10mm dome

Qty 1 NCO Reichskokarde with 8 mm hole (for mounting chin scales)

Please PM me if you have any surplus parts you're willing to part with.

Steve
by Steve Nick
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Bavarian Bing spiked helmet - SOLD
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Bavarian Bing spiked helmet

I have an original Bing and the chinstrap is not riveted.

Steve
by Steve Nick
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Leib-Kurassier Enlisted Cuirass
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Leib-Kurassier Enlisted Cuirass

Wow!

That's quite an impressive grouping. It's not very often that you see one with the liner intact.

Given the social standing required to be a member of such an exclusive regiment the name should be traceable?
by Steve Nick
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: ATLAS des Deutschen Reichsheeres, etc, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: ATLAS des Deutschen Reichsheeres, etc, etc

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:18 pm
Just found a copy on Ebay with Buy it now, so looking forward to getting it.

It was reprinted in 1984, and that copy seams to be cheaper.

James
James:

Good to know. I'll be looking for a copy myself.

Thanks for sharing garlanj

Steve
by Steve Nick
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Two Austrian Dragoon helmets
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: Two Austrian Dragoon helmets

Wow!

I love these two. Just beautifully desgned helmets that would star in any collection of military headgear.

Cheers:

Steve
by Steve Nick
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Two new M71's
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Two new M71's

James:

Some really nice examples. I especially like the Artillery helmet. Certainly illustrates the sturdier construction of the M71 model helmets vs. M91, M95.

Nice additions to your collection.
by Steve Nick
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 25
Views: 3711

Re: Reserve Artillery-Officer

Sandy:

Just noticed this post.

That's an outstanding Kugelhelm!

Absolutely pristine. One of the best examples I've seen. You'd have to look long and heard to find a nicer one!

Cheers:
Steve
by Steve Nick
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias

Well, that is of some help. If this is a fake it's a really good one. It's hard to see why anyone would fake one as good as this and make any money selling them for $35 Cdn. My primary concern was the shape of the crown. I've since found several examples with the same configuration. The materials, c...
by Steve Nick
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias

Looking to confirm originality. The Reserve Officer example (Silver cross in the middle of the Reichkokarde) I've had for years and I pretty sure it's a good one. The 2nd example is one I just got off Ebay. It went so cheaply that I wonder about it, although comparing the materials and the workmansh...
by Steve Nick
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon Felt Cocardes
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Saxon Felt Cocardes

In my experience, the M91, M95 helmets are most often found with round kokarden and wartime felt helmets are most often found with the serated edge kokarden, but it's not a hard and fast rule. Given that the chinstraps and kokarden could come off the posts without much effort the serated edge kokard...
by Steve Nick
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named

The helmet and tin are going to a good home. I still was able to make a little money so I can buy something else. I am honored to have owned this piece even if only for a few days. As has been said this is a great piece of Canadiana and Canadian history. It is best it goes back to Canada! Good on y...
by Steve Nick
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named

That's a great piece of Canadiana!

I also believe that the Nile Expedition was the first time that Canadian military forces served outside of Canada.
by Steve Nick
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Wappens for Sale - Part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Wappens for Sale - Part 2

Prussian Jager Private Purchase Tschako with Grenadier cypher, Regiments 1,2,5, and 6, brass. Missing cross from top of crown. $125 SOLD

Prussian Infantry OR’s Landwehr, brass, pattern 1871, all intact , nice patina. $200

PM me if interested.
by Steve Nick
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Wappens for Sale - Part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Wappens for Sale - Part 2

Prussian Jager Private Purchase Tschako with Grenadier cypher, Regiments 1,2,5, and 6, brass. Missing cross from top of crown. $125

Prussian Infantry OR’s Landwehr, brass, pattern 1871, all intact , nice patina. $200

PM me if interested.
by Steve Nick
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Restoration parts wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Restoration parts wanted

I've managed to find three of the items on the list. Qty 1 Prussian Officer Kokarde - M71 8mm mounting hole 54 mm diameter - Sourced on line. Qty 2 Silver spike base dome studs -threaded with 10mm dome Qty 1 Prussian M15 Infantry Wappen Sourced on line. Qty 1 NCO Reichskokarde with 8 mm hole (for m...
by Steve Nick
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 1491

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

One of the most visually appealing helmets I've ever seen. The Wappen is simply stunning.

The height of the spike is an example of why the regulations were changed to limit the height of spikes as things were getting out of hand.
by Steve Nick
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Restoration parts wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Steve Nick

I've managed to find two of the items on the list. Qty 1 Prussian Officer Kokarde - M71 8mm mounting hole 54 mm diameter - Sourced on line. Qty 2 Silver spike base dome studs -threaded with 10mm dome Qty 1 Prussian M15 Infantry Wappen Qty 1 NCO Reichskokarde with 8 mm hole (for mounting chin scales)...
by Steve Nick
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 34
Views: 2014

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

300 nuts out of Singapore!

I've been making my own out of Brass. Needless to say, a labourious process cutting them out, drilling and threading. With access to the proper equipment and bar stock 300 pieces would likely take about 20 minutes.
by Steve Nick
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Restoration parts wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Restoration parts wanted

Thanks for responding Amy.

email sent.
by Steve Nick
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Restoration parts wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Restoration parts wanted

Trying to correct some deficiencies in a few helmets. I'm looking for the following parts: Qty 1 Prussian Officer Kokarde - M71 8mm mounting hole 54 mm diameter Qty 2 Silver spike base dome studs -threaded with 10mm dome Qty 1 Prussian M15 Infantry Wappen Qty 1 NCO Reichskokarde with 8 mm hole (for ...
by Steve Nick
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Wappens for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Wappens for Sale

Bavarian Pattern 1896 Infantry Wappen. All intact. $110 US plus shipping.

Prussian Infantry Model 1895 approx. 60% of gilt remaining. All intact. $95 US plus shipping.

PM me if interested.
by Steve Nick
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 34
Views: 2014

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

Brian:

Those are extremely well made and a very good price if you're aware of the cost of originals.
by Steve Nick
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Baden House Order of Fidelity OR's Star
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

Baden House Order of Fidelity OR's Star

I picked up this 109th Grenadiers OR's Wappen recently on the off chance that I might be able to find the missing Order of Fidelity star.

The 109th is my favourite Imperial Regiment so I couldn't resist. I know it's a long shot but it gives me something to hunt for.
by Steve Nick
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Unusaul Bavarian 1896 Crownless Wappen
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Unusaul Bavarian 1896 Crownless Wappen

I'm not up on the official status uf the Bavarian Army after the establishment of the republic. But I do know that many Bav. units served post war in Russia under British control. Also, could the plate be for police or some civil authority post war? I had no idea that Bavarian units served in Russi...

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