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by Steve Nick
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: ATLAS des Deutschen Reichsheeres, etc, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 137

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: 12
Views: 148

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: 136

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: 2744

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: 71

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: 71

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: 141

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: 170

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: 170

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: 147

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: 147

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: 4
Views: 182

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: 524

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: 4
Views: 182

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: 29
Views: 507

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: 4
Views: 182

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: 4
Views: 182

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: 118

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: 29
Views: 507

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: 457

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: 613

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...
by Steve Nick
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Unusaul Bavarian 1896 Crownless Wappen
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Unusaul Bavarian 1896 Crownless Wappen

I recently purchased this Wappen in a group lot. From the photos provided by the seller (there were 11 plates in the lot) I figured this one was a piece of junk because the owner had cut the crown off after the Bavarian monarchy had been overthrown. I think we've all seen Wappens de-faced by late wa...
by Steve Nick
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 125 The Helmet of Anton Maier
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: JR 125 The Helmet of Anton Maier

That'll be a nice helmet when it's re-stitched.
by Steve Nick
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Steve's JR 115 Officer Helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Steve's JR 115 Officer Helmet

Steve:

I felt the same, and still do in a couple of instances, re. the helmets I sold off.

I always wanted a 109th Haube, OR's or Officers. I have several other 109th items but never found a helmet.

That trio of 115's is outstanding!
by Steve Nick
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Steve's JR 115 Officer Helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Steve's JR 115 Officer Helmet

What a gorgeous helmet!

But...it's not Prussian!
by Steve Nick
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian M95 - JR74
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: Prussian M95 - JR74

Excellent analysis Coert and Lars, helmets with good markings are always the best. I agree, excellent analysis Coert and Lars. I wasn't aware of the this level of detail re. the process used to manage helmet inventories and the marking system employed. Thanks to you both for taking the time to shar...
by Steve Nick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia

There still would have been the Denmark issue. Alexandra had no love for the Prussians certainly, but had Friedrich and Vicky (the former Princess Royal) had 13 years in which to solidify an alliance with Great Britain, Alexandra's animosity would not likely have trumped an established foreign poli...
by Steve Nick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Some harder to find Uberzugs
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: Some harder to find Uberzugs

James:

Certainly all hard to find.

I've never seen a Kinder Uberzug. That and the Kurassier cover are particularly nice.
by Steve Nick
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia

Sandy: That's a very desirable and interesting item! I'm envious. I have two biographies of her. Princess "Vicky" and Friederich are one of the great "what if's" of history in my view. Had Friederich reigned as Kaiser for more than 99 days history would have been very different. Conjecture I know......
by Steve Nick
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help! Pickelhaube Chinstrap cut
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Help! Pickelhaube Chinstrap cut

Pickelhauben:

Thanks for sharing that procedure.

I've noted that for future use.
by Steve Nick
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: 1916 Pattern Stalhelm
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: 1916 Pattern Stalhelm

Lars:

I appreciate your thoughts. I agree that the liner pads are pretty amateurish and not likely done at a depot. I'll keep my eyes open for original liner split pins. The current ones do sort of telegraph "replaced liner".
by Steve Nick
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover

That's a nice one!

The Uberzug is really outstanding. Don't see a lot of those around particulary in that kind of condition.
by Steve Nick
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: 1916 Pattern Stalhelm
Replies: 3
Views: 869

1916 Pattern Stalhelm

I bought this years ago from a good friend who wanted a representative German helmet in his WW I Canadian medals collection. Sadly, he was disposing of his collection as he had a terminal illness. I knew the helmet had issues but he was trying to spare his wife having to sell off his stuff so I aske...
by Steve Nick
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/1871 --- Complete Set
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/1871 --- Complete Set

A very informative and well presented post John.

I have the 1870 - 71 with "Gravelotte - St. Privat" bar and the 1866 medal.

I don't think I've ever seen one of the 1870- 71 Non-Combatant medals.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together.
by Steve Nick
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 1542

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

SkipperJohn wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:08 am

Watch out for that spike! It's tall enough to be dangerous! :D
That's a good looking helmet; and yes that spike must have been flirting with defying the dress regulations.
by Steve Nick
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet
Replies: 14
Views: 1831

Re: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet

Steve Nick wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:57 pm
Well, with respect, I have to say that I would have had the helmet polished.
Oh come on folks! I was hoping to spur some sort of contrary position conversation :)
by Steve Nick
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: 2-Place Medal Bars for Junior Officers with the EK2 Equivalent for German States
Replies: 12
Views: 3162

Re: 2-Place Medal Bars for Junior Officers with the EK2 Equivalent for German States

Alan:

That's a terrific display. With the exception of the Iron Cross most of these medals are all but forgotten.

Love the Hanse groups and the Baden Order of the Zahringen Lion. Beautiful groupings.

Thank for sharing them.
by Steve Nick
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet

Another nice quality Wurttemburg helmet.

I have a silver trimmed Wurrtemburg as well with a M15 spike. Not as pristine as this one though. Named but no Depot marks = Private purchase?
by Steve Nick
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Lifeguard Regiment One Year Volunteer
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Bavarian Lifeguard Regiment One Year Volunteer

Very nice and interesting piece. Appears that there may have been an internal support plate for the spike? Is the chin strap original. Yes, you're correct. It seems there was a support plate at one time as the leather that was under it at one point is a lighter shade than the rest of the shell. Pro...
by Steve Nick
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet

Great M15 Wurttemburg Alan!

Nice all original look to it.
by Steve Nick
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Lifeguard Regiment One Year Volunteer
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Bavarian Lifeguard Regiment One Year Volunteer

Although this style of silver fitted Enlisted Ranks Picklehaube was worn by the Life Regiment as well as the Bavarian Railroad Battalion, the four Pioneer Battalions and the telegraph Battalion, I prefer to think this helmet belonged to a One Year Volunteer of the Life Guards due to the quality of t...
by Steve Nick
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet
Replies: 14
Views: 1831

Re: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet

Well, with respect, I have to say that I would have had the helmet polished. I know there are different schools of thought on this issue, but in my view I think the helmets should be displayed as close as possible to the condition they would have been in when they were on the parade ground. Pickleha...
by Steve Nick
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Old Way of Buying a Helmet KAGGR#1
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: The Old Way of Buying a Helmet KAGGR#1

I had a Manions subscription and used to pour over their catalogs. Unfortunately, the quality of their militaria slowly deteriorated. Didn't we all ? I still have a drawer full of their old catalouges. Used to spend hours poring over them. They were actually a not bad reference item in terms of ide...
by Steve Nick
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet
Replies: 14
Views: 1831

Re: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet

A very nice helmet and one I've always wanted on the shelf. It's not often that you see OR's helmes with spikes that tall. Makes for a more elegant look though.

Thanks for posting this for us.
by Steve Nick
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sachsen M95.
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Sachsen M95.

A very nice Saxon helmet. Nice that it still has the Saxon style kokarden. Finding a contemporary newspaper clipping is an added bonus. An excellent addition to your collection. I have encountered the use of folded period newspapers to achieve a better “helmet fit” on a couple of hauben. On the topi...
by Steve Nick
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Baden Private Purchase
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

Re: Baden Private Purchase

This is an enlisted ranks Depot issued helmet.

There are Issue stamps on the rear visor but they are very hard to make out.

I believe the markings are IR 18 ( Prussian 18th Infantry), 1915. So, definitely not a Private Purchase item.
by Steve Nick
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Officer spiked helmet Inf. Regt. Nr. 76.
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Officer spiked helmet Inf. Regt. Nr. 76.

Very nice piece!

I really like that Hanse Cross kokarde.

Thanks for letting us have a look at it.
by Steve Nick
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Merit Crosses of the Free Hanse Towns
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Merit Crosses of the Free Hanse Towns

Coert:

I too had a challenge finding a Lubeck cross. As you know it's the hardest one to find and in my opinion, the most attractive design.

Mounting them in a shadow box is the next step.

Thanks for sharing yours as well.
by Steve Nick
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Merit Crosses of the Free Hanse Towns
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Merit Crosses of the Free Hanse Towns

Alan:

Thanks for the reply and I'm glad you found the information of interest.
by Steve Nick
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Merit Crosses of the Free Hanse Towns
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Merit Crosses of the Free Hanse Towns

James:

Yes, it's sometimes hard to stay focused.

I find myself distracted at times by other items I find interesting. These three medals constitute a small collection that tell an interesting story for not a whole lot of money.