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by ww1czechlegion
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets

A great looking pair of helmets James, and very hard to find on the loose! Congratulations! =D>

Thanks for posting the nice pictures of them! :thumb up:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Repro chinstraps - Sources ?
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Repro chinstraps - Sources ?

I have bought a couple of chinstraps from eBay seller Luckyline1945 as well. The ones he uses in his photos look a bit "aged" or used, and the photos are "deceiving" I believe as to what you actually get. The ones you get will look absolutely brand new with the leather and the fittings. The ones he ...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion
Replies: 16
Views: 292

Re: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion

I rotated the photo so that it is easier to see the marking.

Great looking helmets and shako gentlemen, thanks for posting! =D> :thumb up:

Best Regards,

Alan

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by ww1czechlegion
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver

One last photo showing interior markings.

Best Regards,

Alan
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by ww1czechlegion
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver

Hello, This just came in the mail on Saturday from a friend who acquired it in the 1990's at a Belgium flea market while he was living overseas. I'm using the photos he took of the shako. Shako would have been worn by Bavarian Eisenbahn Batallion, Luftschiffer Batallion and Kraftfahrer Batallion, an...
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 10th Hanoverian Pioneer Battalion
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: 10th Hanoverian Pioneer Battalion

Thanks for posting your great looking helmet Steve! :thumb up: The similarities between our two helmets is very interesting: both have a thicker, enlisted style front visor trim. Both of our helmets also have no pearl ring on the neck of the spike, and both have a very tall, fixed spike with the off...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 1009

Re: IR92

Hello, Our original poster of this thread has gone silent on us. I feel sorry for him spending a large amount of money on a bad helmet. Apparently the UK dealer "Regimentals" had the helmet. The helmet is shown in Brian's photo presentation on the S.O.S., on the table of Regimentals. And we can watc...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New member from Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: New member from Canada

Great to have you here Steve! =D>

You'll have to post that 10th Pioneer Battalion helmet on here that you have.

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled

Hello, They called off the 61st annual Wells, Minnesota gun show today that was scheduled for this weekend, in south-central MN, about 30 minutes from where my parents live. The local Wal-Mart and one of the grocery stores in town had their entire toilet paper aisle entirely emptied out today, as we...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !

Hello Alex, I'm sorry that I forgot the most important thing about this thread: That your helmet is in wonderful condition, and I congratulate you for buying it and adding it to your collection. =D> I do feel badly for Philippe about the auction and how they handled things, and I can understand the ...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Another ersatz... made of cork and cloth !

by member argonne: I would not be surprised if the winner in the saleroom was the dealer who sold you this helmet later. Now you know his profit...I think I know which dealer it was, presumably Regimentals....They bought a lot from Baldwin to sell the stuff much higher a few weeks later...This does...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Wappens For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: Wappens For Sale

The Anhalt Wappen is available for $100 plus postage of $8.15 in USA. Shipment to Europe via 1st Class International Package will be considerably more, most likely $25 to $30 I would estimate. Flat Rate box Priority International Mail to Europe is $38. This Anhalt Wappen is an Old Copy, from the 196...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessian M15 Pickelhaube from the Show of Shows 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Hessian M15 Pickelhaube from the Show of Shows 2020

Thanks to everyone for your very nice comments, I appreciate it greatly! :thumb up: Those are two very nice helmets you have Verdun16, and the example you have is very nice as well Coert, congratulations! =D> by member 911car: And by the way, do you think yours bears a JzP spike? The height of the l...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020 KAGGR#1 Purchases
Replies: 22
Views: 1423

Re: SOS 2020 KAGGR#1 Purchases

Those are some fantastic finds Steve, Congratulations! =D>

Thanks for letting me see some of them in person at the show! It was great to see you again!

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: My 2020 SOS purchases
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: My 2020 SOS purchases

Fantastic finds James, Congratulations! =D>

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: My Purchases SOS 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: My Purchases SOS 2020

Fantastic finds Brian, Congratulations! =D>

Thanks for taking time to shoot photos at the show and post them here, it's greatly appreciated! =D>

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 7193

Re: SOS 2020

Hello, It was really great to see everyone from here who was at the show, and visit with you and have a good time! I think this was one of the nicest S.O.S. that I can remember attending. Congratulations to everyone on your great finds at the show! And thanks to Brian for the labor of love in taking...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: 2020 Show-of-Shows: THANK YOU from the OVMS
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: 2020 Show-of-Shows: THANK YOU from the OVMS

Hi Jeff, Thanks to you and all those involved in making this one of the very best S.O.S. that I can ever remember! :salute: :salute: =D> My "hat" goes off to you guys and gals that are involved in making this show such a great success! The public crowd was great on Friday & Saturday, and it's promis...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessian M15 Pickelhaube from the Show of Shows 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Hessian M15 Pickelhaube from the Show of Shows 2020

Last photos to post of helmet.

Thanks,

Alan
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by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessian M15 Pickelhaube from the Show of Shows 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Hessian M15 Pickelhaube from the Show of Shows 2020

Hello, Here's my modest helmet acquisition from the recent Show of Shows, a nice Hessian Model 1915 Helmet with the correct issue marking "R.B.A. 18" stamped inside. I've been looking for one of these for a very long time. These "R.B.A. 18" Depot Issued helmets are often found with the round spike b...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My First of 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1353

Re: My First of 2020

Hi Arran,

Congratulations on finding this beautiful and very rare helmet!

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg EM M95.
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Württemberg EM M95.

Hi Coert,

Congratulations on getting this nice Wurttemburg helmet back!

I've been fortunate to get a couple helmets back that I sold years ago as well.

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Felt Pickelhaube
Replies: 19
Views: 1116

Re: Felt Pickelhaube

Hi Peter,

That's a nice looking helmet, congratulations!

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95.
Replies: 13
Views: 1448

Re: Prussian EM M95.

A very nice helmet Coert, congratulations!

I like the markings!

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...

Fantastic ersatz helmets guys, congratulations!

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: My new MG08
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: My new MG08

That is my table!
LOL, sorry Peter, I didn't realize those were your tables!

Again, congratulations on acquiring this very nice MG08. It looks super!

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: My new MG08
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: My new MG08

Very, very nice Peter, congratulations! =D> :bravo:

Is that the one that "Plunderer Pete" had on his table?

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 7193

Re: SOS 2020

Thanks Amy!

I was wrong thinking it was Sonny from New York. This seller was in the same aisle as Randy Trawnik, just up the aisle to the north of him. When I walked past this table, the seller was not there.

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 7193

Re: SOS 2020

Hi Arran, It might be Sonny from NYC area, I think. I'm not 100% certain, maybe someone can confirm? Best Regards, Alan 2nd year in a row that I didn't walk the entire show. :( I missed seeing the seller with the horde of Prussian e.m. kokardes and the front plates that Brian and James bought from. ...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 1575

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

That's a great looking helmet John! Congratulations on receiving such a fine Christmas gift from your wife! =D> :bravo:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13

Thanks to everyone for your very nice comments, I appreciate it!

I didn't think to buy a lottery ticket before I left town, but I did have some great Kansas City BBQ before I drove home. :D

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Rolled Edge Felt
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: Rolled Edge Felt

A great looking helmet John, congratulations! =D>

Thanks for sharing it with us! :thumb up:

These J. Bambus & Co. helmets are really cool with the rolled edge.

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13

Thanks to everyone for your very nice comments, I appreciate it! :D

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: Reserve Officer Jaeger zu Pferde Regiment 8-13 Helmet

One last photo of interior.

Best Regards,

Alan
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by ww1czechlegion
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13

Hello, Here's a helmet I got lucky acquiring this past November at a sleepy auction that I took a chance and drove 240 miles in order to attend in Kansas City, Missouri. I was very fortunate because there were not any other collectors bidding against me, only 2-antique dealers/resellers. Worn by a R...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Baden enlisted 19th, 20th, or 21st Dragoon Helmet that needs some cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Baden enlisted 19th, 20th, or 21st Dragoon Helmet that needs some cleaning

Many thanks John, for your nice comment, I appreciate it! Yes, they even slopped some gold paint on the liner, as can be seen in the photo. #-o I'll probably wait until this summer, with warmer temps outside to use some mild paint thinner or water based paint remover. The chin scales are going to be...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Baden enlisted 19th, 20th, or 21st Dragoon Helmet that needs some cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Baden enlisted 19th, 20th, or 21st Dragoon Helmet that needs some cleaning

Photo shows the spike base where I have scraped off some of the old gold paint with my thumbnail.

Best Regards,

Alan
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by ww1czechlegion
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Baden enlisted 19th, 20th, or 21st Dragoon Helmet that needs some cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Baden enlisted 19th, 20th, or 21st Dragoon Helmet that needs some cleaning

Hello, Here's a decent Baden private purchase enlisted Dragoon helmet that I picked up a couple of years ago, but never posted here. All of the Neusilber fittings have been painted in old gold paint a very long time ago. Maybe some kid did this, who knows? The paint brush culprit also painted the co...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian shako troop M15
Replies: 9
Views: 1127

Re: Prussian shako troop M15

A nice find, congratulations! =D>

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: 3-Place Frak Medal Bar for Non-Combatant Medic or Doctor by J.H. Werner
Replies: 1
Views: 843

3-Place Frak Medal Bar for Non-Combatant Medic or Doctor by J.H. Werner

Hello,

Here's a nice 3-Place Frakenspange Medal Bar for a Non-Combatant Medic or Doctor that I picked up a while ago. It has a nice cloth "J.H. Werner" label on the back side.

Best Regards,

Alan
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by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Prussian M95 em Reservist Eagle Frontplate
Replies: 0
Views: 1722

Prussian M95 em Reservist Eagle Frontplate

Hello,

I'm looking for a Prussian Reservist Wappen, an enlisted pattern Infantry Reservist Front Plate with the 2-brass attachment loops on the back side.

Thanks,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Wappens For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: Wappens For Sale

Private message sent.

Thanks,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 778

10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube

Hello, I found this helmet a few years ago, and never got around to posting it, partially due to it being incomplete. I showed it to several members at the last SOS without the chinscales, or kokardes, including Brian, James, Bruno, Steve M, and Amy. It came without the chinscales, rosettes, or koka...
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Rare Original Photo showing a Riveted Visor Depaheg Patent Pickelhaube being worn
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: Rare Original Photo showing a Riveted Visor Depaheg Patent Pickelhaube being worn

Hello, Here's an additional photo I recently acquired showing several of these riveted visor Depaheg Patent helmets being worn by members of Landwehr Infantry Reg't 71 on June 30, 1915. I believe that all 15-soldiers wearing helmets in this photo have this type of pickelhaube. It's a bit hard to see...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General
Replies: 9
Views: 1674

Re: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General

Many thanks again Brian for doing this project, it really looks great! Here are the long awaited photos of the helmet put back together. I'm waiting for a couple more domed screw post retainers for the spike base to arrive in the mail. And I had to borrow a brass fittings chinstrap off of a differen...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 42
Views: 2752

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Thanks Brian, I appreciate this very much! =D> by member JohnM: I preferred posting pictures to the forum server only because it will always be available for research for all of our members as opposed to other sites that may not always be available. I also agree with you John, as Brian states as wel...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Saw something unusual on website page this morning
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Saw something unusual on website page this morning

I noticed something unusual this morning on the top of the page for John's posting of his 109th grouping. It is located above the "pickelhaubes.com" banner, at the very top of the page. I've never seen this before on any of the pages: "[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/ext/AustinMaddox/s3/ve...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 11
Views: 1282

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Wishing everyone here the very best for a happy new year of 2020!

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 42
Views: 2752

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Sorry, I'm not using "Imgur" service to post photos here. If that's what it's going to be from here forward, then you've probably lost me from posting photos on threads, like we've lost Steve McFarland from posting on here the past year or more, and others as well. There's a problem here with direct...
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 42
Views: 2752

Re: Problems posting pictures?

As of today, I'm still having photo hosting uploading problems here.

The message I receive is still the same: "Error parsing server response."

Not sure what happened here with the photo hosting capability.

Best Regards,

Alan