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by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Wappens For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 160

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: 119

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: 789

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: 668

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: 37
Views: 771

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: 58

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: 221

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: 37
Views: 771

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: 37
Views: 771

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
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Merry xmas
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Merry xmas

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 771

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Yes, looks like we're still having photo hosting uploading problems here.

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

Thanks,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.
Replies: 24
Views: 681

Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Very nice helmet Coert, congratulations on adding it to your collection! :thumb up: I once had an example that was depot reworked that I sold to Amy back in late 2006 or early 2007 that I still miss having. :cry: It had a fluted spike on it with the cloverleaf cross base, and old plugged holes behin...
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Livgardet Swedish Pickelhaube?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Livgardet Swedish Pickelhaube?

Great looking helmet Joe, congratulations!

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Sea Battalions
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Sea Battalions

Beautiful items James! :thumb up:

I remember when Paul brought the officer shako in to the MN show for us to see. A very beautiful piece indeed.

The sword, dagger, and brocade belt are beauties as well.

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection

Yes, very, very nice shako James.

These are quite hard to find, as are the covers as of course you know.

I've had one on my want list for quite some time.

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Prussian M15 Artillery Helmet w/Original Chinstrap & Kokardes
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Prussian M15 Artillery Helmet w/Original Chinstrap & Kokardes

Helmet "On Hold", pending receipt of payment from the buyer.

Many Thanks!

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Prussian M15 Artillery Helmet w/Original Chinstrap & Kokardes
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Prussian M15 Artillery Helmet w/Original Chinstrap & Kokardes

Here's my email if anyone wants to write to me directly: [email protected]

Thanks,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Prussian M15 Artillery Helmet w/Original Chinstrap & Kokardes
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Prussian M15 Artillery Helmet w/Original Chinstrap & Kokardes

Last photo, showing maker mark and part of size marking beside it.
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by ww1czechlegion
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Prussian M15 Artillery Helmet w/Original Chinstrap & Kokardes
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Prussian M15 Artillery Helmet w/Original Chinstrap & Kokardes

(Please Remember to Click on the Photo to Enlarge it. Thanks!) This is a Super-Nice, Straight Out of the Woodwork, Uncleaned, Un-Messed with Model 1915 Prussian Artillery Enlisted Man's Pickelhaube, Complete with the Original Chinstrap and the Original National & Prussian Kokardes that it came with....
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: M-15 Saxon helmet plate
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: M-15 Saxon helmet plate

Hi Adam,

I just sent you a PM with the contact information for new member pioneerhorn who posted this wanted thread.

Thanks very much!

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: M-15 Saxon helmet plate
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: M-15 Saxon helmet plate

In my opinion, the 1-piece model 1915 front plate is a lot harder to find. I have a helmet that I posted that has the 1-piece model front plate. The thread is shown here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12426&p=88397&hilit=saxon#p88397

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Good Soldier Svejk
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: The Good Soldier Svejk

Thanks for posting this Bruno! It brings back many good memories of my days living in Prague. I went by this place countless times, but unfortunately never stopped to go inside. There used to be a junk shop, and an auction house around the corner, both of which I used to stop at. I think the tram li...
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Kokardes: Enlisted National Colors Kurassier/Jaeger zu Pferde. Last ones I have for Sale..
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Kokardes: Enlisted National Colors Kurassier/Jaeger zu Pferde. Last ones I have for Sale..

Thanks to everyone who purchased kokardes from me this past year that I acquired from the small horde found in a WW1 Doughboy trunk. I have 4-Large National Colors Enlisted Pattern Kurassier/Jaeger zu Pferde Kokardes left for sale. Asking price is $160.00 each. Each kokarde has chipped baked enamel ...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: New helmet

A fantastic helmet James, with very rare markings! Congratulations on finding it! =D> :bravo:

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Kugels
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Kugels

A very nice study Brian! Thanks for sharing this with us!

I'm happy to know about the Awes Marke kugel base, and the Osang marked wappen on my helmet!

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KR2 officer helmet. Early model
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: KR2 officer helmet. Early model

Hi Bruno,

Thanks for posting it! I remember it well when it looked like this!

You did a fantastic job of cleaning it up and bringing it back to its glory! :bravo:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 30
Views: 1921

Re: A new home for my collection

Hi Gus,

This is a really fantastic, amazing display of your world class collection! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing photos of it with us! =D> :bravo:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens
Replies: 22
Views: 1763

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens

Hi Tony,

Thanks for sharing this amazing, world-class collection with us! :bravo:

And congratulations on building such a fantastic display unit for your wappen collection! =D>

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General

Wow Brian, you're fast! I'm amazed that you have the M15 restitch of both visors completed already, many thanks! :bravo:

The start of the lacquer job looks great! Again, many thanks for taking this project and the others on, I appreciate it! =D> :bravo:

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: CAVALRY HELMET
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: CAVALRY HELMET

Hi Amy, Thanks for posting this. I'm glad to hear that you are questioning this helmet. The helmet is a standard Enlisted pattern Kurassier helmet. And yes, you are correct: the spike is not an enlisted Kurassier spike, but instead it is a standard infantry enlisted spike as of course you realize. W...
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Hi Philippe, Many thanks for the old Imperial era map and clarification and correction on what I had incorrectly thought of Halberstadt being part of the old Anhalt, which I can now clearly see that it was not. I appreciate your expert information as always! Once again, thank you very much! =D> :bra...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Thanks Philippe, Bruno, and Amy, I appreciate your comments! :thumb up: Great photos Philippe! :bravo: Before I made a full decision on the helmet, I consulted my friend Chip M. for information on R.J.R.27, 1.B. Here's what he found on the regiment: Chip M.: "The RIR.27 was formed from the area of 1...
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Hauben in the Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Hauben in the Sun

Fantastic work Brian! :bravo:

I agree that it is always a treat to see your work and these postings of yours! =D>

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

I decided to go for this one because of the Depot Issue Regimental Markings which are rare to find, and make this an Anhalt helmet, regardless of the repro Anhalt device on the helmet. I have a spare "Fuerst" eagle, albeit professionally repaired. Now I need a real Anhalt device, and a real Anhalt e...
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Here are better photos for everyone to see. Yes, I believe the Anhalt Device is an old cast copy/repro. Any further thoughts on the Star from anyone? Best Regards, Alan Close up of Anhalt Device front.jpg Close up of Anhalt Device back side.jpg Close up of Star Device back side.jpg Close up of Star ...
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

by member Amybellars: so why is the Anhalt cot of arm with one threaded post hanging onto a two "very big" holes for one threaded post. Thanks Amy, excellent question. Look closely at the top photo of the 4-that I posted above. There is a top 2nd post that looks a little shorter. Both of the screw ...
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

by member SkipperJohn:
Is the helmet marked to Infantry Regiment 93?
No, it is marked to a different regiment number.

I simply wanted to check here with more knowledgeable members if the Anhalt device and/or the star were originals or reproductions.

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

by member aicusv: I will from time to time purchase items like this, either for part or to put back together correctly. But when I do, I'll only do so if the price fits the condition. I do the same also. I passed on fighting over an Anhalt front plate earlier this year, and "paying through the nose...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

by member aicusv: Wappen is a reserve plate and the arms still look like a casting to me. Thanks for your excellent opinion on the Anhalt arms portion of the front plate, I appreciate it. Yes, I already knew the Eagle wappen was incorrect for this helmet before I posted it here. I was disappointed ...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Hello, I received more photos of the front plate disassembled. Not sure that they are very helpful here. Sorry! Please remember to use the "control" key and the "+" key after you click on the photo in order to enlarge the images. Best Regards, Alan anhalt front plate back side.jpg anhalt front plate...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another garage sale
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Another garage sale

Very nice finds, congratulations! :bravo:

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for a pair of M91 Flat Infantry Silver Chinscales
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Looking for a pair of M91 Flat Infantry Silver Chinscales

As James mentioned, they're probably the hardest set of chinscales to find (along with the curved silver mounted troops version as used on the 2-Hessian Cavalry Regiments, etcetera). I have seen 2-sets sell on eBay (Germany & France) in the past 5-6+ years. They were both small size sets (for small ...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Thanks for your thoughts on the Anhalt front plate & star, I appreciate it! :thumb up:

Hopefully by tomorrow I will have more images of the front plate. I asked for the device to be taken off the eagle and photographed on the back side of the device.

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

I forgot to add that I realize the very difficult to find "Fuerst" Reservist Cross is missing from below the star/device, where it should be attached to the eagle's tail feathers.

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Here's the one photo I have. Click on the photo to enlarge it. If it does not enlarge, try the "control" key and the "+" key.

Thanks,

Alan

Anhalt Reservist Front Plate.jpg