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by ww1czechlegion
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Garde Kurassier Regiment Band Bass Trumpet
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Garde Kurassier Regiment Band Bass Trumpet

Congratulations Brian, that's a nice looking trumpet! =D>

It has to be a really hard item to find these days!

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Front Visor trim replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Front Visor trim replacement

I agree with Brian that it's a crap shoot trying to find a front visor trim that fits another helmet. I have a guard Eisenbahn Battalion helmet where I have several visor trim parts that don't fit. I finally found one that is too large and will have to be reshaped a bit and cut down on one end. I ha...
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Two new M71's
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Two new M71's

These are great looking helmets James! The condition is outstanding on them! :bravo:

Congratulations! =D>

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Two Austrian Dragoon helmets
Replies: 12
Views: 146

Re: Two Austrian Dragoon helmets

That's a beautiful Officer helmet with the case! Love the frosting on the side panels! :bravo:

Thanks again for buying the enlisted/NCO pattern one from me!

Congratulations James, they look great together! =D>

All the Best,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 25
Views: 2688

Re: Reserve Artillery-Officer

That's a beautiful looking helmet Sandy, congratulations! =D>

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Guard Silver trim EM -strange markings
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Guard Silver trim EM -strange markings

A great marking that has to be very difficult to find.

Congrats Randy!

All the Best,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon Felt Cocardes
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Saxon Felt Cocardes

Hello, I've seen the Saxon felt helmets with the smooth edge Saxon kokardes. The kokardes used on these felt helmets are also unusual in that we often times see them with the center attachment hole having a "V" shaped notch that enabled them to slip over the "V" shaped chinstrap & kokarde retainer o...
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My M15's
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: My M15's

Hi Brian, I forgot to add that I really like your growing shoulder strap collection that you have in the background! Very nice indeed! =D> :thumb up: Tony was good to convince you to start collecting examples for the helmets you have. I think that I'll start doing the same thing. It's a great idea. ...
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My M15's
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: My M15's

Hi Coert,

You have an excellent collection of M15's as well! Thanks for sharing them with us! =D> :thumb up:

I really like that M15 Hessian with the cross base for the spike!

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My M15's
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: My M15's

Hi Brian, That's a really great collection of M15's! Thanks for sharing with us! =D> :bravo: I especially love that Oldenburg helmet, and dream of having one some day. Does yours have the "O. J. R. 91" mark on the back visor? All your helmets are in very nice condition. That Hessian is in great cond...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sappenpanzer trench armour
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Sappenpanzer trench armour

I would estimate that it would probably more appropriate in the 2nd Section from the bottom of the page area of the forum titled: "The Market: Selling and Searching", under the "Miscellaneous Items for Sale" section of the forum. It's nice of you to point this item out to members here, available fro...
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: WTB : Steel helmets
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: WTB : Steel helmets

Are you in USA?
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

Do you know if the show was worth it for the vendors? Yes, It was for me! I'm so glad I went and sold some stuff that I would have had to struggle to sell on eBay for what I got for it at the show. (I'm tired of the bottom feeders on eBay who constantly try to get 50% off my asking price on my "bes...
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

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As you can see, the tables and aisles are spread quite far apart to keep the social distancing.

This is a very nice facility, and I look forward to going back again.

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

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by ww1czechlegion
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

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by ww1czechlegion
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

Here are some photos I shot. My apology that some of them are blurry. I definitely am Not accustomed to taking anything except close-up photos. Looks like I need to get the hang of shooting photos from a distance and keeping the focus. I hope you enjoy seeing a tiny portion of what was at the show. ...
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AGM August Catalog 115
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: AGM August Catalog 115

Thanks so very much Peter, for posting this! =D> :bravo: I myself, and a few others I know did not get our normal giant email blast over the weekend from AGM. Not sure what happened with that. The only message I received about a new catalog was on Monday morning. So I'm very glad you posted this Pet...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Helmet marking

"Fd. A.S."?

Maybe "Feldartillerieschule"? (field artillery school).

That would be my guess. Not sure if I am right or not. :wink:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 125 The Helmet of Anton Maier
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: JR 125 The Helmet of Anton Maier

Hi Brian, That looks really great! You've done another fantastic job of restoration! =D> :bravo: Thanks for doing this project! Your work, as always, is superb, and second to none! =D> :bravo: It's nice to see a comparison between two different sized helmets. Thanks for doing that! Thanks again! Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Spike for M15 Kurassier Enlisted Helmet + More Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Spike for M15 Kurassier Enlisted Helmet + More Parts

Thanks Amy!

Here's the link to the felt helmet with the "F.s. A.R. xx" marking: https://www.ebay.com/itm/154022206097?s ... 1555.l2649
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Spike for M15 Kurassier Enlisted Helmet + More Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Spike for M15 Kurassier Enlisted Helmet + More Parts

Hello, I just posted a nice M15 Kurassier enlisted Spike on eBay. (Spike only, No base and No Helmet). Found here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/154022210335?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 I have some other parts listed for sale on eBay, and a felt ersatz helmet with a ball top that ...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

It was a fun show, and I'm very glad to have had a table there. I'll post a few photos either later tonight, or tomorrow. I saw Peter carrying his new very large "toy" around at the show just before he left to drive back home. Yes, it has excellent potential to be a much bigger show in the future. B...
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Kammerstuck KD89 Cavalry Sabers 17HR and 1JzP
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Kammerstuck KD89 Cavalry Sabers 17HR and 1JzP

Great looking pair of kammerstuck sabers, congratulations! :thumb up: =D>

It seems like we see 100+ "extra" sabers before we see 1-kammerstuck example. These are very difficult to find.

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Prussian Cavalry Signal Trumpet and Banderole
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Prussian Cavalry Signal Trumpet and Banderole

A very nice looking bugle! Hard to find, especially with the tassle cord wrapped on it. Thanks for sharing with us. =D> :thumb up:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Lieb Kurassier Regt. Grosser Kurfurst (Schelesisches) Nr.1 EM
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Lieb Kurassier Regt. Grosser Kurfurst (Schelesisches) Nr.1 EM

That set looks absolutely fantastic John, thanks for sharing it with us! :thumb up: =D>

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: My Covid 19 Defence Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: My Covid 19 Defence Recommendations

Looking good Brian! :thumb up:

That's a cool looking proposed postwar victory friednsrock. I didn't know they could be found in Florida. Looking sharp! =D>

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Live Auctioneers was hacked
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Live Auctioneers was hacked

Yes, it seems like so many things are getting hacked. I've almost lost count of all the places that my info is on or where I have used bank cards, and where my info had to be stored in order to use the website such as Live Auctioneers, that have been hacked (credit bureau, yahoo email, Target, feder...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Original recipes for black military Leather-Lacquer
Replies: 21
Views: 2563

Re: Original recipes for black military Leather-Lacquer

Yes, lampblack, the soot from inside the glass chimneys on old kerosene lamps? Is it available commercially? I too have heard talk of "lampblack" in old text and didn't know if it was available commercially back in those days, nor did I understand how they would have used it. Thanks Brian! Best Wish...
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: MAX Show 2020 Canceled
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: MAX Show 2020 Canceled

I'm planning on going with a friend to the upcoming OVMS show in Wilmington at the end of the month. Unless things change between now and then, they're still planning on having it.

I understand that wearing a mask is mandatory inside the venue.

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover

Congratulations on such an excellent find! :thumb up: =D>

Add me to the list of those seeing this 2-piece cover for the first time.

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian M95 - JR74
Replies: 16
Views: 1063

Re: Prussian M95 - JR74

That's a really great looking helmet with excellent markings, congratulations! =D> :thumb up: And congratulations on finding an excellent original replacement wappen in order to swap out the damaged one that came on the helmet. That's not an easy task to find one of these on the loose. =D> :thumb up...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 27
Views: 2043

Re: Death of a Forum Member

I don't think we ever got to see a photo of Karel here.

Here's a nice image of him that I don't think he would mind us seeing.

Rest in Peace Karel.
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by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 27
Views: 2043

Re: Death of a Forum Member

That is incredibly sad news to hear. My deepest condolences to his family. Like Bruno mentions, I had also noticed that Karel had been quiet/absent here for quite some time. His excellent depth of knowledge and generosity in sharing with fellow collectors will be sorely missed. A few years ago we wo...
by ww1czechlegion
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can't Stay Logged In
Replies: 21
Views: 3514

Re: Can't Stay Logged In

When you log on/sign in, make certain you check the box "Remember Me" that is directly below the Password line. I found out last year that by doing this, it took care of the similar problem that I was having. Each time you sign in, make certain that you always check the "Remember Me" box. Hopefully ...
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Cutting Visor Trim
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Cutting Visor Trim

Looking very good Brian! =D> :bravo: I don't know how many nickel silver visor trim pieces I have purchased that end up being too short, trying to get one long enough to go on my e.m. Guard Eisenbahn helmet. I finally found one that is way too long, and I need to get it re-shaped and cut down on one...
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Help with ID on Firemans helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: Help with ID on Firemans helmet

A very interesting helmet James. First time that I've seen a wappen like this one.

That kokarde is very nice, and the chin scale set can probably be repaired with Brian's amazing skills.

Congratulations! :thumb up:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more
Replies: 43
Views: 7037

Re: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more

Hello Sergei,

That is a fantastic collection! Very, very impressive! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing it with us! =D> :bravo:

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: WW1 French Bertrand Gas Grenade
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: WW1 French Bertrand Gas Grenade

Hello, Welcome to the forum, and thanks for your post of this very hard to find French grenade! :thumb up: I collect grenades also, and I know that Gus here does as well. I've used an excellent product called "evapo-rust" with good results on rust encrusted belt buckles and other metal items. It's a...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Re: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle

Hi John, Thanks for posting this! =D> The example that my Dad gave me 45+ years ago has the "S" stamp on the receiver. It's currently at my parent's home, and I haven't looked at it for many years. I'll have to make a point to have my Dad get it out for me to see again, the next time I visit them. I...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet
Replies: 14
Views: 1798

Re: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet

Congratulations to Verdun16 & Tony for acquiring such beautiful helmets, and thanks for posting them! :thumb up: =D>

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Leather Chin Strap
Replies: 87
Views: 49640

Re: The Leather Chin Strap

Hi Coert,

Congratulations on a very nice and rare chinstrap. =D>

Add me to your list of "first time seeing one like this".

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet

Thanks for your very nice comments guys, I appreciate it! :thumb up: by member Sandmann: The Name is „Schönnagel“. I‘m sure Philippe will find more details about him. Thanks Sandy, I appreciate it! :thumb up: That's what Philippe reads also. He needs a Regiment or Battalion in order to narrow a sear...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet

Hi Amy,

You have a very fine collection of Württemberg enlisted helmets! Thanks for sharing them with us! :thumb up: =D>

Congratulations! :bravo:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet

Here is the name hand written inside.
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I can make out the "Scho_ _ agel". Could it be "Schorwagel"? "Schormagel"? "Schornagel"?

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet

Hello, Here's a nice Named silver trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet that I bought a couple of years ago and never got around to posting here. The silver trim would be for Pioneer Battalion 13, R119, or R123. I currently have an original brass trimmed chinstrap on the helmet. I hope that Philip...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet

Here are closer images of the handwritten name inside. Best Regards, Alan 101_0894.JPG It looks like the hand written name reads: "Scho_ _ agel". Could it be Schorwagel, is there such a name? I can clearly make out the "Scho" and the "agel", but there are two or three letters that my eyes cannot dis...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet

Thanks Steve and Amy, I appreciate it! :thumb up: Thanks again Amy, for selling me this fine helmet, I greatly appreciate it! :D by member Amybellars: Hey Alan, get a brass one and make it a pair, then add a silver R119 or R123. They will sure look very good. I found a silver one a couple of years a...
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlised Helmet

Here are some more photos, including the maker mark.

Best Regards,

Alan
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Here's the maker mark from Joe's List. I'm convinced it's the same maker in my helmet.
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by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet

Hello, Here's a very nice helmet that I acquired about a year ago from Amy. :-$ Thanks again Amy, I really love this helmet, and I appreciate you selling it to me! :D \:D/ I told Brian about it today, and mentioned that I needed to finally get it posted, so here goes! I added the original chinstrap ...