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by ww1czechlegion
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 11
Views: 130

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: 11
Views: 130

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: 2770

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: 548

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: 656

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: 5681

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: 508

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: 846

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: 1160

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: 47597

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: 351

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: 465

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: 351

Re: Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet

Here is the name hand written inside.
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Name written inside silver Wurttemburg helmet.jpg
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: 351

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: 465

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: 465

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: 465

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.
Maker Mark from Joe's List.jpg
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very Nice Württemberg M15 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 465

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 ...
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: 2-Place Medal Bars for Junior Officers with the EK2 Equivalent for German States
Replies: 12
Views: 2600

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

I restored the photos to this thread today, as I just realized that the photo links were broken for whatever reason, apparently after the last forum upgrade.

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Merit Crosses of the Free Hanse Towns
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Merit Crosses of the Free Hanse Towns

Here's my 2-Place Medal Bar mounted sets of the Free Hanse Towns, with the EK2. Each of these 3-Free Hanse Towns Awards was the equivalent of the Iron Cross 2nd Class.

Best Regards,

Alan
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by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Merit Crosses of the Free Hanse Towns
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Merit Crosses of the Free Hanse Towns

Very nice display and super write-up description Steve! =D>

Thanks for doing this! :thumb up:

The enamel work on these old Imperial medals is really a work of art.

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sachsen M95.
Replies: 15
Views: 761

Re: Sachsen M95.

Another great find Coert, congratulations! :thumb up:

I love the markings in both these helmets you found! =D>

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sachsen M15, a very large one.
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: Sachsen M15, a very large one.

That's a super nice looking Saxon M15 Coert, congratulations! =D>

It will look great next to your M95. Again, congratulations!

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.

Many thanks for your nice comments Brian, Sandy, Amy, and Coert, I appreciate it! :thumb up:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat May 30, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New project M-15 Garde Infantry.
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: New project M-15 Garde Infantry.

Hi Henry, Looks like a good and fun project to restore, best wishes to you with it. I saw it when it was available, and it looks like it has Depot issue markings originally to the 14th Infantry Regiment on the underside of the back visor. (14 J.R. is stamped into the leather.) I'll post a photo of t...
by ww1czechlegion
Sat May 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.

Thanks for your kind words Bruno & John, I appreciate it! :thumb up:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Sat May 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.

Here's a photo of the "K.B.A.G. 1915" Depot Marking.

Best Regards,

Alan
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by ww1czechlegion
Sat May 30, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.
Replies: 12
Views: 558

M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.

Hello, Just got this in from an old collector friend who's been downsizing his huge Civil War to WW2 era collection. The photos are from the seller. The chinstrap is a copy and will need to be replaced with my last spare original example, otherwise the two kokardes are originals. (I may upgrade with...
by ww1czechlegion
Tue May 12, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: KAGGR#1 Royalty Haube
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: KAGGR#1 Royalty Haube

Wow, that is a stunning, absolutely beautiful helmet!

The guard star on it is absolutely amazing!

Congratulations Steve!

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: More From KAGGR#1
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: More From KAGGR#1

Hi Steve,

That feldzeichen on the tschapka looks familiar! :wink: It looks great! \:D/

Those other helmets are some rare birds indeed, and in beautiful condition! Congratulations! =D>

Thanks for sharing them with us! :thumb up:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Still More From KAGGR#1
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Still More From KAGGR#1

These are some rare beauties indeed! =D>

Thanks for sharing them with us Steve! :bravo:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Prussian Kinder Ersatz
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Prussian Kinder Ersatz

A super cool helmet James, congratulations! =D>

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: The French Kids played too...
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: The French Kids played too...

These are very nice sets James! Thanks for sharing them with us! :thumb up: =D>

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: A few more Kinder helmets
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: A few more Kinder helmets

Really nice items guys! =D> :thumb up:

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder Garde Busby's
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: Kinder Garde Busby's

Super cool busbies James! I'm amazed at how nice of condition that they still are after all these years! =D>

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Two Kinder Bavarian pickelhaubes
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Two Kinder Bavarian pickelhaubes

Very cool helmets James, congrats! =D>

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder Tschapkas
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Kinder Tschapkas

The detail and quality of workmanship on these tshapkas for kids is really amazing!

Thanks for posting them! =D>

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder GDK or GDC groups
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: Kinder GDK or GDC groups

These are really great James! =D> :thumb up:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Kinder Helme and Uniforms
Topic: Kinder Swords
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Kinder Swords

Hi James,

Very nice examples! Thanks for posting them! :thumb up: =D>

I found an OD 89 kinder example back in the early 80's near where I grew up, with the guard star on the grip, but unfortunately I sold it.

Best Regards,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Filzhaube 1915 patten
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Filzhaube 1915 patten

Hi Steve, That one is a real beauty, in absolute pristine condition! Congratulations! \:D/ =D> I'm still looking for a nice example like this one with gray metal trim on it. I have several with brass trim, but not a gray trim one yet. Thanks for sharing it with us! :thumb up: Best Wishes, Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!
Replies: 22
Views: 2447

Re: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!

Fantastic Helmets Steve! :bravo: =D>

It was great to see you again at the SOS, and to be able to see some of these fine helmets in person! :thumb up:

Best Wishes,

Alan
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!
Replies: 22
Views: 2447

Re: More Dragoons From SOS 2020 KAGGR#!

So Amy was the one who had the winning bid on that M15 Prussian dragoon helmet from eBay a while back. Congratulations Amy! I saw that it had very thin cardboard/ersatz visors on it from the auction photos. We all missed out on a super rare M15 Dragoon enlisted spike that sold on eBay when we were a...
by ww1czechlegion
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Please help
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: Please help

These probably came from the same doughboy trunk estate auction that had 150 Kokardes, and I bought 53 of them the first part of February 2019. The seller is probably from Pennsylvania, and I think I've seen several of these Jaeger Shako eagles that he's sold on eBay in the past year. There were sev...
by ww1czechlegion
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 655

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: 597

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: 17
Views: 1121

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

Baden Train Batallion Marking.jpg
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver

One last photo showing interior markings.

Best Regards,

Alan
bavarian shako 2.jpg
by ww1czechlegion
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver
Replies: 9
Views: 699

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: 710

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: 2551

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...