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by Arran
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: I need your opinion on this Wappen.
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: I need your opinion on this Wappen.

Nothing wrong with that helmet!
by Arran
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Offizier pickelhaube koffer
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Offizier pickelhaube koffer

Very nice work!
by Arran
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube Sweden
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Pickelhaube Sweden

Beautiful helmet in spectacular condition!
by Arran
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another FA from the Turinetti Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 613

Re: Another FA from the Turinetti Collection

The enamel may have simply been poorly repaired...
by Arran
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Re-Enactment Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Re-Enactment Photos

I would certainly be interested in seeing re-enactment photos. They can give us a glimpse of what things may have actually looked like, had we been there ourselves. Those who are not interested wouldn't visit the re-enactment section, whereas those who are interested or curious would...
by Arran
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Argentine Officers helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Argentine Officers helmet

Lovely helmet- congrats!
by Arran
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Mitre Parade Helmets
Topic: My grenadier mitres
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: My grenadier mitres

Amazing collection of mitres! I see Russian and Prussian...what else is represented? Can you tell us about them?
by Arran
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Fall Harvest of Haubes Part 1, Oldenburg Dragoon M15 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Fall Harvest of Haubes Part 1, Oldenburg Dragoon M15 Enlisted Helmet

With careful experimentation, you may well find a specific solvent that removes the new paint but not the old...
by Arran
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Tunics and Cloth Headgear for Sale
Topic: Imperial Navy Officer's Tropical Visor Cap
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: Imperial Navy Officer's Tropical Visor Cap

Sorry, this cap has been sold...
by Arran
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias

The Reserve one is certainly original, but the shape of the other one is all wrong and I would think its a repro...
by Arran
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 1442

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

I would have expected to see a squared front visor, cruciform spike base, fluted spike, and Fuerst rather than Koenig on the motto. To me it suggests that this is a Prussian Guard helmet with the star added...
by Arran
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Buyer Beware: Problems with Purchases
Topic: sent rare 92 INF Braunschweig OYV helm to Der Rittmeister
Replies: 6
Views: 2848

Re: sent rare 92 INF Braunschweig OYV helm to Der Rittmeister

I'll pile on here and state that Ken is one of those people I enjoy dealing with the most! Never had anything resembling a problem with him in many years of business...
by Arran
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet
Replies: 14
Views: 2443

Re: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet

I LOVE the natural patina on that helmet!
by Arran
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 3396

Re: Württemberg Pickelhaube

This is not a helmet I would have bought...lots of repro parts, to include the plate IMO...
by Arran
Wed May 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Ulanen! Achtung!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1748

Re: Ulanen! Achtung!!!

Gorgeous! I see that your Wurt. helmet is missing its feldzeichen- drop me a line as I have an extra...
by Arran
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 37
Views: 3212

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

Here is a REPLICA of the plate purporting to be from Sachsen-Meiningen. I have never seen an original, and can't say wether this is an accurate representation or not. Very pretty nonetheless!
by Arran
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet
Replies: 33
Views: 5667

Re: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet

I just came across this helmet for auction in Germany- does it fit in here as a Brunswick Zahlmeister's helmet?
by Arran
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 37
Views: 3212

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

The S-C-G "mystery" helmet is so rare, that if someone out there does have a plate, it likely comes from this very helmet!
by Arran
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mystery Officer Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Mystery Officer Helmet

I do see the blue paint on the cockade, but I also think I can see some red peeking through there. Not sure what to make of it. For those interested the correct plate for this is a silver guard type eagle with "Fuerst" motto, adorned with an enamelled star of the Ernestine House Order. I h...
by Arran
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mystery Officer Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Mystery Officer Helmet

A Flugeladjutant's helmet from Saxe, Coburg, und Gotha! Good luck finding that plate! I assume the existing mounts are silver?
by Arran
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 4793

Re: IR92

For those that have an original specimen at hand, is the banner stamped separately an attached to the skull, or is it all stamped in one piece?
by Arran
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 4793

Re: IR92

Neil, I would say...another fake. To me the giveaway is the rough texture of the white metal skull and bones. I believe this is caused by bubbling during the galvano process. The originals shown here were “punched” out so the details are perfect, clean cut, smooth surface, no rough texture. Compare...
by Arran
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 4793

Re: IR92

Yes, the wappen is certainly a copy, and quite possibly the eagle plate too...I'd press for a refund!
by Arran
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21195

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I think its likely a cobbled together piece. The plate has at one time been a standard Mexican plate that has had the wings cut and re-attached, possibly because it was already damaged, or perhaps to cover holes in the helmet body. Are there any period photos of the Mounted Escort helmet in wear?
by Arran
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My First of 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 3408

Re: My First of 2020

Hi Peter- the helmet wasn't at the show, but obtained from a collector. Thanks for the comments; I really love these Mexican helmets!
by Arran
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My First of 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 3408

My First of 2020

I was very pleased to get this one, and will go into its significance and interesting construction in another thread, but for now, here is my new helmet of the mounted escort of President Porfirio Diaz of Mexico:
by Arran
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 15610

Re: SOS 2020

Thank you so much Amy!
by Arran
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 15610

Re: SOS 2020

If anyone can put me in touch with the seller I'd be mighty grateful!
by Arran
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 15610

Re: SOS 2020

Hi Amy- the Chilean officer's helmet on the top shelf!
by Arran
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 15610

Re: SOS 2020

Can anybody tell me whose display this is?
by Arran
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre
Replies: 14
Views: 2832

Re: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre

I'm blown away! What a superb artifact!
by Arran
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Livgardet Swedish Pickelhaube?
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: Livgardet Swedish Pickelhaube?

These helmets were worn over a long period of time (pre and post WWI), and can generally be dated simply by the age and wear they exhibit. Yours looks like a c. 1900 example.
by Arran
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Prussian UR 6 felt tschapka for review
Replies: 9
Views: 3845

Re: Prussian UR 6 felt tschapka for review

I'm very suspicious of the originality of this helmet...
by Arran
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet
Replies: 32
Views: 6206

Re: Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet

Very nice original helmet with a great patina!
by Arran
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: For sale Frontplate / Wappen of Venezuela pickehaube
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: For sale Frontplate / Wappen of Venezuela pickehaube

I'll take it, please! E-mail me at [email protected] (my pickelhaubes.com outbox isn't working!)
by Arran
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Officer helmet Wartime Pioneer
Replies: 15
Views: 2817

Re: Officer helmet Wartime Pioneer

In my opinion the rear spine is an original zinc wartime production that has lost its plating, and the body looks like its OK too- remember that not all officer's shells have a sewn seam! Many wartime officer's helmets also used M-91 posts with special chin scales. From the pics, I'd say that the bo...
by Arran
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help needed with Friend's I.R. 92 Braunschweig enlisted Helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 2814

Re: Help needed with Friend's I.R. 92 Braunschweig enlisted Helmet

I'm sure you could find an original correct plate either quickly by contacting the world's top dealers and collectors and being willing to pay through the nose, or some time over the next five years spending an hour or so a day scouring the internet. I recommend the latter!
by Arran
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 6927

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

Furthermore, this: "The talkum was used to keep the leather soft, I'm sure all makers do it." makes absolutely no sense! Who wants a helmet to be made of soft leather, and additionally, how is the "talc" supposed to penetrate the lacquer to the point of even affecting the leather...
by Arran
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 6927

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

I don't believe its a true mold, which you would think would spread to the visors, no? I think its related to the thickness of lacquer and the leather its on when exposed to certain conditions of temperature and humidity. Interestingly, if you expose helmets like those above to heat (as in a hair dr...
by Arran
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 6927

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

These helmets were shiny when new, but have developed this look not through wear (hence their minty condition) but through environmental conditions. If the mounts are removed, such as the spike base, you will see that the matte finish does not continue underneath. Furthermore, the matte rarely forms...
by Arran
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1860 Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

Re: 1860 Confusion

Very good article! Much appreciated...
by Arran
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 3081

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

I love it! I have a similar baseball cap...
by Arran
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Tunics and Cloth Headgear for Sale
Topic: Imperial Navy Officer's Tropical Visor Cap
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: Imperial Navy Officer's Tropical Visor Cap

I guess its one at a time...
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by Arran
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Tunics and Cloth Headgear for Sale
Topic: Imperial Navy Officer's Tropical Visor Cap
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: Imperial Navy Officer's Tropical Visor Cap

Some more pics...
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by Arran
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Tunics and Cloth Headgear for Sale
Topic: Imperial Navy Officer's Tropical Visor Cap
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Imperial Navy Officer's Tropical Visor Cap

This is a scarce and lovely peaked cap as worn in warmer climes by officers of the Kaiserliches Marine. It is composed of a cream light weight wool twill, lined in a combination of silk and linen, and finished off with a matching calf-skin perforated sweatband. The lovely bullion/metal cap badge, le...
by Arran
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Outbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Re: Outbox

Thanks! I'm pretty sure that at least one of the recipients will have virtually no messages in their inbox, though...One of them is to you, so you should be able to test that theory...

Cheers,
Arran.
by Arran
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Outbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Outbox

When I try to send a private message, it lingers in my outbox and will not go through- can an admin look into this for me?

Thanks,
Arran.
by Arran
Fri May 10, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Garage Sale
Replies: 14
Views: 2777

Re: Garage Sale

Wow, great stuff...the fact is, whether its Imperial German militaria, or Roman armour, there is still more to be unearthed than there is in collections or museums!
by Arran
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The beauty of the sleepiness of time
Replies: 24
Views: 2871

Re: The beauty of the sleepiness of time

Thank you so much for the information! I've never seen a reservist's cross from the Hanseatic cities before...

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