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by Arran
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre
Replies: 14
Views: 232

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: 286

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: 8
Views: 493

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: 1828

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: 137

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: 733

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: 716

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: 1710

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? And does talc even...
by Arran
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 1710

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: 1710

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: 731

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: 1038

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: 2
Views: 342

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: 2
Views: 342

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: 2
Views: 342

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: 346

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: 346

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: 1048

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: 924

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...
by Arran
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The beauty of the sleepiness of time
Replies: 24
Views: 924

Re: The beauty of the sleepiness of time

I'd like to know more about this reservist's cross, which has a motto I've never seen before, mentioning neither Fuerst nor Koening. Can anyone tell me more?
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by Arran
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Helmet Garde
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Helmet Garde

I agree with your choice...
by Arran
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Eagle guard du corps
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Eagle guard du corps

The form and detail look very nice and correct to me! Can we get a look at the underside of the base?
by Arran
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Basket Case Felts Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: Basket Case Felts Wanted

I have a couple of trashed felt shells- drop me a line at [email protected] and I'll send you some pics...
by Arran
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officer's Pre-War Leib-Garde Hussar Busby
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Officer's Pre-War Leib-Garde Hussar Busby

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by Arran
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officer's Pre-War Leib-Garde Hussar Busby
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Officer's Pre-War Leib-Garde Hussar Busby

Before sending off to consignment or auction, I thought I would first offer this lovely busby to members here. It is a pre-war, otter fur covered officer's busby of the elite Leib-Garde Hussars, and is complete to parade with its correct cords, plume, and bag (removable). More photos are available i...
by Arran
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Edwardian Officer's Home Service Helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Edwardian Officer's Home Service Helmet

SOLD! Thank you...
by Arran
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Pr. Model 1874/87 ammo pouches, 120th Regt.
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Pr. Model 1874/87 ammo pouches, 120th Regt.

Likely all found languishing in a depot somewhere- thanks for the info!
by Arran
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Pr. Model 1874/87 ammo pouches, 120th Regt.
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Pr. Model 1874/87 ammo pouches, 120th Regt.

These are not a true exact pair, but they came together and are both marked to the 120th Infantry Regiment, (2nd Württemberg) "Emperor William, King of Prussia". The first example is impressed on the back "120.R.1875 F.B." and ink stamped in the lid "120.R.1888 F.B." The belt straps have been re-sew...
by Arran
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Edwardian Officer's Home Service Helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Edwardian Officer's Home Service Helmet

This is a lovely dark green cloth covered cork officer's helmet of the Durham Light Infantry, circa 1910. The helmet plate is multi-piece, of superb quality- as is the rest of the helmet! Approximately a size 7. Priced at about half what they usually go for! US $550.00 plus shipping, Paypal preferred.
by Arran
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: "My American Cousin"
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: "My American Cousin"

Thank you. In the new year I'll start some threads in the General Headgear section on other non-German Pickelhaben from Chile, Argentina, Colombia etc. etc.
by Arran
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: "My American Cousin"
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: "My American Cousin"

Thank you guys!
by Arran
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: DMAG
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: DMAG

I'm not sure what the marking means, but what a lovely helmet! Wurttembergers are among my favourites...
by Arran
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: "My American Cousin"
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: "My American Cousin"

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by Arran
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: "My American Cousin"
Replies: 11
Views: 852

"My American Cousin"

Firstly, Season's Greetings! Many of you will have seen this helmet when it was first unearthed by Peter S., and you may have wondered where it went. Well, it travelled north of the border, although not too far, and now resides with a few of its relatives. Certainly the addition of the year for me! ...
by Arran
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15065

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Amazing! Is there any way to restore the photos to this otherwise "compromised" thread?
by Arran
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Unidentified Court Sword
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Unidentified Court Sword

Thank you. Here are some more pics...
by Arran
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Unidentified Court Sword
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Unidentified Court Sword

Thanks guys. I really like the look of the sword, but I want to identify it before I consider buying it!
by Arran
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Unidentified Court Sword
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Unidentified Court Sword

Hi Folks! Can anyone help me with identifying this sword and its coat of arms?

Thanks,
Arran.
by Arran
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: American Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: American Pickelhaube

Very nice Peter! Please e-mail me at [email protected] I tried to send you a PM but it sits in my outbox and won't send...
by Arran
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxonia militaria
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Saxonia militaria

I've dealt with him before and really like him. He's been away from the business for a while, but has recently returned and updated his site. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him...
by Arran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A mysterious photo from China
Replies: 40
Views: 16615

Re: A mysterious photo from China

Yes, two Chinese type dragons, one either side. There is a leather pickelhaube with the same plate in the Junckers catalogue...
by Arran
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A mysterious photo from China
Replies: 40
Views: 16615

Re: A mysterious photo from China

Can anyone shed any light on this mysterious photo? A Chinese cavalry officer of some kind equipped and trained in Berlin...
by Arran
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chilean Army
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Re: Chilean Army

It is indeed an Andean Condor...