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by Arran
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet
Replies: 28
Views: 1619

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: 36
Views: 368

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: 147

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 have no pic...
by Arran
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mystery Officer Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 147

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: 1009

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: 1009

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: 1009

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: 15717

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: 1353

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: 1353

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: 7194

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: 7194

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: 7194

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: 7194

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: 1042

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: 911

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: 2183

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: 3307

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: 566

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: 1596

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: 1601

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: 3891

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: 3891

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: 3891

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: 1278

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: 1719

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: 809

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: 809

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: 809

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: 846

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: 846

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: 1591

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: 1441

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: 1441

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: 948

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: 983

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: 1857

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: 693

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: 693

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: 778

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: 1257

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: 1257

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: 778

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.