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by Arran
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde De Korps Officers Helmet Quesion
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Garde De Korps Officers Helmet Quesion

Oh God, Frank Grant...good luck with that one!
by Arran
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Steuben Tag Parade 1973
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Steuben Tag Parade 1973

Very cool photo! Thanks for posting...
by Arran
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 995

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Thanks Peter- very interesting information. I have one of the unique helmet plates for the Chilean pith helmet, but sadly not the helmet itself...
by Arran
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 995

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Peter- lovely cork helmet, and very interesting article! Do you have one of the Ludwig Bordfeldt-made Chilean pith helmets in your collection?
by Arran
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 995

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

I wish I knew exactly! Something from the Ottoman Empire...
by Arran
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 995

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Or how about this pickelhaube? Does anyone have one of these?
by Arran
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 995

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Sorry, here's the Hawaiian helmet. It was the property of King David Kalakuau...
by Arran
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 995

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Here is the Hawaiian Pickelhaube of which I was speaking, although the one above is of great interest to me as well. Was the Madagascar spiked helmet in the German style, or of German manufacture? These are really the only ones that interest me. How about this rare Chinese cuirassier helmet, of whic...
by Arran
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Unknown Shouldeboards
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Unknown Shouldeboards

I believe these are old US Navy dress shoulder boards...
by Arran
Fri May 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 995

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

A Hawaiian Pickelhaube!
by Arran
Thu May 03, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Barnfind

What an artistic and evocative composition!
by Arran
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help identifying Epaulettes
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Help identifying Epaulettes

Hi John, Thanks for your efforts! I'm pretty positive the epaulettes are not German. The symbol on them is referred to as "Jupiter's Thunder Bolt", and appears in a military insignia context in a number of nations, although not always with the same significance. I'm hoping the nation from which thes...
by Arran
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help identifying Epaulettes
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Help identifying Epaulettes

Hi Folks,
I have these mystery epaulettes I'm hoping to identify. Similar to German ones, with a dark blue backing, gilt mounts, and a pale yellow field. Each originally bore three stars. Any ideas?

Cheers,
Arran.

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by Arran
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Silver Off Rounded Chinscales Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Silver Off Rounded Chinscales Wanted

Hmmm...I can't remember, but I do search both of those eBays so it could have been either.
by Arran
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Silver Off Rounded Chinscales Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Silver Off Rounded Chinscales Wanted

A pair just sold on eBay. I see them there with relative frequency...
by Arran
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Helmet Plate

Interesting. Symbols representing both Artillery and Infantry. Possibly a militia shako plate?
by Arran
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reuss
Replies: 46
Views: 1262

Re: Reuss

Sweet!!
by Arran
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: DRAGOON PLATE
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: DRAGOON PLATE

EM or Officer? Silver, gilt, or grey?
by Arran
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde du Korps
Replies: 87
Views: 19106

Re: Garde du Korps

I HATE Photobucket!!!
by Arran
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted GdC Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: Enlisted GdC Restoration

Looks great! Have you considered using some black leather dye on the chin scale backings?
by Arran
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Advice appreciated 2
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Advice appreciated 2

This one is also a reproduction. I hope they weren't too expensive...
by Arran
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Advice appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Advice appreciated

The one you show here is a reproduction.
by Arran
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Study of the screws and nuts of the Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 10473

Re: Study of the screws and nuts of the Pickelhaube

This is an excellent study! Thanks so much for your efforts...
by Arran
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Color of Officers Silk Liner
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Color of Officers Silk Liner

I think green and brown were the most common colours, but honestly I've seen original liners in almost every colour under the sun! Pink, blue with spots, yellow...
by Arran
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Tunics and Cloth Headgear for Sale
Topic: Early Prussian General's Parade Tunic
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Early Prussian General's Parade Tunic

I've owned a few of these over the years, but this is by far the nicest of them! The fabric is fresh and bright, and the bullion embroidery retains most of its original gilding, which really makes it stand out. The size is reasonably large (about 42-43 chest) and there are loops for a long medal bar...
by Arran
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: newspaper laying between the helmet shell and the liner
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: newspaper laying between the helmet shell and the liner

I've never seen a lacquered felt body that was composed of that colour felt!
by Arran
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My Kurrasier and JzP M15's
Replies: 24
Views: 909

Re: My Kurrasier and JzP M15's

Very cool! I'm seeing a few different makers represented judging from the shapes of the skulls and visors...
by Arran
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Hussar No 1
Replies: 10
Views: 592

Re: Leib Hussar No 1

I'm not sure the fur is actually opossum on this- what do you feel? I think it is likely an old repro, but the skull looks very good to me and could be original...
by Arran
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I think the academy association may be correct! Also note that both the helmet with plume and the Arizona museum helmet are NCO in configuration, rather than the officer grade helmets we see with the standard Mexican plate. This would make sense for aspirants at the academy, IMO. Here is a helmet so...
by Arran
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hungarian Helmets
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Hungarian Helmets

Very cool!!
by Arran
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: The Mexican Haubes

That last metal helmet is not German military in configuration- more like a fireman's helmet in shape. I've found another pic of a helmet with this plate, too. State militia of some kind, or possibly a military academy? I can't say...

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by Arran
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Reichsadler
Replies: 43
Views: 23945

Re: The Reichsadler

No history, I'm afraid, but it did come with the accompanying belt:

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by Arran
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Reichsadler
Replies: 43
Views: 23945

Re: The Reichsadler

Its a real shame that this thread has been gutted of its pics. Here is the 1916 pattern pickelhaube for officers of the Reichskolonialamt...

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by Arran
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Need restoration advice!
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Need restoration advice!

Could you post some pics?
by Arran
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Meldereiter plate.
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Meldereiter plate.

It looks perfectly original to me! Nice find- not a plate I've ever encountered...
by Arran
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: 2nd Regiment Currasier Helm For Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: 2nd Currasier For Sale

"According to Randy this is a funeral parade helmet the reason it is painted black."

I'd love to know more about this, as I've never heard of such a thing!
by Arran
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde du Korps
Replies: 87
Views: 19106

Re: Garde du Korps

I think overall it looks pretty good. The extra holes by the chin scales which have been filled resulted from the helmet being modified from an earlier, taller pattern. Extra holes under the eagle are the result of one or more different spikes/eagles being fitted to it over the years. There may also...
by Arran
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Identifying pesky "off colour" Kokarden?
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Identifying pesky "off colour" Kokarden?

These cockades are much rarer than most German ones, but not as sought after. If you're looking for Reichs and State cockades, PM me and perhaps we can work out a trade...
by Arran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Thanks for posting the plate- its a beautiful design, and now the latest edition to my "want" list!
by Arran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Cameron Laughlin
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Cameron Laughlin

Sorry to hear this. Cameron did a restoration job for me with which I was very pleased, and certainly had an exceptional talent in that field...
by Arran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I believe photo bucket charges now for images- I use tinypic.com with no problems!
by Arran
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: The Mexican Haubes

There is also a pic of this type of helmet in the old C.E. Juncker catalogue...I'd love to see pics of the e-bay plate!
by Arran
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Ah! A lead, at least...do you have any other pics of it?

Thanks,
Arran.
by Arran
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I came across this photo on the web. Clearly the spike top is incorrect, but the plate appears to be a different design of Mexican wappen- has anyone seen such a helmet before, and is this variation identified?

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by Arran
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Enamel Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Re: Enamel Repair

You want Rosanna Polizzotto. She's simply the best, very reasonable pricing, and fairly quick turn-around. http://enamelrestoration.com/Home_Page.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Arran
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoring an American Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 1977

Re: Restoring an American Pickelhaube

I do have an original US cruciform spike base and the correct visor trim. PM me if you're interested...
by Arran
Wed May 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: a very small garde du corps
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: a very small garde du corps

I've seen these for sale before and I believe they are not that old, possibly still being produced on a "small scale" :)