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by Arran
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Unidentified Court Sword
Replies: 8
Views: 166

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: 166

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: 166

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: 386

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: 184

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: 14735

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: 14735

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: 391

Re: Chilean Army

It is indeed an Andean Condor...
by Arran
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chilean Army
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Chilean Army

Very cool! Here are a couple of Chilean helmets from my collection...
by Arran
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde regiment no.1 m1860
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Garde regiment no.1 m1860

Here you can get your visor trim:

https://spikehelmets.pl/gallery/trimes/ ... 05/88.html

Nice project, by the way!
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: 473

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: 487

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: 1789

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: 1789

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: 1789

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: 1789

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: 1789

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: 1789

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: 442

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: 1789

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: 1061

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: 233

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: 233

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: 447

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: 447

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: 622

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: 1991

Re: Reuss

Sweet!!
by Arran
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: DRAGOON PLATE
Replies: 2
Views: 343

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: 21918

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: 2454

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: 3
Views: 521

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: 240

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: 11044

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: 423

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: 884

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: 470

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: 1459

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: 900

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: 11982

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: 279

Re: Hungarian Helmets

Very cool!!
by Arran
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 70
Views: 11982

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: 24741

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: 24741

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: 1059

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: 541

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: 1815

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: 21918

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...