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by JohnM
Wed May 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard
Replies: 12
Views: 6489

Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard

Together again after a long separation. My profound thanks to Chris Flaherty who helped me identify my mystery cuirass. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/johnnym/Newfoto161_zpse68914eb.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/johnnym/Newfoto162_zpse8e53e19.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/album...
by JohnM
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction
Replies: 50
Views: 19453

Re: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction

How unfortunate he passed away.

Here is a little on Mr. Haskell.

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by JohnM
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Early Christmas Present Bavarian Eigetumsstück Helmet
Replies: 13
Views: 2603

Re: Early Christmas Present Bavarian Eigetumsstück Helmet

Excellent gift from Santa, Alan! Absolutely wonderful!

Thank you for sharing it!

John
by JohnM
Mon May 13, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: wool busby?
Replies: 4
Views: 4003

Re: wool busby?

Absolutely Fantastic Helmet Karel! I think there is a miscommunication somewhere... Yes there are ersatz busbies that like yours were made completely out of wool, but I am specifically reffering to the one that was in the first post. If you look closely the busby has no busby cord loops on the top t...
by JohnM
Mon May 13, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: wool busby?
Replies: 4
Views: 4003

Re: wool busby?

Fakey fakey...

Looks like an old British busby. Not even close to a German one.

John
by JohnM
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Doughboy helmet, British division
Replies: 2
Views: 2796

Re: Doughboy helmet, British division

Dave, Here is some info I picked up on the net. Known steel suppliers of the WWI British helmets: FS = T. Firth & Sons Ltd Sept 1916 – 1918 BS = W. Beardmore & Co Ltd Jan. 1916 – 1919 HS = Hadfield Ltd Jan. 1916 – 1919 V = Vickers Ltd 1916 – 1917 MS = Miris Steel Co. Ltd 1916 – 1917 A = Edgar Allen ...
by JohnM
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Argentine haube with parade plumes
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

Re: Argentine haube with parade plumes

Poli!!! Fantastico!!!! Bravo! What a great find!!! I am very jealous! I hate to disagree with anyone on the forum but you should under no circumstances blow dry the horsehair. The hair is too dried out to do so and the heat would make it brittle and it would break. It is very hard to determine the b...
by JohnM
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Help Identifying and Finding who the Original Officer was
Replies: 12
Views: 6922

Re: Help Identifying and Finding who the Original Officer wa

Von Stechow, First of all, welcome to the Pickelhaubes forum! Second, WOW!!! What a wonderful grouping! Amazing that you have been able to keep it in such great condition! This leads me to my first question. What specifically are you worried about in terms of stabilization or work? The pickelhauber ...
by JohnM
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Wurttenberg Dragoner-Regt Konigin Olga Nr. 25
Replies: 9
Views: 9791

Re: Wurttenberg Dragoner-Regt Konigin Olga Nr. 25

Fantastic Rurik!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Exactly what I wanted to have!!!!
by JohnM
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: unusual bavarian
Replies: 17
Views: 4246

Re: unusual bavarian

HOT DAMN!!!!!

That helmet is beautiful! Amazing!

Thank you for sharing it with us!!!
by JohnM
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Braunschweig Husar Regt Nr 17 Enlisted Man's Schirmmütze
Replies: 10
Views: 2287

Re: Braunschweig Husar Regt Nr 17 Enlisted Man's Schirmmütze

Absolutely fantastic!!!!

Very beautiful indeed!

Congratulations and thank you for sharing such a wonderful item!

John
by JohnM
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help with a Feldmutze(?)
Replies: 1
Views: 1637

Re: Help with a Feldmutze(?)

Mike,

You have what appears to be an Imperial fireman's mutze or perhaps what was once a visored cap with the visor removed. It has both an officer's cockade and EM cockade but they are supposed to match.

John
by JohnM
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New argentine helmet general of the army
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: New argentine helmet general of the army

Poli, I am 100% sure that Argentine General's helmets have square visors. I do not have a written directive but I have personally seen 4 photos of Argentine generals and they all have squared helmets. My information comes from an Argentine collector who is connected to "El Museo del Regimiento de Gr...
by JohnM
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New argentine helmet general of the army
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: New argentine helmet general of the army

Poli, I must agree with Arran. Unfortunately, that is not an Argentine's Generals helmet. It should have a squared front visor. The wappen however does however look good. You should check Ricardo Jara Franco's excellent article, PICKELHAUBEN IN LATIN AMERICA on Joe's website: http://www.pickelhauben...
by JohnM
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Saxon Infantry Regiment Nr 100
Replies: 17
Views: 9107

Re: Saxon Infantry Regiment Nr 100

Larry,

Absolutely fantastic grouping Larry!! Love it!

The feeling is almost surreal when you can get gear back together that has been separated for so long!

Thank you for sharing your treasure!

John
by JohnM
Thu May 03, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Finally! 6th Kurassier.
Replies: 38
Views: 8748

Re: Finally! 6th Kurassier.

Ron,

Absolutely AWESOME helmets Ron!!!! =D> \:D/

I am Cuirrasier fanatic and hopefully can find one as nice as yours!

John
by JohnM
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Some skulls for this Halloween eve....
Replies: 21
Views: 3534

Re: Some skulls for this Halloween eve....

WOW! A super scary wonderful group!!!!

Out of control Tony!!!! Out of control! :lol: :bravo:
by JohnM
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Swan Song; The last Big Bang Theory Update. 38cm SK L/45 Max
Replies: 15
Views: 3489

Re: Swan Song; The last Big Bang Theory Update. 38cm SK L/45

Tony!!!

That is like the King Kong of shell casings! Unbelievable!!!!!What an amazing find!!!!

Npow if you can fashion a lid and put some plastic lining in there it will double as an excellant ice tub for beer! :lol:

Congrats Tony!
by JohnM
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: First update in 14 months, a Baden Reserve FAR
Replies: 16
Views: 3094

Great helmet Tony!

John
by JohnM
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: fitzwilliam,NH helmet collection, need help identifying!
Replies: 2
Views: 2241

Warhorse, I'm afraid the pictures you have don't provide a lot of detail on the helmets. I have to say the helmet on the front left with the red plume is some sort of theater prop. While shako's where still used by a number of Continental armies until the 19th century,the two in the display do not r...
by JohnM
Wed May 12, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ouch!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2868

And here I was thinking she was curing the "too many women" part of too much women, wine and partying...
by JohnM
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Cuirasses-a little off the mark
Replies: 23
Views: 11047

Someone say cuirass?

My examples:

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The top one one being a Carabineer's Officer example and the bottom one a Cuirassier Officers example.

John
by JohnM
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Vizewachtmeister 1888 Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regt. Nr.17
Replies: 12
Views: 4086

Holy Mother of Skulls!

Wow Tony just WOW!
by JohnM
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: haven't seen this one before
Replies: 11
Views: 9061

Heya Folks! That haube is I believe from the Brazilian State of Parana. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brasao_do_parana.svg Pretty much dead on for the worker with the sickle. I can't completely read the scroll inscription but it ends in "Parana" It was probably worn by the Military Police of Par...
by JohnM
Tue May 12, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: German Feldmùtze on Russian Cossack
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Wonderful work you are doing there Blaeu! Perhaps, I can help you a little: 1 Is the Feldmùtze a german one, or is it something that also can be found in relation with cossacks. The Russian Imperial forces did use a mutze like those of the German's. Shape, roundels and colors where slightly differen...
by JohnM
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Please identification
Replies: 4
Views: 2775

I would not say it's a common item but it's not the rarest Waffenfrock out there.

It's a pre-WW1 uniform.

The price is what someone is willing to pay for it.

Personally, I would pay $400 to $500 based on the interior condition.

John
by JohnM
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Please identification
Replies: 4
Views: 2775

Hello Cafe11 and welcome to the forum.

You have a Baverian Kraftfahr Battalion Waffenfrock with a Rittmerister (Captain) rank.

John
by JohnM
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Adler's Collection
Replies: 254
Views: 89182

Wow! Some very nice helmets Karel! Not sure how I missed this thread. I have 2 observations though. The first concerns your JzP helmet. It looks like an issued EM helmet with the exception of the spike and the leather underlay of the front visor. I believe the spike to be incorrect as it's a correct...
by JohnM
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Frosty Bavarian M1896
Replies: 11
Views: 3367

Superb example Tony!

Very, very, very hard to find regiment!

John
by JohnM
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Wartime Mecklemburg
Replies: 18
Views: 5717

Awesome pieces guys! Thank you for sharing!

John
by JohnM
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 1915 Prussian Officer's display
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

Thanks for the nice comments guys!

Brian, the helmet is really nothing extraordinary. Probably better off it has the cover as the top has started to loose a lot of the shellac.

Bruno, the shoulderboards are marked to the 56th infantry.

John
by JohnM
Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 1915 Prussian Officer's display
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

1915 Prussian Officer's display

Thanks to Mikey for the uniform and schirmmutze! Here we have a M1915 blouse, M1910 schirmmutze, Pickelhaube with field cover missing the spike cover as the spike is too damn tall, leather belt and Luger holster. John http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/johnnym/today009.jpg http://img.photobucket...
by JohnM
Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 'Red-Rot'..... or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Mike, Your friends helmet does indeed show the first signs of "red rot". Unfortunately there is little he can do to reverse the process. The good news is your friend has caught the issue before it has affected more of the helmet. The conditions under which "red rot" occur are not entirely known. Tre...
by JohnM
Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube Jäger zu Pferde m15
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

I will third Spike's and Bruno's opinion's. The split brads are very, very, uncommon on the JzP helms. I have yet to see a helmet with them. They might be out there but I have not seen an example. I think someone polished off the blueing and the grey paint that would have covered the now bare steel ...
by JohnM
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Turning in my rifle and Kevlar® helmet
Replies: 30
Views: 8260

Tony!!!

What a way to retire!!! What a helm! Talk about textbook...talk about beautiful!

Congratulations on the next phase of your life. Canada is certainly lucky and proud to have a devoted son as yourself!

John
by JohnM
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Graf von Haugwitz
Replies: 13
Views: 4043

Joe, In my opinion, I think that both the fotos of his father where taken around 1885 but before 1891. This would possibly be a picture of him as a officer in KR 5. The reason behind my opinion is because his boots end at almost mid thigh. In the pictures I have seen the mid thigh length boots appar...
by JohnM
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The times they are a' change-in.........
Replies: 15
Views: 4213

Tony! Absolutely great work!

I have only one complaint... Now I have to go out and get a new monitor!

Give me a little heads up next time!

John
by JohnM
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: !7th Hussars Postcard: Need help with translation
Replies: 18
Views: 5609

Will do Gus! Thanks for your help!
by JohnM
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Garde Du Korps ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

I agree with James. If you can get it super cheap then you might have a nice parts helmet. Does it have a liner? The one thing I really don't like are the rivets. Way too big. They paint the whole thing gold or just the chicken? Just goes to show though....never buy a low mileage pickelhauber at a u...
by JohnM
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: !7th Hussars Postcard: Need help with translation
Replies: 18
Views: 5609

!7th Hussars Postcard: Need help with translation

Look's like it's not German...Dutch maybe? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, John http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/johnnym/hussar2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/johnnym/hussar1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/johnnym/hussar4.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...
by JohnM
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bruno rides again
Replies: 14
Views: 5581

HOLY SMOKES!

Now that is hot!!!!!

Great going Bruno!!!!

John
by JohnM
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kinder helmets and uniforms
Replies: 22
Views: 8829

James,

Very niche collection! Those are some fantastic examples and thank you for sharing them!

John
by JohnM
Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Parade Tunic, Hose and repro Busby of a Officer 8th Hussars
Replies: 7
Views: 5188

Mr. Houf, As Mike has already explained the uniform is original. The Pelzmütze I believe to be a reproduction. Here are some sites you may check for reproduction items but I have no further information about them or their merchandise. http://www.joerg-dehn.de/ http://www.kammerbulle.de/eHauptseite.h...
by JohnM
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: pickelhauben from South America
Replies: 8
Views: 2181

"This is Joe again. Maybe John & Peter would let me incorporate their helmets into Franco's article along with his answer??" Joe, by all means please feel free to use my pictures any way you please. I'm glad Franco was able to identify it. I guess it can be considered a semi "Garde du Korp" helmet. ...
by JohnM
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: pickelhauben from South America
Replies: 8
Views: 2181

Wonderful article. Thanks for sharing it with us. Let Senor Franco that he did a great job. I am going to throw in my 2 cents here and show my Chilean Army Officer 2nd Pattern. Perhaps Senor Franco can tell us why they used a Jag zu Pferde type helmet. I am inclined to think they used it for calvary...
by JohnM
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Schützen Summer Part 1. Garde-Schützen-Batl. Grouping
Replies: 8
Views: 3492

Holy Moly Tony!!!! :o

Did you hop into a time machine and go back to the Prussian PX and get fitted out?????

Everything looks brand spanking new. WOW!

Amazing!

John
by JohnM
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: just a double update...
Replies: 14
Views: 5335

Awesome display Max!!!! :D

Really top notch!

Thank you for sharing!

John
by JohnM
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Lieb Kurassier Nr 1 Heavy Metal
Replies: 11
Views: 3939

Full padding! Wow! I have never had any luck on getting the padding. I was never sure if they used the same wappen for the Ringkragen and the cuirass. I was assuming the 4 mounts on a Ringkragen would be a bit of overkill. We can maybe surmise that if we look at the back of over Ringkragen we might ...
by JohnM
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Lieb Kurassier Nr 1 Heavy Metal
Replies: 11
Views: 3939

Bruno,

Some independent confirmation of the fact that the wappen mounting on the Kuirass. Check out the Leib-Kurassier Ringkragen on Weitze's web site. Item # 32266. It has 4 screwposts in the same pattern as mine. I guess the lower screwpost on my wappen was broken off at some point.

John
by JohnM
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Parade Tunic and Pelzmutze for a Officer 7th Husaren Regt
Replies: 6
Views: 3032

Thank you Mike! Thank you Tony! It's all part of my "shock and awe" campaign. I haven't posted in a while and got the itch to take some foto's. I still have lot's more to show but I thought I shouldn't over do it! :lol: In regards to the Pelzmutze it is indeed completely soft with no side reinformen...