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by JohnM
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: FINALLY something to post.
Replies: 18
Views: 2702

Re: FINALLY something to post.

A very nice score Ron! Very happy for you and thanks for sharing it with us!

John
by JohnM
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Pioneer 1st or 3rd Officers helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 2126

Re: Prussian Pioneer 1st or 3rd Officers helmet

James, what an awesome helmet! Way to go on finding it! Thank you for sharing with us!

John
by JohnM
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: What's the name of the movie? An Officer and a Enlistedman?
Replies: 15
Views: 3484

What's the name of the movie? An Officer and a Enlistedman?

Konigs Ulanen Regt (1. Hannoversches) Nr. 13 Officer and EM
by JohnM
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regt. Nr.17 Mannschaften
Replies: 9
Views: 2310

Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regt. Nr.17 Mannschaften

Gentleman,

Here is my new HR17 EM grouping which includes the rather rare correct light blue sash (scharpe) for a Brunswick hussar. Enjoy!

John
by JohnM
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 2958

Re: Chauchat

Very nice Peter! That is an awesome piece of history and a fantastic acquisition! Hope to get one, one day.
John
by JohnM
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Back in Black. Braunschweigisches IR92 Polrock and NCO Schirmmütze
Replies: 15
Views: 2165

Re: Back in Black. Braunschweigisches IR92 Polrock and NCO Schirmmütze

I had the privilege of seeing this polrock in person! Fantastic to see in photos and even more so in person!!! Tony, pardon the pun but this polrock, ROCKS!!!
by JohnM
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My Kurrasier and JzP M15's
Replies: 24
Views: 9031

Re: My Kurrasier and JzP M15's

Gentlemen, If I may opine, what I think we have here is a matter of tastes and a lacking of solid information. I agree with Bruno in that any KR/JzP helmet marked before 1915 and not having painted steel grey fittings or wappen must have large cockades to be authentic. That being said I do not agree...
by JohnM
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Baden Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 5442

Re: Baden Anyone?

Ding Ding Ding! Gentlemen we have a winner! Tony, hands down the best Baden collection on the planet! Okay maybe just need an Officers LGR 109. :)
by JohnM
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: The lion in my den
Replies: 10
Views: 2567

Re: The lion in my den

Very NICE!!!!! That Lion is minty mint! Congratulations on your new acquisition!
by JohnM
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Ulanen Regt. Nr.15 set so frosty it will hurt your eyes.
Replies: 15
Views: 2333

Re: Ulanen Regt. Nr.15 set so frosty it will hurt your eyes.

Get the Front Door Tony!!!!

Absolutely stunning! Looks like you just raided the depot and got a brand new uniform and Tschapka!

Talk about Mint Condition!

One amazing grouping! :-"

John
by JohnM
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 19190

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I found this at the Military Museum in Vienna, Austria. The helmets of Garde du Korps of Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico.

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John
by JohnM
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Tschapka anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 3802

Re: Tschapka anyone?

Thank you for the kind words gentlemen! Geo, at the moment, the only Bavarian I have is the donut kind. I have to eventually get a nice Bavarian one. Picklehauben, the top is made of metal and very well machined. It has a bayonet lug which matches up with this top. I, also, have never seen anything ...
by JohnM
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Tschapka anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 3802

Tschapka anyone?

My Tschapkas.

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by JohnM
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: And behold, a star rose in the East
Replies: 19
Views: 2815

Re: And behold, a star rose in the East

Shut the front door!!!!!!!!! =D>

That is a knockout example Tony!!! Absolutely perfect and pristine example.

Way to start off the New Year!!!

Me wants!

John
by JohnM
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Current Price - MG08/15
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: Current Price - MG08/15

I agree with the 7-12k estimate.

That being said if your friend wants a quick sale he would probably have to go lower than 7k.

John
by JohnM
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Colonel Hogan's Right! A Preußen Kürassier Officer
Replies: 33
Views: 7522

Re: Colonel Hogan's Right! A Preußen Kürassier Officer

Tony!!! An absolutely stellar example!!!!!

Way to score!!!!

John
by JohnM
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Grandfather of Dragoner: M1856 in Neusilber
Replies: 24
Views: 6920

Re: The Grandfather of Dragoner: M1856 in Neusilber

Come on Tony!!! You are killing me!!! Pardon the movie pun but that is one Bad-ass Grandpa!!!

John
by JohnM
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Back from the Dead: Preußen Neusilber Tschako
Replies: 24
Views: 6399

Re: Back from the Dead: Preußen Neusilber Tschako

Wow Tony!!!! Absolutely fantastic, mint condition! It looks like it was just issued yesterday.

What a way to make a spectacular return!

John
by JohnM
Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Braunschweigishes Husaren Nr. 17 Interims-Attila +Schirmmütz
Replies: 10
Views: 6370

Braunschweigishes Husaren Nr. 17 Interims-Attila +Schirmmütz

My new addition!

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by JohnM
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Old timer
Replies: 22
Views: 4588

Re: Old timer

That's one beautiful helmet Bruno!!! Just fantastic!!!

John
by JohnM
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German M17 gas mask & ersatz plywood canister
Replies: 19
Views: 4615

Re: German M17 gas mask & ersatz plywood canister

Wow!!! Really wonderful find! Thank you for sharing!
by JohnM
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Proffesional views on this
Replies: 10
Views: 7669

Re: Proffesional views on this

In my opinion, this hel!met is a reproduction.

Please compare the lion to the lion I posted on my helmet.
by JohnM
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: UR13
Replies: 11
Views: 6735

Re: UR13

That is smoking hot Bruno!!! I love it and and so jealous it is all tricked out!!!!

John
by JohnM
Mon May 18, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Württembergers
Replies: 11
Views: 6071

Re: Württembergers

Awesome!!!!!!
by JohnM
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A Bavarian M1896 Stahlblechhelme
Replies: 12
Views: 2965

Re: A Bavarian M1896 Stahlblechhelme

Fantastic piece Karel!

Superb!

John
by JohnM
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First DR26 officer killed in WW1
Replies: 13
Views: 4024

Re: First DR26 officer killed in WW1

Bruno,

An amazing piece of history! I am glad you are the keeper of such an important and absolutely awesome artifact!

As always, thank you for sharing it with us!

John
by JohnM
Thu May 29, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard
Replies: 12
Views: 7383

Re: Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard

My eternal gratitude to you Chris, for your help and your fantastic knowledge of Ottoman/ Turkish militaria! I was absolutely lost without your guidance!

I am very grateful and proud to put back together a piece of history.

John
by JohnM
Wed May 28, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard
Replies: 12
Views: 7383

Re: Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard

Thank you for the kind words Peter!

Ah, Cairo, on my list of places to see one day.

If you are still in the City we have to get together for coffee!

If your friend needs my helmet to model something off of I would be happy to let you borrow it.

I may need him to craft me a cheekpiece!

John
by JohnM
Wed May 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard
Replies: 12
Views: 7383

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: 21186

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: 2955

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: 4239

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: 4239

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: 2994

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: 2197

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: 8138

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: 10772

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: 4815

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: 2606

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: 1773

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: 2381

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: 2381

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: 10441

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: 9582

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: 4062

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: 4094

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!