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by b.loree
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen

This Prussian wappen looks to be original in my opinion. The fact that there is no solder or loops on the back is very unusual. The hole in the chest could be for a reservist cross.
by b.loree
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: More Prussian Standard Bearers
Replies: 5
Views: 358

More Prussian Standard Bearers

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I went to a Show today and picked these up. I understand the smaller of the 2 is the typical Infantry Flag Bearer's sleeve patch. The other larger piece with red flags is a bit of a mystery and I would really appreciate some information on it. The pictures
by b.loree
Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

Re: Hessian glory

I see 4 pictures of ladies mit hauben.
by b.loree
Wed May 30, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

The diary entry for this information was made on Monday Dec 20, 1915. You know much more about these helmets than I do Peter, does this indicate an issuing of the Mk1?
by b.loree
Sun May 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

There has been a fair bit of discussion as to how the German stahlhelme was introduced into the trenches early on. Here is a brief account of how it was done in the CEF. This excerpt is from one of the best original survivor memoirs ever written by a member of the CEF. "The Journal of Private Fraser...
by b.loree
Sun May 27, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Strange things
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Strange things

Talked to Logan who talked to Joel our tech support. Problem has been solved.
by b.loree
Wed May 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Information on schuppenkette wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Information on schuppenkette wanted

Using Laine's book, I can confirm that John is correct.....Grenadier-Regt. zu Pferde Freiherr von Derfflinger (Neumarkisches) Nr 3. This is a very odd title for a Dragoner Regt but obviously, has a Historical explanation . Laine shows Neusilber fittings and Grenadier Wappen with contrasting brass sc...
by b.loree
Tue May 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Strange things
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Strange things

I share the number 2 experience. I tried to upload pics recently, using the forum but got a yellow triangle symbol and no button to click on in order to get them into my post. I will contact tech support. "Work"....?? I vaguely remember such a word but after 4 years of glorious retirement it seems t...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Parade Trichter
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: The Parade Trichter

My apologies John, my "3 parts" was relegated to a description of the column and top disc only. As you describe, there are other leather disc parts associated with the actual harrbusch construction. As I stated, I was rushed today in taking pictures due to rain but I will post a top shot with the sc...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Wurties and their stamps
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Wurties and their stamps

Excellent helmets!! Remember Col. Joe is the keeper of our list of Regimental markings. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Field Gray Painted Brass
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Field Gray Painted Brass

I have a neusilber Gardist helme in my collection which shows the remains of grey paint between the rays of the Garde star. Everything else has been returned to the original silver.
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessen pickelhaube fake or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 2285

Re: Hessen pickelhaube fake or not?

Geoff....as has been said, made in India and up for auction all over Ebay as we speak. They have scuffed and dirtied this one up in order to make it look old and original. Please make a post here on the forum with pictures or a link to any helmet you are thinking of buying and we will gladly help yo...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way
Replies: 24
Views: 697

Re: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way

Thomas, this is one of the easier haube lessons then, good to hear you did not lose money. There are some good parts on this helmet. One of our main purposes here is to provide new collectors with information before they "Buy". There are many fakes out there and we do not want members to get burned.
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets

Congrats Pete! Thanks for the History lesson, I had never heard of this Regt.
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Parade Trichter
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: The Parade Trichter

Some pictures of my JR119 private purchase helmet, from the 1880's that was purchased off Ebay years ago. The Regt has silver buttons on their tunics and silver helmet fittings with contrasting brass chin scales. Consequently, the trichter is neusilber. https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Pickelhaube-Coll...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Parade Trichter
Replies: 8
Views: 299

The Parade Trichter

Certain Regiments in the Imperial Army, were given the right to wear horse hair parade plumes. Recently I had to do some solder repairs to the OR's parade trichter which came with James' Garde Dragoner SOS helmet. Before sending it back after restoration, I took some pictures as I don't believe we h...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way
Replies: 24
Views: 697

Re: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way

An example of the fireman's "comb" that was put on this helmet after the war: https://photos.smugmug.com/Kokarden/i-Rxq888H/0/4980ff58/L/IMG_6212-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Kokarden/i-s7FSbVM/0/a47f4928/L/IMG_6211-L.jpg You will note that the depression seen in the top of the shell, matches th...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way
Replies: 24
Views: 697

Re: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way

The large cross on the wappen indicates Prussian Landwehr not reservist. The spike base brads are repros because the prongs are too long and shiny. The front visor trim does look to be M15 steel. The liner is also a model 1915 style as it is undyed , a natural leather colour. The older style of chin...
by b.loree
Sat May 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 27
Views: 651

Re: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube

A great start to your pickelhaube collection Thomas, congratulations. Watch out...one haube usually leads to more! Regarding this Bavarian it is a mid to late war helmet due to the combination of zinc and brass fittings. Looking at the rear spine I would guess that it is zinc too (colour) but the go...
by b.loree
Thu May 17, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 588

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome Thomas, it is great to have you with us!
by b.loree
Wed May 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1623

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

The Ebay picture does show an Austrian. The scalloped front pockets and cap are Austrian in design. Dennis, I use Hagerty Silver Foam, a soft toothbrush and water.
by b.loree
Wed May 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Waterloo helmet with cover
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: Waterloo helmet with cover

Congrats Amy that is an awesome set with fantastic markings. Col. Joe we need to get these into our list of Regt Markings. I would say that your uberzug and helmet are far more rare than any AK helmet but just my opinion.
by b.loree
Mon May 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: We have been Spammed

Ok, obviously we have been spammed yet again, by some person out there whose pathetic reason for breathing oxygen is to cause problems for other humans on this planet. In saying that, I am sure that they have read this before. Consequently, we must rely upon our tech service to solve the problem. It...
by b.loree
Fri May 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1623

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

Thanks to all for their kind comments. I wondered about the visor shown in the photo as well, nice to have other members confirm that this is not a Dragoner. I still wish that we could come up with some information on Johan Weber.
by b.loree
Fri May 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts

Congratulations Ron, now you get to choose exactly what you want to do! No more regimen, no more bells controlling your life. Retirement is great 👍
by b.loree
Thu May 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: DRP?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: DRP?

I agree with Bruno.....that is the meaning which I have used for 30 years. The officer/private purchase uberzug marked DRP is the most common helmet cover found in this hobby.
by b.loree
Wed May 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Lost the leader of the pack....
Replies: 15
Views: 2185

Re: Lost the leader of the pack....

Condolences from the Great White North.
by b.loree
Wed May 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hessian glory
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

Re: Hessian glory

Beautiful helmets and nothing better than a pretty woman wearing a Pickelhaube! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Mon May 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Unique rosettes and inner reinforced plate
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Unique rosettes and inner reinforced plate

Excellent helmets Amy congrats! Ron, I have worked on an officer helmet that had an aluminum version of those extended arms which do reach down to the rim of the shell. The arms are on all 4 sides of the helmet.
by b.loree
Mon May 07, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: We have been Spammed

Thanks T, been busy here and was not aware that the idiot was back.
by b.loree
Fri May 04, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1623

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

It does look huge, you are right Mat but the size marking is 57 cm. If it was a "58" I could wear it :) . I think that the "hugeness" comes from the Dragoner design with that cruciform spike base which requires a large flat crown on the helmet shell. Thanks to all for their kind comments!
by b.loree
Thu May 03, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1623

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

Yes there is a small patch of missing shellac on the shell, I debated whether to ask James if he wanted it filled and decided to leave it and not get into it. If you filled in this area, you would have to lightly sand the whole shell with 000 steel wool and then polish the shell with several coats o...
by b.loree
Thu May 03, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1623

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

I put Humpty Dumpty back together again today, so here are photos of the helmet as it is now: https://photos.smugmug.com/Completed-Restorations/i-qKpPXQf/0/d741f46a/L/IMG_6197-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Completed-Restorations/i-s8SR5n9/0/57a4e174/L/IMG_6198-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Com...
by b.loree
Wed May 02, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1623

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

I just can't seem to master this on site posting of pictures, it is still a pain in the ass, so back to SmugMug where there is absolutely no trouble. https://photos.smugmug.com/Completed-Restorations/i-grXWSBm/0/22c1bd3a/L/IMG_6182-L.jpg A close up during the first pass, you can see that every other...
by b.loree
Wed May 02, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1623

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

A series of photos updating this post showing work which has been done. A good shot of how the visor is pinned into place, all stitch holes both in visor and shell have been cleaned out. You can see how the lines made by the rear spine line up correctly. The original stiching of this helmet also hel...
by b.loree
Tue May 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako

Very nice and in exceptional beautiful condition. Never been worn, no signs of skin oil on the liner, right off the shelf!! Fantastic!
by b.loree
Tue May 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1623

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

Any information on Johan Weber would be much appreciated.
by b.loree
Tue May 01, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: We have been Spammed

All of these came from one email source which has now been banned from the site. It boggles the mind why anyone would bother to do this. Obviously, the spam is going to be removed.
by b.loree
Tue May 01, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Ciney find
Replies: 25
Views: 1130

Re: Ciney find

Very,very nice addition to your collection. Congratulations! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Tue May 01, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: We have been Spammed
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: We have been Spammed

I just became aware of this and will get it dealt with.
by b.loree
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kokarden boxes and envelopes
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Kokarden boxes and envelopes

Very interesting James....amazing that those boxes and envelopes have lasted this long. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: J. Bambus - Fittings Question
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: J. Bambus - Fittings Question

My Bambus filz helme has all brass fittings including a Baden wappen. I have a Hessen M15 with all grey fittings but brass M91 posts. I think that if we have examples from other companies with a mixture of parts then finding a Bambus with the same characteristic should not be surprising. So in answe...
by b.loree
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My collection
Replies: 26
Views: 1177

Re: My collection

That is quite a collection, congratulations! Thanks for posting.
by b.loree
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Mützenkokarde
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Mützenkokarde

Yes, Hessen. Welcome to the forum.
by b.loree
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decorated with the bust of the Tsar but what might it be?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Decorated with the bust of the Tsar but what might it be?

My guess as has already been mentioned, a device for holding sheets of note paper, a desk top piece. Remember, Post it Notes have not been invented yet. :)
by b.loree
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Minneapolis Show
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Minneapolis Show

Ontario has had a brutal non spring as well, 4 days of freezing rain, sleet and snow. The melt has started finally today.
by b.loree
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: those magnificent men in there flying machines
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: those magnificent men in there flying machines

Hmmm ..you are dating yourself with this post sir :) ! The young ones here will not have heard of or seen this film.
by b.loree
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment

I do not believe that any sort of trichter and parade plume were worn 1842- 1857. If you look at the M42 the helmet it is very tall and egg shaped. It looks like an egg cut in half with big visors stitched on. I think that if you take this into account plus the height of the helmet any sort of parad...
by b.loree
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Ancestor's Pickelhaube
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Ancestor's Pickelhaube

A last couple of points...the red and green linings on the inside of the helmet visors are also officer private purchase characteristics. Second, in the picture he is wearing a cloth cover on his helmet called an “uberzug”. This cover was worn to cover up the shiny brass helmet fittings. Last, he is...
by b.loree
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Ancestor's Pickelhaube
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Ancestor's Pickelhaube

A bit of information on the helmet itself: It is a private purchase Prussian infantry officer style helmet. Your ancestor bought this helmet himself, it was not issued to him by the government. It is infantry due to the flat chin scales, mounted troops have curved scales. It has the officer silk and...