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by b.loree
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: National Guard State of New York Private Purchase Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: National Guard State of New York Private Purchase Helmet

Very cool helmet. Congratulations!
by b.loree
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Dutch M1886 Colonial Army helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Dutch M1886 Colonial Army helmet

New to me as well but you can never know everything in this hobby. Thanks for posting. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list

The chin scales did come in different sizes in my experience. In rebuilding them I use the "number of scales" as my means of measurement. So for example...a "15 scale + end fitting" is a common size. The longest scales I have encountered, were 17 scale plus fitting. Now, if you had a helmet missing ...
by b.loree
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 101st Saxon Grenadier with a long service history
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: 101st Saxon Grenadier with a long service history

Excellent helmet John congratulations!
by b.loree
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2108

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

Simply, the best show I know of in North America. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Issue Stamp, Kürassier Regt 1, Pre-1902, for the list

Thank you John hopefully Joe will grab this and put it on our list. There are so many variations in markings so we need as many as we can get.
by b.loree
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My First One?
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: My First One?

Sorry I am coming in on this late. A helmet with the leather in such bad shape and even missing parts of the shell only has value in its metal fittings and whoever bought it did so for those. There was no way for this helmet to be restored as is unfortunately. The Prussian Guard eagle helmets shown ...
by b.loree
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: EM Bavarian M95.
Replies: 16
Views: 863

Re: EM Bavarian M95.

Excellent addition to your collection, very nice condition!
by b.loree
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Belgian WWI hat
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Belgian WWI hat

Never knew Belgians wore this style of cap. It reminds me of the British and Canadian ones. Congratulations!
by b.loree
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Posted without comment....
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Posted without comment....

Flat infantry scales, infantry wappen.
by b.loree
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1178

Re: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

Yes Jonas, not as challenging as the last Dragoner! I am really looking forward to some information on Johan Weber. :)
by b.loree
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber
Replies: 31
Views: 1178

Garde Dragoner: Johan Weber

This helmet belongs to James and was purchased at the SOS 2018. The helmet belonged to Johan Weber as it has his name tag in it size is 57cm. As usual, any information that can be provided on this individual would be most welcome. Problems: Both visors need restitching, helmet and fittings are very ...
by b.loree
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Paper Makers Labels
Replies: 27
Views: 9894

Re: Paper Makers Labels

Ok here is one from the Von Plessen General's helmet that I worked on:

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Ed Schultze, sounds like a used car dealer from Detroit :D
by b.loree
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Color of Officers Silk Liner
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Color of Officers Silk Liner

My pictures were lost on my original post, I will track them down and repost. The most surprising colour that I had never seen was black, which again it was from one of Randy's helmets.
by b.loree
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Color of Officers Silk Liner
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Color of Officers Silk Liner

Funny, in my experience the beige has been the most common. I did do a post on this topic with the help of Randy Trawnik from Age of Kings. I suppose the photos were lost, I will check.
by b.loree
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Study of the screws and nuts of the Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 10466

Re: Study of the screws and nuts of the Pickelhaube

Yes, a very detailed and excellent post, it is great to see it being revisited. I am very glad the pictures were immune from Photobkt.
by b.loree
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube for Obersten in Generalstellung
Replies: 35
Views: 5257

Re: Pickelhaube for Obersten in Generalstellung

Thanks Karel for taking the time to repost, that is a truly unique and spectacular helmet!
by b.loree
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Dragoner Regt 16 Restoration
Replies: 54
Views: 2698

Re: Dragoner Regt 16 Restoration

The spike top came from a dealer in Germany but I know nothing beyond that.
by b.loree
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Dragoner Regt 16 Restoration
Replies: 54
Views: 2698

Re: Dragoner Regt 16 Restoration

The helmet as it is today completed with a new original neusilber officer spike. Scout 17 tells me the new spike screwed on perfectly. It is always a gamble when replacement original spikes are purchased, there is no guarantee they will fit. https://photos.smugmug.com/Completed-Restorations/i-7t7tpZ...
by b.loree
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: SOS 2019

On another note....my forum "Public Relations Team" sadly let me down at the Show as our Banner was "accidently" left behind somehow in Minnesota. :( This led to my most embarrassing moment of the Show when a member from Norway had to have me paged over the Show's PA so that he could find us. As usu...
by b.loree
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: SOS 2019

Small man wearing cowboy boots and a large cowboy hat, whiskered face and glasses! :) All kidding aside, the tables are numbered, the Show booklet has a map showing table locations. In addition and more importantly, the Pickelhaubes.com Banner will be displayed above the tables.......Right James? :t...
by b.loree
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Pickelhaube Exterior Finish
Replies: 5
Views: 3514

Re: The Pickelhaube Exterior Finish

I will try and fix this guys, the problem is tracking down the original photos from the thousands I have on my computer. I found the first 2 and will continue the search.
by b.loree
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Communications/Telegraph Troops
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Communications/Telegraph Troops

Thanks John, that makes more sense.
by b.loree
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Communications/Telegraph Troops
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Communications/Telegraph Troops

Thanks Joe for that information, another anachronism is these troops being issued with swords. One last thing.......take a look at the soldier on the left side of the tallest individual in the centre of the picture, his chin strap is up underneath his wappen. Very unusual.
by b.loree
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Wappen SOS 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Wappen SOS 2018

A recent purchase from Age of Kings. It goes nicely with my M15.
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Screw post fasteners would indicate an older wappen.
by b.loree
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: First Donation 2018

Jonas de P. Thank you for generous recent donation. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: SOS 2019

According to my wife who does all of our bookings, this is common. Many hotels do not book this far ahead and if they do, the price is outrageous!
by b.loree
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Donate to the Forum Server Fees
Topic: First Donation 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: First Donation 2018

My thanks to Warren P for his recent donation to the forum operating fees. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Haube World in 1978
Replies: 17
Views: 5433

Re: The Haube World in 1978

House, wife, children......All Very Expensive Commodities!!
by b.loree
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: EM Saxon M95.
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: EM Saxon M95.

Very nice congratulations. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Baltimore Antique Arms Show

Welcome, thank you for posting these pictures and providing information on the Show. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Haube World in 1978
Replies: 17
Views: 5433

Re: The Haube World in 1978

Well Kris...I had no collection in 1978...no Polaroid to show. I hope you still have most of the helmets in your picture! :)
by b.loree
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: OR's Kokarden
Replies: 44
Views: 17846

Re: OR's Kokarden

Baden kokarden:
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The top pair are from a Dragoner helmet and are the large 53mm size.
by b.loree
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lexol Help with dried out leather liners / chinstraps
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Lexol Help with dried out leather liners / chinstraps

There is an excellent article on The Kaiser’s Bunker about care and preservation written by our member Tony Schnurr. His site is also the best on line Haube reference in English that I know of.
by b.loree
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Officer Kokarden 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Officer Kokarden 2018

I am going to fix this post.
by b.loree
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts

I totally agree Jonas.....PhotoBucket did the forum a tremendous amount of damage simply because, I and other members refused to be forced to pay their new fees. There has never been a site like this in Imperial collector History at least in North America, and much of it is gone I am also not please...
by b.loree
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Rebuilding Older Picture Posts
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Rebuilding Older Picture Posts

I would like to encourage members when they have the time to go back into old threads and repost their pictures. I am in the process of doing so with "Kokarden" and I have started a new thread on Officer Kokarden. Obviously, we can't repost them all but the major ones which have been permanently lis...
by b.loree
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Officer Kokarden 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Officer Kokarden 2018

I am trying to repost pictures which were destroyed by PhotoBucket. We did not have a thread specific to Officer kokarden so here goes: https://photos.smugmug.com/Kokarden/i-bJGHpJD/0/8dc38739/M/IMG_1239-M.jpg Prussian style Reichs Kokarde introduced in 1897. Three piece construction. https://photos...
by b.loree
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Haube World in 1978
Replies: 17
Views: 5433

Re: The Haube World in 1978

I was in the second year of my 37.5 years of teaching High School History! :)
by b.loree
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Another JzP Metalhelm Comparison
Replies: 10
Views: 2322

Re: Another JzP Metalhelm Comparison

Great to have those pictures back, thank you John.
by b.loree
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Posting Pics in New Forum 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Posting Pics in New Forum 2018

Very good Peter, I think we just have to learn some of the "quirks" of this new forum system. This is my hope anyway.
by b.loree
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M95 Filz Helm
Replies: 17
Views: 632

Re: M95 Filz Helm

Thanks Karel, I will check.
by b.loree
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Rare books about spiked helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Rare books about spiked helmet

Larcade produced 2 volumes, one on the Imperial Infantry Regiments and the other Cavalry . I bought mine in the 1980’s straight from a Parisian book store. I got the chairman of my school’s French Department to make the call and arrange the purchase. Larcade’s books were the most definitive pickelha...
by b.loree
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Dragoner Regt 16 Restoration
Replies: 54
Views: 2698

Re: Dragoner Regt 16 Restoration

Same here Dennis, that’s one of the other fun parts of the Show, meeting members for the first time. I left the holes as they were hidden by the wappen.
by b.loree
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: How to display
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: How to display

I use the Schnurr method....spray painted coffee cans with the plastic lids on both ends of the can. This gives good support and is a very cheap solution. You do have to drink the coffee however. :)
by b.loree
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M95 Filz Helm
Replies: 17
Views: 632

Re: M95 Filz Helm

Excellent example in great condition! Congrats Karel. Do we have that maker in our label archive?
by b.loree
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Tunics and Cloth Headgear for Sale
Topic: Early Prussian General's Parade Tunic
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Early Prussian General's Parade Tunic

Well...that was quick, I guess it pays to advertise on our site and quality sells easily. Congratulations Arran!
by b.loree
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Slow load
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Slow load

Thank you Joel, very nice to have quick tech support when problems arise.
by b.loree
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Slow load
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Slow load

Yes, me too. Have contacted tech support. Supposedly fixed. B