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by b.loree
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 9 Helmets
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Dragoner No. 9 Helmets

I am posting here some pictures of 9th Dragoner helmets from the J. Turinetti collection. My thanks to Jim for the pictures of these beautiful examples and to Steve M. for his efforts in getting these posted. https://photos.smugmug.com/Dragoon-Helmets/i-KCrbVfn/0/1f402a9e/L/Compressed%20-%20Fig%205....
by b.loree
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered

I have removed my golf cart post as it was over the top and off topic. I have PM'd Sandy and asked permission to delete his 2 posts.
by b.loree
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Photobucket Images Back!
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Photobucket Images Back!

Unfortunately, I closed out my Pbuket account months ago and thus no pics will be restored which is unfortunate.
by b.loree
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Important news!
Replies: 8
Views: 5349

Re: Important news!

Yes I just need it reported so that I can delete the spam. I believe it is the cyber world we live in.
by b.loree
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tin kit helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: Prussian Tin kit helmet

Classic kit helmets....textbook examples! I bought mine from Randy T years ago in the same condition. Excellent James.
by b.loree
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Wurttemberg OYV or Private purchase helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Wurttemberg OYV or Private purchase helmet

Very nice and in excellent condition James. I had one exactly like it years ago but had to sell it off.
by b.loree
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Trip to Idaho Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Trip to Idaho Cancelled

Yes.......there is friendship and then there is collecting at the SOS. James is not going to be so spry rounding the tables in 2019, so I will have an advantage in treasure hunting! :) . Gus wears cowboy boots so he is not fast. Oh, and yea James, that really sucks.....ah...is that a Crocs cast you ...
by b.loree
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze

One thing we have learned here is that these private purchase items were very expensive for even the average German middle class family to afford. If you were of nobility or upper M/C and had lots of money then you could buy new off the shelf. However, there was also just as today a "used" market ou...
by b.loree
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered

Yes, no such thing as L/M exists anymore, long gone (1924) and replaced by pure realistic, good old fashioned dictatorship. As a Historian, I loved the recent pic of Putin riding bare chested on horseback. Look up a guy called Mussolini, I think he was Italian and you will see him in the same propag...
by b.loree
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 887

Re: Time machine

Excellent helmet as always! So good to have an owner name and history along with it. :thumb up: We have been baking in 30+C temps and high humidity here.
by b.loree
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered

All the Russian Revolution did was replace one corrupt ruling elite with yet another at the cost of millions of Russian and other people’s lives. Unfortunately, the Russian people have never known anything but dictatorship in one form or another.
by b.loree
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: What's the name of the movie? An Officer and a Enlistedman?
Replies: 10
Views: 829

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

Excellent!! I have never seen such a "pair" from the same Regt before in all my collecting years. Fantastic! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: M15 spike top needed
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: M15 spike top needed

Once again this forum proves it's worth! :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Artillery Helmet Cover
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Artillery Helmet Cover

Welcome Frank, great to have you join us. I like your uberzug very much, we have seen one example posted here previously which had an added stitch line (vertical)that made the circumference of the cover smaller so that it would fit a smaller size helmet. The cloth and hooks on your cover look origin...
by b.loree
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German Segeltuchtasche Gummimaske
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: German Segeltuchtasche Gummimaske

Congratulations ......an excellent very rare piece. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Other hobbies
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Other hobbies

I have an orchid collection of over 25 plants and I have played lead guitar in rock bands for 30+ years....still playing in bars to this day!
by b.loree
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome Claus! Greetings from Canada.
by b.loree
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14

I am going to be posting pics in the restoration section shortly of a Prussian M95 dated 1917 with natural undyed liner. Fittings, are all brass but it has one brass grommet and one steel plus a black flat head split prong repair plug next to the brass grommet. A very unusual piece with no regimenta...
by b.loree
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: payday loans in HI online
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: payday loans in HI online

Thanks T....B
by b.loree
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: A Rare Bird, sorry I meant Griffin --- TB14

Excellent tschako , congratulations! That is a sweet piece that any collector would be proud to own.
by b.loree
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian General Officer Pickelhauben- named
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Prussian General Officer Pickelhauben- named

Excellent piece, congratulations. That is a textbook example of the General Officer helmet.
by b.loree
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German M17 gas mask & ersatz plywood canister
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: German M17 gas mask & ersatz plywood canister

Excellent and very rare, congratulations!
by b.loree
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Very odd helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Very odd helmet

A pure fantasy piece.....crap. :thumbsdown:
by b.loree
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Humble M91 Side Post
Replies: 30
Views: 9583

Re: The Humble M91 Side Post

Very interesting, could that have come off a stahlhelme.?
by b.loree
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Selling bunch of my WWI Stalhelms
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Selling bunch of my WWI Stalhelms

Congrats On your sales James....
I will expect my usual 15% commission deposit via PayPal. :thumb up:
by b.loree
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 1567

Re: The Hartmann Collection

One last photo sent to me by Steve, JR117 officer:
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Only the 9th Kompanie wore the white metal crossed axe, pickaxe over anchor on their JR117 wappen.
by b.loree
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 1567

Re: The Hartmann Collection

Obviously, it was a different time back when W. Hartmann got into collecting. It is a well known fact that there were 2 waves of helmets that hit North American shores from Europe. The first was directly from WW1 plus the War Bond helmets. The second, from WW2 vets who had an opportunity to liberate...
by b.loree
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Fus Artillerie regiment nr 9
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: Fus Artillerie regiment nr 9

Excellent condition. I have a Prussian pioneer filz made by the same company with similar paper labels.
by b.loree
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 1567

Re: The Hartmann Collection

Yes.....things were a lot cheaper prior to the 1970's!
by b.loree
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 1567

Re: The Hartmann Collection

Some additional pictures from this fabulous collection: https://photos.smugmug.com/Hartmann-Collection/i-Hd9ZGBQ/0/9144a877/L/W%20H%202-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Hartmann-Collection/i-wPmkRzh/0/a8ea620f/L/W%20H%204-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Hartmann-Collection/i-Z7gnjMm/0/b130a6cd/L/W%...
by b.loree
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Hartmann Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 1567

The Hartmann Collection

We are fortunate to have a post with pictures here of the Walter Hartmann collection. In my first decade of collecting back in the 1980's I began to hear about this fabulous collection which was out in California. I have never seen pictures of helmets from it in all my subsequent years of collecting...
by b.loree
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 1566

Re: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube

Fantastic collection Amy, many thanks for posting these photos. A great suggestion Alan, I need to take some decent pictures of my collection.
by b.loree
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube, just found
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: Pickelhaube, just found

Beautiful helmet, congratulations. I have wanted one of those for years, the wappen alone was up for sale at the last SOS for $800US. A couple of Frenchmen had it on their table. I could not justify the cost. :(
by b.loree
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Horse on eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Horse on eagle

Beautiful helmet Bruno, congrats! I had one of these years ago but unmarked I was told the wappen was a repro and thus passed it on. Now I am not sure that I did the right thing.
by b.loree
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings
Replies: 58
Views: 40321

Re: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings

Ok, with those convex chin scales, we are talking Feld Artillery. However, you state that it has a spike, which is it kugel or spike? 3rB I feel means 3rd Battery. The year 1903 tells us this was a pe war helmet, so I would look at the prewar list of Feld Arty Regts and see which matches the other m...
by b.loree
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 1789

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Right now, I would like a well marked OR’s helmet to Baden JR109 or the Anhalt JR 93 wappen I need to complete my M95 helmet clearly marked to this Regiment.
by b.loree
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

I always thought these corrugated helmets were Portuguese and had no clue they had been issued to and BEF or CEF troops. I also believed that the Brodie was based on a Medieval design. A design worn by archers and foot soldiers.
by b.loree
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen

Very interesting, I have never seen that before. Note.....2 ersatz tin helmets!
by b.loree
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain

Like you I have handled and worked on hundreds of helmets. I have never heard of this or seen an example not even in post war fire helmets. This makes no sense as the rough flesh exterior provides a gripping surface for the shellac when it is sprayed on. I would like to see a picture.
by b.loree
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 1566

Re: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube

You first Amy....never seen your collection. :)
by b.loree
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: More Prussian Standard Bearers
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: More Prussian Standard Bearers

Thanks to all. I am being told that the yellow flag one, is the standard Prussian sleeve patch for Infantry. The other larger red one, according to experts is not true military but probably a 1920's veterans association standard bearer's patch. The embroidery on both of these is of excellent period ...
by b.loree
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Found a Pickelhaube Wappen
Replies: 18
Views: 796

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: 435

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: 1437

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: 546

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: 546

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: 363

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: 536

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: 363

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...