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by Peter_Suciu
Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Meadowlands Militaria Show
Replies: 2
Views: 4170

The July 2006 show is Saturday, July 22. Same place as last time. The previous show in May was a bust but sometimes there is some great stuff. A while back Robert Kondor, a dealer of TR stuff, bought a haube that supposedly belonged to one of the German royals. It escapes me on which one. The helmet...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The Fall of Eagles on DVD (Region 1 finally)
Replies: 14
Views: 7655

REVIEW

While there are no epic battle scenes, or even any sequences with dozens of soldiers, "The Fall of Eagles" remains on the best costume dramas ever produced by the BBC. In many ways this mini-series, which highlights the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the...
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The Fall of Eagles on DVD (Region 1 finally)
Replies: 14
Views: 7655

The Fall of Eagles on DVD (Region 1 finally)

I actually bought a region free DVD player JUST TO BUY THIS DVD. But now it is finally available in North America. "The Fall of Eagles" chronciles the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns. Truly an amazing mini-series. Numerous stars, includi...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The Somme
Replies: 7
Views: 3547

Both shows were very enjoyable BTW (by the way). :D
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The Somme
Replies: 7
Views: 3547

The Somme

Just an FYI. Both The Military Channel and The National Geographic Channel are airing specials on the battle of the Somme this week.

I believe both will be on this weekend!
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Pictures of the Kaiser's Mausoleum
Replies: 13
Views: 8560

Liongules wrote:Due to the way he's turned and the shadows it is kind of hard to see the dog in this photo, but there is a dachshund on the deck right behind the Kaiser! Perhaps it's Senta.
That is a great photo! Willi was an "admiral" in the Russian Navy after all!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Pictures of the Kaiser's Mausoleum
Replies: 13
Views: 8560

I was there with my wife last November. It was cold and snowing so we didn't ventue as close as you. Thank you for posting.
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: some pairs of Uhlans
Replies: 8
Views: 3468

Top shelf... on both shelves! :D

This is why I've been unable to find a nice tschapka!
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian Madness
Replies: 9
Views: 3831

That is quite a flock you have Brian! Very impressive.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Swedish Pickelhaubes
Replies: 6
Views: 3031

Very nice. When did Sweden stop with the pointy stuff?
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: STOLEN ITEMS
Replies: 3
Views: 1847

STOLEN ITEMS

I just wanted to let you there was a robbery of Military Antiques of Sussex, England. :x


This included some very nice rare spikey items:
http://www.militaryantiques.co.uk/showp ... ml?cat=401

If you see any of these items show up online let the good folks at Military Antiques know.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 30, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Italian Adrian Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 7599

A couple of points, first, I was about to call bs on the non magnetic bit, but I thought that I should check first, My Brit and Am helmets have non-magnetic bodies, the only thing that the magnet will attract are the rims and fittings, what kind of steel alloy are these? I thought you had to get to...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 30, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Italian Adrian Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 7599

The Adrain was also used in Peru and Mexico to my knowledge. Hi Gus-- I don't know about the true "Adrian" being used by Peru or Mexico. The Adrian typically refers to the French Model 1915 helmet designed by Major Adrian. The replacement helmet was the Model 1926 (M26). I have both Peruvian and Me...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 30, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Italian Adrian Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 7599

The American WWI helmet Was a copy of the British Brodie helmet, barely distinguishable from each other, in fact, the Americans used some British made helmets, and the Brits used some American made helmets. Gus There are a few tell-tale points between the British and American helmets. But first the...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 30, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube wish list
Replies: 9
Views: 3770

FG42... you have to change your name to Maxim or something WWI then! :D
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 30, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A Chas at Wilmington.
Replies: 14
Views: 6730

Re: OVMS

Lexington? you mean Louisville :lol: D'oh! :eek: And yes, this is by far the best show to hit in North America. Between this and MAX... SOS every time. (Especially since Tom Johnson of the MAX said that "MAX is for high end collectibles and SOS is... well flea market stuff." He means MAX gets Nazi ...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon May 29, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Italian Adrian Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 7599

Re: Italian Adrian Questions

siquisiri wrote:Companeros,
What are the primary characterisitcs when ID'g aWWI Italian Adrian helmet?
The primary characteristic would be that you'd only see the back of it as the soldiers ran away! :lol:

Sorry, just joking!
by Peter_Suciu
Mon May 29, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A Chas at Wilmington.
Replies: 14
Views: 6730

Re: OVMS

zipperheads9 wrote:What is the OMVS ? sorry
OMVS? You mean OVMS! :lol:

OVMS is Ohio Valley Military Society. This is the non-profit group that puts on a number of shows including the annual SOS (Show of Shows) in Lexington, Kentucky every February.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon May 22, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A Chas at Wilmington.
Replies: 14
Views: 6730

Tony, you could also drive down for the MAX! :D
by Peter_Suciu
Mon May 22, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Jolly Good -- My Latest British Helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 26157

I think I may have found the right guys. Can you give me any and all info you have regarding the 1834 Pattern Dragoon helmet." 1st or Kings Dragoon Guards". I have a Trooper/NCO version in my collection and have researched them to Canada in 1837.I have a hard time finding uniform regs for these and...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri May 19, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: The Assassination Bureau
Replies: 0
Views: 1918

The Assassination Bureau

Anyone here remember the late 1960s film The Assassination Bureau. It is sort of a 1900ish James Bond-style story. It stars Oliver Reed and Dana Rigg. Reed is head of an international secret society called the Assassination Bureau Ltd. They assassinate people that they feel deserve it. Anyway, one t...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri May 19, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: US Helmet Eagle
Replies: 22
Views: 10526

joerookery wrote:
Pickelhauben were introduced in Brazil at that time of the War of Paraguay
Otto when was that date?
1864-1870, between Paraguay and the allied countries of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri May 19, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: US Helmet Eagle
Replies: 22
Views: 10526

One more thought, if these American helmets pre-date the Franco-Prussian War, then it adds a bit of mystery. Most references attribute the use of spiked helmets because of the admiration of the Prussians in the Franco-Prussian War. So what the Americans to adopt the spiked helmets earlier? :-? The B...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri May 19, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Unknown Helmet?
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Unknown Helmet?

Any thoughts on this helmet? It belongs to a forum member at the WAF. I suggested he posted it here, and he asked me to do so. I thought maybe Chilean Military Cadet, but Boliva has been suggested. http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j170/peter_suciu/MVC-520F.jpg http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j170...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri May 19, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: US Helmet Eagle
Replies: 22
Views: 10526

Alex has yet to publish thearticle. I will post more when I get info. There was one of these leather helmets at SOS. Last year a Uhlan tsapskaf rom RI sold. I bought my 2 from Randy and theyare wonderful! Those are pretty amazing helmets. That's the great thing about helmets. There is also one more...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 18, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: US Helmet Eagle
Replies: 22
Views: 10526

Here is my summer helmet. I wonder how much of this is "unofficial" use of the spike and plate by the officers and troopers... and how much is Bannerman's doing? This is 4th Artillery. http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j170/peter_suciu/american_pith_big1.jpg And here is my tan M1881 helmet. No eagle...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 18, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Meadowlands Militaria Show
Replies: 2
Views: 4170

Meadowlands Militaria Show

The next Meadowlands Militaria Show in Union, NJ is next Saturday (May 27). I know a few members live within driving distance.

Good show. Last time that cork Prussian helmet, and a tin Uhlan helmet showed up from a collector. I'll bring my cameras in case he has any other goodies! :D
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 18, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: US Helmet Eagle
Replies: 22
Views: 10526

Hey Joe-- Here is the exact location where you helmet was made: http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j170/peter_suciu/map.jpg I'm not sure what is there today. Probably some high-tech company, or expensive lofts. This part of town is just on the edge of SOHO (South of Houston -- pronounced "house-ton" ...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed May 17, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Jolly Good -- My Latest British Helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 26157

thecorkhelmet wrote:Image
What unit is the pith helmet?
by Peter_Suciu
Wed May 17, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Jolly Good -- My Latest British Helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 26157

The 1858 Home Service Helmets I especially like. They are getting more expensive and harder to find. Here are my 3. http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/869258/1148851481956_1878.JPG [/url] First question, what do you mean by 1858 helmet? Shakos and other headgear were in place until 1878, which is ...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed May 17, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Jolly Good -- My Latest British Helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 26157

And this is my British Wolseley Pattern Foreign Service Helmet. This helmet example is from the WWI period, and features the patch of the Lancashire Fusiliers. This unit fought at the infamous Gallipoli campaign in 1915. http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j170/peter_suciu/british_wolseley_big1.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Wed May 17, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Jolly Good -- My Latest British Helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 26157

Jolly Good -- My Latest British Helmets

I have too much competition for the nice German spikey things. Here are a couple of my latest English purchases.

This is a 1878 Pattern Home Service Helmet. This is from the Northamptonshire Regiment.
Image
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 16, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: French Adrian M26 in aluminium
Replies: 2
Views: 2589

Re: French Adrian M26 in aluminium

That is an interesting piece. Probably an officer's helmet.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 16, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2007
Replies: 152
Views: 82249

I'll see you guys there! :D
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 16, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: MAX 2006
Replies: 33
Views: 20244

I'm on the fence. The last MAX I went to was in Pittsburgh in 2003, and the stuff I picked up was from dealers I see at the low NJ show. Tom Wittmann's attitude about Nazi stuff just bugs me. I get the feeling that Tom Johnson also thinks anything without a swastika is "flea market junk." I heard th...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 16, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: US Helmet Eagle
Replies: 22
Views: 10526

Great topic! I agree "US Militia helmets but not sure of all dates. Not all wide wings face left. Joe-- Great stuff. Where were these helmets used? And when did the US stop using the leather variety? I have the white summer version, which only unoffically had the spike and eagle. Weren't the white,...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 16, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Vickers helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 5638

Could someone post photos of this helmet? I'd love to compare it to mine!
by Peter_Suciu
Fri May 05, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bayern Bookends.
Replies: 2
Views: 2069

Fantastic helmets! But what books go between? :D
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fake Adrian M26
Replies: 1
Views: 1916

The brown liner might be pre-war however. If you absolutely needed a liner might be worth it. But otherwise, I agree, the helmets are junk.
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M1915 Baden infantry
Replies: 7
Views: 3418

Great helmet! I wonder what stories it shared with the helmets? :D
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: An officer item (Ee-ew!) for Kaiser's Bunker May 01 Update
Replies: 16
Views: 5899

Very nice shako Tony! Where do you display the cases?
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Battlefield 1918 Computer Game
Replies: 12
Views: 6942

Gustaf wrote:Hey Mark, I am so old and my eye sight is so crappy, I have to go with the 1 to 1 scale figures.
Gus
1 to 1 scale? Even that I'd probably mess up. I'd need bigger!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Battlefield 1918 Computer Game
Replies: 12
Views: 6942

I don't know how you don't go blind painting the figures! I have a few friends that are into miniatures. I've tried painting a bit and my eyes hurt from it!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: WWI tank mask Q
Replies: 3
Views: 2238

Looks good to me, but I'm not close to an expert of such things. Very interesting! :o
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Please, soem advise and info about Stahlhelm.
Replies: 32
Views: 15222

Probably a commercially made post WW1 helmet The markings are usually "DRP ang" which stands for Deutsche Reichs Patent angemeldet (applied for German State patent ) Johan Hmmm? That is very interesting. I guess you and are I on the same page that it could be a commerically made helmet. Who knows w...
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Please, soem advise and info about Stahlhelm.
Replies: 32
Views: 15222

Re: Nice pics and helmets JS very educational

PS I am just jerking your chain, I have no idea as the the value of the Vickers helmets, The ones with the white paint are the most common, but even they are not that common, if they were German they would command a high price, but as yet there is not that much demand for the Irish helmets, but I w...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Please, soem advise and info about Stahlhelm.
Replies: 32
Views: 15222

I have one of those Vickers helmets. A really interesting piece.

The helmet posted above looks a bit odd. Could it be a post-WWI helmet? It doesn't look like an RZM helmet but there were other organizations that used newly produced helmets I believe.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Battlefield 1918 Computer Game
Replies: 12
Views: 6942

Total War would be good. The combintation of strategic turn-based elements with real-time battles was great.

I can recommend Imperial Glory. About 100 years earlier but similar concept.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 2 helmets from Peter Suciu
Replies: 14
Views: 6828

Did anyone ever talk to Gary about these? I hadn't heard from him. That canvas helmet interested me, but I'm starting to dabble in British Victorican Era stuff now.

I just can't concentrate on one thing!
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Gentlemen, I need your help, helmet find.
Replies: 20
Views: 9943

His isn't for sale, but my friend Karl Kithier has a photo of his helmet on his Web site:
http://www.svmilitaria.com/

I'll see if I can get a photo.