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by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 6860

Re: SOS 2019

We're already booked at the Super 8. Not a great hotel, but the price is right. I'd suggest booking early as there is the Gun Show and other events again the same weekend. The prices are likely to go really high again.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 6883

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

A Hawaiian Pickelhaube! I don't know if you are serious or not, but the Hawaiian militia did wear a sun helmet with a spike! I've been trying to obtain one for years! There is also the discussion of rarest vs. what one wants. I still want a USMC dress spike helmet and I'm kicking myself for not jum...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914
Replies: 16
Views: 4658

Re: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914

WOW! I didn't realize that was your co-author. I guess he picks up the tab the next time you go to dinner!
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914
Replies: 16
Views: 4658

Re: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914

Joe, one point I've longed wondered is what would have had happened had the Germans invaded sooner than August? Much has been made that the British government may not have agreed to go to war had Germany not invaded Belgium. If France had instead the British may have remained neutral - they wouldn't...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: 1916 Square Dip
Replies: 7
Views: 2529

Re: 1916 Square Dip

Maybe more than one photo would have helped too. I would add that the simple point that you asked for value may also be why you didn't get a response. Many members on this forum have spent years researching, studying and trying to learn about these objects. These members have a passion not only abou...
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

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. These were designed by the British - but were generally rejected in fa...
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

Re: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

If it was that early I would say it was the corrugated helmets. I don't know if these were actually "miner's" helmets however. From what I have read these were made in Birmingham as private purchase helmets at first, but then issued for field tests. It sounds like the firm that made miner'...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 29, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

Re: Canadians Are Issued Their Brodies

Was he issued a Brodie or a MkI? Private Fraser would have had no way of knowing!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat May 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

Re: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets

Now at first glance the helmet plates - notably the one on the left - could almost pass for Victorian Queen's Crown other ranks helmet plates. However, there was no Royal Gibraltar Regiment and the unit actually only dates back to 1958! These helmets were produced more recently for ceremonial duties...
by Peter_Suciu
Sat May 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

Re: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets

The helmet plate to both:
by Peter_Suciu
Sat May 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

Re: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets

Here is the second one.
by Peter_Suciu
Sat May 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets

I recently picked up a pair of Foreign Service Helmets to the Royal Gibraltar Regiment. Here is the first one.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Russian Wheeled Sokolov mount
Replies: 0
Views: 1759

Russian Wheeled Sokolov mount

In case anyone is looking for a project or happens to have a Soviet Maxim and doesn't have the wheeled Sokolov mount I have an extra for sale. Shipping will probably be an issue but we can always send it ground in the USA. It has the piano shaped tool box. I'm looking to get $300, which is about $19...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Indo-Chinese Salacco
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

Re: French Indo-Chinese Salacco

The interior. There is a stamp that says "1903," which I believe could be a date.
Salacco2.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Indo-Chinese Salacco
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

French Indo-Chinese Salacco

This is the classic “salacco” of the Tirailleurs Indochinois – it features the French Marine Infantry anchor on the front. It was known locally as the “nón lá” or leaf hat. This pattern helmet/hat was used by the Tirailleurs Indochinois (Lính tập), which included several regiments of local ethnic In...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 03, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Berndorfer Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 2671

Re: Berndorfer Opinions

The price was almost too good to be true, but then again treasures do slip through. I've seen stuff for sell for insanely high prices on eBay and others are practically given away. I know I found one of my favorite sun helmets on eBay and bought it for a few hundred dollars when it could have cost a...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Barnfind

Spiker wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 3:01 am
:D Yeah , every collectors dream , is to walk in to an abandoned barn and strike gold !
I'm happy enough to walk into SOS or another big show and find treasure. In America abandoned barns and houses just have old moldy junk! :o
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Anyone going to Ciney?
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

Re: Anyone going to Ciney?

Thank you Kris. These hats aren't common but not exactly rare either. There are a few around. If you find one let me know please.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Anyone going to Ciney?
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

Anyone going to Ciney?

One show I'd love to do is Ciney, but so far it hasn't been in the cards. Driving 16 hours each way to Tulsa or flying to the West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show is as much of a trip as I've made. In the past I've seen that an item I've been seeking for years has known to show up. So, if...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 3399

Re: Chauchat

ottodog8 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:51 am
Very nice piece, I’m envious. Do you plan to shoot it?
I don't have any immediate plans to shoot it. I honestly don't know the last time it was properly cleaned and I haven't really had the time to undertake breaking it down to give it a good cleaning.
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bread Bag - What Country
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Re: Bread Bag - What Country

Stamps
DBB4.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bread Bag - What Country
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Bread Bag - What Country

Is this Dutch, Belgian or Danish or from somewhere else. It has a 1912 date stamp.
DBB1.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 3399

Re: Chauchat

The receiver and open magazine.
Chauchat5.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 3399

Re: Chauchat

The selector switch was revolutionary 100 years ago!
Chauchat4.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 3399

Re: Chauchat

This example was produced by Sidarme during World War I.
Chauchat3.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 3399

Chauchat

It took 272 days to do the transfer but just before SOS I picked up my live Chauchat! This is my first functional machine gun.
Chauchat2.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Fez and Colonial Headgear
Replies: 50
Views: 28716

Re: Fez and Colonial Headgear

Good stuff Kris.

Did you see the movie prop Force Publique helmet I bought. Not the real deal but probably as close as I'll get for now!
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Re: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era

The clay isn't on real thick. Enough to give the felt body some support. The helmet is large however. And you can see it resembles the French and British cavalry helmets of the era. This is still based on the Greeco-Roman designs. I think this would have been the shape of British sun helmets had Pri...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Re: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era

Thanks Tony! I had to sell my American WWI experimental helmet collection to fund this. I know the helmet isn't exactly pretty, but no one said the Holy Grail would like pretty!
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Re: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era

As the helmet might have looked worn by a British officer.
William Stephen Raikes Hodson, founder of Hodson’s Horse, wearing a crested Ellwood’s helmet c1850s
William-Stephen-Raikes-Hods.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Re: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era

You can see the helmet to the left is the more classic "Zulu War Era" style helmet. Its shape is based on theAlbert Pattern cavalry helmets. Had Prince Albert not designed that helmet it is likely the Roman style airtubehelmets would have been adopted by the British Army.
Airtube2P.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era

Here is truly the "holy grail" of items for my collection. This is one of three known examples of the Ellwood and Sons "Airtube" or "Air Chamber" helmets. These were used by British officers of the HonourableEast India Company prior to and during the Indian Mutiny. The ...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Force Publique Sun Helmet
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

Re: Force Publique Sun Helmet

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Scene from the movie
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by Peter_Suciu
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Force Publique Sun Helmet
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

Force Publique Sun Helmet

Well, I wish this were a "real" Force Publique helmet from the Belgium Congo. This is actually a movie prop from the recent Legend of Tarzan Movie. I probably paid too much but it looks fairly decent in person.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: New House for James?
Replies: 1
Views: 1495

New House for James?

Did James see that he could move into an Urban Castle in Minneapolis?
http://www.wtsp.com/article/news/in-the ... -533863905
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: National Guard State of New York Private Purchase Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 3046

Re: National Guard State of New York Private Purchase Helmet

aicusv wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Nice piece. Good white ones are getting harder to find.
Maybe because I buy them all!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 9229

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

b.loree wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:52 pm
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Gus, James, Eric and Paul at our tables.
Has Paul cut his hair since leaving the Army?
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project for Gus
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

Project for Gus

I'm already trying to talk my wife into letting me take on a project like this. I have friends lined up to help:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... e-replica/

Who wouldn't want a full sized replica tank?
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Belgian WWI hat
Replies: 10
Views: 1935

Re: Belgian WWI hat

Very nice example. Rare doesn't begin to describe it!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: American Experimental Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: American Experimental Collection

Cold sold! Thank you.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: American Experimental Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: American Experimental Collection

Well, I did have a QUICK change of heart. I have broken up this group. The Model 2 is still available. It was one of the first experimental helmets developed by the Americans. Price is $1400 - PM for photos. I also have the AN-PRC Radio Helmet and the Cold War Tanker Test Helmet. The rest have alrea...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 6860

Re: SOS 2019

I HOPE the dates don't move as we booked already. I'm pretty sure these dates are pretty much locked in stone, but I have enough other things to worry about.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: American Experimental Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

American Experimental Collection

I am looking to fund a major purchase for a very rare helmet and have decided that it would be necessary to sell my American experimental helmet collection. These include: Model 2 Model 5 Model 8 Liberty Bell AN-PRC Radio Helmet X-53 w/o liner LINCLOE Titanium Helmet Cold War tanker test helmet My M...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Baltimore Antique Arms Show

I had a great Baltimore Antique Arms Show this year. I spent almost as much as I did three weeks earlier at SOS... Hello, my name is Peter and I have a problem... Seriously, good stuff this year. I missed out on a USMC dress helmet (should have jumped sooner), but I found two American sun helmets, a...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 6860

Re: SOS 2019

We need to get started planning for the next show, I think James has already sent in his table papers, I have changed the oil on the pick up and drained the holding tank on the camper, I am ready. Already looking forward to it. I already paid for next year's show. But first there is the Baltimore A...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Tintype soldier photo
Replies: 14
Views: 2844

Re: Tintype soldier photo

I've seen the Illinois helmet plates and I don't think they used the Army style eagle plate.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why "Spiked" Helmets?
Replies: 18
Views: 5149

Re: Why "Spiked" Helmets?

Military fashion has usually followed the pattern of the "Top Dog" of the time. The during later half of the 19th century Prussia was the Military top dog. Is that true that Prussia was "top dog?" That has been part of my point - no pun intended - in this research. I very much d...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 9229

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

My coverage for Military Trader - including photos of the set up:
http://www.militarytrader.com/military- ... ign=buffer
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 9229

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

I posted some photos of the show (general photos) on my Plunderer Pete's Militaria Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/plundererpete/

And I will add -- the only downside of the show was the prices. This video explains how I felt about that:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ip8gspFaH8
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My SOS 2018 finds
Replies: 24
Views: 3893

Re: My SOS 2018 finds

Awesome additions to the collection. I see you had a great SOS! Good seeing you and the rest of the crew as always.

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