Search found 1427 matches

by Peter_Suciu
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 73
Views: 15213

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I came across this photo on the web. Clearly the spike top is incorrect, but the plate appears to be a different design of Mexican wappen- has anyone seen such a helmet before, and is this variation identified? http://i66.tinypic.com/2cqzf37.jpg I took that photo. The helmet is in the Arizona Milit...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Collection pics
Replies: 35
Views: 5369

Re: Collection pics

Very nice collection James, and well displayed.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Office compelte uniform Captain V. Ruehs
Replies: 9
Views: 1696

Re: Bavarian Office compelte uniform Captain V. Ruehs

Nice addition to a top notch collection.
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The History U.S. Army Boots
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

The History U.S. Army Boots

Boots are the thing even uniform collectors give little thought to, but I think most soldiers would agree it can be the most crucial part when comfort is considered! Here is a link to my article on U.S. Army boots for FoxNews: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/01/evolution-combat-boots-from-bootee...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: MAX Show
Replies: 12
Views: 2643

Re: MAX Show

Sadly I am not, gave up on Max years ago, not of big fan of location and expensive to fly to from Midwest. Last couple times I went, very little Imperial. I hope you come back and tell me I am wrong and that it is better, then maybe next year? Best James I thought Max was back east, did they move i...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: MAX Show
Replies: 12
Views: 2643

Re: MAX Show

I'll be there with two tables in the ACTION ROOM. The show has steadily improved since OVMS took over. It is really the only fall show we travel to, so it has been worth doing. It isn't SOS or really even close, but it is a good show and not too far for my wife and me to hit. Honestly, it has a more...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The helmet that never existed
Replies: 13
Views: 3929

Re: The helmet that never existed

One other point to make on the USMC helmets is that the EGA was worn in limited capacity on the Model 1917A1 helmets, which were sometimes known as the "Kelly Helmet." These featured the improved liner and were used at the end of the 1930s and were still in use when America entered World War II. I h...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The helmet that never existed
Replies: 13
Views: 3929

Re: The helmet that never existed

Good information John. I would add one point about "never existed." The United States NEVER used a Brodie helmet. The United States used a Model 1917 helmet, based on the British MkI, which was an improvement over the Brodie pattern developed by John Brodie. That might sound like nitpicking, but the...
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: USMC Dress Blues "Seagoing Marine"
Replies: 8
Views: 2905

Re: USMC Dress Blues "Seagoing Marine"

Very nice! It must be remembered the Corp wasn't that big back then so there weren't many of these uniforms!
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Finaly
Replies: 17
Views: 2991

Re: Finaly

Very nice find Kris. One of the rarest World War I "experimental" helmets - the Belgian Queen Elisabeth helmet. Between 1,000 and 1,200 were produced by Joseph Sankey & Sons, so it is very rare indeed.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 2858

Re: Survey

John, I haven't logged into Photobucket, and honestly my problem with the company is really on how poorly it performed PRIOR to the change of business model. But many companies today have such surveys. It is common with cable TV providers, phone companies, etc. In fact, in the business world compani...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: How to recognize a good Russian Imperial adrian helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Re: How to recognize a good Russian Imperial adrian helmet

To be honest I think you go in assuming every single one is bad. I know many "advanced" helmet collectors and I've seen three from guys that say, "this one is real and what you want to see" - along with another dozen that aren't likely to be good. The thing is even the three that the experts claim a...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: Anniversary

It was on this day that World War I truly began... and 67 years later in 1981 MTV launched. The world has never been the same because of either event!
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Finally complete
Replies: 29
Views: 3837

Re: Finally complete

Congratulations on being able to complete this helmet. Top notch job James.
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Posting Photographs
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 15
Views: 5316

Re: Photobucket

Nobody's photobucket photos will come up... including my own. There's a message that says they want me to upgrade (pay). in order to see the photos. Anybody else having this problem? Ron, Photobucket changed its hosting policy - hosting of images on third party websites requires an upgrade to its h...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Sometimes y'just shake your head....
Replies: 7
Views: 2081

Re: Sometimes y'just shake your head....

It is a closed group so I can't see exactly the specific item you are trying to draw attention to at this time.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Dummy Guns
Replies: 0
Views: 960

Dummy Guns

I love machine guns even if they can't shoot. I'm always on the look out for these. If you have anything that you don't need from a Sten to a Maxim fire away and let me know.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Login Compromised?
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

Re: Login Compromised?

As someone who covers cyber security as a reporter I would only add that the one concern with this site not being secure is that passwords could be compromised more easily. What this means is you NEVER should use the same password for Pickelhaubes.com for any e-commerce (Amazon, eBay, etc.) type of ...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 55
Views: 10201

Re: Photobucket

Well, the more I dig into this... I must admit I completely understand this move by Photobucket. I'm going to be the contrarian on this one, but I think this is actually the smartest move that Photobucket could have made. Let's say they have 100 million users, which is the current estimate. Accordin...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 55
Views: 10201

Re: Photobucket

Holy Cow! I had no idea that Wikipedia was that "Johnny on the spot". Wikipedia is a site anyone can update, so the one "plus" is that it is timely. When a celebrity dies the site is updated literally within seconds! The downside is that anyone can pretty much contribute to it... so trusting everyt...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoring an American Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 3454

Re: Restoring an American Pickelhaube

Make it a labor of love! But having restored a few helmets and some other items I can say it is always worth the effort.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 55
Views: 10201

Re: Photobucket

Hi, Chas-- First, I've had a LOT of problems with Photobucket in recent months too. It is to the point that I found it unusable and unfortunately what I've found all have issues. Hosting of images is a problem simply because of the business model. The most important thing to remember is that these c...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Sad News - Clive Law is in the Hospital
Replies: 0
Views: 1173

Sad News - Clive Law is in the Hospital

This is news I hate to share. Clive Law, whom some of you may know at least from his excellent books on Canadian militaria and owner of Service Publications, suffered a massive stroke on Sunday. He is in the hospital. His wife Elizabeth and son Richard are hoping for the best. If there was ever a ti...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Current Price - MG08/15
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Current Price - MG08/15

Does anyone have any idea what the value/price would be for a live (papered) MG08/15? I don't believe there is the water can or hose, or the magazine. Just the complete and functional gun. A good friend is considering selling his and we need to come to an agreement on the price. These aren't the eas...
by Peter_Suciu
Sun May 21, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Auction in Paris - May 20
Replies: 14
Views: 3251

Re: Auction in Paris - May 20

The results were up previously but now down. :(
by Peter_Suciu
Sun May 21, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Auction in Paris - May 20
Replies: 14
Views: 3251

Re: Auction in Paris - May 20

They had some VERY nice rare Adrian helmets that had the splatter shields over the face. They went for double the estimated and then some :o :o I saw those and I know several collectors who watched and bid. No one I know won anything. A lot of stuff went for far above estimate. So now my hunt for t...
by Peter_Suciu
Sat May 20, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Auction in Paris - May 20
Replies: 14
Views: 3251

Re: Auction in Paris - May 20

I was WAY outbid. The items went for truly crazy money. The one item I wanted sold for more than twice what I bid.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 18, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Auction in Paris - May 20
Replies: 14
Views: 3251

Auction in Paris - May 20

Is anyone going to be at this auction in Paris on Saturday:
https://www.aisne-encheres-historica.co ... ing-sales/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 18, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: a very small garde du corps
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Re: a very small garde du corps

I've seen similar British cavalry helmets in scale. These are vintage and were sold as gifts to retiring soldiers, gentlemen, etc.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 16, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Unknown navy cork.
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: Unknown navy cork.

Is that a British crown? It could be a King's crown, but I'm not really seeing it.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon May 15, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Unknown navy cork.
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: Unknown navy cork.

The cap insignia appears to be Belgian, and the Belgian military did use a copy of the Wolseley helmet.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 11, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: 37mm - What Exactly is This?
Replies: 12
Views: 3159

Re: 37mm - What Exactly is This?

That is a rather nice piece.

BTW Gus, it is ordnance. Ordinance is a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority, such as "according to the new ordinance all old ordnance must be made safe and inert."

I've confused the two in the past as well.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 04, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Need some help ID thise pith helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Re: Need some help ID thise pith helmet

aicusv wrote:It looks to me that his weapon is a Ross rifle, which would make be believe he is Canadian (ay).
The Canadians used the Wolseley helmet as well, and the "Stetson" version of the slouch hat - so Canadian seems like a good thought too.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 04, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Need some help ID thise pith helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Re: Need some help ID thise pith helmet

Now I think it is earlier. Possibly Boer War and the soldiers are British Yeomanry. Some wore sun helmets, some wore slouch hats. The rifle could be a Lee Metford so that would make sense if this was Africa. Possibly Boer War or interwar era.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed May 03, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery tunic
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Mystery tunic

I recently picked this up. The seller suggested it was an Indian Army kurta - but it isn't. The cut is wrong, the shape is only similar in passing. I'm thinking possibly Afghanistan or Persia in the interwar period. The fabric has that feel of something old but not too old. I don't think it is a mov...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed May 03, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Need some help ID thise pith helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Re: Need some help ID thise pith helmet

The helmet looks like a British Wolseley but we know various other nations used similar patterns. I'm going to say Australian based on the equipment. Probably World War I, but hard to say. I'm thinking probably Palestine Front. There were no horses at Gallipoli, and the short sleeves indicate a warm...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed May 03, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A Belgian M15 adrian, but light version
Replies: 18
Views: 3308

Re: A Belgian M15 adrian, but light version

Very nice helmet. Any idea the date on this one? Is it early 1920s? This is also why I try to use the term "sun helmet" when referring to sun/pith helmets as most European sun helmets are made of cork not pith! I've seen these Belgian cork helmets described as "pith helmets for use in the colonies" ...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon May 01, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Ohio Civil War & Artillery Show
Replies: 0
Views: 1185

Ohio Civil War & Artillery Show

This weekend (May 6/7) is the 40th annual Ohio Civil War & Artillery Show. It has grown into a great show that is much more than Civil War. There are seven buildings with 750 tables.

http://www.ohiocivilwarshow.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Peter_Suciu
Mon May 01, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Unarmored tanks
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Unarmored tanks

So if a tank lacks adequate armor is it still an armored vehicle? New research suggests that many of the MkI tanks that went into combat were actually training models: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4462368/British-WWI-troops-went-battle-UNARMOURED-tanks.html" onclick="window.open(this.href...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What I got at the Julia Auction of Doug Buhler collection
Replies: 21
Views: 4366

Re: What I got at the Julia Auction of Doug Buhler collectio

Nice scores. That auction seemed massive. James D. Julia is one of the better auction houses.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: One Day Shows
Replies: 11
Views: 2408

Re: One Day Shows

Willi, you bring up some excellent points and I do think Baltimore (as you and I both have seen) gets a huge gate both Saturday/Sunday because dealers aren't packing up at 12noon on Saturday as you pointed out. I agree with you it makes little sense to travel any great distance to go to Louisville j...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: One Day Shows
Replies: 11
Views: 2408

Re: One Day Shows

Wednesday setup should be dropped and moved to Thursday at both the SOS and Max. The whole schedule should be slipped by a day. Saturday should be a full day, for those who work and can't get Friday off. Sunday should be breakdown and departure. The SOS replicated Wednesday setup from the Max years...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Michigan Antique Arms Collectors Show
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Re: Michigan Antique Arms Collectors Show

The next Michigan Antique Arms Collectors Show is April 29/30. It is a good regional show and some interesting stuff can show up.
http://www.michiganantiquearms.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: One Day Shows
Replies: 11
Views: 2408

Re: One Day Shows

I do agree that the big shows are worth several days, but as I set up at a few other shows I find the multi-day regional shows to be an utter waste of time. Rarely do I sell anything on Sunday, and I understand it from the promoters point of view. But I've been in halls where no one has come in sinc...
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Odd helmet, novelty item?
Replies: 10
Views: 2466

Re: Odd helmet, novelty item?

Agreed that it is either an Odd Fellows, but it could be Knights of Pythias. These were "secret societies" or fraternal groups that began in the 19th century. In the UK and the U.S. these groups had military style ceremonies and wore uniforms complete with helmets. The Odd Fellows helmets are often ...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: One Day Shows
Replies: 11
Views: 2408

One Day Shows

Great editorial by John Adams-Graf of Military Trader on whether today's militaria shows are too long: http://www.militarytrader.com/jagfile/time-return-one-day-show" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I have to admit I love SOS but by Saturday afternoon I can't get out of that hall fast ...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Mexican Officer for Major or Colonel Pickelhaube with Plume
Replies: 14
Views: 2471

Re: Mexican Officer for Majot or Colonel Pickelhaube with Pl

That is very cool James. Congrats.

Be careful that you don't suddenly need the South American, Swedish, Romanian and other international spikey helmets!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Colonel Hogan's Right! A Preußen Kürassier Officer
Replies: 33
Views: 6339

Re: Colonel Hogan's Right! A Preußen Kürassier Officer

Quite the retirement gift Tony! Congratulations on a fantastic find and happy retirement.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Helmet with dog / lion crest
Replies: 16
Views: 3627

Re: Helmet with dog / lion crest

Helmet sold for 900 euros, so either someone knew what it was or took a huge chance. I think the idea that it was over a leather/fur hat is probably correct. Looking at the photos from the auction site I see how the two holes on each side could line up with a cockade or rosette too. I've gone throug...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Helmet with dog / lion crest
Replies: 16
Views: 3627

Re: Helmet with dog / lion crest

The problem is so much seems to be missing. I don't think based on the photos that this had a neck curtain - like the Indo-Persian helmets, but it is possible. I wonder if we're thinking the wrong region with India/Persia. Could this be French for say Indo-China, Siam or a similar French client state?