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SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:00 am
by Kaiser Bill
It has been way too long since I posted to this forum. Looking forward to returning to the hobby now that the dust is settling from the move. Any information on the SOS in 2020. Where do most people stay? Thanks in advance. Bill

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:40 am
by J.LeBrasseur
Bill good to hear from you, a bunch of us are stating at the Home 2 suites which is right by an entrance to the fairgrounds. Many also stay at the Hilton Garden INN.

Hope to see you there

James

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:59 am
by stuka f
I will not attending the fair next year!

:D :D :wink:

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:13 pm
by b.loree
Yes indeed Bill, you have been away far too long, great to have you back with us! :D

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:46 pm
by Peter_Suciu
Look on Hotels.com for room rates, but look SOON. There is the gun show, flea market and I believe other events going on as usual so rooms fill up fast and can get very expensive.

And while SOS will likely go on as usual after last year's issues I've started to book refundable rooms for all the shows I do now. We never know when unfortunately the other shoe will drop.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:37 pm
by b.loree
We booked yesterday using Hotels. Com and saved $140 CN.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:35 pm
by Kaiser Bill
February 19-23 in Louisville I believe.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:34 pm
by Jeff Shrader
There are a number of new hotels in the area as well, a "Tru" (Hilton property) popped up next to the Hampton Inn / Springhill Suites, and there is a new Holiday Inn property in the neighborhood, or so I am told. Many choices, but as Peter said - book now. I see that the OVMS website SOS hotel data is out of date.. will bring that to Mr. Combs' attention. They negotiated some group blocks at a few of the Phillips Lane and Crittenden Drive hotels last year; the hotels tried to help as best they could, but with all that is going on there, they just did not have much incentive to make special deals - the weekend is a guaranteed sellout.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:14 am
by Gustaf
Well, it looks like SOS will be canceled for me this year, Jeff has posted his latest catalogue and by 3:05 Central time I should be bankrupt.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:05 pm
by Gustaf
Due to slow interweb service, it looks like I can still afford to drive to Kentucky.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:05 pm
by Peter_Suciu
Glad to hear you'll be able to make it to SOS. I was going to suggest you come anyway to pick your items from Jeff!

Looking forward to seeing all you guys in just two weeks!

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:07 pm
by Peter_Suciu

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:29 am
by Amybellars
Gustaf wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:14 am
Well, it looks like SOS will be canceled for me this year, Jeff has posted his latest catalogue and by 3:05 Central time I should be bankrupt.
And you are still rich after 3.05 central time. :D :P

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:29 pm
by Gustaf
Amybellars wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:29 am
Gustaf wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:14 am
Well, it looks like SOS will be canceled for me this year, Jeff has posted his latest catalogue and by 3:05 Central time I should be bankrupt.
And you are still rich after 3.05 central time. :D :P
Not rich, but not as poor as I wished to be.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:46 pm
by Tony without Kaiser
Ha Ha! No kidding!

Great guy, great seller.

Gustaf wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:14 am
Well, it looks like SOS will be canceled for me this year, Jeff has posted his latest catalogue and by 3:05 Central time I should be bankrupt.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:52 pm
by SkipperJohn
Have fun at SOS.
I retire this year so maybe I can start making the trek!

John :)

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:41 pm
by Amybellars
Entrée.. I know Brian will post rest of pics.

This is what Randy has on his tables.

We can see them on his website but seeing them all nicely sitting there is just like helmets yelling 'come and bring me home' :D

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:06 pm
by coert65
Nice pictures Amy, thanks for sharing them!

Did Randy also have a Baden M15 at his table? I am looking at his Baden M15 on his website for some time now...
Looking forward to more pictures from all you people in the chance to be at SOS this year!
Have a nice time there with the rest of the members of this forum. :)

Greetings, Coert. :thumb up:

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:55 pm
by Amybellars
Hi Coert

Yes Randy has a M15 Baden on his stand.

Here's the side view

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:31 pm
by b.loree
Hello to all our members, as usual I have taken lots of photos to put up here on the forum. These will be posted soon after we have finished the Show and get back south. It was great to meet Amy again and we had a good conversation about collecting Hauben. She has sent me two pics of her personal "Haul" which I will post as well. Once again, she had an excellent Show as did Gus, Pete, Badener and James! And yes, I bought a few items as well :D. We have to finish the show tomorrow afternoon, pack up and hit the road. So be patient everyone, we all have some travelling to do before we get posting SOS 2020. :thumb up:

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:29 am
by Amybellars
Hayes purposely bought a gift for me. Here's the pic

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:43 am
by Sandmann
Amybellars wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:29 am
Hayes purposely bought a gift for me. Here's the pic
You look as great with this hat. We should walk in a parade together :D

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:39 am
by Amybellars
Hey Coert

Randy said he could do u a good price for the baden. He has 850 on it.

Sandy, yes we can parade together lol

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:41 pm
by dick roback
On Randys table,who is selling the Guard Artillery? Randy or Tony?? Cheers Dick

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:12 pm
by Amybellars
Hi Dick, it's Randy

Tony is not here this year.

The guard arty is on Randy site

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:32 pm
by dick roback
Amy; Thanks for the info. Cheers Dick

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:56 pm
by b.loree
We are still on the road but here are my first photos from this years show:
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Some of the Haube Crew..Chas (in red) James, his wife Lori my wife Caron standing.
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A shot of the Show from our tables looking towards the back of the hall
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A pioneer (PB 20) James was selling with excellent markings.
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A selection of wappen...white spots are from the fluorescent overhead lights!
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Dealers are allowed to bring their pets into the hall :)
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A Prussian General haube.
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Age of Kings Table with Randy and Remy
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The young man is Remy's son Alex who came to the Show for the first time.
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A large offering of shell casings and trench art.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:13 pm
by b.loree
More photos from the Show:
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A selection of new/old stock original kokarden and M15 Ulan Jaeger wappen. The story we were told was that these were "liberated" from a warehouse by an American Lt in 1918. James and I each bought an Ulan. James also purchased some of the Prussian kokarden.
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Next, a private purchase Bavarian from JR 9.
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The clothing tag indicates the haube belonged to a OYV (EF) Kaebel 2K,9 IR. The helme now belongs to one of our members, so any information on Kaebel would be appreciated
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Uberzug removed.
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Uncharacteristically, Gus chose to remove his usual Stetson cowboy hat and don a knitted M15! :D
He is proudly holding his newly purchased MP18!
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Gus found a friend who was also wearing his own knitted M95. James has a Bavarian M95 but refused to wear it. :(
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Amy came for a visit :thumb up: To be continued...

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:22 am
by coert65
Amybellars wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:39 am
Hey Coert

Randy said he could do u a good price for the baden. He has 850 on it.

Sandy, yes we can parade together lol
Thanks for asking Randy about the Baden M15 Amy!
Now I've got a dilemma..been offered a War Bond helmet Baden M15 by a forummember too.
I will get pictures of it soon, so now I have a choice of 2 Baden M15's.
It won't take long, before I am back at the same level of collection when I had to sell it all some time ago.
In just 3 months time I got more than I expected. \:D/

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:25 am
by coert65
Thanks for sharing the pictures Brian!
I really should be visiting the SOS next year.. :)

Have a nice sunday, and a good trip back home.

Greetings, Coert. :thumb up:

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:17 am
by stuka f
Great to see those pic's.
Thanks.
Loved this one (coming from a other site!):
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Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:11 pm
by SkipperJohn
How can I get one of those knitted Pickelhaubes?

John :?

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:30 pm
by Arran
Can anybody tell me whose display this is?

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:13 pm
by Peter_Suciu
It was great seeing everyone, and my apologies for those I did not see. I was so busy this year that there were literally a dozen people I wanted to see that I never did!

I had a great show. I really only made one purchase (actually not true but only one that counted).
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Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:26 pm
by Amybellars
Arran wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Can anybody tell me whose display this is?
He is a collector. I cannot remember his name though but prices are very negotiable

Which helmet are you after?

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:33 pm
by Arran
Hi Amy- the Chilean officer's helmet on the top shelf!

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:40 pm
by ww1czechlegion
Hi Arran,

It might be Sonny from NYC area, I think. I'm not 100% certain, maybe someone can confirm?

Best Regards,

Alan

2nd year in a row that I didn't walk the entire show. :( I missed seeing the seller with the horde of Prussian e.m. kokardes and the front plates that Brian and James bought from. I also dragged the camera along again, and didn't take a single photo with it this year either.

Stayed at the table most of the time selling stuff instead, and had some good sales. :)

One time when I did walk around for a couple hours, I got lucky and found an M15 Hessian enlisted helmet with "R.B.A. 18" markings inside for a very reasonable price. It had just been put out for sale a few moments before I came to the table. I'll post photos of it in the next few days.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:46 pm
by Arran
If anyone can put me in touch with the seller I'd be mighty grateful!

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:49 pm
by b.loree
You are being modest Alan :) James and I as you know, arrived a couple of minutes later, we feel you got the best deal at the SOS for that M15 Hessen!

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:52 pm
by b.loree
Sorry Arran, too many tables/dealers and too many pictures taken.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:53 pm
by b.loree
Safely back to the condo so, time to post more photos:
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James Turinetti and his offering at the Show.
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It took two pictures to cover this display. :)
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The infamous "22" also raised its ugly head at the SOS.
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James asked me to take a close look at this.....the liner was cut out by hand so...BOGUS! Even the shape, is not quite right. Going to the SOS gives you an opportunity to talk a wide range of dealers and collectors...the story I was told was that in the 1960's Brit haberdashers had made up these filz helmes for sale. There was also a fake filz helme with the show with the usual leather trim around the edge of the helmet, I did not bother to take a pic.
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For Sergei.
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Regimentals were also at the Show as usual.
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A lone Prussian Infantry Officer with case.
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Pro Gloria.
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This Saxe has been to many Shows.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:44 pm
by Amybellars
Hi Arran

I have attached pic of the collector.

He is supposed to send me emails on one of his other helmets.

If he sent me an email, I will keep you informed.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:51 pm
by Arran
Thank you so much Amy!

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:36 pm
by ww1czechlegion
Thanks Amy!

I was wrong thinking it was Sonny from New York. This seller was in the same aisle as Randy Trawnik, just up the aisle to the north of him. When I walked past this table, the seller was not there.

Best Regards,

Alan

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:40 am
by Sergei1877
great photos from the exhibition. Russian helmet is not original, it can be seen even from this one photo

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:45 am
by b.loree
Ok Sergei, you are our Russian expert! Thanks.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:17 pm
by b.loree
The Show continues:
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One of 2 kinder tunics bought by James. Saxe JR 103. We could have resold this a dozen times as it attracted a lot of attention.
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Two cases of shoulder straps brought by a German dealer.
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Some nice steins.
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A Saxe ersatz tin kit helmet purchased by James. I will let him post a longer description.
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A cased Garde Infantry officer helme.
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The makers label found on the inside top of the case.
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The remains of a label on the outside of the case, probably with the owner's name. Lt. Schneider?? :???:
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The Weitze tables.
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Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:55 pm
by b.loree
Amy sent me photos of her SOS "Haul"
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Congratulations Amy, I guess when you are coming from Singapore, it had better be worth your time! :D

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:29 pm
by Peter_Suciu
Nice haul Amy! Sorry we didn't get to meet up at the show - always next year.

Re: SOS 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:12 pm
by Amybellars
Peter_Suciu wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:29 pm
Nice haul Amy! Sorry we didn't get to meet up at the show - always next year.
No problem, Peter.

I save up for the show and I spent everything so that's just nice lol

Now I am on my way back to Los Angeles to catch my flight.

Glad to see all the guys again.