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Hello from Germany

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:00 pm
by Hesi
My Name is Thomas and i´m from lower saxony in Germany
I´m collecting german Militaria for over 40 years and i think it is now the time to have a closer look to the good old Pickelhaube ..
Now i have got one and by my internet research if found this great forum.. no question.. i had to register here :D

Greetings from Lower Saxony
Thomas

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:59 pm
by ww1czechlegion
Hello Thomas,

Welcome to the forum!

My Schaefer ancestors are from Saxe-Weimar, the very small village of Weissenthal, just south of Eisenach. My Great-Grandfather George came to the U.S. in 1870.

I have been collecting for 38 or 39 years now, since I was in high school.

Best Regards,

Alan

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:19 pm
by Hesi
Thank you Alan! Since 1870 is a long time.. My Roots are in Düsseldorf.. Far in the west of germany.. but i live for 35 years here in lower saxony.. 12 years military and than stucked here ....

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:26 pm
by kaiser
Welcome here on the forum, whatever information you are looking for this is the right place👍

Jonas

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:39 pm
by Hesi
Thanks Jonas... thats the reason why i entered.. a lot of information here...

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:27 pm
by badener
Greetings Thomas!

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:13 pm
by SkipperJohn
Welcome aboard!

John :)

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:31 pm
by b.loree
Welcome Thomas, it is great to have you with us!

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:57 am
by Hesi
Thanks for the warm welcome!!

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:44 am
by Jaap Verduijn
Welcome! It's a good place, where we can learn a lot!

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 5:05 am
by argonne
Hallo Thomas,

I think you are meaning "Niedersachsen" with low Saxony, nicht wahr? :wink:

Welcome here!!! For my part, I am living in Schleswig-Holstein, near the danish border :wink:
What are you especially collecting?

Philippe
:wink:

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:21 am
by Hesi
Hello Philippe,
yes.. Niedersachsen.. Bremervörde :D

My main "collecting stream" is the SA and the Luftschutz... and i´m a Iron cross Messi :oops:

I looked a long time for a Pickelhaube because i love them much.. After getting my one now i´m sure that the "Kaiserzeit" will be a new part of my collection..
My Grandpa was in the great war a member of the Infanterie Regiment 16 (Freiherr von Sparr, 3. Westfälisches) and was wounded at Verdun... Maybe i will look for Items from this Regiment.... and for sure.. more Pickelhauben.. i think my next one will be a prussian..

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:30 am
by aicusv
=D>

Welcome

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:07 am
by Sandmann
Bremervörde is also in my range...I come from Bassum, 30km below Bremen :D
Once again, welcome on Board :wink:

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:41 am
by Hesi
Hi Sandy... i know Bassum... there was former a HAWK Unit... i think BOC/35... I served in the 36.. :-D
Thanks for your welcome, neighbour

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:46 am
by J.LeBrasseur
welcome, glad to have you on the forum.

James

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:49 am
by Hesi
thank you very much James

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:11 pm
by coert65
Welcome on the forum, and greetings from the Netherlands!

You have got a great helmet there.

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:13 pm
by Hesi
Thanks very much!!

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 2:35 pm
by woznotwos
Welcome from the good old UK buddy . Home of fake/crap pickelhaubes it would seem looking at most on ebay !!

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 2:45 pm
by Hesi
Thanks for your welcome! :D

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:16 am
by pickelhauben
Hello and welcome from New Orleans !

Re: Hello from Germany

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:31 am
by Hesi
Many thanks for your welcome!