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Post by Pickelhaube » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:55 am

Hi al, my name is Jeremy and i'm from Belgium. I've been following this great forum for years now and i've learned alot from it so i tought it was finally time to join the forum.

I've been collecting ww1 militaria for more then 20 years now. I collect militaria from different countries, but my weakspot are german helmets. I just can't resist buying them.

In the future i will place some pictures of my helmets on the forum, i do have a few special ones like 2nd Kuirassier Regiment Em, a FAR10 and a gdk which is complete, but totally untouched.

Greetings Jeremy
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Post by Khukri » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:26 am

Welcome to this great forum !

:thumb up: Great...another Belgian ! :thumb up:

Looking forward to see the pics of your helmets :D

Kü Regt Nr 2...cannot wait !

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Post by joerookery » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:36 am

Jeremy,

Welcome!
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From famine to feast! Don't forget to vote in the Belgian french fry poll! We have to get our priorities straight.
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Post by 911car » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:26 pm

Bienvenue!
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:30 pm

Welcome!!

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Post by Gustaf » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:38 pm

OK, why is it that it has taken 15 years for someone to pick Pickelhaube as a forum ID. Are we all slow, or is Jeremy just an exceptional person?
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Post by badener » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:00 pm

Gus , you took the words right out of my mouth!
It must be a Bavarian. They always smell the worst!

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Post by Gustaf » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:21 pm

Yeah, talk about a bunch of losers we are. Jeremy has got to be an improvement, he has to be good if he is from Belgium,
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Post by Pickelhaube » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:30 am

Ty all.

I only tried this name because its the same name that i use on other forums. I wasn't even expecting that this name was still free. As soon as i can, i'll place some photo's of some of my helmets. My 2nd kuirassier helmet and some other helmets are currently on loan for an exhibit and they're behind glass, so it's hard to take decent photo's. When they're back, i'll make sure ill post them on the forum.

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Post by joerookery » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:08 am

My 2nd kuirassier helmet and some other helmets are currently on loan for an exhibit and they're behind glass, so it's hard to take decent photo's.
When we worked with the STROOBANTS family at the Museum in Halen, they actually took an electric screwdriver to the display cases which had not been unsealed for decades, to allow Francis and us to remove photographs for the book! They were incredibly – incredibly nice. We set up a little factory with Francis scanning pictures In their little office.

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Post by Adler » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:35 am

Welcome Jeremy!

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Post by asergeant » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:51 pm

Welcome Jeremy!

I look forward to seeing your helmets!

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Post by Gustaf » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:36 pm

I think we are getting enough Belgian members that instead of English / French for the official languages, we should make it Flemish/ Walloon, that might be more understandable than the Canadian version of English:)

PS Hey Brian, notice the smiley face, that makes it OK
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Post by stuka f » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:25 pm

\:D/ The forum is ours! :bravo:
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Welcome Jeremy!
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Post by Spiker » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:02 pm

I already said welcome in another link, but welcome just the same.

I have to learn to scroll down and read the whole forum. :oops:
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Post by Khukri » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:03 pm

Welcome to The Wild Bunch

-the Belgian Branch of this Great Forum !

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Julius Caesar already knew:

Omnium gallorum fortissimi Belgae sunt.

Of all Gauls the Belgians are the bravest !

(from De Bello Gallico)

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Post by Spiker » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:19 pm

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Our national mascot of Belgium is doing his thing on the Kaiser ,the text says;

Apres L’Yser c’est mon dernier salut
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Post by b.loree » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:11 pm

Welcome to the forum Jeremy, its great to have more Belgians on board with us here on HMS Pickelhaubes.com ! We need as many younger collectors as possible, so spread the word about this forum to your collector friends. Yes, Gus I understand the problem you have with the Queen's English. The roots of this linguistic dilemma lie in the fact that so many "Proper English" words have French in them. For example, the bank draft is Cheque in Canada and check in America. In Canada, we have a "check" mark when something is correct. There is of course, a very heavy duty connection between Britain, France and the so called Low countries during Medieval times. I like something, I call it superbe! Ben Franklin really screwed the Americans up with his spelling reforms as far as I am concerned. :D
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Post by Gustaf » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:14 pm

There was a reason for the spelling reforms, first and foremost it was to separate us from the corrupt royal cast system and to tidy up some of the words that had unnecessary letters in them. Even Christmas was not celebrated as it was too "English"
Now I have heard the owner of this site deride us south of the boarder as being lawless revolutionaries, but I have it on good authority that his own ancestors sided with the revolutionaries, until he found a way to scam a pension form both sides:)*
Anyway, when the US controlled the North Pole, we took care of Santa, but as soon as the Canadians ran us off, they surrendered it to the Soviet Union.




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Post by b.loree » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:44 pm

Yes, I must confess to having a revolutionary ancestor buried in New Jersey who was granted a pension by the American government for services rendered as a patriot during the rebellion. Perhaps I should apply for membership in the Sons of the Revolution organization? Hmmmm maybe I could get a US pension too and could buy more helmets with it!!! Actually, although I do like to tease my American forum members, my family originates from Long Island (1600's) and has a large US connection even to this day. The revolution split us, some stayed and some fled as Loyalists to Canada. Some went back to the States years later, some fought in the Civil War as well, the border did not mean much back in those days! Yes Gus.....things are going to be very interesting for us all in the Arctic over the next few decades.
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Post by joerookery » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:07 pm

Before you dismiss all of that. If you can Prove the ancestry then you become eligible for scholarships from the daughters of the American Revolution. Nothing for you but it might be extremely useful for Logan. They have quite a few easy scholarships.
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Post by b.loree » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:45 pm

Thank you Joe for that information. I will look into that, there is a Loree website which outlines the entire family tree. No real offense was intended, I got carried away in my assumed role of the Canuck Loyalist twitting the Yankee Rebels, its all Gus's fault really, he goads me into these exchanges :D.
In fact, I am very proud to have such deep roots in both America and Canada....all because some Welshman named Loree decided to sign up with the British army and was sent to fight the Dutch on Long Island. There are records of the pension award and there is the grave in NJ. Recently, Canadian members of the family, who located that site had a new headstone put in place with the permission of the cemetery committee. Local re en actors attended and fired a salute at the grave site. This definitely needs to be pursued, I need to clarify and get a real handle on the entire matter.
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Post by joerookery » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:55 am

They are quite picky in the proof category. My sister has tried unsuccessfully on behalf of kids and grandkids. I actually think they have a series of "unclaimed scholarships" every year. Lots of old money!
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Post by poniatowski » Fri May 29, 2015 1:39 pm

Welcome Jeremy!


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