Recent content by Jeff Shrader

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    Mr. Potato Head Guard Pickelhaube

    No kidding.. talk about plugging into a wealth of knowledge! That's the fun part of the job, though - always learning new stuff. Now.. if only I could stop forgetting two things for every one new thing that comes in, we would have it made.
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    Mr. Potato Head Guard Pickelhaube

    We should all have our own cyphers, right?
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    Mr. Potato Head Guard Pickelhaube

    More annoying is the fact that after this gentleman passed, the collection was kept for several decades in a room where for part of the day some of the helmets were subjected to direct sunlight, and many of the Reichs cockades are very badly faded. Just a stroke of pure luck that they were not...
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    Mr. Potato Head Guard Pickelhaube

    The other thing that seems conclusive is that this eagle was always on this helmet
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    Mr. Potato Head Guard Pickelhaube

    Well... I am quite happy to be wrong! To answer your question, I dismounted the eagle and looked on the reverse. You are quite right - this was originally silver. Doesn't quite show up in the cell phone snap the same way it looks in person, but in several areas there is a lot of silver wash...
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    Mr. Potato Head Guard Pickelhaube

    Well, that is certainly encouraging!
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    Mr. Potato Head Guard Pickelhaube

    Eagle is definitely gilt finish; absolutely zero trace on the spike or base - in fact, removing the spike, the silver is even more pronounced where it was protected. Scales appear all original silver as well. I sincerely appreciate you all taking a look and sharing your thoughts. I tend to...
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    Mr. Potato Head Guard Pickelhaube

    (Client's photo)
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    Mr. Potato Head Guard Pickelhaube

    Hello Pickelhaube friends! Working on cataloging a client's collection, and as pretty as this one is, I don't like it. Out of obligation to the client, though, I thought I should seek a second opinion. I am not finding any unit for which helmet with a Guard eagle would have a fluted spike...
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    2020 Show-of-Shows: THANK YOU from the OVMS

    Well, it's over for another year. Speaking for myself, this was one of the most interesting SOS events that I have ever attended, and I have been to all but the first one. There were hiccups, of course - there will always be a few things that go haywire, but all in all, it was quite smooth...
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    SOS 2020

    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...
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    SOS 2019 Update

    Deleted at Jeff's request. Tony
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    SOS 2019 Update

    Deleted at Jeff's request. Tony
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