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  1. SkipperJohn

    13 Train Lazarette

    Here's one that is advertised as 13th Train: http://www.militaria-online.de/artikelnr_174 It needs a lot of TLC. Not sure if it is correct. John
  2. SkipperJohn

    Buckle ID?

    So it is Turkish. Maybe the scrollwork is for officers, or maybe it's a private purchase example. It almost looks handmade. Nice find. Very unusual. John
  3. SkipperJohn

    Buckle ID?

    I don't think it's Italian. It appears to be more Turkish or Russian in design. John
  4. SkipperJohn

    Prussian officer helmet

    This is a Prussian Dragoon Officer helmet, post-1897, and could very well belong to DR14. Beautiful piece. By the way --- the homework never ends. John
  5. SkipperJohn

    Saxe Buckle HR 20

    Excellent historical run down Tony. Thanks. John
  6. SkipperJohn

    Dragoon Helmet

    I don't know how to pm someone on this new forum set-up. I started a conversation with you but I'm not sure you got it. I know this will not make me popular, but I, for one, do not like this new format. John
  7. SkipperJohn

    Dragoon Helmet

    If you know where I can get a perfect example Prussian Enlisted Dragoon helmet for $950.00 please let me know. The examples I find are generally twice that much. John
  8. SkipperJohn

    Saxe Buckle HR 20

    It makes a nice set! John
  9. SkipperJohn

    Spike Base

    I thought that exact same thing! Like minds think alike. John
  10. SkipperJohn

    Saxe Buckle HR 20

    Saxon buckles are very hard to find and generally command top dollar. Congratulations! John
  11. SkipperJohn

    Dragoon Helmet

    That's a good sign. I would still question the vented rear spine though. John
  12. SkipperJohn

    Dragoon Helmet

    I agree. I did some research on this very thing and found that most of these helmets with a vented spine were used by the Landesgendarmerie. Look at the Weitze website and you will find several examples, all marked to the LG (unless, of course, he sold them). Does this helmet have double Wappen...
  13. SkipperJohn

    Baden Enlisted Private Purchase (Economy Version)

    You are quite right. I re-read the thread I wrote and I meant to say Vulkanfiber visor and neck guard. The leather shell is quite thin, as well, but it is not fiber. I will edit my post. John
  14. SkipperJohn

    Experimental bavarian alpine troops' spiked helmets.

    Very informative. Thank you. John
  15. SkipperJohn

    Baden Enlisted Private Purchase (Economy Version)

    Here is a Baden privately purchased helmet made of leather with Vulkanfiber visor and neck guard: The helmet has held it's shape well: The spike is excessively tall, typical for private purchased helmets of the time: The rear spine is the enlisted, non-vented, type: The Wappen is...
  16. SkipperJohn

    Baden Kokarden

    Here is my sole Baden contribution: John
  17. SkipperJohn

    Model question

    An original Reichskokarde should be easy to find. The Oldenburg Kokarde will probably be a different story, and it may cost a penny or two for an original. John
  18. SkipperJohn

    Model question

    I believe that this is a perfectly legit Oldenburg enlisted private purchase helmet. It has a standard officers liner and an officers rear spine. The rear spine is somewhat unusual. It seems that most enlisted private purchase helmets have the non-vented, smooth, rear spine instead of the...
  19. SkipperJohn

    Trying to figure out how much my 1916 Damaschke is worth

    I'm just adding this comment as an interesting side note. You can tell that this is a Damaschke JzP helmet because of the excessive lobster tail "flip". To my knowledge no other JzP manufacturer used such a notable flip. Here is a comparison photo showing the lobster tail of a C.E. Juncker and a...
  20. SkipperJohn

    Bremen Kokarden

    I believe that all three of these are good. I have seen a lot of variation in these, especially in the early pre-1897 versions. Many variations also exist between the three different free states that used them. The ones that really should be questioned have the cross painted on; but the cross is...
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