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    Rodney my superman

    Very sorry to hear this Amy. Be strong and know we all wish you well. Steve
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    Curious wappen fixing - is it a Bing thing?

    Well, at least it wasn't me that got screwed, thanks to Brian & Tony. I guess I should have realised the truth from the poor quality pictures of a fairly obvious poor quality "wappen" but like you I was intrigued by that screw post. I really wish eBay still had that "exclude" button that let...
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    WW1 Pickelhaube Prussian Infantry Ersatz Cardboard Boy German Ledermaske Leather Gas Mask 1917 GM17

    Welcome FK19, you are in the best place to ask that question. Brian the moderator is the best person to advise you personally but you can get a lot of background information by scanning through the "Pickelhaube Restoration" section:- I did and learned a LOT before attempting my first re-stitch...
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    Curious wappen fixing - is it a Bing thing?

    The idea of having the 'standard' two wire loops with this single nut/bolt positioned this low down puzzles me, never seen it before but the seller claims a connection to a Bing Ersatz helm? could this be true? any thoughts appreciated. Steve
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    Someone was looking for this item.

    I'm glad you said that Jeremy, I thought maybe it was just me that was putting him off responding! (Though that would have been understandable,) I'll give him another try.
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    Tornado

    Glad to hear you are OK Brian. I hope that the terrible events in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands are soon over with no more loss of life. Be safe. Best regards, Steve
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    Someone was looking for this item.

    Hi Jeremy, I tried weeks ago to work my way through his ordering system but failed to penetrate the language barrier! He also didn't reply to a query so I gave up on it.
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    Someone was looking for this item.

    Thanks Wojtek, that would be me, except I need the "egg and dart perlring" officers version. I already have this EM type Thanks for remembering! Steve
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    Your collection's fate?

    There is no doubt that, just because of our interest in a particular field of history, we are probably not "acceptable " to the great majority of people but, if you look at the crazy number of fake Indian/maybe Chinese Haubes being offered for sale every day, then I have to wonder if there are...
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    Does anyone else see problems with this Visor trim???

    Sorry Brian, I would be happy to, but the guy selling it says it is a size 52 and I'm a 60 (not bragging of course). Steve PS. If you really have to see what I look like just look at my avatar. That's Ludwig III but he's a dead ringer for me- that's why I picked it!
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    Does anyone else see problems with this Visor trim???

    Dammit, I don't care what you guys think! I 'm going to buy this one, because I like it!,...
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    WTB Prussian wappen for VD Heyden Kit Helm

    Amy, you were SOOO right! Half asleep, scanning Fleabay two weeks ago something caught my eye -- and THERE IT WAS! A Wurttemburg OR wappen with the correct loop on the reverse! Even better, I won the bid,.... AND EVEN BETTER THAN THAT! When I offered it up to the scull I could see very faint...
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    Your collection's fate?

    You have it right Coert, nowadays people of all ages just don't 'get' history in the correct context. I showed a friend a picture of one of my helmets in a restaurant and someone walking past thought it was funny to say 'heil Hitler' and give the fascist salute - demonstrating perfectly his...
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    Does anyone else see problems with this Visor trim???

    I heard that muzzle blast caused much corrosion of the head and crown of the wappen. The Mk 11 wappen had the eagle wearing a stahlhelm.
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    Fuerhelm. Which Wappen?

    That makes two of us Coert, although in my case all I know about haubes in general is what this forum teaches me! Brian, I know the Rhineland wappen from internet pictures and wonder if the green shield is big enough to need two horizontal screw fittings 48mm apart? If anyone has one of these...
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    Does anyone else see problems with this Visor trim???

    I believe this is illustrated in "Halbritter's Armoury", a very good reference work I can recommend to all.
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    Fuerhelm. Which Wappen?

    Thanks for the links and for confirming the starbolt/cockade regulations Sandy. Still looking for possibles as every example seen so far doesn't seem to fit the evidence on the skull. I'm pretty sure there was some kind of large Prussian eagle wappen there as the front star bolt is replaced by a...
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    1871 Neusilber officers spike wanted

    John I already have that version (slightly better condition too). The egg and dart type is what I need -should have said so! Thanks for the tip anyhow. Steve
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    Fuerhelm. Which Wappen?

    This is a Fuerhelm, at least that was the concensus when I posted it some time ago, before I reattached the front visor. I continue to wonder which wappen ought to be on it as there is no 'ghost' on the skull - however the mounting holes may provoke some suggestions. The main wappen mounting...
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    1871 Neusilber officers spike wanted

    Just hoping! Looking for the circular base with the lower height spike if possible (really pushing my luck). Steve
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