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  1. Tony without Kaiser

    Older Helmets with updated Eagle Wappen

    From this interesting thread, I find this a remarkable image, as Billy Wilder is wearing an M1842 Kürassier Metalhelm, with a modified Wappen to the 1860 regulations. Then there are the four Oscars behind him which is remarkable. I wonder where that helmet is now? On 10 May 1860 a Bandeau was...
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    Prussian Army meets Steam Punk

    Wow. Does anyone out there who has been a soldier think you’d be able to run around a battlefield with all these metal plates hanging down to the middle of your chest? Good luck aiming your rifle.
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    $5K Fake Prussian Pilot's Badge on ebay by seller online_gsale

    Actually, he was wrong as usual. Now that this person is banned and gone, I will happily discuss a few of the issues with his $5K copy on ebay. I had the pleasure of contributing in a small way, to the outstanding 2012 book by Stephen Previtera “Imperial Sky – Flight Badges of the Imperial...
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    Russian Death's Head Busby Help

    Does anyone have any information or photos they would be willing to share of the Russian 5th Alexandriyski Hussar Regt Busby? I believe (?) this is the only Russian Hussar Regt. to wear a Death's Head. I am particularly interested in the skull as I wonder if some of these Russian skulls have...
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    Karel - One Year

    Today 05 July 2021 marks one year since our collecting friend Karel's (Adler) horribly unexpected death. I will always be frustrated that my wife Gael and were only weeks from meeting Karel and Marina in Belgium. Now it is too late. Karel told me many times his favourite Pickelhaube was his...
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    Hoch die Leib Husaren!

    To start off 2021, here is something of great significance to me as a Totenkopf Collector. So here it is, my impossible dream of 40+ years, a complete standing Husar from 2. Leib-Husaren-Regt. Königin Viktoria von Preußen Nr.2 (Danzig/Langfuhr) XVII Armee Korps, complete with: - Issued M1894...
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    Reenactment Forum is now open

    Due to various requests, the Historical reenactment Forum is now open. If there are problems let me know, as we had issues last time with posting Replies. Here is my favourite reenactment photo. Please note the ferocious young German Fallschirmjäger in the center. I suspect a Ju-52 would...
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    Sachsen Landwehr-Infanterie-Brigade Nr. 63 (Dresden) XII Armee Korps

    Well, ok, not really a 'Latest Find" as I have had these for years, but never posted the Waffenrock here before. In 2013 I retired my trusted Fuji of 12 years, and here is the last set to be photographed with a camera that took over 9000 images. At first glance your first impression might be...
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    Waffenrock and Pickelhaube for Kgl. Bayer. Chevaulegers-Regt

    After a two year hiatus, a recent crash of my little information website (as it was not NATO level encrypted 'secure' ) due to browser so-called 'upgrades' forced me to obtain the expensive upgrade to a secure website to get back up and running (1/2 funded by the generosity of JohnM). To...
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    Kaiserliche Marine Deckoffizier Schirmmutze

    Trying out the new Marine Forum with an old friend that I sadly had to let go. Every time I look at the photos I regret selling it. I promised Dr. Adorable a new garage in 2017 and some things had to go to pay for it. Oh well... Here is the link to the Deckoffizier below...
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    New Kaiserliche Marine Forum

    I have started a new Forum named Kaiserliche Marine under General Militaria Discussion. So lets see what that brings.
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    How to make them 'Fly'

    I can help. I don't typically show my Stahlhelme collection publicly very often, so this is rare. Rather than display the helmets on a shelf like almost everyone, I designed and built my Stahlhelme Schrank (cabinet) so the helmets hang like they do naturally on a soldier's head. Most important...
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    Überrocking in the New Year #5: Battalion Commander of Jäger-Batl.Nr.9

    My last Überrock contribution, is a FNM beautiful Überrock for the Battalion Commander of Lauenburgisches Jäger-Batl.Nr.9 (Ratzeburg) VIII Armee Korps. Yes I know the EK2 ribbon should be one button higher, but I do not 'fix' or 'alter' items in my collection. The next owner can do that when I...
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    Überrocking in the New Year #3: Dragoner Regt. König Friedrich III (2.Schlesisches) Nr. 8

    To continue with the Überrock theme with John M., here is an old friend in superb condition. It is a Hauptmann (Captain) in Dragoner Regt. König Friedrich III (2.Schlesisches) Nr. 8 VI Armee - Korps Kreuzburg/Berstadt/Namslau. I've had the Überrock for many years, but recently 'upgraded' the...
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    Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1

    To start 2020 off, here is an absolutely superb Überrock for Achaz Wilhelm Gustav Gebhard Götz Hermann Joseph von Alvensleben who served in the prestigious Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1 (Berlin) Garde-Korps. The daily uniform for an Officer was the Überrock. I love Überrock; so...
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    Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens

    Methodically I am unpacking and setting up the new 'Kaiser's Bunker' in our new home. I designed two large open-face cabinets which when back-to-back, provide a total of ten large slide-out trays (five per side), each being 50" wide and 25" deep. One side has all my Feldgrau Wartime shoulder...
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    Coolest Avatar Contest

    Ed gets my vote as the winner so far.. This is simply a superb image. Nice work Ed. :bravo:
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    Model 1868 Bayerische (Bavarian) Jäger Battalion Raupenhelm

    Another favorite with my fondness of Jäger. More images and standard write-up HERE
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    Model 1867 Sachsen (Saxon) Reiter Raupenhelm

    Everyone should have one of these! They are magnificent. More images and standard write up HERE