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  1. KDVR, have you seen this web site? Its huge, shows all the visor and pork-pie hat colors, cokcades, you name it. You should keep it for next time http://www.kaisersbunker.com/ht/index.htm Tom
  2. So they are private purchase? So a tailor sold a set of boards with fat sloppy piping, sewed one with white thread, the other with dark thread in two different methods? Remind to avoid that tailor I am not saying the straps are fake or the devices are fake, I am saying they do not belong together, someone has made these up using a 1800s great coat strap in my opinion. Actually your boards are backed in black, it is the strap that is blue which is right for an uberrock. But for a NCO, who would be wearing field grey, blue backing and blue straps for the loop makes zero sence.
  3. And I would say they are the early greatcoat straps that have been doctored. Come on, blue backing on the 1915 front color of black? And that big fat red piping? I would not take them if they were given to me.
  4. Joel, Next time you buy a hat, you really should use the excellent full-Color M?tzen Charts on kaisers bunker. Quote - Full color drawings of all known types of pre-1910 Dunkelblau and M1907/10 Feldgrau cloth headgear for all arms. Over 360 full-color drawings. All military units shown. http://www.kaisersbunker.com/ht/farben/farben8.htm I use it all the time. it is excellent!!!!
  5. have you see this set Cnock? http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/tunics/dbt33.htm Scroll down to see the group photo. :jumping:
  6. And for an excellent full info page on them.. http://www.kaisersbunker.com/ht/kokarden.htm
  7. Thank you, that clears things up. What about the appointment of an Etatm?ssiger Feldwebel - AKA "Der Spiess". These guys were Unteroffizier mit Portepee but also got the second loop of braid around the cuffs. How were they different from the 'average" Unteroffizier mit Portepee Feldwebel?
  8. Hello all, I am trying to understand the rank of Unteroffizier mit Portepee which was Feldwebel and Vizefeldwebel, which were the guys that wore the NCO cockade on thier helmets. 1. Can I assume that a Feldwebel was the equivilant to a Master-Sergeant here in the US, and a RSM in the UK? 2. If so, would there only be one in each regiment?
  9. I agree with Chip, it looks like an original private purchased baord, but someone has glued it over paper. For some good example, have a look at a quick and dirty guide to imperial straps on this forum thread, 4th post down with the photos. http://pickelhaubes.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...highlight=strap And for fun, a comparison of infantry regiment 92 baords http://pickelhaubes.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...highlight=strap
  10. "Why are there examples of full officer ones? Were there some in between? Tony says absolutely not but I am not so sure. " Sorry, did not know that you knew him, but it makes sense that you do. On his chart, in line 3 he says that Vizefeldwebel could wear an issue helmet with the Unteroffizier mit Portepee Kokarden and on line 4 they could also wear a private purchse one, which is what you are talking about. So if I read it, in part, he is agreeing with you? But he says they could wear either. I guess it all depends on how much spare cash the guy had. Tom
  11. This is also what the charts say on kaisers bunker. Joe have you looked at the chart on helmet classifications? He has an easy to read chart that shows the Offizier-Stellvertreter wore the issue helmet. Here it is http://www.kaisersbunker.com/hp/class.htm Tom
  12. Stephan, Did you see the grouping that was posted for the july update at kaisersbunker? A fantastic Garde-Sch?tzen-Battalion shako, Waffenrock, and cap. Here is the link. http://www.kaisersbunker.com/new.htm click on the grouping photo. Tom
  13. They wore a prussian cockade, so you would need one like in this link. http://www.kaisersbunker.com/ht/farben/ir.htm
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