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Chris Boonzaier

Bavarian Pickelhaube... sob...sob.....

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For some time I have been meaning to get a wartime Bavarian Officers Pickelhaube... and thought I had found the perfect one..... Check out what happened when UPS damaged the box.... 😞

Does anyone know what I can to to prevent more splintering off the damaged area?h4.thumb.jpg.e8c3704934468d676132bb9f04139b96.jpgh3.thumb.jpg.b82e34df03731ff8d3060e8d273ee0bb.jpgh2.thumb.jpg.374de99b1c169338b43e2e20adce191d.jpgh1.thumb.jpg.490f7ceedc9b2ccf709d2cfe85cbeba4.jpgh5.jpg.aac1e64060df556a1c309ab9dd5347b9.jpg

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Ugh ! I would make UPS pay for it ! Hope it was insured?

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Combination of several things--the seller did not pack it well, and there are customers who ship heavy boxes in UPS, and do not properly label those heavy boxes. We had thousands of dollars of product destroyed, and later learned one shipper was mailing 35-40 kg parcels and not labelling them. UPS separates those heavy boxes, to keep from damaging things in their conveyor systems. 

Sorry about this beautiful helmet. It will still display nicely.

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I’d ask Randy Trawnik at Age of Kings.   If he doesn’t know he will know who does. 

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Brian Loree, who runs the ‘ Pickelhaubes.com’ forum is a superb restorer of old, decayed and damaged pickelhaubes.  You can see his work in the ‘ Restoration’  section. Send him a pm via the forum and ask his advice.

Patrick

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Posted (edited)

if you file a damage claim with UPS they will want the damaged box the item was shipped in as well as the pickelhaube. they'll pay the claim but they will keep the pickelhaube.

Edited by Eric Stahlhut

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Hello , the pickelhaube is a nice piece , apart from the splintering i dont see other damage , Stahlhut says that if you file a claim they will pay you but they have reatain the pickelhaube . better ask to some specialist about how to restore the lack , that of the helm must be some kind of nitrocellulose based .of the same type of the one used to coat hand made guitars 

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