GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN 5TH INF REGT FELT PICKELHAUBE WITH ORIGINAL COVER.
A fantastic item from the late Michael Baldwin collection being an all felt ersatz pickelhaube with its gilded front plate, slight subdued brass spike and circular spike base, both original State and national cockades, original leather strap with the strap hanging down as Michael Baldwin acquired it. The skull has two cracks in the felt, which have been photographed profusely on our web site images. The interior liner all complete with its original drawstring with the initials ‘BWS’ hand applied to the interior back peak, complete with its original enlisted ranks field cover having its green applied number ‘5’ to the front, the cover has the original manufacturer’s name and size ‘57’ stamped to the interior of the cover. Complete with the item are two images, one being a Photostat of a death card of a member of the 5th Infantry Regiment wearing a pickelhaube with numbered cover, plus two other death cards, both wearing the 5th numbered cover. Also shown on pages 56 to 59 of Michael Baldwins excellent work Feldzug 15.
Code: 69001 Price: 1950.00 GBP