A very nice condition pickelhaube considering its age being a military official’s helmet. Standard leather body in superb condition with both peaks firmly attached, the stitching not rotted. Minor congealing marks to both front and rear peaks. Excellent slightly subdued gilt overall. Officers front plate with cut out crown. Dragoon style spike cross base with domes instead of stars. Domed set of chin scales with a single Prussian cockade, at this period only one cockade was worn. Square cut front peak with peak trim. To the interior nco’s 12 tongued liner in good condition with its original drawstring. This pattern of helmet was used during the 1870-71 Franco Prussian War.
A very nice condition extremely large size all leather pickelhaube for a reserve officer in a Prussian Field Artillery Unit. The skull is superb with both peaks securely attached to the main body of the helmet. Good subdued gilt, standard ball top for artillery officers, Prussian reserve officers plate with cut out crown with reserve cross situated in white metal to the centre of the gilded Prussian eagle breast. Domed chin scales. Rounded front peak with peak trim. Officers dark tan scalloped cut edged leather liner with its inner brown lining, which is slightly shredded in places. Complete with its national and State officers cockades. The difference between a field and a foot artillery officers pickelhaube is that the field has domed chin scales, the foot has flat.
A scarce German WWI Air Service presentation awarded example. Wartime silver plated type convex shape, flat pin, neatly engraved on the reverse ‘FLGR.LT NT.HOHNE W.JAGDSTAFFEL II 1917’. Slight tarnishing to the silvered parts otherwise very good condition.
A fine example in its original presentation case. Pre WWI production in brilliant bright gilt with blue enamel centre. No chips to the enamel. Makers mark of a small ‘o’ stamped between the arms of the cross. The case is covered in fine black leather. Kaiser Wilhelm’s initials embossed in gold on the exterior lid. Inlaid purple velvet fitted lining around the cross. The blue watered silk ribbon is underneath the maroon velvet base to the award.
1914 example, all finish remaining. The ribbon is folded in the Austrian style. Large makers mark ‘NN’ stamped on the ring.
A very scarce type in slightly convex shape. ‘B.H.Mayer Berlin’ makers stamp on the reverse side. Flat pin. Very good condition. This was the Principality of Anhalt’s version of a Prussian Iron Cross 1st class.
A rare and lovely condition 1915 1st class convex shape, all in bronze, flat pin. Very slight oxidisation to the centre otherwise extremely good condition. This was Wurttemberg’s version of the Prussian Iron Cross 1st class.
Superb example, all gilt remaining with its Baden colours of red and yellow ribbon.
The markings inside the shell are quite indistinct but the distinctive letter ‘T’ can be seen as the first digit indicating this shell was made by C.Thiel & Sohne. The size numbers cannot be seen but on test this is a large size shell. The exterior shell retaining much of its apple green finish, which has toned in many places to grey, there is also subdued rust bleed and losses to the paint in the crown area. All of its original liner retaining rivets are in place. To the interior the M.16 leather band is intact with all three of the tongues. On two of the pads a single tip to a tongue has broken away, the canvas bags behind the leather tongues for accommodating the horsehair pads are all still intact. The helmet is fitted with a chinstrap, which is possibly a very good reproduction and has been in situ for many years. This is a very good example of large size M.16 trench helmet for display purposes.
The bayonet known by collectors as the Butcher Bayonet for the fitting to the GEW98 rifle. Excellent condition blade, some old cleaned corrosion around the tip. Maker marked ‘R.Stock & Company’. Imperial acceptance stamps on the reverse flat side of the blade with crown over ‘W’ with date ‘15’. Wood grips undamaged, scabbard good without dents with its original leather frog. Imperial acceptance stamp also to the upper pommel with the rifle retaining button present and working correctly.
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