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Large skull. Condor Legion emblem? Condor Legion campaign 1936 skull? Any ideas?

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ID:	410835Hey guys. I was wondering if any of you have ever seen a skull like this? I was told it could be from the Condor Legion campaign in 1936. It's 4" wide x 3.5" in length. It would roughly fit in the palm of your hand. I was told the hook on the back most likely was added on later. No markings. And it weighs about 1 pound.
    I would appreciate any info or help you guys can offer me.
    Thanks!

    Luke



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    Default Re: Large skull. Condor Legion emblem? Condor Legion campaign 1936 skull? Any ideas?

    This appears to be for an Imperial German Hussar Busby...Field Marschall von Mackensen was known to wear one. I believe it was the Braunschweiger (Brunswick) Totenkopf Husaren...
    Glenn
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    These big skulls are usually for pre WWI and WWI period Hussars busbys, but the quality looks a bit weak and it sounds like it is very heavy. Is it made of lead?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    These big skulls are usually for pre WWI and WWI period Hussars busbys, but the quality looks a bit weak and it sounds like it is very heavy. Is it made of lead?
    I don't have it on me so I don't know if it is made of lead. Will try to find out.
    Thank you, Jerry

    Luke

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    Default Re: Large skull. Condor Legion emblem? Condor Legion campaign 1936 skull? Any ideas?

    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    This is definitely for an Imperial German Hussar Busby...Field Marschall von Mackensen was known to wear one. I believe it was the Braunschweiger (Brunswick) Totenkopf Husaren...
    Glenn
    Thanks a lot, Glenn! I just saw a picture of him wearing one. The one in the photo looks different from this one but I'm sure there were many different ones. Right?

    Luke

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    Default Re: Large skull. Condor Legion emblem? Condor Legion campaign 1936 skull? Any ideas?

    Here is a photo of von Makesen wearing his Busby Dwight

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    Default Re: Large skull. Condor Legion emblem? Condor Legion campaign 1936 skull? Any ideas?

    An original in this thread, worth looking at all the pictures.

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/imperi...-skull-173128/
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Default Re: Large skull. Condor Legion emblem? Condor Legion campaign 1936 skull? Any ideas?

    As these were worn from the Napoleonic Era until 1918 variations are to be expected...
    Yours may have been altered on the reverse to be hung on a wall...
    Cheers, Glenn
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    Default Re: Large skull. Condor Legion emblem? Condor Legion campaign 1936 skull? Any ideas?

    Thank you for that awesome picture, Dwight!

    Luke

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    Default Re: Large skull. Condor Legion emblem? Condor Legion campaign 1936 skull? Any ideas?

    The two compared.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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