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German Pottery Helmets

Article about: My collection of Pottery helmets with the Swastika on top. I don't know much about them, but I love these Pottery helmets. Coming in different sizes and colours, I have Fifteen so far I got

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    Are they even made in Germany? To me, they look like something made, perhaps in the 60's by a private maker, from the crude workmanship they show. Half century old hand made home kiln products would certainly look similar to these in appearance today. I doubt they would have been allowed in TR Germany as they would certainly have been classified as "Kitsch".

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    These pottery helmets were made in Jersey, Channel Islands, by the Jersey Potteries and were sold as souvenirs at the gift shop at the German Underground Hospital (now called HO8, The War Tunnels). I am guessing but believe it too have been in the 1970's.
    Other than that theres not a lot more to say about them.
    All the best from Jersey,

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    they do have age there
    Just like myself

    The lacquer on them has "crazed" over time, shows they were quickly made..

    They are quite small and don't take up much room, I love them, think they're great

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    Quote by Panzerheld View Post
    They are quite small and don't take up much room, I love them, think they're great
    And if one is collecting for one's own enjoyment that is all that matters.....

    No double ententres either!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I agree with Damien. I have seen many of these for sale on eBay and have been offered a few from Jersey. They are simply tourist souvenirs unfortunately, you see pottery jugs for sale now with similar colours, firing and glazing techniques

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    Still nice to collect though..

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    Nice collection and thanks for sharing I imagine these are hard to find on the internet auction sites because of the Nazi party emblem

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    They do seem to re-appear then disappear.. Haven't seen one for sale for quite a while now.

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