i am not typically a WW.1 collector but every now and again if something German from that period pops up and I like it then I do make the effort and get it for my collection. I was offered these 2 helmets which I loved the moment I saw them, there not perfect and have some flaws but they are near on 100 years old now. The steel helmet is in reasonable order and retains a lot of original paint to the inside as well as the makers stamp on the neck guard and another stamp which I hope you can read in the dome. I could not get a really nice picture of that unfortunately.
The Picklehaube I really like, as you rarely see them with original covers. I know part of the eagle is missing and there are no cockades or chinstrap but to me it looks like something that old should look...although I know other collectors have much better examples. There are some unit marking on the rear neck guard of this helmet but they are just covered in dirt and thats how I am going to keep it. If I clean it I am sure it would clean up well but then the "Character" that has built up over the last decades will be gone forever.
I hope you enjoy seeing them.
All the best from Jersey.