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German Pickelhaube - Please help with info

Article about: Hello, I picked this one up on ebay for under \\$300. I do not know a lot about these so any info would be appreciated. Also how did I do on price? What do I need to complete it? I think I nee

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    Thank you for the advice.
    I will do that.

  2. #12


    Reuse the original holes to restitch the visor, the cockade are officer's. See if the metal parts attract a magnet. Also a good clear photo of the inside of the rear visor would help (so we can see the markings).

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    I believe these are the type of cockades you will be needing.

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    For some collectors, cockades are a whole collecting field just in themselves! There are some Enormously rare ones out there. As Glenn said, though, the 2 shown are about the standard normal style to pick up. Now, you have to decide what Province colors you want to have on the left one!

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

  5. #15


    With a Prussian wappen, wouldn't he have to have a black/white cockade?

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    Ah! Good eye! I hadn't even noticed! Yes, a black and white would be the ticket!
    (Gotta love the "Golden Years"! )
    Last edited by Wagriff; 03-08-2015 at 09:06 AM.

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

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