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Article about: I recently purchased this pickelhaube and cover. As far as I can tell they have always been together the cover has wear consistent with it being on the helmet for a very long time. However t

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    I recently purchased this pickelhaube and cover. As far as I can tell they have always been together the cover has wear consistent with it being on the helmet for a very long time. However the cover has been questioned as a fake. I did not rush into the purchase looking at close ups in Micheal Baldwins excellent FELDZUG books in which several covers of the type I have bought are illustrated. The wear of the cover to me is authentic-i.e not artificially aged up-having collected WW2 German items for over 30 years I saw attempts at artificial ageing which never came close if in the hands. I WOULD WELCOME VIEWS. Good or bad.

    regards

    Mark
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    I honestly don't know much about these things. But if the cover is a fake, then someone has done a damned good job of ageing it!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Outside my area of expertise.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    I hope it does prove genuine because it looks awesome.

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