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    Hi guys,

    I have been looking at this officers pickelhaube, from the reserves.
    It looks very nice, but is it ok or not, that's my question ?
    It seems to be in very good shape, but with some odd holes in the front under the brass eagle.

    Any comments would be appreciated :-)

    Mfg
    Marc


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    Wish I could help but this one is way out of
    my comfort zone.

    I like what I see and I hope it turns out to be
    good but You really need Adler or Oradour to look
    at it.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    It reminds me of one of those top end copies doing the rounds. The liner looks a bit too new. I don't like the quality of the lettering in PENINSULA and WATERLOO either.
    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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    Marc........looks to be an original Officers helm, probably vulcan fibre not leather, but with that many holes in the front I doubt the wappen is original to it....and it has been added to beef up the price as it is a rarer wappen ! The Officer may well of changed regiments and therefore a change in wappen, but not that many times IMO. If my memory serves me right the spike should be removable (unscrews) for that regiment.....The voided wappen has been touched up, but I believe it to be a correct one for "Füsilier-Regt. Feldmarshchall Prinz Albrecht von Preußen (1.Hannoversches) Nr.73" garrisoned at Hannover and part of X Armee Korps.
    Unless it was cheap (£500 ish) I would not bother.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
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    Steve is the man.

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    Thanks a lot guys ,

    And Steve, that was exactly the kind of quality advise I was hoping for :-) thanks a lot .

    Mfg
    Marc
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    My opinion was purely that, my own opinion. Going off what I see in the pictures I would not buy it, because I would have doubts. The condition is extremely good for a very old helmet. If I were to hold it and look at it properly, then my opinion may well be different. If it is dead right, and you can get it for the price Steve says it is worth, then it has to be an absolute bargain. You would pay £500 ish for a very good OR's Pickelhaube anyway. So to get an officers for the same price, and in that condition is the kind of item that most collector's of WW1 militaria would find difficult to refuse.

    Steve.
    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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    Hi Steve,
    It is not in anyway , I do not appp
    riciate your comment !
    On the contrary, it makes one take an extra look .

    I know now there may be some issues with the helmet, and will follow the economical advice given

    MFG

    Marc

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    a badge swop,but I like it.

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    Just sold at 872,- euros !

    Not to me :-/

    Mfg
    Marc
    Last edited by unimarc; 02-02-2014 at 06:58 PM.
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