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Article about: Hello all looked for the correct location to post these but really couldn't find any posted for WW1 so I will put them here. Any idea how old these are? They are miniature metal Pickelhaube

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    Hello all looked for the correct location to post these but really couldn't find any posted for WW1 so I will put them here. Any idea how old these are? They are miniature metal Pickelhaube Helmets. Some have a glass insert inside for ink some are missing. I have been buying these when I see them priced right for me but know nothing about them and nothing online I have found dates them.
    Any help greatly apreciated!

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    Difficult to put a date on them, but probably wartime or immediate post war period... and they are very nice too! I have a cast miniature officers Pickelhaube with simulated cover and it is mounted on a marble base. I was told that it was the kind of thing that former army officers liked to have on their desk during the inter wars period.

    Cheers,
    Steve
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    Thanks! Yes I saw yours in a search on here trying to find info on them. Yours is a very nice piece!

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    Just to add to what Steve has already said, I’ve also read that these were given as a gift between the upper echelon in the German army. They are quite exquisite and certainly collectible in their own right.

    Andy

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    Hello,

    I have several different ones of these that I've collected for many years. The majority of them are French made, specifically the ones with the sword or bayonet running through them. I have some with a Lebel style bayonet running through the helmet. I see you also have one with a sort of stylized battle ax running through the helmet. I have one similar to that as well.

    I have one with a French town engraved on the front visor, and the eagle is quite accurate when compared to a Prussian eagle on a full size helmet.

    Best Regards,

    Alan

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    Thanks for the info guys! Not a lot of info on the internet about these.
    I have another one on the way although its finish and Eagle Plate is gone but they are still cool on the salty side.
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    Uber cool!
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

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    I see them occasionally at military shows but have no idea how to date them but
    I think that Steve is probably correct about them being a war time or just post war item.
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    While researching them a few months back I came across this one that sold at auction 2 or 3 yrs ago. Any ideas what Depose means? Would love to own one like this.
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    Quote by ww1czechlegion View Post
    Hello,

    I have several different ones of these that I've collected for many years. The majority of them are French made, specifically the ones with the sword or bayonet running through them. I have some with a Lebel style bayonet running through the helmet. I see you also have one with a sort of stylized battle ax running through the helmet. I have one similar to that as well.

    I have one with a French town engraved on the front visor, and the eagle is quite accurate when compared to a Prussian eagle on a full size helmet.

    Best Regards,

    Alan
    Some pictures of them would be nice!
    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'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

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