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  • BAVARIA - KOKARDE - SCHIRMMÜTZE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – KOKARDE – SCHIRMMÜTZE – OFFICER

    SKU: 33-337

    $50.00

    BAVARIA – KOKARDE – SCHIRMMÜTZE – OFFICER. This is a kokarde suitable for an officer’s visor cap (Schirmmütze). The exterior is silver-toned, while its center sports either blue paint or (possibly) enamel. It is in very fine condition. It displays the double attachment prongs on its reverse that allowed the kokarde to be affixed to a cap.

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  • COVER - MITRE - OILCLOTH - EITHER ERSTE GARDE REGIMENT ZU FUß OR KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT 1 - KOMPAGNIE NR 7.

    COVER – MITRE – OILCLOTH – EITHER ERSTE GARDE REGIMENT ZU FUß OR KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT 1 – KOMPAGNIE NR 7.

    SKU: 33-367 XJT

    $1,095.00

    COVER – MITRE – OILCLOTH – EITHER ERSTE GARDE REGIMENT ZU FUß OR KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT 1 – KOMPAGNIE NR 7. This is a beautiful example of the oil cloth cover for a Mitre. It is clearly marked for the 7th Company on its interior. It is correct for either the Erste Garde Regiment zu Fuß (EGRzuFUß) or the Kaiser Alexander Garde Grenadier Regiment Nr 1 Bataillon Nr I (KAGGR1). It is flawless and in outstanding condition. Its only tiny defect is that one hook fastener is missing at the bottom. This is a VERY rare accouterment that would complete your Mitre. It is a consignment item. Just like pickelhauben, Mitres also possessed cloth covers to protect them from the elements. The primary difference was that the Mitres’ covers were made from oil cloth rather than linen or cotton. When the Mitres were not being used, they were placed in their covers and stored in the barracks’ Quarter Master’s storage room.

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  • COVER - FOR MITRE - OILCLOTH - EITHER ERSTE GARDE REGIMENT ZU FUß OR KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT 1.

    COVER – FOR MITRE – OILCLOTH – EITHER ERSTE GARDE REGIMENT ZU FUß OR KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT 1.

    SKU: 33-368 XJT

    $995.00

    COVER – FOR MITRE – OILCLOTH – EITHER ERSTE GARDE REGIMENT ZU FUß OR KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT 1. This is a beautiful example of the cloth cover for a Mitre. It has NO unit marking on its interior. It is correct for either the Erste Garde Regiment zu Fuß (EGRzuFUß) or the Kaiser Alexander Garde Grenadier Regiment Nr 1 Bataillon Nr I (KAGGR1). It is flawless and in outstanding condition. The hook fasteners at the bottom are still intact. This is a VERY rare accouterment that is seldom seen and would complete your Mitre. It is a consignment item. Just like pickelhauben, Mitres also possessed cloth covers to protect them from the elements. The primary difference was that the Mitres’ covers were made from oil cloth rather than linen or cotton. When the Mitres were not being used, they were placed in their covers and stored in the barracks’ Quarter Master’s storage room.

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  • COVER - KUGELHELM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    COVER – KUGELHELM

    SKU: 33-295

    $350.00

    This is a canvas cover that was used on a kugelhelm when worn in the field. Before WW I, they were used in the field to protect the helmet’s leather body and metal hardware during rain and other foul weather. With the war began, in addition to protecting the helmet’s body the cover offered some camouflage and protection for the soldier. The pre war brass wappens had made excellent targets for enemy snipers. With the M-1915 helmets, the wappens became subdued and often covered with gray paint, which eliminated the shiny surface. The troops in the field continued to use these covers on their helmets, however, until the M-1916 stahlhelme replaced the pre war headgear. The cover is made of natural cotton. It has an extra large sack to accommodate the kugel (ball) that was mounted atop the helmet rather than a spike. Inside the cover we see printed on three lines: “R.D. ULM 56” “56” refers to the helmet size the cover could accommodate. Overall, it is in very fine condition, with the exception of fading due to age. It is an excellent accessory for your kugelhelm.

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  • COVER - KUGELHELM - CANVAS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    COVER – KUGELHELM – CANVAS

    SKU: 33-78

    $350.00

    This is a superior-quality, beautifully-conditioned, canvas protective kugelhelm cover (Artillerie-Regiment). The canvas covers were used before the war to protect the helmets from bad weather when they were exposed in the field. During WW I they served the same purpose. They also prevented the sun from glinting off brass wappens and fittings to expose their wearers to the enemy’s unwanted attention. [We all know a leather pickelhaube was no protection against a sniper’s gunfire ]! Shortly after the war began, troops in the field also started using a “subdued” (painted gray) wappen. The canvas covers continued in use until the M-16 stahlhelme were introduced. As this was for a kugelhelm rather than a pickelhaube, a shorter extension was used at the top and an area of a greater diameter was provided. The example is in very fine condition.

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  • COVER - MITRE - OILCLOTH - KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT NR 1 - 1894 - KOMPAGNIE NR 10.

    COVER – MITRE – OILCLOTH – KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT NR 1 – 1894 – KOMPAGNIE NR 10.

    SKU: 33-366 XJT

    $1,395.00

    COVER – MITRE – OILCLOTH – KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT NR 1 – 1894 – KOMPAGNIE NR 10. This is a beautiful example of the cloth cover for a Mitre and, obviously, was the first used by the Kaiser Alexander Garde Grenadier Regiment Nr 1 Bataillon Nr I (KAGGR1) after they received their new Mitres. It is stamped with the date, 1894, as well as KAGGR1 and 1CC, on its interior. It is supple, without flaws, and in outstanding condition. The hook fasteners at the bottom are still intact. This is a rare find and an important accouterment for your Mitre. It is a consignment item. Just like pickelhauben, Mitres also possessed cloth covers to protect them from the elements. The primary difference was that the Mitres’ covers were made from oil cloth rather than linen or cotton. When the Mitres were not being used, they were placed in their covers and stored in the barracks’ Quarter Master’s storage

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  • COVER - TSCHAKO - FOUL WEATHER CANVAS  FOR UMPIRE - FIELD MANEUVERS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    COVER – TSCHAKO – FOUL WEATHER CANVAS FOR UMPIRE – FIELD MANEUVERS

    SKU: 33-193

    $795.00

    The Imperial German Period produced a wide variety of headdresses, including pickelhauben, kugelhelme, tschapkas, busbies, and tschakos. Because of the number of regiments, pickelhauben and kugelhelme were the most common. Busbies, tschapkas, and tschakos appeared in far fewer numbers. Canvas foul weather covers were produced for all the varieties. They protected the leather, felt, and even metal exteriors from rain, mud, etc. Today we are offering a foul weather canvas cover suitable for a tschako. It is made of feldgrau canvas. Circling the cover is a red band measuring 2 ½” in width. On the red band’s front the letters “V. A. M.” are stenciled. (They were what one might call “traffic troops” or perhaps a variation of the U.S. Army’s MP’s). The cover is in very fine condition. It has clips in the front and back that secure it to the tschako’s front and back visors. One other detail is a slit on the cover’s top in the front. It allowed the field badge (feldzeichen) to be inserted, so people could determine the wearer’s home state.

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  • COVER FOR PICKELHAUBE - CANVAS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    COVER FOR PICKELHAUBE – CANVAS

    SKU: 04-652

    $275.00

    The canvas covers worn on pickelhauben were pre WW I items that initially were used on helmets to protect them from foul weather in the field. As the war progressed, they were used not only to protect the helmets from foul weather, but to hide the pickelhauben’s bright and shiny state wappens, which provided excellent targets for enemy snipers. As the army expanded and more soldiers entered the field, the M-1915 pickelhaube came into use. Their wappens were subdued (more gray in color) to solve the problem. In 1916, the first of the M-1916 stahlhelme were introduced. The pickelhaube was removed from field service and were only worn at home for parades, etc. Today we are offering an interesting officer’s foul-weather canvas cover for a spiked helmet. Its exterior is the normal gray. When one looks inside, however, one spies a red stripe encircling it. This indicated it was worn by an officer who was acting as an umpire during Field Maneuvers. Along its inside rim, a manufacturer’s stamping is visible, although it is very faint. This type of cover is actually quite scarce, and it is in very solid condition.

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  • COVER FOR PICKELHAUBE OR KUGELHELM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    COVER FOR PICKELHAUBE OR KUGELHELM

    SKU: 04-336

    $495.00

    Canvas covers for pickelhauben, kugelhelme, etc. are always a popular accessory. The white cover is for either a kugelhelm or a pickelhaube. It is different in that it was constructed to allow the ball or spike to protrude through the cover; leaving that portion of the helmet exposed. It was designed this way, and is neatly finished. It is not a matter of somebody snipping off the pouch that would have housed the kugel or spike. The white covers were used by umpires during military maneuvers. I have offered a variety of standard helmet covers in the past, even some with a wide red stripe. The latter were used by officers. The red stripe made it easier for their own men to see them when they were issuing orders. The white covers were to immediately identify the umpires who made decisions on the proceedings during maneuvers. I saw photos of these men, who also wore colored armbands to further identify them. The photos I saw were from the 1903 period, but I would expect these were used prior to and certainly after that date as well. The cover is identical in construction in every way to a conventional kugelhelm cover, with the exception of its white color. This is a very rare accessory, and a picturesque touch for you helmet collectors who want something a little different! This will fit a spiked helmet properly. I just have not taken the time for these photos to fit it completely on the…

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  • CRUCIFORM AND SPIKE - MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN -  FOR PICKELHAUBE - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - INFANTERIE -  EARLY PATTERN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CRUCIFORM AND SPIKE – MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – FOR PICKELHAUBE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – INFANTERIE – EARLY PATTERN

    SKU: 04-762

    $250.00

    This is a very early pickelhaube’s cruciform and spike from the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The piece dates from the 1860’s, and was used by an enlisted man/NCO serving in that state’s Grenadier-Regiment Nr 89 or Infanterie-Regiment Nr 90. It is made of brass. The base is rather vaulted, which is indicative of earlier pickelhauben. Four holes are in the base to attach it to the helmet’s leather body. The spike, which is firmly attached to the base and does not screw on/off like later spikes, is quite an unusual shape. It is fluted, being larger at the bottom and narrowing as it goes higher. It has a small ball at the very tip. This piece is in amazing condition, especially considering that it is more than one-hundred-fifty years-old.

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  • DESK PIECE  - MINIATURE PICKELHAUBE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    DESK PIECE – MINIATURE PICKELHAUBE

    SKU: 04-615

    $195.00

    DESK PIECE – MINIATURE PICKELHAUBE This is a silver-toned pickelhaube that was used as a desk piece, probably on an officer’s desk. It is turned upside down so the pickelhaube’s top (including the spike) is attached to the desk piece’s base. It measures 3 ½” x 3″ x 2 1/4.” The pickelhaube comes complete with a gilt Prussian wappen (which is a bit loose and will move) and moveable silver chin scales. The pickelhaube’s interior has a nut and screw with which to secure it to the base. As for the exact uses for the desk piece, let your imagination run wild! It could have been used as an ashtray, a catchall for miscellaneous small items or a candy dish. How YOU use it is only limited by your imagination.

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  • KOKARDE -  SCHIRMÜTZE - NCO - NEEDING RESTORATION - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    KOKARDE – SCHIRMÜTZE – NCO – NEEDING RESTORATION

    SKU: 33-264

    $10.00

    If you have a schirmütze that is in need of a kokarde, we have an example that needs restoration. The colors are faded, with some light surface-rust. Once you take care of the surface rust, you can paint the kokarde to be for the Reich or any other state that you wish.

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  • KOKARDE - SCHIRMMÜTZE - NCO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    KOKARDE – SCHIRMMÜTZE – NCO

    SKU: 33-265

    $50.00

    This is a mütze or schirmmütze kokarde for the Reich that displays Imperial Germany’s national colors of black, red, and white. It is still mounted to its original sales card. If you intend to actually use it, you will need to remove that paper. As it has never been used, both clips on its reverse are present.

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  • KOKARDE - SCHIRMÜTZE - NCO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    KOKARDE – SCHIRMÜTZE – NCO

    SKU: 33-106

    $30.00

    This is a an NCO’s schirmütze kokarde suitable for any state in the Reich. Each visor cap displayed its wearer’s home state kokarde, as well as the national (Reich’s) kokarde. This kokarde has a red, black, and white center, which denotes that it is for any NCO in the German Army.

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  • PARADE BUSH - TSCHAPKA - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PARADE BUSH – TSCHAPKA – ENLISTED MAN/NCO

    SKU: 33-330

    $550.00

    Here is a correct, ORIGINAL enlisted man/NCO’s tschapka parade bush, which would enable the helmet to be correct for use at parades and more formal functions. It is made of white horse hair whose ends are inserted and held at its base by a metal device. The metal device’s opposite end very much resembles a long paperclip! The “paperclip” measures 3″ in length, and is inserted on the helmet’s side. This enables the bush to be held upright so it can stream down the helmet’s side. It is an important accouterment that instantly changes a tschapka from its “everyday” style to being correct and proper for a parade. If you buy the cap lines offered above AND this bush, you will be able to properly complete your tschapka! We encourage you to contact us for a special price for the pair.

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  • PRUSSIA - FELDZEICHEN - FOR TSCHAKO - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – FELDZEICHEN – FOR TSCHAKO – OFFICER

    SKU: 33-331

    $295.00

    PRUSSIA – OFFICER’S TSCHAKO – ORIGINAL FELDZEICHEN. The Feldzeichen sports a clip at its bottom that slips into an opening at the tschako’s top, just above its wappen. The Feldzeichen is an essential tschako component in that it serves to identify the state from which its wearer hailed. [Naturally, the tschako’s wappen also performs the same function. The combination of the two helps remove any doubts about the headdress’s home state]. Here, the Feldzeichen displays a black velvet center that identifies it as originating from the Kingdom of Prussia. Several rows of silver bullion surround the velvet center. These rows are widest at its edges, with each succeeding row becoming thinner. The silver bullion is what identifies the Feldzeichen as correct for an officer. An enlisted man/NCO’s Feldzeichen would sport cotton edging material. The Feldzeichen’s reverse is covered by a black velvet backing. If one looks quite closely, you can spot some very small moth nips on it. This shows honest age and helps us to be more comfortable that this is the real deal.

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  • SAXON - KOKARDE - SCHIRMÜTZE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    SAXON – KOKARDE – SCHIRMÜTZE – OFFICER

    SKU: 33-260

    $50.00

    This is an original Saxon kokarde for an officer’s schirmütze. It bears the correct green and white colors for that kingdom. It is mint and unused, with the correct two prongs on its reverse to attach it to a visor cap. It can be very collectible without its correct schirmütze. I have seen entire displays of schirmützen, mützen, and pickelhauben kokarden for the various states. It also could be displayed with other Saxon items, such as shoulder boards.

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  • STORAGE CASE - PICKELHAUBE PARADE BUSH AND TRICHTER

    STORAGE CASE – PICKELHAUBE PARADE BUSH AND TRICHTER

    SKU: 04-727 XRH

    $295.00

    STORAGE CASE – PICKELHAUBE PARADE BUSH AND TRICHTER It is a fine pickelhaube storage case that houses the helmet’s parade bush and trichter when they are not in use. The case measures 13″ in height and 5″ in diameter. The cardboard container features a black leatherette exterior. Its exterior shows some scuffing, but remains structurally sound. This is a consignment.

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  • STORAGE CASE - PICKELHAUBE AND VISOR CAP - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    STORAGE CASE – PICKELHAUBE AND VISOR CAP – OFFICER

    SKU: 33-62

    $650.00

    In Germany, I came across a wonderful storage case for an officer’s pickelhaube and visor cap. It was totally different than any I had ever seen. While basically shaped like a pickelhaube storage case, it is not as pointed at the top. This allows for the storage of BOTH headdress pieces. While I routinely see storage cases for either pickelhauben or visor caps, this is a nifty combination of both into one. It reduced the number of cases required when the officer was traveling. It would make a great addition to any headdress collection. Some of the securing straps on the case’s exterior are missing, but the case itself is in excellent condition.

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  • STORAGE CASE - PICKELHAUBE/KUGELHELM - W/SPECIAL PARADE EPAULETTES SECTION

    STORAGE CASE – PICKELHAUBE/KUGELHELM – W/SPECIAL PARADE EPAULETTES SECTION

    SKU: 04-560

    $850.00

    STORAGE CASE – PICKELHAUBE/KUGELHELM – W/SPECIAL PARADE EPAULETTES SECTION This is perhaps the most interesting storage/transport case that we have ever offered. It is far different from the standard pyramid-shaped (i.e., wider at the bottom and narrower at the top) pickelhaube case. THIS case is cylindrical, standing 15″ tall and measuring 12″ in diameter. All of its leather exterior straps are present. As a matter of fact, the straps are what make the case so unusual. TWO different straps secure its two halves together. The first is a conventional strap that is cinched up by a buckle at its end. The other strap has a metal end that is locked into second metal attachment. Unfortunately, the small key that would lock it has been lost to history. A tag is present at the top that I believe lists its original owner’s name. [That said, I am unable to decipher the information]. The case’s interior presents something that is very curious. At first blush, it appears to be a pedestal upon which the pickelhaube or kugelhelm would rest. Upon closer examination, however, we discover that the “pedestal” has a removable lid that reveals an interior that is handsomely-lined with red cotton material! It immediately becomes obvious that a pair of epaulettes was once housed in it. A ribbon is present to tie the epaulettes in place during transportation (similar ties appear in epaulette storage boxes for the same purpose). This is a rather unique storage/transport box that offers the additional function…

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  • STORAGE CASE FOR PICKELHAUBE - KUGELHELM - SCHIRMÜTZE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    STORAGE CASE FOR PICKELHAUBE – KUGELHELM – SCHIRMÜTZE

    SKU: 04-687

    $995.00

    Imperial German Period Storage case that will accommodate an Officer’s Pickelhaube or Kugelhelm and Schirmutze. Today we are offering a very special officer’s pickelhaube/kugelhelm/schirmütze storage/transport case, quite unlike any Storage Case that we have offered previously. To safely transport their headdresses, as well as protect them when not being worn, military officers purchased storage cases . Most such cases are conical, looking much like a cylindrical pyramid, instead this case is round.   This first section of the Storage Case under is a covered single epaulet box. The first thing one sees when the outer lid is removed, if the box is empty, is the epaulet box raised on a platform, making it . Although when it is in full transport mode the schirmütze would be placed over the “epaulet” box. The Storage Case is rather unusual as this internal storage box can contain only ONE epaulet. One would have to store its mate on the upper deck or in the case’s lower section.  To reveal a red cover over the lower storage section, the entire upper deck lifts out (by pulling two ribbons located on either side). The removable cover sports a circular opening in its center to accommodate the helmet’s spike or kugel. This means the helmet can be placed in the lower section WITHOUT necessitating the spike’s or kugel’s being dismounted. Once the helmet and inner contents are packed into place, the top lid is replaced over and strapped down. I should add that all of the leather straps to…

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  • STORAGE CASE FOR PICKELHAUBE OR KUGELHELM - SMALL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    STORAGE CASE FOR PICKELHAUBE OR KUGELHELM – SMALL

    SKU: 04-716

    $250.00

    This is a consignment item. It is a small black leatherette helmet carrying case in excellent condition. Both the carrying strap and its securing hardware are intact. Its exterior is stamped “452 Bayreuth 2.” [Bayreuth, located in Bavaria, is world-famous for its yearly festivals featuring the operas of Richard Wagner]. The case stands 10 ½” tall and measures 11″ across the base.

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  • UNITED STATES - MINIATURE PICKELHAUBE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    UNITED STATES – MINIATURE PICKELHAUBE

    SKU: 04-394

    $125.00

    This is another of the very popular miniature pickelhauben. This example is made of a silver-toned metal. It is not a typical metal helmet (not designed for a küraßier, GdC, etc.). The detail is good enough to reveal it is an American spiked helmet. It measures 2″ x 1 1/4″ x 1 3/8.” Along with the silver-toned exterior comes a gilt-toned wappen, cruciform, and spike. [Initially I identified this as a Prussian pickelhaube. One of my favorite people in the world (and a sharp-eyed bugger to boot) advised me that I had erred describing it. He told me it was in fact a pickelhaube from the United States! I pulled it back out, and had a look. He is 100% correct. The cruciform is different, as is the eagle, of course. The latter is vastly different from those that appear on Prussian pickelhauben. In the last quarter of the 19th Century pickelhauben became very popular with the armies of the world. This was also true here in the U.S. where our army also adopted the pickelhaube. Thanks for clearing up the confusion, Roberto]!

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  • WAPPEN - BAVARIA - FOR PICKELHAUBE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – BAVARIA – FOR PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER

    SKU: 04-658

    $195.00

    This is a prewar brass wappen for a Bavarian pickelhaube. It has a fine brass finish that displays a handsome patina. On the reverse, it features its original attachment clips.

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA -  FOR PICKELHAUBE - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - DRAGONER-REGIMENT - FELDGRAU - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – FOR PICKELHAUBE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – DRAGONER-REGIMENT – FELDGRAU

    SKU: 04-492

    $175.00

    This is a consignment piece. It is a wartime feldgrau or subdued, painted wappen for an enlisted man serving in a Dragoner-Regiment. It is in very fine condition. Both of the clips on the reverse are present.

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - CROSS FOR RESERVE OFFICER - PICKELHAUBE, KUGELHELM, ETC. - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – CROSS FOR RESERVE OFFICER – PICKELHAUBE, KUGELHELM, ETC.

    SKU: 04-693

    $95.00

    This is a reserve officer’s cross that was worn in the center of the eagle’s chest on a Prussian wappen. The brass cross measures 1 ½” x 1 ½.” It is stamped and vaulted as well. The top arm displays “Mit Gott.” The cross’s center sports “Für König und Vaterland,” while the cross’s bottom features the date 1813 for the Napoleonic Wars. The cross is in very good condition.

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - FOR  TSCHAKO - ENLISTED MAN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – FOR TSCHAKO – ENLISTED MAN

    SKU: 04-655

    $150.00

    This is an enlisted men’s wappen. It is from Prussia and sports a fine gilt finish on its pre war brass plate. On the reverse we see a pair of clips that enable it to be fitted to a tschako. The wappen is in very fine condition, overall.

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - FOR PICKELHAUBE - ENLISTED MAN/NCO -  INFANTERIE/ARTILLERIE REGIMENT - M-1915 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – FOR PICKELHAUBE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – INFANTERIE/ARTILLERIE REGIMENT – M-1915

    SKU: 04-599

    $225.00

    This is a fine enlisted man/NCO’s M-1915 wappen. It was used on a Prussian Infanterie or Artillerie Regiment’s pickelhaube or kugelhelm. [Please note the wappen’s wartime subdued gray exterior instead of the prewar brass. It provided a soldier more protection from enemy snipers than did shiny, sunlight-reflecting brass. A further aid against foul weather and sniper fire was a protective canvas cover. Soldiers who served in Artillerie Regiments (kept to the rear) were not in as much danger from snipers as were Infanterie soldiers in the front trenches]. The wappen displays a closed crown, which confirms its non officers’ status. The screw posts are not present. It is a very fine example.

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  • PRUSSIA - WAPPEN - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - GRENADIER STYLE

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – FOR PICKELHAUBE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – GRENADIER STYLE

    SKU: 04-739

    $250.00

    PRUSSIA – WAPPEN – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – GRENADIER STYLE. This is a prewar enlisted man/NCO’s Grenadier-style wappen. [Grenadier-style wappen (also used on certain Dragoner and Jäger zu Pferde Regiments) feature Hohenzollern Eagles with outspread wings rather than the folded-in wings displayed on Line-Infanterie, Küraßier, Ulanen, Feldartillerie, Fußartillerie, and Train Battalion wappens]. As a prewar example, the wappen is made of brass. As WW I progressed, by 1915 wappens usually were made of steel that had been painted gray (subdued) to prevent sunlight glinting off them and betraying their wearers to enemy troops. The wappen measures an impressive 6″ wide from wingtip to wingtip. As it is for an enlisted man/NCO, the crown is closed not open (voided) as it would be for an officer. Its reverse sports two clips by which the wappen was inserted into its helmet’s leather body. Small pieces of leather inserted through these clips kept the wappen in place. These clips are another indication it is NOT an officer’s wappen. Officers’ wappens typically had screw posts attached rather than clips. The example is in excellent condition.

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - FOR PICKELHAUBE - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - INFANTERIE/ARTILLERIE REGIMENT - PREWAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – FOR PICKELHAUBE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – INFANTERIE/ARTILLERIE REGIMENT – PREWAR

    SKU: 04-598

    $275.00

    This is a fine pre WW I enlisted man/NCO’s brass wappen. It was used on a Prussian Regiment’s pickelhaube or kugelhelm. Please note that it has a closed crown, which confirms its non officers’ status. Both screw posts are present. It is a very fine example.

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - FOR PICKELHAUBE - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - PIONIER-Bataillon - PRE WW I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – FOR PICKELHAUBE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – PIONIER-Bataillon – PRE WW I

    SKU: 04-601

    $275.00

    This is an enlisted men/NCO’s silver-toned wappen from a Prussian Pionier-Bataillon. This would have been correct for a spiked helmet. It is a very handsome pre war example. Both screw posts are attached to the wappen’s rear.

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - FOR PICKELHAUBE - ENLISTED MEN/NCO -  INFANTERIE - M-1871 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – FOR PICKELHAUBE – ENLISTED MEN/NCO – INFANTERIE – M-1871

    SKU: 04-526

    $395.00

    This is an enlisted men/NCO’s spiked helmet wappen from a Prussian M-1871 Infanterie-Regiment. The wappen is in very fine condition. Both screwposts with which it is attached to a helmet are present on its reverse. It measures 5 ” x 4 ½.”

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - FOR PICKELHAUBE - OFFICER - LINE-INFANTERIE/ARTILLERIE - PRE WW I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – FOR PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – LINE-INFANTERIE/ARTILLERIE – PRE WW I

    SKU: 04-600

    $325.00

    This is an officer’s wappen from a pre WW I Prussian Infanterie or Artillerie Regiment. The wappen has a fine brass finish, along with the open or voided crown indicating it is an officer’s wappen. Both screw posts are attached to the wappen’s rear.

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - LINE OFFICER - INFANTERIE/ULANEN/ARTILLERIE/JÄGER/TRAIN- ABTEILUNGEN REGIMENTS

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – LINE OFFICER – INFANTERIE/ULANEN/ARTILLERIE/JÄGER/TRAIN- ABTEILUNGEN REGIMENTS

    SKU: 04-777 XKGJT

    $250.00

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – LINE OFFICER – INFANTERIE/ULANEN/ARTILLERIE/JÄGER/TRAIN- ABTEILUNGEN REGIMENTS. This is a high-quality brass wappen that was used by a variety of Prussian Regiments. It is for an officer as it displays the open (voided) crown. Its finish is more burnished. Both posts are present on the reverse. It is in very fine condition!

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - LINE OFFICER - INFANTERIE/ULANEN/ARTILLERIE/JÄGER/TRAIN- ABTEILUNGEN REGIMENTS

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – LINE OFFICER – INFANTERIE/ULANEN/ARTILLERIE/JÄGER/TRAIN- ABTEILUNGEN REGIMENTS

    SKU: 04-776 XKGJT

    $250.00

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – LINE OFFICER – INFANTERIE/ULANEN/ARTILLERIE/JÄGER/TRAIN- ABTEILUNGEN REGIMENTS . This is a high-quality brass wappen that was used by a variety of Prussian Regiments. It is for an officer as it displays the open (voided) crown. Its finish is more burnished. Both posts are present on the reverse. It is in very fine condition!

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - LINE OFFICER - INFANTERIE/ULANEN/ARTILLERIE/TRAIN- ABTEILUNGEN REGIMENT

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – LINE OFFICER – INFANTERIE/ULANEN/ARTILLERIE/TRAIN- ABTEILUNGEN REGIMENT

    SKU: 04-775 XKGJT

    $250.00

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – LINE OFFICER – INFANTERIE/ULANEN/ARTILLERIE/TRAIN- ABTEILUNGEN REGIMENT. This is a high-quality brass wappen that was used by a variety of Prussian Regiments. It is for an officer as it displays the open (voided) crown. The fire gilding is excellent. Both posts are present on the reverse, as well as two nuts and one washer. It is in top condition!

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  • WAPPEN - PRUSSIA - LINE OFFICER - ULANEN/TELEGRAPHEN/LUFTSCHIFFER/PIONIER BATAILLONE

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – LINE OFFICER – ULANEN/TELEGRAPHEN/LUFTSCHIFFER/PIONIER BATAILLONE

    SKU: 04-778 XKGJT

    $295.00

    WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – LINE OFFICER – ULANEN/TELEGRAPHEN/LUFTSCHIFFER/PIONIER BATAILLONE . This is a high-quality silver-toned wappen that was used by a variety of Prussian Regiments. It is for an officer as it displays the open (voided) crown. Both posts are present on the reverse. It is in very fine condition with a fine patina!

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  • WAPPEN - SAXONY - ENLISTED MAN - FOR PICKELHAUBE OR KUGELHELM - LINE INFANTERIE OR LINE ARTILLERIE REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – SAXONY – ENLISTED MAN – FOR PICKELHAUBE OR KUGELHELM – LINE INFANTERIE OR LINE ARTILLERIE REGIMENT

    SKU: 04-657

    $175.00

    This is a pre war brass wappen for an enlisted men’s pickelhaube (spiked helmet) in a line Infanterie regiment or for a kugelhelm Artillerie regiment from the Kingdom of Saxony. The silver Saxon Coat-of-Arms is set against a gilt-toned sunburst. Its reverse sports twin posts by which it can be it can be attached to a helmet.

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  • WAPPEN - SAXONY - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - INFANTERIE/ARTILLERIE - PRE WW I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – SAXONY – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – INFANTERIE/ARTILLERIE – PRE WW I

    SKU: 04-603

    $225.00

    This is a fine pre WW I enlisted man/NCO’s brass wappen from a line-infantry or artillery regiment. The wappen’s sunburst is gilt. The Kingdom of Saxony’s crowned Coat-of-Arms is silver-toned. On the reverse are the simple loops that passed through a pickelhaube or kugelhelm’s holes. A small bit of leather was then be inserted through the loop to keep it in place. It was simple, yet effecti

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  • WAPPEN - SAXONY - FOR PICKELHAUBE  - OFFICER - LINE-INFANTRY REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – SAXONY – FOR PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – LINE-INFANTRY REGIMENT

    SKU: 04-606

    $425.00

    This two-piece wappen is suitable for an officer’s spiked helmet in a Saxon line-infantry regiment. The wappen measures 4 ½” x 4 ½.” It features a gilt sunburst with the Kingdom of Saxony’s crowned Coat-of-Arms in its center. Please note the open or voided crown that is indicative of an officer. No nuts exist for the posts that are on the reverse and which are placed through the leather body’s holes. The wappen’s overall condition is excellent.

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  • WAPPEN - SAXONY - FOR PICKELHAUBE OR KUEGELHELM  - LINE INFANTERIE OR LINE-ARTILLERIE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WAPPEN – SAXONY – FOR PICKELHAUBE OR KUEGELHELM – LINE INFANTERIE OR LINE-ARTILLERIE

    SKU: 04-661

    $175.00

    This is an Saxon officer’s wappen that was correct for either an Infanterie spiked helmet or a kugelhelm for an Artillerie regiment. A silver-toned Saxon Coat-of-Arms appears within a wreath of oak leaves. The coat-of-arms is topped by a silver-toned, voided crown. This device is set on a gilt-toned sunburst. Two screws are soldered on its reverse.

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - KOKARD - NCO (RESERVE) - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WÜRTTEMBERG – KOKARD – NCO (RESERVE)

    SKU: 33-136

    $75.00

    This is a fine pair of Reserve NCO’s kokarden from a Württemberg Regiment. The Reich’s kokarde has a reserve cross in its center. The Württemberg kokarde is black and orange. All of the prongs are in place. I have these attached to a piece of cardboard to keep them safe. The less the prongs are opened and closed, the better. This way, they are fine for collecting for their own sake, or for inclusion on a visor cap

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - KOKARDE - SCHIRMMÜTZE  - NCO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WÜRTTEMBERG – KOKARDE – SCHIRMMÜTZE – NCO

    SKU: 33-281

    $50.00

    WÜRTTEMBERG – KOKARDE – SCHIRMMÜTZE – NCO This is an original Württemberg kokarde for an NCO’S Schirmmütze. It bears the correct red and black colors for that kingdom. It is mint and unused, with the correct two prongs on its reverse to attach it to a visor cap. It even comes attached to the original card with which it was sold. It can be very collectible without its correct Schirmmütze. I have seen entire displays of Schirmmützen, mützen, and pickelhauben kokarden for the various states. It also could be displayed with other Württemberg items, such as shoulder boards.

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