OLDENBURG – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 19 – CANVAS CHINSCALE COVERS.
This is an interesting wartime Officer’s Oldenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr 19 Pickelhaube. The regiment was raised in 1849, and garrisoned in the capital city (also called Oldenburg). The regiment was assigned to the X. Armeekorps.
The Officer’s Oldenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr 19 spiked helmet’s very smooth leather body is in top condition. Most of the spiked helmet’s furniture, including its wappen, cruciform, pearl ring, trim, and spike is silver-toned. The wappen’s center features a brass sunburst with Oldenburg’s silver Coat-of-Arms in its center. The officers’ stars are made of heavily-tarnished brass. The chin scales are also brass. [PLEASE NOTE: Here is an interesting feature of the chin scales that I have NEVER seen before – they have canvas “foul weather” covers mounted on them! They are similar to the canvas “foul weather” covers found on pickelhauben. Both such covers offered total protection from rainy conditions when they were mounted in place]. The obverse’s final details are a correct blue, red, and gold Oldenburg kokarde, as well as a proper Reich’s kokarde.
The Officer’s Oldenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr 19 spiked helmet’s interior reveals a dark-brown, leather sweatband, along with an attached, well-used, burnt-gold silk liner. ALL of the original hardware is present underneath the silk liner. NO extra holes appear where the wappen is attached. Finally, a label indicates that the pickelhaube’s size is 57 ½ (a bit larger than normal).
This is a very fine spiked helmet from a seldom-seen regiment.