621. Bavarian M1886/14 Infantry Officers Pickelhaube Helmet

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This leather-shell helmet is size-marked "55" and shows minor crazing over its surface and some very light crackling, primarily on the right rear of the spike base and in the area of the Wappen. The squared front visor shows some light crazing, its brass trim intact, the rear rates very fine over all and the seam stitching is intact around its periphery. The spike base is retained by three-star-shaped rivets and the screw-off spike shows an officers perlring. The Wappen is brass and is a dull ochre patina showing some light remnants of polishing compound in the deeper recesses, it appears original to the helmet. The chin scales rate very good showing a few minor dings and dents and the leather chinstrap beneath rates very good plus to fine showing some light drying and a very small amount of flaking. The left side Bayern officers kokarde rates very fine as does the right side Reich's kokarde. The interior sweatband is nice showing a bit of scuffing, a bit of discoloration and some very light flaking. The interior linen crown liner shows some fraying along its right front edge, the left side still rather nice. The interior of the crown shows some in-writing in pencil "Fiesselmann/ Lt 10 / 7" along with illegible writing lost to the years. The green linen lining in the front visor is starting to bubble and separate slightly along its lower edge, the red interior lining of the rear visor remains very fine. Really a very nice officers helmet overall, still in a very fine state of preservation, further research into its interior markings may prove fruitful. (37879-441AB) [Craig Brown Collection] (0/0) SOLD FOR $1,092.50

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