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 Post subject: a very small garde du corps
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:59 pm 
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Here is a small garde du corps helmet i bought years ago, the crown can be unscrewed and there is felt on the inside.
Has anybody seen other exemples of these little helmets or knows when these were produced?

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The height of the helmet is 8 inches.

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 Post subject: Re: a very small garde du corps
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:54 am 
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Would you say this is a child's size? :-k


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 Post subject: Re: a very small garde du corps
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 12:37 pm 
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i would call it "puppetsize", i think only a newborn would be able to wear the helmet. My first idea was that the helmet was a presentation model of some kind. Unfortunately it's at my parents home, else i would take a picture of the little gdc next to my gdc helmet.
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 Post subject: Re: a very small garde du corps
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Could it be a salesman's sample? I know that there are examples of small swords (about the size of a letter opener) that salesmen used. Perhaps this was used as a sample for private purchase helmets???

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 Post subject: Re: a very small garde du corps
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I've seen these for sale before and I believe they are not that old, possibly still being produced on a "small scale" :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:24 pm 
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I've seen similar British cavalry helmets in scale. These are vintage and were sold as gifts to retiring soldiers, gentlemen, etc.


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