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Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube

Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:38 am

Dear All

A recent acquisition of mine. An enlisted man pickelhaube all vulcan-fiber made with riveted parts as they should be: 7 at the back and 3 at the front.

The front plate is attached by two leather prongs, through two holes drilled into the main body. No grommets around them but I don’t think those hemlets were supposed to have them anyway. The plate is one of those slightly larger ones, rather crudely stamped. Please note the not-so well detailed sceptre and cross at the top of the eagle’s crown.

I think the spike must have been moved at some point because the iner plate has been replaced upside-down, meaning that the curve of the plate faces inwards instead of outwards. The result is that the top spike plate is not flush with the body, hence the gap that can be seen on the pictures. In my view, this must have been done quite a while ago because there is a fair amount of dirt lodged between the top plate and the body. The whole thing is also quite tight. Any opinion from you on how and when this could have been done would be great. I thInk there are theories about those rather frequent spike reconstructions...

For the rest, all your commnets are welcome \:D/

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Re: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube

Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:45 am

Sorry gents, just tried to download pictures but the system does not seem to work...

Will try later.

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Post by SkipperJohn » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:01 am

I can't wait to see the photos of this helmet.
You might try https://imgur.com/

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Post by aicusv » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:03 pm

Link got a load of pictures, none of a helmet
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Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:04 pm

Thanks John. I have tried to download many times today but without success...

I will try the link you suggest

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Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:24 pm

Here we go!

I have created a link using John’s suggestion.

Hopefully, the pictures can be accessed here: https://imgur.com/gallery/b2FitMJ

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Post by SkipperJohn » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:02 pm

aicusv wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:03 pm
Link got a load of pictures, none of a helmet
The link is to a photo download site, like photobucket, except it works.

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Post by SkipperJohn » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:07 pm

Francobritishcollect wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Here we go!

I have created a link using John’s suggestion.

Hopefully, the pictures can be accessed here: https://imgur.com/gallery/b2FitMJ

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You can hit a button next to your photo in the site and add the photo directly to your post.

OUTSTANDING helmet! Wonderful condition for one of those. It just doesn't get better than that.
Several years ago, before the internet, I passed on one of those helmets because I thought it was fake. We didn't always have a resource like Pickelhaubes.com.

John :)

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Re: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube

Post by kaiser » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:48 pm

What a remarkable condition its in
that type of helmet wil survive longer than a felt one thats not questionable
Great find

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Re: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube

Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:03 pm

SkipperJohn wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:07 pm
Francobritishcollect wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Here we go!

I have created a link using John’s suggestion.

Hopefully, the pictures can be accessed here: https://imgur.com/gallery/b2FitMJ

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Alex
You can hit a button next to your photo in the site and add the photo directly to your post.

OUTSTANDING helmet! Wonderful condition for one of those. It just doesn't get better than that.
Several years ago, before the internet, I passed on one of those helmets because I thought it was fake. We didn't always have a resource like Pickelhaubes.com.

John :)
You are so right, John. It is incredible how the internet has changed the hobby to the point where initiatives like this forum have become essential tools to the collectors community,

Alex

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:41 am

Kaiser: 09 July 1997 - 12 October 2010.
Nina: 23 April 2002 - 31 July 2015.
I miss my little Noodles.

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:43 am

I see it now, got the link to work. Textbook Ersatz fibre. Very difficult to find. :thumbright:
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Re: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube

Post by Francobritishcollect » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:13 pm

That is a lovely example, Tony.

Do we know of there were several mafuacturers of those kind of ersatz helmets? I have found it difficult to find clear resources of this subject. From what I have been able to identify, browsing the net and going through some litterature, not all remaining examples are alike. If the construction is similar from one example to the other, some details may differ.

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Re: Enlisted vulcan fiber pickelhaube

Post by Sandmann » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:04 am

Thank you for this post. I would have thought it‘s a fake if you had not confirmed it. Love the Helmet :bravo:
Best wishes, Sandy

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