Interested in pickelhaubes, would appreciate opinions

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Interested in pickelhaubes, would appreciate opinions

Post by mpb » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:09 am

Though I am not new to collecting militaria, I haven't delved into the world of pickelhaubes ... I would appreciate feedback on this helmet that caught my eye....
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Re: Interested in pickelhaubes, would appreciate opinions

Post by Sandmann » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:47 pm

Unfortunately the pics don’t have a good quality, so it is not possible to see if it isn’t a fake Helmet.
But if real, it is a rare reserve Officer-Helmet of IR 91 (Oldenburg).
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Post by Sandmann » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:10 pm

I‘m sorry, but I would abstain. The Oldenburg-Star looks like fake or somebody took an EM-Star and tried to cut out parts of the Crown to imitate an Officer-Star. It has lack of the fine details of an Oldenburg Officer-Star.
Oldenburg-Helmets are rare items and therefore not cheap. If something appears wrong you should not bid on it.
Here are some examples how Oldenburg Officer-Stars should look like. Compare the Cord, the Crown or the edges of the Coat of Arms.
https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/imperial ... be-237718/
https://www.weitze.net/militaria/72/Old ... 23872.html
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Post by coert65 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:12 pm

I agree with Sandy, the star lacks a lot of detailing which should be on an original.
The helmet might be original, but looks to be made to look like an Oldenburg one.
I'd pass on it too.

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