Colonel Hogan's Right! A Preußen Kürassier Officer

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Colonel Hogan's Right! A Preußen Kürassier Officer

Post by Tony without Kaiser » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:03 pm

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Well here is my retirement helmet.

This is by far the most superb example I have ever encountered of a Preußen Line Kürassier officer's​ Metalhelm. When it arrived I spent the entire evening with my jaw taped shut as I was so amazed my jaw was hanging open.

This elegant pattern with the elongated rear neck guard was predominant after 1899. The nickeled shell with gilt fittings and Preußen Line eagle Wappen was worn by Kürrasier Regts Nr. 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8.

The shell is an absolutely beautiful nickled steel officer's pattern “Lobster Tail” with a mirror finish and gilt trim. The ultra light helmet shell is in flawless as-new condition with no dents, no damage, and no extra holes. Mounted Troops rounded gilt chinscales retain the undamaged leather chinstrap, and are secured with highly detailed Kürassier pattern officer's​ cloverleaf rosettes. Correct large Reichs and Preußen two-piece Kürassier pattern officer's​ Kokarden with single angled ribbing. Interior leather liner and silk skull cap are absolutely undamaged showing only slight usage. Inner back visor is covered with black velvet displays only minor wear. Front Wappen is a beautifully gilded correct Kürassier pattern eagle with a silver Landwehr cross. Spike base is Kürassier officer style with a gilt cruciform spike base and very tall removable fluted silver spike. Inner front visor is covered with green leather with perfect light age crackling.

Close examination of the brass nuts and washers reveals that this helmet has never been taken apart. And as long as I am privileged to own it, it never will be.

In my humble opinion, a Preußen Line Kürassier officer's​ Metalhelm is the quintessential Pickelhaube symbolizing the Imperial German era. And this is as good as it gets.

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Post by Westfront » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:28 pm

A true masterpiece congratulations :bravo: love the cartoon too :D

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Post by Khukri » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:11 pm

:bravo: Tony!!!
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Post by poniatowski » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:17 pm

An excellent example Tony, and as you said, the form is absolutely beautiful!

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Post by Peter_Suciu » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:52 pm

Quite the retirement gift Tony! Congratulations on a fantastic find and happy retirement.

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Post by badener » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:49 pm

\:D/
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:07 pm

HOLY SH** wow!!

Tony cannot say enough, that is one premium helmet

Congrats on the helmet and retirement

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Post by b.loree » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:31 pm

Fantastically excellent helme T!! Congrats on a well deserved retirement and a lovely helmet equal to the occasion. I am very happy for you my friend :thumb up:
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Post by Mc5051 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:20 am

Just beautiful Tony!!
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Post by SkipperJohn » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:05 am

Congratulations Tony on both the helmet and retirement!!
:bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

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Post by glenn66 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:20 am

Amazing find Tony!

So...no more purchases after this? :wink:

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Post by mauihiu » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:30 am

Fantastic!!! Congratulations.
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Post by Dragoner08 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:03 am

A wonderful piece! My Congratulations.

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Post by 3littleweasels » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:31 am

Oh my lord................. :o

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Post by ottodog8 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:09 pm

Tony, an Officer's helmet for you? O tempora o mores!

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Post by Jerry Rehr » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:49 pm

Tony;
The Best of the Best!!!
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Post by 911car » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:35 pm

A reserve helmet for retirement... this makes sense.
Pristine examples of these fragile helmets are extremely rare. Small dings are the rule, at least.
This is really a masterpiece, Tony. Congratulations.

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Post by JohnM » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:23 am

Tony!!! An absolutely stellar example!!!!!

Way to score!!!!

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Post by dick roback » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:34 pm

Tony; That is one sweeeeeet helmet! Congrats. Dick

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Post by Adler » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:04 pm

What can I say :-k ? The others have already used all the compliment words #-o ...

Oh well, it's the best super magnifficent sweeeeeet stellar pristine wonderful fantastic amazing fantastically excellent premium masterpiece of the planet!

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Post by kaiser » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:07 pm

More than a dictionary on words you used there karel
But have one more you forgot to use
A stunning masterpiece \:D/

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Post by pickelhauben » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:51 am

Very nice.

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Post by stuka f » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:32 am

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Post by Pickelhaube » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:36 am

Wow... What a helmet!!!! I can imagine why you had to tape your jaw shut, my jaw is hurting because it fell open when i saw your helmet.

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Post by Lost Skeleton » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:17 pm

Congratulations, Tony! :bravo:

I would be gushing with more inspired superlatives, but I am flat on my back in hospital hooked up to a morphine PCA. Nevertheless, it's nice to have pretty pictures to look at.

Beautiful!
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Post by aicusv » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:21 pm

Lost Skeleton wrote:Congratulations, Tony! :bravo:

I would be gushing with more inspired superlatives, but I am flat on my back in hospital hooked up to a morphine PCA. Nevertheless, it's nice to have pretty pictures to look at.

Beautiful!

There are many of us who could use some morphine after viewing this helmet. Hope all for the best and a speedy recovery.
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Post by edwin » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:26 am

Awesome helmet, congrats :D

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:53 pm

Thanks for the kind remarks. I'm pleased you all enjoyed the Hogan's Heroes theme that I made :joker:

Helmet looks quite good in my Imperial room too.....
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Post by kaiser » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:09 pm

Without a doubt it would look good in your room ,i think it would look good in any collectors room :lol:
When i retire i hope i get olso sutch a beauty like you did,more than a retirement worthy if you ask me

Enjoy your retirement and that shiny helmet :D

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:51 am

To keep the Heavy Cavalry theme going, here is a photo I forgot to post when I opened this thread. Note the straight tail feathers.
Tony without Kaiser wrote:Front Wappen is a beautifully gilded correct Kürassier pattern eagle with a silver Landwehr cross.

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Post by Mappa » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:04 am

Superb =D>

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Post by woznotwos » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:06 am

Its been awhile. Are you selling it yet ? :?
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Post by pickelhauben » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:29 pm

Not to be a buttinski or steal Tony's thunder but I have one up for sale now .

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Post by ww1czechlegion » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:18 am

That is one absolutely stunning, beautiful helmet Tony! Congratulations on a super find!

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