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American Pickelhaube

Post by Peter_Suciu » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:20 pm

Joe knows a LOT more about these than I do, but now is a great time for me to learn. I picked this up on Friday at the MAX Show. The price was absolutely right and I'm blown away to even have this helmet. It came with the original storage tin too.

Any information on this helmet would be appreciated. I know these were used post Civil War by some militia units around the country and likely was a private purchase item.
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Re: American Pickelhaube

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:59 pm

Peter, congrats, these are so rare and to be in that great of shape is wonderful!

Joe has an article on his webpage about these, see link below.

http://pickelhauben.net/an-american-pickelhaube/


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Re: American Pickelhaube

Post by pickelhauben » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:21 pm

Sooooo cool !!

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Re: American Pickelhaube

Post by pointystuff » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:48 pm

Very impressive.

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Re: American Pickelhaube

Post by Sandmann » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:40 am

Congratulations to your nice Helmet :bravo:
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Re: American Pickelhaube

Post by badener » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:19 am

That's a cool find. Congratulations Peter.
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Re: American Pickelhaube

Post by aicusv » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:42 pm

Great find and in wonderful shape. I know that National Guard units in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Connecticut wore "German" spike helmets ( and not the US pattern) there maybe others. I don't believe anyone has ever put together a listing of units. Beside the wearing pickelhaube there was a unit in California that wore the complete uniform for the Leib-Husaren Regt. Nr.1 purchased from Germany.
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Re: American Pickelhaube

Post by Arran » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:43 pm

Very nice Peter! Please e-mail me at [email protected] I tried to send you a PM but it sits in my outbox and won't send...
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Re: American Pickelhaube

Post by kaiser » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:09 pm

Great helmet first time to see one of these

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Re: American Pickelhaube

Post by b.loree » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:04 pm

A tremendous piece of American History Peter ! I love the wappen and cocarde.....red white and blue. At the same time, an example of the influence of German immigration to the US during the 1890’s and early 1900’s
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Post by poniatowski » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:05 pm

THAT is a super example! Congrats!

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Post by edwin » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:19 pm

Awesome find, congrats!

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Re: American Pickelhaube

Post by stuka f » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:31 pm

Love it too!
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