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Mini Brass Haube

Post by skelts1974 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:06 am

So I just picked up this little beauty. It is about the size of a take away coffee cup, but despite its small size it has real character.

It is made from the brass of a French 75 mm shell. The spike is a Bullet with the cartridge sheaped to form the spike base. I think the wappen is a German collar dog, but am not sure. I love the detail of the Leather strap and buckles, not to mention the kokardes.

I had some trouble getting this piece into Australia. It was initially seized by customs with Australia Post stating that it was ammunition and would be destroyed. They later said I would have to apply for permission to import weapons/ ammunition. After doing so the item was released, without my application being processed. All in all a confusing and contradictory process.

At the end of the day I am glad it now sits on my desk, in front of it’s full size brethren.
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Re: Mini Brass Haube

Post by skelts1974 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:32 am

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Re: Mini Brass Haube

Post by skelts1974 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:10 am

The wappen is a British 14th Kings Hussars collar badge

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Re: Mini Brass Haube

Post by SkipperJohn » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:38 am

Wonderful find!
I love it.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

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Re: Mini Brass Haube

Post by kaiser » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:49 pm

A stunning deskpiece👌👌

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Re: Mini Brass Haube

Post by ww1czechlegion » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:49 pm

That is super cool! :bravo:

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing photos of it with us!

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Re: Mini Brass Haube

Post by Sandmann » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:53 am

Awesome find. Thanks god that it was not destroyed because of this misunderstanding. It is impressive that you recognize the „Kaiser“ at first glance, but it was built only from just a few and simple attachments. Love it :bravo:
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Post by Khukri » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:51 pm

:thumb up:

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:56 pm

Great find, looks good in any display I am sure

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Re: Mini Brass Haube

Post by b.loree » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:35 pm

That is a very cool piece, love it!! I would put that on my desk if I had one :)
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Re: Mini Brass Haube

Post by edwin » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:19 pm

Nice find, congrats!

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Re: Mini Brass Haube

Post by poniatowski » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:55 pm

Now, THAT's cool! What a fun find.

:D Ron
I really do need to know more about this....

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