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Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:01 pm
by Francobritishcollect
Dear All

A recent acquisition in an exceptional condition. I would qualify it of mint.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to post pictures as an attachment so please find the link here: https://imgur.com/gallery/emxpf9S

The helmet is clearly unissued. On inspection, it would seem that it was never fitted with the state cockade either (therefore missing). All grey metal fittings are matching in colour, including the Guard star which has clearly been attached to the adler since production.

Nice neat maker inside (sorry the picture is not very clear though) “Moritz Stecher sa. Freiburg. 1916”.

Please feel free to comment as you wish and Merry Christmas to you all.

Best

Alex

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:41 pm
by Amybellars
Very nice uhlan. Most don't have the stars and yours have it.

Congrats

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:43 pm
by Tony without Kaiser
That's crazy. Like the day it was made. Not even wear to the edge of the painted surfaces. :thumbleft:

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:33 am
by Francobritishcollect
I know, it is crazy! At first, I even wondered where the catch was...

The interior is even more mouth dropping :-? See here: https://imgur.com/gallery/9tk5Cka

BTW: my 100th post today !!! \:D/
Best

Alex

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:54 am
by Amybellars
Really really nice. I am envious

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:24 am
by coert65
What an absolute beauty!

Congratulations! :bravo: :bravo:

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:48 am
by Adler
Factory fresh supercondition! Congratulations sir!

Adler

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:03 am
by b.loree
Factory fresh right off the assembly line!! I have never seen an M15 tschapka in such mint condition and with the Garde stern. That is a superbe find!

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:23 am
by Prussian Garde
Very impressive. Looks stunning, as Brian said, Factory fresh. Amazing!

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:07 pm
by 911car
Parfait!

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:32 pm
by b.loree
Regarding the picture posting problem, tech support has replied and he is looking into the problem. Thanks for your patience everyone.

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:37 pm
by pickelhauben
She is a beauty.
Let me help you out with a few pics.
It has got to be a bond helmet.
The stars is a standard Garde star.
It my not be correct but looks great on the helmet.
When these were found I do believe that there were no stars on them.
The bond drive flyers show the same helmet with holes on the front were the star should go.
I have a Garde star on mine and I am cool with that.

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Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:13 am
by aicusv
Very nice, mine is one of those missing the star.Sorry it won't let post a photo.

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:14 am
by SkipperJohn
Unbelievable!
Congratulations on this un-issued jewel.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:08 am
by Francobritishcollect
Dear All

Thank you for your nice comments :thumb up:

Brian - I think the picture loading issue has been going on for some times but hey, there is always a way to get round things ! Thank you to you and the rest of the team for making that great forum available to us all.

Like some of you, I initially thought that the helmet was a bond helmet but a thorough inspection of it has made me think otherwise. The helmet seems to have seem to have been kept in hay because there is some trace of it left in the interior, between the liner and the skull. Bond helmets would typically be displayed as sorts of war trophies on mantelpieces, cupboards, etc. This one was definitely not, hence the perfect condition. Just a thought....

Best

Alex

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:20 am
by b.loree
Tech support is looking into the picture posting problem. An outstanding piece Alex!

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:44 am
by Francobritishcollect
b.loree wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:20 am
Tech support is looking into the picture posting problem. An outstanding piece Alex!
Thank you Brian :thumb up: :thumb up:

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:42 pm
by ottodog8
I believe 90% or more of the M15s in existence were Bond helmets, especially those that are in excellent condition. The hay could also be excelsior, either of which could have been used in packing at some point in the helmet’s existence.

Steve

[quote=Francobritishcollect post_id=94215 time=1577282918 user_id=4527

Dear All

Thank you for your nice comments :thumb up:

Brian - I think the picture loading issue has been going on for some times but hey, there is always a way to get round things ! Thank you to you and the rest of the team for making that great forum available to us all.

Like some of you, I initially thought that the helmet was a bond helmet but a thorough inspection of it has made me think otherwise. The helmet seems to have seem to have been kept in hay because there is some trace of it left in the interior, between the liner and the skull. Bond helmets would typically be displayed as sorts of war trophies on mantelpieces, cupboards, etc. This one was definitely not, hence the perfect condition. Just a thought....

Best

Alex
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Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:27 pm
by kaiser
The best i have seen in years a beauty

Jonas

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:20 pm
by verdun16
just seen this post, never seen in this mint conditions!
verdun16

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:58 am
by stuka f
Amazing !
Great pic up.

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:24 am
by pickelhauben
stuka f wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:58 am
Amazing !
Great pic up.
Thanks.

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:56 pm
by edwin
Very nice and thanks for sharing!

Regards,

Edwin

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:51 pm
by PICKELMAX
Superbe!