The lion in my den

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The lion in my den

Post by skelts1974 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:41 pm

So this happened before Christmas. After scrounging for many months and selling a few military antiques I finally found and was able to afford the helmet of my dreams. It sits proudly on my desk next to my GdC helmets and my French 1840s cuirassier helmet and cuirass.

I managed to sneak it past my wife who is still yet to comment on it - of course if she knew about it I would be a dead man.

The markings on the lions paws and nut sack are clear. The helmet shell is marked Osang, Dresden 1912.
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Re: The lion in my den

Post by skelts1974 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:43 pm

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Re: The lion in my den

Post by edwin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:47 am

Very nice helmet, congrats!
skelts1974 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:41 pm
I managed to sneak it past my wife who is still yet to comment on it - of course if she knew about it I would be a dead man.
:D :D :D :D :D

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Re: The lion in my den

Post by pickelhauben » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:41 am

It is a beauty !!

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Re: The lion in my den

Post by Sandmann » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:18 am

Awesome Helmets...These are my personnel favorites..Hope I will own a Cuirass and such a Helmet someday.
Very very cool :D :bravo:
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Post by stuka f » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:16 am

Super.
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Re: The lion in my den

Post by JohnM » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:41 pm

Very NICE!!!!! That Lion is minty mint! Congratulations on your new acquisition!

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Post by kaiser » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:33 pm

More than astonishing helmets 😲😲😲
These are definitly noticeble in any collection
Very well done 👍👍👍

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Re: The lion in my den

Post by Tony without Kaiser » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:10 pm

skelts1974 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:41 pm
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The markings on the lions paws and nut sack are clear.//
The helmets look stunning but that observation was HILARIOUS!

Congratulations! =D>
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Post by b.loree » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:33 pm

Fantastic helmets, congratulations!
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Re: The lion in my den

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:48 pm

Still on my dream list, nice find

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