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Bavarian felt pickelhaube

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:04 pm
by JTD
Hi all, New here, and figured I would try my first post. Showing you a recent gun show find. A Bavarian ersatz that sure looks original to my amature eyes. The crown of the wappen has been removed, I am told, at the end of the war in protest to the Keiser abdicating the throne. Any comments, good or bad, welcome. It has real dry leather, and felt is a bit dark from being in an attic I assume, but still looks good on the shelf. Again, hello, John

Re: Bavarian felt pickelhaube

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:09 pm
by J.LeBrasseur
Welcome to the forum!

Nice Bavarian with nice original kokarden and chinstrap.

Nice find

James

Re: Bavarian felt pickelhaube

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:19 pm
by b.loree
Very nice indeed.....totally original. That chin strap has been fried in a hot attic though. Welcome to the forum!

Re: Bavarian felt pickelhaube

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:02 am
by Spiker
Hi JTD

The helmet is an original ,no doubt ,but I’m not sure about the missing crown story ,I think it would sooner be accidental ,after all ,this crown stands for the Bavarian Kingdom.

Re: Bavarian felt pickelhaube

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:07 am
by joerookery
but I’m not sure about the missing crown story ,I think it would sooner be accidental ,after all ,this crown stands for the Bavarian Kingdom.
After the war Bavaria became a republic and the king abdicated. As a result many of the police helmets removed the crown. Sort of a fashion at the time.

Re: Bavarian felt pickelhaube

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:50 pm
by ww1czechlegion
Congratulations on a very nice find! :thumb up:

Best Regards,

Alan

Re: Bavarian felt pickelhaube

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:08 pm
by poniatowski
Welcome to the forum! Yes, it certainly saw some heat, but i wouldn't try to change a thing about it, just handle it carefully and leave it un-messed with.

:D Ron