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Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Post by Francobritishcollect » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:01 pm

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.

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Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Post by Amybellars » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:41 pm

Very nice uhlan. Most don't have the stars and yours have it.

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:43 pm

That's crazy. Like the day it was made. Not even wear to the edge of the painted surfaces. :thumbleft:
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Post by Francobritishcollect » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:33 am

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

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Post by Amybellars » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:54 am

Really really nice. I am envious

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Post by coert65 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:24 am

What an absolute beauty!

Congratulations! :bravo: :bravo:

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Post by Adler » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:48 am

Factory fresh supercondition! Congratulations sir!

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Post by b.loree » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:03 am

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!
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Post by Prussian Garde » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:23 am

Very impressive. Looks stunning, as Brian said, Factory fresh. Amazing!
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Post by 911car » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:07 pm

Parfait!

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Post by b.loree » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:32 pm

Regarding the picture posting problem, tech support has replied and he is looking into the problem. Thanks for your patience everyone.
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Post by pickelhauben » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:37 pm

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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Post by aicusv » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:13 am

Very nice, mine is one of those missing the star.Sorry it won't let post a photo.
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Post by SkipperJohn » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:14 am

Unbelievable!
Congratulations on this un-issued jewel.

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Post by Francobritishcollect » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:08 am

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....

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Post by b.loree » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:20 am

Tech support is looking into the picture posting problem. An outstanding piece Alex!
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Post by Francobritishcollect » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:44 am

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:

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Post by ottodog8 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:42 pm

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.

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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....

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Post by kaiser » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:27 pm

The best i have seen in years a beauty

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Post by verdun16 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:20 pm

just seen this post, never seen in this mint conditions!
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Post by stuka f » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:58 am

Amazing !
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Post by pickelhauben » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:24 am

stuka f wrote:
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Amazing !
Great pic up.
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Post by edwin » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:56 pm

Very nice and thanks for sharing!

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Post by PICKELMAX » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:51 pm

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