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    Interested in pickelhaubes, would appreciate opinions

    Though I am not new to collecting militaria, I haven't delved into the world of pickelhaubes ... I would appreciate feedback on this helmet that caught my eye....
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    Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

    Thanks Stuka, Please post pics Mike
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    Askari Schutztruppe Colonial Tarboosh Fez

    Buttons on inner lining of tarboosh for nexkguard
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    Askari Schutztruppe Colonial Tarboosh Fez

    Interior with date stamp as well as button attachment of neck guard
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    Askari Schutztruppe Colonial Tarboosh Fez

    Having difficulty uploading more than one pic at a time....
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    Askari Schutztruppe Colonial Tarboosh Fez

    All comments welcome. Weave is not the typical khaki drill. Colonial Eagle Wappen securely anchored with clasp and stitching. Neck guard attaches to fez/tarboosh with buttons (vs being sewn or attached with hooks). No sweatband as these would have been worn over/cover a fez.
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    Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

    Few more pics
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    Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

    Hello, Cork is solid throughout. No damage or soft spots.
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    Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

    Thanks Stuka, I am also interested in colonial headgear, that of both the native and European soldiers...I am still having trouble dating this fez..
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    Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

    Thanks guys, I was very fortunate to have been offered to buy it from a very old collector from the Netherlands. He has been collecting for decades and shared that few exist, but one other example of this model can be found in the National Military Museum in the Netherlands. I fwas able to dig...
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    Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

    Velvet backed chin scales
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    Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

    Another view
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    Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

    Interior view with manufacturers stamp
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    Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

    This is one of my favorites, it's a senior ranking officer's helmet of the KNIL (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger), ie Royal Netherland's East Indies Army. The gold piping on either side of the front panel indicates rank of a Majjor and above. Quite rare....1880's
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    Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints

    Thanks for everyone's replies, For sake of clarification, my understanding based on Khukri's post is that this tschapka would have been worn/ssued 1914 to?
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