Gardes du Corps / GDC Helmet please help

Francisque

Member
Hello knowledgeable collector!
I collect german dagger but I like spiked helmet too.
I know this helmet since many years. It's in an old french collection in my area.
I can buy it now but I've any idea about originality.
For the price my guess is in the 6000/7000$ range if original?

Thanks to all for your help & happy new year.

Sorry but I can't download or post photo here....seems I've problem with the format...
I've post on WAF

Thanks a lot.
JC
 

Francisque

Member
I've not look under the cocardes. If I understand correctly I must disassemble the chinstrap & remove the cocardes to find a special mark?
 

JzPf

Active member
…or “GKR“ if it’s to the Garde Kurassier Regt, usually under the left cocarde.
Cheers,
Dennis
 

911car

Well-known member
Not easy without pictures! Is it enlisted type or for officers? In the former case, M91 posts or screws? You received good advice about markings, if it is an enlisted man helmet. Note that GKR helmets are frequently marked at the end of the "lobster tail", next to the silver metal rim.
 
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