This helmet is in the top ten of my favorites.Great!
I think I remember this helmet, if I‘m not mistaken.
BRUNSWICK 92ND INFANTRY REGIMENT–1 AND 2 BATTALIONS OFFICER'S MODEL 1897-1912 HELMET WITH BLACK BUFFALO HAIR PARADE PLUME. - James D. Julia, AuctioneersBRUNSWICK 92ND INFANTRY REGIMENT–1 AND 2 BATTALIONS OFFICER'S MODEL 1897-1912 HELMET WITH BLACK BUFFALO HAIR PARADE PLUME. Unusual black lacquered felt helmet body with firm stitching, finish matte showing age but no damage or loss of material. Interior with sweat leather and silk head liner...www.morphyauctions.com
You are right, the auction house back in 2017 was wrong. I fully share your point of view - also after 30 years of collecting .This helmet is in the top ten of my favorites.
It is indeed the same as in your link , but … everything about this helmet is original and that includes the wappen.
It does have some of the gilding left in the corners on the lower part. Just like the spike has only a verry small amount of gilding left in the corners of the pearl ring.
There was never any other eagle on this helmet , the single holes in the helmet , the mark that the washers made , the imprint on the helmet ,no trace of any other marks, some fragments of the lacquer of the helmet stuck to the wappen , it’s all correct.
This helmet is of the same maker of the other helmet I have with the skull , with the EXACT same eagle, I never had two exact the same eagles in my collection before.
If the eagle is a copy , then everything else is a copy too.
But maybe I didn’t learn anything in my 30 years of collecting haubes.
It is! Most collectors simply cannot afford such rare helmets, even if they could be found. Sharing on this Forum for all of us to enjoy is generous and appreciated. Always your photography is stunning Ed. Same with Bruno’s. Incredible photography.You’re welcome Bruno , it is with a wink to Larcade’s books .