Lot 839

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World War I-era German "Pickelhaube" helmet, of the style worn by Bavarian police officers, constructed of lacquered black leather, with a brass cruciform plate at the crown topped with a 4 1/2" brass spike. The front bears a "wappen", or helmet plate, depicting the coat of arms of the German state of Bavaria, two rampant lions flanking a crowned shield, over a banner bearing the designation "Bayern" ("Bavaria"). No chin strap is present, but each side of the helmet bears a lion's head with a ring in its mouth, each beneath a red and black cockade. The interior lacks the silk or leather liner that one would expect to see, but retains a brown leather sweat band size-stamped "58". The metal decorations are secured by metal nuts within the interior. The visors are both slightly deformed and the rim of the helmet shows wear at the sides, else very good.

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November 14, 2018 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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