We are offering a group of helmets from an old bar. The gentleman from whom we purchased the helmets had obtained them from local WWII vets.
For over 40 years ago and had them displayed in his bar and later in his home. The helmets were all "black" from smoke, dust and soot. Although Age of Kings does not normally clean helmets before sales, we felt it was needed with this grouping.
Thus all the helmets have had the exteriors professionally cleaned. Each helmet has beautiful fire gilding to the front plates.
Prussian Guard Infantry Officer Model 1897 that was used by both Guard Infantry and Guard Grenadier Regiments. Black lacquered leather helmet body with fine gilded brass trim. Helmet has good form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer slightly spider crazing but no major damage or loss. No extra holes in helmet body. Interior has sweat leather and silk headliner. Both leather and silk are dirty. The liner is hand lettered with the name "JOE BECKER" who we assume was the US GI who brought the helmet home. Inner visors colored red and green as appropriate for an officers helmet.
Front plate is the large Prussian Guard eagle with the Order of the Black Eagle multi piece silver star with enameled Black Eagle and fire gilt backing underneath the "SUMM CUIQUE", on the eagles breast. Front plate has all original fire gilt. Officer round helmet spike base with removable spike for Infantry and Guard Grenadier Regiments. Officer back spine. Flat chin scales on rosettes for Regiment. of Foot Officer Prussian and Reichs cockades. Bargain price but to cleaning and interior condition. Otherwise a rare and original Prussian Guards helmet. Outstanding appearance.
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