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 Fahnrich (Officer Candidate) Model 1897. 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 but one hole is wider to the the EM plate. Interior has sweat leather and silk headliner. Both leather and silk are dirty. Inner visors colored red and green as appropriate for an officers helmet.
Enlisted style large Prussian Guard eagle front plate with the Order of the Black Eagle multi piece silver star that DOES NOT have an enameled center. Enlarged holes behind frontplatm although deep marks in leather state that this plate was always on this helmet. Officer round helmet spike base with round domed retainers instead of stars. Top is removable tall "trichter" for holding the white horse hair Parade Plume. Officer back spine. Flat chin scales on rosettes for Regiments of Foot. Officer Prussian and Reichs cockades. White horse hair is an original plume that replaced a damaged and dried out one that was originally with the helmet. Otherwise a rare and original Prussian Guards helmet. Outstanding appearance
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