Saxon Enlisted Helmet Shell with "VERKAUFT" marking
Extremely Interesting "Kammerstempel"
Black lacquered helmet body in used condition with brass trim. Brass Enlisted Man Spike and base in the Saxon pattern, front visor trim missing. Two grommeted holes to adapt a saxon frontplate. M1891 side lugs in brass. Inside lining is missing and has remnants of tape and tissue stuck to the sides. We did not intend to remove these but that should not betoo complicated. Most likely the helmet was used in some sort carnival parade or else??
The interesting part here are the issue stamps. We have first of the "101 R" for the 101st Grenadier regiment. Dated/1st Issue "1905". and then later "VERKAUFT". Stating that the helmet was later sold by the "Kammer" to the wearer for private use. We have seen a few of these enlisted man helmets with similar markings but ALL were Saxon?? Very interesting variant for the advanced collector.
- Overall condition Good
- State / Country Saxon