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Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet, Regiment 8 - 13


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#1 ww1czechlegion

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 09:42 AM

Hello,

Here's a helmet I got lucky acquiring this past November at a sleepy auction that I took a chance and drove 240 miles in order to attend in Kansas City, Missouri. I was very fortunate because there were not any other collectors bidding against me, only 2-antique dealers/resellers.

Worn by a Reserve Officer for Jaeger zu Pferde Regiment 8 through 13.

The fluted spike, spike base, and the top ring on the neck of the spike are tombac color, which signifies Regiments #8 through 13.

Underside of front visor is lined in fine green color calfskin. Underside of back lobster tail visor is covered in a creme color velvet cloth.

The calfskin sweatband has been torn at some point of time, and someone in the past did a fairly good job of stabilizing the tear line, which also helps to hide the tear somewhat.

I also had to replace a missing domed split brad on one side of the front visor, and I found a domed threaded screw for one that was missing from the spike base.

Best Regards,

Alan

 

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#2 ww1czechlegion

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 09:44 AM

Photo #2 & #3

 

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 09:46 AM

Photo #4 & #5

 

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 09:47 AM

Last photo, #5.

 

Best Regards,

 

Alan

 

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#5 SARGE

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:37 AM

Very Nice!  

 

Complete with the proper Prussian and Nationale cockades as well.  



#6 Fred Borgmann

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 11:18 AM

Wow and I thought I was lucky years ago when I found a WWI small size infantry helmet with grey fittings and no cockades!  



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Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:46 PM

Fantastic.



#8 Wake1941

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 11:58 AM

Wow that is an amazing find, thanks for sharing. The condition is fantastic


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