Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Fantastic Bavarian Reserve Officers' Model 1897 Pickelhaube.
    A beautiful helmet featuring a black lacquered leather dragoon-style body and polished brass trim. The cruciform base is mounted to the helmet utilizing three threaded brass star-head studs. Each stud retains the inner washer, though one stud, possibly a replacement is of the folding prong variety. The fluted spine is about 4½" tall and is mounted to the helmet with a retaining nut. The large Bavarian helmet plate is exquisitely detailed and has a rather interesting variation German silver reserve cross attached. The plate is affixed to the helmet body via threaded posts and nuts and there are no additional holes in the helmet body indicating the presence of another plate. The polished brass chin scales are complete and in excellent condition. The helmet features a two-piece Reichs cockade and a rather interesting one-piece flat Bavarian cockade. The officers' style liner has a 2½" wide leather band with a scalloped edge and there is no silk lining. There are no personalized markings, dates, or manufacturer's marks present on the helmet. The front visor is slightly loose, the top is slightly dented in, and the body displays some trivial crazing, otherwise the helmet is in fine condition and of a particularly nice quality.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 385

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 March 30 - 31 Americana & Political - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,094,775