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    Imperial German Bavarian Model 1895 NCO's or Officer Aspirant Spiked Helmet.

    An interesting helmet with elements of both enlisted and officer helmets. In all exterior respects it appears as a standard Model 1895 helmet with gilded-brass trim including that for the front visor, Bavarian front plate, spike and spike base and rear spine. The front plate is secured to the helmet with leather thongs and there are no additional holes in the body. The chinstrap is of the enlisted style. The differences appear with respect to this example having the typical officers' type lining with the 2-inch leather sweatband and split-silk lining and officers' cockades. The underside of the visors are trimmed in morocco leather in the officer style. An interesting helmet.

    Condition: Very good. The body has light crazing to the surface in spots and there are a few scratches and bruises; the visors, as usual show more crazing; the gilding is tarnished; the lining is clean and complete. From the collection of J.T. Hamrick, M.D.


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    June, 2019
    9th Sunday
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