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    Prussian Brunswick Reserve Infantry NCOs' Spiked Helmet.

    Lacquered leather body with round front visor and back spine trimmed in gilt. Gilded-eagle front plate with affixed silver Brunswick star and arms with "Peninsula" bandeau. Separately affixed with a silver reservists' cross. The mounting holes in the front body have been enlarged but there are no additional holes present. A 3 ½-inch gilt spike is mounted on a round base mounted to the helmet by four round stud retainers. The cockades are mounted beneath gilded flat chinscales held by simple rosette bosses. Officers' style liner has a 2 ½-inch leather sweatband and rose pink silk headliner. Remnants of a maker's paper label is mounted to the inside crown and the helmet is marked size 54 ¼. The underside of the front visor is trimmed in green morocco; the rear in red morocco.

    Condition: Very good. Light crazing to the exterior with some modest scuffing and light scrapes; the leather sweatband has some vermin damage as does the morocco underlining of the visors; the silk headliner is faded. From the collection of J.T. Hamrick, M.D.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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