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    Prussian Model 1895 Reserve Guard Infantry Officers' Spiked Helmet. Measuring approximately 10-inches tall with a polished leather skull and visors. The front visor is trimmed in gilded-brass; the rear visor is untrimmed. The beautiful gilded-brass guard eagle front plate is surmounted with a silver guard star and reservist's cross. The plate is mounted to the helmet with two threaded posts and square nuts and there are no additional holes in the front. A gilded-brass spine runs from the rear of the spike base to the edge of the rear visor. A 4 ¾-inch tall spike is mounted to a round base which is affixed to the helmet by four star-head threaded studs held by four square-head nuts. Flat gilt chin scales are held by rosettes retaining both the appropriate cockades. The helmet is complete with the 2-inch wide leather sweatband and split silk lining. The underside of the front visor is lined with green morocco leather; the rear visor lined with red morocco. "DRGM" mark just visible on the underside of the spike.

    Condition: Near excellent. Minor crazing to the surface of the skull and visors; spine retaining only approximately 40% of the original gilt. From the collection of J.T. Hamrick, M.D.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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