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    17th Century "Lobster Tail" Helmet, Probably Dutch or English. A good representative example of this rare piece of European armored headgear, circa 1640, that also saw use in America. The entire helmet with deep dark age patina, an old coat of black paint and some scattered light pitting. The center leather tab on the lobster tail is broken but present, the strip around the edge intact and sound. The ear pieces are missing but the rivets/leather tabs are in place. Although the heart shaped wing nut is original we are of the opinion that the sliding nose piece is an expertly made old replacement. Very scarce and very impressive.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    25th Saturday
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