Brass fitted Pickelhaube with helmet plate that has had some repairs to the reverse.This is only visible when removed.
Chinstrap is a good quality replica.National cockade to right side and on left is the state of Hessen rather than Prussia.Unit marked to the rear.Liner in excellent condition.
Approximately 1840s-50s this helmet was worn by Egyptian Cuirassier regiments who were bodyguards to the Khedive of Egypt Muhammed Ali Pasha.He was Khedive or Viceroy/Governor of Egypt and Sudan, a vassal of the Ottoman Empire.
These helmets were made in France and also by Henry Wilkinson of London.The Cuirassier Uniforms of the Khedives regiments followed European military styles of the time particularly France.There is much rust throughout the surface and interior of helmet but this could be cleaned up and removed and improve the appearance.
Crown is missing its dome and half moon spike and there is no chainmail aventail present to rear.Interior liner is also absent.Left side of chinstrap chainmail is present however the right side is missing a part of its attachment.Interior rear neck guard has the aventail chainmail attachment hooks present. Brass helmet centre band and round brass side discs in reasonable condition.There are three dents to the upper crown at front,side and rear.
The front arrow shaped visor guard is rusted but intact.To front right side of helmet crown is white paint that appears to be an accidental occurence at some time.
An unusual and rare helmet.
WW1 M16 Helmet used by the German forces, and into the Third Reich era. Issued to reserve and second line troops well into WW2. High percentage of its Third Reich 'Dunkelgrau' paint remains. Faint stamp to rear interior neck guard. No liner. This helmet was part of a collection brought back by an R.A.F. veteran that we have acquired.
Untouched Turkish Ottoman flintlock holster pistol.Heavy rust throughout lock ,plate and barrel.Brass tang to front of barrel missing.Brass baseplate to butt missing.Maker mark to lock side plate and stamp to brass trigger guard plate.Numerous chips and dents throughout wood furniture.Barrel is slightly loose from furniture.Flintlock mechanism and hammer v stiff and hammer does not lock into position.Trigger is seized tight.Some cleaning and maintenance should resolve these issues.
These type of pistols were used extensively in the conflicts in the Balkans including the Greek Uprisings
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Very nice pennant for 50 years membership in the 'Braunschweiger Landwehr Verband'.Brass hanging rail with pennant in the Brunswick colours and similar coloured tassles.Pennant is 11'' in length and 5'' width.Bottom of pennant has gilt bullion tassles.To centre of pennant is silver metal Brunswick Landwehr badge surmounting silver Iron cross containing words 'For God,King and Empire with date 1875 beneath.Hanging from cross is a gilt pendant containing number '50' and the word 'Jahre'(Years) circled with oakleaves . Some stitching coming away to pennant where it holds the brass rail.
Very unusual wooden chair, we have been unable to find out exactly what this chair is for, but it has been suggested it is a memorial chair for a fallen comrade.The chair has the soldiers name J.Dietrich painted above a wood inlay German helmet with 1914 -1918 and sword within a shield.On either side of the shield is a painted panzer and Panzer badge.A very unusual item, any further information on this item would be welcome.Chair is quite fragile to post so buyer must collect or arrange courier. V.G.C.
Very unusual wooden chair, we have been unable to find out exactly what this chair is for, but it has been suggested it is a memorial chair for a fallen comrade.The chair has the sailors name F. Konig painted above a wood inlay German helmet with 1914 -1918 and sword within a shield.On either side of the shield is a painted U boat and U boat badge.A very unusual item, any further information on this item would be welcome.Chair is quite fragile to post so buyer must collect or arrange courier. V.G.C.
Military medal of the Kingdom of Prussia commemorating The Battle off Duppel 18th April 1864 with Denmark. The medal is in the shape of a cross.Between the arms of the cross is a laurel wreath and in the center is a round medallion.The medal bears the effigy of King Wilhelm I circumscribed are the words WILHELM KOENIG VON PREUSSEN (William King of Prussia).On the reverse depicts a crowned Prussian eagle perched upon a Danish cannon. The top arm of the cross has the word DÜPPEL, the left arm of the cross has 18, the right arm has APR., and the bottom arm of the cross bears the year 1864. Medal is quite worn with replacement suspension ring and ribbon.
Bismarck youth badge from the youth wing of the German National Peoples Party (DNVP) a national Conservative party during the time of the Weimar Republic. Before the rise of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) it was the major conservative and nationalist party in Weimar Germany. It was an alliance of nationalists, reactionary monarchists, and other elements, and supported by the Pan German League.1930s enamel stick pin
Machine woven DRKB(German Veteran Association) emblem.Emblem consists of a white bordered shield with the Imperial German colours beneath the "Kyffhäuserbund," war memorial monument