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.
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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Nice nickel silver ,two piece construction Red Cross Buckle, 1933 pattern Weimar period.Belt leather in excellent condition with stitched nickel D rings.Leather tab stamped '100'
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.
Type B brass buckle with nickel silver front plate.The front plate has been heavily polished to extent that the Ottoman script 'Asakir-Sahane'(pronounced Asakry Shahanah-Sultans Ottoman Army) is very faint.The front plate has at some point been repaired and unusually there is an anomaly in that the belt prongs are on the left side as opposed to the standard right hand side.Perhaps the front plate was during repair reattached upside down or the owner requested the prongs left side as possibly left handed and easier to buckle belt this way.We will never know but makes an interesting slant to an otherwise standard EM's buckle.
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.
The Gallipoli Star or Iron Crescent was instituted by the Sultan Mehmed Reshad V in 1915 for bravery in battle. Some enamel has come away to upper part of star and to lower right. To the reverse is maker marked for "B.B. & Co.".
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