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PrussianGarde

Is this Pickelhaube authentic?

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fritz

No "Garde". I am missing the star on the eagle´s breast.

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PrussianGarde

I know because it’s a replica, I am going to get a star for it. Also unfortunately, I did not have the time, knowledge, or budget to find a better helmet. What should I do to try and up the value of my Pickelhaube?

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PrussianGarde

And also, in the future if I can up the value on the helmet, I will sell it and buy a better helmet. If I have any questions about that helmet, I will post more pictures of that helmet and so on.

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PrussianGarde

Does anyone know where to get a Prussian Garde wappen for a low price (under 175)

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PrussianGarde

I have been searching the internet for them and they are pretty hard to find, so if anyone knows of one that’s available or one that you are willing to sell to me,

i am open to anything you guys recommend.

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PrussianGarde

Hello, I finally recieved the helmet. I have some pictures below. If you want to see any more pictures of the Pickelhaube just ask. It looks like there were markings but they faded away. Thanks and have a good day

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Andrew Upton
3 hours ago, PrussianGarde said:

 

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I forgot to mention this earlier, but further evidence the helmet started out life as a war-time 1915 type is the liner. Pre-war 1895 types seem to have always had black leather liners. Black leather seems to have carried over into some early 1915 types, but the thinner light brown leather shown here appears to be a purely war time economy measure associated with them.

 

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PrussianGarde

Ok, thank you. As a side note I am going to look at the faded markings. Please tell me what they could mean.

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PrussianGarde

I found a marking an took pictures of both sides. Please tell me what you think

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AOK4

54, that's the size.

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PrussianGarde

Ok thanks 

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PrussianGarde

Where should the regiment number be on the helmet?

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PrussianGarde

Ok, I did some looking and I know that the first 5 regiments are Garde regiments and this is a Garde helmet (apparently) and I believe I found a very faint marking which is a 4 (possibly meaning it was a part of the 4th foot guards regiments. I have a picture here of it. This picture is of the rear visor. And thanks Greg for the guide

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PrussianGarde

Can anyone confirm that this is true

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Cnock

marking '4' is not enough,  a  'G'  before would have been better

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PrussianGarde

Ok. Thanks for the info.

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PrussianGarde

Where would this be, still on the rear visor or where else?

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PrussianGarde

I just found that the 54 might not have been the size, because there is an R right next to it. It isn’t evened out with the 54 but it could mean that it is regiment 54? Who knows?E761242D-46F5-4838-8322-27C29B67D2E6.jpeg.b11b48c1281fda6f8bb8d17f8286dca8.jpeg

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mark holden

I would recommend investing in some good reference works on the subject. Having collected a bit myself good books will save you £/$ in the long run. A good start point may be the Feldzug series by the Late Michael Baldwin. The photography and descriptions are excellent.

 

Good luck

 

Mark

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PrussianGarde

Ok, thanks for the info and I will. I am looking into restoring this helmet so it would be nice to know what exact things I would need to make it more valuable.

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PrussianGarde

Should I buy the 1915 version since I own a 1915 model?

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PrussianGarde

I found a stamp that is very faded in the base. Can anyone make out what it might say? Sorry if I am asking so many questions as this is my first ever Pickelhaube.FAD40739-5096-4946-AB8C-2BCF76F1B88B.jpeg.e60390431f68c534cde8b61f02bdf10f.jpeg

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