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Another TK-related oddity .................... a 'Heimat' cuff title.

Photo dated 1919.

Just glad to get home alive, I guess !! :cheeky:

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Latest skull addition.

 

Fire-gilded brass, c. 1900.

 

5cm in height .............

 

Appears semi-Prussian, but came from a Brunswick estate.

 

Looks like it has 'three bones'. 

 

The other pix show similar 'three bones' TKs .............. and a Brunswick 'Black Duke' variant worn on early busbies etc. 

 

Another odd one.

Edited by Robin Lumsden

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It is no headgear skull.

It was used on a flask for Reservisten pre 1900. Photo shows a Braunschweig HR17 flask! ;)

Edited by Sergeant 08

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Thanks. Stefan.

 

Confirms the skull as an unusual early Brunswick one for HR17.

 

Probably a veteran thing.

Edited by Robin Lumsden

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Gents

Does anyone have a clearer image of this photograph the soldier on the right appears to have a painted cover on his helmet or some specific art around the left vent?

 

Cheers

Eric

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Soldier on the left seems to have something too but the other has a definite pattern.

btw Thomas I've seen 1918 photographs with the front visor cut off m16 stahlhelme (not the visorless m18) you talk about in your blog, for example have you ever tried operating a 08/15 from a prone position wearing a standard helmet?

Troops wearing their wool caps underneath and what angle he is wearing when stood up come into play,you only really tell in profile of course, the wearing backwards in trenches by ie: mg personal I first noticed 1967 when I was studying Battle of the Somme for a school project.

 

Eric

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What is this? Looks old, dark silver patina back....means nothing....

 

Details like teeth look not very sharp.

 

Ideas?

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The skull in #1759 looks not like a typical busby skull.

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Soldier on the left seems to have something too but the other has a definite pattern.

btw Thomas I've seen 1918 photographs with the front visor cut off m16 stahlhelme (not the visorless m18) you talk about in your blog, for example have you ever tried operating a 08/15 from a prone position wearing a standard helmet?

Troops wearing their wool caps underneath and what angle he is wearing when stood up come into play,you only really tell in profile of course, the wearing backwards in trenches by ie: mg personal I first noticed 1967 when I was studying Battle of the Somme for a school project.

 

Eric

 

I have yet to find a good, clear side view of the visorless hlmet, probably because most men faced the camera when their photos were taken.

It's amazing how left there is to rediscover about World War I.

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What is this? Looks old, dark silver patina back....means nothing....

 

Details like teeth look not very sharp.

 

Ideas?

It could be the sleeve insignia of the Freikorps Elisabeth.

A German dealer offers it:

What surprises me is that both your insignias show the very same conditions and stains (check several places)

Did he just use your pictures?

Regards

Gilles

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It could be the sleeve insignia of the Freikorps Elisabeth.

A German dealer offers it:

What surprises me is that both your insignias show the very same conditions and stains (check several places)

Did he just use your pictures?

Regards

Gilles

 

It was already in another auction and it is the second time for sale. It is the same skull.

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It was already in another auction and it is the second time for sale. It is the same skull.

 

Ok, I first thought it was yours

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It could be the sleeve insignia of the Freikorps Elisabeth.

A German dealer offers it:

What surprises me is that both your insignias show the very same conditions and stains (check several places)

Did he just use your pictures?

Regards

Gilles

I don't know what this is. But, this is not FK Elisabeth. FK Elisabeth is completely different with much more fine detail than this poor quality skull.

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I agree.

Looks to me like a poor quality cast thing.

The real FK Elisabeth TKs looked more like this ..................

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I agree.

Looks to me like a poor quality cast thing.

The real FK Elisabeth TKs looked more like this ..................

Whatever it is, it is no cast skull.

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What is your assessment of this number and the arrowhead shaped design? A possible Abteilung Nr.?

 

Chip

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Could be a standard '800' 1921 tank stickpin ........................ married (unofficially) to the 'arrowhead & number' ??

 

I've seen similar 'arrowhead & number' badges before in a book.

 

Just can't place them.   :banger:

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here's another skull (on a bar) and the mining medal for it.

 

i posted it just in case someone finds the bar without the medal, and wonders what it is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I don't believe the bar belongs to the (miner's?) medal. It is an Austrian Sturmtrupp-Kappenabzeichen. May we see the reverse of the pin?

 

Chip

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