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So I was digging through some of the items I have about and came across this.  It appears to be a 1. Garde zu Fuss crest with a couple of attachment points.  Could it be a an officer's pickelhaube emblem?

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I know of them worn on the arm for Btn Lichterfelde 15 RW Brig,  which I have noted as being a Freikorps garde sleeve badge prior. That may be slightly garbled from the source comments made on a photo a man showed of his grandfather wearing it, otherwise appearing to be a standard 1918 soldier photo. I  am sure someone can explain it more fully. Hopefully that gives you something to start with.

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Hi, I recently acquired one of these as well.  Here is the description that was provided. 

Prussia. An Emblem from an 1895 Prussian Guards Officer's Pickelhaube

A finely made helmet plate with period attention to detail, base star in die stamped silver with 4 loop attachment points on reverse, centre with white and black enamel and gilt bronze lettering, measuring 88mm in diameter, overall very fine.

Best Regards,

JustinG

 

 

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On 11/15/2017 at 12:19, Fritz die Spinne said:

I know of them worn on the arm for Btn Lichterfelde 15 RW Brig,  which I have noted as being a Freikorps garde sleeve badge prior. That may be slightly garbled from the source comments made on a photo a man showed of his grandfather wearing it, otherwise appearing to be a standard 1918 soldier photo. I  am sure someone can explain it more fully. Hopefully that gives you something to start with.

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The badge worn by Btn Lichterfelde 15 RW Brig is different than this star and smaller.

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Well, as I now see with the holes in the first posting and the photo proof in the second. I think you have similar devices.  Mine on the back has four loops that most likely attach to a pickelhaube.  Great research and information.

 

Regards,

JustinG

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On ‎11‎/‎25‎/‎2017 at 16:30, 2dresq said:

Well, as I now see with the holes in the first posting and the photo proof in the second. I think you have similar devices.  Mine on the back has four loops that most likely attach to a pickelhaube.  Great research and information.

 

Regards,

JustinG

I saw the one you mention for sale which got me to thinking.  I still have no idea what mine is actually for, but it was sewn onto something.  Definitely good information here.

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