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Anyone know significance of this cross on a Prussian officer spiked helmet ? Possible trade item !

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Hello!

Kärnten 1918 1919? Some german units were in Kärntnen in the Freikorps era. But did theystil  wear spiked helmet?

 

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Here the helmet ! 

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Seems like a cool piece ! But what do you think a good helmet ?  Is cross wrong on eagle ? 

 

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Hello,

the fact the eagle doesn't have a device, means it probably was a reserve officer, and should wear a reserviste cross (with device!) on the chest, not the one we are seeing here...

And the eagle ghost (marks left by the eagle sitting on the helmet for over 100 years is called that way) doesn't seem to match...

Definitely more pics are needed to check this helmet.

In daylight, inside of the helmet and rear view of the eagle.

 

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I'm the first one to admit I'm a novice medal collector/enthusiast so please correct me if I'm wrong but this helmet seems to be in exceptionally good condition for something that's reputedly a century old.

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I am passing on this trade ! Need to educate myself more on these items !

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14 hours ago, Wessel Gordon said:

I'm the first one to admit I'm a novice medal collector/enthusiast so please correct me if I'm wrong but this helmet seems to be in exceptionally good condition for something that's reputedly a century old.

You may find even in better condition.

...and worse, as well...

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14 hours ago, scottplen said:

I am passing on this trade ! Need to educate myself more on these items !

A wise decision.;-)

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