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1st Empire Shako? 7th Hussards?


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An old collector asked me to try to ID and sell this for him. 

He bought it in Paris in the 1960s.

Any idea what it is?  Someone suggested 7th Hussards.  Someone else said it isn't French at all, but an Austrian 1st Empire Shako. 

Any thoughts? Thanks for the help!










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Thanks, Trooper, I have seen Marbot's shako.  Some similarities, some differences.  Your opinion?

I also note there is some discussion about the 7th Shako's colour changing from yellow to green by Waterloo.

I have also seen the Austrian shako below--again some similarites, some differences.  I need a 1st Empire expert to wade in!



Austrian shako.jpg

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