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Ca. 1895 Prussian helmet
« on: July 14, 2016, 10:57:02 AM »
I've had this helmet since I was around 13 years old. My Jr. High school buddy's mom was a WAC stationed in Germany during/after the war, and she brought this ca 1895 Prussain helmet back with her.
I don't remember if I traded a bicycle for it or a uniform jacket, (I was collecting too back then).
I don't know if his parents killed him or beat the tar out of him, for I have long since lost contact with him.
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Re: Ca. 1895 Prussian helmet
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 11:35:10 AM »
Hey Pat...that's a magnificent helmet. Worth quite a few s on the collectors' market, no doubt...especially over there in der Vaterland!
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Re: Ca. 1895 Prussian helmet
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 12:01:36 PM »
Thanks Ian.
Just did a quick web search, and found this helmet, a 1905, could "almost" compare it to mine, but this one is mint, to be had for
  6.500,00. A steal. ;)
https://www.weitze.net/militaria/22/Preussen_Helm_Modell_1905_fuer_einen_Faehnrich_der_Regimenter_Jaeger_zu_Pferde__250522.html

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Re: Ca. 1895 Prussian helmet
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 12:29:58 PM »
That Jager Zu Pferde is priced very high, although it is in immaculate condition.

I believe yours is a model 1862. Stunning helmet, by the way!

This fella has a great reference site for Imperial German headgear...

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/helmets/

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Re: Ca. 1895 Prussian helmet
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 12:39:22 PM »
Stunning helmet

Not sure about 6500, but you could probably buy a car with the proceeds
You'd have more fun with the helmet though?

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Re: Ca. 1895 Prussian helmet
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2016, 12:49:41 PM »
Stunning helmet

Not sure about 6500, but you could probably buy a car with the proceeds
You'd have more fun with the helmet though?

Lee
Thanks Lee, I'd like to put that money in my retirement fund, but my son has always had his eyes on it.
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Re: Ca. 1895 Prussian helmet
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 12:52:26 PM »
That Jager Zu Pferde is priced very high, although it is in immaculate condition.

I believe yours is a model 1862. Stunning helmet, by the way!

This fella has a great reference site for Imperial German headgear...

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/helmets/
You're close Eric, but I've been told it's turn of the century, I'll have to do some more digging.
Thanks for the Pickelhaube Links, haven't seen that one.  ;)
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Re: Ca. 1895 Prussian helmet
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2016, 07:17:36 AM »
Interesting helmet and more interesting that it was brought home by a Woman. I wonder if she was billeted in the home of a former soldier and this was one of the items in the house..

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