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Germany – Pith Helmet – Officer – Colonial

SKU: 33-473

$1,995.00

We are very excited to offer you this excellent officer Pith helmet. It was used in the warmer climates of Germany’s colonies such as China or Africa….

 

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We are very excited to offer you this excellent officer Pith helmet. It was used in the warmer climates of Germany’s colonies such as China or Africa.

It is beige in color and shows some very minor soiling.

Having said that there is NO damage or mothing to the exterior.

There is a cloth band that extends around the helmet.

The rear visor is a bit longer to help with protection from the sun. Some men elected to add a cloth extension to the rear to offer even better protection. We see no sign that this was ever done.

The final detail to the exterior of the pith helmet is an officer Reich kokarde.

The interior of the helmet shows no evidence of manufacturers details. Both the front and rear visor are green. There is the remnant of a chinstrap on one side attached to a metal clip. The other side still has the metal clip in place. We will see some pith helmets that have a chinstrap attached on the front this example does not and never had one.

The overall condition is very fine and we tell you quite candidly that pith helmets are quite hard to find. In twenty-five years of doing this we have seen two. One of then was identified to the future Admiral and hero of the Battle of Jutland Franz von Hipper. As a young officer he spent time stationed in China and certainly had need of such a helmet! We truly wish we had that pith helmet back as it was a real treasure.

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We are very excited to offer you this excellent officer Pith helmet. It was used in the warmer climates of Germany’s colonies such as China or Africa.

It is beige in color and shows some very minor soiling.

Having said that there is NO damage or mothing to the exterior.

There is a cloth band that extends around the helmet.

The rear visor is a bit longer to help with protection from the sun. Some men elected to add a cloth extension to the rear to offer even better protection. We see no sign that this was ever done.

The final detail to the exterior of the pith helmet is an officer Reich kokarde.

The interior of the helmet shows no evidence of manufacturers details. Both the front and rear visor are green. There is the remnant of a chinstrap on one side attached to a metal clip. The other side still has the metal clip in place. We will see some pith helmets that have a chinstrap attached on the front this example does not and never had one.

The overall condition is very fine and we tell you quite candidly that pith helmets are quite hard to find. In twenty-five years of doing this we have seen two. One of then was identified to the future Admiral and hero of the Battle of Jutland Franz von Hipper. As a young officer he spent time stationed in China and certainly had need of such a helmet! We truly wish we had that pith helmet back as it was a real treasure.