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Rare Baden Artillery Regiment Pickelhaube - Identified Medical Officer

Rare Baden Artillery Regiment Pickelhaube - Identified Medical Officer

Regular price $3,865.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $3,865.00 USD
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Unveil the enigmatic tale of the Baden Artillery Regiment Pickelhaube, a true historical gem that defies convention. This remarkable pickelhaube belonged to a distinguished veterinarian who served with honor in the esteemed 4. Badisches Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr 66. Prepare to be captivated by its unique features and rich military history.

This 100% original pickelhaube showcases an exquisite leather body, although in average condition with some signs of distress, particularly on the right side. The helmet's furniture glistens with gilt, including the wappen, chin scales, spike, trim, and officer stars. The intriguing vaulted chin scales reveal the reason behind this artillery officer's preference for the pickelhaube - he was a veterinarian, essential for the well-being of cavalry units' and field artillery units' horses.

Unraveling the mystery further, this pickelhaube is an identified helmet, featuring a calling card tucked within the silk liner, bearing the name "Dr. Siebert" and identifying the regiment. The exterior is adorned with the correct officer State and Reich's kokarden, displaying an elegant pattern unique to Baden, Württemberg, Hesse, and Saxony helmets.

As we venture inside, we find a well-used brown leather sweatband and a beige silk liner exhibiting signs of wear, akin to a silk stocking. All original hardware remains intact under the silk liner, with NO double holes where the wappen is attached.

Der Rittmeister Militaria takes great pride in offering the finest spiked helmets, or pickelhauben, a fascinating realm within Imperial German Militaria collecting. While our commitment to ORIGINALITY and AUTHENTICITY is paramount, we also prioritize CONDITION and QUALITY. Each pickelhaube is meticulously selected, with hundreds examined to ensure they meet our four critical criteria. As a result, collectors are often delighted to discover their new treasure looking even better than anticipated.

Delve into the rich history of the pickelhaube, designed in 1842 by Prussia's König Frederick William IV for the Prussian Infanterie. Adopted by Germany's states and kingdoms in the mid-19th Century, Bavaria embraced the style in 1886, albeit with a penchant for doing things their way. Interestingly, Bavaria was also the last to authorize kugelhelme for their Artillerie Regiments in 1913.

We extend our warmest recommendation for Jim Turinetti's invaluable reference books on pickelhauben. As the USA's foremost authority on the subject, his works provide unparalleled insights and education for collectors.

Unearth a treasure trove of history with this extraordinary Baden Artillery Regiment Pickelhaube, a prized addition to any discerning collector's repertoire.

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