Lot 9594

Two pith helmets M 1896 for officers of the Protective Troop in East Africa and Cameroon, circa 1900

International Orders & Military Collectibles | O88m | Online auction | 601 Lots

Hammer price € 1,800

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Stiff body with white cotton cover sewn in several pieces, surrounding gold cord, on the forehead metal officer’s cockade, worn green cotton lining, ink stamp "K.A. 1913" (tr. Colonial Office) at the back of the neck, brown leather sweatband. Comes with a helmet covered in white with cloth cord in the national colours black, white and red, on the forehead metal officer’s cockade surmounted by the national eagle in brass (traces of gilding), dark green cloth lining and black leather sweatband. Cords replaced in modern times. Slightly damaged in places, traces of age. Rare.

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Our online auction "International Orders & Military Collectibles" includes 603 lots. The auction starts on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 10:00 am (CET). The pre-sale view will take place from June 16 -19, 2021 from 11 am to 17 pm (CET).