NUMBER OF ITEMS
IN YOUR CART:
 
 (empty) 
 
Militaria artifacts from around the world.
   
  Departments  
 


<b>REFERENCE INFORMATION WEBSITES MENU</b>
––––––––––––––
FEATURED ITEMS
––––––––––––––
KNIGHT'S CROSS with OAK LEAF and PHOTO

LUFTWAFFE STUKA PILOT GROUPING
––––––––––––––
ITEMS BY CATEGORY
––––––––––––––
Artwork & Fine Items
Books & Photos
Edged Weapons
Field Gear & Weapons
Flags & Cloth
Helmets | Hats | Caps
Insignia & Patches
Medals
Postcards & Documents
Uniforms & Accessories
––––––––––––––
ITEMS BY ORGANIZATION
––––––––––––––
Hunting Association
Imperial German
Kriegsmarine
Luftwaffe
Paratrooper
SA - NSDAP
SS
U.S.
Wehrmacht
Other
––––––––––––––
COLLECTOR SERVICES
––––––––––––––
Appraisals & Valuations
Research Services
Internet Website & Email Services
Opinions & Consulting
Consignment Sales

 
 
 
  Helmets | Hats | Caps
 
Item: 1920'S Freikorps Model M16 Helmet
SKU: H-C-FREIKORPS-M16
1920'S Freikorps Model M16 Helmet
Price: $2,100.00

 


 This is a RARE 1920'S FREIKORPS MODEL M16 HELMET with CITY OF DANZIG CREST and LARGE WHITE SKULL and CROSS BONES on its respective sides with owner's name still inside.

This is an exceptionally rare Model 18 style Freikorps Landesverband Danzig (Danzig Home Guard) helmet dating from the 1923/24 period. While showing much age and use, this item is still completely intact, to include the removable chin strap and WWI style three piece inner leather liner, and could still be used today.

The helmet has what appears to be a hand painted shield on its left side depicting the City of Danzig crest.

On the right side, the helmet has a large white skull and cross bones (2 1/4 inches wide by 2" in height), which was utilized as a common theme in the insignia and flags of Freikorps assault units.

Written on the inside back skirt of the helmet is the name of a Gefr. Koster (Corporal Koster), which has been painted in block letters using white paint.

Above that, in what appears to be pencil or faded ink, is the name of another individual, together with a regiment number and some other writing which, although readable, has been partly obscured by wear and dirt and would require a great deal of effort to carefully clean without removing completely.

As an aside, this probably means that this pencil entry related to the original Freikorps member, while the Corporal Koster entry identified him as a Volkstrum member to whom this helmet was probably re-issued again during the 1944-45 period.

By any standard, this is a very rare helmet which merits a centerpiece position in any WWI or WWII German helmet collection.

If you have any questions please email sales@raremilitaria.com

 
ORDER QUANTITY

 
 
VIEW CART  -  CHECKOUT  -  ABOUT US  -  CONTACT US  -  POLICIES  -  SEARCH
Copyright 2017, All Rights Reserved, RARE MILITARIA