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Old 27-03-21, 11:50 AM
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Default German Cockade - WW1?

I was very kindly given this cockade as a gift. The previous owner felt it was WW1 and possibly Prussian infantry.

Can anyone tell me anything about it please?
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Old 27-03-21, 12:05 PM
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Luke,

I think it is Prussian WW1 as stated. Worn on the 'pork pie' hats.

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Old 27-03-21, 01:52 PM
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deleted, was wrong.
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Old 27-03-21, 02:45 PM
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Here is a Prussian Pickelhaube I'd owned for 30 odd years, but sold on ebay a couple of years ago. A black cockade on the left and red on the right which fixed the leather chin strap to the helmet.

Could it be the same part, but with a centre button added?
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Old 27-03-21, 03:09 PM
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No, it won't be an adapted helmet cockade, the cap cockade is far smaller, worn on the front of the cap.
Thats a nice old helmet, original chinstrap and cockades by the look of it.
It saddens me when some sellers on ebay sell such a wartime M15 helmet by stripping the whole thing down to its components and selling them individually, spike, studs, chinstrap, front peak, back peak, liner, the lot.

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Old 27-03-21, 08:18 PM
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Thanks everyone.

Is it genuine? Looks very delicate to have survived 100 years in that condition.

Found a few in situ.
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Old 28-03-21, 12:30 AM
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This takes me back to being a teen and buying one of these for a very small price. The band was black with red piping which was suggested as aviation troops. The inside of the cap was pretty grotty I recall!

Reluctantly sold it to a guy who was mad for an example on the understanding that it would come back when he changed tack to some other "craze".

Still waiting and he's long dead but I did learn that he had sold it only a month or two later..

We never learn, eh?
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