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Title Oldenburg infantry helmet plate
Nationality German
Period c 1868
Price £275.00

This was worn by the 91st Line Regiment after its absorption in 1868 into the Prussian infantry, formerly having been the Duke of Oldenburg's infantry regiment. This was a two-battalion unit and the only infantry that Oldenburg possessed. This plate was worn right up until 1918, also in a pressed tin format.

This appears to be made of gilding metal with its nickel centrepiece constructed in two parts. Typically, it has threaded post fittings on the reverse, indicative of its early date, together with its size (slightly larger than the last pattern plate).
One threaded post on the reverse has had a solder repair.
Its condition is excellent - it appears to have seen little use.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : German : 19th Century]


Very pleased with it [the bayonet].

R P, UK, 31.08.2017

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015