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#BG1 WWI M16 Camouflage Steel Helmet
Original WWI German M16 camouflage painted steel helmet.  Nice example of a German helmet with camouflage fields and black dividing lines hand painted by the German soldier who once owned it.  Classic pigment texture paint only found on originals. Liner is missing but one of the chinstrap buckles is still hanging inside. The steel shell is maker marked on the inner skirt "B.F. 62" attributed to the firm F.C. Bellinger of Fulda in size 62. This helmet came from the estate of Hubert M. Lake who was from Newfoundland and joined the CEF as a driver (Dvr) with No. 15 Canadian Field Ambulance during WWI. You will be e-mailed a copy of the Dvr Lake's entire 44 page service file obtained from Library and Archives Canada, which you can maintain digitally or have printed and displayed with the helmet. The consignor has also listed some of Dvr Lake's Canadian CEF items for sale in the Commonwealth WWI section. This is a good example of a WWI German camouflage helmet that is textbook original, and it's very uncommon to find one with provenance and service file to the soldier who brought it home. $650
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#BG6 Unique NCO Field Cap with Visor
Unique original WWI German field cap with visor. We haven't seen one like this before, and have consulted several other trusted experts on the subject who have agreed it is likely a field conversion / repair or possibly POW item. The hand sewn visor combined with EM/NCO grade cockades suggests it would have most likely belonged to a senior NCO.  Unlike WWII Germany, very few WWI German field made items exist to compare against. The condition is field used, with soiling, patina, and a few scattered small moth nips but overall appealing appearance that can still be nicely displayed on a mannequin head as shown. This field cap came from the estate of Hubert M. Lake who was from Newfoundland and joined the CEF as a driver (Dvr) with No. 15 Canadian Field Ambulance during WWI. You will be e-mailed a copy of the Dvr Lake's entire 44 page service file obtained from Library and Archives Canada, which you can maintain digitally or have printed and displayed with the cap. The fact that Dvr Lake served with a field ambulance unit could support the theory he may have taken the hat from a POW, perhaps one his unit was treating. The consignor has also listed some of Dvr Lake's Canadian CEF items for sale in the Commonwealth WWI section. This is a cool and unique WWI German field cap that was definitely on the battle field with provenance. $250 *On Hold*
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#G1004 M1917 German Size 64
German WWI M1917 helmet in size 64 manufactured by Bell L.  Complete with liner and chinstrap, never cleaned with lots of patina exactly how it should be after 100 years. Steel liner is tightly in place, the leather pads are intact and fairly well preserved without drawstring.  The chinstrap is nice, these are almost always missing as this one is exactly as found and original to the helmet. The steel liner has several well preserved clear ink stamps including 'FCB' over '17' (1917) next to '64' (Size) under the front pad and 'AKF' partially under the rear right pad. Inside the dome is the heat lot code '351S'. Nice!  $925
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#G1001 M1917 German Helmet Unit Marked 2. Machine Gun Kompanie
German WWI M1917 helmet unit marked 2. Machine Gun Kompanie!  The helmet is manufactured by Gebruder Gnüchtel, with faint smelting lot number.  Field grey paint with a slightly glossy finish correct for this maker, never cleaned or polished. The helmet is complete with original M1917 liner and chinstrap.  The chinstrap has an interesting period repair to one end. Faintly marked inside the flange ‘2. M.G.K.’ for 2. Machine Gun Kompanie.   The helmet is also faintly named inside the flange, although I haven’t been able to make it out.  A great piece of history for your WWI helmet collection, with very desirable provenance to a machine gun unit.  This helmet was posted on GHW2 forum by a previous owner, a link to that thread is included below.  Nice!  $1175
 
https://www.ghw2.com/topic/59489-m17-g62/
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#G1025 Breadbag
Original WWI German soldiers breadbag.  Early ochre example in faded service used condition. The type of buttons inside the breadbag are riveted field replacements that required no sewing, commonly encountered on WWI German field repaired equipment.  Nice example of an early breadbag that was field used.  $150
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#G1027 9th Company Bayonet Troddel
Original WWI German 9th Company bayonet troddel.  Excellent example in great condition, likely early war production. Ready to complete a bayonet.  $225
#G1029 Named and Unit Marked Zeltbahn
Original WWI German zeltbahn.  Good condition showing normal service wear with some soiling.  Appears to have most of the original buttons, we noted only a couple missing without any other notable damage.  Named to ZEININGER and unit marked 9/V/180.  A great service used example!  $250
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#G1019 Gas Mask Glasses
Original WWI German glasses for use with the issue gas mask.  This a complete set with the glasses, instructions, spare strap, needle and thread stored in the bottom.  The glasses themselves are in excellent condition with nice glass.  Very nice complete set!  $375
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#G1015 Mess Tin
Original WWI German early mess tin with utensils mounted and stored inside the lid.  Nice honest service example.  $275
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#G1020 Gewehr 98 Ammunition Pouches and Belt Set
Original WWI German Gewehr 98 pair of ammunition pouches and belt set.  Standard two piece Prussian EM/NCO belt buckle with early war brown leather belt that appears to have been period blackened as per wartime regulation.  Pair of 1915 dated Gewehr 98 ammunition pouches, same year of production from different makers. This set came together and is as we received it. Complete WWI belts with ammunition pouches are difficult to obtain and this is a nice example for your WWI mannequin or equipment display.  $250
#G1022 Tent Pole and Pin Carrying Bag Complete with Contents
Original WWI German tent pole and pin carrying bag complete with tent (Zeltbahn) poles, pins for staking into the ground, and rops.  Maker marked and dated 1916 with unit marking inside the flap.  Complete with original buttons and straps still in working order.  This is a great complete set perfect to complete a field gear display.  $165
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#G1017 1918 Infantry Training Manual
Original WWI German Infantry trailing manual printed in 1918 with the more evolved late war tactics. $75
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#G1018 1914-1915 Infantry Training Manual
Original WWI German Infantry trailing manual printed in 1914-1915 with early war tactics. $85
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#G1009 German Gas Mask 
German WWI gas mask set in excellent condition.  This set was brought or mailed home by an American soldier who added a quirk about using it in cigar smoke filled bars.  The note is written on the reverse of the cardboard instruction at the bottom of the container which is often the missing.  Although excellent condition, we think the set was issued and used as the string on the front of the mask has been removed as seen in period photos (One could be easily re-added).  Most impressive is original straps for this gas mask set are in much better than average condition, these are almost always damaged or missing.  A really nice set for any collection!  $500
#G1003 M1895 Prussian EM/NCO Belt & Buckle Set
WWI M1895 Prussian EM/NCO belt and buckle set.  Early brown leather belt that was never blackened, it is uncommon to find surviving belts still in brown leather.  M1895 two-piece brass/nickel Prussian belt buckle.  The set appears to have been together forever and is exactly as received.  Nicely preserved set that would display well on its own or as part of an equipment/mannequin display.  $250
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#G1006 M1895 Prussian EM/NCO Belt & Buckle Set
Prussian EM/NCO belt and buckle set.  Original untouched matching set as found, the soldier has added to Prussian buttons to the field likely to match the support hooks on his tunic, interesting addition.. Belt features several ink stamps to include 2.G.R. unit markings and embossed 'BERLIN' makers mark. The set is in combat worn condition and surfaced in Canada likely taken home as a souvenir.  Nice set. $150

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#G1005 Gewehr 98 Ammunition Pouch
Gewehr 98 ammunition pouch constructed of brown leather.  Very good condition with internal dividers still intact and no damage. No post-war markings, this is a genuine vet bring back example that surfaced in Canada. $60

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#G1002 Prussian Belt Buckle with Leather Tab
WWI Prussian belt buckle of stamped and painted steel construction with original leather tab.  Shows some wear from use but is without damage or repair. Nice example. $125

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M1917 German Helmet with Factory Paint, Si 66
Excellent M1917 German helmet with factory paint, maker Si (Eisenhüttenwek Schlesien, Paruschowitz/ Oberschlesien) size 66.  Complete with the original chinstrap which is very uncommon to find on WWI German helmets.  The chinstrap is in excellent condition, the liner is fragile but also nice with some original liner string.  There is a 'GL' dome stamp still visible.  The helmet is named twice 'LENZEN II' once in what appears to be pencil or coloured pencil, and once in white paint. *Sold*
1914-1918 Heeresgruppe Krompr. Rupprecht von Bayern 1L Beer Stein
1914-1918 Heeresgruppe Krompr. Rupprecht von Bayern 1L Imperial German soldiers ceramic beer stein.  The 1L marking is dead centre indicating the stein itself is likely pre-1918 production. At some point it appears someone dropped the stein (They drank too much?) and then managed to very skillfully repair it.  The repair looks old, I'm not sure how it was done but it's solid and could still be used.  Neat and unique item for a display. *Sold*

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1915 German Bread Bag
German 1915 manufactured bread bag.  Uncommon year, most WWI German field gear items are late war dated.  Nice used condition, nicely marked and unit marked or named with ink stamps.  Depot marked and several repairs for further service at depot level.  Has a great 'been there' look to it, ready for your mannequin or collection. *Sold*

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#G1008 Imperial German Iron Cross 1st Class
Original WWI German Iron Cross 1st Class maker marked on the reverse 'KO' attributed to the firm Königliches Münzamt Orden of Berlin. Nice example never cleaned. *Sold*
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#G1009 Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class
Original WWI German Iron Cross 2nd Class maker marked on the ring 'KO' attributed to the firm Königliches Münzamt Orden of Berlin. Nice example never cleaned. *Sold*
#G1013 Late War Enamel Drinking Cup, Wupperman 17
Original WWI German late war enamel drinking cup, manufactured by Wupperman in 1917 and marked accordingly on the bottom.  Good example with lots of the original enamel coating still present, perfect to complete a field gear display. *Sold*
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#G1016 Trench Flashlight 
Original WWI German early trench flashlight.  Good service used condition, the glass is intact but has a crack. The set has had a named and other information period painted on the reverse and within the battery compartment door.  These old flashlights are pretty basic in construction, I have not tested it and have no idea if it would still work.  Uncommon accessory! *Sold*
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#G1026 S71 Bayonet with Original Scabbard and Frog
Original WWI German S71 bayonet with original scabbard and frog.  Very good example in lightly period used condition.  Nicely maker marked and unit marked. Never sharpened, this bayonet maintains a nice blade.  Scabbard and frog which appears to be original to this set are also in really good condition. Great S71 bayonet set! *Sold*
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#G1030 Tornister Pack
Original Model 1895 WWI German soldiers tornister pack worn by all German enlisted soldiers.  Service used example constructed of leather and canvas. All complete with good fittings. Nicely maker marked and dated 1915 on the leather and unit marked on the interior.  Nice example. *Sold*
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#G1011 Complete Early Gummimasken Gas Mask Set
Complete early Gummimasken gas mask set with all components and straps. The mask itself is a 2nd model Rahmenmaske with the cloth covered coiled spring straps. The early style can is complete and even has the cleaning cloth inside the lid. This is a nice untouched set, a real time capsule. These early Gummimasken sets are very rare compared to late war models and seldom available as complete sets. *Sold*