Hermann Göring’s 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster.
Color photographs of Berlin in full decoration for the 1936 Olympics.
1)A cuirasser’s helmet, Belgium, ca. 19th century.
2)A rare infantry officer’s shako for an assembled grenadier’s battalion, France 1812.
Stiff body in the shape of a truncated cone, brass emblem with crowned eagle resting on rods and shell-guard with grenade; lined, leather chin-straps covered with brass scales, the effigy of a grenade at the cheekpieces; leather brim decorated with imprints and bordered with brass; fabric cockade, with gilt thread and button; red tassel numbered “2”. White fabric lining (slight damaged). Napoleonic period.
Headgear in accordance with Bardin’s regulations of 1812, but subsequent, considering the flared shape of 1814-15. Being a assembled grenadier’s battalion shako, instead of a regimental number, it shows the grenade symbol. Since in this units all tassels would be grenadier’s ones, that is red and spherical, all companies must be distinguished through numbers.
3)A Carabiniere’s cuirass, France, third quarter 19th century.
Strong, iron chest-plate strengthened by a brass plaque, ribbed at the centre, with emblem depicting imperial eagle resting on thunderbolts surrounded by oak and laurel branches. At the back-plate another strengthening brass plaque with remains of leather straps covered with brass chains and buckles; remains of marking at the lower part. II Empire period.
4)A trooper’s helmet, Bavaria, ca. 1900.
5)A cuirassier’s breast- and back-plate, France ca, 1870.