1st item: German WWI era Pickelhaube helmet, hard black leather helmet with leather interior, pressed metal plate to the front and vented spike to the top. Red and white German Empire disks on the right side, the black and white Prussian state disk on the left absent. Illegible inscription to the inner brim. 8 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 9 1/8" L. Circa 1900. 2nd item: Kentucky related World War I era booklet, titled in gilt "A Soldier's Diary," containing approximately 75 autographs. Front inscribed "To Bernard from Margaret, March 24, 1918." Partially printed page shows the owner enlisted Dec. 7, 1917 with the 21st Tr. Battery, Regt. F.A.C.O.T.S., Camp Taylor, KY and was discharged Nov. 16, 1918. Many of the signatures are from Kentucky soldiers. Several also include quotes giving a glimpse into army life, such as "Do you go home. Hell Yes!" and "How about the beds". There are no diary entries. 5 2/3" x 3 1/3". 3rd item: Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary 60 year reign commemorative bohemian glass tumbler, with portrait of the emperor surrounded by a garland with the dates 1848-1908 below. 4 1/2" H. Early 20th century. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Chin strap and left ear disk absent. Oxidation and wear to metal components. Overall wear and cracks to black leather. 2nd item: Overall good condition with slight shelf wear, stains to covers. Slight toning, few minute foxing spots to pages. Signatures in good condition. 3rd item: Wear to gilt rim, otherwise very good condition.
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