Huge collection of German helmets women from Singapore
Amy Bellars, a resident of Singapore, has been collecting pickelhaube, German steel helmets and Japanese helmets from the Second World War for 15 years. In the photo is her collection.
“In 2003, my husband introduced me to military antiques and I immediately fell in love with Japanese swords,” says Amy. “I bought my first sword on eBay and brought it to Singapore. However, since Singapore is a country with strict laws, it was difficult for me to import a sword with all the requirements of the police and customs. ”
Due to the difficulties Amy encountered when importing the sword, she decided to refuse to collect edged weapons.
“My husband was worried that I could completely refuse to collect, so he gave me the Prussian Model 1905/06 experimental helmet for my birthday, and with this helmet my hobby began.”
The Pickelhaube , also Pickelhelm, is a spiked helmet worn in the 19th and 20th centuries by Prussian and German military, firefighters, and police. Although typically associated with the Prussian Army, which adopted it in 1842–43, the helmet was widely imitated by other armies during that period. It is still worn today as part of ceremonial wear in the militaries of certain countries, such as Sweden or Colombia.