Re: Luftwaffe pith helmet. Original or not ?
Hi and welcome to the forum, this is a good original tropenhelm, I can see that it was also originally a Luftwaffe one as there is the "shadow" in the area of the material to indicate where the original adler was! Jerry will tell you for sure about the time period , but one thing is for sure,that adler is poor compared to the other parts so I would not buy that from the seller! Also ask the question, why has the seller "removed" the original insignia from the helmet? I guess the answer is that they are not this helmets "original" insignia!! Leon. (P.S. Please don't stalk us ,just join in!!) Leon.
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07-16-2013 08:28 PM
upper part of eagle should be open, not filled in, so eagle is fake, but tropenhelm itself is OK. Also don't like the shield pins - sorry - pin