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Salty B6 flight helmet

Article about: Hello all, recently I've shifted my focus to USAAF B-17 crew equipment in order to make a display for my great uncle who was the radio operator of a B-17g in January of 1944. Before I go any

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    Quote by Rick W View Post
    At the time i got it, imported leather goods had a 60% Import tax on them.
    I used to sneak things through under the radar with description Old Army / Air Force Jacket and get a value of $100AU put on it.
    Nice work Rick, Bugger on the B3 Hey! an old mate of mine bought that on a B3 import too, but a repro "Eastman"
    Last edited by reneblacky; 12-12-2019 at 09:02 AM. Reason: added text
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Nice work Rick, Bugger on the B3 Hey! an old mate of mine bought that on a B3 import too, but a repro "Eastman"
    That's the chance you take , lol. Oh well the main thing is not to mention "Leather" on the import documents at the sending end

    And if you can massage the price with a dummy invoice on top helps too.

    Or it used to at least .

    Mine's a Rough Wear btw

    Cheers Rick

    Salty B6 flight helmet

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    Quote by Rick W View Post
    That's the chance you take , lol. Oh well the main thing is not to mention "Leather" on the import documents at the sending end

    And if you can massage the price with a dummy invoice on top helps too.

    Or it used to at least .

    Mine's a Rough Wear btw

    Cheers Rick
    Hey Rick have you shown this on another thread? if you have I well missed it!
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by Rick W View Post
    At the time i got it, imported leather goods had a 60% Import tax on them.
    Holy Smokes!! That's a lot!!!
    Is it still that high for leather items? Does that include leather flight helmets???

    Thanks for the info Rick and Rene"

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Hey Rick have you shown this on another thread? if you have I well missed it!
    No I haven't mate.

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    Quote by AZPhil View Post
    Holy Smokes!! That's a lot!!!
    Is it still that high for leather items? Does that include leather flight helmets???

    Thanks for the info Rick and Rene"

    Semper Fi
    Phil
    Ive never had a problem Phil as long as they are described as a "Old Flying Helmet" on the customs declaration .
    Never mention the word "LEATHER" lol or "VINTAGE" and mark the value at $70-$100 AU
    Cheers Rick

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