Good point Steve. I did see the liner and it's in exceptional condition, with the date beneath the leather band.
So how do you guys think the eagle looks? Does it look good? Seems to me the detail is there.
$500.00 is a fair price for a Navy pith helmet in good condition. If the liner is good it is a very hard to find WWII pith helmet.
KM admin piths would go for a bit more than was mentioned by SteveR, IMO, at least double from what I have seen on dealers sites, though dealers often charge top money and then some.
PS, It would be good to see some pics of the liner of the pith and not those of the picklehaube.
Hi Darren, looks fine to me. Nice Kreigsmarine example.
Very good example of a Km officers, made by Karl Halfar and 1941 dated, same as my unbadged example by the same maker.
Thanks guys. You guys have probably seen more of these than I have, is all the staining normal? The stain pattern on the right-hand side is really interesting, almost looks intentional. I wish there was a way to figure out whether the stains are wartime, or post war.
Nice to see the correct interior photos! These caps stain very easily. Most examples I have seen have some kind of mottled look due to staining and light exposure. I would chalk your staining/discoloration up to use and some sun exposure. Perhaps it sat in the window of a shop for a bit of time - that would make strange bleaching marks.