Fake ones can go for that price as well, thats not the deciding factor, its a fake for a number of reasons
Willamketel where on earth are you looking for helmets??? Every one youve posted thus far appears to be trash. I would buy some reference books and study up, and change where you are looking.
Too many guys troll these useless auction sites looking for the needle in the haystack without even knowing what the needle is supposed to look like. It's actions like these that breed fakes like these in the first place.
Looks like ebay as the guys covering up the swastika
The tricolor shield looks too close the the bottom..
Kylesbullets, is this the only problem you can see with this helmet, there are numerous indications as to why its a fake, and more blatantly apparent than the decals, Jims advice re good reference books and personally handling as many real ones as possible is advice well given, it really is the only way to learn, especially with these so called elitist helmets, too many fakes are appearing that have nearly all the qualities of a real one, even makers marks, well aged leather, rubber padding etc
It looks like somebody bought a brand new Chinese copy off ebay and took a sh*t in it, frankly.
Was just stating a reason that I could see clearly. I know there are others to be spotted. Need to pick up a book about German paratroopers......