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Help to ID a helmet insignia

Article about: I picked up this model 16 shell (I am calling it a 16 because it is marked “Q66 (F.W. Quist –size 66 (and per my reference they only made model 16), it was repainted a light blue-green (almo

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    I picked up this model 16 shell (I am calling it a 16 because it is marked “Q66 (F.W. Quist –size 66 (and per my reference they only made model 16), it was repainted a light blue-green (almost a light gray), I could see a decals under the paint on the right side. So I got my paint remover out and gave it a try (there was nothing to be lost-the repaint had to go). So under the paint I found a hand painted insignia, per the photos, could anyone help me ID it?
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    Latvian? If you are interested in selling please let me know. Jim G.

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    Thanks for the information( and all of the PMs), but I think that I will hold on to it for a while, being hand painted, could anyone give me the period where such an insignia would have been used?

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    I have been informed that it may be a Freikorps helmets (1919- 1923) from one of these states. Brandenburg, Hessen or Thuringia. Could this be correct?

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    I have been reading this forum for a long time, but I have just now joined (thanks for the good information). I also have a helmet which have been re-painted, how did you remove the new paint, saving the painted insignia? Do you have any photos of the helmet before the paint was removed?

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