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German helmet I found in my grandmothers basement.

Article about: Hey guys! I need your help to identify this helmet. Im guessing its a M16 but I could be wrong because Im not very familiar with all the different types of helmets the wehrmacht used duri

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    Thank you guys for your help. I know now that the helmet and the bag werent used by any family member. The canteen is from my grandfather. That might explain the much better condition compared to the helmet and the bag, because their origin must be WW1 according to my aunts knowledge.

    @oradour Your probably right with the bread bag.

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    Also part of the leather strip that is missing. Sadly its the more important part..

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    So what do you guys think could I get for everything? I was offered 350 Euros by an antique dealer today. Seems to be a fair price for its condition.

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    "I was offered 350 Euros by an antique dealer today. Seems to be a fair price for its condition"

    IMO worth a bit more than that ! try here on the classifieds.............let some one here have a chance !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Well Ive never really sold something like this on the internet. Do you have any suggestions on how to do this?

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    In my opinion one thing to consider. The black colour could have it's right to exist if it has some historical evidence: Maye the helmet was repainted after World War One with intent (first banal idea: member of SS)?

    With best wishes and Dear Angustino: Wellcome to the forum
    alter musketier
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    Searching for information, material and items of RAD "Hessen-Sd" (where my father was probably in K-Einsatz, combat engagement, in the Alps in 1945), IR 87 (where my grandfather was during campaign in France in 1940), Gardegrenadierregiment Nr. 3 "Knigin Elisabeth" (where my grand-uncle was at Craonne/Chemin des Dames in France in 1917)

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    Any chance of pics taken outside? Looks to be period painted. Might be an early SS helmet or a helmet used for civil use. I kind of like what I see.

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    M18's are certainly more rare than M16's and this would fetch a higher price than what you were offered.

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    I will make some better pictures for you guys tomorrow. Ill probably put it on the classified board then.

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    I will make some better pictures for you guys tomorrow. Ill probably put it on the classified board then.
    I always encourage people to keep these items in their family. They are part of your family's history.


    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    The helmet and the bag arent related to my family. I know that they were given to my grandparents from a friend after he died. So I dont mind to part with them.

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