Yeah i know who he is, i've seen his input on other forums , must admit he finds some fantastic stuff in Kurland , he has dug all over the place, Dim will probably know him, if it's from him then it should be good.
Must admit as a helmet collector i've never got exited about a bit wire on a lid nor understood why it commands more money !
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
To me the lid looks ok for a bunker find!
I wouldnt dissmiss the helmet to quick either , iv seen photos of other helmets and gear found be this guy and this type of condition is quite common on the stuff he digs , and he digs alot of it ,just my thoughts cheers Raymond
I finally decided and I went for it!! I laredu got some very cool relics from this Digger. Besides the camo helmet I bought a named M40 semi relic. (see pics below) As soon a s I receive them I will do the usual Oxalic acid cleaning and post pictures of the final product.