10-26-2008 06:16 AM
Re: WWI (?) brodie helmet
Hi Tim, it is not WW1, but it is in fact a WW2 US Civil Defence helmet. The seller was honest. These were white, so the paint will be original. All you need to do is wipe it down with a cloth. I am not sure of values on these, (not what I collect) but I suspect it will be low, so I think you may have paid about the going rate. A bit of research on the net, now you know exactly what you have, should reveal more info.
Here is a link showing another one with decals: