Is it rare? Please read my posts. (And my PM). I said 3 known. This is one of them or a 4th. They made roughly 30,000,000 helmets in the period. Plus the hundreds of thousands of transitional helmets left over from WW1 and then the helmets produced in the interwar period. So let's say for rough numbers 32,000,000 helmets. Divide that by 4. (Or 3!)
You have a 0.000000125% chance of finding another one (unless you buy mine).
Collectors who've read this thread are enroute to their local antique / militaria / and pawn shops.
Leave the house now. Just go. Buy this helmet (get a 7 day refund policy just in case). Post top quality photos. And turn down all offers till I tell you what these are potentially worth.
I just bought it. What now? This is awesome.
Post the best photographs you can possibly get.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Post photos the same angles, lighting and quality as mine.
I will give you more thoughts. Take close ups of all markings. Are there any names, stencilling, sewn in tags, writing of any kind? If so take pics and describe it.
Do not try to clean it.
Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.
"Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"
As it is not april 1st I assume this is all for real. Well unless you paid many $$$$ for it you probably got one hell of a deal.
Whatever its just an opinion.
Holy shit Well done my friend, you have just won the lottery.
Best thread by a new member ever? Easy win I think.