to me it looks like a real relic whit fake decals later addet
Hi Chris, definately the round bottom fake decals! amazing how bad the helmet is rusted but decasl are completely intact, just discolored. Not one I would go after!
This looks like one to send to the dumpster for sure.
Luckily a pretty poor attempt by the faker !!
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
It is a shame that the helmet shell is original and has had a lot of wear, but someone has painted over the rust and they fail to think the original paint would leave the metal showing and just paint over everything. It would be ok for a relic if taken back and remove that crap paint on it, but a relic it is.
I know who that seller is. He sells on ebay and has his own website. He buys relics off of auction sites and then JACKS the price up for his site. I've seen him buy items for $50 and then list them for $250. Maybe someone should contact him and let him know he has fakes.