Its just interesting to see what the G.Is', and in this case the Major found appealing when looking for souvenirs. You couldn't have picked up a more "Plain Jane" helmet in 45'.
Very neat helmet indeed, and would love to hear more about your fathers service time in the ETO!
05-13-2015 02:55 AM
I love plain janes. This is the back bone of the Wehrmacht and under appreciated.
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)
Its a nice no decal helmet and given it wont be worth a ton of money I would recommend you keep it with your fathers helmets. The 3 together make a powerful statement IMO.
Agreed, $7-800 doesn't go far these days and the family significance of your Dad and his service will last far longer than a paid electricity/insurance bill or a few restaurant bills.
700/800$ is expensive , 500/600$ is a more realistic price.
Great helmet , keep it and sell it in 20 years but put it somewhere safely , not in the attic or cellar ;-)
Put it on a shelf in your living room together with the others, but DONT part with it !!! 😉😊
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Welcome to the forum, your Fathers collection of items are fantastic, great pieces of family history. Personally I would keep the M40 with your dad's personal effects. They would make a wonderful display in your home and a fantastic talking point when your friends come round. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Sorry for the late reply. Been tied up with my side-job. It sure suks being poor. If anyone says rich people maybe rich, but they have more problems, then I rather be rich, i'll take on the problems! lol!
Yes, at full retail I feel it's worth $7-$800. Reason? It has the original chinstrap unlike the many that don't.
Personally, I would keep it. Your dad brought it home as a warriors trophy and kept it until he passed away. Obviousely it meant something to him. It has sentimental value. $800 bucks can go and come, this particular helmet won't. Once it's sold, your more likely never, ever get to see it again.
Thank you for sharing such an interesting helmet.