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One SS DD M17 Austrian Helm with strange mirrored runes (???) Opinions needed

Article about: Hallo there. I have seen these SS DD M17 Austrian helm with strange mirrored runes, could ist be original?? Many thanks

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    Hallo there. I have seen these SS DD M17 Austrian helm with strange mirrored runes, could ist be original?? Many thanks

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    Sorry the runes decal was not good the foto.Click image for larger version. 

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    Oh John Brandon many thanks, this signifies that ist a good helm, not a weird thing? I will put another foto of the runes.

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    Be careful I didn't say yours was real, I was just pointing out they do exist..........I would wait for others, I'm not going to comment on what I am unsure of

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    Of course John, but has a chance maybe? ist not my helm anyway. Ist from a collector that not sell


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    Be careful I didn't say yours was real, I was just pointing out they do exist..........I would wait for others, I'm not going to comment on what I am unsure of

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    As John pointed out...there are 4 known to exist outof 30 million. The chances that it is real is very low.

    But I am not qualified by any measure to pass judgement. (However the paint is different than the ones highlighted in the other thread (which I remember well )

    Wait for other members (like DougB, etc.) who are the foremost experts.

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    Best to wait for Doug who is one of the few who have physically handled these mirrored types.

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    Many thanks to all. Will wait for the opinions of more experts. Here ist another foto. but the real color is more like silver.


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    Sorry this is a known fake reverse Pocher rune and a fake party decal on an incorrectly painted helmet and wrong shell type. The real ones are a different shell, different color, different strap, Austrian reversed rune, and elongated Austrian police/party decal. This is one of the ones that copies the one I own which is the only published ones in Kellys book. I have seen similar fakes like this one before. Common for fakers to reference a rare helmet out of a book and try to cash in. Your friend should try and get a refund.

    There are actually 3 known to exist, 1 in a museum in Eastern Europe, one in the thread John mentions here and 1 in my collection. I have heard of another in poor condition but never seen it.

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