You're right. Zoom in on the areas highlighted on the runic decal alone and it appears to have received the attentions of a black indelible marker or paint pen in several places. Plus the white field looks to have been touched up possibly where indicated?
'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.
01-12-2014 06:37 PM
The crazing on the white field does not look like decal crazing either, much more like paint. The area around your question mark shows that nicely.
Your spot on for me Ned "ol boy!!" I'm with you 100% , pen/paint, whatever it is it is not good! Leon.
by big ned
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Are you referring to the one with the NS pattern decals? That sh*t sold overnight.
Ok sorry I misunderstood.
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Yes, I know the buyer too. It was a pricey one apparently.
Not so nice anymore.....
Thanks for your opinions! Now I believe that this helmet is not so nice anymore.
Once again, if something is too good to be true - its not true.