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real or fake ? SS decal

Article about: This is easy. A post war painted relic helmet. Helmets with rust holes and corrosion does not have much paint left. Example

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    Hi guys!
    What do you think about the authenticity of this decal?


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    Can we get pics of the whole helmet please, so we can see the decal in context. Pics of the inside would be great to.

    Cheers
    Jason

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    Looks very rounded at the bottom but as stated more photos are needed !!
    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

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    I bought this as a medic helmet...SS in addition
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    My opinion is a 'tarted up' dug relic helmet. With steel as corroded as this one is around the dome and rim, you would see paint and decal remains to a much lesser degree than these - the paint left would be only flecks and patches and a decal remnant would be the same.

    Live and learn, I was caught once with a similar fake decal. Hope you didn't shell out too much and if you did, see if you can return it.

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    The funny thing is that the white paint and red cross must be for aerial identification only as only the Luftwaffe could see it on top of the lid !! As Dan says this looks like a tarted up relic !!
    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

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    This would be a great helmet, even in relic condition, but I'm afraid I don't have much hope for it.

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    Got to agree with everyone else here, would be an excellent helmet if real but I would agree its nothing more than a pimped relic.

    Thanks for posting more pics

    Jason

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    +1

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    Crock o crap this is. May we know the seller site if belonging to a dealer?

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