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SS decal-real deal?

Article about: by popcorn what gave it away as a fake? The list is long but think on this ........ it has supposed to have been on the helmet ( and the paint too ) for 70 years!!!!! and really, it looks NO

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    Hi. A SS helmet showed up at a local milataria shop. The owner knows I'm into German WW2 stuff so he offered it to me. Apperantly it was bought from a guy who had it in his family brought from a relative in WW2. Money is really tight so he is willing to trade for my SA dagger. I snapped some quick pics of the decal. It's a Q66 M40 shell lot number 11421. Liner size is 58. To me the decal looks like the one in Kelly Hicks book "SS Helmets a Collecters guide" page 48(second pattern). I could use help here. Helmet decals aren't something I'm used to but if this turns out to be good I don't want to miss out on this oppertunity.
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    Complete reproduction

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    Hello popcorn

    I found this for you:

    SS Runic Decal Reference Section

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    I'd be hanging onto your dagger with BOTH hands!!!!!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Default Re: SS decal-real deal?

    keep the sa dagger this is no good a cheap fake decal added on this helmet.

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    Oh, and please IGNORE any story that comes with any helmet ( unless you REALLY get some hard supporting FACTS ) ....... 99% of the time it is pure & utter fabrication, hearsay and / or embellishment.

    A good rule I have learned ( the hard way ) is "EYES open, EARS closed"!!!!!!

    Cheers, Dan ( keep searching )
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    As the guys/girls have said above, its a cheap repro decal most likely applied to a repainted shell, without seeing the liner, that could be reproduction also, walk away from the deal quickly !!!

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    Thanks all. There appears to be metal in the decal so I wasn't sure. You guys are good. If you don't mind me asking what gave it away as a fake? The book has the tell tale signs as the decal rolling, not hugging the shell and no metal composision. The fakers have gotten alot better since that came out.

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    Popcorn


    Buy some cheap repro SS decals and play around with them as it were, you will soon see the differance, try and handle a real SS helmet also !

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    If this is a Q Shell the have a look at what an an original Q Decal should look like , you will be enlightened !!

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    Popcorn


    Buy some cheap repro SS decals and play around with them as it were, you will soon see the differance, try and handle a real SS helmet also !
    Forget repro decals just study originals !!
    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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