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SS helmet---is it good?

Article about: I agree that this decal looks fake and also appears to be attached over rust. Again, without the clear close up it is hard to judge. With a repro chinstrap and the lady stating a price and t

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    Default SS helmet---is it good?

    I have the chance to buy this SS helmet, but I want to get some professional opinions first. The lady also has a black police helmet (which I've also posted). Also, any opinions on value or retail cost? I have no idea, but I don't want to pay too much! thanks!

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    Default Re: SS helmet---is it good?

    hi-i am no expert in these matters but your helmet APPEARS to be a genuine german ss helmet in good condition from world war 2 and would therefore be worth maybe $500 us dollars or more.i am sure other forum members will be able to answer your query better than i.

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    You say a lady ,could this possibly be a relative of a vet from ww2/?read my thread on treating every potential purchase as a fake untill proved genuine by carefull study.the shell looks very clean ,but i know most ss men kept their helmet covers on most of the time ,i hope its genuine for you,las vegas.

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    .The chinstrap on this helmet is a fake. This would put me off the whole thing straight away! Crisp close ups of the decal and paint wear ( if there is any?!) would be helpful to make a diagnosis on the rest of the helmet, but I don't think this one has much going for it at all.And on closer inspection I would say fake decal too!
    Last edited by Isle of Wighter; 08-27-2010 at 11:02 AM.

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    Better photos are needed as these show nothing of any wear on the Helmet or close up of the decal which looks to me like a round bottom ?? or is that just my eyes !!

    Can you also post the Lot number and maker details,

    regards

    Paul
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    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
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    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
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    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

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    She said it has been in her family since 1944. I will ask her for any numbers stamped into the helmet and if I can get close ups of any wear spots and maybe a closer pic of the liner. She said she took it to some 'dealers' and they told her it was worth 3-5 THOUSAND! I will NEVER pay near that amount! thanks

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Better photos are needed as these show nothing of any wear on the Helmet or close up of the decal which looks to me like a round bottom ?? or is that just my eyes !!

    Can you also post the Lot number and maker details,

    regards

    Paul
    Its not your eyes Paul. The decal is a fake as far as I can tell from these photo's. The wear on the decal is inconsistent with the wear on the paint work. And as I have said the chinstrap is 100% fake. Excalibir, as the old mantra goes...'buy the item, not the story'! Makers mark, size and lot numbers would be helpful and better photo's of the liner to distinguish if that is original.

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    Doesn't look like a good one to me.

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    I'm not near as good as most on this site but the first thing I thought when I saw the decal was round bottom fake. Tread lightly on this one. John

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    Not all round bottom decals are fake. But sadly this one is a fake I believe. It would not be one I would feel comfortable with

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