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17th Airborne Painted Helmet

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    Default Re: 17th Airborne Painted Helmet

    Quote by FALLSCHIRMJAGER View Post
    Hi Gel,i don't think it matters to much whether this was "decorated" in 1946 or 2006,without a clear provenance from the vet who "captured" this lid and painted it,it's not worth diddly squat to a collector.As it stands it,s a ruined M40. Leon


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    It's worth something to somebody who wants it. My Grandpa was in the 17th Airborne and I came across this exact helmet on the shelf of a "reputable" antique dealer in southern CA who sells WWI and WWII rellics. I was pretty excited about the thought of somebody from the 17th bringing it back from Europe and painting it and having it on their shelf as a remembrance of his unit. I've contacted Easy Green to see if it's their work. I'm pretty sad about the possibility that it may have been a commercial reproduction... Nice work of it is and if I'd bought it with that in mind is be fine.

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