Crasy price ,I could have bought one 2 years ago for 400$ on a fishing trip in Missouri I did not have any money on me so I had to go back to the fishing camp just 2 houres later the helmet had been sold .(I was not happy but did found one in Kansas about a year later for 500$ out in no where)
IMO is a good price for this DD helmet is around 2500 USD
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this one old korean war veteran near my house is really funny, he has a shop called the foxhole. he has had the same original 506th PIR M1C helmet for like 5 years now and he wants $3,000 for it. however all of his other things, like his amazing german insignia collection, he sells for dirt cheap. the last time i was in there he had an SS sleve patch for 20 dollars. i once bought a large bag full of about 60 ww2-era U.S. rank patches ranging from pfc to master sergeant for ten dollars. and he tries to sell me the same helmet evey time i go in there. i hope he never sells it, that way his prices for other things stay low : )
good evening gentlemen,,,interesting replies on this item,,it looks 100 % good to me,,,it may be overpriced but what rare things arent these days,,,see the pics included in this post of a M-35 dd army that sold on GunBroker.com awhile back,,,,i believe it sold for $4800.00,,,i could be mistaken about the price,that is the amount that has stuck in my mind,,,i bid it myself to $4650!l...i paid $400.00 for its identical twin in 1988 or so and thought i was getting R***D...
here is a nearly mint,,,no mint on inside but is so on exterior,,for $7500.00...so maybe this guy's helmet was in the "reasonable range"...afterall or maybe this one is grossly overpriced too,,,.here is the link:www.oakleafmilitaria.com/german_helmets.htm
i agree a bit to much.right now a buyers market. people are nervius about economy and there are some good deals out there be patient one will come around for the right price. good luck
About the first helmet , it looks possibly good from afar but that is not how one sells a 5000$ helmet. Close-ups and and other detailed shots are needed to make a firm authentification possible.
But I agree with you all most US dealers selling double decal Heer helmets have them overpriced by at least 1500$. (same with SD SS helmets).
I actually saw the price changes appear almost overnight , I was following a nice double decal Heer ET for a few weeks and really wanted it but I was saving up , it cost 3250$ , suddenly the dealer bumped to price to 4500$.
I was able to make an arrangement and seeing today's prices I'm glad I bought it. Acceptable prices for a nice double decal Heer is around 3500$ - 4000$ max.
While I usually buy in the US , double decal heer are actually cheaper in Europe.
I picked this one up two months ago from another collector for an acceptable price.
That said Oakleaf has a reputation for selling fakes and I already spotted a 2650$ double decal fake and I'm only looking for like 10 seconds. That Sauerland helmet for 4000$ also stinks from a mile away and has been in his inventory for a long long time waiting for a sucker to buy it.
My suggestion to anyone looking to buy from a trustworthy source , don't buy there.