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German helmets at the antique mall authentic?

Article about: This German helmet looks kind of unusual? notice the screened air vent? does this look original? The sun helmet with the SS badge is marked 44 Tropical \\$695 firm

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    This German helmet looks kind of unusual? notice the screened air vent? does this look original?

    The sun helmet with the SS badge is marked 44 Tropical $695 firm
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    I can't speak to the pith helmet but the top one is a commercial helmet, probably a post war Erel, with a fake party shield.

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    it appears to be some type of fiber non metal helmet like the helmets in this topic below? similar to a fireman's helmet

    Erel Vulkanfiberhelm for Export

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    Yes it's a Vulkanfibre helmet, commonly made postwar.

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    All it means is that the mall seller is a Thief...
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    William

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    a few more photos from the same dealer, the para helmet looks like a reenactors repro helmet?
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    The para and VW factory helmet are both bad.

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    That dealer looks like a real con artist, what a cabinet full of **#~! Leon.
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    After looking at the price tag ($135.00) on the FJ, there is no deceit intended IMO.
    As for his intentions on the rest of the items, I am not so sure.
    Best to give this fella a wide birth.

    Brad.

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    here's another German SS helmet from the same seller with a heavy wire frame over very rough textured tan / brownish camo finish.

    German WWII helmet price $2,365.00

    the next one is a Normandy German WWII helmet with hand painted insignia and names of places from the Normandy Invasion

    German Normandy helmet price $695.00
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