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Article about: Hey guys I think I’ve decided that I’m going to get this helmet everything checks the boxes for me so far just want to make sure I get the go ahead from you guys. Also this helmet comes with

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    Hey guys I think I’ve decided that I’m going to get this helmet. just want to make sure I get the go ahead from you guys. Also this helmet comes with kelly H. Signed COA, I’ve heard he’s respected inside the collecting community. But as I said I want the yes from you guys before anything else. EF66 and seems to be a brushed on Camo as you can see the brush marks. *I will be giving an arm and a leg for it lol*
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    Hi, well the camo certainly has age to it, i personally am not "grabbed" by this one though myself. It stands a good chance of being period done, i cannot see any obvious signs that it was not, just not "grabbing me" for some reason. Kelly is well respected, but just one little tip, COA's are not worth anything, only the item! A COA is just another persons opinion and not a rock solid provenance. Just for example, Kelly has been issuing COA's on SS champaigne decals for years even though there is no evidence(photographic or otherwise) that they are wartime produced at all, in fact there is more evidence to the contrary and just about every collector who does not have the misfortune to own one dismisses them out of hand!! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Personally i'm not a fan of this camo - i'm not saying either way whether it is genuine, but I just don't find it that appealing. I can understand why you want a camo, but just make sure you don't rush in to your purchase.
    I've purchased a helmet from Kelly and I found him easy to deal with and a straight forward process.
    The CoA - well I have one, but it's the helmet itself that should do the talking.

    Nick

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    A signed C of A just means that you will get your money back if (or when) your purchase turns out to be fake. Lifetime guarantees are just the same, take them with a pinch of salt. I've seen more German camo helmets on here in the last 12 months than I have ever seen in the past 50 or more years. At one time they seemed to be as rare as rocking horse shit. I must be getting cynical in my advancing years.

    Cheers,
    Steve
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

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    Coa’s are toilet paper , just a money grabbing scheme.
    You may need to look into Kelly Hicks a little further, while he wrote some books he is just a dealer like any other. $$$ upfront.

    For this helmet you’d want to find out if it came out of a factory with decal. Getting the lot nr and where the maker stamp is located are always important with M42’s.

    Really poor photos to for a camo.

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    I would need much better pics before buying this.
    D.
    "When 10 men tell you you're drunk, you better lie down."

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    He says it’s an EF 66 but his pictures make it hard to make it out. And what is which the markings below it. Looks like 23?
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    The first number looks like a '9' to me. Hard to make out, as the paint has filled it in somewhat. That would be the lot number. I don't know very much about those, unfortunately. Hopefully David can lend his expertise here.

    B.B.
    ''Everyday you think of living. We are born to die, but I appreciate life. We live day by day, and I always say: yesterday is history, today's reality, and tomorrow's a dream.' -- Henry Flescher, Holocaust Survivor -- March 14, 1924 - August 29, 2018

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    Can't tell...EF lot #'s on m42 helmets...common to see a weak stamp that cannot be deciphered as this one is. Often..the EF logo is faint to a point of being almost invisible.
    Also want to add...I would leave this one alone. Not one to pursue. You ever need to move this in the future, it's going to be tough to do, with or without a coa. Invest in a nice factory decaled heer, luft or police.
    D
    "When 10 men tell you you're drunk, you better lie down."

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    Alright thank you I will continue to keep searching for other helmets.

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