golden age of collecting
I was reading that the golden age of collecting German helmets was up to about the 70's . Then slowly but surely the fakes started coming. As you know now there is an avalanche of fakes some good and some easily regognised. One thing the fakes have done is that when you get a genuine wartime worn helmet you tend to treasure it more. I am confident that all my German helmets where once worn by a German soldier in battle, as I got most of them before faking exploded, and relics aren't as much faked. Recently I have seen new collectors being saved from buying a bad one simply by putting a pic on the forum which is a great service to them, being able to call on the expertise of the guys on the forum which is vital more than ever.
02-10-2010 11:40 AM