Those are GREAT GREAT helmets Doug ,I am sure it must have been a real wrench for Jim to let them go , but hey, at least he will have that fantastic double rune SS to ease the pain(I assume!!) Great "swap" guys , good luck to you both. Leon.
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Outstanding stuff as ever Doug! Thanks for sharing them.
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I totally understand Jim. When I see one of my old SS helmets get posted I break out into a cold sweat and my nervous tick restarts itself. It is that OCD collector in all of us. When I hit 100 SS helmets I said, OK this is getting ridiculous and thus began the slow journey of trading/selling them down to expand my helmet horizons including other more unique helmets of other branches and new SS lids as well. Yesterday with the sending of your box, I reached my bottom line limit of 50. I wont go any lower lest my nervous tick develop into full blown separation anxiety and I start stalking their current owners LOL. Do you have bushes behind your house Jim ?
Maybe you should start getting Brinks to deliver them??
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Bloody hell Doug, as much as i would like to own an SS helmet, with or without DD, I have always had a soft spot for FJ, but a DD Heer FJ, thats just extreme, my dream helmet, actually i did once have a M17/18 with a SS decal, but i was too young to appreciate what I had, it was just a War helmet to me that we used to play out in the streets with, most of my young friends had helmets as it was,nt really that long after the war and you often found them on old bomb sites, but FJ just have that certain look for me, you are a very lucky man, just remember about that little addition in your will ( you can change it now , the FJ will do ) lol
Wow!! Amazing Doug, thanks for sharing!
You have an incredible money roll! My god, how much did this all cost?!
What can one add Doug to what has already been stated above you have but one camo helmet in your collection I would love to be the custodian of a certain Normandy camo with probable air burst damage please tell me it is still upon your shelf.
Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.
Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!