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Hitler Youth Helmet

Article about: Hello,Just wondering if a helmet I have is real. The liner is paper cloth and the chinstrap has a late war plastic-leathery feel. Single piece gladiator style helmet with a single hitler you

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    Hello,Just wondering if a helmet I have is real.
    The liner is paper cloth and the chinstrap has a late war plastic-leathery feel. Single piece gladiator style helmet with a single hitler youth diamond on left side. If it is real than it is probably a HJ flak helferen helmet. Just want your opinions.
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    The helmet is certainly original. The HJ decal is what is crucial here. A good clear close up photo taken in natural daylight is what is needed.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    looks funny but dont think so

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    Here is the best photo that I could take of the decal.

    (Sorry my camera is not good.)

    The top and bottom points are missing and it has a brownish color of age to the white part.
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    Really impossible to say with any certainty. Sorry.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I agree with Ade that the helmet shell, paint and liner are all good. The diamond decal is the big question mark. Baer has a picture of an M42 SD Luft with a diamond HJ decal under the Swastika in his book, but I am not aware of any period photographs of such a decal. The only period photos of HJ decaled helmets that I recall seeing are pictures of M34 civic shells with HJ decals that are full standard sized decals with the HJ diamond inside of the black, bordered shield. I am not convinced that the small HJ diamond helmet decals are original period applied insignia. Jim G.

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    close but no cigar,,i agree with all the previous comments,,,replica decal

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    I have yet to see an original HJ helmet.
    Bet you'd all say this one was fake
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    Good point! If this one came up i would not belive .... KEEP THE HELMET FOR A WAIL IT LOOKS GREAT! YOU WOULD HAVE TO GET SOMEONE TO HAVE IT INHAND FIRST.,

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    Quote by John Brandon View Post
    I have yet to see an original HJ helmet.
    Bet you'd all say this one was fake
    GREAT PICTURE - and yes, up until a minute ago if I saw that helmet on a table at a show I would have walked right by! Are there any period photos of a helmet with the small diamond HJ decal? I would love to see one. Cheers, Jim G.

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