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How about those east European ebay sellers with "dug up" helmets?

Article about: While I certainly do enjoy the ornate and quality condition specimens, something also attracts me about the beat to hell battle and time worn helmets. There are a handful of sellers who seem

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    Default Re: How about those east European ebay sellers with "dug up" helmets?

    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Most of it was done when the Allies moved through North west europe and vast numbers of Germans were surrendering , the photo in question is on the forum somewhere and as far as i can recall was in Holland or Belgium.
    Were they not WWI lids he was perforating with a pickaxe in that photo............?

    There are some nice relic helmets out there, but don't pay a fortune
    for a rusty shell. $50 to $150 should get you a wonderful
    WWII relic helmet.

    A European member here on the forum sells relic German helmets
    that he has dug up himself............!


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    Default Re: How about those east European ebay sellers with "dug up" helmets?

    Like many things price depends on what it is !! An SS DD Relic from Demjansk has just sold for 1000 euros in Russia so although it's relic if it's SS it isn't going to be cheap !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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