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Luftwaffe eagle infront of the M42 helmet?!?

Article about: Hi! I just recived a M42 helmet sized 64 and i think it has a Luftwaffe eagle IN FRONT OF the helmet.Please comment and help. Ilmar.

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    Hi!

    I just recived a M42 helmet sized 64 and i think it has a Luftwaffe eagle IN FRONT OF the helmet.Please comment and help.


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    That's certainly what it looks like. This was most likely done by someone who had the helmet and an unused decal laying around.

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    Thanks, what do you think i should do with this helmet?
    Scratch the decal? Paint it?

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    Leave it exactly how it is. Removing that decal is removing the helmet's history.

    It was most likely G.I. art so I wouldn't want to mess with it.

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    its barely discernable ,,,,so why go to the trouble of removing it,,,it gives the helmet some character

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    Yes....not period done (by Germans) but could easily be done by the soldier who returned with the helmet. It's now part of the helmets history. To remove it would only further damage any value the helmet has. I'd leave it be.

    Rob

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    I agree with what the others have said as GI's were known to do this, anyone who's seen the picture of the helmet covered in Heer decals will probably agree I'd personally just leave it as it currently is

    Thanks

    Danny

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    I have repainted one of my helmets but there was no decal on that one and almost not paint. Maybe you should leave it this way as it's value is bigger.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Could anyone say the price of this helmet?

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