M34 Double Decal Police Helmet
Yesterday's antiques run found this German Police helmet. The seller labeled as wwii water police? Decal is gold and black rather than silver and black - does that indicate water police or is it just aged? Chinstrap only 5% but rest of liner intact though brittle. There is a rubber like band that is crumbling too. Shell dated and manufacturer marked. Dome leather marked but cannot make out what it says. Comb holes plugged. Does everything look good?
08-26-2016 01:27 PM
I think decals are just toned..... a Nice helmet!
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I agree that the decal is not gold. Note the plugs in the top for the fireman's comb. The old lacquer on the decal give the impression of goldf.
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Hi, a nice helmet that has just toned with age, note the party shields white portion has also toned to the same degree. That's a real tell tale sign to look out for when looking at the Adler. Leon.
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The leather is dry and brittle at the edge where attached to helmet. Is there something to apply to bring some life back into the leather without affecting value? I guess this question applies to any helmet with poor leather. thanks Joe.
The consensus is that "Water Police" gold Police Adler decals do not exist - they are just heavily toned silver birds. That being said, this is a very nice one look M34 Police helmet. Nice pick up. Jim G.