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Need help identifying a helmet!!

Article about: My dad has this helmet and is interested in selling it, I think its a reverse waffen ss helmet but not too sure, I cant seem to find much information on it, can anyone help me? I'm also havi

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    My dad has this helmet and is interested in selling it, I think its a reverse waffen ss helmet but not too sure, I cant seem to find much information on it, can anyone help me?

    I'm also having trouble finding the eagle patch, I cannot find a replica, could anyone give me any information on that aswell?

    Your help would be very much appreciated! I hope the photo's have uploaded correctly..Click image for larger version. 

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    I can't speak to the authenticity of either piece, but the patch is a Luftwaffe Observer's Badge (Beobachterabzeichen) in cloth.

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    Are you Swedish ?
    just because there is lot of this kind of fakes in Swedish markets now.

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    The helmet is a fake and im not sure about the backing on the observers patch but im feeling bad as well.

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    Helmet shell is OK - with the light bead around it is a civilian luftschutz type ( possibly then the liner and strap are original too they used many types )
    That is where it stops - the paint and of course decal are fake and ruined what would have been a reasonable helmet.

    The woven backing of the patch is a giveaway of a modern reproduction.
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Hi , this helmet was never an SS originally , the wrong type of steel , liner ,chinstrap etc. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    Sadly as stated, both items are bad.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    What a shame! My dad will be upset! He bought them in 1967 from a military emporium in islington, London. Thanks for all help though, you guys really know your stuff!

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    look on the bright side,in 1967 they did not cost much. and we won't say who sold them will we.

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    Would the helmet and badge be worth anything at all? I have a few more items to post from the same unnamed emporium, hopefully they are the real deal!

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