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Quite possibly the mintiest helmet I have ever seen

Article about: Wow. So the lug is there to hold ceremonial oak leaves? If this helmet was just for special events, then maybe that explains why it is in such stellar condition.

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    Wow. So the lug is there to hold ceremonial oak leaves? If this helmet was just for special events, then maybe that explains why it is in such stellar condition.

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    Thanks for posting that helmet, Ned. I actually saw that one at the MAX show!

    I knew it was for a sprig device but I have no idea why it was on this one. I actually think that this particular helmet was unissued.

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    Quote by WOODSNAKE View Post
    Herman Goerring would've been Lucky to have had this!
    Not flamboyent enough for meyer, unless there was a feather attached to that sprig mount : )

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    I really dont know what to make of this one, my thoughts are saying its possible, my gut feeling is saying theres something not quite right, the decals , to me, are far too new in condition, theres no kind of patina on them at all, nor any toning , its as if the helmet has been kept in a completely sealed from air container since the war and wrapped in cotton wool, if the decals had been lacquered which was the norm, it is that process that leads to toning, as for the chin strap, is it a case of unissued item and were they supplied in this state secured to the helmet in this way or someone has just added it, as for the sprig, ive never seen one before added onto a WW2 helmet, but thats not to say it didnt happen, id like to see some very informed comments on this one as it might be a one off or something thats not quite the ticket, but if its a goodun, then its something you might never see again

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    Hi Dave,

    I personally think the helmet is o.k., but I ain't no expert, it's just a gut feeling. I am sure there are others out there like this in private collections, just your average joe like me and thee never get to see them, the owners only deal with other owners and they rarely see the light of day on the general market.I would like to hear Doug or Jim's views on this and on the helmet.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Agreed Ned, i daresay there are excellent examples out there among collectors who will most probably never show them on the open market, all im saying is that this helmet shows no signs of age at all, no natural oxidation from being in the air since the war years, even mint examples will show some kind of patination especially around the decals , they should at least be a little dull in colour not as shiney as a new pin, but im like you i d like to hear from Doug, Jim and Frank because i really would like this to be the real deal it would be such a rare bird and really help in reference material

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    Yea he did, but for the condition of this helmet it might be well worth what he is asking... lol
    I don't agree , the price is really insane for a not so rare double decal ET Luftwaffe even if the condition is super. It may be worth more than 500$ above the regular DD Luftwaffe asking price.

    I'm still waiting for some really good pictures of this one.

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    Hi Mo,

    Forgive me if I am way out of order here.....But do you have any pecuniary interests at all in the sale of this helmet?

    Absit Invidia, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by Schwerpunkt View Post
    I don't agree , the price is really insane for a not so rare double decal ET Luftwaffe even if the condition is super. It may be worth more than 500$ above the regular DD Luftwaffe asking price.

    I'm still waiting for some really good pictures of this one.
    In all reality, it isn't worth what he is asking, but if I had the cash I would gladly shell out much more than typical DD LW M35 price for it. I am sure that examples like this are exceedingly rare.

    I'll ask the guy for better pictures of the decals and an exact price. I don't think he was actually ever really clear about that.

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    He's pulled it from sale.....Claims now he's going to keep it. It amused me that he practically doubled the price he wanted when he read the (initial) rave reviews on WAF, only to get no takers when he put it on E-Stand.

    And he was very clear, 7,500 Euro's, that's over $10,000U.S.

    Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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