Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Sauerland Decal

Article about: Hello all, I have been doing research just for fun on Sauerland decals. I actually found one for sale that claimed to be original. I amvery certain that this decal is a fake. I will show thi

  1. #1
    G43
    G43 is offline
    ?

    Default Sauerland Decal

    Hello all,

    I have been doing research just for fun on Sauerland decals. I actually found one for sale that claimed to be original. I amvery certain that this decal is a fake. I will show this for educational purposes, unless anyone believe that this decal is original. I am basing my opinion off of Kelly Hick's example that he has on his website which I will include for comparsion. What do you guys think?

    Decal in Question:

    Name:  sauerland.jpg
Views: 455
Size:  86.2 KB

    Kelly Hick's example:
    Name:  sauerland2.png
Views: 300
Size:  186.7 KB

    If you look closely you can see many differences in the letters, the border, the oakleaves and the background color. Is this a variant? I believe it is a fake, but I could be wrong.

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default Re: Sauerland Decal

    For what it is worth I am certain that the decal in question is fake. Jim G.

  4. #3
    G43
    G43 is offline
    ?

    Default Re: Sauerland Decal

    I agree. Thanks Jim.

  5. #4

    Default Re: Sauerland Decal

    I'd bet the rent on it being bogus.

  6. #5
    G43
    G43 is offline
    ?

    Default Re: Sauerland Decal

    It does not match up to Kelly Hick's example very well. Also the price of about $4500 tells you something also. I'd expect one of these to be about $20,000 USD??

  7. #6

    Default Re: Sauerland Decal

    This has been discussed before and despite the rarity of these helmets, the consensus amongst the more experienced helmet collectors was that a genuine Sauerland would only go for around $5000 if I recall correctly.

    Is the example you found on Oakleaf Militaria's site by any chance?

  8. #7

    Default Re: Sauerland Decal

    Well I can see that the design of the oak leaves and acorns is completely different from the Kelly Hicks example.As for originality either way round I have no idea i'm afraid,i have never seen an original in hand. Leon.

  9. #8

    Default Re: Sauerland Decal

    Major style deference between the Two, i would go with fake.
    Morris

  10. #9

    Default Re: Sauerland Decal

    I would say fake too.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Had good advice? Saved money? Why not become a Gold Club Member, just hit the green "Join WRF Club" tab at the top of the page and help support the forum!

  11. #10

    Default Re: Sauerland Decal

    This is a fake, oakleaf militaria example is also fake. Kelly Hick's example is original. If the decal does not exactly match up then it is bad. As far as I know there was only a single variation of the decal. The oakleaf militaria fake is seen on a lot of helmets, even gladiators. The originals I think are only seen on NS M42s.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 10-29-2012, 01:16 AM
  2. Question SAUERLAND decal

    In Steel Helmets
    05-06-2012, 01:31 PM
  3. M42 Sauerland Helmet - Real?

    In Steel Helmets
    01-23-2010, 12:28 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •