Some stupid sod has just placed their inheritance in the crusher!!As you guys have already said,those tool marks are completely artificial,uniform and just simply in areas where you would not naturally see that kind of wear.If you wanted a re-enactors helmet and it was $60 this is the one,if you want to invest in your future with a rare historical piece of third reich headgear you will have just down graded from a nice oak coffin to a cardboard one,or bin bag at best!! Leon.
In my opinion this puppy is not an original camo helmet. All the facts have been stated already so someone spent a lot of cash for nothing. Egay is not fun anymore. People want to make a fast profit and too many people are falling for it because reading and eventually learning about how to tell the real deal from a fake takes too much time and effort for the majority. Really sad but true!
The REALLY sad thing is you inform fleabay of a fake that is listed and the inept chimps do nothing!!!
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
I would say its a $1700 lesson but unless they discover that it's a fake, than they will never know and hence no lesson will be learned. I wonder how long until it shows up here in the helmet section asking if its real or fake!
I think if I was planning on spending that amount of money I would want to see the helmet in person and not just pictures.
No money is ever saved in bidding wars and especially if they dont research the item first. In the end some poor sap will pay what its really worth ( if authentic ) and find out it is another type shell used in another country. "Gotta know when to Hold em and know when to fold em". Not all that glitters is gold.
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
More fools and their money being parted , with the amount of info available these days i'm afraid i have no sympathy !!
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings