Elite Militaria is an Aussie outfit on eBay.
This is for sale at the moment, and it's interesting as to what they have to say about it.
"Confirmed by an expert Nick Howard of Top Pots, who in his life time has handled over 20,000 M1 Helmets, his conclusion is, that this a 100% original late World War II issue U.S. M1C Airborne Paratrooper Helmet, we talked to him on the phone and didn't really quite understand what he was talking about. You could always contact him if you have any questions regarding this particular helmet."
I think Jerry has hit the nail on the head.....buyers are steered away from leaving negitive feedback,which isn't right but at the same time the buyer who is prepared to shell out that amount of cash would naturally be expected to know there ....when it comes to collecting....but im with Andy they shoudn't be allowed to get away with it.......Jake.