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Fixed bale front seam early m-1 shell with general stars and unknown decals

Article about: by NickD it maybe just me but something about this lid doesn't sit right the tank destroyer decal seems to have had a wash over it in an attempt to give it an aged appearance also the stars

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    it maybe just me but something about this lid doesn't sit right the tank destroyer decal seems to have had a wash over it in an attempt to give it an aged appearance also the stars don't seem right either but as im no expert on this its just a feeling im getting ???

    I will have to agree with NickD the stars Are not from ww2 or korea and the decals were made post war.fake helmet .

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    thank you for your information and efforts regarding the insignia.i did pay a lot and now realize that even established dealers may not know their commerce ? or do they recognize a mark?.thank goodness my civil war collection passed with flying colors as i sold off my items.

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    on a separate positive personal note, i am no longer buying just disposing of many items. i will never sell a known fake and i highly value this website.

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    I'll buy it ! even if it is fake ..I kinda like it and my grandpa was in the 635th tank destroyer bat. so I think its neat!

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    It's perfectly fine to sell fake items, just make sure they're listed as such of course. It is kind of a neat looking helmet regardless.

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    There are some obvious markers pointing toward this helmet being a forgery, the least of which is the theatrical aging wash over the insignia. Your doing the right thing by not promoting it as original if you sell it.

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    if i ever plan to buy something of high value, i will always post it on here first to make sure it's real. that ***** about the helmet.

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    i think the suggestion to place a high end item on this website is advice well taken.several members have offered to purchase the helmet knowing that is is not what it seems. a family member lusts after it and i will just give it away and make someone happy. thank you for your thoughts.

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