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1950`s Portuguese Colonial pith helmet

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    Hi, This is not made of steel, but there isnt a place to put it.
    Sorry for posting it here.
    Anyway, found this baby today at an antique fair.
    Its a Portuguese Colonial pith helmet, undated example, but the newspaper inside the sweat band is dated 1952, so most likely it was made in the early 50`s.
    Dont see many of these around and the ones seen are around 100-120 euros.
    Got this one from two old ladys for 30!!!
    Cant beat that price
    Enjoy
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Very cool sun helmet mate. Maybe I should add one of these to my wanted list. It does look to be the post WWII version and these were used until c1974.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Bond View Post
    Very cool sun helmet mate. Maybe I should add one of these to wanted list.
    I knew you would like it Jerry.
    Thanks

    Here is the paper, with a bit of british history.
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    Just adding that as it has the cloth trim to the brim it is an OR's version, as officers would have a leather trim.

    I don't know if you noticed but I recently added a few more to my sun helmet collection.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    very nice example nuno ,you certainly have an eye for great helmets keep up the good work regards james

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    Quote by col james View Post
    very nice example nuno ,you certainly have an eye for great helmets keep up the good work regards james
    Hi James, thanks for the kind reply.
    I was not going to let this one slip away.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Very cool pith helmet Nuno.
    A bargain buy too!!

    Brad.

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    Very nice helmet.
    Congrats.
    A nice price and all the news that is fit to print to boot! Good deal.

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    Thank you both for the replys.
    Im glad you liked.
    For that price, i had to buy it.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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