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Helmet prices at the Antique Mall today

Article about: I was looking around the local Antique Mall and spotted a couple of common surplus helmets, the Spanish M42/79 had a price tag that said WWII German Era helmet with liner & chin strap pr

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    Default Helmet prices at the Antique Mall today

    I was looking around the local Antique Mall and spotted a couple of common surplus helmets, the Spanish M42/79 had a price tag that said WWII Era German helmet with liner & chin strap price US $475

    the other helmet is a SWISS M18/43 with a rough textured black finish, the price tag says "WWII era helmet Very Scarce" price marked US $175


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    I'm sold! Looking now online for some filghts to pick them up

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    I couldn't figure out what looked wrong about these bargains but I just realised - neither of them has the distinctive 'SS' decal......

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    Did you set the guy straight?....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    Did you set the guy straight?....
    the seller wasnt there at the time, I think he knows what he really has, because he always has militaria in his booth or display case

    he probably hopes an inexperienced buyer might believe his story and buy it, this seems to be a common thing sellers do at antique malls, they price low value items at unbelievable high prices hoping some fool might actually buy it

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    Eeewww. Three times what I'd expect to pay.
    I bought a Swiss lid for $20........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Very pricey but then I have almost been stung myself on occasions by militaria dealers, good job this forum and it's members are a font of helmet wisdom, thus avoiding paying over the odd's!!

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    Default antique mall Persian Army helmet

    here's an unusual helmet I saw at an antique mall, the card says it's a Persian Army helmet from the Russo - Persian War / used between 1780 - 1828

    price $375
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    Interesting indeed, predate the pickelhaube.
    This is the persian helmet from the istanbul military museum (from the pickelhaubes forum).
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    The lion emblem on the antique mall helmet is better in design compared with the museum one.

    A photo example of other type of helmet from the same forum too
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    interesting Persian helmet from the Istanbul museum, the second photo does look a lot more like the helmet I saw at the antique mall, I think the helmet is probably later than he says, probably closer to the soldier shown in your photo

    the Persian helmet from the antique mall looks more like something from around 1880's - 1900 era in my opinion
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