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"R"- marked East German Helmet

Article about: Hey mates some days ago i saw this helmet for sale ( 64 USD) at a fleamarked in Mexico City. It is obviously East German, no problem so far. But it has this most curious painting, which look

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    Hey mates

    some days ago i saw this helmet for sale ( 64 USD) at a fleamarked in Mexico City. It is obviously East German, no problem so far. But it has this most curious painting, which looks quite official.
    I like it, but before i go bargaining i wanna know what that helmet is..

    It has a black "R" inside a yellow circle.. around the helmet (except for yhe yellow circle) goes a painted white band

    Anyone has an idea what the markings mean?
    Experts... you knowledge is needed !!!

    Cheers..
    Daniel
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture "R"- marked East German Helmet   "R"- marked East German Helmet  

    Last edited by danhashman; 06-10-2015 at 04:27 PM. Reason: Got new information on the item.

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    any pics of the liner / inside of the helmet ?
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

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    Could not take pics from the inside, as the salesguy did not allow it.. The Pics you see where taken in a quite clandestine way.

    But i checked it well, it is the classic East German Design, with those sponges. The liner is the original one, but kinda dirty & mistreated.

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    Hello Danhashman,

    This is an East German Model 1956 helmet. The R points to its use a helmet for a "Regulierer".

    A traffic control officer of the NVA (Nationale Volksarmee = National Peoples Army).

    These markings sometimes were printed or embroiderd on a helmet cover.

    Nice helmet. Have a look inside. It might have the liner for a motorcyclyst installed.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Great info... Thanks..
    iŽll try to get my claws on it, but iŽlll need a better price..

    i serached the web with the provided info and found this picture. not the best quality but i believe it shows a Regulierer-Stahlhelm in use, guiding traffic, just as so kindly explained by the previous post

    Vielen Dank..
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    Last edited by danhashman; 06-10-2015 at 04:26 PM.

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    Cool

    thats not a common helmet find with those original markings, I would go back and try to buy it too, that would be a nice find , the price seems reasonable, even better if you can get it cheaper

    I like to buy the uncommon used helmets like this with some history / markings

    I hope he still has the helmet, when you go back, sometimes when you go back to buy something it's already been sold, better hurry and go back soon!

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    I would pick it up at that price, unusual helmet with nice signs of wear.

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    judging by the photo the shell appears to be a size III [large] plus it has the exposed rivets, so you know the shell is one of the older models

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