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US WWI helmet w/hand painted insignia, need HELP

Article about: Received this helmet for Christmas, the shell looks all original. The unit insignia looks to be hand painted. Only the red and white? seem to be showing up in the pic but there is what appea

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    Default US WWI helmet w/hand painted insignia, need HELP

    Received this helmet for Christmas, the shell looks all original. The unit insignia looks to be hand painted. Only the red and white? seem to be showing up in the pic but there is what appears to be a blue stripe on the end. So it would go blue, white and then red in that order. It could have been done with a stencil. I'm not that familiar with WWI helmets, does anyone have opinions on the helmet itself and what unit the insignia is. Thanks, John
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    Default Re: US WWI helmet w/hand painted insignia, need HELP

    I believe, based on the liner and chinstrap, that the helmet itself is post WWI British/Canadian. As for the markings, I'm not sure...

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    Default Re: US WWI helmet w/hand painted insignia, need HELP

    Hi John, it is Belgian post WW2 issue by the looks of it.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Default Re: US WWI helmet w/hand painted insignia, need HELP

    Thanks Ade and Yuengling, wonder how it ended up in Pennsylvania.

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