Hello, I was looking at this Helmet on ebay. Was wondering if I could get some second opinions. Iv tried studying the pictures and the one that is closer up of the paint appears to show some natural wear, but was curious to see what others may think of it. As well the 77th turned out to be fairly famous historically being labelled the Lost Battalion. Im always more weary about items like that due to the interest level and consequently more fakes being made. Also looking at the shell color to where the liner was it appears to have received a wash down or thin coating of lacquer, seller says its a thin stain. Does that affect value? Interested in painted WWI Doughboys but still trying to learn and study them.
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World War I WWI US Army 77th Division Statue of Liberty ZC55 Doughboy GI Helmet | eBay