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    Hi guys picked this up this weekend . Thought you would like to see it.
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    A nice complete example. The camo paint on the outside looks a lot more recent than the interior paint that has a much older patina. Perhaps painted by a returned soldier years after the end of the war?

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    I love it! What’s that blue plastic thing? An early helmet carrier prototype?

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    Hey guys thanks for looking in hand the outside matches the inside pretty close. The blue thing is just a cheap hat or in this case helmet stand .

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    Agree with Andy, that outside paint looks pretty fresh, but as you have it in hand, you are in a much better position to make the call.

    You don't expect these helmets to have much wear to the camo as many (most?) were painted post war by the returning soldiers
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    I understand it was a popular trend, among returning US veterans, to paint souvenir helmets (their own and other nationalities), to ‘mimic’ the German style… though I cannot say why.

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    I can not say for sure when it was painted but it was a long time ago

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