Marked Medical Helmets Of All Eras
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:11 PM
If you think you have seen it before, you probably have -- in Chris Armold's "Painted Steel."
Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:13 PM
BTW -- I think I paid $14.00 for it!
Edited by Gil Sanow, 30 September 2008 - 01:14 PM.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 03:39 PM
Yeah, I hit this one on Bay State Militaria shortly after Scott did his Wednesday update last week. I missed a similar one there about two weeks ago. When you hold this one in your hands, you know it's old however, the paint is still vibrant. This almost caused me to pass on this one because I wasn't certain it was legit when I originally saw the pictures and even requested more close up pictures. The close ups sealed it for me. I'm glad I took the risk! I would have to agree though, there does seem to be a few more of these popping up recently than one would expect. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif
Very Cool ST helmet. I love named M1917's! Noticed a few 101 ST helmets hit the market lately, but always to late. Congrats on a very nice helmet!
Edited by Bugme, 02 March 2009 - 03:40 PM.
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:48 PM
We, as collectors, have arrived at the place that unless the helmet is nearly relic, we're afraid to touch it. I'm afraid that in the process, some very nice legitimate helmets get passed on because they are "too" nice. This is where experience, study and research will come into play more than ever.
The paint being vibrant used to be a stop all for me..but as I have been around more painted 100% legit and Identified 1917's over the last few years I do not take that into account if everything else matches up...for instance the same collection in which I found the 3rd armored..was a M1917 82nd division camo..it looked like it was painted yesterday...but it was found in a truck with the guys uniform and other items from his service. Some types of paint just holds up better then others then of course there is the storage. I am sure many good painted helmets have been looked over because of that. I know I would have never bought the 82nd helmet, until I saw the grouping..now I cannot get it out of my mind!LOL
Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:46 AM
Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:48 AM
Edited by Bugme, 20 August 2009 - 06:49 AM.
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