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WW2 Burlap Helmet on Ebay

Started by Nick , Dec 06 2017 03:50 PM

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#1 Nick

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:50 PM

What do you helmet guys think of this helmet. I think it was made up.Looks like a lot of work. It ended over $ 500.00 on ebay

 

 

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#2 huntssurplus

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:09 PM

Without any real provenance or being able to put a microscope to the paint its hard to tell. And I believe burlap covers were more of a post war thing but really anything could be used as a helmet cover during WW2.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:18 PM

Without any real provenance or being able to put a microscope to the paint its hard to tell. And I believe burlap covers were more of a post war thing but really anything could be used as a helmet cover during WW2.
 
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You mostly saw burlap covers in the South Pacific before the camouflage helmet covers were intoduced. Especially with Marine raiders, and army who would camouflage them with paint. I was skeptical about the helmet because the liner and chinstraps looked to new for me.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:20 PM

My first impression was not good when I first saw this. I didn't look much further into it. 



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:24 PM

You mostly saw burlap covers in the South Pacific before the camouflage helmet covers were intoduced. Especially with Marine raiders, and army who would camouflage them with paint. I was skeptical about the helmet because the liner and chinstraps looked to new for me.

 

Yeah if the cover was real the liner most likely was put in later as the black a washers suggest that would have been a late war helmet in which case I doubt the burlap cover would still have been in use with the introduction of the helmet cover

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:43 PM

For future viewers the auction ended with 29 bids going for a total of $561.99 on December 5th 2017.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:48 PM

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#8 huntssurplus

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:50 PM

That extra photo was an accident lol.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:50 PM

I like it.

 

The base material looks like a khaki twill shirt material.

 

Also appears to have rust coming from under the cover that has stained the cover and the cover looks like its molded to the helmet.

 

Looking at the edge there are signs of wear and the rim worn through

 

Seller is a member here and has had the helmet for a while.

 

The light/flash may affect the shine to the paint and would be nice to see it in hand.

 

Like this one a lot better than the cloth covered helmet Bay State sold....


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#10 huntssurplus

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:51 PM

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:54 PM

And since the previous were so big here are the last ones a bit smaller:

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Sorry for botching this up a little bit

 

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#12 Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:08 AM

I've seen this one before. I think it was listed around $1,600. IIRC Jkash had it at one point but it was around before that. It's been discussed before, I think somebody said they saw an identical one.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:35 AM

I've seen this one before. I think it was listed around $1,600. IIRC Jkash had it at one point but it was around before that. It's been discussed before, I think somebody said they saw an identical one.


Hi Cap
I used to own an exact copy of this helmet and camo scheme some 7-8 years ago. I got it from a dealer here in the U.K.
I can vouch for the helmet being correct in the fact that Ive owned another exactly the same with this pattern.
Im guessing they belonged to the same unit but couldnt work out which one.

Probably more questions than answers , I would love to see a photo with this camo being used.
I really like it

Best
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:24 PM

I think I seen this helmet at the SOS several years ago.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:57 AM

Could it possible be a national guard used helmet? I've seen guard unit's in the 60s use all sorts of crazy stuff for helmet covers


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