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WWI USMC Painted Helmets with EGAs

Started by teufelhunde.ret , May 02 2008 10:22 AM

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#1 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:22 AM

This is a group of photo's I have collected off ebay thru the years. Truly love to see these and thought folks would enjoy seeing them. If you have one of these helmets with EGA, please feel free to share photo's of your helmet with us. Thx, s/f Darrell

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Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 11 December 2009 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:24 AM

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:26 AM

aviation...

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:34 AM

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#5 bobgee

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:56 AM

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This helmet was worn by a Marine when he was in Company E, Composite Regiment. Pershing's Honor Unit.
Semper Fi....Bobgee

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#6 bobgee

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:01 PM

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This beauty was sold on EBay last year. Semper Fi.....Bobgee

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:00 PM

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This beauty was sold on EBay last year. Semper Fi.....Bobgee



I fell in love with this one. Great attention to details with the war bonnet around the crown. I use to have all the pics of it. One of the most unique USMC WW1 helmets I've seen. It didn't sell though. I talked to the seller. He had a change of heart at that time. He owns some very unique WW1 USMC helmets that he's sold through Ebay.
Great Helmets! Keep 'em coming. Mine are packed up now with everything else or I'd love to add to this post.
Cheers!
Marc

Edited by Schnicklfritz, 02 May 2008 - 04:01 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:11 PM

Marc, wasn't that one for sell by one of the Manifors? I'm going to post some pics in a little bit to add to the thread.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:30 PM

Here are my two '17 helmets with EGAs on them. One is HQ, 5th Marines and the research on it is still pretty inconclusive. The other, obviously stored and cared for much better over the years is 20th Co, 3/5.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:31 PM

A better shot of the EGA. It was on it when a friend of mine got it so that is what I am leaving there. Interesting trenching on a pre-War dress enlisted insignia.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:34 PM

The 3/5 lid. Bobgee has gotten to see this one in person and seemed to like it. ;) I also have his WW1 Victory Medal with bars on it and his brother's Army discharge papers and dogtags. The original owner was a dual Silver Star Citation winner, as well as having 2 Purple Hearts. A helmet that was much better cared for by the family.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:35 PM

His tilted EGA. It has been like that a long time and has left a shadow under it when the EGA is removed.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:36 PM

And this fellow's name on the inside of the brim and on the chinstrap.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:17 AM

My Favorite Lampshade!
Semper Fi.....Bobgee

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:40 AM

My Favorite Lampshade!
Semper Fi.....Bobgee


That's my favorite lampshade too Bob!

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:04 AM

This one appeared on ebay recently

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:20 PM

You devildogs have probably seen this one on ebay right now.

WW1 6th Machine Gun Battalion painted Helmet w EGA USMC

Item number 230250221502

There are also some USMC WWI tunics offered by this dealer right now.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 03:13 PM

I have serious issues with that MG helmet and tunic. Looks much later done, than occupation or boat ride home. Maybe 2nd Division Association or even last 10 years. I'd have to see in person. But from the patch contsruction and color of the purple paint, it doesn't look right to me. My opinions.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 04:52 PM

You devildogs have probably seen this one on ebay right now.

WW1 6th Machine Gun Battalion painted Helmet w EGA USMC

Item number 230250221502

There are also some USMC WWI tunics offered by this dealer right now.


I'm with Mike on this helmet and tunic. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif

Edited by C. Roelens, 08 May 2008 - 04:52 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:21 PM

Great Thread!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 01:51 PM

sorry, im not well versed in the usmc department...but anyone have a list on which div. put the ega on their helmets? my friend got a 1/6 helmet but that didnt have the ega.

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 02:54 PM

A friend of mine picked up a standard OD M1917 in the mid 1960's that had an EGA painted on in black. It was the size of the standard cap EGA or slightly larger. The helmet was in over all good condition. We both talked with several dealers and USMC collectors back before the internet days trying to get more info on the helmet but with no luck. To me the helmet was more inline with China Marines but I guess I will never know for sure. My friend sold his collection in the late 1990's and I have no idea where that helmet is today.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 06:11 AM

A recent addition from ebay today: 380035214162

http://cgi.ebay.com/...I...A:IT&ih=025

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 06:43 AM

Well that is a beauty, Darrell!!!! Let's see a pic of the top with star....looks like an Indianhead but I can't tell.
Semper Fi.....Bobgee

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:48 AM

I cannot tell...

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