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#426 Jeremiah

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 04:22 PM

There's a lot going on in that photo, great image. Thanks for posting it!

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 05:21 PM

Happy to add to subject. Almost wrote VFW correcting their mistake but........

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 01:43 PM

I wanted to share my latest helmet acquisition. This one is one of my favorites and is number 15 in my WWI Marine Corps helmet collection. This one depicts the 6th Marines Supply company with green diamond. Those who collect these helmets  know supply company helmets are tough to come by. I am very excited with this helmet and I think it is a "one looker". It is in excellent condition, including a full liner and chin strap. The chin strap has the Marines initials on it, "WH".  I spent hours last night reviewing the rosters and there were only two Marines in the 6th supply company with those initials. The first is W a l t e r A. H I n t z, the second, William E. Holland. Both enlisted in May 1918, and probably saw little action, maybe right at the end, perhaps Mont Blance or the Muese Rover offensive. Holland was injured on 11-2-18, a broken leg and I think he returned home in early 1919. The roster lists him as "DOD 1918". I thought that might be "date of death" but I am now thinking "date of discharge". If anyone has additional info on that I would appreciate it. Because these helmets were painted up just before departure from France in July/August 1919 and sometimes aboard the ship on way home, I actaully think this one belongs to H I n t z who appears to have stayed in occupation duty and came home with the 6th Marines late summer 1919. 

 

 If interested, check out this antiques roadshow episode from a few weeks ago that depicts a family owned grouping of a Marine from the 6th Marine supply company:

 

http://www.pbs.org/w...met--201805T36/

 

If you look closely, I think you might agree with me that the same artist was likely used for both of these helmets. 

 

I want to thank fellow forum member and friend Vince for the opportunity with this. The best way to acquire hard to find items anymore seems to be through collaboration and networking with fellow collectors. Vince sure came through.

 

I am on the hunt for a 6th MG (purple diamond) Fifth Marine supply (green square) and a Third Composite battalion helmet to complete the collection. It is always important to have a goal I guess. Kevin

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#429 warguy

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 01:44 PM

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 02:37 PM

Stunner Kevin! You painted helmet guys get one, and then two, and then the whole range of colors! BTW totally agree on the networking thing....got some great leads/items from other Forum members!

Edited by Dirk, 22 June 2019 - 02:41 PM.


#431 Jeremiah

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 06:11 PM

Beautiful helmet, Kevin. It's the first supply co helmet that I've seen in a long time that I think is period done. Congrats on adding it!

Edited by Jeremiah, 22 June 2019 - 06:12 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 02:12 AM

Great Helmet Kevin !

Here mine :

Loïc.

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 07:32 AM

Thanks gents for the nice comments. Wow Loic, that helmet looks like a twin! Thanks very much for posting. Kevin

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 06:43 PM

Terrific helmets, guys! Whats in the carafe Jeremiah?



#435 b_hinch

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:19 PM

That's a stunner Kevin. You really have a fantastic collection.



#436 warguy

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:45 PM

Thank you Bryan!

#437 Jeremiah

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:05 PM

Terrific helmets, guys! Whats in the carafe Jeremiah?


That's my apple juice....yeah, apple juice.

It's Laphroaig Lore, a nice Islay Scotch.

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 07:20 PM

There's this one, Chuck's pics. Thanks Chuck! :) attachicon.gifIMG_5247.thumb.JPG.c2002e93ae809af860fb71db0bb4828d.JPG

My pleasure Cody. It's good to see it again.  :)

 

S/F,

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#439 C. Roelens

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 07:22 PM

Great Helmet Kevin !

Here mine :

Loïc.

Hey Loic, that one sure looks good......

 

S/F,

Chuck



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Posted 30 June 2019 - 04:25 PM

Hey Loic, that one sure looks good......

 

S/F,

Chuck

 

I think they look like they may have been painted by the same hand - thoughts?



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Posted 30 June 2019 - 07:35 PM

Damn.. Very nice.

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:13 PM

Some interior pics and the initials HAL. This is for a helmet previously posted. I have a couple pics to refresh the conversation.

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#443 Pbaczuk

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:22 PM

Here is the helmet. HAL is written in pencil on the inside skirt and on the leather chinstrap.

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:23 PM

Inside skirt

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 05:43 AM

Great detetcive work, it is quite gratifying to put a Marine with a helmet this way. Here is my 2/5 by the same artist. Kevin

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:50 PM


If interested, check out this antiques roadshow episode from a few weeks ago that depicts a family owned grouping of a Marine from the 6th Marine supply company:

 

http://www.pbs.org/w...met--201805T36/

 

If you look closely, I think you might agree with me that the same artist was likely used for both of these helmets.

 

Yep, I would agree, painted by the same guy. And thanks for the link to the Antiques Roadshow. Does Bruce Herman still appraise for them?

 

Cody



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:38 AM

I saw that episode, agreed. The helmet looks to have been painted by the same person.


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