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#1 wildwill

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:04 PM

Need help with the name in this liner. Thanks in advance for any information.

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#2 wildwill

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:05 PM

More pictures

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:16 PM

Cant help with name but one very cool liner! Good luck!👍

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:26 PM

The service number US 51328283 is not correct for an officer. An officer's service number always begins with 0-**********.


Edited by P-59A, 12 March 2018 - 02:27 PM.


#5 wildwill

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 03:01 PM

Came from estate of General William Beehler Bunker.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:04 PM

Robert A. Goldberg (the Gol is a guess)?



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:34 PM

Came from estate of General William Beehler Bunker.

I don't dispute the place you bought it. I only point out the serial number is not in keeping with an officers serial number.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:43 PM

I don't dispute the place you bought it. I only point out the serial number is not in keeping with an officers serial number.

 

I noticed this too 



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:23 PM

Looks like the General ended up with someone else's liner?



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:48 AM

I doubt that happened. A General rates new gear, not hand me downs. Lead test the stars. It will only prove the stars were not painted in the last 15-20 years if they test positive for lead.


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:59 AM

I doubted it too P-59A but there is no other explanation other than it's fake, which I don't think it is.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 05:14 AM

Fake or not, I would love to have it!  Strange (and stranger) things happened back when no one was thinking about collectors!



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:06 AM

The helmet isn't fake, If you run the serial number odds are it will come back to the name in the liner. Was that guy associated with the General in any way? The question is why are the stars painted on it. Who knows? Could be if he had kids or grand kids he let them play with that so they would stay away from his gear, but first things first...lead test the paint.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:51 AM

I doubt that happened. A General rates new gear, not hand me downs. Lead test the stars. It will only prove the stars were not painted in the last 15-20 years if they test positive for lead.


I agree, I just dont see a General using hand me down anything.

It is now listed on eBay, with a shell, and better pictures. The stars on the liner do not look like paint, you can see an edge rolling up, sticker maybe, or paper... you can also see razor or knife markings around the edge of the left star. Look trimmed.

Im not a big fan of that shell either...

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:19 PM

Link to auction.

 

https://www.ebay.com...353.m1431.l2649

 

Item# 162942824137



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:28 PM

That looks like a social security number: 551-32-8263 would be from California


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 01:41 PM

I agree, I just dont see a General using hand me down anything.

It is now listed on eBay, with a shell, and better pictures. The stars on the liner do not look like paint, you can see an edge rolling up, sticker maybe, or paper... you can also see razor or knife markings around the edge of the left star. Look trimmed.

Im not a big fan of that shell either...



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 01:43 PM

Closer look.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:03 PM

That's a much better picture.

 

I stand corrected, from the image on ebay, it sure looks like it is peeling up... in my experience, old paint would chip not peel. 

 

There is just to many odd things going on with this set for me... i'm sure it will bring a good price either way. good luck.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:52 PM

The General's Aide-de-Camp might have carried a separate helmet liner for the General for unforeseen circumstances.  Also, one of the units the General commands might have made it for him to wear while visiting and then gave it to him.

These are just a few alternative explanations as to why a Major General may have a liner that is named to another individual.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:57 PM

It looks to me like there are stars underneath these stars.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:00 AM

It looks to me like there are stars underneath these stars.

It isn't a star painted over a star in the way you think. The star in the center was painted first and over lawed with more paint as the outer edges were painted.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:45 AM

Looks like there is a pin hole between the two stars and below the eyelet.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:56 AM

That looks like a device was worn on the front at one time, but anyone can put a hole in anything at any time. The owner did not show the inside of the helmet as it corresponds to the hole.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:59 AM

The stars are not fake. 

 

I can see outlines of other stars underneath the olive paint.

 

Why this general had someone elses helmet is anyones guess.




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