Duck Hunter & Mitchell Pattern Helmet Covers
Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:44 PM
Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:51 PM
I agree. I would guess that if the change took place during the war, it would have been late and maybe none reached the front before hostilities ceased.
Very true, Greg. I'm sure we'll never know. What we can be sure of is that the 1st and 2nd pattern are definite wartime production. It seems for now the 3rd pattern, marked or not, seem to be selling for pretty good money. As far as my collection goes I've stuck to just 1st and 2nd patterns. I may pick up a 3rd pattern, non marked, if the price is right. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
I vote for late WW2 production and agree they didn't get issued widely until post war. But I'm sure you've noticed that you don't see them come up for sale very often so somebody did something with them.
For a long time I avoided the 1953 dated covers but then one day woke up to the reality that ALL of those covers were escalating in selling price. So one day I picked one up on ebay. Today even they sell for obscene money.
Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:55 PM
Hey Joe ,Greg and Chris.....and dont even go there with Austrailian made helmet covers.....:-(
I should have bought some of those "Aussie" covers when they were cheap and plentiful. I suspect collectors today would pay good money for them. Chris Arnold once operated a militaria site called TMCX....this was before ebay....and one of his dealers had a small quantity of those Crystal Ltd covers for sale in mint condition. Despite their controversy they were a good looking cover.
Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:32 PM
Posted 28 July 2007 - 12:44 PM
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:26 PM
Here's another cover that came with the previous one. It has the same type of stitching on the tan side, but the camo style is slightly different and the two sides on the tan side are different color? What do you guys think? A color variation?
Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:27 PM
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:32 PM
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 08:06 PM
Posted 28 July 2007 - 11:00 PM
Another flea market find of fixed loop, khaki chin strap and front seem M1 helmet with tan out USMC cover. The liner has khaki webbing. Somone has drawn possibly rank chevrons on the sides and back with ANGELONIDES. Is this WW2 era or WW2 gear worn during the Korean War?
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