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  1. It sold more for a lot more than I personally thought it was going to sell for, but maybe someone knows something I don't. It looks like it's WWII era, but you never can exactly pinpoint a date on these navy helmets without provenance, the only identification was "MAC" inked in the liner, and it had no last name. So, it would be extremely difficult to research. The only conclusion I could make for why it went so high, is the possibility that the helmet was used on D-Day, but I think that's rather unlikely. Either way, it's a really nice looking helmet, and I'm sure whoever got it will enjoy it.
  2. 517th helmets had chinstraps made from (what I believe) were musette bag straps, then they had a chincup sewn onto them.
  3. I believe this is the same command car, featured in an article of Hemmings. It states that it did not meet it's reserve in the previous auction, where it was bid up to $60,000. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2017/05/08/could-this-dodge-wc57-command-car-have-been-pattons-own
  4. I believe this command car was auctioned awhile ago, and was lacking provenance. I'll edit this post if I find the link to the last time it was auctioned.
  5. Maybe it's just my mind, but the marking on the liner looks like it was once a square, and not a rectangle. I can't tell if it's tape residue, or just dirt/patina on the liner.
  6. Asked the seller some more questions, apparently they acquired it from a "Edward Kunzelman". I found one reference to Edward Kunzelman when searching serial numbers, however he was a private. I also find it odd that the seller lacks a return policy. The fact that the seller also has listed what they know as an ARVN helmet, but are unable to identify it to the 326 AEB is absurdity to me.
  7. Here's the proverbial "Is this Airborne helmet original?" thread. I thought I'd post this one, however as the seller has a lot of other military items - especially M1 Helmets. Seller claims that they got the helmet directly from a Captain who served in the 326 AEB as a gift. They also have a suspect looking ARVN lid. Here's a link to the helmet. https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-M-1-American-Army-Helmet/153844396254
  8. I remember when this came up for sale, it's a real beauty. If I recall right, as Etousa stated it used to belong to a dentist/doctor, who was a personal friend of the Admiral.
  9. Apologies if someone has posted this already, but here's a photo of GEN. Mark A. Milley wearing the new uniform. The uncrushed variant of the cap looks much better. It appears that he's wearing bullion general stars, at the very least the stars are made out of some type of fabric.
  10. I sincerely apologize if this is the wrong section to be posting this in, however I've been curious about this for quite awhile. I've noticed quite a few high ranking items with Naval Relief Fund Auction cards, and was wondering if there's any history behind these auctions such as when, and where they took place, etc. I've tried to find documentation on them for quite awhile, but have seem to hit a brick wall. If anyone has any information, I'd sincerely appreciate it.
  11. Here's a (very) low quality picture of the helmet at the Max Show, you can tell the helmet is way less glossy. The picture is on the "2019 Max Show Report" page of his website. It's to the left of the medic lid, and under the orange and green camo.
  12. I don't know exactly why it wouldn't sell, however a lot of the stuff at the table was at least in my opinion, overpriced for what it was. He had a lot of other nice helmets, such as a 1st LT, 3rd I.D. Helmet, and a nice identified 82nd Airborne Glider CPT's. helmet. I didn't see a lot of stuff sell helmet wise in general at the show, but that may have just been what I saw.
  13. The helmet was at the Max Show, too. I didn't get any pictures, but I got to hold it. To me it looked perfectly fine. The paint definitely isn't that glossy from what I remember in person, and the wear on the olive drab paint, and the camo paint seemed to match up - at least I think. The liner chinstrap is obviously a replacement in my mind, as the wear didn't match the wear of the helmet from when I held it. Not to mention the black hardware. Bill Shea's photo setup probably doesn't help either, as he uses very, very bright lighting for taking photos, from what I've seen.
  14. I bought it in September, of 2018. I got it for a decent enough price that at the very minimum, I have a nice commemorative/decorative piece. It was my personal belief at the time, and I still believe it's a possibility however based on feedback it is highly unlikely. That it was a garrison helmet if that makes sense, upon re-inspection of the liner it's marked Micarta 1955, and the liner is painted in typical "garrison" style with a glossy olive drab. The paint seems rather smooth, much like paint of the era. The chin strap hardware is also 1960s, however as others have pointed out it appears the chin strap is a reproduction. My personal theory at the time, was it was worn in the 1950s-1960s, or 1970s by someone who was not deployed to Vietnam and was probably assigned to a desk job or something of the sort, based off of the large leadership stripe and very large 7th Infantry Insignia. It seems like it was common during the time period to paint very large leadership stripes. I'm sure a lot of people here have seen the photograph, but it shows off a lot of very interesting helmets, as well.
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