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  1. Thanks Robert! I didn't realize another thread was up about this.
  2. Saw this one on eBay, seller states he bought it at a flea market last weekend and he believes it's an old reproduction. There's a name on it and it's already at 800 dollars with 4 days left, 9 bidders and 30 bids. What do you guys think, legit or not? http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=121617586565
  3. Sorry for just noticing this now, Bella! I did pick this up in CT actually! So it's probably safe to assume it's the same person, great find!
  4. Thanks a lot guys, and good eye! I believe I found the maker. Browning King & Co, out of New York. They made uniforms, hats and buttons for military and other organizations from 1860-1934 when they went out of business. Doing a little research this might be called an 1872 model kepi, and I found pictures with the red band and stitching that look nearly identical. Would this have been something worn by a soldier during the Indian Wars Era? I'm not too familiar with that time period.
  5. Hey guys, what exactly do I have here? I'm thinking Civil War or Indian Wars era? There is a faint maker's mark on the inside of the hat, extremely faded silver writing but I believe part of it says 'New York'. The crossed cannons are artillery I assume? Any help in identification or general info about this would be appreciated. Supposedly came from the deaccession of a New England museum and that's as much as I know. Thank you!
  6. Hey guys, what exactly do I have here? I'm thinking Civil War or Indian Wars. There is a faint maker's mark on the inside of the hat, extremely faded silver writing but I believe part of it says 'New York'. The crossed cannons are artillery I assume? Any help in identification or general info about this would be appreciated. Supposedly came from the deaccession of a New England museum and that's as much as I know.
  7. That's the helmet for sure, I'm from Connecticut and he's from Morris, CT. Good job finding it! I paid 100 for it, so I feel a lot better I didn't pay up to the 220 he was asking. Thanks for the comments guys
  8. Hey guys, I picked this up at a flea market, it was the only military item the guy had and he claimed he got it from an estate sale. It's a front seam swivel bail. I figured I would take a chance on it. I don't have any US painted helmets like this so it's out of my comfort zone as far as how the corking and paint look. To me the crosses and medic marks seem to have honest age to them, but like I said I'd appreciate any input as I'm definitely not positive about anything here. Also, I looked up chaplain medic helmets on Google and couldn't really find any pictures of something similar to t
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