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    I have been interested mainly into military history, collecting, and some selling. You have to sell some things to buy others or upgrades. I have been doing this for 25 years. It is great to see younger militaria and history enthusiests.

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  1. You know. Every once in a while I keep stumbling upon this conversation. I guess I will add that every one of these helmets with the decals, they all are placed on the ear piece with the swas arm straight up at twelve o clock . They all must have been put on by the same person or company and with instructions. Just another thought on these. Hope all is well?
  2. I want to thank all of you that posted all of these pictures of many of our women heroes. America and its allies could not have won the war with out their determination to keep us supplied for such a long war on two fronts. The reason I started this thread was because my grandmother didn't brag but was very proud of what she did. They needed to be recognized. When I had retired I took a part time job at the Akron Canton airport. I did a lot of wheel chairs, and luggage coming off from the planes and on them. An elderly lady that I had escorted through security and to her flight brought up her
  3. This flak helmet was sold with a WW2 Italian army decal. I think there needs to be a better study as to why the decals and a swas are on some of these helmets. The ones I have seen looks like they have been used a great deal. I have questions about the surplus theory?
  4. I think this helmet is help in changing the theory of some that it was a surplus knock off to enhance the value. That helmet makes me think it is a very likely a combat used M3 and the swas indicate something else. I like it.
  5. More of this type of Flak helmets may come to surface? The swastika painted onto it almost in the same location as some that have one on the ear flaps brings to mind why they had swas decals. Some think tht they were put on at aurplus stotes to enhance sales. Maybe this could be a break though to explain that. Nice one of a kind helmet bring home. Thanks for sharing.
  6. I am the seller. I think this helmet has been through enough scrutiny with jealousy in mind. No, it has not been for sale on some site called Jkash. I don't even know who that is. I know where this helmet came from it is as good as any I have seen on this forum. I have a good reputation with what I sell. I will guarantee this helmet to pass the x ray or chemical test if needed. I was coming on this forum to see if anyone is interested in this helmet so I can bypass eBay charges. I had just sold a very nice rare expensive helmet to a regular you know on this forum and he is perfectly happy wit
  7. Was told it was hit by some shrapnel at the top. There is a faint sign of a stripe at the front. What does the forum think about the stripe? Thanks in advance.
  8. A couple of weeks ago I picked this one up. Identified. Thought I would share it with the forum?
  9. I agree with what you are saying pal. I had noticed a conversation about one that had a red band around it on this forum. I thought I would post this one to keep the discussion going. Maybe someday someone will find one in a war photo painted red. I am sure there will be more out there that would be interested in painted ones like this. This is a discussion forum and I do appreciate your response. Thanks Bill
  10. Any more thoughts? Since there is a spot of dark blue on the dome, could this helmet have had a splatter while other helmets were painted for shore duty? Just a thought?
  11. Fixed bail front seam. I had noticed a discussion on this forum about a helmet with a similar stripe of red. I have had this one for a while. Notice the small spot on top of grey blue. Be patient on my pictures. I am an old guy and am having a hard time sizing on this site. I do appreciate all opinions. This forum has a lot of expertise and I respect that. I am sorry about the USN helmet I had posted a few days ago. I am having a hard time parting with it right now. Thanks in advance. Bill
  12. Good morning. I pulled the helmet from bay with one day left because I had listed it twice with no bids. I did have offers. For many, eBay is a bad word for buying rare relics. I know that many of us sell militaria that we would love to keep, like this helmet. For many a chance in a life time helmet. My biggest interest is in Civil War images. I cannot collect everything. I know many of us that cannot. This helmet is still for sale. I was thinking about waiting to take it to the Ohio Military show next month so one can get a hands on look at it. I paid good money for it. I will relist it again
  13. Thanks again for the help cropping and posting for me. Just a thought, could the change in color on the left front brim be caused from the soldier grabbing it there to remove and replace it on his head causing a chemical reaction? I do not see varnish. Could someone point it out to me? Is any of you are g to the Ohio Valley military show on the 16th? If this helmet doesn't sell. It will be there for any one to see and buy. I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and opinions. I still would like to hear from more of you on this helmet. Bill
  14. What do I know? Does the blue band get applied first before the white? From what I see rust has bled through the green and changed the tone of the white above the blue. The blue had preserved the dexterity of the white at the line where it starts to cover the blue. The yellow on the stainless only is on about 10% of the brim. I am trying to get these new pics down loaded for your viewing. It looks like I will have to put these new pics on the auction. maybe the gentleman that did the transferring before will help again? Thanks
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