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Here's a helmet exchange photo taken at the hotel that night before the show opened. Everyone in this photo is a member of the USMF, I'll let them decide if they want to fess up as to who they are. I post this with sincere repentance that I was the one who put on the Stahlhelm. :o

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doinworkinvans

LOL - fantastic picture!! Good to see so many forum members in one spot!! Cant wait to hear who fesses up!

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Here is an ultra-rare experimental Model 7 "Sentinel".

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USMC-RECON0321

Here's a helmet exchange photo taken at the hotel that night before the show opened. Everyone in this photo is a member of the USMF, I'll let them decide if they want to fess up as to who they are. I post this with sincere repentance that I was the one who put on the Stahlhelm. :o

 

Great times for sure!

 

Okay, I'm the one sitting in the middle wearing the WWI Camo 79th Lid, and for some reason they gave me the Short shovel to hold on to?? :dry:

 

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Great times for sure!

 

Okay, I'm the one sitting in the middle wearing the WWI Camo 79th Lid, and for some reason they gave me the Short shovel to hold on to?? :dry:

 

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I'm in the green jacket.

 

Troy, didn't you hear that the short shovel holder was selected on height?

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doinworkinvans

Was there any AAF-CBI there?? I know the only wierdo here concerned with it!!! :rolleyes:

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CNY Militaria

Was there any AAF-CBI there?? I know the only wierdo here concerned with it!!! :rolleyes:

 

Yes, quite a bit actually. I ended up with two spectacular CBI uniform/paper/photo groups, each weighing about 20 lbs. Lots of reasonably (and unreasonably) priced CBI patches and items could be found there.

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Got da Penny

My 2 cents .........

 

 

Yes, Jerry gave me "permission". :lol:

 

 

 

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and my friends had this as a "center piece" for sale ..

 

 

 

 

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My 2 cents .........

 

 

Yes, Jerry gave me "permission". :lol:

I seemed to keep missing Jerry and never got to say: Hi

 

It was great talking with you Carey, always good to see you!

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I had a great time at the show!....thats me wearing the diamond ega patched beach side usmc helmet!..(picked up two of them)..i sure love a good ol' helmet party!!.....mike

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Speaking of helmets - did anyone see the pile of original MP helmets the guy had at national gun day next door? He said someone bought a lot of them surplus after the war and they sat in a barn. They were white marked with the broken white band - he had at least 10, fixed and swivel bail; was selling for $500 each. Wouldn't be surprised if those start popping up on ebay soon.

 

Also in the pic of you guys and helmets - is the medic lid on the table a 33rd division or 326th Medical Bn helmet?

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Speaking of helmets - did anyone see the pile of original MP helmets the guy had at national gun day next door? He said someone bought a lot of them surplus after the war and they sat in a barn. They were white marked with the broken white band - he had at least 10, fixed and swivel bail; was selling for $500 each. Wouldn't be surprised if those start popping up on ebay soon.

 

Also in the pic of you guys and helmets - is the medic lid on the table a 33rd division or 326th Medical Bn helmet?

Yes, he was peddling those in a suitcase at the SoS before the gun show started at $600 apiece. Apparently he wouldn't budge on price from what I heard.

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Speaking of helmets - did anyone see the pile of original MP helmets the guy had at national gun day next door? He said someone bought a lot of them surplus after the war and they sat in a barn. They were white marked with the broken white band - he had at least 10, fixed and swivel bail; was selling for $500 each. Wouldn't be surprised if those start popping up on ebay soon.

 

Also in the pic of you guys and helmets - is the medic lid on the table a 33rd division or 326th Medical Bn helmet?

He was peddling them for $600 at the SOS on Thursday but, he wouldn't budge on the price as Mike mentioned. I asked what kind of price he'd do a combined deal on all of them, He said that they were $600 and he wasn't going down. However, it now appears he budged by the time the gun show began on Saturday because you saw them at $500 each. Yeah, the market will soon be flooded with MP M-1's.

 

As for the Med Helmet, actually the cross on the side was an early Operation Torch medic marking. It was then updated later with the larger Geneva Cross Roundells.

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Speaking of helmets - did anyone see the pile of original MP helmets the guy had at national gun day next door? He said someone bought a lot of them surplus after the war and they sat in a barn. They were white marked with the broken white band - he had at least 10, fixed and swivel bail; was selling for $500 each. Wouldn't be surprised if those start popping up on ebay soon.

 

Also in the pic of you guys and helmets - is the medic lid on the table a 33rd division or 326th Medical Bn helmet?

 

 

Yes, He was stiff on his price, As Mike said, he was at the SOS trying to sell them for $600 ea. and had more in his car. I heard he was offered $1500 for 3 of them and turned it down, then he had them on a table the next day at the gun show for $500 each. Said he bought a surplus of over 100 of them found in a "Barn" (had pictures of them in stacks on a dirt floor). If I had that many to get rid of, I think I would have priced them to sell! And to be honest, they looked like post war MP markings rather then WWII markings.

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The markings were definitely "garrison" done, looked like stencil. Stateside PW guards? Couldn't say if they were done in 1944 or 1950. All I know is I saw a mixture of straps - the newest being OD Green on swivel bail.

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I had a great show myself. Not to often you open up a book and find a photo of your loved one in it! My Grandfather flew in the 398th bomb group 603rd bomb squadron during world war 2 and I found a photo of him on the in the 603rd bomb squadron history book on the far right. The dealer that owned this piece was more then fair to me and discounted the 3 books and the envelope and even included the case. I also found a 602nd bomb squadron patch the sister squadron to my grandfathers unit. All in all I had a great show with stuff my family with cherish for years.

 

 

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Scott speaking of the Medics Helmet.....was that small cross painted in gas detection paint? I never did any research. I just placed it on my shelf and there it sat for a long time until this show.

Thanks.

Ronnie

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I made some great buys right up through Saturday and hated to leave early because of the pending storm. Planned on staying to the very end, but packed up the table Saturday after the show closed and headed north.

 

Anyway, I've found over the last several years, it pays to stay. As dealers pack up and leave, you would be amazed of the items that have been packed away under the tables until more room is available for them to be put out. Also, as a table holder, many sales are still made as people pay more attention to your items when their not overwhelmed.

 

Not to mention, great items that were over priced the entire show seem to quickly drop in price near the end, but then I also seen great deals in the beginning that were sold 3 or 4 times in the show and ended up on other dealer tables for 3x what they started out as? For example, I hesitated on a great 29th ID German souvenir bring back helmet priced at $700, by the end of the show it was on it's 3rd table for a mere $2000?

 

Long story short,,, As a dealer or show goer don't be in a hurry to leave!!

 

Troy

The 29th id helmet is for sale again on the net. I am looking at it now. Its a mere 2800 now.

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Yes, He was stiff on his price, As Mike said, he was at the SOS trying to sell them for $600 ea. and had more in his car. I heard he was offered $1500 for 3 of them and turned it down, then he had them on a table the next day at the gun show for $500 each. Said he bought a surplus of over 100 of them found in a "Barn" (had pictures of them in stacks on a dirt floor). If I had that many to get rid of, I think I would have priced them to sell! And to be honest, they looked like post war MP markings rather then WWII markings.

My guess is that he went from wanting to rebuild a jeep to rebuilding a Sherman Tank when he saw what others were asking for them. But with that inflexibility in prices on multiple purchases he will be lucky have money to rebuild a Yugo. :blink:

John

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The 29th id helmet is for sale again on the net. I am looking at it now. Its a mere 2800 now.

$2800 is way overpriced now IMO

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The 29th id helmet is for sale again on the net. I am looking at it now. Its a mere 2800 now.

I didn't like it at $700.00

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airbornemedals

I didn't like it at $700.00

What do you guys think is a realistic price for such an intrinsic helmet? 2800 is nuts.

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I had a great show myself. Not to often you open up a book and find a photo of your loved one in it! My Grandfather flew in the 398th bomb group 603rd bomb squadron during world war 2 and I found a photo of him on the in the 603rd bomb squadron history book on the far right. The dealer that owned this piece was more then fair to me and discounted the 3 books and the envelope and even included the case. I also found a 602nd bomb squadron patch the sister squadron to my grandfathers unit. All in all I had a great show with stuff my family with cherish for years.

 

 

 

That was pure fate that you came across those booklets, especially the one with your grandfather. I had those books for a long time and decided to bring them to the show. I also believe you were the first one to actually take them out and look at them. Glad you got them !!! :)

 

Check out picture/post number 159 in this thread. The books are still on my table for sale. !

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Alright, here's one of our members styling in an Experimental Model 8. You can own this helmet for $5,500.00!

I loved this helmet! And what story to go with it!!

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I loved this helmet! And what story to go with it!!

Did Ken give you a story with it? He is referred to as UncleBS for a reason. ^_^

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