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WW1 Chaplain Helmet-Legit?

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Looking at this helmet on Ebay, no bidders at $75. I'm wondering if everyone else recognizes it as fake or if there's just nobody else interested. Any help would be appreciated... including if you think it's worth $75...

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Always looking for chaplain-related items!

See my stuff (and more) at The Chaplain Kit, an online chaplain history museum.

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BTW, the seller is marvelyn51 in the California if anyone knows of him...


Always looking for chaplain-related items!

See my stuff (and more) at The Chaplain Kit, an online chaplain history museum.

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Legit, as in worn in the field with the applied insignia? Probably not.

 

Legit, as in period-created trench art lampshade? Probably.

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As stated above, I don't think it was field used like this. I'm wondering how the insignia was applied as I don't see anything punched through.

 

That being said, this APPEARS to have been done awhile back, so it might be period correct. It does appear that it may have been a trench art lampshade at one time as the bottom is painted white, and without the liner, it looks like the heat from a light caused some of that white paint to flake off over years of use at the very top of the underside.

 

 

I do want to add... this seller appears to be selling some helmets that I know are not legit and all the helmets he is selling are without liners... This one does not appear to be anything done in recent years though.


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Collecting Helmets (Especially WWI Painted and USMC) and anything and everything Marine Corps.
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...it's a sum of the parts deal, as mentioned, a lamp shade.



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Maybe the Cpt'ns bars and cross are fashioned out of wood with them then being glued on?

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I would pass. Most WWI lids only have a cross.

Would the cross be like the one seen here, a rather oversize one of a so far unknown material, or would it be a collar/shoulder loop insignia?

 

Example of which can be seen in this older topic here

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Thanks, all, for your wise counsel (I love this forum!). I stayed away from it. It sold for $77.11 with only 2 bidders.


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See my stuff (and more) at The Chaplain Kit, an online chaplain history museum.

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