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M1 Helmet Vietnam cover... original graffiti?


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Hi,

I have this cover (1971 dated), about Vietnam era. It has a lo of graffiti hanmade and I have some doubs abouts its originality. What do you think about?

They are very shade, but this is not sufficient to say they are same era... and... I see on the list of months GIU is missed... can be a reason?

Thank you very much in advanced and excuse again my poor english (sorry).

 

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Looks like it was never on a helmet , no crease on helmet rim line , no sun spotting or bleaching. No shape of a helmet

 

So far I'm not sold on it

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Fake in my opinion.

 

All done at the same time.

 

Not to mention I actually think this is a 1974 dated cover someome has attempted to make "Wartime" notice how the 1 area has a bleached spot directly over it, you can still hardly make out of the corner that would create the 4. The 1 also lacks the base of the column, which is a common characteristic seen in all the other "1"s in the stamp.

 

Would display nice I'm sure but I wouldn't get my hopes up on it being a period original example.

 

J

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Misery! Bad day... :( Now I look better and I see that number 1 is different from others... yes now I think it was a number 4. Thanks Justin ;)

I payed 30 euro for a fake cover. I lost a cover, but the seller definitely lost a customer who could buy a lot more.

 

But thank you very much to you ;)

 

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Fake in my opinion.

 

All done at the same time.

 

Not to mention I actually think this is a 1974 dated cover someome has attempted to make "Wartime" notice how the 1 area has a bleached spot directly over it, you can still hardly make out of the corner that would create the 4. The 1 also lacks the base of the column, which is a common characteristic seen in all the other "1"s in the stamp.

 

Would display nice I'm sure but I wouldn't get my hopes up on it being a period original example.

 

J

 

Good catch Justin!!

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It was painted and rubbed

 

It could have been put in the washing machine in order to fade out the marker.

I actually put a Mitchell in the washing machine a long time ago when I was new to collecting and it came out with similar white/discoloring.

 

The number "1" also looks crooked.

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It was painted and rubbed

 

It could have been put in the washing machine in order to fade out the marker.

I actually put a Mitchell in the washing machine a long time ago when I was new to collecting and it came out with similar white/discoloring.

 

The number "1" also looks crooked.

It was rubbed only over the graffitis...

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