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Very nice Cody! The 3/5 is elusive. One of only two I need to complete my fifth and sixth Marine helmet collection. Gives me the "blues". Congrats and thanks for posting. Kevin

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Thanks guys. As this stuff is most difficult to source, we are at fate's wanton whim to find these things, I am very fortunate to have what few things I have.

 

Thanks for the nice words, I'm trying to amass a decent, representative, WWI USMC helmet collection. Were it not for the considered mentoring of Charles (Chuck) Roelens I'd not be nowhere close. Thank you, Sir! Semper Fi!

 

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Cody

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A nice one, I own it's twin, definitely done by same hand. Congrats. Kevin

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Mine was once owned by Dennis Jackson and is depicted in Equipping the Corps. Dennis previously posted it in this thread, see post 94.

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Very nice looking helmet! Ega has just the right amount of age and patina. Great job.

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Thanks, guys. The following edited narrative was provided by the seller...

 

"Any legit WWI USMC helmet is tough to find nowadays, here's a 5th Marines, HQ guy. It is named to Frank Moore. The hole is punched-in for EGA placement. The EGA is fused to the helmet. This helmet came out of an 1880's NW house completely wrapped in a 1918 dated newspaper along with the Marine's dogtags and a small satchel with some German currency. Particles of this newspaper are glued to the helmet by rodent urine, and a section dated November 11, 1918 folded inside."

 

Thanks for looking,
Cody

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Nice helmet, that is one big insignia on the front. Neat provenance!

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Here's a couple of mine, although the 3/6 lid is sans EGA....so just ignore it. :rolleyes:

 

The 2/6 helmet shows toning from an old coat of varnish, the end product of a well-intentioned collector decades ago.

 

 

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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
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Gorgeous looking helmets guys!

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FYI, the VFW magazine( Jan or Feb this year) cover has pics of Marines in New York city after war, good examples of painted helmets with EGA’s. Will dig it out if anyone interested, pm me.

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"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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Heres the VFW magazine cover, was last year. Whoever titled pic must have been ignorant as its listed as US Army troops??? DA? Anyway, anyone knowledgeable knows the guys are Marines by looking at helmets. Bet it was a hot time in town that night,LOL

"The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him" G.K. Chesterton

"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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