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Costa, September 20, 2018 in STEEL AND KEVLAR HELMETS
why are these becoming so common lately??
I looked at the sweatband and it looks to be an od7 and maybe post war??? picture is not good.
I'm pretty sure dskjl said somebody he knew found four of them at once. IIRC we've seen the ones marked 27 and 33 before.
Welp on soon as it was posted on here it ended.... or maybe theres no correlation...
At any rate we've now seen numbers 23, 28 and 33
its gone------------- bet some one made an offer the seller couldn't resist and took it.
Guys is there a link to other kiska medic helmets on the forum?
Guys I have number 8 - have had it for over ten years.
Same exact rusting on the panel.
examples we know of so far: 8, 28, 27, 33, 41 and now 23.
WTB: Nam used helicopter pilot helmets decorated with original art.
Do we have the lot numbers of the known examples? It would be interesting to see if they all have heat stamps in close proximity to one another.
Here is a side by side of the ones I could find online. What is so cool is that they all appear to have been done by the same hand. Look at the handwriting of the numbers, especially the number 2. They match. The rusting on the whites of the medic panels are consistent throughout. Must have been stored together for many years.
Assuming the numbers range from 8-41, does that mean there could be 41 or more of these out there?
Interested in any middle eastern bringbacks
I would think so, trenchfoot!
I asked the seller some questions today. He told me that a woman donated the helmet to him (thrift store?). Said that it was her fathers from WWII and it has been kicking around in a box all these years and she had no interest in keeping it. He said that he will try to get the womans name so I can find out who her father was. He lives in a small town apparently. Hopefully that will let us know what unit wore these helmets and what the story is behind them. He also told me that he sold it to a collector in his town and that it was not a backdoor deal. He said he got much more for it than the other one that sold recently on eBay. $4k+
I really dont care what he got for it, the fact remains that there were six bidders on it and it was at $1,100+ when it ended early.
So yes it was a back door deal regardless of where the outside buyer resides.
I was hoping that at $1,100 with 5 days and 22 hours left it was good for the duration.
Anyways, good job on posting pictures of the other numbers. Amazing how they all have the same patina, especially around the panels.
I too would like to know what unit these came from.
I WAS THE 1 THAT HAD THE 1,000.00 BID. I CALLED HIM TOO. HE SAID HE TOOK IT OFF BECAUSE IT WAS GETTING TO HOT! HE TOLD ME HIS TOP OFFER WAS 4.500.00 AND THE SAME STORY ABOUT THE VETS DAUGHTER.
I dont get it. If someone offered me 4500 via backdoor deal, I would assume the lid is worth more than that and let it ride! regardless, 4500 is quite a bit for a helmet with no connection to any soldier/sailor or unit.
if I get the daughters name, I will do some digging and see if I cant make a connection with a WWII vet/unit. Stay tuned
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