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Old 10-02-2019, 07:49 PM
Joturkey Joturkey is offline
 
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Default $5,100 for a helmet on ebay?

Ok, I dont know squat about helmets, this must be something rare? I know there are hard core collectors of these but the only way I could spend that kind of money is if it was like Patton's helmet.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-US-Navy...torefresh=true

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Old 10-02-2019, 07:53 PM
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I don't know helmets at all, but I would be reluctant to pay big money for any collectible without being able to inspect it in person.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:13 PM
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Not saying it’s worth that much. But I imagine the connection to an actual ship is attractive!!
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:08 PM
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Without doing any research, I'm assuming that the bidders were likely able to establish that the helmet was used during a significant landing operation (possibly Iwo...looks like a PTO helmet IMO). Not an overly crazy price if so, but a little surprising since the helmet market has been a little depressed as of late. Historically significant helmets from 101st AB, 2nd Ranger, and D-Day are highly sought after and bring obscene amounts of money.

We are also making a huge assumption that the winning bidder will actually pay.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:28 AM
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Alex....."I'll take who was E.M. Chadwick for $5,100.00" Seriously nice helmet but just has to be some big back story for that price.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:03 PM
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i wish i was as financially successful as whomever bought that helmet. haha
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:33 PM
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Buy the helmet, not the story.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:15 PM
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money laundering. oldest trick in the book.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:35 PM
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All the WWII navy helmets I've ever seen were a battleship grey or a blue grey in color. How does a jungle camo. paint job help while on a ship in the ocean?
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:24 PM
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All the WWII navy helmets I've ever seen were a battleship grey or a blue grey in color. How does a jungle camo. paint job help while on a ship in the ocean?
The camo pattern shown on the helmet is one of the more common patterns used by LCI. Here are a few period photos of it in use...





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