Camouflage helmets .............from a box not opened in 40 years

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    Camouflage helmets .............from a box not opened in 40 years

    Post by kammo-man on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:59 pm

    As you all know camouflaged German helmets are a fakers heaven.
    Real ones command massive prices and mystery.
    I had the chance to open a container sealed in the early 70s and pull these from the pile.
    My friend owned 350ish painted helmets bought from the 1950s to 70s.
    According to him his camouflage collection grew because back in the day collectors only wanted shinney things and not dirty old cammo.


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    Post by kammo-man on Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:00 am



    Chicken wire and winter to Normandy

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    Post by kammo-man on Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:04 am



    This Zimmert finish has a mad paint scheme

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    Post by kammo-man on Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:05 am



    Matches the marble counter pretty well .
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    Post by loski on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:19 am

    Nice
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    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:58 am

    Holy crap Owen - there's someone's retirement fund sorted !

    Just one would be nice. I bet his missus at the time thought he was nuts and nagged him about it and now can't believe their good fortune ! Smile

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    Post by kammo-man on Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:21 pm

    Funny you said that .
    He told a great story about sneaking in new stuff.
    Always had the same empty box in the boot of the car and would use it to bring in the new booty , the missus was never none the wiser he said !
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    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:19 pm

    I'm sure those of us who are married or in a relationship have all done stunts like that to cover our trails ! Laughing

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    Post by DMacF05 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:47 am

    Dave,

    I am sure we all have! My husband can be a real jerk about my collection. Shocked Very Happy

    Can't wait to find the time to post pics of some of my collection.

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    Post by kammo-man on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:29 pm

    Ha ........!!!

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