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German fire police helmet w/ DAK decals - is it all fake?


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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 09:33 AM

A client texted photos to me of what appears to be another fantasy helmet with DAK decals.  This is a fire police helmet. The liner looks fairly new but the chinstrap appears to have some use, or is it a repro?

 

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#2 Josef

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 03:00 PM

Decal doesn't have an age look to it.



#3 Bob Hudson

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 03:26 PM

Decal doesn't have an age look to it.

 

From what I have read so far, it doesn't seem like they ever had steel pots with these decalls.



#4 Josef

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 01:42 AM

I agree Bob, never seen that decal on any helmet. That symbol;, common, but was applied to crates, ammo boxes, and vehicles. WW2 Gear and some others were selling reproduction Africa Corp helmets with this decal and selling this decal also.



#5 Bob Hudson

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 06:08 AM

One bummer with fake decals is - in this case - that it's not only not worth what a real DAK helmet would be, but iin this case it's not even worth as much as a typical Feuerschutzpolizei helmet beause of the decals, which would leave a mess if you scraped them off.



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 09:44 PM

yes fake decals...these were sold in the 60s and 70s from WW2 Ltd from St.Louis,Collectors Armory etc.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 03:51 PM

yes fake decals...these were sold in the 60s and 70s from WW2 Ltd from St.Louis,Collectors Armory etc.

WW2 Ltd was this the mail order place that sold a whole array of insignia and stuff, even records?

 

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