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#1 Tonomachi

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 01:30 PM

Yesterday I took a chance on buying this German helmet for $400.00 at a local flea market.  The seller came down on his asking price as no one seemed interested.  Luckily for me there was a much larger flea market/antique show on the same day and my competition was at that particular show.  I normally don't buy WW2 German militaria due to all of the fakes on the market but I emailed photos to my competition who felt it might be real and there were other pieces which I purchased and one in particular was an infantry NCO hat which showed what looked like genuine wear with old sweat stains.  The helmet is mint which is what had me worried as you would think that something 70 plus years old would show some wear.  This is my first German helmet and hopefully is is a genuine period piece.  

 

 

 

 

 

   

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#2 Tonomachi

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 01:33 PM

I also picked up a WW2 German backpack, NCO infantry hat, officer's belt and canteen which I've posted on other threads in their appropriate categories.  This all came out of a storage locker somewhere in California.

 

 

 

 

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#3 Tonomachi

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 01:35 PM

Lastly I'm guessing the writing on the inside is the former owner's name and serial number?

 

 

 

 

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#4 Eric Queen

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 07:19 AM

Congrats Dennis. From the photos that appears to be a stunning M35 DD. Would be tough to top in terms of condition and named (with unit) also. 

 

Here is what the FPN 07244 corresponds to:

 

07244
(28.4.1940-14.9.1940) Stalag Holland A, dann Kommandant
Kriegsgefangenen-Bezirk E
(1.2.1941-11.7.1941) gestrichen
(27.1.1942-14.7.1942) Sammal-Fp.Nr.
(7.11.1944-Kriegsende) 9.2.1945 gestrichen.



#5 RRA227

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 08:31 AM

Nice helmet.  Rich A. in Pa.



#6 Wake1941

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 08:44 AM

Beautiful helmet, you are on quite a roll

#7 Thor996

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 09:07 AM

congrats. The only things have found in flea markets here are fleas and a guy who has a military booth inside and he had a lot of repro krap he is selling as legit

#8 Tonomachi

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 08:10 PM

Congrats Dennis. From the photos that appears to be a stunning M35 DD. Would be tough to top in terms of condition and named (with unit) also. 

 

Here is what the FPN 07244 corresponds to:

 

07244
(28.4.1940-14.9.1940) Stalag Holland A, dann Kommandant
Kriegsgefangenen-Bezirk E
(1.2.1941-11.7.1941) gestrichen
(27.1.1942-14.7.1942) Sammal-Fp.Nr.
(7.11.1944-Kriegsende) 9.2.1945 gestrichen.

Many thanks for this information.



#9 CurioCollector

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:59 AM

Wow! looks like a top grade example & original! Congratulations.



#10 Beerdragon54

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:34 AM

Omg this is unreal beautiful. Congrats!!


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:15 PM

Very nice helmet. Decals are stunning



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 07:45 PM

Paarmann Ja!

 

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#13 Silverwings

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 02:21 PM

Agreed, beautiful helmet and nice score!



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Posted 17 February 2020 - 07:01 PM

Oh my.  Nice work here too!




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