I have already posted it in the expensive hobby thread but I'm pretty sure that Arfcom is full of hidden gems and I would like to see them.
_ 2 US or British WW1 Mk1/M1917 found in the Somme in relic condition.
_ Bulgarian M1936C
_ British MKII made in 1939 and used during WW2 by the Eastern Irish
defense forces (I don't think that more than a few 100's of them have
_ Spanish Z 1942 (copy of the German M1942)
_ Swiss M1918
_ Vickers Irish helmet M1927 (copy of the German WW1 helmet, no more than 10,000 of them were made)
_ French M1926
_ Belgian M1931
_ Italian M1933 used in the Spanish civil war.
_ Italian M1933, the shell was made in 1942 and the last layer of paint is from the 80's.
_ 2 British Mk2 (both of them made in 1940 )
_ French M1935 used by the Air force.
_ US MK3 flak helmet
_ US,French, Italian, French, German water canteen from the WW2 and WW1.
_ French haversack (fully loaded but without any white flag)
_ French gas mask
_ Czech VZ32 used by the german luftschutz
_ Czech Vz32 with double german decals.
I started this collection less than 6 months ago so that's quite a lot of bucks spent in a short time.
Excepted the first 2 British helmets all of them are complete with liner and chinstrap.
As you can see i'm mainly interested in the 1918-1945 time frame.
British MKII used by the Irish army.
Shell and liner made in 1939
French M1935 with the AF insignia, stamped 1938.
Belgian Adrian M1931.
Czech Vz.32 reused by the Germans. A decal with the german national colors is on the other side. I have to protect our fellow german members from their law but the swastika is fully conserved.
US M3 flak helmet. Used by the bomber's aircrew, 200,000 made between 1943 and 1945. This one is in mint condition with all the flocking still there.
An Irish vickers M1927. 10,000 of them were made by Vickers in England with German captured tools in 1927.
4,000 were dumped in a new barrack foundation by the Irish army in the 80's, so they are now quite scarce, mine is numbered 4255.
As there is no militaria EE on this site, shoot me a pm is you want to sell one of yours one of these days
Now show me your helmets !!