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Heer and SS Decals......real of fake?
Old 04-18-2017, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Heer and SS Decals......real of fake?

I am looking for some opinions from experts if these 3 decals are real or not?

I believe the 1st and 3rd are real but not sure about the second:

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=5

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=6

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=7

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Old 04-18-2017, 11:22 AM   #2
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I am looking for some opinions from experts if these 3 decals are real or not?

I believe the 1st and 3rd are real but not sure about the second:

ny help would be appreciated. Thanks
First one has a slight chance but all three look bad.....If they're from the same source, walk away...Bodes
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:02 PM   #3
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Only the eagle with scratches all around the shield is original.
that decal is an Ed Strache and a lot of them were applied postwar.
If that helmet is a reissue it could have a good chance of a period application, but those scratches are quite worrisome, and good pics of the whole helmet would help.

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Only the eagle with scratches all around the shield is original.
that decal is an Ed Strache and a lot of them were applied postwar.
If that helmet is a reissue it could have a good chance of a period application, but those scratches are quite worrisome, and good pics of the whole helmet would help.

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It is raining today. I'll try and take additional pictures tomorrow. Thanks!
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Only the eagle with scratches all around the shield is original.
that decal is an Ed Strache and a lot of them were applied postwar.
If that helmet is a reissue it could have a good chance of a period application, but those scratches are quite worrisome, and good pics of the whole helmet would help.

Andrea
+2 but I think a good chance of post-war application. Pictures of the whole helmet would help.

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Old 04-21-2017, 11:10 AM   #7
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I thought the decal was a Mid-War variant. The chin strap is repo. The dome is rusty but the paint appears to be the same inside and outside. Under the decal, there is some metallic flaking specks.

Here are some link to the helmet photos. Thanks

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=9

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=8

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=7

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=6

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=5

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=4

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=3

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=2

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=1

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/dt...tml?sort=3&o=0
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