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WWII German Luftwaffe Model 1938 Paratrooper Double Decal Helmet, CHECK THIS OUT!

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  • $ 35,000


WWII German Luftwaffe Model 1938 Paratrooper Double Decal Helmet, CHECK THIS OUT!-This exact helmet was purchased from the family of Douglas Parker who was a British WWII Veteran of the D-Day Landings. A friend of his picked this up during a British commando raid in Norway in 1940. It is probably one of the first souvenirs of WWII. A huge, interesting, detailed story related to the acquisition of this exact helmet along with multiple photos will appear in Volume IV of my book series THE STORIES BEHIND THE TREASURES OF WORLD WAR II "The Making of a Collectorholic". The helmet is a very desirable double decal example. The apple green finish remains 75% intact, the eagle is 70% intact, and the tri color shield is 90% intact.  The Heisler produced liner is very soft and supple, it is a size 57.  There is an aluminum liner band.  The off-white neoprene pads are present and are extremely stiff.  The early style harness is grey leather and in excellent condition with minor wear. All four of the spanner bolts are present.  The side of the interior is stamped ET 68 and the lot number 3997 indicates 1938 production.  There is a name written on to the skirt which is difficult to read but hopefully somebody can figure it out.  An outstanding, historic piece!