15th Contemporary History Auction

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Austrian M17 mimikry camo helmet

Austrian M17 mimikry camo helmet

Austrian M17 mimikry camo helmet

LOT 21-0148
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COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
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LOT 21-0148
EAN 2000000134700
LOT 21-0148
PERIOD
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000134700
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 21-0148
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000134700
Germany 1918 - 1945
Austrian M17 mimikry camo helmet


Description
A stunning Austrian WW1 period time camo helmet. M17 pattern with original liner and chin strap. 
 
The 3-color "mimikry" paint is in very good condition. Great patina! A stunning helmet with a lot of character!
 
One flap missing to the 3-part liner. Inner metal ring with original attached rivets. A square ink stamp to the shell (hard to read). The other side shows the name of the soldier written to the shell.
 
A period time applied paper or tape to once side. This is a very special "sticky" tape available for soldiers at this time. Pencil writing. "1917-1918" as well as some words which are hard to read. This was writing by an US soldier who shipped this helmet home after 1918! 
 
Four white bars to the other side which seam to be the remains of other tapes the US GI put on the helmet. It probably showed his address.
 
A very very rare veteran bring back! An important and unique piece of history!

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