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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:23 PM
Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:39 PM
Out of interest, why is the abbreviation for Congressional medal of Honour "CMO"? I'd have assumed CMH.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:34 PM
Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:44 PM
I'm glad the helmet looks good. I got it for a very good price, but not being a militaria collector per se, I always like to get a second (or third!) opinion. I'll put it on a stand next to my M1 (which I also got for a very good price!).
PS here are some pictures my grandfather took from the deck of the SS Toloa as she sailed through the Panama Canal in 1929:
SS Toloa/SS New Westminster City
Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:36 PM
I dont think officer. Most US helmets had decals and souvenir / cammo paint finishes applied on the way back to the USA after the Armistice. There was a cottage industry of artists at the French harbours and on the boats home who would paint to order. The EGA was unlikely to have been applied during the war service at the front. I am yet to be made aware of a helmet dug up with the EGA affixed.
This helmet could have been prepped for a Stateside victory parade. Neverthelsee a rare WW1 USMC item.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:11 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:41 PM
The stamp inside the Liberty Division helmet is Z S 24. I know the Z bit identifies it as an American helmet but what does the rest stand for? I'll post a pic of the stamp shortly.
Anyone have any opinions about this helmet?
Supposedly a 77th "Liberty" Division Helmet Shell.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:55 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:16 PM
intrestingly my 77th div helmet is exactly as yours the badge appears to have been done by the same hand/artist ,mine though is complete with liner but the condition of shell ect very simlar but as i say the quality of the painted div sign exact and mine was bought more years ago than i would like to rember ,and have never had a problem with it or other collectors that have handled it .
Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:27 AM