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  4. Andrea , Thanks so much  for posting that ww1 chicken wire Image ,,, that really has blown me away !!!!!  I have a feeling other guys may think it,s from ww2 and have not understood the image ?? Lets see how long before some Pure ww1 M16 with chicken wire take to show up LOL  Cheers Ollie

    1. sysyphus


      Ollie my friend. 

      You're very welcome. I was sure you were going mad for that picture. 

      Probably..being a chicken wire it could catch the interest of most even if that's about ww1 shell. However a great document that picture. 

      My God you're right. We will see some wires installed on WW1 shells soon. 🤣Just a question of time... 



  5. Frederic, is there a thread that has more photos of this helmet on the right? If not, would you be willing to send me more photos? This helmet is just amazing.




    Much appreciated,


  6. Good morning Andrea , I hope all s good with you ? I just wanted to say athanks in regards to the recent thread " Double decal police helmet " I once again may have upset a few people due to my rather direct Anglo saxon use of English ? I must admit when i first saw the helmet i thought it fake but saw all the possitive comments and was scared to comment ,however when you stepped in to question the decal I thought it was time for me to jump in ! To be really honest I have a thing about patterns of all soughts including human behaviour and the very intro post to this thread ,,even before the pictures alerted me . What i mean by that was Dave W,s use of Pickers ,estates and veterns familys .Now this may all be what he was told and theres no way to know other wise ( athough I doubt it ! ) This kind of intro makes it very hard to chalenge the item ,,but gives the seller/owner in this case the perfect get out . In my post that caused some upset I used "make friendly " and what I really meant was simply posting to keep a friendly forum going not because of the seller ,however that said many do ( and that is deffinatly not you I include )  I know I cant change  much but I will i feel be speaking out a little more so once again my days are most likely numbered here . As a last note ,if the forum is moving to dealer sponsership the DD police Camo has not done that idea a lot of good . Cheers and sorry to go on so much ,but need to let off some steam ,Ollie

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    2. sysyphus


      Hi Olivier.

      Would you mind if i send you pics of an helmet to see what's are you thoughts about? it's a ww2 camo

    3. xavier13


      Hi Andrea , Thanks for getting back to me . As ever you are the voice of calm and resaon ( unlike myself ) I do struggle a little with people knowing who I  am in regards the books but as you say  I need somehow to subtley let it out of the bag . I am just scarred of being one of those guys who is basing a reputation on a book ( as there are many bad books out there after all ) I regards to the forums futre I was wondering if there could not be an almost online magazine feel and good members could do uninterupted articles thus giving the forum another dimesion ? As althought the formulair works I think people may be tiring of too much of it ,that said of course the core forum element should not change . My feel is theres maybe not enough in the way of new ideas coming through . please feel free to send me any pics you wish re the helmet . Cheers and thanks Ollie

    4. sysyphus


      Hi Ollie

      voice of calm and reason? lol...that's why they asked me to be a global mod.


      well i see why you don't want to let know to people what you did, who you are. You are a humble guy :-)

      That format you mentioned could be something innovative, but that's another "concept". don't really know how could be ..looks more like a blog/site maybe?

      take a look at this (maybe you know already) :

      you mean something similar? this is made in wordpress. This is made by Frank (aka Schwerpunkt), he was an admin here in the past.

      he writes on his blog (see the menù) like articles.

      People see and read. nothing about share like a forum or debates.

      He did simply his website with the info and contents as he wanted.


      as for the helmet i would love to hear your opinion. here are the photos.

      M35 with very early liner 1931 dated and early carbine strap with roller buckle

      please keep this between me and you. sorry for plenty pics

      Thank you
























  7. The Germans never did that, yes they did!!!

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    2. Martin E

      Martin E

      Just curious, did Ron by chance ever post this helmet?

    3. Andy C.

      Andy C.


        Yes he posted the winter on the WAF, and I think he posted it here. They all liked it.

    4. Martin E

      Get off my lawn!!

  9. andy boy cook on my new police Buckle :wink_2::rolleyes::wink_2:

  10. Hello,


    This is Drew from Canton Ga. I was wondering if you could review my post on the Pickelhaube I posted yesterday.

    Is it ok to directly post to forum or does it have to go through authentication first. 

    Would appreciate any feedback about this helmet.

    Thank you. 

  11. Erm I think I messed up the “introduce yourself “ bit by posting a question about my M35 .


    Best wiishes


  12. Hello John, I have the Triangular blue silk banner now which you acquired in 2010. Been trying to figure it out. I have had it for a long time, I may even have purchased it from you off of E-bay LOL.:clue:

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    2. stukarick


      Interesting, that is around the time I got it, I have had it along time. It looks cool on the wall LOL it is double sided and I have the better side facing out. When I flipped it to look at it, it was the exact flag you had pictured. Thanks for the info sir !

    3. John B

      John B

      You are welcome, I know it was originally wood worked out of an over seas chest in northern Massachusetts.

    4. stukarick


       Good info. It is in pretty good shape. Silk is bad around the pole but otherwise bright and intact.:icon14:

  13. Russel, I did it, I took a photo of the Japanese SNLF ANCHOR and posted it up just as you finished your post. Check it out and be the first to comment LOL

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    2. RussellM


      Yes, not easy to resist a sneaky peek.  Helmet looks to be in very good condition!

    3. stukarick


        LOL  yes, I think that indicates the helmet cover was probale with the helmet for a long time to protect it. Maybe in awhile I will work up the guts to take cover and net all the way off, but I want good photos to return it to its original condition.:first: You are first to see it after me !

    4. RussellM


      I'm not sure about the net either, same as Scott.  I don't think it is original to the helmet but still looks great.


      Just be very careful sliding the cover off, it will likely be more difficult to get it back on.  It should be fairly easy to tell if it has always been on the helmet, or at least on for a long time.  I think it will be quite clean inside, looking at the visible exterior of the helmet.  Not a lot of paint loss so there shouldn't be a lot of rust staining inside the cover.

  14. JR.



      Thank you for the Christmas card. Something that most of the world has gotten away from and it's kind of sad. Merry Christmas to you and your family.




    1. CodyG


      Merry Christmas, Sir.



  15. Hello Montgomery,

    Can you write me, i would an information.

    Thank you.


    Best Regards.


    1. Montgomery


      Greetings Dario -- good to hear from you.  Happy to provide information if you need it.


      Best regards,



    2. Riemen95


      Hi Montgomery,


      sorry for delay but i was in holiday.

      I'm interested in your helmet present in your site.

      Best Regards.

  16. Hi Jon,


    The profile name of the guy who would like to buy one or both of your police helmets is: IKY. His real name is Ian. You can message him on here...


    With regards to the show at the Malvern Three Counties Showground the date is Sunday, 19th November 2017. 


    Speak soon.



  17. A member named Ehvisu placed an ad saying he would pay $2000.00 for an untouched model 42 helmet. I contacted him and asked if the ad was right. He answered confirming that it was. I have it in my messages. I took several pictures and sent them and he now says that he doesn't intend to pay that much with several bullsh*t excuses why Cody. It is annoying when individuals knowingly lie. I believe that this guy is a con artist.

    Your friend

    Steve Ray

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    2. CodyG


      I'll ask him to append his ad so as to accurately reflect what he will pay.

    3. CodyG


      Note sent to the guy.


      Thanks for the heads up.

    4. SteveR


      You are a fine man Cody. You must be Irish. :rolleyes:

  18. Thanks, Patrick, for selling me the nice SE68 M35 ex-whitewash camo. A trustworthy seller with excellent communication and accommodation. One of the best!



    1. Patty D

      Patty D

      Thanks Scott, you're a true gent and an absolute pleasure to deal with! Enjoy the helmet :-) 



  19. Living in west France, near from Normandy, spent my first years near from Falaise and Arromanches. I'm very fond of german and US helmets. 52 years old.

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