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#76 04-10-2013 21:04:12

History95
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From: Belgium
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Hey Guys,

Here's a pith helmet that looks very similar to the French made pith helmet from Eddie on the previous page.
The sweatband is made out of fake leather, was this usual ?
I do not own this helmet, but opinions are welcome. wink

Regards,
Yannick

http://i40.tinypic.com/2dtzqrk.jpg
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#77 18-11-2013 07:14:04

Dawn Patrol
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

I remember those pith helmet shield sales cards from the 60s! Most were stripped off and the papers lost. That is really cool to see again!
Regarding the above pith helmet. I like it. Looks good as gold to me. Has a great used look to it.

Last edited by Dawn Patrol (18-11-2013 07:16:15)

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#78 30-03-2014 21:58:54

Scottmadoo
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2460_dsc00864.jpg

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#79 23-06-2014 02:26:59

Muellers
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Registered: 17-11-2013
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Hello everyone,

I just purchased a Luftwaffe pith helmet that's stripped down. I'm buying the insignia from svmilitaria but I need to get a luftwaffe chin strap.

So does anyone have an extra  luft pith chin strap for sale? if so, I'd be indebt to ya. Many thanks

Please contact me at stopit12003@yahoo.com

Chris Runyan

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#80 23-06-2014 02:32:36

Muellers
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

I'm sorry, I forgot to add my email address: stopit12003@yahoo.com
And my phone number is 314-303-4975. And if someone has a reasonable price chin strap I can pay by PayPal.

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#81 04-07-2014 12:32:05

Tin Soldier
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Registered: 15-09-2011
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

G, day guys,

This just walked in the door today from Holland/Netherlands tongue
I have been after a green tropenhelm for a while now and I don't think I could have asked for a better one, other than a used salty example.
This one is in unissued condition and I think never worn, the only damage is a slight fray to the cloth band at the front were possibly the chinstrap has
rubbed against it? Plus some rubbing to the green leather edging and a small ding to the front at top left, oh and someone has removed the eagle badge at some stage?
The other interesting thing is that I can't find a makers name anywhere? There is a few stamps under the leather liner 56 (size) G7???
and a small 83 sticker???

Not sure what the G7 stamp means and the small 83 sticker, if anybody knows please let me know?
I remember seeing a post on this forum in regards to original tropenhelm badges with a link to a Militaria site that had a large range of pith badges
but I can't seem to find it now. If anybody remembers the site or finds the link please let me know so I can restore this pith back to it's original glory.
I would like to find a pith badge with the same prong fittings on the back to match the other side correctly,....thanks wink

Cheers
Stu





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Last edited by Tin Soldier (04-07-2014 12:33:27)


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#82 06-07-2014 00:49:07

Sebastian.V
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Great find Tin !

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#83 06-07-2014 17:39:20

Eddie
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

You beat me bidding on that one sad  It's a sound example Stu thought it might be you ! If anyone has a similar green Heer pith helmet to sell let me know thanks !


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#84 06-07-2014 20:36:23

Eddie
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Hi Jerry,
Remember some time ago I messaged you about the heer pith helmet would you still be interested in selling it ?

Regards
Eddie



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Here is my Green 1st pattern Heer tropenhelm.  It came from Matt, thanks.  1942 dated and made by ITA.  I have some more to post.


Regards,

Jerry


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#85 07-07-2014 01:07:53

Tin Soldier
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From: Australia
Registered: 15-09-2011
Posts: 574

Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Thanks guys,
Sorry Eddie my apologies, hate to bid against people you know roll But you will get another chance I'm sure.
I still have to track down an Eagle badge the same make as the Tri-Colour shield which may not be easy?

The story continues hmm

Cheers
Stu


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#86 18-11-2014 19:23:47

Rebbaron55
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From: Central Coast of California
Registered: 08-07-2014
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Here are another couple LW tropenhelms for your viewing! Figured I would add these to an existing line instead of opening a new one! As usual one heavily used and one unused plus an odd manufacturers marking! Enjoy!

                                                                                Barron

http://i61.tinypic.com/2djxt0j.jpg, http://i58.tinypic.com/2qv6zrl.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/1zh37k4.jpg, http://i60.tinypic.com/iqx7wy.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/25uh8jq.jpg, http://i59.tinypic.com/mkhyti.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/2q3oz9s.jpg, http://i59.tinypic.com/jzv9zm.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/30hmxbs.jpg, http://i60.tinypic.com/330wpkx.jpg

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#87 18-11-2014 19:42:10

Rebbaron55
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Here are another set of shots of Manufacturers markings and interior construction.

http://i59.tinypic.com/n1szzc.jpg, http://i61.tinypic.com/2usk4ls.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2i9qtn6.jpg, http://i62.tinypic.com/16bc290.jpg

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#88 19-11-2014 11:36:05

Sebastian.V
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

whoooo many thanks Rebbaron for your help in this thread !

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#89 19-11-2014 13:51:23

don_kihotis7
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Thanks for posting Barron


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#90 28-11-2014 17:15:59

Rebbaron55
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Looks like possibly American goggles attached to it? Did those come with it?

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#91 01-12-2014 22:12:18

Thoms
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Registered: 16-01-2014
Posts: 442

Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Hello Guys!

Here i have an Italian Pith converted to W-SS!
What you think?

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_w-ss_tropenhelm_a_fileminimizer.jpg
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#92 01-01-2015 11:52:58

Wessels
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From: Nordwest der USA
Registered: 17-04-2011
Posts: 185

Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Happy New Year everyone! So...a question regarding the early stages of the Afrika Korps and the issue/use of the pith helmet (Troppenhelm): Did the first troops to arrive in Afrika arrive without steel helmets and only have Tropenhelms as helmets? What is known? This question came up recently when I read that Hermann Goering made sure that all his Luftwaffe FLAK personnel in Afrika had steel helmets. Thanks in advance!


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#93 01-01-2015 21:46:50

Wessels
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Registered: 17-04-2011
Posts: 185

Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Thanks Magpie! That is the exact inel that I suspected and hoped for! Do we know about when the Stahlhelm became standard issue then? Was it then only for combat arms troops (Pz.Gren., Artilleries, Pioneer usw.)?
I'm trying to find a Heeres (canvas) type Tropemhelm to go with my collection. If any of our team members spot a nice condition one for sale (not too small and not way too big as it must work on a mannaquin) please ease let me know. Kind regards to all...and happy hunting in 2015!


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#94 02-01-2015 15:09:11

don_kihotis7
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Tim you are the man big_smile
a portable encyclopedia


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#95 17-02-2015 09:58:51

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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

Nice hat !

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#96 17-02-2015 10:24:06

don_kihotis7
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

I like these signed items. Not helping with set ups on mannequins etc but are nice historical items to collect.
Well done Tim.


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#98 17-04-2015 22:05:24

PAOLORUBENS
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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

I have seen at SOS an incredible legit blue LW pith , the seller asked 7,000 USD ... and lately was sold

Bond wrote:

Not from my collection, but one I would like to add.  This example is from Kurtz's Afrikakorps book, a German manufactured Blue canvas Luftwaffe tropenhelm, the holy grail for Tropenhelm collectors, IMO.



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#99 18-04-2015 13:07:56

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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

$7K WOW yikes


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#100 18-04-2015 23:05:02

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Re: How about them Pith Helmets!

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