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Francis C. Allan



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: Paratrooper helmet Reply with quote

A friend in Thailand has spotted a Japanese paratrooper steel helmet in a shop in Bangkok. He says the lining is intact. He pointed out that the owners want the equivolent of $400.

He asked if this was a reasonable amount? I am not a helmet collector so I am not up on prices. Can anyone provide advice for me to pass on to him?

Frank
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Jareth



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's not a Nakata repro grab it! Nakata never made copies of the early model with leather neck shield. Originals are worth over $3K
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Francis C. Allan



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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:37 am    Post subject: Helmet value Reply with quote

Dear Jareth;

Thank you. I had no idea! I'll have him take a closer look to make sure it is oriignal. I'll let you know if I can get photos.

Frank
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Francis C. Allan



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Helmet pictures Reply with quote

Well it looks legit to me but this is not my area. The guy who owns the shop has piles of helmets, mostly Vietnam-era U.S. as you can see.

Do you think the Japanese para helmet is legit?

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Jareth



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks legit but in poor condition. Still worth $2K
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grab it! and then run!!! before the seller finds out what its really worth.
thats what I would do.
wish I would find such a helmet for 400$
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Francis C. Allan



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:48 am    Post subject: Para Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I'll pass that along to my friend in Thailand.

Frank
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230644533035&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:21 am    Post subject: helmet Reply with quote

Wow, Its all about being in the right place at the right time if you're the first, but once the 'party starts' you have to be willing to spend the most!

Thanks for the link Jareth. Is there anything good/bad/interesting about either that we should take note of?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:22 am    Post subject: Paratrooper helmet Reply with quote

I knew I should have purchased it when he offered it for about $400!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:06 pm    Post subject: helmet Reply with quote

A wise man once said the only deals he regretted were the ones he sold, and the ones he didn't buy....
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