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Recent Type 90 Helmet Find

 
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tarfu43



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:38 am    Post subject: Recent Type 90 Helmet Find Reply with quote

I was recently able to acquire this Type 90 helmet from a friend whose father was a Marine machine gunner on Tinian and Saipan. My friend did not know which island his father got the helmet from. I was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on the helmet, what the approximate market value might be (for insurance), and what the markings/symbols might mean?

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gwsiii



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: helmet Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay, took the weekend off from the internet. Nice helmet. I don't follow prices closely but would guess $350 and up.

The white painted character before the arabic 84 is 4, but might have another meaning.

The S in the diamond is probably a maker's mark, the mark painted below it is ko, it is the size, I think ko is small, but I can't remember, hopefully someone will come along and help us both out! Good stuff is still out there! Thanks for posting. Trey

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Helmet Reply with quote

That is a very nice and unusually complete helmet example. Congrats.

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Troia



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So glad to see the helmet is in such good condition. Are you going to display it anywhere, Tarfu?
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