ORIGINAL WW2 GERMAN M35 ET66 NORMANDY SPRAY CAMO HELMET. (PLEASE CONTINUE TO SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL 15 DETAILED PHOTOS). 100% Original M35 ET66 German helmet with original 1940 dated liner system. This is one of the most realistic and historically accurate looking WW2 Normandy camo helmets I have ever seen.This is a large sized M35 ET66 in gothic script with a rear lot number of 151 produced by the Eisenwerkes factory in the city of Thale. The liner system is 100% original however has darkened over the years most likely due to the use of mink oil many many years ago possibly even during the war as German doldiers at the time used mink oil and other animal dervied hair products. The outside paint has been restored overtop of feld grau textured base paint into a beautiful spray pattern creating an extremely accurate looking Normandy camo or southern Italian front camo. The outside paint was then aged to an ultimate perfection and would fool most intermediate to advanced collectors in this authors humble opinion. The aging is completely random and natural looking with nice smooth dark brown rust suggesting 70+ of slow oxidization.
Let the marketplace decide it true value. Germany, Austria, Italy and Polan d. PLEASE SEE ALL ADDITIONAL 15 PHOTOS LOCATED BELOW. These members are all anonymous and so you never even know who is giving their opinion whether or not it is a 16 yr old boy in his parent's basement pretending to be an expert or a seasoned professional. Picking helmets and other German collectibles is just a hobby of mine and has nothing to do with my main business which is in home renovations.
This is why I only ever care about what I paid for a helmet and not what some dealer would ask. The item "ORIGINAL WW2 GERMAN M35 ET66 NORMANDY OR ITALIAN THEATER SPRAY CAMO HELMET" is in sale since Sunday, June 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "helmets-of-war-dot-com" and is located in BURLINGTON, VT. This item can be shipped worldwide.