$1,950.00

SKU: GR16224 Categories: , Product ID: 18581

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PLATE – BROW, M16 HELMET MAIL HOME, 100% ORIGINAL: THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING ONE THAT HAS A MAIL LABEL ATTACHED TO “GRAY & SONS, CHICAGO, ILL. MAILED FROM PARIS”. “RW 1” MAKER STAMP INSIDE FLANGE. FORREST GREEN PAINT ON FRONT AND POSSIBLY EARTH BROWN CAMO (OR IT IS THE DARK AGE PATINA SHOWING THROUGH THE GREEN). THE POSTAL STAMP IS “PARIS/ 20/XI/1918”. CAME OUT OF CAIRN, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA IN 2013. EXC WITH NICE AGE PATINA. WHEN HELMETS WERE FIRST ISSUED ISSUED (JAN, 1916), 5% OF THEM WERE TO HAVE BROW PLATES (3% IN AUSTRIAN ARMY).