Another goodie from my extensive collection. ORIGINAL VINTAGE GENUINE WWI MARINE CORPS HELMET. Up for sale is an original world war one steel helmet.
It had been hand painted with the 6th Marine Regiment " Indian " insignia (there are several variations) It is in very good condition with just a little rust but lots of patina. The leather strap is worn but intact.As is the leather & cloth liner. I can find no hallmarks at all which is expected. I bought this several decades ago as part of a grouping that included many Medal of Honor recipient, Smedley Butler's personal items. Shoulder patches, blouse coat, cancelled checks, autographed book and photos. However I cannot guarantee this was Butler's. He might as well been given it as a gift or souvenir.
There's no way to know. I live about a half hour ride from Butler's hometown of Newtown Square, PA and have always had an interest in his career and his local connections. The item "Original Rare WW1 USMC Marine Corps Hand Painted 6th Regiment S. Butler MOH" is in sale since Saturday, May 20, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "pop-popsprincess" and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.