The helmet was a vet piece out of the twin cities area. A wife and husband came into the Minneapolis St. Paul Military Relic Weapon Collectors Show looking to sell a large grouping of items from her Grandfather and Father. The grouping included many items most importantly a Japanese sword, a nice US Navy helmet and this personalized helmet from her Grandfather.
A dealer ended up purchasing the grouping and I was able to get this helmet directly from him. The colors and condition are wonderful on this piece. I'm also including a WWII pic with two patches included. The 3rd division patch does glow.
I had this for quite some time before I even thought of blacklighting it. Regardless I think it is neat. The ammo pouch is in wonderful condition given the age.
It is marked Rock Island Arsenal 1903 on the side. These are very nice items ready to add to your collection. Ask any questions that you would like. The item "Original WWI US Veteran Acquired Camo Helmet Trench Art Ammo Pouch Lot" is in sale since Friday, July 28, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "timothy6719" and is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.