The inner padding/chin straps are minimally remaining. The helmet itself is in pretty good shape. Scratches, but no major dings/dents. A note accompanies the helmet. This note is from a known relative who served in the war James Riley Bailey.
"This German helmet was given to me by a French Soldier in the Dugouts on the front line in the (see photo) 1918" (see second photo for reverse identification). A unique piece of history. It is currently attached by a literal thread. The item "M16 German WW1 WWI Helmet Signed Note Recieved @ Dugouts via French Soldier ET64" is in sale since Saturday, August 14, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "wgraves09" and is located in Takoma Park, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.