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German Army Tropical Sun Helmet, 2nd Type

  Lot # 018
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  • Lot # 018
  • System ID # 270231
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Army tropical helmet of pith helmet style, although the 2nd pattern does not actually contain pith. The helmet is pressed of tropical wool with leather edging and chin strap. Both original side plates are still present and are in excellent condition. The sweatband is maker marked 'JHS' for 'Johann Hückel und Söhne'. Many of the JHS helmets were imported in the early 80s to the US and sold inexpensively. The imported helmets are stamped 'Made in Germany' or just 'Germany' on the sweatband, usually along with the US hat size. The stamped markings were often removed by abrading the leather. This example has no such damage and was apparently not one of the 80s imports. The helmet shows normal age, light use, and general dustiness.