Thursday, October 05, 2006
A long-time consignor of Manion's recently walked in with two German Helmets that he purchased recently at a garage sale.
His story is classic! Driving in the rain and noticed a "Garage Sale" sign, considered not stopping, but luckily decided otherwise, didn't see anything at the sale, asked the homeowner if they had any Military items, and from beneath a table comes two real gems. This particular consignor has never purchased a German Helment before and has heard all the stories about their dangers so was very cautious. When he asked the seller "How Much?", he figured the price was so low, he thought he could't loose. Even a fake German helment can be worth $100.
The consignor had absolutely no idea what he had just found.
Not only do we believe they are real, but no one here recalls ever seeing one come through the auction.
They include a World War I German Experimental Model 18 Cammo with an interesting Front Plate.
A Scarce World War I Model 18 Turkish / Friekorps ehrhardt double swastika is the other. Both are in very good - excellent condition for their age.
We are excited to offer these for auction in late October. I doubt this consignor will pass another Garage Sale without stopping for some time.