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1946 US Marine Corps Tropical Helmet - This is a United States Marine Corps helmet. As issued shortly after World War Two for troops deployed in tropical areas where the sun and heat are an issue.





The helmet is of lightweigt design. Hardened cardboard with a cloth cover. Khaki in color. The top has a small round topper with holes to allow for ventilation. Additional metal gromets provide ventilation all around the main body. This is a very lightweight helmet. The inside of the tropical helmet of a dark green color and has a black ink stamp that reads as follows:



International hat Co
W30-280-QM-11556
31 December 1948



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One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my US headgear worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the hats and helmets is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of US militaria in the collector's market is illustrated.

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  4. Stamps and manufacturing markings
  5. Construction materials
  6. Pins, hinges and other
  7. Perspective view
  8. Purchasing WWII US Headgear





US headgear in general is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.



If you have an interest is seeing other American military headgear, you can do so by going to our US Military headgear identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.



PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

The value for the US Army helmets and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Value $90.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade B B B B B


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