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Japanese Army Sun Helmet -
This is a Japanese Imperial Army sun helmet. Hard shell constructed of cardboard and enclosed in a brown canvas cover. Displaying a yellow, 5 point star in the front.

This sample is very nicely marked with white paint. This was a common way in which to mark field equipment.

The suspension system consists of a string structure. A cloth chin strap wasprovided.

There are replicas of this helmet being made today for the movie industry.  These reproductions are quite good.



This page is a recognition and identification guide for Japanese WWII field gear. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out specific points that should be noted.

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

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Many WWII Japanese field gear items are currently 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 item. 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 WWII Japanese items, you can do so by going to our WWII Japanese Collectibles identification guide, where we discussed items from different groups and organizations.



PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

Values for medals, badges, and other military antiques and collectibles are 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 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $500.00 $550.00 $600.00 $650.00 $650.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A


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