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WW1 87th Infantry Division "Golden Acorn" Helmet

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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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The 87th Division was made up of National Guard troops from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

It was activated at Camp Pike, AR and didn't make it overseas until near the end of the war. It never fought as a Division.

The insignia on this WW1 helmet was applied by scraping away the pebble finish in a circle leaving the inner pebble finish acorn and then painting the scraped area blackish green to highlite.

The insignia dates from WW1 era.

The helmet is complete with chin strap (broken) and liner.

I have many WW1 Division helmets-- most with a traditional painted insignia.

Scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks filmnet.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Chris.
  3. Signaholic Signaholic, 3 years ago
    Really cool helmet Scott!
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking Signaholic. If you like this one, here is an elaborate trench art helmet that may be of interest:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/17175-trench-art-painted-iraqi-fedayeen-helmet?in=user

    Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Stepback and Kerry.
  6. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 3 years ago
    I have a 3rd div, 5th div, 28th div, 33rd div, 77th div and 89th Division painted helmets helmets from WWI. I also have one with a white "B" inside of a red box .....unknown division, came with an 80th division uniform grouping. Possibly "B" company??
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    It sounds like you have a good collection of WW1 helmets-- post some when you get a chance. I'd like to see the "B" one and someone here may be able to ID.

    Scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran and bellin.

    Scott
  9. MrMac MrMac, 3 years ago
    Hi Scott great collection! I have a possible Paratrooper HELMET that Is an UNSOLVED MYSTERY and was emailed that you could help. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/40702-vintage-helmet-late-30s-early-40s-rid?in=1199-unsolved-mysteries. The link above should work or you can see it in my show and tell. its the only item. Thanks for your help.
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking p....

    scott

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