Helmet Liner Prices and Availibility

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    mkVsten
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    Helmet Liner Prices and Availibility

    Post by mkVsten on Wed May 04, 2011 4:35 pm

    OK,

    So I have a few spare mint mk II shells and a nice mk III shell but no liners for them. I have been watching e-pay lately for some liners (CDN ones) but have yet to find any that are in a normal size and that are not in crappy condition.

    Does any one know a source for these and if so, any idea of what they would be worth in "mint" un-issued condition. Must be CDN and wartime dated.

    Let me know your thoughts please.

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    Re: Helmet Liner Prices and Availibility

    Post by mk1rceme on Wed May 04, 2011 4:51 pm

    What size are you looking for? I have an extra unissued to slightly used VMC 7 3/4 dated 1941. Has all the bumpers, but I don't have the cross pad or the securing bolt for it. I could probably let it go for $30.

    Too bad I didn't know you a few years ago...I use to have 24 unissued liners of all sizes. This is the last one I will sell.


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    Re: Helmet Liner Prices and Availibility

    Post by mkVsten on Wed May 04, 2011 4:59 pm

    Dale,

    Are they hard to find? I was hoping to find a qty of them, as most helmets I find and purchase, the liners are usually either totally shot or very brittle.

    A shame really, but to be expected in alot of cases due to improper storage.

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    Post by mk1rceme on Wed May 04, 2011 5:17 pm

    Unissued liners don't turn up often. I bought all mine from a fella in New York back in 2001...bought one from him off ebay then he mentioned that he had several more if I was interested. Needless to say, I jumped on them quick. He said they were stored in his Dad's garage for years. Lucky find.


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    Liners

    Post by GCR817 on Thu May 05, 2011 9:02 am

    Dale is right. Liners, especially mint ones are really hard to find on the loose. Back in the late 80's there were a number available (at $5 each!!) but not anymore.

    A mint liner with cross pad will run you around $45 if you can find one.

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    Re: Helmet Liner Prices and Availibility

    Post by mkVsten on Thu May 05, 2011 9:06 am

    Wow,

    They have gone up in price.

    Is there that much of a demand causing the price to go up that high?

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    Re: Helmet Liner Prices and Availibility

    Post by mk1rceme on Thu May 05, 2011 9:54 am

    The last mint one that that I saw on ebay a few years back was complete with bolt and crosspad, but only a size 6 1/2, sold for just over $80. I was bidding on it but I stopped at $40. Too much for me. Of course this price was probably the result of a bidding war and not it's true value. On their own, bolts go as high as $20-25, pads can run anywhere from $10-20.

    I think Collectors Guild had a mint one on their site last time I checked. Yep, http://www.germanmilitaria.com/OtherNations/photos/C095762.html

    It is a 1945 dated 7 3/4 with no bolt or pad and missing all but three bumpers for $65.


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