It is good to remember that next year 2014 it will be the Anniversary of the 100 years since the start of theGreat War.
Millions of different helmets were produced during this conflict: somemodels in hundreds of thousands of pieces, but some others only in a limited number of a few thousands, or even less.
I am sure that the value of these rarer helmets will benefit of a wounderful increase next year due to the magic Anniversary.
And this is precisely the case of this amazing Czech Legion Adrian helmet.
In fact in 1914 the nation of Czechoslovakia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the most important Empire on the European continent.
But in those years and already well from the previous century, the idea that a nation in order to realize and identify itself completely ought to determine itself in an idependent state, was becoming more and more popular.
So when the war started, and during the course of the war as well, many Czechoslovakian youngsters escaped abroad or deserted the Austro-Hungarian Army and joined the Allied Forces that military trained them and ordered them in the legendary Czech Legion.
The aim of the Czech Legion was the independence of Czechoslovakia.
The Czech Legion fought mainly in France and in Italy ; many Czechoslovakian soldiers fought in Russia as well.
This helmet was found in the North of Italy.
It is a true battle-field pick-up with still traces of the mud from the Great War. In 30 years I have seen only two more examplares that were unquestionably original at first glance such as this one. When you observe it in hand, it is like it has been just found in an abandoned trench.
There are many copies of this kind of helmet and therefore many collectors who would like to own one, are a little bit frustrated as they are not sure whether what they want to buy is original or not.
Well, with this one they will only be very pleased and fully satisfied as it is undoubtfully 100% authentic.
For all top helmets collectors, this is a rare opportunity to own a rare jem of the Great War.
I will ship worlwide according to the costs of Poste Italiane in realtion to the specific destination.
Normal air-mail shippment to the Unites States will be 40 Dollars.