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Unbelievable catch

#1 Post by farmer10 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:22 pm

It was the boys weekend of ice fishing in northern Ontario last week and of course I caught the first catch of the day but it wasn,t a fish. It is I believe a world war 1 or 2 leather aviation cap in remarkable shape no kidding 60 feet of water. It has buckles, ear patches sewn in, a stamp with a w or m in a circle under 1 ear and some numbers stamped under the other but hard to make out it is brown in colour.
Anyone know where I can find out about identifying this hat or helmut I think they use to call them.
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#2 Post by invertedattitude » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:43 am

Wow, could have something incredibly valuable there.

Of course, there might be a plane down there too!

I'd check maybe first with a local Aviation museam.
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#3 Post by looproll » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:47 pm

post up a pic!
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#4 Post by . . » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:15 pm

yah yah post a picture!
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#5 Post by northwings » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:49 am

just wondering, and maybe i can provide some insight here, what lake we're you fishin' ?
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Re: Unbelievable catch

#6 Post by fleet16b » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:52 am

Waht you have there is a WW2 Canadian Type "b" Training helmet
They are quite common
The inside stamp is usually a circle with a sisze number inside.
The inside is lined with chamois leather.
If there is a strap across the back . it will have year of manufacture info stamped in the leather.
I would suggest that you apply Pecards Antiqye Leather dressing as soon as it dries out . That is if it does not fall apart first.
In mint condition worth about $350 with goggles, so after years in the water yours is not really going to fetch much.

Wonder how it got there ? worn by a boater ? a/c crashed in lake?
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