Australian Museum Selling WW1 German Camouflage Helmets.....then!

DoneDoing

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I bought this advertisement some time ago and hadn't really had the time to read it properly until I found another this morning elsewhere.

It was an advertisement in a newspaper dated 1920

I was gobsmacked that the Australian government had enough German WW1 camo's to advertise them for sale......so where are they all now lol
Particularly when my grandfathers and great grandfathers served in both wars and were discouraged from bringing souvenirs back.

.....10 shillings then was an equivalent of one dollar now, amazing!

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b.loree

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War surplus.....worth next to nothing by 1920. Interesting that the government had to show alternative uses as a marketing tool and as usual camp painted were worth more.
 

DoneDoing

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War surplus.....worth next to nothing by 1920. Interesting that the government had to show alternative uses as a marketing tool and as usual camp painted were worth more.
But I wonder too if they were selling 'legitimate' camos or someone painting them onsite and would we now know the difference.
For me it kind of reads ambiguously!

It's the first time I've seen such an advertisement.....well in this country anyway.
 
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