Thursday, July 9, 2015

Phighting Philatelics - helmets in commemorative stamps

If I collected helmet stamps instead of helmets I'd have a lot more room in my basement.  Here are some cool combat commemoratives.
Hungarian sure, but why the Austrian m.17?

United States M1
Three more American steel pots.

Austria's M1 clone - imitation being the sincerest form of flattery.

Here come the Belgians!  A particularly nice stamp.

Hey look! It's King Boris of Bulgaria. Nice 'tash dude.

Oh great, here come the commies.  A Soviet Ssh 40...
and an Ssh 60.

A nice British mk III in Czech service against the Nazis.

Well that was nice while it lasted. Here's an m.53 (I think) in Commie service.

A very fierce looking Egyptian in a British mk.I.

I love the m.15 Adrians.  Vive la France!

Oh great...krauts.

Nazi's give me a big pain.
"Hey lookit all the B17s"

Indonesia for goodness sake.  I didn't see that one coming.

From that nut house called North Korea.

Nice Polish m.15.

A Wz.75 in UN service.

Romanian m.38-42.  Nice chins.

South African Mk. I

Switzerland has a cooler graphics department than Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Price. 

This image of the Swiss m.18 is my favorite of the bunch.


and Vietnam...

and Vietnam.

Alright already, you won we lost. Thanks for the cheap sportshirts at Walmart, by the way.
 Here comes East Germany.  Remember them?
A DDR m.56

Goose-stepping Germans always make me nervous.

And now, like East Germany, we have come to the end.

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