This is an original WWII German manufactured Desert Afrikakorps pith helmet. It is constructed of a felt-like material, making it a second pattern helmet- produced prior to 1943. The vinyl lining is stamped with an intricate manufacturer's mark, while the vent is marked "C. Th. Dicke, DRGM". The helmet's original Heer and national colors insignia badges are strong and intact. Unfortunately, the helmet has seen better days; it is missing its chinstrap, the leather brim has deteriorated, and the felt band wrapping around the helmet's exterior has torn at the rear.
WWII German Desert Afrikakorps DAK Heer Double Decal Pith Helmet