Dont know if this has already been posted,
Original stunt flying helmet from The Rocketeer
Nice find. Waay out of my price range. Very detailed photos..... I think I just found some great reference pics
And I love how they used a real helmet as a base.
That bid estimate is a bit higher than I would have guessed it might be but you can never tell with these things. It's all up to whoever is bidding... Dunno for sure if it's changed hands again but best of luck to the seller. Wish I could buy it for the original price...
Since it's up for public auction though, I don't see a reason to continue not talking about it.
I snagged that helmet years ago for a friend and was the one that identified it as the helmet used on the Disney Adventures cover... thus I dubbed it the "DA helmet." It's an original to be sure and was part of the big Rocketeer prop and costume display Disney had back in 1991.
It's quite a nice piece and definitely production used. It does have the softer features since it's got a vac-formed shell and it's a bit fatter too for the same reason.
Had a chance to hold this in person and it is a super cool piece to be sure. Good luck to the bidders!