• Gary Miceli

PROPS: Saving Private Ryan - Captain Miller's (Tom Hanks) Helmet

Captain Miller’s (Tom Hanks) helmet from the Academy Award®-winning war drama Saving Private Ryan. From one of the best films made in the last 30 years, this is a golden treasure. “The steel M1 helmet features a fiberglass liner with a green webbing chinstrap. Markings on the helmet include a painted set of captain’s bars on the front, and the rear of the helmet has a number two within an orange diamond over a white line, signifying the wearer was an officer of the 2nd Ranger Battalion.” “The olive green helmet has been autographed by director Steven Spielberg and cast members Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi and Jeremy Davies, with one other, unidentified signature. “ “This helmet was the star prize at a charity premiere held in Hatfield (the location for the majority of filming), on Tuesday 8th September 1998. The prize, donated by DreamWorks, was presented to the winner by Executive Producer Kevin De La Noy. Accompanying the helmet is ticket to the event and a printed program denoting it as the charity auction prize. Some corrosion is present within the helmet’s liner, but it remains in very good overall condition. Dimensions: 29cm x 23.5cm x 20 cm (11 ½ x 9 ¼ x 8”)”

This helmet sold on September 20th, 2018 for $27,000 with the Propstore auction.


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