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New from Bender Publishing!
"German Cross in Gold
Holders of the SS and Police Volume 7
Wiking: Adolph to Kempcke
by Mark C. Yerger" is now
available for purchase.
Additionally, SS-Steel Updated Edition" is also
available for purchase at
The book contains important updated information on SS decal
variations, with much more detail on decal-to-maker correlations,
plus their exceptions. This should be an
excellent supplement to collector information on these important helmets.
Kelly Hicks has collected WWII artifacts for
over 40 years and has written five original works and many contributions toward other books regarding the collecting of helmets of the German Wehrmacht and SS. His offerings in these pages include the sharing of
important information regarding SS and other helmets, especially providing
in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of original helmets and what to look
for in the latest fakes. Armed with the right information, especially in
today's collector market, collectors can make quality decisions about what
they purchase, at the same time protect themselves from becoming
victims of fraud.
In the "featured helmet of the month" section, collectors will find a complete
write-up, including detailed photographs, of a particular helmet. There may
also be period photos displaying the wearing of the helmet in its historical
In the "Authentications" section, a full range of authentication services is
offered. Hundreds of collectors have taken advantage of this inexpensive way
to maintain the value and investment potential of their original helmets, as
well as obtain documentation for insurance purposes.
Lastly, collectors will find periodic listings of SS or other WWII helmets
offered for sale. These helmets and other militaria are carefully vetted and guaranteed for life as original artifacts
of the German Third Reich, the US Military, or otherwise as applicable. A COA
from Kelly Hicks will accompany each purchase.
M-35 Helmet of SS-Obergruppenfuehrer Karl Hermann Frank
46 Years Collecting and Researching WWII historical memorabilia
20+ Years writing books and presenting at MAX Show and other collector venues
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