Updated 1 March 2015... Nice Heers!
Thick field camo M35 Double Decal Heer Helmet.
In the early years of the war it was obvious that helmets on the battlefield required camouflage in order for the soldier to have a higher rate of survival. This interesting
example is indicative of that need. It is an SE66 M35 double decal Heer with subdued schifergrau paint literally poured over it, to mask the decals and dull the finish. There are drips and runs in the paint
which indicate to me this is a field camo process, rather than any depot or other maintenance facility job. Nicely named to "Gefr. Hascher" in the liner and the skirt.
Liner and pins are tight and untouched and the strap appears to have been on this helmet, unchanged since WWII. Priced at 1285 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Super Nice M35 Quist Double Decal Heer Helmet.
This Heer epitomizes the 1939 production line of the Quist Heer M35. The shell is a size 66 with a size 59 liner. Liner and strap are
untouched original to the helmet. The decals are the classic Q pattern Bigfoot eagle and national colors shield. Overall light wear, with no flaws. A very nice piece!
This is a consignment from a European based collector. Priced at 5.1k USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Heer M35 Double Decal Helmet.
This is a clean example of a DD Heer M35, fairly early ET production. The paint and decals, as well as the liner, are untouched and
very good to excellent condition overall. Shell size is 60, with liner size 53. Priced very reasonably for quick sale NEW PRICE! 1600 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Factory produced M35 / 40 Luftwaffe Single Decal Helmet.
This is a purpose made Quist 66 M40 helmet that was produced with a leftover M35 shell. The treatment is M40 style from top to bottom, including the factory applied Q Luft blue-grey medium texture paint and the textbook M40 suspension system.
The liner retaining rivets are smooth finish, reflecting that transition between the '35 and '40, where the factory used up remaining component parts in many instances. This is a nice example for the discriminating collector--minty to the point of retaining a small blob of the decal lacquer nearby the eagle.
Priced at 1550 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
ET62 M35 Kriegsmarine Helmet.
This is a sharp example of an ET M35 KM helmet, with excellent bordered ET KM decal and decent National Colors shield.
The helmet lacks the liner string but is otherwise complete and untouched, with tight pins, etc. The chinstrap is original WWII but in my opinion not original to the helmet.
This is nonetheless a great helmet for KM collectors! Priced very reasonably at New Price 6100 USD it includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Heer M35 Wire Camo.
For sale is a very nice combat condition EF 66 Single Decal Heer M35 with half-basket wire camo arrangement.
This helmet is untouched and all components are original to it. The wire is one of those that has that been on there forever look to it. If you closely observe the rust and patina
on and near the wire, it is exactly as these surfaces should look: light, consistent and not fresh. All in all this is a super combat example, and a classic EF in all its components. Very Reasonably Priced at New Price 3.1K USD it includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Superb Luftwaffe M42 Helmet.
This near-mint beauty is an NS66 shell, with crisp, clear dome stamp and fine texture Luft blue-grey finish. The finish retains that 'frosty' look and the deccal is nearly perfect.
the liner and strap show minimal wear. This is a great helmet for any nice luft collection. Priced at SOLD 1500 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Heer M18 Transitional Helmet.
For sale is a near excellent condition Heer transitional M18, with heavy texture M40 style reissue paint and M40 suspension system. The thick paint has flaked in some areas, but the overall condition
is crisp and the classic ET adler is about 93-95% present. All in all a nice looking early war transitional for the Heer collector. Priced at SOLD 950 USD it includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Heer Transitional Combat Condition Helmet.
For sale is a combat used Heer transitional helmet, consisting of a German M18 shell, M31 liner with old style carbine clip chinstrap,
and about three coats of paint. The final reissue pattern single Heer shield (Huber Jordan variant) is placed upon the outermost coat of finish. The finish and liner show heavy, sustained combat use, with much
flaking and wear to the paint. The chinstrap also has a separation in it. The liner is original to the helmet and untouched, but loosened very slightly as they tend to become, after sustained use and stress to the pins.
The helmet displays well. Priced at HOLD 650 USD it includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M35 ET66 Polizei Double Decal Helmet.
Available for sale is a solid example of an M35 ET-produced Polizei double decal in field-used condition. Paint, decals, liner and all components are in good to very good condition
showing substantial use, which for one of these might suggest anti-partisan or other combat related Polizei functions. The Polizei were all throughout the Third Reich's final solution infrastructure, from urban operations to
einsatzgruppen, to ghetto police, to SS-Polizei-Division operations. By its appearance, this would be one that could have been used in one of the latter three categories. Liner band is an early reinforced type, dated 1937. Decent size, pictures tell the rest.
Priced reasonably at HOLD 1900 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Luft Normandy DD M35 Ex-Wire Camo.
This is a great example of the fairly classic Luftwaffe assault scheme used on the Normandy front. The helmet is an ET60 M35 with both decals visible
under the three color camo finish. The liner and strap are intact and untouched, and the dome is Luft unit marked. Visible on the camo paint is the distinct pattern of period European chicken wire. The helmet is a former Giorgio piece, bought from him by the seller several years back.
This helmet is a killer combat example, priced reasonably for what it is. SOLD USD Sale includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Heavy Texture NS 64 M40 Camo Helmet.
At first glance, this appears to be a Kriegsmarine helmet. I've had it in hand and cannot find a silver bleed-through from within the gold. The areas around the cracks through the decal also do not reveal any silver.
However, the decal is a Koerner reissue eagle, and none are known in KM, so I have to assume this is an army shield that when placed atop the heavy camo paint, reacted strongly to the paint spirits. The helmet is an NS 64, superb original and untouched, including the components.
It also bears a period name and rank inscription. Priced at SOLD USD Sale includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Afrika / Italy Camo Luft
This sharp Luft camo is in my view possibly a veteran of Afrika and Italy. The ordinance tan base coat color and treatment inside and out are
pretty classic DAK. The eagle was painted around, and over the wear and tear of the helmet, continued to wear and deteriorate--it was not dug. At some point not long after, the helmet was shot with
a bit of dark green, to produce a pattern. It's a one-look early luft camo piece, and with the name and other features will be a
super addition to any camo collection. Priced at SOLD USD Sale includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
ET66 M35/40 Kriegsmarine Helmet.
Collectors should note, this is not an M35 Reissue, but an M35 shell with a super late M35 batch number (5007) that is also found on
ET M40 shells. This helmet is a factory M40 specification helmet in all ways, but the shell is prepped as an M35 with the airvent bushings instead of the embossed type--then finished off as an M40. Perhaps a KM contract for the period late 1939 / early 1940 accounts for this occurrence.
The decal is a very nice version of the ET bordered, that shows age crackling upon close inspection. Lastly, the helmet bears a name in the rear skirt. Nice, attractive and somewhat rare KM helmet. Priced at SOLD USD it includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Waffen-SS M42 Helmet
This helmet is a heavily patinated, but very real example of an EF M42. The pictures tell the story of this untouched, as found helmet.
This one is perfect for a combat display and might go well with a worn second pattern helmet cover. Priced quite reasonably at SOLD 3150 USD it includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Allgemeine-SS Droop Bill Helmet
This classic example of an SS Droop-Bill helmet is offered for sale at a fraction of the price of one that has not had
the decals uncovered, as is the case here. The components are real, but a layer of paint has been removed from the inside and partly the outside of the helmet. The party shield suffered almost
no damage, but the runic shields (yes, two of them) were haphazardly uncovered. Therefore, the helmet is priced at a fraction of its value, at SOLD USD it includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
"Droop Bill" Allgemeine-SS Helmet With Partial Decal.
This helmet is consigned from an advanced collector and is a rough but representative example of an early Droop Bill SS Helmet.
The factory satin black paint is about 50%. The liner is very fragile, with partial chinstrap remaining. The party shield is removed, and the runic shield is about 25-30%.
Luft Quist 64 M40 Single Decal Helmet.
This is a combat used M40 luft helmet in strong 90% condition overall. It shows the typical paint weathering and liner darkening that you
expect to see on helmets worn out in the elements for extended periods of time. The liner may have been treated long ago, but the look and feel is certainly nice, and the leather
is relatively strong and supple. The pins are tight, untouched and the chinstrap, missing tip, is no doubt the original issued with the helmet.
This is a decent combat veteran, Priced reasonably at New Price HOLD 900 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Luft Quist M40 Single Decal Helmet.
This helmet has a strong 97% Quist medium texture bluegrey finish with about 93% Luft eagle. Shell is a 64 and the untouched
liner bears the name "Krenkel." The pins are tight and the chinstrap fully appears to be the original issued with the helmet. This is a nice, collectible helmet, Priced reasonably at HOLD 1050 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-40 Heer Camo Helmet
This is a very good example of an NS64 M40 Heer camo, with tan and brown sprayed patterns reminiscent of an Italy or southern Russia
camo scheme. The Heer eagle shield is slightly visible under the paint. All components conform with untouched originality to the helmet, with tight pins and commensurate wear overall. The name, rank and feldost number also
show all signs of age and originality to the helmet. Overall a cool piece that will make a great combat display in any collection. Priced at Available 2250 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-42 Kriegsmarine Helmet
For sale is an excellent example of an EF62 M42 Kriegsmarine helmet, with bordered KM eagle and medium texture EF schiefergrau
factory finish. The size 54 liner and strap are original to the helmet and all pins etc are tight and untouched. Decent example from a 40 year collection. Priced at 1850 USD HOLD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-35 Double Decal Luft Helmet
Large Size Q68 in very good complete condition with medium wear and age overall. The suspension is untouched with tight rivets with all washers,
Aluminum reinforced liner band with supple undamaged leather liner and full length chinstrap set. This is a nice, named example, priced at New Price 2000 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-42 Combat Heer
This is a very nice condition Battle worn M-42 Heer Single Decal ET62 batch number 1575.
The Field Gray combat paint has a hint of grit texture but is pretty smooth overall. The paint shows light wear with several smaller areas of bare, toned metal as seen in the pictures. The top of the dome is still covered leading me to surmise the worn spots are from repeated contact when the soldier carried his helmet slung in his preferred spot among his gear.
The liner is still light color; fairly soft and flexible, showing only minor normal signs of daily combat use. It still has the string, which looks like it belongs on this helmet as well.
The Leather chinstrap is in the same well used condition and shows wear and age commensurate with the helmet. It very likely original to the helmet. This helmet is priced at New Price HOLD 1200 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-35 Field Repaint
For sale is an excellent condition field repaint SE60 M35 with a 1937 dated liner band, original factory installed liner, with some of the reissue paint globbed onto it. The
strap assembly appears to be a later war replacement set (possibly done at the time of the repaint). A great looking helmet for the combat collector priced at New Price USD 1600 and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-35 Sicily Capture Heer Camo Helmet
The camo helmet and accompanying items pictured came among the estate of a US Army Veteran in 1990.
There are German items obviously torn off of uniforms, German pictures some US Insignias and medals. The helmet consists of an ET64 M40 with ET factory finish and a tan / green camo finish. The liner and strap are
untouched original to the piece, and some of the interior tan camo is visible on the strap itself, denoting the untouched nature--these components have always been together. The collector who got the grouping from the
vet estate was handed everything wrapped up in the US Army wool shirt. The collector was told by the relative that this helmet was acquired by the vet on the battlefield on July 13 1943 by the Acate River Bridge. (about 3 KM Inland
from the beach/coast), after overcoming resistance from emplacements left to defend that bridge. Everything the vet kept as souvenirs of his time in WWII--extra patches, shoulder boards, medals, miscellaneous German pictures was thrown into the pile,
and creates an interesting account of his time at the front. This is a nice, historic vet grouping for New Price 2500 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Allgemeine-SS 'Himmler' Helmet, Named
This is an early example of an Allgemeine-SS helmet, circa 1933, consisting of the commercially produced style made famous by Himmler.
The helmet never was adorned with decals. The exterior shows storage wear and some rumpling to the top, with about 84% satin black finish remaining. The liner is the first model 3 pad type,
showing some dry damage and is marked and named nicely. The person this was issued to is possibly this individual (possibly, not definitive): Schulze, Wilhelm Ostubaf. 3. 6.10 48 385 Kdr.Pz.GR.22 9.44 † 2. 9.44
Hstuf. Potsdam Kdr.II./T.I.R.1 10.41 b.Albert
Ustuf. II./Sta."Germania" 9.35 This helmet's overall condition necessitates a fair price, which is NEW PRICE 3k USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.