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Double Decal M-40 Police Helmets--Twins!
Here are two killer Schutzpolizei M40 helmets that are from the same batch number, 7187, and in minty condition. The pictures tell the story; both have the smooth
texture grey SE finish, with bordered factory glue and lacquer applied Polizei and party shields. The liners are both "B&C Berlin 1940 and straps are original period not replaced (their markings are not legible).
The one buckle end is a custom style roller-buckle, commonly found on Police and SD helmets. Killer helmets, from the same steel heat lot of production. Price including my COA is (free postage in Europe) Bottom one ON HOLD, 2500 USD Each
Superb ET 66 M35 Double Decal Heer Helmet
Here is a truly outstanding Heer double decal, the pictures tell it all. The manufacturer is ET as are the decals.
The finish is the late 1938 or early 1939 slate -grey green that characterizes ET helmets in the hi 3 / low 4k heat lot number series. The strap is dated 38 but is original untouched to the helmet.
For research buffs, it has a legible rank and name penciled in the rear skirt. A real one look beautiful Heer that would capstone an advanced helmet collection.
Price, including my COA, is SOLD USD.
DAK Pith Helmet
Here is a decent and highly collectible example of a tropical (DAK) pith helmet, outfitted for Heer use in the early
hot weather campaigns of the war. Nice original condition overall and displays great. Price including my COA is HOLD 550 USD
Excellent M34 Police Helmet
This police M34 bears decals that are in the SS configuration. This is a scarcer arrangement for these decals and may indicate einsatzkommando use.
The liner is a size 55, the chinstrap is very nice and the finish retains a high degree of its original matte quality. Price including my COA is NEW PRICE 1500 USD
Luftwaffe Unissued No Decal M40 Helmet
Here is an outstanding condition Q64 unissued Luftwaffe helmet. All components are untouched. The chinstrap is a repro, added by the consignor for looks. Unissued helmets did not come with
a chinstrap attached, those were installed at the time of issue. A great helmet to capstone the wartime Luft steel production. Price, including my COA, is SOLD 620 USD.
Grass Camo Heer Combat Helmet
This helmet comes from a Vet estate in Upstate New York, USA and is fresh out of the woodwork. This one is an eye catcher of a camo in its own right,
and has the additional rarity factor of having been an RAD helmet once in its life. The helmet is an ET 64 M40 with a batch number that looks like 1425, so a likely 1941 product.
There was an RAD decal on the right side, and the scraped area is visible and partially covered with camo. These helmets existed and were worn by units that formed part of the combat formations
of the Heer, and even contributed soldiers to the Waffen-SS as well. The camo is a strong 80% and is mixed with chopped grass or possibly pine needles. The chinstrap is maker marked and also is covered with a lot of camo daubing--absolutely original to this piece.
A super camo with lots of character and has not been in a collection...yet. Price, including my COA, is 3500 USD.
Heer M35 Reissue Combat Helmet
This EF62 is a nice example of a later issue M35 that has an M40 style paint job, M40 liner band but with squared corner
chinstrap bales; smooth liner retaining rivets painted around, and the Heer eagle carefully painted around. Nice example of a circa 1940 EF issue.
The liner is ok, but the chinstrap has disappeared, leaving only the attachment loops on the bales. Nice helmet for a combat display. Price, including my COA, is 900 USD.
Schutzpolizei / Anti-partisan Camo DD Combat Helmet
( This Listing and more coming) Price, including my COA, is 3500 USD.
Excellent, Named Luft Double Decal Drooptail M35
This helmet comes from an advanced collector who prides himself on the condition of his collection. This pieces is no exception,
an ET64 Luftwaffe droop bill with fantastic, untouched paint, decals and liner. The helmet in my view owes its minty condition to having been issued to a colonel, so it may have rode out the war in his locker as much as anywhere else.
The helmet has one detractor which is noted in the price; there is a German name "Eugen" period inscribed in the paint on the back outer skirt. The design below the name could be gull or angel's wings--that part is lost to
history. Priced very reasonably noting the inscription. (Note: an advanced Swedish collector has put in the name "Eugen Hoppe" and come up with three hits on the graves website. So it would be entirely possible to research the name on a
wider basis in the archives and very possibly come up with the file for the Luftwaffe Oberst who actually wore the helmet).
Price, including my COA, is SOLD USD.
Heer Transitional Double Decal Helmet, Early Reissue
This helmet comes from a pretty capable picker who finds them in family estates and yard sales throughout the Northeast.
This helmet is a German M16 shell with a Nazi period feldgrau finish, with rough texture schifergrau finish applied without converting the liner. The original layer of decals were covered,
and the reissue saw the heer shield applied only. Within that same period, from what I can see, the national colors were hand-rendered so the helmet would bear two decorations--I do not assess
the hand applied national shield to be postwar. The early style chinstrap is in nicer condition than the liner and may have been added. The two key aspects I note of it being an early reissue are the size 56 marking in the rear skirt--plus the non-updating of the liner. Priced reasonably according to condition.
Priced accordingly 750 USD.
Another Nice Kriegsmarine Double Decal M35 Helmet
Here is a great example of a used but beautiful condition ET62 KM M35 with classic bordered KM eagle and national shield.
The helmet has the typical 1939 thin paint finish in about 97%, that shows the slight, brownish patina of the underlying metal, just detectable at the crown area. I find this on ET Heer and SS helmets from the period, mainly on KM ones, possibly
due to their proximity to the sea, in coastal batteries or even on shipboard. So for me, a classic feature. The decals are perfect examples of KM and are factory glue and lacquer applied. There is some fading from light abrasion to the
national shield. The liner is tight and untouched, and the strap, an M40 pattern, appears to be in commensurate condition to the helmet and is possibly a wartime replacement? with an unusual 3 letter code (CGY) to the strap end.
Overall this is a great collectible example of a KM helmet that is missing from many collections.
Price, including my COA, is 6800 USD.
Large CKL Heer Single Decal M42Helmet
This is a nice CKL 68 from the same consignor / picker. The helmet and heer eagle are straight what you expect CLK product.
The liner shows age damage, but is untouched original and the pins are untouched on this nice example. Crisp dome stamp is present. The finish and decal overall are excellent and are in strong collectible condition.
Priced according to condition, and taking into account size and strong display factor. A great looker!
Price, including my COA, is 1100 USD.
Sharp Luftwaffe Double Decal M35 Helmet
This helmet is an NS 64, dated 1939 and showing really only storage wear and scuffs. It's pretty much unissued,
which may account for the lack of chinstrap (also, there does not appear to be any aluminum abrasion in the areas under the chinstrap bales where one would normally encounter that). The tiny bit of
perspiration present in the front of the liner may be period, or perhaps having been put on in the postwar period. Regardless, it's a great example of an NS Lufty with all the desirable
factory characteristics of decal application and acceptance marking. Nice helmet, priced very well.
Price, including my COA, is 2100 USD.
ET66 Heer Double Decal M35 Helmet
This is an excellent example of a larger size Heer double decal, made by ET. The components, including the paint hue and thickness, show the signature 1939
production characteristics of ET. The dome date is '39, the Kampmann strap is '39 and the liner band is also '39. The decals are 99% and the paint is full and nice, with the typical age toning we want to see. The liner and strap are in good condition but the strap, a 1939 date, has become
separated. All in all a top shelf ET Heer that would be a fine addition to any collection.
Price, including my COA, is SOLD USD.
Heer M18 SD Transitional Si62
Rare and beautiful Si62 Heer Transitional, outfitted in the M40 configuration. The finish and decal are excellent on this piece, which
displays extremely well.
Price, including my COA, is SOLD 1200 USD.
Heer M42 SD CKL64 batch nr 2732
This ckl64 helmet is size marked in the back. The paint of the shell
rates at 97% and the decal shows very fine detail remaining 97% intact.
The wartime steel liner band is dated 1943. The helmet shell has a nice
mid-war type ET/Ckl acceptance stamp inside the done. Well named on the rear rim. Chinstrap is missing on this example.
A nice example!
Price, including my COA, is Great Price! 1200 USD.
Heer M18 SD Transitional 62
Here is a decent M18 re-issue helmet with a very nice 98% intact Heuber-Jordan re-issue decal. The paint rates at 98% and shows very nice texture.
The texture and color have not been effected very much by handling wear/patina.
The liner is dark brown and is intact with the original drawstring. Chinstrap is missing on this example.
Price, including my COA, is Best Price! 1200 USD.
Heer Transitional "Kinder" Helmet
This minty example of a child's Heer Transitional helmet displays the early Nazi period Heer helmet configuration, including the finish and decals,
in an excellent manner. Most helmet collections are missing one of these and this one is a high condition top shelf example. Pictured in Ken N and Anders L's new book on Insignia.
Price, including my COA, is Excellent Price 900 USD.
Heer M16 SD Transitional BF64
Here is a very good example of an early reissue Heer transitional of the shell maker BF64. The schiefergrau finish shows wear but is mostly intact.
The Heer adler shield is minimally worn and displays very well. One can see the chinstrap bales have been removed and welded over during the reissue process. The liner is an M40 configured component. The
chinstrap is missing on this example. Overall a very nice condition helmet of a rarer shell type.
Price, including my COA, is HOLD 700 USD.
M35 Reissue Single Decal Heer
This is a nice example of an earlier re-issue helmet.
The shell is a size 64 but the maker mark is obscured by the over-paint. It appears to be an ET shell, by its shape and rivet characteristics. The Schiefergrau is in the high 90s percentile.
The decal is a standard re-issue type grey-lined, in excellent condition and showing nice detail.
The liner is framed with a non-re-inforced aluminum band which indicates
it to be of 1938 or earlier date but the maker mark/date on the band is difficult to discern-it is likely a 1937 make.
The leather is in nice shape and shows honest wear. The chinstrap appears to be original
to the helmet and has aluminum hardware but no maker mark.
There are two small hairline cracks in the shell at the rear (see pics) one of
them cannot even be seen from the outside and the other is faint. The helmet may have received these cracks during service and prior to its reissue.
There are initials written onto the leather of the liner and the Germanic surname "Jansohn". Overall a top-shelf helmet.
Price, including my COA, is New Lower Price! 1350 USD.
Luftwaffe M40 SD Q64 batch nr DN151
One of the iconic WWII helmets is the Luftwaffe M40. This example is a Q64 single decal, with rough texture blue-grey finish and a 99% Luft eagle. The
The paint shows a light patina, just enough to give it a suggestion of its age. The liner is light golden brown and overall in very good shape. The chinstrap is missing on this example.
Price, including my COA, is New Lower Price! 1150 USD.
Luftwaffe M42 SD NS66 batch nr D315
This helmet features a strong 97% of the rough textured Luft blue- grey paint. There are just some scuffs and a bit of white paint at the top. The adler is a very strong 99%.
The size stamped 59 liner with drawstring looks like it has never been on a head, it is lily white. There is a clear oval ink stamp on the dome The side of the interior of the shell has the maker and shell size. This is NS 66 (for Nickelwerke Schwerte). This gem also has it's original chinstrap, which is short a few inches on one end. You will look long and hard to find a better example!
And you can find the decal in Ken Niewiarowicz new book "Germany's Combat Helmets 1933-1945"
Price, including my COA, is New Price! 1425 USD.
Superb, Rare 502nd PIR M-1C helmet Helmet
For sale is a very rare and desirable example of an original 502 Airborne helmet in outstanding condition. The consignor, a respected and advanced
collector of WWII helmets, reports that he obtained this helmet from an advanced French collection and has had it a number of years. He also had the helmet evaluated by known experts who gave it
excellent reviews. The components are all 'laundry numbered' with the original wearer's initial 'M' and last four digits of his serial number. It is possible to locate a private in the 502 whose last name started with
'M' and was assigned to third battalion and then to HQ. This transfer sequence is visible on the liner and steel pot, where it is logical (and therefore practical to the soldier) to only have to overpaint the heart
on the steel pot; but less necessary to change the liner markings right away. The rendering of the overpaint and re-application of the outside hearts is forensically perfect, with the expected crackling on top of the covered heart where
OD green paint covers those exposed edges. There also appears to have been a quick coat of lacquer thrown over the top of the hearts to make them shiny, possibly during headquarters assignment after the shooting stopped.
The components are perfect: correct 1944 swivel bail front seam steel pot with most of its paint; fine Westinghouse M1-C liner with original untouched sweatband, web chincup, and leather chinstrap. The A straps are correctly factory installed and the proper web and color.
The steel pot chinstraps are the correct 11 row web. All parts of this helmet fall together beautifully. Consignor will consider partial trade for nice size Heer M40 chickenwire camo helmet. Price including my COA is NEW PRICE 8.2k USD.
Depot Refurbished FJ Helmet
The consignor, a seasoned collector, reports the following: "this helmet is a WWII period --- Depot reissue Luftwaffe M38 single decal camo helmet with vented
spanner bolts. The camo was done with dabs of light brown paint over the factory finish giving it a very subtle appearance. Excellent decal,
liner and straps. ET68 shell with modified size 59/71 liner. The liner band being reduced in size at the rear of the band between the rear spanner bolts.
An additional piece of rubber pad was contoured and installed at the front of the helmet to provide additional cushioning need because of
the reduced space between liner and shell. This type of work was done in repair/refit depots near the end of the war when nothing could be
wasted. In this case, they needed size 71 helmets but had only size 68 shells." He also reports the helmet was a walk in at a Reno gun show a year or so ago.
Price, is 7K USD.
Excellent M35/40 KM Helmet
Here is an excellent example of a fairly rare KM helmet, exactly in the same configuration as described by my friend
KenN on pp. 98-99 of his excellent reference on German Helmets. This piece is an SE M35 size 62 shell in the 48xx batch series; finished and outfitted in exactly the M40 configuration. The eagle is a classic
ET KM example. The helmet shows overall light use with some nice age toning patina. Just a nice untouched and scarce example. Price, including my COA, is 3k USD.
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 New Price 2200 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 1200 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.