Updated 17 April 2014. New Camo Helmet Grouping and more combat helmets!
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 2450 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M35 Heer Camo
Very decent example of an untouched Heer camo with all components intact and faintly named in the liner. Hig percentage of Heer eagle is
present under the camo paint. Price is 2750 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 USD 1800 and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-40 Luft Single Decal.
This is a nice collectible example of a Luft M40 Quist, with tight, untouched liner and strap, high 90s percentile
of rough texture finish, and about 95% Luft eagle. The liner has some inscriptions and the surname Krenkel nicely penned-in. This piece comes from a
40 year discriminating collector and will make a nice addition to any Luft grouping. Price is n USD 1290 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 3k USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-35 Waffen-SS Q66 Double Decal
This helmet has seen a lot of hard use during the WWII period, but remains in relatively handsome condition considering
the wear. The paint and decals are at 70% overall, and the liner and chinstrap components are in great shape with no abuse damage and all pins tight, etc. The liner band is a 1938 date
Schuberthwerke and the chinstrap is a Carl Tesch 1938. My experience tells me this chinstrap probably also had the VA SS 1938 ink stamp on it, as all '38 Tesch examples on SS helmets I've seen bear this
marking or faint remnants thereof. Another aspect of note is the 1151 batch number. This is only the second field grey version I have seen in this batch number; all the others were repainted black. There are
certainly more than two out there, but the number that escaped being painted black in the SS unit seems to be very few. This helmet's overall condition necessitates a fair price, which is 10k USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-38 Early Spanner Single Decal Para
For sale is a decent, complete and un-messed-with example a single decal paratrooper helmet. The finish and decal rate about 80% overall, with a decent representative Luft eagle. The bolts appear unmolested and the liner, pads and
straps are in very good serviceable condition. The size is 56, with ET68 shell. All in all a nice example of an earlier para. Price is 7.8k 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 3.5k USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-40 Single Decal Heer
For sale is an M-40 Q64 helmet with Quist schiefergrau finish and 'bigfoot' Quist decal. The batch numnber is
475. The chinstrap is dated 1941 and looks orig to the piece. The helmet features a beautiful named blond liner that is not damaged and is untouched.
This helmet comes from an old collection of over 35 years, and is a great example of a combat helmet showing very light use.
This helmet is priced at 1550 USD SOLD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-35 Reissue Single Decal Luft Preview--price info coming soon SOLD
Luft Transitional Preview--price info coming soon
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 1300 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M38 Early Spanner Single Decal Paratrooper
This is a very decent example of early spanner single D paratrooper; with nice toned patina, great condition eagle, excellent straps and liner, and NO sign of
tampering of the bolts either inside or outside. To get a nice semi-salty paratrooper in nice untouched condition is a rarity itself. Shell is ET68, with a 56 liner. Snap is marked PRYM. This helmet is priced at SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
CKL 66 M-42 Waffen-SS Helmet
This is an outstanding example of a CKL 66 Waffen-SS helmet with classic Champagne rune SS Shield. The paint is a smoother texture
Schiefergrau and the liner and strap show medium use but are in fine untouched condition. This helmet comes from one of the most advanced SS helmet collections in the world.
This excellent example is priced at SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
EF 64 M-42 Double Decal Police
This is a nice example of a recent vet-acquired M-42 Polizei helmet by a California collector. The helmet is untouched in every way, and the only flaw
is the strap tip is missing. Information on the vet's unit can be provided with this sale. This helmet is priced at SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Q 66 Late War Camo Waffen-SS helmet
This is a crisp example of a later war issue Q No-Decal helmet with a rough texture camo job predominantly in brick-red, and with
a nice hand painted SS-Uscha inscription in the skirt. This piece was purchased by the seller from KenN and has good provenance. The overall condition is excellent for a camo, but it appears
the liner has been treated at some point. Taking this into consideration, this helmet is priced very reasonably at SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity. Don't pass up this chance
to own a great example of a Waffen-SS camo combat piece that is priced reasonably.
Allgemeine-SS Transitional Helmet This is an untouched example of an Allgemeine-SS transitional helmet that possesses all the features
of that iconic period between 1934-1938 during the buildup of Himmler's SS. The helmet consists of an Austrian M-16 shell with typical early '30s "cottage industry"
three-pad style liner, which is nicely marked "1 Sturm, 4 SS Nachrichtensturmbann Essen" (1 (telephone) company, 4th communications battalion Essen), which is about as cool
as it gets. The CA Pocher decals are classics, and show some wear but retain their Pocher luster and beauty. Modestly priced Transitional helmet from a famous advanced collection. The seller is a famous black helmet collector known
worldwide for the quality and historical significance of his one of a kind collection. He is motivated to sell this piece and get it in a good home. This new price is a superb value to any prospective collector. Price, including COA, is SOLD USD
Fine ET 62 M-35 SS-VT / Waffen-SS Helmet
For sale is an excellent, untouched example of an SS-M35 helmet from an old Connecticut collection. The helmet is dome dated 1938 and bears classic
ET Pattern SS and party shields characteristic of that year's main product line. The liner shows use and age and is untouched, as is the chinstrap. Overall this is a very collectible representative of the ET helmet and would
be a fine addition to any collection. Price is USD SOLD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Early Allgemeine-SS Parade Helmet
This helmet is an historic and rare aluminum parade helmet that was a type worn by Allgemeine-SS officers
during the early Nazi period. The helmet consists of a wide flare skirt aluminum shell originally in field grey, with a black hand-applied finish to the outside
only. The insignia are hand-applied, which signifies likely use in 1934 before standardized insignia were distributed among the SS ranks. Moreover, under the
black paint, the outline of a Reichswehr foot-standarte shield, also hand-applied, is visible. In the accompanying period photo, the officer between Eicke and Himmler
is wearing one of these. A rare helmet with a lot of history, this piece is priced very reasonably at (this seller is very motivated to sell this superb and rare piece to raise money
for another collecting project. Early SS collectors, don't pass this one up!> SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
ET 62 M-40 Waffen-SS Helmet
Here is a hard to find, collectible example of an M-40 ET in overall minty condition. The finish is the early ET Schiefergrau in the light texture,
and the decal is a 99.9% classic ET shield with factory glue and lacquer application. The liner retaining pins and main band are untouched original to the helmet but the leather portion
of the liner was replaced by the owner with a correct M-40 liner insert due to the leather having been torn out sometime during the period since the war. The chinstrap, a Singer Klattau 1941 strap,
is also replaced but perfectly period faithful to the use period of this helmet. German liners were designed so the leather insert portion could be easily replaced without interrupting the integrity of
the pins or the liner band itself, which is also the case here, so the restoration does not substantively detract. A completely untouched ET in this condition would be priced at 8k plus. However, given the leather replacement,
the price is lowered accordingly at SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Mid-1930s Schutzpolizei Transitional Helmet
This is a fine example of an Austrian M-16 shell converted for use by the Polizei during the mid to later 1930s. The helmet is in very good condition with complete and untouched liner
and chinstrap sytem. The paint is a medium grey polizei color which is brush applied, leaving some traces of grey on the liner and edge of the strap. This is a typical theme for non-Wehrmacht units such as SS and Police to re-paint
their field grey issued helmets. The decals feature an early party shield found on some Polizei M-35 helmets made by Quist circa 1936. This helmet would make a great addition to any helmet collection and is priced reasonably at SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
M-35 Luftwaffe Helmet
For sale is a medium condtion M-35 double decal size 64 Luftwaffe Helmet by EF. The overall condition shows medium
use and the paint and decals are altogether about 88%. There is a unit marking in the dome: I/234. The GI's name who souvenired the helmet from the war is also
written in the liner. This is is a good, collectible piece, and is priced at SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
ET 66 M-40 Waffen-SS Helmet
This is an excellent example of an early production M-40 from Eisenhuttenwerke Thale, with a batch number of 17. This helmet was in my personal collection from 1998 until a few years ago, and is featured in SS-Steel.
The finish is the typical medium texture grey-green Schiefergrau finish characteristic of ET production. The liner and chinstrap are untouched and completely original to the helmet. The runic shield is the
classic ET pattern. No flaws and a fine helmet for any advanced collection. This helmet is priced at SOLD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
ET 66 M-35 Waffen-SS Helmet
This M-35 is a factory issue Waffen-SS ET66 with CA Pochers. The batch number is 4176, suggesting 1939 production. The liner and all pins, chinstrap, etc are un
touched and in good condition. The helmet was waxed for parade use during its period life, with small remnants of ancient beeswax visible in the low areas (beeswax becomes a dark grey on helmet shells).
The decals show the glue and laqcuer factory application, and the paint has a light field-grey hue--a very striking finish and appearance. This helmet is priced at SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Allgemeine-SS Transitional Helmet
This helmet comes from the largest and most advanced collection of black SS helmets in the world. The shell is an Austrian M-16 with satin black finish and CA Pocher SS decals in the classic
configuration. It has a lot of use and wear, including period re-touch of the decals, which was a practice that I have observed manifests itself in about 15-20% of surviving original examples. The Germans, like any other military, dressed up their
gear in various ways for inspections and parades. This helmet definitely shows the "been there" look in every way. The price is very reasonable at SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Waffen-SS M-40 Single Decal Combat Helmet
This is an excellent example of a named, single decal Waffen-SS M-40 single decal with an overall handsome combat appearance. This piece is complete, untouched and would look nice on a W-SS display
especially with a decent first pattern camo cover beside it. The shell is an ET62 and the batch is 725, so probably late 1940-early 1941 for this helmet. The liner and strap are untouched and in excellent shape. The name Mehl is hand painted in the skirt
and is original to the period. The price is SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
EF64 M-35 Waffen-SS Helmet This is a scarce example of an EF M-35 SS helmet, circa 1939-40 that began as a double decal helmet and then had the party shield
period-removed per orders. It is rarer on two levels; one being it is an EF and the other being the period removal of the party shield, which was not closely followed by the SS.
This helmet retains 90+ % dark apple green 1939 finish and classic CA Pocher decal (generally the exclusive factory decal for the M-35 EF). The liner and strap are original and untouched to the piece. Overall a great example of a rare helmet. Price (including my COA) is SOLD USD
For sale is an Allgemeine-SS Transitional Helmet from the woodwork Here is a solid example of an Allgemeine-SS transitional consisting of a German M-16 WWI shell, originally issued in field grey.
There are two subsequent black finishes, and at least four decals represented. The outermost layer are classic CA Pochers, and the unusual thing is the party shield is covered except for the swastika circle only. The liner is an M-40 style, that is completely period original to this piece. This is not unusual given that black uniforms and helmets were in continued use
by the A-SS foot regiments and Abschnitte during the first two years of the war. This helmet simply saw an upgrade of the liner when it was necessary. This excellent example surfaced two months ago in an estate sale in the Northeast US and is untouched in every way.
The price, including my lifetime COA, is
WWII US Paratrooper M-2 D-Bale Jump Helmet, Fox Company 506 P.I.R.; ID'd
One of the most exciting and poignant helmets I have ever owned is this US M-2 D-Bale helmet with General Motors Inland Division liner, named to
PFC Armand R. Beauchamp, Company F, 506th P.I.R. Armand was killed in action on 7 October 1944 along the dykes near Opheusden, Holland, a victim of a near direct hit by a German mortar. He hailed from New Mexico and initially served with
Easy Co, then transferred to Fox Co. prior to deployment overseas in 1943. He was an original Toccoa man, whose specialty was 60mm Mortars. Here are several photographs of him; in front of the tar-paper shacks at Camp Mackall, NC;
at a function (probably USO) at either Fayetteville, NC or in Georgia (he is at far left); posing with comrades on the evening of 5th June, 1944; boarding for Market Garden (I know this picture of the men loading the aircraft has been labeled for years as an 82nd Airborne photo, however,
my friend Bill Brown who wrote the Fox Company history said it was the 506th and named the men in this picture--the last one in line is easily recognized as Armand Beauchamp. In front of him is a soldier named Yocum). Lastly, Armand's grave in Holland, photo by Bill's friend Cees.
The helmet itself is a brilliant example of the M-2 jump helmet. The seam is in the front and the d-bales are correctly brazed to the steel pot. The helmet chinstraps are the correct OD#3 11-row web; with the early brass step style buckle and nickel plated brass snaps.
The helmet has the spades with the tick at the 6 o'clock position, denoting second battalion, 506th. The spades show fine, original period weathering, crackling and wear. The net is British. I never removed it; it is slightly fused to the old (serial number inscription) paint on the inside of the steel pot.
The liner is a classic example of the General Motors Inland jump liner (see logo photo) with correct webbing and wire chin cup buckles. The clips and webbing are original and all present. The original sweat band is present. There is a substantial layer of grime and sweat in the cotton webbing of this liner, suggesting real use.
I was mildly astounded when I noted the remnants of masking tape in the inside front and rear of the liner. When I was a Lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne, I used to use tape to keep the steel pot and liner from separating during jumps--it happened with these helmets. Here was an example in my hands with old masking tape still present,
possibly from training jumps Armand Beauchamp did. The liner spades show the same fine crackling and age / wear, commensurate with the steel pot. This helmet was in the collection of a preminent helmet collector for over 20 years before I obtained it. The late Robby Wilson obtained it from me and treasured it as I did. I am offering it
for sale on his behalf. Serious US collectors, do not pass this one up--it is what it is. This exceptional piece is priced at SOLD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.