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The following pages contain excellent examples of original SS and Wehrmacht helmets from advanced collections. The quality and originality speak for themselves. Contact: kellyhicks@hotmail.com

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Salty EF M42 Single Decal Helmet

Great example of an EF64 M42 with excellent liner, full decal, some patina and a minor straightened rim ding, but overall a great combat example. Liner is dated 43 and the chinstrap is mostly missing. Priced reasonably and includes my lifetime guarantee of authenticity HOLD5.9K USD.



Mint Waffen-SS Double Decal Helmet


Here is a nearly stone mint example of a rare type of Q62 SS M35. It is in chalky mint condition with factory applied Quist pattern runic and party shields. The shell, interestingly, is an M35, but it is thoroughly factory produced as an M40 helmet. That signifies this is one of the last M35 shells to go through the production system, a leftover in a sense. Given the 1940 liner date, this was one of the many early M40s that were produced with two decals--I have an example in my collection that is an M40 shell, but it is rare to see one of these that is an M35 shell but thrown into the M40 production process. The liner is mint and untouched. The pigskin chinstrap (yes, they had these even in the late '30s, is fragile and has become separated. The veteran who brought this back has passed and his obituary is available to the buyer. A helmet this nice won't last long, and it's destined for a top shelf position in an SS helmet collection. Price includes my lifetime guarantee of authenticity 17.9K USD.



Relic Camo Waffen-SS Single Decal Helmet From Kharkov Battlefield

A Russian fellow comes up with these every now and then and I find them to be historically intriguing and highly collectible in their own right. This one is a tan camo has been underground in a bunker position that has kept it from completely disappearing. Priced for what it is, a historical relic from a famous battlefield. 1300 USD.



Excellent EF M42 Single Decal Helmet

Sharp, crisp example of an EF M42 Waffen-SS helmet, complete with excellent liner, strap and medium texture EF schiefergrau finish. This helmet is a great example of the EF product line of 1943, with some storage scuffing to the decal area. For the excellent condition W-SS combat display. Priced reasonably and includes my lifetime guarantee of authenticity 6.9K USD.


Fantastic Allgemeine-SS / SS-VT Black Transitional Helmet

Offered for sale from an advanced SS collection is a once in a lifetime condition and rarity, SS VT / Allgemeine SS transitional. The shell is an Austrian M16 that is one of the many thousands scooped up by the SS in their bulk purchases from Austrian and Czech suppliers. They were not a client of the Wehrmacht supply system in the early '30s, and therefore had to go outside of the system; the country in fact, to procure their equipment. This piece is finished in a thin spray coat of satin black, right atop the field grey issue color. The liner system is the M28 three pad type, with wide roller buckle chinstrap assembly. Finally, a classic pair of CA Pocher runic and party shields top off the refurbish. This exact paint and liner system is found in another example which is pictured in "SS-Steel". Moreover, a few of these exact configurations exist in other advanced collections. I have not seen one this nice for sale anywhere in years. Priced commensurate with its rarity, condition and overall aesthetic and includes my lifetime guarantee of authenticity 22K USD.



Waffen-SS EF62 M42 Single Decal Reissue / Camo Helmet

This example is a worn and salty battle helmet. This is about the fifth one painted in this peculiar color, that I have seen. The hand applied camo paint is thick and has a similar look to the textured reissue style paint, but it differs in being a more earth grey color. On other examples I've seen, this look was solidly into the camo category for me. The classic EF pattern runic shield has some scuffs and chips to it, holding it from being a bit more expensive piece. All in all, it is a great example for a combat display, with untouched original liner. The strap is no longer present. Price, with COA, is 4.5k USD.

M34 Sicherheitsdienst SD Helmet

Collectors of SS helmets should have an example of this historic SS helmet model in their collections. These were made specifically as a competitive bid to the Model 1935 and were initially intended for combat use by the Heer, Luftwaffe and SS (Read Ludwig Baer for reference to this fact). When the bid was lost to the M35 design, these helmets had already been produced in great numbers. Many were procured by the SS-VT because of their decent quality (remember, the SS was not a branch of the Wehrmacht until later, and had reduced access to supplies, recruitment and training in the early period). Later, as the SS procured the more desired M35s, they put these M34s toward the growing SiPo and SD organizations, who used them throughout the remainder of the Third Reich period. This one is a classic example, with CA Pocher decals. The condition is as pictured, and untouched except for a minor splice repair to the long end of the chinstrap. All in all a decent example of this iconic model. Price, including my COA, is 5.9K USD.  



Vet Family Waffen-SS Quist M40 Helmet Named

My apologies for the pictures but this helmet is still in the woodwork! Never in a collection, excellent provenance, and in very good condition, with a researchable name. The helmet is a Q64 M40, probably produced around mid-41. The decal is the classic narrow Q with some scuffs and the finish is the medium texture Quist schiefergrau of that period. Liner and strap are untouched original to the helmet. The inscription appears to read "SS Jg (Jaeger) H. Pokko (Nordic?) Overall a great helmet and worthy of the "purist" vet collector. Price, including my COA, is 7400 USD.


Combat Waffen-SS EF M42

I am partial to EF M42 helmets, with their extreme looking runic shield--always one of my favorites! This nice example is a pretty much classic, large size 66 EF with the circa 1943 finish and expected EF shield. The liner and strap are untouched original to the helmet. Overall this piecs shows moderate combat wear, yet retains its full strength of finish, decal and appearance. A nice addition to a combat Waffen-SS collection. Price, including my COA, is 6.2K USD.  


Factory Issue Q64 Waffen-SS M35 Helmet

Here is a helmet that doesn't come along very often; a factory Quist SS double decal M35 that is not repainted. This one is a 1939 production with a classic narrow pattern Q decal and the darker hue of feldgrau that is so common to this time period of quist production. The party shield shows the darker red and overall symmetry that Q pattern decals embody. The factory glue and lacquer show gentle crazing from exposure to the elements and age. The liner is strong, shows medium use, and is untouched. The strap is also an untouched period component that shows evidence of wartime replacement. That situation is common with chinstraps helmets that show any use (they were 'expendable durables', which means easily replaced when worn from use and from being hung on web gear and vehicles like the Germans did commonly). The liner is named (Sibla) and can be researched. We all know how important the research can be sometimes, leading to very interesting discoveries as to the wartime owner. I have handled many ET helmets for every 1 Q that I see, so they definitely exist in smaller numbers. All in all a solid, handsome example of this classic helmet. Sale includes my certificate of lifetiime guarantee of authenticity.



Rare Reverse-decal Waffen-SS M40 Helmet.

Many SS Helmet Collectors often do not have the opportunity to own one of these rare specimens. Characteristic of these helmets, many were originally Polizei-issue helmets (the police shield is underneath the CA Pocher runic shield) This helmet possesses the smooth dark green feldgrau finish of the M40 police issue. Usually, foreign volunteer forces began as Police, coming fully under the SS by RFSS decree in 1942-43. The M-35 and M40 types were seen more among the Einsatzgruppen or mobile killing squads operating in Poland early in the war; or issued within the SS-Polizei-Division. The foreign volunteers of the Baltics and the Ukraine came later, and were issued M42 DD police helmets, and when standardized from Schutzmannschaften to SS, given a runic shield to cover the police shield. These and the M40 police helmets comprise the largest number of reverse decal SS helmet types, for the above stated reasons. This one is un-named as far as I can tell and while the liner date is present, it has that gentle oxydized fuzz that can obscure the date and I'm not going to bend it and clean it to see the year-- suffice it to say with a 1680 steel lot number it is about a late 1940 or earlier 1941 helmet. That puts it right in the early stages of the war in the East, right at the time of the Einsatzgruppen activities. The amount of use and wear this helmet displays is also an indicator of heavy field duty, possibly anti-partisan in nature. All components are untouched and fully original to the helmet. Full of history, these helmets are as "mainstream SS" as any other type, given the size of that force that was dedicated to the deadly mission of those units. To me, these are among the most historic of the SS wartime helmets, because they are hard evidence of the most notorious period of nazi eastward expansion; the ghettos, the einsatzgruppen, the holocaust. Price is Excellent New Price 11.8K USD and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.




Waffen-SS M40 Combat Helmet.

This helmet was originally sourced by a local collector whose work enables him direct access to many veteran families, and this was a direct vet acquisition. The collector who purchased it is offering it for sale. No surprises, a straight ET64 with all components untouched. The ET runic shield has a substantial scuff, hence the price, which comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity. 5K USD



Unusual and Interesting Italian-SS Combat Helmet.

Here is one of the few original Italian SS helmets that may actually exist. The seller reports that a number of years back, when he first showed it to me, he had gotten it from the in-laws of his cousin. The father, named Davis, had served with Patton's 3rd Army which fought prominently throughout Italy. The veteran is long since passed and the family are not aware of other details. Along with this helmet came an unrelated small grouping of items that the vet had acquired during his tour of duty. This helmet is an SE66 M35 with a three digit batch number. The liner bears a 1938 date. The finish and original double decals (what remains of them) had been overpainted in a grey scheme that is sprayed, leaving overspray on the liner. These characteristics are dead-on original period and the paint color is the expected Italian color. The insignia consist of hand-applied SS runes, spaced closely but rendered in wide style; and on the foreign configuration side (left). On the right is a standing eagle holding a swastika. The liner is marked with a three- digit code of some sort, and there is a stamp in the leather: Aufkl. Gr. 12 (a recon unit). All in all an historic and intriguing helmet for the Foreign Volunteer collector. Price is New Price 3200 USD and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.




Waffen-SS M42 Combat Helmet.

This combat example is fresh from the woodwork. The finish is the typical ET Schiefergrau, with a period removed SS shield, presumably the ET pattern. The liner and strap are untouched and tight; the strap has been up over the visor of the helmet for some time. Price is very reasonable for an SS example, at New Price USD 1450 and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.



Interesting Waffen-SS "GI Art" Helmet.

This helmet is a vet purchase by the consignor. I have examined it in great detail and observe it to be a Q66 Waffen-SS single decal M40, that has been repainted in a paint color very closely resembling battleship grey, and decorated with hand-rendered Wehrmacht insignia as pictured. The insignia all show age crazing as does the paint. I believe it is an example of a GI art piece that was used during unit functions around the end of the war or early occupation period. I also note the lack of any names or inscriptions that might suggest American or Allied usage; leaving some question as to the function of this helmet. The price for this intriguing piece is USD New Price 1650 and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.




For sale is a beautiful example of an M40 Q66 Waffen SS helmet. This piece features the typical medium-rough texture Quist Schiefergrau finish, with full 99.9% Quist pattern runic shield, factory applied to specification. The liner is untouched tight to the helmet and the strap is also original to this piece. The inner skirt bears two soldier's names, which could be easily researchable. A Q in this shape is a rarity nowadays, and this specimen would grace any Waffen-SS collection. Sale includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity. SOLD 8K USD





































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