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

*Note to consignors: if you wish to consign helmets, I will inspect them for verification of authenticity, completeness and ability to place my guarantee. Also, if you consign to this website, you may not simultaneously list your item elsewhere. Thanks.  


Allgemeine-SS / SS-VT black transitional helmet. This is an example of a rare configuration of transitional helmet, consisting of an early 1930s Austrian M16 style shell marked BGB and produced ostensibly for the Austrian military before the Anschluss--however, many appear to have been sourced by the SS who in the mid-1930s lacked access to the German military procurement system and thus had to supply themselves from the helmet works of neighboring countries such as Austria and Czechoslavakia. This helmet bears the rolled steel band three pad liner of 1930s manufacture. There are three paint finishes, including Austrian brown and an outer layer of Allgemeine-SS satin black. The decals are classic CA Pocher. Despite some flaking from the typical period poor quality undercoatings (these were not factory black helmets; always unit painted), this is still an excellent and rare transitional, worthy of any advanced helmet collection. Price is USD 16.5K and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.



Waffen-SS M42 Combat Helmet. This is a decent example of a combat used M42 from ET (CKL64) with a 2k series batch number. The finish is the smoother texture ET Schiefergrau, with 96% ET pattern runic shield. The liner and strap are untouched and tight, and frankly this helmet looks like it came right out of a GI duffel bag. . Price is HOLD USD 6900 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 USD 2k 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 2200 and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.



Named ET64 SSVT/Waffen-SS M35. The name in this helmet is currently being researched and the full description will be provided as soon as this information is available and analyzed. This helmet comes straight from a family in Germany and is as it was in 1945. . Price is HOLD USD and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.





Minty Quist M40 Single Decal . This is an excellent condition Quist M40, with a remarkably nice, nearly 100% Schiefergrau finish and 96% crisp minty Q pattern runic shield. The size 55 liner and strap are untouched as originally installed in the helmet. The liner is light gold color, with minimal use wear and some edge wear from storage. This is a great helmet for the collection that is missing a crisp example of a Q M40. Price is HOLD 8K USD and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.




ET66 M35 Double Decal--one of the best! . I don't often get the chance to offer such a nice piece of SS Steel on the site, but this is just that opportunity. Offered here is a consignment from a European collector who has had this piece tucked away in his collection for a while. The condition is essentially untouched, in excellent overall shape, with all components tight and original to the helmet. The four thousands range batch number suggests 1939 production, but the 'pea green' feldgrau finish and ET pattern decals are reminiscent of the '38 classics. Obviously both the ET and CA Pocher decal varieties were in full use during 1939, but on a slightly more slate-colored and flatter paint scheme. Overall this ET would be difficult to upgrade and would grace an advanced collection. Price HOLD 21.5K USD and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.



Mint Waffen-SS Second Pattern Oakleaf Camo Helmet Cover . This stunning cover came out of the batch that was recently discovered in Germany. This particular cover is a fine, textbook example that has been reviewed and given the thumbs up by the most notable camo collectors in the hobby. The condition is unissued, the clips are steel, and the size is 64. This one-look original cover would grace the war room of the most discriminating collector. Priced reasonably at SOLD and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.



Historic 4th Armored Division SS Helmet Grouping . Offered here is an intact US veteran bring back grouping that is packed with history and documentation. All of these items were brought back from France and Germany by an original member of the US 4th Armored Division, a Mr. Anderson. Anderson was from Illinois and was an M3 halftrack driver who was part of every combat engagement his mechanized recon unit was a part of, including the historic drive to Bastogne when the 101st Airborne was surrounded by the enemy during the Battle of the Bulge; and the liberation Of Buchenwald-Ohrdruf Concentration Camp in the spring of 1945. He seemed to have carried with him a sense of history, a desire to write and a camera. His letters and documents have been placed in a binder, organized by date, and his photographs, about 180, many with notations are arranged in order in a photo album: from training in California to the heart of Germany. He wrote many, many letters home from the war which are very vivid and absolutely gripping- not only in historical context but in poignant personal terms, penned freshly after his experiences. He tells of the savage fighting in Lorient, France against the Germans after the sweep through Normandy, the intense shelling they were giving and receiving, wondering why the next one didn't just come into his hole. "I think that was the hottest place I ever got into unless it could have been Bastogne", "I'm glad now that I was lucky enough to come thru safely and I'm sure some-body must have been watching over me. I guess a lot of fellows beside me has learned what it really means to pray after a few hours of shelling and wondering why the next one doesn't come right in". A letter mailed from "Somewhere in Belgium" (Bastogne, first week of 1945) where he's apologizing for not having time to write home to thank his parents for the warm sweater he received and how many guys would wish they all had one. He also has a very gripping letters Germany after hostilities had ended in 1945 where he is able to be unedited and very free with information due to a relaxing of mail censorship. In these letters he describes the horrors of the holocaust, "I saw some of the prisoner-of-war camps that you have probably heard about. It's hard to believe people could have been treated so cruelly even after seeing the evidence with my own eyes". He tells of the beautiful Blue Danube - and his distrust of pontoon bridges, and many of his souvenirs - to include flags, blades, guns, medals and in one letter this exact SS helmet. He visited the Hitler's Eagle Nest, took a photo as well. There are a couple photos he took of General George Patton too. Many other amazing photographs to include the Atlantic Wall, his vehicles with unit markings, photos with buddies, children, sights etc. One could spend hours going through all his letters, documents and photographs. The large two-part 4th Armored battle map would look spectacular mounted in a frame. The centerpiece of this grouping is the 1939 double decal SS helmet he brought back and mentions specifically the letter from Hohenberg, Germany, "Perhaps by now you have received some of my guns - I sent Helen a German helmet taken from an SS soldier. I thought perhaps the kids could play with it". It is a large ET68, and has taken on some patina and had its liner stitching torn, but is untouched and complete with its original chinstrap and very striking runic shield. This helmet is also named on the liner to the German soldier, "R. Metz" - this name has not been researched by anyone, and this will make for a good research project for the new owner. The SA dagger is an early piece and made by Puma, the Bronze PZ badge is unmarked, the SS collar tab is uniform removed, the EK is marked "20", the large Nazi Party banner is unmarked as is the early aluminum Heer belt buckle. This is a very substantive and attractive grouping that should be kept together. If you have seen "Fury," you will get the idea here... Priced at SOLD USD and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.



Very Nice Waffen-SS Q-64 Double Decal M-40 Helmet. This outstanding helmet is a rarely encountered SS example. Quist helmets are always in demand, and there is something about a DD M-40 that grabs collectors' attention. This helmet is a later war production Q, reflecting the June '43 positioning of the size and batch number in the rear skirt. However, with the one-look factory original Q pattern runic shield, I can see this helmet was produced before the November '43 decal prohibition (which did not take immediate effect even then. More interesting is the one-look period-applied CA Pocher party shield, reflecting a possible use by garrison troops, such as Concentration Camp personnel or SS-Stabswache formations. This helmet bears an inscription: "Oscha ____" (name is illegible but could possibly be viewed under UV light). Nice overall example of a rare helmet, that would grace any collection. Purchase includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity. 15.2K USD




ET64 SS-VT Waffen-SS Helmet . Here is an absolutely original SS double decal helmet, 4xxx batch series for ET (1939) with expected CA Pocher runic and party shields and untouched liner and pins. The chinstrap is original period to the helmet as well. The helmet at some stage had a thick coat of lacquer applied to it. In the old days, some veterans would shine these, thinking it would protect them through the ages. Little did they know leaving the helmet alone would be much better for it (these were made for the 'thousand year reich' after all). Other than the lacquer, the helmet has no flaws. It's price very reasonably at, : NEW PRICE 9.2k USD and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.






SS-Totenkopfverband-attributed Helmet

This helmet was in my collection for a number of years before selling it to Darryl P, who eventually sold it to Bob C, who sold it to me recently. I had featured this helmet in SS Steel because of the uniqueness of it as a commercially-produced SS VT type helmet. In Ludwig Baer's German language helmet books, he describes this color as "schwartzgrau' or grey-black. It is black in some light, and dark grey in other, presenting a unique appearance. These helmets that mimic the Himmler helmet design but with salt shaker air vents are very likely exclusive SS contract helmets similar to the Himmler, the Droop Bill, and the RZM. The decals are classic CA Pocher, and the liner is a civic-style including the dual buckle strap. The name M. Moser is Martin Moser, who was and officer in SS-TV Regiment "Thule" and later in the KTL-der SS. The helmet is in superb condition and would be a key part of any SS-TV / VT prewar grouping or display. This rare piece is priced at New price HOLD 18.8K USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.  
































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