Updated 18 August 2016. Beautiful SS-VT / Allgemeine Transitional; Vet Q M40, EF M42..Superb Q SS M35; Many other fine items of SS Steel. See page 2 for more new helmets!
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
*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.
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 M42 Battlefield Dug Helmet
This helmet is a relic that has literally been blasted almost in half. It is a ckl shell, based on the SS runic shield
lower portion which is visible. Many individuals collect battlefield relics as historic artifacts and conversation pieces. This one displays great and shows the hard combat of the eastern
front. Price is 1000 USD.
Waffen-SS Quist M40 Combat Helmet
This seller needs to sell now, so the price is steeply discounted. Great helmet, have a look!
Here is a great, untouched Q66 Waffen-SS helmet that has hardly been touched by human hands. An astute
picker / collector friend of mine sources some wonderful pieces, admires them on his shelf for a while, then brings them to market. Many of his finds were direct vet in the old
days; now they are vet family or estate buys. Sometimes he finds these jewels in storage unit auctions. This helmet is a nice size 66
with size 58 liner. The liner and strap are untouched and the strap is original to the helmet. The paint is about 95% with a fine dusty patina that is how they look
when not cleaned or touched. The decal is complete, with a blemish at the top area. Very nice example of the Q narrow pattern rune. Don't pass this one up, it is a salty but strong combat piece!
Price, including my COA, is SOLD 6300 USD.
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.