FEATURE HELMET         







MEGA Rare Collection Update: Superb Collection of Rare Examples of SS Transitionals, Here Now! Many other fine items of SS Steel. See page 2 for more new helmets!


Use the Above New Link to Original Helmets Page 2  


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

*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.  




Some Exceptional New Additions





Stunning SS-VT Transitional Double Decal Helmet in Feldgrau

This Feldgrau German M16 ET64 SS transitional helmet is stone mint and unworn. It is also quite rare to find one of these. The paint and decals are 100% and the liner is storage condition. The liner string was added because it appeared there was one in place originally. For the transitional aficionado, this is one of the finest helmets I have ever had the privilege to offer. Specs include classic, perfect condition CA Pocher runic and party shields. They don't get better than this, especially that gorgeous runic shield. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 24.9K USD


Beautiful Early Allgemeine-SS Transitional Helmet

This outstanding helmet features an Austrian M16 shell with M28 liner and large buckle leather chinstrap. The paint is satin black over Austrian brown and the insignia are hand-rendered. The premier black helmet collector has had four of these exact hand rendered helmet examples, and they are all done up the same way in the refurbishment process. From Ludwig Baer, we know that hand-painted insignia were mandated by the RFSS in 1934, and in early 1935 ere quickly replaced by the advent of the CA Pocher RFSS approved transfer design. This picture of Jakob Grimminger bearing the blood flag shows one of these insignia clearly. A super rare and early SS piece, very desirable and goes with the early Allgemeine and Bereitsschaft displays. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 19.2K USD


Allgemeine-SS M16 Transitional Helmet

This example came out of the woodwork in the northeast and once belonged to my late friend Jules L. The configuration is the typical German refurbishment (satin black over field grey) and also features an early Czech style strap. The party shield is classic CA Pocher, as are the runes, but the runes went on sloppily (these were applied at the unit level and often the paint was not cured or other factors influenced the application process). A nice size, excellent display piece. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 20K USD.


Very Nice SS-VT Marked SS-RZM Helmet

This issue SS-RZM helmet comes in the factory anodized looking finish that resembles gunmetal grey. The helmet bears the metal stretch marks and rivet placement very specifc to this design. Moreover, the SS and RZM stamps are perfect examples that bear the peculiar 'fingerprint' of the dyes used to make the stamps. The liner is also one of two types used in these helmets and is fully intact including the super rare strap. These are often destroyed or missing. Inside the leather liner band is the inscription "7/SS G.", denoting 7th company, SS-"Germania". A classic, super original and unit marked piece, the sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 11K USD.



Minty M34 Sicherheitsdienst (SD) Helmet

Here is a fine, collectible example, classic configuration, of the iconic SD helmet. Paint, decals and liner are in excellent and complete condition, with no issues. This is a larger size and makes a super display piece. Fellows, look at the photo record--these were worn at camps, in Einsatzgruppen, in combat, as well as by the SD. PS: It's Named and can be researched. Very reasonably priced example 7.9K 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.


Beautiful 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 5.5K 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.  



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 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 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 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 1650 and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.






































    More Helmets on Page 2