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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.  






For sale is a very nice example of an iconic SS helmet; an ET64 SS-VT / Waffen-SS M-35. The 4k series batch number suggests production during 1939, and all components are dated accordingly. Paint and decals (excellent examples of the classic ET pattern runic and party shields) are strong, and the liner and strap are untouched original to the piece. This helmet originated from an 82n Airborne Veteran in the mid- 1990s. The price is: 17.9k USD Avaliable and comes with my lifetime guarantee of authenticity.



Early Allgemeine Droop Bill Helmet

This is a very nice example of an early SS contract 'Droop Bill' helmet of the type most commonly used by SS formations prior to the "SS-RZM" helmet contract specifications. Droop bills are seen in most early SS pictures in some form or another, from circular PBS / SS-VT formations, to SS-TV and Allgemeine-SS. This example is complete, with its original roller buckle commercial chinstrap and hollow-core affixed leather band 3-pad liner system. The liner bears a name and unit mark, and the rear skirt bears a perfectly-rendered gothic script name "Sonnenkalb." This could easily be researched. This desirable example is priced at at 3200 USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.  



ET64 M35 Single Decal Helmet

This outstanding example shows the 1940 party shield removal per orders. It is also nicely named to an SS-VT member named "Eisenschien" who was KIA in Russia in 1941. The helmet consists of a typical later 1938 / early 1939 deep pea-green field grey finish, with lustrous ET shield which is 99.9%. The liner is original untouched, and dated 1939, matching the dome stamp. The chinstrap is a well-marked Carl Tesch Berlin 1938, with the VA-SS 1938 stamp on the long portion. This is a killer piece that has been stashed away in a premier collection. I first saw it in 1993. It is priced at 13K USD HOLD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.  



EF64 M42 Waffen-SS Combat Helmet

Here is a very nice example of an EF M42, with 95% fine texture schiefergrau paint and 98% EF Pattern runic shield. This is a classic example, with untouched original liner and strap. A hard to upgrade piece, priced at HOLD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.  


ET64 M40 Combat Helmet

I first owned this helmet in 1999, and traded it to the collector who has kept it until now. This combat piece shows all the hallmarks of a well-used but not damaged or abused piece of German battle equipment. The thing that kept my interest when I first saw it was the two digit early M40 batch number, and the presence of a factory applied CA Pocher runic shield (which by the way shows a very cool slight misprint, which I like to see!). The presence of this pattern shield and the low batch number tells me the piece was produced on the cusp of M-35 / M-40 production, wherein some CA Pocher quantities remained in use before the complete cut-over by ET to their style rune. The liner is tight and untouched, and the original chinstrap has a period reshap to the end of the strap, shortening it by approximately 2 inches. This interesting example is priced at HOLD and includes 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 19.5K USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.  



Q66 M40 Combat Helmet

This helmet is from an old Long Island collection and was acquired by me in 2010, along with a group of other M-40 and 42 helmets. It is a classic Q in terms of finish, decal and components. Inside the dome, the solder removed the liner string and placed a horsehide pad up in the dome for comfort. This suggests to me he was perhaps a Kradmelde, possibly in a cold area such as the Russian Steppe. The liner is tight and untouched, and the chinstrap is original to the piece. It is priced at SOLD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.  


Quist M40 Single Decal SS Helmet

This helmet was featured in Ken N's excellent book, and is a fine speciment of the Q M40 production helmet. All components are correct and untouched. The pictures speak for themselves. This one would be hard to upgrade and is priced at HOLD / SOLD USD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.  




Waffen-SS Foreign Volunteer Reversed Decal M-42

This helmet is a seldom-encountered example of a Waffen-SS foreign volunteer combat helmet, worn in period photos in this reversed-decal configuration by the Ukranians, Prinz Eugen, Handschar and other formations of the Waffen-SS (see "SS-Steel" for period photos of these). These helmets are nearly always EF makers, and originated as double decal police. They were issued to foreign "Schutzmannschaften" organizations, which performed rear area and anti- partisan police duties prior to being standardized into the SS in 1943, at which time they formed the core of the foreign volunteer divisions. It was at this time that they were converted to SS helmets, with the addtion of (usually) a CA Pocher SS runic shield, placed atop the police shield. This completed the configuration of these helmets, and across the 25 or so examples existing in worldwide collections, this is a standard feature. This exact helmet is featured in SS-Steel, pp 185-186. The shell is EF62, with the medium grey EF finish, which shows the expected spot oxydation visible within the EF factory paint. The liner is named "Folz" which could be a "Volksdeutsche" name. the decals are the typical EF Pattern party shield and the Pocher shield placed atop the bordered Police, which can be seen along the bottom edge of the Pocher. This is a superb example of a rare SS helmet. Purchase includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity. New Price 17.5K USD



Early Q66 M35 Heer double decal with national shield removed per 1940 regulations. This Quist helmet is in very good condition with a classic 'big foot' Heer Quist pattern decal and matte feldgrau finish. The national shield has been carefully removed in accordance with 1940 Wehrmacht High Command orders. The suspension system has the early single ply aluminum band, dated 1937, with a crisp minty chinstrap also dated '37. The liner retaining pins are the early zinc coated brass type. Overall this is a great example of an earlier Q M35 that shows only very moderate age, use and wear. The price is: 1900 USD and comes with my lifetime guarantee of authenticity.





This is a truly stunning example of an ET66 M-35 Kriegsmarine double decal helmet with the national shield removed per the 1940 order. The paint, Kriegs eagle and all components are in top shelf condition, and present a bold and crisp appearance. In the pictures it is slighly hard to detect, but this is the absolutely typical early Kriegs shield with the raised edges around the feathers and the characteristic 'pumpkin orange' hue to the eagle. The collector who has owned this for many years specializes in finding pristine examples of M-35 'single' decal helmets, as a personal preference. The relative rarity of period national shield removed helmets has presented this collector with an interesting challenge over the years. Finally, the name "Mewes" appears in the rear skirt. Overall this is a handsome, crisp example and would grace any Kriegsmarine display or advanced helmet collection. The price is: Contact for price and other details and comes with my 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




Later War No-Decal MINT Fallschirmjaeger Helmet. Here is an excellent and hard to upgrade later war Mint para helmet, with smoother texture schiefergrau finish and late style slotted bolts. The straps are the heftier mid-war pattern and they are flawless. The liner is perfect, and nicely marked per the photos. This is a no-brainer excellent example and is priced at HOLD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.






Outstanding Sauerland Helmet. (For reference there is a discussion thread about this helmet on the GHW forum). Also for reference on these, see the Featured Helmets section of this website. This piece is an excellent, original example of a very rare Third Reich helmet. The shell is the expected NS64, and it is a camo featuring very subtle red and yellow ochre colors daubed on top of the Schiefergrau factory finish. This helmet sat in storage for many decades, so it shows commensurate patina--but not excessive. The decal is by all indications a classic Sauerland, and in hand, is a one-look original. Several views of the helmet are featured here, especially showing the subtle but present camo scheme. A rare helmet, worthy of any advanced collection. The price is: SOLD USD and comes with my lifetime guarantee of authenticity.




Luftwaffe Officer's Aluminum Parade Helmet My friend Jim bought this 30 years ago when we were Captains, and it's been part of his collection since. The helmet is an outstanding, mint example of the Luftwaffe Officer's lightweight aluminum style, with mint liner and cordovan colored carbine clip chinstrap assembly. The outside of the helmet has a finely aged very thin coating of parade wax which does not detract from the helmet's graceful appearance. The insignia are standard first style Luft eagle and national shields, the eagle being a 100% example of the straight-leg early eagle. The national shield has approximately 65% period re-touch, due probably to flaking because the insignia are not glue / lacquer applied on this type of private purchase helmet. In any event, KenN looked at this helmet a week ago and was positive this is a period retouch, as am I, and I will guarantee its authenticity for life. This is a great chance to own a minty parade helmet for your high ranking Luft display, and is priced resonably at HOLD



















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