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; one that took me years to find as I was building my personal collection of pillar SS Helmets--this is one. Purchase includes my certificate
of lifetime guarantee of authenticity. USD Back in my personal stash!
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 SOLD USD 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 SOLD 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 SOLD 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.
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 SOLD and includes my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
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