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In Memoriam: Another fine person and dear friend to all of us, Mark Yerger, has passed. He has contributed so much to the study of the leaders and personalities of the Waffen-SS;
and a little hint to my fellow collectors: Mark was, by virtue of his sincere interest and enthusiasm toward them, a huge uplift to the morale and pride of those surviving SS leaders and men, who had been so reviled in their own land in the years following the war.
Life is short; count your blessings, and be kind to your fellow man.
Attention Collectors: A friend and advanced collector was hit by a burglary in his residence recently.
Pictured are some of the items stolen. If you see these, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. There is a reward for the recovery of the items or for information leading to a conviction in criminal court. Be vigilant, Thanks!
Now Here: Download the SS Decal Identification pdf from this link
Visit Grenadier Military Antiques' new auction!
New from Bender Publishing!
"German Cross in Gold
Holders of the SS and Police Volume 8
Wiking: Keppler to Zah
by Mark C. Yerger" is now
available for purchase.
Newly Available from Helion Publishing: TOTENKOPF: THE STRUCTURE, DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONALITIES OF THE 3.SS-PANZER-DIVISION VOLUME 2
Kelly Hicks, 50 Years Ago; 40 years ago; 30 years ago; 20 years ago; 16 years ago.
Kelly Hicks has collected WWII artifacts for
over 50 years and has written five original works and many contributions toward other books regarding the collecting of helmets of the German Wehrmacht and SS. His offerings in these pages include the sharing of
important information regarding SS and other helmets, especially providing
in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of original helmets and what to look
for in the latest fakes. Armed with the right information, especially in
today's collector market, collectors can make quality decisions about what
they purchase, at the same time protect themselves from becoming
victims of fraud.
In the "featured helmet of the month" section, collectors will find a complete
write-up, including detailed photographs, of a particular helmet. There may
also be period photos displaying the wearing of the helmet in its historical
In the "Authentications" section, a full range of authentication services is
offered. Hundreds of collectors have taken advantage of this inexpensive way
to maintain the value and investment potential of their original helmets, as
well as obtain documentation for insurance purposes.
Lastly, collectors will find periodic listings of SS or other WWII helmets
offered for sale. These helmets and other militaria are carefully vetted and guaranteed for life as original artifacts
of the German Third Reich, the US Military, or otherwise as applicable. A COA
from Kelly Hicks will accompany each purchase.
M-35 Helmet of SS-Obergruppenfuehrer Karl Hermann Frank
51 Years Collecting and Researching WWII historical memorabilia
20+ Years writing books and presenting at MAX Show and other collector venues