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Two More Greats Have Passed Away; Bob Coleman, a superb, senior collector and friend, beloved by all who knew him. Also, Vince Coniglia, author of the book on US M3 knives and collaborator with
Bill Walters on his recent knive volumes. Vince was a solid collector and friend to all. Willi Schumacher, my friend and collecting colleague of 36 years
has gone to join his wife Linda, who preceded him in death many years ago. He never had another love in this life-- except collecting and the friendships that brought. Willi's impact on the SS cloth collecting hobby will be forever remembered as positive and
valuable. Willi was the 'real deal' and not some narcicist or interloper. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. RIP Willi.
Thanks to my friends and customers for
making 2018 a great year so far! Best of luck and see you at the MAX SHOW soon! Look for us at the SS-Steel Banner, where we will have many nice SS items. (Needless to say,
the MAX was great. The best part is always the good times and collecting with all our friends!)
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
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