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(Coming today, 10 December...)

Also, US ETO helmet grouping. USMC Helmet Bringback Grouping, DD Police Camo, Japanese Netted Combat Helmet. Camo Normandy; and more.

 

 

 

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mh38 Killer Heer M40 Camo Helmet

This helmet is an SE64 with a striking black and grey camo scheme. The components are all unaltered original to the helmet and in excellent condition. The decal is painted around by both camo colors, and is a strong very good plus condition. The helmet is named and could be researched. A superb example for an advanced camo collection. Sale includes my COA. 2.4K USD

 

 

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mh37 Sharp Luft M40 Camo Helmet

This is a textbook Normandy pattern Luftwaffe Camouflage M40 Helmet. The grass green and orangish ochre color are hallmarks of the Luft scheme. The helmet is a Q64, with original liner and strap, which appear to have some leather treatment applied back in the past. The Luft eagle is partly painted over shows wear to the exposed portion. Total percentage present is about 30-40. This helmet displays very well and would look great with a Luft ground combat display. Sale includes my COA. 1850 USD

 

 

 

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mh36 Outstanding Heer M40 ET64 Helmet

This beautiful M40 Heer by ET is an early 1940 example, with a two digit heat lot number and a two-ply liner band. Makers such as Werner Zahn made two ply bands into the M40 production period. The Heer adler has age crazing that in my view is a super look. This helmet is handsome and won't last long. Sale includes my COA. 1650 USD

 

 

 

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mh35 M40 Q64 Luftwaffe Helmet

Here is a nice M40 Luft with light wear and unaltered components. The paint and decal are in very good contidion. There are two inscriptions: a name and what appears to be a FPnr, in the liner. A decent, collectible luft helmet! Sale includes my COA. 1K USD

 

 

 

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mh34 Heer M42 CKL64 Helmet

This is a nice condition Heer M42, with near excellent paint, decal and liner. The components are complete and untouched original to the piece. The heat lot number is in the accepted range and the dome stamp is visible. A great looker and nice with a Heer display. Sale includes my COA. 1250 USD

 

 

 

 

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mh28 Sharp M35 DD Polizei Helmet

This is a nice solid example of an ET62 M35 Polizei helmet made around late 1939. The finish is the darker green ET color that many polizei helmets come in; the decals are the unbordered Po shield and ET party combination; the liner is size marked 55 and the correct, original to the helmet chinstrap is dated 1940. A great helmet for the schutzpolizei collection. Sale includes my COA. 2.5K USD

 

 

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Mh30 Handsome, Early Heer M35 DD

This helmet is a great example of a 1937 ET66 Heer. The finish is pea green feldgrau and the decals are factory applied glue and lacquer, which can be easily seen on this example. The lacquer on the national shield has some rubbing, but this has not damaged the decal. The liner is single ply aluminum with 58 marking on the leather, in the dome by the dome stamp, and at the inner skirt right atop the 3077 heat lot number. The long end of the chinstrap is missing but the buckle end remains. A great heer helmet in a nice size. Sale includes my COA. 3500 USD

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mh33 Unusual WWI Camo Helmet

This is a German M16 size 64 helmet, with an age-worn but present 3 pad liner. The paint is a dark, ochre, dark green and black scheme, daubed on randomly instead of in segments as was often the norm. Moreover, there are no demarcation lines of finger width separating the colors. Original, untouched and never in a collection...yet. Sale includes my COA. HOLD 600 USD

 

 

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Mh32 Stunning Camo M40

This Camo M40 is one of the nicest ones I've seen lately. The overall condition is decent enough that it shows wear, but is not beat to death like so many are. Really pleasing to the eye. The base colors are ordinance tan with sworls of green. This is a Heer, size 66, but the tan paint in the skirt obscures the maker. It is heavy like a Quist, but the airvents (which are also somewhat obscured by the camo paint, remind me of SE. The helmet is nicely named and the liner and strap are untouched. This one is from an impeccable source. Sale includes my COA. HOLD for JM 4K USD

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mh31 Superb EF M40 Heer Helmet

This one would be very hard to upgrade. Stats are: EF64, heat lot 238, Singer marked chinstrap. All components are untouched but the correct original chinstrap is a replacement. A very nice helmet that hits all the buttons. Sale includes my COA. HOLD for MG 2.5K USD

 

 

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mh26 Mint M35 Early Luft Helmet

This helmet has been published as one of the remarkably rare M35s used by the Luftwaffe in the early war period. Note the decals are the rare thick border eagle and round bottom national shield, as presented in publication by Ken and Anders. Sale includes my COA. SOLD 5K USD

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mh27 Minty EF Luft M40 Helmet

Here is a nice condition EF M40 Luft. The decal shows some rubbing and wear, but the paint, liner and overall condition are minty. Sale includes my COA. 1K USD

 

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mh20 Killer M35 Kriegsmarine Helmet

These are almost unavailable nowadays, at any price. If you compare the relative rarity of helmets across the units, the SS and the Paratroops tend to sick out as what people consider the rarest ones. But the KM was a much smaller population of helmet wearing members, making anything they wore statistically rarer than SS for sure, and possibly the FJ, in terms of just helmets produced. Given their small numbers, KM helmets in minty shape are harder yet to fine. Here is one that has survived at nearly 99% condition. A beautiful ET M35 double, with Pocher adler and a blond size 55 liner. The strap shows weakness of the leather, possibly from being over the visor for a long time. The pictures tell the story of this beautiful piece. Sale includes my COA. HOLD for BM 8K USD

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mh21 Outstanding M40 Heer Whitewash Combat Helmet

This helmet is a superb and rare example of a true whitewashed combat Heer helmet. The shell is an EF64 M40 with rough texture schiefergrau finish. This is covered almost 100% by a worn but still vivid whitewash coating. The liner is marked size 57 and the strap is present. The left side bears a single Heer adler, with some covering of the edges by the whitewash finish. The original untouched liner is in commensurate condition for a winter camo, but has survived the elements better than most and is beautiful. Sale includes my COA. HOLD for JM 2500 USD

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mh22 Excellent Luft M42 Helmet

Here is an excellent plus example of a Luft M42, with a double application of the Luft adler. The shell has a nice medium texture blue-grey finish and the liner is minty, as is the strap. The shell is ET64. Sale includes my COA. 1250 USD

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mh23 Excellent M35 Schutzpolizei Helmet

This helmet is a sharp and minty example in a nice size. The shell is ET64 with a size 57 marked liner (blond and nice condition). The strap is original to the piece. The decals feature the expected unbordered police shield and matching party. A very collectible top shelf piece! Sale includes my COA. HOLD for BS 3200 USD

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mh24 Rare! Luft Transitional Double Decal Helmet

Here is a not often seen Luft Transitional helmet circa 1937. All components are untouched original to the piece. The shell is a German M16, with a marking AW04 on the inside right skirt, and no other mark. The liner features a single ply band and is dated 1937. The liner is golden brown and appears to have a layer of beeswax or similar on it, but the liner is in fine shape nonetheless. The decals are the first style Luft and in 97% condition. The paint has some slight patina, mostly related to interaction between the steel and the paint. This handsome piece will be a top shelf item in an advanced Luftwaffe collection. Sale includes my COA. 4.2K USD

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mh25 Heer M35 DD Combat Helmet

This Heer is a solid example that was sourced by an excellent picker who got it 'as is.' The finish and decals show moderate wear and check in at 85%+ The liner is original but lacks the liner retaining pin washers. Also, the band is the M40 style. Apparently the liner was re-installed, but has not been touched for a long time. If a collector wants to install washers, that would complete the helmet, but leaving it alone (considering it is salty and out of the woodwork from a house deep in the boroughs of NY City) is also an option. Sale price reflects the liner condition. SOLD 1750 USD

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mh19 Excellent, Published M35 Heer Helmet

Here is a sharp example of an EF66 M35 Double Decal Heer, with all untouched original components, as brought back in 1945. The helmet, being in hard to find condition for an EF, was published by KenN in his first book. Priced very reasonably and a no-brainer for the best of collections. Sale includes my COA. SOLD 4600 USD

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mh18 Salty, untouched Camo Paratrooper

This Camo FJ comes from a long time picker / collector who comes up with great items always. This helmet was brought back by a New Jersey GI who hung it in his restaurant for over 30 years, then decided to put it away. All parts are original untouched to the helmet and the camo and decal show strongly. Salty liner and strap, but a great example nonetheless. Sale includes my COA. 9100 USD

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mh15 Veteran Grouping, Combat Engineer, Excellent!

Here is a very historical grouping from an Eastern European immigrant who became a Sergeant in the 387th Engineers, 78th Division. The grouping includes his class A blouse and trousers, with rank and branch insignia, campaign ribbons and awards; and six combat bars, signifying 3 years in combat. He wound up as a translator during the meetings in Berlin in mid-1945. The grouping includes his discharge papers, citizenship certificate and a lot of very interesting photos, including: a completely destroyed Berlin (most with captions on the back), a camp picture, and a picture of the GI hamming it up in a Heer tunic and (likely) this helmet. The helmet he brought back is an ET66 M42, low batch number and super condition. The liner and strap show some age but are complete and untouched. The decal is nearly 100%. In the rear skirt, this GI inscribed his first and last name. A very cool and historical set! Sale includes my COA. SOLD 1650 USD

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mh13 Outstanding US Medic Grouping, ETO

Here is a super condition US medic's helmet, with an enlisted medical brass affixed to the liner. The helmet bears the original finish and is a front-seam shell with correct 11-row cotton web chinstraps. The original liner chinstrap is present and excellent, as is the OD#3 webbing inside the liner. Accompanying are a US WWII web belt, with original Kabar knife and a black canteen with a 1918 dated cover, all accompanying the helmet as brought back. This grouping is from a picker who recovered these and some German items from a vet estate cleanout. Sale includes my COA. 1050 USD

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mh11 Camo Polizei Double Decal Combat Helmet

This NS64 M35 Police has seen at least two camouflage scenarios, one of them full whitewash. The outermost finish is a depot (possibly vehicle paint) flat field grey. The police and party shields still retain 90% or better. What makes this helmet interesting is the addition of a Czech M16 transitional chinstrap, usually seen on earlier transitional helmets. Definitely a field used helmet, either grenz, einsatz, or possibly SS-polizei-division. Sale includes my COA 1950 USD

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mh10 Japanese Infantry Netted Combat Helmet, Okinawa Bringback With Tag

I updated this listing with some better pictures and a picture of the reverse of the toe tag, which states that the helmet was cleared by Army Intelligence to bring back as a souvenir. (Superb Battle of Okinawa provenance.) This salty but complete Japanese infantry helmet literally tells the tale of the rough, brutal conditions surrounding the battle of Okinawa in 1945. The helmet bears the name of the Japanese soldier in Hiragana, sewn into the leather liner (Kobashigawa?) and also has stains of blood on the chinstrap webbing. The toe tag was filled out by the GI, whose APO 180 pinpoints him to Okinawa. (The helmet shows a lot of patina, but I was stationed on Okinawa and I can attest that the sea salt air is harsh to the point that most things corrode in a matter of days. The fact that the net is nicely intact tells me the solder wore this helmet in this condition, during those 4 months in and out of caves and bunkers--also, his blood did not fade out from where it spilled on the straps, the stains though old, are still dark and somewhat vivid). A great example of an historic combat helmet. Sale includes my COA 1950 USD;

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mh1 Excellent Fallschirmjaeger Single Early Spanner Shell

This is a beauty, but the shell only. There are components around if a collector hunts around enough, and with the right liner and straps, this would be a top shelf piece. Beautiful in its own right, this ET68 shell has all the original spanner bolts except one of the locking bolts inside. Heat lot number is 703 (later 1940 prod). The paint is almost frosty minty except for some storage scuffs, putting it at a strong 95% at least. The Adler shows a scuff across the leading wing. A nice helmet for a reasonable price. Price includes my COA 3500 USD

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mh9 USMC Helmet, Iwo Jima Veteran

Here is a superb condition USMC M1 helmet with camo cover. The helmet is named in the dome to a NJ veteran who was ashore at Iwo Jima. He brought back the Kabar and flag as well, sold as a grouping. Sale includes my COA SOLD 1550 USD

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mh7 Superb Luftwaffe M42 Camo Helmet, Normandy Camo Scheme

Here is a sleeper of a camo, long in a picker's collection, now offered for sale. This one is an ET66 marked on the side, with excellent liner and 42 dated strap. The pictures tell it all: ordinance tan, green and a slight purpleish comprise the colors. Like most camos, it is more vivid in hand than the pictures are capable of representing. Superb, top shelf piece! Price includes my COA SOLD 3300 USD

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mh6 Outstanding Japanese Infantry Helmet, Okinawa Souvenir

I spent 3 years on Okinawa as a Green Beret, and while not a Pacific theater collector, I appreciated the WWII battle history all around me. I explored the underground bunkers at "Sugarloaf Hill," went in the caves at Yamagara where the Imperial Marines made their last stand, and Onoyama where my uncle commanded a Japanese POW camp 1945-46. In the caves and bunkers I found tons of grenades, knee mortar fuses, booby traps, suicide cups (with the Emperor's crysanthimum emblem), weapons, ammo and occasionally, soldier remains. It was an amazing place to spend 3 years if you enjoyed any bit of WWII history. While not a collector of Japanese artifacts per se, I could see this helmet is one that really grabs you. Minty condition for one thing, marked size large (has the kanji for "Dai" or "Oki" painted in the inner rear skirt), basically 99% paint and minty liner and strap assembly. Painted on the left side are the meatball flag with a very nicely rendered commemoration to the battle for Okinawa. This piece came out of an old upstate NY collection and is as untouched as the day it came back on shipboard. Don't miss this one. Price includes my COA SOLD 1600 USD

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mh5 Combat Worn Heer M35 Chickenwire Camo Helmet

Here is a great example of an M35 Heer chickenwire camo single decal, showing heavy combat use and wear. The shell is an EF66 and the decal appears to be a CA pocher eagle. The characteristic deep grey-green EF finish is present at over 90% under the chickenwire. The galvanied wire is the variety that exactly fits expectations of today's collectors. The untouched liner and strap show heavy use. A very solid piece for the camo collector! Price includes my COA SOLD 3200 USD

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mh3 Combat Heer Camo M40 Helmet

Here is a helmet that has been there. This is a decent tan camo with a hint of dark green, period sprayed onto an NS62 M40 Heer Single Heer. The eagle can just be seen at more than 75% intact under the tan paint. The liner and strap are un touched original to the piece, and overall the wear is moderate to heavy. This is as authentic as camos can get. Price includes my COA 3200 USD

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mh4 82nd Airborne Parade Helmet

The consignor of this helemt, an advanced US helmet collector, reports that he obtained this helmet as part of a grouping from a WWII 82nd Airborne vet. The vet reportedly wore this helmet in the 1946 victory parade in NY City. There is no photographic documentation of this helmet in that context, but it does show signs of having been an early parade piece, worn for special occasions after the end of WWII. The outfitting, includes a refurbished rear seam steel pot, finished in a glossy Olive Drab, with carefuly hand-stenciled 82nd flashes, without the Airborne rocker. The steel pot straps are the ten-row OD number 7 color scheme. The liner has Rigger installed A straps, denoting a definite post-WWII look. I have done some cursory looking online at footage and stills, and have been unable to spot this configuration clearly among the imagery. The helmet is priced in accordance with being a decent parade or honor guard example from the post-wwii period. Price is 1500 USD

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