This beautiful piece has all the camo features you want to see-- Three color tan,
green and brick red camo, full Heer eagle partially visible in a natural way, and a textbook wire basket, all in fine condition.
The shell is a Q62 with a heat lot number partially obscured by the owner's name ("Crassl") in paint. The visible numbers are _360. The Quist adler is partially visible from underneath
the camo finish. The liner and strap are original untouched to the helmet, and show a lot of use but are complete. The chinstrap is dated 1940.
Given the amount of service use reflected in the liner, this helmet has likely seen a lot of action--yet survived in stunning condition. A real trophy!
Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
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Mh121 Outstanding Wire Basket Three Color Heer Camo Helmet
Mh114 Stunning 3 Color Heer Camo Helmet
This helmet comes from a very well known author-collector
who had it for a number of years. The shell is an EF66, heat lot number appearing to be 798 (partially covered by the name "Rieg").
The medium texture schiefergrau finish is camouglaged by daubbing three colors on top, creating a very effective--
and very nice looking three color scheme. The Heer shield was avoided and is therefore fully exposed from the period. Theliner
is in fine condition, supple and light golden brown. The untouched original RB numbered chinstrap is also in fine condition.
It is a large size, truly excellent piece of third reich Heer 'battlefield art' for the discriminating camo
collector. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
SOLD 4700 USD
Mh126 Sharp Kriegsmarine M35 Helmet, Named and ID'd
Here is an outstanding
KM M35 ET64, with typical 1940 overpaint, covering the national shield (full shield, see pic); leaving the classic and beautiful
condition KM eagle fully visible. The liner is untouched excellent and strap only retains the full buckle portion and part of the long end.
In the skirt of the helmet is the name Fuhrmann, Ernst. A man named Ernst Fuhrmann later developed the Porsche Type 547 engine, known as the "Fuhrmann
Engine." A great KM helmet with a unique identification! Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh128 KM M40 Helmet
This helmet is a nice example of an ET66 M40 Kriegsmarine, heat lot 213.
The finish is a strong 85% as is the KM Adler. The liner and strap are low excellent, and the liner bears the surname and unit designation
of the wartime wearer. A solid, collectible KM M40 in a larger size. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh127 Polizei M35 Helmet
Here is a nice example of an NS64 M35 Polizei helmet with
good paint, excellent police and party shields, fine size 56 liner and strap (liner missing string); and well named. Abgenommen IV
dome stamp clearly visible. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
SOLD 2250 USD
Mh125 Luft M35 Named Combat Helmet
Here is a good example of a double decal Luftwaffe helmet
that has seen much service use. The shell is a Q66, heat lot #806. The finish is a substantially worn factory Luft blue grey,
with Luft adler and tricolor shields. The liner is named and the skirt bears the word "Lux" along with a FPNr. An interesting and "been
there" combat piece. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh115, Outstanding Heer M35 Double Decal DAK / Tropical Camo Helmet
This Heer is beautiful inside and out. The pictures show the overall condition, which
indicates moderate service use of this helmet. The shell is an ET62 with a 3462 heat lot number. The single ply band is (the expected) 1937 date. The original
untouched chinstrap is marked but illegible. The name Scholtz appears as an ink inscription in the liner. The finish is a deep golden yellow
tan camo with a pinkish hue (not deep pink, although not all DAKs were pink--many were simply 'ordinance tan' as well, given that the DAK fought until early 1943). This finish appears applied atop a single layer of feldgrau refinish, on top of
the ET factory finish. The helmet is an outstanding example of a tropical that by virtue of its period of use, well qualifies it
for the Afrika and later Italy theaters of operations. A great, one-looker. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
SOLD 4400 USD
Mh116 Superb, Named M42 Heer Net Camo Helmet
Here is a very attractive helmet that has by all counts, an originally
period applied net that is untouched. The helmet itself is a CKL 64 Heer M42, with 2700 series heat lot number, excellent paint, and excellent
Heer adler. The liner and strap are also in excellent condition and untouched original to the helmet. A sharp, one-look combat piece. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
HOLD MS 2400 USD
Mh117 Outstanding Heer Three Color Camo Helmet
Another absolute knockout camo is offered here. This one is a nice large EF66, heat lot #4911.
The camo is thick to the extent that I can only see the crackles in the paint in the area of the decal on the left side-- The interior is decidely
feldgrau, thus Heer. The vivid camo finish consists of a base coat of bright ordinance tan, covered in sworls of thick grass green. Topping it off
are patches of brick red. The liner is fully untouched original to the helmet and demonstrates evidence of the soldier wounded or dying in it; likely a lower head shot
or shrapnel wound, since there are no strike marks on the steel. The liner has some stiffness on the tongues, but is
otherwise fully intact and presentable. If you want a battle camo with strong good looks, this is it.
Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh118 Stunning Tan Camo Polizei Combat Helmet
This EF66 has a great camo finish, one of the best I've seen in a while, at 90%. The heat lot number
is #275 or 1275, difficult to tell because of the way it is struck. The bordered police shield is painted around, and the EF pattern party shield
is painted over, with partial exposure. Where the period scuff appears on the party shield, you can see the off-white decal carrier material showing through
around the edges of the scuff. This is not an SS decal underneath like some have postulated; it is a classic textbook EF decal with the
hallmark carrier material color (not to digress too much, but most other decals have carrier, just not this particular shade). The liner is completely
present, but has edge separation from some dry rot. The liner bears a name and unit (see picture) and is overall still light golden brown. The
chinstrap is original to the helmet and mostly complete, but has turned the corner and is quite fragile. My estimation of what this helmet was is likely Feldgendarmerie
behind the front, or possibly SS-Polizei-Division. They wore these, especially in Russia. A great helmet for the most discriminating camo collection.
Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh122 Heer M35 Single Decal Helmet With Veteran Provenance
The helmet is an M35 with a lot number of 556, which was reissued as a single decal.
Inside the helmet is fitted with a 1943 produced size 57 liner and original strap (with Great Heer Reissue Adler example also). Attached to the liner is a property tag for W. Peterson, 1st Lt. Inf, 405th
Inf. This unit was part of the 102nd "Ozark" Infantry Division. Consignor conducted a little research online which helped him find a nugget of his Silver
Star citation. Apparently, he must have sent this helmet home before becoming the Commanding Officer of F. Company. In addition to the helmet
photos I also included a unit photo which has CPT Peterson seated in the 1st row 6th from the left. Below is a little excerpt from CPT Peterson's
Silver Star citation which he earned vicinity of Beeck/Rhine Province during the period of 21-23 November 1944. CPT Peterson also received a
Purple Heart during the war. William C. Peterson, Fox Company, Commanding Officer 405th Infantry, 102nd Infantry Division. Below is a brief
description of how he earned his Silver Star. "Captain William C. Peterson. Company F. 405th Infantry Regiment. William crawled forward to locate
2 tanks holding up his company. Then returned for armored support which he mounted and guided into position. Thus destroying the enemy armor and
enabling his company to advance." Sharp Heer M35 with fantastic history! Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh123 Nice Heer M35 Double Decal Helmet
Here is another decent example of a Heer M35 double. The Shell is an ET64, heat lot 4027
placing it late 1938 / early 1939. The finish is the darker apple green feldgrau. The Heer adler and national colors are present at 90% plus,
and factory applied. The size 56 liner and strap are original untouched to the helmet. Great for an early war Heer display. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh124 Early NS Heer M35 Double Decal Helmet
This early NS example is in my opinion not an often encountered
M35 helmet. The shell size is 66 and the heat lot number is a very low 53 (the name 'Hagut' is visible in rear skirt).
The single ply liner is 1937 dated and the dome stamp is faintly visible. The excellent liner and strap are original to the helmet and not touched.
The exterior shows extensive service wear, but no rust or abuse--still retaining a handsome appearance. A nice early M35 NS! Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh121 Excellent Heer M35 Double Decal Helmet
Very nice example of an ET66 double decal Heer, marked 2/KR6 (Kavallerie Rgt), Named to a "Willi Mueller."
Original, nothing touched or altered, great liner and strap, strong decals. Sharp Heer M35 with unit and name! Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
HOLD CQ 4K USD
Mh113 Spectacular, Named, M42 Polizei Winter Camo Helmet
Here is a super rare and spectacular example of an M42 Winter Camo Polizei by NS.
The shell size is 64 and the liner and strap assembly is original untouched to the helmet. The beautiful part, the thin coating of winter white pigmentation
still covers nearly 91% of the helmet, and was mopped on thinly, leaving the decals somewhat visible. This gives it that very desirable look, along with the fact
that the decals are very much intact, the liner and strap are nice but show hard use, and all the wear to the helmet (including the light rust patina,
is all from period hard winter service use. If this one could talk! Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
SOLD AS 5400 USD
Mh107 Outstanding Sand and Green Luftwaffe Camo Helmet
Here is a great CKL66 #2820 Luftwaffe M42 that has
been service used by a unit likely in the Normandy front. The camo is a scheme of light green sprayed intermittently with tan mixed with a heavy
sand content, giving the helmet both texture camouflage, as well as color variance camo. The luft eagle can be seen peeking out from beneath the green
part, with one wing edging over into the sand part. The outer paint has plenty of wartime service wear, but still presents at a strong 85-90%.
The liner is darker brown from use, but fully intact. The chinstrap is not present. This helmet has not
been in a collection before, and was just picked before it could be carried to a gun show.
A superb example for the dedicated camo helmet collector. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
mh11 Field Used Camo Polizei Double Decal Combat Helmet
This Killer NS64 M35 Police has seen at least two camouflage scenarios, one of them full whitewash. The outermost finish is
a depot (possibly vehicle paint) field grey that has an excellent quality and lustre. The police and party shields still retain 90% or better. What makes this helmet interesting is the addition
of a Czech M31 transitional chinstrap (worth $300 by itself), usually seen on earlier SS transitional helmets. Definitely a field used helmet, either grenz, einsatz, or possibly SS-polizei-division.
Sale includes my COA 2350 USD
Mh98 Luftwaffe M40 Helmet
This example is a pretty decent EF66 M40, with medium texture blue-grey finish
and strong eagle. The overall finish shows service use and patina, and the liner shows service wear and effects of age.
Strap is only partially present. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh99 Very Nice Luft Camo M40 Helmet
This excellent luft camo could be mediterranean, or normandy, but with heavy
emphasis on the use of tan. The shell is an earlier M35 Q66 #287, with original liner and strap showing substantial service use. The helmet is camouflaged
in a glossy feldgrau, with ordinance tan sworls, creating a two color camo scheme. (As for the white overspray sprinkles, those appear to be period, not grandpa's garage).
Decals are not visible due to the thickness of the paint. A great original camo example! Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mhtv2 M35 Reissue Luftwaffe Helmet
This helmet is an M35 reissue Luft consisting of an SE size 68 shell,
heat lot #4849. It has the rough texture blue-grey Luft schiefergrau paint, with a single Luftwaffe Adler. The liner is the original M31 that was installed
in the helmet, evidently not updated when the helmet went to refurbishment. In that regard, the original M31 liner retaining pins are still present, with much finish
wear. The helmet's finish, decal and liner rate good to very good condition overall. The helmet shows heavy service wear,
and some storage age patina / effects. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
HOLD for LK 790 USD
Mh101 Q64 M40 Heer Bigfoot Helmet
Salty, service used Quist M40 with classic bigfoot Heer eagle. All components present, original
and untouched. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
SOLD 850 USD
Mh102 Outstanding Combat Used Heer Camo Helmet, ex-Wire!
This combat camo has a lot of great features. It is an SE64 M35, circa 1937 because
of the single ply liner band components. The helmet was given a wire basket first, then camo'd in tan, and then daubs of green in the chicken wire
spaces. The wire was removed likely in the period, because the patina is uniform and suggests wear in service after the wire. Killer example of a Heer
camo that would be great in any collection. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh103 Superb 3 Color CKL64 M42 Camo Helmet
I am proud to offer another excellent Heer camo, a CKL64, with a strongly intact
three color camouflage scheme. The base color is ordinance tan, with brick red integrated alongside the dark feldgrau of the helmet. The scheme is a fairly classic Normandy style.
The liner shows a lot of age and weakness, plus definite evidence of a fluid stain, possibly faded blood. The liner is untouched otherwise. No strap is present.
Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh105 Heer M42 Combat Helmet
This helmet is a CKL62 Heer M42, with typical medium texture
schiefergrau finish and single Heer adler decal. The finish and original untouched liner show age patina and service wear.
Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh106 Luftwaffe M40 Combat Helmet
This helmet is an ET62 Luft M40 with single adler and 95%
luftwaffe blue-grey paint. The liner is in good condition, and untouched. The strap is not present. The skirt of the helmet bears the
German wearer's name, while the liner bears the name of perhaps the bringback recipient of the helmet. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh65 Beautiful Heer M35 DD Wood Chip Camo Helmet
This helmet is a Q66 Heer Double Decal M35, heat lot number 3494, with a size
59 single ply liner. The M40 Style strap appears untouched original to the helmet and likely was upgraded when the helmet was camo'd. The outside of the
helmet is covered in a grey-green camo with wood chips and grit mixed in it, leaving the near 100% Quist 'Big Foot' eagle carefully exposed by painting around.
The national colors shield is covered, but there is a small fleck of paint missing, clearing showing red of the shield underneath. The camo finish is literally 98% intact.
The liner is minty, as is the helmet's interior overall, showing only light service use. The liner bears the name of the former owner.
A beautiful wood chip camo! Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh94 M35 Double Decal Polizei Helmet
Here is a fine example of a double decal NS66 M35 Polizei, with the
darker feldgrau parade finish and unbordered Polizei and NS style party shields. The finish shows moderate service use, with some wear
to the party shield and a scuff to the police shield. The liner and strap are 1938 dated original to the helmet and in fine condition. The liner is
named. The inner dome bears the Abgenommen IV 1938 procurement stamp. Nice piece overall! Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh90 Mint Slotted Luftwaffe Fallschirmjaeger (FJ) Helmet
This little gem is straight from an old collection and has been in storage for many
years. The pictures tell the story: the straps, liner, finish, decal-- all rate excellent plus to mint condition, with only the most minor storage marks.
An advantageous helmet for any FJ collection. The Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh95 Service Used Luftwaffe Early M40 Helmet
This is a decent, used example of an earlier production
ET M40 Luftwaffe Helmet. The shell is ET64, heat lot 258--early mid 1940 or so. While it has the steel single ply M40 liner band and suspension system,
it features unaltered smooth finish 1939 style liner retaining rivets. The finish is a fine texture luftwaffe blue-grey, with wear commensurate to daily field use.
The the adler shows scuffs and wear but is 75-80% present. The liner is light golden, with some wear. The strap is complete and features an earler aluminum style buckle.
Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh92 Luftwaffe Three Color Camo M35 Helmet
This helmet is a three color camo Luft M35, size 57 marked liner. The maker and codes are mostly
obliterated by the reissue paint surface inside the skirt. The helmet features a single Luftwaffe eagle painted around in a subtle brick color, then sprayed in large green circles with
ordinance tan color circles in the middle of those. It's a unique camo pattern and 100% original. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh91 Kriegsmarine M40 Helmet
This helmet is an ET64, heat lot #526. The finish is ET light texture schiefergrau, with greenish rivets and a gold
Adler decal. The Ice book shows two M40 ET64 KM helmets at Lot #530. My assessment, and the consensus of probably the world expert on these, is that it is in fact a KM
helmet. Liner and strap are original to the helmet and overall it is in very good to excellent condition. ET KM M40 helmets are not growing on trees.
Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh90 Excellent No Decal Heer M42 Helmet
This helmet was issued and only moderately service used, being produced late enough in the war to have not
received a decal. The assumption is it is Heer. The components are all untouched original to the helmet, and the liner bears the name 'Goss' and an emblem that
is possibly the 3rd Infantry division. A sharp looking helmet. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh86 Heer M42 Single Decal Helmet
This is a nice M42 single decal, size ET62 with medium
texture schiefergrau finish and single Heer adler. The liner and strap are original to the helmet and in good, serviceable condition.
Overall a nice example of an iconic Heer, with period service use and also inscribed on the inner skirt. Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh89 Heer Camo M40 Combat Helmet FPnr. to a Panzergrenadier
This helmet is an NS64, heat lot number 1546. The rough texture schiefergrau factory finish
and NS Adler Heer decal are covered by a discernable camouflage scheme of tans and greens. The condition overall is very good, showing medium service wear
but in solid serviceable condition throughout. The liner and strap are the untouched originals installed at time of manufacture. The partial heer decal peeks out from beneath
the camo finish. The inner skirt has the German's name, rank and Feldpostnummer. Here is the data from a friend's research:
(1.10.1940-27.2.1941) Stab Feldersatz-Bataillon 9. Panzer-Division
(28.2.1941-29.7.1941) Stab Feldersatz-Bataillon 60 der 9.
(8.9.1942-11.3.1943) Stab I u. 1.-4. Kompanie
(23.4.1944-24.11.1944) 18.11.1944 gestrichen.
A nice, collectible Heer camo. Sale includes my COA.
Mh80 Sharp Luftwaffe M35 Double Decal Helmet
This is an excellent Quist size 64 DD Luft, with excellent paint and decals.
The eagle is 98%, but the national colors has a scuff on it, otherwise very good. The liner and strap are original to the helmet and in excellent condition.
Nice lufts are getting harder to find, and a Q is a great one for the collection. The Sale includes my Lifetime COA.
Mh75 Luftwaffe M42 Helmet
This helmet is a pretty classic ET66 of early to mid 1943 production. The finish is the
medium texture luftwaffe blue-grey, with factory applied Luft adler. The liner is original to the helmet and in excellent condition. The strap is a filler repro, put
on for display. Pictures show the condition, markings, etc. Great size, nice collectible helmet. The Sale includes my COA.
HOLD for SP 1075 USD
Mh76 Heer M40 Combat Helmet
This M40 single decal is made by ET in size 64 shell. The outer finish is very good medium
texture ET schiefergrau, with a patina spot to the right rear of the shell. The Heer adler is in very good to excellent condition. The interior shows a heavily used,
dry liner, in poor condition. The helmet is from an antique shop in Queens, NY, just several weeks ago. Never in a collection. The Sale includes my COA.
SOLD 690 USD
Mh78 Luftwaffe M42 Helmet
This EF M42 is a size 57, heat lot number 1921.
The finish is a smoother texture Luft blue-grey, with a deep yellow toned eagle, showing its light colored decal carrier layer, where there are
light scuffs (similar to a KM made by EF also does) (the yellowing is most likely lacquer interaction over time). The liner and strap
are original to the helmet and are in very good plus condition overall. Nice, named helmet, no issues, great collectible. The Sale includes my COA.
SOLD 720 USD
Mh73 Outstanding Luftwaffe Double Decal M35 DAK/Tropical Helmet
These do not come along very often, and this example is a beautiful ET68
Luft that is a one-look original from top to bottom. The tan finish is a strong 90% on top of the ET luft bluegrey finish. The adler is painted around
and the national shield is covered by the camo finish. Liner and strap are original untouched to the helmet. More words aren't necessary to describe this screamer. Sale includes my COA.
SOLD 4K USD
Mh64 Fine Condition M42 'Landstorm' Helmet
These do not come up very often and I doubt that many are out there in collections. This M42 is
an NS62 shell, side stamped, with a 1734 heat lot number. The finish is lighter texture schiefergrau. The consignor reports this came from an auction around 2014/15
and was listed as a logistics support helmet. It features a variant type shield which is a bordered "Wolfsangel" or wolf's hook, on a black shield. This insignia
is often attributed to Dutch fascist organizations such as Landstorm Nederland, and Ludwig Baer's 'History of the German Steel Helmet' seems to bear this out.
I have never owned one, but in hand this helmet has every appearance of pre-1945 manufacture and wear. (Additionally worth mentioning, NS is the sole known maker for another very unusual helmet type,
the 'Sauerland' organization's helmet.) The liner shows a lot of use but is supple. There are no
markings discernable. Sale includes my COA.
Mh62 Outstanding Fallschirmjaeger Double Decal Helmet
This excellent Double Decal M38 FJ helmet was purchased by the consigner from
the Ruptured Duck in 2007 (comes with Ruptured Duck COA also). The helmet is an ET68, with heat lot number 926. The inside pads are correct and in the grey color, which is appropriate
for this paint scheme, chinstrap configuration and lot number. The paint is a smooth texture feldgrau, not parade feldgrau of the first M38s. The shell has
what appears to be three shrapnel or bullet nicks, but they are wartime and add character without detracting. The paint overall is over 90%, with
the luft eagle and national colors shield being in the mid-90s percentile. The Spanner Bolts show very slight indication of being turned, but I honestly believe this
is wartime done. The grey straps have the correct "PRYM" marked snaps, and the liner has
the earlier style three line maker stamp (both stamps are clear) and the liner is light golden color with a stitching separation in the middle seam.
This handsome, great condition example would grace any FJ collection. Sale includes my COA.
Mh54 Handsome, Earlier M35 Heer Double Decal Helmet
This outstanding helmet is an early ET (64) production Heer, with heat lot number
2823. The dome date is 1936, as are the liner and strap dates. The parade feldgrau factory finish is the lighter pea green, and retains a bit of it's
desirable 'chalky' look. The adler and national shield show graceful age tone and crackling, but are fine specimens. Just a beautiful Heer. Very nicely priced
considering its beautiful look.
Sale includes my COA.
Mh45 Rare Sawdust Camo M35 Combat Helmet
This helmet is a rare example of an M35 reissue with full sawdust camo
finish. The helmet is an SE64, with very good to excellent condition interior paint and liner. The liner shows the circular line on
the tongues, from stacking on a gas mask can. The strap is in very good condition but has
been separated and glued. The exterior of the helmet shows excellent, real sawdust camo at least 95% remaining. A rare finish type of camo combat helmet
with a great display appeal. Sale includes my COA.
Mh46 Double Decal Heer EF M35
This helmet is a nice example of a well-used M35 made by EF. The shell
is finished with the typical dark green feldgrau characteristic of EF M35s, with some patina to the paint. The decals show commensurate wear and use,
and are 85-90% present. The liner shows some dryness and is size marked 57. The strap is an M40 likely period replacement (showing same leather wear and age
as liner) and is a Singer Klattau '41. Overall a solid M35 that has seen a fair amount of action. Sale includes my COA.
mh40 Outstanding Kriegsmarine Shipboard Camo Helmet
This helmet is like several I have handled over the years that bear that very hard hand painted coat
of ship paint. The pigment is brush-applied in a couple of layers on an M42 NS62 shell, with untouched original liner and '42 dated strap. The strap has the grey paint on it in places, visible
in the pictures. The maker is difficult to determine, but the image is provided in closeup for you to see. The period photo supplied by the consignor shows a bin full of these helmets just below the sailors on shipboard in the photo.
The top left helmet bears hand rendered insignia similar to this one. Due to the intricate nature of the emblems I am inclined to believe they represent a home port
or home stadt, and are significant to the vessel the helmet sailed on. They are decidedly not GI art. For the KM collector, and intriguing Camo example. Sale includes my COA.
mh41 Combat Used M35 Q64 Heer Chickenwire Camo Helmet
This salty combat piece turned up in Northern Italy a few years ago at a used furniture shop.
The consignor reports that the helmet was brought in to trade for a piece of used furniture by a local customer. The helmet, a desirable maker and size (Q64), shows heavy field use and wear, including
scraped national shield and heavily worn Heer adler. The wire is correctly tucked into the liner band all around and itself is correct period wire. The wear
from the wire against the paint is authentic, not contrived in any way. The liner was bled in heavily and basically disappeared over time. The name Daun
is possible to research in existing German war cemetaries in Italy. A solid, original chickenwire camo for the combat collector. Sale includes my COA.
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.
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
mh4 82nd Airborne Parade Helmet
The consignor of this helmet, 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