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Updated 22 June 2017--a lot has sold so it was time to clean up a little on this page! Camo Normandy; Russian Front Helmets, and more.

 

 

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Heer Single Decal Normandy Camo Helmet

(updated with better pictures) Here is a out of the woodwork, original, semi-salty M40 SE62 camo Heer that features a classic Normandy assault scheme of Ordinance Tan and heavy Brick Red, with some green. Very heavily camo finish, but still leaves the ghost of the Heer adler peeking through the paint. The strap, original to the helmet as is the liner, is separated by age and old wear effects. Named to Gefreiter Herbster with an old tag that mentions St Lo '44. The seller purchased this helmet several months ago, is thoroughly satisfied with this helmet, and is offering it for sale in order to upgrade to another helmet he's after--! Great piece, 100% original and beautiful. Price includes my COA 3800 USD

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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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Russian Front Battlefield Dug Waffen-SS Helmet

This heavily patinated and damaged helmet is from the battlefields near Pskov, on the Panther-Wotan line. In my view, based on the stretch of the shell and the characteristics of the heat lot number font stamping, this appears to be an EF SS helmet. Price is 1K USD

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Russian Front Battlefield Dug Luftwaffe Tan Camo Helmet

This Luft Camo combat helmet still retains a lot of its paint and the decal is visible from underneath. The helmet was found in Belarus, at a place called Babruysk. The size is 68. A bullet has struck the helmet from rear to front, likely killing its wearer. A great battlefield conversation piece. Price is 1200 USD

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M38 Single Decal FJ Helmet

Here is a nice example of a later war slotted FJ single decal, collector consigned. The collector reports he obtained the helmet in its current untouched form, at a gun show in Houston about 25 years ago. The overall appearance is very nice, with a great liner system. All indications are this is a solid, collectible piece, from an older collection. Price is 7000 USD

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Excellent ET64 Double Decal Polizei Helmet

 

Here is a very sharp Polizei double decal, the pictures tell it all. The manufacturer is ET, shell size 64. The police and party shields are the expected pattern for this shell. The finish is the earlier pea-green feldgrau. Liner and strap are original to the helmet and untouched. For research buffs, it has a legible name inscribed in the dome. A real one look beautiful Polizei M35 that would grace an advanced helmet collection. Price, including my COA, is SOLD 2500 USD.  

 

 

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Excellent M34 Police Helmet

This police M34 bears decals that are in the SS configuration. This is a scarcer arrangement for these decals and may indicate einsatzkommando use. The liner is a size 55, the chinstrap is very nice and the finish retains a high degree of its original matte quality. Price including my COA is 1500 USD

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Heer Transitional Double Decal Helmet, Early Reissue

 

This helmet comes from a pretty capable picker who finds them in family estates and yard sales throughout the Northeast. This helmet is a German M16 shell with a Nazi period feldgrau finish, with rough texture schifergrau finish applied without converting the liner. The original layer of decals were covered, and the reissue saw the heer shield applied only. Within that same period, from what I can see, the national colors were hand-rendered so the helmet would bear two decorations--I do not assess the hand applied national shield to be postwar. The early style chinstrap is in nicer condition than the liner and may have been added. The two key aspects I note of it being an early reissue are the size 56 marking in the rear skirt--plus the non-updating of the liner. Priced reasonably according to condition. Priced accordingly 750 USD.  

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Superb, Rare 502nd PIR M-1C helmet Helmet

For sale is a very rare and desirable example of an original 502 Airborne helmet in outstanding condition. The consignor, a respected and advanced collector of WWII helmets, reports that he obtained this helmet from an advanced French collection and has had it a number of years. He also had the helmet evaluated by known experts who gave it excellent reviews. The components are all 'laundry numbered' with the original wearer's initial 'M' and last four digits of his serial number. It is possible to locate a private in the 502 whose last name started with 'M' and was assigned to third battalion and then to HQ. This transfer sequence is visible on the liner and steel pot, where it is logical (and therefore practical to the soldier) to only have to overpaint the heart on the steel pot; but less necessary to change the liner markings right away. The rendering of the overpaint and re-application of the outside hearts is forensically perfect, with the expected crackling on top of the covered heart where OD green paint covers those exposed edges. There also appears to have been a quick coat of lacquer thrown over the top of the hearts to make them shiny, possibly during headquarters assignment after the shooting stopped. The components are perfect: correct 1944 swivel bail front seam steel pot with most of its paint; fine Westinghouse M1-C liner with original untouched sweatband, web chincup, and leather chinstrap. The A straps are correctly factory installed and the proper web and color. The steel pot chinstraps are the correct 11 row web. All parts of this helmet fall together beautifully. Consignor will consider partial trade for nice size Heer M40 chickenwire camo helmet. Price including my COA is SOLD 8.2k USD.  

 

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