SOLD Unusual and Rare Norwegian M42 HelmetSKU: Mhfo2
This interesting HKP66 M42 helmet is a rare opportunity consignment. Here is what the seller reports: “I bought it from Ludwig Baer along with quite a few others about 15 years ago when his health started to fail and he began to sell off his helmets. It is on page 369 of the 1985 edition of his English language 1st edition, and also in one or two of his German language helmet books. Herr Baer speculated it might be one of the helmets used immediately post-war by Norwegian forces that formed out of the wartime Norwegian Resistance units. It bears no resemblance to the khaki/green colours used on the officially re-used helmets post -war. It is very much a wartime configured helmet, with a flat green overpaint and a hand rendered Norwegian flag.” This is a sharp and unique piece that has some special provenance from the Baer collection and book. Moreover, it comes from that period in the immediate aftermath of the war, when Norway was regaining control of its sovereignty and control. A piece of history for sure, likely one of the first refurbishments for the new para military force. My COA accompanies this sale.