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Updated 12 January 2019

Scroll down to the full listings on these new additions...

(Another Just listed today!...WS61)

Ws58, SOLD Q64 M40 Single Decal Combat helmet Scroll down and see full listings

Ws59 Q66 M35 Reissue Combat HelmetSOLD

Ws60 Q66 M40 Single Decal Minty Helmet HOLD

WS57, Mint Dachau Bringback Helmet SOLD

WS53, Excellent W-SS / SS-VT M35 Helmet

WS54, W-SS / SS-VT M35 Battle Helmet HOLD  

 

WS52, Superb ET M35 SS Helmet!

WS45, HOLD Fine, Named and Researchable CKL M42

Remember to visit SS Helmets Second Page and Original Helmets, Page 2, links above; and the Collection Gallery Page has a nice cloth update, with more coming soon.

The offerings below are among the best and rarest SS helmets offered anywhere. Some are veteran purchases by pickers or myself, estate sale finds, and some come from old, advanced collections. This is a chance to own some of the creme of these collections. Thanks to all for your patronage at the Max! We look forward to seeing you at the SOS in '19!
 

Note: All items on this website come with my lifetime guarantee of authenticity. Contact me at kellyhicks@hotmail.com

(Please note: Sale prices do not include postage. Domestic and international postage and requested special handling expenses, unless otherwise negotiated, will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Payment for items can be made by personal check, money order or PayPal. See contact information on homepage for payment mailing address and PayPal).  

 

*Note to consignors: if you wish to consign helmets, I will inspect them for verification of authenticity, completeness and ability to place my guarantee. Also, if you consign to this website, you may not simultaneously list your item elsewhere. Thanks.  

 

 

 

A word to fellow collectors and customers...Below are some of the very best SS Helmets anywhere in the Collecting Community. They come from the finest collections in the world. Those who desire to own the best of what has been collected and conserved over the decades since the war, this is your chance to obtain examples from among those helmets. Rather than being stored in a garage or attic and being discovered in heartbreaking condition many decades later, these helmets are those that came out in the early days, mainly from veteran or close-veteran sources; and have been carefully curated over the years by passionate, sincere collectors. As these lifetime collectors age, where do their helmets go? They go to trusted others who can offer them on a platform such as this or other reputable websites, where they can be available to all who wish to own one of them. My goal with this website of now 10 years since February, is to help these helmets find a responsible new owner to curate them forward into the next generations. It seems to me that WWII German Militaria has a unique attraction to historical collectors, in some cases, far beyond other periods and armies. On these pages are listings consisting of many rare examples of SS Parade, Combat, Transitionals and M34s. All are fine, guaranteed Original items of SS Steel. 

I am dividing the page in a more structured manner to refect the significant time periods these helmets represent. I strongly urge collectors to pay attention to all of the time periods, because the evolution of the style and functionality of all SS helmets contains examples from each stage of evolution, making each type a truly remarkable collectible. When you see an M40 or 42 helmet, you think of the noise and violence of combat in the east front. But if you put each helmet in historical context, you then non only see helmets that are from that tumultous eastern campaign; but you also see helmets worn during the enormous Nurnberg rallies by the warriors who participated in huge historic gambles taken by ,DF' and his regime, to boldly occupy the Rheinland, boldly and with arms occupy the Sudetenland, to brazenly annex Austria; and to attack the Low Countries and France with speed, surprise and skill. If we put on our historical lens, we see how exciting and important those periods and these helmets were to the whole historic picture. Please enjoy these listings and offerings, which are now presented in more proper categories.
 

Scroll Down for early and late Waffen-SS helmets, as well as helmet covers in their proper associated time periods. Also, See page 2 for more listings of non-SS helmets Use the Above New Link to Original Helmets Page 2 

 

Section 1. SS Helmets of the Early Days

 

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Ws56   Stunning, Rare Allgemeine-SS / SS-VT Black M35 Helmet

SOLD 25K USD.

 

 

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ws35   The Helmet of Helmets, Original LAH Black Transitional Helmet

There are perhaps three or four of these in the world, and the consignor of this one has two others. If you look in my book with the late Mike Beaver, or my SS-Steel volumes, you will find ample photographs (provided by Fotosammler, R. Rygaard and others) depicting this exact style of treatment on the helmets worn by the Leibstandarte prior to the approval of the CA Pocher design by RFSS Himmler. This helmet went between the owner and another noted collector a number of times, and is now available for offering here. The shell is an M16 (German) TJ66, outfitted with a single ply, early M31 liner (Braunschweig) that is affixed to the helmet with zinc/brass liner retaining rivets. The chinstrap is the same type installed in RZM helmets and other early '30s non-civic designs. The finish is at least two layers of thick, black lacquer, and the insignia are hand-rendered early LAH style. These are executed using white enamel, the black helmet finish background, and a translucent red pigment for the state shield. The vast majority of hand painted insignia transitionals were refinished and given proper SS decals at some stage, then the order came to turn all transitionals in to the Sraubing scrap facility for melt-down. Therefore, while all transitionals are considered rare, this LAH is considered almost unheard-of. This is an opportunity to own a piece of premier, core SS history. Price includes my and the seller's guarantee of absolute authenticity 20K USD
 

 

 

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ws42   Nice SS-RZM Helmet in the Early Gunmetal Color

This SS-RZM helmet comes in the factory anodized looking finish that resembles gunmetal grey. The helmet bears the metal stretch marks and rivet placement very specifc to this design. Moreover, the SS and RZM stamps are perfect examples that bear the peculiar 'fingerprint' of the dyes used to make the stamps. The liner is also one of two types used in these helmets and is fully intact but only has the buckle end of the strap present. These are often destroyed or missing. The liner is affixed in the expected pop-rivet style of mounting. These helmets, according to Baer, were contracted by the SS from sources outside the Reich, such as Brno, Czechoslovakia (a great armaments and equipment producing region for the old Austro-Hungarian Empire). Given that the SS had no access to the Wehrmacht supply and recruitment system and the time, they outsourced these and others such as the droop bill in significant quantities. An historic helmet for the discriminating collector. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 10K USD.
 

 

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ws36   Sharp, Early SS-RZM Helmet in Gloss Black

This superb SS-RZM helmet example is most likely a contract prototype, as it bears no roller stamped SS or RZM markings as would be expected on this precise helmet model. The location of the liner retaining rivets in proportion to the air vents are the telltale sign of an RZM helmet. The precise chinstrap configuration is the other hallmark trait. This helmet is a medium size, featuring a gloss black lacquer finish, typical liner and strap system, and no decals (the period photo shows two no-decal gunmetal finish RZM helmets with early SS adornment of swastika only; pre-dating the award of the runes by ,DF'). These were made under contract by the SS with a firm outside the Reich, most likely in Brunn, Czechoslavakia, where considerable armaments and equipment factories existed. The Czech produced equipment was famous throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and their prowess lasted through the inter-war period (and frankly, until the present day with fine arms still). The SS had no access to the mainstream OKW supply, recruitment or training systems due to their political rather than military origins and use. Arguably, this was an advantage, because they were able to obtain outstanding helmets within this contract, in terms of design and functionality--and style. The RZM helmet is an iconic piece of SS headgear in all respects. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 4.5K USD
 

 

 

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ws37   Beautiful Allgemeine-SS Droop-Bill Double Decal Parade Helmet

Here is a superb example of a named SS transitional 'droop bill' helmet in fine condition. The CA Pocher runic and party shields are almost 100% and reflect the majestic look the SS parade troops achieved with these helmets. The M27 style liner is fully intact and shows very little use. The RZM style strap is also in fine condition. There is a nicely penciled name "Francks" visible in the dome. These helmets were produced in the same contractual manner as the SS-RZM helmets; outside the German military national supply infrastructure, for political reasons stated in the RZM posting above. This would be a killer piece in any early SS collection. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 20K USD
 

 

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ws4   Stone Mint 1934 SS-RZM Helmet in Gunmetal Grey

For the early SS collectors, this one is an impossible to upgrade iconic piece of SS Steel. I can't believe the condition myself. The finish is the early gunmetal grey, almost anodized look, with no decals. The M28 liner system is pristine, with perfectly intact hollow core liner retaining rivets. The strap is the proper SS-RZM style, still retaining a lot of the whitish leather dye on the rough side of the leather--remarkable. The strap is RZM marked (see pictures). The stampings are absolutely correct dye struck SS and RZM. A jewel and a piece of SS History. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 9.5K USD
 

 

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ws28   Very Nice SS-VT Marked SS-RZM Helmet

This issue SS-RZM helmet comes in the factory anodized looking finish that resembles gunmetal grey. The helmet bears the metal stretch marks and rivet placement very specifc to this design. Moreover, the SS and RZM stamps are perfect examples that bear the peculiar 'fingerprint' of the dyes used to make the stamps. The liner is also one of two types used in these helmets and is fully intact including the super rare strap. These are often destroyed or missing. Inside the leather liner band is the inscription "7/SS G.", denoting 7th company, SS-"Germania". A classic, super original and unit marked piece, the sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 11K USD.
 

 

 

 

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ws8   Historic SS-Totenkopfverband Black Parade 'Droop Bill' Transitional Helmet, Named and with Archive File.

SOLD 20k

 

 

 

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ws9   Mint Allgemeine-SS Black Transitional

This helmet originated from the late Robby Wilson collection; Robby having obtained it via Steve W. The helmet is a very early example of a transtional shell outfitted with an M31 liner, installed at the factory or depot. There is no field grey under the paint, only black, making this quite a rare example that was not obtained by the SS via contract means. The paint is 99%, the liner is minty and 1931 dated, with the original untouched strap. The decals are period applied CA Pochers, with some slight flaking to the bottom of the runic shield. The decals are placed in reverse order, which is not understood to this day as to the reason. Many SD organizatons display reverse decals, but this as a transitional piece lacks much archival connection to any organization within the SS. It may have been a preference of the maker at the time. At any rate, this puts it in a rarity category above the average transitiona. Beautiful helmet, a prize for any early collection. The consignor is motivated to sell and will accept payment plans. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 20K USD.
 

 

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ws10   Stunning SS-VT Transitional Double Decal Helmet in Feldgrau

This Feldgrau German M16 ET64 SS transitional helmet is stone mint and unworn. It is also quite rare to find one of these. The paint and decals are 100% and the liner is storage condition. The liner string was added because it appeared there was one in place originally. For the transitional aficionado, this is one of the finest helmets I have ever had the privilege to offer. Specs include classic, perfect condition CA Pocher runic and party shields. They don't get better than this, especially that gorgeous runic shield. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 24.9K USD
 

 

 

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ws11   One of Two Real Examples Known--Direct Vet Son Acquired Erel Fiberhelm, Black Allgemeine SS Parade M35

In the overall scheme of militaria, this helmet is very likely the top prize. In the last 30 or 40 years, I've seen a dozen nicely done fake SS fiberhelms, but only two real ones: this one, and Al Barrows' fat rune Erel which is pictured in all of my books and Ludwig Baer's. This helmet was acquired jointly by me and Brian Maederer from the son of the veteran who brought it back. The son had no history on the piece; he dismissed any stories his father told him and did not even know his father's unit. That said, he showed up with one of the rarest helmets I have seen. This is a typical Erel Fiberhelm, (vulkanfiber) with a satin black finish, CA Pocher SS runic and party shields, and a minty size 59 liner and strap ensemble that are the 'old art' style, found in helmets dating back to the Franco-Prussian era. The paint and decals are minty, as is the size 59 liner. The steel outer band, as is the case with many of these helmets, has receded away from the edge of the fiber body-- a characteristic that has become a hallmark of originality for these specimens. My estimation is that this helmet would display perfectly with a black SS General's uniform of the highest quality. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity USD 25K
 

 

 

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ws12    Austrian M16 Allgemeine-SS / SS-VT Transitional Helmet

This helmet is another textbook early period SS example, featuring satin black finish and CA Pocher decals. The liner is the M17 style with accompanying strap, both of which likely are early 1930s contract refurbishments when the helmet was outfitted for use by the SS. The liner bears a still very legible rare marking (SS-Nachrichtensturmbann-Essen). Overall very nice condition with some age / wear dings to the shields. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 23K USD
 

 

 

 

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ws13   Exceptional M34 Allgemeine-SS Parade Helmet, With Fat Rune SS Shield

I first owned this helmet in 1998 as a purchase from Wolfe-Hardin. It made its way through two advanced collections after I owned it for 5 years, finally ending up in a Museum in Europe. This is one of very few Fat Rune helmet examples available in the world--I have owned 3 M35s and this, and I know of one fiberhelm with fat runes (contributed to the helmets published in SS-Steel, courtesy A. Barrows) and I know of one more fat rune M35 that is unpublished. In the photographic record, and as discovered in the markings of one of the examples, the fat rune appears to have been used widely by the LAH in 1934-35. (See my Feature Helmets Section for more information on Fat Rune helmets). This specimen is in reversed configuration on a 1934 dated aluminum Civic square scallop helmet, likely for parade use in the Allgemeine-SS or SS-VT (LAH?) It is unmarked, so there is no ability to narrow this down to unit, but in the early period of the SS, many different styles of helmet were used until they were standardized in the later 1930s. A fine example, with light wear and perfect decals (especially a Fat Rune!). Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 19.3K USD
 

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ws17   Allgemeine-SS M16 Transitional Helmet

This example came out of the woodwork in the northeast and once belonged to my late friend Jules L. The configuration is the typical German refurbishment (satin black over field grey) and also features an early Czech style strap. The party shield is classic CA Pocher, as are the runes, but the runes went on sloppily (these were applied at the unit level and often the paint was not cured or other factors influenced the application process). A nice size, excellent display piece. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 18.5K USD.
 

 

And, here are some excellent examples of the incredibly under-appreciated, yet widely SS used M34 Medium Duty SS-VT / Sicherheitsdienst Helmet...
 

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ws18   M34 Medium Duty Sicherheitsdienst Double Decal Helmet

In his research within the German Bundesarchiv in the 1960s, Ludwig Baer discovered that these helmets were initially meant to compete with the M31 design, on a national level. This is why so many of them appear with Heer decals as well as SS. The M31, presented in prototype by Eisenhuttenwerke Thale, beat the M34 design and won the bid for M31 helmet production (in the form of the Model 1935) for the armed forces of Germany. As an aside, ErEl and other firms floated vulkanfiber helmet designs to the high command procurement as prototype combat helmets as well). Since Edelstahl and Thalestahl had made so many of these helmets, they marketed them to the SS who found them useful as a police / SD type of head protection ideal for urban and semi-rural anti-'enemy of the state' operations. The Heer and Luftwaffe could and did obtain these helmets in limited numbers for officer parade use. This SD helmet is a nice example, showing a crisp edelstahl stamp, solid condition paint, decals and liner / strap. These helmets are fully a part of the SS historical repertoire, used in camps, Einsatzgruppen, combat (limited) and parades, like so many other SS helmets. They deserve as much a place in SS collections as any other, in my view. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 6.8K USD
 

 

 

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ws30   Minty M34 Sicherheitsdienst (SD) Helmet

Here is a fine, collectible example, classic configuration, of the iconic SD helmet. Paint, decals and liner are in excellent and complete condition, with no issues. This is a larger size and makes a super display piece. Fellows, look at the photo record--these were worn at camps, in Einsatzgruppen, in combat, as well as by the SD. PS: It's Named and can be researched. Very reasonably priced example HOLD for M.A. 7.2K USD.
 

 

 

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ws31   M34 Sicherheitsdienst SD Helmet

Collectors of SS helmets should have an example of this historic SS helmet model in their collections. These were made specifically as a competitive bid to the Model 1935 and were initially intended for combat use by the Heer, Luftwaffe and SS (Read Ludwig Baer for reference to this fact). When the bid was lost to the M35 design, these helmets had already been produced in great numbers. Many were procured by the SS-VT because of their decent quality (remember, the SS was not a branch of the Wehrmacht until later, and had reduced access to supplies, recruitment and training in the early period). Later, as the SS procured the more desired M35s, they put these M34s toward the growing SiPo and SD organizations, who used them throughout the remainder of the Third Reich period. This one is a classic example, with CA Pocher decals. The condition is as pictured, and untouched except for a minor splice repair to the long end of the chinstrap. All in all a decent example of this iconic model. Price, including my COA, is 5.5K USD.  

 

Section 2. SS Helmets of the Early War Period  --Model 1935 between 1936-7 to 1940

 

 

 

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WS61 Waffen-SS / Einsatzkommando - SD M35 Reverse Decal Combat Helmet

This helmet is a superb example of a rare piece of Holocaust history. The configuation is the same as item WS29, except this is an M35 ET64 and this has a reissue or semi-camo layer of field paint, and a set of CA Pochers placed atop the outermost finish. The liner bears a name which is researchable (part of the deal might include professional research, to be negotiated with the buyer). The overall condition is used but very good condition, including complete, untouched and tight liner, strap and pins. This helmet has a very nice look in hand, and makes a handsome display piece for any SS collection. Great piece of history, reasonably valued. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 12K USD
 

 

 

ws3 Beautiful ET68 SS-VT / Waffen-SS Double Decal M35 Helmet

SOLD 18.5K USD

 

 

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WS54   SS-VT / Waffen-SS M35 Battle Helmet

This helmet is a used but handsome M35 that has multiple names inside, indicating multiple issue. The names are legible and research-able. The shell is an ET64 M35 with heat lot number 4481, more or less commensurate with later 1939 production. The shields are classic ET pattern runic and party, although Pochers would also appear in this stage of M35 production from ET. The paint is overall 85- 90% and the shields are 90%+. The liner and strap are untouched original to the helmet and are in very good condition. A very excellent and affordable piece of SS-Steel! Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity HOLD for BR 15.2k USD
 

 

 

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WS53   Excellent SS-VT / Waffen-SS M35 Helmet

This excellent ET64 is nearly a twin to the one listed below. The Heat Lot number is 4370, and all aspects of paint, decal, liner and strap are nearly identical. I haven't had a brace of ETs like this to list in a long time, collectors. If you do not have one in your collection, here is a good opportunity to get an example of this classic. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 20k USD
 

 

 

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WS52   Outstanding SS-VT / Waffen-SS M35 Helmet

This beauty is one of the nicest ET M35s I have handled in a while. Every aspect is textbook, including the pea green finish, ET pattern decals and their classic application by glue and lacquer; the 1939 dated size 57 liner (shell is ET64, heat lot 4368), and issue-original strap. This superb helmet will capstone the finest helmet collection. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 19.5k USD
 

 

 

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ws6 Camo Waffen-SS Combat Former Double Decal Helmet

This helmet is one that deserves special mention because it represents one that has been with the SS since the first part of the war, then refurbished and re-decaled with a fine CA Pocher rune, then back into combat for a lengthy period of time. Every aspect of it shows the wear and age of prolonged combat use. The size 56 M40 style liner and strap are original untouched to the piece. The heavy dark feldgrau is painted atop a rough texture reissue finish, which is a legitimate camouflage finish as well. The air vents are caked with paint but are clearly M35. The maker and heat lot number are coated with paint and illegible. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 6.5K USD
 

 

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ws26 Waffen-SS Former Allgemeine-SS Combat Helmet

This is a very unusual and cool helmet that started out as an SS-VT /Allgemeine-SS issue M-35, and ended up used in combat. It consists of an ET62 late 1938 / early 1939 vintage issue M35 with the addition of the black paint on the exterior and in the skirt for parade use; then decorated with Pocher decals atop the black finish. (Assuming ET or possibly factory Pocher decals on the factory finsh). Then, the helmet was repurposed for field use as did happen with these during the late VT - early Waffen period; consisting of an outer finish of feldgrau and a final set of pocher runic and party shields. This one shows the hasty field removal of the party shield, but runes being left intact. The liner and strap are untouched. The strap is a Carl Tesch and is presumably VA-SS marked, but that has faded over time. Very solid Waffen-SS combat helmet. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity. Excellently priced at 8.2K USD
 

 

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WS58   Outstanding Waffen-SS Q64 M40 Combat Helmet

This Q M40 Waffen-SS helmet has an excellent, classic Q pattern runic shield and medium texture finish. The helmet has a two ply liner band, which some Q contracts do, and shows strong signs of blood on the leather, in the dome, and seeping through the liner retaining rivets. Slight but obvious blood corrosion is evident on the top, as well as around the inner skirt of the helmet at and on the retaining rivet areas. There is an inscription in the liner that has faint SS runes in front of 'NAAr.' While still in very good condition overall, the helmet displays signs that it's SS owner did not give it up without a fight. A lot of character and a great display in any helmet collection or combat ensemble. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity SOLD 6900 USD
 

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WS59   Waffen-SS M35 'Reissue' Combat Helmet

SOLD 4900 USD
 

 

 

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WS44   Very Nice Waffen-SS ET64 M40 Single Decal

SOLD PT 7.6K USD  

 

 

 

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WS46   Killer Combat Waffen-SS ET66 M40 Single Decal

SOLD 7K USD  

 

 

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WS41 Waffen-SS M40 Foreign Volunteer Combat Helmet

This helmet is a desirable, combat worn example of a helmet worn by Waffen-SS Foreign Volunteer units. The shell is an EF62 Heer, worn by a Gefreiter for a period, then re-purposed with a Pocher pattern SS runic shield field applied atop the Heer shield and the old name scratched out. The dome bears what may be the initials of the new foreign owner. Liner and strap are untouched, string is not present. As Himmler and Berger were ramping up the staffing of the various foreign units, every piece of available materiel was scraped together for issue or reissue to these volunteer forces. This one came indirect vet over 20 years ago and has been in two collections, as well as many publications. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 10K USD
 

 

 

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ws20 Q66 M35 Period Refurbished / Reissued SS-VT Combat Helmet

This helmet is an early combat worn and nice looking piece of SS-VT history. The Shell is Q66, lot 664; and shows the factory finish and issue decals; the black allgemeine finish and set of decals; and the reissue finish (early, smooth field grey) with outer layer of CA Pocher decals. In the runic shield flaked areas, you can see the slightly offset runes decal underneath-- just cool. Party shield is a pocher, with nice age crazing and mostly intact. The shell shows some repairs the front and overall and wear; the liner is a get this--double ply reinforced aluminum...with a 1941 date--what a rare date to find on essentially 1938-39 style liner modification. But it has been in forever and the pins show the fuzzy patina that only age produces; and they are untouched. There are corrosion spots on the top, otherwise this helmet is a semi-salty early beauty. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 12.3K USD
 

 

 

 

 

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ws23 Very Rare Waffen-SS Double Decal "M35 / 40" Helmet

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Here is a nearly stone mint example of a rare type of Q62 SS M35. It is in chalky mint condition with factory applied Quist pattern runic and party shields. The shell, interestingly, is an M35, but it is thoroughly factory produced as an M40 helmet. That signifies this is one of the last M35 shells to go through the production system, a leftover in a sense. Given the 1940 liner date, this was one of the many early M40s that were produced with two decals--I have an example in my collection that is an M40 shell, but it is rare to see one of these that is an M35 shell but thrown into the M40 production process. The liner is mint and untouched. The pigskin chinstrap (yes, they had these even in the late '30s, is fragile and has become separated. The veteran who brought this back has passed and his obituary is available to the buyer. A helmet this nice won't last long, and it's destined for a top shelf position in an SS helmet collection. Price includes my lifetime guarantee of authenticity 16.5K USD.
 

 

 

ws29 Rare Reverse-decal Waffen-SS M40 Helmet.

Here is an opportunity to own one of these rare specimens, potentially representing a true einsatzkommando or anti-partisan piece of headgear. M40 versions of the reverse decal are almost unheard of. Characteristic of these helmets, many were originally Polizei-issue helmets (the police shield is underneath the CA Pocher runic shield) This helmet possesses the smooth dark green feldgrau finish of the M40 police issue. Usually, foreign volunteer forces began as Police, coming fully under the SS by RFSS decree in 1942-43. The M-35 and M40 types were seen more among the Einsatzgruppen or mobile killing squads operating in Poland early in the war; or issued within the SS-Polizei-Division. The foreign volunteers of the Baltics and the Ukraine came later, and were issued M42 DD police helmets, and when standardized from Schutzmannschaften to SS, given a runic shield to cover the police shield. These and the M40 police helmets comprise the largest number of reverse decal SS helmet types, for the above stated reasons. This one is un-named as far as I can tell and while the liner date is present, it has that gentle oxydized fuzz that can obscure the date and I'm not going to bend it and clean it to see the year-- suffice it to say with a 1680 steel lot number it is about a late 1940 or earlier 1941 helmet. That puts it right in the early stages of the war in the East, right at the time of the Einsatzgruppen activities. The amount of use and wear this helmet displays is also an indicator of heavy field duty, likely anti-partisan in nature. All components are untouched and fully original to the helmet. Full of history, these helmets are as "mainstream SS" as any other type, given the size of that force that was dedicated to the deadly mission of those units. To me, these are among the most historic of the SS wartime helmets, because they are hard evidence of the most notorious period of nazi eastward expansion; the ghettos, the einsatzgruppen, the holocaust. Price is 11.8K USD and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

 

 

 

 

Section 2. SS Helmets and Covers of the Mid-to-Late War Period  --Model 1940 and 1942, 1941 zum Kriegsend

 

 

ws57 Mint Pristine Waffen-SS Dachau Bringback Helmet

Here is a stunning, stone mint Q68 M40, produced very late with no decal, sent home in a box with other relics by a member of an anti-tank battalion from NY City. This helmet shows some very late characteristics, such as an un-dyed chinstrap (I picked up one of these same straps years ago on a late helmet). The helmet itself is unissued, with 100% medium texture schiefergrau finish and a mint, untouched liner system. The helmet is simply, remarkably mint. As we know, Quist produced mainly M40 helmets, this one being a very late example and thus bearing no runic shield. I have not had any luck reading the date on the liner band due to the tightness of the fittings (and I will not bend it which cause harm to the integrity of the liner band, etc). Suffice it to say it is original and correct--a real joy to see something this nice in its bringback configuration. The helmet was shipped home in a wooden box (pictured) along with a map case which goes with this helmet sale, and some other items that went in other directions previously (I just sold the only remaining Fez). The map case still bears the old bringback tag, naming Dachau as the source. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity SOLD 3600 USD
 

 

 

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WS45   Excellent, Named Waffen-SS CKL66 M42 Single Decal

I've upgraded the quality of the photos on this one so you can see what a truly nice M42 SS helmet this is. The paint is very strong and would rate 95%. The decal is equally strong at least 95%. Guys, this is that mud color we have all come to know from ET helmets, starting with the M40s. It is by heat lot number probably a mid 1943 production helmet, just in time for Kursk. The size is 66 and it is named to an SS Grenadier Seiler. The liner and strap are untouched original and show moderate wear. These are not growing on trees and a helmet this nice would grace any SS helmet collection. I want to note, the name and rank are in white paint, done with a small brush. If you look at the outside of the shell, there is a sprinkling of some specks of white paint. I wonder what the soldiers were camouflaging at the time Seiler took a brush and put his name in his helmet! Also, note the tilt of the ET pattern runes... most of these I have seen have a slight tilt like this, as if it was on purpose. Great, original helmet, desirable size and condition, pictures tell the story. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity HOLD 7K USD!
 

 

 

 

 

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ws47   Waffen-SS 2nd Pattern Helmet Cover Oakleaf

This size 57 cover comes from a grouping of helmets and covers that came indirect vet and has only been in one collection. It shows medium wear and some fragility of the springs and clips, but the colors are vivid and it is a nice size 64 cover. All stitching, seams and loops show the proper textbook construction for an unquestionable period piece. The cover stands up by itself and has that "been on a helmet until recently" look, so I think it may have been separated from one of the helmets in the original grouping. A killer accompanyment for a combat condition Waffen-SS helmet. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 7.4K USD
 

 

 

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ws48   Waffen-SS 2nd Pattern Helmet Cover Plane Tree

Here is an excellent example of a second style Waffen-SS helmet cover in plane tree muster. The cover shows all the desired characteristics in an original, and has light wear. Larger size, for size 66 shell. A great, vivid camo cover in a desriable pattern. Seller is a prestigious collector who has only sourced the best collectibles over the years. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity HOLD 7.7K USD
 

 

 

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ws49   Waffen-SS 2nd Pattern Helmet Cover, Late Mint!

SOLD 7.5K USD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ws24 Waffen-SS M35 With Replaced Liner

This helmet is a consignment from a fellow collector interested in selling it at a value commensurate with its condition and caveats. The helmet is a Quist M35 with a late 1938-early 1939 steel lot range, and shows heavy use. The factory paint is covered in a heavily worn field grey paint that obscured the party shield, but left the Quist runic shield visible. The liner and strap are original, but are dated 1937 (single ply early liner band), and on further note, the liner retaining pins appear refinished and purposefully rusted on the inside (you want to see patina and oxidation, not rust, on a helmet that is worn but not rusted). Given these factors, a 8 to 9 thousand dollar M35 becomes something less in value. Still a real helmet, with a real liner.. and questionable but functional looking pins. Therefore, the price is lowered accordingly. My guarantee will be caveated in accordance with these specific conditions of the helmet. Price 6.7K USD
 

 

ws33 Unusual and Interesting Italian-SS Combat Helmet.

Here is one of the few original Italian SS helmets that may actually exist. The seller reports that a number of years back, when he first showed it to me, he had gotten it from the in-laws of his cousin. The father, named Davis, had served with Patton's 3rd Army which fought prominently throughout Italy. The veteran is long since passed and the family are not aware of other details. Along with this helmet came an unrelated small grouping of items that the vet had acquired during his tour of duty. This helmet is an SE66 M35 with a three digit batch number. The liner bears a 1938 date. The finish and original double decals (what remains of them) had been overpainted in a grey scheme that is sprayed, leaving overspray on the liner. These characteristics are dead-on original period and the paint color is the expected Italian color. The insignia consist of hand-applied SS runes, spaced closely but rendered in wide style; and on the foreign configuration side (left). On the right is a standing eagle holding a swastika. The liner is marked with a three- digit code of some sort, and there is a stamp in the leather: Aufkl. Gr. 12 (a recon unit). All in all an historic and intriguing helmet for the Foreign Volunteer collector. Price is 3200 USD and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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