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The following pages contain excellent, often world class, examples of original SS and Wehrmacht helmets from advanced collections. The quality and originality speak for themselves. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
*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.
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. 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 8K USD
Top Shelf Minty SS M35 ET64 Double Decal Helmet
This is a classic,one-look original, iconic SS helmet that every M35 collector strives to own an example of.
The helmet is an ET64 with a heat lot number that loosely corresponds to mid-1939 manufacture. The dome stamp is 1939 dated and the minty liner is nicely
size marked 56. The decals are the CA Pocher manufacture, which is to be expected in roughly half of the 1939 helmets produced by ET, especially later '39.
The paint is fine with storage scuffs and light wear. The decals are superb with full glue and lacquer application technique on display. The long end of the chinstrap is missing,
allegedly removed at some point by the veteran (this is a vet family purchase). Don't pass this beauty up--you will not have to upgrade this category of helmet. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 20K USD
Historic SS-Totenkopfverband Black Parade 'Droop Bill' Transitional Helmet, Named and with Archive File.
This beautiful condition classic Allgemeine Droop Bill helmet was the property of an SS-TV Obersturmfuhrer named Albert Breh, who was in charge of the Cantine at Dachau.
Breh was one of the individuals identified in an SS-Fuhrungshauptamt inspection of the concentration camp system, as having committed fraud during his tenure as leader of one of the camp services.
Breh was convicted-- everything is in this large file-- and sentenced to a short period of house arrest, then put back in charge of the cantine as a contractor. He lost certain SS privileges, but evidently
was valuable to the system. File searches reveal amazing things... This helmet comes as a consignment from a picker who obtained it years ago from the veteran estate. This is a very advanced piece for the
SS Historian / Collector. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity Contact me for Price and other information.
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 Contact me for Price and other information.
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
One of Two Real Examples Known--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 Contact Me for price / information. USD
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
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
M34 Medium Duty Sicherheitsdienst Double Decal Helmet
This SD helmet is a nice example, showing a crisp edelstahl stamp, solid condition paint, decals and liner / strap.
Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 6.8K USD
Combat Waffen-SS M35 Helmet--Revised Listing--size 66, not 64
Here is a very nice combat example of a Q66 M35 with multiple layers of paint, heavy wear, and a
sharp CA Pocher runic shield. The liner and strap are untouched original to the helmet, and under the last coat of paint, a name is visible (not legible) in the skirt.
This overall is a cool looking piece with great combat display potential. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 6.5K USD
Q66 M35 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
Waffen-SS EF M42 Combat Helmet
Better pictures added-- The helmet is an EF64 M42 with the expected EF pattern runic shield. Condition overall is very good-plus, with no flaws.
Strap is not present. A decent combat helmet opportunity, perfect to top off a 1943-44 combat display. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity HOLD 5800 USD
Waffen-SS M35 Combat Helmet
Probably the majority of SS helmets I've handled from the pre-1940 period display multiple layers of
paint finishes and decals. The SS simply had limited supplies in the regimental days, and what they carried to war was often what they previously wore on parade. This helmet,
which I have known since the 1990s and has been in several fine collections, displays all those characteristics. It is an ET64 of later 1938
manufacture. The finish consists of the factory ET layer at bottom, a visible layer of black over that and finally the milky grey early repaint commonly found at
the onset of war period across many, many M35s. The liner and strap are untouched original to the piece and show much wear but are sound. The decals
consist of layered decals on the runic side, with a CA Pocher on top. It is beautifully aged and crazed along the proper lines for this style. The party shield is the original
ET factory shield. Condition of both decals is a strong 90+ %. The pictures tell the rest. This helmet would look great on an early war Waffen-SS display. Price with COA:
Price HOLD 11K USD
Named SS Camo Combat Helmet, Possible KIA
You don't often see SS camo helmets for sale and this is a chance to get a nice one. The helmet is an ET66 M40
with a low 118 steel heat lot number. The helmet has multiple finishes, with a still richly shimmering CA Pocher rune on top of the earlier factory ET pattern decal, a shadow of which shows along the right and lower
right edge. The liner and 1940 dated strap are untouched original to the helmet. Here is something to note when holding this in hand: The liner shows signs of what appears to be
extensive blood staining, with a drainage out through the left vent hole. Whatever drained also reacted with the camo paint on the left side,
which is also a visible sign of this likely being the results of a fatal wound to the soldier. It is a killer in hand, highly collectible, with a research-albe name.
Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity Price 9900 USD
Very Rare M-40 Outfitted Waffen-SS Double Decal M35 Helmet
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 17.2K USD.
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 7.7K USD
Rare EF64 SS VT / Waffen-SS M35 Helmet
This helmet, also featured in Ken N's book, was once in the collection of Bernie Brule, from whom I obtained it about 12 years ago.
I owned it several years, then it went on to a couple other noted collections. This is a beautiful example of a period re-badged SS helmet, and EF M35 examples are
among the rarest. The color is that nice EF slate grey feldgrau of the 1939 period, with the typical blueish green liner retaining rivets. This color combo also appears
in the Quist 1939 production color scheme. As is true to form with EF, whose M35 production came on line hastily compared to the other makers, the liner components are 1940
style, single ply steel band, etc. Overall a beautiful example worthy of any advanced or production-line collection. Once you get one this nice, you've basically checked the block
on a top shelf M35 DD example overall. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity
Waffen-SS Former Allgemeine-SS Combat Helmet
From an exceptional, advanced early helmet collection--you will not find quality like this in most collections:
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 9.2K USD
Allgemeine-SS / SS-VT Double Decal RZM Helmet
Rarest of the rare, sold before I could get it listed! Gone...