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The following pages contain excellent examples of original SS and Wehrmacht helmets from advanced collections. The quality and originality speak for themselves. Contact: kellyhicks@hotmail.com

*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.  

 

 

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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 12.6K USD
 

 

 

 

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Beautiful SS-VT / Waffen-SS M35

This excellent helmet is an ET66 double decal that was produced in late 1938 or early 1939. This piece features the beautiful ET field grey finish and ET pattern runic and party shields. The liner and strap are untouched original to the helmet. The condition is excellent + and this specimen was featured in Ken N's book, "Germany's Combat Helmets." A one-look, handsome and highly collectible double decal ET helmet. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity Price 18.2K USD
 

 

 

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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
 

 

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Very Rare M-40 Outfitted Waffen-SS Double Decal M35 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 17.2K USD.
 

 

 

 

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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
 

 

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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 14.7K USD
 

 

 

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Waffen-SS EF M42 Combat Helmet

Nice, large size 68 shell, salty combat piece with excellent paint and nearly 100% EF runic shield. Complete, RB numbered chinstrap. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity Price SOLD 7200 USD
 

 

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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 SOLD USD
 

More Great SS Helmets to Follow Shortly!
 

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Allgemeine-SS / SS-VT Double Decal RZM Helmet

Rarest of the rare, sold before I could get it listed! Gone...

 

 

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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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Beautiful Early Allgemeine-SS Transitional Helmet

This outstanding helmet features an Austrian M16 shell with M28 liner and large buckle leather chinstrap. The paint is satin black over Austrian brown and the insignia are hand-rendered. The premier black helmet collector has had four of these exact hand rendered helmet examples, and they are all done up the same way in the refurbishment process. From Ludwig Baer, we know that hand-painted insignia were mandated by the RFSS in 1934, and in early 1935 ere quickly replaced by the advent of the CA Pocher RFSS approved transfer design. This picture of Jakob Grimminger bearing the blood flag shows one of these insignia clearly. A super rare and early SS piece, very desirable and goes with the early Allgemeine and Bereitsschaft displays. Price includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 19.2K USD
 

 

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Beautiful Allgemeine-SS / SS-VT Black Transitional Helmet

Offered for sale from an advanced SS collection is a once in a lifetime condition and rarity, SS VT / Allgemeine SS transitional. The shell is an Austrian M16 that is one of the many thousands scooped up by the SS in their bulk purchases from Austrian and Czech suppliers. They were not a client of the Wehrmacht supply system in the early '30s, and therefore had to go outside of the system; the country in fact, to procure their equipment. This piece is finished in a thin spray coat of satin black, right atop the field grey issue color. The liner system is the M28 three pad type, with wide roller buckle chinstrap assembly. Finally, a classic pair of CA Pocher runic and party shields top off the refurbish. This exact paint and liner system is found in another example which is pictured in "SS-Steel". Moreover, a few of these exact configurations exist in other advanced collections. I have not seen one this nice for sale anywhere in years. Priced commensurate with its rarity, condition and overall aesthetic and includes my lifetime guarantee of authenticity SOLD 22K USD.
 

 

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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 20K USD.
 

 

 

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Named M34 Sicherheitsdienst Double Decal Helmet

This is a salty condition M34 made by 'Thale Stahl' this time instead of the typical 'Edelstahl'. The helmet is complete with field grey finish, 1938 vintage CA Pocher SS and Party Shields, and a more WWI-reminiscent liner consisting of the three-pad style, with intermixed ersatz materials. The inner skirt bears the name "Thomas Hofmann." Overall nice representation of this iconic helmet. The sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 5.3K USD.
 

 

 

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Early SS Droop Bill Helmet

Droop Bill style black helmets were among the first contracted by the SS. They date to the earliest photos of when the SS were mainly Hitler's bodyguard at events, parades and headquarters. This example retains over 93% of its finish and an original hand-stenciled runic insignia. The liner has suffered from poor storage and wear. In my books and in the period photo record in general, these are frequently encountered in exactly this style, and as pointed out in SS-Steel, sometimes reversed (see period picture provided by the consignor). A fine, early example from the best blackie collection in the world. The sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity SOLD 8.1K USD.
 

 

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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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Early SS Droop Bill Helmet

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Droop Bill style black helmets were among the first contracted by the SS. They date to the earliest photos of when the SS were mainly Hitler's bodyguard at events, parades and headquarters. This example retains almost 100% of its finish and the liner is in excellent shape with an unusual kepi-style integral chinstrap. This one shows refinish during period use, with classic, typical overspray on the liner edges. Another fine, early example from the best blackie collection in the world. The sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 1800 USD.
 

 

 

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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 7.9K USD.
 

 

 

 

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Relic Camo Waffen-SS Single Decal Helmet From Kharkov Battlefield

A Russian fellow comes up with these every now and then and I find them to be historically intriguing and highly collectible in their own right. This one is a tan camo has been underground in a bunker position that has kept it from completely disappearing. Priced for what it is, a historical relic from a famous battlefield. HOLD 1300 USD.
 

 

 

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Excellent EF M42 Single Decal Helmet

Sharp, crisp example of an EF M42 Waffen-SS helmet, complete with excellent liner, strap and medium texture EF schiefergrau finish. This helmet is a great example of the EF product line of 1943, with some storage scuffing to the decal area. For the excellent condition W-SS combat display. Priced reasonably and includes my lifetime guarantee of authenticity 6.9K USD.
 

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Waffen-SS EF62 M42 Single Decal Reissue / Camo Helmet

This example is a worn and salty battle helmet. This is about the fifth one painted in this peculiar color, that I have seen. The hand applied camo paint is thick and has a similar look to the textured reissue style paint, but it differs in being a more earth grey color. On other examples I've seen, this look was solidly into the camo category for me. The classic EF pattern runic shield has some scuffs and chips to it, holding it from being a bit more expensive piece. All in all, it is a great example for a combat display, with untouched original liner. The strap is no longer present. Price, with COA, is 4.5k USD.
 

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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.  

 

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Vet Family Waffen-SS Quist M40 Helmet Named

My apologies for the pictures but this helmet is still in the woodwork! Never in a collection, excellent provenance, and in very good condition, with a researchable name. The helmet is a Q64 M40, probably produced around mid-41. The decal is the classic narrow Q with some scuffs and the finish is the medium texture Quist schiefergrau of that period. Liner and strap are untouched original to the helmet. The inscription appears to read "SS Jg (Jaeger) H. Pokko (Nordic?) Overall a great helmet and worthy of the "purist" vet collector. Price, including my COA, is 7400 USD.
 

 

Combat Waffen-SS EF M42

I am partial to EF M42 helmets, with their extreme looking runic shield--always one of my favorites! This nice example is a pretty much classic, large size 66 EF with the circa 1943 finish and expected EF shield. The liner and strap are untouched original to the helmet. Overall this piecs shows moderate combat wear, yet retains its full strength of finish, decal and appearance. A nice addition to a combat Waffen-SS collection. Price, including my COA, is HOLD 6.2K USD.  

 

 

Rare Reverse-decal Waffen-SS M40 Helmet.

Many SS Helmet Collectors often do not have the opportunity to own one of these rare specimens. 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, possibly 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.

 

 

 

Waffen-SS M40 Combat Helmet.

This helmet was originally sourced by a local collector whose work enables him direct access to many veteran families, and this was a direct vet acquisition. The collector who purchased it is offering it for sale. No surprises, a straight ET64 with all components untouched. The ET runic shield has a substantial scuff, hence the price, which comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity. HOLD 5K USD

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Waffen-SS M42 Combat Helmet.

This combat example is fresh from the woodwork. The finish is the typical ET Schiefergrau, with a period removed SS shield, presumably the ET pattern. The liner and strap are untouched and tight; the strap has been up over the visor of the helmet for some time. Price is very reasonable for an SS example, at HOLD USD 1450 and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

 

 

Interesting Waffen-SS "GI Art" Helmet.

This helmet is a vet purchase by the consignor. I have examined it in great detail and observe it to be a Q66 Waffen-SS single decal M40, that has been repainted in a paint color very closely resembling battleship grey, and decorated with hand-rendered Wehrmacht insignia as pictured. The insignia all show age crazing as does the paint. I believe it is an example of a GI art piece that was used during unit functions around the end of the war or early occupation period. I also note the lack of any names or inscriptions that might suggest American or Allied usage; leaving some question as to the function of this helmet. The price for this intriguing piece is USD 1650 and comes with my certificate of lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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