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Updated 23 June! coming soon, WS72 sharp QM40, see the sneak preview below.. WS71, Stone Mint QM40 Single Decal, see the new Premier Offerings Category. WS70, Hard Used Combat SS M40, see the Mid War Section. WS69, another Killer Camo and another great M42; go to the Mid-War Section. WS68- Scroll Down to the Early War Helmet Section.

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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. The SOS was excellent, we had 20 outstanding SS helmets and some other excellent SS items to share. Thanks to all our friends for your support!
 

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 for your support).  

As always, I welcome and appreciate feedback, comments and questions (or if you see what you feel is an issue with an item, bringing it to my attention). Many Thanks for your continued support! (contact me anytime at kellyhicks@hotmail.com)

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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 draw their 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 

 

New! Premier Offerings Category. Special Select SS Helmets for Sale, All Types.

 

 

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WS52   Outstanding SS-VT / Waffen-SS M35 Helmet

This is a fine, textbook example of an ET 1939 production M35 double decal SS helmet. If you want an example of one of these, in excellent condition and untouched original condition, you need not hunt further. The price is also excellent value. 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. I will answer all questions you may have, including payment plan arrangements, etc. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 18.5k USD
 

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ws71   Mint Waffen-SS Quist M40 Helmet

This remarkably fine condition helmet is consigned from one of the advanced collectors in the community. The helmet is a Q64 in sparkling minty condition. The shell is a size 64 with heat lot number DN357. The finish is a thick coating of medium texture schiefergrau in 100% condition. The narrow style Quist pattern runic shield is 97% intact, showing graceful aging to the lacquer and glue. The liner is dated 1940 at the band, size 56 marked on the tongue and in fine, blond condition, with light age. The strap is the original issue G. Scheile Loburg marked. Simply a stunning M40. Price includes my Lifetime guarantee of absolute authenticity HOLD 11.5K USD
 

 

Section 1. SS Helmets of the Early Days

 

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Ws63, SS-RZM Helmet, Issue Black Finish, Period Removed decals, Nice overall example in the parade black finish. 6.5K

 

Ws65, Interesting Droop Bill Allgemeine-SS helmet, Repurposed for Possible use by the Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht. This helmet is a scarce example of an SS droop bill that was factory provisioned for an M31 style liner. The chinstrap bales are separate from the M31 liner band, which is correct for this early style. (The strap on it is for display and not a correct strap--the correct strap would be an aluminum buckle strap, or a carbine clip type early strap). The helmet itself is factory black, used with double CA Pocher decals, which were painted over to mask them (The SS shield was obliterated instead) for use by the volksturm or flak unit, last ditch in the final days of the war. The party shield is visible under the paint. All in all a rare and interesting helmet, for the early helmet collector. USD 3400

 

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

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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 16.5K 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 4K 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 SOLD 17.5K 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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ws9 Phenomenal, 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 16.5K 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 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 also in Ludwig Baer's seminal work. To say the least, it is unique, and almost "one of one." 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 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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WS68 Enormous ET70 SS-VT / Waffen-SS Double Decal Combat Helmet

Here is an outstanding, shell size 70! combat service used Waffen-SS M35, made by Eisenhuttenwerke-Thale (ET70, heat lot #4028). The finish is a waxy apple green feldgrau, more than 85% intact. The decals are classic CA Pocher runic and party shields, appropriate for this lot number. They are at 85-87% intact and show age crazing and other textbook desirable characteristics. When found, this helmet was missing the proper liner, so the collector installed a size 62 later war liner (incredibly hard to find) to complete the look and feel of this giant helmet. This fact is factored into the pricing of course. The chinstrap is an original period M35 style strap, with a partial marking still visible, and in good, serviceable condition. The rarity of a size 70 shell makes this a very collectible specimen all things considered! Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 11.9K 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.

 

 

 

 

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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 7800 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. These 3 layers of decals really show the amount of service use this helmet saw. 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 11.2K USD
 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ws70 Hard-Used Combat Waffen-SS M40 Helmet

This helmet is an untouched Q64, heat lot number looks to be DN601. The stampings are very light and mostly illegible.The finish is the typical light texture schiefergrau, with a remnant Quist pattern runic shield. The liner and strap show storage age and the helmet overall appears to have never been curated in a collection. The sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity HOLD 3.2K USD.
 

 

 

ws69 Killer Camo EF M42 Helmet

The consignor reports that this helmet comes from a retired big city policeman who had it over 30 years and basically put it away. It is fresh, uncleaned or touched in any way. The Shell is an EF64, numbers are pictured. The liner is blonde and quite supple, showing age but still great. Size marked 57. The strap is unmarked at the tip, appearing untouched original to the helmet. The drawstring appears to be a non-typical period replacement. The finish outside and on the inner skirt is a lighter green, thick camo paint, brushed around the EF pattern shield to keep it exposed (the vividness of the green color is slightly difficult to capture on camera). You can see the brush marks across the lower right edge (4:00 on the shield). This helmet is in fine condition, and is camo'd the same way as a few of these I have encountered over the years--an avocado colored green camo. A beautiful edition to the combat collection. The sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity 8100 USD.
 

 

 

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ws62 Excellent Combat Waffen-SS M42 Helmet

This helmet is a solid example of an ET (CKL)64 SS M42, with strong paint, decal, liner and strap. All components are pictured and conform to expected originality in all aspects-- original factory paint, decal application, liner installation and strap attachment. The helmet shows plenty of use, with wear to the paint on the rivets. There is also a nicely penned SS trooper's name in the size 56 liner, Eduard Meyer. This helmet could be researched. The name Eduard Meyer would be a less common combination with the very common Meyer, and there would be a decent chance of finding this guy. Who knows? Maybe an aufklarer in Das Reich, or Hohenstaufen. One never knows until they do the research. There are a few excellent professional researchers I can recommend as well. The lot number research is from Brian Ice's book. This helmet would be great with any mid to late war Waffen-SS display--priced very fairly for this quality of a piece. The sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity. Seller is motivated, this is a great helmet.. SOLD USD.
 

 

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WS67 Outstanding, EF68 M42 Single Decal

This helmet is an excellent example of a larger size EF M42 with classic EF pattern runic shield. The paint is the typical medium texture schiefergrau finish, at about 92% intact. The shield shows wear and is in the high 80s percentile intact. The liner has the steel band, pins untouched, leather heavily service worn but intact and serviceable. The chinstrap is the original one installed in the helmet and is in very good condition. The tip is not marked. The liner band date is difficult to read due to the patina and oxidation of the band from wear. This piece overall is a great, original helmet, desirable size and condition, pictures tell the story. Sale includes my 100% lifetime guarantee of authenticity SOLD 6400 USD!
 

Ws66, New! M42 Combat Helmet named to an SS-Funker. Here is a salty, combat used Waffen-SS M42 no-decal helmet named to an "SS Funker Lechner." The helmet is right out of the woodwork and has definitely been through the effects of war and time. But the paint is very strong and the liner is still in decent enough collectible and display condition. The drawstring in the liner has not been touched, and is either a bootlace or a camouflage smock lace-- which it bears a bit of a resemblance to. Sale includes my COA HOLD 1300 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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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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