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Item 885 M35 Double decal schutzpolezei helmet

This is an ET M35 Police helmet from the 1937 contract. ( The acceptance stamp inside the dome is not clear but it is assumed to be 1937 as the lot number corresponds to 1937 production and the aluminum liner frame is dated 1937). The paint remain 95% intact. The Police eagle decal is typically found on the vast majority of ETs police helmet through-out the 30s. The liner leather remains in excellent condition although missing the drawstring. The chinstrap is original to this helmet and is dated 1938. (a typical example of a strap being dated a year newer as helmets were not supplied with chinstraps when delivered from the factory to the unit but added after they were issued to the particular soldier. Overall very nice. $3250.00

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Item 884 M40 single decal army helmet

This helmet was sourced in mid-Michigan about 10 years ago and has only been in one collection since. It is a great EF66 M40 which has an ET style eagle decal. EF appears to have had myriad problem with supply and consistency in decals through-out it’s production run 1937-43. Model 40 helmets are found with three different decals; of which this is the most typical. There are some scuffs on the top of the dome but the helmet retains 95%+ of it’s original paint and retains an excellent matte quality. The liner shows moderate wear but is completely intact and sound. The chinstrap is original to the helmet. The drawstring is a leather cord but was in the liner at the time it was found. A very attractive and honest example. $1900.00

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Item 883 M16 Imperial German combat helmet

This is an early production M16 manufactured by F.W. Quist. 1916 produced Quist helmets are known for the round appearance of the shell and the lighter color feldgrau paint applied at the factory. This example retains excellent color, not being effeceted by collector handling and patina. It has been effected by a splotch of something spilt on the top of the shell and left there for ages. The Leather framed M16 liner rettains all three pads which are soundly affixed and have no pull-throughs in the drawstring holes. The original chinstrap is present and is the one which has been with this helmet for over 100 years. (the helmet was sourced out of the woodwork in Richmond VA last month) There is one oddity; the thick-head split-pin which is normally instaled at the rear of the helmet was mistakenly installed at the front right. The pins have no signs of post 1916 manipulation so I believe this is an original factory error. Overall a helmet in very uncommon condition. $950.00

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Item 869 M35 Double decal police helmet

This is an NS64 schutzpolizei helmet from the 1938 NS contract. Helmets of this contract are known for the particular dark shade of feldgrau and are always seen with 1938 acceptance stamps inside the dome. This helmet retains almost 100% of it’s original paint. There are two different types of police eagle decals which appear on the NS 1938 police helmet; one shows an eagle which is more blurry and less defined. The second is the type which appears on this helmet; being well defined with clear characteristics. Both the eagle and the party shield rate at 99%. The liner shows only moderate wear and is framed with a reinforced 1938 dated liner band. The chinstrap bears a clear 1937 date as does the dome stamp as described above. Overall; this is one of the nicest police helmets I have ever been able to offer. $4000.00

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Item 868 M35 Double decal army helmet

This is an NS 64 Double decal army helmet with standard factory applied C.A. Pocher decals as were exclusively used by the NS factory from 1936 until the end of decal application in 1943. The decals rate at 95%. This helmet is of 1938 vintage with a 1938 dated dome acceptance stamp, 1938 dated chinstrap and a 1938 dated aluminum liner frame.  The liner shows light to moderate wear. At some point prior to 1940, the helmet was “freshened” by application of a coat of feldgrau paint; very much matching the original factory coat. This was done by spray and the decals were closely masked off. The man with the spray gun was less careful with the interior as you can see over spray on the liner frame as well as the leather and buckle of the chinstrap. Overall the helmet retains a nice matte quality and is a real looker. $5500.00

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Item 867 M35 Double decal Luftwaffe helmet

This Q66 Luftwaffe helmet retains 95% of it’s original Luftwaffe blue paint which is of a slighter grey shade as used by Quist. The helmet finish has a moderate shine which is accented by my lighting and shows more prominently in these photos than it does in person. The decals rate likewise at 95%. The eagle decal is a good example of the second pattern “Dot-less” type which is more prevalently used by Quist and ET during 1939. The liner shows moderate wear; remaining intact and sound. The 1938 dated chinstrap was made by Rahm-Kampmann of Wupperthal. It shows considerable use with a break near the end stud of the short end. The helmet remains nonetheless; a very attractive example. $3450.00

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Item 866 M1940 SS tropical pith helmet

This is a canvas pith helmet manufactured by Clemens Wagner (and for those of you who pay attention to such things, you’ll notice that it has the distinctive shape of a Wagner produced helmet) the cork body is intact with no cracks or crush damage. The leather sweatband shows only very light wear and is marked internally with the Clemens Wagner maker mark and size 56. The SS shields are 100% textbook zinc metal produced by Johann Felix and sons of Gablonz. The prongs showing on the inside of the helmet body appear to protrude through original holes and no other holes are seen. Overall a very attractive and rare example. $2050.00

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Item 865 Type 90 Japanese army helmet

This is a very nice basic example of the Japanese combat helmet. It is earlier than most we see; being without the brown painted circumferential stripe found on helmets after 1941. This helmet has 90% original paint, a star which is by every indication; original to the helmet and a full-length set of canvas straps. The ink-stamp behind the front pad does not give a clear indication as to the year of manufacture But I would guess at 1940-41. The helmet is marked on the rear with the Kanji symbol indicating Large size. $1250.00

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Item 863 M35 Double decal army helmet

This is an ET64 of 1937 vintage. Although no dome stamp is visible, the shell lot number corrosponds with the 1937 date found on the single ply aluminum liner frame. The eagle decal is the standard ET style and remains 99% intact . The national color shield rates likewise at 99%. It has a elongated bubble appearing over the black portion which I believe to be an anomaly in the lacquer coating. The helmet surface appears glossy due to it being oiled by some previous owner. The chinstrap is an original 1939 dated example which has been added to this helmet. The chinstrap has brown dye on it

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Item 856 M40 single decal army helmet

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Item 855 M90 Japanese army helmet with net

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Item 854 M1918 Camouflage helmet

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Item 853 M40 Single decal Luftwaffe helmet

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Item 852 M1918 helmet

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Item 851 M35 repainted helmet

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Item 850 Identified US M1 helmet fixed bale w Inland liner

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Item 858 M16 Austrian helmet

This ET64 M42 originally left the factory an a single decal army helmet. The decal was scrapped off as per 1943 specifications. The original paint remains 90% intact. The liner shows moderate wear and remains intact and sund with signs of good honest use. The chinstrap has a slightly visible ink-stamp marking at the tip. I believe it is original to the helmet. Overall this is a good solid wartime piece in untouched condition.  $800.00

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Item 857 M35 Re-issue helmet

This is an M35 shell size 66 I cannot make out either the maker/size marking or the lot number. It is most likely fainly stamped and the re-isue paint covers it entirely. The original wartime re-issue paint rates at 90%. There is no sign of any decals beneath the paint.  The wartime steel framed liner is intact and sound. $695.00

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Item 856 Imperial German M18 helmet

This is an M18 helmet (ET64) with 95% of it’s original paint. The liner frame is present with two of it’s attached pads. You can see the original inked maker/size marking at the rear of the liner frame; dated 1918. The rear split-pin is missing.  $500.00

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Item 848 M27 Dutch helmet

These Dutch helmets are probably my favorite non-German helmets of the period. This is a standard M27 which was the main model used by the Royal Dutch army until the advent of the slightly (very slightly) different shell shape of the M34. It is all original and un-altered in any way. Bears a 1933 maker stamp on the inside liner frame. (which is the only place I have ever seen dates on Dutch helmets) Full length chinstrap, intact liner with wool felt backing for the liner pads. 99% original paint and intact frontal badge. This is an example to have if you just wanted one. $400.00

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Mark: I have also added photos here of my own Luftwaffe badge which has been deemed a fake. It’s as beautiful as yours.

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Item 865 M35 Camouflage Luftwaffe helmet

THis one has a very nise appeal to it. It is a Q68 shell which had originally left the factory as a double decal Luftwaffe helmet. It was subsequently painted over in a camouflage pattern that consists mainly of brown/dark tan colors mixed with subtle hues of green/brown. The national color decal must have been removed as there is no trace peeking through. The eagle decal is peeking through quite a bit. In the close-ups you can see how the over-paint has reacted to the lacquer which covered the decal. The camo paint has sort of shrunken away revealing a very clear outline of the underlying eagle decal. Notice how the chinstrap has been put up over the brim with the brown side out. This is not a brown leather Luftwaffe chinstrap. It is a standard wartime black strap that was applied inside out. It makes a very nice contrast to the color of the paint.. Overall this is a well balanced and honest helmet which displays very well. I guarantee you will love it. $2200.00

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Item 864 M35 double decal Luftwaffe helmet

This is an ET 68 Double decal Luftwaffe helmet of 1939 vintage. (for some reason the second digit of the 4000 series lot number has been lightly stamped or neglected altogether. Just goes to illustrate that the Germans had Friday afternoons like the rest of us) The helmet was lightly sprayed over the exterior to conform with 1940 specifications about decals. The eagle decal was painted around but the National colors shield was covered. Subsequent age and wear has worn off a lot of this over-paint and partially exposed the color shield. Please study the photo and notice that the partial showing of the color shield is NOT the result of somebody trying to expose it by abrasion. The droop-tail decal is a very good looking example. The liner shows substantial age/wear but remains intact. The wartime chinstrap has been shortened to remove slack. If you have been looking for a well-balanced first pattern Luftwaffe decaled helmet, you may want to consider this dandy specimen. $1600.00

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Item 863 Type 90 Japanese army helmet

Japanese combat helmets. You love them or you don’t. I think they are an iconic item of the war in the south pacific. Along with the samurai sword and the signed “meatball” flag; they were the most popular of items brought home from the tropical islands. But enough of my commercial…

This is a very good combat used example of the type 90 helmet; dated Showa 18 (1943). Very nice paint, original start (which is a bit vaulted) full length straps and a liner which shows use but no abuse and no significant post-war damage. It is size marked large with the hand-painted white Kanji Character. The soldier painted his name in Red at the front rim. Honest as a conservative Judge. $1000

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Item 862 M38 Paratrooper helmet

Find a better example. I dare you. I double dare you. This is an “off the shelf- right out of the bin” unissued Paratrooper helmet which; judging from the steel lot number, was produced in early 1944. The liner is nearly spotless. The leather is as supple as glove leather. The straps are simply the best which I have ever seen. The bolts are vented slots at the sides and solid slots at the rear. This is the most common configuration which I have noticed with paratrooper helmet when we see them with mixed bolts. Each of the four is double nutted. When this one sells, I will literally shed a tear as I put it into the box. (is that spreading it a bit thick? Maybe…) No one can deny this one is “top shelf”. $6500.00

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Item 861 M35 Double decal army helmet

This is a very nice M35 ET64 double decal army helmet. 95% paint and 97% decals with a liner that shows moderate wear. The lot number is right around that 4000 mark which means manufacture and assembly in early 1939. My bet would be January. The final assembly acceptance stamp is dated 1938 (as is the chinstrap) but I remain convinced that they didn’t change the dates of thier acceptance stamps on January 1st of any given year. The helmet is named to a Hauptmann Schneider and all components appear to be commensurate in condition making this as honest as it is attractive. $5250.00

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Item 860 M35 Double decal Luftwaffe helmet

Who doesn’t love a crispy Droop-tail eagle decal? This 1939 vintage M35 has 97% of it’s original feldblau paint and has retained it’s matte quality with no adverse effects caused by patina and collector handling. The shell is an ET62 and one can see in the areas of paint damage that there is an underlying coat of feldgrau. This helmet was originally painted for an army contract but before it eft the factory, it underwent service-branch re-assignment and was painted again and decaled as a Luftwaffe. The liner shows light wear and the chinstrap appears by all indications to be original to the helmet. You can see where the aluminum has worn onto the leather at the bales. As the strap is dated 1941, it was plainly added during the war; perhaps when the helmet was issued from old stock. It apparently has not seen a lot of use. $3250.00

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Item 859 M35 Double decal Luftwaffe helmet

I love helmets in this condition. Not minty but not bad at all. And 100% honest and well balanced. The shell is an ET64 of late 1938 vintage. Decals and paint rate at 95%. The liner shows light wear and the chinstrap appears by all indications to be original to the helmet. You can see where the aluminum has worn onto the leather at the bales. The strap is made by a company known for having Luftwaffe contracts. It is dated 1939 as is the liner frame itself. Most likely this helmet was assembled in early 1939. $2450.00

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Item 858 M16 camouflage helmet

I really don’t find these very often anymore. This is perhaps the first nice one I have had in a couple of years. The Q66 shell was painted in a typical geometric pattern composed of three colors with black separation lines according to the Ludendorff order of spring 1918. The paint remains 90%+ intact with vivid colors. The liner is complete but the fingers have had the drawstring holes pulled through. This helmet has it’s original chinstrap and you can tell that the chinstrap posts have been slightly peened over to keep it from falling off as 95% of them did (unless they simply rotted away). This helmet displays very well from all angles $2200.00

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Item 857 M35 texture painted combat helmet.

I LIKE TO THINK THAt helmets like this are what “German helmets inc” is all about. They don’t come much more honest or full of charecter than this one. The helmet started out life as an SE64 Double decal army. It was issued to at least two different fellows during the span of it’s combat career. At some point during the war it recieved a thick coat of heavy texture green paint and “Klauss” painted his name on the inside skirt. The paint has some spots of damage in all the right places. The liner shows a good amount of wear. The chinstrap appears by all indications to be original to the helmet and is marked by G. Scheile, Loburg. You can see the painted name of a former owner at the rear. The green over paint is spilt onto parts of the liner frame. I would imagine that this helmet has been to Russia and back; probably taken by some GI in the last stages of the war. What had it and it’s owner(s) seen? $1500.00

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Swords

1- $475. No maker name. Unknown maker

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2 – Holler $475

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5 -Alcoso – $450

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6 -WKC pattern # 1058 – $550

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7 – Eickhorn “Scharnhorst” $500

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8 – Eickhorn – $425

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9 – WKC – $475

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10- WKC $425

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11 – WKC – $475

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12 – E. Pack & sohne -$575

13- F.W. Holler Pattern #32 $425

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17- F.W. Holler $475

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18- F.W. Holler Pattern #40  $460

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20- Pack pattern # 61, green eyes – $595

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21- Alcoso – $425

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23- WKC pattern # 84 – small spots on blade –  $385

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26- Eickhorn Leopard head $450

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27- WMW leopard – $525.00

 

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