HELMET #46981C M-35 Luftwaffe Double Decal Helmet
The Luftwaffe decal is in excellent condition rating about 90 percent. The national insignia decal on the other side is probably about 95 percent.
The original liner is missing the drawstring. Also, the original chinstrap is in place over the brim and also in excellent condition. This helmet is marked ET66 and on the reverse inner rim it has a run number of 13193.
Additionally the name of the original owner appears on the liner “Funker (which means radio operator) Schlitter”. There is also other printing on the liner that is illegible.
The consignor tells me (but I did not look: that behind the liner the helmet is stamped 8/FLUGM. ERG. KOMP. MUNCHEN”.
A very fine helmet which would make a great addition to a Luftwaffe collection. We don’t see many M-35 helmets in this condition.
Excellent Plus. $1,795.00
HELMET #46949 M-40 Luftwaffe Helmet Helmet
The Luftwaffe decal appears as though it was purposely rubbed off at some point. I know that that orders were given to remove decals late in the war and apparently this helmet was victim of same. The rubbing off process is very old and matches nicely the finish of the helmet so this was not something that was done post-war.
Inside the liner is still all there with the drawstring but it is starting to rot and a couple of the tongue ends have broken off but are still secured within the drawstring. A small remnant of the original chinstrap is still in place.
The helmet on the inner side edge is marked 084 and on the inner back rim is it marked 448.
A good wartime example here.
HELMET #46877 M-18 Imperial Frankenstein Helmet
It has the large Frankenstein air vents on it and it appears to have been repainted with the repainted paint job having some chips mostly around the upper area.
The inside of the helmet has a reproduction liner which is marked size 57 and the chinstrap that is on it probably is also a reproduction although it shows quite a bit of age.
Either way a fun helmet to display on you desk or just kick around with your collection somehow. It is priced accordingly.
HELMETS #46648 Luftschutz Gladiator Helmet
The helmet is equipped with dual air vents on both sides and in the center is a gold Luftschutz decal which still appears to be just about 100 percent.
The front inner rim has a maker name being Paul A Becker from Hamburg and on the outer inner rim is the decal that talks about the Luftschutz helmet being a size 54. The liner remains in perfect condition with good tan leather tongues and the drawstring still being all there. The chinstrap is also in place with two adjustment buckles.
Overall a nice gladiator helmet here.
Near Mint. $495.00
HELMETS #46519 Rural Police Shako
The upper section of the hat is covered in brown patent leather. The edges that go around the upper portion of the shako still have their fine patent leather finish. At the top there is some age cracking to the patent leather but no loss of material.
The brim below is also of brown leather being in nice condition still having most of its original shine and only showing minor age. The chinstrap is of brown leather having two aluminum adjustable buckles. The chinstrap is hooked by way of a cockade on each side. At the obverse of the shako is a large aluminum open wing police eagle superimposed over a oak leaf and acorn wreath. The feathering and the details throughout the eagle wreath and swastika are outstanding.
Attached in the small acceptance hole in the upper center portion is the police insertable cockade. It is an oval disc formed of aluminum with a black ropelike border and an aluminum center.
The body of the helmet is covered in a green felt. There are a couple of minor moth holes in the felt but overall it is still in nice condition.
The interior of the helmet has a perfect condition liner. All of the tongues are intact and include the original rawhide drawstring. At the center inside area is a round maker's label being Hans Romer and then beneath that Neu-Ulm and then "Donau".
An exceptionally nice example here that would be really great for display.
Near Mint. $995.00
HELMETS #46516 Luftwaffe NCO Engineers Peaked Cap
The cap is piped in a pink cord which would indicate that this was worn by an NCO Luftwaffe member of the engineer branch. The upper peak displays a early droop tail style Luftwaffe eagle clutching a swastika. The eagle flies to the viewer's right. Below on the textured webbing there is an aluminum winged cockade.
The brim is equipped with the black patent leather which does show cracking throughout the surfaces. The patent leather chin strap is in good condition containing the two adjustable buckles.
On the inside the leather sweatband shows some usage and a couple of minor tears. The upper inside of the cpa is lined in a brownish orange material and still has its original celluloid diamond intact. The diamond covers the maker's name and location Karl Holfar / Uniform-Mutzenfabrik Berlin NW 24 and then Quitzow Str 27-29. The size of 54 and half is also on the celluloid diamond.
Overall here a displayable cap.
HELMETS #46397C DAF Cap with Metal Peak Insignia
It has a band area of black brocade which features a series of oak leaves which run around the perimeter of the cap. At the peak is a metal DAF oval insignia with gold serrated rim. It features the cog wheel with swastika in the center and below is a half wreath of oak leaves. The original double black cord chin strap is in place. The brim is in good condition still having its original finish.
The inside has a good sweat band showing some minor usage and also the metal letters F and B have been put into the sweat band which I assume with the original wearer's monogram. The inside liner is a gray cotton and the stitching remains where the diamond sweat band once was.
Overall a nice cap here not seen too frequently.
HELMETS #46390 Imperial M16 Helmet
The helmet is equipped with the two large air vents on the sides and it has the five rivets which retain the original liner.
The liner is the type that is made of three separate pieces each having two tongues. The original drawstring is gone but the liner itself is still in good condition. The chinstrap is gone to time.
A really nice looking M16 imperial helmet here.
Excellent Plus Plus. $650.00
HELMETS #46253C Civilian Luftwaffe Air Traffic Ministry Peaked Cap
This cap is not often seen and is in top notch condition. The cap is of a dark blue wool which remains in perfect condition. The cap is piped in red at the upper area and around the dark felt band material. At the peak of the cap is an aluminum short-winged Party-style eagle which looks to the left, clutching a wreathed swastika.
Below is an aluminum wreath insignia featuring a round oak leaf wreath with center swastika and having wings on both sides of the wreath. The patent leather chin strap and brim remain in pristine condition with no cracking. The inside sweat band is new-like. The original celluloid diamond is completely intact.
The original producer information printed on the diamond shows some wear, but is still legible being, "Carl Halpar" with the firm's address and the cap size, "57".
An extremely fine-conditioned cap.
HELMETS #46236C M-35 SS Double Decal Helmet
This original M-35 helmet is a rare find and very desirable. According to helmet expert, Kelly Hicks, the helmet's outside has a reissue finish and was double-decaled with CA Pocher runes and Party shield, and these decals are what are on the outermost visible layer.
The SS runes appear to be about 85%. The Party shield runes have been period scraped, as many were according to rules issued as such to help with camouflage tactics. Most of the swastika and much of the red outside are gone to time.
The helmet is a large size being marked, "Q68". The run number at the reverse inner edge is "21446". The liner appears original to the piece and shows usage, but remains intact with drawstring. There is no size number visible on the liner. The chinstrap is still intact and in fairly good condition.
A rarely-seen original, large-sized SS M-35.
HELMETS #46238C Shrapnel Struck M-42 Single Decal Helmet W/ Chicken Wire (Possibly Post-war Added)
This helmet has seen better days and may not have served its original wearer well either, as it has been struck by shrapnel on the very top, denting it pretty good and also tearing a gouging hole in the upper center. The overall finish shows age throughout.
The Wehrmacht Army decal is about 70%, also showing age across its surfaces. The insides of the helmet are gone to time. The helmet is marked, "EF68" and a run number that appears to be #2675, but I can't be sure.
As far as the chicken wire is concerned, helmet expert, Kelly Hicks, feels that the chicken wire was added and chemically aged to make it look like it was there when the helmet got blown-up. Whoever did this must be pretty clever, as it really looks original to me, but I am no helmet expert. (That's why we get them checked-out). Still, a real helmet per se, and I must say the chicken wire really adds to the overall effect.
HELMETS #46046C M-40 Slate Gray Combat Helmet
This helmet is the type that was issued later in the war with no decals. The apple green finish remains in perfect condition throughout. The helmet has the turn rim with the built in air vents as was typical of the M-40.
The helmet is marked Q66 and the rear rim has a run number of “1402”. The liner is excellent inside with the drawstring still in place. The liner itself is size marked 58.
There is also some inked in writing on the back which appears to be “Gren. Himm Freund Pointer”. I have no idea what this means beyond possibly being worn by a grenadier.
A nice original combat here in very collectible condition.
Excellent Plus Plus. $895.00
HELMETS #46039C Afrika Korps Army EM Side Cap
The material is a tropical color cotton. The army eagle and swastika insignia is sewn at the top and below is a diamond with a black white and red cockade.
It appears as though this cap at one time has a soutache over the cockade as the line of it still vaguely remains in the material.
The inside is all done in red cotton and it is marked “53” “Hans Branoi Mutzenfabrik Magdeburg 842”.
A fine example here showing minor usage.
HELMETS #45299C Luftschutz Gladiator Air Raid Helmet
The obverse decal features an open set of wings with swastika and oak leaves and acorns in the center and a band saying "Luftschutz". Most of the decal is all intact and looks to be about 90 percent.
Across the front brim is stretched the original chin guard. The black leather is in fine condition having two adjustment buckles one on each end.
The inner liner is in fine condition with all leather being intact and the original draw string in place. At the reverse of the inner rim there is the decal that gives the details of the helmet as well as the size which is "57". The helmet is also stamped "PL2-38 / 28".
A very nice example here in fine condition.
Mint Minus. $450.00
HELMETS #45243C Fire Police Helmet
The black painted finish is still excellent throughout showing only minor usage signs. On the left side is the police insignia being a silvered bordered shield with silver open wing police eagle with wreathed swastika. On the right side is the national insignia being a red shield with white field and black swastika.
The original chin strap is in black leather and is in perfect condition being placed above the rim. It has two buckles for adjustment.
The original liner is a black leather type. The leather tongues are all in perfect condition with the original draw string. On edge of the liner is pulling off of the clip that holds it but this should be something that is easily repaired if desired. The liner is also equipped with the arrow shaped leather tabs that accommodate a neck shield. One tab is broken.
All in all a nice helmet here and great for display.
Good Plus. $495.00
HELMETS #45288C Fire Police Helmet
The helmet has the usual dual sets of air vents on each side. On the left side is the black shield with silver border having an open winged silver police eagle over a wreath with clutched swastika. The side on right has the national insignia featuring a red shield with white field and black swastika. Both of these decals are in 100 percent condition.
The inside liner is a fine brown leather which is the size 56 is marked on one leather tab. The tabs are all in nice condition throughout with the holes for the drawstring intact but the drawstring is missing. The liner is equipped with the small spear head leather devices for optional attaching of a leather shield.
The chin strap is the style which is made of double Y straps. Unfortunately just the end of the strap where it buckles has gone to time but most of it is still there.
A good looking helmet here still in nice condition.
HELMETS #44732 M-18 Double Decal Army Helmet
The helmet is equipped with the Frankenstein style long air vents. Below each air vent is the decal. On the right side is the national insignia which shows a little bubbling in the surfaces but overall the outside edges of the insignia are still all there and it is not in a poor condition at all. On the left side of the helmet is featured the Wehrmacht eagle with swastika insignia. This also shows some age but also the edges are still all there and the details remain.
The inside of the helmet has the liner still intact and although the tongues are in perfect condition the original drawstring is missing. The leather chin strap is also intact being a two piece type that is joined by a wire bracket in the center and has an adjusting buckle on each side.
All in all a pretty neat helmet here and a fairly rare example.
HELMETS #44731 M-17 Droop Bill Double Decal Army Helmet
The right side of the helmet has a fine national insignia decal which has a little bit of scratching in the surfaces but the edges are still in good condition. Overall this decal is probably about 85 percent. On the left side it features the Wehrmacht eagle decal which also shows some wear and usage but with good edges. Overall this decal is also about 85 percent.
The inside liner to the helmet is still mostly there although some of the ends of tongues have been pulled off due to rot. The original drawstring is still hanging there however but can't be install because of the missing pieces in the leather. The head liner shows much wear and age. The chin strap is also in place although it is broken at the quick snap off buckle.
Overall not a bad conditioned helmet and a fairly rare piece to acquire.
HELMETS #44365 DLV Visor Cap
The DLV Visor Cap is a fairly rare piece of period headgear. This example is in outstanding condition, with a very fine wool top. The wool remains in perfect condition throughout, with no mothing anywhere.
Below the wool is woven black material with an affixed DLV wreath with a special cockade and a pair of wings. This insignia remains in perfect condition.
At the peak of the cap is a small DLV eagle clutching a black swastika.
The brim is black patent leather. It shows minor age but is free of crazing and cracking. The original leather chinstrap is in perfect condition, with adjustable buckles. The lower area of the brim is also black.
Inside the cap is a tan, canvas-like fabric which remains in perfect condition. The name of the maker is still clearly visible, "Wasserdichte Stirndrunkfrie Deutsche Reich Patent. The sweatband is in perfect condition, with a bow at the back and made with air holes at the front.
A very fine DLV Visor Cap here, rarely seen.
Near Mint. $1,295.00
HELMETS #42870C Luftwaffe M42 Helmet
This Luftwaffe M42 Helmet is on good condition on the outside, although it looks to have been repainted at some point in its life. There is a Luftwaffe decal on the outside which I am not sure is original, given the fact the helmet was repaint.
Fortunately the liner remains in excellent condition, with all of the tongues and the drawstring intact. The chinstrap is excellent and appears to be original to the piece. The liner is unmarked by the helmet is marked "NS66".
A potential candidate for some paint restoration here.
HELMETS #42810C Army Mountain Trooper's M43 Cap
This Mountain Trooper's Cap is fairly large and constructed of light green wool. There is very little moth damage, with only a few tiny holes on the left ear flap and another on the inner brim. The flaps wrap around and are connected by two buttons at the front.
At the front of the cap is a triangular insignia with an Army eagle and swastika postponed over a cockade. Applied to the right ear flap is a metal edelweiss badge. This badge is sewn to the cap and remains in good condition.
The interior is lined in gray, silk-like material. There are some numbers inside but the are difficult to read; one looks to be "23-NR" and "100 R7", along with some which are illegible. The size looks to be 58 or 59, but the cap is quite large.
A good cap here, with some honest wear but still collectible.
HELMETS #42462C Police Overseas Cap
The obverse of the cap has a square insignia on the flap, woven with a red Police eagle.
The interior of cap is lined in fine gray cotton which remains in perfect condition. It is stamped with the size "57".
A good original example here.
Excellent Plus. $325.00
HELMETS #40791C US Army Overseas Cap
Inside the cap is a fine kidskin sweatband and a fine tan silk lining. The sweat band is marked "Cavinett Processed".
A good US cap here.
Near Mint. $25.00
This Black Cloth Side Cap has a standard design about it, having a fold at the very top and also having upward positioned earflaps. The material is cotton lined style fabric, being definitely black in color and not dark blue. On the inside there is a silk liner that is of greenish-blue lined material, having the lines being slightly darker. There is a size “53” stamped onto the inside. There are a few stains inside, showing light wear.
It is possible that this side cap could be one of the Werk issued examples from the DAF group, or it is also possible the side cap could have been worn by one of the women’s groups that helped with other organizations. Either way, a very nice looking cap here, definitely of wartime vintage. It also looks a lot like the cap that is shown on page 27 upper, in volume 2 of the Jill Halcomb book. This cap has no insignia, but the style looks identical. Whatever it is, it is of wartime vintage and a genuine article.
Excellent Plus. $250.00
This Luftschutz "Gladiator" helmet has a fairly nice original blue surface. It has a few “pecks” and “chips” at the upper portion where it has been rolled around on hard objects, and there is a little bit of paint missing around the left side of the brim area, but overall, this paint is a lot better than most of them. I would say that the paint is about 95%.
The helmet has a flared lower area that is bent over at the rim. There is a fine decal at the obverse, being a set of wings with oak leaves and acorns in the center, and a swastika positioned in-between. Above the swastika is a banner, “Luftschutz”. The inside liner is still in good excellent condition, having all intact tan tongues, with what looks to be the original drawstring. The chinstrap is also in place, being a leather type with adjustable buckles. The helmet has two sets of vents on each side of it.
A good conditioned item here, and if you are collecting these various types, I’m sure that this would be a fine example to display.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $495.00
This Coal Miner’s peaked cap is in fairly nice condition throughout but the insignia has been removed. The crown upper part of the cap is all produced in black wool. There is no mothing and the wool is in excellent condition. The cap is piped with red cord and there is no damage to the red cord anywhere.
The lower band is made of black velvet. The brim is a patent leather type having some minor crazing on the surfaces but not bad. The chin cords are also patent leather, showing minor age and crazing but it is all there. The lower portion of the brim is brown with a checkered pattern.
The interior sweatband is a little stiff but it is not torn and is still in place. The inner liner appears to be a brown canvas-like material. It has a celluloid diamond sewn to the center. It has the producer’s name in blue “Pekünge” and below “Deutsche/Qualitats/Arbeit”. There are also some markings with logos and a date of “1890” which was probably when this producer began. The name tag of the original owner is still in the diamond slot. The tag reads in pen and ink “Klemens Becker Kotzenroth”.
A nice cap here; it should not be too difficult to find the coal miner’s crossed hammer insignia and cockade to complete it.
This Coal Miner’s peaked cap is in very fine condition throughout. It is produced of a high quality wool. The wool is all of black color at the crown area and it is in perfect condition piped with red. The red piping is also perfect, with no signs of moth anywhere on this hat. The band below is a quality black velvet.
In the center area of the crown, there is a set of silvered crossed hammers. They are the coal miner's hammers we see on the insignia from this organization. On the center of the band is a standard Reich cockade. It has a black serrated outside circumference with silver line circular with the middle being red velvet. The brim is an exceptional fine patent leather showing no cracking or crazing. This patent leather brim looks brand new! The patent leather chin cord does show a little bit of crazing and age, but it is not bad and is all there.
The inside area of the brim is a light green color. The sweatband is a fine brown leather in choice condition. The inner liner has a yellow whipcord-like material with about 25% of the original celluloid diamond intact. This is the lower area that has the point and the slot for the maker’s name tag. The area above still has most of the original maker label intact. It is made by a company “A.M.Drees”. Beneath this are other letters which are beginning to wear.
An extremely fine original Coal Miner’s cap.
Mint Minus. $595.00
This Luftwaffe M-43 EM Cap is a fine gray wool. The wool is still in excellent condition throughout with no mothing. It does show some wear and usage, but it is all there. The peak area has a triangular sewn on insignia consisting of a woven gray thread bird which flies to the viewer’s right clutching a swastika in its talons.
Below is a Reich cockade having the fine colors of black, white and red in the center. The cockade is still fairly bright because the earflaps of the cap button overtop of the cockade area. A pretty nice outside here. The inside of the cap has a gray silk lining showing quite a bit of head staining around the rim areas. On the center inside, it is ink stamped “1944” and size “58”. The issue numbers are in between the two “0/0501/0015”. A fine original Luftwaffe M-43 here.
Excellent Plus. $695.00