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HELMETS #48430 Municipal Police NCO Shako

This Shako remains in near mint condition throughout. The green felt exterior covering shows no mothing and remains in perfect condition. The upper top section is of black patent leather showing some minor attic crazing. The matching lower brim and surrounding patent leather edge straps are in perfect condition. There are dual sets of air vents on either side of the Shako. The leather chin strap remains in good condition equipped with two aluminum adjustment buckles.

A large aluminum Police eagle and swastika over wreath insignia is mounted on the cap's obverse. The insignia remains crisp and is complete with the small cockade fitted into the slot above the insignia. The inside of the Shako has a perfect headliner with a rawhide drawstring. The inside upper section is marked with the head size, "58". In the center of the inside upper portion is the retailer and manufacturer's details being, "Robert Lubstein" of Berlin, and further marked, "Erel", being the producer.

An outstanding example.

Near Mint. $1,095.00

HELMETS #48258C Dug SS M40 Helmet

This helmet was dug out of the ground in Ukraine. As a result it is covered with rust throughout and has been lacquered over to protect further deterioration. The helmet itself is still sound except that all surfaces have beads of rust that were coming out from them. On the right side of the helmet the original SS decal is still very visible. The original color of the helmet is still mostly there. The inside of the helmet has of course lost its leather liner but the metal housing is still there together with the clips that once held the chinstrap. Granted this is not a helmet that a fussy collector would want but if you’re looking for an original helmet albeit dig out of the ground it might be an interesting display example particularly for someone with a SS helmet collection.

Fair. $1,495.00

HELMETS #48271 Luftwaffe NCO Artillery Peaked Cap

This peaked cap is made of gray wool and remains in great shape, with no moth damage.

The cap is piped with a red cord, indicating the artillery. It is fitted with an aluminum Luftwaffe eagle that retains full detailing, as well as an aluminum winged wreath and cockade.

The patent leather visor is free of cracking and looks fine, and the same is true of the patent leather chinstrap. The interior sweatband is torn in three pieces but remains attached. The cap is lined in tan material and the original celluloid diamond is present.

A very nice Luftwaffe artillery visor cap here.

Excellent. $650.00

HELMETS #48271 Luftwaffe NCO Artillery Peaked Cap

This Luftwaffe cap is made of fine gray wool which has no mothing damage anywhere. It is piped in red which indicates it comes from the artillery branch. At the peak is a fine aluminum Luftwaffe eagle flying ot the viewer’s right clutching a swastika. The lower band area is in good condition throughout and it is equipped with a winged aluminum wreath having a black and red built in cockade in the center. Below the wreath is a fine conditioned black patent leather chin strap which is adjustable. The leather is perfect on this strap. The brim is also black patent leather and remains in perfect condition. The inside of the hat has the leather sweatband which has a couple of tears in it and shows some wear but it is all all in place and all there. The inner liner is a silk-like tan cloth and the original celluloid diamond is still in place and in perfect condition. Overall a very nice Luftwaffe artillery NCO cap.

Excellent. $650.00

HELMETS #48280 Hermann Maier Afrika Korp Luftwaffe NCO Cap

These Hermann Maier caps are extremely rare and this one is absolutely original coming from a veteran source. Unfortunately the cap has been pressed down flat over many years so it would take a little bit of work to put the cap back into its proper shape. However, you guys that collect these items I know you have that type of equipment. The cap is made of a tan canvas material and it has a triangular Luftwaffe eagle insignia sewn to the front peak. The eagle flies to the viewer’s right and holds a swastika. Along the lower band area there is a matching tan flying wreath insignia with black white and red cockade in the center. There is a good brim below. There are three buttons running around the lower side of the cap which I think was for attachment of a neck shield. The cap has a tear in the left upper edge and also a couple of small holes on the right upper edge. The inside of the cap is lined in a red cotton material and it is stamped 155 over 551. As I say this is a very valuable cap if it were in mint condition but still t is something I think could be put back into pretty good shape and priced reasonably.

Fair. $795.00

HELMETS #48347 Army M43 Cap

This cap is produced of fine green wool and there is no mothing anywhere.

The cap is equipped with sewn ear flaps and buttons, as well as a triangular insignia sewn to the peak of the cap.

The cap is lined with a gray silk material and is marked “57”.

A nice example here in collectible condition.

Excellent. $595.00

HELMETS #30180 Luftschutz Gladiator Helmet

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

HELMETS #47887C Red Cross Helmet

This helmet is an interesting piece of which we see few of. The original finish on it is excellent throughout still having its bright gray color. The helmet is a light weight type having the two sets of air vents on each side. It has a couple of dings one on the left top side and one on the right top side but they are not bad at all. The helmet's original decal is about 95 percent. It features a white background on the shield and in the center is a black half open winged Red Crss eagle having a white mobile swastika on his breast. The bird clutches a red Geneva Cross.

The original chin strap is still intact. The strap is interesting in that it comes apart via a snap clip rather than a buckle. The liner is in fine shape being a fairly tough brown leather with a thinner tan leather coating. The liner is in very fine condition with its original tie knot. On the center of the inside of the cap there is a buffer pad and it is covered with the same type of leather that covers the headliner. The headliner is buffered with cork style material. This is quite a seldom seen helmet and should be desirable to those of you out there collecting different types.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

HELMETS #48094 Luftwaffe M-35 Double Decal Camo Helmet

This camo helmet comes from a veteran source and is completely original. The original finish as well as much of the camo finish shows wear throughout the helmet and the camo covers the once present Luftwaffe decal as well as the state seal decal but the decals are definitely visible through some of the areas of the camo. The helmet is completely dent free throughout.

The original Luftwaffe color is in the inner brim and on the reverse there is the name of the original wearer done in white paint but it is mostly illegible. This helmet is marked “SE64”. The original chin strap is still in place and in good condition. The original liner shows lots of usage but it all there with all tongues intact and complete with the original drawstring.

This is an item that absolutely looks like it went through the war but yet it talks to you with its great rugged appearance.

Excellent. $1,995.00

HELMETS #47598 Fire Police Helmet

This helmet has the usual black finish, which shows some age. It has two decals; the national insignia on one side and a police insignia on the other, the latter showing some wear.

This helmet has two air vents and an aluminum comb, which shows a bit of wear. The original chinstrap is present but it is broken. The liner is in good condition, with all of the tongues present and the original drawstring present. The neck shield mountings are also intact, as well as the shock buffer at the top.

A decent example here.

Excellent. $595.00

HELMETS #46648 Luftschutz Gladiator Helmet

This helmet is the two piece gladiator type. It is an excellent blue finish throughout which appears to be 100 percent intact.

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

This shako is in really nice condition throughout being the rural police type having the brown leather trim.

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 #46397C DAF Cap with Metal Peak Insignia

This DAF cap is in very nice condition being of a black wool fabric. I do not see any mothing anywhere on the hat.

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.

Excellent. $350.00

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.

Excellent. $8,495.00

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 side cap is in nice condition with some minor stains on each side of it. Otherwise it is fine with no tears or flaws.

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.

Excellent. $995.00

HELMETS #45299C Luftschutz Gladiator Air Raid Helmet

This Luftschutz helmet is the two pice type that has the gladiator shape. The original blue finish is still 100 percent throughout showing only modest age but for the most part still bright.

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

This fire police helmet has a fairly good weight to it but it is the civilian type.

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

This fire police helmet has fairly good black painted surfaces. The surfaces show some age discolorations here and there but the paint all seems to be sound throughout.

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.

Good. $595.00

HELMETS #44732 M-18 Double Decal Army Helmet

This 1918 model was reused early on by the Nazis. The helmet is basically dent free and the paint applied during the Nazi period has some wear and the old original paint can be seen through the wear.

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.

Excellent. $1,695.00

HELMETS #44731 M-17 Droop Bill Double Decal Army Helmet

This helmet still has a good field green original finish showing only minor wear. There are some small dimples to the top area of the helmet but the rest of the area is in good condition.

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.

Excellent. $1,395.00

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.

Excellent. $595.00

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.

Excellent. $1,495.00

HELMETS #40791C US Army Overseas Cap

This Overseas Cap is constructed of olive drab whipcord. It is in perfect condition throughout.

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

HELMETS #28947C Unknown Black Cloth Side Cap

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

HELMETS #31523C Coal Miner’s Peaked Cap

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