GERMANY WWII HEADGEAR

HELMETS

#G2017 M40 Single Decal Heer Helmet ET62

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Desirable M40 single decal Heer (Army) helmet manufactured by ET (Eisenhüttenwerk Thale / Herz).  This is one of the most iconic helmet variations of WWII.  Breakdown of markings: ET62 represent the maker ET and size 62.  1250 represents the helmet lot number, consulting the excellent German helmet lot number database on GHW2 this helmet is consistent with other M40 Heer helmets with toned Heer decals occasionally confused with Kriegsmarine decals given the slightly golden tone.  The liner is marked '55' which represents the liner size, 55 is a common period size and would the same as a size 55 cap. The helmet is complete with chinstrap, when I acquired this helmet there was no chinstrap so I added one in matching condition correct for this helmet from my inventory to complete it.   The steel liner is tight and never removed with all washers in place.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to find good Heer helmets with factory applied decals nicely intact.  A great classic helmet for any WWII collection.  $1475

#RG22 National Socialist Motor Corps NSKK M40 Helmet

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Rare and desirable National Socialist Motor Corps (NSKK) M40 Helmet.  As with all original NSKK helmets, this one started life as a Luftwaffe issue helmet, it is a model M40 ET66 Lot# 59.  The helmet was original wartime repainted and reissued for service in the NSKK.  All known true original NSKK helmets were re-issued from Luftwaffe available inventory, as they oversaw supply to the NSKK.  The reissue consisted of a grey-blue repaint that went over the existing Luftwaffe decal, which is still partially visible under the paint in the right angle and I have tried to show it in the photos. The helmet was originally sold by Giorgio at Italian War Front many years ago.  This exact helmet was then previously posted on GHW2 where it received all positive reviews in 2008, please follow the link at the bottom of this listing to see that discussion.  A very desirable true original NSKK helmet in service used condition, an extremely uncommon helmet. $3800

https://www.ghw2.com/topic/9316-sd-nskk-m40/

#RG1 Luftwaffe M40 Wire Helmet

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Luftwaffe M40 with period applied wire for attachment of foliage.  The wire on this helmet is classic period applied application and consistent with other known originals.  The helmet is a re-issue and the wire paint is consistent with the helmet, showing interaction with the steel of the helmet, particularly noticeable on the top.  The helmet is complete with original liner and chinstrap.  This would be an excellent choice if you're looking to ad a wire camouflage helmet to your collection that would be respected amongst advanced helmet collectors and historians.  Guaranteed original, any prospective buyers are welcome to post photos for review on GHW2 or WAF.  The consignor reports the helmet was found at a gun show several years ago.  This is the first wire helmet we've been confident in listing for sale. *Reduced* $2800

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#SB1 Kriegsmarine M42 Helmet in Shipboard Grey

Kriegsmarine M42 helmet painted ‘shipboard grey’.  Consignor reports this helmet was found in trash bin in Bagenkop, Denmark, on the island of Langeland north of Kiel, Germany.  The helmet is presented on the shipboard grey discussion thread on GHW2, link below.  There are clear markings on the top of the helmet that indicate that it likely sat in a shipboard helmet rack, as shown in period photos.  Metal on metal scouring is visible on the top probably from the vibration of the ship or boat. Langeland is an island near Kiel that had a heavy KM presence during the war, in addition to land radar installations, there was a ship repair yard and an E-boat base. Several sunken E-boats are still in the waters off of Bagenkop, where this helmet was found.  The colour is consistent with the fog grey camouflage of many of E-boats. The chinstrap is unmarked but has paint residue from the helmet. The paint is a kind of marine gloss finish, with what appears to be exposure to salt air and sea water. Another interesting and rare helmet variation that rarely comes around with positive discussion on GHW2.  $1500 *On Hold*

 

https://www.ghw2.com/topic/33472-a-study-in-shipboard-grey/page/7/

#SB3 Winter White Camo M42 Helmet

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Winter white camouflage M42 helmet.  Maker is ET in size 64. This helmet came from Haugesund, Norway, which was a Kriegsmarine base. This helmet started out as a standard M42 repainted several times in service with the Kriegsmarine.  The final coat of paint being a winter whitewash with paint chips exposing the other colours.  The markings are no longer visible, there is a faint name written in the liner.  The helmet has seen extensive service, the chin strap and liner string are no longer present.  It was common for Kriegsmarine helmets to receive several coats of paint, this one has received Kriegsmarine brown and shipboard grey prior to the winter white.  The other paints are visible where the white has chipped. This would be a great choice for any winter mannequin, it has an appealing look despite the rather salty interior which is expected for a Kriegsmarine helmet that served near salt water.  This helmet has been discussed in detail on GHW2, please follow the link at the bottom of this listing. Very interesting and uncommon helmet!  You may wish to consider a matching condition chinstrap listed below.  $1200

 

https://www.ghw2.com/topic/51065-m42-winter-camo-new-find/?tab=comments&fbclid=IwAR1M5XZ1C0gh18sk6cKTncew1iavA3iTnKEEHTSuWc8ea6O851EUJkHFJjE#comment-611352

#SB2 Kriegsmarine M42 Helmet in Shipboard Grey

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Kriegsmarine M42 helmet manufactured by CKL (Eisenhüttenwerk Thale / Herz) in size 66.  Breakdown of markings: 'CKL' represents the maker.  '64' represents the size.  '5336' represents lot number of approximate 1943 manufacturing based on current known information. Date stamped inside with ink inside the liner Dez 43. This helmet started life as no decal M42. The helmet received a hand painted coat of paint in Kriegsmarine shipboard grey.  These shipboard grey helmets are discussed in great on GHW2, and this exact helmet is posted in this thread which is worth reading, please follow the link at the bottom of this listing. The shipboard grey overpaint is in strong condition, the entire exterior of the helmet has been painted this colour as well as half way up the skirt on the interior the helmet.  The shipboard grey overpaint shows moderate wear and some rust spots, with more rust inside the dome of the helmet which would be expecteded for a helmet operating in and stored near salt water.  It is missing the chinstrap and liner string, it is exactly as how it was found and never cleaned or messed with.  The helmet was found Odderøya (MKB 5/502) near Kristiansand, Norway. This would be extremely uncommon helmet to find in North America.  A very interesting helmet variation that is not often available.  $1200

https://www.ghw2.com/topic/33472-a-study-in-shipboard-grey/page/7/

Early WWII German helmet chinstrap with aluminum buckle.  LBA (Luftwaffe) marked on the strap. Complete and in used condition. This chinstrap will actually go on a helmet without issues, unlike the late war unissued examples sold elsewhere which are rock hard. Perfect for a combat used helmet missing chinstrap, these are increasingly tough to find on the loose particularly with early aluminum buckle.  $250

#RG18 German Helmet Chinstrap, Early Aluminum Buckle LBA (Luftwaffe) Marked

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Standard WWII German helmet chinstrap with steel buckle.  LBA (Luftwaffe) marked on the strap. Complete and in used condition. This chinstrap will actually go on a helmet without issues, unlike the late war unissued examples sold elsewhere which are rock hard. Perfect for a combat used Luftwaffe helmet missing the chinstrap, these are increasingly tough to find on the loose.  $200

#RG20 German Helmet Chinstrap, LBA (Luftwaffe) Marked

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Early WWII German helmet chinstrap with aluminum buckle.  Maker marked or named on the strap. Complete and in used condition. This chinstrap will actually go on a helmet without issues, unlike the late war unissued examples sold elsewhere which are rock hard. Perfect for a combat used helmet missing chinstrap, these are increasingly tough to find on the loose particularly with early aluminum buckle.  $250

#RG21 German Helmet Chinstrap, Early Aluminum Buckle

CAPS AND OTHER SOFT HEADGEAR

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#RG2 Luftwaffe Mountain Trooper's Bergmütze Cap

Rare Luftwaffe single button mountain trooper's Bergmütze cap.  Constructed of mid-war quality blue wool. Features a single grommet for ventilation on each side. Original two piece insignia hand stitched in place consistent with other known examples. Nice RBNr marked inside the cap and size '57' stamped.  Very nice honest worn condition with appealing patina and a little bit of fading from wear in the sun. No damage, modification, or repairs.  A very nice and rare Luftwaffe cap! *Reduced* $850

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Heer EM M43 Cap RBNr 0/0487/0002 size 55

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Excellent Heer enlisted member M43 cap RBNr 0/0487/0002.  Size 55. Original applied insignia with zig-zag stitch. No damage or modifications.  Textbook construction with bias material is made from same rayon as liner. No moth damage and never folded or stored flat.  If you want one perfect M43 cap for your collection this would be it. Hard to say if it was ever worn, but if so ever so lightly. *Sold*

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Heer EM M43 Cap with Zig-Zag Stitch Applied Insignia

Excellent Heer enlisted member M43 cap with RBNr.  Size 55. Original applied insignia with zig-zag stitch. No damage or modifications.  Textbook construction with bias material is made from same rayon as liner. No moth damage and never folded or stored flat.  If you want one perfect M43 cap for your collection this would be it. Hard to say if it was ever worn, but if so ever so lightly. *Sold*

Heer EM M43 Cap with Late War Embroidered Insignia

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Heer enlisted member / NCO M43 cap with late war embroidered insignia. Excellent condition with original factory applied late war embroidered insignia.  Rayon lining.  Nice RBNr stamp and sizing information. Nice late war colour wool.  Textbook construction with visible reinforcing bias.  No damage or repairs.  It has become increasingly difficult to find textbook EM Heer M43 caps like this that don't have any issues. *Sold*

Heer EM M43 Cap with Early T Trapezoid Insignia

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Heer enlisted member / NCO M43 cap with early T trapezoid applied insignia.  This is the earliest example I've encountered from this maker dated 1943 and it is lightly worn condition, I believe this is a true combat worn example and not liberated from a supply depot like most mint examples.  All stitching including the insignia is 100% original factory done without repairs or damage.  Nice RBNr stamp, sizing information, and date. Mid-war quality wool as would be expected.   It has become increasingly difficult to find textbook EM Heer M43 caps.  This is a particularly desirable example given the early date and T trap. *Sold*

Heer M42 Single Decal Helmet

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Very appealing Heer M42 single decal helmet.  This is one of the most iconic helmets of WWII.  This is example is a desirable size 68 and is just lightly worn and entirely original.  The pins are tight and have never been removed. Excellent original factory applied decal over very strong original factory paint. Breakdown of markings: marked EF on the right side of interior skirt for maker Emaillerwerke A.G. / Fulda, marked 68 next to the EF for the size, marked 1278 at rear of skirt representing lot number. Consulting the lot data research available on GHW2, this helmet is consistent and early enough to be a correct single decal Heer example compared to other known originals and this exact helmet is noted in the database.  If you want a totally textbook M42 Heer helmet in great condition without flaws this would be a great choice. *Sold*

Heer / SS Late War No Decal M42 Helmet EF64

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Unissued Heer or SS late war no decal M42 helmet manufactured by EF (Emaillerwerke A.G. Fulda) in size 64.  Breakdown of markings: 'EF' represents the maker, which is Emaillerwerke A.G. Fulda.  '64' represents the size.  '4891' represents the lot number of approximate 1943-1944 manufacturing based on current known information.  Consulting the excellent lot number database on GHW2, this helmet is consistent with other no decal M42's in this range produced by this maker.   The helmet was purchased from the famous RonR collection and is completely untouched.  One of Ron's photos is shown, the helmet was discussed positively on GHW2.  The liner has never been removed and all the pins are still super tight with original washers in place.  The original helmet string and chinstrap are original to the helmet and never removed or touched.  The condition of the late war quality painted steel is excellent, the factory original paint is very strong with a few minor scratches from storage or from being shipped to the USA as a souvenir from the war. These late war helmets were popular souvenirs of the period, attached is a photo of USAF personal looting a box car full of them to mail home to friends and family.  This late war M42 is exactly how it should be and is in top condition, it would be extremely tough to upgrade! *Sold*

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Fire Police Helmet

Excellent condition double decal German Fire Police helmet with comb.  The helmet itself is satin black finished steel, and comb is made of bright aluminum. The liner, chinstrap, and neck protector are made of leather are all still supple without damage or rotting.  The original decals are very complete with only a few minor scratches and chips.  This is the nicest example of this variant I've ever encountered, and would be perfect for any WWII helmet collection. *Sold*

Excellent completely original and textbook example of Hitlerjugend / flak helpers field cap.  Untouched example with all original stitching and insignia. This cap was actually worn, and you can see just a bit of staining inside the cap from sweat and hair products, consistent type of wear seen on other actually worn German caps.   There is no holes, no moth damage, and no repairs. Really nice cap. *Sold*

Flak Helpers Field Cap

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#G2018 M42 No Decal Helmet EF66

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Late war M42 no decal helmet that could have been used by Heer, SS, Luftwaffe or Kriegsmarine personal following the factory decal drop. Large size 66. Manufactured by EF (Emaillerwerke A.G. / Fulda).  Breakdown of markings: EF66 represent the maker EF and size 66.  2406 represents the helmet lot number, consulting the excellent German helmet lot number database on GHW2 it appears this is a rather early non-decal helmet.  The liner is marked '58' which represents the liner size, this a large period size and would the same as a size 58 cap which are also less common in that size. The helmet is complete with its original chinstrap.   The liner is very tightly in place with all washers intact and never removed.  Classic late war helmet that is completely original fresh out of the woodwork in nice condition.  These late war no decal helmets were popular souvenirs for allied troops in NWE as shown period photos. *Sold*