World War 1 issue ‘M16’ Steel Helmet ‘Stahlhelm’ Shell only with NO liner. Original field grey paint. Nice clean solid shell with no rust. Makers stamped ‘NJ.62’ for the maker: Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke, Schwerte i/Westfalen. Size 62 shell. Shell dome is batch marked R224. Becoming hard to find in good condition.
‘M43’ Helmet Stahlhelm Shell in good clean condition but with no liner. Maker marked ‘ET’ for the maker: Eisenhüttenwerk Thale / Herz. Germany. And with a slightly indistinct shell size due to thick paint, which I think reads ‘62’. Nice solid example.
World War 1 issue ‘M18’ Steel Helmet ‘Stahlhelm’ Shell with POST WAR liner which can be taken out if required. The shell is named, although I cannot make out the name. The M18 has ‘straight’ lugs and no lower rivets, unlike the M16. Original field grey paint. Nice clean solid shell with no rust. Makers stamped ‘SI.66’ for the maker: Eisenhuette Silesia, Paruschowitz Oberschlesien. Size 66 shell. Shell dome is batch marked 16508. Becoming hard to find in good condition.
WW2 German Wehrmacht Steel ‘Penal Enlisted Mans Buckle’. Good Condition and with most of its original paint finish intact. Penal Enlisted Buckle (1943) was a steel buckle, mostly unmarked. Worn by military personnel assigned to punishment units and by racially undesirable conscripts. Called the ‘Brain Buckle’ by collectors. As seen in ‘Third Reich Belt Buckles, An Illustrated Handbook’ by Bob Evans
Mid to late war Luftwaffe Issue ‘Tropical’ M43 Cap. Intact but stained in places and slightly grubby. Machine woven Luftwaffe Eagle & Swastika slightly worn. Peak made from compressed paper/card as standard. Slight pen/pencil mark to the top of the cap (see picture) but hardly noticeable. No visible markings inside although I estimate the cap to be size 58.
‘Feuerschutzpolizei’ (Fire Protection Police) M34 Helmet in good condition. Has one tongue missing from leather liner and slight crack in silver comb to top front of helmet. The Feuerschutzpolizei was a fire fighter unit in Nazi Germany and a branch of Nazi Germany's Ordnungspolizei, formed in 1938 when the German municipal professional fire brigades were transferred to the national police
Relic Luftwaffe ‘M40’ Stahlhelm (Steel Helmet). Original blue-grey and Luftwaffe Eagle & Swastika still visible. Liner has long since gone but the liner band still remains. Helmet size I would say is ‘64’. A haunting relic that came from France.
WW1 German Army Imperial ‘Gott Mit Uns’ (God With Us) original Leather Belt & Buckle in good condition (see photographs). Buckle retains its highly detailed design although the original finish has tarnished. Rear of buckle retains about 40% of original finish. Belt approx. 98cm long.
Seldom seen Werk-Luftschutz (Factory Air Defence) Factory Helmet from the BMW Motorenwerke A.G. Munchen. Maker stamped RL2-40/2 (1940). Complete with Liner and chinstrap, although liner is damaged in one place (see picture) and is missing the drawstring. Liner sized at 58. About 98% of the original blue-black paint intact. A few small dents in the top front.
Wehrmacht Infantry NCO’s Peaked Cap in good condition. Just bought in from Germany. Celluloid diamond has come off and has an indistinct makers mark. Slight age stains on the top, a few tiny moth nips but otherwise a nice complete cap complete with cockade and leather chinstrap.
World War 1 issue ‘M16’ Steel Helmet ‘Stahlhelm’ Shell ONLY, no liner. Original field grey paint inside, but outside painted mat black at some point in its life. Scratched and scuffed paintwork. Nice solid shell. Makers stamped ‘G62’ for the maker: Gebrueder Gnuechtel A.G., Lauter. Becoming hard to find! Photograph not included.