11-28-2014 06:23 AM
I believe the first helmet is an M40, whereas the second is an M35. I don't think either is more valuable, I think it would just come down to your preference. I do like the beaded Luftschutz helmets though, I got one myself last Christmas- an M40. The M40 you posted seems to have the blue finish like mine, which I prefer when it comes to Luftschutz helmets. You can see mine here:
Beaded M40 no-decal Luftschutz helmet
to me, it looks like the top one is an M35 not an M40. I may be wrong though, it may just be the pictures.