One Piece Gladiator SA Helmets
The brown example is a new acquisition, from Al B. The only marking, other than the SA decals, is the ink stamp that indicates that the maximum allowable price for the piece was 2 ReichsMarks. It is in a little better shape, and a different color, than my other one piece SA. These are not favorites among many collectors of combat helmets, and, I confess, are probably the ugly ducklings of German helmets, but I like them. Jim G
10-19-2013 02:20 PM
Good grief....They're mating!!!
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
The last time I saw two SA helmets in such a position was at Bad Wiessee, on a heady summer evening in 1934. I hear the party was spoiled shortly thereafter however.... poor Ernie.
Nice one Jim. I know what you mean about the ugly duckling thing, but they are rare and any lid collector worth his salt has to appreciate them I would very much like one, and I don't really do civic stuff.
by big ned
Hopefully, Ned, they will NOT make any LITTLE ones ( if you catch my drift)! Cheers, Jim G.
Very nice helmets Jim.
I do like them.
But I like all civic helmets just my test.
If so, sell the pups. I think they would go rather quickly.
by big ned
Very cool helmet Jim.
I have owned examples in both the light and dark color. In my opinion, the darker are more difficult to find. I have always considered these to have been worn by the SA Wehrmannschaft, who wore a uniform in a darker brown than the standard SA tunic.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
Hi Jim , those are great helmets , I would love to pick up one of these SA lids one day , they really have that "seen it all" period look them. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
2 great helmets,ugly but nice.