Oh yeh it was one of those rare time you find a real gem on ebay!!!
Now lets not get too precious here fellas...recieved a pvt message asking me not to post funny stuff on this thread, as the moderators frown upon it, which I was not offended by but have chosen to ignore....a little bit of fun here can't hurt, can it??? or are the fun police and wowsers now policing this site, trying to stop a bit of a laugh??? Who knows, could end up on wikileaks!
PS - Doug, I have mastered the technique for ordering the pictures once they have been uploaded, so feel free to send any of the helmets you want to post down here and I will gladly do it for you.
I should have known if it was out there, then DOUG would have it. very nice doug, thanks for showing those. nothing beats the lightning bolts! ah ha I thought I had seen that 2nd helmet before. I just had to go to ss steel for my ss helmet fix, then as soon as I saw it I remembered mr. FEB 2009
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THanks for your input. Is there pictures of the late war helmet the one later used by east germans???
Doug, just a quickie, did SS use any type of M16 helmets as i noticed that the one shown is the Austrian M16 with the rivet heads further up the skirt, was this because there were an abundance of these available ?
My LAH, SS-VT, SS Hauptquartier, Austrian SS VT/TV, Allgemeine Parade DD, and Mirror Runic are all early SS Austrian shells and the last two are Austrian decals as well. The SS-PB helmet is a lightweight Himmler, and my 2 no decal blackies one is an Austrian Droopbill and the other is a commercial RZM SS helmet. No German M16/M17 or M18s. In fact I have a Bell L reissue with Champagne decal in a single decal mode.
Jim, the LAH has been to Darryl's as part of my vetting process, been posted on GHW by its former owner and Kelly/Bob H have also seen detailed photos of this. The hand rendered runes and national shield are lacquered over as well and I have a great period photo of what appears to be this exact white bordered hand rendered national shield with the left hand top corner clipped. This is perhaps the only LAH that could be considered a 1 looker. One of the many I have to photograph in detail and post.....this is my top helmet of them all btw along with my factory black M35 and my published SS-VT transitional. That is pretty rare too. So is an SS-PB and SS marked SS Hauptquartier named with research "lost in the mail"...(banghead). Thats a rare one.
Other rare helmets, Factory SA / FHH DD and FHH helmets. Only 1 factory SA/FHH known and about a dozen real FHH helmets.
WW1 helmets with Austrian wound stripe. 3 known. One of these was my first ever helmet when I was 14.
Heer M40 DD. I think 3 known.
Schalburg Korps helmets (Danish Allgemeine SS) I think there are 3 known.
Mirror Runic SS DD. I know of 1, published. Have heard of 2 others, never seen them.
DD FJ M38 Para are pretty damn rare.
Q M42 helmets are quite rare.
Lots of rare helmets!