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H-184

Scarce SS/SD Double Decal Helmet with Veteran Info

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  • $ 4,650


Scarce SS/SD Double Decal Helmet with Veteran Info-This is what is referred to as the “Edelstahl” type of helmet due to the use of “improved” steel in its construction. It is quite similar in form to that of a Model 1935, with only a few minor differences, the most obvious being the much larger air vents on the side of the helmet. The helmet is finished in a smoothly applied, apple green hue that checks in at 85% intact. This example is interesting as it has "reversed" decals. Many had the runic shield on the right side and the part shield on the left. The opposite is true on this one. The SS decal of C.A. Pocher manufacture (these were seen on many very early SS helmets) is a very nice example, checking in at 80% intact. The opposite side of the helmet has a party shield that remains 90% intact. The interior has an 8 tongue, brown leather, size stamped 57 liner that shows some minor discoloration and scuffing from use. There is a drawstring and a four-pad cork buffer. The liner is torn from the liner band in all but one spot. It is loose and should be stitched back in place. The side of the interior is stamped “Edelstahl”. A very small of the black leather chinstrap is all that remains. The steel snap clip for the chinstrap is present. This interesting artifact was liberated by Lieutenant Bill Worden of Colorado. According to his family, he served in the Africa Campaign. We have attached two pics, one of Lt. Worden in the early 1940's and another from 1943 showing a young cousin of Bills playing with his "German WWII souvenirs". Wow! Interesting and priced right!