42nd Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 1728 lots has ended on 2nd May 2021. 85% of all lots sold

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Luftwaffe M38 "Monte Cassino" Fallschirmjäger helmet - ET68

Luftwaffe M38 "Monte Cassino" Fallschirmjäger helmet - ET68

LOT 52-0242
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Auction ended        1st May 2021  |  04:40 pm CEST
RESULT
STARTING PRICE: EUR 4.000,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,50 %
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
LOT 52-0242
EAN 2000000539461
Maker
LOT 52-0242
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 2000000539461
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
Maker
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
LOT 52-0242
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000539461
Maker
Germany 1918 - 1945
Luftwaffe M38 "Monte Cassino" Fallschirmjäger helmet - ET68


Description

Nicely worn M38 paratrooper helmet with lining and chin straps. This helmet is one of four helmets coming out of the Monte Cassino abbey. The helmets were supposedly donated by the Benedictine monks of the abbey to a small local museum in the town of Cassino in 1971.  When this museum closed its doors after less than 10 years in operation, the helmets were acquired by the collector from Naples and found its way to the market.

The ET68 marked shell with nearly full original factory paint. About 90% of the paint is still in place. Signs of wear. It was issued with a single Luftwaffe decal which is still about 80%.

The front shows a very early hand-written document in Italian which was glued to the shell.

Soft leather lining. "Karl Hensler" maker marked. Size "57" marked. A lucky charm was attached to the end of the straps to be worn underneath the lining.

First pattern soft leather straps. One side was cut off

A rare helmet in good condition.


Condition
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