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Luftwaffe M38 paratrooper helmet - family purchased - ET68

Luftwaffe M38 paratrooper helmet - family purchased - ET68

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Online bidding open from        26th February – 6th March 2022
STARTING PRICE
4.000,00
GBP 3.327,12
USD 4.455,20
4000
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER Eisenhüttenwerke Thale
WEIGHT
LOT
EAN 2000000553368
LOT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 2000000553368
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER Eisenhüttenwerke Thale
WEIGHT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
LOT
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000553368
MAKER Eisenhüttenwerke Thale
WEIGHT
Germany 1918 - 1945
Luftwaffe M38 paratrooper helmet - family purchased - ET68


Description

Luftwaffe M38 helmet which was only issued to German paratroopers. This example came of the family's estate and was not available to the market before. A very interesting piece in untouched condition!

Typical helmet shell with an "ET66" maker and size stamp to the side.

Liner: Soft leather. Well worn. Slightly deformed. No rips.
Markings: "Kopfweite 58" size marked and "Stahlhaube Gr.68" shell size marked. Hensler maker marked.

Screws: Slotted screws! 100% period time added. The helmet was worn example like that!
Chin straps: Soft leather. Working button. 1st pattern straps in well worn condition. Signs of age.

Paint: Around 80% factory paint. Sign of wear and age.
Decal: EAbout 90%. Signs of wear.

Some damage to the inner ring which looks to have happened period time. There is a very old cord which was used to fix it. Some pads loose. Liner jiggling.

A fantastic helmet including a card coming out of the estae sent from "Euer Berthold" from Fallschirmschule Witstock!


Condition
2-3