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#108749 01/08/2006 02:51 PM
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Thanks Darryl and Shu. Sorry for the poor pic`s, done in a bit of a rush. The decal underneath the runes is another set of runes. I think both were applied in the field, probably started as a SD with factory applied decal and then both pocher decals were applied in the field. These are my assumptions, would like to hear if you guys agree.
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#108750 01/08/2006 02:57 PM
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Shu you are correct, it is the same helmet from Kelly`s book. I was lucky enough to have a friend in the US do some research in the archives, as this helmet is named to Heinz Schwering and I had some great news. He was a member of Totenkopf division , a officer and I have 20-30 documents with 3 photo`s of him on there way too me. 2 of the photo`s are portraits with the last being a pic of him in his full black Allegemeine uniform with totenkopf cuff title.
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#108751 01/08/2006 03:05 PM
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Nice thread, great helmets!
here's a shot of four of my favorites among
2005 acquisitions:
M 35 HEER Q64
M 35 LW DD camo ET66
M 35 POLIZEI NS64
M 40 LW heavy camo paint (kind of reminds me the italian camo patter colors)
ciao Mario

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looking for minty/VG cond NS 35 decaled lids
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other side

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looking for minty/VG cond NS 35 decaled lids
#108753 01/08/2006 03:29 PM
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A wonderful round-up Mario! Wink Your Army DD looks perfect. That's a great score.

Tony, sorry for my elementary question - what's the maker of the double-runic(To be exact, that's the triple decal SS, thenBig Grin)? In theory, the first decal underneath should be the one that corresponds to the shell maker, so it's not supposed to be a Pocher shield. Check it out. Smile

Jesus, Tony, I would appreciate you post the photos of the Totenkopf officer with brief information of his combat record, if possible. I think that's a great bonus added to the already famous helmet.

Shu

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Hi Shu,
the helmet is an ET, I cannot make out the maker of the decal underneath the pocher.
The information on the owner of the M35 will not be with me for about a couple of weeks, my friend still has to send it too me but I will post all the info and pics as soon as they arrive, as well as better pics of the helmet.
Tony


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#108755 01/08/2006 03:59 PM
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Hi Shu,
Here is the info my friend sent me on the owner of the M35.

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Tony,

As promised here's the info I found on Heinz Schwering (born 9 Jan 1912). First, there were about 8 guys named Schwering in the Waffen-SS. Only one had the name Heinrich (a.k.a Heinz). Based on the info in the 20-30 documents I analyzed related to him he was not in Deutschland, but a Hauptscharführer in the SS-Totenkopf. Most of his documents indicate he was stationed at Konzentrationslager (Kzl) Sachsenhausen. There were about 20-30 docs on him (includes some family tree info for racial purity on him & his wife) and 3 pics of him (a straight-on head shot, profile, and kick-ass full body shot in his Allg-SS uniform with what looks like a Totenkopf cuff-title).

Tony


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#108756 01/08/2006 04:04 PM
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Hi Tony, if it's an ET shell, we can safely assume the decal is ET. Particularly, the decal underneath shows a yellowish tint of lacquar, which is a sign of its factory application. To me, everything's explainable here. Thanks Tony for the info. on the man. I think there's a chance still he was in a fighting unit too, considering his age and years of service. Hope you'll find more.

Shu

#108757 01/08/2006 04:27 PM
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This is a problem when a helmet collector is a "Motor Head". I did buy one new helmet for 2005 and one new Mopar. Smile Big Grin Cool
Larry

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#108758 01/08/2006 05:46 PM
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Larry...........Nice Dart. 340 w/Wedge heads I suspect (?).

#108759 01/08/2006 08:55 PM
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Hope these pic`s work, using different software and format is a bti weird.
Anyway my DD para from the SOS.

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#108760 01/08/2006 08:56 PM
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looks like it worked.

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#108761 01/08/2006 09:10 PM
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Now that the helmet has arrived here is a new pic sans grill. Wink Helmet has been brush-painted with the decal being painted around. Seller reports the helmet was dispatched home by a Canadian veteran.

Cody

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#108762 01/08/2006 09:10 PM
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Beautiful FJ helmet, Tony. Let's see the guts please.

Cody...cool helmet. A Canadian vet you say? Possibly from the Italian campaign then since the 1st Cdn Div fought down there.

Cheers,


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#108763 01/08/2006 10:00 PM
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the guts as requested, thanks to Darryl.

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#108764 01/08/2006 10:01 PM
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Better pic of the buckle.

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#108765 01/08/2006 10:09 PM
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Tony,

You're welcome. I have a resizing program that works wonders. It is a valuable tool for forums such as this one where the size limits are very small.

Again...a wonderful helmet.

Cheers,


Darryl
#108766 01/08/2006 10:16 PM
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Darryl,

What resizing tool do you use? I use the Photoshop tool.

Cody

#108767 01/08/2006 10:20 PM
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Cody,

I have a program called "GIMP" which my son installed for me a few years ago. It's great.

Cheers,


Darryl
#108768 01/08/2006 11:18 PM
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Well, I did only bought one helmet 2005. I didnt got any before so it sthe first helemt to!.

Let me explain. I am not into this trench findings and this helmet looks more of an surplus or deserted item. Why? There is no battledamage to it, no other damage what I can see. Only stripped and rusty.


(the only helmet I will afford with teh prices going up all the time...)

Cheers
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#108769 01/08/2006 11:19 PM
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I use MGI photosuite 4 - which is about 5 years old now.

You pull up the image and pick the size you want and it reduces it with minimal loss.

Dave

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#108770 01/09/2006 12:57 PM
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Dave, if I'm not mistaken, that's a nice looking 1939 production Q62. Is that a vet pick-up piece? Love to see the runic side. Smile

Shu

#108771 01/09/2006 02:29 PM
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Some stunning helmets are shown here. Since I am a student, I couldn't afford too much helmets and other regalia last year, but I was able to acquire this helmet (I am still thankful to the person who gave me the opportunity to obtain it from him). Unfortunately, I had to let it go already after some months, but I still regret selling it. Here it is, an original and complete RZM helmet with a dark gun-blue finish. It is named twice.

Cees

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Oregon #340797 11/27/2018 07:32 PM
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So.... After a 10+ year hiatus from this forum, I thought I'd revisit.... I revived this old thread to see where some of these helmets now reside. It was rather entertaining to see some of these images..... Enjoy!!


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Oregon #340799 11/27/2018 10:42 PM
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Tom,

Great idea. You may have to prime the pump a little to get thing flowing.

Dave

Oregon #340801 11/27/2018 10:52 PM
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Here is one my two helmets. My very first military purchase at 6 years old. $4 at the flea market in the northern suburbs of Paris in 1949.

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Oregon #340802 11/27/2018 10:58 PM
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Two faults - the head of the eagle on the scepter is gone and the chin strap was broken in the middle.

Otherwise, the pieces are all there, including the cover. I later found out that cover is worth as much as the helmet. The numeral once sewn to the front of the cover is gone but threads remain.

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Oregon #340832 11/28/2018 11:00 PM
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Here is the property stamp

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Dave #340847 11/30/2018 04:26 PM
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hi dave
i believe this mark represents his unit yeager regt. 46 dated 1910 if i am wrong please educate me merry christmas god bless andy militarynut

Oregon #341271 01/03/2019 10:39 PM
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I was told that "J.R.48" signified a machine gun outfit. Any body know?

Dave #341286 01/05/2019 03:00 AM
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Infantry regiment

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hi tex
yes correct 56th infantry div. or i prefur jeager regt..as long as dave is happy makes me happy thanks for outher opinions god bless andy militarynut

Oregon #341301 01/07/2019 02:56 PM
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Andy,

I'm happy. What do you want for $4 ?

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hi dave
you must have been shopping with vern at the same place i shopped in 1956 ye ole hunter alexander verginia my pichelb cost me 2.00 sorry i had a coupon god bless andy militarynut

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Andy,

Nope

1949 - My father worked for a machine tool manufacturer and we moved to France. Grandma gave me $5 and we visited the flea market in the North of Paris. I blew $4 on that helmet and I still have it.

Dave

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hi dave
well excuse me sir lucky little boy and god bless grandma 5.00 in 1949 that was a ton of money in those years boy just think paris in before a 1949 ten years before a few dozen german soldiers drinking beer on the side walks and took over france man what history hey dave thanks for the great memories that 5.00 bought not todays world thats for sure god bless andy militarynut

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