Wharton Militaria
 3rdreichheadgear
GHC0001
GHC0001
A very nice example of an Army Medical Officer's peaked cap in excellent condition. Hat is made by Erel, minor moth nip and marks to hat top right side edge. A nice cap, I have the tunic to this cap too.
     £625.00
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GHC0002
GHC0002
A very nice Kriegsmarine sailor's hat with ‘Kriegsmarine’ cap tally. Hat in excellent condition, cap tally a little worn. Maker marked ‘Hetha Marine’ with anchor and trident logo. Complete with correct Kriegsmarine cap eagle and roundle insignia. Kriegsmarine caps seem to be becoming harder to come across.
     £495.00
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GHC0003
GHC0003
A Kriegsmarine sailor's hat with the scarce rank cap tally ‘Ocean Pilot’. Hat in excellent condition, cap tally has some wear. Maker marked ‘Martin Krajenski Fbonn' Grosse Bergstr 100. Not often do you get the chance of a particularly scarce cap tally to the Harbour Master's office - cap taken by a Royal Naval officer from Kiel following the take over by the Royal Navy Port Authority, came with a lot of KM items.
     £475.00
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GHC0004
GHC0004
An SA mans peaked cap in reasonable to good condition. Hat has maker details in head lining , some mothing and damage to hat rear edge, see pictures, though this does not detract, however, price reflects.

GHC0004A
GHC0004A
A nice example of an Old Comrades peaked cap in excellent condition. Hat has maker details in head lining , some marks to peak surface, overall a clean cap with a fine shape to it, very Kriegsmarine in style so possible once owned by a naval veteran.
     £225.00
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GHC0005
GHC0005
A very nice Afrikakorps DAK side cap, maker 'Heiler, Munchen' size not indicated though it is about a 56 or 57. The cap eagle is hand stitched, there is no roundle nor does there ever appear to have been. Some staining to the top other than that a good example of a DAK side cap.
     £345.00
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GHC0006
GHC0006
Luftwaffe leather flying helmet model K33 in excellent condition, winter weight, wool lining. The K33 did not have ear phones. Lining in excellent condition with very little wear, the leather brow sweatband is in fair though worn condition, some cracking on the leather edges, see photographs. This is a very nice example of the K33 flying helmet.
     £275.00
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GHC0007
GHC0007
Luftwaffe leather flying helmet model LKpW 101 in excellent condition, winter weight, wool lining. Ear phones fitted but lacking throat mike and jack plug, the cord point having been very carefully removed, this was quite common practice. Lining in excellent condition with very little wear, likewise the leather brow sweatband is in good to excellent condition. This is a very nice example of the 101 flying helmet.
     £365.00
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GHC0008
GHC0008
M35 Luftwaffe double decal, 1st pattern Luftwaffe eagle, decal about 85%, shield about 90%, liner size 66 dated 1938, chin strap maker numbered though faint – possible 1938 or 1940. An excellent example of a 1st Pattern Luftwaffe helmet.
     £1,175.00
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GHC0009
GHC0009
M35 Luftwaffe double decal helmet in excellent condition, The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked Q68 and batched 21441, still retaining its Luftwaffe grey paint with the odd scratch and mark, otherwise a uniform finish overall. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The Luftwaffe 2nd pattern eagle is in reasonable condition, approx 75% with some scratching and damage, national shield approx 85% intact, again with some scratching. The liner is in good condition with the leather supple. Liner is dated 1939 and sized 61. Complete with chin-strap. A very nice Luftwaffe helmet.

GHC0010

GHC0011
GHC0011
An M42 'raw edge' German steel helmet in excellent condition, complete with its liner which is maker marked and dated 1940, size 57. The liner is in used condition, the leather is basically supple however there are scuffs and marks though in general looks like minimal wear. The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked CKL64 and batched 5291. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The helmet shell retains its dark grey paint across its surface, some minor marks visible - see photographs. A nice honest M42 helmet
     £400.00
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GHC0012
GHC0012
An interesting M42 'raw edge' German steel helmet in excellent condition. The helmet has a rare rivited transitional lining band with the M17 triple pad for the head lining. The 'liner' leather is basically supple in part however there are scuffs, dryness and burn marks on the pads, one has collapsed from the band, one pad has a circular stamp with 'Zoll 1130'. The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked EF66 and batched 1803. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The helmet shell retains its dark grey paint across its surface though the earlier darker paint is showing through on the top, minor marks visible - see photographs - the letters 'O.S.' are painted into the rear rim edge. An interesting M42 helmet for the descerning collector wanting a scarce transitional band example. Priced to reflect the pad damage.
     £460.00
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GHC0013
GHC0013
An M42 'raw edge' German steel helmet in excellent condition, complete with its liner which is maker marked and dated 1943, size 58. The liner is in almost unissued condition, the leather is basically supple to going stiff. The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked hkp66 and batched 5618. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The helmet shell retains a tan paint across its surface, some minor marks visible - see photographs. A nice honest M42 helmet that was most likely Balkans or Italy rather than Africa.
     £425.00
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GHC0014
GHC0014
A nice M42 'raw edge' German steel 'camo' helmet shell in excellent condition. The helmet was recently recovered from a derelict French farm in the Gasson area of Brittany. The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked EF66 (may well be ET69 - the strike isn't clear) and batched 2083. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The helmet shell retains its camo paint across its surface, very typical of the 1944 Falaise 'style', - see photographs - plus the remains of a decal are visiable along with the letters of a name painted into the rim right front edge. The helmet shell still has the 3 liner studs in place. An fine example of an M42 camo helmet shell. Priced to reflect the lack of liner.
     £450.00
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GHC0015
GHC0015
M42 Army single decal helmet in excellent condition, The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked and batched together '16' with the maker designation difficult to read, still retaining its paint with the odd scratch and mark, though some under colour showing through. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The Army eagle is in excellent condition, approx 95% plus. The liner is in good condition with the leather supple. Liner is dated and sized. Complete with chin-strap. A very nice Army helmet.
     £650.00
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GHC0016
GHC0016
M42 Army helmet, raw edge, winter painted. The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked LS64 and batched D350, brushed paint finish overall with the usual scratches and marks, some loss of paint finish to right side and front (see images) though does not detract. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. Liner dated, though difficult to read and sized 57. Complete with chin strap which is in good condition. A nice straightforward winter camo helmet.
     £480.00
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GHC0017
GHC0017
A fine example of an M42 'raw edge' winter camo German steel helmet in excellent condition, complete with its liner which is maker marked and dated 1940, size 59. The liner has seen a lot of use though is in good overall condition, the leather is basically supple however it has began to go a bit with time. The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked hk06? and batched 3466. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The helmet shell retains its white brushed paint across its surface, faint painted rings/bands showing through under the white paint, some minor blemishes and stains though these do not detract at all. A nice example of a winter camo helmet.
     £480.00
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GHC0018
GHC0018
M42 Dutch SS double decal, decals about 55% for runes (runes are on a painted white shield) and 50%+ for shield (where shield has come away from helmet the earlier German NSDAP party shield is visible), green painted and rough textured surface, liner size 56 dated 1944, chin strap maker numbered and dated 1940. This helmet came from the Giesbec area of Holland, near the German border towards Goch. Rare helmet.
     £1,950.00
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GHC0019
GHC0019
M42 Police double decal helmet in excellent condition, The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked ET62 and batched 2587, still retaining a uniform finish with the expected scratches and marks. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The police shield is in excellent clear condition with minimal scratching, party shield approx 75% intact, though has damage to the centre area on the swastika and a number of scratches to the left side of the decal. The liner is in 'lived in' condition, the leather is basically supple however it has began to go a bit with time and has had some leather waxing applied at some point. Liner dated 1940 and sized 57. Complete with chin-strap. A nice police combat helmet.
     £1,135.00
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GHC0020

GHC0021

GHC0022
GHC0022
WW1 M17, blue/black painted, Luftschutze decal, decal about 90%, M17 aluminium liner. Right side vent removed during contemporary repair and fitting of M17 liner, vent stud no longer needed hence not replaced, photograph shows the inside and external surface to see the quality of repair. No damage to the front rim as often found with the earlier M16 and M17 helmets. An interesting home front or second line civil use helmet.
     £475.00
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GHC0023
GHC0023
WW1 M17 Austrian shell, M17 liner, complete with chin strap, Luftschutze decal to front (50% decal remaining) dark green painted though blotches of white paint are evident.
     £465.00
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GHC0024

GHC0025
GHC0025
3 piece gladiator helmet, stenciled white NSDAP eagle to front, soft brown painted, some minor scratches. Helmet rim stamped RL 2 40/12 Hochstpreis Rmk 8. There is also a painted wording RL2 40/12 Luftschutz der NSDAP Worms 1341, plus stenciled makers details much the same as the painted wording. Liner in dry condition, one tongue torn, No chin strap. An excellent example of a NSDAP stencilled eagle.
     £425.00
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GHC0026
GHC0026
1 piece Luftschutz, no decals, usual navy blue painted, helmet rim stamped 39/2, liner & economy plastic chin strap, good condition throughout, nice example of a one piece gladiator with economy chin strap.
     £225.00
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GHC0027
GHC0027
Fire Police helmet, single decal political style (double air vents), helmet red colour for Fire Department, police shield 90% has a scratch or two, though the decal is basically clear. Liner in fine condition. Chin strap complete. A nice helmet.
     £425.00
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GHC0028
GHC0028
Civilian 'Duck-bill' visor helmet (double air vents), black/blue painted finish, Luftschutze decal, decal about 95%, M17 liner, with chin strap. A nice example of the helmet and becoming scarce these days, Excellent condition overall.
     £425.00
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GHC0029
GHC0029
Double decal Police helmet in black finish, political style (double air vents), police decal almost untouched, slight scratch to top edge but does not detract, party shield almost intact though has minor scratch to swastika and scrape to top left corner of decal. Helmet has correct comb studs fitted in lieu of comb. Liner & chin strap in excellent to specimen condition. Liner size 56, maker marked. A really nice example of this increasingly difficult to find helmet. Looks lovely, iconic 3rd Reich Home Front.
     £445.00
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GHC0030
GHC0030
A rare double decal Hitler Youth Flak Helper helmet in black finish, political style (double air vents), HJ decal has been de-nazified however sufficient remains to identify it as HJ, national shield scratched but does not detract. Helmet has correct comb studs fitted in lieu of comb. Liner and chin strap in excellent condition, complete with leather neck and shoulder protector. Liner size 56. A really nice example of this difficult to find helmet. Looks lovely, iconic 3rd Reich Home Front and HJ interest.
     £425.00
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GHC0031

GHC0032

GHC0033
GHC0033
Beaded M40 Luftshutz helmet in excellent condition, with the Luftshutz decal to the front and 'Telefunken' decals to each side. Helmets retains all of its paint finish and is in excellent overall condition, stamped Q64 and batch numbered DN218. Liner is in lovely clean condition and marked '56' and still retains its liner string. A very interesting Luftshutz helmet with the advantage of civil works decals too.

GHC0034
GHC0034
3 piece Luftschutz, nice front decal, usual navy blue painted, helmet rim stamped RL2-38/31 plus other details, liner has some edge scuffing, chin strap in good order, good condition throughout, nice example.

GHC0035

GHC0036
GHC0036
3 piece Luftschutz helmet, nice front factory insignia, usual navy blue painted, has an orange painted band around the helmet body bead, helmet rim stamped RL2-38/28 plus other details, liner is in excellent condition, chin strap in good order though has had a contempory repair by the buckles, good condition throughout, nice example of a Luftscutz helmet.
     £195.00
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GHC0037
GHC0037
Fireman's helmet, standard political style (double air vents), helmet painted black in colour, though red paint visible underneath around rivit holes. Helmet has correct white metal comb and shield plate fitted to the front. Liner in fine condition though some red paint marks on the leather. Chin strap complete and in good condition. A nice fireman's helmet.
     £195.00
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GHC0038
GHC0038
Early German steel fire helmet, circ 1890s-1900, round skull with a brass comb, comb front is splayed open above the helmet shield, looks as if made this way to accomadate the helmet shield, sloping visor with a flared back brim. Helmet front has a shield with a Gothic 'B'. Liner is in excellent condition. Brown leather chinstrap in good condition. A very nice early German Fireman's helmet.
     £225.00
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GHC0039
GHC0039
A fine original Imperial German Pickelhaube Fireman's helmet with liner, chin strap and helmet plate. The helmet has it's original black leather visor and neck protecter. The visor has a metal rim edge. Ornate brass bosses backing white ringed cockades retain the original leather chinstrap with buckle. The top of the helmet has a large chromed combe. The front of the helmet has a white metal eagle plate with a coat of arms to the chest, secured by the usual brass fittings on the inside of the helmet. The interior of the helmet has it's original cushioned leather sweatband liner which is clean and undamaged, the liner is ink stamped '57'. A really nice looking civil pickelhaube.
     £245.00
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GHC0040
GHC0040
A fine original Imperial German Pickelhaube Fireman's helmet with liner, chin strap and helmet plate. The helmet has it's original black leather visor and neck protecter. The visor has a metal rim edge. Ornate brass lion's head bosses backing red/white ringed cockades retain the original leather chinstrap with buckle. The top of the helmet has a large brass combe. The front of the helmet has a brass shield plate with the insignia 'GB' attached, secured by the usual brass fittings on the inside of the helmet. The interior of the helmet has it's original leather sweatband liner which has a few scuff and wear marks. A really nice looking civil pickelhaube.
     £300.00
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GHC0041
GHC0041
WW1 Pickelhalbe in fine condition with excellent patina overall, back comb has a gap between the fitting and the helmet body where the leather has shrunk over time. A nice helmet
     £465.00
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GHC0042
GHC0042
WW1 M18, M18 liner, dark green painted finish, a text book example of this helmet, in excellent condition without the usual crack on the front rim which in itself is a scarce bonus. Liner is in very good condition with all pads sound, remains of chin strap still attached. A well presented WW1 German M18 helmet.
     £680.00
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GHC0050

GHC0051

GHC0070
GHC0070
M42 Saarland helmet, raw edge, single decal which is in beautiful condition. Saarland decal is in near perfect condition.The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked EF64 and batched ?856, uniform paint finish overall with minimal scratches and marks. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents, oval stamp in the helmet inside top clearly visible. Liner dated but difficult to see clearly, sized 57. Complete with chin strap which is in excellent condition and maker marked. This is an extremely scarce helmet.

GHC0071
GHC0071
M40 NSKK helmet, rolled edge, orginal anti-shine paint in fine condition. The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked Q64 and batched DN580? (difficult to read), anti-shine paint finish overall with the usual scratches and marks, the NSKK decal is painted around. The steel integrity has been compromised, there is a blast fracture crossing the front ~ see pictures, I have tried to show it clearly but it is actually almost not visible ~ there are none of the usual bumps or dents on the shell. Liner maker and date is difficult to read, leather is generally in good condition, one tongue has a torn hole otherwise undamaged. Complete with chin strap which shows signs of wear and cracking. This is a scarce helmet that isn't often seen. I also have some documents and some photos from the same source.

GHC0079
GHC0079
M40 Luftwaffe single decal helmet in excellent condition, The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked Q68 and batched DN211, still retaining its Luftwaffe grey paint with the odd scratch and mark, otherwise a uniform finish overall. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The Luftwaffe 2nd pattern eagle is in excellent condition, approx 95% plus. The liner is in good condition with the leather supple. Liner is dated and sized. Complete with chin-strap. A very nice Luftwaffe helmet.

GHC0080
GHC0080
A fine example of an M42 'raw edge' German steel helmet in excellent condition, complete with its liner which is maker marked and dated 1943, size 57. The liner is in used condition, the leather is basically supple however there are scuffs and marks plus edge wearing, though this does not detract at all. The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked Q64 and batched ?N538. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The helmet shell retains its dark grey paint across its surface, some minor stains barely visible. A nice honest M42 helmet

GHC0081
GHC0081
M42 'raw edge' Kriegsmarine single decal camo steel helmet in excellent condition, complete with its liner which is maker marked and dated 1940, size 55. The liner is in good overall condition, the leather is basically supple however it has began to stiffen a bit with time. The helmet shell is in excellent shape, marked hkp64 and batched 5076. The steel integrity has not been compromised at all, there are none of the usual bumps or dents. The Kriegsmarine decal is about 95% intact. A nice example of a Kriegsmarine camo helmet.

GHC0082
GHC0082
3 piece Luftschutz helmet, with painted SA roundle and eagle to the sides, brown painted, helmet rim details are painted over, remains of a label to rear rim, liner has some edge scuffing, chin strap in good order though has some colouration to the fixing area, good condition throughout, interesting example of an early used Luftshutz helmet.