An incredibly rare and seemingly genuine WWII German helmet featuring double decals and a stamped beaded M40 shell with liner.

The decals are situated on both the left and right sides of the helmet with 1 x party shield decal and 1 x DRK round bottom decal. The disputed round bottom decal is a well known debate amongst collectors of German helmets, some are saying they are not original whilst others are saying they are 100% genuine and were used on these helmets during the war.

Hard to make out and just distinguishable, it is believed that the shell markings include the letters DN and the numbers 66 making this a large helmet in size.

We can verify that both decals have been under a dual wave UV lamp and show no fluorescence and we can also confirm the decals are smooth to the edge and they do not feel in relief of the shell which reinforces the conclusions from a number of respected collectors we have spoken to that the helmet is genuine.

Reasonable offers will be considered.


In very good condition with wear commensurate with age. Please see the pictures for a better understanding of its condition.

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German Red Cross WWII DRK M1940 / M40 beaded double decal DRK helmet - size 66 shell - black - rare

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  • £599.99