Nice late 1930’s Nazi Luftschutz (Civil Defense) “Gladiator” helmet with 95% of the decal and 80% of the original paint remaining. The helmet is painted steel depicting feathered wings, laurel leaves, and a swastika, above it reads: “Luftschutz”.
Circa late 1930’s
Approximately 25” inside circumference; 9 ¼” ear to ear; 11 ½” back to front; 5 ½” tall
Painted steel, leather, cork
Chin strap with steel buckles
“VERTRIEB GENEHMIGT GEME B(?)S(?) LUFTSCHUTZGESETZ”
This is from German militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-JST-20-15 LBIEX2/15 SLCCEX4/15
8- (Very Fine—Excellent): Helmet shows areas of oxidation, leather inside is soft and supple, nearly all the painted and decal details remain intact.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.