The Holy Grail of German Helmets in an Original M35 Shell!!!
ET66 lot 2711 in Gothic "ET" font dates to an early production year of 1936.
The ET decal is the thick black bordered version seen only on pre-war ET SS helmets and is composed of a metallic white surface much like an oyster shell and exactly as the originals appear. The party shield is the ET factory version and toned down to match with the rest of the shell.
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$475 SOLD - (B. Leatherpants)
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GERMAN HELMET FACTORY PRODUCTION CODES
(Every original German helmet produced from 1935 to 45 had two factory stampings punched into the side and rear or both in the rear. The alpha numeric number refers to the factory location and the inside metric circumference in centimeters. The rear lot number refers to the production run and was used as a quality control measure. The font styles used at each factory were slightly different but highly consistent throughout the war and so fakes or reproductions will either not have these numbers at all or they will use the wrong font style or letter spacing and so are easily identified as post war made.)
(FS or EF)-Emaillierwerke AG, Fulda, Germany
(ET or ckl)-Eisenhuttenwerke, Thale, Germany
(Q)-Quist, Esslingen, Germany
(NS)-Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke, Schwerte, Germany
(SE or hkp)-Sachsische Emaillier u. Stanzwerke, Lauter, Germany