Mega Rare Authentic Waffen SS Tropical Helmet Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Excellent example is in very good condition, with all components intact. The original khaki cloth covering is intact and retains its original color well but does show staining from use and age. The helmet band, is in excellent condition, and still completely hides the liner rivets. The leather rim is mostly intact, with some small tears, but retains the original grey finish. The interior of the helmet still has the original red cotton lining with minimal fading but shows dirt and age staining. The sweatband is in excellent soft and supple condition. The felt padding and fiber band are still in good condition. The underside of the leather sweatband is marked with size 56, a 1941 date and manufacturer stamp. The SS and National Flag shields are zinc and both have the maker JFS 43 on the reverse. This is the proper maker for SS shields. These shields have ALWAYS been on this helmet. The U.S. Veteran that brought the helmet home wrote his Laundry number on the inside of the helmet. An exceedingly rare helmet! Rarely do authentic versions of these come up for sale. Pulled out of a 40 year collection and was a direct Vet purchase by them. Nice example showing the expected minor age and wear overall good condition. One of the classic desirable collector’s items from the SS in good condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE, DO NOT MISS THIS!