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World War II

WW 1. Dug German SS Combat Helmet and SA Dress Dagger from France.

Both relics are in remarkable excavated condition. Helmet retains a good amount of original paint and has a visible SS decal. Areas of rust on the surface, particularly in the front. Leather liner intact but loose. The dagger retains most of its wooden grip. Blade is rusted firmly into the scabbard, but I believe it would come loose with some penetrating oil and careful manipulation. These Nazi artifacts were displayed together in a Texas collection but I cannot say for sure that they were found together. Unfortunately the provenance is verbal and not specific.

WW 2. US M-5 Flak Helmet signed by American Hero Major Robert Morgan, Pilot of the B-17 “Memphis Belle” and B-29 “Dauntless Dottie.

Robert Knight Morgan (July 31, 1918 – May 15, 2004) was a colonel and a Command Pilot in the United States Air Force from Asheville, North Carolina. During World War II, while a captain in the United States Army Air Forces, Morgan was a bomber pilot with the 8th Air Force in the European theater and the aircraft commander of the famous B-17 Flying FortressMemphis Belle, flying 25 missions. After completing his European tour, Morgan flew another 26 combat missions in the B-29 Superfortress against Japan in the Pacific Theater. Here is the complete Wikipedia article on Morgan and his life:

The helmet is in great condition with its original liner. Ex. Mike Miner, ex. Jack Melton collection.


WW 3. WW II “GIVE IT YOUR BEST!” US Flag Propaganda Poster Dated 1942.

Near mint condition with only minor tears. Large size, 28″ x 40″. This original World War II propaganda poster was issued by the United States Office of War Information to encourage all Americans to serve their country on the home front as well as on the front line. Dynamic design depicting the stars and stripes American flag above the slogan – Give it Your Best! – as a visually patriotic and effective way to boost the war effort. The United States Office of War Information (OWI; 1942-1945) was created by the US Government to produce coordinated information and propaganda campaigns during the war after the Pearl Harbor attack. Poster No 9 Washington DC US Government Printing Office. Perfect size for framing and will totally give your relic room some character.


WW 4. M-1 US Army Captain’s Helmet. Korean War. 

Great example with original paint and Captain’s Bars. No liner. Provenance uncertain. Ex Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.


WW 5. British Paratrooper’s Combat Helmet found on the September 1944 Arnhem Battlefield. Operation “Market Garden”. 

Very good condition with worn but original brown olive drab paint. Tag on back rim states that it was found by a local farmer and used until 1984, possibly as a storage bucket. These wartime British Airborne helmets are exceedingly rare. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.


WW 6. Horrific Artillery Struck German M-40 KIA Combat Helmet.

Excavated condition. This poor soldier’s head would have totally disintegrated. As you can see, large shrapnel fragments penetrated it from the side and top and blew out the other side. A profound example of what war really is. Provenance uncertain.


WW 7. Catastrophic KIA Artillery Struck German M-40 Combat Helmet.

Completely shattered by multiple shell fragments. Some blowing through the other side of the helmet. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.