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Dave's Desk  

Previous Issues

Issue #1 Black Allgemeine SS out of the Woodwork

Issue #2 General Update & Rambling On

Issue #3 Sometimes I have to keep 'em

Issue #4 History, that's what is all about!

Issue #5 Wow, What a Year!

Issue #6 Pre-Show of Shows

Issue #7 Show of Shows

Issue #8 Determining Authenticity

Issue #9 Slow Market???

Issue #10 Changes at WW2GermanHelmets.com 

Issue #11 Let's talk about a helmet!!!

Issue #12 2011 German Helmets Calendar

     

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Issue #13 January 2011

Happy New Year!!! 

Good day fellows and Happy New Year.   As you can see from the photo above, we are snowed in here at the Global Headquarters of WW2GermanHelmets.com.   This is the view from my office window.  But, it is business as usual though so no worries.  I have a four wheel drive Jeep for making those UPS & Postal Service runs to get orders out.   First of all, I want to say a big thank you to my regular customers for making 2010 a record year for the business.   I am sincere with my thanks as literally this is how I take care of my family.    I know the economy has been rough so I feel really lucky to be faring the recession pretty well with the WWII German Helmets and various items.   During the course of 2010 I was able to land some incredible WWII German helmets.  It really keeps me motivated and keeps my energy level high.  In my day to day World, I never know what is coming down the pipe next.    For example, earlier this week I was contacted by a very nice young lady in Arizona that is a current member of the US Army.  Her great uncle was a member of the 2nd Armored Division and brought back a really neat M1942 Waffen SS helmet.   That one is on the way and I can't wait to see it.   I also was able to score a really nice M1938 Fallschirmjager Camouflaged helmet from a fellow up in New York State.   That's another piece that I can't wait to see in hand.    I continue to be excited with the number of helmets that are still coming out of the "wood work".    It really makes this hobby interesting and it allows us as collectors to grow our knowledge as well.   These "Vet Bringback" pieces are typically untouched and are fantastic.   I really believe that the future in our hobby is bright.   During 2010 I gained a number of new customers, many of which are younger collectors.   For example, I have a young fellow that loves the WWII German items that is in his freshman year at the Naval Academy.    WWII history is going strong and is alive and well.   I am convinced that this passion for history is what drives the WWII Militaria industry.


 

       

Major Richard "Dick" Winters   

Company E (Easy), 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne

Born:  January 21, 1918   Died:  January 2, 2011

In other news, I am sad to report that one of my heroes, as well as a hero of many of you passed away on January 2nd.   The hero I speak of is Major Richard "Dick" Winters from Easy Co., 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne.    Dick Winters never thought of himself as a hero.   His generation is the greatest generation and perhaps the most humble.   I feel confident that Dick Winters died with a content heart and with no regrets.   During WWII while experiencing some of the darkest days in the War, Dick Winters prayed that if he could make it back home alive that he would find a little quiet farm and spend the rest of his life there in peace.  That is exactly what Winters did.   I highly recommend his book Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick WintersGod Bless Dick Winters, his family, & his Band of Brothers.           


Don't forget that the Show of Shows in Louisville is just around the corner.   This really is a fantastic opportunity to get out, meet fellow collectors, as well as pick up some deals on some fantastic WWII items.    The show features dealers from around the World as well as collectors.   It looks like I will be hanging out at E-33 at the show.   Be sure to stop in.  The favorite part of the show for me is being able to meet up with all the helmet collectors.   Take a lot of cash with you and be prepared for sensory overload!

http://www.sosovms.com/show_of_shows.htm

 

19th ANNUAL

 


    February 24-27, 2011

1,622 Table International Militaria Show

 

             IF it's Militaria, It will be THERE!

 

Documents, Books, Uniforms, Edged Weapons,

Helmets, Medals & Decorations, Military antique

firearms, And MUCH, MUCH More!

 

MEET FAMOUS MILITARY VETERANS FROM THE PAST

 

The Place:


Kentucky Exposition Center
South Wing B
I-264: Exit 11
I-65: Exit 131-B
Louisville, Kentucky

 

WHERE TO STAY:

Click the link below to display a list of hotels/motels in the area around the Kentucky Exposition Center.

List of hotels/motels around the Kentucky Exposition Center (.pdf)

SHOW HOURS:

 

THURSDAY:

Exhibitor Move-In: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

OVMS Members*: 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

*Memberships available at the door

 

FRIDAY:

Exhibitors: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

OVMS Members & Public: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

SATURDAY:

Exhibitors: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Members & Public: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

SUNDAY:

Exhibitors Move-Out & Members until noon

 

 

DAILY ADMISSION:

Adults: $9.00 (children under 18 free when

accompanied by parent or adult)

Weekend Pass: $16.00 (Friday & Saturday)

 

Lastly, if you haven't ordered your WWII German Helmet calendar, they are still available.  The calendars are $20.00 (free postage in the US & $5 for international shipping).    The feedback has been super.  I am very pleased with the finished product.  The calendars are 24 pages 11x17 in four color high quality 80# gloss paper.   These are really perfect for home or office.   Just shoot me an email to order yours today.   

Click here for the Order Form for your 2011 German Helmet Calendar

Until next time, happy hunting!

Dave 

 

Authentic German
WWII Helmets are
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Payment Methods and Shipping   

Cash, Check, Money Order, PayPal, Visa/MasterCard, and Bank Transfer are all accepted.   I also am pleased to accept layaways.   Simply pay 1/2 down, then pay the remaining balance within 30 days.  Once the balance is paid, I will ship your item promptly. 



There will be a 4.0% fee for PayPal purchases. For PayPal, simply provide me with your e-mail address and the item(s) you want and I will forward you a PayPal invoice.   MasterCard/Visa purchases include a 3.5% processing fee for US and international orders.

SHIPPING 

Items will be shipped after the check clears for items paid with personal checks. 

Shipping will be handled on a quote basis.  Generally we use UPS for domestic as the tracking is superior and the service very reliable.  We can  offer FedEx & USPS shipping as well.   

International shipping is also on a quote by quote basis.  I will ship to any country that shipping is available.   Be advised that if you are in a banned country, the risk for customs seizure is yours.  For International shipments I recommend using USPS Express International Mail as it can be tracked.  EMS is more expensive, however less services with the US Postal Service put you at risk for loss as the tracking capabilities are limited.  For the safest and best tracking as well as the fastest transit time, I recommend United Parcel Service, International Door to Door Service.  For shipments with low value declared without proper insurance, WW2GermanHelmets.com cannot accept liability for loss or damage.    

 

Please make checks and money orders payable as follows:

 

WW2GermanHelmets, Inc.

128 Silver Pine Drive  

Hendersonville NC 28739

USA  

Email:  GermanHelmets@morrisbb.net

Phone:  828-335-1944

 


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