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WW1 French M15 Adrian Combat Helmet With 'RF' (République Française) Infantry Helmet Badge & Liner. Sn 12631 - 12631
The M15 Adrian helmet (French: Casque Adrian) was a combat helmet issued to the French Army during World War 1. It was the first standard helmet of the French Army and was designed when millions of French troops were engaged in trench warfare. The later M1926 helmet was made of a single piece of pressed steel without joining rim and top combe. This is an excellent original WW1 M15 French Adrian Combat Helmet complete with its original sweatband liner. The helmet has original chin strap bales & is fitted with an original Infantry 'RF' (République Française) helmet badge featuring an ignited grenade. The helmet has no dents and it has much of its original original blue/ grey paint finish which has even patina & scuffs consistent with age and service use. It is approx UK size 7. The price for this WW1 Adrian includes UK delivery. Sn 12631

RARE, WW2 Era Nazi German Luftwaffe NCO’s & Other Ranks Fliegerblau (Flier’s Blue) Visor Cap Marked To a Luftwaffe Flying School Squadron With White Metal Luftwaffe Eagle & National Cockade Badges. Sn 16435 - 16435
This is a rare, original Nazi German Luftwaffe NCO’s & Other Ranks visor cap (similar Luftwaffe cap variations and insignia are illustrated in Chapter 5 of ‘The Collector’s Guide To Cloth Third Reich Military Headgear’ by Wilkins). Made of Fliegerblau (Flier’s Blue) Trikot material it has the correct gold / yellow hue piping and ribbed black Rayon headband. The front of the cap is mounted with the correct white metal Luftwaffe Eagle with Swastika & National Cockade cap Badges. The material has no mothing or damage. The cap has a patent leather visor and chin strap with buckles. The cap has its original leather sweatband and cloth liner. The liner and sweatband have minor service wear & have indistinct, worn, manufacturer lettering . The inside of is ink stamped ‘Flg.W.Schule (school) E Neustadt- Glewe’ and ‘L/FI.R.2’ most likely to a Flight training school squadron together with other indistinct letters / numbers (all illustrated in image 2). The cap is approx. UK size 6. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. The price includes UK delivery Sn 16435

SOLD SOLD (15/06) WW1 Era British Officer's Royal Flying Corps (RFC) Uniform Cap With RFC Cap Badge By Cater & Co London. Sn 16344 - 16344
This is an excellent original WW1 era British Officer's Royal Flying Corps (RFC) Uniform Cap. It has the correct thin tan leather chin strap secured by 2 King’s Crown embossed ‘RHG’ Royal Horse Guards brass buttons and vent holes at either side. It has its original 'King's Crown RFC' cap badge. The cap has the correct leather trimmed peak and its leather sweatband and cloth lining is clean and undamaged. The crown is crisply stamed by the manufacturer ‘Cater & Co Ltd 56 Pall Mall London SW Established 1776’. The inside of the leather sweatband has a paper label Printed ‘Folio, Order, Name & Regt’. The label has unreadable contemporary ink handwriting. The cap is approx UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16344

WW1 Era 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers Trooper’s Lance Cap / Chapka Kings Crown Plate, ‘KC 9’ Rosette Boss Button With Black & White Horse Hair Plume. Sn 16249 - 16249
The 9th Queen's Royal Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1715. It saw service for three centuries, including the First and Second World Wars. In April 1813, the Regiment was re-designated as the 9th (or Queen's Royal) Lancers in honour of Queen Adelaide in 1830 (Queen Adelaide was the Queen Consort of King William IV and the Regiment was awarded the privilege of bearing her Royal Cypher). During WW1 The Regiment landed in France as part of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade in the 1st Cavalry Division in August 1914 for service on the Western Front. Captain Francis Grenfell was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in saving the guns of 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery on 24 August 1914 (he was later killed in action on 24 May 1915, as was his twin brother, Riversdale, a yeomanry officer who attached to 9th Lancers). The Regiment then participated in the final "lance on lance" action of the First World War on 7 September 1914 at Montcel à Frétoy in which Lieutenant Colonel David Campbell led a charge of two troops of B Squadron and overthrew a squadron of the Prussian Dragoons of the Guard. The Regiment survived the immediate post WW2 reduction in forces, but was amalgamated with the 12th Royal Lancers to form the 9th/12th Royal Lancers in 1960.This is an original, WW1 era Trooper’s Lance Cap of the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancer's. The Lance Cap has the correct skull and peak of black patent leather with correct brass rope effect waist. The rear has the correct brass ring & hook. The sides are covered in black facing cloth. Brass piping with ornate finials extends down the 4 angles. The cap has the correct brass rosette with Crown and ‘9’ (9th Lancer’s) brass button and Lion’s head bosses with correct leather backed link brass chain. It has a brass plume boss with black & white horse hair plume. The cap is fitted with correct rayed plate and badge comprising the King’s Crown Royal arms, Queen Adelaide ‘AR’ Royal cypher and Battle honours. The cap is complete with original leather sweat band. It is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price for this Trooper’s Lance Cap to a Prestigious Lancer’s Regiment includes UK delivery. Sn 16249

WW2 1942 British Hertfordshire Regiment Tropical Slouch Hat With Formation Patch By H.A.P. Size 7. Sn 16263 - 16263
A WW2 1942 dated Tropical slouch hat with Hertfordshire Regiment formation patch and 4 fold linen pagri topped by black & yellow Regimental band. A slouch hat is a wide-brimmed felt or cloth hat most commonly worn as part of a military uniform, often, although not always, with a chinstrap. It is a survivor of the felt hats worn by certain 18th century armies. Since then, the slouch hat has been worn by military personnel from many different nations including Australia, Britain, India, New Zealand, Southern Rhodesia, France, the United States, the Confederate States, Germany and many others. Australia has had a slouch as standard issue headwear since the late Victorian era. Our British Hertfordshire Regiment slouch hat has a left side ‘Newey’ press stud to turn up the left side. The left side has its original Hertfordshire regiment formation patch. The brim is edged with khaki linen. The felt is completely free of any holes or damage and has crown ventilation holes . Inside the hat it has a brown leather sweat band which is stamped with ‘Size 7’,’1942’ date and manufacturer mark ‘HAP’. It has its original adjustable leather chin strap with brass buckle. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16263

SOLD SOLD (01/07) 1937 Nazi German & Into WW2, Rural Police Shako By Hans Romer. Sn 16256 - 16256
This is a very good, original Nazi Rural Police Shako. The Shako has a green felt covering with a pair of wire mesh vents on either side. The felt has just a few minor areas of wear but is clean. It has an impressive, large stamped aluminum Nazi Police Eagle with swastika and Oak leaf wreath on the front along with a detachable metal cockade with traces of original black & red paint. It has a brown leather chinstrap and it's swivel chin strap bales are present. It has a brown flat top, visor and neck protector. It is complete with its brown leather sweatband. The sweatband is clean & nicely ink stamped on the inside with size '59' (approx UK size 7). And by the manufacturer ‘Hans Romer’. It is also dated ‘1937’ (all illustrated). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 16256

SOLD SOLD (16/08) WW1 British MK II 1918 Pattern Brodie Trench Helmet With Brodie Ink Stamped Sweat Band & Chin Strap. Sn 16183 - 16183
An original WW1 MK II 1918 Pattern British Brodie Steel helmet. It has its original textured olive paint & just a few shallow small dents consistent with age and service use. It has its correct small central copper rivet at the crown and chinstrap bales attached with correct split pins. It is fitted with its original black oilcloth liner with red ink 'Brodie' manufacturer's stamp. The inner rim is stamped ‘HS 76’. It has its original brown leather chinstrap with buckle. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16183

Japanese Edo Period Samurai Warrior’s Moulded Lacquered Jingasa Helmet (War Camp Hat) With Tokugawa Clan Mon Badge, Tasselled Cord & Chin Strap. Sn 16181 - 16181
The jingasa (War Camp Hat) was a type of helmet worn by Japanese Samurai warriors when traveling or encamped. The jingasa is typically lacquered, making it especially lightweight and waterproof. The Edo period is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyo. In the Edo period, the politics of display of sankin kôtai and other ceremonial occasions led to jingasa becoming more decorative in appearance, as was also the case for many other items of samurai arms, armour, and clothing. These items performed important symbolic, ceremonial, and discursive political purposes. This is a Japanese jingasa. with brown lacquer to exterior and red lacquer to interior. The exterior has four sets of twelve ken-type ribbed plated radiating from chrysanthemum shaped boss to the top. It has a painted Tokugawa clan mon to front and gold tassel suspended from copper loop to the reverse, with later padded chin strap It measures 35 x 32.5cm and is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16181

Original Vietnam War Era U.S. Army Steel Combat Helmet With Camo Cover, Shell Liner & 1972 Dated Hot Weather OG-106 Military Baseball Cap. Sn 15984:4 - 15984:4
This is an original Vietnam War Era U.S. Army Steel Combat Helmet With Camo Cover, Shell Liner & 1972 Dated Hot Weather OG-106 Military Baseball Cap. The helmet and liner have no damage and the camo cover is clean and intact with hand written period slogans. The liner has indistinct ink lettering (illustrated).The cap is clean with no damage and has its original label ‘ 7 3/8’ size together with designation and 1972 army stores code (illustrated).The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15984:4

Suez Crisis Era 1955 Dated British WW2 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By CCL With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 16028 - 16028
After 1944 British para helmet production ceased for a number of years but re-commenced in the early 1950’s when new runs of the WW2 pattern helmets were needed to supplement supplies. This is an excellent, complete, original WW2 3rd pattern 1955 dated British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (see page 176 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). The helmet has the correct manganese steel shell with webbing liner & chin strap configuration with leather chin cup. This helmet has no dents and retains its original green paint which has areas of surface wear. The inside crown has a piece of tape with handwritten name ‘Christopher Good’ most likely the name of the paratrooper who was issued with this helmet. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1955' together with manufacturer's mark 'CCL' & size '7 1/8'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16028
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