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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
£375.00

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
£425.00

Suez Crisis Era 1955 Dated British WW2 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By CCL With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 16026 - 16026
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. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1955' together with manufacturer's mark 'CCL' & size '7'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16026
£425.00

VERY RARE, Original, WW1 British Tank Driver’s Armoured Leather ‘Splatter’ Face Mask With Chain Mail Veil & Original Cord Ties. Sn 16018 - 16018
This is a very rare, original WW1 British Tank Driver’s Steel & Leather ‘Splatter’ Face Mask With Chain Mail Veil. The steel mask with slotted steel eye guard protection and ridged nose guard is leather covered and has a padded chamois leather backing. It has its original cloth head ties and original chain mail veil to protect the driver’s mouth and chin. The steel, leather and material are clean & intact. The price for this very rare piece of WW1 tanker’s equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 16018
£1,295.00

WW1 British WD MK II 1918 Pattern Brodie Trench Helmet Stamped ‘HS 63’, Brodie Ink Stamped Liner, Leather Chin Strap & Devonshire Regiment King’s Crown Badge. Sn 16027 - 16027
The Devonshire Regiment was a Regular Army unit. After absorbing some 500 reservists, elements of the Regiment departed for France, landing at Le Havre on 21 August 1914, just 17 days since Britain's entry into the war, as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). The Regiment saw much action throughout WW1. This is an original WW1 MK II 1918 Pattern British Brodie Steel helmet to the Devonshire Regiment. It is complete with leather chinstrap. It has its original rough textured olive finish. The finish has wear in areas to be expected but there are no dents. It has its correct small central copper rivet at the crown and chinstrap bales attached with correct split pins. The front of the helmet is mounted with a darkened metal KC cap badge of the Devonshire Regiment. The helmet has its original net liner & black oilcloth sweatband with red ink 'Brodie' manufacturer's stamp and WD arrow mark. The rim of the helmet is stamped 'HS 64'. It has its original brown leather chinstrap and buckle. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16027
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (08/03) WW2 1943 British WD Chindit Burma Issue Tropical Slouch / Bush Hat By Moores London With Royal Engineers Divisional/ Formation Patch. Sn 16003 - 16003
This is an excellent, original, Slouch / Bush Hat which were issued to Chindit Troops during the Burma Campaign. It has its original pleated cloth headband and it's khaki body is undamaged. It has it' original ventilation holes at the edge of the crown. The right side of the skull is stitch mounted with it's original cloth Divisional/ Formation Patch of the Royal Engineers. The hat has it's original leather sweatband which is crisply impressed '7' (size) together with WD arrow and 1943 date. It also has manufacturer detail ‘Moores London’. All material is clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16003
£0.00

West Point United States Military Academy Cadet Shako To WW2 & Korea Highly Decorated U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Thomas James Bartley Shanley. Sn 15980:10 - 15980:10
Thomas James Bartley Shanley graduated from the prestigious U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, Class of 1939. He saw much action in WW2 and served in Korea. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division attached to the 508th Parachute Infantry regiment (Red Devils). When serving in the UK he was based at Wollaton park Nottingham. He was promoted to Colonel in 1944. During his service he was highly decorated and awarded many decorations comprising : Silver Star, Bronze Star x2, Combat Medal, Purple Heart, Croix De Guerre, US Defence Medal, US Campaign Medal, Europe / Africa Campaign Medal With 4 battle Stars, WW2 Victory Medal, WW2 Occupation Medal, National Defence Medal, Korea Medal, Distinguished service Citation, Meritous Service Citation, French Fourrage, Belgian Fourrage, Militaire & Orde Decree Of Knight (Holland). The following text is abstracted from the Officers Silver Star award citation “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Thomas James Bartley Shanley (ASN: 0-21828), United States Army, for gallantry in action one mile west of ****, France, between 6 June and 10 June 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Shanley, Commanding the Second Battalion, 808th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, dropped by parachute north of *** and assembled approximately 400 officers and men within enemy positions. Despite continuous activity of static and mobile anti-airborne enemy landing groups supported by artillery, mortars and numerous machine guns placed at strategic points, he seized Hill 30 west of the Merderet River. Lacking artillery and with only such equipment, supplies and ammunition as could be recovered from the DZ, Lieutenant Colonel Shanley organized and conducted such an aggressive defense of Hill 30 that continually mounting counter-attacks by numerically superior enemy forced failed to penetrated his defenses during the five days prior to relieve by other United States forces. Lieutenant Colonel Shanley's own will to resist at all cost, and his personal indifference to the hazards of the position were the prime factors in its successful defense. He distinguished himself throughout this period by extraordinary heroism involving risk of life beyond the call of duty. His superb courage in the exercise of outstanding leadership in a critical situation inspired and encouraged all who shared danger to emulate his example in the execution of an extremely difficult and hazardous mission. He was directly responsible for the immobilization of considerable enemy strength which might have been used to imperil the successful operations of other airborne elements east of the Merderet River. His performance was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army”. Lt Col Shanley retired as a U.S. Army Colonel & died in 2004. This West Point Cadet’s Shako belonged to Lt Col Shanley. It has a black felt covering with a patent leather flat top. It has an impressive, large brass West Point plate with Academy arms and motto. It has the correct cockade, patent leather peak with brass rim and embossed brass ‘USMA Cadet American Eagle’ bosses with leather chin strap. The Shako is complete with its original leather sweatband which has some service wear. The sweatband has its original stamp ‘ The Cadet Store West Point NY’ and size label ‘7 1/8’. The Shako is accompanied by a hand written list of the Officer's awards which was acquired with this item. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15980:10
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 22/03) WW2 Nazi German Army M40 Camouflage Combat Helmet By ‘EF’ (Emailliwerk AG Fulda) With Original Chicken Wire Camo Cover, Original Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15793:57 - 15793:57
This is an original WW2 M40 combat helmet in excellent condition. The helmet has its original neatly attached chicken wire Camo cover structure which fits the helmet perfectly. It has no dents, even patina and all rivets/ pins and steel chin strap bales are correctly in place. The inner skirt of the helmet is manufacturer stamped ‘EF’ which is Quist together with shell size ‘64’ and lot number ‘21746’ which is partially obscured by a contemporarily applied hand written white paint name which appears to be ‘H.Hitzd’ most likely the name of the German soldier issued with this helmet. The helmet has its original undamaged leather liner which has even field/ combat wear. The helmet has its original leather chin strap with buckle. All leather and stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% genuine. Sn 15793:57
£0.00

WW2 Era Nazi German Hitler Youth (HJ) Blue Cloth Visored Field Cap With Enamelled HJ Pin Cap Badge RZM Marked M 1/66 (Fritz Kohm Pforzheim) . Sn 15793:56 - 15793:56
This is an original WW2 Era HJ field cap. These caps were based on the Bergmutze (mountain cap) design. Our example is constructed of the dark blue material. The cap is undamaged and has just light areas of staining consistent with age and use. The front of the cap is mounted with a small HJ enamelled brass pin badge with rear clasp fastener. The colours of the badges are vivid and clean and the enamel undamaged. The rear of the cast badge has an embossed Nazi RZM roundel mark and code ‘M1/66’ which is the Nazi wartime manufacturer code for Fritz Kohm Pforzheim. The cap has its original padded grey material lining. The cap is approx. UK size 6 1/2. As with all of our stock this cap is guaranteed 100% genuine. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15793:56
£375.00

WW2 Era British Rough Finish Tommy Combat Helmet By BMB With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15793:51 - 15793:51
This is an excellent, original, WW2, steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet. This helmet has all of its original rough texture finish & has no dents. The inner rim of the helmet has indistinct very faint manufacturer letters and numbers which appear to be ‘BMB46’. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15793:51
£195.00
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