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Original WW1 British WD 1918 Pattern Other Ranks Field Service Cap Of The Royal Marines Artillery With Regiment Cap Badge . Sn 15703:19 - 15703:19
The Royal Marine Artillery was formed as an establishment within the British Royal Marines in 1804 to man the artillery in bomb vessels. As their coats were the blue of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, this group was nicknamed the "Blue Marines" and the Infantry element, who wore the scarlet coats of the British infantry, became known as the "Red Marines". During the First World War, in addition to their usual stations aboard ship, Royal Marines were part of the Royal Naval Division which landed in Belgium in 1914 to help defend Antwerp and later took part in the amphibious landing at Gallipoli in 1915. The Royal Marines also took part in the Zeebrugge Raid in 1918. This is an original Royal Marines Artillery 1918 pattern OR’s field service cap. The khaki cloth cap with peak and leather chin strap has a black oil cloth lined crown and sweatband. The left and right sides of the cap have small brass Regiment button bosses for the chin strap. The crown has some indistinct original white ink lettering and crisp white ink WD arrow mark. The cap is fitted with its original Brass Regiment cap badge. All material is clean and undamaged. It is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:19
£475.00

WW2 1942 1st Pattern Nazi German Luftwaffe Double Decal North Africa / Italy/ Mediterranean Campaigns Tropical Pith Helmet (Tropenhelm) By ORL With Chin Strap & Liner. Sn 15703:7 - 15703:7
This is an original 1st Pattern Nazi German Luftwaffe tropical pith helmet (Tropenhelm). These helmets were issued to German troops serving in the North Africa, Italy, Mediterranean theatres of war during WW2. The helmet has the correct six panel, vertically seamed, sand coloured cotton cloth covering and headband which is undamaged . The helmet has a vented crown. The brim is leather trimmed. The helmet has 2 alloy decals. The left decal is the Luftwaffe Eagle with Swastika and the right is the German National tricolour shield. The decals are excellent and original to the helmet. The interior is lined in light weight red cotton. The cotton is stamped ‘5’. It has its original leather sweatband which has a manufacturer’s impressed triangular cartouche. The inside of the liner is ink stamped ‘No.55’, dated ‘1942’ and is manufacturer marked with the Nazi code ‘ORL’. The helmet has its original brass chin strap hooks and green leather chinstrap. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:7
£575.00

RARE, Original, WW2 1944 'D-Day' British 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By BMB With Liner, Chin Strap & Original Camouflage Netting. Sn 15703:6 - 15703:6
This is an excellent, complete, original WW2 1944 dated 3rd Pattern British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (See pages 152 & 153 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). 3rd pattern Jump Helmets were manufactured from 1943 and featured a manganese steel shell with webbing liner & leather chin cup. They 1st saw action on June 6th 1944 for the Normandy Invasion. This helmet has no denting, retains its original green paint and is complete with correct webbing liner & chinstrap with leather cup. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1944' together with manufacturer's mark 'BMB' and size '7 1/2'. The sweatband has contemporary hand written names ‘Marsden’ & ‘Pte Ayre’ most likely names of the WW2 soldiers who wore this helmet. The helmet is fitted with original Camo netting. The netting is securely fitted to the helmet and in order to prevent possible damage we have not tried to remove it. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:6
£925.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 25/09) WW1 German M16 Combat Helmet By ‘ET’ (Eisenhuttenwerk AG, Thale Harz) With Original Olive Green /Brown Camouflage Paint & Original Padded Liner. Sn 15703:5 - 15703:5
WW1 M16 /17 German camouflage combat helmets had many paint design variants (see pages 46-95 of Helmets of the First War By Haselgrove & Radovic). This original WW1 German M16 Combat helmet is as found & has not been messed with. It has its original olive green / brown hue camouflage paint. It has no dents and even patina. All rivets are in place and it has the correct chin strap lugs. The helmet retains its original leather headband liner with cloth pads stuffed with horsehair. The helmet is manufacturer and size stamped on the inner rim ‘ET64’ which is Eisenhuttenwerk AG, Thale Harz. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 1/2. The price for this WW1 helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:5
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (05/10) AS FOUND, Original Victorian British Albert Pattern Royal Dragoons Brass Helmet. With Original Victorian Queen's Crown Helmet Plate, Plume Holder, Liner & Link Chin Strap.BLUES & ROYALS HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY CONNECTIONS, Sn 15675 - 15675
The Royal Dragoons was a mounted Infantry and later a heavy Cavalry Regiment of the British Army. The Regiment was formed in 1661 as the Tangier Horse. It served for three centuries and was in action during the First and the Second World Wars. It was amalgamated with the Royal Horse Guards to form The Blues and Royals in 1969. This an original Victorian Royal Dragoons Cavalry brass Helmet recently found in a shed where it has lain un-discovered for many years. We present the helmet in as found and un-cleaned condition with Verdigris patina over the whole of the helmet to be expected with years of shed storage. In its present as un-messed with condition this item is impressive but professionally cleaned this piece would be spectacular. It has the correct plume holder (plume absent), Leather sweatband liner & brass link chin strap. It has large Tudor rose boss devices to each side to support the leather backed brass link chin. It has its original very ornate original helmet plate featuring beaded star with wreath, Queen's Crown, Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and Regiment name ‘Royal Dragoons’. The helmet is approx UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15675
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 25/09) WW2 Era German Luftwaffe Double Decal M35 Combat Helmet By Quist, Original Liner & 1938 Dated Chin Strap With ‘FL H Komp’ (Flak Unit) Stamp. Sn 15591 - 15591
An excellent original double decal, WW2, Luftwaffe M35 steel combat helmet. It has no dents & all rivets are in place together with it's original chin strap bales. The helmet retains it's original Dark Grey Paint and original brown leather headband and chinstrap which are in the same excellent condition. The left of the helmet features the Luftwaffe Eagle in flight with Swastika Decal. The right decal is the German State red, buff & black striped shield. The decals have some scuffing to be expected with age and service use. The rim of the helmet is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Q66’ (Quist) and number ‘3590’. The liner has indistinct period blue ink stamps and the chinstrap is impressed ‘FL H Komp H.H Erding’ to a Nazi Flak Unit Soldier and dated ‘1938’. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. As with all of our stock this helmet is guaranteed original. The price for this quality helmet with original decals includes UK delivery. Sn 15591
£0.00

WW1 French Army Veteran’s M15 Adrian Combat Helmet With 'RF' (République Française) Helmet Badge, Liner & Chin Strap Presented To A Veteran Of The Great War With Inscribed Ornate Brass Brim Plate. Sn 15575 - 15575
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 M 1926 helmet was made of a single piece of pressed steel without joining rim and top combe. This is an original WW1 M15 French Adrian Combat Helmet complete with sweatband liner and chinstrap with buckle presented to a WW1 French Army Veteran in memory of the Great War. The helmet is fitted with an original Infantry 'RF' (République Française) helmet badge featuring an armour breast plate & helm and has an ornate brass plate riveted to the brim engraved ‘Soldat De La Grande Guerre (Soldier Of The Great War) 1914-1918’ . The helmet has scuffs and patina consistent with age and retains some of its original dark blue / grey paint finish. It is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price for this presentation WW1 Adrian includes UK delivery. Sn 15575
£245.00

RARE, WW1 German M16 Combat Helmet With Original Sectional Camouflage Paint & Original Padded Liner Marked ‘916’. Sn 15574 - 15574
WW1 M16 /17 German camouflage combat helmets had many paint design variants (see pages 46-95 of Helmets of the First War By Haselgrove & Radovic). This original WW1 German M16 Combat helmet is as found & has not been messed with. It has its original Camouflage sectioned paint pattern in shades of greens and browns sectioned by broad black painted lines. It has no dents and even patina all rivets are in place, one chin strap lug is absent. The helmet retains its original leather headband liner with cloth pads stuffed with horsehair. One pad is ink stamped ‘916’. The helmet has no visible manufacturer and /or size stamps. It is approx. UK size 7. The price for this rare, original WW1 helmet with original camouflage paint includes UK delivery. Sn 15574
£795.00

WW2 British 8th Army North Africa ‘Desert Rats’ Sand Camouflage Tommy Combat Helmet With Oil Cloth Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15594:2 - 15594:2
This is an excellent condition, complete, original, WW2, steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet worn by British Infantry. This helmet has its original rough texture sand camo paint as worn by the 8th Army in the North African campaign (the 8th Army was commanded by British Army officers, however its personnel came from Britain & throughout the British Empire and Commonwealth; exiles from German-occupied Europe and units from Australia, British India, Canada, Free French Forces, Greece, New Zealand, Poland, Rhodesia & South Africa). The inner rim of the helmet is stamped ‘SSP’. It has its complete oil cloth sweat band & sprung webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet has the correct chin strap bales. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 1/2. The Price for this excellent WW2 8th Army Combat helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15594:2
£0.00

WW2 British Tommy Combat Helmet With Royal Artillery ‘Red & Blue’ Diamond Painted Formation Mark, Oil Cloth Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15594:1 - 15594:1
This is an excellent condition, complete, original, WW2, steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet worn by British Infantry. This helmet has all of its original olive green camo paint and the front has its original Royal Artillery ‘Red & Blue’ Diamond Painted Formation Insignia. There are no visible manufacturer or date stamps on the rim of the helmet but they may be present under the paint. The crown of the helmet has red hand painted letters and numbers which appears to be ‘JK239’ . It has its complete oil cloth sweat band & sprung webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet has the correct chin strap bales. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 1/2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15594:1
£195.00
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