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Pre 1918 WW1 Era British Royal Flying Corps Pilot’s Side Cap With RFC Cap Badge. Sn 11639 - 11639
The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force. This is an excellent original British Royal Flying Corps (RFC) Pilot’s side cap. Made of cotton it has a quilted lining and embossed brass Kings crown heraldic arms buttons. It has its original large WW1 Era 'King's Crown RFC' brass cap badge. The cap including its lining has some service wear and stains consistent with age. The cap is approx UK size 6. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11639
£375.00

RARE, Pre WW2 Belgian Fascist Vlaamsch Nationaal Verbond (VNV) Party Side Cap With 3 Metal VNV Party Eagle Badges. Sn 11654 - 11654
The Belgian Rexist movement and the Fascist Vlaamsch Nationaal Verbond (VNV) party achieved some electoral success in the 1930s. The party gained rapid support for a brief period. Many of its members assisted the Nazi occupation during World War II. This is a rare, original, pre WW2 Belgian Fascist VNV Party Side Cap. The cotton side cap has some light staining and evidence of service use. The cap is piped with green trim. The cap is mounted with 3 white metal VNV Party Eagle cap badges. It is approx UK size 6. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11654
£495.00

UNAVAILABLE Rare, WW1 German M16 Combat Helmet With Original Sectional Camouflage Paint & Padded Liner. Sn 11659. - 11659
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 WW1 German M16 Combat helmet has its original Camouflage sectioned paint pattern in shades of greens and browns sectioned by broad black painted lines. It has no dents and all rivets are in place together with its right chin strap lugs. The helmet retains its original leather headband liner with cloth pads stuffed with horsehair (1 pad is absent). The inside rim of the helmet is stamped '266' (illustrated inset in image 2). It is approx UK size 7 ½ . Price for this rare quality helmet with original camouflage paint includes UK delivery. AS WITH ALL OF OUR STOCK THIS ITEM IS GUARANTEED 100% ORIGINAL. Sn 11659
£0.00

WW1 British Officer's Overseas Service Wolsley Pattern Tropical Pith Helmet To The Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry With Formation Patch. Sn 11496 - 11496
The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, which served under various titles from 1685 to 1959. Its lineage is continued today by The Rifles. In 1912 the Regiment was named Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). The Regiment saw active service in the First World War, with Battalions involved on the Western Front, Mesopotamia (now Iraq) and Palestine. The Wolseley pattern Pith helmet is a distinctive British design developed and popularised in the late-19th/ early 20th century. With its swept-back brim it provided greater protection from the sun than the old Foreign Service helmet and its use was soon widespread among British Civil and Military personnel serving overseas. This is an excellent original WW1 British Officer's Wolsley Pattern Tropical Pith Helmet To The Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry. Its khaki canvas cover is undamaged. It has its original broad pleated 9 fold pagri head band & vented top mount. The body of the helmet and its leather brim trim is clean and undamaged & all other material and stitching including the liner and sweatband are excellent and clean. The right side of the helmet has its original Black & Yellow cloth military formation patch embroidered with Regiment Badge. It is complete with leather sweatband and cloth liner which are all complete. It has brass chin strap hooks. The liner is crisply ink stamped by the manufacturer ‘Hawkes & Co Ltd’ with size 6 7/8’ (illustrated). It also has an original red and white paper label with cleaning instructions. Initials ‘JAH’ have been contemporarily hand written in ink on the liner in small letters Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11496
£645.00

SUPERB, Victorian Home Service Pattern, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Officer's Blue Cloth Helmet With Spike Top Mount By Hawkes & Co, London. Sn 11552 - 11522
The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) was an Infantry Regiment of the line of the British Army. It served under various titles from 1680 to 1959. Its lineage is continued today by the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. The Regiment served with distinction in all major conflicts involving British Armed Forces. This is an excellent, Victorian Officer's spike topped Home Service blue cloth helmet to the The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. It has gilt metal cross piece, spike top and rose bosses supporting a leather backed link chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the impressive Victorian Regiment brass & gilt helmet plate with red felt central background, Lion, Wreath, Garter Star, Queen Victoria Crown and Latin motto. The helmet plate is original. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband, stitched panel lining and red material with draw string. A small area of the red material has become detached from the sweatband at some point in its life but this could easily be re stitched. The lining has a crisp manufacturer's ink stamp 'Hawkes & Co Piccadilly London Cork Patent' (illustrated). The lining also has an unreadable contemporary ink signature, no doubt the Officer who was issued with the helmet. It is approx. UK size 6. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11552
£975.00

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. WW2 American M 1941 Tankers Helmet, Size 58. Sn 11530 - 11530
A WW2 American M1941 Tankers helmet, size 58. The official designation for this simple 'bump protection' helmet is often suffixed M1938 or M1941. In 1938 the Ordnance Board initiated trials to find a replacement for the infantry and cavalry pattern tank crew helmets then in use. In 1941 the Rawliongs company filed a patent for the design that was accepted by the board and issued to the US forces the same year. The helmet is made from resin impregnated fibre with leather fittings and lining cradle. Typical of tank helmets of the period it provided no ballistic protection but was adequate for bump protection inside the tank. The shell of the M1 helmet could be worn over the tankers helmet if additional protection was needed. (see page 115-116 in 'Tin Hats To Composite Helmets' book by Martin J. Brayley). The helmet is in very good condition. It is complete and has the size 58" (American Metric Size) stamped in black ink inside the rear leather padding. The out side is in very good undamaged condition with just a few marks as your would expect from normal use inside a tank. It has flexible side flaps which house the R-14 earphones and a canvas chin strap which secures with a press stud. The inside leather liner has a draw string adjustment. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 11530
£295.00

Mint Unissued Condition Scots Guards Piper’s Glengarry Mounted With Blackcock Hackle & Piper’s Regimental Badge. Sn 11516 - 11516
The Scots Guards, part of the British Guards Division, is one of the Foot Guards Regiments of the British Army. Their origins lie in the personal bodyguard of King Charles I of England and Scotland. Its lineage can be traced as far back as 1642 since which time it has served with distinction in all conflicts involving British Forces. This is a mint unissued Scots Guards Piper’s Glengarry. It is fully lined with black material and has correct black ribbon tassels and red pom-pom. Its original Metal Glengarry Scots Guards Regimental Pipers badge is mounted on a bed of black ribbon. The rear of the badge has the correct 2 mounting lugs and split pin. Its black and white Blackcock hackle is in the same mint condition. It is approx. UK size 6 ½. Price for this mint Glengarry to a famous Scottish Regiment includes UK delivery. Sn 11516
£275.00

WW1 British Wolseley Pattern Overseas Service/ Tropical Pith Helmet Solar Topee With Pagri Formation Patches ‘IV’ To The 4th Brigade (RGA) Sherwood Foresters Notts & Derby Regiment. Sn 11320 - 11320
The Wolseley pattern Pith helmet is a distinctive British design developed and popularised in the late-19th/ early 20th century. With its swept-back brim it provided greater protection from the sun than the old Foreign Service helmet and its use was soon widespread among British Civil and Military personnel serving overseas. During the First World War, the Sherwood Foresters had 33 Battalions in service, of which 20 served overseas mainly on the Western Front, but also in Gallipoli, Italy and the Middle East. Over 140,000 men served in the Regiment which lost 11,400 killed. The Regiment won 57 battle honours and 2,000 decorations, including nine Victoria Crosses. This is an original Wolseley pattern pith helmet to the Sherwood Foresters. It has its original 7 fold khaki head band 'Pagri' & vented top mount. The right side of the helmet has its original 4th Brigade Regiment formation patches on either side marked ‘IV’ on a green cloth patch. It is complete with leather sweatband and leather chinstrap. All material and stitching of the helmet, sweatband and chinstrap are undamaged with just the service wear to be expected. The crown of the helmet has the correct brass vent. The inside of the helmet has a nice label ‘Waterproof Tropical Helmet’.. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11320
£395.00

3 Volumes Of 'Headgear Of Hitler's Germany' By Jill Halcombe Smith & Wilhelm P.B.R. Saris. BO 1029 - BO 1029
3 x consecutive volumes of 'Headgear Of Hitler's Germany'. All three volumes are 1st Editions, Volume 1 1989, Volume 2 1992 and Volume 3 1998. Published by R. James Bender Publishing. This is a comprehensive set covering army, navy, Luftwaffe, Waffen SS, SA, Political Leaders and more. The volumes are profusely illustrated and with much information which is not covered in any other book. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1029
£195.00

Pre 1902, Victorian Home Service Pattern, British Officers Blue Cloth Helmet Of The 1st Volunteer Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment To Captain W.A. White By Hobson & Sons London With Original Transit Tin. Sn 11251 - 11251
The West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) (14th Foot) was an Infantry Regiment of the British Army. In 1958 it amalgamated with The East Yorkshire Regiment (15th Foot) to form The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire. On 6 June 2006 The Regiment was amalgamated with the Green Howards and the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) to form the Yorkshire Regiment. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Volunteer Battalions of the West Yorkshire Regiment sent companies to the Boer War and were granted the battle honour South Africa 1900–02. Captain W.A. White of the 1st Volunteer West Yorkshire Regiment was obviously a successful career Soldier and an entry in the London Gazette dated January 24th 1905 records Lieutenant-Colonel W.A. White as resigning his commission and being granted the Honourary rank of Colonel. This is an excellent Victorian Officer's spike topped pre 1902 Home Service blue cloth helmet of the 1st Volunteer Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. It has a metal cross piece, spike and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the original Queen’s Crown 1st Volunteer Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment plate with correct lug mounts. The helmet is complete with leather and cloth sweatband and stitched panel lining. The crown has a superb manufacturer's label outlined in gold leaf 'Hobson & Sons 37 & 38 Little Windmill Street Haymarket London W’ (illustrated inset in image 2). The helmet is contained in its original tin transit case with hinged lid & carry handle. The lid has 2 excellent brass plates one a manufacturer’s with Queen’s Crown and detail ‘Hobsons & Sons Military Outfitters’ together with Haymarket address and ‘No. 41,43 & 44 Artillery Place Woolwich’. The other plate is beautifully engraved to ‘Captain W.A. White 1st W.R. Yorkshire Rt’. The tin has some traces of its original Japanned finish. This helmet and tin have been recently acquired from a collector who has had this item in their possession since 1936. A letter from a family member of the last owner explaining some of the features of the helmet & tin accompanies this piece. The price for this fine helmet with Tin to a named Volunteer Battalion Officer which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 11251.
£1,275.00
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