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WW1/ WW2 Era Dutch Military Shako. HE 845 - HE 845
An original WW1/ WW2 Era Dutch Military Shako. The cap is made from Navy Blue felt with gold braid piping to the body and rear and orange rim piping to the crown rim. The cap has a woven/ braided orange and gold cockade. The stippled black patent peak is lined inside with a green smooth finished material. It has a leather chin strap with buckle attached with brass Buttons either side. The cap is in original condition with some service wear (a 1" section of the orange material piping to the crown rim is perished). The inside of the cap has a leather sweat band and cloth liner. It has 2 ventilation eyelets on the left and right sides. The price includes UK delivery. HE 845
£275.00

French Third Republic Republican Guard Model 1874 Shako By Barrau Paris With 'Paris Arms' Helmet Plate. Sn 10257 - 10257
The French Third Republic was France from 1870, when the Second French Empire collapsed, to 1940, when France's defeat by Nazi Germany led to the Vichy France Government. Vichy was replaced by the French Fourth Republic. This is an original French Third Republic, Republican Guard Model 1874 Shako. It has a dark blue cloth over a hard body with red cloth tape chevrons on either side and around the crown, accented with gilt lace. It has a black patent leather crown and holed metal ventilation inserts. It has a patent brim with brass reinforced rim, brass chin chain with Grenadier ignited grenade bosses. It has a brass city of Paris front plate underneath a tri-color cockade. It also has a thin leather chinstrap. The shako has it's original liner and the crown is nicely marked with a manufacturer's roundel 'Ets Barrau Paris' (illustrated). The shako is clean and undamaged. It is approx. UK size 6. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10257.
£325.00

WW2 Belgian Infantry 1926 Pattern Adrian Combat Helmet, Liner & Lion's Head Badge. Sn 10264 - 10264
This is a WW2 era Belgian Infantry 1926 French Pattern 'Adrian' Combat Helmet complete with it's original liner, chinstrap and Lion's head badge. The helmet differs from the WW1 design by being stamped from 1 piece of Steel and having a series of small ventilation holes in the crown instead of a single large hole which was viewed as a weak point of the old design. It retains most of it's original black paint finish. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10264
£275.00

RARE, Model 1945 French Armée de l'Air Pilot's Steel Helmet With Hinged Steel Collar Armour. Sn 10255 - 10255
The French Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air is the air force of the French Armed Forces. It was formed in 1909 as the Service Aéronautique, a service arm of the French Army, then was made an independent military arm in 1933. This is a rare Model 1945 French Pilot's heavy steel helmet together with hinged steel collar armour. The helmet has a contoured neck guard and padded leather ridge to the forehead. The top of the helmet has a reinforced spine. The helmet retains some of it's original black paint and has no dents. The inside of the helmet has it's original leather and webbing liner and leather chin strap with buckle. The inside of the helmet also has it's original white paint marking 'Franck Modele 1945 France' and partially readable 'Milliers' name (illustrated). The helmet is approx UK size 7. The helmet is accompanied by it's original hinged steel collar armour secured by a raised steel stud. The collar is backed with leather and designed to protect the shoulders and chest of the pilot. The leather backing of the collar has some service wear. Price for this rare pilot's helmet complete with collar armour includes UK delivery. Sn 10255
£395.00

WW2 British RAF WAR ECONOMY Field Service Side Cap With Plastic Cap Badge and Buttons. Sn 10250 - 10250
An original WW2 British Royal Air Force Field Service Side Cap With War Economy Plastic Cap Badge and buttons.The Blue Serge RAF side cap is in excellent clean undamaged condition. It has original black plastic WW2 economy buttons with embossed 'Crown and Eagle' and is mounted with it's original economy RAF badge with laurel wreath and King's Crown. The inside of the cap has it's original headband and lining. The Cap is approx UK size 6. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10250
£225.00

Post 1901, Home Service Pattern, Scottish, 1st Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery Blue Cloth Helmet With Ball Top Mount Marked Patent 23092 & Regulation Cork Helmet . Sn 10249. - 10249
The 1st Artillery Volunteer Corps in Forfar was originally formed at Arbroath in Scotland in 1859. In 1880 the Brigade became the 1st Forfar Artillery Volunteers. In 1908, as a result of the re-organisation of the Territorial Force, they became part of the North Scottish Royal Garrison Artillery and a Battery of the 210 Highland Brigade Royal Field Artillery. This is an excellent Post 1901 Ball topped 1878 Pattern Home Service blue cloth helmet to the Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery. It has metal cross piece, ball top and rose bosses supporting link chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the impressive A Post 1901 white metal Helmet Plate of the 1st Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery. The plate has the King's Crown, Royal Arms, with scroll below inscribed “1st” over an artillery piece resting on a scroll “Forfarshire Volunteer Artllery”. The helmet plate is original with correct lug mounts. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband, stitched panel lining and red material with draw string (some of the hem stitching of the red material has perished with age but this could easily be repaired). The lining blue ink stamp 'Patent 23092' together with contemporary hand written pencil mark '6 9/8' (possibly size). The crown of the helmet has a lovely leather label embossed in gold 'Regulation Cork Helmet' (illustrated). It is approx. UK size 6 1/2 - 7. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10249
£795.00

Original, WW2 Era, 1935 Pattern Polish Army Mechanized Troops & National Honour Guard Rogatywka Garrison Cap. Sn 10254 - 10254
"Rogatywka" is the Polish name for an asymmetrical, peaked,four-pointed military cap. "Rog" is a derivative of the word and means "horn". No other army in the world has such a cap. Specific skull band colours have specific Unit / Regiment designations. This is an excellent original Polish Army 1935 Pattern Rogatywka. It's khaki green serge body, patent leather brim with correct white metal rim, leather chin strap with buckle, green vented leather sweatband liner and quilted skull liner are all clean and undamaged. The cap has a dark blue cloth headband which indicates issue to Mechanized Troops & The National Honour Guard and is mounted with the silver bullion Polish Eagle Insignia mounted on green material backing. The lining has a manufacturer's embroided label 'Modus' and ink stamped size '56' protected by a clear plastic stitched panel. It also has a red ink stamp '103'. The inside of the sweatband has contemporary hand written ink initials 'MR'. The cap is approx. UK size 6 1/2 - 7. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10254
£225.00

Original, WW2 Era, 1939 Pattern Polish Army Rogatywka Garrison Cap With Artillery, Anti Aircraft / Rocket Unit Master Sergeant's Insignia. Sn 10261 - 10261
"Rogatywka" is the Polish name for an asymmetrical, peaked,four-pointed military cap. "Rog" is a derivative of the word and means "horn". No other army in the world has such a cap. Specific skull band colours have specific meanings Unit / Regiment designations. This is an excellent original Polish Army 1939 Pattern Rogatywka. It's khaki green material body, patent leather brim, leather chin strap with buckle, green vented leather sweatband liner and quilted skull liner are all clean and undamaged. The cap has the dark green cloth headband which indicates issue to Anti Aircraft, Artillery or Rocket Units and is mounted with the metal Polish Eagle Insignia above the silver bullion rank insignia of 'Sierzant Sztabowy' (Master Sergeant). The lining has a manufacturer's embroided label 'Modus' and ink stamped size '55' protected by a clear plastic stitched panel. The inside of the sweatband has unreadable blue ink lettering. The cap is approx. UK size 6 1/2 - 7 Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10261
£195.00

VERY SCARCE, WW2 British Special Forces Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet With 33 Indian Corps Formation Patch. Sn 10207 - 10207
The 33 Indian Corps was raised in November 1942 from Indian Tank and Infantry Units and formed an amphibious expeditionary force which between April 1944 and May 1945 liberated 55,500 square miles of enemy occupied territory. Their formation patch was designed to include a trident to represent the Royal Navy, a sword for the Army and 'wings' of the RAF (see pages 75 & 76 of Formation Badges Of WW2 by Cole). This is an excellent original British WW2 Special Forces Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet to the 33 Indian Corps. It's khaki canvas cover is undamaged. It has it's original khaki head band 'Pagri' & vented top mount. The left side of the helmet has it's original 33 Indian Corps formation patch. It is complete with leather sweatband and original foil liner. The foil lining is perished in places consistent with age and service wear. All other material and stitching of the helmet, sweatband an chinstrap are clean and undamaged. It has original brass chin strap hooks. The crown of the helmet has the correct brass vent. The sweatband has ink printed letters 'P W' and number '90'. Price for this WW2 Special Forces helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 10207
£395.00

Original Korean War Era Rear Seam, American U.S. Airborne Combat/ Jump Helmet With Painted Formation Markings & 1953 Dated 'ABL' Marked Liner. HE 843. - HE 843
This is an original American U.S. Airborne Korean War Era rear seam combat helmet. It retains it's original olive green paint finish and has contemporary 'spade' formation markings to the left and right sides. The helmet has no dents. It is fitted with it's original Airborne liner with leather and webbing chin straps and Leather 'jump' chin cup. The straps and liner are clean and in excellent condition. The liner has an ink stamp 'ABL' and is dated 1953. The webbing has numerous ink letters and numbers. It is approx UK size 7 1/2. As with all of our stock this helmet is guaranteed 100% genuine and original. HE 843
£275.00
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