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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

Victorian 12th (Prince Of Wales) Lancer's Troopers Lance Cap WD Marked & 1902 Dated With Queen’s Crown Plate & Plume. Sn 9493 - 9493
This is a scarce, original, Cavalry Trooper's Lance Cap of the 12th (Prince Of Wales) Lancer's. The Lance Cap has a skull and peak of black patent leather with yellow & green cloth band. It has a mortar board top with red cloth ridged sides and yellow cord descending the angled corners. It has a brass plume boss with Red horse hair plume. The boss is fitted with a yellow & green material ball mount bearing the embossed 'Queen's Crown with Crossed Lances and 12' of the 12th lancers. The Cap plate has a Victorian Crown at the top over the Royal Arms of Great Britain with 5 Battle Honours including the Crimean War. The leather backed brass chin chain is suspended from two Lion's head ear bosses. The Lance Cap is complete with sweat band and liner. The Crown has ink stamps ‘WD with Arrow’ & ‘9 (September) 1902’ (Queen Victoria died on 22nd January 1901 and was succeeded by King Edward VII, Uniform including Helmets & Lance Caps made during the reign of Queen Victoria continued to be issued with Queen’s crown plates in the early years of King Edward’s Reign). Material on the inside of the helmet has remnants of a size and manufacturer label which is unreadable. It is approx UK size 6. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 9493
£1,575.00

WW2 Scots Guards Officer's Dress Cap with Guards Cap Badge By Edward Smith, Bond Street, London. Sn 11012 - 11012
WW2 Scots Guards Officer's dress cap with guards cap badge by Edward Smith, Bond Street, London. The cap has a black crown and top with gilt piping. The top is in very good undamaged condition with no bare areas or rips. The gilt piping is in good condition and secure. The lower side is red, white and black checkered. This has slight staining as can be seen in the photographs. The peak is black patent with gilt wire and edged in patent black piping. The cap badge is the Guards cap badge, it is silvered, gilt and enamelled. It is in good condition and has the two wearers loops to the reverse and secured with a brass pin. Inside it has a leather and velvet sweat band which is in good condition. It has a silk crown with gilt tailors stamp to "Edward Smith 25, Cork Street, Bond Street, London". The price includes UK delivery. SN 11012
£295.00

WW2 1942 Canadian Scottish, Lorne Scots Regiment Tam O Shanter Bonnet War Dept Marked By BMC Cap Manufacturing Co Canada With Large Regiment Cap Badge. Sn 11013:1 - 11013:1
The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) is a Primary Reserve infantry Regiment of the Canadian Army. It is part of the 4th Canadian Division's 32 Canadian Brigade Group. During WW2 the Regiment provided personnel and reinforcements for all defence requirements of The Canadian Army. As a result, numerous Lorne Scots defence units served in the Mediterranean, & North-West Europe. This is an excellent original WW2 Tam O Shanter to the Canadian Scottish. It's khaki serge material is clean with no damage or mothing. It has the correct cotton adjustment cord and bears it's large metal Lorne Scots badge with Scottish Lion, King's Crown Thistles and Banners with Regiment name mounted on a field of red cloth. The rear of the badge has the correct lug mounts and split pin. The top of the Tam O Shanter has a brown wool bobble. It's quilted liner is nicely marked with WD arrow and by the manufacturer 'BMC Cap Mfg Co Winnipeg Canada' together with 1942 date and size '7 1/4'. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11013:1
£245.00

Post 1901 Volunteer Artillery Officer's Home Service Pattern, Blue Cloth Helmet With Ball Top Mount, Silver Plated Fittings & Frosted Silver Helmet Plate - 10946
This is an excellent original Post 1901 Ball topped Volunteer Artillery Officer's Home Service blue cloth helmet. It has silver plated fittings including metal cross piece, ball top and rose bosses supporting velvet backed link chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the impressive silver frosted Volunteer Artillery Helmet Plate with Kings Crown, Royal Arms, with scroll below over an artillery piece resting on a scroll. The helmet plate is original with correct lug mounts. The silver plating on the fittings has wear consistent with age. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband, stitched panel lining and red material with draw string all in excellent clean condition. The crown of the helmet has a lovely leather label embossed in gold 'Best London Manufacture'. It also has a small printed size label '6 7/8'. Price for this quality helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 10946
£975.00

WW2 Auxiliary Training Service Officers Side Cap and A.T.S. Cap Badge Size 6 7/8. HE 852 - HE 852 10847
WW2 Auxiliary Training Service Officers Side Cap and A.T.S. Cap Badge Size 6 7/8. The side cap is in near perfect unworn original condition, showing no signs of ever being worn in service. The cap is brown with green piping. It has two brass ATS buttons at the front and on the left side a cloth and brass A.T.S. cap badge is sewn on. The patch is three layers, red on green on brown and stitched onto the cap. The brass A.T.S. cap badge, complete with wearers slider is slid onto the patch. The inside of the cap is cotton lined and in near mint condition, showing no signs of having being worn. The cap still has the original paper size label "6 7/8" inside as can be seen in one of the photographs. The price includes UK delivery. HE 852
£295.00

Victorian/ WW1 Era French Military Chasseur's Kepi By Bidal Paris. Sn 10263 - 10263
Chasseur (French-Hunter) is the designation given to certain Regiments of French Light Infantry (Chasseurs à pied) or Light Cavalry (Chasseurs à cheval) to denote troops trained for rapid action. This is an original Victorian/ WW1 Era, French Chasseur's Kepi. It is in nice condition with stiffened leather peak with brass rim and flat crown. It has a light blue material body and retains it's original, brass side vent covers, brass scale chin strap supported by Lion's head bosses, bullion state cockade hanger with metal Red state cockade together with Chasseur bugle cap badge. The blue material has some light mothing to the right side. It has it's original leather sweatband liner edged in gold and the crown has a nice gold leaf manufacturer's label 'E. Bidal, 3 Rue De Rhliblieu, Paris'. All material is clean and intact with just light service wear to sections of it's blue body. The Kepi is approx UK size 6 1/2. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10263
£395.00

WW1 French Army Field Service Side Cap With 73rd Infantry Cap Badge. Sn 10257:2 - 10257:2
An original, WW1 French Army Field Service Side Cap With 73rd Infantry Cap Badge. The Blue Serge side cap is in excellent clean undamaged condition. The cap is mounted with brass numbers '73' on a dark blue cotton patch (73rd Infantry). It has red piping to the body. The inside of the cap has it's original headband and it is approx UK size 6. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10257:2
£195.00

WW1 Era French Army Officer's Kepi With Number '1' Cap Badge. Sn 10265 - 10265
This is an original WW1 Era, French Army Officer's Kepi. It has service wear throughout with stiffened leather peak and flat crown. It has a light blue and red material body and retains it's original German Silver bosses and bronze coloured band. The body and crown have light blue cord piping. The front of the Kepi is mounted with a small brass number '1' badge/ designation. It has it's original leather sweatband and blue cloth lining which has similar service wear. The Kepi is approx UK size 6. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10265
£195.00

WW2 1941 War Department Marked British Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet By Helmets Ltd Wheathampstead With WD Marked Canvas Transit Bag. Sn 10368 - 10368
This is an excellent original WW2 British Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet. It's khaki canvas cover is undamaged. It has it's original khaki head band & vented top mount. It is complete with leather sweatband and original foil liner. The foil lining is in excellent condition considering how delicate the linings of these helmets were. The inside of the sweatband is WD & arrow ink stamped together with number 821. The sweatband also has an excellent red 7 white paper label marked by the manufacturer 'Helmets Ltd Wheathampstead' together with WD arrow, 1941 date & size 6 3/4. All material and stitching of the helmet are clean and undamaged. It has one of it's original brass chin strap hooks on the left side. The right hook is absent. The helmet is complete with it's original canvas transit bag. The bag is clean and intact. The bag has it's original cotton draw cord. The inside of the bag is ink stamped 'WD & arrow' together with 'JO 194' & arrow. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10368
£225.00
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