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French 1871 Pattern Cuirassier / Dragoon Cavalry Regiment Officer’s Helmet With French Tricolour Feather Plume, Black Horse Hair Mane, Liner & Leather Backed Link Chin Strap. Sn 15168 - 15168
An excellent 1871 French Cuirassier / Dragoon Cavalry Regiment Officer’s Helmet. The helmet has a nickel plated brass skull, brass rim, ear to ear brass wreath with ignited grenade to the centre. It has leather backed scales chin strap and ornate ear bosses. It has a superb brass Medusa head finial, brass riveted and ribbed neck guard and original removable Tricolour French National colours red, white and blue feather plume. It also has its original plaited black horse hair falling mane. The brass has original gilt finish. The exterior of the helmet has just a couple of very small dents only visible on close inspection. The helmet is complete with leather liner which has just the service wear to be expected. It is approx UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15168
£1,395.00

WW2 Era British Royal Navy Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet By Gieves RN Outfitters Old Bond Street London With 1940 Dated Transit Tin To G.L. Yorke RN . Sn 15134 - 15134
This is an excellent original British WW2 RN Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet & transit tin. The Topee’s canvas cover is undamaged. It has its original head band 'Pagri' & vented top mount. It is complete with leather chin strap, sweatband and original lining. All material and stitching of the helmet are undamaged. The crown has a nice label ‘Gieves Royal Navy Outfitters Old Bond Street London W’. There is also a size label ‘6 3/4’. The helmet is contained in its original japanned transit tin with hinged lid & carry handle. The hinge is contemporarily inscribed with a date ‘20/7/40’. The carry handle has an original White & Co Ltd Furniture Repositories Portsmouth cardboard label attached. The tin also has parts of other perished unreadable transit labels attached. The price for this Solar Topee with transit tin to a named British RN Officer worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15134
£395.00

EXTREMELY RARE, 1 Of ONLY 1000 MADE, NAPOLEONIC ERA 1802-1813 French ‘Garde De Paris’ Cuirassier Cavalry Officer’s Helmet With Red Feather & Red Horse Hair Plumes, Black Horse Hair Mane, Liner & Leather Backed Link Chin Strap. Sn 15167 - 15167
The Garde De Paris (Guard of Paris) was established on 4th October 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. It distinguished itself in battles of historical significance, including Danzig and Friedland in 1807, Alcolea in 1808 and Burgos in 1812. In 1813 it was dissolved following the attempted coup of General Malet and replaced by the Imperial Gendarmerie of Paris and then, under the Restoration, the Royal Guard of Paris and the Royal Mounted Police of Paris. This is an excellent original French ‘Garde De Paris’ Cuirassier Cavalry Officer’s Helmet. Only approx. 1000 helmets to the ‘Garde De Paris’ were made. The helmet has a nickel plated brass skull, brass rim, ear to ear brass sun-ray band Imperial Eagle to the centre above banner ‘Garde De Paris’. It has leather backed scales chin strap and ornate brass ear bosses. It has a superb head combe finial, neck guard and original removable red feather and red horse hair plumes with correct ornate bosses. It also has its original plaited black horse hair falling mane. The brass has original gilt finish. The exterior of the helmet has no dents. The helmet is complete with leather liner which has just the service wear to be expected. It is approx UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15167
£2,950.00

EXTREMELY RARE, EXCEPTIONAL, NAPOLEONIC ERA, French Cuirassier / Dragoon Cavalry Regiment Officer’s Helmet With Red Horse Hair Combe Plume, Liner & Leather Backed Link Chin Strap. Sn 15166 - 15166
Historically, carabiniers were generally (but not always) horse soldiers. Carabiniers differed from army to army and over time, but typically were medium cavalry, similar in armament and tactical role to Dragoons. Napoleon deployed Carabiniers during the Battle of Waterloo. This is a superb, original French 3rd Caribinier’s Regiment Officer’s Helmet. The helmet has a brass skull, brass rim, ear to ear brass band with white metal trim and ignited grenade to the centre. It has leather backed scales chin strap, ornate white metal and brass star ear bosses. It has a superb ornate Oak leaf and Vines decorated head finial with traces of original gilt finish, brass neck guard and original red horse hair combe plume. The exterior of the helmet has just a couple of very small dents only visible on close inspection. The helmet is complete with leather liner which has just the service wear to be expected. It is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price for this original, outstanding Napoleonic era helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15166
£3,350.00

Victorian British Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Helmet With Queen's Crown, Helmet Plate, White Horse Hair Plume, Liner & Link Chin Strap. Sn 15169 - 15169
The Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons was a Yeomanry Cavalry Regiment of the British Army in existence from 1794 to 1956. The Regiment was formed as Volunteer Cavalry known as the South West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry in 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1844, it changed its name to the First West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry. Finally, in 1897, after the Sheffield squadron had the honour of escorting Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, at Sheffield and being represented at the Royal celebration of that year, the Regiment became known as the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons. The Yeomanry was not intended to serve overseas, but due to the string of defeats during Black Week in December 1899, the British Government realised they were going to need more troops than just the regular army and the Regiment provided Yeomanry Battalions to serve in the Boer Wars. The Regiment was converted to an armoured role during the Second World War. In 1956, it merged with the Yorkshire Hussars and the East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry to form the Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry. Its lineage is continued today by A (Yorkshire Yeomanry) Squadron, the Queen's Own Yeomanry. This is an excellent Victorian Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry Cavalry nickel plated brass Helmet With correct white horse hair plume, Leather sweatband & Link Chin Strap. It has a brass top spike, Tudor rose boss devices to each side to support the leather backed brass link chin. It has a very ornate original helmet plate featuring beaded star with gilt edged wreath, Queen's Crown, brass banner with Regiment name and central Yorkshire rose. It has its original leather sweatband which has service wear to be expected. The helmet has no dents, retains its original finish and is approx UK size 7. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15169
£1,895.00

WW2 British 8th Army ‘Desert Rats’ Sand Camouflage Tommy Combat Helmet With Oil Cloth Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15116 - 15116
This is an excellent condition, complete, original, WW2, steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet worn by British Infantry. This helmet has all of 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 has no visible date or manufacturer stamps but they may be present under the camo paint. It has its complete oil cloth sweat band & sprung webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet has the correct chin strap bales. And the front rim of the helmet has correct 3 small vent holes to assist cooling in hot climate. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The Price for this excellent WW2 8th Army Combat helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15116
£275.00

SOLD SOLD (02/08) WW2 1942 British MK II Army Para Shell Motorcycle Dispatch Rider’s Helmet By BMB With Liner, Leather Chin Strap & Neck Protector Flap. HE 872 - HE 872
This is an excellent original WW2 1942 dated British Army MK II motorcycle dispatch rider’s helmet. These helmets used the same shell as those worn by British Paratroopers. This helmet has no denting and is complete with webbing liner & padded leather sweatband, vented ear flaps, chin strap with buckle, additional press stud fastening leather strap and rear laced neck protector piece. The helmet has its original green paint. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1942' together with manufacturer's mark 'BMB' and size '7'. The price for this WW2 dated dispatch rider’s helmet includes UK delivery. HE 872
£0.00

Early WW2 MK 1 British Army Motorcycle Dispatch Rider’s Helmet With Fibre Rim Liner & Leather Chin Strap With Neck Protector Flap. Sn 14973 - 14973
This is an excellent original early WW2 MK 1 British Army motorcycle dispatch rider’s helmet. This helmet has no denting and is complete with webbing liner & padded leather sweatband, vented ear flaps with press stud covers, chin strap with buckle and rear neck protector flap. The helmet has its original green paint and fibre rim. The leather sweatband has an original partial paper manufacturer’s label (illustrated). It is approx. UK size 6 ½. The price for this early WW2 dispatch rider’s helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 14973
£345.00

Original, British WW2 1942 National Fire Service (N.F.S) Motorcycle Dispatch Rider’s Helmet By J.H. Ltd With Liner & Leather Chin Strap. Sn 15014 - 15014
The Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) formed in January 1938 and fire stations were set up in buildings such as schools, garages and factories. A recruitment drive was launched with as many as 28,000 fire fighters required to support London Fire Brigade's 2,500 officers and fire fighters. To provide a unified service throughout the country, the National Fire Service (NFS) took control on 18 August 1941 when all AFS were merged with local brigades to form a national service. By 1943 over 70,000 women had enrolled in the NFS in the United Kingdom. This is an original WW2 1942 dated British NFS motorcycle dispatch rider’s helmet. This 4 panel crown leather helmet is complete with original 8 tongue leather liner and integral vented ear and rear neck protector flaps which has a leather fastening strap with buckle. The liner is impressed with 1942 date and by the manufacturer ‘J.H Ltd’. The brown leather helmet has its original red paint band and original NFS badge which has surface wear to be expected. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price for this WW2 dated NFS dispatch rider’s helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15014
£245.00

**SOLD**SOLD**21/8**EARLY WW1 1914 5th Royal Irish Lancers Trooper’s Lance Cap / Chapka With King’s Crown Plate, Rosette With Black Horse Hair Plume & Lines. Sn 15045 - 15045
The 5th Royal Irish Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army. It saw service for three Centuries, including the First World War and the Second World War. It amalgamated with the 16th The Queen's Lancers to become the 16th/5th Lancers in 1922. The Regiment was originally formed in 1689 by Brigadier James Wynne as James Wynne's Regiment of Dragoons. It fought at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690 and at the Battle of Aughrim later that month under King William III. Renamed the Royal Dragoons of Ireland in 1704, it went on to fight under the Duke of Marlborough at the Battle of Blenheim in August 1404 during the War of the Spanish Succession. At the Battle of Ramillies in May 1606 the regiment helped capture the entire French “Regiment du Roi”, after which it fought at the Battle of Oudenarde in July 1708 and at the Battle of Malplaquet in September 1709. In 1751, it was retitled 5th Regiment of Dragoons and in 1756 it became the 5th (or Royal Irish) Regiment of Dragoons. As such, it served in Ireland and had the honour of leading the charge against the rebels at the Battle of Enniscorthy in May 1798 during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. However, its troops were accused of treachery, their accusers claimed their ranks had been infiltrated by rebels. Following an investigation, it was found that a single individual, James M’Nassar, had infiltrated the Regiment, he was ordered to be "transported beyond the seas”. The circumstance was commemorated in a curious way. It was ordered that the 5th Royal Irish Light Dragoons should be erased from the records of the army list, in which a blank between the 4th and 6th Dragoons should remain forever, as a memorial of disgrace. For upward of half a century this gap remained in the army list. The Regiment was reformed in 1858, keeping its old number and title, but losing precedence, being ranked after the 17th Lancers. The Regiment served in India between November 1863 and December 1874 and a contingent joined the Nile Expedition in autumn 1884. It then fought against the forces of Osman Digna near Suakin in 1885 during the Mahdist War. During the Second Boer War. The Regiment, as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, was also involved in the Curragh incident in March 1914. At the outbreak of WW1 The Regiment became part of the British Expeditionary Force, sailing from Dublin to France as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade in the 2nd Cavalry Division in August 1914 for service on the Western Front. The 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers also has the grim honour of being the Regiment of the last British soldier to die in the Great War. This was Private George Edwin Ellison from Leeds, who was killed by a sniper as the Regiment advanced into Mons a short time before the armistice came into effect. The Regiment was renamed 5th Royal Irish Lancers and disbanded in 1921, but a squadron was reconstituted in 1922 and immediately amalgamated with the 16th The Queen's Lancers to become the 16th/5th Lancers. This is a scarce, original, Trooper’s Lance Cap of the 5th Royal Irish Lancer's. The Lance Cap has the correct skull and peak of black patent leather with waist of gold coloured cloth. The rear has the correct metal ring & hook with 4 leaf mount. The cloth sides are covered in red cloth being supported on the inside by a framework of metal rods. Gold coloured cord extends down the 4 angles. The cap has a red and gold wool rosette with brass king’s crown button, Lion’s head bosses with correct leather backed link chain. It has a brass plume boss with black Horse hair plume. The cap is fitted with the correct King’s Crown & Harp ‘Fifth Royal Irish Lancers’ rayed plate with battle honours. The Lance Cap is complete with original leather sweat band. The inside brim of the cap is stamped with number ‘5298’ and dated ‘5 14’ (May 1914). The sweatband has a contemporary white paint size mark ‘7 1/8’. The cap is accompanied by it original cord lines which are clean and undamaged. The price for this impressive Lance Cap to a Prestigious Lancer’s Regiment includes UK delivery. Sn 15045
£0.00
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