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RARE, Original, WW1 Era, Prussian Cuirassiers Cavalry Officer's Steel & Brass Helmet With Imperial State Cockades, Spike Top & Fitted Transit Case. Sn 13459 - 13459
The Prussian Cuirassiers were a heavy Cavalry Regiment of the Royal Prussian Army. The Cuirassiers fought in the Second Schleswig War, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War and World War I. This is an original WW1 Era Prussian Cuirassiers Officer's helmet. It has the correct original large Prussian Eagle helmet plate and strengthened neck protector with riveted edges. The helmet is in excellent condition. The polished steel helmet has just a few small surface dents and undamaged brass fittings. It has a large vented conical spike and correct original leather backed scales chin strap. Both sides of the helmet are mounted with Imperial State cockades, black on one side & red/ black on the other side. It is complete with its original leather sweatband. The black felt lining of the helmet has surface wear consistent with age and service use. It is approx UK size 7. The helmet comes with its original leather covered wood transit case with removable lid and retaining straps with buckle. The top of the case has a carry handle which has become detached at one side at some time in its life (this could easily be repaired). The interior of the case is fitted with padded material. The leather of the case is undamaged and has just surface scuffs consistent with age and use. Price for this excellent original WW1 Prussian Cuirassier’s Officer’s helmet with transit case includes UK delivery. Sn 13459
£2,950.00

Inter War Ampleforth College Officer Training School (OTC) North Yorkshire, Officer's Full Dress Cap By Flights Ltd London With Original Cap Badge. Sn 13448 - 13448
An excellent original Officer's full dress cap with cap to Ampleforth College OTC located in North Yorkshire. The cap is in excellent condition and free of any moth damage. It has red piping and black lace head band. The cap shows signs of careful use and storage. It has a black peak with gold bullion braid and a black patent leather chin strap secured with brass King’s Crown heraldic arms buttons (illustrated). The cap retains a nice shape. To the front it is fitted with original ‘Ampleforth’ OTC cap badge which is in excellent condition. Inside the cap it has the leather sweat band and clear plastic liner. There is no size inside but it is approx. UK size 6 1/2. The crown has a nice Tailor’s mark ‘Flights Ltd Military Tailors & Outfitters London’ (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13448 (NB British 1907 Pattern bayonets marked To The Ampleforth OTC are available separately on this web site)
£295.00

ORIGINAL, Nazi German Police Double Decal Combat Helmet With Liner. HE 860 - HE 860
This is an original Nazi Civil Police double decal helmet. The helmet retains its original black paint finish. It has no dents. The inner skirt of the helmet is has no visible manufacturer or size stamps but they may be present under the paint. The left side of the helmet features the correct National emblem shield decal. The right has the correct Nazi Police shield with spread wing Eagle, wreath and Swastika. Both decals have excellent colouring and have just the wear consistent with age and service use. The helmet is complete with leather liner which has even field/ combat wear. The liner has a very faint ink stamp which appears to be ‘55’. All leather and stitching are intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. Price for this rare Nazi German Police helmet includes UK delivery. HE 860
£495.00

RARE, ORIGINAL, "Herman Goering Regiment" Early Nazi German Double Canted Decal Police Combat Helmet By ‘DRP THALE’ With Liner & Chin Strap. HE 859 - HE 859
This is an original example of an early Nazi Civil Police helmet with canted insignia; a National colour shield at right and a black/white swastika at left. It is unclear as to when the Nazis switched the insignia on early Police helmets to incorporate the police Eagle/wreath. Photos of these helmets in wear seem to be dated throughout the mid 1930s. These helmets were known as the "Herman Goering Regiment" helmet because for a time, Goering was the leader of the Berlin Police. The helmet retains its original black paint finish. It has no dents. The inner skirt of the helmet is manufacturer stamped ‘DRP Thale’. The left side of the helmet features the correct canted National emblem decal. The right has the correct canted Nazi Swastika. Both decals have excellent colouring and have just the wear consistent with age and service use. The helmet is complete with leather liner which has even field/ combat wear and what appears to be a later leather chin strap with clasp fastener. All leather and stitching are intact. It is approx. UK size 7. Price for this rare Nazi German Police helmet includes UK delivery. HE 859
£895.00

Inter War British Overseas Colonial Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet By Hobson & Sons London & Transit Tin To Lieutenant Edwin Alex Laird Royal Artillery. Sn 13388 - 13388
Edwin Alex laird was born in 1894 at Orkney Scotland. He joined the British Army as a boy soldier in 1900 and was sent to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 and remained in Europe throughout WW1 from 1914 to 1918. He went on to serve in India & the north West frontier. In 1931 he was commissioned as Lieutenant and rose to the rank of lieutenant Colonel in 1947. This is an excellent original British Colonial Tropical Solar Topee Helmet & transit tin to Lieut-Col Laird. The Topee’s canvas cover is undamaged. It has its original red head band 'Pagri' & vented spike top mount. It is complete with felt backed brass link chin strap, sweatband and original lining. All material and stitching of the helmet are undamaged. The lining has a nice paper label with manufacturer’s name Hobson & Sons London and what appears to be size ‘7 ½’. The sweat band is impressed ‘Hobson & Sons London’ and has contemporary hand written names including ‘E.A. Laird’. The helmet is contained in its original japanned transit tin with hinged lid & carry handle. The case has a lock (key absent) and embossed latch plate ‘Manufactured By Hindu Trunk House Dehli’. The body has original stencilled lettering ‘Lieut E.A. Laird RA’. The tin is undamaged. Price for this Solar Topee to a British Officer worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13388
£445.00

WW2 Naval Aviator Officer's Tropical Peaked/Visor Cap Size 7 1/4". Sn 132634 - 13264
An original WW2 American Naval/Aviator Officer’s Tropical peaked/visor cap, size 7 1/4" by Navy Exchange. It has a cream cotton crown and body. The cap has a black mohair band. It has a silvered and gilt post 1941 Officer’s cap badge with the American Spread Eagle. The chin strap is also gold bullion secured with two U.S.N. buttons either side. It has a black patent peak/visor. The sweat band is brown leather with numerous breather holes punched into it. The sweatband has a size label stuck to the inside with "7 1/4". It has a label inside with "Made Expressly for Navy Exchange U.S. Naval Station Norfolk V.A. A Berkshire Product". A very nice example. The price includes UK postage. Sn 13264
£275.00

WW2 Naval Aviator Captain's Tropical Peaked/Visor Cap Size 7 1/2". Sn 13263 - 13263
An original WW2 American Naval/Aviator Captain’s Tropical peaked/visor cap, size 7 1/2" by Bankcroft's. It has a very light tan cotton crown and body. The cap has a black mohair band. It has a stitched embroidery Officer’s gold bullion cap badge with the American Spread Eagle in silver bullion to the front. The chin strap is also gold bullion secured with two U.S.N. buttons either side. It has a black cloth peak/visor with bullion embroidery oak leaf edge. The sweat band is brown leather with numerous breather holes punched into it. The sweatband has a size label stuck to it at the rear with "7 1/2". It has a gold stamp with “Bancrofts Zephyr”. A very nice clean example. The price includes UK postage. Sn 13263
£285.00

WW2 1943 USAAF Officer's Tropical Peaked Cap, Size 7 1/4". Sn 13261 - 13261
Original WW2 1943 dated USAAF Officer’s Tropical peaked cap. It is made from a light khaki tan material crown and body. It has a tan finely braided mohair band. The polished brown leather peak is also lined below with buff leather. It has a brown leather chinstrap secured by gilt USAAF buttons. To the front it has a gilt American Eagle officer’s cap badge secured with a brass screw disc. Inside it has a brown leather sweatband which is nicely stamped with the maker and dated “Jan 21 1943” and sized at "7 1/4". It has a silk covered roll around the rim inside to give the top shape. The underside of the top is clear plastic lined and has "Regulation Army Officers Service Cap" in black print. The sweatband has very minor service wear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13261
£295.00

Original WW2 1930 Dated USAAF Other Ranks Peaked Cap Size 7 5/8". Sn 13260 - 13260
An original WW2 1930 dated USAAF Other Ranks peaked cap size 7 5/8". It is made from a fine khaki material and is in very good clean condition. It has a stiffened crown and body. It has a brown leather peak and chinstrap secured by gilt USAAF eagle buttons either side. On the front it has an original gilt American Eagle disc badge secured on the inside with a brass screw disc. Inside it is lined with a fine tan cotton lining. The cap has a brown leather sweatband with a size label "7 5/8". Inside the sweatband it is stamped with the date “Nov 5th 1930” “Phila Depot. BF. Brown”. This is a very nice clean, undamaged example of the other ranks USAAF peaked cap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13260
£275.00

WW2 1942 Royal Air Force Tropical Slouch Hat Siz 6 7/8". Sn 13259 - 13259
A WW2 1942 dated Royal Air Force Tropical slouch hat with R.A.F. colour flash and pugaree. A slouch hat is a wide-brimmed felt or cloth hat most commonly worn as part of a military uniform, often, although not always, with a chinstrap. It is a survivor of the felt hats worn by certain 18th century armies. Since then, the slouch hat has been worn by military personnel from many different nations including Australia, Britain, India, New Zealand, Southern Rhodesia, France, the United States, the Confederate States, Germany and many others. Australia has had a slouch as standard issue headwear since the late Victorian era. The hat has a left side press stud to turn up the left side. It has a multi folded silk Pugaree band fitted in khaki which has an R.A.F. silk insignia in blue white and red stitched to the left side. The felt is completely free of any holes or damage. Inside the hat it has a brown leather sweat band which is stamped with "V553 6 7/8" 1942" stamped in black ink. There is a faint warrant number hand written on the opposite side. It has an adjustable leather chin strap with brass buckles. This is a very nice example. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13259
£345.00
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