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RARE, ORIGINAL, 1922-1937 Irish Free State Army Officer’s Dress Shako With Bullion Embroidered Free State Cockade. HE 857 - HE 857 / 11646
In 1922 after much civil disorder between Loyalists and Republicans including the Easter Rising of 1916 the Irish Free State was established in 1922 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty signed by British and Irish representatives. The Free State had its own armed forces. The Free State came to an end in 1937, when under the new constitution the Irish state was named Ireland (Eire). This is an original Irish Free State Army Officer’s dress Shako. It has a dark blue cloth over a hard body with red piping around the body and the bullion embroidered Free State cockade in the centre. It has a red cloth crown with gold and black piping and intricate embroidered geometric design. It has a patent brim with patent strap and Free State embossed buttons either side. The shako has its original liner and the leather sweatband is impressed ‘Real Calf Leather’. The shako is clean and undamaged. It is approx. UK size 6. Price for this rare Shako includes UK delivery. HE 857
£695.00

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

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
£745.00

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

WW2 1942 Indian Punjab Regiment Burma Issue Tropical Slouch Hat With Divisional/ Formation Patch, Pagri Headband & Chin Strap By J Wear & Co. Sn 11553 - 11553
The Indian Punjab Regiment is one of the oldest Regiments still in service in the Indian Army. The Regiment served with distinction in WW2 fighting against the Japanese in Burma. The Regiment suffered a total of 2744 casualties including 990 killed. This is an original WW2 Tropical Slouch Hat To the Punjab Regiment. It has its original khaki Pagri headband and its khaki body is undamaged. It has its original ventilation holes at the edge of the crown and press stud fastener on the left side of the brim and skull. The right side of the skull is stitch mounted with its original embroidered Officer's cloth Divisional/ Formation Patch with Kings Crown and Garter Star together with the Regiment name ‘Punjab’. The hat has its original leather sweatband and chin strap. The sweatband is impressed with size manufacturer and date detail 'Size 6 J Wear & Co 1942' . Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11553
£495.00

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

WW2, Single Decal, Luftwaffe Steel Combat Helmet With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 8139. - 8139
An excellent original single decal, WW2, Luftwaffe steel combat helmet. It has no dents & all rivets are in place together with it's chin strap bales. The helmet retains it's most of it's Dark Grey Paint and has it's original brown leather liner and chinstrap with buckle. The left of the helmet features the dramatic Luftwaffe Eagle in flight with Swastika Decal. The Eagle decal is in nice condition with great original colour. The helmet is stamped on the inside rim 'bk2 2079' and is approx UK size 7. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% genuine. Price for this Luftwaffe helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 8139
£875.00

WW2 German M35 Combat Helmet With Luftwaffe Decal And Correct Original Chicken Wire Camouflage Cover, Liner & Chin Strap. N 431 / 7361 - N 431 / 7316
An excellent WW2 German M35 Combat helmet. It has no dents & all rivets are in place together with it's chin strap bales. The helmet retains most of it's original Black together with some Red/ Brown paint which has been painted over Blue/Grey paint and the left side of the helmet features a faded Luftwaffe Eagle in flight with Swastika Decal. The helmet is fitted with original correct German hand made chicken wire cover for camouflage ( See page 149 of The History Of The German Helmet 1916-45 By Baer). The cover is retained by hooks on the left & right sides of the helmet and the helmet is complete with original brown leather headband and chinstrap which is in the same excellent condition. It is size 'hkc 62' which is stamped correctly into the inside rim near to the left hand side chin bale. This helmet is original and un-messed with. There is a 100% guarantee of originality with this and all our stock. Price for this quality helmet with correct original chicken wire camo cover includes UK delivery. N 431
£975.00
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