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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

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
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