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RARE, Original, WW2 1944 'D-Day' British 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By BMB With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15472 - 15472
This is an excellent, complete, original WW2 1944 dated 3rd Pattern British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (See pages 152 & 153 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). 3rd pattern Jump Helmets were manufactured from 1943 and featured a manganese steel shell with webbing liner & leather chin cup. They 1st saw action on June 6th 1944 for the Normandy Invasion. This helmet has no denting and is complete with correct webbing liner & chinstrap with leather cup. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1944' together with manufacturer's mark 'BMB' and size '7 3/8'. The sweatband has contemporary hand written name ‘F. Burgess’ (illustrated) most likely the name of the WW2 soldier who was issued with this helmet. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. Price for this Airborne jump helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15472
£950.00

VERY RARE, Original, WW2 British 1st Pattern Paratroopers Jump Helmet With Fibre Rim Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15471 - 15471
This is an excellent, complete, original WW2 era 1st Pattern British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (see pages 98-100 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). 1st Pattern helmets featured a manganese steel shell with fibre rim. They were only manufactured during 1942 but were worn throughout WW2. This helmet has no denting and is complete with correct fibre rim, liner & correct leather chin strap. There are no size, manufacturer or date marks on this helmet. The inside of the rim has original white painted numbers and letters which appear to be ‘OX49382’ (illustrated), most likely the service number of the WW2 soldier. who was issued with this helmet. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. Price for this very rare 1st Pattern Airborne jump helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15471
£2,450.00

Original WW1 British MK II 1918 Pattern Brodie Trench Helmet With Brodie Ink Stamped Liner & Leather Chin Strap. Sn 15411 - 15411
An original WW1 MK II 1918 Pattern British Brodie Steel helmet complete with original liner, padding and leather chinstrap. It has its original rough textured olive sand finish & no dents. It has its correct small central copper rivet at the crown and chinstrap bales attached with correct split pins. It is fitted with its original black oilcloth liner with red ink 'Brodie' manufacturer's stamp. There are no visible stamps on the rim of the helmet. It has its original dark brown leather chinstrap and buckle. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price for this increasingly hard to find WW1 helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15411
£395.00

Scarce, Irish Free State Army 'Coal Scuttle' Model 1927 Helmet By Vickers Ltd Number 9612 of only 10,021 With Liner & Chin Strap. HE 873. - HE 873
An excellent condition, original, steel alloy, Irish Free State Army 'Coal Scuttle' Model 1927 Imperial German style helmet made by Vickers Ltd. It has its original finish and bronze coloured helmet badge with rear blades. Inside it has its original leather liner with correct 3 pads, each with their original inside padding. It has its original leather chinstrap with alloy buckle. Vickers made 10,021 helmet shells all individually numbered. The inside of the neck guard is crisply stamped V Ltd (Vickers), number ‘9612’ (of 10,021) another partial number which appears to be 'H42**' and '/27' (1927 designation). The helmet is undamaged with no dents. It is approx. UK size 7 ½. The price for this scarce helmet includes UK delivery. HE 873.
£875.00

ORIGINAL, WW2 Nazi German Single Luftwaffe Decal M40 Combat Helmet By ‘Q’ (Quist) With Original Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 4987 - 4987
This is an original WW2 Nazi German M40 combat helmet in excellent condition. The helmet retains its dark grey /green paint which has even field / combat wear. It has no dents and all rivets/ pins and steel chin strap bales are correctly in place. The inner skirt of the helmet is very faintly stamped with a letter ‘Q’, the mark of the manufacturer Quist alongside size ‘66’ above number ‘DN475’ (DN was Quist’s patent identification code and 475 is most likely a lot number). The helmet’s single Luftwaffe decal has some surface scuffs consistent with age and service use. The helmet is complete with original undamaged leather liner which has even field/ combat wear and is ink stamped ‘58’. It has its original leather chin strap with buckle. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the chin strap. All leather and stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 4987
£975.00

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
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