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**Zulu War Isandhlwana & Boer War Connections** Pre 1902, Victorian Home Service Pattern, Officers Blue Cloth Spike Top Helmet With Original The 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot Helmet Plate & Transit Tin. Sn 19997:3 - 19997:3.
The 24th Foot was raised in 1689 as Colonel Sir Edward Dering's Regiment of Foot for service in Ireland under William III. In 1751 it was placed 24th in the line infantry order of precedence. Between 1782 to 1881, the regimental name was The 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot. On 22 January 1879, during the Zulu War, most of the companies of the 1st Battalion were at Isandhlwana where they were overwhelmed by the Zulus. Following on from their success at Isandhlwana, the Zulus attacked Rorkes Drift where there was only one company of the 2nd/24th Foot. The Zulus were unable to take the post despite their numbers and retreated. In 1880, in recognition of these actions, Queen Victoria placed a wreath of immortelles round the staff of the Queen's Colour. Later during the Boer war elements of the Regiment arrived in Cape Colony in early February 1900 and saw action at the Battle of Elands River in September 1901 during the Second Boer War. This is an excellent, Victorian Officer's spike topped pre 1902 Home Service blue cloth helmet to the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot. It has gilt a metal cross piece, spike and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the large Queen’s crown helmet plate of the XXIV 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband and stitched panel lining. The crown has remnants of a paper label (illustrated) most likely a maker or owner’s name and address. The helmet is contained in its original japanned tin transit case with lid & carry handle (the lid’s hinge and clasp are absent). The price for this fine helmet with Tin includes UK delivery. Sn 19997:3.
£1,475.00

Original WWI M16 German Combat Helmet Re-Issued to the Norwegian Army. 19966:37. - 19966:37
Throughout WWI Norway re-used a large number of German helmets. These helmets were left behind after the surrender of German Forces in Norway .The Stahlhelm ('steel helmet') is a German military steel combat helmet intended to provide protection against shrapnel and fragments of grenades. The term Stahlhelm refers both to a generic steel helmet and more specifically to the distinctive German military design. The M16 design had side-mounted horn-like ventilator lugs which were intended to be support for an additional steel brow plate or Stirnpanzer, which only ever saw limited use by snipers and trench raiding parties, as it was too heavy for general use. Not without flaws; the ventilator horns often let cold air in during the winter, requiring the wearer to block the vents with mud or fabric. The large, flared skirt tended to make it difficult for soldiers to hear, distorting surrounding sounds and creating an echo when the wearer spoke. In very good condition with olive drab paint and decals virtually untouched. Approximately size 58, these helmets are getting harder to find, especially in this condition. The price includes UK delivery. 19966:37.
£395.00

Original WWII German M42 helmet & liner re-issued Post WWII to Norwegian Army Combat Helmet with Liner & Rare Kriegsmarine Quick Release Chin Strap. 19966:36. - 19966:36
After WWII Norway reused a large number of German helmets. These helmets were left behind after the surrender of German Forces in Norway .The Stahlhelm ('steel helmet') is a German military steel combat helmet intended to provide protection against shrapnel and fragments of grenades. The term Stahlhelm refers both to a generic steel helmet and more specifically to the distinctive German military design. The M42 design was a result of wartime demands from direct orders of the Führer, to ‘maintain intimidation but reduce cost’. The modified shell also incorporated a completely different and more substantial liner and chinstrap design that provided far more protection. In superb condition with olive drab paint and decals virtually untouched. Size 57 as printed inside. Getting harder to find, especially in this condition. The price includes UK delivery. 19966:36.
£395.00

Victorian & WWI Era ‘Rifle Brigade Officers Sealskin Busby & Plume/Badge’. 19966:29. - 19966:29
This is a very nice King's Royal Rifle Corps Victorian/WWI era Busby. It features a Black sealskin exterior with attached plaited cords. There is a corded boss to front carrying the Rifles Regimental Cap Badge. The top of the cap is black wool felt and the front is equipped with a black over red & black hair hackle plume. The crown is marked with the original maker information under the Royal Supplier logo: Hobson & Sons –Royal Contractors-1, 3 & 5 Lexington St, Golden Square London.W. Size 7 1/8ths. (Hobsons began their uniform business close to Woolwich Barracks, South London, England. Clothing and Regimental Regalia were made for all members of the armed forces using traditional tailoring and handcraft techniques). The King's Royal Rifle Corps was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army that was originally raised in British North America as the Royal American Regiment during the phase of the Seven Years' War in North America known as 'The French and Indian War' subsequently numbered the 60th Regiment of Foot, the regiment served for more than 200 years throughout the British Empire. In 1958, the regiment joined the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and the Rifle Brigade in the Green Jackets Brigade and in 1966 the three regiments were formally amalgamated to become the Royal Green Jackets. The KRRC became the 2nd Battalion Royal Green Jackets. On the disbandment of 1/RGJ in 1992, the RGJ's KRRC battalion was re-designated as 1/RGJ, eventually becoming 2/RIFLES in 2007. In very good condition as shown in the pictures. The price includes UK delivery. 19966:29. (Soft head wear)
£495.00

British WWII 1944 Dated ‘Despatch/Dispatch Riders Helmet’ –Un-issued. 19966:28. - 19966:28
In the British Army, motorcycle despatch riders were first used in the World War I by the Royal Engineers Signal Service. When the War Department called for motorcyclists to volunteer with their machines for despatch work at the start of August 1914, the response was huge. The London office had 2000 more applicants than places, and a similar response was reported in regional centres around the country. If a rider and machine were approved then £10 was paid immediately, £5 to be paid on discharge (unless due to misconduct), and pay was 35s per week. The helmet uses the same shell as parachutists. Dated 1944 and size 7 ¼, this helmet has its padding, leatherwork and webbing intact. The exterior retains 85% of its olive drab textured paint. The price for this WWII piece includes UK delivery. 19966:28.
£295.00

WWII British Army ‘Tommy Helmet’ with Original Liner & Finish. 19966:17. - 19966:17
This is an excellent, original, WW2 era steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet. This helmet has all of its original smooth finish & has no dents. The helmet is marked ‘F&L’ (Fisher & Ludlow, manufacturers of Birmingham) and 1/1940 (January 1940) it has been faintly inscribed with what looks like the soldiers name ‘L.Worth’on the inside of the rim. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. 19966:17.
£195.00

WW2 Era 1937 Nazi German NCO’s Heer Army Engineer / Pioneer’s Crusher Cap With White Metal Heer Eagle & White Metal State Cockade Badges. N 96 - N 96
This is an original as found Nazi German NCO’s crusher cap (foldable for bag or pocket carry. Heer crusher cap variations and insignia are illustrated in Chapter 5 of ‘The Collector’s Guide To Cloth Third Reich Military Headgear’ by Wilkins). Made of green ‘Doeskin wool’ material it has the correct black piping and dark green headband indicating Engineer or Pioneer corps issue. The front of the cap is mounted with the correct white metal Heer Eagle with Swastika & enamelled State Cockade with Oak Leaves wreath. The material of the cap has service wear to be expected. The cap has a patent leather visor and leather chin strap with buckle. The cap has its original leather sweatband and cloth liner. The liner and sweatband have areas of service wear. The inside of the liner has faint manufacturer ink stamp ‘Walter ???? Lederwerken Richsbald ?’ & other indistinct lettering together with what looks like 1937 date (all illustrated). The cap is approx. UK size 6. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. The price includes UK delivery. N 96
£695.00

Dutch Army Military Cap / Kepi Model Infanterie Regiment 10. HE 844. - HE 844
The kepi is a cap with a flat circular top and a peak, or visor. In English, the term is a loanword of French: képi, itself a re-spelled version of the Alemannic German: Käppi, a diminutive form of Kappe, meaning "cap". In Europe, this headgear is most commonly associated with French military and police uniforms, though versions of it were widely worn by other armies during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In North America, it is usually associated with the American Civil War, as it was worn by soldiers on both sides of the conflict. This Dutch, green/black coloured 'Kepi' with gold and orange cockade above laurel wreath and number 10. Leather chin strap held by two brass coloured studs with the Netherlands Lion symbol *Small size* in its original tin case which retains the majority of its green/black paint this Kepi is one for the collector/enthusiast. The price includes UK delivery. HE 844.
£395.00

Dutch Dress Kepi with Rooster Feathered Plume. HE 843. - HE 843
The kepi is a cap with a flat circular top and a peak, or visor. In English, the term is a loanword of French: képi, itself a re-spelled version of the Alemannic German: Käppi, a diminutive form of Kappe, meaning "cap". In Europe, this headgear is most commonly associated with French military and police uniforms, though versions of it were widely worn by other armies during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In North America, it is usually associated with the American Civil War, as it was worn by soldiers on both sides of the conflict. This Dutch, blue coloured 'Kepi' with Rooster plume with brass coloured tulip as intended for the Gala (dress) tunic. Numbered 71 internally *small size* with the name ‘Farber W’ on the tag. With brass coloured chain *loose* and lion head hooks this Kepi is one for the collector/enthusiast. The price includes UK delivery. HE 843.
£395.00

American Vietnam War Period M1 Combat Helmet, Liner, & Camouflage Cover. HE 842. - HE 842
This is an original American Vietnam War period M1 combat helmet complete with its original liner, *missing sweatband* and camouflage cover. The outer helmet has its original sand texture green finish on it. The (large size) helmet has its original cloth camouflage cover the camouflage cover has buttonholes sewn into it to hold foliage and appears to have seen service. The inner helmet retains most of its original green finish. The helmet and all of its accessories show signs of use and service wear. The price for this helmet includes U.K. delivery. HE 842.
£275.00
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