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WW2 Home Front, National Fire Service (NFS) Tommy Helmet Marked ‘A62’ With Liner & Chinstrap. HE 877 - HE 877
The Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) formed in January 1938 and fire stations were set up in buildings such as schools, garages and factories. A recruitment drive was launched with as many as 28,000 fire fighters required to support London Fire Brigade's 2,500 officers and fire fighters. To provide a unified service throughout the country, the National Fire Service (NFS) took control on 18 August 1941 when all AFS were merged with local brigades to form a national service. By 1943 over 70,000 women had enrolled in the NFS in the United Kingdom. This is an excellent original, WW2, steel NFS 'Tommy' helmet. The helmet has all of its original green paint with red band and King’s Crown NFS insignia. The inner rim of the helmet is stamped ‘A62’. There are no date marks but they may be present under the paint. The rim also has period hand painted number ‘579438’ possibly the number of the NFS member who was issued with the helmet. It has its original black oil cloth liner and sprung webbing chinstrap all of which are completely intact. The helmet is undamaged with no denting. It is approx. UK size 6 ½. The price includes UK delivery. HE 877
£175.00

Original, WW2 Era Nazi German NCO/ Officer’s Heer Army Visor Cap By Karl Hartel Hannover With Embroidered Heer Eagle & State Cockade Badges. Sn 17235:14 - 17235:14
This is an original Nazi German Officer’s visor cap (similar Heer cap variations and insignia are illustrated in Chapter 3 of ‘The Collector’s Guide To Cloth Third Reich Military Headgear’ by Wilkins). Made of green wool material it has the correct piping and dark green headband. The front of the cap is mounted with embroidered Heer Eagle with Swastika & State Cockade with Oak Leaves wreath on a field of green material. The material of the cap has just light areas of service wear and just a fine 1” tear to the top of the crown only visible on close inspection. The cap has a patent leather visor and Bullion cords. The cap has its original leather sweatband and cloth liner. The liner and sweatband have service wear. The crown is nicely manufacturer marked ‘Karl Hartel Kurschnermeister Weiden Opf’ under original stitched diamond cellophane. The sweatband has an original foil badge label marked ‘A’ (all illustrated). The cap is approx. UK size 7. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. The price includes UK delivery Sn 17235:14**NB The WW2 M36 German Officer’s Tunic illustrated is not included but available separately on our website. Please note if the Cap and Tunic are bought together the torso with head mannequin will be included free of charge**
£650.00

RARE, Original WW2 Era Nazi German Naval Kriegsmarine Sailor’s Donald Duck Tellemutze Cap With Metal Kriegsmarine Eagle With Swastika Badge, Cockade & Correct Tallies. Sn 17235:12 - 17235:12
These caps were worn by all Junior NCO’s and enlisted men. The Navy blue serge material is clean and undamaged with no mothing. It has the correct lace ‘Kriegsmarine’ headband and ribbon tallies. The crown of the cap is lined but manufacturer label is absent. It has a stitched brown leather sweatband. The cap is fitted with original metal Kriegsmarine Eagle with Swastika badge & cockade. It is approx UK size 6. The mannequin torso and head with shirt illustrated is not included. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. The price for this rare piece of Kriegsmarine headgear includes UK delivery. Sn 17235:12 **NB The WW2 Third Reich Kriegsmarine Sailors Shirt illustrated is not included but is available separately on our website. Please note if the Cap and shirt are bought together the torso with head mannequin will be included free of charge**
£650.00

Vietnam War PRU (Provincial Reconnaissance Unit) Special Forces Green Beret & 2 Viet Kong Battle Flags. Sn 16970 - 16970
The PRU Provincial Reconnaissance Unit was created in 1966, the PRUs were small teams of tough paramilitaries used to seek out and eliminate the Viet Cong Infrastructure as part of the Phoenix Program. Under the control of the province chief but armed and paid by the CIA, they were successors to the short lived Counter Terror Teams (CTT) that had been formed in the early 60's to hunt down VC leaders. Often comprised of former VC (Hoi Canh) or men looking for revenge, PRU teams were frequently accused of atrocities. The Provincial Reconnaissance Units were integrated into the National Police in 1972. This is an original PRU green beret. The material is clean and intact. The crown of the beret has size marking ‘56’ and indistinct manufacturer detail (illustrated). The beret has the cloth badge of the PRU (illustrated). The beret is accompanied by 2 Viet Kong battle flags. The blue & brown section stitched cloth flag with yellow star measures 29” by 20”. The red cloth stitched flag with yellow star measures 22” x 30”. Both have hems for pole hanging. Although the material of both flags are intact with no holes, they do have ‘battle staining’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16970
£395.00

C1930’s Nazi Freikorps WW1 German M16 Infantry Helmet With Liner & Chin Strap, Contemporaneously Converted For WW2 Use. HE 876 - HE 876
Freikorps were irregular German military volunteer units that existed from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. After WW1 during the period when Germany was banned from militarization, the Nazis secretly began re-arming. In this era the Friekorps were issued with WW1 equipment including combat helmets and uniform. This original WW1 German M16 helmet is one of those issued to the Friekorps after the Nazis came to power and contemporaneously repainted and adorned with Nazi insignia. Originally painted in WW1 green paint it has been overpainted with gray paint and large Nazi Swastika applied to the front. One side is numbered ‘73’ in original white paint. It has no dents and all rivets and steel chin strap loops are correctly in place. It also has its original leather chin strap. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks on the helmet but they may be present under the paint. The helmet is complete with original leather padded liner and headband. All leather and stitching are intact. The helmet is approx UK size 7. The price for this helmet with connections to both world wars includes UK delivery. HE 876
£895.00

WW2 1944 'D-Day' British 3rd Pattern Camouflaged Paratroopers Jump Helmet By BMB With Camo Netting, Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 14849 - 14849
This is an excellent original WW2 1944 dated 3rd Pattern British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (See page 93 of For King & Country By Glenn). 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 liner & chinstrap. It has its original green camo paint. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1944' together with manufacturer's mark 'BMB' and size '6 3/4'. The helmet is also fitted with its original Camo netting which is worn in places consistent with age and service use. The price for this WW2 dated airborne jump helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 14849
£1,295.00

WW2 1944 British Army British Motor Bodies (BMB) Motorcycle Dispatch Rider’s Camouflaged Helmet With Liner & Leather Chin Strap. Sn 17183 - 17183
This is an excellent original WW2 1944 dated British Army motorcycle dispatch rider’s helmet. This helmet has no denting and is complete with webbing liner & padded leather sweatband, vented ear flaps, chin strap with buckle, press stud and rear laced head piece. The helmet has its original green & brown Camo paint. The leather sweatband is crisply date stamped '1944' together with manufacturer's mark 'BMB' (British Motor Bodies) and size ' 6 3/4'. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. The price for this WW2 dated dispatch rider’s helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 17183
£245.00

Pre WW1 Imperial Prussian Fire Brigade Helmet With Helmet Plate & Combe Cockade / Plume. Sn 16678 - 16678
An original early 20th Century Imperial Prussian Fire Brigade helmet. The black Pickelhaube style helmet is made of hard boiled leather. It has front and rear visors. The helmet has a brass top comb red cockade / plume. It has its original leather backed brass scales chin strap & buckle. The front has its original large white metal plate. On the inside it has leather sweatband liner with cord. It is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16678
£475.00

PRIVATE PURCHASE , WW2 Era Nazi German ‘Luftshutz' Air Raid/ Civil Defence Steel Helmet By Vertrieb Genehmigt Gemass Liner And Chin Strap. Sn 17019:1 - 17019:1
This is an original, WW2 German Luftshutz Air Raid / Civil Defence helmet. It is in very good overall condition. The helmet retains its original dark blue paint and the front bears bold decal with Eagle wings, laurel wreath and Swastika with banner containing the title 'Luftshutz'. The helmet has the correct skull ventilation holes. It is complete with original leather padded liner and chinstrap with steel buckle. It is approx UK size 7. The inside of the rear skirt is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Mer RL 2-38/28 and has ink printed manufacturer labelling Vertrieb Genehmigt Gemass, 68 Luftschutzgesetz, Kopfweite 57’, indicating that this is a WW2 private purchase helmet. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17019:1
£295.00

Scarce, Irish Free State Army 'Coal Scuttle' Model 1927 Helmet By Vickers Ltd Number 7501 of only 10,021 With Liner & Chin Strap. HE 875 - HE 875
An excellent condition, original, steel alloy, Irish Free State Army 'Coal Scuttle' Model 1927 Imperial German style helmet made by Vickers Ltd. Vickers made just 10,021 helmet shells all individually numbered. It has its original finish and bronze coloured helmet badge. 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. The leather chinstrap is impressed by the manufacturer ‘O’Donoghue & Co Dublin’ & dated ‘1930’. The inside of the neck guard is crisply stamped V Ltd (Vickers), number ‘7501’ (of 10,021) another partial number which appears to be 'H4**' and '27' (1927 designation). The helmet is undamaged. It is approx. UK size 7 ½. A copy of a contemporary image showing a formation of Irish Free State soldiers marching in full uniform wearing their ‘Coal Scuttle’ helmets is illustrated in image 3). The price for this scarce helmet includes UK delivery. HE 875.
£875.00
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