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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

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.

Early WW2 1940 British WD Scottish, Highland Light Infantry Regiment Tam O Shanter Bonnet By A&J Gelfer Glasgow With King’s Crown Metal Regiment Cap Badge. Sn 16901 - 16901
The Highland Light Infantry (HLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1881. It was amalgamated with the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1959 to form the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment). The Regiment saw active service in both World War I and World War II. This is an excellent original early WW2 dated Tam O Shanter to the HLI. Its khaki serge material is clean with no damage or mothing. It has the correct original metal HLI King’s crown badge with 2 rear lugs secured by split pin. The top of the Tam O Shanter has its original brown wool bobble. It's quilted liner is ink stamped with WD arrow, manufacturer’s name ‘A&J Gelfer Glasgow’ together with 1940 date and size '6 7/8'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16901

WW2 British Army WD Rough Finish Tommy Combat Helmet With Liner & Chin Strap. HE 874 - HE 874
This is a very good, original,British Army WW2, steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet. This helmet has all of its original rough texture olive green finish & has no dents. The inner rim of the helmet has a WD arrow. There are no visible manufacturer or date codes but they may be present under the paint The inside crown of the helmet is ink marked with WD arrow. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 1/2. The price includes UK delivery. HE 874

19th Century Persian Kulah Khud Spiked Steel Helmet With Ornate Silver Inlaid decoration & Chain Mail Protective Guard. Sn 16742 - 16742
These Persian helmets were worn throughout the 17th century & 19th centuries. Examples of these helmets similar in form to our 19th century piece are illustrated on page 398 of ‘A Glossary Of Arms & Armour ‘ by Stone. The bowl shaped steel helmet has ornate foliate decoration to the skull, rim, typical spiked top and 2 plume holders. Our example has a hinged holder for single removable nose guard which is absent (some examples have been seen with 3 prong nose guards and additional plume holder in place of spike, see page 399 of Stone’s book). The bowl has no dents and the silver decoration is crisp. The helmet has its original chain mail guard protecting the face and is correctly long at the back to protect the neck. It is approx. UK size 7 ½. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16742

Pre WW1 Austrian Fire Brigade Helmet With Helmet Plate & Cockade / Plume. Sn 16677 - 16677
An original early 20th Century Austrian Fire Brigade helmet. The black Pickelhaube style helmet is made of hard boiled leather. It has front and rear visors and the brim is brass rimmed. The helmet has a brass top comb with broad brass cross supports. The right side has a brass flute with brown horse hair cockade / plume. It has brass Lion’s head bosses with rings fitted with brown leather chin strap & buckle. The front has its original large white metal Austrian State, double headed Eagle with Crown plate. On the inside it has remnants of its original leather sweatband liner. It is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16677

WW1 French M15 Adrian Combat Helmet With 'RF' (République Française) Infantry Helmet Badge & Liner. Sn 12631 - 12631
The M15 Adrian helmet (French: Casque Adrian) was a combat helmet issued to the French Army during World War 1. It was the first standard helmet of the French Army and was designed when millions of French troops were engaged in trench warfare. The later M1926 helmet was made of a single piece of pressed steel without joining rim and top combe. This is an excellent original WW1 M15 French Adrian Combat Helmet complete with its original sweatband liner. The helmet has original chin strap bales & is fitted with an original Infantry 'RF' (République Française) helmet badge featuring an ignited grenade. The helmet has no dents and it has much of its original original blue/ grey paint finish which has even patina & scuffs consistent with age and service use. It is approx UK size 7. The price for this WW1 Adrian includes UK delivery. Sn 12631

RARE, WW2 Era Nazi German Luftwaffe NCO’s & Other Ranks Fliegerblau (Flier’s Blue) Visor Cap Marked To a Luftwaffe Flying School Squadron With White Metal Luftwaffe Eagle & National Cockade Badges. Sn 16435 - 16435
This is a rare, original Nazi German Luftwaffe NCO’s & Other Ranks visor cap (similar Luftwaffe cap variations and insignia are illustrated in Chapter 5 of ‘The Collector’s Guide To Cloth Third Reich Military Headgear’ by Wilkins). Made of Fliegerblau (Flier’s Blue) Trikot material it has the correct gold / yellow hue piping and ribbed black Rayon headband. The front of the cap is mounted with the correct white metal Luftwaffe Eagle with Swastika & National Cockade cap Badges. The material has no mothing or damage. The cap has a patent leather visor and chin strap with buckles. The cap has its original leather sweatband and cloth liner. The liner and sweatband have minor service wear & have indistinct, worn, manufacturer lettering . The inside of is ink stamped ‘Flg.W.Schule (school) E Neustadt- Glewe’ and ‘L/FI.R.2’ most likely to a Flight training school squadron together with other indistinct letters / numbers (all illustrated in image 2). The cap is approx. UK size 6. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. The price includes UK delivery Sn 16435

SOLD SOLD (30/11) WW1 Era 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers Trooper’s Lance Cap / Chapka Kings Crown Plate, ‘KC 9’ Rosette Boss Button With Black & White Horse Hair Plume. Sn 16249 - 16249
The 9th Queen's Royal Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1715. It saw service for three centuries, including the First and Second World Wars. In April 1813, the Regiment was re-designated as the 9th (or Queen's Royal) Lancers in honour of Queen Adelaide in 1830 (Queen Adelaide was the Queen Consort of King William IV and the Regiment was awarded the privilege of bearing her Royal Cypher). During WW1 The Regiment landed in France as part of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade in the 1st Cavalry Division in August 1914 for service on the Western Front. Captain Francis Grenfell was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in saving the guns of 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery on 24 August 1914 (he was later killed in action on 24 May 1915, as was his twin brother, Riversdale, a yeomanry officer who attached to 9th Lancers). The Regiment then participated in the final "lance on lance" action of the First World War on 7 September 1914 at Montcel à Frétoy in which Lieutenant Colonel David Campbell led a charge of two troops of B Squadron and overthrew a squadron of the Prussian Dragoons of the Guard. The Regiment survived the immediate post WW2 reduction in forces, but was amalgamated with the 12th Royal Lancers to form the 9th/12th Royal Lancers in 1960.This is an original, WW1 era Trooper’s Lance Cap of the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancer's. The Lance Cap has the correct skull and peak of black patent leather with correct brass rope effect waist. The rear has the correct brass ring & hook. The sides are covered in black facing cloth. Brass piping with ornate finials extends down the 4 angles. The cap has the correct brass rosette with Crown and ‘9’ (9th Lancer’s) brass button and Lion’s head bosses with correct leather backed link brass chain. It has a brass plume boss with black & white horse hair plume. The cap is fitted with correct rayed plate and badge comprising the King’s Crown Royal arms, Queen Adelaide ‘AR’ Royal cypher and Battle honours. The cap is complete with original leather sweat band. It is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price for this Trooper’s Lance Cap to a Prestigious Lancer’s Regiment includes UK delivery. Sn 16249

WW2 1942 British Hertfordshire Regiment Tropical Slouch Hat With Formation Patch By H.A.P. Size 7. Sn 16263 - 16263
A WW2 1942 dated Tropical slouch hat with Hertfordshire Regiment formation patch and 4 fold linen pagri topped by black & yellow Regimental band. A slouch hat is a wide-brimmed felt or cloth hat most commonly worn as part of a military uniform, often, although not always, with a chinstrap. It is a survivor of the felt hats worn by certain 18th century armies. Since then, the slouch hat has been worn by military personnel from many different nations including Australia, Britain, India, New Zealand, Southern Rhodesia, France, the United States, the Confederate States, Germany and many others. Australia has had a slouch as standard issue headwear since the late Victorian era. Our British Hertfordshire Regiment slouch hat has a left side ‘Newey’ press stud to turn up the left side. The left side has its original Hertfordshire regiment formation patch. The brim is edged with khaki linen. The felt is completely free of any holes or damage and has crown ventilation holes . Inside the hat it has a brown leather sweat band which is stamped with ‘Size 7’,’1942’ date and manufacturer mark ‘HAP’. It has its original adjustable leather chin strap with brass buckle. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16263
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