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WW2 Era Japanese Infantry Steel Combat Helmet With ‘Star’ Badge, Padded Liner & Cloth Tape Chinstrap. Sn 18168:16 - 18168:16
This is an original WW2 Japanese Infantry Combat Helmet complete with its original padded leather liner & original cloth tape chin strap. The steel helmet has its original brown paint finish and no dents. The front of the helmet has the original metal ‘star’ badge. The padded liner & rim of the helmet have original hand painted Japanese script characters (illustrated). The top of the helmet has the correct small ventilation holes. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18168:16

Victorian Home Service Pattern, Scottish Midlothian Coast Artillery Volunteers Other Ranks Blue Cloth Helmet With Ball Top Mount. Sn 18168:13 - 18168:13
The Midlothian Artillery Volunteer Corps was formed in 1859 as a response to a French invasion threat. Originally it served as garrison and heavy artillery but transferred to the Territorial Force in 1908 as field artillery, in which role it served through both World Wars. This is an excellent, Victorian Other Ranks ball topped Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet to the Midlothian Coast Artillery Volunteers. It has a metal cross piece, ball top and rose bosses supporting a leather backed link chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the large Victorian Queen’s crown Regiment metal helmet plate. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband and stitched panel lining. The helmet is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18168:13

WW1 U.S Army Model 1917 Trench Combat Helmet (British Brodie) With Ordnance Dept USA Long Valley Ink Stamped Oil Cloth Sweat Band, Net Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 18125:5 - 18125:5
The Brodie helmet is a steel combat helmet designed and patented in London in 1915 by John Leopold Brodie. A modified form of it became the Helmet, Steel, Mark I in Britain and the M1917 Helmet in the U.S. American troops were issued with M1917 helmets to deploy in France late in 1917. The United States government initially purchased some 400,000 helmets from Britain. From January 1918 the U.S. Army began to use helmets manufactured in the U.S. and these helmets were designated M1917. This is an excellent, original, WW1 U.S. Army M1917 combat helmet. It has its original textured olive paint which has some surface wear consistent with age and service use. It has its correct small rivet at the crown and chinstrap bales attached with rivets rather than split pins found on Brodie helmets. It is fitted with its original black oilcloth liner with ‘Ordnance Dept U.S.A Long Valley’ ink stamp within oval. It also has its original net liner and paper instruction label at the crown (illustrated). There are no visible markings on the rim of the helmet. It has its original brown leather chinstrap with buckle. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn18125:5

WW2 Nazi German Kriegsmarine Single Decal M42 Combat Helmet By ‘ET’ (Eisenhutten-Thale) With Original M31 Liner. Sn 18048:14 - 18048:14
This is an original WW2 era Nazi Kriegsmarine combat helmet in excellent condition. The helmet retains its original paint finish 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 stamped with lot number ‘377’ and manufacturer code ‘ET’ (Eisenhutten-Thale) alongside size which appears to be ‘60’or ‘66’. The right side of the helmet features its original Kriegsmarine Eagle on Shield background decal which has surface wear to be expected. It is complete with original M31 leather liner which has even field/ combat wear. The helmet is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18048:14

WW1 German 1918 Pattern 'Drooped / Duck Bill' Steel Combat Helmet With 1921 Pattern Liner, Chin Strap & Double Inter War / WW2 Decals ( Nazi Party Swastika Shield & Hitler Youth /Hitlerjugend / HJ) Shield. Sn 17758 - 17758
This is an original WW1 German 1918 pattern 'Duck Bill' steel combat helmet so called because of its drooped duck bill like front brim. The helmet has even patina. It has no dents and all rivets/ pins and steel chin strap bales are correctly in place. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the inner rim or crown. The left side of the helmet features its original Nazi swastika shield decal and the right has its original Hitler Youth (Hitlerjugend / HJ) decal indicating re-issue to the HJ inter war / WW2. The decals have excellent colouring and have just light rubbing to be expected. The helmet is complete with original undamaged and clean leather 1921 pattern liner and leather chin strap with buckle. As with all of our stock this helmet is guaranteed 100% genuine. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17758

**RARE**WW2 U.S. Army M1938/ M1941 Tankers Helmet By Wilson Athletic Goods Manufacturing Company, Size 7 ½ With Correct Original M1938 Tanker’s Resistal Goggles . Sn 17768 - 17768
The official designation for this simple 'bump protection' helmet is often suffixed M1938 or M1941. In 1938 the Ordnance Board initiated trials to find a replacement for the infantry and cavalry pattern tank crew helmets then in use (see page 130 of Government Issue Collector’s Guide by Enjames). The helmet is made from resin impregnated fibre with leather fittings and lining cradle. Typical of tank helmets of the period it provided no ballistic protection but was adequate for bump protection inside the tank. The shell of the M1 helmet could be worn over the tankers helmet if additional protection was needed. The helmet is in excellent, near un-used condition. The padded leather lining has a crisp ink roundel manufacturer stamp ‘Wilson Ath Goods Mfg Co & 7 ½ (size). It has flexible side flaps to house R-14 earphones. The helmet is mounted with its original M1938 Tanker’s Resistal Goggles. At the outbreak of WW2 Harry Buegeleisen Company registered this design of goggles (see page 131 of Enjame’s book). The goggles are clean and undamaged with red tinted lenses, alloy frames with soft leather support and webbing strap which fits correctly to the helmet. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17768

SOLD SOLD (07/10) **SCARCE** Irish Free State Army 'Coal Scuttle' Model 1927 Helmet By Vickers Ltd Number 4484 of only 10,021 With Liner & Chin Strap. HE 819 - HE 819
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 inside of the neck guard is crisply stamped V Ltd (Vickers), number ‘H4484’ and '27' (Model 1927 designation) together with another small indistinct mark (all illustrated). The helmet is clean and has just a few small dents. 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 819

French Late 1800's Third Republic Era Model 1876 Cuirassier Cavalry Regiment Helmet By Alexis Godillot With Plumes & Horse Hair Mane. Sn 17563 - 17563
An original Model 1876, France, Third Republic, Cuirassier Cavalry Regiment Helmet produced by Alexis Godillot (1816-1893). The helmet has a black painted metal skull, a brass peak binding, ear to ear wreath with ignited grenade to the centre. The skull has no dents. It has a leather backed scales chin strap with buckle and ornate ear roundels. It has a superb Medusa head finial with 'shaving brush' plume in its original brass holder and removable red ostrich feather plume to the left side. It also has a plaited red horse hair falling mane. The rear of the helmet is stamped 'Alexi Godillot' and with faint numbers which appear to be '15 6 74 9'. The helmet has its original leather sweatband liner which has some service wear. It is approx UK size 6. The price for this impressive helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 17563

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

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
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