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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

Original WW2 British Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet . HE 870 - HE 870
This is an original WW2 British Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet. The helmet retains its original leather head band, chin strap & vented top mount. It is also complete with leather sweatband which is marked O over W ARROW D over 290 inside the headband. The headband is also embossed VEROS DETACHABLE& SELF CONFORIMING HEAD BAND. ROYAL LETTERS PATENT. NO. 228467. Price includes UK delivery. HE 870
£245.00

WW1 French M15 Adrian Combat Helmet With 'RF' (République Française) Infantry Helmet Badge & Liner. Sn 14727 - 14727
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 M 1926 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. The helmet is fitted with an original Infantry 'RF' (République Française) helmet badge featuring an ignited grenade. The helmet has no dents and it has original dark 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 14727
£245.00

Ancient Japanese Early Edo Period C1650-1700, Iron Kabuto Helmet & 5 Piece Shikoro Neck Guard Armour. Sn 14475:2 - 14475:2
The Edo period is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyo. Armour in Japan has a history that goes back as far as the 4th century. Japanese armour developed enormously over the centuries since its introduction to the battlefield. It was worn to varying degrees by numerous classes and was seen on the battlefield both on mounted and foot troops. Armour was expensive to produce and held in high esteem by Japanese families. Japanese Kabuto helmets were made from iron or leather riveted together. Shikoro neck guard armour was made from several layers of curved iron or leather strips suspended from the bottom edge of the kabuto by macrame cords (odoshi) made from leather and/or braided silk. This is an original example of an early Edo period C1650-1700 Japanese Kabuto helmet with original Shikoro 5 piece neck guard armour plates. The russet iron helmet has copper fittings and slotted front mount for family or clan badge or mon. The helmet bowl without liner is approx. UK size 7 ½. The 5 Piece Shikoro Neck Guard Armour iron scales are undamaged and require binding together by cord or leather and attaching to the helmet bowl. The price for this ancient Japanese piece which would make a superb display piece when assembled includes UK delivery. Sn 14475:2
£1,100.00

WW2 Era Italian Colonial Infantry Tropical Helmet. Sn 14416 - 14416
This is an original WW2 era Italian Colonial Infantry Tropical Helmet. The helmet’s tan canvas body, sweatband, lining and leather chin strap with buckle are clean and undamaged. It has the correct brass hook chin strap bales. The right side of the helmet is mounted with the correct cockade pocket. The crown of the helmet has the correct alloy vent with original olive green paint. The inside of the helmet is stamped with number ‘56’ (size). The helmet is approx UK size 6 ½. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14416
£275.00

WW2 1941 Dated British Home Front, Worcester City and County Fire Brigade Tommy Helmet By FAI With Liner and Chinstrap. Sn 14254 - 14254
This is an excellent original, WW2, painted steel Worcester City and County Fire Brigade 'Tommy' helmet. The helmet is painted olive green and has its original transfer Fire Brigade badge in silver and red. The inner rim of the helmet is stamped with what looks to "FAI" and "1941". It is also stamped with a number "844". 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 and it retains most of its original paint. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14254
£195.00

WW1 Belgian Fireman's Steel Helmet With Bronzed Badge, Liner and Chin Strap. Sn 13637 - 13637
This is a WW1 Belgian Fireman's Steel helmet, complete with bronzed badge to the front, leather liner and leather chin strap. It has a steel comb to the top which is secured with four dome headed rivets. The edge has a folded seam. To the front it has a Belgian Fire Service bronzed badge. Inside the helmet is has a black leather liner with brass eyelets, a drawer string and leather chin strap. The chin strap is secured on one side but the metal wire loop is missing from the other side. This is a complete helmet in very good undamaged condition. The outside is free of dents. The helmet retains about 98% of the original paint on the outside. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13637u
£225.00

WW2 British Home Front, Bakelite Munition’s Workers 'Tommy Helmet' With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 13469 - 13469
This is an excellent original WW2 'Tommy' helmet made of bakelite for Home front Munitions factory workers as opposed to the usual steel manufacture to prevent the potential for creating sparks thereby igniting munitions and causing explosions. The brown flecked bakelite shell is undamaged. It is approx UK size 7 ½. It has its original black oil cloth liner with padded crown and later webbing chin strap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13469
£225.00
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