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WW2 1944 'D-Day' British 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Jump Helmet By BMB With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 19742:1 - 19742:1
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 with leather chin pad and original green paint. The leather sweatband is date stamped '44' (1944) together with manufacturer's mark 'BMB' and size 7 1/8. The sweatband has period ink hand written name ‘Cpl (Corporal) Hardy’ & ‘Essery’. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19742:1 (NB Original WW2 British Para Denison Smocks are also available on this website)
£1,675.00

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

WWI French Artillery ‘Adrian’ Steel Helmet with WWI Dated Brass Peak Cover. HE 841. - HE 841
An original condition WWI French Artillery Adrian steel helmet (The Adrian helmet (French: Casque Adrian) was an influential design of combat helmet originally produced for the French Army during World War I. Its original version, the M15, was the first standard helmet of the French Army and was designed when millions of French troops were engaged in trench warfare, and head wounds from the falling shrapnel generated by indirect fire became a frequent cause of battlefield casualties. Introduced in 1915, it was the first modern steel helmet and it served as the basic helmet of many armies well into the 1930s. Initially issued to infantry soldiers, in modified form they were also issued to cavalry and tank crews. This example with black paint, RF Grenade and crossed cannons badge to the front *slight play*. It is missing its brown leather chinstrap but has its original 6 tongue oilcloth liner. This helmet has a brass peak cover with intricate laurel leaves and ‘Colomead Lieutenant Colonel Soldat de la Grande Guerre 1914-1918 imprinted. Price includes UK delivery. HE 841.
£375.00

British WW2, Childs Steel Tommy Helmet. - HE 840
This is an original British WW2 childs tommy helmet. The steel appears to have an old green lacquered green finish and has a raw steel edge. The helmet bears no stampings or identification although it has a glued in foam sweatband. The helmet has a khaki webbing chin strap secured to the rim by 2 copper rivets. The adjuster on the chin strap is made of pressed and stamped steel. The helmet measures 10 inches by 10 ½ inches diameter. The price of this childs wartime helmet includes U.K. delivery. HE 840
£95.00

American Vietnam War Period M1 Combat Helmet, Liner, & Camouflage Cover. - HE 839
This is an original Unissued American Vietnam War period M1 combat helmet complete with its original liner, sweatband and camouflage cover. The outer helmet has all of its original sand texture green finish on it and has the number 7463 stamped into it. The helmet has its original cloth camouflage cover is stencilled in black to the inside COVER HELMET CAMOFLAGE together with other details and was manufactured by Blind Inc. the camouflage cover has buttonholes sewn into it to hold foliage and appears to be unused. The camouflage cover is held on by an elasticated green webbing band that is stencilled in black BAND, HELMET, CAMOFLAGE US . The inner helmet retains most of its original green finish and is stamped on the inside in black LINER, HELMET, GROUND TROOPS TYPE 1 and -2- together with other serial numbers. The canvas and tan leather sweatband is retained by clips holding it to the canvas head support webbing and is stencilled in black HEADBAND HELMET LINER and other stock numbers manufactured by Steinberg Bros Inc. The helmet and all of its accessories show no signs of use or wear and is probably unissued. The price for this helmet includes U.K. delivery. HE 839
£195.00

British WW2, 1940 Dated Tommy Helmet By Fisher & Ludlow Limited. - HE 838
This is an original British 1940 dated tommy helmet. The helmet retains much of its original worn green painted finish and has the steel safety ring attached to the rim of the helmet. The helmet is stamped to the rear inside rim F&L (Fisher and Ludlow Ltd of Birmingham).1940 (1940 date) MS . The helmet retains its black rubberised sweatband attached to the crossed steel adapter which is held by a single screw to the inside of the helmet. The webbing chin strap has a steel buckle and expanding webbing covered tensioning spring attaching it to the helmet. The price of this helmet includes U.K. delivery. HE 838
£195.00

Japanese Navy WW2 Junior Ranks Peaked Cap. - HE 836
This is a WW2 Japanese navy junior ranks peaked cap. The cap has a black braided cap band and the badge has a silver cherry blossom is surrounded by a by a gilt wreath on a cloth patch. The cap has a black leather cap band secured on the sides by two brass buttons with a cherry blossom on them. The leather peak is in excellent condition and has is trimmed by leather piping. The inside of the cap has a waterproof sweat band and inside on the black cloth liner is a diamond white label sewn in with Japanese text woven into it and black Japanese characters stamped on it. There is one small treated moth hole to the top of the cap illustrated in the photographs. The price includes U.K. delivery. HE 836
£195.00
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