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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

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
£175.00

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
£475.00

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
£395.00

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
£275.00

SOLD SOLD (22/11) Japanese Edo Period Samurai Warrior’s Moulded Lacquered Jingasa Helmet (War Camp Hat) With Tokugawa Clan Mon Badge, Tasselled Cord & Chin Strap. Sn 16181 - 16181
The jingasa (War Camp Hat) was a type of helmet worn by Japanese Samurai warriors when traveling or encamped. The jingasa is typically lacquered, making it especially lightweight and waterproof. 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. In the Edo period, the politics of display of sankin kôtai and other ceremonial occasions led to jingasa becoming more decorative in appearance, as was also the case for many other items of samurai arms, armour, and clothing. These items performed important symbolic, ceremonial, and discursive political purposes. This is a Japanese jingasa. with brown lacquer to exterior and red lacquer to interior. The exterior has four sets of twelve ken-type ribbed plated radiating from chrysanthemum shaped boss to the top. It has a painted Tokugawa clan mon to front and gold tassel suspended from copper loop to the reverse, with later padded chin strap It measures 35 x 32.5cm and is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16181
£0.00

Original Vietnam War Era U.S. Army Steel Combat Helmet With Camo Cover, Shell Liner & 1972 Dated Hot Weather OG-106 Military Baseball Cap. Sn 15984:4 - 15984:4
This is an original Vietnam War Era U.S. Army Steel Combat Helmet With Camo Cover, Shell Liner & 1972 Dated Hot Weather OG-106 Military Baseball Cap. The helmet and liner have no damage and the camo cover is clean and intact with hand written period slogans. The liner has indistinct ink lettering (illustrated).The cap is clean with no damage and has its original label ‘ 7 3/8’ size together with designation and 1972 army stores code (illustrated).The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15984:4
£375.00

Suez Crisis Era 1955 Dated British WW2 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By CCL With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 16028 - 16028
After 1944 British para helmet production ceased for a number of years but re-commenced in the early 1950’s when new runs of the WW2 pattern helmets were needed to supplement supplies. This is an excellent, complete, original WW2 3rd pattern 1955 dated British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (see page 176 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). The helmet has the correct manganese steel shell with webbing liner & chin strap configuration with leather chin cup. This helmet has no dents and retains its original green paint which has areas of surface wear. The inside crown has a piece of tape with handwritten name ‘Christopher Good’ most likely the name of the paratrooper who was issued with this helmet. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1955' together with manufacturer's mark 'CCL' & size '7 1/8'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16028
£425.00

Suez Crisis Era 1955 Dated British WW2 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By CCL With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 16026 - 16026
After 1944 British para helmet production ceased for a number of years but re-commenced in the early 1950’s when new runs of the WW2 pattern helmets were needed to supplement supplies. This is an excellent, complete, original WW2 3rd pattern 1955 dated British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (see page 176 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). The helmet has the correct manganese steel shell with webbing liner & chin strap configuration with leather chin cup. This helmet has no dents and retains its original green paint. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1955' together with manufacturer's mark 'CCL' & size '7'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16026
£425.00

WW1 British WD MK II 1918 Pattern Brodie Trench Helmet Stamped ‘HS 63’, Brodie Ink Stamped Liner, Leather Chin Strap & Devonshire Regiment King’s Crown Badge. Sn 16027 - 16027
The Devonshire Regiment was a Regular Army unit. After absorbing some 500 reservists, elements of the Regiment departed for France, landing at Le Havre on 21 August 1914, just 17 days since Britain's entry into the war, as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). The Regiment saw much action throughout WW1. This is an original WW1 MK II 1918 Pattern British Brodie Steel helmet to the Devonshire Regiment. It is complete with leather chinstrap. It has its original rough textured olive finish. The finish has wear in areas to be expected but there are no dents. It has its correct small central copper rivet at the crown and chinstrap bales attached with correct split pins. The front of the helmet is mounted with a darkened metal KC cap badge of the Devonshire Regiment. The helmet has its original net liner & black oilcloth sweatband with red ink 'Brodie' manufacturer's stamp and WD arrow mark. The rim of the helmet is stamped 'HS 64'. It has its original brown leather chinstrap and buckle. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16027
£595.00
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