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2645
1861-1882 1st HUNTINGDONSHIRE MOUNTED RIFLES/LIGHT HORSE (DUKE OF MANCHESTER'S) HELMET. Black boiled leather skull with a silvered edge to the front peak. To the front a silvered helmet plate comprising an ornate MV cipher surmounted by a ducal coronet. The cipher rests on a scroll which has the wording '1st or Duke of Manchester's'. To the crown a silvered plume holder supports a scarlet and white horsehair plume. Complete with silvered interlinked chin chain, backing material absent. The lining to the interior now absent. A short length of stitching to the left corner of the rear peak now unstitched, but is hidden by the plume. The right side of the helmet has a tear to the leather above the silvered rose head chin chain boss. A rare example which would still make a nice display piece. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2646
1878-1901 ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY VICTORIAN OFFICER'S HELMET. A good 1878-1901 example of an Officer's Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet. The helmet is complete with a gilt metal cross piece, spike and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain. The front bearing a gilt eight pointed star, the topmost point displaced by the crown. Mounted on the star, a laurel wreath with scroll inscribed "Gibraltar" applied to the top and fouled anchor to the junction below. Pieced "Per Mare Per Terram" strap on blue enamel ground. To the centre, a silver globe in relief, the Continents picked out in gilt. Beneath the anchor, a silver strung bugle, (KK 1091). Leather sweatband to interior topped with crimson silk edging Tailor's details of "J Haslett Woolwich". The helmet furniture has been professionally re- gilded to bring the helmet to Museum exhibition standard. Grade II+. (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2647
Ca1900 THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS) OFFICER'S FULL DRESS FEATHER BONNET. A good quality example retailed by Marshall & Aitken, Edinburgh, regulation four tails, black red and white diced band, red feather hackle and black silk ribbon (as found), scarlet Moroccan sweatband with red silk lining (part detached), the bonnet now bearing a QVC other ranks bonnet badge, good overall condition. Grade II (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2648
1914-18 M16 STEEL CAMOUFLAGED HELMET (SHELL ONLY, NO LINER). Maker marked 'ET'. Size 60. Original green paint to inside. Green/brown dabbed camouflaged finish to the exterior (not in the usual divided segments). Couple of light dings to top. Retains two of the three original liner studs. Grade II
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2649
1917 DATED WOLSELEY SOLAR HELEMT. Khaki canvas covered cork. Retains a very good shape, no damage to the dome. Sadly missing the top screw on boss. Crack to cork on flap. O/a heavy soiling. No chinstrap but retains leather sweatband. War department issue stamps on inside and original 'Compton & Sons Ltd 1917' dated paper label. This pattern solar helmet worn extensively at Gallipoli, Solonika and Palestine. Rare. Grade II-
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2650
1939-45 MK:2 BRITISH STEEL HELMET, DATED 1939. Some overall paint loss. Liner complete, but damaged to one side which gives it a slightly lopsided effect. Good condition and clean chinstrap. Becoming very scarce. Grade II-
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2651
1939-45 MK2 Style Black Bakelite Helmet with Oilskin gas neck flap. The helmet is fitted with a brown oilskin neck flap secured to the helmet with a rim harness. A tear to the left side front section where it joins the rim. Black oilskin military liner showing light service use. Brown leather chinstrap. Grade II.
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2652
1939-45 STEEL HELMET MKII WITH RAW EDGE. National fire service decal to front dome. '9' decal to lower skirt. original paint rates at 90%. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2653
1939-45 MKII STEEL HELMET FOR GB/AUST AIRFIELD/CIVIL DEFENCE FIRE SERVICE. Bluish grey colour smooth paint with black neck flap. Good condition black leatherette liner. Size approximately 7 1/8. Single elasticised chinstrap. 1942 dated (stamped into rim of helmet). Grade II-
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2654
1939-45 BERET DARK BLUE. Large size wool beret, size 7 3/8 made by A + J Gelfer, Glasgow 1945. Broad arrow and War Department acceptance marks. Numerous tiny moth nips + holes to lower portion of beret. Couple of minor moth grazes to top. These are only noticeable on very close inspection. Hard to find. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2655
1939-45 BERET, GENERAL SERVICE. Khaki wool. Dated 1944. Has Army Service Corps badge. Good example. Grade II.
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2656
1955 MKIV STEEL HELMET (TURTLE HELMET). With VGC black liner size 7 1/2 dated 1955. Rough green paint outside with smooth dark green internal.
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2657
1995 IRISH GUARDS PEAKED CAP FOR SERGEANTS AND COLOUR SERGEANTS. Dark blue body with green cap band and piping. Plastic chinstrap and A/A badge. Three brass bands to visor Dated 1995. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2658
1939-45 MKIII PARACHUTIST STEEL COMBAT HELMET. 1944 dated liner by "BMB". Size 6 3/4 hard to read due to minor burn damage to inner surrounds of liner padding. External paint rates at 98%. Minor damage to padded liner does not detract from the immense appeal of this helmet. Grade II+ RARE.
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2659
1939-45 WOMEN'S ATS (AUXILLIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE) SERVICE DRESS FLOPPY PEAKED CAP. Nice example with brown leather chinstrap and brass O/R's cap badge. Grade II
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2660
1939-45 Fleet Air Arm Tropical "D" Type flying helmet. Light khaki canvas with neck flap. Leather capped Gosport receivers (some stitching has come away). No coms leads. Shows heavy wear and heavy soiling Grade II-/ III+
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2661
1939-45 FLEET AIR ARM light canvas wired navy type "D" helmet with Gosport receivers capped, white silk-like lining, inside lining stamped No.3, size 7 1/2 - 7 3/4, "11883", helmet in very good condition, "G" type oxygen mask, not marked, type 28 carbon microphone, marked "AM" and crown. 10A/12570, oxygen mask in fair condition, MKVIII goggles, in very good condition, tab inside goggles, "02-SHM-281". (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2662
1914-18 RFC WINTER FUR CAP/HAT KHAKI WHIP CORD BODY W/ BLACK SEAL FUR PEAK & TURN DOWN SIDE FLAPS SECURED W/KHAKI TIE. Issue piece w/ W/D strap & partial paper label. K/C RFC cap badge O/R's. Nice detail to badge. Twin lug reverse. Padded quilt on lining. Very nice condition. Scarce RFC uniform equipment. Grade II+
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2663
1914-18 RFC/RNAS PRIVATE PURCHASE FLYING HELMET. Brown leather with chamois lining, fold back peak with snap & classic WW1 large earflaps that can be rolled to form wind deflectors, leather is in excellent soft condition. All studs intact & operating. Chin strap & buckle. Classic RFC/RNAS helmet. Grade II+
 SOLD at A$220
2664
1914-18 RFC/RAF FLYING GOGGLES. Metal framed, glass lenses. Right lens has very faint logo but cannot be made out, possible triplex. Frames stamped made in England. Fabric surrounds with fur lining. Leather nose bridge. Black elastic headband which has been repaired/reinforced on one side with hessian. Very solid and displayable. Similar to MK1 goggles. Grade III-
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2665
1939-45 RAF OFFICERS PEAKED CAP. Wool body in solid condition with wear soiling only, nil visible mothing. K/C officers cap badge, gilt in fine condition. Fading to peak chin strap present. Sweat wear to leather interior band, black silk lining and quilted crown. Classic 'crusher' look, slightly mis-shapen, very nice display cap. Grade II-
 SOLD at A$230
2666
1939-45 RAF EMs SIDE CAP, brass KC hat badge, KC brass buttons, name tag inside 'Pike' but well soiled, some o/a service wear and soiling, some moth nips near rear area, o/w a fair display piece actually worn. Grade II-
 SOLD at A$60
2667
1939-45 RAF OFFICER'S SIDE CAP. RAF blue wool with silk like lining and velvet comfort band. K/c gilt two piece RAF buttons and oxy officers cap eagle. Very good condition except for one small moth hole to rear of the L/H/skirt. Grade II
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2668
1939-45 RAF ENLISTED MAN'S SIDECAP 1944 DATED BY SILVERSTONS CAPS. Blue woollen serge material with black economy plastic RAF badge. (2 x prong style). Size 6 7/8. Grade II-
 SOLD at A$60
2669
1939-45 RAF OTHER RANKS SIDE CAP FITTED WITH SCREW BACK OFFICERS K/C & EAGLE. Course wool body w, K/C buttons to front unlined. Service wear soiling to inside & outside two small moth nips to body doesn't distract. Possibly issued to Warrant Officer hence officers cap badge. Not named or dated. Nice example. Grade II-
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2670
1939-45 RAF O/R SIDE CAP WITH RARE ECONOMY BLACK PLASTIC K/C CAP BADGE COURSE BLUE WOOL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, NO MOTHING. Very nice detail to badge with both folding clips intact. Very nice interior stamping, 1943 dated. A very scarce RAF side cap in overall lovely condition. Grade II+
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2671
1939-45 RAF OFFICERS SIDE CAP NAMED TO W/O CLAYDON. Wool body in very nice condition, 2 x brass K/C buttons & standard screw back officers insignia felt sweat band & silk lining. 1944 dated, W/D stamped W/O Claydon served during the siege of Malta in 1942. Grade II+
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2672
1939-45 RAF SCARCE PROTOTYPE GLIDER PILOTS HELMET. Very hard four piece leather shell with full leather liner with drawstring (Maker marked "Clif Walsall 1943") Leather & felt lined neck flap with integral chinstrap. Very near unissued condition. According to Mick Prodger, author of "Luftwaffe V's RAF & "Vintage Flying Helmets" it was actually a protective Helmet for Aircrew, but RAF Crews didn't accept them, so they were turned over to the Army for use in Europe. Grd.II (P)
 SOLD at A$300
2673
1939-45 RAF/RAAF RARE 'D' TYPE FLYING HELMET INTERMEDIATE MODEL. Has both features of the externally and internally wired helmets. This example is for external wiring loom but has had front goggle straps removed and webbing chin strap added. Heavy fabric body with protective neck flap. Silk lining as in early patterns and chamois ear donuts. Rubber cups soft and pliable. Left cup misshapen from storage. Nil receivers. Very clean cond. Grade II+
 SOLD at A$220
2674
1939-45 RAF "NEW IN BOX" "FILTER WINDOWS-INSTRUMENT" for "Goggles day-night flying training." Stores ref. 22c/869 to 22c/871. For use with instrument flying training scheme. In original AM box. Grade II+
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2675
1939-45 RAF "H" TYPE OXYGEN MASK. Rubberised mask date "2/45". Type 57 microphone with lead. Has all straps. No high altitude breathing tube. Nice condition. Very hard to find with war dates. Grade II-
 SOLD at A$325
2676
1960'S RAF BLUE CLOTH FLYING HELMET (MATERIAL) WITH "H TYPE" OXYGEN MASK. (Large size) with comm link attachment connector type 3800. (No hose) 1954 dated. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2677
1939-45 GB/AUST RAF MK VIII Flying goggles. Shows wear to leather padding. Has head strap but dry. Chip and crack to R/H lens. Not to best set but suitable for display. C/w correct card box of issue. This also worn and has taped repair to inside. No other contents in box. Grade III+
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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