Also known as the Himmler helmet as same as the style he wore with the exception of his having lugs as opposed to vents.
Worn by the Hermann Goring Police unit,S.A.,SS and other Police units.Light tan liner to interior with liner pad complete including drawstring.One side of chinstrap is broken.Liner stamped size 57 and 'R.R.' Nearly all black paint present and ventilation holes to each side.
Approximately 1840s-50s this helmet was worn by Egyptian Cuirassier regiments who were bodyguards to the Khedive of Egypt Muhammed Ali Pasha.He was Khedive or Viceroy/Governor of Egypt and Sudan, a vassal of the Ottoman Empire.
These helmets were made in France and also by Henry Wilkinson of London.The Cuirassier Uniforms of the Khedives regiments followed European military styles of the time particularly France.There is much rust throughout the surface and interior of helmet but this could be cleaned up and removed and improve the appearance.
Crown is missing its dome and half moon spike and there is no chainmail aventail present to rear.Interior liner is also absent.Left side of chinstrap chainmail is present however the right side is missing a part of its attachment.Interior rear neck guard has the aventail chainmail attachment hooks present. Brass helmet centre band and round brass side discs in reasonable condition.There are three dents to the upper crown at front,side and rear.
The front arrow shaped visor guard is rusted but intact.To front right side of helmet crown is white paint that appears to be an accidental occurence at some time.
An unusual and rare helmet.
Rare example of the German M42 helmet issued to early Austrian Gendamerie units in the postwar period up to 1955.Thereafter the Austrians used the American M1 helmet. The M42 is with its original German liner and size stamped 56.Drawstring present.There is a faint stamp to liner that appears to be Third Reich era and also the owners name written in ink 'Gorekor'.The chinstrap is Austrian issue and the helmet shell is painted in Austrian grey with a metal Gendarmerie flaming grenade device badge attached to the left hand side.Rear interior of helmet neck guard has number stamp.
German made M38 Luftschutz helmet issued to the Bulgarian Army Anti-Air and Chemical Defence( Protivovazdushna i himimicheska Zashtita) .Number 3 painted to front.Nearly all green paint remaining.Liner and chinstrap present. Paper number stamp to interior and size maker stamp to inside rear of neck guard.
Brown leather holster from WW1 with U.S. stamped to front and maker stamp 'HOYT 1918 J.J.M.' Hoyt was the 'F.M. Hoyt Shoe Co of Manchester,New Hampshire. JJM is the inspectors stamp.
Early Italian-German African Campaign Medal. Awarded to soldiers of the Wehrmacht and Italian troops who served in the North African campaign. The medal is constructed from tombak with a bronze wash. Original ribbon is worn but no damage complete with period safety pin.
Rare armband for a Air Defence Chief in the Danish Women's Preparedness Group in Hobro a small town in Northern Denmark on the Jutland Peninsula.This Organisation helped with refugees and taking care of children after air raids and providing food assistance.Printed armband on cotton.Some staining
Issued by the French Government in 1917 to civilians for services in aid of wounded,refugees or performed exceptional acts in the face of the enemy.Silver version.Maker and designer stamps.
Silver and enamel badge made by Georg Jensen in 1940 celebrating the King's 70th Birthday.It was worn as a sign of patriotism and support for the King during the German occupation in WWII.Field Marshal Montgomery also wore one.The original pinback has been replaced with a stick pin to the reverse.