WW1 German Prussian Officers 'Beamte' Pickelhaube
A high quality Prussian officers pickelhaube in stunning condition with finely detailed fittings & silk liner to interior.
Eagle to front is for a Beamte with the vaulted chinstrap scales & squared front visor associated here not just for cavalry but with the broader category of administration most likely a Technical Official from the War Ministry. All fittings are totally original to t... read more
WW1 German Cartridge Bandolier
A very rare WW1 German ammunition bandolier in blue cotton . Contrary to popular belief , these bandoliers were not a late war item & were already in service before the outbreak of war in 1914. Actually conceived in 1908 , they were an important part of German ammunition issue & saw much use in the trenches of WW1.
Made from varying shades of blue cotton material this example is in use... read more
Rare WW1 British Early War B2 Boots With Broad Arrow Markings To Tongue & Sole
A pair of the rare British army B2 boots introduced in 1913 & produced up until mid 1916 before being replaced by the B5 .
This was the main pattern of British army boot on issue at the start of WW1 with only few having survived today. These boots closely follow the official pattern with markings to the interior leather 'Mansfield & Sons' & broad arrow to each tongue & sole. Having seen ... read more
WW2 British Second Pattern Denison Smock
A second pattern Airborne Troops Denison Smock with good strong colours & complete with its original half zip & tail intact.
This smock still has good strong colours with all pop studs intact & all size adjustment buttons to cuffs. The half zip is complete & marked 'DOT' & is fully functionable. The original Denison smock material zipper pull is still intact. The often removed tail to r... read more
WW1 German Red Numbered Pickelhaube Cover - 15th Infantry Regiment
Rare prewar picklehaube helmet cover from Infantry Regiment 15 .
As worn by German troops in the early battles of 1914 the prewar pattern of red numbers were soon changed to green later that year . Consisting of early three coloured construction this cover is complete with all of its correct flattened hooks & leather lined spike cover to top.
Rare regiment to find. read more
WW1 French M1884 78th Inf.Regt Kepi
An M1884 other ranks kepi of the 78th Infantry regiment as worn by the French army in the early 1914 period .
As with most French army attire upon its mobilisation in 1914 this model dated from the 1880s & was soon replaced by 1915 with other forms of less conspicuous headgear which continued to evolve as the war went on. Of red wool cloth with dark blue cord piping the cap band has the ... read more
Published WW1 German M17 Camouflage Helmet
A superb M17 camouflage helmet which is pictured on pages 144 & 145 of the superb reference book 'Stahlschutzhelme' by Oliver Lock.
Souvenired by an American soldier in WW1 this three tone segmented camouflage helmet is typical of those ( As stated by author Oliver Lock ) adhering to the 7th July 1918 directive. Interestingly there is an American soldier written capture inscription to t... read more
WW1 German Prussian Artillery Kugelhelme- 67th A.R With Shrapnel Embedded In Top
A WW1 German Prussian Artillery Kugelhelme with markings to underside of peak for Artillerie Regiment 67.
So called the 'Kugelhelme' due to its Artillery troops specific ball top ( Kugel being German for ball ) this untouched piece displays a beautifully gilt frosted Prussian front plate with brass fittings & interestingly a small piece of shrapnel still lodged within one of its spike b... read more
WW1 German '07/14 Landwehr Infanterie Regiment Nr 382 Feldrock 1914 - Found In a Wall Cavity
Recently found in an Alsace wall cavity this 1907/14 Feldrock is from Landwehr Infanterie Regiment Nr 382 ( 44th Division ) & exactly the pattern of combat tunic being worn by the German soldier in the August of 1914.
Having lain forgotten about for many years until discovered during recent renovations it still has its '382' numbered shoulder boards & shoulder strap buttons numbered '7'... read more
WW1 German Ersatz Felt Pickelhaube Of Baden
A fabulous ersatz felt pickelhaube for the State of Baden complete with original chinstrap cockades.
This piece is in early construction most likely from the late 1914 period with brass fittings such as spike , spike mount & front peak edging . As is well known these vary greatly in their manufacture this example having never been fitted with a rear spine . The front plate is impressive ... read more