COMMONWEALTH HEADGEAR OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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#CD614 Royal Canadian Artillery Field Service Cap
Original WWII Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) field service cap for other ranks with "gun" style cap badge. The cap shows genuine service wear, the colours consist of scarlet body, very dark almost black blue, and yellow piping. For more information on this nice field service cap, please see pages 108-110 of The Canadian Field Service Cap by James J. Boulton & Clive M. Law. Nice cap. $175

#CD619 1944 Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Beret
Original WWII Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) beret. Nicely maker marked Canadian made example from the famous "GRAND'MERE KNITTING COMPANY" produced in 1944, in a size 7 1/2. Original cap badge still in place, in just lightly worn condition. $150 *On Hold*
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#CD615 Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders Glengarry
Original WWII Canadian Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry (SDG) Highlanders Glengarry bonnet. Great original example with original cap badge still in place, in worn condition. $140 *On Hold*
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#CD587 Canadian MKII Civil Defence "Utilities" Helmet
Original WWII Canadian MKII Civil Defence "Utilities" helmet. Features welded chinstrap bales instead of riveted, confirming the manufacturers intent that this helmet was produced for civil defence. The "U" (Utilities) marking is crisp and perfectly factory applied. Features the original V.M.C. liner, factory installed chinstrap, and all other original and correct components. This is an excellent condition example, likely unissued. $125
#CC11 1945 Glider Regiment Maroon Beret, Wartime "Economy" Cap Badge
Original WWII Glider Regiment maroon beret featuring wartime "economy" plastic cap badge. Produced by the maker Kangol Wear Limited during 1945 in size 7 1/8. British broad arrow stamp is also still present on the interior. The cap badge is a nice condition plastic "economy" version that is undamaged and appears original to the beret, settled down nicely into the maroon wool. The beret is service worn, this one definitely didn’t just sit in a drawer during the war. Both of the berets non-magnetic grommets remain snug in place, and the leather grommet protector inside the beret remains intact. Part of the silk ribbon is still present, with an old knot from when it was adjusted to fit the original wearer's head. A nice solid original beret that is very desirable in this condition. $1500

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#CC12 1944 Glider Regiment Maroon Beret
Original WWII Glider Regiment maroon beret with cap badge. Produced by the maker Beret Industries Ltd during 1944 in size 7. Service / combat-worn appearance given the amount of wear and fading to the liner stamp, making the WD letter unable to be read. There are a few scattered holes to the wool, however, this does not detract from the overall display and appearance of the beret. Both non-magnetic grommets remain snug in place, however the leather grommet protector inside the beret is gone, the stitching that secured the leather remains. If you’re looking for a mint unworn para beret because it sat in a drawer during the war, this is definitely not for you.  Priced accordingly given the condition. $1350

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#CC13 1945 Parachute Regiment Maroon Beret
Original WWII Parachute Regiment maroon beret with cap badge. Produced by the seldom encountered maker Jalpotex Ltd during 1945 in size 7 1/8. Inside the beret with the makers information the WD stamp is nice and clear with a “Z” date code above. The cap badge is an appealing silver-washed brass Parachute Regiment version, often associated with the Indian Airborne. Both non-magnetic grommets remain snug in place and the leather grommet protector inside the beret remains intact. The beret is well worn and has a few holes, however, this does not detract from being displayed.  If you’re looking for something unworn or in mint condition because it sat in a drawer during the war, this beret is definitely not for you.  Priced accordingly given the condition. Additional photographs available on request, please enquire with any additional questions. $1400

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#CD581 Canadian MKII Combat Helmet Liner
Original WWII Canadian MKII combat helmet liner. Manufactured by V.M.C. in 1942, size 6 1/2.  Good lightly used condition, complete with all rubber "bumper" pads. $50
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#DW26 Royal Canadian Navy Senior Officer's Peaked Cap
Original WWII Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) senior officer's peaked cap. This example seems to be early WWII quality and there is no visible maker's mark or name. It has been modified for use in summer / tropical conditions with a new sweatband installed and any excess materials removed. It shows service use with yellowing to the cover, but the components including the strap are intact without damage. The cap would likely look even better if left on a form for a while to regain and hold the shape. $250 *Reduced* $150 *On Hold*
#CD235 Canadian Army "Yukon" Cap
Original WWII Canadian Army "Yukon" winter cap. Good condition example with just a few tiny moth nips. Produced by the Buffalo Cap and Neckware Company in 1940 in size 7 1/8 and stamped accordingly in yellow ink. $40
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#BS131 Canadian Field Service Cap
Original post-WWI Canadian inter-war field service cap that would have seen service at the beginning of and into WWII. Manufactured with a hard body with Canada cap badge and small Canada buttons on each end of the leather chin strap. Original example with all original parts as found. Unit marked for B.C. Dragoons and C broad marked in white ink inside the cap. Very good condition, nice example of an uncommon cap $250
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#BS129 Canadian Army Overseas Cap
Original WWII Canadian Army overseas cap. Constructed of wool with black lining and standard brass "Canada" buttons. Excellent condition, produce in size 7 3/8 with original tag. Great example. $65

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Canadian MKII Combat Helmet
Original WWII Canadian MKII combat helmet.  Manufactured by the Canadian Lamp Company in 1942. Nicely marked, in lightly used condition. Complete with desirable two-tone net that is original to the helmet, as found when we purchased it from the son of the veteran. *Sold*
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Canadian MKII North Nova Scotia Highlanders Flashed Helmet
Original WWII Canadian MKII North Nova Scotia Highlanders (NNSH) flashed combat helmet. Genuine period NNSH painted flash applied to the left side, consistent with other known original examples and compared to one in another collection direct from a veteran.  Extremely nice helmet and very desirable. *Sold*
#CD407 MKIII Helmet with Canadian Multi-Tone Net
Original WWII British MKIII helmet, as used by the Canadian Army in Normandy and NWE. Includes a nice Canadian multi-tone net that fits snug on the helmet. The base helmet is standard 1944 British MKIII helmet with 1944 BMB liner in size 7. Any helmet markings in the steel are too faint to read under the factory texture paint. Great example, ready to complete a Normandy mannequin or helmet display. *Sold*
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MKIII Helmet RO&CO 1944
Original WWII RO&CO 1944 MKIII helmet with Canadian two-tone camouflage net. Helmet is in excellent condition and appears likely unissued. Original factory applied olive green paint. Nicely marked RO&CO III over 1944. *Sold*
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#CD566 Canadian MKIII Combat Helmet
Original WWII Canadian MKIII combat helmet. Standard WWII high rivet MKIII steel helmet shell, with Canadian 1943 "V.M.C" liner system and two-tone camouflage netting with scrim added. Correct MKII helmet bolt. The helmet net features original period applied scrim, and interesting bootlace repair. The helmet shell has a faint name / number that looks interesting but is hard to decipher. This is the perfect helmet to complete your Normandy campaign mannequin or display. *Sold*

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#CC9 Canadian Paratrooper Combat Helmet
Original WWII "Helmet Steel Airborne Troops Mk.1 (Helmet, Steel No.5)" Canadian / British paratroopers combat helmet. Excellent condition and very lightly used example produced by Briggs Motor Bodies (BMB) in 1943, in size 6-7/8 (About a medium by period standards, these were made as small as 6-3/8). The helmet features a non-magnetic steel rim, with a leather, web, and sorbo liner and four point leather harness. The helmet would have left the factory with a pad glued to the interior of the steel shell, but in most cases the glue quickly gave way and the pad quickly fell out, the remnants of the black glue still remains, another pad could be added. The orange sorbo material padding for the liner is in surprisingly excellent condition, often times the sorbo has turned black and stained the leather in these helmets. Includes original Canadian two-tone helmet net that is snugged down on the helmet having been on it a very long time, we have left it in place and undisturbed. This is an excellent example of a paratrooper helmet used by Canadian and British airborne forces. *Sold*

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Canadian Dispatch Riders Helmet
Original WWII Canadian dispatch riders helmet. Manufactured by Backstay Standard (BS) in 1944. We purchased this helmet directly from the son of the veteran, who explained his father was doing motorcycle training in preparation for the invasion of Japan. The wartime manual on the training of motor cyclist is included, and from the same veterans foot locker. The helmet has a desirable two-tone Canadian helmet net, which has been on the helmet since the war and never removed. *Sold*
#CD541 Canadian Two-Tone Camouflage Helmet Net with Original Scrim
Original WWII Canadian two-tone camouflage helmet net with original oilcloth scrim period attached. Standard issue item seen in many period photos being worn by Canadian, British, and even American soldiers in Europe. Very uncommon to find with original scrim. *Sold*
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#CD251 48th Highlanders Glengarry
Original WWII Canadian 48th Highlanders Glengarry. Worn by Ross W. Heron, with some additional information on the reverse of the photo. We have not done any research past what is presented here, but this could be a potential research project to learn more about the veteran. Excellent true original example with nicely backed cap badge that has been on there forever, with information and photo of the vet wearing it. *Sold*
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#CC14 1944 Airborne Artillery Maroon Beret with Officer's Cap Badge
Original WWII Airborne Artillery maroon beret with embroidered officer's cap badge. Produced by the maker Supak Manufacturer Ltd during 1944 in size 6 ¾. Inside the beret with the makers information the WD stamp is also still present with the “M” date code above. The bullion officer's cap badge is in excellent condition snugged down into the maroon wool in period fashion. The beret overall is in excellent condition, showing just minimal service wear. The leather binding is in nice condition and the silk ribbon is still present, with old knot from when it was adjusted to the original wearer's head. Both non-magnetic grommets remain snug in place and the leather grommet protector inside the beret remains intact. A nice solid original beret in excellent condition. Very desirable. *Sold*
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#CD349 1943 Rocky Mountain Rangers Beret
Original WWII Canadian Rocky Mountain Rangers beret. This is an original set, untouched with original cap badge that has been on it since the war. The beret is a British made example from Kangol Wear Limited, dated 1943, in size 7. Presumably purchased or issued and worn by a soldier of this battalion while overseas and then for the trip home. *Sold*
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#BS165 Canadian Scottish Officer's Tam O' Shanter 
Original WWII Canadian Scottish officer's Tam O' Shanter (ToS). This is an untouched set with original cap badge that has been on it since the soldier came home at the end of hostilities. The ToS is a British produced example manufactured by W.M. Anderson & Sons Ltd of Edinburgh & Glasgow, presumably purchased or issued to the officer while serving overseas. This is an excellent condition example without any mothing or damage, showing genuine service wear. Background: The Balmoral bonnet was introduced during WWI for Scottish infantry serving in the trenches. This piece of headgear became known as the "bonnet, Tam O' Shanter" and later abbreviated "ToS". Scottish Regiments of the Canadian Army continued to wear the ToS through WWII and they are still in wear with some regiments today. *Sold*
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#BS164 The Regina Rifle Regiment Beret
Original WWII The Regina Rifle Regiment Canadian beret. This is an untouched set with original cap badge that has been on it since the soldier came home at the end of hostilities. The beret is a Canadian made example by Dorothea Knitting Mills Limited in Toronto, and dated 1945. *Sold*
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#CD556 Le Régiment de Maisonneuve Beret
Original WWII Canadian Le Régiment de Maisonneuve beret. The beret is manufactured by "GRAND'MERE KNITTING COMPANY LIMITED" of Canada and dated 1944, featuring faded white C broad arrow stamp. It is in worn condition without any mothing or damage, period tied at the rear to fit the soldiers head. The cap badge is a typical enlisted members cap badge of the period. The beret is exactly as found when we purchased it, with original cap badge that appears to have always been with it and is well worn into the wool. This beret was likely worn coming home at the end of hostilities. *Sold*

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#CD557 Régiment de la Chaudière Beret
Original WWII Canadian Régiment de la Chaudière beret. The beret is manufactured by "GRAND'MERE KNITTING COMPANY LIMITED" of Canada and dated 1945, featuring white C broad arrow stamp. It is in lightly worn and without any mothing or damage, period tied at the rear to fit the soldiers head. The cap badge is a typical enlisted members cap badge of the period. The beret is exactly as found when we purchased from a Quebec collector, with original cap badge that appears to have always been with it. This beret was likely worn coming home at the end of hostilities. *Sold*

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#CD555 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars Armoured Beret
Original WWII Canadian 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars armoured beret. The beret is manufactured by "Dorothea Hats Ltd" of Toronto, Canada and dated 1944, featuring faded white C broad arrow stamp. It is in lightly worn condition without any mothing or damage, period tied at the rear to fit the soldiers head. The cap badge is a typical enlisted members cap badge of the period. The beret is exactly as found when we purchased it, with original cap badge that appears to have always been with it and is well worn into the wool. This beret was likely worn coming home at the end of hostilities. *Sold*

#CD318 Royal Canadian Dragoons Armoured Beret
Original WWII Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) armoured beret. The base beret is British manufactured example issued to Canadian soldiers overseas with faint broad arrow and 1944 date. Nice original cap badge, original set that was found together and we have left undisturbed, cap badge is sunken down into the beret with some signs of old Silvo white residue. Issued and used example. Great set. *Sold*
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#CD341 1944 British Armoured Beret
Original WWII British made Armoured Beret worn by British / Canadian Armoured troops overseas. Maker marked "Supak Manufacturing Co. Ltd" with broad arrow, 1944 date, and size 6 and 3/4 stamps. No mothing or damage, excellent example. *Sold*
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#CC10 Canadian Paratrooper Maroon Beret with Original Cap Badge
Original WWII Canadian paratrooper's maroon beret with original Canadian Parachute Corps brass cap badge. The maroon beret is an English made example produced by Kangol Wear Limited in size 7, with broad arrow and 1945 date. The beret is in good lightly worn condition, with just a few small moth nips on the top shown the photos. The brass Canadian Parachute Corps cap badge is the variation produced by the firm MacKenzie-Clay which was located about an hour from Camp Shilo, and the badge features the original flat stamped metal lugs unique to this maker. The cap badge has the expected sharp details under the parachute canopy, and around the maple leafs, there is some remnants of white "silvo" from period polishing (Could be wiped off) we have left the cap badge undisturbed / uncleaned exactly as found. The cap badge and beret have clearly been worn together, the cap badge is well embossed into the felt of the beret leaving no doubts. This is likely the beret the member wore home at the end of hostilities. Excellent set. *Sold*

#CD360 Camouflage Scrim Scarf
Original WWII British / Commonwealth camouflage scrim scarf. Often seen in wear with Airborne and other front line soldiers. Excellent example, mint / unissued condition. *Sold*
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#BS35 Cap Comforter
Original WWII 'Cap Comforter' to be fitted over the head and fashioned into cap or worn under the Brodie helmet. These appear in many period photos and were very popular with troops including Commando's and other elite units. Manufactured by J.W.&S Ltd 1943 with British broad arrow. Perfect condition without flaw. *Sold*
#CD532 Canadian MKII Combat Helmet with Net and Field Dressing, Named
Original WWII Canadian MKII helmet with original Canadian two-tone camouflage and Canadian field dressing. The helmet is named with a Regimental Number. The helmet is a standard Canadian MKII produced by Canadian Lamp Company in 1942 with the original 7 and 1/4 size 1942 VMC liner and factory chinstrap. The helmet has all the correct original parts and is in very lightly worn condition. The Canadian field dressing is dated 1942 and nicely marked. The net appears to have been on the helmet a long time and we left it as-is in order to not disturb it. Excellent condition complete example that would be great for any collection. *Sold*
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