COMMONWEALTH HEADGEAR OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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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. $2400

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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. $1550 *On Hold*

#EC105 Canadian MKII Combat Helmet
Original WWII Canadian MKII combat helmet. Manufactured by General Steel Wares of Toronto in 1941. Standard lightly used condition, never cleaned. Perfect for your helmet collection or combat mannequin / display. $175
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#CD157 Canadian MKII Combat Helmet
Original WWII Canadian MKII combat helmet. Features interesting camouflage textured paint that is likely done at unit or depot level, a common field upgrade to reduce detection from the enemy seeing the smooth shell. The helmet itself was manufactured by General Steel Wares of Toronto in 1941. Standard lightly used condition, never cleaned. Perfect for your helmet collection or combat mannequin / display. $175
#CD538 South Alberta Regiment Armoured Beret
Original WWII South Alberta Regiment armoured beret. The base beret is Canadian manufactured by Dorothea Hats Ltd. of Toronto, size 6 7/8, produced in 1944. Nice original cap badge that, original set that was found together and we have left undisturbed. Issued and used example, with liner cut open by the soldier to attach the cap badge. Nice set. $250
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#CD530 Canadian Tam O' Shanter
Original WWII Canadian Tam O' Shanter (ToS) issued to Commonwealth soldiers in units with Scottish heritage. Manufactured in Winnipeg, with nice C broad arrow stamp and dated 1942. Excellent condition example, probably unissued. $175 *On Hold*
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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
#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 field service cap that would have seen service 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. $250
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#BS129 Canadian Overseas Cap
Original WWII Canadian overseas cap with Canada buttons. Excellent condition, size 7 3/8 with original tag. $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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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*
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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*
#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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#CD222 Auxiliary Fire Service MKII Helmet
Original WWII Auxiliary Fire Service MKII helmet. Early example with 1938 dated liner. Good used condition with one dent, probably from actual use. The Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) was formed in 1938 in Great Britain for air raid precautions. *Sold*
#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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#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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#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*
#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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#CD529 Canadian MKII Combat Helmet with Net and Field Dressing
Original WWII Canadian MKII helmet with original Canadian two-tone camouflage and Canadian field dressing. The helmet is a standard Canadian MKII produced by Canadian Lamp Company (C.L./C.) in 1942, lot 71, with the original 7 and 1/4 size 1942 Viceroy Manufacturing Company (VMC) of Toronto liner. The helmet has all the correct original parts and appears to be in either very lightly worn on unissued condition, with what looks to be a regimental number written in it. The Canadian field dressing is dated 1943 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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