COMMONWEALTH WWII HEADGEAR

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#CD318 Canadian MKII Helmet
Original WWII Canadian MKII helmet.  Produced by Canadian Lamp Company in 1942, lot 62. Standard textbook WWII example without any issues and all the correct parts in nice lightly used condition. $155
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#CD316 MKIII Helmet with Yellow Flash
Original WWII Commonwealth MKIII helmet used by Canadian and British soldiers.  Complete with standard WWII MKII/MKIII liner, MKIII style liner attachment, and chinstrap.  When the helmet was originally found it did not have a chinstrap, which was collector added and is included.  The helmet has an original yellow flash applied on it, but regrettably we were unable to identify this flash from our resources, it could be gas detector paint. If identified the value would be much more.  Nice original MKIII helmet with interesting flash. $450
#CCC2-3 New Zealand Army Tan Burlap Helmet Cover for MKII Helmet
Original WWII New Zealand Army issue tan burlap / hessian helmet cover.  These covers appear in many period photos, and in some instances the same or very similar covers were used by British and Canadian troops such as the Commando's at Dieppe (Although it is possible there are similar British versions).  This cover is in mint unused condition showing some age from longterm storage, it fits a MKII helmet nicely.   These example are maker marked and dated 1942. The helmet in the photos is for displaying the cover only, it is not included. Very cool helmet cover. We have just one remaining. $250
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#DW26 Royal Canadian Navy
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. This is a really cool RCN officer's cap with appealing "been there" look. $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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#CD229 Canadian MKII Warden's Helmet
Original WWII Canadian MKII Warden's helmet with original period stencilled "W".  These were worn by  The shell is a GSW AP manufactured in 1943. Service used but overall good condition. $100
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#BS119 Canadian Overseas Cap
Original WWII Canadian overseas cap with Canada buttons.  Service worn but still in good condition, manufactured by William Scully of Montreal.  $40
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#CD210 Canadian Winter Brill Cap
Original WWII Canadian winter brill cap.  Unissued condition, maker marked and dated 1943. This example has two different materials used for the lining, with C broad arrows in white and yellow. Nice winter headgear item! $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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#BS37 Armoured Beret
Original WWII beret for armoured troops.  Manufactured by Kangol Wear Limited, 1945, in size 6 1/8.  Unissued in near mint condition, no signs of mothing or other damage.  Original factory paper tag still attached. Nice example!  $150
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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 museum grade condition without flaw. $75
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#BS39 Royal Canadian Artillery Wedge Cap
Original WWII Royal Canadian Artillery wedge cap with cap badge.  Original matching set as worn by the soldier.  Wedge cap manufactured in Hamilton, Ontario in size 7 1/4.  Nice worn set, free of insect damage and ready for display.  $75

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Canadian MKII Combat Helmet
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 I purchased it from the son of the veteran (It would be a shame to remove it at this point).  This is a great helmet for any WWII collection that would be tough to upgrade, never cleaned and completely unmessed with. *Sold*
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Canadian MKII North Nova Scotia Highlanders Flashed Helmet
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*
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Canadian Dispatch Riders Helmet
Canadian dispatch riders helmet.  Manufactured by Backstay Standard (BS) in 1944.  I bought this helmet directly from the son of the veteran, who explained his father was doing motorcycle training in preparation for the invasion of Japan.  I will be including the information of the veteran to buyer. 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 (It would be a shame to take it off at this point).  This is a top example of this type of helmet, it would be very tough to find a better example.  *Sold*
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MKIII Helmet RO&CO 1944
Excellent RO&CO 1944 MKIII helmet with desirable 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.  Desirable manufacture date, these helmets are usually unreadable but this one is well marked.  British chinstrap which appears to original to the helmet and likely correct for such an early dated example, although these were easily switched.  Just a little bit of rust or corrosion on the interior side walls need the chinstrap but not serious.  Nice excellent condition example for any collection, this one would be tough to upgrade. *Sold*
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#CD159 Canadian MKII Helmet with Net and Camouflage Texture Paint
Original WWII Canadian MKII helmet with two-tone net.  This helmet has received a second coat of textured camouflage paint with some of the textured paint still remaining on the exterior.  Both the net and helmet are in genuine used but nice condition,  a good example to complete a combat mannequin or for any WWII collection. *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. Cool home front helmet! *Sold*
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#CD108 Cold Weather Balaclava
Canadian WWII cold weather balaclava.  Excellent condition, possibly never used. Uncommon piece of gear that is perfect to complete a winter display. *Sold*
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#CS1 Canadian MKII Helmet
Original WWII Canadian MKII helmet with unique remnants of a burlap cover painted onto the shell.  WWII helmets with original burlap covers are extremely rare, the burlap on this one has been painted with camouflage colours fuzing whats left of it onto the helmet with a genuine patina over all very cool look. Base helmet produced by GSW (General Steel Works) in 1941, missing the chinstrap which can be easily replaced. Unique camouflage helmet for any MKII helmet collection. *Sold*
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#BS128 King's Own Scottish Borderers Tam O'Shanter
Original WWII British King's Own Scottish Borderers Tam O'Shanter.  Original cap badge and tartan patch. The Tam O'Shanter is constructed of wool with original lining, maker marked and dated 1940.  Excellent condition. *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. Top example! *Sold*
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#CD309 New Zealand Army Camouflage Burlap Helmet Cover for MKII Helmet
Original WWII New Zealand Army issue dyed green camouflage burlap / hessian helmet cover.  These covers appear in many period photos, and in some instances the same or similar covers were used by British and Canadian troops.  This cover is in lightly used condition, in green camouflage pattern. The helmet in the photos is for displaying the cover only, it is not included. Very cool helmet cover. *Sold*
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#CD308 MKII Helmet Liner
Original WWII Canadian helmet liner.  Excellent condition, and ready to complete a MKII helmet. *Sold*
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#CD320 Canadian MKII Helmet
Original WWII Canadian MKII helmet.  Produced by Canadian Lamp Company in 1942, lot 95. Standard textbook WWII example without any issues and all the correct parts in nice lightly used condition. *Sold*
#CD317 New Zealand Army Green Burlap Helmet Cover for MKII Helmet
Original WWII New Zealand Army issue dyed green burlap / hessian helmet cover.  These covers appear in many period photos, and in some instances the same or similar covers were used by British and Canadian troops.  This cover is in lightly used condition, in modified dyed green camouflage pattern (Initially it would have been tan like the one shown below). The helmet in the photos is for displaying the cover only, it is not included. Very cool helmet cover. *Sold*
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