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#RG212 USMC M1 Helmet "Slitted" Helmet Cover
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps "slitted" M1 combat helmet cover. This helmet cover is an original slitted version, which are generally harder to find than the so called "first pattern" variation. This is the version that saw extensive use in the Second World War when examining period photographs in full resolution. This is an excellent USMC helmet cover with all the correct stitching features. $850 *On Hold*
#EC176 U.S. Army Air Force Type A-9 Summer Flight Helmet
Original WWII U.S. Army Air Force Type A-9 Summer Flight Helmet. Size Medium as indicated by the identification tag on the inside. Made in 1942 according to the A.C. Order No. on the tag. Complete with fleece-padded leather chinstrap, adjustment strings, and metal hooks on the top and sides for attaching an oxygen mask. Made of unlined gaberdine. Standardized on December 24th, 1941, it was also used by paratroopers for training jumps prior to the adoption of purpose-built helmets. In excellent lightly used condition. $75

#RG171 USAAF B-2 Bomber Crew Cap
Original WWII U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) B-2 bomber crew cap. Constructed of leather and wool, well worn condition with cracking leather shown in the photos and priced accordingly. $140
 
#EC106 US Navy N-1 Winter Hood
Original WWII US Navy N-1 Winter Hood. Lined with kersey. Meant to be worn with matching N-1 jacket and trousers. US Navy-marked with a large ink stamp and wonderful label. Size 7-1/2. $50
 
#RG118 M1 Fixed Bale Helmet with Interesting Navy Markings
Original WWII U.S. M1 combat helmet with fixed bales for the chinstrap. Features interesting U.S. Navy chevrons (Petty Officer Second Class). In addition to the chevrons on the front of the helmet, the liner features interesting personalized engraving signifying three infantry landings, as well as a score board. Inside the steel helmet has also been personalized with the word "Catholic" scratched into the dome. Consignor reports the helmet came out of Philadelphia where this is a large U.S. Navy base. The liner is in salty condition, with early "double wire" buckle variation and early green A washers. Overall, this is an interesting "been there" looking helmet that is untouched out of the woodwork and never cleaned, still full of dust. Cool helmet. $600
#EC74 US Army Winter Cap
Original WWII / interwar U.S. Army winter cap in size 7 1/2. Manufactured by the King Kard Overall Co. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 10, 1935. Made of cotton duck and lined with kersey wool. Slightly modified before WWII, it was issued until 1943 when it was replaced by the Pile Field Cap. In excellent unissued condition with a superbly intact label. $100
#US2048 US Navy "Sou'Wester" Hat for Foul Weather
Original WWII U.S. Navy hat for foul weather, also referred to as the "Sou'Wester".  Constructed of a grey rubberized material with corduroy ear flaps and tie for under the chin. Navy department tag still present, size 7 1/2. Shows some patina from storage, but for a WWII rubberized item this hat is in excellent condition and is still supple enough to use on a mannequin or display without any cracking. $40

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USMC M1 Helmet with Desirable 'Slitted' Helmet Cover
Original WWII USMC M1 helmet with fixed bales and desirable 'slitted' pattern USMC cover.  The base helmet is a nice M1 fixed bale with heat lot number 262A and original paint showing just a bit of normal service use and named to 'Pete'.  Standard WWII M1 helmet liner with green A washers, which is correct for the fixed bale M1 helmet shell.  The liner is missing the sweatband and has a slightly later black buckle liner strap suggesting it is likely a replacement for the earlier green buckle strap that the liner would have likely left the factory with. The USMC helmet cover is the most desirable type with slits and NO EGA applied.  This is the type of USMC helmet cover most accepted as seeing widespread WWII USMC service.  Interestingly, it appears the helmet cover has been slightly modified with typical USMC depot style stitching to reinforce where it was cut to allow the helmet straps to come through once installed on the helmet. This is the type of WWII USMC helmet and cover that everyone is after and would look good in any WWII USMC or headgear collection. *Sold*
#US2031 USMC M1 Helmet "Slitted" Helmet Cover
Original WWII USMC "slitted" helmet cover. This helmet cover is an absolutely 100% guaranteed original slitted version, which are a lot tougher to find than the so called "first pattern" variation. This is the type that saw extensive use in WWII. Included with the photos is the original WWII pattern design that Alec Tulkoff discovered and posted on U.S. militaria forum several years ago, this cover is textbook construction exactly how it should be. Note the chain stitch beach side stitching, and on the edges open stitching on the beach side and closed stitching on the green side. The cover is in mint / unused condition has been named by the Marine who it was issued "G.A. WOLF". Great USMC helmet cover. *Sold*
#US2063 US M1 Helmet with Fixed Bales and Early Hardware
Original WWII US M1 helmet with fixed bales and early hardware. The steel pot itself is free of dents and has strong factory textured paint, low lot number, and original fixed bales with original chinstraps.  The liner is a Firestone with early hardware including green A washers and green buckle liner chinstrap.  Someone has written "34" in chalk on the liner, could be easily removed but we are leaving it as is, it's not visible and could be from the depot.  Overall, this is an excellent M1 fixed bale helmet that was worn little if at all. *Sold*
#US2086 US M1 Helmet with Swivel Bales
Original WWII US M1 helmet with swivel bales. Swivel bale helmets entered service in the late stages of WWII, and continued service through Vietnam. The steel pot itself is in good shape with rear seem, original paint, and chinstraps factory sewn onto the swivel bales. The liner is a nice Inland with early hardware including unpainted A washers and wartime original liner chinstrap, it also maintains it's original factory paint in good condition on the exterior. Overall, this is a solid original used but not abused swivel bale M1 helmet. *Sold*
#US2088 US M1 Helmet with Fixed Bales and St. Clair Liner
Original WWII US M1 helmet with fixed bales and early St. Clair paper liner.  The steel pot itself is free of dents and has strong factory textured paint, low lot number, and original fixed bales with original chinstraps.  The liner is a very early and desirable St. Clair paper liner with early hardware including unpainted A washers and green buckle liner chinstrap. The liner still has the yellow paint "SC" St. Clair maker mark inside the dome. Overall, this is an excellent M1 fixed bale helmet with very desirable liner. *Sold*
#US2087 US M1 Helmet with Fixed Bales and Early Hardware
Original WWII US M1 helmet with fixed bales and early hardware. The steel pot itself is free of dents and has strong factory textured paint, low lot number, and original fixed bales with original chinstraps.  The liner is Inland manufactured with early hardware including unpainted A washers and green buckle liner chinstrap. Overall, this is an excellent M1 fixed bale helmet that was worn little if at all. *Sold*
#BP42 M1 Combat Helmet with Hawley Liner
Original WWII U.S. M1 combat helmet with scarce Hawley fibre liner. The steel pot is early war production McCord, featuring front seem with fixed bales, and original chinstraps with brass closure hooks. The Hawley Products Company fibre liner features unpainted A washers, olive drab HBT suspension, and early green buckle liner chinstrap. The entire set is excellent unissued condition, appears to have been taken from a depot and still has an original piece of factory cardboard for stacking. Investment grade example of the most sought after M1 helmet. *Sold*

#US2180 US M1 Helmet with Fixed Bales and St. Clair Liner
Original WWII US M1 helmet with fixed bales and early St. Clair paper liner. The steel pot itself is in good condition and has strong factory textured paint, low lot number, and original fixed bales with original chinstraps. The liner is a very early and desirable St. Clair paper liner with early hardware including unpainted A washers. The liner still has the yellow paint "SC" St. Clair maker mark inside the dome. Overall, this is an excellent M1 fixed bale helmet with very desirable liner. *Sold*
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