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British Royal Artillery Home Service Helmet

  Lot # 081
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British Royal Artillery Home Service Helmet from the post-Victorian to WW 1. Group includes original metal carrying case. Fine cloth covered cork helmet with fine gilded trim.  Front plate is British Royal Coat of Arms.  Helmet is topped by fine gilded round ball for artillery regiments.  Officer gold chain chin strap in proper position. Inside has soft sweat leather and silk headliner.  Interior visor lined with fine leather.   Inside helmet top is the makers mark "Haslett - Woolwich".  Finely made carrying case has "J.B. Johnstone, 34 Sackville St., London.  Case also has brass metal plaque from the owner.   Helmet and case have original tag from its purchase from famed British militaria dealer Wallis & Wallis.  Wonderful grouping. Helmet is in near mint condition with case showing age but all original.  Outstanding ensemble.