online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title Boer War Lancashire Fusiliers other ranks helmet cover
Nationality British
Period c 1900
Sold

Field made helmet cover with insignia of Lancashire Fusiliers in embroidered wool (taken from a shoulder strap) sewn onto the side. Complete with original drawstring. Aged with heavy dust impregnation, but generally sound. Should improve with a light handwash.

For illustrations of this type of cover in use on both officers' and other ranks' helmets, see David Smurthwaite's 'The Boer War 1899-1902' (Hamlyn, 1999; ISBN 0 600 60773 9), pages 33, 56, 88, 96, 102 & 115. Some of these illustrations clearly show various regimental insignia stitched to the side of the cover, as on this example.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Headdress : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

Thanks and badge arrived this am an excellent find so thanks once again.

C D, UK, 12.01.2010

Thank you for the receipt. It wasn't necessary so soon. I was happy to get it when we meet. You have a most excellent reputation and I trust you. It is a pleasure to do business with you and hope to do more.

A T, UK, 08.06.2006

more...