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Title Cromwellian lobster pot helmet
Nationality British
Period c 1643
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 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

English Civil War period dragoon's helmet, traditionally worn with a buff coat and breast and back plate. The classic three bar nasal face piece is always indicative of English manufacture. A relatively scarce find compared to the Dutch armourers' imports with the single nasal bar and fluted skulls.

The ear pieces on this two-piece skull have been re-affixed with fresh leather hinges on both sides, but this has been carefully done and the leather has been darkened to tone in with the patina on the helmet. There is one tiny hole, less than 1 mm wide and maybe 3 mm long, in the skull, otherwise it is in good shape for the age of the piece.

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


[Militaria : Armour : British : 17th Century]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

?20 postage is fine, can't wait for the sword to arrive. The last sword I purchased from you was in really nice condition.

S W, UK, 04.07.2005

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