Military Headgear


We have a large selection of devices for headgear on another page. The German headgear devices (except decals) are in the section on German Cloth, with Army, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe, and other organizations. SS devices are on their own pages for sidehat insignia and visor cap insignia.

We have moved the GERMAN helmets (including SS and Police helmets) and other German Headgear and Accessories (including visor hats and side hats) to a separate page.

We have moved the World War I helmets (including US and UK painted helmets) and US GI steel helmets of WWII and later to a separate pages.

We have moved the metal helmets (including painted Victory and US, Italian, Russian, and other Military helmets) to a separate page.

US Visor Hats German Visor Caps
US World War I helmets German Paratrooper Helmets
Military Helmets Specialty Headgear
German Helmets Soft Covers and Camouflage Hats
SS and Police Helmets WWII US Helmets
Side Hats Imperial Era Headgear
Imperial Era Headgear Parts and Accessories German WWII Headgear Parts and Accessories
Hard Hat Diver Helmet Four Star General Officer Overseas Cap and Insignia
US Visor Hat Eagles, etc.   

Featured Item


Deep Sea Diver's Hard Hat Helmet

This is a very scarce hard hat diver's helmet. There are a number of views with the helmet on and off the yoke, shown below:

This is an old three-window helmet and has deep tarnish and a number of minor dents and signs of long hard service.  It has 12 bolts on the collar yoke, none of the nuts are present.  The name data plate is missing, however traces of where it once was mounted remain.  The glass and guards are intact and present.  There is a significant amount of wear to the fittings, as shown in the images above.  This appears to be a very early Korean diver's helmet, with a lot of the same characteristics of a Japanese TOA

$2,499.99


US Visor Hats,etc.


Thumbnail (Click to Enlarge) Item Number
Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
   SHAFR-1
 USA
 Post World War Two
Signal Corps Officer's Mess Dress Visor Hat
This is a size 7 3/8 hat that belonged to LT/COL C.F. Shaffer.

This hat is in mint condition.

Here are other views.  1   2  3   4  5   6  7
 $79.99 Available
   EARLYAS-1
 USA
World War One
 Very Early Air Service Combat Pilot
or
Balloonist Helmet with Pockets for Communication Earphones
 This is a super rare Flight Helmet in any condition. It measures 9 by 11 inches and is 8 inches high.

The condition is good plus.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
 $1499.99 Available
    RUSSIA-1
 Post
World War Two Soviet Hard Hat Deep Sea Divers Bronze Screw Back Combat Badge
This is a 1 ½ inch heavy bronze badge in near excellent condition as shown.  $99.99   Available
   CWKEPI-1
 USA
Civil War Leather and Heavy Cloth
 8th Infantry Regiment Hat with Blue and White Pom-Pom

The makers label in the inside reads Rida BOCK & Company 144 Grand Street, NY.

This is a size 7-1/8 size in near excellent condition. 

Here are other views.  1  2  3  4  5   6  7
$349.99 Available
   AIRSVHAT-93  USA
 World War One
Air Service
93rd Squadron Officers Visor Hat
 
This is a size 7 visored hat in G+ condition.  It came from a 93rd Aero Squadron member many years ago.

Here are other views.   1   2   3  
 $199.99     Available
   AIRSVHAT-94
USA
Eighth Army
Air Force near MINT Warrant Officer USAAF Visored Hat
The cover plastic headliner is in near perfect condition with no holes. The mohair cover is in excellent condition.   

The sweatband shows little to no wear and use. The visor cap eagle shows zero signs of wear. 

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4
 $119.99     Available
    AACH-1
 USA
 USAAF Combat Pilot Visor Hat

This is a size 7 visor hat in near excellent condition. 

Here are other views.   1   2   3  
$94.99 Available
   HOFF-1
USA
 USAF Combat Pilot GENERAL Officer Visor Hat   

This is a size 7-1/2  visor hat named to BG AA HOFFMAN  in near excellent condition.

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4   5
$219.99     Available
   CPTHA-1
USA
Size 6-7/8 
Captain Rank Officers Side Hat
This is a near excellent hat. $49.99 Available
   SYKES-1
USAF
 Brigadier  General SYKES Combat Large size medium Flying Jacket

This jacket features a single star on each shoulder , his name plate and command pilot wings in cloth.

There is some collar wear but all other parts are in near excellent condition.

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4   5
$179.99     Available
      SYKES-2
 USAF
 Brigadier  General SYKES Combat Large Size 36 S Flying Coverall
This coverall is plain with no rank etc insignia. It came with his flying jacket posted at another auction.  

All other parts are in near excellent condition.

Here are other views.   1   2   3  
$79.99     Available
   SYKES-3
USAF Brigadier  General SYKES Combat Flying  FRAG Jacket Cover
   
This FRAG Jacket Cover is plain with no rank etc insignia. It came with his flying jacket posted at another auction.  

All other parts are in near excellent condition.   

Here are other views.   1   2 
$44.99 Available
    MOHR-1  
USA
 World War Two USAAF Mohair Class A Combat Officer Visor Hat with Strap & GILT Eagle Insignia
 
This is a 7-1/8 near excellent visor hat. It has a few tiny moth bites in the top as shown.


Here are other views.   1   2   3   4   5  
$89.99    Available
    BULEAF-1
USA
World War Two USAF Wool Class A Officers Visor Hat with Strap & Silver Eagle Insignia

This is a 7 near excellent visor hat.   

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4   5   6
$89.99    Available
   CSA HAT-1
  USA post 
Civil War Confederate Forces Circa 1910 + NCO Ca
 
This is a size 7-1/4 kepi with a nice cream colored silk lining. There are repairs to the leather visor.

The no maker marked kepi has a plain US Nickel sized center button and smaller ones holding the leather chin cord.

It's very repaired and stained, salty and in poor condition.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4   5  
$194.99   Available
   BLGEN-1 World War Two USA
Winter Issue Black Army General Visor Hat.

This is a size 7-1/8 fancy near MINT gold bullion trim black suede hat as shown.

It belonged to a former Army Chief of Staff. I have his uniform posted to another page.

Here are other views. 1   2   3  4   5
$899.99 Available
CCC-001
USA pre World War Two CCC Camp Well Decorated Summer Smoky Bear Hat
This is a small size hat filled with great art work all over the brim.

The member was assigned to CCC Camp 42 in Ketcham IDAHO.

Hi girl friend was ANNIE MAE as shown in the art work.

The condition is near excellent.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8.
$349.99 Available
   HATB-1
  USA
 post
 World War Two
IDed USAF 0-6 Colonel ID near Excellent Visor Hat
 This is a size 7-1/4 hat  in MINT Condition.

Here are other views. 1   2   3  
$124.99 Available
EAAL-001
USA Early Eastern Airlines Pilot Visor Hat named to Capt R S McMurray
This is a size 7 hat in good plus condition as shown.

Here are other views  1  2.
$149.99 Available
NAT-001
USA post World War Two NATIONAL AIRLINES Uniform Patch.
 This is a 4-1/2 x 10 inch orange & white patch in near mint condition as shown.

Here is another view.
$34.99 Available
USVV-44
Post
World War Two General Rex Hampton Officer's mohair and velvet visor hat by MORRY LUXENBERG
The cover plastic headliner is in near perfect condition with no holes. The green mohair cover is in excellent condition.

The velvet visor and heavy gold bullion leaves show no signs of wear. The sweatband shows little to no wear and use. The visor cap eagle shows zero signs of wear.
$799.99 Available
USV-44

General Officer Heavy Bullion LUXENBERG Visor Cap

This is very detailed General Officer's mohair and velvet visor hat, exquisitely crafted by the famed military outfitter MORRY LUXENBERG.

This cover has a maker marks on the plastic headliner, as seen in the view of the inside of the hat here and the top. This is a view of the right side showing the extensive use of bullion.

The black mohair cover is in near excellent condition. The visor is velvet with heavy gold bullion leaves.

The sweatband shows some minor stains from routine wear and use

$1,499.99 Available
USV-144
Senior Officer Heavy Bullion Bancroft Visor Cap
This is very detailed Senior Officer's mohair and velvet visor hat, exquisitely crafted by the famed military outfitter BANCROFT.  

The size is
7-1/2.  This cover has a maker mark on the plastic headliner, as seen in the view of the inside of the hat.

This is a view of the
right side showing the extensive use of bullion.

The green mohair cover is in near excellent condition.

The visor is velvet with heavy gold bullion leaves, as shown.

The sweatband shows some minor stains from routine wear and use.
$199.99 Available

 

USV-9144  Senior Officer Heavy Bullion LUXEMBORG Visor Cap

 This is very detailed Senior Officer's mohair and velvet visor hat, exquisitely crafted by the famed military outfitter LUXEMBORG.  The size is 7-1/4.  This cover has a maker mark on the plastic headliner.  Here are views of the maker mark  1  2  3.

The green mohair cover is in near excellent condition.
The visor is velvet with heavy gold bullion leaves, as shown.

The sweatband shows some minor stains from routine wear and use.

$ 129.99 Available
USV-10

Famous US Army Air Service Signal Corps, Army Air Corps, US Army Air Force, and USAF General Officer Blue Visor Cap

This is a famous early aviation pioneer Brigadier General Martin F. Scanlon General Officer's Visor Hat 

He was promoted to first lieutenant on July 1, 1916; to captain on May 15, 1917; and to major (temporary) on June 7, 1918. He reverted to his Regular Army rank of captain on Aug. 27, 1919, and was transferred to the Air Service on July 1, 1920. He was promoted to major on that same date, July 1, 1920; to lieutenant colonel (temporary) on April 30, 1936; to lieutenant colonel (permanent) on Aug. 1, 1935; to colonel (temporary) on Aug. 26, 1936; to colonel (permanent) on Nov. 1, 1941; to brigadier genera1, (temporary) on Oct. 1, 1940 He reverted to his regular rank of colonel on April 11, 1946.  A more extensive biography of this pioneer aviator is at the US Air Force military website here.

This cover has a maker marks on the plastic headliner, as seen in the view of the inside of the hat here and the identification and maker mark detail shown here. These are views of the right and left side.

The blue wool cover is in near excellent condition, excepting two tiny areas (1/16 inch in diameter) at the top that shows some thinning. All of the vent grommets are original and present.

The sweatband shows some stains and moderate to heavy wear from routine field wear and use

$699.99 Available







USV-101  USAF O-6 Colonel Blue Visor Hat with BULLION EAGLE This is as shown.  This is a size 7-1/4 hat.     It is in MINT Condition.

Here are additional views  1  2  3  4  5.
$299.99 Available
 IWCAV-0011
Original US Model Indian Wars 1881 Cavalry Enlisted Plumed SPIKE Dress Helmet
This is a near excellent condition original Model 1881 United States NEW York cavalry enlisted plumed dress helmet.

The helmet is complete except for the yellow cords. There are no size markings but it measures to a size 7.

 The helmet has seen action but is in fine condition with the exception of some slight age oxidation to some of the brass hardware & wear to the plume.  The leather straps and trim around the outside of the helmet have some cracking and crazing. There is also one small area of loss on the front of the leather trim. Other than that, this is a very, very nice example.

 The helmet is guaranteed original and 100% authentic in every regard.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
  SOLD
IWCAV-001
Original US Model Indian Wars 1881 4th Cavalry Enlisted Plumed SPIKE Dress Helmet
This is a near excellent condition original Model 1881 United States 4th cavalry enlisted plumed dress helmet. The helmet is complete except for the yellow cords. 

There are no size markings but it measures to a size 7.

The helmet is in fine condition with the exception of some slight age oxidation to some of the brass hardware. The leather straps and trim around the outside of the helmet have some cracking and crazing. There is also one small area of loss on the front of the leather trim. Other than that, this is a very, very nice example.

The helmet is guaranteed original and 100% authentic in every regard.

Here are additional views  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10.
  SOLD
 IWCAV-001A
USA Indian Wars Yellow for Cavalry Dress MINT Aiguillette
This is as shown.  Here is another view. $149.99 Available
 USV-077
Heavy Mole Skin Type Indian Wars Size 6-3/4 Visored Hat.
This is an unmarked pull down over ears hat as shown.

The condition is nearly MINT.

Here are other views  1   2   3  4   5   6
  SOLD
USV-07 This is a Indian War Through Mexico War Turn of the Century Pattern US Marine Corps Barracks Cover Visor Hat 

This cover has no maker marks on the cloth lining, as seen in the view of the inside of the hat here and the wicker detail shown here. These are views of the right and left side.

It has the early gilded brass very thin die-struck screw back Eagle Globe and Anchor insignia with the eagle looking up. The top of the cover has two thin red piping at the top and bottom of the frame cover.

The leather visor shows crazing typical seen on these pillbox caps. The chin strap and low vaulted dome gilt buttons are in near very good condition, with the leather chin strap showing some moderate wear.

The blue wool cover is in near excellent condition, excepting one tiny area (1/8 inch in diameter) at the top that shows some thinning. All of the vent grommets are original and present.

The sweatband shows some stains and moderate to heavy wear from routine field wear and use

  SOLD
USMCV-001
Indian War Through Mexico War Turn of the Century Pattern US Marine Corps Barracks Cover Blue Visor Hat
 This is an early USMC enlisted mans visor cap with the owners name is in the crown of the cap. Some mothing but no major holes. The EG&A is absent as shown.

The condition overall is near good plus.

Her are other views  1  2.
  SOLD
USV-08 This is a Indian War Through Mexico War Turn of the Century Pattern US Marine Corps Barracks Cover Visor Hat 

This cover has no maker marks on the cloth lining, as seen in the view of the inside of the hat with a view from a different angle here and the wicker and ID name stamp detail shown here. These are views of the right and left side.

It has the early gilded brass very thin die-struck screw back Eagle Globe and Anchor insignia with the eagle looking up. The top of the cover has two thin red piping at the top and bottom of the frame cover.

The leather visor shows crazing typical seen on these pillbox caps. The chin strap and low vaulted dome gilt buttons are in near very good condition, with the leather chin strap showing some moderate wear.

The blue wool cover is in near excellent condition. All of the vent grommets are original and present.

The sweatband shows some stains and moderate to heavy wear from routine field wear and use

$899.99 Available
USV-09 This is a Indian War Through Mexico War Turn of the Century Pattern US Marine Corps Barracks Cover Brown Visor Hat 

This cover has no maker marks on the cloth lining but it is stamped as a Size 7, as seen in the view of the inside of the hat here and the wicker detail shown here. These are views of the right and left side.

It has the early blackened brass very thin die-struck screw back Eagle Globe and Anchor insignia with the eagle looking up and long stocks. The cover is a khaki green/brown wool with a brown pressed fabric bill and fabric chinstrap.

The visor shows virtually no crazing typical seen on these pillbox caps. The chin strap and low vaulted dome gilt buttons are in near very good condition, with the chin strap showing some moderate wear.

The wool cover is in near excellent condition. All of the vent grommets are original and present.

The sweatband shows some stains and very minor wear from routine field wear and use

$899.99 Available
ARBAN-001
USA post World War Two Pershings Own Ft Myer Virginia US Army Presidential Band Red Visor Hat
This is a mint size 7 US Army band hat to be worn for many major functions in the Washington D C area

Here are other views  1  2  3  4  5..

Read more  http://www.usarmyband.com/.

  SOLD
USV-099
White USMC United States Marine Corps Summer Issue Pith Helmet Dress Cover

This is a turn of the White USMC United States Marine Corps Summer Issue Pith Helmet Dress Cover.

This cover has no maker marks on the cloth lining but it is a Size 7.  It has the  blackened brass very thin die-struck screw back Eagle Globe and Anchor insignia with the eagle looking up and long stocks. 

It is in near excellent condition.  Here additional views  1  2  3.
 

 

$349.99 Available
USV-0949
US Cavalry Pith Helmet 14 inch long Horse Hair Plume.
This is the standard issue plus for the late 19th century US Army pith helmet.

It is in MINT condition.  Here is another photo.
$69.99 Available
USV-0919
 Australian ASSIE RVN Vietnam Type Felt Hat with Theater Made Yellow with Red Slashes Special Forces insignia sewn onto the brim

This is a Early US Forces RVN Vietnam Bush Hat worn by early in county SF units.

 

This cover has no maker marks on the cloth lining but it is a Size 6-3/4.

 

It is in near excellent condition.  Here are additional views  1  2
 
$199.99 Available
USV-09120
 Vietnam Era USAF Blue Ball Cap Worn By 0-6 S E  Commander  69-70

This is a late Vietnam War 7-1/8 size Hat worn by an USAF officer.

 

The condition in near excellent.  Here are additional views  1  2  3. 

$149.99 Available
USVNH-47
Vietnam War OD MINT Bush Hat with Air Holes and loops for shrubbery camouflage
This is a size 7-1/2 that appears to be demilled since the size has been removed.  

Here are additional views  1  2.
$89.99 Available
USIR-002
USA post World War Two Patrol Visored Cap ACU Rip stop Camouflage Size 7-3/4 Combat Hat
 
This is a near unissued hat as shown.

Here another view.
$39.99 Available
USV-09221
US Indian Wars Mole Skin Officers Hat

This is a Indian Wars 7 size Hat worn by a Indian Wars officer.

The condition in near excellent. 

Here are additional views  1  2.

$179.99 Available
USV-09321
US Air Service 48 Air Squadron Officers Hat Covered with Autographs of serving members

This is a British khaki covered cloth pith helmet with many autographs. It belonged to Lt. H W French, US Army.

The condition is near good plus.  Here are additional views  1 2  3  4  5.

 

 

$499.99 Available
USV-45 This is a World War II US Marine Corps Officer IDed Barracks Cover Black Visor Hat with Dress White and Winter Green Covers. 

This cover has Berkshire maker marks on the liner of the inside of the hat here and the wicker (split cane) inside shown here. This is a close-up of the quatrefoil These are views of the right and left side. And this is the top and inside liner of the Greens cover. There is a maker tag present.

It has the gold bullion chinstrap and gilt button present, however, there is no EGA insignia.  We may have one available separately priced, inquire as to price and options available.

The sweatband shows some very minor stains and wear from routine field wear and use

$149.99 Available
USV-04 Indian War Through Spanish American War 1895 Pattern US Army Forage Cap 2nd Division 5th Brigade Officers Visor Hat

This hat is typical of the type and style worn by many US Army company grade officers during the later years of the 19th Century until it was replaced by the Model 1902 cap.

This cover was made by De Moulin Bros. & Co. Greensville Illinois and has the maker mark on the cloth lining, as seen in the view of the inside of the hat here. These are views of the right and left side.

It has the early musket insignia with the letters "U" over "C" and it shows some tarnish from age. The top of the cap has a unit identification with a red 5 in the center of a white Maltese cross. White should indicate the second division and the number the 5th brigade.

The leather visor shows bubbling typical seen on these pillbox caps. The chin strap and high dome gilt buttons are in near excellent condition, with the gold bullion chin strap showing some minor wear and very deep tarnish.

The blue wool cover is in near excellent condition, excepting some wear at the extreme back side at the piping seam. All of the vent grommets are original and present.

The sweatband shows some stains and wear from routine field wear and use

$224.99 Available
USV-02 World War II US Army Air Force Officer Dress Blue Uniform Visor Hat

This hat is typical of the type and style worn by many US Army company grade officers during WWII. It was part of a USAAF officer's estate.

This cover was made by S. B. WARD COMPANY New London Ohio and has the maker mark on the plastic sewn to the cloth lining, as seen in the view of the inside of the hat here.

It has no insignia.  We do have the correct insignia available separately in a number of styles including the "Jumbo" insignia.

The leather visor and gold bullion chin strap are in near excellent condition, with the chin strap showing some moderate tarnish.

The blue cover with saffron yellow/orange piping is in near excellent condition.

The sweatband shows some stains and wear from light occasional use.

$74.99 Available
USV-01
World War II US Army Air Force Summer Issue EM Size 7 Visor Hat

This hat is typical of the type and style worn by many US Army Enlisted personnel during WWII. It was part of a USAAF  estate.  It has the early insignia and it shows some tarnish from age.

The leather visor and chin strap are in near excellent condition, with the chin strap showing some minor wear. The sweatband shows some stains and wear from light occasional use.    

 
$89.99 Available
USV-0119
USA Army and Air Service World War One MINT Enlisted Mans Visor Hat
This is a MINT hat so look no farther. 

The visor shows  no crazing  & the chin strap and low vaulted dome gilt buttons are MINT condition. 

The wool cover is in MINT  condition.

All of the vent grommets are original and present.

The sweatband shows NO  wear and use.

Here are additional views  1 2  3  4.
$299.99 Available
USVH-01
US Army and AAF EM Winter Visor Hat
This is a NEAR Excellent size 7 hat as stated above.   

Here are additional views  1  2  3.
$79.99 Available
USVH-011
US Army and AAF EM Winter Visor Hat
This is a NEAR MINT size 7 hat as stated above.    

Here are additional views  1  2  3  4.  
$79.99 Available
USVH-0112 USA WWII Army and AAF EM MOLE SKIN Type Special Made Winter Visor Hat This is as shown.  It was worn by a Paratrooper Prison Guard at the post war Nuremberg Germany Trials.

It is a size 7-1/8 hat.

This is a NEAR MINT condition.

Here are additional views   1  2  3.
$74.99 Available
USVH-012
1950's USAF WAF Beret Style Blue Hat
Condition  is near mint.  

Here are additional view.
$79.99 Available
USVH-0121
1950's USAF WAF Beret Style Blue Hat
This is a small size blue gabardine hat with the period hat pin.

Condition is near good with some mothing as shown.    

Here are additional view
$49.99 Available
  USV-019
World War II US Army Air Force Summer Issue 50 Mission Crush EM Visor Hat
 

This hat is typical of the type and style worn by many US Army Enlisted personnel during WWII. It was part of a USAAF  estate.  It has the early insignia and it shows some tarnish from age.

The leather visor and chin strap are in near excellent condition, with the chin strap showing some minor wear.  The sweatband shows some stains and wear from light occasional use. It is marked 7-1/8.

 
$89.99  Available
USV-06

WWII USCG Officer Visor Cap

World War II US Coast Guard Officer Visor Hat

This hat is typical of the type and style worn by many USCG officers during WWII.

This cover was made by Bershire Caps and has the maker mark on the cloth lining protector under plastic, as seen in the view of the inside of the hat here.

It has the two tone USCG officer branch insignia and it shows some tarnish from age. These are views of the right and left sides.

The leather visor and gold and silver bullion chin strap are in near good condition, with the chin strap showing some minor wear and the visor showing some bubbling of the polish. It should be able to be stripped and restored to serviceable condition.

It has wicker stiffener construction, and it is tagged as a size 6-3/4.

The khaki tan tropical wool cover is in near excellent condition, excepting some minor sweat stains.

The sweatband shows some stains and wear from light occasional use.

$74.99 Available
USV-05

WAC Women's Auxiliary Army Corps

World War II US Army Woman Officer Chocolate Uniform Visor Hat

This hat is typical of the type and style worn by US Army WAAC company grade officers during WWII. Here are left side and right side views.

This cover has a partial maker tag on the inside and is a marked size 22-1/2 as seen in the view of the inside of the hat here.

It has a small officer's eagle screwback insignia.

The sweatband shows some stains and wear and there are several small holes from prolonged field use.

$124.99 Available

US Visor Hat Eagles, etc.


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
USHC-001
USA World War One Officers Bullion Cord for a Field Hat
This is the usual issue hat cord for the smokey the bear type hat. 

It has the smaller knots that indicates a company grade officer.

The condition is worn but still good plus.  

Here is an additional view.
$129.99 Available
USMP-01
USA World War One Military Police MP Branch Hat Cord
This is the usual length cord.

It is in damaged condition and will rate fair. 

Here is another view.
$24.99 Available
USVHE-001 USA 1930's US Coast Guard Gold Gilt Screw and Post Officers Visored Hat Eagle Badge  This near good plus eagle measures 2 x 2.5 inches.

Here is a view of the back.
$59.99 Available
WWI-001
World War One USA Army or Air Service Officers Visor Hat Badge.


This is as shown.  It is a 2 inch in diameter screw and post attachments badge as stated.  Here is another view.

The condition is MINT.
$34.99 Available
WWAC-001
USA World War Two WAC Plastic Coat Button
This is shown. a Lot of FIVE..

The unmarked near MINT buttons are the size of a US quarter. 

Here is a view of the back.
$39.99
LOT
Available
WEM-001
USA World War Two Army and USAAF 2 piece Brass Visor Hat Badge
 This is a s shown.  It is still on a partial issue card  

This badge is 1.5 inch in diameter and is MINT.

Here is a view of the back.
$24.99 Available
WEM-0018
World War Two  Early GEMSCO Acid Test Larger USA USAAF Officers Gilt Visor Hat Eagle
This is as shown.   

This badge measures 2-1/2  x 2-3/4 inches.

The condition is near excellent.

Here are other views  1  2.
  SOLD
WEM-00188 World War Two Small USA USAAF Female Officers Gilt Visor Hat Eagle This is as shown.   

This badge  measures 1-3/4 inch in diameter.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the back
$24.99 Available
CWTX-001
USA Civil War TEXAS Star Die Struck Hat Badge To Hold the Chin Straps
This is a deep concave 1.5 inch device to hold one side of the chin strap.

Condition is near excellent. 

Here is a view of the back.
$149.99 Available

Side Hats


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
    USREDWH-1 World War Two
USA
Army Red & White Piped Summer Issue Side Hat.

This is an all-original MINT unissued size 6-7/8 US Army Piped Summer Issue Side Hat with a maker marks present.

Here are other views.  1   2
 $19.99 Available
USH-00141  US World War Two 10th Mountain Infantry Division Crossed Skis Pinned to His Winter Issue Infantry Piped Side Hat
This is a size 6-7/8 special purchase gabardine side hat with some slight wear. 

Here is another view.
  SOLD
USH-00142 USAAF World War Two AF Piped Winged Prop  Pinned to His Winter Issue Infantry Piped Side Hat This is a size 7 special purchase medium brown color gabardine side hat with some slight wear. 

Here is another view.
$79.99 Available

USH-0014
WWII US Officer Wool Sidehat With Theater Made Engineer General Star
This is an all-original US Wool Officer Garrison Cap Overseas Hat with Engineer Theater Made Silver Star

This is a view of the inside, showing the satin lining.  It has an early leather sweat band.

The unusual star is attached by a bolt.

There is significant wear from long-term use in the field during WWII.

$999.99 Available
USH-0016
WWI US Enlisted Wool Engineer Company D Sidehat Bronze Collar Disk
This is an all-original US Army Corps of Engineers Wool Garrison Cap Overseas Hat with "D" Castle disk, enamel bird in flight and US enamel flag.

This is a view of the inside.  This is the right side.

There is only minor wear from routine use in during WWII.

$49.99 Available
USH-00161
USA World War One Officers Orange Piped OD Side Hat
This is a size 7 hat with a bullion 2 Lt insignia sewed on.

There are some small moth bites as shown.

Here are additional views  1  2.
$34.99 Available
USH-0046
WWII US Army Enlisted Winter Green Sidehat With Infantry Piping
This is an all-original US Army OD Winter Green Wool Infantry Piped Garrison Cap Overseas Hat.

This is the left side. There are no tags or maker marks present. There is very minor wear from routine use in during WWII.

The condition is overall excellent.

$34.99 Available
USH-09466 USAAF World War Two Winter Issue AAF Piped OFFICER Gabardine Side Hat This is a USAAF World War Two WINTER Issue AAF Piped Side Hat.

This is a size 6-7/8 side hat in near excellent condition & needs a good dry cleaning .

Here are other views  1  2..
$44.99 Available
USH-0946
USAAF World War Two  Summer Issue AAF Piped Side Hat
This is a USAAF World War Two  Summer Issue AAF Piped Side Hat.
 
This is a size 7-1/8 side hat in near excellent condition.  Here is a view of the inside.
$34.99 Available
USHH-01 USA World War II 9th USAAF Fighter Pilot Chocolate colored Officers 6-7.8 size Side Hat This is a salty hat that was worn by a 9th USAAF fighter pilot.
It features a heavy gabardine cloth with the usual leather sweat band and a green silk lining. It is unnamed and near excellent.

Here are additional views.  1   2
$39.99 Available
USHH-01
USA World War Two 9th USAAF Fighter Pilot Chocolate colored Officers 6-7.8 size Side Hat
This is a salty hat that was worn by a 9th USAAF fighter pilot.

 It features a heavy gabardine cloth with the usual leather sweat band and a green silk lining.

It is unnamed and near excellent.

Here are other views  1  2.
$39.99 Available
USH-0042
WWII US Enlisted Khaki 315th Infantry Regiment Sidehat With Glider Infantry Badge
This is an all-original US Army Cotton Twill Khaki Infantry Piped Garrison Cap Overseas Hat with 1st Battalion 315th Infantry Regiment 79th Division marking and 325th Glider Infantry STERLING silver badge.

This is the inside. It has the original QM tag however it is very faded. This is the unit ID and 7-1/4 Size stamp on the sweatband.  This is the stamped STERLING content mark on the back of the glider wing badge.  There is moderate wear from routine use in during WWII.

This soldier was later transferred to the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and made the jump into Normandy during the D-Day invasion.

$224.99 Available
USH-1042
USA World War One Fifth Avenue NY Tailor Marked EM Side Hat with Mini Crossed Cannons Badge
This is a near MINT size 7 side hat as shown.

Here is are other views 1  2.
$49.99 Available
USH-0049
WWII US Army Flight Nurse Wool Tan Sidehat With 1LT Rank
This is an all-original US Army Flight Nurse (Female) Officer's Wool Summer Issue Tan Garrison Cap Overseas Hat with Acid Test marked silver rank Insignia.

This is the right side.

This hat is satin lined and has a strong and sharp KNOX New York maker mark label on the lining. There is no size tag, it is about a 22.

There is only minor wear from routine use in during WWII. The condition is generally excellent to near mint.

  SOLD
USH-00491
WWII US Army Air Force Flight Nurse KONX Made Type K-1 21.5 Size Tan Side Hat.
This is an all-original US Army Air Force Flight Nurse Officer Summer Issue Tan  Side Hat 

This hat is satin lined and has a strong and sharp KNOX New York maker mark label on the lining.

 There is NO wear from routine use in during WWII. The condition is MINT. 

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
$99.99 Available
 USH-1049  WAC Woman's Army Corps Wool Winter
Side Hat

This is an all-original US Army WAC Woman's Army Corps Wool Winter Side Hat with Named and KNOX maker marked  This hat is satin lined and has a strong and sharp KNOX New York maker mark label on the lining.  

Here is a view of the right side and the inside.

It is a  size 22.  The conditions is generally excellent to near mint.  
$79.99 Available
USH-1149 
US Army
Wool Jeep
Cap
This is an all-original US Army Wool Jeep Cap.  It is a  medium size but not marked as such. 

The condition is generally excellent to near mint.  Here is a view of the inside.
$49.99 Available
USH-1150
USA World War Two Army of USAAF Small Size Wool Jeep Hat
This is an all-original US Army of USAAF Wool Jeep Cap. 

It is a  medium size but not marked as such. 

The condition is generally excellent to near mint. 

Here is a view of the inside.
$39.99 Available
USH-0050
WWII US Army Field Hospital Nurse Seersucker Cap
This is an all-original US Army Field Hospital Nurse (Female) Officer's Summer Issue Pale Blue Seersucker Lightweight Cap

This is the back side with the front showing.

This hat has a separately applied Red Cross tag on the front side only. There is no size tag, it is about a 22.

There is only minor wear from routine use in during WWII. The condition is generally excellent, showing signs of frequent laundering and starching.

$89.99 Available
USH-0051
WWII US Army Field Hospital Nurse Seersucker Cap
This is an all-original US Army Field Hospital Nurse (Female) Officer's Summer Issue Tropical Tan Stripe Seersucker Lightweight Cap

This is the back side, unfolded and one from the front, folded.

This unstarched cap has a 1/2 inch wide tie to form and secure the cap. There is no size tag, it is about a 22.

There is only minor wear from routine use in during WWII. The condition is generally excellent, showing signs of frequent laundering and starching.

$74.99 Available
USH-0052
WWII US Army Field Hospital Nurse Seersucker Cap
This is an all-original US Army Field Hospital Nurse (Female) Officer's Summer Issue Tropical Tan Stripe Seersucker Lightweight Cap

This is the back side, unfolded and one from the front, folded.

This unstarched cap has a 3/8 inch wide tie to form and secure the cap. There is no size tag, it is about a 22.

There is only minor wear from routine use in during WWII. The condition is generally excellent, showing signs of frequent laundering and starching.

$74.99 Available

USH-0015
WWII US Officer Khaki Sidehat With US Navy USMC V-5 Aviator Patch
This is an all-original US Khaki Cotton Twill Officer Garrison Cap Overseas Hat with V-5 Aviator Patch

This is a view of the inside.

There is only minor wear from routine use in during WWII.

We also have V-5 Program wings and distinctive insignia available here.

$74.99 Available
 USH-0115
Word War Two USN Naval Aviator Training V-5 Program GILT Hat Badge
This is a US dime sized pin back badge in MINT condition.

Here is a view of the back.
$59.99 Available
USH-0022
WWII US Enlisted Wool 510th Armored Infantry Battalion (Colored) Sidehat With DI
This is an all-original US Army Model 1942 Wool Garrison Cap Overseas Hat with 510th AIB (Colored) Distinctive Unit Insignia.

This is the right side.

This was one of only five tank battalions with all Negro troops during WWII.

There is only minor wear from routine use in during WWII. It has the original 1943 dated QM tag.  The clutch back DI is maker marked I-O.

$49.99 Available

USH-34
WWII US 104th Infantry Timberwolf Division Veteran's Sidehat With Patch
This is an all-original veteran's white wool felt side hat with a WWII period patch from the 104th Infantry Division.

This set is in near mint condition throughout.

The green artwork is all silk-screened on the white felt. The bottom edge is finished with a matching green sewn strip.

There are no maker marks present.  There is some minor soiling from years of long storage.

$49.99 Available
USH-44
WWII US WAAC Jewish War Veteran Sidehat With Patch and Pins
This is an all-original JWV Women Army Corps veteran's pale blue HBT wool side hat with embroidered integral patch from the USJWV.

There are a number of pins present, including the Pallas Athene enlisted collar disk, CBI Veteran's Association, 50 year DoD pin, a 12K Gold marked Past Commander pin, and several others, as shown. These are views of the right side and inside.

The hat is in near excellent condition throughout.

There are original maker marks present on some of the pins. There is a Size 6-3/4 size tag.  There is some minor soiling from years of long storage.

$139.99 Available

Soft Covers Camouflage Hats and  WWI Campaign Hats (Smokey the Bear), etc.


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
   JEWW-1 ISRAEL Israel Soft Cover Boonie Hat This is a near excellent condition size 7 floppie boonie hat with European markings.

Here is another view.
 $39.99 Available
   USHHH-01 AFRICA
Ball Cap Style South African Leaf Pattern REVERSE Type Camouflage STERILE COMMANDO Visor Hat.

This is as stated and in near excellent condition.

Here are other views.  1   2   3 
 $149.99 Available
USHH-016
USA Korea War Officers OD Fatigue visor Hat with gilt Officer buttons and chin Strap
This is a size 7 cap.

The condition is near excellent.

Here are other views  1  2  3.
$89.99 Available
FPH-01
WWII Foreign Paratrooper M-43 style Jungle Camouflage Hat
This is an all-original South African army paratrooper jungle splotch camouflage M-43 type hat.

Here is a view of the inside.

The overall condition is near excellent throughout.

$699.99 Available
FPH 112
US Army Wool Jeep Cap

This is an all-original US Army Wool Jeep Cap. It is a  medium size but not marked as such.  Here is a view of the inside.

  The condition is generally excellent to near mint.

$49.99 Available
FPH-113
US Marine Corps HBT Fatigue Soft Visor Hat with EG&E stenciled on Front

This is a US Marine Corps HBT Fatigue Soft Visor Hat with EG&E stenciled on the front.

It is a size 7-1/8.  Here is a view of the inside.

The condition is generally excellent.

$89.99 Available
FPH-114
post World War Two US Army WAC Woman's Army Corps Fatigue Hat

This is a post World War Two US Army WAC Woman's Army Corps Fatigue Hat.

It is an unmarked size 7-1/8 and is near MINT.   Here are additional views  1  2  3.

$89.99 Available
FPH-115
US Marine Corps Drill Instructor Hat

This is a US Marine Corps Drill Instructor Hat.

It is a size 7 but not marked as such. 

 The condition is generally good plus.   Here are additional views  1  2.

$49.99 Available
FPH-116
WWI US Army Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat w/o the cords.

This is a WWI US Army Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat w/o the cords.

It is a size 7 but not marked as such.  Here is a view of the inside.  

  The condition is generally good plus.

$49.99 Available
FPH-0116 WWI US Army Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat w/o the cords This is a WWI US Army Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat w/o the cords. It is a size 7 but not marked as such. 

The condition is generally near MINT.

Here are additional views  1  2  3.
$79.99 Available
FPH-0117 WWI US Army Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat with Field Grade LARGE  cords This is a WWI US Army Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat as shown. It is a size 6/7/8 but not marked as such.    

The condition is generally near MINT.

[NOTE:  Cords can be sold separate for $99.99.]

Here are additional views  1  2  3.
$129.99 Available
FPH-0118 WWI US Army Smokey the Bear Campaign IDed Hat with Company Grade cords This is a post WWI US Army Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat with the chin strap as shown. It is a size 6/7/8 marked  T. J. Brady as such. 

The condition is generally near excellent.

[NOTE:  Cords can be sold separate for $99.99.]

Here are additional views  1  2  3  4  5  6.
$129.99 Available
FPH-117
WWI US Army Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat with the Yellow and White Cords

This is a WWI US Army Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat with the Yellow and White cords.

It is a size 6-7/8 marked & the maker is Ackerman New York.  It has all the MINT sweat band and chin straps as shown.    

 The condition is generally near MINT.

$89.99 Available
FPH-118
WWI US Army Heavy 5 Beaver Weight Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat with the Officer cords

This is a WWI US Army Heavy 5 Beaver Weight Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat with the Officer cords.

It is a size 7 unmarked. It has all the MINT sweat band as shown.    

  The condition is generally near MINT.

$119.99 Available
FPH-119
WWI US Army Heavy 3 Beaver Weight Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat with the Company D 5th Infantry RGT Officer Insignia. 

This is a WWI US Army Heavy 3 Beaver Weight Smokey the Bear Campaign Hat with the Company D 5th Infantry RGT Officer Insignia. 

It is a size 7 unmarked. It has all the near excellent sweat band as shown.    

 The condition is generally near excellent.

$79.99 Available
SWH-01
WWII Swedish M-43 style Winter Fleece Hat
This is an all-original Swedish army winter fleece lined M-43 type hat with large external and internal ear flaps.

This is an exceptionally well-made hat, with heavy internal quilting and integral ear muff and chin straps.

Here is a view of the inside and the left side.

The overall condition is near mint throughout.

$79.99 Available

Specialty Headgear


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Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  WHALE-1
 Baleen Whale Made Ceremonial Regalia Hat.
This is a 11 inch in diameter hat made from whale parts.

Each piece is attached to each other with metal decorations placed on each panel. Inside is a silver Alfonso XII 1885 dated coin.

The condition is generally near excellent overall. Alfonso XII of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_XII_of_Spain-  

Alfonso XII (Spanish: Alfonso Francisco de Asís Fernando Pío Juan María de la Concepción Gregorio Pelayo; English: Alphonse XII) (28 November 1857)

Here are other views.  1   2   3
$749.99 Available

USSH-101
Limited Edition Disney Rocketeer Helmet and Rocketeer Leather Jacket Lot
This is a Limited Edition (One of Two Thousand) Rocketeer movie prop helmet commissioned by Walt Disney Studios and built by Master Replicas.

This helmet is heavily padded solid metal with smoked Plexiglas eyepieces. The level of detail is phenomenal throughout  The inside has a Disney maker mark tag and shows the extent of the quilted padding.

The dark hardwood base has inlay and a disk identifying the maker and Walt Disney Collection logos.  The pedestal allows the helmet to be viewed from any angle.

The Rocketeer jacket is a very creamy soft kidskin leather made by South Beach Leather, New York. It is in a very desirable size L (Large). Here are views of the right and maker mark and size tags. It is extremely well-made and in near mint condition throughout.

Included in this lot are the Walt Disney Publications graphic novel "The Official Movie Adaptation"  featuring 1991 Dave Stevens cover art, and Issue #3 (January 1995) Dark Horse comic with 1994 dated art by Dave Stevens. The comics are in nearly mint un-read condition.

$1,499.99 Available
USSH-1301  APOLLO 15 New York Trolley
 Operator Visor Hat
 
This is as shown.  It is a size 7.

The condition is good with a tear along the front crown of the cloth.

Here is a view of the inside.
 
  SOLD
USSH-2301 Veterans of
World War One Side Hat
This is as shown.  It is a size 7.

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the inside.
$34.99 Available
USFD-101
Bogota (New Jersey) Fire Department H&L #1 IDed Leather Helmet
This is Cairns & Brother leather fire helmet identified to RUGGERIO #35.

This helmet was used in the 1950s. Louis Ruggerio was the Fire Chief in 1957. This helmet identified to Hook & Ladder Company #1 predates that office.  The Bogota Fire Department has an outstanding website, with some great old photos worth seeing.

This is a difficult helmet to locate in this condition. There is some wear to the leather from long service, and it has been painted and repainted in normal duty.  It is black dyed leather under the red paint. The crest has a small portion of the leather nicked at the crown.  The inside shows significant wear to the cloth liner.  The Cairns & Brother maker tag is present and in great shape.

Here are views of the right and left sides.

$699.99 Available
RUS-01
Russian MiG Jet Pilot GSh-6 High Altitude Pressure Helmet and Accessories
This is GSh-6M Russian High Altitude pressure helmet, complete with the coupling ring, helmet liner, original paper work and documentation, covers and accessories in the original issue wooden storage container, with data plate, serial numbers and late 1980s Cold War issue date.

This helmet was used primarily in the MiG-25 and MiG-31, and other high-performance aircraft.

This is a very difficult helmet to locate in this condition, and this complete.

Here is a view from the back, also showing some of the accessories.

We also have several other varieties of Russian jet pilot helmets and pressure suits, as well as some survival kits, radios, and similar equipment, as available.

$999.99 Available
USH-48
WWII US Army Paratrooper Soft Jump Helmet Liner
This is a heavy padded and cloth lined WWII US Army Airborne Paratrooper protective liner for wear under the helmet.

It has the original chin straps and snap closures with goggle retainers.  The original maker tag is not present, however, the WWII soldier's name and serial number are inked on the inside of the chin strap.

The inside is shown here and a view of the right side . It is about a size 7-1/8.  It is designed to be very close-fitting to the paratrooper's head.

The pale green cloth shows only minor wear from routine use.

$99.99 Available
   USHH-1
USA
 AEF Summer Issue Fighter Pilot Suede Cloth Combat Helmet

This is a size 7-1/4 helmet in near excellent condition.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4
$149.99 Available
USH-481  USA World War Two WWII US Army USAAF Pilot Khaki  Flight Cap This is a padded cloth lined WWII US Army Air Force protective liner for wear without  or  under the leather flight helmet.

 It has the original cloth string chin cords, the usual plastic bands to hold the goggles & with the original maker tag is absent. 

It is a size 7-1/4 and is designed to be very close-fitting to the pilot's head.

The Khaki cloth shows only minor wear from routine use.

Here are other views  1  2  3.

  
$69.99 Available
USH-482 
USA
World War Two WWII US Army USAAF Pilot Khaki  Flight Cap
This is a padded cloth lined WWII US Army Air Force protective liner for wear without or under the leather flight helmet.  

It has the original cloth chinstrap, the usual OD cloth bands to hold the goggles & with the original maker tag is absent. 

It is a size 7-1/2 and is designed to be very close-fitting to the pilot's head.

The Khaki cloth shows only minor wear from routine use. 

Here are other views  1  2  3  4  5.
$199.99 Available
  USH-482 
 USA
 World War ONE WWI US Army US Air Service Pilot Tan Color Flight Cap
This is a non padded cloth lined flight helmet.   

It is a size 7-1/4 and is designed to be very close-fitting to the pilot's head. The cloth shows only minor wear from routine use.  

Here are other views  1  2  3.
$169.99 Available
   USH-31
 USA
 World War One US Army ASSC MUSKRAT FUR Lined Leather Flight Helmet & CHERI Hankie.
This is a fur lined WWI US Army Air Service Signal Corps Aviator Leather Flight helmet.

It has the original leather chin straps and snap closures with grommet ear holes It is about a size 7-1/8. It is designed to be very close-fitting to the pilot's head.The leather shows wear from routine use with some of the fur lining absent. It is still fairly supple and not dry at all.

The hankie came with the helmet and the oral history is that he wore it in his helmet while flying.

Here are other views. 1  2   3  4
$99.99 Available
USH-45
WWI US Army ASSC Fleece Lined Leather Flight Helmet
This is a fleece lined WWI US Army Air Service Signal Corps Aviator Leather Flight helmet.

It has the original leather chin straps and snap closures with grommet ear holes.  It has the original maker tag is long gone.

The inside is shown here and a view of the right side . It is about a size 7.  It is designed to be very close-fitting to the pilot's head.

The black leather shows only minor wear from routine use. It is still fairly supple and not dry at all. There is a red stenciled CFD on the left side above the ear. The fleece lining shows minor stains from use.

  SOLD
USH-451 USA  World War Two WWI US Army ASSC Fleece Lined Leather Flight Helmet
This is a fleece lined WWI US Army Air Service Signal Corps Aviator Leather Flight helmet.

It has the original leather chin strap and snap buckle with the original maker tag is absent. It is  a size 7-1/4 and is designed to be very close-fitting to the pilot's head.

The brown leather shows only minor wear from routine use. It is still fairly supple and not dry at all.  . The fleece lining shows NO stains from use.

Here are other views  1  2.
$149.99 Available
USH-35
WWII US Army Air Force Chamois Lined Leather Flight Helmet and AN6530 Goggles Set
This is a soft chamois leather lined WWII US Army Air Force Aviator Leather Flight helmet and AN6530 Goggles Set.

It has the original leather chin strap, buckle, and snap closures.  There is an Air Force contract and H.L.B. Corp. N.Y. maker tag present.

The inside is shown here and a view of the right side . It is a tag marked size 7.  It is designed to be very close-fitting to the pilot's head.

The leather shows only minor wear from routine use. It is still supple but needs a little attention with mink oil to bring it back to full suppleness. The lining shows minor stains from use.

The FISCHER SPRING CO BROOKLYN N.Y. maker marked goggles have a cracked and broken lens on the right side.  We may have replacement lens available at additional cost, inquire.

$299.99 Available
USH-40
WWII US Navy NAF Chamois Lined Leather Flight Helmet and AN6530 Goggles Frame Set
This is a soft chamois leather lined WWII US Navy Aviator Leather Flight helmet and AN6530 Goggles (Frame and straps ONLY. No lenses) Set.

It has the original leather chin strap, buckle, and parachute cord retainers.  There is a Navy NXs -9677 contract number and Slote & Klein maker tag and size 7-1/8 tag present.

The inside and back is shown here. It is designed to be very close-fitting to the pilot's head.

The leather shows only minor wear from routine use. It is still supple but needs a little attention with mink oil to bring it back to full suppleness. The lining shows minor stains from use.

The AN6530 marked goggles have no lenses present.  We may have replacement lenses available at additional cost, inquire.

$349.99 Available
USH-1111 Early Pre World War II American Optical Aviators Goggles In Correct Period Aluminum Case.

These are as shown.  All parts are in excellent condition.

Here are additional views  1  2  3.

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$299.99 Available

USH-33
WWI US Army ASSC Fleece Lined Leather Flight Helmet and Goggles Set
This is a fleece lined WWI US Army Air Service Signal Corps Aviator Leather Flight helmet and H. R. Goggles Set.

It has the original leather chin strap, buckle, and snap closures.  There is no maker tag present.

The inside is shown here and a view of the right side with the ear roll in place. It is about a size 7-1/8.  It is designed to be very close-fitting to the pilot's head.

The leather shows only minor wear from routine use. It is still supple and not dry at all. The fleece lining shows minor stains from use.

This is a verw of the inside of the H.R. maker marked goggles.

  SOLD
USH-04
WWI Western Electric USN USMC Leather Flight Helmet
This is a very scarce WWI No. 1-A Western Electric USN / USMC Aviator Leather Flight helmet.

It has the original sash cord style metal-tipped lace, friction closure buckles, and all original leather straps and snaps.

Western Electric was a prime contractor for the US Navy and Marine Corps communications flight helmets in World War I. A close-up of the tag is shown here.

The leather earcups are pierced at the bottoms for electric wires for radio earphones (not present).

The leather shows considerable wear from routine use and some crazing from age. It is however, still supple and not overly dry. The cloth lining shows stains from use.

$699.99 Available
USH-39
Vietnam War Jet Pilot Helmet
This is a US Air Force Early 1970 Jet Pilot Helmet identified to Colonel J. R. Mitchell, Jr a command pilot rated officer.

This is complete to include the O2 mask , the carrying bag and label, the black rubber edges and several transitional details showing the evolution from the P1 helmet after it was fully modified by 1953.

It is a marked on the inside with an FSN label.

Here are views of the top right and left and of the inside. And this is the O2 mask from the left side, face side and one of the label.

$799.99 Available
RUS-02
World War I Russian Winter Quilted Hat
This is World War I Russian Winter Quilted Hat with hammer, sickle and star metal buttons and separately applied red wool felt star.

This hat is a comfortable fit on a US 7-1/8 head.

This is a very difficult hat to locate in this condition.

Here is a view from the side, showing the ear flaps. This is the inside, showing the quilted padding and Russian markings.

$499.99 Available

USH-32
WWII US Marine Corps MAS (VMA-231) Flight Crew Deck Helmet
This is a US Marine Corps VMA-231 Flight Deck Crew helmet.

This is complete to include the noise abatement earmuffs, khaki twill liner, and unusual multicolor paint with artwork.

This helmet is Vietnam War vintage.  It has a winged Ace of Spades on the red back panel and applied reflective shamrocks in green on the yellow visor.  There is a Playboy bunny in the same reflective green applied to each earmuff.

The color scheme is completely non-standard for the US Navy, and the colors are the USMC colors of crimson and gold. The insignia relate to the USMC Marine Air Squadron 231 (VMA-231). The shamrocks may be a tip of the hat to the UK-made Hawker-Siddeley AV-8A Harrier, the squadron's primary aircraft when they were reactivated in 1973.

It is approximately a size 7.

Here is a view of the left side, right side and one of the inside from the front.

$499.99 Available
USH-20
WWII US Navy Flight Aviator Helmet
This is a US Navy Aviator black leather flight helmet.

There are flaps over holes over the ears that snap in place and loops above the ears to secure communications, if used. All snaps and flaps are present. It is not lined. There is very little wear apparent to the leather, and the elastic chin strap has some slight fraying.  There is a silver USN stencil under the right ear.

It is approximately a size 6-3/4 (marked SMALL).

Here is a view of the left side, and one of the front.

Here is a view of the Western Mfg Co. San Francisco size (SMALL) tag.

$74.99 Available
  USH-2115
USA World War Two Near fair + WWII US Army Air Corps Medium Size Fleece Lined Cap 
This is an US Army Air Corps wool fleece flight cap. This is the style of cap used by the American Volunteer Group AVG Flying Tigers and other US Army Air Force units.

There is wear apparent to the brim and hem areas.

It is marked a medium on the contract tag.

The condition is generally near excellent.

Here are other views  1  2  3.
$149.99  Available 
  USH-2116
 USA World War Two Near excellent + WWII US Army Air Corps Medium Size Fleece Lined Cap 
This is an US Army Air Corps wool fleece flight cap. This is the style of cap used by the American Volunteer Group AVG Flying Tigers and other US Army Air Force units.

There is wear apparent to the brim and hem areas.

It is marked a medium on the contract tag.

The condition is generally near fair.

Here are other views  1  2  3.
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USH-211
USA World War Two Near excellent WWII US Army Air Corps Medium Size Fleece Lined Cap
This is an US Army Air Corps wool fleece flight cap. This is the style of cap used by the American Volunteer Group AVG Flying Tigers and other US Army Air Force units. 

There is wear apparent to the brim and hem areas.  It is marked a medium on the contract tag.

The condition is generally near excellent. 

Here are other views  1  2.
$129.99 Available
USH-2111
USA World War Two Near Good WWII US Army Air Corps Medium Size Fleece Lined Cap This is an Air Corps wool fleece flight cap
This is an US Army Air Corps wool fleece flight cap. This is the style of cap used by the American Volunteer Group AVG Flying Tigers and other US Army Air Force units.

There is wear apparent to the brim and hem areas.

It is marked a medium on the contract tag.. 

The condition is generally near good . 

Here are other views  1  2.
$99.99 Available
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USA World War Two Near Good WWII US Army Air Corps Medium Size Fleece Lined Cap
This is an US Army Air Corps wool fleece flight cap. This is the style of cap used by the American Volunteer Group AVG Flying Tigers and other US Army Air Force units.

There is wear apparent to the brim and hem areas.

It is marked a medium on the contract tag.. 

The condition is generally near good . 

Here are other views  1  2.
$99.99 Available
USH-2113
USA World War Two Near Good WWII US Army Air Corps Medium Size Fleece Lined Cap
This is an US Army Air Corps wool fleece flight cap. This is the style of cap used by the American Volunteer Group AVG Flying Tigers and other US Army Air Force units.

There is wear apparent to the brim and hem areas.

It is marked a medium on the contract tag.. 

The condition is generally near good . 

Here are other views  1  2.
$99.99 Available
USH-2114
USA World War Two Near fair + WWII US Army Air Corps Medium Size Fleece Lined Cap
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This is an US Army Air Corps wool fleece flight cap. This is the style of cap used by the American Volunteer Group AVG Flying Tigers and other US Army Air Force units.

There is wear apparent to the brim and hem areas.

It is marked a medium on the contract tag.. 

The condition is generally near fair. 

Here are other views  1  2.
$49.99 Available
USH-21
WWII US Army Air Corps Fleece Lined Cap
This is an Air Corps wool fleece flight cap.

This is the style of cap used by the American Volunteer Group AVG Flying Tigers and other US Army Air Force units. There is wear apparent to the brim and hem areas.

It is marked a Size 7 on the contract tag.

Here is a view of the inside.

The condition is generally near excellent.

  SOLD


USH-119 Fleece Lined Dark Brown Leather MINT Chin Cup
This is a WWII Fleece Lined Dark Brown Leather Cup.  This is the style of cup used by USAAF pilots and aviators and adapted for use by some airborne paratroopers.

It is approximately 2-1/2 by 9-3/4 inches.  There are several holes to adjust for a perfect it.

The condition is MINT.
 
$49.99 Available
USH-19
WWII Tan Leather Chamois Lined Chin Cup
This is a WWII Tan Leather Chamois Lined Chin Cup

This is the style of cup used by USAAF pilots and aviators and adapted for use by some airborne paratroopers.

It is approximately 2-1/2 by 9-3/4 inches.  There are several holes to adjust for a perfect it.

The condition is generally excellent to near mint.

$49.99 Available
USH-199
USMC Officer Gold Bullion Visor Hat COVER MINT Hat Band
The band measures 5.8 x 10 inches and is unissued & Hilborn Hamburger Approved USM Ser #233 990/20.

Here are additional views  1  2.
$69.99 Available
USH-18
WWII US Army Air Forces Type A-1 Sun Visor
This is a USAAF WWII Type A-1 Sun Visor

This is the style of cap used by pilots with the leather flight helmet to provide shade from the sun. There is some minor staining apparent.  It is otherwise in totally serviceable condition.

It is approximately 5 by 7-1/2 inches.  One of the straps has a adjuster to effect a tight fit to any size helmet..

Here is a view of the top side.

The condition is generally very good to near excellent.

$49.99 Available
USH-17
Early US Army M1 Tank Combat Vehicle Crewman Commo Helmet
This is an early, Cold War era (1985) dated tanker helmet.

This is the first style of the CVC helmet with the foam lining and internals.  This design was quickly replaced because of rapid deterioration of the padding material.

This one was subdued and painted by an M1 Abrams tank crewman with the Ace of Spades and "Coors Crew" artwork.

It is approximately a size 7 to 7-1/4.  This is the contract tag of the liner.

Here is a view of the inside.

The condition is generally very good to near excellent.

$349.99 Available
USH-47
Vietnam French Canadian ADA Beret with Badge
This is a Vietnam French Khaki Tan Air Defense Artillery Beret

This is a well made early beret with leather sweat band and what appear to be Canada maker marks.  The badge is DRAGO maker marked.

This is a view of the top and the maker and size tag.

It is marked size 55.

The condition is generally very good to near excellent.

$99.99 Available
UKH-01
World War II British Empire Gurkha Hat
This is a WWII 1942 dated wartime era British Empire Indian Army Turban Wrapper Hat

This is a very well-made heavy khaki tan cotton twill quilted and lined conical hat.  It has the usual assortment of British inspector marks, Collett, Ltd and "21" maker marks and broad arrow markings

This is a view of the inside showing the elaborate construction.

It is approximately a size 7.  This is a rear side views.

The condition is unissued, near mint throughout.

$49.99 Available
USH-23
Vietnam 5th Special Forces Officer Green Beret with Patch
This is a Vietnam Special Operations Group US Army 5th Special Forces Green Officer's Beret

This is a well made early beret with leather sweat band and Toronto Canada maker marks.  The patch in the lining and the 1LT rank flash are both theater made embroidered heavy floss.

It is approximately a size 7.

The condition is generally very good to near excellent.

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USH-239
post World War Two Vietnam War Era Black wool Beret with Metal Air Grommets
This is a head size 6-1/2  with the lining demilled.

Overall condition is near good plus. 

Here is another photo.
$29.99 Available
USH-2391
post World War Two Vietnam War Era Black wool Beret with Metal Air Grommets
This is a head size 6-1/2  with the lining marked 1962 etc as shown.

The cverall condition is near good plus. 

 Here are other views  1  2.
$49.99 Available
USFH-01
World War II Boston Fire Department White Hat
This is a Size 7-1/4 Wicker Lined BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS Fire Chief White Top Fancy Hat

This is a heavy waterproofed white cover with black velvet band, gold bullion chin strap, gilt FD buttons and CHIEF fire horns starburst insignia.

These are views of the front close-up, right side, left side, inside and wicker and sweatband detail on the inside.

The condition is generally near excellent, as shown.

$124.99 Available

Imperial Headgear


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
   CAMOCO-1 German
 World War One Camouflage Steel Combat Helmet w/o Liner
This is a 95% hand painted camouflage color.as shown.  

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$499.99 Available
IMPH-01 An Original and Authentic 19th Century Italy King Vittorio Emanuel II Lancer Bearskin Hat

This has a very ornate Imperial lancer device with VE cipher. This hat dates between 1861 and 1878, the years of his reign as King of Italy.

This is a view of the inside and one of the buttons. There is no chinstrap present.

This is a hard to find original fur hat.

$899.99 Available
IPMH-02 An Original and Authentic 19th Century Italy King Vittorio Emanuel II Savoy Infantry Bearskin Hat

This has a very ornate 14th Infantry device with Savory Cross and orange, white and green cockade and infantry horn. This hat dates to the VE II reign as King of Savoy from 1849-1861.

This is a view of the inside and one of the left and right sides. There is heavy gold bullion braided chinstrap with one gold bullion acorn present.

There is a very clear Piedimonte and Rome maker mark on the inside of the liner.

This is a hard to find original fur hat. The white feather shown is for demonstrating the feather plume holder and not original to the hat.

$799.99 Available
IPMH-03 An Original and Authentic 19th Century Cavalry Bearskin Busby Hat

This has a very ornate enamel device (not shown yet, photos up soon).

This is a view of the inside. There is long yellow/orange cord and knots present. There is no maker mark on the inside of the linen liner apparent.

This is a hard to find original fur hat.

$599.99 Available
IPMH-04 An Original and Authentic 19th Century Royal Netherlands Dutch Coffee Can Hat

This has an orange and yellow cord cockade device over a yellow cord surrounding the bottom. There is orange piping around the top.

This is a view of the inside. There is some deterioration of the original leather sweatband.

There is a black leather chin strap present.

$199.99 Available

19th Century Era Headgear Parts and Accessories


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Description, Size, Condition Price Status
HPARTS-011
German World War One Imperial Brass Spike Helmet Spike Base
This is a near excellent brass base plate as shown. 

Here are other views  1  2..
$99.99 Available
HPARTS-01 An Original and Authentic 19th Century Busby Hat Horsehair Brush

This is a flaxen white horse tail busby brush. It has a red branch ponpom base, gilt stop and wire support loop intact and present.

This is a view of the reverse side.

This is a hard to find original helmet accessory in decent shape. This one is exceptionally nice.

$74.99 Available
HPARTS-02 An Original and Authentic 19th Century Washington Infantry Busby Hat Horsehair Brush, Plate, Button, and Tassel Lot

This is a flaxen white horse tail busby brush. It has a gilt stop and wire support loop intact and present.

This is a view of the reverse side.

The "W" and "I" letters are absent on the plate, however, the outline remains, as shown.

We have several of these available. There may be slight cosmetic differences in the items you receive.

This is a hard to find original helmet accessory in decent shape. This one is exceptionally nice.

$124.99 Available
HPARTS-03 An Original and Authentic 19th Century Washington Infantry Busby Hat  Plate Complete with letters

This is an intact plate similar to the one shown in the lot above, only complete.

This is a view of the reverse side.

The "W" and "I" letters are present on the plate, as shown.

We have several of these available. There may be slight cosmetic differences in the item you receive.

This is a hard to find original helmet accessory in decent shape. This one is exceptionally nice.

$74.99 Available