Ww1 Mark One Brodie Steel Helmet, Shell Only, Relic For Restoration For Sale
Over the past 25 years I have collected items like a squirrel with no particular theme other than I have an interest in military items & small vintage collects items. Sadly due to other collecting interests the time has come to offer some of the gems from my collection for sale to you. Most items are fresh to the market having been purchased over the years direct from deceased estates and a network of contacts in the antique and house clearance trade in county Durham. I hope you enjoy my offerings and good luck to all buyers.
a 100% genuine WW1 british army mark 1 brodie helmet (steel helmet)
sadly this is only a shell with no liner
painted blue with gloss paint to the outside and orange paint to the inside rim
relic only but a possible restoration project?
this helmet was purchased by me several years ago from the son of the soldier who used in during the campaign in mesopotamia during WW1.
sadly the original owners daughter used it as a hanging basket in her garden for several years and painted it to look pretty and match with her other garden furniture
the helmet is very slightly dented to the crown but still retains the original copper rivet and the two hanging rings
very rusty to the inside but not rusted through and still in fairly sound condition
i have never felt that i had the knowledge to restore the item but it could be a worthwhile project for someone with both the skill and knowledge required
Please note it is missing some of the blue paint finish but has no holes or damage to the shell other than minor dents
see pictures for details
I have decided that in the spirit of I will be starting all my offerings at 99p with
Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance whilst the sale is in progress
Please note to be fair to all buyers I do not offer buy it now on any of my offerings
I am always happy to work out postal discounts if the buyer purchases more than one of my lots
Please see all the pictures for more details as these are considered to be part of the description
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Ww1 Mark One Brodie Steel Helmet, Shell Only, Relic For Restoration: $48