One of the most popular areas of Militaria Collecting is that of Military Headdress. We specialise in offering the finest selection of both ceremonial dress helmets, to the combat helmets worn by the armed forces of the world, dating from the early Victorian period up until the 1960s.

The early English Victorian dress helmets were produced with such fine workmanship, the quality of the helmet plates and the brightly coloured plumes set off the pieces and show them in full glory.

With the 20th century combat helmets, examples which were produced for a short time or those issued to the British Airborne forces during WW2 seem to command the strongest prices when they are offered at auction.

With each year that passes by, the amount of good examples of Military headdresses starts to decrease, many items succumbing to the pitfalls of age and the materials they were made of. However, when fine examples do come onto the market, we have proved that bidders are eager to contest for them and, as such, over the last few years we have bucked the trend in the market and continued to achieve very strong prices.

May it be for interior design purposes or the passion for collecting items worn in combat, the Military Headdress continues to be a sound investment.

Read more »

Department Specialists

picture of Matthew Tredwen

Matthew Tredwen

Sale Date: Specialist in Arms, Armour , Militaria and Auctioneer

Related News & Views

Battle of Rorkes Drift Historically Significant Personal Letter Written by Major Gonville Bromhead VC

Battle of Rorkes Drift Historically Significant Personal Letter Wri...

Band of Brothers Members Steel Combat Helmet

Band of Brothers Members Steel Combat Helmet

 WWI Heroine Lady Ver'a Medals Sale

WWI Heroine Lady Ver'a Medals Sale

The Battalion Which Dribbled Football's Across No Mans Land Towards the German Guns on 1st Day of the Somme 105 Years Ago Today – 1st July 1916

The Battalion Which Dribbled Football's Across No Mans Land Towards...

Join our newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest news and insights from C&T Auctioneers