Item #22570

Canadian Wolseley Pattern Sun Helmet

  • Price: $95.00
  • Maker: Canadian
  • Model: Helmet
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  • Description: This is the dress version of the familiar Wolseley pattern helmet with white canvas exterior and faded red pugaree band around the base of the crown. The exterior canvas has a mottled tan appearance from ingrained dust and dirt and the brass top vent (missing the ornamental spike) has a dark brown-ochre patina. The left side of the brim at the front peak is slightly misshapen and the neck flare has a series of creases. The interior has a dark green cloth lining with a tear at the left side strap hook (the chinstrap is no longer present) and some moderate fraying along the interior lining of the crown, although the Montreal maker's label is still intact and legible. This is a good Wolseley helmet overall. {Ref. "Military Sun Helmets of the World" by Suciu and Bates; 2009}