RARE WW2 British Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Flashed Mk2 Tommy Helmet Desert. We have here a desert camo tommy mk2 helmet to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders from WWII. The helmet sports painted desert camo as used in North Africa, as well as a diced decal to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The helmet as far as I can tell looks to be original and according a reputable Scottish militaria helmet dealer that it was acquired from, the Argyll's museum and several other local collectors checked it out and said it was completely authentic. It comes from a good reputable dealer before I got my hands on it, and as I said has been checked out by the Argyll's museum who said it was fine.
That's the info I have so you be the judge! The decal was painted on by the soldier and not a waterslide helmet decal. Interior is in good shape. It sports mostly the original factory colour. The liner is dated 1940, liner is in good shape.
Date matches up with year Argyll's began service in North Africa, nice early lid. The chinstrap is unfortunately broken but other than that no major damage. Overall a cool helmet perfect for a WWII collector.
These flashed helmets are very rare, especially to Scottish regiments, and don't come up often so don't miss this one! Please examine all the photos for the condition. Very good condition overall, the helmet does however have a broken chinstrap.
Other than that, pretty good condition for its age. Please be sure to check out my other items! Also be sure to check out my other items. If you have any questions I will be happy to answer them as soon as possible!
The item "RARE WW2 British Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Flashed Mk2 Tommy Helmet Desert" is in sale since Thursday, September 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Hats & Helmets".The seller is "canadian1918" and is located in Surrey, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.