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British Crimea War, 17th Lancer Helmet Movie Prop, "Charge of the Light Brigade" 1968

This item is listed for historical interest only. It was listed on our site previously but has been sold and is no longer available for purchase.
Sold for: $325.00
Item #34561

Original period manufacture. We believe this to be a prop helmet, worn by an extra in the 1968 movie, "Charge of the Light Brigade". it is very well made and depicts the lancer helmet of the time fitted with a foul weather cover. Molded felt body & leather mortarboard top, covered with a painted cloth in gloss black. There are non-functioning buttons on each side of the base of the mortarboard to give the impression of a cover being buttoned over the colorful helmet beneath. Linked brass chain chinstrap attached to two grinning brass side mounted skulls, emblems of the famed 17th regiment. Stitched front visor with a bound edge. The lining is of red cloth with a black leather sweatband. This thing is quite stout, and very well made. Size is a bout a 7 1/4 or 58. Light age and wear.  I would hate to think what an original example of this helmet would cost, if one could even be found. Great display item.

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