5th Battalion Helmet - Auction Find

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    GCR817
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    5th Battalion Helmet - Auction Find

    Post by GCR817 on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:40 am

    Hi Guys,

    I chanced upon an estate auction in rural Saskatchewan this weekend and decided to check it out. Imagine my surprize when I found this near mint Brodie with the stenciled cap badge of the 5th Western Cavalry! The liner and chinstrap are perfect and the paint about 98%.

    The original owners name and number is written on the interior strap. I ran his name and he enlisted in Vancouver on 1 Jan, 1916, so must of ended up as a reinforcement to the 5th.

    As a collector of Saskatchewan militaria, I was pretty happy with my find.

    Geoff

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    Re: 5th Battalion Helmet - Auction Find

    Post by southsaskscotty on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:59 am

    You have to be kidding me! Very Happy

    very nice find...will go nicely with your collection!

    GCR817
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    Re: 5th Battalion Helmet - Auction Find

    Post by GCR817 on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:43 pm

    Hi Scot,

    I know, what were the chances? This one came out of Regina Beach. Happened upon the sale as we were driving back to Edmonton.

    Geoff

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    Re: 5th Battalion Helmet - Auction Find

    Post by Battalion Colours on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:26 pm

    Sometimes it's all about being in the right place at the right time.

    Congratulations Geoff, that's a great looking brodie! 2 thumbs up


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    Re: 5th Battalion Helmet - Auction Find

    Post by Wouter on Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:28 am

    That's a great find!

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    Re: 5th Battalion Helmet - Auction Find

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:22 am

    I love hearing stories like this since it gives me hope that I might still make some good discoveries. Congrats Geoff, that's a killer helmet!

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    Re: 5th Battalion Helmet - Auction Find

    Post by RCA56 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:13 pm

    Geoff, that's a jaw-dropper! 2 thumbs up
    I've seen a couple of 5ths with the battalion insignia but this is the first stenciled cap badge version I've seen.
    What a great pickup!
    Roy

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    Re: 5th Battalion Helmet - Auction Find

    Post by Brent W on Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:16 pm

    Nice find Geoff. Just goes to show that there are still things coming out of the woodwork albeit much more slowly.

    Brent

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