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New York Dragoon Style Military Helmet With Original Sales Reciept
Item #: A450
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This is one of the most interesting pieces we have ever been able to offer! It is an original military dragoon pattern helmet. This pattern was coveted and worn by the cavalry dragoon troopers from the 1830’s and 1840’s. Very few of them survive and this one has a wonderful untouched look. It has the original copper rosettes on each side of the helmet with the buckle in the center of the front of the helmet. When this piece was new it would have had the horse hair crown. It has the original dragoon style hat plate intact on the front with a gorgeous look. It is a variant of the plate illustrated on page 47 of the headgear insignia book by O'Donnell and Campbell. The leather has a fine black color after all of these years and as you can see it displays superbly from all angles. When you look inside of the helmet you see the original sweatband intact as well as a portion of the strap. It is accompanied by the original paper sales receipt when it was sold in October of 1842. The receipt shows that it was sold by the famous firm of Storms of New York City. When the helmet was new in 1842, they cost $4.00. The receipt states it was sold to Mr. A.M. Davis. The records show that Alfred Merritt Davis served with the New York State Horse Artillery. The helmet is accompanied by 2 original documents from the New York military. One of the documents state that even though they were artillery, they were to be outfitted like cavalry. Xerox copies of some history on the regiment will accompany the sword at no extra charge. This is a just a wonderful and scarce piece of American military history!


Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
$3,250.00 USD

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