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Antique Football Helmet

Moleskin and Leather Football Helmet - Spalding Flat Top

ITEM 1: This is an Exceptionally Scarce, First Generation, Spalding Moleskin and Leather, Flat-Top Style Football Helmet.  This is the earliest example of a flat-top football helmet that we have identified in the Spalding catalogs. The primary identifying characteristic is the fixed leather chin strap with button closure. Additionally, the pre-compressed felt interior, which in this helmet is a thin padded lining of rough wool, is a second indicator. Those characteristics identify this helmet as an extremely scarce variation, the first that we have ever seen or handled!  All that aside, this exceptional, vintage football helmet is a stunning example from this era. Made by the A. G. Spalding Sporting Goods Company, it is of the highest quality. The condition is outstanding as it exhibits very moderate use. It represents well, the classic "flat-top" style when referring to vintage leather helmets. This high quality, vintage football helmet remains in solid EX-MT condition! Price $3,500

1900-10’s Victor Sporting Goods Leather Football Helmet

ITEM 2: Offered here is a 1900-10’s Victor Sporting Goods Leather Football Helmet. This fine, vintage football helmet is a wonderful example from this era. Made by the Victor Sporting Goods Company, it is of the highest quality and was a top-of-the-line choice in it's day. It is a great representation of the helmet style found just after the flat-top style but prior to the earliest dog-ear style in the evolution of helmets. The leather is soft and supple and retains its original form nicely. An exceptional, high quality, antique football helmet from this era! SOLD

1920ís Leather Football Helmet, Wilson Western Sporting Goods

ITEM 3: Offered here is a Unique 1920’s Vintage Leather Football Helmet made by the Wilson-Western Sporting Goods Company. The construction of this helmet, particularly the crown with the unusual leather quadrants, is unlike any that we have seen prior. The Wilson Sporting Goods, as we know today, used the name Wilson-Western from 1925 through 1930. This fine vintage football helmet is marked inside with that logo and model 69T. The size of 7 3/8 is also identified. This is a large, high quality helmet, of very unusual style that has remained in wonderful EX-MT condition. A rare addition for the vintage football helmet collector! SOLD

1920-1930’s Leather Football Helmet - Wilson

ITEM 4: Offered here is a 1920-1930’s Wilson Leather Football Helmet. Built like a tank this is a professional model helmet, model F2180. This antique football helmet is a very desirable style with the light brown leather base and the black leather strips that crisscross over the crown. It is a great representation of what was worn on the gridiron during this time period. This superb, vintage leather football helmet exhibits a minimal amount of use resulting in an ideal patina and awesome appearance! It will make for a striking display among your vintage football memorabilia. Solid EX-MT to NR-MT condition. SOLD

Folk Art Leather Football Helmet - 1920-1930's

ITEM 5: This is a 1920-1930’s Folk Art Football Helmet. This is an exceptional and very unique, vintage football helmet. The helmet itself is a high quality, scarce style with the oversized piece for forehead protection, sometimes referred to as the "turtle-shell" style. But what really sets this helmet aside from others is the one-of-a-kind paint work that has been done on the helmet to give it the folk art appeal. The same style of paint work that is done on the front is also on the back of the helmet. It is a truly unique leather football helmet and remains in outstanding, EX-MT condition! Price $550

1930-1940’s MacGregor H612 Leather Football Helmet

ITEM 6: This is a 1930-1940’s MacGregor H612 Leather Football Helmet. The MacGregor model H612 was far and away the most popular college football helmet in the 1930's and 1940's. Used by Notre Dame, Navy, Penn and countless other colleges and universities. It is a tank of a helmet and withstood the gridiron well. This example has been painted silver but we have no provenance on this helmet so we cannot say for certain what school it is from. Likely though, that is was a large school as these helmets were among the most expensive and were not something to be found on the sandlots or even high school teams. The condition is excellent. Price $250

1940ís Johnny Lujack Player Endorsed Football Helmet

ITEM 7: Offered here is a 1940’s Johnny Lujack Player Endorsed Football Helmet. This great looking red, white and blue leather football helmet was made by the Wilson Sporting Goods Company. It ream ins in wonderful condition with bold markings that include "Autographed by All-American - Johnny Lujack - model 3G3225." Johnny Lujack was an All-American football quarterback for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and won the Heisman Trophy in the 1947 season. He played professionally in the NFL for the Chicago Bears. A beautiful display piece for your vintage football collection! Condition is solid EX-MT! SOLD

1920’s Spalding “Foam-Crown” Football Helmet

ITEM 8: Offered here is a 1920’s Spalding “Foam-Crown” Football Helmet. This is one outstanding antique football helmet! Made by the A. G. Spalding & Bros. Sporting Goods Company, this is a very high quality leather football helmet that would have been used at the highest level of play. A top-of-the-line helmet in all regards. An extremely rare model but perhaps most impressive is the condition which is solid NR-MT. The Spalding logo is boldly stamped in silver in two locations. Complete with the original chin strap, it will make for a striking display among your antique football memorabilia collection. SOLD

Antique Football Helmet - 1920-30’s Spalding Leather Helmet

ITEM 9: INCREDIBLE 1920-30’s Spalding Leather Football Helmet. This beautiful antique football helmet is built like a tank. Amazing quality and construction for the era. The helmet has seen very modest use as indicated by the overall condition but also of note is the unusual, primitive leather suspension on the interior which seems rather fragile and would not have held up well with much gridiron action. This relic from football's past has remained in outstanding NR-MT condition. A superb example of this style and era. SOLD

AWESOME 1930-40’s MacGregor-GoldSmith Leather Football Helmet

ITEM 10: This is an AWESOME 1930 - 1940’s Leather Football Helmet made by MacGregor GoldSmith in factory red and white paint. These vintage football helmets that come colored from the factory are super scarce, super desirable and were super expensive when they were made. Every aspect of this helmet is top quality as it was likely produced specifically for a top university or college. This stunning antique football helmet remains in NR-MT to MINT condition. A fine way to add some color to your vintage football helmet collection with a museum quality helmet. SOLD

Antique Leather Football Helmet made by Rawlings

ITEM 11: This is a 1930 - 1940’s Rawlings Leather Football Helmet. This is another rather scarce antique football helmet in that it comes from the factory in this vibrant, blood-red color. The helmet is of professional quality and shows nice use on the gridiron while still maintaining a beautiful patina. The Rawlings logo along with model A 29X is boldly marked on the back of the helmet. This brilliant red helmet will add some nice color to your vintage football collection! The condition is EX-MT with the original chin strap intact! SOLD

Early 1920’s Rawlings Brown Leather “Red Grange” Style Football Helmet

ITEM 12: Offered here is an Early 1920’s Rawlings Brown Leather, “Red Grange” Style, Football Helmet. This exceptional, vintage football helmet is an excellent example from this era. Made by the Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, it is of the highest quality. The chocolate brown leather remains soft and supple, and the interior is firmly intact. Additionally, the original owner attached a "cheat sheet" of the different plays to the interior, a rather unique feature but could be easily removed if desired. The condition is gorgeous EX-MT. An exceptional, high quality, antique football helmet from this era! SOLD

1920-1930’s Spalding Two-Color Leather Football Helmet

ITEM 13: 1920-1930’s Spalding 2-Color Leather Football Helmet. The offered antique football helmet represents the typical helmet worn by the professional teams, and colleges as well. The quality is exceptional and on this particular example and the condition is excellent. The spalding logo is located on the forehead area at the front. This fine vintage leather football helmet remains in EX condition and comes with the original chin-strap intact. A great addition to your vintage football helmet collection! SOLD

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