Donald Campbell's safety helmet, 1962, formerly the property of the Late Leo Villa,
Lot 197
Donald Campbell's safety helmet, 1962, formerly the property of the Late Leo Villa,
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,019) inc. premium

Lot Details
Donald Campbell's safety helmet, 1962, formerly the property of the Late Leo Villa,
made by Helmets Limited of Wheathampstead, fitted with 22C/1646 Visor flying Mk2 Medium, on central track dated Helmets 1962, the inside with makers label on webbing (worn), composite material, painted silver on outside, with label to inside marked 'Size 3 Regular serial number 4954', also handwritten Hawker Blackburn Dunsfold to inside, the tinted visor with velvet cover. Offered together with two related books Richard Hough: Book of the Racing Campbells; and John Pearson: Bluebird and the Dead Lake, the cover depicting Campbell wearing this type of helmet, three black and white photographs, a press cutting relating to the original sale with provenance from Leo Villa, and a copy of the Auction catalogue from 2001 where this helmet was offered as lot 1212.
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