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    1940's Johnny Longden Race Worn Helmet & Silk Riding Cap. Exceptional race worn pair shows tremendous use from the Sport of Kings. The battered metal riding helmet likely saved Longden's life at least once if the frightening dents that coat its surface are any indication. Leather chinstrap is worn but solid and complete, and "Geno, Paris" tagging is found inside. A vintage strip of tape on the shell has handwritten "Johnny Longden" penned to its surface. The accompanying silk riding cap shows strong wear as well, with minor damage to the right side of the visor and mild foxing throughout. Vintage ink on interior headband reads, "J. Longden, Santa Anita." A fabulous matched set.

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    June, 2008
    1st Sunday
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