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2007 - Robert Edwards Auction $6,462.50
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Lowe & Campbell Executioner
2011 - Heritage Auction $1,673.00
Tibi Collection
Spalding Half Mask Executioner
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2008 - Mears Auctions $12,500.00
Spalding Full Mask Executioner
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2009 - Hunt Auctions $7,500.00
Rawlings Executioner
2008 - EBay
Rawlings Executioner
2008 - Mears $12,000.00
Goldsmith Executioner
2008 - EBay
Lowe & Campbell Executioner
2006 - Mears
Draper & Maynard Executioner
2002 - Lelands $2,642.00
Unknown Manufacturer
2009 - Ebay
Rawlings Executioner
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Leiby Collection
Spalding Full Mask Executioner
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2011 - Hunt Auctions $6,655.00
Spalding Full Mask Executioner
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Leiby Collection
Rawlings Executioner
Rawlings Executioner
Antique Sports Uniforms Book
Spalding Full Mask Executioner
2015 - $9,000.00
Spalding Full Mask Executioner
2013 - EBay DNS
If you know of an executioner helmet that isn't included in our database, please let us know!
Database Help
Rawlings Executioner
Tibi Collection
Spalding 2-Piece Helmet and Nose Protector Ensemble
Tibi Collection
Goldsmith 2-Piece Helmet and Nose Protector Ensemble
Tibi Collection
Spalding Full Mask Executioner
2015 - $7,001.00
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2015 - AntiqueSportsShop.com
Draper & Maynard Executioner
2015 - Mile High Card Co. Auction
$10,367
Reach Executioner
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Spalding Full Mask Executioner
2016 - Mears $11,651
Pro-Football Hall of Fame
Reach Executioner
The following is a list of football executioner helmets that have surfaced over the past 14 years. The current total is 25, a number that I estimate is probably over 50% of the total number of surviving examples.
Considered by many as one of the "holy grails" of vintage football helmets, variations of executioner style helmets were manufactured by Spalding, Rawlings, Lowe & Campbell, Draper & Maynard, and Goldsmith between 1921 and 1935. Marketed as "a good helmet for linesmen" by each of the 5 known manufacturers, the executioner helmet was unpopular with most players due to the fact that they severely limited the visibility of the wearer. However, the executioner filled a niche as a protective device for players with, or susceptible to, nose injuries. For those players, the executioner was likely a more comfortable alternative to the rubber nosemask. Between 1925 and 1935 the executioner was the only football helmet available that provided integrated face and nose protection. They continued to be manufactured until the late 1930's when the first rubber covered metal facemasks were introduced.
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2017 - Mears $2,789
Goldsmith Executioner
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