Not been on for a while so first of all let me say sorry for that!
I have recently got this pith helmet by a friend. Dated 1930, Maker is Hobson & Sons of London.
It looks like it has been painted/stained. I was wondering if this was a period thing or if someone has done it since to change its appearance? Also, would it be royal marines issue, other or a private purchase as it has wholes in the front for what I assume to be a badge (but I guess anyone can put a badge on a civilian hat, doesn't necessarily mean its military?
Sorry about this list of questions