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1923 Italian Photo Album, La Fiera Di Padova Se.L'on Benito Mussolini Large leather photo album that was purchase during the large Expo in 1923 at Padova, 23 was the first time Mussolini visited the show as a dignitary. The album appears to be images taken from a film of the time, the pictures are all very sharp and detailed. I have not had time to try and research the album, hopefully the new owner will be able to. All photos are present but a couple are loose.
1941 Clothing Donation Certificate. This example was given out most probably a boy for gathering 7 kilos of clothing for donation to the military. Condition is good. .
1942 Dated ARP Beret. In very nice condition with clear markings to the inside crown.
1957 Pattern Iron Cross First Class. In very nice condition three piece cross with a super clean undamaged factory paint finish to the iron centre. The frame has very little patina, the rear has its original hardware with minimal verdigris. Appears to be an S&L made medal.
25 Year Faithfull Service Medal Document. In nice condition, clear details, clear embossed eagle stamp to the bottom left corner.
Bayonet Frog, British, 1937 Pattern, 1944 Dated. Indian made, mint condition, clear maker and date to the rear.
British 1918 Dated Officers Private Purchase Gaitors Mint pair of 1918 dated private purchase gaitors, these are size stamped ''1'' and a makers name '' I,FRANKENBURG & SONS LTD''. This British firm made waterproof clothing during the time and can be found thru ''Google'. Condition is perfect, leather straps , top and bottom are supple with no damage, all enameled hooks are present as are the original laces. These cannot be upgraded. Was priced at £75
British Officers Miniture Portrait. The miniture is nicely executed if not a little naive, it reminds me off certain Indian paintings, detail is fine and the likeness does look realistic. The front glass is undamaged as is the thin brass surround, the back is a bit damaged. I have not tried removing the backing as the painting in my opinion is on thin stock paper and not ivory, trying to remove the back might just damage the portrait which might over time have adhered to the glass. The box is made by the firm Mellship and Harris, its damaged , it looks as if two smaller brooch size minitures were on either side of the larger portrait but m afraid they have gone. The sale is for a nice hand painted miniture of an Officer in uniform, ofcourse the tired case is included. ITEM WAS £150
British1946 Brown Beret, Basque Ltd. In very nice condition with loads of nap to the material body, cannot find any damage, clear date and makers details printed to the inside liner.
Clip of German Military Rifle Drill Rounds. Full clip of drill rounds that are dated 37, condition is very good.
Court Mounted Entry Into Czechoslovak Medal Single court mounted example thats in very nice condition with a sharp strike and all of its finish. Rear fixing pin in working condition.
Early Half Size Deutsche Jungvolk Buckle and Drum Hanger. Super example of a DJ buckle and hanger that were produced during the early years of the organisation, pre 33 perhaps. The buckle i have not seen myself before and its what i would call the American type with rear clutch for fastening to the belt, buckle has no akers marks but is in nice condition with surface scratches only,the original leather belt is still attached to the back but has lost some of its length and is well secured to the rear cluth, i cannot move the clutch and will leave this to the new owner if they wish to free it. Found with the belt and buckle is a half size drum hanger thats again in very nice condition, last picture is to compare a normal drum hanger size next to this example. A very njice early set.
Fantastic Very Early Hitler Youth Group Photo Very good early photograph of a group of HJ members, i belive it must date from 1933 or earlier, the uniform detail is just super. The youths are wearing a mixture of early diffrent coloured caps and shirts, diffrent belt buckles and even an open claw buckle with cross strap. Cap insignia appears to be the early political eagle and one at least wearing the early round HJ members badge on his cap. Breeches are being worn including one lad with putees.Most seem to be wearing ties and not the usual HJ scarf. I could go on here but im sure you will find the detal just as good as i have. Photo is in very good condition but has one bend to the top right corner. Measure 4.5 x 3.5 inches Free Postage and Packaging.
General Assault Badge, Assmann Maker. A fine strike with crisp detail.Good period rear hinge , catch, pin and a clear Assmann makers mark.
German Army 1941 Dated Map Case Insert/Sleeve. One of the scarser item to add to your map case and accessories is this 1941 dated map insert. Condition is very good.
German M34 Feuerwehr Helmet. Wartime example thats in very good condition, i would say that the lid has over 90% of its original black finish, inside and out. Liner is in supple condition, named to the top crown pad, liner is size stamped 54. The chinstrap is complete and looks to be a late war pig skin type. Sadley both decals have been neatly scrapped away.
German M35 Helmet, Double Decal Over Paint. The re-issued paint to the outside shell rates at over 90% complete, some marks have gone down to the metal which have taken on dark patina, the earlier factory finish can be seen under the over paint in certain areas. Both decals were painted over, these can clearly be seen under the paint, a bit of the eagles feathers have been exposed, no attempt to uncover these have taken place. The liner pins are the early type and as usual have loss of there finish, they are all tight and never been tampered with. The inside paint job rates at nearly 100% complete. Leather liner is complete, used but not abused and has a strong dark brown colour, it has its original string.The liner band is the early two piece aluminium type, i have made no attempt to see the date or maker to the sides. The chinstrap is original to the helmet and has a faint 1939 stamping to the long end. Shell is stamped Q66 and has a lot number of 20728 to the rear. A nice combat used lid with lots of character and an example that has not been messed with! Oh, i forgot to mention it has a clear owners name on the liner.
German Volks Radio. WW2 German radio thats in very nice condition with no chips or cracks to the bakelite case, one small snag to the front matirial only, the back cardbord plate has all the printed info and it has the three original screws to hold it in place. Inside is dudty but complete. Has its original loom and jack. As with the previous example i sold i must add that this should not be pluged into the mains .
German Webbed Under Jacket Sword/Dagger Belt and D Ring. Naval? In very nice condition with no issues, nice to have the webbed hanging ring still attatched, no markings found, size is around 36 inches.
High Quality Luftwaffe Officers side Cap. A very good example of a Luftwaffe officers private purchase side cap made of tricot wool, pipped in silver wire with bullion officers eagle and cockade sewn to the front. Condition is very good, some slight moth damage, 5 nips to the cap, biggest being on one side near the rear, about the size of a match head, please check the pics. The bullion eagle has survived in complete condition , the roundel has minor wear to the bullion. Inside liner is complete but stained from use. Recent purchase from the family of a South Wales service man who served in Germany during the late 1940's occupation army, never been in a collection before.
Hindenberg Cross Document, Medal and Ribbon Bar. All in nice condition, document at some point has been laminated, medal and ribbon bar are in nice condition, nice early Heer photo with soldier wearing the ''Hindi'' ribbon bar, this came with the lot but i do not belive its the same fella!
Hitler Youth Kriegs-Sommerlager Ausweis. Dated for a War Summer Camp in 1940 for members of Jungbannes 178, condition is very good.
Knights Cross Post Card. Very nice photo post card of Knights cross winner with swords and oak leaves winner Generalleutnant Gerhard v. Schwerin. Condition is good. Slightly larger than normal post cards.
Kriegsmarine Marked Ladel. In very nice condition with minor rust bleed, makers detail to the shaft and a nice large strong KM stamp to the end.
Matching Numbers K98 Bayonet and Frog. Bayonet has matching numbers and makers mark, dated 1940 to the back edge of the blade. The metal pommel and crossguard have staining and some minor slight pitting just under the pommel edge, the bakelite grips are in very nice condition with no chips or cracks. The blued blade has a good tip and only the slightest water mark near the tip from being held in the scabbard of the years. Various waffenampt markings. The leather frog is supple with no repair work. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
Named Heer ''Walking Out'' Belt and Buckle, OLC. A very nice set that has the owners name label glue to the inside. The aluminium buckle is maker marked OLC and appears to have had little use, have a look at the pics, i cant fault it. The walking out pattern belt is the type found made from thin leather with a layer to the top, i belive known as ''patent leather'', its in nice condition with no major cracks, even though i found it in a straight state this is pliable and will fit around a uniform, under the thin adjusting tounge can be found the owners name tag. Its size marked 86. This example has it all.
Ointment Anti-Gas with Contents, 1942 Dated. 1942 dated example thats in very clean condition with all its tubes intact and without damage.
Political Y Straps . Early unmarked set of leather ''Y''straps as used by Political Organisations such as the HJ,DJ etc. Condition is used, all metal parts have suffered from surface rust, leather is strong and supple.
RCC Kabar USN MK2 Utillity, Fighting Knife. Super condition USN utillity knife made by the firm of Robertsons cutlery company. The Blade has nearly all its original matt parkerized finish to the blade and cross guard clipped blade has its original tip with cross grain. Cross guard is marked USN MK2, RCC. The leather washer handle still retains is light brown colour, its supple with no shrinkage or knocks, pommel is pinned to the tang on both sides. The original early brown leather scabbard is again in very nice condition with dommed pins and a working top snap.
Super Condition 1940 Dated British Army MKII Helmet. Over 97% of its original wartime paint remaining to the outside and inside of this MKII ''Tommy'' helmet, the paint even remaining to the outer edge which has usually gone on wartime lids, Top screw has all its finish which has not been tampered with. The inside liner is in supple condition, its maker and dated 1940, its a size 7 .There is a date stamp to the metal body under the paint but its faint. Chinstrap again in very nice condition and named. A very nice example.
Unissued Dinghy Knife, Joseph Rodgers. Still held in its original wax paper packet thats unopened, the photos provided are from an other opened example, so this one is mint and unissed.
Very Nice HJ Rally Photo Super shot of a large HJ group at a rally , lined up with other political groups, loads of atmosphere here with the buring alter in the background. This photo appears to be taken out of a photo album. Postage and Packing will be £3.
War Merit Cross With Swords, Mint Zinc. Close to mint example but for one small shadow to the finish on the back to the right arm near the central circle. Ribbon again in very nice condition. For a zinc example the finish on this medal is super!
WW1 German Postcard. Russland. 1917 dated field posted card depicting a Russian peasant looking for lice in her childs hair.
WW2 Aluminium P-38 ''Lightning'' Cast Model. One of many types of Model fighter aircraft cast from aluminium during the secon world war, this one has good detail and is in very nice condition, its not the type that was mounted on a base. I should think this has been cast from bits of destroyed aircraft aluminium, perhaps POW work or as found made in Italy at the end of the war.
WW2 British Female Side Cap, American Ambulance Great Britain. A very rare find is this very nice condition female side cap to a member of the AAGB, this organisation was put together by American civilians who were resident in the UK, there donations provided a number of ambulances for use on the Homefront. The staff were usually ''Fanny'' and ATS recruits.The cap is in very nice condition, body and red edging has no damage, the inside lining is again in very nice condition. The front has one ''football'' type button, one is missing.The bronze cap badge is sewn down to the cap itself, this is period done as seen by the cotton used, reason for this is that one fixing prong has gone. There were only around 400 members of this unit so this example could be classed as a very scarce survivor.
WW2 British Gas Rattle, 1945. In very nice condition with a most of its finish remaining to the metal, clear date stamps and in working condition.
WW2 German Artillery Rucksack. In good used condition, leather straps could do with a feed, bottom buckles could do with a clean, number coded across the leather too the back, inner pocket present as is the original pull chord.
WW2 German Drinking Cup. In good used condition.
WW2 German Reichsbahn Arm Band. A very clean example done in the Bevo style, added bonus of having an issue stamp to the front.
WW2 Merchant Navy Officers Peaked Cap. A very nicely worn example that dates from the WW2 period or before. Its marked the the inside for the maker ''Gieves Ltd''. The outside has worn into a nice floppy style but has suffered a match head sized moth nips to the top, the other dots seen are splashed of mud. its also suuferd a small area of moth to one area to the back seam, this would be hardley noticable when being displayed. The front bullion Merchant navy badge is in fine condition with some tarnish to the bullion and metal, nap to the central red padding has gone. There is the original owners same to the liner band and a size of 6 and 7/8. Quite a nice looking cap and of course smells of salt.
1 Oktober 1938 Czech Occupation Medal. Medal is in very nice condition with 100% of its period finish and a crisp strike. Good clean length of period ribbon.
10 X Jugendburg Cardboard Donation Badges. I belive this is the complete series of donation badges of the DJH youth hostels, all are in very nice condition with only two loosing there rear fixing pins,one having been repaired. Most are maker marked.
10 X WHW Fairy Tail Booklets Complete set that are in nice condition.
10 X WHW Flowers All are in good condition.
10 X WHW Glass Historical Figure Badges. All ten are in very nice condition.
10X50 BLC Dienstglas. Carl Zeiss. Nice pair of 10x50 binoculars with original leather strap. The body has no dents and has over 95% of its period rough finish, clear markings to the ocular end for the firm Zeiss of Jena. The end focus cups have no damage. The lenses have some ''growth'' but would say the vision is relativley clear and the focus is sharp. Could you take these to the horse races and use them, then i would have to say yes.
11 X British POW Photographs from Stalag 18A, Niklasdorf, Austria. All eleven period photos have clear detail and all are taken in Stalag 18A Austria. I can give details of the POW who brought these back, he was captured at Dunkirk.
12 X Plastic WHW Badges. All are in very good condition.
13 May 1945 From DDST Second Army Brigadier Eassie Message and Military Safe Conduct Leaflet. The three documents came together from a recent house clearance, condition is good and used.
149 Squadron Tankard, Presented by S/L Reece.DSO,DFC,AFC. Condition is very good, no dents etc, all details nicely etched to the front. 149 Squadron flew Sterlings during WW2. This example was one of 10 found a few years ago all from 149 and presented by diffrent officers to the mess.
15th Madras Battle Dress and KD Skirt. In my opinion this heavely tailored BD was worn by a woman attatched to the 15 Madras as seen by the super padded printed formation patches to the arm. The BD has been shortened and taken in, even the pockets had to have the bottoms redone. Officers pips are Indian made. Metal dished buttons to the front. No internal markings as these have been cut away during tailoring. Condition is very good with nice nap but a small number of moth nips to the material. The skirt is very clean with a nice clear label to the inside, looks Indian made. The skirt size matches the size of the BD bottom.
1890's Imperial German Veterans Schnapps Flask. This example dates from the 1890's and was given to a member of company 6, Inf Reg No 143 from Strassburg. The flask has seen better days but its complete with no damage to the glass flask itself. The leather covering has suffered from age and some details have been scratched back into the surface to keep the details, one area of the burgandy coloured cover is missing from the top near the twist lid. Inside the flask can be a painted image of an Imperial soldier and his sweetheart. Quite a bit of the red and white hanging strap has survived around the flask itself. WAS £65
1895 1st VB Durham Light Infantry Presentation Plaque. Presented to a Sergt' Instructor P.Halley by past and present members of Middlesborough companies of the 1st VB Durham L.I. Apparently this was presented to him with a purse of gold. The plate is large, over 4.5 x 3.5 inches, the rear has two threaded bars, one fastening nut remaining. Condition is very good.
1901 Dated British Knee Length Leather Leggings. Well ive never come across a set of these before and the early date makes them quite interesting. They measure around 23 inches from top to bottom and would be used i pressume to protect the legs from rough ground, vegitation or on horseback. The condition is very good considering the age, leather is supple with just a couple of tiny holes to the outside, the inside has a sort of wool lining that has suffered some moth damage, a few of the side fastening metal hooks are missing as is one bottom fastening buckle. Both have clear black stamp markings to the inside including clear WD markings. As expected from the age these are very small at the bottom were they wrap around the boot.
1902/04 Dated Service Stein ,Kgl 1 Inftr Regt Konig, 9th Company, Muchen Stein is in very nice condition , no cracks or chips, could do with a clean as this one has recently surfaced from a hosue clearance. The top is missing its figure, inside when holding to the light can be seen a soldier and his girl.
1903 Dated '' Stand, Tel, Sig MkII '' Tripod. A very nice and complete tripod for use with a telescope by British military forces, this one was made by the firm W.WATSON and SONS and is dated 1903. The wooden legs are in very nice original condition, no wood worm, cracks or chips, the bottom steel plates are present and well attatched, some minor scuffing to the period varnish. The top mount is again complete and its really nice to find the original swivel telescope bracket with its tightening ring. Parts of the brass has numerous broad arrow marks as has the wood. A super complete set that would finish off any military display. The wieght of the tripod is well over 4 kilos but ive helped as much as i can in that the automated postage cost has been reduced to 2 kilos, i will if need be pay the extra if posted in the UK, any sale abroad then postage will have to be discussed between us.
1903/05 Imperial German Cavalry Remembrance Beer Stein. In very nice condition with no chips or cracks, images around the stein are sharp and clear, metal top has a complete cavalry trooper with the only damage being the lance having a bent tip, i havent tried to straighten it. Inside at the bottom when lifting to the light can be seen an image of two ladies reading a letter. Nice example.
1904 Dated Military Boot Spurs. Nice clean early miltary spurs with a clear maker and date stamping to the insides.
1905 Dated British Military Whistle. In very nice condition with a clear date a broad arrow mark this whistle is now over 100 years old, one of the earliest whistles ive managed to find.
1907 Pattern Canadian Ross Bayonet. In very nice condition, its clean with no pitting just the usual staining along the blade, wooden grips without damage. The metal fittings to the grip area has numerous clear stampings to both sides and along the back tang, pommel button in working order. The leather scabbard again in very nice condition with clear Canadian stamps and clear stamps to the tip. FOR SALE IN THE UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
1908 Pattern Bayonet Frog. In nice used condition with its rear helve strap intact, at one point it had a coat of white blanco.
1914 Austrian 1st Army Christmas Field Badge. Nice badge given to troops who served during Christmas 1914 in the Field, this example has been repaired to the back. These can be seen in many period photos being worn on soldiers forage caps, a tradition in the Austrian Army.
1914 Dated Leather Bayonet Frog. Model appears to be a brown version of the 1882 pattern, condition is very good with the cross strap being complete and supple. The back at the bottom has the makers stamp and clear 1914 date.
1914 Dated Military Boot Spurs. We see a lot of these but when was the last time you saw a WW1 dated pair, and even better is the owners military number stamped into the metal. The owner appears to have platted himself some straps as well. With a bit of luck the owner might well be researched.
1914 Pattern Webley Ammunition Pouch. 1916 Dated. In very nice used condition with the usual alteration having the top buckle removed from the rear, clear 1916 date stamped to one of the clouser straps. This was found recently complete with ammo in a house clearance, neat to still have its shape from being full over many years.
1914/15 Imperial German Silver Brooch. In very nice condition with nice detail, silver 800 marked to the rear.
1915 Dated 07 Bayonet, South African Police Marked. In nice condition with the wooden slab grips without chips just a couple of minor knocks, top press stud in working condition, good original finish to the pommel and cross guard. Pommel is double stamped SAP. The blade has nice parkarized finish with minor staining, it has a clear 1915 date and made by the firm Wilkinson. The scabbard is again in nice condition with faint markings, bottom steel chape has some rust to one side. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
1915 Dated British Shovel. In very nice clean condition with a clear 1915 date stamp to the metal head and clear broad arrow, makers details and date to the wooden helve.
1915 Dated British Trench Map, Lens Somme. In well used condition but complete and still has good details. The map is of Lens in the Somme. Map shows Arras and Vimy and of interest is a pencil mark starting at Beaucourt cross country up thru the map and ending at Loos.
1915 Dated Imperial Bayonet. Made by the firm Erfurt in 1915 this example is in very nice condition, metal fittings are clean with minimal spotting, blade is very clean, the scabbard again very clean with age spotting along its body. FOR SALE IN THE UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
1915 On War Service Badge. Condition is very good with owners number and makers details to the back.
1916 Comic Book, An Alphabet From The Trenches. Produced by two officers from the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. All pages are present and the front cover is complete with some damage running across the top spine, other than that its in nice condition.
1917 Dated 1907 Pattern Bayonet, Wilkinson. Good allround condition with patina to the metal , no pitting, top button in working condition,both wooden slab grips have some bruising but no major chips. The blade has the magority of its factory parkerization with spotting from age but once again no pitting. Both sides of the blade at the top has numerous markings including the date 17 and of course the Wilkinson makers mark. The leather scabbard has no loose stitiching, its supple and marked for Wilkinson. This one still has its Home Guard leather frog, its in nice condition and its top securing strap is complete and not broken as often seen with these. FOR SALE TO THE UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
1917 Dated British Hand/Folding Saw and Carry Case. In very nice condition with the leather case having a detailed maker and 1917 date to the rear, inside can be found the saw thats in nice condition with movable parts, one end again having detailed maker and date stamps. No wooden handles to be found inside im afraid to say.
1917 Dated British Leather Pistol Holster. In very nice condition with tight stitching and supple leather body and clear maker and date stamp to the clouser strap. The holster itself i would describe as a ''hard shell'' type made from very thick leather stock.
1917 Dated Childs Book, Tanks In Action. Tank Corps KIA Sentiment . The books condition is used, complete, with the central pages coming adrift from the spine staples, one page has some child scribbles. The sentiment to the inside is quite poignant as the details relate to a tank corps member who was KIA in 1917, the father of the child this book was given to. So the condition of the book is not ''just of the shelf'' but if wanting one you know was given out and loved by a child of the Great War then this might well fit the bill. I have not researched Cpl W.G.Haynes having just picked this up in my local flee market last week.
1917 Dated RNAS Cranwell Station Magazine, The Piloteer. In good complete condition for its age, lots of info inside on Cranwell station life and its personnel. This example is dated November 1917.
1917 Dated Webley Leather Holster. In nice supple condition with no loose stitching or missing parts, clear maker and 1917 date to the side, with need a rub with some polish only.
1918 Dated 07 Pattern Cut Down Bayonet Fighting Knife. Nice period conversion of a 07 bayonet into a trench dagger, condition is used good. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
1918 Dated British Wooden Ruler. Not the most exciting item but non the less a scarse bit thats just right for your WW1 gear. Condition is very good with a clear date and a nice clear broad arrow stamp, one knock to the side .
1918 Dated Bullet Knife. Well executed knife made from a 1918 dated bullet cartridge. There are a number of these types found and i presume these were made just after the war for sale to family members who visited the trenches were there loved ones served and died.
1918 Dated Leather Webley Ammo Pouch. In very nice condition with a clear makers mark and 1918 date to the rear and a numbered broad arrow stamp to the inside flap.
1919/20 Officers Riding School Badge, Poland. In very nice condition , plenty of patina and the only damage is a sligh chip above the letter ''M'', rear has no makers mark and im afraid its missing its fastening disk.
1922 Turnerbund Event Badge. Large struck sports event badge that has such a striking design that even with the missing rear fixing pin its still in my opinion a nice collectable badge.
1927 Pattern Political Cap Eagle. Unissued Condition. This example appears to be in unissued condition with all its finish intact including all the black to the swastika. Both rear pins are in great condition.
1930 Dated Stahlhelm Beer Krug, Stein. A very nice looking beer mug/krug owned by a member of the Stahlhelm organisation in 1930. Condition is very good with bright colour, no chips or cracks and may i add a very nice design.
1930's Austrian, ADAC, Motoring Plaque. This example has had a very hard life, all the enamel has gone but its priced accordingly.
1930's French Leather Bike Jacket/ Luftwaffe Pilot Display. As seen in many period pictures of Luftwaffe personnel including pilots. This example is in very nice supple condition with no holes or tears, seams are tight, all football buttons are present, top pocket button found in the pocket, one inside pocket has come adfrift slightly. The suede inside lining again in nice condition, i cannot find a makers tag. There is no evidence of this being worn by a member of the Luftwaffe, hey its not priced at over a grand, its for sale as a cheaper display item if you cannot find a documented period German pilots used one. Hope you dont mind the one picture with the Lufty peak cap, it looks sexier!!!
1930's French Maginot Line Beret Badge, No Ne Passe Pas. Brass construction with nearly all its silver wash remaining, this is the cutout version with gun facing left, this badge was meant to be sewn on.
1930's French Maginot Line Bracelet. In very nice condition, in need of a leather wrist strap.
1930's German Board Game. Military themed board game from the 1930's, condition is very good with bright artwork, no folds or tears. Im afraid the counters have gone. Measures around 10x10 inches.
1930's German Fire Brigade Buckle. Two piece steel buckle that retains nearly all its original finish, condition is very good.
1930's German Fire Brigade Buckle. NCO. Two piece buckle with silver nickle finish to the body and a gold wash central motiff, complete finish remaining.
1930's Nazi Swastika Metal Lantern. A piece of nazi kitsch in the form of a lantern, the main body is made from a thin tin type metal with paper swastika and red celluloid panels, the lantern falls flat for storage. Condition is very good for something thats this fragile and produced in the 30's, swatika panels are clean with no holes but two of the red celluloid panels have some small holes, nothing major and does not detract from the overall appearence, a cloth would get rid of the dust etc. Recently found in the eastern part of France on the German border.
1930's Period German Packaging. Five items, all are in nice condition, please check the pictures for details.
1930's Period German Vehicle Heater. Nice period item as used by German military to heat the inside of vehicles during the 30's and 40's.In very nice complete condition and would make a very nice display or why not make use during those cold winter drives in your Kubel.
1930's Tenth Central Lambeth Boy Scouts Shirt and a 1930's Edition of Scouting for Boys Book. Nice example of a London detachment Boy Scouts Shirt, its in good used condition with several scouting badges, interesting white rank stripes to one pocket and tree coloured ribbons to the top sleeve, the yellow ribbon is jus about attatched. With this came a good used copy of the scouting book, its named to the inside.
1930's Tin Plate Gun Team Carriage and Cannon. Condition is good, some minor paint loss to the barrel of the gun, some minor hits too the metal work but its complete and displays well.
1932 Dated NSDAP Certificate. Westfalen-Nord. An interesting cert issued before the NSDAP came to power, condition is good ,used, with some marks from storage. Just under A3 size.
1932 Election Badge, JA! One of the many designs used to support the election in 1932 of Hitler. This example is one ive not come across before, its larger than usual, has a good percentage of its finish and the rear has its period fixing pin.
1933 Dated HJ sprots Certificate. Large cert in good condition, named and dated.
1933 Edition, Mein Kampf. In good condition, all pages complete, only issue is the front page with the picture of Adolf has come adfrift and the slight damage to the top spine.
1933 Hessen-Nassau Gau Parteitag Tinnie. Nice design with all its period finish intact, rear has its perod fixing pin.
1933 Hitler Jugend Marschiert, Koln, Event Badge, Tinnie. With all its period finish and a super crisp strike the rear is maker marked and has its period fixing pin.
1933 N.S.B.O. Gautag, Mittel Franken. Nicely designed badge for an NSBO event held in 1933. Condition is very good with most of its period finish intact, one rust patch to the top corner. Good working pin to the rear which has a clear makers underneath.
1933 Sportfest Borghorst Tinnie. In very nice condition with 99% of its original finish intact, rear has its period fixing pin intact.
1933 Stahlhelm B.D.F. Aufmarsch Tinnie. In very nice condition with nearly all its period finish intact, good strong working pin to the rear.
1933 T/d.D.H. Braunschweig Event Badge/Tinnie. Good early event pin that was held in Braunschweig in 33, good amount of its silver finish remains and the rear has a strong working period fixing pin. Whats the organisation? Sorry havent a clue!
1933 Tag Der Jugend In Bayern Tinnie. In very nice condition with nearly 100% of its period finish intact and a good period stick type pin to the rear.
1933 Tag Der Jugend, Charlottenburg Spandau. A nice designed badge with nearly all its period gold finish intact and nice period fixing pin to the rear.
1933 Tag Des Deutschen Madels Tinnie. Girls badge for an event held in Koln in 1933, condition is very good, one know to a corner only, period fixing pin to the rear.
1933 VDA Shule Fest Tinnie In very nice condition with nearly all its finish intact and period pin to the rear.
1934 Bann 187, Ost Holstein Tinnie. A nice example with a good amount of its silver wash remaining and all the red paint to the diamond, rear has its period fixing pin.
1934 Gau Jugend Treffen, Wolfsberg, Austria. A nice early Austrian tinnie for an event held by the militarised section of the Austrian youth, condition is very good with a good amount of original finish intact. The rear has a good working pin. These events were held yearly in the Wolfsberg area.
1934 Hitler Youth Sports Participants Badge. In very nice condition with its period rear pin intact.
1934 HJ/DAF Competition Badge. In very nice condition, clear sharp details, makers details and period pin to the rear.
1934 Nurnberg Reichsparteitag Post Card. In good used condition, nice image to the front and nice event cancellation stamps to the corner. Written note to the back ends with the usual ''Heil Hitler''
1934 RAD Beer Krug, Stein. In very nice condition with no damage and bright colour to the info on the front, its dated 1934 and unit marked 6/251.
1935 Dated Hardback Book, Der NSDFB Stahlhelm. In very good complete condition with some very nice photo plates of the Stahlheim organisation from its early days up to the year 1935.
1935 Deutsches Jugend Fest Tinnie. Silver. With nearly all its silver finish intact, rear has a srong period pin.
1935 DJH Booklet. Nice complete booklet tahts has some nice lack and white drawings to the inside, its been period filled by a member.
1935 DLV Flugspitz-Flug Cast Iron Event Box. In very nice condition with sharp detail to the front casting, to the rear is stamped the makers details of Lauchhammer a famous firm who cast bells. The 1935 Flugspitz is the event were Hess won first prize for flyning over the highest mountain in the area.
1935 DRL Gau-Turnfest Winners Oak Leaf Wreath/Garland. In very nice condition, just a couple of the oak leaves have come adrift, all acorns present, both fabric ties are bright and complete. Given as a prize in 1935 during a Saar turnfest event.
1935 Hitler Youth Booklet, Freudenborn. In nice complete condition with numerous black and white drawings.
1935 HJ SAAR Westmark Tinnie. Nice design with good finish, rear has its period fixing pin and is maker marked just along the top of the pin.
1935 Jugendfest Event Badge. In good condition but with a little rust bleed to one section, good strong working pin to the rear.
1935 Tag Der Deutschen Seefahrt. Nice clean example with most of its original wash complete, quite a few of these have been polished removing the wash. Clear makers mark and pin to the rear, very end of the catch has gone.
1936 Dated HJ Trade Competition Certificate. This example has not been issued, condition is used.
1936 Deutsches Jugend Fest Tinnie. Bronze. In very nice condition with nearly all its period finish intact, sharp detail to the design and a good strong period pin to the rear. The last picture is to compare the two diffrent colours that can be found, Gold and Bronze and ofcourse the voided example.
1936 Deutsches Jugend Fest Tinnie. Gold. In nice condition with nearly all its period finish, good period pin to the rear and this example being the voided eagle type. Last picture is to see the diffrence in colour between bronze and gold.
1936 Dortmund Gautag Tinnie. In nice condition with sharp detail and good finish, the rear has a nice period pin and makers marks.
1936 Olympiade Jugend Event Badge. Made from cardboard for the 1936 Olympic event this example is in very good condition.
1937 Dated ARP Handbook, Decontamination of Materials. Hardback book dated 1937 and in very good condition.
1937 Dated German Army Grain Sack. In good condition, no holes just the usual staining from use, clear eagle and date details stamped to the sack.
1937 Dated HJ Trade Competition Certificate. In used condition but named to a lad who worked with metal.
1937 Deutsches Jugend Fest Tinnie. When i collected HJ tinnie variations i found it interesting that the diamond to the centre of this example was once painted green and i would say it was period applied , anyway its in well used condition and perhaps ''dug'', pin to the rear is complete.
1937 Deutsches Jugend Fest Tinnie. Silver. In very nice condition with nearly all its silver finish intact, rear has a good working period pin.
1937 Deutsches Jugend Fest.Silver. In good condition with 70% of its silver finish remaining, rear has a good period working pin.
1937 Hitler Youth DJH Event Badge. With nearly all its finish intact and period pin to the rear.
1937 Kriestag Koln Event Badge/Tinnie. In very nice condition, id say all its gold finish intact, some verdigris to the bottom right, sharp detail to the design, rear has a good period pin.
1938 Berlin International Basketball Event Poster. Large, A2 size screen printed poster for an international sports event held in Berlin, October 1938. Condition is very good with the added bonus of the poster having been linen backed.
1938 Dated German Volks Radio. A very good condition ''Volks'' radio , the body has no chips or cracks just some surface scratches, wth a polish i should think it would come up a treat. The cloth mesh to the front has no damage and the cardboard back is complete and still tightly secured to the body. Printed details are sharp with no instructions missing, to the bottom is the original shop label. The inside appears to be complete with valves and wires and as seen the original wire loom and pug is present. A nice complete example but i must add that thIs is sold as a display item and NOT a working radio, please dont plug it in expecting to hear a speech from Berlin!!
1938 Dated Hitler Youth Event Badge. Stamped in tin with nearly all its period finish intact, good strong period fixing pin to the rear.
1938 Dated Hitler Youth Event Badge. Stamped in tin with most of its period finish intact, good period pin to the back. Ive found three diffrent types of these event pins with the same front design, this example and two round types one produced in cardboard.
1938 HJ-Gebiets Sport Tag Tinnie. Made from plastic and in very nice condition, makers marks and period fixing pin to the rear.
1938 NSFK Plaque, KAMPF UM DEN PREIS, Westdeutschen Beobachters. A very nice and detailed NSFK plaque for an event held in 1938 in the Western part of Germany for observation. The bronze plaque has had a nice wash of brown added with certain areas polished back as a highlight, this has remaind virtually intact as has the detail. The reverse in unmarked and the plaque has a small hole to the top for fixing to a mount. Plaque measures just under 4x3 inches.
1938 Thuringen NSDAP Kreistag Tinnie. Made from plastic and in very good condition with nice storm trooper image to the front, makers mark and period pin to the rear.
1938 WHW Deutscher Shutzenverband Stick Pin. In nice condition with sharp detail, fixing pin has the fastening twist.
1939 Bar To The Iron Cross 2nd Class. Prinzen. In very nice condition with its burnish highlights to the factory finish, details are crisp, both fixing prongs present. Comes with a length of ribbon that someone has added.
1939 Dated British Ambulance Helmet. In very nice condition with nearly 100% of its period black finish to the outside and inside rim, the two white letters again in solid condition. The inside liner is dated 1939 as is the shell, the liner is the first pattern as found in these early reissued army helmets as seen by the early army colour to the inside crown. The owner has scratched his name to the rim, chinstrap complete and again in nice condition.
1939 Dated British Army Axe. In good condition with clear stamps to the metal axe head.
1939 Dated British Forces Military Bible, Named. In very nice condition with an extra bonus of being named to a member of the RE.
1939 Dated British Police Helmet. In very nice condition with the majority of its blue finish remaining, some surface scratches as expected, clear undamaged white stencilled Police to the front. Inside liner is in supple condition , ts dated 39 as is the helmet, the liner nut fasterner appears never to have been unscrewed.
1939 Dated British Wardens Helmet. Factory finish remains around 80% with a certain amount of metal bleed, the front hand rendered letter is 99% complete. The inside has suffered from poor storage but would rate the finish at around 70% complete, the owner has pencilled his name to the skirt, Pritchard. The liner is quite supple and the frame has a clear makers mark and 1939 date.
1939 Dated Hitler Youth Event Badge. Plastic badge in nice condition with good detail to the front, RZM and maker marked to the back as well as its period fixing pin. Slight kink to the body.
1939 Dated Hitler Youth Event Badge. In very nice condition with clear details to the front, rear has clear RZM and Makers code with full makers details, period working pin.
1939 Dated Hitler Youth Sports Event Badge. Tinnie. Nice condition plastic tinnie with sharp detail, maker and RZM marked to the rear with period fixing pin.
1939 Dated Police Helmet. In super condition with nearly all its original factory finish intact as is the front stencilled letters. The 1939 dated liner and chinstrap is again in super condition with the helmet date being obscured by the chistrap bale but a 1939 date can be made out.
1939 Dated Wardens Helmet. Well over 75% of its original black finish remaining with a clear white ''W'' to the front, the first pattern liner is in nice supple condition, the webbed chinstrap is complete but well used. The liner and helmet are both dated 1939 and have that look of never being apart. This helmet was brought into my shop this morning after being found in a local garage, new to the market.
1939 Dated WW1 Veterans Photo Card Wearing Large Medal Bar. Very nice photo of a WW1 veteran wearing an 8 place medal bar and wound badge.
1939 Gautag Wein Event Badge. With certain issues from being a zink made item this example is still quite a nice item, clear makers mark and strong working pin to the rear.
1939 HJ Chemnitz Sommer-Kampfspiele Tinnie. In nice condition with good detail and finish,to the rear is its period fixing pin and clear RZM, number code and makers marks.
1939 Pattern Political Cap Eagle. Zinc stamped example with nearly all its silver finish intact, details are sharp. The rear has all its fixing pins and a clear RZM and makers code.
1939 Polizei Blanket. Full size wool blanket as used in Police barracks, chain stitched lettering and a chan stitched set of initials to one corner. Condition is very good.
1940 Book ''Der Sieg Im Osten''. Printed in 1940 to celebrate the invasion of Poland by the German Army, full of large black and white photos and some text. Book is complete and in very nice condition.
1940 Dated Canadian Side Cap, RCASC. A very nice early RCASC side cap with canadian front buttons and brass cap badge. The outside condition is nearly perfect with one small fray area to the feft hand side. Inside is again in very nice condition with clear markings.
1940 Dated British ''Tommy'' Helmet. In good untouched condition with nearly 95% of its early brown finish to the outside, spotting of rust in certain areas. The inside has its period 1940 dated liner in used but supple condition, full length chinstrap. The inside crown has lost its finish, the second pattern liner has never been removed in my opinion.
1940 Dated Bronze Hungarian Gothic Dagger Letter Opener, Weihnachten Present. Recently found in a German flee market by a freind of mine is this Hungarian letter opener cast as one piece in bronze having the blade ground down to shape. The inside of the box has German writting stating this is a christmas present and dated 1940. I cannot find any info on this intriguing item, perhaps a one off. As seen in the pictures the condition of the dagger and box are very nice.
1940 Dated HJ Magazine, Hilf Mit. In very good condition with a great front cover.
1940 Dated MKII Combat Helmet, Ex POW. A very fine MKII combat lid that was issued to an ex British POW. The helmet is dated 1940 and once had the early choc brown finish, this can be seen to the inside and certain areas on the outside. At one point the outside was repainted in the late war rough finish with a regimental flash to the side, this was scrapped off at some point. The inside second pattern liner is again dated 1940 and sized 7 1/2, a good large size. The liner is in very good supple condition. Chinstrap is again in good condition and is named to a member of the signal corps who was once a POW. The helmet is in untouched condition. When i purchased this helmet over the weekend i managed to see a small grouping to the same man, His paybook was a replacement dated 1945, he recived his last training in 1942 and had 3 days ex POW leave in January 1945 . His medal goup included the 39, Africa and Italy star. My humble conclusion, he was captured after 1942 perhaps in Italy and after being released managed to do some wartime service just before the end of WW2, the helmet IMHO was most probably the one issued to him after his release from the POW camp. Im sure some research can be done on finding more info on this veteran.
1940 Metal Donations Certificate. Given out for donation of metal during the year 1940 to help the war effort, condition is good.
1940 Pattern Battle Dress Trousers. A good sized pair of BD trousers that are a size 15, clear label to the outside carries the date 1945. All buttons present,WD marked to the inside. These trousers have hardly been worn but have suffered from moth nips to the crotch area, they are not big holes but a collection of pin prick sized nips, would still display well on your mannequin or patched inside if wishing to wear and not forgetting the clear label to the back which is usually gone or faded.
1941 Dated Battle Dress, RASC, Cyrenaica, Libya. Service Dress and More. Set belonging to an officer in the RASC who served in Africa and Italy. The BD is a ''OR's'' version tailored for an officer with open neck, the inside label is very clear and dated 1941, to the arms are the printed titles and one Cyrenaica formation patch, the other is missing, easy to replace if wishing. Lanyard is original to the BD as are the ribbons above the pocket. The condition is very good with no moth. The service dress has RASC buttons and bronze collar dogs, inside liner appears to have been tailored at some point which is not out of the ordinary seeing service in Italy. Condition again very good. With the two garments there are a number of period Italian Soldiers guides and an envelope with cut out newspaper cuttings. One broucher hasa hand written name and dated 1943.
1941 Dated Battle Dress, RASC, Cyrenaica, Libya. Service Dress and More. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS........
1941 Dated British Denim Battle Dress. Nice to find an early denim with pleated pockets, condition is very good but has some storage stains, some buttons midding and a clear 1941 dated makers label it the inside, good size 6.
1941 Dated Presentation Silver Cigarette Case. Landmine Disposal, Cardiff Munitions Factory. Very nice presentation silver case given to a B.Perry in 1941 by the Edward Curran factory for his service in displosing of a Land Mine dropped on the factory in the bombing raids on that took place on Cardiff from Febuary up till May 41.
1941 Dated RAD Side Cap. In good condition with good nap to the material, clean cloth badge to the front, side grommets have rusted. The inside again in good condition with a clear makers mark and date, the other side has a Bavarian costumiers stamp from having been used postwar.
1941 Dated RAF War Photography Exhibition Poster. Large exhibition poster on hard stock card, larger than A3 size, with its original hanging string attatched, couple of small bends to the right top corner otherwise a clean example.
1941 Dated US Army Service Bible. Condition is good , service man has inked over his name and service number, dated 1941.
1942 Dated British Shell Dressing Bag. In very good condition , stamped to the back is the wording ''General Purpose'', clear ddate and makers markings to the inside.
1942 Dated GWR Railway Lamp. Condition is very good with nearly all its original period paint finish intact, front glass is clear with no chips or cracks, filters rotate fine. The inside reservoir is complete and in good order with its original wick in place.
1942 Dated Indian Military Shirt. Appears to be in unissued condition with no damage, good large size, all buttons present and a clear 42 date stamped to the inside neck area.
1942 Dated Leather Ammunition Bandolier. In good used condition with the leather i supple condition, all pockets are sound as are all inner pockets, nice to find a complete example with relevant buckles etc. Clear stamping to the back.
1942 Dated Luftwaffe Knights Cross Post Card. In good condition with a 1942 date to the back and feld post stamp.
1942 Dated RAF Kit Bag, Air Ministry Marked. In used condition but complete with markings to the inside flap.
1942 Dated Royal Marines Wosley Pattern Pith Helmet. In good condition with a clear maker and 1942 date stamped to the inside sweat band. The brass chinstrap i found with the helmet was in my opinion too short so i added a couple of leather straps to the end.
1942 Dated US Army New Testament. In nice complete condition.
1942 Kriegsweihnacht Russland Candle Sticks. Nicely designed winter war present in the form of a candlstick, hand made from wood with two brass plaques, one either side. Front plaque is dated 1942 and Russland , above this is a lightning bolt, perhaps a divisional sign and an edelweiss, perhaps a piece from a serving Gebirgsjager. The rear plaque might well be a coat of arms for a village. Item has a couple of cracks to one arm .
1943 Book ''Der Sieg Im Sudosten''. Hardback photo book produced in 1943 on the German Invasion of Serbia and Greece. Book is full of full page black and white plates with some text. Book is complete but has a repair along the spine.
1943 Dated ARP Beret. Produced by the firm Kangol Wear Ltd for the ARP in 1943, this example has a wartime Civil Defence badge sewn to the front, condition is very good with just the slightest of moth tracking.
1943 Dated British Army Ration Tin, Boiled Sweets. In very good condition.
1943 Dated British Army Ration Tin, Boiled Sweets. In very good condition.
1943 Dated British Jack Knife. In very nice condition with no damage to the grips and minimal sharpening to the blade,
1943 Dated Camo Wind Proof Trousers. I doubt if these were ever issued, cannot find any problems with them, colour is still bright, clear wartime Size 5 label , WD stamping to the inside.
1943 Dated HJ Booklet, Soldatenbrief. Hitler Youth paper booklet thats in very good condition.
1943 Dated HJ Magazine, Junge Welt. Nice magazine with some interesting photos inside and in nice condition.
1943 Dated Indian Made Side Cap. This cap is in un-issued condition, numerous Indian stamps to the inside and dated 1943.
1943 Dated RAF Battle Dress. In untouched condition with some minor staining from age, a couple of moth nips only, the front right pocket has a repair along the bottom, all insignia being machine stitched. Inside label is a bit faded but details can be made out, Suits Aircrew as is the 1943 date. Metal blue buttons are all maker marked. One slight mark to the bottom right corner above the seam,not quite sure, paint, dried something? Anyway will clean away.
1943 Dated Slouch Hat. The liner is maker marked and dated 43 with a size 7 and broad arrow mark, its complete and tightly stitched to the felt body. Chinstrap also complete. The body has good condition and has a very nice shape with the front having that ''pinched'' look from being taken on and off numerous times, there is a slit to the front of this pinch were a cap badge was placed, body has some staining from use but no moth nips. The triangular patch has been removed at some point from the side, would appear to have been stitched on by the corners only. I have not tried to open the side popper and the centre has been stitched closed, all grommets are tight to the body. Puggaree has five bands and is snug up and stitched front and back to the cap. A very nice combat used example.
1943 Edition '' The Raft Book '' For Emergency Navigation. Wartime book and world chart as found in life rafts and boats. The outside slip has been opened on three sides and has the top top end ripped off, inside the items are in mint condition, includes the book with notes on survival at sea, birds fish etc, also a world chart with star chart and lastly a ruler for use with the chart, all these appear to be made of waterproof paper. WAS PRICED AT £45
1943 Shirts, Bush, Size No 3. Belfast Maker. In very nice condition with all buttons and clear label to the inside. Appears to have had some sort of insignia or rank pip to both shoulder boards at one point.
1944 British GS Beret, Unissued Condition. As mentioned in the title this one appears never to have been issued, cannot find any faults.
1944 British GS Beret, Unissued Condition. In unissued condition, cannot find a fault, last of a few i managed to purchase from an Austrian film company.
1944 British GS Beret, Unissued Condition. As mentioned in the title this example is in unissued condition. These came out of an Austrian film company recently.
1944 Dated 37 Pattern Map Case and Strap. In very nice clean condition with a clear date and makers mark to the inside.
1944 Dated Air Ministry Marked Altimeter. Still contained in its original cardboard box and in a condition i would call unissued. Clear ''AM'' stamp and date code for the year 44 to the rear. Is it in working condition? i should think so but i would need to hook it up to my Spitfire to make sure! I WILL HAVE TO MENTION THAT POSTAGE OUTSIDE THE UK MIGHT BE A PROBLEM AS THE LUMINOUS DIAL MIGHT WELL SEND ANY RADIOACTIVE SENSORES CRAZY!! A REASON I DO NOT TAKE BRITISH AIRCRAFT DIALS ABROAD ANYMORE, AS A FEW HOURS IN THE H.M.CUSTOMS SHED WAITING FOR A SPECIALIST TO COME ALONG AND GIVE THE ALL CLEAR CAN BE A BIT BORING TO SAY THE LEAST!
1944 Dated Australian Air Force BD. KD version of quite a scarce Aussie Air Force BD thats in very nice condition except for a stain across the top pocket on the right side. All black eagle buttons are present as are both side buckles, these have rusted. The inside cloth tag has clear detail.
1944 Dated Black Beret. Made by the firm Beret Industries and dated 1944, the size would appear to be a 6 and 1/8th, broad arrow marked and has an ''M'' prefix to the WD stamp. The cloth to the body is in good condition without moth holes, leather trim is supple, two holes to the front were a cap badge was fastened.
1944 Dated British MKII Combat Lid. The outside retains nearly all its factory rough finish as does the inside, the liner is complete and has seen service life, chinstrap is in sound condition. The helmet shell has a clear makers stamp and a clear 1944 date stamp, the liner is dated 1943. I myself have never found a 44 dated MKII example before and the 43 dated liner would fit nice with remaining stocks being used to finish off new production shells.
1944 Dated British Mountaineers , Ski Cap. Appears to be an un-issued item but has very minor storage ware, this one is dated 1944 and maker marked to a firm from Glasgow.
1944 Dated British String Vest. In very nice condition, clear makers label and dated 1944. No size mark but would say its a small.
1944 Dated Denim BD Trousers. A very clean near unissued condition pair of wartime denim BD trousers, clear dated makers label sewn to the rear. In need of an iron running across them as these were recently found in a retired TA members kitbag.
1944 Dated German Water Bottle. Unissued! Well its very close to unissed, only wear pattern i can find is on the one leather strap that folds over the drinking cup. Cup is dated 44 and i do like the matching cup and metal bottle body. Please check the pictures for more details.
1944 Dated P38 Soft Shell Holster. In very nice condition with no issues, leather is very supple and the back has clear stampings.
1944 Dated Photo, British Soldier With Sten. Nice detailed photo of a British soldier holding his sten machine gun. The back has a 44 date and appears to have been taken in France. Not sure on his cap badge or insignia to his arm but nice to find a period picture with a sten in hand.
1944 Overalls, Blouses. Belfast Maker. To all appearance this is a denim battle dress, its in very nice condition with some spotting to the material, all buttons are present as is the bottom metal buckle. The label is very clear but for some reason one title has been stamped over. Clear WD stamp to the inside.
1944 Sealed Pattern Khaki Fabric Laces. Condition is good and complete but has some issues from storage.
1945 Belgium Show Poster. Dated Sept 1945 this poster advertises a show in Tienen Belgium. Printed on very thin paper stock with a taxation stamp to the centre. Condition is very good. Large size, id say just under A3.
1945 British Battle Dress, Dyed Black. POW? Size 12 BD thats in very nice condition, three buttons have been replaced, item dyed black at some point perhaps for POW usage.Please check the two last pictures of images of some German POW's.
1945 Dated British Comforter. Maker and date stamped with only a couple of small moth nips to the material.
1945 Dated British Dispatch Riders Helmet. Unissued Condition. Rough dark brown paint finish is nearly 100% complete, liner is in super condition and there is a very clear maker and date stamp to the inside. Not much i can say about this wartime lid, except, it would be hard to upgrade.
1945 Dated British Shell Dressing/Medical Bag. In very nice clean condition, Meco mark to the inside with a very faint 45 date. This example does not have the usual ''SHELL DRESSINGS'' marking to the top.
1945 Dated British Wire Cutters. Small pair of hand held wire cutters that are in nice working condition, clear maker and date stamping.
1945 Dated Gas Cape Pouch. In nice condition with no holes or snags, some stains from storage, both press stoppers complete but i have not fastened them as they might need a clean. Clear markings to the inside flap with a clear 45 date stamp.
1945 Dated MKIII ''Turtle'' Helmet. In very nice condition with nearly all its period rough finish intact, inside liner is supple and dated 1945, maker marked BMB and size 7. Chinstrap again in very nice condition.
1945 Dated RAF Officers Side Cap. Condition is very good, size marked 7 and dated 1945. Made from Officers quality material. Two piece cap badge is missing, markings to the inside were it was once fastened.
1945 Dated SWB GS Beret. Size 7 General Service beret thats in nice condition, body has one small moth nip to the front and one small frayed area to the top, The brass SWB cap badge is the bi metal version, this is attatched onto a black square material background. The inside is in good condition with clear but faded makers details and a 1945 date. One area of damage to the inside lining which is under the frayed area to the top.
1945 Dated US Military Dog Tag Chains. Still contained in there original paper packages and of course in unissued condition. Price is for one unopened packet only but have a few for sale.
1945 New Zealand Forces Leather Jerkin. In very nice clean and supple condition with no loose stitching, clear stampings to the inside.
1945 Victory Brass Lighter. In very nice condition, details struck to the bottom of the brass body.
1946 German POW Metal Box, England. Nice metal box made by a German POW whilst in England, the box appears to have been made from a number of diffrent tins, they look like the remains of large British Ration tins, tea, biscuits etc. Around the legend to the front there are a number of edelweiss, perhaps a mountain trooper or SS member as they were kept in Britian for a number of years after the war.
1952 Dated Leather Military Sporran. In nice condition with supple leather, no loose seams and a complete wrap round leather belt and chain. The inisde has a makers stamp for the firm Remploy with a date of 1952,also broad arrow marked. This example is multi named and appears to have had at least two Regimental badges to the front.
1960's German Riot Police Helmet. In very nice condition with the state police badge to the front, inside liner is size stamped 58.
1960's U.S. M1 Paratrooper Helmet, WW2 Shell. Vietnam period liner. A nice used example with most of its original rough finish to the outside of the shell and again most of its flat finish to the inside, its a rear seam but does have a heat stamp number to the front lip area M341C dating this McCord made shell to being produced during WW2. The only marking i can find to the para liner is a white stamped number 31 to the side, the green straping around the inside has a clear date stamp of December 65 with the sweat band having a DSA date of 73, condition is used , good and complete, as is the green webbed chinstrap. With the mixed dates this would be a sound Vietnam display item. May i add that the shell has a light indetation to the crown, this is an old ''hit'' as the liner inside has a small worn patch in the paint , this is an indication of the helmet having been worn like this for some time.
1st Fest Der Jugend Tinnie. June 1933. In very nice condition with 100% of its finish, sharp detail to the design and a good period stick type pin to the rear.
1st Monmouthsire Regiment Cap Badge, Brown Painted. I thought this example was worth adding to the site as it still has most of its original brown finish, i pressume added for operational duties at the front.
2 X Boxed Silver ARP Membership Badges. Both badges are silver hallmarked and still held in there cellophane wraps, the boxes are in very good condition, one having just the slightest lift of colour to the lid.
2 X Brecknocks,SWB, Photos, India 1918. Two large period photos showing private J.Hushes, 1st Brecknocks, SWB on sentry duty in India. Full details to the back of both photos.
2 X HJ Sports Participation Badges, 1936 and 39. Both are in very nice condition with good working pins to the rear.
2 X Overstamped Post Cards, Deutsche Post Osten. Both are in very nice condition with clear overstamped details to the corner stamps.
2 X Period Military Forces Tins. Both are in good used condition.
2 X Tag Der Arbeit Event Badges, 1934/35. Both are in nice condition with period fixing pins to the rear.
2 X Tinnies, Kinder 1934 and Saar 1935 Both are in good condition with period fixing pins to the rear.
2 X US Army Webbed Equipment Carriers. Both are in complete used condition , faint markings can be found to the gas mask case.
2 X WHW Donation HJ Plastic Equipment. Both are in nice condition
2 X WHW Donation HJ Plastic Equipment. Both are in nice condition.
2 X WHW Donation HJ Plastic Equipment. Both are in nice condition.
2 X WHW Donation HJ Plastic Equipment. Both are in nice condition.
2 X WW1 German Postcards. Two nice field made cards one with a nice hand drawn cartoon of a soldier to the front thats dated 1915.
2 x WW1 Silk Cards and Handkerchief. Two cards sent from France by a member of the ASC, condition is good, one card has a written sentiment to the inside and its original patriotic handkerchief.
20+ Period German Snap Shot Photos. Over 20 various military snap shots, mainly taken in the field.
21st Signals Air Formation Officers, Named 49 Pat BD. South African Vet. Bought this BD for the printed formation patches but lets see if anyone would like to add this to there collection first. Its in very good condition with only a couple of small moth nips, WW2 SA ribbon bar above the left pocket, clear makers label to the inside and a clear owners name.
25 Years DJH Rheinland Event Badge. In very nice condition with sharp detail, clear makers mark and period working pin.
3 X German Aluminium Cap Badges. The three badges have damage , both the Customs and Veterans badges are missing there fixing pins but have good detail , the first pattern Luftwaffe eagle has some pitting to the front and missing one fixing pin.
3 X Overstamped Post Cards, Luxemburg. All three are in very nice condition with clear overstamps to the corner stamps.
3 X Period British Tobacco/Cigarette Tins. All three are n good condition.
3 X WHW Plastic Figures In very good condition.
3 X WHW Donation BDM Plastic Figures. In nice condition.
3 X WHW Donation HJ Plastic Figures. In nice complete condition.
3 X WHW Police Tinnies. All three zinc made badges have good finish and have there rear fixing pins intact.
3 X WHW Sword and Swastika Metal Badges. Three good condition metal badges i belive were part of the WHW scheme to raise funds for the German Army. Two of the badges are missing there rear fixing pins.
303 Vickers Machine Gun Optics Leather Carry Box. In very nice condition with leather free of scuffs and in subtle condition, clear date and markings to one side panel.
4 WHW Donation Badges. As sold for the Winter Funds Donations, these are made from wood and hand painted, condition is good.
4 X German Badges, Battered and Bruised. Coming from the same house clearence recently are these four period German badges that might not be so battered but certainly bruised, including a Panzer award badge by the firm Frank Reif and Silver Wound Badge. All i can say... is there a doctor in the house!!
4 X German May Day Badges. 1936,37,38,39. Some are in better condition than others, all have period fixing pins to the rear.
4 x German WW2 Naval Photo Post Cards. All are in good condition.
4 x German WW2 Photo Post Cards. All are in very nice condition and have very good uniform detail including the youg lad in police uniform, well decorated NCO and the Luft fiirst pattern dagger being worn.
4 x WHW Donation Badges. These are made from ceramic, painted and glazed, they are really nice quality and in very nice condition.
4 X WHW Donation Badges. Four aluminium made animals, condition is good and nice to have the eyes present.
4 X WW1 German Postcards. The four cards are in nice condition with three having been field posted.
4 X WW1 German Postcards. Cards are in nice condition, all four have been field posted.
40+ Period German Snap Shot Photos. 40 plus period snap shots mainly military themed.
44 Dated Canvas Sten Machine Gun Carry Bag. In very nice clean condition with only one small mark to the material, inside has clear markings and date.
47 Pattern Royal Artillery Officers Battle Dress. No moth holes and with minimal staining this 47 pattern BD is in very good condition. All insignia are machine stitched with only one moth hole to one flash. Clear maker and size label to the inside.
49th Infantry Division Durham Light Infantry Insignia Group. Small group found in a Cigarette Ration box that belong to a member of the DLI and 49th ID. The pair of 49th patches have been uniform removed and are the early examples with bowed head, also found is a printed DLI title with slip on and cap badge, there is also his ribbon bars as used on his BD during WW2 , three signals patches, a set of yellow stripes and two green with red strip cloth patches.
4th Indian Division Baluch Rifles Officers Service Tunic. This example appears to be Indian made with the usual hand sewn button holes etc, insid ehas a tailors label. Its badged up for thr 4th Indian Division and has a nice pair of black Baluch titles, officers pips are on top of red material, tunic has black rifle buttons and a silver buckle as expected. The only issue i can see is some slight moth to a bottom corner. A very nice tunic to a vet who served in Africa and then went up the boot of Italy.
5 x German WW2 Photo Post Cards. All are in nice condition with good unifrom detail.
5 X WHW Cardboard Badges. One of many produced to collect money for the WHW organisation, condition is very good, one has a slight bend to the body.
5 X WHW Donation Badges. Five plastic made badges in the form of tools, condition is very good.
5 X WHW Plastic Donation Figures. In very good condition.
5 X WHW Plastic Military Models. All five are in very good condition, three have there original hanging string.
5 X WHW Plastic Military Models. All five are in very good condition.
5 X WHW Song Books. All are in complete condition, sorry but missing number 2.
5th Dragoon Guards Paper Work, South Africa and Old Contemptible.. Small grouping of paper work concerning Pte Hadley of the 5th Dragoon Guards who enlisted in 1901 and was invalided out due to gunshot wounds in 1918. His medal entitlement includes the Queens medal with clasp and 1914 bronze star. Also found was one of his brass 5DG shoulder title.
6 Original WW2 Photos, Royal Family Factory Visit. South Wales. Six large original photos showing the Royal family on a visit to a factory during WW2. All are in very nice condition. They measure 9x7 inches. There are no markings on the back and i cannot makeout a name on the photos but the images were from a local house in Pontypool area and most of the gents collection of paperwork was of local interest, so im pressuming its from the Newport area. Just noticed due to the light that the photos have faint Western Mail stamps to the corneres so has to be South Wales area.
6 Piece Imperial Medal Bar, NSDAP Long Service. In very clean condition with minimal sun fade to the front ribbons, all medals are very clean with full finish. The rear again in clean condition, ribbons have no fade and the only damage are a couple of moth nips to the grey felt backing. The medals include the NSDAP long service, Austrian service, Rumanian medal and a scarce 1938 Mussolini Berlin visit commemorative medal.
6 x British WW2 Photo Post Cards. The six cards are in good condition.
6 x German WW2 Photo Post Cards. All are in very good condition and have nice unifrom detail. One would appear to be KIA in Russia.
6 x German WW2 Photo Post Cards. All six are in very good condition and show nice uniform detail.
6 x German WW2 Photo Post Cards. All are in very good condition and show very nice unifrom detail.
6 X Plastic WHW Swastika Badges. All are in very good condition.
6 X WHW Donation Badges. Six plastic badges as sold for the WHW funds, appear to be cities with coat of arms, condition is perfect.
6 X WHW Donation Badges. Six balsa wood badges printed to the front with the types of buildings found in certain areas of Germany . Condition is very good.
6 X WW1 German Postcards. All cards are in nice condition, five have been field posted.
6th Airborne Division Wooden Plaque. Nice heavy wood veterans plaque, detail is still strong to the front, some fading to the paint, the crazing to the paint suggests this has a good amount of age.
7 x German WW2 Photo Post Cards. All are in good condition, six are post card size with the luftwaffe soldier being a bit bigger, no notes to the rear.
7 x German WW2 Photo Post Cards. All are in good condition and have interesting detail including the lad in some sort of party uniform.
7 X WHW Glass Badges. Badges are in good condition, couple have minor corner chips.
8 X Imperial German Studio Portraits. All are in good condition with studio marks.
8 X Various Victorian Buttons. Mix of Victorian buttons including General service, Met police,Third Middlesex Rifle Volunteers, 1st Vol Batt Leicestershire. Condition is very good.
8 x WHW China Figures Produced to collect donations for the Winter relief fund in Germany during WW2. They are all in very nice condition, strong colours and no chips, 4 have lost there pins.
8 X WHW Clay Figure Badges. All eight are in very good condition.
8 X WHW Historic German Figures Glass Portraits. They are all in very nice condition, i belive a couple have a couple of minor chips to the sides, check the pictures, very hard to see.
8 x1950's British Military Manuals. Well theres a set of eight infantry manuals, all in good complete condition, also found was a couple of booklets on the Shropshire Regiment.
8TH Army Metal Sign. Metal sign with painted 8th army formation sign and the letters A.D.M.S. underneath. Found recently amongst a grouping of items belonging to a medical officer who fought through North Africa. Around the A3 size.
9 X WHW Donation Badges. Nine clay made WHW donation badges, three are missing there rear pins.
9 X WHW Donation Badges. Nine cloth and metal badges of German soldiers thru the ages, condition is good, some fixing pins are missing.
9 X WHW Donation Badges. Nine diffrent WHW donation badges, cloth, clay, metal and plastic examples, condition is very good, couple of back pins missing.
9 X WHW Donation Badges. Nine various WHW donation badges, a couple have there rear pins missing.
Administrative Officials Shoulder Boards Russian braid and waffenfaber are in good condition, underside has damage.
Adolf Hitler Badge. In very nice condition with all its period gold finish to the front, rear has its period fixing pin.
Adolf Hitler Election Poster, The Fuhrer Gives You More Money! Nice election poster stating the fact that Hitler has given the German more money in the pocket from 1933 to 1937. Condition is good but with this printed on such thin paper stock there are a couple of tears around the sides with a larger one to the top. Colour is bright with minimal foxing. The size is around 35 x 23 inches.
Adolf Hitler Pin Back Lapel Badge. Early NSDAP sympathisers metal badge depicting an image of AH and his name underneath. Condition is very good with the majority of its silver wash present, rear has its original fixing pin, no makers details
Adolf Hitler Post Card. In nice condition.
Afghan Khyber Choora Dagger. Designed to penetrate chainmail as seen by the T back blade this one is in good allround condition with the handles being complete. Some minor damage to the metal surround near the blade but nothing missing. The blade is fine with its original tip. The scabbard again in used complete condition with only the slightest of knocks to the brass body.
AK47 Bayonet, Romanian. In nice condition with both a numbered cross guard and makers marks. Cannot find any damage to the handle, blade has not been sharpened. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Allied Burma Campaign Monsoon Cape. In good condition with no holes or loose stitching, both internal straps are present, some staining to the material, date and size stamping to the inside,date appears to be 1943 or 45. Quite a scarse item to find. Missing 3 buttons to the front, well 2 and a half actually.
American Half Cut Combat Helmet, Gunfighter. In very nice used condition with the majority of its outer finish remaining and a tatctical scope mount to the front. The inside has a nice used padded liner system and good , used, complete chinstrap harness. A very nice example of the type of helmet seen being used by Special Forces.
American Mich Gentex Combat Helmet. In very nice condition with a very nice factory rough finish under the cover.Cover is again in very nice condition with the added bonus of the scope mount to the front. Inside is clean and has a clear makers label to the inside.
American USN Mk1 Utility/Fighting Knife. PAL. Super condition example with nearly all its parkarised finish to the blade, its maker marked to the PAL firm, stamped to one side of the blade, leather washers are in tight condition with coloured spacers to the top and bottom. The scabbard again in very nice condition, top securing tab and snap in working order. This example would be hard to up-grade. OVER 18'S AND UK SALE ONLY.
American USO Booklets With Original Packaging. Kit for religious materials for the Protestant service man, contains four booklets. With this comes an extra wartime booklet. These belong to a local naval veteran who picked them up whilst being docked in America. Condition is very good with the only damage being the package when the vet opened it.
Arbeitsschlacht Ostmark Tinnie. In very nice condition with a nice amount of its original finish intact and good working pn to the rear.
Army Sports Shirt Cloth Insignia. In very nice condition, appears to be unissued.
ARP Anti Gas Certificate, Glamorgan. 1940. Condition is good with clear details, size is over A4.
ARP Complete First Aid Outfit Book. Sorry to say the contents have gone but the book is complete with around 123 pages, condition is very good.
ARP Householders First Aid Kit. As sold by Boots chemist, this exampls has most of its original contents complete, i would say perhaps a couple of bandages missing, two Boots triangle badages are dated 1934, both bottles have stoppers but are empty. Cardboard box complete but one corner torn. This has not been put together with post war items.
ATS Pay Book. RA .Experimental Searchlight Training. Newark Experiment. Good complete book with lots of enteries. Interesting that in April 1941 she trained on ATS Experimental S/L, i belive this would have been on the secret ''Newark Experiment'' were 54 girls were sent for training in Rhyl on the use of Searlights, in 1944 her unit is down as 495 battery, a mixed searchlight battery. A number of other forms were found inside the booklet related to the lady. Much more interesting than most pay books found. Book and papers are in very good condition, one of the two fixing staples has come adrift.
Auslands Deutschen 1938 Event Badge / Tinnie, Stuttgart. Made from aluminium and in nice condition with sharp detail, maker and code marked to the back with period fixing pin.
Australian L1A2 Bayonet. In very nice condition with nearly all its grey black factory finish intact, press stud in working condition, scabbard has a brass top throat. The blade has not been sharpened and as seen from the last picture the tip is quite diffrent the British examples. As usual with Australian L1A2 bayonets there are no markings. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Australian Officers SD Tunic with Formation Patches. In very nice condition with some slight fraying to the bottom edges, pocket and uniform front only. All Australian buttons present as are both shoulder titles and collar dogs. Both arms have very nice felt divisional patches. Inside lining again in good condition, label is missing.
Austrian Collar Insignia and Rank Chevrons. The two items were found in a box of items i recently purchased from Austria, all have pin holes, i pressume they were displayed at some point. Condition is good.
Austrian Franz Joseph Jubilee Medal, 1898. In good condition with its original Austrian mounted ribbon.
Bayonet Frog, Austrian Economy Pattern. Quite a scarse pattern made from webbed material, unissued condition.
Bayonet Frog, British, 1908 Pattern. In nice used condition, stitching is tight some slight staining and appears to be a fourth pattern and has never had the helve carry strap.
Bayonet, 1895 Mauser, Chile. Export example for the army of Chile, conditi9on is very good with clean undamaged wood grips, clean metal work and working top pommel button,clear Suhl makers mark, markings to the other side have been po9lished clean, number stamped to the cross guard. Blade is clean with some staining .Metal scabbard is in nice condition with good finish. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Bayonet, Indian Pattern No1 Mk2 In super condition with no damage to the wood grips, 100% factory finish to all metal parts, top button in working order, blade has clear markings. The scabbard again in very nice condition with a nice 1943 dated webbed frog, same date as the bayonet. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Bayonet, South African No.9. Super finish, super condition. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's.
Bayonet, Spanish M1892/93 In good used condition with some staining and minor blisters, ''hump back''wooden grips are in undamaged condition, top button in working order. The blade is clean with some staining and again minor blisters, makers details have been polished out but this example was made by the firm Simpson and Co. Clear stamping to the cross guard. The leather scabbard is in nice used condition, its complete and supple with tight stitching. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Beleuchtungsgerat fur Strichplatte Box in Ordnance Tan. Nice condition box with the majority of its late war ordnace tan finish remaining and clear lettering to the front. Both tan webbed carry straps are present and only one small hole to the side, perhaps a hit as it does not look like rust damage. The inside dividers have been removed. I belive this box contained a head torch for viewing optics in vehicles, from what i can find these were used with tank mounted MG's when aiming from inside the turret.
Belgium Camo Para Smock, 1955. In good used condition, colours are bright, couple repairs that have been over sewn, tail still present but on fixing popper gone. Clear 1955 date and size markings to the label. This example will need a wash due to tobacco smoke so i'll price this one accordingly.
Belgium Produced Denim Battle Dress, 1945. This is an un-issued item that has no issues except for not having the metal fasterner to the bottom strap clouser. Colours are strong, all buttons present. Small War Department stamp under the inside label. What i find interesting is that this example was produced in Ghent , Belgium; showing how fast production was set up in Europe for Allied uniform item.
Belgium WW2 POW, Concentration Camp Medal, Two Bars. In very nice condition with nearly all its finish intact.
Berkshire Regimental Christmas Card, Malaya 1945. In good condition.
Black 10 Pocket Cal.30 Canvas Cartridge Belt. This one has me scratching my head as its a post war manufactured ammo belt in the American 1917 dismounted pattern. Condition is very good, no markings to be found.
Black DJ Bread Bag. In good used condtion with all football type buttons present as are all straps, no snags or moth nips.
Black DJ Water Bottle Cover. Black felt cover as found on small DJ water bottles, well used with moth tracking and one moth nip, all snap fasterners present as is the bottom metal fasteining bar.Needed is a good clean with a brush. Would be a fine displayable cover if the small metal bottle could be found.
Black Hawk Holster Leg Rig. Complete with extra pouch and lanyard, condition is used very good.
Black Hawk Holster Leg Rig. In unissued condition.
Black Kevlar Combat Helmet, Pasgt / USMC LWH. Helmet is in very good condition, the only markings are found to the centre of the inside crown. One side screw has been replaced, rest have the factory finish. From what i can find this does resemble the earlier Pasgt helmet but with the front screw and shape i belive this is based on the USMC lighteight LWH helmet.
Black Side Cap, Deutsches Jugend. The cap is in good used condition, the material is a black suede type as found on BDM Kletterjacke, it has some staining and some fading. The inside lining again in good used condition, you can see were the kids name was removed. To the top is a single snap button which is marked ''Waldes''. These caps can be a matter of faith unless your lucky enough to find one thats fully marked or with provenance, ive had this for years and did have it displayed with a DJ uniform, whats going for it is the shape, size, material and the fastening snap to the middle, Wades was a czech company up till the late 30's when it was taken over.
Black Wound Badge, ESP Marked. In nice condition with the majority of its factory finish intact, rear has clear makers mark and period fixing pin and catch.
Black Wound Badge, L/53 , Hymmen & Co. In nice condition with a very good amount of its period finish intact, one small blister to the top left corner, rear has clear code mark and period fixing pin.
Blue F6 Pasgt Helmet. 2004. As seen on TV being worn by reporters and camera men etc whislt reporting under difficult situations. This example is in very nice condition with minimal service wear to the outside, there are two mirrored holes to both sides, purpose unknown. The inside liner is again in very nice condition with a clear makers label to the inside, the previous owner has penned his name to the label.The helmet is dated 2004.
Blut und Boden Poster. More Land, More Bread! Large poster from the Blut and Boden organisation. Condition is good and the extra bonus of this example having been backed with linen. Some discolouration to the bottm right and a small piece missing. I would say it measures around 32 x 22 inches.
Boer War Presentation Clasp Knife. Imperial Yeomanry. Berkshires. Well i do like my pocket knives and this must be one of the best ive been able to offer in some time and thats without the dedicated info running along the body. The knife is made by Joseph Haywood, all blades and tools on the knife are so marked with the extra trademark of a kettle. All blades and tools are present and all are tightly ''sprung'', minimal staining from age. Too the side of the metal grip is the name of a soldier, ERNEST.J.HORWOOD, of the 58th company of the Imperial Yeomanry, a quick search brings up Horwood as having served in Africa during the Boer war from 1900 till 1901. Why he was presented with the knife is anyones guess but from the condition he certainly didnt use it a lot. Perhaps more research is possible. RESERVED FOR DAVE!
Boer War Queens Chocolate Tin. Condition is very good with bright colour and just a couple of minor knocks, inside is the original grease proof wrapper.
Box of Anodised SAS Cap Badges. Anodised aluminium SAS cap badges still contained in the original manufactures box. All the badges are in perfect condition. Text to the front of the box states.... C.B.3157 BADGES CAP A.A. SAS.. I managed to obtain 30 badges with the box, all are for sale. Price is for one badge!
Boxed 25 Year Faithfull Service Medal, Friedrich Keller. In very nice condition with minimal scuffing to the box, makers label to the inside. The medal has all its frosting and burnished highlights. Period ribbon with fixing pin to the top.
Boxed 25 Year Faithfull Service Medal, Wachtler & Lange. In nice clean condition, box has minimal scuffing with makers label to the inside, medal has all its frosting and burnished highlights, enamel swastika without damage. Period ribbon has its top fixing pin.
Boxed 25 Year Faithfull Service Medal. A nice example with the box in very good condition and solid, inside again in nice condition, no makers mark. The medal is in very nice condition with no damage to the black enamel swastika and all its burnished highlights. Ribbon has its top fixing pin.
Boxed 25 Year Faithfull Service Medal. Box is in good bright condition with minimal loss of finish to the corners only, inside again in very nice condition. The medal has nice frosting, burnished highlights and no damage to the black enamel. The ribbon has its top fixing pin.
Boxed 25 Year Faithfull Service Medal. Friedrich Keller. Box is in nice bright condition with some scuffs to the finish, inside again in nice condition, clear makers label to the inside. The medal is in very nice condition with all its frosting and burnished highlights, no damage to the black enamel. Ribbon has its top fixing pin.
Boxed 25 Year Faithfull Service Medal. Souval. Box is in good bright condition with a couple of scuffs, inside again nice and clean, clear Souval makers label. The medal has clean frosting and complet burnished highlights. Ribbon has its top fixing pin.
Boxed 25 Year Faithfull Service Medal. Wachtler and Lange. In all round good condition with some tarnish to the medal, period ribbon and top fixing pin, box has a clear makers mark to the inside.
Boxed American Bronze Star. In very nice condition, box has some crazing and one small lose of finish to the back, medal is in perfect condition as is the ribbon device.
Boxed Bavarian Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class with Swords. The box has some minor damage with a good working catch and hinge, the inside is very clean with clear makers details to the lid. The medal is very clean with all its period factory finish. The bottom of the box has a name written in pencil.
Boxed British Compass, Magnetic, Marching, MK1. In super condition with no damage and working dial, its even boxed folks!
Boxed First Class Iron Cross, Wachtler and Lange. Copper Core. Yearly produced example with a non magnetic centre. The box is in very nice condition with no issues that i can find, inside and out. The cross itself is again in very nice condition with some patina to the frame, back and front and nearly all its period factory finish to the centre. Coss is unmarked.
Boxed First Class War Merit Cross With Swords, MM65, Klein & Quenzer. PRICE REDUCTION! Cross is in nice condition with good finish and detail, the rear has a nice working pin that has a clear makers number 65. The box is complete with minimal surface wear, cloth hinge intact to the inside, some staining to the top cloth, bottom material is in good condition without damage. WAS PRICED AT £190
Boxed Gold Mothers Cross, Deumer, Ludenscheid. Good condition example with some wear to the finish of the box, metal hinge intact. One small chip to the bottom arm of the cross only with its gold wash complete and bright to the front with some remaining to the back, full length of period ribbon. Clear makers details to the inside of the box.
Boxed Gold Mothers Cross. B.H.Mayer. Box is in good condition with minimal scuffing to the finish, good working press stud and complete rear hinge, inside is clean with the cloth inner hinge having split. The medal is in very nice condition with clear bright undamaged condition, rear has good finish with some patina. Good length of period ribbon.
Boxed Gold Mothers Cross. Deumer. Box is in good condition with some scuffing to the finish, there is slight staining which i belive will clean with a damp cloth,the front press stud is in working order and the rear hinge is complete. The inside is in good condition with its cloth hinge intact and clear makers details. The medal is very clean with good bright undamaged enamel and bright finish to the back, period length of ribbon attatched.
Boxed Gold Mothers Cross. Walter and Henlein. Box is in nice condition with minimal scuffing, front popper in working condition and rear hinge is complete. The inside is very clean with a clear makers stamp. The medal is again in nice condition with bright undamaged enamel, rear has bright finish. Good length of period ribbon.
Boxed Imperial Saxon Freidrich August Ehrenzeichen Cross. The box is in nice condition with a clear makers stamping to the inside, hinge and front clasp are in working order, the rear of the box has a clear suppliers paper label. The medal has 100% of its original finish, period ribbon again unissued.
Boxed Iron Cross 1st Class, S&L. Unmarked cross attributed to the firm S&L, condition is very good with all its factory finish to the iron core, two piece frame is very clean with some patina, rear has its original hardwear intact. The box again in very good condition with its hinge and clouser button in working order.
Boxed Silver Wound Badge, MM65. Klein and Quenzer. The box is in good condition with some minor knocks and scuffs, rear hinge is complete. The inside is in very good condition. The wound badge has i would say nearly 100% of its original matt silver finish, the slight white to the swastika is from a sticky label,the rear is clearly marked 65 and the hinge, pin and cast catch are sound.
Boxed Wilkinson Empire Model Razor. Nice period example thats complete with instructions, razor and sharpening leather.
British Anti Gass Wallet for AB64 Pay Book. In nice condition, only issue i can find is that the inner gas flap has come adrift and held on by a couple of inches only. Oh and at one point someone used it for there tobacco which isnt suprising as it would appear no one used these wallet to store paybooks.
British ''OR's'' Home Guard Battle Dress. SF 14. Stafford. Nice period example with machine sewn insignia to each arm, condition is very good with some spotting of moth nips to the material. The inside lining is clean , cannot find any label and cannot find any evidence of a label being removed, a nice touch is the added hook and eye to the top of the collar i pressume for closing around the bottom of the face when cold, never seen this before. I would say its a large size and would fit your manequin.
British ''War Emergency Packing'' Sweet Tin. Large sweet tin thats been reused by the sweet company ''Radio Assortment'' by having the top relabelled with a War Emergency Packing Label. Condition is very good.
British 03 Pattern Water Bottle and Carrier, 1917 Dated. The felt body to the water bottle has some moth tracking and just a couple of moth nips, blue enamel bottle is an early example with top side rim. The black leather carrier is in nice supple condition hand has a clear maker and 1917 date stamp, hanging strap again in very nice condition.
British 1888 Pattern Bayonet, Volunteer/Commercial. Sanderson marked 1888 bayonet with no military markings, the condition is good with staining to the metal but with no damage to the wooden grips, top button in working order. The blade again with staining and slight pitting to the tip area i pressume from damp held in the chape area of the scabbard. The scabbard again with staining to the meatl but the leather is supple and in strong condition, no rot! No markings. Ive just noticed a letter ''F'' and the number ''6'' stamped into the top tang area. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
British 1903 Pattern Leather Belt. Well its the closes pattern i can find. It measures 38 inches from tip to tip, no markings, supple leather and good buckle.
British 1916 Dated ''On War Service'' Badge. In nice condition, clear makers mark to the rear and service number and a good strong working pin.
British 1918 Dated Officers Compass. In nice working condition with the inner dial in working condition, clear maker, date and broad arrow markings to the front.
British 1939 Dated MKII Combat Helmet. Helmet has over 90% of its early brown finish to the outside with just minor spotting from storage, there are a couple of small knocks to the crown near to the top nut, the first pattern liner is in supple condition as is the webbed chinstrap. The liner is dated 1939 but no date can be seen under the paint to he helmet shell. A good all round example of an early production lid. Helmet was found in a local garage with the Wardens helmet listed below and is new to the market.
British 1941 Dated Bible, Sentiment dated 1945, Palestine. Sent home from Palestine in 1945 to a lady who lived in Blaenavon, South Wales. Condition is very good with all pages complete. The from mother of pearl cover has only one missing piece to the back left corner.
British 1942 Dated Pith Helmet and Carry Bag. Gent brought this in this afternoon after finding it in his house, knew it was going to be a pith and from the condition of both bag and helmet id say its been stored this way for many years. Pith has a ''squished'' top but not that bad, does pop up with pressure from underneath, body has lots of staining from use, inside liner is complete as is the chinstrap, has a makers stamp to the inside body and a 1942 date, carry bag again in used stained condition. So if you want an example thats been untouched since the war, well this one is not too bad!
British 1943 Dated Mountian Cap. In unissued condition with a clear Glasgow maker and 1943 Date stamp to the inside, there is also a very clear Broad arrow stamp to the white side of the inside material. Again part of the gear issued to Major Brooks.
British 1943 Dated Watter Bottle and Carrier. Cavalry Pattern. In very nice clean condition with jus a minimal trace of moth tracking to the top, no holes/nips. Clean 43 dated 37 pattern carrier.
British 1943 Tunis Ring. In very nice condition with the outer banding without damage.
British 1944, Jerkin, Leather,No2. In nice used condition with soumd supple leather to the outside and a very clean undamaged liner inside, just a couple of period field repairs to one side and a small snag to the top layer of the leather. Clear 1944 dated label to the inside, good size and as seen the label was ''Camouflage''.
British 1946 Pattern Battle Dress, Early Gwent Cadet Force. Battle dress is in very good condition, can only find three tiney moth nips, the nap to the material is very good, one area of worn nap to the collar and a stain. The label has gone but its a large size, inside there is the owners service number and a clear WD inspection mark. The BD is badge to an early cadet force from the Gwent, South Wales area and both sets of insignia is machine stitched to the arms. Owners single war medal ribbon stitched above the pocket. So heres a chance to purchase not only a scarse 46 pattern BD and but one badged to an early cadet force.
British 1949 Dated Army Jumper. Unissued Condition. WW2 pattern army jumper that appear to be in unissued condition, label is dated 1949 but has been over stamped 1950. Good Korea time frame issued item of British kit.
British 44 Pattern Canvas Belt. In nice complete condition, one grommet missing and two small spots of white emulsion paint. Measures 38 inches with about an extra 3 inches when fully extended, no markings.
British 44 Pattern Water Bottle Cover,1945. In good used condition with no holes or tuggs to the material, both snaps work and the rear has its suspesion bar, inside is marked and it would appear the date is 1945.
British Airborne Maroon Para Beret. 1945 dated Artillery Officers para beret thats in good displayable condition, the only issues are the moth nips to the beret body along the bottom just above the leather band, looks as if this was done due to the beret being laid flat for a number of years. The inside has a clear 1945 date and makers details. Beret itself appears to have little use. This item came from the same source as the marron beret listed previously having belonged to Captain John Marshal, details of this veteran can be found in its description.
British Aircraft Piston Head Desk Top Souvenir. This item came in with a small box of Aircraft bits, i have no idea what aircraft it came from but it does have some info stamped to the top. Anyway its in good condition but will need a clean, its mounted on a wooden plinth and has a green felt bottom.
British Army Lieutenant Colonel Peaked Cap, Named Hatley. Nice period service cap to Lt Col K.C.Hatley, im afraid all insignia has been removed but the cap has survived in nice condition with only one moth nip to the left side along the pipping, the inside is complete and has a nice makers label to the crown. Reaserch possible and of course restoration.
British Army Mess Tins. Matching Dates. In good used condition and appear to be a matching set, both dated 1945.
British Army Pay Book Cover. In nice used condition.
British Army Pay Book, Welsh Guard, KIA Tunisia, 1943. In good but used condition, some pages are loose. Paybook belonged to WO class 2, CSM, Richard George Bailey, 3rd Battalion Welsh Guards who was killed in Tunisia on the 23/04/1943.
British Army Service Corps Pith Helmet. Condition of the helmet is good, outer cover and puggaree are clean with just a minimal amount of staining, the top has been crushed slightly, inside leather sweat band in good complete condition, one of the four cross straps has come loose, clear Bombay makers label to the inside. ASC flash to the side has bright clear colour. As for a date i belive its WW1 from the flash and the makers label.
British ATS Pattern Canvas Haversack. ATS pattern haversack thats in very nice condition with just a couple of period snags that have been repaired. No markings can be found.
British Bayonet, No5, MkI. Jungle Carbine. This example has been painted black by a collector in the past so condition underneath the finish would be guess work. The wooden grips are in good condition with a tiny crack near the cross guard,top button in working order. The scabbard has a brass top throat indicating postwar manufacture. some markings can be seen under the paint, one side has been scratched thru. So an example that could be cleaned up and displayed well enough with your carbine. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
British Bayonet, No5, MkI. Jungle Carbine. In good condition with no damage to the slab wooden grips, some loss of finish to the metal handle parts,top button in working order. Blade has clear markings and its original tip, has been sharpened in the past. Scabbard is the early version without brass throat, maker is Wilkinson. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
British Block of Green Blanco. Still in its original package and the round block of blanco still in complete condition.
British Boxed Razor. Perfect item to add to your Brtish personal kit, condition is used/good.
British Boxed Shoe Studs, ''WAR TIME PACK'' Small war time period box with contents.
British Bring Back First Gulf War Iraq Combat Helmet. In good condition with complete liner, metal fittings have rusted and the leather sweatband has hardened slightly, still has its cloth chinstrap.
British Buff Leather Sword Knot. In complete condition and made from the same type of buff leather found on Slade Wallace equipment.
British Clasp Knife. In good condition with metal work in need of a clean, no damage to the grips and the blade has not been over sharpened. The blade is maker marked and dated, its a clear 194 but the last letter looks like an 8, so im going with 1948 which is late for this pattern.
British Dispatch Riders High Gaiters, Size 3, 1941. In what appears to be in unissued condition except for some storage markings, couple of buckles show rust, all full length leather straps are complete and still have a coat of green finish. The insides are matching maker marked, sized 3 and dated 1941.
British Dispatch Riders Steel Helmet, 1944. Interesting DP helmet thats had a coat of white/tan and a red stripe along the bottom. White/tan, well sometimes i see a discoloured white than i see a light tan!! Anyway the condition is very good, used, with nearly all its painted finish intact, some knocks to the red edge. The inside leather liner is complete but used as seen by the sweat etc. The outer ear flap sections again complete but one area has a small split, clear 1944 date to the inside. Of note i did talk to a Dutch collector who a few years ago dug up some relic DP helmets in this colour scheme , perhaps used for traffic control!
British Escape Compass in Waterproof Packet. In very good condition, has an aperture to the waterproof packet so the compass can be suspended from a string/lanyard.
British First Division Officers slip on Combination Insignia. Nice condition shoulder slip ons, condition is very nice but at some point the red titles have been removed. Nice resoration for someone wishing to add to an Italian campaign theme.
British First Pattern ''Pulp'' Dispatch Riders Crash Helmet. 1940. In very nice condition with most of its original green finish intact to its outer body, minimal surface scratching only. The leather neck flap is again in very nice supple condition with no damage just some slight scuffing were the leather meets the bottom of the helmet, both ear poppers are working and the snaps are marked ''Newey''. The inside is very clean with the leather sweat band in supple condition, band has a factory paper label with a clear 1940 date but i cannot make out the factory, underneath is a clear WD mark. These ''pulp'' helmets were introduced in 1939, this example is the very first pattern without added protection for the liner fixing string as expected with a 1940 date.
British Home Front Fibre Helmet. A home front helmet made from riveted shaped compressed fibre with a with early type liner. Condition is used but no chips or cracks to the fibre body, liner certainly had use, no date or markings found. The owner has written his name on the chinstrap.
British Home Front Helmet, A.R.T. A very nice MK2 steel helmet with early brown finish inside and out with a first pattern liner. Shell has a clear maker and date stamp for 1939 , liner is also dated 1939. The front has nice clear hand painted letters to the front, A.R.T. The shell has one blister to the top and it would appear to have had numerous helmets stacked on it during its time. Chinstrap is a clean example. The owners name is written to the inside of the shell.
British Home guard Webbed Ammunition Pouch. Its in very nice condition with a clear makers stamp and date,1942. The top has the words Bails and Balls, found inside was a number of cricket stump bails and a cricket ball, as the the age of these i cannot say. Quirky to say the least but still a nice and quite scarce example.
British House Wife and Contents. Named. In nice used condition with clear name and number to the inside , first appears to be navy the second RAMC, perhaps he was transffered?Inside can be found two sewing needles and three diffrent coloured cottons.
British Late War, 1945 Dated, 37 Pattern Belt. This is the late war pattern produced without the brass fasterners to either side of the buckles. This example is close to unissued and has clear makers and date stamp to the inside, also stamped ''L'' for large.
British Leather Bladed Swagger Stick. In very good condition with the cruciform blade having a makers initials stamped to the top. Dont see too many of these turn up on the market. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
British Leather Jerkin. In very nice condition with supple leather body and a nice complete inner lining, all buttons present, no holes to the stitching. The label has gone, i can just make out were it once was. Compared to the previous 1940 dated jerkin i would say this is a size 2. Identical manufacturing as the labelled WW2 example,not a postwar Belgium example.
British Leather Webley Holster. Very nice holster in great condition, supple leather and no loose stitching. I belive this would date from WW1 as it has a ''D'' ring attatchment for a hanging strap.
British Lightweight Gas Mask And Bag with Contents. Bag is dated 44 with the mask being dated for 1952, inside were found a complete tin box with anti gas ointment and the tin tube for anti dimming. Condition is very good.
British Medal Group, Iraq and Afghanistan . Medal group belonging to a former member of the REME which includes his 2003 Iraq medal, good uncleand condition with one knock to the rim only , his Afghanistan operational service medal is still in its original issue box with the veterans details to the back. The Iraq medal is professionally mounted next to his Yugolavian medal, and lastly is his boxed ISAF medal. Both main medals have full matching details around the rim. The vet recently brought these medals into me as he no longer had need of them.
British Medal, 1880 Kabul To Kandahar Star. Medal is in very nice condition with nice tone to the bronze body, original ribbon again in nice but slightly faded condition.
British Middle East Commando Knuckle Dagger. An original example thats in very good condition, no cracks to the brass knuckle bow and minimal knocking to the body, the blade is full length with no pitting but has stained from age. This one is the rarer version with a stamp to the handle being a broad arrow with the letters ''M'' and ''E'' either side. Sorry but this one didnt come with a leather scabbard.
British Military Alarm Bell. A good sized bronze bell with a large military crows foot cast to the side. The condition is very good with no damage to the bronze body or damage to the wooden handle, inside ''clanger'' present. This is larger than the ARP versions found, as for purpose well it might well be for gas alarm but there are no dates or other markings.
British Military Box Wood Rules and Triangle. In very nice complete condition, all wooden instruments are broad arrow and maker marked, no markings found on the box.
British Military Chaplins Visor Cap and Cross Belt Pouch with Silver Hallmarked Badge. Both are in very nice condition, cap might well need a slight brush over and the leather cross belt and pouch a polish. Ive had the badge off the pouch and its hallmarked silver.
British Military Driving Goggles. In very good condition with yellow lenses, supple body, complete clean fur surround and sound usable rear strap.
British Military Map, Caen-Cherbourg, Normandy Coast. In good complete condition with just a couple of small holes and some staining around the corners, its dated 43. This map shows the complete coast line for the Normandy invasion.
British Military Whistle and Lanyard. This appears to be the type of whistle used by rifle companies on the leather cross straps during parade. Condition is very good, yep it whistles!
British Minesweepers Anti Submarine Badge. This is the second issue example as seen by the addition of 4 loops to the side of the badge to sewn on the uniform sleeve. Condition is very good with nice patina, serial number stamped to the rear. First issue badges had a pin fasterner and were found to snag in wear, i have an example for sale on these pages.
British MK2 Bren Gun Pouches, 1941. Nice clean pair of MK2 pouches that appear to have allways been together, even without the same maker the set match. No damage or issues.
British MK2 Combat Helmet. Nice to find an example that has nearly all its rough paint finish to the outside and again all its smooth factory finish to the inside. The top nut has most of its finish. The inside liner is dated 1938, the helmet 1939. Im pressuming with the early dates the top pad, now missing, would have been the early donut type. Ive taken a shot of the liner date and managed to slide the liner arm over showing the diffrence in finish under the arm, good sign of liner and helmet never being apart. Chinstrap is complete.
British MKII Army Helmet and Netting. 1940. Sound example of a MKII British army helmet with its original period net. The helmet has over 80% of its original matt green finish, the crown area has some rust bleed poking thru, the net is in very good order with jus two small holes. The inside has good paint finish and rust bleed . The shell is maker marked and dated 1940. The inside MK2 liner is still supple with no damage, its maker marked and dated 1939, the helmet and liner have never been apart. Chinstrap is complete and in very nice condition. Nice to find one of these thats been kept together and having a nice early date.
British MKII Police Helmet, 1938 Dated. Helmet retains around 90% of its original Police blue finish to the outside, more finish remaining to the inside of the shell. The Police decal to the front is around 97% complete. The shell has makers details stamped to the rim and dated 1938 to one chinstarp mounting.Inside MK1 liner is in complete and supple condition, its maker marked and dated 1939, size7, liner is secured by a nut which i have seen on numerous examples. Chinstrap is again in very nice condition. A sound untouched example.
British MKII Police Helmet, 1939 Dated. Super Condition. I cannot over state the condition on this example. The paint work rates at nearly 100% , inside and out, just a couple of scratches to the outside and to the rim. The Police markings to the front are the stencilled type and has survived again in nearly 100%.There is some sort of staining to the crown area, allmost like the markings found on British helmets that have been stacked over the years, i have not tried to remove this. The inside of the helmet is maker marked and dated 1939. The second pattern liner is maker marked and dated 1939, the condition of the liner is the best ive seen just some minor cracking to the material. The chinstrap is in perfect condition. This helmet was brought into my shop this morning, its never been in any collection.
British MkII Wardens Helmet, Super Condition. Sweet condition Wardens example with a very nice outer finish and white ''W'' to the front. The inside will not be able to be upgraded IMHO, its in ''fabtastic'' condition with nearly 97% of its original early finish, just a slight rust bleed to one edge near the chinstrap bale. The liner again in super condition and supple as expected. Chinstrap is named and what i belive is his post code. The helmet iself is dated 1939 as is the MkI liner, the liner is size number 7. This would be very hard to upgrade.
British MKIV Combat Helmet, 1945 Dated. Very nice condition example with over 95% of its original rough green finish, inside and out, the shell is stamped with the date 1945. The liner is also in very nice supple condition, dated 1945, chinstrap is also in sound condition. These MKIV's differ from the MKIII's by having the chinstrap lugs lowered and the liner secured to the helmet by a spigot rather than a screw fitting.
British Mountaineers Combat Cap, Sheep skin Liner. In very nice condition with the remains of a Glasgow makers stamp to the inside, date is faded but appears to be 44 or 45, very clear broad arrow stamp to the inside. Both cloth ties are present and its nice to find an example thats sheep skin lined.
British Naval Jack. Multi stitched cotton naval Union Jack that in very nice undamaged condition, measures around 5 foot in length.
British Night Vision Monocular, TABBY. Just found locally in a garden shed and in need of some TLC. Body does not have any knocks, top focus lens is free and moves, bottom lens is dirty but complete.Eye piece is supple enough and the middle switch inj working condition. Code marked to the bottom. Would clean up with a bit of effort.
British Officer Leather Map Case. Private purchase example thats in very nice condition with complete leather hanging strap, all popper snap buttons in working order.The only issue that i can find is the minor spotting to the leather and one small split to one inner pocket screen. Would fit perfectly with any officers sam brown equipment display.
British Officers Cotton Under Shirt. In very nice condition, all buttons present, makers label to the top and the Officers name. I would say its a medium size.
British Officers Double Strap Sam Brown Belt Rig. In nice used condition, leather is supple and all brass buckles present. No markings to be found.The only missing piece is the brass spigot used to hold the end of the strap going thru the buckle. Size from tip to end hole is 38 inches. All three pieces have the same overall appearance and in my opinion have been together for a very long time, this type of rig can be seen being worn by British officers at the front line in the trenches.
British Officers Leather Boots and Spurs. Moss Brothers. As worn with the service dress these pair of leather boots are in good used condition. Leather uppers are supple, bottom area has seen some removal of the top layer of ''Bulling'' polish and one bottom sole has some wear to the top layer, this does not go thru! The boots have a clear Moss Brothers label and a size mark 8. With these come the officers original spurs. With some good polish ''Bulling'' these would come up a treat.
British Officers Leather Webley Ammo Pouch, 1940. Ive seen plenty of unmarked and WW1 dated examples but an early WW2 marked one is quite scarce and even more interesting having a broad arrow stamp over 71 to the inside. Condition is very good plus!
British Officers Map Case. In very good condition with the only issue is the lose of the head to the bottom corner Newey clouser popper. Found inside were the two items pictured, the AM rule missing from the sleeve.
British Officers Military Whistle Attatched to its Sam Brown Strap. Still attatched to its original Sam Brown cross strap by a small leather strap. No dates or markings to either whistle or strap. Condition of both is very good.
British Officers Private Purchase Map Case. In very nice condition with all poppers in working order, some type of foxing only to the outer material. Inside map overlays without cracking and clear. No makers or date mark only the former owners name to the inside. Perfect addition to any officers kit.
British Officers Private Purchase Water Bottle. In very nice clean condition, the green felt covered bottle is held in a heavy fabric carry cover with large ''England'' made clouser popper. Ive not taken the bottle out as the fabric seems to have shrunk around the bottle slightly, slight discolouring on the material can be seen were its been closed over time. This came with other items ive been purchasing such as the puttees and gloves ive sold recently, items-54800,54799 and 54798, all belonging to a British officer who served on the Idian frontier.
British Officers Side Cap. In very good condition with good nap to the material, inside has a well used liner thats split down the centre from being worn, no maker or date to be found. The cap adge that was worn has not gone thru the inside material, too me that would indicate the use of an Officers bronze badge or plastic economy.
British Officers Side Cap. In very nice condition with just a couple of small nips to the material, bronze Kings crown buttons to the front, appears to have never had a cap badge attatched, inside is also very clean.
British Officers Side Cap. Out of all the side caps listed below this example has to be the best when it comes to condition, the material is very nice and the inside is clean with the remains of a tailors label, badge is a bronze type for an RA officer. The cap comes with two Kings crown buttons that i found attatched to the front with a brass slide.
British Officers Wash Bowl Canvas Lid. To fit over the large enamel wash basin, condition is very good.
British Other Ranks Side Cap. In the usual course material found with OR's examples this is in good condition with just some minor wear to the nap of the material near the back, inside is very clear with a clear makers mark and dated 1942.
British Other Ranks Side Cap. In very nice condition with good nap to the material, very clean inside, no maker or date, remains of tailors pencil marks only.
British Other Ranks Side Cap. In good condition with clear makers mark and size to the inside, has had a couple of badges on this one,Kings crown buttons to the front, material is an upgrade from the usual OR's found.
British Para Beret and Indian Made Sorbo Training Helmet. These two items recently came into my shop from the estate of local veteran who recently passed away, they were both found in his garage. The beret has seen better days, the nap to the body has worn down from use and it has some holes, the front badge is a collar example but this has been on the beret for many years, nap of the material is much stronger behind the badge and lots of verdigris can be found under the retaining prongs at the back of the badge. The inside liner has lost its makers stamp but the Z prefix above the broad arrow dates this to 1945, inside is in used condition but complete. The Sorbo training helmet is an Indian made example as seen by the hand stiched grommets and the ''I'' prefix under the broad arrow stamping to the centre. Its in very nice condition, one repair to a side skirt near the fastening strap. This one has a very clear name to the inside skirt. Even with the beret in very used condition, its original and being found with the Indian made sorbo helmet, will be a great display item. As for the sorbo helmet, these Indian made examples rarely turn up for sale and a search of the inernet will show photos of these helmets actually been used to drop paras into action in Burma. Of course these have never been in a collection before.
British Para Beret and Indian Made Sorbo Training Helmet. EXTRA PHOTOS..........
British Para Helmet. Condition is good and used, cannot find any internal markings,working straps, it fits my ''bonce'' so i would say large size.
British Paratroopers Helmet, 2003 Dated. In nice used condition with a modified DPM cover, inside liner and chinstraps are complete.
British Patt 39 Leather Pouches, Basic, First Pattern. Pair. In good all round condition with working clouser poppers to the front, clear markings to the back.
British Police Black Pistol Holster and Sam Brown Rig. Nice to find a rig that was used by the British Police forces with all the components in matching condition. The rig has been painted a black colour very carefully with what i would say is a brush, loads of crazing and cracking to the surface just in case someone might think this is a recent job. The leather is supple and the holster has tight stitching with the only issue being a slight pull to the brass fastening lug, its still in strong condition. Now how do i pressume its police, well i bought this recently from my local flee market, the holster still had its period ''British Constabulary'' marked nickle plated revolver inside but that was out of my price range. Now i would be guessing if i might say this might well have been used during the early troubles in Ireland.
British POW Dog Tag and ID Bracelet. Stalag VIII B. Lamsdorf. These two came together recently, the dog tag has clear stamping with camp and prison number, the ID bracelet is made from aluminium and has the owners full details. As for the camp itself, well Lamsdorf was in Poland and has a chequered history to say the least ending with the ''Death March'' As for the unit on the bracelet, the 51 signals could either be part of the 51st Highland or the US 51st Signals battalion. Researchable item. Its just been pointed out to me that the 51 could well be an erly TA numbering and would fit well with this being a VIII B issued dog tag as the camp changed designation around 1942.
British RAF Parachute Bag. In good used condition, bag is complete with inner flap , no date but the letters KRA are stamped to the inside. All zipper teeth are present but the lightning marked zipper does not fasten the teeth together. Found in the same clearence as the FL marked German parachute bag ive listed.
British Ranked White Police Officers Steel Helmet. Condition is very nice with most of its original white finish to the outside shell, the Police title has survived with only the usual crazing and toneing from age, the pip has a couple of knocks. The top screw is original to the helmet and tight. The inside shell has over 50% of its original police blue finish, the liner is complete and supple if not some what dirty from being found in a Garden shed, i have not tried to clean any of it, i will leave this to the new owner if they wish, this means that i cannot see a size, date or maker to the liner but its the first patter with donut top pad indicating an early war item, again no date to be found on the shell. The chinstrap is strong and supple, owners initials found on one side.
British Respirator Glasses and Case. In very nice undamaged condition with the owners name written to the inside. These were found inside the opticians cardboard box which is included in the sale.
British Royal Engineers Slouch Hat. A very nice slouch with nice intact body, minimal staining from age and storage, all vent grommets are intact, side press stud i have not tried to open, Newey marked to the inside. The intact puggree has a nice two RE colour banding behind, same colour as the machine stitched RE flash behind the badge. The inside condition matches the outside, nicley worn but complete, leather sweatband has a makers mark and a very faint date underneath, i can see the 194 i belive but the last number, well might be 3 then again it could be 5. Ive not cleaned or brushed this cap as its the way i like them but if wishing then it will clean up even nicer than it allready is.
British Rubber Bullet. Large caliber rubber bullet, metal jacket has a couple of small dents to the top area.
British SFP Zuckerman Steel Helmet. In very nice condition with all its factory finish intact, both front and back spray painted letters are in nice clear condition. Inside liner sysytem again complete and in nice condition.
British SLR L1A3 Bayonet. Earlier long fuller SLR bayonet thats in good all round condition with a good amount of its factory finish remaining, top press stud in working order, blade is very clean with no sharpening and crisp point to the blade. Slight rattle to the metal handle. This example also has letter and number stamps to the top throat of the scabbard. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
British SLR L1A3 Bayonet. This is the later type with short fuller and lack of waist to the cross guard. Condition is very good with i would say nearly all its black factory finish intact. Blade has a full black finish and both metal grips have full markings, date mark would suggest 1967 as date of manufacture. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
British SLR L1A3 Bayonet. In very nice condition with over 90% of its original black factory finish, the blade has nearly all its parkerised finish, sharp tip and no sharpening. Various markings to the metal handle. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
British Tank Pennant. Well it could well be a tank or other vehicle pennat, its field made using what appears to be KD uniform material with a red bird of prey head machine stitched to both sides. Ive tried to find an ''ID'' on this pennant but have come up with nothing so far.
British Torches Pocket,No1. I myself have never come across these before so cannot give you any info on them, would appear to be of use map reading going by the small apeture and orange colour to the lens. Anyway here you have a boxed example, one side has some slight rust bleed to the body, on/off switch in working order.
British Valise Equipment, Pattern 1882 Waistbelt. Leather, Militia. This example is very similar to the pattern 1982 but made from leather. The belt is in used but supple condition, it has its front leather straps and rear buckles. The front universal locket with a Kings Crown is made from white metal so perhaps a militia issue, its had very little polishing over the years so has sharp detail. May i add that the title might well be a bit confusing but the 82 pattern is the closes i could come up with even thou it has a KC .buckle.
British Valise Equipment, Pattern 1888 Waistbelt. This is a very nice example thats still has its leather in a ''raw'' state without any white paint added thru its history. The belt still retains its two front straps and the rear has all its brass buckles, it has a clear regimental stamping to the inside. The brass Victorian buckle has had very little polishing and has sharp detail.
British Valise Equipment, Pattern 1888 Waistbelt. Belt has recived a number of coats of white paint to the front thru the years, the rear has numerous black stampings but i cannot make out the regiments, both front leather straps are present, rear brass buckles have been removed. The front brass buckle still has sharp detail and has not been over polished.
British Waistbelt with Sword Carriages, Staff Sergeants. Victorian. I belive its of the 1890 pattern in heavy brown leather, the condition is very good with supple leather, both sword straps are present and the front buckle has sharp detail.
British Wardens Helmet, No14 W 4A. A very nice variant of the WW2 British Wardens helmet. Black outer paint is well over 90% complete with just a small rust bleed coming thru on the front left hand side of the large ''W'' on the front. The inside is as found, the first pattern liner is in complete condition with storage issues, i belive this will clean up, liner is quite supple and not over brittle. Chinstrap again complete but dirty. Liner and helmet are both dated 1939, never been apart. I picked this one up this morning only giving the outer a slight wipe with a damp cloth.
British WD Marked Vehicle Fire Extinguisher. Pyrene vehicle fire extinguisher thats in very good condition with the majority of its finish and decal to the body, clear WD and broad arrow mark to the top pull.
British WW1 Verners Pattern Compass and Pouch, Both Dated 1916. Compass has clear makers mark and date to the rear including a clear broad arrow mark. The glass is without damage and the brass body retains the magority of its black factory finish. This is a dry example with the inside dial still freely moving. The leather pouch again with clear makers stamp and 1916 date, clouser strap is in strong complete condition.
British WW2 MKIII Combat Helmet. A very nice example with over 90% of its original green textured paint remaining and foilage net. The helmet itself is stamped MKIII 1945 with the screw fitted liner being dated 1944, size 7, and is in very nice condition, The webbed chinstrap is also in very nice condition. The helmet does have what looks like a stacking ring but the net looks as if its been on this lid for a very long time, check the fraying and wear to the net . Its nice to find an example with a 1944 dated liner and a shell thats marked as a MKIII.
British WW2 Officers Visor Cap. Such a pity that this can only be described as an example that might well be used for ''parts'', it has a nice leather chinstrap with buttons, a nice top lining with clear maker to the King and a sound leather sweat band, all can be used to repair another example, the rest im afraid to say is shot!!! May i add that the item will be sent out in a large ''giffy'' bag to make postage as cheap as possible, if of course you wish the cap to be boxed then please contact me for futher postage charges.
British WW2 Soldiers Bible. A large example of the soldiers bible as carried by British military forces. This one is in used condition but complete and the spin is in good order, the named to the front inside to the lady who brought it into the shop, her father gave this to her as a momento.
British Zuckerman Fire Watchers Helmet.1941 Dated. A very clean example with nearly all its grey factory finish intact, liner is in supple and very clean condition, clear makers mark and date. The helmet itself is dated 1941 and maker marked, its also stamped M for medium size. Owners name in pencil to the inside shell.
British, Overalls,Blouse Denim. In very nice close to unissued condition with all buttons and clear inside label. This does need an iron running over it as ive just removed it from a kitbag found locally in some items belonging to a local retired TA member.
Bronze ATS Officers Cap Badge. In very nice complete condition.
Bronze Close Combat Badge, Peekhaus Berlin. REDUCED PRICE. A super clean example with nearly all its bronze factory finish remaining and with super sharp detail. The rear has clear makers details and original rear hardwear. Badge has a nice curve to its body. Now im going to mention the only issue, the back plate is not the original and im not sure what material its made of, yep its priced accordingly. I'VE JUST NOTICED THE SLIGHT CRACK TO THE HANDLE OF THE GRENADE!! THIS DOES NOT GO COMPLETELY THRU THE METAL, PERHAPS DONE WHEN MEDAL WAS ''BOWED'', ANYWAY THE PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED! AMAZING WHAT CAN BE FOUND ON A PHOTO WHICH ISNT NOTICED BY THE NAKED EYE!! ''ON HOLD'' for Gary!
Bronze Grade German Drivers Profficiency Arm Badge. Condition is very good with a nice amount of bronze finish to the metal, cloth surround has some moth damage to the side, paper backing and prongs intact.
Bronze Grade Infantry Assault Badge, Maker FO. An Orth made piece that has a very good amount of its factory finish remaining to its zinc body, clear makers stamp to the rear and its original hardwear.
Bulgarian Infantry Badge of Honour. Other ranks version with good detail and all its finish, top enamel has no damage. The rear has lost its plate but still has its rear fastening washer.
Bulgarian Soldiers Cross for Bravery, IV Class. In very nice condition with most of its finish intact and a good length of period ribbon. The hanging ring might well be a relacement, cant be 100% sure as Bulgarian awards are new to me.
Bullion Canadian Veterans Blazer Badge. In very nice condition and as seen never mounted.
Bullion Navigators Wings, Early BA Issue. In very nice condition and have been removed from a tunic.
Burman Machete, Indian Manufacture, 1945. These types of machete were made using all sorts of spare metal including lorry springs etc in India for allied troopes fighting in Burma. The condition of this example is very good, with clear makers stamp and date to the top of the blade. The two wood slab grips are again in good condition, both having stampings to them. The leather scabbard is complete and in supple condition, this one is dated 43. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
Camillus, New York , U.S.A. Ka-Bar Fighting Knife. Condition is very nice with nearly all of its factory finish to the clip point blade, washer handle is in perfect condition, clear makers details stamped to the top of the blade. Leather scabbard is again in very nice condition. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Camo Pro-Tec Helmet and Optics Mount. Super looking piece with multi colour camo paint to the outside, as found with a tactical optics mount. The inside is used but not abused, chinstrap in working order. Name can be seen to the top strap.
Campaign Mirror. Bevelled mirror held in a copper frame with swivel top hanger, condition is very nice with plenty of patina. Date could be pre WW1 or even earlier.
Canadian Manufactured Tam O' Shanter. Made by the Lewis firm of Nova Scotia, clear label to the inside liner, this example is in very nice condition with no damage and good nap to the material, i would say its a medium size. Two holes were a Scottish type cap badge was. Faint maple leaf stamp inside.
Canadian Officers Peaked Cap. In nice condition and made of very light khaki material, side buttons are both Canadian Kings Crown examples.Leather chin strap is supple. The inside has a very clear makers detail stamped to the lining. Sweat band is complete. One hole to the material of the body near the front.
Canadian Ross Bayonet Scabbard. A well marked example that has no loose stitching, no holes or fragile leather, needs a quick polish and your away.
Canadian SDG Infantry Cap Badge. In very nice condition with its original tartan backing.
Canadian Webely Holster. In good used condition with working clouser popper, Canadian broad arrow stamp and what appears to be a 1942 stamp to the inside.
Cardiff City Fire Helmet. Recently found in the local area is this nice WW2 Cardiff City Fire helmet. It appears to have been an army issue going by the olive drab factory finish to the inside, The outside has recived a brushed coat of pale blue then a hand rendered white ''Fire'' to the front and back, pencil marks can still be found around the lettering. To finish this off is a Cardiff civil defence decal. No markings can be found to the helmet due to the overpaint and the liner has no makers mark, the size being written in pencil to one arm. Chinstrap is missing one end buckle.
Civil Service Motoring Association Car Mascot. Condition is very good with no chips or cracks to the metal body, good red enamel to the Kings Crown at the top, original securing fixings to the bottom.
Cloth Breast Eagle, EM/NCO. Early machine embroidered breast eagle thats in good allround condition, appears to have been tunic removed and once glued in an album.
Cloth German Army Trapezoid M43 Cap Eagle. Uniform removed example that in good condition, some period thread remaining.
Cloth German Army Tropical Breast Eagle. Uniform removed example thats in nice condition, one small tear just under the wing on the left side, some original thread remaining.
Cloth German Luftwaffe Cap Eagle. Uniform removed example thats in good condition, some period thread remaining.
Combat Vehicle Crewman Helmet, Adapted? Sohah? From what i can see this CVC helmet has see some use with a number of coats of camo finish to the body, the internal straps appear to be an upgrade and there are no labels or marking to the inside. Looks like a SF Sohah but i dont think its as thick in the body as expected, but might well ahve been adapted for such use. WAS PRICED AT £110
Comrades of the Great War Enamel Badge. Condition is very good, recipients number and maker marked Gaunt to the rear.
Converted German K98 Bayonet, GI Rework? Super dagger with hand carved wooden handle and the blade from a WW2 German K98 bayonet. Wooden handle is a two piece construction with a aluminium diamond to the center, reminds me of the Hitler Youth dagger handles, no damage. The blade is polished and very sharp indeed, beware!!!!! The leather scabbard might well be a hand tooled example with American type scroll work, the top popper fasterner is marked ''newelly'' This does remind me of American GI type work found on many converted German bayonets during the final years of WW2, but i cannot be certain, its still a very nice conversion!! FOR SALE TO OVER 18'S AND UK ONLY.
Customs Official Visor Insignia. Both the top eagle and bottom wreath have nice sharp detail and both have there fixing pins intact. The eagle is stamped aluminium were the wreath is die stamped from zinc.
Czechoslovak Field Ambulance in England Badge. Super detailed strike with nearly all its factory finish intact, goos strong working pin to the rear and a makers mark to the bottom.
Czechoslovakian Pilots Badge.1950's/60's. In very nice condition with all its factory finish intact, rear has its fixing prongs present and a clear makers mark.
DAF Plaque. Aluminium plaque thats attatched to its period wooden back. Plaque is in good allround condition, could do with a light clean with a damp cloth. The wooden base has its fixing loop to the top.
DAF Werkschar Visor Cap. This cap is built as a true Werkschar example as seen by the smooth middle band, normal DAF caps have a ribbed band. The condition is very good with very little wear. Nap to the material is very good and if there is a small moth nip i cannot find it. Leather chinstrap is nice and complete, visor peak without damage. The inside leather sweatband is named and complete with minimal usage. Inside blue lining again in nice bright colour, under the sweatband a nice clear RZM label can be found. I have named this a Werkschar example and it is but there has never been the usual DAF Werkschar wreath fixed to the front, no holes to be found inside or out , the 37 pattern eagle i would say is factory fitted, its fitted so tight i couldnt even get a slip of paper behind it. So could this be a DAF Walter/Wardens visor, makes sense in my opinion! Anyway Werkschar or Walter this is a nice visor and scarce compaired to a normal DAF ''Festival Cap''. ON HOLD FOR ''J''.
Dagger ''D'' Ring Support Strap. In very nice condition, supple leather clean metal ring, no markings.
De-Nazified German Police Buckle and Belt. RS&S made aluminium Police buckle thats been de-nazified during the early postwar era, details to the buckle front and sides are still sharp, some paint still remaining to the inside. The belt is an original HJ example and is sized for a child, in my opinion the belt and buckle have been together for quite some time.
Der Stahlhelm 1929 Event Badge. In very nice condition with allits period finish intact, original working pin to the rear.
Der Stahlhelm Members Commemorative Badge.1930. In very nice condition with clean enamel to the front, slight dust build up around the helmet. The rear has its undamaged period fixing pin, its maker marked STH, Ges Gesch and 935. A nice example.
Der Stahlhelm Membership Badge. In nice condition with its period fixing pin intact, maker marked to the firm N&H.
Der Stahlhelm Membership Badge. Nice clean condition badge with period fixing pin, maker marked to the firm ''WD''.
Deutsch Jungvolk Rank Insignia. DJ/ HJ Oberjungs Chaftsfuhrer rank insignia thats in very good condition, dark blue background material and silver chevron as not suffered from moth and still has its oeiginal nap intact, metal pip again in very good condition.
Deutsche Reichsbann Carbide Lamp. Just the outer body with this example, its in good condition with all doors present, side panel glasses are missing, clear DR and Eagle to the back door. Displays well or use a candle if out in the dark.
Deutsche Reichsbann Carbide Lamp. Complete example, condition is very good, all glass panels present, green side is cracked, clear DR and Eagle to the rear door, good complete lamp inside.
Deutsche Wehrmacht Arm Band. Good clean example.
DJ, German Youth, Tent Pegs and Bag. Name and Area Marked. Nice early grey coloured bag with double leather straps, couple of small moth nips only, fabric is clean, leather in supple condition. Inside can be found three wooden tent pegs. Added bonus to the set is the matching name of the kid and his Fahnlein number and area.
DJH Event Badge. Great designed badge thats in nice condition with all its period finish intact and period rear pin.
DJH Jugendberg Stahleck Tinnie. Nice clean badge with a sharp detailed front design, rear has its period fixing pin and clear makers mark.
Dr Fritz Todt Award. In very nice condition with all its finish intact with just minimal wear to the high points of the eagle. The rear has a heavy fixing pin and catch and the finish to the back has numerous horizontal lines as found on original examples, i've hopefully captured this in one of the photos. The letters are factory burnished but i had a problem trying to capture this in a photo. A super example.
Drivers Metal Proficiency Badge, Bronze. In good condition with most of its finish intact, backing material is green and appears to have been uniform removed.
DRK Collar Tabs. German Red Cross. Pair of standard DRK collar tabs, condition is good.
DRK Visor Enamel Cap Badge. Condition is very good, one small chip to the top left corner, both fixing prongs to the rear and Ges Gesch marked.
DRL Flag Pole Finial. In very nice condition with a good amount of the silver finish remaining to both sides of the eagle.
Droop Tail Aluminium Buckle and Belt Set, 1937, II Flak 24. This set has never been messed with or been apart since the end of WW2. The buckle tab and belt are both dated 1937, tab also marked to a flak unit. The aluminium droop tail buckle has seen some use with loss of detail to the eagle only, highest point. Both fixing prongs present as is the dated and maker marked leather tab. The belt again has a matching date and is maker marked but i cannot make out the details, leather is supple but never cleaned. If you like untouched items then this would certainly fit the bill.
DSA Sports Award, Steinhauer and Luck. Number 4 Stamp. Quite a scarce sports award manufactured during a very short period in early post war Germany. The condition is very good with all its bronze finish, period hardwear and detailed makers markings including a nice number 4 stamped to the pin.
DSB Sports Award, Steinhauer and Luck. In very nice condition, sharp detail and good finish. Period hardwear to the rear.
Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Officers Cap. In what i would call ''great'' condition with no moth holes or trackng and no staining, the inside again in very nice order with very little evidence of the cap having much service ware. The cap badge is the two prong type and the brown side buttons are Kings Crown versions. No size but would estimate around a size 7.
Dutch Commando Camo Combat Helmet. Purchased from ''Tommy'' a few days ago is this very nice three tone camo combat helmet. The condition is nice with very nice colours to the outside and a nice used liner and working chinstrap to the inside.
Dutch Victory Over Germany Ceramic Plate. In very nice condition with no chips or cracks.
Early British Leather Cartridge Case. Condition is good for its age with the bottom corner coming adrift from the body other than that the leather is in supple condition with all metal cartridge compartments present. I've seen one example for sale before but for the life of me i cannot find it at the moment, i cannot tell you if its Military or an early shooting pouch but its early folks. WAS PRICED AT £90
Early British Submarine Photo Post Card. C12. In good condition.
Early Cloth and Paper Election Tinnie. With the early Hitler election slogan this cloth example has been resewn to the fixing pin, paper swastika has one lift to a corner. Quite a scarse badge.
Early DLV Plastic Tinnie. Well its just a super little badge and one ive not seen before, condition is very nice, rear has its period fixing pin, and a badge ive enjoyed for many years.
Early DRK Leather Peaked Visor Cap. A very early example of a DRK members visor cap with an interesting leather peak, type found on the 'crusher' caps from the era. The condition is good/used with good nap to the top material, one small lose of material to the white waffenfarbe on the back. The central cloth has good colour but has some lose of material behind the leather chistrap, only noticable at certain angles. The cap cockade and roundal appear original to the cap, top DRK insignia has gone, i pressume this would have been the early type. Inside orange lining is complet and still has good colour, leather sweatband has seen better days, peak is sewn tot he cap and is strong but there is a small remnant of glue seen under some of the material. So we have an early example thats in collectable condition IMHO and a variant leather peak to add to the mix.
Early Duetsche Turnerschaft Belt and Buckle. In nice complete condition, some finish to the buckle Intitials remaining considering this would date to the early 1930's its survived very well, cloth belt again in good complete condition.
Early Flying Helmet and Goggles. Leather flying helmet is in good condition, its had quite a bit of use from the looks of it, there are a few scuff marks all around the body but none have gone thru, made a hole. Top button is still tightly held in place. The inside fur, appears to be bear or beever is again in used condition but complete to the visor and skirt, crown fabric area has some damage from use. The original neck clouser has gone with a shoe lace being added at some point. I would say its a medium in size but not 100% sure, no size markings. The goggles are an early French made pair called '' L'EXPRESS '' and again are in used but good condition, the lenses are whole but no chance of seeing thru them, the fur around the edges is complete but one area has come adrift, bit of glue should sort thst out. The elastic band has lost its ''give'' but is complete with a knot just to tightent it around the flying helmet. Anyway, this is the way it came into me so would like to sell as a set, nice good all round display piece.
Early German KSKOV Scharnhorst Cuff Title. This early 1930's cufftitle has at somepoint been pinned to an album of sorts, marks an bee seen from the pins at both ends, the colour appears to be slightly faded but does not detract from the overall look, no rips or moth an appears to be full length.
Early Hitler Youth Sympathizers Badge. Nice early tin badge in the shape of a HJ flag, some of the gold wash has gone from the surround but the paint finish to the front flag is complete, rear has its period fixing pin.
Early Nickle SS Belt Buckle, O&C. A good example, produced around 1932/34 in nickle silver, face has some wear but the details are still sharp with clear Gothic skript motto along the bottom of the central cirular design. The rear has its period fastening catch and rear fixing prongs. Manufacture stamp to the front near the bar for the firm Overhoff and Cie of Ludenscheid, ges gesch is the type without capital ''G''.
Early NS Pocket Song Book. In very good clean complete condition.
Early NSDAP Membership Badge, Ges Gesch Marked. Ges Gesch marked rear on this early NSDAP membership badge, some minor scuffs to the enamel but no cracks, plenty of patina, i belive would clean with a wipe using a damp cloth. The back has loads of patina, no need of a clean!!! The rear catch has a nice variant pin mount which i myself have not come across before.
Early NSDAP Membership Badge, Ges Gesch Marked. In very nice condition with very nice enamel work to the front, the rear has a good strong working pin and a clear early Ges Gesch mark to the pin keeper.
Early NSDAP Pole Top. Made of brass and covered in very nice patina , no makers mark or date but from the design and construction id say quite an early example.
Early Produced 1957 Pattern Iron Cross First Class, S&L. One of the earliest produced 57 patterns by the firm S&L. The outer frame still has its most of the frosting to the bead and burnished outer frame. The inside core has 100% of its black matt finish. Again the rear has most of its finish and a sound hinge, pin and catch.
Early SA Belt and Buckle. Buckle has good sharp detail with a nice amount of its original finish remaining, the eagle design would make this quite an early example, buckle has no dents but a couple of sratches only. The rear has both fixing prongs and catch, the solder work to affix the central motiff is not as nice as some and almost has that cottage industry feel but from the front it can be seen these two have been together since manufacture. The brown leather belt is in supple/used condition and the ''keeper'' is the type found on Political belts. Nice set.
Early SA Standarte, Group Patch 11/74, Static Swastika. A very early large SA Group flag with unit corner patch 11/74 for the Hochland, Nienburg area. The multi piece stitched swastika is in Static form dating this example to very early 1930's production. This flag was once attatched to a flag pole by means of a sewn side sleeve, still there, at some point the flag was upgraded by having SA unit patches added and metal rings sewn to the side, two remain, all this points to the very early production date. The unit patch is in green and edged in bullion, the numbers are chain stitched. There was another patch underneath but it was period removed perhaps when two groups combined.Condition is in very nice with only a couple of small repairs to the red material and some staining from storage otherwise this is a super display item from an early NSDAP time frame.
Early Two Piece SA Belt Buckle. In nice condition with only minor scratches to the outer surface, rear has both fixing prongs.
Early WW2 German Naval Minesweepers Award. Good solid example of an early Minesweepers Award, most of the front finish has gone but the crisp detail remains, the top eagle is the first pattern. to the back most of the silver wash remains, the catch and pin are in good strong working condition. This is an unmarked example. ITEM WAS £145.....
East German DDR M56, Second Model, Steel Liner Frame. Perhaps in unissed condition, but lets say its not been on someones ''bonce'' for long. The outer factory finish is nearly 100% complete but with a couple of scratches from storage, rough finish intact, The pins are tight. The liner has that blond colour with just a tiny discolouring around the front edge, the leather chinstrap is supple and complete. Very nice unissued liner string tied to one of the liner tounges. This is what i call the second pattern as it has the ''Y'' type chinstraps but the WW2 pattern liner with steel band before plastic fiitings came into use.The helmet shell is tamped a size II and has a date stamp 63. So its nice to find a second pattern and one in such nice condition.
East German, DDR/NVA Boots, Cap and Map Case. The three items are in very nice clean condition, perhaps unissued. The boots are NVA marked and size stamped 28.5, the cap is a large 58 and the map case is also nicley marked.
Eastern Peoples Medal with Swords, Silver. MM 100. PRICE REDUCED. Medal is in nice condition with a good amount of its original silver wash intact, the detail is still sharp and the ribbon is in very nice condition with its original fixing pin. The ring is stamped 100.
Edelweiss Over Stamped Luftwaffe Belt and Buckle. A very rare postwar over stamped buckle that apparently were used by the Bavarian Police during the early postwar years. Most examples ive seen are WW2 German Army buckles, this example has made use of a late war steel Luftwaffe buckle, the wing tips can clearly be seen pocking out from behind the edelweiss motiff. Buckle retains over 80% of its original wartime paint, its an unmarked example. The leather belt again an original WW2 example and from the condition i would say these two ave never been apart. These buckles do not turn up very often.
Edwardian ''Cutlery'' Gentlemans Dirk. Small dirk with whats known as a cutlery handle, the condition is well used but collectable. The handle is dent free and the cross guard is unbent, the blade is good but has some rust bleed coming thru, makers detail stamped to the top of the blade under the cross guard. The original leather scabbard has seen better days and as seen in the pics the tip has come adrift.
Egg Grenade Funnel Conversion. This half of a WW2 German egg grenade has been converted in the 50's to a small funnel, details can be seen stamped to the body.
Eiserne 47.Res.Division Badge. Made of zink and with clear sharp detail to the front, clear battle honours to the rear and a good working pin and catch. These regimental badges are quite neat and can be found in period photos being worn on the recipients field uniforms and caps.
EM/NCO German Leather Cavalry Boots. Cavalry boots that are in very nice condition with supple leather and no loose or open stitching.The leather soles are wood pegged to the body and both inside cloth puls are functional.To the top of both boots is a faint RBnr. They measure 18.5 inches from the top to the sole and 12 inches from front to back. With no leather backing to the inside id say these are NCO or OR's example.
EM/NCO Visor Cap Insignia. A super clean pair of insignia for the visor cap, all detail is crisp and finish is bright, all fixing prongs present.
Ethiopian Officers Peaked Cap, British Made. Officers cap for an officer in the Ethiopian military made by the British firm of Gieves. Cap is in nice condition, some loose stitching to the front crown area only, very nice metal cap badge, good used lining.
Federal Republic of Germany Order of Merit, commander and Breast Star, Both in Boxes of Issue. Steinhauer & Luck. Both orders are in great condition with no damage to the enamel or knocks to the metal work, ribbon is complete and has both fastening buckles to the back, the star order has a Silver 800 mark to the rear under the catch. The boxes are in good condition, complete with only the minimal of wear, both have the makers stamp to the rear for the firm Steinhauer and Luck. Nice examples of the highest awards bestowed by the Federal Goverment.
Female Youth Work Camp Card, RADwj. Card as sent out by the female youth during there service in the RADwj. Condition is good.
Feuerschutzpolizei Late War Side Cap. HJ Related. In very nice condition with one or two very small moth nips, no tracking and nap to the material in good condition, black lining to the inside is size stamped 54. When i bought this cap i had it for displaye with the special HJ fire fighters tunic as seen in period photos, all thats needed is the silver woven Police eagle for the front or HJ diamond.
Feuerschutzpolizei Officers Uniform Grouping and ID booklet. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS..............................
Feuerschutzpolizei Officers Uniform Grouping and ID booklet. A really nice set that was recently found in a house clearence in Germany. I was lucky enough to purchase the cap, tunic, belt and the owners ID card with a very clear picture of him wearing this exact uniform. The jacket i would date to the early 30's from the cut with 3 neck hooks to the collar, no insignia was worn on the arm from what i can see. The uniform material is without moth holes and has survived in super condition, perhaps his ''walking out'' set. The clear makers label to the inside is the very same found in the cap, now thats a nice touch! The cap is again in super condition with a nice variant chinstrap with buckle and clouser holes, and yes its the same cap as seen in the picture. The first pattern cap badge has been sewn on to the cap, i could have removed and added a replacement with pins but i belive this was period done, well thats my honest opinion. The cap as mentioned has the same makers label as the uniform. The belt is in unissued condition with supple leather and the two part steel buckle again in the same condition , it was also found with the group, its not an officers example as seen in the picture , perhaps an earlier belt of his. Lastly is his ID book with clear photo of the owner in this uniform, its dated 1934. I was not lucky enought to purchase his WW1 ID book and dog tags but he was awarded the iron cross second class and black wound badge. Great to find a uniform grouping with an ID.
Field Flash Light, Daimon Telko. In very nice clean condition, some small abrasions to the factory paint , supple rear leather hanging tabs, clear glass and the inside looks as if an added battery and your away. I belive these Ambulancia torches were issued to Luftschutz members.
Fighting Knife, Dagger. W.H.Fagan. Leather ring handled fighting knife made by the firm Fagan. Condition is very good with a sharp edge and original tip, some staining . Leather ring grip in sound condition, tight with no dryness, top pommel has no damage. The leather scabbard again in good condition but with loose stitching, metal staples keeping the scabbard together. This is the type of dagger seen being sharpened by a GI in an interesting photo taken just before D-Day. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
Finnish M/28-30 Bayonet. Condition is very good with a nice wooden hadle with no damage just a bruise or two, metal pommel and crossguard have some staining, crossguard stamped with an ''S'' and some numbers stamped to the metal edge of the handle, top button in working condition.The blade is maker marked Hackman and is in good + condition with minor pitting and one tiny nick to the point area, other than that its very clean. The black metal scabbard is dent free and has most of its period finish, paint loss area has darkened with patina. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Finnish M27 Bayonet. Hackman. In very good condition with no pitting to the steel mounts and nice wood grips. Grips are held on by domed rivets, no oil hole to the pommel.Tang has its rifle number stamped in. Blade is clean and has a clear Hackman stamp under the cross guard. Steel scabbard has all its finish and no dents. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's ONLY. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE THAT BAYONET WILL BE SENT OUT AT THERE OWN RISK DUE TO DIFFERING CUSTOMS REGULATIONS. PAYMENT WILL BE BY PAYPAL FRIENDS AND BANK TRANSFER ONLY.
Finnish Nord Front Cross, 1941-43. A nice worn enamel Finnish Cross, the white central enamel has one knock just above the Nazi flag and a tiny one just above the letter ''J''. The blue enamel to the arms is in mice condition with one tiny knock to the left arm, slight bend to the top left. The metal body has patina and sharp detail. The rear has its original fixing disc. A good example of an award issued to both Finnish and German troops.
First Model DRL Sports Award. Super condition, no issue example, Nurnberg makers stamping to the rear.
First Pattern Black Wound Badge. Non magnetic example with over 80% of its original factory finish intact, rear has its period catch and pin.
Five Clay WHW Character Heads. Five WHW tokens from the same series, condition is very good with only slight paint loss, im afraid all back pins have gone exept for one badge.
Five WHW Knights Cross Winner Booklets. Five are in very good condition and all are complete.
FN-FAL Type A Bayonet, Argintine. Condition is very good used with a good amount of its original finish, wooden grips are complete with only slight knocks, blade has most of its parkarized finish intact. The scabbard again in good used condition. This comes with what appears to be a 70's British frog and i pressume added later at some point, im of the opinion this is an Argentine example going by the rear button and numbering to the top pommel. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
Four Large Period Italian Press Photographs. Mussolini. Condition is very good, sharp detailed images with good detail. Two have press labels to the back, one British and one Italian.
Four Place Ribbon Bar, WW1 and WW2. In very nice condition, ribbons are WW1 Iron Cross, Hindenburg cross, War Merit with swords and the Czech flower war. Period fixing pin to the rear.
Framed Mothers Corss Portrait. Super photo portrait of an old lady wearing a mothers cross, period frame measures 13x10 inches, phot measures 7x5 inches.
French Colonial Medal, ALGERIE Bar. In very good condition.
French Combatants Cross. 1914-18. In nice condition with this example being maker marked on the back.
French Kevlar Combat Helmet. Condition is very good with a clean cover and strapping, French maker mark to the inside.
French NCO M34 Dress Dagger. In very nice condition with a clean blade thats marked to the top with makers initials R.R.C. The composite grip has no damage, brass squared off fittings have no dinks or scrapes, small ''D'' type fitting above the cross guard has not been pushed in, i belive this was used to secure the portee and the top square tang nut appears not to have been tampared with. The nickle finished blade has no chips and has only a couple of minor marks with a slight covering of grease. The top spring to the blade to secure the dagger into the scabbard is in working condition. The scabbard is covered in a dark blue/black leather and is in very nice complete condition. A good example.
French Padded Paratroopers Helmet. Inside label dates this example to 1960, condition is very good with no damage to the outer fabric or inner linner.
French POW Post Card, Stalag IV-D. Posted in 1941 by a French POW held in Stalag IV-D, this POW camp was Saxony near the town of Hoyerswerde.
French POW Post Letter, Stalag VI-C. Letter posted by a French POW from Stalag VI-C. This stalag was Emsland Western Germany.
Geko Mk10 Open Face Helmet, SBS and Fast Boat Troops. Nice example in very good condition with the extra bonus of having the inflatable head surround for better fit and water proofing.
Gendarmerie Shoulder Board Pair. Pair of WW2 Police ''slip on'' shoulder boards for a Oberwacht-Meister, condition is very good.
German Visor Aluminium Oak Wreath and Cockade. Very nice condition with no knocks or scrapes to the outer design, central cockade red felt with no moth nips, both fixing prongs attatched to the back.
German ''A'' Frame Bag. In nice used condition, bright colour to the material, all cloth ties present even though one has become detatched, found inside. Only damage is to a corner seam. Inside leather strapping complet but well used.
German ''Short'' Walking Out Bayonet. Nice private purchase bayonet with its original leather bayonet frog, condition is very good with some loss of paint to the steel scabbard, no hits or dinks, the two grips have no damage and the metal pommel and cross guard have some small lifting to the plate, top button working. This one still has its original green felt with no moth damage. The blade is very clean , no loss to the plate finish, no sharpening and original tip. This example is unmarked. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!.
German 1926 Meisterschutze Medal. Large master shot prize medal dating to 1926, condition is very good with all its finish intact. The rear has its working pin and its marked Ges Gesch.
German 1930's Period Bakelite Desk Pencil Sharpener. In very nice condition with no chips or cracks to the body, but with a chip to the rear behind the rotar arm only. Perfect display tem for any field military display.
German 1930's Period Boxed Razor. Condition is very good with some blades still inside the box, perfect for your personal items collection.
German 1930's Period Razor in Leather Carry Case. In very nice condition with a makers mark to the bottom of the razor, leather carry case is also in very nice condition, a perfect addition to your personal gear collection.
German 1941 Combination Utensils Set. In nice condition with three of the items dated 1941 and eagle marked , two having the same maker.
German Army 1935 Dated Brown Leather Map Case. Very Clean Condition. Mint, well not exactly, its had minimal use as seen by the condition, brown leather has some slight staining from storage, metal finish even has its parkarised finish. All compartments present and tight as are both leather straps for pulling out the rubber and tool. Both rear leather fixing loops supple and complete. Inside has its dividers. Clear date stamp and Berlin makers marks, has the owners name to the inside done in pencil. This example missed the regulations were brown equipment had to be dyed black.
German Army Jager Bevo Arm Badge Bevo quality arm badge as worn by Jager troops, Very good unissued condition.
German Army Oberschutz Cloth Pip. Condition is good with one moth nip, background material colour is a very dark green.
German Army Visor Cap Badge. Cap badge has good detail and original finish to the front, one remaining fixing pin to the rear.
German Army, 5th Company ,Inf-Regiment-29, Bone Souvenir. Made from the shoulder bone of a cow this souvenir was given to a member of Infantry Regiment 29 and signed by his fellow comrades. Someone scratched to the last two numbers from the date on the back, i pressume trying to fool someone into beliving this dates from WW2 but i belive it was given in the 1950's. Wax seal has an Imperial style eagle impressed front and back.
German Athletic Association, Deutscher Turnerbund, Belt and Buckle. Steel buckle thats in nice condition with no knocks or dents only the slightest of rusting to the rear fixing bar and prongs, its an unmarked example. The belt is again in very nice supple condition and its an early type made from higher grade leather as the stamped word ''Croupon'' indicates.
German Bakelite Ashtray and Cigar Holder. Two 1930's period smoking items being a bakelite ashtray, in nice used condition and an advertising cigar holder, presume given out when purchasing cigars at your local shop. Would make interesting display items with your personal items collection.
German Bakelite Cellotape Dispenser Wheel. In very nice condition with clear makers details to the front and a good metal cut saw to the side. Inside is a slight glue residue from some old cellotape, i removed the dead Russian Front fly!! Anyway would make a very nice period item for any field or office display.
German Bundeswehr BGS,GSG-9 Para Helmet. In very clean, id say close to unissued condition with the only lose of finish to the outside being on the liner pins and along the bottom rim. Inside liner again in very clean condition as is the chinstrap, size markings indicates a size 62. A very nice example.
German Childs Naval Cap, Marine. Pre war childs naval cap with ''Marine'' cap band, condition is very good with no moth nips, inside lining is very clean and without damage, nice clear makers stamp to the crown.
German Civilian Winter Forage Cap. This is the type of cap worn by German kids during the winter in the 30's and 40's, i have seen these in period photos of groups of HJ boys during winter fun. The condition is very good, small size as expected. Outside material has not suffered from moth grazing and the inside lining is again in very good condition.
German Dog Tag, RAD. Condition is good, clear markings to both parts, this has been snapped in the past.
German Fat/Butter Container. Orange bakelite made container for fat, condition is very good.
German Feuerschutzpolize Visor Cap. Cap is in very nice condition, nap to the material has survived without moth tracking, two or three minute moth nips which can hardle be seen, cloth body could do with a lite brushing to remove the dust etc. Visor is in strong condition as is the chinstrap, cockade and aluminium Police eagle are in very nice condition. The inside lining is very clean with strong colour as is the leather sweat band, clear makers stamp to the inside crown, has the original owners name in pencil to the lining. A very nice example.
German Field Made Aluminium Cigarette Box. 1943. This example has a hand rendered ''saucy'' front with a couple of naked girls on the beach, rear is dated 1943. Condition is very good.
German Field Made Aluminium Cigarette Case. Field made from aluminium and has hand scrolled work to both the back and front, one side rivet is missing. Found inside was an religious image that will come with the case.
German Field Made Aluminium Cigarette Case. 1943. Good solid hand made aluminium cigarette case with the depiction of a tank on one side and a naked lady on the other, it has the owners initials and dated 1943. Interestingly the ''Ilovan'' trade mark to the inside of the case was a maker of aluminium products during the period.
German Fire Axe Leather Carry Case. If your in need of a nice period carry case to add to your German Fire/Polce display or perhaps your HJ fire service uniform then this one would fit the bill as its in very nice condition with supple leather and no missing pieces, some dust build up from storage.
German Heer 485 Numbered Cloth Shoulder Board Slip Ons. Matching pair that are in very nice condition.
German Heer M35 Double Decal Helmet, Battle Damaged. Battle damaged M35 with two very nice decals. The early apple green has been over coated by a thin layer drab green, brush marks can be seen all over the outside and then another two decals placed on top, this is a know configuration., the inside skirt has also had this overpaint.The original apple green can be seen to the inside crown. The Heers decal rates at 95% complete with good age crazing all over, the laquer has run perhaps from the heat produced during the damage. The national shield rates at around 90% with age crazing. The helmet shell has had one hell of a strike which has managed to squeeze the lid from both sides, numerous scars can be seen on the helmet shell. The shell is maker marked SE64 and has a lot numbe to the rear, 3437. The liner frame is the early single banded aluminium type, leather is complete and in good condition but darkened by use and has the remains of blood soaking to the rear side . The liner has a regiment stamp to the inside. The remains of the chinstrap can be found to both ''D'' shape bales. This double decal helmet is a very nice example and one that shows what these soldiers could experience during combat. One from my personal collection as ive just added 2 other example and cannot afford everyone that comes my way.
German Helmeted Soldier Bust, Dedicated Panel, 1935. In very nice condition with the only issue being some scratches to the throat area, finish id put at 99% complete. The marbel plinth has no chips or cracks but has a couple of small knocks to the surface. The front dedicated plaque has clear detail. Bust with plinth stands just under 9 inches in height.
German Hunting Association ''Deutsche Jagerschaft'' Plaque.1935. In very nice condition with all its finish intact, no lose of the dark wash that brings out the design. Ges Gesch stamp to the rear. This example has had a chain added for hanging.
German Kriegsmarine Sports Top Eagle. Top condition with no issues.
German Kriegsmarine Summer Jacket Aluminium Breast Eagle. Made from aluminium and with nearly all its gold wash remaining, makers details to the back.
German M31 Bread Bag. In close to unissued condition, faint stamp mark to the middle strap.
German M31 Bread Bag. In very nice clean condition with no issues.
German M31 Bread Bag. 1941 Dated. In close to unissued condition, maker and date stamp to the middle hanging strap.
German M31 Canteen and Cup. Complete set thats in used condition, straps are a bit dry and the cover has a small number of moth nips and tracking, cover is dated 39 as is the top stopper, the cup is dated 35.
German M31 Mess Kit. In well used complete condition with the body being dated 36 and the lid having a 44 date.
German M31 Mess Kit. In used complete condition with the body being dated 41 and the lid having a 40 date.
German M31 Mess Kit. Late War Enamel. Sorry to say its just the bottom half but its a late war enamel example, its well used with fire markings to the outside , inside enamel is complete.
German M35 and Russian Relic Helmets. Two WW2 combat helmets from apposing sides, both are in relic condition and both have cocussion fractures to the body, both helmets appear to be ground dug .
German M35 Combat Helmet. This wartime helmet started out as a Double Decal army example, at some point, 1940 regs, a coat of ''reissue'' paint was added over the top, then a winter white, and lastly a final coat of paint that had some sand mixed into it. The finish to the outside of the shell is over 97% complete. The inside of the shell retains its first apple green finish, it has a clear 1937 dome stamp to the crown. The liner is complete with no damage and has its original tie string, the liner frame is the first pattern single band aluminium with square chinstrap bales, i have not tried to find the date and maker to the outside of the frame.The skirt is maker marked NS68, big size, and has an early lot number E114 to the rear. The helmet has two names to the skirt. Chinstrap is original to the helmet and has been period shortened. The decal side has a number of scratches, but nothing to detract from the overall appearance of the helmet.
German M35 Helmet, Double Decal Over Paint. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.........
German M40 Single Decal Luftwaffe Combat Helmet. The shell retains virtually all its original rough factory finish, lets say 98% to be conservative, some scrapes and scratches from use. The decal is around 97% complete, one good knock to the right wing. The liner pins are tight and are original to the helmet. The shell is marked for the Quist firm and sized 62, lot number to the rear reads T5151. The liner is in supple condition but im afraid it has recived some rodent damage to four of the tounges, original leather chinstrap is present but the long strap is missing half its length, buckle end is complete. Its a nice example that displays very well.
German Map of Russia, Leningrad! Good sized map thats in nice condition and still with bright colour, marked onto the map are German forces that surround the city. Interesting item. Size is around 26x23 inches.
German Military Plaque. Large sizes wooden and metal plaque,13x10 inches, of a german soldier wearing a military helmet, condition is very good with the only damage being some of the surrounding wooden beads missing from around the corners, metal central figure in very nice condition with artist name to the bottom.
German Military Sewing Kit. In nice condition with a number of original sewing items found inside.
German Military Undershirt, Vest. Shirt is complete with no holes or snags, one stain to the front, size marked to the back of the neck.
German Military Undershirt, Vest. This vest was found in the same storage as the previous vest listed, item number 54078, its a diffrent model but the same size 4 , this example has the size label and in Roman numerals. Condition is good with no holes. The size i would say is small. Quite a bit of tropical items were found with these vests, German and Italian.
German Naval Officers Breast Eagle. Super condition example with two tones of celleon thread being used, no damage to any area, still has its blue protective paper backing to the rear.
German News Paper, Hermann Goering Cover. 1940 dated with condition being good complete.
German News Paper, SS Front Cover. A good copy of the German newspaper the ''Illustrierter Beobachter''. Front cover has a nice photo from Russia of an SS soldier inspecting a captured rifle, inside has numerous photos from the war and an interesting photo of Stalins son being captured. Condition is good.
German NSRL Membership Pin Back Badge. In very nice condition with all its finish, good working period rear pin and clear stamping, i belive the logo to the bottom is the maker.
German Officers Aiguillettes. Nice period example with no damage to the silver wire braided cord and the majority of finish to both metal end fittings, all components present.
German Officers Fire Defence/Feuerwehr Belt and Buckle.Hessen Nassau. The buckle is brass made with the remains of silver wash to the body, both buckle attatchment ends are also made of brass, the buckle is unmarked. The belt has been stored over the year in my opinion in a shed leaving the leather in ''hard'' condition but complete, some minot pest markings to one area. Still if you like untouched items then this is a good example of a wartime belt.
German Officers Fire Defence/Feuerwehr Belt, Buckle and Cross Strap.Rheinland. Here is a full rig to an officer in the German wartime fire brigade, as seen from the pictures its been untouched for many years. The buckle has a good amount of its period silver finish, both metal belt keepers are in need of a clean, buckle is unmarked. The belt is a good length as is the cross strap, belt is marked to one end. The leather has gone hard but is undamaged and in need of some leather feed to bring it back to supple condition. Again if untouched period items are your thing then this is a good example.
German Paratroopers Post Card. In nice condition with two folder holes to the bottom as found with old collections from Germany.
German Personal Bakelite Torch, Zeiler. Managed to purchase a box of three torches, two brown and one green, two are maker markd to the Zeiler firm, all three are in perfect condition. Price is for one torch but if you wanted the three and box then please contact me.
German Pith Helmet Eagle Shield. In very good condition with most of its black finish surrounding the eagle, the back retains all three of it fixing pins.
German Pith Helmet Metal Insignia, Ground Dug. Interesting shields for the tropical pith helmet, both are in nice condition having survived in the ground since the end of WW2. I have a friend who loves going thru the country of Austria with his metal detector, he comes from the Salzburg area and knew of a site were after the war a full train wagon of pith helmets was set allight and burnt to the ground, diggers have for a number of years visited the area, now an Austrian Military ground, numbers of insignia have been found on the site including SS and Luffty examples, this set is just one he found during the day.
German Police Wedding Photo. Nice photo with sharp detail including the black shako with plate.
German POW Officers Portrait , Cage 13. Named officers portrait rendered on the top of a discarded tin lid, its dated 11/7/45 and has the details of the camp were he was kept, portrait is certaintly done by a person with skill.
German POW, Camp 194, Wooden Love Plaque. Here's an interesting wooden plaque made by a German POW for his loved one, only damage appears to be the window box missing from under the portrait. Camp 194 was situated in Penkridge, Staffordshire. Just to add there is a faint name written in pencil on the back.
German Produced Third Reich Tin Globe. Kirky little German made item being a tin globe produced after 1936 and before the out break of WW2, 1939. There is no date or makers details but Austria is not marked on the map , only Germany, so after the ''anschluss''.Czechoslovakia is on the globe so its before 1939, hope that makes sense? Condition is good with only a couple of small knocks to the globe itself. If you wanted a globe produced during the Third Reich period then this one fits the bill! Item stands around 9 inches tall. WAS PRICED AT £75
German Schutzpolizei Service Tunic. The tunic has been stripped in the past and at some point someone glued a Polce eagle on the arm and ribbon above the pocket, there are a few small moth nips, right pocket and right area on the back shoulder. The boards have gone and some thread can be seen were another set were once added. The buttons are maker marked and matching except one, the missing button i found in the pocket. The red collar tabs, lightly sewn to the material, should be removed as they need to be green Inside lining is sound and it has a clear makers stamp and number code details. Just picked this up from a house clearance were im afraid the gent was not too house proud leaving the jacket with some staining and a few dog hairs, priced accordingly as a jacket that needs restoring.
German Sewing Kit Cloth Pouch. In very nice condition with working clouser popper, clear markings to the front and rear. No contents.
German Souvenir Shrapnel Letter Opener, 1942 Krim. Super field made letter opener fashioned from a large piece of shrapnel, the blade being ground out from the main body. The letters AH have been inlaid to the handle area in a very professional manner. The blade has the legend ' 'KRIM 1942 '' etched to one side. Just the type of item produced at the rear areas, perhaps for an officer.
German State Service Arm Band. In good used condition, no holes or snags. Clear official stamp to the front.
German Surrender Signing Press Photograph. Large press photo showing the German supreme commander signing the surrender of German forces in the north document at Luneburg Heath.
German Tropical Fat/Butter Container In very good condition with the only damage being a slight knock to the threaded area to the bottom, please see the picture.
German Veterans Award, Feld-Ehrenzeichen, and Award Document. The award itself is close to perfect condition with super finish and no damage to the enamel, the rear has clear details stamped to the metal and a very nice strong pin and catch. The document is clean and was awarded in 1934.
German Volks Radio. Condition is very good with no chips or cracks to the bakelite body, the original front material is complet with just a couple of small snags only. The rear has its cardboard back and inside is complete. The radio comes with its original jack. A very nice example.
German Volks Radio. In very nice complete condition, no chips or cracks to the bakelte body, some minimal surface scratches only.The back has good clear makers details and the inside is complete, not to forget the original pug attatched to the lead.
German WW1 Veterans Pennant, Stahlhem Bund, Veteran Bring Back. Pennant was brought back by Lt Col Walter Brooks who served in WW1 and WW2 ending up in the Control Commision Germany, i was lucky enought to purchase some items from his son Major Colin Brooks. The pennant is in very nice condition with bright colours and only a couple of moth nips to the material, both the top clip and rope lanyard are present.Measures just under 13x8 inches.
German WW2 KIA Infantry Wehrpass, Photo Album and other Documents. Demjansk Action. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.....
German WW2 Railway Lamp. A well marked example thats in very nice condition. All glass panels are present as are both side doors, wooden handle has no shrinkage cracks and the wire handle has not been bent. The top is well maker marked and there is a very clear wartime German eagle to the rear door. Inside lamp is in perfect condition . One issue is the removal of the rear hanging prong.
German WW2 Sheepskin Waist Coat. Factory made sheepskin waist coat thats been period repaired using some spare camo pattern fabric, few holes to the body mainly to the left hand side, would look a treat on a Russian Front type mannequin.
GermanWood Chip M35 Camo Helmet MORE PHOTOGRAPHS...........
Godet Buttonhole Miniature Iron Cross and Silver Wound Badge. A very good example of an Iron cross first class, iron cross second class ribbon and a silver wound badge made by the Berlin firm Godet. Makers details are found on the rear silver finished button. Condition is very good with very nice finish to the mini medals.
GRVI Special Constabulary Medal and Ribbon Bar. Medal is in good condition, one good knock to the bottom side, named to William. J. Sole. The ribbon bar was found with the medal so some military service to research.
Guatemalan Special Forces Beret, Kaibiles Ranchers. Banana Leaf Camo. A very nice used example with sun fade to the material, no holes or snags, inside liner again in nice condition with the leatherette type banding split in certain areas.The lining has numerous names written on it, i pressume his friends form the unit? This example i sold last year to a freind as we belive it migh have been Thai, he recently brought it back for me to purchase as he belived it was Honduran, so my search began and i found the camo patter, its a locally produced US ERDL type called the ''elongated ERDL'', or in local speak the '' banana leaf '' and was issued primary to airborne and special forces in the 80's.
Guilt Victorian Officers Belt Buckle. A very nice example with the majority of its guilt finish remaining, sharp detail to the lion and crown. As you might have noticed a collector in the past cut off most of the officers bullion belt for framing. I will send as is in case you would like to get it reframed. WAS PRICED AT £140
GWR Helmet, Landore, Swansea. Interesting ''zuckerman'' helmet issued to a member of the GWR working at Landore railway station/depot during WW2. Condition is very good with the helmet having a good amount of its original grey/green finish to the outside and the stencilled lettering to the front being over 90% complete. Inside lining in nice used supple condition, dated 41 and marked Large.
Haus Der Jugend Tinnie. Never found out what this represents but its in nice condition with a Bauhaus type design and a period stick pin to the rear.
Hawksley Copper Basket Powder Flask. In nice original condition with no splits to the seams just a couple of small knocks to the body. Clear ''dram'' scale to the nozzle and clear makers stamp to the top, finger spring in working condition. The dram scale im finding hard to turn but do not wish to force it, needs a clean i pressume.
Heer Blow Torch Burner. WW2 Heer blow torch in untouched condition, the finish as seen is in need of some TLC, this was found in a box recently, the box could not be saved but i did manage to keep the label, its wartime dated and has all info need for a WW2 example.
Heer '' Cut Off '' M43 Cap Insignia. The set is in very nice condition with two different insignia sewn directly to the remains of the cap, this vet decided that he didnt want the cap so he got his knife out and cut around the insignia , the bit he wanted to keep. Its a gorgeous example of the type of items brought home by British troops.
Heer Kriegsweihnacht 1939 ,JR.7./105, Watch Fob. Nice Regimental souvenir of the Winter of 1939 in the form of a watch fob, condition is very good with only the slightest staining from the metal eagle being polished, i belive this will clean off.
Heer M42 Single Decal Combat Helmet. EF. Another lid from my collection is this EF produced steel helmet with nearly all its original factory finish remaining, just a couple of scrapes here and there. The liner pins are tight with only a slight slip as expected from used combat helmets. The one knock its had is to the left side edge near the front, gives it a nice combat feel. The decal is complete but as found on EF decals the top layer has come away , mainly on the black background, detail is still strong. The liner complete and in used condition, the edges have taken on a dark colour from sweat, a sure sign of combat use. The liner has lost the top layer of finish to areas as sometimes seen on late war leather items, mainly to the edge as has the 1943 dated chinstrap, again a good sign of this helmet never being apart. I have never attempted to clean or treat the leather as there is no need to, it will out last all of us if kept in the right conditions. Size is a 62.
Heer M43 Field Cap, M42 Conversion. This is an example of a M42 side cap that was converted by a field tailor into the much loved M43 field cap. The condition is very good with plenty of service wear and three small moth holes, two to the side and one too the rear. The nap of the material is still good, rough to the touch and as seen the material to the bill is diffrent from the rest. The insignia has been removed postwar . The liner has lots of sweat staining but its complete with one small hole only. Its a good large size as well. Perfect display item.
Heer Parade Belt and Buckle. Two piece aluminium buckle with a very nice sharp detailed front, hardly any wear to the pebbelled body or central eagle, both fixing pins present. The buckle is attatched to a very clean, size 100, leather belt thats in supple condition only only very slight crazing , no cacks.
Helmet, SF CTT, AC900. Described as a special forces helmet this example is dated 2000 and is a large size. Its an earlier pattern with pegs at the back for securing the liner and brass inside nuts to hold the three point harness. Its been used , remants of green paint to the black body and some surface scratching. Inside lining is in very good supple condition,chinstrap buckle in working condition.
Hessen Darmstadt Bronze 1840 War Merit Medal. The medal has all its period finish with sharp detail, ribbon has seen better days.
Hessen Military Medical Cross and Photo in Wear. The medal is in very fine condition with nice finish, ribbon has a retaining pin to the top. The photo, which came with the medal, is not the recipient but nice to find a period picture with the medal in wear.
Hindenburg Cross Button Hole Ribbon. Nice button hole ribbon with metal swords device to the front, only damage is a scuff to the rear button material.
Hitler Youth , Tat Jugend Badge. Never found out what this small metal badge was produced for but the condition is very good with the badge being fixed to the clothing by having a top bar bent over the fabric. Im guessing this was given out during a donation ,fund raising event.
Hitler Youth ,Adolf Hitler School, Naval Work Trousers. Unissued. As worn by the HJ when going thru the Adolf Hitler Schools these naval work trousers have never been worn, nice clear RZM label and AHS stamps, also found are the tailors size markings inside done in pencil. As mentioned these are unissued but they do have an amount od storage marks but nothing major.
Hitler Youth 1936 Sportfest Event Badge. Nice condition tinnie for a sports event held by the HJ in 1936, the badge has all its finish and a good strong working pin to the rear.
Hitler Youth 1938 Aufmarsch, Hein Godenwind Tinnie. In very nice condition with a very nice amount of its finish intact, rear has a good period fixing pin.
Hitler Youth Armbands, Printed Uncut Pair. Two late war printed examples that have not yet been cut and sewn into armbands, condition is very good and are full length, couple of small holes to the material only, colour is strong, white line between both bands used as a cut marker.
Hitler Youth Bread Bag. Condition is very good/used with all football type buttons present as are the straps, inside leather clouser strap is complete but one fastening hole has torn thru. Material has some staining. A faint 42 date can be found stamped to the inside.
Hitler Youth Dagger. Well its in very used condition, perhaps even relic, handle has no chips or cracks, its solid on the tang, nice to see were the HJ diamond has been ripped out. The blade is an early thin type with nice3 clear makers mark to one side, IMO this should have the moto on the other side but have not gone digging for it.
Hitler Youth DJH Jugend Treffen Event Badge. In very nice condition with nearly all its period finish intact, good strong period pin to the rear.
Hitler Youth Shooting Proficiency Badge. In very nice condition with good enamel and good finish to the crossed guns, rear has clear RZM and makers code, pin is strong .
Hitler Youth Sports Award, Leistungen. Silver. Its had a hard life loosing its rear fixing pin, details are sharp and still retains a good amount of its silver finish. The rear has the boys number stamped to the top, its also RZM and makers code marked.
Hitler Youth Tinnie, Fur des Fuhrers Jugend. Nice designed event badge with nearly all its silver finish to the front and back, period fixing pin to the rear.
Hitler Youth, DJH Opfertag Tinnie with Makers Paper Label . Very nice DJH event badge with nearly 100% of its period finish and nice period rear pin, this example has a very nice makers label with the name of the maker from Munich.
HJ 1933 Nurnberg Treffen Tinnie. Scarce badge for an event held in Nurnberg in 1933. Made from solid bronze and with sharp detail, some of the silver finish remains. Rear fixing pin in working condition, pin retainer being Ges Gesch.
HJ 1934 Gebietsaufmarsch Teilnehmerausweiss. Nice document given out to a member of the HJ for participation in an event held in the Frankfurt area in 1934. to the front is an image of the tinnie he would have had for this event. Condition is very good.
HJ 1942 Sports Event Badge. Made from plastic and still retaining most of its silver finish and detail, rear has its period fixing pin.
HJ Aufmarsch Gebeit 13 Tinnie. In very good condition with a good amount of its period finish remaining, original stick pin fasterner to the rear.
HJ Booklet, Jugend and der Werkbank. In nice complete condition.
HJ Dagger Conversion. A well converted RZM dagger into a fighting knife. As seen there's not much left from the original dagger but the blade has quite a clear stamp to the blade and the metal scabbard is a period piece. When was this converted i can hear you say, well i have'nt a clue but its not a new conversion! And it looks quite neat. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's.
HJ Flak Helpers Victory Photos. Nice photos showing a group of Luftwaffe flak members , mainly HJ flak helpers, bringing in there war trophy, a shot down allied fighter/bomber.
HJ Jugendberg Monschau, DJH. Good condition with sharp detail, rear has lost its pin, makers details are clear.
HJ Leather Woggle. Nice used woggle for use with the Hitler Youth black service scarf, this one shows nice age and patina, not an example thats been made yesterday.
HJ Membership Badge, GesGes RZM33. This is a transitional example thats in nice condition with just one small crack to one end, the back has its period fixing pin.Of interest is the use of both the marks GesGes and an RZM mark,the style used,RZM33, i have not seen before.
HJ NSFK Glider Proficiency Book, Model Glider Plans and Metal Glider Model. The booklet starts with his training in 1939 and finishes around March 1940, nice front photo of the lad wearing an early HJ shirt, rear has his due stamps, condition is complete and in nice condition. The glider model plans are in good used condition with some splits along the seams as expected from used paper plans. The large detailed glider model appears to be made from aluminium with a coating of some sort, glider is attatched to its base by an arm that swivels freely. Scratched to the base is a 39 date with some initials ''AB''.
HJ Reichs Sport Wettkampf 1938 Event Badge. Made from pressed cardboard this example is in very good condition with sharp detail and good colour, rear has its period fixing pin.
HJ Reichs Sport Wettkampf 1939 Event Badge. Made from pressed cardboard the front design is perfect, its clean and has crisp detail, makers mark to the right side. The rear however has had a replacment pin.
HJ Reichs Sport Wettkampf 1939 Event Badge. Made from pressed cardboard this example is nice with good detail and colour, the rear has its period fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, 1934 Bann-Aufmarsch 66. In very nice crisp condition, rear has its period fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, 1937 Gebietsaufmarsch Nordsee. In very nice condition with clear makers details and fixing pin to the rear.
HJ Tinnie, 5th Kampfspiele, Nordsee. Plastic event pn thats in very nice condition, some marks to the front but i've never tried to clean it up, rear has clear makers mark and period fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, Ansbach Banntreffen, 1933. Metal vevent pin thats in very nice condition with the majority of its finish intact, rear has its period fixing pin thats marked Ges Gesch.
HJ Tinnie, Fur Des Fuhrers Jugend. In very nice condition with just one small blemish near the diamond, i belive this will clean away. Rear has a good solid fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, Kampfspiele Der Schab Hitler Jugend 1938. In very nice condition with all its silver finish, sharp detail and period fixing pin to the rear.
HJ Tinnie, Kampfspiele Der Schab Hitler Jugend 1939. Well i belive its from the same event held in 1939 but without the details written to the front as the 38 version, same design to the background. Clear RZM mark to the rear and period fixing pin. Sharp detail and full finish.
HJ Tinnie, Obergausportfest,Steirisches,1938. White plastic event badge thats in very nice condition, rear has clear makers,RZM marks and period fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, Sporttag Nordsee,1936. In very nice condition with nearly all its period finish intact, rear has a good working period fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, Studentische-Erntehilfe,1939. Ive had a number of these over the years allways trying to upgrade as these do suffer from zinc pest, well this is the one that ended up in my collection and its in very nice condition with the majority of its silver finish intact, the rear has clear makers details and its original period fixing pin.
HJ, DJH Paper Arm Band. Donation Tin Wrap Round!!! Ive never seen these before and managed to my hands on three examples that are in good condition, some minor staining only. When these were found recently during a house clearance in Germany my friend belived they were unfinished paper flags but i myself belive these are paper arm bands perhaps given to participants during an event, being held to the arm by a safety pin? They do conform to arm band size. Mmmmmmmm..... Well im allways learning, thats the fun still in this game, these appear to be paper wraps for the donation tins!!!!!Cheers Col.
HJ/BDM Landjahr Uniform Sleeve Triangle. In unissued condition with its RZM paper label to the rear.
HJ/DJ Magazine. Great cover, some nice photos inside including a good shot of some BDM girls holding an early DJ pennant. Condition is very good, complete.
HM Customs Cap And Beret. Both cap and beret are in nice condition.
Home Front Large First Aid Bag and Contents. The grey waterproofed grey bag is in very good condition with no holes or tears, the only issue is the lose of both leather clouser straps. The carry strap is complete and appears to have never been used. The inside is full, complete, with numerous first aid items and it would appear that this first aid kit has had little use. Of interest is the complete set of wound tags and attatched pencil. Would make a great Home Front display.
Home Guard Haversack. This example is in used condition, no holes but some rust staining, no inner markings that i can find. Strap is complete with no weakness.
Home Guard Leather Bayonet Frog. In very nice supple condition with complete top fixing loop, marked with a number 1.
Homefront Cloth Helmet Carrier. Scarce cloth carrier for the steel helmet as used by many on the homefront. Condition is complete and good, some slight usage around the outer edges but nothing large, elastic is still pretty good were it fits around the helmet, carry strap again in good complete condition. This will be nice on display but i would not advice using it to walk around the bombed out buildings during your next show. Helmet is of course not included.
Ich Helfe Der Jugend Des Fuhrers. Nice early badge thats in nice condition, clear makers marks to the rear and period fixing pin.
Imperial and Third Reich Medal Bar of Three. Nice medal bar of three medals for a person who served in WW1 and did service during WW2. All medals are in very nice condition as is the rear backing cloth, fixing pin in sound condition. An extra bonus id the nice enamel pin found fixed to the ribbon, perhaps a regimental pin.
Imperial Austrian Brass Belt Buckle and Leather Belt. Brass stamped buckle has good detail with just minimal wear to the hight spots, the rear has both its fixing prongs and catch. The belt and keeper are off the Austrian style with a faint makers stamp to the inside, its in very good supple condition. Nice set and much harder to find than the normal Prussian examples.
Imperial Battleship SMS Hessen First Prize Cannon Drill Goblet. Interesting pewter goblet given as a first prize on board the Battleship Hessen who during her long service life fought at the Battle of Jutland. Goblet is in very good condition.
Imperial German 7.65mm Leather Pistol Holster. In nice supple condition, couple of stitch repairs to the brass rivet section, the clouser strap is complete but i would say will not stand up to opening and closing if using as a reenactor but as a display item its sound. The inside has a nice ink and there is a clear crown stamp to the outside.
Imperial German Aluminium Trench Made Mess Tin With Inscription. Large front made mess tin with hand rendered dediction around the centre and unit numbered to the lid and the bottom of the tin. Incription i belive states with the help of God then he will return home, well thats a loose translation.
Imperial German Army Service/Memory Stein. Krug. Very nice WW1 stein with no damage, nice raised images around the circumference the front having three soldiers cradling some pigs, underneath it say ''THE GOOD CATCH''. Half litre size.
Imperial German Cavalry Ceramic Souvenir , 1915. In the shape of a horse shoe with a nice hand painted image of a German cavalry man on horseback with lance, owners name to the bottom with the dates 1914/15. To the back is the artists name and a hanging loop has been added. Condition is very good with no cracks or chips.
Imperial German Cavalry/Mounted Dispatch Riders, M1897 Schirmmutze. A quite pretty Imperial visor cap to one of the Cavalry branches, its in very nice condition with good bright colour and fine nap to the material, some slight staining to the top, would clean with little effort. Cockades are period and original to the cap, visor is in sound , strong condition with a slight craze. The inside is again in nice order with eveidence of this cap having seen service, nothing missing and leather sweatband in nice complete condtion.
Imperial German China Expedition Medal. 1900/1901 campaign medal awarded for service during the war in China. Medal is in nice condition, good finish and very sharp detail. No ribbon and it would appear that the ribbon ring is period but the small ring attaching the medal to the ribbon ring has been replaced.
Imperial German Enamel Drinking Cup. In very nice condition with bright enamel, just a couple of small knocks/chips, maker marked to the bottom.
Imperial German Gas Mask Cannister. In good condition with quite a bit of its original finish present, all hinges present and inside has its extra lens compartment in working condition.
Imperial German Husaren Regiment Reservist Schirmmutze. In fine condition with only a couple of moth nips, the colour has kept well all the body of the cap, the visor is sound with good shape. Inside has a nice leather sweat band and the crown has a clear makers details.
Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class, Deumer. A 1920's Deumer made example thats in very nice condition.
Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class, Ring Stamp ''G''. In very nice clean condition, clear makers mark to the ring, good length of period ''next of kin'' ribbon.
Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class, Ring Stamp ''W'' 800 Silver.. In nice condition, some patina to the silver frame and most of the black finish to the iron centre, ring stamped ''W? 800''. Good length of period ribbon.
Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class, Ring Stamp. In nice condition with some patina to the frame and most of the finish to the iron centre, there is a ring stamp but its hard to make out, perhaps its PK. Good length of period ribbon.
Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class, Ring Stamped. In very nice condition, all original black finish to the iron centre, ring stamp is not clear but there.Good length of period ribbon.
Imperial German M1884/98 Bayonet. Early pattern without the flash guard and still with its original leather frog. The handle has slight pitting and has turn chocolate brown from age, the top button is in working order. The two wooden grips have no chips or knocks but has a number of faint lines running down both grips, period done and perhaps a personalisation done by the owner.
Imperial German M1909 GEW98 Ammo Pouch. This example has had a repair with one clouser strap being lost and replaced on the left side, the rest is in good order with straps front and back, clear maker and 1915 date stamp to the rear and two of the three inside dividers remain. Would display fine and has not been reissued to the Finnish army and it would be quite easy to replace the missing strap with a better example.
Imperial German Medal Bar, Order of Zahringen. Found in what appears to be its original cardboard box is this nice four place bar which includes the second class order of the Lion of Zahringen. The iron cross is in very nice condition with nice finish to its iron centre , ring is stamped with a letter ''K''. The order has no chips or damage to the green glass arms or central enamel motiffs, nice finish to the swords and back design. Baden meirt medal again in very nice condition, the last ribbon is missing its veterans WW1 service medal, easy to replace. The back of the bar has its full felt backing and period fixing bar. Nice example.
Imperial German Metal Tube Pepper Container. Do you own a WW1 horse drawn German field kitchen, well if you do and your missing the pepper tube then your luck is in. Condition is very good with no issues.
Imperial German Miniture Medals, Rings and Badges. Little house clearance lot fron Germany this week with three Imperial ''mini'' medals, two brass rings of the type made at the front as gifts/tokens. Iron cross ribbon button, two lapel pins, one collar button and a boken patriotic medal. Also found with this lot is a small cut out from a WW2 paper which mentions a named SS soldier and his Father who served in the military
Imperial German Patriotic Cigarette Holder. Well im a fan of this type of patriotic item and this example is in nice undamaged condition.
Imperial German Patriotic Message From The Front. Neat item sent from the front back home to his relatives, this being three dried leaves with a very nice hand rendered greeting and flag and a silk bow added, all complete with a later period frame.
Imperial German Shortened M1898 Pipe Back Bayonet. Metal fittings to the handle have staining and very little surface pitting, securing button in working order, the wooden grips are complete with some bruising and a couple of knocks, no chips. Top of the pommel has faint crown stamps. The blade has been shortened to a length of 9.5 inches, it has a clear makers stamp and clear crown and date stamp to the spine, this one dates to 1907. The metal scabbard again stained from time with a couple of knocks, the top throat has been redone to take the bayonet. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
Imperial German Small Field Dressing, 1918. In very nice condition, marked in numerous areas and dated 1918.
Imperial German Trench Lghter. In the shape of a Artillery shell and in very nice condition.
Imperial German Uniform Collar Badges. Prussian examples with a good amount of finish to the front, rears have there fixing loops and are matched maker marked. Last picture is to compare size against a period uniform button.
Imperial German Veterans Regimental Decorated China Pipe Bowl, Pickelhaube Top. In very nice condition with no damage and clear decoration around the body of the pipe, it has the veterans name to the bottom and is dated 1910. The top of the bowl has a very nice metal Pickelhaube which flips over when lighting the pipe.
Imperial German Veterans Regimental Decorated Coffee Cup. Present to Mum. Nice large decorated coffe cup with the soldiers details. This appears to be an item sent to the mother of the soldier. One tiny chip to one are of leaf decoration.
Imperial German Water Bottle Drinking Cup. In nice untouched condition, body has no damage or ''dinks'', clear maker and 1915 date to one side loop.
Imperial German Water Bottle. 1918 Dated. Late war example with an ersatz cover thats maker marked and dated 1918, the cork stopper is still present and attached to its strap and the side lace appears to be period and original to the cover.
Imperial German Water Bottle. Regimental Marked, 1915. In well used but complete condition, moth nips and tracking to the material and the metal body has a couple of knocks, well its over 100 years old. Leather starps are complete and in good condition, side buttons i have not tried to open. The top metal screw stopper is nicely maker marked and dated with a 15, its also has a clear regimental stamp.
Imperial Gold Wound Badge. In very nice condition, crisp detail and nearly 100% of its factory finish. The rear has a sound Hinge, pin and catch.
Imperial Iron Cross First Class, 900 and Maker Marked, Paul Meybauer. Very nice example with 97% of its original balck factory finish to the central core , slight rust bleed to the crown only. The silver frame has crisp beading and the two piece frame is tight with no splits, its convex. The rear has its original hardware and has some patina , just above the bottom catch there is a clear crisp 900 and Meybauer makers stamp.
Imperial Medal Bar, Baden. Three mounted medals to a member of a unit from Baden, condition is very good with the Iron Cross being a super example. This comes with its original ribbon bar.
Imperial Period German Tea Lights. Period box of tea lights, good box, sorry but some dealer has written a price in pen on the back at some point, box contains nearly a full box of these lights, just pop into a cup of water and light the wick. Would make a good display for your Imperial bunker!!
Imperial Pickelhaube Carry Case. Black ''board'' made carry case used to carry an Imperial Pickelhaube, its has its original cloth carry strap to the lid and fastening strap to the bottom, there are no dents to the case, the bottom ''lid'' has a couple of small chips to the black paper used to cover the board thats used to make the case, it stands just over 10 inches in height. This would fit an Officers long spike Pickelhaube i belive.
Imperial Prussian Franco War Medal, 1870/71. Good bronze finish for combatants and nice sharp detail, no ribbon.
Imperial Three Place Medal Bar, Austrian. In very nice condition with nice finish to the three medals and all ribbons in bright clean condition, rear has a clean felt backing and good strong fixing pin.
Imperial Two Place Medal Bar. Medal bar with a ring marked Iron Cross and Hindenburg Cross. The bar itself appears to be a home made example, not all veterans could afford to use a medal dealer for mounting medals and i find this quite an interesting piece. The patina and wear marks to the medals in my opinion would suggest that this is a period mounted pair. The Iron Cross is marked HB.
Imperial Walking Stick, Memory of Service. Airforce. A very nice ''walking out'' cane thats in very nice condition, this example appears to have been bought by an Imperial aviator as it has a very nice bi-plane depicted on its top metal handle.Just a couple of mall dinks to the handle. The postage might appear steep but i will have to send this item in a very strong tubular package to make sure it arrives undamged. Or come an pick it up or meet me at a fair.
Indian Army Dispatch Riders Coat. In nice condition, its been used and has an amount of staining but no holes or heavy snags, couple of buttons missing, numerous Indian stamps and stamped along the bottom is the wording ''Made in India''.
Indian BD and Trousers, Military Goverment, SEAC Singarpore District. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.......
Indian BD and Trousers, Military Goverment, SEAC Singarpore District. Uniform set to an NCO in the RAMC who was attatched to the Military Goverment Singapore District. From the theatre made SEAC titles incorporated with the lion formation patch suggest this BD being used around 1946/7 when No 2 Area SEAC was transfered over to the Singapore District Command. The indian made jacket is dated 1942 and has been tailored at the back, condition is very good with a couple of moth nips and a small hole to the back, enough to stick t my small finger in. All insignia has been machine sewn to a backing of BD material and then machine stitched onto the battle dress. The trousers again are of Indian manufacture and are in very nice condition except for another small hole to the crotch area, these are dated 1943, a matching set in my opinion. The only name has been blacked out which is a pity as i would suggest the owner was a veteran of WW2 before being attatched to the General Goverment.
Indian Leather Jerkin. In good used condition, no tears, snags or loose seams to the leather just some staining, all buttons present and both sides have a Madras stamp with Indian broad arrow. I would say small to medium size.
Indian Made Khaki Officers Service Jacket. 4th Indian Division. Jacket is in good used condition with slight staining and one tug to the material. The bittons are the leather football type, buttons for the top pockets and shoulder boards are missing. This example is made from a light khaki material with the usual Indian hand sewn button holes, the bottom pockets are the old style bellow types. The one formantion patch has been removed for some reason.
Infanrty Assault Badge. Unmarked example still having sharp detail but with all finish gone , the rear has its fixing pin crimmed to the top but missing is retaining catch.
Infantry EM/NCO Visor Cap. Nice quality cap thats in very nice condition with no moth tracking or nips, the nap to the material is very nice indeed. The shape to the body has not sunk or misshaped with the front strangthener still in place. The black patent leather chinstrap is complete and the black vulkenfibre visor has minimal crazing and fits solidly into the front of the cap. The two metal insignia are again in very nice condition and appear never to have been removed. The inside liner and interior have seen use with slight staining but there is no damage, top sweat diamond is complete. The owners initials are found too the leather liner with two small metal letters. No size markings but would put this one as a medium.
Iranian G3 Bayonet One of the many G3 variants produced around the world, this one produced in Iran. Double edged blade which is longer than the German examples, 12 groove green plastic handle and a spot welded metal scabbard. Condition is very nice, these Iranian G3's are usually found in beat up condition, lots coming from Iraq after the invasion. All metal, including blade, has over 97% of its original parkarisation, plastic grip is again in very nice condition with one minor scrape. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY....
Irish Vickers Helmet. Vickers made example produced for the Irish army and then used by Irish Police forces after. This one has most of its white paint to the outside shell, couple of small knocks to the top and perhpas a little distortion, quite a few of these helmets that were found had been deliberatley bashed about with a hammer to make them unussable. The liner is the original used vickers type but i cannot find any maker on this one, perhaps on the inside of the band, its distorted but complete with all three tounges and padding. One chinstrap lug has gone, the other still has a chinstrap fasterner attatched.
Israeli Produced Irish Combat Helmet. This example of an Irish used combat helmet is in very nice used condition, named inside to an Irish trooper. Inside liner again in nice all round condition. Ive sold a number of these over the last couple of years, this one differs havng a nice early green combat cover.
Italian 1939 MVSN Dagger. Missing its grips im afraid to say, slight knocks to one side of the handle as if its been used to knock something in, wouldnt suprise me if a British soldier used this as a hammer and broke the grips. So the aluminium hilt is in good condition with the pommel eagle head with nice sharp detail, as mentioned to slight knocks to one side, the blade is very clean but missing its very end to the tip, wonder if the squady was trying to open his tin of bully beef. Anyway the steel scabbard has a good amount of its original finish and both hanging loops to the side. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK ONLY
Italian Ethiopian Service Medal Very good condition facist Italian medal for service during the Ethiopian campain in Africa, no issues with the medal, age toned thats all , im afraid its missing its ribbon.
Italian M38 Carcano Short Rifle Bayonet. Produced after the folding example were found to be non practicle, this one has seen some better days with it having been stored badly over the years, this rust damage can be found along one side. Press stud will need a bit of oil to loosen. The two wooden slab grips are in good condition as is the steel scabbard and the blade has survived without damage and has its full parkarized finish. Worthy of some slight restoration to the one side of the top pommel. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Italian MVSN 10 Year Service Medal. Medal is in very nice condition with id say 100% of its original factory finish intact, ribbon also in good condition.
Italian War Merit Cross and Photo. Medal is in very nice condition, ribbon is complete and in used condition, photo of three WW2 italian soldiers again in nice condition. These came from a friend who collects British WW2 medal groups from the Italian campaign and were surplus to his requirements.
Italian, German Africa Campaign Medal In very nice condition with all its finish intact, ribbon again in very nice condition.
Jackets, Bush Green, 1950 Pattern. In nice condition, no holes, moth etc, could do with an Iron running across it, belt buckle missing, clear readable label and braod arrow code stamp.
Japanese Flag, 21x14 Inches. Nice silk flag thats in good condition, still retains both corner ties, some slight moth, silk is the very thin type .Faint markings to the top on one side, maker or size i cannot tell.
Japanese Flag, 42x27 Inches. Signed meatball thats in very nice condition, silk body has survived without moth damage, the leather tie corners are complete with the strings, the silk is fragile around the leather so i doubt you can fly this in a strong wind off a palm tree!!
Japanese Flag, 70X33 Inches. Veteran Bring Back, Mandated Islands. Large cotton flag thats in very nice condition, some small tears and nips to the white body, the red sun is correctly attached by having the white field removed then the red sun applied. Along the top in pen it states, ''Japanese flag taken Pacific Mandated Islands 1945''
Japanese Good Luck Flag. Silk flag has seen lots of use, has numerous Japanese messages all over, some small holes to the silk material, both leather corners present, hanging ties have gone, Measures 30x27 inches.
Japanese Naval Pith Helmet Anchor Badge. Stamped metal version with both rear fixing prongs present, condition is very good.
Japanese WW2 Pottery Hand Grenade WW2 Japanese hand grenade made from pottrey, a late war economy made item that has survived in very good condition, no issues.
Johnson Western Works Thistle Top Handle Dagger. In nice condition with good handle and supple leather scabbard, blade has some staining , clear makers details stamped to the top of the blade.
Jungvolk Tyr-Run Stick Pin Badge. Pressed tin example thats in nice condition with some silver wash remaining, rear stick pin is period applied.
K98 Bayonet. Condition is good with stained metal work, grips are tight with no damage, top button in working order, blade has clear markings, blade has some staining with no sharpening. The steel scabbard again in good condition with clear markings but missing its retention stud. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
K98 Matching Numbers Bayonet.1942. In very nice condition with clear matching numbers , no damage to the grips, press stud in working condition, waffen marks to a number of places as expected. The only issue to this very nice example are a couple of small dnets to the meatl scabbard and the top throat screw missing. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
KDF Norway Tinnie. Nicely designed badge with a cruise liner going thru a Norwegian Fjord and runic font inscription around the edge, Condition is good with all its finish to the front, rear has a clear makers stamp and workng pin.
Khaki Cellular Officers Bush Shirt. In nice condition with all buttons present, shoulder boards appear to have officers insignia at some point. No markings and i would say its a medium size.
Khaki Drill Frock No2, 1934. In good used condition, stripped of buttons, clear label with what appears to be a 1934 date, i dont belive its 1924. WD stamp near the label and numerous broad arrow marks along the bottom inside. The tag to the inside top is for Angels prop house.
Kings Boer War Medal, Scottish Rifles. Two bar example thats in nice condition. Named to Pte A.Fairlie, Scot:Rifles.
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 1933 Reunion China Mug. 6th Pals. Reunion mug on the 15th anniversary of the 6th Pals KSLI service during WW1, mug is in very nice condition, no cracks just the usual ''crazing'' to the ceramic body, one small bit of paint lost to the top colour banding only. Makers mark to the bottom for the firm Bennet of Burslem.
Kitsch Nazi Maypole Decoration, Sommerfest. Thisexample still has the remnants of its cellophane wrapping, its never been pulled apart and appears in perfect condition. There are two metal rings, five Swastika flags on wooden poles with ball tops and a large number of paper oak leafs. No, sorry i havent tried to put this together as i might not ge it back in one piece. The last photo is a period advert for such decorations and this type can be seen top right of the first page. I belive these were to be placed as Maypole decorations.
Knitted Wool Balaclava. Hand made wool balaclava thats in very nice condition without holes. These were usually made by family members from knitting patterns printed for distribution to the public and sent out to loved ones serving at the front.
Knowill Stiletto Fighting Knife. Both scabbard and knife are in very nice condition, clear makers details etched to the blade. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
KORB Regiment Mk III Helmet. Well its had a hard tme during it life, its dated 1944 to the inside and has a really nice decal to one side for the KORB Regiment. Im afraid i have no idea why there are Roman numerals painted to the front, overseas duty perhaps. The helmet has no liner but does have its original chinstrap, top screw missing.
Kreigsmarine Dog Tag. In good allround condition.
Kreigsmarine Leather Trousers. Super condition set of KM leather trousers, no holes, no loose seams,all original buttons and back strap buckle, small amount of wear to the surface at certain points from storage. I dont belive these have been worn or if so only a couple of times, very nice clear Austrian makers label sewn to the inside on top of the blue cloth lining. Measure 18 inches across the top and 43 inches from top the bottom, a good size.
Kreigsmarine Sports Shirt Eagle. In very good unissued condition.
Krieger Verband Veterans Pin Back Badge. Very nice design, very nice finish and a very nice back pin and catch.
Kriegsmarine 7x50 Binoculars, '' beh '' Marked. Standard pair of 7x50 German naval binoculars that are maker coded ''beh''. The bodywork has most of its original factory finish with only slight wear to the metal fittings, no dents. One side of the optic frame has clear stampings the other has clear code number and large N, the letter M which sits under the naval eagle can just be made out under the factory finish, luck has it that nobody has gone ''digging'', i have added a white arrow to one picture were the ''leg'' of the letter ''M'' can be made out, eagles sits above this. Both bakelite focus caps are undamaged. Now for the issues, they do focus and are sharp with minimal clouding to both sides but when focusing the actual ''oculars''' twist,they do not turn 360 degree as if the threads have gone but undo when focusing, easy repair. Im not an optics kind of fella so if in need of more detail then please call. So we have a very nice displayable set and with little work and very nice usable set.
Kriegsmarine Boatswain Sleeve Insignia. Managed to find a small bundle, all are in very nice condition. I have nine for sale, price is for one example!
Kriegsmarine Breast badge. In very nice condition.
Kriegsmarine Cap Eagle and Roundal. As used on naval ratings ''Donald Duck'' caps is this early cap insignia. The eagle has lost most of its gilt finish to reveal its brass constructed body, the bottom roundal has all its finish and the red felt centre has no moth damage. This one has lost its rear fixing pin. Priced accordingly.
Kriegsmarine Cap Eagle and Roundal. As used on the naval ratings ''Donald Duck'' cap, this is a very nice example with nearly all the gold finish to the eagle. black and res finish to the roundal is also in very nice condition, original fixing pin to the rear, item has slight toneing from age .
Kriegsmarine Costal Artillery Bevo Breast Eagle. Tunic removed and in very nice condition.
Kriegsmarine Minesweepers Badge. PRICE REDUCTION! An early produced example with sharp detail and a good amount of its period finish intact, rear has its original hardware intact with no repairs. WAS PRICED AT £120
Kriegsmarine Sailors Uniform Shirt Collar ''Dickie''. In very good condition, size label to the middle white material, all cotton ties present.
Kriegsmarine Ships Bulk Head Clock. In very nice working condition with no damage to the brass body, all hinges complete and marked 20 as is the locking mount, the rear has a five digit serial number,16620. The back has its full original black finish, some of the black can be seen to certain arears on the outside of the brass body. The front glass has no damage. The front dial has all bright clean silver finish with only a couple of minor blemishes, clear black eagle and a clear serial number to the other side, movement arms are period and undamaged. The clock is in working order and keeps good time, i have not wound it fully, i've given peg just a couple of turns and it ticks away without problems. Not sure if the large key is the original but this is what came with the clock and it fits and does the job.
Kriegsmarine Sports Shirt Cloth Insignia. In very nice condition, does not appear to have been issued.
Ladies Art Deco Designed Tank Compact. Just the sort of item produced during the early period of the 20th century in a very Art Deco form. The front has some loss of paint and slight blister to the front tank central boss. The back has loss of paint also. Inside has lost its mirror and dust cloth, spring works as does the catch. This was recently found in Austria and the design would suggest manufacture in that area.
Ladies Imperial Iron Cross Brooch. In nice condition with some wear to the enamel iron cross, cross is dated 1917 to the bottom arm.
Large 1930's Military Hindenburg Shooting Award, Plaque. A large metal shooting plaque with a nice portrait of Hindenburg to the centre, the top has a flying eagle clutching a sword and at the bottom there are a set of crossed rifles over a portrait of a soldier wearing a steel helmet. The metal plaque is secured to a wooden frame, securing nuts appear to be replacments but may i add the plaque and wooden frame are both original to each other. Measures around 13 inches in height.
Large British Document/Map Wallet, Named, Home Guard. Large canvas wallet for either documents or maps, no markings but it is named to a former member of the South Wales Home Guard. This surfaced recently when a large HG grouping surface in my local area. Condition is very good, all Newey clouser poppers in working order and i belive the pencils are period wartime example, a couple are ''Utility'' marked.
Large British Leather Pistol Holster. In good condition, leather has some top finish cracking and there are no markings, the leather is a not as thick as usually found making me belive this is an early example, Boer War would be my guess and the size would also fit the time period. The only issue other than the surface cracking is one section of stitching coming loose, around an inch in length and something i do not want too get worse from me handling too much at various shows in the future, so this needs a new home. Dimensions in the last pic.
Large British Leather Pistol Holster. No dates or markings to this example but its for a very large caliber pistol, early Webley or perhaps an Adams size, some measurments in the last picture. Condition is very good with strong supple leather, and no loose stitching. The size of the holster would date this to WW1 or before.
Large British Military Leather Gaitors, 1942. In very nice condition with supple leather and straps, all buckles present. Clear WD stamps to the outside and clear ink stamps to the inside. I cannot find this pattern but i tend to belive perhaps dispatch rider.
Large British Revolver Pistol Leather Holster. Military leather holster with supple body and no loose stitching, nommaker or date mark. With the rear hanging buckle to take a shoulder strap and the large size i would date this as being WW1 or before, might well be an Adams size, last picture has some dimensions to help.
Large Capasity Mountain Troopers/Medical Water Bottle. Recent garage find as seen by the condition, leather is hard and split in a couple of areas, will need a good leather feed if wishing . The felt body has survived intact but the side buttons are seized as expected from being left for all these years, no moth holes but plenty of WEEEE grubies to brush off. Nice display if your into untouched items.
Large Crucifix, British Soldiers Send Back. Interesting item thats been sent by a soldier serving in the British Liberation Army, his details are written clearly on a label on the back of the cross, its dated 10/1/45. The wooden cross itself measures 16x10 inches and is in very good condition, the metal figure of Christ is again in very nice condition. Not an item you will find that often. WAS PRICED AT £75
Large Group of British Military Photos. Mainly from the 1950's this group is from one mans career from WW2 till id say the 1960's, he starts his service as a private and appears to have ended up as Regimental sergent major. A number of photos have notes the the back, Burma 1944, Rangoon,Sudan etc. Too many photos to show all but a nice mix of field and service. Must be over 70 photos. No names to be found and the Regiment appears to be Scottish.
Large Heer Prize Giving Photo. Taken in the field, would not suprise me if its in the East going by the surrounding structures, of a prize giving for some sort of unit event. On the table there are bottles of wine, chocolates and cigarettes. Around the A5 size.
Large Japanese Naval Binoculars, 7x50. A very nice pair of WW2 marked Japanese naval binoculars by the firm Nikon, left hand side has the usual pre war Nikon markings, and the central top of the middle spine has a very nice naval anchor stamped to the metal. The optics are in very clear condition and focus perfectly. No size markings but the same size as German 7x50 optics. A very nice example. WAS PRICED AT £250
Large Named WW2 Officers Uniform Grouping, Service Dress and BD. MORE PHOTGRAPHS...............
Large Named WW2 RASC Officers Uniform Grouping. Service Dress and BD. MORE PHOTGRAPHS.......
Large Original Middlesex Home Guard Company Photograph. Very interesting company photo of ''E'' Company of the 29th Middlesex Home Guard, dated 1944. Very nice uniform detail with the added bonus of the ladies of the company weraing the large ladies version of the HG plastic economy badge. Condition is very good and the size is 12x9 inches.
Large Period HJ Leaders Photograph. Great studio shot of an early HJ leader in uniform, nice detail including the early boards, sports badge, leaders enamel badge and gold traditions pipe to the bottom of the area triangle. Photo against the post card for size comparison.
Large Personal Cleaning Kit. Just love this sort of personal kit. Its in very nice condition with all buttons present and no damage to the maretial. The bottom compartments hold two shoe brushes, one is dated 1941. The large top compartment holds a full tin of of leather treatment and two tablets of leather wax/waterproofer. The side pocket has some twine and two different field grey cottons. I would usually class this sort of quirky item as WW1 produced, type sent to the front lines by friends and family but with one brush being dated 41 then ive placed it here in the WW2 section. Anyway folks its an interesting item.
Large Propaganda Poster, Parole der Woche. Or in English ''Slogan of the Week'', this large poster printed in 1941 is one of the better images found on these posters having a nice shot of a helmeted German trooper on the front. The poster is printed on thin paper stock and has survived in pretty good condition considering. Yep there are a couple of tears along the bottom and some small holes to were the poster was folded but when framed these will hardly be noticed. The back at some point has been used to calculate something that neede resolved, sorry but no idea what, and this has come thru in one corner only. Nice poster! Nice Image! Measures around 42 x 30 inches. WAS PRICED AT £120
Large WW2 German Cigar Box. Condition is very nice with light wood without staining and a nice clear TR tax label.
Large WW2 Officers Metal Mirror and Carry Bag. Very nice example thats in very good condition, the bag appears to be made at the front for the officer. Around 10x7 inch.
Large WW2 RASC Uniform Grouping. Service Dress and BD. MORE PHOTOGRAPHS.........
Late War German Enamel Mess Tin. A very nice late war example in enamel, there are a couple of good chips to the body, mainly to the bottom and a couple of small nics to the top, the wire handle is complete and unbent, inside enamel is perfect. No markings.
Late War M43 Cap Insignia Very nice machine woven M43 cap insignia, a late war manufactured item. Condition is very good with no issues.
Leather Avirex A2 Leather jacket. In nice worn condition, supple leather with no holes or loose stitching, all details to the inside clothing tags., good working zip. Made by the firm Avirex in the 80's. No size but as it fits a good size manequin i would say medium to large. Perfect display if you cant afford an original WW2 piece for display with your flying gear or a nicley worn jacket for wearing . Measurments are taken with item lying flat........ Along the middle front from side seam to side seam - 23 inches. Front from top of collar zip to bottom of the waist cuff - 22.inches. Back from the bottom of the collar to bottom waist cuff - 24 inches. Arm from top seam to above the sleeve cuff - 21 inches.
Leather Bayonet Frog, British, 1914 Pattern, 1916 Dated. In very nice supple condition with helve carrier strap and clear 1916 date to the rear.
Leather Bayonet Frog, British,1939 Pattern. In very nice supple condition and yep the top strap is complete.
Leather Bayonet Frog, Czech, 1935 Dated. In very nice condition with clear markings to the rear.
Leather Bayonet Frog, Czech, 1940 Dated. In very nice condition, clear 1940 date stamp to the rear.
Leather Bayonet Frog, German, K98, 1940 Dated. In nice supple condition, faint 1940 date stamp to the rear, one 2mm area of loose stitching to the bottom.
Leather Bayonet Frog, German, K98. In very good supple condition.
Leather Bayonet Frog, German,K98 Cavalry Pattern, 1942 Dated. In very nice complete condition, faint maker and 1942 date stamp to the rear.
Leather Bayonet Frog, German,K98 Cavalry Pattern. In good used complete condition.
Leather Bayonet Frog, Japanese. A leather bayonet frog for the type 30 bayonet, condi9tion is very good, leather is supple and stitching tight.
Leather Bayonet Frog, Polish. In very nice condition.
Leather Political Cross Strap. Unmarked example in used condition, in need of a good clean and a rub with some polish, leather is supple, metal fittings with some surface rust.
Leather Shoulder Holster. In complete used condition, no markings to be found,same shape and size of an american 45 example. I would date this as post WW2 and produced by any number countries.
Lion Head Hunting Dagger, SWD. Would appear to be designed on the German trench dagger with typical blade found on such examples, this one has an aluminium lion head handle with the wordes CONQUEST and BOLDNESS on th sides, the blade is marked HUNTING above the letters SWD. Condition is very good as is the leather scabbard with working fastening popper. This i belive would have been produced for the private market either pre WW2 or post.
LKpS 101 Luftwaffe Summer Flight Helmet. In nice condition with clean material to the body, one tiney snag only. The leather back straps are complete but i should mention i have not tried to open the poppers. The top adjustment strap is held on by the back steel buckle which has lost one end, all steel fittings are rusty .The fastening buckles are complete and both side fastening straps have no issues. Both leather ear pads are in supple condition. The inside rayon lining is complete with a couple of small tears, clear makers label. The helmet has had its avionics removed with the back of the helmet being sewn closed were they were attatched to the body. Displays very well.
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Luftschutze Gladiator Helmet. Vet Bring Back? This was brought in this morning by a gent who recently found it in the roof space of the house he just bought here in Cardiff. Its survived quite well with a nearly all its factory finish but has slight rust bleed coming thru. The decal is , well lets say 40% complete. The inside liner is complete and without damage as is the chinstrap, clear details to the rear of the shell. No i havent cleaned it as im a fan in selling items in the same condition as i find them.
Luftwaffe ''LKpS101'' Summer Flight Helmet. In what would be super condition with clean cloth outer body,no snags or moth damage and all leather straps strong and supple , both poppers working. The inside silk type lining is again very clean with undamaged fur ear pads and both internap plastic receivers present. A clear label stitched to the inside , stamp dated 1938, and a clear makers label with size. So let me now explain the damage! At some point the back electronics have been ripped out leaving the damage seen to the cloth, is this repairable? I belive so and the addition of another loom would hide the damage. If not then its still a displayable item from all sides except the back and of course price accordingly. I pressume the veteran who brought this back ripped out the loom to get rid of all that unsightly wiring and make more room in his kitbag. May i also add that at some point a luftwaffe trap insignia was hand stitched to the front of the helmet, when i asked the relative who brought this about the badge he had no idea when it was added. Ive removed it and no fade can be seen in the material but some small stitch holes seen with a good look.
Luftwaffe Cloth Breast Eagle, EM/NCO. In good used condition, its quite a thick example and appears to be uniform removed.
Luftwaffe Cloth Cockade. This example is the padded type, condition is very good.
Luftwaffe Cloth Trade Patch. Nice condition trade patch with just two tiny moth holes. Part of a small lot that came in off a veterans family.
Luftwaffe Film Reel. Large aluminium film reel used by the German airforce, really nice Luftwaffe eagle with droop tail found the the centre.
Luftwaffe Flak Badge, MM Brehmer. In all round good condition with the only issue being a slight ''kink'' to the top corner from a knock during its life, resulting in a slight lowering of the eagle and swastika., the mark seen on the back, top left, is not a crack. The reverse has its original period hardwear, the lowe catch has been bent over, im going to leave this as is. Clear makers mark stamped to the back. A nice period example with a good life and its priced accordingly.
Luftwaffe Flak Officers Collar Ranks. Matching set is in very nice condition with no issues, recently came from a local vetrans grandson and one of the pieces which did not suffer from moth nips!!
Luftwaffe Flak Shoulder Board. Unteroffiziers. Condition is very good.
Luftwaffe Flak.Regt.22 / 5-Battr Brown Leather Map Case. In nice used condition with supple body, all compartments present, 2 minor repairs to the side stitching which is hard to see. The inside has very clear regimental markings and name and number of an officer. Good Luftwaffe example.
Luftwaffe Flight EM/NCO Visor Cap. BACK UP FOR SALE!!!! Id say this example is in good condition with good shape to the body, material has some moth nips with most damage to the top of the cap, the peak is solid and the chinstrap complete and supple. Aluminium cockade is complet and tight but the eagle has been denazified by having the ''swaz'' removed. Inside is in nice condition with some staining only, clear makers label to the crown. Cap was a recent ''walk in'' by an elderly gent who's had it in his possession for 20 years having found it in the house he purchased that was full of militaria this one having escaped the auction house! THIS CAP HAS BEEN RELISTED AS THERE WAS A NON PAYMENT ON THE DEAL I HAD MADE WITH A LOCAL COLLECTOR. I HAVE ALSO REDUCED THE PRICE DUE TO THE TIME ITS BEEN ''RESERVED'' ON THE SITE.
Luftwaffe Flight EM/NCO Visor Cap. Unit Marked and Named. KG355. Cap is in good as found condition, this came to me with a couple of others that were brought back by a local veteran, it would appear he didnt take good care with storage as the cap had been folded for some time. The material has maybe one or two moth nips only, the front stiffener was removed giving it a nice look, eagle has gone and there was a cloth breast eagle once applied to the area. The cockade has one broken pin to the rear from the cap being folded! Chinstrap is complete and supple. The inside is in good order but the peak is loose at the corners again from having been folded over the years, sweatband is complete as is the lining, clear makers details to the top, inside the lining is the unit stamp a 1938 date and the added bonus of the owners name tag. The unit stamp relates KG 355 that later became KG55 Legion Condor. Ive had this cap for a couple of months sat on a glass head and the visor is getting its shape back, with a bit of TLC i belive this would be an easy restoration.
Luftwaffe Flying Helmet Throat Mike, One Section. One section of a throat mke as attatched to German wartime flying helmets, internal wire still present, mike has a clear FL number.
Luftwaffe GAB , Hammer and Sohn. A very nice unmarked Ground Assault Badge attributed to the firm Hammer and Sohn. Badge has the majority of its factory finish and original rear hardwear.
Luftwaffe Gravity Knife. This example is marked on the blade to the firm SMF,knife and has seen better days with the top spring catch missing completely so the blade doesnt lock , the blade drops when the knife is held in a downward postion. The wooden grips have no chips or cracks, good patina and solid, the rear spike is marked and complete. The blade has seen a slight sharpening, the makers logo is clear and there is no staining or pitting. So a good display item or with a bit of time a good restoration project. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Luftwaffe Insignia including Breast Eagle. Three pieces from a veterans small lot that arrived into my shop from the vets grandson this week , all are a bit damaged with moth nips but price will reflect this.
Luftwaffe Knights Cross Post Card. In good condition, seems to have been cut before being pasted into an album.
Luftwaffe LKpN101 Summer Flight Helmet. Netzkopfhaube. In nice used condition with good leather, good netting and throat mikes intact, inside has nice sheepskin to the ears and inner bakelite cups, clear cloth label. The rear loom has had the ''break coupling'' removed, all buttons present and fastening poppers in working order.
Luftwaffe LKpW101 Winter Flight Helmet. Very nice five panel leather flight helmet with all its avionics, throat mics, leads and jack. No split seams, no scuffs just minor scratching to the surface and supple leather body. All buckles are present and in working order. The inside fur is again in very nice condition with a clear label and both plastic recivers to the earcups. I cannot find a fault on this very nice example.
Luftwaffe Long Service Ribbon Bar Eagle Device. First pattern , down swept, version of the metal device attatched to the long service ribbon bar. 95% of the original silver finish remaining.
Luftwaffe M43 Trapezoid Cap Insignia. In good used condition, appears to have been removed from a cap.
Luftwaffe Oatmeal Fatigue Jacket. Unissued . In unissued condition and as expected in super condition with textbook details, all brown buttons present, clear makers and size details stamped to the inside, no damage. The photos might well give the impresion of staining but this is due to the poor winter light and the way the material is slightly crumpled from storage only.
Luftwaffe Officers Collar Rank Tabs, Flight /Para. Matching pair of Hauptmann collar tabs in very nice condition, some nap has gone to the face of the material. Yellow backing for Flight crew or Paratrooper.
Luftwaffe Pith Helmet. Second pattern Luftwaffe pith helmet in nice used condition. The metal eagle has good detail, the tri colour shield is missing. The leather rim has just a couple of small tears only. The inside has a good used lining with the leather sewat band having seen lots of use, good amount of salt marks from sweat on the inside green material. Under the sweatband has some markings but these have faded. Chinstrap missing.
Luftwaffe RBN Numbered Bread Bag Strap. In very nice clean condition with only minor storage marks, metal fittings have good factory paint finish and supple leather ends, clean RBN numbers.
Luftwaffe Single Decal M40 Combat Helmet, EF64. Helmet retains over 90% of its original rough finish, some rust coming thru and some white paint spatter.The decal rates at over 80% complete with a few minor knocks. The liner pins are original to this lid and have never been removed.The shell is stamped for the firm EF and is a size 64. The inside liner has seen better days , its complete but has come away from the liner band in a couple of areas. The chinstrap does not look like a German produced one, its the one that was on there when i purchased this for my collection a number of years ago , i felt no reason the remove it. What i liked was the distinctive curve to the front lid as found on EF helmets and the darker patina around this area from the soldier taking it on and off his head, even with the damage to the liner this helmet displays very well and is an example that saw lots of combat.
Luftwaffe Single Decal M42 Combat Helmet. KIA. Another lid that has to find a new home, purchased a few years ago from an American member of a well known Militaria forum. The helmet was purchased from the veteran who whilst serving during WW2 took this helmet to remind him of a sad episode were he and his unit were clearing out a village at the end of some action when a young lad in Luftwaffe uniform suddenly appeared in front of him brandishing a shot gun, the lad was instantly shot dead, the veteran wasnt sure if he was surrendering or had other intentions, he kept the helmet . Now for the helmet itself, it has the majority its original rough paint finish remaining, some scrapes here and there, the pins are original to the helmet, they have some paint loss, the inside again has most of its finish intact. The shell is stamped ET62 and has a lot number 362. The decal rates at over 80% complete with some loss to the wings and one scrape across the body. The liner has been torn out with the remaining piece at the back having some blood stains, the marks to the steel inside would also suggest blood staining. The long end of the chinstrap remains in supple condition, its not marked. If your a lid collector im sure you will understand how certain helmets ''talk'', this one just reminded me why i really like to collect combat lids, it will still fit in nicely on my shelf.
Lufwaffe Cloth Breast Eagle. Does not appear to have been issued, condition is very good.
Luxor Type Flying Goggles. RAF In very nice condition with clear lenses and aluminium frame, the padded surround is still supple. The headstrap has lost some of its elasticity but has strenght, both fastening buckles present. Allthough there are no markings these have the ''Luxor'' design. Lots of early pictures of RAF flyers wearing this type around the time of the Battle of Britian.
M35 Factory Reissue Single Decal Combat Helmet. A very nice M35 helmet with well over 95% of its factory rough ''over paint'' to the outside and 100% rough finsh to the inside. The deal rates at 38%, the damage in my opinion is down to the decal having been placed on top of this rough coat and not being laqured. The liner is in very nice supple condition still having its original tie and the zinc liner band is as expected for a factory reissue. The supple chinstrap is maker marked and has partial date, by all appearance its original to this helmet. A faint Q mark can be seen but no size and no lot number seen under the paint, id say its a size 64. Dave Shirlin has an exact type of lid on his great helmet site at the moment.
M35 Luftwaffe Camouflage Helmet. This is an SE66 produced shell which has had a base coat of tan applied firstly over the original factory finish, then at some point a two colour brush stroke was applied over the top, green and brown.The camo coating remains 80% intact with most of the damage to the crown. I cannot find an trace of decals under the paint. The liner shows moderate wear, its intact and sound, liner pins are tight with washers, liner string is period and i belive original to the helmet. Displays well and if your a brush stroke fan then the way the two colours have been applied should tick your boxes. Lot number appears to be 874 maybe 074.
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M35 No-Decal Combat Helmet. Typical Quist factory finished no decal M35 helmet with over 95% of its original matte finish intact. The liner show moderate wear and the 1942 dated chinstrap is in very nice supple condition, it appears to be original to the helmet. The lid is stamped Q64 and has a lot number 2905 at the rear. A neat example. As a side note i purchased this lid around 10 years back in a small shop in the city of Graz, Austria.
M40 Two Tone Sand Camouflage Helmet. This is an ET66, Lot Number i would say is 4959, making this a Heer example that has been covered with a two tone green sand finish. I cannot make out a decal as the finish is strong in this area. I would say there is over 80% of the sand finish remaining.Slight rust bleed to one small area on the crow. The leather liner is in supple condition , no tie string. The liner pins have not been tampered with but are slightly loose from combat wera, they are all 1940 dated. The chinstrap is supple, full length and maker marked with a date 1941.
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M42 Single Decal Army Helmet, ET Production. Here is a great example of a WW2 German combat helmet, a single decal M42. The original paint finish remains in very nice condition with good texture and matt apperance, lets say well over 90% remaining. The decal remains at over 80% with a couple of knocks to the body, from the picture the beak looks a bit ''off'' but its had a tiny knock to the bottom, ive added one photo with some colour enhancement to try hand show the beak area, pictur 2 in the ''additional photos'' section . The liner pins are original to the shell and have not been re-bent. The liner shows moderate wear and in complete condition with no pulls, i have not checked any date to the steel band as its tight to the wall. The chinstrap has a makers stamp and IMHO original to the helmet, its supple with no weakness. The shell has a faint ET makers stamp but no size marking can be made out, id say a 68. The neck area has a again a weak hit and i can make out 3 digits only. I would say that this is a very clean example and new to the market.
M42 Wire Sea Relic Helmet. This example i purchased last year to study the way the wire was attatched to the helmet, interesting that the wire is a plastic covered type, perhaps a phone line and has been attatched the chinstrap bales. Anyway it would appear to have been found from a water sourse, river or ocean, there are numerous shells to the inside and grass growing on top of the lid. Makes a great display and the shell is sturdy enough. Hey if you want a German combat helmet with no doubt that the wire was period applied then this one fits the bill.
Machine Woven Breast Eagle. Unissued example thats in nice condition.
Marksmens Lanyard. In very nice allround condition, very little tarnish to the silver aluminium braid, rear cloth to the top badge without moth damage and the stamped oak leaf and eagle wreath with sharp detail. This an a number of shoulder boards were found recently, the pip holding the two ends is the way i found them, i will leave removal to the new owner if they wish.
Medical Officers Shoulder Boards. Matching pair of sew on boards with good Russian braid, matching pips and cypher, waffenfaber also pretty good but the underside has damage.
Mein Kampf, English Edition, National Book Association. Pre war English edition printed by Hutchinston and Co. Condition is complete, some staining to the outside spine, inside front fly sheet has been ripped out, perhaps it was dedicated to someone.
Merchant Navy Captains Peaked Cap. Well this one certainly has the ''look'' of an old salty sea dog, its defenetly been there with the inside lining removed giving the cap a floppy type appearance. The outside has a couple of small holes on the back and a finger size hole at the front, cap band has a nice used MN cap badge and the scambled egg to the peak has taken on some patina, as mentioned the insde linning has been removed. The leather sweatband has a makers mark for Alexandria. Supper display piece and with a white top cover it would sort out the minor damage to the top.
Merchant Navy/Line Captains Peaked Cap. In very good condition with some silight wear to the cloth peak and the body free from moth damage, front bullion isignia again in very nice condition. The inside has a bright silk type lining, coming adrift from the front area, leather sweatband is complete and supple, no markings. Cap is slightly miss shaped from laying in a box of other items for a number of years.
Military Hat Makers Advertising Hand Mirror. Neat little hand mirror most probably given out by the hat maker to customers etc. Size is small, fits into the palm of your hand. Would be a nice item to add to an officers kit or nest to a mutze from this maker.
Military Marked Leica Camera and Leather Case. Reproduction. Im thinking this is one of the Russian copies produced a number of years back, condition is good, slight lose of finish to the back, i would say these were not made to use, take pictures with, but to deceive! The collector this came from certainly was paying over £500 for it many years back. It would be a good display item or perfect item for a reenactor to use in the field.
Mini Mothers Cross, Bronze. In very good condition with just one small loss of enamel to the top right hand corner. All bronze finish remains, period ribbon is attached by a metal loop of some sorts.
Mini Mothers Cross, Gold. In nice condition with the only issue being a small chip to the white enamel to the left arm. Period ribbon bow intact as is the fixing pin.
Mini Mothers Cross, Silver. L/21. In super condition with no issues, period ribbon bow intact with fixing pin. Clear L/21 makers code to the bottom arm.
Mini West Wall Medal Ribbon, Button Hole Lapel Badge. In very nice condition with crips detail and finish to the mini , ribbon is a clean example.
Miniature German Bayonet, Letter Opener. A nice early example thats in nice condition with the scabbard with all its leather cover and end chape. The bayonet has most of its original black finish to the handle and the blade has minimal rust staining.
Miniature Imperial Iron Cross. Small painted steel iron cross attatched to a fixing pin and three diffrent mini ribbon bars, condition is very good. From the ribbons this would have belonged to a Bavarian veteran.
Miniture German Sword. Appears to be of an Imperial pattern with very nice detail and gold finish to the handle area, clear cross swords to the panel and a nice detailed lions head. The remains of a bullion knott can be found wrapped around the knuckle bow. The blade is very clean and straight, red felt washer still present. The metal scabbard again in very good condition, its dent free, clean and still retains both hanging loops. It measures around 10 inches in height.
Mint German Water Bottle with Leather Carry Strap. Well i cant find a fault with this example, bottle is maker marked and dated 43, top screw top also maker marked, cup is clean with no cracks or chips, leather straping is complete and in supple condition, would be very hard to upgrade to a better example.
Mint Iron Cross Second Class, W&L. I was lucky to purchase two of these what i would call close to mint examples, this one being the best of the two. Just cant fault it and from what im told its produced by the firm W&L.
Mint Un-Issued RZM Tagged Hitler Youth Leaders Lanyard, Gefolgschaftsfuhrer Fuhererschnur. Mint, Un-issiued and a super paper RZM label attatched. Im sure this is cannot be upgraded.
Minty Iron Cross Second Class, W&L. Pretty close to being a minty unissed example with nearly all its frosting to the beaded inner frame and top ring, iron centre has 100% of its factory finish, nice length of period ribbon. I belive its a W&L made example.
Minty WW2 German Tropical Water Bottle. Cannot find a fault with this example, ive tried!
MKII British Combat Helmet, RA Division Insignia and Remains of Frontal Decal. Helmet has had a considerable service life with paint lose to the top half of the helmet, plenty of patina and a well used liner. The very rough applied dark green paint has been ''slopped'' over the original factory finish, this over paint was applied over a frontal decal to the Leicstershire Yeomanry, this decal can be made out as the sloppy over paint has not adhered propley to the area. To the side is a nice thick painted RA Div sign. The helmet is dated 1938 or 39, the liner has its top pad adrift and held in by a wire, i cannot find a date or makers mark.
Mobile VAD Cloth Badge, Named. In good used condition with the owners details on the back.
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Mounted Entry Into Czechoslovakia Medal. Medal is in very good condition with all its finish intact, ribbon again in nice condition, as seen this example is still attatched to its medal mount with the two other medals missing.
Mounted Iron Cross and Hindenburg.DRGM Marked Bar. In nice condition with the fixing bar having a nice stamped DRGM mark to the back. Iron cross has a clear makers ring stamp.
Mussolini Opera Balilla Roma Badge. In good condition with sharp details, rear has a good strong working pin and makers details.
Mussolini Signed Decree. A 1929 Italian decree with original signature of Mussolini with the added bonus of the Italian king Victor Emmanuel signature as well. Condition is very good, A3 size.
Named 1916 Dated British Large Pack. Its seen better days with the two large sraps having been cut and missing one front clouser strap, what it does have going for it is the condition of the pack itself, very good, its named to an officer in the RASC and of course the clear 1916 date to the inside.
Named 1943 Signals Flashed Slouch. For a slouch hat thats seen good use this one has survived in very nice condition, the felt body has good shape, colour and minimal moth graze. The machine stitched signals flash has no damage, two holes present were a cap badge was fitted. Puggaree is complet with a nice blue top. The inside sweat band has suffered a little from sweat and use and as usual a couple of moth nips, clear makers details, date and broad arrow stamping. There is a faint pen name to a 2nd liet on the sweatband.
Named Pattern 37 Officers Haversack,1941 Dated. In very good condition with only minimal storage marks to the front , bottom left. Clear maker and 41 date to the inside and a clear Officers name and rank.
Named WW2 German Leather Medical Pouch and Instruments. Small leather pouch that would have been carried with other medical gear in the field. This pouch has a number of its period instruments some being maker marked, the thermomenter case is empty. The added bonus is that this pouch is named with filed post number, he appears to have been promoted and had his field number changed.Leather case has a clear waffenampt stamped to the leather.
Named WW2 RAF Officers Visor Cap. Condition is very good with some slight staining and a couple of moth nips to the material. The body has good shape and the top has no damage, the cloth peak is the type with material to the underside. The leather chinstrap with one button was found inside the cap, easy repair. The bullion insignia has been sewn to the top of the cap as sometimes found, its in nice complete condition with a certain amount of patina. The inside is again complete with the only damage being a rodent nip to one section of the leather and blue material to the edge, its loose in this section, inch perhaps. The inside plastic type material to protect the inside crown has some cracking, padded material iunderneath is very clean, no makers. The owner has added his name to the outside and inside of the leather sweatband, Murphy. As a note when i purchased this over the weekend there was his leather flight jacket, teo cloth pilots wings and a couple of escape maps, they had all been sold by the time i went round for the second time but the info i have might well help with research. Born in Ireland, shot down once been burt during the crash and then spending the rest of the war training other pilots. One of the wings found with the grouping was a fifties Rhodesian paramilitary type earned when he lived in South Africa again training the airforce. So with time this might well help in finding an ID of the former owner. Anyway what im selling is a nice WW2 example thats seen use and is named.
Nazi Sympathisers Tin Badge. Early example made from tin and using a cheap fixing pin to the rear.
No4,MK1,Cruciform Bayonet. In very nice condition with nearly all its factory finish intact, clear markings to the bayonet and a scabbard thats numbered and broad arrow marked. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's, INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE BE ADVICED DUE TO THERE OWN CUSTOMS REGULATIONS THIS ITEM WILL BE SENT OUT AT THE PURCHASERS OWN RISK ONLY, PAYMENT BY PAYPAL FRIENDS OR BANK TRANSFER ONLY. ALL TRACKING INFO WILL BE FORWARDED.
NSBO Cap Badge Good condition early nazi NSBO cap badge, one fixing pin missing from the back.
NSBO Cap Badge. In nice condition with some of the black highlights intact to the design, the rear still has one of its fixing prongs present.
NSDAP Armband Variant. Nice party armband with the swastika being a variant type woven example. Condition is very good, no holes to the red material, remains of a faint stamp to one corner of the band.
NSDAP Membership Badge, Button Hole Type. In very nice condition with clear undamaged enamel and clear RZM and maker code markings to the back.
NSDAP Membership Badge, Ges Gesch. Small Size. Know by some as a ''Lilliput'' sized example this badge is in very nice condition with clear Ges Gesch mark and period working pin to the rear. Last picture shows a comparison against a normal sized badge.
NSDAP Membership Badge, M1/101. In very nice clean condition with no damage to the front enamel , clear makers details to the rear and a strong period fixing pin.
NSDAP Membership Badge, M1/101. In good condition, some surface wear to the enamel, clear maker and RZM marks to the rear, period fixing pin is complete but slightly bent.
NSDAP Membership Badge, M1/163, Painted Zinc. In good condition with nearly all its period finish to the front, some minor bubbling, the rear has clear RZM and makers code stamp and a nice period fixing pin.
NSDAP Membership Badge, M1/34, Painted Zinc. In very nice condition with nearly all its period paint finish, the rear has clear RZM and makers code stamp, period fixing pin in very good condition.
NSDAP Membership Badge, Rudolf Reiling. In very nice condition with good clear enamel to the front, good period fixing pin to the back and clear makers code for the firm Reiling. I would place this example as an early 35/36 date.
NSDAP Political Visor Cap Cockade. Enamel background has no damage and still with bright colour, central swastika has all its black finish, both fixing prongs are present and has a clear strong RZM and makers code to the rear.
Numbered RWF Brass Button Stick. Regimental and number stamped with broad arrow mark as well.
Officers 15th Indian Corps Battle Dress. Heavy wool battle dress to an officer serving in the 15th Indian Corps thats in very nice condition, just a couple of moth nips under one pocket, has good nap to the material. Hand stitched formation patches and Indian made crowns. This has been tailored for use by an officer as seen by the open neck and added material, also quite a bit of hand stitching typical of Indian BD's. As for size then i would have to say medium as there are no markings having been period shortened, lots of tailors pencil marks to the inside pockets. The ribbons to th top are for the Burman campaign.
Officers Grey Fox's Puttees. In nice condition once belonging to an officer in an Indian regiment.
Officers Heavy Weight Puttees. From the same serving officer as the grey puttees listed are these really heavy weight examples, condition again is very good.
Officers Sam brown Pistol Rig Including Whistle. Condition is good with supple leather but its not been polished for many years resulting in a slight lift to the top of the leather in certain areas, the whistle is not dated but as seen by the brass fittings throught the rig they have been together for years with nothing being added, the holster has a saddlers makers stamp. Of interest are the two seperate rear hanging straps for the holster to hang on the belt. The person who brought this in found it in his loft, its named to one section ''Wien'', apparently he was a local judge in the Cardiff area. Belt measures from buckle prongs to the last hole at the other end, 40 inches.
Officers Wool Socks. From the same officer as the puttees ive listed is this pair of wool socks without the toe section, named to the officer inside, some moth nips to one side of a sock.
Ointment Anti-Gas with Contents, 1943 Dated. Complete condition with all tubes intact, some minro rust spotting only.
Operation Desert Storm Souvenir Shell Case. Case has all its green finish and has a nicely rendered image of the Persian Gulf and dated 1991. Im not an ordanance collector but belive its a 30mm case.
Optics, ''Rabbit Ears'', French. Pre war French issued optics that are in good condition, one lens cover gone but the set do focus sharp, some verdigris in the vision. Im placing this in the German field gear section as these were sometimes used by German forces, the factory was evetually taken over by the Germans producing the same item but with a diffrent prefix number stamped to the body. Nice display item.
Pack of Period British Playing Cards. In very good condition, inside cards are still held in there original unopened sleeve. Perfect display item.
Pair of French Leather Ammunition Pouches. Both pouches are in good supple condition.
Pair of R. Signals Slip On Titles. Both appear to be in unissued condition.
Panzer Officers Shoulder Boards. A nice used set of sew in shoulder boards in pink for a panzer officer. The boards have had there pips removed. Nice pair of ''P'' letter to each board.
Panzerfauste Funnel Conversion. Produced in the 1950's from the inner sleeve of a WW2 German Panzerfauste, condition is good with a small lose of enamel. From the spotted enamel used id say this was for use in the kitchen. Last picture shows a full panzerfauste head converted into various items.
Parachute Regiment Plastic Economy Cap Badge. The body of the badge is in very nice condition, great colour, no bending and sharp detail, but its such a pity that both rear fixing prongs have gone.
Paraffin Lamp Made From Dried Milk Tin. Would make a great Home Front display as this lamp has been made from a dried milk tin during WW2, condition is nice with its top wick still present. The glass chimney i have added for display, this is not included in the sale as i doubt it would make it thru the post in one piece, anyway they are easy to find.
Pattern 37 Entrenching Tool Carrier, 1952 Dated. In very nice clean condition with clear markings to the inside.
Period British Boxed Hair Clippers. Still contained in there original purchase box and in good working condition with two grading blades. As for the age, a clear George 6 stamp can be found on the box. Sorry for not giving these a quick clean as ive just noticed the hair, a quick run under the water tap will suffice.
Period German Bakelite Razor Blade Sharpener. Still in its original cardboard box this bakelite sharpener is in working condition with no damage. Easy to use, place the razor on the two spigots, close the lid and pull the chord backwards and forwards, Shhhimple!!! Perfect bit of kit to add to your collection of personal gear.
Period German Visor Leather Chinstrap and Side Pins. In very good condition. Recently taken off a period WW2 German Visor.
Period Wartime British Playing Cards. Still contained in there original box are 52, plus the joker. playing cards. All cards are in very nice condition with only one small hole to one of the aces. The box has a George VI label to the inside lid.
Photo Postcard, Hitlers 50th Birthday Celebration. Interesting photo card taken in a ''keller'' somewhere in German to celebrate Hitlers 50th Birthday. You can just see AH portrait in the back with a large number 50 underneath and surrounded by candles.
Photo Postcards, German Forestry Officer. Two detailed photos of a Forestry officer in full uniform.
Pickering's Web Equipment Renovator, RAF Blue. In very nice condition with contents complete.
Picklehaube Ink Well. Well it once was an ink well, only the body remains, lid has gone as has the glass liner. Can you make use of it?
PICTURES FROM MY NEW SHOP. Its not exactly complete yet but im sure you get the picture.
Plastic Economy Female Home Guard Brooch. In very nice condition, its not warped or cracked, clear makers mark to the rear, only issue is a missing pin.
Plastic May Day Tinnie In very nice condition with makers details to the rear and a strong working pin.
Players Navy Cut Playing Cards. A great pack of playing cards with a nice image of a Wren on the front, pack is complete and in very good condition. Perfect display item for any navy collection.
Police Three Place Medal Bar. PRICE REDUCED! In very nice condition is this three place medal bar with 18 year Police service medal. WAS PRICED AT £225
Police Visor Cap Eagle. Super sharp detail to this JFS made aluminium cap badge, both rear fixing pins are present and a clear JFS makers stamp.
Police Visor Cap Eagle. ZS38 mm. A very sharp detailed example with both fixing prongs and clear makers stamp to the rear, bend to the top wreath.
Polish Monte Cassino Cross and 1939/45 Star. Both medals came in together and i belive they belong to the same veteran. Both are in nice condition, the cross has its service number to the back.
Polish Officers Belt and Buckle. In very nice condition with the two piece buckle having nice dark patina, brocade type belt is in nice condition, buckle has a letter ''P'' stamped to the rear. Time frame would place this one in the 50's/60's.
Political Leaders Belt Buckle. In very nice condition with most of its finish intact and a nice burnished swastica, just a couple of small knocks, detail is sharp. The back has a clear RZM and makers code stamping.
Political Visor Cap Cockade. A very nice example with no damage to the enamel, both fixing prongs present and clear RZM stamp.
Polizei M31 Bread Bag and Strap, 1941. Complete and in what appears to be in unissued condition, clear 1941 date and makers mark to the strap, bag as markings to the inside but i cannot make them out, This would be very hard to upgrade.
Poltical Leaders Visor Cap Eagle. M1/25. With nearly 100% of its original gold wash and both fixing pins to the rear it would appear that this eagle was never used, makers number and RZM marked to the rear.
Post War German Banpolizei Beer Stein. In very nice condition with no damage, clear image to the front, half litre mark to the side.
Postcard, Heer Machine Gun Team. In nice condition.
Postcard, Heer Soldier in full M42 Uniform. Good photo of soldier and his wife, detail of the m42 uniform is nice including the use of gaitors.
Postcard, HJ Flak Helpers. Condition is good, pity its been folded at some point but allways nice to see HJ Flak Helpers in full Luftwaffe uniforms including Flieger blouse.
Postcard, HJ Youth Hostel. In very good condition.
Postcard, Paratroopers. In nice condition.
Postcard, Stahlhelm Leader Franz Seldte. In good condition.
Postcard, Tank Crew Member, Greece. Good shot with full black tank uniform taken in what appears to be Greece.
Postcard,Luftwaffe, Hs-123. In nice condition.
Prismatic X6 RN Binoculars. Good set of naval binoculars that have very good sharp focus and clear vision. This set is made by the firm Dollond of London, marked to the back . This set has broad arrows marked all over and the added bonus of the large yellow arrows to the front, these have been covered over at some point, perhaps for the private market postwar. Nice strong original leather neck strap.Only damage is the slight wear mark to the letherette cover from a thumb when holding, so well used set.
Prussian ,Kaiser Wilhem 1897 Centenary Medal. In nice condition with good finish and some wear marks, clean period ribbon.
Prussian Belt and Buckle, Named and Regimental Mark. This is in very nice condition and has not been messed with over the years. The buckle is in super condition, in my opinion i doubt if its been polished in nearly 100 years. The belt i would class as his parade or walking out example, its again in untouched condition, sized to the front in pen. The owners paper name tag can be found to the inside which has suffered from the buckles fixing prongs rubbing against it, the name has gone but the mark for the 11th company, Regiment 93 is clear enough.
Prussian Buckle Souvenir Ashtray. Brass souvenir ashtray incorporating the central disc from a WW1 German belt buckle.
Prussian WW1 Belt and Buckle, ''Hate'' Belt, RFC Interest. Very nice British souvenir, sometimes referred too as a hate belt. The late war steel buckle has nice finish remaining retaining part of its marked leather tab, the belt is supple having lost its buckle retaining strap, buckle prongs have been pushed through the belt body. To the belt has been added a number of badges, one has been lost. The RFC reference in the title is due to the addition of the cap badge, two buttons and the very scarce RFC shoulder title to the belt. Also to note is the Isle of Man Police button added.
PWRR Beret, Extreme Cut and Shaped. Well if you didnt know these berets are cut and shaped by the individual for a snug fit then this example would really have you scratching your head. Im allways suprised to see something like this but regiment traditions i pressume have certain NCO's turning a blind eye. Ive tried to show the fit on the display head but the beret is too small to show perfectly.
RA Officers Coloured Side Cap, Bullion Insignia. In good condition with bright colour and good nap to the material, couple of small moth nips to one side, KC buttons to the front and a complete if used insde lining. Bullion insignia has no tarnish or loose thread.
RAD ''Work Service'' Beer Krug. 1936. Rein. Nice beer krug to a member of the RAD orginisation for his service, dated 1936 and from the Rein area of Germany. The condition is like new with no issues, the printed central details still have strong colour and detail as does the hand rendered name and area. Its the half litre version.
RAD Long Service Medal, Bronze. 4 year service medal with nice finish and good patina, period ribbon has its fixing pin to the top
RAD Service Unit Sleeve Patch. Printed. In very nice condition, appears to have been removed from an album.
RAD Sports Shirt, Shorts Cloth Insignia. In good condition with minimal staining.
RADwj Rank Brooch. Made from zinc and suffering from pest which will clean up, its 41 dated and a makers mark can be seen behind the fixing pin. Front has good detail.
RAF ''D'' Type Flying Gauntlets. Both the gloves are in very nice supple condition and are a matching pair, one has the inside stores label with the heading ''table cut'' and broad arrow, the other has the size label 8.
RAF ''D'' Type Flying Helmet. In well used but complete condition, this example is the first pattern with Bennet buckle and strap, lots of fraying above the crown with one popper coming thru the material, all straps present. Inside has lots of damage to the material. Helmet would display well with a North Africa collection.
RAF ''G'' Type Flying Helmet and ''H'' Type Oxygen Mask. Cloth helmet is in nice clean condition with loom and jack, inside again clean with a nato label, i belive its dated 65, leather ear inners are also clean and marked to a F/lt Greenwood. The H type mask is also dated 65 with supple body and only minimal cracking around the microphone swtch.
RAF ''G'' Type Flying Helmet Inner and ''H'' Type Oxygen Mask. Both mask and helmet are in very good condition, both are clean and not had much use, helmet has its loom with jack present, mask is dated 65 hand has not ''brittled'' over time.
RAF ,Type K, Dinghy Paddles. In very nice condition with no issues. For use with the one seat survival dinghy.
RAF 1941 Dated First Aid Pouch. In used but complete condition and an extra bonus of having its carry strap. Markings have faded to the outside but are clear inside.
RAF Benevolent Fund Victory Bell. Made from the aluminium from shot down German Aircraft and sold for RAF fund raising. The detail is still quite good with wording being able to be read around the bottom of the bell.
RAF Escape Map, Western Pacific and Japan. Very clean example of a silk escape map showing the island of Japan and surrounding Western Pacific. Most of the map shows the ocean currents, the map is the same on both sides but has differing currents shown. The elderly lady who brought this in to me stated her relative was in the fleet air arm, i pressume he flew off hard tops!
RAF Flags X 3. Ensign, Wing Commander and Squadron Leader. The three flags are multi stitched cotton types, the larger one is the Ensign, perhaps Chief of staff, the pennant i understand would be for Wing Commander and the other square flag is for Squadron Leader. The ensign and pennat have full lanyards were as the squadron leader has one frayed end, all are in very nice condition with only minor fraying.
RAF Gosport Tubes. In used condition with the metal ear phones having no dents and good finish.
RAF Helicopter Flying Helmet and Carry Bag. Recent purchase from an ex RAF helicopter crewman is this very nice pilots helmet, condition is very good indeed with no damage, cracks etc. Both shields are also very clean. Only the slightest sprinkle of dust too certain areas. This example comes with its original carry bag. I cannot find any designation label to the inside but i have not gone routing for it.
RAF Insignia Group. All appear to have been used at some point and were found together recently. Condition is very good.
RAF Kings Memorial Certificate, KIA, Lancasters, Berlin. Found recently is this certificate as given to the mother of KIA RAF crew member R.Jones. This was found still in its original envelope with the mothers name and address details to the front. Sergeant jones was a Flt,Eng on Lancaster bombers who lost his life aged 19 when his bomber ED370 was shot down on the return journey after bombing Berlin on the 26/11/43. The bomber was part of 460 Squadron. Condition of the cert is very clean except for a small area were the envelope was opened so the cert has slight discolouring to the top edge.
RAF Officers Ranked KD Tunic and Trousers. A very nice clean example with both trousers and tunic in matching colour. The tunic has ranked shoulder boards and a very nice set of pilots wings stitched above the left pocket, wings are a nice silk type with neat detail. Tunic has bottom bellow pockets and a black stamping to the inside. The trousers are again in very clean condition with a red stamping to the inside. No damage to either garment, all buttons present.
RAF Padded Pilots Wings. Interesting Attachment Method. Appear to be an early set, tunic removed and with the rear having extra material added with a slit so this set could be held onto the uniform with a large button.
RAF Pexi Glass Pendant. Made from aircraft pexi glass and intended to be worn by a lady around the neck as a pendant, condition is very good.
RAF Pilot Officers Ranked KD Tunic. Nice conditioned example with removable insignia. The cloth wings are pin backed, pin fitted under the backing cloth of the badge, perhaps a tailors modification. The ribbon bars also being fitted thru chorded loops above the pocket. The iinside tailors label has faded, i make the date to be 43 or 45. The only problem i can find is that one shoulder board has come adrift from its securing loop, this is a very easy repair. All RAF buttons present.
RAF Release Book and Malta Magazine, Island Wings. Release book has details of a service man who's trade was a fire fighter, , he served from 1941 till 45 in the Middle east having earned the Africa and Italy stars. With the release book was found a 1942 dated periodical from the Island of Malta.
RAF Sidcot Inner Suit. Kapok quilted inner suit as used with the Sidcot outer. Condition is very good with no holes or moth , all zips are clean and in working condition, both large zips are AM and lightning marked. Label is still readable, its size marked 4 and there is a clear large AM and crown stamp above the label. WAS PRICED AT £110
RAF, RCAF, MKIII Flying Goggles, 1940 Dated. These goggles are in very nice condition with supple leather and undamaged fur around the inner frame, the frames have nearly all the blue factory finish and the lenses are very clear with minimal scatches. The head straps are again in very nice condition with good elastic and are clearly marked 1940. The only down side to these Battle of Britain period pair of goggles is the lose of one of the stoppers to the front and the internal front peg holding the two side together has lost its top screw, so the peg is loose, other than that they are a great example.
RAF, WAF, Female Compact. In very nic condition.
RAOC Major Flint Uniform Group. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS...............
RAOC Major Flint Uniform Group. The Battle Dress jacket and trousers are both named to Maj,Flint, both are in very nice condition and with the bonus of a large size, waist 42. The blue service dress in not named but again a large size and in very nice condition. The ribbons on the service dress shows that Flint was a veteran of WW2 . Also included in the group is Flints peaked cap, again in very good condition with only the slightest of mildew to the peak, should clean up with a slight wipe of a damp cloth. Pictures of the cap can be seen in the extra photos section below.
Rare Scharnhorst Bund Deutscher Jungmannen ID Card. SBDJ. A very nice early ID card to a kid who was a member of the SBD Jungmannen. A very nice photo of the lad wearing the membership pin, no date that i can see, due stamps to the left. This ID card has been pasted into a 1934 DBG calender, cant say why but perhaps this was his method of keeping it safe or hidden.
Rare WW1 5th Glamorgan V.T. Corps Arm Band. The band has a red wool outer thats in very good condition, a few of moth nips with a good sized chunck out near the fastening strap, well its wool and over 100 years old, what moth wouldnt want a good chomp. The black frontal letters are machine stitched thru the red wool and into the hessian type backing, buckle is in sound condition. The inside has clear black stampings to the 5th battalion, regimental number 25. There is an added bonus here with the owner having added his name and address to the inside, he was from the Cardiff area.
RASC Medal and Paperwork Group, Europe Service. Wrapson had seen service with the RA from 1919 till 1940 including India and Mesopotania, he then moves over to the RASC from 1940 till 1945 being released from service in Belgium. His medals includes the France and Germany star. So we have his medals in box of issue, his paybook and release book.
Rear Seam US Army M1 Combat Helmet. Just the shell thats in used condition but retains over 50% of its original cork finish, its been well used with a couple of knocks to the crown, no stress cracking to the body, both swivel bails intact, nearly all finish to the inside, its named and has a clear heat stamp to the inside front.
Rear Seam US Army M1 Combat Helmet. In very nice condition with nearly all its rough factory finish intact to the outside, some minor scrapes from storage only. The chinstraps are both period fitted. The inside liner is made by the firm ''Firestone'' and again has most of its green finish intact with its liner system in good complete condition with only the slightest of fraying to the central banding. Only thing missing is the leather liner chinstrap. The inside of the steel shell has its numbered heat stamp.
Red Cross German POW Letter, USSR 1946 Moscow. Hand drawn Red Cross card sent home by a German POW held in Russia.The prisoners full name is given but no sevice number or Regiment ,perhaps he can be reserched to see if he survived confinment.
Regimental Half Litre Stein. 12, MG,KP III,Gebirgs-Jager Batl. In perfect condition with bright frontal motif and with the extra bonus of being a mountain troopers regiment.
Regimental Marked WW1 Clinometer and Leather Case . So may i first add i have no idea how this instrument works!!! Now for condition, clinometer body has all its factory finish intact,top glass plate without damage, small side glass has lost a corner, one small screw to side missing unless the side screw present is movable between threads. Top of the body is maker marked for J.H.Steward of London, the reverse is stamped FAB. One side has an identity scratched to the body, this is what i can make out....1st Bat, East ?????? Reg, in my honets opinion id say its Surrey. The leather carry case has lost one side to the top lid other than that its in sound condition and still has its long carry strap.
Reichs Heer 1930's Tactical Map, JR8. Large 1930 dated map with regimental markings for JR8, its a very large size, around 42x36 inches, drawn on the map in pencil and ink are what appears to be some maneuvers by JR8. Along the middle there are some splits to the creases but the map is complete. Agin an interesting early Heer map.
Relic German Water Bottle. Well there's a good amount of it left and i do like the mud that covers a good amount of the bottle, please check photos for detail.
Relic Russian WW2 SSH-40 Helmet Shell. Ground dug but in very good strong condition with no holes or weak spots, liner has gone but side posts present and both chinstrap bales.
Remington P-13 Bayonet 1913 Dated Remington pattern bayonet, has a 1917 issue stamp and the usual inspection marks to the base area. Condition of the bade is very good with a lot of the parkarised finish remaining. Handle and leather scabbard are also in very good condition.
Remington P1917 Bayonet, Home Guard, Super Condition. Well if you wanted one example of P17, home guard or American WW1 then this one would be very hard to upgrade. I will let the pictures do the talking folks! p.s. Only issue is that someone has cut the top leather retaining strap on the frog!!!
Respirator Spectacles and Carry Case. In very nice condition, clear instructions label to the inside with the owners name to the top.
RFC/RAF France 1918 Tobacco Jar. In nice condition with only one small area of damage were one wood ring has split. I belive this would have had a tin type inner but this has gone, clear silver engraved plate to the centre with detailed airforce wing and the ''legend'' France, 1918.
Ribbon Bar, War Merit Cross with Swords. In nice condition with period fixing pin to the rear.
RLB Enamel Badge. Nice early RLB membership pin back enamel badge. Condition is very good with nice enamel and nearly all its silver finish intact, good markings to the back.
RLB Members Stick Pin. Condition is very good with a neat amount of finish remaining, black enamel without chips, Ges Gesch and makers initials to the back, twist pin is in sound condition.
RLB, Luftschutz Event Badge. In nice condition with its black background colour still present and a good amount of the silver finish to the highlights. Rear stick pin is in sound condition.
Robbins Dudley Push Dagger. Neat example of the famous Robbins Push Dagger as used in the trenches of WW1. This is a well used example with plenty of patina. The aluminium handle has no chips or ''dinks'' and the bottom has the Robbins name stamped into it. The steel guard is complet without damage. The blade has some staining and at some point has been reground, this is not new as there is patina to the front blade area. This is not suprising considering the use of such a weapon. Anyway this period used example is priced accordingly and much cheaper than those found on the open market.
Rodgers Royal Naval Deck Knife. 1987 dated deck knife made by the firm Rodgers, condition is very good. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's.
Rodgers Stiletto Fighting Knife. In nice used condition, leather hand has no shrinkage, leather washers are tight, some minor knocks to the aluminium pommel, cross guard has been bent back. The blade has been sharpened in the past. The leather scabbard is in nice condition with the top fastening popper in working order. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Rodgers Stiletto Fighting Knife. Scabbard and dagger are in very nice clean condition, no sharpening to the blade, blade etched with Rodgers details. Top fastening popper in working order. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Rodgers Stiletto Fighting Knife. In good condition with the leather washer handle without damage or dryness, blade has been sharpened, leather scabbard in nice condition. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
Rodgers Thistle Top Handle Dagger. Vintage dagger with the black handle shaped in the form of a thistle made by the firm William Rodgers. Condition is very good for its age with nice clean handle and nice supple leather scabbard. The blade is complete with its original tip but has staining along its length. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's ONLY.
Roll of DAF Speisemarke Meal Tickets. Whole roll of meal tickets for a DAF canteen, must well over a 100, not counted them, might well be a lot more.
Royal Artillery Ranked Service Cap. Condition of the cap is very good with no moth holes just the slightest of tracking to the crown, colour of the material is strong. The peak has crazing and the bullion to the peak has a certain tarnishing, chinstrap is in sound condition. Side buttons are KC artillery examples. Inside again in nice condition with the owners initials cut in to the sweat band.
Royal Naval 1919 Pattern Webbed Pack. In good but used condition, all straps complete with the only issue being the front mess tin stap coming adrift at one point, all buckles present a number being number coded . The inside is dated 1923 and has a naval broad arrow mark as well. Scarce bit of kit.
Royal Naval Clasp Knife. In very good condition, blade has not been over sharpened, no markings found.
Royal Naval Officers Economy Cap Badge, Gaunt. Not much to say except its a lovely example.
Royal Navy Square Point Clasp Knife. Harrison Brothers. Nice early clasp knife as issued to the Royal Navy. Condition is very good with clear makers mark to the bottom of the blade. UK SALES AND OVER 18's ONLY.
Royal Welch Fusiliers Plastic Economy Cap Badge. In very nice condition.
RS-RKB Visor Cap Eagle. Veterans association aluminium cap badge thats in very nice condition with both rear fixing pins and clear markings to the back.
Russian Front Medal and Paper Packet, Deumer, No3 Ring Stamp. This example has it all, nice clean packet, unissued ribbon, very nice period finish to the medal and a clear number 3 stamped to the ring for the firm Deumer.
Russian Front Medal. Ring Stamp 107. Carl Wild. Nice condition medal with the majority of its original finish intact with bubbling to both sides, ribbon is a nice period example, the ring has a clear makers stamp number 107.
Russian Order of the Patriotic War, First Class. I would date this at early 1980's going from the number, not researched! The medal is in very nice condition with exellent bright red enamel and a super 100% of its gold finish to the front and rear, and silver wash to the rifle and sword. Clearly maker marked and numbered to the rear.
Russian Pilots Oxygen Mask, KM-34. In very nice condition with supple hose and face mask without cracks.
RZM Marked ''Traditions'' Edelweiss. Clear RZM and maker code to the rear this traditions badge worn by many Political members of the NSDAP such as the HJ and SA is in very good condition. This would have been sewn to the collar or hat etc.
RZM Marked Political Leaders Belt & Crossstrap Brown leather double open claw political leaders belt, RZM and maker coded, also marked ''Kenstuck'' for high grade leather. Gold washed buckle and crossstrap fittings, crossstrap clips are ''A'' marked for the Assmann firm. I belive this is an example of the 1939 pattern. Condition is V.Good +. THIS ITEM HAS BEEN REDUCED IN PRICE, IT WAS £200.
RZM Marked Political Y Straps and Belt Loops. Nice complete set of leather ''Y'' straps for use by a Political organisation, condition is used with the leather being quite supple but i belive they could do with a feed, one crack to the leather surface only, all metal parts have a layer of rust as these have been stored in a garage for some time. The bottom clips have matching maker and RZM marks, to finish the set is the original belt loops for taking the belt. Nice untouched example.
S.L.R. Bayonet, LIA3. In good allround condition with the majority of its factory finish intact, its in need of a good wipe down with an oily rag. Numerous markings to be found, original tip to the blade. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
SA Belt Buckle. In good used condition with the central motif having been repaired by solder to the back, one soldered area coming adrift but motiff still well attatched. Both fixing prongs intact as is the bar. Displays well and would look even better with a clean.
SA Brass Buckle, Semi-Relic. Thought id play it safe and describe this buckle as a semi relic but im sure the brass body would clean up as would the rear catch, Anyway the condition i will say is ''good'' with good detail to the front plate, no dinks or damage to the brass buckle itself, the rear catch does not move but is in strong condition.
SA Dortmund Sports Event Tinnie. Made in plastic with the majority of its colour remaining, makers details to the rear and a good strong working pin.
SA Westfalen Event Tinnie. Made of plastic and having the majority of its finish remaing, makers details to the rear and a good strong working pin.
SA/SS Flag Bearers Gorget / Kornet. First pattern gorget thats in ''as found '' condition that has recently surfaced in a house clearence in Germany. It does appear to have languished for a number of years in an attic or shed, the body has lost quite a bit of its finish but has not suffered from pitting to the metal, the knickle finish has as expected suffered from staining. The starburst has a good amount of its gold wash remaining with the central Political eagle still having some silver finish, niether has suffered from any dents or knocks. The top left button is missing. The back has all its fittings present but has lost its cloth backing, tiny remnant can be found around the chain securing lug. The hanging chain appears to be complet and again has suffered from age and has lots of patina.
Salesmans Sample/Letter Opener Dress Bayonet. A very good conditioned example that measurs around 24cm long, some small plate lift to the blade just under the cross guard and the tip has a slight kink. Clear maker or company initials to one side. Grips have no damage and the steel scabbard has very good finish.
Sealed boxed 1939 Dated Civil Duty Respirator. Over the weekend a contractor brought into my shop 8 boxed Civil Duty Respirators being found in the roof space of a local Police Station his work force is restoring. All are in great condition with contents, gasmask, gasmask bag and anti diming tin. The one im offering here is a sealed example. With this never having been opened and dated 1939 it will of course be in untouched condition. The box has one crushed area to the top only, details are stamped and written on the box. The photos of mask and contents you are viewing are from an opened box, as stated you will be purchasing an un-opened example, all the other boxes were opened. Mind you if you wish an opened example then please contact me.
Silver General Assault Badge, Unmarked RK Maker. ''PRICE REDUCTION'' EVEN MORE REDUCTION !! Well the finish on this award is just ''super'', id say 95% intact with its factory burnishing , the back again has nearly all its finish. The top ball hinge and lower catch are intact but i belive the fixing pin is a replacement. The medal is unmarked but attributed to the maker RK. WAS PRICED AT £105 PRICE WAS £115
Silver Infantry Assault Badge, RS Maker Marked. In very nice crisp condition with a clear maker mark and period hardwear to the rear. From the remaining finish that can be found to the front i belive this is a silver version.
Silver Mothers Cross and Issue Paper Packet. Gottlieb & Wagner. In very nice condition with clear details to the paper packet and the medal has its tissue wrap, the medal again in very nice condition as is the period ribbon.
Silver Panzer Assault Badge. AS Marked. In good condition with some silver finish remaining,just the slightest of corrosion to the back right side lip. The rear has a clear makers mark and good fixing pin, hinge and catch.
Silver Panzer Assault Badge. RK Marked. PRICE REDUCTION! PAB thats in very nice condition with good finish and sharp detail, rear has a clear makers mark and complete rear hinge, pin and catch. WAS PRICED AT £180,Futher reduced to £165 and now.......
Silver Romanian Bravery Award Romanian bravery award in silver, this one still has a good amount of its silver finish remaining, im afraid no ribbon present.
Single Indian Made IAMC Slip On Title. In very good condition.
Single Indian Made R,Signal Slip On Title. In good used condition.
Single Indian Made RAMC Slip On Title. In good used condition.
Six Glass WHW Tokens. Six glass monument badges/tokens produced for the WHW, all are in very nice condition with no chips, not sure if its the complete series.
Size 68 German Combat Helmet Shell, M35. What your getting is a sturdy large sized shell thats in good condition, its not a relic or ever been one, no filling or dents. The shell is marked ET68 and has a rear number 4118, for some reason someone has stamped the date 1940 to the inside rim? Pins appear to be original and of course the liner is a modern repro, but as everyone mentions, size does matter!
Small British Naval Lot. Photos and Insignia. Small lot belonging to a former sailor who started out on Merchant ships in 1925 and ended his career in the Royal Navy in the 1950's. Three large black and white photos of ships he served on and five titled envelopes with some of his insignia.
Small group of Japanese Goverment Currency. Of the twelve miltary notes in the lot , all but three are Japanese Goverment issue. Condition is good .
Smitten City,Portsmouth Under The Blitz and Southend Pier War Story. Two booklets , Smitten City being a wartime publication and the Southend one being printed in 1946. Both are complete and in nice condition.
SOE Lock Knife. This example is the type produced without the tyre slasher at the back, its in used condition with a well used blade and a crack at the rear of the slab grips, this crack has not gone completely thru and is well attatched. Makers marks to the blade cannot be made out.
South Afican Naval Blue NCO Jacket. Nice double breasted blue naval jacket thats in good condition with very nice bullion insignia including South Africa titles to each top shoulder. All buttons are Kings Crown, no makers label but a paper tag can be found to one inside pocket, im sure its dated 1944.
South African 70 Pattern Yoke and Pouches. In very nice clean condition, some markings but cannot find a date.
South African Airborne M83 and Cover. In very nice lightly used condition with all straps present and in working order, inside liner is clean and has the owners name and number. The unique cloth cover with folding peak is again in very nice condition.
South African DF, AFV Crew Helmet. Another nice South African helmet , this time for AFV crew members. Condition is very good with no damage to the helmet, paint is 100% complete, both ear phones are complet as is the microphone. Inside liner is again in very nice supple condition, jack still attatched to the wire loom. Under the lining can be seen a manufacture label. Found attatched is a signals unit workshop tag dated 96.
South African SAS Cloth Wings. 1960's. In very nice condition, appears to have been uniform removed.
Souvenir Somme Yepres 37mm Rounds. Nice matching set of French 37mm rounds brought back as WW1 souvenirs. FOR SALE TO UK ONLY.
Souvenir, Victory In North Africa Tankard. From the info stamped to the side this tankard was produced from brass collected on the battle fields of North Africa, the body does resemble a shell case . The tankard has very nice illustrations and script stamed all over,giving the dates of crucial battles and German defeats, the finish is intact without loss, no dents or dinks!
Soviet Order Of The Red Banner Of Labour. 1950. The medal is in very nice with no damage or knocks to the bright enamel or the metal body, the rear is the flat back type with a good low number just being over the hundred thousand mark, i would say its around the 1949/50 period. The ribbon is complete with fixing pin but has some stains.
Spanish Blue Division Commemorative Russian Front Medal. Ring Stamped. PRICE REDUCTION. German produced zinc based medal thats in good condition, ribbon i belive is a modern replacment. Ring has a clear makers number ''1''. WAS PRICED AT £110
Spanish Blue Division Russia Medal. In very nice condition with all its finish intact and a nice period ribbon.
Spanish Blue Division Russian Medal. In very nice condition with all its period finish intact.
SS 4 Year Long Service Medal. Die struck with nearly all its black finish intact, tear drop hanging loop is the period original but its been bent out of shape. Details to the front and back are sharp. No ribbon.
SS Belt Buckle, RZM 55/43 SS. Steel buckle is in nice condition with some silver wash remaining mainly around the centra motif and the rear. The dtail to the front is still quite sharp with no knocks, buckle body has not suffered from rust bleed. The back as mentioned has most of the silver wash remaining, both catch and fastening prongs are period. The markings can be found running under the back prong area and is quite hard to photograph. A good all round example.
SS Steel Belt Buckle, RODO. In nice condition with a fair amount of its period green finish to the front and the majority of its finish to the back, Front detail is sharp, no major knocks just a couple of scratches across the eagle. The rear has both fixing pins intact, good fastening catch and clear makers stamp for the firm Rodo.
State of Westfalen Fire Defence Aluminium Buckle. Enlisted version thats in very good condition with all its finish intact , no knocks or scrapes to the body.
Stick Grenade Cup Conversion. This is a 1950's enamel cup converted from the head of a WW2 German stick grenade, condition is very good.
Stohwasser Leather Gaitors. Boer War, WW1. Lucky enough to be going through a collection of gaitors and came up with this nice pair of Stohwasser type as used during the Boer War and as popular during WW1, numerous photos of these being worn during both conflicts. Condition is complete and as seen ive not cleaned them so dont be frightened by the cobwebs abd spiders. The body and straps are supple but the buckle ends have not been move in many years and are very tight and will need feeding if your thinking of adding these to a Mannequin, as seen ive broken the tip off one, still present, and wont be trying the others. So great display piece ''as is'' or if wishing then with a little work they might well be usable. May i add both have the labels attatched and both have the little leather tabs for holding down the breeches.
Studio Portrait, Customs Officer. Larger than the usual post card this portrait has some nice detail including the Lion head sword.
Sumpftarnmuster Anti Gas Bag. Camo bag used as part of the Anti Gas equipment/uniform items. Outside has the tan and water camo pattern whilst the inside has the black rubberised material. One repair with a civilian type cloth used on the inside as a patch. Inside draw pull and loops present. Outside has a cardboard button. I would have thought this is a scarce bit of kit.
Supper with Kaiser Wilhelm II . Nice program for a supper with the Kaiser, condition is very good.
SWB Medal Group and Papal Medal EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS...
Swiss 60th Regiment Machine Gun Corps Shako / Tschako. In very nice condition with very nice brass machine gun badge to the front, outer body has no damage or moth nips, the inside again in very nice condition with just one area of damage to one tounge of the liner and the chinstrap has a repair. Nice pre WW1 example.
Swiss 39th Infantry Regiment Shako / Tschako. A very nice condition Infantry shako , the only damage i can find is the slight moth nip to the wool pompom on top of the cockade. Nice clear makers paper label to the inside, owners initials to be found under the liner.
Swiss Stgw.57 Bayonet. In very nice condition, no issues, nice makers mark to the top of the blade under the cross guard, numbered to the other side. Maker marked and dated to the leather frog. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Table Medal, Volksabstimmung in Kaernten, 1920/41. Table medal or medallion issued for a 20th anniversary celebration in the Kaernten area. Item appear to be struck in zink, still has sharp detail to the front and clear markings to the rear. Hole drilled to the top for hanging.
Tank Regiment Officers KD Jacket. In nice condition with only one small snag to the material on the back, all buttons have been removed, tailors label to the inside, appears to have had a name typed over. The nice item on this jacket is the period applied TC formation patch and the arms of service stripes.
The ''Mespot'' Pith Helmet. A super condition example of quite a scarce pith helmet as used by British officers on overseas duty. The only issue i can find is the loss of its chinstarp. Clear Port Said makers label to the crown and and interesting naming above, The Mespot Pith. Great display piece. Oh! just spotted in the photo that theres an added bonus of having the owners name written inside on the label.
The Land of my Fathers Gift Book, Welsh Troops Fund, 1915. A very nice large hard back book produced to help raise funds for Welsh Troops abroad and at home during WW1. Some very nice coloured plates of a Welsh theme to the inside and of course full of the history of the Welsh nation. A couple of the inside pages are foxed, i pressume from being left open.
Third Pattern Commando Dagger. This is an untouched example with its original scabbard. The bronze handle still has a good amount of period finish, its marked with a number 3 to the pommel area, top nut has never been tampered with. The blade is a hand forged example and retains most of its dark finish, it has its original tip and has not been sharpened. The leather scabbard is supple and has lost its ''wings'', the top securing elastic has broken but whats nice is the hole to the top leather area for what looks like securing with a button, perhaps for the trouser leg. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Third Pattern, B2, Commando Dagger. In nice condition with its period scabbard. The grip has a number 4 to the top near the pommel. Scabbard has lost its top elastic and there is loose stitching to the top area were the pommel sits. For some reason this example has been painted black all over except the blade point area, appears this lack of paint is were the dagger was pushed into something to hold it when the paint was added. Why someone would paint the dagger black is anyones guess but it has been suggested to me that this might have been done at unit level. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's , OVERSEAS CLIENTS WITH THERE OWN CUSTOMS REGULATIONS PURCHASE AT THERE OWN RISK, PAYPAL FRIENDS AND BANK TRANSFER WILL BE THE ONLY METHOD OF PAYMENT, FULL TRACKING DETAILS WILL BE FORWARDED WHEN ITEM POSTED.
Third Reich Political Edelweiss Metal Device. Standard political Edelweiss for use by SA, HJ and DAF members who were stationed in the lower areas of Germany and Austria. Condition is very good. No fixing pin to the rear as these were to be sewn to the collar, hat etc.
Third Reich Luftwaffe Long Service, Sudatenland Two Piece Medal Bar. Nice pair of medals awarded to a Luftwaffe member, both medals are in very nice condition as is the droop tails top ribbon eagle. The rear cloth has suffered from some moth damage, rear fixing pin is sound.
Third Reich Swastika Brooch/badge. In very nice condition, slightly bigger than your normal tinnie and perhaps made as a brooch.
Third Reich Volks Radio. Complete example with internal ''gubbings'' and electrical loom. The outer bakelite body has no chips or cracks just the usual surface scratches from use. The back plate names the maker as ''Brandt'' and of course this example has the frontal national eagle to the front. May i just add that allthough complete please do not try to plug this into the mains electric!
Three Place Ribbon Bar, Iron Cross, Russian Front and Czech Flower War. In very nice condition with its period fixing pin to the rear.
Tinnie, 1937 HJ/DJH. In very nice condition with a good amount of its silver finish intact, rear has its period fixing pin.
Tinnie, 1938 Gautag Leipzig. In very good condition with a very good amount of its finish intact, rear makers details and period fixing pin.
Tinnie, 1939 Kreistag NSDAP Oberdonau. Blue. In nice condition with slight discolouration to one corner, clear RZM and makers details to the rear with period fixing pin.
Tinnie, 1939 Kreistag NSDAP Oberdonau. Green. In very nice condition with clear RZM and makers mark to the rear with period fixing pin.
Tinnie, 1939 Kreistag NSDAP Oberdonau. Pink. In very nice condition with clear RZM and makers details to the rear and period fixing pin.
Tinnie, Moers 1936. This example has lost a lot of its finish and its rear fixing pin but with its nice Deco design to the front i thought it would fit in well in someones collection.
Tropical K98 Bayonet Frog. In good allround condition, all stitching is tight and the webbed body is sound, just some staining from storage over the years. Brought in this week by the son of a recently deseased RAF veteran and found amongst some other bring backs in his shed, check the last picture.
Trousers, Combat, 1952 Pattern. In very nice clean condition, label has gone but with the front button fly cover over the zip these are Sateen 52 pattern combat trousers. There is a small inside label which puts the size as 9 and a faint broad arrow code stamp can be seen to the inside material.
Two German 1930's Period Chocolate Boxes. Well if you like to display something ''quirky'' and period with your collection then these should fit the bill. Both boxes are in very nice condition, one being priced in Reichs Marks. One box even has the chocolate wraps left inside.
Two Piece Imperial Medal Bar. Nice medal bar with maker marked Hindenburg cross and a well tarnished Iron Cross, one problem is the split to the iron cross steel core, priced accordingly.
Two Place Ribbon Bar, Iron Cross and War Merit Cross. In nice condition with period fixing pin to the rear.
U.S. Compass, Pocket-Magnetic Card Type. Boxed, Mint. New one on me this type of compass, comes complete in its box with original tissue wrap and instruction leaflet. Compass could be used in aircraft and in an emergency used to help in an escape, has two metal loops under the body for adding a lanyard. This one is dated 1949. WAS £38
U.S. M43 Field Jacket. In good used condition with the slightest of fryaing to the bottom clouser section of the jacket and some field repairs to the back of the neck with additional damage from use after said repairs. All buttons present and its a decent size, medium to large id say. This is the pattern were the jackets details were printed to the inside back area, im afraid its faded from use but certain details can be made out. Perfect display if wanting a used example. . As for the stripes, well they are loosly stitched and cannot say when applied.
U.S.M.C. Camillus Utillity / Fighting Knife. K.Bar type fighting knife as issued to the Marine Corps, condition is very good with a good amount of its original parkerized finish to the blade, the finish has taken on a black tone, good original tip to the blade. The leather washer handles have not dried out or shrunk, still tight. The pommel has the square tang and double pins. The naval type naval scabbard again in very nice condition with a strong working top securing strap, one small crack to the bottom of the plastic body. Named to the bottom of the cross guard. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
U.S.N. Jackets, Flying, Type G-1. 1962. A very nice heavy leather jacket produced for the Naval Aviation, this one has a spec number which dates it to the early 1960's. The condition is very good with tight seams and very little scuffing. There is slight damage to one cuff and the usual pin holes to the waist cuff with some usage marks. One button missing to an outer pocket. The fur lined neck collar again in nice condition with just a couple of small areas were the fur has worn down to the leather. One small paint mark to the back shoulder, easy removal!. Front zip in working condition with no missing teeth. To the inside front leather the letters USN can be found. The period front and side patches have been removed but the jacket still retains the owners details to the front removable label.The inside liner is in good sound condition with a clear if worn label. States size 40. I have taken some measurments in the last photo to help. Being an early 1960's example this would make a nice Vietnam display item or a nice every day jacket.
Unissued AK47 Bayonet. Still wrapped in some of its original paper packaging this example is in very nice condition, only marking found is an electic pen numbering to the area were the bayonet attatches to the gun and a circled ''Z'' to the cross guard.
Unissued Eagle Order Certificate and Outer Sleeve. REDUCED EVEN FUTHER!!! In very nice condition with very slight foxing to the outer sleeve, nice embossed eagle to the bottom left. Sorry for the poor quality photos but i do find it hard to take detailed shots of white paper. RE-LISTED DUE TO A TIME WATER!!! AND THE PRICE REDUCED FROM £70.
Unopened Allied Ration Tin, Bread. Large unopened ration tin, contents appears to be bread of some sort, description can just be made out to the top. Good finish remaining to the outer. Expiry date is 51.
Unopened Packet of 10 Cigarettes. Nice early unopened packet of cigarettes, Ges-Gesch marked to the front, nice taxation paper tag to one end.
Unopened Packet of 25 Russian Occupation Cigarettes. Interesting unopened packet of cigarettes, they appear to be Russian that have utilized a wartime German paper taxation tag, having over stamped the price increasing to 8 Rpf and the number of contents. I belive these must have been early post war occupation for sale to the public.
Unopened Tin of 50 Players Cigarettes. Condition is perfect, clear undamaged paper label, dent free tin and the original top with opener. Perfect display with any Allied kit.
Unwin Rodgers Knife Pistol. This is sold to be used as spares or for restoration, its had a hard life. The barrel is complete, in good order and has clear stamps, rear percussion nipple attatched, hammer is missing. One slab grip plate is complete with no damage, the other has a small piece missing from the end were the tools were held. Trigger is complete as is the trigger spring. Rear percussion cap door still opens and closes. The main blade is complete and has staining only, never been sharpened, faint stamps to one side,spring gone.The smaller blade has lost its tip but has clear Rodgers markings.
US Army 1951 Dated Water Bottle Cover. Korea. In very nice clean condition with clear markings, both snaps in working order.
US Army Jacket, Field,Lined,ETO, First Pattern. This 1943 dated example is in very nice condition with just a couple of small moth nips, nap to the material is very good. Its a large size 40 and at some point has been taken in by having the belt and buckle removed whilst shortening.Added bonus of having the veterans name penned to the inside. Nice scarce piece of American uniform and im glad i found it as it was being used by an Antique dealer as protective wadding for his furniture!!
US Army M-10 Shovel, Entrenching. In nice used condition with the metal work having been painted with a green finish, both the shovel head and wood helve having clear ''US'' marks.
US Army M1 Ammo Pouch. In good condition, dated 1943, popper in working condition. Re-used by the French at some time.
US Army M1 Ammo Pouch. In good condition, dated 1943, Popper in working condition. Re-used by the French at some point.
US Army M3 6x30 Binoculars and Leather Case. 1943 Nash Kelvinator Corp. In very nice condition with no damage to the binoculars and sharp clear focus, one lens has a small amount of ''growth'' when viewing from the other side but this cannot be seen when using. Neck strap is complete and strong. The leather case is a generic type with no details stamped to the body.
US Army M36 Pistol Belt and Belt Suspenders. Both are in nice condition with the suspenders being the late war pattern with heavy dubbing, faint markings. The belt again would appear to be a late war pattern with brass fittings.
US Military Distinguished Unit Citation Badge. In nice condition, some fade to the blue ribbon, both fixing clutches to the rear.
US Military Pocket Compass. In good usable condition with minimal wear to the outer body, the only damage is a slight crack to the inside glass. Dial in working condition.
US Special Forces Optics Head Frame. In nice used condition with makers details stamped to the top of the frame were the adjustable catch is, cloth head frame and straps are complete, face surround again in nice condition.
USN Aviator Survival Knife. Unmarked example thats in very nice condition with no damage to the slab grips and the majority of the factory finish to both blade and saw. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
VDA 1939 Shul Sammlung Badge. In very good condition with nearly all its silver wash present, good period fixing pin to the rear.
VDA Glass WHW Badge. In very nice condition and nice to find all the white priod finish to the cut glass area intact.
Very Large British Leather Revolver Holster, Adams. This is one of the largest holsters ive had, its in good allround condition with sound stitching, at some point the two hanging straps were cut off and the holster was converted to belt use by having two strips cut to the back, these cuts have plenty of wear and usage indicating period conversion. No markings , no date but the size would indicate the pistol used might well have been an Adams dating to Boer war period useage.
Veterans Shooting Badge. Nice badge with most of its gold finish remaining, there is no damage to the enamel to the oakleaf surround. The rear has its pin and catch.
Victorian Boer War Medical Officers Service Dress Jacket. Well its had a hard life being stored relativley badly, the moth has had a few meals im afraid but in my opinion this is still a good all round Victorian tunic worthy of being saved by a collector. Most of the damage is to the left hand side with damage running along the bottom of the pockets and top shoulder and of course the top collar. Both purple boards are good with all pips present. Top collar dogs are the silver wreath officers versions. Middle row of buttons are Victorian Queens crown examples with the four smaller buttons being Kings crown. Nice period sewn Boer War ribbon to the right side. Inside lining is in good condition, no name im afraid to say. Interestingly this type of jacket has very large breast pockets, bigger than the bottom ones. WAS PRICED AT £95
Victorian British Leather Ammuntion Pouch. Another variant as found wth Victorian ammo pouches, cannot find any reference to this pattern, ive tried but given up so variant it is. Condition is very good for its age, leather is supple, clouser strap is strong and all seams are complete. Inside above the pocket is a strip of leather to keep the ammo in place. No markings or date.
Victorian British Leather Ammuntion Pouch. Militia. One of the many variant leather ammo pouches produced at the turn of the Victorian period, This one has survived in very nice condition with no loose stitching and all straps present. No markings or date stamp but the front has a nickle clouser lug which would suggest Militia use.
Victorian Horse Pelham, Curb Bit. In good condition, its complete and both coat of arms still have sharp detail.
Victorian Household Regiment NCO Belt Household regiment nco's lether belt and brass buckle, condition is good but used , one small hole the the leather which i have photgraphed for you, no markings, buckle is in very good condition. Paint is flaking.
Victorian Militia White Metal Buckle and Belt. A very nice belt with white metal fittings for a Militia unit, buckle has sharp detail with only minimal surface scratches. The belt is a modified 1888 pattern belt, i belive it was a buff example but with many years of black polishing it now has the appearance of a black leather example.
Victorian Miltary Square Point Clasp Knife. I was lucky enough to find this scarce example of the square point folding knife as described in Ron Flook's book on British military knives, pages 125 to 127. He quotes that these were issued to both army and naval personnel. This knife has had a hard life but considering its age its still a nice example. The stag scale handle is in very nice undamaged condition, the blade has seen a lot of service use and has been sharpened, the makers details are faint but i can make out the name for the firm Thomas Turner. It has lost it copper staple.
Victorian Officers Pocket Compass. Compass has survived in very good condition with good finish remaining to the metal body and the front glass without cracks or chips, the inside pointer still swivels, side button for ''fixing'' the pointer still working. The inside dial is clear with the letter directions not being painted but as expected with a Victorian example are hand etched, some verdigris to the inside. This was found with a small lot belonging to a Boer war veteran. May i add that the top cover is very tight and will need a blade or good finger nail to open.
Victorian Snake Hook Leather Belt. I cannot fnd the specific pattern, perhaps 1870 is close.The belt is in good condition, plenty of finish to the metal fittings, leather has one tear were its been folded for some time,other wise its strong and supple.The size if fully extended would be around 40 inches.
Victorian Spear Point Bowie Dagger. Well its had a good life with the blade having some pitting and appears to have been cleaned, the point is original and not been reground, no sharpening. The black handle has a crack along it but its not weak or move, top tang has been peened on the pommel. The leather scabbard appears to be original with supple leather but i would guess its lost its top metal throat. So a nice large spear point example with some issues and priced accordingly. FOR SALE IN THE UK AND OVER 18 ONLY.
Vinatge Pocket Knife, Secateurs. Nice large undamaged pocket knife that has a nice set of secateurs at one end, super nice workmanship and still nice enough too use around the garden, only mark to be found is the word Foreign stamped to the blade.From a quick look it would appear these were made in Germany from the 1920's up to the 50's.
Vintage British Open Top Pistol Holster. Open top holster thats in a condition that I belive would be worthy of some TLC, the leather body is in supple condition with no open or loose stitching, at some point the two hanging loops at the back were removed. I myself would date this example around the 1900's even without makers or date marks.
Vintage Leather Map Case. I belive this is a private purchase map case that would look good attatched with other WW1 officers equipment. Condition is good used, no hanging strap and its missing its front celluloid sheet. No date or makers mark but a previous owner has scratched some details to the back.
Vintage Leather Pistol Holster, Automatic. In very nice condition with tight stitching and supple leather, no markings, last photo has size details.
Vintage Royal Naval Deck Cap. Condition is very good for its age, couple of small moth nips to the top and some wear to the nap around the edge. Inside leather lining is complete and supple, clear makers mark to the inside crown. As to date i cannot say but before WW2, my guess would be WW1 or earlier.
W.Willrich Post Card, Major Koch. In good condition, its been sent as seen by the amount of writting on the back!
Waffen SS Overseas/ M43 Cap Insignia. Both appear to have been removed from the same cap, the machine woven insignia on its rayon backing have survived in very nice condition, the back fold to the material would be expected from a set that has been used. They both appear to have been pasted into an album at one point. These were brought to me by the son of the British veteran who brought them back, he had numerous bits of German insignia which he wanted to mount in a frame with his fathers medals and photos but didnt want a set of SS cloth in the frame.
Walther P38 Issue Box. P38 issue box thats in very nice condition with no issues that i can find.
War Merit Cross With Swords. Ring Stamp 108. Arno Wallpach. Late produced medal with nearly all its factory finish and a good length of period ribbon, clear makers stamp to the ring, 108.
War Merit Cross Without Swords. Nice condition early made example with a good length of period ribbon.
War Merit Medal Document. In nice condition, clear details and clear embossed eagle stamp to the bottom left corner.
War Merit Medal. In very nice condition, sharp strike and id say all its factory finish intact, just a couple of minuet blemishes. Period ribbon again in very nice condition. The medal is an early produced example.
War Merit Medal. Early production thats in nice condition, ribbon is a replacement.
War Merit Medal. Early produced medal with very good finish and a length of period ribbon.
Wartime British Private Purchase Officers Black Beret. Condition is very good, its been used but the ''EVIL'' moth have not got there grubby teeth into this one, well not much, no holes just a couple of nips, good nap to the material, the inside is in used condition but the makers label is still readable, its made by the military outfitters Shirley Brook Ltd of Woolwich. No slide protector to the inside, size stamped 7. Two small holes to the front were a cap badge was fastened.
Wartime RAF OR''s Peaked Cap. Other ranks peaked cap thats in good condition, no moth holes or tracking, the top has discoloured due to time, middle of the body has stronger colour. The inside is in used condition, sweat band is complet if sweat stained, owners service number to the inside, faint dated and WD marks again to the inside. the liner again complet but brittle from age with some damage, original name tag area remains to the front. I would say its a size small. This cap has had the top stiffener removed and the crown re shaped for saome reason, its also appears had a great deal of use so a cap that was once loved by its owner.
WD Marked Spoon with Military ''ID'' Number In good condition with the owners military number stamped to the top of the handle.
Webbed Cartridge Belt, Indian 37 Pattern. Never seen such an example but its factory produced and resembles any 37 pattern belt, same width etc. The cartridge sleeves are bigger that 303 and im pressuming shotgun size. Brass buckles are rough cast making me think the set is Indian production.
Webley Black Leather Pistol Rig, RUC Issue? Nice leather rig which includes the leather snake buckle belt, open top pistol holster and ammo pouch. The holster and pouch appear to be close to the early 14 pattern but has some diffrences, what i find interesting are the date stamps to both holster, pouch and belt, they are dated from the 1950's and made by the same London firm. All components are in very nice supple condition. Im pressuming this would have been issued to a Police unit and would make a nice display item for an ''Irish troubles'' display or collection.
Wehrmacht Pocket Knife. In very nice condition.
Wehrmacht Pocket Knife. Condition is good, some bruising to the wooden slab grips, blade has some staining, no pittings and is unmarked.
Wehrmacht Pocket Knife. Condition is good with no damage to the wooden grips, no makers marks, blade has some staining only.
Wehrmacht Pocket Knife. In good condition with both wood grip slabs without damage.
Welsh Guards Service Dress Visor Cap. Modern Welsh Guards SD cap with one of the most severe visor peak cuts ive seen, this one turms back into the face and must sit on the brow of the nose, would not suprise me if it belonged to an RSM. Condition is very good.
Welsh Regiment Aluminium Match Box Sleeve. D.Donavan, 8th Welsh. Appears to be a field made item with a naive scroll work and image to the front and back, to the side is scratch ''souvenir of Austria'' , Donavan must have been part of the occupation forces just after WW1.
Welsh Regiment Pith Helmet and Cover. Welsh Regiment Wolseley pith helmet thats in super condition. The outside material is still strong with no sun fading, no snags and no crushing, only the slightest of storage marks. The cloth edgeing is again in very good order with only one very small fray to the front centre area, lets say under 2mm. The leather chinstrap is complete and in supple condition. The Welsh Reg flash as expected with the condition of the helmet is very good. Inside leather sweat band is named to the firm Linnely of London and has a faint owners name written on the other side, undeneath there is a faint stamping but cannot make it out, its still supple and in very nice order. Inside dome silver linning is in complete condition. With this helmet came a WD marked Cover that again is in very nice condition, i belive it dates from 1942/43. There is no date stamp to the helmet itself but from the construction i would place this example being made and issued around 1943.
West German 1950's Steel Combat Helmet, M40/50 Produced in the 1950's in the same shape as wartime M40's this example is in very nice condition with most its original finish intact, the liner is in supple condition as is the leather chinstrap. Liner has a size 60 stamp to it. WAS PRICED AT £75
West Wall Medal and Paper Packet, Zinc. REDUCED PRICE! West wall medal made from zinc with its paper packet and ribbon. Condition is good with sharp detail but missing its finish.
WHW 1935/6 Hitler Head Badge. In nice allround condition, clear details and period fixing pin to the rear.
WHW DJ Picture Card. One of a series of WHW cards produced during the years 39/40. Condition is good.
WHW Knights Cross Booklets X 6. All are complete and in very good condition.
WHW Swastika Badge. This WHW fund raising badge produced in the form of an ancient Nordic symbol is in very good condition, good strong working pin and maker marked to the rear.
WHW Wir Helfen Tinnie. Great design, great 100% finish and period pin to the rear.
William Rodgers Sawback Dagger. Dagger and scabbard are in very nice condition. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
Winstanstow Peace Gift Cigarette Case. EPNS marked case thats in good condition.
Winston Churchill Chalk Figure. Small chalk figure of Winston Churchill, condition is good, not sure if this figure came with a cigar but at the moment it has a coloured match stick poking out of its mouth.
Winter Clothing Donation Certificate. Nicely designed certificate given out to the population in token of there work in gathering winter clothing to donate to the German soldier fighting on the Russian front. Condition is very good.
Womens RCAF Service Peaked Cap. In sound condition with very nice material to the body and peak, the chinstrap is complete with some cracking to the surface, inside liner again in good complete condition, inside makers label is very faint. Missing its cap badge.
Womens Saint Johns Ambulance Cap. In very nice condition with only a couple of small moth nips to the body, other than that i would say its unissued.
Wood Handle K98 Bayonet and frog. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.....
Wooden VDA Tinnie. In very nice complete condition with good paint finish to the front and the rear having its period fixing pin.
Wrist Compass, Francis Baker, 1903. Compass made by the firm Francis Baker with Registration number that dates its patent to 1903, there are adverts from the firm also advertising the same compass in 1926. Condition is very good with all the black finish intact to the metal body, the dry dial rotates freely and has sharp detail with clear Reg number. The leather wrist strap is in very nice supple condition.
WW1 ''Hindenburg'' Honour Cross and Cellophane Packet. Still held in its blue issued cellophane packet the cross and ribbon are in unissued condition. Packet has a couple of small tears, cross is maker marked to the firm Glaser & Sohne of Dresden.
WW1 11th Welsh , English/French Dictionary. Salonica This well used dictionary is named to the front and back sleeves to a member of the Welsh Regiment in Salonica, Greece. The 11th Welsh are the Pals battalion from Cardiff.
WW1 1917 Souvenir Penny Medal, Home Made. Interesting medal using a silvered 1917 British penny attatched to a home made mount with hand painted coloured ribbon. Wether done by an individual or a local cottage type production i cannot say but i myself found it quite interesting.
WW1 Austrian Fighting Knife. In good allround condition with the blade looking as if its been polished at some point, its not over sharpened and has its original tip, clear makers mark to the top under the cross guard, the wooden handle has suffered minimal wood worm in the past but its in sound condition. The metal scabbard in is nice undented condition. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
WW1 Austrian Fighting Knife. In very nice used condition with no chips to the wooden handle, only some slight bruising and plenty of patina, the blade is clean with minimal staining, blade has its original tip. Clear letter ''R'' stamped to the top of the blade under the cross guard. The metal scabbard has no dents/knocks and has taken on lots of dark patina over the years, it still retains its scarce webbed hanging strap. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK ONLY.
WW1 Austrian Metal Ersatz Shovel Carrier. Something that doesnt often turn up over here in the UK is this metal carrier for the shovel, i managed to find two diffrent patterns, one still attatched to the shovel. This example is in good condition, its rusted but the metal is strong with no weak points.A simple but effective design. A freind of mine who travels thru the mountains on the italian border searching for WW1 trench systems managed to find a number of these, this is the last one he had, not sure you will see another one for a while.
WW1 Austrian Telegrapher Badge. In nice condition with sharp details, some rubbing to the crown area, some of the original finish can be seen to the design, rear fixing loop intact. Measures 45mm across.
WW1 Black Wound Badge. Un marked example with all its period factory finish to front and back, rear has its period fittings.
WW1 Black Wound Badge. Cut-Out. This is a very nice clean example with sharp detail and very nice rear hardwear.
WW1 Black Wound Badge. DRGM Marked. In very nice condition with the majority of its factory finish remaining, the back has been personalised with some initials scratch to the back. Interesting that the badge was stamped out with its catch and hinge, these then being bent over for function. Ive also just noticed that the bottom catch is also stamped DRGM. Quite an interesting example.
WW1 Black Wound Badge. Large Mini. With nearly all its factory finish, just a couple of areas were the paint has gone, rear has its period hardware. Last picture shows this example next to the normal sized example.
WW1 British Binoculars and Carry Case. As sometimes found this is a Fench made item, makers details to be found around the eye pieces, they have British army markings to the top frames and the leather case has a large broad arrow stamp to the front. This is a nice used set with plenty of patina, lenses have sharp focus and the slight verdiris to the inside does not effect the outlook. With the British military not having enough supplies of optics they bought a huge amount of French binoculars at the beginning of WW1.
WW1 British Binoculars and Leather Carry Case. The leather case is in very nice complete condition and has numerous markings including a clear 1916 date stamp, case comes with a supple full length carry strap. The binoculars are the type found from around the Boer war period and are dated 1902. Condition of the binos are very good with clear focus and view. As to when these were ''paired up'' is a guess but from the stong indentation to the top of the inside flap that match the binocular front caps i would say since WW1. Its a known fact that procurement of optical equipment for the British forces during the time was allways difficult and finding miss matched sets is nothing new.
WW1 British Death Plaque. CHARLES WILLIAM TURNER. The CWGC have a few listed to the above name, plaque is in very good condition and has not been over polished.
WW1 British Death Plaque. RWF. Samuel Strandring wa a member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the plaque is ''one of one''.
WW1 British Officers Leather Boots. In very nice supple condition, stitching is tight and the leather has only minor marks from time and storage. The leather soles and heals are again in very nice condition, leather laces appear to be the period examples, inside webb pulls are complete. Size from front to back along the bottom sole is just over 11 inches.
WW1 British Officers Leather Webley Ammo Pouch, Named Naval Division. In very nice condition with supple leather, more of a square shape than usually found but the same dimensions. To the inside is the owners details stamped in ink to an officer in the Naval Division.
WW1 British Officers Waterproof Carrier. Not much i can say here except it looks to be in unissued condition, clear details to the paper label to the inside and of course the popper is in working order.
WW1 British Photo Album, Army Reconnaissance School. 12 x 8 inch leather covered photo album that belonged to an officer in the British Army, first 6 out of 10 pages have photos relating to what i belive is an Army reconnaissance school during WW1. Group photos show that the officers are from diffrent regiments and quite a few are wearing '' cuff '' ranks to there uniforms, making this album date from before the end of 1918. Some photos show the surrounding terrain were exercises were taking place, not too sure were the school was but it would not suprise me if it were in Scotland. There are 42 military shots with family photos taking up the last 4 pages. WAS PRICED AT £90
WW1 British Private Purchase Periscope, The Lifeguard. With all private purchase items you just dont know whats going to turn up next. This periscope is called the Lifeguard and has survived in very nice condition with nearly all its black finish to both end caps and both mirrors without damage, concertina body works smoothly. The carry case again in very nice condition. Of interest is that the material and clouser snaps on the carry case match the private purchase water bottle ive listed, item number 55049!
WW1 British Trench Lantern, 1915 Dated. Made by the firm Hinks & Sons and dated 1915 this lantern appears to have never been used. All the glass is complete without damage and no wax residue can be found inside. The metal carry box is complete and dated only damage being the leather carry strap. The lantern is marked with a broad arrow and letter''U'', perhaps issued to a South African unit.
WW1 British Trench Mirror ''Vigilant'' The condition is very good, outer metal case has some slight rust bleed to the front only, hinge is secure and working, rear attachment swivels for use. The inside mirror is in fine condition, no chips or cracks, top paper label is clear with some fade, details are clear.Makers stamp to the front lid. A good example.
WW1 Brodie Helmet with Black Lion Frontal Badge. This has been an anomaly to me since i purchased it, still cannot make out the use. Anyway this is what i do know, its a WW1 british brodie helmet thats been over painted in black and had a very nicely rendered black lion in a yellow and red oval surrounded in an outer of green. The inside liner is complete but in used condition, chinstrap again complete but has is fragile in one area. The black finish is 95% complete, one small dink, the inside rim has been painted black but the original factory green finish can be found under the liner,appears to have a Belgium/French name to this rim. The best i can find on the frontal badge is the black lion of Flanders in Belgium.
WW1 Butcher Bayonet, M1898/05. Later pattern, low ears and top metal flash guard, thats held in an early leather scabbard. The similar condition of both lead me to belive these have allways been together. The bayonet metal fittings have a nice dark patina with no pitting, top press stud still in working condition, both wood slab grips are clean without chips. The blade is very clean with minimal staining, its marked to the firm Weyersberg Soligen and dated 1917 on the spine. The scabbard has nice clean leather with no loose stitching, top metal fitting has lost one stapple, bottom chape has both. A very nice example. p.s. the bayonet gets a bit tight when removing , i belive a wooden inner slat has moved .
WW1 Canadian Souvenir Bullet Knife. Nice souvenir Letter opener made from a brass bullet case and head, the rear pommel is made from a Canadian button. Many reproductions of this sort can be found all over the net but this one is period as seen by the construction.
WW1 Canvas Carry Straps. Might well be for use with the private purchase Officers haversack, measures around 37 inches in length, condition is very good.
WW1 Compass and Pouch with Message On Enemy Movements. Unmarked compass and pouch with the compass in good condition,undamaged top glass and most of its black factory finish, problem with this one is the dial is non moving, appears to have been a dry example but appears to have water damage inside, dial has clear markings . The leather case is the variant pattern from the one we usually see, no issues. The most interesting find with the item are two field written notes on enemy movment. One being a quick drawing of enemy postions, the other a two sided note on enemy movment etc. The writting can be made out but will need a little patience to have a good idea on whats going on. This came to me this morning from a collector of British WW1 medals, his recollection is that it belonged to a sergent in the Monmouth Yeomanry but im afraid thats it for info. Just to add there is a name made out to the inside of the leather case but i cannot make it out.
WW1 Durham Light Infantry Brodie Helmet Shell. Relic? Well its had a hard life and has seen some action but the outside shell has a good amount of its original rough finish intact, lets say 70%, the inside has lost its finish to the crown but most has survived around the rim. The front stencilled DLI badge is very clear with slight damage to the crown area, appears this area has had a slight wipe with a damp cloth to clear away some of the build up of verdigri on top of the stencil. This is a late war pattern brodie with added rim. This was recently found by a freind in a North German flee market on the Dutch border, souvenired by a German veteran? Who knows, still nice to find a Regimentally marked Brodie. The money shots folks are numbers 8 and 9 in the photo section.
WW1 French Armistice Signing Carriage Souvenir. Hand made from various bits of metal this small gong, stands around 8 inches high, is a nice souvenir of the Armistice signing which took place in a railway carriage. Of note same carriage was used by Hitler for the French surrender in 39.
WW1 French M15 Infantry Adrian Combat Helmet Shell with ''ID'' Just the shell this time but its second brushed non refective coat of paint is nearly 90% present, the original factory light blue can be seen in certain areas. Whats really nice about this example is the personalisation by the veteran to the inside. On the back there is some scroll workj but better still the veteran has scratch his regiment and and company details under the front visor area. Dont find many with such details.
WW1 French M15 Infantry Adrian Combat Helmet. In nice condition, 95% of its rough brushed applied finish to the outside, couple of small knocks, inside leather liner is complete and supple, remains of the chinstrap present including the buckle.
WW1 French M15 Infantry Adrian Combat Helmet. Helmet shell has all its hand brushed dark blue paint over the original light blue factory finish, shell has no knocks , front badge is the original applied example. The inside has lost its metal corrugated liner frame but the leather liner is present,its in supple condition, inside dome has recived a coat of black paint. No chinstrap.
WW1 German Cased F08 Field Binoculars.Goerz Maker. Nice set of WW1 field binoculars still contained in there original leather case. The binos have a good undamaged body with clear stamped details including maker. They have clear optics and focus is good. The leather case again in very nice condition but the strap has come adrift from one side, clear makers stamp to the front, same maker for optics and case, the inside has a postwar British label. I have had these examples before being sold postwar in Britian, many sold by Chemist for some reason.
WW1 German Destroyed Convoy Photograph. Would appear this period photo was taken a short time after the convoy was hit by artillery fire.
WW1 German Drunks!!! Well this mob certainly seem to have finished of a few flagans!!!
WW1 German Enamel Brooch. In very nice condition with some nice intricate enamel work on the oak leaves, nice design. The back has its period fixing pin. I belive these were used to hold a silver Kaiser coin or photo.
WW1 German Hilfs Verein Deutsch Frauen Badge. Badge produced for a benefit organization who supported German soldiers during WW1. condition is very good with only minimal loss of finish to the front, workng pin to the rear.
WW1 German Iron Cross and Hindenberg Cross Documents. Fuss Reg 122. Two documents to the same soldier who served in the Fussilier Regiment 122. Found with the documents is a very nice clear photo of an Imperial soldier in full marching order. Also found were a couple of postwar research documents which suggest he was wounded in action and reported missing.
WW1 German Magazine. Lustige Blatter. In good condition, A4 size, complete with a nice cover some political cartoons to the inside and too the back can be found some nice adverts.
WW1 German Military Document Wallet. Made of a grey felt material with no moth nips or tracking, fixing poppers in working order and a nice clear cloth number tag to the side. Found recently in Germany containing a number of documents related to a member of the Imperial army, didnt get the documents but was lucky to get the wallet as im allways looking for the more obscure item.
WW1 German Trench Knife. Type of civilian knife taken to the front by the German soldier. Stag handle is in nice condition, one minor crack near the guard only, knickle type cross guard has good finish and complete.Maker marked blade , slight staining and the very end of the tips needs pointing. The leather scabbard is in good order.
WW1 German Trench Knife. In used condition with the wooden grips in nice condition, some bruising, tight pins. Metal cross guard has some surface pitting. The single edge blade has staining, its maker marked to one side, the other having an Imperial acceptance stamp. The metal scabbard has lost its finish, lower end has some pitting, top leather hanger appears to be a replacement. With minimal effort this example would clean up a treat. ON HOLD FOR MICK.
WW1 German Trench Knife. Eagle head pommel version thats had a good life and in need of some TLC. The grips are complete without cracks, pins are tight. The metal pommel and cross guard still has a good amount of finish, top button is the faulse type. The blade has been ground over time, no maker mark. The metal scabbard has seen better days loosing its leather top strap, metal has a certain amount of pitting and has had a coat of paint postwar. As mentioned some TLC is needed. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
WW1 German War Relief Cross. Made of zinc and having sharp detail, original length of period ribbon.
WW1 Great War Kukri Paper Knife A bit more than the usual WW1 souvenir paper knife with this example in the shape of a Kukri knife, clear stamping and dates, bullet is dated 1918. This has not been polished and taken on a lovely dark patina.
WW1 Imperial Soldiers Photo Brooch. A very sweet WW1 ladies brooch with her mans photo to the inside wearing a covered spiked helmet, condition is very good with the celluloide front with no damage and the mount having taken a black patina, rear fixing pin intact.
WW1 Italian Army Souvenir Handkerchief. In nice condition with clear details and 1918 date.
WW1 KuK Austrian Belt and Buckle. A very nice example with a supple leather belt, in the Austrian style, and a very nice brass buckle, Buckle has some toning from age, but the original bright gilt finish can be seen all over the buckle body, im sure you know by now that i do not clean the items i put up for sale, im a patina lover!!! Buckle is dent free with no repairs. WAS PRICED AT £200...... A very nice surviving set. Just to add, buckles turn up now and then but the Austrian produced belts do not.
WW1 Ladies Iron Cross Brooch Souvenir. This example is in good condition, missing one of the hanging coins and its rear catch.
WW1 Ladies Iron Cross Brooch Souvenir. In very nice condition, no rear fixing pin so not sure how this was worn?
WW1 Ladies Iron Cross Brooch Souvenir. Made from the banding of a spent artillery round, condition is very good.
WW1 Ladies Iron Cross Enamel Badge Souvenir. In nice condition with rear fixing pin, just cleaned the white enamel cross and its come up without chips or cracks! Should have done that really before taking the photos !!
WW1 Ladies Iron Cross Pendant Souvenir. Sweet little pendant in the form of an Iron Cross, condition is very good.
WW1 Medal Pair, R.S.Fusiliers. Medals are very clean as are the ribbons, named to 266372 A-CL, A.H.Scotcher.
WW1 Medal Pair. Medals issued to 210597, GNR. F.G.DAVIES, RA. Condition is very good.
WW1 Mercantile Marine Medal Pair, Photo and Insignia. Nice little grouping to a Merchant Navy officer who served during the first world war. The medals are in nice condition with sharp detail and plenty of patina, no ribbons im afraid. The very clear photo is named to the back and was taken in Cardiff. The cuff insignia is the same as seen in the photo and the boards are in sound condition but missing one button. This came from a Cardiff house clearence just yesterday and has never been in a collection.
WW1 Nurses Hospital Patients Autograph Book. Large book,over 70 pages, filled with autographs,sentiments,ditties, drawings and poems done by recovering soldiers for a nurse Dolly Fawcett who worked at Greylingwell hospital. Very interesting piece of WW1 history with research possible on the wounded from diffrent regiments and from diffrent corners of the world. A very interesting capture of a slice of time with the soldiers writtings and sentiments being funny, saucy,poignant and sometimes racist. This example has had some damage over time with the front cover adrift but the inside pages have survived intact and in good condition.
WW1 Nurses Hospital Patients Autograph Book. Compiled for a Nurse Jones in Salisbury infirmary Radnor wing and filled with well over a hundred sentiments from recovering soldiers from all over the commonwealth. Some great drawings and paintings and of course some saucy and racist notes, this has to be the best example ive managed to offer. Condition is complete and in very nice condition. May i add that ive uploaded 20 images of the content but thats nowhere near the history you will find amongst these pages.
WW1 Nurses Hospital Patients Autograph Book. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.....
WW1 Period British Pith Helmet with Regimental Flash.14th Hussars. In used condition but still looking very nice is this WW1 period example with Regimental flash attatched to the eight fold cloth puggaree. The overall body has taken on a lot of patina and has lost its top cone, the cork crown has been crushed but its kept its shape.The inside liner is complete and supple but stained from use. The WD inspection stamp is clear and the owner has written some of his details to the crown in pencil. His service number is H/47515 and his initials appear to be W.R.M. A quick search brings up Sgt W.R.Mitchel who is entitled to a trio, his service number changed after units emalginated.
WW1 Period Pocket Mirror and Cut Throat Razor. Good items for your period WW1 display, both mirror and razor are in nice untouched condition. Recently found amongst the medals and belongings and of a local Pontypool WW1 SWB veteran here in South Wales.
WW1 Photo Post card. Good shot of an NCO wearing his steel helmet, pistol and bayonet and troddel.
WW1 Post Card, Deserter Shot at Dawn. Well its actually called ''The pardon came too late'' and its the first card ive seen dealing with desertion and im not sure who you would send this type of card to. Reading the sentiment it could well be a Jonny Cash song!
WW1 Prussian Steel Belt Buckle. Sorry to say the rear fixing prongs have gone but the steel body even without its finish is in nice condition with sharp detail.
WW1 Royal Engineers Small Diary and Three Photo Post Cards. Recently found in a local house clearance is this small diary with three period WW1 photos. The diary starts with three interesting pages named to a soldier H.A.Arkinstall who was a member of the RE. The rest is full of certain remedies and what ingredients to use such as Hair Was, Eye Lotion,Skin Dressing, Blister,Lice Dressing etc. From the rest of the pages i assume his job was looking after horses From the ingredients found in the lotions i would ask you not to try and make them yourselves as im sure the tonic would have killed any user before a week in any trench!! The three photos are RE members and do appear to be the same guys. Anyway an interesting little lot.
WW1 Silver ''ID'' Bracelet, Lt Broughton, Green Howards. Nice hallmarked example, condition is very good, fastening chain complete.
WW1 Silver Wound Badge. A really nice crisp detailed example with a large rear fixing pin and hinge. Condition is very good.
WW1 Silver Wound Badge. Cut-Out. In nice condition with a good amount of its silver finish remaining, rear has a good catch and pin.
WW1 South Wales Borderers Officers Peaked Cap. What can i say that the photos can't, yep its well used but still in my opinion has a certain charm, yes it was found recently on a waste tip in my local area , no i wasnt that lucky but the Antique dealer who sold it to me was. What i find really interesting are the very rare Regimental Dragon side buttons and of course its survived the ravages of time.
WW1 Trench Club. In very nice condition with the wooden shaft being in solid condition with the only damage being to one side of the front section. The iron nails have been bent over and only a couple are missing, the front has been weighted with having moulten lead poured into the top.Faint traces of mud can be found over the front area. If you wanted an example that looks as if its done its job then this would be it.
WW1 Verdun Souvenir. A very nice Immediate post WW1 Verdun Souvenir using a nickle plated shell mounted on a cold painted plinth. The shell has the Verdun coat of arms added to the top. Shell is screwed down to the plinth, no damage and the majority of the paint remaning to the base. An attractive piece.
WW1 War Munition Volunteer Badge. In nice crisp condition, rear has its button hole device and is marked Guant, recipients number also stamped to th back.
WW1 Welsh Regiment Officers Trench Cap. One of the many types of trench caps worn by British officers during WW1 on the front line. Condition is very used and tired, material is good but some loss of nap to the top and a couple of moth nips, one side has come adrift. The leather chinstrap is complete but one section is broken, still attatched to the Officers bronzed GS buttons. Front bronze officers cap badge is very nice with patina. The inside has lossed its sweatband and some of the liner. As mentioned its a bit tired but still displays nicely and would be a great restoration project. This has been lanquishing in my mates loft for 15 years, he purchased it with the idea of restoring it but he never got round to it, time for a new home.
WW2 ARP Emergency Telephone System. I was lucky enough to recently purchase this item from a small private museum who had it displayed with a Home Guard display. This rare rig is in super condition and comes with two extra metal handsets with a certain amount of cable. As for postage, well im afraid this will be ''pick up'' only due to the weight, it must be over 15 kilos, so pop into the shop or perhaps i can delivery a certain amount of miles, anyway give us a call and lets see what we can do.
WW2 , German and British Aircraft, How to Spot Them. Two wartime publications of how to spot allied and axis aircraft. British booklet has lost its cover but complete pages, German aircraft booklet complet with fly cover.
WW2 2nd Class Iron Cross. In very nice condition with a good amount of its frosting and burnished areas remaining and a very nice flat finish to the central core. No makers mark to the ring, nice length of period ribbon.
WW2 2nd Class Iron Cross. In good allround condition with nice patina to the frame, solid black finish to the central core but this has suffered from sligh rust bubbling. Ribbon is in nice condition. No ring stamp.
WW2 2nd Class Iron Cross. In nice condition with a nice flat finish to the central core and nice dark patina to the two piece frame. Ribbon is a full length example ith some staining. No ring stamp.
WW2 Air Ministry Bathtub Morse Key and Polarised Buzzer Set. As found in most WW2 british aircraft, components are all in very nice condition, will need a wipe down with a cloth but no cracks or chips to the body , the buzzer has two AM plates attatched. Too one side is a terminal marked ''mic''. The spring to the front of the knob would be closed over in the event of the aircraft going down to send a constant trasmition giving the operator time to try and escape.
WW2 Aircraft Recognition Model, Wellington Bomber. In very nice clean condition, this example is made from metal, only issue i can fnd is that some point someone tried to drill a hole in the bottm, i pressume to mount on a pedastal.
WW2 Aluminium DRK Visor Cockade and Wreath. Two piece constructed aluminium Cockade and wreath for use with the DRK visor. Condition is very good, all fixing prongs to thr rear.
WW2 Aluminium Heer Visor Cockade and Wreath. An early made example thats in nice condition, the back is marked Ges Gesch and has a large Number 7 to the centre. All fixing prongs present.
WW2 American M1 Helmet Shell. Rear seam example with a good amount of its original cork finish remaining, no stress cracks, heat stamp to the inside front, later green chinstrap.Named to the inside to a Sgt Williams. Good outer waiting for a nice liner.
WW2 American Pilots Wings, Gaunt London. Nice set of wings made by the British firm Gaunt.
WW2 Artillery Officers Maroon Para Beret. This was brought into me by the veterans son, his father just having passed away in the Cowbridge area near Cardiff, there is some history which will be mentioned at the end. The beret itself is of classic WW2 manufacture, all components as seen from the pictures are from the period. The condition is very good concidering it was used in the far east. The body has a couple of tiny moth nips to the front area and the nap of the cloth is worn but no thinning to the material. The bottom leather band is in well used condition as you might expect from use in hotter climes, back cloth ''tie'' is present. Both brass grommets to the side are still tight in the fabric and are not pulled through.The front officers bullion Artillery badge is in used but complete condition. The inside lining is dirty from usage and has a couple of small frays to the edging, the leather backing to the grommet area is still attatched. Im afraid that all markings have gone thru use, pity but its no suprise with such a heavely used cap. Displays very well. The beret is priced as a nice used WW2 example without the veterans details below. I have also listed his 1945 dated beret which appears to have little use, unlike this example that he obviously used during his wartime service Now for some details on the veteran, the son told me his name and a couple of stories from his dad, including a story his father allways talked about, being an attack he had to make on an allied ship in India were the troops had mutinied. The veterans name was Captain John Marshal, part of 159 Parachute Regiment Light artillery, who was shipped to Burma late in the war, his regiment was being readied for the invasion of Japan. Shortly after the end of the war he was sent to Karachi as an officer of 15th para C troop, were they were used for security. His unit was charged in putting down a mutiny on an Indian warship called HMIS Hindastan, he was in command of this unit when it attacked the ship for 20 minutes before the Indian soldiers surrendered. A few of his command were injured and a couple of the soldiers on the ship were killed. A quick google search of the ship Hindastan and the whole story can be found including an eyewitness account from Captain Marshal, including having to observe the ship from a clock tower were he was open to fire from the mutinous soldiers, something his son said his dad was allways annoyed about. The son said he would return with more details and perhaps his dads medals if the rest of the family agreed, im afraid this has not happend to date, so as mentioned the beret is being sold on its own merit. By the way i do have his American military binoculrs he used during this raid on the ship.
WW2 Belgium Technical Training School Enamel Breast Badge. In nice condition with both rear post present but missing one screw fasterner.
WW2 Blackout Bulb and Cardboard Box. The bulb as seen in the pictures is in perfect condition, box has a couple of small tears, box has a War Economy detail printed to one of the closing flaps. Perfect Homefront item and a rare survior of the times.
WW2 British NFS MKII Helmet. Just brought into me this week is this good condition Fire Service Mk11 helmet, id say that at least 85% of its original finish, inside and out. The front decal and unit number is complete with just minor knocks, the red has been refinished at the same time as the red line was painted around the circumference, this is period applied. The inside ,first pattern, liner and chinstrap is in good complete condition but i have not cleaned it . To the inside rim near the back just under the green finish is a name painted in red, i belive this is Morgan. Nice untouched example.
WW2 British Army Jack Knife, Indian. In very nice condition, complete with very little sharpening to the blade, the grips appear to be leather with the checkered pattern cut into the grips, only marking is a letter ''H'' to the spike. This might well be an Indian made example.
WW2 British Boxed Helio 5'',MK V. Nice complete set with the only damage being the top cross strap missing its front section . All components inside are in very nice condition, spares tin has all its spare mirrors. Cloth carry strap and rear fixing strap are in nice condition. Only date i can find is 43 stamped to the inside of the webbed spares pouch. International customers please be aware of the postage costs as this is a heavy item, around 4 kilos, if interested then i will be stalling at the Ciney show and can bring it over.
WW2 British Felt Slouch Hat. Burma. Well if one slouch looked as if it spent some time in the jungle it would be this one, great looking shape but as seen in the photos its had lots of use. The felt body is complete with a working Newey press popper, its lost its middle band and looks like a formation patch to the side has been removed, inside has lost its liner and has two period buttons stitched to the side for taking some sort of strap. Would make a perfect display for a POW or a soldier who has just come out of the jungle after extensive ops.
WW2 British Homefront Helmet , '' E ''. 1939 Black painted helmet as issued on the Homefront, this one has a large letter ''E'' to the front with a small ''K'' underneath. The black finish has a certain amount of rust bleed coming thru the shell, inside has an early army brown finish and the liner has the early round top pad, dated 1939. Chinstarp in good strong condition. The owners name is painted to the inside crown, Kipling, perhaps the small K to the front is a means of finding his helmet quickly.
WW2 British Homeguard Helmet, 1940 Dated. Very nice condition with nearly all its wartime green paint finish to the outside and inside of the 1941 dated shell which fits in nicely with a homeguard example, The helmet has had at least two coats, the first being black and then the green over paint, one side of the shell has the 3 holes found on Homefront lids. The liner and chin strap are in very nice condition, both being clean and supple.
WW2 British Hospital Blues BD trousers. In very nice condition, cannot find any moth damage, WD stamp to the inside and its sized 38/40 . Once used by a film company.
WW2 British Leather Jerkin. In good all round condition, the top shoulder seams lost its thread, all buttons present and original to the item, inside liner is very clean, early label has damage so no size etc. I would say its a medium to large.
WW2 British Magnetized Brass Escape Buttons. Pair of magnetized brass buttons that when paired together form an escape compass, top example turns to North when placed on the lower buttons spike.
WW2 British Magnetized Escape Button. As worn on the Battle Dress the button is magnetized allways pointing North when hung from a length of cotton, some of the eluminous paint remains to the three rear dots.
WW2 British Magnetized Escape Button. As worn on the battle dress trousers this button has been magnetized, when the button is held by a length of cotton the two holes on the back point north. Over time the luminous paint has gone from the holes.
WW2 British Magnetized Escape Razor Blade, Fleet. Magnetized razor blade that turns north when placed on the surface of a pool of water.
WW2 British Medals with ID. London Lad. This set was found in a local house clearence in the Cardiff area last week, nothing special i will admit but i did manage to get his Birth and Death cetrificates so research would be possible. Of interest is the lack of a defence medal, never mounted, his father was a career soldier being a sergeant in the Grenadier Guards and not only did he serve in Africa and Italy but was sent over to Burma.The 39/45 star missing.
WW2 British Miniature Brass Escape Compass. In working order, central inner dial moves under the glass, condition is used/very good.
WW2 British MkIII ''Turtle'' Combat Helmet. As used by Allied forces from 1943 and on the Normandy invasion, this early produced example has the majority of its rough Khaki factory finish to the outer shell, id say that nearly 100% of the finish remains to the inside. The liner is an unmarked, undated example thats is in very nice condition. Original chinstrap is supple and in strong condition. Interestingly the helmet has the remains of a number ''4'' to the front and back, i have been told these numbers can be found on experimental helmets from the era, i cannot find any more info im afraid. Anyway its a very nice MkIII with a super finish.
WW2 British Mountaineers, Ski Cap. The date markings are very faint but to the inside under the top lining is a very clear broad arrow stamp with the letter N for the date1943. This cap is in very nice condition but has been altered by the trooper to fit better when wearing when the sides are tied up, this was done by cutting slightly at the sides and cutting the cloth tie which would have been one piece.
WW2 British Naval Ratings Blue Cap. A nice example thats in used condition, original HMS title tally with the side knot in its original configuration. Its named to the inside liner. This one did see lots of service wear as can be seen with the hair oil residue on the caps edge.
WW2 British Officers Khaki Service Visor Cap. Cap appears to have had little service life and is in very nice condition, its slightly miss shapened when not on a ''head'' from storage. No staining ,moth nips or tracking, leather strap is sound. The side buttons are brown painted metal types and the front has a very nice economy plastic Gerneral Service badge to the front. Inside again in very nice condition, no size but would say mediumish!!
WW2 British Pay and Release Books. Both books relate to a member of the R.A.O.C. who joined in 1942, he was born in 1903 so was quite old for military service but was awarded the LSGC in 1944 so i presume he might well have done service during WW1. Anyway both books are complete and in good condition, some additional papers found inside come with the group.
WW2 British RA Officers Visor Cap. This one has had some action as seen by the mud and grime found all about the cap, ive not tried to clean any part of it as i wanted to show you the combat wear. The buttons are KC bronze versions, the front cap badge has gone but the shadow can clearly be seen, leather chinstrap is supple but again dirty. There are numerous moth nips to the areas that have been covered as the under seams and behind the chinstrap. The inside has seen plenty of use with what appears to be mud staining to the top protective cover, leather sweatband is complete and quite supple with the front section adrift from the caps body. The protective cover has a split to the centre were the inside makers mark can be seen and the ''money shot'' being , by appointment to his majesty the King. Even with the moth nips this would make a great display item and one that you can be sure didnt sit out the war.
WW2 British RAF E Type Flying Helmet. E type helmet as used in hotter climets, its in very nice condition with no holes or snags to the cloth body, just a couple of minor storage stains. All leather goggle straps are complet and all snaps are in working condition. Both ear reciver cups are in supple condition with no damage and tightly stitched to the body. Inside has service ware but no damage. A nice example in need of some recivers and loom. I would say its a medium size.
WW2 British Royal Fusiliers Officers Visor Cap. In very nice condition,no moth nips or tracking, couple of small stains to the top, material nap is good. The leather chinstrap is complete and supple.Four vent grommets to the rear. Both the front badge and buttons are the bronze officers type. The inside has had usage but minimal, one small area of the stitching loose around the peak area. Inside lining has the usual discolouration as found with Brit liners, the makers mark can just be made out as can the ''by appointment to the King''. A very nice clean example. Oh! no size but i reckon around a good medium if that helps.
WW2 Costal Artillery Bevo Cap Badge Unissued condition Bevo cap insignia for a Costal Artillery cap, no issues . Small tape remains from being mounted in an album.
WW2 Dutch Army Swagger Stick. Wooden swagger stick with the top ball having a Dutch lion and motto. The ball top has a couple of dents but the insignia has clear detail.A scarse example.
WW2 Dutch NSB Arm Insignia. Done in the dutch Bevo weave, this arm badge is in very good condition.
WW2 Geman Period Boxed Kurvenmesser Its nice to find an original period German example with out the export title ''made in Germany'' to the body. This one is in very nice condition as is the two piece cardboard box itself, nice clear label to the top of the box A very nice item to add to your period map case display.
WW2 German ''Donald Duck'' Cap Eagle. Naval metal eagle used on naval ratings ''Donald Duck'' cap, usually they are gilt coloured but this example does not appear to have had any colour, perhaps a late war issued eagle. Eagle has good detail and the stic pin device is strong.
WW2 German ''Spork''. German army combination fork and spoon set thats in nice condition and has a makers stamp.
WW2 German 'A' Frame And Pack. MORE PICTURES...............
WW2 German Aluminium Lighter. In unissed condition.
WW2 German Army Dagger, Puma Maker. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.......
WW2 German Army Pocket Bible. Condition is very good with a nice clear military stamp to the inside fly sheet.
WW2 German Artillery Marked Mounted Metal Eagle Sculpture. Nice sized Third Reich metal eagle standing on a stone outcrop, eagle is nicely designed with outstreached wings and open beak. i would rate the original finish as being over 95% intact. The sculpture is mounted on a squre marble base, couple of nocks, and has a metal plaque to an Artillery regiment. The picture with the Iron Cross is to show its scale and of course to show how it might well have been used for.
WW2 German Brandwunden Salbe 1942, Burn Cream. Small 1942 dated tin for Burn Cream, tin is in very nice condition, i pressume its empty but cannot open and do not wish to damage the tin.
WW2 German Cigarette box, Haus Neuerburg Tropen-Packung. Allthough empty of contents the metal box is in very good condition with paper sleeve to the bottom.
WW2 German Cigarette Papers, Samum Extra. With Tax Label. Condition is good with TR tax label attatched.
WW2 German Cigarette Papers, Solali. With Tax Label. Condition is good and nice to find a packet with the TR tax label.
WW2 German Cloth SA Side Cap Eagle. Unissued example that's in super condition.
WW2 German Clothing Whip. In good used condition, couple of leather strands missing, field number cut into the handle.
WW2 German Combat Rucksack. In good used condition, couple of small snags to the material, all straps and buckles are present, inner back pocket with buttons complete, one small repair to one leather hanger to the rear.
WW2 German Costal Artilley Breast Eagle. Very nice condition, appears to have been removed from a tunic.
WW2 German Customs Official Cap Eagle. Stamped aluminium made cap eagle thats in very nice condition indeed with all fixing prongs to the rear.
WW2 German Dienst-Brille Metal Case. Case only , condition is very good.
WW2 German Drinking Cup. Bakelite example thats in very good condition, no chips or cracks, maker marked to the bottom.
WW2 German Fighting Knife. Infanteriemesser 42. In nice used condition, wooden slab grips are complete, three pins holding the grips together, owner has marked both sides, one with his initials ''HH'', the other side ST2-14. The blade has some staining, no markings found. The steel scabbard has a good amount of its original black finish and a strong/complete back spring belt attatchment. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY!
WW2 German Fire Police Walking Out Bayonet. The metal fittings to the handle has some loss of finish, mainly to the bottom half of the birds head pommel, the grips are undamaged. The unmarked blade has good clear finish with no sharpening and original tip, original leather washer intact. The steel scabbard again in nice condition with no dents and most of its factory finish. FOR SALE TO OVER 18'S AND UK ONLY.
WW2 German Long Walking Out Bayonet. In good allround condition with the grips complete with no damage, metal fittings have lost there finish, top button in working order. The blade has good finish with minor crazing to the plate only, nice clear makers mark. The steel scabbard again in nice condition with nearly all its factory finish intact. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
WW2 German Luftschutz Gladiator Helmet. In good condition with nearly all its original finish to the outside and inside, there is the begining of rust spotting coming thru. The inside liner is in very nice supple condition as is the chinstrap. The decal has been denazified by having the swastika removed. This would be a perfect item for restoration as the photo 7 shows with the second example i purchased from the same source, i added the swastika part of a repro decal to the front which makes the lid displayable, easy job to do.
WW2 German Luftschutz Verbandkasten , Complete. 1938. If you wanted a '' time machine '' example then this is very close, its in super condition with i belive most if not all contents complete and unused. Most contents are dated 1938 and the box dates from 1937 as stamped to the top contents list. All bottles and tubes have there original contents and have never been open, wax seals still intact. I will let the photographs do the rest of the talking folks. Good job i weighed the item as its 3 kilos more than my estimate by eye, weighs in at 5 kilos so postage will be a bit steep but we can sort something out.
WW2 German Luftwaffe Sword, Paul Weyersberg. Veteran Bring Back. The leather to the handle has some minor scuffing but the wire is complete, metal nickle fittings are stained from patina but have no damage. The blade has a nice clear makers stamp and a luftwaffe acceptance stamp, blade is quite clean and bright, just two very small nicks to the edge and a slight kink near the tip, tip is original to the blade.There is a letter mark to the underside of the cross guard. The scabbard has lost its leather cover but has no knocks, the leather hanger is complete but one end has come adrift from loose stitching. Having been stored in an attic till this last month the sword has survived in good original condition, the gent who brough this in to the shop told me it belonged to his father who was a dispatch rider for the RAF during WW2, he remembered playing with it as a child and has decided it was time to sell it on.
WW2 German M31 Canteen Cup. Named. In good used condition, no markings, stamps to be found, owner has scratched his name to the bottom.
WW2 German Match Box and Contents. Box is in very nice condition with full contents.
WW2 German Military ''Memory'' Book. Wehrdienst Ehrendienst. Major Von Manteuffel Third Battalion example thats in very nice unissued condition. To the front is an histric perspective of German military history up till the 1930's, including the names of officers of the Regiment.To the back are a couple of pages to be filled in by the serving soldier and a number of blank black pages for adding related photos taken b the soldier. Large size, around A4. Hard Back.
WW2 German Military Field Post Game. Nice box of drafts as sent out in the field post by relatives to the front line, condition is very good but one counter missing.
WW2 German Military Leather Map Case. In nice condition, its been well used as seen by the leather, no loose stitching and the inner compartment is present as is the leather pull to the front pocket. The only damage is to the bottom of one of the pencil pockets and another having split, cannot find any markings. If you like your field gear having that old bike jacket look then this might be for you.
WW2 German Officers Visor Cap Bullion Eagle. Condition is very good , only issue is the one line of bullion wire that travels over the top of the right wing, a minor issue. I have photographed this one next to the metal version for size comparison.
WW2 German Parachute Bag, FL 30220. Condition is used, complete and good, some marks and a bit dusty from years of storage. All poppers are present but i have not closed as they might need a quick clean, two poppers are closed and i have not tried to force them, couple of small snags to the material, clear FL number stamp to the top.
WW2 German Pencils x 3, Faber. Three pencils that have never been used, would fit in perfectly with your map case.
WW2 German Period Knoblauch Beeren Packet, Garlic Berries Quirky little item that would fit in well with your personal Items collection.Item is in nice condition with contents.
WW2 German Radio Headphone Set. Telefunken. In very good complete condition with its original loom and jack.
WW2 German RFSS Marked Fire Hose Nozzle! Period WW2 German fire water hose nozzle that is marked RFSS to the side plate, condition is very good with no chips or parts missing. Perfect for any Luftschutz ,Fire rescue display and of course Hitler Youth. WAS PRICED AT £120
WW2 German Ribbon Bar, Plastic Frame. Good ribbon bar for the Russian Front and War Merit Cross, interesting construction with the body being made from palstic. Condition is very good but would appear the central fixing bracket to the rear has gone and now held in place by thread.
WW2 German Short Walking Out Bayonet. In good condition with no chips or cracks to the handle, loss of finish to the pommel and cross guard, blade is unmarked , not sharpened and clean. Steel scabbard has most of its period finish but has at one point been caught in a door. FOR SALE TO OVER 18'S ONLY.
WW2 German Tooth Powder. Rosdont. Priced in Reich Marks this tooth powder has never been opened and is in very nice condition.
WW2 German Unissued Feldpost Cards. Large stack of WW2 feldpost cards, not sure how many there are, my guess would be over 50, they just pull apart when you need to write home, anyway they are in good condition and still usable, great display in your bunker or if your in command of a rifle section then your whole unit can write home!
WW2 German Visor Eagle Cap Badge Aluminium made eagle cap badge for a visored cap, condition is very good with all three fixing prongs complete.
WW2 German Walking-Out Bayonet, Distributor Marked. A very nice clean example, undamaged grips, tight pins, clean metal work, clean blade,and a scabbard that has all its finish intact. Whats nice with this bayonet that even though there is no makers mark the blade is marked with the distributor details.
WW2 German Z.m.P. Map Case Grid Pouch, Vetran Bringback. Very nice condition Grid pouch that was brought home by a member of the Welsh Guards and used by him post war times for his Comrades Association, found inside the smaller pouch section was the vets formation patches, his details have been written on the inside of the pouch, one female popper come loose but still attatched to the male one.
WW2 Gordon Highlanders Glengerry. Nice used example with just one small moth nip to the material of the body, this one has the remains of the makers details and crowfoot stamped to the inside lining. Cap badge is very nice with sharp detail.
WW2 Gordon Highlanders Handkerchief. Tartan Gordons handkerchief thats in nice condition.
WW2 Iron Cross Second Class. In nice condition with all its period flat black finish to the iron centre, frame has plenty of patina, ring is unmarked. Ribbon i belive is a replacement.
WW2 Iron Cross, 2nd Class, F.Zimmermann. Nice condition cross with nearly all its finish to the iron centre, only loss is on one arm of the Swastika. The outer frame has plenty of patina but no ''dinks'' and the Zimmermann flaws can be seen in the beading. This was pointed out to me as a sign of a Zimmermann produced example. Good length of period ribbon.
WW2 Iron Cross, 2nd Class, Ring Stamp 24. In good all round condition with patina to the two piece frame and the iron core having some rust marks but most of its factory finish is intact, would clean up fine. The ring has a clear number 24 stamping. Good period ribbon.
WW2 Iron Cross, 2nd Class, S&L. Nice example with all its flat factory finish to the iron centre, two piece frame has little patina and a good amount of frosting, comes with a good length of period ribbon attatched. No makers number to the ring but have been informed its an S&L made medal.
WW2 Iron Cross, 2nd Class, S&L. Now this example is in very good condition with all its flat black factory finish to the iron centre, the frame has some patina but lots of its frosting intact. With this comes a very good length of period ribbon.
WW2 Iron Cross, 2nd Second Class, Ring Stamp 4. In good condition with tarnish to the outer frame and some paint finish loss to the iron centre, clear No 4 stamp to the ring. Period ribbon shows age.
WW2 Iron Cross, 2nd Second Class, Ring Stamp 65. In very nice condition with all its matt black factory finish to the iron centre, the outer frame has some patina but there is a defenitely a colour diffrence between the beading and outer frame, remaining frosting? The ring has a clear 65 makers number stamp. Ribbon is period and in very nice unsued condition.
WW2 Iron Cross, 2nd Second Class, Ring Stamp L/11. In nice condition with the majority of its matt black factory finish to the iron centre, main loss is the the outside of the middle swastika. The outer frame has patina. The ring stamp has a clear L/11 stamping. Ribbon is a nice period example.
WW2 Italian Air Defence, U.N.P.A., Medal. Medal has a nice art deco design with the majority of its finish remaining.
WW2 Italian Airforce Officers Bullion Cap Eagle. In nice condition with just minimal wear to the gold bullion, appears to have been uniform removed.
WW2 Italian Fascist Members Badge. Badge is in very good condition, some crazing to the front enamel, badge has toned from age, the reverse again has loads of patina and is maker marked to the button hole device.
WW2 Jack Knife. In very nice condition, grips are complete and without damage, the blade has just some light pitting as does the tin opener and the makers mark and date are very faint, looks like ''W&S'' Sheffield, 194?.
WW2 Japanese Military Pocket Diary. Diary has never been used, pages are blank except for a pencil drawing to one page, dont belive its a Japanese drawing. Found inside was a Japanese Goverment occupation money note. Item was found this morning at a Cardiff bootsale, not by me im afraid! WAS PRICED AT £28
WW2 K98 Leather Bayonet Frog. In good condition, leather is supple, 2mm loose stitching to one corner only, 1940 stamp to the rear and the remains of a Luftwaffe code.
WW2 Luftwaffe Wrist Compass. In nice condition with the central dial in worki9ng condition, body has no damage, clear maker and stores numbering to the rear.
WW2 Polish Medal Group. Nice to find a Polish medal group that has just come into me from a family member, its well used and would appear to have been worn on many occasions. So there is plenty of wear to all and a couple of chips to the enamel merit cross. The three Polish medals relate to Polands freedom wars of the 1920's and this individual earned the Polish Independence medal for his service. . As with quite a few Polish soldiers fighting with the British he must have been a good age when going thru Germany.
WW2 RAF 55 Squadron Pennant Fragment. What appears to be part of a pennant or flag belonging to 55 Squadron, it measures around 8x6 inches. As to age, i dont belive its WW1 period but might well be WW2, sorry but thats as close as i can get.
WW2 RAF Air Ministry Shirt. Quite a scarse item to find and even better being a large size, condition is very clean with all buttons present and a clear AM label to the inside neck.
WW2 RAF C Type Flying Helmet, 1st Pattern. This C type leather helmet is the first pattern with Bennet Buckle, condition is very good with no damage or snags to the leather body, all four leather goggle straps are complete and all press snaps are in working condition. The beenet buckle has nearly all its leather finish and the clouser strap is in very nice and strong condition, just underneath the Bennet buckle is a slight hole to the leather.Both reciver cups are supple and strong with no issues. The inside is again in very nice condition but has seen service, named to the inside.
WW2 RAF Escape Map, China and French Indo China . Printed on both sides and in unissued condition.
WW2 RAF Escape Map, French Indo China and Siam. This map is marked ''J '' and '' M '', its in unissued condition.
WW2 RAF Flight Sergeant Tunic, Bomb Aimer. Very nice condition tunic badged up to a flight seargeant who served as a bomb aimer. One very small moth nip to the lower skirt only. The stripes and printed albatross are machine sewn, the BA wings are hand sewn. The inside lining is again in nice condition, it has the wound dressing pocket to the left side, the label is dirty and has the owners name and number going over the top details, the date looks to be 1940 or 42, anyway its a nice badged wartime example and its not a bad size, No12.
WW2 RAF Glass Photo Frame. Two plates of glass , one printed with thw RAF wings and colours, the other clear. These were to be used by placing the photo of your loved one between the two sheets and held in a wooden frame or stood upright on a wooden plinth. This measures 9x6 inches. Condition is very good.
WW2 RAF Medals, Named Boxed, Complete, Africa. As found with all medals awarded and held in there cellophane wraps., clean ribbons and entitlement slip. Clear name of the veteran to the box.
WW2 RAF Service Bible, Named to Pilot Officer. In very nice condition with an extra bonus of being named to a Pilot Officer, nice touch being his home address as ''MA''.
WW2 RAF Side Cap. Officers. A very nice condition RAF side cap that appears to be made from officers quality material. No moth nips or tracking to the body, two black economy RAF buttons to the front and a well polished brass RAF cap badge to the side. The inside liner is of a high quality again making me belive this is an officers cap, clear makers marks stamped to the inside with a WD broad arrow mark to the side, its sized 6 and 3/4 , when first stamped up it looks as if it was sized a 7 but this was stamped over, can be seen below the makers details.
WW2 RAF Warrant Officers Sleeve Patches, Cut Offs. Still attatched to the uniform material, these have been cut off the uniform, condition is very good. These belonged to Pilot and F/Eng H.Mckenzie of 617 Squadron.
WW2 RAF Wing Commander Tunic. Tunic is in good condition with just a couple of moth nips mostly to the back shoulder. All insignia is period attatched and there is a nice ribbon bar over the pocket. The style of jacket has the bottom bellow bottom pockets and inner bandage pocket. No name im afraid but this officer had his batman nearly polished his buttons completely clean of there insignia. A nice example.
WW2 Royal Highland Black Watch Glenngary. The condition is very good with very nice nap to the body material and the red roudel to the top. The large silk edging and tail are again in very nice condition. The Kings crown Badge appears to have allways been attatched to this cap, good crisp detail with no knocks. Inside lining has had little use, no makers mark but still retains its paper size label, 7. These caps are hard to date, but i do like the large silk type edging and lining, i stated WW2 but might well be a bit eralier.
WW2 Royal Naval Glass Photo Frame. As the RAF listed below, these printed photo frames were used for placing photos of ones loved one serving in the British forces, condition is very good with a couple of small areas of the print gone, again two sheets, one clear.
WW2 Royal Navy Officers White Topped Visor Cap. In used condition but still looking rather nice is this white topped officers cap. The body is in sound condition with the white top showing some storage marking, has the rear fixing button. Front bullion cap badge has seen some service, the cloth cap band has some slight damage near the badge, peak is sound with only some slight paint drops. The inside has a nice cream silk type linning, marked to the firm Harveys of London, well known for outfitting naval officers, leather seat band is supple.
WW2 Royal Navy Officers White Topped Visor Cap. In really nice untouched condition with a very nice metal economy badge to the front. The white top has not been removed and is fastened at the back with a single button. Inside liner is clean and named, clear makers label, only damage is some loose stitching to the front leather sweat band, 3 inches, were its held to the body.asy to remedy.
WW2 Royal Navy Petty Officers Medals and Photos. The group has a number of photos of Reginal Gordon Brown as a Petty Officer of the Royal Navy. Good details photos of him in uniform and with mates including a large photo of his group after training with class 236. The photo album mainly contains shots of his time in Bermuda and a couple of pages of a large city in America,over 70 shots There are also a couple of ship pictures and a nice large photo of HMS Seychelles, i belive his ship. His medal bar has the usual for a navy guy which includes the Atlantic star. The minis are modern example with pin back for wear. There is an interesting large photo of Reginald in full battle dress unifrom and beret, i cant quite work out what unit it is but i belive it was taken before PO training. Lastly there is a large field book with hand written pages on all aspects of life on board ship needed by a serving PO, all done in his own hand and dated 43, large, complet and well over a hundred pages. This group was brought in by the family of Reginald this week, he lived in the Cardiff area.
WW2 Royal Welch Fusiliers GS Beret. In very good ''used'' condition with no holes or moth damage to the exterior, the Bi metal RWF cap badge is in perfect condition, behind the badge the material has taken on the shape of the badge, a nice indication that the two have been together for some time. The inside has no markings but the construction is WW2 period, condition is again good but you can tell its seen service life.No size markings but would say its small going on medium. Recently came to light in the Cardiff area.
WW2 US Army Tan Webbed Belt. In very nice condition, perhaps unissued. Size from end to end would be around 41 inches.
WW2 US Army Water Bottle. Complete rig with the outer cover in used but complete condition without damage, its dated 1942. The cup again in used condition and dated 1944 and the canteen is complete and without dents, its dated 1945.
WW2 Utility Ladies Fur Coat, CC41. Nice original Ladies Utility made fur coat, I belive its made of Possam fur, perhaps inported from the States. Coat has a nice CC41 tag sewn to the bottom inside. One closer hook to the top.
York and Lancaster General Headquarters India Battle Dress Uniform. In super clean condition with very nice and scarce embroided Y&L titles to the shoulder boards, the crowns are locally made examples and the formation patch again appear to be hand made example. The BD jacket has numerous Indian stamps to the inside. Again the BD trousers are in mint condition with a number of Indian stamps. Both are a good large size. May i add that there is no eveidence of any moth damage to either the jacket or trousers.
Yugoslavian M1956 Bayonet. In very nice condition with no damage to the plastic grips, nearly all its factory finish, blade still greased and clear markings to the top. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK SALES ONLY.