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Union Forces of the American Civil War by Phillip Katcher Arms and Armour publication. Card covers, 46 pages, copious black and white images. In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Frontpost Ausgabe Sud Front Post South Edition. 9 Januar 1945. A regular newsletter disseminated by the allies to German soldiers. Air-dropped leaflet, 20 x 26 cms, German text. News from the allied perspective. In very good condition
1590 Elizabeth I, Dangers Averted Medal 1st type Dangers Averted medal. Obverse: Queen Elizabeth I facing, crowned lodging orb and sceptre, wearing large riff and highly ornate dress, text DITIR IN TOTO NON ALTER CIRVLVS ORBD (No other crown in the whole world more rich). Reverse: Bay tree on island surrounded by a rough sea, lightning and winds, text NON IPSA PERICVLA TANGVNT (Not even dangers affect it). Integral suspension loop and steel ring. This medal was executed shortly after the destruction of the Armada 1588, when the greatest dangers to Elizabeth I had ceased, most probably a Naval reward. Mary, Queen of Scots was dead, and the plots of which she had been the cause were at an end; James VI of Scotland had been conciliated; the Armada defeated; the Duke de Guise dead; France and the Vatican were baffled. The legend of the obverse alludes to the Queen’s crown (CIRCVLVS), the power and real wealth of which was fully established as that of any crown in Europe. The device of the reverse refers to the imputed virtues of the laurel or bay-tree which was deemed incapable of injury from lightning and also a preservation to the place where it grew, or to the person who wore it. Victorian electrotype. Silver 39gm, 49 x 56m (including loop, 52mm without loop) in Very Fine condition
1605 The Gunpowder Plot Medal Medal struck to commemorate the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and the expulsion of Jesuits from Holland. Obverse: a snake amongst the lilies and roses, text DETECTVS QVI LATVIT. Reverse: The name of Jehovah in Hebrew within rays etc. M.I. 196/19. Copper 30mm diameter. Extremely Fine, rare
1649 Charles I Supporters Medal Bronze 32 x 29mm. Obverse crowned portrait of HM Charles I, text CAROLUS I. Reverse. Portrait of HRH Henrietta, text HENRIETTA MARIA. A supporters medal and touch-piece from the English Civil War. In Fine condition
1650 Dunbar Medal & Military Reward Eighteenth century striking. Obverse: Oliver Cromwell, with the battle behind, text THE LORD OF HOSTS. WORD AT DVNBAR. SEPTEMBER:Y 3 1650. Reverse Parliament assembled. Original medals are exceedingly rare but when the original dies were discovered in the eighteenth century, a number of medals were restruck. This was the first occasion of medals being distributed to officers and men alike, though it is unlikely that a general distribution took place. The Scottish Presbyterian army of some 20,000 men commanded by David Leslie threatened to invade England. They had scores to settle, not least that Cromwell had executed their King, Charles I in 1649. In consequence they had crowned as king his son, Charles II. Fairfax, who commanded the smaller Parliamentary army of 16,000 men, refused to cross the border to attack them, though he would have led his army against them had they invaded. Fairfax resigned his command, and Cromwell was appointed Commander-in-Chief, or Lord General. Cromwell crossed the border into Scotland in June, but sickness in the ranks forced him to withdraw to the plain of Dunbar. Leslie expected him to withdraw to the supply ships and came down from his defensive position in the hills. Cromwell saw his chance and attacked. That night he wrote to Speaker Lenthall “The best of the enemy’s horse being broken through and through in less than an hour’s dispute, their whole army being put into confusion, it became a total rout: our men having the chase and execution of them nearly eight miles”. On September 7 the Commons resolved “…that their special thanks be conveyed to the Lord-General for his eminent services at the great victory of Dunbar, and that His Excellency be desired to return their thanks also to the officers and soldiers of the army, and that a number of silver and gold medals be distributed amongst them”. Cromwell suggested the design and Thomas Simon was specially ordered by Parliament to proceed to Scotland to take the “effigies, portrait or statue of the Lord General to be placed on the medal” Large size 34 x 28.5mm, silver 19.3gm. M.I. 392/14. Ex-Spink 2001. in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
1650 Dunbar Medal & Military Reward Eighteenth century striking. Obverse: Oliver Cromwell, with the battle behind, text THE LORD OF HOSTS. WORD AT DVNBAR. SEPTEMBER:Y 3 1650. Reverse Parliament assembled. Original medals are exceedingly rare but when the original dies were discovered in the eighteenth century, a number of medals were restruck. This was the first occasion of medals being distributed to officers and men alike, though it is unlikely that a general distribution took place. The Scottish Presbyterian army of some 20,000 men commanded by David Leslie threatened to invade England. They had scores to settle, not least that Cromwell had executed their King, Charles I in 1649. In consequence they had crowned as king his son, Charles II. Fairfax, who commanded the smaller Parliamentary army of 16,000 men, refused to cross the border to attack them, though he would have led his army against them had they invaded. Fairfax resigned his command, and Cromwell was appointed Commander-in-Chief, or Lord General. Cromwell crossed the border into Scotland in June, but sickness in the ranks forced him to withdraw to the plain of Dunbar. Leslie expected him to withdraw to the supply ships and came down from his defensive position in the hills. Cromwell saw his chance and attacked. That night he wrote to Speaker Lenthall “The best of the enemy’s horse being broken through and through in less than an hour’s dispute, their whole army being put into confusion, it became a total rout: our men having the chase and execution of them nearly eight miles”. On September 7 the Commons resolved “…that their special thanks be conveyed to the Lord-General for his eminent services at the great victory of Dunbar, and that His Excellency be desired to return their thanks also to the officers and soldiers of the army, and that a number of silver and gold medals be distributed amongst them”. Cromwell suggested the design and Thomas Simon was specially ordered by Parliament to proceed to Scotland to take the “effigies, portrait or statue of the Lord General to be placed on the medal”. Large size 34 x 28.5mm, lead 11gm. M.I. 392/14. Very Fine condition
1660 Charles II Restoration Badge Silver, oval 41mm (including loop, 35 without loop) x 38mm. Obverse with bareheaded portrait of HM Charles II, text CAROLUS SECUNDUS. Reverse Three crowns in an oak tree, text TANDEM REVERESCIT (it will flourish at last). MI 453/39. In Generally Very Fine condition
1759 British Victories Medal by Kirk Bronze 44 mm by J Kirk. Obverse bust of HM George II, text GEORGIVS II REX. Reverse a central shield with an inverted lily inscribed around garter PERFIDIA EVERSA, below a ribbon inscribed W PITT AUSP. GEO. II PR.MI., around campaigns with respective commanders: QUEBEC WOLFE MONCKN. TOWNSD. SEP 13 & 18./ CROWN POINT AMHERST AUG.4 / LAGON BOSCAWEN AUG. 19 / MINDEN FERDINAND AUG. 1./ GUADALOUPE BARING. MOORE MAY.1./ NIAGARA IOHNSON IULY. 25 / HAWKE QUIBERON NOV. 20. MDCCLIX Eimer 677, MI 708/444 In Generally Very Fine Condition
1760 Kings and Queens of England by Dassier Complete set of thirty-four bronze medals made by Jean Dassier contained in a fitted wood and green baize lined case. Originally issued in 1760 by subscription the complete set costing six guineas. Each medal with a bust image of the monarch on obverse, and dates with memorial on reverse. All 41mm diameter, with exception of Oliver Cromwell which was made smaller on purpose 38mm. Comprising: William I, William II, Henry I, Stephen, Henry II, Richard I, John, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Cromwell, Charles II, Mary, James II, William III, Anne, George I, Caroline, George II. We occasionally see individual medals, but the complete set is rare See Eimer 526. (34) in Generally Very Fine Condition
17th/21st Lancers Headdress Badge 17th/21st Lancers headdress badge. Known as the "motto" in the regiment. In very good condition
1800 King George III Preserved from Assassination Medal Brass gilt 38mm, by P Kempson. Obverse Crown below rays with wreath entwined with a ribbon inscribed GOD GIVE PRAISE. PRESERVED FROM ASSASSINATION. MAY 15 1800. Reverse Angel kneeling on a cloud holding a plaque bearing the portrait of the king and protecting it from an arrow by a shield, text GOD SAVE THE KING. On May 15, 1800 the king, queen and princesses visited Drury Lane Theatre. James Hatfield, a discharged soldier, fired a pistol towards the royal box. Captured and tried Hadfield was found not guilty but insane. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
1812 Victories in the Peninsular War Medal Bronze 36mm. Obverse Bare head of the Duke of Wellington, text ARTHUR MARQUIS OF WELLINGTON. Reverse inscription within wreath THE LIBERATOR OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. In 1807 a joint Franco-Spanish ultimatum had been delivered to the Portuguese demanding that they close their ports to Britain and declare war against her. On the 30th November General Junot at the head of a French army entered Lisbon and French and Spanish troops occupied fortresses. By March 1808 the French had taken over the government of Spain. In May, a delegation from Spain asked for British help and were supplied with arms and money. It was 20th July that Wellesley landed at Corunna. The war lasted from 1808 until 1814 and was really only one phase in the wars with France that had lasted from 1793 until 1815. In 1808 Sir Arthur Wellesley took command in Portugal and was created Viscount Wellington in 1809. Wellington's avowed aim was “the absolute evacuation of the Peninsular by the troops of France”. BHM 741. Edgy otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition
1827 George Canning Medal White metal medal, 50mm diameter. Death of George Canning by F Galle. Obverse bust of Canning. Reverse text A LA CONCORDE LES PEOPLES. LIBERTE CIVILE ET RELIGIEUSE DANS L’UNIVERSE. 1827. George Canning FRS (11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827) was a British statesman and Tory politician who served in various senior cabinet positions under numerous Prime Ministers, before himself serving as Prime Minister for the final four months of his life. In Generally Very Fine condition
1854-1856 Royal visit to France & Napoleon’s visit to England Obverse: Bust of Victoria, text VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN 1854. Reverse: Bust of Napoleon III, text NAPOLEON EMPEROR OF FRANCE 1856. Brass Br, 19mm dia. Requires cleaning otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition
1861-1865. Civil War Confederate Southern Cross of Honour Bronze cross with wreath and flags of the Confederate States of America, text: United Confederacy Daughters To The UCV. The reverse with a wreath and text: Deo Vindice 1861 1865, Southern Cross Of Honor. Blue silk ribbon with text: The Grand Parade. Rare and in Generally Very Fine condition
1862 International Exhibition White metal, 39mm dia., by Messrs Allen and Moore. Obverse: Bust of Victoria, text H.M.G.M. QUEEN VICTORIA. BORN MAY 24 1819. CROWNED JUNE 28 1838. MARRIED FEB: 10 1840. Reverse: View of the exhibition building, text WEST FRONT VIEW. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OPENED MAY1st 1862. COVERS A SPACE OF 26 ACRES. 1200Ft WIDE. DOMES 250 Ft HIGH. COST £300 000. BHM 2717, Fine condition
1872 Recovery of the Prince of Wales from Typhoid Obverse: Bare head of Prince of Wales, text ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES. BORN NOV.9.1841. Reverse: View of St Paul's cathedral, text ST.PAUL’S CATHEDRAL. LONDON 1872. The Prince of Wales contracted typhoid fever in December 1871 and nearly died as a result. A national thanks giving for his recovery was held at St Paul's Cathedral on February 27, 1872. Brass 23mm dia., BHM 2934. In Generally Very Fine condition
1873 Visit of the Shah of Persia to London Medal 1873 Visit of the Shah of Persia to London Medal Obverse a portrait image of the Shah wearing military uniform and fancy headdress. Reverse the text TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF H.I.M. THE SHAH OF PERSIA TO ENGLAND JUNE 1873. Nasr-ed-Din (1829-1896) Shah of Persia visit to England was from June 17 to July 5 1873 as part of a tour of Europe. On June 21 a reception in his honour was held at the Guildhall, London with 3000 guests. Brass 23 mm diameter. BHM 2953. In Generally Very Fine condition
1895 Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants Medal Obverse: text, METROPOLITAN ASSOCIATION FOR BEFRIENDING YOUNG SERVANTS. PRESENTED BY H.R.H PRINCESS CHRISTIAN 4TH JULY 1895. Reverse: text, WHATSOEVER THY HAND FINDETH TO DO DO IT WITH THY MIGHT. GIVEN FOR 7 YEARS FAITHFUL SERVICE. Pewter Pr, 39mm dia., pierced for suspension, in Generally Very Fine condition
1897 Diamond Jubilee of Victoria, Buenos Aires Medal Obverse: Bust of Victoria, text SEMPER HONOR, NOMENQUE TUUM LAUDESQUE MANEBUNT 1837-1897. Reverse: crossed flags of Great Britain and Argentina, text IN COM. LX ANN. ACC. VICTORIAE BRITT. REG. IND. IMP. BUENOS AIRES. One of the small number of non-Commonwealth medals struck to commemorate the Jubilee. Silver Ar, 34mm dia., Eimer 1821 Edgy, otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition
1908 Veterans Fete Medal A bronze uniface medal, suspended from a red blue red ribbon with bow and pin. A war veteran, standing looking left, in the uniform of a Chelsea Pensioner, cap in right hand. Reclining lion on ground in front. Laurel branches to the left and right. In arcs around on the left, top and right GRATITUDE / NOT / CHARITY. Below, across THE FETE OF / THE VETERANS / 1908. The fete and bazaar in aid of the war veterans was opened by the Duke of Connaught at the Chelsea Hospital on July 7, 1908 In very good condition
1914 Trench Art Peaked Cap Copper-fashioned Military peaked cap. Made from two copper coins including a HM George V 1914 copper penny. In excellent condition
1914-18 Documents of Private W Turner, Worcestershire Regiment Documents of 47774 Private William Turner, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion the Worcestershire Regiment. Comprising: Army form Z.18 Certificate of Employment During the War; Home Defence Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity; Soldiers Service and Pay Book AB64; National Registration Acts certificate of occupation; Memorandum from the Royal Arsenal Woolwich for employment; National Health Insurance card; National Health Insurance contribution book; 2x Transport and General Workers contribution cards In very good condition
1914-18 Medals, Cap Badge & Documents of Thomas Mount, ASC 1914-18 War medals, cap badge and documents of Private Thomas Mount, Army Service Corps. Comprising: British War Medal; Victory Medal both correctly named to M-317006 Pte T Mount ASC; Wartime economy all brass Army Service Corps cap badge; Demobilisation Certificate; Certificate of Employment During the War; Protection Certificate; Demobilisation Ration Book; Whist Drive card and menu HM Transport no. 2810 January 1916 under the direction of T Mount; Khaki canvas wallet "NZ Convalescent Hospital Xmas 1916". Tom Mount was from Ilford Essex, and the Medal Index Card shows he served in Mundros Dardanelles. The New Zealand Convalescent Hospital was located in Emerson Park, near Hornchurch Essex. Medals in Generally Very Fine condition
1914-18 Old Bill Vehicle Mascot Brass vehicle Mascot of Old Bill, the cartoon character created by Bruce Bainsfather. With the customary steel helmet, walrus moustache and scarf. Helmet with autograph of Bruce Bainsfather. Inside of scarf stamped Copyright and with Registration number. 13cms from tip of scarf to top of helmet. In very good condition.
1914-18 Trench Art Knife & Letter Opener A trench art paper knife & letter opener fashioned from the copper band from an artillery shell. Around 10cms in length. In very good condition
1914-18. Trench Art Bi-Plane A well made, original 1914-18 period crafted, trench art bi-plane. Using a rifle round for the body and scraps of brass for the wings, wheels, propeller, struts etc. Around 10cms wide, 10cms long. In very good condition
1914-1918 Bethnal Green Peace Medal Brass medal with rose and pin suspension. Obverse: Britannia, her helmet at her feet, stands holding an olive branch and a dove. In the field to the right there is a trident flanked by two dolphins. Legend: BRITAIN, FRANCE, ITALY, AMERICA, BELGIUM. Signed: E.CR.P and below the exergue J.R.G. On the reverse side, in the central oval a man and a woman stand by an overhanging tree at a fence by the edge of a field, looking into the distance. At their feet a dog. Legend: PEACE CELEBRATIONS THE BOROUGH OF BETHNAL GREEN/ 1919/ W.J LEWIS, MAYOR. This medal is one of a number of civic productions which imposed their own reverses on Carter Preston's design for the reverse of the Peace Treaty medal which was manufactured by Messrs J.R.Gaunt & Son in 1919. These were produced and issued to school children for the Victory celebrations on July 1919 In very good condition
1914-1918 Essex Regiment Postcards Group A group of five original period postcards to the family of an Essex Regiment soldier. Including comic and silk pcs, text on reverses. Generally in very good condition
1914-1918 Essex Regiment Southend Territorial Soldier Portrait Pleasing studio portrait photograph of a young soldier, wearing numbered T shoulder titles, and all brass cap badge. The cap badge does not appear to have the Egypt battle honour under the Sphinx. Image by Alfred L Shepherd, Day & Electric Light Studios, Maypole House, High St., Southend. Mounted image measures 17 x 11 cms. In very good condition
1914-1918 Royal Navy Petty Officer's Jacket For some reason beyond my ken, items of WW1 British Navy uniform items are somewhat of a rarity and this example is a case in point. A four button single breasted navy blue serge Petty Officer's Jacket in excellent condition but showing light wear around collar and double machined sleeve and body seams. To the left sleeve a kings crown above crossed fouled anchors in heavy red embroidery and below three red tape chevrons indicating 15 year good conduct service. Just above the left cuff, a branch created in 1918, a stamped white metal “Mine Clearance Service ‘' insignia complete with brass backing plate to cuff interior. Sewn to left breast is a ribbon for the Distinguished Service Medal given for acts of gallantry by petty officers and ratings but the absence of 'Pip Squeak and Wilfred’ ribbons suggest he left the service or received further promotion rendering this jacket no longer required after leaving mine clearing service.
1914-1918 War Soldier Photographs Three studio photo studies of soldiers, comprising: An Imperial German soldier wearing the ribbon for an Iron Cross second class; A French Officer in a four-pocket horizon blue tunic; A US Texan doughboy. Each measures 160 x 120 cms. (3) In very good condition
1914-1918. Three Decorated Soldiers Photograph Postcard size, studio posed image of three British tommies. All in khaki uniforms. The corporal on left with Distinguished Conduct Medal and two Wound Stripes. Machine Gun Corps soldier in the centre. The Sergeant on right with Distinguished Conduct Medal, Serbian Order of Karageorge Star and Wound Stripes. In very good condition
1914-1919 Trench Art Pom-Pom Shell Ypres Souvenir Complete inert WWI German pom-pom brass shell casing and iron shell head. The casing hand decorated with floral design, ribbon with YPRES, shield with SOUVENIR OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-18. The base with original ordnance stamping of a flaming grenade, 37-85 PD.Ps 81 9 16. Height 16 cms. In very good condition. UK sales only
1917 Combat Helmet MK1 British MK1 Combat Helmet from the 1914-1918 war. Around 90% of the original muddy brown paint remaining, textured finish. With rim, leather chinstrap, cordite cloth liner, felt crown pad with rubber Doughnut between the pad and shell. The rim impressed "H.V. 655" this indicating the helmet was manufactured by W Hutton and Sons, using steel produced by Vickers Limited. 655 was the batch number of the steel. A superb complete example, in very good condition
1930s Pocket Compass Pocket compass in Bakelite container with screw lid. Luminous dot on pointer. 39mm diameter, 11mm high. In good working order and excellent condition
1939-1945 Allied Flags Painted on black woven cloth the flags of the allies - Belgium, France, USA, Great Britain, and URSS. 7 x 4 cms. In very good condition
1939-1945 Headquarters 15th Army Group Formation Sign Original WWII embroidered 15th Army Group sign of a white shield with three blue waves on a red square. Formed for the invasion of Italy and controlled the two operations in the invasion carried out by the British Eighth Army and US Seventh Army - eight plus seven equalling fifteen. In very good condition
1939-1945 Kings Own Scottish Borderers Shoulder Title Cloth machine embroidered K.O.S.B. shoulder title. The KOSB formed part of the Air-landing Brigade. Unworn condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “ADOLF” Words and music by Annette Mills. Superb cartoon image of Hitler having his bottom spanked. Printed in London 1939. Would look great in a frame. In very good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “BUNKEY-DOODLE-I-DO” A comedy song one-step. Written and composed by Leslie Sarony. . Printed in London 1939. Attractive cover cartoon image, would look great in a frame. In very good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “Choc’late Soldier From The U.S.A” By Elton Box, Sonny Cox & Lewis Ida. Printed in London 1944. An image of an African-American soldier in a jeep on the cover. Racist lyrics, accepted at the time as humorous, but thankfully not accepted today. “Choc’late drop, always fast asleep…they used to call him lazy bones in Harlem, lazy for nothin all the day…they made a coloured Doughboy out of the dreamer - Choc’late soldier from the USA…” In very good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “I’m Sending You The Siegfried Line” Words and music by Ross Parker, Hughie Charles & St. John Cooper. A home front tune by Ambrose and his orchestra. Printed in London 1939. Would look good in a frame In good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “JOHNNY ZERO” With lyrics by Mack David and music by Vee Lawnhurst. Printed in New York USA 1943. Attractive cover image of a US fighter pilot with seven Japanese “kills” on the side of his aircraft. Would look great framed. In very good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “Ma, I Miss Your Apple Pie” By Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob. A home front tune featured and broadcast by Jack Payne and his orchestra. Printed in London 1941. Would look good in a frame In good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “Rosie The Riveter” Words and music by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb. A home front tune by Ambrose and his orchestra. Printed in New York 1941. With inset an advertisement for War Bonds and Stamps, and iconic image of Rosie. Would look good in a frame In good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “SONS of the OLD CONTEMPTIBLES” Written and composed by Muriel Watson, Jack Denby and Everett Lyndon. Inset with image of bandleader Billy Cotton. Printed in London 1940. Nice cover image, would look good framed. In very good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “The Dam Busters” Dam Busters March by Eric Coates. From the feature film which starred Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney, and Derek Farr. Superb cover image of Richard Todd in RAF uniform playing Guy Gibson. Printed in London 1954. Would look great in a frame. In good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “THE TIDE WILL TURN AGAIN” By Ralph Reader. As featured in the “Gang Show”. A nice Royal Navy Officer cover image. Printed in London 1942. Would look good framed. In very good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “There’s A Boy Coming Home On Leave” Words and music by Jimmy Kennedy. A home front tune made popular by Elsie and Doris Walters. Printed in London 1940, with attractive image of a Tommy and his sweetheart. In good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “Tiggerty-Boo” The forces “thumbs up” song. By Hal Hallifax. A home front tune broadcast and recorded by Geraldo and his orchestra. Printed in London 1940. A good soldier in battledress image. In good condition
1939-1945 Sheet Music “WE’RE ON OUR WAY!” The marching song of the Canadians, words and music by Captain Plunkett. Printed in London 1939. Attractive cover image, would look great in a frame. In good condition
1939-1945 South Africa Pair of Titles Original matching pair WWII embroidered white on khaki cloth shoulder titles SOUTH AFRICA In excellent condition
1939-1945. Iraq Levies Headdress Badge Locally made cast brass headdress badge of the RAF Iraq Levies, with two copper securing lugs. The Iraq Levies (also known as the Assyrian Levies) was the first Iraqi military force established by the British in British controlled Iraq. The Iraq Levies originated in a local Arab armed scout force raised during the First World War. After Iraq became a British Mandate, the force became a minority manned force of mostly, Turcomen, Kurds and Assyrians who lived in the north of the country while the nascent Iraqi Army was manned by Arabs. Eventually it became mostly Assyrian manned and British officered force and was rachute trained and used primarily for the guarding of the RAF bases in Iraq. The Levies distinguished themselves in May 1941 during the Anglo-Iraqi War and were also used in other theatres during the Second World War. The force thereafter grew and survived until it was disbanded in May 1955 when control of RAF Habbaniya and RAF Shaibah was handed to Iraq. In very good condition
1939-1945. Military Shoulder Straps Eight British and commonwealth military shoulder straps. Comprising two fawn wool straps from an officers overcoat, two slides with cloth lieutenant pips, four plain slides. (8) in very good condition
1939-1945. Royal Ulster Rifles Shoulder Title Cloth machine embroidered black on dark green shoulder title. The RUR formed part of the Air-landing Brigade. A difficult title to find. Unworn condition
1939-1945. Royal Warwickshire Regiment Shoulder Title Slip-on shoulder title in black cotton machine embroidered on khaki wool battle-dress materiel R.WARWICKSHIRE. In very good condition
1939-45 Military Button Stick Brown fibre, possibly Bakelite, button cleaning stick impressed with the serviceman’s number 7427. In very good condition
1939-45 Star The 1939-45 Star was awarded for service between September 3, 1939 and September 2, 1945. For the Navy, Army and Merchant Navy six months service in areas of active operations were required, for the RAF two months service in an operational unit was required. On length of original ribbon. Medal requires cleaning, otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition
1940 Clyde Engineering Manufacturers Plate Manufacturers brass plate of The Clyde Eng. CO.Ltd.. Granville Sydney N.S.W. Mark I, No. 66 105. 1940. Size 7.5 x 4 cms During the Second World War The Clyde Engineering Company was an integral part of the allied war effort and provided 25-pounder field gun parts, did aircraft repairs and supplied locomotives and rolling stock. At its peak during the war, Clyde employed 2,200 workers. In very good condition
1969 Prince of Wales Investiture Obverse: Bust of the Prince of Wales, text ARWISGIAD CHARLES TYWYSOG CYMRU. CAERNARVON 1969. Reverse, Welsh dragon, text Y DDRAIG GOCH DDYRY CYCHWYN. Official Royal Mint issue, designed by M Rizzello. More than fifteen different medals were struck for the investiture. Charles ( born 1948), created Prince of Wales in 1958, the eldest son of Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip. 32 mm dia., Bronze with gilt finish. Eimer 2116 In Nearly Extremely Fine condition £ 6.00. 100
19th Century Royal Court Coatee Panels 19th Century Royal Court Coatee decorative gold bullion wire panels. A grouping of the most unusual and exquisite gold wire and sequin embroidery in an “Arabesque” design comprising collar, two breast panels and cuffs of the finest black silk velvet and additionally two false pocket flaps embroidered on fine black “Doeskin” wool. The country of origin is unknown and speculation ranges from one of the German states to Imperial Russian Empire with most of Central Europe in between. A truly beautiful grouping of the very finest quality of the needle workers art in very bright and untarnished condition
2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee, Redbridge Medal Obverse: Crown with text, THE QUEEN’S GOLDEN JUBILEE 2002. Reverse: Coat of arms, text A GIFT FROM THE LONDON BOROUGH OF REDBRIDGE. Br. 50mm dia., in plastic presentation case. About as struck, in Extremely Fine condition
22nd Beach Brigade Cloth Formation Sign Oilskin cloth printed 22nd Beach Brigade penguin formation sign. Unworn condition
3rd King's Own Hussars Headdress Badge, Titles, Collar Badges Set 3rd King's Own Hussars badges comprising: headdress badge with slider, locally cast brass shoulder titles, brass locally cast collar badge, facing collar badges. Generally in very good condition
46th Infantry Division Formation Sign Cloth printed WW2 46th Infantry Division, Sherwood Forest oak tree, formation sign. Initially composed of Territorial soldiers from the North-midland counties. Joined the BEF in 1949 and amongst the last to leave the beaches of Dunkirk, Normandy and Brittany, the Division joined the First Army and took part in the North African campaign in Algeria and Tunisia. Later in action at the Salerno landings in Italy and broke through the Gothic Line. Removed from a uniform, otherwise in very good condition
50-52 Middle East Commando Badge 1940-1942 A scarce original example of the Middle East Commando headdress badge cast in brass with copper lugs. The Middle East Commando was a battalion sized British Commando unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The Commando was formed in the Middle East from the survivors of the Layforce Commando unit. In December 1940 a Middle East Commando depot was formed with the responsibility of training and supplying reinforcements for the Commando units in the Middle East. The Middle East Commando was disbanded in 1942. The badge design was of the distinctive knuckleduster fighting knife that was issued to the Commandos. In Very Good Condition
55th West Lancashire Division Formation Sign Original WWII embroidered red and green rose on khaki cloth formation sign. A first-line Territorial Army formation, composed of Territorials from Liverpool and West Lancashire. The red rose of Lancaster with five petals inside and five outside, the green leaves arranged with five on each side of the stem, thereby repeating the Divisional number 55. Removed from uniform, otherwise in very good condition
56th Regiment of Foot Coffee Cup 1809 A Georgian coffee cup from the 56th West Essex Regiment dinner service. Fine white porcelain, with regimental crest, and decorated in "pompadour" purple and gold. The maker is T Broome, Newport, Isle of Wight. The 1st Battalion 56th Foot were stationed on the Isle of Wight from 1804 till 1809, the coffee cup probably dates from this period. In very good condition
8th Army Formation Sign Cloth hand embroidered, locally made, WW2 8th Army, Crusaders Cross, formation sign. Formed in November 1941 and famous for the campaigns in North Africa against Rommel’s Afrika Corps, also for the fighting in Sicily, Italy and occupation force in Austria. Removed from a uniform, otherwise in good condition
9th Anti-Aircraft Division Royal Artillery Formation Sign A cat on khaki cloth with its tail forming a number 9 and encircling a bomber aircraft, embroidered in black and red. Black paper backing. The 9th Anti-Aircraft Division was one of five new divisions created on 1 November 1940 by Anti-Aircraft Command to control the expanding anti-aircraft (AA) defences of the United Kingdom. The 8th and the 9th AA Divisions were formed by splitting off parts of 5th AA Division. The 9th AA Division took over responsibility for South Wales, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire. The divisional headquarters was at Cardiff and the General Officer Commanding was Major-General Douglas Paige, MC, who had been commander, Corps Royal Artillery, of XI Corps. The division formed part of I AA Corps, which was created at the same time to cover Southern England and Wales. The existing 45th AA Brigade continued to control the whole South Wales area and report to the 5th AA Division until the end of 1940 while the 9th AA Division and 61st AA Brigade Headquarters were being established. 61st AA Brigade finally assumed responsibility at the beginning of February 1941. Of the formations and units assigned to the new division, a number had served with the British Expeditionary Force in the Battle of France and had been reformed and re-equipped in the Severn Valley and West Wales after the Dunkirk evacuation. The others were mainly Territorial Army units formed locally just before the outbreak of war. The 9th AA Division was disbanded in October 1942. Rare. In unworn condition
9th Lancers Czapska Plate An excellent in detail silvered copy of a Victorian 9th Lancers frontal plate minus the separate centre monogram for fitting to a gilded brass sunburst base.
Africa Service Medal 1939-1945 Africa Service Medal 1939-1945 Springbok reverse, to 608104 J. Boshoff. In Generally Very Fine condition
Air Force Cross Ribbon 13.5 inch length of original silken AFC ribbon. In unworn condition.
Air Force Medal Ribbon 14 inch length of original silken AFM ribbon. In unworn condition. £12.00. 100
Air Raid Precautions Lapel Badge Silver gentlemans ARP lapel badge. London 1938/9 silver hallmarks In very good condition
American Civil War Armies - Confederate Troops by Phillip Katcher Osprey Men -at-Arms series 1986. 48 pages, many illustrations with colour plates. In very good nearly-new condition
American Civil War Armies - Specialist Troops by Phillip Katcher Osprey Men -at-Arms series 1987. 48 pages, many illustrations with colour plates. In very good nearly-new condition
American Civil War Armies - State Troops by Phillip Katcher Osprey Men -at-Arms series 1987. 48 pages, many illustrations with colour plates. In very good nearly-new condition
American Civil War Armies - Union Troops by Phillip Katcher Osprey Men -at-Arms series 1986. 48 pages, many illustrations with colour plates. In very good nearly-new condition
American Civil War Armies - Volunteer Militia by Phillip Katcher Osprey Men -at-Arms series 1989. 48 pages, many illustrations with colour plates. In very good nearly-new condition
Andreas Thies Auction Catalogue Auction 48, May 11 2012. 256 pages with colour images and descriptions of magnificent German and world wide orders, decorations, medals, helmets etc. A great reference book. In very good condition
Andreas Thies Auction Catalogue Auction 41, December 11 & 12, 2009. 352 pages with colour images and descriptions of some magnificent German and world wide orders, decorations, medals, uniforms etc. Includes the awards of Sepp Dietrich, Forman collection etc. A great reference book. In very good condition
Anti-German Propaganda Iron Cross 1914-1918 Cast iron cross, 48 x 55mm. Obverse with crown, W,1914. Reverse with RD within a diamond shape. In very good condition
Anti-German Propaganda Iron Cross 1914-1918 Cast iron cross, 46 x 54mm. Obverse with crown, W, 1914. Reverse Deutschland. In very good condition
Anti-German Propaganda Iron Cross 1914-1918 Cast iron cross, 41 x46mm. Obverse with FOR KULTURE. Reverse blank. In very good condition
Anti-German Propaganda Iron Cross 1914-1918 Cast iron cross, 42 x 48mm. Obverse with LOUVAIN. Reverse stamped 20 In very good condition
Anti-German Propaganda Iron Cross 1914-1918 Cast iron cross, 52 x 49mm. Obverse with crown, cross, W,1914, DINANT, GHENT, ANTWERP. Reverse with crown, W, 1914, LOUVAIN, AMIENS, RHEIMS. In good condition
Antique Weaponry of the Caucasus A truly magnificent work, “ Searching For Lost Relics” by ISA Askhabov and Khamsat Askhabov. A book dealing with and presented in detailed superb colour photography of many excellent examples of the finest antique weaponry from the Caucasus region of the old Imperial Russian Empire. The authors travelled worldwide to gather images of the beautiful weapons displayed within the pages of this book and although only the first seven introductory pages have a full English translation the main core speaks for itself. This hard back copy measures 33cm x 24cm having 390 pages and with the minor exception of a couple of small dents to cover is in brand new condition
Armement Clandestin France by Pierre Lorain Arms, equipment, operating procedures of the Special Operations Executive SOE in France 1941-1944. Published in 1972, French text, line drawings, and maps. Includes suitcase radios, clandestine receivers, s-phone, codes, drop containers, agent weapons, sabotage equipment etc. Still the best book on the subject. In good but used condition
Army Air Corps Headdress Badge in Silver 1942 A scarce Army Air Corps Officer headdress badge in silver. Attractive three dimensional design. Three lugs. Solid silver with makers mark of JR Gaunt & Son, and silver hallmarks for the Birmingham Assay Office and 1942. In excellent condition
Army Air Corps Qualification Wings Three AAC qualification wings, for Pilot, Observer, and Air-Gunner. All machine embroidered. The Air-Gunner wing on olive green backing for the flight suit, the Pilot and Observer on dark blue/black. (3) Removed from uniform, otherwise in very good condition
Army Catering Corps Headdress Badge Army Catering Corps headdress badge. Bi-metal. Maker on slider Buttons Ltd, Birmingham In very good condition
Army Catering Corps Title Original WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder title A.C.C. In excellent condition
Articifer Tradesmen Sleeve Badge Two-thirds size trade badge. Crossed hammer and pincers in cream colour embroidered on khaki background. Removed from a uniform, otherwise in very good condition
Artists Rifles Headdress Badge World War One brass Artists Rifles hat badge with solder strengthening to slider. Detail sharp but with a hundred years patina
Astro Compass Instructions An original WWII period publication Instructions For Use Of The Astro Compass Mk.II, by Sperti, Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. Eight pages of instruction, printed on paper. Fold marks, stains, otherwise in good condition
Atlantic Star 1993-1945 The Atlantic Star was awarded to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic, September 3, 1939 to May 8, 1945. It was designed primarily to award to those serving in convoys, fast merchant ships, escorts and anti-submarine forces. Generally Very Fine
Australian Army Side Cap 1943 A fine, unissued, example of the WWII Australian Army soldiers field service side cap. Khaki wool body, flap, and curtains. No buttons. Light khaki cotton lining with label “N206 1943. Size 7 ½ Made in Australia”. In very good condition
Austria. Order of the Crown, 3rd Class Order of the Crown, 3rd Class War Decoration. Made by CF Rothe Wien (on ring) with German style ribbon. Enamel perfect, in nearly extremely fine condition
Auxiliary Territorial Service Headdress Badge ATS headdress badge with slider In good condition
Auxiliary Territorial Service Title Original WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder title ATS In excellent condition
Awards of the Gold Star Hero of Soviet Union and Order of Lenin Russian text, published in 2010. Gives correlation between Star number, Order of Lenin number, recipient, date of award, recipients rank, and explanation. Etc. 637 pages, index etc. In very good condition
B Class Tradesman Cloth Patch B Class trades skill at arms patch. White and brown embroidered B and laurel leaves on khaki backing. Two-thirds size. In very good condition
Badges of the British Army by F Wilkinson Badges of the British Army 1820 to the Present, an illustrated reference guide for collectors by Frederick Wilkinson. Arms and Armour Press 1992. Hard cover with dust wrapper, 95 pages. Used but in very good condition
Badges on Battledress by Jon Mills 2019 ' Badges on Battledress ' by Jon Mills, in 2 volumes. An illustrated history of the cloth insignia worn on khaki and jungle green by Britain’s armed forces 1939 to 1967. With examples of over 5,000 badges and 500 photographs of them being worn, Badges on Battledress is a comprehensive history of the huge variety of insignia that decorated the rough serge suit worn as British Army’s main uniform for more than twenty years. Extensively researched from official records, many never published before, Badges on Battledress explains the origins of the cloth badges introduced for the khaki service dress adopted in 1902, shows how they were more widely worn in the First World War, were kept alive in the inter-war period by the Territorial Army, then adorned the Battledress, khaki drill and jungle green uniforms in which British and Commonwealth soldiers fought the Second World War. Retained by the post-war army, it’s ranks swelled by National Servicemen, Battledress and its badges survived until the arrival of combat suits and No.2 Dress in the 1960s. Complied with the assistance of collectors worldwide the 1200 page two volumes of Badges on Battledress are an essential guide to a subject not previously studied in depth. Described in a Forward by General The Lord Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff 2006 to 2009 as a “Masterpiece”. Without doubt Badges on Battledress will become the standard reference on the subject, with a limited print run of 600 two volume sets. Very Heavy Item - UK postage £17.00
Bahawalpur and Pakistan Alliance Medal 1947 1947 Bahawalpur and Pakistan Alliance medal Generally Very Fine condition
Bahawalpur State Golden Jubilee Medal 1955 Bahawalpur State Golden Jubilee medal 1955 No ribbon. Generally Very Fine condition
Battle of Britain bar for 1939-45 Star Members of the crews of fighter aircraft who flew at least one sortie in the Battle of Britain July 10 to October 31, 1940 were awarded the bar “Battle of Britain” to be affixed to the riband when the 1939-45 Star was worn. A good copy, attached to a length of medal ribbon for display. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Battle of Jutland 1916 Medal Obverse: MAY 31 1916 THE GERMAN FLEET ATTACKED OFF THE COAST OF JUTLAND AND DRIVEN BACK INTO PORT WITH HEAVY LOSS. ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE COMMANDER IN CHIEF. VICE ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY COMMANDING BATTLE CRUISER FLEET. Reverse: Crossed White Ensign and Union flag with plaque inscribed 31 MAY 1916 supported by a trident. TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL THAT DAY. The medals were designed by Admiral Prince Louis of Battenberg and struck by Messrs Spink & Son, who acted as agents: the profits from the sale went to naval orphanages. BHM 4124. White metal 45mm diameter. In Generally Very Fine condition
Battle of the Nile 1797 Davidson's medal in bronze 47mm (BHM 447). Obverse: Peace caressing a shield decorated with the portrait of Horatio Nelson. Reverse: the British fleet at Aboukir Bay. The edge with: "A TRIBUTE OF REGARD FROM ALEXr DAVISON ESQr ST JAMES'S SQUARE " Nelson's victory at the mouth of the Nike on August 1, 1798 was celebrated in a novel manner by his prize agent, Alexander Davison, whose name appears on the edge of the medal which was designed by Kuchler. The medal in bronze was given to seamen and Marines who were involved in the battle. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition, rare in this condition
Beach Signals Shoulder Titles Matching pair of cloth embroidered Beach Signals shoulder titles. Worn in 1944-45 by the small, commando-trained, specialist signalling units that landed with the first wave of assault troops on the enemy held beaches. Their task to establish communication with the landing ships, higher command, Beach Master, and ground troops. Slight moth damage to backing cloth but stitching perfect. Priced accordingly.
Belgium. 1939 Naval Congress Medal Obverse an attractive three-dimensional image of a ship under construction. Reverse the text: Souvenir du Congress International des Ingenieurs Naval De Liege 1939. Founded in 1800 the International Congress of Naval Engineers held in 1939 at Liege was the last such meeting before the outbreak of war, the engineers would have been anticipating war and their expected contribution to the war effort of their respective countries. Bronze 9.5 x 6 cms, in card box of issue. Nearly Extremely Fine
Belgium. Civil Decoration 2nd class Civil Decoration which was instituted by Leopold II (1865-1909). Silvered with enamel. Two-pin type attachment. In nearly Extremely Fine condition
Blandford Volunteer Cavalry Helmet Plate 1831 Stamped brass centre plate from a troopers 1831-1838 helmet of the Blandford Troop of the Dorsetshire Yeomanry. To the top of this plate separated by the William IV Crown a banner carrying the legend”BLANDFORD VOLr.CAVALRY. The main part of the body depicts the lion and unicorn facing inward but bodies positioned outwards and placed between them the royal garter with motto encompassing the royal arms of the union with to the very centre of this a small coat of arms for the house of Hannover.Positioned represented although partially obscured the crest and motto of the Prince of Wales. Overall in very good condition with exceptionally sharp detail and a patina that comes with its age.
Board of Trade Torpedo Sleeve Badge Board of Trade Torpedo Sleeve Badge. Given to officers and seamen who had been torpedoed or mined whilst serving on a vessel of the Merchant Navy or Fishing Fleet during the war and who had subsequently completed another voyage. In gold wire with makers label StephenSimpson, Avenham Rd Works, Preston. In very good condition
Boer War Cavalry Photograph An interesting card mounted photograph. A cavalry group of eleven troopers, possibly Rough Riders. Wearing a mixture of uniform and headdress styles. Image measures 9x7 inches. A small area of damage between the second and third seated figures. Light fading and staining otherwise in good condition
Border Airborne Title Cloth shoulder title, BORDER in yellow embroidered on green with purple backing. Worn by glider borne troops in WWII. In very good condition
Border Title Cloth shoulder title, BORDER in white embroidered on red felt. Cheesecloth backing. Removed from uniform, otherwise in good condition
Bren Gun Spares Wallet Webbing pouch containing four pockets. The pockets secured by brass press-studs, one pocket houses the spares tin which contains three springs, three metal gun parts; a second pocket contains the brass weighted string pull-though. The flap of the wallet stamping are faint but show a crows foot within a C and WALLET SPARE PARTS BREN MG MKI 303. J.E.LORTIE Co.LIMITED. MONTREAL. The wallet secured by two buckles and straps, and carried by a shoulder strap. No dates visible In very good condition
Bren Gun Spares Wallet Webbing pouch containing four pockets. The pockets secured by brass press-studs, one pocket houses the spares tin which contains three springs, two metal gun parts; a second pocket contains the brass weighted string pull-though. The flap of the wallet stamping are faint but show a crows foot within a C and WALLET SPARE PARTS BREN 303. M.Q. M.K. AUTO TOP MFG. The wallet secured by two buckles and straps, and carried by a shoulder strap. No dates visible In very good condition
Bren Gun Spares Wallet Webbing pouch containing four pockets. The pockets secured by brass buckles and straps, one pocket houses the spares tin which contains three springs, two metal gun parts; a second pocket contains the brass weighted string pull-though. The flap of the wallet stamping are faint but inner flap show a crows foot and O.P. LTD, the outer flap WALLET SPARE PARTS BREN MG. The wallet secured by two buckles and straps, and carried by a shoulder strap. No dates visible In very good condition
British Army Collar Badges by Churchill and Westlake British Army Collar Badges, 1881 to the present, an illustrated reference guide for collectors. By Colin Churchill and Ray Westlake. Arms and Armour Press 1986. Hard cover, with dust wrapper, 68 pages. In very good condition
British Army Side Cap 1939 A fine, unissued, example of the WWII British Army soldiers field service side cap with classic early high dome. Khaki serge body, flap, and curtains. General Service buttons. Khaki serge sweatband, light khaki cotton lining with black printed circle with broad arrow and text “6 ¼ B. TRAVERS LIMITED. 1939” In very good condition
British Cavalry Officers Sword 1760 Cavalry Officers Sword 1760-1790 Sword with spirally ribbed, bun shaped pommel. Original fish skin and wire grip. Attractive designed guard. 37 inch blade, fullered with false edge. 43 inches overall length. There are similar swords in the collection of the Royal Armouries (Inventory numbers: IX.186, IX.996, IX1047). The earliest datable evidence of this type of hilt is in portraits of the 1760s. No scabbard, in excellent condition
British Cavalry Troopers Basket Hilt Sword 1750 Cavalry Troopers Sword 1750 Basket-hilted sword of classic Scottish type, but also used by British army cavalry regiments in the early to mid-eighteenth century. Hilt slightly a/f with original leather liner and wire wound wood grip. Blade a double edge claymore of 30 inch length, with two line markings. Overall length 35 inches. No scabbard, in excellent condition
British Commonwealth Forces Machine woven in silk thread on blue silk. The formation sign worn by personnel of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan. Removed from uniform, otherwise in very good condition
British Empire Exhibition 1924 Britannia Moneta Medal Obverse Britannia seated striking a coin, text BRITANNIA MONETA (British Mint). Reverse a view of the Royal Mint buildings, text THE ROYAL MINT LONDON. These medals were struck at the Royal Mint stand in the exhibition. Cost one shilling and sixpence, records show that 2402 bronze medals were struck in 1924 and a further 122 in 1925. BHM 4192, AE Bronze, 36mm dia. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
British Empire Exhibition Medal 1924 Obverse the head of Mercury, text COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY. Reverse a crane above a steamship, text THE BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924. This medal was the runner-up in the competition for a commemorative piece for the exhibition. Struck by the Royal Mint at the exhibition for six pence each, records show 113,487 were sold. BHM 4194. AE Copper, 27.7mm dia. In Generally Very Fine condition
British India Victorian Bengal Artillery Dress Epaulettes A pair of mid-Victorian full dress epaulettes for an Officer in the Bengal Artillery contained in storage tin. The epaulettes are of a standard pattern having a wide stripe of gold lace with a false hairline separation in maroon. With a large flaming grenade in silver wire resting above the gilt brass crescent, which is above a double bank of gold bullion. To the underside, a hinged bar securing system with a lining of maroon morocco, with the outfitters details impressed in an oval of gold leaf "Hamburger Rogers & Co". Sadly the end cushions have now gone leaving a half ring of cotton wadding exposed. The storage tin of universal pattern but lined in salmon pink cotton velvet. The epaulettes are clean, bright, and generally in excellent condition
British India. 1889 Bombay Rifle Regiment Pouch Belt Plate & Furniture India. 4th Regiment (1st Battalion Rifle Regiment) of Bombay Infantry. Bombay Rifle Regiment Victorian Officer’s 1889 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate & furniture. A very fine die-stamped example by Hobson & Sons, Lexington St., London W. With Birmingham assay office silver hallmarks. Laurel wreath surmounted by a Guelphic Crown a tablet inscribed “Bourbon”. Within the wreath a Maltese cross, lions within the angles of the arms of the cross and with balls to the tips of arms. Roped circlet with BRR entwined letters to centre. Retains its original backing plate as well as all four securing nuts. Four honours to laurel wreath (Persia, Bushire, Reshire, Kooshap ) and two honours (Seringapatam, Kandahar, Moultan, Qendia, Mysore, Benjhooalla, Punjab, Afghanistan) to each arm of the cross. Five additional separate honours “Kirkee”, “Meanee”, “Abyssinia”, “Hyderabad”, “Burmah”. Also a strung bugle pouch badge. All by H&S and with silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1889. Extremely Fine condition
British Military Compass 1940 1940 dated MkIII prismatic compass by T.G.Co.Ltd. In good working order
British Napoleonic Wars Uniform Relics British Napoleonic War uniform cloth relics. Comprising seven scraps of gold wire embroidery including one piece complete with convex button all of scarlet ground cloth cut from the remains of a badly moth damaged British Staff Officer Coatee from the Napoleonic war housed in a frame of modern manufacture. A nice display piece
British Pouch Belt Plate An interesting stamped white metal pouch belt plate. Displaying the arms and motto of the Danish Royal Household. Princess Alexandra of Denmark married the Prince of Wales, son of Victoria, who on her death became Edward VII. It is thought this plate is from a regiment, as yet unidentified, to whom Alexandra was probably the Honorary Colonel. The reverse with four lug posts, one broken off. Bright with traces of silver wash. In very good condition £60.00. 500
Buchenwald Official tour guide to Buchenwald concentration camp. German text, card covers, 34 pages, plans, images etc. In very good condition
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, London 1887 Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, London 1887 From Wikipedia: The American Exhibition was a world's fair held in West Brompton, London, in 1887 in the year of Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. Support for an exhibition had been sought in 1886, but with a loss of support and the British government insisting that an American exhibition not compete with the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, the American Exhibition was deferred to 1887. The American aim of participating was to display the latest agricultural, mechanical and textile products and inventions from the United States, but the main attraction was the Wild West show featuring Buffalo Bill, part of Colorado's contribution. Other exhibitions included a showing of Albert Bierstadt's painting of the Bahama Islands: A Nor'wester in the Bahama Island. The 1887 American Exhibition was the first time that William Cody's Wild West show came to London. The show itself was based on a spectacle, "The Drama of Civilisation," created by Steele MacKaye, Matt Morgan, and Nelse Waldron for the earlier American version of the Wild West show. The spectacle was a series of tableau vivant grouped into 4 "epochs": "The Primeval Forest," "The Prairie," "Cattle Ranch," and "Mining Camp." Act I, "The Primeval Forest," ended with a fight among the Indians, and it was followed by an interlude featuring dancing by indigenous people and a demonstration of Lillian Smith's sharp-shooting. Act II, "The Prairie," "included a buffalo hunt by the Indians," the passage of a train through "hostile land," a prairie fire, and a stampede, followed by cowboy "riding, roping, and 'bronc busting.'" "The Attack on the Mining Camp," Act or Epoch III, starred Cody defending a cabin against "gunfire and screaming Indians," followed by Cody's and Annie Oakley's shooting. The last epoch, "Mining Camp," featured the Pony Express, an attack on a Deadwood stagecoach, and a cyclone. Ultimately, a 5th epoch was added, "Custer's Last Stand," at the end of which Cody entered and circled the arena on a horse, while "Too Late!" was projected onto the cyclorama. (Although the conclusion to "The Drama of Civilisation" might suggest that Cody took part in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, he was not near enough to have arrived at the site of the battle immediately after it was over; furthermore, it is not likely that his presence would have altered the outcome of the battle.) Transporting Buffalo Bill's Wild West from New York to the UK represented an enormous undertaking, bringing to London a large number of people and animals. Performers included Oakley, 97 indigenous people, mostly people from the Sioux tribes, including Black Elk and Chief Red Shirt, as well as African-American and Mexican or Mexican-American people. The Wild West brought into the UK a large number of animals — "180 horses, 18 buffalo, 10 elk, 5 Texan steers, 4 donkeys, and 2 deer" as well as 10 mules — with customs officials suspending normal quarantine requirements in spite of a local outbreak of hoof-and-mouth disease. Also on board the ship bringing the performers and animals was a real Deadwood stagecoach. Cody invited the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, to a private preview of the Wild West performance on May 5, and the Prince of Wales was impressed enough to arrange a command performance for Queen Victoria on May 11, 1887. The Queen enjoyed the show and recorded in her journal meeting Cody, Annie Oakley, Lillian Smith, Chief Red Shirt, and a number of indigenous American women and children. Black Elk recalled Queen Victoria speaking respectfully to the indigenous performers and their families later in his Black Elk Speaks, but Victoria describes them in their roles in "The Drama of Civilisation" as "rather alarming looking, [with] cruel faces." Among the dancers and a young teenager at the time, Black Elk says of Victoria that she "was little but fat and we liked her, because she was good to us." To Queen Victoria the War Dance they danced, "to a wild drum & pipe, was quite fearful, with all their contortions & shrieks, & they came so close." The success of this command performance for the Queen — her first appearance at a public performance since Prince Consort Albert died in 1861 — set the stage for another command performance on June 20, 1887, for her Golden Jubilee guests. While Victoria herself did not attend this performance, royalty from all over Europe attended, including the future Kaiser Wilhelm II and future King George V. Queen Victoria made one more visit to the Exhibition, on June 22, 1887, although, surprisingly, she does not refer to it in her journal for that date. These royal encounters provided Buffalo Bill’s Wild West an endorsement and publicity that ensured its success. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West closed its London run in October 1887 after over 300 performances and more than two and a half million tickets sold
Bulgaria. 1936-1939 International Brigade Volunteers Medal & Award Book Medal in gilt metal. Obverse with a map of Spain, three point star, and clenched fist, with in cyrillic text: Fighters Against Fascism and Capitalism. Reverse with portrait of George Dimitrov, cyrillic text: Bulgarian International Brigades Spain 1936-1939. The ribbon symbolise the colours of Bulgaria and Spain. Original award book to Lambo Markovski who was awarded the medal in 1975. Medal in Extremely Fine condition
Bulgaria. Three Medals Comprising: 25th Anniversary of People's Power; For Active Work in the Bulgarian Motor Industry Union; Medal for Activity, Industriousness and Trades Union Work at the Ivaylovgrad Agro-Industrial Complex. (3) in Generally Very Fine condition
C Class Tradesmen Sleeve Badge Scarce WWII Calico Printers made ordnance issue trade badge. Gothic letter C and wreath in cream colour printed on khaki-brown background. Removed from uniform otherwise in very good condition
Cambodia. 1975 Peace Medal Medal Medal issued by the Government of Cambodia to commemorate peace in Vietnam 1975 In Generally Very Fine condition
Canada. Parachutist Qualification Wing 1945 Cloth embroidered Parachutist qualification wing. This pattern was worn from 1945 to 1960s In unissued condition
Canada. Toronto Camera Club Exhibition medal. Silver but not hallmarked, 13.9grams, 30mm diameter. In Very Fine condition
Canadian Army Side Cap 1945 A fine, unissued, example of the WWII Canadian Army soldiers field service side cap. Khaki cloth body, flap, and curtains. Canada GVIR maple leaf buttons. Light khaki cotton sweatband, black cotton lining with white printed circle with text “NATIONAL HAT MFG. CO. 1945” In very good condition
Canadian Titles A group of six Canadian military cloth embroidered shoulder titles. (6) In very good condition
Chelmsford Essex Coronation Medal White metal medal suspended from red white and blue ribbon. These medals were given to the schoolchildren of Chelmsford Essex in celebration of the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 In very good condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals (6) In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals. In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals. In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals (6) In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals (6) In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals (6) In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals (6) In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals (6) In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals (6) In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals. In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals (6) In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals (6) In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals (6) In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals. In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals. In Generally Very Fine condition
China. Six Medals Six original twentieth century medals. In Generally Very Fine condition
Chindit Cloth Formation Sign WW2 Chindits cloth embroidered sleeve patch. A nice example with traces of cotton stitching indicating where pop-stud fastenings had been. In excellent condition
Collection of Essex Lapel Badges Thirteen Essex badges, bowls, road safety etc. (13) Generally in very good condition
Combat Camera Teams Cloth Formation Sign 2009 Some of the British Army photographers and cameramen serving in the Combat Camera Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan opted to wear the badge of their WW2 predecessors, the Army Film and Photographic Unit. The machine embroidered badge comprises the letters A.F.P.U. in red divided by a movie camera on tripod in white and black, all on a black background. Size 75 x 58mm. Circa June 2009, worn on the left sleeve of the Under Body Armour Combat Shirt. For more details see British Army Unit Identification Badges, volume 3, by Marc J Sherriff. In Mint unworn condition
Commando Cloth Shoulder Title Commando with serifs, in white on black cloth shoulder title. Rare. Unworn in very good condition
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Title A rare cloth embroidered shoulder title worn on the uniform by officers of the Commission. Removed from uniform, otherwise in very good condition
Control Commission Germany Officer Titles Two uniform shoulder titles of the Control Commission Germany. Civilian Mil Gov Officer machine embroidered in yellow thread on green wool cloth; Civilian Mil Gov Officer die stamped in brass with green enamel. After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a Control Commission was set up to support the Military Government, which was in place at that time. The Military Government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of 'Local Government'. It was responsible for Public Safety, Health, Transport, Housing and Intelligence. The forward HQ was in Cumberland House, Berlin. Recruits had to be over 21 and were recruited from, Civil Servants the Foreign Office and demobbed Military Personnel (2)The second title with distortion and enamel loss
Control Commission Germany Officers Uniform Insignia A complete set of insignia removed from an, Alkit-tailored, dark blue service dress jacket. The set comprises: four large and ten small gilt, Gaunt-made buttons, two cloth embroidered CCG arm shields and two 'Officer' cloth titles indicating that the wearer has officer status. The original Alkit label with the owner's details “K.M. REIWDD” (possibly an officer with the initials KM who was with the Royal Engineers Inland Waterways and Docks Department). After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a Control Commission was set up to support the Military Government, which was in place at that time. The Military Government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of 'Local Government'. It was responsible for Public Safety, Health, Transport, Housing and Intelligence. The forward HQ was in Cumberland House, Berlin. Recruits had to be over 21 and were recruited from, Civil Servants the Foreign Office and demobbed Military Personnel
Coronation of George VI 1937 Medal Obverse the crowned bust of George VI, text GEORGE VI CROWNED 12 MAY 1937. Reverse the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth, text QUEEN ELIZABETH 12 MAY 1937. This was the official Commemorative medal issued by the Royal Mint. Originally costing three shillings, 87,143 of these medals were issued. BHM 4314, AR Silver 32mm dia. In Generally Very Fine condition
Corps of Military Police Title Original WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder title CMP In excellent condition
Crimean War Peace Medal 1856 Pewter medal commemorating the signing of the Crimean War peace treaty, the Treaty of Paris. Obverse: Sebastopol under seize, flags, scales of justice with the text "Fall of Sebastopol Sept. 8th 1855". Reverse: A wreath with text " The Allies Give Peace To Europe March 30th 1856". 52mm, see 2581 in Brown's "British Historical Medals" In Generally Very Fine condition
Crimean War Peace Medal 1856 Pewter medal commemorating the signing of the Crimean War peace treaty, the Treaty of Paris. Obverse: Sebastopol under seize, flags, scales of justice with the text "Fall of Sebastopol Sept. 8th 1855". Reverse: A wreath with text " The Allies Give Peace To Europe March 30th 1856". 52mm, see 2581 in Brown's "British Historical Medals" In Generally Very Fine condition
Cuba 1863. Spanish / American War Belt Plate A rare and interesting fine quality cast brass rectangular Cuban Officer belt plate displaying the Cuban coat of arms within a wreath of laurel leaves. This item has all the overall appearance of an 1863 pattern U.S. Civil War Officer regulation plate but with an alternative Cuban centre trophy of arms to centre and of obvious U.S. manufacture
Czechoslovakia 1939-1945. Pilots Mufti Badge Gilt lapel pin with miniature Czechoslovakian Pilot badge for wear when in civilian clothes. In very good condition
Czechoslovakia. 1939-1945 Pilot Qualification Badge Czechoslovakia pilot qualification badge in silver, made in the U.K. by Spink & Son Ltd London. Two retaining hooks missing, otherwise in very good condition
Czechoslovakia. Military Service Medal Medal for service to the country, together with uniform ribbon bar, contained in card box of issue. In Generally Very Fine condition
Death of George IV 1830 Medal Obverse: Bare head of George VI, text GEORGE IV. THE ENLIGHTEN’D FATHER OF HIS PEOPLE. Reverse: Angel and Britannia mourning before funery urn on plinth, text DIED JUNE 26 1830. BORN AUGUST 12 1762. CROWN’D JULY 1821. Milled edge. Brass 25mm dia. BHM 1394. In Fine condition
Death of Wellington 1852 Medal Medal struck by Messrs Allen and Moore. Obverse: Uniformed bust of Wellington, text ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON. Reverse: Crossed flags and wreath, text BORN MAY 1, 1769 DIED SEPr 14, 1852. HE SUBDUED INDIA AND LIBERATED EUROPE. White metal, 39mm dia. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) passed away peacefully in his armchair at Walker Castle on September 14, 1852. The Queen being at Balmoral, was informed by telegram and noted in her diary “Alas, it contained the confirmation of the fatal news, that Britain’s pride, her glory, her hero, one of the greatest men she has ever produced, was no more,?…One cannot think of this country without “the Duke” out immortal hero”. BHM 2480. Pierced at top, otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition
Defence Medal 1939-1945 WWII Defence medal with good length of original ribbon. In generally very fine condition
Defence Medal 1939-1945 WWII Defence Medal with ribbon. In Generally Very Fine condition
Defence Medal 1939-1945 WWII Defence Medal. In Generally Very Fine condition
Denmark 1940-1945 by Jorgen Haestrup Printed by the National Museum “Nationalmuseet” Copenhagen in 1960. In Danish, French and English language. 92 pages, many photographs. It covers the events of the resistance and underground movement in Denmark during the occupation and subsequent liberation. In very good condition
Der Landser German language magazine, number 464. Mit Magazin und Dockumentarischer Bildbeilage. Die Odyssee eines Regiments Kampf und Untergang Des IR 521. Paper covers, 74 pages, good photo images, sketches, maps etc. In very good condition
Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1897 Medal Obverse: Veiled draped bust of Queen Victoria, text VICTORIA ANNVM REGNI SEXAGESINVM FELICITER CLAVIT XX IVN.MDCCCXCVII. Reverse: Young bare head of Queen Victoria, text LONGI-/TVDO/DIERVM/IN DEXTERA/ EVIS/ ET IN/ SINISTRA/ GLORIA The official commemorative Medal issued by the Royal Mint. 246,270 of these silver medals were issued. BHM 3506. Silver 26mm diameter, by GW De Saulles after T Brock and W Wyon. In Generally Very Fine condition
Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry Officer Coatee 1840 An early Victorian Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry short tailed officer coatee, the pattern worn from 1830 to 1847. The body of fine scarlet melton wool cloth with collar, cuffs, and false turn-backs of black wool. The collar and cuffs trimmed with flat silver lace. Double breasted. One button missing, a small area of moth tracking, and pin hole size damage. Quilted inner and false silk lining virtually intact. Silver and bullion epaulettes missing and not included
Drummer Badges Three different skill-at-arms specialist badges for Drummer. (3) in very good condition
Drummer Trade Badge In brass with two copper lugs and cotter pin. In very good condition
East Anglian Brigade Headdress Badge Anodised “Staybrite” headdress badge, Star, castle and key of Gibraltar, with East Anglia on scroll. Maker JR Gaunt London. K&K 2029. With slider, in very good condition
East Anglian Field Artillery Regiment, WW2 Official Photograph Large size, 15x10cms, image. British Official Photograph No. BH1625...This series of photographs shows the East Anglian Field Artillery Regiment during exercises, working with their wireless section and Spotters. The crews running to their guns at the commencement of an action exercise. Nice clear detailed image, showing: Field guns, uniforms, wireless equipment, etc. In very good condition
East Anglian Field Artillery Regiment. WW2 Official Press Photograph Large size, 15x10cms, image. British Official Photograph No. BH1630...This series of photographs shows East Anglian Field Artillery Regiment during exercises, working with their wireless section and Spotters. The gun crews moving off as a complete unit. Nice clear detailed image, showing: vehicles, uniforms, formation signs, weapons etc. In very good condition
East Lothian Yeomanry Officer Shell Jacket 19th century East Lothian Yeomanry Officer "shell" jacket. Of fine scarlet wool cloth. Having black faced collar and cuffs, decorated with gold lace which follows around all leading edges. With front fastening hooks and eyes which are hidden by a line of seed buttons. On each shoulder scales of chain link brass, with crescent centres and applied initials ELY with a silver laurel surround. The jacket is early post-Crimea period. Generally in good condition with a few pin-prick size moth holes.
Edward VIII Coronation 1937 Medal Bronze 57mm diameter medal by E Carter Preston and manufactured by JR Gaunt & Son. Obverse with crowned image of Edward and text “Edward VIII Crowned May XII. MCMXXXVII”. Reverse with seated image, dove with laurel, crown and helmet, text “Canada. India. S.Africa. Australia. New Zealand. Britain”. As a result of Edward’s abdication on December 10, 1936 the arrangements for the Coronation were abandoned in favour of his brother, the Duke of York, who superseded him. This is one of the many different types of commemorative medal that had to be discarded and scrapped BHM 4286. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Egypt Medals 1942 & 1943 Two Friends in Egypt Medals 1942 & 1943. Brass 27mm. Obverse: The Sphinx with text "XMAS STOCKING 1942". Reverse with text "GOOD LUCK FROM FRIENDS IN EGYPT". Brass 27mm. Obverse: V for victory over a map of North Africa and Italy, with text "XMAS STOCKING 1943". Reverse with text "GOOD LUCK FROM FRIENDS IN EGYPT". (2) in Generally Very Fine condition
Eighth Army News 1944 Original edition of Thursday July 27th 1944, Italy. The headlines The King Arrives At Advanced H.Q.. With articles including - Kiwis Trouncing Old Foes; E Prussia Drive Restarted; Slight Allied Gains in Normandy; Tito Reports New Landings; German Navy Helpless; S.S Story of Hitler's Terror Troops; Goebbels New Task; UNRRA Ready to Assist Millions; Thousand Nazi Casualties in Croatia. Etc. In very good condition
England’s Battles by Sea & Land by Lieutenant Colonel Williams Original 1855 publication. Commencement of the great French Revolution to the present time (1855). With a retrospective view of the celebrated epochs of British military history including Indian campaigns and present expedition against Russian aggression in the east. Division II, 1801 to 1812, pages 185 to 392. Engraved plates suitable for framing - Horatio Nelson; Battle of Trafalgar; Abercromby; Earl of St. Vincent; Marquis Cornwallis; Wellington; Death of Abercrombiy; Torres Vedras; Battle of Vittoria; Talavera; Corvette La Chevrette; Death of Nelson. In good condition
England’s Battles by Sea & Land by Lieutenant Colonel Williams Original 1855 publication. Commencement of the great French Revolution to the present time (1855). With a retrospective view of the celebrated epochs of British military history including Indian campaigns and present expedition against Russian aggression in the east. Division I, 1792 to 1801, 184 pages, ten engraved plates suitable for framing - Adam Viscount Duncan; Encounter between Nelson and Don Miguel Tyrason; Alexander Hood; Earle Howe; Samuel Hood; Death of Faulknor; Duncan's victory over Dutch fleet; Deck of the Queen Charlotte; Nelson receiving Spanish Admirals sword; Lord Duncan's Victory. In good condition
England’s Battles by Sea & Land by Lieutenant Colonel Williams Original 1855 publication. Commencement of the great French Revolution to the present time (1855). With a retrospective view of the celebrated epochs of British military history including Indian campaigns and present expedition against Russian aggression in the east. Division III, 1812 to 1854, 184 pages. Engraved plates suitable for framing - Admiral Napier; Ship Duke of Wellington; HRH Duke of Cambridge; Lord Raglan; Marshal St. Arnaud; Omar Pasha; Bombardment of Odessa; The Heckland Arrogant; Map of Black Sea; Baltic Sea In good condition
English and Welsh Infantry Regiments by Ray Westlake English and Welsh Infantry Regiments, an illustrated record of service 1662-1995. 2002 Spelmount publications. Card covers, 223 pages, profusely illustrated. In very good condition
Essex Regiment Headdress Badge Other Ranks bi-metal headdress badge, with slider In very good condition
Essex Regiment Officer Postcard 1914-1918 War A handsome young officer of the Essex Regiment with his pretty bride. FW Clark Photographer, 284 Romford Rd., Forest Gate E. Removed from an album, otherwise in very good condition
Essex Regiment Silks Two silk cigarette cards. The Regimental standard and crest of the Essex Regiment (44th and 56th Foot). Distributed by Godfrey Phillips cigarette manufacturers in 1915. (2) in very good condition
Essex Regiment Title Original WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder title ESSEX In excellent condition
Essex Regiment Wounded Soldier Photographs 1917 Six original photographs, comprising: Studio portrait in full khaki uniform of George Dyer, taken in Great Yarmouth; Large group photograph of nurses and recovering soldiers taken on the croquet lawn of the St George’s Hospital, Dragon Parade, Harrogate with Dyer left of centre; Similar, but smaller, group photograph; Dyer in the sack race, sports day at the hospital; Harrogate multi-view postcard, postmark July 17, 1917 sent to Master G Dyer in which George informs his son he is feeling quite well etc.; Portrait of the ward Sister dated 1918. 35418 Private George Andrew Henry Dyer, 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment, received a head wound, on February 9, 1917, during the fighting on the Somme. He was transferred to hospital in Harrogate on March 2, 1917. On recovery he was discharged and returned to active service in France on March 8, 1918. He survived both world wars and died in 1956 age 79. He lived at 40 Winnock Road, Colchester, Essex. (6) in good condition
Essex Yeomanry Silk Silk crest of the Essex Yeomanry, card number 8 in set of Territorial Badges. Distributed by Godfrey Phillips cigarette manufacturers in 1913. In very good condition
Essex Yeomen With Girls 1912 Postcard Two Essex Yeomanry troopers and three young women, with the camp tents in the background. Dated 1912 and probably taken in Castle Park, Colchester, Essex. In very good condition
Falange Doll from the Civil War in Spain 1936-1939 A fabulous figure of one of Franco's Falangists. 10 inches (26cms) high. Wearing a uniform of red beret, blue blouse with Falangist insignia embroidered on the right brest pocket, black wool breaches tucked into "jack" boots, waist and cross belt, with dagger in scabbard. The face is probably painted papier-mâché and a wonderful Spanish caricature. Blouse faded, otherwise in very good condition
Far East Land Forces Cloth Shoulder Title WWII locally made with blue cotton embroidered letters on red wool cloth FAR.E.L.F. Shoulder title. Removed from uniform otherwise in very good condition
Field Marshal Headdress Badge A good copy bullion wire, kings crown, Field Marshal headdress badge. Good gap filler of a rare badge. In very good condition
Fifteenth Indian Army Corps Formation Sign Woven cloth formation sign 15 Indian Corps, three black Vs on red rectangle. 15 Indian Corps was one of the three Indian Corps of the Fourteenth Army during the hard fought campaign fir the liberation of Burma. The Corps was engaged in the prolonged and bitter fighting in the Second and Third Arkan Campaigns. In the Second Arakan Campaign, 1943-44, it inflicted the first decisive defeat that any Japanese force had ever suffered at the hands of the British, breaking for the first time the legend of Japanese invincibility in the South-East Asia theatre. In the Third Arakan Campaign, 1944-45, which was a series of combined operations, 15 Indian Corps carried out no less than nine combined assault landings varying in size from a brigade group to a divisional operation. These operations culminated in a divisional assault on the Rangoon River which led to the capture of Rangoon itself in May 1945. By the end of the war the Corps had been withdrawn to India to prepare for operations in Malaya, but was eventually moved to the Dutch East Indies to command the British and Indian force in the area. Removed from uniform otherwise in very good condition
Five Commando Brass Shoulder Title 1939-45 war brass shoulder title 5 Commando. Cast brass with integral lugs. Rare and in very good condition
Flying or Motorcycle Goggles Second World War RAF Pilots MKVIII style Flying Goggles. Made in England by Stadium. Strap missing, otherwise in Good Condition
Flying or Motorcycle Goggles Second World War RAF Pilots MKVIII style Flying Goggles. Made in England. Strap a/f, otherwise in Good Condition
France 1831. Foreign Legion Button A single 1831 pattern French Foreign Legion one piece brass Brass button with the “LEGION ETRANGERE” legend to its border surrounding a five pointed star to the centre. To the reverse a four point shank with the maker marking around the outer border. Definition sharp but with a dark patina.
France 1856. Foreign Legion Button A single 1856-1875 model one piece French Foreign Legion capote button with around its border “REGIMENT ETRANGERE” but with a plain centre rather than numbers “1” or “2” usually encountered as being the two regiments in service at this time. This button although sharp In detail shows dark patination but an attempt at cleaning is evident.
France 1880s. 2e RE Collar Insignia A matched pair French Foreign Legion 2nd Regiment collar patches for wear on the “veste”(shell jacket), of navy blue wool with hand stitched-madder red number “2”,s. Removed from display board
France 1914-1918. Legion D'Honneur Group A grouping of five military decorations, Velum citation and twenty-eight photo copies from French military archives relating to M. Pierre Alfred Emile Roux who received the decorations as follows; Chevalier of Legion d’ Honneur with “velum” certificate measuring 54cm by 43 cm awarded on 6th January 1908 during service as Capitaine of the 1er d Artillerie. A Officer of Legion d’ Honneur on 12th July 1917 as Chef d‘Escadron, commandant 4e group du 108 Regiment d’ Artillerie. Both decorations bear small chips to blue enamel circlet on face of each medal, The remaining three Great War medals are French Croix d’ Guerre with with some wear to ribbon indicating as with the preceding examples fairly continuous wear upon tunics. Finally, the Great War Service and Victory medals. The twenty-eight photocopies accompanying this grouping relate in great detail to his general military service
France 1914-1918. Military Clogs A pair of French soldiers wooden clogs with heavy duty tan leather lace up uppers. Soles and heels show remnants of iron studs. Solid but displaying signs of heavy use
France 1914-1918. Tropical Spahi Officers Uniform An Officer of Spahis heavy cotton corded tunic and breeches. The tunic is single breasted complete with nine matched domed/ball brass buttons with ‘'Maurice Burdon. Paris’’ back marks. To the chest, two slanted slash pockets and there is evidence that the body pleating has been opened up for fitting, a tailored sword strap opening on the left skirt and there is no indication of insignia to the stiff standing collar likewise nothing other than very faint shadows above each cuff to show rank. The breeches are of matching heavy cord material with fishtail back to waistband and rear buckled adjuster. Both items in excellent condition. The small dog in one of the images is not included.
France 1914. Legion Etrangere 1er REI Collar Patches A set of two pair of 1er REI legionnaire collar patches ready for fitting to the tunic and capote during periods 1880’s to 1914. Removed from display board
France 1939-1945. Adrian Helmet Desk Ornament A commercially made, cherry-wood, desk ornament storage box in the shape of an Adrian helmet. Having a honeycomb cut removable crown with olive painted, pressed metal, comb and gold coloured Infantry grenade badge to the front. One small chip, now filled with beeswax, otherwise in excellent condition
France 1939-1945. Medal Group with Service Certificate & Photo Group of medals mounted with service certificate and photograph to a Prisoner of War. Comprising: France War Service 1939-1945 medal; France Prisoner of War medal. Medals mounted with portrait photograph of the recipient in uniform, and service certificate with: "Clauord Hippolyte, Classe 1937. Soldat 122er R.A.R., Campagne de France, Prisonnier le 12 Juin 1940. Commando 233. Repatrie 1945". Certificate backed on card, in very good condition
France 1939-1945. Tirailleur Trousers A pair of WWII French Tiralleur Officer scarlet straight leg trousers of excellent quality with a single sky blue wool stripe of 5.5cm - 2 inch running down each outer edge leg seam. The waist band has six wide loops for trouser belt. With the exception of three small moth holes, this pair of trousers is in excellent condition.
France 1939-1945. War Commemorative Medal Medaille de la Guerre 1939-1945 , official issue made by Monnaie de Paris. In very good condition
France 1939. Legion Etrangere Officer Collar Insignia An uncut ready for fitting, pair of Foreign Legion Officers gold wire embroidered flaming grenade on black wool cloth for an officer of 1er REI, a pattern worn from late 19th century until 1939
France 1954-1964. Uniform Ribbon Bar Ribbon bar with two full size ribbons comprising: Cross of Military Valour (Croix De La Valeur Militaire). With Bronze Star emblem on ribbon. The emblem denotes the award of a 'Citation' 1 x Mention in Despatches at Brigade or Regimental level.; Medal for Operations in North Africa (Médaille des Opérations en Afrique du Nord) with clasp 'Algerie'. The clasp 'Algerie' was awarded for 90 days campaign service in theatre between circa 1954-1964. Ribbons on black cloth backing, with two hooks to fasten on the tunic. In very good condition
France 1960. Commando Training Centre Badge Brass and enamel pocket badge of Centre d'Entrainement et de Perfectionnement des Commandos de Chasse N° 1 (Oued Fodda, Orléansville, Algérie) by DRAGO Paris. The badge was worn from October 1960 to December 1961. In very good condition
France. 11th Parachute Division Rectangular French 11th Parachute Division upper sleeve machine woven arm patch being bordered in green with a background of maroon above triple white crested blue waves. The centre shows a pale blue open parachute behind a golden yellow anchor and black swooping eagle. Patch removed from combat blouse and retaining its hook fittings
France. 13th Demi Brigade A shield shaped machine embroidered upper sleeve patch having a deep blue narrow border. The inner design features a green-red- blue background to a leaping black horse over a white 13th Demi Brigade grenade and blue Cross of Loraine. In mint unissued condition
France. 1830 Garde Nationale Officers Coatee A French junior officers 1830s single breasted coatee made of fine quality black broadcloth having scarlet turn backs decorated with silver wire embroidered flaming grenades. The cuffs and collar are faced in typical French style and to each shoulder, silver lace epaulettes, one with fine silver bullions ,the other as a contra. Sadly this coatee has fallen victim to significant moth damage mainly to the lower body but hidden in part by the sleeves and to the scarlet underside of the tails, all of this has been patched and repaired using near matching black broadcloth, further there is some “shot gun ”peppering,” too small for restoration. This coatee in spite of these short comings still presents as an attractive display uniform item
France. 1870 Uniformed Officials Chapeau A French full dress officers chapeau from the Franco-Prussian Wars period, made of black felt with black ostrich plumes to crown and to the right side a silk tri-colour cockade behind a gold wire and sequin embroidery of stemmed leaves upon velvet ground, with a false fastening of a gilt army generals button. To the interior a 50cm tan coloured sweat band and white silk lining with a gold embossed outfitters stamping to crown. The overall condition shows age and wear, the felt is dry and could be regarded as brittle
France. 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War Garde Mobile Kepi Franco-Prussian War Garde Mobile enlisted kepi. A tacconet strong cardboard body covered in black cloth to the walls and crown with a red wool band to the base. It has a square peak and cockade set and an interior of light brown cross hatch sweat band,waxed cotton liner and a crown stiffener of red faux leather card board. This example shows a good deal of wear
France. 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War Garde Mobile Officer Kepi Franco-Prussian War Garde Mobile Kepi. A fairly well worn Garde Mobile Junior Officer Kepi of black wool walls and crown which displays a quarterfoil of flat silver wire,to the base a band of red wool. Square peaked it has a very dry leather sweat band,polished cotton crown lining an at the back a gentle stiffening of tan leather. Condition shows a fair degree of neglect
France. 1889 Army Officers Pelisse A model 1889 French Army Officers Pelisse made of fine quality black wool cloth with black Astrakhan fitted to collar, cuffs and all leading edges. The chest has five rows of black braid frogging and toggles with two hidden breast pockets and Astrakhan tops to hip pockets. The sleeves are decorated with black braid in the form of a large chevron pattern and to the back an intricate pattern in fine black interwoven braid enclosed within broader black braiding which follows the back seams. The interior is lined with black fur with one slanting breast pocket and apart from a small area of moth to the collar it is in very good condition. Accompanying this coat is a framed photo portrait of a French officer wearing a Dolman of similar pattern
France. 1890-1914 Chasseur d’ Afrique Trousers A pair of 1890 - 1914 Chasseur d' Afrique officer straight leg Madder Red trousers bearing on each outer leg seam a welt flanked by wool stripes of sky blue. These original trousers have an early S.H.FOX London stamping to the inner waist band lining and having only two of the original fly buttons, one by 'Ciret -Saumur', the other by 'Rauch- Saumur’. There are a few minor theatrical adjustments by the addition of a couple of added fly buttons, the original braces or suspender buttons are now missing and to each leg bottoms, seam splits of 8cm. Some small moth holes and minor tracking exist but would be barely visible if displayed on or off a mannequin.
France. 1890-1914 Soldier Photos Four studio photo images circa 1890 - 1914, comprising: An Artilleryman; Cavalry Trooper; And two Infantrymen, one wearing a kepi and the other hatless. Each measures 105 x 60 cms. (4) In very good condition
France. 1914-1918 Aviator Photograph Original, postcard size, period studio pose of a French non-commissioned officer wearing the Croix de Guerre with palms, Pilot qualification badge, rank and long service chevrons In very good condition
France. 1914-1918 Infantrymen Photos Two studio studies of French Infantrymen. One holding a cigarette, the other displaying "lyre" Insignia on both sleeves. Mounts measure 160 x 105 cms. (2) In very good condition
France. 1914-1918 Set of Three Postcards A Set of Three staged and posed romantic patriotic tinted photographs of French soldiers with with their family or loved ones.
France. 19th Century Uniforn Decorative Braiding Eight sample items of decorative black braiding patterns which would be added to the tailoring of 1860’s/1870’s Spahi, Chasseur de Afrique, “Spencers”and Dolmans etc. In very good condition
France. 1st Zouave-Algier Division Bolero Veste 1st Zouave-Algiers Division "bolero" style veste. Of heavy dark blue melton cloth. The rank of Sergeant is shown as a long inverted gold lace chevron above each cuff. The tombeaux with scarlet centre has added front and back elaborate arabesque soutache braiding, but the half inch (2.5cm) Border rim has some damage. The natural heavy cotton lining has a stamp "1er Zova" within a cartouche
France. 2e REC Side Cap A green side cap with madder red folded crown and midnight blue piping to its turn up and a silvered metal legion style flaming grenade with a number “2”within its base. This pattern cap would have been worn in the early post WW2 period by officers ,warrant officers and sergeants. In lightly worn but excellent condition.
France. 3rd Zouave-Constantine Division Bolero Vest 1879 3rd Zouave-Constantine Division other ranks "bolero" style vest. In heavy dark blue melton cloth with standard yellow tombeaux of madder red lace and cording. Each cuff displays a large gold braid inverted chevron for the rank of Sergeant. Standard regulation lining, profusely stamped including the date "3.1.79" 1879
France. 4th Spahi-Tunis Division Bolero Vest 4th Spahi-Tunis Division "bolero" style veste. Of madder red heavy melton wool cloth. Has more elaborate black trim to the tombeaux and more back decoration than usuallly permitted, especially as the cuffs show no indication of NCO rank. There is some small damage to each of the blue cuff facings and the inside lining is of black polished cotton. It has been suggested this may have been worn by a female attached to the regiment.
France. Commemorative Medal 1914-1918 French WW1 Commemorative 1914-1918 Medal with its original ribbon and bronzed finish, ribbon displays light wear.
France. Count de Chamboro Medal 1820 Medal by F Gayrard commemorating the birth of Count de Chamboro as heir to the French throne. He never became king, the 1848 revolution halted the Royal dynasty. Obverse: An angel slaying a dragon, 29 Sept.1820 Reverse: A reclining woman holding a baby. Text "Dieu Nous La Donne Nos Coers Et Nos Bras Sont A Lui" . Bronze 37mm diameter. Edgy otherwise in Fine condition
France. Crimean War Officer Belt Buckle A beautiful, Crimean war period, French officer brass clipped corner buckle with an attached device of a standing cockerel with a wreath of laurel leaves in silver
France. Desk Kepi Time-Piece A small brass time-piece in the shape of French soldiers kepi from the Crimean War or Franco -Prussian War period. It has a slightly stained face under the glass and with a simple beaded border which is all placed in the kepi crown but lifts out for maintenance and winding up. No longer in working order, seems to have been over wound and in need of its works having a good clean.
France. Exposition Universalle Paris Medal 1878 Medal commemorating the Universal Exposition of 1878 Obverse with profile of Liberty "Republic Francaise Oudine" Reverse with palace and gardens "Exposition Universelle Paris 1878. Palace Du Trocadero Admin. Des Monnaies Et Medailles" By Alphee Dubois, silvered brass 51mm diameter. Polished otherwise in Very Fine condition
France. Five Mixed Foreign Legion Sleeve Insignia A grouping of 1960s Legion Etrangere sleeve lozenges, being a Pioneer Sergeant, Pioneer Private 1st Class and Medical Service Corporal ,all for wear on the left sleeve. A right sleeve REC Chief Sergeant chevron on midnight blue backing and finally a gold bullion embroidered officer quality musicians Lyre on midnight blue cloth zig-zag machine stitched to a “Velco” backing. All in excellent condition.
France. Foreign Legion Buttons Forty mixed size Legionaire and Legion officer buttons from 1945 onwards.
France. Foreign Legion Cavalry Sleeve Insignia A 1st Regiment of Cavalry senior corporal left hand sleeve insignia with two small re-engagement chevrons to base. Three separate pieces Machine stitched to midnight blue backing cloth. Reverse showing removal from display board
France. Foreign Legion Chevrons Two left hand sleeve rank insignia, one being a triple gold coloured celleon chevron set and other having double gold wire lace chevron both above NCO pattern legion lozenges and machined to midnight blue wool backing cloth
France. Foreign Legion drummer sleeve Insignia Foreign Legion left hand sleeve Insignia for a drum or bugler corporal having a single chevron of woven musician braid above a double green chevron with at its base a standard legion lozenge all Machine sewn to a backing of midnight blue wool
France. Foreign Legion Medical Corporal A left hand sleeve rank insignia for a legion medical corporal having a double green chevron above a purple wool lozenge with fine gold wire embroidered medic Insignia machined to a backing of midnight blue wool
France. Foreign Legion Musician Sleeve Insignia A legion officer or senior NCO’s midnight blue wool lozenge with a hand embroidered gold bullion musicians lyre to centre and is zig zag Machine sewn to a backing of black Velcro
France. Foreign Legion Pioneer Sleeve Insignia Two left sleeve lozenges for Pioneers, one of two gold coloured twin chevrons above gold wire crossed axes upon midnight blue backing wool for junior sergeant. The second being a single green chevron above green embroidered crossed axes upon a ground of midnight blue wool cloth
France. Great War Veterans Uniform Medal Ribbons A group of ten French medal ribbons. With Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre, 1914-18 Victory Medal etc. Mounted on mustard-khaki coloured wool cloth. In very good condition
France. Henrico Magno, King Henry IV Medal by B Andrieu commemorating the life of Henry IV of France 13 December 1553 – 14 May 1610. Also known by the epithet "Good King Henry", was King of Navarre (as Henry III) from 1572 to 1610 and King of France from 1589 to 1610. He was the first French monarch of the House of Bourbon. Baptised as a Catholic but raised in the Protestant faith by his mother Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre. Henry was involved in the French Wars of Religion, barely escaping assassination in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, and later led Protestant forces against the royal army. Considered a usurper by some Catholics and a traitor by some Protestants, Henry became target of at least 12 assassination attempts. An unpopular king immediately after his accession, Henry's popularity greatly improved after his death, in light of repeated victories over his enemies and his conversion to Catholicism. The "Good King Henry" (le bon roi Henri) was remembered for his geniality and his great concern about the welfare of his subjects. He was celebrated in the popular song Vive le roi Henri and in Voltaire's Henriade. Bronze 23mm diameter. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
France. Infantry Captain Frock Coat and Trousers French Infantry full-dress uniform frock coat and trousers. Beautifully tailored in the finest quality doe skin, in absolutely superb condition. The single breasted coat is black with scarlet collar and three button French cuff displaying three metallic gold braid rings indicating the rank of Captain. Bright gold fringed eppaulettes adorn each shoulder top and goldembroidered flaming grenades on black wool patches decorate the collar fronts. On the left breast of the coat are loops for twelve medals/decorations. The Trousers are of scarlet wool cloth, high waisted, with a broad black wool stripe to each outer seam. The whole outfit being pre WW2 and conforming to the 1937 dress regulations.
France. Medal for Assistance to Spanish Republic 1938 White metal 29 x 17mm. Obverse with figure of the Republic and soldier. Reverse with text Aide A L’Espagne Republicaine 1938 C.I.A.E. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
France. Napoleon Bonaparte Bronze Napoleon Bonaparte Bronze Bust by Pinedo. Bronze bust, 9 inches high. Classic Napoleon image wearing bi-corn hat. Raised on green marble pedestal with gilt crown and "N", wood base. Signed Pinedo, and with foundry stamp "Bronze Pinedo Paris". Emil Pinedo lived 1840-1916. In very good condition
France. Napoleon Bonaparte III Medal 1851 Medal commemorating the life of Napoleon Bonaparte III, 1808-1873. Who was emperor of the third Republic 1852-1870, and died in Chislehurst, Kent, United Kingdom. Obverse with superb three-dimensional portrait. The reverse with the six Acts of the Republic. By Borrel, bronze 52mm diameter. Minor edge knocks otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition
France. Napoleon Bonaparte Medal 1821 Silvered pewter metal medal by Thomason & Jones, 54mm. Obverse: Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte within a wreath with text "EMPEROR NAPOLEON" "DIED 5 MAY BURIED IN RUPERTS VALLEY ST HELENA 9 MAY 1821". Reverse with 36 lines of text beginning with "BORN 15 AUG. 1769. GEN. AT THE SEIGE OF TOULON 1792" and ending with "ARRIVED AT S.HELENA 15 OCT. 1815". In Generally Very Fine condition
France. Naval Officer Epaulettes 1870 A pair of French Navy Officer full dress epaulettes from around the 1870’s having a large gold wire embroidered fouled anchor which extends almost the length of the top area.To the centre of the anchor shaft a sunburst with to its centre a tiny gold metal smiling sun. A revolutionary cap on a staff crosses diagonally behind. At the crescent ends are two banks of bright gold bullion. The pair is housed in a wine red velvet lined storage box. Generally in very good condition
France. North African Campaigns Veterans Uniform Medal Ribbons A group of eight French medal ribbons. Including two African orders and WW1 Croix de Guerre. Ranging from World War One to the 1930s. Mounted on black wool cloth
France. Officers Trousers 1930s A pair of 1930s French Officers straight leg trousers made of best quality scarlet wool cloth with a 50cm light blue stripe down each outer leg. In excellent condition.
France. Pocket Fobs Two leather fobs for wear with military pocket badges. (2) in very good condition
France. Pre WW1 Infantry Officers Tunic & Trousers A model 1898 French Capitaine tunic of the 121st Infantry Regiment with accompanying trousers. The tunic of fine black wool cloth has the usual red collar with regimental number on black ground and to the cuffs three gold bands identifying rank. Upon the middle of the left sleeve is a crepe mourning brassard. The tunic is in excellent condition and was removed from a mannequin with an appropriate pair of red officer trousers for the “66e de Ligne” as shown on the brass stamped braces/suspender buttons to the waist band. There is the usual broad black stripe to each outer leg seam. The trousers have some scattered minor moth damage, some of which has been darned, fortunately these would be hidden under the skirt of the tunic. This outfit would have been worn up to the beginning of WW1.
France. Sapeurs Pompiers Belt Plate France Sapeurs Pompiers Belt Plate A post 1871 heavy stamped rectangular clip cornered brass belt plate featuring as its design an eagle perched upon a stand of lightning bolts with above its head an arc carrying the legend ‘’SAPEURS POMPIERS’’.
France. Two Foreign Legion Chevrons One legion cavalry/armoured triple silver wire chevrons machined to a double backing of midnight blue wool and a triple gold wire chevron machined to a single backing of midnight blue wool, both for wear on right sleeves
France. Zouave China Plate A Crimean War period French glazed china plate featuring a dark blue border decorated with a patriotic motif of trophies of arms and laurel leaves and to the centre a grouping of five Zouaves with officer in ready to fire positions. The plate is intact but has suffered some staining beneath the glazing.
France. Sapeurs Pompiers Belt Plate A late 19th Century stamped brass belt plate being rectangular with clipped corners having a design of crossed axes behind a flaming grenade above a wreath of oak and laurel leaves. To the upper a scroll bearing the legend ‘’SAPEURS POMPIERS’’ and to the base ‘’DEVOUEMENT’’. There remains a good 80% of gold wash.
Free French Censorship in the Levant by David M Zimmerman 1980 publication by The Civil Partnership Study Group. Details of headstamps, other markings and tapes used by the Free French for postal censorship in Syria and Lebanon 1941-1945. Card covers. In very good condition
From Rangoon Field Brigade to Burma Intelligence Corps The Rangoon Field Brigade The Rangoon Field Brigade was formed originally as the Rangoon Volunteer Artillery on 20th October 1879. The brigade became the Rangoon Defence Volunteers on 30th September 1892 and the Rangoon Port Defence Artillery Volunteers on 19th May 1905. During the First World War the brigade became the 3rd (Rangoon) Port Defence Group, Garrison Artillery (Auxiliary Force India). The brigade was reconstituted on 1st October 1920 and on 1st September 1928 was increased in size to two Field Batteries, Royal Artillery and No. 14 Machine Gun Company. When reorganised on 1st April 1933, No. 5 Field Battery, Royal Artillery, the Rangoon Fortress Company, Royal Engineers and a Wireless Section were added to the establishment. The unit designation, the Rangoon Field Brigade, was given when the Brigade came under the Burma Auxiliary Force in April 1937, following the transfer of units to the Burma Army with the separation of administration from India. The Wireless Section was designated the Rangoon Artillery Signal Section, Royal Signals on 30th September 1937. On 3rd September 1939, the Rangoon Field Brigade consisted of a headquarters, one battery of four 18-pounder guns, one Fortress Company of engineers and one artillery signal section. Two of the 18-pounder guns were sent to man the Examination Battery at Dry Tree Point, on the Rangoon River, together with a searchlight section from the Fortress Company and the artillery signal section. In May 1940, the guns at Dry Tree Point were replaced by two 6-inch Mk VII guns from England, which together with a further 6-inch training gun at Monkey Point, close to Rangoon, formed the 1st Heavy (Coast Defence) Battery, RA, BAF (Rangoon Field Brigade). The 18-pounders returned to Rangoon. At the same time, three HCD coastal artillery searchlights were installed at Dry Tree Point. In September 1940 the 18-pdrs were used to equip the newly formed 5th Field Battery, Royal Artillery, Burma Auxiliary Force, remaining as part of the Field Brigade. This battery left for Maymyo on 1st June 1940. On 8th February 1941 the unit strength was 23 Officers and 476 Other Ranks. In December 1941, the battery was in the Southern Shan States near Taunggyi, at Takaw with the 2nd Battalion, KOYLI, under command of the 1st Burma Brigade. Late in January 1942, the 5th Field Battery moved south to join the 17th Indian Division. Between 15th/16th February a section of the battery, supported the 16th Indian Infantry Brigade defence of the Bilin River line, with two 18-pdrs in the anti-tank role. The battery took part in the defence of the approaches to the Sittang bridge, on the east bank of the river near Mokpalin. The guns were lost following the premature destruction of the bridge. In December 1941, "B" Troop of the 5th Field Battery was formed without guns but on 27th December sent a detachment of one British Officer and 20 British Other Ranks with six Austrian 65mm mountain guns to Mergui for beach defence and one NCO and six other ranks with two 65mm guns to Tavoy, also for beach defence. The balance of "B" Troop of the 5th Field Battery were given eight 77mm Italian field guns for use in the anti-tank role. These were handed over to an Indian antitank battery on 17th February 1942. As the threat of war with Japan grew, in February 1941 a new Auxiliary Force unit was created for air defence, 1st Anti-Aircraft Battery, RA, BAF, initially equipped with 20 light machine guns. This was commanded by Major Hogan and remained as part of the Rangoon Field Brigade until 15th August 1941 when the battery was detached to form part of the 1st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA, BAF. In May 1941, No 1 (Burma) Artisan Works Company was formed under Major Jolly and left for Maymyo in August. Later in September that year, the Rangoon Field Brigade formed a bomb disposal unit and a light aid detachment, the first of eight such detachments. On 22nd February 1942, HQ Rangoon Field Brigade and detachments left Rangoon for Yenangyaung, leaving behind the Dry Tree Point garrison, manning details at the power station at Ahlone and guards on the oil refineries at Thilaun and Seikkgyi. The Bomb Disposal Unit went to Magwe aerodrome on 5th March and spent a month salvaging motor vehicles, petrol and bombs abandoned by the RAF. On 26th March 1942, the Rangoon Field Brigade was ordered to Shwebo and all available personnel were employed as interpreters, well-borers, lorry drivers and drivers for bulldozers of the X.M.U.(?) on the Shwegyin Road. Between 15th May and 21st May 1942 the brigade was evacuated to India. Of the survivors to reach India, some BAF men were formed into the 5th Field Battery at Mhow, which was offered to India and the remainder would have joined other BAF personnel at Mhow. Many BAF men were assigned to the Burma Intelligence Corps and the expansion of this unit led to the eventual disbandment of the 5th Field Battery during 1943 Thanks to: British & Commonwealth Orders of Battle Website http://www.rothwell.force9.co.uk/burmaweb/RangoonFieldBrigade.htm
Galizien Waffen-SS Mans Archive WWII & Later Galizien Waffen-SS Mans Archive, comprising a large and comprehensive group of original documents and photographs of Michael Holak a soldier of the Ukrainian National Army who served in 14th SS Freiwilligen Division “Galizien”. Later a prisoner of war in the U.K. working as a farm labourer in Rugby and Leicestershire where he made his home. Michael (Mychajlo) Holak was born August 28, 1921 in Zahijra, Rohatyn, Ukraine. Comprising of: around 16 Waffen SS & Ukrainian Army photos the WSS Galizien collar badge and SS sleeve eagle clearly shown; 26 POW labourer photos; 28 civilian family photos; wartime dates letters and passes; POW postcard; Red Cross passport; Ukrainian Army Ausweiskarte; POW Identity Card; Document Employment of Ukrainian Men in Great Britain; Discharge from Labour Service document with signature & thumb print; Clothing Ration Book; 30 letters to him; Union Card; Marriage Certificate; Documents in Russian/Ukraine text; Various receipts, newspaper cutting and other paperwork. A unique and complete researchable archive
General Service Corps Headdress Badge General Service Corps headdress badge, also used as a Warrant Officer sleeve badge. In brass with copper lugs. In very good condition
General Strike 1926 Award Certificate Issued by the London General Omnibus Company Limited to Mr RC Hubbard who acted as a Volunteer during the General Strike, 4th to 14th May 1926. Contained in its period glazed frame. In very good condition
George III Tokens Two gilt brass trade/gaming tokens. Obverse with portrait image of HM King George III with text GEORGIVS III DEL GRATIA. Reverse Royal shield and text A.FATTORINI GOLDMITH HARROGATE. George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors, he was born in Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover. His life and with it his reign, which were longer than any other British monarch before him, were marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of Britain's American colonies were soon lost in the American War of Independence. Further wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France from 1793 concluded in the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. In the later part of his life, George III had recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness. Although it has since been suggested that he had the blood disease porphyria, the cause of his illness remains unknown. After a final relapse in 1810, a regency was established, and George III's eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent. On George III's death, the Prince Regent succeeded his father as George IV. Brass 25mm diameter, (2) pierced otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition
George VI Victory Message to Schoolchildren Original certificate given to all schoolchildren in the United Kingdom in celebration of Victory June 8th, 1946. The Front with Royal standard, message, and facsimile signature of His Royal Highness King George VI. The back with the important war dates and space for “My Family’s War Record”. 27 x 17 cms. Punch holes otherwise in very good condition
Georgian Infantry Colour Sergeant Sleeve Insignia Infantry of the Line Colour Sergeant’s rank badge of the pattern worn at Waterloo A good scarce example circa 1813-68. Scarlet facing cloth embroidered in gold wire and coloured silk with Union flag surmounted by a Crown, crossed bullion sabres set on the flagstaff below with single broad white-backed lace chevron at the base. Instituted on 5th July 1813. In August 1868 the pattern altered to crowned crossed Union colours. In very good condition
Georgian Life Guards Shoulder Scales Pair of Georgian, burnished brass, Life Guards shoulder scales. Made from five laurel leaf bordered segments attached to a crescent. The crescent rim decorated with a garland of applied laurel leaves. The underside with heavy padding of fine dark blue wool cloth, some moth exposing the hair padding. Only one button remaining, otherwise in very good condition
German Federal Republic. 1966-1983 Parachute Qualification Wings Set of three cloth embroidered qualification wings for Army Class I, Class II, and Class II Parachutist. (3) The bronze and gold appears hand coloured, otherwise in unworn condition
Germany 1813. Iron Cross 2nd class Rare original 1813 Iron Cross. The core stepped iron centre with scarce wide silver frame. 43.9 x 49.6 mm, 24.8 g. Together with certificate of authenticity issued by expert Detlev Niemann. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Germany 1870. Merit Cross for Ladies and Young Ladies Issued for service 1870-1871. 36 x 33.5 mm. Silver frame with enamelled core, on bow ribbon. Enamel perfect, in Extremely Fine Condition
Germany 1912. Imperial Light Dragoons Tsar Nicholas II Beer Stein Germany. Imperial Light Dragoons Reservist Beer Stein A most attractive Imperial stein. The pewter lid with a Lancer on horse and lion with shield. Ceramic stein body and handle. Decorated with images of lancers and horses, inset with a portrait of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Lists 31 reservists names, and with Reservist Beierle. The lower body with inscription " 2 Eskr. LeibDrag. Regt. Kais. Nichol II v Russland. 2 Erlsh. Hess. Nr.24 Darmstadt. 1909-1912". The base impressed A4. Hand painted buttons, dots and highlights. Hairline crack in base otherwise in excellent condition
Germany 1914-1918 Combat Helmet M16 M16 Combat helmet. Retains over 80% of the original green paint. Stepped helmet bosses. Inside stamped "L62" also has scratched owners details "Schewe II/144". Pad pouches present, two liner string holes torn, otherwise liner intact and complete. No chinstrap, otherwise in very good condition
Germany 1914-1918 Postcard Photographs Four Imperial German postcard size photographs. Generally in good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Friedrich II Grand Duke of Baden Merit Medal Friedrich II Grossherzog Von Baden, Fur Verdienst. Silvered base metal medal 39mm diameter. Born July 9, 1857 in Karlsruhe, died August 8, 1928 in Bardenweiler. In Generally Very Fine Condition
Germany 1914-1918. Great War Sailor Photograph Studio posed photograph of a Naval Rating, Kaiserliche Marine. Studio backdrop of a ships deck with sailing vessels in the background. Reverse with Reliance Picture Frame Co. New York & Chicago. Image measures 11x7 inches, glazed frame 14x10 inches. In very good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Group of Three Soldiers Photograph Postcard size, studio posed image of three soldiers. All in field-grey uniforms wearing Feldmutze caps, leather belts with cartridge pouches. The soldier on left with cyphered shoulder strap and medal ribbon in button hole; Soldier on right a senior NCO with clear 40 on the shoulder strap and with medal ribbon in button hole, field-grey band covering the coloured band on his feldmutze cap. The photographer Atelier Rembrandt, Karlsruhe, Karl Friedrichstr. 32. In very good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Imperial Firemans Tunic An early, either Imperial German or Weimar Republic firemans tunic of dark blue wool piped in what has now faded to deep pink around stand up collar, tunic front and edged around false barrel cuffs. It has a full compliment of plain convex nickel buttons, sew in shoulder straps have been removed but it still retains the small sew in loops at each shoulder for musicians wings. No interior body lining save a black cotton left breast pocket. Overall in very good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Naval Group Photograph A large photographic group of ratings and petty officers of the 1st Matrosen Division, 5th company at Kiel in 1917. Most personnel are in landing rig with three senior ratings wearing dress jackets and dead centre of this assembly a senior petty officer in jacket and peaked hat. At the front are two stacks of snare drums and three drum major batons, each member is named at the base of photograph measuring 38cm x28cm which is housed in its original wood frame measuring 52cm x 47cm. Surrounding border has some damp staining but the image is clean and sharp and a fabulous study of uniform and insignia detail
Germany 1914-1918. Naval Ratings Group Photograph A photograph of eleven ratings of the 1st Matrosen Division,5th Company at Kiel in 1917. All uniformed in landing rig and fully armed and equipped. the original wood frame measures 42cm x 35cm and the photograph within its slightly damp stained bordering measures 24cm x 18cm. Actual image clean and sharp
Germany 1914-1918. Postcard Images Four Imperial German postcard size photographs. Generally in good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Postcard Images Four Imperial German postcard size photographs. Generally in good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Postcard Images Four Imperial German postcard size photographs. Generally in good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Postcard Photographs Four Imperial Germany postcards. Generally in good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Postcard Photographs Four Imperial German postcard size photographs. Generally in good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Postcard Photographs Three Imperial German postcard size photographs and feldbrief envelope. Generally in good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Postcard Photographs Four Imperial German postcard size photographs. Generally in good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Postcard Photographs Four Imperial German postcard size photographs. Generally in good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Prussian Observer Aviation Group Group of items comprising: Prussia Observers badge, in silver with sun-ray back, maker marked CE Junker Berlin, with crescent and 800 hallmarks, small enamel chip; Iron Cross 1914 1st class pin back, maker marked K.A.G.; Iron Cross 1914 2nd class, suspension ring stamped SW, no ribbon; Wound Badge 1914 in black, hollow steel type; Kanonierverein Heidelberg 1989 pin badge. This group was found at a boot-fair (sadly not by me) and purchased direct from the antique trader. I suspect the Heidelberg Artillery school graduation badge either signifies the previous arm of service of the Observer or training in Artillery spotting for use as an Observer whilst in the air. (5) in excellent condition
Germany 1914-1918. Prussian Officer Shoulder Boards A pair of Prussian Lieutenants sew in shoulder boards removed from tunic, these being standard pattern with white cotton bases. Undamaged condition but one showing slight sun fading
Germany 1914-1918. Submariner Badges and Photographs Group Group of items to a U-Boat crewman comprising: U-Boat badge in gilt bronze, solid, maker marked Walter Schott Fec.; U-Boat Officer collar badge of a gilt wreath, anchor and crown W; U-Boat torpedoman patch embroidered in white with gold bullion wire; U-Boat Veterans badge of a bronze and enamel eagle with U; Nine postcard size photographs of U-Boats, crews, etc. A superb group in very good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Two Soldiers Photograph Postcard size, full length, studio posed image of two soldiers. In field-grey uniforms with feldmutze caps, cyphered shoulder straps, one wearing jack boots the other ankle boots with putees. In very good condition
Germany 1914-1918. Zeppelin Sleeve Insigna A rare padded cloth patch worn by a crew member of an Imperial German naval airship This is a padded oval of navy blue wool depicting a yellow airship with two gondolas beneath and within yellow oval border. This example has an appearance of being handcrafted possibly by the crew member rather than of a conventional issue example.
Germany 1939 - 1945 Knights Cross Holder Autographed Photo Pen autographed post card sized Hoffmann photo portrait of Luftwaffe Oberstleutnant Sprate . The inked signature needs to be seen clearly against the darkness of his tunic by moving at an angle towards light.
Germany 1939-1945 Heer OKW Staff Officer Collar Patches A pair of collar patches for an officer on the staff of the OKW or OKH, gold cellion on dark green backing for wear on the field service tunic in excellent condition.
Germany 1939-1945 Heer Staff Officer Collar Patches A pair of collar patches for an officer on the staff of the German Army in aluminium thread on dark green backing for wear on the field service tunic, in excellent condition.
Germany 1939-1945 Hermann Goring Division Panzer Insignia A unique grouping of insignia cut and removed from a black Panzer "wrapover" blouse and sidecap, formerly belonging to a member of the Hermann Goring Division. Comprising: Luftwaffe breast emblem on black wool cloth zig-zag machined to a cut-off remnant of Panzer blouse wool cloth; A single Panzer metal skull & bones on white wool collar patch, with traces of stitching remaining indicating removed from a tunic collar; Luftwaffe lace rank chevron on black ground, straight edge machined to a cut-off fragment of black "wrapover" sleeve material; A Luftwaffe embroidered cap eagle & swastika on black ground zig-zag machine stitched to a cut-off fragment from a black wool Overseas cap; Also on the display card a single, slightly bruised, metal collar skull & bones. Set in very good condition
Germany 1939-1945 Kreigsmarine Bordermutze Eagle Bordmutze cap eagle. “BeVo” woven golden yellow eagle on blue ground, cut from. In mint condition
Germany 1939-1945 Luftschutz Breast Emblem An excellent condition Luftschutz cut from roll artificial silk woven tunic or blouse breast insignia measuring 12.5cm. worn by personnel of SHD or LSW.
Germany 1939-1945. Assault Gun Crew Photograph Set A set of seven private photographs showing bombed buildings , mixed uniform images with special emphasis on assault gun personnel wearing field grey wrap over uniforms
Germany 1939-1945. Boy in Uniform Photographs Set of four original period comical photographs, postcard size, removed from an album, of a young boy in a Wehrmacht uniform styled on an officers waffenrock parade uniform. A peaked cap with eagle and swastica, chinstrap cords; four pocket piped tunic with shoulder boards and collar patches ; matching piped trousers; leather belt with back pack and mess tin; toy rifle. Each image measures 12 x 8 cms, in very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Cossack Tunic Collar Field removed souvenir Third Reich M36 model tunic collar with a set of red 1942 pattern Machine sewn parallelograms displaying tress for a “Gruppenfuhrer’’. Some small patches of moth? damage to the dark green collar, a rare item
Germany 1939-1945. Dagger Spanner Spanner for removing the pommel nut on third reich SA, SS, and NSKK daggers. Of modern manufacture In very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Don Cossack Greatcoat 3rd Reich issue greatcoat for a Don Cossack Wachtmeister/Feldwebel which is in fact a Coastal Artillery model converted only by an exchange of buttons.To the shoulders standard Eastern People pattern red piped shoulder straps each with three strips of Luftwaffe pattern tress indicating rank and upon the left sleeve a locally made Don Cossack shield of simplified construction with a strip of yellow cloth running across diagonally. The over all condition suggests that this coat suffered very little use and apart from a small area of moth damage to the bottom of right cuff is in excellent condition.The grey twilled cotton lining displays the usual size stamps and manufacturer,”LIEGO,HAMBURG, 1942”stamping.
Germany 1939-1945. Eastern Territories, Postal Protection Police Cap Enlisted Ranks overseas cap. Olive green wool body, with woven eagle and swastika on inverted triangle insignia. The crown is piped in orange colour wool and has an inner lining of olive colour cotton twill. Extremely rare, and in generally very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Eismeer Front Campaign Medal Eismeer Front Campaign Medal in zinc, obverse illustrating the German Mountain Troops edelweiss, reverse inscribed "Eismeer front", flanked by the dates "1942" above and "1943" below, 31.2 mm x 38.7 mm. In Generally Very Fine condition
Germany 1939-1945. Fallschirmjager POW photograph A glossy official photograph 10”x 8” (or 26cm x 20cm) of a long line of Third Reich mixed army-prisoner of war captives led from the front by a small group of Fallschirmjager personnel wearing a mixture of both plain and camouflage jump smocks. For publication the censor has pen red lined the horizon which would otherwise confirm the port location. To the reverse, two rubber stampings, “NOTE DELETION” and a single violet ink stamped oval cartouche with the following: "Passed for Publication as Censored” "SHAEF” ”Field Press Censor"
Germany 1939-1945. Gold Mothers Cross A Third Reich gold level Mother Cross in pristine condition having no damage to its enamel and suspended with its shortened length of ribbon
Germany 1939-1945. Heer Artillery M36 Tunic Classic pattern M36 tunic. Made from captured Dutch field grey wool cloth. Displaying shoulder boards indicating a promotion from Unteroffitzier to Feldwebel, two rank stars with the regimental number 34 on both shoulder boards with strip of Luftwaffe silver aluminium lace at the base of the horse-shoe. The bottle green coloured collar is trimmed with standard aluminium lace, with Artillery litzen on a padded ground machined stitched onto the collar. To the right breast the standard wire woven BeVo breast emblem. To the right upper cuff a machine embroidered Farrier patch, upon the left upper sleeve a Krim shield on field-grey backing material above an Artillery Signals trade blitz. An Iron Cross ribbon on the second button hole, with sets of loops on the left breast pocket for two awards, and above the pocket flap a trio of ribbons not original to the tunic but added for effect. Two bottom hip bellows pockets have been closed by machine stitching for appearance of the wearer which may be unpicked if so desired. Issue and manufacturers stamps on the right inside lining. Overall condition is very good although there is some minor rubbing to the nap of the high points of the pockets and cuffs indicating minor service wear
Germany 1939-1945. Heer collar Insignia A pair of late War general purpose mouse grey mans collar litzen folded ready for machining to tunic collar
Germany 1939-1945. Heer Collar Patches A pair of semi finished early pattern unassigned army mans collar patches with correctly machined centres and hand sewn ends upon dark green badge cloth
Germany 1939-1945. Heer Infantry Shoulder Board Set A pair of Army Shoulder Boards for an Infantry Oberfeldwebel of field grey and piped in white wool. This pair has shown field service promotion as to the horse shoe of tress with an extra piece has been added to the base. There is an addition of golden yellow silk twist, possibly a unit or regimental designation. In excellent condition
Germany 1939-1945. Heer M43 Cap Army M43 cap with trapezoid BeVo Insignia. The field grey wool cloth body devoid of any wear, damage or staining. The lining of olive cotton with RB number and faint size stamping. In very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Heer Mans Edelweiss Sleeve Patch An embroidered upon field grey wool cloth army pattern Edelweiss Sleeve insignia. In mint unworn condition
Germany 1939-1945. Heer Tropical Ordnance NCO Trade Badge Wool cloth backed circular patch for wear on the Tropical Greatcoat by DAK Afrika Korps. Crossed rifles for Waffenfeldwebel (Ordnance NCO) In good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Heer Tropical Signal Blitz Signal Blitz for wear on the Tropical greatcoat by DAK Afrika Korps. The blitz in Black (schwarz) for Engineer Battalions (Pionier-Bat.). In good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Hungarian Sleeve Patch A mint condition Hungarian volunteers employed by German units as soldiers or Auxiliaries , BeVo of Wuppertal manufacture woven arm shield cut from roll
Germany 1939-1945. Identification - Weapon Disc Zinc disc, pierced, with eagle & swastika, impressed 7583 GLB In good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Infantry Photographs Seven photos on a page removed from and album. 1943, bunker scenes, wounded soldier being bandaged, Iron Cross awards, good images of uniform, head wear and medals in wear. Generally in very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Iron Cross 1st Class Silver frame with iron core. “Coke bottle” shape securing pin, maker stamp L/12 for C.E. Junker of Berlin. Retains most of the original black paint, the only wear on high points of the swastika. A sought after medal and maker, in Generally Very Fine condition
Germany 1939-1945. Iron Cross 2nd class 1939 A front/field made example. Non-magnetic, one piece made core, weight 24,07g, width 43,2mm, height 49,2mm. Together with Certificates of Authenticity from Detlev Niemann and Nordheid-Versand. The cross is typical of those made on the auxiliary cruiser Komet. Rare and in Very Fine condition
Germany 1939-1945. Knights Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 A field-made version of the Knights Cross made from an Iron Cross 2nd class, together with an 8 inch length of original ribbon. The cross retains the Adrian Forman lead guarantee of authenticity seal, and is featured on page 198 in the book “The Prussian and German Iron Cross” by VE Bowen. Vernon Bowen describes the cross: “Ersatz Ritterkreuz - Substitute Knights Cross…a 1939 2nd class Iron Cross converted for use as an Ersatz Ritterkreuz…soldered to the upper arm is a 0,75mm wide strip of metal to which has been soldered a ring-shaped section of the same strip, the original eye ring having first been removed. The rough edges have been chamfered and smoothed, giving a neat finish to the cross. Inserted through the eye ring is a ribbon loop of 1,5mm diameter wire, a piece of 45mm wide regulation neckband completes the article.” Rare and in Very Fine condition
Germany 1939-1945. Knights Cross of the Iron Cross by Junker An early RK made by CE Junker of Berlin. Non-magnetic core, neusilber frame, silver loop stamped 800. Original length of confectioned ribbon 21 cms (8.5 inches). Weight 28.2 grams (with suspension ring, 26.7 without). Light wear and nicely toned. A rare RK in very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Kreigsmarine Auxiliary Cruiser Qualification Badge Kreigsmarine Auxiliary Cruiser badge, with maker Schwerin - Berlin. Retains all of the original finish. In excellent condition
Germany 1939-1945. Kreigsmarine BeVo Cap Eagle Kreigsmarine ratings overseas cap BeVo woven cap eagle. In woven yellow on marine blue rayon. Cut from roll. In very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Kreigsmarine Blockade Runner Qualification Badge Kreigsmarine Blockade Runner badge, with maker Fec. Otto Placzek Berlin Ausf. Schwerin Berlin. Retains almost all the original finish. In excellent condition
Germany 1939-1945. Kreigsmarine collar & silk Kreigsmarine ratings collar of marine blue cotton with a border of three separately Machine sewn white stripes all fitted to a base cloth of white cotton duck. This is accompanied by its black “silk”neckerchief correctly bowed and knotted. These uniform accessories are relatively rare and essential a ratings navy blue blouse. Both in excellent condition
Germany 1939-1945. Kreigsmarine Ratings Jacket The navy blue 'Monkey Jacket for an obergefreiter/leading seaman in the Kreigsmarine. It has a full compliment of ‘Kreigsmarine' back marked buttons with link buttons marked 'extra Fein’, an early pattern golden yellow embroidered breast eagle and a gold cellulon double chevron to left sleeve, fully stamped with BA number, hand embroidered red thread ratings number and below that, the seaman’s name. In excellent condition.
Germany 1939-1945. Luftschutz Breast Emblem An excellent condition Luftschutz wire woven tunic or blouse breast insignia measuring 13.7cm from wing tip to wing tip on a backing of blue-grey rayon cut from roll worn for a personnel of the Sicherheits und Hilfsdienst (SHD) or Luftschutz Warndienst (LSW)
Germany 1939-1945. Luftschutz Police Officer Sleeve Eagle A rare Luftschutze Police Officer hand embroidered in aluminium wire thread sleeve eagle within an oval oak leaf surround on a backing of grey-blue wool. This example appears to have been removed from a Luftwaffe pattern flight blouse In excellent condition
Germany 1939-1945. Luftwaffe Oberhelferin Sleeve Patch A sleeve rank patch of two narrow aluminium braid chevrons machined to a backing of Luftwaffe blue/grey for the rank of LW Oberhelferin
Germany 1939-1945. Luftwaffe Officers Cap Insignia Luftwaffe officers Peaked hat Insignia. Aluminium wire embroidered stylised wing and wreath Insignia removed from a cap. Of particular note , the wreath and cockade centre are padded and shaped for high relief. In very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Luftwaffe Rank Chevron A Luftwaffe gefreiter rank chevron on black wool suggesting to be worn on panzer wrap over blouse. In good condition but showing signs of removal from jacket sleeve.
Germany 1939-1945. Luftwaffe Trousers A pair of Luftwaffe mans straight leg trousers which appear to have never been issued and apart from having a smattering of (eight) small moth holes to the right leg would be described as pristine condition. The white twilled cotton duck inner waist and pocket lining is clearly stamped with size and “RB” numbers.
Germany 1939-1945. Musician Wings A very good quality set of reproduction army artillery bandsman wings
Germany 1939-1945. North Caucasian Legion Arm Shield 2nd design arm shield. Cloth with printed design a blue shield with three horse heads and circle design in yellow, with text BERGKAUKASIEN above. Bergkaukasien is the the Tartar word for Caucasus Mountains. The ethnic legions served with the German armed forces in combat in the east, Normandy and Italy. Also providing personnel for road and rail construction battalions, ordnance, depot and supply companies. Although the contribution of the ethnic legions and their support units was of considerable use to the German army, their loyalty could not always be counted on. In good condition
Germany 1939-1945. NSKK Driver Insignia Woven NSKK drivers lozenge removed from the left upper cuff from tunic or shirt and in worn condition, has adhesive mark to reverse where removed from display board.
Germany 1939-1945. Oakleaves Swords & Diamonds Set OLS&D set for the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, made by Otto Klein of Hanau. In 935 hallmarked silver, with the trade mark of Otto Klein, paste stones. One of a few assembled post-war from original components. 14.7 grams. Quite stunning. In excellent condition.
Germany 1939-1945. Organisation Todt Brassard A junior Officer's excellent quality wool and artificial silk swastika armband with attached woven silk bordered Org Todt band neatly hand sewn along top edge. Removed from tunic but in very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Pair of Button Ramps A set of matched white metal back of tunic RZM stamped button ramps with fine pebbled finish usually found on SS VT uniform tunics
Germany 1939-1945. Prisoner of War Trousers A pair of field grey other ranks straight leg trousers with button down slanting front and back pockets , fob pocket and comes complete with wide web trouser belt. Waist 28 inches, inside leg 29 inches. To the front left leg the remains of a white “PG”stamp which may be removed with a solvent. The trousers are in very good condition showing only the minimum amount of wear but having a small repair aside of the right rear pocket. To the white twilled cotton waist lining stamped size coding in indigo ink.
Germany 1939-1945. SA or SS shoulder strap A single shoulder strap for wear on the early pattern brown shirt being the SS or SA Mans pattern. This is of a narrow mixed black and white twisted cord construction on black base cloth which may either be for SA Berlin-Brandenburg or Allgemeine SS as this is not the common matt wool type cording but a shiny rayon type of cording
Germany 1939-1945. Soldier in M34 Tunic Photograph Interesting post card photo of early 3rd Reich soldier wearing M16 or M18 model helmet, a M33 or M34 pattern tunic of the Reichswehr style with barrel cuff and hidden hip pockets with slanted pocket flaps. Interestingly he is wearing black breeches tucked into high mounted style boots.
Germany 1939-1945. Spain Cross with Swords Spain Cross with swords in bronze. “Coke bottle” shape pin with makers stamp 4 for Steinhauer and Luck. Nice patina, in Generally Very Fine condition
Germany 1939-1945. Sports badge A circular cloth sports badge of rampant eagle with swastika to chest woven in golden yellow on black ‘silk’ backing. Sadly this has been trimmed right up to its border
Germany 1939-1945. SS Collar Patch Frames A pair of metal frames with screw posts for detachable collar patches usually worn on white summer dress tunics. The over all angles and size suggest suitable for high ranking SS, SA or Party Officer tunics
Germany 1939-1945. SS-Army Panzer Shoulder Straps A pair of good copy SS or army other ranks shoulder straps with pink silken cotton piping showing a minor degree of wear
Germany 1939-1945. SS-SD Sleeve Insignia A machine embroidered SD other ranks wool black wool sleeve lozenge in excellent unissued condition
Germany 1939-1945. SS/SD Sturmann Insignia Set SS/SD matched set of shoulder boards and collar patches for the rank of Sturmann. Removed from uniform, otherwise in very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Stahlhelm Button Set A set of eight Stahlhelm Buttons, all of sprayed field grey finish but of two separate designs. Three of the more common pattern featuring a steel helmet on a plain convex ground and five with “Der Stahlhelm” impressed into the steel helmet upon a finely pebbled ground with a roped pattern rim.
Germany 1939-1945. Tropical Button Set Seven glass or resin pebbled tropical tunic buttons, sand coloured with back mark “19 R.K.G.43”, frequently found on Sahareine SS Tunics. In excellent condition.
Germany 1939-1945. Ukrainian Liberation Army Arm Shield Cloth with printed design a shield divided horizontally in blue and yellow with a white trident, with cyrillic text UVV above. Ukrainske Vyzvolne Viysko (Ukrainian Liberation Army). Created by the Germans in 1943 as a Ukrainian equivalent of ROA (Russian Liberation Army). An army in name only its members were scattered throughout a multitude of German units along the front, all they had in common was the arm shield. In very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Volga Tartar Legion Arm Shield 1st design arm shield. Cloth with printed design a shield divided horizontally in blue and green with a crossed arrow and dagger with text IDEL-URAL above. Idel is the the Tartar word for Volga. The ethnic legions served with the German armed forces in combat in the east, Normandy and Italy. Also providing personnel for road and rail construction battalions, ordnance, depot and supply companies. Although the contribution of the ethnic legions and their support units was of considerable use to the German army, their loyalty could not always be counted on. In very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen SS Artillery Shoulder Board A single Waffen SS Artillery mans shoulder board measuring 100cm folded to fit, piped in red silk. In excellent condition
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen SS Artillery Shoulder Board A single WSS Artillery mans shoulder board having red wool waffenfarbe piping. Its main body measures 120cm length possibly for the greatcoat, minimal wear to nap, otherwise in very good condition.
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen SS Field Gendarmerie Shoulder Board Set A pair of Waffen SS shoulder boards for a Field Gendarmerie Unterscharfuhrer in obvious field service condition, the silk piping so grubby it at first glance appears light brown. In overall good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen SS Infantry Shoulder Board Set A pair of non matched Waffen SS Infantry possibly Rottenfuhrer shoulder boards with twin strips of Luftwaffe pattern tress to base denoting Officer Aspirant. The set show field service use, one is piped in white wool and the other in white artificial silk. In “been there” condition
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Slides A matching pair of copy W-SS LAH cypher shoulder strap slip-on slide titles. Grey-white machine embroidery on black. Made to deceive, in very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen SS M43 Cap Insignia A BeVo manufactured eagle and skull trapezoid insignia for a M43 field cap, the skull features a single row of teeth.This item shows signs of originally been zig zag machined to cap by the fraying around its folded border
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen SS Officer Shoulder Boards A matched pair of Feld Gendarmerie Untersturmfuhrer shoulder boards with artificial silk cording on black felt underlay. In excellent condition.
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen SS Pioneer Shoulder Board A single Waffen SS shoulder board for a Pioneer Unterscharfuhrer with black artificial silk piping and horse shoe of slightly oxidised tress. In good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen SS ‘Handschar’ Sleeve Shield 13. Waffen-Gebergs-Division (Croat Nr.1 ) machine embroidered red and white chequered shield upon a black wool ground as removed from sleeve but in very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen-SS or Heer Panzer Rank Chevron A black backed army pattern lace for a SS Rottenfuhrer or Army Obergefreiter for wear on the black panzer wrapover.
Germany 1939-1945. Waffen-SS Soldier & Dog Photograph An interesting and original photograph image of an unidentified Waffen-SS Sturmann seated on logs with a dog. The writing on reverse "Russland Juni 1943, Mein...Fruend". Measures 9 x 6 cms. Removed from an album, otherwise in excellent condition
Germany 1939-1945. War Merit Cross 2nd Class A nice bronze finish example of the WMC 2cl. without swords for non-combatants, with length of original ribbon. No maker's stamp on ring. In Generally Very Fine condition
Germany 1939-1945. War Merit Cross from the Reich Chancery with Provenance Items from Major WL Sparkes, The Devonshire Regiment, comprising: Recorded envelope addressed to: Charles Lee esq, c/o Railway Gazette, 33 Tothill Street, Westminster, London SW1. From: Major WL Sparkes, Devonshire Rgt., Higher Barracks, Exeter. This contains: Germany, 1939 War Merit Cross, 2nd class, with length of ribbon, and packet of issue by the manufacturer Jacob Bengel, Oberstein. Devonshire Regiment gilt all brass headdress badge with copper lugs. Letter on headed paper The Devonshire Regiment, Regimental Depot Party, The Devonshire Regiment, Higher Barracks, Exeter. From Major WL Sparkes, dated July 20, 1945, which reads: “Dear Mr Lee. Many thanks for your letter. You may care to have this as a souvenir and historical record - also personal memento of my Berlin visit - for I found it in Hitler's Reich Chancery in Berlin on Saturday July 7th. I went into Berlin on July 4th with 2nd Devons together with 7th Armoured Div. Do I owe you anything for S.R. Bridge Drawings? I am most grateful to you. All best wishes , W L Sparkes Major” Warren Lyster Sparkes, was born June 2, 1893 in Calcutta, India. He was commissioned into the 4th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment on June 20, 1913. Warren lost an eye during the Great War. He briefly served in the RAF (April 20, 1918 to September 3, 1918) but returned to The Devonshire Regiment. He retired from The Devonshire Regiment in 1938 but continued to work at the Regimental Depot in Exeter in an administrative role. Warren rejoined the regiment in 1939 (he was then residing at Oak Cliff, Pleasant Road, Dawlish, Devon). During the Second World war he was Garrison Adjutant and one time Officer Commanding the Regimental Depot of The Devonshire Regiment he also raised the Garrison Band which was very popular during the war years in the local area. Warren took the colours of the 3rd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment to Berlin for the Victory Parade and whilst in Berlin he visited Reich Chancellery where he collected / liberated a number of German medals. Two of these medals were presented to the town on his return to Exeter, and some he sold to raise funds for the Old Comrades Association. Due to his advancing years he left the Army, this time for good, on October 9, 1946, he died on January 2, 1949 (he was then residing at Westwood, Sylvan Road, Exeter) and had a military funeral. Major WL Sparkes was a keen model railway enthusiast: “The 1935 Model Railway Exhibition was again held this year at the Central Hall, Westminster, from April 23 to April 27, and attracted a large and continuous attendance…Members’ work included the usually high proportion of G.W.R. models, among which Sir Francis Layland Barratt showed a new 0-gauge City of Truro, placed in juxtaposition with the Duke of Connaught by Major W. L. Sparkes, which appeared last year…” Found at https://www.railwaymagazine.co.uk/june-1935-the-model-railway-exhibition/ Medal, badge etc., In very good condition
Germany 1939-1945. WWI Honour Cross Hindenburg Honour Cross for combatant in 1914-1918 war, marked on reverse with 0 & 8 No ribbon otherwise in very fine condition
Germany 1939-1946. Assault Gunner Wrap-Over Blouse Insignia Set A fabulous set of insignia for the field grey Assault Gunner wrap over blouse comprising dark green collar patches piped in red silk piping complete with metal skulls and accompanying red piped dark green slip on shoulder straps for the rank of Feldwebel having slip-ones for officer candidate. In near pristine condition but with traces of having been removed from jacket. Extremely rare and difficult to find as a matched set.
Germany 1939-1946. Herman Goering Heraldic Items A pair of small shield shaped Herman Goring family coats of arms brass castings, one displaying an armoured arm with clenched fist holding a ring, all in relief upon a pebbled back ground and the other having in relief two six pointed stars above a horizontal bar with a single six pointed star upon a pebbled background underneath. This set is unfinished with remnants of casting sprue remaining, of post war manufacture with unknown purpose, and is offered as a novelty curio only
Germany 1939-45. Army Medical Officer Parade Collar and Cuff Set Army Medical Officer parade collar and cuff set for the waffenrock tunic. Complete with original paper wrapping. In very good condition
Germany 1939-45. Eastern Territories, Postal Protection Officials Cap An extremely rare Eastern Territories Postal Protection Officials overseas cap. Olive green wool body, flap curtain with aluminium twist piping, wire embroidered eagle and swastika. Inner lining of brown cotton twill. Together with an associated cut-off collar displaying rank insignia, Which has been tacked to the cap. Generally in very good condition
Germany 1939-45. Heer Officer Pioneer Waffenrock A parade tunic for a Captain of the 20th Pioneer - Engineer Regiment. Factory tailored in field grey cloth, the quality of which is similar to that found on NCO and Mans Waffenrock. The shoulder boards carry Roman numerals "20" and gold pips. The aluminium wire embroidered collar litzen and cuff litzen are backed in black, machine applied, cushions. The litzen and hand embroidered breast eagle are bright and free of oxidation. The left breast has medal loops. Overall the tunic is in clean and excellent condition with only two match-head size moth holes to the bottle green collar
Germany 1939-45. Kreigsmarine E-Boat Qualification Badge Kreigsmarine E-Boat badge, 2nd pattern, with makers logo of Adolf Scholze. Owners initials scratched on the reverse. Retains most of the original finish and secondary top retaining hook. In very good condition
Germany 1939-45. Luftwaffe Panzer Gefreiter Chevron Luftwaffe Herman Goering Division Panzer Gefreiter chevron of grey false silk tresse on black wool cloth backing. In very good condition
Germany 1939-45. Reichfuherschule Collar Patch Blank Reichfuherschule (National Leader School) collar patch blank awaiting embroidery finish. Crimson wool with two piece cardboard former or template attached. In very good condition
Germany 1939-45. W-SS Gebirgs-Division Skanderberg Arm Shield 21st Waffen SS Gebirgsjager Division Skanderberg arm shield. Machine embroidered black double-headed eagle on a red shield, framed in black. In very good condition
Germany 1939-45. Waffen SS Cavalry Officer Shoulderboards Pair of Waffen SS Cavalry Hauptsturmfuhrer sew-in shoulder boards. With golden yellow wool edging on a black wool base. The gilt rank pips are of glass/resin manufacture. In very good condition
Germany 1939-45. War Merit Cross with Swords War Merit Cross with swords. All bronze finish remaining, with original ribbon. In Generally Very Fine condition
Germany 1949-1945. Waffen SS Panzer M43 Cap Insignia A woven ‘bevo' like eagle and skull trapezoid insignia for a black M43 SS Panzer cap, the skull having a double row of teeth. This example shows indication of its removal from cap as having traces of zig-zig machine stitching around its folded border. In very good condition.
Germany DDR Democratic Republic. Five Medals Comprising: Kampfgruppen Medal 3rd class in box of issue with uniform ribbon bar; NVA Army Reservist Medal bronze grade in box of issue; NVA Army Reservist Medal silver grade in box of issue; Commemorative medal for 40 years of the German Volkspolizei; Medal for Achievement in the formation and constitution of the DDR 1949-1979. (5) in Generally Very Fine condition or better
Germany DDR. Medal for the Fight Against Fascism 1933-1945 In silver. Obverse with two portraits, text Kampfer Gegen Faschimus. Reverse with DDR crest of corn wreath, hammer, dividers. Text Vorwarts Und Nach Vergessen 1933-1945. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Germany Prussia. Order of the Red Eagle Order of the Red Eagle IV class, with swords, circa 1860. Enamel in perfect condition. Ribbon confectioned for wear with a button hole. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition.
Germany, Prussia 1914-1918. Pour le Merite Order A superb original and rare example of the Pour le Merite “Blue Max” neck order. Made by Rothe of Vienna in hallmarked 935 silver, gilt, and dark blue enamel. Edge of the upper cross arm impressed 935 and makers mark, suspension loop impressed 800. Pleasing detail and quite exquisite. Together with 18 inch length of original ribbon. Probably manufactured in 1920-30s Small scratch on reverse enamel, otherwise in perfect condition.
Germany. 1757 Battles of Rosbach and Lissa Medal Bronze 48m. Obverse Frederick II on horse with sword with forest, tents and Cavalry in background, text FREDERIC DG BORVS RFX ET PROTESTANTI M DEFENSOR. LISSA DEC 5. Reverse a battle scene, cavalry, smoke etc. Text, QUO NIHL MAJUS MELIUSVE. ROSBACH NOV 5 1757. Frederick II or Frederick the Great (1712-1786) King of Prussia 1748-86. Formed an alliance with England in 1756 marking the beginning of the Seven Years war. MI 684/492. In Generally Very Fine condition
Germany. 1890 Hanoverian Gibraltar Insignia Group Gibraltar cuff title, full length removed from a tunic; Pair of shoulder boards for a One-year Volunteer in Hannoversches Jager-Battalion No.10; Pair of shoulder board buttons. The origins of the Gibraltar cuff title can be traced back to 1775 when His Majesty King George III of England & Duke of Hannover was in need of fresh troops to allow British troops to serve in the colonies during the American Revolution. Five battalions of soldiers from his native Hannover were recruited to replace the British troops in the Mediterranean. Three of the battalions, Von Beden, De la Motte, and Von Hardeberg were sent on October 16, 1775 to serve on Gibraltar. Life in the garrison on Gibraltar was uneventful until June 1776 when Spain declared war on England and immediately blockaded the island. Starvation, scurvy and death from the Artillery bombardment, were commonplace on Gibraltar until the Treaty of Versailles lifted the siege on August 15, 1783. The British garrison and the three Hanoverian Battalions had lasted over three years and seven months. To honour the survivors of the siege the British Regiments were granted the battle honour Gibraltar and the three Hanoverian regiments were authorised to wear a cloth cuff title Gibraltar on the lower right tunic sleeve. Following the Austria-Prussia War of 1866, Hannover was annexed and the Hanoverian Regiments were assimilated into the Prussian army. The three battalions that fought at Gibraltar being re-named: Fusilier Regiment Feldmarschall Prinz Albrecht Von Prussia (Hannoversches) Nr.73; Infantry Regiment Von Voigts-Rhetz (3. Hannoversches) No.79; and Hannoversches Jager-Battalion Nr. 10.; To perpetuate the memory of the battle-honour Kaiser Wilhelm II authorised the three regiments, that fought at Gibraltar, the right to wear the commemorative Gibraltar cuff title. Group in excellent condition
Germany. 1900s Imperial Military Officials Epaulettes Imperial German Military Official Box Dress Epaulettes. In silver bullion and lace featuring the device of an Imperial Eagle within a shield topped by a Prussian crown. Complete in very good condition
Germany. 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Non-magnetic, one piece construction, unusually small crown, dates and oak leaves. A rare variation In Generally Very Fine condition
Germany. 1914-18 Honour Cross Paperweight Heavy glass, 1930s period, paperweight containing an original 1914-18 Honour Cross medal. In very good condition
Germany. 1914-18 Prussia Pilots Badge Prussian Pilots Badge. Silvered finish, hollow back, makers details on reverse "C.E.Junker Berlin". Retaining hook missing, otherwise in excellent condition
Germany. 1914-18 Prussian Metal Picklehaube An original Eisenblech, metal with enamel paint, pickelhaube, produced by Firma v.d. Heyden Berlin. In excellent original condition with brass fittings and Prussian helmet plate, red-white-black Reichs cockade and black-white-black Prussian cockade. Original chinstrap, and liner. This interesting style of war-time made Ersatz metal helmet was only produced for a short time in 1915. The liners were made by glove manufacturers and have a distinctive kid-leather glove snap holding the liner sections together. In excellent overall condition
Germany. 1914-1918 Honour Cross for Combatant So called Hindenburg or Hindi cross with swords. Bronze finish with maker G3 on reverse, ribbon. In very fine condition
Germany. 1914-1918 Honour Goblet for the Victor in Aerial Combat Iron issue, with seal of the Chef des Feldflugwesens on the base. This Goblet was awarded to Ewald Ebelt from Halle am der Saale, formerly the owner of the Union-Druckerie Company. The Honour Goblet award was created to be given to pilots, regardless of rank, to recognise their first aerial victory. Money which was reserved for these goblets dried up quickly, so during the latter part of the war silver was substituted by cheaper materials - iron. By the end of the war many pilots would only receive a document but no longer a goblet. Together with a Certificate of Authenticity from Carsten Baldes. In very good condition
Germany. 1914-1918 Kaiserliche Marine Petty Officer Tunic A Kaiserliche Marine Petty Officer tunic in navy blue wool cloth. With a full compliment of buttons to the front and cuffs. The cuffs display a band of wire lace signifying the rank. Sadly a large oval insignia has been removed from the left sleeve. The inside has two internal pockets and is lined with black polished cotton In very fine condition
Germany. 1914-1918 Prussia Golden Military Merit Cross Prussia Golden Military Merit Cross The so called enlisted mans "Pour Le Merite". In silver, gilt, the lower arm stamped 983W. Indicating the silver content and maker Wagner. 37.5 x 41.54 mm, 17.1 grams. An officially awarded cross contained in silk and purple velvet lined, and fitted, case of issue. The Military Merit Cross was the highest Prussian bravery award for enlisted soldiers, and only around 1300 crosses were awarded during the 1914-1918 period out of approximately six million German soldiers. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Germany. 1914-1918 Prussian Enlisted Belt Buckle Prussian enlisted buckle of brass with white metal centre, in good condition
Germany. 1930s Stahlhelm Bund Button Set A card of nine Stahlhelm Bund buttons. In olive green painted white metal. Having a ribbed border, with a steel helmet in raised relief. The helmet featuring the legend Der Stahlhelm. (9) In very good condition
Germany. 1930s Stahlhelm Bund Tunic A Stahlhelm Bund members tunic. In a light weight gaberdine type cloth, with stand and fall collars, pleated patch chest pockets, hidden hip pockets with sloping flaps, barrel or gauntlet style cuffs, to the rear two belt retainers and buttoned ramps. The rear skirting has two hidden pockets. All buttons, including the eight tunic closures, are in olive green painted white metal, and with the early steel helmet design. Hand sewn to the collars the standard pattern, black wool white piped with oak leaf sprig, patches. The left sleeve has the woven oval arm patch for Landes Verbande Gross Hessen. Overall in very good condition
Germany. 1939-1945 Army Officer Cap Insignia Heer Officer Cap Insignia. Aluminium wire embroidered wreath with metal cockade, mounted on dark green. In excellent condition
Germany. 1939-1945 Heer Transport NCO Tunic A superb quality, fine twill wool, Reichwehr pattern Transport Oberfeldwebel piped front service tunic. With a six button front, barrel/gauntlet cuffs, and hidden hip pockets with sloping pocket flaps. The aluminium tress surround to the sew-in shoulder straps and tailored collar are an absolute match. Interestingly the collar litzen patches mounted on the machine sewn dark green cusion are of a later period mouse-grey universal pattern. To the right breast a high quality hand embroidered wire national emblem, on the left breast pocket loops for three awards and sewn through the second top button hole ribbons for the 1939 Iron Cross second class and East Front medal. The tunic is in excellent condition and obviously saved for Sunday Best and Walking Out.
Germany. 1939-1945 Luftschutz Gas Mask Luftschutz civilian pattern gas mask with tin. Unfortunately an area of rubber, above the eyepieces, has suffered a considerable degree of folded storage damage. However a nice feature is the complete paper banded label affixed around the filter base which is dated AB1937.
Germany. 1939-1945 Luftwaffe Officer Cap Insignia Luftwaffe officer Peaked hat insignia. Aluminium wire embroidered stylised wing and wreath surround, at centre an army style metal cockade. Complete with the Military Outfitters label. Unissued in mint condition
Germany. 1939-1945 Luftwaffe Pilots Badge by Junker A fine example of the Luftwaffe Pilots badge In "buntmetall" made by CE Junker of Berlin. In excellent condition
Germany. 1939-1945 SS-SD Shoulder Board Single sew-in shoulder board for a SD Obersturmfuhrer. With toxic green silk and black wool underlay. In mint condition
Germany. 1939-45 Heer M36 Tunic for Transport NCO Heer M36 variant Transport Oberfeldwebel tunic. Made from what is commonly referred to as Dutch Field Grey wool cloth. In addition to the usual M36 style other features of note are that it has been made without the triple belt support eylets,, the collar has been removed-tailored, and the shoulder boards are made from the same cloth. The BeVo other ranks beast eagle has been attached with a dark green wool backing. A piece of 1939 Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon has been sewn to the second front fastening button hole, loops for three awards on the left breast pocket, and ribbon bar for War Metit Cross and Eastern Front medal above. Inside stamped with size and date 1939. A small area of moth damage to right hand lower pocket, otherwise in immaculate condition
Germany. 1939-45 Heer M43 Cap A late war Heer M43 cap. Displaying minimal wear to the nap of the field grey cloth. With late war embroidered trapezoid eagle and round all insignia. The interior grubby, inside crown is slightly padded. The padding held by black machine work forming a loose spiral.
Germany. 1939-45 Heer Mans M43 Cap Heer, Army Mans M43 cap. With most of the nap remaining. With regular BeVo woven eagle with swastika and roundal trapezoid insignia. Inner lining of artificial silk, with heavy stamped size, date, and catch reference number. Overall in good condition, but has a few moth? nicks. To the left side of the turn down flaps cotton thread evidence of some sew on insignia which is now no longer present.
Germany. 1939-45 Honour Goblet for Outstanding Achievement in the Air War Honour Goblet, Ehrenpokal fur Besondere Leistung im Luftkreig. Base stamped "Feinsilber Alpaka Auflage. Joh.Wagner & Sohn". Named to Feldwebel Karl Weller am 2.10.42. Oberfeldwebel Karl Weller was a pilot in KG55, the Greif Geschwader. Flying He111s in Russia. He received the German Cross in gold on 12.7.1943. Goblet dark toned, in excellent condition
Germany. 1939-45 Kreigsmarine E-Boat Badge, 1st Pattern Kreigsmarine 1st pattern E-Boat badge by the French maker Bacqueville. Much original finish remaining, in very good condition
Germany. 1939-45 Luftwaffe M43 Officer Cap Luftwaffe Officer M43 cap of "Field" quality. Made from a wool material with aluminium piping around the crown, lined in cream colour artificial silk , with outfitters name and company address stamped in the crown. Sweat band since removed, but evident around the peak area. Generally in very good condition
Germany. 1939-45 Luftwaffe Observer Badge Luftwaffe Observers badge by Assmann & Sohne. Large eagle with attractive three dimensional effect, makers stamp on reverse. A superb quality badge in excellent condition
Germany. 1939-45 Luftwaffe Shoulderboards Pair of Luftwaffe other ranks blue-grey herringbone material shoulder boards with Flight Section gold yellow artificial silk piped waffenfarben. In very good condition
Germany. 1939-45 Panzer Pioneer Collar Patches Pair of scarce Panzer Pioneer collar patches. Removed from a wrap-over blouse. Standard black wool cloth edged with aluminium and black twist cording. The sculls in metal with two prongs. In very good condition
Germany. 1939-45 Terek Cossack Kubanka Terek Cossack Kubanka cap. With a body of black/brown astrakhan, fitted to an inner body of heavy field grey cloth. It has a crown of mid blue wool cloth with a right angled cross of machined Luftwaffe tress. Heavily quilted inner body of polished cotton. Standard Wehrmacht aluminium eagle and cockade to front. Generally in very good condition
Germany. Bavaria Justice Officials Dress Epaulettes A pair of late nineteenth century Bavarian Justice or Transport senior officials dress epaulettes with black faux morocco cardboard storage box. Attractive ornate silver wire embroidered, scalloped bordered, with central leaf design. On the crescent end a sequin and embroidered Bavarian crown and border on a cushion of pale blue velvet. The underside in royal blue fine cloth with glazed leather securing straps for dress coat. Attractive and in very good condition
Germany. Bavaria Justice Officials Epaulettes A pair of late nineteenth century Bavarian Justice or Transport senior officials Non-fringed epaulettes with black faux morocco cardboard storage box. Attractive ornate silver wire embroidered, scalloped bordered, with central leaf design. On the crescent end a sequin and embroidered Bavarian crown and border on a cushion of pale blue velvet. The underside in royal blue fine cloth with glazed leather securing straps for tunic or coat. Attractive and in very good condition
Germany. Bavaria Ladys Dress Handbag A ladys handbag designed and used for formal occasions. The front attractively decorated with what once were Bavarian Officers full dress epaulettes. With the most elaborate design and workmanship in gold wire embroidery. The gold bullion fringing fills the spaces between the epaulette tops. With a gilt brass clutch and frame inset with polished stones and pearls. A fine gilt link carrying chain. A fabulous item in perfect condition
Germany. Bundeswehr Artillery Peaked Cap 1973 In grey gabardine with grey felt, piped in red. Pebbled silver buttons with shiny chinstrap. Grey leatherette sweatband, celluloid diamond with maker's details ALBERT KEMPF K.G. MUTZENFABRIK WUPPERTALL VOHWINKEL. Stock numbers, size 55, date 12/73. No badge, piping damaged and peak marked, otherwise in good condition.
Germany. Bundeswehr Jager Peaked Cap 1974 In grey gabardine with grey felt, piped in green. Pebbled silver buttons with shiny chinstrap. Grey leatherette sweatband, celluloid diamond with maker's details ALBERT KEMPF K.G. MUTZENFABRIK WUPPERTALL VOHWINKEL. Stock numbers, size 59, date 10/74. No badge, in very good condition.
Germany. Eagle Order 3rd Class with Swords Germany. Eagle Order 3rd class with Swords. Gilt bronze, 50 X 45mm at widest points. Enamel perfect, no damage. Maker Zimmermann. With long length of ribband. Condition - Extremely Fine
Germany. Franco-Prussian War 1870 Vesta Match Case A brass, hand palm size, vesta case. Finely engraved designs on both sides, incorporating 1813 & 1870 Iron Crosses, laurel leaves, cannon, rifles with fixed bayonets, and sword. Lid at one end and serrated match striker at the other. Attractive and tactile, in very good condition
Germany. Frederick the Great of Prussia 1757 Medal Bronze medal, 48mm diameter. Frederick II (24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786) was King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern king. His most significant accomplishments during his reign included his military victories, his reorganisation of Prussian armies, his patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment in Prussia, and his final success against great odds in the Seven Years' War. Pitted otherwise in Fine condition
Germany. Freikorps Collar Insignia A matched pair of stamped brass acorn and oak leaves collar insignia measuring 3.5cm in length, one of which missing fixing prongs for Freikorps “Generalkommando Luttwitz”
Germany. Kaiserliche Marine Dagger of Eckart von Tschammer Kaiserliche Marine 1890 "Cadet" Dagger of Eckart von Tschammer With spiralled ivory grip, gilt brass crown pommel, cross guard with anchor design and capstan finials. Double etched blade with crown, over anchor and sailing ships etched design. Makers mark of a Centurion helmet. Gilt brass scabbard decorated with lightning bolts, acanthus leaves etc. Owners name: v Tschammer is engraved on the scabbard throat. Also with a knot of silver wire with red and black. Eckart von Tschammer und Osten was a Cadet in the Imperial German Navy at the beginning of the 20th century. On March 9, 1906, he left the Navy and joined the Royal Saxon Army with the rank of Ensign. The son of a Lieutenant-Colonel (ret'd) he joined the 1st Royal Saxon Grenadier Regiment No. 100. After attending the school of war, he was promoted to Lieutenant on April 16, 1907. On August 19, 1913 he married Margarete Camp von Schönberg. He was used at the beginning of the first world war as a commander at the front and was promoted to first Lieutenant on October 15, 1914 and on October 5, 1916 he was promoted to the rank of Captain. In the first world war he was wounded and received the wound badge in black. He was also awarded the Iron Cross first class and second class. After the first war he was transferred in October 1919 as a Captain with his old rank of seniority in the Imperial Army and joined the Reichswehr-infantry-regiment 24. He held several military appointment and received promotion during the Reichwehr years. He was appointed Battalion Commander of III Infantry Regiment of Plaun on October 1, 1935, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel. He was appointed Battalion on October 15, 1935 the Commander of the Infantry Regiment 102 in Glauchau. On September 1, 1936, he was then transferred to the complement of officers. There he was appointed now as Colonel the training centre in Dortmund. After the Anschluss, he was appointed the head of training in Linz on the Danube on April 1, 1938. On mobilisation for the second world war he was appointed, in the summer of 1939, Commander of the infantry replacement Regiment 45 in Linz. On February 1, 1940 he was appointed the Commander of the new replacement Regiment 130. On October 5, 1940, he was appointed the Commander of the new regiment 447. On 1 December 1940, he was promoted to Major General and appointed the Commander of Karan on December 23, 1940. On June 17, 1941, he was then appointed the Commander of the new Brigade of 202 in Mannheim. The next day he was appointed by the renaming of his staff Commander of the replacement Brigade 202. In July 1941 he was transferred with his staff as an occupation force in the General Government. By the end of 1941 he moved with his staff to Russia. There in late December 1941 was appointed the Commander of the Regiment 202. By another renaming of his staff by order of 27 April 1942, he was appointed the Commander of the upper field headquarters 392 (392 OFK) in Minsk on 10 May 1942. He had been awarded clasps to both of his Iron Crosses. On October 1, 1942, he was appointed the Commander of the Department of field 531 (531 FK) in Chalons sur Marne. In the spring of 1943 he was appointed the Commander of the training ground Grafenwöhr. Mid-June 1944 he was appointed the Commander of the field headquarters of 853 (853 FK) in Romania. In late August 1944 he was captured by the Red Army and deported to the Soviet Union. He was tried for war crimes and sentenced to death for his part in the murder of 75,000 civilians and the deportation of 25,000 Soviet women. A superb dagger with a fascinating history. In excellent condition
Germany. Lusitania Medal 7 Mai 1915 Goetz second medal with the correct date of the Lusitania sinking. Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 7 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. The infamy and controversy of submarine warfare reached a peak with the sinking of the Lusitania along with 1,198 passengers and crew. The allies howled about the murderous callousness of the act, and the Germans responded with a defensive righteous anger of their own. One of these German citizens was Karl Goetz, a medalist and sculptor best known for his satirical medals. When Goetz crafted the medal to vent his sarcasm he mistakenly sculpted the date “5 Mai” rather than the correct 7th May. The date error was capitalised by the British propaganda machine accusing the Germans of plotting to torpedo the Lusitania two days before the actual act. Seeing the world’s abhorrent response to the tragedy, and finding the British joyfully compounding this reaction with their inflammatory copy of the erroneously dated Goetz original medal, along with the anti-German literature, Karl Goetz set about to correct his mistake by producing a medal with the correct date of “7 Mai”. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. This is an original medal struck by Karl Goetz in 1915. AE Bronze, 37.5gm, 54.9mm dia. About as struck in Generally Very Fine condition
Germany. Medal for Service in China 1900-1901 Combatants medal for Service in China 1900-1901 during the Boxer Rebellion. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition, rare
Germany. Prussia 1813 Battle of Leipzig Commemorative Cross Fine silver frame with black composite core, 35.5mm (38.6mm with suspension loop). The Battle of Leipzig or Battle of the Nations was fought by the coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden, led by the Russian Czar Alexander I against the French army of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, at Leipzig, Saxony. Napoleon's army also contained Polish and Italian troops, as well as Germans from the Confederation of the Rhine. The battle marked the culmination of the autumn campaign of 1813 during the German campaign and involved over 600,000 soldiers, making it the largest battle in Europe prior to the First World War. Being decisively defeated for the first time in battle, Napoleon was compelled to return to France while the Coalition hurried to keep their momentum, invading France early the next year. Napoleon was forced to abdicate and was exiled to Elba in May 1814 Rare and in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Germany. WW2 Luftwaffe Junghams Cockpit Clock Luftwaffe cockpit clock by Junghams. J30bz on movement. 649908 on back of winder, luminous numerals and hands. This clock was retrieved from a Messerschmitt BF109 which crashed in Kent, and has been housed in a purpose made mantle case. The J30bz clocks were used in the ME109 from 1942 to 1945. Complete and currently in good working order, but working order cannot be guaranteed.
Girls Life Brigade Chaplain Badge GLB Chaplain badge in gilt brass with red white and blue enamel. Pin with hook fixing. In very good condition
Good Luck, Until We Meet Again Sheet music by Horatio Nicholls, and featured by Sydney Lipton and his band. Printed in 1939 by Lawrence Wright Music Co. Ltd. London. Nice image of a soldier of the British Expeditionary Force saying goodbye to his sweetheart. In good condition
Great Britain Shoulder Title Red embroidered GT. BRITAIN on light khaki drill material, with cheesecloth backing. Worn during WWII by RAF personnel whilst serving or training with allied airforces overseas. Removed from uniform otherwise in very good condition
Great Fire Medal 1950 Large 108mm diameter, and heavy steel medal. Pierced, with red velvet ribbon and National Fire Brigade brass button suspension. Stamped inscription: To Ethel for devotion to duty during the great fire 17.4.50 "The Sweep" to hell with the fire, to hell with the smoke, he must have been a rotten bloke. I suspect the medal has been made with the typical tongue in cheek black humour often adopted by the emergency services. Possibly to commemorate Ethel dealing with a chimney or kitchen fire at the Fire Station. In good condition
Great War Family Photograph A card mounted photograph of a very young man or boy in khaki uniform 1914-1918 war, with in attendance three family females. The background is interesting, it could be a barracks, factory, workhouse or school. In very good condition
Great War Pennies A group of five original George V penny coins, with dates 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. In good condition
Grenadier Guards Headdress Badge & Titles Gilt brass flaming grenade Grenadier Guards headdress badge with copper lugs; Matching pair of typical WWII cloth titles buff colour embroidered GRENADIER GUARDS on red, remnants of stitching where removed from uniform. (3) Nice set in very good condition
Grenadier Guards Mufti Badge WW1-WW2 Bronze lapel badge with pin and hook fixing. 25.5mm high, 22.2mm wide. Worn by Grenadier Guardsmen when in civilian clothing. Could also be worn as a sweetheart brooch. In very good condition.
Guardsman Copper Printing Plates Three identical copper printing plates backed with lead. A side-on image of a Guardsman in uniform wearing a busby and carrying a rifle with bayonet. Each 6.5 x 5 cms. (3) In very good condition
Hearts of Oak Badge A heavy gilt bronze badge, Hearts of Oak Jubilee 1842.1892. On 20th June 1842 twelve members of a Provident Society met at the Bird-in-Hand Tavern, 17 Long Acre, with the intention of establishing their own Society. This society was to be named the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, after the navy whose wooden ships protected Britain from invasion. The intention of the Society was to protect its members against distress through sickness. A Committee of Management was established under the founder and Secretary Mr John Hadley. The landlord of the Bird-in-Hand Mr Richard Mills was elected first Treasurer of the Society. By the 1850's following the passing of the Friendly Societies Act the Society's membership and range of activities expanded rapidly. In 1863 new larger premises were acquired in Greek Street, Soho, where the Society operated until 1875 when it moved to Charlotte Street. By 1877 the number of members had grown too large to make an Annual General Meeting practicable and a Board of Delegates was therefore established. To celebrate the Society's fiftieth anniversary members purchased a lifeboat bearing the name Hearts of Oak which was launched at Lowestoft in 1893. By 1906 when King Edward VII opened the new Euston Road offices the Society had around half a million members. The offices were further expanded into Grafton Place in 1916. From 1910 the Society was ready to expand its sickness, maternity and death benefit schemes and to seek new areas of activity. A Juvenile Branch was registered for boys and young men between the ages of one and nineteen. Following the 1911 Health Insurance Act, the Society was among the first of the Friendly Societies to govern State Insurance Business and to admit women members. In 1938 the Society opened a new Convalescent Home at Broadstairs, Kent. During World War Two the Society's headquarters were evacuated to Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex. In 1942 as part of the Society's Centenary celebrations and to assist the war effort the Society presented twelve fully equipped ambulances to Civil Defence Authorities around the country. These vehicles were inspected by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace on 19 May 1942. The Society's Euston Road offices were rebuilt between 1968 and 1970, with the new block being opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on 16 April 1970. In 1997 the Society's registered office moved to Leicester where the computer base had operated since 1973. Following the publication of the Beveridge Report on Social Security in 1948 the Society severed its connections with National Insurance and its members had to join the State Insurance Scheme. From that date the Society has concentrated solely on voluntary insurance. In 1960 the Society formed an Associated Collecting Society to market industrial branch business. Subsequently in 1973 this Society merged with the Aberdeen and Northern Collecting Society to form the London, Aberdeen and Northern Mutual Assurance Society. (LANMAS). Under the Friendly Societies Act of 1992 the Society became one of the first to incorporate and changed its name to the Hearts of Oak Friendly Society Limited. However, the Society remains a mutual organisation with a system of self-government and members electing Delegates to serve for a period of five years to represent them at the Annual General Meeting. At every such meeting the Delegates elect the President and Vice President of the Society. In very good condition
Highland Brigade Headdress Badge Staybrite headdress badge with securing pin. In very good condition
Highland Regiment Headdress Badge 1939-1945 1939-1945 War raised unit. In white metal. K&K 2023. One Missing, priced accordingly, otherwise in very good condition
His Master’s Voice Record Catalogue 1927 Original 1927 publication. Soft covers, 380 pages, lists all records issued up to December 1926. Contains a complete list of artists, bands and orchestras, lists of composers, musical terms etc. In very good condition
HMS Powerful Nautical Tables 1908 Inman’s Nautical Tables, published by J.D. Potter of 145 Minories E, London in 1906, linen covered covers, 490 pages. With inked “N. Mun HMS “Powerful” Oct 5th 1908. At Sydney”. HMS Powerful was the lead ship of her class of two protected cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the 1890s. She was initially assigned to the China Station and then provided landing parties which fought in the Siege of Ladysmith of 1899–1900 during the Second Boer War. After a lengthy refit, the ship was placed in reserve until 1905 when Powerful became the flagship of the Australia Station. Upon her return home in 1912, she was again reduced to reserve for a brief time before she was reclassified as a training ship. The ship remained in this role until 1929 when she was sold for scrap. Thanks to Google for the image of Powerful, image not included. Foxing and service use, otherwise good condition
HMS Victory Original Oak Souvenir 6.5cm long fragment of oak from the most famous of all British warships HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship at Trafalgar 1805. Contained in plastic see-through case. In very good condition
HMS Victory Wood Barrel 1805 A turned wood barrel, treen, match holder. With plate From the Bowspirit of HMS Victory. Nelson's Flagship Trafalgar 1805. Purchased 2nd June 1937. 7.5cms high, 7cms wide. In very good condition
Holborn Restaurant Medal 1874 Bronze finish white metal medal, 69mm diameter. Obverse with image of pillars, entrance hall, and people, with text “Holborn Restaurant Estd.1874”. Reverse with an image of the highly decorated main hall, dancing couples and text “Presented by the Proprietors”. Opened in 1874, the Holborn Restaurant was regarded as one of London’s grandest and billed as adding "a spice of poetry to the dull prose of everyday life". It was there that the British Chess Federation was founded in 1904. During the 1908 London Olympics, its vast dining room hosted banquets for the participating athletes. Located on the corner of London's High Holborn and Kingsway the building is now occupied by a Sainsbury's supermarket and a glass-fronted office block. In Generally Very Fine condition
Household Cavalry Headdress Badge Household Cavalry EIIR forage cap badge, in brass with slider. KK 1881 In good condition
Imperial German Flight Badges by Pandis Volume two of “Imperial German Flight Badges by Commander Robert S. Pandis USNR (ret.) which concentrates on the Imperial German Naval Air Service, Austro-Hungarian Air Service and Ottoman Empire Air Service. A truly wonderful work with virtually every page giving first class colour photographs of these beautiful badges, period photographs and comprehensive text. This book was published in 2012 and is in new condition
Imperial Russian Double Head Eagle Plaque Featuring a double head eagle, above its head a Tsarist crown, on the breast a shield displaying St.George and Dragon. The left talon holding a wreath of laurels and in the right a flaming torch. Measures 270 cms across wing-tip to wing-tip. In very good condition
Imperial Russian Money Box A rare Tzarist Russian cast iron money box designed as a bank safe which is beautifully designed and built. The inner hinged frontal opening has an operational but the basic cog, lever and spring mechanism requires a little tweaking to function efficiently, its dimensions measure 225cm -185cm-70cm.
In Apple Blossom Time WWII sentimental sheet music with words by Neville Fleeson and music by Albert Von Tilzer. Featured by the Andrew Sisters in the Universal Pictures “Rookies”. Copyright 1920 by Broadway Music Corporation, New York in USA. Good cover image of the Andrews Sisters in their GI soldier uniforms. In good condition
In Hell Before Daylight by Ian Fletcher Detailed account of the siege and storming of the fortress of Badajoz, 16 March to 6 April 1812. Published by The Baton Press, New York, 1984. 135 pages, images, maps, index, bibliography, glossary. In very good condition
In The Quartermaster’s Stores Sheet music with words and music adapted Box, Cox and Bert Read. Introduced, broadcast and recorded by Al and Bob Harvey. Copyright 1940 in USA by Bosley & Co. Ltd. Good cover image. In good condition
India. Group of Medals to the Mahar Regiment Group of four medals to 13794840 Barber Balwant Rai, Mahar Regiment. Comprising: Raksha Medal 1965; Sanya Seva Medal with clasp Himalaya; 25th Anniversary of Independence medal; 9 Year Long Service Medal. All medals with impressed naming. (4) Mounted for wear, in Generally Very Fine Condition
India. Independence Anniversary Medal 50th Anniversary of Independence medal 1947-1997 Generally Very Fine condition
India. Operation Parakram Service Medal Unnamed as issued. In Generally Very Fine condition
India. Operation Vijay Service Medal Unnamed Nearly Extremely Fine condition
India. Poorvi Service Star Issued to 51202 BAP III T Singh I.N. Indian Navy? Generally Very Fine condition
India. Sainya Seva Service Medal with clasp Bengal-Assam Bengal-Assam clasp Sainya Seva medal issued to 4467316 Sep. Ohian Singh In Generally Very Fine condition
India. Sainya Seva Service Medal with clasp Jammu Kashmir Jammu Kashmir clasp Sainya Seva medal issued to 563496 Sep. Jabar Singh ASC-MT In Generally Very Fine condition
India. Sainya Seva Service Medal with clasp Marusthal Marusthal clasp Sainya Seva medal issued to 10717161 Swr. G Sreenivasulu AC In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
India. Sammya Seva Service Medal with clasp Nagaland Nagaland clasp Sammya Seva Service medal issued to 2477490 Sep. D Singh Punjab.R. Very Fine condition
India. Sangram Medal Unnamed as issued. In Generally Very Fine condition
India. Siachen Glacier Campaign Medal Siachen Glacier Combat Zone War Service medal issued to 810030 Ang.Sub. SB Prakash Generally Very Fine condition
India. Special Service Medal with clasp Suraksha Seva Padak Special Service Medal with clasp Suraksha awarded to 143373033 LNk R Singh Arty. Requires cleaning otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition
India. Summer Seva Service Star 1965 Issued to G-40435 Mate Suram Singh GREF Generally Very Fine condition
India. Ucchh Tungta High Altitude Service Medal Unnamed as issued. In Generally Very Fine condition
Infantryman Battle Course Badges Five, cloth embroidered, skill-at-arms specialist badges for Infantryman, and Combat Battle qualified. (5) in very good condition
International Brigade, Spanish Civil War 1936-39 Lapel Badge International Brigade veterans badge of clenched raised fist and star with dates 1936 - 1939. In white metal with brooch pin and clasp fixing. The International Brigades were paramilitary units set up by the Communist International to assist the Popular Front government of the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War in fighting the Nationalists and their fascist allies from Italy and Germany. The organisation existed for two years, from 1936 until 1938. It is estimated that during the entire war, between 32,000 and 35,000 members served in the International Brigades, including 15,000 who died in combat; however there were never more than 20,000 brigade members present on the front line at one time. The ranks of the International Brigades were filled by volunteers from the USA, Canada, Ireland, Britain, Portugal, Cuba, Poland, Germany etc., and included people from all walks of life such as authors, miners, bus drivers, artists, teachers, and politicians. Ernest Hemingway was a news reporter following the International Brigades and was to write a novel about the Civil War “For Whom the Bell Tolls” In very good condition
Interpreter Trade Badge Cloth woven roundel skill-at-arms patch worn by Interpreters in the British Army of the Rhine. See Edwards & Langley “British Army Proficiency Badges” number 142. Authorised in 1980 to be worn (in BAOR only) by soldiers able to speak German. Worn on combat clothing only, primarily on field training. Removed from uniform, otherwise in very good condition
Iraq Army Major General Rank Slide Iraq Army, Liwa'a, Major General rank shoulder slip-on for shirt or tunic. A Gulf war souvenir, rare to find high rank items. In Good condition
Iraq. 1990-1991 Gulf War Medal 1990-1991 Gulf War medal. Saddam Hussain called this the "Mother of all battles" medal. Pin attachment missing otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition
Iraq. 1990-1991 Gulf War Propaganda Leaflet Rare Iraqi propaganda leaflet, 22 x 12.5 cms, disseminated to US and Coalition troops. LIBERTY STADIUM CRIES FOR HELP BECAUSE OF YOUR AGGRESSION AND KILLING CIVILIANS, INNOCENT KIDS, MOTHERS AND OLDS. in very good condition
Iraq. 1990-1991 Gulf War Propaganda Leaflet Rare Iraqi propaganda leaflet, 21.5 x 15.5 cms, disseminated to US and Coalition troops. Is he worth dying for ?? in good condition
Iraq. 1992-1993 Medal For Supreme Worthiness Supreme Worthiness medal 1992-1993. In Generally Very Fine condition
Iraq. Airforce Lt. Colonel Shoulder Straps Facing pair of Maqaddam (Lieutenant Colonel) of Airforce slip-on shoulder straps. A Gulf war souvenir. In very good condition
Iraq. Airforce Second Lieutenant Shoulder Straps Iraqi Airforce Mulazim Awwal (2nd Lieutenant) pair of slip-on shoulder straps. A Gulf war souvenir In very good condition
Iraq. Darth Vader Helmet of Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen Bodyguard Black, rough texture, Kevlar type ballistic helmet, with original oval badge with image of Saddam Hussein, webbing liner, head restraint and chinstrap. Saddam Hussein’s personal militia and irregular Iraqi guard unit was founded in 1995 to protect the Ba’athist regime and Hussein himself. Called the Fedayeen (Arabic for “Men of Sacrifice,”) Hussein, they wore unique “all-black combat uniform, black ski mask, and distinctive “Darth Vader” style helmet. Their commander, Hussein’s son Uday, was a huge Star Wars fan. Members were recruited into the Fedayeen Saddam as young as age 16. They did not receive any special training or heavy weapons and were not members of the regular Iraqi military. In reality, they were mainly used to stop smuggling in Iraq, and then later they themselves became the smugglers, extortionists, torturers, and whatever else the Hussein family had them do. Although the U.S. and Coalition military planners knew about the existence of the Fedayeen Saddam before the 2003 invasion, they weren’t sure what they would be used for once the shooting started. The best estimate was as guerrilla fighters behind Coalition Forces lines, which they generally did in urban areas. It was the Fedayeen Saddam who ambushed U.S. Marines in Nasiriyah under a white flag of surrender in 2003. Even after the regular army and Republican Guard forces crumbled away, the Fedayeen Saddam harassed Coalition troops through April 2003. Uday and Qusay famously found their end with a few members of the Fedayeen Saddam that same year. Although 10,000 to 15,000 strong it is estimated only a few hundred of these helmets were made for Husseins Fedayeen. This actual helmet was purchased from the British soldier who brought it back. He found it in a Military Camp in Amarah, Iraq during Operation Telic. The soldier was serving with 14 Geographic Squadron attached to 16 Air Assault Brigade, he states: "we moved into Amarah Iraq into an Iraqi camp which the British Forces took over. The helmet was found here in Amarah and me and my mate got one each and brought them back to the UK. Mine has been in the loft since 1993..." A similar helmet was sold on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Iraqi-Fedayeen-Darth-Vader-Helmet-/302502491496 A rare helmet, and in very good condition
Iraq. Gulf War 1990-91 Propaganda Bandage Triangular Bandage decorated with images of bandaged people, United Nations crest, and Iraqi text. A Souvenir from the Gulf War . In very good condition
Israel. 1973 Medal for Crossing the Suez Canal During the Yom Kippur War Medal issued in commemoration of the Israeli Defence Forces crossing of the Suez Canal on October 16, 1973 during the Yom Kippur War. In silvered white metal, diameter measuring 59mm. Rim numbered 5346. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Israel. Balfour Declaration Medal Medal issued in 1967 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. In bronze, diameter measuring 59mm. Issued by the State of Israel Mint and numbered 4531. From Wikipedia: The Balfour Declaration was a single paragraph in a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. Confirming support from the British government for the establishment in Palestine of a "national home" for the Jewish people, it read: "His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country." The text of the letter was published in the press one week later, on 9 November 1917. The "Balfour Declaration" was later incorporated into both the Sèvres peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire, and the Mandate for Palestine. The original document is kept at the British Library. The Sharif of Mecca, Hussein ibn Ali al-Hashimi, and other Arab leaders considered the declaration a violation of previous agreements made in the McMahon–Hussein correspondence. Palestine is not explicitly mentioned in the correspondence, and territories that were not purely Arab were excluded by McMahon and Hussein, although historically Palestine had long been included in historic Syria. The Arabs, taking Palestine to be overwhelmingly Arab, claimed the declaration was in discord with the letters, which had promised to the Arab independence movement control of the Middle East territories "in the limits and boundaries proposed by the Sherif of Mecca" in exchange for having revolted against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The British claimed that the McMahon letters did not apply to Palestine and that therefore the declaration could not be a violation of the previous agreement. The issuance of the declaration had many long-lasting consequences, and was a key moment in the lead-up to the Arab–Israeli conflict, often referred to as the world's "most intractable conflict". In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Israel. Hagannah Anniversary Medal Medal issued to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Hagannah, the Israeli Defence Forces. In white metal, diameter measuring 39mm. Rim numbered 0340 and impressed with the maker I.G.M.C. Contained in issue wallet with description card. Hagannah "The Defence" in Hebrew, was a Jewish paramilitary organisation in the British Mandate of Palestine (1921–48), which became the core of the Israel Defense Forces. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Israel. Military Chiefs of Staff 1948-1968 Medal Medal issued in 1964 to commemorate the three Military Chiefs of Staff: Dori, Dayan, and Rabin. In gilt bronze, diameter measuring 58mm. Rim impressed with the maker Shekel. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Israel. Operation Jonathan - Entebbe Raid 1976 Medal Medal commemorating the Entebbe Raid July 4, 1976. When Israeli Commandos rescued 100 hostages, mainly Israelis and Jews, held by Pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. At about 0100 local time, Ugandan soldiers and the hijackers were taken by surprise when three Hercules transport planes landed after a 2,500 mile trip from Israel. About 200 elite Israeli Commandos ran from the planes and stormed the airport building. During the 35 minute battle, twenty Ugandan soldiers, all seven hijackers, and three hostages were killed. The medal was given to the surviving hostages, those who took part in the raid, dignitaries etc. In bronze, 59mm dia. Issued by the State of Israel Mint and numbered 37930. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Israel. Prime Minister Rabin Medal Medal issued in 1995 to commemorate the life of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rubin 1922-1995. In bronze, diameter measuring 70mm. Issued by the State of Israel Mint and numbered 1329. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Italy 1939-1945. Horse Artillery Headdress Badge Black machine embroidered cotton crossed cannons, swords and flaming grenade on grey-green coarse wool cloth. For wear on the “Bustina” cap. Unworn condition
Italy. 1944 RSI Pilot Brevet - Wings Italy 1944 RSI Pilot Wings. This is an extremely rare badge, with less than 300 manufactured. It was designed and sent to the Republican Airforce (Mussolini's Republic of Salo after the surrender of the Royal Italian Armed Forces on 8 September 1943) and Secretary of Defence in October 1944 for approval. It was approved on 17 November 1944 when issue began. It became obsolete as of 1 May 1945. The wreath and upraised Roman sword are the official collar emblems of the RSI Armed force. In excellent condition
Japan 1904-1905. Russo-Japanese War Medal Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905 Medal In Generally Very Fine condition
Japan 1930-1945. Medal for Humanitarian Aid Medal for Humanitarian Aid In Generally Very Fine condition
Japan 1940-1945. Imperial Japanese Army Tropical Jacket A late-war Japanese Army-issue cotton duck summer jacket with tropical side vents. It is worn, soiled, and repaired but is complete with original Superior Private collar insignia. The quartermaster stamp states it is in medium size and issued in 1944. Having a good combat-worn appearance, it should fit in with any late-war Pacific theatre of operations display
Japan 1940-1945. Imperial Navy Sake Dish Attractive Sake dish decorated with anchor, chrysanthemum, and kanji text. In very good condition
Japan 1940-1945. Propaganda Images Two Japanese propaganda photographs removed from album. One (12 x 8 cms) showing a white woman suckling a black child. The second (9.5 x 7 cms) depicting the Slick Yank in Melbourne. Anti-Allies propaganda. (2) in very good condition
Japan 1941-1945. Nippon Draft Insurance Badge Nippon Draft Insurance badge. Servicemen when drafted into the military or when going to war would sign up for this insurance, a basic life insurance but specifically for the war (1941-1945). Contained in a card box with kanji letters. Box a/f, badge in very good condition
Japan. Order of the Golden Kite, 7th Class Order of the Golden Kite, 7th class. Together with lapel rosette, contained in fitted lacquered wood case with kanji letters on the lid. In nearly extremely fine condition.
Japan. Order of the Rising Sun, 6th Class Order of the Rising Sun, 6th class. Contained in fitted lacquered wood case with kanji letters on the lid. Enamel perfect, in extremely fine condition.
Japan. WW2 Aviation Sake Bottle and Cup Pre 1945. Attractive green Sake bottle and matching cup. With gold bi-plane and kanji text, pink chrysanthemums. Japanese Sake Flask and Cup from a veteran of Aircraft Regiment No. 1 飛行第一聯隊 Hikō Dai ichi Rentai Aircraft Regiment No. 1 除隊記念 Jotai kinen Discharge Memento 田畑 Tahata Recipient's family name 三十四 either 34 or a boy's given name Mitoshi No cracks, in very good condition
Japan. WW2 Aviation Sake Cup Sake cup in white porcelain with gold design of propeller and kanji text. A Discharge Memento from 7th Air Group. 7th Air Group was formed on 15 November 1940, and dissolved 10 April 1941. Tail code: I-VII. Renamed 16th Air Group on 10 April 1941. Small crack, otherwise in very good condition
Japan. WW2 Imperial Navy Sake Cup Pre-1945 Imperial Japanese Navy Sake Cup. White porcelain, with gilt anchor design and kanji text. In very good condition
Jordan. Jubilee Medal 1977 Armed forces medal given to commemorate King Hussain’s silver jubilee 1977. No ribbon, in Very Fine condition.
Khartoum 1912 Special Army Order Original document, Head Quarters Khartoum, 26th May 1912. The Sirdar publishes to the Army the following list of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and men, whose names have been brought to the notice of His Highness The Khedive for their good services in connection with the recent operations against the Beir and Anuak tribes… Fold marks otherwise in good condition
King Edward Grammar School 1937 Bronze medal, 51mm diameter, contained in fitted silk and velvet lined case. Obverse coat of arms of Edward VI 1551, text LIB.SCHO.GRAM.REG.ED.VI.CHELMSFORD.CO.ESSEX. Reverse with laurel wreath and engraved D.L.WEST. 1937. Researchable, possible WWII military service, and in Extremely Fine condition
Kings and Queens, British Royalty Medals Selection of eight medals commemorating royal events with images of royalty, comprising: Charles and Diana Spencer wedding; Coronation of Edward VIII; Coronation of George VI; Victoria 1837; Hampton Court Palace; Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee; Edward VIII Coronation by Rowntree’s; Edward VIII 1902. (8) in Generally Very Fine condition or better
King’s Own Border Airborne Title Cloth shoulder title, KING’S OWN BORDER and glider in yellow embroidered on green with black backing. In very good condition
King’s Royal Rifle Corps Title Original WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder title KRR In very good condition
Kodak Limited Long Service Medal Bronze medal, 76mm diameter, with award documents, contained in fitted case with outed cardboard carton. Obverse with bust and text GEORGE.EASTMAN. Reverse with text PRESENTED TO JOHN.G.HAIR IN RECOGNITION OF MORE THAN A QUARTER CENTURY OF LOYAL SERVICE WITH KODAK. Letter dated 4th April 1952 from the Chairman of Kodak Limited, E E Blake congratulation Mr John G Hair of Glasgow for his service. Researchable with possible WWII military service. In Generally Very Fine condition
Kuwait. Gulf War 1991 Medal Kuwait liberation medal 4th grade. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Lawrence of Arabia Bronze Commemorative Medal Bronze art medal by Jacqueline Steiger to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the birth of TE Lawrence. 56mm x 48mm. In the form of a book with three-dimensional image of TEL. The obverse cover of book with at centre a protruding head and shoulders of TEL wearing Arab headdress against a background of words. Reverse a Brough Superior motorcycle with “TE Lawrence 1885-1935”. Only 500 of these medals were commissioned and have become quite rare. In very fine condition
Lawrence of Arabia Bronze Statue Superbly detailed bronze of TE Lawrence on horseback, with clear facial features, robe, headdress, horse, saddle, equipment, etc. Unsigned bronze on oval stone base, circa 1920s. Overall size with base 16cms high (6.5 inches), 14cms long (5.5 inches). In very good condition
Least We Forget Book published by the Daily Mail at the end of the 1939-1945 war. 80 pages, illustrated, with dust-wrapper. It contains many graphic images of the concentration camps, holocaust, and mans inhumanity to fellow man (note: we have not shown any of the graphic images). In very good condition
Leicester Yeomanry Cavalry Officer Coatee Early Victorian Leicester Yeomanry Cavalry Officers short tailed coatee. Named in 1844 as "Prince Albert's Own". A body of fine scarlet melton cloth with, silver lace trimmed, black wool collar and cuffs. With black false turn backs. The back of the tail piped in black with a strip of lace and two rows of bullion centre back top. This coatee is being offered complete with its original wire silver lace boxed bullion eppaulettes. The whole exterior is in fine condition with only slight moth tracking. The inner body quilted lining has suffered a fair degree of break up.
Lewis Gunner Qualification Trade skill-at-arms, qualification badge for Lewis and Light Machine Gunner. Cream and brown embroidered thread on khaki felt. Fine mesh backing In unused condition
Light Armoured Motor Batteries Headdress Badge THE LAMB’s headdress or collar badge (37.3 cms high, 29.3 cms width). In brass with copper lugs. During the 1914-18 War the Lambs served in Middle East and North Africa. A rare badge. In very good condition
Light Cavalry Sheet music Light Cavalry, overture Suppe. Sheet music published by Banks Music House, Leeds. Circa WW1 or earlier. A nice image of mounted cavalry, ideal for framing. In good condition
London General Omnibus Company Headdress Badge 1913 A rare nickel-silver and navy blue enamel cap badge, 6.5 x 3.5 cms, with lugs and split pin. This badge was introduced for wear by LGOC bus crews in 1913 and remained in wear until the creation of the London Passenger Transport Board in 1934. It is interesting to note that the LGOC drivers, deployed with their buses, to transport troops in France/Flanders during 1914-18 war would have been wearing this badge. Enamel perfect, requires cleaning in very good condition
Long Range Desert Group by W.B. Kennedy Shaw Paperback edition by Four Square Books. 192 pages, with list of Patrol Commanders, Honours and Awards, Roll of Honour, illustrations. Superb cover image. One of the best books written about the exploits of the LRDG. Pages shaken, otherwise in good condition
Long Range Desert Group Reunion Badge Bronze finish badge commemorating the 50th reunion of LRDG veterans. 34.8 mm high, 29.8 mm wide. In very good condition
Long Range Desert Group Shellhole Badge LRDG veterans lapel badge. 28.9 mm high, 28.5 mm wide. Brass with black enamel paint, scorpion with “L.R.D.G. SHELLHOLE” Rare and in very good condition
Lt. Colonel D Cuthburton-Sword, Scottish Rifles, Caricature Pen affectionate caricature of Lt Col.D.Cuthburton-Sword. A wonderful pen full length portrait of Lt. Colonel Donald Cuthburton-Sword wearing his WW1 uniform of the " Scottish Rifles" displaying cuff rank and division patch and medal ribbons finished in water colour. This has fairly recently been professionally framed as the sketch paper had discoloured ,however, the art work has retained its sharpness and has been signed by the artist To the back of the frame a typed record of his birth and military history, last date 1920. A wonderful display item.
Lusitania 5 May 1915, British Medal Die Crack Variant Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAY 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. A rare and unusual late casting using a cracked die. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Pewter Non- magnetic, cracked die similar to Burns 2a1, 70.4gm, 55.8mm dia. Generally in Very Fine condition
Lusitania 5 May 1915, British Propaganda Medal Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAY 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Iron Fe. 68.6gm, crisp detail, Burns 2a3 variation, 55.7mm dia. About as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Lusitania 5 May 1915, British Propaganda Medal in Pewter Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAY 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Pewter Non-magnetic, similar to Burns 2a1, 59gm, 55mm dia. Generally in very Fine condition
Lusitania 5 May 1915, British Propaganda Medal, Box, and Leaflet Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAY 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. Contained in fitted, red paper covered box. The box with an image of the Lusitania on the lid and text RMS LUSITANIA CUNARD LINE 32000 TONS SUNK ON HER RETURN JOURNEY FROM THE UNITED STATES BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE MAY 7TH 1915, underside of box with distributors stamp, and text These medals may be obtained from Frank Prout, Moorgate Hall, Finsbury Pavement, EC. With accompanying Leaflet depicting drawings of the Goetz medal a propaganda message and statement that all profits from the sale of the medals will be handed to the St.Dunstan’s Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Hostel, leaflet also with Frank Prout stam See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Burns 2a1, 59.2gm, 55.1 dia Leaflet fragile and parted, box in very good condition, medal about as struck in very fine condition.
Lusitania Medal 5 Mai 1915, British Propaganda Medal Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. Note the correct spelling MAI. It is a common misconception that all Lusitania medals with the Mai spelling are original Goetz strikings. Indeed “Mai” is one of the indicators, but original Goetz medals also have umlauts and other design traits. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Iron Fe. Not listed in Burns, 2b variation, 66.4gm, 56.2 dia. About as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Lusitania Medal 5 Mai 1915, British Propaganda Medal Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. Note the correct spelling MAI. It is a common misconception that all Lusitania medals with the Mai spelling are original Goetz strikings. Indeed “Mai” is one of the indicators, but original Goetz medals also have umlauts and other design traits. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Iron Fe. Burns 2b4, 64gm, 55.3 dia. About as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Lusitania Medal 5 Mai 1915. USA Prototype Propaganda Medal Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. This is the so called “Pumpkin Head” variation made in the USA by Sandstrom & Mahood. The British were not the only people with strong feelings regarding the German ethics involved with the Lusitania tragedy. Gustav Sandstrom and Clarence Mahood of Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA created their own copy of Goetz’s Lusitania medal. The Sandstrom and Mahood version is distinguishable by the style of lettering, die engraving, and grinning pumpkin head skeleton. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Unrecorded, possibly a prototype, similar to Burns 4b. Non-magnetic, bronze finish. 55.8gm, 56.2mm dia Medal about as struck in very fine condition
Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915, British Medal in Brass Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAY 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. In brass, similar to Burns 2a1, 66gm, 54.3mm dia. In Generally Very Fine condition
Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915, British Propaganda Medal Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAY 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. The infamy and controversy of submarine warfare reached a peak with the sinking of the Lusitania along with 1,198 passengers and crew. The allies howled about the murderous callousness of the act, and the Germans responded with a defensive righteous anger of their own. One of these German citizens was Karl Goetz, a medalist and sculptor best known for his satirical medals. When Goetz crafted the medal to vent his sarcasm he mistakenly sculpted the date “5 Mai” rather than the correct 7 Mai. The date error was capitalised by the British propaganda machine accusing the Germans of plotting to torpedo the Lusitania two days before the actual act. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. This is a modern made copy. Non- magnetic, similar to Burns 2a3, 64.2gm, 56.4mm dia. About as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915, British Propaganda Medal Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Iron Fe. Burns 2b4, 66.4, 55.3 dia. About as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915, British Propaganda Medal Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Iron Fe. Burns 2a1 variation, 64gm, 55mm dia. About as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915, British Propaganda Medal in Pewter Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAY 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. The infamy and controversy of submarine warfare reached a peak with the sinking of the Lusitania along with 1,198 passengers and crew. The allies howled about the murderous callousness of the act, and the Germans responded with a defensive righteous anger of their own. One of these German citizens was Karl Goetz, a medalist and sculptor best known for his satirical medals. When Goetz crafted the medal to vent his sarcasm he mistakenly sculpted the date “5 Mai” rather than the correct 7 Mai. The date error was capitalised by the British propaganda machine accusing the Germans of plotting to torpedo the Lusitania two days before the actual act. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. A rare period British medal struck in pewter and not the usual iron. Not actually recorded in Burns but similar to Burns 2a1. Pewter 80.0gm, 54.6mm dia. About as struck in Generally Very Fine condition
Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915. British Propaganda Brooch Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. With pin and hook brooch fitting. The infamy and controversy of submarine warfare reached a peak with the sinking of the Lusitania along with 1,198 passengers and crew. The allies howled about the murderous callousness of the act, and the Germans responded with a defensive righteous anger of their own. One of these German citizens was Karl Goetz, a medalist and sculptor best known for his satirical medals. When Goetz crafted the medal to vent his sarcasm he mistakenly sculpted the date “5 Mai” rather than the correct 7 Mai. The date error was capitalised by the British propaganda machine accusing the Germans of plotting to torpedo the Lusitania two days before the actual act. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Burns 2a1, Silver plated Iron FE, 63.0gm, 55.0mm dia In very fine condition
Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915. British Propaganda Medal in Silver Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. The infamy and controversy of submarine warfare reached a peak with the sinking of the Lusitania along with 1,198 passengers and crew. The allies howled about the murderous callousness of the act, and the Germans responded with a defensive righteous anger of their own. One of these German citizens was Karl Goetz, a medalist and sculptor best known for his satirical medals. When Goetz crafted the medal to vent his sarcasm he mistakenly sculpted the date “5 Mai” rather than the correct 7 Mai. The date error was capitalised by the British propaganda machine accusing the Germans of plotting to torpedo the Lusitania two days before the actual act. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Not listed in Burns, but similar to Burns 2a, AR Silver not hallmarked, 82.0gm, 56.0mm dia. Possibly made in Ireland. Rare. In very fine condition
M209-B Converter 1944 USA made encryption and decryption machine used during WWII by the Allies for immediate message coding (and decoding). Particularly used by commandos, rangers, parachute troops, and special forces including SOE, OSS, SAS, PPA and LRDG. Cover plate with serial number 65825, CONVERTER M-209-B, 6919.PHILA.44. Contained in dark green canvas carry case with shoulder strap, manual, oil bottle, tweezers, clips, screwdriver, two spare paper rolls, and ink pad can. In working order and in exceptionally good condition
Machine Gun Section Essex Yeomanry 1917 Two period photographs, dated 1917, of the Machine Gun Section 2/1 Essex Yeomanry. One postcard size the other larger and mounted on card. An address in Leigh on Sea Essex pencilled on the back of the larger image In good condition
Machine Gunner Qualification Typical WWII glue back, trade skill-at-arms, qualification badge for Machine Gunner. Cream and brown embroidered thread on khaki felt. In unused condition
Machine Gunner Qualification Trade skill-at-arms, qualification badge for Machine Gunner. Cream and brown embroidered thread on khaki material. Fine mesh backing. In unused condition
Machine Gunner Qualification Trade skill-at-arms, qualification badge for Machine Gunner. Cream and brown embroidered thread on beige material. Fine mesh backing. Mothed condition, but a rare variation
Medal for the Italo-German Africa Campaign 1942 In white metal, type 5 with the manufacturers name Lorioli Milan on right, designers name De Marchis in relief, and high Arch of Feleni. With length of original ribbon. Instituted by the Italian Government to honour the military deeds of Rommel's Afrika Korps. The first awards were made in early 1942 and achieved unofficial recognition. It was awarded only to the German forces and not intended for wear by the Italians. Due to Italy’s withdrawal from war and subsequent surrender, Germany, in an order dated March 29, 1944, prohibited the further wearing of any Italian decorations, medals or badges. Specific reference was made in the order to the Italo-German Campaign Medal in Africa. In Generally Very Fine condition
Medal group of Daniel McNeilage a South African who served in the Long Range Desert Group Daniel McNeilage. Medals mounted for wear and comprise: Medal for St John Ambulance Brigade Serving Officers, 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, War Medal, Africa Service Medal to SR599026 DW McNeilage, St John Ambulance Brigade service medal with three additional service bars to 9680 D McNeilage SJAB 1959. Together with copy newspaper cutting with headline Cycle Exchanged For Tools “…During the Second Wirld War Mr McNeilage served in the Army, and was with the Long Range Desert Group in Egypt and Italy. He won his paratroopers wings when he was 40…”
Medal group of Sergeant John Leatham, North Irish Horse, Long Range Desert Group, Hampshire Regiment a Prisoner of War in Korea. Sergeant John Leatham. Medals mounted for wear and comprise: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with 1st Army clasp, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Queens Korea medal (official replacement) named “7903557 Sgt. Leatham J, Hampshire.Reg. Att. Glos.Reg.”, General Service Medal EIIR with clasp Cyprus (replacement) to 7903557 Sgt Leatham J. Hampshire.Reg. Copy service papers showing John Leatham enlisted on 20.4.1940 serving with the North Irish Horse arriving in North Africa 1.2.1943, posted to Long Range Desert Group 12.7.1944, completing parachute training 23.7.1944, returning to UK in August 1945, extending service with colours, with draft to West Africa 19.1.1947, FARELF with Hampshire Regiment 1951, Korea 12.2.1952, Prisoner of War in Korea 26.4.1952 to 15.10.1953, home service until 16.1.1956 when posted to Cyprus. Discharged 21.1.1957. Copy wedding photo of Leatham in uniform wearing LRDG badge on the beret and SAS type wings on his chest. Accompanying Leatham in the photo is his new bride Barbara in ATS uniform. Also ATS cap badge, Defence Medal and War Medal, Medal forwarding letter, with box of issue to Mrs B Green, 12 Merton Avenue, Porchester, Nr Fareham, Hants PO169NE
Medal group of Trooper Albert Hughes a New Zealander who served in the Long Range Desert Group Trooper Albert Hughes. Group comprising, medals: 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; New Zealand War Service 1939-45 medal. Medals mounted for wear. Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes medal for Five Years Financial Attendance named to Bro. B Hughes Dominion No.5 15.8.67. Also: Two NZ Returned Services Association lapel pins, both numbered N36746; RAOB neck tie; Soldiers Service and Pay Book of 36746 AE Hughes who attested 3.10.1940 with rank of Trooper, served with Special Force in Egypt 9.12.1942; three additional AB64/327 Soldiers Pay Books; Discharge Certificate on 10.4.1945 after 3 years 337 days service. Note, Special Force in paybook meaning LRDG.
Medal Transmittal Letter Original letter to accompany the issue of Second World War stars, medals, clasps or emblems. “The Under-Secretary of State for War presents his compliments and by command of the Army Council has the honour to transmit the enclosed Awards granted for service in the war of 1939-45.” Four medal or clasps issued. Fold marks, otherwise in good condition
Medal Transmittal Letter Original letter to accompany the issue of Second World War stars, medals, clasps or emblems. “The Under-Secretary of State for War presents his compliments and by command of the Army Council has the honour to transmit the enclosed Awards granted for service in the war of 1939-45.” Four medals issued. Fold marks and small tear, otherwise in good condition
Medal Transmittal Letter Original letter to accompany the issue of Second World War stars, medals, clasps or emblems. “The Under-Secretary of State for War presents his compliments and by command of the Army Council has the honour to transmit the enclosed Awards granted for service in the war of 1939-45.” One medal issued. Fold marks, otherwise in good condition
Medals and document group of Sergeant PG Poingdestre. Seaforth Highlanders, Commandos, L’Detachment 1st S.A.S. & Special Boat Squadron Medals and document group of Sergeant PG Poingdestre, comprising: Medals 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, all unnamed as issued. Together with the following documents and photographs: Regular Army Certificate of Service (Red Book); Soldiers Release Book (covers only, in poor condition); Soldiers Service and Paybook AB 64. First issue 1935 (in poor condition with pages missing); Soldiers Service and Paybook AB 64. Second issue 1944; Soldiers Record of Service card 30.10.1928 to 1.2.1946; Booklet "Brief Account of The Seaforth Highlanders in the Sicilian Campaign, July and August 1943, with Photographs taken during the Campaign in North Africa and Sicily 1942-1943" Published by the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association, June 1944; Portrait photograph of Poingdestre wearing battledress tunic with Africa Star ribbon, and beret with SAS cloth badge. (Reprint photo, original with the family); Group photograph at a wedding. Poingdestre with three unknown RAF Aircrew. Poingdestre is wearing battledress uniform with medal ribbons and SAS wings over the pocket (Reprint photo, original with the family). Phillip George Poingdestre was born in Southampton Hampshire on 19.12.1912. He enlisted in the Army at Warley Essex as a Boy with service number 2817182 on 30.10.1928. Service at Home 30.10.28-18.2.29, India 19.2.28 - 9.12.32, Palestine 10.12.32 - 24.4.34, Madagascar 18.3.42 - 9.6.42, India 10.6.42 - 20.9.42. Service with SAS: Iraq 21.9.42 - 18.3.43, MEF 19.3.43 - 22.9.43, BNAF 23.9.43 - 27.11.43, Home 28.11.43 - 1.2.46. A pencil entry in the AB64 indicates attached L'Det SAS from ? to 17.7.43. At the time of discharge PGP is shown as Driver i/c Transport with 800 Prisoner Of War Timber Production Company, Wisel Forst Germany. November 1945. PGP was awarded the Intermediate Certificate by the Royal Life Saving Society in July 1935, for practical knowledge of rescue, releasing oneself from the clutches of the drowning and for ability to render aid in resuscitating the apparently drowned. PGP attended MT course at Merryhill Barracks 14.6.38 and qualified as Driving Instructor; attended 3" mortar course 12.5.41 - 31.5.41qualified B2; Junior Leaders course at SC Edinburgh 14.7.41 - 2.8.41, qualified C; STC Lochailort Commando course 20.11.41 - 21.12.41 qualified Average; Parachute course 20.5.43 - 3.6.43 passing with 7 descents (The Parachute course was held at Kabrit, Egypt at which time, the course records show, he was serving in the 1st SAS and Special Boat Squadron); Piat course at St Albans 10.3.1944; Street Fighting course at Chelsea Barracks 1.4.1944. The documents show PGP was entitled to wear four War Service chevrons and the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal were his only medal entitlement. The Soldiers Service and Pay Book gives his next of kin as his mother Mrs F Poingdestre who was (on 3.4.1944) living at 8 Weymouth Terrace, Southampton
Medical Assistant Badges Six, cloth embroidered, skill-at-arms specialist badges for Regimental Medical Assistant and First Aid Instructor. For Guards, Royal Irish Rangers, Light Infantry, etc. (6) in very good condition
Military Badge Collecting by John Gaylor Third edition 1983. 163 pages, Index, copiously illustrated. A superb reference book and must for British military badge collectors. Cover faded otherwise in very good condition
Motor Machine Gun Corps headdress Badge A stamped brass Motor Machine Corps hat badge on slider. In excellent condition but with one hundred years of patination
National Fire Brigades Association Badge WW2 WW2 home front NFBA membership badge in brass with black enamel. Numbered 113. The NFBA existed between 1918 and 1949, the low number would indicate an early member. In very good condition
National Railway Museum Opening 1975 Medal Obverse: Mallard locomotive, text NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM OPENED 27th SEPTEMBER 1975 BY HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH KG.KT. Reverse: Two railway turntables and sheds, text NRM IN YORK. The museum was opened by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1975. The opening coincided with the 150th anniversary celebrations of the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, for which several working exhibits were provided. The National Railway Museum in York displays a collection of over 100 locomotives and nearly 300 other items of rolling stock, virtually all of which either ran on the railways of Great Britain or were built there. Also on the 20 acres site are many hundreds of thousands of other items and records of social, technical, artistic and historical interest, exhibited mostly in three large halls of a former motive power depot next to the East Coast Main Line, near York railway station. It is the largest museum of its type in Britain, attracting 727,000 visitors during the 2014/15 financial year Bronze 51mm diameter. Extremely Fine condition
Nelson Testimonial Medal 1844 Nelson Testimonial medal 1844 by Edward Avery depicting the Trafalgar Square Monument. Obverse: Nelson's bust, (left), natural hair, tied in nape. Full uniform, ribbon over left shoulder and a small fancy star on left breast. Legend, (on a garter): 'ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY.' Reverse: View of the monument, looking towards the National Gallery. Legend: 'TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE NELSON TESTIMONIAL TRAFALGAR SQUR.' Exergue: '21 OCTOBER 1844.' White metal 61mm (BHM -; Eimer -; Hardy 97; MH 531). The Testimonial Medals were presented to 357 Greenwich Pensioners who had served at one of Nelson’s four major actions, those of St Vincent (39), Nile (35), Copenhagen (45) and Trafalgar (238), together with a gratuity of ten shillings, at a ceremony held at the Royal Greenwich Hospital on 2nd April 1845. The ceremony was originally planned to take place in Trafalgar Square but was cancelled twice due to bad weather and complaints from local tradesmen. It eventually took place at the Royal Hospital, Greenwich on 2 April 1845 and was reported, with illustrations of the ceremony , in the 'Illustrated London News' of the 12th. The Testimonial Committee of the Parishioners of St Martin-in-the-Fields funded the award. For more details see Captain Douglas-Morris, Naval Medals, 1793-1856, pp. 49-53. He knew of fewer than ten surviving medals, one of which was paired with an NGS medal. Pierced otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition
New Zealand 1914-1918. Onward Headdress Badge Gilt brass with copper lugs. Fern leaves wreath with crown and NZ. The NZ Onward badge was first adopted during the First World War. It is wider than the WWII variety, being modelled on the First New Zealand Expeditionary Force badge. In very good condition
New Zealand Army Pay Corps New Zealand Army Pay Corps, King’s crown brass collar badge, with copper lugs In very good condition
Nigeria. Defence Service Medal Medal given for Defence Service 1967-1970. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Nigeria. National Service Medal Medal given for National Service 1966-1970. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
North Africa 1942-43 bar for Africa Star Original North Africa 1942-43 bar for Africa Star Nearly Extremely Fine
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Medal for Former Yugoslavia Issued from 1992 to troops under NATO command or those in direct support of NATO operations. Awarded for either 30 days in country or 90 days in the area of operations outside the former republic of Yugoslavia and the Adriatic Sea. Although the medal is issued with the clasp Former Yugoslavia, the clasp may not be worn by US troops. Countries participating include Canada, United Kingdom and USA. About as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
North Korea. Army Merit Medal Medal for Army Merit In Generally Very Fine condition
North Vietnam 1961-1975. NVA Emulation Medal Vietnam war, North Vietnamese Army Emulation medal In Generally Very Fine condition
North Vietnam 1961-1975. NVA Liberation Medal Vietnam war, North Vietnamese Army Liberation medal In Generally Very Fine condition
North Vietnam 1961-1975. NVA Opposition to America Medal Vietnam war, North Vietnamese Army medal for opposing America and saving the country. In Generally Very Fine condition
North Vietnam 1961-1975. NVA Resistance Medal Vietnam war, North Vietnam Army Resistance medal In Generally Very Fine condition
North Vietnam 1961-1975. NVA Resolution for Victory Medal Vietnam war, North Vietnamese Army Resolution for Victory medal In Generally Very Fine condition
North Vietnam 1961-1975. Vietcong Soldier Medal Vietcong Soldier of Liberation medal In Generally Very Fine condition
Northern Command Formation Sign WWII Calico Printers Association made printed formation sign, a green apple on blue rectangle. The apple is associated with Sir Ronald Adam, the Northern Command General Officer Commanding-in-Chief. Removed from uniform , otherwise in very good condition
Norway 1939-1945. Rikshird Brassard and Flag A rare brassard worn by member of the”Rikshird”being the “Stormtroops” of the Norwegian National Union Party,(”Nasjonal Samling”).This being a silk woven yellow sun cross an swords on scarlet background machined upon a good quality black cotton armband. Together with a silk Norwegian flag. (2) In excellent unworn condition.
Number 2 Commando Officer Headdress Badge No. 2 Commando Officer headdress badge. Hand made in local workshops from spoons. Rare and in very good condition
Official Instruction Book 18 Pounder Gun Field Carriage 1914-1918 Book titled “Identification List and Instructions for the Care of Air Recuperator, Carriage Field Q.F. 18-PR. Marks I* to II. 73/3/8684 (A.2.A.).” Linen reinforced card covers, 19 pages, two plates. The Ordnance QF 18 pounder Gun, was the standard British Empire field gun of the First World War-era. It formed the backbone of the Royal Field Artillery during the war, and was produced in large numbers. It was used by British Forces in all the main theatres, and by British troops in Russia in 1919. Its calibre (84 mm) and shell weight were greater than those of the equivalent field guns in French (75 mm) and German (77 mm) service. It was generally horse drawn until mechanisation in the 1930s. The first versions were introduced in 1904. Later versions remained in service with British forces until early 1942. In very good condition
One Commando Salamander Cloth Formation Sign Salamander in the flames cloth formation sign of One Commando. In very good condition
Pacific bar 1941-1945 Original Pacific bar for wear with the Burma Star 1941-1945. Generally Very Fine £18.00. 250
Pair of Major-General Shoulder Straps A pair of British Major-Generals gold bullion plaited full dress shoulder knots of WW1 and WW2 era. Each bearing a wire embroidered pip and sword & baton device. In bright and near mint condition
Pakistan. 1956 Republic Day Medal This medal was given to all ranks in the armed services to commemorate the founding of the Republic 1956. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Bahawalpur State Installation Medal 1924 Bahawalpur State installation 1924 medal, 3rd class. The hijri year 1342, with pleasing image of Sadiq Mohammed Khan V. No ribbon, in Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Group of Medals to the Baluch Regiment Group of five medals to 3044093 Havildar Mohd Sarqar, Baluch Regiment. Comprising: Sitara-i-Harb 1965; Tamgha-I-Baqa (1998 Atomic Test); 10 Year Long Service Medal; Qaradai-I-Pakistan (Golden Jubilee); Independence Golden Jubilee Medal. Only the first medal named. (5) Mounted for wear, in Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Group of Medals to the Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Group of six medals to 7021989 Lance Naik Abdul Majid E.M.E. Comprising: Sitara-I-Harb 1965; Sitara-i-Harb 1971; Tamgha-I-Jang 1965; Tamgha-I-Jang 1971; 10 Year Long Service Medal; Republic Day 1956 Medal. Only the first medal is named. (6) Mounted for wear in Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Hijri Medal Commemorative medal given to all ranks in the military forces on the start of the Hijri year 1401 (which was 1980-1981). In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Independence Golden Jubilee Medal 1997 Instituted on August 14, 1997 and given to all ranks of the armed services to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Pakistan's independence. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Independence Medal 1947 Officially named to 3236309 Sepoy Allah Ditta, Baluch Regiment. No ribbon. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Qarardad-i-Pakistan 1990 Medal The medal was awarded to all service personnel to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Pakistan revolution. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Quaid-I-Azam Commemorative Medal Medal to commemorate the 100th Birthday of Quaid-I-Azam Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Selection of Medals Comprising: Sitara-I-Harb 1971; Quain-I-Azam 100th Anniversary medal; Tamgha-I-Bada 1998 Atomic Test at Changai medal; Armed Forces Ten Year Service medal. No ribbons (4) in Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Selection of Medals Comprising: Independence Golden Jubilee 1997 medal ; Quain-I-Azam 100th Anniversary medal; Tamgha-I-Jang 1965 medal No ribbons (3) in Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Sitara-i-Harb 1965 Medal Medal awarded to all in military service for the 1965 war. Reverse named to 2040 Lnk Aman Ullah SR. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Sitara-i-Harb 1971 Medal Awarded to all who took part in the 1971 war. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tambhu-i-Istiqlal Medal This medal was awarded to selected members of the Pakistan armed forces who were associated with the 2001/2002 escalation of hostilities on the borders with India. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-I-Baqa Medal 1998 Medal awarded for participating in the 1998 Atomic Test at Changai. Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-i-Diffa Dir Bajuar Campaign 1960-1962 Medal Campaign medal for Dir Bajaur 1960-1962. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-i-Diffa Kashmir 1948 Campaign Medal Medal Medal for the 1948 military campaign in Kashmir. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-i-Diffa Kutch Campaign Medal Campaign service medal with clasp Kutch. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-I-Diffa medal with clasp Kashmir 1964-1965 Tamgha-I-Diffa medal with clasp Kashmir 1964-1965 Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-i-Diffa Siachen Glacier 1982 Medal Given for the military campaign in the Siachen Glacier region in 1982. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-i-Jang 1965 Medal Campaign medal for those who took part in the 1965 war with India. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-i-Jang 1971 Medal 1971 military service medal. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-I-Jumhuriat Medal 1988 Pakistan Republic commemorative medal Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-I-Khidmat medal 3rd Class Pakistan. Tamgha-I-Khidmat medal 3rd Class. Large size. No ribbon. Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-I-Khidmat medal 3rd Class Pakistan. Tamgha-I-Khidmat medal 3rd Class. Small size. No ribbon. Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Tamgha-i-Kidmat Award 3rd Class Third class, small size. Awarded to junior Commissioned Officers for rendering long, meritorious or distinguished service. In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Ten Years Service Medal Ten year service medal with ribbon In Generally Very Fine condition
Pakistan. Twenty Year Military Service Medal Twenty years military service medal. In Generally Very Fine condition
Parachute Regiment Headdress Badge in Silver 1945 A rare Parachute Regiment Officer headdress badge in silver. Attractive three dimensional design. Two lugs. Solid silver with makers mark JR Gaunt & Son, and silver hallmarks for the Birmingham Assay Office and 1945. In excellent condition
Parachute Regiment Plastic Headdress Badge An excellent example of the wartime economy plastic Parachute Regiment headdress badge. No distortion and both blades present In excellent condition
Patriotic Postcard 1914-1918, The Favourite of the Girls A patriotic postcard of a Lancashire Fusilier in uniform The Favourite of the Girls. Addressed to Miss Gladys M Butcher, School for the Deaf & Dumb, Doncaster. In very good condition
Philippines Parachutist Wings Set of Army qualification wings for Basic, Senior, and Master Parachutist. Also a set of Philippine Constabulary wings (red backing) for Basic, Senior, and Master Parachutist. (6) in unworn condition
Poland. Military Merit Cross in Bronze Miniature Miniature medal of the PRL Poland People's Republic Military Merit Cross bronze grade with enamel. Pin fixing. In Generally Very Fine condition
Popski’s Private Army Headdress Badge An original and very rare white metal astrolabe with copper lugs P.P.A. badge, the later type which was made in Italy. Worn on the black “Tankers” beret. Originally formed in March 1942 by the Russo-Belgian Vladimir Peniakoff with friendly Arabs a small independent intelligence gathering unit behind German/Italian lines in North Africa. Officially named No.1 Demolition Squadron it was more commonly called Popski’s Private Army. When the Axis armies in North Africa surrendered in May 1943 P.P.A moved to Italy where it was to have great success in raiding and wrecking enemy forces, eventually being disbanded in Austria on September 14, 1945. By the time it was disbanded only 191 men (of whom 10 had been killed, 17 wounded, and 1 taken prisoner) had served in the unit. Image of Popski not included. In very good condition
Primrose League Warden Medal Brass with blue and yellow enamel, made by WO Lewis Birmingham. The Primrose League was an organisation for spreading Conservative principles in Great Britain. It was founded in 1883, disbanded in 2004. The primrose was known as the favourite flower of Benjamin Disraeli, and so became associated with him. Queen Victoria sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral on 26 April 1881 with the handwritten message: "His favourite flowers: from Osborne: a tribute of affectionate regard from Queen Victoria". On the day of the unveiling of Disraeli's statue all Conservative members of the House of Commons were decorated with the primrose. A small group had for some time discussed the means for obtaining the support of the people for Conservative principles. Sir Henry Drummond Wolff said to Lord Randolph Churchill, "Let us found a primrose league". The first meeting was held at the Carlton Club shortly afterwards. In Generally Very Fine condition
Prince of Wales Investiture 1969 Medal Obverse: Bust of Prince Charles with text HRH CHARLES PRINCE OF WALES. Reverse: Three feathers, crown, motto ICH DIEN, text 1st JULY 1969 INVESTITURE CAERNARVON. The Investiture of the Prince of Wales is the ceremony marking formal acknowledgement of a newly-created Prince of Wales. During the investiture ceremony, the prince is presented and invested with the ensigns of his rank and dignity, similar to a coronation. An investiture is purely ceremonial, as the title is created via letters patent. Investitures fell into abeyance and the revival of investing the Prince of Wales in 1911 was largely due to David Lloyd George's instigation. The tradition of investing the heir apparent of the English, and subsequently the British, monarch with the title of "Prince of Wales" began in 1301, when King Edward I of England, having completed the conquest of Wales, gave the title to his heir apparent, Prince Edward (later King Edward II of England). Eimer 2116. Silver 32mm diameter. Generally Very Fine
Prisoner of War Made Cigarette Case, Die Middellandse Regiment 1940-1942 A hand made pocket cigarette case, the cover design with an engraved badge of the South African Die Middellandse Regiment flanked by the initials DMR. The back with a North Africa - Egypt scene of mosque, pyramids, camel and palm trees. Inside a horse, and mosque, buildings and palm trees, also the owner or makers name RT Ford. Manufactured from scrap aircraft aluminium in North Africa either in a bazaar or by a prisoner of war. Mobilisation orders were received for the Die Middellandse Regiment on 5 September 1940. The Regiment was assigned to the 9th Infantry Brigade part of the 2nd South African Division. The Regiment left for Egypt on board the Mauritania on 10 June, arriving in Suez on 22 June and then transported to Mareopolis. By the middle of August 1941, the Regiment was transported to El Alamein. After 5 October 1941, 2nd South African Division was placed under command of the 8th Army and moved to Bagush. The Regiment was now responsible for anti-aircraft and area defence at the Fuka airfield as well as protecting the railway line and coast between Bagush and Mersa Matruh. The Regiment was involved in the attack on Bardia between 29 December 1941 and 2 January 1942. A Company of the Regiment was also involved in the attack on Sollurn. After the fall of Sollurn, the Regiment moved on to Barrani but had to return to Sollurn to strengthen positions there. B Company was moved to Tobruk in March 1942 under command of 3rd Brigade. With the eventual fall of Tobruk, 444 members of the Regiment were taken prisoner. Due to the fact that the majority of the Regiment were now prisoners of war, the Regiment was officially disbanded on 6 September 1942. Worthy of further research, in very good condition
Prisoner of War Made Cigarette Case, Sud Africa 1944 A hand made pocket cigarette case. The cover and back with hand engraved design incorporating acanthus leaves. The inside with geometric hand engraved design of Art Deco style with text "SUD AFRICA" "1944". Probably made by an Italian or German Prisoner of War from scrap aircraft aluminium. The axis POWs were held in camps through Britain, the commonwealth and allied countries. Around 12,000 Italian pows were in South Africa. In very good condition
RAF Parachute Jump Instructor Wing Late wartime issue, padded, machine embroidered RAF PJI half wing. Paper backing. Unworn condition
Recipes of the 1940’s by Irene Veal Original 1944 publication. Hard cover with dust wrapper, 252 pages. Contains 100s of period recipes with food control and rationed ingredients. Recipes for meals on offer from the Ministry of Food, the Navy, Army, RAF, NFS, Bank of England, BBC, NAAFI, House of Lords, leading London hotels etc. Also a large section on Home Recipes. In very good condition
Reconnaissance Corps Headdress Badge WWII Reconnaissance Corps headdress badge. In brass with lugs. In very good condition
Regimental Badges by Major T.J. Edwards Published by Ernest Benn Limited 1980. Hard covers with dust wrapper. 358 pages. A description and drawing of the badges of various regiments, history of the cap badge and it evolution. In very good condition
Rifle Brigade 1931 Best Shot Medal In bronze 45mm diameter. Obverse with badge of the Rifle Brigade. Reverse with wreath and text “Depot The Rifle Brigade October Platoon 1931, 2nd Best Shot LA. Rfn F.G. Hems Score Of 97”. Contained in silk and velvet lined fitted case, manufacturer F Phillips Medallist Aldershot. Medal about as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Rifle Brigade 1932 Boxing Medal In bronze 45mm diameter. Obverse with badge of the Rifle Brigade. Reverse with two boxers and text “Bn Novices 1932. Best Loser Rfn Hems”. Contained in silk and velvet lined fitted case, manufacturer F Phillips Medallist Aldershot. Medal about as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Romania. Two Medals Comprising: 1954 Military Merit medal; 1962 Agricultural Merit medal. (2) in Generally Very Fine condition
Royal Armoured Corps Title Original WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder title R.A.C In excellent condition
Royal Army Medical Corps Title Original WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder title RAMC In excellent condition
Royal Army Ordnance Corps Titles A selection of three different original WWII black on khaki shoulder titles RAOC In very good condition
Royal Army Pay Corps Formation Sign & Title Cloth embroidered Southern Command arm badge in RAPC colours, together with cloth embroidered title yellow letters ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS on navy blue. Small nip on sign, otherwise in unworn condition
Royal Army Pay Corps Metal Titles Two pairs of large anodised RAPC titles, pair of small anodised RAPC titles, large brass RAPC title. (7) in very good condition
Royal Artillery Headdress Badge Grenade headdress or collar badge, with copper lugs. Also worn by on the tunic by ATS personnel attached to Royal Artillery units In very good condition
Royal Artillery Headdress Badge Royal Artillery headdress badge, king's crown, reinforced behind crown. In very good condition
Royal Artillery Moving Wheel Headdress Badge Royal Artillery headdress badge, king's crown, moving wheel type. Brass with slider. In very good condition
Royal Artillery Titles A selection of three different WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder titles RA In very good condition
Royal Artillery WW1 Economy All Brass Headdress Badge Royal Artillery all brass economy headdress badge of the 1914-1918 war. For other ranks. Solid brass between wheel spokes and under the Ubique title. King's crown. In very good condition
Royal Artillery WW2 Plastic Economy Gun Headdress Badge Royal Artillery 1939-1945 war plastic economy headdress badge. Other ranks. King's crown, gun pattern. No makers markings, brass slider. Rare. In very good condition.
Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Beret Badge WWII King’s crown RCAC badge, small size 39x30 mm, in white metal with brass lugs. In very good condition
Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps, King’s crown brass collar badge, brooched In very good condition
Royal Corps of Signals Headdress Badge Bi metal, figure of Mercury within an oval, text ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS, surmounted by a King‘s crown. Brass slider. In very good condition
Royal Corps of Signals Titles Pair of WW2 cloth embroidered Royal Corps of Signals shoulder titles Mini moth hole otherwise in mint unworn condition
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Titles A selection of three original but different WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder titles REME In excellent condition
Royal Engineers Headdress Badge A good example of the all brass George V RE headdress badge. Slider fixing, in very good condition
Royal Flying Corps Officers Side Cap Khaki cloth overseas or side cap. Bronze RFC badge and buttons, silk lining. No maker, owners name, or initials. Two small moth holes, service wear, otherwise in very good condition
Royal Indian Navy Officer Belt Buckle Royal Indian Navy Officer belt buckle. Around 95% of the original gilt finish on brass. Outer circle of laurels with small sun above fouled anchor centre. In very good condition
Royal Marines Colour Sergeant Sleeve Insignia King's crown Royal Marine Colour Sergeant sleeve Insignia. Gold wire design on blue-black wool cloth, with applied red velvet and silk embroidery. Attractive three-dimensional effect with crown, anchor and globe. In very good condition
Royal Marines Commando Commachio Company Commachio Company Royal Marines Commando blazer pocket badge and accompanying commando neck tie. In very good condition
Royal Marines Titles A matching pair of “Cash Tapes” woven cloth shoulder titles. In mint unworn condition
Royal Navy Petty Officer Peaked Cap White waterproof top with bullion wire Queens crown badge. Patent leather peak and chinstrap. Owners name “Orchard” in liner, no maker or size markings. Badge requires cleaning. In very good condition
Royal Navy Uniform Group 1930 A 1930’s period Royal Naval Lieutenants uniform consisting of frock coat having full dress epaulettes with appropriate silver wire anchor of rank,” fore and aft “ chapeau and dress belt complete with sword hanging straps. The whole grouping is in immaculate condition and come with accoutrements metal storage box displaying the name “I.Cooke” in white paint to the lid.
Royal Navy Victorian Officer Belt Buckle Victorian naval officer dress belt buckle. With around 95% fire gilt brass. Of standard design, Victorian crown above a fouled anchor with a surround of laurel leaves. In very good condition
Royal Navy Victorian Officer Sword Belt Royal Navy Officer folded leather sword belt. With a standard officer Buckle having a strong bronze patina. Sword straps missing otherwise complete and in very good condition
Royal Signals Title Gilt brass shoulder title R.SIGNALS with copper lugs. In very good condition
Royal Tank Regiment Sleeve Badge Royal Tank Regiment sleeve badge for wear on the tropical uniform. Introduced in 1956 and worn by all ranks in khaki drill or olive green was also authorised for officers wearing No.3 and No.4 dress the tropical equivalents of No.1 and No.2 dress. Complete with backing plate and black backing cloth. In very good condition
Royal Tank Regiment Title Original WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder title RTR In good condition
Rudi's Story by Gert Friedlander & Keith Turner A true and remarkable story based on the diary kept by Rudi Friedlander. Rudi was a German Jew who escaped to Britain from the oppression of nazi Germany, he volunteered for hazardous service with the British army and serving under an assumed name joined the Special Air Service regiment. He was captured in Italy, escaped, twice parachuted into occupied France and decorated for his bravery. Card covers, 144 pages. Please ask when placing the order if you would like your copy signed by Keith one of the authors (sadly Gert is no longer with us). New condition
Russia 1910. Imperial Russian Uniform Booklet A rare Imperial Russian uniform soft cover book with a display and description of all Tzarist military uniforms. Printed in 1910 and measuring 23cm x 17cm it has twenty five full colour plates showing for each Regiment, headdress, tunic, trousers, collar detail and regimental shoulder board cyphers. Apart from some sun fade to cover, it is in excellent condition
Russia. Imperial Fire Service Officers Breast Badge Stamped silver Imperial Russian, tsarist, Fire Service Officer Breast Badge. An oval surround of leaves and berries, topped by the imperial Russian crown. To the centre a firemans helmet with crossed picks behind. The base a scroll with four cyrillic characters and central cartouche with monogram. Three silver hallmarks on the reverse. The original screw and spinner replaced with a hooked pin catch, otherwise in very good condition
Russian Orders & Awards Catalogue “Russische Orden Aus Hochadeligen Besitz”, this is a Hermann Historica auction catalogue in hard back complete with dust cover for 20th October 2000 with every page in full colour photographs of Imperial Russian Orders and Decorations. Although classed as an auction catalogue is a fabulous reference work. In new condition
Saddler Trade Badge Cloth embroidered horse bit on khaki, white cheese-cloth backing. Originally designed for a Collar Maker but later also Saddler, Saddletree maker and Harness maker. In unworn condition
Salonica 1915-17 Souvenir Coin Italian silver One Lira coin, the obverse has been polished smooth and engraved “ Aggie, Salonica 1915-17”. A nice keepsake made by a serviceman for his sweetheart In Generally Very Fine Condition
Salvation Army Peaked Cap Dark blue cloth cap with gilt brass, blood and Fire, Salvation Army badge. Red cord chinstrap. No maker or size markings. Light moth damage, otherwise in good condition
Samuel Plimsoll Laudatory Medal 1875 Obverse: Bust of Samuel Plimsoll, text S.PLIMSOLL. HOUSE OF COMMONS 22 JULY 1875 LONDON. Reverse: Port broadside of a ship being wrecked by high seas, skull and crossbones on sail, text COFFIN SHIP. Samuel Plimsoll (1828-1898), “the sailors friend” A coal merchant in London in 1853 and was elected MP for Derby, 1868-80, during which time he worked ceaselessly to expedite the passing of the Merchant Shipping Act in 1876. On July 22 1875 Plimsoll created a scene in the House of Commons with his protest against the obstruction of the ship owning members of the House and refused to withdraw. His protest centred around his insistence on the introduction of the compulsory load line for shipping; the term “coffin ship” was applied to those ships without this line and therefore unsafe for the crews who sailed them. BHM 3015. Brass 25mm diameter, by A Chevalier. In Generally Very Fine Condition
Scrimshaw Coffin, 19th Century A unique example a whalers art being a bone and ivory coffin with a body length of 11cm, the lid which appears to have been carved from a single piece of possibly tooth ivory depicts a fairly common whaling scene of crewmen in small boats harpooning a whale with on the horizon a three mast factory ship. Removing the lid reveals an articulated skeleton with nodding skull and moving arms pegged at the shoulders. Unfortunately the pegging of legs to hip bone had been broken and after a small repair are now fixed rigid. The coffin body appears to have been constructed from at least ten small pieces of tooth and bone ivory then pegged in place. One can only guess as to the story behind this rather macabre creation.
Seaborne Shoulder Title with Details of the Wearer Seaborne cloth embroidered shoulder title, together with accompanying letter, research and The Royal Observer Corps journal. The title had been worn by Tony Court, Observer Corps, who worked on HMS Battleaxe part of "S" Force during the initial assault on Sword Beach D-Day, eventually doing six trips to Normandy during the allied invasion, he said "we never engaged the enemy, but we certainly restrained our enthusiastic gunners from firing at our own aircraft" Title in used, but very good condition
Second Army Formation Sign Printed on cloth. Crusaders sword on blue cross, on white shield. Formed in England in the summer of 1944, raised for the invasion of Europe and went ashore on D Day, 6th June 1944, as part of 21st Army Group under Lieutenant General Sir Miles Dempsey. Saw much hard fighting in the establishment of a beachhead at Caen and in the German defeat at Falaise… Removed from a uniform otherwise in very good condition
Shelter by Benjamin Rubin An original pastel drawing of civilians taking shelter whilst aircraft bomb their village, during the Civil War in Spain 1936-1939. Benjamin Rubin (1896-1998) was born in Austria and came to the USA as a child. He was a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York in 1919 and the National Academy of Design in New York in 1924. He worked as an etcher, engraver, pastelist, water colourist and painter. His work was shown at the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, Washington Museum of Fine Art, The Artist’s Union Baltimore, Carnegie Institute, and Smithsonian. Mounted, framed and glazed. Frame 33 x 36cms, image 18 x 22cms. In excellent condition
Sherwood Foresters Headdress Badge 1901-1910 The Sherwood Foresters, Notts & Derbyshire Regiment Edwardian headdress badge in bi-metal, Imperial crown, Notts & Derby on scroll. K&K 662. With copper lugs. In very good condition
Shoulder Flashes of India and S.E.A.C. 1940-1945 Original period black & white printed sheet, 30 x 25 cms, illustrating all 74 formation signs. Would look good framed. Fold mark at centre, otherwise in very good condition
Shuttleworth Fanily Greatcoat and Dress Overalls A splendid greatcoat and dress overalls set from the estate of Richard Shuttleworth (Shuttleworth Collection). The greatcoat of the 15th Lancers -Indian Army is of high quality black melton wool having deep gauntlet cuffs, is single breasted secured by four well spaced 15th lancer buttons and a separate full belt. It has a functioning all weather collar lined to the underside with buff doe skin,sewn in shoulder straps to which unfortunately rank insignia has been removed The interior has a half body lining of scarlet silk with no inside breast pockets. The dress overalls are pretty much of a period standard model, high waisted with fish tail back, tapered legs that rise and fall over the boot and to each outer seam a buff doe skin wool stripe overlaid by a gold lace stripe of woven acorn and oak leaf pattern.
Silver Essex Shield Hand engraved sheet silver. In shape of a shield with three seaxes, the crest of Essex. Maker MNW and silver hallmarks for the Birmingham Assay Office 1919. Possibly from a Regimental presentation item or civic ornament. 37 x 45 mm. Three holes for attachment. In excellent condition
Skill-At-Arms Badges Nine, cloth embroidered, skill-at-arms specialist and rank badges, including Regimental Signaller, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Personnel, Tank Transporter, Advanced Diver, Assault Pioneer, Carpenter, Instructor Army Physical Training, etc. (9) in very good condition
Skill-At-Arms Badges Nine, cloth embroidered, skill-at-arms specialist and rank badges, including Regimental Signaller, Artificer, Close Protection, Piper, Driver, Ammunition Technician, Railwaymen, etc. (9) in very good condition
Skill-At-Arms Badges Nine, cloth embroidered, skill-at-arms specialist and rank badges, including Regimental Signaller King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Artificer, Driver, Gun Layer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Personnel, Aircraft Spotter, Farrier, etc. (9) in very good condition
South Africa. African National Congress Earrings A pair of silver Apartheid period “African National Congress” earrings bearing the early Insignia of this organisation having the lettering ANC running diagonally across a cog wheel against a Zulu shield and assegai
South African Air Force Headdress Badge SAAF headdress badge, King's Crown, Bi-lingual. In very good condition
South African Air Force Headdress Badge WW2 Bi-lingual SAAF - SALM badge, gilt with pin and hook attachment In excellent condition
Southern Command Formation Sign Cloth embroidered sleeve patch. In red and navy blue wool cloth with machine embroidered bar and stars in white, yellow and navy blue. For wear by REME units in Southern Command Removed from tunic, otherwise in very good condition
Southern Command Formation Sign Original WWII Southern Command Royal Signals formation sign, five blue and white embroidered stars on a shield. Representing the constellation of the Southern Cross. In very good condition
Spain 1936. Governor of Valencia Insignia A most beautiful piece of gold wire and coloured silk embroidery work featuring the insignia for the Governor of Valencia. Embroidered upon green-blue silk being the coat of arms of Valencia each part has a three dimensional aspect. From the Spanish Civil War period
Spain 1939-1945. Blue Division Lapel Badge A lapel badge for member / veteran of the Blue Division in Russia displaying a laurel bedecked German steel helmet upon a background of arrows, it has a stud Lapel fixing with serial number ‘8887 A’ stamped upon back. In excellent condition
Spain. International Brigades Merit Medal 1936-1939 In white metal, gilt with red and green enamel paint. Obverse with map of Spain, red star, green oak leaves, text Voluntarios Internacionales De La Libertad. Reverse with text PRO MERITAS B.I-I.B In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Special Boat Section Army Commandos 1939-1945 Headdress Badge A collectors copy of the rare SBS headdress badge. In white metal and coloured enamels. Brooch pin and hook fixing. In excellent condition
Special Proficiency Pay Qualification Badge SP within a wreath, machine embroidered in while and brown on khaki felt. Typical WWII manufacture with glue back. “Personnel granted special proficiency pay or its equivalent” – Army Order 41 of 1938, details increases of pay for soldiers in two parts, those granted early in a soldiers service, and those granted later as a result of good conduct. Discontinued in 1950 Unworn condition
Special Proficiency Qualification Trade skill-at-arms, qualification badge special proficiency. Cream and brown embroidered thread on khaki felt. Fine mesh backing. “Personnel granted special proficiency pay or its equivalent” – Army Order 41 of 1938, details increases of pay for soldiers in two parts, those granted early in a soldiers service, and those granted later as a result of good conduct. Discontinued in 1950 In unused condition
Special Proficiency, Cloth Trades Badge Khaki and grey embroidery SP and laurel leaves on khaki wool backing. Unworn condition
Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima Patriotic sheet music, Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima. Recorded in 1945 by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. A fine image that would look excellent in a frame. In good condition
The 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Headdress Badge 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards headdress badge with slider. In very good condition
The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Headdress Badge Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire headdress badge. In white metal with slider. In very good condition
The Bedfordshire Regiment Headdress Badge Bedfordshire Regiment headdress badge. Bi-metal with slider. In good condition
The Black Watch, A Short History by Bernard Fergusson The Black Watch, A Short History by Bernard Fergusson.Woods of Perth (Printers) Ltd. 1985 Revised Edition. 138 pages. Linen and card covers. In very good condition
The Border Regiment Headdress Badge White metal headdress badge with brass slider. In very good condition
The Border Regiment Headdress Badge Border Regiment headdress badge. White metal with slider, red felt backing to centre. In very good condition
The Bulletin, Journal of the Military Historical Society Five early editions of the journal, February 1958; August 1958; August 1962; November 1973; November 1977. Each edition containing a wealth of information about military history from the 1700s to date, with photographs of soldiers, badges, maps etc. (5) in very good condition
The Bulletin, Journal of the Military Historical Society Folders Five previously used titled folders to house editions of the journal. Each folder to take twelve journals. (5) in good condition
The Changing of the Guard Sheet music, written, composed and featured Mr Flotsam and Mr Jetsa. Home front popular music sheet published by Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd. in 1931. A great image of marching guardsmen. In very good condition
The Coldstream Guards Headdress Badge Coldstream Guards headdress badge with lugs In very good condition
The Devonshire Regiment Headdress Badge Devonshire Regiment headdress badge. Lug fixings. In good condition
The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) Headdress Badge Middlesex Regiment headdress badge. Bi-metal with slider. In very good condition
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Headdress Badge DCLI headdress badge, in white metal with slider In very good condition £6.00. 100
The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Headdress Badge White metal headdress badge with brass slider. In very good condition
The East Surrey Regiment Headdress Badge East Surrey headdress badge. Bi-metal, blow holes, slider. In very good condition
The Empire’s Battle Cry Sheet music marching song with words by Irene B Cowell and music by James Morrell. Copyright 1940 by Arthur H Stockwell Ltd. Ludgate Hill, London, E.C.4 Fearsome lion cover image. In good condition
The Essex Regiment Christmas Card 1942 The Essex Regiment Christmas Card 1942 Attractive card with collar badge image of the captured French Napoleonic standard and title The Essex Regiment on cover. Inside with greeting and hand written dedication from George, India 1942. In very good condition
The Essex Regiment Headdress Badge Bi-metal headdress badge with brass Lambourne & Co. slider. Slider has been re-attached, otherwise in very good condition
The Essex Regiment Headdress Badge Essex Regiment headdress badge with slider In very good condition
The Essex Yeomanry Who’s Who 1950 Original publication with brief particulars of 74 Officers of the Essex Yeomanry. With full name, rank, decorations, foreign decorations, date of birth, dates with the EY, summary of military service, address. Light bleed from staples, otherwise in very good condition
The Fighting Cock Original daily newspaper for the troops of the 23 Indian Division, edition of Tuesday January 29th 1946, published in Batavia, Java. With headlines Security Council Starts, and articles including - Empire Troops for Japan; Looting Increase in Batavia; Jap War Criminals; Batavia Football League; Soviet Atom Awa; Hindustani Section. Etc. In very good condition
The General Service Medal - Palestine 1945-48 by Dave Buxton The General Service Medal - Palestine 1945-48 by Dave Buxton The book contains an introduction, British military involvement and chronology of events. The Order of Battle of the British Forces in Palestine, honours and awards, and the casualty roll. 46 pages, card covers. New
The Gloucestershire Regiment Headdress Badge Gloucestershire Regiment headdress badge with slider In very good condition
The Great Exhibition 1851 Medal Obverse: Bare head of Prince Albert, text HRH PRINCE ALBERT. STRUCK IN THE BUILDING OF THE EXHIBITION. Reverse: Royal coat of arms with supporters, text GRAT EXHIBITION OF THE INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS.LONDON. The Exhibition held in Hyde Park in 1851 was originally conceived as one of a series of triennial exhibitions of the works of British Industry under the auspices of the Royal Society of Arts. The exhibition was housed in a building known as the Crystal Palace, opened on May 1, 1851, Queen Victoria performing the opening ceremony accompanied by various members of the royal family. During the 141 days that the exhibition remained open it was visited by 6,039,195 people with an average daily attendance of 42,831. With approximately 14,000 exhibits, divided into four main classes, were on display; raw materials, machinery and mechanical inventions, manufacturers, sculpture and plastic art; they were shown by 8200 exhibitors. White metal 38mm dia. By WJ Taylor. Eimer 1463, BHM 2459. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
The Grenadier Guards Headdress Badge Grenadier Guards headdress badge with lugs In good condition
The Historical Register Established 1845 Medal Obverse: crown above royal shield within ribbon, text THE NATIONAL PRINTED RECORD OF THE HISTORICAL REGISTER ESTAB. 1845. Reverse: A butterfly within a circle formed by a snake swallowing its own tail, text MARRIAGES. BIRTHS. DEATHS. The full title of this publication was Historical Register. A stamped newspaper and register of family events, national and private biography, life and health. Published in London, it only ran ten issues between January 4 and March 8, 1845 when it was discontinued. Brass 23mm dia. BHM 2211. In Generally Very Fine condition
The Journal of the T.E. Lawrence Society Volume XXVII (2017/18), No.1. Contents: The Mystery of Blue Mist, Lawrence's Rolls-Royce by James Stejskal; I wasn't very respectably born by Dick Benson-Giles; Jeremy Wilson by Joe Breton & Peter Metcalfe. Card covers, 103 pages, photo illustrations, notes. In excellent condition
The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) Headdress Badge Brass metal headdress badge with long slider. In very good condition
The Lincolnshire Regiment Headdress Badge Lincolnshire Regiment headdress badge. Slider re-soldered, looks like a period repair, otherwise in very good condition
The London Rifle Brigade Headdress Badge White metal headdress badge with copper lugs. In very good condition
The Naval Army & Air Force Institute Badge NAAFI staff badge in bronze with lugs, 32mm high. For wear on cap or collar. In very good condition
The Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) Headdress Badge Somerset Light Infantry headdress badge with slider In very good condition
The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) Headdress Badge The Royal West Kent Regiment headdress badge. In white metal with with slider. In very good condition
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) Headdress Badge The Queen's Regiment headdress badge. In brass with slider. This version of the badge was introduced in 1924. In very good condition
The Royal Army Pay Corps Headdress Badge Royal Army Pay Corps headdress badge with slider. This badge pattern was adopted in 1929. In very good condition
The Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Headdress Badge Royal Fusiliers headdress badge with slider In very good condition
The Royal Sussex Regiment Headdress Badge Royal Sussex Regiment headdress badge. Bi-metal with slider. In very good condition
The Royal Tournament 1992 Participants Medal Obverse: Mythical winged horse sea-creature, flower spray, text THE ROYAL TOURNAMENT. Reverse: Laurel wreath 1992. Contained in blue mount with plastic case. The 1992 Royal Tournament was held on July 18, 1992. HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother took the salute from 2,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen at Earls Court, London for the biggest military display of the year. Presented by the RAF, this show included a celebration of man's quest for flight, the massed bands of the RAF and the Queen's Colour Squadron, and the traditional Royal Navy field gun competition when the naval gunners from Devonport competed against the Fleet Air Arm. The Royal Tournament was the world's largest military tattoo and pageant, held by the British Armed Forces annually between 1880 and 1999. The venue was originally the Royal Agricultural Hall and latterly the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. In its later years it also acted as a fundraising event for leading forces charities, such as The Royal British Legion. Gilt brass 38mm diameter. About as struck Extremely Fine
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment Headdress Badge Royal Warwickshire Regiment headdress badge. Bi-metal with slider. In very good condition
The South Staffordshire Regiment Headdress Badge South Staffordshire Regiment headdress badge. Bi metal with slider. In very good condition
The Suffolk Regiment Headdress Badge Suffolk Regiment headdress badge. Bi-metal, blow holes, slider. In very good condition
The Vermin Club Letter, membership card, copy of the constitution, and two badges of the Vermin Club. From Wikipedia: The Vermin Club was an organisation of grassroots Conservative Party supporters in Britain in the late 1940s. On the evening of 4 July 1948, Aneurin Bevan, the Labour Government's Minister of Health, addressed the annual Labour rally for the North of England at Belle Vue, Manchester, and described Conservatives as "lower than vermin". This was at a point when Conservative fortunes were starting to turn and Bevan's Labour Party was facing disillusionment and division. Young Tories took on the description with ironic self-deprecation and set up the Vermin Club. Members took to wearing vermin badges (a chrome badge featuring a rat and the word VERMIN). A whole hierarchy was established, so that those who recruited ten new party members wore badges identifying them as vile vermin; those who recruited twenty were very vile vermin. Margaret Thatcher was an early member of the group and rose through the ranks to become a "Chief Rat". The club boasted a membership of between 105,000–120,000 at its height. Generally in very good condition
The Welch Regiment Headdress Badge Welch Regiment headdress badge. Bi-metal with slider. The spelling changed from Welsh to Welch in 1920 In very good condition
The Worcestershire Regiment Headdress Badge Brass metal headdress badge with slider. In very good condition
They Sought Out Rommel, 1942 HMSO Publication A diary of the Libyan campaign from November 16th to December 31st 1941. From the Army at War series published by His Majesty's Stationery Office in 1942. 72 pages, card covers, originally priced at sixpence. A good read with interesting anecdotes and useful information. Cover a/f otherwise in good condition
Tin Hat Appeal Fund Badge 1939-1945 1939-1945 Tin Hat War Service Appeal Fund badge, in shape of a Mk1 Tommy combat helmet. Light wear otherwise in good condition
Trade Badge for Rough-Rider & Riding Instructor A light khaki edged in grey spur, machine embroidered on khaki felt. Worn neck upwards on the upper right arm by qualified Rough-Riders, Riding Instructors and Remount Trainers. The Rough-Rider is responsible for breaking-in new horses and new recruits for the cavalry. Unworn, as new condition
Training Ship Worcester Blouse A Victoria’s naval ratings pattern blouse or “frock” personalised with to its chest area a decorative panel above the legend “WORCESTER” in red needlepoint embroidery. With a large oval reinforcing patch on each sleeve elbow, inside pocket to right chest and external pocket to the left. On the left shoulder is a blue watch tape strip and on the button cuff a square white patch with a blue embroidered ships wheel To the right hand buttoned cuff a strip of white tape below an oval white patch with an embroidered fouled anchor. Sadly, this top has suffered some degree of moth damage to elbow reinforcing , a small area on nape of collar and stomach area. This is accompanied by a WW1 ratings standard pattern jumper cotton over collar which were worn together.
Twelve Commando Cloth Shoulder Title Twelve Commando Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from a uniform and in very good condition
Two WW2 Propaganda Leaflets “Achtung!” “Das Find Der Fuhrer!” Two Air-dropped propaganda leaflets, both 21.5 x 14 cms, double sided, disseminated by the Allies for consumption by German soldiers and civilians. “Die Americitanishe presse…Goring RM30030000…”. From the same series with codes 151 and 158 (2) fold marks, fragile, in fair condition
Type 3 MKII "B2" Radio Transmitter / Receiver Type 3 Mk II "B2" Radio, transmitter / receiver. Model 3/11, serial number 89960, chassis number 4973. Contained in two metal transit "drop" cases labelled G and H. All components are original, correct type, and came with the set and includes morse key, earphones, spares box, set of three tank coils, three crystals, two screwdrivers, ceramic insulators for the aerial, battery lead, spare valves, etc. The "B2" was designed by Major John Brown at Special Operations Executive (SOE) Station X, The Frythe, Welwyn, and introduced for use in 1942. It was robust, well designed, and easy to operate. It was the mainstay of SOE, Resistance, Partisans and those operating behind enemy lines and was in use through the wartime years. The set was issued fitted in either a suitcase or drop cases depending upon how it was to be used. This actual set was allocated to SOE member "George" during WW2. George set up, operated, and maintained several wireless transmission stations for Force 133 and Middle East Land Forces in the Middle East and Balkans. George was later assigned to Burma and after the surrender of Japan George was reassigned to Berlin where he kept the radio set with him and used it to keep discreet communications with his wife in the UK!. Complete and in very good condition, together with a copy letter from "George".
U.S. Army Finance Corps Gilt brass and enamel Distinctive Insignia DI badge, motto To Support And Serve, with clutch-pin fixing and marked G-23 Made in USA.; Pair of uniform collar badges, clutch-pin fixings. (3) In very good condition
U.S.A. 1881. Helmet Bosses A small lot of pattern 1881 Dress Helmet chin strap bosses comprising of two clerk/QM dept.,two unknown National Guard, two Artillery, one Infantry, one NG with postal type Horn and three Cavalry devices. Sold as a lot
U.S.A. 1905. QM Headdress Badge A mint condition bronzed brass Quartermaster Department Sergeants hat badge for wear on the 1902-1912 khaki service peaked hat.
United Nations Emergency Service Medal MINURCA Medal given for service with the UN Mission in the Central African Republic 1998 to 2000. About as struck, in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
USA & USSR. Apollo-Soyuz Space Mission 1975 The Partners in Space commemorative set of sterling silver medal and two cancelled stamps honouring the first US. - Soviet joint space mission on July 17, 1975. The Soviet stamp was from an original painting by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, commander of the Soviet spacecraft, and had been officially hand cancelled at the Soviet launching site at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, USSR. The United States stamp bears the official postmark from the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA, where the Apollo spacecraft was launched. The silver medal portrays all five crew men who participated in the space flight. Together with the John Pinches Limited letter, Partners in Space booklet, and card cover. In excellent condition
USA 1840. U.S. Militia Buckle A crudely sand cast brass two piece buckle of an 1840’s militia stock pattern, having a plain outer piece and a centre of spread eagle and shield enclosed within a border of small stars. This pattern would have been cheaply and hurriedly manufactured for many of the early Civil War raised units. Although intact it has the appearance of being retrieved from a “trash” pit
USA 1850. Albany Burghese Corps Belt Buckle A stock pre-Civil War 1850s pattern spoon and wreath belt buckle attributed to the Albany Burghese Corps. Design features a laurel leaf surround on the female part, and a face on lion head on the male part or spoon. In very good condition
USA 1860s. Confederate Veterans Belt Plate A rectangular brass belt plate with keeper for an officer of the “United Confederate Veteran” organisation with the initials UCV pin fitted to the centre of a deep relief silver laurel wreath sweated to pebbled backing. An extremely attractive plate in excellent condition.
USA 1860s. Confederate Veterans Slouch Hat Badge An oval of tin backed fine jaceron bordered “Cadet Grey” wool cloth with to its centre a bright gilded brass wreath surround to white metal initials UCV within centre. In very good condition for wear on felt slouch type hat
USA 1860s. South Carolina Belt Plate An early post American Civil War cast brass rectangular belt for the state of South Carolina having a deep relief laurel wreath with a separately applied real silver palmetto device to the centre. This may been for a National Guard Officer during the reconstruction period or for a member of a South Carolina Confederate Veteran Organisation. The detail to this plate is excellent
USA 1860s. Union Engineer Belt Plate A superb quality virtual mint condition variant Union Engineer or USMA Officer belt plate of gilded brass with a large applied silver castle to centre. This comes with a keeper which although being a perfect fit is not in my view the original partner to this plate
USA 1861-1865. Civil War Army Campaign Service Medal A rare original contemporary issue, with on the rim M.No. 4723. Blue and grey ribbon with period wrap brooch fixing. Worthy of research In Generally Very Fine condition
USA 1861-1865. Civil War Confederate Ammunition Confederate Ammunition from Cold Harbour comprising: two .56 calibre "Minnie" bullets and two .69 calibre round-balls. These were dug from a battle site near the Confederate capital Richmond, Virginia. The bullets are part of a cache of abandoned ammunition left behind Confederate trenches above the Totopotomoi Creek in Hanover County. North Carolina troops successfully prevented Union soldiers from turning the Confederate left here during the May/June 1864 Battle of Cold Harbour. In good condition
USA 1861-1865. Civil War Confederate Drummer Boy Sculpture Confederate C.S.A. Drummer Boy cold cast bronze statue sculpted by Roy Tunison. Limited edition number 35 of 350. The height is approximately 12” including the walnut hardwood base with an engraved brass plaque bearing the title of the piece and the sculptors name. The authentic period clothing and historical accuracy of the drummers is a recognised trademark of Tunison sculptures. The detail and realism in their expression is unrivalled. The Drummer carries the standard issue side drum of a maple shell, skin head and snares. During the American Civil War 1861-1865, soldiers were awakened, called to meals, retired for the evening and marched into battle all to the sound of a drum call. Every company had at least one drummer boy and it was his job to keep the army moving. Tunison’s sculptures of a U.S.A. Drummer Boy and a C.S.A. Drummer Boy depict young men of about fourteen years of age. While sculpting the clay figures for casting, Tunison’s sons posed for him in period clothing holding an authentically recreated period drum. The average age of a drummer was a youth to an eighteen year. Civil War drummers received pay of $12 monthly which was $1 less than an infantry private received. They were generally excused from fatigue duty and during combat they served in the rear as stretcher-bearers. Their role was an important and necessary one in both armies as they faced the same dangers and daily hardships of their comrades in the infantry. In excellent condition
USA 1861-1865. Civil War Deven's Brigade Badge Celluloid lapel badge with image of General Deven and text: Reunion Devens' Brigade. Worcester Mass. Oct 16, 1901. Reverse with pin and makers details. In excellent condition
USA 1861-1865. Civil War Tunic Button An original Civil War Infantry Tunic Button. Gilt brass 21mm button, with design of an eagle and shield I. The back with shank and makers details: SCOVILL MFG CO. WATERBURY. In excellent condition
USA 1861-1865. Civil War Union Drummer Boy Sculpture Union Drummer Boy cold cast bronze statue sculpted by Roy Tunison. Limited edition number 32 of 350. The height is approximately 12” including the walnut hardwood base with an engraved brass plaque bearing the title of the piece and the sculptors name. The authentic period clothing and historical accuracy of the drummers is a recognised trademark of Tunison sculptures. The detail and realism in their expression is unrivalled. The Drummer carries the standard issue side drum of a maple shell, skin head and snares. During the American Civil War 1861-1865, soldiers were awakened, called to meals, retired for the evening and marched into battle all to the sound of a drum call. Every company had at least one drummer boy and it was his job to keep the army moving. Tunison’s sculptures of a U.S.A. Drummer Boy and a C.S.A. Drummer Boy depict young men of about fourteen years of age. While sculpting the clay figures for casting, Tunison’s sons posed for him in period clothing holding an authentically recreated period drum. The average age of a drummer was a youth to an eighteen year old and sometimes even younger. Civil War drummers received pay of $12 monthly which was $1 less than an infantry private received. They were generally excused from fatigue duty and during combat they served in the rear as stretcher-bearers. Their role was an important and necessary one in both armies as they faced the same dangers and daily hardships of their comrades in the infantry. In excellent condition
USA 1861-1865. West Virginia State Civil War Service Medal Civil War Service & Honourable Discharge medal presented by the State of West Virginia for service during the Civil War 1861-1865. Named on the rim to: John Circle Co.A 4th Reg. Inf. Vols. The soldiers actual name was John Zirkel. His wife was Permelia (nee Hutson). They lived in Mason County West Virginia. John's parents were Michael and Catherine Zirkel who also lived in Mason County WVa. In Generally Very Fine condition
USA 1865. Civil War Colonel's Commission Documents Rush's Lancers A most attractive and rare parchment Presidential Commission Document to Brevet Colonel Charles Ross Smith, 6th PA Cavalry Regiment "Rush's Lancers", dated March 1865 and awarded for "Gallant and Meritorious Service at the Battles of Todd's Tavern, Yellow Tavern and Howe's Shop". With seal etc.; Also the letter that accompanied the commission, signed by Assistant Adjutant General JC Kelton with the addressed envelope; Letter dated July 18, 1868 from Senator Alex B Cattill congratulating Colonel Charles Ross Smith on his Commission as Colonel by Brevet for his gallant and meritorious service. A Philadelphia man, Smith was originally a member of the prestigious Washington Grays, joining in 1847. He served in the three month campaign in 1861 as a First Lieutenant of Company A, 17th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Joining the famous 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry "Rush's Lancers", he recruited and organised Company A as its Captain. Smith was promoted to First Major then Lt. Colonel of the regiment, and was in command at Harrison's Landing and during McClellan's retreat from the Peninsula in 1862. On February 15,1862 Smith was appointed Provost Marshal to General Stoneman. This post led to an appointment on July 29, 1863 with General Pleasonton (now in command of the consolidated Cavalry Division created only recently by Hooker) as his Chief of Staff. In this capacity, Smith had regular contact with the famous cavalry field brigade commanders Gregg, Merritt, Kilpatrick, Buford and Custer. Smith served in this post until April 28, 1864, when appointed Provost Marshal to General Sheridan. Mustering out on October 2, 1864 Smith lobbied for appointment as full Colonel, finally receiving this Presidential Commission to Brevet Colonel "for gallant and meritorious service at Todd's Tavern, Yellow Tavern, and Haw's Shop" (Todd's Tavern being the second largest cavalry engagement of the Civil War, and Yellow Tavern being the battle where Jeb Stuart received his mortal wound from an unhorsed Sergeant of Custer's Brigade- Spotsylvania campaign). Smith died in November 1897. This Commission came from an auction on December 10, 1995 in Exon, Pa, where Smith's effects, having been in storage since the 19th century, were auctioned. Interesting items in the auction included his Washington Grays uniform ($4,500), two dispatches in the field handwritten by Custer ($11,000 each), Bulford despatch ($4,000), a recruiting broadside for Rush's Lancers ($8,250). A great photo of Ross Smith is on-line at: http://Antietam.aotw.org/Officers.php?officer_id=395 With further research, in excellent condition
USA 1865. Confederate Veterans Cuff Buttons A pair of cuff size three piece staff pattern United Confederate Veteran buttons bearing the confederate national flag within a surround of UCV 1861-1865 characters. To the reverse, the outfitter/manufacturer title “Superior quality “, excellent condition and quality
USA 1865. Confederate Veterans Kepi Badge & Buttons An all brass kepi badge of fine quality laurel wreath with initials “UCV” to centre with three pronged fixings to reverse. Accompanied by a pair of kepi chinstraps buttons bearing the Confederate national flag and initials “UCV 1861-1865” as surround. The buttons although manufactured by “Waterbury” appear cheaply produced
USA 1865. New York Cavalry Badge & Commanders Medal Civil War Veterans Grand Army of the Republic, Department Commanders medal numbered on the edge S5-50; Cavalry "ladder" badge in white metal for Company G, 3rd New York Volunteer Cavalry. Both complete with periods ribbons. (2) In excellent condition
USA 1872. Eagle and Wreath Belt Plate A sand cast regulation Eagle and Wreath belt plate of inferior quality typical from the late Indian Wars to Spanish-American wars period (1872-1898). In good condition
USA 1872. Indian Wars Regulation Belt Plate Indian Wars, post 1872, regulation belt plate. US in relief within an oval cartouche. In very good condition
USA 1881. Sons of Civil War Veterans Membership Medal Suspension clasp with text Filii Veteranorum. Red, white and blue silk ribbon. Medal of an eagle on a wreath with crossed cannons and the text: Gratia Dei Servatus MDCCCLXXXI. The reverse with entwined initials, belt with Latin text Filii Veteranorum and makers initials and 1882 patent dates. In Generally Very Fine condition
USA 1883. Women's Relief Corps President Medal Suspension clasp with President and attached shield. Pale blue silk ribbon. Four arm Cross, with design of the figure of Minerva, two soldiers, woman and child, flags and the text: Woman's Relief Corps 1883. The reverse of the cross with 1886 patent dates. In Generally Very Fine condition
USA 1884. Infantry Chevrons A pair of 1884 pattern corporal chevrons for the dress tunic, each made up of two gold lace chevrons machined to a backing of white wool cloth, removed from tunic and in excellent condition, rare
USA 1885. Commissary Chevron A single model 1885 Commissary Sergeant chevron made up of three gold lace chevrons upon a backing of Cadet Grey cloth machined to an arc of navy blue with an inset crescent of gold lace for wear on the full dress tunic. Rare and in excellent condition
USA 1886. Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic Medal GAR Membership Medal 1886 FCL, Fraternity, Charity, Loyalty suspension bar, silk woven Stars & Stripes ribbon. Star with wreath medal inset with three soldiers, woman and child, flags and the text: Ladies Of The Grand Army Of The Republic 1886. In Generally Very Fine condition
USA 1887. Hospital Chevron A single 1887 pattern Acting Hospital Steward full dress tunic made up of three gold lace chevrons upon a backing of emerald green machined to an arc of navy blue with a red Geneva Cross inset. Rare and in excellent condition
USA 1890. New York National Guard Regulation Belt Plate A rectangular Hagner plate for the New York National Guard from the 1890s to early 20th century. Features the initials NY within an oval cartouche. In very good condition
USA 1898. Spam-Am War Officer Insignia Set A set of Insignia removed from an 1896 service tunic or Span-Am Khaki drill tunic having a pair of USV 33rd and crossed muskets of gold wire embroidery upon navy blue collar patches and a pair of 2nd lieutenant infantry shoulder boards of white wool centres within gold wire embroidered borders. In excellent condition
USA 1898. Span-Am War Corporal Chevrons A pair of U.S. Infantry corporal white cotton duck with tight black chain stitch separations and a couple of souvenir Spanish military brass button tied with two small pieces of red and gold silk ribbon in the colours of the Spanish flag
USA 1898. Span-Am War Seargent Chevron A single Infantry First Sergeant chevron of white cotton duck with black tight chain stitch separations and lozenge stitched to an arc of khaki drill cloth. Included are a mix of six U.S.A army general service buttons
USA 1898. Span-War Officer Headdress Badge An officers gold wire embroidered spread eagle with shield to chest and holding in each talon, arrows and olive sprig, in its beak a streamer with a surround of stars, all on a backing of khaki drill with to its reverse a spring clip attachment . Removed from the 1902 model peaked summer cap and in excellent condition
USA 1898. Spanish-American War Artillery Officer Shoulder Straps Spanish-American War period 1898 pair of Lieutenant of Artillery hook-on shoulder straps for the khaki drill tunic. Red broadcloth with metallic thread rank bar. In very good condition
USA 1898. Spanish-American War Officer Belt Plate Spanish-American War period 1898, rectangular regulation Officer Eagle and Wreath belt plate. Cast with fine detail in bronze colour brass. In very good condition
USA 1914-19. France USA Alliance Commemorative Lighter Attractive France USA 1914-1918 alliance commemorative lighter. Large brass lighter depicting the French cockerel, the Statue of Liberty, the USA shield and eagle. Design by V Charles. Flint and wheel missing, otherwise in very good condition
USA 1914-1918. 1st Army Aviation Sleeve insignia Set A large 1st Army ‘A’ machined to a backing of officer quality khaki wool with aviators red, blue and white rounded between the lower legs of the ‘A’. This is accompanied by a Sergeant chevron on khaki badge cloth featuring a winged propeller of gold and silver embroidery In excellent condition
USA 1940-1945. 3rd Ranger Battalion Shoulder Title Machine woven in white and red thread on black felt cloth. White “cheese cloth” backing. From Wikipedia: After the impressive performance of the 1st Ranger Battalion in the North Africa Campaig the 3rd Ranger Battalion was organised on 19 June 1943 in Morocco, the battalion was made up of American volunteers and led by Major Herman Dammer. The battalion participated in the invasion of Sicily, the invasion of Italy, the battalion was destroyed at the Battle of Cisterna in early 1944. Unworn in excellent condition
USA 1940-1945. Collection of USAAF Patches & Wing Collection of US Army Air Force cloth uniform formation signs and USN Pilot wing Removed from uniform otherwise in generally very good condition
USA 1940-1945. Soldiers Housewife Soldiers housewife sewing repair kit in green oilcloth canvas pouch. The pouch stamped GIFT OF AMERICAN RED CROSS. PAT U.S.A.A. RD.2718570. Contains sewing needles, safety pin, thimble, assortment of coloured cotton, and wool threads. Service wear, otherwise in good condition
USA 1941-1945. Army Garrison Cap for Officer Green/brown wool garrison or field service cap with black and gold piping for officer and General Staff Corps. Linen lined with leather sweatband. Inked owners surname and laundry number “Sims 3670-3”. In very good condition
USA 1941-1945. Army Garrison Cap, Field & Coast Artillery Green wool garrison or field service cap with red piping for artillery. Linen lined with leather sweatband. In very good condition
USA 1941-1945. Army Garrison Cap, Field & Coast Artillery Green wool garrison or field service cap with red piping for artillery. Squared top, with linen sweatband with inked owners name “ McGlohlin”. In very good condition
USA 1941-1945. Army Garrison Cap, Infantry Green wool garrison or field service cap light blue piping for Infantry. Squared top with silk lining and leather sweatband. In very good condition
USA 1941-1945. Victory Medal In brass. No ribbon, in fine condition
USA Airforce Medal A very fine and mint condition United States Air Force Good Conduct Medal
USA Civil War USMC Shako Plate The late Civil War period small pattern US Marine Corps shield shako plate. With "U" soldered shako fixing lugs and with slots to fit the USMC bugle horn. Please note we have three of these to be sold individually. The price is for one. In excellent condition
USA Civil War. Shoulder Straps for Zouave Officer Civil War period, pair of Zouave 2nd Lieutenant shoulder straps. Narrow bullion frame with heavily worn black velvet centre, resting on a scarlet red base. The reverse showing mothing and revealing the newspaper inner lining.
USA Civil War. Massachusetts Cavalry Trooper Belt Plate An excavated but rare example of a Civil War period Massachusetts Cavalry troopers belt plate. Depicting the state of Massachusetts Native American centre, a mailed arm holding a sword, with a surround of oak leaves and banners. In good condition
USA Civil War. Shoulder Straps for a Lieutenant An interesting Civil War period pair of Lieutenant shoulder straps. Subdued straps, having a padded black wool frame highlighted by a jackeron border. Centre black velvet with single gold bar at each end. The subdued finish would suggest the wearer wanted his rank to be inconspicuous to the enemy. In very good condition
USA Civil War. Zouave Shoulder Boards A pair of Civil War Union Zouave Majors shoulder straps displaying gold wire embroidered leaves upon a field of rich midnight blue silk velvet within a frame of narrow gold bullion embroidery which in turn rests on a base of scarlet wool cloth. To the underside a backing of cream silk finish cotton. There is some oxidised tarnish to the bullion work otherwise in very good condition
USA Vietnam service Medal A very fine mint condition medal for service in the Republic of Vietnam
USA. 1857 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre by Roby US Civil War cavalry sword dated 1864 in scabbard. Blade stamped "U.S. 1864. AGM" also "C.Roby. W. Chelmsford Mass." Blade length 35 inches, overall length 41 inches. Brass hilt, leather covered grip. Steel scabbard with two suspension rings. Complete and in very good condition
USA. 1859 USMC Shako Plate 1st pattern, 1859 regulation US Marine Corps shako plate. A fancy border decorated stamped brass shield displaying thirteen stars, top horizontal and 7/6 lower vertical stripes. Seperate, and to be worn below, a wreath of laurel leaves. This example has no fixings to the reverse and also lacks the placement for the US Marine horn and monogram "M". Unfinished, possibly of "Bannerman" stock. In excellent condition
USA. 1861-1865 Civil War Navy Campaign Service Medal An original contemporary issue, numbered on the rim 248. Replacement blue and grey ribbon. Rare, researchable and in Generally Very Fine condition
USA. 1863 Generals Doubleday & Robinson Memorial Medal Suspension clasp with Guest. Pale blue silk ribbon. Medal with full-length images of both Generals with the text: Dedication of monuments to Generals Doubleday and Robinson Gettysburg 1863, Dedicated Sept. 25th 1917. The reverse with manufacturers details. In Generally Very Fine condition
USA. 1865 Civil War Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteer Certificate Muster Out Roll certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Adjutant Generals Office regarding Private William H Turner, Company E, 143rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry who served from February 28, 1865. signed by the Adjutant General. With gold seal. In Very Good Condition
USA. 1870 Artillery Bandsmans Accoutrements Indian Wars period, post 1870 US Artillery Bandsmans set of red plaited worsted shoulder knots and aiguelettes with the makers stamp just visible on the underside of the knot cushion. Together with a gilt wash heavy cast brass belt plate of rectangular shape with domed top. The belt plate design features, in relief, a musicians lyre within a laurel wreath. Musicians effects are rare, and this set is in excellent condition
USA. 1872 Infantry Tunic A rare model 1872 infantry mans dress tunic of dark blue wool with Saxony Blue piping and facings to shoulder straps,collar,cuffs , rear vented skirting and also having a full compliment of matched civil war enlisted mans eagle buttons.The inside upper body lining is of quilted natural coloured cotton with a bold stamping of “1” over”K” above”23”and two vertical breast pockets.The inner skirt lining is of black polished cotton.
USA. 1872 Model Officer Blouse A State of Virginia Staff Captains M1872 Blouse / Tunic of dark blue broadcloth with shoulder straps of rank to each shoulder, five rows of black “lion tamer” frogging across the front, similar trim following back seams, a full edging of black braid around collar and to all leading edges also with to each sleeve Austrian /French style “galons” of narrow black braid which again indicate rank. This blouse is single breasted with five Virginia Staff buttons having 1865 pattern Waterbury back marks and a further three small Virginia button to each cuff. The interior dark green lining is padded at the chest with one pocket to the left side and at just below the collar a tailors tag which reads “S.WATERMAN & SON ,ALEXANDRIA VA”. Being so soon after the civil war it is conceivable that the original wearer of this blouse may have served in the Confederate Army. In excellent condition.
USA. 1872 Pattern Officers Shoulder Boards A pair of 1872 pattern 2nd Lieutenant dress shoulder knots or "paddle" boards. In fancy gold cable braid resting on a base and cusion of navy blue wool. The reverse with brass fixing devices and outfitters details Baker & McKenney New York. Together with tan ribbed cotton storage bags of holster style. In very good condition
USA. 1874 Indian Wars Dyer Pouch A model 1874 Dyer Pouch having a brass turn-key fastening device which was designed by Captain L.H. Carpenter of the 10th Cavalry. To front of flap an embossed U.S. within an oval cartouche, it has a fleece lined interior and “WATERVLIET ARSENAL” stamped to the back. In very good condition
USA. 1880s Pioneer Sleeve Patch One single sleeve patch, uncut showing crossed axes in golden yellow for a Pioneer. This pattern dates from 1851-1899, although because of the deep shade of yellow this example would be post 1880s. In excellent condition
USA. 1884 Pattern Infantry Officer Shoulder Boards A pair of 1884 pattern Infantry Captains full-dress shoulder knots. Paddle boards of bright gold cable braid resting on a base and cusion of fine white wool cloth. All fittings present. Complete with storage "holsters" and japanned black tin carrying box. The box with the outfitters details on the lid of MC Linley & Co. in very good condition
USA. 1887 Pattern New York Infantry Belt Plate Mills 1887 pattern New York enlisted mans belt plate. In die-struck rolled brass. Circa 1890-1905 and worn by New York Infantry during the Spanish-American war. In very good condition
USA. 1887 Regulation Issue US Belt Plate Cast brass government regulation issue "H" belt plate. Circa 1887-1894. Smooth border with stipple background, raised US in oval cartouche. This type of belt plate was used during the Spanish-American war. In very good condition
USA. 1888 Infantry Sun Helmet Model 1888 US Infantry cork sun helmet with white cotton segmented covering which is stained overall in an uneven tea colouring possibly for campaign reasons. The helmet shows much wear and tear with some parts of the edge binding worn exposing a small part of the cork, must be treated as fragile
USA. 1890 Cadet Photograph A photographic image measuring 170cm -105cm of a young cadet wearing dark blue kepi with old English “CMI” within a wreath and caped greatcoat taken during the winter of 1890. A sharp sepia image with beautiful studio reverse layout.
USA. 1890s Naval Academy Belt Buckle An exquisitely designed, false spoon and wreath, U.S. Naval Academy brass belt buckle, circa 1890s. Around 10% original gilt remaining, otherwise in very good condition
USA. 1896 Artillery Officer Tunic and Trousers A matched set of 1896 model Artillery Captains tunic and trousers covering the end of The Indian Wars and oncoming Spanish-American War. A dark navy blue fly fronted tunic decorated with mohair braiding on standing collar and around all leading edges.The body front has five horizontal double braids terminating in trefoil loops, repeated down the tunic back seams and to the shoulders a set of red centred captains shoulder straps within a gold bullion and jaceron border. The interior is lined in black polished cotton with one vertical and one horizontal placed pocket plus a M.C.Lilley & Co tag to the inside of the collar. Complimenting the tunic, a pair of medium blue finely tailored best quality broadcloth trousers with belted adjuster to the rear and two jetted back pockets. To each outer leg seam hiding two front pockets, 45cm machine stitched scarlet stripes but unfortunately to the heel area of each leg there is some rodent damage with some average quality repair work done, otherwise the set is in excellent condition
USA. 1901 Hospital Steward Chevrons Chevrons for an Acting Hospital Steward 1901-1902 Pair of green chevrons with inset Maltese Cross edged in white for an Acting Hospital Steward for wear on the navy blue blouse. In excellent condition
USA. 1902 Sheriffs Jury Medal An interesting Sheriffs Jury ladder medal, in white metal. Bracket and pin fasting missing otherwise in very good condition
USA. 1941-1945 Patrol Torpedo Boat Badge US Navy PT Badge in silver with RD number and Sterling stamped on the reverse. Brooch pin and Clasp fixing. Rare, in excellent condition
USA. 1965-1973 Vietnam War Propaganda Leaflets Three propaganda leaflets - safe conduct passes, circa 1967, disseminated by the US Psychological Warfare Psyops to North Vietnamese soldiers and Vietnamese civilians. Each with distinct crease marks indicating dissemination by rifle-grenade or air bombing. (3) in Good condition
USA. 19th Century Confederate Veterans Slouch Hat A Philadelphia manufactured United Confederate Veterans black quality felt hat which features an adapted gilt brass 1902 pattern wreath with the letters UCV in white metal affixed to its centre upon an oval of black silk velvet to the front. Upon the turned up left brim is a fancy elaborate silk rosette centred by a silver pelican feeding its young which represents the state of Louisiana and a black Ostrich feather which extends around the back within 2.5” or 55cm to the frontal UCV insignia. Around the hat base is a General's all gold cable cord with acorn terminations. The hat brim is strengthened by a triple row of machine stitching and the light brown sweatband is impressed with its outfitters logo “Abrahams, high grade uniforms “. This hat is in excellent condition.
USA. 19th Century Irish Brigade Belt Plate A rectangular union officer belt plate and keeper which appears to have been personalised to fit the requirements of its anonymous owner. It is fitted as a “left handed” example with smoked appearance silver wreath which is uniquely held in place by three rivets and within that a Maid Of Erin silver harp which is pinned in place by two flat brass prongs. To the front surface it displays about 90% finish but to its reverse some tarnish.
USA. 19th Century Revenue Services Buckle A late nineteenth century Revenue Services Officers belt buckle. A false spoon and wreath buckle in brass. With an outer wreath of oak leaves and acorns, and an eagle astride an anchor enclosed by a circlet of anchor chain within. A beautiful example of the die sinkers art. With makers initials and trademark on the reverse. Around 10% of gilt remaining, otherwise in very good condition
USA. 19th Century Spanish-American War Tunic A khaki drill Span-Am Colour Sergeant tunic having four patch pockets with flaps and fixed 2 inch wide false back pleat. It has a 2.5 inch standing collar and carries a set of chevrons appropriate to rank correctly sewn through each shoulder seam and a pair of detachable shoulder straps of white cotton duck hooked to each fixed shoulder strap. The tunic is fastened with five regular army enlisted pattern matching pattern eagle buttons but of three different manufacturers being Waterbury, Horstmann & Scoville, in excellent condition with no theatrical company ink stampings
USA. 19th Century Washington Greys Cross Belt Plate Post Civil War Washington Greys convex cross belt plate in gilt brass with pin fixed WG in white metal. In very good condition
USA. 19th Century Zouave Officer Kepi Early post Civil War ( late1860’s) junior Zouave Officer kepi of fine quality dark blue wool cloth decorated with a quarter foil to crown, three single vertical bands running up kepi walls and one band running 1.5”- 40cm above kepi base, all of narrow gold braid. It further has a bound glazed leather peak, a wide Civil War leather chin strap secured by a pair of gilded brass Civil War federal officer buttons with an infantry “I” to the eagle breast. The interior has a blue polished cotton lining which is heavily stained and a fragile brown leather sweat band, broken in part and unfortunately glued back in place. This kepi although its external features are undamaged it certainly shows a great deal of service.
USA. 19th Century Zouave Officer Kepi 1880’s Zouave Officer kepi of an unknown militia or National Guard Company. Body and crown of fine quality medium blue wool cloth with a band of gold wire to the base.The top front carries a red and white ball tuft, it has a gold cable braid false chin strap secured by small general staff eagle and shield buttons and a squared cut unbound glazed leather peak. To the interior a brown leather sweat band, full lining of black false silk with the Henderson Ames gold block logo to the crown. In excellent condition .
USA. Antarctic Service Medal Obverse: a serviceman in extreme winter clothing Arctic scene behind, text ANTARCTICA SERVICE. Reverse: a circle depicting penguins, ships wheel, text COURAGE SACRIFICE DEVOTION. Suspension clasp with G27. The broad award criteria under which the ASM was awarded extended retrospectively to January 1, 1946. For those personnel who participated in a qualifying activity prior to June 1, 1973 no minimum time of service is required. However after this date a minimum of 30 days duty at sea or ashore south of latitude 60 degrees south are required. In Extremely Fine condition
USA. Army Cloth Formation Signs Quantity of US Army cloth patches, WWII and later. Removed from uniform otherwise in generally very good condition
USA. Artillery Collar Insignia 1896 A pair of heavy gilt brass Heavy Battery Company " A "crossed cannon collar insignia for the officer model 1896 Tunic from the very end of the Indian Wars to the Spanish American War. In excellent condition.
USA. Artillery Farriers Sleeve Patch A single mounted Artillery Farrier scarlet wool horseshoe, on a dark-blue ground cloth, cut and shaped ready for sewing to the blouse 1880s. In excellent condition
USA. Cavalry Farriers Sleeve Patch A single Cavalry golden yellow Farrier horseshoe on dark-blue ground, uncut, dating from 1880-1902. In excellent condition
USA. Cavalry Sabre Attachment Model 1881/1885 Indian and Spanish-American war Sabre attachment. The back of the brass hook attachment with deep stamp "B9" "RIA" (Rock Island Arsenal) Some minor flaking to the finish of the leather straps, otherwise in good order.
USA. City of New York Belt Plate Nineteenth century City of New York rectangular belt plate. In white metal depicting the emblem of New York City surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves. In very good condition
USA. Civil War 1862 Confederate Officer's Commission Document Original Georgia Military commission document signed by Governor Joseph E Brown and Adjutant General Henry Wayne appointing JY Hall to be a 2nd Lieutenant of the State Militia on March 28, 1861. Printed on grey paper with seal etc. Measures 7.5 x 10 inches. Mounted in a glazed frame for display. Georgia seceded on January 18,1861 and joined the Confederacy on February 4, 1861. Rare and in excellent condition
USA. Civil War 1863 Cent Indian Chiefs head silver cent Generally Very Fine condition
USA. Civil War Artillery Headdress Cords A set of American Civil War period red worsted artillery cords for wear on the, mainly unpopular, "Hardee"hat. In excellent condition.
USA. Civil War Artillery Shako Plume A red dyed horse hair plume with brass fittings for the Civil War or Indian War pattern artillery shako in excellent non issue condition.
USA. Civil War Cavalry Shoulder Strap A single Civil War “Smiths Patent” cavalry lieutenant shoulder strap featuring a yellow fine wool centre with rank bars within a stamped false bullion frame of gilded brass in turn upon a border of navy blue wool cloth. In excellent condition with 85% gilt remaining.
USA. Civil War Confederate Generals Button An extremely rare Confederate General / General Staff frock coat button having a shield with the letters “CSA” upon the breast of a standing eagle which in turn has a surround of eleven stars. To its reverse impressed above the shank a British Royal coat of arms with below its shank “Rivt’d & Solder’d. This button is in pristine condition with 100% lemon coloured gold gilt finish. A button of this character appeared in a 2003 publication of “ Warmans Civil War Collectibles” which placed a value of $2,000.00.
USA. Civil War Confederate Staff Officer Button A single 24mm size convex Confederate General Staff Officer button featuring a standing eagle in deep relief with a surround of eleven stars and with back mark, “.EXTRA RICH. TREBLE GILT”. This button has 98% of its original gilt finish and is in excellent condition.
USA. Civil War Dug Relics Battle field dug relic grouping of one union infantry officer cuff or vest button, one union infantry officer blouse or frock coat button and a tin type of the officer concerned. I am offering no exciting story regarding this group other than having purchased same from a Mall at Fredericksburg some twenty five years ago.
USA. Civil War Fredericksburg Ground Dug Group Four union infantry officer buttons all with matching plain back marks, four union standard enlisted other ranks buttons of mixed back marks, one small iron trouser button two metal knapsack fittings and one unidentified piece of heavily corroded Ferrous metal. I originally purchased this grouping many years ago from a military souvenir shop adjacent to the Fredericksburg battlefield.
USA. Civil War Grand Army of the Republic Veterans Ribbons Two Civil War "Grand Army of the Republic " veteran reunion ribbons. One for "16th New York Heavy Artillery" and the other "72nd Regt. Pa Volunteers" Philadelphia Fire Zouaves. (2) In very good condition
USA. Civil War Infantry Headdress Ornament A stamped brass Infantry Horn with one fitting u-loop missing and showing a deep age patina, worn on either the Hardee Hat, Kepi or Forage cap.
USA. Civil War Infantry Officer Button Group A very fine set of twenty Union Infantry Officer frock coat size buttons having the standard federal spread eagle with the letter “I” within a recessed chest shield. All carry matching back marks, “Wm SCOVILL MFG Co . WATERBURY.” These list at $35.00. each in “Warmans “ Civil War price guide.
USA. Civil War Navy Captain of Forecastle Insignia An American Civil War Union Navy “Captain of the forecastle” printed on cotton insignia which served as a template or pattern for hand embroidery work for wear on either sleeve according to “ Watch” for the blue wool frock. The design being crossed fouled anchors in white upon a black ground and in very good condition
USA. Civil War Navy Carpenter Shoulder Strap A single American Civil War naval miniature shoulder strap with a frame of alternating bright and dull wire embroidery upon a base of black wool with to the centre a metal “C” This has been tentatively identified as for a Naval Carpenter. In condition as worn and removed from jacket.
USA. Civil War Presentation Sword A once beautiful Union Officers presentation sword with on the grip of brass in relief a maiden of liberty beneath a halo of stars holding a stars and stripes shield in her left hand and a staff and serpent in her right hand. To the reverse, also in deep relief, a small sword and shield within a surround of floriated work. The brass sword guard has an eagle challenging a serpent, the head of which is now missing, with its tail end wrapped around the letter “U” and a sprig of laurel entwined around the Letter “S”. The blade which was once heavily engraved of a patriotic nature has now been obliterated by heavy pitting, is a German import as there remains but barely visible a part name, “…CLAUS….”.As an interesting Civil War relic.
USA. Civil War Re-enactment Book A soft cover book, “Civil War Re-enactment “ by David and Joan Hagan printed by Schiffer Press in 1996 featuring loads of Civil War re-enactment characters and battles in full colour photographs.
USA. Civil War Seaman's Discharge Certificate 1862 dated Seaman's discharge document of George Gilderson. Signed by the ship’s Captain and Paymaster. Attractive eagle and sailing ship design. In Very Good Condition
USA. Civil War Slouch Hat Insignia Civil War period, false embroidered, Infantry Officer slouch hat insignia. A horn of stamped brass upon an oval of black silk velvet, with fine jaceron edging applied and sewn to an oval tin plate. The reverse lined with brown polished cotton. Has not had the "U" shaped metal fixing lugs, commonly found on this insignia, applied. Also lacking the Regimental number. We speculate that this may be an outfitters sample. In excellent condition
USA. Civil War Union Cartridge Box Plate Civil War period excavated Union Cartridge Box Plate, made of solder filled stamped brass. In very good condition
USA. Civil War Union Navy Petty Officer Insignia A single American Civil War Union Navy Petty Officer’s right hand sleeve insignia printed on cotton which served as a template or pattern for hand embroidery work to apply to the blue wool “frock” or jumper. The design is a white star above an eagle perched on a fouled anchor upon a black background . These are usually in fragile condition but this example is in very good condition.
USA. Civil War USMA - Engineer Colonels Epaulette A single dress epaulette for a Civil War period Colonel on the staff of the United States Military Academy featuring a silver metal turreted castle. The overall condition is very good with minimal tarnish.
USA. Civil War USN Petty Officer Insignia A single American Civil War Union Navy Petty Officer’s left hand sleeve insignia printed on cotton which served as a template or pattern for hand embroidery work to apply to the white summer or work frock. This has a design of a star above an eagle perched upon a fouled anchor in black upon a field of white. These are usually in fragile condition but this example is in very good condition.
USA. Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal Obverse: a polar bear with star above, wavy lines symbolising the sea, text ARCTIC SERVICE. Reverse: crossed anchors, shield, circle with text UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 1790. The CGASM was authorised on May 20, 1976 and awarded retrospectively to January 1, 1946 for 21 days consecutive Service aboard a Coast Guard vessel north of the Arctic from May 1 to October 31, or 30 days consecutive service north of 60 N from November 1 to April 30. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
USA. Frazier Ammunition Pouch Leather Ammunition Pouch complete with wooden block for cartridges. Profusely stamped. Closing tab repaired, and much distress to the surface glazing. Average condition
USA. George Dewey "Hero of Manila" Signed Photograph 19th Century USA Image of George Dewey Pen signed period photograph measuring 16 x10.5cm of George Dewey as a Rear Admiral,"Hero"of Manilla Bay and later to be the only person in US history to be promoted as Admiral of the Navy. Excellent head and chest image.
USA. Glenwood Rifle & Pistol Club Medal 1952 Bronze and enamel medal of a bolt-action rifle within a wreath. Green and tan ribbon. Suspension bar with "Glenwood Rifle & Pistol Club 1952" with bars "Handicap" and "Second Place". Contained in plastic covered metal and card box with "V.H. Blackinton & Co., Inc. Attleboro Falls. Mass." on the lid. Medal in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
USA. Indian War Infantry Trousers A pair of Infantry Corporals trousers from the period 1884-1898, this period covers both the Indian war and early Spanish-American war. Made of medium blue kersey cloth. To the rear a buckled waist adjuster and single pocket. A 3/4 inch stripe of white wool decorate the outer seams indicating rank and also concealing side pockets. All buttons are of japanned black metal. Only two small holes below the rear pocket, otherwise the trousers are in excellent condition
USA. Indian Wars Artillery Dress Helmet 1881 Model 1881 Artillery mans Parade Helmet of stiffened dark blue pressed felt complete with all gold washed brass furniture, scarlet horse hair plume and correct worsted cord hat lines and waffles. The artillery eagle front plate has no regimental affixed number suggesting that was not issued but served as an outfitters display piece. In excellent condition .
USA. Indian Wars Caped Greatcoat A Quartermaster Sergeant heavy weight medium blue double breasted greatcoat having an inner lining of black-blue mix twilled cotton with the detachable cape being lined in dark blue tunic material. All cape and coat buttons are matched “Waterbury” enlisted ranks federal eagle pattern ,no replacements and original to the coat,to the lower parts of each sleeve at set of greatcoat pattern quartermaster sergeant chevrons. Overall a classic Indian Wars caped greatcoat excellent condition.
USA. Indian Wars Cavalry Kepi U.S. Cavalry kepi with its original troopers brass crossed sabres to its front, with above, an officers pattern white metal “9” which may have been added at a later date. It has a glazed unbound peak below a narrow non buckled glazed leather chin strap secured by government pattern eagle and shield side buttons. To its interior being a private purchase kepi, an artificial black silk lining with to the crown outfitters once gold stamped logo of “J.H.WILSON-PHILADELPHIA”. In good condition with no mothing but a slightly loose stitching to peak
USA. Indian Wars Cavalry Trousers A pair of Cavalry Corporals trousers from the period of mid-Indian to start of Spanish-American Wars. Made from medium blue kersey wool cloth. With fixed belted waist adjuster and crescent cut right hand pocket to the rear. From the seat extending down the inside legs matching kersey re-inforcing cloth. Two slanted pockets on either side of the fly front. A golden yellow 3/4 inch stripe to each outer seam. A small area of poorly repaired damage just left of the fly-front bottom, otherwise in good condition. Federal issue Cavalry trousers are rarely offered for sale
USA. Indian Wars Federal Army Buttons A carded collection of Twenty eight U.S. Army buttons for Generals/Staff, Infantry, Artillery and general service pattern, all with mixed period back marks
USA. Indian Wars Federal Army Captain CdV Image Carte de Visite of bare headed and moustached Indian Wars Army Captain wearing five button dark blue blouse displaying shoulder bars indicating rank. Interesting Atlanta -Georgia photographic studio back mark.
USA. Indian Wars Kepi A post 1870, Indian Wars, kepi. Of dark blue fine broadcloth wool. With cross-hatch tooled thin leather sweat band, and black polished cotton/artificial silk lining. The faded gold logo of Ridabuck Company impressed in the crown. The tarred leather peak showing cracking. With gilt cable and wire chinstrap and staff pattern chinstrap buttons indicating the cap may have been worn by an officer. In excellent condition
USA. Infantry Chevron A single first sergeant chevron for wear on lower sleeve of the caped greatcoat being of navy blue chevrons with tight chain stitch separations of white cotton beneath an arc of navy blue with an inset of a white wool lozenge. Good condition
USA. Infantry Rank Chevrons 1872 Two single Infantry chevrons, one for a Corporal, the other for a Sergeant, to be worn on the overcoat period 1876-1901; A single Ordnance chevron in crimson wool for a Corporal, period 1872-1900; A single dark blue Corporal chevron with scarlet machine stitch separations for wear on the overcoat 1872-1900. In excellent condition
USA. Kepi Chin Cords Two early pattern officers decorative gold cable kepi cords in fine condition but each with degrees of tarnish.
USA. Marine Corps Quartermaster Sergeant Rank Chevrons 1859 A pair of US Marine Corps Quartermaster Sergeants Chevrons in golden yellow silk machined stitched to a red wool base. This pattern was worn, without change, between 1859-1918. In excellent condition
USA. Massachusetts Caped Greatcoat 1870 Massachusetts Caped Greatcoat. A very fine quality broadcloth sky blue Independent Corps of Cadets Massachusetts, single breasted caped greatcoat, having eight state seal buttons with back marks “ *D. Evans & Co.* Attleboro* Mass.” which places them between 1850-1880. The cape has six cuff size old English script initials “ ICC “ buttons with same back mark and to the rear skirting a further four state seal buttons. This greatcoat has two an upper body lining of natural coloured twilled cloth which has some areas of moth damage and lower lining of a very bright pale almost turquoise blue. This is the most attractive of all the 19th Century U.S. coats that I have ever encountered and I would place it around the mid 1870’s
USA. Massachusetts Guardsman 1880 CdV Image Carte de Visite of a Cadet Grey uniformed Massachusettes National Guardsman wearing kepi with to its front four initials, but not clear enough to identify, above a spread flying eagle insignia. The coatee is triple breasted with fine breast frogging. This would date from 1870-1880's.
USA. Medal of Honor issued to 27th Maine Volunteers 1863 Congressional Medal of Honor, Army type 1 (1862-1896). In bronze by Paquet with original ribbon and suspension bar. The reverse engraved "The Congress - to - George F. Thompson, Co, K. 27th ME. Vol." The medal was awarded to Thompson for the voluntary defence of Washington June 25 to July 4 1863, during the Civil War. George F. Thompson was born in Shapleigh, Maine, and served during the American Civil War with the 27th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a nine-month service Volunteer Regiment raised primarily from York County, Maine, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Mark F. Wentworth, for service in the Union Army. Mustered on 30 September 1862, they left for Washington, D.C., on 20 October 1862, serving as pickets in the defences of the capital through their entire term, serving at Arlington Heights, Virginia, from 23 October to 12 December 1862, and then at Hunting Creek until March, 1863. They then moved to Chantilly, Virginia, on 24 March, and remained on duty there until 23 June. On 25 June 1863, with their terms of service about to expire, they were sent back to Arlington Heights for preparations to their mustering out and subsequent return to Maine. However, on the request of President Abraham Lincoln, the Secretary of War Edwin Stanton sent a letter on 28 June 1863 to the commanding officer of the 25th Maine Volunteer Regiment, asking for them to remain beyond their contracted service due to the invasion of Pennsylvania by Robert E. Lee and his Confederate Army. Declined by the 25th Maine, the 27th Maine Volunteers were then asked, and 312 men volunteered to remain beyond their service time in the defences of Washington during what became the Gettysburg Campaign. When Colonel Wentworth delivered the message to Secretary Stanton, he was informed that “Medals of Honor would be given to that portion of the regiment that volunteered to remain”. With the battle soon over, the Volunteers left Washington for the north on 4 July, reuniting with the rest of the regiment in Portland for their mustering out on 17 July 1863. Following the end of the war, when the promise to award medals to the volunteers who stayed behind was fulfilled, there was a lack of an agreeable list of those who had specifically stayed behind in Washington, and so, as a result, all 864 men of the Regiment received the Medal of Honor. In 1917 the United States Congress officially cancelled all 864 awards, including that to Colonel Wentworth, as the actions of the Regiment did not meet the criteria for the award. Total casualties for the Regiment during the Defence of Washington were 1 Officer and 21 men died, all of whom died of disease. In Extremely Fine condition
USA. Medal of Honour, Army Type V 1945-1965 A superb condition unissued Army Medal of Honour. Type V, issued from 1945 to 1965. Reverse engraved The Congress To. Complete with correct silk ribbon with pop stud attachments. Contained in titled Medal Of Honor blue-grey simulated leather case, together with lapel rosette, and uniform ribbon bar. Also cardboard carton. Enamel perfect, in Extremely Fine Condition
USA. Mexican Campaign and Great War War Medal Group Group of three medals, comprising: the Mexican Campaign Service Medal, with the rim numbered 12074; World War 1 Victory Medal with four clasps Defence Sector, Meuse-Argonne, St.Mihiel, Aidne-Marne; Veterans of Foreign Wars medal with bar denoting Post Command, Senior Vice Commander; uniform ribbon bar for Mexican Campaign Service Medal. Records show the Mexican Campaign Service medal was awarded to Lester R. Denton at which time a private in the 40th Ordnance Company. (3) Generally Very Fine condition
USA. Mixed Chevrons 5 mixed US chevron singles. Artillery Corporal 1872-1902; Infantry gold lace on white ground removed from a 1880s dress tunic; Padded gold lace on black ground, worn on Militia coatees dated from before the Civil War to 1902; Two late 1880s USMC single Sergeants chevrons. Sold as a group, in excellent condition
USA. Musicians Chevrons 1872 Single Artillery Chief Musician chevron, of a horn within an arc of red wool with black silk machine stitch separations, worn 1899-1902; also a single Cavalry Principal Musician chevron and horn in yellow with black silk machine stitch separations, worn 1872-1902. (2) In excellent condition
USA. NASA Equal Employment Opportunity Medal NASA Equal Employment Opportunity medal. In Extremely Fine condition
USA. NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal NASA Exceptional Achievement medal. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
USA. National Guardsman Photograph A photographic image measuring 210cm - 100cm of a Connecticut National Guardsman wearing parade dress of shako, cadet grey “spike tail” coatee with epaulettes,white cross and waist belts and cadet grey trousers with black outer seam stripes. sharp sepia image with great uniform detail
USA. Naval Academy Cadet Photograph A photographic image measuring 170cm-105cm of a US Naval Academy cadet bare headed and wearing a double breasted “shell” jacket. A sharp sepia image.
USA. Navy Officer Sword Belt US Navy Officer Sword Belt from the late 19th century. In black folded leather with false spoon and wreath Buckle of standard USN design. In very good condition
USA. New Jersey Guardsman 1870 CdV Image N.J.N.G Carte de Visite Splendid Carte de Visite image of a New Jersey Guardsman (Rifle Company/Regiment) wearing kepi with initials" GSR " within wreath insignia at front. To his tunic having shoulder knots, "German" style green worsted plaited shooting award from his left shoulder to his front button the two fluffy balls indicating a proficiency in marksmanship, with a watch fob and chain and, stuffed through his belt, a "Clam Shell" Guard German Hunting Cutlass. This dates around middle 1870's
USA. New York Zouave Shako Plate 1860 A stamped brass plate featuring a red cloth covered circlet with white metal initials "NY" within a framed border displaying the legend "ALBANY ZOUAVE CADETS-1860" upon an outer part forming a heraldic cross. Although the unit may have been formed in 1860 this plate probably dates from after the Civil War. In good condition.
USA. Nineteenth Century GAR Canteen A Grand Army of the Republic glazed china decorative water canteen. There was heavy symbolism to the humble water bottle, for obvious reasons. This example features the official GAR membership medal, which closely resembles the Medal of Honour, in relief hand coloured with crossed muskets behind then glazed. To the reverse a colour printed group of wild roses. Slight damage, but repaired, to the spout and lower body with a sealed hairline crack to the canteen outer edge.
USA. NYNG Sergeant Photograph 1890s 16 x 10.5cm card photograph of a New York National Guard First Sergeant wearing a Cadet Grey kepi and double breasted frock coat which is faced on collar and shoulder straps in a lighter coloured cloth. In addition to his rank chevrons to each sleeve the only other insignias be metal number 74's on each side of collar and front of kepi. A good sharp image and to the reverse the Buffalo, NY studio's details which show that this was photographed after 1891
USA. Photographic Images from The Klansman 6 glossy photo stills from the notorious and controversial WW Griffiths silent movie The Klansman, also better known in the U.K. as Birth of a Nation. Set during and immediately after the American Civil War. All but one photo show the characters wearing Confederate Officer frockcoat, soldiers shell jackets and tunics. It was claimed many of the uniforms may have been authentic Civil War period and United Confederate Veterans. Although, for his time, Griffiths was regarded as a cinematic genius, however the film is racist and at time unpleasant. (6) images of pre 1940 vintage, in very good condition
USA. Plains Indian Footwear Native American, Plains Indian moccasins or bootees, for a toddler or young child. Leather boots decorated with coloured beads in circle or snake patterns. White, orange, blue, grey, yellow and red beads. Hand stitched canvas lining. Attractive, and in very good condition
USA. Presidents of the USA 1963 Gilt brass 28mm, part set of 27 of the 35 medals Past Presidents of the USA. Issued in 1963 to commemorate John F Kennedy. (27) Each medal contained in an acid free mount, in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
USA. Sons of Veterans Kepi A "Sons of Veterans" Officers Kepi a post 1881 Standard model. In dark blue wool cloth, with "SV" side buttons, also embroidered directly into the kepi a Post Number and initials "80-S.V." in silver wire within a gold bullion wreath. With a glazed leather peak and narrow cable cap cords. The interior artificial silk has virtually gone, but the leather sweatband is intact. The S.V. were formed in 1881 for the sons of former Civil War soldiers and sailors, and although essentially a fraternal organisation many of its members were placed as National Guardsmen for the defence of the Union.
USA. Space Medal of Honour A museum quality, superb, replica of the Space Medal of Honour. Complete with neck ribbon, miniature medal, uniform ribbon bar, Lapel pin ribbon bar, and Lapel pin medal. Set in Extremely Fine condition
USA. Span-Am War Infantry Tunic Spanish-American War five button US Volunteer Infantryman's khaki drill tunic. This has Collar and shoulder straps faced in blue cotton duck material, a compliment of four pockets. The pocket flaps of "tear drop" pattern, with a complete set of Indian war pattern federal eagle buttons. This tunic was purchased from a theatrical costumier company over thirty years ago and came with white cotton facings hand stitched over collar, shoulder straps and around the cuffs, also still visible are marks to the sleeves where the theatre company Corporal Chevrons had been poorly hand sewn. The tunic is now in its original form and still in good condition
USA. Spanish American War 1898 A hard back book complete with its dust cover of the Spanish - American War by Ron Field and part of the Brassey’s History of Uniform series, with in addition to a comprehensive text many period photographs and colour plates showing uniforms and equipment. Published in 1998 with a list price of £25.00, this is in new condition
USA. The Confederate Army Osprey men at arms series volume 4, “The Confederate Army - Virginia & Arkansas” with the usual Osprey format of colour plates, photographs and text in new condition.
USA. U.S. & U.K Honorable Artillery Company Attendance Medal A bronze medal celebrating a link between the Honourable Artillery Companies of Boston USA and London UK which takes the form of a twelve point cross suspended by a small narrow piece of ribbon attached to an American spread eagle. To its reverse in relief the following dedication, “ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTES AND HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OF LONDON. OCTOBER 3rd 1902. CRESCENT PARK. PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND USA”
USA. Uniforms of the Republic of Texas 1836 - 1846 A soft cover Schiffer Military History book of eighty three pages, authored by Bruce Marshall featuring twentyfive full page colour uniform plates and text giving a brief history and description of the featured units. In new condition and not published in the UK
USA. Uniforms of the United States 1774 - 1888 Limited Edition Limited Edition of sixty copies, this being number “42” hand bound in maroon leather and titled "Uniforms of the United States”, colour plates by H.A.Ogden and text by Henry Loomis . This book was printed in 1959 deals with uniforms from the US Continental Army of 1774 up to 1888. This is a truly wonderful work which measures 43cm x 34cm with forty-four facsimile watercolour plates which are magnificent with their attention to detail with an equally impressive text.
USA. Union Army Button Group A set of twelve Union Army standard spread eagle and shield brass buttons, all bearing the same back mark of “SCOVILL MFG.WATERBURY.” All are sharply detailed but in varying degrees of finish front dull to a small percentage of gilt wash.
USA. United Confederate Veterans Canteen Post Civil War souvenir drum canteen believed offered by a United Confederate Veteran post and made of copper with the letters “CS” impressed in relief. This was discovered in a UK garden shed some years ago and has a blackened patina, lacking both cork and webbing sling. An interesting and novel item
USA. US Dragoons 1833-1855 Osprey Men At Arms Series, S Dragoons 1833-55, in near new condition using the familiar Osprey format of colour plates, photos and text.
USA. Veterans Service Stripes A matched pair, removed from a 1880s pattern Infantry five button blouse. Representing thirty-five years service for this veteran infantryman. The three white wool with red border are for service in war, probably the Civil War and Indian war, the white stripes were for peace time service. An almost unique set of "Hash" stripes. In excellent condition
USA. Wounded Knee Veteran Photographs Two mounted photographs of George Herbert Harries who served as an aid to General Nelson A.Miles during the Wounded Knee Campaign and immediately after served as an active member of The Sioux Commission. In 1898 a Colonel of 1st DC Infantry USV off to Cuba. During WW1 in 1917 saw service in France and there-after in 1918 on US Military Commission, Berlin, Germany where these photos were taken. Accompanying these photos information taken from “Who was who in American History which provides a full history of his life and military service
USA. WW1 Victory Medal Marine Corps with Russia Bar United States Marine Corps WW1 Victory Medal, with roped border Russia bar. In Generally Very Fine condition
USA. WW1 Victory Medal Marine Corps with Siberia Bar United States Marine Corps WW1 Victory Medal, with roped border Siberia bar. In Generally Very Fine condition
USA. WWI Navy Document Group A set of six documents relating to George Gordon Breed from 1917 to 1925. the first, measuring 36cm x 57cm being a beautifully illustrated lithograph on satin finish parchment for him as a Midshipman having passed with credit after an examination at the United States Naval Academy on 28th June 1917 and signed by the superintendent with a further ten signatories. This has two small patched areas of damage to one edge. The second is on behalf of The Secretary of the Navy, measuring 40cm x 53cm acknowledging his valour and ability as a Lieutenant Commander ( Reserve) on 2nd August 1919. In 1920 a third certificate on behalf of the President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson appoints him as a Naval Reserve Commander. On the twenty first of May 1921 in this document, again lavishly illustrated measuring 37cm x48cm he receives an appointment for the rank of Lieutenant. A less impressive citation measuring 34cm x 37cm elevates him to the rank of Commander USNR from 23rd April 1925, yet in the final document he receives a Honourable Discharge from the Naval Reserve Forces on 28th March 1925.This is a fascinating group , of excellent artistry with all text in copperplate script. Wall space permitting once framed would make for an impressive showing.
USA. WWI Navy Officer Document Group A group of four documents relating to Edward Breed, the first which measures 37cm x 25cm is of his appointment as Cadet Junior Lieutenant at the United States Naval academy on 1st October 1914. The second which measures 47cm x 67cm is a diploma confirming a passing of the required examination before the Academic Board on 4th June 1915. This is a beautiful piece of lithographic art work on a satin finished parchment, pen signed by a Rear admiral and ten other signatories. The third which measures 38cm x 48cm is for his appointment as a Lieutenant-junior grade on 24th February 1919 and is decorated by a spread U.S Eagle at the top and to the bottom a beautiful litho. representation of Neptune with his maidens, sea sprites and sea horses above a trophy of arms and wax paper seal. Finally, a document similar to the preceding one measuring 38cm x 48cm confirming his appointment as Lieutenant.
USA. Zouave Sergeant Sleeve Chevrons One pair of sergeants chevrons favoured by 5th New York, Duryea’s Zouaves and some other Zouave units, notably the 146th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. These chevrons are made up of padded stripes of gold lace upon a field of red wool cloth. The usual means of sewing to jacket was to slightly open up both sleeve seams to pass through each chevron endings but unfortunately for some purpose unknown to me one of this chevron set had been cut short.
USA.1800 Massachusetts N.G. Photograph Massachusettes N.G Shooting Team Photo A large period photograph,50cm x 47cm of seven guardsmen and three junior officers as and Artillery Company Shooting Team. The enlisted personnel are all wearing 1880's model tunics with dark blue Mill pattern web belts fastened with stamped brass ‘H’ plates,some holding 1880’s kepis. The officers are wearing 1896 pattern tunics and caps,most posing with a number of Trapdoor Rifles. The overall image is of great quality of detail.
USSR 1940-1945. Partisan Document Group Female Ukrainian Partisan document group. Comprising: Ukrainian Partisan Veterans Identification Card, with photo; Award booklet for Combat Merit Medal; Award booklet for the medal of the 30th Anniversary of Victory Against Germany in the Great Patriotic War. All in very good condition
USSR Insignia Selection A mixed selection of Soviet Russian Insignia from 1970’s, comprising of mainly Officer shoulder boards numbering twenty pairs, five single examples, seven sundry arm of service sleeve shields and four pairs of collar patches, sold as a lot
USSR. 1940-45 Artillery Colonel Uniform A superb example of a USA "lend lease" Soviet Artillery Colonel uniform. For a "Podpolkovnik" comprising: A standard pattern unpiped "Pilotka" cap of dark olive wool with a lining of khaki twill cotton and a sweatband of painted canvas. A red enamelled brass hammer and sickle badge.; The "Gymnastierka" tunic is of excellent quality dark olive wool twill. All the buttons to front, pockets, and cuffs are US made in khaki moulded plastic with the hammer and sickle within a star design. The detachable shoulder boards are of gold lace with red piping, crossed cannon, and brass stars denoting Colonel of Artillery.; the outfit is complete with a pair of matching breeches or "Charovan", these plain and without outer seam piping. Uniform in excellent condition
USSR. 1950s Soviet Union Generals Uniform A Soviet Russian Lieutenant Generals full dress/parade uniform from the 1950’s.This being of a far greater quality than much later examples. The overall colour is that of a shade of green peculiar to Russia going back to the old Tsarist days. A peaked hat with a smaller crown than those of later periods edged with a welt of red wool. To the solid red band a high quality gold coloured metal and enamel cockade within a generous spread of gold embroidered leaves repeated on the chin strap and peak. the inside of the sweat band is the possible identity of this particular General, hand written in ink translates as “KIEV 16.03 1952 “-”ANDROPOS” The double breasted tunic again of excellent quality, collar and cuffs again decorated with gold embroidered leaf motif and piped with red wool. To the shoulders gold lace General pattern shoulder board each with two silver embroidered stars and running down the right breast clear indication of five orders, possibly Order Of Patriotic war and Order Of The Red Star. Completing this ensemble matching breeches with outer seam welts of red flanked by 2.5cm red wool stripes and Generals pattern gold brocade belt. All in excellent condition
USSR. 1970 Lenin Centenary Lapel Badge Lapel badge in hallmarked solid silver and enamel commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lenin 1870-1970. In very good condition
USSR. 20th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War Medal Medal for the 20th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War 1945-1965. In Generally Very Fine condition
USSR. 30th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War Medal Medal for the 30th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War 1945-1975. In Generally Very Fine condition
USSR. 50th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War Medal Medal for the 50th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War 1945-1995 In Generally Very Fine condition
USSR. 70th Anniversary of the Soviet Armed Forces Medal Medal commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Armed Forces 1918-1988. In Generally Very Fine condition
USSR. Airforce Generals Peaked Cap Post 1945 Soviet Union Airforce Generals peaked cap. In dove grey with blue band and crown piping. Gold wire embroidered wreath and cockade. This style was worn up to 1986. In mint unworn condition
USSR. Army Generals Peaked Cap Post 1945 Soviet Union Army Generals peaked cap. In khaki cloth, faced and piped in scarlet. Gold wire embroidered wreath and cockade. This style was worn up to the fall of the Soviet Union. In mint unworn condition
USSR. Bust of Lenin Bust of Lenin in heavy white metal, period item. 20cms high. No maker or designer details. In good condition
USSR. Chernobyl Disaster Operations Medal Medal given for participating in the cleaning-up and salvage operation following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
USSR. Communist Party of the Soviet Union Membership Book Membership book of Aleksandr Aronovich Bitter, a Ukrainian. He was born in 1956 and joined the party in 1982. The text in the party book is in Ukrainian. He appears to be a member of the branch from “Tlumach” in the “Ivano-Frankivskiy” district. The stamp is that of the regional committee and the signature is that of the local party secretary. In very good condition
USSR. Deputy of the Village Council Badges Five flag pin badges for a Deputy of the Village Council in gilt with enamel. (5) in very good condition
USSR. Heroes of the Soviet Union Reference Books Pair of reference books, two volume set encyclopaedias of the awardees of the Gold Star Hero of the Soviet Union. A brief account describes the feat for which the title of Hero was given and lists all the other decorations earned by each Hero. Where available a photograph is provided. There are a number of females and cosmonauts featured amongst the heroes. Each hard bound volume 8 3/4 inches by 10 1/2 inches, contains over 850 pages with thousands of biographies and photographs. In Russian text, but basic terms, such as dates and locations are easily understood with a Russian-English dictionary. This out of print reference set contains entries for all recipients from the medal’s institution up to the Afghan War. There is no finer or more complete work on the subject. (2) In very good condition
USSR. Marshal’s Peaked Cap Post 1945 Soviet Union Marshals gala and parade dress peaked cap. In Imperial green cloth, faced and piped in scarlet. Elaborate gold wire embroidery to the peak and scarlet base band. In mint unworn condition
USSR. Medal for the 30th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 30th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1945 to 1975, gilt brass medal In Generally Very Fine condition
USSR. Medal for the 70th Anniversary of the Soviet Armed Forces 70th Anniversary of the Soviet Armed Forces 1918 to 1988, gilt brass medal In Generally Very Fine condition
USSR. Medal for the Anniversary of the October Revolution Medal for the 90th anniversary of October Revolution 2007 In Nearly Extremely Fine condition
USSR. Military Headdress Badges Three different USSR Armed Forces headdress badges. Each with hammer and sickle on red enamel star. All in gilt metal with attachment pins (3) in very good condition
USSR. Military Headdress Badges Ten USSR Armed Forces headdress badges of hammer and sickle on red enamel star in gilt metal with attachment pins (10) in very good condition
USSR. Military Uniform A Soviet military uniform from the Cold War, comprising: A standard pattern unpiped "Pilotka" cap of khaki olive wool with a lining of khaki twill cotton and a sweatband of painted canvas, issue stamp with size 55 and date 1971, and red enamelled gilt metal hammer and sickle badge.; The "Gymnastierka" tunic is of khaki olive wool twill, with five gilt brass buttons of hammer and sickle within a star design. Part quilt lining, issue stamp. Medal or badge loops over wearers right breast pocket, no insignia. Chest measures 38 inch (97cms). In very good condition
USSR. Paratrooper Badge Uniform breast pocket badge for Paratrooper Second or First or Class. The number planchette with 2 on obverse, and 1 on reverse. Pin and hook attachment In very good condition
USSR. Paratrooper Badge Set Comprising: uniform breast pocket badge for Paratrooper First or Second Class, the number planchette with 1 on obverse, and 2 on reverse; Parachute Troops cloth formation sign; USSR Armed Forces cloth formation sign of a hammer and sickle within a star, wreath and shield; two USSR hammer sickle on star gilt buttons. Generally in very good condition
USSR. Paratrooper Badges Two uniform breast pocket badges, for First Class Paratrooper and Second Class Paratrooper. (2) in very good condition
USSR. Rifles Soldier Portrait Portrait of Soviet Rifles Soldier. A superb "cold war" period pencil, crayon and watercolour wash of a Soviet Russian rifles soldier wearing his "Gymnastierka" and red piped breeches measuring 23 x 14 inches (or 58 x 36 cm). There is a crayon signed message dated 1963 across the lower half of portrait. Has now been represented in a smart modern wood frame.
USSR. Soviet Airforce Major General’s Shoulder Boards A pair of mint condition major generals shoulder boards having a single small star upon a base of olive silk Generals pattern lace machined to a backing of blue wool
USSR. Soviet Airforce Majors Uniform Midnight blue uniform tunic and straight leg trousers. For a Soviet Airforce major during the war in Afghanistan period. (Anecdotal history can be offered if requested) In excellent unworn condition.
USSR. Soviet Airforce Marshal’s Shoulder Boards A pair of shoulder boards for a Marshal of the Soviet Russian Airforce having a large gold star edged in blue thread below a gold embroidered wing and propeller upon a base of olive silk General pattern lace upon blue background. In mint unissued condition
USSR. Soviet Army General’s Collar Patches A mint condition pair of Generals scarlet wool collar patches edged with a border of gold wire and centred with sprig of gold embroidered leaves
USSR. Soviet Army Guards Badge Soviet Army Guards Badge, in box of issue In very good condition
USSR. Soviet Army Lieutenant General Shoulder Boards A pair of soviet army lieutenant general shoulder boards having two small gold embroidered stars upon a base of generals pattern of olive colour silk lace on a backing of scarlet wool. In excellent in issued condition
USSR. Soviet Army Major General of Infantry Shoulder Boards A pair of Major General of Infantry shoulder boards having a single small gold embroidered star upon a base of generals pattern olive silk lace on backing of wine red wool. In excellent unissued condition
USSR. Soviet Army Major General of Police Shoulder Boards A pair mint unissued condition Major General of Police shoulder boards having a single small gold embroidered star upon a back ground of grey silk Generals pattern lace upon a base of scarlet wool
USSR. Soviet Army Medical Major General’s Shoulder Boards A mint condition pair of Medical Major Generals shoulder boards having a small gold star outlined in red below a gold embroidered medical device upon a base of generals pattern of gold wire lace upon a backing of scarlet wool
USSR. Soviet Rear Admirals Uniform Grouping A post-war Rear Admirals uniform comprising of peaked hat, tunic and dress belt, from the Yeltsin period. The cap like the jacket is made of a mix of wool and synthetics with an exaggeratedly wide crown piped in white with a further piping to upper band upon which a gold metal anchor and star emblem sits with a spread of gold wire leaves. The black plastic topped peak is also decorated with a border of similar leaves and finished off with a gold false chin strap retained by admiral pattern buttons. The black double breasted jacket has on each side of the collar a gold wire embroidered motif of an anchor and leaves. above each cuff is a seam to seam strip of gold lace of 3.5cm with a single band of 2cm topped by a gold edge star carrying within a hammer and sickle. Above the left breast pocket is a bank of ribbon bars.Finally a gold brocade dress belt with dagger straps and admiral pattern gilt metal fittings. All in excellent condition
USSR. Tank Crew Badges Two breast pocket badges, for First Class Tank Crewman and Second Class Tank Crewman. (2) in very good condition
USSR. Veteran of Labour Medal Veteran of Labour medal In Generally Very Fine condition
USSR. WW2 Yakelov Fighter Aircraft Cockpit Clock Aircraft cockpit clock. 8 day movement, bezel winder, face numbered 27669. Backplate dated 1941. This type of Clock were used in the Yakelov fighter aircraft. Luminescent paint blackened on several numbers and hands. Complete and currently in good working order, but working order cannot be guaranteed
Victoria Cross group of Private Patrick Fitzpatrick, 94th Regiment of Foot Ex- Spink & Sons Ltd., Auction 9033, November 2009, lot 2. The Q.S.A. to Victoria Cross Recipient Private F. Fitzpatrick, 94th Foot and Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Mounted as Worn with a late 19th Century Victoria Cross named copy and Zulu War Medal. Victoria Cross, a late 19th Century period copy, reverse of suspension bar engraved ´Private Francis Fitzpatrick 94th. Foot´, reverse of Cross engraved ´28th. Novr. 1879´ South Africa 1877-79, one clasp, 1879 (V.C. Pte. Francis Fitzpatrick. 94th. Foot.), contemporarily and competently renamed in large serif capitals, ´V.C.´ inscribed in Gothic script Queen´s South Africa 1899-1902, two clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (5268 Pte. F. Fitzpatrick. V.C. A. and S. Highrs:), ´V.C.´ officially inscribed in Gothic script, contact marks, generally nearly very fine, mounted as worn (3) Victoria Cross. London Gazette 24.2.1880 Private Fitzpatrick, 94th Foot (listed jointly with Private Flawn, 94th Foot) ´In recognition of their gallant conduct during the attack on Sekukuni´s Town on the 28th November last, in carrying out of action Lieutenant Dewar, 1st Dragoon Guards, when badly wounded. At the time when he received his wound, Lieutenant Dewar had with him only Privates Flawn and Fitzpatrick, and six of the Native Contingent, and, being incapable of moving without assistance, the natives proceeded to carry him down the hill, when about thirty of the enemy appeared in pursuit about 40 yards in the rear, whereupon the men of the Native Contingent deserted Lieutenant Dewar, who must have been killed but for the devoted gallantry of Privates Flawn and Fitzpatrick, who carried him alternately, one covering the retreat and firing on the enemy.´ 5268 Private Francis Fitzpatrick, V.C., born Tullycorbet, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, 1859; served with the 94th Foot during the Basuto War, November to December 1879, including the capture of Sekukuni´s Town, 28.11.1879 The Attack on Sekukuni´s Town In November 1879 a force of approximately 1400 Imperial troops from the 21st, 80th, and 94th Foot, some 800 Colonials, and several thousand native levies under the command of General Sir Garnet Wolseley was assembled to attack the reputedly impregnable stronghold of the Basuto Chief Sekukuni. At 6:00 a.m. on the 28th November they launched a three-pronged attack, with the 94th Foot in the centre. Wolseley gave permission for his Staff to join in the attack: ´The infantrymen with fixed bayonets charged. Thousands of knees pounding in unison had the sound of roaring surf. It seemed in harmony with the fusillades, the screams and yells, and the skirls of pipers - the very breath of battle. The pipers stood at the foot of the hill beating the ground with their feet while playing with fiendish energy´. Within three hours the whole town of approximately 3,000 huts had been captured; however, Sekukuni himself had managed to escape, although he was captured four days later. British casualties were 13 killed and 35 wounded. For their gallantry in saving the life of Lieutenant Dewar, Privates Flawn and Fitzpatrick were awarded the Victoria Cross, two of six given for the Basuto War. Both were presented with their Crosses by their Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel P.R. Anstruther, at Lydenburg, Transvaal, on the 17th September 1880. Fitzpatrick served throughout the 1st Boer War, 1880-81; he returned to England, 1882, and was discharged in May 1888. He later married a girl from Glasgow, and re-enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders for the 2nd Boer War. He died in Glasgow, July 1933, aged 73, and is buried an unmarked grave (NB. The grave now has a headstone) in St. Kentigern´s Cemetery, Glasgow. Private Fitzpatrick´s original Victoria Cross and South Africa 1877-79 medal were lost in action against the Boers at Bronkers Spruit in 1881, and an official replacement was sent out to him in June 1881. The original Cross was subsequently found in the effects of a soldier in his rifle company who had been killed, and returned to the recipient, with the replacement being returned to the War Office (various correspondence included with Lot refers). At some stage Private Fitzpatrick sold his original V.C pair, and it was later bought by Lieutenant-Colonel H.F.N. Jourdain, Connaught Rangers, at Sotheby´s for £42-0-0 on the 21st June 1906 [It is unlikely that Fitzpatrick was the vendor, as he probably sold the pair many years previously]. After selling his original group of two, he used to wear this second group of three on visits to the pubs in Belfast with his nephew, who after his death inherited them, and later sold them to a dealer in Belfast. His original Victoria Cross and South Africa 1877-79 medal are now held by the National Army Museum.
Victoria Cross Song Sheet 1914-1918 War Victoria Cross song sheet from the Finsbury Park Empire theatre. "Only A Cross" composed and sung by Mr Bruske. A fine example of 1914-1918 war patriotic verse. Fold marks, otherwise in good condition
Victorian & Edwardian School Medals Comprising: Walthamstow Education Committee gold medal awarded to Edward Sharps for regular attendance 1909; Similar medal in bronze to Clarence Townsend 1901; Walthamstow School Board medal in bronze awarded to Reginald Sharps for regular and punctual attendance 1903; School Board for London in silver to A Walter for punctual attendance 1897; Robert Raikes founder of Sunday Schools 1780-1930 gilt brass medal. Note silver and gold are the medal grade not the metal the medal is made of. Researchable as is is most likely male recipients served in the 1914-1918 war (5) in Generally Very Fine condition
Victorian Busby Headdress for Rifles Volunteer Officer Victorian grey mix false astrakhan Officers Busby headdress. A flat-folding type hat with a crown of fawn grey melton, fixed scarlet plaited worsted cable cord. To the top front a high relief padded cord boss with blackened brass Victorian crown, this suggesting rank rather than the more commonly used Light Infantry bugle horn. The interior is lined in brown polished cotton, with a sweatband of skived cross hatch ginger-brown leather. Some grey wool loss to the upper edges, otherwise in good condition
Victorian Commissary Officer Epaulettes Pair of Commissary Officer shoulder epaulettes contained in japanned storage tin from the Crimean war period. Clean extravagant gold wire embroidery, VR cypher embroidered to the cushion within the crescent. The underside with a great deal of mothing to the blue/black wool backing, but topside in very good condition
Victorian Lord Lieutenant of Wales Epaulettes Pair of mid-Victorian period full dress fringed epaulettes for a Welsh Lord Lieutenant coatee. Epaulette body of silver lace with silvered metal crescents applied by pin. Attractive embroidered Prince of Wales feather insignia, this in gold wire with sequins. Two tiered silver bullion fringe. The underside in scarlet morocco leather with, in gold, the Royal coat of arms and the outfitters details Crossdean and Petherick, 109 Regent St. Attractive and in very good condition
Victorian Naval Rating Cap Rare Rare Victorian Royal Navy ratings cap which dates around 1860. The cap is of black wool with to the crown lining a magnificent gold blocked royal coat of arms and the legend “Super Quality” Sadly this cap has suffered poor handling and storage over its one hundred and sixty years and is now quite fragile with numerous stress splits to its upper walls
Victorian Officer Hand Coloured Photograph 1860 A superb hand coloured photograph of a British Infantry Major or Lt. Colonel, difficult to distinguish the rank as the actual collar device is obscured by the gent's luxuriant whiskers, wonderful uniform details. Pre Cardwell reforms, late 1860s. Image 120 X 165 cms, mounted in a glass and gilt mat/frame.
Victorian Rifle Volunteer Tunic 1880s A fine example of a Victorian Rifle Volunteer Regiment Lieutenant steel grey melton wool tunic. Scarlet faced collar and cuffs adorned with silver bullion cable braid flanked by silver Russia braid. Each cuff decorated with an Austrian knot. Both shoulder straps are of silver cable in the form of a twisted knot. There is a full compliment of silver Victorian crown and light infantry horn buttons. The left sleeve carries two large National Rifle Association bullion embroidered badges "1883 Wimbledon " and "1899 Bisley" also, on the upper cuff, crossed Rifles in wire on scarlet cloth. There is some fraying to the inside right chest lining and both lower front skirting. Apart from two match head size holes to the left sleeve the tunic is in exceptionally fine condition
Victorian Scottish Lord Lieutenants Coatee A Scottish County Lord Lieutenants coatee, one of the finest in condition and quality that we have encountered. The tailoring style would suggest it was made between 1860 and early 1870s. Superfine scarlet doe skin wool cloth. With square fronted, and higher than later examples, black faced collar and cuffs. These intricately and skilfully embroidered with oak leaves and acorns in silver wire and sequin work. The rigid box backed and bullion fringed epaulettes and back skirting carry the most exquisitely embroidered mixed gold, silver, sequin, and padded bullion thistle and leaf insignia. The underside of the tails have functioning slash pockets. There appears to be some considerable amount of hand finishing. The underside of the epaulettes carry a paper label "Millan & Mann Edinburgh, successor to Buckmaster & Co..." There is some scattering of moth on the right hand side of the creamy white doe skin wool false turn-back. The interior silk lining has some shredding. Otherwise in good condition
Victorian Uniform Pattern Book 1894 A comprehensive British uniform pattern book of 1894 titled “Uniforms-Holding”. This book measuring 30 cm x 24cm has a maroon linen over cardboard cover with the Victorian coat of arms and bordering stamped in gold leaf. The authors signature, T.H. Holding is pen signed to inside cover page. The contents feature a the list of regiments and volunteers with full text, followed by tailoring patterns of “ Holding Military System” and detailed line drawings of all of uniform style, cuff and sleeve, shoulder decoration and accoutrements. This book is similar in context to the “Dress Regulations 1900”which has latterly been reprinted by Army and Armour Press. In addition this book features advertisements of companies related to military tailoring and a supplement end chapter featuring court dress, Royal Navy, British Livery, US Uniform and others. At some time past the cover and flyleaf have suffered some storage damp damage but the pages are not affected.
Victorian Uniform Remnants A grouping of Victorian Uniform cuff fragments consisting of a single post 1880 line infantry (volunteers or militia) standard pattern but of silver lace decorated Lieutenant’s tunic cuff, a pair of pre Cardwell infantry Officer's white slash patches with gold lace surround to now missing gilt regimental buttons. One single lieutenant Commander- RNR cuff lace and a cut in two parts collar for a Midshipman featuring small Victorian naval officer pattern buttons upon white wool gorge patches
Victorian, Great Northern Railway of Ireland Cross Belt Plates Late Victorian Great Northern Railway of Ireland, two heavy cast brass cross belt - baldrick plates. The first with a floral border with a centre of brilliant blue enamel, displaying the rank of Ticket Inspector in gold. Almost all the gold wash remaining. Accompanying this a large false buckle, having a fancy designed border with the initials GNRI across the open centre. (2) in very good condition
Walthamstow Education Committee Medals 1908-09 Two medals awarded to Sidney Partridge for regular and punctual attendance in bronze for 1908, and silver for 1909. Note silver is the medal grade not the metal the medal is made from. Researchable as is is most likely Sydney Partridge served in the 1914-1918 war. (2) in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Waltzing Matilda Sheet music for Waltzing Matilda the unofficial Australian national anthem. With words by AB Paterson and music by Marie Cowan. Played and sung in the film Forty Thousand Horsemen, staring Grant Taylor, Betty Bryant, Chas Rafferty, and Pat Twohill, released by General Film Distribution Limited. Sheet music produced by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew Ltd., in 1940. In good condition
Waltzing Matilda Sheet music for Waltzing Matilda the unofficial Australian national anthem. With words by AB Paterson and music by Marie Cowan. With pleasing cover image of the Second Australian Imperial Force marching through Sydney singing “Waltzing Matilda”. Sheet music produced by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew Ltd., in 1940. In good condition
Wanted - Leon Micciollo - French Colonel of Spahis We would like to locate the owner or know the whereabouts of the uniform of Colonel Micciollo which was sold in Hermann Historica auction of April 14 & 15, 2008. As owners of the Major Micciollo medals, documents, photographs and dress uniforms we would like to contact and share information with the owner. Thank you for looking your help is appreciated
Wanted - Leon Micciollo - French Colonel of Spahis We would like to locate the owner or know the whereabouts of the uniform of Colonel Micciollo which was sold in Hermann Historica auction of April 14 & 15, 2008. As owners of the Major Micciollo medals, documents, photographs and dress uniforms we would like to contact and share information with the owner. Thank you for looking your help is appreciated
Wanted - LRDG, ILRS, PPA... Wanted: Allied & Axis special forces units deployed in North Africa, the Aegean and Mediterranean theatres during 1939-1945 war, units such as: Long Range Desert Group, Indian Long Range Squadron, Popski’s Private Army, Libyan Arab Force, Layforce, Middle East Commando, Special Boat Squadron, Raiding Support Regiment, Special Air Service, Land Forces Adriatic, 2, 9 & 40 Commando, 2nd Independent Para Bde, Jugoslavia AOL, F Italian Recce, Nembo Regiment, Partisans, SOE, OSS, First Special Service Force. Italian Saharina Companies, Decima Mas, Falgore Paras, 288 Sonderverbande, Brandenburg, Sonderverbande Dora, Fallschirmjager, Kleinkamphverbande, etc. Also from the 1914-1918 war: Imperial Camel Corps, Light Car Patrols, Hejaz Armoured Car Company, TE Lawrence, etc. Badges, Uniform, Documents, Photographs, Medals, Special Equipment, etc., Anything considered…thank you
Wanted - LRDG, ILRS, PPA... Wanted: Allied & Axis special forces units of 1939-1945. Especially those deployed in North Africa, the Aegean and Mediterranean theaters. Units such as the Long Range Desert Group, Indian Long Range Squadron, Popski’s Private Army, Libyan Arab Force, Layforce, Middle East Commando, Special Boat Squadron, Sacred Squadron, Raiding Support Regiment, Special Air Service, Land Forces Adriatic, 2, 9 & 40 Commando, 2nd Independent Para Brigade, Jugoslavia AOL, Italian F Recce, Nembo Regiment, Partisans, SOE, Cichociemni, OSS, First Special Service Force. Italian Saharina Companies, Arditi, Centro Miliare, PAI, Xa Mas, Falgore Paras, 288 Sonderverbande, Brandenburg, Kleinkamphverbande, Sonderverbande Dora, Fallschirmjager. Also, from the Far East the Imperial Japanese Army & Marine Parachute units, Teishin Shudan, Yokosuka SNLFs, Chindits, V Force, MPAJA, D Force, 153 Para, etc. Also Chaplains, War Correspondents, Film, Photographic, Entertainment, War Trials, and Propaganda units In addition, from the 1914-1918 war: Imperial Camel Corps, Light Car Patrols, Hejaz Armored Car Company, TE Lawrence, etc. Cloth and metal insignias, headdress, medals, uniforms, documents, photographs, specialist equipment. Anything considered…thank you
War Medal 1939-1945 WWII War medal with good length of original ribbon. In generally very fine condition
War Medal 1939-1945 WWII War Medal. In Generally Very Fine condition
War-Time Gardening for Home Needs by AGL Hellyer Original 1942 publication. Card covers, 124 pages. Includes chapters headed: What are the possibilities?; What equipment do I need?; A plan to begin with; Make a start; First crops; To tickle the palate; What about fruits?; Greenhouse and frame; Making the most of Manures… In good condition
Winged Dagger Adventures on Special Service by Roy Farran Published by Collins, London in 1948. Linen covered covers, 384 pages, maps, photo of the painting of Roy Farran by Denis Fildes. One of Britains most decorated soldiers with Distinguished Service Order and three Military Crosses, 3rd Hussars and Special Air Service, serving in North Africa, Crete, and Italy. With newspaper cutting on the death of Farran aged 85 years. Good reading copy, in fair condition
Winston Churchill Commemorative Plate Hamilton Collection “Their Finest Hour” commemorative porcelain plate. Made by Malcolm Greensmith a limited edition numbered 0018. Classic Churchill pose with stern look and cigar, background depicts the fighting forces of the Army, Royal Navy, and RAF. 8.5 inches wide. In excellent condition
Women's Air Raid Precautions Badge 1939-1945 White metal badge with pin and hook fixing, contained in correct blue box with crown and “Air Raid Precautions Services” on the lid. Box slightly a/f otherwise in very good condition
Women's Legion Headdress Badge Women’s Legion oval shaped fretted copper coloured stamped brass hat badge depiction a Britannia style female figure holding a wreath in right hand and sword in the left within a wreath of rose and leaves with the initials “WL” to the top and a ribbon with the motto “ORA ET LABORA” to its base, this badge is backed by a piece of deep red wool with a simple pin back. Briefly this organisation was formed by Lady Londonderry in February 1916 to provide cooks for convalescent hospitals, command depots, rest camps and as drivers. In sharply detailed condition
Women's Royal Army Corps Headdress Badge WRAC Women's Royal Army Corps headdress badge. Bi-metal, Queens crown. In good condition
Women's Voluntary Service Long Service Medal WVS long service medal in cupro-nickel with correct ribbon. In Extremely Fine Condition
Women's Voluntary Service Medal in Box Women's Voluntary Service medal with additional Long Service clasp. Contained in official Royal Mint fitted case with additional length of ribbon. Medal about as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Women’s Institutes by Cicely McCall Original 1943 publication. Hard covers with dust wrapper. 48 pages, 8 plates in colour and 22 illustrations in black & white. With chapters titled: The Institutes come to London; the Institutes at home; Death of a complex; Jam; Handicrafts. Super images of evacuees and the WI at work , in very good condition
Worcestershire Regiment Title Original WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder title WORCESTERSHIRE In excellent condition
WW2 Cuttings & Photograph Album An album containing 25 full pages. Containing text, maps and images relating to the campaign in North Africa, Algiers, Medjez el Bab, Alexander, Sicily, Salerno, Cassino, Rome etc. Two snapshot photos of unidentified soldiers in tropical clothing, also an officialprinted translation of an Allied propaganda leaflet concerning the Allied Landing Near Rome. In good condition
WW2 Heliograph Mark V Tin containing two spare mirrors for the MkV Heliograph, dated 1944. Mirrors in perfect condition.
WW2 Medal Group Grouping of four WW2 service medals comprising 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defense Medal and War Medal complete with all original ribbons.
WW2 Period Photographs Royal Artillery Group of ten original photographs of Sergeant Stanley Haslam Royal Artillery, his new wife who was in the ATS and attached Royal Artillery, and other servicemen. Various sizes, in good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet & Safe Conduct Pass in Russian Air-dropped propaganda leaflet, 14 x 8.5 cms, double sided, with colour, disseminated by the German/axis for consumption by Russian soldiers. No code. Scorch marks and damage from dissemination by artillery shell or rifle grenade. In fair condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet & Safe Conduct Pass in Russian Air-dropped propaganda leaflet, 14.5 x 9.5 cms, double sided, disseminated by the German/axis for consumption by Russian soldiers. Code No.113 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - AN DIE ZIVILBEVOLKERUNG DER DEUTSCHEN INDUSTRIEGEBIETE To the Civil Population of the German industrial Areas. Air-dropped leaflet, 22 x13.5cms, double sided, German text. Disseminated by the RAF to German civilians. Wer diese Warnung missachtet, hat sich die Folgen selbst zuzuschreiben (Anyone who disregards this warning has themselves to blame for the consequences). Code G.69 In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Der Stein ist im Rollen The Stone is Rolling. Air-dropped leaflet, 31.5 x 13.5 cms, double sided. German text. Disseminated by the Allies to German soldiers and civilians. Code XG17 In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Deutscher Soldat, Uberleg’s Dir! Propaganda leaflet, 11.5 x 9.5cms, single sided, German text, extolling German Soldiers to think about it! Together with statistics presented to demonstrate how outnumbered and hopeless their struggle. Disseminated by rifle grenade by the Russians for consumption by German soldiers. No code. Damp stain and crinkles (shock from dissemination) otherwise in good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - DIE PARTEIBONZEN uber Deutschlands Vernichtung The Party Bonds about Germany’s Destruction. Air-dropped leaflet, 21 x 13 cms, double sided. Text in German, Russian and other languages. Disseminated by the Allies RAF a& USAAF to German soldiers and civilians. Code G/143 In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Englands Antwort England’s Answer. Air-dropped leaflet, 21 x 14 cms, double sided. Text in German. Wir Fahren Gegen Engelland! (We Drive Against England!) Disseminated by the Allies to German soldiers and civilians. Code 515 In good condition.
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - ENGLANDS KREIGSZIELE! ENGLAND’S WAR GOALS!. Air-dropped leaflet, 28 x 21.5 cms, double sided. Text in German. Disseminated by the Allies to German soldiers and civilians. Code 512 Ink stain, otherwise good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - GENERALE PROKLAMIERN FRIEDENSREGIERUNG! GENERAL PROCLAMATION PEACE GOVERNMENT!. Air-dropped leaflet, 21.5 x 13.5 cms, double sided. German text. Disseminated by the Red Army to German soldiers and civilians. Code ZG 34 In very good condition.
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - GESTAPOLEN GESTAPO POLAND. Air-dropped leaflet, 21.5 x 14 cms, double sided. Text in German. Disseminated by the allies to German soldiers and civilians. Wer sind die Plutokraten (Who are the Plutocrats? ) Code 349 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - GESTAPOLEN GESTAPO POLAND. Air-dropped leaflet, 21.5 x 14 cms, double sided. Text in German, with good images. Disseminated by the allies to German soldiers and civilians. Code 348 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - LUFTPOST 16 September 1941. A regular newsletter disseminated by the allies to German soldiers and civilians. Air-dropped leaflet, 27 x 20.5 cms, folded to make four pages of German text. News from the allied perspective. In poor condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - LUFTPOST 23 September 1941. A regular newsletter disseminated by the allies to German soldiers and civilians. Air-dropped leaflet, 27 x 21 cms, folded to make four pages of German text. News from the allied perspective. In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - LUFTPOST No.10. 22 Juli 1941. Air-dropped leaflet news-sheet, 27 x 21 cms, double sided. German text. Disseminated by the RAF to German soldiers and civilians. In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Luftpost 4 Juli 1941. Air-dropped leaflet, 27 x 20.5 cms, double sided. Text in German. A regular newsletter, with Allied bias, disseminated by the Royal Air Force to German soldiers and civilians. In very good condition.
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - LUFTPOST 15 Juli 1941. A regular newsletter disseminated by the allies to German soldiers and civilians. Air-dropped leaflet, 27 x 20.5 cms, folded to make four pages of German text. News from the allied perspective. In fair condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - LUFTPOST 6 November 1943. Air-dropped leaflet news-sheet, 27 x 21.5 cms, double sided. German text. Disseminated by the RAF to German soldiers and civilians. In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - LUFTPOST 14 Oktober 1941. A regular newsletter disseminated by the allies to German soldiers and civilians. Air-dropped leaflet, 27 x 21 cms, folded to make four pages of German text. News from the allied perspective. In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - LUFTPOST 17 Dezember 1943. Air-dropped leaflet news-sheet, 27 x 22 cms, double sided. German text. Disseminated by the RAF to German soldiers and civilians. In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Luftpost 9 Juli 1941. Air-dropped leaflet, 27 x 20.5 cms, double sided. Text in German. A regular newsletter, with Allied bias, disseminated by the Royal Air Force to German soldiers and civilians. In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - NACH HITLERS STURZ AFTER HITLER’S STORM. Air-dropped leaflet, 21.5 x 13.5 cms, double sided. German text. Disseminated by the Allies to German soldiers and civilians. Code G.39 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - NACHRICHTEN FUR DIE TRUPPE News for the Troops, 13 September 1944. A regular newsletter disseminated by the allies to German soldiers. Air-dropped leaflet, 45 x 32 cms, folded to make four pages of German text. News from the allied perspective. In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - NACHRICHTEN FUR DIE TRUPPE News for the Troops, 31 August 1944. A regular newsletter disseminated by the allies to German soldiers. Air-dropped leaflet, 45 x 32 cms, folded to make four pages of German text. News from the allied perspective. In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - NACHRICHTEN FUR DIE TRUPPE News for the Troops, 23 September 1944. A regular newsletter disseminated by the allies to German soldiers. Air-dropped leaflet, 45 x 32 cms, folded to make four pages of German text. News from the allied perspective. In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - PREDIGT des Bischofs Clemens August Graf Von Galen Prayer of Bishop Clemens August Graf Von Galen, 13 Juli 1941. Air-dropped leaflet, 28 x 22 cms, folded to make four pages of German text. Disseminated by the allies to German soldiers and civilians. Code 526 Rare, and in good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Ruhr Arbeiter Ruhr Worker. Air-dropped leaflet, 21.5 x 14 cms, double sided. Text in German, good images. Disseminated by the Royal Air Force to German civilians and those working in the Ruhr area. Wer Sind Die Plutokraten? (Who Are The Plutocrats?). Code 324 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Ruhr Arbeiter Ruhr Worker. Air-dropped leaflet, 21.5 x 14 cms, double sided. Text in German, good images. Disseminated by the Royal Air Force to German civilians and those working in the Ruhr area. 1918 KAPITULATION. Code 330 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Ruhr Arbeiter Ruhr Worker. Air-dropped leaflet, 21.5 x 14 cms, double sided. Text in German, good images. Disseminated by the Royal Air Force to German civilians and those working in the Ruhr area. Was hat die Annektion Polens mit Freiheit und Sozialismus zu tun? (What does the annexation of Poland have to do with freedom or socialism?). Code 327 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Ruhr Arbeiter Ruhr Worker. Air-dropped leaflet, 21.5 x 14 cms, double sided. Text in German, good images. Disseminated by the Royal Air Force to German civilians and those working in the Ruhr area. Wer Sind Die Plutokraten? (Who Are The Plutocrats?). Code 326 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Ruhr Arbeiter Ruhr Worker. Air-dropped leaflet, 21.5 x 14 cms, double sided. Text in German, good images. Disseminated by the Royal Air Force to German civilians and those working in the Ruhr area. Wer Sind Die Plutokraten? (Who Are The Plutocrats?). Code 328 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - RUSSLAND OG VI RUSSIA AND V1. Air-dropped leaflet, 27 x 21 cms, double sided. Text in Norwegian, disseminated over occupied Norway by the Allies to Norwegian soldiers and civilians. Code 818. In good condition.
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - STERNENBANNER London 25 Januar 1944. A regular newsletter disseminated by the USA War Information Bureau to German soldiers and civilians. Air-dropped leaflet, 42 x 26 cms, folded to provide four pages of news. German text. News from the allied perspective. Code: USG 25 In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Umtliche Befanntmachung Current Information. Air-dropped leaflet, 14 x 21.5 cms, double sided, but same on both sides. Text in gothic German, with impressive eagle and swastika heading. Disseminated by the Allies to German soldiers and civilians. Code 410 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Un Message du Gouvernment Belge a la Population du Pays Occupe A Message from the Belgian Government to the Population of the Occupied Country. 10 Mei 1945. Air-dropped leaflet, 21.5 x 27.5 cms, double sided. Text in french, disseminated by the RAF, on behalf of the Belgian Government in Exile, over occupied Belgium to Belgian soldiers and civilians. Code 236 Punch holes otherwise in good condition.
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Unverdunkelt! Undimmed!. Air-dropped leaflet, 14 x 21 cms, double sided. Text in German. Luftherrschaft fur England und die USA (Air rule for England and the USA) Disseminated by the Allies to German soldiers and civilians. Code 505 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Volkischer Beobachter 1941 National Observer 10 Oktober 1941. Norddeutsche Ausgabe (North Germany Edition). Air-dropped leaflet, 42 x 25 cms, double sided. Text in German. A regular German newspaper but altered with subtle Allied bias, disseminated by the Allies to German soldiers and civilians. In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet - Wofur Kampft Deutschland! Why Does Germany Fight!. Air-dropped leaflet, 22 x13.5cms, double sided, German text. Disseminated by the Allies to German soldiers and civilians. Code G.10 In good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet in Danish Air-dropped propaganda leaflet, 43 x 14.5 cms, double sided, folded. with colour, disseminated by the Allies for consumption by Danish civilians. Quislings Opgepast (Quislings Attention). Code H3 Rare but only in fair condition, priced accordingly
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet in Japanese Air-dropped leaflet, 17 x 11.5 cms, Japanese kanji text. Two hands, one crushing the German swastika the other crushing the Japanese sun. Produced by the USA OSS CBI Department of Psychological Warfare for dissemination to Japanese soldiers and civilians. Code SJ/121 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflet in Russian Air-dropped propaganda leaflet, 21 x 15 cms, double sided. Disseminated by the German/axis for consumption by Russian soldiers. Code 10 In very good condition
WW2 Propaganda Leaflets Three air-dropped leaflets, each 13 x 21 cms, double sided. German text. Disseminated by the Allies to German soldiers and civilians. Codes: G.59, 508, G.103. (3) In fair condition
WW2 Reconnaissance Corps Shoulder Title Yellow machine embroidered RECONNAISSANCE on green felt. Standard WW2 issue “glue” back type. In mint unworn condition
WW2 Reconnaissance Corps Shoulder Title Yellow machine embroidered RECONNAISSANCE on green felt. Standard WW2 issue “glue” back type. Removed from uniform, otherwise in very good condition
WW2 Royal Navy in Egypt Souvenir Plate Large copper plate 25cms diameter, dished, hand decorated with Royal Navy crest of fouled anchor, Honi Soit Qui Maly Pense in a garter, RN, EGYPT, snakes and Egyptian motifs. Typical WW2 bazaar souvenir, hand engraved with the serviceman’s badge. In very good condition
WW2 South Africa Postage Stamps 28 original used, with franking stamps, South African wartime postage stamps. Pleasing images of tanks, airmen, soldiers, sailors, nurses etc. Generally in very good condition
WWI Post Office Rifles Headdress Badge 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles) headdress badge. The slider replaced with pin and hook, otherwise in very good condition
WWI Royal Artillery Moving Wheel Headdress Badge Royal Artillery Headdress Badge, other ranks type with additional moving wheel. King's Crown, brass. In very good condition
WWI Royal Marine Light Infantry Headdress Badge Royal Marine Light Infantry RMLI headdress badge with copper lugs. In very good condition
WWII 1st Medical Commando Title Rare original WWII embroidered shoulder title 1 MEDICAL COMMANDO. Medical support for Commando troops was first raised in April 1944 when the formation of four specialised ‘Medical Commandos’ each of 9 officers and 136 other ranks was proposed. Orders issued on June 24, 1945 to raise No 1 Medical Commando instructed that 1st Light Field Ambulance, RAMC, recently returned from Italy, became 1st Medical Commando on 1st August, the formation of No 2 Medical Commando by the conversion of 6th Light Field Ambulance, RAMC to support 3rd Commando Brigade in Burma following thereafter. With mobilisation cancelled three days after Japan surrendered in August 1945 these Commandos had been disbanded by December that year. A rare title, in excellent condition
WWII Cheshire Regiment Title Cheshire embroidered in white cotton on red felt, “Glue back” type, shoulder title. In unworn condition
WWII General Service Corps Pair of Titles Original WWII matching pair printed black on khaki slip-on shoulder titles G.S.C. In excellent condition
WWII General Service Corps Title Original WWII embroidered black on khaki slip-on shoulder title GSC In excellent condition
WWII Officers Chinstrap Brown leather adjustable chinstrap for an officer’s service dress cap and peaked cap. 12.8mm wide. Complete and in very good condition
WWII Officers Chinstrap Brown leather adjustable chinstrap for an officer’s service dress cap or peaked cap. 12.5mm wide. Complete and in very good condition
WWII RAF Canada Nationality Titles Two different Royal Air Force Canada embroidered cloth nationality titles. In fair condition
WWII Royal Engineers Sweetheart Badge Gilt brass with enamel RE, pin back, GeoVI badge. For wear by veteran or sweetheart. In very good condition
WWII SOE Clandestine Receiver/Transmitter Spy Set Crystals Original box containing thirteen wartime quartz crystals which were used with the Type 3 MkII “B2” and other wartime spy sets. All are dated, various dates between 1942 and 1945. (13) In very good condition
WWII Special Air Service Headdress Badge An original and early WWII SAS cloth embroidered headdress badge. This actual wartime worn example was pictured in “New Zealand Army Distinguishing Patches 1911-1991” by Malcolm Thomas & Cliff Lord. Removed from headdress, rare and in good condition
WWII Warrant Officer Sleeve Badge Printed on cloth King’s Crown sleeve badge for wear by Army Warrant Officers. Made by Calico Printers. In unworn condition
Yorkshire Hussars Sabretache A fine example of a Victorian Yorkshire Hussars Officers full dress sabretache having a silver wire laced border around a fine wool scarlet centre which has a large silver wire embroidered crown with velvet and coloured silk details above a large two tone silver wire Yorkshire rose with green embroidered leaves. Leather backing and pouch in good order apart from the missing securing strap
Yugoslavia. International Brigades Medal 1936 White metal, 71mm dia. Obverse with map of Spain, clenched fist breaking the chain restraint, globe, star, 1936 1966, text Voluntarios Internacionales De La Libertad. Reverse with text SISKO ANTI SKUPSTINA GRADA ZAGREBA 30.X. 1966. In Generally Very Fine condition
Zaire. Motherhood Medal Motherhood Merit Medal 3rd class, on bow ribbon. About as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition
Zimbabwe. Independence Medal 1980 Independence medal, numbered on rim 25131. In Generally Very Fine condition