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1917 Dated British Army Officers Sam Browne Belt A very nice leather officers Sam Browne belt. Makers mark: Martins Birmingham 1917. In very good condition with all brass fixings present and in good order. Attractive patina. To fit up to waist 32 inches.
1940’s WW2 Valentine Tank Sweetheart Brooch A nice sweetheart brooch in the shape of a British WW2 Valentine tank. The badge is secured via a pin on the reverse. The brooch is made from a pressed base metal. Fantastic details. The measurements are 3.2cm long by 1.2cm tall.
A British 1965 Military Bush Knife / Machete A vintage British military ‘Golok’. Also reffered to as a bush or survival knife or machete. This type of equipment was used for ground troops overseas or in tropical environments. The knife comes in its original military sheath with belt attachment. The weighted blade still holds a good edge and is in good condition. A lace lanyard is still threaded through the hole on the hilt. The blade is stamped ‘ELWELL 1965’ with a crows foot mark and ‘KE18731’. The blade length is 13” and the overall length is 18” unsheathed.
Antique / Vintage WW1 Toy Lead Machine Gunners (set of 3) A fantastic set of 3 toy machine gunners. They appear to be firing Vickers or Maxim guns. They are made from lead and still have their original paint. Each model measures 2” long by 1 1/2” high.
British Early 37 Pattern Webbing Khaki Ammo Pouch An early 1937 British webbing ammo pouch in khaki. The pouch is in excellent condition with the makers mark underneath the left pocket. The brass buckle and belt attachment are all in perfect order. These particular ammo pouches would have been worn above the main webbing belt. The item measures 8” long by 8” tall (including the strap).
British Military Penknife 1954 C Myers & Son Sheffield A very good condition British military penknife. Date stamped 1954 and made by C Myers & Son of Sheffield. The knife has a main blade (2.5”) and a can / bottle opener. The words ‘OIL THE JOINTS’ are stamped and the penknife body. Overall open length 6.5”.
British Military Sam Browne Belt Dated 1937 A good Sam Browne officers belt dated 1937. The belt is in good well used condition and fits up to size 38”. All the brass fixings and buckles are present and work as they should. The belt is marked ‘M Cd 1937’.
Bronze Bust of Unknown German Soldier A superb vintage bronze of a German soldier with sculptors signature on rear “Fisher”. The bronze piece has been painted black at some point in its life and the paint has worn off in parts. The marble base has a fine crack in it, this too has been painted black at some point. On either side of the soldiers helmet it looks as if the insignia has been ground away. A very interesting piece that would grace any desk, mantlepiece or military collection. The detailing of the bronze is excellent. The piece stands at 6” high by 4” wide.
Devonshire Regiment 1930 Silver Hallmarked Company Cricket Medal A fantastic solid silver Devonshire regiment ‘company cricket winners’ medal, dated 1930. The hallmarks are for London 1929 by Pinchers of London. The medal bears the Devonshire regiments badge on the front and the inscription ‘winners company cricket 1930’ on the rear. The medal shows its age with scuffs, nicks and general age. The diameter is 32mm and weighs 16.82 grams. A fantastic piece of history
Early 1930’s Nazi Germany Postcard A superb original Nazi Germany postcard of the Rhein river from the early 1930’s. The black and white photograph postcard shows a swastika as part of the sun. A great propaganda piece. The postcard is in very good condition and unused. The postcard measures 5 1/2” tall by 3 1/2” wide.
Edward VIII Empire Day Medal May 24th An Edward VIII empire day medal on ribbon. In nice original condition.
German Nazi Tinnie Badge Labour Day 1 Mai 1937 A German Nazi party 1937 Labour / work day Tinnie or badge. The badge is made from aluminium alloy with a pin fastening at the rear. The rear is maker stamped ‘Bockle & Co Nachf’ and ‘Geringswalde SA’ The diameter is 3.5cm.
German Nazi Tinnie Badge Labour Day 1 Mai 1938 A German Nazi party 1938 Labour / work day Tinnie or badge. The badge is made from aluminium alloy with a pin fastening at the rear. The rear is maker stamped ‘R Rasenmayer JR’ and ‘Pforzheim’ The diameter is 3.5cm.
Gloucestershire Regiment Gold Plated Sweetheart Brooch A gold plated Gloucestershire regiment sweetheart brooch. There is some minor age related wear to the plate on the brooch’s front.
Hungarian Cold War 76M Gas Mask Size 2 This is an issued 76M Hungarian civil defense gas mask from the 1970's. Designed for civilians and civil defense members to work in chemical and nuclear contaminated areas, this mask can be considered as a typical Cold War-era radioactive fallout gas mask. Made from green tent canvas with rubber and has a sheep-velour face sealing. The straps are made from elasticated canvas. The mask comes with a 70M filter.
Leather Bullet Attachment for Sam Browne Belt 1903 Lieutenant Walter Bolitho Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers A very interesting leather bullet attachment for the Sam Browne belt to replace the shoulder strap. The belt has holders for 18 .455 bullets. On the inside of the belt is inscribed ‘Walter C G Bolitho Lieut’. On researching the name Walter Bolitho, he was born in Hampshire in 1882 and was commissioned into the 5th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1901 as a 2nd Lieutenant. and promoted again to lieutenant in 1903. He served in and survived the first world war, seeing service in France and Gallipoli. Walter died in 1925 at the rank of Major. The belt is in very good condition for its age with fully functional buckle, eyelets and press studs. The belt measures 1.5” wide by 36” long but can be shortened or lengthened with the buckle. A very interesting piece of history.
Lee Enfield No4 Mk 11 Bayonet in Scabbard A Lee Enfield No4 Mk11 ‘pig sticker’ bayonet in scabbard. This is a Canadian Model. The Crown Corporation Small Arms Ltd, Long Branch, Ontario, Canada, made approximately 910,000 No. 4 Mk. II bayonets from 1942–1944. In good clean order.
New Zealand Reinforcement Badges 1914-1918 Paperback Book An early paperback edition of New Zealand reinforcement badges 1914-1918 book by Geoffrey J Lowe F.C.I.S. 56 pages in total. In good used condition. Slight blemish on front cover and slight marks to back cover. Otherwise good condition. 8” by 6” in size.
NSDAP Double Sided 2 Piece Flag A very nice original NSDAP flag constructed of 2 pieces of material. The red backing has a white circle sewn into its centre with swastikas printed on both sides. The flag is in good condition with a couple of very small holes where it has been attached to something. There is also a feint stain near the swastika on the red backing. These in no way detract from the flag. The flag measures 62.5cm long by 42cm deep. A superb display piece.
Original 1941 Third Reich Wehrmacht Manual For Infantry This is an original example of a Reibert Third Reich manual. Printed in 1941 it has the complete German history and soldiering sections with photos of Hitler as well as pictures of all the nazi generals. This rare heavily illustrated manual is paperback and 5 1/2” wide by 8” tall. The manual has browned in colour and the front page is loose by about a quarter of the way down.The spine is sound.
Pair of WW2 Merchant Navy Lieutenant Engineer Shoulder Boards. A great pair of WW2 Merchant Navy Lieutenant Engineer shoulder boards. The ‘engineer’ position is indicated by the purple line between the gold. Both boards are in excellent condition and both have their laces and Merchant Navy buttons. One shoulder board is missing its backing disc.
Pair WW2 Brass RM Royal Marines Shoulder Titles A pair of WW2 brass RM Royal Marine shoulder titles with original back plates and pins. They measure 4cm by 2 1/2cm.
Pair WW2 M2 Browning .50 cal Bullets (Inert) 1943 A nice pair of WW2 .50 cal bullets for the Browning M2 machine gun. Date stamped 1943. Both bullets are 5.5” long.
Post WW2 German DSB Jugend (Youth) Badge Set A nice post war German youth DSB (Deutsches Sportabzeichen) set. The set comprises of a cloth patch, a stick pin and a badge. All 3 items have the letter ‘J’ on the lower part of the wreath for jugend or youth. This design badge originated after WW2 in the 1950’s. The stickpin and the badge both have maker marks to their rear ”Ges Gesch” and “S T & L Ludenscheid”
Royal Tank Regiment Patches Pair RTR Pair of vintage RTR Royal Tank Regiment patches. These have not been issued and not stitched at any time to uniform. They measure 3 1/2” by 1 1/2”.
Solid Silver ARP Air Raid Precaution Badge 1938 A solid silver ARP badge, hallmarked London 1938. Air Raid Precautions (ARP) was an organisation in the United Kingdom set up in 1937 dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air raids. It included the Raid Wardens' Service that was to report on bombing incidents. Every local council was responsible for organising ARP wardens, messengers, ambulance drivers, rescue parties and liaison with police and fire brigades. From 1 September 1939, ARP Wardens enforced the "blackout". Heavy curtains and shutters were required on all private residences, commercial premises, and factories to prevent light escaping and so making them a possible target for enemy bombers to locate their targets. With increased enemy bombing during the Blitz, the ARP services were central in reporting and dealing with bombing incidents. They managed the air raid sirens and ensured people were directed to shelters. The badge measures 1 1/2” tall by 1” wide.
Victorian 44th East Essex Regiment of Foot Clay Pipe A fantastic Victorian clay pipe of the East Essex 44th Regiment of foot. The pipe has lost a couple of inches of its length but is otherwise in very good condition for its age, circa 1870. Decorated on both sides. One side reads "EAST ESSEX 44" and the other "AVA PENINSULA SALAMANCA BADAJOZ WATERLOO SEVASTOPOL TAKUFORTS”. Measures 3.5” long by x 2” tall.
Victorian Chromolithograph Royal Artillery Framed Picture A fantastic original Royal Artillery chromolithograph from the 1890 book ‘Her Majesty’s Army’. mounted and framed. Measuring 15” by 12”.
Victorian Chromolithograph The 1st Life Guards Framed Picture A fantastic original 1st Life Guards chromolithograph from the 1890 book ‘Her Majesty’s Army’. Mounted and framed. Measuring 15” by 12”.
Vintage 1930’s Large Toy Tin Cannon / Artillery Piece Vintage large tin toy Cannon from the 1930’s. The spring pull back firing action works perfectly well and the wheels turn freely and the barrel moves up and down. Very collectable. All in all a charming and uncommon piece. Measuring 12” long by 6” tall and 4.5” wide.
Vintage 1950’s Navy Doll Toy An 1950’s sailor doll, made of plastic and with felt clothes. The eyes close when he’s laid down. The headband on his headwear says HMS Victory. He has some age related wear, but all in all in good condition. The doll stands at 6” tall.
Vintage British MOD Military Survival / Utility Knife with Leather Sheath A British MOD Utility Survival Knife dated 1992 with MOD stamps on the wooden grip. This vintage British MOD Utility Survival Knife has a thick bowie style blade double edged with two piece wooden grips secured by three copper rivets. The blade still retains a very good edge. The scabbard is made of tan leather with MOD stamps. This Utility Survival Knife has been issued as there is a name on the inside of the securing stud loop. The Blade length is just under 7”and the overall length is 12”. The knife weighs in at over 500g.
Vintage Dutch Military Entrenching Tool / Shovel Cover A nice vintage Dutch military entrenching tool / shovel cover. Leather and canvas construction in good used condition.
Vintage Leather Sam Browne Belt A good condition vintage leather Sam Browne belt. Fits up to 38” waist. All the brass rings studs and buckle are in excellent order. The belt has the number ‘38’ stamped on the inside.
Vintage Merchant Navy P&O Officers Cap Badge / Band A great example of a vintage Merchant Navy P&O lines officers cap badge / band. The bullion badge and band are in very good condition for their age. The badge measures 3” across by 2.5” tall. A very nice collectors piece.
Vintage Officers Leather Sam Browne Belt A very nice vintage leather Sam Browne officers belt complete with shoulder strap. The belt is in good used condition. There are no makers marks or date anywhere on the belt. All brass buckles and fixings are all present and correct. The belt is up to 36” waist.
Vintage Pair Of Brass Cannons A vintage pair of brass cannons. The barrels are removable and the wheels turn. 8" long by 3 1/2" tall and 4" wide. A great pair of desk ornaments.
Vintage RAF Air Electrics AE Cloth badge RAF Brevet - AE (Air Electronics) Half-Wing Padded Embroidered Air Force Branch Badge. 3” by 2”.
Vintage RAF Propeller Sweetheart Brooch A fantastic vintage RAF sweetheart brooch in the shape of a propeller. The RAF badge is central on the front of the brooch. The brooch has a safety pin closure and is stamped on the reverse FWC & S. The brooch measures 7.6 cm long.
Vintage Royal Artillery Mother Of Pearl Sweetheart Brooch A very nice vintage Royal Artillery mother of pearl sweetheart brooch. I am unsure if this is from WW1 or WW2. The brooch consists of a enamelled Royal Artillery badge set on a mother of pearl backing. The badge is fastened with a pin closure. The badge has a diameter of 3cm.
Vintage Royal Australian Navy Deck Knife A fantastic vintage Royal Australian navy deck knife in leather sheath. The blade is flat and sharpened on one side. The handle is solid and is retained by 3 metal pins. The blade is unmarked with light wear and measures 5” long and the 2 piece handle measures 4” long. The handle has a lanyard hole at the base. The leather sheath is still solid with expected wear on the rear, it also has a belt loop.
Vintage Spanish M65 Helmet A vintage Spanish M65 helmet. The helmet comes without a liner and is in good used condition. Both bails are present and complete. There are no holes in the helmet with only light surface rust marks. The helmet retains 60% of its original paint.
Vintage US M1 Airborne Helmet with Liner and Camo Cover A very nice vintage American M1 Airborne helmet with liner and cover. Swivel bails. The shell is dated to 1980. Good solid piece. Great for display or reenactors.
Vintage USMC Garrison Cap with screw in badge A nice example of a vintage USMC United States Marine Corp garrison cap with screw in badge. It’s size 7 and in very good condition. Made by Airline Instruments Inc. It has the name ‘P. Vannatten’ stamped inside.
Vintage Uzi Magazine 9mm 32 Round A good solid vintage Uzi 9mm magazine. 32round capacity. Quick view slots for 10, 20 and 32 rounds remaining. Fully functional. 8” long. ****UK POSTAGE ONLY ****
Vintage West German Air Force / Luftwaffe Peaked Cap A very tidy vintage west German Air Force / Luftwaffe peaked cap with metal badge. Size 55 and in very good condition.
WW1 British No.15 Cricket Ball Grenade A first world war No.15 Cricket ball grenade. Theses were designed and produced in 1915. The No.15 was a time-fused grenade. It was internally fragmented and incorporated a 2 part cast-iron body. To light the grenade, the user had to remove a covering that was on the fuse, then strike an external Brock matchhead igniter against the fuse. The No.15 had been created specifically for the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I where it performed well. However in the winter European theatre when the Battle for Loos started, the No.15 was beset with problems, in particular the wet conditions encountered made the fuse almost useless. It was estimated that approximately 18 out of 20 No.15s failed to ignite due to inoperative fuses. A good salty example of a No.15. The piece has a 3” diameter and weighs 680gms.
WW1 British Postcard If I Once Get Hold A WW1 postcard If I Once Get Hold. Used. Slight fold on top left corner.
WW1 Coldstream Guards Picture Frame Trench Art A WW1 Coldstream Guards picture frame. The frame is of a white metal construction (tin or aluminium) in the Coldstream Guards badge design. The photo in the frame is original, showing a young Guardsman in WW1 uniform. The picture within the frame has a slide in glass front, both sit in a pocket at the frames rear. The frame measures 13cm by 13cm. An interesting and unique piece.
WW1 Death Penny/ Plaque Charles White A WW1 bronze death plaque honouring a Charles White. The war records show numerous listings for Charles White.
WW1 Death Plaque / Penny Harry Warner A WW1 bronze death plaque in honour of a Harry Warner. The war records show 2 entries: Private 22256 Duke Of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Died 23.07.1916 Private 45938 Wellington Regiment New Zealand Died 04.10.17 The back of the plaque / penny has been scored, presumably to be mounted onto a backing or frame at some point.
WW1 French Veterans Brass Adrian Helmet Plate “Soldat De La Grande Guerre” An original brass WW1 Veteran of the Great War Adrian helmet plate. The Plate has “Soldat De La Grande Guerre 1914 - 1918” embossed onto it. The Plate fits on the French Adrian helmets peak identifying the soldier as a WW1 veteran. Many were engraved with the soldiers name. This is an unengraved example. The plate is a convex 20cm across.
WW1 French War Orphans Fund Raising Medal by Rene Lalique French Great War Fund Raising Medal for War Orphans. Designed and signed "R. Lalique" - René Lalique the famous art glass designer. About 33mm max height, struck in thin brass plate. The design is a squared cross depicting a woman cradling two infants, beneath is the Lalique signature and the inscription Orphelinat des Armees. The piece still retains a small part of its original ribbon.
WW1 German Medal Pair Iron Cross (2nd class) and Honour Cross A pair of WW1 German medals. Iron cross 2nd class and the combatants Honour Cross. Both mounted and with original ribbons. The German Honour Cross has C. TH. D. stamped on the reverse. A nice little set.
WW1 German Model 17 Eierhandgranate Egg Grenade A first world war German model 17 ‘Eierhandgranate’ or ‘Egg’ grenade. The Model 17 Eierhandgranate ("egg grenade") is a small defensive and offensive hand grenade which was used by Germany during World War I. The average soldier could throw it 40 meters or farther. It was more portable than the heavier Kugelhandgranate and less awkward to handle than the stick grenade. The body of the grenade was initially smooth and thus difficult to hold so the design was modified with the addition of a raised band to provide better grip. A nice example. No fuse. The piece stands at 6cm tall and has a 5cm diameter. Weighing 280 gms.
WW1 German Wire Cutters DRGM World War 1 German Wire cutters. These are the standard issue short size. The wire cutters are nicely marked with 'D.R.G.M.' (Deutches Reich Gebrauchs Muster). The cutters open and close smoothly. They measure 14” long by 4” wide.
WW1 Machine Gun Corps Sweetheart Brooch Hallmarked Silver WW1 Machine Gun Corps sweetheart brooch. Silver and tortoise shell. This particular one has had an additional safety chain fitted. The word ‘Patent’ is stamped on the rear of the silver collar. The safety chain has been attached over the majority of the hallmarks but the year letter is still visible 1916. 1” diameter.
WW1 Middlesex Regiment Cap Badge A very nice original WW1 Middlesex Regiment cap badge. Great patina. The Middlesex Regiment was one of the principal home counties based regiments with a long tradition. They inherited their nickname, the “Die-hards”, from the 57th Regiment of Foot (West Middlesex), which later became the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. The 57th gained the name during the Peninsular War when, at the Battle of Albuera on 16 May 1811 their commander Colonel Inglis had his horse shot from under him, severely wounded and outnumbered by the French he called to his men “Die hard, 57th. Die hard!” "Albuhera" was the principal battle honour on the Middlesex Regiment's colours.
WW1 Pair Brass RFA Royal Field Artillery Titles A pair of WW1 RFA shoulder titles. Both come with retaining pins. One of the pair has come to me highly polished and the other is uncleaned. The unpolished one also has a slight bend between the F and the A. They measure 1 3/4”
WW1 Pair War & Victory Medals M Gallagher Royal Field Artillery A bar mounted pair of WW1 War and Victory medals awarded to Driver DVR M Gallagher Royal Field Artillery RA 43989. The medals are on their original ribbons. The rank ‘driver’ was initially used in the Royal Artillery for the men who drove the teams of horses which pulled the guns. It was phased out after the First World War, when all Royal Artillerymen of the lowest rank were redesignated as gunners.
WW1 Pioneers Brass Badge A WW1 Pioneers brass badge of the crossed axes on original card. The rank of Pioneer was introduced in the Royal Engineers in 1913 owing to a shortage of tradesmen. The pioneers were responsible for maintaining trenches installing barbed wire, installing duck boards, building bridges, laying communication cable and communication trenches. As well they constructed buildings, created and maintained roads for artillery and mules. They were not a labour battalion. Most of their work was done at night.
WW1 Royal Navy Sweetheart Brooch Silver WW1 silver and tortoise shell Royal Navy sweet heart brooch. Stamped ‘Sterling’ on the back. 1” diameter.
WW1 Trench Art .303 Bullet Posy Holder A very nice little WW1 trench art posy holder made from a .303 bullet case. The piece is 6cm tall by 7cm wide.
WW1 Trench Art Lighter A fantastic WW1 trench art lighter. It’s a 3 piece brassed metal crudely made into a working petrol lighter. The body has a few small dings and dents as to be expected for its age. It measures 2 1/4” long by 1” wide.
WW1 Trench Knife Converted Le Gras Bayonet 1880 A good example of a WW1 trench knife made from a cut down French Le Gras bayonet dated 1880. The bayonet is standard in every way apart from the shortened blade length. The bayonets were shortened for hand to hand fighting and raiding parties, making it easier to fight with than a full length bayonet. The blade measures 9 1/2” long. The brass pommel and press catch are in very good order, as are the wooden grips.
WW1 US Army Bausch & Lomb Binoculars in Leather case Cased Pair of WW1 U.S. Army Signal Corps binoculars by Bausch & Lomb. In their original brown leather case with working integral compass in the lid. The binoculars work excellently and have their original neck strap. The leather in parts is a little worn. The closing strap on the date stamped 1918 case is damaged. A very collectable piece in good overall condition.
WW1 Victory Medal to Seaman C Jeffery RNR WW1 Victory medal to Seaman C Jeffery Royal Naval Reserves 3284C
WW1 West Yorkshire Regiment Sweetheart Brooch A very nice WW1 sweetheart brooch made from a West Yorkshire regiment cap badge. The brooch is brass and is secured with a pin fastening to the rear. The brooch measures 5.5cm wide by 4cm tall.
WW2 1943 British Army Jack / Clasp Penknife By Wilson Of Sheffield A WW2 British military Jack / Clasp knife dated 1943 with ‘Wilson’ stamped underneath the date. The knife consists of a main blade and a can opener / bottle opener. Closed length 9 1/2cm, open length 15 1/2cm. The knife is in overall good uncleaned condition.
WW2 1944 British 3” Mortar Round A very impressive world war 2 British 3” mortar round / bomb, date stamped for 1944. The British army used the 3” mortar from the early 1930’s up into the 1960’s. One tail fin is very slightly bent, but is not noticeable. Fantastic patina. The bomb has no fuse head and weighs in at 2.8 kgs. The piece measures 34cm tall by 7.7cm wide. *****UK POSTAGE ONLY FOR THIS ITEM*****
WW2 1944 Date Stamped British Military Folding Chainsaw in Pouch A very nice complete British military folding chainsaw in pouch, date stamped 1944. The set comprises of: folding saw, 2 two piece screw together handles, pouch and a tool. The teeth on the saw are still very sharp. The saw is made by ‘CIS & SON LTD’ and is also broad arrow and date stamped 1944. A nice complete set.
WW2 1945 British Military Large Mess Tin A large WW2 British army mess tin, dated 1945. Made by MMS and serial numbered: AA5880. Good condition. 18cm long by 13.5cm wide and 6cm deep.
WW2 2nd Edition Nazi German Civilian Deutsches Reich Arbeitsbuch (Labour Book) The Arbeitsbuch was a result of the Labour Law of February 1935 that required labour registration and the use of the appropriate document. The purpose of the Arbeitsbuch was to document the work history of each German citizen. During the twelve years of the Third Reich the Arbeitsbuch came in three editions. This is the 2nd edition. These documents were for German citizens only, foreigners who worked in the Reich had to carry a similar book which was printed on a different colour paper and which contained a photo of the owner while no photo was required in the domestic document. The book is the same size as a passport and filled with details and Nazi stamps. The condition is very good.
WW2 Air Ministry RAF Aircraft Outside Air Temperature Gauge A very nice WW2 Aircraft Outside Air Temperature gauge. These gauges were fitted on Spitfire, Hurricanes and Lancaster bombers. Air ministry stamped and stores code stamped 6A/1611. The dial moves well and the piece has certainly been used. Light rust on rear. The face is 2.5” by 2.5” and 2” deep.
WW2 Air Raid Warden Civil Defence Set A nice WW2 air raid warden/ civil defence group. The group consists of 2 shoulder cloth ‘Warden’ badges, a round breast cloth ‘CD’ civil defence badge and a 1938 ‘Protecion Of Your Home Against Air Raids’ booklet. All items are original.
WW2 ARP Air Raid Precaution Whistle J Hudson & Co A WW2 Air Raid Precaution ARP Whistle by J Hudson & Co. Air Raid Precautions (ARP) was an organisation in the United Kingdom set up in 1937 dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of German air raids. In good used working condition.
WW2 British Air Raid Warden Helmet 1939 A WW2 Air Raid Wardens helmet complete with chinstrap and original liner dated 1939 made by BMB (Briggs Motor Bodies Of Dagenham). Size 7. The helmet is stencilled front and rear with ‘W’ for warden. Very good condition and a great collectors piece.
WW2 British Bakelite Civil Defence Helmet A very nice WW2 Bakelite helmet based on the 'Brodie' design. These bakelite versions were commercially produced for use by civil defence organisations and civilians. Complete with original liner dated 1941. The liner size is 7 1/4 and made by A.Garstin & Co Ltd The helmet is in good condition with only light age related wear. An interesting piece of wartime equipment.
WW2 British No 199 Mk IV Fuse Anti Aircraft 3.7” A WW2 British No 199 Mk IV Time Fuse For The British 3.7 Inch Anti-aircraft Gun. This is a fired example. The 3.7” anti-aircraft gun was the standard heavy anti-aircraft gun used from 1938 throughout WW2. The No 199 fuse was the first fuse used with this gun and was superseded by the clockwork fuse which was in turn was superseded by the proximity fuse. This fuse is stamped: No199IVRL10/39 RL2/40 1069. There is also a stamped crown on the brass collar. The nose cone is heavily pitted and the base shows the blast damage. It measures 4 1/2” tall by 2 1/4” wide
WW2 Bronze US Navy Compass A WW2 US Navy bronze compass. It has 'Forward' and 'Aft' stamped on the base along with the code: 41AA/49. The compass inner ring (face) is 4" in diameter. Overall It measures 9" long and 6 1/2" high by 7" wide. This is a heavy piece weighing in at 5kg. *****PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH REGARDS TO SHIPPING COSTS*****
WW2 German Civic Police Helmet M34 A WW2 German civic police m34 helmet without liner. The German Police (Deutsche Polizei) utilized lightweight "civic" model helmets while working in hazardous situations. These were worn for the purpose of protecting the head during regular duty when the weight of a combat helmet was not needed. The reference to "civic" stems from modern collector terminology that is used to distinguish these lightweight helmets from those used in combat. This is a steel version and still has its 4 liner attachment lugs present. Sadly the decals / transfers have been scratched off at some point. The helmet still has most of its original black paint.
WW2 German Luftwaffe Sports / PT Vest Embroidered Cloth Badge A WW2 German Luftwaffe sports/PT embroidered vest cloth badge. It has black embroidery on a white pendant backing. These were sewn onto physical training and sports vests. This badge has been previously unpicked from a vest and comes in as found condition. There is some small red marks. A fantastic original piece. The embroidered badge measures 10” long by just over 5” high.
WW2 German Nazi Tinnie Badge Labour Day 1 Mai 1939 A WW2 German Nazi party 1939 Labour / work day Tinnie or badge. This was the last year of the labour day badges produced with the onset of war. The badge is made from aluminium alloy with a pin fastening at the rear. The rear is maker stamped ‘M. Kutsch’ and ‘Attendorn I W’ The diameter is 3.5cm.
WW2 Home Front Fire Guard Armband and Handbook 1942 A fantastic original WW2 British home front ‘Fire Guard’ arm band and Fire Guards Handbook dated 1942. The armband wording is stencilled on and is in good condition with age related cracks and wear. Measured flat, the band is 8” long by 3 1/2” high. The 1942 dated Fire Guards Handbook is in good condition with light rusting around the staples. A great piece of wartime history
WW2 Japanese Invasion Money Malaysia 10 Dollar Note WW2 Japanese government issue invasion money, issued from 1942 until the allies recaptured Malaya in 1945. Uncirculated. Has slight age related browning.
WW2 Lancaster Bomber L/R Beam Approach Indicator A very nice L/R Beam approach Indicator from a Lancaster bomber. It has the Reference Number 10Q/2 on the dial and is Air Ministry stamped on the rear. This was used in conjunction with the Marconi R1155 Radio Receiver and was mounted in the Cockpit of the Lancaster next to the DR Compass. The dial has a diameter of 3.25” and has a depth of 2.5” A great piece of aviation history.
WW2 Parlez-Vous English to French Phrasebook and Dictionary for Soldiers A WW2 1942 pocket paperback English to French phrasebook and dictionary for troops. 96 pages in total with a final part for basic German. In good condition with expected fading and slight signs of wear, no pages missing and with a small scuff at the top of the spine. A fantastic bit of WW2 ephemera. The book measures 13.5cm tall by 10cm wide.
WW2 RAF Pilot Officer Shoulder Titles With Volunteer Reserve in Training Brass Badges A pair of original WW2 RAF Pilot Officer shoulder titles with brass VR T (volunteer reserve in training) collar badges attached. These were worn in shirt sleeve order overseas.
WW2 RAF Silk Escape Map 9U A superb original WW2 RAF silk escape map of Germany including Austria and Poland. The map is printed in black only and hemmed. The map shows boundaries both as they were in 1939 and in 1941. Scale:1:3,000,000. The map measures 14.5" x 18.5″. The map has very light foxing and is in overall good condition.
WW2 RAF Spitfire Harness Release Buckle An original RAF spitfire Sutton Harness release buckle. The piece is stamped with store no. 6F/218 and SER 11469. A very nice piece of WW2 RAF history.
WW2 RAF Volunteer Reserve Collar Badges Pair VR A pair of WW2 RAF Volunteer Reserve Brass collar badges. Both badges have their folding retaining pins. They each measure 1 1/2cm by 1cm. They both have age related wear on the letters and are in good condition.
WW2 Russian F1 Limonka Grenade Ashtray An interesting WW2 Russian F1 ‘Limonka’ grenade half. The inside is hollow and it makes a superb ashtray. The Soviet F1 hand grenade, is an anti-personnel fragmentation defensive grenade. Due to its shape, it is nicknamed the limonka "lemon". The piece measures 8.5cm long by 5.5cm wide and 2.5cmm tall. A great military novel piece.
WW2 Russian POMZ Tripwire Mine A WW2 Russian POMZ tripwire mine. The POMZ mines are Soviet made stake mounted anti-personnel fragmentation mine. The mines consist of a small TNT explosive charge inside a hollow cylindrical-cast iron fragmentation sleeve. The sleeve has large fragments cast into the outside and is open at the bottom to accept the insertion of a wooden stake. The mine is normally armed with a tripwire fuze. The tripwire can be set to detonate via both pressure or pressure release. The piece measures 5” tall with a 2.4” diameter. It weighs in at 1.3 kgs. *****FOR NON UK RESIDENTS PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING*****
WW2 Sam Browne Sword Frog A nice 1940’s leather Sam Browne sword frog. These were attached to an officers Sam Browne belt for the wearing of a sword. The piece is fully adjustable. This is a good example that has seen use. All fixings and straps are solid.
WW2 US Army Veterans Overseas Garrison Cap with Ruptured Duck Patch WW2 US Veterans garrison cap with Ruptured Duck Patch. More formally called the Honourable Service Lapel Patch, the "Ruptured Duck" was given to those members of the U.S. military who were honorably discharged during WWII. Very good condition.
WW2 US Shovel / Entrenching Tool in Pouch 1945 A very nice original WW2 US army shovel in pouch. The shovel is date marked ‘US AMES 1945’. The pouch and shovel are in good used condition. A great collectors piece.
WW2 US Veterans Garrison Cap with Ruptured Duck Badge WW2 US Veterans garrison cap with Ruptured Duck Patch. More formally called the Honourable Service Lapel Patch, the "Ruptured Duck" was given to those members of the U.S. military who were honorably discharged during WWII. Size is 6 3/4. Very good condition.
WW2 USAAF Overseas Garrison Cap An original WW2 USAAF overseas garrison cap. The cap is brown with blue cord with orange piping. The cap has no makers marks or owners name present. The cap has been worn and has marks inside. The cap is in overall very good condition for its age. A great collectors piece.