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10 x AK47 7.62mm Rounds (Inert) A group of 10 x AK47 assault rifle rounds. The rounds are inert 7.62 x 39mm steel cased. Good collectors group. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
1930’s Ern Solingen German Sheath Knife An interesting Art Deco period German sheath Knife made by Ern, Solingen in the 1930’s. The ‘Wald-Solingen’ Ern factory is listed as producing knives from the 1920’s to the 1930’s. Ern produced some of the HJ / Hitler Youth knives before the war. The knife is marked ‘Ern Wald-Solingen Made in Germany’ on one side of the ricasso and ‘Rostfrei’ (rust free) on the opposite. The knife has a white celluloid ribbed handle which is secured by a single brass rivet. Both the cross guard and pommel have a distinctive Art Deco design with the pommel very similar to military bayonets and dress knives of the time period. The blade measures 4 3/4” and the overall length is 9”. The knife comes with its original dark grey leather sheath. The knife is secured in place via a press stud. The leather sheath is stamped ‘Made in Germany’. An unusual knife from pre war Germany. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
1940’s WW2 Tank Sweetheart Brooch A nice sweetheart brooch in the shape of a WW2 era 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.
1953 Royal Canadian Army Cadets Battle Blouse A vintage 1953 dated RCAC (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) battle dress jacket. The jacket was from a cadet of the ‘British Columbia Regiment Canada’ as indicated with the two cloth shoulder badges. Each of the sleeves has the red cloth maple leaf RCAC badge. The jacket is made by ‘Bonds Clothes Shops’ and is labelled ‘Blouse, Battledress RCAC’ and is a size 25 dated 1953. The jacket is in very good condition.
1954 Civil Defence Corps Field Telephone An interesting Civil Defence Corps field telephone in original case. The case is marked ‘Field Telephone Patt 13152, MFG Co Ltd London 1954’. The Civil Defence Corps (CDC) was a civilian volunteer organisation established in Great Britain in 1949 to mobilise and take local control of the affected area in the aftermath of a major national emergency, principally envisaged as being a Cold War nuclear attack. It was stood down in Great Britain in 1968. The Bakelite handset has a swivel mouthpiece and is attached to the unit via a black 2 core cable. The earpiece has a small nibble out of its casing. The inside of the lid shows a ‘Diagram Of Connection’ and the case has 2 metal loops for attaching a harness / carry strap. The unit is powered by a folding crank arm, which turns well. This is a heavy piece weighing in at just over 4 kg. The item measures 18.5 cm long by 12 cm wide and 12.5 cm tall.
19th Century Navy Bosuns Persuader A very good 19th century Bosuns ‘Persuader’ or sometimes referred to as a ‘Starter’. The Boatswain or Bosun was the senior non-commissioned officer on board British Naval ships. The Persuader was used to keep sailors in line and to ‘start’ the men who were slacking along with helping to ‘persuade’ (press gang) unwilling sailors to enlist. The piece is made from tightly plaited twine with a tar like coating. The business end has a lead weight and the main shaft is lightly flexible. The item measures 29 cm in length. A very nice original piece.
20mm M51A2 Dummy Round (Inert) An inert 20mm M15A2 dummy round as used by the Cobra gunship. The round has a black painted jacket and a blue projectile head. Overall length is 17cm. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Belt of 50 5.56mm Bullets (Inert) A good belt of 50 linked 5.56mm inert rounds. As used in the Minimi / SAW. The belt measures 61cm long by 6cm tall and weighs 500 grams. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
British 1949 Pattern Battle Dress Jacket Dated 1952 A very nice British 49 pattern battle dress jacket. These were known by the soldiers as the ‘battle blouse’ due to the labelling on the inside. This khaki jacket is a size 10, dated to 1952 and in almost new condition.
British 2” Mortar Illumination Round (Inert) A vintage British 2” Illumination mortar round (inert). The round is dated for 1979 and measures 24cm long by 5cm wide. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
British 30mm ADEN Cannon Round A British 30 x 110mm ADEN cannon round. The round is an unfired practice round with a blue band around the projectile. The extractor groove is stamped ‘30mm RG 84’, which identifies the round to have been made at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Radway Green in 1984. The Royal Small Arms Factory ADEN is a 30 mm revolver cannon used on many military aircraft, particularly those of the British Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm. Examples of aircraft fitted with the armament are the Hawker Hunter and the Sea Harrier. Overall length is 20 cm and weighing 650 grams. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
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
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.
Israeli Commando Knife A very nice Israeli Commando Knife with leather sheath. The knife has a grip made from stacked polished leather with recessed thumb and finger grip points. The knife has a brass flat pommel and an oval shaped cross guard. The 18cm long parkerised steel blade features a large blood groove to both sides with a factory sharpened blade. The ricasso is maker marked ‘John Nowill’ of Sheffield, England on one side and the star of David is on the other side. The knife comes complete with the black leather sheath. A very good quality knife. Overall length is 32 cm. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Large Vietnam Era American Panel Stitched Flag 1963 A large vintage 50 star 1960’s panel stitched American flag. The large flag is in good condition with no holes or damage. The hoist is marked ‘1963, 3 Yd America’. The flag measures 9 feet long by 4ft 8” tall. An excellent large vintage display piece.
Original Large WW2 Framed Photograph With Signed Letter US Navy Rear Admiral Cochrane & Vice Admiral Dorling Royal Navy A very nice large WW2 framed black and white photograph with attached signed letter from E. L. Cochrane, Rear Admiral US Navy. The large original black and white photograph shows an embarkation port in Tunisia from which the attack on Sicily started. The photograph is an aerial shot showing the capacity of the LST (Landing Ship, Tank). The photograph has a border with a simple black wooden frame. On the reverse of the framed photograph is a signed letter from E. L. Cochrane, Rear Admiral US Navy. The letter is to Vice Admiral J. W. S. Dorling, Royal Navy and is dated 29 November 1943. Please see pictures for the letters content, it appears to be a gift between the 2 allied Naval commanders. The picture measures 64.5 cm wide by 54.5 cm tall. A very unusual and interesting piece.
Original WW2 ‘A-26 Invader’ Aircraft Recognition Poster 1944 An original WW2 aircraft recognition poster dated 1944. The poster shows an American ‘A-26 Invader’ attack / bomber printed by Fosh & Cross Ltd. Shows the silhouette of the bomber from the front, underside and side. Has been folded and has some smallish edge tears and dog-eared corners etc. These would have been used in training schools and also found in Mess huts on active RAF bases. 38 cm wide by 51 cm tall. These would look fantastic framed. Good original wartime poster.
Original WW2 ‘P-63 King Cobra’ Aircraft Recognition Poster 1944 An original WW2 aircraft recognition poster dated 1944. The poster shows an American P-63 King Cobra ground attack fighter printed by Fosh & Cross Ltd. Shows the silhouette of the fighter from the front, underside and side. Has been folded and has some smallish edge tears and dog-eared corners etc. These would have been used in training schools and also found in Mess huts on active RAF bases. 38 cm wide by 51 cm tall. These would look fantastic framed. Good original wartime poster.
Pair Of WW2 British Bren Gun Pouches 1939 A pair of WW2 37 pattern Bren gun pouches. Both are dated 1939 and in good serviceable order, with no holes and the press studs working well. When used for Infantry support purpose each pouch carried 3 Bren gun magazines. Good pair of early war time pouches.
Pair WW2 Enlisted Man Infantry Collar Discs A nice original pair of WW2 US army enlisted mens Infantry collar badges. The badges are made from pressed brass and are secured with screw posts. The badges are both type 3 variants. The badges have a diameter of 1”.
Post War British Army Officers Service Dress Cap Royal Warwickshire Regiment A very good post war British army ‘Royal Warwickshire Regiment’ Officers dress cap. The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, previously titled the 6th Regiment of Foot, was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in continuous existence for 283 years. The regiment saw service in many conflicts and wars, including the Second Boer War and both the First and Second World Wars. On 1 May 1963, the regiment was re-titled, for the final time, as the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and became part of the Fusilier Brigade. The cap was made by Herbert & Johnson in the 1950’s. Overall the cap is in very good condition. Size 55.
Post War East German DDR AK47 Bayonet A post war East German DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) AK47 bayonet. This is the AK47 transition model between the 1st and 2nd model. The bayonet handle / grips are made from a dense plastic. The blade has a partially serated spine for light sawing. The press release catch works well. The scabbard is also a solid plastic, therefore the insulator of earlier models isn’t required. The scabbard is marked ‘1946/1’. The blade measures 14.5 cm long and the overall length is 28 cm. A good solid example. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
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”
Pre War German ‘Filu’ Cap Pistol DRP Marked A fantastic prewar German tin plate cap pistol by ‘Filu’. The pistol is also marked D.R.P. for ‘Deutsches Reichspatent’ and stamped ‘Made In Germany’. The cap gun works perfectly with plenty of tension in the springs and has very light rusting. The cap gun measures approximately 12 cm long by 9 cm tall and 2.5 cm wide. A great survivor.
Royal Warwickshire Regiment Swagger Stick A Royal Warwickshire Regiment swagger stick. The stick is rattan cane with a nickel plated ball finial with the Warwickshire Regiment badge with a kings crown. The ball finial is dented in a few places. The cane is solid and has its original nickel ferrule also. A good piece. The stick measures 70 cm long.
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.
Soviet F1 ‘Limonka’ Hand Grenade (Inert) An inert Soviet F1 fragmentation grenade. The Soviet F1 hand grenade is an anti-personnel fragmentation grenade. It is based on the French F1 grenade and contains a 60-gram explosive charge of TNT. Due to the grenades shape it was nicknamed ‘Limonka’ (lemon) by the soviet soldiers. The F1 was introduced during World War II and subsequently redesigned post-war. It has a steel exterior that is notched to facilitate fragmentation upon detonation. The inert black grenade is complete with screw in fuse assembly with fly off lever and ring pull. Very nice collectors piece. Would also look great on a desk or as a paper weight. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Swiss M57 Bayonet A Swiss SIG Stgw (Sturmgewehr)57 assault rifle bayonet. Made by Wenger. This is a very high quality bayonet in excellent condition. The leather frog is dated 1982. In spite of its official designation the Stgw 57 is a selective fire rifle, rather than an assault rifle. The Stgw 57 is widely considered the the Rolls Royce of selective fire rifles. The Stgw 57 had a very long service life, remaining in production from 1958–1983. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Victorian Bolo Knife / Machete W. Gilpin A large Victorian Bolo knife by W. Gilpin of Wedges Mill, Cannock, England. This type of knife was used by military pioneers of the time and was a very useful and versatile tool or weapon. The knife is a large example with a 25 cm front heavy blade. The blade is stamped ‘1’, ‘W GILPIN’ with the company logo of two crossed axes, ‘WEDGES MILLS’ and further along the blade toward the cross guard the name ‘G Groves’. The blade has age related pitting and still retains a very sharp edge with no nicks or chips. The leather handle is still in excellent condition and the brass domed pommel still retains some of its original paint. Overall the knife has a very nice patination. No sheath. The overall length is 40 cm. A very tactile Victorian Bolo knife which would still be useable today. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Victorian Metropolitan Police Truncheon A beautifully turned Victorian Metropolitan Police truncheon. The truncheon has 2 stamps showing a Victorian queens crown above the letters ‘MP’ for Metropolitan Police. The owners name ‘T Pittam’ has been scratched onto the main body of the truncheon just above the ring turned grip. The truncheon has a fantastic patina and measures 18” in length.
Vintage British MOD Military Black Survival / Utility Knife with Leather Sheath A British MOD utility survival knife in black dated 1999 with MOD stamps on the blade. Manufactured by J Adams Ltd of Sheffield. The stamps read ‘4240-99-127-8214 J Adams 1999’. This vintage British MOD utility survival knife has a thick blackened bowie style blade double edged with two piece blackened wooden grips secured by three rivets. The blade is factory finished and has a very good edge. The scabbard is made of black leather. This Utility Survival Knife has not been issued. The Blade length is just under 7”and the overall length is 12”. The knife weighs in at over 500g. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Vintage British MOD Military Survival / Utility Knife with Leather Sheath A British MOD Utility Survival Knife dated 1993 with MOD stamps on the wooden grip. Manufactured by J Adams Ltd of Sheffield. The stamps read ‘127 8214 JA 1993’. 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 is factory finished and has a very good edge. The scabbard is made of black leather. This Utility Survival Knife has not been issued. The Blade length is just under 7”and the overall length is 12”. The knife weighs in at over 500g. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Vintage Cold War Soviet Army Greatcoat A very nice original Cold War period Soviet army greatcoat. The greatcoat has soviet era badges indicating that it was from a communications soldier of the soviet army (CA). These include shoulder boards, collar titles and 2 sleeve badges. The khaki wool great coat has 5 hook fasteners on the front along with 5 soviet buttons for decorative purposes. The buttons are date stamped ‘79 for the year 1979. The rear has 3 small buttons at the bottom along with a double button waist strap. The coat has 2 large inside pockets and a smaller internal button fastened chest pocket. On the inside pocket is a Russian military stamp and above written in ink is the soldiers service number and the date ‘11.79’ The coat is in good condition. Size small. This is an original heavy vintage greatcoat. A superb display piece from an interesting time period.
Vintage Dutch Air Force Greatcoat A very smart vintage Dutch Air Force greatcoat. The navy blue coat is made of wool and has a two piece collar. The coat has two rows of Dutch Air Force buttons and two exterior pockets. The inside is lined with two internal breast height button closed pockets. Each cuff is double buttoned and the coat has buttoned epaulettes also. The label on the inside reads ‘Hedex Maat: 5H’ and is dated for 1986. The coat is a size L / XL and is in very good if not new condition. A very usable piece of uniform.
Vintage Hand Carved RAF Plaque A very nice vintage RAF badge hand carved on a hardwood plaque. Very nice detail to the carving and the wood has a great patina. Circa 1920's to 30’s. A very interesting piece. The plaque measures 6” tall by 5” wide.
Vintage Naval Seaman’s Deck Knife A vintage sailors deck / boat knife in original leather sheath. The wooden grips are secured by brass rivets with the central one in a diamond shape. The once blued blade is in very good condition with no nicks or chips and still retains a sharp edge. The leather sheath is hand stitched and secured with 4 copper rivets. When sheathed the knife is held in place with a popper style button. A good quality and usable knife. The blade length is 14.6 cm long and the overall length is 26 cm. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Vintage Oerlikon 35 x 228mm Anti Aircraft Round (Inert) An uncommon inert Oerlikon 35mm anti aircraft practice round. Green painted casing with blue steel head. The headstamp dates the round for 1981 and made by the British Munitions company for overseas customers. Oerlikon is a Swiss twin GDF-002 Anti-Aircraft system supplied to numerous countries. The piece measures 39cms tall by 5.4cm wide and weighs 1.7kgs. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Vintage RAF Cold War Era Navigators Bag Dated 1974 Vintage RAF Cold War era navigators bag / case. The 1974 dated bag is heavy duty RAF blue-grey canvas with leather handle, straps and bindings. The bag has several internal compartments for maps, drawing instruments, documents etc. The bag has a locking clasp and two leather buckled securing straps. Shows general wear and some fading but the fabric is otherwise in good condition. No key. The handle is strong and the straps are in full working order. Named to Squadron Leader Harry Pettit. These cases also make excellent briefcases or laptop bags too. As used in V bombers. The bag measures 46 cm wide by 35 cm tall.
Vintage Soviet Army ‘Afghanka’ Summer Cap An interesting Soviet ‘Afghanka’ summer field cap. The caps name derives from its use during the Soviet conflict in Afghanistan. The traditional soviet beige coloured cap has its original Soviet enamel red star badge with the hammer and sickle. The cap is a thin cotton material with a stiff peak and has a faux leather internal headband. The cap has 2 air vent holes on each side. The cap has fold down nape and ear flaps not dissimilar to the ‘ushanka’ hats. The ear flaps fold up and are secured with buttons on top of the cap when not in use. The cap is date stamped 1989, the year the Soviet pulled out of Afghanistan. Size 57.
Vintage Soviet Army Belt and Buckle A vintage Soviet army belt with buckle. The belt is a late Soviet item made in 1990, just one year before the collapse of the Soviet Union. The belt is constructed of a webbing material with a faux leather coating to the outside. The buckle shows the traditional hammer and sickle inset in a star. The metal buckle is a dull matt green colour. The belt is fully adjustable with its maximum size being 42”. A well made and fully usable late Soviet era belt.
Vintage Soviet ‘Pilotka’ Side Cap With Badge A very good condition vintage Soviet ‘Pilotka’ / side cap with enamel red star badge. The traditional beige colour cap is date stamped for 1974 and is a size 56. The cap has a faux grey leather headband on its interior. A very good original Soviet cap and a great display piece.
Vintage Soviet Cold War M50 Helmet An original vintage Cold War Soviet helmet. This is a Hungarian version of a Soviet WW2 Ssh40 helmet which is nearly identical to Russian helmets by the rivet placement and use of a cloth pad lining. The helmet has its original cloth pad lining and its original leather chinstrap. A good Soviet Cold War helmet.
Vintage Soviet Military Ushanka Hat With Badge A very nice vintage Soviet army ‘ushanka’ hat. The heavy padded ushanka comes with its original Soviet enamel red star badge. The centre of the badge has the hammer and sickle. The hat is dated to 1990 and is made of a heavy woolen exterior with a cellular padded inside. The outside of the flaps are made with a faux fur. The ushanka hat is designed to be worn with either the flaps tied up, or in extreme cold weather with the ear and neck flaps pulled down. A well made item. The hat is a size 58. A very nice Soviet Cold War era item and a superb display piece.
Vintage Soviet Union Navy Belt and Buckle A vintage Soviet Naval belt and buckle. The brass buckle shows an anchor with the Soviet star with a hammer and sickle in its centre. The faux leather belt measures 38” long but is adjustable a few inches longer and can easily be made shorter. A good vintage Soviet era piece.
Vintage Soviet Union Parade Belt and Buckle 1988 A vintage Soviet era white parade belt. The belt is white with a vinyl outer finish and secured with a brass buckle showing the Soviet hammer and sickle in a star. The belt is dated to 1988 and is in very good condition. The belt measures 44” and can be extended by a couple of inches or reduced easily with the adjusters on the inside of the buckle and loop. A nice late Soviet era piece.
Vintage Tank / AFV Periscope by MAS GIAT A vintage armoured fighting vehicle or tank periscope. The scope is made by the French government owned ‘MAS GIAT’ company (now ‘Nexter’). The optics are very good and the rectangular viewing lens has a folding steel protective cover. It’s dated October 1991 and the top housing is painted in a desert theatre paint. This is a heavy item weighing in at 6.5 kgs. The measurements are 25 cm tall by 19 cm wide and 9 cm deep.
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.
Vintage William Rodgers Stiletto Knife In Sheath A very good vintage William Rodgers of Sheffield stiletto knife in sheath. Very similar in design to a Fairbairn Sykes commando knife. This type of knife was a popular private purchase for British soldiers during WW2. Double edged with a high carbon steel blade, and stacked leather washer handle, the knife comes in its original brown leather sheath. The knife is in overall very good condition. The blade length is 6” and the overall length measures 10.5”. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW1 Converted Bayonet Into Fighting Knife An interesting bayonet converted into a fighting knife. This curious piece has a cut down top section of what appears to be a British or American WW1 bayonet re hilted in a very tactile natural wood handle. The tip of the knife has been crafted into a ‘bowie’ style point. The blade is secured into the wooden handle with a copper band and a German style downward pointing crossguard. The tang is a partial one, which is visible from the handle. A very unusual bayonet conversion into a fighting knife. The blade still holds a keen edge. The blade measures 6” long and the overall length of the knife is 10.5”. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW1 Durham Light Infantry Swagger Stick A WW1 Durham Light Infantry cane swagger stick. The swagger stick has a nickel plated ball finial showing the DLI badge with a kings crown and wording underneath. The original nickel plated ferrule is present. The ball finial is in good condition with only a slight line on its seam. Just beneath the ball finial the letter ‘H’ has been carved into the cane. The swagger stick measures 69 cm long. A nice original piece.
WW1 Era Leather Shotgun Belt With Metal Shell Holders A very interesting WW1 era leather shotgun belt with metal shell holders. The belt is marked ‘12G’ for 12 Gauge shells. Each of the 25 metal shell holders is stamped ‘Made in England’. The belt is secured with a brass buckle and the belts leather is still in good condition with only light cracking of the surface in places. The belt would be useable today. The belt measures 40.5” end to end.
WW1 French Lebel 1886 Bayonet Known affectionately as “Rosalie” to French troops, the M1886 was the French mainstay during WWI and many were still in service at the Fall of France in 1940. The Lebel also saw extensive use worldwide by native troops in the French colonies. The M1886 introduced the distinctive cruciform blade This is an earlier example with its long blade, quillion, and raised round press stud. The quillion is stamped ‘90545’ with a fully working press stud. The 52 cm cruciform blade is in good condition with no nicks or damage. The scabbard is stamped ‘3394’ and is in good order with no dents. A nice example of an early M1886 Lebel bayonet. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW1 German Army Belt Buckle A very nice WW1 German army belt buckle. The original buckle reads ‘Gott Mit Uns’ above a Prussian crown, which translates to ‘God With Us’. The belt is complete with securing pins and loop. The reverse of the buckle still retains some of its original green paint. The buckle measures 6.2 cm wide by 4.8 cm tall. A good original piece of WW1.
WW1 German Deer Foot Trench Knife Solingen A WW1 German deer foot trench knife or ‘kampfmesser’. The ricasso still has the ‘Solingen’ mark partially visible. The knife still has a very sharp edge with no nicks or chips with light blackening of the blade. The cross guard still has its original felt band. These early Solingen hunting knives were very popular with German and Austrian soldiers during WW1. No sheath. The blade measures 4.5” long and the overall knife length is 9.25”. A very good example. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW1 Lee Enfield 1907 Pattern Bayonet A WW1 1907 pattern Lee Enfield bayonet. The bayonet is made by Sanderson and is dated ‘5 17’ for May 1917. The bayonet comes with leather scabbard and webbing bayonet frog. The bayonet is in good condition with only partial blackening of the blade. The stamps are clear and legible. The wood grips are complete with light age related ware, and stamped ‘957’. The frog is broad arrow marked and of the later ‘economy’ examples without the reinforcing rivets. The leather scabbard is broad arrow stamped and manufactured by ‘Geo G. Bussey & Co Ltd’. The scabbard has a round frog stud. Overall a good complete example of a First World War 1907 pattern bayonet. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
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 Officers Brown Leather Boots A superb pair of WW1 officers brown leather field boots. The boots would of been a private purchase and are almost certainly made by the British company 'Lotus'. The dark leather boots are in good condition considering their age. The right boot has a small rip on the tongue. The boots are secured by 6 lace eyelets and a further 12 fast lace points. The leather soles are hobnailed. The boots stand at 46 cm tall. I believe the boots to be a size 8. Superb display item and a fantastic piece of WW1 history.
WW1 Pattern 1913 Sword Bayonet By Remington A very nice WW1 1913 pattern bayonet made by Remington in the US for the British army. The bayonet was made in April 1917 and is in very good condition with a fully working release catch. The blade is in excellent condition with no chips or nicks. The blade measures 16.75” and the overall length is 21.5”. The ricasso has the broad arrow stamp along with a crown inspector mark with number and the letter ‘A’ for America. The wood grips each have 2 horizontal grooves cut midway in their length and are in very good condition. The leather scabbard is a MK2 and has a tear drop frog stud and stapled finial and throat. The finial and throat piece are both stamped ‘RE’ for Remington. The leather is in very good condition for its age with no holes or loose stitching. A very good example. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
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 Silk Union Jack Patriotic Handkerchief A very nice WW1 patriotic silk handkerchief with a printed British Union Jack flag. The fine silk handkerchief is double sided and shows a fluttering British flag on a flagpole. The edges are hem stitched and the piece has no holes or tears. The white background shows light age related browning. The silk measures 32 cm by 32 cm.
WW2 1940 British Military Whistle A very nice original WW2 British military whistle date stamped for 1940. The whistle is made by ‘Adie Bros’ of Birmingham and is broad arrow marked. The whistle blows well and is in very good condition. 8.2 cm long. Good original WW2 item.
WW2 1941 British Army Jack / Clasp Penknife By F. Greaves & Sons Of Sheffield A WW2 British military Jack / Clasp knife dated 1941 made by F. Greaves & Sons Sheffield’. 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 condition. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
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 condition. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW2 American 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 Arpax by Chillington A WW2 British ARP Fire Axe (Arpax). The 'ARPAX' was manufactured by the Chillington Tool Company Limited of Wolverhampton. The insulated handle is encased in rubber which provided protection if the axe severed an electric cable. The handle has moulded into it 'TESTED 20,000 VOLTS' on one side and ‘PRO.PAT-19242-38’ on its reverse. These were used by the Air Raid Precaution (ARP) officers and the National Fire Service (NFS) during the blitz of world war 2. The axe is in overall good condition and would be serviceable today. The piece measures 38cm long by 28cm wide. A good original piece of WW2. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW2 ‘German Army In Pictures’ British Officers Booklets 1941 A very good pair of original WW2 ‘The German Army In Pictures’ and ‘More Pictures Of The German Army’ booklets. Both are dated January 1941 and November 1941 respectively. The pamphlets are in very good condition with no rips and light rusting of the staples. The purpose of these booklets was to give all ranks an idea of what a German soldier would look like. Illustrations include uniforms (field service dress, armoured fighting troops, parachute troops), motor-cyclists, armoured cars, tanks, small arms, anti-tank and infantry support weapons, artillery. The first book has 33 illustrated pages and the second has 48. A great pair of original WW2 military booklets.
WW2 Bakelite Field Telephone 1944 A very good WW2 British bakelite field telephone. The piece is marked ‘Telephone Set F MK2’. The Bakelite is in good condition with no cracks or splits. The crank arm turns well with expected resistance and the bells chime well. The handset is marked ‘Tele Hand No5 1944’. The original phone cord is in very good condition with no unraveling of the fabric outer. A good sound example. The telephone measures 25 cm long by 14 cm tall and 18 cm deep. The piece weighs 4 kgs.
WW2 Brass Ashtray HM Dockyard Simons Town A WW2 solid brass ashtray. The ashtray is cast brass and depicting the H.M. Dockyard at Simon’s Town in South Africa. The ashtray shows the war years 1939 - 1945. These were made briefly after the war to raise money for injured sailors. The ashtray has a diameter of 12cm and weighs a hefty 740 grams. Nice patina. An interesting item.
WW2 British 37 Pattern Pistol Holster 1943 A beige British WW2 37 pattern pistol holster by M. E. Co dated 1943 for the Webley revolver. The official service pistol for the British military during the Second World War was the Enfield No. 2 Mk I .38 calibre revolver. Owing to a critical shortage of handguns, a number of other weapons were also adopted (first practically, then officially) to alleviate the shortage. As a result, both the Webley Mk IV in .38 and Webley Mk VI in .455 calibre were issued to personnel during the war. The webbing holster is in good condition.
WW2 British Army Tropical Pith Helmet Dated 1942 A WW2 British tropical pith helmet. The helmet is made by ‘J Compton Sons & Webb Ltd’ of London and date stamped for 1942. The canvas outer to the helmet is faded and has no holes or damage. The size 7 helmet has its original liner and leather chinstrap. The liner is named ‘Dyson’ and still retains its original size sticker ‘7 / 5’. A very nice WW2 British tropical helmet.
WW2 British Civilian Gas Mask In Tin A WW2 civilian gas mask in its original tin. The General Civilian Respirator was issued to every civilian by the government in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Civilians were legally required to have their gas masks within reach at all times, and there was an extensive propaganda campaign designed to increase awareness. The gas mask is a ‘medium’ size and made by ‘Avon’ in 1939. The condition is very good with the straps complete and eye visor undamaged and no perishing to the rubber. The original owner has safety pinned the straps to their head size, so no adjustments were needed if the mask was ever put to use. The cylindrical black tin and its lid are secured by its original string. There is a name and address scratched into the base of the tin. A great original piece of wartime Britain.
WW2 British Commando Bergen 1942 A WW2 British commando bergen dated 1942. The canvas and webbing bergen is in good used condition. The metal frame is solid and the all the straps function correctly. The front pouch zip is damaged but it can be secured by the 2 straps. A fantastic display or re-enactors piece.
WW2 British Entrenching Tool A very nice complete WW2 British 37 pattern entrenching tool. The entrenching tool is complete with its original wood helve, 1944 dated pick / shovel head and 37 pattern webbing pouch dated 1945. The webbing carry pouch is the later 1945 version with the modified snap fastener to prevent the helve slipping out sideways. The pouch is manufactured by ‘B Ltd’. Both the helve and head retain most of their original paint. A very good original late war example.
WW2 British Jerry Can 1943 A WW2 British 1943 dated 20 litre Jerry can. The can is stamped with a broad arrow and ‘WD’ for war department and the year ‘1943’ along with the makers mark ‘F&L’ (Fisher & Ludlow Ltd of Birmingham). The Jerry can has a fully working lid with original its seal. The can is untested for leaks, so sold as a display or re-enactment piece. It has been repainted at some point. The can has some bumps and small dents as to be expected with its age. A good mid war piece. *****For non uk residents please contact for shipping costs*****
WW2 British Military GSTP Pocket Watch A very nice WW2 British military pocket watch by Swiss company ‘CYMA’. The watch measures 50mm diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The case is plated and has worn in places and there are no dents to the back. The back of the watch is stamped with the military broad arrow and ‘GSTP’ (General Service Time Piece) ‘T28754’. The plastic lens is in good condition. The enamel watch face has 3 very feint hairline cracks in it. This in no way effects the pieces time keeping. The watch keeps very good time over a 24 hour period with the loss or gain of a minute or two. A good working wartime military pocket watch.
WW2 British Military Signal Mirror 1945 A nice late war British signalling mirror in original case. The mirror is marked with a broad arrow along with the maker mark ‘WTL’ and dates 1945. The mirror is made of stainless steel with two holes fitted through it. These allow the mirror to be hung up for shaving in everyday use, and also allow it to be used as a heliograph for signalling. By tipping the mirror back and forth a flash of light can be created that allows signals to be transmitted using Morse code. The mirror measures 4” long by 3” wide.
WW2 British Officers Haversack / Valise 1940 A good WW2 British Officers haversack or valise date stamped 1940 and made by M. E. Co. This item of webbing was introduced in 1939 and not a part of the original 37 pattern set. Often called the ‘Valise’ the officers haversack has a web carrying handle at the top and a cloth section divides the interior into two compartments. There are two small pockets on the front secured by brass snap fastenings. The haversack was worn on the left side directly onto the webbing belt. The bag is in good condition with no holes or broken fixings or fastenings.
WW2 British Officers Map Case Dated 1944 A good original WW2 late war economy British army map case dated 1944. The beige case is manufactured by ‘W&G Ltd’ (Waring & Gillow) and shows a broad arrow stamp. The sides of the case are made of a different colour and thinner webbing material. The press studs have been factory relocated to a third of the way up the celluloid map window, presumably for ease of reading on the move. The bottom right corner of the celluloid screen has a small crack. The map case is complete with its original removeable neck strap.
WW2 British Royal Marine Commando Ice Axe 1944 A WW2 British Royal Marine Commando ice axe dated for 1944. The ice axe was made by Cornelius Whitehouse & Sons of Cannock, England and is marked with a broad arrow stamp along the number ‘7’ and ‘1944’. The axe comes with its original webbing wrist strap and is in good solid condition. The metalwork has a nice dark patina with light pitting and the wood shaft is solid and without damage. The item measures just over 82 cm tall by 28 cm wide. A good original example.
WW2 British Water Bottle 1940 A good original British WW2 37 pattern water bottle with the earlier skeleton type carrier. The water bottle itself is complete with its original cork and string. The felt covering has a couple of age related marks. The beige webbing skeleton type carrier is manufactured by ‘M.E.Co’ and dated 1940 with a broad arrow. Good original wartime piece of equipment.
WW2 Compass Magnetic Marching Mark 1 A fully working WW2 British military field compass in original factory cardboard box with instruction slip. The compass is broad arrow marked and is manufactured by ‘T.G. Co Ltd’. The reverse of the compass is marked ‘Compass Magnetic Marching Mark 1’ with ref number ‘B94855’. A nice complete WW2 marching compass.
WW2 Curtiss Hawk 75A Fighter Ammunition Counter A very good WW2 aircraft instrument for the French version of the Curtiss Hawk P-36 (also known in the RAF as the Mohawk). The Curtiss Hawks were sold to the French air force in 1939 and renamed the Curtiss Hawk ‘75A’. The instrument is a shot counter, titled in French 'Coups Restant A Timer'. which translates to 'Remaining shots to shoot'. The front of the instrument has a manual wheel ranging from 99 to 0. Made by Eclipse Aviation Manufacturers, a division of Bendix. The piece measures 12.5 cm long by 4 cm wide and 6.5 cm tall. A very scarce and interesting piece.
WW2 German MG15 Saddle Drum Magazine 1941 A WW2 German MG15 75 round saddle drum magazine dated 1941. During WW2 the MG15 was used in nearly all Luftwaffe aircraft with a flexible-mount defensive position. The 75 rounds of ammunition was evenly distributed in each side of the magazine. Ammunition was fed by a spring forced spiral double-drum containing 75 rounds total (not 150 as is often mistakenly claimed). This combined with a firing rate of 1000+ rpm means it could empty the magazine in 4.5 seconds. The iconic magazine has matching serial numbers and is in working order. The outer casing has some light pitting, small holes and the black paint has worn off in places. All of the original plate screws and washers are present. The magazine is stamped ‘wa41’ (Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Abteilung Lampenfabrik, Leipzig 1941) and ‘D-T15 Nr 843c20, Fd46300’. A very well built piece of wartime German engineering. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW2 German S - Mine (Bouncing Betty) Dated 1943 A very nice original WW2 German S - Mine dated for 1943. The German S-mine, also known as the ‘Bouncing Betty’, is the best-known version of a class of mines known as bouncing mines. When triggered, these mines are launched into the air and then detonated at about 1 meter from the ground. The explosion projects a lethal spray of shrapnel in all directions. The S-mine remains one of the definitive weapons of WW2. A superb surviving complete example. The inner casing is stamped ‘43’ for 1943 along with makers mark ‘aan’. The original shrapnel is in place. Earlier mines contained ball bearings, and later examples contained cut pieces of round bar. All internal tubes and sealing string is in place along with all external screw caps with washers. Outer casing shows sign of original paint and contains the loose blast plate. The mine has a removable 3 prong original fuse dated 1944 along with its original transit cap. Please note this item is 100% inert and FFE and is sold for display purposes only. Please email me for further pictures. This is a heavy item weighing over 4 KGs *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW2 Goodall Overboard Survival Suit 1943 An interesting WW2 US Navy / Merchant Navy overboard survival suit. The navy blue one piece suit is made by the ‘Goodall Rubber Company’ of Trenton, N.J., USA. The suit covers the whole body except the face and was designed to be worn over a fully clothed sailor. Model number: 76NC US Coast Guard approved and dated 1943. The suit is in good condition with no holes and is still flexible. A rare surviving example. A superb display piece.
WW2 Kit Bag D-Ring Brass Clip A second world war brass military kit bag clip. These were used by allied armed forces while their kit bags were in transit. They would be secured around the top of the kit bags loops and then secured with a pad lock. Made of solid brass with a folding arm. Nice patination to the brass. 12 cm long and 7.5cm tall.
WW2 M38 German Fallschirmjäger Helmet An extremely rare original WW2 German M38 Fallschirmjäger (Paratrooper) helmet with liner. The single Luftwaffe decal helmet is complete with what appears to be Normandy camouflage paint colours. The helmets inside rim is stamped ‘ET36’ for ‘Eisen- u. Huettenwerke, Thale, Harz’ and batch number ‘338’. I have gently rubbed these to make them easily readable. All four liner rivets are present. The original leather liner is marked ‘Kopfweite Gr 58, Stahlhelm ??’ with the last number having been rubbed off from use. The other markings on the liner are ‘Baumuster: Heisler, Berlin. F. W. Muller jr.’ The grey leather chinstrap is present and complete with only light rusting to the metal parts, which comprise of buckle and press studs. A superb complete example of an M38 helmet. PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR FURTHER PICTURES
WW2 RAF Air Ministry Bubble Sextant MK IX A A WW2 RAF / Air Ministry bubble sextant Mk IX A in its Bakelite case. Dated for 1943. The bubble sextant where navigation aids for allied bombers during the Second World War. The stores ref is ‘6B/218’. The sextant is in good condition and appears to work well. The rubber eyepiece is still present and in good condition. The clockwork case on the sextants front has a slight dent on it, this doesn’t affect the mechanism in any way. The sextant comes with the 2 accessories pictured. The Bakelite case is in good condition with both closing clasps working well and all the original internal padding is present. The leather carry handle is present and sound. A small photocopied instruction booklet for the Mk IX A is also included. A good wartime piece of aviation equipment.
WW2 RAF Gosport Tube A WW2 RAF Gosport tube. A 'Gosport Tube' was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of military aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The tube is a woven dark beige colour and has a feint 6F/154 stamp on the metal terminal. Light age related marks. No earpieces, tubes only. Good original item.
WW2 RAF Kit Bag Dated 1940 A WW2 RAF kit bag date stamped AM (Air Ministry) 1940 under its closing flap. The bag has the service number 1188099 and the initials FB along with a superbly detailed RAF insignia inked onto its side. The name ‘Blake’ along with the service number is printed in blue on the bag. The service number dates to an April 1940 intake at RAF Cardington. The bag has its original cord. There are some small holes, marks and signs of age, but the bag is still solid and usable. When laid flat the bag measures 33.5” long.
WW2 RAF Microphone Assembly 10A/12570 A fantastic original WW2 RAF microphone assembly for use in oxygen masks. The microphone comes complete with its 2 pin bakelite plug and anti freeze gauze over the mouthpiece. The microphone is marked with stores ref: 10A/12570 above the on and off switch. The rubber sealing ring is marked: 10A/12574. A very good original example in good condition.
WW2 RAF Mk VIII Goggles A good pair of WW2 Mk VIII goggles with additional tinted lenses. The MkVIII goggles were the final and most successful of the RAF issue flying goggles during the Second World War. Introduced officially in October 1943, they were not supplied to aircrew until the earlier stocks were exhausted. The goggles are in good condition. The leather is all present and sound and the elastic strap is still in full working order with good elasticity. The painted brass has rubbed a little on the outside of the lenses and there is a very small crack on the far right hand lens at its lowest point. The additional tinted lenses are undamaged. A good surviving pair of WW2 RAF goggles.
WW2 RAF Pilots Microphone Throat Low Level No.2 ZA 13935 An early WW2 RAF pilots throat mic. The mic comes in its original box marked ‘Microphone Throat Low Level No.2 ZA 13935’. This was the earlier model that preceded the No.2 Mk2. The throat mic is in good condition with the central link between the mics stamped ‘MTL No2 ZA 13935. The mic set attaches to the flying helmet via a Bakelite 2 holed plug. Shortly before the plug terminal there is a popper button to attach the wire securely to the flying helmet. The elastic strap is in excellent working order and the leather throat mic pads are both in very good condition. The right hand pad outer is slightly darkened, possibly with age. Very nice to have an early boxed model.
WW2 Royal Air Force RAF Bullion Cloth Badge A superb original WW2 RAF bullion cloth badge. The badge is in used condition with expected age related wear. The badge measures 10cm wide by 9cm tall. A great collectors piece.
WW2 Royal Navy ‘Bravo’ Signalling Flag A fantastic large WW2 period Royal Navy signalling flag indicating ‘Bravo’. The flag was also used to indicate ‘I am taking in, or discharging, or carrying dangerous goods.‘ The flag is panel stitched and complete with it’s rope and bronze Inglefield clips. Very faint broad arrow stamp on the hoist. The flag has a couple of small holes and age related marks but is in overall good condition for its age. A great display piece. The flag measures 48” long by 36” tall.
WW2 Royal Navy ‘Speed’ Signalling Flag A very nice large WW2 Royal Navy signalling flag indicating ‘Speed’. The flag is panel stitched and has its original rope and bronze Inglefield clips. The hoist is stamped F537 and has the broad arrow mark. The flag has no holes and some light marks as expected with its age. A nice collectors piece. The flag measures 60” long by 45” tall.
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 Sterilizing Outfit For Use With Water Bottles. A WW2 tin containing a sterilizing outfit. The set consists of 2 glass bottles. One contains 50 ‘Sterilizing Tablets’ and the other contains 50 ‘Thio Tablets’. The instructions for use are printed on the inside of the tin lid. These were issued to overseas soldiers during the war where clean water was not always available. They were also part of the RAF’s dinghy survival pack. The bottles are unopened and the tin has its original card packing to protect the glass.
WW2 US Army Medical Field Steriliser These US army field sterilisers were issued to medics and field hospitals during WW2. The unit consists of a chrome rectangular case which opens to reveal a small trough with a removable chrome alcohol burner beneath. The burner would be lit and placed under the trough to sterilise needles or blades for field use. The underside of the unit is marked ‘USA, MD, PIONEER, NEW YORK’. The steriliser is in good used condition. The item measures 7 cm tall by 5 cm wide and 3 cm deep. A very interesting piece of wartime medical equipment.
WW2 US Navy / USCG Kapok Life Vest / Jacket A fantastic WW2 US Navy ‘Kapok’ life vest / jacket. These were worn by both the US navy and the USCG (United States Coast Guard), along with the army and USMC, during the second world war. The fully reversable life jacket has all its original ties, and waist belt. The jacket has no holes and retains its waxy coating. The jacket has printed on one side ‘ATLANTIC PACIFIC MFG CORP, BROOKLYN N.Y., U.S.C.G. APPROVAL’. A superb piece of WW2 equipment.
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.