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* Additional Images USAAF Groundcrew Sheepskin Leather Jerkin
* Additional Images: RAF Navigators Officer\'s Service Dress Uniform OBE ACE
* Further Images 1934 RAOC Service Dress Jacket 47th London Div
*Addition Images: USAAF Groundcrew Sheepskin Leather Jerkin
*Further Images WW1 US Respirator
*Further Images: 1911 Hook Quillon 1907 Bayonet 8th S Staffs & RWF Marked
*Further Images: 1913 Hook Quillon 1907 Bayonet & Scabbard
*Further Images: 1944 21st Army Group R Signals Battle Dress Blouse
*Further Images: Denison Airborne Troops Smock 2nd Pattern
*Further Images: Early Pattern C Type Flying Helmet Named
*Further Images: Great War MGC/ Tank Corps Leather Shoulder Holster
*Further Images: Home Guard Officer RFC Veteran Tunic
*Further Images: KIA 332 Sqn RNAF \'Little Norway\' Book 1943
*Further Images: KIA 332 Sqn RNAF \'Little Norway\' Book 1943
*Further Images: Portsmouth AFS Uniform & Equipment Grouping
*Further Images: Portsmouth AFS Uniform & Equipment Grouping
*Further Images: Post-War British Commando Jumper
*Further Images: Post-War British Commando Jumper
*Further Images: Unusual 1941 Luftwaffe Used RAF Souvenir 231 Flak Hamburg
*Further Images: WW1 British Mounted Breeches
1908 Pattern Entrenching Tool Webbing Cover Dated 1919 Clean example of the 08 pattern webbing entrenching tool cover. Made by M E Co and clearly dated 1919 to the inside along with an issue stamp. It has not been treated to a coat of bland and remains very clean overall. This example is the post-1916 example with a buckle to secure the pouch as opposed to a press stud. There is no damage to this example, only some very minor verdigris to some of the metal work which would clean very easily.
1908/14 Pattern Haversack Converted 1915 Good example of the later 1914 pattern haversack that has been converted to be used in conjunction with the 1908 webbing set. The pack has been blancoed in a slightly dark shade of green, with only one small mark to the front. All straps, rivets and metalwork are intact and n good condition, as is the internal cotton divider. Marked and dated 1915.
1911 Hook Quillon 1907 Bayonet 8th S Staffs & RWF Marked Fantastic 1911 dated Enfield made Hook Quillon bayonet, this example remains un-modified with no oil hole and the hook intact. The hilt bears stampings for what looks to be the 8th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. This has been crossed out and clearly re-issued to the 8th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment; who were raised in September 1914 as part of Kitchener\'s Army. Both butt numbers are also stamped on the hilt, the earliest being crossed out as well. The scabbard is a later addition and is not the earlier type it would have been issued with, this is maker stamped on the metal work. There is a certain amount of wear to the leather that would be easily fixed with leather feed. The blade is generally sound, with some blemishing to the metal and minor rust that would easily clean up. Unfortunately there is some pitting to the edge of the blade as pictured. Overall a very historically interesting example, stamped to two very famous infantry regiments. Unmodified hook quillons; particularly regimentally stamped ones, are getting increasingly difficult to find. Please see the other photographs of this item. PLEASE NOTE OVER 18 UK SALE ONLY PLEASE
1913 Hook Quillon 1907 Bayonet & Scabbard Good example of an Enfield made \'hooked quillon\' bayonet dated 1913. This example remains un-modified with no oil hole and the hook intact. The blade is stamped \'EFD\' for Enfield, with the royal cypher and dated September 1913. With proofing marks to the reverse of the blade. The scabbard is the correct earlier \'teardrop\' type, this is maker stamped on the metal work. The blade is generally very clean, with some minor pitting to the metal. There is also some pitting to the hilt and hook as well, yet the bayonet remains strong and sound. The release catch works well. Unmodified hook quillon bayonets retaining their hook are becoming difficult to find. Please see the other photographs of this item. PLEASE NOTE OVER 18 UK SALE ONLY PLEASE
1914 Dated British Army Webbing Rifle Sling Honest example of the webbing rifle sling used by British and Commonwealth troops during both world wars. Dated 1914 on both brass ends along with the manufacture 'Wrights'. There is a fair amount of wear on this example, understandable owing to the fact it is a field used bit of kit. There is general ribbing to the edges of the webbing in several places as well as rust marks as pictured. All in all, an honest early Great War dated example of an item of field gear that is getting harder to find.
1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin Lovely example of the Christmas tin, as issued to British troops in 1914. Condition is excellent with this example, it has not been polished over a prolonged period like many others. The details and recesses are clear and crisp. No scratches or dents.
1915 Entrenching Tool Head 1915 dated entrenching tool head, as used by all British troops during the first and second World Wars. Condition is very good generally, minor surface pitting. This example is sold as just the head alone with no helve.
1916 Dated Folding Wire Cutters Pair of wire cutters of the folding type, made by Wolseley and dated 1916. Clean action with only minor surface wear overall very clean and no major pitting.
1916 Folding Wirecutters Standard issue folding wirecutters, dated 1916. Good overall condition, some minor surface wear. Movement is fluid and the jaws are intact.
1916 Other Ranks Pistol Holster Case Lovely example of the Mark II pistol case issued to other ranks during the Great War. This pattern was introduced in 1915, this example is made by H. G. R. and dated 1916 along with a faint additional stamp of F57 on the strap closure. Condition is fantastic, with only surface scuffs and verdigris to the brasswork. This case would buff up with some wax and look excellent; as the light coloured leather would lend itself very nicely to this. Great example of a Great War pistol case.
1916 US Remington Fighting Knife 1916 dated Remington bayonet that has been cut down into a fighting knife. The scabbard has also been shortened down to fit the blade. The bayonet has been cut down fairly roughly and the release button on the hilt appears to have been fixed and does not move. UK ONLY SALE PLEASE, 18+ YEARS OLD ONLY There is a slight tear to the button of the scabbard along one side, however it is generally in good condition. Overall a good original example of a fighting knife as used during the Great War by American troops.
1917 Button Cleaning Stick Standard Great War button cleaning stick. Dated 1917 on the contract stamp above the maker W.H.B. Would benefit from a proper clean to get the surface muck off. Great to complete a Great War or WW2 housewife set.
1917 Officer\'s Sam Browne Belt and Strap A well used example of the officer's 'Sam Browne' leather equipment. There is some stitch rot that has caused some sections of the inside layer to come loose from the leather itself. However the leather is in a fair grade. Dated 1917 on the belt, this matched set would compliment an officer's field display very well.
1918 08 Pattern Webbing Large Pack 1908 pattern large pack dated 1918 as used by all British troops. There is one area of slight damage to the rear as pictured, alongside some faint service details.
1918 German Anti- Tank T-Gewehr Inert Round Very scarce example an inert 13mm round as used in the T-Gewehr, the world's first anti-tank rifle. They were introduced in May 1918 by Mauser and were issued to specially raised anti-tank detachments. This example is dated 1918 on the base and has been struck. There is some corrosion to the bullet head which could well be cleaned up. Remains a very difficult item to find. UK SALE ONLY PLEASE.
1934 RAOC Service Dress Jacket 47th London Div Pre-war service dress jacket badged to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps complete with 47th London Division patches to the sleeves. The jacket itself is stamped with a letter code of W along with the War Department arrow stamp; dating it to 1934 I believe. The jacket is complete with RAOC buttons, shoulder titles and collar titles. The buttons have been altered to have rings to hold them on allowing easy removal for polishing. Shoulder titles are held on with the issue backing plates and split pins. The left epaulette bears the original white lanyard, while the sleeves are complete with blue arm of service stripes. The condition is very good with only minor wear to the nap of the cloth, while the buttons and badges still have excellent detailing. There are two very small moth nips the skirt on the left side, they are not noticeable and do not detract at all. The inside of the belt loops have begun to wear through the cloth lining in places as pictured. Overall this is an excellent un-messed with example of the pre-war service dress with its original insignia and badges that have been added wartime and remain unaltered.
1938 ARP Shell Dressing ARP Shell Dressing, dated 1938 Some markings to the cover but unused and secured as per its original issue. We have several of these in stock, so if more are required please contact.
1940 Machete and Scabbard 1942 US made 'Legitimus' machete dated 1940 in a British made scabbard dated 1942. Machete is in fair condition, blade is generally sound with some wear to the leading edge but no pitting. The handle has a piece broken off to one side. On the scabbard there is also some damage to the tip of leather and some paint to the rear. UK ONLY SALE PLEASE, 18+ YEARS OLD ONLY
1940 RAF Service Dress Jacket Ex-Aircrew Badged AV Stamped This example of the RAF Service Dress was clearly originally badged to aircrew; with evidence of the removal of a half wing brevet from the chest and stripes from the arms. It is a large size 12 and bears the date of 1940 as the contract on the original label. There is also evidence of an Anti-Vessicant gas treatment stamp as well. There are two repairs, one to the rear of the shoulder and one to the arm. There are also several small holes to the main body and the bottom of the skirt. One albatross has been re-stitched on the corners rather badly and could do with a small amount of re-stitching. However in all; this is a clean and early example of an aircrew used service dress in a large displayable size.
1940/41 General Service MkV Respirator & MKVI Haversack Fine example of the MKV General Service Respirator in its correct MK VI haversack, with a 1940 dated anti-dimming tube. The respirator is dated between 1940/41 while the bag looks to be 1941 dated. Condition is very clean and strong and the rubber parts of the respirator are in excellent preserved condition. The haversack is also in very good condition with only discolouration to the brasses from lack of polish. The string to secure the bag in the alert position remains intact and is still tied up. Overall a good honest example of the standard issued respirator to British servicemen during the war.
1940s Private Purchase/ Civilian Sheepskin Flying Boots Size 8 1940s private purchase flying boots, sheepskin lined with brown leather outer. These are made with the same soles as used on 1940/41 pattern flying boots as used by the RAF, therefore I believe these are from the mid to late 1940s. There are in excellent condition throughout, the leather retains its light brown colour despite having had a coat of leather protection at some point. There is only very minor cracking/ blemishing as to be expected with all leather items with age. The only minor defect is one of the leather loops has become unstitched, this could be easily rectified. The sheepskin is in very good shape with minor balding by the calf area. The rubber soles are not dried and split like a lot RAF flying boots that have had prolonged use. They retain the early reddish colour to the soles, they are a size 8 as marked, and have been fitted with a replacement pair of brown leather laces. A splendid example of private purchase flying boots of the era, in lovely shape.
1941 Officer\'s Serge Battle Dress Blouse AV Stamped Good example to the early pattern of serge battle dress, stamped P with the War Department arrow signifying manufacture in 1941. This example has been used by an officer as indicated by the evidence of rank pips having been affixed to the epaulettes, another indicator is suede-like elbow patches that have been added. Despite this, the blouse has not been faced, indicating most likely a field item. There is also faint indication of where shoulder titles look to have been sewn to the sleeves. This example has the earlier roll-pin type buckle and retains its issue label. Interestingly, it seems to have been Anti-Vessicant gas treated in 1942; reinforcing the likelihood of it being a field item. Overall condition is good with only the usual field wear to the material, there is some damage to the material in the collar hook fastening area which is quite common. There is also a small moth hole on one sleeve as pictured and the same size hole on the opposite side of the sleeve. There is not size marked but it is a small wartime size, regardless it is a great example of a field used blouse and would display very well.
1941 Webbing Belt 1937 Pattern Large Size 1937 pattern webbing belt, large size at around 43 inches. It looks to be dated 1941, though the stamp is faint. Stamped \'BAGCRAFT\' a less common maker, there are fewer internal belt loops on these manufactured examples. It has been lightly blanco\'d at some point, however it is well worn. There is some minor marking to inside of the belt.
1942 Dated Austerity Pattern Battle Dress Blouse Large Size Excellent 1940 austerity pattern battle dress blouse, dated 1942; their first year of production. The blouse is complete with its issue label, indicating manufacture by Rego Clothiers in 1942. It was issued that same year as shown by the extra blue date inked on the label, it is stamped as a larger size 12. The sleeves bear some trace of where badges were stitched, whilst it has been issued it is very clean. The lining has no fading or grubbiness that is often encountered with used battle dress. The black paint to the collar hooks is still intact, as are all the early light brown plastic buttons. The left hand epaulette button has been damaged, this could easily be replaced if desired. The knap of cloth to this example is very good with only some slight wear in places. There is a small moth bite to the sleeve as pictured, and only minor evidence of grazing in some places. Condition is generally very good overall.
1942 Mounted/ Motor Cyclist Breeches A good clean example of the breeches worn my motor cyclists or mounted soldiers. Dated 1942 on the original label fixed to the rear, stamped as a size 5 and complete with all brass buttons and stamped 0 with the War Department arrow signifying 1942 manufacture. There are a few small moth holes but nothing that detracts from the overall appearance.
1942 RAF Other Ranks Side Cap Very Clean example of the forage cap worn by non-commissioned airmen. This example has its original badge fixed to it, and retains it's cotton issue tape indicating it a fair size 7 and dating it to 1942. Condition is excellent, lining is very clean and free from the usual grease and Brylcreem.
1943 Issue Steel Plate Steel plate maker marked 'Stampers' and dated 1943. The name 'Poole' and '190' have been added to the bottom in white paint. There are some blemishes to the metal and a few dents but nothing major.
1944 21st Army Group R Signals Battle Dress Blouse Austerity pattern battle dress blouse, badged to 21st Army Group with AOS stripes of the Royal Signals. This example has its internal issue label which has now faded beyond legibility. The name and number is handwritten into the lining, and looks to read 'Granby PWC' and the number '2885668'. This is worthy of further research. Condition is good throughout and free from moth damage, complete with all brown plastic buttons. There is some wear to the edge of the cuffs and belt tip as pictured. However the jacket is free from any marks or staining aside from a small amount of soiling to the lining. The wear and lack of mothing suggest this to have been a field used blouse. The size is estimated to be a larger issue size 12, fitting around a 35-36 waist and 40-42 chest. All in all, an excellent representative of an originally badged field blouse, currently unresearched.
1944 Army Map Case Well used example of the map case used by the British army. Has seen plenty of use, some verdigris to the metal work and also some personalisation to the rear.
1944 Camouflaged Jerkin 1944 dated example of the increasingly harder to find camouflaged jerkin. Condition of the leather is lovely in a light brown leather with dark streaks of camouflage to the body. This is example is made by Winter and Bloom Ltd, stamped a size 2 and dated September 1944 on its original issue label. Some stitching has come loose under both armpits, but could be easily re-attached. There is a minor amount of wear on the lower of the skirt at the front. A couple of the buttons have been moved along; possibly in it's field life, and small buttons for attaching a liner have been added. All in all, a very pleasing and displayable example of warm kit.
1944 Dated Jack Knife Good example of a standard late-war jack knife as used by the British army. Good condition with minor wear to the body. UK SALES ONLY PLEASE, 18+ YEARS OLD ONLY
1944 OAs Service Dress Jacket Great example of the Ordinary Airman\'s jacket, dated 1944 and made by the Prices Tailors Ltd. The jacket is a size 11 and bears printed albatross insignia to each sleeve. Condition is fantastic, with a great nap to the cloth and little evidence of any real wear. The lining retains it\'s deeper blue colour and has clearly seen little use.
1944 Royal Navy Deck Boots Size 7 Royal Navy issue deck boots, dated 1944 in a size 7. They are very similar in style to the boots used by the Royal Air Force. These examples are made by \'ADAMS BROS LTD\' and nicely dated 1944 internally. Condition is very good throughout, soles are in great shape, all eyelets and leather intact. There is some minor denting to the rim of the soles from wear. A truly excellent example that display very well and would compliment a Royal Navy or RAF display greatly.
1944 USAAF Lt Observer Ike Jacket A lovely 1944 dated US Air Force Ike jacket, badged to an unnamed Lieutenant observer. The jacket bears the bullion air force badge to the left sleeve and collar titles to the lapels. The embroidered observer badge is sewn to the chest; above the medal ribbon to the pacific campaign which is secured via a pin back. All insignia has been professionally tailored and sewn seamlessly inside the lining, and an early Conmar zip has been put in place of where the buttons would normally fasten. The zip functions perfectly. The inside features all internal issue labels marking it as a size 36 regular and dating it to Dec 1944. Condition is very good and clean throughout, however the bullion badge has lost most of it's bright strands. This jacket is in very good condition, clearly tailored very well for an individual and would compliment a USAAF collection very well.
1945 0.50 Cal Inert Round 1945 dated 0.50 Calibre inert round, head can be removed from the cartridge. The cartridge is struck and empty. Condition is very good with only minor verdigris. UK ONLY SALE PLEASE
1945 Officer\'s Ankle Boots Size 8M Officer\'s ankle boots, dated 1945 in a size 8M. They have been dyed darker for field use and retain all studs and metal work to the soles. The soles themselves are in fantastic condition and have rivets to secure them to the base of the sole. They are dated 1945 along with the maker \'NORTHAMPTONS\', they have pullers to the rear. Condition is great and solid throughout with only minor scuffs and marks. They come complete with a pair of correct black leather laces.
1957 4th Edition Meteor Mk 7 Pilot\'s Notes Nice original example of the pilot\'s notes for the Meteor, of the 4th edition dated December 1957. They are complete with only minor annotation here and there, generally they are very clean with the fold outs intact. There ar ehand annotated dates and signatures for June 1959 and October 1960. Condition is well used, with foxing to the edges and some creasing/ tears and folds to the edges. All in all a great example of original jet age notes that are getting harder to find.
1958 Hunter F.4 Pilot\'s Notes 92 Sqn 1958 Hunter F.4 pilot's notes, complete with amendments to various sections. The notes are inscribed to 92 Sqn who flew Hunter's out of RAF Acklington from April 1956 to April 1963. Condition is used, with usual foxing and wear but is complete. A great edition for anyone with an interest in the RAF of the jet age.
1960 First Edition Lightning F Mk 1 Pilot\'s Notes Scarce example of the notes issued to pilots for the Lightning F Mk 1. This is the first edition dated April 1960, with extra annotation leading into 1961. They are complete with all pages intact, dated between 1960/1961, overall very clean condition.
British Army Pyjama Shirt Lovely army pyjama shirt with early zinc buttons to the front. Internal stores stamps and maker marked 'Faulat Factory Belfast'; which was a common manufacturer of shirts for the services. It is in virtually unissued condition, there are two very faint white rings too the rear, but they are difficult to see and do not detract at all.
British Army Rubberised Economy Large Pack Straps Pair This is a pair of the rubberised economy straps as used on the large pack. Condition is very good, with only minor associated service wear and some verdigris on the female buckles. They are not a matching pair unfortunately, however the condition is much the same. One strap is faintly dated 1941.
British Issue Boot Brushes Pair of British issue brushes, one dated 1941 with the War Department arrow while the other is not dated. Very good condition, most likely unused.
British Officer Field Type Riding Boots Wonderful pair of riding boots, of the type used by British officer\'s from the Great War through to WW2. These items were private purchase and could date through to post-WW2, they are certainly not unlike those used as field boots and good for display as such. Condition of the leather is excellent, they retain a lovely light chestnut colour, that would only be increased with a light polish. There are no major scuffs or marks only mild wear as can be seen by the images. On both boots the soles are worn on the edges by the original wearers gait. The soles of both boots are generally very solid, however the layered soles will need lightly glueing back together in one or two places. This does not however detract from the boots, and this can be left as is. They are approximately a UK size 10 so good for display, however due to the tailored fitting of the boots they are narrower round the ankle area so may not fit an average size 10 foot for display. Approximate sizes are as follows in inches: Length of boot:12.5 Width at widest part: 4.5 Width at ankle: 5.5 Height:18.5
British/ Canadian Webbing Trouser Belt Good large sized example of the webbing trouser belt as used by British and Canadian troops. There is a light green shade of blanco to the exterior and some internal stamps. Length is approximately 46 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.
Denison Airborne Troops Smock 2nd Pattern Well used example of the denison smock as used by airborne troops, commandos and many more throughout the war. This is the classic second pattern smock, with white hand machined stitching. This example has had the securing flap removed as is very common, yet retains it's original brass 'Lightning' zip and puller which works well. All brass 'Newey' press studs function, all except for one on the lower pocket that appears to have been squashed at some point and will not close. One button from the cuff is missing, however I will include a matching replacement. There is some grubbiness to the material throughout. The camouflage pattern, while faded somewhat has gained a lovely patina of colours. There is some damage to the material itself as pictured, this is mainly to the skirt. This could likely be patched, however it has been left alone. There an L shaped tear to the rear as pictured, however it has only on one layer of material and would be a fairly seamless repair. Internal issue label remains, however it has been rendered illegible, the size is estimated to be a 3 or 4. If you would require more thorough measurements please contact. Overall this is a good example of a well used field smock. Whilst it is not in immaculate condition, it has bags of character and would look great on a field mannequin. * Please note that the battle dress blouse pictured with the smock is not included.
Early Pattern C Type Flying Helmet Named Fine example of the C Type flying helmet in its earlier configuration. This featuring two sets of googles straps, Bennett chin strap buckle and one buckle at the back for the googles strap. This example retains the Air Ministry stamp and stores code embossed under the right ear cup. The helmet is internally named five times to an \'A DAGGER, in various colours. The name appears twice in each ear cushion and once in large red letters across the chamois leather. The leather is in fantastic shape, soft and supple with no scars, scuffs or tears. The chamois leather interior is in good clean shape with no rips and is not unusually grubby. The only downside to this helmet is that one press stud has come off at some point from the left side of the face, this being one for the oxygen mask. There is a small hole remaining but does not detract from display, nor was the stud essential for display. The ear cups are in perfect supple shape with no flaking or cracking at all, the press studs on the google straps retain a good portion of their original light brown paint. There is some minor verdigris to the brass work that would clean very easily. I would estimate the size of the helmet to be a size 2, around 6 7/8. A truly attractive example for display. Please note the scarf and display head are not included with the helmet. Please see further images of this item.
Embroidered REME Shoulder Titles Pair of embroidered shoulder titles to the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers. Lovely condition, matched pair with no visible wear. Free UK Postage
Embroidered Royal Artillery Titles Lovely matched pair of woven Royal Artillery titles. They are in great shape and possibly theatre made as the font is by no means perfect. Free UK Postage
Flat RAF Air Gunner Aircrew Brevet Beautifully clean air gunner brevet, this is a flat example that is unissued and has not been removed from uniform.
Flat RAF Signaller Aircrew Brevet Signaller brevet as worn by wireless operator's on bombers. This is a flat example that has clearly been removed from uniform. Some age related wear and minor rust marks to the rear. Free UK postage
German Army SA/ Hitler Youth Bread Bag Good example of the bread bag used by the SA and the Hitler Youth before and during the war. Condition is generally very good, however the leather straps are quite dry and would benefit from some leather feed. The leather trim is worn along the outer edge of the flap. Complete with all buttons, loops and straps. A good honest example.
Great War CSM Named Military Police Leather Equipment Set This period set has been built using a mixture of officer\'s Sam Browne equipment, 1903 pattern and presumably private purchase. Similar hybrid sets can be seen in Great War photographs, used by senior NCO\'s. The set is named on two parts to \'CSM MOORE\' and \'EM\' on another; the \'M\' presumably standing for \'Moore\'. Despite this nothing more is known about the owner. None of the parts appear to be dated or maker marked at all. The set is very similar to sets used by military police NCOs. The pistol holster and ammunition pouch conform to the standard Sam Browne officer\'s equipment, yet the belt is a standard other ranks 1903 pattern. The cross strap has a clip to secure to the holster, yet a very thin loop to the rear just wide enough for the belt. I am guessing that this is private purchase item, the last component is what may be a hip protector. It consists of a semi-circle of leather, with two loops for the 03 belt to pass through. Whilst this is a more modern concept I can only imagine that this was to prevent heavy equipment rubbing on the hips. Condition is used but generally very sound, indeed the only damage is some surface scuffing to the ammunition pouch. There is some crinkling to both the pouch and the holster. Inside the holster was a bit of 1989 newspaper used to pad it out for display, this gives some idea of how long is has likely been in one collection. At maximum extension, the belt measures approximately 37 inches at very most. Overall a very unusual example of a Senior NCO\'s equipment set up. It is difficult to see exactly how the set was worn, I have displayed it as best I can but it may well have been worn differently. This is something seldom encountered these days. Please note the tunic is not included with this item, it is the equipment set only.
Great War Entrenching Tool and Helve Entrenching tool of the Great War period, comprising of the metal head and the wooden helve. The head is in good shape, the date stamp reads 191?
Great War MGC/ Tank Corps Leather Shoulder Holster Extremely scarce bit of kit, the open top leather shoulder holster as used by crews of the Tank Corps. Made by H. G. R and possibly dated 1915, however the date is too worn to accurately tell. From what I can gather these holsters were used by members of the Tank Corps and the machine Gun Corps. The number \'1820440\' has been stamped underneath the top securing strap, I believe this number block corresponds to the Machine Gun Corps. Condition is fair, there is overall wear to the patina throughout and some loss of the surface leather in some areas as pictured. There is also some hairline cracking to the leather where is has dried out. The brass stud for the top strap has come loose and would need re-stitching back into place. This would not be a hard fix. The leather strap is in fairly good condition as is most of the stitching. There is one tear measuring about 2 inches at the bottom of the holster, this could do with being glued back into place with leather glue. However it does not detract when displayed. A very difficult item of Great War equipment to find. Please see further images for this item. Please note the tunic displayed with the holster is not sold with this lot.
Great War Period Sam Browne Equipment Set Excellent matched set of Sam Browne equipment, this is only a part set including belt, cross strap and short .455 holster for the Webley Mk V. Condition is great, with only light wear, the colour is matching and it has clearly been used together. There are no visible dates on any of the pieces. The belt measures approximately 44.5 inches total length. When worn on the middle fastener it would fit about a 34 waist. Please note that the tunic, shirt and tie are not included with this item.
Highland Light Infantry Long Scroll Cap Badge Early Highland Light Infantry cap badge featuring the longer scroll. (circa 1898-1921) Good condition, lugs slightly misshapen to the rear.
Home Guard Officer RFC Veteran Tunic Very interesting tunic badged to a Lt Colonel in the Home Guard. What makes this piece particularly interesting is the Royal Flying Corps pilot\'s wing, bronze RFC collar titles and Royal Air Force brass buttons. These were added for old servicemen returning to civil duties, in this case the Home Guard. The wing dates from the Second World War as do the buttons. However the tunic itself and the collar titles most likely date from the Great War, with his medal ribbons fixed below the wing. The shoulder rank tunic bears the characteristic half-belt and longer baggy pockets. There is some minor wear to the cuffs as pictured and one repair to the top left pocket, a small amount of stitching has come loose from the half belt at the rear. Other than that there is only very minor wear overall. The tunic is a small size. Also included is a napkin that was found in the pocket, most likely from a club he had visited. Please view the further images for this item below. Please note that the shirt and tie do not come with this item.
Hospital Blues Issue Red Convalescent Tie Original red hospital blues tie for wear with the blue three-piece wool uniform for convalescing servicemen. Condition is very good, possibly unissued.
Infantry AOS Stripes Pair Matched pair of infantry Arm of Service stripes, as removed from a uniform. They are in good, as worn condition; with thread still attached. It is becoming more difficult to obtain original pairs by themselves.
Iraq War M80 Fibre Helmet & NATO Bandage South Korean M76 helmet exported to the Iraq army and used in the Gulf War. The helmet comes with a NATO issue bandage in its original packet. This example has not been sand painted like many other examples, remaining in its green OD paint as supplied, there is wear to the paint mainly on the top of the dome. The helmet has been well used and is missing it\'s leather sweatband. I also has one prong broken from the chinstrap fitting and some ribbing to the webbing on the strap itself. The bandage is in excellent condition, complete with its original issue packet and depictions for dressings on the material.
Issue Kit Bag Clasp Good example of the metal clasp used to secure the issue kit bag.
KIA 332 Sqn RNAF \'Little Norway\' Book 1943 A very wonderful and unique example of the scarce book 'Little Norway'; published in 1943 about the Royal Norwegian Air Force training in Canada. The book is inscribed as a memorial to Sqn Ldr Major Kaare Bolstad of 332 Spitfire Sqn, part of 132 Wing operating out of RAF North Weald, with several smaller annotations in the inside cover. Major Bolstad was appointed command of the squadron on 28th February. He was killed over Holland on 3rd April 1945, while supporting the liberation. Bolstad has been labelled on many of the pages by the unknown annotator in ink; and is easily identifiable in them. He is mentioned on page 74 of 'Spitfire Aces of Northwest Europe 1944-45' by Andrew Thomas. The book itself is in excellent condition with all pages intact and only some minor ink spots from the annotations that had not quite dried at the time. It would appear that a photograph has been removed from the inside page, possibly of Bolstad. It is even complete with the original band with a quote by Roosevelt that would have gone round the length of the book. Please see the further images of this item. A very unique and poignant item, would suit any aviation collection extremely well.
Kings Own Malta Regiment Cap Badge Lovely example of the King's Own Malta Regiment Cap Badge. This is the other ranks version with lugs to the rear. Condition is very good with no wear to the detailing, there has been no attempt to polish or clean it in any way. Please note, the rear looks to have rust in the images, this is misleading as it is merely patina of the metal.
London District Embroidered Patches Pair of London District woven patches, not quite a matched pair as one appears slightly larger than the other. They appear to have been worn together as they have clearly been removed from uniform. Free UK Postage Free Postage Some residue on the rear of the patches and some loose threads otherwise they are sound.
Loyal Suffolk Hussars Yeomanry Cap Badge Metal cap badge for the Loyal Suffolk Hussars, this is the bi-metal Other Ranks version with a slider to the rear. Condition is very good, with only age related wear to the front of the badge. There is minimal verdigris overall, only surface wear. Quite a scarce badge with a lovely used patina. Free UK Postage
M1912 US Army Webbing Pistol Belt 1918 Dated Well used example of the pistol belt used by the US army during the Great War. Clearly dated November 1918 with the maker Russell stamped alongside it. There is a fair amount of wear as to be expected with an item of field gear nearly 100 years old, along with some faint stamps and markings. The clip to fix the slide has also broken off at some point.
Matched Pair of Army Sergeant Stripes Lovely matched pair of army Sgt stripes, clearly removed from uniform.
Matching Pair of Royal West Kent Brass Shoulder Titles Matching pair of Royal West Kent Regiment brass shoulder titles, as used in both World Wars. I would estimate this pair to be Inter-War/ WW2. Condition is very good, only light surface wear. The lugs to the rear are intact.
Mint RAF Officer\'s Peaked Cap Badge Beautiful example of the cap badge as worn on officer\'s peaked caps by the Royal Air Force. This example is particularly appealing given that is has its original manufacturers sticker to the rear. The sticker reads.. \'Wm BRIGGS & Co Ltd 34 CANNON STREET MANCHESTER EMBROIDERERS 1\' I would guess that the 1 indicates a particular style choice or run. It is in exceptionally good condition throughout, for this reason coupled with the lack of any stitch marks I would imagine this badge to be unused.
No4 Army Torch Standard British army No4 Torch. Complete with bulb and both green and red slide filters, button switch functions okay. There is one small hairline crack to the front of the glass, however it has been tested and does still work.
Padded RAF Air Gunner Aircrew Brevet Great example of the fully padded Air Gunner brevet issue to aircrew. This is example is in very good, possibly unused condition. There are many variants to aircrew brevets, this one having the stitching to the rear bound with a paste-type adhesive.
Padded RAF Navigator Aircrew Brevet Fair example of the aircrew brevet issued to Navigators. This example is lightly padded, has some wear and has clearly been removed from uniform. Free UK postage
Padded RAF Navigator Brevet Aircrew navigator brevet, this is a padded example that has been removed from uniform. In great condition with no visible wear.
Period Money Belt Money belt made in white cotton with two pockets secured by press studs and two buckles marked 'Prima' to the front. The material is lightly stained in places with some rust marks to the material and on the metal work. Small size measuring around a 28 inch waist at the very most, so possibly a women's belt though it looks to have been shortened.
Plastic Economy ACF Lapel Badge Delightful example of the small lapel badge for the Army Cadet Force, this being the economy version in plastic. No issues with this example, maker stamped to the reverse. It retains its lovely copper colour and is not misshapen. Free UK Postage Free Postage
Plastic Economy East Surrey Cap Badge Great example of the economy plastic cap badge to the East Surrey regiment. Lugs intact, very clean condition. FREE UK POSTAGE
Plastic Economy Leicestershire Regiment Cap Badge Very attractive example of the economy version of the Leicestershire Regiment cap badge in plastic.
Plastic Economy Middlesex Regiment Cap Badge Economy version of the Middlesex Regiment in plastic. Securing blades to the rear are intact, however there is some light discolouration to the face of the badge. Free UK Postage
Plastic Economy RAC Cap Badge Lovely example of the economy version of the Royal Armoured Corps cap badge in plastic. Securing blades are intact, however the top of the crown point has broken off yet it is not noticeable.
Plastic Economy RAF Cap Badge Economy version of the RAF cap badge in plastic. Stamped 'A Stanley & Sons Walsall' to the rear. Badge is slightly misshapen. Free UK Postage
Plastic Economy RAMC Cap Badge Good example of the economy version of the Royal Army Medical Corps cap badge in plastic. The securing blades and the crown are intact, the badge is maker marked to the rear. Free UK Postage
Portsmouth AFS Uniform & Equipment Grouping Fantastic grouping to Jack Revans of the Portsmouth Auxiliary Fire Service, comprising of uniform tunic, webbing belt, axe in pouch, respirator in bag and steel helmet. This grouping whilst not named on the items, came from a Portsmouth based auction with provenance to Mr Revans. The tunic is in good sound condition with Portsmouth AFS badge to the breast and one service chevron to the sleeve. There is some loose stitching on the collar hooks and slight surface cracking to the leather chin flap as pictured. There is no moth damage to the tunic or its lining, however the internal issue label has long since gone. As an estimate the size is large and tall, please do contact if further measurements are required. There is some mustiness to the tunic, owing to the grouping most likely being from a house clearance. Unfortunately one large button from the front is missing, however it would not be too difficult to source a replacement. The belt and axe pouch are in fine strong condition with little wear, the axe pouch is maker marked to the reverse on the metalwork. The axe itself has clearly been used and is worn as such, however the handle remains dated 1939. The respirator is dated 1940 internally and is of the Home Service type and not the more commonly encountered Mk VI services type. It has been reinforced with extra material, presumably by Mr Revans himself. There is some ribbing to the strap from use but it is generally sound. The respirator itself is in remarkable condition, intact and complete dated 1939 on the filter and 1940 on the face piece. The helmet is well worn and the paintwork scuffed from use, there are traces of red paint that looks to have been crudely applied to a portion of the exterior for identification, the liner is in fair condition with only minor surface cracking to the leather. The liner and shell are both dated 1938, with an unusual bolt securing the liner to the shell with the early round liner pad. There is a dent to the left brow of the helmet rim, most likely from falling debris given the nature and history of the grouping. This is an amazing opportunity to obtain a matched grouping from such an iconic era and service of the war, this is new to the market and not messed with. Portsmouth was a prime target for the Luftwaffe and suffered 67 raids between July 1940 and May 1944, this attributed grouping was there.
Post-War British Commando Jumper Scarce example of the jumper issued to commando troops. Still retains drawstring to the neck, along with elbow and shoulder patches in khaki cotton. The cuffs are also trimmed in thick material with buttons securing the epaulettes to the pads. There is a certain amount off wear under the shoulders most likely caused by straps, some repair work has been done to the arms but generally the wool is in sound condition. Whilst being a wartime pattern, the cotton label to the interior states the maker as 'PICK' along with the date 1966 with the War Department Arrow. Certainly a very difficult to find item of commando uniform that did not differ from wartime specification.
Post-War British SAS Beret Interesting post-WW2 khaki beret with uncut SAS badge to the front, Unusual example of a large crown issue khaki beret, stamped R with the War Department arrow. This indicates 1946 manufacture. The SAS badge to the front is the squared uncut version and has been stitched to the beret. There is some moth damage to the top of the beret as pictured and some wear to the green leather sweatband. It is a large size around 71/4 I would estimate, it has a large wartime style crown.
Post-War Parachute Qualification Wings Post war parachute wings, believed circa 1950s issue. White gauze backing to the rear, some loose threads. They are in good condition, having been removed from uniform. FREE UK POSTAGE
Post-War RAF Other Airmans Shirt & Collar Post-war other airmans shirt. This is the full button version worn late war into the immediate postwar era. Comes complete with collar, maker marked \'FAULAT\'. No visible markings to the shirt collar. Condition is well used, there are a few holes to the front and side as the pictures show. There is also some staining throughout. One button is missing to the front. The size is quite generous making it very useful for display. Pit to pit: 21.5 inches Shoulder to cuff: 23.5 inches Collar size: 15.5 inches
Post-War Royal Marines Commando Beret Post-war version of the Royal Marines Commando beret, likely dating from the 1950s given its larger crown, leather sweatband and lack of cap badge slot. This comes complete with the original Royal Marines cap badge and split pin to the rear. The tape is still fitted to the rear of the leather band. There is a certain amount of moth damage to the material, however the wool itself is fairly thick and not too worn.
RAF Flat King\'s Crown Pilot Wings Lovely example of the flat unpadded pilot wing for use on service dress and battle dress. The wing is in excellent condition, great colouring and has been removed from uniform.
RAF H Type Heated Flying Gloves Seldom encountered pair of H Type electrically heated gloves as worn with wired flying suits by RAF & Commonwealth aircrew. They are not quite a matched pair, as one appears to be marked as a size 'S' while the other an 'L'. However no real difference can be ascertained, they remain a usable and displayable size. Condition is excellent, a coating of leather feed has clearly been applied and has left them a lovely chestnut brown colour. This has left some trace of itself on the inside of the leather however it does not detract. The labels both remain in very clean condition, I suspect these have never been used as there is no sign of wear at all.
RAF Navigators Officer\'s Service Dress Uniform OBE ACE Interesting uniform to a Flight Lieutenant Navigator, matching jacket and trousers. The jacket breast bears medal ribbons for the Military OBE, Air Crew Europe, 39-45 Star, Defence Medal and the 39-45 Medal. Above the ribbons is a very clean padded navigator brevet, there are also stitches to allow medals to be worn on the tunic. Therefore this uniform will most likely be his best uniform at the end of the war, or one he had made at the time. Condition is very good throughout and complete with all the original buttons, with only minor wear to the material and some minor moth nips. These come in the form of two small nips on the inside leg of the trousers, however they are not noticeable. A small area of the fly lining to the trousers has come un-stitched, it is a minor fix that could be left as is. Regrettably there are no tailors labels in either the jacket or the trousers, however the initials \'W L\' and the number 18214 is hand inked into the trouser lining. This information, along with the medal ribbon could well be researched, however as it stands no research has been undertaken. Size approximately: Jacket: Chest 37/8 Inches Waist 32 Inches Shoulder to cuff 24.5 inches Trousers: Waist 32 Inches Inseam:31.5 Inches
RAF OA\'s Shirt Collar Mint blue-grey shirt collar as used by non-officer rank airmen. The condition is fantastic and has likely never been used, there is no fading at all. Air Ministry stamp is prominent as is the accompanying code stamp. Collar measures about 14 inches between the stud holes.
RAF Officer\'s Greatcoat Shoulder Boards RAF Flying Officer Shoulder rank boards for the officer's greatcoat. These are complete with the correct buttons and rings to secure them to the coat. Condition is excellent.
RAF Officer\'s Shirt & Collar Lovely RAF officer's shirt with correct half-front, detachable collar and French cuffs to be secured by cufflinks. The shirt bears the internal label indicating the manufacturer and retailer 'Greenwoods'. Condition is excellent with no visible wear, it would appear to have barely been worn. Size is approximately: 21.5 inches under the arms. 34.5 inches back of collar to hem. 23 inches shoulder seam to cuff (when cufflinks fitted) 14 inches neck size Detachable collar size is 15 1/2 * Please note that whilst the collar is included; the tie and securing studs/ cufflinks are not.
RAF Other Airman\'s Serge Tunic Belt Good example of the Other Airman\'s uniform tunic belt. Very good clean condition, brass buckle. A surprisingly difficult item to find by itself, and often missing from tunics.
RAMC Regimental Fork Mappin & Webb One piece of a set of RAMC tableware, marked with the RAMC badge to the top of the handle. There are hallmarks to the reverse and there is wear to the metal finish.
RAMC Regimental Spoon Quetta Great example of a single piece of regimental tableware as used by the Royal Army Medical Corps in Quetta (modern day Pakistan). Marked to the top of the handle \'R.A.M.C\' with \'QUETTA\' below. There is some wear to the metal that could well clean up very easily.
Royal Artillery Brass Collar Titles Pair of Royal Artillery brass collar titles, matched pair with pins to the reverse. Some wear to the face from polishing. FREE UK POSTAGE
Royal Artillery Gun Layer Sleeve Badge Gun Layer brass sleeve badge, as used by the Royal artillery. FREE UK POSTAGE
Royal Fusiliers K.C Bearskin Badge Clean example of the cap badge used on bearskins of the Royal Fusiliers, featuring a Kings Crown (pre-1953).
Royal Marines Brass Ashtray Brass ashtray bearing the Royal Marines cap badge to the centre. There is some verdigris that would benefit from a deep cleaning. Edges are very slightly bent in a few places but it is in good condition overall.
Royal Navy 1918 08 Pattern Webbing Large Pack & Straps Very good near mint example of the 1908 webbing large pack, complete with haversack straps and original extenders. The pack itself is dated 1918, one strap is dated 1918 and the other 1942. The extenders are undated. The rear of one brass end is stamped for naval issue. The condition is excellent, with no rips, tears or ribbing. It has never been blanco\'d and only bears minor storage marks. This came with a small number of other items relating to a WW2 RNVR officer on a corvette, W G C Cashford.
Royal Navy 1919 Pattern Water Bottle Webbing Cradle 1940 1940 dated water bottle cradle for the 1919 pattern webbing set, with a front fastening press stud. It is in mint unblanco\'d and unused condition. This came with a small number of other items relating to an RNVR officer on a corvette, W G C Cashford.
Royal Navy 1919 Pattern Webbing Brace Adaptors Matched pair of brace adaptors for the 1919 pattern webbing set. They are dated 1923 on one but not the other. Both bear naval issue stamps to the brass work. Condition is very good, with only minor tarnishing and storage marks. These came with a small number of other items relating to an RNVR officer on a corvette, W G C Cashford.
Royal Navy Easco Lamp and Pouch Excellent example of the life jacket lamp made by Easco, complete with the pouch. The map is in great shape and nicely stamped up. Pouch is complete with white metal buttons and a rubberised interior.
Royal Scots Fusiliers Other Ranks Cap Badge Royal Scots Fusiliers cap badge, lovely worn patina. Two lugs to the rear, slight dent to the front but this looks to be from manufacturing. Very pleasing example, would clean up well. FREE UK POSTAGE
SLR 20 Rd Magazine, Inert 7.62 Rounds & Ancilliaries Set of weapon accessories for the L1A1 Self Loading Rifle, adopted by the British Army in 1954. This set consists of one 20 round magazine dated 1959, 23 inert 7.62 rounds, two stripper clips, speed loader, sling and what I believe to be part of the Blank Firing Adaptor. Condition is used as to be expected, there is some green paint markings to the magazine while the sling is tatty and missing one rivet from one metal end. Great set to accompany a deactivated SLR. UK SALE ONLY PLEASE.
Special Proficiency Trade Sleeve Badge Trade badge to denote special proficiency, to be sewn onto the lower sleeve. Issued to denote a pay increase in a select trade after three years service. Free UK Postage
Square Uniform Brass Buckle Squared off uniform brass belt buckle, used on many different uniforms. Good clean brass and prongs.
Unissued 1943 Bren Barrel Bag Excellent mint example of the bren gun spare barrel bag as used by gun sections. Complete with strap and all flaps and securing elements intact and functioning. Clean maker stamped and dated 1943 Very clean condition, I would say unissued.
Unissued RAF Printed Albatross Sleeve Badges Matched pair of albatross sleeve badges that have not been issued, they are the printed variety with good strong detailing and colouring. They have never been stitched onto uniform, only light glue marks from display that could be removed. Free UK Postage Free Postage
Unusual 1941 Luftwaffe Used RAF Souvenir 231 Flak Hamburg Very unique piece, being that of an RAF Other Ranks forage cap that has apparently been used by a Luftwaffe servicemen. The cap is named in ink on the inside sweat band, appearing to read \'Schutz P Höffler\' along with \'231 Flak\'. 1941 is handwritten in a circle on the reverse. The sweatband has what looks to be \'Crankartz Hamburg\' along with the date in ink. The brass RAF buttons have been changed to German pebble buttons. From some minor research into 231 Flak, it appears that they served under Stab/Flak-Regiment 153 from June 1941 until March 1942 when they seem to have found themselves in Russia. The timeline appears to make sense, however more in depth research is necessary on this one. The piece of serge material behind the buttons has been removed and you can clearly see the shadow of the where a Luftwaffe badge has been removed. This item was possibly a captured item worn by the Luftwaffe servicemen named, possibly taken off an RAF crew member shot down over Hamburg. A very unusual piece, that has not been messed with. It is worthy of further research.
US Army Gulf/ Iraq War PASGT Kevlar Combat Helmet Gulf/ Iraq War era US army \'Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops\' combat helmet. Helmet appears to have a contract date for 2001 on the inside rear. Overall everything is in good shape with only a few scuffs and scrapes to the helmet itself, there is a strip on tape to the front as is common. Comes complete with both helmet cover including the famous \'chocolate chip\' pattern cover. There are also some spare parts for the liner that are included.
US Army/ USAAF Officer\'s Short Overcoat 36L Excellent example of the overcoat used by US Army/ Air Force officers throughout the Second World War. Regulation issue with two lower patch pockets and an inside slash pocket. This pattern was not belted. This coat is in excellent clean condition, with only very minor wear throughout. The internal tag stating size and depot information is intact inside the internal pocket, as is the cotton size label in the back of the neck. All buttons are present except for one small button that is missing from the inside tab as pictured. The material nap is good, patches have been removed from both upper arms; however evidence of this is very faint. Size is 36 Long, I would estimate this to fit up to a 36-38 chest depending on layers worn underneath and be suitable for up to 6ft 2/3. Please note that the shirt and scarf pictured are for display only and are not included.
US Spoon Standard issue spoon used by US troops. Good clean example.
US Wool Issue Shirt Well used example of the standard issue shirt worn by other ranks and also British and commonwealth troops later in the war. There is some general wear, as well as some marking to the rear of the skirt. There are a couple of moth nips that have been pictured.
USAAF Groundcrew Sheepskin Leather Jerkin Unusual example of what appears to be a tailor made sheepskin lined waistcoat as used by USAAF ground crew during winter months. The materials are very similar to those used to construct the B3 flying jackets yet with less thick sheepskin to the inside. There is a British made 'Dot' zip featuring to the centre. Overall the condition is fair given it's use as a field item, the leather is generally very sound with only minor surface cracking. The leather trim has suffered more and has suffered damage in some areas and general wear. The zip however functions very well. Good example of a less common item of USAAF field kit that a was not general issue, this would compliment a USAAF collection very nicely.
Victorian 4th Queens Own Hussars Bronze Cap Badge Extremely scarce example of the officer\'s bronze cap badge of the 4th Queens Own Hussars, bearing the Victorian crown to the top. This example is the correct bronze officer\'s pattern and remains in excellent condition with only minor surface wear to the face. Whilst there are many copies of this badge out there, this example came from a long standing collection and is guaranteed original. A truly rare piece.
WAAF Service Dress Jacket Other ranks WAAF service dress jacket, bearing albatross badges to the shoulders and marks where LAC badges have been removed. This particular jacket has been made in barathea, most likely a privately tailored example yet in the same cut as issued non-commissioned jackets. It has been tailored in at the shoulders for a better fit, along with a pop stud that has been added to the top button closure. A lining has been added as well, in a polished blue-purple finish. The tunic has some grubbiness throughout which would most likely clean up with a careful wash, one brass button is missing from the chest pocket. Size is typical of the period, around a size 6. Further measurements can be supplied on request. Please note the shirt and tie are not included with this sale.
WW1 British Mounted Breeches Excellent pair of British made breeches for mounted services, made in a heavier weight serge. Whilst they bear a British issue stamp to the lining, these were most likely for US issue, as indicated by the belt loops. They have button calfs and retain two of the original zinc buttons, alongside much later replacements. I will however include replacement zinc buttons. The original label has long since gone, however the fade mark is visible where it had been fixed to the rear with glue. There are some markings to the lining, most likely from the original owner. Condition is generally very good. There is some minor stitching loss to the inner leg reinforcements which are slightly grubby from use. There are only two very minor moth nips otherwise the cloth is very clean. They are a typical small wartime size. Please see further images of these below.
WW1 US Respirator with Bag and Card Good example of the standard issue respirator used by American troops in the Great War. This example is marked size 3 to the front of the bag and also on the mask itself. The bag has some minor wear to the back but is in very good order. It is even complete with the spring for the filter inside the bag, and original cord to secure in the alert position. There is some loss of the charcoal interior of the mask and apart from some stiffness and surface cracking is free from any real damage. The lenses and metal fittings are all in good order, and the mask is even complete with the original nose clip and mouthpiece. However the top strap of the mask has become detached from the the face piece. The filter is in good condition and not rusted through like many others have, it still bears a lot of it's yellow paint. The hose is slightly misshapen but in good order. The set is complete with the original inspection card, material to patch repair and a safety pin. Overall an excellent example of an item now reaching a hundred years.
WW1 Vickers Gun Brass Feed Tray Lovely brass feed tray for the Vickers machine gun, marked \'VSM\' for Vickers and Maxim. All parts work smoothly and are in great shape, all parts are broad arrow marked. UK SALE ONLY PLEASE