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08 Web Ammunition Pouches. Right hand side unblancoed ammunition pouches. Well used and grubby condition through field usage. Stamps to the rear strap R broad arrow and possibly M E co. ? All studs and straps functioning. Undated as far as I can see.
15th Scottish Divisional Signal Officers Balmoral. Very rare item of WW2 headgear being the type authorised for wear by divisional troops within the 15th Scottish division namely the balmoral bonnet for Officers and TOS for other ranks. Officers wire bullion hand embroidered badge applied. Khaki silk edged with bow. Black artificial silk lining. Private purchase no maker Some small areas of damage to the right side. Toorie intact. In thirty years plus only the second original example I've owned.
1916 dated Scottish Pipers Dirk. A good example of a WW1 era Pipers Dirk. Mounted in white metal and dated on the blade '16. Kings Crown pommel and white metal studded bog oak wood handle. Some studs removed or lost through use to the rear of the handle. Leather covered scabbard with thistle mounts. Some age cracks to the handle but still nice and solid. Several areas of staining near the end of the blade. Overall a good used WW1 vintage dirk. Over 18s only.
1933 Nuremberg Day Badge. NSDAP Reichsparteitag Nuremberg 1933 Day Badge. Heavy solid one piece construction great detail as is usual with these early badges. Original pin but period re soldered most likely due to the weight of the badge being to much for the original pin. Heavy for a day badge weighing in at 34 grams. I've seen several other original examples with similar repairs. Briefly worn as an honour badge later relegated to tradition status.
1st Airshire Yeomanry Helmet Plate. An old Georgian or possibly William IV troopers Helmet Plate with the old spelling of Ayrshire as Airshire. Not a lot of info on this Regiment, they appear to only have been used in a peace keeping Militia roll involving quelling civil unrest or riots. Helmet Plate is approx four inches high by three and a half inches wide. (10 centimetres by 9 centimetres)
1st Pattern FS Commando fighting knife. A good used example the blade shortened and reprofiled at some stage in its working life. Wilkinson etch still readable and reasonably clear. The FS logo is obscured by wear and pitting. Otherwise solid and tight. Scabbard fits the knife well and is of later type having elastic (now absent) rather than the leather strap with Newey stud. I have encountered this combination previously. Certainly not mint but priced accordingly with better examples now to be found at £1500 plus. Many 1st patterns seem to be found in very good to mint condition having most likely never been used in field situations, this example has certainly seen service reflected in its present condition. Surface marks and pitting to the blade. Over 18s only.
1st Regiment of Foot Glengarry Badge. An other ranks pre 1881 Glengarry badge to the 1st Regt of Foot The Royal Scots. Scroll below St Andrew reads The Royal Regiment. After 1881 the Scroll reads The Royal Scots.
1st V.B. Gordon Highlanders Waistbelt Clasp. A Waistbelt Clasp in white metal to the 1st Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Worn by the Volunteer Battalions 1887 - 1908. In excellent condition, showing no damge.
24th Regiment of Foot Officers Belt. A rare complete 24th Regiment of Foot Officers Belt worn between 1855 and 1881 This is of the type worn by officers of the Regiment at Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift during the Anglo-Zulu War. Soft high quality Buff Leather, still supple, No name, but in lovely condition. (see photographs)
2nd Perthshire Rifle Volunteers Officers Glengarry Badge. The only genuine one i have ever seen. 2nd Admin Battalion (Perthshire Highland) Rifle Volunteers Officers Glengarry Badge. Beautifully made, shows Hallmarks for Birmingham, with Young Head Victoria, Maker marked T B W for T.B.Wilkins Ltd, date letter is indistinct, worn by Officers 1874 - 1880 (see photo). Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 73.
2nd V.B. H.L.I. Volunteer Officers Helmet Plate. A rare Pre-1902 Highland Light Infantry Volunteer Officers Helmet Plate for the Blue Cloth Home Service Helmet.Imperial Crown and Proper Blank Scroll. The Shoulder Belt Plate and Wasitbelt Clasp this came with are listed seperately. Worn 1887 - 1901 Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 55.
2nd V.B. H.L.I. Volunteer Officers Shoulderbelt Plate. A Highland Light Infantry Volunteers Officers Shoulderbelt Plate with seeded background and H.L.I. Badge. Proper Blank Scroll. Came as part of a group with the Helmet Plate and Waistbelt Clasp that are seperately listed.
2nd V.B. H.L.I. Volunteer Officers Waistbelt Clasp Highland Light Infantry Volunteer Officers Waistbelt Clasp. Retains all of it's gilt on a seeded background. Imperial Crown and Proper Blank Scroll. Came with Helmet Plate and Shoulderbelt Plate that are seperately listed. Worn until 1908 when Territorial Regulations were introduced.
3 WW2 German Armbands. These armbands were the property of a Scottish rifles soldier who souvenired them at some point in 1945. I purchased his effects which included the SA dagger previously listed along with several awards and party badges no rarities amongst them sadly. The whole, including his glengarry AB64 and other small items were contained in a German leather map case. The price for the three together is £130 or separately at £50 each.
42nd Regiment Brown Bess. A scarce beast indeed. Known officially as a Short Land Pattern Musket, this was the staple weapon of the British Army going back to the 1820s and still being used well into the 19th Century. More commonly known as the Brown Bess, this musket is stamped on the Barrel to the 42nd Regiment of Foot The Black Watch, It has the earlier unbraced hammer. Due to breakages in the hammer after prolonged use, a reinforced hammer was introduced in 1808, dating this Brown Bess before that. This is the India Pattern Musket with a 39" barrel, These were used at Waterloo and throughout the Peninsula Campaigns of the early 19th Century. Made by Tower and stamped with a GR and Crown, denotes George III. In the Black Watch Museum Collection at Balhousie Castle Perth, they have one with identical markings but with a VR and Crown dating it later as Victorian period.
42nd Regiment of Foot Feather Bonnet Badge. An Other Ranks 42nd (Highland) Regiment Line Company Feather Bonnet badge to the 42nd Black Watch. WIth extended brass lugs to pass through the feather bonnet, headband and rosette. c1850 Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 65.
42nd Royal Highlanders Officers Badge. A lovely QVC 42nd Royal Highlanders Officers badge pre 1881 in silver (no hallmark) with Wm Anderson & Son, Edinburgh tablet to reverse. Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 65
4th Cameronians 1916 Presentation Silver Quaich. Presented to the Officers of the 4th Cameronians by Captain A.E.Speer. Presentation inscription and date 28.4.16. Chester Hallmarks. date letter polished, made by George Nathan & Ridley Hayes who worked between 1895 and 1915. Captain Alfred Ernest Speer died during WW1.
4th V.B. The Cameronians Waistbelt Clasp. 4th Volunteer Battalion Scottish Rifles Officers Waistbelt Clasp in White Metal. Worn between 1887 and 1908, when they became the 8th Territotial Battalion Scottish Rifles. Some service wear to the clasp.
5th /15th Scottish Para Pipers Plaid Brooch. A rare pipers plaid brooch to 5th Scottish Parachute Battallion WW2 or just post war to 15th Scottish Para T A. One fold over retaining pin detached (see image) from the kings crown badge. Scalloped nickel silver quoit engraved with thistles. The brass pin is an easy fix but I have left it as found. Part of a large airborne collection recently purchased.
5th V.B. Black Watch Officers Badge. A beautifully struck Officers Glengarry Badge in Silver or Silver Plate, came with the 5th Volunteer Battalion Shoulderbelt Plate previiously listed, No hallmarks or markings visible on the badge..
5th Volunteer Battalion. H.L.I. Plaid Brooch. A scarce 5th Volunteer Battalion (Highland Light Infantry) Glasgow Highlanders Plaid Brooch, Worn by Pipers etc. The Glasgow Highlanders based their uniform on the Black Watch, and although a battalion of the H.L.I. they never wore the Mackenzie Tartan of the H.L.I. The Plaid Brooch is identical to the Black Watch Plaid Brooch, but officially impressed with 5th V.B. H.L.I. to the reverse.
5th Volunteer Black Watch. SBP. Lovely uncleaned Shoulder Belt Plate to the 5th Volounteer Battalion the Black Watch. Clear makers mark of Anderson & sons George st Edinburgh. Complete and undamaged, double headed eagle,of Perth, on seeded background.
6th Lanark Rifle Volunteers Officers Shoulderbelt. A mint condition Officers Shoulderbelt to the 6th Lanarkshire R.V. circa.1880s. Became the 2nd V.B. Highland Light Infantry in 1887 then renamed the 6th (City of Glasgow) Battalion, H.L.I. (Territorial Force) in 1908. Bullion and pouch are mint condition, hard to better this.
73rd Regiment of Foot Other Ranks Glengarry Badge. An other ranks badge to the 73rd foot, later the 2nd Battalion Black Watch. Circa 1860s, brass lugs to rear, some rubbing to high points.
78th Seaforths Feather Bonnet Badge. A genuine honest 78th Rosshire Buffs Other Ranks Feather Bonnet Badge. The real thing, not the junk peddled on a well known auction site as genuine. Bears the correct long lugs as this is a Feather Bonnet Badge, not a glengarry badge. Note the early spelling of "Cuidich 'n Rhi" making this the rarer early version. The motto was changed to "Cuidich 'n Righ" in April 1869. Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 77.
8th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers Shooting Cup 1882. A Shooting Cup in Silver Plate (E.P.N.S.). 7" High x 8" Handle to Handle, I have left it exactly as bought, unpolished. Would polish up lovely. Has Inscription and dates competed for by I company for 1882,and won by Lieut Donaldson 1883.
90th Foot Glengarry Badge. Glengarry badge to the 90th Regiment of Foot, The Perthshire Light Infantry. Of correct Brass construction, has rubbing to high points, but genuine and the correct smaller size, unlike the fakes that are peddled as the real thing on a well known auction site. (See comparison photo beside a fake one.).
92nd Officers Glengarry Badge. An Officers Badge to the 92nd Gordon Highlanders, Worn 1874 to 1881, this is in mint condition has the number 8 stamped to the reverse of one of the leaves. Tests as .925 silver but no hallmark, so sold as white metal. Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 83.
9th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers O.R.s Helmet Plate. A 9th L.R.V. Other Ranks Helmet plate for the Blue Cloth Home Service Helmet. White metal with Q.V.C., worn between 1880 - 1904.
A&SH Tunic & Colonial Pattern Helmet, 1880s. A lovely condition Foreign Service Tunic/Frock and Pith Helmet to an NCO in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Dating from the Sudan and Egyptian Campaigns of the 1880-90s period. The Colonial style Pith Helmet is of the earlier style and in white, but has been khaki. The helmet itself has been privately purchased and made by Wilkinson of Pall Mall (the sword makers), and retains it's original chin strap. The helmet is in sound condition although is quite dirty and has holes where a Helmet Plate has been fitted or attempted to be fitted at some point. The liner is also in good condition but shows service wear. The Doublet is of the Foreign Service pattern showing no liner and is in superb condition, still retaining it's Epaulette Cover to keep it clean when resting the rifle on the shoulder. Epaulettes embroidered with the letters A&SH, QVC Buttons and Sergeants stripes on the right arm with Marksmans badge to the lower left cuff. All in all a fine group. Please note Slade Wallace Belt & Bayonet are NOT included in the sale, although can be made availible for purchase separately by the buyer.
Ammo Pouch Dated 1919. An unblancoed left hand side ammunition pouch dated 1919. All studs etc in place and functioning Odd storage mark but uncleaned as found condition
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Plaid Brooch. An A&SH Officers Plaid Brooch, Retailed by Marshall & Sons, George St, Edinburgh, bearing Hallmarks for J&Co Birmingham 1901.
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Plaid Brooch. An A&SH Officers Plaid Brooch by Brook & Sons, George Street, Edinburgh. Beautiful quality, with nice clear Hallmarks for Edinburgh 1891.
Binoculars and Case to the 79th Cameron Highlanders. A nice old pair of Binoculars and Case attributed to Lieut. August de Segur McKerrell 79th Regt. and dating to pre 1881. Externally case and binoculars are in good condition, however the binoculars do not focus, and would need serviced, so offered for sale purely as a Military Collectable. Commissioned into the 79th Cameron Highlanders in 1877. Lieut Augustus de Segur McKerrell CB attained the rank of Lieut Colonel commanding the Cameron Highlanders and rose to the rank of Brigadier General. He died in 1916 at Dundee. Note: Photograph of McKerrell not Included in Sale.
Black Watch Officers Feather Bonnet Badge. Worn by the Officers and members of the Pipe Band. This example is in dead gilt and would have belonged to an Officer. Extended lugs to go through Rosette and Feather Bonnet headband. Retains about 95% of it's Gilt. some slight rubbing to a couple of high points, but a lovely badge. Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 67.
Boer War Scots Guards Officers Binoculars & Case. Scots Guards Officers brown leather binocular case with Scots Guards star (badge) affixed to the front. White metal mounts. Bottom stud missing. Boer War period but perhaps used earlier, a rare piece of officer field equipment of the late Victorian period. Usual French binoculars of the period. Silk interior lining damaged through age and usage. Part of a Scots Guards Collection recently purchased
Cameron Highlanders Glengarry Badge. An NCO's or Other ranks Glengarry Badge, Worn by the Regiment from 1872 to 1897. In white metal with pin fastening to the rear. Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 101
Cameron Highlanders Officers Glengarry Badge. An nice old Officers Glengarry Badge, Worn by the Regiment from 1872 to 1897. Possibly Silver, but selling as Silver Plate as no hallmarks present. Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 101
Carl Zeiss German Fernglas 08 A pair of Dienstglas by Carl Zeiss Jena. Bodily and Optically almost perfect apart from some paint flaking on one of the eyepiece adjusters and a chip to one Bakelite eyepiece, (see photo) Strap missing but still has it's lens cover, Binoculars dated 1917. In a period case by Emil Busch, Rathnow, retaining strap to both sides of the case have been cut at some point.
Douglas Rifle Volunteers Officers Waistbelt. A very rare Victorian waistbelt of the Douglas Rifle Volunteers. The belt stitching is loose on the female clasp side and needs restitched (see photo). The Clasp has had a Silver Wash at one time, but most of this is gone. But find me another one! Raised in 1860 this belt dates from that period. Known as the 94th Douglas Volunteers, they amalgamated in 1880 and became the 9th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers and subsequently the 8th (Lanark) Battalion of the H.L.I. in 1908.
Dumbartonshire Rifle Volunteers Waistbelt Clasp. Officers Waistbelt Clasp of the Dumbartonshire Rifle Volunteers. c1890. Some rubbing to high points.
Durham 1st Volr Battn Helmet Plate. Original white metal Victorian Volounteer Helmet Plate for the Home Service Helmet to the 1st Durham Vol Battn. Original red backing cloth with cloth covered cork washer/buffer.
Early 19th Century Renfrew Militia Officers Tunic. Mint condition Renfrew Militia Officers Tunic, Royal Blue, interior perfect, no mothing or damage. Buttons surrmounted with Queen Victoria Crown, Prince of Wales Feathers and below Renfrew, retain 100% of their gilt.
Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers Side Cap Badge. Nicely made Officers side cap badge, pre 1908, no hallmarks, pin fastening to reverse. Approx size is 1"
Extra Images See Victorian Royal Renfrew Militia Dirk
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Fife & Forfar Light Horse Helmet. An 1871 Pattern Troopers Helmet to the Fife & Forfar Light Horse. Only worn between 1896 to 1901. One light knock to the rear of the skull at the top (shown in photo 8) not a dent, looks like the edge of something has knocked against it, but covered by the white horsehair plume, otherwise this is in mint condition.
Fourth Btn KOSB 1939/45 History. As you would expect full of useful information. Well detailed and an easy read. This one comes with its original dust cover, compliments slip and cardboard packaging as delivered to Pte W Caldwell in 1946.
Free Norwegian Officers Cap Badge. Solid silver hallmarked 1943 J R Gaunt and sons Officers cap badge. Monogram of king Haakon the seventh surmounted by the Norwegian crown. Both lugs intact ,heavy, uncleaned badge.
Georgian 47th Foot Military Portrait Miniature. The subject has an old attribution to the rear naming him as: 'Charles Mainwaring Captain 47th Regiment, died 1827 at Calcutta'. The portrait is a watercolour on an oval of natural material, the condition is excellent with no cracks, splits or paint loss, the frame measures 7 cm x 5.5 cm. Grave at Berhampore - "Charles Mainwaring, Esq. Captain in H.M. 47th Regiment. died April 7th 1827, aged 38 years." Military Service: 1804 - Charles Henry Mainwaring commissioned Captain 67th South Hampshire Regiment of Foot. 1805 - Promoted Lieutenant Corsican Rangers. 1817 - Joined 47th Regiment of Foot.
German Police M43 Cap. Police M43 Cap manufactured in police green wool. One piece Bevo insignia machine stitched to front. Maker marked and dated 1944 Wien size 56. Good clean cap displaying all the features of a genuine M43 cap.
German WW2 Flieger Blouse. A near mint Luftwaffe flight section Flieger blouse to an NCO. LBA issue and size stamps to the interior. Slip on epaulettes Medal ribbon pinned to breast as found. Shirt and tie not included.
German WW2 M40 Tunic. M40 tunic in excellent condition Nco tresse to collar and pink piped Panzer Epaulettes Loops for three awards. Mouse grey collars. Various theatre or museum stamps to the interior. Iron Cross ribbon stitched to buttonhole. Very clean original condition with light service wear. Helmet, Belt and Shirt not included in sale.
Gordon Highlanders Glengarry Badge Hallmarked 1894. An Officers or Sergeants Glengarry Badge with "close coupled" antlers, close coupling of the antlers is usually associated with Pipers or Sergeants. This is Maker Marked J&Co Birmingham, with Anchor and a nice early Date Letter U for 1894. Getting harder to find Glengarry Badges hallmarked this early.
Gordon Highlanders Officers Waistbelt Clasp. A good used example of a Gordon Highlanders Officers Waistbelt Clasp, two piece fitting, front badge removes for cleaning. Worn by the Regiment from 1881 until the 1990s Difficult to date these precisely but this looks like an nice early 20th century example. Possibly WW1
H.L.I. Volunteer Officers Green Cloth Home Service Helmet. A nice Victorian Officers Home Service Helmet to a Volounteer Battalion of the Hightland Light Infantry. White metal fittings with Volounteer Officers Helmet Plate and blank scroll. In mint condition, no mothing or damage to the exterior. The interior in similar very clean condition. A truly lovely helmet the only small minus is the presence of two slightly off small holes East and West where the Helmet Plate sits. Possibly an error of judgement when applying the plate initially or the plate has been damaged and had a similar replacement or another plate has been applied.
H.L.I. Volunteer or Militia Officers Shako. A very nice condition Shako to the Highland Light Infantry, with only service wear. No name i can find. No mothing or major damage, some rubbing to the edge of the leather peak and light crazing. about 2" of the silk lining has come adrift from the leather headband inside. Retains it's proper Dark Green Ball Tuft, with Turks Head Knot with white metal thistle applied to the boss. Makers name L. Silberston, 2 Regent St London. Kings Crown Badge, . Probably just Pre WW1
Herman Goering Panzer Side Cap. Mint condition Herman Goering Panzer Side Cap. Black wool body with beautifully hand stitched insignia Blue artificial herringbone weave silk lining. Insignia, cap and interior are all mint condition looks like this has been taken from a storage depot perhaps? Whatever the reason it's clearly never been worn.
Highland Light Infantry Pipers Plaid Brooch. Pipers Plaid Brooch to the H.L.I., Kings Crown, Marked up 28 MB (Military Band). With a stout old pin to reverse side.
Highland Light Infantry WWI Glengarry. An H.L.I. WWI Glengarry, Correct Leather edging to bottom, some slight scuffing and cracking to leather, no mothing, complete with badge and silk rosette. Tails removed. Size 6.3/4.
History of the 15th Scottish Division 1939-1945. First Edition, Printed by H.G. Martin 1948. A massive volume containing 381 pages, filled with maps, diagrams, and photos of the 15th Scottish Division during WW2. The Dust Jacket present but poor condition Main Book itself is in good condition, some slight marks to interior and pages no foxing, some slight wear to the edges of the hardback cover, but as a reference, it's unrivalled for information. One currently on Abe Books in similar condition for £95.00
HLI Officers / Nco Glengarry. Rifle green glengarry with imperial crowned HLI multi piece badge on its silk backing. All original to it. Tails intact and full length. Rifle green/black toorie. Clear impression where the badge has sat for many years. Difficult to date any time from WW1 to the 1930's. Approximately size 7.
HLI Officers or NCO\'s badge. Multi piece Highland Light Infantry Officers/ NCO's badge. Nice toned uncleaned condition.
HLI Service Dress Tunic. Privately tailored khaki service dress tunic to an nco in the highland light infantry. Two piece shoulder insignia, sergeants chevrons, blank scroll white metal (volounteer ) collar badges, marksmans worsted sleeve badge above two long service good conduct stripes and a single wound stripe with its backing plate set of regimental buttons, four overseas service stripes and WW1 trio pin on medal bar complete the tunic. The buttons down the front are removable for ease of cleaning and held in place with split brass rings. The belt hooks have removed from the rear of the tunic at some point. The tunic is lined in khaki silk which has some period repairs in places. Overall in good order and clearly worn often as this mans best tunic interestingly he has gone to the expense of having a jacket tailor made for himself rather than modify an issue example I think indicating a long serving nco. The tunic would date I'd say from 1919 / 1922 period no date or tailors details.
Imperial German Ersatz Picklehaube. Grey fitted Guards Picklehaube, all metalwork matching finish. The skull is of leather whilst the front and rear visors are of Ersatz compressed fibre which has stood the test of time remarkably well. Original leather chinstrap and cockades. Guards helmet plate of two piece construction. Clear evidence of the plate having been on the helmet a long time. No extra holes. Leather liner intact
Inkerman Whistle and Triple Chain. A good example most likely heavy silver plate no obvious hallmark that I can find. Complete with all fixing nuts and washers.
Kings Crown Royal Marines Helmet Plate. Kings Crown RM officers Helmet Plate. Multi-piece construction lovely condition, no damage to Enamel
Kings Own Light Infantry Officers Waistbelt Clasp. Pre 1897 Victorian waitsbelt clasp to the Kings Own Light Infantry, in 1897 the Regimental title was changed to the The King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). A scroll to the bottom with the motto Cede Nullis (Yield to none). High points to centre clasp show some rubbing, so priced accordingly.
Lancashire Fusiliers Helmet Flash. A Pugaree Helmet Flash for the Wolseley Helmet, excellent condition, no mothing, Worn sewn onto the side of the pugaree.
London Scottish Officers Mess Dress. London Scottish Officers Mess Dress. In immaculate condition apart from a tiny moth nip on the rear and slight wear on the braiding of one of the cuffs (shown in photo). Named to Captain G.R.P. Macpherson. Have been unable to trace him in the Army Lists, so I am unnsure of the Era... possibly WW2 or 1950s. Made by Herbert Chappell Ltd Gresham St London, who ceased trading at that address in 1963.
Luftwaffe 1st Pattern Dagger. In original uncleaned condition showing genuine signs of wear contemporary with the use of the dagger. Please see images. The blade marked Paul Weyersberg is in great condition no nicks bends or losses to the tip. All tight and matching colour and patination throughout. Over 18s only.
Luftwaffe Flak NCO\'s Cap. Nice clean Luftwaffe Flak Cap. Mint green artificial silk lining complete celluloid diamond with makers details and paper insert with nco's rank and name. An old repair to the stitching of the sweatband which is also torn in one place. Size 56/57 approx. Good saddle shape, worn but in good order.
Luftwaffe Flight NCO\'s Cap. A near mint example of a Luftwaffe NCO's Flight/Para Cap by Pekuro. Typical Pekuro Velvet and Leather combination sweat band. Mint Green artificial silk lining with celluloid diamond intact. Some light service wear, clearly someone's best cap which came in with the tunic, which is listed seperately. One small nip to the crown see image. All insignia tight to the cap and matching. Size 56/57. A very clean cap.
Luftwaffe M43 Cap. Luftwaffe M43 cap with original one piece insignia dated 1944. Typical late war construction with blue/grey artificial silk liner. Numbered and dated 1944 size 56. The cap shows signs of wear but is in good clean condition no moth or damage. Insignia machine sewn during manufacture.
Luftwaffe NCO\'s Signals Cap. Good honest used example of an NCO's Signals Cap. Original eagle wreath and chinstrap. Size 56 stamped under the celluloid diamond. Some wear to the interior and sweat band. Some moth nibbles to the piping and a barely discernible small damage to the crown. Nice original worn condition.
Luftwaffe NCO\'s Tunic. Lovely four pocket Luftwaffe flight/ para nco tunic. Early droop tail eagle hand stitched Collar tabs with four gulls three match the top fourth gull added later most likely as a promotion same on either side. Loops for a medal ribbon or flight bar and two awards the central award having been moved upwards on the pocket at some time Indications of award to loops to the right breast pocket. Loops for an award below right pocket. Spanish cross perhaps? Original tailors label to the neck and interior right hand pocket. The original owners name in blue ink over written by another name and details Obfeld Nock 1936. Please (see images). Possibility of the first owner KIA or wounded? One moth nip to cuff on right sleeve. *Cap Not Included* for sale separately.
MVSN Dagger/Knife. A well used and personalised MVSN dagger. Initials A C hand carved to both sides of the wooden handle. Good honest example which has not been cleaned.
NSKOV Pole Banner Top. Nice early heavy construction by top maker Otto Gahr. Well polished over the years with some silver plate finish remaining in the recesses. The majority of the black and red to the cross and disc behind the swastika also mainly intact. Double hole fixing. Looks to have been twisted to remove it from its pole at the time it was souvenired as is evidenced by some slight distortion to the bottom oak leaves left and right. Nice original piece by the maker famous for the Erwache standard tops.
Officers Blue Cloth Helmet. Blue Cloth Officers Helmet to the East Yorkshire Regiment named to E. Holtby. Made by Hobsons &sons London. Original badge as fitted no extra holes.Multi piece construction. No moth. Good percentage of original gilding remaining. Size approximately 7 .71/4.
Pair of 1st Lowland RFA Shoulder Titles. A nice pair of WW1 Shoulder Titles to a Territorial Scottish RFA unit. Made in Brass,
Pair of 71st Officers Undress Epaulettes Worn around the 1830-40 period. Silver Bullion mostly intact some fraying to top corners both epaulettes. 71st Buttons. Some mothing to bottom (see photos) but overall sound condition.
Pair of Black Watch Volunteer Officers Collars. A nice matched pair of Silver plated "Jimmy" collar dogs for a BW Volunteer Officer. Nice condition with no wear to the plating.
Pair of Lowland RFA WW1 Shoulder Titles. A matched pair of white metal Territorial Lowland Royal Field Artillery Shoulder Titles. One lug missing from each title. Priced accordingly.
Pair of Victorian Officers Short Spats. Nice old pair of Victorian or early 20th Century Officers Short Spats. Worn with Trews, Perth Maker, so most likely for the Black Watch, also worn by other Regiments like the A&SH, Seaforths and Camerons. Complete, no buttons missing
Parachute Regiment HQ Metal Wall Plaque. Large metal Parachute Regiment Plaque, Kings Crown badge with two recesses top and bottom to affix to a wall. An ordinary beret badge is shown for comparison only, not included in sale. 20" inches length height 12 3/4" inches
Parachute Regiment HQ Metal Wall Plaque. This is the second one of a pair, the other previously sold. Kings Crown, cast white metal with recesses top and bottom to affix to a barracks wall ot gate post. WW2 period pre 1953. 20" inches length height 12 3/4" inches
Polish Armoured Brigade Officers Beret. Dusty and dirty as found some dried paint here and there which I'm sure can easily be removed. I decided not to clean or brush it but rather leave that to whoever owns it. 1945 dated code letter Z. Size 7 1/8. Bullion lieutenants badge nicely hand sewn. Some age and oxidisation to the silver bullion. This sits well in the central forward position as Polish personell would wear or equally pulled over the left eye as worn by British troops.
Polish \"Plastic\" Eagle Cap Badge. Original WW2 polish plastic cap badge. Made by A Stanley and Sons Walsall. Good detail although slightly warped. Both blades strong and intact.
QEII Crown Royal Marines Helmet Plate. QE11 R.M. Officers Helmet Plate. Beautifully made, gilt in mint condition.
Queens Own Lowland Yeomanry Officers Cap. An Officers Peak Cap to the Queens Own Lowland Yeomanry, made by William Jardine & Sons Edinburgh. Formed in 1956 and disbanded in 1975.
R.S.F. Pipers Badge. A guaranteed original Royal Scots Fusilier Pipers Badge. Dirty and uncleaned as found.
R.S.F. Volunteer or Militia Shoulderbelt Plate & Glengarry Badge. A rare set belonging to a Victorian Royal Scots Volunteer or Militia Officer, comprising of Shoulderbelt Plate and Glengarry Badge. Heavy Shoulderbelt Plate with seeded background and Flaming Grenade Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 21.
Records of the Scottish Volunteer Force. Records of the Scottish Volunteer Force 1859-1908 by Grierson. A 1972 nice reprint of the original 1909 publication, in nice clean condition with clear plates, no foxing, dust cover present, 372 pages, packed with information on uniforms, dates, locations, the best reference book on the Scottish Volunteer Force. Various copies and conditions on Abe Books between £17.00 and £88.00
Renfrew Rifle Volunteers Officers or NCO\'s Waistbelt Clasp. Worn by Officers of the 2nd and 3rd Renfrew Rifle Volunteers 1874 -1887. The name Renfrewshire Rifle Volunteers within circlet, to centre Prince of Wales Feathers. Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 117.
Renfrewshire RFA Brass Shoulder Title. A single WW1 Territorial RFA Renfrewshire Brass Shoulder title all three lugs intact.
Royal Artillery SD Cap Dated 1944. Nice condition other ranks service dress cap badged to the royal artillery. J Compton sons & Webb ltd London 1944. Broad arrow and M stamped. Lovely condition no moth or damage to the exterior. One small tear to the green underside of the peak. Complete with chinstrap.
Royal Highlanders Victoria OR\'s Glengarry Badge An Other Ranks QVC Glengarry Badge to the Black Watch in White Metal, lugs intact to the rear
Royal Lanark Militia Sporran pre 1881. Became the 3rd Militia Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry in 1881, so dates this to before 1881. Fairly small size, most likely for a member of the Pipe Band. Approx 14" in Length from the top of the cantle. Maker marked Anderson & Sons Ltd Military Outfitters Edinburgh & Glasgow.
Royal Scots Battledress and Tam O\' Shanter. Battledress jacket, trousers and Tam O' Shanter to a private soldier in the Royal Scots, Army number 7162. All three items in this group have the same army number applied. Jacket is dated 1945 and size 16. Tartan patch of hunting Stuart Tartan to both sleeves. Trousers are 1943 dated and size 16. Tam o Shanter is size 7 and dated 1943. Royal Scots badge and Tartan backing intact. All three uniform items are of Canadian manufacture Lovely clean condition most likely a demob outfit worn home then hung in the wardrobe. Shirt and tie not included.
Royal Scots Fusiliers NCO\'s Scarlett Tunic. Officers quality high ranking NCO's Scarlett Tunic, early 1900s. Gold wire embroidered RSF and Flaming Bomb, now toned by age. Officers quality gold gilt general service Kings Crown buttons all matching and intact. Thirty in all. Super clean condition no moth Cream lining intact with some areas of wear consumate with age. No signs of sleeve badges or appointments or rank.
Royal Scots Fusiliers Officers Dress Waistbelt. These belts were worn by the Regiment from 1881 until amalgamation with the H.L.I. in 1959. This example is near mint condition. Shows St Andrew & Cross, with sprays of thistles and Regimental name to bottom on a seeded backplate. Formerly owned by Capt. W.W. Adam. who was killed in action in WW1.Retains all of its gilt finish, bullion slightly faded, backed in high quality red leather.
Royal Scots Officers Forage Cap Badge 1872-1881. A very nice Forage Cap badge for an Officer in the Royal Scots. Worn by the Regiment between 1872 - 1881.These badges are also worn with Blue Enamel centre. Tests as .925 Silver but no Hallmark, so listed as white metal and gilt. Ref: Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments by William and Kathleen Bloomer. Page 3.
Royal Scots Tunic. A Victorian other ranks tunic to the 8th volounteer battalion the Royal Scots. Dark blue tunic with red piping to the front edge red cuffs and collar and red piping to the epaulettes. Grass green Austrian knot and grass green letters and number to the epaulettes. Matching buttons throughout. Two period repairs to the left shoulder. Odd moth nip but overall in good order. Original tailors label, partly detached William Millar West Calder. Some loose stitching to left hand side interior. Please Note: Waistbelt for display purpose only not included in sale.
Royal Scots Uniform Group. The group consists of a Doublet, Kilmarnock Bonnet, Trews and Belt. These all came together, the Trews and Doublet are named to 9661 Private Edward Pearson. The Bonnet dated 1904. Pearson joined the Royal Scots on the 9th of August 1906 and died in Palestine during WW1 of wounds on the 6th of November 1917. The Trews are superb condition for WW1 period, one very small moth nip under the crutch, The Doublet is of the Foreign Service Style with no liner to keep cooler and is dated 1909. Has a few small moth nips, nothing major, and minus its Collar Badges, but again in superb condition. I have tried to take photographs of any mothing. The Bonnet is missing it's badge and shows moth tracking to the top and some nips on the dicing, leather edging is sound but scuffed. (see photographs). A copy of Pearsons Service record is included.
S.A. Dagger by Haenel. Nickel mounted SA dagger by Haenel Suhl with triple hanger. Untouched and uncleaned tight fit throughout. Lots of information regarding this sought after dagger available on the web. Purchased with a small collection of souvenirs from the estate of a Glasgow member of the Cameronians, Scottish Rifles.
SA Dagger Blade by Kober. Nicely marked SA dagger blade by a rare maker. Sadly it does have an area of staining/damage.See images.
SA Dagger by Anton Wingen. Good clean dagger double marked RZM and logo of Anton Wingen. Nickle mounts and anodised scabbard. Blade in excellent condition no dings or loss to the tip. Wooden handle likewise no chips or cracks lovely rosewood colour. Double hanger.
Scots Guards Cape Clasp Fastener. Matched pair four lugs intact complete with original chain.
Scots Guards Pipers Badge. A nice Scots Guards Pipers Badge in a dead gilt silvered finish. 2 lugs to the rear are intact.
Scottish Cadets Officers badge. Very good example of this badge with most original silver and gold gilt intact. Three lugs to the rear.
Scottish Cadets Other Ranks Glengarry Badge White metal example of an other ranks glengarry badge. Three original lugs to the rear.
Scottish Rifles Militia Officers Uniform Group. A fantastic uniform group belonging to an Officer of the 8th Scottish Rifles. Doublet and helmet named to Lt. A.S.L. Young and dated 1911. Whistle Boss and crossbelt hallmarked J&Co with anchor and 1909 date letter. No names or initials i can find on the breeches, which are top quality and in mint condition. The boots are in good condition, just some normal service wear, although they are a little stiff from storage. No extra holes behind the helmet plate, (see photo), a real sleeper group. A.S.L. Young fought in WW1 with the 8th Btn Scottish Rifles and reached the rank of Major and survived the war.
Scottish Rifles Officers Sword. A fine Scottish Rifles Sword and Sword bag named to Major J.M.H.Scott. Made by Wilkinson. Lovely condition overall. Retains its original chamois leather storage bag, and leather scabbard. George VI crest etched on the blade, reverse side is etched The Cameronians. Blade is overall very nice condition, with some spider rust and staining near the tip. Strap is broken but easily repairable (see photo) **Over 18 and U.K. Sales Only**
Seaforth Highlanders Officers Glengarry Badge. A nice Victorian 3 Piece Officers Glengarry Badge, no hallmarks, so listed as White Metal. Used on both the Feather Bonnet and Glengarry,
Seaforth Highlanders Waistbelt Clasp. An officers waistbelt clasp to the Seaforth Highlanders. Makers stamp R.B.Kirkwood, Edinburgh, correct Tulloch Ard (the high hill or knoll) scroll at bottom for Officers.
SS mans dagger. SS man dagger by Robert Klass. Small sized kissing crane logo. Blade well polished but no damage. Numeral 3 to rear lower cross guard. Scabbard most likely a re paint The whole dagger has been kept in polish by a previous owner so not sleepy as some may prefer but an honest dagger none the less Sensibly priced.
Tank Corps 1916 Hallmarked Cigarette Case. Cigarette case formerly the property of Lieut Wilfred Eddings 3rd Battalion Tank Corps. Maker marked William Neale & Son, Hallmarks for Birmingham and Date letter R for 1916. Still retains most of its gilt wash to the inside, The elastic has lost its elasticity, but is still present and intact. 3rd Battalion were a light tank battalion equipped with Whippet tanks. and were highly active in both the Somme area and 3rd Battle of Ypres.
The Highland Brigade Glengarry Badge. Introduced in 1958 for the Highland Brigade, worn through until 1968 by the Highland Regiments, nicknamed the Crucified Moose by soldiers.
The Wipers Times. An original First Edition copy of: Herbert Jenkins, The Wipers Times. A Facsimile Reprint of the Trench Magazines: The Wipers Times - The New Church Times - The Kemmel Times - The Somme Times - The B.E.F. Times. Hardcover, Condition Very good. First Edition. printed January 1918, of the facsimile collected edition, Pages lightly browned with age. Currently 2 copies on Abe Books for sale one at £167 the other at £275
Unwin & Rodgers Combination Pistol. Twin bladed combination pistol by Unwin & Rodgers. Buffalo horn chequered slab sided grips octagonal barrel,marked NON XLL proof marked and Unwin& Rodgers Patentees Sheffield. Spear point blade etched Self Protector. Clip point blade unmarked. Action in working order, folding trigger has to be brought down manually. Overall clean and tight.
Victorian 78th Highlanders Pay & Service Book. An early 78th Highlanders Service Book to 1760 Donald Tolmie, enlisted at Aberdeen 1868. Service in Nova Scotia during the Fenian Raids. several other pages filled in with details.
Victorian Black Watch Volunteer Officers Dress Waistbelt. A Volunteer Officers Waistbelt worn by Volunteer Battalions of the Black Watch from 1887 until 1908. Clasp in Frosted Silver finish, Front badge removes for cleaning. Belt with Silver Bullion embroidery. Beautiful condition. Adjusts via strap on the inside of the belt. Made By Wm Anderson & Sons, 14 George Street, Edinburgh. This one bears the Victorian Crown so Pre-1902.
Victorian Colour Sergeants Sleeve Badge. Hand embroidered on dark blue backing. No signs of it ever having been on a tunic. Most likely artillery or engineers. Mixture of wool, velvet , silk and wire thread.
Victorian Dirk. Unmarked Silver mounted Victorian Dirk. In lovely condition no cracks,chips or replacements to the Cairngorms. No splits or chips to the hardwood handle. Leather covered wooden scabbard with unmarked Silver mounts which are beautifully engraved. The blade is also very fine but does have blemishes near the tip. Blade length is 12" inches. Overall length of the Dirk in scabbard is a touch off 19"inches. Matching Knife and Fork. No makers marks visible but an obviously high quality item.
Victorian H.L.I. Pay & Service Book. A nice leather backed Service book to 3203 Private John Donald, Highland Light Infantry. Enlisted Jan 1889, book is folded as is common with all Pay and Service books, several pages filled in.
Victorian K.O.S.B. Helmet Plate. An other ranks two piece Victorian Helmet Plate for the Blue Cloth Home Service Helmet to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers.
Victorian Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers Plaid Brooch. Silver Plated NCO's or Pipers Plaid Brooch showing Imperial Crown and LRV Cartouche in place of H.L.I. Slight nip to the edge of the Quoit (See Photograph)
Victorian Military Gurkha Kukri A nice military kukri dating from the late 19th Century to WW1 period, superior quality copper riveted sheath, most likely for an Officer, nice cross hatching to sheath, typical military brown leather mounts with attachment straps to sheath, fits Sam Brown Belt.
Victorian Royal Renfrew Militia Dirk A nice mid Victorian dirk to the Royal Renfrew Militia, dating from 1860-1870 period. Became the 4th Militia Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1881. In unmarked Silver, made by Mackay Cunningham & Co. Edinburgh, blade etched Renfrew Militia. Bog Oak handle with silver studs, the Cairngorms have darkened from clear to a pleasing amber colour over the years.
Victorian Royal Renfrew Militia Dirk. A nice mid Victorian dirk to the Royal Renfrew Militia, dating from 1860-1870 period. Became the 4th Militia Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1881. In unmarked Silver, made by Makay Cunningham & Co. Edinburgh, blade etched Renfrew Militia. Bog Oak handle with silver studs, the Cairngorms have darkened from clear to a pleasing amber colour over the years.
Victorian Royal Scots Officers Dress Waistbelt & Tin. An RS Officers belt in it's original Tin. The Belt itself is in lovely condition but shows slight signs of wear consumate with age. Nice quality Gold Bullion with Red Leather backing. Tin shows signs of wear and tear, but is sound, the red velvet liner coming loose. Makers name on Tin, C. Smith, 12 Piccadilly, London. Scarce to still find these together.
Victorian Spear Point Knife. Victorian self defence / hunting knife. Rococo engraved nickel silver pommel and cross guard. Finely chequered horn handle slab grips. Polished single edge spear point blade. Some old surface marks to blade both sides. Nickel mounted heavy duty leather scabbard. Top chape hand engraved G Puckle. Bottom chape sadly missing. Belt loop intact. Very solid robust knife of the Victorian period. Over 18s only.
Vimy Ridge Trench Art Ring. I really have no idea what this, other than a souvenir from Vimy. 2" diameter, in white metal. Possibly a Napkin Ring, who knows.
WW1 1914 Hallmarked A&SH Officers Badge. An Officers Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry Badge in Hallmarked Silver. Makers mark for Bent & Parker, with Anchor mark for Birmingham and Date Letter P for 1914. Some high points rubbed, but a nice early war dated badge.
WW1 48th Highlanders 134th Battalion. CEF Glengarry. A mint example of an Other Ranks Khaki Glengarry of the 134th (48th Highlanders) Battalion, CEF. Makers name Ansley Dineen Hat and Fur Co Ltd, Toronto. Dated 1916. size 7.1/8, has a small Prayer card tucked inside the leather edging (photo shown).
WW1 Bavarian Officers Picklehaube. A good Bavarian Officers Picklehaube of WW1 or earlier vintage. Usual surface crazing in places and some shrinkage to the crown. Gilded plate held by metal washers and nut. Officers chin scales and cockade. Fluted Spike and cruciform base affixed by three metal stars. Leather and cream silk liner. Good solid helmet named in ink to the interior. Screw off spike to allow the wearing of the Trichter.
WW1 Bavarian Picklehaube. A WW1 Bavarian Brass fitted Ersatz, Felt, Picklehaube, good solid condition not frail as some are. This example has the brass front visor trim,helmet plate,rear vent and spike and base. The tip of the spike has sustained some damage at one point there is also a tiny puncture to the rear left hand side of the helmet possibly a shrapnel splinter? Both Cockades present if a bit rusty. Original leather and brass chinstrap present. This type of strap is frequently encountered on Bavarian Raupenhelme. Thin Ersatz liner also complete.
WW1 Black Watch Officers Glengarry. Good clean officers glengarry tails removed. Multi piece Officers badge, I can see a makers placque to the back of the badge but I haven't removed the badge as it's a tight fit to the cap. Broad silk ribbon edging around the base of the glengarry typical of WW1 period. Complete with red toorie. No signs of any other badge ever having been worn. Approximately size 7.
WW1 Black Watch Officers Glengarry. BW Officers glengarry by R W Forsyth Glasgow. Blue body with red wool toorie black silk edging and tails. Two piece black silk badge backing. Silver and gilt Officers badge no hallmark that I can see. Normally I'd remove the badge to show an image of the rear but this ones tight to the cap and may damage the black silk lining. Small area of wear to the silk edging at the front which I don't think detracts in the slightest.
WW1 British Hooked Quillion Bayonet. A hooked Quillion Bayonet/Scabbard with Frog. Unfortunately the Frog has had a hard life, but better than nothing. The bayonet itself shows pitting to the pommel, quillion and blade, as most of these seem to have, has no edge nicks or damage other than the pitting. shows a couple of different regimental marks on the pommel, looks like 1 R D, which has been struck through,a rack number below that looks like 53D below that 3 HLI. So its been around a bit. ** Over 18 and U.K. Sales only **
WW1 Cameron Highlanders Officers Badge. A nice old heavy cast Cameron Highlanders glengarry badge, came on an old moth eaten glengarry which fell to pieces, so salvaged the badge. No hallmarks I can see, sold as white metal.
WW1 Cameron Highlanders Officers Levee Dress Sporran. A magnificent, and impossible to find in this condition Sporran by the well known military outfitters Wm Anderson & sons ltd. Glasgow & Edinburgh. Over the years I've had two or three of these sporrans but never one in this condition. Sporran is entirely original throughout with very little (if any ) wear.
WW1 Fife & Forfar Yeomanry Officers Cap Badge. A WW1 Officers SD cap badge, stamped Sterling Silver on reverse slider. Approx size is 1"
WW1 Iron Cross Second Class and Award Document. A 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon and Award Document to the 16th Prussian Reserve Infantry Regiment.
WW1 K.I.A. Gordon Highlanders Pipe Majors Uniform. A very hard to find uniform group to a K.I.A. Pipe Major. The group consists of his White Drill Jacket, Khaki 1902 Tunic, Glengarry with 1916 Hallmarked Badge, WW1 Kilt, Diced Hose and tabs. Remains of paper label on Kilt, some mothing to underside flap and some other small moth nips to Kilt and Tunic. The Tunic correctly WW1 WD marked, and faint Gor stamp on pocket. One of the nicest groups i have come across in a long time. Extensive research included in sale. ( Please See Photographs) Name: Pipe Major Thomas Henderson K.I.A. Estcourt, France. 1917 PLEASE NOTE: The Pipe Majors Sporran, 08 Belt, and Gas Mask PH Bag are for DISPLAY PURPOSES only and NOT included with the Uniform Group.
WW1 Khaki OSD Cap. Nice stiff type Officers WW1 cap to the North Stafford regiment. Bronzed cap badge. Thin brown leather chinstrap. The cap is the hinged variety this is now defective. Wm Anderson & sons size labelled 7 1/8th. Lightly worn to the exterior ,signs of wear and possibly mud stains to the leather sweatband.
WW1 Liverpool Scottish Glengarry. A nice honest example of a WW1 glengarry to the Liverpool Scottish. Original badge and tails. A hard glengarry to find for this Battalion of the Kings Liverpool Regiment. Some small moth nips to the dicing on one side (see photo),
WW1 Medal Group and later A.R.P. items. WW1 pair to Robert Green RAF accompanied by his ARP badges and defence medal from WW2. Silver male ARP badge 1938 hallmarked. Local ARP civil defence instructors badge. Local anti gas instructors badge. Gold ARP instructors school badge national level. Local fire guard instructors badge. National level instructors badge gold. Along with his WW1 miniatures.
WW1 Memorial Plaque to the Black Watch. Memorial plaque and scroll to Cpl John Kelly 9th btn royal highlanders with condolence letter from the palace card cover for the death plaque and cardboard postal tube addressed to his father Mr John Kelly 43 Clydesdale Rows Wishaw. John Kelly died Tuesday 31st July 1917. Service no S/3946. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate.
WW1 NCO\'s 02 Tunic. Nice original paper labelled tunic dated 1917. The tunic has been extensively tailored to suit the owner. Collar, cuffs and top breast pocket flaps. Unusually he has five blue overseas service chevrons indicating active service in one of the side show conflicts at the end of hostilities on the western front. The odd moth nip and an area of loss to the bottom right hand side please see photos. Nice original tunic no collars shoulder titles have been worn but the tunic came with a trench cap to the army veterinary corps also dated 1917.
WW1 Officers cuff rank. Removed from uniform item. The main portion of a captains cuff rank on khaki wool, chevron lace, and three hand embroidered pips. Single
WW1 pair of A&SH Collar Badges. A nice matched pair of Argylls & Sutherland Highlanders Collar dogs. Possibly in silver, no hallmark, so selling as white metal, nicely patinated, probably early 20th century.
WW1 Period Black Watch Officers Glangarry Badge. WW1 period multi-piece construction Black Watch Officers Glengarry Badge. Very good condition sharp detail and minimum wear.
WW1 period Gordon highlanders kilt. Kilt in near perfect condition remains of a large portion of its original paper label however its barely legible to the right hand side of it it may give the month and year ? 1916/18 ? The label has been marked with a previous owners initials the full name also appears twice on the blanket backing to the waist Harold Steven (?) Leather straps and buckles added as these kilts were not issued with them. Lovely old kilt and undoubtedly of WW1 vintage. Good strong colours and undamaged.
WW1 Period Royal Scots Officers Glengarry Badge. Two piece constructed Royal Scots Officers badge. Green glass/ enamel behind the thistle intact. Maker marked Marshal & Aitken Edinburgh.
WW1 period Seaforth Highlanders Officers Dirk. George the Fifth Seaforth Highlanders Dirk by S.J Pillin 31 Gerrard St London. Good honest Dirk showing service wear to the Cairngorms (see images). Blade engraved with usual Thistles, Crown Regimental Motto and Crest. GR Cypher. Blade clean no pitting or damage. Bog Oak Hardwood handle studded and carved with crossed Swords, Feather Bonnet and Thistle to the rear. Very good percentage of original gilding remaining With its original Belt Strap Hanger. Matching knife and fork. Good original tight Dirk with no replaced parts.
WW1 Princess Mary Bullet Pencil for the \"Christmas Tin 1914\". These are getting so hard to find, originally included with the Princess Mary Christmas Tin sent to the troops in 1914, many tins are now missing them. This one still has it's original Card holder, which must be about as scarce as the actual pencil.. no dents or damage This is a silver bullet headed example not one of the silvered type.
WW1 R.A.M.C. Red Cross Brassard (Armband) In good condition, a Red Cross R.A.M.C. Brassard. Some marks and a bit of mothing to the Red Cross, otherwise in good condition, shows a faded Army Medical Service stamp to the opposite side. Photograph not included in sale.
WW1 RFA Territorial Brass Shoulder Title. Territorial Ayrshire Royal Field Artillery shoulder title. Excellent condition with no damage or repairs.
WW1 RFA Territorial Brass Shoulder Title. Territorial Lowland Royal Field Artillery shoulder title. Excellent condition with no damage or repairs.
WW1 Robbins of Dudley. Robbins of Dudley trench knife,push dagger. Original example of this iconic trench warfare weapon. Scabbard in good condition usual wear on the retaining strap. Impressed makers mark to the base of the handle. Over 18s only.
WW1 Royal Scots Fusiliers Officers OSD Collar Badges. A matched pair of RSF Officers Bronze Service Dress Collar Badges, nice condition very slight service wear, getting scarce to find now.
WW1 Royal Scots Officers OSD Collar Badges. A matched pair of Officers Service Dress Collar Badges in Bronze, some slight service wear to high points otherwise perfect..
WW1 Scots Guards 02 Tunic Group. As a collector and dealer of WW1 uniform ,over many years, i've owned quite a number of WW1 Uniforms both other ranks and Officers. These have included Infantry and Corps Regiments but I have never before been fortunate enough to obtain an other ranks tunic and personal effects belonging to a Guardsman. The Tunic has both cloth shoulder titles and white metal thistle over brass S G. Overseas Service Chevrons one red indicating early service in 1914 accompanied by two blue for further active service. On the opposite sleeve is worn a long service good conduct Chevron above two wound stripes. WG initials to the inside of the Tunic. The cap has a piece of silk Royal Stuart Tartan applied to either side of the cap, just above the chinstrap button, and is dated 1917. A Trio of medals mounted as worn by William Grieve. Scots Guards buttons, silver and enamel Regimental cufflinks, association lapel pin, medal ribbons and a photo of guardsman Grieve in later life contained in his princess Mary gift tin. A studio portrait of the man either wartime period or just post. His long service certificate from his employer in Paisley (near Glasgow) the famous J&P Coates. Dated 1957 after forty six years service. Lots of great detail regarding the Scots Guards in the Great War to be had on line as there is on William Grieve. I have a disc of details regarding his service, wounds and return to duty which I have misplaced unfortunately however most of which can be gleaned from ancestry. I will do my utmost to locate this asap. The 08 belt is one from stock and does not form part of the lot.
WW1 Scots Guards OSD Khaki Cap. Only the second one of these i have ever seen. An Officers Khaki Service Dress Cap to Captain H.L. Kemble of the Scots Guards. Severly wounded in WW1 in 1917 he was invalided out of the Guards. Made by Cater & Co Pall Mall London, very nice condition, no mothing, inside shows normal service wear, a 3" section of thread on the sweatband has come loose, but does not detract from this fine cap in my opinion.
WW1 Scottish Rifles Wolseley Helmet A Wolseley Helmet to the Scottish Rifles. Number inside corrosponds to Sgt J. E. Dunn who served in Salonika with the 11th Scottish Rifles, Service wear only condition, no damage, breaks to cork or mothing, Makers Label E. Day. and Dated 1918. A nice original Wolseley helmet to the Scottish Rifles.
WW1 Tam O\' Shanter to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. A nice Tam O'Shanter badged and issued to a soldier in the K.O.S.B., correct double row of stitching to liner, double eyelets to rear with original tie, makers label inside, marked Cohen & Goldstein London, Size 7 and dated 1918. In lovely condition, no moth or damage, some creasing due to storage, stamped to inside liner with K.O.S.B. and soldiers number.
WW1 Tank Corps OR\'s Trench Cap. A nice trench cap picked up locally and numbered inside 144580, i have adjusted the contrast slightly in one of the photos to show the number, which is quite faint but discernible. lovely condition apart from service wear and signs of where it has been folded. no mothing at all, Made by Myers & Co Size 7.3/8 and date. Looks like 1916 or 1918. (see photo) 144580 Wilfred Abbott, Highland Light Infantry, MGC and finally Tank Corps.
WW1 Territorial 5th RSF Shoulder Title. Territorial 5th Royal Scots Fusiliers shoulder title. Excellent condition with no damage or repairs.
WW1 Territorial 4th RSF Shoulder Title. Territorial 4th Royal Scots Fusiliers shoulder title. Excellent condition with no damage or repairs.
WW1 Territorial RFA (City of Glasgow) Shoulder Title. A nice Shoulder Title to the Royal Field Artillery (City of Glasgow) in Brass, all three lugs intact.
WW1 Wolseley Pith Helmet. An officers private purchase Pith Helmet to the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, Made by Hawkes & Co and named to Lieut. A.E.H. (Alfred Emery Harry) Sayers, who was twice wounded at Gallipoli. A few sections of the leather edging are missing others a bit scuffed, otherwise a sound helmet with no breaking to the cork. Acting Captain 25th Feb 1919 Retired Major 1946 and granted Hon title Lieut Col.
WW2 4th Division Insignia. Royal Artillery 4th division corporals/ bombardier insignia as removed from the battledress. Comprising pair of rank chevrons pair of divisional patches on a khaki backing, pair of arm of service strips pair of RA embroidered shoulder titles service chevrons and three collar badges worn as GS cap badges one with its original cream celluloid circular backing, most likely picked up in Italy.
WW2 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders P.O.W. Group. Group of items belonging to Captain (temp Major) Robert Anderson Park (Rab) Caldwell. Group consists of his Battledress, dated 1944, Glengarry, and a large amount of ephemera, more than could be included in the listing, these include approx 36 letters home from Stalag VII A, (see Photographs) The glengarry badge is unfortunately missing, otherwise a very nice group of items. Major Caldwell was captured in Italy in 1944 near Monte Cassino. His capture is mentioned in the book "The Mirror of Monte Cavallara"
WW2 Army or Kriegesmarine Administration Breast Eagle. White metal pin on breast eagle for the summer tunic. Retains most of its original finish a non maker marked example. Good bright finish.
WW2 BW Plastic Cap Badge. Near mint condition although the badge has been worn as evidenced by the bends in the brass fittings. No bends or warps both fittings present and strong. Harder to find in this condition.
WW2 Cameronians Scottish Rifles OR\'s Glengarry. A nice SR Glengarry, in good condition, no mothing or damage, but shows service wear, WD markings with date letter P for 1941, tails intact. (see photographs)
WW2 German K98 Bayonet & Frog. Good pre war 37 dated K98 bayonet. Matching numbers, good percentage of original blue finish to blade. Uncleaned condition with its "cavalry style frog". which is dated 1943 and maker marked KVZ. two lower rivets period/field repaired. Over 18s only.
WW2 German Land Customs Dagger. Land customs dagger by Clemen & Jung. Complete with scabbard, hangers and knot. Age toning but no damage or nicks to the blade. Surface wear to the green leather handle commensurate with age the same for the scabbard Hangers in good order clips functioning well straps have been period shortened by the original owner please see image.
WW2 German M35 Helmet Good combat worn example of an M35 single decal helmet having had the national colours removed. Original early chinstrap intact stamped and dated 39/40? Leather liner with lots of good wear hand written owners details Muller number 2 most likely a 2nd person named Muller in the company. On the opposite side a previous owners name has been removed. Liner stamped 58. Liner band Berlin 1939. Good honest helmet.
WW2 German Medical Officers Cap. Nice "jaunty" blue piped medical Officers cap in very good worn condition. No moth or damage. Lovely field worn look to it matching patination to all component parts. Celluloid diamond two thirds intact. Makers name and details mostly worn away but has the look, feel and quality of an Erel cap. Mid war production.
WW2 Lothian & Border Horse OR\'s Collar Badges. A matched pair in Brass.
WW2 Royal Engineers Service Dress Jacket. Warrant officers service dress jacket. Royal Engineers Collars and buttons, buttons affixed with brass rings. Mark above the crown on the right sleeve only possible glue residue. Label gone however WD stamp letter Q gives 1940 date. Good BEF type Jacket possible reissued at some stage or used as a second jacket.
WW2 Royal Marine Commando Insignia. Royal Marines cash tape ,printed combined operations patch, hand cut circular from issue tombstone and a pair of parachute qualification wings. Hand cut from the battledress the original owner has unstitched the wings and then decided I think just to cut the insignia off in one piece rather than unpick them individually. Hand painted RM beret badge most likely for his mother or sweetheart. Good example as worn pre the introduction of the commando dagger patch.
WW2 Seaforth Highlanders Battledress. Fifth Seaforth Highlanders Battledress Blouse. Embroidered Highland Division patch, Red Infantry strip, with forty second Government Tartan Patch to both sleeves, all machine stitched. Blouse dated 1945 Canadian manufactured. Some service wear and occasional moth nip but otherwise in good order throughout. Infantry Battledress are getting rare to locate now.
WW2 Seaforth Highlanders Tam O\' Shanter. Seaforth highlanders Officers TOS. Wm Anderson & sons label, in distinct details Three piece Officers badge on Mackenzie tartan backing. Some moth to the crown please see photographs.
WW2 Tam o\' Shanter. Mint 1940 dated Tam o' Shanter by A&J Gelfer Glasgow. Size stamped 7 and 3/8th Interestingly it's had a few stitches put in at the back to make it slightly smaller by its original owner. Worn once or twice at most. The interior and exterior are like new. Original royal Scots badge affixed with its Scarlett backing also mint.
WWI Canadian 48th Highlanders CEF Glengarry. A nice WW1 Canadian Other Ranks Glengarry of the 15th Canadian Battalion 48th Highlanders. Correct leather edging for WWI Glengarries, no mothing, the tails removed.