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A-10 Standard Revised Oxygen Mask. Boxed with instructions, A-10 oxygen mask, in almost mint condition, and fitted with a T-44 microphone, enabling the mask to be used with Allied radio equipment, Also comes with rare handbook of instructions, and box, box again is in excellent condition, excellent rare boxed complete rig, that would be very difficult to upgrade. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. s/n 78
A-14 USAF Oxygen Mask A-14 USAF Oxygen Mask. size small, 5/44 dated. Mask is in excellent condition, no issues, rubber remains supple with no hardening, hose is flexible with no cracking or splitting. very nice mask, fitted with microphone. also the straps have the early leather tabs fitted. excellent mask, and would be difficult to upgrade. s/n 11
A-14 USAF Oxygen Mask boxed A-14 USAF Oxygen Mask , size medium 12/44 dated. Mask comes with it's original box, and is in, I would say mint condition, had it not had a microphone fitted. It shows little if any wear, even the microphone moisture cover is pristine, rubber is soft and flexible throughout the whole piece! even the box shows very little wear! would be very very difficult to upgrade this mask. s/n 3
A-9 USAF Flying Helmet USAF Flying Helmet A-9. Dated 1942. Helmet is in excellent condition, with some light soiling to the helmet overall, From Usage. Fitted with leather Earcups, And a pair of R-14 Receivers, And PL-540 Plug. Size Large. A very nice used USAAF Helmet. s/n 10 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
A-9 USAF Flying Helmet Excellent A-9 cotton twill flying helmet, dated 1942 very clean condition, fitted with USAF brown leather earcups, with snap fasteners, and a pair of R-14 receivers. and pl-54 plug. Very clean helmet throughout, size large. silk draw strings in place. Lovely Helmet. s/n 9 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
Aero Leathers Scotland A-2 Jacket. Aero leathers A-2 Jacket size 42, in goat skin leather, shell is in excellent condition, showing very little use, no scuffs/rips or loss of finish the shell, the knits are in excellent condition, with one minor hole on the inside waist, but does not detract,themustard coloured lining is in excellent condition, no rips or tears, and no staining, stamped with the Army Air Forces logo, Air Force acceptance stamp, the Talon zipper is In good order, and is triple stamped. jacket measures 22" pit to pit when zipped up and laid flat. length is 22 1/2" from bottom of collar to top of the waist knit. arm length is 23" shoulder to top of the wrist knit. Lovely A2 jacket in excellent condition, and when broken in/used will look fantastic. s/n 84 price included postage in the U.K.
American Optical Skyway Goggles. Pre war A/O skyway goggles, frames have wear to the black paint finish on the front of the frames, central hinge works fine, push button to adjust the width of the frame, has the "skyway" logo stamped to the hinge, goggle strap is well used, stained, and some fraying to the outer edge of the elastic, and has very little elasticity left, but still work well for display, fitted with a pair of amber tinted plastic lenses, which are somewhat scratched overall,the rubber cushions are in excellent order and are marked on the top 33B5021-3 33B501-2 respectively Left/Right handed, scarce pair of pre WW2 U.S. Goggles and a pair are pictured on page 193 of Mick. J. Prodger's book. s/n 12 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
B-6 Winter Flying Helmet. Excellent shearling B-6 helmet, helmet is in very good condition, no rips or tears to the outer leather, in side is very clean, and has aged to a lovely honey colour, with 1 stain to small area of staining to the top, but does not detract, excellent label which reads--- TYPE B-6 Drawing No.42 G 6431 A.A.F Order No.42-17984-P PROPERTY AIRFORCE FORCE U.S.ARMY All the tabs have been removed, for attaching an oxygen mask to the helmet, and a set of female snaps have been sewn into place, so as to allow an A-14 oxygen mask or such like to be used, leather ear cups have been sewn on, and a pair of R-14 receivers are in place, with "Y" loom, and a PL 354 plug. chin strap is good other than the fleece has lost some of it's shearling. Lovely example of this iconic USAAF helmet which would be very difficult to upgrade. s/n 48 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
B-8 flying goggles by Polaroid Excellent pair of B-8 goggles, by polaroid actually marked as no 1065 on the frame, rubber frame is still supple, with no hardening, chamois lining is clean with very little wear, goggle strap is in excellent shape and retains full elasticity. cotton strap is again good, and has the partial service number H 0750 applied so may be traceable? Frame is marked type B-8 in a circle one side and prop usaf in a circle on the other side, box is in good condition, and comes with 3 spare lenses in the issue cotton wallet, and instruction book. excellent item. HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE S/N 14
B-8 flying goggles by Rochester. B-8 flying goggles by Rochester. Excellent boxed pair of B-8 goggles, frame is supple, with no hardening chamois lining is intact, showing moderate usage, head strap has lost some of it's elasticity, but is still good for display purposes, 5 spare lenses, in the original Rochester cotton wallet, box is in great shape and on the lid is what appears to be a price of $1-39 if only! Very nice boxed set of goggles, from a scarce maker. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE S/N41
British Army Side Cap WW2 WW2 British army side cap, size 6 7/8? difficult to make out, maker marked A&J G-----? again difficult to make out, of Glasgow, and W.D. marked. a couple of small areas of fraying to the r/hand side of the band, other than that in very good/excellent condition. Fitted with a Cheshire Regiment Cap Badge, but has also had an other insignia/ badge fitted at some time. 2 general service buttons in excellent condition. HEAD NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY S/N 24
British WW2 Sectioned No.36M Mills hand Grenade. This is a complete Mills bomb, sectioned for training purposes, base plug is dated 1943, lever is stamped, JP&c S. J.Pilling & Son, base plug is marked No 36M mk1 ZA.P.D.P. TA&S 43. fuse is marked drill 111 and on the bottom 41 AW. The body retains most of its black paint, and traces of a green stripe, edge of sectioned area retains its yellow paint finish, and inside retains its red paint finish. s/n 21
chrome plated spitfire desk top orniment Vintage chrome plated Spitfire, in "art deco" style, heavily chromed piece, Mounted on a "lightning bolt" stand with a "H" shaped base. wing span is 6"body length is 5" and stands 4.5" high. Some light scratching overall, which will polish out if desired. s/n 85 price includes postage within the U.K.
Colt Sheath Knife. Quality modern sheath knife with "bowie" shaped blade in stainless steel, blade is 5 3/4" in length, razor sharp, and stamped with the Colt co logo, on the riccaso, and also has the "rearing" horse Colt logo etched on the blade, and stamped on the underside of the stainless steel cross guard, the other side of the riccaso reads, ct4 stainless steel. Handle is constructed of stacked leather washers, and seven coloured spacers, the pommel is blued steel, with a peened over tang. total length of the knife is 10 1/2". The black leather scabbard is in good condition, all stitching intact, and fitted with a stone pocket, both press studs are working. A good quality working knife. s/n 81 YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM.
Cooper A-2 Flying Jacket The Cooper A-2 (flight jacket or flying jacket) is a leather jacket, (Goat Skin) made by Cooper Sportswear, worn by United States Army Air Forces and was re-introduced by the military just prior to Operation Desert Shield, and has been in service ever since. Key features of a military-specification jacket (as opposed to a civilian version) are one-piece back (some knock-off jackets have a seam across the shoulder blades; this seam causes discomfort during long flights in a confined position) and lack of side-entry hand-warmer pockets under the large snap-down patch pockets (apparently, the military designers did not want their pilots to be seen standing around with their hands in their pockets. Cooper Sportswear ceased production in the late 90's and retailer inventories were exhausted some time afterwards. Even though the A-2 is still a military-requisitioned item and contracts have been awarded to other USA suppliers using the A-2 pattern, the Cooper label is considered collectible and highly sought after by World War II re-enactors and historians. A vintage Cooper A-2 in excellent condition can be worth more than the market rate of a new-build A-2 from a current manufacturer. Jacket is in excellent condition, just the usual minor scuffing to the out shell, knits are in excellent condition, no rips or tears, zipper works fine. This is a lovely A-2 jacket, in a good size 46" chest. 26" from the collar to the bottom of the waistband, and 26" from the shoulder to the cuff edge. cotton liner again is in excellent condition, no rips or tears. Excellent "worn" A-2 Jacket. s/n 74 price includes postage within the U.K.
Cooper G-1 U.S. Navy Pilots Jacket The "G-1" military flight jacket is the commonly accepted name for the fur-lined-collar World War II-era flight jacket of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The G-1 remains a current uniform-issue item in naval aviation for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. More technically, the jacket may be considered the U.S. Military flight jacket developed in 1947 and used in the Korean War, since the term "G-1" was not used as a label for this fur-collared military-issued jacket until after World War II. However, the term "G-1" has come to be used for this style of naval leather flight jacket. Prior to the end of World War II, and starting in 1940 when it was officially named by the U.S. Navy, the jacket had the military spec number of M-422. This jacket is in excellent condition, the goat skin shell has the usual worn appearance overall, but no rips or tears, the knits are in excellent condition, showing very little wear, the heavy duty zipper works fine, and has it's "paper clip" puller in place with goat skin thong, all buttons are intact, inside map pocket press stud works fine, and the "satin" cotton lining is clean, odour free, with no rips or tears. The Faux fur collar is clean with no loss to the pile, ( The use of Mouton Fur was discontinued around 1967) Storm flap has the usual U.S.N. punched into it. Jacket is in a good size 44" R chest, 26" from bottom of collar to the bottom edge of the waist band. 27" arm from shoulder edge to cuff. excellent G-1 jacket in a good size. s/n 75 price includes postage within the U.K.
Eastman A-2 Jacket Eastman A-2 Jacket, horse hide, lovely chocolate brown, the shell is in excellent condition, with some scuffing from use, but no cuts or loss of finish to the leather, the Talon triple stamped zip is in excellent order, with no issues, and works perfectly, the knits are in excellent condition, with one small hole in the l/hand one, other than that, no issues, and showing very little "piling" to them. the wine coloured lining, is in excellent condition, no rips or tears, and is stamped with AAF logo. Size 38" but I must say, have tried this jacket on, and is cut to a good size 40" measures 20" pit to pit, when laid flat and zipped up. length from bottom of collar to top of the knit is 21" sleeve length shoulder to cuff 22" . Lovely A-2 and made with the quality you would expect from Eastman Leathers s/n 83 price includes postage within the U.K.
Eastman Leather USAAF Sqd Patch Quality Cotton 8th Air Force, 332nd bomb sqd, 94th bomb grp. jacket patch, in excellent unused condition, full size patch, no snags or tears to the patch, quality item, from the "Eastman Leather Company" s/n 64
ENLISTED MANS GARRISON CAP U.S.ARMY WW2 U.S. army enlisted mans service cap is in very good/excellent condition, no moth damage to the body the peak, 1 minute nick in the peak edge, chin strap is in excellent condition, carboard vinyl covered back strap is in fair condition, having numerous cracks to the finish, and some damage to the edge, but nothing to serious, and is still sound, the rexine sweat band shows normal wear and tear, that you would expect from a used service cap, no size but I would estimate 67/8". Quality other ranks two piece cap badge. Label reads U.S. army garrison cap 100% wool. Cap has been named on the inside head band and sweatband ?? can't make out the 2 initials Sylvester 13102907. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE S/N 46
M4A2 USAF Flak Helmet. M4A2 flak helmet by industrial canvas prod. corp looking at the label, I think this shell started out as an M-4, without ear flaps was never issued, upgraded to an M-4A2, as the changes on the label would suggest which have been done by hand, helmet is in excellent slightly worn condition, with some slight wear to the outer cotton canvas shell on the edges in places, inner satin sheen lining is in excellent condition, with label intact, leather chin strap is in very good condition, some surface loss in places, but no rot or tears, chamois backing is intact, and the buckle end of the strap works fine. an excellent example. s/n/ 49 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
MBU-3/p Oxygen Mask 1958 dated MBU-3/p U.S.A. oxygen mask, size medium in excellent condition no perishing hardening to the rubber, the nylon harness is in excellent condition, no damage or fraying. Although marked up on the microphone housing "MS22001" the U.S.A.F. used the prefix MBU-3/p as opposed to the U.S.N. using MS22001, same mask different nomenclature! hose is again in excellent condition, no perishing/hardening to the rubber, and fitted with an MC-3a oxygen connector and the "anti flail" strap is present, this as it's name suggest stops the hose from flailing on ejection form the aircraft. ANB - M-C1 microphone is fitted. Excellent example of this mask, and would be very difficult to upgrade. s/n 40
Middleton Brothers Knife Excellent Middleton Brothers Sheath Knife, marked R.& R. Middleton Sheffield on the riccaso, polished "4 Blade, slight indication of sharpening on the blade edge, pinned Wood grips in excellent condition, no chips or bruising. Brass cross guard Sheath in very good/excellent condition. all stitching intact. s/n 20 YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM s/n 20
Ontario U.S.M.C. K-Bar Ontario K-Bar knife, bright bladed, full length blade, 7" razor sharp blade, 11.1/2" in total, blade shows signs of sharpening, and some light pitting in one small area, the handle is constructed of stacked leather washers, pommel has a blued finish, with a tang nut. riccaso reads U.S. Ontario, to one side, the other side reads Combat U.S.M.C. Scabbard is in good condition, with no issues, looks to have had a name "removed" at one time, from the belt loop, other than that the scabbard is in very good condition. s/n82 YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM.
Polaroid Aviation Goggle Kit No 1068 Polaroid 1068 goggles, the precursor goggles to the B-8 goggles, (see Prodger page 268 and also photo on the rear jacket cover of the book) Almost identical but using a slightly different strap, and frame/ lens size. Boxed with instruction book, and 5 spare lenses, mixture of amber and green & clear lenses, and what appears to be a shaving mirror? from the previous owner, strap is in excellent order retaining excellent elasticity, frame in excellent order, still supple, chamois lining to the inside shows moderate wear, 3 VERY tiny holes to the bottom r/hand edge, in the chamois only, Box is in excellent condition, showing minimal wear to the corners/edges only. "Polaroid Aviation Goggle Kit no2 1068" embossed on the front of the box. Excellent set and would be very hard to upgrade. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n6
Polaroid goggle kit 1068 Goggles. & box Polaroid 1068 goggles, the precursor goggles to the B-8 goggles, (see Prodger page 268 and also photo on the rear jacket cover of the book) Almost identical but using a slightly different strap, and frame/ lens size. frame is in very good condition, rubber frame is damage free, chamois leather backing to the frame is complete, with slight soiling from usage, the elastic in my opinion has been replaced, period done, as the buckle/sliders and cotton goggle strap are all original, and the elastic is not modern material. ink stamped with laundry no: K3069 The box is in poor condition having suffered somewhat form poor storage, but is complete and quite solid, inside are two spare lenses, 1 amber 1 clear. good set of early/pre war goggles, which display very well. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THESALE s/n3
Polaroid model 1021 all purpose goggles Very good pair of polaroid 1021 goggles in their oil cloth case, (see prodger page 269) goggles are in very good condition apart from I tiny defect on the inner lower stud area where the rubber has come away slightly, but it has not perished, other wise the frames are in excellent condition, still soft and supple, original strap has been replaced with an olive green elasticated strap, exactly the same as the Polaroid navy goggle strap, only thinner, and the original thin black goggle strap has been kept in the oil cloth case, case is in excellent condition, press stud works fine, and clearly marked Polaroid all purpose goggle to the closure flap. Clear lens fitted and 1 spare tinted lens in the case. Very nice set of goggles. s/n 53 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
Rayban Aviator Sunglasses with case. Very good pair of aviator style sunglasses, glasses are in very good used condition, with "sweat" bar, bar does have a crack in it but is not loose, frames are in good order, and are marked on the top bridge bar B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A. LIC . lenses are etch with the intertwined B/L logo. lenses have some slight scratching, hardly noticeable and this doesn't affect them when the glasses are being used. frame measures 6". hinge to hinge. Case is in excellent used condition, stitching in good order and the green lining is in very good clean condition. snap works fine, and rear belt loops have not been cut. if your buying for display or to wear you won't be disappointed with these glasses. s/n 38
Rayban Aviator Sunglasses with case. Rayban aviator sunglasses 1970's era, frames are in good condition, with a couple of marks to the bottom of frames, and a couple to the top, hardly noticeable and does not detract, stamped on the bridge B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A. L.I.C. and underneath 1-30 -10k. Temples(arms) are in good used condition, and both nose pads are intact and in good condition, lenses are in very good condition with very light hard to see scuff to the l/hand lens both lenses etched at the top with intertwined B/L logo. Frames measure 5" 1/4" hinge to hinge. Case is a mismatch to the glasses, as it's a later date, in the leatherette style of the 90's and nylon fittings to the inside, snap works, and has a belt loop to the rear. but it is in good condition. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 37
Rayban shooter Sunglasses with case. Pair of Rayban shooter/8mm bullet hole sunglasses with case, frames are in excellent condition, with brow bar. And stamped on the top bar B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A. Both nose pads are present, and the temples are in good condition, and are the wire cable type, both lenses are etched at the top centre with the B&L intertwined logo, the one down side is the l/hand lens has a tiny chip! hardly noticeable, and not in vision area, but I thought i would mention it. The case is well used, but has no issues, other than soiling from being used, and shading under the front cover when opened, snap works fine, and both belt loops have been cut, to enable a belt to be passed through. very nice and somewhat rare pair of Raybans, from the late 60's early 70's, bullet hole, changed to 10mm late 70's to the present day. HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE S/N 39
Replica \"Blue Max\" with Oak Leaf Cluster Excellent replica blue max cross with oak leaf cluster and full size neck ribbon. Boxed with a cover photograph of Von Richthofen, Which has been lacquered. Very nice quality piece, I don't normally deal in "reproduction" items, but I feel there's a place in the everyday collectors market for this one s/n26
Saunders- Roe cigarette lighter 1950's/60's cigarette lighter, lighter is in the style of the Saunders-Roe SR.53, alloy construction, and chrome finished, ball and socket adjustable stand, and what appears to be a Bakelite plinth, the bottom of the plinth reads. regd.designs 869697. 869675 880107/56 pro. patent 7599/56 as applicable excellent table lighter, in working order. s/n 80
Throat Microphone T-30-V U.S. Army Signal Corps T-30-V throat microphone, boxed with neck band and instructions, microphone is in excellent used condition rubber is still supple, the type V having no metal clip to keep the microphones tight to the throat, elasticated neck band M-199 still retains full elasticity, and the leather tabs for the studs are in excellent condition. Comes in it's original box, with instructions manual, manufacturers Shure Brothers Chicago U.S.A. Box is in excellent condition, an excellent example. HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE. S/N 52
U.S.A.F. HB-7 head band HB-7 head band, with ANB-H-1 receivers,by the Best mfg. company Inc. Irvington N.J. fitted with MX-41/AR rubber & sponge earcups, which are in very good condition, no perishing or hardening to the rubber. outer wiring loom cover is a little frayed at the plug end, but inner loom is intact, Leather covering to the head band shows plenty of use, the stitching on one edge is missing, but the leather is good and it would be possible to replace the stitching if desired, good set of phones with a quite rare set of earcups. s/n 68 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
U.S.A.F. Ball Cap The USAAF Ball Cap was very popular with the Air Force pilots of WWII. Archive photo evidence shows they were particularly popular amongst the fighter pilots in the Pacific theatre. A private purchase all wool ball cap in excellent used condition, 6 panel stitched eyelets, a number of very tiny moth nips, but nothing serious, rexeen sweat band is in good order, with a number of creases probably caused by folding the cap, other than that it's fine, elasticated rear band is fine and retains some elasticity, label is not present, peak is stiff and shows no signs of creasing, green facing is very clean and has the initials RD applied. Quality 2nd Lt bar pinned to the cap, Meyer NY. estimate size 7" HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 47
U.S.A.F. \"C\" type flying helmet A-14 oxygen mask & B-8 goggles C type 2nd pattern flying helmet in very good condition leather remains supple, no issues, other than the usual "scuffing" from use, no rips or tears, 1 female stud has been replaced with a "united carr" one, on one of the goggle straps, period done, rubber ear cups are in excellent condition,still supple no hardening to them, chin strap still retains good elasticity, inside chamois leather is heavily soiled, hair oil/ brylcreem? named with the nick name "Bull Dog" & J. Brown, with another name crossed out, and unreadable, This helmet has been used by a U.S.A.F. pilot as it has been internally wired with a set of ANB-H-1 receivers, and "Y" loom, with a PL354 plug, which might account for the "other name" being crossed out, R.A.F. flight gear was much sought after by U.S. personnel, and would also account for the replacement female stud on the goggle strap. although well used, the helmet remains in an excellent solid condition. A-14 oxygen mask is in excellent solid condition, no hardening or perishing to the face piece, all straps are present, and in excellent condition. hose, again is in excellent condition, no splits or perishing, and an AMB-M-C1 microphone is fitted. Comes with pair of Polaroid B-8 Goggles in very good condition, with a split to the rubber in lower press stud fitting area, (does not detract) fitted with an amber lens, chamois leather backing is in good order, with some slight soiling, and the goggle strap is again in good order, with some elasticity left in them. postage is included in the sale HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 66
U.S.A.F.P-4a Jet Pilots Helmet Gentex (general textile ltd) P-4a helmet manufactured in 1958 in very good/excellent used condition, showing normal usage, various chips and scratches to the shell, paint has yellowed with age, Spring operated visor works fine, with a number of scratches, that would polish out if required, pilot has fitted rubber door stops to the top of visor frame, to prevent scratching the canopy when in flight, very nice personal touch! and also his nickname on the rear of the helmet "BLACK BART" and his name on the nape strap, a little faded LT/COL BARTLETTE. Two decals either side of the helmet of either a Convair Delta Dart or Dagger. both spring loaded earphones (H-75/B) are intact and in excellent order and have light cotton covers over them, the Oxygen mask tabs which are leather are showing signs of surface cracking, but still sound, "banana" boom mike M-33A also fitted. A very nice example of an untouched "personalized" 1950's P-4b Helmet. Rare Example! s/n35
U.S.M.C. post war Korea H.B.T. "8 point" cotton field cap, in excellent condition, showing very little use, peak is in excellent condition, cotton sweat band is very clean, marked 71/4" on the sweatband. Has a WW2 USMC globe&anchor lapel badge to the front. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 16 sold sold
U.S.Navy NAF 1092 helmet. MSA \"C\" Type oxygen mask &Seesall commercial goggles. U.S.Navy NAF flying helmet in excellent condition, one silk/rayon draw string has been pulled inside, but the other end is still visible, "powder puff" ear pieces are intact, (so often removed for better clarity) fitted with leather ear cups, and ANB-H-1 receivers, and loom, NAF 215285-2 plug, impressed into the leather U.S.N. MSA "C" type oxygen mask dated 10/43, complete with fittings, all the straps retain excellent elasticity,and press studs work fine. the one down side to the mask is that it has become somewhat misshapen,over the years, it displays well, when attached to a display head, as per photos, as it has been packed out with polystyrene, other than this one issue the mask is fine, with no hardening or perishing to the face piece, and the chamois leather clean and intact, the hose is in excellent condition, no splits or perishing to the rubber. (see Prodger page 302 ) very rare mask. A set of Seesall Commercial Goggles(see Prodger page 288) completes the set up, goggle are in good//very good condition, lens's are in excellent condition, no chips or scratches green tinted, rubber face piece is in very good condition, just one small area on the nose where the rubber has split slightly on the edge, but does not detract,, the hinge has been repaired period? with a brass staple as it appears the hinge had come away from the main body, but it is a very good sound repair. goggle strap retains good elasticity, the chrome work on the lens housing has suffered with usage (salt water?) but again is stable and adds to the character. Very nice U.S.Navy/ U.S.M.C. WW11 set up HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. s/n 79
USAAF B-6 Flying Helmet. USAAF B-6 in very good condition, showing very little usage, 2 small rips where the hook for the oxygen mask has pushed through the leather, nothing major and does not detract, and 2 small areas where the leather has been nicked, outer shell remains supple with no peeling to the finish, chin strap is in excellent condition, and the sheep skin pad is excellent, inner sheep skin lining is excellent, no staining or missing pile, label is present and dated 42, and is tagged as a size small, both earcups are excellent and a pair of R-14 receivers are present, "Y" loom is good, and a PL -354 plug is fitted, this helmet shows very little, if any usage, and if not for the 4 small defects would be in mint condition. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 43
USAAF Cap/Headphones/Sun Glasses WW2 enlisted mans fur felt service cap, cap is in very good condition, showing honest wear overall, some slight damage to the brim trimming, but doesn't detract, inner cellulose cover has a couple of split, sweat band is very good condition, all stitching is sound, and the owner has applied a partial service no: K0201 & full service number and name S. Kreidman 39270201 to the inside, cap is moth free, and has a very nice 2 piece cap badge and again 2 excellent chin strap buttons, I think this cap is more likely a Warrant officers private purchase item. no maker mark or size, but would guess a size 71/4" ? measures 21" circumference around sweat band inside. HS23 head set is in excellent used condition, leather is very good, all stitching is sound, cable is again sound no fraying, and fitted with a PL-55 plug, comes with a rare set of early sponge rubber covers which are in very good condition, slightly hardening but still pliable, and not crumbling. a pair of Aviator type sun glasses have been added to the set, for effect, are poor quality, with plastic lenses, but complete the effect, and are part of the sale. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. s/n51
USAAF M-3 Flak Helmet M-3 flak helmet, in excellent condition,retaining 99% of its "flock" finish, suspension cradle in untouched condition, no rips/tears, very clean,chin strap/buckle again in excellent condition retaining 99% to the black paint finish, both inner ear pads are in place, and show signs of moisture bleeding from the pads to the inner ear flaps, a common fault, as the lint used in the paint to create the velvet like finish attracted/held moisture, which also causes the "mottling" effect you see on the majority of these helmets. Excellent Example of this iconic USAAF helmet. And would be very difficult to upgrade. THE HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. s/n 42
USAAF Pilots Wings British Made USAAF British Made Full Size Pilots Wings Lovely Set Of British Made Wings, Although Not HallMarked They Are Silver, As Per The Typical "blackening" Of The Piece, Typical Simple Pin Fitting On The Back Of A British Made Pair Of Wings. Lovely "Fine Feathering" Finish. s/n 32
USAAF Type A-11 Flying Helmet Type A-11 flying helmet in excellent condition, leather remains supple, no loose stitching, chin strap/buckle in good order, chamois leather is clean with moderate soiling, both doughnuts are in excellent condition, label intact, size large, consolidated slipper corp. 44 dated fitted with ANB-H-1 receivers, y-cord and PL-354 plug, plug does have a crack in it due to over tightening but does not detract, army air forces logo inside and out side, all press studs present, and working fine. excellent A-11 1st pattern helmet. HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE s/n 13
USAAF Type A-11 Flying Helmet USAAF Type A-11 Flying Helmet Type A-11 flying helmet in excellent condition, leather remains supple, one small section of loose stitching, near the label but does not detract, chin strap/buckle in good order, chamois leather is clean with moderate soiling, both doughnuts are in excellent condition, label intact, size medium ,J.S. Menihan Corporation, 44 dated, fitted with ANB-H-1 receivers, y-cord and PL-354 plug, traces of what looks to be yellow paint on the top, could have been someone's initials? (see photo) all press studs present, and working fine. excellent complete with receivers. s/n 1 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
USAF Air Gunners Wings 2 Piece air gunners wings, in sterling silver full size No maker mark, pin back with roller catch. Very nice set of wings, in excellent condition. s/n 30
USAF AN-H-15 Flying Helmet USAF AN-H-15 Flying Helmet, in excellent condition through out, some very minimal wear to the peak, inside is very clean, with both chamois covered "doughnuts" in excellent condition, chin strap is in excellent condition, and retains its velveteen cover, USAF ink stamp to the inside of the helmet, all press studs are intact and have not pulled through, a common fault with this type of head gear. fitted with a pair of ANB-H-1 receivers, and a PL354 plug. excellent helmet, and would be very difficult to upgrade. manufactured by Bates Shoe Company 1944. size Medium HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. s/n 5 sold sold
USAF enlisted mans side cap Quality USAF side cap, in excellent condition, Rayon lining is clean, showing very little wear, leather sweat band is clean, all stitching intact, with one small area of the band having some colour loss to the finish, possibly where a label has been ?? Very nice private purchase item, size 6 1/8" at a guess. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY S/N 25
USAF M-5 Flak Helmet. M-5 flak helmet in good condition, suspension cradle is in excellent condition, leather brow pad is again In excellent condition, showing very little wear, the flock finish to the outer shell is in good condition, worn smooth on the crown, but still present, both ear flaps show wear, but again the finish is still good, the flock finish to the inside is about 99% intact. the chinstrap has been replaced with an excellent reproduction, in every detail, from the excellent Sefton Clothing Co, who's work is renowned world wide. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 2
USAF Navigators Wings Full Size. Excellent pair of navigators wings in sterling silver Maker marked Meyer. pin back with roller catch Lovely set of full size USAF Navigators Wing. You Won't Be Disappointed with these. s/n 33
USAF Pilots Wings British Made Excellent pair of British made wings, in unmarked silver with beautiful feathered finish which has a wonderful patination to it. Again typical simple broach fitting pin back to the wings. Lovely set of wings, you won't be disappointed. s/n 31
USN Ball Cap & NAF48486 Headphones & Boom Mike VS-30, Sea Control Squadron 30 ball cap, 1949-50's era ball cap, cap is in a well used "salty" condition, but is moth and tear free, 6 panel construction, in cotton, sewn eyelets, peak retains it's shape, and has not been creased or folded fantastic VS-30 logo to the front in what appears to be rayon or silk? wonderfully hand stitched. silver 1st Lt bar marked gemsco ny ser 22c, this has been on the cap a long time, when removed, you can see the colour difference on the material. Inside again is well used, cotton sweatband is lightly soiled at the brow, but no damage, and all stitching is sound, the sweatband has had the elasticated band removed, period done, and the stitching has been undone in the centre seam, to make the cap slightly larger, and has been re-sewn by the owner, nice personal touch, definitely not damage repair, and does not detract. no label present. size around 7 1/4" at a guess. NAF4846 headphones are again in well used salty condition, but solid, cotton covered leather backed and all stitching is sound, there is a name on the top of the head band, but difficult to read, lead is in good order, and fitted with a NAF215265-2 plug. receiver are marked U.S.Navy ANB H-1-A C.T.E. fitted with a boom mike, and SW-141-V push to talk set. Sea Control Squadron 30 [VS-30] "DiamondCutters" HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 45
WW2 Cased Purple Heart WW2 cased Purple Heart, excellent condition un- named, ribbon is in good condition, suspended on a " slotted" bar, with 2 lapel badges, and ribbon bar. Box is the rare "single line" type, and is a quality piece,lining is in excellent condition, with no staining. s/n 27
WW2 .303 rounds British Mk V11 1927 dated inert .303 rounds & clip, round are in good condition, some wear to the copper nickel bullets, the bottoms are marked V11 RL 27 (1927). clip shows heavy pitting but is still solid, excellent set of 1927 dated inter war .303 round. s/n 44
WW2 A/O sunglasses with case Superb pair of American Optical (A/O) 1940's sunglasses, with rare brown tinted lenses, gold filled frames, and pearlescent nose pads & sweat band, 1 pad is not flexible, so may have been glued back into place at some time, but does not detract, the temples are stamped A/O 1/10 12kgf, and underneath the bridge bar is stamped FulVue A/O 1/10 12kgf. the frames are in excellent condition, with no dents, and one small area near the nose section showing minor loss of the plating, the temples are in excellent condition, with "art décor" tooling to the outer edges, up to the cables, wire cables are in excellent order, no splitting and all the plating is sound. lenses are in very good condition, showing light ware to them, in the central area and does not detract, probably caused by the case? The case is in fair to good condition, marked "FLIGHT" sun glasses, if a little faded, constructed from cardboard coated plastic? very hard and unforgiving, hence the scuffing to the lenses, nickel plated snap has lost it's coating, but works fine, belt loop at the back has been torn, on one side, but is stable, wooden spacer is in place, all the stitching is intact, and the case is named to R.J.MICKLEBURGH. Super rare pair of 1940's Aviators sunglasses. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 73
WW2 B-1 Cap. HB-7 headphones. Folding Sunglasses. Original USAF theatre made B-1 cap, cap is in very good condition, the main body is excellent, no rips or tears, and fitted with snaps either side, for the use of an oxygen mask, and a 20th air force shoulder title has been added, the large bill shows signs of usage, with the composite plastic?,stiffener broken on the front edge corner, but still displays well, and a couple of small holes to the front edge. The sweat band appears to be rayon, and does have a number 74? faded in red ink, possibly a stock number from the ww2 air force museum in Pennsylvania where this cap came from. And the former owner was based at Tinian Air Base, in the Marianas, and was a B-29 Navigator. A letter of provenance does come with the cap. HB-7 headphones are in excellent condition, showing little usage, leather covers are in excellent condition, wiring is again, in excellent condition, and the MC-162-A rubber earcups, are soft and pliable, with no splits or hardening. The folding sunglasses are fitted with "comfort cables" and amber lenses, the lenses are in excellent condition, no chips, or scratches to them, and are in a period "crackle" painted case. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 70
WW2 British Army Gasmask Superb complete WW2 1941 dated gasmask, with eye shield, ointment, anti -gas no 2 tin complete with six tubes, dated 18 march 19--? and outfit anti-dimming MK V complete with compound & cloth, dated 2-6-40, 1 pair of eye shields, in there cardboard holder, the mask its self is in excellent condition, rubber face piece is dated 28/10/41 and on the webbing, rubber is in excellent condition, soft and pliable, no rips or tears, elasticated harness, remains in excellent condition, retaining full elasticity The hose again is soft and pliable, with the cotton covering complete and undamaged. The filter No-4A is in excellent condition, no damage and is dated 1941, the satchel is in excellent condition, no rips or tears, complete with it's string, and all the studs work fine, there is some faded ink stamping to the inside of the flap, but illegible, and the same on the shoulder strap, but can make out 194? .Excellent example of a WW2 gasmask complete, and would be very difficult to upgrade. S/N 71 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
WW2 cased air medal Boxed WW2, U.S.A.A.F. Air medal, medal is in good uncleaned unnamed condition, ribbon in well used condition, with some fraying to it. it is suspended on a "wrap round broach" and has been on this since it was issued. box is in good condition, and is of the early wood type covered in leatherette, inside the lid, some staining has occurred which appears to be water damage, it also comes with lapel badge and ribbon bar. The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. The medal was created in 1942 and is awarded for single acts of heroism or meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. s/n 29
WW2 K98 Mauser Rounds Inert clip of 7.92 rounds with clip for the K98 Rifle. rounds are marked P94 XIv1,14, 40 (1940) and are in very good condition, clip shows light pitting overall, and is marked SEY on the bottom. s/n 22
WW2 U.S. Navy Head Phones. NAF type 49510 head set, complete, with a pair of A.N.B-H-1A receivers, set is In excellent condition, fitted with hard rubber acoustic ear cups,NA48490-1. Showing some light soiling to the chamois leather covering.Canvas headband is in excellent condition, with the leather backing intact, and very clean, the name Ens.R.L. Van Slyke has been applied in 3 areas on the headband, wiring is in very good condition, and is fitted with a NAF215285-2 plug. Excellent pair of U.S. Navy Headphones. s/n76. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE.
WW2 U.S. Navy Head Phones. United Stated Navy headset comprised of a Type CTE-49510 headband with leather backed olive drab pad. Wired with matching H-3/ARR-3 receivers and black cased 'bail-out' length plug, N.A.F.215285-2.These shorter plugs were introduced to reduce the danger of being 'hung up' during combat operations and provided the transition between the short headset loom and the CD-307 extension loom. Fitted with a pair of NAF-48490-1 hard rubber acoustic ear cups, slight soiling to the chamois covering, the name "REDMAN" has been written on the inside of the cups. The headset is in good '+' overall condition bar tarnishing of the frame and light general soiling. s/n 77 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
WW2 USAAF A-9 oxygen mask A-9 oxygen mask manufacture in Jan/ 1942, mask is in excellent condition, remains supple, with no hardening to the body, straps are in uncut excellent condition showing very little wear, all buckles and clips are present, bridge/nose wire is missing, and looks to have never been fitted, inside again is in excellent condition, An AMB-M-C1 microphone is fitted, with lead and pl-291 plug. Hose has one issue at the top end where it joins the mask it has split somewhat, in about half it's circumference it's not perished, and has been stabilized with rubber cement, in part, and is still good for display, no oxygen connecter is present at the bottom end. other than this one small issue, this is an excellent example of an early wartime A-9 oxygen mask. s/n8 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE.
WW2 Zippo WW2 issue 3 barrel hinged Zippo lighter, lighter is in good working order, lid is a little loose on the hinge, but this doesn't detract, retaining 70-75% of it's black "crackle finish" showing normal wear to the top and front edge, which of course comes from the open and closing motion of every day usage, insert is in good order and stamped with Zippo logo and pat no 2032695. very scarce item, Lucky Strike is included, and is used/empty. S/N 23