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1940\'s era American Sunglasses. Commerically produced 'Army Air ForceType' flying sunglasses. "gold wire" frames,wraparound 'comfort-cable' side-arms, green/grey tinted glass lenses, sweat brow pad and nose-rests. With original leatherette case embossed with and AAF winged star 404, The glasses are in very good condition bar minor storage wear/tarnishing. The specially processed and polished glass lenses are generally excellent, Good tight hinges. The leatherette case is very good apart from some slight wear to the lower edge near the press stud, caused by upward pulling on the tab, . Overall, an excellent pair of glasses. No markings on the frame. price tag is still attached, $12.50, and pamphlet, dated 1940. postage is included in the price for U.K. only. s/n 130
1941 Dated Cadet Visor Cap. Named. Cadet visor cap in excellent condition, main body is barathea, with a mohair olive green band, over which is a Cadet Band, in royal blue, Full size Cadet two piece gilt cap badge, and two guilt chin strap buttons, russet brown chin strap is in excellent condition, as is the russet brown peak, sweat band is in very good condition, showing the usual wear to the brow section, but no rips or tears to the leather, and is ink stamped -----? cadets ------?1941. 73C-32026, the rayon/silk?, gold coloured liner is in excellent condition, hat is a size 7:1/2" approx. and under the cellulose diamond, is the Cadets name. A/C Maurice F. Thornburg K-6 59456. Maxwell Field Shaw Field. Alabama. Tragically, Lt. Thornburg: serial/num: 0802624 was killed in flight over England on March 31st 1945. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. s/n 126
48 Star United States Flag 48 Star U.S. Air crew "bail out" flag, flag is two piece construction, screen printed onto heavy duty cotton, and backed on the reverse with cheese cloth, measuring 6"x"4 7/16in. flag is in very good condition, retaining good colouring, with one small stain to the upper L/hand corner. s/n110
A-10-A Summer Flying Helmet A-10-A U.S. Air Force Summer helmet, helmet is in almost mint untouched condition, and apart from one small area, under the peak where the chamois leather facing has come away in one small area, other than that, it is in almost unused condition, even the "Y" loom has no wear to it, fitted with a pair of ANB-H-1 receivers. with PL-354 plug. The A-10-A differed from the A-10 in the leather used for the chin strap, and rear retaining straps were replaced with fabric, and the snaps were threaded so as to enable the mask snaps and oxygen mask hook to be bolted into place. The A-10A's officially replaced the AN-H-15 for the U.S. Air Force in 1945. The helmet was made by Bates Shoe Company in 1945. Excellent Helmet, that would be very difficult to upgrade. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 123 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
A-14 USAAF oxygen mask WWII USAAF oxygen mask, complete with hose, and microphone, size small, dated 10-44, mask is in very good condition, still supple, with no issues to the face piece, the rubber harness's have suffered somewhat with age, with one area being repaired, at sometime with a rubber patch to strengthen it, (see photo)but the overall condition of the harness's other than this one area is good, all the cotton harness's are present, and in excellent order, mic still has the anti moisture covering intact, oxygen hose is in excellent condition, with no issues. Good example of a USAAF A-14 mask. s/n 140 POSTAGE IS INCLUDED FOR MAINLAND U.K. ONLY
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
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. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 12 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
AN-H-15 SUMMER FLYING HELMET AN-H-15,summer flying helmet in excellent condition, with no issues, all snaps are intact, and working fine. Helmet is very clean, with only the peak showing any kind of staining which has bled through from the chamois lining, fitted with a pair of ANB-H-1 Receivers and "Y" loom, with PL-354 plug. The AN-H-15 helmet was the first helmet under the joint ARMY/NAVY procurement programme, and the first to use the Harvard designed earcup. Made by the Bate Shoe company in 1944. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 122 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
AN6531 USAAF WWII sunglasses. with case. WWII USAAF, issue AN6531, sunglasses, glasses are in excellent condition, nickel plated frames are straight, with all plating intact, the an overall pleasing patina, the temples are in very good condition, wire loops are fine, arms are straight, one issue the left hand one is somewhat loose, and folds in, when the glasses are "tilted" I'm sure this could be addressed, with a small enough screwdriver? other than this one minor issue, the frame is fine, both nose pads are fine,still articulate, with no issues, and are marked with the "A/O" logo, the brow section, is fine with no issues, or cracks. The lens's are excellent with no issues, scratch and chip free, Excellent pair of AN6531 USAAF WWII sunglasses, for display, or for wearing. A/O leather case, is in very good condition, with some slight wear around the press stud area, other than that, no issues, brown felt lining is intact, wooden nose bridge/anti crush, is present, case is maker marked------- Genuine A/O Leather to the inner front section, press stud works fine, and has some slight Verdigris to the female section. POSTAGE IS INCLUDED IN THE SALE FOR U.K.ONLY. S/N 142
ANJ-4 USAF/NAVY Flying Jacket. WWII USAF ANJ-4 jacket, jacket is in very good condition overall, with one defect, to the inner L/hand sleeve panel, where the shearling has cracked/split on the surface finish, and at sometime been repaired, by stitching, (looks to be a very old repair? see photo 9), other than this one defect the jacket is in very good condition for it's 70+ years, all stitching is excellent, with no issues, shearling is in excellent condition, with no "bald" patches!, both storm cuff knits are in very condition, as are the horse hide facings to the sleeves, both side adjustment straps and buckles are present, and in very good order. The jacket is a Mk2, as defined by the button down pocket flaps, and the zipper length just short of the bottom of the jacket. (Mk1 jacket had press stud closures, and the zipper reached to the bottom ) The rayon satin lining to underarms and the inside of the pockets, is in very good condition. Very good example of the ANJ-4 Jacket, which only saw service for one year 1943-44, before being replaced, by the fabric pile- lined flight jackets. contract label is missing, When laid flat & zipped up from pit to pit measures 20/21" ,so 40/42" chest (approx.) Length from bottom of collar to bottom of waist at the rear is 25" Shoulder to bottom edge of cuff is 24". s/n 131 postage is included for mainland U.K. only.
APH Helmet And MS22001 Oxygen Mask Excellent A.P.H.6a flying helmet and M.S. 22001 oxygen mask. Helmet is in excellent condition, with all fittings intact, paint work is in very good condition, and is original factory finish, which has \"yellowed\" slightly with age, helmet dates From 1961/1968--- with the 3 piece styrene liner, which was changed to two piece in 1969, The visor tracks are nylon 1968-- and the visor housing no longer has the guide tracks 1968--, moulded in white plastic, and is fitted with the \"grey\" tinted visor, which is scratch free, and works perfectly. The Decal has had the \"N.A.V.Y. part removed from the visor, but the wings are 90% intact, liner pads are in very good condition, still supple, the earphones are again in excellent condition, rubber pads are excellent, P/O H-87A/U Communication lead is intact, the nickel plated ratcheted fitting have lost some of there plating in areas, but does not detract, and both are working perfectly. Blue nylon chin strap (Navy/Marines) is in excellent condition, with chamois pad, friction buckle works fine, and still has the leather tab intact, Blue nylon nape strap with chamois pad is in place, excellent example of a Vietnam era Navy/Marines Pilots helmet, that would be very difficult to upgrade. size large. M.S.22001, with Hardman shell, mask is in excellent condition, supple no hardening to the face piece, dated 1966, and has the chamois seal applied to the inner face piece, M-94A/9 microphone is fitted, U-75/U three pin connector, and JJ-026 female pin. oxygen hose is in excellent condition, with no splits or tears to the covering, MS-28140 oxygen connector is fitted, along with an \"anti flail\" strap. The Hardman shell is in excellent condition, all straps intact, and they have been sewn into place on the buckles, and the ends have been cut and sealed, fitted with the rare \"butterfly\" receivers, which are working perfectly, Excellent 1966/67/68 dated mask and fittings that would be very difficult to upgrade. And one for the advanced Vietnam War, U.S. Navy/Marines Aviation collector. mask is a size large. In the late 1960s the APH-6 helmet is issued in an improved single-visor version designated APH-6A and a double-visor version designated APH-6B. (Federal Stock Number for APH-6B size large assigned on 16 March 1968, size medium 13 April 1968). The main change in the APH-6A is a new type of earphone installation method where the attachment screw is inserted through a plastic disc covering a larger hole in the helmet, thus allowing more freedom of movement for adjusting the earphones to individual pilots. Other changes include nylon visor tracks. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. PRICE INCLUDES POSTAGE IN THE U.K. ONLY. s/n 137.
Cadet Pilot Flying Helmet U.S.A.A.F. This is an early WWII cotton twill summer flying helmet as used by Aviation Cadets. It is in used good condition.label reads, “MISSOURI AVIATION, KANSAS CITY, MO.” This was a contract Army Pilot Training School.. This school trained many pilots during WWII. Helmet is complete with oxygen mask snaps and includes the original leather chin cup, which has the following "inked" into the chamois lining--ST 5111, so could be traceable? Helmet shows flying time. With early T-20 throat mic, in very good condition, neck band still has some elasticity remaining, and press studs and tabs are in good order. comes with a pair of commercial goggles, no damage to the lens's, some slight delamination to the outer edge, but does not detract, sponge rubber one piece face pad is in very good condition, as is the goggle strap. Displays beautifully. Head is not included in the sale s/n 92
CAMILLUS U.S.N.MK2 K-BAR CAMILLUS U.S.N. MK2, VERY RARE 1ST PATT KNIFE WITH REMOVABLE POMMEL, THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND KNIFE I HAVE OWNED IN 30+ YEARS OF COLLECTING, WITH THE THREADED POMMEL NUT, THE KNIVES WERE REJECTED, AND SENT BACK, RE-DESIGNED WITH A PEENED/PINNED POMMEL, KNIVE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, NO PITTING/RUST TO THE BLADE, RETAINING 90% OF IT'S BLUED FINISH.HANDLE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, NO SCUFFING OR TEARS, TRACES OF RED PAINT TO THE HANDLE, IN 3 AREAS, WHICH I THINK HAVE BEEN APPLIED RATHER THAN JUST SPILT ON TO IT. RICCASO IS MARKED CAMILLUS N.Y. & U.S.N.THICK EARLY POMMEL RETAINING 99%OF IT'S BLUE FINISH, AND OF COURSE IS THE SCREW ON TYPE WITH BRASS INSET POMMEL NUT. ALL FITTINGS ARE TIGHT & RUST FREE. SCABBARD IS IN GOOD ORDER, LEATHER IS PLIABLE, ALL STICHING IS INTACT, THE RIVETS HAVE SUFFERED SOMEWHAT, SHOWING RUST TO THE HEADS, BUT ARE SOUND. THE SCABBARD LOOKS TO HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF SIGNITURES ON IT, POSSIBLY SIGNED BY THE OWNERS BUDDIES? THEY ARE VERY FAINT, BUT ARE THERE. KEEPER AND PRESS STUD ARE SOUND, AND THE BACK OF THE LOOP HAS HAD A HOLE CUT INTO IT, TO LATCH ONTO A HOOK OR KEEPER TO PREVENT THE SCABBARD FROM MOVING AROUND ON THE BELT. A VERY RARE KNIFE, WHICH DOES'NT COME ON THE MARKET VERY OFTEN, AND ONE FOR DESCERNING "K-BAR" COLLECTOR. SEE COLES KNIFE BOOK. V111 PAGE 86 YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 91
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 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 E.J. Sylvester 13102907. Edwin J Sylvester , enlisted 1st Sept. 1942, Baltimore Marland, for the duration of the war. Birth date 1912, California: Mechanics & Repair, Airplane. U.S. Army Air Corp. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE S/N 46
LUFTWAFFE FIRST PATTERN BUCKLE CIRCA 1935 First pattern Luftwaffe "droop tail eagle" aluminium belt buckle, buckle is in very good condition, with minor wear to the "high spots" on the buckle, but other than that, the pebbled finish is excellent, leather tab is maker marked ----------? Ludenscheid, and dated 1935,other side of the tab is stamped ---------? 1Komp. Brown leather belt is stamped RUVO 751 Groupon? on the tongue, belt is 31" in length, with a steel keeper. Excellent Early Luftwaffe Belt and Buckle. s/n 125 postage is included in the sale for U.K. only
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
Original US United States D-Day Paratrooper id flag insignia Unissued "D" day paratrooper I.D. insignia, screen printed on cotton, measuring 4 3/4" x 3 7/16". flag is in excellent unused condition, with some slight colour loss overall due to age, other than that, no issues, very rare original item. S/N 143
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 to the B-8 goggles, 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, elastic is in very good order with plenty of elasticity in them . 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. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only 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, otherwise 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
Pre WWII American Flying Cap circa 1940 Early pre-war American flying cap, By Polaroid (see vintage flying helmets. Mick J. Prodger. page 190) with flip down sun-shield, cap is in very good condition, constructed of four cotton panel sections, with rayon trimming, tan coloured, with green cotton underside to the peak, main body is in excellent condition, with just the usual hand/finger marks to the underside of the peak, the sweatband has suffered somewhat over the years, and has cracked in a number of places, but is still firmly attached, and when displayed is undetectable. size 7. The "flip down" sun-shield" is in excellent condition, lens has some light scratching, but does not detract, attached to the peak with two steel hinges, which in turn are riveted to the lens. only ever seen this type of cap in books, and would have probably have been favoured in the Pacific theatre, by Catalina/ PB4Y Privateer crews etc. Rare Cap in very good condition. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE postage is included for U.K. sale only s/n/ 129
R.A.F. \"ditching whistle\" The classic 'snail' whistle often seen hanging from the 1941 pattern Mae West or aircrew blouse. Chrome plated brass. Air Ministry King's Crown markings and reference numbers '23/230' to one side. Further reference numbers to other side '293/14/L1795'. Some minor loss of plating but in very good used condition overall. S/N 111
RAF Mk.2 Type M dated April 1959 Stores Ref. 6D/1837. Mask, Oxygen, Type M, Mk.2 complete with microphone assembly, type 71, and mask tube assembly, MK.8, incorporating Mod. M326. Black rubber mask with fabric harness. Also fitted with the pipe/connectors to attach to a pressure waistcoat. These were used in early Hunters, Javelins, the Canberra PR9, V-bombers and the Lightning. The Type M, MK.2 mask was intended to be used in place of the Type M & J masks. It was part of the pressure breathing equipment issued and was only to be worn in conjunction with a pressure breathing waistcoat, Mk.1 or Mk.1A. Unissued condition, and is dated 4/59. April 1959. postage is included for mainland U.K. only. s/n 143
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
South African WWII Mk2 Combat Helmet. South African issue steel helmet, in sand camouflage finish, helmet is in good sound condition, with 98% of it's sand textured paint intact, it does suffer from rust bleeding through the paint work, however this it surface rust, and the steel itself is sound, the inside of the crown area shows very little rust, and the paint work is very good, the liner has of course the felt crown pad which is in very good condition, dated 1940, 6:3/4" and made by "Jager Rand" with the U/broad arrow mark, oilcloth tongues are in very good condition, with no issues, drawstring is in place, the usual 3 holes at the rear, and side joint for the rim. chin strap is original to the helmet, again in good used combat condition, both springs working, and cloth covers intact, helmet has the numbers 2862 painted to the inside. A very good example of this quite rare combat helmet from the Desert Campaign, and one that has "Been there" Head is not included in the sale. price included postage within the U.K. s/n 133
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 NAVY. WWII MK11 FLYING GOGGLES. WWII, U.S. navy mk11 goggles. The mk11 goggles closely resembled the AN6530 goggles, and were designed to use the same lenses, the frames and cushions, were virtually identical, apart from the hinge which was fixed on the navy goggles. goggles are in almost mint condition, and look to have seen very little use, green lenses, by A/O and are marked as such, and are in excellent order, frames, again no issues, all plating intact, and maker marked. THE CHAS. FISCHER SPRING CO. BROOKLYN, N.Y. Goggle strap has very good elasticity, with some slight discolouration to one area, caused by the slider buckle. chamois leather is in excellent condition, showing no wear/staining, and is firmly attached to the one piece rubber cushion. Rubber cushion is in excellent order, no perishing to the rubber, which remains flexible, an excellent pair of U.S.Navy goggles, which would be very difficult to upgrade. POSTAGE IS INCLUDED FOR U.K. ONLY. s/n 141
U.S. Army Other Ranks Cap Insignia 1920\'s U.S. Army early 1920-30's O.R. visor cap insignia gilded with the U.S. seal over a checkered background screw post fitting, with prongs to prevent the insignia form spinning, 99% of it's gilded finish intact, front and rear. same diameter as the WWII one, and quite a scarce item. postage is included in the price for mainland U.K. only. s/n135.
U.S.A.A.F. OFFICERS CAP USAAF officers visor cap, cap is in well used condition, showing plenty of usage, main body of the cap has suffered somewhat from fraying /mothing in some areas, but only in the area where it folds down over the headband, and is not really discernible when displayed, both leather chin strap/back straps are in good order, Officers cap badge is in very good condition, as are both side buttons, peak is in very good used condition, with some staining to the underside of the peak, sweat band has some loose stitching to the forehead area (sweat related) and the bow is missing to the rear, but the leather is very good, and no rot/peeling to the surface, Rayon/silk lining is stained, and the cellulose covering has been removed. Very nice olive drab mohair cap band, in excellent condition. The cap was manufactured by the 'PREMIER CAP CO. NEW YORK' and is the 'FLIGHT COMMAND' model. Very good example of a well used wartime cap, and does display well. size 6 7/8" approx. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE. s/n 97
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" postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 47
U.S.N. /U.S.M.C. 1092w Flying Helmet. WW11 NAF (naval aircraft factory) shearling flying helmet, in excellent condition, showing very little wear.Shearling lining is very clean, no staining or bald patches, outer shell shows some minor scuffing, but does not detract. fitted with a pair of U.S.N. ear cups in excellent condition, all stitching intact, and press studs are in working order, no receivers are fitted. label reads. N.A.F.1092W. CONT.NXs-9677 SLOTE & KLEIN. Shearling lined hard leather chin cup is in excellent order, all stitching intact, and lining has no staining or bald patches. size 71/8". excellent U.S.N./U.S.M.C. Aircrew flying helmet. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 94 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE.
U.S.N. 6542 Flying Helmet Unlined tan cotton summer flight helmet, in very good condition, size medium, manufactured by Slote & Klein. Helmet has been modified with male snap fasteners, to facilitate the use of an Oxygen mask, the goggle strap snaps, have been repaired with chamois leather tabs, as they have pulled through the material, at some stage, (a common fault with these early helmets, before they were reinforced with leather tabs between the snaps and the poplin fabric), other than that, the helmet is in good order, and is fitted with a pair of ANB-H-1A receivers. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only S/N 107. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE.
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-1a 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, goggles 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. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 79
United States Flag,Identification Bail Out. U.S. Air crew I.D. flag printed on cotton, and measuring approx. 10"x7" 48 star flag, used for I.D. to allied armies, in the event of bailing out. flag is in very good condition, retaining very good colour, with one central crease, from folding. Various sizes of I.D. flags were used by Pilots and crew members. (see flight gear Bianchi page 123) s/n 108
USA WWII Visor Cap Insignia Boxed Visor Cap Insignia, by Meyer N.Y. Insignia is in almost mint unused condition, with all it's gilt finish intact, with what most collectors consider US Airforce type "straight" wings, jumbo size insignia. This piece would be very difficult to upgrade. 3" tall x 2:1/2" wing span. postage is included in the price for U.K. only s/n133
USA WWII Visor Cap Insignia Jumbo Insignia by Universal Military Accessories, Inc N.Y. Insignia is in excellent condition, on it's original card, with one minor fault to the top of the badge, where a small area of the guilt finish has tarnished, hardly noticeable, and does not detract, Beautiful fine feathering finish to the wings, which are the "straight" type, consider by collectors to be U.S. Airforce. 2:3/4" tall with a 2:9/16" wing span postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n134
USA. WWII Ike Jacket & Trousers 5th Army WWII Ike jacket, size 38"s, badged up to a warrant officer, with two x S.S.I's. one to the 5th Army, and a U.S. Army ETO Advance Base S.S.I. Jacket is in excellent condition, with all buttons intact, makers label, to the inside breast pocket, (see photo) one area of a couple of small moth nips to lower l/hand sleeve but does not detract, other than this one issue, jacket is excellent. named inside neck area in ink, L.E. St.John Trouser are in excellent condition, size 30"w x 33" L 5 button fly, with 6 buttons inside waist for bracers. Four pockets, with one "ticket" pocket, and button down rear pockets. one very small period repair to the L/hand front pocket, hardly noticeable, and does not detract, other than that, in excellent condition. The United States Fifth Army was one of the principal formations of the U.S. Army in the Mediterranean during World War II, and was the first American field army ever to be activated outside of the United States. It was officially activated on 5 January 1943 at Oujda, French Morocco and made responsible for the defence of Algeria and Morocco. It was also given the responsibility for planning the American part of the invasion of mainland Italy. s/n 146 postage is included in the sale for mainland U.K. only.
USA. WWII Ike Jacket & Trousers. WWII U.S. Army ETO Advance Base WWII U.S. Army ETO Advance Base, Ike Jacket & trouser/ Garrison Cap, Jacket is in excellent condition, all buttons intact, size 38", with 5 overseas chevrons =6 months service, Advanced Base, S.S.I. infantry insignia, with 2nd Lt.'s "Butter" Bars. maker marked A.E. co. Utica N.Y. Named to G.L. Miller. with makers label, to inside breast pocket (see photo) O.D. colour, with a mustard coloured lining, all stitching is good, with no rips/tears to the jacket, inside or out. Trousers are in excellent condition, with one small moth nip, to the outside lower l/leg, does not detract five button fly, with six inner bracer buttons, four pocket, with ticket pocket, and one rear button down pocket, makers label is intact, but "washed out", they are named again in ink "Gordon Miller" and are sized W33" x L33" quality pair of trousers U.S. Army Garrison Cap, size 7, with makers tab (see photo) and 2nd Lt. "Butter bar" marked " shold-r- form" with Meyer Shield pre WWII,? label reads--"Omaha Cap MFG. Corp." dated Dec 16 1941, 9 days after pearl harbour, no branch of service piping, un-named.Two tiny moth nips to the L/H side, but does not detract. s/n 147 postage is included in the sale for U.K. only
USAAF A-8B oxygen mask/ By The Ohio Chemical Manufacturing Co. Dated 4/43. These were introduced in late 1941 and are often referred to as the A-8B 'bladder mask' in reference to the fine rubber rebreather bag suspended beneath the facemask. The rubber facepiece presents well and remains supple with no issues The rebreather 'bladder' is in very good supple condition and is a "replacement" one? been on the mask since I've owned it, 20+ years. The oxygen hose is complete with end connector, and remains flexible The mask retains the original elastic and leather harness, as well as the original sponge rubber filters, Whilst this is not a perfect example it is still very good and would make an excellent display of these rare and sought after masks. Intended for use with the A-9 or B-6 Helmet, or with the adjustment tab, allowing the mask to be worn with a cap, or on its own. postage is included for mainland U.K. only s/n 144
USAAF A-9 Flying Helmet. The A-9 Summer Flying helmet became standard issue just seventeen days after the U.S. officially entered the war. Produced with hooks to accommodate either the A-9 or A-10 oxygen mask, This example has had them removed, but has snap fasteners fitted to accommodate A-10a/ A-14 oxygen masks. A pair of sponge rubber earcups have also been fitted, by gluing and sewing them to the fabric of the helmet, common practice on early wartime examples. A pair of R-14 Receivers with loom and PL-54 plug are present. Helmet is in well used combat condition, showing plenty of wear/tear, with what I believe to be an attempt to slightly enlarge the helmet, by undoing the front seam and sewing an extra piece of material into it, thus enlarging the fit somewhat. there is a stain to the front of the helmet, which does appear to be a blood stain? in my opinion. The chin strap with shearling cover is in good condition. again a little grubby, but with no other issues, If you like your Flying helmets combat used and having that "Been There" look, then this is the one! size small. 1942 dated. Excellent example of a combat used A-9 summer flying helmet. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 132
USAAF A-9 Flying Helmet. The A-9 Summer Flying helmet became standard issue just seventeen days after the U.S. officially entered the war. Produced with hooks to accommodate either the A-9 or A-10 oxygen mask, This example has had them removed, and had snaps fitted to accommodate oxygen masks. A pair of sponge rubber earcups have also been fitted, by sewing and gluing them to the helmet, a common practice on early wartime helmets, before the leather earcups were available. The rubber is in very good supple condition with no issues. and a set of R-14 Receivers with loom and PL-54 plug are present. Helmet is in well used "combat" condition, the front seam has had an extra piece of material inserted into it, to slightly enlarge the helmet size, period done, and adds to its history, it has a stain to the front of the helmet, which appears to be a blood stain? but that's just my opinion. chin strap with shearling cover is in good used, condition with no issues. If you like your flying helmets in a used combat condition, you will be happy with this example size small. 1942 dated. Excellent example of an A-9 summer flying helmet. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 132
USAAF Bancroft Visor Cap Bancroft Visor Cap, in fur felt, cap is in overall good condition, with a number of flaws, 2 small moth nips to the underside rear of the cap, but not visible when folded down, 1 small nip on the crown, the main fault is the cap has been laid flat with pressure on the crown, which has pushed the tip of the wings through the material slightly, but still displays well, other than that , this is an excellent example of the much sought after iconic Bancroft, inside is in excellent condition, sweatband is in excellent order, all stitching intact, and the previous owners initials are marked in red paint? H.L. Khaki Mohair hat band, again in excellent condition, russet brown chin strap and visor in excellent order, two quality guilt buttons, and an unmarked, officer screw back eagle, Very nice example of a Bancroft Visor Cap. Price includes postage within the U.K. s/n 87
USAAF C.B.I. Sweetheart bracelet 1945 Sterling silver/enamel, bracelet, C.B.I. pilots bracelet, China Burma India, with the C.B.I. emblem, and 1945 depicted in enamel to the front, with some slight chipping to the enamelling, as can be seen in the photo, sterling silver bracelet with locking catch, no maker mark, but marked sterling, quite a rare piece of wartime memorabilia, from the C.B.I. campaign. s/n 116
USAAF Cadet Visor Cap Insignia Vintage U.S.A.A.F. Cadet insignia, by Truart, sterling silver, with gilded wings, some very slight loss of the gilding to the wings in places, but does not detract, and is hardly noticeable, Gilding is intact to the rear of the insignia. roller catch & pinback fitting. 3" wing span. 2" height. Quality Item. postage is included in the price for U.K. only s/n 136
USAAF Navigators SweetHeart Bracelet USAAF WWII original full size 3" Navigators wings, reworked, into a sweetheart bracelet, Wings have been re- worked to curve around the wrist, pierced at the tips, to allow a sterling silver chain to be fitted, both wing and chain are marked sterling silver, excellent piece of wartime memorabilia. s/n 113
USAAF pilots I.D. Sweet Heart/ Bracelet USAAF WWII, pilots I.D./ Sweetheart Bracelet, in sterling silver, with a set of pilots wings soldered to the bracelet, marked sterling silver. no maker mark. s/n 112
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. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE s/n 13 SOLD
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
USAAF WWII pilots I.D. Bracelet. WWII USAAF pilots I.D. bracelet, made in sterling silver, named to W.R. Luma. 3234285, maker marked Robins Attleboro , marked sterling, a "been there" well worn piece of WWII memorabilia. s/n115
USAF A-13a oxygen mask & Gentex cotton summer flying helmet RARE MSA 22001 A-13a oxygen mask, mask is complete with all fittings, and ANB-M-C1 microphone, with lead and plug, no date on the exhalation valve, but I would say mid 1940's/ early 50's, Korean war era, rubber face piece is in good condition, apart from one area around the cheek piece, where the rubber appears to have suffered from heat/ poor storage? it has left a rippling effect on the surface, (see photo) but the rubber is solid, and remains flexible, with no hardening to the area, and has no other issues, and of course cannot be seen when worn with a flying helmet, and it also retains the canvass loop on the under side of the face piece (often removed) for passing the helmet chinstrap through, fitted with the "Y" yolk for attaching to the helmet, As used by U.S. Navy/ U.S.M.C. Pilots, oxygen tube is in very good condition, only showing signs of crazing when flexed, and is flexible/supple, fitted with the early oxygen connector, 83-C-3 Buaer with the "blue" dot applied, and fitted with an anti "flail" strap, very good example of an early U.S.Navy MS22001 oxygen mask. Excellent unissued Gentex cotton summer flying helmet, fitted with a pair of rubber earcups, which are in good condition, and a pair of P/O H-3/ARR-3 receivers are fitted without a loom. chinstrap and buckle are leather, and both in excellent unused condition, factory fitted early quick release buckles to attach to the H-2/3 type helmets,(see Jet Age Flight Helmets pages 92/93) are in excellent condition. Size medium. This helmet would be very difficult to upgrade. head is not included in the sale. POSTAGE IS INCLUDED IN THE SALE FOR U.K. ONLY S/N139
USAF A-13a oxygen mask & Mil-H-7151 summer flying helmet RARE MSA 22001 A-13a oxygen mask, mask is complete with all fittings, and ANB-M-C1 microphone, with lead and plug, mask is dated 1953 on the exhalation valve, rubber face piece is in good condition, apart from two areas around the cheek piece's, where the rubber appears to have suffered from heat/ poor storage? it has left a rippling effect on the surface, (see photo) but the rubber is solid, and remains flexible, with no hardening to the area, and has no other issues, and of course cannot be seen when worn with a flying helmet, the centre bar between the nose and upper lip has been removed, by the user, often done by aircrew, and it also retains the canvass loop on the under side of the face piece (often removed) for passing the helmet chinstrap through, the label is long gone, canvass webbing is complete, and has been cut and sealed at the ends. oxygen tube is in very good condition, only showing signs of crazing when flexed, and is flexible/supple, fitted with the early oxygen connector, 83-C-3 Buaer with the "blue" dot applied, and fitted with an anti "flail" strap, very good example of an early U.S.Navy MS22001 oxygen mask. Slote & Klein MIL-H-7151 nylon summer flying helmet, helmet is in good used condition, fitted with NAF 313502 rubber earcups, which are in good condition, no receivers fitted. chinstrap and buckle are leather, and both in good condition, helmet straps with green painted snaps are present, so often missing, and both are in excellent condition. Rigger fitted nylon tabs with snaps have been sewn onto the helmet, which in turn fitted onto the H-3/H4 helmets to prevent separation of the two, in the event of having to bail out of your aircraft. on later helmets these tabs were applied at the factory. GOGGLES ARE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSE ONLY, and are not included in the sale. s/n 138 head is not included in the sale. POSTAGE IS INCLUDED IN THE SALE FOR U.K. ONLY
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 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" postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 45
Vietnam Era, Mechanics/ground crew Ball Cap. Excellent condition, 1960's Mechanics/ Ground Crew Ball Cap, Cap is in excellent condition, no issues apart from one small area of staining to the rear of the cap, may wash out? I haven't tried, cloth sweatband, and eight rows of stitching to the peak, sewn grommet holes, and fully stamped inside, but can't make it out? full air forces stamp, to the r/hand side, and in a good size, 7/1/4" ish. Great example of a U.S.A.F. Mechanics/ground crew cap. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 106
Vintage WW 2 1940 Child\'s Mickey Mouse Gas Mask. Scarce red rubber and blue straps young child's "mickey mouse" mask in original cardboard box. Dated 2//2/40. Most of these have perished rubber and missing parts but this one is in very good museum condition with no damage . All Straps retain their 'elasticity' and the rubber is in near mint condition, with no issues! canister again retains all of it's blue paint finish, and the rubber still retains some " French Chalk" dust! This mask was obtained from the original owner, and is in almost mint unused condition. Carboard box is in very good condition, just the usual ware/tear you would expect, and still retains it's original carrying tape. Excellent Rare piece of WWII "home front" memorabilia, the would be almost impossible to upgrade. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 104
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 .50cal. Table Lighter. .50cal. round converted into a table lighter. three piece construction, with "cogwheel" base. In excellent working order, great piece of "trench art" s/n 95
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. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 70
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 R.A.F. Cockpit 8 Day Clock 1941 Original RAF WW11 spitfire cockpit clock.8 day Mk11D 6A/1150. 33612/41 (1941) in excellent working order, keeps perfect time, Bakelite casing in excellent order,no chips/cracks, case is marked on the rear, with A.M. and kings crown, with an inspection stamp of 1944. Excellent example of an A.M. 8 day clock, as used in WW2 Fighter and Bomber command Aircraft. Price includes postage within the U.K. the U.K.s/n 89
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. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only 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. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 77 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
WW2 USAAF 2\" Pilots Wings Quality pair of 2" shirt size pilots wings, in Stirling silver,pin and roller catch working fine, large shield, and very high quality "fletching" work on the wings. which have toned to a lovely dark patina. Excellent set of WW11 USSAF Wings. unmarked. price includes postage in the U.K. s/n90
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
WWI Magazine Pouch For 1911. Mills 1918 Mills magazine pouch for the Colt 1911 Auto/pistol, magazine is in good condition, showing very little if any usage, clearly stamped on the inner flap AUG 1918. MILLS. PAT JULY 16 07. Although the pistol was designated Model of 1911, a series of field tests from 1907 to 1911, were held to decide between the Savage and Colt designs. And the pouches were produced by Mills, ready to be issued to the U.S. Armed Forces. Some very light soiling to the outer fabric, and both 'lift the dot' studs are in good order, male snap fastener in place on belt loop. s/n/ 105
WWII Civil Air Patrol Visor Cap Civil Air Patrol visor cap, in excellent/mint condition, by Sax-Fifth Avenue New York. Fur felt body in excellent condition, 3 pin head size "moth nips" to the crown, hard to see, and does not detract, green mohair band again in excellent order, russet brown chin strap remains soft/supple, russet brown visor is in excellent condition, with no issues, fitted with a Stirling & enamel Officers cap badge, in excellent condition, and two C.A.P. chin strap buttons. Interior of the cap shows little if any wear, to the brow section of the russet brown sweatband, all stitching is intact, apart from one small section near the temple area of about 3/4". gold coloured rayon/silk ? lining is again very clean, with no rips or tears, the cellulose "antimacassar" is in excellent condition, with no slits/cracking to it, the cellulose name tag holder is loose with just a couple threads holding it in to place, (about the only fault with this cap!) The cap is a good size 7:3/8" . The Civil Air Patrol was conceived in the late 1930s by aviation advocate Gill Robb Wilson, who foresaw general aviation's potential to supplement America's military operations. With the help of New York Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, in his capacity as then-Director of the Office of Civilian Defence, CAP was created with Administrative Order 9, signed by LaGuardia on 1 December 1941 and published 8 December 1941. The Civil Air Patrol had 90 days to prove themselves to Congress. Major General John F. Curry was appointed as the first national commander. Texas oilman David Harold Byrd was a co-founder of CAP. During World War II, CAP was seen as a way to use America's civilian aviation resources to aid the war effort instead of grounding them. The organization assumed many missions including anti-submarine patrol and warfare, border patrols, and courier services. During World War II CAP's coastal patrol flew 24 million miles, found 173 enemy U-boats, attacked 57, hit 10 and sank two, dropping a total of 83 bombs and depth charges throughout the conflict. By the end of the war, 64 CAP members had lost their lives in the line of duty postage is included in the sale for main land U.K. only. s/n 127
WWII Luftwaffe goggle strap Excellent goggle strap complete with all fittings, retaining excellent elasticity, for Uvex/ model 295 goggles. rare spare piece of kit, if your goggles are missing a strap, or need an 'upgrade' s/n 100
WWII New Zealand Pilots Wings WWII pilots wing in excellent condition, full size wings with a lovely "oatmeal" colouring to them, some glue residue to the rear of them, where I presume they have at one time been mounted in a frame for display? other than that, no issues. S/n 117
WWII RAAF Pilots Wing Full size set of WWII Royal Australian Air Force Wings, Wings are in excellent used condition, padded with a hessian backing Small amount of glue residue to the rear of the wings from being mounted in a frame for display, other than that no issues. s/n 118
WWII RAF Bombardiers Brevet WWII Bombardiers padded Brevet, brevet is in very good condition, with one small area of staining, as per photo, at the top of the "B" other than that, wing is a lovely "oatmeal" colour. no issues with this set. s/n 120
WWII RAF Observers Brevet Full size WWII RAF observers Brevet, Brevet has some staining to it, as can be seen in the photo, this may clean out? but I prefer to leave the piece as it is, good example of a quality padded Observers brevet. s/n 119
WWII RAF Quartermaster Brevet WWII full size quartermasters padded brevet, in excellent condition, wing is a lovely "oatmeal" colour with no issues, excellent quality piece. s/n/ 121
WWII USA Visor Cap. WWII, summer visor cap, body is cotton tan coloured material, "Pink", with some small moth nips to it 4 in all pinhead size, and does not detract, and is very clean with no staining to it, "pink" mohair band is in excellent condition, and snag free, two piece russet brown chin strap and back strap, is very soft and supple, with no wear to the surface finish, the russet brown visor is again in excellent condition, the two guilt side buttons are of excellent quality, and maker marked Luxenberg, New York The sweat band is in almost unused condition, showing very little wear, and marked Luxenberg military & civilian outfitters 485 Madison Avenue - New York.Real Roan Leather. And inked stamped England to the inside, it is missing it's bow. Gold coloured silk/rayon? lining is in excellent condition, with no issues,the cellulose antimacassar in the crown, has discoloured and split somewhat with age/heat, and is quite brittle in places, the full Luxenberg label is still readable within the diamond, it still has the "doughnut" stiffener ring in place, and is maker marked, often removed to enable the wearing of headphones. unmarked officers gilt cap badge is in excellent uncleaned condition, showing all of it's finish, this cap shows very little usage, and would be very difficult to upgrade. postage is included in the sale for main land U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. s/n 128
WWII USAAF \"Juliet Harness\" Mint condition, original "Juliet Harness" for use with the A-9 oxygen mask. harness is in excellent unused condition, all stitching intact, as are the four hooks, to enable an A-9 mask to be worn on its own, or with a Cap. Harness does have an ink stamp, but is impossible to read. An excellent original piece of equipment. postage is included in the sale. s/n 145