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1919 - Ration Book Holder. Scarce 1919 Ration book holder in good clean sound condition for its age. Printed 1919 calendar to inside also section for Treasury Notes. Press stud fixing in working order. Stock B8579
1943 British Army Boiled Sweets Ration Tin. WW2 British small size boiled sweets rations tin. The tin is in good order with minor scratches and marks, all lettering is good and clear to read and it is nicely dated 8/43 . It measures approx. 11x8cm. Stock no S8972
9th USAAF Printed Shoulder Patch. An excellent original used example of a 9th USAAF printed shoulder patch, retains good colour with only slight age colour fade. The patch shows signs of being removed from uniform. Stock no CC586
A.M Binoculars With Case - Ref 6E/293 Air Ministry binoculars Stores Ref 6E/293 complete with their original leather case. Binoculars in good used condition with some missing black paint finish, A.M marked complete with leather strap. Leather carrying case in good used condition, top is stamped with A.M mark, stores ref 6E/293 and maker Wray London. Stock no J587
A.R.P - 1942 - Beret. 1942 Air Raid Precautions Blue Beret (Reference No A.R.P 68) manufactured by Kangol Wear Limited. Blue wool material with clear markings in good condition with one very small hole to top easily repaired if required (see photo) and some general wear. Stock no 6146
A.R.P Badge - Nurses Overall Embroidered A.R.P badge for use on the ARP nursing overall. In good clean unused condition. Stock no T506.
A.R.P Clasp Knife. 1939 dated and maker marked (D.C.C) A.R.P clasp knife, single blade and spike with stainless steel body and lanyard ring. In good overall used condition (see photos) the blade has been sharpened over the years. Stock no B5847
A.R.P Tie Pin Badge. Small A.R.P tie pin style badge on its original display card. Manufactured by J.R. Gaunt & Sons Ltd. Badge is in good uncleaned condition, makers card has a little damage (see photo) but is still sound. Unusual and difficult to find with display card. Stock no CC556
A.T.A Jacket Button Rare original Air Transport Auxiliary jacket uniform button (approx 25mm). Black plastic button is in excellent condition. Stock no 87264
Air Raid Warden Shoulder Titles. A good matched pair of wartime "Wardens" shoulder titles, yellow embroidered lettering on blue / black background they show signs of being removed from uniform. Stock no 7576
Air Training Corps Chaplains Badge. A good quality Air Training Corps chaplains badge, pinback fixing in good used condition, chrome cross with ATC emblem superimposed in gilt metal. ATC squadrons encouraged local clergymen to become squadron chaplain. Stock no 7391
Anderson Shelter Spanner. Anderson Shelter spanner supplied and used to build the anderson shelter, 1/2 inch whitworth size spanner at one end and pointer at other to aid alignment when locating bolts. In good used condition. Stock no S8987
ARP Gas Mask Container (Elkes Biscuits) Gas Mask container produced by Elkes Biscuits, retains good colour with printed instruction to back section with some small rust stains as would be expected with age. A nice example. Stock no B6921
Bakelite Air Raid Warden Sign. Small (approx 15 x 7 cm) Bakelite "Air Raid Warden" sign in good condition with just some very slight lose of white lettering. (see photo) Stock no 51159
Berkshire Home Guard Designation Title. Printed BRX 1 Berkshire Home Guard shoulder designation title for the Abingdon Battalion. In good used condition removed from uniform. Stock no 7601
Bournemouth A.R.P Gas Mask Box. Card respirator box issued by The Borough Of Christchurch Hampshire, in very good to excellent used condition (no respirator supplied). Named issued paper label to top cover and packing and use instruction to inner top cover. Stock no C8974
Civil Defence Armband Wartime Civil Defence armband, yellow printed lettering on blue cotton armband. This example has been modified with the fitting of a small piece of elastic in the back presumable to make it smaller. A nice used example. Stock no T437
Civil Defence Breast Badge. Civil Defence breast badge introduced in 1941 as standard badge for uniforms, yellow embroidered lettering on a blue wool background. In good used condition has been removed from uniform. Stock no T1792
Civil Defence Long Service Medal. Cased Civil Defence Long Service Medal in excellent near mint condition, these medals were issued un-named to members of the civil defence forces who had completed 15 years service. Stock no 6792
Double Sided Fire Guard Enamel Sign. Double sided Fire Guard Assembly Point enamel sign, measures approx 51 x 35 cm. In good used uncleaned condition (see photos) some wear to edges.. Stock no 7453.
Early R.A.F Officiers Mess Serving Fork. Nice quality early R.A.F officers mess serving fork (salad / meat) approx. 22cm long. In good used condition with some slight distortion to fork ends see photo, heavy quality item with R.A.F lettering to handle. Stock no 6872
Escape Map - 1944 Zones Of France. (I.S.9 (WEA) Mar 44) Scarce single sided "Zone Of France" escape map dated March 1944. Produced in Rayon the map retains good color and clear detail, with just a few stains (see photo) which does not distract from the overall appearance of this rare map. Th8921
Factory Air Raid Shelter Rubber Stamp. Unusual and scarce rubber stamp which reads - Whilst on the premises you must have your gas mask available. Upon hearing an air raid warning you are to proceed at once to air raid shelter no ---- taking your gas mask with you. You should make yourself familiar with the location of this shelter and examine site plan of same on notice board. Wooden base with rubber stamp in good used condition. Stock no WP58478
Fire Guard Armband. Fire Guard armband in good unissued condition, yellow lettering on blue background, this yellow lettering was the 1st issue type after the organisation changed name from the SFP, later wartime issue had white lettering. Stock no T1821
Home Guard Armlet. Sew - On type Home Guard armlet (15 x 9 cm), black printed lettering on khaki background. In good used condition some staining and shows signs of being removed from uniform. Stock no 50852
John Woods P.O.W Cigarettes Box. Unusual cigarette box (no contents) issued by John Wood & Son ltd for H.M Forces and Prisoners Of War. Printed on the inside of the box - John Wood And Son Ltd will be pleased to forward these cigarettes duty free as follows 200 for 6/6 post free to British POW, 200 for 6/6 plus postage 9d to H.M Forces Overseas. Box is in very good clean sound condition. Rare item. Stock no 6464
Luftwaffe Geschwader Hindenburg Cuff Title. A rare original wartime Luftwaffe "Geschwader Hindenburg" cuff title, blue / black cloth band with inscription embroidered in silver grey thread. The title is in good used condition with a very small amount of possible wear or moth damage which does not distract from the overall excellent appearance, shows signs of being removed from uniform. The cuff title would have been worn by all members of Fliegergeschwader Greifswald later renamed Kampfgeschwader 52 and finally Kampfgeschwader 1. A very nice original example. Stock no 7451
Luftwaffe Presentation Plate - KG53. A scarce engraved plate measures approx. 29 x 20 cm to 3.Staffel Kampfgeschwader Boelcke Nr.27, engraved with Iron Cross, 8 signatures and the unit emblem (falling bomb) of III./KG53. The plate is in uncleaned condition possible silver plate with some of the plating missing mainly to back. Stock no C8532
Metropolitan Vickers Factory A.R.P Badge. A rare wartime Metropolitan Vickers Factory A.R.P lapel badge. Chromium plated body with white and red enamel in excellent condition with only minor wear. Pin back fixing.
Ministry Of Health Evacuation Hostel Badge Wartime Ministry Of Health - Evacuation Hostel chrome and enamel lapel badge. Pin fixing in working order. Maker marked to reverse H.W.M - H.W.Miller. In excellent condition. Stock N8974
N.F.S Button - Sealed Pattern. Small National Fire Service button sealed pattern, chief inspectorate of clothing card dated 6th November 1943 and described as Button N.F.S resin small vertical shank, wax seal to reverse. In good condition with small damage to edge of card. Stock no T456
National Fire Service Matchbox Cover Wartime National Fire Service matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid construction in very good condition. N.F.S emblem to front and rear. A good clean example. Stock no 7575
No 601 Squadron Book Matches. Wartime Bryant & May book matches - No 601 (County of London) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force. In excellent unused condition. Stock no 6929.
Printed Civil Defence Rescue Shoulder Title. Printed yellow lettering on blue background "Rescue" shoulder title. In good used condition shows signs of being removed from uniform. Stock no 4330
Printed Warden Shoulder Title. Yellow printed lettering on blue background "Warden" shoulder title. In good used condition. Stock no 4032
R.A. F 1941 Pattern Mae West Whistle Good used example of a R.A.F aircrew whistle, Ref No 23/230, Air Ministry stamped. Overall good sound condition with just some wear to chrome finish. Stock no 65822
R.A.F 1936 Pattern Flying Boots. A good pair of size 8 RAF 1936 Pattern flying boots, leather is in good supple condition, fur lining is sound with only some slight moulting and wear mainly in the heel area. The boots have been re-heeled but soles would appear to be original. Clear A.M markings. These are a good sound used pair of these hard to find Battle of Britain pattern boots. Stock no 5739
R.A.F Boxing Trophy Adward "The Wakefield R.A.F Boxing Trophy" medallion (approx 4 cm dia). Started in 1921 the boxing competition still takes place today. In good used condition with some signs of wear. Stock no 7533
R.A.F Crested China Cup and Saucer. W.H.Goss. Small crested china cup and saucer (saucer approx 12cm dia - cup 8cm dia) produced by W.H Goss. Excellent detailed Royal Air Force winged crest to cup and saucer. W.H Goss produced by far the best quality crested china and this piece is in excellent condition. Stock no N3214
R.A.F Cuff Links. A good pair of wartime R.A.F cuff link. Blue and red enamel with RAF eagle. In very good condition. Stock no T874521
R.A.F Escape Swinger Type Compass RAF escape compass "Swinger Type" due to their small size and shape they were to be hidden inside uniform collars etc. When requires they were hung from a small piece of thread and the two dots would indicate north. Stock no CC218
R.A.F Handkerchiefs in Original Display Box. Two good quality wartime handkerchiefs with embroidered R.A.F wings to one corner contained in there original display box. Some very slight damage to box, handkerchiefs are in excellent unused condition. A nice unusual RAF item. Stock no TR894
R.A.F Officer Mess Sugar Shaker. Very nice good quality R.A.F officers mess sugar shaker in good used condition with RAF crest to body and maker marked to base Walker and Hall Sheffield. Nice display item. Stock no wyc
R.A.F Perspex Sweetheart Wings. A lovely pair of R.A.F perspex sweetheart wings, excellent detailed gold wings on perspex with a blue background. Pin fixing in working order. Stock no S587941
R.A.F Sweetheart Ladies Powder Compact. Small R.A.F ladies compact approx 5 x 5 cm in good clean condition with just a few small marks to outer casing (see photo), Clean transfer printed R.A.F pilots wings to cover (early style short wings) hinge and clasp in working order with a clear mirror to inside. Stock no WP858
R.C.A.F Operational Tour wings. An excellent pair of Royal Canadian Air Force operational tour wings with one bar, issued to aircrews on completion of a tour of operations normally 30 sorties on completion of a second tour a bar was awarded. Screw back fixing in very good condition. Stock no 7755
RAF Cigarette Case R.A.F cigarette case - chrome plated case with laminated R.A.F kings crown crest inlaid to front. Retains elastic cigarette retainer and is in overall clean condition. "Made in England" stamped on inner edge. A good unusual pattern cigarette case. ST5986
Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB) Belt and Buckle An original early Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB) (National Air Defense League) leather belt and buckle. Belt is approx 81cm in length and in good condition, buckle is in good used condition and shows signs of wear due to use. Stock no 6866
Royal Air Force Matchbox Cover. Wartime R.A.F Matchbox cover. tin and celluloid construction in good condition with just some slight rust bleed. RAF wings to front and Churchill famous speech to reverse. Stock no 889574
Royal Auxiliary Air Force 602 Squadron Car Badge. Good quality car badge (10 x 7 cm) for Royal Auxiliary Air Force 602 Squadron - City of Glasgow. The enamel and chrome finish is in good condition. 602 Squadron 1925 - 1957 took part in the Battle of Britain and George Pinkerton was credited with firing the first combat shots of the war 16/10/40. Stock no 7160
Royal Flying Corps - Gold Sweetheart Wings Super quality pair of gold (16 carat) Royal Flying Corps sweetheart wings. In excellent condition with some very slight distortion to wing tips, complete with safety chain. A really nice excellent quality sweetheart brooch. T89125
Royal Flying Corps Medal Group. R.F.C medal group to 24754 Cpl H.E. Boyden contains British War and Victory and Imperial Service medals, original box and registered envelope for the pair. All medals are in good condition and are clearly named. Boyden joined RFC March 1916 and served in France with the B.E.F from May 1916 to Sept 1917. He was discharged from the RFC unfit for war service February 1918 due to Neurasthenia. The group comes with some research. Stock no N59874
Royal Flying Corps Shoulder Title. A single original Royal Flying Corps embroidered shoulder title, in good used condition with some slight damage to edges shows signs of being removed from uniform, slight discolouring to oatmeal embroidered R.F.C retains most of its original backing, a good used original example. Stock no 5205
S.F.P Armband With Fire Guard Overlay. S.F.P (Street Fire Party) blue cotton armband with red printed lettering, due to the change of name to Fire Guard in 1941 and to save on material with wartime shortage a printed overlay was produced this version has been glue on (has been removed to reveal SFP lettering). Stock no 4349
Short Stirling Desk Model / Ash Tray Wartime period Short Stirling desk model / ash tray, plane measures approx 14 cm with a 16 cm wing span. The fairly crudely made alloy model of what i believes represents a Stirling bomber. In uncleaned condition. Stock no B5478
Tate Of Leeds Aircraft Factory Workers Badge. "Tate Of Leeds" Aircraft Department factory workers lapel badge number 236. Badge in excellent condition with no damage to the enamel, pinback fixing manufactured by Thomas Fattorini. Tate of Leeds were motor dealers who during the war years carried out work for the War Dept and the Air Ministry and work as sub contractors for Blackburn Aircraft Co. Stock No 7756
U.S.A.A.F HS-33 Headset Wartime USAAF HS-33 headset, this example uses the HB-7 headband with ANB-H-1 receivers with the smaller style of foam / rubber ear cushions complete with wiring loom and jack plug. Condition is good used and would benefit from a clean. A good example most often worn over the "crusher" service cap. Stock no CC 53874
USAAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles. Wartime USAAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles with their original box, instructions and spare lenses. Goggles are in very good condition, rubber is still supple and are marked "Polaroid" Aviation Goggles. 8 page illustrated instruction booklet. Cloth wallet with 6 spare lenses. Original case is in sound condition with some wear to edges, stamped on lid - Goggles Flying - Type B8 - Polaroid Corporation - Property Air Forces U.S Army. Rare to find a complete wartime set. Stock no C8794
USAF Fishing Kit , Survival. Scarce complete and unopened U.S Air Force Fishing Kit - For Fishing In Survival Conditions. The pocket size plastic container measures approx 11 x 7 x 3 cm and is in excellent unopened condition all contents are intact and contains fishing instructions and contents list. Contents include - assorted flies, hooks, needles, line, spoons, razor blades etc. Stock no S94752
V.J Day 1945 Commemorative Beaker. Scarce plastic VJ Day 1945 commemorative beaker named to Doreen - Spring Gardens. Marked to base "British Ware". In good condition with some lose of paint to inscription and to flag transfer. (See photographs) Stock no 7335
Voluntary Land Club Badge. Scarce brass and blue and white enamel pinback badge for the V.L.C - Voluntary Land Club. In excellent bright condition with no damage to enamel. Stock no 7340
W.V.S Civil Defence Car Badge. Rare W.V.S Civil Defence car badge, unusually made from a plastic material which has some slight distortion a scarce W.V.S item in good used condition.
Wartime "Save For Victory" Money Box. Small wartime "Save For Victory" wooden money box in the shape of a house. Fairly simple crude typical of wartime construction with "Save For Victory" transfer to rear. Condition is sound / well used with some slight damage to corners but still displays well. JP8942
Wartime National Household Dried Milk. Full unopened tin of National Household Dried Machine Skimmed Milk - from the USA and specially packed for the British Ministry Of Food. In good condition with just a small section of the paper label damaged (see photo). Stock WP2547
Wartime R.A.F Pilots Wings. A very nice pair of padded early wartime or inter war period R.A.F pilots wings. In good used condition which have been removed from uniform. Stock no GN6301
Wartime Services Matchbox Cover. Matchbox cover - V for Victory, Our Deepest Gratitude and admiration to them all. Front and reverse shows portraits of men and women from the 3 services. Tin and celluloid construction in good to average condition with some rust bleed see photo. Stock no 6860
Wings For Victory Week Plaque. Wings For Victory Week, War Savings Campaign 1943 - Presented by the Air Ministry in recognition of successful achievement in Wings For Victory Week. Plaque measures approx 58 x 35 cm (full size version) produced by De La Rue Plastics this example of the harder to find RAF version is in good clean undamaged condition. Stock no 7612
Womens Land Army Letter Rack. An attractive period local I suspect hand made Womens Land Army letter rack stands approx 16cm in height, wood construction with large hand painted WLA emblem to front. Makes an excellent WLA display item. Stock no C79587