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(B.E.F.) Slip On Shoulder Title. A cloth embroidered slip on shoulder title for the British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.). In good used condition with some very minor moth damage.
21st (Prince Albert Victor's Own) Cavalry Torin Cap. A superb, high quality Torin cap by Herbert Johnson of Bond St ,London worn by an officer of the 21st (Prince Albert Victor's Own) Cavalry (Frontier Force) . Deep melton fabric body with bullion piping and a high quality bullion PAVO badge on scarlet. Fully lined with a plush sweatband which appears to be worn in reverse and in excellent, moth free condition. The 21st PAVO were a combined Indian Cavalry formation that were mechanised in 1940 and served in Syria, Iran, North Africa and Burma.
Commando Grouping. Medal/paperwork and fighting knife grouping to 5055894 L/Cpl.George.E.Pym N.Staffs and probably 6 Troop, 5 Commando. Grouping consists of medals 39-45, Burma Star, Defence and War medal with original box ( Birmingham address ) and slip, various photos showing groups probably in Burma and a large panorama shot showing men at Commando Basic Training Centre ( Achnacarry ) in 1944. Accompanied by Commando Service Certificate showing service between Jan 43 and Oct.45, SEAC souvenir newspaper and Asia Command Christmas greeting. Grouping also comes with a particularly good example of a 2nd Patt FS fighting knife marked ' B2 and arrow ' to cross guard. Knife looks to be little used with no sign of sharpening, contact rubbing to top of handle and very light speckling to blade from storage in scabbard. Scabbard in good, clean condition, with both tabs and elastic retainer which retains some degree of elasticity. Pym's service with 5 Commando is not confirmed but is suggested by the other items in the grouping and the note to photos indicating 6 Troop and Burma 1944. Would reward further research, scarce untouched Commando grouping
MATHCHED PAIR INFANTRY UNTEROFFICER SLIP-ON Epaulettes From the same source as the Luft cap cockade, a beautiful mathched pair of 200% original epaulettes for an Army Infantry Unteroffizier. Dark green wool base, with bullion tresse around. Cream piped waffenfarbe. Grey wool slip on part. No moth!!! Just a little age.
Mountain and flood: history of the 52nd (Lowland) Division. 1st Ed. 1950 Mountain and flood: the history of the 52nd (Lowland) Division, 1939-1946. by George Blake. 265pp, photos, maps, plans, Honours and Awards, Order of Battle. History of this specially trained division ( Mountain warfare ) that formed part of 21st Army group, and fiought the Germans in France, Holland and Germany. Good, clean condition with some marking to boards.
ORIGINAL LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BULLION CAP COCKADE. I have not had one of these for ages. Came with a small lot from direct family source. Removed from Luftwaffe Officers visor cap, still has the cotton threads cut! Great condition, no oxidisation. If you have a cap without one of these or need a better one for your cap....this is a fantastic find. Beautiful condition.200% original.
Owen Sub Machine Gun Bayonet. WW2 1944, Australian Owen Sub Machine Gun Bayonet by the Orange Rifle Factory No. 3, Orange, New South Wales. A shortened version of the 1907 Pattern British bayonet with 10" blade with ghost '07 dates to the blade along with OA markings and the date 11/44, wood gripd marked ' SLAZ 44 '. 1944 Mangrovite scabbard with ' OA ' marked fittings. In superb condition. AVAILABLE within UK only.
Printed N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. One piece, printed cotton N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. Good, used condition with small area of rear seam now parted.
Switch No.3,Release,Mark I booby trap switch. This British booby trap switch was designed to fire on release of pressure. It was designed so that it could be inconspicuously placed under crates, packages or other suitable items. This example is in good, original condition with 85%+ paintwork and has an acceptance stamp to the interior. Comes complete with percussion cap and fuze holder. INERT
WW2 Wehrmacht Officer's Cap Eagle. Small, bullion eagle for use on a WW2 Wehrmacht Officer's cap. Tightly woven bullion eagle on fine green wool with a loose weave hessian type backing. Eagle in excellent, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a cap.
A .65” Smooth bore ordnance issue percussion musket. A good example of a two band Ordnance issue .65\" smooth bore percussion musket for native troops. Carbine features an 1856 dated Tower percussion lock and an Ordnance proofed smoothbore barrel of .65” calibre which is fitted with a standing rear sight and broad front sight. Stamped \'N.S.BEN\' near rear sight with various faint inspection and issue marks to the walnut stock. Good crisp action and clean bore with one old repair to a split near the rear band. Blued overall, now turned to a pleasing brown with clean woodwork. Good clean example.
' Commando ' shoulder title. Embroidered Commando shoulder title.This type of shoulder title is often associated with No.2 Commando. In excellent used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
' Deutschland is Ours ' Tinny. 1938 Daybadge celebrating ' Deutschland is Ours ' Day on 10 April 1938. Striking 45mm tinny retaining it's antiqued silver finish. Pin fastening to reverse.
' No Kiddin' ! ' by Bruce Bairnsfather. 1945ed ' No Kiddin' ! ' a book of WW2 cartoons published by the famous cartoonist and creator of ' Old Bill ' , Bruce Bairnsfather. Whilst many are aware of the work of ' BB ' with his main character of Old Bill and cartoons such as the ' Better 'Ole ', many are unaware that Bruce became an official war artist to the Americans during WW2. his book is a compilation of his cartoons when he was working with the Eighth Air Force. In good, clean condition, retaining it's bright d/w with chips, tears and repairs. Uncommon.
' Shooting to Live ' Fairbairn & Sykes. 1942ed. ' Shooting to Live - with the one-hand gun ' by Capt.W.E.Fairbairn and Capt.E.A.Sykes. Based on the pairs' experience in the Shanghai Municipal Police they wrote this 96pg book describing combat pistol techniques. Although better known for their work with the knives that bore their name, this work was influential in the way particularly special forces were taught to shoot. Good overall condition with some sunning to spine. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and sketches.
'07 Pat. Bayonet - Leics Regt markings. An excellent example of a 1917 dated '07 Pattern bayonet with markings to the Leicestershire Regt. to the pommel. Good clean condition with originally phosphated blade and accompanied by a MkII scabbard.
'37 Patt. Battledress Trousers Serge. An excellent pair of Battledress Trousers Serge, the so-called '37 Patt. Size 4, Height 5' 5" - 5' 6", Waist 30 - 31 by the Rego Clothiers Ltd, 1940. Displaying all the features , fly fronted buttons to thigh and back pocket, 3 x belt loops and 3 x outside buttons for braces and tab and button ankle adjustment. In excellent, clean condition, moth free with intact label and all brass buttons. One brass button is absent but is in pocket. Difficult to upgrade .
'40 Patt B.D. Trousers with AV Good pair of '40 Patt battledress trousers which have been treated with anti-vesicant. Approx 32" inside leg and 30/32" waist, this pair of trousers have been turned up and had two belt loops added. All buttons present but label absent. Stamped to the interior ' IDO 10/44 AV ' indicating treatment with an anti-vesicant agent intended to disapate the worst effects of Mustard gas. In generally good condition, all be it creased having removed from their original kit bag recently, with some minor and easily repaired moth damage to the top of the r/h leg.
'40 Patt BD RASC puzzle ? 1944 dated 1940 Patt. Battledress Blouse, Size 10 - 5ft 9"-5ft 10" Height, Chest 36"- 37", Waist 31"- 32" with clear manufacturer's label, size and inspection stampings. That it is the easy part.. to both sleeves, British troops Berlin designation, R.A.S.C. arm of service strip and the designation usually worn by City of London A.T.S. units. Printed war service chevrons to r/h sleeves. With the size of the tunic and the lack of any significant alteration it would appear that this was worn by a man and there are no obvious record of any use of the London designation by any other unit, this BD poses a puzzle, unless anyone knows different ? London TA unit ? RASC previous ATS attachment ? Tunic in excellent, used condition with a 1mm hole to l/h breast pocket with slightly stained collar.
'DER WELT KRIEG' WW1 CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM BOOK PRODUCED IN THIRD REICH ERA. This is a fantastic, complete cigarette album 'Der Welt Krieg', the 'World War'. Produced in the Third Reich era, about 1933. It consists of the pictorial history of WW1 in German coloured cigarette cards. There are 270 in total, all complete and all in mint condition. It starts in 1914, and tells how the war was triggered by the assasination in Sarajevo, then the outbreak of war. covers 1915 with the Russian, Serbian and Italian campaigns.1916 with Verdun and trench warfare, 1917 and the Western Front. 1918 and winter in the trenches etc etc. There is a section on the German navy in 1914-1918. There are dozens of interesting cards depicting many unique scenes, German tank in WW1 trenches, special weapons, different troops, allied countries that were fighting with Germany from the colonies etc. A fantastic piece of information. There are 71 complete pages. With complete covers. Never had one or seen one of these before.
'Double Erel' Heer Official's Visor Cap. A seldom encountered 'Double Erel' visor cap for an officer rank Heer Official. With light grey wool piping and cap band on a quality cap body, with alloy eagle/swastika and oak leaves . The cap interior includes the classic golden-coloured silk lining,with the ghost of the Erel trademark beneath the intact celluloid diamond and impressed Erel trademark to the ventilated leather sweatband. A rolled 1943 sheet of the Berliner Illusstrierte Zeitung has been used as padding behind the sweatband. An uncommon schirmutze to an administrative official.
1/9th Btn. London Regiment Casualty Group. WW1 War and Victory Pair and plaque to 393109 ( 6862 ) Rifleman John George Joyce 1/9th London Regt ( Queen Victoria's Rifles ). Joyce died on 03/05/1917 a victim of the spring offensive at Arras. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Medals in good toned condition, plaque stained with rubbed highlights.
103rd Mahratta Light Infantry Officers F.S.Cap Coloured F.S cap worn by officers of the 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry or more accurately 1st Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry. Wool bodied cap with bullion badge and blackened regimental buttons with a polished cotton lining. No evidence of tailor's details or size, but would be approx. size 7. In good clean condition with one 2.5mm approx hole above the crown.
10th SS Panzer Div. Frundsberg Wehrpass lost in Normandy. SS Wehrpass to a Dr Willi Dorr who served with 10th SS Panzer Div. Frundsberg in France during 1944. The wehrpass was apparently, according to accompanying letters, lost on the unit's retreat through Normandy. Dorr served with various SS medical units including a period at Buchenwald and became a dentist postwar. Accompanying the Wehrpass are a number of letters from a German dealer who was able to contact Dorr before his death. Also a personally signed letter from Simon Wiesenthal who found that Dorr had not served on the staff at Buchenwald. Interesting item that would undoubtedly reward more extensive research.
12mm IMPERIAL GERMAN BLACK WOUND STICK PIN A good example of the larger 12mm stick pin depicting a black Imperial German wound badge. Nice twisted pin, hollow back.
14 carat gold Royal Tank Regt. sweetheart badge. Delightful 14 carat gold and enamel Royal Tank Regiment sweetheart in it's original jewellers flock covered case. 45mm bar marked 14ct with special safety fixing. King's crown RTR enamel and gold badge mounted onto bar, again seperately marked 14ct. Bright, clean condition with undamaged enamel, superb example.
15ct Gold RAF sweetheart pin. A superb RAF enamel and gold sweeheart pin badge. Featuring fine enamel work to wing and bar marked to the reverse 15ct with safety clip to pin. Contained in it's original box from Gieves of London, box with loose lid, sweetheart badge in superb undamaged condition. ( see also item 6161 ).
1844 Queen's Regulations. 1844ed. The Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Army with a forward by the then Field Marshal, the Duke of Wellington. Covers topics as diverse as saluting to the marking of sentry boxes. 462pgs giving a valuable insight into the increasingly ordered and bureaucratic state of Victoria's Army. Clean condition with some splitting to spine and marking to covers, fp removed, contents excellent.
1857 Pattern Engineers Officer's Sword of the 2nd Gloucestershire Vol. Engineers A Regimental 1857 Pattern Engineers Officer's Sword of the 2nd Gloucestershire Volunteer Engineers. Example has an 83cm blade etched with scrolling foliage, crowned VR cypher, a cannon and mottos, regimental title, winged thunderbolts and owner's name 1st Lieutenant B.S. Cooper, regulation brass hilt pierced with foliage, wire bound fish skin covered grip, in its steel scabbard, two suspension rings. In good, used condition, unresearched.
1869 Remington Rolling Block bayonet and frog. An excellent un-messed with example of an 1869 Remington Rolling Block bayonet. German made example by Alcoso that has clearly seen service with the French undoubtedly as part of the re-directed order of 1870 when the Eygptians failed to pay. Scabbard still retains 90% of it's original black paint finish and is complete with a scarce original leather frog. Frog is in supple condition and is marked ' Boutry ' to centre arm. Uncommon to find an ' as issued ' piece.
1870 Patt.German Red Cross buckle. Nickel silver finish 1870 Patt.German Red Cross belt buckle. This type of buckle was in use until superceded in 1938 by the Nazi version. This two piece example is in excellent condition with bright nickel and 95% of frosting to the brass centre.
1882 Entrenching Implement Mk II. 1882 ' Wallace Patent ' Entrenching Implement Mk II manufactured by Edw. Lucas & Sons, Sheffield in 1886. On issue from 1882 on a scale of one to every two men, this pattern was short lived and was abolished in 1892 but continued on issue to volunteer units into the early twentieth century. Good, used condition with clear markings to the spade face.
1887 MkIII Martini Henry Bayonet 1887 MkIII Martini Henry Bayonet by Wilkinson Sword Company, London, dated 1889. Plain unfullered blade and stepped muzzle ring with manufacturer's and inspector's markings to both sides of the ricasso. Serial numbers to both pommel and throat of scabbard ( not matching ). In good, used condition with some chipping to leather grips and scabbard body accompanied by the correct buckled frog which has barely discernible markings and is numbered to the reverse.
1900 15pdr MkV Shrapnel Shell. 15 Pdr. MkV Shrapnel Shell with No.56 MkIV Time and Percussion fuze. A good example of a 1900 dated shrapnel round for the BL 15Pdr. MkIV and BL ( Converted ) 15Pdr. MkI the standard pieces of field artillery used by the British before the purchase of German Eberhardt QF 15Pdrs. Good, fired condition with minor abrasions to fuze. Heavy Item. INERT
1901 - 1911 ASC Officer's cap. A good example of an Officer's cap for the Army Service Corps featuring a silver, enamel and cap badge that was only in use in the period 1901 - 1911. Black fine wool body with white piping, leather chinstrap and gilt buttons. Leather crown and sweatband to interior and half silk lining all in slightly grubby but good condition. 5mm moth hole to crown and a 2mm moth nip to piping but otherwise an excellent example.
1903 Patt Bayonet with 1914 Indian Patt frog. Uncommon 1903 Enfield Bayonet for the early SMLE rifle. The bayonet has a Wilkinson, London, blade and is Regimentally Marked ' T.C. 103 ' ( Training Company) to the pommel. The blade is in good clean condition being 12" with a double edge and unfullered . The ricasso of the blade is marked ' 11 '01 identifying manufacture date in Dec 1901. Steel mounted India Patt leather scabbard with 1914 India leather frog. The leatherwork and stitching on the frog are intact marked 18/22 to the reverse ( a weapon or rack number rather than a date. ). In good, used condition.
1905 dated military whistle. A good example of an early nickel, 1905 dated military whistle. With impressed \' The Metropolitan \' brand and manufacturer marked \'J.Hudson & Co. 13 Barr St, B\'ham\' with broad arrow and number. Light patination overall, excellent example of an early military whistle.
1912 Yeomanry & Mounted RifleTraining Manual. 1912ed.Yeomanry & Mounted RifleTraining Pts. I & II. 250pgs dealing with subjects from ' the sword ' to ' warfare against uncivilised enemies ' which recommends ....' the attack should be enveloping , savages being generally very nervous ...' Interesting reading, although encompassing lessons drawn from the Boer War experience still very redolent of the Victorian era. Board covers with slight marking and dusty, contents clean. Illustrated with sketches and diagrams. Good used condition.
1913/14 Gale & Polden Christmas Card Sample and Order Book. Particularly attractive sample book from the military publisher Gale & Polden of Aldershot. The book from the period 1913/1914 contains 26 multi-coloured sample cards all with regimental ribbons. The samples display all the options available to clients of Gale & Polden with samples of embossing, photographic inserts, gilding and card types. Excellent condition with some light marking.
1914 1st Klasse Eiserne Kreuz. A good, silver, pinback example of a 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, maker marked ' CD 800 ' to the reverse. This was the marking for Carl Dillenius, Pforzheim. In good, used condition with dark, patinated silver frame.
1914 British Diary - East Africa Campaign. Uncommon diary of an officer involved in the opening of the campaign in East Africa where von Lettow-Vorbeck pushed his forces into British East Africa. The diary belongs to James Mailand Yorke Trotter who was in Uganda working with the Dept.of Land and Surveys and assumed his Territorial position as a second lieutenant on the outbreak of war. The diaries tell of initial training and then his involvement in various skirmishes with the German Askaris and then the clashes on the borders of what are now Tanzania and Kenya. He writes of burying Lt.E.G.M.Thornycroft of the K.A.R. after the battle of Kisii in September 1914 and the disposal of the German dead. Interesting snapshot of this campaign accompanied by an earlier, 1913 diary and an officer's protection certificate. Trotter survived the War, having gone on to serve in France and returned to Uganda and married. He went on to serve in Nigeria and is believed to have returned to the UK. Accompanied by a small amount of research but would reward further detailed research.
1914 Buckinghamshire Special Constabulary Lapel badge. 1914 dated , bronzed lapel badge for Buckinghamshire Special Constabulary. Manufacturer marked ' Toye, London ' to the reverse with horseshoe lapel fitting. Good, clean condition.
1914 Cavalry Girdle or Stable Belt. Woven stable belt or more properly a ' girdle ' for use by cavalry in an unknown regimental colours. Manufacturer marked and dated 1914 to interior facing and in excellent condition.
1914 dated Luger. good, honest example of a 1914 dated, 9mm Luger by DWM. Largely matching numbers with the exception of the side plate above trigger and the magazine, original wooden grips and with a high percentage of it's original blue finish. 1914 dated to top of frame with DWM mark to toggle and with various Imperial inspection marks. Has been nitro proofed at some point in it's life but these markings have been sympathetically stamped underneath the barrel. Deactivation too has been sympathetically undertaken. Small areas of light pitting present on the barrel, frame end and above trigger but generally a tidy example. AVAILABLE in UK ONLY 18+
1914 Field Notes - Belgian, French & German Armies. December 1914 Field Notes On Belgian, French & German Armies. 68pgs offering information all three armies with sections on badges, abbreviations, symbols, ranks and organisation of these armies that the British were mostly likely to encounter. Ex IWM lib, good, clean condition with chipped and lightly marked covers.
1914 Field Service Pocket Book. 1914 ed. Field Service Pocket Book 1914, 290pgs with fold-out plates, comprehensive aide-memoire covering subjects as diverse as demolitions, courts martials, first aid, bridging, knots etc. Carried by officers on active service, this example by an officer of the 3rd R.I.Regt.. Ex IWM lib and in good, used condition with minor damage to f.e.p.
1914 hallmarked Argyll and Sutherland Highlander's cap badge. WW1 Officer's silver hallmarked Argyll and Sutherland Highlander's cap badge with Birmingham hallmarks for 1914. Slight rubbing to highlights, otherwise good clean badge with both lugs intact and hallmarked to reverse.
1914 Handbook 18Pdr. QF Gun. 1910ed ' Handbook of the 18-per. Q.F.Gun Land Service ' reprinted with amendments 1914. 47pgs, linen covered manual covering all aspects of the mainstay of the British WW1 artillery the 18-per. Large numbers of diagrams and pull out schematics covering the gun, limber and ammunition. Good used condition with folding, general wear and slightly tatty edges.
1914 Musketry Regulations Pt I 1914ed. Musketry Regulations Pt I 1909, 320pgs including fold out plates, b/w photographs, diagrams and sketches covering all aspects of the care, use and deployment of the CLLE and SMLE. Excellent, clean condition with slight rubbing to boards.
1914 Notes From the Front II. 1915ed. 1914 ' Notes From the Front II - collated by the General Staff '. 35pgs inc. sketches and diagrams bringing together various observations and direct experience gleaned in the fighting up to that point. Named to front cover to an officer from the 9th E.Yorks Regt, good overall condition with some staining, marking and creasing, clean content. Ex Lib. IWM.
1914/15 Star Trio Yorks L.I. Casualty. 1914/15 Star Trio to 3-2789 L.CplW.Mold 1st Btn. Yorks Light Infantry. Mold, originally from Sheffield, was killed on 08/05/15, probably during the Second Battle of Ypres and is commemorated on the Menin Gate. Good, uncleaned condition, toned overall.
1914/15 Trio Liverpool Pals Casualty. 1914/15 Star, War and Victory Trio to 22442 Cpl. Leslie Kirk 17th Btn., The King's ( Liverpool Regt. ). The 17th Btn was the first of the Liverpool Pals Battalions. Kirk, originally from Birkenhead was killed on 28/03/18 in the opening week of the German Spring Offensive and is buried at Bouchoir New British Cemetery on the Somme battlefield. In good, toned condition with original ribbons. Star impressed ' Pte ' , Cpl to War and Victory.
1914/15 Trio Liverpool Pals Casualty. 1914/15 Star, War and Victory Trio to 16486 Sgt.Harry Spencer of the 18th Btn The King's ( Liverpool Regt ) 2nd City Pals Battalion. Accompanied by a Memorial plaque, scroll in a contemporary frame and an early photograph of Spencer's grave in the Huts Cemetery in Belgium. Spencer who lived with his wife in Birkenhead and enlisted in Liverpool, he was killed on 25/08/1917 probably during the course of the Third Battle of Ypres or Passchendaele. Medals in good, clean condition with original ribbons and contained in their original boxes ( boxes in squashed and contemporary repaired state ), rank Pte. to 14/15 Star, Sjt. to Victory and War.
1914/15 Trio, Northumberland Fusiliers/Q.O.R.W.Kent Regt & Papers. 1914/15 Trio to 8526 Pte. Henry George Locke Northumberland Fusiliers/48931 Queens Own Royal West Kent Regt. Comes with various discharge certificates , small book and wound notification. Locke, a pre War regular served for 12 years was wounded in July 1915 and discharged in 1920. Medals mounted as worn, patinated with tired original ribbons, paperwork slightly grubby. Recent house clearance acquisition.
1914ed - 1917 Manual of Map Reading & Field Sketching. 1914ed rep 1917 ' Manual of Map Reading & Field Sketching 1912 '. 102pgs outlining everything from compass work, map reading, sketching and map construction . Complete with pull out colour plates. In good, used condition, slightly grubby cover and spine damage.
1915 British Trench Warfare Manual . Feb.1915 ' Trench Warfare - Notes on attack and defence '. 18pg manual with fold out maps, outlining the principles of the by then, new concept of trench warfare. This early and scarce attempt to codify British knowledge of trench warfare would develop in later editions to four times the number of pages in two volumes. Ex IWM lib with chipped paper wraps.
1915 DATED TRENCH WHISTLE. (100 years old!) A very nice example of a classic trench whistle made by HUDSON & CO Birmingham. Dated 1915 and has the WD ^ arrow stamp. In very good overall condition and is complete with a very nice long all nickel lanyard chain with button hook end. Getting much harder to find these now.
1915 Drill and Field Training manual. 1915ed. 'Drill and Field Training - Attack, Defence, Outposts, Scouting, bayonet Fighting, Field Sketching, Night Operations ' . Part of the Imperial Army series, the 250pgs cover all aspects of these subjects with comprehensive sketches, diagrams, b/w photographs and pull-out maps. Attractive period adverts to front. Good, used condition with some wear to covers.
1915 Gallipoli ' Trench Map '. Highly evocative, 1:20,000 scale map of the Gallipoli peninsula. Produced by the Army Survey Dept. and printed in Egypt in 1915 with the heading ' Anafarta Sagir '. The map shows the area of Suvla Bay , north to Kartal Tepe and has numerous pencil annotations anglicising the various Turkish names. There are other annotations denoting MG positions, bearings and lines of marches ? The map is in good condition but does bear some ominous staining to the outer face which in some cases has come through. Contemporary maps of this region are exceedingly scarce and with the annotations and staining of this map make an evocative souvenir of the ill-fated Dardanelles campaign.
1915 Grenadier Guards casualty trio and Mary Tin Grouping. WW1 1914-15 Trio to 13056 Pte.Harry.R.Arnold 2/Coldstream Guards with Princess Mary Gift Tin and bullet pencil. Arnold was killed on 06/07/1915 near La Basee aged 20, he is buried in Cambrin Churchyard Cemetery Extension. Medals come with original ribbons and are in good, clean condition also Record Office certificates issuing the medals to an address in Birmingham in 1920. Grouping also comes with Arnold's dogtag, sweetheart brooch and in memorium card. Interestingly there is a very clean Princess Mary gift tin with 1915 card and silver topped, monogrammed bullet pencil accompanied by a letter forwarding the tin from a Lt.Col in the Coldstream Guards. Comes with MIC, CWGC details etc. Interesting and poignant group.
1915 Lowland Regiment Badge Day badges. Compressed card WW1 Badge Day badges for the Lowland Regiment 1915. In good overall condition with original pins, slightly dulled with minor rubbing. Priced individually.
1915 Manual - Camps, Billets, Cooking, Cermonial. 1915 1st ed. ' Camps, Billets, Cooking , Ceremonial - Sanitation, Organization ( sic ) ,Routine, Guard Duties, Inspection & Bivouacs '. Part of the Imperial Army Series, this 220pg manual deals with the nuts and bolts of an army on campaign. Containing period adverts, this example in good, used condition.
1915 Manual - Physical Training. 1915 1st Ed. ' Physical Training - Swedish Exercises, Athletic Sports, Swimming, Diving and Life Saving ' by ' an Officer of the Regular Army '. Part of the Imperial Army Series, this 248pg manual deals with all aspects of fitness for an army on campaign. Containing period adverts, this example in good, used condition.
1915 Manual - Signalling. 1915 3rd ed. ' Signalling - Morse, Semaphore, Station Work, Despatch Riding , Telephone Cables and Map Reading '. Part of the Imperial Army Series, this 206pg manual deals with the nuts and bolts of an army's signalling abilities Containing period adverts, this example in excellent , lightly used condition ex. IWM library.
1915 Notes from the Front Pt.III ' Notes from the Front Pt.III further notes on field defences 1915 '. 78pgs, inc. sketches and diagrams outlining the construction of trenches, mg emplacements etc. Also includes other notes on care of rifles, frost-bite, espionage, distinguishing marks on German officers etc. Good, used condition with creases, marking etc., and named to front cover. Ex. lib. IWM.
1915 RNAS Training Manual. 338pg 1915ed RNAS Training Manual 1914. Thorough coverage of all aspects of aeronautics from flying, engines, stowage, handling etc. Large section on airships and balloons and seaplanes with large numbers of b/w illustrations, sketches, diagrams and fold-out plates. In good, used condition with bumped spines and some marking.
1915 Trench British whistle. 1915 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham with leather fob. In good condition, patinated overall with some light wear to plating and one bruise to body.
1915 Wristwatch with dedication. Early wristwatch with a Swiss movement featuring a 1915 dedication to reverse. Nickel case with original strap this example of a ' wristlet ' has an engraved dedication ' Claude Smith from P10 P10 Friends on his departure to the Front 1915 '. Watch in tired condition, minus it's second hand and in non working order, I suspect it has been over wound so should not pose too difficult a repair, but the poignant dedication merits further research.
1916 Australian Imperial Force Match box cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover commemorating the Australian Imperial Forces. AIF cabbage design to one face with the Southern Cross, Australian flag to the reverse. This would appear to be a Christmas gift to the troops from the Australian War Contingent in 1916. In good, overall condition with one light scorch mark.
1916 dated Trench Whistle & Lanyard. 1916 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham with lanyard. Whistle in good, used condition with some minor dents and marks, manufacturer markings to body and patent details to cap. Sound rope lanyard.
1916 Manual Infantry Training. Infantry Training ( 4-Company Organization ) 1914 .1916ed.265pg manual dealing with all aspects of Infantry training from drill, without arms to field operations, machine guns in battle and defence and attack. Thorough coverage illustrated with sketches and diagrams and numerous appendices including bayonet fighting. Covers worn with light water marking, contents clean.
1916 Marching Compass and Case. 1916 dated Mk VII Verner's Pattern Marching Compass by Short & Mason, London contained in a 1918 dated leather pouch. Compass in excellent, clean condition, fully functioning with some minor loss of luminous paint to arrow. Clean leather pouch, manufacturer marked and with an ink inscription ' W.Hulsen Capt R.A. ' to both sides.
1916 Military sketching Manual. 1916ed. ' Military Landscape Sketching and Target Indication ' by W.G.Newton of the Artists' Rifles. 45pg, illustrated guide to sketching including sketching through field glasses and periscopes. Excellent, clean condition with some very light marking to board covers.
1916 Notes on Trench Warfare - Revised Diagrams. 1917ed. ' Notes on Trench Warfare for Infantry Officers - Revised Diagrams '. 76pgs of diagrams and plans covering all aspects of trench warfare including wire obstacles, trench construction, dug out plans, sniper positions, loopholes, elephant shelters etc. very thorough coverage. Excellent, clean condition ex lib. IWM
1916 Photoograph - Officers inc. Norfolk Yeomanry. 19 x 15cms image of a group of officers wearing cuff rank tunics with most of the group showing Norfolk Yeomanry insignia. Good, clear image inscribed with date and negative numbers etc. to reverse.
1916 S.Lancs Group Photograph. 27 x 23cms approx. good, clean image, mounted on board, entitled ' No.4 Platoon 1st South Lancs Regt. Quetta? 1916 '. Sharp photograph showing the platoon in KD uniforms with tropical helmets showing pugaree flashes.
1916 silver topped Coldstream Guards Cane. 87cm approx, good quality, silver - topped cane. 1916, London hallmarked, heavy silver top engraved with the initials H.G. Coldstream Guards '. This cane was once the property of the poet Harry Graham who joined the Guards in 1893 serving as aide-de-camp to the Governor-General of Canada before becoming a full time writer in 1906. He rejoined the Coldstream Guards in 1914 serving in France with the 40th and 5th Divisions dying of cancer in 1936. A prolific writer he was compared to Edward Lear and cited as an influence on writers including P.G.Wodehouse. A good, high quality momento of one of the lesser known soldier writer/poets.
1916 Trench British whistle. 1916 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham, patent details to cap, broad arrow marked to lanyard ring. Good, overall condition.
1917 2 Pdr MkI HE QF fixed round. Nicely marked 2 Pdr MkI HE QF fixed round for use with Naval AA 2 Pdr gun. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated projectile ( EADIE 1917 ) with similarly dated fuse and case ( maker: VSM - Vickers ). Excellent, clean, unfired condition. INERT UK sales only.
1917 dated Trench Whistle. The more uncommon snail type whistle by James Hudson & Son, Birmingham. Dated 1917 with original leather fob. Nickelled finish with areas of wear, barely discernible markings to fob.
1917 Hospital Presentation Picture Frame. A Hallmarked silver picture frame with the inscription ' Cober Hill Hospital Xmas 1917 from Lord Airedale ' containing a period picture of a nurse. This frame was presented to staff nursing war wounded at Cober Hill, a large private house on the edge of Cloughton near Scarborough. The house was used as a hospital during the First World War and is now a hotel. Frame 8 x 10.5cms approx.
1917 Instructions for the Training of Platoons for Offensive Action. SS.143 ' Instructions for the Training of Platoons for Offensive Action 1917 '. 16pgs + appendices outlining organisations and tactics and training for trench to trench attacks and open warfare. Good used condition with various stains, marks etc with some contemporary notes.
1917 Manual Methods of Unarmed Attack and Defence. 1917 HMSO Manual ' Methods of Unarmed Attack and Defence '. Three sections outlining simple methods of attack and defence for recruits, advanced methods for trained soldiers and specialist methods for military police. Illustrated throughout with sketches showing a chisel jawed Tommy grappling with a darstardly Hun. Ex Lib. IWM marked to the 172nd Machine Gun Company. Light marking , creasing etc.
1918 British Manual Tactical Employment of Lewis Guns. Jan 1918 Manual ' The Tactical Employment of Lewis Guns '. 28pgs including photographs, sketches and diagrams offering advice in the use of Lewis Guns in trench to trench attack or against aircraft and in open warfare. Demonstrates the loading go G.S. wagons for Lewis gun use and also instructions for wearing equipment for carrying Lewis Gun magazines. Card covers have suffered some loss whilst staples have rusted through. Contents however, are in good used condition. Priced accordingly. POSTFREE within UK
1918 Manual - Physical Training, Tables, Games & Unarmed Fighting. 1918 Manual - Physical Training, Tables, Games & Unarmed Fighting. 96pgs representing an amalgamation of other manuals, illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams including sketches showing a chisel jawed Tommy grappling with a darstardly Hun as well as methods of rescuing the wounded. Good, condition with some foxing and marking of covers.
1918 US Knuckle Knife. Made to the design of a Major James Eugene McNary an officer of the US Ordnance Dept in France this knife represents an iconic design. This particular example was made for the American Expeditionary Forces in France and has the ' Au Lion ' trademark to the blade ricasso. The cast brass knuckle hilt is marked ' U.S.1918 '. The double edged blade retains it's point and shows very light signs of sharpening and the knife is contained in it's original steel scabbard. An excellent example of an iconic knife.
1930's British Union Political Pamphlet. 7pg pamphlet produced on behalf of the British Union in the mid to late 1930's. Entitled ' Gainst Trust & Monopoly ! " Shopkeepers Action " ' this polemic is an attack on Jewish corporate influence to the detriment of the British ' small trader '. Containing adverts endorsing Moseley and for subscription to ' Action ' this example in good condition with both staples having rusted away.
1934 Koblenz Tinny. 1934 die-struck, pinback ' tinny ' badge for the ' Reichsverbandstag der Klempneru. Jnstallateure Koblenz 15-17.9 1934 '. In excellent, bright condition.
1935 Gautag OstHannover Daybadge. Large 45mm day badge for the celebrations of ten years of the Gau Osthannover on the Gautag in 1935. Made from plastic or phenolic with a pin fastening, faint traces of manufacturer's details to the reverse. Uncommon.
1935 N.S.D.A.P. Kreistag Tinny. 1935 die-struck, pinback ' tinny ' badge for the ' Kreistag der N.S.D.A.P. des Siegkreises '. In excellent, crisp condition with it's silvered finish patinating overall.
1935-36 WHW Daybage - Adolf Hitler. Alloy, finback day badge featuring a Hitler bust within oak leaf wreath given for the Winter Help campaign of 1935-36. Manufacturer marked to reverse. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
1936 Olympics Photo Album. This photo album, published in 36/37, was produced so you could collect and stick in, black and white photos, recording the events, races and personalities of the Olympic Games in Berlin. The album is complete with ALL the photos, although most have never been stuck in. Part of a two volume set, this being vol.2, the book still acts as a stand alone record, unusually complete with it's d/w and contained in the original slip case and in excellent condition.
1937 Kreistag Der N.S.D.A.P. Tinny. 1937 die-struck, pinback ' tinny ' badge for the ' Kreistag der N.S.D.A.P. der Siegkreises 1937 '. In excellent, bright condition.
1938 Air Force List. April 1938 Air Force List giving information of all officers, squadrons and airfields in the RAF at that point. Invaluable reference including much information concerning pilots who went on to fly during the Battle of Britain, Tuck, Malan, Bader amongst others. Contents tight and clean with chipped and torn paper covers.
1939 British O/R's F.S.Cap. good O/R's Field Service Cap badged to the The South Staffordshire Regiment. 1939 dated, manufactured by James Collins Ltd., size 6 5/8. In good,used , unmothed condition.
1939 Silver Wound Badge. An excellent example of the 1939 2nd Type Wound Badge in silver. Needle pin fastening , marked to the reverse, lip of the catch mounting, with the number in relief ' 100 ' , the LDO number for Rudolf Wachtler und Lange, Mittwaida i.Sa. 95% silvering remaining to the fine zinc badge with light rubbing to highlights.
1940 Armoured Fighting Vehicles Manual. 1940ed., landscape format ' Armoured Fighting Vehicles ( British and Foreign ). Prominently marked ' not to be taken into front line trenches ' this card folder contains descriptions and views of British, French and German tanks and armoured cars. Illustrated with sketches, diagrams and photographs with distinguishing features listed in an attempt to provide easy recognition. Good, clean condition.
1940 British O/R's F.S.Cap. A good O/R's Field Service Cap badged to the King's ( Liverpool ) Regiment. 1940 dated, size 7 1/8 with manufacturer's details and a pencilled name ' F.H.Smith '. Bimetal badge with sown in badge slider retainer. In good, used unmothed condition.
1940 British O/R's F.S.Cap. A good O/R's Field Service Cap badged to the The King's Own Lancaster Regiment. 1940 dated, manufactured by J.Collett Ltd., size 6 7/8. In good clean, unmothed condition.
1940 Dated '08 Pattern Webbing Belt. Standard '08 Patt webbing belt, size ' Large ' but dated 1940.This example was one of the last '08 belts manufactured when the War Office placed an order with the Mills Equipment Company for belts in May 1940 to make up for losses at Dunkirk, and to bridge the gap before widespread use of the P.37 Web Equipment. In good, used condition, a small area of fraying to one of the rear straps, lightly blancoed with date, size and manufacturer's details to reverse. Uncommon.
1940 Kriegsmarine Warship Identification Manual. 1940ed. Berlin ' Kennung der Kriegsschiffe ', 189g manual showing the known warships of the world's navies in silhouette form. Divided in ship classes, also includes information on pennant numbers flags, aircraft markings etc. In good, used, clean condition with markings that originated from the Kriegsmarine library in Kiel.
1940 Patt. Battledress trousers. An excellent pair of 1940 Patt. Battledress trousers, probably unissued. Size No.5 - 5ft 5ins-5ft 6ins with a waist 31-32ins. Dated ' October 1941' with intact label,and all buttons and in excellent condition. Some very minor areas of moth damage, four holes with 3mm being the largest. All in all, an excellent pair of '40 Patt. BD trousers competetively priced to reflect the very minor damage.
1940 Patt. Battledress trousers. A large size, useable pair of slightly tatty 1940 B.D. Trousers. Size No.13 - 5' 11" - 6'0ft, waist 33-34ins with a faint 1942 date. Intact label to reverse, inspection stamp to interior. Moderate mothing to both crotch and just above the ankle to both legs ( see photos ) , would reward some invisible mending. However, priced accordingly.
1940 Villach Winter sports Day Badge. Pinback, alloy daybadge for an International Winter sports competition held in January 1940 at Villach. Good overall condition, light rubbing to highlights.
1940's 609 Squadron RAF badge. 1940's brass and enamel pinback badge for 609 Squadron. The ninth squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 609 flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain becoming the first unit to score 100 victories. Badge in good used condition, maker marked to the reverse ' Birmingham Medal Co. '
1941 FS Cap with Officer cadet band. 1941 dated and manufacturer marked standard woolen FS cap complete with white crepe band signalling officer cadet or OCTU candidate. Size 7 1/8 and made by S & P.Harris and in good condition with no sign of any badge being affixed. Pencilled initials to the interior. Unusual.
1941 Jeep Manual. TM-10-1207 Dec.1941 'Maintenance Manual for Willys Truck 1/4 Ton 4 x 4 Model MB'. 136pg, profusely illustrated with b/w photographs and diagrams, original manual for the ubiquitous 'Jeep '. Manual produced by Willys-Overland for the US Government, provides a comprehensive workshop guide and is an invaluable tool to the maintenance of a Jeep. In good, used condition with light staining and marking of covers but with clean content. Fabric spine partially detatched but binding tight.
1941 Manual - German Armoured Formations. Feb.1941 General Staff ' German Armoured Formations in action '.30pgs with pull out tables, maps and appendices with an overall appraisal of German armoured formations and equipment in the West. This manual borrows extensively from study of the fighting in Poland, Norway and France . Good, clean condition with some very minor marking of covers etc.
1942 British Emergency Ration Tin. British WW2 issue Emergency Ration tin, without contents. Impressed instructions to lid including the phrase ' not to be opened except by order of an officer '. Label indicating manufacture by Bovril in 1942 to lid. Good, overall condition with rubbing to corners, edges etc.
1942 Colt 1911A1 .45 Probably unissued Colt 1911A1 .45 Auto leather holster. Clearly stamped to the reverse \'Milwaukee Saddlery Co. 1942\'. In excellent condition complete with leg thong. Some verdigris around the copper rivets (easily removed) and minor scratches and stains (again easily treated), this example still retains much of it\'s original leather dressing and condition from new. Excellent example
1942 dated Cap Comforter. Beloved of early Commando units, the woollen cap comforter was considered essential issue to all troops serving in the UK. By 1942 however, the scale of issue had been reduced but was retained by many of the field force units including the Commandos. This example is in mint, unissued condition with clear manufacturer\'s markings and date, 1942. No moth.
1942 Dieppe Raid photographs. 20 German souvenir photos taken in the aftermath of the August 1942 attack on Dieppe. Various views of tanks, landing craft, prisoners and damage taken by German war correspondents in the hours after the raid,some are annotated in German. All photos are contemporary copies and are approx 9cms x 6cms. These views were popular souvenirs of the Dieppe garrison and this particular set was liberated by a Royal Engineer and was found amongst his \' German souvenirs \'. All images are clear and in good condition.
1942 Guide to Identification of German Units. 1942, War Office publication ' A Guide to the Identification of German Units '. 28pgs with colour illustrations of badges of rank, shoulder boards etc. and sections on how to read identity tags and soldbuchs. Light marking to covers, with ' IO ' for intelligence officer inscribed to front covers.
1942 Middle East Navigation Manual - LRDG & SAS M.E.T.P.No.9 Pt.VI ' Field Navigation Pt.1 Dead Reckoning '. 61pg manual produced in the Middle East giving instruction on DR navigation for the desert with sections on the Bagnold Sun Compass designed for greater precision than the Coles pattern and used by the LRDG and SAS. Also features the LRDG pattern protractor. Staples rusted away leaving some staining but otherwise clean. Scarce manual used by the iconic LRDG.
1942 SAT Vol.1 No.13 Grenade. 1942ed. SAT Vol.1 No.13 Grenade. 48pg manual covering all major grenades in service use at this time, No.36, 68AT, 69, 73AT, 74 Sticky bomb, 75 Hawkins and No.77. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. In excellent, clean condition, slight rusting to staples.
1943 Boiled Sweets, Salt & Matches Ration Tin. 1943 dated tin for the sweet issue in WW2 British army rations. Good, used condition with some wear and light abrasions and the remains of the original sealing tape to the sides.
1943 British Booby Trap Manual. 1943 British Booby Trap manual. An important manual covering all of the main trips, fuzes and delays in use by British forces. Profusely illustrated covering everything from Limpet mines, time pencils, L delays to the No.8 Switch the so-called ' debolocker '. Good, used condition with slight rusting of staples, amended to June 1944 and officially altered title. Scarce.
1943 M.I.14 Secret report \' Germanic Legions \'. Original, Secret 7 page typewritten report entitled \' Germanic Legions \' giving an overview of the SS non-German units provided by the occupied countries . Gives brief appraisals of units such as Nordland, Prinz Eugen, Walloon and Langemark including their numbers and a brief historical overview. The report was undertaken by M.I.14 a section of British Military Intelligence that specialised in German intelligence. The report is in excellent, clean condition with some smudging ( possibly from carbon paper when originally typed ) with some crayon notations. Dated 20/02/43 and headed M.I.14 and marked \' SECRET \'.
1943 Manual Aids to Visual Deception. 1943 M.T.P.No.57 ' Aids to Visual Deception '. 48pgs inc. diagrams and sketches outlining advanced camouflage techniques from dummy vehicles and men to shadow masking and enhancing. Uncommon, in good, used condition ( ex lib. IWM ).
1943 Safety Fuze Container. Painted tin for Safety Fuze. Safety fuze was widely used by Special Forces, engineers and saboteurs for setting off explosive charges and burnt at a rate of 20 secs per yard. Tin with original label with a printed 1943 date, good condition with some wear to paint finish.
1943 SS Diary. 1943 SS Diary and Yearbook, unused. Uncommon example packed with information from the organisation and raison d'etre for the SS to colourful charts depicting the insignia of all arms of the German forces. The frontispiece is a picture of Hitler with the endpapers taken up by a similar image of Himmler. The unused diary is filled with additional dates of significance in the National Socialist calender. Worn and slightly tired condition, unfortunately missing two of the 24 uniform plates but priced at less than half of an example we sold two years ago.
1943 Sweets Ration Tin. 1943 dated tin for the sweet issue in WW2 British army rations. Good, clean condition with some wear and light abrasions.
1944 Army Tropical Airtex Jacket. Size 2, 1944 dated Army Officer's Jungle Green Jacket. In good, used condition with all compressed vegetable/wooden buttons and manufacturer's marks and dates to interior.
1944 British Gas Detector Brassard. A scarce example of the British gas detector brassard. Manufacturer marked and dated 1944 to the reverse this is the light buff version which has a coated layer which reacts to the presence of mustard gas. This example was found folded up in a light respirator case and other than folds is in excellent condition.
1944 dated 1940 Patt. Battledress Blouse. Particularly clean, large size, 1944 dated BD Blouse. Size No.13 Height 5' 11" - 6' , Chest 38" - 39" , Waist 33" - 34". Officer's name inked to 1944 dated label with manufacturer's details ' Denhams ( Norwich ) Ltd. Tailored neck with added lining, minor indications of previous rank to shoulder straps, all buttons, moth free with an even, fresh nap to the cloth. Excellent, clean example.
1944 Dated Denison Smock. One of the definitive items of the British Airborne soldier ' Smock, Denison Airborne Troops ', This example dated 1944 and a size 4 - - 5' 6" to 5' 8" , chest 39 to 41ins although like most is larger. Good, uniform colours throughout with intact tail and Newey snaps. All buttons and press studs present with the exception of one of the adjusting tabs. Zip intact and running, although hit and miss when staying closed. Various small nips and tears with three larger holes ( right shoulder, left waist, front and rear ) but not serious and easily repaired and typical of usage. Some flecking of paint? that is removable with a fingernail, semi-lined collar with minimal wear. A good example of an unaltered Denison.
1944 G.S.Beret. A 1944 dated, size 6 5/8 G.S.Beret by J.Collett Ltd. Slightly faded manufacture details etc., with inspection mark and bold stencilled service number. Evidence of a badge being fitted and in good, used condition with two minor grazes.
1944 KREIGSMARINE 'POCKET BOOK FOR THE NAVY'. A great little book that was issued throughout the Kreigsmarine containing virtually everything a sailor should know!!! Maps, uniforms, ranks, proceedure, knots, organisational structure, general knowledge, etc etc etc. A super little thing, THis was the 24th year of publication, so was first issued in 1920!!
1944 Manual - Employment of Amphibians in Combined Ops. Combined Operations Pamphlet No.30 ' Employment of Amphibians in Combined Operations ' 1944. 48pgs with sketches, diagrams and b/w illustrations covering subjects from DUKW stowage to LVT operations, also includes pictures of the British Terrapin I and II under development. Good, used condition with some marking, light staining etc. Uncommon.
1944 Manual Warfare in the Far East. MTP. No.52 Warfare in the Far East. 101pgs with large number of diagrams, sketches and b/w photographs covering all aspects of warfare in the Far East. Topics range from Japanese tactics , geography, jungle craft, first aid, ambushes, hygiene, etc. Comprehensive primer to British thoughts on the how and the why of fighting against the Japanese. Good, used condition with light marking to covers.
1944 Notes From Theatres of War - Pacific. Notes From Theatres of War No.18 : Pacific 1943/1944. Dec.1944, 24pg manual with fold-out map outlining different aspects of the US experience of fighting the Japanese. Sections on intelligence, arms and special weapons including dogs and Japanese methods. Good, clean condition with crease to cover.
1944 Unissued Jungle Green Trousers. 1944 dated Jungle green Trousers. Indian made, with various size, date and manufacturer stampings. Approx 32" waist. Unissued condition with cutters/tailors markings to the interior. Uncommon in this condition.
1944ed. SS Leitheft Magazine. 1944ed 48pgs ' SS Leitheft '.This "SS-leadership magazine", as it is often called, was published in German in Berlin from 1934 onward, and in the beginning mostly circulated among professional officers in the SS. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the Main Office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. It's contents, illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches etc., extoll the history and benefits of the Germanic way of life and the close ties with the SS and history. Excellent condition and unusual item of Nazi propaganda.
1945 Brass Bell Push. New Old Stock military brass bell push dated 1945. Contained in it's original wrapping and box. Ideal for summoning the staff !
1945 Brigadier's SD Cap. A good example of a SD cap for an officer with the rank of Brigadier. 1945 dated by Hobson & Sons this example was previously the property of Brigadier W.E.Underhill of the Leicester Regt. who was made Acting Brigadier in 1944 and was active in NW Europe during 1944/45 commanding 102 Reinforcement Group and then 16th L of C around Ghent. Standard war issue SD cap with WD inspection marks to interior with crimson wool band with bullion Brigadier's badge applied. Maker marked to leather sweatband and Leicester Regt buttons retaining cross strap. In good condition with some minor moth tracking to crown. Acquired directly from the family ( SEE Also item 7061).
1945 Commando Beret. An excellent example of a wartime Commando beret. Size 6 1/2, dated 1945, made by Kangol Wear Ltd with inspection stamp. Probably issued and kept for best or stand down parade as loose cotton tacking runs around the inside and signs of wear are very minimal . Has had a cap badge fitted at one point. Overall in excellent condition with two very minor moth nips to reverse.
1945 Jungle Green Trousers. 1945 dated Jungle green Trousers. Indian made, with date and manufacturer stampings and an owner's name in purple ink. Approx 32" waist and in good used condition, one button missing to leg pocket otherwise all present ( one or two slightly loose ). No damage.
1945 Royal Marines Beret. A good, probably unissued Royal Marines beret. Size 7 1/4, 1945 dated by Kangol Wear Ltd dark blue wooden beret. Red badge backing attached with brass RM o/r's cap badge affixed. Generally excellent condition wit some moth peppering.
1950's Royal Naval Reserve Poster. 75 x 50cms approx. recruiting poster for the Royal Naval Reserve. Prepared for the Admiralty by the Central Office of Information and printed by Jordison & Co. Ltd, this 1950's era poster features a bright, bold graphic by the artist Jack Mathew. In excellent, clean condition with some very minor stains, creases etc. 2 Available.
1950's/1960's Recruiting Posters. 25cm x 37cm recruiting posters for the British Regular Army. Printed on behalf of the War Office both posters feature bright graphic images of armoured cars and tank transporters, probably late 1950's/ early 1960's. Excellent, clean condition.
1959 Soldier - SAS Interest. October 1959 copy of Soldier magazine, the in house Army publication featuring an all colour photograph of SAS interest. The cover shows Lt.Col A.J.Deane-Drummond DSO MC, the SAS commanding officer, inspecting members of a squadron of 22 SAS at Malvern alongside Gen.Sir Francis Festing. The magazine also contains an article on the SAS free fall parachute club. POSTFREE within UK
1960's SAS Wing. Embroidered cotton on wool SAS jump wing. Clear evidence of having been worn displaying a worn and slightly faded appearance. Upswept wings characteristic of post war patterns. Good, original example.
1980's Parachute Beret, badge and Stable Belt. Red Parachute Regiment Beret by Compton Webb Ltd with accompanying staybright Parachute Regiment badge and white metal stable belt. All items in excellent condition.
1990's British Parachute Regiment Insignia. Grouping of unused British Parachute Regiment insignia obtained from a veteran who served through the 1990's. Stay bright cap badge by J.R.Gaunt, 2 x Parachute Regiment shoulder titles, 2 x Pegasus sleeve badges and a set of parachute qualification wings. All in unissued condition.
19th Century Indian Military Whistle. Victorian/Early C20 Indian issue military whistle. Heavily nickelled, cone shaped whistle with ' broad arrow I ' marking c/w leather fob fitting. Good condition, uncommon.
1:5000 WW1 Trench Map. Small sized 1:5000 \' snapshot \' trench map of Achiet - le - Petit for February 1917 showing trenches around the village. Approx map size 20cm x 22cm bearing a stamp for the General Staff Map Room. In excellent, clean condition with folding marks.
1st & 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry 1939-1946 History. 1946 1st ed. ' 1st & 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry 1939 - 1946 ' with drawings by Mjr.D.G.Bevan M.C. 141pgs including maps, sketches, b/w photographs and roll of honour outlining the service of both units of the armoured Northants Yeo. starting with Home service, Normandy, the breakout followed by Belgium, Holland and Germany . In good, clean condition.
1st Lanarkshire Artillery Volunteers Helmet Plate. Die-struck, white metal O/R's helmet plate for use on the blue cloth helmet by the 1st Lanarkshire Artillery Volunteers. Excellent, clean example.
1st Patt F.S.Knife. An example of the classic 1st Pattern Fairburn-Sykes Fighting Knife, as produced by Wilkinson Sword from 1941. Nickel-plate on brass and steel with ' Wilkinson Sword ' and ' F-S Fighting Knife ' etch to both sides. Both knife and scabbard are in excellent condition with bright plating . Slight wear to handle and some very minor spots of corrosion near ricasso. Now to the but, the blade no longer has it's needle point and has a more rounded profile but there are no obvious signs of alteration, grind marks etc and the blade has a uniform polished appearance through out. As a consequence the knife is priced accordingly and is an opportunity to acquire what is otherwise an outstanding knife at a realistic price. Age declaration, OVER 18, required.
2 Bar QSA Natal Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 2 Bar QSA to BR:J.CORNEILLE NATAL VO.AMB.C with bars Relief of Ladysmith and Tugela Heights. Good, clean condition with minor edge knocks with copies of attestation and medal roll. Unusual.
200% ORIGINAL BULLION VISOR CAP CORDS. From same source as the epps and Luftwaffe cap insignia, these are a beautifull aged and supple set of Officers cap cords, that went on ANY Third Reich Officers visor cap. A perfect replacement for a damaged set. 200% real!!!! Supple, great colour.
20th (Pals) Battalion Manchester Regiment Casualty Group. War and Victory Pair to 40395 Pte.Albert Augustus Clark of " A " Company 20th (Pals) Battalion The Manchester Regiment (5th City). He was killed on 15/05/1917 age 22 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The pair come in the original box and are in the original envelopes with lengths of contemporary unused ribbon. Accompanied by the Medal Record Office slip dated 1922 and a contemporary framed and glazed Casualty Scroll. All items are in excellent condition with the exception of the medal box which has had it's corners broken. The framed scroll is in particularly good and attractive condition.
20th Indian Division Royal Artillery Bush Hat South African manufactured bush hat to 1073530 B.S.M. J.Fry of the Royal Artillery attached to the 20th Indian Division. The division was heavily involved in the fighting in Assam, Burma and Indo-China. This example manufactured by Harritz Hat Factory, South Africa, size 6 7/8 with leather sweatband and complete with it's chinstrap. A 20th Indian Division sign is attached to the puggaree with a Royal Artillery diamond with attached RA grenade to the opposing turn up. In superb, clean condition, no mothing with light staining to headband. It would be difficult to find a better example of a WW2 bush hat.
22nd( East African ) Brigade formation signs. Facing pair of uncut printed formation signs for 22nd ( East African ) Brigade. Forming part of 11 Div. the Brigade fought in Italian East Africa, Abyssinia, Madagascar and Ceylon and went on to fight with 14th Army in Burma. Uncommon formation sign.
23 SAS Regt. momentos. A grouping of original items pertaining to service with 23 Special Air Service Regiment. Two original wings, both showing signs of having been removed from a uniform, one of the traditional pattern, another, smaller, probably having changed shape through washing. Accompanied by two anodised buttons and several pieces of headed stationery, forms etc and a 2001 copy of ' Mars and Minerva ' the journal of the SAS. All in good condition.
23rd Hussars collar badges. Pair of white metal collar badges for the 23rd Hussars. Raised in 1940 this armoured cavalry regiment was assigned to 29th Armoured Brigade of 11th Armoured Division and took serious casualties in Normandy. It was disbanded in Jan 1946 having fought through into Germany. Both badges in good clean condition with all lugs.
23rd Indian Division SEAC Royal Artillery BD Blouse. Size 7 BD Blouse badged to a Corporal of the Royal Artillery , 23rd Indian Div under South East Asia Command. The blouse is interesting as it has been salvaged and reworked and as such has a number of contemporary repairs. The original manufacturer's label has been removed and replaced with a small label bearing a contractor's code and an indication of being salvaged. Sizes have been stencilled in paint to the lining. Sporting a white RA lanyard to one shoulder and a name to the collar with machine stitching to all insignia. The 23rd Indian Div and SEAC titles are all locally made patterns. An attractive and interesting BD blouse.
25th Dragoons Cap Badge, KC (Bi-Metal). A good example of a 25th Dragoons Cap Badge, KC (Bi-Metal). Patinated overall with slightly deformed lugs to reverse.
25th Foot - Kings Own Scottish Borderers Buttons. A pair of early, gilt, 25th Foot Kings Own Scottish Borderers buttons. Identical although only one manufacturer marked ' Jennens, London '. 20mm in size, excellent, bright condition.
25th Independent Infantry Brigade. Heavily embroidered white torii and keys on black background, backed with khaki uniform cloth. Uncommon.
26th ( How ) Medium Bty Pagri Badge. Cast brass ' 26 M ' mounted on red and blue halved cloth diamond pagri badge for the 26th ( Howitzer ) Medium Battery of the 7th Medium Brigade. Worn on the pager of the solar helmet whilst the unit was in India 1932-38. Good, used condition.
2nd Independent Parachute Brigade photographs. 8 x official photographs showing 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade preparing for operations in Greece in 1944, ' Operation Manna '. The Brigade deployed in October 1944 and fought the retreating Germans for the next three months. Good, clear 160mm x 115mm images, some minor abrasions and dents, not effecting the images. Unusual.
2nd London Regt ( Royal Fusiliers ) MM Group. MM, War Medal and Victory trio to ' 232918 Pte.R.P.Walton 2/ Lond. R.' Court mounted by Spinks, probably in the 1960's with medals polished and then lacquered. Officially impressed as issued, with the MM bearing the number after the battalion was renumbered in 1917. The War and Victory bear the earlier four digit number indicating enlistment March/April 1916. Gazette date 23/07/19 pg 9381. No further research undertaken as yet.
2nd Patt F.S.Knife. A good honest early 2nd Patt F.S. Knife. Chromed brass grip with sharpened blade showing sharpening marks to both sides. No markings on either blade or cross guard. Correct scabbard with chromed chap with both tabs present and intact. Elastic retainer has been replaced contemporaneously with a leather strap with fastener. In ' as found ' condition, uncleaned with honest wear. Age proof, OVER 18, required
2nd Patt F.S.Knife. A good, used example of the 2nd Pattern Commando knife. Brass handled knife, deep blued blade and cross guard with an arrow and partial B2 stamping to the cross guard. This marking has then been overstamped ' England ' indicating that this knife was exported, probably to America. Scabbard is similarly marked and is in good condition with deep blued chap, both tabs and elastic retainer which is now stretched. The knife is in good/better condition with evidence of light sharpening and one minor spot of corrosion ( 2mm ) to blade and light wear to handle. Good example.
2nd Patt F.S.Knife. A good example of the 2nd Pattern Fairburn Sykes fighting knife. Hand drawn blade, bright with some light speckling with closely chequered grip. Sterile with no markings to blade or cross guard. Good condition sheath with nickelled chape and both tabs with elastic retainer present but detached from one side. Good, sound example.
2nd Patt F.S.Knife. A good example of the 2nd Pattern Fairburn Sykes fighting knife. Hand drawn blade, stained with evidence of being sharpened , light closely chequered grip with some loss of plating to cross guard. Sterile with no markings to blade or cross guard. Good condition sheath with nickelled chape but with the top carefully removed by unpicking the stitching, a not uncommon practice in service. Good, sound, used example.
2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars 1941 - 42 1950 1st ed. 96pgs ' Second Royal Gloucestershire Hussars - Libya-Eygpt 1941-1942 ' by Mjr. Stuart Pitman. Gives a history of the one year in which the unit actually was involved in combat in this case in the Western Desert. B/w illustrations maps and a Rol of Honour. Good overall condition with slightly sunned boards and wear to spine.
2nd Special Service Brigade Formation Sign . Embroidered formation sign for the 2nd Special Service Brigade. Formed from the Independent Companies and then went on to form No.s 9 and II Commandos. Showing crossed claymores in green on a purple background, this example in good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
2nd Warsaw Armoured Division Badge. Silered, die struck breast badge to be worn by a member of the 2nd Warsaw Armoured Division. Manufactured by F.M.Loriolli and marked accordingly to the brass retaining spinner. This example also has, presumably, the owner's name scratched into the reverse. Good, original example.
3 Commando sleeve insignia. A 3 Commando \' sleeve \' comprising \' No.3 Commando \' red on black, embroidered wool shoulder title with a red on black embroidered Combined Operations formation sign. Both items have clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform with the Combined Ops badge probably having been trimmed into a circular shape from a larger tombstone type. Good overall condition with minor knicks but unmothed.
3 PAIRS OF WW2+ RAF EPAULETES FOR SQUADRON LEADER. I purchased the effects of Squadron Leader.................who flew during and after the war. All the uniforms and effects were in a large tin box, and these were some of the uniform accessories. Consists of a set of dress uniform epps, shirt epps and slip on epps, plus one odd one.
36th Division Bush Hat. 1942 dated, size 6 1/2 bush hat worn by 163831 G.Piddock who fought with 36 Division. 36th Division first saw action in the Arakan in early 1944and fought down through Burma in constant contact with the Japanese and being supplied from the air for much of that time. Bush hat has a worked thong over the puggaree and bears an embroidered 36th Div. badge to one turn up, it retains it's leather headband and strap but has had the attentions of moth apparent in several areas ( now dormant after treatment ). Owner's details inked to hat and headband, hole to rear brim for hanging purposes, generally dusty condition. Priced to reflect moth damage.
36th Independent Infantry Brigade. Embroidered badge of the 36th Independent Infantry Brigade. Made up initially from men from the Kent area symbolised by the cobnut. Deployed as part of the BEF the unit was largely wiped out before being reformed and seeing service in the Middle East. Excellent condition with residual signs of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon.
3rd Patt F.S.Knife with Wilkinson etch. Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This example has the Wilkinson Sword logo etched to one side of the blade, although faint against the deep blackened finish. Contained in a flat bottomed chape scabbard typical of Wilkinson products. Both items in good condition with some minor surface corrosion, scabbard in excellent condition although elastic retainer missing and with small holes in either tab and to the top of the scabbard. Uncommon.
3rd PATTERN 'FAIRBAIRN SYKES' COMMANDO KNIFE. A very good example of the WW2 3rd pattern commando knife, designed by Fairbairn-Sykes. This one is made by the WILLIAM RODGERS company Sheffield A used example which shows a little age. The heavy ribbed grip is a bronze colour with darkening between the ribbing. Steel blued crossguard. William Rodgers markings stamped underneath. Good blued blade shows no sharpening and retains about 70% of the original finish. Nice leather scabbard complete with all 4 'sew on' tabs. Nice leather belt loop riveted to scabbard body, but the elasticated retaining strap has gone to time. Lower scabbard chape is brass with a single brass retaining stud. Nice, clean example.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains nearly all of it's blackened finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top. Some minor rubbing to the highpoints with some minor areas of corrosion and paint splashes to handle and scabbard . Blade retains the majority of it's blued finish with clearly discernible cross-graining apart from the tip. Late pattern sheath with both tabs and elastic retainer in good, used order with a cut to the body of the scabbard. All together an excellent example that has come straight from a house clearance and is in as found condition.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains much of it's blackened finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 4 ' cast into the top. Some minor rubbing to the highpoints . Blade retains much of it's blued finish with clearly discernible cross-graining and light sharpening with light signs of use. Typical wartime pattern sheath with both tabs and elastic retainer in good, used order . All together an excellent example of a wartime 3rd Pattern.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife ntroduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains much of it's blackened finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top which is difficult to discern due to casting flux. Some minor rubbing to the highpoints . Blade retains much of it's blued finish with clearly discernible cross-graining with no sign of sharpening, slight deforming of tip but still intact. Typical wartime pattern sheath with both tabs but missing elastic retainer in good, order . All together an excellent example of a wartime 3rd Pattern.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife - Indian issue. A good, used example of the 3rd Pattern F.S. Knife with Indian acceptance marks. Standard 3rd Patt handle with ' 2 ' mold number to the top, blackened finish now largely absent with some bruising and knocks. Cross guard with some light corrosion markings and a broad arrow ' I ' acceptance mark. Drawn blade has seen heavy use with evidence of sharpening. Accompanying scabbard has both tabs with elastic keeper having been replaced by a leather lace tie. A good, honest example of a well used 3rd Pattern F.S. Knife .
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife . Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains much of it's finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top . Some minor rubbing to the highpoints . Blade retains much of it's blued finish with signs of light sharpening with a clear inspection mark ' 42 arrow ' to cross guard., slight deforming of tip but still intact. Typical wartime pattern sheath with both tabs but missing elastic retainer and some wear, but in good order . All together an excellent example of a wartime 3rd Pattern.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife . Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains much of it's finish to the cast, ringed grip with the characteristic wartime, thick cross guard . Machine ground blade retaining most of it's finish with a small knick to one edge and signs of contemporary grinding at the point. Contained in a typical leather scabbard but with the addition of a German R.A.D. badge to the top ( careful lifting shows a distinct shadow ). Both tabs are present as is the elastic keeper, to the reverse a message ' to Judy from Joe ' has been scratched in the leather. A good example of a 3rd pattern.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife . Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This late war example retains much of it's finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top . Some minor rubbing to the highpoints .Machine-drawn blade retains a good percentage of it's blued finish with clear signs of sharpening. Typical pattern sheath with both tabs, riveted chape and elastic retainer which has now become detached to one side, some wear but in good order . Scratched initials and the letters ' RAF ' to front face. All together a sound example of a wartime 3rd Pattern.
3rd.Pattn. FAIRBURN SYKES DAGGER, NAMED AND WITH MATCHING PAYBOOK. Following a call I visited a family in Ipswich and purchased this dagger, the paybook and a SS man's dagger. All the souvenirs/property of the late Sidney Bird. I am unable to identify exactly where or who he served with, but the paybook clearly shows he was awarded his Parachute badge in 1943. He was therefore with an Airbourne unit and hence was issued with this FS knife. It's not in great condition, blade has been sharpened, but still has most of the blue finish. Leather scabbard is fine, but the elastic retention strap has broken. Scratched into the leather in 2 places is his name 'BIRD'. Here is a little group that could be researched a bit more, and could prove interesting.
4 Commando shoulder title Early, embroidered , plum and white on blue shoulder title for No.4 Commando. This particular pattern replaced the ' Special IV Service ' title in late 1941/ early 1942 before it too was superseded by the all red pattern. This example in excellent, used condition with glue residue to the reverse much of which is removeable with care. Scarce, early title.
4.5" AA MkI Gun Manual. 1940ed. Handbook for the Ordnance Q.F. 4.5 Inch Mark II on Mounting, 4.5-Inch ,A.A.Mark I Land Service. Exhaustive 214pg handbook with 40 fold-out plates, illustrated through out with diagrams and b/w photographs, some fold out plates, including sections on fuzes and ammunition in colour. Good, used condition with some marking to board covers and minor folding marks to contents, otherwise clean. Scarce handbook on the principle, static heavy anti-aircraft used by Britain through out WW2.
43 Div.Worcester Regt Souvenir NSDAP Flag. 125cm x 120cm approx., double-sided NSDAP flag to which a printed Wyvern badge of the 43rd Wessex Division has been stitched and an ink inscription added. Written on to the centre panel ' Captured by A Phillips and Section 8 Sec ' C ' Coy 1/Worc/Regt Oct 24 1944 ' . The down side to this item is the extensive rodent damage ( See images ) but still an interesting and researchable item.
43rd Wessex Division at War 1944-1945. 292pg history of the \'43rd Wessex Division at War 1944-1945\' compiled by Mjr-Gen.H.Essame 1952. A good illustrated history of the Division from it\'s landing in France from D+20, the Battle of the Odon, Hill 112, Nijmegen, through to the Reichswald. Numerous folding maps and appendices. In excellent condition, slightly sunned spine.
4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) Photographs 1941-43. 45 x b/w photographs showing scenes of the 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) during service in the Western Desert in 1941 and some scenes in Italy in 1943 in Shermans. The Regiment went on to fight a hard campaign in Normandy before amalgamating with 3CLY in August 1944. Good, clear images most being 95mm x 65mm ' Brownie ' type images with some minor creasing etc.
4th Panzer Army Surgeon\'s Wehrpass. Wehrpass to Officer Surgeon Wilhelm Kannappel who served with 4th Panzer Army. A First World War veteran, Kannappel saw service on the \'Westfront\' and then in the invasion of France. He then went on to serve in Russia, Desna, Jelnja-Bogen, Brjansk and finally Moscow. He was awarded the EKII and silver service medal (probably Wuttermberg) in WW1 and then the KVKII and the Ostmedaille in WW2. He subsequently served in Germany until the end of the war having left Russia in September 1942 , A well filled out Wehrpass accompanied by a seperate list of details of service and a stand down receipt recording receipt of Wehrpass and pay. In good/excellent condition.
5 Bar Q.S.A. - South African Constabulary. Q.S.A. Bars: TUGELA HEIGHTS, RELIEF of LADYSMITH, TRANSVAAL, LAING'S NEK and SOUTH AFRICA 1901 to 209 Tpr.G.Aitken S.A.C. George Aitken, a Scotsman served with the South African Constabulary from early 1901 until the end of the war. Medal in good, toned condition, SA1901 Bar loose. Comes with some research including medal rolls confirming bars. Good combination of bars.
5 Commando brass shoulder title. Good wartime 5 Commando shoulder title in brass. Cast with integral loops with the characteristic ' 5 ' typical of these titles. The brass 5 Commando shoulder title was produced during their time in the Far East and was in wear from late 1944 and was in widespread use in 1945 during their operations against the Japanese. In excellent, used condition with verdigris to reverse.
5 Commando brass shoulder title. Good wartime 5 Commando shoulder title in brass. Cast with integral loops with the characteristic ' 5 ' typical of these titles. The brass 5 Commando shoulder title was produced during their time in the Far East and was in wear from late 1944 and was in widespread use in 1945 during their operations against the Japanese.
5 Commando Paybook grouping. Grouping to 14987091 L/Cpl. Sidney William Klus, K.O.S.B. and 5 Commando. Group includes Indian issue paybook with picture removed but with pasted insert entitled ' This rank is a Commando ', embroidered 5 Commando red on blue shoulder title, retention certificate for ' 1 Green Beret ', Certificate of Transfer to Army Reserve, white metal, die struck K.S.O.B. cap badge and finally a copy photo of Klus inscribed ' S.W.Klus 5 Cmdo 1 Troop July 1945 age 20 '. All items in good condition.
50/60's Parachute Regiment Grouping. A Parachute Regiment Uniform grouping consisting of a privately tailored B.D. Blouse, beret and stable belt. B.D. Blouse is made from a fine wool with concealed buttons and a fake silk full lining. Embroidered Parachute Regiment shoulder titles to both sleeves with embroidered Pegasus Airborne forces insignia. Padded parachute qualification wing to right arm, blue lanyard to left. GSM ribbon bar to left breast. 1959 dated issue Kangol beret with stay bright badge accompanied by a Parachute Regiment stable belt with buckle by ' the Victor Buckle ' Co. All items in good, used condition with two minor moth nips to collar.
50\'s/60\'s War Office poster - Badges of the British Army. 250mm x 380mm approx. War Office poster featuring the \' Badges of the British Army \'. Dating from sometime between 1957 - 1968 as it features a number of the brigades that were formed in the Defence Review of 1957 that were subsequently disbanded in 1968. In excellent, clean condition, has been folded.
53 Welsh Division Signals grouping. Grouping to an anonymous signaller in the 53rd Welsh Division representing service in Western Europe. Includes various paperwork including a 1944 copy of ' Dots and Dashes ' 53rd (W) Division signals magazine, printed divisional sign and a plastic signals cap badge. Good, overall condition with the usual folds marks etc.
53rd ( Welsh ) Infantry Division Souvenir Bowie Knife. High quality, heavy Bowie type hunting knife by F.W.Backhaus, Ohligs-Solingen. Horn grips with 23cm, single edged blade with the Backhaus trademark and inscribed ' 53. W D. Souvenir For Kamp-Komandant ' The spelling and inscription would possibly suggest a gift from German sources - POW ? and the trademark possibly pre 1930. These are just hypotheses, research possibilities. Blade has been cleaned and would benefit from a professional polish, some lifting of plating to hilt. Sturdy, high quality, leather scabbard combining to complete a good quality knife.
59th Regiment of Foot - 2nd Nottinghamshire Coatee buttons. 2 x gilt coated buttons for the 59th Regiment of Foot - 2nd Nottinghamshire. Marked triple gilt to reverse, good condition although finish now dull. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
59th(4th W.Lancs) Medium Regt R.A. history. 1945ed. 59th ( 4th W.Lancs ) Medium Regt. Royal Artillery 1939 - 1945. History, in diary form of the Regiment, illustrated with b/w photographs and containing a comprehensive roll of officers and men with addresses and biographical details, postings KIA etc. Good, clean condition with minor wrinkling to rear cover.
5th Btn Wiltshire Regt in N/W Europe 1944-45 history. C1946 \'The Fifth Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment in North-West Europe June 1944 - May 1945\' by Capt. J.S.McMath. 128 pgs, card covers includes roll of honour, awards etc and b/w illustrations and coloured maps. Unit fought in Normandy from 18th June at Hill 112 through to Nijmegen and ended the war at Bremen. Good detailed history of a WW2 Infantry battalion.
604 Sqn. lapel badge. 1940's period enamel and gilt, pinback lapel badge for 604 Squadron. 604 Sqn. was an auxiliary squadron noted for its pioneering role in the development of radar-controlled night-fighters flying Beaufighters and Mosquitos. Maker marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' to the reverse. In excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
6th Airborne RAOC Grouping. Paperwork and medal grouping to a Pte.David Smith a member of 6th (Airborne) Divisional Ordnance Field Park, RAOC. Three medals 39-45 and France & Germany Stars and War Medal with a large number of portraits including a particularly good shot with Airborne insignia clearly visible. Other Airborne and RAOC group shots, July 1944 copy of Pegasus, Eisenhower leaflet, copy of Montgomery congratulatory order 21/07/44, and large amount of other items including some pertaining to service in Palestine. Good and extensive grouping.
6th Guards Tank Brigade Formation signs WW II printed pair of 6th Guards Tank Brigade formation signs. Showing the golden sword on a white shield backed by a diagonal band of the Household Brigade colours. Originally part of the Guards Armoured Division the "6th." became an Independent Tank Brigade with 21st.Army Group in North-West Europe. Uncut pair, as issued with owner's initials to reverse.
6x30 Dienstglas Binoculars with Rainguard. WW2 German Dienstglas 6 x 30 with ordnance tan finish and a molded rubber protective cover for the eyepieces and leather strap. Clearly marked ' Dienstglas 6 x 30 318302 ' and manufacturer marked ' ddx ', the code for Voightlander the well known maker of optical equipment. Optics clear with ranging graticules and with a high proportion of tan finish. Good used pair of the standard binocular of German forces.
6x30 Dienstglas Binoculars with Rainguard. WW2 German Dienstglas 6 x 30 with Rauhlack finish and a molded rubber protective cover for the eyepieces and leather strap. Clearly marked ' Dienstglas 6 x 30 58171 H/6400 ' and manufacturer marked ' eug ', the code for ' Optische Prazisions-Werke GmbH, Warschau ' makers of optical equipment in Poland . Optics clear with ranging graticules. The Rauhlack covering to the body is again good with only minor areas of loss. One chip to l/h eye cup and rubbing to high points of aluminium components. The neck strap is original. and with a high proportion of tan finish. Good used pair of the standard binocular of German forces.
7 x 50 Kriegsmarine Binoculars. A good pair of 7 x 50 Kriegsmarine binoculars by Leitz of the pattern commonly used on U Boats, S- Boats etc. Rubber protective armouring to objective lens and eyepieces complete with integral rubber covers. Lifting the armouring reveals the three letter coding for Leitz, ' beh ', magnification details and serial number. slight fogging and one small chip to one lens but this does not seem to effect the sharp optics. Original leather strap that has been broken and tied together, otherwise in good order with light wear to the original crackle finish.
72nd Indian Infantry Brigade formation sign. A good example of a formation sign for the 72nd Indian Infantry Brigade. Red cotton circle applied to a velvet backing with four eyes to the reverse for attachment to the uniform. Subsequently became part of 36 Div who took it\'s badge as part of a new design. Good, used condition.
7th Armoured Div. Foresters Combination. Original combination insignia worn by members of the Sherwood Foresters or Foresters whilst with 7th Armoured Div. Clear indications of having been removed from a tunic, some light moth.
7th Armoured Division Official Photographs. 1944/45 64 x Official photographs 160mm x 120mm showing units of 7th Armoured ( 1 & 5 RTR, Devons etc ) in action during the winter of 1944/45. Scenes are of armour and Infantry in the fighting for Echt, Schilburg, Montfort and Aandenberg in preparation for the crossing of the Rhine. Good, crisp views of armour, Crocodiles, Comets and Shermans in action. Previously the property of a L/Cpl.Silk 7th Armoured. Generally excellent condition with some creasing light marking etc.
8 Armoured Car Company Wolseley Helmet. A particularly good example of a 1929 dated Wolseley Pattern helmet sporting a pagri flash for the 8th Armoured Car Company Royal Tank Regiment. The size 6 7/8 helmet manufactured by J.Compton Sons & Webb with a clear label is in particularly clean condition with some wear to headband and very slightly dusty, pagri flash with three areas of moth damage . 8 ACC were based in India from the late 1920's and continued to serve into the 1930's. Lovely helmet.
85 Anti-Tank Regt Casualty Medal Group. Medal grouping to 1516921 Gnr.Albert Edward Wignall 85 Anti-Tank Regt. RA. Gnr. Wignall was captured with the rest of the unit in Malaya in February 1942. He died as a POW in July of that year age 23 and is buried in Kranji War Cemetry. Group of three, 39-45 Star, Pacific Star and War Medal come in their original envelopes with original lengths of ribbon contained in the bottom half of the original issue box with the original named condolence/issue slip.
8th Army RE Grouping - Normandy Diary. Ephemera grouping to 1809708 Pte.Arthur J.Roberts RE. Clearly a veteran of the Desert campaign ( Africa Star 8th Army clasp endorsement to paybook ) with numerous copies the 8th Army newspaper ' Crusader ' and various photographs, CMF passes etc.Wallet containing more photographs, military and personal with a printed Canadian artillery divisional sign ( briefly attached to CRE GHQ )a collection of banknotes, Italian, French and German and paybook. However, the nicest item is a pocket diary that is filled in from his landing at ' St.Come de Fresne ' on July 12th 1944 through Normandy and France, Belgium and Holland. Daily entries often very detailed mentioning burning German corpses, air raids, RAF and US bombing, RAF ALGs, Russian Generals, seeing Monty, ' Jerry making a fight of it, lobbing shells over ' etc. Also covers the more mundane, letters written and received, sleep, rations and the acquisition of cider and Calvados and a dislike of the latter. Very interesting and worthy of further research with a large number of place names mentioned throughout. It would appear three entries having been deliberately removed for reasons unknown. All items in good, used condition with some wear, minor tears etc.
99th Bucks & Berks Yeomanry Mess China. 26cm China soup bowl for use in the mess of the 99th Bucks & Berks Yeomanry Artillery. The 99th a territorial unit, served in WW1 with machine guns but were redesignated as an Artillery RFA in 1921 becoming R.A. in 1925. The unit was split up at the beginning of WW2 as each constituent county had it's own individual Regiment. Excellent, undamaged condition with one slight glazing flaw and minor rubbing to decoration.
9ct Gold .303 Bullet Sweetheart Brooch. 9ct Gold and silver sweetheart brooch in the form of a .303 bullet . 45mm long with silver bullet and 9ct gold case with the ' 9ct ' hallmark taking the place of a headstamp. Contained in a contemporary case, in good, clean condition.
9ct Gold and enamel RFC Sweetheart Badge Attractive gold and enamel, pin back sweetheart badge for the RFC. 40mm wing tip to wing tip with 9ct hallmark and manufacturer's marks to the reverse. Excellent, clean example with no damage to the enamel.
9ct Gold and Tortoiseshell Manchester Regt sweetheart. 9ct Gold and Tortoiseshell, pinback sweetheart badge for the Manchester Regiment. London Hallmarked to the reverse, possibly 1915. In good, overall condition.
9ct Gold RFC Sweetheart badge. Delicate RFC sweetheart badge in 9ct gold mounted on a 9ct bar. Good condition.
9mm STICKPIN DEPICTING 2 IMPERIAL GERMAN IRON CROSSES. This 9mm stickpin depicts 2 imperial Iron Cross medals, so the recipient would have won the EK1 and EK2. In excellent condition with twisted pin.
9mm STICKPIN DEPICTING THIRD REICH MEDAL. This is another nice9mm stickpin for the Third Reich period. The medals on this pin are for a 'non combatant' with a WW1 Cross of Honour medal without swords and the silver Third Reich silver faithful service medal. Good condition, twisted pin.
9mm STICKPIN WITH 2 THIRD REICH IRON CROSSES. This is a super little 9mm stickpin with 2 Third Reich period Iron Crosses side by side. Tiny detail, but you can see the swastika and read the 1939 underneath! Nice twisted pin.
9mm STICKPIN WITH 3 AWARDS, ONE THIRD REICH. A nice stickpin 9mm size with 3 awards. Imperial Iron Cross, Imperial Cross of Honour and a Third Reich gold 25 year Faithful Service medal. Nice construction, twisted pin.
9mm TRIPLE STICKPIN IMPERIAL EK2, WOUND BADGE ETC. This is another nice triple medal stick pin from the Third Reich period but showing Imperial medals. Has EK2, Cross of Honour and black Imperial wound badge. Very nice detail and condition.
9th Kabul Bty R.A. Wolseley helmet. Superb example of a British Wolseley helmet with a pagri flash to the 9th (Kabul 1842) Light How. Bty. Originally a mountain battery the honour title was granted in commemoration of the ancestor battery's part in the 1st Afghan War. With a 'Vero's patent' detachable headband the interior has the original owners name '4030740 Sgt.R.Davies' written in several places. The helmet dates from the late 1920's-30's when the Battery served in India, the original owner went on to serve in the RAF. In excellent, slightly dusty and unmothed and undamaged condition, this is as good as an example as you would hope to find to a small unit.
A Short History of the 7th Armoured Division. \'A Short History of the Seventh Armoured Division - October 1938 - May 1943 \' by Lt.col.R.M.P.Carver RTR. Written in June 1943, the history mostly concentrates on the Division\'s campaign in North Africa up to Tunis. With some maps, the history gives a useful contemporary overview of the Division\'s successes. Slightly grubby card covers with crumpled edges, contents clean.
A.T.S. - Northern Command. 1941ed. 136pg ' Auxiliary Territorial Service - Northern Command ' a largely pictorial review of the ATS in Northern Command. Each page has a b/w photograph showing ATS life with a brief caption or passage of explanatory text. In the page facing the image there is an advert usually pertinent to life in the ATS and presumably how the production was funded. Good used condition with light marking and creasing to covers
A.T.S. Grouping. Paperwork and insignia grouping to W/265046 Pte. G.A.Swan, a driver with the A.T.S. Consists of Paybook ( with photo ), Release book, War Office driver ID card, driving licence, A.T.S. Lanyard, cap badge , collar and silver A.T.S. service badge. Pte. Swan, previously an aircraft fitter was from Scotland and spent her service there. All items in good, used condition.
A.T.S. Recruiting Brochure. 1941 Auxiliary Territorial Service Recruiting brochure published by Southern Command. 120pgs, card covered, with large numbers of b/w illustrations outlining the possible trades available in the ATS from driving to gun battery crew. Outlines all aspects of life in the ATS with scales of pay, rank etc., all accompanied by a large number of contemporary and relevant advertising. Good, overall condition with some light marking to covers.
A.T.S.Lanyard A.T.S.Lanyard in regulation colours. In slightly faded but good condition.
AC Delay and Extender. British Mk1 A.C. Delay for use with the Limpet mine with waterproof extender. This post war modification was used by the SBS to allow the use of different initiators via the AC Delay to fire the Limpet mine. The Mk1 AC Delay was replaced by the larger and more reliable Mk1A so whether this extension was made in order to use up stocks of the obsolescent Mk1 or for another more specific purpose is unknown. These extended Mk1 AC Delays are thought to have originated from the armament research unit at Fort Halstead. INERT
Active Service Pocket Book. C1914/15 ' Active Service Pocket Book ' by Bertrand Stewart. With a heavy emphasis on mounted troops, contents include scouting, map reading, field engineering, field sketching, signalling and demolitions, with the ex Imperial Yeomanry officer appearing to draw many lessons from South Africa.Illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches maps etc. In good, used condition with pencilled notes, rep slightly loose.
Admiralty Pattern Spit Chronograph. Royal Naval issue Admiralty Pattern Spit Chronograph.15 Jewell Swiss movement, unsigned but probably by Lemania, contained in a nickel case with broad arrow and issue number to reverse. These stop watches provided dual timing facilities by the use of the start/stop button to one side of the case and also the winder. Good, working order.
Adolf Galland - signed photograph. Modern copy photo of Adolf Galland showing him wearing his Oak Leaves and Swords to the Knight's Cross signed across the bottom in felt pen. Good original signature of the Luftwaffes' youngest Generalleutnant.
Afghanistan Medal K.S.L.I. 1881 Afghanistan Medal to 12/208 Pte.P.Wright 85th Foot, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, no clasp. Pte.Wright served in Afghanistan between 1878 -1880 and was invalided back to England in March 1881. Accompanied by a small quantity of research. In clean condition, some minor edge knocks.
Africa GSM/GSM and WW2 Star Miniature Medal Group. Miniature medal group mounted for wear, comprising; 39/45 and Burma Stars, Defence and War medals with Geo.VI GSM bar Palestine 45-48 and EIIR Africa GSM bar Kenya. Good, clean condition with light toning.
Afrikakorps cuff title. Full length, original BeVo weave AFRIKAKORPS cuff title . Obtained along with other items and paybook ( SEE item 7024 ) this example is unissued but has slight rubbing to the flat silver wire and has been stored folded and is consequently creased and slightly grubby. Good example.
Air Transport Auxiliary Pilot's Wings. Padded, bullion pilot's wings for use by pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform with signs of wear and slightly dusty appearance. Good, honest example.
ALL ALUMINIUM HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE SUPER CONDITION. A buckle that relly looks good, is in wonderful condition and is RZM marked. One piece cast in aluminium. it is highly polished (from factory) and has deeply stamped int the reverse RZM M4/93. Made by Lenkwerk Bruder Scheider, Wein.
All Brass Type II SA Buckle. One piece, die-struck, brass Type II SA Buckle. Good, clean example, crisply struck, good detail.
All-In Fighting - Capt.W.E.Fairbairn. 1942 edition of Fairbairn's seminal work 'All in Fighting' complete with the uncommonly found d/w .the book contains instructions on the use of the FS knife, Smatchet and various hand to hand combat moves from the ' back break ' to the Japanese Strangle '. This edition in excellent, clean condition, some minor marking and minor tears to d/w.
Allgemeine HJ Shoulder Straps. Pair of, probably unissued, post 1938 shoulder straps for use by the Hitler Youth. Classic weave pattern with red piping and embroidered Bann number 564 for Bann Villach form Karten. Both straps have the Lasche or tongue to enable attachment to a uniform, one strap retains the RZM label. Excellent condition.
Allied Control Commission ( Bulgaria ) grouping. Paperwork and photograph grouping to a Sgt.Thomas.R.R.Hiscox who was attached to the Allied Control Commission ( Bulgaria ) based in Sofia. The ACC Bulgaria was formed in October 1944 to ' regulate and supervise the execution of the armistice terms under the chairmanship of the representative of the Allied (Soviet) High Command.' Hiscox joined at it's inception and this small grouping includes references, photographs, calling cards and his highly unusual tri-lingual pass No.31. Unusual and uncommon grouping.
ALLOY POLITICAL EAGLE. RZM MARKED. A super aluminium political eagle for the SA kepi I think. beautiful condition, with all three pins to the reverse, and very well RZM marked. Nice little eagle to display on its own or go back on a cap.
AN EARLY BAR TO THE IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS (SPANGE) This is a nice , early version of the bar to the Iron Cross 2nd class. Awarded in the Third Reich period to those already awarded an Iron Cross in WW1, but awarded it again in WW2. An early version with shorter wings and 4 pins to the reverse. Is mounted on an original piece of the slightly thinner 'dress' iron cross ribbon. In very good condition, still has 85% of the original silver frosting over the silver plate. Some patina to the reverse. Nice award.
Anschluss Medal-ENTRY INTO AUSTRIA MEDAL. Nice example with pin back ribbon as worn.Instituted on May 1, 1938, the medal commemorated the return of Austria to the German Reich.
Argyle Highland Rifles Volunteer Waistbelt. C1900 Slade Wallace pattern walking out waist belt with a white metal O/R's buckle for the Argyle Highland Rifles. Both pieces of the buckle individually numbered ' 77 ' with the interior of the belt named ' ?? Luke 1900 ' in ink. Good, used condition.
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry. An excellent example of an O/R's Glengarry of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Size 6 7/8, clearly manufacturer marked ' J.L.Currie & Co. ' and dated 1933, also painted o/r's number and the initials A & S.H. and official inspection mark. Excellent, clean condition with both full length tails.
ARMBAND FOR STRETCHER BEARER/HELPER. This mint, unissued armband was worn by red cross and medical personnel as Identification. In off white cotton, this has never been sewn together. The gothic lettering is part of the weave of the cotton and known as BEVO style. omplicated and expensive to do, so not reproduced. A super quality armband and would go well with Red Cross daggers or medical collection.
ARMBAND FOR THIRD REICH VETERANS ASSOCIATION. The Kyffhäuserbund (Kyffhäuser League) is an umbrella organization for War Veterans' and Reservists' Associations in Germany. It owes its name to the Kyffhäuser Monument (German: Kyffhäuserdenkmal), a memorial built on the summit of the 473 m high Kyffhäuser Mountain near Bad Frankenhausen in the state of Thuringia in central Germany. Was in existence for the millions of veterans from the First Word War. This is a membership armband with both 'bevo' shields sewn to a black wool armband. The earlier membership shield did not depict the swastika, the later one did, so both are represented here. Black cloth armband has a few moth holes, the shields themselves are fine. Rare to have both badges together.
Army Air Corps plastic cap badge. Army Air Corps plastic cap badge as worn by glider pilots. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall ', very slight deformation as is common with these badges, both blades intact, crisp detailing.
Army Officers bullion dress belt. MINT. This is a beautiful example of the parade dress belt and buckle worn by Wehrmacht Officers. Perfect condition!! Green fabric backing is mint, no wear or mothing. Bullion front is mint, with no signs of age or oxidising. Nice aluminium buckle and keeps slill have most of the protective laquer over the aluminium.
Arnhem - Mjr.Gen. R.E.Urquhart. 1958 1st ed. copy of \' Arnhem \' by Major-General R.E.Urquhart. 238pgs with maps and b/w illustrations, although dated in light of recent studies it remains an essential overview of the battle by the commander of 1st Airborne. In good, clean condition with chipped d/w with old repairs and ownership inscription to fep.
Arnhem Lift-Diary of a Glider Pilot. 96pgs 1945 \'Arnhem Lift, the Diary of a Glider Pilot\'. Published anonymously in 1945 by Louis Hagen a glider pilot of Jewish extraction who fought under the nom de guerre Lewis Haig. One of the few pilots who returned in the aftermath of the battle, Hagen\'s account of the nine day battle went on to become a best seller, this is a 5th ed. published under wartime conditions. Good overall condition with a covered d/w.
Arnhem Lift-Diary of a Glider Pilot. 96pgs 1945 'Arnhem Lift, the Diary of a Glider Pilot'. Published anonymously in 1945 by Louis Hagen a glider pilot of Jewish extraction who fought under the nom de guerre Lewis Haig. One of the few pilots who returned in the aftermath of the battle, Hagen's account of the nine day battle went on to become a best seller, this is a 3rd ed. published under wartime conditions. Good overall condition with a chipped and tatty d/w with an inscription to a Capt.J.O.W.Dick 133 Para Field Ambulance.
ATA Ground Handling Notes - Vengeance Aircraft. 1945ed. Air Transport Auxiliary Ground Handling Notes for Vengeance aircraft with double Cyclone engines. Produced by the Ministry of Aircraft Production, the booklet has 23pgs including diagrams explaining the aircraft's systems and the specific requirements of each mark of this particular aircraft. Good, clean condition.
ATS lanyard. ATS lanyard in the ATS colours of brown, beech and green, normally worn on the right shoulder. This example in sound, undamaged condition.
ATS Officer's bronzed collar dogs. Matching pair of WW2 ATS Officer's bronzed collar dogs. In excellent condition with undamaged loops.
ATS Officer's Cap Fine wool/felt WW2 ATS Officer's cap. Bronzed buttons with fine wool strap with bronzed, bladed ATS badge. Adjustable silk liner with London makers details, ' Lincoln Bennett, Piccadilly '. In good clean condition with the exception of two barely discernible holes/rips to end of the folds of the cap where it forms the crown.
ATS Officer's cap. Early pattern ATS Officer's cap by Bernard Weatherill Ltd.,London. Fine wool construction with imitation silk lining. Named in pen to rear lining with a nice clear makers label. In good overall condition, with one 2mm moth hole to crown and two moth holes to underside of peak. Toned officer's bronze cap badge.
ATS Officer\'s collar dogs. Pair of bronze, ATS officer\'s collar badges. Maker marked \' J.R.Gaunt, London \'. All lugs intact and in excellent condition.
ATS Poster. WW2 War Savings Poster W.F.P.363 entitled ' Action Stations - The A.T.S. Go To War '. 38cms x 52 approx., featuring the trades available to members of the A.T.S. Good, overall condition with some minor edge tears.
ATS Provost Shoulder Title. Embroidered shoulder title for use by the A.T.S. Provost Companies. Good, overall condition, small cut to one end.
ATS Senior Commandant Rank Insignia. Uncommon pre-1941 ATS rank insignia for the rank of Senior Commandant. Featuring a gilt coronet, this pattern was only used between February 1940 and June 1941 when they were replaced by the more conventional pips and crowns. Good, clean condition, all loops present. POSTFREE within UK
Australian Vietnam Medal. Vietnam 1964-73 (43977 R.D. Elliott), impressed in large capitals, nearly extremely fine. The Vietnam Medal was established by Royal Warrant on 8 June 1968. Qualifying service for the Vietnam Medal includes: •28 days in ships or craft on inland waters or off the coast of Vietnam. •One or more days on the posted strength of a unit or formation on land. •One operational sortie over Vietnam or Vietnamese water by aircrew on the posted strength of a unit. Unusual and will reward research.
B2 Marked 2nd Patt F.S.Knife. A good, used example of the 2nd Pattern Commando knife. Brass handled knife, deep blued blade and cross guard with an arrow and partial B2 stamping to the cross guard. Blade retains needle point with some light marking to one side of the blade and some marking to cross guard although this appears worse in the photos . Scabbard is in good condition with deep blued chap, both tabs although elastic retainer is now missing. The knife is in good/better condition with light wear to handle. Good example.
BC41 Knuckle Knife. An excellent clean example of the BC41 Knuckle knife. Reputedly issued to Commandos prior to their issue of FS knives, the design was heavily influenced by similar knives produced by some Sheffield manufacturers during WW1. Clean knife with some evidence of sharpening, patination of knuckles and area of blade where riveted to knuckles. Unfortunately sheath is missing, but still a scarce and desirable example.
Beach Group Formation Sign. WW2 printed Beach Group formation sign a red fouled anchor printed on light blue disc with red border. In mint, unissued condition.
Beach Group Formation Signs. A pair of WW2 printed Beach Group formation signs, a red fouled anchor printed on light blue disc with red border. These used examples are very much a pair with clear signs of having been removed from a uniform.
BEAUTIFUL 19thC ENGLISH COURT SWORD WITH HANGER. Just a very nice decorative piece in near mint condition. This beautiful court sword is made by Robert Mole and Sons Birmingham, who supplied sword to the government for use in India, amongst other places. This sword dates from the late 1800's perhaps early 1900. It is in untouched condition with all the fire gilt still present. It also has the ORIGINAL white cloth frog and hanger, very unusual to find this intact. Blade is beautifully etched both sides and is in stone mint condition. Black leather scabbard is perfect with NO bends or dents. Very decorative sword for display.
Bedfordshire Regiment Officer's Helmet Plate. Officer's king's crown silver/gilt home service helmet plate with three loops to the reverse. Silver Hart on a blue enamel background within a gilt circle on a Maltese cross mounted on the universal helmet plate with the universal scroll ' The Bedfordshire Regiment '. This pattern worn between 1901-1914. Clean condition, polished.
Bedfordshire Regt. ladies gilt mess dress belt . Brocade belt, lined with kid leather and fastened by a gilt buckle featuring the silver stags of the Bedfordshire Regiment. Intended for wear by ladies when attending mess dinners. In good toned condition, buckle with registered design mark to keeper.
Berkshire Yeomanry/Japanese Souvenir Grouping. Large paperwork, photographic and souvenir grouping to 14670515 Gnr.E.Hughes of 396th Field Battery 145th Regt. ( Berks Yeo ) RA. Intriguing grouping with two paybooks, release book and numerous passes, letters etc some indicating he was entitled to an MM. It would appear that Hughes was a POW being transported back from the Dutch East Indies in a hospital ship with some photographs, addresses and souvenirs from that period with a rehabilitation card from Walton Hospital, Liverpool indicating him as a SEAC POW. Also included are a number of Japanese souvenirs, a fatigue cap, naval armband, rank tab and a number of Japanese photographs. Also included is a reply to a letter from his parents indicating he was under age on enlistment, altogether an interesting grouping worthy of more research. Most items in reasonable condition with usual marking etc.
BeVo N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. One piece BeVo weave N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. Acquired along with items ( 7204 and 0000 ) this original item with slight marking and creasing.
Black Watch sweetheart badge. Cased silver, enamel and marcasite sweetheart bar lapel badge for the Black Watch.Contained in it\'s original retailer\'s box this is new/old stock probably of pre-war or wartime origin. Excellent condition with a light patina overall.
Black Wound badge and LDO packet. Good example of a 1339 pattern black wound badge in it\'s LDO marked packet of issue. Hollow stamped with a semi-gloss black paint finish this example is not maker marked. The packet of issue too is not maker marked but is marked LDO to the front with the LDO guarantee to the reverse. One stain to the front of the packet otherwise excellent example.
Blockade Breakers badge. The Blockade Breakers Badge or the Badge for Blockade Runners ( Abzeichen für Blockadebrecher) was awarded for service on warships or merchant vessels that attempted to break through the British sea blockade of Germany. It was instituted on 1 April, 1941 and first awarded on 1 July of the same year. This example, made of tombac, marked to reverse with the details of the maker Otto Placzek Berlin. Good, overall condition with wear to highpoints, patinated overall.
Boer War Chocolate Tin with Contents. Based on a design submitted by Frys, Queen Victoria sanctioned a gift of chocolate to the troops in South Africa. Distribution to the troops was made between the middle of January and the end of February 1900 having been shipped to South Africa in crates of 50. The original order was for 90,000, subsequently increased to 120, 000 to be distributed to NCO's and O/Rs only. This example with contents made by Cadbury is contained in a tin : 81mm x 158mm x 22mm which is smaller than those provided by Rowntrees and by Fry's Chocolate. In generally, clean condition with wrapping present to chocolate which is cracked and deformed but still present.
Boer War Iron Ration Tin. A British iron ration tin containing ' dinner ' and ' cocoa '. This example dates from the Boer War period with the two components contained in separate, identified sections sealed by a soldered strip removable by use of a key. This example retains it's content with one section accessible. Good overall condition with some dents and marks. Uncommon.
Boer War patriotic silver spoon. Silver spoon with twisted handle surmounted by a figure of a soldier in khaki wearing a Wolsley helmet. Hallmarked to bowl with Birmingham marks for 1899/1900 and a registered design number. Good, clean condition.
Boer War Period Folding Knife. Manufactured by Atkinson Brothers, Sheffield, this knife has a sheep's foot blade ( 10cm ), steel bolster, horn grips, marlin spike and copper staple. Manufacturer marked to tang with acceptance mark ' WD7 ' to reverse. Grips marked ' 3246 RE '. Overall good condition.
Bomben auf Engeland - propaganda booklet. WW2 German propaganda booklet aimed at the younger reader entitled \'Bomben auf Engeland\'. 24pgs, card covers illustrated throughout with images of the air war over Britain. Some foxing and marking otherwise good condition.
Booklet Regimental Badges and Service Caps. Produced in 1941, this 32 page booklet shows cap badges and insignia of most of the British regular forces in WW2. Most usefully the Field Service caps of most of the units are also identified along with arm of service strips and a small section on Allied forces. Colour illustrations throughout. A colourful and useful contemporary guide in good overall condition.
Border Regt/Brahmans Medal Grouping. WW1 Victory/War Pair to Lt. Owen Edward Jones 3 Brahmans and IGS - Bar Waziristan1919-21 & Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 Mjr.O.E.Jones Indian Army. Accompanied by paperwork and photographs including a 1915 Indian Army Commission, WW1 notebook, large label ' Lt. Owen E.Jones 3rd Brahmans, Bunder Abbas Persia ' and various photographs showing events on N/W Frontier. Owen enlisted as 2146 Pte.O.E.Jones Border Regt. before being commissioned in 1915 into the Brahmans. Medals in polished condition with some minor contact wear.
Boxed 1925 Stahlhelm Membership Badge. .935 Silver and enamel 1925 Stahlhelm Membership badge contained in it's original box. Numbered VI.No.1582 with the date 20.01.25 engraved to the reverse with both number and date repeated to the reverse of the box. Manufacturer marked in relief to the reverse. Excellent clean condition with light patination.
Boxed 25 Year Faithful Service Cross. WW2 German 25 Year Faithful Service Cross. in it's original box. Cross in excellent condition with polished highlights and bright undamaged enamel on a watered silk cornflower blue ribbon with pin attachment. Cross contained in original card box with flock interior in good original condition with slightly rubbed edges.
Boxed Lusitania Medal. British replica of the German medal by the sculptor Karl Goetz produced as a propaganda satire after the sinking of the Lusitania. Replica medals were produced in an attractive case claiming to be an exact copy of the German medal, and were sold for a shilling apiece. On the cases it was stated that the medals had been distributed in Germany "to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania" and they came with a propaganda leaflet which strongly denounced the Germans and used the medal's incorrect date to claim that the sinking of the Lusitania was premeditated. The head of the Lusitania Souvenir Medal Committee later estimated that 250,000 were sold, proceeds being given to the Red Cross and St. Dunstan's Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Hostel. This example in good condition, complete with accompanying leaflet,( some spotting ) with some marking and light scuffing to box.
Boxed Lusitania Medal. British replica of the German medal by the sculptor Karl Goetz produced as a propaganda satire after the sinking of the Lusitania. Replica medals were produced in an attractive case claiming to be an exact copy of the German medal, and were sold for a shilling apiece. On the cases it was stated that the medals had been distributed in Germany "to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania" and they came with a propaganda leaflet which strongly denounced the Germans and used the medal's incorrect date to claim that the sinking of the Lusitania was premeditated. The head of the Lusitania Souvenir Medal Committee later estimated that 250,000 were sold, proceeds being given to the Red Cross and St. Dunstan's Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Hostel. This example in good condition, with some marking and grubbiness to box.
Bren Gun sling. An excellent example of a webbing Bren gun sling. Probably unissued with manufacturer's markings but no clear date.
Bridging Normandy to Berlin. Large 4to. (viii) + 193 + (5)pg 1945 1st ed. ' Bridging Normandy to Berlin ' British Army of the Rhine with a foreword by Major General I. O. Inglis, CE 21 Army Group. Excellent photographic record of the many different types of Bailey bridge, often beside the shattered structure they replaced, which were built in hazardous wartime and weather conditions to take the allied armies into Germany. With a good descriptive text. Good, clean condition, some minor old repairs to d/w.
Bring back German M34 Field Cap. ' As found ' German M34 Field Cap originally brought back from France. Original heavily worn cap displaying staining and wear. Exposed areas worn down to the nap of the cloth and bleached through exposure, concealed areas with full field grau colour and displaying original condition of cloth. Embroidered eagle and national emblem. Now showing signs of moth/rodent damage to skirts and insignia but 100% original and unaltered displaying bags of character and priced accordingly.
British ' Plastic Bullet ' Baton Round. 1971 ' Round A/Riot 1.5in.Baton L2A2 ' or plastic bullet. One of the iconic symbols of the Troubles in Northern Ireland where it was widely deployed in what was euphemistically called crowd control. In good condition with clear stencilling to case. INERT Available within UK only.
British , Waterbottle, Iron 1895, MkIV. Waterbottle, Iron 1895, MkIV. Felt covered, enamelled wrought iron water bottle that equipped many of the troops fighting in the Boer War. Differing to the MkIII by the introduction of the cork stopper, this example in good overall condition with some mothing to cover and wear to enamelling to strap retaining loops. Residual evidence of stencilled ownership details to one side. Uncommon.
British 07 Patt. Bayonet with quillon. Early British Sword Bayonet Pattern 1907 dated December 1908 and manufactured by Wilkinson. Featuring an Edward VII cypher, various inspection marks and unit marked to the East Surrey Regt. This example in good, used condition with residual traces of khaki paint to crossguard and quillon, painting was often undertaken to eliminate reflection. Slight deformation of muzzle ring with good condition grips with clear inspection stamps. Accompanied by a MkII, 1915 dated scabbard.
British 1895 Pattern Drummer's Sword ( Mk.II ). Brass hilted British 1895 Pattern Drummer's Sword ( Mk.II ). Manufacturer marked ' Mole B'ham ' with numerous inspection marks and unit marked ' C G ' - Coldstream Guards. Excellent condition, patinated overall.
British A.C.Delay Mk I. Scarce British Mk1 A.C. Delay for use with the Limpet mine. This version differs from the MkIA in having a smaller diameter body which accepts smaller acetone ampoules.This version was replaced by the MkIA but operated in exactly the same fashion.Acetone ampoules containing differing strengths of acetone were inserted into the A.C. Delay and crushed, eating through a celluloid washer which retained a striker. The differing rates of dissolving the celluloid washer dictated the length of delay, an orange ampoule for instance, giving a 7.5hr delay. Release of the striker intiated the Limpet. This version is in good condition, retaining approx 45% of it's original grey paint and some stamped markings. Retains spring and striker. INERT
British Aircrew Wrist Compass. 1950's era wrist compass for use by British aircrew. 35mm diameter compass with mirrored, snap top lid mounted on large, adjustable khaki web strap. Stores coding to base. Excellent, clean functioning condition.
British All Metal Clasp Knife. All metal clasp knife with blade marked ' M.S.Ltd ' . Conforming to WW1 patterns with a spear point can opener and marlin spike in addition to the blade. In good, used condition but would benefit from a thorough clean
British Army Uniforms & Insignia of WW2 - Brian.L.Davis. 1983 1st ed.' British Army Uniforms & Insignia of WW2 ' by Brian.L.Davis. 276pgs , the classic reference to all aspects of the uniforms, insignia and organisation of the British Army during WW2. In good clean, used condition.
British Far East ' goolie chit ' Multi-lingual ' goolie chit ' printed on silk stating ' I am an Allied fighter.....my Government will sufficiently reward you when the Japanese are driven away '. Chit headed by a Union flag with 16 translations of the introductory statement in languages including Chinese, Tamil, Burmese, Thai, and Kachin. Chit approx. 50 x 30cms in good ,used condition, some marking etc.
British Forces G10 Service Wrist Watch. Army issue model G10 general service wrist watch. Steel cased with tritium dials manufactured by CWC Cabot Watch Co. with Nato markings and inspection mark to the reverse. Water resistant case with quartz movement, recently serviced with new battery and in GWO . Good overall condition with minor service wear to case.
British General Officer K/C Bullion Cap Badge. Excellent, high quality king's crown bullion dress cap badge . A crossed sword and baton to the centre of a wreath of laurel surmounted by the Royal Crest. Paper backing to reverse with clear evidence of having been removed from a cap.
British HMS Vanguard cap tally. British cap tally for the British battleship HMS Vanguard. She was the last of the British dreadnoughts, a fast battleship laid down during WW2 and commissioned post war. In good used condition.
British Inter Wars O/Rs Sword Belt. Good example of an O/R's or NCO's sword belt. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated, 1936 with sword hangar and uniform protector. Good supple condition.
BRITISH MADE WW2 1944 DATED TROPICAL SLOUCH HAT. Issued and used by Commonwealth forces in 'tropical' conditions. India, S Africa, Malaya etc. This is a nice beige felt slouch cap in good condition. Complete with leather sweat lines, marked Higginbottom & co Liverpool 1944 size 6 1/2. Has War Dept arrow stamp underneath. Complete with chin cord, no holes or moth.
British MkIII Percussion Igniter. Standard WW2 British Percussion Igniter used for igniting Bickford Cord type fuzes for use in demolition. Standard piece of kit carried by Special Forces, Engineers, Auxiliary Home Guard etc. Fully strippable with very faint markings to body. INERT.
British MkIII Percussion Igniter. Standard WW2 British Percussion Igniter used for igniting Bickford Cord type fuzes for use in demolition. Standard piece of kit carried by Special Forces, Engineers, Auxiliary Home Guard etc. Fully strippable with markings to body. INERT.
British No.7 MKI/L Bayonet. A good example of a British No.7 MkI/L Bayonet for use with the No.4 Rifle. Stamped designation to ricasso with other acceptance stamps but no indications as to manufacturer. Scabbard marked with Enfield markings. In good overall condition with undamaged tuffnel grips, swivelling pommel and a blade with some very light marking. Scabbard in similarly good condition with most original paintwork remaining. UK SALES ONLY
British Unit Marked MkII Helmet. British 1938 Dated MkII helmet, manufacturer marked ' YZ ' with unit markings to both sides of the helmet comprising of a blue circle with a green border which is as yet unidentified. Undated MkII liner, approx size 7. Good, overall condition with some light corrosion
British Women at War. 1941ed. ' British Women at War ' by M.D.Cox. The author, Mary Cox, a member of the WVS completed this 71pg overview of the British Women's war effort which covers the three main services and the woman's role on the Home Front. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and featuring a striking colour dust wrapper. Excellent clean condition with minor bumping to d/w.
British WW1 Rifle Grenade No.35. British WW1 Rifle Grenade No.35, a percussion type grenade with a plain cast body. Essentially a modified No.24 Mk2 with a shortened base piece and realigned safety pin. In excellent condition with traces of original paintwork and original rifle rod unfuzed with travel plug. Fully strippable. INERT
British WW2 2" HE Mortar Round. 1941 dated, British 2" HE Mortar round. Fitted with a 1941 dated No.151 Mk.I fuze and retaining 95% of it's original lacquer and markings. Faint manufacturer's markings to body and tail and fuze. Strippable. INERT Available within UK
British WW2 2" HE Mortar Round. 1941 dated, British 2" HE Mortar round. Fitted with a 1940 dated No.151 Mk.I fuze and retaining 85% of it's original lacquer and markings. Manufacturer's markings to body and tail and fuze. Strippable. INERT Available within UK only
British WW2 3" Mortar Projectile. 1943 dated 3" Mortar MkIII projectile. In excellent, unfired condition with original lacquered body, filling rings and stencilling. Body and tail with stamped manufacturing details, codes and dates. Removable adapter ring, No.152 fuse and cover . Some corrosion damage to fuse threads but cap screws on and off easily enough with a hole drilled through centre of cap. A replacement fuse would make this example difficult to upgrade but even so rates as excellent + INERT HEAVY ITEM only available within UK
BRITISH WW2 MARKED GREY LEATHER DRIVERS GLOVES-UNISSUED. A pair of grey leather drivers gloves, ink dated inside 1943. Still sewn together and have never been issue or used. Good supple condition. Ideal to complete a uniform display or USE THEM!
Bruce Bairnsfather ' Old Bill ' Wall Plaque. 20cm approx china wall plaque by the Grimwades company featuring a design by the well known WW1 artist Bruce Bairnsfather ' Dear --- " At present we are staying at a farm" '. In excellent, clean condition with undamaged gilt decoration.
Brussels Leave Hostels shoulder title. locally machine made shoulder, for the Brussels Leave Hostels of the British Liberation Army.Brussels was liberated in Sept 1944, and was ideal for giving servicemen a respite from the frontline. Shoulder title worn by largely female staff both local and provided by NAAFI. Evidence of having been removed from a uniform, good condition.
Buckinghamshire Battalion F.S.Cap. O/R's Field Service cap for the Buckinghamshire Battalion. 1940 dated, size 7 1/8, manufactured by S&P.Harris with blackened brass cap badge with correct, shaped backing. In excellent condition with minor wear to the interior.
Bullion RNAS badge. High quality, bullion Royal Naval Air Service badge embroidered onto a quality black wool cloth backing. The reverse has a light canvas glued to protect the bullion stitching. All in excellent condition.
C Squadron The Inns of Court Regiment History. 1945 1st ed. ' We Were There ! - The Story of a Journey made by C Squadron The Inns of Court Regiment 1941-45 '. 89pgs, card covers and printed in Germany, this brief history follows the unit and their armoured cars from training through D Day into Germany. Roll of Honour and awards. Loose copy but intact and clean, uncommon.
C1917 WW1 RFC 'DOXA' DASHBOARD WATCH. Purchased recently with the other WW1 fob watch, this is a lovely 'flight' type WW1 watch used predominately by the Royal Flying Corps and installed into the wooden dashboard of many early aircraft. Black dial with white non- luminous numbers etc. There is a little damage to the face of the watch around the number '10' chipping did occur due to vibrations in the aircraft and the fact they were dropped quite often!! Made by DOXA with a beautiful swiss movement. Works and keep sexcellent time. Made to run for 30 hours and is numbered on the face.Reverse of case is maked with War Dept A and arrow, A is for aviation. In perfect condition these fetch a lot of money, priced accordingly with the slight damage.
C1917 WW1 RFC 'DOXA' DASHBOARD WATCH. V, RARE See description and photos under AVIATION category
Cambodian Mine Action Centre Grouping. Floppy hat and mine warning sign from CMAC, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre . CMAC is Cambodia’s leading demining organization, working in the key areas of Survey and Land Release, Mine and UXO Clearance, Mine and UXO Risk Education and Training, Research and Development. Based in Phnom Penh and established in 1992 the centre used a number of Western instructors whose work continues today including the instructing of teams to work in Iraq. The grouping consists of a standard issue ' floppy ' hat with the CMAC insignia and a dual language mine warning sign previously the property of a British instructor.
Cameron Highlanders dress shoe buckles. Cased set of Officer's dress shoe buckles. Late Georgian/ early Victorian gilt shoe buckles for wear by an officer of the Cameron Highlanders. The gilt and leather buckles are rivetted on to a blued steel backing with steel retainers marked left and right. Similar construction for the smaller strap buckles. All contained in a velvet lined , leather covered box. In excellent, clean condition with some minor corrosion to reverses and slight scuffing and marking to box.
Cameron Highlanders Sporran. A good quality Cameron Highlander's sporran by "J.G. STEVENSON GLASGOW" with 1939 date.. Good full hair body with leather topped tassles and patent leather top, a little marked. Tan leather purse back with stout belt loops and original belt. Good example with WD marking under purse flap and erased ownership markings.
Cased 1939 Bar to the Iron cross 1st class. 1939 Bar to the Iron cross 1st class contained in it's original case. Possibly a product of B.H.Mayer, this standard type clasp has matt silver oxide finish with burnished highlights with a small, hinged vertical pin fitting. The clasp now has a light patinated finish whilst the flat type, wide pin is very slightly deformed. Contained in original case with stippled finish with an impressed representation of the clasp to the lid. Interior rayon lining has some damage and staining whilst the exterior has rubbing and marks.
Cased Cross of Honour in bronze with swords. Excellent example of a cased cross of honour in bronze with swords or ' Hindenberg Cross '. Clean case with facsimile Hindenberg signature to the inside lid with ribbon tucked into liner. Mint cross, manufacturer marked to reverse. Accompanied by contemporary leaflet which has minor creasing and some tears.
Cased EKI EK I by Steinhauer & Luck contained in it's original box. Excellent condition cross with toning to frame and reverse with a typical S&L side-mounted block hinge with a contoured pin and cut metal catch. Pin is marked with S&L's Prasidialkanzlei number ' 4 ' . Case has a clean interior but features a scuffed and marked exterior, but priced accordingly. Acquired recently with deceased veteran's effects.
Cased EKI - Steinhauer & Luck. A good example of an Iron Cross First Class in it's original presentation case. Typical standard Steinhauer EKI with three piece frame and body construction, prone hinge and coke bottle pin with the maker's code " 4 " in incuse relief on the front face. Frame lightly patinated with blemish free core. Hinged, stud opening case with Iron Cross motif to lid, generally in excellent condition with a few minor marks, slight fraying to false silk hinge lining.
Cased EKI. An excellent example of a cased Iron Cross 1st Class. Un manufacturer marked cross. Three piece construction with a now lightly patinated frame, block hinge, wire catch with a ' coke bottle ' shaped , flat pin. Cross contained in a clean case with Cross outline to lid, cream flock interior and false silk lining. Good, clean example.
Cased EKI. An excellent example of a cased Iron Cross 1st Class. Maker marked with a tiny incuse relief ' 4 ' for the maker Steinhauer & Luck. . Three piece construction with a now lightly patinated frame, block hinge, flat wire catch with a ' coke bottle ' shaped , flat pin. Cross contained in a clean case with Cross outline to lid, black flock interior and false silk lining. Good, clean example, slight fraying to lining hinge.
Cased Reichsnahrstand Exhibition Munich 1937 Medallion. Reichsnahrstand Exhibition Munich 1937 Medallion in original case of issue with Reichsnahrstand emblem to lid. Medallion in crisp, clean condition being awarded for butter. Case has some bumps and tears to it's faux leatherette finish otherwise in good, clean condition.
Cased Screwback War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords. An uncommon example of a screwback War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords in it's original LDO marked case. Cross is frosted with burnished highlights with bubbling to reverse finish. Retaining disc stamped ' L58 ' indicating manufacture by Rudolf Souval of Vienna with an applied positioning pin to reverse. Contained in an original, slightly tatty LDO box with a piece of the flock cushion now removed and various minor bumps and losses to the exterior finish. Unusual and less common variant of this award.
CASED THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 1st, CLASS A slightly battered cas with a bit of the black covering missing from the top, no damage to structure of the case though. Perfect inside. Nice EK1 with good pin-back, some nice patina to the cross, small paint loss to the iron swas,just on one corner. Can\'t see any maker or number on the back. Nice little combination.
CASED WAR MERIT CROSS 1st CLASS without SWORDS. A nice example of this award in the original case of issue. Cross itself is nearly mint with all the finish. It is not maker marked in any way. Nice pin and hinge. Box has the award printed on the lid. HAs some age scuffs and small scrapes. Interior has white silk type material on inside lid and a black flock backing for the cross.
Cased War Merit Cross 1st Class without Swords. A nice example of this award in the original case of issue. Cross itself is nearly mint with polished highlights. Maker marked with a tiny incuse relief ' 4 ' for the maker Steinhauer & Luck. Earlier, silvered Tombac example. Case has the award printed on the lid. with some minor age scuffs and small scrapes. Interior has white silk type material on inside lid and a black flock backing for the cross.
Chevaliers Serments Cross of Burgundy and other insignia. WW2 Belgian, Rexist youth movement insignia. A stylised, stitched, red felt \'Cross of Burgundy\' worn on the left pocket by members of Les Serments de la Jeunesse Rexiste. Accompanied by two circular felt badges one depicting a smaller \'Cross of Burgundy\' and the other a runic device. Les Serments was replaced by the Jeunesse Legionnaire in 1943 and both organisations provided many of the Walloon Legion. All items in excellent condition. Unusual.
Chindit shoulder patch. Embroidered example of the badge worn by the 77th Indian Brigade and later the 3rd Indian Division - The Chindits. Formed by Orde Wingate in 1942 and fought extensively throughout Burma, often behind Japanese lines. The name Chindits is a corruption of the word \' Chinthe \' which is the lion-headed pagoda guardian seen throughout Burma and represented by the patch. This wire thread example is in heavily used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform but remains a classic example of the iconic badge,priced to reflect condition
Chindit shoulder patch. Embroidered example of the badge worn by the 77th Indian Brigade and later the 3rd Indian Division - The Chindits. Formed by Orde Wingate in 1942 and fought extensively throughout Burma, often behind Japanese lines. The name Chindits is a corruption of the word ' Chinthe ' which is the lion-headed pagoda guardian seen throughout Burma and represented by the patch. This example has been heavily used with wear to backing material and some nothing with one hole at 2 o'clock.
CIA Lock Disabler Kit. CIA issue lock disabling kit. Plastic tube containing a number of plastic ' keys ' which were designed to be inserted into a lock and then snapped off thus rendering the lock ineffective. Excellent unissued condition.
CIA Lock Disabler Kit. CIA issue lock disabling kit. Plastic tube containing a number of plastic ' keys ' which were designed to be inserted into a lock and then snapped off thus rendering the lock ineffective. Excellent unissued condition.
City of Coventry Roll of the Fallen 1914 -1918. A good, clean example of the \' City of Coventry Roll of the Fallen 1914 - 1918 \' . 371pgs with alphabetical listing of all known Coventry casualties giving d.o.b., address, where killed, where buried or commemorated, date of enlistment and unit. Some entries more exhaustive than others. Excellent condition with some marking to boards.
City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) Officer's FS Cap. A good example of the coloured field service cap worn by officers of the City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) . Losing it's cavalry status in the reconstitution of the Territorial force the unit became 11th (City of London Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA and it's Batteries served in London during the Blitz followed by service in Africa and Italy to the end of the War. This example in good overall condition with only very minor moth grazing. Featuring bullion wire to body and crown, silver and gilt buttons and badge ' RR ' surmounting a spur. Size 6 5/8 with a plush headband. One vertical 9mm cut to the left of the badge but there are no other signs of a different badge ever having been fitted. Uncommon.
Civil Air Guard cap badge. A chromed struck, crowned wreath containing the enamelled letters \' CAG \'. Intended for wear in the CAG FS style cap, the badge was introduced shortly after the formation of the CAG in 1938. The CAG was formed to expand pilot training in response to building up the RAF reserve. Badge in excellent, clean condition with both loops intact.
Civilian Employees of the Luftwaffe Stickpin. 28mm, aluminum stickpin as worn by civilian employees of the Luftwaffe not in uniform. In excellent condition.
CLASSIC SWASTIKA BUILDING DRAPE FLAG- 11'-12' LONG. Purchased with a very nice army dagger from a family in the Isle of Man. This is the long nazi building drape flag you see on every newsreal about Germany during the war. There must have been 1000's and 1000's of these made, but not many survive in good condition. This is about 12' long and double sided. Is in near perfect condition with NO fading at all. Has been stored in the dark all these years. These were ripped down from the buildings and either destroyed or kept as souvenirs, therefore the sewn pocket that runs along the top, where the pole would have gone, is ripped. A fantastic piece of history. Best one I have had.
Cloth DJ Proficiency Badge. Unissued, BeVo weave, DJ Proficiency badge. Awarded for completion of tests in sporting activities, camping, shooting etc. and worn on the left breast of the DJ uniform. This example in unissued condition complete with manufacturer's RZM label to reverse. A small smattering of moth holes to backing material otherwise excellent.
CLOTH SLEEVE EDELWEISS BADGE FOR JAGER MOUNTAIN TROOPS. A nice , high quality embroidered sleeve badge with cloth and bullion thread highlights, so probably for an Officer. Flower in yellow, embroidered onto green backing. Surrounding intertwined 'rope' thread in bullion. Remains of backing material on reverse . Been on a tunic. Worn by all 'Jager' mountain troops on their right sleeve.
Coburg Deutsche Turnerband Day Badge. Bi-metal, pinback badge celebrating 75 years of the Deutsche Turnerband in Coburg. Manufacturer marked to the reverse. Good, clean condition.
Cold War Cigarette-Lighter Spy Camera C1950 Cigarette-Lighter Spy Camera employed by many of the intelligence agencies during the Cold War. Produced commercially in Japan these miniature cameras were widely adopted by the KGB and CIA amongst others. It has a fixed focus 17mm f8 lens and an instant shutter speed, holding the lighter to eye level to use the sports type viewfinder finder and depressing the shutter to make an exposure which is made through the hole to the side of the body.To maintain it's disguise half of the body is made up of a working lighter mechanism with refillable fuel tank. The camera was not meant to fool a thorough inspection but would certainly allow clandestine photography. In good and apparently working condition. Unusual and uncommon.
Cold War KGB Concealed ' Buttonhole ' Camera. Russian F21 lightweight camera developed from the German Robot models for use in surveillance photography by the KGB and other Eastern Bloc security services. This example comes with the attachment which allows concealed use in a jacket or coat with a false button faceplate and a remote shutter release. The idea would be for the camera to be suspended by a cord or even sown into the lining with the false button to the fore, the remote shutter would be operated from a pocket activating the sliding button face and the camera shutter. Good, used condition with all mechanical aspects operable, the shutter release would however, benefit form some attention. A scarce survivor of the Cold War spy games.
COLLECTION OF 5 THIRD REICH STICK PINS. Here is a small collection of original Third Reich stick pins sold as one lot. There are five individual pins as follows;- Blockade Runners pin Iron cross with Silver wound badge Iron cross 1st class and 2nd class awarded Imperial faithful service with Third reich silver 25 year Imperial iron cross, Imperial faithful service and Third Reich 50 gold service
Colour Portrait Photograph of ' Mick ' a Horse of the S.Lancs Regt. 33cms x 43cms framed and glazed colour portrait photograph of ' Mick ' a horse that saw extensive service with the Prince of Wales's Volunteers ( S.Lancashire ). Mick was foaled in Ireland in 1904 and served with the regiment from 1909 to 1923 in France, Greece, Serbia and Turkey and was still alive to be photographed in 1934 wearing the medal ribbons displayed in the frame. Frame mounted with a S.Lancs officers' OSD badge.
Coloured ATS FS Cap. Large size, 7 1/4, coloured F.S. Cap for wear by the ATS. Dark brown woollen body with green piping and light brown crown. In excellent unmothed condition.
Combat Frogman photos. Original WW2 German PK photographs of combat frogman released by Hoffman photographers. 12.5 x 18.5cms approx in good, clean condition.
Combined Operations Pamphlet No.1 General. 1942 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.1' General '. 56pgs with b/w plates and diagrams covering subjects from beach groups to mess tin rations with plates showing the main forms of landing craft. Good, overall condition with slight rusting of staples.
Combined Operations Pamphlet No.11 LSIs. 1943 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.11' Landing Ships Infantry '. 25pg manual showing the organisation required to accommodate and land an assault battalion. Illustrated with diagrams and sketches and in good overall condition with some rusting to staples.
Combined Operations Pamphlet No.14 ' LCT AND LC Flak '. 1943 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.14 ' Landing Craft Tank & Landing Craft Flak ( Large ). 36pg manual outlining the handling of these craft both individually and as part of a flotilla. Good, overall condition with rusting to staples.
Combined Ops Manual - Employment of Amphibians. 1944ed Combined Operations Pamphlet No.30 ' Employment of Amphibians in Combined Operations ' 58pg pamphlet dealing with all types of amphibans employed by the Allies, DUKWs, LVT all marks, and the newly introduced Terrapin. Loading diagrams, maintenance schedules etc are all covered and there are 10 b/w illustrations. Two areas missing from cover and rusting of staples, contents clean. Uncommon.
Combined Ops Pamphlet No.11 Landing Ships Infantry. 1943 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.11 ' Landing Ships Infantry '. 25pgs outing the operation of LSIs , embarkation of troops, approach to beach, tactical surprise, landing etc. Illustrated with diagrams and tables. Excellent, clean condition with some minor rusting of staples.
Combined Ops Pamphlet No.33 AFVs. 1943 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.33 ' Armoured Fighting Vehicles '. 14pgs outlining the deployment of armour in Combined Ops with illustrated appendices and pull-out chart showing loading schemes for LCTs. Good, clean condition with some rusting of staples and staining.
Combined Ops Pamphlet No.7 SP Artillery. 1945ed. Combined Operations Pamphlet No.7b ' SP Artillery in an Assault Landing '. 27pgs dealing with the use of self propelled artillery firing from landing craft during an assault landing. Illustrated with diagrams. In good, clean condition.
Commando Group sleeve badge. Printed Commando Group sleeve badge. Designed in 1944 and going on to replace the Combined Operations sleeve badge it was worn like it's predecessor, below the shoulder title. This example in good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Commando Group sleeve badge. Printed Commando Group sleeve badge. Designed in 1944 and going on to replace the Combined Operations sleeve badge it was worn like it's predecessor, below the shoulder title. This example in excellent unused condition.
Commemorative Medal for 1 October 1938 - Sudetenland Medal. Issued for the liberation’ of Sudeten Germans from Czechoslovak rule in 1938. bronze coloured medal with original ribbon. The medal was instituted on 18 October 1938 and awarded to military participating in the occupation by Germany of the Sudetenland following the Munich Agreement.Few age chips to the edge, otherwise in excellent condition.
Commemorative Stein for Bavarian Field Artillery service. A fine condition stein commemorating service by Josef Felbinger with 1st.Bayr.A.Feld.Art.Rgt between 1885 - 1887. Bright, fresh decorative scenes featuring military scenes displaying the use of artillery, and spelter lid and handle with a lion and an artillery piece as prominent decorations. The bottom of the stein reveals a dancing couple when held up to the light. An excellent decorative piece of Imperial commemorative ware.
COMMEMORATIVE TINNY FOR REICHS AUTOBAHN. Fantastic and rare tinny for commemoration of the opening 1000 km of the Third Reich Autobahn in 1936. Pressed tin with pin-back. Beautiful detail of a winged tyre surmounted by the 1000km and an eagle and swastika. Great little tinny, and I have not seen one of these for ages.
COMPLETE LUFTWAFFE SPORTS VEST-COTTON. I have had many of the bevo insignias on their own, but never managed to find the vest it was sewn to!! A complete Luftwaffe standard issue sleevless sprts vest with machine sewn bevo Luftwaffe insignia. Vest is in good condition but has been lovingly darned several times in period cotton. No makers label as far as I can see. Great and unusual item.
Control Commission Germany Officer's Cap. Officer's cap for an officer serving with the Control Commission Germany. Serge body with leather headband and SD buttons with a gilt cap badge carrying the letters ' CCG ' within a wreath. Manufactured by Thomas & Stome, Jermyn St, London. In good, overall condition with very light staining to top. Uncommon.
COTTON PARTY ARMBAND FOR SA SHIRT. This is a all in one construction, red cotton party armband for the SA shirt. 'Bevo' construction so the white roundel and swastika are made as part of the fabric. Slightly grubby from age, but no damage.
COTTON SA SPORTS ARMBAND WITH RZM LABEL. A very nice example of the SA Officials Sports armband. Red cotton background with separately applied 'bevo' SA sports symbol in gold tread. Inside is an original paper blue RZM issue label. ( I have two of these, virtually identical, both with labels)
Crimea sampler bookmark. Charming Crimean period, bookmark in needlework in a style of a sampler. Featuring a border of English and French commanders - Cardigan, Raglan etc surrounding a verse ' The Lillies of France and Old England's Red Rose Are twined in a Coronal row ' ( sic ), backed with blue silk ribbon. In good, clean condition and unusual.
Current U.S. Watch, Wrist, Navigator, Quartz Current issue U.S. Watch, Wrist, Navigator, Quartz. This example was manufactured in 2004 and is contained in it's original box with instructions. Watch is anti-magnetic, water resistant, high altitude, shock-proof with elapsed time ring and web strap. Unissued condition, requires battery.
CUSTOM CLOTH DAGGER/KNIFE ZIP BAGS-13 These are beautifully made 13" cloth, padded dagger cases, made in the USA. High quality materials and ideal for a variety of daggers and fighting knives. Keep your collection sfe and sound, Store them properly. Will fit, NSFK flyers knives, all fighting knives, HJ daggers, SA daggers (just!), plus anything else under 13" long. Ideal jewellery travelling cases too! Bargain, not to be repeated price.
Czechoslovak Army Artillery in England Breast Badge. Silvered, die struck breast/lapel badge of the Czechoslovak Army Artillery in England 1940. Pin fitting to reverse, probably made by H.W.Miller Ltd B'ham. Good overall condition with light wear to highlights.
Czechoslovak Army in Britain Breast Badge. Silvered, die struck breast/lapel badge of the Czechoslovak Army in Great Britain. Pin fitting to reverse, made by H.W.Miller Ltd B'ham. Good overall condition with light wear to highlights.
Czechoslovak Army in Britain Cap Badge. Bronzed, die struck cap badge of the Czechoslovak Army in Great Britain. Two lugs to reverse, probably made by H.W.Miller. Good overall condition with light wear to highlights.
D Day Eisenhower Leaflet. Original, single-sided leaflet with exhortation by Eisenhower distributed on the eve of D Day to all participating troops. ' You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade.........let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking. ' In good, used condition, has been folded.
D.D.A.C. Silver award pin 1934. Silver stickpin award for 1934 given by the Deutsche Automobil Club. Attractive silvered and enamel pin. Excellent condition.
D.S.O. Miniature Medal grouping. 7 medal miniature bar grouping. Court mounted by Spinks & Son this attractive group covers service in both world wars and the empire, headed by the D.S.O., 14/15 Star trio, M.I.D.,I.G.S.M. with bars Waziristan 1919-21 and Afghanistan NWF 1919 and Defence and War Medal. Possibly researchable in good clean condition.
DAF Werkshar Leader Field Cap. 2nd design 1937 Pattern, Schiffchen type field cap worn by Werkshar leaders of the Deutsche Arbeits-Front. This cap was produced post 1938 when the piping was changed from blue to silver bullion. Silver wire embroidered national emblem with two aluminium pebbled buttons to front ( both buttons marked RZM and SS ). Half width leather sweatband marked ' Deutsche Wertarbeit with large RZM/DAF label to interior. Good, used condition with minor wear to lining and small loss to edge ( rear ).
Danish 1889 Krag Bayonet - WKC A good, original Danish 1889 Krag bayonet made by WKC. Hilt has no pitting or damage with pressed leather grips . Blade is clean with no pitting or damage and clearly marked WKC. Steel mounted leather scabbard is good with some grazing and wear, all stitching intact. Hilt and pommel profusely marked with inspection and issue marks.
Danish Model 1915 Bayonet. Scarce Danish Model 1915 Bayonet for the 1889 Krag-Jørgensen rifle. 45cm ' T ' section blade, hardwood grips and manufacturer marked ' Harens Tojhus ' with serial number and inspection stamps to handle. Steel mounted, leather scabbard with working integral catch, all in good, clan and toned condition.
DASV stickpin and photographs. Uncommon brass and enamel stickpin for the Deutscher Athletiksportverband - DASV . In good overall condition and maker marked to the reverse, the stickpin is accompanied by two photographs showing a robust ! member of the DASV posing with other equally robust friends and family.
DAY BADGE-TINNY FOR 1933. GAU MITTLEFRANKEN Nice little tinny for 1933. Pressed tin in bronze colour. Pin back. good detail to front.
DEATH PLAQUE-CERTIFICATE-MEDAL GROUP- ROYAL SUSSEX REGT. Another little group purchased straight from the family. A nice little group of items for PRIVATE FRANK GASSON G/12151 16th BATTALION ROYAL SUSSEX REGT. The original framed certificate, the death plaque in a period round wooden frame, war medal nmaed to him, single identity tag on bracelet with good luck charms, Royal Sussex cap badge (smaller badge affixed to the frame of the certificate). A lovely, personal group.
Derby Scheme WWI khaki armband. A WW1 khaki wool armband with applied red felt Crown in lieu of uniform under the Derby Scheme. Ink stamp “Issued under authority of Army Council” to inside with issue number. In excellent, moth free condition.
Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry Officer's Cap badge. Large size bronze officer's cap badge for a member of the Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry. Excellent condition, both blades to reverse.
Destroyer War Badge. Zinc struck Zerstörer Kriegsabzeichen by Sohni , Heubach & Co., Idar-Oberstein. Gilded wreath with darkened destroyer with a formed sheet steel metal hinge with wire pin , retaining clip and top hook. Manufacturer's details ' S.H.u.Co.' in relief to the reverse. Good, clean badge, wear to high points.
Detonator, No.36M, Grenade, Mk2 DRILL Standard issue Detonator, No.36M, Grenade, Mk2 DRILL. Dummy igniter set made up to simulate the standard detonator with No.16 safety fuze and a No.6 detonator. Marked ' DRILL ' to the anvil. INERT Available within UK ONLY
DEUTCHE JAGERSCHAFT-HUNTING ASSOCIATION STICKPINS. Here are 2 Third Reich Hunting Association stickpins in grey metal. Worn on the lapel to indicate membership. These are two nice little pins. However, each has a small casting flaw, right in the middle by the tiny swastika. A small portion of the mould has caused the metal to deform a tiny bit, with a small 'blob' of grey metal on the surface. I have thesefore priced them accordingly. (Nice mint ones are hard to find now and are around £40-£50) Priced for each one.
DEUTCHE WEHRMACHT BEVO ARMBAND An integral part of the German Wehrmacht were volunteer and civilian workers. To identify them in civilian clothes, they wore this armband. In yellow cotton with the words 'Deutche Wehrmacht' in black 'bevo' lettering woven through the cloth. There is a Third Reich issue stamp to the reverse edge, but rather indistinct, as it would have given details of a district or area. A nice used item. Were also used by other members of the armed forces when they were working with the Wehrmacht.
Deutsche Wehrmacht armband. WW2 Cotton armband with Deutsche Wehrmachtembroidered to one side. Used by people employed by or in the service of the German Army. Good, used example, has been folded, light marking.
DEUTSCHER JAGDSCHUTZ VERBAND CAR BADGE ENAMEL This is a great DJV(The German Hunting Protection Association) large brass and enamel car mascot membersip badge. Approx 4" across with deer antlers cast into badge with enamel lettering around the edge. HAs 4 holes drilled through it where it's been attached to acar or similar. reverse is plain with no maker. (collar patch for size comparison) Rare badge.
Deutschland Submarine souvenir ashtray. Deutschland was a blockade-breaking German merchant submarine used during World War I. It was developed with private funds and operated by the North German Lloyd Line. She was one of the first of seven U-151 class U-boats built and one of only two used as unarmed cargo submarines. After making two voyages as an unarmed merchantman, she was taken over by the German Imperial Navy on 19 February 1917 and converted into the U-155, armed with six torpedo tubes and two deck gunsU-155 returned to Germany from her final cruise on 12 November 1918 and was surrendered on 24 November 1918 with other submarines as part of the terms of the Armistice. She was taken to Britain and exhibited in London and elsewhere and was eventually sold for scrap in 1921. On 17 September 1921 she was being broken up at Robert Smith and Sons, Birkenhead, when an explosion ripped the ship apart, killing five apprentices. This 180mm x 130mm approx. copper ashtray was made from the scrap from the submarine and sold as souvenirs. Good condition, unusual.
Devonshire Regt. women\'s silver compact. Hallmarked silver and enamel women\'s makeup compact featuring enamelled regimental colours overlaid with a Devonshire Regiment badge. With 1940 hallmarks it is missing the original make up pad but is in otherwise excellent condition. Minor abrasions to the enamel but no missing enamel and no dents to compact. Essential 1940\'s women\'s accessory.
DJ Sigrune arm badge. Introduced in 1933 these badges were worn by DJ equivalents of NCOs and officers with the colour of the circle and Sigrune indicating the wearer's Oberbann, in this case Oberbann 1. In excellent, unissued condition with RZM label to the reverse.
Duke of Cambridge Middlesex Regt. Officer's Waist Belt Plate. Attractive post 1881 Waist Belt plate for the Duke of Cambridge's Own ( Middlesex Regiment ). Silver on gilt, two piece buckle with matching numbers ( 12 ), in good, clean condition.
EARLY ALL WOOL NSDAP PARTY ARMBAND. Worn by all members of the NSDAP, this is an early heavy wool construction armband. MAde of tree pieces, background, circle and moire fabric swastika. There is a small moth hole to the front just under the circle, the armband is a bit grubbby with age. 100% original.
Early German RLB/DLV alloy buckle. Early alloy German RLB/DLV belt buckle. All alloy buckle with nickelled catch, straight winged eagle but with no manufacturer marks. Slight rubbing to highlights and loss of blackening to swastika otherwise excellent condition.
EARLY HEAVY THIRD REICH NAVY BROCADE BUCKLE IN SILVER. This is part of a small collection purchased from a family in Germany. A nice EARLY silver belt buckle for the navy brocade belt. This is for the naval administration and is heavily silver plated of a BRASS base, so is much heavier than the aluminium ones. This buckle would have come from the mid-1930's. A fantastic buckle with great crystal clear detail. This buckle has been worn and used, as the silver finish to the front of the buckle has been polish or worn by the uniform. Silver was for naval administration, and is actually much rarer than the gilt varieties. Buckle is complete with the second slider to fit directly to the belt. A great display piece.
Early Heer Oberfeldwebel Shoulder Straps. A pair of early shoulder straps for probable use on the M35 tunic for the senior NCO rank of Oberfeldwebel. Of typical pointed form without arm of service piping and made in dark feldgrau fine cloth. This type of shoulder strap was in use between 1934 and 1938. In good, used condition, good examples of a matching set of early straps.
Early Hitler Youth belt buckle. Early, all brass Hitler Youth belt buckle. Until the HJ became a seperate organisation in the early thirties it was regarded as the youth section of the NSDAP and as such wore a small 35mm version of the standard type II SA buckle in brass. This example is a two part, brass buckle with white metal prongs and post. In good overall condition with one dent at 9 O'Clock and other minor abrasions consistent with wear. Uncommon.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH BUCKLE AND BELT. RZM MARKED. This is a good used example of a HJ nickel plated, steel belt buckle with original leather belt. Not mint, the buckle has some slight lifting here and there, but nickel plating is 95% complete. Is marked on reverse, in small letters, RZM M4/28. This is the Paulmann & Crone company in Ludenscheid, who made badges, buckles etc etc. belt is a nice thick leather with light brown inside. Has owners name inked in.
Early Jet USN/USMC H-3 Flying Helmet. The H-3 was the standard fighter aircraft flying helmet employed by the US Navy and Marine Corps during and after the Korean conflict. Formed from a rigid fibreglass cloth and resin shell with a cloth flying helmet to the interior suspended by series of straps and pull the dot fasteners. Large size helmet by Bassons Industries Incorporated with a cloth helmet inner by General Textile Mill. In good, overall condition with the majority of the original gold finish remaining and USN aviation wing transfer. Some rubbing to highlights and light marks scrapes etc, boom mike mounting present. Good example.
EARLY PERIOD PORTRAIT OF HITLER ON WOOD BACKING. I imagine there were 1000's of different official and unoffical pictures of Hitler throughout the 1930's etc. This is an interesting variation and looks as though it is made of wood marquetry. In fact it is a printed paper picture stuck to a purpose made backing. Mass produced and sold in souvenir shops etc. This has the little hanger and makers label or shop label on the reverse. Max SINZ-DRESDEN.Very intereting item. Measured approx 10"x7".
Early R.A.F. Silk Escape Map - Germany/Central Europe. 47cms x 37cms, single sided R.A.F. Silk Escape Map. Produced by the A.D.I. ( Maps ) Air Ministry this early example shows Germany and Central Europe and is coded 9U/ . In excellent clean and bright condition.
Early R.A.F. Silk Escape Map - Italy. Double sided silk escape map covering North and South Italy ' 9.J.3 AND 9.J.4 '. A.D.I. ( Maps ) Air Ministry accreditation to both sides, these black and white examples are typical of the early style of escape maps. Blue ink staining, otherwise in excellent, clean condition. This and two other maps were bought recently from a 9th AF veteran during my recent visit to the U.S.
Early RAF Escape Map. Early issue, single-sided silk escape map focusing on central Europe, Germany, Poland, Switzerland , Austria and Hungary. Single sided, black and white printed on silk marked ' A.D.I.(MAPS) Air Ministry ' and designated ' 9U '. In good condition with some staining .
Early RAF/Notts & Derby Portrait with Associated Badges. 10 x 15cm portrait of an officer sporting 1st Pattern RAF wings and wearing the collar and cap badges of his parent regiment - Notts and Derbys in a contemporary frame. Accompanied by a pair of bronzed collar badges by Gaunt and a bronzed cap badge with both blades intact. Recent local saleroom acquisition.
EARLY SA BRASS BUCKLE AND ORIGINAL BELT. A good example of an early SA buckle and original leather belt. Overall in good used condition. Leather in supple order. Looks like the original owner got a little larger as he wore it as it's been professionally lengthened by the addition of an extended tongue. Nice early brass buckle. Seems to have been together for ever.
Early Soldier magazines. Early 1949/50 editions of 'Soldier' - the British Army magazine. With stylish full colour covers, the reverse with coy looking forces sweethearts, and the contents covering individual units and their work, new badges, news and a look back to wartime events. Evocative and useful.
Early Wool N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. Worn by all members of the NSDAP, this is an early heavy wool construction armband. Three piece construction, background, circle and moire fabric swastika. There are small moth holes to the reverse, the armband is otherwise in good condition. Good origina example..
Early WW2 Irish Guards No.1 Dress Officer's Cap. Contained in it's original Herbert Johnson box, this example of an Irish Guards No.1 Dress Cap is in sleepy stored condition. Featuring a bullion peak , king's crown Irish Guards buttons and an unmarked silver and enamel cap badge. Fully lined with clear manufacturer's details and named ' Jackson ' to leather headband reverse, this was originally the property of A.J.Goddard Jackson. Box in tired condition with very faint name and address, the cap as previously stated in stored and sleepy condition but otherwise excellent. Another item with potential research opportunities.
Early WW2 Japanese Rank Insignia. Japanese detachable rank insignia for the Type 5 tunic. Embroidered cotton on wool with leather backing shoulder boards for the rank of Superior Private. These boards were to be used on the Type 5 tunic introduced in 1930 and to be replaced by the Type 98 but was encountered throughout the early part of the War. Good overall condition with slight mothing.
Eickhorn Catalogue - Swords for the British Empire. Original 12pg, large format catalogue entitled \'Swords for the British Empire - Carl Eickhorn, Solingen\'. Probably published in the late 1920s or early 1930s the catalogue shows detailed illustrations of all the major military and masonic pattern swords available to Britain and her Dominions. In excellent ,clean condition with lightly rusted staples.
Eierhandgranate 17n/A. WW1 German egg hand grenade 1917 new model. A good clean example with 65% of it's original black finish fitted with a lead alloy transportation plug with leather washer. The new model differed from it's predecessor in having a cast segmented ring around it's centre to aid grip and fragmentation effect.INERT UK sales only.
EIIR 1827 Patt. Naval Officer's Sword. Current Patt British Naval Officer's Sword. This example retailed by Gieves of London features an etched blade with half basket hilt featuring the Royal cypher all of which is gilded and lacquered. Bound fish skin grip with knot cording attached to hilt with gilded brass mounted leather scabbard. Previous owner's details engraved to scabbard retaining arm. Blade slightly smudged and would benefit form a professional polish, all other aspects of the sword in excellent condition with bright gilding through out complete in it's chamois lined, leather case.Currently costing naval officers a four figure sum !!
EK II ringmarked ' 128 '. Iron Cross Second Class by S. Jablonski GmbH, Eitterstrasse 17, Posen ring marked ' 128 '. Standard three part construction in good overall condition with wear to high points and some minor paint loss to the core.
EK II ringmarked ' 128 '. Iron Cross Second Class by S.Jablonski GmbH of Posen carrying the ringbark ' 128 '. Cross in as found condition, heavily toned and slightly grubby after it's life in a box of souvenirs. Minor scratching of paint to core to the reverse but otherwise good example of an EKII. Accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
EK II ringmarked ' 3 '. Iron Cross Second Class by Wilhelm Deumer, Ludenscheid carrying the ringbark ' 3 '. Cross with patinated silver frame and a very slight bloom to reverse of the core, otherwise good example of an EKII. Accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
Embroidered Combined Operations Badge. Classic example of a circular, embroidered Combined Operations badge as worn by Commandos until the introduction of the Commando Group badge. The badge was designed in 1942 by Lieutenant D.A. Grant RNVR. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
ENAMEL HITLER YOUTH MEMBERS PIN DIAMOND. A very nice little enamel pinback diamond for membership of the HJ. A quite early piece, not RZM marked, but has GES GESCH on reverse. Lovely orignal diamond.
Enemy Sabotage Equipment Identification Manual. Scarce 1943 manual ' Enemy Sabotage Equipment ( Identification ). 67pgs mostly of b/w illustrations showing explosives, fuzes, concealment etc. Ironically many of the illustrations are of Allied equipment which was in widespread use by German special forces who availed themselves of captured supplies meant for SOE. In good, clean condition, ex lib IWM.
Escape ' swinger ' type compasses. Another of M.I.9's creations, two swinger compasses in their original wrapping. Designed to be suspended on a line in water to provide a makeshift compass. Small enough to be concealed in the uniform or in goods sent into POW camps.
Escape and Evasion Razor Blade. An individually wrapped razor blade that has been magnetized so that when suspended by a thread in a glass of water it would act as a compass for escape and evasion purposes. These were issued in escape packs and comforts parcels with other blades but only one blade per pack was magnetized. Various different brands were used this one made by The Fleet Safety Razor Blade by The Dominion Steel Corp. Ltd. of Sheffeield. Light rust staining to blade otherwise in very good condition in original packaging. Several available.
Escape compass Small 15mm compass intended to be concealed or used as part of an escape kit. Brass cased compass, generally considered to be of British manufacture, black painted body, undamaged glass. Devised by M.I.9 the department charged with facilitating the escape of British Prisoners of War. In good, working order, slightly tatty appearance.
Escape compass in waterproof pouch. 10mm escape compass contained in waterproof rubberised pouch. Intended for tropical use, the blackened compass has a \'star\' pointer and is sealed into the pouch which has a grey cotton lanyard to enable wear round the neck. Compass in working order.
Escape saw. Escape saw in it\'s original cardboard sleeve. The saw was a component of escape packs and was also included, covertly, in Red Cross parcels and gifts sent into the Camps. One end of the sleeve ripped to show saw, and another example shown alongside for comparison ( not included ).
Essex Regiment photographic portrait. A good clear photographic study of a Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment. Wearing medals for service in South Africa and taken in a studio in Bangalore. Good , clear image in slightly foxed mounts, image size 9.5 x 9.5cms approx.
EXCELLENT CONDITION PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. RARE MAKER. A really nice Tank Assault badge or 'Panzerkampf Abzeichen' in bronze. Nearly ALL of the bronze finish remains to the front, around 85-90%, and 100% remains to the reverse. It is made by the very rare maker EWE. Apparently EWE were a small Austrian firm and seemed to ONLY make silver and bronze Panzer badges, as their maker mark has not been seen on any other WW2 German badges. Pin and hook are in great condition and the detail/casting is extremely crisp. If you collect by maker, perhaps this is one you don't have.
F-S Etched 3rd Patt F.S. Knife. A heavily used 3rd Patt F.S. Knife which originally carried Wilkinson etches to the blade.This wartime example retains much of it's finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top . Some minor rubbing and wear to the highpoints . Blade has been heavily sharpened with a stone leaving only partial remains of the two etches, this type and manner of sharpening suggests service use rather than postwar gardening or misuse by a child. Typical wartime pattern sheath with both tabs but missing elastic retainer and some wear and rubbing demonstrating having been carried, but in good order . 3rd Patt knives with etches are uncommon and had this been in better order would have commanded a much higher price however, still a good example of a scarce knife that has been carried and used.
F.A.N.Y Peaked Cap. WW2 Peaked cap for a member of the F.A.N.Y. Manufactured by Scott & Co of Piccadilly, this official ' W.T.S ( F.A.N.Y.) ' pattern of cap is made from a fine serge with a glazed cotton interior onto which a large maker's label is sewn. Bronze cap badge by Gaunt with bronze F.A.N.Y. buttons retaining the leather chin strap. Owner's details to interior label. In excellent, clean condition with slight scuffing to lining through wear. Would approximate to a size 6 3/4 - 7.
F.A.N.Y. Beret. WW2 Beret for a member of the F.A.N.Y. Manufactured by Scott & Co of Piccadilly, this official ' W.T.S ( F.A.N.Y.) ' beret is made from a fine serge with a fine glazed cotton interior onto which a large maker's label is sewn. Bronze cap badge by Gaunt with a name tag sewn to the lining. An example of the headwear favoured by special duties F.A.N.Y. members. In excellent unmothed condition.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER ORIGINAL PHOTOS/POSTCARDS. These are two original photographs/ postcards which details the campaigns carried out by the German Parachute regiments. One depicts a fantastic shot of a Fallschurmjager in mid-jump from the plane door. Great detail of the helmet and equipment. The other is a shot from the ground looking up at parachute floating to the ground. These date from POST 1943. The reverse of the postcard reads:- : Jump[combat] actions of the paratroopers- Norway, Holland, Belgium, Greece, Crete, Sicily, Liberation of the Duce, Leros (As Mussolini wasn't freed by the Skorzeny and his men until September 1943, the card must post-date that event.) Price for pair.
FANTASTIC ORIGINAL SASH RIBBON FOR THE THIRD REICH GRAND CROSS AWARD!!!! The Third Reich Grand Cross award is one of the rarest and most valuable of the awards issued during that time. The highest grade was only presented to very few recipients. This is a uniqur opportunity to buy the original sah ribbon that went with the higher grades of this award. Recently purchased directly from an English veterans family, the ribbon was covered with dozens of Third reich party badges. all pinned to the ribbon. These have been removed and we are lefy with the complete sash ribbon and the little snap clip that the award was attached to.The ribbon has the small pin marks in the surface where the party badges were. This is a 'once in a lifetime' chance to acquire the ribbon to a very rare award. it is 200% original and in excellent, complete condition.
FANTASTIC THIRD REICH REGIMENTAL SHOOTING PRIZE PLAQUE. THESE TYPES OF AWARDS WERE VERY COMMON IN THE THIRD REICH ERA AND MANY DIFFERENT VARIATIONS EXIST. THIS ONE IS EXCEPTIONAL IN THAT IT ALSO HAS ON THE BACK THE ORIGINAL PAER INSTRUCTION TO THE ENGRAVER FOR THE DETAIL ON THE METAL PLATE. All the items are mounted on a black painted wood base, and in the center is a beautifully detailed silver plated field pack, complette with blanket and mess tin etc. Either side, set at an angle are 2 K98 rifles, also silvered. Under the pack is a Third Reich steel helmet, also silvered, but complete with decals either side!! Below all of this is a beautifully engraved dedication plaque which reads "To Private Göddenhoff for good performance in shooting Soest [location] the 27th of June 1939 Bulke Leutnant and leader of the battalion staff" Soest was the base for the third battalion of Infanterie-Regiment 64 in 1939. On the reverse, is pinned and stuck the original handwriiten paper that details the award and names etc, probably for the engraver to copy from. The paper is ink signed by yhr Officer, dated and has a Third Reich ink eagle stamp! Fantasic collectable, and would look good on any collectors wall.
FANTASTIC WOOD CARVED PANEL 27TH LIGHT CAVALRY. I have no idea where this has come from, perhaps a book cover or a wall panel. Absolutely beautiful, quality carved panel measuring approx 14\"x8\". Carved in high releif, features a center panel with crossed lances and 27 CAVALRY underneath. Surrounded by carved vine leaves and foliage, forest scenes and flowers. Workmanship is wonderful. The 27th Light Cavalry are a British Indian regiment, formed in 1776 as a native cavalry. In 1903 they became the 27th Light Cavalry, then in 1922 became the 16th Light Cavalry, 1947 onwards are still the 16th Light Cavalry. Have a long battle history from WW1, then Afganistan, then WW2. The reverse of the panel has a small paper label, and seems to have been made in India by a father and son wood carving firm. Unique piece of history. Lovely item.
FANY/MTC Waistbelt. Leather Sam Brown style waist belt of the pattern used for FANY or MTC members. This pattern is distinct in having no provision for a cross strap or equipment/sword loops as found on a standard Sam Brown. This example would fit 28"-30" waist and is in good condition, faint ink name and inscription to interior.
FANY/SOE rank device. FANY rank device of the type that is associated with FANYs working with the SOE usually in communications/signals roles. This particular example is mounted onto a removable KD shoulder board with the rank symbols themselves being removable for washing. In excellent condition and uncommon.
Female Luftwaffe Auxiliary Service Brooch. Dienstnadel or service brooch worn by Luftwaffeheferinnen or female Luftwaffe Auxiliaries. Stamped, pinback brooch with a greyed finish to be worn on the left lapel of uniform jackets or in civilian dress. Ln-Helferinnen served in a number of roles most notably amongst the flak crews. Good, overall condition, wear to highlights.
Field Almanac 1918. Unusual WW1 manual - ' Field Almanac 1918 ' covering all types of information from important dates in the War, morse code, currency, badges of rank, including the newly arrived American forces, measurements and information on the principle British artillery. Good, used condition.
Field Service Manual - Signal Service - Signal Company. 1913 Field Service Manual - Signal Service - Signal Company ( Cable ) Expeditionary Force. 44pgs listing every item of kit from rations to shaving mirrors required by the Officers, Ncos and men of a signal company in forming an expeditionary force. Also lists manpower and trade requirements as well as horses, transports and latrines !! Excellent condition ex IWM lib.
FR693 3rd Patt F.S.Knive - Royal Marines. An excellent unissued 3rd Patt F.S.Knife , probably by Wilkinsons. Casting marked ' 2 ' to handle with ' FR693 ' impressed alongside, with broad arrow ' 12 ' inspection mark to bottom of handle. Machine ground blade in unsharpened condition with all cross graining, slight rubbing to handle highlights. Sheath in tight condition with evidence of original dressing and lacquer, impressed ' FR271 ' to reverse, slight dent to chape. These knives have an interesting story and I refer you to the excellent work by Ron Flook on the FS knife for the full story. These original wartime knives were put into stock and reinventoried by the Admiralty for eventual use by the Royal Marines, they have subsequently been disposed from stores, hence their condition. Excellent condition.
FRAMED PORTRAIT PHOTO R.N.A.S. OFFICER 1917. This is a beautiful period picture frame made of beaten copper over wood, containing an original period portrait photograph of an officer in the Royal Naval Air Service dating from WW1, 1917 approx. Very young officer is 3/4 pose in RNAS uniform. Bottom corner of frame is marked in pencil with name and place. Frame is beaten copper in a typical early '20's style, permanently fixed on the bottom of the frame is a beautiful RNAS cap badge. The RNAS was the marine/naval version of the Royal Flying Corps established around the same time. A really lovely frame and picture, original to each other.
Free French F.F.I. (Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur) Badge. Original WWII Free French F.F.I. (Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur) Badge .Silver plated metal with blue white and red paint detailing . Marked: A.Bertrand, Edit and numbered 28035 to reverse. Good, condition with slight wear to paint finish with lugs to reverse bent for closer fit.
French 25mm Hotchkiss AP Round. Inert French 25 x 193.5mm AP Round. Designed with the French canon de 25 mm semi-automatique modèle 1934 which also saw service with British forces as Anti-Tank Gun - 25mm Hotchkiss Mk I on 25mm. Carriage, Mk.I. When the BEF landed in France in 1939 it had insufficient numbers of anti-tank weapons, as a stop gap they were issued 300 guns. 1938 dated case with projectile with it's original coloured tip, in good condition. INERT Available within UK only
French Mle 74 Gras Bayonet. An excellent example of a French Mle 74 Epee bayonet for the Gras rifle. Matching numbers to bayonet and scabbard with profuse inspection stamps to bayonet and scabbard. The bright, rust free T section blade has the engraved markings for being manufactured n St Etienne in 1877 and looks to be in as good condition as when made. Contained in an undamaged scabbard with nearly all it's original blued finish intact. Pommel and quillion in good toned condition and other than some minor bruising to one grip this as good an example of this bayonet as I have seen.
French Model 1866 or Chassepot bayonet. An excellent example of this classic bayonet designed to accompany the French Chassepot rifle. Brass hilted with steel fittings and a steel yataghan blade with accompanying steel scabbard with matching numbers to bayonet and scabbard. Inscribed to top of blade indicating manufacture at Chatellerault in 1874 with numerous inspection stamps to blade and quillion. Excellent, bright, clean condition.
Friends Ambulance Unit History. 1947 1st ed.' friends Ambulance Unit - the story of the F.A.U. in WW2 1939 - 1946 ' by A.Tegla Davies. 494pgs outlining the extensive work undertaken by the pacifist volunteers of the Society of Friends or Quakers as they are better known. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and list of members and roll of honour. Good overall condition with slightly dusty boards.
Front Heil Buckle. Uncommon, two piece brass and nickel \'Front Heil\' buckle, Produced in the 1920\'s for the various veterans groups that sprung up after WW1. Worn into the Nazi era until eventually replaced when the various veteran organisations were incoporated into the Stahlhelmbund. In excellent, clean condition with some very minor staining to brass.
FS 2ND PATTN. KNIFE COMPLETELY UNTOUCHED, AS FOUND B2 MARKED. If you like as used and as found items, this is for you. Purchased this week, was part of a lot belonging to British airborne private in Ox and Bucks. Landed in glider at D-day +1, Pegasus Bridge area. The FS knife is not mint, but is complete and shows age commensurate with 70 years in an attic. Leather scabbard is complete, both leather tabs are there, as is the elastic loop, but broken. Leather is fine and not damaged, just dull with age. Dagger itself has bronze ringed grip, steel crossguard with slight rust. Top of crossguard is stamped with War Dept ^ arrow and B2. Blade retains 90% of original blued/black finish, with slight surface rust. Tip is just slightly shorter. This knife has really been there and done it, and only if it could talk. In historical condition and fantastic to find one like this
FS FIGHTING KNIFE-more pictures A few more pictures of this wonderful item.
FULL LENGTH ORIGINAL KREIGSMARINE CAP TALLY. Recently purchased as part of a lot from the daughter of a British soldier. This is the blue cap tally with gold lettering that goes on the 'donald duck' sailors cap. In good condition with 2 small moth holes. A great item to display with navy daggers or navy badges etc.
Gammon Grenade. WWII British Grenade No.82 MkI. An excellent condition and scarce example of the 'Gammon' grenade Designed by Capt. R.S. Gammon MC of the 1st Parachute Regiment, the Gammon bomb was developed as a replacement for the tempermental and highly dangerous "sticky bomb" grenade. It consisted of an elasticized stockingette bag made of dark coloured material, a metal cap, and an 'Allways fuze' (the same fuze as found in the No. 69 grenade). Unlike conventional grenades, the Gammon bomb was flexible in the amount and type of munition that could be delivered to a target. For anti-personnel use, a small amount of plastic explosive (about half a stick), along with shrapnel-like projectiles if available, would be placed in the bag. Against armoured fighting vehicles or other armoured targets, the bag could be filled completely with explosive. In this manner it was possible to make an unusually powerful grenade that could only be thrown safely from behind cover. Widely used by both British and American airborne troops This example made by Metal Box in 1943 with a 1943 filling date, in excellent condition retaining it's original red cap and undamaged stockinette bag. Fully strippable. INERT
GauAppell Sachsen day badge. Third Reich, alloy day badge featuring a stylised Nordic design for ' Gau Appell 1936 Sachsen '. Pin fitting to reverse with date 20-21 Juni 1936 and manufacturer's details Wachtler & Lange Mittweida to reverse. Good, used condition.
General Service Medal bar : N.Iraq & S.Turkey. GSM 1962-2007 to24879745 Spr.P.R.E.Barrett RE. One of the less common bars it was awarded for service in Northern Iraq or Southern Turkey between 6 April 1991 and 17 July 1991. In good, clean condition with some minor edge knocks and abrasions.
General Staff Officer Armlet. Good quality, probably pre-war armlet for the use of officers of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff's branches. These were authorised for ranks of Brigadier and Colonels. Evidence of moth tracking and damage to the reverse otherwise good with bright gilt.
Georgian officer’s gorget. Georgian officer’s universal pattern gorget. The Gorget is made from brass with rolled edges which was then gilded overall. Gilding polished away in some areas but the whole gorget is in bright condition with a few minor bruises. A good example of an early piece of insignia at an affordable price.
German air-dropped leaflet. English language, German air-dropped leaflet. Double sided A4 leaflet featuring photographs of the aftermath of the raid on Dieppe. These leaflets were dropped across the South coast in the autumn of 1942 in an attempt to demonstrate the folly of \'invasion\', In good overall condition with some minor edge tears and creases.
German Blockade Breaker Badge. Blockade Breaker Badge by Schwerin. Later example struck in zinc with the typically dark grey finish and the slight depression to the reverse of the badge. Solid block hinge with a wide tapering vertical pin with designer and manufacturer details in relief to reverse ' FEC.OTTO PLACZEK BERLIN/AUSF. SCHWERIN BERLIN '. Good, clean example with much of the silvered finish to eagle and chain present.
German DJ\'s Leaders magazines. 1937 editions of the magazine \' Fuhrerdienst \' which was aimed at leaders of the DJ youth organisation. Giving ideas, instructions and regulations for activities from handicrafts, sports and politics to be undertaken by the DJ. Featuring striking covers with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams in generally clean conditon with some amrking to covers. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
German Imperial Navy Reefer jacket. Good quality woolen naval reefer jacket of the German Imperial Navy issued from the Wilhelmshaven Clothing Depot in 1910. Labelled as per regulations with the proof stamp of the Navy Clothing Depot, serial number stamp and wearer\'s name tab. One yellow chevron, Obermatrose rank to left sleeve and all gilt buttons present and bright. In excellent condition with some minor moth tracking and one 3mm hole to lower front face.
German Intelligence pack for invasion of UK. Published in small numbers and scarce, these packs were issued in Berlin in 1940 by the German Department for War Maps and Surveying (Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen) within the German General Staff (Generalstab des Heeres) . The pack contains various gazeteers, maps and photographic surveys of the UK and are marked For Official Use Only! (Nur für den Dienstgebrauch!) or Secret! (Geheim!) for German military staff in connection with Operation Sealion (Unternehmen Seelöwe), the intended invasion of Britain. All contents in good to excellent condition with some minor foxing, cardboard folder in slightly tatty condition with various tears, creases and bruises.
German Officers calender desk set, artillery shells!!! A great addition to your own desk, this is a calender set, all in German of course, probably from a WW2 officers deskset. Consisting of two solid brass shells mounted either side of the dates, months holder. All affixed to a cream marble base. I actually have never had one of these before!! All the little cardboard inserts are complete, month-day-date.
German Pioneer manual. 1936 German Army pioneer manual. Running to 444pgs the manual covers all aspects of the tasks of the combat engineer or pioneer. Extensively illustrated throughout with sketches and tabulated information and covers subjects from bridging, boat work, field fortification, demolitions and field construction. Useful sections on explosives, detonators etc. Good, clean edition with slightly marked covers with various library/ownership stamps.
German Propaganda leaflet. German Propaganda leaflet entitled ' I want to go home'. 10 page, probably air-dropped leaflet intended for use on Allied troops involved in the Italian campaign. Content centres around a defeatist view of the Allied war effort with sentimental verses etc. In good, overall condition with some marking to covers, clean contents.
GERMAN RED CROSS HANDBOOK. Dedicated inscription. A dedicated and in near mint condition, Red Cross/first aid handbook. Profuseley illustrated throughout, with diagrams of first aid proceedures, treatments etc.
German Red Cross membership badge. 15mm pinback, silvered brass lapel badge for the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz. Probably worn as a membership badge in civilian clothes, marked ' Ges Gesch.' to reverse. Good overall condition. POSTFREE within UK
German shooting prize. Pressed tin shooting badge mounted onto a ribbon rosette printed with the phrase \'Reserve hat Ruh - parole heimat\' essentially \'the Reserve is ready\'. Probably pre-War or early War probably given as a prize/or for attending a shooting competition. In excellent, clean condition.
German Third Reich Kriegsmarine Battle Flag. German Third Reich Reichskriegsflag or Kriegsmarine battle flag. 65cm x 50cm size with size designation, Kriegsmarine proof stamp and ' Hamburg ' to hem. Halyard loop and line have been carefully removed and in good bright condition with some minor staining to one corner but otherwise undamaged. Very presentable example in a manageable size.
German VDA Donation badges. A group of tin,pinback, donation badges featuring towns and cities with their respective coat of arms. The VDA or Volksbund für das Deutschtum im Ausland was ostensibly a cultural organisation whose goals included preservation of German culture among "racial Germans". In reality it was engaged in spying across the whole world, using German minorities living in other countries. Good condition with some rubbing to highpoints.
German WW2 Marsch Kompass. Standard early, official issue, German March compass. Brass body with folding ruler to reverse, functioning luminous markers. Good used condition with wear to high points . Fully functioning.
German WW2 Sea Mine horn. WW2 German sea mine horn which would have contained a detonator for exploding the main charge of the mine. Made from a soft lead based alloy the horn was designed to crush on contact intiating the detonator within. Excellent condition complete with leather sealing washer, indistinct markings to one side. INERT
German WWII Cased, Mother's Cross in Gold. A good example of a Mothers Cross in gold, cased with its full length ribbon, in its original fitted box. Gold blocked to the exterior of the box with the outline of the award, with a retailer’s name ' Ziemer & Sohne 'blocked to the silk upper inner lid.
GILDED CLOSED WING PARTY STICKPIN Small stickpin in perfect condition. Closed wing eagle and swaz. Twisted stickpin.
Gold and Enamel R.A.F. Sweetheart badge. Contained in it's original box this gold R.A.F. sweetheart badge was sold by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company. Not marked as gold, but tested and guaranteed as such, this pretty 40mm, high detailed example is an attractive acquisition. Priced to reflect it's lack of hallmarks.
Gold Fleet Air Arm sweetheart brooch. Delightful 9ct gold and enamel sweetheart brooch for the Fleet Air Arm. Finely detailed, intracately worked example with undamaged enamel marked 9ct to reverse. Contained in it's original retailers box - James Walker Ltd - 'watchmakers to the Admiralty'. Superb example.
GOLD THIRD REICH NAVY OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE ON UNCUT BACKING. A beautiful gold navy breast eagle in rayon on blue background. Has never been on a tunic and was probably cut from a roll or similar. navy blue backing is roughly cut, and not trimmed to proper outline of the eagle. Superb quality. In excellent condition. Leave as it is, or trim it yourself, but it's been like this for 70 years!!
GOOD EXAMPLE OF EARLY 2nd Pattn. FS KNIFE BY WILKINSON. This is a good USED example of the earlier type SECOND PATTERN Fairburn Sykes fighting /commando knife. It has all of the qualities of the much rarer 1ST pattn, with the 's' shaped crossguard. Nickel plated cross hatched grip, lade marked with Wilkinson Sword on one side and 'the FS fighting knife' on the other. Blade is very lean and tidy, it has been used so there are some very slight sharpening marks, but nothing serious. Nice bright blade otherwise. Leather scabbard has nickel lower chape which has a single staple. Brown leather is in fine shape, has had the 'sew on' leather tabs removed. Scabbard throat has two small slits to the side which the blade has done when going back into the scabbard. The elastic retention loop to the top of the scabbard frog has broken, but is all still there.
GOOD QUALITY EARLY PARTY ARMBAND. This is an early quality, all wool, heavier type party armband of 3 piece construction. Red wool body is damage free, White ribbed material circle and black moire fabric swastika. Standard, early piece.
GOOD QUALITY SA/NSDAP WOOL ARMBAND. A good used example of the standard red/white Party armband, used by many Third Reich organisations. Three piece construction, with red wool background, separately applied white circle and black swastika in moire fabric. Evidence of age and use, a little grubby overall. Nice looking armaband.
GOOLIE CHIT-FAR EAST-MINT CONDITION Description: British Far East ' goolie chit ' Multi-lingual ' goolie chit ' printed on silk stating ' I am an Allied fighter.....my Government will sufficiently reward you when the Japanese are driven away '. Chit headed by a Union flag with 16 translations of the introductory statement in languages including Chinese, Tamil, Burmese, Thai, and Kachin. Chit approx. 50 x 30cms in mint, un-issued condition, been folded up in the leaves of a book for the past 70 years. All colours 100% perfect.
GQ Company Parachutist Qualification Badge, RAF, Para & Free French. Scarce early WW2 ' Gregory & Quilter Parachute Company silver plated winged parachute canopy GQ badge .' IT depicts a parachutist, the slim wings inlaid with orangey red enamelling, the reverse impressed "G.Q. Parachutist". Excellent condition, still on it's original ' J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd ' manufacturer's card. The ' GQ ' - Gregory & Quilter badge was given to anyone who had completed training using their parachutes and was often used as a qualification badge by parachute forces.
GQ Parachute badge. Die struck, silvered and enamel pinback badge for the GQ parachute company. These badges were awarded by the company and were worn variously by parachute packers and company employees. The badges awarded to users of the GQ parachutes have the word \'parachutist\' engraved to the reverse. In excellent, clean condition.
GREAT LITTLE PARTY FLAG?VEHICLE IDENTITY FLAG? Nice little double sided party type flag with thin rope hangings. Used for all sorts of things, this is a well made flag with double sided, separately applied, circle and black swastikas. Has been used and flown, bit grubby in places. Has a very nice makers label sewn to the hem. Measure about 2' x 3', so a nice size for display or a back-drop.
Grenade Practice, No.23 with Gibbons Patent Mechanism. A good example of a ' Grenade Practice, No.23 with Gibbons Patent Mechanism, Dummy ', this was a standard No.23 grenade body with a small spring clip to retain the lever to allow for realistic handling and throwing practice. Supplied to the Ministry of Munitions in 1916 and 1917 by the Practice Projectile Company, a firm set up by Gibbons for the supply of this grenade. The body is empty with no centre piece or internal mechanism and is zinc coated which is typical. Good overall condition with areas of very minor corrosion. INERT AVAILABLE within UK ONLY
Grenadier Guards Grouping. A small grouping of cloth insignia and cigarette case from a veteran of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Comprises a painted cigarette case with Guards formation signs, 2 x embroidered Grenadier Guards shoulder titles, 1 x Guards Armoured and 2 x 1 Corps formation signs. All typical of a veteran who fought through the campaign in Europe to become the occupying forces in the Rhine Province.
Grouping to Lt. Col. David Lambert Paxton Danger MM, MBE - SAS Grouping from the affects of Lt. Col. David Lambert Paxton Danger MM, MBE. Danger was notable for being an original member of ' L Detachment ' the forerunner of the SAS and went on to serve as Paddy Mayne's personal signaller. Danger joined the Royal Signals in 1941, lying about his danger he went on to serve in North Africa under David Stirling and then with Paddy Mayne in Sicily, Italy and then France and Western Europe. He was awarded the MM for his part in Operation Kipling in Central France, the recommendation being signed by Mayne. Turning down a commission in order to continue to serve with Mayne he served with 1 SAS on Operations Kipling, Howard and Houndsworth. Following the War he served with the Parachute Regt. in Palestine finally joining the R.A.O.C. in 1952, retiring in 1978 as a Lt.Col. An impressive CV! Grouping includes Para and SAS Assoc. ties, water damaged copy of Mars and Minerva, modern SAS wings, SAS blazer badge, SAS veteran's pennant and various Association cards, diary covers etc. A copy of the eulogy delivered at his funeral in 2009 is also included.
Guilded Metal Kriegsmarine Sleeve Career Insignia. Impressive metal version of the Kriegsmarine Sleeve Career Insignia. This particular example for ' Mechanikermaat ' or mechanic's mate. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform complete with backing plate.
Gulf War medal grouping. Interesting Gulf War grouping to 24687482 L/Cpl R.D.Anderson RAOC. Includes Gulf Medal - bar 16th Jan to 28 Feb 1991 ,Kuwait Liberation Medal (4th grade) and Saudi Liberation of Kuwait Medal. Also includes blue beret with RAOC badge 7th Armoured and Force Maintenance Area TRFs, Liberation of Kuwait medallion, Iraqi banknote and two phonecards one for Gulf use and the other for HM Prisons. This last item hints at the extra interest of this group as L/Cpl.Anderson was court martialled after threatening an officer and despite representations by his CO and other senior officers served time at Colchester and was discharged. Also accompanying the grouping are copies of the Army character assessment sheets and a reference outlining his story. Interesting grouping.
H.M.S.Warspite Jutland commemorative silver box. Hallmarked silver, wood lined cigarette box with a teak lid,reputedly made from wood taken from Warspite after being damaged at Jutland in May 1916. Label to lid ( also hallmarked ) ' H.M.S.Warspite - Jutland-31stMay 1916 '. Sheffield hallmarks for 1916 with a maker mark for Walker & Hall, Sheffield. Heavy item with a large silver content.
Handbook of Enemy Ammunition. 1945ed. ' Handbook of Enemy Ammunition - Pamphlet No.15 - German Ammunition Markings and Nomenclature .' A superb and very scarce manual, detailing the final available information on German ammunition markings. Profusely illustrated with sketches, b/w photographs and diagrams with impressive full colour fold-out plates. Gives full details on filling codes, propellant coding, positioning of markings and abbreviations. Slight marking to card covers and a minor tear and loss to spine. Important and scarce.
Handbook of Enemy Ammunition. 1945ed. ' Handbook of Enemy Ammunition - Pamphlet No.11 German Mines, Grenades, Gun Ammunition & Mortar Ammunition '. A superb and very scarce manual, detailing the final available information on German ammunition . Profusely illustrated with sketches, b/w photographs and diagrams . Good, used condition with foxing to covers.
Handbook of Enemy Ammunition. 1940ed.30pgs ' Handbook of Enemy Ammunition - Pamphlet No.1 German Shells Fuzes and Bombs '. A superb and very scarce manual, detailing the final available information on German ammunition . Profusely illustrated with sketches, b/w photographs and diagrams . Good, clean condition with external, issue board covers.
HANDMADE PERIOD THIRD REICH RING An expertly done ring in brass, a lot of handywork here. Small size, but adjustable. Depicting a cut out swastika in a circle, with the band in classic \'roman\' releif. Nice bit of work.
HARD SHELL P38 THIRD REICH HOLSTER WELL MARKED. This is a super conditioned hard-shell leather holster for the P38. Beautiful condition and so well marked. Dated 1943 with the makers mark 'joa'. There is a Waffanampt stamp below this with a small eagle and swastika.Both belt loops are fine and strong. There is a light stamp of the P38 into the body of the holster beside the loops. All stitching present and perfect, has not been stained or polished and all the cotton thread is a cream/white colour. Leather is fine and supple. Retains perfect shape.
Heavy Anti-Aircraft Artillery Grouping. Paperwork and insignia grouping to 1783331 W/Bdr.L.W.Haines ' E ' Hy AA Bty.RA. Grouping contains Replacement paybook with damaged pages of original stuck in, Release book, record of service certificate and certificate of transfer, photograph, cap badge , rank stripes, unissued AA Command and arm of service strips and one used shoulder title. All items in good condition.
Heer Sport\'s Vest Eagle. Large, Bevo eagle for the Heer sport\'s vest. Unissued condition and an excellent example.
HERMAN GOERING PERIOD PORTRAIT PRINT. Measures approx 9 3/4"x12 1/2" on cream card, this is a beautifully executed drawing of Riechsmarchal Herman Goering wearing his beloved 'Blue Max' for his WW1 exploits. fantastic detail, head and shoulders. Markers marks/printers name along with printed Goering signature.
HIGH QUALITY INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE-UNMARKED. A very nice 100% original WW2 German Infantry Assault award badge. Has some age and slight wear to the front, but a very detailed and high quality casting. Not been polished or messed with. Flat casting to the back/rear, but with no maker mark. High quality pin and hook. A very nice example.
High Seas Fleet War Badge. WW2 German High Seas War Badge by Schwerin. Tombac construction with silvering to battleship and reverse. Coke bottle pin to reverse with manufacturer's details ' FEC.ADOLF BOCK AUSF.SCHWERIN.BERLIN '. Although the fire gilt finish is missing from the wreath, badge still has a pleasing brass finish, some wear to reverse wash. A good example.
Highland Cyclist Battalion NCOs and O/Rs badge. Good well struck, white metal badge of the Highland Cyclist Battalion. This unit was originally formed from the 5th (Vol.) Battalion Black Watch and went on to serve with the 51st Highland Division. This example is in excellent condition with both lugs present although bent through use. Also has a J.R.Gaunt makers tablet soldered to the rear. Excellent original example.
History and Memoir of the 33rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. 1919 1st ed.' History and Memoir of the 33rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps and of the 19th, 98th, 100th, and 248th M.G. Companies ', written and illustrated by members of the battalion - Lt.Col.G.S.Hutchinson. 118pgs, large format classic work with fold out panoramas, coloured paintings and sketches and large numbers of photographs. One small area of staining to spine and cover otherwise excellent, numbered copy. Heavy item.
History of 35pg, 1st ed.1919 \'The Fighting Story of \"G\" and 7th Tank Battalion on the Western Front including Ypres, Cambrai and Bapaume, compiled by a committee of officers from the unit.Inc. maps and a roll of honours and awards. In excellent clean condition with original red/green boards.Remains of label to spine and covers. Scarce WW1 tank unit history.
History of 11th Armoured Division. \'Taurus Pursuant\' - A History of 11th Armoured Division 1946, 118pgs with appendices and a 44pg roll of honour. Illustrated through out with sketches, photographs and pull out maps. In good condition with rubbed corners and minor rust staining around staples otherwise clean and tight contents.
Hitler ' Po ' ashtray Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Hitler's face in the interior with the dedication ' Flip your ashes on old nasty ' and the pun ' The violation of Poland '. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. In good undamaged condition.
Hitler ' Po ' ashtray. Comic ashtray in the form of a miniature potty with Hitler's face in the interior with the dedication ' Flip your ashes on old nasty ' and the pun ' The violation of Poland '. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. In good undamaged condition.(one listed recently, we were lucky enough to find this other one immediately after from the same source)
Hitler Card stickpin. Colour, embossed card stickpin featuring Hitler as Reichkanzler. Possibly given or sold at a Party Day or function. Slightly creased but otherwise good condition. POSTFREE within UK
HITLER HEAD SILHOUETTE PICTURESTAMPED IN ZINC. One of the many 1000's of things produced in the Third Reich era as promotional, advertising, souvenirs of their leader. This has great detail and is stanped out from a sheet of grey zinc. Would probably have been silvered and mounted in a frame. Measures 8 1/4" x 7". Original piece of Hitler memorabelia, would look excellent with a display of badges, armbands etc etc.
Hitler Youth Belt and Buckle. Alloy, one-piece HJ buckle with small black leather belt. Buckle marked RZM M4/24 for Friedrich Linden of Ludenscheid, belt RZM marked with manufacturer's details in full although hard to distinguish. Good, overall condition with light usage markings to buckle and belt. Acquired with other veteran souvenirs from a special forces member.
Hitler Youth Donation Badges. 7 x plastic donation badges in the form of Hitler Youth equipment and kit. Probably given in exchange for a donation to a Hitler Youth fund or day all the badges are in good condition with some retaining their original suspension strings.
HITLER YOUTH MARKSMANSHIP AWARD-HIGHER GRADE. Recently found in Germany, a number of these HJ shooting award badges. Beautifully preserved, discoloured on the back with patina, never issued and otherwise mint. This is the higher grade badge with the silver oak leaves running around the edge. Lovely enamel work, perfect HJ diamond. Marked on the reverse RZM and maker M1/102- {Frank & Reif in Stuttgart} Difficult to find originals of these. A really nice badge and great with a HJ collection.
Hitler Youth pennant. Large 50cms x 75cms approx vertical HJ banner. Double sided, multi-piece construction made from heavy duty cotton the pennant features the standard HJ emblem to front. To the reverse a white Wofsangle on a green field. Two cotton ties to the top edge. Good, overall condition with some light marking and staining.
HJ Gebeit Sleeve Triangle. HJ Gebeit triangle (District triangle) for the shoulder of the left sleeve. Yellow/gold text on a black cotton background -Ost Sudetenland. Overall in excellent unissued condition with paper RZM label to the reverse.
HJ Summer cap. Hitler Jugend Sommer-Mutze or summer cap. Tan cotton piped in red for general HJ with a mock leather headband and false silk lining. Probably a post 1939 example as it displays no evidence of having a national emblem just the cloth HJ diamond which was posted in regulations in 1942. In excellent, clean condition, probably unissued, with two minor tears to the headband.
HJ/BDM Sports Vest Insignia. An unused example of the Bevo weave HJ diamond. This was worn on the first pattern of sports vest by HJ and BDM members and also on other items of sports clothing, swimming costumes, ski jacket etc. Good, overall condition, some minor marking.
HMS Glory - Aircraft Carrier/Japanese Surrender Grouping. A medal, insignia , ephemera and photographic grouping to D/MX 726397 P/O. Maurice D Edwards who was serving on board the aircraft carrier HMS Glory. HMS Glory (R62) was a Colossus-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy laid down on 27 August 1942 by Harland and Wolff at Belfast. She was launched on 27 November 1943, commissioned on 2 April 1945, and left for the Pacific with an air wing of Barracudas (837 Naval Air Squadron) and Corsairs (1831 Naval Air Squadron). At Sydney, she joined the 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron of the British Pacific Fleet as the war was ending. Glory came to Rabaul shortly thereafter on 6 September 1945 to accept the surrender of the Japanese garrison there. Group consists of Edward's medals, 39-45, Pacific Stars and War Medal in original box, various items of RN insignia, ration cards, passes, orders etc, personal photographs and a number of 10 x 8 photographs showing the Japanese surrender at Rabaul. These are accompanied by smaller but differing views of the surrender. There is also an official photographic copy of the ' Instrument of Surrender ' and some Japanese money collected on a trip to Hiroshima . Interesting grouping to the forgotten war.
HUNTING/FORESTRY ASSOCIATION HUNTING HORN. A pre-war German Hunting horn in excellent condition, complete with original green leather shoulder srap etc. All brass construction, with no damage at all. Horn is trimmed with green leather and has an oval brass label FURST PLESS on the bell of the bugle.Complete and plays well!!
Hydrabad Volunteer Rifles Officer's Service Cap. Good quality, dark green, fine melton cloth Field Service cap for an officer of the Hydrabad Volunteer Rifles. White piped crown with silvered Hydrabad Volunteer Rifles buttons with a die-stamped light infantry badge. Approx. size 7/7 1/4 with a clean interior with large and ornate tailor's label for Balham Pile & Co. and a stitched initial. In excellent, clean condition with some minor moth nips to piping.
I.G.S. Medal,Bar Hazara 1888-Northumberland Fusiliers. India General Service Medal, bar Hazara 1888 to 544 Pte.J.McNally 2nd Bn.Northumberland Fusiliers inscribed as issued. Good, clean condition, minor edge knocks and abrasions. Unresearched.
Ian Fraser VC signature. Ink signature mounted on card of Ian Edward Fraser who was awarded the VC for his efforts off the Johore Straits on 31/07/45 in miniature submarine XE3. POSTFREE within UK
IMPERIAL GERMAN 925 SILVER SHOOTING MEDAL/AWARD. Shooting was and is a very popular past-time in Germany. There are 100\'s of local shooting clubs all over the country, many have existed from before WW1. This is a beautiful shooting award or prize, in solid 925 marked silver. Awarded in the town of Ottersberg. Englaved inscription reads \' EHRENMITGLIED- Schutzenverrin Ottersberg\' . Quite a large medallion, measures approx 8cm x 5cm overall. Great to go with other shooting awards and shooting cutlass etc.
Imperial German Army Service Reconnaissance Reports. Two sequential reconnaissance reports ( Nr.1111 & 1112 ) 18.01.1916, produced by the Imperial German Air Service. Photos were taken by a Lt.Wilhelm and his observer Uffz.Purucker of Feld-Flieg.-Abt.29 flying from Marchais. Both photos show trench lines and are concentrating on a particular position which is annotated ' St. Marie Fe ? ' . The reports include height, camera, exposure, crew details etc. and both have been annotated. Brief research would indicate that these reports are for the Aisne front but would merit further research. Unusual and uncommon.
Imperial German Demag fighting Knife/Bayonet . A scarce example of the WW1 Imperial German Demag fighting Knife/Bayonet. Kranked handle retaining 90% original paint finish with clean blade with the Demag Duisburg marking to one side and ' gesetzlich geschutze ' to the other. An Imperial inspection mark to the top of the ricasso. Scabbard retains original paintwork with some spidering and bubbling and minor corrosion with belt loop and intact retaining strap. Very much a sleeper that would reward a gentle clean. CONS /012
IMPERIAL GERMAN FIRE OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A most interesting piece of Imperial German headgear and something I have never owned before. Fire Officers parade? pickelhaube complete with brass fittings and chinscale. Main body of helmet is black leather, but the front and rar peaks are metal painted black. Superb brass comb runs from front to rear. Beautiful large brass fire Officers brass badge to the front depicting fire scenes and small helmet etc etc. Writing reads 'FREIWILLIGE FEUERWEHR'. fULL OFFICERS BRASS CHINSCALE REMAINS INTACT. Unfortunately the interior liner has gone to time, but could be replaced if desired. A fantastic looking helmet and a great display item.
IMPERIAL GERMAN FIREMANS LEATHER PICKELHAUBE Purchased with the Officers helmet just listed, this is the ordinary firemen's version of the leather fire helmet. Constructed in the same way as the army pickelhaubes, leather shell with leather peak front and rear. Nice brass trims and comb running front to rear. Red leather band running around the helmet. Original chin strap. Interior has full original lining and also the original paper makers label etc.
IMPERIAL GERMAN PICKELHAUBE HELMET PLATE-NEAR MINT this is avery useful spare if you have a broken helmet plate or want to upgrade your one. In beautiful condition, it still retains most of the gilt finish. The plate is pressed brass and has the Iron Cross in the middle, which I believe indicates this is for RESERVISTS. All connecting loops present. Nice plate.
IMPERIAL GERMAN PRUSSIAN OFFICERS MILITARY ADMINISTRATION PICKLEHAUBE. An untouched, un-messed with example of a WW1 Officers picklehaube, complete with the original chin strap and original cockades. The complete helmet and brass fittings has the same patina over it. All the brass fittings have a lot of the original gilt finish and just the high spots have worn off. Everything has retained a nice tone, and you can see it's always been together. The Prussian eagle and chin strap have 'embedded' themselves in to the leather body of the helmet, and created little indents where they have rested for 100 years. The large Prussian eagle badge has a very small identical eagle pinned to it right in the middle of the legs. This and the shape and type of the picklehaube indicate it is a Military Administration Officer. The scull of the helmet is in good order, it has some age cracks, but not too many and a tiny piece missing beside one of the spike fittings. The tall spike has a couple of small 'pinch' dents at the very top of the spike. The silk lining and leather sweatband are intact. It's also named in pencil to the inside of the skull 'Hoffmann'. Overall a very pleasing looking helmet, makes a great displace piece.
IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 FLYERS BADGE STICKPIN. Fantastic quality and detail. This is the miniature stickpin of the WW1 Imperial German Flyers badge in silver. On original cream card. Nice twisted pin to reverse.
IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS-AS FOUND I am sure this could tell a story! Rusty in the center, but not bad. Pin has been repaired at the hinge and the hook is missing. Corners of the cross slightly dented. It is what it is!!!
Imperial Hanseatic Cross - Hamburg. Red-enamelled silver cross pattée featuring the arms of Hamburg to the obverse. The Hanseatenkreuz was a decoration of the three Hanseatic city-states of Bremen, Hamburg and Lübeck, who were members of the German Empire during World War I, each state featuring their own design to a similar cross. The cross was awarded for merit in war, and could be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel. When awarded for bravery or combat merit, it was the three cities' equivalent of the Prussian Iron Cross. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Imperial Japanese wounded in action grouping. A scarce Imperial Japanese China Incident grouping consisting of a cased 1937 China Incident medal and original named service book with contemporary service records and notations. Book contained in named canvas cover to an Army Infantry Private Ryosuke Ogawa of the 27th Imperial Infantry Regt. He was born in 1914 and was enlisted in the Reserve in August 1939 and subsequently wounded in the left side of the chest in Feb.1940 and was treated in Asahikawa hospital. He left hospital in May 1940 and was discharged from the army as a result. Medal in NEF condition with service book in excellent,clean condition.
Imperial M15 Field Artillery Shoulder strap. WW1 Imperial German M15 shoulder strap for wear by a member of the 51st (2nd Upper Alsatian) Field Artillery. Good condition with no moth, removed from uniform.
Imperial M15 Foot Artillery Shoulder strap. WW1 Imperial German M15 shoulder strap for wear by a member of the WW1 Imperial German M15 shoulder strap for wear by a member of the 9th (Schleswig-Holstein) Foot Artillery . Good condition with slight moth, removed from uniform.
Imperial S71 Bayonet. A good example of one of the most elegant of bayonets, the Imperial S71. Blade manufacturer marked ' Weyersburg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen, no other visible markings. Good, clean condition, patinated overall with a good, solid scabbard with a couple of very minor bruises to the chape.
Indian Airborne wing. WW2 Indian Airborne jump qualification wing. Embroidered and padded to produce a high relief with stylised feathers picked out with prominent thread. The parachute is treated in a similar fashion. The wings embroidered directly onto a khaki wool backing and then onto an aertex type backing which has three pop studs applied to each corner. The wing is in superb condition and would be difficult to upgrade.
Indian Airborne wing. WW2 Indian Airborne jump qualification wing. Embroidered and padded to produce a high relief with stylised feathers picked out with prominent thread with the parachute treated in a similar fashion. The wings embroidered directly onto a khaki wool backing and then onto a cotton backing with a brass plate and pin to secure to a uniform. This example is in used condition with a salty reverse but otherwise in excellent condition and like all of these wings slightly different from other examples.
Indian issue 3rd Pattern F.S. Knife. Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains much of it's blackened finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top. One dent to top of the grip with broad arrow ' I ' stamped into the top of the cross guard. Hand drawn blade with period signs of sharpening and a grubby blade which could benefit from a careful clean. Late pattern sheath which retains both tabs which have been artfully frayed, elastic retainer now absent. Good, used example.
Indian Mountain Artillery Shoulder Titles. White metal and brass, Indian Mountain Artillery shoulder titles mounted onto white cotton sliders for use on uniform epaulettes. Good, used condition.
Inert Flak 38 20mm AP/T projectile and case. 1940 dated 20mm Armour Piercing projectile and case in original packing tube. Projectile with 70% + of it's original colour with a red band signifying a red trace element. Lacquered steel case contained in original cardboard packing tube. Excellent, original condition with some areas of minor corrosion. INERT - available within UK ONLY
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This particular example is in good condition with the body having clearly defined inspection stamps and codes and dated 1936 and much of it's original painted finish. The fin retains approx 95% of it's green finish with a stamped inspection mark. The nose is detachable. INERT
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This particular example is in good condition with 70% original paint to fins and inspection marks/batch numbers to body and base. INERT UK customers ONLY.
Infantry Assault badge. A clean and pleasing example of a WW2 Infantrie Sturmabzeichen or Infantry Assault badge. Slightly convex, stamped with a soldered hinge and clasp with a steel pin. This example has a large percentage of the original silver wash remaining with minor rubbing to highlights. Excellent.
Infantry Training 1911 Manual. Infantry Training 1911 , 217pg manual published by the General Staff dealing with infantry training from squad to battalion level. Includes sections on machine gun section drill, infantry in battle and field operations. Aug 1914 inscription to a Canadian officer from Brooks Alberta to fep, excellent, clean condition, ex IWM lib.
Inniskilling Fusilier Officer Portrait. Good, clear image of an officer of the Inniskilling Fusiliers in parade dress with sword and bearskin and WW1 pair in wear. Image 14 x 20cms approx mounted on board bearing the mark of the Irish Lafayette studio. Good condition with light marking.
Instruction Book ' Armoured Car Humber Mk.I ' 1941ed. ' Instruction Book for Armoured Car Humber Mark 1 '.145pgs, illustrated throughout with sketches, photographs and fold-out plates. In good, used condition with some light marking to covers and minor creasing etc to contents.
Instructions for Armourers Besa MG - 7.92 & 15mm. 1941ed. Instructions for Armourers 1931 Supp.No.4 Guns ,Machine, Besa, 7.92mm., Mk.I & Mk.II also Besa, 15mm., Mk.I and Accessories. Full armourers instructions for both calibre of the principal machine gun used in tanks by the the British, the Besa. 36pgs with three fold-out scale plans of guns and all principle plans. Lightly marked covers, clean contents and charts, uncommon.
Iraq War Grouping. Iraq Medal with 19 Mar - 28 Apr. Clasp to 25131444 Pte. R.A.O.Clark RLC. contained in box of issue with Iraqi bank note, 2 x Iraqi issue medals, British Forces Tank Transporter badge and a framed souvenir card. All items contained in a plush case.
Iserlohn Brigade Aufmarsch 1934. Striking pinback daybadge for Iserlohn Brigade Aufmarsch 16/17 June 1934. Original toned condition.
Issue SAS Beret. Original issue SAS beret probably 80/90's issue. Size 7 1/8 with central celluloid internal protector present . Manufactured by Compton Webb the whole beret retains it's carefully shrunken and formed shape. Embroidered badge centrally sewn over the cap slider location. Beret grubby with some minor moth tracks and one 3mm to top. Very much a worn, issued example rather than one from the surplus store.
Italian Fascist Albanian service lapel badge. Brass and enamel pin back badge commemorating the Italian campaign in Albania. 25mm wide with intact pin and clean undamaged enamel.
J.R.59 1936 Illuminated Award Certificate. An attractive example of an early Wehrmacht award certificate given by J.R.59 for completion of a 25km ' Gepackmarsch ' or express march. Featuring gold relief borders and lettering centring on a militaristic vignette. In good, clean condition.
Jan 45 Secret RAF Bombing Analysis Report. Prompted by Prof. Lindemann who was responsible for the government's scientific decisions and also headed a Statistics Division, or S branch, with whose help he scrutinized the performance of the regular ministries and prioritized the logistical machinery of warfare, the RAF began a detailed analysis of the effect of bombing on specific targets. This particular secret report was one such and the report analyses the raid of 27/28 May 1944 on the Bourg Leopold Barracks, Belgium. Thorough analysis with plans, maps and photographs covering all aspects of the target, shelters, buildings, bomb load,damage and casualties. Original copy of the report, in good, clean condition, some minor marks, tears etc.
Japanese 7.7mm Hotchkiss Machine Gun Ammunition Strip. Original WW2 Hotchkiss machine gun loading strip containing an example of an original and deactivated 7.7mm Japanese WW2 machine gun round. Complete with its original, strengthened card packaging and label.
Japanese Good Luck Bag. Typically carried by many Japanese combatants of all services this bag contains a number of good luck offerings collected from temples and shrines. Individually wrapped wooden and silk shapes featuring various hanko and pictograms were sent to loved ones as symbols of good luck and often, as in this case were carried together in a bag. This example is made from silk and cotton and features a rising sun to one side with an inked name and a lotus blossom to the other. All of the ensemble has clearly been carried and is a little worn and has clearly been subject to moisture at some time. A poignant piece of personal kit.
Japanese Good Luck Flag Japanese yosegaki hinomaru or good luck flag. Approx 70 x 100cms printed on silk with two leather reinforced corners and cotton ties. This example is covered in characters with a prominent name or exhortation running across the top of the flag. Both leather corner reinforcements and ties are intact with some contemporary staining and fold marks. Good large example.
Japanese Good Luck Flag - Veteran bring back. Japanese yosegaki hinomaru or good luck flag. Approx 85 x 68cms printed on silk with two leather reinforced corners and cotton ties. This example is covered in a profusion of characters with prominent larger characters forming the exhortation ' Ki Buun Chokyu ' translating as ' I pray that your military fortunes are long lasting.' This example was with the effects of Henry P Woolley, Detachment 101 OSS. Both leather corner reinforcements are intact with one tie lost. Some minor contemporary staining and fold marks with areas of damage, which I would suggest are contemporary and occurred when the item was acquired.
Japanese good luck flag. Japanese yosegaki hinomaru or good luck flag. Approx 75 x 85cms printed on silk with two leather reinforced corners and cotton ties. Small line of indistinguishable characters to bottom edge. In excellent condition.
Japanese Good Luck Flag. Japanese yosegaki hinomaru or good luck flag. Approx 83 x 68cms printed on silk with two leather reinforced corners and cotton ties. This example is covered in a profusion of characters with prominent larger characters forming the exhortation ' Ki Buun Chokyu ' translating as ' I pray that your military fortunes are long lasting.' Both leather corner reinforcements are intact with some very minor contemporary staining and fold marks. Good large example which is possibly the busiest example I have handled.
Japanese One Thousand Stitch belt. Cotton Japanese Senninbari or one thousand stitch belt. The belt was worn around the waist under the shirt or uniform as a good luck charm. The symbolic 1000 stitches were embroidered in red, another symbol of good luck, in this example formed into the outline of a tiger. Faded red characters either side of the tiger with another row of characters in black to one side which I believe to be the name of the owner or maker of the belt. The belt is approx 100 x 18cms and is made of silk. There is some minor staining and equally minor fraying to either end of the belt, alltogether an attractive example of an evocative item.
Japanese One Thousand Stitch belt. Cotton Japanese Senninbari or one thousand stitch belt. The belt was worn around the waist under the shirt or uniform as a good luck charm. The symbolic 1000 stitches were embroidered in red, another symbol of good luck, in this example formed into a series of characters with the further addition of good luck coins. In good, clean condition with minor marking. A reasonably priced example.
Japanese One Thousand Stitch belt. Cotton Japanese Senninbari or one thousand stitch belt. The belt was worn around the waist under the shirt or uniform as a good luck charm. The symbolic 1000 stitches are hand painted with temple chop seals to either end of the text. Enclosed within the belt is another temple offering probably an inscribed piece of bamboo. Excellent clean condition with all ties intact.
Japanese parachute bag. Japanese Army canvas parachute storage/transport bag. Heavy duty canvas with a reinforced, folding bottom and the Army circled star to front. In excellent but dusty condition with some minor stitch loosening to one handle. Unusual and uncommon piece of Japanese kit.
JAPANESE WW2 COTTON FLAG, SMALL SIZE. Found on my last trip to the USA this is a really nice, very clean Japanese flag with the cenrtral red sun. 40"x26". Fine white cotton linen body, complete with string ties and reinforced corners. No damage, no stains.
Jutland Medallions. Presentation cardboard box with lid and commemorative polished silver effect metal medal showing a trident and crossed flags of a naval ensign and Union Jack. These were unofficial medals commemorating the Battle of Jutland 31/5/1916 and those who fell. Made by Spink & Son, 1916 and sold for the benefit of naval orphanages. This example accompanied by a silver miniature version, both items in good condition with box slightly a/f.
K.S.L.I. Officer's F.S.Cap. Good quality Officer's F.S. Cap by W.Cater & Co., Pall Mall for the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Featuring an unmarked silver KSLI cap badge and polished gilt KSLI buttons. Clean silk lining with maker's label and in generally good, used condition with two minor areas of mothing ( See photos ).
Kitchener memorial matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring a memorial to Kitchener. Portrait of Kitchener to front face with his dates of birth and death to the side and \'in memorium\' to the rear. In excellent, clean condition.
Korea Medal Group - Imjin interest. Group of three, GSM GeoVI bar Malaya, Korea and UN medal bar Korea to 22264646 Gnr.E.Gibson R.A.. Gibson was a member of 170 Independent Mortar Battery RA ( confirmed by copy nominal roll ). Three troops of 170th Indp Mor Batt provided fire support with 4.2inch mortars for the Belgian Battalion, RUR and Glosters in the crucial Battle of the Imjin River which allowed the UN forces in Korea to withdraw to a defensive line south of the river and stabilise the front against the overwhelming Chinese attacks aimed at Seoul. A and B Troops of the Battery were able to escape but C Troop joined the Glosters in captivity. Group mounted for display in good, fine condition with very minor contact marks and edge knocks. Accompanied by an early small anodised RA badge and a Presidential Unit citation badge. The citation was awarded to all members of 170 Indp. Mor Batt. but permission was only given to C Troop to wear the distinction. With copy of 170 Indp. Mor. Batt nominal roll and some research.
Korean War Grouping. An interesting grouping of souvenirs to a member of the 1st Commonwealth Division who served in Korea. Group consists of embroidered examples of the yellow king's crown and queen's crown "Commonwealth" title on a pale blue shield shaped backing. Also a quantity of English language ( N.Korean/Chinese produced ) propaganda leaflets with a similar number of Korean/Chinese language leaflets. Accompanied by a Korean banknote and a Christmas menu for Korea 1952. All items in good condition.
KREIGSMARINE BEVO SPORTS VEST EAGLE BLUE. I purchased this last week from the Dover area, as part of some wartime souvenirs. Navy sports vest eagles are not as common as the black army ones. In grubby used condition, this has been removed from the vest and still has the cotton threads attached. Good quality BEVO cloth, would look good as a backdrop with any navy badge or dagger collection
Kriegsmarine Belt Buckle. Die-struck gilt aluminium Kriegsmarine belt buckle. Residual markings indicate manufacture by Richard Sieper & Sohn, Ludenscheid. Good, used condition with approx 70% of gilt remaining with usual wear to high points.
Kriegsmarine Navy Teacher, High Grade sleeve badges. A pair of silver bullion sleeve insignia for a Kriegsmarine official with a teacher's career with High Grade. True facing pair with bright bullion and intact paper backing to reverse, probably unissued. Uncommon.
Kriegsmarine Officer's Breast Eagle. A good example of a Kriegsmarine Officer's Breast eagle stitched in Celleon, a nylon type material which did not tarnish. Wing feathers picked out in contrasting brown thread embroidered on to a wool background. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Kriegsmarine work shirt. WW2 Kriegsmarine work uniform shirt. Constructed in herringbone heavy duty cloth, cut to the same pattern as the standard naval shirt with the addition of a large breast pocket. RB numbered to the reverse of the collar with all zinc buttons and ties present and intact but without national emblem as per regulation. In excellent clean condition.
Kugelhandgranate Model 1913. A good example of the WW1 German Kugelhandgranate Model 1913. Featuring a cast iron , spherical body with external segments which could produce up to 80 fragments. Originally the explosive charge was 70% black powder with the addition of baryte nitrate and potassium perchlorate, fitted with a seven second fuze. It was superseded by the Kugelhandgranate Model 1915. INERT Available within UK only
L21 Zeppelin souvenir photograph brochure. 14pg souvenir brochure of the \'wrecked Zeppelin L21\' and \' the great air raid on England - Sept.3rd 1916\' with a photograph of Lieut.William Leefe Robinson VC. Published by St.James\'s Press, London, the booklet contains various photographs showing the shooting down of the Zeppelin and various views of the wreckage. In slightly foxed and marked condition with folded corners and some creasing, otherwise good.
Landwacht cap eagle. WW2, die stamped cap eagle for the Landwacht or German rural auxiliary police. Zinc type material with a silver painted finish and pin fastening to the reverse. In good condition with rubbing to high points.
LARGE BRASS IMPERIAL BUGLE-NAMED TO A TOWN-COMPLETE. This is a really nice large brass Imperial German Infantry/town/military bugle. Measuring some 16" overall. It is complete with the original mouthpiece which is attached to the bugle by a chain. It is maker marked the same as the bugle. No significant damage at all. A very few light dents here and there, but it is nearly 100 years old now! There is a brown leather hand grip wrapped around the main body of the bugle. The bell has an applied original Imperial eagle with FR on it's breast. Above that is the maker F.HOERTH - SAARBRUCKEN. This bugle was made there, used there, and was purchased there from a local German antique dealer. Imperial German bugles are rare to find in this condition, as well as being marked and identified. Plays extremely well!
LARGE GILT THIRD REICH BUCKLE FOR NAVY PARADE BELT. This is part of a small collection of navy items I purchased from a family in Germany. This is a great, mint conditioned gilt over aluminium, buckle for the navy parade brocade belt. It is complete with the matching slide for the other part of the belt, which is usually missing. Beautiful detail to the front of the buckle. Anchor with rope and surrounded by laurel leaves. Reverse has cast makers mark of FLL. A great display item with any navy collection. Great looking piece.
LARGE ORIGINAL STUDIO PHOTO OF LUFTWAFFE OBERST-WW1 FLYER! This is an original portrait photo, in it's original frame, of a very well decorated Luftwaffe Oberst, who flew and served in WW1. Overall frame measures 52cm x 62cm, and the mounted black and white original photo is 26cm x 38cm. He is dressed in a nice early 4 pocket service uniform and visor cap. Both Luftwaffe eagles shown are 'droop tailed' so this is an early shot. He is very well decorated. On his right pocket he has the Austrian Army WW1 pilots badge, whilst on left pocket, amongst others, he has the Imperial German Flyers badge! There is a long line of medal ribbons, first being WW1 Iron cross. You can't see if he was awarded a first class. Quality of photo is crystal clear. It is also signed underneath in pencil. A great , early studio photo.
LARGE THIRD REICH GILDED BUCKLE FOR NAVAL BROCADE BELT. This is another buckle from the German family. It is again a LARGER gilded buckle for the navy brocade parade belt. Again in near mint condition and is made of aluminium with a fire gilt finish. This is a different manufacturer and is finished in a different way at the reverse. It also has in pencil the original owners name and another measurement, probably size of the belt it was once on. Great buckle and complete with the second slider for the other part of the belt.
LARGE THIRD REICH NAVAL SILVER BELT BUCKLE FOR ADMINISTRATION This is part of a small collection of navy items I purchased from a family in Germany. This is the larger SILVER wash parade navy buckle, that goes on the brocade navy belt. The naval administration were designated by silver insignia instead of git/gold. That even extended to the buckles on the dagger hangers! This is a super quality buckle silver plated over aluminium and in perfect mint condition. It is even complete with the adjoining belt slide, which is usually missing from a loose buckle. A great display item.
Late War Commando Insignia. Embroidered ' Commando ' shoulder title and corresponding Commando Group sleeve badge. Both items having been removed from the same uniform and typical of items worn by men in the later stages of the war by some Royal Marine Commandos and unattached Army Commandos.
Late War NSDAP Party badges. Zinc, late war NSDAP Party Badge. Marked RZM M1/77 ( Foerster & Barth, Pforzheim ) to the reverse with a to the reverse with a pin fitting and in excellent, clean condition part of a larger group of modest bring back items. Priced individually.
LATER PRODUCED HITLER YOUTH MEMBERSHIP PIN. As the constraints of war took their toll on material supply, badges etc., were made of differend types of materials. This is the later type of HJ membership pin with a painted front and grey metal construction. In perfect condition with pin back and RZM markings.
Learn to Use Enemy Weapons No.3 A-T Rifle, 5cm Mortar Issued by H.Q. 21 Army Group ' Learn to Use Enemy Weapons - Folder No.3 ' concentrates on the 7.9mm Anti-Tank Rifle and the 5cm Mortar. giving a brief synopsis, 4pgs, of how they work and how to use them. Produced in 1944. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Lee Enfield Mk.I* ' Long Lee '. A good example of a Lee Enfield Mk.I* or ' Long Lee ', dated 1902 and manufactured by BSA. Matching numbers to receiver and bolt with BSA cartouche to stock. Ladder sights, long range sights, magazine cut-off , bolt cover and all sling swivels. In good condition with original bluing patinated to brown in many areas with woodwork with the usual bumps, bruises and scratches but no major damage. Minor pitting to bolt cover. A good example which would benefit from an application of gentle care to raise to excellent. DEACTIVATED Available within UK only
Leitz 7x50 Kriegsmarine Armoured Binoculars. Excellent example of these Kriegsmarine Leitz 7x50 armoured Binoculars. Original rubber armour and strap, clear optics, and with 98% of the rauhlack finish remaining ( small chip to top surface ). Marked 7 x 50 with serial number 431823 and manufacturer coded ' beh ' underneath the armouring. The only points of note being crazing and cracking to the rubber hinges that hold the caps on the oculars.
Lifeguard Trench Periscope. First World War period, privately purchased British collapsible trench periscope . The periscope, (L 13cm (folded) x W 13cm x H 7cm), consisting of two parallel sets of lazy tongs, with mirror holders at each end;The periscope is marked as folows: THE LIFEGUARD POCKET PERISCOPE / Patent No.163/15 Sole Makers / F.Duerr & Sons / Manchester, S.W.' In excellent , clean condition.
Lifeguard Trench Periscope. ' First World War period privately purchased British collapsible trench periscope with canvas-covered carrying 'box'. In 1915, it cost 'twelve shillings and sixpence' for a 'cloth-covered leather-board box', or 'fifteen shillings' for a 'strong khaki collapsible waterproof case for belt. periscope, case periscope (L 13cm (folded) x W 13cm x H 7cm), consisting of two parallel sets of lazy tongs, with mirror holders at each end; complete with canvas carrying pouch. The periscope is marked as folows: THE LIFEGUARD PATENT PERISCOPE / /Sole Makers / F.Duerr & Sons / Manchester, S.W.' In excellent condition complete with instruction card, case with later address to interior and slightly faulty popper fastener.
Lightweight Wehrmacht Belt Buckle. Lightweight two-piece buckle for use on the Heer belt for parade or walking out use. Clean, sharp striking in undamaged, lightly patinated condition. Excellent example.
LIGHTWEIGHT-ALUMINIUM ARMY PARADE BUCKLE. Has seen a little use, but in overall excellent condition. This is the buckle used for PARADE and DRESS purposes only. Is not strong enough to withstand battle conditions and was used with the black patant leather parade belt. Of two piece construction, pebbled finish. Good looking buckle.No maker.
Lincolnshire Regt.Victorian foreign service pagri badge. Bi-metal O/R's Victorian foreign service pagri badge for the Lincolnshire Regt. Standard helmet plate centre construction with long pagri slider to the reverse. Good, clean condition.
Linz Turnerbund Daybadge. Large, impressive day badge for ' des Deutschen Turnerbundes in Linz '. Struck brass with bronzed finish and polished highlights. Pin fitting to reverse. Good, clean condition.
LITTLE HUNTING SHEATH KNIFE BY WILLIAM RODGERS. A very nice small hunting style sheath knife made by the famous William Rodgers company in Sheffield. Constructed from the hoof part of a small deer as the grip and a good single edged sheath blade. Maker marked on both sides. Nice brown leather scabbard. Probably made in the 1930's. Very collectable. Nice little knife that measures about 7" overall.
Liverpool Pals Matchbox Cover. Bronzed copper matchbox cover featuring the badge of the King's Liverpool City Battalions - the Liverpool Pals. Good clean condition with wear to high points.
Liverpool Scottish Glengarry. A good example of an O/R's Glengarry of the Liverpool Scottish . Approx. size 7+, clearly manufacturer marked ' J.B Johnstone Ltd, London & Dublin ' and probably dating from the 1930's. Good, used and clean condition with full length tails and partial oil cloth lining.
Luftschutz Dienstbuch ~ Service Book. Luftschutz Dienstbuch or Service Book for a Richard Sommer based in Hamburg. Starting in August 1941 the book is full of entries including the award of the KVK II with swords in 1944. In good, used condition with holes punched in cover for filing.
Luftwaffe ' Robot ' Camera. Luftwaffe ' Robo t' camera, a clockwork driven, ' powered ' camera which allowed a practised operator to take up to 4 frames a second. The Robot II was built by Otto Berning and Co. and this particular model modified for Luftwaffe use by the provision of an extended winder for use with a gloved hand. marked ' Luftwaffen Eigentum ', essentially Luftwaffe property, with an F prefix serial number this example retains it's detachable lens and film cassettes ( designed to be pre loaded in a darkroom ) and appears to be operable. The winder, clockwork mechanism and shutter release all appear to function although not tested. In good, overall condition with wear to paintwork and missing it's ' Robot ' label to reverse. Uncommon.
LUFTWAFFE BREAST EAGLE REMOVED FROM TUNIC. A better quality eagle, with all the backing and surrounding material. Has been removed from tunic as cotton threads still evident. Nice colour, good condition.
Luftwaffe Cap Eagle and Wreath. Luftwaffe O/Rs or NCO\'s alloy eagle and wreath for the schirmutze. Clearly having been removed from a cap with the wreath being bent to the shape of the cap and with the eagle having some minor distortion. Pins to both items present and intact. The eagle is smaller than the normal type with fine detail and a style similar to the early droop tail pattern. Good clean condition.
Luftwaffe Cap Eagle. WW2, 2nd Pat. Luftwaffe O/R's cap eagle . In excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Acquired from a Polish veteran's family along with item 6773 and 6781.
LUFTWAFFE COMBAT ALLOY BELT AND BUCKLE. UNIT MARKED A nice early Luftwaffe combat brown belt with original aluminium buckle with integral leather tab. Very good overall condition. Bely stamped with Luftwaffe unit mark at one end and makers mark on the tab but very faded.
Luftwaffe Day Badges. 2 x pressed card day badges sold in aid of the Luftwaffe, one in flight colors showing an aircraft and another in red showing a flak gun. In good overall condition with both pins intact. Priced as a pair.
Luftwaffe Fighting/Boot Knife. Good used example of the Luftwaffe boot or fighting knife. Lightly marked but undamaged wood grips, bright blade with clear signs of sharpening to blade with Luftwaffe acceptance stamp to ricasso. Undamaged scabbard with 80% of the original paint remaining. Good example
Luftwaffe Flak Badge, C.E.Juncker 1st Pattern Early Tombak Luftwaffe Flak badge by C.E.Juncker. Ist Pattern badge easily identifiable by the lack of rivets beneath the breech of the gun and various other details to the eagle . C.E.Juncker stamping to the reverse with typical wide barrel hinge and apparent ' sloppy ' soldering of ' C ' catch all attributes of Juncker manufacture. Excellent example with a hairline crack to reverse of wreath.
Luftwaffe flight shoulder straps. Pair of sew in Luftwaffe shoulder straps piped in yellow for flight or paratroops for the rank of Unteroffizier. Both in excellent condition with two very minor moth tracks to the reverse of one strap and a cut to the same strap. Clean pair of straps.
Luftwaffe flyer\'s map. Luftwaffe 1:500000 \' Fliegerkarte \' for the area of Central Europe centred approximately on Vienna. Typical of flying maps, has rubberised backing stitched on with a coating to the face to allow use of chinograph type pencils. Large map in good to excellent condition with very minor chipping to edges.
Luftwaffe flying personnel arm badge, Embroidered cotton on wool Luftwaffe arm badge worn by flying personnel who were not entitled to wear the other metal qualification badges. Introduced in 1936 and worn on the left forearm of the Luftwaffe uniform. In good, worn condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. One small area of moth grazing, no holes.
Luftwaffe flying personnel arm badge. Part of a number of badges found in a tin as part of a veteran's souvenirs. Embroidered cotton on wool Luftwaffe arm badge worn by flying personnel who were not entitled to wear the other metal qualification badges. Introduced in 1936 and worn on the left forearm of the Luftwaffe uniform. In excellent, unissued condition. Several available.
LUFTWAFFE GENERAL SUMMER BREAST EAGLE. A beautiful Luftwaffe breast eagle in gilt-washed aluminium for the Gerneral Officers Summer tunic or shirt. Fantastic detail, made by ASSMANN, with 'A' cast into reverse. Pin back.MINT CONDITION. This is actually not the same as a normal Assmann aluminium breast eagle, it has subtle differences. Gilt wash for starters, then the actually eagle has more and better detail, when comparing the two side by side. Also the eagle itself is slightly different, daintier, and the eagles leg which holds the swastika is cast free of the main body of the bird. So very delicate!! The standard eagle has the leg and swastika cast as part of the main body, all joined together. A rare item and would look fantastic with any Luftwaffe display, especially if you have some Luftwaffe Gerneral's insignia etc.
LUFTWAFFE GENERALS GILT SUMMER BREAST EAGLE. I have listed several of these over the past few years and each time my contact returns from Germany, he brings one more and says 'that's the last!". Well he found another, so I am happy to list it here. Gilt washed, aluminium Luftwaffe Generals breast eagle by Assmann. Beautiful details as always, a crisp, very clear casting. Much more so than the standard aluminium ones, and thinner and lighter too. Finish is perfect on the front. reverse has a scratch to the surface.
Luftwaffe Lightweight Pn Back Breast Eagle. Alloy Luftwaffe light weight breast eagle for use on summer issue tunic or shirt . Die struck with sharp detailing typical of the quality production by Assmann whose mark appears in relief to the reverse. Pin back and in good condition with some deformation to pin from previous wear.
Luftwaffe Luftkreigsschule tunic. Luftwaffe service tunic or Tuchrock for the rank of Gefreiter in an aerial warfare school (Luftkreigsschule). Standard Luftwaffe four pocket tunic with early droop pattern breast eagle and with yellow collar piping indicating flight units. Sew-in type shoulder boards, yellow piped with chain stitched 'KS' insignia. Machine sewn collar boards with two gulls to each board and Gefreiter rank chevron to left arm. Matching 'Extra Fein' aluminium buttons with manufacturing and date marks to the inside to the cotton twill, full lining. Unit mark present below internal pocket, all markings present but indistinct. In generally good, worn condition with some minor mothing to left front apron of the tunic and some wear to the collar and cuffs but with the pile of the cloth still present and fluffy. Good, original, used tunic.
LUFTWAFFE MARKSMANS LANYARD. In beautiful mint condition this marksmans lanyard would look perfect with a Luftwaffe dagger or insignia collection. Recently acquired as part of a war time souvenir bring-back. Perfect colours , no wear at all. Nice item.
Luftwaffe O/R's Breast Eagle. WW2 Luftwaffe breast eagle for use by O/Rs. Silver/grey cotton on grey wool. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Luftwaffe O/R's Cap Eagle. WW2, 2nd Pat. Luftwaffe O/R's cap eagle for use on the side cap or fliegermutze. In excellent, clean condition.
LUFTWAFFE O/R\'s BREAST EAGLE. Another nice example embroidered onto wool, Luftwaffe 2nd pattern O/Rs breast eagle. 9 cm wingspan, this example in good condition and shows clear evidence of having been removed from a tunic with remains of the original edging stitching. Most backing absent. Displays well.
LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BULLION CAP COCKADE. A great example of a Luftwaffe Officers bullion wire cap cockade. As found and stiched to the band of all OFFICERS visor caps. This is a very nice example showing a little age and wear only. Still retains the curved shape of being on a visor cap. Ideal replacement if you have stripped cap, or would just like this as a display item.
LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS VISOR BULLION COCKADE. Another decent example of the bullion wire cockade found on all Luftwaffe Officers caps. Different construction than the other listed as a little flatter. Some oxidisation to the aluminium wire, and a few wire strads loose on one wing. Good to go back on a 'used' cap, or just use as a display.
LUFTWAFFE SINGLE OFFICER COLLAR TAB-ARTILLERY 'RESERVE' RARE A direct 'VET' purchase from a soldier who served in our intelligence. He stated he collected these tabs and others, as examples of rank insignia and sent them back for information. This is a pretty rare tab, I have not seen or has a 'reserve' collar tab for ages. Has blue backing behind the main red patch. Rank of Lieutnant, with bullion eagle and tress. Still has evidence of being removed from tunic.
LUFTWAFFE SINGLE OFFICER COLLAR TAB-ARTILLERY 'RESERVE' RARE A second collar tab from the same source as 6482. Reserve collar tabs were not common and my understanding is they were phased out quite ealy on in the war. Nice tab, like the other one.
LUFTWAFFE SOUVENIR 'BRING BACK' ITEMS.x 4. This is a great little group of items purchased from a family in Birmingham. Consists of 4 items , all Luftwaffe related. A staff car pennant side in grey cloth. This has been cut from a complete triangular pennant and is just one side. Has the full triangular backing, with a large Luftwaffe eagle embroidered in cotton in the middle. It's in mint condition. An alloy winged cap cockade for the Luftwaffe visor cap. In excellent condition and complete with both attaching pins. A single Luftwaffe epaulette for a flight Unteroffizier/Fahnenjunker. Bullion tress and yellow piping. In mint condition. A rank chevron of a Luftwaffe Gefreiter. Grey cloth with silver tress.
Luftwaffe Sports Vest Eagle. WW2 BeVo weave Luftwaffe Eagle for use on the sports vest. This example found with the other items ( see item 6565 )in a tin brought back as souvenirs by a returning veteran. good, clean condition withsome minor storage marks.
Luftwaffe Steel Belt Buckle. Die-struck 2nd Patt. Luftwaffe belt buckle. No obvious manufacturer markings and retaining approx. 80% of it's original grey paint and in generally good, used condition with some minor corrosion.
Luftwaffe target maps - Birmingham. 1939 dated Luftwaffe target maps for Birmingham - Midlands Railway Carriage and Wagon Works \'. With ,an aerial photo with target outlined in red and other annotations,and a 1:50 000 map similarly marked and also marked \' Geheim \' - secret. All the maps were copied by the Germans from British originals and targets identified and outlined all by mid 1939! Both items in very good condition with some minor foxing and storage marks. Unusual.
Luftwaffe Wrist Compass. A good, used example of the second model Luftwaffe AK (Armbandkompass) 39, complete with original wrist straps. This model was intended to allow increased visibility in subdued lighting conditions. Fl marked to the reverse.The bezel rotates freely and the compass bearings appear accurate with one small air bubble.
LUFTWAFFE ZINC EAGLE FOR VISOR CAPS. Original grey zinc eagle for the NCO's Luftwaffe visor cap. Also used on strange winter caps etc etc. Aged but in good condition, both brass pins to the rear are in tact.
Luftwaffe \'bevo\' sports vest eagle. A good example of this quite impressive eagle, black eagle on cotton. HAs not been sewn to a vest, but shows evidence of being pinned to a board or similar. Good condition and a great display piece.
LUFWAFFE RADIO OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER CLOTH BADGE. Machine woven off-white cotton on a Luftwaffe blue backing. Worn by NCO's etc on flight uniform. Decent quality, seems to have been removed from uniform.
LUTWAFFE BREAST EAGLE .REMOVED FROM TUNIC. A grey cotton eagle embroydered ont Luftwaffe blue/grey cloth. A little freyed around the edges where it's been removed from tunic. Good condition otherwise.
LUTWAFFE VISOR CAP COCKADES. Here are 6 slightly different Luftwaffe NCO's visor cap cockades, some are in aluminium, some in the heavier base metal. All removed from caps, none have complete pins to the reverse. You could either add the fixing pins or just use thes as decoration with a collection. Sold as a group.
M15 Prussian Artillery Picklehaube. An above average example of an M15 O/R's picklehaube for a soldier of the Prussian Artillery. High polished leather body with zinc plated steel fittings and removable ball top, all fittings displaying a high degree of undamaged plating. Retains chinstrap and two cockades, however, it would appear that at some point it has lost the Prussian State cockade and had another Reich cockade substituted. The interior is very clean but has lost the drawstring that adjusts the headband, two of the drawstring holes to the tongues have been pulled through. Manufactured marked and sized ( 60 ), with clothing depot stamps and date to rear peak ( B.A.XII.18 ). The helmet is named twice to the same man, once in pencil to the rear peak and also impressed lightly to the interior of the body . A second Kanonier's details are also present to the interior with a message ' Ein Greif 5.Batt ' pencilled to the peak. The Prussian plate has been attached by cutting slots through the body either side of the purpose made holes and secured with leather off cuts and clearly has been like this from issue. An excellent example.
M38 Parachute Helmet ( more photos )
Machine Gun Training 1925 Manual. 406pg Manual ' Machine Gun Training 1925 '. Copiously illustrated , extensive manual covering all aspects of the use of the .303 Vickers Machine Gun. An important study as it incorporates many of the lessons derived from WW1 including a pull out 1:100000 map showing zones for barrage fire pertaining to the front line in Belgium. In excellent, clean condition with small area of damage to fep.
Maker Marked German Black Wound Badge. Die stamped steel Black Wound Badge with stout needle pin to reverse. Double manufacturer marked ' 126 ' and ' EH ' for Eduard Hahn, Oberstein. Solid blackened finish with some minor abrasions, excellent condition.
Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army. Cast brass, lugged badge for wear by members of the Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army. The MPAJA were founded around hastily trained ' left behind parties ' of British troops left after the Japanese invasion of Malaya in 1942. Eventually administered and supplied by the SOE's Force 136 the force became dominated by the Chinese Malayan Communist Party and whilst performing it's main role it went on to become the main Communist military arm in the post-war Malayan Emergency.
Manchester Regt. Trench Art Matchbox Cover. Alloy trench art souvenir matchbox cover ' souvenir from Jerry ' . Hand engraved in a naive style with the crest of the Manchester Regiment and the name ' L/C Marlow '. Good condition.
Manual - ' Mortar 2 Inch 1946 '. Foolscap format, card covered, manual ' Mortar 2 Inch 1946 ( Provisional ). 34pgs inc. b/w illustrations covering all aspects of the use and maintenance of the Mk7** and Mk8* 2" Mortars, the main section mortar of the British Army during WW2. Includes sectioned diagrams of ammunition as well as working components of mortar. Good, used condition with some minor marking and creasing to covers and contents.
Manual - Wireless Set No.18 MkI,II & III with Airborne Container Packing Card. C1943/44, 44pg Manual for Wireless Sets No.18 Mk I , II & III with working instructions and fold out circuit diagrams, illustrated through out. This example comes complete with a bi-colour card outlining the packing of the No.18 and 68 sets in the ' F ' Type container for airborne use. In good overall condition with slight marking to covers and rusting of staples.
Manual Enemy Equipment Pt.I German Mines & Traps. 1943 Manual ' Enemy Equipment Pt.I - German Mines & Traps '. 110pgs with extensive coverage of German mines inc. Teller, Stock, S-Mine etc and their attendant fuses and igniters. Large number of b/w photographs, diagrams and sketches. Has also been amended by the addition of hand drawn sketches. Good, clean condition with minor marking to covers.
Manual for 2-inch Mortar MkII. 1940ed of \'Handbook for Ordnance,M.L.2-inch Mortar, MkII Land Service 1939\'. 46 pgs with extensive descriptions of the weapon and ammunition and it\'s use. Illustrated throughout with diagrams photographs and fold out colour plates. In excellent, clean condition with some rusting of staples and very minor foxing.
Manual \'Notes on Frontier Warfare\' 34pg Inter-Wars manual entitled \' Notes on Frontier Warfare\'. Published by Gale & Polden the manual concentrates on operations on or near the Afghan border and Waziristan from Victorian times until the campaign 1919-20. Very relevant to todays operations the manual has fold out maps and views and despite the chipped corners is in good complete condition. An unusual guide to Empire campaigning.
March of the ATS sheet music. 1941 copy of the sheet music for the \'March of the ATS\' by Jimmy Kennedy. Featuring a pleasing image of a marching ATS girl to the cover, this example in excellent clean condition with some very minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Marine HJ Officer's Cap Wreath. Scarce bullion cap wreath for an Officer in the Marine HJ. Bullion on fine wool with enamel HJ diamond to centre with cotton backing. Bullion toned with one area of minor loss to the nap of the backing, otherwise v.good and uncommon.
Marinebund breast eagle. Impressive gilt and enamel for the Marinebund, the Kriegsmarine veteran organisation. Die-stamped eagle with heavy gilt finish and burnished highlights. Pin fitting to reverse, marked ' Ges Gesch. '
MATCHED PAIR OF LUFTWAFFE COLLARS STILL ON UNIFORM! A nice pair of Luftwaffe Flak Officers collar tabs, still sewn to the uniform collar!! A matched pair in red, with silver bullion tresse. Blue Luftwaffe uniform collar with bullion twisted rank wire still around the edge. Fun set!!
Mau Mau Oaths - Confidential report. Lurid mémoire issued by G.H.Q. East Africa outlining rituals and oaths used by the Mau Mau in their recruitment of fighters in Kenya. The tone of the report, based on captured Kikuyu documents and interrogations is summed up by the sentence ' the degree of bestiality and perversion incorporated in the ritual ..... is appalling '. Interesting reminder of the struggle against Empire. POSTFREE
Medical Service Soldbuch and dogtag. Soldbuch,15/06/40 to Friedrich Konig, Corporal Army Medical Service with Dogtag marked \'5./San.Ers.Abt.5\'. Konig served the whole of the war with San.Kp.1/5 of the 5.Inf.Div. based in France until Mar 41 then into Russia with the now renamed 5.Jag.Div. serving at Staraja Russa, Witebsk, Kowel, and Narew. The unit finally withdrew into Eastern Germany to the Oder in 1945. Konig was entitled to the KVK II and the Winter War medal. Well filled Soldbuch in good used condition.
Merrill\'s Marauders/Mars Task Force shoulder patch. Locally produced embroidered cotton shoulder patch for Merrill\'s Marauders or their later incarnation as the Mars Task Force. The Marauders were formed after US admiration of the Chindits, wanting a force to operate behind Japanese lines the Marauders were formed in three battalions in 1944 and fought intensively against the Japanese throughout 1944. By 1945 their numbers were depleted and they formed the nucleus of a new unit, the Mars Task Force. Both units used this badge as their shoulder flash but with the addition of a scroll denoting membership of either the Marauders and then subsequently the Task Force. In excellent condition.
MGC Grouping. Medal and paperwork grouping to 37216 Pte. H.Foster M.G.C. Group consists of War and Victory Pair with ribbon bars, highly polished cap badge and MGC buttons, dog tags and Ypres League lapel badges. Paperwork includes MGC certificate, Ypres League certificate, ten years after plates, signed reunion menus and newspaper clippings. All in good condition with the usual marking, folds etc to paperwork. Unresearched.
MGC Swagger Stick. WW1 Machine Gun Corps swagger stick. Hardwood stick with a lacquered finish with a nickel top with impressed MGC device. Clear evidence of having been carried with obvious signs of wear.
Middle East Commando Knife. Brass and steel knuckle knife that is generally associated with the Middle East Commando and was the inspiration for the design of their cap badge. ' Death's head ', brass knuckle duster hilt with a 6 " single edged bowie-style blade contained in a sturdy leather sheath. Unmarked but with a word of mouth provenance of having belonged to a Major Dixie Deans ( not yet researched ). Good, as found condition with patinated hilt and marked blade with slightly dusty scabbard. An excellent example.
Middle East Field Navigation Manual - LRDG. Middle East Training Pamphlet No.9 Pt VI ' Field Navigation Part I Dead Reckoning '. 1942ed. 61pgs including diagrams, photographs and sketches outlining the importance of navigation and reconnaissance with particular regard to application in the desert . To illustrate this there are illustrated instructions of the LRDG protractor and the Bagnold navigating sun compass as well as the Cole Sun compass as well as examples of reconnaissance reports, all subjects central to the operation of the LRDG. Good, used condition with some light marking to covers.
Militia Artillery Officer's F.S.Cap. A fine example of an officer's F.S.Cap by Hobson & Sons with the silver bullion wire insignia and buttons of the Artillery Militia. Fine wool body with oil cloth lining and with a plush head band. Excellent condition with one small patch of moth grazing to the reverse side.
Mine Clearance Service Grouping. Immediately after the First World War, the Mine Clearance Service was established to sweep the large numbers of mines laid during conflict. This service was abolished in 1920. These two items, a die-struck, white metal arm badge, and a cap tally are from this brief incarnation of the service. Arm badge retains it's shaped backing plate and the scarce naval tally is in tied condition. Both items in good condition with light overall fading and minor damage to the ribbon.
MINIATURE IRON CROSS 'SPANG' STICKPIN-ON CARD. A lovely, miniature Iron Cross 'Spang' eagle and swastika stickpin on original card. Toned silver finish, nice twisted pin to reverse. Cute stickpin.
MINIATURE ITALIAN SOUVENIR BAYONET AND CASE An interesting item and slightly out of my league but this is a contemporary miniature Italian bayonet in it's case with a dedication/inscription on the blade. Case is green leatherette with an Italian regimental badge fixed to it. Nice looking item and would be fun to translate the blade inscription.
Minox B Miniature Spy Camera. Minox-B is a small, high-quality subminiature camera that is small enough to fit in the palm of a hand. It was built by Minox in Germany as the successor to the post-war Minox A. For Many years it was the worlds most famous and widely used camera for espionage photography until the end of the Cold War. Built between 1958 and 1969, it features a very high quality sense and a built in light meter. This example is complete with it's original case and chain which attached via a button fob and doubled as an integral measure with it's built in markers corresponding to the distances on the focusing dial to act as a guide to optimal picture taking. Excellent, clean and working condition.
MINT 25 YEAR SERVICE MEDAL, with all frosting. Whilst this is still quite a common medal to find, this is in virtual mint condition, with all the bright silver frosting on the surface of the medal!!! Enamel swaz is perfect. Cornflower blue ribbon is affixed and has the pin stitched to the reverse.
MINT CONDITION LUFTWAFFE BREAST EAGLE One of the items from the smallsouvenir collection I purchased. An unisuued, cloth Luftwaffe breast eagle in mint condition. Correct backing. All perfect. Good for display.
Mint N.S.D.A.P. Party Armbands. Originally purchased as part of the 53rd (W) Division grouping ( See item 6824 ) these two mint, two piece Party armbands are in mint condition with same manufacturer RZM labels to the interior . Priced individually.
MINT ORIGINAL BOX OF LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGER CLIPS. A most unusual small box of 12 mint unissued interior jacket hangers for the Luftwaffe dagger!! Intended to be sewn directly into a uniform jacket or coat, these Luftwaffe blue fabric straps end with a leather tab and \'d\' ring. This would have enabled the dagger hanger clip to go through the left hand pocket flap and then clip on internally to this strap which would have taken the full weight. These are mint and unissued and come complete in the original cardboard factory box with label on the top!! New old stock here and great for a dagger display or \'shop-front\' period display.
MINT THIRD REICH EK2 IN BLUE PAPER PACKET WITH TISSUE WRAPPING. This is a beautiful medal and has been protected by being inside the original issue paper packet! It's complete with the original length of folded EKII ribbon. Iron cross itself is in mint condition with all the original frosting over the silver edges.Medal is even still in the cream tissue paper from the factory. Black paint in centre is perfect, unissued! The cross suspension ring is stamped with a '1'. Maker is Deschler & Sohn.' The original buff coloured paper packet is in mint condition just a little faded from age, with the reverse being stamped in ink with maker Deschler & Sohn . A great medal in the packet it came in.
MINT UNISSUED THIRD REICH EK1 IN CASE AND CARDBOARD OUTER BOX. A mint example of a beautiful Iron Cross First Class in the case of issue, complete with the manufacturers cardboard outer cover!!! Made by ZIMMERMANN, PForzheim. The cardboard outer case is torn at the ends and missing the closing flaps, but the main body is complete.Listed with the product contents on the top and the makers name to the side. Black hard case containing the cross itself, is MINT with a nice silver cross embossed into the top. Cross sits inside on a cream flock base material. Cross has all original frosting to the silvered parts etc etc. Reverse of cross has all silver frosting. Pin is marked with number '20' makers code for Zimmermann. A great find indeed.
MINT, UNISSUED SET LUFTWAFFE EAGLES ON ASSMANN CARD! A fantastic find and a fantastic opportunity to own a piece of history. This is the top part of the Assmann production card which holds the aluminium eagles for the Luftwaffe NCO\'s peaked cap. These were distributed from the factory in this form, on one big card. Each eagle is fixed to a small piece of card, which is serrated to be torn off individually. The top row of eagles are still all there. The reverse of the card has an impressed stamp and another inked stamp, probably from the retailers shop, or warehouse. A unique chance to obtain factory fresh products still on the factory card. I have never seen a set like this before.
MM RFA / BWM Vict. Essex Regt - Brothers. MM to 239583 Gunner Harold Anthony R.F.A with a BWM and Victory pair to 251971 Pte. W.Anthony Essex Regt. Accompanied by a certificate of transfer to reserve for Gnr.H.Anthony. These have not been researched.
Mother's Cross in Silver with Original Packet. A good example of a Mothers Cross in silver, with its full length ribbon, and its original titled packet. Blocked title ' Ehrenkreuz der Deutsche Mutter - Zweite Stufe ' to front of paper packet with manufacturer's details ' M.Hausch Pforzheim ' to reverse. Excellent, clean condition.
MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD IN CASE OF ISSUE. An original Mothers Cross in GOLD, with original ribbon and blue case of issue. Makers mark of RICHARD SIEPER & SOHNE Ludensheid, printed on indide of lid. Good condition.Evidence of age as the box is slightly scuffed.
MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD WITH ORIGINAL ISSUE CASE. Similar to the other cross just listed. This has a mint gold cross with full length neck ribbon. Box has a different maker on the inside lid. Exterior of box not quite so good with some scuffs etc to one edge.
Motor-HJ Arm Badge. Arm badge for Motor-HJ personnel. Embroidered grey cotton thread on pink wool. Good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
MTP No.30 Booby Traps. 1941 MTP No.30 Part IV ' Booby Traps '. Field Engineering ( All Arms ) 26pgs illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams demonstrating the use of primarily British, but also, German and Italian booby trap equipment and its employment . Good overall condition with unit stamp.
MTP No.42 Tank Hunting and Destruction. Early, 1940ed. of MTP No.42 \' Tank Hunting and Destruction \'. 39pgs of optimistic advice on tank destruction including sections on the \' Sticky Bomb \' and the \' Harvey Flamethrower \'. Illustrated with sketches and diagrams. In good, clean condition with ownership intials to front cover.
MTP.30 Booby Traps. 943 MTP.30 ' Booby Traps '. Field Engineering ( All Arms ) 26pgs illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams demonstrating the use of primarily British, but also, German and Italian booby trap equipment and its employment . Good overall condition.
MTP.40 Mines & Booby Traps - Laying of British Mines. MTP.40 ' Mines & Booby Traps pt.II All arms - laying and recording of British Mines ' 1944. 51pg manual with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams showing the laying of the major types of A/T mines. Good, clean condition.
MTP.40 Mines and Booby Traps. 1943 MTP.40 \' Mines and Booby Traps \'. 72pgs illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams demonstrating the use of British, US, German and Italian mines and booby trap equipment and its employment from SD2 butterfly bombs to Hawkins mines. Good overall condition with light marking to covers and amendments.
MTP.54 Guerilla Warfare. 1942ed MTP No.54 ' Guerilla Warfare '. 22pg manual outlining the principles of guerrilla warfare with an intention of giving direction to those who may have the opportunity to act as or co-operate with guerrilla forces. Includes sections on women, sabotage, intelligence, ambush and inflicting casualties. Good, clean condition with very minor rusting of staples.
N.S.D F-B. -STAHLHELM. MEMBERSHIP BOOK/PHOTO/IRON CROSS AND BADGES. This is a wonderful example of the early membership part of the formation of the Nazi partly. Directly from the family in Germany. The lot consists of the membership book from 1931, complete with photo. All subscription stamps and proper record of his WW1 service etc. Was awarded Iron Cross 2nd class and this is included too. Also both the membership badges, the early one for the Stahlhelm organisation and the later one for the NS D F-B. This orgainisation was started just after WW1 and grey to around 300,000 members, it then turned into the SA. There is a great ink stamp on page 5 from the local SA Sturmbann in Giessen 1934. Unique piece of Third Reich political history.
N.S.D.A.P. / Party Pennant. Multi-piece construction, printed pennant or flag. 36 x 20cms approx. with printed swastikas sown to both sides with spring clip and small pole attachment fittings - vehicle possibly ? Slightly grubby condition, acquired along with item 6885 n a group of souvenirs from a special forces veteran.
N.S.K.K. Sleeve eagle. Machine-woven aluminium thread on tan wool backing N.S.K.K. sleeve eagle. Particularly good example retaining the RZM label to reverse.
Naval & Army Lists 1844. Attractively bound with leather binding and corners ' Naval & Army Lists 1844 '. Clean copy packed with information from the usual listings of officers by ship and regiment but also prize awards, dress regulations, establishment of the Royal Naval Female School, price of commissions, the wearing of foreign orders etc. etc. Excellent source of information on the early Victorian military establishment. Good, clean , used condition with bruising and minor damage to binding.
Naval ' folk ' Art. Hand painted cigarette tin featuring a British Naval officer with a background of cruisers. Well executed study in oils of an officer whose identity has been lost. In good condition with some rusting to edges, would probably benefit from a careful clean.
Naval manual B.R.145/40.- Enemy Submarines. Naval manual B.R.145/40.- ' Enemy Submarines in question and answer ' July 1940. Produced by the Naval Staff Anti-Submarine Warfare Division this 40 pg manual gives much information concerning the operation of enemy submarines with silhouettes and b/w illustrations. In good, clean condition with minor rusting to staples.
NEAR MINT NARVIK SHEILD IN GILT WITH FULL BACKING. The Narvik Shield, designed by Professor Klein of Munich, was instituted on the 19th of August 1940. It was authorized for all German forces that took part in the conquest and subsequent defense of the port city of Narvik during the Norway Campaign. This is a near mint example with just a tiny amount of the gilt missing from the high spots, revealing the copper flash coating underneath. About 98% of gilt remains. It is mounted on a medium green uniform cloth backing. There are a few moth nips near the top, but very small. The reverse has all the original cream back paper intact over the steel back plate. A wonderfully preserved shield.
NEAR MINT-SILVER INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE BY WH. A badge in great condition and it retains neary 100% of the original silver wash finsh to front and reverse. The only places it's worn a bit are on the edges. Perfect pin, hinge and hook. Maker marked W.H. just under hinge. A nice 100% original badge.
NICE IRON CROSS 1st. CLASS WW2-UNCLEANED. A very good example of an Iron Cross first class, from the Third Reich period. Uncleaned and not polished. Retains most of the original black paint to the centre, with a little missing on the arms of the swastika. Good nickel backing and pin, hook intact and all works perfectly. A nice example of an unmarked example.100% original.
NICE QUALITY ALL BEVO COTTON HJ BOYS ARMBAND. Worn by all HJ members of all ages. This is a good quality, red cotton armband with integral 'bevo' white/red/black construction. Although there are other HJ armbands made in several pieces, this is the most common type and is not reproduced. Colours are fine, little grubby with age. Good example 100% original.
NICE WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS. MAKER MARKED. A very nice example of the WW1 Iron Cross second class complete with original ribbon. Cross is in lovely clean condition with 100% black paint. Large round suspension ring is stamped with maker letters 'M S'.
No.1 Commando Salamander. An excellent, used example of the woven Salamander sleeve badge worn by No.1 Commando in the period 1941 - 1943. Depicting a green salamander in red and yellow flames. With clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform with a small area of loss of nap to the wool background near the tail of the Salamander. Scarce.
No.1 Commando Salamander. An excellent, used example of the woven Salamander sleeve badge worn by No.1 Commando in the period 1941 - 1943. Depicting a green salamander in red and yellow flames. With clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, scarce.
No.1 Commando Shoulder title. Original embroidered shoulder title for No.1 Commando. The uniquely designed title was designed to be worn in conjunction with the unit insignia of a salamander ( see item:7364 ) . Excellent used condition with very clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. In my experience less commonly encountered than the scarce salamander badge.
No.2 Commando Special Service Brigade Sleeve Badge. An excellent example of the bullion sleeve badge worn by No.2 Commando ( Special Service Brigade ) .Silver bullion wire dagger with "SS" on embroidered on to black cloth with calico backing. Pencilled cutters or embroiderers marks to reverse with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Occasionally encountered used as cap badge. Prime example of a very scarce item of insignia.
No.3 Commando shoulder title and Combined Ops badge. Embroidered No.3 Commando shoulder title. A good used example, clearly having been removed from a uniform along with the classic Combined Operations badge. In excellent used condition, moth free. No.3 Commando had the distinction of carrying out one of the first raids on the Lofotens. This was followed by Dieppe, Sicily and Italy before Normandy and the Rhine Crossing under their colourful CO. Durnford-Slater.
No.36 Drill Detonator Set. A British WW2 MkIII Drill Detonator for the No.36M Grenade. Clearly marked ' DRILL ' to one side ' III ' to the other. In excellent condition with remains of the original lacquer still present. Manufacturer marked and dated 43 to base. INERT POSTFREE within UK
No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade unfinished casting. An unfinished, unmachined, cast body for a No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. Manufacturerer marked ' J.P. & S Ltd ' for Joseph Parkes & Sons, Willenhall. INERT
No.4 MkII Bayonet in Victory Plastics Scabbard. US contract No.4 MkII Spike Bayonet by Savage, in a Victory Plastics produced plastic scabbard with integral frog. Clear Savage ( S )markings to body and release catch with clear Victory Plastic ( VP ) marking to scabbard reverse. Good, clean condition with some traces of camouflage paint to bayonet.
No.5 Bayonet Mk.I An excellent example of a No.5 Bayonet Mk 1, second pattern designed for use with the No.5 Jungle Carbine. This pattern differs from the first pattern in having two bolts securing the grips as opposed to one. This example has no markings other than acceptance and inspection stampings to both grips. In good, clean condition with sharpening marks to blade.
No.5 Commando shoulder title and Combined Ops badge. Embroidered No.5 Commando shoulder title and Combined Ops badge. Typical later war red on blue insignia. Good used examples, clearly having been removed from a uniform . In excellent used condition, moth free.
No.68 ATI/L Drill Grenade. No.68 MkI Anti Tank Grenade Drill. White painted, stencilled DRILL to body with designation, manufacturer's marks and 1942 date moulded into the tail vanes. In good, used condition with some wear to paint finish ( approx 85% intact ), some surface corrosion to cup discharger plate. Complete with safety pin and tag and fully strippable. INERT
No.68 ATI/L Drill Grenade. No.68 MkI Anti Tank Grenade Drill. White painted, stencilled DRILL to body with designation, manufacturer's marks and 1942 date moulded into the tail vanes. In good, used condition with some wear to paint finish ( approx 90% intact ), some surface corrosion to cup discharger plate. Complete with safety pin and tag and fully strippable. INERT
No.69 MkI Hand Grenade. Grenade,Hand, No.69 Mk I. Bakelite body with" All Ways " fuse filled with Amatol ( indicated by green filling ring ). Designed as a blast grenade and used throughout British forces. Grenade in excellent condition with clear markings with painted filling and inspection markings Manufacured in 1940 by D.L R all parts including fuse present, and strippable. AVAILABLE within UK ONLY INERT
No.74 Anti-Tank Grenade ' Sticky Bomb '. 1942 dated, British No.74 MkI Anti-Tank Grenade ' Sticky Bomb '. Featuring a dated glass globe that would originally been filled with nitro and then covered with stockinette impregnated with adhesive. A bakelite handle contained the fuze and igniter retained by a steel handle and pin with attendant label warning thrower not to remove pin before throwing. The globes were originally covered by two hinged sheet metal hemispheres to protect the thrower from the adhesive and were then removed before throwing, they are unfortunately, no longer present. Good, overall condition, strippable. Scarce. INERT.
No.75., A.T. MkII Hawkins Grenade. No.75,A.T.Mk.II Hawkins Grenade. Introduced in 1942 and designed primarily as an anti-tank mine this particular example was manufactured in 1944. Containing either Ammonal or Nobels 704 the grenade was intiated by pressure onto the striker plate breaking the capsules of the No.27 igniter and detonating the explosive. Original paintwork, impressed manufacturer's details and complete with detonator securing pin. A particularly good example in excellent condition. INERT
Normandy DUKW grouping. Small grouping of items pertaining to T10662324 L/Cpl.Cyril, Victor Bird, RASC. Bird served with 377GT Company RASC operating DUKWs onto Sword Beach throughout the Normandy campaign. Group includes a Marbles & Gladstone, Michigan sheath knife in a unique leather sheath that was part of the standard tool kit as supplied with DUKWs. Two contemporary official photographs showing DUKWs loaded with supplies and then exiting Sword Beach, a picture of Bird in uniform and a selection of insignia....RASC plastic cap badge, embroidered RASC shoulder titleand printed 51st Div. sign. All items come direct from the family with a small note from Bird's son.
Normandy WIA Grouping - Monmouth, Recce, HLI & Camerons. Medal and ephemera grouping to 4079665 Pte.William James Lewis who served in the Monmouths, Recce Corps, HLI and the Cameron Highlanders. It was with the Camerons that Lewis was wounded , probably with the 5th Btn on the opening day of the Goodwood operation on the 18th of July. Lewis suffered a gunshot wound to the buttock and leg causing a fracture of the femur and nerve damage. He was discharged in September 1945 as unfit and died at the early age of 48 in 1957. Various paperwork including original notification of wounds, paybook, recorde of service etc. Original medal box and slip with 39-45, Africa, Italy, France & Germany, War and Defence medals. Accompanied by some research but would definitely reward further work. Paperwork inc. paybook has seen some old sellotape repair.
Notes from Theatres of War No.21 Partisans. 1945ed. ' Notes from Theatres of War No.21 Partisans.' 30pg review of partisan warfare and in particular the German response to irregular warfare. Includes provisions of the Hague Convention, tactics, partisan organisation and operations and thorough coverage of German anti partisan operations. Illustrated with diagrams, good, clean condition, has been folded.
Notes from Theatres of War No.21 Partisans. 1945ed. ' Notes from Theatres of War No.21 Partisans.' 30pg review of partisan warfare and in particular the German response to irregular warfare. Includes provisions of the Hague Convention, tactics, partisan organisation and operations and thorough coverage of German anti partisan operations. Illustrated with diagrams, good, condition, some marking to covers ex IWM lib.
Notes on the Training of Snipers. M.T.P.No.44 Notes on the Training of Snipers 1940 (1941ed. ) 31pg early manual dealing with sniper training using sketches and diagrams and discussing concealment, fieldcraft, sniper suits, loopholes and the zeroing of the MkI* Aldis scope. Good, clean condition with minor rusting of staples and a tear to pg.19, priced accordingly.
Notes on the Training of Snipers. M.T.P.No.44 Notes on the Training of Snipers 1940 (1941ed. ) 31pg early manual dealing with sniper training using sketches and diagrams and discussing concealment, fieldcraft, sniper suits, loopholes and the zeroing of the MkI* Aldis scope. Good, clean condition with minor rusting of staples.
Nr. MINT M34 WEHRMACHT SIDE CAP WITH INSIGNIA Unmarked and untouched, this cap came direct from a family along with many other small souvenirs. Grey/green wool and a light creal canvas lining. Has no markings whatsoever, not even a size!!! Cloth in perfect condition. Bevo insignia sew to front, small eagle and roundel. A nice cap, shame not marked, but priced accordingly.
NSBO cap device. Unissued cap device for the NSBO which was declared a \"Reichsbetriebszellenabteilung\" (German Reich Factory Cell Organization) of the Nazi Party in 1931. This example in clean condition with both pins.
NSDAP Drape or Flag. Three piece construction, cotton NSDAP, double sided drape or flag. Sown sleeve to one end to allow a pole to be passed through. Accompanied by a photograph of British troops at the Menin Gate that was acquired with the flag. Flag in reasonable condition with some stains and one tear.
NSDAP Ortsgruppenleiter Armband NSDAP Ortsgruppenleiter armband constructed of fine red wool with black ribbed swastika with a single gilded pip in the center, superimposed on a white circle, both edged in golden cotton threads. Extending to both sides of swastika are large oakleaves in golden celleon, edged by a double row of twisted bullion wire. Armband is approximately 13cm tall, edged on top and bottom with a single bullion row and with blue cord, colours remain bright, showing no wear, in overall extremely fine condition. To the reverse a printed arrow and the word ' Oben ' ( Top ) indicating position of wear. Excellent example of the highest leader at the Orts level.
NSDAP Party Badge Enamel and silvered brass NSDAP Party Badge. RZM and ' GES.GESCH ' marked to reverse with intact pin fitting. Patinated overall with undamaged enamel.
NSDAP Party Badge. Enamel and silvered brass NSDAP Party Badge. RZM M1/34( Karl Wurster, Markneukirchen ) marked to reverse with pin type type fitting. Patinated to the reverse with some wear to the silvering , with undamaged enamel.
NSDAP Party flag. 45cms x 90cms multi-piece construction NSDAP flag . Double sided with seperately applied disc and swastika to both sides. Intact ties to one end. In excellent condition with some minor stains commensurate with it\'s age.
NSDAP/PARTY ARMBAND LINEN, BEVO CONSTRUCTION. MARKED. Another red linen armband with 'bevo' construction white circle and swastika. Again a little grubby from age, but fine. This has a state or town stamping to the front, but i CAN'T MAKE OUT WHERE IT IS FROM.
NSDAP/PARTY ARMBAND, LINEN BEVO CONSTRUCTION. Good condition, a little grubby but otherwise fine condition. This s red linen armband with the white disc and swastika forming part of the material in 'bevo' weave.
NSDAP/Party Armband. Red cotton armband with separately applied BeVo weave swastika on white disc. A good used example of the standard red/white Party armband, used by many Third Reich organisations, slightly grubby with two stains to reverse where armband has been folded on to a deteriorating object.
NSDAP/Party Armband. Red wool armband with separately applied BeVo weave swastika on white disc. A good used example of the standard red/white Party armband, used by many Third Reich organisations, slightly grubby with two stains to swastika background. Remains of stitching where the armband was probably tacked to a greatcoat or uniform sleeve.
NSDAP/SA Armband with RZM Label. An excellent example of a Party worn by all members of the NSDAP or SA etc. In excellent condition with blue RZM label on the inside. Bright red cotton with BEVO swastika and white background.
NSKK Arm badge. NSKK Armabzeichen or arm badge. Mahine-woven aluminium thread on tan cotton backing for use on the service shirt. In excellent, probably unissued condition with RZM label to the reverse.
NSKK BEVO DRIVERS QUALIFICATION PATCH. Always a good display item. This is the triangular black cotton with silver BEVO eagle and swastika for the NSKK drivers qualifivcation award. Worn on the lower left sleeve. Nicely padded, with good silver wire definition.
NSKK Cap emblem. Standard pattern NSKK cap emblem for use on the service cap or dienstmutze. Machine-woven aluminium wire on a black backing. The cap emblem differs from the sleeve eagle in having an \'open\' scroll. In good condition with evidence of having been removed from a cap.
NSKK SIDE CAP WITH GREEN BEVO BADGE A good quality NSKK other ranks side/overseas cap. In dark blue wool, with tan type liner. Has RZM label sewn inside. Green backed NSKK bevo eagle machine stiched to side. Has evidence of 2 buttons to the front, but they are missing. Nice looking cap, in good, used condition.
NSKOV Cap Eagle. Die-stamped eagle for use on the cap of the NSKOV The Nationalsozialistische Kriegsopferversorgung (NSKOV), meaning "National Socialist War Victim's Care. The NSKOV was a social welfare organization for seriously wounded veterans as well as frontline fighters of World War I. In good condition with nearly all original finish intact with minor rubbing to highlights, all pins present to reverse.
NSKOV Oldenburg 1935 daybadge. Uncommon enamelled daybadge for the Oldenburg NSKOV - Nationalsozialistische Kriegsopferversorgung, the organisation that looked after the welfare of wounded veterans. Dated 16 June 1935 but with no manufacturer details to the reverse. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Officer's Aertex Shirt with 46th Div. Slip Ons. Officer's Aertex shirt. 14 Collar with two breast pockets and rubber buttons with label ' fully shrunk ' to collar. KD slip ons to both epaulettes bearing printed 46th Div signs, both slightly faded. 46 Div served in both North Africa and Italy and this style of shirt is very typical of service in Italy. In good, clean condition with contemporary repair to collar with one button missing to epaulette.
Officer's Army Dental Corps F.S. Cap. An excellent example of an Officer's, coloured F.S. Cap for the Dental Corps. Fine wool green body with blue skirts and maroon piping. Gilt, King's Crown ADC badge to body with matching buttons and red silk lining.
Officer's F.S. Cap believed to be Sikhs. Fine quality, black, woollen Officer's F.S. Cap with fine cotton lining. Unmarked nickel ball buttons with a red cord boss surmounted by a silvered ' X '. This is believed to be one of the Sikh regiments but as yet have not ascertained which one. In excellent, unmothed condition with slight wear to interior.
Officer's RFC Cap Badge Officer's service dress bronze cap badge with 2 blades to reverse. Good, clean condition, lightly rubbed highlights.
Officer's Royal Welch Fusiliers F.S.Cap. Fine blue Melton cloth Field Service cap for an officer of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Toned gilt RWF buttons to peak with a bullion and silver RWF Officer's badge on a red background to body. Fine cotton lining with velvet headband and remains of a paper label to interior. Excellent used condition, moth free.
Officer\'s Calcutta Scottish cap badge. Heavy cast silver Calcutta Scottish officer\'s cap badge. Two piece badge with lugs ( both present ) with good detail .
Oil on Ivory/bone Portrait - Light Infantry Officer. Contemporarily framed and glazed portrait 9cm x 11.5 of an unidentified Light Infantry officer. Painted in oil on ivory/bone, these miniatures were very popular momentos of serving loved ones during WW1. Clear study with an attractive bull's eye glazing effect with fittings to be wall hung.
Oldenburg Gautag Daybadge ' Tinny '. 35mm, pinback ' tinny ' daybadge for ' Gautag Wessr-Ems in Oldenburg 29-30.Mai 1937 '. Excellent, antiqued finish with bright reverse.
Operation Grapple H-Bomb Grouping. Souvenir grouping pertaining to Operation Grapple. Operation Grapple, and operations Grapple X, Grapple Y and Grapple Z, were the names of British nuclear weapons tests of very early hydrogen bombs. These tests were carried out from 1956 until 1958 at Malden Island and Christmas Island in the Central Pacific Ocean. Nine nuclear explosions were executed during these series of nuclear weapon tests, culminating in the United Kingdom's becoming the third recognised possessor of thermonuclear weapons. Grouping includes photographs, contemporary Op.Grapple pennant and tie with a British Nuclear Test Veterans blazer badge. Unusual.
Operational Service Medal 2000 ,Bar Afghanistan. Operational Service Medal 2000, Bar Afghanistan to 30083851 Tpr.J.A.Agiadis LD. Tpr. Agiadis served with the Light Dragoons who until recently were equipped with Scimitars in the reconnaissance role. Recruited principally from the North East the Light Dragoons first deployed to Afghanistan in Herrick 5 with 3 Commando Brigade followed by Herrick 6 with 12 Mechanised Brigade. There have been subsequent deployments with the unit sustaining casualties. This medal unresearched and in excellent, clean condition mounted for wear as issued.
Original Aircrew Europe Star. Good example of an original Aircrew Europe Star with original ribbon. Lightly toned overall. The most difficult of the WW2 Campaign Stars to obtain. There are numerous guides online to the innumerable fakes of this medal for comparison.
ORIGINAL ALLOY LUFTWAFFE VISOR CAP COCKADE/EAGLE SET. This is a matching pair of alloy eage and cockade for the Luftwaffe visor cap. Never been issued or on a cap, and complete with allpins, ready to fit on a cap missing the insignia. eagle is maker marked FLL on reverse. Nice set, even if just for display.
ORIGINAL BRASS HITLER YOUTH BUGLE-UNTOUCHED. I have never had an original bugle relating to the HJ, and whist this is not a mint example, it's a fantastic piece of history. If only it could talk!! Where has this been played? What rallies has it seen? An all brass bugle with makers stamp in STUTTGART. Bell of bugle has large Hitler Youth eagle with outstretched wings. In it's talons it's holding the sword and hammer. On the center of the eagle is the eagle and swastika. This eagle is found on most HJ formal items and is on the HJ Leaders dagger. It has a few hits and dents. It was a proper used bugle afer all. Mothpiece it presend as are the carrying rings. Plays well!! A rare original bugle. Perfect with a HJ collection or HJ flag.
Original Haig Fund poppy. Original material and card Haig Fund poppy. The Haig Fund was set up in 1921 with the intent of aiding injured and ex-servicemen. Fund raising was acheived by sale of poppies manufactured in a factory at Richmond, and in a factory at Edinburgh by disabled ex-service men. This example dates from the late '20's / early '30's and is in excellent condition. A good example of an emotive item. POSTFREE in UK
Original L.R.D.G. Slip-On Shoulder title. Original and very scarce, slip-on shoulder title for use by members of the Long Range Desert Group. Embroidered red on lightweight blue cotton in the haphazard embroidered style common to these titles. Slightly grubby but otherwise excellent condition. Unconditionally guaranteed.
ORIGINAL METAL EAGLES FOR LUFTWAFFE VISOR CAP. These are perfect, mint, unused aluminium cap eagles for the Luftwaffe visor cap. Made by FLL and marked on the rear. If you need one to complete a cap or just to display with Luftwaffe items, these are ideal. Super eagles. We have 6 only.
ORIGINAL WAFFEN SS MARKED CHINA SAUCER. Unfortunately I do not have the cup to go with this, but it is the first time I have found a piece of china marked for the exclusive use of the Waffen SS! A small white chine saucer in perfect condition. Marked underneath in green 'WAFFEN SS' with a dragon makers mark and 1942 date. If you collect SS items, this is one for you.
ORIGINAL WW2 'HEAD WARDEN' ARP STEEL HELMET. A completely untouched example of the classic British steel helmet. Was used in every service, but this is a nice early example with original paint for the 'HEAD WARDEN' of an ARP unit. Never been cleaned or polished, inside is full of dust and cobwebs! Nice lettering to the front. Liner is dated 1938, so a pre-war produced item. Also marked 'HELMET Ltd'. Chin strap and complete liner present.
Osnabruck Kreistag Tinny. German pin back badge or tinny for Osnabruck Kreistag der NSDAP. 7 - 11 June 1939. Manufacturer marked ' Paulmann & Gronne, Ludenscheid ' and RZM M9/60. In good overall condition, some powdering to reverse.
OSS booby trap firing device. OSS M1 pull fuze with firing device attachment. This particular device was used to intiate a booby trap where a gun is designed to fire along fixed lines intiated by a trip wire. The M1 pull fuze has a locking attachment to fix the device to a gun and then an arm which would depress a trigger when the pull fuze was tripped. In excellent condition and strippable. INERT
OSS collar insignia. Original gilded brass and enamel clutchback OSS collar insignia. Although never authorised for wear by personnel of the Office of Strategic Services it was worn by some of the allied Psychological Warfare Board. Highly uncommon item of insignia in excellent to good condition with the exception of a broken clutchback retaining pin to the reverse, priced accordingly.
OSS Crossbow arrow Designed in 1943 and built and tested later that year, the OSS experimented with a series of crossbows in an effort to provide an effective silent weapon. This steel and aluminium, bodkin tipped, penetrating arrow was designed for use in the \\\'Big Joe 5 Crossbow\\\' . Although field trialled and exported to England it was not thought any of the crossbows were used in anger although their performance was impressive, in the case of the Big Joe 5 firing an arrow at 180fps out to 80yds. In excellent condition.
OSS Crossbow arrow - Little Joe. Designed in 1943 and built and tested later that year, the OSS experimented with a series of crossbows in an effort to provide an effective silent weapon. This wood and steel, bodkin tipped, penetrating arrow was designed for use in the ' Little Joe Crossbow ' . Although field trialled and exported to England it was not thought any of the crossbows were used in anger although their performance was impressive. One Little Joe crossbow still exsists in the Pattern Room Collection.In excellent condition and very scarce. WMC/COMM/MR11
OSS Detachment 101 Burma Campaign Bar. Originally designated U.S. Experimental Station, Detachment 101, OSS, and activated in September of 1942, the organization was formed to conduct intelligence and paramilitary operations in China with many of the operations taking place in Burma.The Campaign Bars—awarded to Kachins who had distinguished themselves in combat—were manufactured in reasonable numbers, allowing many of the American 101 personnel to acquire one, however, it remains a scarce item. This original example, marked 'sterling' to the reverse, is in excellent condition, pleasingly patinated overall with minor edge knocks and scratches.
OSS Tyre spike or Caltrop. Based on a medieval design to stop horses this WW II OSS designed Caltrop was intended to puncture tyres with the intention of bringing a vehicle to a halt enabling it to be ambushed. Designed so one of the four chisel edged prongs always faced upwards. In good condition with some very minor areas of surface corrosion ( easily removeable ). Scarce item.
OSS/SOE Liberator Pistol. ' Produced for the US Army / OSS, the F-45 Liberator was designed in 1942 by the Inland Guide Lamp Manufacturing Division of the General Motors Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. It was a crude, single-shot pistol designed to be cheaply and quickly mass produced, having just 23 largely stamped and turned steel parts that were cheap and easy to manufacture. It fired a .45 calibre pistol cartridge from an unrifled barrel. Due to the unrifled barrel, maximum effective range was only about 25 feet (less than 8 m). The Liberator was shipped in a cardboard box with 10 rounds of .45 ACP ammunition, a wooden dowel to remove the empty shell casing, and an instruction sheet in comic strip form showing how to load and fire the weapon. Extra rounds of ammunition could be stored in the pistol grip. The Liberator was intended as an insurgency weapon to be mass dropped behind enemy lines to resistance fighters in occupied territory. It was valued as much for its psychological warfare effect as its actual field performance, and it was believed that if vast quantities of these weapons could be delivered into Axis occupied territory, it would have a devastating effect on the morale of occupying troops. The plan was to drop the weapon in such great quantities that occupying forces could never capture or recover all the weapons. It was hoped that the thought of thousands of these unrecovered weapons potentially in the hands of the citizens of occupied countries would have a deleterious effect on enemy morale.' In reality, the OSS never realised the objective of mass dropping the Liberator over occupied Europe, and only a handful were ever distributed, usually via Harrington the ' Carpetbaggers ' airfield and base in Northamptonshire. There was also some limited distribution in the Far East most however, were scrapped or dumped in the Atlantic. This example in good condition was deactivated in 2003 and comes complete with it's certificate. The weapon cocks and dry fires and comes complete with the often missing magazine floor plate. It would appear the weapon has previously been proofed and bears markings and a serial number to this effect on the top edge of the barrel. AVAILABLE within UK ONLY
Oxf & Bucks Dunkirk POW Grouping. Grouping to 5384443 Pte.B.G.Winfield Oxf & Bucks L.I.. 39-45 Star, War Medal Territorial Efficiency with French Dunkerque and Somme combatants medals. Comes with unofficial P.O.W. medal in it's case, King's silver badge, Oxf & Bucks cap badge, Ox & Bucks OCA, Army P.O.W. Escape Club and Dunkirk Veterans blazer badges. Accompanied by various other Dunkirk Veterans, British Legion etc lapel badges. Winfield was probably part of 4/Oxf & Bucks that was surrounded at Cassel and were captured sometime between 24-30 May. He was subsequently imprisoned at Stalag 20A Thorn Podgorz. All items in good, used condition.
Oxfordshire Light Infantry Pagri Badge. Scarce Boer War period white on red embroidered pagri badge. The strung bugle-horn above the title,Oxford,on a diamond shaped wool backing. Good condition with signs to the corners of being previously attached to a pagri.
Packeted EKII Packeted EKII with original packet by Steinhauer. Cross in excellent condition, uniformly toned overall, unmarked with full length original ribbon. Packet is the small type , maker marked to the reverse with repaired tears to the reverse and front but not obvious when displayed, priced accordingly.
PAIR OF 'SEWN IN' LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT EPPAULETTES FOR SENIOR NCO. With a Luftwaffe blue/grey background, and yellow waffenabe (flight) these epaulettes have been sew into the tunic at some time and perhaps cut off as souvenirs. There are in good condition, apart from a rather large moth nip on one behind the rank pip. These would have been for the rank of Feldwebel or Staff Sergeant. Good for display.
PAIR OF LUFTWAFFE SPORTS VEST EAGLES. Still quite common,but a great display item nonetheless. Superb quality black cotton on white silk-like background. Both identical and came for the same veteran\'s cache. Opportunity to buy a pair for not a lot more than a single.
PAIR OF THIRD REICH INFANTRY OFFICERS EPPAULETTTES Purchased in America on my last trip with an army dagger. These are a really nice pair of near mint epaulettes for an Infantry officer. Look like to have come off a coat or greatcoat, as they are removable with little tabs underneath that would have gone over the button. Silver bullion tops, with white underlay. One single rank pip on each for Oberleutnant. Would look good with army dagger display.
PAIR OF THIRD REICH SLIP ON REGIMENTAL NUMBERS. Would have been used on early epaulettes and slipped over plain or standard epps, to designate regiment. Chain stitched onto green uniform material '115' in white thick cotton. In excellent condition with no moth nips. Purchased from Antique mall in America last year.
Panzer Assault Badge. Good example of a mid-war period, silver grade Panzer Assault Badge. Silver washed zinc maker marked to the reverse ' FFL 43 ' for Friederich Linden. Typical of their production with the oversize track to r/h side of badge and the flatback which would be a warning sign on badges by other manufacturers. Steel pin with tombac hinge and pin. Excellent condition with 90% + of the silver wash remaining with light wear to high points.
Panzer Assault Badge. Panzer Assault badge by Frank & Reif, Stuttgart. Probably originally a bronze variant with most of the finish now missing. Good detail with slightly rubbed highlights. Clearly manufacturer marked to the reverse with correct fittings and domed reverse typical of Frank & Reif production.
PANZER ASSAULT-TANK BADGE IN SILVER. RARE MAKER. A very nice example, has dulled down a bit, but has a nice finish and superb detail. Pin and hook are perfect and the reverse is nicely toned with all original finish. Badge is concave and is marked in the top rear with maker marked KWM. This is for Karl Wurster of Markneukirchen. Apparently a very uncommon maker for this badge. Nice thing!
Panzer O/R's Breast Eagle. Early, M35 style Panzer O/R's Breast Eagle. White cotton embroidered on black wool. Excellent, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Panzerarmee Afrika Kalender 1943. Typical 8th Army souvenir, probably picked up in Tunisia, a copy of a Panzerarmee Afrika Kalender 1943. 170pg diary packed with relevant information for a member of the Afrika Korps - desert survival, Italian uniform/rank recognition, star chart, multi-language dictionary, maps etc. Slightly tatty with some evidence of the previous owner name etc.
Parachute Regiment ACF shoulder title. Uncommon Parachute Regiment Army Cadet Force shoulder title. Construction would indicate 1960s issue. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, good condition.
Parachute Regiment cap badge. Original, die-struck O/R's white metal, Parachute Regiment cap badge. Patinated overall with polished highlights. Two lugs to reverse, slightly mis-shapen.
Parachute Regiment Stable belt. 1970's/80's period stable belt for wear by members of 9 Parachute Squadron RE based in Aldershot. Heavy fabric belt with a cast white metal buckle featuring Bellephron - the warrior on a winged horse. Buckle marked ' The Victor Buckle '. In excellent, overall condition.
Parachute Regt. AMF Stable Belt. Parachute Regt. stable belt worn by Regiment members attached to AMF - Allied Command Europe Mobile Force. AMF was a small NATO quick reaction force, headquartered at Heidelberg, Germany, active from 1960 to 2002. It formed part of Allied Command Europe (ACE), headquartered at SHAPE at Casteau, Belgium. The land component of the force, consisting of a brigade-sized formation of about 5,000 personnel, was composed of units from 14 NATO states. 3 Para served as part of this force. Chromed ' Bellephron ' buckle attached to a thick black web belt.In good, used condition, light abrasions to buckle, named to reverse.
Parachute Regt. Cuff Links. 40's/50's enamel and gilt cuff links featuring parachute wings and airborne colours. Manufacturer marked to the reverse. In good condition with light wear and a very minor chip to the enamel on one link.
Parachute sweetheart badge. WW2 Period, brass and enamel pin back badge in the form of a British parachute qualification badge. Enamel flaw to r/h wing and small chip to l/h wing, priced accordingly.
Pattern 1908 Bayonet Frog. Standard 1908 Pattern bayonet frog with helve tab but 1940 dated. This example was one of the last '08 frogs manufactured when the War Office placed an order with the Mills Equipment Company for 43,000 frogs in May 1940 to make up for losses at Dunkirk, and to bridge the gap before widespread use of the P.37 Web Equipment. In good, used condition, lightly blancoed with faint date and manufacturer's details to reverse.
Periodical Notes on the German Army - Field Service Uniform. 1940 Periodical Notes on the German Army No.21 - A Note on Field Service Uniform. 24pgs approx with text, b/w photographs and full colour illustrations of uniforms and insignia of the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe based on information received up to May 31 1940. Marked ' Not to be Taken Into the Front Line '. Ex IWM lib, good, clean condition with some light rusting of staples and annotation to front cover.
Periodical Notes on the German Army - The Attack on Crete. 1942 Periodical Notes on the German Army No.38 - XI Air Corps and The Attack on Crete. 82pg, 22 plates thorough review of the German airborne operations against Crete in May 1941. Extensive coverage making use of captured documents, from loading of gliders, Ju52s, weapons, order of battle, signals operational orders etc . with maps, photographs and pull out tables. Excellent, clean condition, ex lib IWM.
Periodical Notes on the Japanese Army No.1 - 1942. Periodical Notes on the Japanese Army No.1 ' General Characteristics, Morale and Tactics 1942. 8pg brief coverage of what was known about the Japanese gleaned in operations in Hong Kong and Malaya and concludes ' the Japanese combine meticulous accuracy with Oriental cunning ' ! Good, clean condition and unusual.
Personalised EKI. Not one for the condition junkies this EKI has had a hard life, it's saving grace is the hand engraved details to the reverse. The cross is an Otto Schickle product with it's characteristic pin with the mark L/15, it has a slight curvature with a rubbed and lightly toned frame. The core has very little enamelling remaining with some scratching. The reverse is marked and both the pin are distorted but intact. Hand engraved to the reverse are the owner's details ' Uffz.Buhler 21588 L9P Munster '. Attached is a list of units that had a connection with the Feldpost number 21588.. (Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) 4. Batterie Artillerie-Regiment 11 (2.1.1940-27.4.1940) gestrichen, wurde Fp.Nr. 15193 B (28.4.1940-14.9.1940) Stab II Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment 1 (15.2.1942-30.7.1942) Stab II Fallschirmjager-Regiment 5 (31.7.1942-9.2.1943) Stab II u. 5.-8. Kompanie Fallschirmjager-Regiment 5 (10.2.1943-23.8.1943) gestrichen (6.4.1944-9.11.1944) 27.8.1944 Stab u. 1.-4. Kompanie Festungs-MG-Batallion 808 (10.11.1944-Kriegsende) 29.11.1944 Stab u. 1.-4. Kompanie Infanterie-Fla-Batallion 808. Further research required.
Personalised WW1 Princess Mary's Gift Tin. An example of the ubiquitous Princess Mary's Gift Tin, but this example has been personalised by the addition of an inscription to the inner face of the lid. The attractively rendered script reads ' Presented to Gnr. Chestermann R.H Z Battery 1914 by Princess Mary. The tin has some residual contents with empty packets of cigarettes and tobacco and a partial 1914 card. Obviously treasured but temptation won ! Good, overall condition, patinated overall.
Phantom - GHQ Liaison Regt. Shoulder Patch. Embroidered, cotton on wool badge worn by members of Phantom squadrons.GHQ Liaison Regiment (known as Phantom) was a special reconnaissance unit first formed in 1939, its role was to report back information about the allied forward positions. This example in good, issued condition with very clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, minor loss to r/h corner.
Phantom - GHQ Liaison Regt. Shoulder Patch. Embroidered, cotton on wool badge worn by members of Phantom squadrons.GHQ Liaison Regiment (known as Phantom) was a special reconnaissance unit first formed in 1939, its role was to report back information about the allied forward positions. This example in good, issued condition with slight distortion from shrinkage.
Photographs of Modern Equipments 1939. Published by the War Office, this landscape format manual shows everything from an inflatable reconnaissance boat to the Scout Carrier. Guns, tanks and trucks are all covered along with girder bridges and mortars. 41pgs of captioned photographs. Good condition with some light marking and creasing.
Plaque and War and Victory Pair R.A.M.C. Casualty. Plaque and War and Victory Pair to 73456 Pte. Stanley Emerson R.A.M.C. Emerson served with the 77th Field Ambulance and was killed on 01/04/1918 and is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial. Good, overall condition with worn , original ribbons.
Poland Shoulder Titles. WW2 pair of printed ' POLAND ' shoulder titles. Excellent, unfolded , as issued.
Polish 2nd Artillery Group Breast Badge. Two piece construction, silver Monte Cassino Cross with a superimposed wreath with the 2 Corps symbol, a mermaid with an artillery shell over an 8th Army shield. 45mm x 45mm approx by the maker Lorioli Fratelli, Milano & Roma. 800 silver marking to reverse of cross, slight rubbing of highlights to figure and wreath. Good example.
Polish Army-12th. Lancers Plastic badge. Scarce WW II plastic economy issue cap badge with two blades and manufacturer's details for Stanley Walsall to the reverse. The Polish Eagle upon a shield shape bearing the number '12' within the letter 'U' - 12 Pulk Ulanow. Excellent condition with very slight distortion.
Polish Naval Mug. Polish Naval 0.5 ltr tin mug. Bearing Polish Naval emblem to one side with a 0.5 ltr measure and a 1935 date and manufacturer's mark to base. Excellent, clean condition.
Polish O/R's beret or FS Cap Eagle. Embroidered silver/grey, cotton on wool Polish eagle for use on the beret or field service cap. Good, used condition.
Polish WW2 2nd Infantry Division Breast Badge. Silver, Polish, Type II, 2nd Infantry Rifle Division. Maker marked to the reverse ' Huguenin ' to reverse and to securing disc. Securing post has re-attached/strengthened with contemporary solder, undamaged enamel flags, patinated overall with some minor surface abrasions. This badge was the second type worn by the 2nd. Inf. Div. who were formed in France in 1939 and was designed by Lt.B.Garlinski. - reoffered due to failure to pay.
Post 1940 Enlisted Ranks RAD Field Cap. Enlisted ranks feldmutze for wear by members of the RAD. Post 1940 pattern , boat form woollen field cap with embroidered RAD device to front curtain. Brown cotton lining printed with size ( 56 ), manufacturer ( Carl Halfar, Berlin ) and date ( 1939 ). Excellent, used condition with light overall wear to nap of cloth.
Pre War RAF Silver ' Madeira ' Decanter Label. Silver plated decanter label marked for ' Madeira ' surmounted by an RAF crest and mounted by chain suspension loop. Good overall condition, patinated. Unusual aviation collectable. See also item7305
Pre War RAF Silver ' Sherry ' Decanter Label. Silver plated decanter label marked for ' Sherry ' surmounted by an RAF crest and mounted by chain suspension loop. Manufacturer marked ' Hutton, Sheffield ' to reverse. Good overall condition, patinated. Unusual aviation collectable.
Pre WW1 Grenadier Guard CSM armbadge. Attractive example of an armbadge for a Colour Sergeant Major of the Grenadier Guards. Rich bullion embroidered on wool separately applied to gold lace rank stripes. This example was worn by C/Sgt.G.H.Wall pre WW1, Wall went onto to achieve officer rank winning the OBE and MC, he was also a pall bearer at the funeral of Edward VII. Superb item with light toning.
Pre WW2/WW2 Grenadier Guards headwear grouping. Two caps to the Grenadier Guards worn by Capt.M.H.Farebrother, one SD cap and one worn with the undress uniform. Both caps by Edward Smith of Bond St and both featuring high relief bullion cap badges with the SD cap carrying a name label. Both caps come in a named, japanned tin carrying a shipping label with Farebrother's address in Horsham. A quick search reveals that Farebrother attended Eton, and played tennis and cricket to a high standard, he went on to serve as ADC to the Governor of South Australia, would reward further research. Both caps in excellent, worn condition with no evidence of moth. COMM/JM/WMC03
Pre-War N.S.D.A.P. Buttons. An original card of 12, silver finish , N.S.D.A.P. buttons. This style of button was used on Party tunics in the pre war period before being replaced by the same pattern but in gilt. In good condition with manufacturer details to reverse of card.
Precautions in the event of capture 1942 card. 1942 advisory card ' precautions to be taken by British Personnel in the event of capture. Conspicously marked ' This Document Must Not Fall Into Enemy Hands ' this 5 page, gatefold card offers advice ' carry no letters , give name, rank and number only ' also advises on what information the enemy wants and how they set about acquiring it and finally escape. Clearly having been carried with evidence of a fold and light marking overall. Uncommon.
Precautions to be taken in the event of capture Card. 1942 Gatefold card designed to fit into the AB64 - paybook listing precautions to be taken in the event of capture. Gives advice about interrogation and warning of hidden microphones reiterating the standard advice of ' NAME RANK & NUMBER '. Clean condition, slight creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Presentation copy ' Mein Kampf .' A good presentation copy of ' Mein Kampf ' by Adolf Hitler. 1936 edition presented in in 1937 by a Gauleiter with facsimile dedication and signature to f.e.p. Very minor rubbing and slightly loose to spine otherwise an excellent, clean copy.
Princess Mary 1914 Gift Fund Bullet Pencil. An example of the Princess Mary gift tin bullet pencil with silver unmarked projectile. Monogrammed 1914 MkVII case by Kynoch with sharpened pencil. Mary monogram is clearly struck on this example. Patinated overall.
Princess Mary Fund Bullet Pencil. Bullet pencil as supplied with various of the Christmas gift tins given to the fighting men by the Princess Mary Fund. Fired MkVII brass case with a monogrammed ' M ' to one side with a silvered hollow bullet head with pencil inside. Good, clean condition.
Princess Mary Gift Fund tin and contents. Princess Mary 1914 gift fund brass tin with contents. The smokers pack with tobacco and cigarettes and 1914 greeting card in it\'s envelope. Tin has much original lacquered finish with a small dent to inner lip of tin and minor abrasions to outer lid, tobacco unopened with minor loss of foil packing. The cigarette pack has been opened with one cigarette missing, card in clean condition, envelope with minor creasing. To the reverse a name has been lightly scratched \'No.3011 Warner T Batt. RHA\'. Unusual to have one of the ubiquitous Christmas tins with a provenance.
Princess Mary Gift Fund, 1914 Christmas Card. A 1914 gift fund Christmas card that accompanied all gift tins and gifts distributed before and up to Christmas 1914, in original envelope Very good condition with some slight age marking, envelope a little grubby.
Princess Mary Gift Tin - bullet pencil. A particularly clean example of the Princess Mary Gift tin, the type given to non-smokers with a bullet pencil. Tin with bright finish with 1914 dated bullet pencil on original packing card. Pencil in unused condition with ' sterling ' marked head and monogrammed case. Accompanied by 1915 Christmas card. In excellent condition with some minor marking to lid.
PRINCESS MARY GIFT TIN-PROFESSIONALLY ENGRAVED FOR OFFICER RNVR. This is the standard Princess Mary gift tin in pressed brass. Unfortunately the body of the tin has suffered a little, but is still complete. What makes this tin quite so unique is that it has been professionally engraved on the inside of the lid to a 'Lieut. Commander Wallace Aldridge Watson RNVR'. It's slightly obscured by the age Verdigris and patina that's over the top, but could be cleaned off to reveal it completely. I have completed a little research on him and he served on a shore based ship the 'Pembroke' and was in the Anti Aircraft Corps in Chatham in 1914. I am sure there is more that can be found about this officer. Rare to find a personalised, researchable tin, with a high ranking officer.
Princess Mary1914 Gift Fund, Trench Lighter A scarce example of the Princess Mary gift fund Trench Lighter. Lighter body complete with partially used wick chord, flint missing as is common. Body marked with a crowned ' M ' and ‘ Xmas Fund 1914 ’. Lower half of the lighter has the ‘Asprey London’ maker mark. Nickel plating now largely absent with some minor dents through use. The trench lighter was presented in the standard tin, with greeting card & photo. A highly uncommon Princess Mary Gift fund collectable !
Printed 12 Commando Shoulder title. Scarce printed shoulder title for No 12 Commando. In heavily used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. No. 12 Commando was a battalion-sized unit formed in 1940 in Northern Ireland, they carried out a number of small-scale raids in Norway and France between 1941 and 1943 before being disbanded and its personnel dispersed to other commando units. Scarce.
Printed Combined Operations Badge. Classic example of a circular, printed Combined Operations badge as worn by Commandos until the introduction of the Commando Group badge. The badge was designed in 1942 by Lieutenant D.A. Grant RNVR. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Private Army - Vladimir Peniakoff \'Popski\'. 1954ed 512pgs \'Private Army\' by Lt.Col Vladimir Peniakoff - Popski. Good clean copy of the standard reference on the PPA written by the founder and CO. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and fold out maps. POSTAGE INCLUSIVE within UK
PRUSSIAN POLICE THIRD REICH OFFICERS BUCKLE. This brass buckle was worn by the Prussian Police Offers in the early part of the Third Reich era. Prussian eagle with lightning in it's talons, but with swastika cast into the eagles breast. This was the first eagle use by the Prussian Police in 1934, it was also used in smaller form on the dress bayonets. Was changed soon after to the normal Third Reich police symbol of an eagle surrounded by a wreath. Buckle in very good condition, no maker mark apparent. Slider/keeper part missing. Nice buckle.
Pte. J.Burrows RASC Kitbag Grouping Photos 2
Pte. J.Burrows RASC Kitbag Grouping. Uniform grouping to S/5958164 RSM.J.Burrows R.A.S.C. The kitbag contains a size 13 ( Height 5' 11" - 6', Chest 38" - 39", Waist 33" - 34" ) 1945 dated Battledress Blouse featuring rank insignia and RASC arm of service strips with 5 years war service chevrons. Size 13 BD trousers, no label, but inspection marks confirming 1945 manufacture, with attached braces. 1945 dated, Size 6 shirt and a 1943 dated size 3 woollen jumper , two pairs of heavily used khaki socks, anklets, woollen gloves field dressing and a box containing various items of insignia including a pair of 61 Div formation signs. All of this contained in a 1942 dated kitbag with inked ownership details. Most items looked to be in excellent condition and were probably only worn as best for stand down parades etc at the end of the War. No apparent moth or damage with some snags and minor holes to jumper.
QARANC Recruiting poster. 1950\'s recruiting poster. Printed on card by Fosh & Cross for HMSO, 25cms x 38cms featuring a classic 50\'s beauty of the Queen Alexandra\'s Royal Army Nursing Corps. In very good condition with punched holes to the top and pin holes to the bottom with a couple of minor scuffs
QSA/KSA group Suffolk Regt/RE. Four medal grouping; 4927 Pte.Frederick Mansell 2nd Bn. Suffolk Regt; QSA bars Transvaal, OFS, Cape Colony. KSA " ; SA01, SA02 Mansell re-enlisted as 283601 Spr. F.Mansell Royal Engineers. Accompanied by some research confirming the awards and other service in India. All medals toned overall, original ribbons with some edge knocks and minor abrasions
Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) Coloured FS Cap. Coloured Field Service Cap for O/Rs of the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) . Blue wool body with green crown and red piping and brass cap badge. Approx size 7 with a white cotton drill lining. Good overall condition with some areas of wear, lining slightly grubby through use.
Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry Mess plate. 9\" (230mm) china plate by Wedgewood that formed part of the Officer\'s Mess service for the Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry. Features a gold edge with decoration in relief to the rim and a Dorset Yeomanry device to the centre. Wedgewood backstamp and manufacturing codes to the reverse and painted number (presumably a museum or collection number). In excellent condition with firing damage at the 7 O\'clock position.
R.A.D. Insignia Grouping. Small grouping of RAD insignia formerly the property of a member of the Intelligence Corps. Grouping comprises shoulder strap for the rank of Obertruppfuhrer, rank chevron for the rank of Hauptvormann, unused cap insignia for the early visor cap and an unused post 1943 arm shield. All items in good/excellent condition
R.A.D. Photo Album. 270+ photos of R.A.D. interest. Starting in 1934 with Abteilung 1/840 in Koblenz, the album documents one man's service. Numerous views of parades, gatherings, uniforms, officials, service life etc. all neatly annotated. Very comprehensive album.
R.A.D. Shoulder straps. Pair of slip-on shoulder straps for volunteer in the Reichsarbeitdienst with the rank of Obervormann. Conforming to the post 1942 regulations, the woolen straps have twisted silver braid edging with two silver and brown loops to the base of the strap. In excellent, clean condition with some areas of minor nap loss.
R.A.F Late Patt. C Type Flying Helmet. Probably unissued ' Helmet Leather, Type C Late Pattern ' probably a size 1. Typical late version as issued, unwired with clean lining with some minor marking and fabric chin strap. Undamaged with slightly indistinct coding and issue arrow marking. Supple with crisp poppers and slight rubbing to prominent seams.
R.A.F. 1941 Pattern Mae West Skull Cap. Unissued R.A.F. 1941 Pattern Mae West Skull Cap. Yellow glazed cotton skull cap with white cotton tapes. A.M. Kings crown and code markings. Mint.
R.A.F. 1941 Pattern Mae West Whistle. The classic 'snail' whistle often seen hanging from the Mae West or aircrew blouse. Chrome plated brass. Air Ministry markings and reference numbers '23/230' to one side, to other side '293/14/L1795'. Very very light rubbing to highpoints but otherwise an excellent used example.
R.A.F. 1941 Pattern Mae West Whistle. The classic 'snail' whistle often seen hanging from the Mae West or aircrew blouse. Chrome plated brass. Air Ministry markings and reference numbers '23/230' to one side, to other side '293/14/L1795'. Very very light rubbing/loss of plating but an excellent used example.
R.A.F. 1951 Pattern Flying Suit with integral scarf. Overalls, Flying, Lightweight - 1951 Pattern - 22c/1139, Size 3 (ht. 5'4" - 5'7", br. 33 - 36"). This was the first of the modern ' jet age ' post war general purpose flying suits, designed to replace the 'Beadon' suit. In excellent condition, still retaining the sew in scarf to the neck.
R.A.F. Escape & Evasion Map 43C/D Europe. R.A.F. Escape & Evasion Map Sheet 43C/D. Large double sided colour silk/rayon map, approx. 52 x 60cm with unhemmed edges. Sheet C shows the borders of Holland, Belgium, France and central Germany with sheet D divided into two showing South France, Germany and Switzerland and the border of Belgium and Germany. In excellent, clean and folded condition.
R.A.F. Log Book Grouping - Lancasters. Paperwork grouping to 196127 F/O.Philip Gordon Boatman a Flight Engineer with 460 Sqn. Boatman started flying with 1656 HCU from Lindholme, No.1 L.F.S. at Hemswell before joining 460 Sqn. at Binbrook in October 1944. He then went on to fly 35 operations between October 44 and the end of the War including Dresden, Cologne, Dusseldorf ( ' Good prang 21 lost ' ), Essen ( 1000 A/c ) and Nuremburg. His logbook entries end in November 1945 with various flights to the Middle East and then India. Included with the grouping are his pay and release books, various photographs taken whilst with 460, including a Squadron photo taken around ' T - Tommy ' the aircraft he flew on his 13th and 16th Op. Large number of official forms, uniform receipts, mess chits etc, along with training notebook, letters etc. Also comes with a photo album containing a record of his time in India, cap badge, engineer wing and medal ribbon. His wife's A.T.S. paybook, release book and cap badge are also included complete with the leather writing case in which the items were found. All items in good condition, usual folds tears etc to paperwork, some repair to squadron photo. Unresearched.
R.A.F. Navigator Brevet - Padded Heavily padded RAF ' N ' Navigator brevet. White cotton backing cloth with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. In excellent, clean, used condition.
R.A.F. POW/Caterpillar badge grouping. Grouping to W/O J.A.Walker who was a W/Op / A/G with 51 Squadron and was shot down in Whitley Z6487 on 19/07/1941 on a mission to Hannover. Group consists of a Caterpillar badge inscribed ' Sgt.J.A.Walker ', RAF service and release book marked POW, RAF cap badge, an annotated, 1942 dated photograph of Walker in a group in a prison camp, 39-45 Star and War Medal with award slip. The latter items are all later issue. Would reward further research.
R.A.F. Silk Escape Map - Burma. Double sided escape map of Upper Burma and Assam and Lower Burma and Siam. Previously the property of F/0 Brindley, a Beaufighter pilot with 89 Squadron, this is an earlier black and white printed map that has had the edges hemmed with parachute seam reinforcement material. In undamaged condition with some staining and one ink stain.
R.A.M.C. Training Manual 1911 - 1917ed. 1917ed.' Royal Army Medical Corps Training 1911 '. 453pgs illustrated throughout with diagrams, photographs and drawings, some in colour. Comprehensive manual covering from anatomy to trench cooking. Lightly marked and covers with one small corner missing and cracking of spine, with clean contents.
R.A.O.C. Officer's Coloured F.S.Cap. WW2 period, fine wool coloured field service cap for an officer of the RAOC. Dark blue, body and crown with red piping to crown and bullion wire to skirt. G.S. buttons to front and a gilt and enamel, small size RAOC badge. Fully lined with plush headband, with owner's details in ink. Good, used condition with very little wear, however, some mothing to reverse, approx. size 7.
R.D.Kl. Reichsverband Deutscher Kleintierzüchter Official Stamp. Official ink stamp for the R.D.Kl. Reichsverband Deutscher Kleintierzüchter or the Reich Small Animal Breeders organisation. Detachable wooden handle with wooden block and attached rubber stamp. Image of stamp appears to top face of block and manufacturer marked. Slight crazing to rubber but otherwise useable condition. A reminder of the minutiae of life with which the NSDAP involved itself.
R.F.C. Mk.V Aviator's Watch. 8 Day, non-luminous Mk.V Aviator's watch as issued to the R.F.C. Swiss, 15 jewel movement by Octava contained in a white metal case with hinged movement cover and broad arrow ' A ' marked outer case. Probably later addition of a bow to make a more useable pocket watch out of what was originally a time piece that was mounted on a holder fixed to the aircraft 's instrument panel. In working order and keeping good time but looking at the movement could do with a clean and service. Case patinated overall with one small 1.5mm chip to glass edge, old repair marks to inside cover.
R.F.C. Officer's Sidecap. Fine wool sidecar for use by an officer in the Royal Flying Corps. Bronzed buttons to peak, lugged, bronzed, die stamped RFC cap badge that has the centre raised. Fine cotton interior with a faint inked name ' G.W.de Beaufort ', with crown safety pinned together, slightly marked through use. Exterior in good condition with some nothing particularly to reverse face.
RAD Arbeits Dank Badge. Enamel and silvered metal badge for Arbeits Dank or Labour Thanks given for members of the Nazi Labour organisations who paid into the compulsory health or welfare insurance established by the RAD etc. In excellent, bright condition, manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Paulmann & Crone , Ludenscheid '.
RAD Arbeits Dank Pinback badge. 16mm x 22mm Silver and enamel pinback Arbeits Dank badge marked ' Ges.Gesch ' to the reverse. Good overall condition with a light patination. The Arbeitsdank (roughly "Labor Thanks") was set up by the RAD's forerunner, the FAD/NSAD, in November 1933 as a welfare body acting as a form of health insurance for all Labor Service members who had sustained injuries or illness related to their work. This badge was the standard membership badge for this organisation.
RAD Commemorative enamel pin. Enamel RAD commemorative pin worn by former members of the RAD. In good clean condition with undamaged enamel, manufacturer's markings to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
RAD enlisted man's cap device. 1938 dated, RAD cap device for enlisted man's 'Robin Hood' cap. Dated and manufacturer marked to the reverse in good clean condition.
RAD enlisted man\'s cap device. 1938 dated, RAD cap device for enlisted man\'s \'Robin Hood\' cap. Dated and manufacturer marked to the reverse in good clean condition.
RAD Officer's cap device. RAD cap device for an officer's 'Robin Hood' cap. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' JFS ' and RZM marked. Heavy silvered insignia with enamelled obverse. All pins intact and in good condition with some minor marking to the enamel and verdigris to the reverse. Good, early example.
RAD OFFICERS BULLION PARADE DRESS BELT AND BUCKLE. I have not seen a RAD parde dress belt and buckle for a very long time. Unfortunately, the bullion and fabric belt has suffered some damage over time, but it\'s all there and the buckle etc are 100%. I have had and sold, Luftwaffe, army and even a SS Officers belt and buckle, but not one for the RAD. Bullion belt has the brown interwoven stripes running through it. The leather keeper etc are all there. Buckle and keeper are attached to the belt. reverse of the aluminuim buckle is marked with the ASSMANN \'A\' DRGM and 38.
RAD sports vest emblem. Machine woven, on cotton, emblem for the Reichsarbeitdienst sports vest. In unissued condition with the makers details and RAD approval mark to bottom corner. Minor fraying to edges.
RADwJ. Lagergehilfin Rank badge. Uncommon rank badge for the RADwJ or the Women's Labour Service for the rank of Lagergehilfin. Bronzed die struck zinc with pin back fastening with manufacturer's details and date, 1941 in relief to reverse. Minor wear to bronzed finish.
RAF ' Escape ' boot knife. Small penknife that was conatined in a concealed pocket in the uppers of the R.A.F. 1943 'Escape' Pattern Flying Boots. This knife was intended to cut away the flying boot uppers leaving a convincing civilian type shoe. Scarce example invariably missing from the boot. In good condition with a worn painted finish.
RAF ' Window ' radar jamming device. Small card box containing a spool of aluminium 'tape' attached to a paper parachute. These were a specific size to produce a signal on German radar sets and were thrown out of RAF bombers in order to jam German radar signals. Excellent unused example.
RAF / M.I.9 / SOE Baby Telescope. Baby telescope created by Clayton Hutton's M.I.9 department which supplied escape and evasion materials, primarily to the RAF but also to the other services and SOE. The x6 magnification telescope was designed for watching guards etc in more detail. This single draw example is 30mm approx when closed. For more information, an image taken from M.I.9's technical review showing the baby telescope, is included. Scarce
RAF 1940 Flying Suit / Irving Harness Suit RAF Combined Pattern Flying Suit / Irvin Harness Suit .Size: Large. Dated 10th and 17th October 1940. Manufactured by Irving Air Chute of Great Britain Ltd. Dual Purpose type with provision for clip-on seat or chest type parachute packs. Manufactured from heavy olive drab cotton with twin front zip opening and zipped pockets. The suit is in excellent unused condition with leather tabs to zips, all of which run freely. Generally clean and without wear or damage with some light storage marks to lower front. Large Air Ministry and A.I.D. marked label. HEAVY ITEM
RAF 1941 Patt. Mae West FloatationLlamp and box. An RAF 1941 Patterm Mae west flotation lamp reference 5C/2728 contained in it's original carton. Unissued condition with RAF 5C code and broad arrow stamp to battery container complete with a full instructions label. In v.good condition with two minor rust bleeds to label and a slow break up of the insulation to the wire from the battery to the wooden floating light. Comes with it's original carton marked ' G.E.C. Jacket Life-Jacket ', which is ripped along one side but is otherwise intact.
RAF 1941 Pattern Mae West Whistle Nickelled brass RAF 1941 Pattern Mae West whistle, the less commonly found 'tube' whistle used by wartime aircrew. Air Ministry King's Crown markings and reference numbers ' 293/AA/22 CON.14C '. Light wear, with surface scratching but in good used condition overall.
RAF 1941 Ptn. Sidcot Flying Suit. 22C/776 Size 4 (Height 5\' 8\"-5\' 9\", Waist 32\"-34\"). Produced in heavy green denim fabric as with the 1940 Ptn but with the addition of electrical heating elements. Retains it\'s belt, all buttons and original chrome Air Ministry zips with pullers, the leg zips have original zips but replacement pullers. Label present, clean and legible but not dated, button on collar not present. The material is in very good overall condition with some light soiling and marking and shows very little wear, good example.
RAF 1943 Pattern Flying Boots. Size 9/10 RAF 1943 Patt Flying ' Escape ' boots. Suede uppers in good, clean condition with WD marked ' Lightning ' zips. Shoe section in similarly good condition with some light marks and original soles with wear to heels. Inner fur linings in clean condition with some minor loss to the tops. Excellent examples.
RAF Air Gunners' Badge. Scarce cast brass, winged vertical bullet signifying RAF qualified air gunner. Brought into being by AMO 204 of 1923 it was worn into the Second World War until made obsolete by the AG half brevet. In good, worn condition, with two loops present, patinated overall.
RAF battledress escape button compass. A ’plastic’ battledress escape and evasion button compass. Compass appears as an innocuous button. Black plastic button with magnetised points, marked to its reverse with dots. It was used, suspended from cotton thread and then swung freely. Excellent working order. This was intended for use with the RAF battledress. Uncommon.
RAF Bomb Disposal Sleeve badge. Scarce embroidered light blue on black sleeve badge worn by qualified Bomb Disposal operatives. An aerial bomb flanked by the letters "BD" within a laurel wreath. Good, unused condition with a minor rust stain.
RAF Car Badge. Chrome and enamel King's crown RAF car badge. Manufactured and clearly marked by J.R.Gaunt for affixing to the bumper or badge bar that was fashionable amongst both pre and post War motorists. Good, used condition with original fixing bolts showing signs of long and proud usage.
RAF Escape & Evasion Language Phrase Leaflet. A scarce RAF Phrase List ' A ' to be carried with an Escape/Survival kit. This gatefold list has useful French, Dutch, German and Spanish phrases with their English equivalents. The list size (unfolded) approx. 40 x 12 cms, and is printed on thin paper marked ' Not to be produced in Public '. Good condition with some light marking and creasing.
RAF Fly button compass. Compass formed from an ordinary blackened brass, RAF service fly button. One button swings on top of the other, pointing due north, luminous. In good condition with some oxidation. Not as common as it\'s Army counterpart.
RAF logbook grouping. Wartime logbooks to P/O George.S.Percival. Trained in South Africa (note in logbook stating that previous logbook destroyed as a result of enemy action) Percival qualified as an Observer/Bomb Aimer but went on to become a Navigator with 42 OTU in Blenheims. Joined 614 Sqn. and flew from North Africa and then Sicily on convoy escorts and U Boat hunts,again in Blenheims-logbooks records incidents such as the finding of survivors in rafts ad their subsequent rescue by Walrus aircraft and found one dinghy 'no life' and various U Boat hunts and 'Mayday' searches. Returning to UK Percival joined 271 Sqn. and then 575 Sqn. on Dakotas. Last recorded flight April 1946. The two clean logbooks are accompanied by a framed picture of P/O. Percival and a 10/- note with a list of places visited during the war. Worthy of more research.
RAF Manual for the Hawker Hart bomber. 1934ed. Air Publication \'The Hart Aeroplane (2 - Seater Bomber) Kestrel I.B.Engine\'. 98pgs with many b/w illustrations, diagrams and fold-out plates describing all aspects of the aeroplane. Some contemporary written and tipped in amendments. In good overall condition with minor creasing etc,
RAF MK VIII Flying Goggles. A good, used pair of RAF Mk VIII Goggles. Good paintwork to frames with minor green oxidization to one edge, marking to interior commensurate with use. Strap with elasticity and all leather pullers. Some minor cracks to leather but otherwise clean and supple. Lenses intact with minor delamination.
RAF Mug. Wartime/pre-War R.A.F. Mug. In good overall condition with crazing to glaze but no chips or damage, manufacturer marked to base.
RAF No.29 Squadron RAF Badge,by H.W.Miller. A scarce original 1940's period RAF No 29 Squadron gilt and enamel badge, depicting an eagle in flight preying on a buzzard with the motto Impiger et Acer("Energetic and keen"), the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St. B'Ham.18". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt bright.
RAF Observer brevet. WW2 RAF embroidered Observer brevet. Off-white on blue/black embroidered flat wing with evidence of having been removed from a tunic, excellent condition.
RAF Officers' 'Economy Patt.' Cap Badge RAF Officers' 'Economy Patt.' Cap Badge by JRL Ltd. B'ham ( Jarrett, Rainsford & Laughton, Birmingham ). Scarce black plastic version of the standard officer rank sidecap badge ( 21,000 manufactured ). King's crown, eagle and backplate are all in black plastic ( cellulose acetate ) with brass blades to the rear of the crown and eagle and manufacturer's details to backing plate. Excellent condition
RAF silver and enamel ring. Good quality Sterling silver RAF ring. Featuring an enamelled silver RAF wing fashioned into a ring. Marked ' Sterling Silver ' to reverse and contained in it's original jewellers' box. Pleasing item of sweetheart jewellery.
RAF Sword Hangars. Scarce set of RAF sword hangars. Probably dating from the Thirties, these examples are of high quality with deep fire gilt fittings and clean supple leather. Gilding is still bright with working snap hooks and buckles. Uncommon examples in fine condition.
RAF TYPE 'H' OXYGEN MASK-PART OF LOT. Again from the lot of RAF Officer F.Lt.W.H.Hasselstrom effects. He flew during the war and into the early 1950's. He kept his original WW2 flying helmet, but had an upgraded oxygen mask. In very good condition and still supple, 1952 dated to side of microphone carrier.
RAF- Russian Ghoolie Chit. Double sided, two part Ghoolie chit printed on silk in Russian and English. Featuring a prominent Union flag to both sides and Russian script, with pronunciation tips, plus a list of instructions when encountering Russian troops. Contained in it's original acetate cover with cloth ties for wear around the neck. This type of chit was introduced for RAF crews involved in the shuttle bombing raids which involved over flying and landing in Russian territory. Chit in excellent, clean condition with a number inked onto one side, cover is in good condition with some small splits and tears and light marking to the notoriously fragile material.
RAF/Special Forces Escape Map - 9c France. Pre 1944, double sided silk escape map for use primarily by the RAF. Three coloured side showing France and it's borders with highlighted ' defended ' zones and ' Non-Occupied ' or Vichy France. The reverse 2.B., single tone shows the greater European area , Switzerland , Germany, Austria, Poland & Hungary. In good, but slightly faded condition with slight fraying of the edge strengthening seams.
RARE AND VERY UNUSUAL THIRD REICH MINING OFFICIAL DRESS KEPI. The Mining Service in the Third Reich (as in England too) were very important to the war effort. Subsequently the miners and mining officials were in high regard and had para-military importance. They had their own DRESS UNIFORM for parade purposes, and this is one of the unique dress kepi/caps they used for ceremonial occassions. Shaped like a hard 'fez' it has no peak. Is covered in a black glossy cloth, similar to a top hat, the front has the unique MINING metal badge in silver and gilt. Huge winged Imperial style eagle with gilt swastika in the middle. The cap has never been worn and is in MINT condition. The leather liner is mint as is the cream silk liner. The top of the cap has a wide golg tresse running around, which designates the rank of the wearer. There is the metal parade cockade present. These were also worn with a horse hair plume, which fittied in the same place as the cockade. The cap is complete with the original cardboard storage box, whci has obviously protected it all these years. A strange and unusual piece of headgear, whci would display extremely well.
RARE DUTCH W.A. NAZI PARTY(NSB) STEEL BUCKLE WITH TAB. Hopefully the pictures will speak for themselves, but this is a great DUTCH WA Weerafdeling of the Dutch facist party NSB. enlisted man's steel belt buckle, featuring the ' Wolfhook' symbol with the original brown leather tab dated 1944. One piece stamped construction, with NO makers mark.Has great age and patina, and some evidence of the original paint finish. brown leather belt tab is completely original to the piece. HAs a 'L' stamped as well as FRA??? underneath. A very rare buckle indedd. I have never owned one before.
RARE ORIGINAL SS 4 YEAR SERVICE MEDAL WITH RIBBON. In excellent condition with dark bronze original finish. Has not been polished or cleaned. Very crisp casting, great detail. A little age here anfd there, but otherwise a near mint medal. Soft cornflower blue medal ribbon attached to the 'teardrop' shaped hanging loop. Nice medal and competitevly priced.
RARE THIRD REICH MARINE MARKED NAVY SAILORS 'COLLAR'. I have had a few of these in the past, but never one marked so profusely and also with the Third Reich marine M and swastika. A classic sailors 'collar' and worn over the shirt etc. White and blue cotton with all strings and tabs. To the rear is a super ink stamp of the navy style stick eagle and swastika. To the edge is an embroydered '8' and marked in ink by hand is the sailoers name and probably rank number and date '42'. A really unusual piece of Germna navy memorabelia.
RARE WEHRMACHT WW2 ORIGINAL CABLE REEL MARKED 1938. I have never seen or had a piece of equipment like this before. It is a totally original, untouched WW2 German Army communications cable reel!! Has makers label and dated 1938. In original green Wehrmacht paint. It has remained untouched for the past 70+ years after being found in a French attic this summer. In excellent condition, and I imagine will still work if connected up. Handle all present. Cable reel unlocks from hub if required. All electrical connections are present. If you collect equipment, then ideal communications piece. If you are a re-enactor, even better!! Super piece of history.
RARE..LUFTWAFFE GENERAL SUMMER BREAST EAGLE. (re-stocked as customer changed mind!) I obtained one of these from my contact in Germany last year. He has subsequently found me two more in 18 months, all sold very quickly. This is the 'last from his drawer' as he says!! A beautiful Luftwaffe breast eagle in gilt-washed aluminium for the Gerneral Officers Summer tunic or shirt. Fantastic detail, made by ASSMANN, with 'A' cast into reverse. Pin back.MINT CONDITION. This is actually not the same as a normal Assmann aluminium breast eagle, it has subtle differences. Gilt wash for starters, then the actually eagle has more and better detail, when comparing the two side by side. Also the eagle itself is slightly different, daintier, and the eagles leg which holds the swastika is cast free of the main body of the bird. So very delicate!! The standard eagle has the leg and swastika cast as part of the main body, all joined together. A rare item and would look fantastic with any Luftwaffe display, especially if you have some Luftwaffe Gerneral's insignia etc.
RASC Officer's Coloured F.S.Cap. WW2 period, fine wool coloured field service cap for an officer of the RASC. Dark blue, body with white crown and dark blue piping with gilt RASC buttons and a gilt and enamel small size RASC badge. Fully lined with plush headband, manufacturer's/owner's label now missing. Excellent condition with very little wear, approx. size 6 7/8 - 7.
RBD Koln Third Reich Railway arm eagle. One of the many badges etc from an estate find in Colorado, more listed! This is in mint unissued condition and is for the KOLN area. Golden yellow stitching on black background.
Reconnaissance Corps cap badges. White metal Reconnaissance Corps cap badge with 2 loops to reverse with brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Sold as a pair. Good, clearly used examples with light verdigris to brass example.
Reconnaissance Regt. O/R Cap Badge. WW2 O/R's white metal cap badge. This example has a high polish but has not lost details, has both lugs and backing plate.
Red Devils - WW2 . Red Devils by A.H. Franks - ' How the British Paratrooper Learns his thrilling job '. C1942 patriotic title describing the paratrooper life with chapters on parachutes, first jump, battle school, and paratroops in action. Good, overall condition with some marking etc.
Regulations for Army Ordnance Services - 2in. Mortar Ammunition. 1945ed.Regulations for Army Ordnance Services Part 7- 2in. Mortar Ammunition - Pamphlet No.15A. 74pgs with a large number of line drawings, diagrams and exploded views demonstrating all aspects of ammunition, fuzes and packaging for the 2" Mortar. Also includes the rarely encountered 2.in Mortar , actuating trip wire for minefield clearance. Good, clean condition, has been folded. Rarely encountered.
Reichsbahn Officials Collar Patches. Unissued collar patches for a Reichsbahn Official to be worn on the closed neck tunic. These examples are still joined together and lack the seperately applied swastika. Excellent, unissued condition.
REICHSKREIGSFLAG RARE VERY SMALL 'E BOAT' SIZE'. this is the size of flag everyone looks for as it's so easy to keep and display. can form part of a collection and be a background in a drawer or similar. This size and type of Kreigsflag was definately used on small naval vessels and especially on E-boats and U-boats. It's just the right size to fly from the stern flag ploe etc. Made of a very high quality red cotton linen (not the usual rough sackcloth type) the colour are very bright and quality is superb. There is a little damage here and there, and a 4" long tear that has been repaired. no material missing. One of the rope ties is missing, the other is present. Flag measures approx 19" x 32", a great small size.
Reichskriegsflag. A good, double sided, printed Reichskriegsflag as flown from naval vessels, establishments etc. Size marked to halyard seam 1.5m x 2.5m but has been reduced to 2m probably in an effort to tidy the ends which become damaged from flying. This has been done neatly, probably at the same time as the neat contemporary repairs and strengthening. Loop and halyard line still present, slight fading with a few very small holes. Good, honest flag that came from a Derby house clearance.
Restricted Report on the PzKw.IV Tank. Extensive, hardbound 1943 Report on the German PzKw.IV Tank - Report on Examination of the Turret and Armament. Compiled by the Dept. of Tank Design within the Ministry of Supply and marked Restricted. This 157pg report covers every angle from firing circuits to armour, traverse, ventilation, observation and recoil with a host of other topics in between. Has a large number of b/w photographs, sketches, diagrams and gatefold plans. In excellent condition with the exception of some minor water damage to the bottom of the covers ( does not effect contents ). Highly detailed, and uncommon.
RFC Stopwatch. Silver cased stopwatch engraved 1914 - 1918 mounted with a pair of silver RFC wings. High quality, white faced stopwatch contained in a marked, sterling silver case. Again, high quality, Swiss made movement capable of split and elapsed timings in full working order. All contained in it's original retailer's case. A high quality momento or souvenir of service in the RFC.
RFC Sweetheart Brooch. Silver and enamel sweetheart brooch in the form of an RFC badge overlayed onto a propeller. Marked ' silver ' to reverse and in good condition, patinated overall contained in period box.
RFC 1916 Manual - Notes on Rigging for Air Mechanics. RFC 1916 Manual - Notes on Rigging for Air Mechanics. 1917ed. 38pgs, illustrated with sketches and diagrams concentrating on the adjustments and the setting up of aircraft. Also includes sections on engines and propellers. Good used condition with marking to covers and folding, contents clean.
RFC cloth grouping. WW1 Royal Flying Corps cloth grouping comprising two embroidered white on blue wool shoulder titles, air mechanic 1st class propeller and a three year overseas service chevron. All items in good honest worn condition.
RFC groundcrew grouping. An unusual grouping to an RFC groundcrew member. 1st Air Mechanic Cecil Hinde originally enlisted in the 2/4th Battalion the Queens Cameron Highlanders in April 1915 transferring to the RFC in January 1916 as 14459. Grouping comes with a rarely seen \'Soldiers\' Small Book\' to the RFC, certificate of service indicating cessation of service in the RAF in Malta in 1919 based at the Seaplane base which is indicated by a personalised Christmas card. Accompanied by four technical manuals including 1915 \'Aeroplane Magnetic Compass\' , \'Notes on RAF (Royal Aircraft Factory) 8-Cylinder Engine\', \'Handbook of the .303 Lewis Machine Gun 1915\' and \'RFC Technical Notes\'. Some manuals are named to Hinde. Accompanied by some typed tecnical notes, an O/Rs RFC capbadge, RFC sweetheart and a photograph featuring a Bristol Fighter. There is a cross lightly pencilled on the photo, presumably indicating Hinde. Again worthy of further research.
RFC paperwork grouping. Grouping of paperwork to 2/Lt.C.S.C.Hunter who became a pilot in 1918. Group consists of a particularly well filled and attractive RFC Notebook with many colour drawings of engines, bomb fuzes, aircraft construction etc., a number of gun camera images mostly annotated with ' Sgt.Hunter 18 Sqn. ', 1918 RAF Commission document, various photos ( mostly civilian ) with some service images and groups, documents and some research.
RFC Portrait. Good, clear image 10 x 14cms approx of a Private in the RFC. Good details of the Maternity tunic showing the economy RFC shoulder title in wear. Mounted on a card backing with a Stoke Newington portraitures details.
RFC Swagger stick Good RFC swagger stick. White metal cane top featuring RFC wings with a silver band mounted below. Pleasing patination to cane with a brass tip.
RFC Sweetheart, beadwork Cushion. Large, 21cms x 20cms stuffed beadwork cushion displaying the crest of the R.F.C. entwined with decorative bead and trim work with the addition of sentimental verse. Unusual to find this type of sweetheart to the R.F.C.
Roberts Memorial Workshops Billiard Scorer. Boxed ' Peall's Record ' Billiard scorer produced by disabled soldiers and sailors of the Roberts Memorial Work Shops. Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops was an organisation set up to create employment for wounded ex-servicemen and named after Field Marshal Lord Roberts after his death in 1914. They produced a large number of products during and after WW1. Good condition complete with instructions, box with reinforced corners.
Royal Carmarthen Militia, O/R\'s shako plate C1800-16. A very uncommon die-stamped brass example of an O/R\'s shako plate of the Royal Carmarthen Militia from the period 1800 - 16 . It takes the form of being simply the Prince of Wales’s crest, with the distinctive fan shape coronet. In good overall condition with some verdigris and only one remaining of the three original soldered on, soft iron loop fasteners. (approx. 11cm x 9cm)
Royal Flying Corps 1917 Casualty Medal Group. Great War Officer's, Royal Engineers Attached Royal Flying Corps 1917 Casualty Medal Group, consisting of British War and Allied Victory medals named ' LIEUT E F C BUDD '. The medals remain in good condition. ** Eric Frank Corydon Budd was attached to 52nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. He was killed whilst serving as an observer on an Artillery Observation mission. His adjutant wrote after his death, “Budd was on Artillery Observation and acting as Observer when he was attacked by four enemy scout machines. His pilot was immediately killed, the machine descending of its own accord. Budd was meanwhile firing continuously, and it was found when the machine reached the ground that he had fired the whole of his ammunition. He was picked up unconscious and died within one hour. During the unequal fight he brought down one enemy machine. He was universally admitted to be one of our best Observers. He is a great loss to the Squadron”. Group comes with a quantity of photocopied research material.
Royal Irish Regt. QSA/KSA Pair. QSA, Bars: Belfast,Wittebergen, Cape Colony and KSA, Bars: South Africa 1901 and 1902 to 4774 Sgt. T.Molloy ( Pte. on KSA ) 1st RL.IRISH.REGT . Good condition, polished, now patinated with contact wear, original but tatty ribbons. Unresearched
Royal Marine Colour Sergeant's Arm Badge. A superb, high quality example of the Royal Marine Colour Sergeant's arm badge. Featuring high relief, multi colour, bullion and wool embroidery, this pattern of badge was current between 1923 - 1953 with the high quality suggesting pre War manufacture. It was worn on the right arm of the blue uniform above three stripes.
Royal Naval Division Tally. Scarce WW I, bullion wire sailor's cap tally, "Royal Naval Division". Worn on sailor's caps with khaki uniform in the early days of WW1 . Full length ( 106cms approx. ), good, used condition with some creases.
Royal Naval Patrol Service Silver Badge. A die - struck silver badge designed to be worn on the sleeve by men of the Royal Naval Patrol Service after 6 months service. Trawlers crewed by fishermen with NCO s and officers drawn from RNR made up the bulk of the service initially but this was expanded to provide purpose built vessels and full time naval personnel. The design of the badge was created by Kruger Gray a well known artist and medal designer. The design symbolised the work of both the minesweeping and the anti-submarine personel. In good , clean condition with registered design number to reverse.
Royal Navy Officer's Cap. A good example of a Royal Navy Officers cap. Fine wool body with patent leather strap, mohair band with bullion Officer's badge. Typical quilted interior with Luton makers markings, leather sweatband marked in ink 6 3/4 and named ' D.K.Black '. In good, clean condition, moth free and toned bullion badge.
Royal Pioneer Corps Officers' Dress FS Cap. A particularly good example of the coloured dress FS cap worn by officers of the Pioneer Corps. Rich wool body with an unmarked, lugged silver cap badge with a silk lining with a Moss Bros label to interior. Wire cording to skirts and crown with unmarked silver buttons. In excellent, clean condition with minor wear to the interior.
Royal Scots Fusiliers Casualty Trio. 14/15 Star, War and Victory trio to 17847 Pte.Percy Walter Perry Royal Scots Fusiliers . Perry was killed on 25.09.15 in action with the 1st Battalion probably in the tale end of the action at Bellewaarde and has no known grave being commemorated on the Menin Gate. He originally came from Burton-on-Trent. Medals with original ribbons in good, clean condition, toned overall.
Royal West Kent Regt. Medal and paperwork grouping. Grouping of medals, insignia and paperwork to sunstantive sergeant 6344037 James Oliver of the 1st Btn. Queens Own Royal West Kent Regt. Oliver was with the BEF and returned via Dunkirk, subsequently qualifying as a PTI. Curiously his Certificate of Regular Service states home service whilst medal slip and medals indicate other service including award of silver wound badge! Paybook indicates award of 39 Star. Other insignia present including capbadge with stamped service number. All items in good used condition contained in old cigar box, further research required.
S Coded S84/98 Bayonet - matching numbers. S84/98 Bayonet with matching numbers to bayonet and scabbard. Coded S/245G, a manufacturer which is as yet unidentified but with the ' G ' signifying manufacture in 1935. Bayonet in deep blued condition with minor rubbing to high points, a small area of pitting to cross guard, and various inspection stamps. Scabbard with matching manufacturer code and matching number 3394 a. However, scabbard has some corrosion damage to reverse and wear to the bluing to lower part with the bluing intact where protected by a frog. With a better scabbard this would be an exceptional early example. Age proof, OVER 18 required
S.A.T. Vol I, No.7 - Radial Twin Vickers AA Mounting. Manual. S.A.T. Vol I, Pamphlet No.7 .303-inch Machine Gun Pt.II Supp - Radial Twin Vickers A.A. Mounting 1942. 15pg manual demonstrating the uncommon twin Vickers for mounting in the rear of a 15cwt. truck for AA use. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Uncommon.
S.A.T. Vol.1 No.3 Rifle 1942. 1942ed. S.A.T. Vol.1 No.3 Rifle. 44pg manual dealing with the standard .303 No.4 Rifle in use by the British Army during WW2. Includes 8pg appendix detailing the No.4T sniper rifle. In excellent, clean condition having pre-punched holes to enable use in contemporary binders designed to hold SATs.
S.A.T. Vol.I No.24 P.I.A.T 1943 1943 Small Arms Training Vol.I, Pamphlet No.24 Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank (PIAT). 24pgs with amendments, illustrated with sketches demonstrating all aspects of the use of the PIAT. In good, used condition with minor marking and staining to covers.
S.A.T.No.19 Anti-Tank Gun - 25mm Hotchkiss Mk I. 1939 S.A.T. Vol.I Pamphlet No.19 Anti-Tank Gun - 25mm Hotchkiss Mk I on 25mm. Carriage, Mk.I. Scarce manual for the French canon de 25 mm semi-automatique modèle 1934. When the BEF landed in France in 1939 it had insufficient numbers of anti-tank weapons, as a stop gap they were issued 300 guns which became known as Anti-Tank Gun, 25 mm. Hotchkiss, Mark I on 25 mm. Carriage, Mark I in British service. 54pgs outlining general usage, sighting, ammunition etc. Reasonable copy with marking to covers and some light staining.
S.A.T.No.6 Supp No.2 Motley Mount & 100 Round Magazine Equip. Uncommon 1943ed. S.A.T. Vol.I, Pamphlet No.6 Supplement No.2 ' The Mounting Seat A.A. ( Motley Mounting ) and The 100 -Round Magazine Equipment '. 18pgs with multiple b/w photographs describing the Motley Mount with double Bren guns ( and Lewis ) and the 100 round high speed Magazine for use with the Bren. In excellent, clean condition.
S.A.T.Vol.I No.20 .303 Lewis Machine Gun. 1939 Small Arms Training manual vol.I, No.20 .303-inch Lewis Machine Gun. 31pg, clean copy of the manual describing all aspects of training to use the Lewis light machine gun.
SA Collar Insignia. Pre-1939 pattern collar insignia for SA Rottenfuhrer, two 5mm silver/white stripes with black centre on an emerald background ( Sachsen or Nordmark ), RZM label to reverse. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform POSTFREE
SA Collar Insignia. Pre-1939 pattern collar insignia for SA Rottenfuhrer, two 5mm silver/white stripes with black centre on an emerald background ( Sachsen or Nordmark ). Good, clean condition. POSTFREE
SA Lagermutze Eagles. Embroidered silver wire eagles for use on the SA Lagermutze. Three eagles cut from a roll embroidered onto a blue backing on tan. The blue backing was for either Hansa or Hessen. Excellent unissued condition. Veteran bring back.
SA MEDICAL OFFICERS- LEATHER BELT POUCH! I have not had one of these before, had a Hitler Youth one that is similar. Beautifully made hard leather medical belt pouch. In tan leather. Lid is beautifully marked NSDAP in gothic lettering and above is the SA roundel, as found on the SA dagger grip. Stialised SA with a twin circle. Both deeply stamped into the leather. On the belt loop side of the pouch there is a small makers stamp EG Launer GMBH and dated 1940. Front of lid is deeply stamped with the letter 'S'. Nothing inside, but a great piece of SA equipment. In very good condition indeed.
SA shoulder boards. SA Shoulder straps. Pair of shoulder straps for SA-Sturmann to SA-Haupttruppfuhrer from SA Foot units including the SA-Standarten ' Feldherrnhalle '. Straps of the sew in type with both having RZM labels to the reverse. Both in good condition with some minor marking and wear.
SA Wehrmannschaft Buckle. Late war ( introduced in 1943 ), SA Wehrmannschaft belt buckle. Manufactured in die-struck aluminium with maker marks RZM M4/22 for CT Dicke, the only manufacturer of these buckles. The SA Wehrmannschaft were an armed and active SA field unit that saw action against partisans. This example is in clearly used condition with scratches and rubbing to highlights. Scarce original buckle.
Saaz 1933 Daybadge. Die-stamped, pinback day badge for 3.Verbandsturnfest Saaz 1933. Manufacturer marked to the reverse. Good condition.
SAS Officer's Bullion Wing. Superb SAS wing in bullion for probable use on the no.1 Dress or Mess uniform. Rich bullion silver wire wings with highlights picked out with thread centring on a parachute in gold wire all in high relief on black wool. Bullion thread has toned deeply to wings giving a pleasing appearance. Black cotton padding to reverse retaining central padded core with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Glue to reverse from previous mounting. A highly attractive set of high quality wings .
SAS POUCH, AMMUNITION, 1958 Pattern, Self loading rifle. The SAS Regiment developed a series of personalised items of webbing to supplement and augment existing kit issues. This addition to the belt order was officially noted as Stores Ref. CN 8465-99-130-0247 POUCH, AMMUNITION, 1958 Pattern, Self loading rifle and this particular example is marked thus along with a manufacture date of 1979 by MECO. This example in good used condition, clearly named to a trooper.
Scewback EKI. Good example of a screwback Iron Cross 1st Class by Souval. Three piece construction with some very minor spidering beneath the black finish of the core and a clearly marked screwback disc (L/58 indicating manufacture by Souval). Retaining spike to rear of top arm and lightly patinated to obverse and reverse. A good example of a wartime, screwback EKI.
Scots Guards Officer's Star. Excellent quality officers silver / gilt and enamel cap star,with two loops to reverse with makers details for ' Ludlow London ' . Crisply cut Star of the Order of the Thistle with gilt and enamel centre.
Seaborne Observer Corps Shoulder title. Printed Seaborne shoulder title as worn by R.O.C. Observers aboard ships. In 1944, during preparations for the invasion of France, a request for volunteers from within the ranks of the ROC produced 1,094 highly qualified candidates, from which 796 were selected to perform aircraft recognition duties as Seaborne Observers. The Seaborne Observers assumed control of each ship's anti aircraft batteries with the intention of reducing the previously high incidence of friendly fire, between allied vessels, a function in which they were highly adept. Good condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon.
Sectioned No.75 Hawkins Grenade. An officially sectioned Grenade,hand,No.75,A.T.Mk.1. Introduced in 1942 and designed primarily used as an anti-tank mine this particular example was manufactured in Jan.1943. Containing either Ammonal or Nobels 704 the grenade was intiated by pressure onto the striker plate breaking the capsules of the No.27 igniter and detonating the explosive. This example has been sectioned and filled with a composition to represent the explosive and repainted complete with markings. This item was obtained directly from an EOD source. INERT
SET OF BRITISH MILITARY HEADPHONES FOUND IN FRANCE. These are British WW2 bakelite headphones, found in a butchers shop attic in France. Marked on each ear piece DLR No2 S. They were found along with the German Wehrmacht market cable reel listed separately. In the attic of a butchers shop is Seguret, France. Original piece of cable attached. No idea if in working order, but looks as though they could be.
Sherwood Foresters Soldier's Small Book. Soldier's Small Book to 5827 Pte.Alfred, John Foster, Sherwood Foresters. Foster, a native of South Africa enlisted in South Africa and went on to serve in the Boer War with subsequent postings to Malta, China and Singapore. He was wounded in the leg in June 1900 at Schwartzkop and went onto be awarded the QSA with four clasps. Good original condition with numerous entries would reward further research.
Shooting to Live - W.E.Fairbairn & E.A.Sykes. Published in 1942 as a companion to his better known work ' All in Fighting ', W.E.Fairbairn combined with E.A.Sykes to outline handgun use. Much of the methodology was unorthodox and gleaned from experience in the Shanghai police and was thus of far more use than the received teachings of the military. This experience was passed by Fairbairn to numerous military groups from the Home Guard to SOE. 96pgs with b/w sketches and diagrams, complete with d/w which has merging and a tear to spine. Uncommon.
Short History of 7th Armoured Division. 1945 ed.A Short History of 7th Armoured Division June 1943 - July 1945. With a foreword by Montgomery and compiled by officers of the division this 171pg history starts with the Desert Rats in Scicily and follows their campaigns from Normandy to Berlin. Illustrated with b/w photographs and maps. In good clean condition, but as with most examples with a fragile spine.
Short History of the Royal Tank Corps - POW interest. 139pg \'Short History of the Royal Tank Corps\' named and numbered to 855278 Tpr.C.A.Hall 3rd Bn. RTR. Tpr.Hall was captured and held as a POW at Stalag XXID Posen and was freed in March 1945. Hall came from Woodmansterne in Surrey. The history is illustrated with b/w plates and has detailed appendices and is presented in diary format and runs until 1925. In reasonable conditionwith slightly grubby boards with chipped edges and spine. Contents clean and tight. Tpr. Hall\'s number stencilled to front cover.
Shropshire Yeomanry B.D. Blouse. Large size B.D.Blouse to the Shropshire Yeomanry as part of 6 Army Group Royal Artillery, Eighth Army. This B.D. was probably worn by a member of either 75 or 76 Regiment R.A. which were made from the Shropshire Yeomanry when they were dismounted and became Artillery. The size 14 B.D. blouse 1939 ( ? ) dated features a tailored open collar with locally made, probably Italian, insignia with Shropshire Yeomanry titles, 6 AGRA, war service chevrons and artificer or fitter trade patch to r/h sleeve and 8th Army and good conduct chevron to l/h sleeve. Medal ribbons to left breast indicate service in Africa and Italy, the main area of operations for the two regiments. In excellent condition with lifting of stitching to one s/title.
Signal Training Pamphlet No.8 - inc section on pigeons. 1942 \' Signal Training ( All Arms ) Pamphlet No.8 Signal Office Working \'. 32 pg pamphlet, whilst not the most exciting of titles it contains a section on pigeons, their care, storage and use and a section on parachute forces use. Good, used condition with some marking to covers, clean contents.
Signed Photographic Portrait of Lord Cornwallis. Photographic portrait, 21 x 28cms of Colonel Wykeham Stanley Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis KCVO, KBE, MC. Educated at Eton and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst he served with the Royal Scots Greys on the general staff in France and Flanders. He was wounded and awarded the Military Cross. He was later Honorary Colonel of Thames and Medway Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery. Keen on cricket, he played the First-class cricket for Kent between 1919 and 1926. He succeeded his father in the barony in 1935 and was Chairman of the Kent County Council between 1935 and 1936. Good clear image mounted on board signed in ink to mount. Crease to r/h corner.
Silenced Sterling SMG user handbook. 1974ed \'User Handbook Sterling Patchett Silenced Sub-Machine Gun 9mm Mk.5\' 26pg handbook printed on spiral .bound, laminated card by the Sterling Armament Co, Essex. Complete with expanded views of the gun and silencer and thorough instructions for the gun adopted by British special forces as the SMG 9mm L.34.A1. In excellent condition.
Silver Army Air Corps Capbadge. Solid silver Army Air Corps badge as worn by glider pilots officers. Although not marked this exampe has been tested and is of a high grade silver. Excellent, crisp striking with particularly fine detail. An excellent example.
Silver Army Air Corps/Glider Pilot Sweetheart . Silver and enamel pin back sweetheart badge for the Army Air Corps/Glider Pilot Regt. Marked silver to the reverse and in bright, clean condition.
Silver DJ Proficiency badge. Silver grade Leistungsabzeichen des Deutschen Jungvolks. Polished alloy pinback badge, numbered to the reverse patinated overall, good condition.
SILVER INFANTRY ASSUALT BADGE. A very good example of the later produced Infantry Assault badge, in silver grey metal tombac. Very good detail with 85% of the silver wash finish still present to the front. Rear detail slightly convex with some age bubbling to one side at the top edge. Hinge crimped into top fitting and nice pin and hook. 100% original.
Silver RAF ladies compact by Gieves. Superb silver and enamel ladies compact by Gieves of London in it's original Gieves box. Approx 50mm, hallmarked silver, approx 70gms ( Birmingham 1928/29 ) compact featuring superb enamelling to lid which is surmounted by a highly detailed silver and enamel wing. Interior has mirror to lid and has it's original, unopened contents. An exquisite, undamaged example which is unlikely to be bettered.
Silver wound badge and packet. A Silver Wound Badge for one or two wounds, being a maker marked 100 example, with the 100 mark being found to the base of the hook. The hook as is usual for 100, is countersunk in and the hinge is cast in to the main construction of the badge. The 100 mark was used by Rudolf Wachtler und Lange, Mittwaida i.Sa, whose address is to be found on the rear of the paper packet The badge retains much of it\'s original silvered finish and is probably a mid-war example with the packet being in good condition with some creasing and minor rips. Very nice to find in this quality and condition.
SINGLE MINIATURE STICKPIN THIRD REICH EASTERN FRONT MEDAL. A super larger stickpin, about 9mm across, depicting the Easter Front award. In near mint condition, black background with grey metal edges. Nice twisted pin. I have two of these only. Priced each.
SMALL COLLECTION OF BRING BACK SOUVENIRS. 5 interesting items bought back by a local (to me!) infantry soldier. He had more stuff (so he remembers) but this is all he can find now. Consists of two visor cap cockades, one for an army visor and one for a Luftwaffe visor, a sew in epaulette for a cavalry Unteroffizier, and 2 period German black and white pictures of troops near a railway, both marked on the back 'Belgium souvenir Sept 1944'. All in good condition. One pin missing from Luft cockade.
SMALL PIN-BACK LUFWAFFE LAPEL EAGLE. Small Luftwaffe eagle with pin back for womens or civilan wear. Great detail in grey zinc. Ideal display eagle with other Luftwaffe items.
SMALL SIZE DJ MEMBERSHIP PIN BADGE. Alloy badge for membership of the DJ. This is the smaller/miniature size in excellent condition, with pin-back. Grey alloy finish with burnished highlights.
SMALL THIRD REICH SILVER NAVY BUCKLE FOR ADMIN BELT. Last piece from the German family. This is quite a rare buckle. A silvered brass naval administration buckle for the everyday moire belt. This is worn on the thinner dark blue moire fabric belt for officers and midshipmen. Buckle is a brass base but heavily silver plated. Great detail and in lovely condition. Reverse has possibly the original stock number and price 2.15 rm, so looks like to have never been worn and came straight out of the stores or shop.(shown with a large buckle for size comparison)
SMALL WW1 PERIOD 'TRENCH BUGLE' ? Bought with other personal pieces from WW1. This is a super little brass bugle, which I was told was carried by this Officer and used in the trenches. No markings anywhere, but it's a cute small size, about half the size of a normal bugle. Looks to be a WW1 period hunting horn possibly, but a nice piece of memorabilia. (medal not included, size comparison!)
SMALLER THIRD REICH NAVY BRASS BUCKLE FOR MOIRE BELT. This buckle was for the black/dark blue moire belt worn every day by officers and midshipmen is the Third Reich navy. A much smaller buckle than the parade belt size.(shown in one picture with larger buckle for comparison) Still depicted the same anchor with rope and Laurel leaves. In near perfect condition with nearly 100% of the fire gilt over a brass base. The buckle is still complete with the secondary small claw slide that attached to the moire belt. Another great display item with a navy collection.
Smock Camouflage - 10 Para. An example of the last incarnation of the Denison smock - The Smock Camouflage 840599973. This example a size 2, worn by a member of 10 para whose badges appear on both arms along with jump wings. Working full length zip, all poppers, closures , tail etc present and working . Good, clean condition with clear colouration, slightly faded label, and some wear to knitted cuffs. An excellent example.
SOE ' Tyre Slasher ' Folding Knife. ' Knives, Dagger Jack, D.B. ' as per the S.O.1 Descriptive catalogue. These distinctive folding knives with their single blade and their small hook-shaped additional tyre-slashing blade which was specially designed to cut rubber. A good example with intact grips although the unmarked blade has been sharpened giving a straight profile rather than the upswept cutting edge as issued. Priced to reflect this.
SOE A.C.,Delay Ampoules. A full boxed set of acetone ampoules for use with the British Limpet mine. The acetone ampoules contain differing strengths of acetone which when inserted into the A.C. Delay and crushed, ate through a celluloid washer which retained a striker. The differing rates of dissolving the celluloid washer dictated the length of delay, an orange ampoule for instance, giving a 7.5hr delay. Release of the striker intiated the Limpet. Ampoules contained in their original waxed card box, all ampoules intact but have some settlement of their colour stains. Uncommon item of SOE/Special forces equipment.
SOE A.C.,Delay Fuze and Ampoules. Fuze, Delay Action, A.C.,Mk1A (A.C.Delay) with a full boxed set of acetone ampoules. British Mk1A A.C. Delay for use with the Limpet mine. The acetone ampoules contain differing strengths of acetone which when inserted into the A.C. Delay and crushed, ate through a celluloid washer which retained a striker. The differing rates of dissolving the celluloid washer dictated the length of delay, an orange ampoule for instance, giving a 7.5hr delay. Release of the striker intiated the Limpet. This example in very good condition retaining approx.50% of it\'s original grey paint but with no striker. Acetone ampoules contained in their original waxed card box, all ampoules intact but have some settlement of their colour stains. Uncommon item of SOE/Special forces equipment.
SOE Crimping Tool, Type 6. Unissued SOE Crimping Tool, Type 6 , used for providing a double waterproof crimp for the No.8 or No.27 detonator used for intiating explosive charges. In excellent condition, still wrapped in the preservative cellophane and original wax paper. Three available , unwrapped example shown for comparison.
SOE/OSS Spring Cosh. A good example of the spring cosh made for the OSS and SOE. 18.5cms long when closed and 43cms extended with a contemporary paracord lanyard. A little over 8000 coshes were manufactured by the Timms Spring Co. of Ohio of which 1000 were delivered to the British Ministry of Supply. This example in good operable condition with some minor wear and scratches and toned overall.
Soldatenbund e.V breast eagle. Impressive pin back breast emblem for the Soldatenbund e.V or Soldiers League. Impressed white metal with stout pin fitting marked \'Ges Gesch\' to reverse. Some rubbing to high points but most frosting remains. Introduced in 1936 it was superceded by an altered design in 1939. Unusual and uncommon.
South Wales Borderers O/Rs post 1901 helmet plate. A good die stamped brass example of an other rank\'s post 1901 helmet plate to the South Wales Borderers. Universal crowned star pattern with a SWB centre. Lugs to star modified but present, three lug fixing to centre. Lightly patinated overall with some traces of gilt to centre and reverse. [
Southern Provinces Mounted Rifles F.S.Cap Pre-War F.S. Cap for a member of the S.P.M.R. or Southern Provinces Mounted Rifles.As part of the AFI Auxiliary Forces India "Cavalry Units". Headquartered in Madras the S.P.M.R. were regarded as an elite unit, the private regiment of the plantation owners, they were to be disbanded in 1947. Dark green woollen body with a cast white metal S.P.M.R. cap badge and white matching buttons. Size 7 1/8 lined in black cotton with a white light wool sweatband. In good condition with evidence of the badge being contemporaneously moved 1 1/2" to the right , presumably the correct position. Uncommon.
Souvenir China Tank Model. China model tank by Grafton China. Registered design featuring a MkI male tank with rear steering wheels based on ' HMS Donner Blitzen ' a ' British Tank as first used by British troops at the Battle of the Ancre Sep.1916 '. The model also features the crest of Worthing. Popular souvenir of the period in good undamaged condition with rubbing to gilding
Souvenir China Tank Model. China model tank by Grafton China. Registered design featuring a MkI Female tank with rear steering wheels based on ' H.M.Landship Creme de Menthe '. The model also features the crest of Sunningdale. Popular souvenir of the period in excellent, undamaged condition with a firing flaw to the underside of the wheels.
Souvenired Wehrmacht Belt and K98 Bayonet. Genuine Normandy souvenir acquired directly from veteran's family .Wehrmacht belt with a tabbed, steel buckle by ' Dr Franke & Co ' dated 1941 with a similarly dated and marked tab with separate load attachment ring. Buckle worn with some vestigial paint to obverse but with most finish remaining to reverse. Also with attached frog and bayonet, in this case a 1941 dated example by Herder & Sohn with a non-matching numbered scabbard by E.Packe & Sohn but clearly having been together for most of their existence. Bayonet shows clear signs of use with extensive sharpening, scabbard has had tip removed and now appears to be plugged by dried soil.
Special Forces Signals Congratulatory Card. Large size card entitled ' Special Force Signals ' and carrying a photo and a congratulatory paragraph to the interior. This card was sent to many of the SOE and Special Forces radio ops on behalf of Brigadier F.W.Nicholls Chief Signals Officer SOE. Good, overall condition with minor marks and creasing.
SPITFIRE 22 &24 PILOT'S NOTES PAPERBACK BOOKLET. printeed by Air Data Publications in Lancashire, this is the pilot's small handbook for the 22/24 Spitfire. Mk 22 was introduced in 1945 and the 24 in 1946. This publication is hand dated inside as 1950 but were declared obsolete in 1955. Good condition with lots of information and pull out drawings etc.
Spitfire Pilot's Notes Mk 22 & 24. Official 1947ed of 'Pilot's Notes for Spitfire 22 & 24'. 40 page booklet with card covers running through the salient information required for flying these particular marques of Spitfire. B/W illustrations and diagrams including gatefold photographs of cokpits and aircraft systems. In excellent, clean condition with very minor fading and creasing to boards.
Spitfire Pilot\'s Notes. Official 1947ed of \'Pilot\'s Notes for Spitfire IX, XI, XVI\'. 42 page booklet with card covers running through the salient information required for flying these particular marques of Spitfire. B/W illustrations and diagrams including gatefold photographs of cokpits and aircraft systems. In excellent, clean condition with very minor fading to boards.
SS OFFICERS FULL ARMBAND-REMOVED FROM TUNIC. This is a very nice, classic construction SS officers armband in red wool. Has typical 3 piece construction with the black swastika in moire fabric tape stitched to the white circle, which again is stitched to the red wool base. Nice clean colours, no fraying or damage. There is one small moth hole to the reverse in the corner, it does not notice. There is evidence of a paper label being stuck to the reverse, but this is now gone leaving the adhesive residue. You can see where the armband was stitched to a tunic around the edge, and then seems to have been cut off cleanly along/beside the seam. A very nice, ORIGINAL armband that will display well.
SS PARTY ARMBAND WITH ORIGINAL SS RZM LABEL-MINT. These armbands are definately quite rare, Tom Wittmann has one or two similar on his site. This is a perfect condition, hight quality wool construction , 3 piece party type armband. However, it was issued and worn by SS personel. Does not have the twin black lines on the Waffen SS or Algemine SS type armbands, but has a great SS RZM paper issue label on the inside!! There are many pictures of SS personel wearing party type armbands, and this is obviously one of these. It\'s never been issued or worn and the armband is open at the back as it\'s never been stiched together to form a \'loop\'. A great opportunity to obtain a rare armband in mint, unissued condition.
SS-Polizei Division shoulder board. Sew-in type, shoulder board for the rank of SS Oberscharfuhrer with grass green waffenfarbe, probably indicating a member of a rifle regiment of the SS-Polizei Division although by the end of the war this colour also included mountain troops. In excellent condition with small areas of oxidisation of the tresse and moderate evidence of moth but with no significant damage. Moth free.
Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf POW Photograph Grouping. A large number of photographs ( 50+ ) pertaining to Sgt.R.G.Peat, POW No.9625 of Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf. Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf was a large, German prisoner of war camp, later renumbered Stalag 344. It was located near the small town of Lamsdorf (now called Lambinowice, in Poland) in what was then known as Upper Silesia. 100,000 Allied POWs passed through the camp during the war and It is believed Peat was one of the 1000 or more RAF NCOs transferred from Sagan in 1943 although this has to be confirmed. 16 of the studies appear to have been taken in the camp and the other views are of home and family, they all bear a Stalag VIIIB stamp or a ' gepruft ' stamp to the reverse indicating that they have been inspected by the camp authorities. Good, clean condition and a grouping that would reward further research.
State Service Armband-BEVO A good example of the yellow cotton armband for civilian state service. These are impressive looking armbands with a large black eagle and swastika in bevo, on yellow with a Wuppertal work service stamp to one corner, slightly grubby but good, used condition.
SUPER GROUP OF 5 THIRD REICH COURT-'FRAKSPANGE' MOUNTED-RARE. This is a very nice, but most unusual court mounted group of 5 medals. Consisting of the EK2, War Merit with swords, Russian Front, 4 year Long Service, 12 year long service in gold. All the medals are in great condition and beautifully mounted on a red backing. The strange thing is they are mounted in 'REVERSE' ie, from right to left, instead of the normal left to right and at a slight angle. I have been reliably informed that this configuration is called "Frackspange", and was for wear on a Mess dress jacket or CIVILIAN TUXEDO, hence the strange angle!. A really stunning looking group, and Third Reich groups are difficult to find like this. The reverse had a makers label sewn to the red fabric, but that has been cut out.
SUPER QUALITY SILVER TANK BADGE-HOLLOW BACK. A really nice quality example of the silver tank badge. Has 100% crisp detail, and 100% heavily silver plated finish. Reverse has the smooth/holow back finish with good quality catch and pin. This is not maker marked. Heavy than standard \'tombac\' type badges. Nice item.
SUPERB QUALITY SOLID LUFTWAFFE CAP/HAT/KEPI EAGLE. Whilst most of these eagles are quite thin and stamped out of metal. This is a superb quality Luftwaffe eagle for a vistor cap or kepi or similar. fantastic casting detail it's very well made indeed and is quite thick and heavy. Made in alloy it is complete with the two affixing PINS, not flat bars or similar. It has a well known makers mark of FLL in little circles. They made a vast array of Third Reich award badges etc. A great little eagle. Visor cap? Or something else?
SUPERB QUALITY THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE. A really solid, beautifully made example of the silver General Assault badge by GODET of Berlin. Great detail to the front with very little wear. Solid back and with a nice bevelled type pin. Hook is a broad type, meant to do the job! Makers mark stamped into the middle of the rear. A fine example of a quality, quite heavy badge.
SUPERB THIRD REICH 6 - MEDAL GROUP. Mounted as worn for a parade tunic, this lovely 6 medal group consists of the following:- Iron Cross 2nd class, War Merit Cross with swords, WW1 War service cross with swords, Third Reich 4 years long service, Hungary silver faithful service medal, Bulgarian gold WW1 service medal. So the recipient of this group saw active service in the First World War, was associated with the Hungarian/Bulgarian conflict, and then saw active service in WW2 and was well decorated. All the medals are nicely mounted with the oriinal ribbons. They have nice age patina.
SUPERB WW1 BRITISH MILITARY ISSUE FOB WATCH NICKEL CASE. This is a lovely watch, and just feels so right when you hold it in your hand. heavy, chunky, extremely well made. Runs prefectly. Made by Henry Williamson Ltd for the British War Dept. Has perfect matching numbers to the face, the side and the revesrse case. 54405F. Here is an extract from the expert military watch site on the internet, it says it all! "The firm of Messrs. Williamson was founded in 1871 by H. Williamson and by 1903 they had factories at Coventy, Salisbury and Buren, Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, called the English Clock and Watch Manufacturers Ltd. Their main offices and showrooms being at 77-79 and later 81, Farringdon Road, London. H.W. Williamson Ltd became part of English Watch and clock Manufacturers Ltd, which was taken over by Smiths ltd. in 1934.Henry Williamson, Ltd. owned a large watch factory in Coventry, England. They manufactured various American style movements, most of which appear to have been three quarter plate. During WWI (1914-1918) Williamson provided a large number of 18 size, open faced, 7 jewel watches to the British Government. They also provided 8 day aviation time pieces to the Admiralty and the Royal Flying Corps. Though the movements were made in Coventry, the dials are marked, “H. WILLIAMSON LTD LONDON” in two lines, along with the military issue number under the word, London. The military issue number is found on the dial, on the outside edge of the case body and on the outside of the back cover under a broad arrow. This issue number is not the same as the movement serial number or the case maker’s number found inside these watches. The majority of Williamson military pocket watches were in British made nickel Dennison cases."
Switch No.1,Pull,Mark I. British pull switch No.1, Mk.1, another of the series of booby trap switches in use by special forces. Clearly marked MD.1 13 to top of barrel and complete with it's percussion cap holder. Fully strippable and in excellent working condition. INERT
Switch No.10 Time Pencil INERT Switch No.10, Time Pencil. Widely used by SOE and special forces this delay action fuze was used in conjunction with a detonator or Bickford cord to set off explosives. This example has a whitesafety strip indicating an approx. 1hr delay. The pencil was initiated by crushing the copper tube that shrouds a glass ampuole containing corrosive liquid. In good overall condition. INERT
Switch No.3,Release,Mark I booby trap switch. This British booby trap switch was designed to fire on release of pressure. It was designed so that it could be inconspicuously placed under crates, packages or other suitable items. This example is in good condition with probable repaint with some minor pitting to some areas. Acceptance stamp to the interior ' M.D.1 25 '. Comes complete with original setting/safety pin. INERT
Switch No.5, Pressure Booby trap switch. This British booby trap switch was designed to fire on application of pressure. It was often deployed for destruction of railways and rolling stock being placed in the ballast under the rail, when a locomotive passes, this depresses the extension rod initiating the attached charge. In good condition with the often missing extension rod. INERT
Switch No.9,Mk.I ' L Delay ' Instructional leaflet. 1944 Instructional leaflet for the Switch No.9,Mk.I or ' L Delay '. This leaflet was published by ' M.D.1 ' the originators of the L Delay that was in common usage within SOE and other Special forces. The leaflet was packed in the tin that contained the L Delays and gives an exploded view and a table of delays and other instructional details. In good, lightly stained condition. Scarce.
Switch, No.12 Mk.I ( Anti-Lift ) Instructional Leaflet. 1944 Instructional leaflet for the Switch No.12,Mk.I (Anti-Lift) This leaflet was published by ' M.D.1 ' the originators of many of the booby trap device that were in common usage within SOE and other special forces. The leaflet was packed in the tin that contained the Switches and gives an exploded view and other instructional details. In good, lightly stained condition with rusting to staples. Scarce.
Sword Bayonet Patt.03 with Volunteer/commercial scabbard. Sword Bayonet Pattern 03 manufacturered by Sanderson, Sheffield with the so-called volunteer or commercial pattern scabbard. Bayonet in bright, clean condition with some very light pitting and staining, inspection mark to top of blade and manufacturer marking to ricasso. Wooden bodied scabbard with leather covering with failing of stitching for 75mm from tip, otherwise in good condition.
Tag der Deutschen Polizei - Winter Relief fund badges. 5 x alloy pin back badges in the form of miniature road signs. These were given out for contributions to the Winter Relief Fund held on 15/16 Feb 1941 ' Day of the German Police '. Good, clean condition with manufacturer markings to the reverse.
Tank Corps Silver Sweetheart badge. Enamel and silver, Tank Corps pinback sweetheart badge. Clean, bright condition stamped ' silver ' to reverse.
TENO MEMEBERS WORK ARMBAND. Nice looking armband in white cotton with the TENO emblem applied in BEVO style through the fabric. Has a little age speckling due to storage. Ges Getch embroydered through the jointing hem.
Territorial Army Nursing Service, Insignia Grouping. British Territorial Army Nursing Service tippet badge and collar badges. Full size TANS unmarked silver medal on original ribbon with replaced suspension accompanied by two silver and gilt collar badges. Good, used condition, toned overall.
Territorial Force Nursing Service Cape Badge. Silver TFNS Cape badge by Gaunt, London. Instituted in 1907 and used until 1921 when the service was renamed the TANS. Worn on the right breast of the ward dress for commissioned nurses. Good overall condition with original ribbon and mount.
The " Metropolitan " Double Whistle - ' torpedo boat whistle.' Double ended ' Metropolitan ' whistle by J.Hudson, B'ham an example of the so called ' torpedo boat whistle '. Nickelled brass construction with a lanyard ring braised onto the body of the whistle with manufacturer's details to body and patent mark to mouthpiece. Good, clean condition
The 51st Highland Division. 1953ed \'The History of the 51st Highland Division 1939-45\' by J.B.Salmond. 287pgs dealing with the Division\'s history from the Fall of France, through the Desert campaigns to the Normandy invasion and the advance into Germany. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, maps and sketches. Good clean condition with original d/w.
THE BEST 1st PATTN. FS KNIFE I HAVE OWNED! This has taken me 3 months to track down after being offered it in January this year. Directly from the 60 year old son of the veteran, and still wrapped in the old wall paper where it was kept in a drawer. It is my opinion that it has never been used (as it seems most 1st FS knifes were not also). All the nickel fittings are absolutely beautiful. Chequered grip, crossguard etc etc. The mid-brown leather scabbard is in un-blemished condition, a lovely colour and very supple. No marks!! Nickel lower scabbard chape has staple fixing. The two leather sew-on wings are not present on the reverse of the scabbard, and look to have never been there. Quite common. Scabbard belt loop is perfect and the leather retaining top loop is perfect too. The snap clip button is by Newey and is 100%. THE BLADE......is still covered in places with the old protective grease, but is 100% original and retains all the original plating. It has not been touched or sharpened!!! Of course the riccasso has the wonderful etched panels both sides. ' The FS Fighting knife' and 'Wilkinson sword and Co ltd'. An absolutely classic and now terribly rare fighting knife in wonderful condition.
The Book of the WAAF 1942ed.80pg paperback booklet \'The Book of the WAAF - a practical guide to the Women\'s Branch of the RAF\' outlining life in the WAAF, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and some colour plates. In good condition with some creasing, minor tears and marking.
The Desert Rats. 1954ed \'The Desert Rats - the History of the 7th Armoured Division 1938 to 1945\' by Mgr.Gen.G.L.Verney. 312pg, illustrated account of the Division from the Desert through Normandy to Berlin. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, order of battle and other appendices. In good, clean condition, removed bookplate from fep and some marks to covers. POSTFREE within UK
The Fifth Leicestershire - 1/5th Btn. 1914 - 1919 History. 1919 1st ed. 379pgs ' The Fifth Leicestershire. A Record of the 1/5th Battalion the Leicestershire Regt., T.F. during the war 1914-1919 '. B/w illustrations, maps, illustrations and honours. Detailed history with illustrated boards, spine strengthened with plastic covering. Good example.
The Grenadier Guards 1939-1945. 1946 1st ed. ' The Grenadier Guards 1939-1945 ' pub. Gale & Polden. 79pgs with fold-out maps, diagrams and b/w photographs covering the history of the Regiment's operations in France, Tunisia, Italy and N/W Europe as infantry and armoured battalions. Used condition, creased and cracked spine but clean content.
The Hawke Battalion by Jerrold Douglas The Hawke Battalion Some Personal Records of Four Years 1914 1918 by Jerrold Douglas.1st ed 1925, 240pgs inc. b/w illustrations, fold-out maps.Gallipoli and Western Front with 63rd RN Div. Jerrold, also the divisional historian, served with the Hawke Battalion. Good, clean tight edition with some light foxing and marking to boards.
The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 17th,18th,19th, and 20th Batn (Liverpool Pals ) Cap Badge. Silver cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Hallmarked 1914 London and maker marked for Elkingtons. Issued by Lord Derby to any man who enlisted before 16th October 1914 in the Pals Battalions of the King's ( Liverpool Regt.) Badge is the crest of Lord Derby. Ref K&K Vol1 1146.
The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1936-1945. 1951 1st ed. ' The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1936-1945 ' edited by Joan Bright OBE , Pub. Gale & Polden. 359pgs dealing with the Regiment from it's mechanisation through deployment and evacuation in France , North Africa and Italy. Extensive maps and sketches with b/w illustrations and equally extensive appendices with rolls, honours and citations. Good, clean condition with some marking to boards.
The Pill-Boxes of Flanders. 1933 1st ed. ' The Pill-Boxes of Flanders.' by Col.EG.L.Thurlow D.S.O. Produced by the British Legion as a general guide to the remaining pillboxes on the Salient as part of the increasingly popular battlefield pilgrimages. Illustrated with b/w photographs, maps and sketches, each chapter highlights a part of the Ypres battlefield giving directions and a brief history of some of the remaining pillboxes. In good condition, some foxing with creased and marked card covers.
The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in WWII. 1951ed. \'The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the Second World War\' by Sir Frank Fox pub. Gale & Polden. 204pgs dealing with the units\' service from Dunkirk, the Desert and finally Italy. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, maps and sketches with comprehensive appendices, roll of honour and awards. Excellent, clean condition with mark to rear boards.
The Story of 79 Armoured Division. 1945 ed. 314pg ' Story of 79 Armoured Division '. Originally a restricted publication, this history tells the story of Hobart's ' Funnies ,' the series of modified tanks designed to take on the specific armoured tasks thrown up by the Invasion of Europe. Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps ' the Story..' follows the Division from it's inception to disbandment in June 1945. In good, clean condition with some minor staining to boards, dust wrapper has some minor damage with some tears, chips etc.
The Welsh Regt Caricature. Well executed caricature study of an officer in the Welch Regt by the artist Rufus on card . Unfortunately nothing further is known of the artist other than his obvious abilities and minimalist style. Good condition with some minor creasing.
THIRD REICH 1936 OLYMPIC SOUVENIR BOOK GROUP of 10 items. A quite historic book, newspaper and magazine groupling from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. All acquired from the same source in Germany, these have lain undescovered in a house fir the past 40 years. There are 3 different copies of the Olympic daily newspaper Olympia Zeitung. The weekly magazine Die Woche dedicated to the Olympic week. One copy of the souvenir book Olympia 1936. This was used to collect stick in cards purchased with cigarettes. This book is COMPLETE. Another totally mint and empty book along with unopened packets of the original photos to stick in! Quite a unique group.
THIRD REICH 25 YEAR FAITHFUL SERVICE AWARD MINT IN RED ISSUE BOX. All officials, employees, and laborers at any level of the public service (local, regional or national) who complete 25 or 40 years service were eligible. The second class award was for 25 years of service was a silver cross, with a silver wreath and a black enameled swastika in the center of the cross. mEDAL IS IN MINT CONDITION with all silver frosting. Box is also perfect witt red interior. Makers mark label to inside lid.
THIRD REICH 25 YEAR FAITHFUL SERVICE CROSS-MINT! A German Civilian 25 Year Faithful Service Cross in MINT condition. The cross has no enamel damage and retains all of its original frosted and burnished finish. The cross is complete with its original ribbon of blue watered silk and it's fixing pin to the reverse. Very nice to find like this.
THIRD REICH ARMY (?) TYPE BREAST EAGLE. Grey cotton eagle embroydered ont a dark green background. Has been on a tunic. two small patches of moth nip. Otherwise a good example of an earlier type non-bevo eagle.
Third Reich Army Signals Enlisted Man's/NCO's Visor Cap. Early, 1935 dated OR's/NCO's visor cap piped in corn flower blue for use by medical personnel. Manufactured to the 1934 modified standards and is an interim shape between a Tellerform and a saucer shape with a field grey cloth cap band. Matching quality ,early, silvered or neu silber cockade and eagle with the eagle becoming patinated. Standard patent leather chin strap with rounded edged rectangular buckles. The main body of the interior is lined in tan glazed cotton with the central celluloid lozenge being virtually complete with a central split and the size 59 stamped underneath. Intact leather sweat band with indistinct manufacturer's details and date to reverse. Good, overall, untouched condition with some minor moth nips to top ( largest 1.5mm ) and three to body with only one visible without lifting crown.
THIRD REICH CIGARETTE OR CURIO BOX-DAGGER RELATED. Not really sure how to describe this, bit it is a great little item. I think it's a cigarette box, but could also be for a number of things. Quite small, 4"x4" squre, just big enough for war-time cigarettes. Silver plated over tin? The lid of the box has a super cast sprig of oakleaves with a 1st Pattern Luftwaffe dagger as part of the casting!! Very neat. It is made beautifully and was perhaps a desk cigarette case for a Luftwaffe officer etc. Never see one like it. Interior in lined with wood. Beautifully made, and would excellent with a Luftwaffe collection.
Third Reich D.D.A.C. Vehicle Pennant. Heavy canvas, two piece printed pennant for the D.D.A.C. ( Der Deutsche Automobil-Club ). The D.D.A.C. was a party-controlled auto club organisation that was founded in 1933 to establish control over all the various national car associations that existed in Germany at that time. 35cms from side to tip. Good, used condition, has been folded.
Third Reich Diplomatic Cap Eagle. Die stamped white metal national emblem for wear on the visor cap worn by low ranking diplomatic officials of the Third Reich. Fine detailing to eagle which originally had an overall silvered wash which has been largely worn away from all high points, double pins present to reverse. Uncommon.
THIRD REICH FIRE POLICE SIDE CAP/OVERSEAS CAP. Samll size in dark blue wool with red piping. This is the side cap worn by most Fire Depts. Has the standard bevo Police badge machine stiched to the front. No moth or damage. Would look excellent with a Fire/Police collection especially next to one of the fire police parade sidearm bayonets.
THIRD REICH FORESTRY OFFICERS PARADE BELT AND BUCKLE. One of the nicest looking ceremonial belts worn by the FORESTRY SERVICE. Very ornate. Belt is in silver bullion with twin green stripes running paralell. The belt is backed with green wool material. Both belt slides are in place. Female part of the buckle is sewn into the end fabric. Buckle and the other keeper are in beautifully cast brushed aluminium. The Forestry eagle is surrounded in an oval by oakleaves. There is a green wool tab attached to the belt claw end.
THIRD REICH FUNERAL SASH BOW WITH SWASTIKA ETC. This is a part of the very long named red sash that was used to adorn the wreaths of notable people. Politicians, war heroes etc etc. There was a long nmed sach that went over, and a couple of these watered red silk bows that were pinned to the bottom. Double sided red watered silf. They have silk cream circles with black moire ribbon swastikas in the middle. In good condition, although the cream silk is cracking with age. good display item.
THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 1st CLASS. VERY NICE. MARKED. A very nice quality EK1 in excellent condition. All original black paint to the iron center and the nickel silver portion has aged nicely. Super smooth tapered pin and hook. Very nice clear maker stamp into bottom of cross. L/54 Schauerte & Hohfeld.
THIRD REICH MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD-INITIAL GRADE. A very nice example of the Third Reich marksmanship lanyard in bullion. Great condition with minor wear. Aluminium badge with crossed swords and Wehrmacht eagle. Reverse has uniform green cloth backing.
THIRD REICH NAVAL (KREIGSMARINE) SIDE CAP/OVERSEAS CAP. A really nice example of the side cap/overseas cap worn by all standard ranks in the German navy. Deep blue wool construction with lovely bevo yellow navy eagle and separate roundel undeneath. Both badge machine stiched onto the cloth. Blue wool has faded a little with age, but there is no damage or moth. Nice blue silk-like lining shows wear, but again no damage. A classic navy side cap.
THIRD REICH NAVY BREAST EAGLE ON WHITE COTTON BACKING. A great blue cotton eagle on white linen/cotton backing. Good condition, a little grubby from age, but not been on a shirt/tunic.
THIRD REICH NAVY BROCADE DRESS BELT/BUCKLE - MINT. It is always good to find a good example of this belt, as so ofter the silver bullion is oxidised and the blue cloth inner is all mothed. This is a superior, MINT example of the navy parade brocade belt and gilt buckle. If you have a navy dagger collection these are a MUST to display with them. The silver bullion belt is perfect. No damage or wear anywhere. The large gilded aluminium buckle is also mint and has a makers mark stamped to the inside as well as a pencil mark '90' which would be for the size (90cm). Depicts a large naval anchor surrounded by laurel leaves. The blue cloth interior is also perfect and the two fold down hooks to attach the navy hangers are in place and work perfectly. NOT TO BE UPGRADED.
THIRD REICH PERIOD-IMPERIAL GERMAN 9mm MEDAL STICKPIN-3 MEDALS. A very high quality Imperial German 9mm triple stickpin. Purchased in Germany, depicts Iron Cross, German Cross of Honour and Black wound badge. These stick pins were for veterans of WW1 and were worn/issued in the 1930's etc. A lovely quality stick pin with an enamelled Iron Cross. Twisted pin and in very good condition.
THIRD REICH POLICE OFFFICERS SHAKO!!! RARE ITEM. I can honestly say I cannot remember the last time I owned a Police OFFICERS shako. They are just so rare to find in this country. They are significantly different from the standard police shake, and you cannot make one out of the other by just adding insignia. They are made differently. This has the black patent leather trip to the top and peak, and a nice green cloth covered main. The large, much deeper Police badge on the front is aluminium with frosted finish. Above it is a BULLION roundel (not the standard metal type) The chin scales are interlinking aluminium and are fastened at the front. Inside is the major difference, the liner is silk and covers the complete interior, similar to Imperial Officers Pickelhaubes. The light tan leather sweatband is affixed around the inside edge. Shake is in near perfect condition, with a few tiny moth nips to the cloth and a small nick to the rear peak leather edge trim. A really rare piece of headgear.
Third Reich Red Cross armband. BEVO. Worn by all members of the Deutche Red Cross on the left sleeve of their grey uniforms. Cream cotton with BEVO lettering and red cross in the center. Has not been sewn to a uniform, and is an open condition. No damage, a little grubby.
THIRD REICH RED CROSS NCO's VISOR CAP. Complete with badges and chin strap, this is the visor cap worn by members of the German Red Cross during WW2. Dove grey wool body with some moth holes etc. Orange cotton liner is complete and it has the original sweatband. In good overall condition and would look good with a Red Cross collection, dagger etc.
THIRD REICH STICK PIN. A very nice double Third Reich stick pin, with the Iron Cross and black wound badge connected together on a nice twisted pin. Very good detail to both and you can clearly see the swastika on both pieces. Tiny!!
THIRD REICH UNKNOWN LEATHER SMALL CASE-HEAVILY MARKED 1939 ETC. A great little leather case for an unknown purpose. Compass? Ranging instrument? Extremely well made and tough. Padded inside to accept somethig round? Waffanampt marked with great small eagle and swastika. Also marked with maker and 1939. There are ink stamps inside, but are very difficult to read. What is it?
THIRD REICH VETERANS ASSOCIATION ARMBAND. This is an unusual armband with BOTH badge of the WW1 Veterans Association applied to the black background. The 'Kyffhäuserbund' was nazified after the Nazi takeover of power in 1933, so both types of membership badges are here, pre and post Third Reich. Black wool background with cotton bevo type badges. Small moth holes to wool background. Rare armband.
THIRD REICH WEHRMACHT/ARMY SHOOTING LANYARD. Awarded for good shooting, this bullion lanyard was worn on the right breast of parade uniform. Twisted bullion 'rope' with bullion shield and a great silver metal Wehrmacht closed eagle shied. Backing is green uniform material.
THIRD RICH ARMBAND AND COTTON PENNANT. A recent direct veterans family purchase. This is a very nice all cotton party armband with intergral 'bevo' woven white disc and swastika. Evidence of being on a SA shirt or similar. In excellent, undamaged condition with good colour etc. It came with a double sided all cotton triangular party pennant. Very well made two sided printed cotton with hem. Would have been flown in a line, or perhaps as this is good quality, this would have been on a stand on its own. A table centre or similar. A nice pair. came in together, so selling together.
THREE THIRD REICH BLACK WOUND BADGES-AS A LOT. Here are 3 black or third class Third Reich wound badges. Two are pressed steel, one is pressed brass. All painted black with various conditions. PRICED AS A LOT FOR ALL THREE.
Timber Trade Roll of Honour - 1914 -18 Small, 12pg, card covered Roll of Honour 1914 - 18 produced by the Timber Trade dedicated to the members of firms or directors of Companies or their near relatives and office staff connected to the timber trade. Good, overall condition, very minor marking.
TINY SWASTIKA STICK PIN FLAGS. Not sure if these were a Party Day in souvenir, or actually used for map markings. Probably for a Party Day and pinned to your lapel after a donation was given. Super little flag with BEVO swastika on black original pin. HAve 2.
TWO-MINT FIRST CLASS WAR MERIT CROSSES-WITH AND WITHOUT SWORDS-SAME MAKER. Here is a good opportunity to buy a couple of mint examples of the Third Reich War Merit Cross, with swords and without. Both of these crosses came from original war time surplus stores and are both marked on the reverse pin with a number 1 for the Deschler & Sohn company. Both crosses have 100% silver plating and are in mint, unissued condition. PRICE IS FOR BOTH CROSSES.
Type D Survival Knife. 1988 British Type D Survival Knife manufactured by J.R.Hopkinson Ltd with date, manufacturer and codes 127-8214 marked to phosphate blade. Contained in issue, leather scabbard dated 1986 and coded 127-8215. Both items in excellent condition with blade showing signs of sharpening and light use.
Type II SA Buckle. Brass and white metal Type II SA belt buckle. Two piece buckle with white metal centre in excellent condition with much original frosting to centre and original lacquer to brass body. Unmarked.
U.S. M-3 Fighting Knife. U.S. M-3 Fighting Knife by Utica contained in an M8 scabbard. Knife in good overall condition with signs of wear and sharpening to blade. Manufacturer marked to cross guard indicating mid to late war production. Scabbard with some rubbing from use, throat marked ' B M Co ' with plastic scabbard marked ' vp ' for Victory Plastics. Age Declaration OVER 18 Only
U.S. Release Fuze M1. Unpainted alloy Release fuze M1 as used by US and special forces. Designed to be intiated by the removal of an object from the latch fuze which in turn would initiate the connected explosive charge. A load of at least 2lbs was required to maintain downward pressure on the latch and this type of fuze was widely used in booby traps. This example in excellent condition. INERT
UNALTERED, ORIGINAL PAINT M16 WW1 GERMAN STEEL HELMET. A text-book helmet being the early M16 type helmet with the plied leather stitched headband. Leather is 100% original and although a little frail, is still all complete. One of the original linen liner 'cushon pads' is still there, the other two are lost to time. Helmet has perhaps 85% of the ORIGINAL green paint to the exterior and more to the interior. There is evidence of an original name written inside and the inside rim is stamped with the size ET64. This is a really good looking totally original M16 helmet, the addition of 2 liner pads and a chinstrap would make a perfect item for your collection. Very hard to find a helmet in this condition after nearly 100 years.
Unissued 3rd Patt F.S.Knife. Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This example looks to have been unissued with even factory sharpened blade still covered in ( now dried ) storage grease. Clean crossguard and grip featuring a ' 1 ' mould mark to the top, some storage marking otherwise clean and undamaged. Scabbard in clean condition with both tabs, slightly stiff with traces of the original leather dressing. Some marking to both front and rear of scabbard where it would appear to have been stored with other 3rd pattern knives which have left their imprint. Elastic retainer still present with some elasticity.
UNISSUED/MINT EASTERN FRONT MEDAL IN PACKET! A lovely example of an unissued Third Reich Russian Front medal with it's brown paper issue packet, as from the factory. Medal itself is very nice with all the finish. It is ring stamped with the number '10'. This is for Foerster & Barth - Pforzheim. Complete with medal ribbon folded as issued. Brown paper packet is in good overall condition, couple of small rubs and tears, but nothing missing. Ink stamped on reverse is same maker Foerster & Barth' etc.
UNISSUED/MINT EASTERN FRONT MEDAL IN PACKET! Eastern front medal with ribbon, in original brown paper packet. Top torn from packet. Maker stamped to the rear of packet.
UNISSUED/MINT EASTERN FRONT MEDAL IN PACKET! Another mint, unissued Eastern Front medal in original paper packet, different maker printed to reverse. Weissmann ?Frankfurt Complete with original length of ribbon.
Unit marked Wehrmacht Buckle. One piece aluminium Wehrmacht buckle with unit marked leather tab. Faintly manufacturer marked tab with unit markings ' 3./N.24 ' probably signals unit. Buckle not maker marked and in good, used condition with light wear to high points with remains of green finish to reverse.
UNKNOWN (NAVY) DOUBLE SIDED CLOTH PENANT. Was purchased with several Kreigsmarine items all from the same veteran source, so we assume this is a harbour or signals penant from the German navy. Extremely well made. Heavy material, double sided with heavy weight leather straps and buckles for attachment. Measures approx 14" square.
UNTOUCHED 'DOME BACK' IRON CROSS FIRST CLASS '3' MAKER. Rescued last week from a bring in at a local antiques market, this is an untouched iron cross first class with 'dome' back. The reverse arm is stamped with the number '3', for the maker WILHELM DEUMER. To the other arm is an initial M in pencil or similar. There is remains of the silver frosting finish to the back of the cross. The cross is slightly domed, and sits quite proud of being flat. Both pin and hook are perfect and not damaged. The front of the cross is uncleaned and has a darker patina to the silver edges. Unfortunately the cross has been exposed to damp at some time and the lower arm with the 1939 date has a little corrosion. The central swastika is also slightly touched by this. I imagine it was stored face down somewhere damp. Certainly does not detract from the cross, as it retains a nice 'salty' look. Good maker, totally untouched, 100% real.
UNTOUCHED, ALL ORIGINAL, 1st Patt. FAIRBURN-SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE I am really happy to offer this untouched, as found, original 1st Pattern FAIRBURN SYKES commando/fighting knife. Never been in a collection before and until last week was kept in a garage in Scotland. The current owner obtained it from the town of Ballachulish in Western Scotland 40 years ago. So has been kept in private hands since the war. Nickle plated, chequered grip and crossguard. Classic 's' shaped crossguard. Blade is in excellent, original shape. Never sharpened or used! Nickle plated with the etched 'Wilkinson Sword' trademark on one side and ' The FS Fighting Knife' on the other. Both etches are 100% clear and in perfect condition. The scabbard is the correct and original 1stPattn type, with nickel bottom chape with single staple to the reverse. Brown leather body is in perfect condition. All 4 leather'sew-on' tabs are present. The brown belt frog is a little cracked with age but still perfectly supple. The top leather loop and popper are all present, but the leather has broken next to the popper (very common). Overall a fantastic example of what is now a rare and highly sort after dagger.
UNTOUCHED-UNCLEANED INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE. R-S. Purchased with the EK1 recently listed, this is an untouched Infantry Assault badge by Robert Souval, and is marked RS on the reverse. A decent, 100% real award, it is complete and undamaged. This is a typical base metal piece where the silver colour has toned very dark, and blended into the metal. It has not been polished to make it look 'better'! Fine, crisp detail to the front of the badge. The reverse retains the excellent pin and original hook. There is some eveidence of the silver finish to the rear. Good looking badge. Leave it as it is!
Unused EKII citations. Unused EKII citations, small size 12cms x 17.5cms. Unissued but prestamped with an ortsgruppe stamp leaving space for name and date of award. In good condition with some marks and foxing. Priced individually.
Uppingham School OTC belt plate. Gilt buckle for wear by Oakham and Uppingham OTC based at Uppingham School in Rutland. Design features the silver seal of the founder of the school, Archdeacon Johnson in which he is depicted as a schoolmaster with his rod of office, surrounded by boys and girls Gilt is fresh with some wear to highpoints and buckle is undamaged. The cut off remains of the original belt attached to one keeper. Uncommon belt buckle.
US 'BOLO' BLADE M 1910 TYPE DATED 1917 FIGHTING KNIFE. This is quite a famous pattern fighting knife. This one profusely marked for the SPRINGFIELD ARMOURY. This is of typical manufacture, has had the grip spring clip removed as per official orders of the time. Wooden carved grips are in good order. Steel fittings throughout. Blade is a massive 'BOLO' type and is in good condition but quite stained. Will definitely clean up with a little effort. Is not rusted or pitted. Marked one side with the flaming ball trademark and letters SA and date of 1917. Reverse side is stamped with US 39510. Has green canvas covered scabbard with brown leather bottom fittings. Reverse of bottom fitting is stamped BRAUER BROS and 1918?? (Indistinct). A great looking WW1 period fighting knife. Not in mint condition, but a good collectable example. I have listed below a copy from one of the forums giving history of these things. " The Model of 1910 bolo was the basis for the Model 1917, with the primary difference being the elimination of the scabbard catch from the Model 1910. 1917 production of the Model 1910 by Springfield started with the bright blade/blued guard and hilt that had been standard, went to a fully dark "war finish" blue, and then at the end left the scabbard catch off. With the beginning of WW1 the demand for bolos let to contracts being issued to Plumb and American Cutlery. Plumb produced the Model 1917, which was a Model 1910 without the scabbard catch and fully dark Parkerized at their Philadelphia plant, but due to Ordnance requirements submitted a simplified version which finally was adopted as the Model 1917 CT with CT standing for Commercial Tolerances. This was a military item, not civilian use. There is no civilian version of this bolo until the KIFFE versions of the 1960s with the plastic grips.
US M3 Fighting Knife in M6 Scabbard. Early, blade marked US M3 fighting knife by Cammilus in leather, 1943 dated M6 scabbard by Milsco. In good, clean, used condition with ordnance mark to pommel and manufacturer marked to blade. Scabbard manufacturer marked and retains leg ties, tin strengthener slightly creased . Owner's details scratched to the reverse although difficult to read. Excellent example.
US M67 Hand Grenade. Scarce 1975 dated ' Grenade Hand Frag Delay, M67 w/Fuze M213 '. complete with original packing tin. This highly uncommon grenade was a development of the M33 which in turn was born from the idea of producing a grenade on the lines of a baseball something most US troops were familiar with throwing. This example in excellent condition with original stencilled markings to body. Old collection mark to bottom of grenade. INERT
US Manual ' Booby Traps '. 1965 US Field Manual FM5-31 ' Booby Traps '. 132pgs, copiously illustrated describing the booby trapping of items as diverse as a mortar bomb to a television. Contains sections on improvisation, the detection and removal of booby traps and extensive coverage of the various traps, time pencils and other devices. In excellent, clean condition with slight marking to covers.
US Pilot's Survival Knife. Unissued example of a survival knife issued to US aircrew in the 1980's/90's. Contained in it's scabbard with sharpening stone, manufacturer marked and dated ( 1984 ) to reverse. Knife manufactured by Camillus of New Jersey in 1984 and in as issued condition with original factory sharpening to blade. Some light marking to scabbard .
US postwar parachute forces magazine cover. Good pictorial magazine cover showing postwar US parachute forces. Magazine is a 1954 edition of Pegasus the in-house magazine of the Fairchild Corporation. In good overall condition. POSTFREE within UK
US Pressure Fuze M1A1. Olive drab painted alloy US Pressure Fuze M1A1. Initiated by a 20lb or larger weight bearing down on the pressure cap this fuze was used with anti-personnel mines and booby traps. A screw on extender (very similar to the German \'S\' mine fuze) was provided for attachment to the pressure plate to make it more effective as an AP weapon. Fully strippable with all safety clips and the extender. INERT
US Pressure Fuze M1A1. Olive drab painted alloy US Pressure Fuze M1A1. Initiated by a 20lb or larger weight bearing down on the pressure cap this fuze was used with anti-personnel mines and booby traps. A screw on extender (very similar to the German 'S' mine fuze) was provided for attachment to the pressure plate to make it more effective as an AP weapon. Fully strippable with all safety clips and the extender. INERT
US Second Carrier Task Force Signal grouping. 1945, 3 x signals/decrypts of messages sent to Commander Second Carrier Task Force Pacific. The first signal, marked SECRET for all USN ships is the order to cease offensive operations against Japanese forces. The second is a congratualtory message from Admiral Nimitz, with the third conveying similar congratualtions from the commander Atlantic. In excellent clean condition, an inportant reminder of the end of the Second World War.
US WW1 102nd Machine Gun Battalion Armband. Silk armband, with printed details ' 102nd Machine Gun Battalion Headquarters Troop '. In good , clean condition with signs of having been fastened with a safety pin. The 102nd Machine Gun Battalion was part of the US 26th Infantry Division and saw service in France in 1918.
US WW2 Converter M-209 cipher machine. A rare opportunity to acquire a mint example of a US M-209 Converter with it's special pouch and all of the accessories including spare tapes, manual, message clips, ink containers, scewdriver and tweezers . The M-209 was a hand operated machine for converting individual letters into or from a cipher using a daily setting. Thus it was possible to encode or decipher a message prior to or when in receipt of a radio message. Whilst operating on broadly similar lines to German Enigma machines the similarity stopped there with the messages encoded on the M-209 being easily deciphered. OSS operatives used them to send misleading information intended for enemy interception. This example in mint condition. Please contact me for details of shipping as the item weighs nearly 4kgs . WMC/COMM/MR13
US WW2 M3 Fighting Knife A good example of a WW2 used M3 fighting knife in US M8 scabbard. Maker marked under cross guard U.S. M.3 CASE, ( Case were the fourth largest producer of the M3 ) with a plastic M8 scabbard with the chape marked ' U.S.M8 B.M.Co ' and the body carrying the markings of Victory Plastics. Good, used condition with a high level of bluing remaining to blade and some rubbing and marking to scabbard.
US WW2 M3 Trench Knife and M6 Scabbard. Early, blade- marked U.S. WW2 M3 Trench Knife with M6 leather scabbard. Knife produced by Kinfolks Inc.,Little Valley NY who were the 5th smallest producer of the knife manufacturing 135,548 examples. M6 leather scabbard by MILSCO 1943. This example is very much a used example with bruising and cracking to grips, sharpened and cleaned blade with one small area of pitting with marking to pommel and cross guard from use. Scabbard , pliable and undamaged with evidence of manufacturing details being removed but still visible. Good, solid example of a now uncommon, blade marked knife in a leather scabbard.
US WWII Army Officer's Crusher style Cap. US WWII Army Officer's Cap by Bancroft their ' Wales ' model with soft wool body with a pliable leather peak. Bright gilt Officer's badge by Amcraft with single post fixing. Good condition cap with good shape with a smattering of moth nips mostly to rear crown ( see photos ). Slightly sweat stained peak reverse and sweatband but very clear manufacturer details with liner protector present and intact. Good example.
Valentine tank manual. Instruction Book - Tank, Infantry, Mark III* more commonly known as the Valentine. Published by Vickers Armstong C1941 this manual accompanied each tank with 77pgs giving instructions on the running and maintenance of the vehicle. 21 fold plates with exploded views/schematics of various aspects of the vehicle. In very good condition with some minor foxing and some minor residue to outside rear cover where a label? has been removed-cleanable.
Vero & Everitt Tropical Helmet advertising card. 350mm x 500mm reinforced card advertising plaque for Vero & Everitt's Tropical Helmets. The well known hatting company based in Atherstone, Warks with a retail presence in London continued to supply hats to the Government and the public until their closure in the 1980's. This card was with others in packaging which suggested a date C1920. Vero & Everitt produced a great many of the Wolseley pattern helmets worn by officers and men as well as a great number of Bush hats. Item in excellent condition and has a string for hanging or an integral stand. Ideal backdrop for a collection of tropical helmets.
VERY NICE THIRD REICH TRIPLE STICK PIN. In near mint condition, with all the paint on the front and reverse. This is a nice triple medal group consisting of a Third Reich Iron cross and two Imperial German medals, that I can't quite identify. Super detail on these tiny miniatures.
VERY RARE STICKPIN FOR THE NAZI CHESS ASSOCIATION!!! Thank you to Roger who identified this stickpin for me!! An extremely rare, Third Reich stickpin for the nazi era CRESS ASSOCIATION,. Known as the \"GSB - GroBDeutscher Schachbund\" Consists of the enamel badge in the form of a red and black chess board,with gothic letters \'GSB\' and a black stylised eagle (no swaz) above it. Stickpin on reverse, and beautifully maker marked \' L.CHR.LAUER-NURNBERG\'. Super rare pin...apparently!
VERY RARE THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE BAROGRAPH. "A barograph is a recording aneroid barometer. It produces a paper or foil chart called a barogram that records the barometric pressure over time". This came directly from a naval Admirals office in the town of Flensberg. (located in the very Northernmost part of Germany). Complete in the wooden oak case. Beautifully marked with the Kriegsmarine eagle and swastika and the M below, along with M444 which would have been an accountability number. Made by the pretigious FUESS company in Berlin. A really unique and practical instrument. I have the history of where and when it was found. Purchased from the same source were two naval swords and a very good naval issue flag. (Listed elsewhere.)
VERY STRANGE AND UNIQUE EARLY THIRD REICH BANNER TOP! Something I have never seen before. Purchased from a garden antique flea market in Germany. This is an all brass banner top made to hang a flag or banner of some description from the side. Made of tubular brass and has gathered a lot of patina in the last 75+ years. Is designed to fit onto a wooden pole of some descrition and lock into place with a removable bar. The bar unscrews and will slide into the cloth folds of a small hanging banner. There is a brass disc swastika to the top and the hanging arm is decorated with swirls and loops! Cleaned up and with a suitable square banner, this would look excellent. Have shown in the pictures size relevant to a UK front door etc.
VERY UNUSUAL 12mm MINIATURE MEDALS ON BUTTON HOLE FIXING. Lovely little badge here, made to go in a jacket or coat lapel button hole. Consists of an Imperial German Cross of Honour and black Wound badge. In great condition.
VERY UNUSUAL HITLER YOUTH BELT AND BUCKLE. I have had many HJ belts and buckles, never a belt like this though. It is made of a thick but flexible brown plastic, looks and feels quite strange. Made in the normal fachion, but brown plastic. I have had HJ knives with the plastic belt loop and snap clip, so I know the Germans were experimenting with early plastic products. Belt and buckle seem to have been together for ever. Buckle has lost the retaining loop for the belt and is covered in brown patina, makes it look gold!! There are maker markings on the buckle, but I cannot make tham out. An unusual late war production I am sure!! Very small size belt.Rare
Vet bring back Japanese good luck flag. Japanese yosegaki hinomaru or good luck flag. Approx 75 x 85cms printed on cotton with two leather reinforced corners and cotton ties. Flag has been altered with the addition of a sleeve for mounting on a pole. The sleeve has characters running vertically including the exhortation \' Ki Buun Chokyu \' translating as \' I pray that your military fortunes are long lasting.\' This is a genuine vet. bring back and has genuine battle damage as well as traces of the previous owner !
Victorian 57th Regt.of Foot Shoulder Belt Plate. Victorian 57th ( West Middlesex ) Regiment of Foot Shoulder Belt Plate. Die stamped brass pre 1855 O/R's pattern, retaining both hooks and studs to reverse. Good, used condition.
Victorian Berkshire Yeomanry undress sabertache. Patent leather undress sabertache for the Royal Berkshire Yeomanry Cavalry. Approximately 1880 in date, the sabertache has the silver device of crescent and star to the front flap. The patent leather has hardened and in some areas chipped, whilst the reverse exhibits considerable wear. However, the structure is still sound with all hanging loops present. Uncommon item to a small Yeomanry force and priced to reflect faults.
Victorian Fifeshire Artillery silver topped swagger stick. High quality hallmarked silver swagger stick for the Fifeshire Artillery. Birmingham hallmarks for 1896/97 and maker marked for Thomas Shaw with a hallmarked silver tip, shaft shellaced or french polished to a high gloss finish. Silver parts with a few minor dents and lightly patinated. A pleasing example. The Fife Artillery was formed in 1860 with several of the coastal towns forming batteries. The various batteries were attached to the 1st Administration Brigade Fifeshire Artillery Volunteers when it was formed on 27th November 1860. Headquarters of the Brigade was intially at Kirkcaldy but moved to St. Andrews in 1861.In 1880 the brigade was consolidated and retitled the 1st Fifeshire Artillery Volunteers.
Victorian Naval document case. Victorian Naval document case 13.5cm x 5cm with impressed Victorian Admiralty device.
Victorian Naval Rates summer cap HMS Crescent. Victorian Naval Rates lightweight summer cap from the ship HMS Crescent. HMS Crescent was a first class cruiser of the Edgar class. Crescent, and her sister ship Royal Arthur, were built to a slightly modified design and are sometimes considered a separate class. She was built at Portsmouth and launched on 30 March 1892. As at 11 January 1895 she was leaving Australia under Captain Arbuthnot.[1] She served in the First World War, and was sold on 22 September 1921 for breaking up in Germany. Cap in good, clean condition, some soiling to interior and some loss to one swallow tail.
Victorian North Devon Militia Officer's Buttons. 4 x 20mm, silver buttons by Jennens & Co. London for wear by Officers of the North Devon Militia. Darkly patinated overall.
Victorian Volunteer L.S. Medal - Royal Berks Regt. Victorian Volunteer Long Service Medal to 123 Sergt.C.Wheeler 1st VB Royal Berks Regt. Mounted as worn, toned overall.
Victorian Volunteer Officer's Decoration Miniature. Cased miniature Victorian Volunteer Officer's Decoration. Pin fitting , toned overall with Portsea manufacture's details to silk lined lid.
Victorian, British Pistol Holster. 1885 dated leather pistol holster for use with early Webley or Fosbery type revolvers. Dated and manufacturer marked to the retaining strap ' A.Hos??? C&Lt BERMONDSEY '. Excellent, clean and supple condition with all stitching intact.
Victorian, silver S.Lancs sweetheart brooch. Ornate, pinback sweetheart brooch for the South Lancashire Regiment. 45mm approx with Birmingham hallmarks for 184/95 to the reverse. Excellent, bright condition.
Vienna colonial veterans 1939 daybadge. Pressed steel \'tinny\' for \'Reichskolonialtagung Wien 16-18 Mai 1939\'. Showing an eagle over an image of Africa surmounted by a veteran\'s flag. In excellent, clean and bright condition. Uncommon.
von HINDENBURG PERIOD PORTRAIT PRINT. Measures approx 9 3/4"x12 1/2" on cream card, this is a beautifully executed drawing of von HINDENBURG in civilian or State dress. From the same printer/artist/studio as the Goering print, I purchased these together. Probably from the 1930's. Great detail. Would look good framed up and perhaps together.
WAAF O/R's cap. Good 1944 dated, WAAF O/R's cap. Manufacturer's label to the interior ' J.Collett Ltd ' size 6 7/8 with oil cloth internal protector. In good used condition, slightly dusty with one minormoth nip to rear of crown. Good example.
Waffen SS Belt Buckle. Original WW2 Waffen SS Belt Buckle. Crisply struck, nickel plated brass buckle, manufacturer marked ' O & C ges.gesch. ' with steel roller and drawn steel prongs. Lightly polished highlights with nickel plating having worn from the catch, otherwise excellent, used condition.
WAR MERIT CROSS 1st CLASS WITH SWORDS IN CASE. A decent quality War merit cross 1st class with swords. A military award.The award was graded the same as the Iron Cross: War Merit Cross Second Class, War Merit Cross First Class etc.This one is a little tarnished, but has all of the original silver finish. It is marked on the reverse pin '65', which is for Klein and Quenzer. Case is somewhat batters but intact. Is missing the closure button, but inside is fine.
WAR MERIT CROSS 1st.CLASS WITH SWORDS. '65' MARKED. A nice War Merit Cross in silver with swords. Has all of the silver plating completely intact, looks very clean. Reverse has some age to it, and the pin is stamped with the makers mark '65'. A very good example of later war manufacture. Would look excellent in a case, should you have one or find one.
War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords In Packet of Issue. War Merit Cross 2nd class medal with swords ,still in its original paper packet of issue, still wrapped in original tissue paper and with a mint condition ribbon. The medal is not ringstamped but Richard Simm & Sohne,Gablonz is printed to the reverse of the titles packet. Packet is creased and has some tears to the reverse, cross is in excellent condition.
War Merit Cross 2nd Class Without Swords In Packet of Issue. War Merit Cross 2nd class medal without swords ,still in its original paper packet of issue, still wrapped in original tissue paper and with a mint condition ribbon. The medal is ringstamped '1' having been made by Deschler & Sohn. Deschler & Sohn, Munchen 9 is printed to the reverse of the titles packet. Difficult to upgrade.
War Merit Cross First Class without swords Early production War Merit Cross First Class without swords, die-struck in tombac and silver plated. Machined block hinge with flat wire retaining hook with a maker's mark in incuse relief numerals to the pin. In this case the code ' 50 ' for Karl Gschiermeister of Vienna. In good, clean condition with polished highlights and a light patina overall.
WAR MERIT CROSS WITH SWORDS-VERY USED! This is a typical war souvenir bring-back, has aged with the passing of 75 years! Original ribbon very grubby, as is the medal itself. 100% original and as found.
WAR-TIME 'BRING-BACK' SELECTION, UNTOUCHED! I was lucky enough to receive a phone call from the relatives of the soldier who owned this group of interesting items. Sadly he (a private Betteridge) had died recently and these were in his effects. In addition to this group of insignia, were two daggers, which are listed separately. Group consists of typical 'bring-back' items, and amongst them are Luftwaffe buckle and leather belt, nazi service medal, 2 nazi cap eagles (no pins), British shoulder div insignia, various German rank insignia, a mint condition 'bevo' Kreigsmarine breast eagle, British cap badge for the Royal Lancashire Regt, plus various other bits. Also included is the leather wallet/case that all this was kept in by Pvt. Betteridge. A fun group of items.
War/Victory Pair and silver war badge Ox & Bucks L.I. War and Victory pair to 11285 Pte.J.Garner Ox & Bucks L.I. with Silver War badge No.517680. Original, grubby ribbons all items in good, toned condition.
Wartime EKII ribbon. Original lengths of wartime ribbon for the German EKII. All lengths unissued and clean approx 30cm in length. POSTFREE within UK EACH
Wartime guide to Rank & Badges in the forces. Commercial Wartime guide to ' Rank and Badges in the Navy, Army, RAF and Auxiliaries '. 32pg full colour guide showing trade and rank badges of all three services, also includes arm of service colors. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime RAF/WAAF New Testament. 1939ed RAF issue \'Active Service Edition\' New Testament. Inscribed to the inner page to a WAAF with a 1943 date. Excellent, clean condition.
Wartime WAAF recruiting poster. 24 x 36cm wartime poster showing an image of a civilian woman looking in the mirror and being greeted by her reflection in WAAF uniform. Printed by W.R.Royle & Son for H.M.S.O. In good overall condition with some dust, light creasing and a 25mm tear to the bottom edge.
WEHRMACHT 1941 DATED BELT BUCKLE 85% PAINT. A very nice example of the Third Reich army issue steel belt buckle which retains 85% of the original green paint to front and reverse. Has been worn, but not a lot! Maler mark stamped into inside edge is B&N 41.
Wehrmacht O/Rs tropical sidecap. 1942 dated other ranks tropical sidecap made by Clemens Wagner, Braunschweig. Classic khaki, cotton twill construction with red linen interior lining with maker, size (54) and 1942 date and typical tropical cap insignia. The cap has been folded into the popular \'boat\' shape and shows very minor signs of use with very minor knicks to the edge and very minor staining to front lining. An excellent example of the \'overseas cap\'
WEHRMACHT UNCUT BEVO BREAST EAGLE. One uncut Wehrmacht/Heer breast eagle in rayon. Has been cut from a roll but never issued. With green backing and white/cream threads on the eagle. Came directly from a veteran source as is. Near mint condition.
Wehrpass - Battle of France casualty. Second type Wehrpass issued to Schutzen Mathias Niederstrasser of 9/Inf. Regt.199 \'List\', part of 57 Inf.Div. Born in Upper Bavaria in 1919, the son of a labourer, Niederstrasse was a labourer too before completing his RAD service in 1939. He volunteered for the Army training with Inf.Ers.Btl.199 and was involved in the invasion of France with Manstein\'s 4th Army. Inf. Regt 199 found itself at Abbeville on 27th May as part of a bridgehead over the Somme and it was here he was killed by a gunshot to the head received in the fighting,as the Division attacked as part of Fall Rot. This came after heavy fighting against the French and British 51st Highland Div. Niederstrasser was killed near Villers-sur-Mareuil and is buried at Bourdon. Wehrpass in good clean condition, clearly marked to front cover with a red cross, signifying death. Accompanied by further research. Scarce early casualty
Welsh Guards at War. 1946 1st Ed. ' Welsh Guards at War ' by Mjr.L.F.Ellis. 372pgs covering all of the Guards campaigns from France in 1940, Tunisia, Italy, Normandy, Belgium and Gemany. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, maps, and sketches, a thorough history. Good, clean condition, one stain to boards.
West Riding Heavy Battery RGA Medal and insignia Grouping. WW1 War and Victory Pair to 158123 Gnr.W.B.Rodgers R.A. in original box with original registered envelope to a Middlesboro' address. Accompanied by two cap badges, one standard all brass RA, with a second Territorial example. Also signaller's brass crossed flags, trade badge and two brass RGA WEST RIDING shoulder titles with backing plates and pins. Both shoulder titles originally had ' T ' s surmounting the RGA indicating service with the West Riding Heavy Batteries of the Royal Garrison Artillery. All items in excellent condition with medals being fine. Unresearched.
WEST WALL MEDAL IN ORIGINAL PAPER PACKET. This is a nice West Wall award medal for those serving on the Western sea defences. Contained in the original brown manila paper packet with maker mark to the rear. Complete with original length of ribbon.
Willrich artwork - Generaloberst Guderian. 1940 example of a print featuring the renowned panzer commander Generaloberst Guderian. Copied from the original by the artist Willrich, these prints were sold in aid of German Youth. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Willrich artwork - Oberstleutnant Schumacher. 1940 example of a print featuring the well known Luftwaffe Knight's Cross winner Oberstleutnant Schumacher, commander of JG 77 and JG1. Copied from the original by the artist Willrich, these prints were sold in aid of German Youth. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
With the Red Devils at Arnhem. 1944 1st ed. ' With the Red Devils at Arnhem Personal Experiences with the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade ' by Marek Swiecicki. 92pgs b/w illustrations .The 1st Polish Parachute Brigade played both an important and controversial role at Arnhem. The author, a Pole himself, was attached to the Brigade, saw action at Arnhem and managed to escape capture and return to Allied lines. He penned his account within weeks of returning. In good condition with scarce d/w with chips, creases etc.
With the Scottish Troops in Europe. C1946 pb 80pg overview of Scottish troops from Normandy to the Surrender. Extensive b/w photographic coverage with individual chapters covering the various Scottish Divisions and units. In good, used condition.
WKC Advertising Sign. Celluloid and tin sign measuring 32cns x 480cms and features two swords and one bayonet behind the silver WKC knight head logo on a blue background. The sign is in excellent condition with the exception of the lower edge and one corner that has clearly suffered from water damage causing staining see images. Priced to accommodate these failings.
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps WW1 Officer's S.D.cap badge. A fine and uncommon die struck bronzed example. Two blades to the reverse. VGC.
WOMEN'S PATRIOTIC THIRD REICH SWASTIKA BRACLET AND RING. Sold at the time as gifts and souvenirs, this is a nickle silver women's braclet with black enamel swastikas and the matching ring. If it wasn't for the content this would be a very pretty set. In perfect condition and a matching set.
Wooden handled 3rd Patt. Fighting Knife. A good example of the later pattern of wooden handled 3rd Patt fighting knifes. Machine drawn blade with brass oval cross guard and large wooden grip contained in a commercial style sheath common to these knives. Sheath marked ' Made in Sheffield Eng. '.There is some evidence supporting use of this pattern of knife by the RAF although popular consensus ascribes their use to the Far East. Good, clean condition with one small tear to scabbard and evidence of sharpening to blade.
Worcestershire Coloured Field Service Cap. O/R's coloured field service cap for the Worcestershire Regiment. Two coloured woollen with bi metal slidered cap badge. Oil cloth lining with corduroy headband, approx size 6 3/4. Generally good, used condition with a peppering of moth nips.
WW II Blenheim crash trophy. Propeller tip trophy from the crash of a Blenheim IV of 110(Hyderabad) Squadron. This particular aircraft crashed on take off on 30/08/1941 at Wattisham piloted by a Sgt.Noseda. The propeller tip displays clear signs of the crash and appears to have broken off. The tip retains 50% of it\'s original paint finish with the details of the crash scratched into the paint. Item is accompanied by a copy from the logbook of F/Lt.J.Castle highlighting the crash. It was F/Lt.Castle that retained the trophy.
WW II Chief Petty Officer\'s cap badge. WW II Chief Petty Officer\'s economy issue head-dress badge with the wreath and crown in gilt metal,and the anchor in silver metal, instead of bullion wire. In excellent, clean and fresh condition.
WW1 ' Bird's beak ' German Fighting Knife. WW1 German fighting knife featuring a bird's beak pommel and false release catch emulating period bayonet designs. Featuring composite, checkered grips, 14.5cm double edged blade with a the faint, early double squirrel trademark of Eickhorn continued in a steel scabbard with belt loop. A generally good condition example with the blade being the main detractor having been heavily sharpened and cleaned, belt loop missing the retaining strap. Priced accordingly
WW1 ' The Tanks ' Postcard Set. Late WW1 set of postcards published by Raphael Tuck & Sons. Full colour ' Oilettes ' entitled ' The Tanks ' they depict scenes of tanks ' charging enemy machine gun nest ' and ' Whippets crashing through enemy wire '. The depiction of Whippet tanks and the fact that the images were officially passed for publication dates these cards to approx. early 1918. Good bright images, some damage to one card.
WW1 '08 Patt Belt. A good WW1 '08 Patt belt. Will fit approx 34"-36" waist, uniformly blancoed overalland in good condition, with inspection and unit marks to interior.
WW1 , Sterling Silver RFC Sweetheart Brooch A fine quality Sterling silver RFC sweetheart brooch. Pin fitting to reverse, marked ' sterling ' and manufacturer marked. Patinated overall.
WW1 , White Faced Enamel RFC Sweetheart Brooch. A scarce, original First World War period Royal Flying Corps gilt and enamel sweetheart brooch. Good, condition, original pin fittings with slight stress line to enamel.
WW1 12th Lancers Officer's Uniform grouping - photos
WW1 12th Lancers Officer's Uniform grouping. Two WW1 dated tunics to Capt .William Benham Bell, 12th Royal Lancers. First tunic is a shoulder rank service dress tunic with a tailor's label for ' Henry Coalett, Hanover Sq ' with Bell's name and a date for May 1917. Ribbons for Mons Star, War and Victory Medal to the right breast and a blue ribbon to the left, which is believed to be a life saving award. Major's crowns to eppaulettes with gilt and silver collar badges to both collars and a bullion wound stripe to left sleeve. In excellent condition through out with two contemporary repairs to the reverse. Second ' Blues ' tunic with a ' Hamburger, Rogers & Co. ' tailor's label and a date 14.2.17. Major's crowns to both eppaulettes with evidence of previous Captain's rank and staff patches to collars. Mons Star ribbon to r/h breast and blue ribbon to l/h breast, silk lining to interior. In generally good condition with some moth damage to r/h bellows pocket and bottom edge, one button missing to l/h cuff. Comes with medal index copy. Further research highly recommended to a Cavalry officer who was with the BEF and was wounded at sometime during the war.
WW1 1903 Patt. Cavalry Bandolier. British, 1918 dated, 50 round 1903 Pattern Bandolier for cavalry use. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated with nickelled buckles and loops. Good, supple condition which would benefit from the use of a leather dressing.
WW1 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment Bayonet Frog. Polished brown leather, this example has had the rear tag strap removed with clear 1915 date and OTC markings to the reverse.
WW1 1917 Pattern British Army Trench Cap - Essex Regt. A very good, typical example of the pattern of woollen cap worn by the British Army during the Great War. Complete with GS brass buttons and correct thin brown leather chinstrap and Essex Regt. bi-metal badge The interior with full oilcloth lining with faint evidence of WD and inspection marks but no date. Blanket material headband shows evidence of wear . Moth free with some what appear to be wax splashes to body, hidden by the fall of the cap.nips to the peak. To one side a French patriotic tinny badge with a motto that loosely translates ' the hopes and best wishes of France '. Excellent, clean condition acquired from a deceased estate.
WW1 34th Div MkI Steel Helmet. Steel helmet Mk I or 'Brodie'. This particular example is marked to the front with the chequerboard device of the 34th Division, a device that was adopted after the Division's arrival in France in early 1916. This example is interesting for showing clear signs of having been refurbished by the AOC Salvage Supply Depot indicating that it was probably retrieved from the battlefield. The liner is a standard 'War Office Pattern Brodie's Patent' type that has a rip machine repaired and the crown cushion replaced and secured with a nut,bolt and washer. The chinstrap is a two piece replacement. The current paint finish shows clear signs of having been overpainted over a previous finish with the 34 Div sign to the front and possible signs of a similar device to the reverse that has been removed. The helmet is in good condition with approx 75% original paint finish remaining (34 Div. device 98% present) with a clean liner. The chinstrap is pliable but potentially fragile near chinstrap loop in one place. However, this is an excellent divisionally marked example with a history.
WW1 56th Div. Supply Column ASC Grouping. Colourful grouping of certificates, cards, souvenirs and paperwork to a Pte.Arthur A.Brown of 56th Div. Supply Column ASC. Group includes a certificate of gratitude from the Borough of Smethwick, 2 x Christmas cards ( 56th Div and Supply Column ), 2 x ASC silks, a very non pc postcard of the unit's mascot, ASC postcard, souvenir hanky, War medal ribbon and slip and a cutting. All items in good, clean condition.
WW1 6 Btn Sherwood Foresters Mobilization Orders. WW1 period Mobilisation orders for 6th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. 69pgs giving extensive instruction in the event of the battalion being mobilized giving establishments, inventories and addresses and key personnel involved in such an exercise. Rusted staples and marking to covers but otherwise clean.
WW1 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officer's undress tunic - Casualty 1916 Dated, undress tunic to an officer in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders who was killed in 1917. Tunic named to Alwyn Ronald Macfarlane-Grieve from Toft Manor Cambridge who served with 1/8th Territorial Battalion. Appointed as a temporary Lt in June 1916 Macfarlane-Grieve was subsequently killed in action at Roclincourt near Arras on 17/03/1917 aged 28, ' he was killed on the forefront of the German front line, whilst encouraging his men, like the good soldier he was ' wrote his CO. He is buried in the Highland Cemetery at Roclincourt . Good quality tunic, with silver buttons, white lanyard, and rank with ' T ' devices is in excellent, moth free condition with prominent tailors label and was originally acquired from the auction of his old home Toft Manor. Inexpensive tunic to a WW1 officer casualty
WW1 Army Cyclist Corps capbadge and shoulder title. Struck brass Army Cyclist Corps capbadge accompanied by a ' Cyclist ' shoulder title. Both items in good condition, slider to capbadge, both lugs to s/title.
WW1 Austrian/Third Reich Medal Bar. An attractive, full size medal bar showing awards for WW1 service with the Austro-Hungarian army and subsequent service within the Third Reich. Bar consists of EKI, Frieidrich August Medal, Hindenburg Cross, Austrian 1914-18 Commemorative Medal with swords, Third Reich 25 year Faithful Service Cross and the Austria-Hungary KuK 1914-18 Commemorative Medal. All medals court mounted by a tailor onto a bar with a stout pin, in excellent toned condition with some very minor mothing to reverse bar padding material.
WW1 Austro-Hungarian fighting knife. A good \' sleepy \' example of a WW1 fighting knife as used by Austro-Hungarian forces. Single edged, unmarked blade with a double edge point contained in a steel scabbard. Clear signs of having been sharpened with one bruise to scabbard, otherwise in excellent condition.
WW1 Battye Bomb. 1914/15 extemporised grenade so-called Battye or Bethune bomb. This cast iron, ammonal filled grenade was designed by Capt.B.C.Battye RE and manufactured at the First Army Workshops. Rough cast and grooved on the surface to aid fragmentation they were closed with a wooden plug and detonated by a short length of safety fuze and a Nobel igniter. This example is in solid condition with original wooden plug and the remains of the safety fuze. INERT Delivery within UK only
WW1 Bayonet Trench Mirror. WW1 Trench Mirror with bayonet clamp fitting. Stamped to reverse ' SOS save our soldiers Regd No.649083 ' which would indicate manufacture in the US. Good, clean condition, retaining much of it's original khaki finish.
WW1 Belgian Military playbook, Identity card and British Paperwork. WW1 Soldier's book, similar but more extensive than a British paybook, to a Soldier Emile Charles Vermeiee of the 27th Signals ? Regt. Dual language book in French and Flemish recording details of service, photograph and record of marksmanship. Accompanied by an identity card with photograph and a discharge note dated 30.12.1914 from RAMC Hospital Brighton allowing travel to Folkestone. In heavily used condition but unusual.
WW1 Binoculars - Wiltshire Regt. Officer WW1 Binoculars by Dollond of London with accompanying leather case, both marked ' Casey ' or ' E.C.Casey Wilts ' . Casey was a Lieutenant with 8 Btn Wiltshire Regt. x8 Binoculars in good, used condition with clear but grubby optics, case in similar condition.
WW1 Birmingham Battalion 1914 lapel badge. WW1 Birmingham Battalion 1914 Kitchener’s Army enamel and gilt, mufti badge by F.J.Dingley of Birmingham. A fine example with contemporaneous brooch fixing replacing the original. buttonhole fitting. No damage to enamel
WW1 Blue Cross Animals in War Matchbox cover. WW1 Celluloid and tin matchbox cover sold in support of the Blue Cross appeal to aid horses and dogs in war. Features striking artwork. Good, overall condition with some minor staining and foxing.
WW1 Bradford Pals Tobacco Tin. Brass, oval tin with hinged lid featuring a brass and enamel badge ' In honour of Bradford Pals 16 Ser.Bn W.Y. Regt. '. Obviously a momento of service with the 16th (Service) Battalion (1st Bradford) Pals. probably as a tobacco or snuff tin. In good, clean condition, the badge with rubbed details ( much loved ).
WW1 Bradford Territorials Tobacco Tin. Brass, oval tin with hinged lid featuring a brass and enamel badge ' In honour of Bradford Territorials. '. Obviously a momento of service with the war raised Bradford Territorial Battalions, probably as a tobacco or snuff tin. In good, clean condition, the badge with lightly rubbed details.
WW1 British ' Remedy for Poisonous Gas '. One of the numerous products which were produced during WW1 to sell to families, who would then post to loved ones serving at the front line. This small tin retains the original paper label to the lid. Complete with two of the linen wrapped capsules which were intended to be crushed and inhaled in the event of gas poisoning. Good overall condition with some rust bleed to label.
WW1 British .455 Webley holster. Superb condition, 1917 dated, holster for the .455 revolver. Part of the belt order worn by officers this example was made by T.Thomasson & Co. and is in excellent, polished condition. Clean and supple with clear date and manufacturer marks.
WW1 British 2pdr. AP/HE Naval Round. 1918 Dated 2pdr.Mk.I AP/HE Naval projectile by H & B with a 1918 dated case by VSM . Unfired projectile with base mounted fuse, with manufacturer's details to both projectile and fuze. Brass case with struck primer. In good overall condition with some minor dents to case and slightly mis-shapen case mouth. Strippable. INERT UK SALES ONLY
WW1 British 6 Pdr. Tank Round. Complete 6Pdr. round for the Q.F.Hotchkiss 6Pdr, 6Cwt Mk.II gun as carried by most marques of British Male tanks. Unfired projectile with residual paint and some markings combined with a brass case with a residual and difficult to make out head stamp. Ex museum display, still retaining Dymo tape description to case.
WW1 British Border Regt Shoulder titles . Embroidered WW1 Border Regt. shoulder titles . Slight nothing but both retaining tapes present.
WW1 British clasp knife. Large clasp knife with 85mm blade manufactured by Thomas Turner & Co. Clearly stamped to white metal bolsters ' Encore T.Turner & Co ' and similarly to shoulder of blade. Knife is in excellent condition with tight joints, unsharpened blade and only minor staining and darkening to blades. Excellent example of the regulation pattern clasp knife.
WW1 British Coldstream Guards shoulder titles. Embroidered, white on red, WW1 shoulder titles for the Coldstream Guards. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform with various edge nibbles and moth nips. These examples were unfortunately, split from a Coldstream medal group.
WW1 British Derby Scheme Armband. The Derby Scheme was a scheme proposed by Lord Derby as an attempt to increase recruitment and avoid the need for conscription by allowing men to voluntarily attest for service at a later date. Men attested under the scheme would be paid 1 days wages, placed in the Class B army reserve and released to civilian life until needed by the military. To identify those men who had attested to served at a later date a khaki armband was authorised, the Scheme only ran during 1915. Khaki wool band with the red felt l crown, and army council stamping to the waxed linen interior. In good, issued condition with a hole under the crown apparently to affix a symbol of some kind. A couple of minor moth pricks to body, otherwise good overall condition.
WW1 BRITISH GREAT WAR MEDAL-ROYAL ENGINEERS. Great war medal (no ribbon) to 95319 SPR. J.A. WILKING RE.Medal in used but good condition. Ribbon bar slightly bent on one side.
WW1 British Grenade Money Box. British WW1 No.36 ' Mills ' grenade that has been turned into a money box by the simple expedient of cutting a slot in the body and not fitting the internals and mounting on a cup discharger plate. Typical use of surplus grenades at the end of the War. Body marked ' JMD & SL 1918 ' for J.M. Doughty & Sons Ltd. of London, cup discharger plate dated and faintly manufacturer marked. Base plug appears to be that commonly used on No.23 grenades. In excellent, clean condition with a good proportion of original lacquer finish.
WW1 British Hospital Blues waistcoat. 1918 dated woollen waistcoat worn as part of the Hospital Blues garb by recovering wounded soldiers. Button closure with two pockets and ribbon adjuster to reverse. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated to interior with remains of a cutter's or paper batch label sewn in. In excellent, overall condition, probably unissued with some very minor moth grazing.
WW1 British manual ' Instructions on Bombing '. 1917 Instructions on Bombing Part 1 ' British and German Bombs '. 68pgs describing the various grenades and mortars and their igniters and their use and deployment. Half of the manual is taken up with a series of diagrams and exploded views of the various grenades of the protagonists. Inside cover has an inscription to a L/Cpl. in the P.O.W Volunteers based in Dublin. Cover rubbed but still legible with a central fold. Scarce
WW1 British match cover - football interest. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover with a photograph of a military football team to one side and Allied flags to the other. Produced by a photographer in Roke Lane, Pudsey. Difficult to make out the unit. Pleasing WW1 souvenir in good, clean condition.
WW1 British No.19 MkI Hand Grenade. A scarce example of a British, 1917 dated No.19 MkI Hand Grenade. Introduced in June 1917 and also known as the Trench Warfare Dept. Percussion Pattern, the grenade features a pear shaped segmented body with a short wooden handle with three webbing tails. Dated to percussion fuse head, fully strippable with webbing tails. INERT UK sales only
WW1 British No.19 MkI Hand Grenade. Also known as the ' Trench Warfare Dept. Percussion Pattern, the No.19 MkI Hand Grenade was introduced in 1916 and was finally made obsolete in 1920. This example retains approx. 60% of it's original paint and is clearly manufacturer marked J.M.& S to both the body of the grenade and the cap where it is also dated 1916. Original wooden handles and original cloth tapes. An excellent example of a scarce grenade. Fully strippable. INERT
WW1 British No.23 MkII Official cutaway grenade. WW1 Official cutaway, instructional No.23 MkII Grenade. Body retains approx. 50% original lacquer finish with a pink ( for ammonal ) filling ring with a 1917 dated base plug made by W.E.B. ( W E Blake Ltd., London ). Grenade retains a dummy igniter set which is a little frayed to one end. All strippable. INERT UK sales only
WW1 British Officer's Cuff rank. A WWI British Officer's cuff rank for application to a tunic. Signifying the rank of Lieutenant with correct lace and period pips. In excellent, clean condition with some glue residue to the reverse.
WW1 British Officer's Cuff Rank. Partial cut-off WW1 British officer's tunic sleeve displaying a cuff rank for a Captain. Displays evidence of promotion with third pip being of a slightly different style but with all three showing wear to the high points. Good, used condition displaying signs of wear.
WW1 British Overseas Service Stripes. A group of five blue chevrons, on khaki wool backing. Excellent, probably un-worn chevrons, in bright clean condition with one moth graze to the reverse.
WW1 British Paybook. Standard British WW1 Soldier's Paybook issued to a L/Cpl.A.Fletcher 2/8th Lancs Fusiliers. Various entries including ' has thrown three live bombs and is likely to make an efficient bomber ' and numerous pay entries ' in the field ' from 1917. Good, used condition, slightly grubby interior.
WW1 British pocket compass/WW2 RAF issue White metal cased, 1918 dated, British pocket compass. Compass contained in a white metal case opened by push button with the maker\\\'s details Dennison, Birmingham and date stamped to the lid. Bright polished interior with stamped serial number. Luminous dial in good working order, case in good used condition with some light wear. Unusually evidence of later RAF use with a 6E/66 etched to the lid.
WW1 British Recruiting Card. British Recruiting poster ' Come and Do Your Bit ' mounted onto card with punched holes and a string for display in a shop window or door. 375mm x 250mm printed by David Allen & Sons Ltd., for the Parliamentary Committee. In excellent clean condition with some very minor marking and bruising.
WW1 British Rifle Breech Cover. British, 1916 dated canvas breech cover for the .303 SMLE rifle. Manufacturer marked for the Mills Equipment Co and in heavily used but sound condition but missing the leather lace tie. Inscribed with two Islamic names suggesting later Eygptian ( ? ) use.
WW1 British Sam Browne ammunition pouch. Good leather, 1917 dated, example of the pistol ammunition pouch carried as part of the Sam Browne belt accoutrements. In fine, pliable condition, manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Tooby.Adkins & Co 1917 '
WW1 British Service Pattern Clinometer. WW1 British Service Pattern Clinometer in leather pouch. Used to in surveying to measure angles of incline these instruments were essential part of an artillery or engineer officer\'s kit. High quality item made from lacquered steel and brass and maker marked \'FB&S, London\', appears to be in good working order. Leather pouch in good sound condition with a mark to one side.
WW1 British silver wound badge. Good example of a WW1 British Silver War Badge numbered 456975. In excellent condition coming with it's original issue box with matching number. Unresearched.
WW1 British Soldier's Small Book and silver wound badge. WW1 British Soldier's Small Book to 2777 Pte.F.Luddington 3/1st North Midland Field ambulance with silver wound badge and brass and enamel, numbered ' Friends of the Great War ' lapel badge. Unresearched.
WW1 British Tank Hotchkiss Ammunition Box. WW1 Steel Hotchkiss Ammunition box for use in British tanks. Steel, lidded box with leather fasteners and straps with grey painted finish with blue band marked ' Mark VIII and Medium Mark A Hotchkiss Ammunition Box '. Internally divided into six sections to accommodate .303 rounds in clips. Paper label with storage instructions still present to lid. Light powdery corrosion present to inside and exterior with paint loss to one area, otherwise in good used condition. Heavy item.
WW1 British Trench Map Ypres Salient / Message Form. Double foolscap size WW1 British Trench Map No.9674 Sheet 28 NE of the Ypres Salient centred on Zillebeke corrected up to 21.09.1918 with two message forms printed on the reverse. Probably an economy measure, the map never the less is crammed with detail with some British positions named but a great bit more detail to German lines. In good overall condition with some staining and folds. Was originally part of the effects of a British officer serving with the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces.
WW1 British Trench photograph - Trones Wood. 29 x 9cms approx. mini panorama showing Trones Wood. Official photograph with caption to reverse ' Photographs taken on the Front in France Panorama - in Trones Wood. Trônes Wood lies on the northern slope of Montauban ridge, between Bernafay Wood and Guillemont and was captured by the British in the early days of the fighting in July1916. Good condition.
WW1 British Trench Warfare Manual II. 1917ed. ' Notes for Infantry Officers on Trench Warfare - Revised Diagrams '. Published as an addition to ' Notes for Infantry Officers on Trench Warfare ', 76pgs of diagrams and sketches demonstrating trench layouts, bomb stores, sniper's posts, dug outs etc., highly detailed and comprehensive study of the construction of trench warfare. Good, used condition, has been folded, named ' J.C.Lord ' to cover.
WW1 British Trench Warfare Manual. 1916ed. ' Notes for Infantry Officers on Trench Warfare '. 76pgs with 30 separate diagrams outlining everything from the construction of dug-outs, MG emplacements, trenches to barbed wire entanglements. Goes on to give advice on daily trench activity as well as expectations in attack and defence. In good, used condition with name ' 2/Lieut.F.C.Long 20th London Regt. ' to front cover and some marking and staining, otherwise an excellent overview of the the thinking on trench warfare in 1916.
WW1 British trench Wristlet or Wristwatch. WW1 Period, British Wristlet or wristwatch fitted with a removable protective guard to the face. Typical narrow original leather strap which has registered design number to reverse, with a silver plated brass bodied case with a white dial. Face cover, also design marked is bent over strap lugs and features design numbers to one lug. Watch in working order although it would appear to need a service. These early wristwatches were very popular with British officers on duty in the trenches.
WW1 British Trench/General Maps Salonika Front. A small grouping of WW1 maps of the Salonika front previously the property of Capt.V.Z.de Ferranti RE MC. De Ferranti went onto become chairman of the famous electronics firm that bears his name. The maps comprise 2 x 1:200,000 scale maps of Nis and Egri Palanka, 1 x 1:50,000 map entitled Valandovo and marked ' Confidential ' and 1 x 1:10,000 1917, French map overprinted with trench lines and what are probably ranging details. The maps show the territory around Serbia and it's border with Bulgaria. All items are in good to excellent used condition with various pencilled notations, names sketches etc. Uncommon items from a very much forgotten front of WW1
WW1 British War Savings stamps. Two sheets of 10 gummed stamps for use in the WW1 Birmingham ' Feed the Guns Week '. These stamps are believed to have been produced for the war bonds and savings drive which occurred in 1918. In excellent, unissued condition with some very minor foxing. POSTER within UK
WW1 British wound stripe. Issued British WWI brass wound stripe with lugs and brass backing plate. Backing plate marked ' Service Wounded Stripe SS Ltd. No.4 prov. pat.' Wound stripe itself marked ' The Wounded Stripe No.4 pat No.7342 ' to reverse. Stripe in clean, toned condition, backing plate with some light staining. POSTFREE within UK
WW1 British wristwatch protective cover. WW1 nickel protective cover for a wristlet or wristwatch. Attached by use of the strap these covers became popular from 1914 making ' trench watches '. This example in excellent condition with a registered number stamped to one side.
WW1 British YMCA New Testament. British WW1 New Testament with Lord Roberts's Message to inside cover. Inscribed ' Y.M.C.A.Hut Swaythling ' to ' G.F.Taylor Feb 14th 1917 B.Coy '. in excellent , clean condition.
WW1 Brunner Mond explosive factory national service badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for Brunner Mond & Co, a chemical company involved in the manufacture of explosives. Their Silvertown factory exploded in Silvertown in West Ham, Essex on Friday, 19 January 1917 at 6.52 pm. The blast occurred at their munitions plantthat was manufacturing explosives for Britain's World War I military effort. Approximately 50 tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) exploded, killing 73 people and injuring 400 more, as well as causing substantial damage in the local area. Badge in excellent, bright condition, manufacturer marked ' Fattorini, Bolton ' and numbered to reverse, minor marks to obverse. Scarce.
WW1 Cameron Highlanders French Souvenirs A number of typically French souvenirs sent by British soldiers to family and sweethearts. This grouping of embroidered silk handkerchiefs, and cards contained in an embroidered, padded wallet probably for sewing implements appears to have remained together and is accompanied by a pencilled note ' Accept this souvenir from France.......' and a card from 7th Battalion The Queens Cameron Highlanders. All items in good condition, some wear to padded wallet.
WW1 Canadian Clasp Knife. Large clasp knife with 85mm blade manufactured by Thomas Turner & Co. Clearly stamped to white metal bolsters ' M & D CANADA 1915 ' . In good, used condition with sharpening to blade and light surface peppering to blade, marlin spike and tin opener. 2mm loss to point of tin opener. Good, solid knife.
WW1 Canadian Pay Book - 5th CMR. WW1 Canadian active service pay book to 669257 Pte. W.N.McArthur of the 5th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles. McArthur from Toronto joined in 1916 and arrived in France in Jan.1917. The 5th CMR fought at Vimy and in and around Ypres during 1917. In good overall condition, although contents bound upside down. Further research required.
WW1 Canadian Ross Bayonet. An excellent example of the Canadian \'Bayonet Ross Mk2\' with the accompanying \'Scabbard Bayonet Ross Mk2\'. Clearly stamped \'Ross Rifle Co.Quebec\' and dated January 1917 with various other acceptance marks. In fine condition.
WW1 Cased EKII. WW1 EKII contained in it's original presentation case. Attractively toned cross with original bright finish , now toned. Ring marked ' SW ' for the maker Sy-Wagner of Berlin and continued in an original presentation case with original ribbon. Plush, recessed pad that lifts from the case with a textured paper lined hinged lid. Case is in rubbed condition with button fixing.
WW1 Casualty Grouping to L/Cpl.F.Austin - Household Battalion. WW1 Pair to 2163 L/Cpl.Frank Austin Household Battalion who died 03/05/1917. Accompanying the pair, boxes of transition, partial envelope and Records Office slip. Death Plaque in original slip and card container, Memorial scroll and condolence letter with a souvenir booklet and roll of the Household Cavalry Memorial service at Westminster Abbey in 1919. Also two CWGC booklets for the Arras Memorial. Austin is listed in both of the publications. Austin was previously from Leeds and was probably killed as a result of the Battalion's operations at Roeux. Accompanied by a small amount of research - MIC, CWGC etc. Medals in excellent, toned condition, some light marking and repairs to some paperwork.
WW1 Colonies Chocolate Gift Tin. WW1 Colonies Chocolate Gift Tin. In October 1914, Trinidadian authorities, as part of their War effort, voted to spend £40,820 on cocoa, to be used in chocolate manufacturing in England.Along with the islands of Grenada and St Lucia, Trinidad’s cocoa was used to make chocolate, which was sent as a gift in a special tin to Allied troops in France. The oblong-shaped tin was manufactured in Mansfield by Barringer Wallis & Manners Ltd. This example is in excellent, clean condition with only minor marking and wear to the printed decoration. When encountered this finish is typically rubbed or suffering from corrosion.
WW1 Commemorative Mug with Tank Design. Glazed earthenware mug by the well known Stoke on Trent company Grimwades featuring a tank and aircraft design with the title ' the Triumph of Right over Might…..Britain and Her Dominions '. Good undamaged condition with light crazing overall and wear to gilded edge.
WW1 Commercial Memorial Scroll - Yorkshire Regt. Commercial Memorial scroll produced and sent from France commemorating 16540 Pte.Matthew Cleghorn 2nd Bn. Yorkshire Regt. who was killed on 15/06/1915. Cleghorn originally from South Shields is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. The 50cms x 32cms scroll features photographic images of the Le Touret Memorial. Good overall condition, slightly tatty edges contained in it's original postage tube.
WW1 Coventry Ordnance Works Badge. Brass, pinback badge for ' Special War Service Coventry Ordnance Works '. 28mm badge with bronzed finish worn by workers at the C.O.W. works which produced large numbers of artillery pieces, particularly Naval Guns in their Stanton Rd factory in Coventry .Good overall condition with light wear to highlights.
WW1 Coventry Ordnance Works War Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel Coventry Ordnance Works Special War Service lapel badge. Originally having a lapel fitting this example has been contemporaneously converted for a brooch fitting. Some minor chips to enamel otherwise in good condition. The enamelled versions of this badge are quite scarce in comparison with their plain brass/gilt contemporaries.
WW1 Dated Snail Whistle 1915 dated nickel 'snail' type whistle by J.Hudson & Co., Birmingham. Not as commonly found as the long type, this example is in good condition with some surface patination.
WW1 Dated Snail Whistle - unit marked. 1915 dated nickel 'snail' type whistle by J.Hudson & Co., Birmingham. Not as commonly found as the long type, this example is in good condition and has unit details punched to reverse ' RGA 1' .
WW1 Dated Snail Whistle. 1915 dated nickel \'snail\' type whistle by J.Hudson & Co., Birmingham. Not as commonly found as the long type, this example is in good condition and has intials \'J.S.(?)\' scratched on both sides.
WW1 Death plaque and slip - Gloucestershire Regt. Death plaque to 24886 Pte.Harold Reece Twigg Gloucestershire Regt. who was killed aged 37 on 09/11/17 and was buried at Potijze Chateau Grounds cemetery. The plaque is attractively mounted at an angle into a piece of oak with the accompanying slip mounted in a glazed panel to the reverse. Unusual.
WW1 DSM and 1914/15 Trio MiD Grouping - Submarines WW1 DSM to K4778 Act. Ldg. Sto.John Gorier Stephens for Submarine Service 1917. LG 2.11.1917 with 1914/15 Star War Nd Victory medal trio with MiD emblem. Group mounted for display, 14/15 Star and War impressed to Stephens as Sto.1.R.N. with Victory as L.Sto.R.N. All medals in good, toned condition with minor contact wear. Good research possibilities.
WW1 Durham Light Infantry shoulder titles. Pair of unissued WW1 slip-on shoulder titles for the Durham Light Infantry. Embroidered on wool with canvas backing and heavy tape sliders. In excellent, fresh condition.
WW1 EKII. WW1 German Iron Cross Second Class with original ribbon. Ring marked ' KO ' indicating manufacture by Koenigliches Muenzamt Orden, Berlin , silver frame patinated with minor corrosion speckling to obverse of the core. Good example.
WW1 EKII. WW1 German Iron Cross Second Class with original ribbon. Ring marked ' SW ' indicating manufacture by Sy-Wagner, Berlin , iron core with two piece silver frame that is pleasingly patinated. Good example.
WW1 Field Service Regulations Pt.I Operations Manual. Field Service Regulations Pt.I Operations Manual 1909 Rp with Amendments 1914. 302pg manual outlining all aspects of operations from ' warfare against an uncivilised enemy ' to the ' battle '. Deals in outline with subjects as diverse as grenades to latrines ! In excellent, clean condition with some contemporary pencil and ink underlining throughout.
WW1 Flechette. WW1 air-dropped flechette. Unknown country of origin but possibly British. Approx. 15.5cms with sharp turned point. In excellent condition with patinated surfaces.
WW1 Flechettes. WW1 steel flechettes for anti personnel use when dropped from an aircraft. 120mm , machined steel straight dart stamped ' invention francais fabrication allemand '. Good, overall condition, light corrosion. 3 Available
WW1 Fuze Lighter. A superb example of a lighter made from the body and components of a 106 MkII A.D.( Land Service ) artillery fuze. Made from surplus fuzes at the end of the war and marketed as ' A souvenir of the War 1914-1918 ' this example is contained in it's original box and is in superb, unused condition. Heavy item.
WW1 Garrison Artillery Manual. 1914ed. ' Garrison Artillery Training Vol III 1911 '. 474pgs, illustrated with diagrams and sketches concentrating on the movement, lifting and mounting of static artillery pieces. Good, used condition .
WW1 Geman M.17 Gasmask and container. A good example of the WW1 German Model.17 ledermaske. Contained in it's original M.17 container with spare lenses to the lid and all carrying straps. Mask in supple undamaged condition with intact celluloid lenses ( 1917 dated ) and undamaged, sprung loaded straps. Various inspection stamps and date marks ( 1917 ) present on mask and filter, filter with minor corrosion spots. Feld Gray painted, japanned container with various dents and areas of paint loss, also 1917 dated. Excellent, honest example.
WW1 German Camouflaged M16 Helmet. WW1 German M16 Helmet featuring a camouflage pattern. Using the original finish of the helmet a series of thick lines have been used to break up the outline and produce a number of irregular geometric shapes, some of which have been infilled with a dark brown/ochre colour. Interior is manufacturer marked to rim and has it's complete leather liner with all three pads and complete with tie. However some of the eyes at the end of the tongues have pulled through. No chinstrap.Whole of the helmet finished in a pleasing semi-gloss finish with very minor areas of corrosion speckling.
WW1 German cup. WW1 German enamelled tin,lipped cup/jug. Manufacturer marked and dated to the bottom 'F.C.B. FULDA 17. In excellent, clean condition with very minor chipping to the enamel.
WW1 German Ersatz Bayonet & Frog. A good, original, untouched WW1 German Ersatz bayonet with accompanying frog. All steel hilt and one piece cross guard with fullered 31cm blade. Imperial inspection mark to spine of blade and approx 30% original paint finish to hilt. All steel scabbard with approx.50% original field gray painted finish carried by a leather frog. The bayonet and frog give the appearance of always having been together and have a pleasing sleepy, untouched appearance.
WW1 German Ersatz Bayonet. WW1 Pressed-steel hilt German ersatz bayonet. All steel, two piece hilt held together by two domed inset rivets. 310mm fullered blade with a cross guard with a down swept quillion and a two diameter, partial muzzle ring. Partial inspection mark to blade reverse and contained in all steel scabbard. 65% original paint finish remaining to hilt with very little paint finish to scabbard. Good example.
WW1 German Fighting Knife. An example of a WW1, German Nahkampfmesser or fighting knife. Wooden, slab sided grips with a 14.5cm single edged blade with a false edge. Original black painted scabbard with intact leather belt loop. No visible maker's marks. Good example. Age decleration, OVER 18, required.
WW1 German Gasmask Spare Lenses. 1918 dated spare lenses for the German gas mask contained in their original greaseproof, dated envelopes. Priced per pair.
WW1 German HONOR CROSS BLACK WITH RIBBON. This is the 'Ehrenkreuz für Hinterbliebene' – for widows and parents of those who died in battle or as a result of wounds received in battle or having died in captivity or missing in action. A black cross with red/white/black ribbon. In mint condition with makers mark on the reverse.
WW1 German M15 Shoulder Board. WW1 German M15 Shoulder Board for the 26th Division (1st Royal Württemberg) (26. Division (1. Königlich Württembergische)), a unit of the Prussian Army. Sewn in application with clear evidence of having been removed, generally good condition with some mothing.
WW1 German Steel Handled Fighting Knife. A good example of the small, unofficial fighting knife as carried by many WW1 German troops. 135mm single edged knife with manufacturer's marks to the ricasso, in this case the helmeted knight of WKC - Weyersburg, Kirshchbaum & Company, Solingen. Painted steel grip impressed and painted to give the appearance of horn with accompanying scabbard. Initials have been scratched into the reverse of the hanging strap. Good, overall condition with stained blade with minor edge knicks and scabbard missing the male half of the popper of the retaining strap fitting.
WW1 German wound badge. Good example of an Imperial German wound badge awarded for one or two wounds. This example is in good used condition with a stout pin fitting to the reverse. Most finish intact with some wear to high points.
WW1 GERMAN-PRUSSIAN MILITARY BUGLE. In excellent condition for it's age. This is a brass and white metal miliaty bugle, that could have been used on the front or anywhere! Has Berlin maker stamped to the bell. Sper Prussian eagle large badge attached to the bell. Complete with original mouthpiece and plays well!
WW1 Gloucs.Regt D.O.W. Grouping. A particularly poignant grouping to 18551 Pte.G.Beaney, 13th Btn. Gloucester Regt. Beanie was wounded in the leg in December 1916 and was evacuated to a hospital in Aldershot where he died on 28/12/1916 probably of gangrene. Beaney was originally from Silksworth near Sunderland and it was there he was buried, the grouping contains various bills from his funeral, wreaths etc and a newspaper report of the funeral. Most poignant are a series of letters exchanged with his wife and father and children. His father actually visited him in hospital only for Beaney to die very shortly after, also includes letters from nursing staff and volunteers who visited him in hospital. There is other correspondence and momentos of earlier service and also some correspondence re a Thomas Evans killed in action serving with the KOSB at Gallipoli and resident at the same address as Beaney's wife, possibly a brother in law. A grouping that would reward further research and a particularly poignant reminder of the vast numbers of casualties incurred by the British Army. Contained in the original box in which it was found. CWGC and MIC information included.
WW1 Hesse buckle. Scarce all brass, post 1895 belt buckle used by the state of Hesse in Imperial Germany. Heavily polished with a small area of damage to one edge, an uncommon buckle priced to reflect its' condition.
WW1 HMS Birmingham/U15 ashtray. Copper souvenir ashtray/pintray depicting HMS Birmingham and produced to celebrate the sinking of the German U Boat U15. ' About dawn on 9 August the light cruiser HMS Birmingham, part of a screen 30 miles ahead of the Grand Fleet, observed through the mist a submarine stationary on the surface. The sounds of hammering coming from the submarine, which was U15, suggested that her crew were trying to repair an engine fault. Birmingham closed the range and opened fire. U15 moved forward slowly, but Birmingham rammed her and cut her in two. U15 sank with all hands. Tray in good, polished condition.
WW1 HMS Royal Oak ephemera grouping. A large and interesting grouping of photographs, documents and letters to P.O. James Hesketh a hostilities only, signaller aboard the Revenge class battleship HMS Royal Oak. Joining the ship in 1916, James was present at Jutland, something mentioned in a letter from a friend. Grouping includes some fine studies of the Royal Oak including the flying of aircraft from the aft-turret, firing broadsides and many group studies of personnel and James himself - most are annotated to the reverse. Record of service, leave forms, cuttings and correspondence etc. are included all contained within a signal register cover. Royal Oak was famously torpedoed by U47 at Scapa Flow in 1939 losing over 800 of her compliment. Interesting grouping that would reward further research.
WW1 Honourable Discharge Certificate - Worcs Regt. WW1 Honourable Discharge Disabled Certificate to 53056 Pte. Cecil Horace Knight Worcestershire Regt. Contained in it's original tube and in clean condition.
WW1 Imperial Casualty Grouping. Dog tag and paperwork concerning a 1914 casualty of the 3 M.G.K. OF J.R.460, Ernst Kurz. Includes an official card from the Prussian War Ministry informing of death and then correspondence from Kurz's father concerning the payment of a pension. Letter also indicates Kurz was awarded an EKI. Worthy of more research, unusual.
WW1 Imperial Court Mounted EKII. Single court mounted WW1 Imperial EKII. Patinated silver frame with contemporary gloss painted centre mounted on a court bow. Good, pleasing condition.
WW1 Imperial fighting knife with damascus blade. High quality Imperial German fighting knife. Featuring a horn handle with silver mounts and a double-edged damascus steel blade. The 18cm blade has a raised ricasso and the damascus steel blade features a prominent pattern with rosebuds to the ricasso and more elongated wave pattern to the blade. Unfortunately lacking a scabbard but never the less a good example of a high quality knife.
WW1 Imperial Fighting Knife. WW1 German fighting knife featuring a 140mm false double edge blade, slab wood grips contained in a steel scabbard. No obvious markings to be found but typical of the plethora of official and unofficial patterns carried by Imperial troops. In good, overall condition with black japanned finish to cross guard and scabbard. Scabbard features a woven fabric belt loop, an economy measure to save leather.
WW1 Imperial Fighting Knife. WW1 Imperial, probably private purchase fighting knife. 15cm blade with a double false edge and a swept cross guard. Softwood grips with applied hand chequering contained in all leather scabbard with integral belt loop. Good, used condition.
WW1 Imperial Fork/Spoon Combination Set. WW1 Imperial Fork/Spoon combination set. Coated steel spoon and fork combination hinged by a rivet to enable closing. Still retaining a large amount of it's original field grau finish with some corrosion to reverse of spoon bowl.
WW1 Imperial German Musician\'s grouping. WW1 Imperial German Musician\'s grouping comprising a Fife, Schwalbennester, and an official Heeresmusikkorps stamp. The Fife is made of black ebony with silver plated fittings and is maker marked \'Gebr.Monnig-Markneukirchen\' and is in excellent condition. The Schwalbennester (Swallow\'s nests) worn on the shoulder, particular to German military musicians are made from coloured wool mounted onto a heavy blanket material with five fixing hooks to the reverse. In excellent, bright and clean condition. To complete the grouping is a hardwood and brass official stamp for \' 1 Heeresmusikkorps 6 \', again in good condition.
WW1 Imperial German Shooting Lanyard. Imperial German lanyard awarded for marksmanship. Woven in Imperial colours of white/black and red and eating an additional acorn indicating higher classification. Reverse of the body has an oilcloth backing with ' 70R ' printed in red, probably a unit signifier. Good, overall condition with some areas of rubbing.
WW1 Imperial Infantry Shoulder Strap. Woollen, sew-in type, Imperial German shoulder strap for the 61st Infantry Regt. Chain stitched numerals on field gray background. In good, used condition with minor nothing to reverse.
WW1 Imperial Infantry Shoulder Strap. Woollen, sew-in type, Imperial German shoulder strap for the 151st Infantry Regt. Chain stitched numerals on field gray background. In good, used condition .
WW1 Imperial Luger Magazine. Good, useable WW1 Imperial German magazine for the 9mm Luger semi-auto pistol. Tinned, steel body with wooden base. serial numbers etc. stamped to bottom of magazine. Strong internal spring.
WW1 Iron Cross II class. A good Imperial EKII with original ribbon. Classic three piece construction with much original lacquer finish remaining. Frame has areas of mild patination where original finish has gone. Clear but difficult to decipher manufacturer ring mark to suspension ring. Very clean example.
WW1 Iron Cross II class. A good, heavily toned example example of an Imperial EKII, which has a nice clear maker’s mark of ' KO ' on the suspender ring, for Konigliches Munzamt of Berlin. It is the typical three part construction with a magnetic iron core with original silk ribbon which has been tacked to create a bow.
WW1 Iron Cross Ist Class. A quality WW1 EK1. In vaulted or convex form with a thin flattened needle type fixing, this cross is of a high quality three piece construction. To underline this quality, this cross is quite light. In excellent condition overall, with light patination to frame and reverse and very minor marks to centre.
WW1 KIA AND MID PAIR. WAR AND VICTORY. PERIOD FRAMED. ENGINEER LIEUTENANT ON 'Q' SHIP HMS PAXTON. A very nice, period framed pair of WW1 medals, consisting of the WAR and VICTORY medal. Center is framed with the Admiralty certificate for his MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES. Below that the original oakleaf spray is mounted on the certificate. The medals and certificate were awarded to ENGINEER LIEUTENANT GEORGE PRESCOTT. He is a MID and KIA. Was killer aboard the HMS PAXTON on 20th May 1917. HMS PAXTON was a 'Q' ship escorting convoys. The PAXTON engaged a U-boat the U-46, but it escaped. Unfortunately to return and torpedo the PAXTON. Most of the crew perished, but a few, including the Captain Cdr. Hewett were saved and taken prisoner by the Germans. A very interesting pair, untouched since the war. I imagine there would be a great deal more research to be done on the Lieutenant, the ship and U-46. A super piece of history.
WW1 King's Liverpool Regt. Grouping - I.O.M. interest. Medal and paperwork to 58647.Pte.W.F.Anderson L'Pool R. Consisting of a War and Victory pair with corresponding miniatures, Honourable Discharge certificate in mount , large mounted photograph showing Anderson with signaller's qualification, small photograph showing Anderson sitting with wounded comrades clearly minus a leg. Also comes with another postcard addressed to him in hospital in 1917 and both birth and marriage certificates showing Anderson to have been born in Castletown and married in Douglas. All items in good condition, certificates a little tatty. Postage will not be cheap due to the large size of the photographs and certificate. Unreseached.
WW1 KOSB grouping. WW1 grouping to 20053 SgtJ.Thomson KOSB comprising silver plated cigarette case with inscription \'Presented to Sgt.J.Thomson by the recruits of G Coy.3rd Battn KOSB on the completion of their training December 1916\', 2 x dogtags , 2 x KOSB shoulder titles, KOSB cap badge and medal ribbons. All in good condition with minor wear,dents etc to cigarette case. Interesting grouping to the King\'s Own Scottish Borderer which would reward further research.
WW1 London Regt. Officer Portrait - identified. Good image of Capt R.G.Warren 9th London Regt. Image showing Warren in a cuff rank tunic with the inscription ' Taken while on leave from France Xmas 1914 ' to the reverse addressed to a Mrs Warren in Kennington.
WW1 Machine Gun Corps medal grouping. WW1 pair to 127321 Pte.J.Duncan MGC. with their original issue box and delivery envelope. Accompanied by dogtags, pair of MGC shoulder titles, MGC capbadge, collar dog and MGC brass and enamel lapel badge ( fittings to reverse absent ), all contained in a Princess Mary tin. Medals and ribbons in excellent fresh condition with all other items in good, used condition. Unresearched and bought in from a house clearance as seen.
WW1 Machine Gunners' Pocket Book. Combination, aide-memoire, notebook and pocket book for the Machine Gun Officer, in this instance ' N.Dawson 128 M.G. Coy ', whose name is pencilled inside the waterproofed canvas covers. Various pencilled notes including unit roster with next of kin, rations, lists of undesirables ? ( 128 Coy were in Mesopotamia for some of their time ) and stores. Aide memoire contains extensive notes and fold out charts on all aspects of machine gun handling including beaten zones, bullet trajectories, ranges, night shoots, stoppages, emplacements including hygiene and first aid. Good overall condition with age related marking, foxing etc.
WW1 Mail Home Imperial M16 Helmet. An excellent example of an Imperial M16 Steel helmet mailed homeby a US soldier. Retaining 95% of it's original paint, inside and out with a stencilled size marking ' 62 ' to inside rim with just visible stamped manufacturer's codes to same location. Leather liner is present and intact with all three pads although string is missing and holes have been pulled through and repairs attempted. Remains of a paper label to outside with a bandage style, typewritten label to inside rim with the address of a Sgt.E.A.Osbourne's mother in Pennsylvania. Excellent, clean example.
WW1 Manual of Field Engineering. Manual of Field Engineering 1911 - Reprint 1914 . Drawing deeply from colonial experience this manual sets out subjects from the setting out of defences, blockhouses, trenches, field ovens and bridging with a section on demolitions and the handling of explosives. 131pgs with extensive plates with sketches , diagrams and plans. Good, clean condition.
WW1 Memorial Plaque - Canadian casualty. WW1 Memorial plaque to Arthur Kennish Brown 6188 1st Bn. Canadian Infantry who was killed on 23/05/1915 and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. Comes with research indicating that Brown, originally from England was killed by shellfire whilst digging a trench forward of the firing line near Festubert. Hit by shrapnel in the head he died immediately and was buried in the trench, his body subsequently being lost. Clean condition.
WW1 Memorial Scroll - Officer casualty 1/4 KOYLI. WW1 Memorial Scroll to 2/Lt.David, Logan, Rickards 1/4 KOYLI who died 19/12/1915 at the age of 32. Rickards DOW as the result of being gassed, he is buried in Bards Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. It is likely Rickards was a casualty of the First German phosgene attack on British troops which took place on 19 December 1915, , at Wieltje north-east of Ypres. Contemporarily framed and glazed, good condition. Comes with CWGC details.
WW1 Memorial Scroll - Officer casualty Yorks Regt. WW1 Memorial Scroll to 2/Lt.William Peter Burkett, Yorkshire Regt.who died 23/04/1918 at the age of 29. Originally from Hackney, he is buried in Ebblinghem Cemetery. Contemporarily framed and glazed, good condition. Comes with CWGC details.
WW1 Mercantile Marine Medal and BWM - Woman Stewardess. WW1 Medal and paperwork grouping to a Miss Elizabeth Connolly of Birkenhead. Mercantile Marine and British War Medal, both with impressed naming accompanied by a Board of Trade entitlement letter and issue authority card also envelope of conveyance and accompanying medal and ribbon envelopes. Miss Connolly is believed to have served on the Ortega which was a 7,970 gross ton passenger ship. Very unusual grouping to a woman - some research.
WW1 MGC Pair - wounded & POW WW1 War and Victory Medal pair to 103342 Pte.William.H.Smith 59th Co. Machine Gun Corps. Smith, originally from Leicester, was posted wounded and missing on 30.11.17, he is subsequently listed in German POW records. Medals in good condition, War Medal, heavily toned , accompanied by various copy records.
WW1 MGC Service Certificate. WW1 Coloured certificate commemorating service in the Machine Gun Corps 1915-18 by 27077 Pte.H.Barrett. Contained in a contemporary glazed frame, certificate dusty. Accompanied by MIC.
WW1 Monmouthshire Regt Officer portrait. A good, sharp plate image of a Lt.Col. in the Monmouthshire Regt. Wearing cuff-rank tunic which bears a medal ribbon ( DSO ? ) and was produced by a Bedford photographer. Clean image,minor foxing to mount.
WW1 N0.20 Mk.I DP Rifle Grenade. WW1 British No.20 Rifle Grenade Mk.I. D.P. This particular example has been converted from a live No.20 grenade by the simple expedient of painting the body white, over the original buff, with the removal of the detonator pocket and striker assembly. Good, original condition. INERT
WW1 National Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge with button hole fixing by Collins of London for an unknown company ( M & S ), \' Engaged on Government Work \'. Undamaged enamel with toned gilt, good example.
WW1 Naval 2Pdr MKI Round. 1916 dated 2Pdr. QF MkI case and projectile by VSM. Complete round with a 1916 dated, cordite filled 40 x 156 brass case with a 2Pdr.MkII HE projectile with a No.166 fusE. Case and projectile profusely marked indicating manufacture by Vickers Son & Maxim for the Navy. In excellent condition with approx. 15% original paintwork to projectile. INERT
WW1 Naval Casualty Memorial Plaque & Trio Grouping. WW1 Trio, 1914/15 Star, War and Victory Medal grouping to 284049 S.P.O..R.N. D.Lonsdale. Petty Officer Stoker David Lonsdale was lost when HMS Hawke was sunk on 15/10/1914. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Chatham Memorial. HMS Hawke, was torpedoed by U9 which had been attacking Hawke's sister ship HMS Theseus as the two cruisers patrolled the North Sea. Hawke exploded after a magazine explosion and sank within 5 minutes with only 4 officers and 70 of her 594 compliment being saved. Lonsdale,originally from Sheffield was one of the casualties. The group consists of the 191/15 Star Trio, with their boxes and Admiralty envelope of transition, Memorial plaque, envelope and cover, Memorial scroll, certificate of condolence from the City of Sheffield, unsigned letter of condolence from Winston Churchill and a mounted memorial photograph of Lonsdale. Also accompanied by a poignant hand written verse given to Lonsdale's widow. Medals in excellent condition, toned overall, paperwork has usual marking, folds, and tears associated with items of this age. Sellotape repair to the Admiralty condolence letter. Accompanied by a small amount of research - warrants a more thorough effort.
WW1 No.3 Mk2 Rifle Grenade. A scarce example of a British WW1 No.3 Mk2 Rifle Grenade. Introduced in 1915 this rodded rifle percussion grenade was made by the Cotton Powder Company under ' Hales's Patent ' serving through the war being made obsolete in 1922. This example in excellent condition with a possible repaint scheme ( if it is, it has been done very well ) with the wind vane collar marked ' The Cotton Powder Co., London, Hales Patent '. The collar has a break ( see photos ) and has been attached for ease of display otherwise an excellent and scarce example. Fully strippable and INERT.
WW1 No.34 Mk.IV British Hand Grenade. WW1 No.34 Mk.IV British Hand Grenade, often referred to as the ' egg grenade '. Introduced in 1918, the Mk 4 differed from it's predecessors by having a flange around the middle to aid grip. This example clearly marked ' No.34.MK.IV ' and manufacturer marked ' W & Co.Ltd ' and dated January 1918. In good, strippable condition. Excellent example. INERT
WW1 No.36M MkI Grenade. A 1918 dated No.36M MkI Grenade. This example has been lightly plated, presumably as a souvenir, all parts, body, plug and lever are marked ' TA & S 1918 ' indicating manufacture by T.Adshead & Sons, Dudley. In excellent, clean condition with some very minor rubbing to some areas of plating. INERT UK postage ONLY
WW1 No.5 Mk.I ' Mills ' Hand Grenade. WW1 No.5 Mk.I Hand Grenade, known more colloquially as the ' Mills '. Good example with traces of a paint finish with a November 1915 dated brass base plug by Falkirk Iron Co.Ltd, Scotland. All parts present and fully strippable. INERT ONLY AVAILABLE within UK
WW1 No.5 Mk.I ' Mills ' Hand Grenade. WW1 No.5 Mk.I Hand Grenade, known more colloquially as the ' Mills '. Good example with traces of a lacquer finish and filling rmarkings. Has a June 1916 dated brass base plug by the Mills Munition Co.Ltd, Birmingham. All parts present and fully strippable. INERT ONLY AVAILABLE within UK
WW1 Norfolk Women's Auxiliary Land Corps Armband. Printed canvas armband for use by the Norfolk Women's Auxiliary Land Corps. This is one of the many ad hoc organisations set up during WW1 to provide aid to the war effort in this case by women land owners and workers. Their organisation was subsequently taken over by the Government organised Land Army. Good, used condition with some light soiling. Scarce.
WW1 O/R's Tank Corps Capbadge. WW1 O/R's Tank Corps brass cap badge with lugs to reverse. . Patinated overall, clean striking. Ref K&K Vol1 1156
WW1 Officer Portrait - Duke of Wellington's Regt. 2 x head and shoulder portraits of Capt. R.P.M.Hue(?)r of the Duke of Wellington's Regt. taken in 1914 by the portrait maker James Bacon & Sons of Newcastle. Good, clear images, mounted on board.
WW1 Officer's Folding Cutlery Set. WW1 period Officer's folding cutlery set. Aluminium grips with nickel spoon and fork and steel knife all locked together until the outer implements are turned through 45 degrees releasing the lock. Presumably manufacturer marked ' ICMR ' to knife and spoon. Good, used condition.
WW1 Officer's Puttees. An unissued pair of Fox's Improved Puttees contained in their original packaging with instructions to reverse. Full length wool puttees with left and right brass buttons and labels showing them to be Fox's Improved Patent of 1909. Excellent condition, outer packaging with minor tears marks etc.
WW1 Official casualty photographs. 15 Official photographs depicting both British and German dead where they fell on the battlefield. Most appear to be unpublished images, all annotated to the reverse, some in considerable detail with map coordinates, dates, locations and nearest British unit. Images are all clear with average size being approx. 16cm x 11cm. Highly unusual and uncommon archive. More images can be supplied on request.
WW1 or WW2 MILITARY STOP WATCH. An unmarked, but in perfect working order, military stop watch dating from the WW1 period? All nickel silver case, white face with black numbers. Large sweep hand for seconds, and smaller, inset dial for minutes. Reverse of case has large War Dept arrow and issue numbers underneath. S 2530. Nice stop watch!
WW1 Ox & Bucks L.I. Souvenir Match Box Cover A popular regimental souvenir of the WW1 period this tin and celluloid match box cover features the badge of the Ox & Bucks L.I. with the regiment in full to the reverse. In excellent, clean condition with some minor marking.
WW1 PERIOD GEORGE V BRITISH OFFICERS NAMED NAVAL SWORD. This is a beautiful British naval officers parade sword complete with it's issue portepee or knot. In addition, the sword is named on the folding clamshell to a C.H.WELTON. I have some research on him and he served as a naval instructor on HMS Ganges in 1913, stayed as a career naval officer and was eventually promoted to a Headmaster Commander in WW2. The sword is in beautiful condition overall, with gilded brass fittings and white ray skin grip. The sword seems to have been made by Wilkinson, but was sold by the famous naval outfitters J. FRIEDEBERG OF PORTSEA ISLAND. This is etched into the blade riccasso. Blade is in near mint condition and it etched with the George V cypher & crown along with anchors and foliage. A great example of a period sword, now over 100 years old! Owned by a naval officer, who served in both WW1 and WW2.
WW1 Period Signal Service Shoulder Title. WW1 period or slightly earlier, British shoulder title for the Royal Engineer Signal service. The RE Signal Service was formed in 1908 and served until 1920 becoming the Corps of Signals. Heavy embroidered title on wool with evidence of having been removed from a uniform with slight loss to top r/h corner and small tear to bottom edge. Scarce early title.
WW1 Personalised Matchbox Cover - Royal Fusiliers. WW1 Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring a portrait of a Private of the Royal Fusiliers with the notation ' with the compliments of Mr & Mrs A.E.Lazarus, Finsbury Park. Good overall condition with some marking etc. Unusual, would reward further research.
WW1 Photo album - K.O.S.B. Territorial Battalion. Small photo album, 39 images apparently showing the officers and men of a territorial battalion of the K.O.S.B. Unfortunately not annotated but appears to be from the period 1914/15 and shows a parade of men in solar topees prior to embarkation. Further images show various officers and men from various units possibly attending a signals course with various images showing use of heliographs and motorcycles. Good, sharp images and would benefit from further research with potentially identifiable buildings, locations etc.
WW1 Photographic portrait - Gordon Highlanders. An excellent study of the Officers of one of the Territorial Battalions of the Gordon Highlanders. Good, clear image approx. 30 x 25 cms showing the men in their cuff ranks with distinctive rank style and with ' T ' designations under their collar badges. Inscribed ' Strathmore Bar ' to reverse, probably taken C1915.
WW1 photographic portrait - Manchester Regt. Photographic image of a 2nd Lieutenant in the Manchester Regt. Identified as ' Eric ' and taken by a photographer based in Hyde. Image size 100mm x 150mm, clean with some marking to mounts.
WW1 Photographic Portrait Welch Regt. Good clear image of a Colonel of the Welch Regt wearing cuff rank tunic, sword and displaying two medal ribbons. Photograph mounted on card in a folder with rice paper protector signed ' Elliott & Fry ', London. Minor foxing to mounts.
WW1 POW Lagergeld - Zitadelle Mainz. 4 x zinc coins/tokens impressed ' Wert Marke Zitadelle Mainz ' in 10 and 50 denominations with Imperial Eagle to obverse. These were used as money within POW camps in this case at the Zitadelle Mainz which was used as an Oflag in both wars. In good, used condition.
WW1 Presentation Vesta Case - Casualty. Silver Vesta Case inscribed ' Bretby War Momento 1914-1919 - T.Fish R.I.P. ' Case carries Chester hallmarks for 1919. Thomas Fish was Pte. 43096 8th Bn South Staffordshire Regt. killed on 12/10/1917 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Fish was previously with the Notts and Derby Regt and served in the Balkans in 1915 before transfer to the Staffords. He was entitled to a 14/15 Star Trio and is also remembered on the Bretby War Memorial. Accompanied by MIC and CWGC details.
WW1 Princess Mary's Gift Tin. An example of the ubiquitous Princess Mary's Gift Tin, but with original contents. Brass box , designed by Messrs Adshead & Ramsey containing 1914 Christmas card in with accompanying small portrait photograph of Princess Mary. Unopened packet of tobacco and opened packet of cigarettes containing all of the original 20 monogrammed cigarettes . Clean, unpolished tin with some very minor marking, altogether an excellent example.
WW1 Prussian belt buckle. . WW1 Brass and white metal Prussian belt buckle. No discernable dates on leather tab which has been rivetted rather than stitched. In good used condition with some marking and toned to the reverse.
WW1 Prussian O/R's Belt Buckle. WW1 Brass and white metal O/R's belt buckle. Two-piece buckle with brass body and soldered white metal centre. Good overall condition with some marking and staining.
WW1 Queens Regt KIA Officer portrait 100 x 150mm plate image of a Captain in the Queens ( Royal West Surrey ) Regiment with ink signature of Eardley Apted. Apted was commissioned into the Inns of Court Regiment in 1915 and was killed on 01/08/1917 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate. Good, clean condition.
WW1 R.A.F. War & Victory Pair. WW1 War & Medal Victory Pair to 64946 2.A.M. L.R.Wood R.A.F. Contained in their original boxes and the original registered envelope from the Medal Section to a Birmingham address. Victory medal mounted for wear, War similarly but missing pin. Accompanied by an enamelled, pin back War medal bar. All items except envelope in excellent, clean condition. Unresearched.
WW1 R.A.M.C. Khaki Drill Tunic. WW1 Khaki Drill jacket or more properly a ' frock ' for wear by a private of the Royal Army Medical Corps. KD material with plain stand collar, shoulder straps with brass ' RAMC ' titles and two box pleated breast pockets. 2 First Aid badges to both arms, 5 button closure with belt supports and the name ' Percy James ' pencilled to the interior. This early pattern of frock is often associated with the Boer War but continued to be worn well into WW1 alongside the modified KD pattern. This tunic is accompanied by several photographs including one showing the tunic being worn and inscribed ' Palestine 1918 ' to the reverse. In excellent condition with minor marks and wear.
WW1 R.F.C. Mk.V Aviator's Watch. 8 Day, non-luminous Mk.V Aviator's watch as issued to the R.F.C. Swiss, 15 jewel movement by Octava contained in a white metal case with hinged movement cover and broad arrow ' A ' marked outer case. Originally a time piece that was mounted on a holder fixed to the aircraft 's instrument panel. In working order and keeping good time. Case patinated overall with bright interior, old repair marks to inside cover and 2.5mm mark to face near the 5. Good, clean example.
WW1 RFC Casualty letter grouping No.3 Squadron. Four letters and their accompanying envelopes sent by Capt Robert John Lillywhte of No.3 Squadron. Lillywhite, nephew of the famous cricketer and founder of the ' Lillywhite ' store in London, gained his Aero Club certificate in 1914 and was involved in Britain's first parachute jump at Hendon in the same year. Joining No.3 Squadron he served in Egypt as a Sgt pilot, returning in 1915 to accept a commission and then to France. With the future ace J.B.McCudden as his observer he shot down ' my first Hun ' in December 1915. He was eventually killed in a flying accident in November 1916 and was buried at Westhampnett. The letters are all addressed to a Miss M Spendlove of Hendon ' My dear pickle May ' to whom he writes about the shooting down of ' my first Hun ' ' photos of the Hun trenches ' and how the flying ' was much better than in Eygpt '. Signing himself as ' Jack ' he also writes from the Meynell Hospital ( for officers ) where he was admitted ' with nerves and heart '. All letters in clean condition with easily legible handwriting with envelopes all of which have the notation ' R.J.Lillywhite ' to top corner. Accompanied by another contemporary letter and various research.
WW1 RFC o/r\'s cap badge. Die struck brass, O/R\'s RFC cap badge . Finely struck, detailed example with both loops intact and uncrushed.
WW1 RFC Officer's collar badges. Matching pair of RFC Officer's service dress collar badges. Good, clean condition with all lugs intact.
WW1 RN 1914/15 Trio - Mine Clearance Service. WW1 Royal Naval Trio to J.25745 J.Hayman A.B. R.N. with die struck white metal Mine Clearance Service sleeve badge. Medals in good condition with contact wear etc., original ribbons. Unresearched.
WW1 RNAS photo negatives. A group of 8 original WW1 2 1/2\" x 3 1/2\" photo negatives of RNAS personnel and associated themes. Accompanied by prints taken from the negatives including good uniform detail, motorcycles, Sopwith Triplane crash.
WW1 RNAS/RAF Medal and paperwork grouping. WW1 War & Victory Pair to 241095 1.A.M.H.Ashford R.A.F.. Both medals come in their original envelopes and boxes with original ribbons and the envelope of transit. Accompanying the group are various items of paperwork including certificate of identity, R.A.F. medal confirmation, Naval prize fund certificates, two photographs, one showing an RNAS group and a1918 newspaper article concerning seaplane carriers. Small amount of accompanying research shows Ashford to have been a toolmaker and fitter from Birmingham who joined the RNAS in 1917 . His previous RNAS service being confirmed by his Naval records and his Naval number F41095 being prefixed by a ' 2 ' on his medals when as a rating being transferred to the RAF in 1918 the ' F ' prefix was dropped and a number ' 2 ' added. Good, clean grouping that would reward further research.
WW1 Roll of Honour - Mather & Platt Ltd., Manchester. WW1 ' Record of the Part Taken by all Employees during the Great War 1914 - 1919 ' Mather & Platt, Ltd., Manchester. Mather & Platt were an engineering company embarked on wide range of war work, from repairing howitzers to the construction of Stokes Mortar Fuzes. This 51pg record has a section on Mather & Platt's war work and a full roll of those employees who served. Casualties are noted along with a roll, unusually of employees serving in the French army and honours. Clean condition.
WW1 Royal Naval Memorial Plaque - 2nd Battle of the Dover Strait. Interesting Memorial Plaque to a casualty on board HMS Broke and the 2nd Battle of the Dover Strait 1917. J/24972 Able Seaman Christopher Frank Samways was a member of the crew of the Faulkner class destroyer HMS Broke. A veteran of Jutland HMS Broke was on patrol with HMS Swift and engaged six German torpedo boats that had bombarded Dover on 21/04/1917. Broke rammed SMS G42 and the two ships locked together whereupon there was close quarters, hand-to-hand fighting as the German sailors attempted to board the ship. Broke, heavily damaged broke free, G42 sunk. It is assumed that Samways was a casualty of the close quarter fighting. Unusual with CWGC details and some research.
WW1 Russian stick grenade. Scarce WW1 Russian grenade designed by Col.Orlov. Galvanised steel body with an inner fragmentation sleeve with a brass sleeve to accomodate a black powder type fuze. The top of the grenade is held in place by two tabs, whilst the body sits on top of a wooden handle. An uncommon example. INERT
WW1 Scots Guards Shoulder Title. Embroidered WW1 shoulder title for use by the Scots Guards. In excellent condition.
WW1 Scout National Service badge. Embroidered yellow on red, WW1 Boy Scouts National Service badge. Worn on the breast of the Scout shirt these badges were awarded to Scouts who performed duties of National Service during the War, often performing the roles of messengers during air raids, war savings drives etc. Good, used condition with clear indication of having been removed from a uniform.
WW1 Shoulder Boards for Officer in 74th Prussian Infantry Regiment A pair of sew in shoulder boards for a Leutnant in the 74th Prussian Infantry Regiment. Good, clean condition.
WW1 Silver Vesta - Henry Maitland Wilson. Silver Vesta case by Asprey hallmarked Birmingham 1916 with sprung hinge enclosing three compartments engraved ' HMW from FWR 48th Brigade, France 1916 '. Coming from the estate of Henry Maitland Wilson who was to become Field Marshall Lord Wilson of Libya, Wilson served in France from 1914 being appointed Brigade Major of the 48th Brigade in the 16th Irish Division. Saw action on the Somme and Passchendale being awardeda DSO in 1917 and three MiDs. This case was carried throughout his military career and is in good, used condition with minor dents and marks.
WW1 Silver War Badge - Northampton Regt & Silver Fob. Silver War Badge, number 70052 awarded to 5389 CSM.H.J.Baker Northamptonshire Regt. Baker was discharged in November 1916 on account of his wounds. Attached to the badge is a hallmarked ( 1914 ) silver fob featuring the badge of the 58th Regt of Foot. Good overall condition, replaced pin and accompanied by some research.
WW1 Somerset Light Infantry Dog tags. Pair of WW1 dog tags, one fibre, one aluminium to 8965 Pte.Henry Millard Somerset Light Infantry on original string. Good, clean condition with some oxidisation to aluminium tag. Copy MIC details included.
WW1 Sopwith Camel seat. Original WW1 Sopwith Camel pilot's seat. Split cane and wood framed seat with leather padded edge. This very rare survivor is in good condition with some very minor damage to the woven cane body. Leather padding has been partially replaced with a modern replacement leaving approx. 35% of the original, originally this seat would have had a leather cushion or squab. PLEASE CONTACT RE POSTAGE-not heavy, but cumbersome.
WW1 Surgical Manual ' War Surgery '. 1915 1st Ed. ' War Surgery ' by Edmond Delorme. 248pgs Important study of the requirements of surgery brought about by bullets, shrapnel and high explosive. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams and b/w plates. Good overall condition.
WW1 Tank Corps Sweetheart Badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back sweetheart badge for the Tank Corps. IN good,clean condition.
WW1 Tank Corps Victory Medal. WW1 British Victory Medal to 69878 Pte.T.Tockrane Tank Corps. In uncleaned condition with original ribbon, some edge bruising and light abrasions.
WW1 Tank photo. German postcard photograph of a knocked out MkIV Male tank. Contemporary German notation to reverse. In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
WW1 Trench Art. WW1 Trench art in the form of a stoup for containing holy water. Formed from an 18pdr shell carrier and a fuze cover and engraved ' Souvenir Ypres 1917 ' with floral and foliage decoration with residual manufacturing codes to component parts. Unusual subject.
WW1 Trench Panorama. 55cm approx, WW1 partial, official British trench panorama photograph. Marked ' Not for Reproduction ' and partially identified to reverse showing trench lines with wire entanglements in foreground, with enemy trenches on the horizon. Has been rolled and has various tears and repairs but scarce.
WW1 Trio - Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. WW1 Trio, 1914/15 Star, War and Victory medal to 2308 Pte.A.Stevenson Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. All medals impressed as issued and in good toned condition with original ribbons. Unresearched.
WW1 Turkish Belt Buckle. WW1, brass and nickel Turkish belt buckle. All the hallmarks of German manufacture with a leather tab. Good overall condition with light wear to high points. CONS/017
WW1 Turkish Cavalry Sabre. Good scarce example with a steel guard, pierced with a star and crescent, chequered horn grips with a thumb groove to the top, a pipe-back blade, approx. 33" in length, this has Turkish markings to the ricasso, complete with its steel scabbard. In good overall condition with traces of a field gray paint finish to scabbard and guard. Minor surface corrosion with a small dent to scabbard.
WW1 Turkish POW made cigarette case. Hand carved wooden cigarette case made by a Turkish POW. Featuring a Turkish design surmounting flags and lances with an ingenious sliding lock. Excellent, clean condition.
WW1 Turkish War Medal 1915 - 18' Gallipoli Star '. WW1 Turkish War Medal 1915 - 18 awarded for distinguished service often referred to as the ' Gallipoli Star ' or ' Eiserner Halbmond ( Iron Crescent ) and often awarded to German troops who fought alongside the Turks. Better quality example being of two piece manufacture with a silvered and enamel finish. Pin fastening to the reverse with manufacturer markings ' BB & Co. '. In good condition with light rubbing to highlights.
WW1 Unit Marked '07 Bayonet with '08 Patt Frog. A 1918 '07 Patt Bayonet by Wilkinson marked to the R.A.S.C. complete with an unblancoed '08 Patt Frog retaining it's helve strap. It would appear that this example has been together for it's entire life, the 1918 manufacture date dovetailing with the RASC marking, the year the Army Service Corps was granted the ' Royal ' prefix. Manufacturer markings lightly stamped but with clear inspection marks to blade and both grips, service number stencilled over other probably manufacturer markings to reverse of frog. Frog patinated overall as are all exposed metal parts to bayonet and scabbard. An excellent, sleepy, untouched example.
WW1 US Notes on the Chemistry of Gas Warfare. Notes on the Chemistry of Gas Warfare for Divisional Gas Officers and Medical Officers. Prepared by the Infantry School of Arms, Oklahoma, this copy is individually numbered, marked CONFIDENTIAL and with the additional annotation ' not to be taken into front line trenches '. 21pgs dealing with the specific chemistry of individual poison gases but also dealing with their specific physiological effects. Good, used condition, ex IWM lib.
WW1 Vickers Machine Gun Poster. Early WW1 poster featuring the .303 Vickers Machine Gun. Approx 47cms x 63cms published by Gale & Polden with exploded views and numbered parts list. The gun featured is the five arch sight bridge version typical of the very earliest issue of Vickers Guns. In excellent condition, has been folded with ink name to reverse.
WW1 Victory Medal - Liverpool Pals Casualty. WW1 Victory Medal to 48088 Pte.Thomas Kirby 19th Btn King's ( Liverpool Regt ). Kirby was killed on 18/02/17 at Agny by a minenwerfer bombardment. Good condition with some staining ( has not been polished ) Accompanied by CWGC and unit diary extracts.
WW1 Victory Medal - Nurse recipient. British WW1 Victory Medal officially impressed ' S.Nurse D.M.Teare '. Clean, fine condition with clean original ribbon. Unresearched.
WW1 Victory Medal - Officer casualty - Liverpool Regt. WW1 Victory Medal to 2.LIEUT.F.MAKINSON 3rd Btn Liverpool Regt. KIA 14/04/1918 and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 3. 2/Lt. Frederick Makinson was attached to the 4th Btn. at the time of his death and had previously served as 10754 Cpl.F.Makinson, unusually returning to his previous regiment on receiving a commission. Excellent, clean condition with MIC and CWGC details.
WW1 WAAC Shoulder Strap. Shoulder strap worn by an o/r or ' member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. The shoulder strap had a coloured central bar denoting their branch of service, in this case red for domestic . WAAC shoulder title attached to start as per regulation. Excellent, unmatched condition.
WW1 War & Victory Pair - Casualty 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy. WW1 War & Victory Pair M1-07629 Pte.George Sibson, 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy, ASC. Originally from Matlock, Derbyshire, Sibson was killed on 14,03,1915 aged 24 and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Contained in their packets of issue and in excellent condition with CWGC and MIC details.
WW1 War & Victory Pair - Ox & Bucks L.I. Boxed WW1 War & Victory Pair to 28002 Pte.John Henry May - OXF. & BUCKS.L.I.. Still in the original envelopes with original lengths of ribbon contained in a named box with the original registered envelope to a Plymouth address. Medals in fine condition with light toning + MIC.
WW1 War Department stamp. As new 1916 dated broad arrow stamp by Hallam of Manchester. Constructed from wood and brass this stamp appears to have never been used. Unusual item.
WW1 War Medal - 14th Hussars. WW1 War Medal to 1808 Pte.W.Leaver 14-HRS. Good, clean condition, lightly toned. Unresearched.
WW1 War Medal - Worcester Yeomanry. WW1 War Medal to 3316 Pte.A.Bache WORC YEO. Good, clean condition, toned overall. Unresearched.
WW1 War Medal, Silver War Badge - S.Wales Borderers. WW1 War Medal to 41903 Pte.W.S.Shopland S.WALES BORD. accompanied by Silver War Badge No.B340481. Both medal and badge in good, clean condiion, toned overall, unresearched.
WW1 West Riding of Yorkshire Special Constabulary Lapel badge. WW1 Gilt and enamel West Riding of Yorkshire Special Constabulary Section Leader lapel badge. Uncommon, impressive badge with horseshoe lapel fitting to reverse. Undamaged enamel, some patination of gilding.
WW1 Willson Service Goggles A pair of WW1, US made, Willson Service Goggles contained in their original tin with accompanying instruction card. Tinted lenses with folding, mesh side panels and adjustable elastic headband. Headband retains elasticity whilst there is some wear to the plush padding to the goggles and side panelling, otherwise in excellent clean condition. Contained in the original tin with a worn Willson logo to the lid.
WW1 Women's Emergency Corps Armband. Heavyweight ribbon material armband printed letters ' Women's Emergency Corps ' with printed manufacturer's details to reverse ( Toye & Co, London ), probably closed and retained by a safety pin.The Women's Emergency Corps was formed in 1914 and was one of largest of the women's organisations involved in the relief of war distress, they involved themselves in every aspect of voluntary war work from help with refugees to the teaching of soldiers. Good condition with some marking. Uncommon.
WW1 Women's Emergency Corps Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel,finback lapel badge for the Women's Emergency Corps .Founded in 1914 by Evelina Haverfield, Decima Moore, and the Women's Social and Political Union to contribute to the war effort in World War I. The Corps later evolved into the Women's Volunteer Reserve. Maker marked ' W.O.Lewis ' to the reverse and in excellent, bright condition.
WW1 Women's Land Army Armband. Cotton-lined, woollen armband with applied felt crown worn by members of the Women's Land Army during WW1. Name ' Mary Stones ' and the number ' 79 ' inked to inside. Good, overall condition with very minor nothing.
WW1 Women's Land Work Lancashire Committee Home Front Badge. An uncommon First World War period ' Women's Land Work Lancashire Committee ' gilt and enamel badge, the reverse with maker's details "W.O.Lewis Howard St B'ham '. Excellent, clean condition, retaining original pin fittings, no enamel damage.
WW1 Women's National Land Service Corps Brassard. In response to chronic manpower shortages that became increasingly apparent as WW1 progressed The Women's National Land Services Corps - later developed into the Women's Land Army - was created in order to bring urban women, usually educated and middle class, into the countryside in the 'lighter' rural roles. As an identifier the women wore a canvas armband or brassard overprinted with the name W.N.L.S.C and in this case with the word ' Flax ' as a signifier of their involvement with a particular crop or speciality. In 1918 the flax harvest was saved by some 3000 volunteers sent out by the Corps. Scarce armband in excellent, used condition.
WW1 \'03 Pattern Holster. Anther probably unissued \'03 Patt holster of the type often issued to tank crew, machine gunners and the RFC. This example in a light tan with clean interior, inspection mark to reverse and dated on retaining strap, in this case \'17.
WW1/WW2 Father and Son Casualty grouping. Poignant Death Plaque and document grouping to a Father and Son who lost their lives in the two World Wars. Plaque and scroll to 241993 Pvt.Joseph Clough 1/5Bn East Lancs who was killed on 28/04/17 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial accompanied by photographs, cards and ephemera. Collection of correspondence, photographs and ephemera to 4912802 Cpl.Harold Clough 1st Btn. South Staffs who was killed in Burma on 11/06/44 and is commemorated in the Taukkyan War Cemetery. A letter to his sister describes how he was killed in an action to take a small village before the battle for Mogaung, North Burma - ' the battalion was engaged in rather a stiff fight for a small village in which the Japanese had intended to make a stand. Your brother was seen to be hit and when his comrades reached him, life was extinct '. Also accompanied by further family ephemera relating to the two and another family member who served in Korea. Worthy of further research. Ephemera varies between excellent to creased and torn but all items are legible.
WW11 RAF Transport Command Cap Badge. Die struck, heavy, silver and enamel cap badge for RAF Transport Command with two screw posts and manufacture marked ' Scully, Montreal '. RAF Transport Command came into being later in the war replacing Ferry Command. Badge, crisp and patinated overall but with some stress marks and minor enamel loss to banner. This is an original badge beware some very good copies of both Ferry and Transport Command badges that seem to be everywhere at the moment.
WW1RFC Sweetheart Badge Attractive silver, tortoiseshell and enamel pinback badge for the Royal Flying Corps. Gilt and enamel RFC emblem laid on tortoiseshell with silver rim. Good used condition.
WW2 Bronze Panzer Assault Badge. Bronze grade Panzer Assault badge by an unknown maker but probably Friedrich Linden with it's vaulted appearance and catch moulded guide lines giving hints to it's origin. Dished, zinc construction with ' C ' form wire catch and steel pin . Generally good overall condition with rubbing of highlights.
WW2 ' Memorial ' Lady's Silver Compact. 1942 Lady's hallmarked silver compact with engraved regimental badges for the Black Watch and the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Linked to these badges are names - John and Tobruk and Lindsay and Slim River. This would strongly suggest either the acknowledgement of a relative's service or more likely the name and place of death of sons or brothers. Potential for research of this poignant item. Good, overall condition with some minor marks.
WW2 11th East Africa Division Formation signs. A pair of WW2, printed and backed examples of the black head of a rhinoceros on a red oval. The 11th.East African Division consisted of elements of the King's African Rifles,and the Northern Rhodesian Regiment,and fought as part of 14th.Army in Burma. In excellent, used condition, nicely backed with JG material.
WW2 15th Infantry Regt. Reserve Shoulder Boards. A matching pair of WW2 German 15th Infantry Regt. shoulder boards for an officer of the Reserve. White underlay on grey indicating Infantry Reserve, with bright gilt numerals. Boards of the sew-in type with signs of use and a smattering of moth to the reverse.
WW2 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry History. C1950 ' 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry - Scrapbook 1939 - 1947 '. 183pgs with chapters by various contributors from pre-War to service in Africa and Italy with 23 Armoured Brigade and 6th Armoured Division. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and colour maps. Good, clean example with original slip case , previously the property of Tpr.J.Stevenson, C Squadron 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry.
WW2 2nd North Staffs BD blouse. 1943 dated BD blouse for a Sergeant in 2nd N Staffs in 2 Inf Bde 1 Infantry Div. Featuring embroidered combination badges, shoulder titles and rank to the sleeves of a Canadian blouse made by J.Elkin & Co. and named to a ' Cpl.Hill 636 ' to inner pocket. Typical of the practice by British soldiers of upgrading their BD blouses to those of Canadian or US manufacture, this particular example has been tailored with added darts to the reverse. Black lanyard to left shoulder. In excellent moth free condition with a 20mm loosening of seam to r/h sleeve. The 2nd N.Staffs formed part of 1st Division, it sailed to North Africa and took part in the Tunisian Campaign. The battalion did not participate in the invasion of Sicily or the initial invasion of Italy but was one of the lead units for the Anzio landings and continued to serve in Italy until January 1945. COMM/JM/WMC02
WW2 31st Independent Brigade Group/ 1st Air Landing Brigade. Painted cloth formation sign. Formed in July 1940. Redesignated 1st Air Landing Brigade Group in 1941 and then on the 10th March 1943 redesignated 1st Air Landing Brigade. This example in good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Glue residue to reverse.
WW2 51st. Infantry Division [Highland] Combination. Late WW II ' Brabant ' woven example of the red "HD" in a circle on a blue background above three red Infantry arm of service strips, affixed to a section of battledress material forming a combination. This division fought in North Africa,Sicilly,and Italy and then joined 21st.Army Group for the invasion of Europe participating in most of the major engagements all the way to Berlin. In excellent, clean condition.
WW2 A.T.S. Grouping. Small grouping of items from a member of the A.T.S. W/174657 Pte.Rhoda, Frances Woodger. Comprising a paybook revealing that Woodger enlisted at Honition in 1942, along with her capbadge, dogtags, brass shoulder titles and lanyard. All items in good, used condition.
WW2 Air Ministry Morphia Tin and Instructions. WW2 Air Ministry Morphia Tin containing original paper instructions and cardboard labels for the notification and administering of morphia. originally contained in aircrew first aid kits or sometimes carried separately, the tin would originally have contained two ampoules with integral needles for administering pain relief to wounded aircrew. Tin in slightly worn condition with paperwork having light storage marks. Uncommon to find with instructions etc.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation sign. Issued printed wartime Airborne Forces formation sign or Pegasus. First introduced in 1942 and designed by Major E.Seago based on the Greek saga of the winged horse Pegasus and his rider Bellerophon. This example has clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform with evident stitching and some marking. Excellent used example.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation signs Printed wartime Airborne Forces formation signs . First introduced in 1942 and designed by Major E.Seago, based on the Greek saga of the winged horse Pegasus and his rider Bellerophon. These examples are in good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
WW2 Airborne Notepaper. Original WW2 Notepaper with Airborne headings. Previously the property of famous actor and 7th Para Bn veteran Richard Todd, these three sheets of original notepaper are headed ' 3rd Para Brigade , 7th Bn (LI ) Para Regt,' and ' HQ 6th Airborne Div. ' In unused condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
WW2 American OSS Machete. An uncommon example of the OSS pattern machete. With a blade form similar to a Burmese Dahl sword with a single edge and double edged tip and weighted towards the tip to produce a more effective slashing stroke. Hilt cast in synthetic black material with chequered panels. Machete contained in a one piece leather scabbard. In excellent, clean condition
WW2 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Plastic Cap badge. Silver-grey plastic cap badge with 2 blades to reverse. Good, clean condition with only very slight deformation. K&K Vol2 2261
WW2 Army Air Corps badge. Die-struck white metal Army Air Corps cap badge as worn by Glider pilots. Both lugs intact.
WW2 ATS grouping. WW2 ATS RASC drivers' grouping to W/49205 Edna,Louisa Smith 586 Coy. RASC ( Command(Mixed)Transport ). Group includes paybook and release book, passes, memos and instructions, also includes cap badge, s/titles, collar ( probably worn above the breast pocket ), sweetheart and driver's qualification badge. All items in good condition with the exception of the drivers badge which is threadbare.
WW2 Australian Artillery Officer's sidecap. KD sidecap for an Australian Artillery Officer. Partially lined with bronze cap badge and bronzed Australian buttons. In excellent, used condition.
WW2 BDM District Sleeve Triangle. District sleeve triangle for West Ruhr-Niederrhein for wear on the BDM uniform. Introduced for wear in 1934 the district triangle was essentially the same design of that used by the HJ but embroidered in white thread instead of yellow. This example machine woven in rayon and in good, used condition showing clear signs of having been removed from a uniform.
WW2 Bomb Reconnaissance manual. 1942 MTP No.45 ' Bomb reconnaissance and Protection against unexploded bombs '. 36pgs with sketch and diagram illustrations outlining the information required to identify, primarily German bombs and their fuzes ( includes Butterfly bombs, incendiaries etc ). Good, clean condition with some light marking to card covers.
WW2 Booklet ' Regimental Badges and Service Caps'. 1941 1st ed. ' Regimental Badges & Service Caps '. 32 pgs showing, in colour , Infantry, Yeomanry, Cavalry and Corps cap badges with attendant coloured FS Caps. Also has small sections on Commonwealth and foreign badges and Arm of Service strips. Good, clean condition, a useful reference. POSTFREE within UK
WW2 British ' Craven ' Brand Cigarette Ration Tin. British WW2 Cigarette ration tin but uncommonly branded for Craven " Plain " cigarettes, most tins identify content only, not brands. Manufactured by Metal Box and in excellent condition with usual minor scratches and dents.
WW2 British 21st army Group RE BD. 1940 Patt. Battledress Blouse for a Captain in the Royal Engineers of the 21st Army Group ( G.H.Q. and L. of C. troops. ). Size 12 , Height 5' 9" - 5' 10", Chest 40" - 41", Waist 35" - 36" dated 1943 and manufacture red by ' W.A. Phelps '. Captain's rank to both shoulder straps, with embroidered RE shoulder titles, printed 21st Army formation signs and RE arm of service strips to both arms. Hand plaited para cord to r/h shoulder . Blouse has had collar lined and faced, with all buttons replaced with domed buttons covered with BD material. Medal ribbons indicating service in Africa and Europe with hints of a previous divisional sign to both shoulders. Unfortunately no indication of a name but BD is in excellent, moth-free condition.
WW2 British 5th Infantry Division Helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet with a size 7 MkII liner by Briggs Motor Bodies featuring a 5th Infantry Division symbol to one side. Khaki textured exterior finish now worn smooth with faded divisional symbol, a white Y on a red square, to one side. Good, overall condition. 5th Div were a very busy Division starting service with the BEF in 1939 in France, ending up in Belgium in 1945 via Norway, Madagascar, India , Eygpt and Italy.
WW2 British Airborne jump qualification wing. WW2 Airborne jump qualification wing. Embroidered to produce a relief with stylised feathers, the parachute in similar relief . The wings embroidered directly onto a shaped khaki wool backing with clear signs of having been removed from a uniform. In excellent, used condition with one piece of moth damage to top border of wing approx. 10 o'clock position. Good wartime variant.
WW2 British Airborne jump qualification wing. WW2 Airborne jump qualification wing. Embroidered to produce a high relief with stylised feathers, the parachute in similar relief . The wings embroidered directly onto a khaki wool with cheesecloth type backing , probably unissued. Excellent condition with one small moth nip to lower left . Good wartime variant.
WW2 British Anti-Gas Documents Wallet. British, 1940 ( ? ) dated anti-gas wallet used to contain documents, personnel effects. In good, supple condition with a few very minor tears. Manufacturer marked and dated, but a little indistinct.
WW2 British Anti-Gas Spectacles. WW2 issue MkIII prescription spectacles for use when wearing the gas mask. Introduced in 1939 the MkIII had flat arms to avoid fouling or damage to the side of the gas mask whilst in wear. Good, used condition contained in the original metal case with original instruction label. Owner's details have been removed from the label in the lid.
WW2 British Armoured Arm of Service Strips. 5 x pairs of embroidered arm of service strips for armoured troops. Cut from a role these strips featured the armoured colors red and yellow embroidered onto khaki wool. In excellent unissued condition with one moth nip between the bottom pair of strips.
WW2 British Army Jungle pullover Superb condition example of the British Army Jungle pullover that was designed as part of the improved scale of equipment issue from 1944. Complete and undamaged with a 1945 dated manufacturer\'s label, in this case \'Warnorm\' by J.B.L.& Sons. In a good large size (Size 3). Some minor storage stains that look that they might well wash out.
WW2 British Beja Battle badge. Original unofficial WW2 British Beja Battle badge, stamped out in white metal in the shape of a shield with a raised edge. The centre is covered with a dark red felt and mounted on it in white metal is a Tiger tank pierced by Crusader's sword (the sign of the First Army) and small plate bearing the single word 'BEJA'. The badge measures 2 inches by 2¾ inches and has a pin brooch fastening on the back. Created by the C.O. of 172nd Field Regiment R.A., in recognition of the achievement of his men in their baptism of fire where men from the regiment were instrumental in halting and destroying the advance of a German armoured group. In recognition of their courage and bravery he personally designed and subsequently had made by Arab craftsmen in Tunis, a badge to commemorate the battle. It was awarded mainly to those members of the Regiment who were in the gun crews, command Posts and OPs at the time of the battle. The exact number of badges awarded is uncertain but it was less than two hundred although it is known that a few at least were also probably bought from the makers by members of the 5th Hampshire's. This unofficial badge was worn without too much regimentation either above the right breast pocket of the Battle Dress Blouse or on the right sleeve below the badge of the 46th Division. In good, worn condition, slightly dusty but otherwise excellent. Scarce.
WW2 British Beret - Armoured Personnel. 1944 dated, size 6 7/8 black beret for use by armoured troops. Clearly manufacturer marked ' British Beret Basque Ltd ' and dated 1944 with WD inspection marks. Probably unissued/lightly used and in good, clean condition.
WW2 British Beret - R.A.C.. 1945 dated, size 6 3/8 black beret for use by Royal Armoured Corps troops. Clearly manufacturer marked ' Kangol Wear Ltd ' and dated 19445with WD inspection marks. Probably unissued/lightly used and in good, clean condition. Priced to allow for the small size.
WW2 British Chaplain's insignia grouping. Grouping of insignia to a WW2 British chaplain. Consisting of an embroidered shoulder title , cloth chaplain's rank pips and three blackened bronze pips, five pressed wood/bone Chaplain's buttons and finally two cast bronze Chaplain's collar dogs both with indistinct manufacturer's marks. All in excellent condition.
WW2 BRITISH COMMERCIAL FIGHTING KNIFE. As well as the famous 'Fairburn-Sykes' fighting knives, there were commercial spin-offs avaialble to purchase from other military stores and private suppliers. This is one of these. Looks similar in design to the FS, with stilletto type blade in blued forged steel. Grip is similar in shape but is made of rings of pressed leather with 4 brass ring inserts.. Brass round pommel. Thin oval crossguard. Scabbard is brown leather and thick in design. Has cross loop and stud around top of dagger grip. Female side of loop has pulled through. Scabbard has belt loop slits, or could be stiched to uniform/equipment. Nice period, variation knife. Very similar to a WWII Fighting Knife made by Southern & Richardson.
WW2 British Corporal's stripes. Original pair of WW2 stripes for the rank of Corporal. Excellent, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
WW2 British Escape Map - China, Formosa. Double sided map for use in Allied aircrew and special forces' escape packs. This particular map 44/N and 44/O covers China and Formosa ( Taiwan ). In excellent, probably unissued condition.
WW2 British Escape Map 43/K British, Silk escape map 43/K covering south west France and North East Spain to one side and North Portugal and North west Spain to the other crucially showing borders. Stored folded with other RAF paperwork which has slightly bled on to one small area. Two minor holes on one fold otherwise clean.
WW2 British Escape Map K3/H2 North Africa. Double sided map for use in Allied aircrew and special forces' escape packs. This particular map K3/H2 covering North Africa including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Italian Libya and Spanish Rio De Oro. In excellent, probably unissued condition.
WW2 British fly button compass Another of MI.9's escape and evasion aids, a compass formed from an ordinary brass service fly button. One button swings on top of the other, pointing due north, luminous. In good condition with some oxidation. Still in working order
WW2 British G.S. Beret. 1945 dated British G.S. Beret. In lightly used condition with no evidence of having had a badge fitted, the beret is clearly dated and manufacturer marked J.Collett Ltd, size 7 1/4. Excellent, moth-free condition with very minor marking to interior.
WW2 British G.S.T.P. Pocket Watch - Jager le Coultre WW2 British General Service Time Piece by the prestige maker Jager Le Coultre . Nickelled case with snap bezel and back marked ' G.S.T.P.319873 ' with a broad arrow .15 jewel Swiss made movement signed Jager le Coultre which appears to keep good time. Good clean movement, with wear to case through use.
WW2 British G.S.T.P. Pocket Watch. WW2 British General Service Time Piece by Waltham . Nickelled case with screw off bezel and back marked ' G.S.T.P.273288 ' with a broad arrow, 9 jewel Waltham 16s movement which appears to keep good time. Good clean movement with wear to rear of case through use. Comes with a fob chain.
WW2 British G.S.T.P. Pocket Watch. WW2 British General Service Time Piece by an unknown maker . Nickelled case with snap bezel and back marked ' G.S.T.P.023161 ' with a broad arrow and ' S '.15 jewel Swiss made movement which appears to keep good time. Good clean movement, with wear to case through use, with initials ' J F ' scratched to reverse.
WW2 British Handbook for the 3.7 Handbook for Ordnance QF 3.7-inch,MkII on Mounting 3.7-inch AA,MkII Land Service pub. HMSO 1940. 188pgs in stiff card covers with 28 fold out plates, some in colour. In good, used condition with slightly grubby boards but contents clean and plates intact.
WW2 British Manual ' Fresh Target '. 1943ed. British manual ' Fresh Target '. Printed by M.E.F. this 286pg manual outlines much of the enemy equipment likely to be encountered by Allied forces. Covering everything from tanks and artillery to lorries and individual weapons each item is described alongside a b/w photograph. Includes a section on Italian equipment. Good, used condition with marking and minor tears to striking covers featuring a Tiger tank.
WW2 British Mk III Prismatic Compass. Standard WW2 British MkIII Prismatic Compass. In excellent, clean and working condition with, as usual an air bubble, but it's condition makes up for this fault. Manufacturer marked J.H.Stewart Ltd., Strand, London and as such probably supplied to an officer.
WW2 British Naval ' Normandy ' casualty medal group. Medal grouping to P/O.Leonard Bayley of the destroyer HMS Boadicea. Bayley was killed when Boadicea was sunk by German aircraft on 13/06/44 when in support of the Normandy landings. Grouping in it's original box with a Middlesborough address and original named award slip. Group consists of a 39-45 Star, Africa Star with N.Africa bar, Atlantic Star bar France and Germany and War Medal. All with original ribbons with bars mounted onto ribbons. All medals in good condition, toned overall.
WW2 British Naval Officer's Cap Wreath. A good example of the all metal, economy cap wreath as worn by British Naval officers during WW2. This pattern helped alleviate shortages of the bullion used in the traditional pattern. Good, clean condition with rich crimson velvet to crown.
WW2 BRITISH NAVAL OFFICERS TUNIC AND SERVICE CAP-NAMED. A good condition WW2 British naval officers blue tunic and service cap named to a Leiutenant Commander NJH BONNER 1819. There is a named Gieves makers label on inside pocket. Jacket is in excellent overall condition with no damage or moth. This is a well decorated member of the navy as seen from his medal ribbons, and saw action in several theatres of the war. He obviously served well beyond the end of the war in fact up until 1953, as he has the Queen's Coronation medal. Orders are as follow- OBE.DSC. 39-45 star. Atlantic star. Africa star. Burmah star.39-45 war medal. Naval GSM amd Queens Coronation medal. Would be well worth some reserce on this officer. comes complete with a WW2 Officers service peaked cap. It is not named to him, but came with the jacket from the same source and is from the same taylor Gieves.
WW2 British No.4 Mk.I bayonet. Original British No.4 Mk1 cruciform bayonet introduced in November 1939 for the No.4 Rifle. Clearly stamped with Royal cypher, designation and SM for Singer Manufacturing.. Complete with correct No.4 Mk1 scabbard. Excellent overall condition, clean, with the majority of the original black finish, some minor denting to scabbard.
WW2 British Officer's Shirt and Collar. Large, size 17 collar, WW2 British Officers' cotton shirt. Made by ' Van Heusen ' to be sold ' only to members of H.M.Forces ' , shirt in good clean condition with accompanying detachable collar. Some wear to cuffs, otherwise in good condition.
WW2 British paper \'Goolie Chit\'. WW2 muti-lingual British \'Goolie chit\'. Single sided, multi-coloured, printed on paper chit with six European languages under a Union flag and Royal cypher. Originating from the later stages of the War, the chit offers a reward for providing assistance and helping to defeat \'the common enemy\'. In good, clean condition with fold marks and some marking to the reverse.
WW2 British pattern time pencil. WW2 British pattern time pencil as issued to Auxiliary Units. This alloy, copper and brass example has a good deal of it's original finish complete with green band markings indicating 4 - 6 hours delay. These early British pattern delays are very scarce compared with later patterns and this example is complete but INERT.
WW2 British Paybook/document anti-gas wallet. Uncommon WW2 British anti-gas wallet produced with the intention of protecting the AB64 or paybook and other small personal documents. In excellent, dry condition with minor tears to corner folds and contemporary strengthening to flap with no visible date.
WW2 British plastic Parachute Regt badge Good WW2 British plastic badge for the Parachute Regiment. Very little distortion and with both blades intact, a nice crisp unfaded example.
WW2 British Pocket Watch-Waltham. WW2 Waltham Model 1609 pocket watch. US manufactured watch approx.1943/44, nine jewel movement contained in a chromed case with screw on back and bezel. Broad arrow marked to reverse with serial number and stores number 0552/520-8049 indicated probable Royal Naval use. Good clean condition and in working condition appearing to keep good time.
WW2 British Pull Switch No.4 MkI. Unissued British WW2 Pull Switch No.4 Mk.I contained in it's original greased paper wrapping with an igniter and rubber cover. This was standard equipment for Special Forces, SOE, engineers etc for use in booby traps , demolitions etc. Excellent, unissued condition. INERT
WW2 British Pull Switch Tin. 1942 dated tin container for the British Switch No.1,Pull,Mark I as used by special forces, SOE etc. Lid has filling details, lot number and date in clear yellow stencilling. Good, original condition with some minor corrosion, more uncommon than the items they originally contained
WW2 British R.A. Battledress - British troops in Norway. 1940 Patt Battledress Blouse, 1943 dated, to a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery serving with the British troops in Norway probably attached to 1st Airborne Division. With many of the Division drawn from 21st Army Group , from where the owner of this tunic probably originated, the Division went into Norway on 9th May 1945. A size 6 tunic by the Town Tailors Ltd fitting a 5' 5" - 5' 6" with a 33 - 34ins chest with good clear label and issue stamps. Embroidered RA shoulder titles, felt RA arm of service stripes and a handed pair of printed ' British Troops in Norway ' formation signs to both sleeves and red backed pips to the shoulders. In generally clean condition with some very minor areas of moth nibbles and one invisible darn to r/h shoulder. Good original unmessed with tunic.
WW2 British RA/CMP photo album - I celand, Holland and Germany. WW2 British photo album with 220+ b/w photographs outling an officers service with the RA in Iceland through OCTU to 76 Co.CMP. The images include US landings in Iceland, Churchill's visit to Reykjavik, in training with motorbikes and then Europe in 1945. Shots in Holland and ending up at Hamburg with pictures of surrendering Germans, bomb damage, bunkers, tanks and personnel. All images annotated in a well presented album with some staining to exterior of album boards.
WW2 British RAF 165 Squadron Crest. WW2 period RAF Squadron crest for No.165 Squadron. Cast from hard plaster and hand painted with integral hanging loops to reverse. 165 Sqn. formed in 1918 but saw no service, reforming in 1942 it flew Spifires until disbanded in 1946. In good overall condition with minor edge chips.
WW2 British Royal Fusiliers printed shoulder titles. Pair of unused WW2 printed shoulder titles for the Royal Fusiliers. Typical set produced for the British forces by Calico Printers Association Ltd.
WW2 British Shoulder Titles - Green Howards Pair of wartime printed shoulder titles for the Green Howards. Excellent unused condition with glue spots to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
WW2 British Signals Bush Hat. British, WW2 felt bush hat for a member of the Royal Signals. Approx. size 7 with maker's details, sizing etc now obscured through wear, named to the inside to a Sgt. N.H.V.Lowe. Royal Corps of Signals badge to turn up backed by Signal's backing. Good overall condition with some minor areas of light mothing, chinstrap present but needing repair.
WW2 Calthrop / tyreburster. Large ( 11cm ) WW2 Calthrop / tyreburster as used by the OSS. Similar in pattern to the smaller types ( see item 5905 ), sheet steel construction spot welded together. Primarily used as area denial weapons, dfor use on roads and airfields to prevent use by wheeled traffic. Good overall condition.
WW2 Calthrop or Tyreburster. WW2 'Christmas Tree' pattern, steel calthrop or tyreburster. Probably of American design, this type was airdropped over Luftwaffe airfields and roads from late1944 and was designed to present a point or cutting edge whichever way it landed. This example has approx. 65% original green finish with an impressed 'L' on one face with some minor confusion.
WW2 Canadian 2nd Infantry Division Officer's Divisional Signs. A Pair of WW2 Canadian 2nd Infantry Division Officer's Divisional Signs. Heavy gold bullion wire embroidery on blue fine wool backing. Evidence of having been removed from a uniform, good, used condition.
WW2 Canadian Women\'s Army Corps badge. Bimetal capbadge for the Canadian Women\'s Army Corps. Worn on the \'ski\' type cap, in good clean condition with both loops and fixing pin.
WW2 Casualty group Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Group of four to 2984651 Pvt. John Lamont Spiers Penman of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders KIA 01/08/1943 and buried in Catania War Cemetry, Sicily. Grouping indicates service in Africa with the award of the 1st Army Bar to the Africa Star. Brief research, but not confirmed, that Penman might have been with the 8th Battalion who sustained casualties on 31/07 and 01/08 in the Battle of Centuripe near Catania. Group comes with named award slip in it's original box with a Falkirk address and original medal envelopes. Good overall condition.
WW2 Casualty Medal Grouping HMS Naiad. Medal Grouping to Able Seaman C/JX 178861 Robert Barker of Murton County Durham who was killed in action on 11/03/42 on board HMS Naiad. HMS Naiad was a Dido-class light cruiser , built by Hawthorn Leslie and Company (Hebburn-on-Tyne, UK), with the keel being laid down on 26 August 1937. She was launched on 3 February 1939, and commissioned 24 July 1940. She was sunk by the German submarine U-565 south of Crete with 77 of her ship's company lost including A/S Barker. Medals, 39-45 Star, Africa and War Medal contained in original envelopes with ribbon, named condolence slip in original box addressed to Murton County Durham. In good, clean condition.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs. A good pair of used examples. Red eagle, Tommy Gun and anchor embroidered on navy wool ' tombstone " that have been cut and shaped into ovals The badge was designed in 1942 by Lieutenant D.A. Grant RNVR. In excellent unmothed condition with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform..
WW2 Combined Operations Tombstone formation signs. Two printed tombstone Combined Operations formation signs. The badge was designed in 1942 by Lieutenant D.A. Grant RNVR and these heavily used examples are accompanied by a photograph of their original owner Royal Marine Stanley William Hartland taken in 1943. Good, used examples.
WW2 Croatian Naval Legion badge. Silvered brass and enamel pinback Croatian Naval Legion badge. This scarce award was awarded to the original 900 officers and men who formed the 'Naval Legion' a naval expeditionary force who manned an improvised fleet within the German Kriegsmarine. The Legion was absorbed into the Croat Navy on it's inception following the collapse of Italy. Veterans were awarded this badge with the words 'Croat Naval Legion' around the wreath with the date 1941 superimposed on a white enamelled anchor surmounted by the checkerboard shield of Croatia. In good condition with light wear to highpoints and slight twisting and denting of wreath , coke bottle type pin intact. A scarce award to one of the Foreign Legions of the Third Reich.
WW2 DAF Werkschar Buckle. Die struck aluminium buckle for the Deutsche Arbeits Front. Separate, soldered catch with steel roller with drawn prongs. Faintly manufacturer marked RZM M4/30 cast into leading edge of reverse. Excellent, clean condition.
WW2 DJ Grouping. Grouping of items from a member of the Deutsche Jungvolk. Comprising two b/w photographs showing a DJ member in uniform. a late pattern, printed armband with evidence of having been stitched to a uniform and finally an unused DJ shoulder strap from Jungbann 253 from Lahntal. Strap has RZM and original price label to reverse and would appear to be unissued but does have some slight mothing, all other items in good, clean condition.
WW2 Early Issue W.R.N.S. Cap. Uncommon early issue WW2 W.R.N.S. Cap. Based on the WW1 design, the cap was resurrected for the reformed W.R.N.S. service in 1939 with some alteration. Constructed in cotton twill with a multi-panel body and a heavily stitch reinforced brim with loops to carry a standard ' HMS ' tally and lined to the interior. These caps were quickly replaced by the more commonly encountered soft cap but continued to be issued until stocks were exhausted and appear in photograpic evidence well into the War. This example in good, used condition with traces of face powder to the lining and bearing a name tape with evidence of two names. Scarce item.
WW2 East Riding Yeomanry Grouping. A large grouping of paperwork and insignia to Major Edmund Joseph Scott TD, East Riding Yeomanry. Scott an Ampleforth scholar, saw service in the BEF before seeing service with CMF and then in the Middle East. He is also believed to have served in Greece and Europe. The grouping is centred around an excellent watercolour of Scott,drawn as an ' expression of gratitude to our liberators ', 2 x British Forces photo identities ( 1 x CMF, 1 x Middle East ), WW2 East Riding Yeo. history, numerous photos of armour, Shermans and Greyhound armoured cars. Various pieces of military ephemera included, letters etc with miniature medals, some insignia, large quantity of rank pips, East Riding Yeo buttons, 2 x ER Yeo. collar dogs and others. There is also a quantity of pre war paperwork, birth certificates etc along with various post war regimental assoc. etc material. An interesting grouping that would reward further research.
WW2 East Riding Yeomanry History. 1946 1st ed. ' Europe Revisited ' - the East Riding Yeomanry in the liberation of Europe and the defeat of Germany. 98pgs, b/w illustrations, fold out maps and roll of honour. Concise wartime history of a Sherman armed armoured regiment. Good, clean condition.
WW2 East Riding Yeomanry Medal Group. WW2 medal group to 7896980 CpTpr.J.W.Best E.Riding Yeo. Includes 1939-45 , France & Germany Stars, Defence and War Medals and a Territorial Efficiency Medal . All medals in good condition with TEM lightly toned with some minor edge knocks. The 1st Battalion of this unit was equipped with Sherman DD tanks, landing on D Day and fighting through Normandy as part of 27th Armoured Brigade. It moved on to 33rd Armoured for the fighting into Belgium and Holland and ended up as part of 79th Armoured equipped with Buffalos for the crossing of the Rhine. Worthy of further research.
WW2 Eastern Peoples award 1st class in gold with swords A WW2 Eastern Peoples award 1st class in gold with swords. Gold washed zinc construction with block hinge and flat wire retaining hook. In good, used condition, some defamation of pin from wear and wear to highpoints.
WW2 EK II ringmarked ' 4 '. Iron Cross Second Class by Steinhauer & Luck of Ludenscheid carrying the ringmark ' 4 '. Excellent, clean example with undamaged core and bright frame that is now with a pleasing patination. Incuse relief maker's code to suspension ring accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
WW2 EKI - Funcke & Bruninghaus WW2 pinback EKI, LDO marked ' L/56 ' for the maker Funcke & Bruninghaus. Steel core with silvered frame and block and barrel hinge and flat wire catch with tapered pin with LDO number stamped to the outside face. Patinated finish to silvered parts with rubbing of finish to highpoints of the core. Good, overall condition.
WW2 EKI - unmarked. WW2 pinback EKI, . Steel core with silvered frame and block and barrel hinge and flat wire catch with tapered pin . Patinated finish to silvered parts with the date 13, XII, 43 scratched to the reverse. Good, overall condition.
WW2 Escape Map - ' Zones of France '. WW2 Escape Map ' Zones of France - second edition Mar.1944 '. Printed on Viscose Rayon or ' Bemberg silk ' this single sided 1:2,000,000 scale map was on widespread issue to many of the airborne forces involved in the Normandy invasion. In excellent condition, still in it's original folded state.
WW2 FANY Beret. A good example of a beret worn by a FANY Officer. Fine serge with bronzed badge with a silk style lining sporting a Scott & Co label announcing ' Official W.T.S. ( F.A.N.Y ) '. Name tag ' Rita Mackillop ' to interior with a number in stitches applied to the headband. In excellent, clean condition with only very light wear.
WW2 FANY Cap. A good example of a cap worn by a FANY Officer. Fine serge with bronzed badge with a silk style lining sporting a Scott & Co label announcing ' Official W.T.S. ( F.A.N.Y ) '. In excellent, clean condition with only very light wear.
WW2 FANY shoulder title. Embroidered shoulder title for the Women\'s Transport Service. From it\'s earlier war involvement with the ATS the FANYs became inextricably linked to SOE after an accidental selection of two members by Col. Gubbins. This example, clearly having been removed from a uniform is in good, unmothed condition.
WW2 Far East POW Group. Small grouping to 4976475 L/Cpl.L.Ollerenshaw 1/5 Batt Sherwood Foresters. Comprising 39/45 and Pacific Stars, War Medal and Territorial Efficientcy Medal ( Pte ), King's Badge , Notts & Derbys cap badge, 1939 Regimental Postcard and three POW letters. It would appear that Ollerenshaw served in France before heading to Singapore in October 1941 as part of 18 Div. He was captured there in 1942 with the other members of 1/5th Sherwood Foresters and ended up in No.4 POW Camp Thailand.
WW2 Feldmutze Cap Emblem. Artificial cellulose silk M36 type national emblem for use on the Wehrmacht feldmutze. BeVo type construction, cut from a roll and unused. Excellent condition, slightly dusty reverse.
WW2 Formation signs - British Reinforcement Centre ( India ). Facing pair of printed WW2 formation signs for the British Reinforcement Centre ( India ). This was an organisation established for the training of reinforcements on arrival in India before being deployed to the fighting divisions. Good, used condition, slight fading with evidence of having been attached to a uniform.
WW2 Free French Air Force F.A.F.L. Pilot's Wing Supporters Badge. WW2 gilt and enamel "F.A.F.L." (Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres) pinback badge. Cross of Lorraine shield on red, white and blue enamel, mirroring the design of wing worn by pilots only smaller . Excellent condition, with, no damage to the enamel.
WW2 Free Norwegian Forces hallmarked silver cap badge. WW2 Free Norwegian Forces 1943 hallmarked silver cap badge. Die-cast example bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Within an oak wreath, crowned cypher of King Haakon VII JRG&S (JR Gaunt and Sons). Patinated overall.
WW2 G.S.T.P. by Jaeger-Le-Coultre. A text book example of a pocket watch with a movement of the highest possible grade being used to fulfil a specific military requirement, this ' General Service Trade Pattern ' by Jaeger-Le-Coultre fulfils this criteria. Nickelled brass case marked to reverse ' GS/TP P47733 Broad Arrow, with white dial retaining it's luminous indications to 3, 6, 9 and 12 and both hands. Case contains a fifteen jewelled calibre 467/2 movement which was entirely produced in-house by Jaeger Le Coultre in Le Sentier. Introduced in 1943 the movement carries the signature “Jaeger LeCoultre, Swiss Made” on the bridge, with the calibre number stamped next to the balance wheel, it appears to be running perfectly. Slight rubbing to case but with a clean , undamaged dial this is an excellent example.
WW2 German 1st Patt Police cap badge. Die struck, white metal, 1st pattern (1934) Police cap badge for wear on the visor cap. In good, clean condition with both fixings pins to reverse.
WW2 German 2nd Patt. Troppenhelm. German WW2 second pattern pith helmet. Olive drap felt construction with field gray chinstrap and rim strengthening. Aluminium pith helmet eagle and national colour shields, red felt lining with a leather headband marked with size, 56 , maker marked ' M 'and date 1942, penned initials to sweatband. Shows signs of light use with some very minor dents and abrasions.
WW2 German 30mm MK108 Cannon shell. A scarce example of a WW2 German 30mm MK108 aircraft cannon round. Short, lacquered steel case with large capacity, thin walled ( Minengeschoss ) HE/T projectile with separate fuze. Projectile still retains some original finish with a green ring indicating a green coloured trace and stamped markings. Case, projectile and fuze with various inspection, manufacturer's and date ( 1944 ) marks. Generally in good condition with some areas of corrosion. Scarce aircraft round as used in aircraft such as the Me262.
WW2 German award bar stickpin. German WW2 stickpin bar with awards EK, Russian Front and Wound Badge. In good, clean condition.
WW2 German BeVo Cap Cockades. Acquired as a part of a larger group of modest bring back items these are a number of BeVo national cockades for use on the side or ski cap. All unissued, some folded to shape and most with a number ' 79 ' stuck to the reverse. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK.
WW2 German boxed 25 years faithful service cross. An excellent example of a cased 25 years faithful service cross with polished highlights and frosting and undamaged bright enamel. Cornflower blue ribbon with pin fastening. Card case with a manufacturer's label for ' Wachtler & Lange ' with slight rubbing to corners and edges.
WW2 German Cathode Ray Tube. WW2 Wehrmacht marked Cathode Ray Tube. CRTS were used in everything from oscilloscopes to radar displays. This example is 1943 dated with an i.d. label giving it's type as a DG 7-2, contained in it's original carton. Unknown as to it's working status. Unusual
WW2 German chemical warfare manual. 1943 German manual entitled \' Kampstoff-verletzungen\', Deals, essentially with all aspects of chemical warfare with chapters dealing with gases, their effect, deployment and likely treatments. 105pgs including tabulated information and formulae. In good, clean condition.
WW2 German Customs' Officers shoulder boards. Matching pair of shoulder boards for an officer of the German Customs Officials. Removable pattern of shoulder board mounted with white metal Gothic-styled letters RFV ( Reichsfinanzverwaltung ). In excellent, moth free condition.
WW2 German daybadge. One piece, alloy daybadge for \'Gautreffen Gauwestf.nord - Juli 1935\'. Solid, struck construction with pin fixing to reverse. Good, clean condition with slight rubbing to highlights.
WW2 German dress bayonet. A good, clean example of an O/R's dress bayonet ( 25cm blade ) with original lightweight frog and correct knot. No makers marks to either bayonet or frog. Bayonet has fully functioning catch with mortice filled with red felt indicating artillery with good, clean knot with some very minor fraying. Plating in bright undamaged condition with usual wear to scabbard. Over 18 only.
WW2 German Egg Handgrenade. WW2 German Eierhandgranate 39 with the later ring modification to enable suspension form equipment. Complete with B.Z.E. friction type igniter which is three letter manufacturer coded and dated 1940. Igniter is complete with cord . This example was recovered from a fresh water lake in Austria and is in good, stable and complete condition with some minor pitting. INERT Available within UK only.
WW2 German Fallschirmjager M38 Camouflage Helmet. Mid WW2 M38 Fallschirmjager Camouflage Helmet. 71cm shell by ET ( Eisenhuttenwerke, Thale ), clearly marked to rim as is the production lot number 5073 with a size 59 liner by Heisler, Berlin. Black padding material as opposed to the tan colour found on early specimens with size and manufacturing details printed to leather liner. Liner showing signs of use with staining and darkening but no apparent application of leather products. Chinstrap intact apart from where the buckle was joined which has been cut ( buckle still present ), not unusual when liberating souvenirs. Some cracking and evidence of contemporary repairs/strengthening. Vented spanner bolts retaining the second pattern liner with a two tone painted camouflage covering approx. 60% + of the shell. The helmet appears to have been tan initially and then a green brush effect dragged over the surface, some paint to interior rim . Where the paint is missing the surface has taken on a rust coloured patina.
WW2 German Fireman's dress bayonet. A good example of a dress bayonet worn by fire personnel with the ' S ' quillion. 25cm length, unmarked blade in clean, bright condition with leather washer. Bright nickel hilt with minor wear to plating with light wear to scabbard which retains 95%+ original paint finish.
WW2 German Heer belt and buckle. Two piece, die struck WW2 Heer belt buckle with 1943 dated, manufacturer marked, size 85 leather belt. Buckle in excellent, crisp condition with slight surface corrosion to steel roller and one tab to reverse missing (buckle centre not loose), no discernible manufacturer markings. Belt leather in good supple condition with manufacturer marking \'AUG.SCHWAN???? AACHEN 1943\' to one end and size marking \'85\' to the other. Good, honest example.
WW2 German Heer Belt Buckle. One piece steel belt buckle for use by the Wehrmacht Heer. Not maker marked but has attached leather tab with the makers ' Dicke Berlin ' and date 1941 impressed. Has approx 70% original green finish overall with the usual wear to high points with pencilled ownership details to tab ( a Gefr. Re....? ) . Appealing buckle.
WW2 German Heer Belt Buckle. One piece steel belt buckle for use by the Wehrmacht Heer. Maker marked ( I/H?KA40 ) with attached leather tab with the makers ' Jul.Kremp, Ludenscheid ' and date 1940 impressed. Has approx 85% original green finish overall with the usual wear to high points. Good example.
WW2 German late war breast eagle. Final model breast eagle. Produced late in the war and was embroidered completely in rayon thread on artificial cotton. In excellent condition.
WW2 German Luftwaffe NCO Fliegerbluse ( Flight ). 1943 dated Luftwaffe fliegerbluse for the rank of obergefreiter, flight section. Excellent condition example with a high wool content construction with partial rayon lining. Obergefreiter rank to collar patches with corresponding, hand applied rank chevron to left arm with yellow piped, detachable o/r's shoulder boards. Original to tunic breast eagle with characteristic zig zag machine stitching typical of factory applied insignia. Main buttons appear to have been replaced, contemporaneously with large, enamelled steel, dished buttons while all other buttons are of the typical glassine variety which all appear to be present. Rb numbered, size, date etc. to interior left hand pocket with both removable belt hooks present. In excellent condition with good nap to cloth, with one minor moth hole to back l/h shoulder and very minor holes and snags to interior pockets. Good example
WW2 German M1924 Stick Grenade. A good example of a 1942 dated M1924 stick grenade. Maker marked ' evy 42 ' to wooden handle and grenade body with stencilled date and lot numbers to grenade body. Cap and china pull present. Generally excellent condition with the exception of an area of wear approx.10% to reverse face ( See images ) , above average example. INERT available within UK only.
WW2 German M1934 Artillery Feldmutze. A particularly pleasing example of the M1934 Feldmutze with Artillery branch of service piping. A well used cap demonstrating the classic ' Bootsform ' , the nap of the cloth is displayed in all exposed areas of the cap whilst the original wool surface is shown in all hidden areas behind the skirts and in the fold of the top. Original cotton red ( Artillery ) soutache oversewn by seams indicating application during construction, machine woven cockade and national emblem applied by machine, heavy wear to eagle. Both zinc ventilation grommets present with accentuating black stitching added to the bottom seams. It would appear that stitching was applied to the interior lining to maintain the shape of the crown but this has now been removed. Graduated fading of lining indicative of wear with no visible markings. Good, clean condition demonstrating lots of character.
WW2 German M24 Stick Grenade. An original example of the German M24 stick grenade , the standard model used by German forces in WW2. Original Field Grau paint to head with an area, approx 10%, showing corrosion, with a lightly varnished handle dated 43 with three letter manufacturer code which appears to be ' bnb '. Removable cap reveals porcelain ball on plaited cord attached to pull igniter. All items disassemble and are inert. Pencil letters ' FJ ' to handle. With the exception of the area of corrosion this grenade would rate well above average. INERT UK sales only
WW2 German M24 Stick Grenade. An original example of the German M24 stick grenade , the standard model used by German forces in WW2. Original Field Grau paint to head with manufacturer three letter code ' fcc ' and dated 43 and a further black printed code and 43 date to body. Handle dated 43 with letter manufacturer code which appears to be ' db ' combined with a prominent inspection stamp. Removable cap reveals porcelain ball on plaited cord attached to pull igniter. All items disassemble and are inert. Some degradation to cap retention thread which does not affect the screwing on or off of the cap. . With the exception of the area of damage this grenade would rate well above average. INERT UK sales only
WW2 German M35 O/R's cap eagles. A pair of WW2, die-struck M35 eagles for use on the O/R's Schirmutze or peaked cap. Both manufacturer marked ' RS & S ' and dated 1938 to the reverse and in unissued condition. Brought back in the effects of an RTR officer. Priced individually.
WW2 German M39 O/R's Breast Eagle. Uncut German M39 O/R's Breast Eagle. Silver grey cotton eagle on emerald green backing, using the classic Bevo weave.
WW2 German M40 O/R's Breast Eagle. Uncut German M40 O/R's Breast Eagle. Mouse grey cotton eagle on field grey backing, using the classic Bevo weave.
WW2 German M43 one piece eagle and cockade. One piece,BeVo weave, Army M43 cap eagle and cockade. Folded to shape, with clear evidence of having been stitched to a cap with slight fading. Good, used example.
WW2 German M44 Breast Eagle. Unissued example of the M44 breast eagle that was introduced to make savings at the manufacturing stage. Characteristic subdued mouse grey BeVo weave on triangular backing. In good condition with some glue marks to reverse where it was removed from an album.
WW2 German Marching Compass. A good example of a WW2 German Marching Compass, constructed of Bakelite with alloy cover. The Compass opens to reveal a mirrored lift up window which reflects the compass rose and allows alignment with a blade sight. Manufacturer marked ' cxn ' the code for the well known maker Emil Busch AG with one side having a centimetre scale and complete with original neck cord. Good working condition.
WW2 German Marching Compass. A good example of a WW2 German Marching Compass, constructed of brass with a blackened finish. The Compass opens to reveal a mirrored lift up window which reflects the compass rose and allows alignment with a blade sight. Manufacturer marked by the well known maker Emil Busch AG . Fold out centimetre scale to the base with nickel lanyard ring. Good working condition.
WW2 German Marksmanship Lanyard. 2nd pattern marksmanship lanyard introduced from January 1939 for Grades 1 - 4. Aluminium shield mounted on aluminium cords designed to be worn on parade and guard duties and whilst in walking-out dress. Good, used condition.
WW2 German MP38/40 magazine. WW2 magazine for the German 9mm MP38 or MP40. In good used condition with two minor spots of corrosion and marked ' M.P.38u40 ' as well as inspection marks and a 1940 construction date.
WW2 German Officer's Alloy Breast Eagle. WW2 German Officer's Alloy Breast Eagle for use on the white tunic. Pinback with integrally cast hinge and squeeze fit catch and retaining loop. Manufacturer marked to reverse. Good used condition with 99% of original silvered finish remaining.
WW2 German Officer's Breast Eagle. A good, used example of a breast eagle for a Wehrmacht Officer. Bullion wire on dark green, fine wool backing. Remains of paper backing to reverse with evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
WW2 German one piece Police national emblem. A bevo woven police cap eagle and cockade combination. Item in coffin shape in mouse grey on green for use with the visored field cap - Einheits-Feldmutze. Excellent, uncut condition on full backing.
WW2 German Pocket Watch. Nickel cased, issue pocket watch normally issued to Wehrmacht officers. 15 jewel movement by Zenith with black face and luminous hands and hours. Screw back case impressed ' D. 8406313 H. ' to exterior, machine turned to the interior inscribed with various mend details. Good overall condition with some crazing to glass, appears to be in good working order, but not guaranteed.
WW2 German Police national emblem. WW2 German, machine woven national emblem for use with the O/R\'s visorless cap. Folded into shape and clearly been removed from a cap, slight fraying to one corner.
WW2 German Police sports vest eagle. Sports vest eagle for German police. Embroidered cotton, 2nd pattern Police eagle device for use on the white sports vest. Clear evidence of having been hemmed and stitched onto a vest, this example in excellent used condition. More uncommon than it\'s Wehrmacht or Luftwaffe counterparts.
WW2 German Political Leader's Belt Buckle. 1939 Pattern gold Political Leader's Buckle for wear with the 60mm brown leather belt. Gold-washed aluminium example with manufacturer markings ' RZM M4/24 ' to the reverse indicating manufacture by Friedrich Linden, keeper similarly marked Excellent, clean condition with slight rubbing to highlights.
WW2 German Political Leader\'s belt and buckle. 60mm brown leather Political Leader\'s belt with 1939 gold washed aluminum buckle. Both buckle and keeper are clearly marked RZM M4/46. Belt is in good, polished condition whilst the buckle has some wear to the highspots. Also with the belt is the loop with two \' D \' rings for use with the shoulder strap and the holster.
WW2 German postcard - Willrich - Fw.Arpte. Colour postcard by well known German artist ' Willrich '. This card features the Fallschirmjager Knight's Cross winner Fw.Arpte and was sold in aid of the DDA. Card has some very minor creases but the image is fresh and clean. Excellent example.
WW2 German postcard - Brauer Colour postcard by well known German artist \' Willrich \'. This card features the Fallschirmjager Knight\'s Cross winner Oberst. Brauer and was sold in aid of the DDA. Card has some very minor creases and staining to reverse but the image is fresh and clean. Excellent example.
WW2 German postcard - Steinhoff. Colour postcard by well known German artist \' Willrich \'. This card features the Fallschirmjager Knight\'s Cross winner Oblt. Steinhoff and was sold in aid of the DDA. Card has some very minor creases and marking to reverse but the image is fresh and clean. Excellent example.
WW2 German postcard - Willrich Colour postcard by well known German artist ' Willrich '. This card features a subject ' Ein Regimentskommandeur 'and was sold in aid of the DDA. Card is in good, unused condition. Excellent example.
WW2 German postcard - Willrich Colour postcard by well known German artist ' Willrich '. This card features a subject ' Stukaflieger 'and was sold in aid of the DDA. Card is in good, unused condition. Excellent example.
WW2 German postcard with paratrooper subject. Colour postcard by well known German artist \' Willrich \'. This card features the Fallschirmjager Knight\\\'s Cross winner Hptm. Witzig and was sold in aid of the DDA. Card is in good, unused condition. Excellent example.
WW2 German Propaganda Postcard featuring an EKII. Postally unused propaganda postcard featuring a striking design of an EKII surmounted by oak leaves. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK.
WW2 German RAD buckle. Injection moulded aluminium buckle for the Reichsarbeitdienst or Labour service. No visible manufacturer\'s marks to the buckle but with a 1938 date and the manufacturer \' Paulmann & Crone, Ludenscheid \' stamped to the leather tab. Good, clean detailing with overall patination, some loose stitching to leather tab.
WW2 German Red Cross O/R's Belt Buckle. Die cast aluminium belt buckle for the DRK or German Red Cross. Crisp detailing with very minor wear to high points, marked ' Ges Gesch 1 ' to reverse. Excellent condition.
WW2 German Reich Service Flag. Large 3.25m x 1.9m approx German Reich Service Flag. Part of a grouping of more modest bring back items items, this flag has clearly been flown with fraying of one end and some very minor damage ( See photos ). Retaining halyard lines and a manufacturer's label of ' Apfelstedt & Hornung, Hamburg '. Excellent large ' souvenir ' !
WW2 German S84/98 bayonet and frog. Excellent condition 1938 dated S84/98 bayonet for the K98 rifle. Blade manufacturer marked ' Carl Eickhorn ' with deep red phenolic plastic grips with a blued scabbard, all with numerous inspection stamps. Contained in a 1936 dated, manufacturer marked frog which is also unit and LBA marked indicating Luftwaffe issue. In excellent condition with all metal parts with 98% deep blue.
WW2 GERMAN SOUVENIRS FROM NORWAY. CUP AND KNIFE. Recently purchased with a nice Third Reich navy dagger, these items came via a British intelligence Officer and apparently were bought back from Norway. This is a very nice white china cup with a blue Third Reich eagle and swastika. Base of the cup has a nice clear Norwegian maker in green. I have had different pieces of chine from this company before, bowls, mugs etc., and apparently they are still in business! Along with this cup is a nice Norwegian skinning knife, been used and has writing and a blue and white flag on the scabbard leather. Both came together, so have kept tem as such.
WW2 German SS Polizei postcard. Unused German WW2 postcard featuring men from the SS Polizei on the Eastern Front. This card was issued in 1942 in aid of the German Police day. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
WW2 German U-Boat War Badge. U-Boat War Badge, gilded zinc construction with a design that is associated with E.Ferd.Wiedmann although unmarked. Tombac pin hinge and catch which have all been soldered to the badge. Good, worn condition with much wear to gilding and some verdigris and minor corrosion to reverse.
WW2 German U-Boat War Badge. U-Boat War Badge, gilded zinc construction maker marked ' fo ' for Friedrich Orth. Good detail with steel pin to reverse with a gently subdued finish to the gilt wash, typical of the zinc badges where the gilding fades over time. Good example.
WW2 German Willrich postcard. Classic study by the German artist Willrich entitled \' Ein Panzer Pionier\'. Overstamped to the reverse by the DDA. In excellent, clean condition.
WW2 German Winterhilfswerk Badges. 5 x pinback badges for WW2 German Winterhilfswerk - "winter help work" for the winter Relief of the German Peoples. It was the official Nazi Party winter relief charity and these badges feature woven coats of arms of Gaus within Germany. All in good, used condition, some rubbing to highlights and very minor corrosion, all with intact pins.
WW2 German wreath for crusher style cap. Flat silver wire, machine woven wreath/cockade combination for use on the officer\'s \'old style\' or crusher cap. This classic example of BeVo manufacture is in excellent used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a cap. Uncommon.
WW2 German Zollbeamte ( Customs ) cuff title. Wire embroidered cuff title for a Zollbeamte or Customs official. Worn on the left cuff, this particular example has evidence of having been removed from a tunic, full length. In good used condition.
WW2 German \' Neutral \' belt buckle. All steel, die stamped plain or \' neutral buckle with manufacturer marked and dated leather tab. Tab is marked \' 1940 \' and \' Bruder Schneider A.G. Wien \'. The buckle is in bright finish with a blue/black paint finish to the reverse but is otherwise unmarked. These buckles are not attributed to any one organisation but are sometimes seen worn by uniformed Eastern factory workers or other industrial organisations. Uncommon.
WW2 German/Italian ' Afrika ' souvenir cigarette case. Well made aluminum cigarette case ' Afrika ' souvenir. The case features a painted design of a swastika superimposed on an Italian tricolour overlaying a blue water design. These cases were popular souvenirs of the fighting in North Africa and this particular example was liberated by a ' Desert Rat ' veteran. In good overall condition with some paint loss, wear and scratching.
WW2 Gilt NSDAP/ Political Eagle . An excellent example of a gilt NSDAP/ Political Eagle . With crisp detailing and both pins to reverse, manufacturer marked RZM 1/17 and very slight rubbing to highlights.
WW2 Grenade .303"Rifle, Practice No.36, MkII. Intended for practice firing from the Grenade Cup Discharger the Grenade .303"Rifle, Practice No.36, MkII differs from it's predecessor by having a modified base plug. The plug and it's attendant gas check had a larger thread to allow for continuous firing which had a tendency to break the threaded studs of the MkI. This example retains 75% of it's original white finish with a base plug made by ' SEG ' in 1942, fully strippable. INERT - UK SALES ONLY
WW2 Grenadier Guards/ 1 Corps Grouping A pleasing grouping of ephemera and insignia to an anonymous grenadier called ' Len ' who served with the regiment with I Corps as they fought from Normandy to becoming amongst the first static occupation forces in Germany. Grouping includes souvenir books of postcards from Belgium and France, an English/French phrase book that looks to be survivor of an earlier conflict, Guard's Christmas card and a wartime postcard. Insignia includes two sets of I Corps insignia, printed and embroidered, a pair of 21 Army Group ( GHQ and L of C.Troops ) and two sets of embroidered shoulder titles both square and round ended. Also accompanied by a assortment of military G.S. buttons, wool etc.all contained in the tin in which they were found.
WW2 Grouping to Anglo Chinese 360/138 Fld Regt. R.A. Bombardier. Extensive paperwork and insignia grouping to 924211 L/Bdr.Bernard Ma. Ma was born to a Chinese father and an English Mother and joined the Territorial Artillery unit 360/138 Field Regt, a unit linked with the City of London. As part of 78 Div the unit served extensively in Italy being involved in the fall of Cassino. The grouping has a large amount of paperwork and photographs, paybook, release book, testimonials, passes, orders, warrants, 36 Inf. Brig. and 78 Div newspapers and newsletters. Also included are two slip on 78 Div/RA shoulder boards and a 47th London Div sign. All items in clean condition, usual folding etc of documents. ( 40+ items ).Unusual and worthy of further research.
WW2 History 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards. 1st ed. 1946 ' The First and the last - the story of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards 1939-1945 ' by Mjr.J.D.P.Stirling. 193pgs, heavily illustrated with b/w photographs, cartoons and pull out colour maps covering the history of the Regiment from Dunkirk, equipped with MkVIb tanks to Normandy with Sherman DDs onto the Rhine. Good, clean condition with some light marking to boards.
WW2 Hitler postage stamps. Blocks of Hitler stamps, unused blocks of nine in denominations from 30 pfenigs to 60. In mint condition, priced per block. POSTFREE within UK
WW2 Hungarian Moltov Cocktail Grenade and carrier. WW2 Hungarian Molotov cocktail style grenade with pressed steel container. The grenade like most of it's comtemporaries, consists of a sealed glass bottle that is slightly mis-shapen, possibly to aid grip ? with a rectangular recess to the bottom. This is contained in a pressed steel container with hinged lid and a loop or clip to allow attachment to a belt or strap. Both items in excellent condition with canister retaining approx. 70% original paintwork. Scarce INERT
WW2 Infantry Assault Badge. Original WW2 Wehrmacht Infantry Assault badge. Unmarked, semi-hollow silvered zinc construction with crimped steel catch and ' C ' form pin. Crisp detail with approx 30% of the original bright finish remaining to obverse . Good, original example.
WW2 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS - SCREWBACK, NEAR MINT. This is an iron cross in wonderful condition. Has nearly all the silver plated 'frosting' on the surfaces, with no damage and dark patina where the silver has become exposed to the atmosphere. Steel, black painted centre is perfect and in mint condition. This has the alternative method of fixing to a jacket, a screwback fitting. The reverse is again in near mint condition, I doubt if this has been issued or worn. On the lower arm of the cross, is deeply stamped the maker of 'L/18'. This is an uncommon maker and I had to look it up. An identical cross is shown as an example of the Wehrmacht Awards Iron Cross page. This maker is D.H. Mayer's, Hofkunstprageanstalt, Pforzheim. Superb example.
WW2 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS. Maker No.7. A nice used example of the Third Rich Iron Cross 1st. class. In very good overall condition with no damage. Original black paint to centre with some age spidering. Uncleaned nickel parts so nice patina. reverse has 'coke botle' shaped pin. This is stamped with makers mark '7'. This is for the company of PAUL MAYHAUER, unusual maker, not commonly found. Good original cross.
WW2 IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS UNISUED/MINT IN PACKET. This is a beautiful medal and has been protected by being inside the original issue paper packet! It's complete with the original length of folded EKII ribbon. Iron cross itself is in mint condition with all the original frosting over the silver edges. Black paint in centre is perfect, unissued! The cross suspension ring is stamped with a '4'. Maker is 'Steinhauer & Luck'. The original buff coloured paper packet is in excellent condition, with the reverse being stamped in ink with maker 'Steinhauer & Luck'. A great medal in the packet it came in.
WW2 Italian Artillery Officer's Bustina. Woollen WW2 Italian Artillery Officer's Busting. Wool body with cotton lining and leather headband and stud fixed flaps for wear in inclement weather. Bullion artillery device to the peak with alloy rank stars to one side for the rank of lieutenant. Good, used condition with some minor areas of grazing and wear.
WW2 Italian Fascist Banner. Silk banner 68 x 65cms for a Italian fascist agricultural union. Double sided with an embroidered fasces device laid on an Italian flag with details of the Union embroidered to the top and bottom. Three edges are bordered with a brocade fringe with remains of pole ties to the remaining edge. Manufacturer's details to the bottom edge ' Alla Nuova Italia, Bologna ' . Grubby with some damage to the top. Acquired from a Polish veteran's family a long with item 6773.
WW2 Italian GIL Fez. Black felt fez worn by members of the GIL - Gioventù Italiana del Littorio, the Italian Fascist Youth organisation. Felt body with tassle and sew on die struck aluminium GIL emblem with a brass ' 3 ' underneath. Good, overall condition, moth free.
WW2 Italian officer's insignia grouping. Comprising a set of insignia that was souvenired by a Military Police officer during his service in Italy. Includes shoulder boards, cap insignia for both the peaked cap and bustina, rank devices for the sleeve, sword knot and brocade cross belt strap. The insignia would appear to be for a Captain on the Staff of a Divisional Artillery unit and is in excellent condition through out with no moth and bright bullion.
WW2 Italian PNF propaganda postcard. WW2 Italian propaganda postcard showing the fighting strength of the Axis. Issued by the PNF- Partito Nazionale Fascista the Italian Fascist party. Postally unused, in excellent clean condition with very minor foxing to reverse.
WW2 Italian Regio Esercito Vehicle Disc. From April 1936 onwards armored and heavy vehicles (lorries, trucks, tanks etc.) of the Regio Esercito (Royal Army) were equipped with a decorative shield made out of bronze or aluminum. The decorative shield was applied with two screws at the frontal armor, positioned at the left side. The majority of the military personnel removed the decorative shield after the downfall of Benito Mussolini on the 25th of July 1943. The decorative shield however remained in official use until August of 1943. Good condition.
WW2 Italian Unissued GIL Pin badge . Gilt and enamel, pinback badge for the Italian Fascist organisation the GIL. GIL stands for Gioventù Italiana del Littorio (Italian fascist organization for children. In bright unissued condition, contained in it's original celluloid packet. Faint manufacturer's markings to reverse, packet with some holes, creases etc.
WW2 Italian-German Medal. Bronze, die struck Italian-German medal. Made and marked accordingly ' Lorioli Milano ' this Italian designed medal was not considered an official German decoration but it's use was authorised in early 1942. This bronze example is manufacturer marked and the name of the designer Domenico de Marchis is marked to the rim. Good, slightly dusty condition with original tired ribbon.
WW2 Japanese O/R's Field Cap. Late WW2 Japanese O/R's Field Cap. Reclaimed wool body with coarse hessian style lining with pressed brass buttons and Imperial star. Pig hide chinstrap and card head band with side vents with metal eyelets typical of late war production. Good, little used condition with some tearing and creasing of headband.
WW2 Japanese 50mm "Knee" Mortar Round. WW2 Japanese 50mm "Knee" Mortar HE Round with a Type 88 fuze. This projectile was designed for use in the Type 89 Mortar nicknamed the ' knee mortar ' by the Allies. This example was used by the Army, denoted by the red arming band. Both the body and the fuse are marked with kanji indicating date and model and serial number which is marked on the body and the removable propellant cup. 75% original finish, strippable. INERT
WW2 Japanese 50mm Model 89 ' Knee ' Mortar. The Type 89 Grenade Discharger , inaccurately and colloquially known as a ' knee mortar ' by Allied forces, was a Japanese grenade launcher or light mortar that was widely used in the Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II.This projectile is an example of the Type 89 50mm HE (high explosive) mortar shell and is fitted with an impact fuze. Fuze is complete and still retains it's original lacquer coating and has various markings. Projectile dis-assembles and has been subject to an old, but accurate repaint. INERT Available within the UK only.
ww2 Japanese good luck vest. Unusual Japanese senninbari vest. Apparently a commercially available padded vest - 'menci' trade mark label - the vest has been embroidered with a thousand stitches split between the front and the back. The stitches are arranged around two hanko or shrine seals and below one seal a good luck coin has been stitched to the vest. In good condition with some minor fraying of the lining and some staining from wear, this is an opportunity to obtain an unusual example of a Japanese senninbari.
WW2 Japanese Hinomaru - flag 78cms x 68cms WW2 Japanese Hinomaru.Two piece cotton construction, classic example of a small Japanese National flag with cotton ties to two corners. These were often carried by troops and used as indentifiers tied to rifles or poles to signify advance positions. In undamaged condition with fading and light staining.
WW2 Japanese Identity Tag. WW2 Japanese identity tag. 45mm Brass oval tag with three lines of characters. Slots either end allowing the threading of string for attachment. Good condition, patinated overall.
WW2 Japanese Naval Insignia. 2 x pairs of WW2 Japanese collar boards worn by Warrant Officers. Both pairs are unissued and contained in their original cellophane wrapping. These items were obtained with a grouping of insignia that appears to have been souvenired by an anonymous British RE soldier.
WW2 Japanese Naval Rank Boards. Pair of WW2 Japanese Naval shoulder rank boards equivalent to a 2nd Lieutenant . Gilt naval button with gilded chrysanthemum rank devices laid on to bullion tape which is applied to stiffened woollen boards. Steel runner and leather retainers to reverse with leather backing. Although backing leather is different these have always been a pair and are in excellent condition.
WW2 Japanese Officer's Cap. WW2 Japanese Officer's kepi style Cap, good quality cloth with bullion star to front. Leather chin strap with three steel grommets to both sides of the body and string closure adjustment to rear . Owner's details embroidered neatly to one side. No lining, but full leather headband and internal leather stiffener. Good, wartime example with signs of wear, slight rubbing to one side of peak , light rusting and subsequent staining near grommets and similar wear to headband.
WW2 Japanese Sake bowl. WW2 Japanese Sake bowl featuring a light blue glaze with an Imperial star motif in gold to the centre. Two gold characters feature to the inside of the foot. In good overall condition.
WW2 Japanese SNLF field cap. WW2 cotton field cap for use by an enlisted man of the Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces. All cotton body with pierced ventilators to the sides as well as reinforced holes to the reverse to allow for adjustment. Featuring a one - piece embroidered anchor patch to the front and cotton chin strap. Large ink stamp to interior giving manufacturing details - Shanghai Depot 1945. In near mint condition, excellent example .
WW2 Japanese Tropical Helmet. WW2 Japanese Tropical Helmet, made from a bamboo framework with cotton lining and a heavier duty cotton covering. Inner cotton bands and chinstrap allowed wear in it's own right or on top of the steel helmet. Two cotton labels to interior giving manufacturing details and one for owner's details, brass Imperial Army star to front. Clearly has seen heavy use with sweat staining and wear to the interior with minor contemporary repairs to cotton bands. However, the inner framework is intact with light fading and staining to cotton cover. Good example of a worn item of Japanese headgear.
WW2 Japanese Type 4 Pottery hand grenade. Scarce WW2 Japanese Type 4 pottery hand grenade. Originally containing Type 88 explosive which was initiated by a match composition attached to a fuze with a 4-5 second delay which was lacquered into the neck of the grenade. Unusual in having a dark glazed body, now empty, the grenade is in good condition with a few surface marks and residue. INERT
WW2 KNUCKLEDUSTER IN STEEL. Purchased with other items (including a flag and SS dagger) from the son of a WW2 Royal Marine. Steel knuckleduster in good condition. Seems to have been nickel plated at some time but this has mostly gone. Interesting item.
WW2 knuckleduster. A cast, brass knuckleduster carried by an officer of the RTR who served in the Western Desert and Italy. In excellent condition, patinated overall. Would appear to have had the points or spikes to each finger stall ground to a flat.
WW2 Kriegsmarine Award Certificate Grouping. Two Award certificates to Matrosenobergefreiten Karl Muller. The first is an A4 size ' urkunde ' for the Minesweepers' War Badge featuring an image of the award at the top and an award date of 19 July 1941. The second certificate is for the EKII which was awarded in December 1942. Both awards are pencil signed by the same officer with a rank of Rear Admiral and then Vice Admiral. In good overall condition with some marking, both certificates have been folded.
WW2 Kriegsmarine Cap Eagle. Stick pin, die struck gilt eagle device for use on the Kriegsmarine O/R,s ' Donald Duck ' cap. In good, clean and undamaged condition with 80% gilding remaining with light wear to high points.
WW2 Kriegsmarine divers qualification badge. Embroidered cotton on white HBT WW2 Kriegsmarine trade badge for ship's diver. Scarce trade patch for use on the HBT working rig and worn on the left sleeve. In excellent condition with clear indications of having been removed from a tunic.
WW2 Kriegsmarine flotation vest. 1941 dated Kriegsmarine basic chest pneumatic flotation vest. Inflated by mouth, vest has a central inflation tube and cloth ties to secure at the back. Various plugs allow deflation of individual cells. Manufacturer marked, dated and numbered, vest is in good bright, clean condition and still holds air. Standard Kriegsmarine issue and often found issued to Wehrmacht occupants of landing craft tec.
WW2 Kriegsmarine gilt belt and buckle. Gilt aluminium Kriegsmarine belt buckle with size 102 belt . Buckle with approx 70% remaining gilt finish with wear to highpoints and various scratches. Marked ' R.S & S ' for the firm Richard Sieper & Sohn, Ludenscheid to reverse with manufacturer marked ( A.Dopper, Kitzinger ) to belt. Good used example of an uncommon item.
WW2 Kriegsmarine Minesweeper War Badge - Schwerin. Classic example of an early Tombak Minesweeper War badge by C.Schwerin & Sohn. Berlin. Heavily gilded wreath with silvered waves and water column with flat coke bottle shaped pin and a prone soldered hinge to reverse. Manufacturer marked with the Schwerin fingerprint, slightly mis aligned lettering ' FEC.OTTO PLACZEK BERLIN' ' AUSF.SCHWERIN BERLIN '. Good proportion of gilding remaining with wear to highpoints and patination of the silvering. Good example.
WW2 Kriegsmarine NCO's Insignia grouping. Grouping of WW2 insignia for wear by an NCO in the Kriegsmarine consisting of embroidered and padded cockade and eagle for wear on the visor cap together with an embroidered breast eagle. All items in good condition with some light glue marks to reverse.
WW2 Kriegsmarine Officer's Cap Eagle. A good used example of a Kriegsmarine Officer's bullion cap eagle. Partial paper backing to reverse with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform and some slight verdigris to bullion giving it that ' salty ' appearance.
WW2 Kriegsmarine Officer's Summer Tunic Breast Eagle. Pinback, gilded, cast alloy Kriegsmarine breast eagle for use on the WW2 Kriegsmarine Officer's summer tunic. Featuring a thick pin fixing to reverse with manufacturer's details in relief. In good, used condition with light wear to highpoints.
WW2 Kriegsmarine staff arm badge. Embroidered cotton on wool badge indicating that the wearer was a member of staff personnel. Worn on the left sleeve for O/Rs and NCOs. Clear indication of having been removed from a uniform with one ' bite ' at the 3 o'clock position, otherwise excellent condition.
WW2 KriegsmarineOfficer's Breast Eagle. An excellent, original example of a Kriegsmarine Officer's breast eagle. Embroidered bullion onto dark blue wool with a coarse cotton/calico backing with a paper backing ( approx 25% remaining ). Pleasingly patinated, undamaged bullion with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Good, used example .
WW2 Leuchtpistole 42 Signal Pistol. In an attempt to make a simplified replacement for the Heeresmodell signal pistol the Leuchtpistole 42 was designed. Largely made from substantial and crude pressings the LP.42 featured a single tipping, smoothbore barrel accepting the standard 27mm cartridge locked by a cross bolt through the substantial frame. There was no safety. This example was made by HASAG - Hugo Schneider AG, Leipzig signified by the ' wa ' coding to the frame and was a recently discovered ' bring back ' that was deactivated. Originally finished in a galvanised type of treatment this has largely worn away but otherwise in a good, used condition with clear manufacturer's marking, serial number and inspection marks. Fully functioning albeit with a light trigger ! Uncommon. DEACTIVATED - UK SALES ONLY
WW2 Luftwaffe Borduhr - cockpit clock. An example of the standard Luftwaffe cockpit clock the Fl23885 Borduhr fitted to all bombers and fighters during WW2. This example in occasional working order ! ( A clean and service would enhance this example greatly ), in as found condition. Slight crazing to glass with a small dent to reverse body, face in excellent condition with no loss to luminous figures, hands etc, bezel moves freely. A good, untouched example that would benefit from a little tlc.
WW2 Luftwaffe BordUhr Cockpit Clock. WW2 Luftwaffe FL 23885 BordUhr or cockpit clock. 36 hour movement with chronograph facility. This type of clock was fitted in most of the Luftwaffe fighters from Me109, Fw190, Me163 to Ju87 and Ju88 bombers with this version prevalent form 1942. Complete with interrupted thread cap and impressed manufacturing details to reverse indicating manufacture by ' eb ' . In good, working order ( a service is suggested to ensure accuracy ) with a small loss of luminous material to minute hand.
WW2 Luftwaffe Sports School Shoulder Strap. Uncommon shoulder strap for a Feldwebel of a Luftwaffe Sports school. This sew-in type of strap has been modified from the rank of Unteroffizier by the addition of a pip and omitting the extra lace, with the addition of entwined ' S 's, the symbol of sports schools. Good overall condition of this seldom encountered strap.
WW2 Luftwaffe stickpin. Early WW2 Luftwaffe stickpin featuring a first pattern droop tail eagle ( approx 30mm wingspan ). Silvered finish with wear to highpoints, good, used condition.
WW2 Luftwaffe tropical shirt breast eagle. Luftwaffe tropical shirt, breast eagle. Clearly removed from a uniform with stitching very much apparent, excellent, used example of a classic tropical item.
WW2 Maker-marked Infantry Assault Badge. Original maker-marked Infantry Assault badge. Marked ' M.K.1 ' for Metal und Kunststoff, Gablonz to the reverse. Silvered zinc construction with crimped steel catch and pin. Approx 30% of the original bright finish remaining with two small areas of bloom to wreath and eagle wing tip. Good, original example.
WW2 Map case - Normandy Interest. WW2, 1943 dated map case belonging to Tpr.J.Henshaw, 33rd Armoured Brigade, 148th Bat. RAC, 9th Bat. The Loyal Regt. with copy of the original embarkation draft for D Day showing him embarking with jeep no.M5559755 whose number also appears on the outside of the case. Case in good, used condition containing a wartime map of Hamburg. An interesting souvenir of the Normandy campaign where 148Bat RAC were heavily involved with their Shermans around Caen and then in Operation Totalize.
WW2 Minesweeper War Badge. Zinc, gilded and silvered Minesweeper War badge award. Retaining good levels of original finish with some wear to high points and bubbling to reverse, this badge displays the attributes of badges made by Wilhelm Hobacher, Vienna, similar in design to those of Souval. Coke bottle shaped pin with soldered flat wire catch. Good original award.
WW2 Mk.III PIAT projectile. 1944 dated Mk.III hollow charge projectile for the Projector Infantry Anti Tank or PIAT. Complete with transit dummy fuze and with 90%+ of the original paintwork and stencilling. In good overall condition with some minor 'mothing' to the tail ring. disassembles. INERT
WW2 Mk.III PIAT projectile. 1943 dated Mk.III hollow charge projectile for the Projector Infantry Anti Tank or PIAT. Complete with transit dummy fuze and with 95%+ of the original paintwork and stencilling. In good overall condition with some very minor 'mothing' to the tail ring. disassembles. INERT
WW2 MkIA Helmet Belgian Forces in Britain. British WW2 MkIA helmet, essentially a reworked Brodie retaining it's mild steel reinforced rim with a replacement MkI liner and strap, with Belgian national colours to one side. No obvious markings to helmet shell with a size 6 1/2, 1939 dated liner by Helmets Ltd. Original khaki finish with painted Belgian national colours to one side. This helmet is clearly a WW2 example rather than one of the many refinished Belgian MkII helmets that abound with refinished paint, national colours either stencilled or in the form of a decal and different pattern liner. Good overall condition, dent to dome with the usual abrasions scrapes etc from use
WW2 MVSN Fez. Attractive example of a WW2 Italian Fez as worn by the MVSN or Milizia Volontaria Sicurezza Nazionale, the armed wing of the Facist party better known as Blackshirts. Black wool body with taped edging and black tassels with a bullion symbol to the front. Silk lining with manufacturer's trademark which is repeated to leather sweatband. In good condition with some tears to sweatband.
WW2 Naval Officers\' cap badge. WW II era king\'s crown bullion officers cap badge.The anchor surrounded by a wreath,with a red velvet crown to the top. In good clean, used condition with intact paper backing.
WW2 NAVY GROUP OF 5 MEDALS WITH ROYAL FLEET RESERVE MEDAL. With original certificates, awared to J.HALL STO (stoker) 1 R.F.R. This seaman saw service in the the west and the east. His grouping consists of Defence and War medal, Atlantic Star, Pacific star, 1939-45 star and the Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. All in untouched condition, complete with ribbons.
WW2 Non Military Personnel Field Service Cap. High quality officer's field service cap by Gieves Ltd, Bond St bearing the badge worn by Non Military Personnel. This badge was worn by civilians such as engineers, scientists and some war correspondents who were attached to the invasion forces to prevent being shot as spies in the advent of capture. Size 7 1/8 cap in generally good condition with two areas of moth damage 4 - 5mm on the body of the cap and a 2mm hole to skirt. Very clean interior with little sign of wear , some oxidisation to buttons. Uncommon.
WW2 Northants Yeomanry Cigarette Case and Photos. White metal cigarette case with a Royal Tank Regt. transfer to interior lid alongside a well executed Northants Yeomanry badge. Comes with 8 x small photographs showing various vehicles and tanks ( inc. Archer atvs ) , found inside case.
WW2 NSDAP Rally or Event Flags. Paper NSDAP party flags on sticks for use at rallies or celebrations, probably handed out or purchased for the crowds at Party functions. Several available, priced individually
WW2 NSDAP/ Political Eagle . Superb example of an alloy NSDAP/Political eagle as worn on the SA coffee can cap etc. RZM marked to reverse with all three pins intact. Came as part of a small parcel of items mailed home by veteran.
WW2 NSDAP/ Political Eagle . Superb example of a silvered alloy NSDAP/Political eagle as worn on the SA coffee can cap etc. RZM marked to reverse and ' M1/8 ' with all three pins intact. Attractive eagle with light wear to highlights and toning.
WW2 NSKK Armbadge. Machine woven, aluminium thread on a khaki wool backing for use on the NSKK service tunic. RZM label to reverse, excellent, clean condition.
WW2 Officer's Assam Regt. F.S.Cap. A good example of an officer's field service cap as worn by a member of the Assam Regiment of the Indian Army .Black serge body with yellow crown and gold wire braid with black ball buttons with a light infantry device and featuring a brass Assam Regt. badge. Original Calcutta tailor's label with faint ink name ( Seaton ? ). In good, clean condition with one moth nip to curtain and some to crown. The Assam Regt was raised in 1941 and was present at Kohima and was highly regarded as a fighting unit. Uncommon.
WW2 Officer's Indian Army Ordnance Corps F.S.Cap. WW2 Officer's Field Service cap for the Indian Army Ordnance Corps. Fine wool body with high quality bullion IAOC badge and brass IAOC buttons with bullion cords to crown. Brushed cotton lining, approx. size 7. Excellent condition.
WW2 Official ATS Lapel Badge. Silver, numbered, finback lapel badge for the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Mounted on card with issue number stamped to top, repeated to reverse of badge. The badge, an official issue was seen to be an equivalent of the TA badge. In excellent condition, slightly toned with light creasing to card.
WW2 P38 Pistol. A good, clean example of a wartime German 9mm P38 Pistol. Marked ' cyq ' indicating manufacture by Spreewerke, and numbered 8653w putting manufacture approx. May 1944. Sensitive deactivation allowing full stripping and working DA mechanism. Matching numbers to slide, action and barrel grouping with numerous inspection stamps to all main components. Good level of blue/black finish showing machining marks common to later production German weapons. Good example with 2008 deactivation certificate. DEACTIVATED - UK SAKES ONLY.
WW2 Packeted 1939 Silver Wound Badge. An excellent example of the 1939 2nd Type Wound Badge in silver. Needle pin fastening , marked to the reverse, on catch mounting , with the incurred number ' 100 ' , the LDO number for Rudolf Wachtler und Lange, Mittwaida i.Sa. 95% silvering remaining to the fine zinc badge with light rubbing to highlights but with the ' greying ' common to this finish. Comes with it's original packet marked to the reverse for Rudolf Wachtler, usual creasing , small tears etc.
WW2 Panzer Assault Badge. Panzer Assault badge by an unknown maker but clearly marked with ' A.S. ' in a triangle, a mark linked with various manufacturers but not as yet confirmed. Semi-hollow,scooped , zinc construction with flat wire catch and steel pin with a crimped in ball hinge. Residual bright silver finish to the obverse . Good overall condition with slightly misshapen pin.
WW2 Panzer Assault Badge. Panzer Assault badge by an unknown maker but referred to as the ' daisy ' variant by virtue of the design that appears below the tank's tracks. Semi-hollow, zinc construction with flatwire catch and steel pin and was more than probably a bronze variant judging from the residual finish to the reverse. This design is linked to the manufacturer Schauerte & Hohfeld. Generally good overall condition with misshapen pin.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge. Original, die-struck O/R's white metal, Parachute Regiment cap badge. Patinated overall with polished highlights. Two lugs to reverse.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge. Original, die-struck O/R's white metal, Parachute Regiment cap badge. Patinated overall with lightly polished highlights. Two lugs to reverse.
WW2 Parachute Regt. Grouping. Court mounted medal group consisting of 39-45 Star, Africa 8th Army Bar, Italy, France & Germany Stars, Defence and War Medals originally the property of Harry Bath. Accompanied by a modern bullion Bellephron blazer badge, original parachute wing and cap badge ,a contemporary, wartime photograph with a modern, annotated photograph wearing various decorations. Wing and cap badge in grubby used condition with one loop missing all other items in good, used condition. Recently acquired directly from family members and un researched. - I have been informed that he probably served with the 2nd Inde Bde AAC in Italy and Greece.
WW2 Parachute Sweetheart Badge. Enamel and gilt pinback sweetheart badge in the form of a British Airborne jump qualification wing. Good condition with undamaged enamel, lightly patinated.
WW2 Period Officer's Royal Scots Fusiliers Glengarry. WW2 Period Officer's Royal Scots Fusiliers Glengarry. Dark blue, woollen body with red, white and blue diced band, gilt, officer's RSF badge mounted on black silk bow. Full length tails in black ottoman with fully lined interior. Tailor's label for Wm.Anderson & Sons, Edinburgh named to a Lt.Smith !! Good, used condition.
WW2 Period Scottish KOSB O/R's Glengarry. WW2 Period KOSB Other Ranks Glengarry.A good worn example,with white metal cap badge which has been domed , retaining tartan backing cloth and complete with full-length tails. In good, used condition with minor service wear .
WW2 Plastic Manchester Regiment Cap Badge. Scarce WW II plastic economy issue cap badge with two blades to the reverse and makers details for A. Stanley Walsall. Excellent condition, crisp, no deforming.
WW2 Polish 1st Kadrowa Rifle Brigade lapel badge. British made ( Collins, London ), pinback lapel badge for the Polish 1st Kadrowa Rifle Brigade. Good, clean condition.
WW2 Polish 2 Corps Badge. Silvered Polish 2nd Corps badge with screw post fitting to reverse.. Worn above the left pocket midway between the breast and collar and usually numbered to the reverse, in this case 061120. Good condition, patinated overall.
WW2 Polish 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division Badge. WW2 Polish 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division Badge by Lorioli with it's original packet. Silvered zinc, 40x43mm with Lorioli, Milano marked domed washer type fastening. In excellent condition, toned overall, packet a little stained and tatty.
WW2 Polish Battledress Blouse 14th Artillery Rgt, 1st Grenadier Div. 1942 dated, Size 15 BD ( 5'11" - 6' ) Blouse to a private in the 14th Artillery Regiment of the 1st Grenadier Division. Typically for Polish tunics, this example has been tailored with padded shoulders, lined open collar and pleats to the reverse. Embroidered Poland shoulder titles to both shoulders with Artillery flashes to both collars. White metal ' 14 ' numerals to altered shoulder boards with printed 1st Grenadier patch to left sleeve and lanyard. In good used condition with a contemporary repair to the under arm of the right sleeve and two areas of minor mothing to left sleeve. The pocket contained a slip of paper with the details ' Gunner Albin Szot, 14th Art.Rgt. 1st Grenadier Div.' although the ownership cannot be verified.
WW2 Polish Battledress Blouse, 2nd Warsaw Armoured Div. 1945 dated B.D. Blouse to a ( Signals ? ) Lieutenant in the 2nd Warsaw Armoured Division, 2nd Polish Corps, 8th Army. The size 12 1940 Patt BD has some of the usual modifications the Poles were so fond of, including leather trim to cuffs, extra pleats etc. Bullion Poland shoulder titles , hand made 8th Army and printed 2 Corps and 2nd Armoured divisional signs. Silvered, Italian made rank stars with collar insignia that probably originated in Italy. The original owner was well fought having been awarded the Monte Cassino Cross, Virtuti Militari amongst others including British awards. In good, used, clean condition with some loss of bullion to shoulder titles.
WW2 Polish Cap Badge. Original, WW2, die struck, Italian made, white metal cap badge for Polish troops. Silvered finish with post fixing and manufacturer marked securing bolt ' F.M. Lorioli , Milano and Roma ' . Excellent, unissued condition.
WW2 Polish Cap Badge. Original, WW2, die struck, Italian made, white metal cap badge for Polish troops. Silvered finish with post fixing and manufacturer marked securing bolt contained in it's original waxed paper packet marked ' Lorioli Fratelli, Milano and Roma ' . Excellent, unissued condition, packet a little ' tired '.
WW2 Polish Repatriation Liaison Regiment Formation Sign. Scarce formation sign for the Polish Repatriation Liaison Regiment. The embroidered sign depicts a White Hussar's wing with a swastika to the centre. The Regiment was established in 1945.
WW2 Polish wz.1935 English made WW2 Polish wz.1935 "rogatywka" Garrison Cap for a Lieutenant in the Artillery. Fine quality serge body with bullion officer's wire. Silver Polish Eagle surmounting a deep plush dark green band with metal rank stars. Nickel silver buttons with Polish Eagle supporting leather strap with buckle, over a nickel rimmed highly polished peak. Leather sweatband with false silk lining and an oilcloth cover to interior beneath which is the label for ' Lock & Co. London '. Superb example in excellent condition.
WW2 Portrait F.A.N.Y. WW2 Photographic portrait of a member of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry or F.A.N.Y. Good, clear image 15 x 20 cms mounted on card signed H.J.Whitlock & Sons Ltd.
WW2 Q.A.I.M.N.S. Printed shoulder title. WW2 printed shoulder title for a member of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Good condition, previously mounted in album,small residue to reverse.
WW2 Queen Victoria's Rifles Officer's Cap. An excellent example of a WW2 Officer's cap for the Queen Victoria's Rifles. By the time of WW2 QVR formed two battalions of the KRRC. Cap is made from a particularly fine cloth with a QVR Officer's boss badge , horn buttons and patent leather strap. Interior has a celluloid protector which now obscures the tailors label with a leather headband. All in excellent moth free condition, two very minor aras of damage to leather headband.
WW2 R.A.F. Officer's Side cap. 1944 Dated, size 7 R.A.F. Officer's / WO's issue side cap. Fine serge material with gilt two piece badge, manufacturer's label ( J.Collett, Ltd ) with size and date to interior. Fine cotton lining with with inspection stamp and plush headband. In good, used condition with one 1.5mm moth nip to crown and wear to interior commensurate with use.
WW2 R.C.A.F. Sgt. Bomb Aimer's Tunic. 1942 dated, R.C.A.F four pocket tunic for a Sgt. Bomb aimer. High quality woollen tunic with brass R.C.A.F. buttons made by Cook Clothing Company, Toronto with 3/4 heavy cotton lining to fit 5' 11" to 6' , 40" - 41" Chest. Sergeant rank stripes and Canada titles to both sleeves with a British pattern Bomb Aimer's brevet to left breast. In excellent, moth free condition, small area of damage to brevet with a label tacked into interior with possible service number or collection number .
WW2 RA Southern Command, RA Coastal Artillery School BD. 1940 dated ' Battledress Blouse Serge ' , Size 13 - 5' 11" - 6ft, Chest 38" to 39ins and Waist 33" to 34ins produced by Prices Tailors Ltd. The BD carries Royal Artillery, printed shoulder titles, RA Southern Command, printed area badge, woollen RA arm of service strips and finally a printed Coastal Artillery School badge. To the right sleeve three printed war service chevrons and evidence of previous brass title ? to shoulder straps. Manufacturer's label to interior with inspection stamp, service number and name ' S.Usher ' to interior. Excellent, clean condition with no evidence of moth or other damage. Uncommon.
WW2 RAD man's area arm shield. BeVo weave RAD man's area arm sheild showing the Abteilung and Gruppe. In good used condition with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform.
WW2 RAF Air Rank Officer's cap badge. Gold bullion wire embroidered wreath surmounted by a lion and crown with gilt metal eagle superimposed. Cap badge worn by RAF Officers of Air rank, Air Commodore and above introduced in 1918. This example WW2 period and in excellent condition with light verdigris to lion.
WW2 RAF Bomb Aimer's Brevet. Heavily padded RAF ' B ' Bomb Aimer's brevet. Oatmeal, silky wing with fine hessian backing. Excellent used condition.
WW2 RAF Bomb Disposal Sleeve Badge. Embroidered sleeve badge awarded to RAF armoury technicians qualified in bomb disposal, authorised in January 1941. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
WW2 RAF Casualty Grouping. Medal and ephemera grouping to 1651396 Sgt.Roy Melbourne Saunders, a navigator who died on 21/11/1943 aged 21. Group consists of 39/45 Star, Defence and War in Air Ministry box ( bottom half only ), Air Ministry Casualty Branch letter to a Coalville address, RAF cap badge and a number of photographs. The photographs appear to be mostly of time spent in Canada training with No.72 Air Navigators Course and include a number of images taken on exercise named to Saunders in 1943. Others include personnel, aircraft and group shots. Recently acquired house clearance lot, requires further research
WW2 RAF Casualty Photograph. Framed and glazed photograph annotated ' Flt.Sgt. Gordon Prescott, RAF - Missing from Operational flight over Munich Jan 8th 1945.' Probably taken from a school or business and in good condition with minor foxing to mounts.
WW2 RAF Escape Map 43/K. Standard RAF, double sided, silk escape map issued to aircrew and special forces. This particular map is 43/K EAST - Spain ( North East ) and France ( South West ) with the reverse 43/K WEST - Spain ( North West ) and Portugal ( North ) . In excellent, clean condition.
WW2 RAF LEATHER FLYING HELMET-COMPLETE. Late Pattern, size 3 ' C ' Type flying helmet. 22C/879 coding visible and has full wiring loom and headphones. Good, used condition. Purchased recently as part of an estate of a RAF Officer from the Isle of Man, F.Lt.W.H.Hasselstrom. His medal group and log books are listed elsewhere on the site.
WW2 RAF O/R's side cap. 1943 dated wool, RAF O/R's sidecar with brass RAF cap badge. Size 7 1/4 and clearly dated and manufacturer marked ' J.Collett Ltd. ' with a light inspection mark. Good, used condition with signs of light usage and a couple of very minor moth grazes.
WW2 RAF Officer's Service Dress Cap. By Lewis Ltd. of Bristol, this clean example of a WW2 RAF Officers Service Dress Cap is size approx. 6 7/8. Deeply padded and bright bullion badge fitted to a mohair band. Clean interior with leather sweatband showing little sign of use with a quilted silk liner with a manufacturer's label covered by a celluloid diamond. There are 5 small areas of moth damage, the largest being to the underside of the peak, with three to the brim and one 1.5mm hole to the body in an otherwise excellent, clean cap.
WW2 RAF pilots' wing - padded. A good example of an embroidered WW2 RAF pilots' brevet. Featuring creamy coloured feathers and crown with high padding and a heavy cotton backing. Evidence of having been removed from a tunic but in excellent, used condition.
WW2 RAF pilots' wing - padded. A good example of an embroidered WW2 RAF pilots' brevet. Featuring creamy coloured feathers and crown with high padding and a paper backing. Evidence of having been removed from a tunic but in excellent, used condition.
WW2 RAF Sidecap - Aircrew under Training. 1942 dated RAF sidecap with the addition of the aircrew under training peak. Standard RAF blue serge cap manufactured by ' J.Collett Ltd ' , size 7 1/4 with a lightly polished brass o/r's cap badge and an additional peak, a white blancoed piece of material cut to shape. Good overall condition with some minor moth damage.
WW2 Reconnaissance Lanyard. Uncommon lanyard for use by members of the Reconnaissance Corps. In good, used condition with contemporary modification by making the loop smaller with cotton whipping.
WW2 Royal Artillery Officer's Sidecap. A good, fresh example of an officer's sidecap as worn by officers of the Royal Artillery during WW2. Approx. size 6 3/4 - 7 with plush head band and fully lined. Excellent, clean condition with one minor area of moth damage to reverse.
WW2 Royal Marines Silver & Enamel Regimental Bar Brooch. A good quality Second War period Royal Marines sweetheart brooch. The regimental crest applied to a slender bar with the reverse impressed ' Silver ' and the bar ' Sterling '. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings and mounted on the original jeweller's display pad.
WW2 Royal Scots Fusiliers Grouping - Madagascar, Burma. Paperwork and medal grouping to 3136725 Sgt. William Augustus Willmott, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Willmott enlisted in Edinburgh in 1940 and went on to serve probably with the 2nd Battalion in Madgascar in 1942 and then to Burma in 1944. Group consists of medals 39/45, Burma Stars, Defence and War medals in their original box with a London address, newspaper and money souvenirs from Madagascar, photographs, paybook , and release book and most interestingly a diary from the period of service in Burma. Entries include ' 2 Japs shot on perimeter , visited by Jap plane, attack successful on 551, night attack repulsed ' etc. Interesting grouping from two of the less well known campaigns. Would definitely reward further research. Accompanied by a quantity of related modern ephemera letters etc.
WW2 SA Sports armband A multi piece construction SA sports armband in excellent condition complete with its original paper RZM paper label. Probably unissued.
WW2 SA Sports armband A multi-piece construction SA sports armband in excellent condition, issue details stamped to interior.
WW2 SA Swimming Trunks. The ultimate in sports swimwear ! - A pair of cotton, side tied swimming trunks with a 1st Patt SA embroidered sports badge to one side with a bronze DRL/NSRL to the other. In good, overall condition with light marking to white cotton edging.
WW2 SEAC HQ L of C Formation sign. Uncommon WW2 printed formation sign, originally designed for HQ Line of Communication Command S.E.A.C. One of the main tasks of the Command was flying in supplies to the Fourteenth Army fighting around Imphal, hence the stork. It subsequently went on to be used by South Burma District. This example backed with an Aertex type material with some marking and fading though use.
WW2 Signals Arm of Service strips. WW2 Arm of Service strips for the corps of Signals. Originally part of the effects of an Air Formation Signals officer. Unissued condition with very minor grazing of the nap of the white felt . POSTFREE
WW2 silver Parachute Regiment bar brooch. WW2 Silver and enamel sweetheart bar brooch for the Parachute Regiment. Marked ' silver ' to the reverse with pin fitting. In excellent, toned condition.
WW2 SMLE/No.4 action cover. Canvas cover designed to protect the moving parts of either the SMLE or No.4 rifles. Secured by brass press studs and leather ties. Canadian manufacture, 1942 dated. In excellent condition with some storage marks.
WW2 Staffordshire Yeomanry Grouping. Extensive grouping to Lt ( later Capt ) ( Quartermaster ) J.T.Hall Staffordshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Grouping includes medals, mounted for wear, 39-45, Africa ( 8th Army bar ), France & Germany stars with Defence and War Medals with an MiD emblem, accompanied by miniatures and MiD certificate. Wooden covered photograph album largely containing Middle East views but with some military content, bible and Holy Communion , some wartime and later correspondence, driving licences etc. Also a number of wartime photographs portraits etc with some 65+ 60mm x 45mm shots which include a large number of views of Sherman DDs, DUKWS, Weasels etc poss crossing of the Rhine or South Beveland. This is accompanied by a possibly looted Zeiss Ikon Bob 510 camera in it's case. Staffs Yeo. converted to tanks in 1941 and fought through N.Africa to Tunis. Landing on D Day in conventional tanks they fought through Normandy and became part of 79th Armoured in July 1944. Converting to Sherman DDs the unit fought at South Beveland and at the crossing of the Rhine. An extensive grouping that would warrant further research, very heavy 3kg +
WW2 Staffordshire Yeomanry Medal Group. WW2 medal group to 324045 Tpr.C.Rackham Staffs Yeo. Includes 1939-45 , Africa, France & Germany Stars, Defence and War Medals and a Territorial Efficiency Medal mounted on to card for display. All medals in good condition with TEM having some edge knocks and bruising. ( re-listed due to non payment ) The Staffs Yeo. had a busy War, fighting throughout the North Africa campaign as part of 8th Armoured Brigade. From Tunisia the unit came home and re-equiped with Shermans and Crusader AA MkIIIs as part of 27th Armoured Brigade. As such it was possibly the only conventional armoured unit to land on D Day on Sword Beach. Following heavy losses in Normandy it was disbanded and reformed with Sherman DDs as part of 79th Armoured where it fought in Holland and the crossing of the Rhine. This unresearched grouping would appear to represent one of the unit's members who was present for much of it's service.
WW2 Staffordshire Yeomanry Medal Group. WW2 medal group to 323256 Cpl.G.R.C.Hutton Staffs Yeo. Includes 1939-45 , France & Germany Stars, Defence and War Medals and a Territorial Efficiency Medal mounted on to card for display. All medals in good condition with TEM lightly toned with some minor edge knocks. The Staffs Yeo. had a busy War, fighting throughout the North Africa campaign as part of 8th Armoured Brigade. From Tunisia the unit came home and re-equiped with Shermans and Crusader AA MkIIIs as part of 27th Armoured Brigade. As such it was possibly the only conventional armoured unit to land on D Day on Sword Beach. Following heavy losses in Normandy it was disbanded and reformed with Sherman DDs as part of 79th Armoured where it fought in Holland and the crossing of the Rhine. This unresearched grouping would appear to represent one of the unit's members who was present for much of it's European service.
WW2 Sten gun slings. Unissued British, WW2 Sten gun slings. Manufactured by Bagcraft and 1944 dated, all mint and unissued. Straight from the original packaging! Priced individually.
WW2 Sten magazine loading tool. Magazine loading tool for use with 9mm STEN magazines. Blued steel body with brass tensioner. Manufacturer marked ' E & Co ' to one side. In good overall condition with 85% blueing remaining and in good working condition.
WW2 THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS-MAKER MARKED.'8'. A good used Third Reich iron cross, with original full length ribbon. Nice patina to nickel silver parts. Good covering of original black paint to steel center. Suspension ring marked with number '8' ? as far as I can see. This is for Ferdinand Hoffstadter in Bonn. Good example.
WW2 Third Reich Napkin Ring. A plastic or phenolic napkin ring featuring a moulded swastika emblem, an item for the committed Party member. Good, undamaged condition. POSTFREE within UK
WW2 U.S. 11th Airborne 511 PIR patch. Original 11th Airborne 511 Parachute Infantry Regt patch. Unique design printed onto false silk which has not been folded or cut to shape. Patch has been folded during storage which has left a crease which could probably be removed by ironing but has left a line across the design. The 511th made one famous combat jump, the Los Banos Raid in the Philipines and were in combat against the Japanese until the end of the War. Uncommon piece of airborne insignia.
WW2 U.S. OSS Grouping. A particularly good insignia and document grouping to a member of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, the American equivalent to SOE. The group to a Henry P Woolley, consists of an OSS service certificate, signed by W.J.Donovan head of OSS, Burma 101 Campaign Bar, miniature parachute wings,CBI badge, dog tags, photo and WW2 campaign medals. Woolley served with 35 Inf. Div before service with OSS and then onto Detachment 101. Detachment 101, OSS, was activated in September of 1942, the organization was formed to conduct intelligence and paramilitary operations in China with many of the operations taking place in Burma. The presence of both the 101 bar and OSS certificate make this grouping particularly appealing. Would reward further research.
WW2 U.S. Pacific photo album. WW2 American photo album containing 117 b/w photos appertaining to the Pacific theatre. Contained in a contemporary scrapbook, photos are mounted on typical US album leaves which go fragile and disintegrate, these have just begun and consequently looked frayed. Picture content is broadly divided between some fairly gruesome shots of Japanese KIA and native women, most of whom are in a state of undress! Many of the shots are those that could be purchased from unit photographers but there are a significant number of unrecognised views with some taken some time after hostilities ceased. Some scrawled annotations and some old sellotape mounts. Unusual but unpleasant.
WW2 US 1st Ranger Battalion patch. Original WW2 embroidered shoulder patch for the 1st Ranger Battalion. 1st Ranger Bn were employed on the raid on Dieppe where the first US casualties in Europe were suffered. Good overall condition with some light marking.
WW2 US 8th Air Force printed shoulder patch. English made, WW2 US 8th Air Force printed shoulder patch. Good, used condition, glue marks to reverse.
WW2 US 9th Air Force patch. English made, WW2 USAAF shoulder patch for the 9th Air Force. Classic English construction, embroidered cotton on felt. In good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
WW2 US Jeep badge. A classic piece from the WW2 US Home Front in the form of a Jeep badge. Constructed in the form of a plastic jeep in relief with a pin to the reverse. In good condition with rubbing to the high points.
WW2 US M-3 Fighting Knife. WW2 issue US M-3 fighting knife by Utica contained in M8 plastic scabbard with ' Victory Plastics ' moulding mark. Later pattern of knife with manufacturer's details marked on cross guard as opposed to blade. Good used condition with evidence of sharpening and wear.
WW2 US M1 Garand bayonet. Original, 1943 dated M1 bayonet for the US Garand rifle with a plastic scabbard made by Victory Plastics. In excellent, clean condition, maker marked to blade.
WW2 US Marine Corps stiletto. A good example of a scarce fighting knife. It is thought that only some 14,000 examples of this pattern of knife were produced by Camillus. Full length, but sharpened blade with some minor pitting and marking but no trace of the USMC etch. One piece cast grips in excellent condition with minor hairline stress cracks near the tang and crossguard, indeed it is very unusual to find an example without these cracks. Grips with some staining through use. The knife is contained in an original but modified ,1943 dated, M6 style scabbard. This has two blocked out name/number combinations in ink to the reverse. All in all a good, solid example of a scarce pattern of fighting knife.
WW2 US Mark IIA1 Grenade. A good example of the classic US ' Pineapple ' grenade. This example is a Mk.IIA1 introduced from 1944, essentially very similar to the MkII, the MkIIA1 is distinguished from it's predecessor by having only one yellow band at the neck. Fitted with a M10A2 fuse, this example retains 60% of it's original finish. INERT UK sales only.
WW2 US V-44 Bowie knife. US WW2 V-44 survival Bowie knife. This example with twin fullers, single edged blade and double edged tip is made by the company that made them famous ' Collins & Co '. Their trade mark with model number ' No.18 ' is stamped into the ricasso. Blade has been sharpened and is very sharp and is toned overall with the moulded synthetic grip intact and undamaged. Accompanied with a plain leather sheath. Good example.
WW2 US. Time Pencil. WW2 US time pencil widely used by OSS and other US special forces. This example has a white safety strip indicating an approx. 1hr delay and has the adaptor that screws into a grenade or TNT charges. The pencil was initiated by crushing the copper tube that shrouds a glass ampuole containing corrosive liquid. In good overall condition. INERT
WW2 USAAF Type A-14 Oxygen Mask Boxed. 1944 dated USAAF Type A-14 Oxygen mask in it's original carton of issue. The A-14 oxygen mask was a standard issue mask by late 1943 with this example being a size Medium and manufactured by the Ohio Chemical &Mfg. Co., Cleveland. Includes the rare and hard to find spare parts kit that includes two double snap assemblies for attaching the mask to flying helmets, also spare snaps and parts and includes the original instruction booklet. Box and mask in excellent, clean condition.
WW2 Waffen SS Handschar Collar Patch. Machine embroidered silver scimitar held by a gauntleted hand with swastika for the Waffen SS Division Handschar. Probably a Dachau made piece with the patch displaying several of the identifying features. Slightly distorted, complete with its buckram backing which is slightly damaged and a few loose threads.
WW2 Walther PPK Holster. A recent shed find WW2 Walther PPK holster. Brown finish holster marked to the inside flap ' PPK 7.65 ' with original magazine, no other obvious markings. In good sound condition with wear to highpoints exposing black leather under the dyed finish.
WW2 War Aid Battledress Blouse - Rough Riders. 1943 dated War Aid, BD Blouse, badged to a Captain in the Rough Riders. Size 13 5' 11" to 6ft, Chest 38" -39" with embroidered shoulder titles and padded arm of service strips with Captain rank to shoulders. Double labelled with manufacturing details, dates, contracts etc with name ' Capt Longman ' in pen. Evidence of tailoring to collars and front opening. In excellent, clean condition with a 5mm moth hole to collar . The Rough Riders were the 11th (City of London Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA, part of which served in a defensive role at Bentley Priory, the RAF's Fighter Command HQ in Stanmore, Middlesex. The rest of the regiment remained in London during the Blitz. Service in North Africa and Italy followed from 1942 to the end of the war.
WW2 WEHRMACHT (ARMY) COMBAT BELT AND ALLOY BUCKLE. A great belt and buckle that seems to have always been together. A combat worn alloy buckle, with great detail to the front. Was originally painted green, but all worn off. Still traces of paint to the rear. Great conditioned matching leather belt. All still supple and very serviceable. Internal adjusting tab still present. Alloy catch marked L & F. Good example.
WW2 Wehrmacht Heer Buckle. Two piece aluminium Wehrmacht Heer or Army buckle. Crisply struck, lightweight buckle more usually associated with the parade belt, this example has the centre attached by four tabs. In excellent, clean condition with signs of wear to the reverse. Non maker marked.
WW2 Wehrmacht Heer Buckle. One piece aluminium Wehrmacht buckle with manufacturer marked and dated leather tab. Although buckle is not manufacturer marked it bears the hallmarks of a Franke & Co product. Tab is marked ' Nowa, Hamburg 1937 ' and retains it's paint finish to reverse. Good overall condition with one nick to buckle edge.
WW2 Wehrmacht M42 Helmet. Good, untouched, slightly grubby M42 helmet. Size 64, manufacturer marked ' bkp ' for Sachsische Emailler ind Stanzwerke A.G. which had previously marked it's earlier helmets ' SE '. 85% - 90% original dark green paintwork, with dusty and stained but intact liner with a dusty and very slightly corroded interior crown as if rain had been caught there for a brief period. RB numbered original chinstrap. Good, honest, unmessed with helmet.
WW2 Wehrmacht Officer's Breast Eagle. An excellent, original example of a Wehrmacht Officer's breast eagle. Embroidered silver bullion onto dark bottle green wool with a coarse cotton/calico backing. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform and two moth nips. Good, used condition.
WW2 Wehrmacht Officer's bullion breast eagle. WW2 Wehrmacht Officer's bullion breast eagle embroidered on dark green wool with heavy cotton backing. Clear indication of having been removed from a uniform with some small areas of oxidisation.
WW2 Wehrmacht Officer's Cap Eagle. Small, bullion eagle for use on a WW2 Wehrmacht Officer's cap. Tightly woven bullion eagle on fine green wool with a black paper backing. Eagle in excellent, clean condition with some areas of mothing to backing. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
WW2 Wehrmacht Pioneer Major's Shoulder straps. Pair of unissued, sew-in, shoulder straps for a Major in the Pioneers. Still bundled together with cotton, with some minor moth nips to the black underlay and light fading of aluminium wire.
WW2 Wehrmacht silver wire breast eagle. A good example of the standard Wehrmacht breast eagle for use on the Feldbluse with this pattern introduced from 1939. Silver wire eagle on bottle green background which is further applied to a shaped cotton backing. In excellent, used condition
WW2 Wehrmacht silver wire breast eagle. A good example of the standard Wehrmacht breast eagle for use, probably on the Waffenrock, with this pattern introduced from 1939. Silver wire eagle on light feldgrau background which is further applied to a shaped cotton backing. In excellent, used condition.
WW2 Wehrmacht, 1943 Type Breast Eagle. Wehrmacht National Emblem, produced in BeVo weave in rayon conforming to the 1943 pattern a slightly greyer colour than it's similar predecessors. In unissued condition, trimmed to shape.
WW2 WREN's cap. 1943 dated Wren's cap . Size 6 3/4 fine wool O/R's cap with generic wartime ' HMS ' tally. Waxed cotton lining with leather sweatband, manufacturer marked ' Sanders & Brightman, Luton ' with owners initials marked in pen. Good, overall condition with one minor moth hole to the reverse.
WW2 XIII Corps Armoured Unit Battledress. Wartime, Canadian made BD blouse to an NCO of an armoured unit serving with XIII Corps. Size 13 BD, 5' 11" - 6' 0ft , 38" - 40" Chest made by the Devonshire Clothier, Toronto with Sgt's stripes, I Corps formation sign with armoured arm of service strips and a bullion wound stripe to left arm. Good, used condition with some snags, and minor holes, many of which appear to have been repaired or invisibly mended. Interesting BD, to an armoured veteran who probably served in Italy and possibly N.Africa.
WWII British 40mm Bofors round. An excellent example of a British WWII 40mm III HE round for the Bofors LAA gun. 1943 dated projectile and case with original clean paintwork to projectile and original stencilling to case. Comes complete with it\'s original cardboard packing tube, again with original stencilling. Fitted with a dummy fuze assembly. In excellent condition with a few minor abrasions, uncommon to find wartime munitions in their original finish. INERT
WWII Canadian No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. A Canadian, WWII, No.36M MkI Hand Grenade. Features approx. 85%+ of the original brown lacquer and filling rings with manufacturer marking ' C ' to body, and ' CHATCO ' to lever. Marks indicate manufacture by Chatham Co., Chatham, Ontario. Dated base plug 1943. All parts present and fully strippable. AVAILABLE within UK only INERT.
WWII Colonel\'s SD tunic, cap and Sam Browne. Original Colonel\'s service dress tunic and cap. Tunic has gorget patches to both collars, evidence of previous rank to shoulder boards and Coronation medal ribbon to left breast. Half lined with evidence of a removed tailor\'s label, no discernible evidence of a name. In good overall condition with one invisible repair under collar and v.small moth hole to reverse and one cuff. Good clean cap with bullion badge and silk and leather interior. Initials \'JWB\' to sweatband. Minor staining to lining and marking to underside of peak. Sam Browne, small size in good order but with no cross strap. All items came as one lot and are believed to be the property of one officer.
WWII German Civilian In Service To The Army Cotton Armband Always a great looking armband with the large closed wing eagle showing. White cotton arband with black cotton bevo finished eagle. Good condition with some age spotting to white cotton. Good display piece.
WWII German RMBO Breast Eagle. Dark brown wool construction with grey cotton embroiderd eagle for use on the breast/sleeve of the later RMBO tunic. The RMBO, or Reichsminesterium fur die Besetzten Ostgebiete, was established in 1941 after the invasion of Russia. The idea was to have an office that would facilitate the integration between the Russians and the Germans. Uncommon item with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, some loss of backing and old glue marks to reverse.
WWII German Zt.Z.f SpBu 37 5 minute Mechanical Timer. WWII German Zt.Z.f SpBu 37 5 minute Mechanical Timer, used with various demolition equipment. The Phenolic case is marked Zt.Z.f SpBu 37. It is approximately 40mm in diameter and 80mm tall and contains a metal clockwork device wound by a key which is located under the lid. It appears to be in good, working condition. The timer appears to be 1940 dated and has an inspection stamp, the case having a 1941 date. INERT
WWII No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. A particularly fine condition British, WWII, No.36M MkI Hand Grenade. Features approx. 90%+ of the original brown lacquer with green filling ring and vestigal red ' Xs '. Body, base plug and lever are matching manufacturer marked ' A.B & S ' with a 1940 date to base plug . All parts present and fully strippable. INERT.
WWII No.36M Mk I Cut-Away Hand Grenade. A particularly fine condition British, WWII, No.36M MkI Cut-Away Hand Grenade. Features approx. 95%+ of the original brown lacquer with manufacturer marking ' W Walsall Ltd ' to base plug . Dated base plug 1941 . All parts present. AVAILABLE within UK only INERT.
WWII No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. A particularly fine condition British, WWII, No.36M MkI Hand Grenade. Features approx. 90%+ of the original brown lacquer with manufacturer marking ' K* ' to body. This mark was that of A Kenrick & Sons of West Bromwich. Dated base plug with part of the date obscured by overstamping, could be 1943/45 . All parts present and fully strippable. AVAILABLE within UK only INERT.
WWII No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. A particularly fine condition British, WWII, No.36M MkI Hand Grenade. Features approx. 90%+ of the original brown lacquer with manufacturer marking ' G&M ' to body, Base plug and lever. This mark was that of Glover and Mail Ltd . Dated base plug, 1940 . All parts present and fully strippable. Good example with all matching components AVAILABLE within UK only INERT.
WWII No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. A particularly fine condition British, WWII, No.36M MkI Hand Grenade. Features approx. 95%+ of the original brown lacquer with manufacturer marking ' K* ' to body, base plug and lever. This mark was that of A Kenrick & Sons of West Bromwich. Dated base plug 1944 . All parts present and fully strippable. AVAILABLE within UK only INERT.
WWII No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. A ' garden shed ' find, British WWII No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. Left in as found condition, patinated overall featuring a body marked ' Q5 ' and a base plug similarly marked ' Q ' indicating manufacture by Qualcast of Derby. Good overall condition. All parts present and fully strippable. AVAILABLE within UK only INERT.
WWII No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. A particularly fine condition British, WWII, No.36M MkI Hand Grenade. Features approx. 95%+ of the original brown lacquer with manufacturer marking ' M ' to body, and lever. Dated base plug 1945 . All parts present and fully strippable. AVAILABLE within UK only INERT.
WWII No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. A particularly fine condition, early British, WWII, No.36M MkI Hand Grenade. Features approx. 95%+ of the original brown lacquer with manufacturer marking ' REVO ' to body, base plug and lever. REVO marks indicate manufacture by Revo Electric Co Ltd. Dated base plug 1940 . All parts present and fully strippable. AVAILABLE within UK only INERT.
WWII No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. A particularly fine condition, early British, WWII, No.36M MkI Hand Grenade. Features approx. 95%+ of the original brown lacquer and filling ring with manufacturer marking ' JHW ' to body, base plug and lever. JHW marks indicate manufacture by John Harper of Willenhall, Staffs. Dated base plug 1940 . All parts present and fully strippable. AVAILABLE within UK only INERT.
WWII U.S.Mk.2A1 Fragmentation grenade. The definitive U.S. grenade, the Mk.2A1 Fragmentation grenade was introduced in 1944 being used through to the end of the War, Korea and to the early part of the Vietnam conflict. Fitted with an M10A2 igniter set used with grenades having fillers that do not require a detonator, this example is in excellent condition. INERT Available within UK only
WWII U.S.Mk.2A1 Fragmentation grenade. The definitive U.S. grenade, the Mk.2A1 Fragmentation grenade was introduced in 1944 being used through to the end of the War, Korea and to the early part of the Vietnam conflict. Fitted with an M6A4 igniter set used with TNT filled grenades, this example is in excellent condition and is contained in it's original M41A1 storage container . INERT Available within UK only
XII Lancers F.S. Cap. 1940 dated Field Service cap to the XII Lancers. Having two brass, lancer buttons to the peak with a cast, plated XII Lancers badge to the body. In excellent, clean condition with no moth, indistinct manufacturer stamp to interior, size 7 1/8. The badge looks to be North African made probably being acquired on leave from service in armoured cars in the desert.
Zeppelin SL11 - Souvenir of the wrecked Zeppelin Booklet. 13pg souvenir booklet containing a brief account of Leefe Robinson's exploit in shooting down the first Zeppelin and numerous photographs of the event and the resultant wreckage. Good, used condition with marking to covers, slight rips and damage.
\'Hero of Mons\' postcard. Postcard showing Sgt.A.Charman DCM of the Royal Warks Rgt under the title \'the Hero of Mons\'. Good study of Charman, unusual in that he is shown wearing his medals, and indicating that he was a veteran of South Africa. Good condition with some minor marks. POSTFREE with UK