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CIVIL DEFENCE "HEADQUARTERS" SHOULDER TITLES Post WW2 Yellow on Black embroidered Civil Defence HEADQUARTERS shoulder titles
(A) 1915 DATED WILKINSON 1907 PATT BAYONET & SCABBARD 1907 SMLE Bayonet & Scabbard Pommel with working push stud & without oil hole Wooden grips held by screw bolts 17” single edged fullered blade Inspection marks one side The other marked - Crowned GR 1907 12 - 15 WILKINSON In a 1915 dated steel mounted black leather scabbard Top mount with teardrop shaped frog stud Some of the scabbard stitching appears to be minus Though this isn’t visible and only seen if played with. Metalwork is blackened with age Blade again dark with some scuffs & scratching etc Wooden grips oil darkened with some marking But a honest WW1 1907 In reasonable condition as per pictures.
(B) 1915 DATED WILKINSON 1907 PATT BAYONET & SCABBARD 1907 SMLE Bayonet & Scabbard Pommel with working push stud & oil hole Wooden grips held by screw bolts 17” single edged fullered blade Inspection marks one side The other marked - Crowned GR 1907 1 - 15 WILKINSON With its steel mounted black leather scabbard Top mount with teardrop shaped frog stud Metalwork cleaned with some remaining blueing Blade has a couple of very small rust pits But nothing outrageous at all Wooden Grips are oil darkened with some marking Just a honest example of a 1907 bayonet Not the prettiest in the world but in no way the worst!
16th LONDON BLACKENED CAP BADGE 16th London, Queen’s Westminster Rifles cap badge
1881 DATED FRENCH 1874 PATTERN “Gras” BAYONET French 1874 Gras Bayonet Straight T backed blade maker marked & dated “St Etienne 1881” Brass mounted hilt with shaped walnut grips Held in place by two rivets . Steel cross guard with swept forward quillion Complete in its tapered steel blackened scabbard. Non matching numbers on bayonet & scabbard But they appear to have been together a long time The patina on both matches exactly. Some pitting to the bayonet leaf spring Marking to the wooden grips With the blade having a shiny grey colouring. All in all a nice example in good collectable condition
1888 - 1903 BAYONET FIGHTING KNIFE CONVERSION Unusual fighting knife Possibly made from either a 1888 or 1903 bayonet Or even an old sword blade ?? Double edged blade just a tad under 8” in length Totally devoid of any markings at all- (If there were any they have been carefully removed ) With a well defined central ridge & ricasso (As seen on both 1888 & 1903 pattern bayonets) Shaped brown leather wrapped grip With brass ferrule & end cap Hand made heavy brown leather scabbard With integral belt hanger (Slots) And a hole possibly for a missing hilt retaining strap. Very well made & tactile Hilt May have been lacquered at some point A nice one off example good addition to any collection
1914 MONS STAR & BAR TRIO RFA Nice original Mons Star Trio. Mounted on original Silk ribbons Along with Original Aug -Nov bar & Rosette Named to - “32907 GNR:J RRICE RFA” Nothing checked except CWGC. Nice honest as worn group worthy of full research .
1914 MONS STAR TRIO RAMC
1914 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE Gilt metal & Blue Enamel - 1914 "ON WAR SERVICE" badge. Maker marked to rear (VAUGHTONS LTD B'HAM)
1914-1919 PEACE CHARM OR MEDAL
1916 DATED RMA ID TAG ON 400 Reis BRAZILIAN COIN Unusual personalised identity disk - tag. Made using a Brazilian 400 Reis coin With one side totally erased and engraved with - Bdr G.C WILLIAMSON R.M.A 12891 H.M.S MALAYA 1916 A quick internet search shows Bdr Williamson on the crew list for HMS Malaya During the Battle of Jutland (1916) I’ve done nothing else except War Graves What I find interesting is having a Brazilian coin Named to a Bombardier in the Royal Marine Artillery Was he possibly involved in the Battle of Coronel- Off of the Coast of Chile November 1914 Or the Battle of the Falklands December 1914 A nice collectable item Definitely worthy of full research .
1917 DATED SANDERSON 1907 PATT BAYONET & SCABBARD 1907 SMLE Bayonet & Scabbard Pommel with working push stud & with oil hole Wooden grips held by screw bolts 17” single edged fullered blade Inspection marks one side The other marked - Crowned GR 1907 4 - 17 SANDERSON With its steel mounted black leather scabbard Top mount with teardrop shaped frog stud Fitted with a Green 1941 dated 1937 pattern frog A honest bayonet with remains of blueing , To the pommel and cross guard Blade has some darkening and finger marks Nothing that couldn’t be improved on (If so wished) A nice example and good addition to any collection.
1918 DATED GERMAN 10-PFENNIG COIN
1936 DATED SS PROMOTION DOCUMENT This is a miniature file copy of a SS promotion doc Approx 5” X 7” in size appears to have been trimmed Promoting Hans Heyer SS number 68981 From Platoon Sgt Major to Company Sgt Major Dated 9th November 1936 I don’t know if this is researchable id assume so Could be an interesting project. Slightly creased and has been folded. Part of a collection of items purchased some time ago With the intention to research but have never done it. Please carefully examine the photos They make up part of the description. Price Reduction £95 -£75.00
1938 DATED BRITISH FOLDING WIRE CUTTERS Good honest set of British folding wire cutters With an even brown patinated colour Some light pitting and surface rust But nothing detrimental to the item They are dated 1938 with a Broad Arrow The makers mark just isn’t readable (By me at least !) They fold easily and no doubt still cut if required
1938 DATED NFS HELMET 9 AREA LEICESTER A pretty fair example of a pre war NFS helmet Shell is Dark green (With surface rusting throughput) With NFS transfer to the Front above a number 9 (9 area NFS was Leicester) Both helmet chinstrap bales are stamped 11 1938 AlI I can make out on the shell are the letters - XB HBH 19?? (Harrison Bro’s and Howson -Sheffield 1938-1943) The rexine liner has the early large crown cushion Its is marked and dated - 7 VERO 1 1938 No tears , some crazing and the lace has broken Otherwise good and solid Original khaki cotton chinstrap (Springs still good) All in all a complete 1938 dated NFS helmet In half reasonable condition Far from mint - but definitely not a basket case either Should clean up well if one wanted to. A good honest untouched example
1938 DATED RAF GAITERS (1925 PATTERN) Pair of non matched 1938 dated RAF gaiters 1925 pattern equipment With original straps and buckles Both stamped size 3 but with different manufacturers To be honest you wouldn’t know They display well as a pair & possibly unissued
1938 DATED UN-USED ARP SHELL DRESSING Good Condition unused ARP Shell Dressing Dated Nov 1938 Complete with both cotton "ties"
1938 RUSSO JAPANESE WAR PARTICIPATION BADGE & DOC
1939 DATED UN-USED ARP SHELL DRESSING Good Condition unused ARP Shell Dressing Dated Feb 1939 Complete with both cotton "ties"...
1940 DATED 40 PATTERN (CAVALRY) WATER BOTTLE CARRIER Scarce 1940 pattern Cavalry water bottle carrier Clearly maker marked and dated ME & Co 1940 Broad Arrow In almost mint unissued condition
1940 DATED LUFTWAFFE ALLIED PLANE BOOKLET Unusual Luftwaffe plane identification booklet In a pull out concertina form - February 1940 Identifying Planes in service with the RAF at the time Including the following- Westland Lysander, Fairey Battle, Bristol Blenheim Bristol Beaufort, Vickers Wellington Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire, Gloucester Gladiator Blackburn Skua Short Sunderland Etc,etc A little bit grubby , a bit worn and creased But used, intact and fully readable. A uncommon survivor- Possibility carried by a Luftwaffe pilot / observer On early sorties across the channel During the Evacuation at Dunkirk Or even latterly the Battle of Britain
1940 FREE CZECH ARTILLERY BADGE Nice 1940 dated White metal pin back badge Of the Free Czechoslovak Forces in the U.K. Badge is stamped CZECHOSLOVAK FORCES ENGLAND 1940 Around a Czech Lion upon crossed cannons Back is maker marked - “W.H MILLER B’HAM” with its original pin fixing A scarce badge in good collectable condition Price Reduction £75-£65.00
1940 ISSUED SOVIET CHEMICAL AIR DEFENCE BADGE & DOC
1940 LDV INSTRUCTION SHEET No.7 Local Defence Volunteers Instruction sheet No.7- Notes on Field Defences. (Not to be Published) Printed by HMSO and dated September 1940 Good clean readable condition Nice piece of Home Front paperwork
1941 DATED NKVD PHOTO ID PERMIT Red Card NKVD photo identification dated 1941 Possibly something to do with travel or roads Good clean condition possibly researchable A nice addition to any Soviet WW2 collection
1942 DATED RAF MAP OF PARIS - NORTHERN FRANCE Large (30” x 24”) coloured map of Paris Dated 1942 (Revised October 1941 issue) Scale 1:500,000 Although it’s titled “PARIS” The vast majority of the map shows areas outside Towards Strasbourg , including - Reims, Charlville, Verdun ,Sedan & Metz Map has been folded and has one very small hole (I mean small as well) Nice original addition to a European theatre collection
1943 DATED WW2 US FIELD DRESSING POUCH Standard Olive Green US Carlisle Dressing pouch US marked to the front flap Marked to the back B.B.S.CO. 1943 With standard US wire belt fittings Good clean condition item
1945 DATED UK BOY SCOUT MEMBERSHIP CARD & BADGE Official U.K. Boy Scouts Membership / Record card Named to Thomas Baldwin Of the 2nd Hatcham Scout Group Dated 03-05-1945 Complete with a white metal Scout membership badge
1946 DATED CIVIL AVIATION NAVIGATOR LICENSE Unusual Ministry of Civil Aviation Navigators licence Dated September 1946 , named and issued to - Charles Douglas Alexander Neill Born in Belfast on 22nd July 1919 Good clean readable condition Worthy of further research Definitely a WW2 flyer
1974 SOVIET COMPETITION WINNER BADGE & DOC Impressive looking Soviet Pin Back Award Badge For the 1974 Socialist Competition winner Along with its named award certificate. Good looking badge , nice with its original doc.
1st CLASS SOVIET ORDER OF THE PATRIOTIC WAR 1985 issue Order of the Patriotic War (1st class Gold grade) One piece award ,with screw back fixing & Spinner Individually numbered to the rear Along with the makers / mint mark Awarded by the USSR to all surviving WW2 veterans On the 40th Anniversary of Victory (Approximately 2 million issued)
2 PLACE WW1 GERMAN RIBBON BAR WW1 Medal Ribbon “Pair “ Consisting of - Bavarian War Cross Iron Cross Mounted furl style on a Grey felt backed pin back bar This would have been a Wartime bar Both ribbons are for Combat awards With no commemorative or inter wars ribbons. A fairly plain looking pair ,but tells a story !
2nd CLASS SOVIET ORDER OF THE PATRIOTIC WAR 1985 issue Order of the Patriotic War (2nd class Silver grade) One piece award ,with screw back fixing & Spinner Individually numbered to the rear Along with the makers / mint mark Awarded by the USSR to all surviving WW2 veterans On the 40th Anniversary of Victory (Approximately 5.4 million issued)
3 X WW2 BRITISH ISSUE FORKS Three Wartime issue British forks One stamped with service mans initials DH All stamped with the Broad Arrow One dated 1940 the other two dated 1945, All a bit Grey in colour but should polish up nicely
33rd KENT RIFLE VOLS CROSS BELT POUCH Black leather Victorian Cross Belt pouch Mounted with white metal badge of the - 33rd Kent Rifle Volunteers Circa 1860 1870 The 33rd were formed on 23 March 1860 In Seven Oaks Kent by a Captain M Lambarde. Black Patent leather body With white metal furniture Pouch has it’s original tin liner Regimental badge secured by two two screw bolts Leather securing tongue is torn Should be a fairly easy repair if desired A nice unusual Victorian Rifle Vols pouch In good collectable condition Price Reduction £175.00 - £150.00
4 X 1915 DATED WOODEN "COASTERS" (FLEA MARKET FIND) Set of 4 wooden coaster's All dated 1915 Appear to be made from the tops of Cotton or Ribbon Reels Almost 4" across with a metal centre & edge The wooden part has numerous markings Not all very distinct But I can make out "--------------- BOBBIN Co LTD BLACKBURN" All have a separate date stamp of 1915 The back of each top has been covered in green felt So it can be used as a coaster. All are worn with some signs of age / wear & tear Knocks bangs etc. But honest items & very unusual Picked up this August in France (Flea Market) Unusual WW1 Memorabilia that can still be used !!
4 PLACE WW1 - WW2 GERMAN MEDAL BAR WW1 - WW2 German Ribbon bar Consisting of - Iron Cross Saxon Order of the Zahringer Lion (I think ?) 14-18 Honour Cross (Swords on Ribbon) WW2 German West Wall medal Ribbons all furl mounted on a black backed pin bar Nice clean bar in good collectable condition.
4 PLACE WW2 GERMAN RIBBON BAR (1957 PATT) Unusual WW2 Federal German Ribbon Bar Mounted in reverse order ? Or to be worn on the left hand side of the chest Comprising of - Wound Badge (Gold ?) Army Long Service medal Infantry Assault Badge Iron Cross All the above denoted with medal ribbon emblems. Mounted on a red felt backed pin bar As already said an unusual group In good condition not often seen & very collectable.
4 PLACE WWI GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- Iron Cross 2nd Class Imperial German China campaign medal (1900 Boxer Rebellion) Lippe Detmold Military Service medal with Swords 14/18 Honour Cross with Ribbon swords Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran
4 x IMPERIAL GERMAN SERVICE PINS BADGES 4 X Imperial German pin badges All very similar in design All with a outer coloured material edging With a central coloured portion Written in German around the edge In memory of my service time Set into this is a picture of a coloured epaulet Each one depicting a different regiment or unit All are well made with its Original rear pin fixing. Unusual and decorative Price is for all four badges Price Reduction £75 - £60.00
4 X WW1 “TRENCH FIND” GLASS BOTTLES 4 x Old Glass bottles All moulded with a manufacturer / retailers name etc Obtained from a long standing collection 2 x with paper labels that state - “WW1 TRENCH FINDS / TRENCH FINDS” All showing age and discolouration But no major chips or cracks / bits missing
5 PLACE WW1 GERMAN MEDAL BAR WW1 Period Bavarian Medal Ribbon Bar Consisting of - Bavarian War Merit Cross (With Swords on Ribbon) 14-18 Honour Cross (With Swords on Ribbon) 1916 Bavarian Leopold Cross Golden Wedding Commemorative (Faded Ribbon ) Silesian Eagle (Faded Ribbon) Ribbons are mounted furl style On a blue silk backed pin bar . A tad grubby (Especially the last two) But still a nice looking collectable item
5 PLACE WWI GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- Iron Cross 2nd Class Prussian Honour decoration German China Campaign medal (Boxer Rebellion 1900) Long service Ribbon 14/18 Honour Cross with Ribbon swords Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran Who served in the Imperial Army prior to WWI
5 PLACE WWI GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- Iron Cross 2nd Class 14/18 Honour Legion medal with Ribbon swords 14/18 Austrian War medal 14/18 Hungarian War medal 14/18 Bulgarian War Medal Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. Backed with dark Grey felt Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran
5 PLACE WWI GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- Bavarian War Cross with Swords Iron Cross 2nd Class 14/18 Honour Cross with Ribbon swords 14/18 Defence of the Tyrol medal Bavarian LSGC medal Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. With purple backing material Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran
5 PLACE WWI GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- Iron Cross 2nd Class 14/18 Honour Cross with Ribbon 14/18 Hungarian War medal 14/18 Austrian war medal 14/18 Bulgarian war medal Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. With light blue silk backing Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran
5 PLACE WWI- WW2 GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI -WW2 German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- Iron Cross 2nd Class Turkish Gallipoli Star (?) 14/18 Honour Cross with Ribbon swords German Red Cross Service medal (?) Russian Front medal Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran Who served in both World Wars .
5 X BOER WAR CELLULIOD PICTURE PIN BADGES 5 X Boer War patriotic pin badges 2 X Boer Commanders (Piet Joubert & Paul Kruger) 3 X British Officers (Sir Ian Hamilton Sir Stewart White & ?) All with Original rear pin fixings, Came in as a lot as such being sold as one not individually Good cheap Boer War collectables
50 ROUND MG 34 / 42 AMMUNITION BELT German 50 round MG belt Blackened / Blued finish Could be post war or Yugoslav export No makers marks or code letters that I can see Good condition
6 PLACE WW1 / WW2 MEDAL BAR Nice unusual WW1 - WW2 ribbon bar Possibly for a Dr or Medic Comprising of - 14-18 Honour Cross (Swords on Ribbon) WW2 War Merit Medal Nazi Red Cross Medal Army Long Service (With Ribbon Eagle) WW1 Hungarian War Medal (Swords on Ribbon) WW1 Bulgarian War Medal (Swords on Ribbon) On a red felt backed pin bar In good clean collectable condition. Long Service Eagle was slightly loose , As such a tiny dab of glue was used to stabilise it I’ve attempted to show this in the photo You wouldn’t know unless you really looked for it . In no way detracts from the bar. A nice looking bar not out of place in any collection
6 PLACE WWI GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- Iron Cross 2nd Class Saxon FA Medal 14/18 Honour Cross with Ribbon swords Saxon Altenburg War Service medal 14/18 Hungarian War medal 14/18 Austrian war medal with Ribbon swords Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran.
6 PLACE WWI GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- Iron Cross 2nd Class Hanseatic Cross - Lubeck 14/18 Brunswick war Cross Reuss Iron Cross 2nd class (?) 14/18 Honour Cross with Ribbon swords German LSGC Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. With yellow silk backing Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran
7 PLACE AUSTRO GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI / WW2 Austro German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- WW2 War Merit Cross with Ribbon Swords Eastern Front medal Gallantly Ribbons x2 both with Ribbon Swords Karl Truppenkreig Cross Austrian Wound medal 14/18 Honour Cross with Ribbon swords Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran. Who served in both World Wars
7 PLACE WW1 - WW2 GERMAN MEDAL BAR WW1 - WW2 German Ribbon bar Comprising of the following WW1 Iron Cross (With WW2 Second award emblem) WW2 War Merit Cross (Swords on Ribbon) Unknown (Grubby Ribbon) Unknown (Grubby Ribbon with Swords) 14-18 Honour Cross (Swords on Ribbon) 1938 Sudetenland Medal West Wall medal Mounted on a Red felt backed pin bar, A nice combination of awards For what appears to be a career soldier. A little grubby but it may clean up with care. Grubby or not still a good looking medal bar. That’s definitely been worn with pride over the years.
7 PLACE WWI- WW2 GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI / WW2 German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class WW2 War Merit Cross/ Medal Bavarian Military Service Cross with Ribbon Swords 14/18 Honour Cross with Ribbon swords Bavarian 1905 Jubilee medal Bavarian Long Service medal German long service medal Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. With yellow material backing Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran. Who served in WWI and latterly WW2 Possibly a member of the Home Guard / Volkssturm
8 PLACE WW1 GERMAN MEDAL BAR Nice unusual WW1 - ribbon bar With decorations from numerous states. Comprising of - Iron Cross Blue Ribbon (Swords on Ribbon - Bulgarian ?) Waldeck War Service Cross (Swords on Ribbon) 14-18 Honour Cross (Swords on Ribbon) Silesian Eagle Austrian Military Service Cross (Wreath to Ribbon) Mecklenburg War Cross Unknown Ribbon (Black & White possibly Prussian) Mounted on a Red felt backed pin bar. An impressive array of awards No doubt worn by an Officer. Good collectable item .
AA SEARCHLIGHT DRILLS (SUPPLEMENT 3)
AA SEARCHLIGHT DRILLS 1940 (SUPPLEMENT 2)
AFGHAN MEDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY OF SAUR REVOLUTION AFGHANISTAN Medal For the 10th Anniversary of the Saur Revolution On its Green ribbon and mounting plate. In April 1978, the Saur Revolution , Overthrew the government of Mohamed Daoud Khan. He was killed along with his family In the Presidential Palace A new government created - The Democratic Republic of Afganistan.
AFRICAN DAGGER & SHEATH Jile / Gile Dagger from the Afar people Of Ethiopia, Somalia , Eritrea & Djibouti 8.5” double edged blade with a distinctive angular tip And .75” dark metal central core Shaped wooden grip decorated with studs With its Original patterned leather scabbard With rear integral belt loop The only “Issue” is some very slight edge damage On the angular bend of the blade Otherwise in good collectable condition An unusual dagger and not commonly found !
AIR TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE Original circular White metal Air Training Corps cap badge With two lug fixings to the rear
AKM TYPE 1 BAYONET & SCABBARD 1st Type AKM bayonet & Scabbard Reddish brown bulbous plastic grips Blackened cross guard and blade ricasso. 5.45” clip point Bowie type blade With a saw back blade and rectangular cut out (To attach to the scabbard as a wire cutter) Black finished scabbard with black rubber insulator Black leather clip on frog / hilt strap Matching numbers on both bayonet & scabbard Good honest clean bayonet
ARMY 2 X PIECE ALUMINIUM BELT BUCKLE Good Original Army Aluminium Belt Buckle Lightweight "Parade" version Front Roundel being held on by 4 x tabs No makers marks, Minor surface marking to the rear of the buckle (Also appears to have "Candle Wax" on the reverse !) Will come off no problem Nice addition to any collection
ATS CAP BADGE & SHOULDER TITLES WW2 ATS cap badge with matching shoulder titles
AUSTRALIAN RETURNED SOLDIERS WOMENS AUXILIARY BADGE Unusual Australian R.S.S & AILA WOMENS AUXILIARY badge (Returned Soldiers Sailors & Airmen Imperial League Australia) Gilt metal badge with Imperial crown on the top Blue enamel outer circlet with central enamelled Australian flag Back with original pin back fixing Numbered (1913) with makers marks Not often seen in the a U.K. A good collectable badge in nice “as found” condition
AUSTRO HUNGARIAN BELT BUCKLE (PRIVATE PURCHASE )
BADGE OF GLORY FOR THE SOVIET SOLDIER
BAKELITE AIR RAID WARDEN DOOR SIGN Brown Bakelite door sign AIR RAID WARDEN Approx 6” X 3” in size With two screw hole fixings. Good clean honest item
BAKELITE ARP POST DOOR SIGN Brown Bakelite door sign for - AIR RAID WARDENS’ POST The lettering picked out in white paint (Some of which is missing) Sign approx 8” x 2.5” in size With ta single screw hole fixing to each end Good WW2 Home Front item in clean undamaged condition
BELGIAN 1935 PATTERN SWORD BAYONET Good example of a Belgian M35 Bayonet. 17-3/4” Double edged blade with central rib. Blade only marked with the letter “V”. Cross guard is numbered “37806” Along with a square acceptance stamp (?) Muzzle ring is 15.5mm (M35) Opposed to the almost identical M16 at 17.5mm Dark wood grips held by screw bolts With a small angular pommel & working push stud Complete with its original blacked steel scabbard. Condition wise - The blade has been sharpened on both sides With some very minor pitting. Wooden grips in good condition - With some small almost pin prick dings Pommel & cross guard with some light pitting Scabbard has lost the back throat retaining screw. All in all a good honest item With wear commensurate with its age. Not mint by any sense of the word But as I’ve already said a good honest example. Getting harder to find in any half decent condition A nice addition to any collection.
BLACKENED 1939 PATT LEATHER BELT (HOME GUARD) 1939 Home Guard Pattern leather belt That has been blackened (Including the brass fittings) Can just make out a Broad Arrow & 41 no other markings Assume it was blackened by a HG member It's not been newly done & appears period Good clean wearable belt Leather is currently "Set " at 37" But should adjust out another 11" (Approx.) 5" one end & 6" the other (Approx.)
BOER WAR IMPERIAL YEOMANRY SLOUCH HAT BADGE Gilt metal Imperial Yeomanry cap badge With Red and Blur Rosette backing As worn on the Slouch hat during the Boer War I’m not sure it this is original or not hence the price
BORDER REGIMENT CAP BADGE Kings Crown White Metal Border Regiment cap badge. Original Red felt to centre with locking device on slider.
BOXED ISRAELI \"RAID ON ENTEBEE\" MEDALLION 4 JULY 1976 Very unusual numbered Bronze Medallion Issued by the - Israel Government Coin & Medal Corporation Ltd. To commemorate the Israeli Commando Raid - Entebbe Airport Uganda on 4th July 1976 One side shows the IDF emblem & Olive Branch Entwined around a Israeli aircraft A Hebrew inscription With English translation - "Operation Johnathan 4th July 1976" Other side with a quote from Psalm 18:17 In Hebrew then again in English- "He sent from above then took me" Contained in a Blue cardboard box with circular insert Unusual item in Very good clean condition The Rescue Operation to free 106 passengers (Mainly Israeli nationals or of Jewish decent) From a hijacked Air France flight That had landed at Entebbe Airport in Uganda Took place on July 4th 1976 The mission was led by - Colonel Jonathan Netanyahu (Yoni) (Brother of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu) Who was killed in Action during an exchange of fire Between IDF Commando's & PLO / Ugandan troops He was in fact the only IDF Casualty on the operation It was named "Operation Jonathan" in memory of him
BOXED POST WAR CZECH PILOTS BADGE Good quality Communist period Czech pilots badge Complete in it’s original fitted box This is the badge for a 1st class pilot (Gilt and white metal) With miniature pin back lapel badge Full size badge numbered to the back 0887 A scarce item and obviously no longer made Nice collectable condition
BOXED WW2 DUTCH MEMORIAL CANDLE HOLDER Very unusual boxed white metal candle holder Bearing the badge of the Dutch organisation Stichting 1940-44 The official foundation that provides services to- “Members of the Resistance,victims of persecution , And Civilian war victims from the years 1940-1944” Approximately 1.5” tall x 2.5” across I’ve not seen one before and guess it’s pretty unusual It has a makers mark to the bottom, SOLA My guess would be made in the 1970’s .??? But I’m open to suggestions. Nice looking item wouldn’t look out of place in any collection
BOXED WW2 MEDAL PAIR WAAF SECTION OFFICER Unworn WW2 medal pair In their named Air Ministry box of issue “Miss E.A Beardsall,” “Poplar House,” “Godshill” “VENTNOR I.OW” Complete with Air Ministry issue slip Original ribbons and grease proof envelopes Unusually being the - 1939/45 Star and War Medal (Confirmed on the medal slip) Some basic research done via “Forces War Records “ E.A Beardsall’s service details are as follows- Assistant Section Officer WAAF Service number 2516 Seniority date 02/08/1941 Then Section Officer WAAF Air Ministry Department of the Chief of the Air Staff Directorate of Signals With a 1939/45 Star and War Medal entitlement . As such I’m assuming she saw overseas service? Further research could find an interesting story . Good project in excellent condition
BOXED WWI SPINK & SONS JUTLAND MEDAL Excellent quality Spinks of London White metal Jutland Medal Contained in its original white card box With a sticker to the lid - “Sold got the Benefit of Naval Orphans “ Box lid has split on the corners , Base has one side split again on the corners. The sides are all present and fully attached. This could be repaired/ restored fairly easily The medal itself is in very good crisp condition Nice addition to any collection especially with its box !
BRASS SMLE RIFLE OIL BOTTLE Original SMLE oiler bottle With screw off lid and inner “Spoon” Unable to make out a date on the bottom Not sure if it’s WW1 or WW2 issue I can see it’s marked with a broad arrow . With maker marked JJB & an inspection stamp A little bit grubby but it is what it is
BRITISH 37 PATT WATER BOTTLE CARRIER / COVER DATED 1943 1937 pattern water bottle cover Clearly marked with makers mark and date AC 1943 Broad Arrow In mint unissued condition
BRITISH CIVIL DEFENCE SERVICE STRIPES WW2 period Civil Defence rank stripes or chevrons Some moth to the black backing material Obtained from a closed down SE London old time surplus shop
BRITISH CIVIL DEFENCE SERVICE STRIPES (2) Pair of WW2 period Civil Defence rank stripes or chevrons In very good to mint condition Obtained from a closed down SE London old time Surplus shop
BRITISH MADE WW2 US FIELD DRESSING POUCH U.S. Carlisle field Dressing Belt pouch Front stamped U.S Inside with makes markings / code number FINNIGANS Ltd 1945. BRITISH MADE USA / AA OO2O (BROAD ARROW) Standard US wire belt fittings to the back A tad faded but a good honest item
BRITISH WATERBOTTLE IN 1918 DATED LEATHER CRADLE WW2 British Green enamel water bottle With felt cover and cork / stopper Contained in a leather skeleton cradle and shoulder strap The only markings are a G (Broad arrow) on the cradle front And a makers stamp and date of 1918 on the strap I not been able to photograph it , its not too clear to the eye AND right on the looped section going through the D ring There may be additional markings on the inner cradle, But the bottles well in and won't budge much I don't want to risk damaging the leather by pulling it out Possibly Home Guard or early war Army issue Nice item in good collectable condition
BROACHED RIFLE BRIGADE CAP BADGE Kings Crown White Metal Cap Badge Of the Rifle Brigade. Badge has a pronounced curve to it This was no doubt shaped during its working life. Original rear slider has been removed Replaced with a horizontal brooch fitting Nice original badge That was probably gifted to a wife or sweetheart Please refer to photos for item condition
BRONZE ROYAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE Bronze Officers Kings Crown R.E cap badge. George 6th Cypher -Double Blade back
BWM & IGS PAIR (AFGHAN NWF 1919) RFA Nice original WW1 medal pair Consisting of - British Silver War Medal Along with India General service medal Bar Afghanistan & NWF 1919 Both nicely toned - mounted on replacement ribbons Named to - 22922 GNR: J T AUTY RFA With copy MIC confirming these were his only awards Ancestry census docs etc.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY OTC SHOULDER TITLES Matched pair of Brass Shoulder titles “CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY OTC” With original rear fixings, Toned with some very slight Green Verdigris on one A nice honest pair of badges
CARVED INDIAN - AFRICAN WOODEN SOLDIER FIGURE Carved wooden figure of a Soldier Either Indian or African (I think Indian myself) Depicts a uniformed figure “Presenting Arms” Wearing BD & Trousers with a forage - side cap The rifle is a well carved copy of a British SMLE Total height is approximately 9” Made of possibly Olive wood or such like. May have originally stood on a base ? No major damage- A couple of small chips and old worm holes But nothing to detract from the item itself Nice bit of “Folk / Trench Art”
CASED BOER WAR COMMEMORATIVE SPOON SET Very unusual set of cased six silver plated spoons Showing British Army Officers of the day Each spoon is named with a portrait of the Officer Set under flags & hibiscus flowers (?) The following officers are depicted KITCHENER FISHER GREY FRENCH HAMILTON BEATTY Back of the spoons are marked with the maker etc “1881(R) ROGERS(R) A1” A couple of the spoons with wear to the plating etc (Could be re plated or dipped ) Not sure if the box is original for the spoons (Though a fight fit they sit in it well ) Unusual Boer war items in nice collectable condition Not mint in any way and have been used as spoons ! But they look very nice in the box Would grace any small’s cabinet or collection .
CASED JAPANESE “CHINA INCIDENT “ MEDAL Boxed Japanese Medal Issued for service in China anytime between 1937-45 Bronze medal / bar with swivel suspender Obverse showing - Crossed Flags Imperial Japanese Mum crest & Crow Reverse showing - Mountains,Clouds & Waves with Japanese inscription (China Incident) Original silk ribbon with hook & eye suspension Complete with recessed fitted case Covered in black paper with Japanese lettering. A fairly common medal in good condition Nice to find with its original fitted case.
CITY OF LONDON POLICE RESERVES BADGE Good quality City of London Police Reserves lapel badge Red enamel body (Complete with wording) With the crest of the City of London in the centre Rear button hole fixing maker marked - J R Gaunt & Son London Good clean condition with a tiny flake to the enamel Just before the “C” on City Hardly noticeable looks worse than it is As the photo has been enlarged
COLDSTREAM GUARDS OFFICERS BI CORN HAT IN NAMED TIN Excellent quality Guards Officers Bi corn hat Attributed to - (Major) Lord E. K. Digby, D.S.O., M.C, Coldstream Guards Made of Black Beaver skin, Decorated with a large black rosette, With gold bullion, and black silk tape, Bullion bears paw decorations to both ends Complete with its red and white plume (Still in cardboard tube) Silk lining maker - retailer marked Edward Smith, 5 Boyle Street, London With brown leather sweat band. Contained in its original japanned carrying case, With brass plaque engraved- “Maj Lord E. K. Digby D.S.O. M.C. Coldstream Guards” The tin has some minor external wear Interior Still lined with some old Brown paper The hinge is A/F but functional (Could easily be re soldered ) With light wear to the Beaver skin Bi corn body. (As can be seen in the pictures) Otherwise a nice solid item Very collectable to a decorated Guards Officer Lord Edwin Kenelem Digby 11th Baron Digby 01/08/1894 - 29/01/1964 2nd Lt Coldstream Guards, 15.8.14 Lt. Coldstream Guards 17.7.15 Adjt., Coldstream Guards 30.9.15 - 15.1.18 Captain 1.1.17 A/Major 17.1.18; Served European War M.I.D x 2 - 31/12/1915 & 16/03/1917 M.C 1916 , Bar awarded 1918 French Croix de Guerre 28/09/1917 D.S.O 01/02/1919 T.D 1945 This was previously sold in auction 20/09/2011 By Dreweatts of London , Details of which can be found on the internet
COLDSTREAM GUARDS OFFICERS WIFE’S BELT BUCKLE Unusual 2 piece Gilt and white metal “Dress Buckle” Similar in design to a traditional filigree nurses buckle But fitted with two Coldstream Guards badges (One on each half ) I believe these were worn by “Officers Ladies” On a Gold Brocade belt At Regimental dinners, functions etc Whilst the Officers were in full dress uniform Not something that turns up very often A nice addition to any Coldstream Guards collection
COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED PICKELHAUBE MATCHBOX COVER WW1 Pickelhaube matchbox cover Made of thin pressed brass The Pickelhaube being embossed to the front With floral decoration to the spine I believe these were made in France during WW1 To sell to Allied troops as “Souvenirs “ A little rubbed with some minor corrosion But a good honest item (See pictures) That would sit well in any WW1 cabinet / collection
CSM BAR NORTHERN IRELAND - ROYAL ENGINEERS Court Mounted CSM with Northern Ireland bar. Correctly named to - 25065186 SPR A.R PARKER RE Nice clean medal in good collectable condition
CUSTOM MADE AUSTRALIAN LEATHER REVOLVER HOLSTER Nice quality tooled Brown Leather holster. For a 9 - 9.5” revolver. Makers details impressed to the front. P.W PERCIVAL BAIRNSDALE VIC A quick internet search comes up with - PERCIVAL CUSTOM LEATHER Late of Bairnsdale Victoria. The holster is called a “Gallatin Pattern “ And priced at $160 Australian Some wear and tear a few minor marks and knocks But nothing to detract from the item. A well made very good quality western style holster.
DANISH SABRETACHE FREDERICK IX (1947-1972) A very impressive Danish Sabretache Bearing the Royal cypher of - King Frederick 9th who reigned from 1947-1972. Red Morocco Leather body With a light Blue material covering to the front face Edged with heavy silver wire decoration Central Royal cypher topped with the Danish crown Three white metal suspension loops With internal pocket . A very impressive looking piece Not often seen outside of Denmark Would make a nice addition to any collection.
DEVON SPECIAL CONSTABULARY GILT & ENAMEL BADGE Good quality WW1 period gilt & enamel badge Devon Special Constabulary With rear half moon fixing marked - “J.R Gaunt & Son London “ Enamel all in good condition No chips cracks or bits missing. Nice badge and getting harder to find.
EARLY POSS WW1 BRITISH FIELD SERVICE SIDE CAP Unusual British FS Cap Very slim (only 4.5" tall) and small in size (10.5" long) Very well made of a heavy cotton material, With a waterproofed lining and cotton liner band Inner lining marked in blue pen(/) B-2 Two x small General Service buttons to the front Mounted with a small Queens Regiment cap badge This is not a reproduction, and shows definite age Not standard WW2 issue cap There's a couple of possibilities , WW1, Cadet or even Indian A nice looking FS cap in good worn condition
EARLY POST WAR KGB BORDER GUARD BADGE
EARLY POST WAR KGB BORDER GUARD BADGE
EARLY RWK KHAKI SIDE CAP WW1 - 1920’s Nice early British side cap Badged to the Royal West Kent Regiment. Quite different in shape to WW2 examples It’s a lot slimmer (As in not as deep side on) The GS buttons appear smaller than WW2 types The material itself is a course heavy wool mix With the inside being fully lined in black material Totally devoid of any date or manufacturer’s markings The RWK badge is slider backed , But won’t come off of the side cap Appears to have been squashed or pinched in place A nice early side cap in good collectable condition .
EARLY WWI FRENCH GREATCOAT (1887 PATTERN) Excellent quality French dark blue greatcoat. Double breasted with red collar tabs (one of which has the No.7 attached) Two false pockets to the front With two slit pockets to the back (Open ended as to access trousers etc ) Inside half lined with a white cotton material. (Some speckling- Foxing to it) There’s also a label inside for a theatrical company Based 7-8 King Street Covent Garden London (Many old uniforms ended up as theatre props) Along with a name etc in black pen A couple of small repairs but otherwise in VGC Appears to be a pre WW1 1887 pattern Greatcoat Still used in 1914 / 1915 by French troops Until the introduction of the lighter Horizon Blue cloth Some of the buttons have been replaced, It had a mishmash attached when I acquired it Being both British livery & French military buttons A scarce item that displays very well A nice addition to any French WW1 collection There are a couple of anomalies with the item, It has shoulder strap epaulettes Rather than the “Rolls” normally seen It also has front false pockets Something not seen on French Great Coats There’s a possibility it’s a very old theatrical copy But I can’t see this as it shows genuine age And as already said is of excellent quality Possibly militia / territorial usage I really don’t know Price has been reduced from £400 - £250 To take the aforementioned anomalies into account.
EAST LANCS CAP BADGE Bi Metal East Lancashire Regiment cap badge
EDWARD VIII NATIONAL DEFENCE COMPANY CAP BADGE Large circular Brass cap badge For the National Defence Company The NDC was a voluntary reserve unit of the British Army Tasked with Home Defence in the event of war Comprising of ex soldiers between the ages of 45-60 The unit existed between 1936 & 1939 When transferred to the Regular Army Becoming Home Service Battalion's Duties including guarding of POW'S ,Vunerable areas etc.
ENAMELLED 1914 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE Gilt metal & Blue Enamel 1914 "ON WAR SERVICE" badge. Maker marked to rear (W.J DINGLEY B'HAM) Very small chip to enamel (By the 1 on 1914)
ENAMELLED 1915 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE Gilt metal & Blue / White Enamel 1915 "ON WAR SERVICE" badge. Maker marked & numbered to rear (J.R GAUNT LONDON)
FREE STATE DANZIG COPPER ASHTRAY Pressed Copper Ashtray With embossed crest of "Free State Danzig" Front has been cleaned. Back with Original dark patina.
FRENCH 1886/93/16 LEBEL BAYONET & SCABBARD Standard mid war produced French Lebel bayonet Simplified design with Brass hilt & without quillion Working push button locking ring 20.5” tapered Cruciform blade . Clearly marked C & P A recognised but unknown private contractor. With blackened tubular scabbard. (A couple of small dents but nothing horrendous) Good honest bayonet . Nice having the C & P blade marking Good addition to any collection.
FRENCH COLONIAL MEDAL BAR MAROC 2nd type French Colonial medal (Single sided suspension) As Issued between 1930 -1962 Blue and white watered silk ribbon Mounted with the bar “MAROC” (Morocco) Very detailed medal In good collectable condition
FRENCH NAVAL GORGET French “Officer de Marine” Gorget In very good to excellent condition With large attached roped anchor badge Two pierced holes for neck suspension ribbons With its Original black material lining Circa 1848 (Second Empire) Naval Gorgets are seldom seen & highly sought after An attractive addition to any collection. Price Reduction £160-£140
FULL BOX OF 1944 DATED US RAZOR BLADES Complete manufacture’s display box of - “HOWARD”. Doubled edged razor blades- “The Nations Blade” Made by Howard Blade Co. Of Newark New Jersey Cardboard lid has partially torn Otherwise in almost perfect condition Box complete with 20 unopened boxes of blades Back stamped with - US Forces Quartermasters code & dated 1944
FUZE - DETONATOR TIN Circular tin approx 6” across & 3.5” deep With a wire hinged lid & 2x securing loops Olive Green painted finish to the body. Unfortunately the base appears re-painted With an off white - cream coloured gloss Obscuring any issue or manufacturing marks. I’ve listed this as a fuze or detonator tin But I could be well off the mark ! Any info would be great fully received.
GENUINE WW1 PENNY PIECES VARIOUS DATES Small lot of WW1 Copper Pennies All with some wear commensurate with age But all with readable dates etc Ideal for living history Small gifts etc. I will try to supply the date year requested Otherwise a random coin will be sent
GEORGE VI NATIONAL DEFENCE COMPANY CAP BADGE Small brass slider back cap badge For the National Defence Company The NDC was a voluntary reserve unit of the British Army Tasked with Home Defence in the event of war Comprising of ex soldiers between the ages of 45-60 The unit existed between 1936 & 1939 When transferred to the Regular Army Becoming Home Service Battalion's Duties including guarding of POW'S ,Vunerable areas etc.
GEORGE VI RE OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE Nice Chocolate Bronze RE Officers Cap Badge With central GRVI cypher Both original blades to the back Good clean , possibly unissued condition Please see pictures for condition. Very difficult to upgrade this badge
GERMAN DLRG STICK PIN - BRONZE Nice quality Bronze stickpin of the “German Lifesaving Service” No makers markings Fitted to a good quality twisted pin.
GERMAN NSKOV PIN BACK BREST EAGLE German NSKOV Brest Eagle Aluminium Eagle with black Iron cross on its chest Correct brass pin fastening Maker marked 20 GES GESCH to the back An good quality item In nice collectable condition
GERMAN REICHSWEHR BELT BUCKLE Post WW1 and Pre Third Reich Reichswehr Belt Buckle One piece stamped buckle In good if not slightly rubbed / worn condition Not often seen collectible item
GERMAN- HAMBURG MOUNTED MEDAL GROUP OF 3 Good Imperial German / Hamburg medal group Comprising of- Prussian Iron Cross 2nd Class Hamburg Hanseatic Cross (Silver & enamels with central castle motif) 14-18 Combatants honour cross with swords All on their original silk ribbons Unusual metal mounting bar With hooks both front and back for medal suspension Nice honest group would look good in any collection
Gilt & ENAMEL CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS BADGE Excellent quality Civil Defence Corps Badge Gilded brass (?) With Red Crown & Circular Blue outer ring Inset with the wording - Civil Defence Corps Centre of badge with a Crowned Lion With rear half moon button hole fixing. Attractive item Nice addition to any Home Front collection
GOLD GRADE WW2 GERMAN WOUND BADGE Nice Solid backed Gold Grade wound badge Unfortunately not a lot of the gold is left . Most has absorbed into the zinc of the badges body. There’s a smidgen left on the back and edge (Can be seen in good light) But the pin and hook retain almost 100% finish. I have been told these can be re finished With Gold leaf I expect, but it’s sold as found A honest and cheap example!
GROUP OF 5 X BRING BACK DAGGERS SUDAN CAMPAIGN Interesting group of 5 x Sudanese campaign daggers All have been lacquered a very long time ago And were originally mounted on a wooden shield The group comprises of - Pair of curved bone gripped daggers Both with blades heavily engraved with Islamic script Pair of Azande style arm daggers With double edged blades and light wood grip Single , horn hilted Kindjal type dagger. Double edged blade inscribed with geometric designs With a multi piece horn hilt and cross guard Nice collection that would look nice re mounted again
HAC CAP BADGE & SHOULDER TITLES Honourable Artillery Company Cap Badge Darkened Brass HAC flaming grenade With slider back With a matched pair of HAC shoulder titles Both with double lugged rear fixings. Good collectable condition.
HALLMARKED SILVER ARP BADGE Excellent quality H/M Silver ARP Badge Half moon fixing to rear
HAND MADE WW2 POLISH EAGLE WOODEN PLAQUE Unusual -If not \"One Off\" wooden plaque Approx 5.5\" x 6\" in size Made of 3 x pieces of wood The central piece being a highly detailed depiction, Of a Crowned Polish Eagle As worn / used by the Free Polish forces in the UK The rear has a carved dedication- \"TO OUR FRIENDS - FROM FELEK & ROMEK 26-2-43\" With a short period suspension chain. No doubt made by Polish Servicemen Possibly billeted with a family ? Cracking display item -If only it could talk !!
HILDENBOROUGH MILITARIA FAIR DATES 2023 2023 Hildenborough Militaria Fair dates We’d also like to thank both the public and dealers For their ongoing support over the past year Hopefully 2023 will be a tad kinder on all of us . All the Best for the New Year, Rick L
HM SILVER ARP BADGE Hall Marked Silver ARP Badge With rear half moon fixing
HM SILVER MOUNTED RIFLE BRIGADE OFFICES POUCH Old Black Patent leather back pouch With hallmarked silver mounts Stamped with B&P makers mark -Birmingham 1886 With Strung Bugle to the front flap I am unable to check if the Bugle Horn is silver As its attached by a nut (But I'm sure it is) Only faults I can find are - The Patent finish has bubbled and "Melted " in places And the strap closure retaining loop is torn. otherwise a good looking honest piece of kit ! Price Reduction £125- £110.00
HOME FRONT ARMBAND N.C.C - R & C STAFF Unusual Home Front / Civil Defence Armband White cotton material Printed with “N.C.C R & C STAFF “ in black This is believed to be - “Nottinghamshire County Council Report and Control Staff” Part of the ARP Service That directed Rescue,First Aid ,Clean up crews etc To Bomb Sites after an Air Raid . Collating information - Liaising with Police , Army BD units and other Emergency service’s A vital part of the local civil defence organisation Sown edge seams with double elasticated rear straps (Elastic - no longer retaining elasticity) Some fairly heavy staining (Blood ??) But nothing to detract from the scarcity of the item. A good collectable Home Front Armband In 40 years of collecting I’ve not seen another
HORN HILTED KUKRI & TOOLED SCABBARD Large Horn hilted vintage Kukri & Scabbard Blade approximately 12.5” long O.25” thick & just over 2.25” at its widest part With one large fuller & traditional blade notch Hilt appears to be black buffalo horn With brass banding, bolsters rivet heads & end cap. The scabbard has a well tooled leather covering Rear pocket - but sadly missing it’s bi knives With a shaped metal chape This is really well made and of excellent quality Definitely has age to it and is not a tourist item A nice addition to any collection
IMPERIAL AUSTRIAN EM BELT BUCKLE
IMPERIAL GERMAN 1884/98 BAYONET & SCABBARD WW1 German 84/98 knife bayonet With a very dark age patina overall. 9.75” blade maker marked - “J A HENCKELS” Feint 1915 date & acceptance stamp to the spine Wooden grips held by two screw bolts With flash guard . Correct steel scabbard again very dark in colour With a couple of dents (Nothing drastic) Along with some very minor salt & pepper pitting A good honest WW1 bayonet. Showing it’s age but still a nice example . In collectable condition.
IMPERIAL GERMAN COMMEMORATIVE PLATE A very nice Imperial German White Porcelain plate With a Black and Red painted line edging Green acanthus leaf wreath to the top, With 1914-1915 in the middle tied with a bow. Acanthus leaf decoration to the central plate are. With German Script that roughly translates to “1914-1915 To Commemorate the Great War, Donated by Bamberger Daily Paper” A very attractive item a little wear to the decoration But nothing that detracts from it (Minor paint loss - not really noticeable) No readily visible chips or cracks. A nice example of what must be a rare survivor Lovely addition to any WW1 collection.
IMPERIAL GERMAN DRESS TUNIC Imperial German Blue dress tunic. Appears to have been altered during its working life Possibly re issued to the German Postal service. The stand up red collar has had edge braid removed There’s also a small mark on each side of the collar Where the rank buttons were removed The shoulder boards may also be old replacements Slightly different colour to the collar and cuffs Single breasted with 8 x copper gilt buttons 3 x similar buttons to each cuff With 2 x on the shoulders & 6 on the back Fully lined inside - See pictures Including one for the Berlin Post Office A really nice looking tunic In very good condition With minimal damage very minor moth (If any ) Could be restored back to it’s original state Or left as is. Either way displays very well indeed
IMPERIAL GERMAN ERSATZ BAYONET & SCABBARD All steel Imperial German Ersatz Bayonet. Approximately 17” long With a 12.5” unfullered blade Ground to a double edge 4” before the tip Cross guard with double muzzle ring (Enabling it to fit both the 1888 & 1898 type rifles) Also marked with Imperial German acceptance stamp Hilt with oil hole & small birds beak Pommel With a fully functional push button Contained in its all steel scabbard Cleaned bright at some point in the past Scabbard shows some minor pitting in places Along with some age darkening A good honest example of a WW1 Ersatz bayonet.
IMPERIAL GERMAN MINIATURE MEDAL TRIO TIE PIN Unusual boxed Imperial German “Tie Pin” Consisting of - An Iron Cross, Hamburg Cross & 14/18 Honour Cross Iron Cross appears to be 1st Class Hamburg Hanseatic Cross is in Red Enamel 14/18 Cross is Combatants with Swords All mounted on a bar which in turn, Is fitted to a white metal pin with twisted shank. Contained in a (Modern?) Black leatherette box, Pin being held in place - By a miniature Imperial EK2 Ribbon Excellent quality and condition A good looking display item. Would nicely fit into any WW1 German Collection .
IMPERIAL GERMAN PEAKED CAP Good quality Imperial German peaked cap With Black body and crown, piped in Red Two roundels to the front The lower being Red and Gold the upper Black and White Possibly Pioneers or Fire Brigade (Honestly don’t know) With a Small patent / black fibre peak Brown Oilcloth / imitation leather sweat band With a Light Blue silk lining With makers details - Carl Roth of Weissenburg (Weissenburgh is in Bavaria) No chin strap present or has ever been fitted All in all a good quality Imperial German peaked cap In very good collectable condition
IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY OFFICERS PRIVATE PURCHASE TUNIC WW2 IJA Lightweight Officers tunic Similar in style to the type 98 tunic but not quite the same Made of good quality lightweight Olive Drab cotton material With partial lining - Arms ,shoulders and both inner sides / breast area. (Leaving an unlined back section) Two internal pockets and an embroidered "Kanji" The collar has its original hook and eye throat closures Both the collar and jacket cuffs have liner attachment studs Jacket is single breasted, With 5 x flat gold coloured buttons to the front 2 x button down breast pockets With scalloped pocket flaps & 2 x flapped hip pockets There's also medal mounts ( x2 ?) to the chest With evidence on the collar of rank insignia being removed A couple of small moth nips to the back A 1.25" x 2" L shaped field repair to one lower edge (Very well executed ) Otherwise in very god condition. Collar insignia could easily be replaced Make a nice addition to any WW2 Far East collection.
INTELLIGENCE CORPS CAP BADGE One piece Intelligence Corps cap badge Rear slider maker marked by Gaunt of London
INTERWAR GERMAN - AUSTRIAN ADAC GRILL BADGE ADAC (German Motoring Association) Badge Unusual as it’s in Bronze or Brass Most seem to be enamelled. The Eagle has remains of Red enamel paint Which leads me to think this could be Austrian Or at least fitted to a vehicle in the Tyrol region The reverse is maker marked - S.DEMMEL OHG - MUNCHEN 25 (I am lead to believe the 25 is a date stamp - 1925) Complete with two metal fixing tabs & bolts (Bent round possibly for motorcycle handlebars?) A nicely toned good looking collectable ,
ITALIAN COLONIAL FASCIST MEDAL FOR ETHIOPIA Unusual Bronze Italian Fascist Medal. Front showing the head of a colonial Soldier ,with an Ethiopian "Native" (Wearing a head dress) & Fascist Axe Behind, Reverse shows a Fascist Standard ,Weapons & the title for Ethiopia & Italy .
ITALIAN FASCIST FINGER RING - HEAD OF MUSSOLINI Small white metal finger ring Possibly for Fascist Youth or a woman Due to the very small size Showing a Helmeted head of Mussolini Shanks decorated with a Dagger one side A crossed Pick and Shovel / Wheat sheaf on the other No makers marks at all Good honest genuine item
ITALIAN FASCIST NATIONAL PARTY MEMBERSHIP BADGE Small pin back Bronze & Enamel P.N.F badge Slight chip to the enamel (Hardly noticeable) Original wire pin (Slightly twisted but complete) With full makers marks to the rear Nice little badge in good collectable condition.
ITALIAN FASCIST \"FIGLI DELLA LUPA\" FEZ Very small Italian Fascist youth Fez Belonging to a member of “Figli Della Lula” Otherwise known as the “Children of the She Wolf” For children aged between 6-8 years old This is tiny maybe 6.5 - 7” across 4.5” tall with a central felt loop With attached tassel approx 6.5” long The front with attached gilt badge Of Romulus and Remus suckling from a she wolf Minor marking to both inside and outside of the fez I’ve never had one of these before a scarce item Price Reduction |£175-£145
ITALIAN M38 CARCANO BAYONET (3rd TYPE) Third type Italian M38 CARCANO bayonet. 7” single edged blade with central fuller. Short cross guard Polished wooden grips held by rivets . Small angled pommel with working push stud. With original steel scabbard with frog stud. Blade with very little if any original finish Some blueing to the cross guard / pommel etc Pommel blackstrap marker D99721 GNUTTI As already mentioned wooden grips are polished With some discolouration and minor marking etc. Steel scabbard appears to have been polished This was definitely done some time ago Not a recent “Clean up” The shaped mouth piece has a makers mark ? POSSIBLY that of a gene type oil lamp ? Good honest bayonet in half decent condition. Could be re finished if desired or left as is. Nice addition to any collection.
KENT NATIONAL RESERVE BADGE Two part WW1 period Bronze & White metal badge Of the - Kent National Reserve Bronze body with central white metal horse / Invicta Rear with large crescent moon fixing (Slightly loose) With makers mark “GRONEEN NEW BROMPTON “ Good clean collectable condition
KINGS CROWN RAF OFFICERS BERET BADGE Good quality Gilt & White metal RAF Beret badge Kings Crown with velvet backed voids Rear has three x fold over fixing tabs (Normally attached to a black material backing) This example doesn’t appear to ever been on one These small size badges were introduced in 1943 It’s impossible to date this example exactly It could have been worn anytime between 1943-1952 Nice clean badge in good collectable condition.
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS CAP BADGE Black painted Kings Royal Rifle Corps cap badge Slider fitting to the rear Complete with original red cloth backing
KNIGHTS CROSS MEMORIAL CARD EWALD TOST 1945 Double sided printed “Memorial Card” Dedicated to - Grenadier Lt Ewald Tost, Killed in action in East Prussia March 1945 A highly decorated soldier Holder of the following awards - Knights Cross of the Iron Cross (27th August 1944 - 507th Grenadier Rgt ) German Cross in Gold (19th December 1943 - 507th Grenadier Rgt) Iron Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge, Wound badge in Silver Close Combat Bar in Silver Tank Destruction badge in Silver Eastern Front Medal Printed on very flimsy lightweight paper With some minor discolouration A nice addition to any WW2 collection
KOREAN WAR PAIR OF MEDALS ROYAL SIGNALS Mounted Korean War pair of medal In a red felt pouch with the name / add of the recipient These are either a late issue or very good replacement medals The a Korean War medal being laser type named to- 22796843 SIGMN G.R CURTIS R.SIGNALS Good medals worthy of full research
LARGE WW1 GERMAN 21CM ARTILLERY SHELL CASE WW1 Imperial German Brass Shell case For the 21cm Howitzer 2 X Cases on offer - Head stamps of both are shown Both dated 1918 (FEB & MARCH) Impressive looking case Good collectable condition Due to weight restrictions UK POSTAGE ONLY Please contact for postage cost\'s - Collection possible North Kent area
LARGE WW1 PATRIOTIC CELLULOID FLAG PIN Unusual WW1 Patriotic Flag pin, Actual pin is approx 5.5cm tall. With attached Celluloid "Flag" depicting the WW1 Allies, Great Britain, France, Belgium & Imperial Russia
LNER RAILWAY SERVICE BADGE WW2 "LNER RAILWAY SERVICE" badge Gilded oval badge with Blue Enamel wording Maker marked & numbered reverse With half moon button fixing Very Good Condition
M1911 ROYAL HUNGARIAN ARMY EM BELT BUCKLE
MACHINE GUN CORPS CAP BADGE Gilded Brass MGC cap badge With rear slider fitting
MAP READING & FIELD TRAINING FOR HOME DEFENCE Unusual publication Printed by “ The Guardian Press” (London E17) Revised fourth edition of- MAP READING AND FIELD TRAINING FOR HOME DEFENCE No date of publication But reading the text I’d guess 1939-1940 As the possibility of invasion and guerilla war is noted Front cover a little grubby with rusted staples But a booklet I’ve not seen before. A nice addition to any Home Front Collection
MATCHED PAIR IMPERIAL GERMAN OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS Nice matched pair of sow in German shoulder boards Silver wire cording on a white backing With a light blue zig zag thread pattern Matched No.7 attached to both shoulder boards. Some minor wear to the boards and backing, With some verdigris to one No.7 I’m unsure of regiment / unit But a nice honest pair of shoulders In good collectable condition.
MATCHED PAIR KREIGSMARINE CPO SHOULDER BOARDS A very nice pair of Kreigsmarine Gunnery Warrant Officer / Chief Petty Officer’s Matched Shoulder boards Blue black material , edged in gold wired braid Gilt metal Kreigsmarine button, two rank pips With central gilt anchor With superimposed winged artillery shell These were worn by KM costal artillery units As well as shipborne personnel. Nice matched pair in good collectable condition.
MATCHED PAIR LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS SCHOOL SHOULDER BOARDS Nice Original pair of Luftwaffe Signals School Staff Sergeants shoulder boards Blue Grey material with silver lace decoration Correctly piped In brown for signals . Pebbled aluminium button & two rank pips With central NS in Aluminium (NS - Nachrichten Schule - Signals School) Sow in type boards rather than slip on’s Some moth to the rear but display well Good honest items .
MATCHED PAIR OF SONDERFHURER SHOULDER BOARDS Unworn matched pair German Army Shoulder Boards Worn by a Sonderfhurer or “Specialist Leader” These would have been civilian specialists Called for military service - Given an Officer rank But not able to Command themselves. Translators, Propaganda work, medical professionals Veterinary doctors etc the list goes on. Attractive second type boards Of twisted braid with Black, White & Red chevrons Giving a staggered zig zag pattern. (Blue Grey backing almost identical to LW material ) Grey pebbled button and single gilt rank pip (Lt ?) Excellent unworn condition A nice addition to any collection
METROPOLITAN POLICE WAR RESERVE BADGE
MINIATURE AFS BUTTON HOLE BADGE Very small AFS button hole lapel badge AFS / Crown picked out in Red Enamel Half moon fixing to rear with makers mark Nice Little badge
MINIATURE AFS LAPEL BADGE Excellent quality AFS Lapel Badge Approx 2cm x 1.2cm in size Half moon rear fixing Maker marked -"KENART"
MINIATURE ALBERT MEDAL FOR LIFESAVING Gilt & Enamel Miniature Albert Medal for Lifesaving-(2nd class ) Good quality clean two piece example With original Red & White striped ribbon (Denoting 2nd Class award for saving life on land) Nice addition to any collection
MINIATURE ARP BUTTON HOLE BADGE Excellent quality ARP Lapel Badge Approx 2cm x 1.2cm in size Half moon rear fixing White metal - not marked as silver
MINIATURE DSC Good quality white metal Miniature DSC (Have said white Metal because not sure it’s silver ) With length of correct ribbon
MINIATURE GEORGE MEDAL Good quality White Metal Miniature George Medal for Gallantry (Listed as “White metal”as I can’t confirm it’s silver) Elizabeth II issue (1950’s onward) Nice crisp quality stamping With length of original ribbon.
MINIATURE GILT & ENAMEL ARP BADGE Excellent quality Miniature ARP Badge Gilded brass (?) With Red Crown & Blue body. With rear half moon button hole fixing. Attractive item not often seen Nice addition to any Home Front collection.
MINIATURE GILT & ENAMEL CIVIL DEFENCE BADGE Excellent quality Civil Defence Badge Gilded brass (?) With Red Crown & Blue Oval body. With letters CD inset With rear half moon button hole fixing. Attractive item Nice addition to any Home Front collection
MINIATURE GILT & ENAMEL CIVIL DEFENCE BADGE Excellent quality Civil Defence Badge Gilded brass (?) With Red Crown & Blue squared body Inset with service stripes & Civil Defence wording With rear half moon button hole fixing. Attractive item Nice addition to any Home Front collection
MINIATURE GILT & ENAMEL HOME GUARD BADGE Excellent quality Miniature Home Guard Badge Gilded brass (?) With Red Crown & Blue Oval body. With inset H.G With rear half moon button hole fixing. Attractive item Nice addition to any Home Front collection
MINIATURE GILT & ENAMEL HOME GUARD BADGE Excellent quality Home Guard Badge Gilded brass (?) With Red Crown & Blue Oval body. With full wording “HOME GUARD “ inset With rear half moon button hole fixing. Attractive item Nice addition to any Home Front collection
MINIATURE GILT & ENAMEL HOME GUARD BADGE Excellent quality Home Guard Badge Gilded brass (?) With Red Crown & Rectangular Blue body. With full wording HOME GUARD inset With rear half moon button hole fixing. Attractive item not often seen Nice addition to any Home Front collection
MINIATURE ORDER OF BRITISH INDIA Silver and Enamel miniature - Order of British India (2nd type) Approx 22mm Definitely shows age not a modern produced item Unfortunately without its ribbon But in good collectable condition
MINIATURE ORDER OF ST MICHAEL & ST GEORGE Stunning miniature Gilt & Enamel Order of St Michael & St George Outstanding craftsmanship throughout Unfortunately a crack to the enamel on one arm (I only noticed this once photographed) With original ribbon Highly collectable in VG condition
MINIATURE SILVER DCM Excellent quality silver miniature Distinguished Conduct Medal Edward VII Bust / Issue With length of original ribbon Good crisp example
MINIATURE SILVER MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE Excellent quality Silver miniature Medal of the Order of the British Empire 1917 -1922 issue Mounted on the Military Ribbon (Purple with central stripe - Civilian version all purple) Nice collectable condition
MOUNTED GERMAN - BRUNSWICK MEDAL PAIR Brunswick - Prussian Court mounted medal pair Prussian Iron Cross 2nd class Brunswick War Merit Cross 2nd class Both with original silk ribbons Pin back bar with a Red felt backing (Some minor wear to the felt) With a Prussian Veterans association badge Firmly pinned to the bar (Silk ribbon somewhat frayed and AF) A nice wartime combination The Brunswick cross itself is scarce The Duchy had less than 500,000 inhabitants It’s army / regiments being one of the smaller Imperial German forces deployed in WW1 Nice collectable pair of medals.
MOUNTED GERMAN- MECKLENBURG MEDAL GROUP OF 3 Good Mecklenburg - Imperial German medal bar Comprising of - Prussian Iron Cross 2nd Class Mecklenburg Military Merit Cross 2nd class (An attractive gilt metal cross similar the the EK11) Hanseatic Cross for Bremen (Silver & Red Enamel with central Key motif) All with original silk ribbons Mounted on a pin back bar With White felt backing (Slightly mothed / AF) Complete with miniature dress ribbon bar An impressive looking grouping That would look nice in any collection.
MOUNTED GERMAN-BAVARIAN GROUP OF 3 MEDALS Good Bavarian- Imperial German medal grouping Consisting of the following awards- Bavarian War Merit cross with swords (3rd class) Prussian Iron Cross (2nd class) 14-18 Honour cross in bronze with swords All with original silk ribbons Blue cloth backed pin backed mounting bar With 3x brass medal suspension hooks . Nice addition to any WW1 collection.
NAMED WW1 BRITISH OFFICERS 4 POCKET PATROL TUNIC Black / Blue four pocket Patrol tunic. Named inside to - “Captain G Lyndon Edsell “ Brigade HQ Cairo. Tunic is in generally in good condition, Though unfortunately it has been stripped of insignia A internet search turned up the following information Capt George Lyndon Edsell 1st Batt Hampshire Rgt Served in France,Egypt & Palestine He was wounded twice in 1915
NAMED WW1 PERIOD CIGARETTE CASE Nice plated brass cigarette or cheroot case. Approx 6” x 3.25” in size Hand engraved with the following- Souvenir of Trowville 1919 H.C Caton 305046 L.R.B A quick search on Forces war records Shows - 305046 Pte Hubert Caton 5th London Rgt Definitely the same individual Worthy of full research. Hinge / push button catch in good working condition Complete with both inner elasticated strap.
NAMED WW2 JAPANESE SAKE CUP WW2 Japanese Sake cup White glazed pottery approx 2.5” across With both gilded & painted decoration Gilt edge , with crossed Japanese flags etc Inscription inside to the 4th Transport Battalion Named to the base to a Soldier called Nakamura Some wear to gilding but no damage or chips Nice collectable item.
NAMED WW2 RAF OFFICERS SIDE CAP POSS CASUALTY Lovely example of an RAF officers side cap Blue Barathea material With gilt Kings Crown buttons & two piece cap badge Black - Blue velvet liner band Named in ink to - W.O C.G CAVE Side cap appears totally unworn . There was a RAFVR SGT - Cyril George Cave (276 Squadron) Who was killed 07/11/1942 Could this have belonged to him ? Cracking example of a side cap Would be difficult to upgrade it
NAMED- WW2 GERMAN SOFT SHELL P38 HOLSTER Nice black leather P38 holster All stitching is good & tight Serial number to the rear (The only official stamp I can see on the leather) Both rear belt loops are original As are the flap magazine pouch etc Named inside to “Adolf Hesse” 5th Pol- Res
NATIONAL HOSPITAL SERVICE RESERVE BADGE Home Front / Civil Defence Gilt & Enamel badge For the - NATIONAL HOSPITAL SERVICE RESERVE Kings Crown variant (Pre 1952) With original rear pin fixing & makers marks In excellent collectable condition
NAZI GERMANY LABOUR VOLUNTARY WORK BOOK 1934/35 dated German Reich Labour Service Voluntary work book The original owners photo has been removed Being replaced with a RAD cap badge Early Nazi period documents are getting harder to find Good clean condition Please see photo's
No.9 BAYONET & SCABBARD No.9 bayonet & Scabbard Blackened Bowie blade and socket Socket maker marked & dated NO9 MK1 D - 54 (ED combined not D for ENFIELD - 1954) Contained in black finished steel scabbard Good clean collectable bayonet .
NUMBERED WW2 AFS BUTTON HOLE BADGE Excellent quality AFS Badge Red Enamel & white metal (Appears to be un-marked Silver) Numbered half moon rear fixing (59275)
NUMBERED WW2 SPITFIRE FUND BADGE WITH COA WW2 Home Front Spitfire Fund badge Numbered 16274 Scarce item in good condition With COA from “Southampton Hall of Aviation “ Dating the badge to 1941 These pin badges are not often seen. The small Spitfire lapel badge’s being more common Nice addition to any Home Front collection
OBSOLETE METROPOLITAN POLICE CAP BADGE Obsolete Chrome Met Police Cap Badge With rear slider clearly marked - “BUTLER VICTORIA ST , BIRMINGHAM “
ORIGINAL WW1 MINIATURE MEDAL "PAIR" Original WW1 War & Victory Medal Pair Good quality Miniature medals With original "Silk Ribbons" On swing mounting bar
P.O.W (GOLD COAST) ALUMINIUM CIGARETTE CASE Well made Aluminium cigarette case Approximately 5.5” x 3” closed Unusual concealed push button opening Seems to work- though case can be opened by hand It also remains closed until opened. The catches were made with very thin metal springs Often just “Go” as in don’t work at all . Leaving them with no locking mechanism at all. Case is engraved front & back with floral motifs The Front having an additional engraving of- An African Elephant under a Palm Tree West African colonies / Protectorate’s- The Gold Coast / Sierra Leone / Gambia Inside having one side decorated with line engraving The other with a scantily clad lady Who appears to be at the beach with sun rays behind One elasticated cigarette holder remains The other is long lost, Though the mounting points remain. A well made item. Often attributed to Italian Prisoners of War A good collectable item.
PAIR -DUKE OF WELLINGTONS SHOULDER TITLES Matched pair of brass DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S shoulder titles Good condition (Slight Verdi Gris ) Complete with double coffin type rear fixings.
PAIR 1944 DUTCH SOUVENIR WOODEN CLOGS Carved pair of Wooden clogs Approx 5.5” long Both inscribed with “HOLLAND 1944” (One inscription slightly better than the other ) Definitely a pair Nice wartime souvenir item
PAIR BRITISH OFFICERS SPURS WW1 PERIOD Matched pair of British spurs With original associated leather straps Spurs marked - Swain & Adeney Best Hard Nice condition though the leather could do with some feed
PAIR CALF LENGTH BLACK RIDING BOOTS Pair of good quality Black Riding boots, Not necessarily military These came with a mixed amount of Full Dress items They display well and would set off any suitable uniform Size 7 1/2 in good clean condition No splits or damage to stitching Heels and soles have some wear but not excessive The inner surface of each boot has rub / wear marks This is just because they have been worn, No doubt rubbed on a the sides of a horse For some considerable period of time
PAIR ETON COLLEGE OTC S/ TITLES & CAP BADGE White metal shoulder badges & cap badge For the EATON COLLEGE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS White Metal Kings Crown cap badge Showing the University crest With double bladed rear fixings Shoulder badges are quite “Chunky” in appearance With unusual brass blade rear fixings A classic WW1 OTC pairing In very good clean collectable condition
PAIR NAMED WW1 OFFICERS BINOCULARS Private purchase pair of binoculars. Named to - J.M. Moore 3rd Dorset Regiment The fitted leather carrying case marked on the top J.M.M 3rd DORSET REGT Binoculars are in good to fair condition Lenses are dirty but un damaged As can be seen from the photos, There’s some chipping to the black paint on the body The original leather covering is in place and sound Bakelite eye pieces are not damaged . Leather velvet lined carry case is sound, Some minor marks to the main body. Buckle securing strap is worn but intact The leather lid hinge has a partial tear But is still a good 75% intact strong and functional I have confirmed that there was a Lt / Captain J.M Moore in the 3rd Batt Dorset Regt in WWI Who was shown as wounded 20/09/1916 A attributable pair of WW1 officers glasses In honest , slightly worn or used condition Worthy of full research.
PAIR OF 1942 DATED RAF ISSUE 37 PATT POUCHES Almost matched pair of RAF issue basic pouches Light Blue un issued & un- blanco’d One clearly marked on the inner “Lid” MK 111 B.H.G Ltd 1942 The other appears to be marked again on the inner lid - M.W.& B Ltd 1942 (Broad Arrow) With MK111 on the reverse Colour wise they are a perfect Good collectable condition
PAIR OF ATS - ARMY OFFICERS BOOTS Very nice pair of chestnut brown boots Part lace up , with a double buckle top Stamped 1944 inside along with the makers name - John White - M Fitt There’s also a name in ink -Maj Holloway These are I believe RAOC pattern boots But due to the size I’m not 100% positive They are small only about 11” from tip of toe to heel ! Without hobnails just Blakey’s front and back I’m sure these would have been female issue Maybe for an ATS Officer or driver I can’t guarantee they will fit anyone These are being sold as display items only Study the pictures carefully, They make up part of the description Please bear this in mind if you decide to purchase Still a very nice looking pair of boots !
PAIR OF BRASS BRITISH EPAULETTES (Cira.1840) Pair of Brass “Banjo” Shoulder boards (Possibly Yeomanry Cavalry) With lapped scale’s and Victorian crown buttons (Buttons have a lion standing on a Victorian crown) That appear to be held in place by leather (?) wedges A matched pair - unfortunately with some damage One has a complete rear back plate - other is missing Some stress fractures to one shoulder crescent With minor loss & denting to the top scale edges The damage doesn’t affect the item They display very well
PAIR OF EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY OTC SHOULDER TITLES\' Original matched pair of brass - Edinburgh University OTC shoulder titles Both complete with double lugged rear fixings Good clean collectable badges.
PAIR OF IMPERIAL GERMAN RED CROSS MEDALS Two Imperial German medals - Prussian / German Red Cross medal in zinc Suspended from a short neck chain Cased Silver Imperial German Nursing medal Rim marked 1000 & then 656 (Issue number ?) One side showing - A wounded soldier having his arm bandaged The other A large Crowned Imperial German Eagle Surrounded by the following wording “1914-1917 FRANKFURT AM MAIN” “DEN SCHWESTERN” “FUR TREUE PFEGE” Roughly translated to - “The Sisters of Faithful care “ With an added neck suspension loop In its original Velvet lined Red leatherette covered box With a Frankfurt Jeweller / manufacturers stamp . Both these items came together As such they’re being sold together. Interesting pair that would have belonged to a Nurse Who was working in Frankfurt during WW1
PAIR OF LEATHER LUFTWAFFE ? GAUNTLET GLOVES Pair of Dark Brown leather gauntlet type gloves Though a pair they are slightly different colours One being a tad darker than the other. Finger / hand area is fur lined, Where as the flaired cuff section isn’t Adjustable strap with popper fitting across the wrist Inside one glove there is a label “KOPP, QUALITATS LEDERBEKLEIDUNG” (KOPP Quality leather clothing) Some general wear and tear to the leather surface Minor scuffs ,abrasions and insect damage But nothing to detract from the item . Recently obtained in a collection of flying equipment Original owner states used by Luftwaffe personnel Ground crews etc . I’ve seen numerous pictures of German troops Wearing a hotch potch of civilian clothing Especially during the winter months and in Russia I honestly don’t know one way or another Please study the pictures As they make up a large part of the description. Nice worn leather gauntlet gloves That definitely “Look the Part “
PAIR OF PRIVATE PURCHASE DISPATCH RIDERS HIGH LEG BOOTS Pair of P/Purchase Dispatch Rider style High Leg Boots No idea on size maybe an 8 or a 9 Brown leather with fully sown tongue 8X Eyeholes & 11 x Hooks to each side and buckle / strap Leather multi layered sole With triple boot studs to the front and double nailed heels General wear to the boots,but no significant damage No markings I can see- (Except some indistinct numbers inside each boot) Could possibly be worn but would make a better display item just need a good clean and polish
PAIR OF TEAK IV GURKHA FOLDING BOOK ENDS Well carved matching pair of teak folding book ends Carved leaf approximately 6” x 5.5” in size With the base being approximately 5.75” x 6” in size. Both Book ends have - High relief carving of the badge of the IV Gurkha’s. A couple of small chips that could be repaired (With a teak coloured filler) Nothing to detract from the item. Nice quality useful items!
PAIR OF US 1938 PATT CANVAS LEGGINGS (1942 DATED ) Matched pair of US 1938 patt canvas leggings Numerous stamps markings etc Dated 1942 (3R size ?) With original buckles , straps etc In good clean (Un issued ) condition
PAIR OF WW1 TRENCH ART PAPER KNIVES Two WWI period trench art paper knives Both with applied GS buttons One with the smaller "Blade" Cartridge is head stamped 1915 Blade marked "ARRAS 1917" (with some discolouration) Second one with flamboyant blade Has a GRV Royal Engineers button to the cartridge base With two small GS buttons to the body Nice collectable items Typical of wartime production
PAIR PRINTED WAR OFFICE CONTROLLED UNIT PATCHES Unissued pair of printed insignia For - “War Office Controlled Units Backed on an off white cotton webbing type material Ex Taylor’s stock (Woolwich SE London) In good clean collectable condition
PAIR RAF FLIGHT LT FULL DRESS EPAULETTES Good original pair of Kings Crown RAF epaulettes Blue cloth with gilt wire decoration (Crown & Eagle along with rank stripes) White leather backing , but no makers markings Complete with Sow in Officers screw shank buttons Nicely matched pair in nice collectable condition
PAIR SLIP ON WW2 AMPC SHOULDER TITLES Unissued pair of khaki slip on shoulders Embroidered with the letters AMPC Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps Ex Taylor’s stock (Woolwich SE London) A fairly scarce pair of titles In good collectable condition Camera has picked up some moth grazing It’s nowhere as bad as it looks Hardly visible to the eye
PAIR US PATCHES MILITARY MISSION TO MOSCOW Pair of American shoulder patches For the US MILITARY MISSION TO MOSCOW
PAIR WW2 AUSTRALIAN COLLAR BADGES -43RD HINDMARSH REGIMENT Matched pair of Black Painted Australian Collar badges 43rd Battalion Hindmarsh Regiment (Victoria) As worn between 1930 & 1942 Complete with rear loop fixings In very good collectable condition
PAIR WW2 AUSTRALIAN PUTTEES DATED 1943 Original WW2 Australian puttees Dated 1943 & marked with the Broad arrow & Double D May have the odd moth "Nip" But good honest original items
PAIR WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE ARP WARDENS SHOULDER TITLES Original WW2 matched pair of WARDEN shoulder titles
PATRIOTIC WW1 BRITISH BULLDOG PIN BADGE “On Active Service “ Bulldog & Union Jack pin back tin badge 32mm across no makers mark of any sort Very crude (But original) bent pin rear fixing (I’ve found others online with identical pins) Some slight foxing - discolouration But a nice collectable badge Never meant to have lasted over 100 years!
PINKERTON DETECTIVE AGENCY (PHILADELPHIA) BADGE White metal breast shield, marked- PINKERTON,NATIONAL,DETECTIVE,AGENCY “PHILADELPHIA “ stamped into the lower section Pin back rear fixing (Slightly Bent) Some age discolouration and verdigris staining Please note this isn’t my field at all This came in with some other items. I’ve no idea of it’s age (Or authenticity) Just an unusual item & I guess collectable Please make up your own minds on this one.
PLASTIC WHW BADGE GAU HALLE MERSEBURG Green circular WHW badge 1936-37 Gau HALLE MERSEBURG Good clean condition with original rear fixing pin
PLASTIC WHW BADGE GAU KURHESSEN 1936-37 Red circular WHW badge 1936-37 Gau KURHESSEN. Good clean condition with original rear fixing pin
PLASTIC WHW BADGE GAU MAGDEBURG ANHALT Heavy Blue Plastic WHW badge 1935-1936 Gau MAGDEBURG ANHALT Some wear to the painted finish, Original knurled stick pin fixing - slightly bent But a good honest badge - not often seen.
PLASTIC WHW BADGE GAU WESTFALEN SUD Red & white WHW Shield shaped badge With central eagle motif Gau WESTFALEN SUD Good condition with original rear pin fixing
POST 1952 GLAMORGAN POLICE HELMET PLATE White metal / Chrome helmet plate Of the Glamorgan Constabulary Queens Crown post 1952 , With 3 x fixing lugs to the rear In 1969 the force became part of the South Wales Constabulary Good clean condition
POST 1952 RAF OFFICERS GILT BERET BADGE Queens Crown RAF Officers Beret badge. Gilt metal, with the Crown with Red velvet infill On its original black material backing Edge just lifting in one area As can be seen in the picture (Easily stuck back with pritt-stick or such like) VGC a quality item
POST 1952 WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE HELMET PLATE White Metal / Chrome helmet plate Of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police Queens Crown / post 1952 issue Three fixing lugs to the reverse Good clean condition
PRE 1953 BRITISH HONDURAS POLICE HELMET BADGE Large Kings Crown Brass helmet badge For the British Honduras Police With original double lugged rear fixings Nice crisp striking in good clean collectable condition
PRE WW2 GPO BLACK LEATHER JERKIN Very unusual 1936 dated British General Post Office Jerkin Small in size (I mean small !) Approx. 34-36" chest Double Breasted Black Leather With 4 x pockets & an adjustable strap to the back Missing 3 x buttons (1 loose in the pocket) Lined with soft kid type leather Date stamped as per photo GPO 1936 I've never come across one of these before I'm assuming it may have been issued to linesmen Or possibly to those on Mail Trains Leather is in very good supple condition No tears or splits. The lining is a little grubby through wear but undamaged Unusual collectable item (Find another !!)
PRE WW2 ITALIAN FASCIST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CAP Unusual (To say the least) Italian Fascist Students cap Blue Felt body with elongated front "Peak" Approx. 16" long from front to back With Gilt wire tassel decoration to one side Gilt wire edging and decorative front knot (Also has an additional Black knot or tassel to the front) The cap is decorated with various badges / medals Some Religious / Historical others Fascist Gilt metal GIL insignia to both sides, Small medal with Mussolini's head , larger Bronze medal with Fascist Axe & naked man (Sports ?) There is also a Gilt metal "Eagle" attached (Similar to the one used by the RAF) Inside has a sweat band with Milan maker / retailers stamp Not often seen and as stated unusual to say the least Looks like something the Pied Piper would have worn !
PRE WWI PRUSSIAN BELT BUCKLE (1895 Patt) Good quality two piece EM - NCO’s belt buckle Of brass and nickel construction With roller buckle fixing and keeper loop to the rear Slight deformation to the brass front plate (Two parallel creases ) Possibly happened during its construction Or just as easily during its working life Nice honest buckle in good collectable condition
QC GRENADIER GUARDS CAP BADGE Gilt metal Post 1952 Grenadier Guards cap badge With two loops to the back
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND Rest in Peace Ma’am your duty has been done . Long live the King .
QUEENS OWN HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS GLENGARRY BADGE Three Piece white metal cast Glengarry badge For the Queens Own Highlanders Complete with all rear fixings In good clean collectable condition
RARE WW2 FRENCH LECLERC BISCUIT TIN A French lithographic biscuit tin Depicting various WW2 events involving General Leclerc. The lid having a picture of General Leclerc, Along with a map of France And badge of 2nd Free French Armoured div The front shows Tanks in the Tunisian Desert The back shows General Leclerc Taking the Salute his after the Liberation of Strasbourg. Right side shows General Leclerc With French Soldiers at the Liberation of Paris. Left Side shows the funeral of General Leclerc With his coffin on a gun carriage in 1947. The tin Measures the following: 21.7cm x 11.5 x 13 Condition as per pics , Lithographs are scratched , marked and worn. One of the four tin feet is loose . Held in place with sellotape from the inside. (This could easily be remedied with a dab of glue) Definitely showing it’s age - But a very unusual item Interesting Free French commemorative tin. I’ve only seen one other in 35+ years of collecting.
RE CAP BADGE (BI METAL GRVI) George VI Royal Engineers Bi Metal cap badge
RE CAP BADGE (GRVI) George VI slider backed one piece brass Royal Engineers cap badge
REPRODUCTION GERMAN BLOOD ORDER White metal “Blood Order” Marked 900 (Impression of German Silver mark) Issue Number 869 As issued to 1500 (Approx) Party members To commemorate participation in the 1923 putsch Well struck and some time ago Now with wear to the reverse (Eagle especially) On a length of replacement ribbon Appears to have once been mounted in a frame As ribbon has glue to the reverse Sold as a reproduction Originals costing many thousands !
ROMANIAN COMMUNIST SECRET POLICE DECORATIONS Set of three Romanian Secret Police Decorations Gold,Silver and Bronze grade pin back awards Awarded from 1968-1989 (Ceausescu period) To Officers and senior members of the Securitate Romanian Communist State Security Service All three awards are oval in shape Approximately 6cm x 5cm in size Decorated with sunburst and white stones With a central enamelled coat of arms. These are unusual awards Not often seen and obviously no longer produced. I’m pricing these fairly at £300 for the set. I’ve seen the Bronze & Silver grades Listed for more and not found a Gold one for sale. Collectable grouping only going to increase in value.
ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICES SHABRAQUE WW1 period Artillery Officers Shabraque section Approximately 18” x 18” in size Bearing the central cypher of King George V In heavy silver wire Surmounted by a wire work crown With a White metal artillery piece & Ubique below Edged in red felt and gilt wire decoration unusually on examination two things stand out Firstly the Crown has been replaced - By a smaller example, The original outline being much bigger Secondly the Artillery piece has again been replaced By a smaller example The original outline still being visible . Shabraque has been backed with a felt like material The screw fixings for the badge are clearly visible On reverse as per photo It’s a bit scruffy looks to be mothed in places The damage is actually marking from the original badges I was told it was originally framed in a SE London Pub This was damaged some years ago during a re fit As such subsequently removed It would do well to be re framed Impressive looking item and .not often seen Please carefully study the pictures listed As they make up part of the description
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS CAP BADGE Bi -Metal Kings Crown Royal Signals cap badge Slider back
ROYAL ENGINEERS CAP BADGE Kings Crown Darkened Brass R.E cap badge. George 6th Cypher -Slider back Slightly "Bent" into shape no doubt by it's original wearer !
ROYAL ENGINEERS CAP BADGE Kings Crown Bi- Metal R.E cap badge. George 6th Cypher -Slider back
ROYAL ENGINEERS MATCHBOX COVER Tin matchbox , with celluloid covering Decorated with the badge of the Royal Engineers (Both front & back - GRVI cypher) With ROYAL ENGINEERS on the spine Some very slight foxing / discolouration But nothing to detract at all from the item Good collectable item That was never designed to last 80 plus years !
ROYAL FUSILIERS OFFICERS KD SIDE CAP Excellent quality Officers Side Cap With Bronze Royal Fusiliers Cap Badge & GS Buttons Silk ? lined with a Velvet sweat band No moth or damage
ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS LAPEL BADGE (1)
ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS LAPEL BADGE (2)
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE RGT KD SIDE CAP Nice condition KD side cap. In very good clean condition General Service buttons to the front, No makers or date letters inside Only a sow in size label 6-5/8 th’s Badged to the Royal Warwickshire Rgt Badge being slider backed with a circular slide lock No moth or damage. Nice example and getting more collectable.
SCARCE EDWARD VII CAPE RURAL POLICE HELMET PLATE Edwardian Cape Rural Police Helmet Plate White metal with Crowned Edward VII Cypher Enclosed in a Laurel and Oak leaf wreath 3 x loop rear fixings Large impressive badge approx. 5.5"" x 3.25" in size Cape Rural Police was disbanded c.1910 When the Cape Colony was incorporated into the - "Union of South Africa" The SAP coming into being in 1913
SCARCE SET OF CHARLES DE GAULLE PRINTS Unusual & complete set of 8 coloured prints By IMAGERIE PELLERIN - EPINAL Depicting the life and achievements of - Charles De Gaulle issued 10 years after his death In their original flock covered folder That depicts the Free French Flag With De Gaulle’s name and years he lived between (1890-1970) Reverse of the prints show 5000 were produced In total these being all numbered 471 / 5000 As already said an unusual lot In good clean condition Some minor ripples to the paper These would no doubt disappear if framed - weighted Unusual addition to any Free French collection.
SCARCE WARTIME US MADE RAF “CRUSHER CAP” American made RAF Warrant Officers cap. Fashioned in the US crusher style With a turned down crown for that 50 mission look ! Brass WO badge to the front , With red fell backing to the crown Never been fitted with a cap band - There’s no difference at all in the colour across the cap. Black plastic kings crown RAF side buttons Black rexine type adjustable chin strap Padded red material lining with a celluloid diamond (unfortunately I’m unable to read what was on it) Leather liner band a little bit fragile It’s been re tacked in places but totally original Double maker marked inside- “Created by Youngs - New York Kushion fit” “Suede Felt the Youngs Touch” (Both embossed in gold lettering) Could have been worn by a RAF serviceman Who trained in the United States Or even a member of the Volunteer Eagle Squadron. Either way it’s a scarce cap . Something that doesn’t turn up often at all. Condition is pretty good, Two very minor moth nips under the crown Slight graze on the peak And as mentioned a slightly fragile leather liner band A nice piece for any RAF collection Reduced from £225 -175.00
SCARCE WW1 BELGIAN YSER CROSS & DOCUMENT Original WW1 Belgian Yser Cross Heavy Bronze & Enamel Cross Belgian Lion & YSER to one side With a Naked Male figure & the dates- 17-31 Oct 1914 to the other. Original ribbon & pin mount Complete with its issue document As per photo's- The Doc is somewhat creased But not torn or damaged The recipients details are clearly written So research is a distinct possibility Rare WW1 Belgian grouping Never seen the doc before !
SECOND TYPE WW2 LUFTWAFFE WRIST COMPASS WW2 German wrist compass Black Bakelite body 1.75” across Marked to the back “sbe “ With liquid filled body & movable bezel / face Complete with short brown leather wrist strap (As is found on almost every example of this model) Smaller than the usually seen AK39 model Attributed by some as Airbore troops issue (As it could be attached to straps, zippers etc) Possibly made in Occupied Czechoslovakia . Nice clean item in good collectable condition Not as common as the AK39 model.
SHORTENED 1856 YATAGHAN BAYONET (CADET) Somewhat worn example of a cutdown British 1856 Yataghan bayonet. Blade reduced to approx 13.25” long With various WD - Inspection stamps It’s dirty with some minor rust & discolouration Cross guard and pommel with light pitting all over Original pressed leather grips and working push stud Shortened leather scabbard with loose top mount. Body is cracked but stable Mounts are lightly pitted with some surface rust. It’s in as found condition. I’ve done nothing at all to it - To be honest it should clean up fairly well A bit of TLC could easily improve this item. It is what it is not a relic by any means But not a show stopper either !
SHORTENED FRENCH 1886 LEBEL BAYONET French 1886 Pattern Lebel Bayonet With a patinated non removable German Silver hilt Full quillion and movable locking collar Blade shortened to 14” in length Complete with black painted steel scabbard. Shortened to match the bayonet A fairly crude shortening but very effective The end being cut to length then hammered flat The Frog fixing loop has been slightly bent over The internal throat spring are worn or even missing (I’m really not too sure.) So the bayonet sits loose in the scabbard Blade and metal work with a dark age patina It’s a honest bayonet. A bit worn & showing it’s age But still a nice collectable example and priced to sell.
SIGNED MINIATURE PROPELLER CASWELL USMC (ACE) Unusual wooden miniature propeller Varnished light wood approx 12” long. Signed - “Dean Caswell ,Col USMC (Ret)” Dean Caswell was a USMC “Ace” Serving in WW2, Korea & Vietnam Winning a Silver Star, 3 x DFC’s and 5 x Air Medals I believe these were done for fund raising of some sort Unusual item , never seen these before
SIGNED MINIATURE PROPELLOR VRACIU / HELLCAT (USN ACE) Unusual wooden miniature propeller Varnished light wood approx 12” long. Signed - “Alex Vraciu - HELLCAT” Alex Vraciu was a US Navy “Ace” Serving in WW2, being ranked as 4th amongst US Naval Aces Winning the Navy Cross , DFC & Air Medal As well as being put forward for the Medal of Honour ! I believe these were done for fund raising of some sort Unusual item , never seen these before
SILVER GERMAN DLRG STICKPIN Nice quality Silver stickpin of the “German Lifesaving Service” No makers markings Fitted to a good quality twisted pin.
SILVER GRADE WW2 GERMAN WOUND BADGE Nice solid backed example of a Silver Wound Badge Quite dirty with a greyish finish But definitely a silver grade badge. No makers markings A good honest example .
SMALL GREEN LEATHER AUTO PISTOL HOLSTER Unusual small Automatic Pistol Holster Made of a soft chromed green leather Possibly Italian for the Beretta M34 Strangely no extra mag holder or rear belt loops So how it was actually worn I don’t know ! Very well made and of good quality Professionally done ,not a homemade lash up
SOUTH AFRICAN LEATHER 1907 PATT BAYONET FROG Good honest example of a SA 1907 bayonet frog. Made of thick brown leather , With its original retaining strap and buckle Devoid of any makers markings or dates Only the Union of South Africa stamp is visible A little bit dry and dusty , Would clean up a treat without any real effort
SOVIET - UKRAINE DEFENCE ASSISTANCE BADGE 1952
SOVIET -AFGHAN WAR MEDAL & DOC GROUP Soviet medal & Document group- Afghan war. Consisting of the following Medal & Award document (Un-named) Of the “Soviet International Warrior “ Afghan Medal from a Grateful People Along with its named award booklet , Named to - Alexi Vasilievich Dubisha (If Translate is correct !) Soviet 10 year anniversary of the Afghan war medal Screw back Guards Brest badge In Brass and enamels. Interesting lot as it came in , Attractive looking lot - Researchable ??
SOVIET FIRE BRIGADE BRAVERY MEDAL Soviet Medal for Courage in a fire, White metal disk (Silver or Silver Plate I’m not sure) Front shows a Fireman carrying a child from a fire The Back Crossed Axe & Adjustable spanner Over a Star & wreath etc On its ribbon and individual pin back mount. An attractive medal unusual and not often seen A nice addition to any collection. Awarded to Soviet citizens for - Courage & bravery in extinguishing fires Saving lives or property from fire And or for preventing explosions / fires (Approximately 32,000 issued)
SOVIET MEDAL 800 YEARS OF MOSCOW & DOC Original Russian medal - To commemorate the 800th Anniversary of Moscow With brass suspension plate and ribbon Complete with 1948 dated award certificate In good collectable condition This was awarded to all citizens of Moscow Who had lived there for five years or more Being involved in the city’s reconstruction . Also to any holder of the “Defence of Moscow medal” (Approximately 1.7 Million issued )
SOVIET MEDAL FOR 250th ANNIVERSARY OF LENNINGRAD Original Russian medal - To commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Leningrad With brass suspension plate and ribbon In good collectable condition This was awarded to all citizens of Leningrad Who had lived there for five years or more Being involved in the city’s reconstruction . Also to holders of the “Defence of Leningrad medal” (Approximately 1.4Million issued )
SOVIET MEDAL FOR CULTIVATION OF THE VIRGIN LANDS & DOC Medal for the Cultivation of the Virgin Lands On its ribbon and pin back mounting plate With original 1957 dated certificate / booklet of issue Good clean collectable item . Awarded to all who who helped with farming 36,000,000 hectares of previously uncultivated land In Kazakhstan, Siberia, the Urals, the Volga And N/ Caucasus for two years from 1954–56 (Approximately 1.4 million issued)
SOVIET MEDAL FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC ORDER Soviet Police - Security Forces DSM White metal medal (Silver or silver plated) Front having the inscription in Cyrillic- “FOR DISTINCTION IN THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC ORDER” Below a five pointed star. The back the - State Emblem of the Soviet Union With the letters CCCP below On its ribbon with pin back mounting plate A good looking collectable medal Awarded to Law Enforcement , Military & civilians For -Courage and bravery, Whilst maintaining public order and combating crime. (Approximately 47,000 issued)
SOVIET MEDAL FOR SAVING LIFE FROM DROWNING Soviet life Saving medal Gilded brass (Showing wear as per photo) Front shows a rescue swimmer & drowning man Reverse Hammer Sickle & Laurel leaves etc With its ribbon & pin back mount An attractive medal in fair to good condition Unfortunately has a Stress fracture as per pic. Awarded by to persons of any Nationality For saving life in Soviet seas or waterways Or saving Soviet Citizens anywhere from drowning (Approximately 24,000 issued)
SOVIET MEDAL FOR THE RECLAMATION OF THE NON BLACK SOIL REGION Soviet Medal for - “The Transformation of the Non Black Soil Region “ Front shows a tractor ploughing a field etc The Rear Hammer & Sickle , ears of a wheat etc. On its ribbon & pin back mount. Some wear to gilding (as per photo ) An attractive and collectable medal Awarded for 3 years outstanding service In Soviet Agriculture (Approximately 25,000 issued)
SOVIET MEDAL STRENGTHENING FELLOWSHIP OF ARMS Soviet Russian “Fellowship of Arms “ medal Copper coloured disk With central shield set on top of a Red enamel star Plain back (No decoration) With its multi coloured ribbon and pin back mount Collectable and rarely seen Soviet medal Awarded to military personnel, Members of state security etc Who participated of the Warsaw Pact, Along with other socialist and other friendly nations for merit in strengthening military \"Brotherhood in Arms\". (Approximately 20,000 issued)
SOVIET OFFICERS DOC LOT - WW2 PARTISAN Lot of 4 Soviet Officers Identity Documents Named to - Sergei Vladimirovich Grishin (If Translate is correct !) Born in 1917 - Joining the Party in 1943 Communist Party Red Book Containing all personal details, contributions etc Veterans Association card of the Great Patriotic War Partisan Veterans card (Smolensk Region 1941 - 1944) 1974 dated card for - Honorary Membership of the Defence Dept of USSR I’m assuming this group should be researchable From the photos it appears that this Officer Was possibly a Lt General (?) Two stars on S/Boards Possibly wearing the “Hero of the Soviet Union” Along with a military Academy badge And numerous medal ribbons.
SOVIET ORDER OF LABOUR GLORY 2nd CLASS & DOC Exceptionally nice , Soviet Order of Labour Glory (2nd Class) A large silver,gilt and enamel award, The front, having a raised depiction of a factory Against a blue enamel background Overlaid with a gilt hammer and sickle, And Cyrillic inscription of “LABOUR GLORY” Topped by a five-pointed red enamelled star, With red enamelled banner & CCCP in gilt Flanked by gilt wheat stalks. The back having a raised maker’s mark, Two rivets and engraved with the issue number. On its ribbon and pin back mounting plate. Along with its dark red / maroon award booklet Awarded to - Nikolai Polivanyi Korneevich 7th July 1986 This was a very high civilian award in Soviet Russia For Great Labour services to the USSR It encompassed numerous areas including- Production,Science,Culture, Education etc Came in three classes with over 1.2 million awarded But only 41,218 2nd class . A cracking looking decoration & definite investment
SOVIET ORDER OF LABOUR GLORY 3rd CLASS Order of Labour Glory 3rd Class large silver,gilt and enamel award, The front, having a raised depiction of a factory Overlaid with a hammer and sickle, And Cyrillic inscription of “LABOUR GLORY” Topped by a five-pointed red enamelled star, With red enamelled banner & CCCP in gilt Flanked by gilt wheat stalks. The back having a raised maker’s mark, Leningrad mint and engraved with the issue number. On its ribbon and pin back mounting plate.
SOVIET ORDER OF MATERNAL GLORY 1st, 2nd & 3rd CLASSES Soviet order of Maternal Glory- Complete set of 1st ,2nd & 3rd class awards All are individually numbered to the reverse With markings for the Leningrad Mint 1st Class in Gilt & Enamels, 2nd Class in Silver & Enamels 3rd Class in Silver Impressive looking awards Akin to the Nazi Mother’s Cross Or the Italian Fascist Mothers medals 1st class: mothers bearing and raising 9 children. 2nd class: mothers bearing and raising 8 children. 3rd class: mothers bearing and raising 7 children. I don’t know if these were issued to the same person They came mounted like this Possibility framed at one point. A nice looking display grouping In good collectable condition
SOVIET ORDER OF THE RED BANNER OF LABOUR (1) Outstanding Silver Gilt & Enamelled Soviet Order of the Red Banner of Labour Large Red Enamelled flag /banner with CCCP in gold Flying over a cog wheel , Inset with depiction of a hydro electric dam, Lower portion decorated with blue enamel “water” With large central Hammer and Sickle All surround by a gilt oak leaf wreath Bottom of the cog wheel Decorated with gilt ears of corn and Red Enamel Star Flat backed variant with three rivets, Mint marks and engraved issue number Complete with correct ribbon and mounting plate
SOVIET ORDER OF THE RED BANNER OF LABOUR (2) Outstanding Silver Gilt & Enamelled Soviet Order of the Red Banner of Labour Large Red Enamelled flag /banner with CCCP in gold Flying over a cog wheel , Inset with depiction of a hydro electric dam, Lower portion decorated with blue enamel “water” With large central Hammer and Sickle All surround by a gilt oak leaf wreath Bottom of the cog wheel Decorated with gilt ears of corn and Red Enamel Star Slightly dish backed variant with three rivets, Mint marks and engraved issue number Complete with correct ribbon and mounting plate (Ribbon slightly grubby but original)
SOVIET RUSSIAN SHIPS MECHANIC BREST BADGE Soviet Naval Mechanics Brest Badge Dark metal central anchor surrounded by a chain, With applied gilt plated propeller & Hammer / Sickle Mint marking MD to the rear along with screw post . Complete with original domed screw plate Unusual badge in very good collectable condition Genuine item getting scarcer to find.
SOVIET WEST SIBERIA OIL & GAS MEDAL Soviet medal for - The Development of West Siberian oil & Gas fields Gilt medal Front showing Oil Wells,Hammer & Sickle etc Back CCCP within a star burst over a laurel wreath On its ribbon and pin back mount bat (Ribbon has not been trimmed so covering the pin) An attractive medal in good collectable condition. Awarded for 3 years outstanding service , In the Petrochemical Complexes in Western Siberia. (Approximately 38,000 issued)
SPANISH PARA MILITARY FRANCO GUARD PATCH Spanish Fascist Franco Guard Brest badge The Franco Guard were a Spanish Para military group Formed of the “Falangist Old Guard “ Many being Spanish Civil war or Blue Division Veterans Formed in 1959 it operated as a semi official “Guard” Staunchly fascist and unwavering supporters of Franco They were uniformed and even carried a dagger. After the death of Franco in 1977 they were stood down With amnesties issued for members previous indiscretions At the height of it’s popularity the Franco Guard boasted 80,000 members
SPANISH CIVIL WAR GAS MASK & TIN Unusual find , Spanish DAGSA Gas mask and carry tin Very similar to the German M30 Made under a licence in Spain from the Drager Co. (German company based in Lubeck) Spanish version designed by an Artillery officer (Captain Antonio Blanco Garcia circa 1936/37) Mask is made of Green rubberised canvas With a 5 x point head fixing system The eye pieces are plastic or celluloid (+Spares in tin) Equipped with an unused Drager Blanco filter (Unused as in it still has its end plug in place) Filter marked DAGSA Defensa Anti Gas Sociedad Anonima Or “Anti Gas Defence Corporation “ White paper label in Spanish still attached to the filter Believed to be either instruction or inspection Possibly a later Blue Division re issue As a very small Eagle & swastika stamp is visible Blue division Spanish Volunteers in the German Army Who primarily fought on the Russian Front . With green painted fluted carrying tin. Complete with original straps etc. Good overall condition Minor crazing to the mask though still fully flexible Some rust bleeding on the filter label Still readable and intact, no holes or major damage . Nice bit of kit and not often seen anymore. Price Reduction £110-£90
SPANISH CIVIL WAR WOUND BADGE Nice example of a “Spanish Civil War “ wound badge Identical to a Imperial Issue wound badge Except for the impressed central Swastika . Black grade (1-2 wounds received in combat) With some paint wear to the high points and pin Exposing the brass body underneath. A good example in nice collectable condition Instituted in May 1939 These were awarded to German Volunteers Wounded in the Spanish Civil War Then latterly issued at the start of WW2
STAG HANDLED WW1 GERMAN TRENCH KNIFE
THE 47th LONDON DIVISION 1914-1919 - HARDBACK Red hard bound copy of - “THE 47th LONDON DIVISION 1914-1919” The forward by - “THE RIGHT HON. VISCOUNT ESHER GCB GCVO” Complete with all 10 pull out maps & Appendix. Damage to one edge of the spine (Could be repaired carefully with museum grade tape) Otherwise in good condition. A useful addition to any WW1 library.
THE 56th DIVISION (1st LONDON TERRITORIALS) HARDBACK BOOK Red hard bound copy of - “THE 56th LONDON DIVISION “ By Major C.H Dudley Ward. (DSO & MC) Printed by John Murray , Albemarle St London 1921 Complete with pull out maps & full Appendix In good used condition A useful addition to any WW1 library.
THERE’s FREEDOM IN THE AIR 1944 HMSO 1944 Dated HMSO, “There’s Freedom in the Air” The official story of the Allied Airforces from the Occupied Countries Good clean condition .
THIRD REICH DAF STICK PIN Unusual little DAF Cogwheel tie pin Appears to be made of base metal With a central black painted swastika The rear has a bent or curved pin attachment That looks totally contemporary with the item
THIRD REICH PERIOD GERMAN ARBEITSBUCH German Arbeitsbuch ( Labour book) Stamps from 1936 up till 1945 From Rangsdorf and Berlin Mostly in script ( I have problems reading it) Possibly researchable Good original piece of Third Reich documentation
TIN WW1 & CELLULOID MATCHBOX COVER Very unusual WW1 matchbox cover Made of tin with a celluloid covering Front shows the picture a RN sailor in uniform The back the flags of the Allies,with the legend “THERE COLOURS WILL NOT RUN” The spine printed with the word “MATCHES “ Original paper label inside the front cover reads - GEO.R NUTTALL Photographer The Arcade Studio Portsmouth Also has a faded ink number (Possibly would have identified the sailor On the front of the cover with it ) A very nice if not unique item
TRENCH ART LIGHTER (MADE FROM SMLE OILER) Very unusual Trench Art lighter Made using a SMLE oil bottle Appears complete with a moving top cover Wheel still freely turns I’d have thought put a flint in it and it should work. Nice example for any collection.
U.S 3rd MARINE DIVISION SHOULDER PATCH USMC American military shoulder patch 3rd USMC Division
U.S DAF DESERT AIR FORCE SHOULDER PATCH US military shoulder patch For the “Desert Airforce “
UNISSUED WW1 US SIDE CAP Distinctively shaped US WW1 side Cap In almost mint condition Appears to be unissued , never having a badge fitted Very thin woven liner band marked with 23 Otherwise totally devoid of any markings Obtained some time ago From a large French private museum- collection
UNISSUED WW2 US CARLISLE DRESSING IN TIN Unissued / opened US Govt issue Carlisle Dressing In it’s original green painted tin Embossed with instructions for use ,makers details etc Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson of Chicago Good clean collectable condition With only minor wear to the painted highlights.
UNOPENED WW2 US CARLISLE DRESSING
UNOPENED WW2 US CARLISLE DRESSING TIN Unopened olive green Carlisle dressing Retaining almost 100% of its Original painted finish Good clean collectable item
UNUSUAL ARGYLE & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BROOCH Very detailed grey metal (Zinc ?) badge / brooch Of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders Approximately 2” tall and 1.5” wide With a purpose made rear recess / safety pin fixing Pin appears to be held in place by old yellow glue It looks to have been made this way ? Unusual item I’ve not seen anything like it before. In good clean condition
UNUSUAL AUSTRIAN BAYONET / SIDE ARM CONVERSION Very unusual Bayonet / Side arm conversion A Austro Hungarian 1873 Werndl Saber Bayonet With the muzzle ring and lower quillion removed Along with the pommel & locking mechanism The grips are of chequered horn or composite material Secured by 3 x copper rivets The blade has been plated some considerable time ago The scabbard has a old repair or adaption to the end (As per photo) It also has a very small frog stud - Possibly the original one just being reduced in size Condition wise it's very good, Some very old light pitting to the exposed metal work The grips have a small hairline crack in each panel But they are tight and good with no movement at all The scabbard has an old black painted finish to it It's totally devoid of markings,nothing at all on the blade Any regimental markings went when the quillion was removed Can't find out exactly what it is Was it an official conversion - I don't know But when it was originally done a lot of work went into doing it
UNUSUAL DUTCH NSB PEAKED CAP Dutch NSB (Fascist Party) Peaked Cap Cap with Black body with red piping Having a Black Velvet band With attached high quality NSB insignia Triangular badge in Red & Black Silver wire edged with central Wolfsangle Double buckle patent leather chin strap (Held in place by two black metal side buttons) With a Black hard fibre peak Inside is lined with brown silk , With a celluloid diamond and makers / retailers name Brown leather sweat band The inner peak also brown in colour This is where it gets interesting- The cap and insignia both appear period With definite age and have been together a long time The maker / retailers stamp inside reads - Hans Lenten Jr Uniform-u- Civilmutzen Saarbrucken 2 Tauantzienstr.17 Saarbrucken is on the German / French border Nowhere near the Netherlands. Is this a Fire Police cap that’s been had a go at ? Or a Genuine NSB item made using a German cap? I’d like to think the latter I’ve seen numerous variations on the internet Using both Dutch single buckle chinstrap’s As well as the Germanic style double buckle type It’s being sold as is no guarantee - Please satisfy yourself if you intend to purchase Over all condition is very good, With obvious signs of wear and it’s age. There’s one moth hole to the underside of the crown I could repair this easily , but have left as is A scarce item not often seen a very collectable item Priced to sell - If the cap had Dutch maker etc -Iit would be considerably more expensive
UNUSUAL LONG BARREL SAM BROWNE HOLSTER Very unusual long barrelled pistol holster In Brown leather to fit the Sam Brown equipment Appears professionally made Possibly for a 7.5” Webley & Scott revolver These were intended as target pistols But could have been carried by Officers As they would have been a Private purchase item. Good clean condition A couple of small creases / cracks to the leather But nothing to detract from the item. Currently stuffed with newspaper To help retain its shape
UNUSUAL PIN DISHES GERMAN EAST AFRICA - ZANZIBAR A “Matched Pair” of pin dishes or possibly ashtrays Made of copper approx 3.5” across Both set with a central coin in the base . One being from German East Africa & dated 1892 The other being from Zanzibar Both were obviously made together So I’m assuming both coins are of a similar age Unusual items in good collectable condition If only they could talk !
UNUSUAL RED ON BLACK “W” ARMBAND Good quality black material armband With separately applied red felt “W” Fully lined with a brown satin type woven material Six black Japanned poppers & additional hook fixing Condition is very good, With some very very light moth marking Along with a couple of small nips to one edge Inner lining has minimal wear and staining It’s really very difficult to fault . Not sure if this is a private purchase ARP armband Or possibly that of a Railway Watchman. Either way it’s a very nice example !
UNUSUAL WW1 (?) US OPEN TOPPED HOLSTER Unusual Tooled Leather open topped holster It appears to be for a revolver possibly a .38 The belt loop is integral to the holster. It’s flapped over and then sown riveted (The two leather straps seen in the pictures) Appears to have once had a retaining strap Top right hand “corner” of the leather is missing And as can be seen there’s a stud on the 1st strap Some general wear and tear With damage as mentioned (Little also on one edge ) An interesting item I’ve put down as WW1 US Though honestly I really don’t know. Displays well a nice tactile piece.
UNUSUAL WW1 “LIVERPOOL PALS” SIDE CAP ? Black Side Cap with Gilt cord piping to the crown Front has 2x General Service buttons With a Gilt badge of the “Liverpool Pals” (North South rear lugg fixings) Looks to be silk lined with a material sweat band No markings that I can see , Except a circular mark where a size label one was I assume this is an Officers or Private purchase item Sold “As is” I can’t give any guarantee of authenticity (I can’t find anything to compare it too ) But in my opinion it appears to have definite age . A very nice & unusual Side Cap Very clean , in almost mint condition. Price Reduction £175-140
UNUSUAL WW2 (?) HOME GUARD LEATHER GAITERS Brown Leather \"Home Guard\" gaiters Appear to be 1939/40 patt leather equipment Grained leather with double strap / buckle fittings Broad Arrow stamped with \"33\" Can\'t be 1933 ??- as far as I can see, This pattern of leather equipment was not in use then Any info greatly appreciated !! Good Supple leather A couple of period repairs to straps (Re Sown) Good looking display items
US ARMY AIR FORCE 9th AIR FORCE PATCH Single American shoulder patch For the 9th US Army Air Force
US ARMY AIR FORCE MATERIAL COMMAND PATCH Single American shoulder patch For US Army Air Force Material Command
US LIGHTWEIGHT CAMOUFLAGE TUNIC WITH OLD IRONSIDES PATCH US four pocket lightweight cammo jacket With name tape “DILLARD” US ARMY on the other side Subdued Triangular arm patch “1 OLD IRONSIDES” (1st Armoured Division) Size and specification label has washed out inside. But approximate size 42-44” chest Good clean , but obviously worn used condition
VICHY FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE & PALM Original Vichy French Croix De Guerre With 1939-1940 reverses Green & Black striped silk ribbon With additional Bronze “Palm” (Mentioned in Dispatches at Army Group level) Complete with its original double pin fixing. A nice untouched medal In good collectable condition
WARTIME GAS MASK STRAP REFLECTOR Unusual wartime adaptation of a cycle reflector Grey metal two part construction With a Red glass reflector and added rear safety pin These were fixed to gas mask bag shoulder straps When worn of a night time To help prevent accidents during blackouts For both servicemen & civilians alike. Good collectable item
WARTIME N.S.C WORKS POLICE CLOTH BADGE Unusual & Unidentified "N.S.C WORKS POLICE" padded cloth badge. Black & Yellow in typical wartime Civil Defence colours. Oval felt badge approx. 7cm across .Yellow cotton embroidered wording .Heavily padded on a cotton backing. Either worn on Denim type overall's or possibly on a peaked cap. Good Clean Unusual Badge
WOMENS AUXILIARY POLICE CORPS BADGE Kings Crown, white metal & enamel badge For the WAPC - Women’s Auxiliary Police Corps Small badge with Red enamel crown Central blue planchette with WAPC lettering Pin back fixing without makers marks Just the number “38” and a dab of Pink nail varnish ! Nice clean collectable police badge
WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT VALISE BADGE Valise badge or star for the Worcestershire Regiment Brass stamped star, Approx 4” x 2.75” in size With its original double strap fixings to the rear Good honest original item
WORCESTERSHIRE SPECIAL CONSTABULARY LAPEL BADGE
WVS CIVIL DEFENCE BADGE Plated Brass & Enamel - WVS Civil Defence badge Kings Crown with Red Enamel lettering Rear with pin back fixing Maker Marked “BUTLER BIRMINGHAM “
WW 1915 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE 1915 War Service Badge Half moon button fixing to the rear , Along with makers details MAPPIN & WEBB - LONDON & SHEFFIELD
WW1 / 1919 RAMC TRENCH ART IDENTITY BRACELET Unusual “Trench Art” bracelet Consisting of a two piece aluminium body Inset with a 20 Cent 1908 dated Italian coin Named to a a Private Gallon in the RAMC The reverse marked ARQUATA 1919 Proper trench art not a mass produced item No doubt researchable
WW1 / WW2 BRITISH NAVAL OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE Good two piece Kings Crown RN Belt Buckle Possibly worn by a Nurse of Officer rank (Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service) Not a standard QARNNS buckle But attached to a very old blue material belt Approx 2.25" wide and 26" long (28" inc buckle) Any info would be welcome !
WW1 / WW2 LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE Two piece Bronze Lincolnshire Rgt Officers cap badge Excellent quality with both rear fixing blades Nice chocolate finished badge -Difficult to upgrade
WW1 / WW2 QUEENS REGIMENT CAP BADGE & SHOULDER TITLES Good Original Queens Regiment Cap Badge With matching pair of Brass Shoulder titles
WW1 1915 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE Brass 1915 dated "WAR SERVICE" badge. Numbered reverse & maker marked (JR GAUNT LONDON)
WW1 BELGIAN DEPORTEES CROSS & LATER MEMORIAL CARD WW1 Belgian Deportees Cross On original ribbon with rear pin mounting Slight damage to the very end of the cross arms (As can be seen in the photo's) With a 1961 Dated Funeral / Memorial card To "Camille Claus" husband of "Dame Marie Vandewalle" Born 14th February 1897 Civilian deportee to Germany between 1914-1918 Approx 50,000 Belgian civilians were deported to Germany To be used as forced labour between Oct 1916 -Feb 1917 Unusual to find either item let alone together ! Interesting piece of WW1 Belgian social history
WW1 BRITISH MEDAL PAIR ASC CASUALTY IRAQ 1918 WW1 British War & Victory Medals Named to - "S4-144104 PTE H.G HIGHWAY A.S.C" Both in excellent condition On long lengths of original silk ribbon Part of a small collection recently purchased Basic research done-(CWGC) Pte Harold Charles S4/144104, No.1 lines of Communication Coy ASC Died of Typhus 15th May 1918 Remembered Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery Please note photo illustration is a "Stock" photo
WW1 BRITISH OFFICERS ID WRIST BRACELET White metal Officers Identity Bracelet Named to - 2 Lieut R.W.E Bunn Gloucester Regt (C of E) With original linked wrist chain. Spring catch is broken Otherwise in good clean condition. No research done on this individual (Except War Graves Commission) Nice addition to any WW1 collection.
WW1 CZECH 14-18 REVOLUTION CROSS Exceptional quality Czech 14-18 Revolution cross Highly detailed with moveable top loop. With a good quality replacement ribbon. An excellent example that would grace any collection
WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE RE CAP BADGE WWI GRV Royal Engineer’s Cap Badge Other Ranks issue solid stamped variant (Economy issue circa 1916) Original rear slider In good clean collectable condition Please see photos
WW1 ERA METROPOLITAN POLICE SPECIAL CONSTABULARY BADGE Bronze Metropolitan Police lapel badge WW1 period with Kings Crown Issued to and worn by the Special Constabulary Circular rear fitting with makers name etc Good clean condition.
WW1 FRENCH / BELGIAN ARTILLERY RIBBON BADGE Unusual French / Belgian Patriotic Pin badge The body of the Bow being a 4” long French Tricolour Belgian flag as the central “Knot” With Gilt crossed cannons attached The back has a simple safety pin attachment A little faded but a good honest and unusual piece
WW1 FRENCH ADRIAN HELMET -INFANTRY Classic French Adrian Helmet Complete with front badge (Infantry) Original Leather liner but unfortunately no chinstrap Old horizon blue repainted finish Good looking WW1 Helmet Getting scarcer to find in good clean condition
WW1 FRENCH HAND - DUG OUT LANTERN Small black painted French oil lamp All three lenses are intact and undamaged Front slides up to access the oil burner Wick wheel is fully moveable and free turning Original Wire hanging handle Appears to have once had a belt loop to the back Since removed or missing Lightly rusted all over with a patina of age This type of lamp was used both in civilian life As well by the military No markings or dates that I can see Originally picked up in the Amiens area of France Good honest lamp that could still be used !
WW1 FRENCH M2 GAS MASK & CARRY BAG Very scarce French M2 Gas mask, Along with its original shoulder / carry bag. Mask is fairly stiff (But still pliable) Made of heavily padded impregnated oil cloth. Second type with two eye pieces Made out of cellophane glass Held in place by metal rings One eye piece has cracked / split but is still complete All the original head retaining straps are in place Along with its original buckles and hook fittings. I’ve not pulled it about too much , But under the front flap it’s dated 7-3-18 Along with the following stamping- TAILLE ORDNAIRE B C.I.C ID The canvas / cotton carry bag has its original strap Is heavily marked / stained. The original “Horizon Blue” is still visible in places It has a wooden securing button With an internal pocket Containing an extra aluminium eye ring / piece. Bag is marked “PETITE ???ILE Dare I say this is as rare as hens teeth WW1 Gas masks rarely survive in this condition . Not cheap but I’ve only had two in over 30 years. A very nice addition to any WW1 collection.
WW1 FRENCH MEDAL MILITAIRE & PENSION BOOK ; French Medal Militaire With a accompanying Pension Book (?) Book contains the recipients details and photograph Possibly researchable , unusual lot In good clean honest condition
WW1 FRENCH WATER BOTTLE Small 1 litre WW1 French Water Bottle Light surface rusting all-over Original Wooden Stopper Original Cork has perished / Snapped Leaving the bottom half still in place Both Strap swivels move freely Good collectable condition Could easily be restored / re-painted
WW1 FRENCH WATER BOTTLE (FLEA MARKET FIND) French flea market pick up WW1 Period water bottle Good sound condition no holes or damage With cork and stopper (Replacements) A black nylon carry strap with old brass securing buttons Still a nice looking display piece !
WW1 FRENCH \"CITREON\" OR \"LEMON GRENADE\" Good example of a "Dug " French Citroen Grenade Some corrosion -But no real "Damage" Could be cleaned very well on a "Wire Wheel" Totally inert & free from any explosive material
WW1 GERMAN GRAVE MARKER PLAQUE WW1 German Grave Marker Zinc plate stamped with the name and details - 4687(Plot or Grave number) Wilhelm BRANDT MUSK(Rifleman) 17-09-1918 (Date of Death) Mounted on a piece of old wood (Original Marker ?) These zinc plates were the original grave markers Used in WW1 German Cemeteries These were removed and replaced years ago By proper stone memorials These original markers were just burnt or dumped I obtained a number of these some years ago, All in a similar condition. They can be researched via the German War Graves Please note these have not been stolen or looted But obtained via legitimate means All from the same German war cemetery Carvin France The wood has deteriorated over the years (It has been treated with a clear epoxy varnish)
WW1 GERMAN OFFICERS LETTER OPENER SWORD & SCABBARD Miniature "Lions Head" letter opener sword Cast alloy hilt / knuckle bow Plated 6" Blade O/A Length approx. 8.5" Complete with Miniature Scabbard Hilt has remains of a "Gold Painted finish" Grip with "Black & Red Painted finish" Simple sheet metal scabbard With "Suspension Rings" & a bottom "Drag" Not the best quality in the world But a good honest item Unusual to find with a scabbard.
WW1 INDIAN MATCHBOX COVER Unusual WW1 copper matchbox cover A Farewell gift from the Women’s Branch Of the Bombay Presidency War Relief fund
WW1 IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS WITH WW2 BAR Nice example of an Imperial German EK2 Multi piece construction, Silver frame now darkened with age Blackened iron centre with all its original finish Ring maker marked with number code “7” Paul Meybauer - Berlin On its length of original black & white Imperial ribbon With a 2nd class Pitzen sized bar Slightly smaller than usual at 24mm across Typical of a Deumer produced example Two fold over pin rear fixings Unfortunately the top one has detached from the bar (As can be seen in the close up photo) But is still present at the rear of the ribbon. A very nice and scarce combination .
WW1 ITALIAN TRENCH ART BRACELET
WW1 MILLS BOMB MONEY BOX Unusual No.5 Mills Grenade money box. Unusual because it’s a factory made example The filler plug has never been drilled out The base plug hole has never been threaded A simple shaped metal plate / plug is pushed in place The only marking is a solitary letter Y As such I’ve no idea of the manufacture Was this a wartime defective item ? Or possibly just Post WW1 and sold to raise funds ? Either way it’s a very nice clean item With all its Original dark painted finish Excellent example that would grace any collection Price Reduction £125-110.00
WW1 PATRIOTIC PIN BADGE GRV & QUEEN MARY WW1 Period Celluloid & tin pin badge. With a picture of King George 5th & Queen Mary. Slight loss of picture by Queen Marys face - Some minimal rusting to the rear As per photo's Still a nice badge
WW1 PERIOD FRENCH ARTILLERY TUNIC Unusual French Artillery tunic All Black with Red Collar & piped front edge 5 x Large Artillery "Ball Buttons" to the front (French made) Collar with attached Gilt Crossed cannon insignia No other insignia only simple black looped cuff braid No pockets or back flap / decoration Stand up collar with "Hook & Eye fixing" With patent leather backing piece Makers / Retailers label "REGO" un-dated & un-numbered Though listed as WW1 This could be 1920's even 30's I honestly don't know This came with a pair of Black / Blue trousers Again piped in Red & altered at some point Not shown in the pictures -But included in the sale. Good looking uniform Displays well & in VGC
WW1 PROPAGANDA "IRON CROSS FOR KULTUR" WW1 British made propaganda Iron Cross Made of blackened "Pot Metal" Sold to aid the war effort
WW1 TRENCH ART DRIVING BAND PAPER KNIFE
WW1 TRENCH ART MATCHBOX COVER Nicely executed white metal matchbox cover One side engraved- “THE GRATE WAR” and flowers The other with - 1914-1918 and an Iron Cross / oak leaf motif Please note the spelling Grate not Great ! Nice little collectable item in good clean condition
WW1 US / GERMAN KG MARKED POW TROUSERS Scarce POW issue WW1 US trousers Obtained from a long standing French Collection Standard US Infantry trousers With KG stencilled in white to one leg KG - KRIEGSGEFANGENE or -PRISONER OF WAR Would have belonged to a captured US Doughboy Possibly during the 1918 Offensive Records show 4120 US Servicemen were POWS in WW1 Condition isn't bad , some moth nips to the seat and leg area With discolouration and staining to the waist lining band General wear tear and a couple of small repairs 5 out of 6 belt loops have been replaced With a slightly darker material (And they have had moth ) The Original printed label is still inside but not readable The lower leg laces are missing, Though the original 5 x US Fly buttons are still in place The KG on the leg looks brighter in the photo than it is (Had to use the flash) Interesting article of Great War uniform Not perfect but still very collectable and display well
WW1 US SIDE CAP WW1 US Side Cap With Artillery Insignia Bronze screw back badge of B Company Artillery, A small two piece pin back US / Crossed cannon badge With a red enamel pin back diamond badge The insignia of the 5th Infantry Division This indicates the original owner would have been - B company of either the 19, 20 or 21st Artillery Regiment 5th Artillery Brigade attached to the 5th Infantry Division Side cap is in very good condition With the central crease - crown tack sown together Some very slight moth (No holes just the odd graze mark) With a safety pin clipped to the inside Nice example of a US side cap With good period insignia Part of a collection from a private French museum
WW1 VOLUNTEER WORKERS WAR BADGE Crowned Brass WW1 "VW" -Volunteer Worker badge. Pin backed ,numbered & maker marked to rear - (J R GAUNT LONDON)
WW1- 1920’s CLOTH SAILOR DOLL 1920’s (?) WW1 (?) Sailor doll Approximately 9” tall With a blue velvet material body Moveable head with painted features Sailors cap at a “Jaunty Angle “ Square rig and white “Rope” lanyard With affixed miniature WW1 medal ribbon bar Some minor wear and tear (One hand and cap very slightly frayed ) A tad grubby but old and no doubt well loved A nice little addition to a WW1 collection
WW2 DUTCH RADIO WIRELES AIR GUNNERS BREVET WW2 Free Dutch Naval Air Force Brevet For a Radio Wireless operator / Air Gunner Gilt metal half wing with blue enamel center (Minor chip to enamel ) With original rear pin fixing Maker marked to the back Toye & Co London
WW2 FIRE GUARD ARMBAND WW2 Fire Guard armband-Blue cotton body with yellow printed wording-Good used Condition.
WW2 (?) HOME FRONT NATIONAL DRIED MILK TIN Welfare Foods Service National Dried Milk tin in good clean condition (Lid with some surface rusting ) Can't make out a date Possibly Post War Still makes a good addition to any Home Front collection
WW2 / PRE 1953 KENT CONSTABULARY NIGHT DUTY HELMET PLATE Nice original Kent Constabulary Helmet plate Kings crown (Pre 1953) as worn in WW2 Original Black finish -issued for “Night Duty” As opposed to the white metal “Daytime “ plate With central WM Invica Horse All rear fixings intact and original Nice “Home Front” police helmet plate
WW2 1937 PATTERN LARGE PACK 1943 DATED 1937 Pattern large pack with back straps Unusual markings inside - Possibly French or Canadian 5 LE PROVOST With an unknown makers mark & dated 1943 Both straps are dated 1942 A bit grubby but a honest piece of kit !
WW2 1937 PATTERN LARGE PACK CANADIAN 37 Pattern. Large pack, Dated 1943 with Canadian acceptance stamp Old Green dyed finish to front and sides Good honest item in used condition
WW2 1939-1944 FRENCH RESISTANCE PIN BADGE Unusual pressed gilt metal badge With a central obelisk flanked by the words “RESISTANCE FRANCAISE” With the dates 1940 - 1944 underneath With a simple soldered single pin to the rear Pretty looking badge One I’ve not seen before
WW2 1944 BRITISH CHOCOLATE & BOILED SWEET TIN WW2 British Army Chocolate & Boiled Sweets Ration tin Makers stencil to the lid J.L & Co Ltd PKD 3/44 All still readable but has a cup ring mark to the lid. This may or may not clean up a tad Still a nice tin in what is in reality good condition These were never meant to survive 75+ years !
WW2 1945 DATED STEN GUN SLING Good clean 1945 dated Sten sling
WW2 2nd CLASS BAR TO THE IRON CROSS -DEUMER Nice example of a Deumer made EK11 bar. Mounted on an original length of Imperial German Iron Cross medal ribbon. Four fold over pin fixings to the rear I’ve not been able to examine the rear of the bar But I’m more than happy this is an original piece. Nice example that will fit into any collection.
WW2 ? SAM BROWNE SWORD FROG WW2 period dark brown leather sword frog Complete with rear strap Very good clean useable condition
WW2 ADOLPH HITLER HEADED NOTE PAPER & POST CARD BLANK ADOLF HITLER LETTERHEAD One sheet of letterhead, With the name of Adolf Hitler in gold in the upper left corner, Beneath an eagle and swastika The opposite side marked Munich, and a space for the date. With a Black & White Wartime Adolph Hitler postcard ,
WW2 AERONAUTICAL INSPECTORATE DEPT BADGE Very small gilt & enamel WW2 AID badge. The smallest badges I think I’ve ever encountered ? (Approx 17mm across ) Of excellent quality, with a makers mark & pin back. (Roden - London) The Aeronautical Inspectorate Department Were responsible for overseeing- “Factory repair work on damaged RAF planes” A extremely important job during Wartime But one not widely publicised or spoken about.
WW2 AFS "STARBURST" BADGE AFS Badge White Metal & Enamel Excellent condition Half moon rear fixing ,maker marked- "J.PINCHES Ltd LONDON "
WW2 AFS LAPEL BADGE Silver & Enamel AFS Lapel Badge Crown & lettering picked out in Red Enamel Rear marked “Silver” with half moon fixing
WW2 AIR DEFENCE CADET CORPS BUTTONS (SET OF) 9 x Scarce Chrome ADDC Buttons 7 x Large -Great Coat or Tunic (22mm) 2 x Small Epaulette (14mm) Scarce Buttons in good condition
WW2 AIR DEFENCE CADET CORPS LAPEL BADGE Scarce WW2 ADDC Chrome and Enamel lapel badge Rear half moon fixing In excellent collectable condition
WW2 AIR DEFENCE CADET CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE Very Scarce WW2 Air Defence Corps Officer's cap badge Two piece construction Chrome outer wreath with applied motto & Blue Enamel Bird Original rear loop fixings & split pin ADCC formed in 1938 -absorbed into the ATC in 1941
WW2 ARP HANDBOOK No.1 PERSONAL PROTECTION AGAINST GAS 1939 Dated ARP Handbook (2nd edition) Personal Protection against Gas Illustrated Publication in good clean used condition
WW2 ARP HANDBOOK No.2 FIRST AID & NURSING 1938 Dated ARP Handbook No.2 (3rd edition) First Aid and Nursing for Gas Casualties Good clean used condition - Pencil notes on Gasses etc on last page
WW2 ATS AB64 PAPERS DOCS ETC + EDUCATION CERTS ETC WW2 ATS AB64 Paperwork & Document lot AB64 shows Emma Oldfield enlisted in Huddersfield on 18/06/1943 -being discharged on "Compassionate Grounds" 31/10/1945 At one time serving with "E Company No.3 WSD Group ATS" Various passes tickets, discharge papers etc - With Original ATS Cap Badge Along with a whole bundle of documentation certificates etc that relate to Ms Oldfields pre war education then teaching post at Huddersfield Technical College (Fabric / Dress design) (Became a lecturer at Huddersfield School of Art 1945-1976)
WW2 AUSTRALIAN ARP AUXILIARY AMBULANCE BADGE White metal & enamel Australian ARP badge Victoria District ARP Auxiliary Ambulance Back numbered (1747) Along with makers marks and double lugg fitting Nice looking unusual badge In good collectable condition
WW2 BELGIAN MEDAL PAIR & DOCS WW2 Belgian Commemorative war medal with swords Along with a Post War Golden Palms Order of the Crown With a small painted metal Belgian flag lapel or tie pin Both awarded to the same individual The War medal with swords in 1961 (A late issue !) The other award in 1986 The latter being a Civil decoration awarded by - The Ministry of Work and Employment (Possibly upon retirement ??) Interesting combination and not often seen together
WW2 BELGIAN SECRET ARMY ID CARD Unusual Belgian Resistance / Secret Army ID card Issued to - Jean Hubert Joseph Moyst From Dinant in Belgium Born 6th April 1908 With the stamp of the Commander Secret Army Leige Jean Moyst’s rank shown as a “Soldier” The card has been folded. Possibly researchable , not often seen
WW2 BRITISH BOXED MEDAL GROUP + S.C LSGC Boxed WW2 medal group Named to - Mr H.G Lee 45 Forde Ave Bromley Kent Group Consisting of the following medals - 39/45,Africa & Italy Stars ,War Medal & 8th Army Bar All contained in their wax paper packets With original ribbons & award certificate. Box has Royal Artillery Footscray stamp to the back Along with a Special Constabulary LSGC medal Named to - WILLIAM E. BIRD (Some discolouration to the reverse) Both these medals came directly from a clearance Believed to be related to each other Possibility Grandfather’s from two sides of the family (Info from the homeowner) Boxed group are almost mint Grouping is definitely worthy of full research
WW2 BRITISH MILITARY WASH ROLL & PART KIT Genuine unissued wash roll with partial kit I have said partial - I think there should be a soap dish but I'm not 100% sure ! 1941 dated canvas roll with the following items- 1945 Dated Shaving brush (WD Stamped) Packet of Howard Razor blades Stick of Shaving soap Two part metal Razor in remains of Brown paper wrappings Tried to unwrap it but the paper started to fall apart As such I've just put it back in the roll and left it alone Unissued collectable condition
WW2 BRITISH WASH ROLL & PART KIT White canvas wash roll Containing the following items 1945 Dated Soap Dish, Packet of Razor blades 1945 Dated shaving brush Cellophane wrapped shaving soap stick Metal razor (Marked A S & Co Broad Arrow 44) Canvas roll has a stamp marking but I can’t make it out. With its two original canvas material tie straps Good bit of kit & getting scarcer to find
WW2 CD / PRIVATE PURCHASE BAKELITE HELMET WW2 Period Black Bakelite Helmet No manufacturers markings or dates etc.on the helmet With just a paper 7 (Size label) on the liner Standard spring loaded khaki web chinstrap Front has remains of what looks to be a Red painted badge These were often used by the Civil Defence, Fire Service and Factory Fire Guards In good clean collectable condition
WW2 CITY OF SALISBURY CIVILIAN GAS MASK Standard WW2 Civilian gas mask in box of issue What makes this unusual is the box itself It has a large instruction sheet affixed From the “CITY OF SALISBURY “ Re what it can be used against & what it can’t. Black rubber face mask dated June 1939 With white adjustable cloth straps marked “Medium “ Good overall condition With some minor issues associated with age The box a little worn and tatty But a good honest item . Again purportedly from a closed museum With an emphasis on the Home Front
WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE / ST JOHNS AMBULANCE WATER BOTTLE AND STRAP WW2 Civil Defence or St Johns water bottle Khaki enamel bottle with black felt cover (Some moth damage) Hard Plastic stopper with chain attachment Black Leather skeleton cradle with leather and cloth strap. Strap is a bit crunchy as in the leather is cracked . It has also had a wax thread whipped repair done to it Still displays well a honest item. Priced to sell
WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE ARMBAND Blue cotton armband, Printed in Yellow with “CIVIL DEFENCE “ Flanked by curved lines (Like a rainbow) Surmounted by a Kings Crows Honest age and wear, Definitely not a modern reproduction ! Nice addition to any Home Front collection.
WW2 ERA MET POLICE SPECIAL CONSTABULARY BADGE & SHOULDER BADGES White metal Met Police Special Constabulary badge With Kings Crown (Pre 1952) Rear is maker marked - J.R Gaunt London With two fixing loops / lungs Complete with a pair of Kings Crown white metal Special constabulary (SC) shoulder badges Good clean collectable condition
WW2 FINNISH MILITARY PASS BOOK & PICTURE FRAME Very unusual WW2 Finnish SOTILASPASSI book Grey green cover with the Finnish lion crest Military pass book with the owners name - details etc Showing the owner served from 1941 - onwards (Continuation War) Then again post war in the early 1950’s Complete with a wooden “Trench Art” picture frame Dated 1943 containing two photographs (Soldier in uniform) Decorated with the flags and Lion crest of Finland Frame has a split to it but is still sound and complete Book has general wear and tear, But again appears complete. Unfortunately I don’t read Finnish So I’ve no idea what units etc this man served in. An unusual lot not often seen Good addition to any Axis Wartime collection
WW2 FRENCH MAGINOT LINE BERET BADGE White metal French beret badge Standard issue for Maginot line troops Circular design of a 47mm cannon emplacement With barbed wire in front and the motto “ON NE PASSÉ PASS” - “THEY SHALL NOT PASS” Across the top of the badge With a sturdy pin back fixing to the rear. Nice collectable badge , Not as easy to find as they once were .
WW2 FRENCH PROPAGANDA MAGAZINE ORADOUR SUR GLANE Unusual French publication Profusely illustrated A4 size magazine With pictures of the Oradour Sur Glane Massacre Carried out on the 10th June 1944 By Waffen SS Troops Killing 642 Men Women & Children Written in French -But the pictures tell it all Has been folded in the past Some general age related wear Otherwise a very interesting if not sobering item
WW2 GERMAN SAND GOGGLES & POUCH Pair of wartime disposable German dust goggles As used by the Afrika Corps etc Often seen in pictures of pith helmets Also worn by dispatch riders vehicle commanders etc In stone mint condition Contained in a grained cardboard material pouch
WW2 GERMAN BUTTON HOLE - KVK Original WW2 German button hole ribbon Consisting of- Single War Merit cross / medal ribbon . Bow mounted on a black plastic button. Good collectable condition
WW2 GERMAN BUTTON HOLE - LONG SERVICE MEDAL Original WW2 German button hole ribbon Consisting of- Single Cornflower Blue LSGC medal ribbon . Bow mounted on a black plastic button. Good collectable condition
WW2 GERMAN BUTTON HOLE 14/18 HONOUR CROSS Original WW2 German button hole ribbon Consisting of- Single 14/18 Honour Cross ribbon . Bow mounted on a black plastic button. Good collectable condition
WW2 GERMAN BUTTON HOLE 14/18 HONOUR CROSS & SWORDS Original WW2 German button hole ribbon Consisting of- Single 14/18 Honour Cross ribbon . With additional swords Bow mounted on a black plastic button. Good collectable condition
WW2 GERMAN BUTTON HOLE EK11 & RUSSIAN FRONT Original WW2 German button hole ribbon Consisting of- Iron Cross 2nd class & Russian front medal ribbons Mounted on a black metal button Good collectable items excellent condition
WW2 GERMAN BUTTON HOLE EK11 & SUDETENLAND Original WW2 German miniature button hole ribbon. Consisting of - Iron Cross 2nd class & Sudetenland medal ribbons Mounted on a black metal button. Good original collectable item
WW2 GERMAN BUTTON HOLE RIBBON KVK & RUSSIAN FRONT Original WW2 German button hole ribbon Consisting of- War Merit Cross with Swords & Russian Front ribbon Mounted on a black metal button Good collectable condition
WW2 GERMAN BUTTON HOLE RIBBON KVK & SWORDS Original WW2 German button hole ribbon Consisting of- Single War Merit cross ribbon . Bow mounted with additional swords On a black plastic button. Good collectable condition
WW2 GERMAN BUTTON HOLE SUDETENLAND MEDAL Original WW2 German button hole ribbon Consisting of- Single Sudetenland medal ribbon . Bow mounted on a black metal button. Good collectable condition
WW2 GERMAN N.S.B.O STICK PIN NSBO Stick pin Good clean Stamping -No makers marks. Straight pin Approx 4cm long
WW2 GERMAN NSBO CAP BADGE White metal NSBO cap badge Single piece stamped construction With applied bend over fixing tabs Good clean original item
WW2 GERMAN RED CROSS GROUPING Nice original German Red Cross group. Consisting of the following- German Red Cross Membership card (No.25) Dated from 1937 till 1941 Filled out with personal details etc Small Black and White photo of woman in RC uniform Excellent quality embroidered German Red Cross Armband “Silver” & Enamel German Red Cross helpers badge Pin backed with GES GESCH markings Some tarnishing to the Helpers badge Otherwise a very nice little grouping.
WW2 GERMAN RED CROSS HANDBOOK / MANUAL Original 1944 dated German Red Cross manual 146pages of text and pictures Some minor marking to pages, Some edges slightly turned over on the top corner But all in all - A good clean collectable DRK publication
WW2 GERMAN ZINC DOG TAG Late War German Dog Tag I honestly don’t know what unit it relates to It appears to be marked - 3 L / N.A.376 The first letter is very feint. I’ve tried to pick it all out with white chalk Please look carefully at the pictures Hopefully someone will know what it is !
WW2 HOME FRONT BAKELITE TORCH & BATTERY (2) Green / Brown Bakelite type material torch (With a minor splash of white paint on it) Approx. 5.25" long with sliding on off switch With 2 x original "Ever Ready" U11 batteries Please note this doesn't work I'm unsure of it's exact date But it will fit in nicely to any Home Front collection
WW2 HOME FRONT DRYDEX POCKET TORCH Small blue paper covered metal bodied torch Approx.4" long With protruding glass "Bulls eye" lens Sliding metal on off switch Removable metal end cap with makers details - "Drydex by Exide" Please note it does not work No batteries in it of any description Not sure on the exact age of this item But it would fit in well with any Home Front collection
WW2 HOME GUARD GAS MASK & TIN 1937 dated Standard civilian pattern gas-mask Black rubber face mask with off white cotton straps Contained in a Green Metal carrying tin With a thin rope shoulder strap Appears to be made of early Para or thin Sash cord Tin on the bottom " I - H&L 1941" With a cloth lining and full instructions on the inner lid The Home Guard carried their civilian pattern gas masks In these tins until they were supplied with military respirators In good condition A nice collectable HG item,
WW2 HOME GUARD INSTRUCTION MANUEL .51 PT 11 BATTLE DRILL 1942 Dated Home Guard Instruction Manuel No.51 Part 11 -Battlecraft & Battle Drill Battle Drill illustrated publication In good clean condition with pull outs
WW2 HOME GUARD INSTRUCTION MANUEL .51 PT IV BATTLECRAFT & BATTLE DRILL 1943 Date Home Guard Instruction Manuel No.51 Part IV Battlecratf & Battle drill for the Home Guard Illustrated publication in good clean used condition
WW2 HOME GUARD INSTRUCTION MANUEL .64 SUMMER TRAINING 1944 Dated Home Guard Instruction Manuel No.64 Notes on Summer Training and Revised Range Courses Good Clean used condition
WW2 HOME GUARD INSTRUCTION MANUEL No.46 CAMOUFLAGE 1941 Dated Home Guard Instruction Manuel No.46 Camouflage Illustrated publication in good used condition
WW2 HOME GUARD INSTRUCTION MANUEL No.51 PT 111 PATROLLING 1943 Dated Home Guard Instruction Manuel Battlecraft & Battle Drill No.51 Part 111 Patrolling Illustrated publication in good clean used condition
WW2 HOME GUARD LAPEL BADGE Kings Crown Plated brass Home Guard badge HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE motto With a central “HG “ With half moon rear fixing
WW2 HOME GUARD LAPEL BADGE Kings Crown Frosted brass Home Guard badge HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE motto With a central “HG “ With half moon rear fixing
WW2 IF THE INVADER COMES HANDBILL A very scarce wartime double sided “Handbill” “If the Invader Comes” Issued by the Ministry of Information- June 1940 Six Rules of what to do during an invasion, Stay Put, Don’t spread or believe Rumours, Keep watch and report anything suspicious, Give the Germans nothing, Be ready to help the Military , Organise a system in which attack can be resisted The last (Number 7) being - “Think Before You Act, But Think Always of Your Country, Before You Think of Yourself “ A very delicate piece of paper Approximately 11” x 8” in size. It’s been folded, has some tears and nicks As can be seen from the pictures There’s a small thumb size area missing on one edge Printed on thin wartime paper It was never designed or expected to last 80+ years A nice piece of Home Front ephemera.
WW2 INDIAN OVERSEAS SERVICE BADGE Bronze pin back badge. Excellent quality approx.4cm across .Issued to Indian troops for overseas service between 03/03/1939 & 02/09/1945.Complete with original rear pin and locking catch.
WW2 IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS - MAKER MARK 4 Cracking example of a maker marked Iron Cross 2nd class Cross , multi piece construction Original black finished core Ring stamped with the number code “4” Steinhauer & Luck- Ludenscheid With an original length of ribbon - Folded over & Machine sown. A very nice example- In my honest opinion it’s difficult to improve on .
WW2 ITALIAN ARTILLERY OFFICERS FULLDRESS CROSS BELT & POUCH WW2 Italian Artillery Officers full Dress pouch and belt Pouch has a metal body, covered in black velvet With a brass securing clip on either side Lid is copper with applied white metal Artillery device Belt is made of a gilt wire material backed on black velvet With white metal fittings - Medusa's head with chained "Prickers" That sit in a white metal shield decorated with a Italian Eagle Good clean condition as per photo's Impressive display item and getting scarcer to find in the UK.
WW2 JAPANESE 3 PIECE MESS TIN SET Very nice example of a WW2 Japanese mess tin set Original Olive green / brown painted finish With its original wire handle. Lid Body & Inner tray all with matching maker stamps The outer lid and body inscribed with Japanese characters Thought to be the name or initials of its original owner As already said a very nice example. I think it would be difficult to upgrade this item. Japanese kit is becoming scarcer in good condition Make a nice addition to any collection A definite investment for the future .
WW2 JAPANESE CANTEEN & STRAPS Excellent example of a WW2 Japanese canteen Olive green painted lightweight aluminium With its original cork, shoulder straps & cradle. Japanese ink stamps to the shoulder strap (That I’ve been reliably informed date it to 1942) I think this is probably as good as your going to get Would be very difficult to upgrade this item. Excellent collectable condition A nice addition to any collection.
WW2 JAPANESE NAMBU HOLSTER Rubberised Canvas Nambu holster In good used condition. With both rear suspension loops Japanese markings can just be seen inside the flap Only faults are Side minor loss to edge leather trim, A small piece of the leather hinge has been cut out The holster flap securing strap is missing Nice piece of kit and not often seen
WW2 JAPANESE SAKE BOTTLE WW2 Japanese Sake bottle Green & Brown glazed pottery approx 5.5” tall With cross cross high relief decoration Incorporating a Japanese artillery man one side With a Bi-Plane on the other As well as chrysanthemum flowers etc No damage or chips Nice unusual & collectable item.
WW2 JAPANESE SAKE CAP WW2 Japanese Sake cup White glazed pottery approx 2.25” across With gilded decoration Gilt edge , with crossed Japanese flags etc The inner & outer rim have are a delicate pink glaze There’s also a pattern in the pottery itself- Including an inscription crossed flags, etc Some wear to gilding but no damage or chips High quality item in good collectable condition
WW2 JAPANESE SAKE CUP WW2 Japanese Sake cup White glazed pottery approx 2” across With both gilded & painted decoration Gilt edge , with crossed Japanese flags etc Outside of cup decorated with blue flowers With a gilt inscription to the base Some wear to gilding but no damage or chips Nice collectable item.
WW2 JAPANESE SAKE CUP WW2 Japanese Sake cup White glazed pottery approx 2.25”across With both gilded & painted decoration Gilt edge , with Army star & flowers etc Some wear to gilding with a very old crack (Now slightly discoloured) Outside decorated with three blue concentric rings Nice collectable item.
WW2 JAPANESE SAKE CUP WW2 Japanese Sake cup White glazed pottery approx 2” across With both gilded & painted decoration Green flowers ? with Japanese flag etc Some wear to gilding but no damage or chips (Slight firing floor in the lip of cup ) Nice collectable item.
WW2 JAPANESE SAKE CUP WW2 Japanese Sake cup Light Blue glazed pottery approx 2.25”across With both gilded & painted decoration Gilt edge , with chrysanthemum & Red Cross flag etc Some wear to gilding but no damage or chips Nice collectable item.
WW2 JAPANESE SAKE CUP WW2 Japanese Sake cup White glazed pottery approx 3.75” across With gilded decoration Gilt edge , with Crossed Japanese flags etc Some wear to gilding but no damage or chips (Firing fault to the cup - a black mark as per photo) Nice Impressive & collectable item.
WW2 JAPANESE SAKE CUP WW2 Japanese Sake cup White glazed pottery approx 3” across With both gilded & painted decoration Gilt edge , with Crossed Japanese flags etc Named inside the bowl to the 11th Infantry Regiment Some wear to gilding but no damage or chips Nice Impressive & collectable item.
WW2 LEAFLET AIR DROPPED ON ITALIAN DOCKS Wartime Allied Propaganda leaflet Warning Italian Dock workers of impending Air Raids With - “A storm of Bombs ranging up to 4 tonnes each” A different but similar message on each side Along with a depiction of “Skull & Crossbones “ A little discoloured with a corner missing But still in my opinion in very good condition Being printed on typical low grade wartime paper It’s surprising it’s survived at all !
WW2 NEWS PAPER “DAILY EXPRESS” MARCH 9th 1944 Original WW2 News paper The Daily Express dated 9th March 1944. Headlines read - “1000 FORTS,2000 TONS AND ONLY 38 LOST” Two thousand plane armada launches greatest air raid , of all time- Smashes through German fighter swarms and reaches objective- BERLIN Has been folded into four One very small catch to the paper Otherwise in good undamaged condition
WW2 NEWS PAPER “DAILY MAIL” AUGUST 16th 1944 Original WW2 Newspaper The DAILY EXPRESS dated 16th August 1944 Headlines read - “RIVIERA INVASION GOES WELL, VITAL BEACHES SAFE” Allies advance several miles inland, little opposition Has been folded in four No visible damage tears etc
WW2 NEWS PAPER “SUNDAY EXPRESS” - 20th FEB 1944 Original WW2 Newspaper SUNDAY EXPRESS dated 20th February 1944 Headlines read - “OUR BRIDGEHEAD LINE HOLDS AFTER THREE DAYS OF TERRIFIC ATTACKS “ Two Great Battles that will decide the fate of Rome. Has been folded into four. A little bit edgy but no rips / rears or major damage.
WW2 NEWS PAPER “THE PEOPLE “ 29th APRIL 1945 Original WW2 Newspaper Special late edition of “The People “ Dated 29th April 1945 Headlines - “SURRENDER OFFER HERALDS END OF TOPPLING REICH” Has been folded into four, But a good honest clean paper With no visible rips tears etc.
WW2 OR’s COLOURED SIDE CAP BERKSHIRE RGT Other Ranks Berkshire Regiment Coloured Side cap In worn but honestly condition (one small moth hole to the reverse ) GS Buttons and Royal Berkshire Rgt badge attached Inside fully lined with additional sweat band Not mint in any shape or form Just a good old slightly salty Side Cap Nice addition to any collection
WW2 PERIOD HOME FRONT ARP WARDENS GAS / ALL CLEAR RATTLE Old Wooden Football and or ARP All clear - Gas Rattle Very well made and heavy duty No makers markings or stamping at all But almost identical to ARP marked examples I’ve handled Missing a screw but otherwise complete In good collectable condition and very loud !
WW2 PERIOD NO.1 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS UNIFORM TUNIC Black 4 pocket No.1 Uniform jacket With brass "Mailed Fist" Royal Armoured Corps buttons To the front & all pockets (Curiously the x 4 "Cuff" buttons are plain ) Stand up collar with "White Metal " RAC insignia Single "Plastic coated" 39/45 Star ribbon pinned to the chest No internal pockets, un-named -no labels etc. In good clean condition As per photo's
WW2 PERIOD WD MARKED BOSONS CALL & CHAIN Good old WD marked Bosuns call Both sides of the Buoy have Broad Arrow stamps The Keel is marked - “Made in England “ Complete a heavy weight neck chain Not a modern Indian copy A nice collectable item in good condition
WW2 PLASTIC FEMALE AUX HOME GUARD BADGE Scarce Circular pin back Home Guard badge Worn by female Auxiliary helpers In good condition With original pin and makers marking to the back
WW2 RAF AIRCREW SUNGLASSES IN ORIGINAL TIN Nice original pair of RAF Aircrew Sunglasses Round lenses set in white metal / chrome frame With sprung arms / ear hooks Original leather side pieces to both sides. Contained in their Green / Brown AM marked tin Exceptionally clean condition, possibly never worn
WW2 RAF COMFORTS COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER BADGE Small chrome and blue enamel badge As worn by Comforts committee volunteers (Who knitted socks ,jumpers etc for RAF personnel) Maker marked to the back with its Original pin. Nice clean condition (Slight fault to the enamel )
WW2 RAF PICKERINGS WEBBING RENOVATOR Tin of Pickerings Webbing Renovator - Blanco Appears unissued / unused In RAF Blue Grey Good to excellent condition
WW2 RAF PTI ARM BADGE Brass RAF PTI arm badge Good original condition Some minor dis-colouration (As per pictures) Original loop back fixings
WW2 RASC OFFICERS TUNIC TROUSERS & SAM BROWNE BELT Nice Wartime RASC Captains service uniform. Comprising of - Four Pocket tunic ,with captains pips Officers Bronze RASC collar badges RASC regimental buttons Medal ribbons for - 39/34, & Africa stars, War medal & T.E.M (Territorial efficiency medal) Matching trousers Along with a good quality Sam Browne belt . Tunic is fully lined (Satin ?) Retailed by Selfridges (Label in the pocket) But unfortunately not named Minor wear and tear from service use Displays very well - Just needs a peaked cap for a complete set up.
WW2 RIASC CAP BADGE & SHOULDER TITLES Royal Indian Army Service Corps Brass two part cap Kings Crown badge With two rear fixing loops With matching Crowned RIASC shoulder titles Shoulders have the older style “Coffin “ type fixings (Often associated with WW1 badges) Nice collectable condition badges RIASC existed as an entity from 1935 - 1950 It still kept the Royal Prefix post independence (1947) It was dropped the declaration of a republic in 1950
WW2 ROYAL YUGOSLAV AIRFORCE BELT / BUCKLE & POUCHES Unusual White Leather Belt & Pouches With Brass Belt Buckle (Crowned flying Eagle) That appears to be of the Royal Yugoslav Air force- Though I'm open to any other suggestions ! Buckle and leather have no makers markings at all But appear to be of some considerable age Ammo pouches are definitely "Mauser" type Though only two pocket rather than three They look almost identical to the standard German type Of both sown & riveted construction The Buckle is also riveted to the belt -So non-detachable Though the leather belt it's self is adjustable The Belt & Buckle are of very good quality I assume a "Dress" item ? I can't see that they are "Re-enactor Copies" Or anything of the like- Good looking set in good collectable condition If I'm correct & it is Royal Yugoslav a very Rare Lot !!
WW2 SFP ARMBAND Blue cotton armband, Printed with the letters SFP in red (Supplementary Fire Party) Honest age and wear, Definitely not a modern reproduction ! Nice addition to any Home Front collection.
WW2 SFP ZUCKERMAN PATT HELMET WW2 Private Purchase Zuckerman helmet Original grey painted finish With SFP stencilled to the front (Street Fire Party) This would have been issued to CD members Though they were available to the public As private purchase items via Woolworths ! The inner rim of the helmet is marked - A.M.C 1/ 1941 & a large letter M (Austin Motor Company January 1941 -Medium) The original leather and webbing liner Is held in place by a shoelace It’s a little worn & dry but still in good condition Only fault is a small piece of leather missing No chinstrap but again a shoelace or string was used Honest untouched helmet & very underrated !
WW2 SOUTH AFRICAN AIFORCE IN ITALY CIGARETTE CASE Well made WW2 Italian inlaid cigarette case With insignia of the 25 Bomb Group South African Airforce To the front with the initials MS to the back With Piano hinge & elastic straps to hold cigarettes in place Varnish is worn but otherwise good clean condition
WW2 SOVIET EXCELLENT SERVICEMAN’s BADGE
WW2 SOVIET MEDAL FOR LABOUR VALOUR & DOC Soviet Medal for Labour Valour Silver medal on its ribbon and mounting plate The front with a large enamelled Red Star With enamelled wording underneath - FOR LABOUR VALOUR & CCCP in raised letters Reverse two rows of raised lettering - LABOUR IN THE USSR A MATTER OF HONOUR Hand engraved issue number 49298 Complete with Red award book With corresponding issue number Dated 1st June 1945 & named to Nicholas Danylovych Krasnokutsky. Nice to get a verified wartime dated medal Along with its award document (Approximately 1.8 million issued)
WW2 STUDIO PORTRAIT -DECORATED GERMAN POLICE OFFICER Good condition B & W studio post card Depicting a well decorated Police Officer Who served in WW1- With a Ribbon bar on his chest Wound badge to his chest pocket
WW2 US ARMY CAMP MAXEY TEXAS PENNANT Single sided wall pennant approx 28” long Purple artificial silk (?) Yellow printed Us Army seal border and camp name With 3 of the four original ties (No.4 is very short ) Some minor damage through being folded, stored Including a small tear or split to one edge fold line Otherwise good collectable condition
WW2 WAR MERIT CROSS WITH SWORDS WW2 German KVK 2nd class Late war zinc issue With traces of its bronzed finish Complete with later (?) Tri fold ribbon (This appears to be slightly oversized ) Often seen on Australian or Croatian medals A Good honest example
WW2 WOMENS HOME DEFENCE BADGE WW2 Enamelled pin back badge For the WHD (Women’s Home Defence Corps ) Shield shaped with a yellow enamel border Purple enamel centre with WHD Crossed Rifle & a pistol Pin back fixing to the back with makers marks. Founded in 1940 and stood down in 1943 When the WHD were recognised by the war office Being given a limited role within the Home Guard WHD founder Dr Edith Summerskill (MP) Pushed for women to be armed & serve in the HG Something the powers that be weren’t keen on ! A scarce , collectible badge in good sound condition A nice addition to any Home Front collection.
WWI -1920’s BELGIAN MATCHBOX COVER Commercially made pressed tin Matchbox cover In the form of a book. Front cover stamped with- City Crest over a depiction of the “Cloth Hall” Along with wording “SOUVENIR D’YPRES” Reverse - A chalice within an oval frame & laurel leaves Good clear stamping in nice collectable condition.
WWI / WW2 ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT CAP BADGE Good Original Bi -metal Royal Sussex Regiment cap badge Rear slider fixing In good collectable condition...
WWI 1918 DATED US MESS TINS WWI American mess tin set Both top and bottom sections made of aluminium With hinged steel / Iron handle stamped US & 1918 Used but good condition With some names etc scratched in the bottom half These are getting harder to find A nice addition to a WW1 collection
WWI 7 PLACE AUSTRO GERMAN RIBBON BAR WWI Austro German Medal Ribbon bar Consisting of- Gallantly Ribbons x2 Karl Truppenkreig Cross 14/18 Honour Cross with Ribbon swords 14/18 Austrian War medal with Ribbon Swords 14/18 Bulgarian War medal 14/18 Hungarian war medal with Ribbon swords Contemporary mounted on a metal pin back bar. Impressive looking group to a well decorated veteran.
WWI BED / DUTY PLATE SHERWOOD FORESTERS CASUALTY Original WW1 Sherwood Foresters Duty Plate Named to 38358 Pte F Negus (15th Bn Notts & Derby Regiment) Who according to the CWGC Died on Friday 15th June 1917 Buried Heudicourt Communial Cemetery Extension Plate is toned with some minor verdigris But fully readable and worthy of research. A nice and poignant item of WW1 memorabilia Price Reduction £70 -£60
WWI BELGIAN VICTORY MEDAL PAIR & PAPERS WW1 Belgian medal & Document group Victory & War Medals With Victory Medal certificate & leave paper’s (Documents have been folder but are not damaged) Belonging to Armand Joseph Billen 1st Regiment of Carabiners He was also allowed to wear a unit Lanyard Of the Belgian Croix de Guerre . Nice WW1 Belgian grouping , In honest collectable condition
WWI BRASS TRENCH ART MATCHBOX COVER Heavy duty Trench Art matchbox cover One side with a WW1 period ASC badge attached The other with a French coin & 3 x half bullets Fairly crude but well executed What I’d regard as a genuine item of Trench Art Rather than a post war “Tourist “ piece. A lot of Trench Art was produced in the 1920’s To sell to the “Battlefield Tourists” (Those who were visiting graves of loved ones etc)
WWI ECONOMY ASC CAP BADGE WWI GRV Royal Army Service Corps Cap Badge Other Ranks issue solid stamped variant (Economy issue circa 1916) Original rear slider In good clean collectable condition Please see photos
WWI FRENCH “TRENCH LIGHT / COOKER WWI period private purchase French - Stove - Cooker and or lamp Metal spirit reservoir with central burner (Removable Brass cover on the burner) With a wooden carrying handle . The burner can accept a glass lamp chimney Or with a tripod be used as a cooker / stove. Unfortunately I haven’t got either the glass or tripod But had one previously that had both And a search on EBay can turn up similar items. Still an interesting item That could be completed without too much trouble.
WWI GERMAN PIN BACK MEDAL RIBBON BAR Original WW1 German miniature pin back ribbon bar Consisting of the following ribbons Bavarian War Merit Cross Prussian Iron Cross Austro Hungarian Bravery or Military Merit medal Approx 1.75” long With pin back fixing Some wear to the Iron Cross ribbon But a good clean WW1 Gallantry medal bar
WWI KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE WWI GRV KDG Cap Badge Other Ranks issue solid stamped variant (Economy issue circa 1916) Original rear slider In good clean collectable condition Please see photos
WWI KRRC CAP BADGE WITH RED BACKING WWI Period Kings Royal Rifle Corps Cap Badge Other Ranks issue in blackened brass Original rear slider (some minor scratches) With its Red felt backing piece -( showing it’s age !) A nice original and collectable badge Please see photos
WWI LUSITANIA MEDAL Iron Lusitania medal As sold to raise funds for the war effort. Dated 5th May (Sinking was not actually until the 7th) A mistake had in fact been made by Karl Geotz (The original medalist) This was quickly picked by by the British Government Who used it as evidence - Of a pre meditated -German war crime
WWI MATCHBOX COVER FISHER - JELLICOE Commercially made tin - celluloid matchbox cover Front showing pictures of both - Admirals Fisher & Jellicoe The back with the following wording- FISHER & JELLICOE Purveyors of British Bulldogs Whitehall England FIRST CLASS BREEDS ONLY Recent testimonials from Germany (Via Sturdee) Australian Bulldogs also stocked - As supplied for “Emden” Spine just marked “MATCHES” In good condition - minimal marking / discolouration
WWI PERIOD INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD KNOT Good quality Brown leather Sword Knot Designed to be removed via a brass button / split pin Some minor damage to the leather on the “Pineapple” But a good usable example In half reasonable condition
WWI RAMC MATCHBOX COVER Commercially made tin & celluloid matchbox cover. Front showing the RAMC Cap badge The back “Flags of the Allies” With the printed wording- “SOUVENIR OF THE GREATEST WAR IN HISTORY 1914 - 1915 - 1916” Side marked British Made - Royal Army Medical corps Some rusting & discolouration But these were cheaply made & never meant to last Let alone for over 100 years + Still a nice collectable item
WWI ROYAL NAVY MATCHBOX COVER Commercially made tin / celluloid matchbox cover Front showing Crowned fouled Anchor & Royal Navy Reverse showing “Flags of the Allies” Including Imperial Russia ,Japan & South Africa . Spine with drums & flags - “British Made” Some rusting / discolouration But these were commercially made cheap items Never expected to last 100 years plus ! Still a nice collectable item
WWI TRENCH ART MATCHBOX COVER Brass and copper matchbox cover. Either Turkish or Egyptian? As is decorated with a crescent moon and star (Crudely done and separately applied) One of a small group that we acquired recently Good used condition
WWI TRENCH ART MATCHBOX COVER All Brass plain matchbox cover With attached flaming grenade collar badge Of the Royal Fusiliers Good original item Part of a small collection recently acquired
WWI TRIO + CdeG TO A CANADIAN DESERTER WWI Trio & French Croix De Guerre Period mounted on original ribbons Renamed to - 1042230 Pte W.R.H BERNARD G.E.F The following info is from his attestation paper William Robert Hyde Bernard Was born in London on 31st October 1897 At some point he emigrated to the USA (Pembroke Ontario) He then crossed over into Canada and “Joined up” Serving 6 months with the 240th Overseas Battalion Then by his own admission “Deserting” Re enlisting on 2nd August 1917 His army number is shown as 1042230 I believe GEF is a mistake made by the engraver It should obviously have read CEF There’s 40 or so pages in the Canadian archives Relating to his individual and his military service. After WW1 he returned to the U.K. (Croydon) He wasn’t entitled to the 14/15 star or CdeG Would his pair would have been forfeited ? I don’t know- But if he was British rather than “Colonial “ He may been shot for desertion - Rather than being allowed to re-enlist ! The group comes with a copy of the attestation sheet And a Canadian Forestry Corps Cap Badge There’s plenty more research to do if desired. A bogus group to a self confessed deserter . I originally purchased this for myself But other things have come up so it’s got to go !
ZULU SOAP STONE PIPE WITH BEADED DECORATION "Zulu" Pipe Carved soap stone bowl approx. 3" high (Small chip from the bowl rim) Wooden detachable stem With tufted hair /Green & Red beaded decoration Don't think it's really old But has some age Good decorative item Displays well & in nice clean condition
“THE FIRST TO BE FREED” 1944 DATED HMSO “The First to be Freed” The Record of British Military Administration In Eritrea and Somalia 1941-1943 Some staining to front cover Otherwise in good undamaged condition.