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ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS SUN HELMET Super example of an 1899 pattern Wolseley helmet attributed to an officer in the Argylls. This came with other uniform items straight from the family home. The other items date to the Boer War and are available in my other listings. The helmet could possibly be 1920's /1930's as it has foil inside which was more common on later helmets . Condition is very good for it's age with only some splits to the leather trim out the leading edge. , 8 fold puggaree is good and most of the foil lining is present. Makers details to the leather and red silk sweatband is present but indistinct. Leather chin strap complete but dry. Very nice Bronze officers collar mounted on black cotton with Regimental yellow felt trim to left side. Collar is the "Tail Up" type used during the Victorian period. Superb piece and extremely rare to find something to the Argylls from this period . Great look.
RAMC PARACHUTE RGT. - 16TH PARA - UNIFORM SET DESERT RESCUE Very important attributed uniform to the leader of one of only 2 teams doing desert rescue in the Middle East. Each item is named to Major J.S. MacDonald Uniform is mint . All badging etc. totoally original. The Army Parachute Medical Team is an example of inter-service' co.:. operation. It is formed by personnel and equipment from 16th Independent Parachute Brigade Group (23rd Parachute Field' Ambulance and 16th Inde- pelldent Parachute' Brigade Group Signal Squadron),
ROYAL SCOTS 1ST & 2ND BTN. HELMET PLATE - 1902 - 1914 Scarce Kings Crown helmet plate. White metal volunteers helmet plate centre. Nice age toning. Will clean up nicely if desired.On the rear the lugs are soldered to the helmet plate. Rare compared to the QVC version. No rubbing or damage and fresh to the market from a very large old collection that's just come in.
WW2 GERMAN KREIGSMARINE CAP EAGLE Alloy construction national eagle with a fire gilt finish for wear on the Donald Duck cap.Finish complete to almost 100%. The eagle features out-stretched wings and is clutching, a wreathed, canted swastika in it’s talons. Original pin is still attached. V.G.C.
( PRE ) WW1 - SLADE WALLACE - LEATHER BAYONET FROG VARIANT Believed to be for a thinner belt issued to some Territorials and also possibly foreign units. Stout leather which has been whitened at some point. For slimmer belt, approx. 1 inch , inch and a quarter. V.G.C.
(QUEENS OWN) CAMERON HIGHLANDERS. - CAR MASCOT/ BUMPER BADGE Very rare item. Circa 1950'S . Car bumper mascot / car badge. Made by Beulah. Cap badge device in relief over Regimental colours. Domed clear glass /acrylic . Chrome good. Looks like it's had light use only. No stone chips or damage. Heavy and substantial, good quality piece. The only one of these I've ever come across to the Camerons. V.G.C.
\"ON WAR SERVICE - 1914\" LAPEL BADGE - HARCOURTS B/HAM Good example of the War Workers badge in brass and enamel. Confirmed you were working for the war effort and not shirking your duty. Scarce maker Harcourts of Birmingham. V.G.C.
1 / 2 LOTHIAN AND BORDERS HORSE PIPE MAJORS SILVER BADGE Usually these were in nickel silver , this one tests as Sterling quality so likely for P/M or P/Sgt ? Good condition with no rubbing and uncleaned but will come up nicely if desired. Scarce. V.G.C.
10 BY 80 ZEISS WAR SHIP BINOCULARS - FASLANE Extremely rare war ship binoculars taken from a German ship scrapped at Metal Industries Faslane in 1945. These stunning 80º elevation, 10 x 80 Kriegsmarine mkd. binoculars were made by Carl Zeiss Jena. The prototype was developed around 1938, and were considered a Sonderkonstruktion, or special construction, by Zeis. Used in conjunction with the ships guns for targeting aircraft and surface targets. All control knobs , handles etc. original and in good working order. Clear lenses. Retaining their original grey finish which has salt wear indicating the ship did not sit in port during the war. When you consider how few German surface ships were left at the end of the war you can work out the rarity of these optics. Absolute State of the Art at the time. P.O.A.
13TH OF FOOT ( SOMERSET ) VICTORIAN O/R\'S BRASS CAP BADGE. Scarce badge in die struck brass .KK 438. Worn circa 1874-1881. North/South loops to the reverse. Old polish residue. VGC.
14TH BLACK WATCH CAP BADGE Nice example with lovely age toning. Clear detail. slider back.
17TH OF FOOT - LEICESTER - LARGE TUNIC BUTTON Scarce button from the Victorian era. Numbered and with QVC. Maker mkd. for Stillwell London. V.G.C.
1871 PTN PRUSSIAN GRENADIER PICKLEHAUBE Excellent condition . Stout leather shellaced skull with correct pebbled leather back peak. Correct single cockade with hook on chin scales. Brass fittings.Silk liner with leather sweat band. These in excellent condition for with light service wear.
1895 HALLMARKED ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS SILVER BADGE - KIRKWOODS. This is the Rolls Royce of Argyll badges. I showed this to the 1st Btn. Pipe Major many years ago and he thought it was the nicest badge to the Argylls he had ever seen ! Kirkwoods at their best, Edinburgh silver with H/M's for 1895. This one still unusually with it's 4 lugs intact, north and south were normally removed. Kirkwoods tablet to rear. The detail is the simply the best, there's a song in there !! Near Mint
1895 HALLMARKED ARGYLLS BADGE - KIRKWOODS The most attractive A&S.H. officers badge you are likely to come across. Edinburgh silver with h/m for 1895. Classic Kirkwoods with the 4 lugs for that period.Beautiful fretting and detail. This one has been polished but no rubbing to high points. Tail up cat. Not a cheap badge but very beautiful and with that distinctive Kirkwoods design for the late 1800 period.
18TH HUSSARS - OFFICERS SMALL TUNIC / CAP BUTTONS I believe these to be the strap buttons from a cap. Bi metal. Kings Crown. Both well detailed silver on brass although not an exact pair. Maker mkd on the back. One is Jennens, the other is indistinct. Rare. V.G.C.
18TH HUSSARS - VICTORIAN BRONZE OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE Bi Metal collar. QVC crown. Seperately applied " 18 H " which would appear to be silver. V.G.C.
18TH HUSSARS VICTORIAN OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE 2 piece construction. Victorian crown. Bronze officers. Pre 1901.
1903 DTD. ATHOLL HLDRS.SILVER/ IVORY SKEAN DHU - ROBB OF BALLATER A virtually one off piece and no ivory Issues as it's named and dated on the back " E.R.I - 1903" This is in excellent condition with broad full ivory handle c/w all it's studs. Profusely hall marked to all but the top mount, has " W.R. " "Robb Ballater" and Edinburgh silver marks for 1903.Also mkd. "BLTR" Hand engraved Celtic pattern mounts. There are many collectors of Robb items because of their high quality. They were granted a Royal Warrant in the late 19th century. Good scabbard leather. Blade has a camel motif which was used by Inverness silversmiths so has possibly come from one of them, Ferguson & Mc Bean ? Attributed to the Atholl Highlanders this is an outstanding top end piece, unfortunately with price to match but I suppose as a decent vintage Infantry of the Line example now costing £600/£700, it's a great investment.
1904 CAMERON HIGHLANDERS BRONZE OFFICERS BADGE FOR KHAKI UNIFORM Very rare short lived chocolate coloured badge brought in for use with khaki in 1904. As it proved very unpopular it was quickly done away with. Superb detail. Lovely fretting with nice age toning. v.g.c.
1910 - BLACK WATCH ASSOCIATION LAPEL BADGE - GAUNT Super example of the 1910 introduced wartime type of Black Watch members / ex members lapel badge. Outside oval with " The Black Watch Association " this in blue enamel on brass. The centre is gilded with white enamel. Overlong pin on the back which is correct for the period. No damage. Mkd. on the back for J.R.Gaunt London. V.G.C.
1911 BRITISH OFFICERS TERRITORIAL MEDAL ( DECORATION ) BOXED Lovely example of an officers Territorial Long Service Decoration. Silver h/m to back for 1911. In it's box of issue which is in great condition. All original. V.G.C.
1913 H/M ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS DIRK C/W ORIG. BOX Good example by Brookes of Edinburgh . Edinburgh hallmarks for 1913. All parts are individually stamped. Acid etched Regimental blade. All stones matching and no breaks or damage to the bog oak handle and knife and fork. Scabbard mounts standing in high relief. These with no rubbing or damage. Scabbard leather good.All handle studs present. Spring triggers on knife and fork working well. Comes with it's original Brookes leather covered silk lined case. Part of a collection of Argyll officer items just in from the family home.Name of officer and copy photograph of him in uniform to buyer. On hold for T until 23rd Nov.
1914 DATED ARGYLLS O/R\'s SERVICE DRESS AND GLENGARRY Total sleepers straight from the house of soldiers family ( name to buyer). 1914 dated tunic and also the same date on the glengarry. S.D. tunic in excellent condition with no moth or damage . Tunic insignia comprising Argyll white metal (Territorial) shoulder titles and regimental buttons. Lewis gunners sleeve badge, L/CPL stripes. Long service and overseas chevrons to lower sleeves. Brass wound stripes. Correct cream interior cloth. WD stamped. Medium size. Near mint glengarry with beautiful 3 tier rosette and solid badge with raised centre. Both items as nice as they come.I have done some research and have the mans service records.
1914 DTD. ARGYLLS GLENGARRY As near mint as you're likely to find. Good size and still with paint stamp for 1914. Full length silk tails. Beautiful 3 tier rosette. No moth or damage. Leather trim A.1. Original to it, solid centre badge. Soldiers name to buyer as this came as part of a complete uniform to a 7th Btn. sergeant
1915 0N WAR SERVICE MUFTI BADGE Good never for sale before example. Maker mkd. " J.A. WYLIE & CO. LONDON". Numbered 34833.and has a U. Uncleaned as found. Cheap
1915 H/M CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) OFFICERS BADGE Good silver badge with Birmingham hallmarks for 1915. Jeweller stamp B & P (Bent & Parker). Nicely detailed. Scarce
1917 DATED WW1 MARCHING COMPASS WITH LEATHER POUCH - Very good example. Both compass and case dated 1917. Compass by " S. Mordan & Co. "Verners Pattern V111.W.D. arrow. Good working condition. Owner’s name W. GAYNE inscribed at the rear. Leather case in great shape. made by " French & Son Ltd. - London "and with WD arrow. V.G.C.
1920\'S / 30\'S ANTI SEMITIC BEER STEIN A very rare German beer stein with strong anti semitic connotations mirroring the view that helped Hitler come to power. This is being sold as a historically important piece and in no way mirrors our beliefs and for the record, the last one I had went to Israel to a big collection there. Approx. size 20.5 cm/8 inches from top to bottom of the stein. 11.2 cm diameter at the bottom. This stein is 100% " One Look "original . The scenes on the stein show pretty very much every negative quality of the Jews, including the saying "Trau keinem Fuchs..." (Trust No Fox...). Some of the scenes depict the following: A German farmer together with three Jews holding documents, as they cheat him out of his land with the saying "Kauft nicht bei Juden" (Don't buy from Jews). A Jew presenting an invoice to a laborer, together with a saying that translates to something like, "The handicraft brings only a small salary while the Jew Cohn cashes in the big profit" A sleeping Aryan (Michel) is laying under a tree while two Jews are robbing him while he sleeps. Another scene is calling to drive the Jews out of Germany to Israel with "Michel" the Aryan showing the Jews the way out of Germany while swinging a club. "Deutsches Haus / Juden haben keinen Zutritt" (German House / No Access For Jews) is written under another scene where the Jews are being forced to leave The retailer of the stein is Joh. Korzilius, a company that is still in business today.The manufacturer was Deumler & Beiden. There are two dates on the stein, 1893 and 1910. 1893 being the year in which the anti-Semitic party had a huge success in the Reichstag election and 1910 was the year in which the "Deutschvoel-kischer Studentenverband" was founded, a very antisemitic right wing party. One of the founders, Wilhelm Kube, was later leader of the Prussian wing of the NSDAP and during the war was in charge of the "Jewish Question" in Weissruthien (Russia). Similar steins were auctioned off at Christie's in New York, Christe's in Amsterdam, Habsburg Feldman in Geneva and Sotheby's in Tel Aviv between 1988 and 2001 for several thousand dollars each. Condition is excellent with no chips, damage or repairs. It comes with a lifelong guarantee of authenticity.
1933 SILVER H/M SGIAN DHU - EBUTTS / ANDERSON Beautiful piece. George the Vth period. Makers stamp for Ebbutts and Anderson Military Tailors retailers tablet. Celtic pattern bog oak handle. Top mount with fluted finial. Good original leather to scabbard. Clean clipped back blade with small area of darkening. No breaks , no issues. Beautiful V.G.C.
1936 - HESSEN, NASSAU, DARMSTADT - LEATHER Super 1936 Day Badge. Large oval. Details and eagle and swastika embossed into leather. Stitched trim. Excellent condition.
1940 BRITISH ARMY JACK KNIFE Nice clean one . Sheffield maker and 1940 date. Blades retaining their polished finish with no rust or darkening. Nice grips. Copper loop. V.G.C.
1940 DATED BRITISH ARMY JACK KNIFE British army issue jack knife. 1940 date and W.D. arrow. Made in Sheffield England stamped. No springing. Uncleaned. This type had no lanyard ring. Scarcer than the marlin spike version. Different type of blade being slimmer, some slight sharpening. V.G.C.
1941 DTD. IRVIN FLYING JACKET - \" IRVIN SUIT\" - LARGE SIZE - BATTLE OF BRITAIN Difficult to better this one ! All original. Early 2 piece back as per the Battle of Britain period and in a large size. No tears or repairs. All original and working matching " DOT " zips and with their original leather pullers. IRVIN SUIT and Air Ministry marked linen label dated 1941 with an overstitched small cloth label with the owners name. Label with clear sizes. Original chain. Belt good. Elastic tension strap behind collar present. Leather supple and gold dense pile fleece good . Very difficult to find an early one in this size and condition without repairs / replaced zips etc. V.G.C.
1942 BRITISH AIRBORNE PARA DENISON SMOCK 1st PATTERN - WAREINGS Rare 1st pattern combat worn Denison smock as worn at Arnhem. This is the sought after WAREINGS made one. Large size ( See Label). Good original working half zip by LIGHTNING and still with it's original long cloth puller. "NEWEY" studs. Elasticated cuffs with some wear and tear as you expect from an original. Some fading and a 1 inch tear to back ( See photo). Monkey tail removed as is usual on a 1st pattern as they could'nt be fixed up at the back which was rectified on the 2nd pattern. If you want a good "Been There, Done the Biz" combat worn example this is for you however if you want mint, unissued, pass.
1942 DTD. AIRBORNE DENISON SMOCK - P. FRANKENSTEIN Good "Been There" large size Denison smock by rare maker P. Frankenstein. Good condition overall. Half zip. Good wool storm cuffs. Nice clear label with 42 date and shows sizes to suit 5'9" to 5' 11", 40 to 42 inch chest. Couple of tears here and there as you expect with a combat worn one. Monkey tail removed. lightning zip still with it's cloth puller. Newey studs.
1943 DTD. BRITISH AIRBORNE HELMET - LEATHER STRAPS Good "Been There" combat example with early leather straps. Scrim net original with hessian strips and some tears. Original untouched condition. G & S 1943. to inside. Top pad present. Now rare and the prices keep getting higher.
1944 DATED BRITISH PARATROOPERS HELMET Nice camo large size para /airborne helmet. BMB ( Briggs Motor Bodies ) and 1944 date, nice and clear , not like most that magically have the the date obscured in an otherwise good sweatband !! Khaki jump straps. Cheap helmet. V.G.C.
1944 DTD. BRITISH PARA HELMET - BMB -VERY LARGE SIZE Very clean condition and c/w camo net and scrim. Good huge size 8. Shell retaining almost all it's drab paint finish. Net good. Good liner, top pad etc. The khaki 2nd pattern straps good but with one field repair to one end, ( see pics ). Clearly stamped to liner " BMB ( Briggs Motor Bodies ), 1944 and (size) 8. Rubber good and still supple. Dirty and dusty inside, spiders webs etc. just the way I like to find them. 100% combat original in a scarce large size.
1945 DTD. BRITISH TURTLE HELMET Dated to both liner system and shell. This one with period matt blackened finish .Good liner and chin strap. Inside retains the original brown colour. V.G.C.
1945 SEASON ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS MUSIC IN THE PARK PROGRAMS From my collection of Argylls items. Original Programmes / flyers for performances in various parks round Glasgow.From 30th July to 3rd August 1945. V.G.C.
1949 AUSTRALIAN VETERANS LAPEL BADGE Numbered veterans badge and specifically to the 49th Btn. which was in the main formed from Gallipoli vets. 4 colour enamel with no damage. I've had this badge before but never to a specific regiment. V.G.C. The 49th Battalion was an infantry unit of the Australian Army. Raised as part of the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War, the battalion fought along the Western Front between mid-1916 and late 1918, before being disbanded in early 1919.
1980\'S ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS TRACK SUIT TOP C/W EMBROIDERY Classic Argylls Track suit top . These came with a stencilled regimental device to the front and " Argylls " to the back. Troops had these embroidered and this one has that. Cracking bit of PRI purchase kit . Cotton with wool insert at the neck and elasticated bottom. Now rare and very iconic for the period. Size is medium. 23.5” inches under arms to fit 44-46” chest
19TH LOTHIAN & BORDERS HORSE ARMOURED CAR COY BARRACKS SIGN - 1922 Amazing One Off and super rare. Circa 1922 when L & B were changing from horses to armour. This sign is from their barracks frontage. Hand carved wood Royal Crest with brass plaque below with unit designation. Condition is A.1 . and just a super super piece the like of which just never turns up anymore. V.G.C.
1st ABERDEEN RIFLE VOLUNTEERS OFFICER\'S POUCH BELT BADGE. Good example of an officers pouch badge in blackened brass. 3 screw posts to the rear. Retains almost all the original finish. V.G.C.
1ST ABERDEENSHIRE R.V. (33) CAP BADGE Rare badge with beautiful age dark age toning. No rubbing or damage. Die struck brass. Very sharp pronounced detail. St Andrew in relief to centre. Hard to beat this one ! V.G.C.
1ST ABERDEENSHIRE R.V. CAP BADGE - 1860-84 Beautifull age toned example of this scarce badge. Die struck brass which has toned to a lovely coppery colour on the front but retains the original brass finish to the back. Would clean up nicely if desired . Well detailed with no rubbing or damage. ( Bloomer Scottish reg. Badges , no.214 ) V.G.C.
1st ABERDEENSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS ( GORDONS ) GLENGARRY BADGE 1880 - 1884 Lovely badge for ordinary ranks. Sharply struck w/m. Outer seeded strap with script and thistle. Fretted centre. No rubbing or damage. Nice age toning. The back toned with old polish residue. One Look original V.G.C.
1st ABERDEENSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS 1879 BIRMINGHAM HALLMARKED SILVER VICTORIAN OFFICER\'S CROSS BELT BADGE A well detailed H/M silver example. Beautiful sharp detail with no rubbing. Die struck. QVC. 3 fixings present and one missing to rear. Rare V.G.C.
1st ADMIN BATT ABERDEENSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS GLENGARRY BADGE 1860 - 1886. Rare badge. Die struck white metal. Well detailed. North & south lugs. V.G.C.
1ST BTN. SCOTS GUARDS SPORTS MEDAL I'm presuming this is a Sports medal ? SG device to obverse. Back blank. V.G.C.
1ST DUMBARTONSHIRE R.V. ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. ) SCARLET TUNIC Rare tunic to 1st Dumbarton R.V. who later became the 9th Argylls. Scarlet tunic in melton cloth with yellow facings. Dumbarton elephant and howdah collar dogs and Dumbarton buttons. Tunic came with 2 buttons missing I have sourced 2 and they will come with the sale.Embroidered lettering to epaulettes. Small hole to the inside of one cuff and a smal mark to tunic front otherwise very good. Blanket lining. Name of soldier to buyer. White buff leather belt with well detailed Regimental buckle. This is available to the buyer for a further £275. Sale for tunic only the other items are for display .
1ST FIFESHIRE ARTILLERY VICTORIAN - VOLUNTEER HELMET PLATE Cheapest out there ! Nice o/r's HP. QVC . As per Regular HP. but with added " 1st Fifeshire Artillery Volunteers " 3 lugs. Nice toning. No rubbing or damage. Rare. V.G.C.
1ST MIDLOTHIAN COAST VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY HELMET PLATE. Good example of this scarce helmet plate. White metal o/r's. 3 lugs. One lug lost the tip of the loop QVC crown. Age toned as found. Will clean up nicely if desired. Some polishing to the bottom scroll. Worn circa 1878-88. Royal Arms with short scroll below reading, "First" over the gun. Below a long scroll with, 'Midlothian Coast Artillery Vols'. Formed at Leith on the 16th of October 1859 Good example of this scarce helmet plate. White metal o/r's. 3 lugs. QVC crown. Age toned as found . Will clean up nicely if desired. Some polishing to the bottom scroll. Worn circa 1878-88. Royal Arms with short scroll below reading, "First" over the gun. Below a long scroll with, 'Midlothian Coast Artillery Vols'. Formed at Leith on the 16th of October 1859 All 3 lugs are present although one has split at the end. Good example at a great price.
1ST MIDLOTHIAN RIFLE VOLUNTEERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE Scarce die struck bronze retaining all it's finish. 2 screw posts to rear. Worn 1863-85. V.G.C.
1st PATTERN FAIBAIRN SYKES - MINT Rare first pattern Wilkinson Sword made Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife. As nice as they come this one. No damage or shortening. Nice clear etching. This one comes with a 2nd pattern scabbard which was how it was issued. Due to this the price is reduced. You will be hard pressed to find one as clean as this.
1ST PATTERN FAIRBAIRN SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE Good "Been There" combat example of the rare 1st pattern FS Fighting knife. Correct S guard as found only on first patterns. Full length blade, this with good point but has been honed during it's working life. Nickel plated knurled handle with most of the original silver colour absent but otherwise good. Etched panels to both sides nice and clear 1st type scabbard with nickel chape. Top part period removed, leather nice and supple. This one is a good original which did'nt sit out the war and is being offered at half the price of a top condition example. From an English vets house clearance 12 years ago and given to the removal man and bought from his wife by me so new to the market.
1st PATTERN FAIRBAIRN SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE A beautiful example of the most famous and iconic of the Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Fighting Knives. This knife was made in 1940-1941 by Wilkinson Sword of London. The knife has a tapered double edged blade with a square shank ricasso etched with \"The FS Fighting Knife\" on one side and with Wilkinson\'s trademark of crossed swords and \"Wilkinson Sword Co. Ltd., London\" on the other. It has a 2\" wavy \"S\" shaped crossguard and a knurled skittle shaped hilt, It is nickel plated overall. First pattern blades were hand drawn and because of this varied in length - this example has a 6\" unmodified blade. Production figures for this knife are a matter of much debate and range between 500 and 1250, either way it is a rare and desireable knife. The sheath appears not be original to the knife but is an unusual and very high quality pattern made form soft and supple light tan leather in beautiful condition, possibly a replacement for the often damaged flimsy original standard pattern.
1st RENFREW (ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS) SILVER H/M PLAID BROOCH How nice is this ? Officers hallmarked plaid brooch. Celtic quoit with celtic knots Argyll boars head, Sutherland wild cat and scrolls with " Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - 1st Renfrew V.B.". All pieces standing in higher than normal relief and all separately applied and rivetted on. London H/M for 1889. Stout original pin. Beautiful piece and I've left it uncleaned but would clean up a treat if desired
1ST RENFREW V.B. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 1889 LONDON SILVER PLAID BROOCH Beautiful brooch. 5 piece with all parts in high relief. B & P ( Brent & Parker ) marked . H/M's for London 1889. High quality for officer. No rubbing or damage. I could prattle on but the pictures say it all. Excellent condition with no rubbing or damage. Age patina , will clean up nicely if desired.
1st SCOTS GUARDS WW1 CANE Scarce 1st Battalion attributed stick. Light coloured cane shaft. Brass end present. Top with Star of the Order of the Thistle in relief. Scroll below reads "1st BATT SCOTS GUARDS". Some dents ,overall nice and very hard to find Battalion attributed.
1ST TYPE MILITARY OBE MEDAL 1929 - BOXED As nice as they come and contained in it's box of issue. 1st type. Silver hallmarked to the back for 1929 so the recipient would likely have been a Great War vet. Both box and medal in great condition. Box with nice clear gold lettering to lid. All original. V.G.C.
1ST V.B NORFOLK RGT + NORFOLK RGT. ASSOCIATION BADGES 2 nice condition enamel mufti badges relating to the Norfolk Rgt. One with " 1st V.B. Norfolk Reg. Veteran ". Maker mkd. to rear Vaughtons Bhm. the other one is for " The Royal Norfolk Regiment - Association ". This one made by J.R. Gaunt. Both have buttonhole fixings 2 nice examples in the same blue and red enamel on brass and from the same source. Bargain price ! V.G.C.
1ST VOLUNTEER BTN. - LINCOLNSHIRE - VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE Nice w/m, o/r's HP. Nice toning. 3 lugs to back. Scarce. V.G.C.
2 X CHINESE COMMUNIST MEDALS - 1943 & 1947 - HERO AWARD 2 x medals . One says it's the Hero Award ( 1943 ) for the North East Union Army , presumably against the Japanese. The 1947 medal is translated as Hero of the People Award for Guerilla Fighting in the East area.
21ST LANCERS SHOULDER( SKULL ) BRASS BUTTON Hard to find brass shoulder button on it's screw fixing. Skull & crossbones in relief. V.G.C.
22ND DRAGOONS CAP BADGE Near mint example with silvered finish. Nicely detailed. Cast.
23RD RENFREW R.V. POUCH BADGE - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. Extremely rare badge to the 3rd Renfrew R.V. Good condition , uncleaned . Posts to rear. Later a Volunteer Btn. of the A & S.H. V.G.C.
26TH OF FOOT ( CAMERONIANS ) OFFICERS HOME SERVICE HELMET Truly a thing of beauty and originally purchased from the late very reputable dealer Stan Paget. Beautiful condition especially considering it's age and large size 57. Maker mkd. to inside. Original to it officers HP with no extra holes on the helmet. Very rare
2ND ADMIN. BATT. ABERDEENSHIRE R.V. ( GORDONS ) HELMET PLATE Rare o/r's helmet plate. QVC. Good detail . No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
2ND ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. DRUMMERS SWORD - 1856 1856 Pattern sword attributed to the 2nd Vol. btn A & S.H. so still in use after 1881. Brass handle for drummers. Good blade with acid etched maker details. Excellent leather/brass scabbard. Etched to back of top scabbard mount " 7/94 V. 2 A & S.H. - 8" Extremely Rare. V.G.C.
2ND BTN. CAMERONIANS CAP BADGE Very rare numbered cap badge. As per the normal badge but with the addition of a "2" within the strung bugle. W/m or silver plate. V.G.C.
2nd LIFE GUARDS CAP BADGE Good WW2 example with slider. Nice patina and condition.
2ND PATTERN COMMANDO DAGGER Good honest example, straight out the weeds and never been in a collection. Full length blade with good tip and most of the blued finish remaining. Scabbard with nickel chape. Leather good. Top of scabbard has been soldier cut as they did and the elastic has been removed and the leather tabs cut short. " B " and W.D. arrow to cross guard. There may be a number beyond the B but I can't make it out. Others I've had were " B2 ".Nice toned brass handle. It's being sold as it came in but would clean up nicely if required. One look original with no issues
2ND PATTERN ETCHED FAIBAIRN SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE Nice 2nd pattern Wilkinson Sword Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife. No damage or shortening. Nice clear etching to both sides as per the 1st pattern. Also stamped "PP" to pommel. Retains most of it's blackened finish.Top elastic removed from scabbard but otherwise very good with sew on tags and good supple leather and blackened brass chape. This is a very good example of a now scarce dagger which fetches a lot more than this elsewhere. Grab a bargain !
2ND PATTERN FAIRBAIRN SYKES COMMANDO FIGHTING KNIFE - ETCHED PANELS Good example of this very rare and iconic Fighting knife from WW2. Brass handle. Etched panels to both sides of the ricasso. Nice clean full length blade.Good point. No scabbard. V.G.C.
2ND PATTERN GERMAN E BOAT BADGE - SCOTTISH COMMANDO BRING BACK The last from a tin of awards brought back by a Scottish Marine Commando. The tin containing approx. 30 badges was bought from his widow and this is the last one which I had planned on keeping. Our man had " Liberated this and the other items from some military shop or stores as there were 3 's and 4's of everything but all Kreigsmarine. I ran all items up on the forums and it was a 100% thumbs up. This is a mid war zinc example, unissued and with some loss of finish as you find on zinc examples as the zinc seems to soak up the gilding. Maker mkd. to rear " FEK W.E.PEEKHAUS BERLIN AUSF. SCHWERIN BERLIN 68 ". Really nice example with coke bottle pin and still with uniform retaining hook. Name of soldier to buyer.
2ND V.B. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS.LONG SERVICE/ VOLUNTEER MEDAL & MORE Volunteer medal to a Sergeant in the 2nd Volunteer Btn.A & S.H. Rare " Fidelity " bar to top. Original green ribbon. Edward 7th . C/w his shooting medal for 2nd V.B. County shooting competition where he has bars for 1890 consecutively to 1903 and one for 1906. Bars mounted on the original ribbon with long pin back.Named round the edge to him as is the Volunteer award. Rare set from my personal collection as are all the new Argylls listings. Time to let someone else enjoy them. V.G.C.
3 WW1 BRITISH - EMBROIDERED POST CARDS Really nice examples. Colours bright , like the day they were made on 2 of them. One has a small card inside. None written on. V.G.C.
3 X SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR -1914-19 GORDONS, KOSB & ROYAL SCOTS 3 nice condition hard back copies for these three fine Scottish Regiments. Good price , V.G.C.
36th ULSTER Y.C.V CAP BADGE Good example of an o/r's badge to the Young Citizens Volunteer Btn.(14th Irish Rifles). Although polished by the previous owner this is a genuine badge which can be borne out by on line research. The Young Citizen Volunteers of Ireland continued to wear this badge after becoming 14th Btn. R.I.R. in 1914. Disbanded 1918 Detail is good and correct with no rubbing. Red hand of Ulster on a shamrock surmounted by the Kings Crown. Rare
36th Ulster Y.C.V. OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An exceedingly rare cap badge which was "Badge of the Year"a few years ago at Britains top military auctioneers, making the most money of any British cap badge that year. 2 piece bronze. Flat back. Blades good. On it's original green felt backing patch. Almost all finish remaining. Excellent condition and one of only a handful known to exist.
3RD (RENFREW) ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PIPERS PLAID BROOCH Nice Volunteer Btn. pipers plaid brooch. Nickel silver. Good detail. Original correct overlong pin and hook. Based in Greenock. A contingent saw service in the Boer War. Rare V.G.C.
3RD CARABINEERS CAP BADGE Good early example. Slider. Solder holes. Well detailed.
3RD CARABINIERS CAP BADGE Good example on slider. Well detailed, die struck. Age toned. V.G.C.
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3RD REICH 1935 1.MÄRZ SAAR DAY BADGE A striking 2-piece tinny. Clear detail with nice age toning. Scarce.
3RD REICH DRA SPORTS BADGE BRONZE GRADE Nice example of this 1913-34 award. Good detail. Maker marked to rear.
3RD REICH GERMAN 1935 SUD HANOVER BRAUNSCHWEIG DAY BADGE Nice age toned and uncleaned Regional ( Gau ) badge. Raised detail with swas and Horse of Hanover. Large size. Scarce . V.G.C.
3RD REICH GERMAN WOMENS LABOR SERVICE BADGE Deutscher Frauenarbeitsdienst Arbeitsmaid badge. Pre 1938 version. Silver grade with some finish remaining. Numbered to the back. Rare. V.G.C.
3RD REICH KREIGSMARINE - HARBOUR PILOTS FLAG Scarce flag and a direct vets family purchase. Brought back from WW2 by Royal Scots vet and sold to me by his nephews daughter. Some service wear, fraying to the leading edge . Measures158 X 93 cm approx. Linen. " Been There " and did'nt sit out the war.
3RD V.B. - H.L.I (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) 1903 SILVER SHOOTING MEDAL 1896 Birmingham silver. Reg. marked . Nicely inscribed . Obverse with silver / rose gold shield on a ornate silver ckplate with suspension ring for watch chain or similar. This flanked by a rifle each side. V.G.C.
3rd VOLUNTEER BTN. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. PLAID BROOCH Nice heavy nickel silver Victorian plaid brooch. Domed back. All original. Stout pin. As per Regular Btn. brooch but with added scroll . 3rd is one of the scarcer ones. V.G.C.
4 / 5TH SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE Nice white metal die struck example. Sutherland wildcat to centre with motto "Sans Peur" (without fear) on seeded ground. No rubbing or damage with very nice sharo detail. V.G.C.
4 BAR QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL - ARGYLL& SUTHERLAND HLDRS. A Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 4 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902, awarded to, 8741 Private S. Mc Gregor Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who saw service during the Boer War on operations in the Cape. Number ties it to a Volunteer soldier so possibly 3rd/ 4th Btn ? C/w original ribbon
4/5TH ROYAL SCOTS OFFICERS CAP BADGE Very nice example in silver in gilt. Correctly mkd. to the back for Marshall and Aitken and with a serial number. Pin back. Green enamel behind centre. dark age patina, uncleaned as it came to me with the cross belt badge also listed and a lapel badge .
42ND BLACK WATCH - 1933 SHOOTING MEDAL Nice piece with a Black Watch device with to the centre " 42 " and recipients name. To the obverse a raised image of a Vickers gun. V.G.C.
42ND BLACK WATCH SGTS BADGE - KINGS CROWN - WW2 Extremely rare badge. Worn by sergeants only in WW2. As per the officers/ Snco's badge but with " 42 " rather than st. Andrew to the centre. Condition is very good. One period replacement lead soldered lug. This reflected in the price.
42ND HLDRS. - BLACK WATCH SERGEANTS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE Very nice example. 4 piece. Some light polishing to high points. Die struck star and burnished Victorian crown over Nemo Me Impune strap. Silver " 42" to centre Very striking
43 COMMANDO CUFF LINKS - FLEET PROTECTION GROUP Good piece of modern Commando ephemera. Mint in their issue box. Nicely made. FS fighting knife flanked by 4 & 3. Modern but virtually unobtainable outside the unit and priced lower than they soldiers can buy them for. Tasked with protecting Faslane. Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines. The Comacchio Group RM was renamed Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines in March 2001, and was restructured into its current organisation.16 The Group also moved from RM Condor in Arbroath Angus (where it was co-located with 45 Commando) to HM Naval Base Clyde, which is situated near Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute. In 2012, FPGRM formally adopted the name 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines.
4TH / 5TH ROYAL SCOTS - OFFICERS CROSS BELT BADGE - MARSHALL & AITKEN Beautiful rare piece in unmarked silver. I've left this uncleaned with it's age patina but will clean up nicely if desired. No rubbing or damage. Green enamel behind central thistle. 2 screw posts to rear c/w original voided nut fasteners. Marshall & Aitken Edinburgh and Registation number to back. Scratched to the back is what looks like Roman Numerals " LVX " ? large size just under 3 inches approx.
4TH BLACK WATCH CAP BADGE Good o/r's cap badge with nice unrubbed detail. W/M.
4TH BLACK WATCH COLLAR DOG PAIR Nice pair of Victorian collars. Very sharply struck with great detail. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
4TH DONSIDE - GORDON HIGHLANDERS SAND CAST BADGE - GREAT PRICE Cheapest out there ! Good classic example in nickel silver. Cock O the North to centre. Circlet with " 4th Donside Hlnd. VOL . Bn. GORDON HIGHrs. - Watch Detail is good. No rubbing. Nicely shaped to bonnet. Uncleaned with nice age patina. V.G.C.
4TH DONSIDE (GORDON HIGHLANDERS) CAST SILVER BADGE Cast unmarked silver possibly for an officer. Flat brass loops as is fairly common on these badges. Slight polishing to the wing and tail of the Cock of the North. Substantial badge.
4TH DONSIDE HIGHLAND VOLUNTEER BTN. (GORDON HLDRS.) CAP BADGE Good cast brass example. Slight polishing to the high points. Flat lugs. V.G.C.
4TH DONSIDE HIGHLAND VOLUNTEER BTN. (GORDON HLDRS.) CAP BADGE Cock O the North cap badge. Looks like cast then silver plated with nice dark age toning. Wire loop type lugs. Nicely detailed on this one. V.G.C.
4TH DONSIDE HIGHLAND VOLUNTEER BTN. (GORDON HLDRS.) SILVER CAP BADGE Good officers example in unmarked cast silver. Slight polishing to the Cock of the North's wing. Flat lugs. V.G.C.
4TH DONSIDE VOLUNTEERS - GORDON HIGHLANDERS SAND CAST BADGE Sand cast cap badge. Cock O the North to centre. Uncleaned. Sharper than usual detail on this one. V.G.C.
4TH V.B. ARGYLL& SUTHERLAND HLDRS. TERRITORIAL OFFICERS WAIST BELT PLATE Very rare buckle in near mint condition. As per Territorial standard officers but the with the addition of a scroll to the bottom with " 4TH VOLUNTEER BATT. ". Only ever had two of these in 40 years of collecting so I'm thinning out my collection and letting this one go.
4TH V.B. CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) CAP BADGE Extremely rare badge and the real deal, not ebay fake. Well struck in w/m with sharp die struck detail. As per Regular badge but with "4 V“ between the thistle tops. V.G.C.
4TH/ 7TH ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE Early lugged as opposed to slider example. W/M . Well detailed
4TH/ 7TH WHITE SHOULDER TITLE White metal. Cast Scarce. V.G.C.
51ST HIGHLAND ( DIVISION ) VOLUNTEERS BANDMANS DRAPE Rare bandsmans drape for his music stand. Velvet in Regimental colours with embroidered Regimental " Crucified Moose " badge. Gold fringed. Black cotton backed. Vintage top quality example. V.G.C.
51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION 8TH ARMY DESERT SHOULDER INSIGNIA - ARGYLLS/BLACK WATCH A cracker straight out the house in Raploch Stirling from the grandson. Shoulder slip over . Sun bleached and dirty. HD and a piece of Regimental tartan. Worn by both Black Watch and Argylls. Very rare
51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION FEATHER OFFICERS CAP BADGE Good example of the officers / Snco's version of the " Crucified Moose " This one from the Aden period, name of Argylls officer who wore it to the buyer. Extra long lugs, one has been period re affixed. Reflected in price. V.G.C..
51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION GLENGARRY BADGE O/r's " Crucified Moose ". Good condition. 3 lugs. Circa 1980's. scarce V.G.C.
51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION OFFICERS BONNET BADGE In unissued condition and retaining the silver wash on the stag which normally polishes off very quickly. Silver frosted finish. As new. Rare like this. Mint
51st HIGHLAND DIVISION OFFICERS CAP BADGE Nice 2 piece silvered "Crucified Moose". Silvered with nice frosted silver stags head in relief. 4 bolts to secure the stag over the Saltyre. 3 lugs. Worn by officers and SNCO's. Good earlier substantial one. V.G.C.
51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION OFFICERS/SNCO\'S CAP BADGE Nice example of the " Crucified Moose " cap badge for officers and senior ranks. Deers head in relief. Retains a good percentage of silver frosting. 4 bolt , 2 piece construction. 3 lugs. Uncleaned but will come up a treat if desired. No rubbing or damage. Now scarce. V.G.C.
5TH BTN. CAMERONIAN CHARLES G. TAYLOR LETTER BOX & DINNER MENU Sgt. Charles Taylor. WW1 vet. Served with 5th Cameronians. Was also a piper with them. Front door brass letter box and 1919 Reunion dinner menu and list of all attending members from the different companies.Rare interesting piece of ephemera.
5TH BTN. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS COLONEL'S BADGE The rarest of the Feather cap badges. 4 feathers for Colonel or C.O. Of the pattern locally made in Beauly and the like. Silver plated nickel . Some finish loss and polishing to high points. You are unlikely to find another of these.
5TH DRAGOONS - SGT\'S SLEEVE BADGE Unmarked silver sgt's sleeve badge. Similar to Scots Greys back badge but with ribs showing . Approx 3 inches by 1 and 3 quarters. Great condition, no rubbing or damage. Scarce
5TH GURKHAS CHROMED CAP BADGE Striking sand cast example. Heavy chrome finish. Officers quality. Well detailed. V.G.C.
5TH ROYAL IRISH POST '52 OFFICERS TUNIC BUTTON Rare button retaining it's gilded finish. Well detailed. Gaunt maker mkd. V.G.C.
5TH ROYAL SCOTS - OFFICERS CAP BADGE - MARSHALL AITKEN Beautiful and scarce badge. Marshall & Aitken Edinburgh and Registration number to back as it should have.
5TH ROYAL SCOTS - PRE 1902 OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR Rare collar in cast brass. Victorian crown. V.G.C.
5th ROYAL SCOTS CAP BADGE Nice die struck o/r's example. Age toned. No rubbing or damage. Old polish residue to back. V.G.C.
5th ROYAL SCOTS CAP BADGE Good die struck o/r's example. Nice sharp details. 2 lugs to rear. One slightly bent. Lowest price out there for a real one.
5TH ROYAL SCOTS PRE 1902 OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE Very rare. Officers collar badge to the 5th RS. Same design as the cap badge. Only one I've ever had , cap badges are fairly common but not collars. V.G.C.
5TH V.B. H.L.I. ( GLASGOW HLDRS. )( HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) - PIPERS PLAID BROOCH Real rarity here. Circa 1881. Heavy cast nickel silver in a style similar to the Black Watch to who they were affiliated.. Stamped to the back " 5th V.B. - H.L.I. ". Original hook, hinge and needle pin which is slightly over long which is correct for the period. Age toning with no rubbing or damage. Pipers. V.G.C.
5TH V.B. H.L.I. GLASGOW HLDRS. CAP BADGE Scarce Victorian cap badge. Nicely toned w/m. As per Black Watch pattern but with 5TH V.B. - H.L.I. scrolls. V.G.C.
5TH VOL. BTN. ROYAL SCOTS CAP BADGE Superb looking example with solid domed out centre. No rubbing or damage. Beautiful age toning. V.G.C.
5TH VOLUNTEER BTN ( LEITH ) ROYAL SCOTS CAP BADGE Super example of this rare badge. Non voided centre which has been domed out. Lovely age patina. No rubbing or dmage. Slightly thicker than usual white metal. Old polish residue to back. V.G.C.
6TH LANARKSHIRE BTN. -CAMERONIANS WW1 DRUM Very rare side drum to the 6th ( Territorial Btn. ) Scottish Rifles. Marked up inside to Potters of Aldershot who until the introduction of transfers still hand painted all the army drums. This is exceedingly well painted with the Battle Honours up to 1918 done in gold over Rifle Green. Very well done Regimental device to centre. Blackened tension and drag ropes which is correct for a rifle regiment. Vellum heads. Sling hook in the wrong place and bottom snare strainer absent at one side. As rare as they get.
71ST HIGHLANDERS (H.L.I.) EDINBURGH HALLMARKED SILVER CROSS BELT BADGE Rare pipers cross belt badge for the Highland Light Infantry Nicely mkd. up on the back "Regimental Property - 1st HLI ". I've come across this before with genuine HLI pipers pieces. No rubbing or damage. Heavy cast silver . Screw posts. Measures 2 and a half inches. Silver Edinburgh hallmarks with “W” for 1927.
71ST OF FOOT - HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY - SILVER H/M WBP Rare officers or pipers belt buckle in excellent condition. Hand etched back plate with bugle and 71 in high relief. Clipped edge. Hand made from sheet silver. The back profusely mkd. with "Regimental Property - 1st HLI," Also "Wilson & Sharp Edinburgh" ( jeweller ) and with the Kirkwoods of Edinburgh thistle logo. Kirkwoods in my opinion were by far the best of the Edinburgh silversmiths from that period. Edinburgh silver hallmarks for 1923. As the pipe band was still wearing 71st marked kit I think this most certainly a pipers buckle.
72ND DUKE OF ALBANYS OWN HIGHLANDERS VICTORIAN BONNET BADGE Good original example from the estate of Col. J.Davies Q.O.H..Gilt remaining to rear but gone from the front. Crisp die struck example with Q.V.C. crown. 72 in relief on bee hive. Loops at the back present but bent. Circa 1860. Rare
72ND OF FOOT (1ST SEAFORTH HDLRS. ) - PIPERS SILVER PLAID BROOCH - KIRKWOODS Beautiful pipers brooch by in my opinion, the best maker of the day. Kirkwoods , unlike Anderson and other military outfitters produced their own badges and brooches. This one is a bit special . Unmarked silver. Beautifully hand etched detail to the front with black highlights, most don't have this. The back is very impressive with etched " Pipers - 1st Seaforth Highlanders - 10 ( brooch number ). It also has Kirkwoods trademark thistle and a jewellers tablet with name and address. The piper has scratched his initials just below the centre. Original stout pin and hook. V.G.C.
72ND SEAFORTH HLDRS. PIPERS PLAID BROOCH -INDIAN MUTINY - UNIQUE NAME Good original and attributable 72nd (Seaforths). pipers plaid brooch. Good deep hand etched detail. nice and clear as often this is indistinct due to polishing. Nickel silver. Original off set stout pin. Pipers name " CAMPBELL" scratched to rear. Records show only one Campbell as a piper , first name Colin ,Army No. 3880. Enlisted 1854, Discharged 1865. Awarded the Indian Mutiny medal. Scarce
73RD OF FOOT (BLACK WATCH) OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE Rare SBP to the 73rd. Silver Waterloo and Bangalore scrolls and numerals. The small Bangalore may have had a blue enamel ground, now absent.QVC in high relief. Back with correct hook and stud arrangement and surprisingly still has it's red Morocco leather backing.To find a plate still with this is rare. Original gilt finish to plate with some finish loss. The 73rd Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1780. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 42nd Regiment of Foot to form the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) in 1881.
73RD OF FOOT (BLACK WATCH) VICTORIAN BRONZE LARGE TUNIC BUTTON Rare large size tunic button in a bronze finish. Raised detail of 73 with thistle and rose spray surmounted by QVC crown. Jennens maker mkd. V.G.C.
74TH HIGHLANDERS (H.L.I.) GLENGARRY BADGE - 1874/1881 Rare glengarry badge, circa 1874 to 1881. K & K 539. White metal version. Dark age toning to back. Original lugs. These a bit bent. V.G.C.
74TH HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS SHAKO PLATE BADGE - 1869/1878 Rare plate. Die struck in either unmarked silver or heavy silver plate. This is a very well struck badge with no rubbing or damage. The 74 stands in high relief. KK 178. Worn on the last shako. 2 lugs to rear. V.G.C.
75TH REGIMENT OF FOOT - THE STIRLINGSHIRE REGT. (GORDONS) BELL TOP SHAKO OFFICERS BADGE Extremely rare badge circa 1840. Not even in K & K this one. Circa 1840 for wear on the bell top shako. Beautiful piece , the only issue being the original loop fixings are absent from the back although it's easy to see where they've been. Die struck gilded brass star with silver star mounted in relief. On top of that in separately applied pieces are the Battle Honours , India and Seringapatam and in Roman numerals " LXXV " (75).Also a beautiful gilded tiger. This is a piece I personally have never encountered before and don't expect to see another and therefore it's priced to reflect the rarity.. Replacing the loops if so desired is an easy fix. Astounding piece !!
78TH (ROSS-SHIRE BUFFS) SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS BADGE Very nice clean example. Sharp detail. No rubbing or damage. Scarce. V.G.C.
78th HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH Lovely untouched example just bought back from a customer. Silver parts on brass quoit. No rubbing or damage. Correct overlong vertical pin. Rare
78TH OF FOOT - ROSS SHIRE BUFFS ( SEAFORTH HLDRS. ) CAP BADGE Pre 1868 large pattern in heavy die stamped brass example. No rubbing or damage. Age patina and some verdigris on the badge. Sharp detail. Retains it's gilt finish. V.G.C.
79TH - QUEENS OWN CAMERON HLDRS. BRASS / ENAMEL BADGE - GAUNT Lovely thing and of the high quality one associates with J.R.GAUNT. Fretted centre with " 79 ".Original robust pin and hook. Blue enamel undamaged. V.G.C.
79th OF FOOT (CAMERON HLDRS) VICTORIAN SHOULDER BELT PLATE BELT PLATE Can't start to describe this beauty. Thistle wreath in high profile with Roman Numerals for 79. Surmounted by a Victorian crown. Seeded gilt back plate. Good original hooks and studs to rear. Lovely and very rare.
79TH QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS WW1 ENAMEL BAD... Brass and enamel lapel badge. Lovely thing and ...
7TH ( STIRLING ) - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SHOOTING FOB Nice silver shooting prize fob to a Sgt with the 7th . 1923 so will have been a Great War vet. Crossed rifles to top. Won by Sgt. Forrest - 7th A & SH and dtd. 1923. Dark uncleaned age patina. Will come up a treat if desired. V.G.C.
7TH ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - OFFICERS 1887 EDINBURGH SILVER H/M CAP BADGE Extremely rare, only the 2nd time I've ever seen one of these. Beautifully made, most likely by Ebbutts. Marshall of Edinburgh jewellers tablet to back. 7th VolunteerBtn, scroll to bottom. Condition is excellent and beautifully fretted. Edinburgh silver hallmarked for 1887.
7th ARGYLLS SILVER H/M OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH - MARSHALL Beautiful and very rare. Edinburgh silver with hall marks for 1887.Raised Jewellers tablet with " MARSHALL & SONS 87 GEORGE ST. EDINBURGH " As per Regular Battalion but with added scroll with " VII VOLUNTEER BATTN". Correct over long pin for period. Excellent condition
7th ARGYLLS WW1 RAW EDGE BRODIE c/w COVER - ATTRIBUTED Awesome helmet ! This ticks all the boxes. One of the first helmets with the light green paint. 1st type oil cloth tongue liner with again, 1st type buckle chinstrap. The original to helmet sacking cover is named to Alan Bain as is the helmet. Both helmet and cover have 4 horizontal blue stripes, this being for 7th Argylls. Expensive but if you want the kind of helmet that is rarely available , dig deep.
7th CAMERONIANS VICTORIAN OFFICERS SHAKO - NAMED & WITH TIN Good example with no moth or damage to body. Red silk lining, complete but with some tears. Good leather sweat band with officers name and 7th S.R.. Leather chin strap good.Approx size 55. Good cap lines. Plume absent. Contained in it's Japanned tin with makers tablet to lid " LANDON, MORLAND AND LANDON - 7 NEW BURLINGTON ST. REGENT ST. LONDON" V.G.C.
7TH CONVERTED TO 1ST BATT. ROYAL HIGHLANDERS SHOULDER TITLE WW1 shoulder title with the legs of the " T " officially clipped to form " 1 " for a soldier who has moved from a Territorial Btn. to the 1st Btn. I've had these before and also to different Regiments , i.e. Cameronians. 3 lugs. Good condition. Scarce
7TH V.B - A & S.H. - DOLLAR ACADEMY ( INSTITUTE) - CADET CORPS OFFICERS SILVER CAP BADGE Extremely rare officers example in unmarked cast silver. DA were administered by the 7th Argylls. Very fine detail. Dollar Academy ( Institution ) circa 1908 . I've occasionally had the w/m o/r's version but never an officers one. Dark age patina but will come up wonderfully with a silver cloth if desired. No rubbing or damage. Silver lugs . V.G.C.
7TH V.B. ROYAL SCOTS CAP BADGE Great condition. Die struck w/m. V.G.C. Scarce
7TH V.B. ROYAL SCOTS CAP BADGE - 1898 - 1908 Good example. No rubbing or damage. From old Royal Scots collection. Scroll reads , " 7th V.B. The Royal Scots ". Die struck. V.G.C.
7TH V.B. ROYAL SCOTS COLLAR DOG - RARE Super rare 7th V.B. Royal Scots collar badge. W/M. Nicely struck. Scroll with " 7th V.B. The Royal Scots ". Only one I've ever had. V.G.C.
7TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION, THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT), O/R\'S GLENGARRY BADGE C.1903-1908 Rare cap badge. Age toned. 5th & 6th turn up but this is earlier. Circa 1903 to 1908 only. Die struck. Nice domed centre.
8TH INFANTRY DIVISION PATCH PAIR - REMOVED FROM UNIFORM- ATTRIBUTED Very good used condition. Removed from the uniform.
8TH ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS / 5TH LANCERS SGTS SLEEVE BADGE A thing of beauty ! Excellent detail. Die struck. North/ south lugs. Unfretted harp. Worn by 8th King's Royal Irish & 5th Lancers VGC
8TH ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS / 5TH LANCERS SGTS. SLEEVE BADGE A thing of beauty ! Excellent detail. Die struck. North/ south lugs. Unfretted harp. Worn by 8th King's Royal Irish & 5th Lancers VGC.
91ST - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - OFFICERS SILVER PLAID BROOCH - MARSHALL Truly a thing of Beauty ! Extremely rare 91st of Foot officers silver plaid brooch. Hand etched thistle pattern and lettering with Battle Honours and XCI - ARGYLLSHIRE. Large Cairngorm to centre. The back with original stout pin and makers Trade Mark and " Marshall & Sons - 87 George St. Edinr. ". Probably the nicest plaid brooch I've ever owned and early 91st items are few and far between. Price is not for the faint hearted but is a top shelf item you are unlikely to find for sale anywhere.
91ST “XCI” ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS LARGE FLAT TUNIC BUTTON Nicely toned brass button. Raised lettering. Maker marked Brook & Son Edinburgh to rear. Rare
91ST 93RD ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS ENAMEL BADGE Rare enamel badge in great condition.
91ST ARGYLLSHIRE HLDRS. OFFICERS GLENGARRY BADGE- 1872 - 1881 Rare badge. 5 piece construction. Unmarked silver. Star of the Order of the Thistle with gilt crown, cypher and Boars head. Oval with " XCI - Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders " Original sale ticket and auction catalogue from 2001 comes with the sale. Beautiful piece.
91ST HIGHLANDERS - (1ST BTN. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) MEDAL Not sure what this medal is for. Mkd. to the back , " L.A.C. XCI HIGHLANDRS ". I'm presuming this is from the period around WW2 when the 1st A & S.H. still referred to themselves as the 91st. Raised Argylls device to front and with it's original coloured ribbon. V.G.C.
91ST HIGHLANDERS - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND - PIPERS PLAID BROOCH - KIRKWOODS 91st marked to rear. Likely dating from around late 1800's when although the 91st and 93rd had amalgamated to form the A & S.H. they still referred to themselves as the 91st and 93rd. Nickel silver plaid brooch with early pin and hook. The pin has a very elaborate brass part which the pin is braised on to. Was this how they made them early on or a very skilful repair ? Kirkwood of Edinburgh stamped. To the top " 10 - 91st P.F. ". Also has soldiers details scratched into it. Knock to lower left and polishing to th high spots. This brooch was well used but I would rather have this one than one that sat in the stores. Marked brooches are rare .
91ST HIGHLANDERS - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS SPORRAN CANTLE Scarce officers cantle from a badger head sporran Pierced XCI with old red fabric behind to make it stand out. Red backing was commonplace with the Argylls, more usually found on badges. Long bolts to back. Vintage unknown but as the 1st Btn. still referred to themselves as the 91st after they became Argylls, it's possible it's as late as WW1, possibly quite a bit earlier. Rare. V.G.C.
91ST HIGHLANDERS ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS.) PIPE BANNER Beautiful and extremely rare 91st of Foot, Argyllshire Hldrs. pipers banner. Large bullion Regimental device to centre. To the reverse, yellow silk with beautifuly embroideredBoars head and motto, this partially done in bullion wire. Small tear to the silk below the Boars Head. The obverse in Regimental tartan. Nicely fringed and still with it's drone ties. V.G.C.
91st HIGHLANDERS ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) OFFICERS REGENCY SHAKO BADGE A very rare 91st Argyllshire Regt. of Foot Georgian Officer's Regency pattern shako plate in un marked silver. The Regency shako was in use from 1816 to 1829. This is a beautiful example in near mint condition and just purchased from an old collection, more items from which I will be listing soon. Domed silver ball shaped back plate with "PENINSULA - XCI (91st) - ARGYLLSHIRE". Beautiful !!
91st HIGHLANDERS (ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) SERGEANTS PLAID BROOCH Very rare item. Hand etched with "XCI" and thistles. To the rear " SGT 24". Stamped Marshall & sons ? George Street Edinburgh. Original stout oversize pin. Not cheap but try finding another
91ST HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND CAP BADGE
91ST HLDRS ( 1ST A & S.H. ) PIPERS BANNER - 1860 Extremely rare pipers banner circa 1860. To one side, 91st device in bullion, small loss to outer circle. silk good. To the reverse, original 91st tartan ( Campbell of Cawdor ) used before they adopted the Government No.2. Drone ties present. Fantastic condition for age and the only one I've ever encountered with that tartan.
91ST HLDRS ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND ) XCI REGENCY SHAKO CAP BADGE Another from a recently purchased Argyll collection. Circa 1815 to 1829. 5 piece construction. Age toned. Old polish residue. Burnished copper with silver scrolls and XCI. May have originally have been black as the rear finish is such. All fixing pins present and with north and south lugs. O/r's example, exactly the same in detail as the silver version with the exact same thin round pins for attaching the silver parts. Large QVC separately applied. Extremely rare. V.G.C. International shipping is high due to the value of the item can only be shipped with the courier.
91ST HLDRS OFFICERS SHAKO BADGE Exceedingly rare badge as worn on the shako. Officer pattern, gilded with inlaid blue enamel.Silver numerals. Slight damage to the bottom of the enamel , otherwise A.1.
91ST HLDRS. ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) OFFICERS BADGE Rare and beautiful. Unmarked silver and gilt. Circa 1864. For wear on the glengarry. Original sale particulars come with this badge.
91st HLDRS. ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) OFFICERS SHAKO BADGE Exceedingly rare officers example as per K & K 178 A. For wear on the last shako so circa 1869 to 1878 only. Silver numerals on mesh backing. Blue enamel to strap with " ARGYLLSHIRE HIGHLANDERS". Some enamel loss. Retains it's gilding. 2 lugs to rear.
91ST OF FOOT (ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) SHAKO BADGE An exceedingly rare badge unless you want a copy. The real deal ! Brass Star of the Thistle. Ne Me Impune motto on circlet with "91" within. Behind the numerals correct fine wire mesh. No rubbing . Nice badge. 10 years since I last had one of these for sale. V.G.C.
91ST OF FOOT ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS WAIST BELT PLATE Exceedingly rare and from a large old collection just in. 4 piece Regimental device in silver on brass backplate. V.G.C.
91ST/93RD ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BANDSMAN\'S DRAPE Simply beautiful. Circa 1949 when the Battalion was stationed in Hong Kong. Chinese silk back cloth with beautiful hand stitched green silk thread embroidery in relief. This is the only one I've seen of these as no doubt when back in the UK they would have been issued the traditional type and also being silk they would not have survived for long.. Hong Kong tailors details to back. Formerly the property of the late Major Alistair " Dinky" Howman MBE. V.G.C.
92ND (SEAFORTH HLDRS.)- INDIAN MUTINY - PIPERS PLAID BROOCH - NAMED Very early and attributable pipers plaid brooch in nickel silver. Nice deep hand etched details to front and not polished off as is often the case with these brooches. Old style pin and hinge. I've never encountered an example as early as this, circa 1850's. Unique name to the 72nd, "Campbell" scratched to the back. The only Campbell is confirmed as a Battalion piper and as having fought in the Indian Mutiny Records show only one Campbell as a 72nd piper , first name Colin ,Army No. 3880. Enlisted 1854, Discharged 1865. Awarded the Indian Mutiny medal. Rare V.G.C.
92ND OF FOOT (GORDON HIGHLANDERS) VICTORIAN BRASS SPORRAN BADGE Early rare 92nd sporran badge. Solid sheet brass. Sphinx, 92nd and 2 thistle sprays , all in relief. Stout brass lugs to the back. Grear condition with no damage.
92ND OF FOOT (GORDON HIGHLANDERS) VICTORIAN PIPERS CAP BADGE Nice toned example of a 92nd pipers badge . Very sharp detailed die struck with very precise fretting..Silvered metal. Left as it came to me but will clean up nicely if desired. Circa 1868 - 81. Rare V.G.C.
93RD ( SUTHERLAND ) HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS DIRK BELT PLATE Beautiful example of this rare belt buckle in unmarked silver and gilt. No rubbing or damage. Finely detailed. Centre with 93 and thistle surmounted by a QVC crown , all in relief. Outer strap with Sutherland Highlanders. V.G.C.
93RD HIGHLANDERS - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND TUNIC - 1869 Extremely rare o/r's tunic to the 93rd ( Argyllshire Highlanders ) in madder or" brick" red. In use from when the 93rd returned from India until 1871 when scarlet was introduced. Soft melton cloth .Gauntlet cuffs. All hand stitched. Embroidered "93" to shoulders. Blanket lining. Large size for the period. Full complement of it's original " 93 " maker mkd. buttons brass buttons. No moth. Large size for the period. Lovely condition . I don't believe there is another of these for sale anywhere especially in this condition.A steal at this price !!
93RD HIGHLANDERS (A & S.H.) OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE - FRASERS EDINBURGH Superb early officers SBP made by Forsyths of Edinburgh. Single Battle Honour so very rare as the ones that occasionally turn up tend to be later with the Balaklava scroll as well. Private purchase. Nice etched border with thistle at each corner. V.G.C.
93RD HIGHLANDERS (ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) BRASS CAST BADGE One scroll.
93RD HIGHLANDERS (ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) VICTORIAN PIPE BANNER Beautiful piece from my own collection. Pipers banner circa 1860. The embroidery , wire work and beading on this is outstanding and in super condition. Some old moth holes to the tartan back cloth otherwise V.G.C. Extremely rare, you will not find another for sale.
93rd HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS FEATHER BONNET BADGE Very rare example. As the o/r's badge but in die struck silver with seperately fixed "93" centre piece. Mint
93rd HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS FEATHER BONNET BADGE 1837 Very rare officers feather bonnet badge circa 1830\'s to mid 1840\'s so very rare badge. Condition very good and has been converted at the back to a belt buckle, possibly detracts a bit but this is a very rare item priced down because of the alteration. Try finding another.
93RD HIGHLANDERS WAIST BELT PLATE A pre 1881 WBP to the 93rd Argyllshire Highlanders (later 2nd BTN A & S.H.). Nice detail. Brass belt plate mounted with regimental device of XCIII (93rd) to centre with strap \"Sutherland Highlanders \" with St. Andrew to bottom. All inside thistle spray surmounted by Queen Victoria crown. Rare. VGC
93rd HLDRS ( A & S.H.) OFFICERS PRE TERRITORIAL GLENGARRY BADGE Very rare cap badge in unmarked silver circa 1874 to 1881. Lovely sharp detail and period converted from lugs to stout old style pin and hook. This of a similar shape to the Argylls badge. V.G.C.
93RD HLDRS ( A & S.H.) OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE Excellent example of this very rare S.B.P. Silver furniture on brass backing plate. Hooks and studs to rear good. "One Look" 100% original. I'll let the pictures do the talking
93RD HLDRS (ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS.) OFFICERS SILVER PLAID BROOCH Beautiful example in unmarked silver. This is the larger size one. Domed back, hollow construction. Quoit with very sharp detailed thistle spray to outer part, this in high relief. Strap with Sutherland Highlanders and inner ring of thistles. Nicely named to the named " D. E ." ? The 2nd letter is in old style script and may possibly be L. Original stout pin and catch. No rubbing or damage and of particularly good quality.
93rd HLDRS. ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND ) - OFFICERS CAST SILVER 2 SCROLL CAP BADGE Cast unmarked silver officers cap badge. Silver lugs. 2 scrolls ,Cape of Good Hope and Balaklava. Rare V.G.C.
93rd HLDRS. ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND ) SMALL SIZE TUNIC BUTTON This a smaller size and a lot scarcer than than the standard size. Possibly from the white shell jacket? Maker mkd. to rear. V.G.C.
93RD HLDRS. ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS , OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH Exceptional example in hollow unmarked silver. This is the large size one. Domed back. Correct stout overlong pin. Thistle design in relief to the outside. Very slight polishing. V.G.C. Rare.
93RD HLDRS. ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. ) SILVER OFFICERS BADGE Rare Crimea period officers badge ( KK566). Die struck from sheet silver. 2 piece construction with a solid centre and separately applied silver " 93 ". Circa 1837 / 1856 . Back tarnished, One Look original.
93RD HLDRS. (ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) - OFFICERS P/M REGIMENTAL DIRK Beautiful and extremey rare all original officers dirk. Mounts all in unmarked silver. Acid etched blade with " 93rd Sutherland Highlanders " and Battle Honours, "Cape of Good Hope, Alma,Balaklava, Sevastopol, Lucknow." Marked for Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall, London. Clipped back blade with good point, some areas of darkening . Acid etching nice and clear. Matching stones to all 3 pieces. Sprung triggers on knife and fork both good. No old breaks or damage. Nice tight fit between dirk and scabbard . Top scabbard mount with "93" in relief. Bog oak studded handles . Beautiful exceedingly rare piece. Fresh to the market. V.G.C.
93RD OF FOOT - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS WAIST BELT CLASP Extremely rare officers waist belt buckle to the 93rd Sutherland Hldrs. Silver centre on burnished brass back plate. Untouched as it came from the family. No polishing to high points. v.g.c.
93RD OF FOOT ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS FEATHER BONNET BADGE Good genuine One Look original of this much faked badge. 2 Battle Honours. Well detailed. Long original lugs for feather bonnet. Old lead re affixed which is very common on original examples. Old polish residue to front and mainly to the back. V.G.C.
93RD OF FOOT. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS CLAYMORE C/W PROVENANCE Amazing provenance on this mid 19th century Claymore. The Wilkinson unique number ties this one to William Fitswilliam Elliott Murray Kynynmound. He was the son of the 3rd Earl of Minto and related to Lady Diana Spencers family (Kynynmound). The claymore itself was used by the officer in the Zulu War of 1879. Condition is good overall with clear Henry Wilkinson acid etching to hilt. Double fullered blade in good condition. Shark skin handle c/w all it's binding. Nice steel basket. Red insert with some small damage to the red outer felt and blue trim but considering the age and the fact this was a fighting sword , not ceremonial, it's surprisingly good.No scabbard. Provenance includes showing him having bought his Commission into the 93rd in 1867 and later continuing with the A & S.H. and ending up with rank of Lt. Col. and having received a M.I.D. during his service, presumably in the Zulu War. Not often a sword with this kind of provenance appears on the market especially at what I think is a very fair price.
93RD SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH Beautiful officers large size brooch. Thistle pattern with inner strap, this with raised lettering " SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS". Nice hollow domed back. Stout original pin and hook. Rare.
93RD SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS SILVER PLAID BROOCH Beautiful smaller size for field officers. Hollow unmarked silver. Stout original pin and hook. Very well detailed with high relief. V.G.C.
9TH Btn. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS.DUMBARTONSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS VICTORIAN LARGE TUNIC BUTTON Rare button for the front of the tunic. Silvered finish with Dumbarton Coat of Arms of Elephant and Howdah with Latin motto. To the back is a laurel spray and Victorian crown. This is the 1st with this as usually it's blank or has a specific maker. Became the 9th Argylls. V.G.C.
9TH ( QUEENS ROYAL) LANCERS EDWARDIAN CHAPSKA HELMET PLATE Post 1902 9th (Queens Royal) Lancers Helmet Plate, being an other ranks brass example with Royal Arms and arms of Queen Adelaide, battle honours for the Boer War, Queen Adelaide cipher and regimental scroll. Plate has two screw post fittings on the reverse Battle Honours up to the Boer War. Scarce. V.G.C.
9TH (SCOTTISH) ROYAL VETERANS BTN. PEWTER BUTTON - 1805 - 1814 (9th) Royal Veterans Battalion extremely rare pewter button. In the condition most pewter buttons are found in. Description: 9 below thistle with 'Royal Veteran Battalion' below surmounted by crown . Maker details to back. The 9th Royal Veteran Battalion was formed at Edinburgh in April 1805.Initially serving at Edinburgh Castle and later a company each on Orkney and the Shetland Isles. Veteran Battalions were formed from men no longer fit for active service and did in the main, admin duties. Eight companies were disbanded in 1814 and the remaining two companies were merged into the 3rd Royal Veteran Battalion in 1815. Category: Regular Troops; Flat 15mm; Date: 1805-1815
9TH LANCERS BOSS Gilded boss from headgear or similar. Fretted for a plume or similar. Rear fixings all present. V.G.C.
ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY O.T.C. CAP BADGE Extremely difficult to obtain badge as it's a small unit. Anodised. V.G.C.
ADOLF HITLER BRIDGE KOBLENZ ENAMEL SIGN - LARGE A real rarity straight out the weeds from the son of a Koblenz local whose father picked this up at the end of the war. The Europa Bridge in Koblenz was formerly the Adolf Hitler bridge during the Nazi period. A.H. street signs occasionally turn up as most towns had such a street. There were only a handful of bridges named after him and to have one directly attributed to a specific bridge enhances the sign further. Good as found condition, it's dirty, bullet holed and bomb damaged as you would expect from an item from a bridge that was destroyed by allied bombing . Measures approx. 49 and a half inches by 13 inches. Historically very important piece and should really be in a museum.
AFRIKA KORPS - GERMAN / ITALIAN MEDAL Nice example of the Italian Made DAK Afrika Medal. Given to the German forces and their Italian counterparts. The medal was issued in both bronze and zinc. This is an earlier bronze example and has it's original silk ribbon although not in great condition. The award was banned for medal wear after 1944. A scarce award to find nowadays. MM winner bring back bought from his son a few years ago and being offered for sale for the first time. Vets name to buyer.
AFRIKA KORPS CUFF TITLE Very nice full length Afrika with palms cuff title awarded for 6 months service In Theatre. Soft doeskin material. As nice as they come this one. V.G.C.
AFRIKA KORPS CUFF TITLE VARIANT A rare unofficial variant captured in the desert by a member of the RAF Regiment. Full length. Black felt with white embroidered "AFRIKA", officer pattern with white trim.
AFRIKA KORPS CUFF TITLE VARIANT - COMBAT WORN Rare variant of the Afrika with Palms cuff title awarded for 6 months service with the DAK. This one in a faded green back cloth with bullion palms and " AFRIKA ". Full length , removed from uniform. American vet bring back. Found in his photo album. Stunning combat worn example. V.G.C.
AFRIKA KORPS M35 DOUBLE DECAL CAMO GERMAN HELMET Stunning original combat helmet in dark tan overpaint as used in Tunisia. Both army and national decals visible under the paint. Good original size 57 liner with original drawstring. Double banded aluminum liner band. Alloy buckle with 1939 DTD and maker marked "OOHIELLE - COBURG"? chinstrap. Owner's name "Alias Wahl" ? applied to the liner. Apple green paint under camo. Beautiful and real DAK camo.
AFS CUPER FIFE ID BRACELET & NUMBERED BADGE - CUPAR - FIFE Rare early 2 related items for the Auxiliary Fire Service I.D bracelet with " A.F.S.. - 28 - Fife County Counci ". To the rear " CUPAR ". Original wrist chain. C/w WW2 Auxiliary Fire Service first issue AFS officially numbered badge A scarce original early wartime first issue . No enamel damage', the reverse impressed and with official issue number '195879'. Buttonhole fitting. Nice Scottish piece. V.G.C.
AIR LEAGUE ENAMEL BADGE Established in 1909 to further British aviation. Birmingham Medal Co. to back. Brass base with gilded eagle over light blue enamel globe. Outer ring in dark blue enamel with text "AIR LEAGUE IN COELO IMPERIUM". Fine example
AIRBORNE BRITISH PARA TITLE - UNIFORM REMOVED - ARNHEM VET Officer attributed title. He was with the Irish Rifles Air Landing. Name to buyer. Nice printed example retaining it's colours, uniform removed. As nice as they come for a combat vet.
AIRBORNE PARA - TICKET FOR Exceedingly rare ticket given to Arnhem veterans to see the Premiere of this film. Made in aluminium from actual gliders that carried the Airborne division to Arnhem. Excellent condition and original
AMERICAN PARATROOPER HELMET - 1977 DTD. Scarce helmet. Airborne spec.with jump straps and and padded rear cushion. Woodland camo cover. Helmet band with owner's name, “NEWELL” inscribed to front . Liner details confirm the helmet as 1977. V.G.C.
AMERICAN ARMY WW2 SHOULDER PATCHES - 4 Nice original Removed from Uniform group of items. V.G.C.
AMERICAN KEVLAR \"FRITZ\" HELMET Iconic pattern American kevlar helmet known as the "Fritz" helmet due to it's similarity in shape to the German WW2 stahlhelm. Great condition. Woodland camo cover and helmet band with luminous cats eyes. Smalish size to suit around 55/56.Every aspect of this helmet is in great shape .
AMERICAN NAZI LEAGUE MEMBERS LAPEL BADGE Extremely rare enamel lapel badge. Nicely mkd. up to the back " Apollo Jewellery Brkln. N.Y. Mint condition with no enamel damage.
ARGYLL SUTHERLAND HLDRS. TERRITORIAL EX SCROLL CAP BADGE Well this is a genuine ex Territorial cap badge now without scroll . Tangs are present on the back for attaching the Volunteer scroll. I surmise this guy went Regular and removed the scroll. As we all know, genuine scroll badges are very rare, ( outside evilbay ) which has a plethora of them albeit they are all fake. Nice wee anomoly for the Argylls collector. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDER PIPERS SPORRAN Super rare Argylls pipers sporran. circa WW2. Grey full horsehair with 3 black tassles with thistle motif tops. cream leather purse back. Heavy chrome cantle with 3 piece Regimental insignia. This with a small area of finish loss where it's come into contact with the pipers waistbelt. Super rare and exclusively worn by Argylls pipers only. Period piece not an '80's one produced for the Btn. by Dalman
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS - OFFICERS SILVER PRINCESS LOUISE CYPHER SPORRAN BADGE Rare sporran badge worn briefly from the end of WW2 to Palestine campaign. Frosted silver with silver lugs. Stamped “P” ( Gaunt ) to rear. Very well made and detailed. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS - VICTORIAN PIPERS CROSS BELT BADGE Tail piece from a pipers cross belt. Early example in heavy cast metal. 3 screw posts to back. Nice detail in high relief. Scarce. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 1904 BIRMINGHAM SILVER PLAID BROOCH One of the nicest plaid brooches you will ever see !!! From my personal collection of Argyll items built up over 45 years and now being sold. Multi piece construction. All detail separately applied and in high relief. Silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1904 . Maker details J & Co. Well constructed pin and hook. Flat head silver rivets to rear where the furniture has been applied. This is a seriously top end piece and priced to that end but if you want one that stands out from the crowd it's worth pushing the boat out for this one, I did when I bought it ! I will be listing other brooches at various prices and quality but if you want the Rolls Royce this is for you !! Quality don't come cheap ! None nicer. V.G.C
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 2013 LAPEL BADGE
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS ADJUTANTS NICKEL SILVER CAP BADGE Super rare badge from my personal collection of Argyll items. Adjutants in Scottish regiments were the only ones to wear a peaked cap . These were fitted with an undersize cap badge. Nickel silver. Well detailed. Anderson of Edinburgh mkd. slider. These rarely crop up and this is only one of two I've had in 50 years of collecting to the Argylls. Excellent condition
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS ANODISED COLLAR PAIR Anodised sets becoming hard to obtain now. Matched facing pair. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS ANODISED SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Matched pair c/w the brass backing plates. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BED PLATE Super example of a Argylls soldiers bed plate. I'm seeing a lot of copies out there of these, most don't have " DUTY " stamped to the back as this one does. Never cleaned with lovely age patina. Been issued so has soldiers name and number. Scarce. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BRONZE COLLAR PAIR Circa WW1 . Retaining all finish. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BULLION BLAZER BADGE Nice vintage Blazer badge. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS C.1910 BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKED BADGE Beautiful Argyll officers cap badge with silver hallmarks to the front for 1910 Birmingham. Scarce die struck example. Fully fretted centre. Silver lugs. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS CAR MASCOT / BUMPER BADGE Well detailed as new car mascot. Regimental colours overlaid with cap badge type device. Single screw on post. Fixings screws come with the sale although not shown in the photos. Mint
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS CAST SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH This is a beautiful piece from my personal collection. Larger size . Cast silver. Stamped "Sterling Silver". Circa the Great War. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS CHROMED - DAY SPORRAN BADGE STICK PIN This was a short lived variant . As per standard sporran badge but cast metal in heavy chrome finish. Stick pin instead of lugs for easy piercing of the the leather day sporran. Really good looking stout piece with stout needle pin to rear. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS COLLAR DOG PAIR Nice facing pair circa WW1. W/m. 2 lugs to back. Slightly curved to suit the stand up collar. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS DAY SPORRAN Genuine issue leather day sporran for officers, SNCO's and Pipe Band. Nicely " Bulled " up. Correct long link chain. Regimental sporran badge with no extra holes. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS EDINBURGH 1924 SILVER HALLMARKED BADGE Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders officers cap badge in very good condition. Cast silver hallmarked Edinburgh with date “S” for 1924. “Anderson & sons military outfitter Edinburgh & Glasgow” tablet to rear. 2 strong silver lugs.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS EDINBURGH HALLMARKED SILVER SKEAN DHU Lovely piece . Silver H/M. Carved ebony or bog oak handle. Silver studs. Real stone to top. Princess Louise cypher to handle. Leather covered wood scabbard. As new. Mint
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS EDINBURGH SILVER HALLMARKED OFFICERS BADGE Beautiful piece from my colllection of Argylls items. This is a jeweller I've never had before or since. " J. Stewart & Sons- 88 George St. Edinburgh ". Maker tablet " T.E. " ( Thos. Ebbutts ) and Edinburgh hallmarks for 1924. Very sharp detail with no rubbing. Silver lugs. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY BADGE Nice honest o/r's cap badge circa WW1. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS GREAT WAR TUNIC A beautiful early example with cuff rank for a captain. Heavy corded material regimental buttons. Good size. Evidence of collar dogs. Formerly belonging to a captain Lochie who served in the great war with both the 8th & 9th battalions. Rare and virtually unobtainable in this condition. 100% original. No moth. One repair to rear waist possibly rubbed by sam browne (see photo).
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS HELP / CONTRIBUTIONS LAPEL BADGE Scarce item circa the Great War. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders bronze numbered lapel badge. These were a , " Great War Souvenir From H.R.H. Princess Louise", and some were numbered to the back. Kings Crown over a PL cypher. Height 30mm. Very well detailed with no finish loss. Number 2024 to . Original pin and hook . V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS LARGE FLAT BUTTON Likely for wear on Mess Dress. Gilded finish with raised detail. Maker marked PITT & Co. 51 MADDOX ST LONDON W. to rear. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS MOP LAPEL BADGE Good condition and very substantial Argylls lapel badge. Heavy chrome and enamel with Argylls device. Mounted on white Mother of Pearl. Stout pin & hook to back. Mint
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS / PIPE MAJOR BI-METAL COLLAR PAIR None nicer than these. Worn only on Number 1 Dress. Bi metal as worn only by officers , Pipe Major and Drum Major. Nice and heavy . Gilded parts separately applied. No loss of finish. Matched pair. Single post fixing to rear. Higher price due to condition and quality. Rare. Mint
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS BRONZE FRETTED BADGE - ANDERSON TABLET Very rare WW1 officers badge for wear with the OSD. this cast from the same die as the Andersons silver officers badge with fully fretted out thistles and centre. Anderson tablet to back. I only ever saw another of these around 20 years ago which I bought and have in my personal collection alongside the silver one. They are exactly the same but in different metals. A really substantial high quality badge, exceedingly rare and in excellent condition.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PAGRI BADGE White metal collar type badge. Pin back for wear on the slouch hat and sun helmet. V.G.C..
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PAGRI BADGE Nice pagri badge and not a conversion from a lugged collar ! Original pin and hook. White metal. No rubbing or damage. Nice dark age toning. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PICTORIAL LARGE MATCHBOOK Interesting and rare item. Colour image of the Argylls Drum Major to the front and a history of the Argylls on the back. 12 inches long. Couple of creases otherwise VGC,
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PIPE MAJORS CROSS BELT BADGE Rare item. Worn only by the Pipe Major. Larger with extra scroll with motto, pipers wore boars head only. Silver plated . Mint unissued condition.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PIPERS CROSS BELT BUCKLE Worn by pipers only. Cross belt buckle. Heavy chrome finish. “MADE IN GT BRITAIN” stamped to rear. Rare. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SGT. BADGE - GAUNT TABLET Very nice Great War example with fully fretted centre as found on Sergeants badges from the period. J.R. Gaunt London brass tablet to the back. Very nice badge with some light polishing to the high points.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SILVER & MARCASITE SWEETHEART Beautiful brooch. Marked silver to the rear. Not sure if there should be a marcasite where the eye socket is ? V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS STICK PIN Nice plated stick pin / sporran badge. Same size as a sporran badge but made with stick pin fitting. Approximately 47 mm H x 22 mm W. Mint
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS VICTORIAN BROAD SWORD A rare chance to acquire an early Victorian Scottish Basket Hilt sword with a Regimental blade. Acid etching with thistles and " ARGYLE & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS "(old spelling of Argyll). The other side with more thistle etching and Queen Victoria crown.No obvious maker marks. Nice heavy steel basket.Wire bound sharkskin handle. Red leather insert with pale blue edging. Red end tassle absent.. Scabbard good overall with some light pitting and finish loss commensurate with age. I have left the sword as found but if you were so inclined I believe it would clean up nicely.Personally I prefer it with it's age patina left on. This is a fighting sword and has some service wear to that end. Very rare to find one of these swords in nice original condition.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS VOLUNTEER BTN. PIPERS PLAID BROOCH Nice and rare Volunteer Btn. plaid brooch in nickel silver. Early style domed back with hollow construction. Original pin and hook. Below the " Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders" on the front there is a blank scroll as found only on Territorial examples. Sometimes this was etched with the Btn no., sometimes left blank. Very nice piece this which I've owned for many years. Rare
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS VOLUNTEERS PIPERS BLANK SCROLL PLAID BROOCH Give away price on this as I have to whittle down the numbers I've collected. Nice and rare Volunteer Btn. plaid brooch in nickel silver. Early style domed back with hollow construction. Original pin and hook. Below the " Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders" on the front there is a blank scroll as found only on Territorial examples. Sometimes this was etched with the Btn no., sometimes left blank. Very nice piece this which I've owned for many years. Rare
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS WW1 BRASS ECONOMY BADGE Genuine brass economy badge. Die struck. Not your usual crude sand cast fake from India. Scarce. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS WW1 OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR PAIR Nice pair of Argylls officers collars from the Great War. Cast. Age toned. Matching pair. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS- OFFICERS FEATHER BONNET BADGE - 1915 BIRMINGHAM- HALLMARKED SILVER - B & P Early Great War Argylls officers badge. Heavy cast silver . Some polishing to high points. B & P ( Brent & Parker ) stamped to back Lugs a bit crudely affixed but are original to it . Birmingham hallmarks for 1915 . Slightly curved to fit round the hackle of the feather bonnet. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS - 7TH BTN. SILVER H/M PLAID BROOCH - 1887 H/M Extremely rare 7th A & S.H. officers plaid brooch. Edinburgh silver hallmarks for 1887. Jewellers tablet for Marshall & Sons - 87 George Street Edinburgh. Maker stamp " M & S " As per Regular battalions but with added scroll " V11 VOLUNTEER BATT. " Beautiful condition and rarely found for sale.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS - OFFICERS SILVER / FRETTED CAP BADGE Beautifully fully fretted officers example . Silver hallmarked and TE. Cast silver. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS - RENFREWSHIRE RIFLE VOLS SMALL TUNIC BUTTON Rare button to the Renfrew Rifle Volunteers. They later became the 3rd A& S.H.and saw service in the Boer War as well as WW1. Prince of Wales feathers. Old lead loop repair to rear.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS -VICTORIAN - .PIPERS BOARS HEAD CROSS BELT BADGE Victorian era . Has had it's lugs replaced a long time ago which would be normal through a lot of use.Old lead solder. Early nickel silver ones like this are very hard to find. Great detail. Scarce. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS ANODISED CAP BADGE Anodised cap badge in V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS OFFICERS VICTORIAN BRONZE TAIL UP COLLAR PAIR Tail up cat for the Victorian period. Nice facing pair. For wear on officers Service Dress. Scarce. V.G.C..
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS VICTORIAN REGIMENTAL DIRK WITH REGIMENTAL BLADE An exquisite piece from my own collection which I am now unfortunately down sizing. Maker mkd. " SANDILANDS & SON, CONDUIT ST W.". This to the beautiful acid etched blade which has to one side the Argyllshire Boars head and " NE OBLIVSCARIS" and to the other side the Sutherland Wildcat and " SANS PEUR". Clipped back stout blade. Unmarked silver fittings. These are superbly detailed and without damage or rubbing. Matching foiled citrines to all 3 parts and the external knife and fork have no damage or repairs. Leather bound scabbard good.Knife and fork have some silver studs missing otherwise this dirk is near perfect and certainly the best ever to pass through my hands.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - 1ST RENFREW V.B.-SGTS. BADGE - NICKEL SILVER Please do not confuse this with the 100's of fake examples in the market place , this is the Real Deal. Ex Hugh King collection a few years ago when it 1st came on the market. Sgt's example with fully fretted centre. Die struck nickel silver, this will give any doubters piece of mind as no fakes were made of nickel which went out of use long before the fakes appeared in the '80's. Also known as " German Silver " (800 silver content ), this one has it's correct yellowish ageing unique to nickel. Correct tangs attaching the scroll which reads, " 1st Renfrew V.B.". Bottom of the badge nicely fashioned to form a snug fit with the scroll. Scroll seeded with nice sharp raised lettering. Lovely fretting to the centre. These are incredibily rare badges in the genuine form and this one is a " One Looker " from a famous old collection. Reluctant sale from my own collection. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - ARGYLLSHIRE HIGHLAND RIFLE LARGE TUNIC BUTTON Argyll Highland Rifle Volunteers large silvered tunic button. Maker mkd. to the back for " Hugh Morrison, Jamaica St. Glasgow ". Later became the 8th Argylls. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - BULLION BLAZER BADGE Nice vintage blazer badge circa 1950's. Formerly belonged to a D Day vet, ( name to buyer ) V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - LEATHER COVERED WOODEN BOX Beautiful box likely for cigarettes. From a Inter War / WW2 Lt. Colonels house. Tan leather with Argylls device impressed to lid. Lovely rare piece. Measures 5 inches by 3 and a quarter by 2 and a half inches tall. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - MATCHBOX LESNEY LTD. ED. BADGE Scarce badge, part of a limited edition series of around 8 different mini cap badges made by Matchbox in 1978. Unopened and still with the booklet on the Argylls which came with it. Top of the header card absent. Unusual piece and a must for the Argylls collector. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - OFFICERS - 1910 SILVER H/M CAP BADGE Super example in die struck silver with hallmarks for "J & C - ( Jennens ) Birmingham 1910". Nicely fretted centre. No rubbing or damage. "Tail Up " cat associated with the Victorian and pre Great War period. Excellent condition.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - OFFICERS PIPE BANNER & ORIGINAL OF PIPE TUNE - MJR. A. HOWMAN Beautiful officers pipe banner formerly belonging to Major Alistair Clive Ross ( Dinky ) Howman. The banner is beautiful with large raised embroidered Argylls device with his family crest to the reverse. C/w with the original manuscript of the pipe tune written for him by P/M Kenneth Thomson after the Entry Into Crater and has hand written details on the back in Howmans hand writing. One Off. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - OFFICERS VICTORIAN SILVER/ GILT COLLAR BADGE Very good quality example in cast unmarked silver with separately applied Wild Cat and Boar's Head. The cat is correct Tail Up for the Victorian period. V.G.C. Scarce
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. 1ST ADMIN. BTN. PIPERS PLAID BROOCH Pipers Victorian period plaid brooch solely used by 1st Admin btn. Clackmannan and Kinross rifle volunteers. Circa 1874 - 1887. Possibly cast silver . Very well detailed St. Andrew and thistles. Original over long pin. Considering the size of the unit they can not have had many pipers and I've never seen one of these for sale before. Excellent condition.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. 1ST RENFREW V.B. PIPERS SILVER PLAID BROOCH Nice Victorian Argylls Volunteer Btn. pipers plaid brooch. Un marked hollow silver. Front retains it's silver frosting. As per a Regular brooch but with an added scroll below " 1st Renfrew V.B. ". Domed back with gas holes. Correct overlong stout pin for the period. Scratched to the back " P B ". and " 1450 ". V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. 4TH ADMIN CLACKS & KINROSS R.V. Very rare badge in unmarked silver. 4th Admin Btn. Clackmannan & Kinross Rifle Vols. circa 1874 - 87. Became part of the Argylls after 1881. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. BELT PLATE DEVICE 2 piece Regimental device as per the belt plate centre but with bolts. Polished white metal on brass back plate. Fine detail. Use unknown, possibly from a display piece. Early as later they were one piece construction. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. BOER WAR COLLAR / SLOUCH HAT BADGE Collar with scroll below. Tail Up for the Victorian period. Worn on the slouch hat during the Boer War. Well detailed. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. BOXED SILVER & ENAMEL MEDAL Very nice medal for sports or shooting. Regimental device to centre with undamaged green & yellow enamel. Un named. Contained in it's original Phillips of Aldershot velvet lined , leather covered case. Circa WW1. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. BRONZE/GREEN ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH Scarce type in excellent condition. Buttonhole hole fixing. Mufti type. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. CHROME & ENAMEL TIE PIN... Mint piece. Very attractive. Was also produced...
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. DUMBARTONSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS - MATCHING COLLAR PAIR Matching pair of these rare collars to the DRV before they became the 9th Argylls. W/m with matching toning back and front to both so have always been together. Dumbarton motto and Coat of Arms of Elephant and Howdah. Nicely struck, no rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. EMBROIDERED BLAZER BADGE Very nice vintage example in embroidered bullion wire. Removed from blazer. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. EMBROIDERED BLAZER BADGE - VINTAGE Nice one from the daughter of an Argyll who fought in Malaya, Borneo and Aden. Good quality work mainly in bullion wire. Small bit of wear to the centre but looks good and not straight from the tailors but worn by a vet.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS BI - METAL COLLAR DOG PAIR Beautiful example of these scarce collars. Worn by officers, Drum & Pipe Major only. Mint condition and retaining all gilded finish. Single post fitting. None nicer ! Slightly more than the normal £135 these do in the market place but well worth the extra.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS BOER WAR SLOUCH HAT Amazing condition for age. Large size 7 (paper size label present ).Nice high shape for the period. Leather chin strap good. Argyll officers Victorian Tail Up bronze collar on a red linen patch to the left side.7 fold puggarree.No wear to felt and not faded. No sweat band otherwise as mint as they come. Attributed to 4th Argylls ( Stirling Militia ) who served there.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS EDINBURGH SILVER H/M DIRK- BROOKS 1899 Superb late 19th Century example. Edinburgh silver hall marked for 1899. Retailed by Brook & Son with their tablet to the top scabbard mount. Beautiful matched stones. Well detailed silver mounts, each with a complete set of hallmarks. Acid etched Regimental blade in superb condition. Silver h/m examples in this condition rarely turn up now so if you want a top end early example I would consider this one.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH- UNMARKED SILVER Very good Victorian officers example in unmarked silver. Hollow silver with small holes in the back for releasing the gas during the manufacturing process. Tail up cat for Victorian period. Well detailed. I've left as is with it's dark patina but will clean up nicely if desired. Good original stout pin to reverse.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS SILVER H/M FEATHER BONNET BADGE - KIRKWOOD 1888 A class above these badges. Exceedingly high quality with the lettering hand done. Exquisite detail.Hallmarks for Edinburgh 1888. This style unique to Kirkwoods.Maker mkd. Long silver lugs for feather bonnet. Glengarry badges had 4 short lugs, this has never had that configuration so specially made for bonnet. Rare. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS SILVER HALLMARKED CAP BADGE Fully fretted officers example in cast silver. Nicely fretted thistles and centre. Unsure of the period but I suspect Aden time as I've seen officers from that time sport this badge. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS SILVER PLAID BROOCH Victorian period brooch in unmarked hollow silver. Domed back. Correct over long pin. Gas escape hole. Nice detail. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS SUN HELMET - WW2 Very rare" Been There " Wolseley pattern solar topee to the Argylls. Very sleepy and I've left it as found with all it's dust etc. Nice service wear and some sun bleaching to crown but no damage. Heavy embroidered " A & S.H. " flash to left side. All complete and in good order. W.D. stamp and letter O or Q making it either 1940 or 42. Owners initials to inside of the sweat band. Rare to find an Argylls one of these
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS SWORD ATTRIBUTED Straight from the family home along with other items this is not one to be missed. Wilkinson sword officers broadsword with acid etched Regimental blade and with the officers initials ( R.L.H.) . What is unusual about this one is it has both the leather bound field scabbard and handle and also the basket hilt and polished scabbard. Both are original to the sword. This officer was a WW1 veteran and fought in France with both 1st and 2nd Btns. as well as having been with the Gurkha Rifles. He stayed with the Argylls through the 1920's. There is a period photograph of him mounted on a horse and the sword is clearly visible. Lovely piece in good condition.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS UNIFORM - ATTRIBUTED Beautiful Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs. officers uniform. Estate Fresh from the family. Comprises , Stunning 6 tail officers ostrich feather bonnet with large white hackle and fretted centre shaped nickel silver badge. C/w it's named metal carry tin. Brass plate with the original owners name and a later paint stencilled name to the WW2 owner. Also card tube for storing the hackle. Although I've sold many feather bonnets over the years inc. Claude Bose Lyons ( the Queen Mums brother ), this ranks as one of the finest I've ever seen ! Scarlet officers tunic by Meyer and Mortimer .This with it's full complement of Argylls buttons and a beautiful set of matching officers bi metal collars. Bullion shoulder boards with Captains pips. Officers fly plaid . This fine officer quality brushed wool and nicely fringed. Scarlet silk sash of Regimental pattern. This in fair condition but a/f. Beautiful officers plaid brooch with jewellers tablet for Anderson of Glasgow & Edinburgh and with Edinburgh Silver Hallmarks for 1926.. Name of officer to buyer. Although the officer served from the 30's to the late 40's and was in Shanghai with the British Legation ending the war in Berlin and in '46 took part in the Nuremburg War Trials I would say the uniform is of WW1 vintage and as was the case was sold to our man by a retiring officer . Beautiful condition with no mothing. There was also 4 sports medals named to the officer , these also come with the sale. Name to buyer. PLEASE NOTE - kilt and sporran Not included with the sale, display only V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. SGIAN DHU - 1950\'S - RBT. ALLISON A very nice Regimental sgian dhu by Rbt. Allison silversmiths of Glasgow. Nickel silver mounts of Regimental pattern.Top mount with "R.A." trademark and "Scotland". Foiled citrine to top with no chips or damage. Bog oak studded handle and with Princess Louise cypher to the centre.. Very clean stainless steel blade. Leather covered wood scabbard. Very nice example at a very fair price for a vintage one.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. SGT\'S CAST CAP BADGE Fully fretted centre as worn by sergeants. Sand cast. Well detailed. Circa WW1. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Classic Argylls brass shoulder titles. Now very difficult to find genuine ones never mind a matching set. If you feel the price is high get yourself one of the hundreds of fake sets flooding a well known on line auction site for much less, produced in Yorkshire circa 2017 ! These are the real deal
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. SILVER /GILT COLLAR - GAUNT P Lovely single collar circa WW1. Retains most silvered finish and all gilt. Nice rivetted Boars Head and Wild Cat. Marked J.R.Gaunt. London and a large " P". V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. SILVER H/M DIRK Beautiful example by " BROOK &SON - GEORGE ST. - EDINBURGH". Edinburgh silver hallmarks for 1923. Beautiful detail to scabbard fittings, all standing out in high relief. Each section matching and all hallmarked. All matching stones. Beautiful acid etched Regimental blade. No issues on this one, none of the usual breaks, repairs, replaced stones etc. as is usual with an old dirk. This one has survived as a 100% original. Priced fairly for a top example.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. SILVER H/M OFFICERS BADGE -1898 & MAKER MKD. Beautiful piece in die struck silver with very sharp detail. Birmingham silver for 1898. Even has silver hallmarked lugs this beauty. Maker mkd. "J & CO" (Jennens). No rubbing or damage. Don't find them like this for sale in the market place. From my Argylls collection which I'm slowly (and reluctantly) letting go. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. SILVER STATUE - ATTRIBUTED Beautiful large statue of an Argylls officer. Presentation plaque to front. Hallmarked for 1924. Soldier was a 1st War veteran who served with the Regiment until the late 1920's. Statue itself is beautiful with some slight polishing to high points. Stands inc. base, over 16 inches high. Copy photograph of the soldier in uniform comes with it. Rare
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH Cast silver . Larger size, approx. 35mm by 28mm. Silver stamped to back. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. SPORRAN BADGE. MAKER MKD. L.B.&B Unusual to get a maker mkd. example. Mint condition
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. STIRLING MILITIA ( FALKIRK COY. )VOLUNTEERS WAIST BELT BUCKLE Super rare. Or's brass belt buckle. Bears town motto " Touch Ain Touch Awe ". Clansman to the centre in relief. Rococco pattern ends. Later became 7th Argylls. Circa 1860. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. VICTORIAN SOLID CENTRE BADGE Very nice cap badge. Lovely age toning early more squat shape. Scarce solid centre example with " Tail Up " cat for the Victorian era. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. WW1 - EDINBURGH 1915 - SILVER H/M SGIAN DHU Very nice silver sgian dhu with Hallmarks for Edinburgh 1915. Stamped " R.W.F. " ( Forsyth ). Very well detailed ornate silver with Argylls device to handle. Clean blade. Scabbard leather good. Bog oak studded handle. Leather over wood scabbard. Nice fit between knife and scabbard. Small chip to the corner of the citrine, only noticeable on close inspection.( See pics ). V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. WW1 CAP BADGE Good clean no nonsense o/r's badge with fretted centre. Good detail. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. WW1 GOLD SWEETHEART BROOCH Beautiful. Rose gold on Sterling Silver with hand engraved detail. In the style of the Argylls cap badge. Rare pattern from the Great War. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. WW2 HELMET
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS.( 3RD BTN.- STIRLING ) BOER WAR OFFICERS UNIFORM Never in 50 years of collecting Argylls items have I had one of these. Exceedingly rare Boer War officers field uniform. Comprises, 1899 dtd. and W.D. arrow stamped KD tunic. This with a full complement of period buttons and officers Victorian bronze " Tail Up" collar badges.Medium size. 1899 dtd. and W.D. stamped slouch hat. This in very good " Been There " condition with puggaree replaced with leather strap as was the fashion in the field. To the side there is a rare brass Regimental device not disimilar to the later WW1 fund raisers award but larger and with two trailing silk tails in Regimental tartan. No moth or damage which is unusual as moths love felt.No chin strap.Good medium size. Whipcord breeches , good overall with some moth tracking to the front. A real rarity and straight from the family home and new to the market, also not a put together but actually worn in this format by the officer. Please note I will Not, split the slouch hat from the group however should someone want the uniform Iess the hat the price is £2,200. Sam Browne not included in sale, display only.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS.VICTORIAN TERRITORIAL OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE Excellent condition silvered shoulder belt plate for Territorial officers. "Tail Up " cat for the Victorian period. No damage or rubbing. All rear fixings good. As nice as they come. Uncleaned as found with would come up wonderfully if desired. Rare
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND OF CANADA POST'52 CAP BADGE - SCULLY Heavy, chromed cap badge. Slider. Mkd. "William Scully" to rear. No rubbing or damage. Exactly as per WW1/WW2 but with Queens Crown. V.G.C.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND OFFICERS TAM O SHANTER Excellent officers Tam made by Anderson of Edinburgh & Glasgow. With it's original to it officers beautifully fully fretted cap badge on a tartan patch of Regimental tartan.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLANDER HIGHLANDERS TERRITORIAL OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE Rare silver plated example for Territorial battalions. Excellent sharp detail 4 piece construction on silver plated backing plate. Some of the original plating has been polished off below the bottom scroll. All rear fixings good and c/w the original fixing pins. No Battle Honours on wreath surrounds as per Victorian Territorial units. Very nice. VGC
ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS VICTORIAN OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR PAIR Nice cast matching pir of bronze collars for wear on the officers Service Dress. Tail Up for Victorian period. Retaining all the bronze finish. Mint
ARGYLL CAR MASCOT Huge car mascot in heavy chrome cast metal. Argyllshire Boars Head with the motto used by the Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs. " NE OBLIVISCARIS" Excellent condition. Comes with fixing screws.
ARGYLL SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SWEETHEART BROOCH Nice chrome / enamel device on white TS backing with heavy chrome framing. Good substantial piece. V.G.C.
ARGYLL& SUTHERLAND WW1 THRUM BONNET - RARE Very rare variant on the Tam O shanter. Wool knitted body. Good size 57 approx. C/w original Argylls badge and patch. VGC
ARGYLLSHIRE HIGHLAND RIFLE VOLS. GLENGARRY ( 5TH V.B.-8TH ARGYLLS ) Extremely rare glengarry c/w it's original silver plated badge. As per early Argylls example with shallow shape and leather trim. This one with shortened silk tails which may have been a Regimental affectation. Glengarry is in excellent shape especially considering it dates from around the 1880's.2 moth nips to diced band. Badge is silver plated either copper or brass with silvered lugs.As per Argylls but strap reads " 1st Argyllshire Rifle Volunteers ". Size approx. 56. Clean waxed cotton interior. Supple leather trim. This scarce badge is worth £125 on it's own. One of a number of items I'm listing to this unit who became the 5th V.B. Btn. A & S.H. and later still the 8th Btn. A & S.H.
ARGYLLSHIRE HIGHLAND RIFLE VOLS.( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. ) SGT'S UNIFORM Very rare Rifle Volunteers uniform for Argyllshire R.V. This straight from the family home and never offered for sale before. In incredible condition with no moth or damage. Comprises Colour Sgt's tunic c/w chevrons and star to upper right arm and with five 3 year good service bullion stars to lower arm. Full complement of Argyllshire Highland Rifles silver buttons.Embroidered Regimental mkd. epaulettes. Large size. Red melton cloth with yellow facings. Locally made Ardrishaig military tailor kilt. This in Government tartan and with knife pleats as worn before their absorption into the A & S.H. Large size. White buff leather waist belt with regimental buckle. Black glengarry with very rare Argyllshire Hldrs. brass Boars Head badge. White horsehair Regimental sporran with Boars head on the cantle. This made by local Lochgilpaed sporran maker "Sinclair" and mkd. up to them inside the pocket. Soldiers name applied in ink to the back. The Argyllshire R.V.recruiting area was .Argyllshire, Buteshire and Dumbartonshire. Incredibly rare uniform in top condition and in a unusual for the period large size. May split tunic and kilt from the other items but not the glengarry which I've already had a substantial offer on.
ARGYLLSHIRE HLDRS - 5TH V.B. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. BELT Excellent condition white buff leather belt with it's original to it 5th A.&S.H. V.B., o/r's buckle. Nice as they come. Paint stampings to inside of belt. Stamped 169 on the buckle. Large size. The Argyllshire Rifle Vols. became the 5th V.B. before finally being designated the 8th Argylls. Rare.
ARGYLLSHIRE HLDRS. ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND ) PIPERS PLAID BROOCH Good example of this scarce pipers brooch. Large imposing plaid brooch as worn by pipers with the Argyllshire Rifle Volunteers. . Hollow silver plated domed quoit. Centre raised on arms and bearing a Victorian crown over a bugle and this surmounted by the Argyll Boars Head. All rear pin and hook fixings original. The Argyllshire Hldrs became the 8th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Hldrs. in 1881. Rare. V.G.C.
ARMY DRUM MAJORS PRACTICE MACE ( GORDON HLDRS ). A rare One Off piece being a practice mace used by the Gordon Hldrs. Drummie in the 1970's although the mace may well be older. Oak shaft and solid oak shaped and weighted head with gilded copper top finial. 2 piece, top slightly loose on it's screw in fitting, otherwise good and also usable ! Height 135 cm approximately. Giveaway price !! V.G.C.
ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS. CAP BADGE - BUTTONS LTD. B/HAM Maker mkd.. Nicely toned bi - metal . Maker mkd. to slider. V.G.C.
ARMY SEWING KIT - 1950’S Army issue " Houswife kit. Dated for early 1950's. Soldiers details period applied. Some contents. V.G.C.
ARTILLERY BUSBY PLUME HOLDER Nice piece from the Victorian era. Well detailed w/m.Slider never re affixed. V.G.C.
ARYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE Super example with no distortion. Good blades. As nice as they come.
ARYSHIRE EARL OF CARRICKS OWN YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Nice age toned example with slider. V.G.C.
ASSMANN PARATROOPER BADGE - LATE WAR - REAL I now see so many clever copies I am by and large shying away from German items unless they come from vets families or are expertly checked. This badge has been posted on different forums and has also been seen by knowledgeable people before now being finally offered for sale. Nice detail as you expect from Assmann and mkd. to rear. Condition is very good. By with confidence, this one ticks all the boxes.
ATHOLL BONNET BLUE/WHITE DICING - OFFICERS Not sure which unit but I date the bonnet to WW2 or earlier. Private purchase with Anderson Glasgow and Edinburgh Military Tailors label to crown. Pale blue and white diced band. Black touree. Original long silk tails to back. Good size 56/57. High sides like Atholl bonnet as opposed to Balmoral. Whatever it is it's rare, if anyone can help identifying it, please let me know, I'm stumped on this one. V.G.C.
AUSTRALIAN - 5TH BTN. VICTORIA SCOTTISH CAP BADGE Rare item. Struck in nickel silver. Scottish lion on Nemo Me Impune Laccessit motto. Uncleaned with nice age toning. Will clean up a treat if desired. V.G.C.
AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE VISOR CAP Very nice example of a firemans dress visor. Nice pin back Kings Crown AFS chrome and enamel badge. Brushed wool with no moth or damage. Clean inside size approx. 56. V.G.C.
AYRSHIRE NATIONAL RESERVE CLASS II BADGE - J.R. GAUNT Rare . Enamel excellent , gilt excellent. Like new this one ! J.R.Gaunt mkd to back. Cheaper than Sallys. Mint.
AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY - EARL OF CARRICKS OWN CAP BADGE Very good example of this now scarce badge. Copper tone to finish. Die struck with fine detail. Slider V.G.C.
BADEN WW1 PICKLEHAUBE AND COVER - JR112 Great War picklehaube. 1905 dtd. and Regiment mkd. to rear skirt. Toned brass fittings.Rear spine with slider. Skull good with no distortion. Approx size 54/55. No extra holes for helmet plate. Liner good. Good chin strap. Original cockades. Cover exceptional with all clips. Remains of leather inside spike part of cover, this rotted but good indication of authenticity. painted numerals to front. Rarely found now in this condition.
BAND OF BROTHERS LEADING ACTORS HELMET - GENUINE WW2 Superb example and the only item I kept from the mountain of items I had after filming ended. This came from one of the actors and originally had a certificate saying who had worn it. I'm sure a viewing would confirm which character it was as it's a very distinctive helmet. Large size split rim WW2 shell with genuine liner and wartime net. As nice as they come .
BARRHEAD ( GLASGOW ) BURGH BRASS BAND (BBB ) CAPBADGES Extremely rare. 2 cap badges, one in gilded finish and one silvered finish. Possibly Band Master and Bandsman. Circa 1930's. V.G.C.
BATTLE DAMAGED LUFTWAFFE M40 FIELD DIVISION GERMANHELMET Field division helmet with green camo overpaint. Inside with original Luftwaffe blue paint.Good eagle decal. Liner present and in good shape with relevant tearing where the bullet has passed through. Original draw string. Cut chin strap with early aluminium buckle. Bullet has pierced the shell and impacted on the opposite side causing a crack. Owners finger prints to crown where he has touched it while paint was still wet. Very evocative piece. Quist 64 shell.
BATTLE DAMAGED M42 COMBAT HELMET Good complete battle field pick up combat helmet. Small calibre bullet strikes which have come from the inside and have impacted on the shell with resulting outward dents, most likely from a pistol. Corresponding holes to liner. Also another bullet strike to the outside below the right air vent. Evidence of blood in the liner. Liner leather good, full length chinstrap.Owners name in Gothic script to rear apron "Reimer". Large size 66. Codes partly obscured by name. Superb " Been There" helmet
BATTLE OF KURSK M40 GERMAN ARMY SINGLE DECAL - COMPLETE / BATTLE DAMAGED Stunning "Been There" in the extreme combat helmet. This one found a few years ago in the Kursk area. Bunker found condition. Shell retaining most of it's paint. Good decal. 64 size shell, maker not visible. Bullet hole to right side. Liner complete but dry and frayed at edges and with the usual a/f seam stitching. Long end of the chin strap present. These helmets now rarely found. Holding till the end of November for a customer who's on holiday.
BAVARIAN O/R's PICKLEHAUBE - REGIMENT MKD. This has to be one of the finest condition picklehaubes around. Virtually uncrazed original finish to skull. No distortion to shape. Nice supple liner with no tears to tongue ends and c/w original leather drawstring. Good size 55. Original cockades and chin strap. Grey metal fittings retaining all original finish, plate with Bavaria Coat of Arms. Removable spike. Rear peak marked "211 R" and maker stamped and dated to the skull " 147 - DD 111 - 1916". From an old collection and rarely found these days as pristine as this, a real sleeper.A good price for this condition
BLACK PATH WITH LIGHTENLINGS AND WINGS
BLACK WATCH HORSE HAIR SPORRAN Now scarce. Good example from the '80's by the excellent maker Nichol of Bankfoot. White Horsehair body with black horsehair ( not later nylon ) tassles. Chrome cantle. Tan purse back with press stud fitting. Patent insert with Black Watch sporran badge. C/w white buff leather sporran belt ( not plastic ). V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH - 1ST FIFESHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEER CORPS HELMET PLATE Very nice o/r's white metal helmet plate. Nicely toned. 3 lugs to reverse. These bent over,likely to have been removed from board. Nice One Look original Scarce
BLACK WATCH - 5TH VOL. BTN.( PERTH HIGHLAND VOLUNTEERS) - BELT & BUCKLE Very rare leather waist belt and brass buckle set to the 3rd. Perthshire Volunteers. Buckle in brass and in perfect condition. Outer seeded strap with "Perth Highland Volunteers” in relief. To the Centre a raised thistle on a seeded ground. Both male and female parts with "70" stamp so a matched set. Belt leather in fantastic condition for age and double stamped to the inside "5 V.B.R.H.".Also double stamped " 188 ". The leather tang which goes behind the buckle has further stampings to the leather with what looks like , " Simplex Roundfit Patent " ? Also with the makers details" R & I .P. London " . Large size for period, at least 35" inch waist. V.G.C. The title Perth Highland Volunteers was conferred upon the various R.V.' s in 1873. In 1887 they became the 5th R.V.B.W. After the outbreak of WW1 the Battalion became the Highland Cyclist Brigade.
BLACK WATCH - 73RD ( PERTHSHIRE ) OF FOOT BONNET BADGE - 1874 / 78 Very rare badge. 1874 to 1848 only. KK 537. Brass die struck. Nice age toning to front and back retaining the original finish as this one was removed from a board. Sharp strike. V.G.C. Bargain price as the cheapest I've seen for sale elsewhere is £235
BLACK WATCH - BW - MATCHED PAIR - BRASS SHOULDER TITLES. As nice as they come. Hex lugs. Scarce V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH - OFFICERS SILVER SPORRAN BADGE - STAMPED FIRMIN Silver sporran badge with a silver frosted finish. Marked FIRMIN to rear. Silver lugs. Beautiful fine detail. A thing of beauty. Scarce. V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH - OFFICERS VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE FOR SUN HELMET - KIRKWOODS This is a very rare badge being the type worn on the white helmet. Circa 1881 to 1914. ( K & K 256 ). Superb example by KIRKWOODS of Edinburgh and with their jeweller tablet to rear. 4 lugs, these in silver, unusually all 4 are present. Long scrolls. 3 piece construction. This is a larger badge than the post Victorian examples. Some polishing to high points and "Jimmy". Still with original long cotter pins, these rounded for the shape of the cloth helmet this has been worn on. A very rare, attractive high quality piece by Scotlands top maker .
BLACK WATCH - PERTH HIGHLAND RIFLE VOLUNTEERS OFFICERS SILVER GLENGARRY BADGE Nice silver version of the Perthshire R.V. cap badge. Unmarked silver with silver lugs. Nicely fretted centre. QVC . officers examples are scarce. V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH - POST '52 OFFICERS BADGE Very good 1950's example retaining it's silver frosting and gilding . 3 piece construction. Good quality . V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH - VICTORIAN PERTH HIGHLAND R.V. OFFICERS SILVER CAP BADGE Rare badge circa 1874 - 1881 for wear on the glengarry. Unmarked silver with lovely age patina. Silver lugs. V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH -1ST FIFESHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEER CORPS HELMET PLATE Ordinary ranks w/m Victorian helmet plate. Nicely toned. QVC. Thane of Fife to centre. 3 lugs. Rare V.G.C The 1st Fifeshire rifle volunteer corps became a volunteer battalion of the Black Watch in 1881. redesignated 6th (Perthshire) Volunteer Battalion Black Watch in 1887
BLACK WATCH / SEAFORTHS . VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS HIGHLAND BROADSWORD Historically important. Beautiful and extremely rare attributed sword to John Mc Kenzie V.C. Acid etched Black Watch blade in top condition with no rust or blackening. Fishskin bound handle, steel basket, original red " Wig " all in good condition. Basket insert good but with some blue trim loss and one small area of loss to the red exterior. John Mc Kenzie was approx the 12th Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross . He won it at Dompoassi in the Ashanti War (now Ghana). One of only 2 recipients of the V.C. in that war. V.G.C. As this is a high ticket item I would consider a part exchange for good items ( british or German headgear/ dirk sgian dhus ). Considering a good dirk now will cost you £4000/ 4500 the price is realistic for such a unique item. Copy of Wilkinson record comes with the sale. John Henry Mackenzie, awarded a DCM as a Corporal with the Seaforth Highlanders, recommended for a VC as a Sergeant with the Seaforth Highlanders from an action on 09 June 1900. Commissioned as a 2nd Lt with the Black Watch on 29 Nov 1900, the sword dates to late 1900 (from the Harvey's generic Wilkinson lists) so would have been his commissioning dress/undress sword, was awarded a VC in April 1901 at St James Palace. Transferred to the Royal Scots in 1904 and served on loan to an African Army unit. Promoted to Major and died in action, WW1 in 1915 at Festubert commanding the Bedfordshire Regiment.
BLACK WATCH 1892 BIRMINGHAM SILVER SWEETHEART BADGE Early piece , pre Boer War when the Regiment saw action in Africa and India. Large size . One and a half inches by one and a half approx. Silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1892 and jeweller mark " E.F. " ? I've left the dark age toning on. Very elaborate detail. Nice original pin and hook. Rare. V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH 1914 EDINBURGH SILVER HALLMARK ED OFFICERS BADGE Black Watch hallmarked badges are rare. Hallmarked badges were private purchase, the army did not pay for having them Assayed. I presume as issue badges to the Watch were always of good quality few officers bought their own, subsequently making silver hallmarked examples exceedingly rare. This one is Edinburgh silver for 1914 . Maker mkd. " H.T. " ( Henry tatton ). The badge is a beatiful example with long scrolls and even has silver lugs. V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH ASSOCIATION BADGE - MAKER MKD. Striking Kings Crown wartime example.Bi metal as per officers type. Scottish maker to rear, W.L. THOMSON - GLASGOW. Loop for attaching red feather. Mint
BLACK WATCH BLAZER BADGE Nice embroidered blazer badge. Backed with a piece of Regimental tartan. Removed from jacket. V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH CAP BADGE
BLACK WATCH CAR BADGE/MASCOT - J.R.GAUNT BIRMINGHAM Rare piece dating from the 1950's. WW1 type cap badge with scrolls over undamaged green , red & blue enamel. Maker mkd. for J.R.Gaunt so excellent quality. Undamaged/ pitted chrome. V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH EARLY PLAID BROOCH This is a very nice example. Silver or heavy silver with black age patina. Hand etched thistle quoit. Correct overlong original pin as found on Victorian/ early 20th Century ones. Nicely detailed. V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH OFFICERS / SNCO\'S FEATHER BONNET BADGE Lovely bi metal badge with long lugs for wear on the feather bonnet. Cast back plate. 3 piece construction. Beautiful. Circa WW1.
BLACK WATCH OFFICERS SPORRAN CANTLE -WILSON & SHARP - ATTRIBUTED - BOND - MILITARY CROSS WINNER Stunning sporran cantle formerly the property of 2 Lt. Edward Ramsden Priestley M.C. and engraved to the top with his initials "E.R.P.B.". This is an extremely nice example, nicely gilded and with " Wilson & Sharp, Edinburgh " jewellers tablet to the top. Copy paperwork and 2nd Btn. Black Watch copy photo comes with the sale. Rare attributed piece of high quality V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH PLAID BROOCH - ROMANES & PATERSON EDINBURGH Super example with sharp detail. V.G.C.. Good stout pin. Maker marked "ROMANES & PATERSON EDINBURGH" to rear. Circa WW1.
BLACK WATCH SENIOR OFFICERS SILVER PLAID BROOCH This one is a real rarity and one of the most striking brooches I've ever seen ! Unmarked silver. Domed quoit with "NE MO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT". Around the edge a very well detailed raised thistle border. Large clear citrine on raised legs to the centre. Stout original pin to reverse. Outstanding.
BLACK WATCH SILVER FROSTED ON SILVER SPORRAN BADGE FIRMIN Beautiful maker mkd. example. Great detail. Silver noth and south lugs. Retaining most of it's original silver frosting. V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH SILVER PLAID BROOCH -KIRKWOODS - BOXED
BLACK WATCH TAM O SHANTER Inter war / WW2 Tam O Shanter bonnet. Quilted single stitch tan cotton lining. Old style large red hackle. Approx. size 56. Khaki wool touree. couple of tiny bits of moth tracking to the nape of the cloth and a tiny nick like it's been caught on something.. Great looking TOS. V.G.C.
BLACK WATCH VICTORIAN OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH Nice silver plated example with hand etched thistle quoit. Well detailed unmarked silver St. Andrew to centre. Correct over long stout pin to reverse. Slight finish loss to upper edge hence lower price. Excellent
BLACK WATCH WW2 K.I.A. OFFICERS GLENGARRY & SPORRAN Beautiful items both made by rare Perth maker T. Kemp of Perth who were the main military outfitters for the Black Watch when they're H.Q. was in Perth. Beautiful top end sporran with red morocco leather back and impressed makers stamp. Lovely mix of white horsehair and goathair.Heavy gilded cantle. Leather topped tassles, the tassles themselves again, a mix of horse and goat hair. Glengarry c/w it's original post '36 officers badge in unmarked silver, also it's original red hackle, Glengarry with a Kemp label. Good size approx 57. Name of the officer who was killed in 1940 to the buyer. Both items in lovely condition, the glengarry with light service wear, the sporran hardly worn.
BOER WAR - 2ND VB A & SH 1901 BIRMINGHAM SILVER & GILT FOB Beautiful and very rare 2nd Volunteer Btn. A & S.H. shield shaped fob / pendant. Never seen another of these and it's been in my collection for many years. Approximately 38 mm H (excluding ring) x 25 mm W. V.G.C.
BOER WAR - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKED BADGE Good die struck silver hallmarked officers cap badge. “I” for Birmingham 1902 and maker , " J&Co ". Correct " Tail Up " cat for the Boer War period. Rare
BOER WAR - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS LONDON SILVER SOUTH AFRICA SWEETHEART BROOCH Silver hallmarks for London 1902. Lucky horseshoe as they tended to use for that war. Argylls device within. 2 piece construction. Scarce . V.G.C.
BOER WAR - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS OFFICERS TUNIC & BREECHES This one just just reeks of combat on the Vleld. Good size for the period. Marked inside " L " but it's a medium by todays standards being approx. a 38" chest. Classic Boer War KD tunic with the bullet loops above the breast pockets. A & S.H. brass buttons. Pips for a Captain. Still has the white shirt collar attached. No moth or damage. Owners initials to inside of collar. Breeches with moth damage to front but are part of the original uniform. Please note this sale is tunic and breeches . Hat not for sale . I just bought this uniform back from a customer, it was listed previously on my site. Great original item that I jumped at the chance of buying back. Low price. Rare. V.G.C.
BOER WAR - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS SLOUCH HAT / PAGRI BADGE Very nice gilded example of this scarce badge. Pin back , not conversion from collar. I have owned a couple of slouch hats with this same badge on them. Also worn with the solar topee. As per collar style but with added scrolls to bottom. Correct overlong pin for the period. V.G.C.
BOER WAR - BLACK WATCH SERGEANTS H/M SILVER TOP PRESENTATION DRILL CANE Truly a thing of outstanding beauty ! Presented to a Boer War vet with a 7 bar QSA. Very ornate with Black Watch device and a dedication to the recipient on top. Silver hallmarks for 1902. Beautiful age toning to shaft and 2 piece tip. Georgeous. V.G.C.
BOER WAR - BRITISH OFFICERS SPORTSMANS KNIFE Quality example of the multi tool sportsmans knife favoured by British officers in the Boer War. Maker mkd.to blade " Smith & Son - Scarboro ". Classic shape and this is the rarer smaller size. Handle measures 2 and a half inches long approx. Blades have been well used and shortened. Corkscrew good, stone removing tool for horses hooves also good. Retains the lanyard ring to top. Smooth nickel handle plates good. Priced to sell.
BOER WAR - LOTHIANS AND BERWICKSHIRE YEOMANRY CAVALRY - ONE MANS ITEMS Nice rare lot from the estate of a former L & B . Y.C. sergeant who served in the Boer War as part of the Imperial Yeomanry. Comprises, 1 - Rare Troopers metal helmet with all complete and well detailed helmet plate. Metal skull good. Leather part of the liner absent, liner band present. Brass trim good. Intricate spike. Intricate well detailed Oak leaf pattern to the rear spine.. Horsehair plume is good but has been given a small haircut to sit better by the soldier. Rose boss from the top of plume absent. Leather backed chin scales good. Front peak with leather backing to the inside. 2- Bullion sergeants sleeve badge. These are very rare and the chevrons are surmounted by unit insignia of a bushel of corn, later adopted by the Lothian and Borders Horse. 3- Four Bar QSA . Named to him , 8410 - Pte J. Murray - 19th Coy. 6th Imp Yeo. Nice condition and like all the items in the group, uncleaned as they came to me. 4- Two In Theatre photographs of him in the field, in their period frames. Both with nice depictions of the variety of uniform worn in the Boer War. 5 - A pair of black and tan riding boots. These are complete but the leather is dry. Cracking lot .
BOER WAR - SHUREYS ILLUSTRATED WAR MAGAZINE - 1900 Rare publication dealing with Britain's military involvement around the globe but especially the Boer War. Complete but not mint but some pics would look great framed. No.38 and front illustration is dtd. 1900 so I presume that's also the date for the magazine.
BOER WAR / WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS RARE BOOK COVER INSIGNIA BADGE X 2 Unusual pieces being similar to oversized collar dogs. Tail up cat for the Victorian era. Heavy chrome finish. Taken from an ex Officers Mess book cover. Over 2 x 1 inches in size. Very rare, likely One Off pieces. Want an item to the Argylls no one has , these are it. V.G.C.
BOER WAR / WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - OFFICERS -ZEISS BINOCULARS WITH TAN TROPICAL COVERED CASE. DUNDEE MAKER From my personal collection of Argylls items. Likely used in Salonika or Middle East or possibly Boer War. Binoculars are in great condition. Good original neck strap. Original leather case has a khaki drill cover . Maker is " Lennie & Thomson - Dundee " Officers initials incised into front " E.L.J.S. " Case is also named to " J.L.Scott - A & S Hrs. ". Case and shoulder strap are in great condition. Rare. V.G.C.
BOER WAR ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SWEET HEART BADGE Boer War sweetheart brooch./ lapel badge. Blue enamel on brass serrated surround with nickel silver centrepiece in relief. Intricate ropework pattern to inner and outer edge of the enamel part. No enamel damage. Original pin and hook assembly..
BOER WAR ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS POCKET KNIFE Rare multi bladed high end pocket knife which belonged to Stirling Militia ( 4th Argylls ) officer A.Parker Smith. Edinburgh maker. I am sure he is researchable.
BOER WAR CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PLAID BROOCH - NAMED Very nice brooch in unmarked silver. Attributed to " Duncan Campbell of Blair Atholl ( Army No. ) 239 - 1882 - 1901. Very rare to find them named like this and possibly presented to him. Scrip is nicely done. Stout original pin and hook.
BOER WAR GENERAL BULLER PLATE Well glazed pottery plate with image of Buller to the centre. Strung for wall hanging at the back. Good size approx, 9 and a half inch diameter.
BOER WAR LORD ROBERT PIN BADGE Nice Patriotic badge from the period. Scarce. V.G.C.
BOER WAR SEAFORTH HLDRS. 1900 H/M SILVER OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH Truly a Thing of Beauty ! Officers silver hallmarked plaid brooch with B/ham silvermarks for 1900. Good condition and will come up nicely with a silver cloth. Stags Head in relief to centre. Quoit with Battle Honours. Original stout pin and hook to rear. These don't appear often in the marketplace now especially as nice as this one. V.G.C.
BOER WAR SILVER H/M WATCH FOB - LORD ROBERTS & KITCHENER Beautiful condition watch fob / pendant with clear pictures of Lord Roberts on one side and Kitchener on the other. Set in a silver frame with silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1899. Excellent.
BOY BRIGADE WW2 NATIONAL SERVICE BADGE Very nice example of this scarce badge. Well detailed and retaining almost all it's silver wash finish.
BOYS SCOUTS 1978 B/HAM SILVER \" WITH THANKS\" BADGE Nice bar badge . Well detailed. No rubbing or damage. Silver hallmarks to the back for 1978 Birmingham. v.g.c.
BRIGADIER 9 COMMANDO / ARGYLLS - ATTRIBUTED BROADSWORD Beautiful piece attributed to Ronnie Tod. Argylls Regimental blade. Good condition. Initials to blade. Wilkinson mkd. with their unique number , 60203. TOD, Ronald John Frederick (Brig) Known as: Ronnie Rank: Brigadier Unit/Base: 6 Independent Company 11 Independent Company 9 Commando Regiment/Corps: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Service number: 32187 Honours & Awards: Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) Distinguished Service Order Bar to the Distinguished Service Order Born: Friday, November 3, 1905 Died : Saturday, April 5, 1975 Operations: Operation Collar Operation Ambassador Operation Roast Commissioned into the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders in 1925. Served in No 6 Independent Company and was Officer Commanding No 11 Independent Company in 1940 and later took command of No 9 Commando in 1942. Awarded DSO, and later a Bar to the DSO, each for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy " whilst commanding No 9 Commando in 1944. Promoted Brigadier and Officer Commanding 2 Commando Brigade, in 1945 he was awarded a CBE for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy." Commando Association Newsletter 61 of 1975. "We are saddened by the death on 5th April last of Brigadier Ronald John Froderick Tod CBE, DSO & Bar, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a Vice President of the Association and one of the first Commanding Officers of the Independent Companies from which Army Commandos were developed. Lt.Colonel Michael Allen (9 Commando) writes: Ronnie Tod, as he was universally and affectionately known, rose spontaneously during the Second World War to the occasion for which he had been trained as a regular soldier, and throughout his wartime commands of No. 6 Independent Company, No. 9 Commando and ultimately 2nd Commando Brigade, he operated as a talented, intrepid, and adventurous professional. He instinctively recognised the right job to be done, acknowledged the supreme significance of the men with whom he had to see to the doing of it, and then commanded, cared for, and directed them accordingly. Those men remained under his command with unswerving resolution and loyalty for so long as they were fit and able. Ronnie Tod was daunted by nothing except concern for his men, and at all times was inspired by an implacable determination that together they would achieve the object of whatever task or exercise was set them. He will happily have joined those whose names are inscribed in the Cornmando Roll of Honour Book which rests in St. George's Chapel, Westminster Abbey and we recall that the final completion of this Book of Remembrance was only made possible by his generosity. We have lost another comrade without the like of whom the Army Commandos would never have gained their place in the history of the British Army". Early life and career Tod was born on 3 November 1905. On graduation from Royal Military College, Sandhurst he was commissioned into the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders as a second lieutenant on 29 January 1925. On 14 December 1932 (now a lieutenant) he was seconded for service with the Colonial Office, joining 4th Battalion, Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force. He was promoted captain on 6 June 1935, and took command of one of the battalion's companies. His secondment ended on 1 August 1938, and he returned to the UK, taking up regimental duties with 1st Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in early 1939. Second World War In March 1940, following the outbreak of the Second World War, Tod volunteered to join the Independent Companies being raised for the Norwegian Campaign. He was promoted to acting major on 2 April and became Officer Commanding No. 6 Independent Company on 25 April. He held that post until June when he was tasked with raising No. 11 Independent Company.[nb 1] As commander of this company, he led them on two "commando" raids shortly afterwards, one to Boulogne in France known as Operation Collar, and Operation Ambassador, which was a raid on the German occupied Guernsey. These were the first two such raids carried out by British commandos during the war. Just before the second of these raids he was confirmed as a temporary major on 2 July 1940. Later, on 20 January 1942 Tod was promoted to acting lieutenant colonel, his majority was made substantive on 29 January, and his acting rank was made temporary on 20 April. Later in the year he took command of No. 9 Commando. In late 1943 No. 9 Commando was detailed to take part in the Italian Campaign. Tod was later commended for his leadership during a raid across the river Garigliano on 29/30 December 1943 and during Operation Shingle, the Allied amphibious attack on Anzio on 22 January 1944. In the follow-up to the landings, the commando was ordered to take two hills to the north of Monte Ornito on the night of 23/24 February 1944. For his leadership during the attack, Tod was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 29 June 1944. The recommendation for the award describes the events of the night. The commando left its start lines at 19:30, and at about 21:30 came under heavy mortar and machine gun fire. Tod undertook a personal reconnaissance, and the ensuing attack captured a German pill box and 23 men. The commando resumed its journey towards its objective, but immediately came under heavy artillery and mortar fire which continued to build in intensity as they approached the main objective, "Point 803". As Tod gave orders for the main attack to begin, four out of five troop leaders, the intelligence officer, and the regimental sergeant major were all killed or wounded by the shelling. Tod retained control, ordering the leading troop to make the attack, supported by two other troops, while the remaining two troops were to take up covering positions to the south, where they would hopefully be out of the majority of the shelling. At this point, Tod himself was wounded in both arms and both legs, but still managed to order his adjutant forward to take command of the attack. Tod then lost consciousness for about ten minutes, but after coming round, began to oversee the evacuation of the wounded. The troops detailed to attack the objective managed to attain it, but were taking heavy casualties, so Tod ordered a retreat to defensive positions on the southern slope of Mount Ornito. Tod was among the last group to fall back, and had to be supported by the adjutant as they made their way back. He remained in command until 10:30 the following morning when his brigade commander ordered him to seek medical attention. According to the recommendation he "undoubtedly saved a critical situation and had a very steadying influence on his unit". Another officer, George Davy, later described how that morning Tod was far more concerned about the injuries to his RSM than he was by his own wounds. Just under a month later, on 19 March 1944, the commando was ordered to carry out a diversionary attack on a dry valley in the Campo di Carne area, and for his leadership on this occasion Tod was awarded a Bar to his DSO on 20 July 1944. Again the recommendation for the award describes events. The commando's attack began at 02:00, they entered the valley and began to clear it, but it soon became apparent that the defending force was considerably larger than anticipated. Later intelligence showed that they had been facing a whole German battalion. Realising that further progress along the valley would be impossible, Tod ordered his men to take up defensive positions. They held these until the following evening, despite being under fire from three sides, and one particularly strong counterattack by the Germans. Tod was painfully wounded in the early afternoon, but continued to lead from the front. During the German counterattack, German grenades were exploding in his command position. With nightfall, the commando withdrew, bringing in all their wounded. The recommendation especially mentions Tod's "complete disregard for his own personal safety", and his "outstanding display of coolness, courage and leadership at a time when such qualities were most urgently required." Tod then served in the Greek islands with Foxforce in the summer of 1944, when 9 Commando was made part of 2nd Special Service Brigade under the command of Land Forces Adriatic, led by George Davy. Davy ordered the commando to Kythera, ready for a move to the Peloponnese in anticipation of the German withdrawal from Greece. Here, British forces were being sucked into the emerging Greek Civil War, and often found themselves between opposing communist and anti-communist Greek forces. They managed to defuse many of these potential conflicts, saving many lives in the process. Finally they were ordered to take two islands off Piraeus in order to provide security for Royal Navy minesweepers operating in the area in preparation for the arrival of larger British force under Ronald Scobie. Orders that they were not to enter Athens itself did not reach them, and Tod ensured that the airfield and various strategic points in Athens were under British control prior to Scobie's arrival. Tod was awarded the freedom of the city by Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens, and Davy credited him as "one of the two British officers who kept Greece on the free side of the Iron Curtain". Tod was then promoted to acting colonel, and appointed brigadier in command of the 2nd Special Service Brigade on 18 October 1944. With them he returned to Italy to lead them in the Spring 1945 offensive and until the end of the war. For this, and in particular the capture of Comacchio, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 20 September 1945. Retirement On 7 August 1948 Tod retired with the rank of honorary brigadier. He remained in the reserve of officers until 3 November 1955. He died on 5 April 1975. ^ No. 11 Independent Company was raised on 14 June from volunteers for commando service and members from the recently disbanded No. 9 Independent Company.
BRIGADIERS SHOULDER BOARDS - 2 Two different post '52 shoulder boards for a Brigadier. One light green cotton with stitched on cloth pips.The other is brown with anodised metal insignia.
BRITISH 1944 PATTERN WEB BELT Scarce belt. Green . Approx. 32/34 waist. Interesting belt similar to the American belt of the period . VGC
BRITISH 2ND PATTERN COMMANDO DAGGER
BRITISH 2ND PATTERN COMMANDO DAGGER - B2 Very good example from vets wife. Full length blade with good point. " B 2 " mkd. to crossguard. Original scabbard with tangs and loop removed and top part a bit dry. Nice knurled handle.
BRITISH 3RD PATTERN COMMANDO DAGGER Good maker mkd. Post vWar example by rogers. All finish remaining. Nice budget dagger. V.G.C.
BRITISH AIRBORNE PARA GROUPING ATTRIBUTED TO WW2 VET Nice selection of items to WW2 vet John Greenaway. I have his potted history, joined up at the outbreak of war and landed at Gold Beach on D Day with the 44th Tank Rgt. In 1945 he enlisted in the Territorial Parachute Rgt. Served Egypt 1952, Cyprus 1955 and Libya1969. I assume the Tropical issue Denison smock in what is known as the " Suez Camo " is from that time. Absolute cracker with coloured flash to both sleeves as well as Jump wings and WO crown to the left sleeve. Original label with Size 2 and makers details. Newey press studs.Wool cuffs in a light tan .Full length brass zip, puller absent but zip works fine. Group also includes , Copy photo of him with his Denison on. Airborne Red beret, Additional insignia comprising,Tropical sgts. arm brassard ( he attained the rank of WO2 ), sgt's stripes from ceremonial tunic, 3 different sleeve badges, WO crowns x 3. Beret is a size 57/58 approx. Tunic is in great condition and still with it's monkey tail. Great attributed grouping who continued a long military career which started in WW2. V.G.C.
BRITISH AIRBORNE PARA BERET - 1944 - BERET INDUSTRIES An exceptional beret, one of 2 bought from an Arnhem vets widow. Lettering is faint but BERET INDUSTRIES and 1944 can be made out. To further confirm the date, the paint stamp is "M" which confirms it as 1944. good size 7 approx. Leather trim, silk draw string. This one does not have the loose single thread running round the circumference but instead has double stitching which is correct for Beret Industries examples. No evidence of having a badge fitted. Exceptional condition, no moth damage or faded colour. Beautiful inside and out. Rarely found in this condition.
BRITISH ARMY - DRILL SGT.S PACE STICK Good quality and circa 1970. I see inferior copies now but this a nice original formerly belonging to a Regular Argylls Drill Sergeant. V.G.C. Due to the length of the item. We don’t post outside U.K.
BRITISH ARMY - IRISH DRUMMERS BADGE WITH BACKING Nice brass example. This one from a Royal Ulster drummer. Mounted as worn on heavy dark felt. V.G.C.
BRITISH ARMY EMERGENCY RESERVE (AER)LAPEL BADGE Nice silvered example. Button hole fixing. V.G.C.
BRITISH ARMY SERGEANTS RED SASH Good example circa 1970's. Long . See pics for measurements. Army issue. V.G.C.
BRITISH M TYPE 1955 DTD. OXYGEN MASK & FLYING HELMET Scarce Cold War oxygen mask and inner helmet. Small rubber lozenge to the wearers left side with 1955 date and other details. Some perishing, hose broken. Has what I believe is the ejector seat coupling on the bottom of the hose ? Marked " OD / 1525 " and WD arrow. The cloth inner helmet for wear with the bone dome is a large size and in good condition. Label with " 22C/1732 -Size 4 - KX/R/267/65 and WD arrow.
BRITISH PARA BERET - 1943 - KANGOL - AIRBORNE As nice as you are likely to find. Just bought along with another from an Arnhem vets widow. Very clear KANGOL WEAR LTD, WD arrow and 1943 date. The paint stamp has WD and the letter N which indicates again 1943. Size is 7 and 1 eighth. This one has the correct loose single stitch running round the circumference, this often missing even on genuine examples. No holes for badge so possibly not even worn. No moth or damage and as near mint as you will find. Leather trim, silk draw string. Bright original colour, no fading. Exceptional
BRITISH RAF PILOTS C - TYPE FLYING HELMET & MK.8 GOGGLES - LARGE SIZE Good straight from the family helmet and goggles set. Helmet is in good condition with most of the chromed leather finish good. One small area of finish loss where the goggles have been sitting . Small point as the leather is nice and supple. All wiring present and good. Receivers with markings"10/ 13466" and WD arrow and " Ref No. 10A / 13466 " and AM crown. Inside good and with servicemans name and part number, Elastic in chin strap good. Large size approx. 57/58. Goggles with faint ink stamp to inside of bridge leather. Retaining most of the RAF blue / grey paint. Small crack on the right hand lens .Good strap . V.G.C.
BRITISH RED CROSS - COUNTY/BRANCH BADGE - CITY OF GLASGOW A scarce original early period Scottish County 'British Red Cross Society County of City of Glasgow gilt and enamel badge', the reverse with maker's details 'J.R Gaunt London' and impressed with recipients name and number. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright. Height 49mm. The British Red Cross Society County or Branch badge was Instituted in 1911 and Discontinued in 1956.
BRITISH RTR TANK SLEEVE BADGE - REMOVED FROM UNIFORM This came with other items from a deceased Recce Corps soldier a few years ago. Embroidered with good detail. Soldier served in Western Desert, Italy and and Northern Europe. No moth or damage. V.G.C.
BRITISH UNION OF FASCISTS BELT AND BUCKLE Very rare belt and buckle set. Buckle with Fascist symbol. Heavy broad leather belt with stamping impressed to leather "ACKMAN.L.G.Co 1934 GUARANTEED ALL HIDE" Super condition. I've seen the buckles before but never a complete belt. V.G.C..
BRITISH VICTORIAN MEDICAL STAFF CORPS SHAKO BADGE Rare cap badge circa 1893. Gilded brass. 8 point star with superimposed laurel wreath. Fretted central cross . Replacement red felt behind. QVC crown . 3 part scroll to bottom with " Medical Staff Corps ". K &K 1008. V.G.C.
BRITISH WW2 LARGE CHOCOLATE & BOILED SWEET TIN Good larger size ration tin . Nicely marked up and dated 1943. Retains almost all it's original brown finish. V.G.C.
BRITISH WW2 ROYAL TANK REGIMENT - RED LANYARD RTR red lanyard from WW2. Scarce. VGC.
BRITISH WW2 SHIELFIELD FIGHTING KNIFE
BUTTON HOLE RIBBON - HINDENBURG / RUSSIAN FRONT Nice example and unusual ribbon bar Rolled up ribbons on a button. Hindenburg X with swords for combatants and Eastern Front ribbon. V.G.C.
C.1860 VICTORIAN INVERNESS SILVER SKEAN DHU - JAMES FERGUSON Beautiful earlyInverness silver mounted skean dhu circa 1859 by James Ferguson. Silver with unusual Celtic pattern and in excellent condition. Bog oak silver studded handle . Brown leather scabbard in VGC. Lovely script on the back " ALISTER Mc ALISTER FROM THE MURRAY OF HARRIS. " Blade with sweat pitting to one side and etched with " James Ferguson - inverness". Skean dhus like this rarely crop up and I like the shorter handle which allows the silver to be shown as opposed to being hidden beneath the sock line.
CALCUTTA SCOTTISH WW1 GLENGARRY - RARE super rare glengarry to the Calcutta Scottish. Unique green/white dicing and green touree. Has been fitted with their cap badge which had diagonally opposed lugs. Leather trim. No moth. Large size for the period , approx 56/57. Their glengarries were never fitted with tails so not tails removed, rather made like this. V.G.C.
CALGARY HIGHLANDERS. POST '52 CAP BADGE Very nice Queens Crown 3 part example. Most bronze finish remaining.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS - OFFICERS SILVER FEATHER BONNET BADGE Officers feather bonnet badge in un marked silver. Beautiful detail. No rubbing or damage. Long lugs for use on the feather bonnet. Circa WW1. V.G.C.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS - PIPERS - LARGE CROSS BELT BADGE Same size as a plaid brooch but with screw post fixings to the back. For pipers cross belt. Nickel silver. Nice detail thistle border. Battle Honours and sphinx to centre. V.G.C. Rare
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CAR MASCOT - GAUNT Nice old Gaunt made Cameron Highlanders car mascot. Nice sharp detail central device with coloured stripes behind, the paint on these possibly touched up at some point. Defo been on the car and not in the display cabinet . Rare piece before the acrylic versions came in in the '60's.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY/CAP BADGE I don't list or buy many of these but the detail on this one is outstanding. Very sharp features and high forehead. Thistle detail outstanding. Silver plated, not a Jocks example , likely for an NCO. v.g.c.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS SILVER PLATED COLLAR BADGE Cast example. Silvered lugs. Circa WW1. V.G.C.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PIPERS PLAID BROOCH Cracking example of this rare early pre 1881 pattern plaid brooch. Nickel silver oval , hand etched with " Cameron Highlanders ". Interesting on the back. Stamped " PI " ( piper )and also has the pipers name hand applied , I can't make out the name. Good period pin and hook with correct slightly over long pin for the period. V.G.C.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS TERRITORIAL OFFICERS DIRK BELT Beautiful officers dirk belt. Silver thistle motif brocade. Substantial silver plated oval buckle with gilded Cameron device to centre. Black Morocco leather backing. Small size, around 30 inch waist. Rare. V.G.C.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS WW1 NAMED PLAID BROOCH Nice attributable piece. Nickel silver . Nicely fretted. The back makes this one. Engraved " No. 1 " to top with a number 4 hand applied next to it. To the bottom engraving with " SERGTS MESS - DEPOT - CAMERON HDR's " Rare with markings. Period replaced pin. V.G.C.
CAMERON HLDRS SILVER PLATED CAP BADGE Good post 1902 Cameron badge. This one silver plated with plated lugs. Nicely detailed. V.G.C.
CAMERON HLDRS WW1 PERIOD OFFICERS/PIPERS SKEAN DHU Good example of an early Camerons black knife.Studded Bog oak handle with silver sphinx. Foiled citrine to top.Good scabbard leather. Blade with some darkening but no rot or rust. Rare
CAMERON HLDRS. IN THEATRE MADE CAST CAP BADGE Scarce sand cast example with good detail. Quite heavy. Cast badges were usually In Theatre made. This one has been cast from a good quality badge as the facial features and thistles are very sharp.
CAMERON HLDRS. INSCRIBED PLAID BROOCH Very nice detail plaid brooch in nickel silver. What makes this one is the inscription on the back. "Sergts. Mess, Depot, Cameron Hldrs" Also, "N (number ) 2. A further hand mkd. "4". Pin replaced period although it would be easy to have a more substantial pin fitted because of the hinge arrangement if desired. Super piece.
CAMERON HLDRS. OFFICERS VICTORIAN PLAID BROOCH Superb high quality silvered example with extra fretting as per officers pattern. This one has excellent detail to the thistle wreath which also has very high relief. Original stout pin and hook to the back. I've left this one uncleaned and as found, will polish up beautifully if desired. 100% original as usual
CAMERON HLDRS. PRE CRIMEA OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE Very rare and in excellent condition. Oval plate with thistle below large Victorian crown. Correct pin and 2 studs to rear. From a very old collection.
CAMERON HLRS. OFFICERS CAST SILVER FEATHER BONNET BADGE Lovely well detailed officers badge in unmarked silver. Longer loops for use on the feather bonnet. Uncleaned with dark age patina. Will clean up nicely if desired. V.G.C.
CAMERONANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) PIPERS CAP BADGE Nice condition, no rubbing or damage. Correct 3 lugs to rear. V.G.C.
CAMERONIAN (SCOTTISH RIFLES) COLLAR PAIR Nice matched pair of these now very difficult to obtain collars. Blackened brass and retaining most of their original finish. North and south lugs, not later single post. V.G.C.
CAMERONIAN (SCOTTISH RIFLES) SGT. CAP BADGE Very nice example.Large size as worn by sgt's and officers. Nickel silver. Uncleaned and nicely toned. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) BLACKENED COLLAR DOG Nice single rear post example retaining almost all it's original blackened finish. V.G.C.
CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) CAST SERGEANT'S BADGE Cast " Been There" example. There were usually made in theatre by local artisans and as such are scarce.Likely the soldier has seen action in India or North Africa/ Middle East. Circa WW1/WW2. Sand cast and substantial. Has had the lugs resoldered during it's working life . This has been soldier done as they have been crudely reapplied there is a lot of old lead solder residue. Small area of finish loss on the star. Good detail and not rubbed. Good honest example in the larger size for sgts. and officers.
CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) OFFICERS POUCH BADGE Bi metal. Die struck. Seperately applied Silver star. 3 lugs. Dark age toning. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) SILVER / SP - COLLAR DOG Lovely piece retaining it's frosted silver finish. Silver plated lugs. Not sure if it's silver or plate so priced as plate. Scarce V.G.C.
CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) VOLUNTEER OFFICERS POUCH BADGE Lovely example of a post 1901 die stamped silver plated pouch badge as worn by Volunteer Battalions. Very well detailed. Three lugs to the reverse. VGC.
CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES - OFFICERS SILVER H/M CROSSBELT BADGE Stunning example with super sharp detail and no rubbing or damage. Birmingham silver hallmarks small “I“for 1910. 4 posts with the original finger tighteners. Heavy piece. Rare. V.G.C.
CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) - PIPERS CAP BADGE This is a great example. Sharp detail. 3 lugs. Seeded scroll. No rubbing or damage. Nicely toned. V.G.C.
CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) 4 LARGE BLACK BUTTONS 2 Kings crown & 2 Queens crown. correct blackened finish. Seem to be made of horn ? V.G.C.
CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) SGT'S CAP BADGE Nice heavy cast example in nickel silver . No rubbing or damage and with nice age toning. Long lugs. Larger size as worn by SNCO's and officers. V.G.C.
CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) VICTORIAN OFFICERS CAP BADGE Retaining almost all it's original blackened finish. Base metal is brass. Scarce officers badge. Circa 1881. V.G.C.
CAMERONIANS PAGRI BADGE - PIN BACK As per the pipers badge but smaller and worn on the slouch hat and sun helmet. North & south pin back with upside down pin which I've encountered before. Always been pin back , not a conversion from lugs. Silvered finish. Die struck. Well detailed. V.G.C.
CAMERONIANS SHOULDER TITLE Blackened brass and retaining most finish. Early hex lugs. V.G.C.
CANADIAN - MOUNT ALLISON OTC CAP BADGE Good early bronze example retaining all it's finish. Well struck. Mint.
CANADIAN LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN COLLAR PAIR Nice matched set of collars . No rubbing or damage. Paramilitary force. V.G.C.
CANADIAN( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) CALGARY HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE Calgary Hldrs. wartime cap badge. Kings crown. Affiliated to the Argylls. Great condition.
CASTLE SHOULDER PATCH
CHANNEL ISLAND TRANSITIONAL CAMO HELMET Another from my personal collection. Correct green with black splotch sprayed camo. ?L64 shell. Pigskin liner with 3 tongue ends detached but present, attached to original drawstring. Owners name "EHRET" applied to apron and liner. Found in Jersey after the war. Rare 2nd line troops helmet.
CHINESE CULTURE REVOLUTION MAO LEADER PIN BADGE Real Deal, out of China circa 1966. Translates as " Vive Chairman Mao ". with his head in relief. Near mint condition. Numbered to back.
CITY OF EDINBURGH & MIDLOTHIAN RIFLE ASSOC. PRIZE MEDAL Good condition bronze medal as issued to Rifle Volunteers who won prizes on this contest instituted in 1863. Good condition
CITY OF GLASGOW WHISTLE Nicely marked up Thunderer style whistle. Chromed brass. Some finish loss where it's been held and also blown.
COMMAND CONTROL GERMANY - MATCHED PAIR OF FORMATION SIGNS - ATTRIBUTED Good "Removed from Uniform" matched pair of embroidered sleeve badges. The officer who wore these was in Berlin at wars end before working at the Nuremburg War Trials. Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs ex 2nd Btn. - Name to buyer
COURT MOUNTED GERMAN WW1 3 MEDAL GROUPING Nicely court mounted 3 medal group comprising, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Hindenburg Cross with Swords for combatants, and Prussian 9 year service medal. All original as worn . Good pin to rear. V.G.C
D.A.K. - AFRIKA KORPS HELMET - LIBYA Bought from a Libyan farmer in the 1960's . Definite correct shade of DAK paint. Pitted but solid after it's year exposed to the sun. Large size M40. Rare to get a DAK battlefield relic.
DDR EAST GERMANY BAYONET - MATCHING NO.
DESERT RATS - EL ALAMEIN VETS ARMOURED GROUPING An amazing collection of items belonging to Charles A Simmers.Originally from Aberdeen this trooper saw service as a tank man in North Africa, Italy and Germany. During his service he served with different armoured units and there are patches and shoulder slides to them in the group inc. Desert Rat Jerboa, RTR and 4th Indian Brigade shoulder slides.21st Tank Brigade patch mounted on khaki formation sign, RTR cap badge and collar, XRH shoulder title pair, Sharpshooters collar,Alamein vets medal. Also a period photograph of him in uniform in what I suspect is Italy( dated Sept 1943 on back ) and his Soldiers Pay book which is very interesting. All the above in the card ration box it came to me in. Fantastic.
DEUTSCHLANDS ERHEBUNG 1933 SS RELATED PLAQUE Scarce circular plaque, 6" dia., bears the large motto in relief: "DEUTSCHLANDS ERHEBUNG 1933" ("The Elevation of Germany 1933"). It's a metal version of the classic rear photo shot of the SS troops in their black uniforms at the Nuremburg Rally . Very well detailed in a silvered finish. V.G.C.
DORSET RGT. - OFFICERS \" MARABOUT \" COLLAR BADGE Scarce officers collar with " Marabout " Battle Honour set on green enamel. Likely circa 1902. V.G.C. The Sphinx badge was worn by several other regiments but the Battle Honour MARABOUT was special to the Dorsets. The green enamel was used as both the 39th and 54th regiments had green facings before the amalgamated regiment was ordered to wear white in 1881.
DULWICH COLLEGE LONDON OTC CAP BADGE Correct small size bronze cap badge. K & K vOL. 2 - 2544. Excellent condition.
DUMBARTON R.V. ( 9TH A & S.H.) OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH Beautiful example from my own collection. Unmarked silver quoit.3 metal construction. All original . Later became 9th Argylls. Very rare.
DUMBARTON R.V. ( 9TH ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. ) VICTORIAN CAP BADGE Nice o/r's example in die struck brass. Good, " One Look " original, I say this as fakes of this badge abound on a well known selling platform ! Good detail. Old polish residue to back. Scarce . V.G.C.
DUMBARTON R.V. ( 9TH ARGYLL& SUTHERLAND HLDRS. ) - MEDAL Rare piece circa 1903. Silver fob measuring approx. 1 and a quarter inches tall by an inch wide. D.R.V. device to centre with Dumbartons Latin motto to top and , " Dumbartonshire Volunteers " to bottom. To the back, very nicely inscribed, " Denny Cup Badges - 1903 - F Company - 1st DRV - Pte. R. Williamson " Unmarked silver. Rare V.G.C.
DUMBARTON RIFLE VOLS OFFICERS FEATHER BONNET BADGE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND Beautiful badge from my own collection. Silver plated with solid gilded centre. Long lugs for feather bonnet.Heavy construction. Rare Dumbarton R.V. became 9th Btn. Argyll and Sutherland Hldrs.
DUMBARTON RIFLE VOLS. - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. -VICTORIAN SHAKO BADGE. Good solid die struck brass shako badge. Nice slightly curved shaping to suit hat. QVC . Outer strap with " Dumbartonshire Rifle Volunteers with Elephant and Howdah within. V.G.C.
DUMBARTON RIFLE VOLS.( 9th A & S.H.)OFFICERS SKEAN DHU - REGIMENTAL BLADE Very striking and super rare Skean Dhu to the DRV. This one has a beautiful large Regimental device of Elephant and Howdah with Fortitude through Strength motto below. Acid etched blade with "DRV - VR" Silver mounts and great cairngorm to top of bog oak handle. Not cheap but try finding another. 35 years collecting Argylls items and this my first one of these. In 1881 the Dumbarton R.V. became the 9th Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs.
DUMBARTON RIFLE VOLUNTEERS GLENGARRY Rare pre WW1 glengarry to D R V who later became the 9th Argylls. Argyll type dicing but slightly smaller. Leather edging. C/w it\'s original Dumbarton badge. Good size for the period , approx 57. Tails absent V G C
DUMBARTONSHIRE R.V. (ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) BELT & BUCKLE Extremely rare and from my personal Argylls collection. White buff leather belt in great order and owners initials applied to the inside. Fit up to 32' waist. Buckle very well detailed with the Elephant and Howdah to centre and to the outside " Dumbartonshire Volunteers ". Very rare and a reluctant (thanks to stupid Scottish government policies ) sale. V.G.C.
DUMBARTONSHIRE RIFLE VOLS. - OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE - ATTRIBUTED Very nice SBP from the home of Cpt. Lochie of Dumbarton who served in WW1. This came many years ago with other items of his inc. his uniform, glengarry etc. I have decided now to let this piece go. Immaculate with no issues. The pictures say it all.
DUMBARTONSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH Look at this beauty ! 4piece construction. Silver plated quoit with Roccocco design. Thistle wreath with fine detail. Elephant and howdah to centre, this is 2 piece with the front part in burnished brass, again with great detail. Very robust unusual fixings for the thistles and elephant. Rare.
DUNBARTONSHIRE VOLUNTEERS LARGE & SMALL BUTTONS
EARL HAIG 1936 POSTMARKED CARD SENT TO O.B.E.- SUNDAY PICTORIAL Nice card of Douglas Haig in uniform with his medals. This card was sent to prospective customers by the Sunday Pictorial to highlight the resumption of it's publishing in 1936. This one addressed to a Mr. Low O.B.E. and franked for January 1936
EARLY - GERMAN ARMY (HEER) DAGGER C/W PORTAPEE & HANGERS This is an early type complete dagger set by Eickhorn. Lovely matching patina throughout . The grip has a beautiful deep orange colour with no chips or cracks. The generic cross guard has very sharp detail and with no rubbing or damage. The blade is bright throughout and with a nice deeply etched Eickhorn logo.Good tip. The scabbard is perfectly straight with nice dark patina. Original to it hangers, marked D.R.G.M. . Portapee knot, in fine condition. A complete original rig from a deceased old collectors family and increasingly hard to find like this these days. Please note, this is an excerpt from "wardaggers.com" relating to the use of generic cross guards. This is a 100% original piece and is guaranteed as such. "This time consuming process of hand finishing and the costs involved with using superior materials was not cost effective and once the contracts had been obtained, many firms started to streamline production and to either source parts from other manufacturers or to standardize production with the use of high quality moulds and castings that required limited hand chasing. It should be noted that suppliers and assemblers alike swapped or purchased parts from each other on a regular basis ". V.G.C.
EARLY 20TH CENTURY GORDON HIGHLANDERS SILVER SKEAN DHU BY A & J. SMITH ABERDEEN Beautiful Sgian Dhu in rare Aberdeen silver. Maker mkd. to blade and bottom handle mount, " A & J SMITH - ABERDEEN " (Alex and John Smith - 1880 - 1932 ).Mount also stamped " Silver ". Lovely condition with nice foiled citrine on the unique style pedestal used by the Gordons.Bog oak studded handle. Morocco leather covered wood scabbard.
EARLY GERMAN RAD (LABOUR SERVICE) MEMBERSHIP BADGE Very good condtion early example. GES. GESCH marked to rear.
EAST LOTHIAN YEOMANRY CAVALRY VICTORIAN OFFICERS HELMET PLATE Very striking 2 piece example of this exceedingly rare 2nd pattern helmet plate. Silver plated beautifully fretted thistle wreath surmounted by crown. The detail on the thistles/leaves is outstanding and with no rubbing or damage. Gilded strap with motto this seperetely applied with 4 thin pins which have possibly been replaced at some point during it's working life ? The edge of the helmet plate has scallops to fit round the thistle tops and under the crown. Inside the raised strap is a Star of the Order of the Thistle with "LACESSIT" motto. To the centre is a unit cypher. The back has 3 screw posts. Large size, approx 5 " by 4" inches. Considering the age,( this unit only existed 1797 to 1888), the H.P. is in very good order . This is the officer pattern the o/r's being brass and much less elaborate than this . V.G.C.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO COLLECTION OF BADGES Very nice and obtained from a Friend of the Tattoo, a former high ranking military officer (name to buyer). Comprises consecutive year enamel badges from 2003 to 2009 plus a Diamond Jubilee one and a "Friend" one which is rare. All mint condition.
EDINBURGH OTC KINGS CROWN SPORRAN BADGE Scarce wartime sporran badge. Shield with Saltire superimposed with thistle, open book and castles.White metal . Excellent with nice patina
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY O.T.C. BADGE - SLIDER Kings crown . Large size ( 7 cm ). Pre 1952. Scroll with ( T.A. ) version. Slider. Scarce. V.G.C.
FAIRBAIRN SYKES 1ST PATTERN COMMANDO DAGGER Scarce variant very similar to the type usually stamped 56. Good condition overall with slight blunting to the tip. 11 'KILL' notches to top of chequered plated nickel grip. ist type scabbard with nickel chape. Top part removed, Owners initial "A" to bottom mount. Nice original never on the market before. Good price
FAIRBAIRN SYKES 2ND PATTERN COMMANDO DAGGER Good full length example. Chequered brass handle. Cross guard stamped " B 2 " and with W.D. arrow. This is one for British troops use as many available of this type are often stamped England and were were for use by American troops and have no WD arrow only the B2. Circa 1941. Scabbard elastic period replaced with leather lace and no tangs but otherwise very good, possibly has never had tangs as I see no evidence of them. Most blue finish absent from blade which is in very good condition with no pitting or age blackening.
FAIRBAIRN SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE - ETCHED PANELS Excellent example of what is often wrongly referred to as the Officers Pattern 2nd Pattern F/S. Very clean. Nickel. Clear etched panels. Full length blade. Leather scabbard with nickel fittings.Elastic stretched. Just about as nice as they come. This model rarer than the 1st Pattern.
FIFE & FORFAR (BLACK WATCH) WW2 CAP BADGE Lovely example in toned w/m. Sharp detail. Slider. V.G.C.
FIFE & FORFAR BELT BUCKLE Beautiful example. Silvered finish . Extremely well detailed Thane of Fife. No rubbing or damage . Bolt on centre. V.G.C.
FIFE & FORFAR YEO. POST ' 52 BERET BADGE - J.R.GAUNT LONDON Good example with clear detail. Nice age toning. Maker stamped "J.R.GAUNT LONDON" on slider.
FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Nice toned original on slider.Well detailed.
FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Good o/r's example with very crisp detail.2 lugs. Wartime example. V.G.C.
FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY NCO’S ARMS BADGE Nice example in brass. Good used condition. 2 lugs to rear.
FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY SHOULDER TITLE Good original. Correct 3 lugs. Nicely toned brass. V.G.C.
FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY WW2 CAP BADGE Good silvered example. Die struck. Fine detaill. Slider. V.G.C.
FIFE CONSTABULARY BELT BUCKLE Not to be confused with the F & F Yeomanry type. This has short helmet plume and no sword. Silvered finish. Fine detail. Rare V.G.C.
FIFE CONSTABULARY BRASS CAP BADGE Very rare early brass example. Old polish residue to back. Similar to F & F Yeomanry but is defo Police. V.G.C.
FIFE LIGHT HORSE 1871 PATTERN TROOPERS HELMET Fife Light Horse Trooper’s helmet. A good example of the 1871 pattern silvered helmet. To the front, a Regimental pattern helmet plate bearing the Thane of Fife on horseback wearing full armour set on a gilt brass ribbed Saltyre. This in turn mounted on a four pointed silvered star, the uppermost overlaid with a large Victorian crown. A tri part scroll with motto and to the centre "FLH" in gilded metal. Two rose head bosses support a silvered interlinked chin chain, with leather backing. A silvered fluted spike with white horsehair plume, this with metal rose boss to top . Good condition original leather liner. Overall very good with some minor service and age wear.
FLAMING BOMB MATCHING PAIR COLLAR BADGES Solid cast brass flaming bombs. Pin back. V.G.C.
FORFARSHIRE ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS HELMET PLATE - 1878 - 1900 Excellent example of this scarce helmet plate. Die struck white metal for o/r's. Circa 1878-1900. Royal Coat of Arms with short scroll below with, " First " over a cannon. Below the cannon a long scroll with " Forfarshire Artillery Volunteers ". Three loops to reverse. V.G.C. with no rubbing or damage.
GAU ESSEN DAY BADGE - HOFFSTATTER BONN Gilt metal. Still has most of gilded finish. Nicely mkd. to back. Rare. V.G.C.
GENUINE & ORIGINAL WW2 GERMAN NCO’S VISOR CAP WREATH & COCKADE Good early 2 piece example. Pins and loop are present.
GERMAN HELMET M40 LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION SINGLE DECAL- DOCTOR - QUIST 66 Good very heavy helmet retaining most of a field grey overpaint as done by the Field Divsions. Inside retains it's Luftwaffe blue paint. 2nd pattern eagle visible below camo paint. Large size 66 with batch number 248.Single banded liner band. Good liner with all tongue ends good and original drawstring. Soldiers name "Dr. BAHN".Possibly doctors helmet ? Unusual original chin strap with Luftwaffe roller buckle with leather flap behind. This helmet is recorded in the Brian Ice book on helmet lot nos. as leaving the Quist factory as a Single decal Luftwaffe size 66 and prior to 1943 so all ties up correctly. This one is what it's meant to be. Good honest helmet and as it left the factory.
GERMAN M35 SD ARMY HELMET Nice single decal with early shiny paint. NS 64. Original maker mkd. and dtd. chin strap. Owners name to liner. V.G.C.
GERMAN POLICE SHAKO/HELMET PLATE
GERMAN - M40 ARMY SINGLE DECAL - FORMER MEDICS HELMET / TAN CAMO Cracking helmet that's had the thumbs ups on Valhalla as having been a Medics.. American vet bring back. The red cross is clearly visible under the field grey paint going side to side and back to front. Army decal to almost 100%. Tan camo visible in parts under the field grey overpaint. No maker or lot number visible due to the overpaint having extended to the apron. Name " Holz " applied to liner and also rare liner maker stamp. Size 62 shell with a 54 liner. Liner with one tongue a/f otherwise good with all tongue ends intact and original draw string. No chinstrap. Sheepskin on zinc liner system. Rare. V.G.C.
GERMAN 1898 PATTERN MAUSER BAYONET 1st German bayonet of the Great War and used right through. Long slender shape. 1904 dtd. Erfurt maker. regiment mkd. " b.2 . J ". No flash guard, good wooden ribbed grips. Blade good , some darkening , good point. Sprung button working. No scabbard. Rare. Good price as they are £300 plus with a scabbard for an average condition one. V.G.C.
GERMAN 1927 BONN VETERAN REUNION FESTIVAL DAY BADGE Beautiful piece. Regimental reunion for members of Regiment 160 ( Rhenish ). Sharp detail of Landser in steel helmet holding a banner. Still with it's blue/orange silk ribbons. Die struck brass. V.G.C.
GERMAN 1935 LABOUR DAY BADGE ( TAG DER ARBEIT ). Good large size early Day Badge.4.5 x 3.3 cm. Aluminium. Detail in relief of workers from different professions and eagle. V.G.C
GERMAN 1937 REGENSBURG UNTEROFFIZIERS KORPS DAY BADGE Great looking 1937 Regensburg corporals 1937 day badge. It retains most of its gold colour paint. Original pin to rear.
GERMAN 1938 GAUTAG DESSAU-MAGDEBURG-ANNHALT DAY BADGE Large aluminium day badge. Maker marked “Alexander Wollram, Dessau” to rear. Approx. size 50 mm x 36 mm. Good detail.
GERMAN 3 RD REICH DEUTSCHE JUGEND ( DJ ) WHISTLE Signal whistle made from horn and not the issue bakelite. Carved DJ device and brass plate with owners initials. Also maker mkd. Metal lanyard ring. Working. Rare piece. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3 REICH NSDAP AUSTRIAN PARTY BADGE - M1/148 This is a scarce much sought after maker. Austrian made. RZM & M1/148 (Heinr. Ulbrichts Witwe Wien) marked to rear. Forum posted for authenticity as there are some very good copies of this one and genuine. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3D REICH N.S.K.O.V. LEIPZIG FRONTSOLDATEN DAY BADGE Rare. Superb wooden "Tinny". Leipzig June 1936. Text to the rear. 2 piece construction. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1933 ARBEIT DAY BADGE NSBO Early brass day badge. Workers party. Retains gilded finish. Die struck sheet brass. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1933 MUNSTER DAY BADGE Homeland and Empire. Early 3rd reich day badge. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1934 BRAUNSCHWEIG NIEDERSACHSEN DAY BADGE Large size day badge with raised detail. Nicely toned. Original pin. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1934 BRAUNSCHWEIG NIEDERSACHSEN TAG DAY BADGE Early 3rd Reich 1934 dated lower Saxon day badge.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1934 DENKMALWEIHE LANDSTUHL DAY BADGE Nice die struck badge with horse/rider and tablet in relief. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1934 DIE SAAR DAY BADGE Early die-strike brass tinnie. Good condition. German is the Saar. Roughly translates as , "German Honour is True". Catches the feeling of Germans who believed the Saar region to be always German. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1934 SAAR DAY BADGE
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1935 BERLIN DAY BADGE Silver washed and retaining most of the original finish. 2 years into the Nazi period. Detail in high relief with the Brandenburg gate at the top.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1935 DEUTCH JUGENDFEST BADGE Nice silvered day badge. HJ device to centre. original pin. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1935 HANNOVER SA GRUPPE NIEDERSACHSEN DAY BADGE
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1935 HESSEN NASSAUGAU TAG DAY BADGE Very good example tinnie made with leather. Nice detail with lovely age toning. Large size approx. 6 cm x 4.5 cm.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1936 HILDESHEIM SÜD HANNOVER BRAUNSCHWEIG GAUTAG DAY BADGE Striking large day badge with nice age toning.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1936 SA GRUPPE NORDSEE IN BREMEN DAY BADGE
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1937 GRENZLAND GRONAU TREFFEN STICK PIN Rare. 3rd reich German 1937 Gronau Grenzland Treffen stick pin. Correct knurled pin. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1938 DTD. 5 MARK SILVER COIN Rare date 5 Mark coin in fantastic condition. Mint mark and 1938 date. German Eagle & swastika to obverse. Paul Von Hindenburg head to reverse. Stamped rim “Gemeinnutz geht vor eigennutz”(Public interest goes before self interest). No wear or damage. Pure silver. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 1ST MAY 1935 DAY BADGE Early badge badge. Alloy. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 23 REGIMENT 1935 - THE SAAR IS FREE BADGE Cracking looking badge to the 23rd Infantry Regiment. Steel helmet over a shoulder board with " 23 " in relief. To the bottom the slogan " DIE SAAR IST FREI ". Very striking. Rare early piece. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH 5 MARK SILVER COIN - 1934 Very early 1934 Five Deutsch mark silver coin. Mint mark and 1934 date. German Eagle & swastika to obverse. Paul Von Hindenburg head to reverse. Stamped rim “Gemeinnutz geht vor eigennutz”(Public interest goes before self interest). Pure silver. Nice age toning. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH ALPINE STOCK ( STICK ) - 1933 Good period walking/ hiking stick. Mounted with 3 metal shields ( stocknagel ) , one with 1933 date, Ludendorf and Hitlers heads and with Swaz on a red background. Usually any period badges like this were removed but this is a rare survivor. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH ARBEITSBUCH - LEIPZIG Excellent condition work book . Issue stamp for Leipzig 1940.
GERMAN 3RD REICH ARMBAND Large size 3 piece Party armband. Broad width.11.5 cm VGC
GERMAN 3RD REICH BADISCHE-SÄNGERBUNDESFEST KARLSRUHE 1935 Early tinnie for 1935 festival for the singer's association in Karlsruhe. Very good condition with maker stamp to rear.
GERMAN 3RD REICH D.R.K.B. 1936 KYFEHAUSER KURPFALZ DAY BADGE Early 1936 tinnie. Rare, not in the 2 volume tinnie book. Silvered tin with some loss of finish . As found.
GERMAN 3RD REICH DAF 1936 GOTHA PARADE DAY BADGE Nice depiction of the town in relief and DAF cog wheel. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH DENKMAIWHIHE LANDSTUHL 1934 DAY BADGE Nice well detailed tinny with horse, rider and plinth in high relief. Nice age toning. V.G.C
GERMAN 3RD REICH DEUTSCHEN SEEFAHRT 1935 DAY BADGE Day badge. Maker mkd. example. Alloy. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH DRL SPORTS BADGE SILVER GRADE Nice example of silver DRL national sports award badge. 50% frosting to the front. Most finish remaining on the back. Maker mkd. for Weinstein - Jena and D.R.G.M. - 35269.
GERMAN 3RD REICH FEMALE RAD BADGE SILVER GRADE
GERMAN 3RD REICH FRAUENSCHAFT LEADERS BADGE Red piped leaders badge. Ortz level. Nicely mkd. to the back. Forum posted to confirm authenticity. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH FRONTLINE WORKERS 1933 BRESLAU DAY BADGE Early 1933 brass tinnie. Stick pin to rear. Retains it's finish. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH GAU KURHESSEN 1936-37 WHW DAY BADGE scarce early green bakelite day badge. Approximately 4 cm diameter.
GERMAN 3RD REICH HITLER 1933-1934 WINTER HELP THANKS BADGE Scarce gold version. Gold wash over tombak. Nicely maker mkd. to rear. Original pin. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH HITLER BUST WALL PLAQUE Period wall plaque. Metal head/bust in relief on oval oak frame. Good detail. Measures 26 x 18 cm approx V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH HITLER YOUTH DAF 1935 COMPETITION DAY BADGE Super condition. Die struck brass. Nice age toning. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH LEIPZIG 1934 DAY BADGE Very unusual day badge made from porcelain. Nice depiction of a shooter with swaz below his right arm. Held in a brass clip frame. Rare. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH MOTHERS CROSS - BRONZE IN POCKET OF ISSUE Bronze 3rd class example in scarce packet of issue. Piece of original ribbon. No enamel damage. Packet good. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH MOTHERS CROSS GOLD Fair condition. No ribbon.
GERMAN 3RD REICH MOTHERS CROSS GOLD AWARD - BOXED Very nice example retaining it's gilded finish and no enamel damage. Contained in it's original Sieper of Ludenscheid marked box. Box clicks shut but the hinges are a/f. otherwise good. Mutter Cross image to lid.
GERMAN 3RD REICH MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD - BOXED Good example with original ribbon and box of issue. Both box and award are really good. Box with gold device to lid and maker mkd. inside. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH N.S.G. KRAFT HESSEN NASSAU DAY BADGE Nice maker mkd. alloy day badge. Wiedmann Frankfurt maker mkd. to bsck. Great detail. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH NATIONAL SOLDIERS DAY BADGE Nice toned brass. Detail in relief. Good soldier and civvy figures over Swastika. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH NSDAP 1933 VETERANS DAY BADGE Early large size tinny. Good detail & pin.
GERMAN 3RD REICH NSDAP BUTTON HOLE PARTY BADGE Good example with no enamel damage. Forum checked just to be sure. Marked RZM & M1/34 (Karl Wurster) to rear. Scarce button hole version. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH NSDAP MEMBER’S BADGE BY RUDOLF REILING - BUTTON HOLE Good honest pre 1939 example. RZM & M1/25 for Rudolf Reiling marked to rear. Scarce button hole fixing to rear.
GERMAN 3RD REICH NSDAP PARTY BADGE Painted Party badge. Excellent condition. RZM & maker marked M1/103 to rear.
GERMAN 3RD REICH NSDAP PARTY BADGE - CARL POELLATH Rare and early used example. Painted version with RZM & maker marked M / 103 for Carl Poellath.
GERMAN 3RD REICH NSDAP PARTY BADGE - M1/103 CARL POELLATH Rare pre 1939 badge. Excellent painted version. RZM & M1/103 marked to rear.
GERMAN 3RD REICH NSDAP PARTY MEMBERS BADGE BY CARL POELLATH Nice painted version. One Look original. M1 /103 (Carl Poellath) RZM marked to rear. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH RAD CAP INSIGNIA One Look original and nicely marked up. Maker and “C.T.D. 38 GES GESH RAD” marked to rear. One pin absent . Direct vet bring back.
GERMAN 3RD REICH RARE WINTER HELP WORK DUISBURG 1935/36 DAY BADGE Good pressed gilded tin day badge. Early eagle and swastika in high relief. Nicely age toned. Not in Tieste Tinnie book. Rare. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH SA BELT BUCKLE
GERMAN 3RD REICH SA DAGGER - RARE MAKER
GERMAN 3RD REICH STAHLHELMBUND FRONT FIGHTERS MEMBERSHIP BADGE A Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Frontkämpferbund membership badge. Given to elite members of Der Stahlhelm . This is the last type of this badge to be distributed,. Die struck. Silvered tombac construction with pin that works perfectly. Measures 21mm in diameter and marked " A. GES. GESCH " to the back. V.G.C. Distribution of these badges discontinued with the dissolution of the Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Frontkämpfer-Bund (Stahlhelm) on November 07, 1935 The Stahlhelm, Bund der Frontsoldaten (Steel Helmet, League of Front Soldiers”, also known in short form as Der Stahlhelm) was one of the many paramilitary organizations that arose after the German defeat of World War I. It was part of the “Black Reichswehr” and in the late days of the Weimar Republic operated as the armed branch of the national conservative German National People’s Party (DNVP), placed at party gatherings in the position of armed security guards (Saalschutz).
GERMAN 3RD REICH STUTTGART 1933 TURNFAST DAY BADGE Very early 1933 Rally badge. This is the type in an early heavy cast alloy so a badge rather than a Tinny. Raised detail. V.G.C.
GERMAN 3RD REICH THE FUHRER LEADS, WE FOLLOW - 1936 SEESEN KREISTAG BADGE Striking 3rd reich compressed cardboard “tinny” with nice details in relief of head depictions of soldiers, veterans and workers with Nazi flag in the background. Excellent condition. Scarce. Large size 48 mm diameter.
GERMAN 3RD REICH VOLKSWAGEN WORKERS BADGE
GERMAN 81 RGT. WIEDERSENHAM 1928 DAY BADGE Nice Weimar period day badge. Weimar eagle. Depiction of the town in relief. V.G.C.
GERMAN ARMY 12 YEAR SERVICE ERKUNDE, 12 YEAR POLIZEI, 12 YEAR BRITISH SERVICE A very interesting group of certificates to one man. Comprises an Army 12 year during the Reichswehr period. This is very attractive with stahlhelm wearing soldiers in fighting order, 2 infantry, one wearing a gas mask and also a mounted trooper. In the foreground a Maxim and field howitzer. To the foreground, the Reichswehr eagle holding a shield. The 2nd certificate is for long servfice in the Police. The 3rd certificate is probably the most intriguing being for the British Meritorious Service medal implying he has gone to serve in some capacity with the British Army of the Rhine. All in their frames as they came from the family. Very low price but please check postal costs before committing to buy. Approx. weight 2.5 kg -3 kg.
GERMAN ARMY M43 SKI CAP Good "Been There" example. This one did'nt sit out the war ! Good condition with honest service wear. Has a nice difference in the nape of the cloth between the exposed and covered parts. Peak has the correct raised edge but the cardboard inside has gone floppy from use and weather. Good size 56/57 approx. Faint maker details to the crown. Small tear to the lining and underside of the peak commensurate with being a combat worn example. Pebbled buttons. Original to it Army trapezoid insignia which has been partially field repaired / re sewn by the soldier presumably during it's working life. Good honest One Looker. V.G.C.
GERMAN ARMYM40 SINGLE DECAL - ET64 Good untouched, all original M40 with a nicely toned almost 100% army decal. Helmets like this rarely turn up now and this one is an American vet bring back acquired straight from the family. This is not a Kreigsmarine although I've seen toned army's sold as such to enhance the value . ET 64 shell, Lot no. 1162. Configures exactly with the Ice helmet code book which has that lot of helmets as single decal army, Zinc/ sheepskin liner , field grey drab paint so it's as it left the factory. Good percentage of original paint, liner complete but dry, one tongue end a/f. Full length original chin strap dry but good, strap fixing stud absent on the buckle side and held together by a piece of period string so likely it was being worn like this. Good One Look original.
GERMAN BATTLE DAMAGED CLOSE COMBAT CLASP - JFS Battle damaged awards are rare. This is a very good example with what has most likely been a shrapnel strike which has tore off the top of the badge and sprung the retaining hook. Maker marks clear. Back plate also damaged. Battle field pick up
GERMAN BERLIN WW2 POLICE SHAKO 1937 DATED REISSUED This is a very interesting helmet. It originally had the Nazi period eagle plate then after the surrender has had a Berlin police plate fitted as the Polizei continued with business as usual. Green felt body. Erel maker. Size 55 mkd. 1937 dated in 2 places inside the liner and also has the owners name. It would be easy to change the current plate for a wartime one if so desired but this is how it ended it's service life so important in it's own right. Faint ghost image of the Nazi plate visible on the nape of the cloth. V.G.C.
GERMAN DEUTCHES CROSS Nice original, possibly early Deschler. 6 rivets, middle two slightly damaged where wreath has been tightened. North Africa bring back bought from vets daughter.
GERMAN DLV FLYERS SPORTS VEST BADGE Deutscher Luft Verband sports vest insignia. A very well detailed piece. Shiny rayon type material. Amazing detail . colours are still bright and vibrant. Icarus with arms outstretched. Measures just under 6 x 4 inches. Very rare. V.G.C.
GERMAN DRIVERS BADGE - BRONZE GRADE Nice age toned example. Good detail. 2 brass blades to rear. V.G.C.
GERMAN DRL SPORTS BADGE - BRONZE GRADE Nice toned example. Non maker mkd. Battle of the Bulge bring back. Provenance provided. V.G.C.
GERMAN FALLSCHIRMJAGER GERMAN HELMET A great example of a late war paratrooper helmet. Field grey paint to almost 100%. Slotted aluminium bolts. Good size 55 RB numbered liner retaining it's bright tan finish. Good condition blue jump straps with flower motif to stud. Sorbo type rubber very good and supple. No makers mark but there is a faint stamping "4305" ? Lovely clean helmet rarely available in this condition. Posted on Wermacht Awards Forum by previous owner.
GERMAN GERBIRSJAGER METAL INSIGNIA - ARDENNES BRING BACK Nice piece of metal insignia, possibly from an officers visor cap . Aluminium flower mounted on red felt. The gilded centre is also over the same red felt. 2 thin prongs to the back. Might be a personalised piece, for wear on the mountain ski cap ? V.G.C. Another one of the Brenneise bring backs.
GERMAN GERBIRSJAGER SUD ( SOUTH ) TIROL (NORTHERN ITALY) BRUNECK DAY BADGE Top marks for detail on this beauty. Mountain Troops Association. Mountain and Edelweiss in relief with the Trooper in short peak ski cap in higher relief giving a superb 3 D effect.
GERMAN HEER M42 CAMO HELMET WITH WIRE - BATTLE DAMAGED - Battle damaged M42 from the battle for France after D Day. Retains most of it's original sawdust camo overpaint and the remains of a white winter camo . Shrapnel strike to the right side just above the ear which has pierced the helmet and no doubt instantly killed the soldier. What is really cool about this one is the improvised wire arrangement for holding foliage. It's possibly the spring from a truck seat or similar, fitted through the air vents and very suitable for holding any camo materials. Definitely original to the helmet with impressions on the shell where the wire has ridden up and down. Found in France. No liner as you would expect with serious damage like this but not a relic, rather a battlefield period pick up. SE 62 shell.Batch no. 2341.
GERMAN HELMET M35 KREIGSMARINE DOUBLE DECAL APPLE GREEN Extremely rare M35 double decal Kreigsmarine helmet in early apple green smooth paint. The helmet shell is maker mkd/sized ET66 on the inside apron at wearers left. The original Apple Green paint remains approx. 97% intact. The eagle decal is a text book example of early Kreigsmarine insignia with a deep golden colour and layered construction. It rates at 97%. The split pins are all matching each other and show no signs of tampering. The early aluminium re enforced liner band is maker mkd. and dated 1938. There is an acceptance dome stamp to the inside crown of the helmet that clearly shows the date 1938. The leather of the liner shows the early tanning method and rates excellent condition wise, showing only minor wear and no damage. The chin strap is original to the helmet and is in nice pliable condition. It bears a maker mark and a faint 1939 date. Servicemans name to rear apron in white and evidence of a cloth name tag to the leather. I've encountered these named labels on helmets before. This one has been removed suggesting the helmet had a previous owner. Great looking large helmet that displays nicely and is among the rarest to find in any condition. The National colours decal was given a swipe of paint to cover it as per the ordered decal drop in 1940. At some point it's been uncovered again and a large percentage of the decal is still present. Double decal Navy's are the hardest to find of any arm of service because they were produced in far fewer numbers and this is a very low price for such a rarity, examples I've seen in the market place are £2,500 plus. 100% original. The cheapest genuine apple green double out there.
GERMAN INTER WAR - DER STALHELM BADGE Nice example. Silvered finish with black inset text and EK. Likely plated tombak. Original pin. Stamped to base "W.D. Ges Gesch". Note, this one has the Iron Cross which is less common, most having just the " Der Stahlhelm " text. GES.GESH marked to bottom. V.G.C.
GERMAN INTER WAR REICHSWEHR PERIOD - RGT. 81 RALLY BADGE Nice Rally badge. Reichswehr eagle to top, town image and to the bottom, a shoulder board with "81 ". Nicely toned. V.G.C.
GERMAN KREIGSMARINE M40 SD HELMET Excellent helmet straight from an RAF vets daughter. Size ET 66, Code no. 220. Confirmed in the Brian Ice book as correct configuration in every way as when it left the factory. 1940 maker mkd. original chin strap. Good sheepskin liner with zinc band and original draw string. Both liner and apron named to the soldier. Nice almost 100% Gold decal. Total sleeper. WAF posted, no issues. V.G.C.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE OBERSTABSGEFREITER TUNIC INSIGNIA WW2 Kreigsmarine Oberstabsgefreiter’s insignia. This is a high quality private purchase example . Forum posted to check authenticity. V.G.C.
GERMAN KYFERHAUSERBUND STICK PIN - MAKER MKD. - GROSSMAN Good example with undamaged enamel. Knurled pin. Number 11 ( Grossmann & Co. Vienna ) and Ges Gesch marked to rear.
GERMAN LUFTSPORT HILFT DEUTSCHLAND ASSOCIATION DAY BADGE Nice example with frosted outer strap retaining it's silvered finish. Orange bakelite centre with metal plane in relief. V.G.C.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE FLAK LIEUTENANTS COLLAR TAB One Look original. Removed from uniform. " Been There " example. V.G.C.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE HERMAN GOERING RGT. TRADE PATCH A Hermann Göring Regiment Flak Artillery Armorer’s Trade Badge, constructed of a Luftwaffe blue-grey wool base, with machine-embroidered, diagonally angled and crossed antique cannon barrels, in silver-grey threads, measuring 49 mm in diameter. V.G.C.
GERMAN M16 DUCK BILL HELMET - BATTLE DAMAGED - BING A very rare front line helmet by the scarce maker G.B.N. ( Gebruder Bing), better known for their top end tin plate toys. This one has sustained battle damage with a shrapnel strike to the rear crown. It also looks like someone has then put 4 pistol rounds into the poor chap as there are outward dents with corresponding holes through the liner. The liner surprisingly is good with all 3 pads and leather band, one pad still with it's cushion and still with it's original draw string. This is the correct size 64, the only size produced by Bing and has the scarce " Duck Bill" front visor found on these models. The shell retains most of it's original field grey paint . The helmet is dusty and dirty, this is how it came to me and that is how all items go out. Superb all original combat vet.
GERMAN M16 MEDICS GERMAN HELMET I'll let this one speak for itself. All original inc. horsehair pads, even has an original undamaged chinstrap. Featured in WW1 German Militaria book a few years ago. Helmets like this are now virtually unobtainable.
GERMAN M35 CONDOR LEGION HELMET Rare Legion Condor German M35. Finished in a smooth brown paint to the shell with a tropical tan paint to the inside of the apron. This is very often the case with LC helmets and I have enclosed pics of other examples with this. Original Luftwaffe blue to the rest of the inside. All original with near absence of markings as is the norm with helmets made for export. Early single banded aluminium liner band. Full length chin strap with aluminium buckle. Ink soldier applied markings to the inside ( see pics ), one of which looks like Pz. Panzer ? I am including a Spanish eagle helmet badge which did not come with the helmet but is an original wartime piece. Great condition and not to be confused with the later Spanish made Elmetto. When the M1935 combat helmet went into production in 1935, units of the German Army (Heer) and Air Force (Luftwaffe) eagerly awaited the finished product. Much to their dissatisfaction, the first shipment of completed helmets did not reach their units until 1936. This delay, in part, was due to a number of large foreign orders that took precedence over the requests of the German Armed Services (Wehrmacht). It is important to note that German firms produced the M1935 helmet for foreign export prior to World War II. The largest of these shipments were sent to the Chinese and Spanish governments. While virtually identical to the German issued M1935, most of the exported helmets did not have the same type of liner systems found in Wehrmacht issued helmets. In addition, the majority of foreign export models were not stamped with production code numbers and maker's marks like those found on original wartime era German combat helmets. There was no standard colour brown used and it is possible the repaints were actually done in the field. When the German Condor Legion arrived in Spain , they had unilaterally painted their Luftwaffe-blue helmets brown.
GERMAN M35 DAK AFRIKA / EURO CAMO LUFTWAFFE HELMET - ARTILLERY UNIT MKD. Great looking combat helmet. This one the tan colour is the Afrika pinkish hue as opposed to European theatre ordnance tan so this guy has served in North Afrika before being transferred to either Italy or France. Then he has simply added some green spray on top of the DAK paint. Great " Been There " example, all original with good combat worn liner and full length maker mkd. and dtd. chin strap.It's definitely ex DAK, I know that pinkish colour so very possible as said before, this guy went to Italy/Sicily or another European theatre . Named and also mkd. up to a Flak/Artillery unit. Good size 66 Quist shell.
GERMAN M35 DOUBLE DECAL ARMY HELMET - NS 68 - COMPLETE Excellent helmet in early war smooth paint. Huge rare size 68. Very good Heer decal. State shield also good to about 85%. This interestingly has had a brush stroke of paint put across it in an effort to hide it as per the decal drop directive of 1940 when these shields were supposed to be removed. Obviously the lazy mans way as opposed to scraping it off. Original 1940 Maker mkd and dated chin strap. Double banded aluminium liner band. Batch no. B 2. Good leather liner which is approx a 57. All original helmet straight from an American vets foot locker and exactly as it came back in 1945. Brian Rices book confirms this helmet to be a double decal Heer of early 1940 manufacture and having a 1940 chin strap. Also they were a direct pre cursor to the M40 pattern B series helmets.
GERMAN M35 DOUBLE DECAL ARMY/ HEER HELMET Top shelf helmet. Rare early helmet in a large size. Early smooth paint to 95%. Excellent Wermacht Adler and State shield. Both are as nice as I've seen. The eagle decal is almost 100% and still very bright. State shield has some nice slight age crazing and is almost 100%. Large Q 66 shell with early lot no. 4500. Confirmed in the Ice book as having left the factory with this exact configuration around late 1937. Nice liner c/w original draw string. Chin strap although original to it is a later 1943 dtd. and maker mkd. example. Not unusual given this is an early helmet. The long end has a tear at the rivet otherwise very good with the steel buckle still retaining it's grey painted finish. All in all an excellent helmet of a quality not often found these days.
GERMAN M35 DOUBLE DECAL LUFTWAFFE HELMET - EARLY DROOP TAIL EAGLE Top shelf helmet. Very early SE 66 shell with lot no. 3345. Retaining almost all it's original smooth paint. Very nice 1st pattern Droop Tail eagle.Very good State shield. Scarce single banded aluminium liner band with hair oil darkened liner, this with it's original draw string. C/w it's period aluminium buckle chin strap. Brass helmet pins with no signs of being messed with. Great all complete original .
GERMAN M35 SE 68 SINGLE DECAL SAWDUST CAMO HELMET SIZE 68 Huge sawdust camo reissue which has been originally a double decal. Nice decal and most of the applied finish present apart from some loss in the crown area, finish remaining to around 90%. Still with it's scarce early issue single banded aluminium liner band, this as usual cracked hence the need for the later double banding. Nice sheepskin liner and still with the original draw string. Original to it aluminium buckle with Berlin maker and 1938 date, this in good supple condition. Cracking helmet and in the sought after very large size. SE 68 and lot no. 3607
GERMAN M35 SINGLE DECAL ARMY HELMET - M35 SNOW CAMO Great looking combat helmet.Large size 66 , possibly 68 shell. NS maker. Reissue helmet and ticks the boxes with the Ice book on helmet criteria on NS reissues. True front line vet this one and with a large percentage of part removed whitewash snow camo. Good decal. I can't make out the lot number due to paint but it looks like 2717. Correct zinc liner band with sheepskin and still with the original drawstring. The liner tongues are all good and pulled together at the top as I would guess it was too big for the soldier ? Good original to it full length steel buckle chin strap with an ink maker mark ( indistinct ). Large percentage of the drab field grey finish remaining and evidence of having had a camo underneath and as stated a fair amount of snow camo overpaint. A helmet that has seen a lot of action.
GERMAN M35 SINGLE DECAL HEER HELMET - ORIGINAL PARADE FINISH - COMPLETE Super helmet and rare to find one with the early smooth dark green paint finish. The silver army decal is in good shape and has toned to a nice golden colour.Size 57 liner with owners initials. NS 64 shell with batch no. 5864. Brian Ice's helmet book confirms this helmet configures exactly as to how it left the factory in late 1937. Both liner and chinstrap are great, the chin strap being maker mkd. and dated 1940. Original draw string. Helmets like this are scarcely encountered, never refinished in field grey or reissued. Letter of authenticity from Bill Shea included
GERMAN M40 ARMY SINGLE DECAL HELMET - QUIST Extremely nice M40 with beautiful bright decal. Q62 shell retaining almost all the original paint finish.Lot no. 365. Zinc band with pigskin liner. The Ice book on helmet codes confirms this 1st run of helmets, starting in March 1940 with both sheep and pig skin media. Came with no chin strap, I will supply a good copy one with the sale. V.G.C.
GERMAN M40 HELMET - LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION SINGLE DECAL Good combat helmet. Originally Luftwaffe blue, still present on the inside apron. Overpainted in field grey for Field Division. Eagle overpainted but evident under the paint. Size 64 Quist so nice heavy helmet with particularly nice shape. Lot no. T 993 to rear skirt. Sheepskin liner on zinc band. The former with small area of staining likely from a head wound.All tongue ends intact. Luftwaffe brown chin strap in good condition but shortened by soldier. Great looking combat vet and all original.
GERMAN M40 HELMET - ZIMMERIT CAMO - Q64 - T 742 Fantastic , "One Look" combat helmet. Hand applied zimmerit type rough finish. On top of this there is a sand camo to 50%. This helmet saw more than one Theatre of Operations ! Zinc liner band with good thick sheepskin liner with all tongue ends complete and original draw string. Original strap good but with the end of the long section absent. Steel buckle. This helmet dates to 1943 and just prior to the decal drop as there is evidence of having had a single decal. Superb combat vet with a fantastic look and a heavy helmet as Quists tend to be. V.G.C.
GERMAN M40 HELMET ARMY SINGLE DECAL - ET64 Good clean helmet by Thale Iron works. Good decal. Shell retains a large percentage of it's original smooth field grey paint. Some reddish/ ochre paint around the helmet pins would indicate it possibly having had a camo applied at some point during it's working life. Great liner with just a nice amount of service wear. Original draw string present but broken. Batch no. 5491. No chin strap. Priced to sell.
GERMAN M40 HELMET ARMY SINGLE DECAL QUIST 64 - NAMED A superb all complete original combat helmet retaining almost all it's original matt field grey paint. This one is what's called a wartime re issue, i.e. updated with matt paint , re decalled in some instances and issued again. Interestingly, the decal has been applied on top of an earlier one which can just be made out on close inspection. The decal is a stunning looking army which has toned to a golden colour but in my opinion is not a Kreigsmarine. Q64 and batch no. DN 116. Good liner with 3 tongue ends slightly a/f and dark which is usually blood so this guy possibly had a head wound. Original steel buckle chin strap, good but with tip of the long section absent . Owners name " BRAUN FALKO " applied to apron. Fantastic looking helmet.
GERMAN M40 HELMET EF 66 - COMPLETE Exactly as it left the factory, verified in the Brian Rice book on German helmet codes and configurations. Field grey shell retaining most of it's paint. Sheepskin liner . Mkd. and 1940 dtd chin strap. Nice army decal which has toned to a nice gold colour.Large size. Good, clean all original examples like this are now increasingly hard to find.
GERMAN M40 HELMET NORWEGIAN ARMY POST WAR USE Now very collectable in their own right, this is a German M40 helmet re used by the Norwegian army post war. Large SE66 shell with lot no. 5072. The Ice helmet book has this as originally leaving the factory as a single decal Luftwaffe. Good red dyed liner and Norwegian roller buckle chin strap. Norwegian decal to both sides. V.G.C.
GERMAN M40 QUIST ARMY SINGLE DECAL GERMAN HELMET - NAMED Very good example of a Heer single decal. Very good adler with only a small abrasion to top corner of the shield. Retains almost all it's drab field grey paint. Zinc and sheepskin liner system with soldiers name "PISCHKE" in ink. Steel buckle chin strap. Q 62 with lot no. 4768 Very nice clean helmet.
GERMAN M40 SINGLE DECAL ARMY COMBAT HELMET - 1941 DATED CHINSTRAP Good "Been There" combat helmet retaining the majority of it's rough field grey re issue paint. All original "One Looker". Unusually with full length maker marked and 1941 dated steel buckle chin strap. Liner in combat worn condition and with 2 tongue ends a/f. Zinc band with fracture. There is scratched owners details to the inside of the apron but indistinct. EF 64 shell with batch no. 11763. Remains of army decal. Good honest American vet Bring Back that did'nt sit out the war. Now hard to find untouched originals like this.
GERMAN M40 SINGLE DECAL ARMY - ZIMMERIT - NAMED One Look stunner ! This is just how you want to find a helmet. Good army decal . Zimmerit overpaint . Size 64 with a 67 liner. Lot details painted over. Liner good with all tongue ends intact,original draw string present but broken. Named to Utfz. Bruggemon with what looks like a Feldpost number below. Full length chin strap with maker details to the end. One Looker ! V.G.C.
GERMAN M40 SINGLE DECAL SNOW CAMO HELMET - BATTLE DAMAGED Very good Russian Front relic. M40 white snow camo. Single army decal clearly visible. Serious battle damage. Liner band present. Maker, codes etc. not visible.Very solid. On hold till end of May. Great looking piece and a poignant reminder of the savage fighting on the Eastern Front. Found near Leningrad.
GERMAN M42 HEER SINGLE DECAL HELMET - NAMED Perthshire Black Watch soldier bring back and just found in his garage when the family were clearing his house. Mid 1943 ET ckl helmet size 64, lot no. is indistinct but looks like 2781 ? Correct zinc and sheepskin liner system for that period. Liner although in good supple condition has one tongue missing. Named to soldier in ink and another name is part present next to the missing tongue so it would appear to have been issued twice. Original steel buckle chin strap with field repair . Good bright decal. Good percentage of original field grey matt paint. One Look original vet bring back.
GERMAN M42 HELMET - GREEN CAMO - AMERICAN VET BRING BACK "One Look" Combat helmet . Thick, likely hand applied Grass Green camo paint over the field grey. This camo I associate with the period after the crossing of the Rhine when the Germans were fighting on their own soil. ET 64 ckl 3107. Dates to late '44 / 1945. Correct configuration with the Rice code book of zinc band with sheepskin liner and slate grey paint. Liner good although the leather is dry. All tongue ends complete No chinstrap. Superb looking combat vet that did'nt sit out the war. Comes with an old business card from the original vendor. American veteran bring back. V.G.C.
GERMAN M42 LUFTWAFFE SD HELMET Lovely early M42 I sold to a customer 20years ago and just got it back. All complete and with Luftwaffe brown chin strap, full length mkd. and dated. Large size 66. The liner band is from the transition period from M40 to 42 where they were still using M40 components. I've checked this out and it all tallies exactly as it should and the 1st of the M42's could have sheepskin leather as opposed to pig skin that dominated later in the war. Helmets as clean as this are now difficult to obtain and it's a very fair price.
GERMAN M42 LUFTWAFFE SD HELMET - VERY LARGE SIZE 68 - PROVENANCE Superb example which was a vet bring back from Kiel at the end of the war. It was brought back by Douglas Reeman, famous writer of Naval histories who was a that time the skipper of an MTB.On VE day he was in Copenhagen , arriving in Kiel 3 days later. Rare size 68 retaining almost all it's finish and a good decal. Liner good. No chin strap although I have a late war RB numbered strap that would look good on this which I would offer to the buyer for an additional £150. Nice helmet, nice provenance.
GERMAN M42 SINGLE DECAL ARMY HELMET - K.I.A. Not for the squeamish this one. Trophy vet bring back. Size 64 shell. Blood soaked liner and chin strap ends. Chin strap cut. Good decal.
GERMAN OFFICIALS GAU VERDEN CUFF TITLE Excellent condition removed from uniform . Blue with gold lettering. Printed. From a collection of vet bring backs I bought locally 25 years ago. The Nazais set up 43 Gau or districts. The Gau was identical to a Civil Defense region. Similar title featured on page 45 of the Fowler book " Nazi Regalia ".
GERMAN POLIZEI BELT BUCKLE WITH LEATHER TANG
GERMAN SA DAGGER - RZM M/7/13 - SCHUTTELHOFER Straight from Geordie vets son. Good untouched example by Arthur Schuttelhofer of Solingen Wald. Original scabbard painted finish largely intact. Nice grain to wood and retaining it's original finish snug with the wood and handle mounts. Same with the handle insignia the fit is tight , no shrinkage to wood. Plated nickel mounts. Top mount has two surface hairline cracks to surface only , not going all the way or even partially through. Blade good , uncleaned with sharp tip Snug fit with the dagger and scabbard. Ball on scabbard bottom undented. Good clean fresh to the market example by a good maker.
GERMAN SA DAGGER - SMF Good early example. Nickel silver fittings. Nice tight fit between scabbard and dagger. Sharp handle insignia with no damage. Nice deep etching on the the blade motto and largely retains the black finish to motto. Etching on this and the maker logo is beautifully done. Bright finish remaining to blade and no pitting , faint runner marks as usual. Gau marked " No " to crossguard. Good scabbard with original finish and no dents to end ball. Very faint small hairline surface crack on the wood below tightening nut on pommel, this common on SMF's , only visible on close inspection. The solid nickel scabbard fittings look great and have nicely patinaed with age. They match the crossguards in color, patina and condition. All four original scabbard screws remain tight and intact. The scabbard / crossguard fit is perfect . The redwood handle looks excellent! There are no flakes or chips. The grip / crossguard fit is near perfect! The nickel silver eagle retains it's beautiful detail with no rubbing or damage. The SA roundel has a perfect fit and retains all of its enamel. A fine example of an early SA Dagger!
GERMAN SILVER SWASTIKA PENDANT Direct vet bring back and one of a number of items just in from the grand daughter. Swastika pendant. Silver V.G.C.
GERMAN STALHELM BUTTON Inter War Stahlhelm organisation tunic button. Age toned. V.G.C.
GERMAN VDK RHINELAND-PFALZ DAY BADGE Scarce Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge ( German War Graves Commission) Rhineland-Pfalz day badge
GERMAN VET BRING BACK COLLECTION
GERMAN VETERANS STICK PIN Early Kyferhauserbund members stick pin. Nice enamel with no damage. Knurled pin. Ges Gesch mkd. to rear. Veteran bring back. Reduced to very low price V.G.C.
GERMAN WW1 / WW2 - 4 RIBBON MEDAL BAR Nice set. Comprises, WW1 Iron Cross, War Merit Cross with Swords for Combatants, WW2 KVK with swords and Hungarian War Service. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW1 / WW2 RIBBON BAR Nice 3 medal set comprising, WW1 Iron Cross, Wurttenberg Service Medal and WW2 War Merit with Gold Swords. Marked Tz within a circle to rear on metal bar. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW1 & WW2 - 4 MEDAL RIBBON BAR Nice WW1 EK winner who then saw active service in WW2. Nicce untouched original bar . V.G.C.
GERMAN WW1 BLACK WOUND BADGE Black finish is absent. Good sharp strike. Genuine vet bring back. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW1 EK2 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS AWARD
GERMAN WW1 HINDENBURG WIDOWS CROSS Good scarce example given to mothers of KIA combatants. Also known as the Black Cross or Widows Cross. Given to mothers and widows Marked C.P. to rear. OIriginal ribbon. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW1 IRON CROSS EK2 - MARKED RING
GERMAN WW1 M16 HELMET - S.i. 66 Good original helmet by scarce maker "S.i." ( Eisenhutton werks Schlesien ) in Silesia. Size 66 so correct non stepped lugs for this large size. Leather liner band, this has " Breslau 1916 " stamped to the inside. 2 of the 3 liner pads present, no cushions. Liner band good, pads with good leather, not frail but tongue ends a/f and one pad has a tear. Price is fair for a total original but with liner issues.
GERMAN WW1 M17 CAMO HELMET C/W CHINSTRAP - ET66 One Look original German WW1 trench helmet in an interesting 2 tone autumn camo of green and brick red with fine line black separation. The helmet is complete. Chrome leather liner pads in good supple condition and with all tongue ends intact. Horsehair pads are there on 2 of the pads, the third has a piece of leather instead, this would appear to be period and as the rest of the helmet is sleepy so I have no doubts this is how it was worn.Metal liner band as per M17 configuration. Rare original to it chin strap, present and complete and decent for it's age and to get a chinstrap on one of these helmets is extremely rare. Large size ET 66.No stepped lugs as found on the big sizes. Stamped ET66 to apron and there is a crown stamping although it's indistinct. Great front line helmet and not one of the many spurious fake camos out there, this one is the real deal.
GERMAN WW1 PORTRAIT WITH PICKLEHAUBE SWEETHEART BROOCH Lovely sweetheart brooch. Size 3.4 cm diameter. Maker marked to rear.
GERMAN WW1/WW2 TRANSITIONAL HELMET COMPLETE I've left this one exactly as it came in, c/w with it's full length mkd. chinstrap. Now most helmets I see have no chin straps because sellers remove them and sell separately for £150/160 pounds on their own. Originally a blue grey this has been overpainted period in correct field grey . This with a percentage of flaking. Excellent M35 pattern, clean, size 56 liner and maker mkd. full length chinstrap. This is the WW1 M18 or Austrian type shell with no strap fixings on the inside of the apron. Mkd. to crown " N.O. " Transitional helmets, i.e. WW1 helmets fitted with WW2 type liners were used inter war during the Nazi period, and wartime they were used primarily by 2nd line troops. Take off the price of the chin strap and this makes it a very cheap helmet.
GERMAN WW2 RAILWAY PROTECTION POLICE BEVO CAP INSIGNIA Scarce cap eagle for the Schutz Polizei. Bevo. Mint unissued condition.
GERMAN WW2 SINGLE DECAL ARMY DAK M40 CAMO HELMET Nice combat helmet brought back by an American serviceman from Tunisia. Remains of distinctive DAK camo to around 40% of the shell. SE 64 with Lot No. 11826. Army decal. Liner complete with tearing along the lower leading edge at one part. Typically real tropical theatre helmets have issues with dryness to the liner. Tongue ends complete complete. No chinstrap. A genuine North Afrika campaign helmet at a fraction of the normal cost and one that did'nt sit out the war.
GERMAN WW2 - 1937 - HELMAT UND SCHULFEST - WOOD BADGE Beautiful painted wood badge. intricate construction using 5 pieces of wood. Hand painted and retaining bright colours, no fading. 300 year commemoration . Rare. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 - 2 MEDALS WITH PACKETS AND DOCUMENTS One mans medals. Russian Front and War Merit Cross with Swords. Both Awards come with the citation and packet of issue. Awarded to Obergefreiten Werner Urban of Medical company 2/4. KVK has a mkd ring, “14". Nice complete package to an Eastern Front vet. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 - 3 RIBBON BAR Nice group. Comprises Russian Front, KVK with Swords and Silesian Eagle. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 - DLV BELT BUCKLE - MKD & DTD. - LBA MKD Very good example. Retains most of it's silvered finish . Pebbled aluminium. Black painted swaz. Leather tang with faint Nurmberg maker details, 1938 date and Luftwaffe LBA stamp. Really good quality buckle in exceptional condition.
GERMAN WW2 - FALLSCHRIMJAGER ( PARAS ) - SOLDIERS - SUD FRONT PERIOD PRINT Nice period print from likely the Italian / Greek campaigns. 3 Paras, 2 with MG and one with MP and all in tropical uniform with tropical camo painted helmets. MG is also camo painted. In period frame and has never been opened. Out of Germany 20 years ago. Great action , possibly posed propaganda shot and shows paras in a combat situation. Good size 13 x 9 and a half inches. Rare. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 - KREIGSMARINE BLOCKADE RUNNERS AWARD - PLACZEK / SCHWERIN Nice original retaining most of the finish to the silvered eagle and grey finish to almost 100%. Coke bottle pin. Nicely maker marked to rear. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 - LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION M35 - D/D - CHICKEN WIRE - EF 64 Exceptional combat helmet. M35 Luftwaffe double decal re issue. Original Luftwaffe blue paint under the field grey over paint. Both decals visible under the paint. Early Droop Tail eagle. Faint dome stamp. The short part of the brown chinstrap has a clear " L.B.A. " stamping. EF64 with Lot No. 20355. This configures exactly with the Brian Ice helmet code book . Double banded alu. liner band , d/d Luft , ( both 1st and 2nd pattern eagles ) and recorded as having left the factory in 1938 Full galvanised period chicken wire basket with a couple of small breaks but in overall excellent condition. Good double banded aluminium and good condition sheepskin liner with all tongue ends complete. Square D rings. Soldiers name painted to rear apron , " EICHENAUER ". Original chin strap with aluminium buckle. This has been cut so possibly a casualty , the condition is not the best but the LBA stamp makes up for it.. Dry stored so not a lot of rust between the shell and wire and interaction is less common with galvanised wire, that said, the basket is most definitely original to the helmet which came direct from the vets family 12 years ago and was bought by me from a big shooter on WAF ( name to buyer ). Great " One Look " original combat helmet. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 - NATIONAL SOCIALIST FLUG TAG 1932 LAUEN BADGE Rare very early NSDAP related Air Day rally badge. Die struck toned brass, Features glider and swas over an egle with folded wings. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 1939 FREIBURG SPORTS TREFFEN DAY BADGE
GERMAN WW2 6 BY 30 BINOS C/W BAKELITE CASE- BUSCH Made by BUSCH of Rathenow. Graticules. Some specks of dirt to lenses.Original leather neck strap. Black crackling has some loss in the holding area due to use. C/W their original black bakelite case in good condition and still with the belt loops and shoulder strap.Padded top.Maker marks ( see photos). Good " Been There" combat vets.
GERMAN WW2 ARMY 4 YEAR SERVICE MOUNTED MEDAL Very nice example of a 4 year service medal. Retains most of it's original silvered finish. Nicely court mounted. Small eagle on the original cornflower blue ribbon. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 ARMY CAP EAGLE BADGE
GERMAN WW2 ARMY M35 DOUBLE DECAL HELMET- ZIMMERIT CAMO Good example of a very early M35 which left the factory between Autumn and December 1935. Heavy textured period applied zimmerit camo overpaint. Decals exposed. The original early apple green paint is evident in the crown .which Dome stamp. Good supple liner with scarce Braunsweig makers details embossed into the leather and with the original draw string and size 58. Zinc liner band with square aluminium D rings. Large ET66 shell with Lot No. 2441 ? Chin strap full length and maker mkd. but broken / cut in one place, otherwise very good and with aluminium buckle. Army decal near complete but worn back. State shield to 30%. All original combat helmet which but for the decals being uncovered would be £1300 plus. Rare to find such an early helmet which was in the 2nd run to leave Eisenwerke Thale. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 ARMY M40 WHITE WASH CAMO HELMET American vet bring back so likely the Ardenne . Complete helmet with sheepskin liner with soldiers name in ink. Seam is towards the front which is not uncommon and I've had/seen this on many other helmets. Full length chin strap. ET maker, size and lot number indistinct. Smallish size, likely a 62 shell. Sold to me as Kreigsmarine but I believe this to be a toned army decal. Decal in good shape . Good covering of whitewash. Really nice " Been There " combat helmet.
GERMAN WW2 ARMY VISOR CAP FRONT EMBROIDERED BADGE
GERMAN WW2 BLACK WOUND BADGE Good One Look original. Black finish on brass. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 CASED EK1 (IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS) - GEBR. GODET & CO. Mint cased example. Marked L/50 to rear for Gebr. Godet Co..
GERMAN WW2 CASED EK1 SPANGE - MEYER Beautiful sleeper straight from the vets house via his niece. Cased spange in it's original box. Correct no maker marks for a Meyer. Never seen the light of day since 1945. As nice as they come and still with it's original silver frosting
GERMAN WW2 COASTAL ARTILLERY AWARD Good non maker marked early war example.Very well detailed. Some gilded finish remaining to the laurel wreath and black finish to the water. Well defined features as found on pre zinc types.
GERMAN WW2 CONDOR LEGION - SPANISH BLACK WOUND BADGE - BLADES FIXING Superb scarce piece especially having having blades instead of a pin. Most likely for an officer. Black Wound Abzeichen awarded for up to 2 wounds. Die struck blackened brass. WW1 type helmet with swastika. This is the version of the wound badge that was presented to the wounded German Volunteers of the Condor Legion ( the German Forces that participated in the Spanish Civil War 1936 - 1939) on the side of General Franco. The badge was based on the WW1 Wound badge of the Imperial Army with the addition of the Swastika. It was presented to all branches of the military , same badge for the Wehrmacht, Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 DRL BRONZE AWARD Good genuine example and the last of the Awards brought back from the Battle of the Bulge American interpreter Ehud Brenneise. Rare maker Fritz Kohm - Pforzheim. Hook absent. otherwise VGC
GERMAN WW2 EDLEWEISS ON RED BACKING PATCH INSIGNIA Nice piece. Mountain troops edelweiss possibly from a visor cap. Bi metal with a small red felt behind the brass centre. Circular felt behind the silvered part. 2 thin prong fixings to rear. Scarce. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 EK2 SPANGE Early Bar to the Iron cross in nickel silver. Nicely detailed. 2 out of 4 fixing blades absent to rear otherwise very good condition. The 2nd Class Spange to the Iron Cross 1939 was awarded to servicemen who has received the Iron Cross 2nd Class in WWI and would have earned the 2nd Class Iron Cross in WWII.
GERMAN WW2 FELDGENDARMERIE GORGET A now rare item. Good early war example. Heavy and chunky construction. Retaining most of it's luminous paint and plating to both chain and gorget. Felt at the back has mothing. Strong heavy pins to the rear. Uncleaned and exactly as it came to me along with another late war example. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 FELDGENDARMERIE GORGET - VET BRING BACK Nice Polizei gorget from a collection of items brought back by one of the soldiers present at the liberation of Bergen Belsen . I have a pdf copy of his letter home which makes grim reading ( this comes with the sale ). Uncleaned as it came to me from his son. Radium finish present to almost 100%. Late war card type backing. Uncleaned. Chain good. One Look original with sound provenance and purchased straight from the family. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 GAU APPELL 1936 SACHSEN DAY BADGE Commemorative tinny in alloy. Marked 20-21 JUNE 1936 WÄCHTLER & LANGE MITTAWEIDA to rear. There are copies on the market but this is 100% original. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 GOLD WOUND BADGE - HAUPTMNZAMT WIEN Great example with almost all its gold finish remaining. Marked 30 at rear for "Hauptmnzamt Wien". Superb.
GERMAN WW2 HJ 1935 JUGENDFEST BADGE Good example retainning most of its silver finish.
GERMAN WW2 HJ 1937 JUGENDFEST BADGE Good detail retaining most of it's silver finish. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 HJ PROFICIENCY AWARD LAPEL BADGE Scarce miniature version of the Hitler Youth Sports badge. Late war uncleaned example as it came to me. M1 / 63 and RZM mkd. to back. Original pin.
GERMAN WW2 INFANTRY VISOR CAP Super large size all original early war mans visor. Size approx. 60 cm. Early insignia never removed so no holes in lining. Slight moth tracking to crown. White piped. Celluloid diamond good with clear maker details. Good chin strap. Total " One Look " original.
GERMAN WW2 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS SPANGE Nice condition 2nd Class Spange of the Iron Cross as awarded to recipients of the EK2 in WW1 who also won the award during WW2. Missing 2 of it's 4 prongs otherwise VGC. From the collection of Battle of the Bulge bring backs .
GERMAN WW2 KREIGSMARINE BREAST EAGLE Another from a British vets bring back group of items ( see pics ). Bought from his son. One look original. Mint condition.
GERMAN WW2 KREIGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE - STEINHAUER & LÜCK Mid/ late war zinc example by Steinhauer & Lück Lündenscheid. WAF Forum posted and 100% thumbs up. Typical finish loss as per zinc examples but good One Look original. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 KREIGSMARINE OFFICERS CAP COCKADE A very finely embroidered cellion gold wreath with metal wire central cockade . Padded type. Mint condition.
GERMAN WW2 KRIEGSKRIEGERBUND CONTRIBUTION LAPEL BADGE Marked "W 14" at rear. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE One from the Battle of the Bulge collection. Zinc, mid war . Retaining much of the original finish. Non maker mkd. Needle pin. v.g.c.
GERMAN WW2 KYFERHAUSERBUND SHOOTING AWARD STICK PIN Bronze grade shooting prize lapel badge retaining almost all it's bronze finish. Black enamel central swastika. Well detailed with nice slight age toning. Knurled pin. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 LUFTWAFFE BOMBER BAR
GERMAN WW2 LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE Very sharply detailed early war example. Non maker mkd. V.G.C. From the Ehud Brenneise collection of bring backs.
GERMAN WW2 LUFTWAFFE M40 HELMET QUIST 62 Nice all complete Luftwaffe helmet. Retains most blue / grey finish. Q62 , Lot No. T607. Configures exactly as how it left the factory in mid 1940 in the Ice helmet code book, (page 537). Aluminium buckle full length chin strap. Liner good with all tongue ends intact and c/w original draw cord. Decal good but swaz worn off or removed. Any original helmet now is extremely hard to come by and expensive. Indistinct owners details to rear apron. Fair price on this one. One Look original. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 LUFTWAFFE M43 CAP - 1944 DTD. A " One Look " M43 Luftwaffe Field Cap. Luftwaffe blue/grey wool & rayon blend construction with fold down sides and back panels with a scalloped front with two blue buttons, these retaining their blue paint. Insignia is original to the cap and not stitched through the lining. Visor with an internal cardboard stiffener with raised lip. The interior of the cap is fully lined in grey rayon. Well marked, " 0/062 ? / 0003 - 1944 - (size ) 56 " Nice colour difference to the nape of the cloth . Just a nice amount of genuine service wear. Great example. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE - NAMED TO SOLDIER Outstanding piece . Combat worn Fallschirmjager award. This one has the soldiers name scratched to the back and looks like " Headenk " ? Possibly researchable and this man was in the Ardennes offensive as it was another from the extensive collection of Battle of the Bulge bring backs by American officer Ehud Brenneise. These don't often turn up named. Uncleaned with nice patina. Non maker marked. If you want a " Been There " from one of the most famous battles of WW2 this is for you. Good condition but not ex stores.
GERMAN WW2 LUFTWAFFE VISOR CAP COCKADE & ROUNDEL Mid war zinc cap insignia for Nco and O/r's. One of the 2 rear pins is absent otherwise A1. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 LUFTWAFFE WINTER FUR CAP ( PELZMUTZE ) Good example of the winter fur cap adopted in Russia circa 1942. Scarcer Luftwaffe example. Most of these tend to be a bit rotted out but the skin on this one is in good order. Goatskin with fold down flaps, these with period field repairs/re stitching . Retains the fixing button and stout loop for fastening the flaps on top or under the chin. Original 2 piece Luftwaffe eagle and roundel insignia. Good size, approx 57. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 M35 SINGLE DECAL ARMY HELMET NS62 - NAMED Good honest all complete M35 combat helmet. NS 62 (Nickelwerke Schwerte) with rear apron code D 13 ? making it a 1938 helmet. Good percentage of it's re issue original paint .Toned Army decal with abrasions where it's been rubbing against kit or vehicle. Sheepskin liner. Original chin strap with aluminium buckle, complete but broken. Owners name in blue to left skirt. All original early helmet which are difficult to find these days. Direct family purchase in 2017 from the family of Henry Redding who served with the American National Guard Quartermaster Corps.Part service records included for him.
GERMAN WW2 M40 HEER SD HELMET - QUIST 64 Text book helmet which conforms to exactly as it left the factory. Q64, with lot no. DN80. Quist Big Foot decal, nicely toned with no issues. Good sheepskin liner on zinc band, c/w draw string. Original chin strap present with steel buckle. Short end good, long end with end section absent and tear at the stud end. The liner, decal finish etc. configure exactly as to how it left the factory accordingly to the Brian Ice helmet code book.
GERMAN WW2 M42 ARMY SD HELMET Had this one forum posted and all good. Size 66. Maker unclear but Lot no. is 8451. Good sheepskin liner . Good HJ & K toned army decal. Uncleaned, as found. One Look original. No chin strap.
GERMAN WW2 M42 ARMY SINGLE DECAL HELMET - K.I.A. Good ET size 64 helmet. Liner rotted out and surface rust to crown. Superb toned army decal to almost 100%. Most field grey paint remaining. Liner band, chin strap ends and a small part of the liner present. CKL 64 - 2249 mkd to rear of Apron. Had this had a good liner this would have been a £750 helmet.
GERMAN WW2 M42 ARMY SINGLE DECAL HELMET- ET64 - CKL3646 Just bought this one back from a customer who got it a couple of years ago but now needs an urgent roof repair. M42 from ET with the later CKL prefix to the rear skirt. Lot no. 3646. Almost all field grey paint remaining. Good near complete decal although slightly off centre, possibly field applied, toned with a couple of slight abrasions to both wings Pigskin liner on zinc band. Blue dome stamp. Earlier aluminium buckle chin strap with clear maker and 1937 date. Reason for this unknown but it is a good genuine full length strap. Draw string present. Great looking helmet
GERMAN WW2 M42 LUFTWAFFE SINGLE DECAL HELMET Nice untouched original. This is a SE ( Saxon Ironworks ) with the M42 HKL prefix. To the rear rim is, HKL 62, 2068. This ties in exactly with the the Rice book on helmet codes which has this helmet leaving the factory as a size 62, Luftwaffe single decal with zinc band, sheepskin liner with rear apron markings so ticks all the boxes this one. Liner in good condition with all tongue ends complete and with the original drawstring and marked ( size ) 55. Almost all paint remaining. Decal 90% plus complete. No chinstrap. A good One Look original
GERMAN WW2 M42 NORMANDY CAMO HELMET Very striking looking genuine camo M42 in large size 66. 3 colour,Tan/Green/Brick Red spray with most paint remaining. Double stamped to rear apron but maker stamp unclear as is often found on M42's but the size 66 and lot no. 4625 very clear. Soldiers name also hand applied in the rear skirt. This camo referred to as Normandy camo Outline of an army decal under the paint on the left side. Zinc liner band with good hair oil darkened goat skin leather in good shape with all tongue ends present.size 58.No chin strap. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 NSBO BANNER TOP This Banner Top would have been for use on a marching flag pole for the NSBO, Nationalsozialistische Betriebszellenorganization (National Socialist Factory Party Organization) The NSBO was a Nazi workers organization that existed from 1931 to 1935. Cracking piece, typical early pre war high quality. Organisation device of a fist holding a hammer with swastika and DAF type cogwheel with “N.S.B.O.” The metal has a matt grey / silver appearance, with the hammer and N.S.B.O. lettering retaining nearly all of the original black paint finish. Scarce. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 NSBO STICK PIN Good detail stick pin. Swastika hammer in a clenched fist and cog wheel with "N.S.B.O.” Straight pin not knurled. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 NSDAP ORSTGRUPPE POLITICAL VISOR CAP Nice early cap in a large size. This one not suffering from the usual moth damage to the blue piping. The body of the cap in tan-colored, fine whipcord-weave ,wool / rayon mix with one piece top. The blue piping is indicative of the political “Ortsgruppe” . Die stamped gold coloured alloy oak-leaf wreath, encompassing a three-piece cockade with swastika , wreath with a break, easily repaired by laser or I have another identical which could be included in the sale but I've left as it came to me . Silvered political style eagle. Gold chin cords with silver/grey buttons. Early leather as opposed to the more common vulcanfibre chocolate brown visor is firmly in place . The interior of the cap in great shape with brown leather sweatband with sweat perforations at the brow area. Lining devoid of the usual staining and marks and with complete celluloid diamond with maker stamp below. Nice oilcloth RZM tag with size and other details. Approx size 57. Rare with the early leather peak. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 PANZER SKULL COLLAR TABS Nice pair of uniformed removed Panzer skull collar tabs. Pink waffenfarbe. One Lokk originals. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 POLIZEI CAP EAGLE - 2ND PATTERN Good chunky early war example. Removed from cap. Both prongs to the back good. Good sharp detail and no rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 POSTCARD Nice colour original of Flak gun and crew. Stuttgart printer. Good condition. Good action depiction.
GERMAN WW2 QUIST M40 ARMY SINGLE DECAL HELMET - NAMED / FELDPOST NO. Superb looking combat vet. Retains almost all it's field grey finish. Toned Wermacht adler. Name and Feldpost number painted to rear skirt. Liner with service wear and 5 tongue ends a/f. Full length chin strap with faint maker details. Q64 shell, lot number indistinct . This helmet just looks fantastic and is researchable.
GERMAN WW2 RECONNAISSANCE CLASP IN GOLD - MAKER MKD. Stunning One Look gold original. Rare maker mkd. example. Forum posted ( WAF ). 100% thumbs up from people who know their stuff,with 1000's of posts. "Very nice BSW clasp in gold. You dont see these often". "What a cracker with stunning patina". "Good clasp! " Great condition.
GERMAN WW2 REICHSKRIEGERTAG 1937 KASSEL DAY BADGE Still retaining most of its gilded finish. Maker marked "C. POELLATH SCHROBENHAUSEN" to rear.
GERMAN WW2 RURAL POLICE ( SCHUTZPOLIZEI ) SHOULDER BOARD Sew in type Gendarmerie shoulder board for a Wachtmeister. Double outer silvery braid, with interwoven black "V"s, and double inner plain dark brown braid. Orange fine weave back cloth. Removed from a board with some glue and card residue, card easily removed.
GERMAN WW2 SA GRUPPE HANSA 1939 HANOVER DAY BADGE RZM & M9/25 Richard Sieper & Sohne, Lüdenscheid marked to rear. White bakelite with gold finish. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 SA-GRUPPE NIEDERRHEIN 1937 SPORTS BADGE SEW ON SLEEVE TYPE A good original a much copied badge. Measures 7 cm x 5.5 cm approx. Aluminium mounted on felt backing. SA device over a sword. Crossguard of sword with text, "SA Gruppe Niederrhein - 24 - 25 Juli 1939". V.G.C. Rare.
GERMAN WW2 SILVER WOUND BADGE - RUDOLF WÄCHTLER & LANGE Very nice text book example with almost all its silver finish remaining. Early tombak. Marked 100 for "Rudolf Wächtler & Lange". V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 SONDERFUHRER COLLAR TAB Army Administration officials collar tab. 3rd Regulation type . Military officials ( Wermachtbeampte Auf Kreigsdauer ). Nice condition, green piped. Buckram backing. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 SS BELT & BUCKLE - ASSMANN Superb Assmann mkd. steel buckle on original to it leather belt. Very well detailed and with no rubbing or damage. Leather tang on the keeper side with maker details ( indistinct). Belt in good supple condition. As any SS items now are not for the faint hearted this one was WAF forum posted and got the thumbs up all round. Belt size up to a comfortable 34" waist easily.
GERMAN WW2 SS MANS COLLAR TAB - REMOVED FROM TUNIC Good late war bevo o/r's collar tab. Correct cardboard as opposed to buckram backing for late war examples. Part of a group of British vet bring backs purchased from his son ( see pics ). One look original. Removed from uniform. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 SS MANS DAGGER WITH HANGER Nice " Straight out the Weeds " early SS dagger with original to it leather hanger. Nickel fittings, anodised scabbard as found on early examples. Lovely clean blade with nicely etched motto, finish remains clean with no pitting, darkening or lifting. Handle with none of the usual breaks, cracks or repairs. Cross guard mkd " 1 ". Hanger clip with RZM mark and makers code " M5/8 ". Leather very good. Lovely One Look original and hard to come by like this now. Straight from a vets family and fresh to the market
GERMAN WW2 SS SLEEVE EAGLE Nice late war embroidered example. Slight staining to one wing. WAF posted just to be sure and is a genuine example. Scarce. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 SWASTIKA ENAMEL PENDANT Undamaged white enamel face with gilded Swaz and trim. 2cm tall. Suspension loop. V.G.C.
GERMAN WW2 U BOAT BINOCULARS Lovely set of Zeiss 7x50 U Boat post 1943 rubber armoured binoculars in the correct Ordnance Tan paint. Fixed focus . Focus adjusting screws set into optical housing The right shoulder under the rubber housing is stamped with: 7 x 50, serial number and blc , The German Wartime code for Carl Zeiss, Jena. Lenses are very clear. Rubber is in good shape. Original leather neck strap present but broken at one end. No touching up to the original tan paint. Now exceedingly hard to find in this good usable condition.
GERMAN WW2 U BOAT SOLDBUCH PLUS PHOTOS Rare opportunity to purchase a U Boat crew mans soldbuch. Also included are 2 photos and a card as well as the solbuch wallet the lot came in. Profusion of entries and stamps. Feldpost no. ties it to U 565 which was attacked and damaged then scuttled by the crew. V.G.C. Nice pic of him in uniform in the book as well as a further uniform shot and one of his U Boat. Straight out the weeds from a German Flo Mart in January 2017.
GERMAN WW2 VETERAN 25 YEAR SERVICE STICK PIN Great example stick pin in 2-piece construction. GES GESCH marks on the back. No damage to the enamel.
GERMAN WW2 VISOR CAP EAGLE Nice alloy cap eagle. 3 pins to reverse. Shaped to cap/ V.G.C.
GIBRALTER GARRISON WW2 PRINTED FORMATION SIGN Good bright colours. Removed from uniform. V.G.C.
GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS - HLI (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) O/R'S CAP BADGE Very nice w/m example which has been domed out by the soldier giving it a great look. Nicely toned. Die struck. V.G.C.
GLASGOW IMPERIAL YEOMANRY 1845 ALBERT PATTERN OFFICERS HELMET A very rare and beautiful example of an Albert pattern helmet as worn in the Crimea. This one is all original which is rarely the case these days as most have had repairs and replacement parts . Skull in very good condition with brass thistle pattern border. Lovely helmet plate. Original full horsehair plume. The interior has the leather work and edge but the silk is gone. Officers chin scales with their velvet backing. All this and the original chamois leather protective bag and the original carrying tin. I could go on but I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Beautiful !!
GLASGOW YEOMANRY VICTORIAN FRONT OF BARRACKS BRASS PLAQUE Super rare One Off item. Circa 1898 , this is the plaque from the barracks frontage. Sheet brass. Victorian crown. Large, measuring approx. 115 cm on the longest part included wood. Height approx. 52.5 cm. Mounted on wooden original back board. UK sale only due to the weight & size. V.G.C.
GLEN ALMOND OTC SHOULDER TITLE Good example. Brass 2 lugs. C/W round back plate. V.G.C.
GLOUCESTER RGT. CAP BADGE Sharp detail. Nicely toned. Slider. Shaped to cap. V.G.C.
GORD0N HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS BROADSWORD A good regimental bladed example by Wilkinson dating from WW1. Nice deep acid etching with marquis of Huntly stages head, \"BY DAND\" motto and \"GORDON HIGHLANDERS\" to one side. The other side bearing George V royal cypher. To the hilt \"BY WARRANT - HENRY WILKINSON - PALL MALL - LONDON\". Some darkening to blade otherwise very good. Correct proof mark. Basket hilt with white leather and red felt insert. Some of the powder blue trim absent. Crimson tassle present. Shark skin wire bound handle with some light service wear. Contained in it\'s leather field scabbard, which is in good condition. Series no. 58850. Rare.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS - OFFICERS SILVER CAP BADGE Nice example in unmarked silver. Uncleaned. No rubbing or damage. Really attractive detail. Unusual triangular shaped silver lugs. Letters " B.A. " incised to rear. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS - SILVER CROSS BELT/ WAIST BELT PLATE Very nice badge in unmarked silver.3 piece construction. Unlikely to be a belt plate as the fixings are badge style lugs so more likely for use on the cross belt. Stamped to back " 23 ". Very well detailed. One lug period replacement. Rare
GORDON HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS GLENGARRY - WW1 P.O.W. C/W B/HAM SILVER H.M. CAP BADGE- ATTRIBUTE Beautiful officers glengarry with it's original to it Birmingham 1914 silver hallmarked badge. The badge has the soldiers name scratched to the back. This was a direct vets family acquisition and the soldier was a veteran of the Boer War and WW1 where he became a P.O.W. at St. Quentin in 1914 at which time he was the Company.Sgt.Major. His full name and copy documents to do with his incarceration and release as well as his military records will be given to the buyer. He also saw service in the run up to WW2. A copy photograph of the soldier in uniform will be supplied to the buyer. Note, this is an officers example and does not have leather trim, not all did. V.G.C.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Scarce late issue, just prior to the Amalgamation. Anodised with pin rear fixings. Nice matched pair in mint condition.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS SILVER HALLMARKED CAP BADGE - GLASGOW 1905 Beatiful early badge with rare Glasgow silver hallmarks for 1905.Well detailed with no rubbing or over polishing. Stout original pin to rear. Uncleaned but will polish up beautifully if desired.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS SILVER OFFICERS - P/M , D/M SKEAN DHU Beautiful hall marked silver Regimental pattern sgian dhu to the Gordons. Maker mkd to the rear. Fully refurbed by a top jeweller. Pedestal type top unique to the Gordons. Real stone and this beautifully cut with a nice domed shape. . Leather bound wood scabbard. Clean blade. As nice as they come and totally refurbed so not going to fall apart on you as some old ones tend to do. V.G.C.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS SPLIT MOTTO scarce split motto where there is a space between By and Dand. W/m . Nice toning . Scarce. V.G.C.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS VINTAGE TIE BY VIYELLA Circa 1950's. Regimental tie for the Gordon Highlanders. Came with the cuff links also for sale. Soft wool mix. V.G.C.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS. - PIPERS SILVER CROSS BELT BADGE Large cross belt badge made from sheet silver. 4 piece construction removable centre piece with stags head and " Gordon Highlanders" above. Sphinx with " EGYPT " Battle Honour to top and to the bottom a tiger standing on a tablet with " INDIA " Battle Honour. Lugs to back for cross belt, not to be confused with shoulder belt centre. Highly polished. Some rubbing to high points but a very nice and rare piece. V.G.C.
GORDON HLDRS SILK Possibly came with cigarettes back in the day. Nicely detailed, likely cotton. Scarce V.G.C.
GORDON HLDRS. 6TH BANFFSHIRE PAGRI BADGE - PIN BACK Rare period conversion from lugs to pin back for wear with the sun helmet / pagri. Only genuine examples had 3 lugs so always good to check that out. Period pin and hook on old style hinge. Originally 3 lugs. Solid centre. Marquis of Huntly stag on a solid centre with an outer strap bearing Regimental motto , " By Band ". Rare to find a genuine example especially a conversion.
GORDON HLDRS. CLUB - RARE LAPEL BADGE Rare lapel badge in unmarked cast silver. Gordons device to fretted centre with outer strap with “Gordon Highlandrs Club". Uncleaned with age patina, will clean up nicely if desired. No rubbing or damage. Buttonhole fixing. V.G.C.
GORDON HLDRS. OFFICERS BULLION COLLAR BADGE Very good example. Gold bullion wire on dark green cloth. Early black backing as found on WW2 examples
GORDON HLDRS. OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH - 1896 - KIRKWOODS A superb example in Edinburgh silver with H/M for 1896. Jewellers tablets on the back of both stags head and quoit with "R & H.B. KIRKWOOD - 66 & 68 THISTLE ST. EDINBURGH". Also with Kirkwoods thistle logo. Scrolls and stags head applied with silver rivets. Original stout pin. Brooches by this excellent maker rarely appear now. Condition very good. Small dent to left top of quoit. Sharp detail to stag and scrolls.
GORDON HLDRS. OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE - NAMED Very good wartime example. 5 piece construction. Unmarked silver. Brass backing plate is slightly bent at bottom laft hand corner, Pins and hooks to rear good. Owners name "R.W. PETRIE" hand applied to rear.
GORDON HLDRS. RARE ABERDEEN SILVER OFFICERS CAP BADGE These never turn up. Mkd. to back " ABD " and "SIL". Double stamped. Excellent condition badge.
GORDON HLDRS. WW2 SILVER OFFICERS BADGE 4TH ABERDEEN H.G.- ATTRIBUTED Beautiful presentation piece in unmarked silver. Presented to Lt. Ian Williams D.C.M. as a wedding present by D Coy, 4th City of Aberdeen Home Guard. 1943 dated. V.G.C.
GORDON SCHOOL O.T.C. CAP BADGE Nicely toned brass cap badge for the Gordon Boys School O.T.C. V.G.C.
GORDON SCHOOL ( SURREY ) OTC CAP BADGE Good early example. Sheet brass. Nicely toned. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
GORDONS CAP BADGE - SPLIT MOTTO - BY DAND Scarce split motto example. Nicely toned with good detail.
GREEN HOWARDS WW1 SHOULDER TITLE Good brass example with hexagonal lugs for the Great War. Nicely toned brass. Excellent condition.
GULF WAR FEDAYEEN HELMET Very rare helmet to this fanatical Iraqi para military group. 100% original. Market now flooded with clever fakes so be very careful when offered one of these helmets. All complete with light service wear. Retains the Saddam badge to the side. Correct liner
GURKA CLOTH SHOULDER PATCH
GURKHA ENGINEERS BERET BADGE Scarce badge. Bi metal. V.G.C.
H.L.I (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) ANODISED COLLAR PAIR HLI / RHF collar pair. Flaming bomb with HLI in the centre. Single post fixings. Anodised. V.G.C.
H.L.I. - LANARKSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS - VICTORIAN O/R\'S HELMET PLATE- 1881 - 1901 Very nice Ordinary Ranks die struck w/m example. Nicely age toned. LRV central device with QVC. Circa 1881 - 1901. 3 lugs to back. No rubbing or damage. Scarce. V.G.C.
H.L.I. (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) 1 V.B. SCROLL CAP BADGE Very nice rare die struck white metal badge. Scroll with "1 V.B.". Rare. V.G.C.
H.L.I. (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) EX 6TH BTN - SCROLL ERASED BADGE These occasionally crop up. Former Volunteer who has moved usually to a Regular Btn. and has erased the 6th Btn. scroll. Text still just visible. Rare. V.G.C.
H.L.I. (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) O/R's SHAKO- MATT TAYLOR COLLECTION A post 1902 example. Dark blue cloth body with diced bands. Post 1902 o/r's shako badge. Cord boss with thistle device. Woollen ball tuft. Good interior with makers gold stamp. Marked with W.D. and arrow. Good condition all original piece. Good size 56/57. Bought in the 80's from the famous Matt Taylor sale.
H.L.I. (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) PIPE MAJORS SLEEVE BADGE - ATTRIBUTED - D. AITKEN Beautiful and rare large bullion sleeve badge from the estate of Davy Aitken MBE. The last pipe major of the H.L.I.. He was also the first pipe major of the RHF and the first P/M at the army school of music (as opposed to musical director). There are many photos of P/M Aitken wearing this badge on his NO. 1 tunic. Crown with damage, otherwise very good. Measures 6 x 7 inches.
H.L.I. (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) WW1 BRASS ECONOMY BADGE Good example WW1 economy brass cap badge. Sharp detail. 2 lugs to rear.
H.L.I. GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS BUTTONS x 2 One large officers gilded button and a small size o/r's. V.G.C.
H.L.I. OFFICERS KHAKI BALMORAL BONNET - ANDERSON Rare officers khaki balmoral for the Highland Light Infantry. Blank scroll officers badge as worn by 5th, 7th and 8th Btns. This pattern of headgear was introduced in 1915. Khaki serge as per SD type material. Good size 56/57. Anderson label to crown and jewellers tablet to the rear of badge indicating they have always been together. Beautiful !!
H.L.I. POST ‘52 BELT BUCKLE Nicely toned post 1952 waist belt plate. Queens crown No rubbing or damage. Will clean up nicely if desired. Old polish residue between the lettering, not verdigris. V.G.C.
HAIL TO THE JEEP - A, WADE WELLS Scarce book dealing with the Jeep's wartime history. Fantastic photos. V.G.C.
HD PATCH WW2 ?
HIGHLAND BORDERERS (ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS.) OFFICERS SILVER WAIST BELT CLASP - ATTRIBUTED Officers silver waist belt buckle for the Highland Borderers. Very well detailed and not a generic casting but of higher quality with separately applied strung buckle. Maker marked J & co. (Jennens). Matching (no.) 1 on both male and female parts. Rococco work also with fine detail. No damage or rubbing. Attributed to the Orr Ewing family of Cardross Estate near Stirling. Very rare. V.G.C. Formerly the Stirling, Dumbarton, Clackmannan and Kinross Militia, their title was changed to the Highland Borderers Light Infantry in 1855 before becoming a Argylls Vol. Btn. in 1881
HIGHLAND BORDERERS OFFICERS SILVER MOUNTED DIRK - ATTRIBUTED Very rare dirk to the Highland Borderers . Unmarked silver mounts with thistle and bluebells motifs in high relief. These have been seperately applied as opposed to being a one piece casting. Top mount with thistle spray with "90" within. All matching foiled citrines to handle tops. Studded bog oak handle. Beautiful acid etched blade with no darkening or pitting and nice deep etching with " HIGHLAND BORDERERS LIGHT INFANTRY ". Scabbard leather good and no old breaks to the dirk or knife and fork. Spring trigger on the external knife absent. C/w a cabinet photograph of the owner and the original auction room bill of sale attributing it to the Orr Ewing family of Cardross. This small unit who later became part of the Stirling, Clackmannan and Kinross Militia before finally becoming part of the Argylls.
HIGHLAND BRIGADE ( DIVISION ) HD - HEADQUARTERS FLAG Beautiful rare piece being the Headquarters flag for the 51st Highland Division.. Dark blue with separately applied " H D " to both sides. Marked to the white edge " H.Q. 51 Brigade " Toggle rope . Measures 68 x 45 inches approx. Excellent condition
HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY ( HLI ) WW1 - ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH Red and blue enamel on a silvered brass base. Well detailed. Circa WW1. V.G.C.
HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY (HLI ) OFFICERS SWORD - ETCHED BLADE - NAMED Excellent blade, beautifully etched and with no darkening or pitting. Thistle pattern with "Highland "L " (within a bugle ) Infantry" Maker panel on the riccasso with "Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London" The swords unique number along the back of the blade is 41822. Also has the soldiers initials " C.H.A.". This will be a easily researched sword. C/w leather covered field scabbard with possibly re plated Chape. Original wig to handle. The only down side is the basket and insert look to be a more modern replacement but it would be easy to source a period basket or if the sword was going to be used I would leave as is. This is reflected in the price so instead of being a £900 plus sword ,the price is £650. Further reduction to this " Almost Giving It Away " price !! ( £595 )
HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS 5 PIECE CAP BADGE Quality example with separately applied parts. Cast back plate. Issue not private purchase. V.G.C.
HITLER CERAMIC HEAD Plaster Hitler image. Not sure if it's been removed from a display piece ? Measures 7 x 5 cm approx. No damage and retains it's original off white finsh. V.G.C.
HITLER YOUTH KNIFE HANDLE DIAMOND Good genuine example with both blades undamaged. Scarce
HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO - EICKHORN Good example from this top maker. (HJ Fahrtenmesser). A knife measuring 25.2 cm long with the scabbard on, featuring a 12.5 cm long brushed magnetic steel blade, the blade is etched BLUT UND EHR! (Blood & Honour ), maker marked with logo for Carl Eickhorn, Solingen. RZM logo and correct code M 7/66 on the reverse. Correct thick blackened leather washer at the crossguard is intact and sits tightly in place. Black bakelite grip plates held in place via two rivets with an undamaged HJ diamond . Black painted steel scabbard retaining most of it's original finish. Stout brown leather strap with a snap-button closure to secure the knife into place.This with a stamping to the leather (indistinct). Some of the normal period light sharpening to the blade as these were issued with a fairly blunt edge. Scarce. V.G.C.
HJ (HITLER YOUTH) 1ST JUGENDFEST 1933 DAY BADGE Early tinny in brass. Pin back.
HLI VICTORIAN VOL. OFFICERS SHAKO c/w TIN Super example with rare blank scroll officers badge for a Volunteer Btn. No moth or damage to body. Silk lining present but with some tears Good leather sweat band, good chin strap. Maker mkd." Hebbert & co. 16 James St. Haymarke Army clothing and accoutrement makerst". Good cap lines and contained in it's original japanned tin. Ball tuft absent otherwise this is easily a £1200 piece.
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IDF - ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCE - ( EX BRITISH WW2 ) PARATROOPERS HELMET - 6 DAY WAR Extremely rare Airborne helmet as worn by Israeli paras in the 6 Day War. British shell and wartime khaki jump straps. Overpainted in period tan camo. Jewish liner with markings and possible date of 1955 ? Yellow sorbo foam. V.G.C.
IRISH - ULSTER HOME GUARD WW2 MATCHED COLLAR BADGES Nice matched pair of blackened collars. Red card backings and cotter pins included. KC. V.G.C.
IRISH GUARDS CAP STAR Nice die struck brass cap badge. No rubbing or damage. As nice as they come. V.G.C.
IRISH HAND FACE BADGE
ITALIAN WW2 PARATROOPERS RING Rare piece. Ornate shank. Raised detail to face. Pinky size. V.G.C. Re advertised due to non payment
J.M. MANUEL KANT GLASS HOLOGRAM PENDANT Wartime German hologram
JACOBITE ARM PIT DAGGER - UXTER DHU Very rare fighting knife from the Jacobite period. Blade cut down from a period Broadsword. Bog oak handle with Celtic pattern. Has originally had a silver strip running down each side of the handle, one absent. Apart from that this is in amazing condition for it's age. Often used by Highlanders and was worn below the arm pit . 5 and a half inch blade and 9 inches approx. overall length so most definitely not a skean dhu !
JAPANESE COMBAT HELMET - BATTLE DAMAGED - MANCHURIA This one recovered many years ago in a bunker used by the Kwantung army in their fight against the Russians in 1945. Through and through bullet holes which match perfectly with the damage to the liner. Japanese star to front, liner present but brittle with stitching faults. Bought back from a customer and I personally obtained it straight from the finder.
K.I.A. FLYERS VISOR CAP & MORE - ATTRIBUTED - PROVENANCE Great group of items to a K.I.A. flyer, comprising visor cap with yellow waffenfarbe ( flight ). Luftwaffe belt and buckle (maker mkd. tang). Various photos of serviceman in uniform inc. one HJ. Large amount of feldpost and a period Me 110 model on a very striking base. Also original documents and letters one of which is a condolence Urkunde from the unit ommander. Cap has lovely attitude/shape and is in great belt, belt fair with the buckle retaining most of it's original blue finish. Great group.
K.O.S.B. WW1 GLENGARRY As nice as they come with no moth or damage. Large size for the period around 56/57. Leather trim excellent. Full length tails. Interior with "CM 1917". Original to it o/r's cap badge with a piece of red cloth, likely a piece of hose flash behind the voiding. V.G.C.
K.O.S.B.OFFICERS WW1 / 2 SILVER CAP BADGE - GAUNT Beautiful hand pierced silver frosted officers example. No rubbing or damage and in mint condition. Correct J.R. Gaunt tablet to rear. Mounted diagonally on it's hessian backed Mc Kenzie tartan patch for the TOS. Outstanding.
KENYA POLICE BRASS TUNIC BUTTONS 4 Wartime brass tunic buttons.
KING EDWARDS HORSE CAP BADGE - WW1 Very good white metal example. "Adamus" scroll to bottom. Slider with some cloth residue where it was stuck to a board. Priced to sell
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS ( KOSB ) - IN THEATRE MADE SAND CAST CAP BADGE Scarce In Theatre made sand cast cap badge. These examples were usually locally made in India and the Middle East as well as North Africa. This one is likely from the Middle East where some battalions served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Palestine . Good detail and no rubbing or damage. Very Nice V.G.C.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS ( KOSB ) CONVERTED FOR PAGRI - PIN BACK BADGE Nice example for use on sun helmet or slouch hat and likely WW1 . Some polishing to high points. Proper period conversion to pin back. Scarce. V.G.C.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS (KOSB) 1917 EDINBURGH SILVER OFFICERS BADGE - Stunning Great War officers badge and with rare retailer , Harrison, Brown & Dummer. 6 George Street Edinburgh. Nice clear tablet on the back. Maker stamp "H.T.". (Henry Tatton). Edinburgh silver hallmarks for 1917. Hand fretting on this extremely nice. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS (KOSB) BOER WAR ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH Nice Boer War type with lucky horse shoe surround. Brass inlaid with red & green enamel. Nicely toned brass.
KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) EMBROIDERED BLAZER BADGE Old veteran worn example of the bullion blazer badge. Good quality. Removed from jacket.
KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) BRONZE COLLAR PAIR Nice matched bronze collars. For officers on the OSD. V.G.C. Scarce
KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) CAP BADGE Good " As Found " example. Uncleaned , possibly silver plated. Fine detail. Bronze coloured back. V.G.C. ( In a dirty sort of way ! )
KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) EDINBURGH SILVERH/M - ANDERSON TABLET - CAP BADGE Beautiful hand pierced officers silver badge with Edinburgh hallmarks for 1920. Anderson & Son tablet to rear. Period re- affixed lugs. Outstanding and nice with the rear tablet.
KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) OFFICERS COLLAR PAIR Nice pair which as always, I've left as they came to me. Dark age toning and old polish residue but will come up a treat if desired. Gilded finish bright to back. Matched pair. V.G.C.
KOSB SGTS. CAP BADGE Larger size as worn by sergeants. Die struck w/m. Good condition. Circa WW2. V.G.C.
KOSB SHOULDER TITLE PAIR WITH BACKING PLATES Nice matched pair of shoulder titles. Hex lugs. Brass back plates. Age toned. Uncleaned. V.G.C.
KREIGSMARINE M40 SINGLE DECAL - QUIST 64 Very scarce helmet as Quist did not make many KM's. This one is straight out the vets sons house and is a total Sleeper. Configures exactly as to how it left the factory according to the Rice book on helmet codes. Single decal,sheepskin liner, zinc band and grey green paint. Good dark gold decal and most paint remaining. Double named, once in paint to the apron and another service mans name in ink to the liner. It came without a chin strap although I have added the correct type for the photos. Price is for helmet only. Strap is another £150 if wanted.
LARGE ARGYLLS & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS FLAG Barracks flag formerly from the 1st Btn. 2 sided. Detail is great and not faded. C/w toggle and hanging rope so ready to fly from your Man Cave ! Extremely rare. Approx. 185 cm W x 124 cm H. V.G.C.
LEATHER SAM BROWNE SWORD FROG Good wartime example with the stouter straps. Leather and buckles very good. Some loose stitches on the front left top corner.
LEICESTER REGIMENT MUSICIANS POUCH BADGE Very good example in cast nickel silver. Very well detailed with no rubbing or damage. Long lugs. Uncleaned
LEICESTER YEOMANRY BADGE Well detailed brass. Single post to rear. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH - FEATHER BONNET BADGE Nice example of a w/m cap badge . Good detail, no rubbing or damage. Longer lugs for use on the feather bonnet. V.G.C. with nice age toning.
LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH (10TH LIVERPOOL) - OFFICERS CAP BADGE Scarce officers example. Heavier than o/r's. This one is sand cast with 2 piece construction as opposed to the usual die struck type. Nicely age toned. Good detail. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
LONDON FUSILIERS BUSBY BADGE Post 1901 City of London Royal Fusiliers cap grenade. Three and a half inches tall approx. Brass with nice age toning. V.G.C.
LONDON IRISH CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE Black embroidered on rifle green shoulder title. Rough linen or cotton backing. V.G.C.
LONDON SCOTTISH - OFFICERS CAST SILVER SPORRAN BADGE Beautiful scarce piece. Heavy cast silver and with a silver washed finish. Heavy badge. Silver lugs. V.G.C.
LONDON SCOTTISH 1938 H/M SILVER CAP BADGE WITH INSCRIPTION Beautiful piece with no damage or rubbing. Beautifully hand inscribed to the back and attributed to RSM Kelly on his birthday and dtd. for 1941. Outstanding
LONDON SCOTTISH ANODISED CAP BADGE Good earlier anodised badge to the ' Cockney Jocks '.
LONDON SCOTTISH CAP BADGE WITH RED FELT BACKING Nice o/r's cap badge and with a piece of period red felt. Condition and detail are very nice. Before anyone makes an assumption, this felt is not a rogue piece from a RS cap badge. Other regiments used red felt to enhance the fretted detail. V.G.C.
LOTHIAN & BERWICKSHIRE YEOMANRY CAVALRY HELMET WITH ORIGINAL TIN - ATTRIBUTED Beautiful Troopers helmet which belonged to a Sgt.Connell who later moved to the Glasgow Yeomanry before becoming Commanding officer of the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in 1910. Metal skull with large imposing helmet plate and white horsehair plume. Good size approx. 57. Good condition leather liner with his name applied in ink. All original inc. chin scales, these with no leather backing. C/w japanned carrying tin with his name and Glasgow Yeomanry on brass plates. Rare V.G.C. See my other sales for more of his items.
LOTHIAN & BORDERS HORSE BRASS CAP BADGE Age toned brass o/r's cap badge. Slider. No rubbing or damage. Well detailed. V.G.C.
LOTHIAN & BORDERS HORSE CAP BADGE - WW1 Beautiful example found in a little box straight from a veterans family. Sheaf of corn with nice detail. Slider. Some old polish residue to back.
LOVAT SCOUTS BOER WAR BONNET - ATTRIBUTED From the family this very rare hand knitted and carded bonnet peculiar to the Lovet Scouts. The Lovat Scouts were the first real sniper unit being drawn mainly from ghillies and stalkers from the north of Scotland. In the Boer War they were mounted yeomanry. The bonnet has the distinctive black and white dicing worn only by them. Nice open hand made body with lovely large hand knitted touree. Waxed cotton lining in good used condition with the remains of gold lettering reading " INVICTA - INDIGO.... and TAM O' SHANTER". Good size for the period being approx a 56. There is a hand written letter attached giving the soldiers name and details and confirming he fought in the Boer War. He returned to S. Africa later and made his fortune some of which he donated to his home town. 3 moth nips and frayed silk band otherwise an exceptional item and very rare. The Scouts wore these bonnets as well as slouch hats in the Boer War and there are many period images of such.
LOVAT SCOUTS I.Y. CAP BADGE A brass cap badge for the Lovat Scouts Imperial Yeomanry. Lugs. V.G.C.
LOVAT SCOUTS YEOMANRY FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE Small size similar to a collar , worn on the Field Service cap. Lovat Scouts with " Y ". correct voided centre. Gilded finish. Uncleaned as it came to me. Featured in Gaylor, pages 82 and 96.Plate 31 & 35. Measures approx. 27mm. Scarce. V.G.C.
LOVAT SCOUTS YEOMANRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE Gilded finish. Cast metal example. Fretted centre. Scarce V.G.C.
LOVAT’S SCOUTS BADGE
LOWLAND BRIGADE CAP BADGE C.1960\'S This is the early proper metal one from the '60's , not later anodised version. Heavy 2 piece construction. Scarce. V.G.C.
LOWLAND REGIMENT CAP BADGE Scarce WW2 for the Lowland Regiment. Die struck w/m. North / south lugs. Slight shaping to the cap. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
LOWLAND REGIMENT CAP BADGE Scarce 2 lug example. Removed from it's original glengarry which only had the corresponding north/south lug holes. Nicely detailed white metal. Usually found with 4 lugs.
LOWLAND REGIMENT WW2 CAP BADGE Nice condition and unusually not with the 4 corner lugs usually found on these. Still pukka badge and with the remains of old polish to the back. Nice age toning to front. Scarce.
LT. COLONELS SHOULDER SLIDE - NORTH AFRICA / ITALY Good example of the shoulder slides worn singly in the Desert and Italian campaigns in WW2. Lightweight cotton slide with rank insignia. Near mint
LUFTAFFE M40 SINGLE DECAL - COMPLETE - QUIST As nice as they come. Beautiful " One Look" helmet. Rough texture blue grey paint to almost 100%. Lovely toned decal, complete apart from one small nick out the centre of the swastika. Q64 shell,batch no. indistinct. Nice size 56 liner with original draw string. Original to helmet full length steel buckle chin strap marked, DLO 42 to end. Liner band is the scarce double banded aluminium but with steel D rings. If you're looking for a nice untouched helmet straight out the woodwork with no issues this is a good buy.
LUFTWAFFE ADMIN OFFICERS - HIGH GRADE CAREER OFFICIALS COLLAR TAB Rare tab and a direct vet bring back. This is for a very high rank as the gilt twill surround is as high as it gets. Dark green backing with silver bullion wire. Gold twill surround. Correct loose stitching and buckram backing. One Look original. Rare. V.G.C. Prior to the official formation of the Luftwaffe they established a separate branch of Administrative Official’s who were not classed as military personnel but rather as civilian members . The different branches of service had specific waffenfarbe, dark green being for all Administrative Official’s . The collar tab piping indicated the particular career level with high grade career personnel having gilt piping,
LUFTWAFFE ALUMINIUM VISOR CAP COCKADE Nice aluminium example with split pins fixing to rear. Good details.
LUFTWAFFE BREAST EAGLE - UNISSUED British vet bring back along with other items( see pics ) bought from the son. Unissued condition.
LUFTWAFFE FLAK FEMALE REPORTING BADGE Scarce Luftwaffe Female Auxiliary Aircraft Reporting Badge (Abzeichen für den Flugmeldedienst). Ges Gesch and maker marked to rear. No. 48027. No enamel damage. Forum posted. V.G.C.
LUFTWAFFE M40 COMBAT HELMET Great looking size 64 in a rough texture blue grey finish. Luftwaffe visible under the paint. Good sheepskin on zinc band liner system with an original lace / draw string. Rare maker stamp embossed into the leather " Schuberth Werke Braunschweig " Has the original chin strap albeit long end is in 2 parts with the tip absent and the short end is missing the buckle. A great looking helmet. V.G.C.
M.M. WINNERS AFRIKA KORPS INSIGNIA HATE BELT Straight out the weeds a number of years ago from the son of a 8th Army vet who won the M.M. in the Desert. Came with other items mainly cuff titles. All insignia has been tunic removed before being stitched to an RAF belt. Comprises Army breast eagle, Luftwaffe shirt eagle, Luft cap eagle, collar litzen pair, cap roundel. Italian insignia comprising 2 different collar tabs, one mkd. " 62 ", 2 different size brass tunic buttons. Raf breast eagle. Never touched and all insignia is tropical DAK. Name and unit of the soldier to buyer and also the reason he qualified for the Military Medal.
M16 CAMO STAHLHELM GERMAN HELMET Straight out the loft and in times when most camos out there are fake it's nice to get a 100% original. 3 colour block camo of green /ochre / reddish brown and correctly broken up with finger width black lines. Leather liner band. 3 pads present, one still with it's horsehair cushion. These are still in good condition for their age with 4 tongue ends still intact. Unusually the leather draw string is still present.Strap ends present. Large size with non stepped air vents. Never on the market and straight in from the family.
M35 APPLE GREEN GERMAN HELMET- DECALS REMOVED - CAPTURE CHINSTRAP Large size NS 66 still with it's early pre war shiny apple green paint. Lot no. D30. Ice book confirms this helmet as having left the factory in late 1937 as a double decal Heer. Dome stamp. Evidence of Army decal to left side and state shield to right.. Retains most of it's original paint although there's a recent chip to the forehead area. Aluminium single band with square D rings, this ties in correctly with the helmets configuration when leaving the factory. Leather liner a bit dry with some damaged tongue ends. Interesting use of a captured Brodie helmet chin strap. These of course still being in use in WW2 by armoured crews and 2nd line soldiers. Apron stampings "NS 66 - D30". Owners named scrawled in pencil to apron. Scarce early war helmet in good condition and not re issued with the later drab paint.
M35 ARMY DOUBLE DECAL - VET BRINGBACK Cracking vet bring back supposedly taken from Hitler Youth soldier in 1945. Good toned army decal and State shield visible under the paint. Original liner and chin strap. Smallest size (ET) 60. Original apple green paint to inside. Most likely what is referred to as a reissue helmet. The Rice book has this helmet leaving the factory in early 1939 as an army double decal. Great "Been There" helmet.
M35 ARMY SINGLE DECAL - SAWDUST CAMO GERMAN HELMET Straight out the woodwork " Been There" one look helmet. Grey /green camo with rough textured sawdust finish. Size 66 . Named in rear apron. All original. Photos speak for themselves. Get in quick , helmets like this don't hang around long
M35 ARMY SINGLE DECAL RE ISSUE - WIRE CARRYING LOOPS. Stunning helmet being a M35 Quist 66 re issue, with lot no. 516. which means it left the factory in 1938 most likely as an army double decal. Matt field grey paint. Good decal. Named to skirt and liner. Interestingly this one has soldier made wire hooks for belt suspension. Nicely made with flattened ends which hook into the air vents and come down under the liner band and end in attaching loops. Original full length brown chin strap and excellent liner. Now rare as clean as this. Top shelf helmet.
M35 COMBAT GERMAN HELMET C/W ORIGINAL NET Superb all original combat helmet with an original to it string net. ET 64 shell with batch no. 3660. Nice hair oil darkened liner with all tongue ends intact, one small rodent bite to leather.Double banded liner band with square D rings. Original maker marked. and dated chin strap "M &..kampmann - .ppert..e - 1937". Aluminium buckle. String net in good condition with a few breaks. Very striking helmet and I've checked the factory records and this batch left the factory in 1938.
M35 D/D LUFTWAFFE HELMET - FLAK BTN. - NORMANDY CAMO Stunning all original camo which ticks all the boxes. This one is confirmed in the Brian Ice book on helmet codes as having left the factory in 1939 as a double decal Luft with 2nd eagle and dome stamp. Both decals visible under the camo which is green & maroon spray of the type referred to as a Normandy. I must say in my experience this camo crops up in various theatres.Nice clear dome stamp. Original Luftwaffe blue to inside. Very good original sheep skin liner still with it's drawstring. The helmet is a large size Q66 (QUIST) , lot no. 4622. Maker mkd. original full length chin strap. Double banded liner band , again confirmed in the Rice book. To the rear apron is penned " F.B. 103" ( Flak Btn. 103). This unit was part of Flak Rgt. No. 2 which took part in the invasion of France and later Operation Barbarossa . A superb combat vet which has been forum posted and is confirmed to be as it is supposed to be, a total 'One Looker ". Genuine camo and all components configure exactly as to how it left the factory. No re issue, no " Period liner replacement", etc. This is as genuine as they get with all it's original factory fitted parts all still there and with the addition of an in theatre applied camo. A very hard to come by helmet which could tell a few stories. Just reduced to this very low price for a real camo. 29/2/15
M35 DOUBLE DECAL ARMY APPLE GREEN GERMAN HELMET Good 100% original "One Looker ". Good toned Heer decal and fair State shield. Early Apple Green paint to approx 60%. Some pitting to paint and a couple of areas with surface rust. Good liner with owners initials "H K".Early double banded aluminium liner band with square D rings. Original good condition chin strap with aluminium buckle.Apron stampings ET62 - 39 ? 9. Early war army apple green helmets now scarce and very collectible and with some fetching over £2,000. This is a modest price for a good original.
M35 DOUBLE DECAL ARMY CAMO HELMET One look combat vet. If you want an impeccable " Been There " example this one fits the bill. Army adler exposed and State shield overpainted but visible under the heavy textured field grey paint. This one straight off the battlefield and still with lots of yellow clay that initially I thought was a tan camo. The mud is visible to at least 70% of the shell. Soldiers name in the skirt. Good liner and full length mkd. and dtd. chin strap. 64 shell, 57 liner. Great helmet that could tell plenty stories I'm sure
M35 DOUBLE DECAL HEER COMBAT GERMAN HELMET - COMPLETE Good "One Look" barn find original which has started out as a Luftwaffe helmet . Both decals approx 50% complete. Heer decal has been applied over the original Luft eagle and with close inspection, one wing tip of the eagle is still visible. Early smooth paint in Luftwaffe blue. Liner good with a few little tears but tongue ends complete and retains the original draw string. Double banded alumium liner band with square D rings. Shortened aluminium buckle chinstrap.Splotch of orange has has dripped on to the shell at some point but could be easily removed if required. ET64 shell with Batch no. 3797. This helmet is recorded in the Brian Rice book as having left the factory in 1938 as a Luftwaffe double decal. Very reasonably priced with some M35 doubles being priced at £2,000 plus elsewhere
M35 DOUBLE DECAL HELMET - SE 66 - VERY EARLY 073 CODE Nice very early re issue double decal in a large size. 2nd pattern eagle. Batch no.073. This helmet left the factory in 1935 as a double decal with 2nd pattern eagle according the book on helmet codes. Very good sheep skin liner, zinc band. Liner size 58. Dark blue/ slate grey colour.
M35 DOUBLE DECAL LUFTWAFFE C/W REMAINS OF CAMO NET -TWICE NAMED Great all complete helmet. SE 64 shell. Good 2nd pattern Eagle decal. State shield painted over but visible under the paint. Obscured as per the 1940 decal drop directive. Retaining most of original paint and has the original split pins with no signs of tampering.. Double named so issued twice. Original to it aluminium buckle chin strap which is still full length and maker mkd. and dated 1939. The liner is in really good condition , size 56 and of the type using the early pre war tanning process. Named to " SCHROFF ". Early double banded aluminium liner band with square D rings.Original draw string to crown. Nicely painted name in rear skirt, "Wm. Hellmers ". Fitted to the helmet is a thin strand camo net. The vendor stated it was there in poor shape to the outside when he got the helmet, now only the inside section remains but would suggest this has been a combat helmet as it is original to the helmet. This helmet was originally purchased from an American veteran of the C.I.C. ( Criminal Investigation Corps ). It was taken to an American gun show along with his other bring backs and sold to an American dealer. Fantastic 100% original and nice with the remains of the net.
M35 DOUBLE DECAL LUFTWAFFE GERMAN HELMET Straight from the vets family. Text book helmet. Early type eagle. Double named, once to skirt and the other to liner. Also unit markd and large stencilled 5 to crown next to the dome stamp. Maked and dated brown chin strap. Double banded liner. ET 62 in block script. Batch no. 4192. Brian Rice's helmet code book confirms this helmet left the factory in 1939 as a double decal Luft, block script, double banded liner and was a size 62, so nothing changed on this "One Look" helmet. Not cheap but you can have peace of mind with this sleeper.
M35 DOUBLE DECAL NORMANDY CAMO -ET66 - COMPLETE If ever you wanted one good real camo this is it. Outstanding helmet in 3 colour Normandy camo of tan / red / green. All complete and straight out the weeds as the Americans say. I've left it as found with it's mouldy sweat stained liner, which incidentally comes off without damaging or darkening the liner. What can I say, just to be sure I ran this by all the big shooters and no one has any issues as to it's originality, always a concern these days when buying a camo. Total " One Looker ".
M35 DOUBLE DECAL SE64 GERMAN HELMET COMPLETE - M35 helmet with one of the best Army decals I've seen in a long time. Almost 100%, nicely toned to a nice golden colour but this is not a Kreigsmarine. Remains of state shield, partially scraped off as per the decal drop directive of 1940. Early smooth paint but has the remains of a green camo overpaint. Early single banded liner band with square D rings. Liner good but with some rodent nips to two tongues. This is not very noticeable. Nice original numbered chin strap. Good complete helmet offered very cheap for a double decal.
M35 GERMAN ARMY DOUBLE DECAL HELMET - EF 68 - COMPLETE Straight out the woodwork from vets family. Huge size EF 68 with lot no. 20407. Size 61 marked to liner. Shell has the early smooth paint which is scarce as most helmets of this vintage were re issued with matt paint. Very good army eagle and state shield also good with the crazing I like to see on genuine examples. Liner good with all tongue ends complete although a little dry and with some wear to lower edge.Soldiers initials applied in ink. Different colour to helmet pins which is not uncommon, pins the early type with markings. Double banded aluminium liner band with square D rings.This nice and tight and has never been removed. This helmet came without a chin strap, I have shown it here with an appropriate strap which is not included in the price. One Look original and scarce is this huge size.
M35 GERMAN ARMY SINGLE DECAL HELMET - Q 66 Good straight out the woodwork combat vet in a large size. This is how I like them, dirty, dusty and likely hasn't seen the light of day since 1945. Early smooth paint. Full length maker mkd. chin strap. Liner with all tongue ends good and c/w the original draw string. Good Toned army decal. Large size Quist 66. Untampered with One Looker.
M35 GERMAN DAK CAMO - ARMY SINGLE DECAL HELMET Stunning unusual Afrika Korps camo in an unusual 3 tone colour scheme. This helmet came straight from a house where the womans husband had served in North Africa with the RAF. All over tan camo in a heavy brush stroked finish , over this has been applied a blue and green geometric pattern similar to British tanks in the Western Desert and also these colours were used by the Luftwaffe. Nice army decal. Size 62. No chin strap. Good liner.
M35 KREIGSMARINE GERMAN HELMET Super example in correct shade of field grey for navy. Nice decal. Original liner very tight to pins. Named to rear. Remains of one strap end. Bit rusty in crown as if it has had some moisture inside at some time. Otherwise V.G.C. possibly coastal artillery. The Rice book on German helmet codes confirms this left the factory as a Kreigsmarine single decal.
M35 LUFTWAFFE FORMER DOUBLE DECAL - Q 66 Good large size helmet in it's original smooth Luftwaffe blue paint. Helmet retains almost all it's finish. Eagle decal good . One wing tip and an abrasion to the tail the only faults on this one. Clear evidence of where the state Shield was. Lot number unclear. Double banded aluminium liner band with square D Rings and stout sheepskin leather with all tongue ends complete.. Non original blue cloth chin strap. Never seen anything like this so don't know if t's wartime or post war addition . Jury's out ? Great looking original in non re - issue original paint. Heavy helmet as you find with Quists which are my personal favourite German helmet. V.G.C.
M35 SINGLE DECAL ARMY BATTLEFIELD BUNKER FOUND - BATTLE DAMAGED Good solid bunker recovered helmet still with almost all it's original paint. Army decal to left side. Concussion/blast crack to crown. Double banded aluminium liner band with square D rings. All helmet pins present. Eastern Front found.
M35 SINGLE DECAL GERMAN HELMET - DAK- ATTRIBUTED - FLAK UNIT Vet bring back from Tunisia. Quist 64 shell M35 re- issue type helmet. Lot no. 992. Good army decal. All complete and original. This one is named and has a Feldpost no. to the liner. This number attributes it to a Heer Flak ( M.G.) Btn , 2 Komp. Flak. Btn. 612. This unit was subordinated to the Afrika Korps in 1941 and were wiped out in Tunis in 1943. Full length chin strap, good liner, still with it's draw string. Barn found condition . Proper " Been There" helmet from the North African campaign. Tied 100% to them rather than surmised due to camo colour.
M35 SS DOUBLE DECAL SAND CAMO RE ISSUE Stunning looking 100% original camo.M35 re issue. Green overpaint with rough sand finish. Pig skin liner with soldiers name applied in ink. Full length chin strap. ET64, batch no. indistinct, B.L. initials to crown. To the left side under the paint can be seen the red of a party shield strongly suggesting this has been an SS helmet. Very striking combat helmet that has been posted for opinions and all good. Buy with confidence.
M35 TROPICAL CAMO GERMAN HELMET DAK - TUNISIA Great example of a tropical camo found in the cellar of a house in Medina Italy. Brownish tan overpaint usually associated with Tunisia in the latter stages of the North African campaign. The tropical paint has been applied over an earlier white winter camo suggesting this soldier has seen action in another theatre most likely Russia. The brown paint is also sun bleached in parts so it is likely this man has been in action for a prolonged period of time in a very hot climate before being shipped to Italy. Large heavy Q66 shell, with batch no. ..77. Outline of decal shield to left side. Some light pitting to inside apron. Good condition liner with all tongue ends intact and original draw string (broken). Owners name applied in ink "BROOG" ? Double banded liner band. Very good supple full length original chin strap with indistinct maker details and 1941 date. Fine "One Look" combat helmet that could tell a few stories.
M40 ARMY SINGLE DECAL - K.I.A. - FRANCE 1944 Superb looking attributable helmet taken as a vet pick up in Calais by a Canadian soldier. All original NS64 D series helmet with good army decal with some slight surface abrasions. Most field grey finish present to shell. Named in rear skirt and also in the liner. Liner complete and very good with honest service wear comensurate with the rest of the helmet. One helmet pin a period replacement ? Full length maker mkd and 1940 dtd. chin strap. Maker looks like "....LRINGHAUS & CO - ..L...HEIM". Unteroffizier H.Poppe, born Munster 1924, died Calais 1944. Buried Bourdon Cemetary. Brian Rice book confirms this helmet left the factory in early 1940 as a Army single decal. Superb "One Look" helmet and attributable.
M40 ARMY SINGLE DECAL GERMAN HELMET A total original I just got from the loft of a house in Wales. ET 64 shell. Owners initials "A.P." scratched to apron and white "27". Good liner. Maker marked and dated chinstrap "GTO -1943". Good decal. Dome stamp in crown. At least 50% of original field grey paint.
M40 ARMY SINGLE DECAL HELMET WITH ORIGINAL CHICKEN WIRE Lovely combat helmet, SE64 with lot no. 869. This was WAF posted and got a unanimious thumbs up. Great condition all round. Photos tell all.
M40 BATTLE DAMAGED SINGLE DECAL ARMY HELMET Good solid battle field recovered helmet found in Hungary. Retains a large percentage of original smooth paint finish. Army decal to around 50%. Liner present but detached. A bit shrunken but with holes, which correspond with the two entry holes on the shell as well as the strike on the rear apron. Original liner band. Good Eastern Front relic.
M40 DOUBLE DECAL POLIZEI HELMET QUIST 64 Polizei division quist size 64 shell combat helmet. Bordered police decal in really good condition and Nazi shield also good with a couple of abrasions. Field grey shell to almost 100%. Liner with some tongue ends at fault and has dark dry sections that suggest to me a head wound ? Full length maker mkd. chin strap with steel buckle good but with a partial tear just below the buckle. Lot no. DN 197 confirmed in the Rice helmet code book as having left the factory in 1942. Great helmet !
M40 GERMAN WW2 ARMY SINGLE DECAL HELMET Good One Look combat helmet. NS 64. Lot no. looks like 6858 ? Inside with original smooth paint and outside with a rough zimmerit type drab field grey. Army decal to 90%. Liner dry and with tongue ends detached but still present , attached to the original draw string. Chin strap ends only. 100% original.
M40 KREIGSMARINE SINGLE DECAL GERMAN HELMET - QUIST 66 Fine all original Quist 66, skirt no. DN121. Good field grey smooth paint, 95% remaining. Subdued gold Kreigsmarine eagle. Liner has seen heavy use and is part frayed ar lower edge.One tongue end detached but still tied to draw cord. Rare full length brown Navy chin strap with small size roller. This chin strap on it's own is worth over £200 and rarely come up for sale. Quist shape and heavy weight, great looking helmet and has to be the cheapest genuine Kreigsmarine around at this reduced price. This helmet ties in 100% with the Rice book on helmet codes. Produced 1941 for the Kreigsmarine. If you are interested in buying the helmet without it's chin strap at a reduced price please let me know as I would be happy to keep the strap.
M40 NORMANDY CAMO GERMAN HELMET - ATTRIBUTED One of the most striking camos you are ever likely to see and a 100% original bought from a RAF vets family along with many other bringbacks by me 10 years ago. Tan/Maroon/Green camo with rough sawdust finish, this has been applied while the paint was wet giving it a rough textured finish.Good size ET64 shell. Good liner with soldiers name applied in ink. Original marked and dated chinstrap. None nicer, name of the L.A.C. who served with a Typhoon squadron in Normandy and brought it back will be given to buyer. Please note, these are copyright photos . Anyone who knows their stuff can see this is a real helmet and is sold as such. I realise buying a camo these days is a nightmare but this is the real deal and kept by me until now.
M40 QUIST SINGLE DECAL GERMAN ARMY HELMET - 64 Good looking M40 shell with Heer decal. Q64 with Lot No. DN 313. An interesting helmet which dates from 1943 according to the Rice helmet code book which sees the factory transition begin from M40 to M42 shells. Scarce helmet Pig skin liner with scarce side stitched seam. No chin strap. V.G.C.
M40 SINGLE DECAL ARMY GERMAN HELMET - NS 64 A good 100% original combat veteran . NS 64, with Lot No. DN 67. This helmet dates to 1940 and has the hybrid characteristics as they changed from aluminium to zinc liner bands so you find helmets like this where they are using the last of the M35 liner systems in the M40 shell. Double banded aluminium liner band with square D rings and sheepskin leather. Another coat of rough paint on top of the Field Grey. This is the way I like to see them with some paint on the decal from where the owner has tried none too successfully to paint round the decal. Liner dry and hair oil darkened but still good with one tongue end a/f. Original draw string. No chin strap. Single Heer decal. One Look original
M42 COMBAT HELMET - FRENCH BARN FIND Acquired recently from a Normandy barn. Large size 66. I've left this exactly as found with it's dusty liner which is still in very good shape and it's uncleaned shell. I think it exudes character the way it is although would clean up if desired. Low price
M42 GERMAN HELMET ARMY SINGLE DECAL 2 TONE CAMO - AMERICAN VET BRING BACK This one out of Michigan a few years ago and purchased direct from the vets family. Story goes it was taken from a pile of helmets from surrendering P.O.W.'s. Vet liked it because it was the only one with camo paint. He took the helmet and put it in his tank.Later the chin strap was utilised for a running repair on said tank. That aside it's a cracking helmet , much better in the flesh as it were. Green and ochre spray and the owner obviously was young with a sense of humour ( See finish in line/behind decal ). Wermacht adler decal very good. Size 57 liner with service wear round the lower leading edge. Remains of chin strap at one side. Code numbers to rear skirt, CKL 164 2510. Superb genuine " Been There " combat helmet with an unusual camo. Brian Ice helmet code book records confirm this helmet having left the factory between 1st Feb. 1943 and the 28th Aug. 1943 and corresponding exactly with the helmet particulars being a single decal Heer with sheepskin liner with zinc band . V.G.C.
M42 HEER SINGLE DECAL HELMET - Good condition large size combat helmet. Overpainted in a field grey sawdust camo. Great decal.Almost all paint remaining. Soldiers name to inner apron. Good liner with all tongue ends intact. Original chin strap, this missing buckle from short end and tip from long end . Size 57 liner , 64 shell. Nice example.
MANCHESTER CITY POLICE WHISTLE ( HUDSON - BARR ST. ) "Metropolitan" model police whistle. Marked up to Manchester City Police . Has original hook and ring attachments and later chrome chain. Scarce V.G.C.
MILES - MULTIPLE INTEGRATED LASER ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM HELMET ATTACHMENT Multiple integrated laser engagement system, or MILES as used by the British army and other nations inc.the U.S. Not tested. A bit of kit that rarely comes on the market. Has elasticated helmet over straps and clips for the rim. Helmet not included. V.G.C.
MILITARY TEMPERANCE MEDAL Military Temperance medal. India. 3 years. No ribbon. Uncleaned . V.G.C.
MUNSTER FUSILIERS CAP BADGE Nice great War bi metal cap badge. Slider. Solder holes on the back, used when applying the front section, only found on genuine examples. V.G.C.
NATAL MOUNTED RIFLES (SOUTH AFRICA) HELMET BADGE Natal Mounted Rifles helmet badge circa 1922-43. Nicely toned white metal. No rubbing or damage. 2 lugs.top one is absent hence low price. V.G.C.
NATIONAL RESERVE LONDON &8545; BADGE - 21031 Scarce National Reserve London. No enamel damage. Gilded crossed rifles below. Membership number 21031 and London to the reverse. V.G.C.
NAVY LEAGUE KEEP WATCH ENAMEL LAPEL BADGE Nice wee wartime lapel badge. No damage. V.G.C.
NAZI ANTI SEMITIC TINNIE Scarce tinnie. Jew with whip and Aryan with sword and spade. Text translates to " A Peoples Peace or a Jewish Dictatorship ". Aluminium. Needle pin. V.G.C.
NEW ZEALAND - W.W.C.T RGT. BADGE Good quality bi metal cap badge for the Wellington West Coast & Taranaki Regiment. V.G.C.
NEW ZEALAND - 15TH NORTHLAND CAP BADGE Nice die struck brass. Well detailed, no rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
ON WAR SERVICE 1915 LAPEL BADGE - GAUNT Good example. Numbered 20998. Gaunt mkd. with Guaranteed Fire Gilt. Uncleaned. VGC.
OSAMA BIN LADEN ACTION FIGURE Very rare well detailed 12" figure released by Dragon then promptly discontinued after a lot of bad press. Existing stock then put out in unmarked packaging (like this guy) till stock was exhausted. Mint condition and highly collectable especially in the original packaging like this.
OX & BUCKS OFFICERS SILVER COLLAR BADGE - MAKER MKD Officers collar with silver finish. Cast. Very sharp detail compared to o/r's version. Stamped " P" at rear which I believe is Gaunt ? . V.G.C.
OX & BUCKS VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE Nice example of an ordinary ranks brass helmet plate. Nice age toning. QVC. No issues. Scarce. Bargain price !!! V.G.C.
OX AND BUCKS COLLAR DOGS AND CAP BADGE SET Wartime w/m collars and cap badge. All matching age toning. Good price. V.G.C.
PAISLEY CONSTABULARY POLICE BADGE Rare badge. Chrome finish. V.G.C.
PAKISTAN - BALUCH REGIMENT CAP BADGE Nice sand cast cap badge. Good detail. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
PALESTINE POLICE BADGE Good w/m example. No rubbing or damage. Slider. Kings Crown. V.G.C.
PANZER OFFICERS VISOR CAP - DOUBLE EREL , SONDERKLASSE EXTRA - NAMED Top end Heer Panzer Officer Visor Cap. Great looking double marked EREL. Perfect shaped peak and really nice profile. Cap body is a fine doeskin wool . Some light moth tracking and a couple of small stains to crown otherwise very good. Insignia is original to the cap and is silver washed with the wreath especially well detailed. The visor is near perfect with no crazing . The gold rayon interior is also very clean and pristine with just a bit of soiling around the forehead area of the sweatband. The crown celluloid is excellent with all the text very clear and the officers name is there in Gothic script. The cap is marked to “Erel” on both the lining and sweatband and the crown is marked in silver script " Officizier - KleiderKasse - Berlin - Erel - SonderKlasse - Extra, so as nice as they come . Pink Waffenfarbe for Panzer Arm of Service.3 small moth nips to crown piping which does not detract from the quality of this cap. Silver wire officers cap cords. Very large size 58 approx. 100% original , One Look rare cap.
PERTH CORPORATION TRAM DRIVERS CAP BADGE Very rare badge. As per a 4th Black Watch sporran badge with the Perth double headed eagle but with Corporation motto instead of the latin one found on military badges. Well struck . White metal. Excellent condition
PERTH HIGHLAND RIFLE VOLUNTEERS ( BLACK WATCH ) CAP BADGE Good example of this scarce Victorian period badge circa 1874-1880. Silvered white metal. Die struck. Good detail. They became the 5th Black Watch.
PERTHSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS OFFICERS CROSS BELT AND POUCH Very rare early Victorian officers cross belt and accoutrements. Large silver bolt on cross belt badge with Star of the Order of theThistle with strap " NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT" ( wha dare meddle wi me ). This all standing in lovely high relief with higher central thistle giving the badge a beautiful 3 - D effect,this below a large well detailed Victorian crown . Lions head boss with original chains although part of the latter may be missing some links. Silver tapered mount for whistle, the whistle itself is absent. All mounted on the original leather cross belt which is in superb supple condition for age. Complete with it's original leather cartouche pouch, again in great condition. Early Victorian period.
POLICE - ASSISTANT CHIEF CONSTABLE - SHOULDER RANK BADGE - SILVER Pre 1952 shoulder badge in unmarked silver. 2 piece construction. Tipstaff crown top nicely set with red enamel. Silver lugs. Rare V.G.C.
POLISH ENAMEL BADGE
POLISH WW2 - 8TH INFANTRY BRIGADE - SILVER/GOLD RING Extremely rare piece and found locally here in Bridge of Allan where the 8th were stationed prior to D Day along with the 9th Polish Lancers and an Infantry Brigade. They adopted the Scottish Lion Rampant with an 8 below as an unofficial Formation Sign and it was worn on their battledress. The ring is awesome, big and chunky with the Polish Eagle within a shield in relief. Silver plated. To the face in rose gold is the unit insignia. Largish 3rd finger size. Heavy. V.G.C.
POST ‘52 CANADIAN CALGARY HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE Queens crown. Post ' 52. Retains original bronze finish One replacement lug to rear. Hence very low price. V.G.C.
POST 1902 - ROYAL SCOTS HELMET PLATE CENTRE Good example. As per a cap badge but with wire loops for fitting to the Generic crowned star helmet plate used on the Home and Foreign Service helmets. Nice age toning and old polish residue to back. Wire loops good. No rubbing or damage. Scarce. V.G.C.
PRE 1884 1st ABERDEEN RIFLE VOLUNTEERS ( GORDON HLDRS ) - PLAID BROOCH. Beautiful piece in nickel silver. Hollow construction. Correct overlong pin. No rubbing or dmage. Extremely rare. V.G.C.
PRE 1902 LIFE GUARDS LARGE TUNIC BUTTON Dark toned brass. Will clean up nicely if desired. Maker mkd. for Jennens London. V.G.C.
PRE WW1 - KAISER WILHELM COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL Good condition with age toning.Circa 1897. Kaiser Wilhelm I Commemorative Centenary Medal. Originally awarded in memory of the hundredth birthday of the Great Emperor Wilhelm I. 1797- 22. March -1897. Awarded by Prussia to state and university officials, as well as all military officers, non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel, which were actively serving in army, navy and Schutztruppe. Medals were also awarded to the surviving veterans of the First Schleswig War, Second Schleswig War, Austro-Prussian War, and the Franco-Prussian War.
PRISONERS DOG TAG
PRUSSIAN ERSATZ PICKLEHAUBE C/W ORIGINAL COVER - GERMAN HELMET Excellent "been there" combat helmet in a brownie green felt. Brass fittings. Original helmet plate, which has left it's impression on the helmet shell. Original chinstrap complete and in good condition for age. Original cockades. Size 57. Leather liner good if a little dry and dirty. One tongue end damaged. Original trench cover with green '62' to front. All hooks present . Maker details "N.ALEXANDER - BRESLAU - 57" to inside. The cover has good honest service wear commensurate with the helmet, which I believe has originally been green but through getting rained on has had the colour washed out a bit. If you want a helmet that has seen front line action this is for you.
PULL THROUGH CLEANING TOOL Not sure what this is from but a fairly hefty calibre. If you know, please let me know. V.G.C.
QUEEN ALEXANDRAS IMPERIAL NURSING SERVICE OFFICERS LAPEL BADGE Well detailed officers badge in unmarked silver and gilt. Lovely condition retaining all it's gilt finish. Kings crown. Silver lugs. Circa WW1.
QUEEN MARYS ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS CAP BADGE -1918/1920 Rare badge to the AAC who evolved from the WW1 Womens Auxiliary Army Corps and existed only from 1918 to 1920. Nice age patina with old period polish evident to back. Brass with slider. Cheap
QUEEN VICTORIA SCHOOL O.T.C. BADGE Good pre '52 kings crown example. Nicely toned w/m. No rubbing or damage. Lovely raised detail on this one. Lugs slightly mismatched ? Now scarce. V.G.C.
QUEEN'S OWN LOWLAND YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Slider back. Scarce. Anodised. V.G.C.
QUEENS EDINBURGH VOLUNTEER RIFLE BRIGADE BADGE Large round bronze badge for either the cross belt , pouch or belt centre. Large size , just over 2 and a quarter inches. Heavy cast brass or bronze. Stout mounts. Castle in relief to centre. Latin motto to the outside " Nisi Dominus Frustra ". Without God it is in Vain. Also now the motto of Edinburgh Council. It should be how much will you pay me for the Building Contract ! Scarce. V.G.C.
QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS SILVER SPORRAN BADGE Crown & thistle
QUEENS OWN HIGHLANDERS ( CAMERON & SEAFORTH ) - BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Scarce title. Brass. V.G.C.
QUEENS OWN HIGHLANDERS ( CAMERON & SEAFORTH ) - PIPERS CAP BADGE Now difficult to find, circa 1961 cap badge worn only by pipers. Still on it's Regimental tartan bonnet patch. 2 lugs to rear. Mint condition. Rare to find with the tartan patch. V.G.C.
QUEENS OWN HIGHLANDERS ( CAMERON & SEAFORTH ) PIPERS PLAID BROOCH As nice as they come this example. Large percentage of the original silver frosting present, usually polished off. Bright finish brass quoit. Bolt on furniture. Parts are matching numbers ( 26) . V.G.C.
QUIST 64 M35 FORMER DOUBLE DECAL - NAMED Good early helmet still with it's shiny parade/early finish. Batch no. 4575. This is one of the helmets referred to ass " Oddball" in the Brian Ice helmet book, i.e. this one has a zinc liner band fitted with earlier aluminium D rings, a known though scarce configuration. Brass helmet pins.Also at this time helmets were leaving the factory in both shiny and matt paints. This is a great helmet with a very nice condition size 56 liner named to it's former owner . Evidence of it's army double decals, the state shield having been scraped off as per the 1940 decal drop directive. Cheap price original
R E M E CAR MASCOT / BUMPER BADGE - GAUNT Beautiful condition car mascot from the early 1950's. Cap badge type device to centre , this inlaid with undamaged blue enamel. This set in high relief over undamaged enamel in Regimental colours. Gaunt stamped. V.G.C.
R.A. SGT'S BRASS SLEEVE BADGE C/W BACKING PLATE Good example , well detailed and retaining a fair bit of the original gilded finish. Original oval backing plate.
RA ID DOG TAG
RAD - REICH LABOUR SERVICE FOR WOMEN (RAD - WJ) BADGE - J.B.u CO Good example of the RAD womens branch badge. Zinc. Maker mkd., J.B.u Co. ( Julius Bauer & Co. ) below pin. Nice uncleaned age toning. V.G.C.
RAF (BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE) ENAMEL & DIAMONTE SWEETHEART BROOCH Beautiful large size sweetheart brooch. Measures over 2 and a half inches wing tip to wing tip. Has all it's Marcasite stones. Original pin & hook. Stunner
RAF (BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE) PLASTIC ECONOMY BADGE WW2 plastic economy cap badge. Good example with no distortion. Short blade type,(one curved tip absent) otherwise VGC. Non maker marked.
RAF \"O\" - (OBSERVERS) SILVER & ENAMEL BADGE Maker & STERLING marked to rear. No enamel damage. Very attractive. V.G.C. Scarce
RAF AG (AIR GUNNERS) BRASS & ENAMEL BADGE Very nice brass and enamel. Rare piece.
RAF SUN GLASSES
RAF WW2 WARRANT OFFICERS SLEEVE BADGES Estate fresh. Belonged to former Spitfire pilot who saw extensive service in the Far East. Uniform removed. V.G.C.
RARE - 6TH VOLUNTEER BTN. GORDON HIGHLANDERS - PIPERS PLAID BROOCH I doubt you will ever see another of these ! In 20 years as a full time dealer in primarily Scottish militaria this is the only one of these I have ever had / seen. Nickel silver with all scrolls and centre piece rivetted on. Nickel silver. Stout construction with correct original over long pin for the period. Scrolls with " SIXTH VOL. BATTALION - GORDON HIGHLANDERS ". Once it's gone it's gone, I doubt you will ever find another for sale attributed to the 6th V.B. V.G.C. This will be shipped by the courier to the oversea buyer.
RARE \" MOST WANTED \" OSAMA BIN LADEN - ARMOURY 12\" ACTION FIGURE - SEALED - SUPER RARE In 2001 Armoury figures made 500 Saddam and Bin Laden figures under the name " Most Wanted ". These quickly disappeared into the collectors market and are totally unobtainable now outside museums. They were originally packaged in a plain black box and the last few in cellophane bags. This is one of the last ones although originally I also had 3 in the box. Exactly the same figure and even rarer in the packet. Mint condition, never opened. Beyond rare. P.O.A.
RARE 26TH OF FOOT (CAMERONIANS) OFFICERS GILDED COLLAR PAIR Extremely rare collar pair worn by officers for the brief period, 1880 to 1881. Gilded metal and an exact pair. Correct non facing ( Pg. 116 History of British Army Collar Badges - Churchill ). Introduced in 1872 in brass for o/r's and adopted in 1880 in gilt and also bronze for officers. V.G.C.
RARE BLACK WATCH - CITY OF DUNDEE OFFICERS GILDED COLLAR COMBINATION Extremely rare 2 part collar set . Gilded for officers. Worn exclusively by the 1st City of Dundee Volunteer Battalion, Black Watch circa 1899-1908. The collars were worn as a dual set with the St Andrew in front and the Arms of the Royal Burgh worn behind. The latter being a pot of growing lilies. Excellent condition and I doubt you will find another set anywhere.
RARE WW2 GERMAN NSFK - GRUPPE 8 MITTE (ESCHWEGE) FLYING DAY BADGE Great flight day rally badge for the NSFK . Great detail in relief on this one. Icarus with superimposed swastika and attributed to Gruppe 8 Mitte (Eschwege) which was based in the State of Hesse. Silver washed die struck tombak. Rare. V.G.C.
RED ARROWS 1ST SQUADRON LEADERS FLYING HELMET - ATTRIBUTED A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN A GENUINE & SUPERB (RED ARROWS) Mk2 "BONE DOME". Flown during the 1970-71 display season in the Folland Gnat aircraft then used by the team. The helmet is attributed to the Late-Great Squadron Leader 'Bill Loverseed" Team Leader of The Red Arrows 1970-1971. The helmet is in well used condition with plenty of knocks and scrapes having for many years been used as an RAF recruiting 'tool' in various places and at various air shows and displays. It was finally sold off as a charitable donation many years ago. The visor screws at left end of the visor need replacing but overall the helmet is clean and complete having had the normal "interservice green" inner electrical and webbing conversion and general mod' common to 99% of all operational helmets of the period. All "white" RAF Mk2 helmets are very scarce and seldom seen for sale at all. Used also on many of the types being flown at the time such as The Lightning, Vulcan and the Phantom etc. Raymond Eric William Loverseed was born on an RAF base in Egypt in 1932. Bill joined the RAF in 1952, and flew with the Red Arrows in their first year, 1965, and also in 1970. He took command of the Red Arrows in 1971 after the previous leader, Dennis Hazell, broke his leg after ejecting due to an engine failure in practice in November 1970. Four Red Arrows' pilots were killed in an accident at RAF Kemble in January 1971, when two planes carrying two men each collided in mid-air. Bill Loverseed was promoted to Squadron Leader in July 1971, but resigned his commission in May 1972. He married four times. He flew a Buffalo transport plane that crash-landed at the Farnborough Air Show in 1984, and a Piper Cherokee aircraft that suffered severe icing and crashed in Newfoundland in 1987. He died in 1998, on a Dash 7 that he was piloting on a test flight over Devon. A WONDERFUL ITEM OF GREAT HISTORICAL INTEREST ( Much sought after I will guarantee that you will not see anything like this again in a hurry !) . C/w it's carry case.
RED CROSS - FOR SERVICE BADGE - MINT A good pre 1953 British Red Cross Society "For Service" gilt and enamel badge, the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and official issue number "L 13229". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel. Height 41mm.
REMINGTON1917 BAYONET C/W SCABBARD & FROG 1917 Remington bayonet. Blade good overall with some surface rust. Good wood grips. Working sprung release button.Some rust to metal handle parts. Scabbard leather very good and retaining the original green American finish. Stamped with what looks like " C & M " and " I.K." to the leather at the back. Scabbard mounts with surface rust. Good green leather frog with maker C & K and 1917 date. Shed find hence surface some rust , this more than made up for by the quality of the leather. Good price.
RENFREW ( GLASGOW ) CONSTABULARY CHROME COLLAR PAIR Chrome finish. Good detail. Nice matched pair. Prince of Wales feathers. No newer than WW2. V.G.C.
RENFREWSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEER BTN SHAKO Rare shako in good overall condition. Silver badge. Comes with it's metal carrying tin. Size 55 approx. Grey cloth with red band running around the crown. No moth, some black spots on the crown from where it has been sitting on top of the original waterproof cover which is congealed in the bottom of the tin. Nice 100% original and extremely rare especially in this condition.
ROYAL ABERDEENSHIRE HIGHLAND MILITIA SILVER BONNET BADGE Good example of this scarce badge. Silver St. Andrew. Very well detailed with some slight polishing to the high points Gilded outer wreath with slight finish loss. Correct old style pin and hook assembly. Centre in relief and attached by 4 rivets. Stamped " Silver ". I enquired with jewellers re the " Silver " stamping. It was done at the manufacture stage so they could identify easily silver examples from white metal. V.G.C.
ROYAL ABERDEENSHIRE MILITIA VICTORIAN GLENGARRY BADGE Nice example of this scarce badge. Die struck. Victorian crown. Thistle over a Saltire to the centre. 2 lugs. No rubbing to high points. Later became part of the Gordon Highlanders. V.G.C.
ROYAL ARTILLERY GILDED OFFICERS HELMET PLATE KINGS CROWN Nice post 1902 officers HP for the Home Service Helmet. Kings Crown examples are scarce. Retaining most of it's gilded finish with some loss to the bodiesof the lion and unicorn. Sharp die struck detail. 3 lugs to back. Good example. V.G.C.
ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE SIDE CAP Good example. Mid 1950's. 2 post '52 Queens Crown buttons to front. Bullion RA officers cap badge. Has light service wear and age related fading but no moth or damage. Gold bullion trim. Approx size 56.
ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS GILDED HELMET PLATE - WW1 Very cheap price !! Officers example retaining most of the original gilded finish. Post 1902 Kings crown, so scarce. 3 lugs to back. Fine detail. V,G,C,
ROYAL ARTILLERY SMALL CAP BADGE
ROYAL ARTILLERY WW1 SILVER SWEETHEART Very nice example retaining it's frosted silver finish. Made of unmarked silver. Original pin and hook. Might pre date WW1 going by the crown shape ? V.G.C.
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CAP BADGE Nice wartime example. Nicely toned " One Looker " V.G.C.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - STANDARD BEARERS BALMORAL BONNET C/W SCOTTISH BADGE Rare item from the late '50's , early '60's before the RBL went to glengarries. Correct yellow/blue dicing and has the large Scottish badge. Approx size 56. Wool body with black touree. Makers label inside. V.G.C.
ROYAL COMPANY OF ARCHERS BONNET BADGE Good cast original. Super rare. V.G.C.
ROYAL DRAGOONS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE Good 2 piece example. Overlaid silver scroll. Lion over Victorian crown. 3 lugs. Some slight polishing to high points on crown. Very nice example with low price.
ROYAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS DRESS SIDE CAP Good high quality example . London makers stamp to inside. Bullion RE badge. Black melton cloth with gold braid trim. Beautiful 3 piece silver/ gilt buttons to front. Owners name of cloth label to inside. Good gold lining. Approx size 57. V.G.C.
ROYAL ENGINEERS SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH Nice silver marked sweetheart with good undamaged enamel. V.G.C.
ROYAL FAMILY ATTRIBUTED BLACK WATCH WW1 FEATHER BONNET - CLAUDE BOWES-LYON A beautiful feather bonnet formerly belonging to Claude Bowes-Lyons the present Queens grandfather. The bonnet itself is by Marshall & Aitken, famous Scottish military tailors. Fine baby ostrich feather with silk tails to rear. Silk/leather lining. 4 fox tails to side. Very large red vulture feather hackle of the type that curves over the top of the bonnet. Top fixing loop absent. Lovely layered silk rosette. Pin back gilt officers sphinx bonnet badge. Leather chinstrap. Large size. Contained in it\'s original carrying tin with \"C.BOWES LYONS ESQ. THE BLACK WATCH\". A beautiful bonnet and with the Royal prouenance makes it a very special one-off item. Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, KG, KT, GCVO, TD (14 March 1855 – 7 November 1944) was a landowner and the maternal grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II.
ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY - FORT LANGLEY ENAMEL BADGE The Fort Langley saw action in WW 2 before being transferred to the R.F.A. Nice badge with all enamel intact. 4 cm diameter.
ROYAL FLYING CORPS CAP BADGE Nice "Been There" original which came with the shoulder title I'm selling. Slight polishing to high points as you would expect from an issued example. Lugs. One Look original
ROYAL FLYING CORPS CAP BADGE Well detailed, nicely domed example.Uncleaned. V.G.C.
ROYAL FUSILIERS (CITY OF LONDON) GRENADE BADGE Post 1902 large grenade badge. O/r's brass. Kings crown (KK 947). Very good with no rubbing or damage.2 long loops to reverse. Strap with motto and rose within.
ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS (H.L.I.) BELT BUCKLE Good post '52 buckle. Toned brass.Flaming fusilier bomb with Queens crown and HLI device to centre. Scarce V.G.C.
ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS ( HLI / RSF ). POST '52 COLLAR PAIR Scarce anodised collar pair. 3 piece construction. Single post. These are an early more substantial matched pair. V.G.C.
ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS (HLI / RSF) PIPERS CAP BADGE A now very hard to come by badge. Early , Post 52.White metal not anodised. Some polishing to high spots but nevertheless a good example. Worn by Regimental pipers only. V.G.C.
ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS CAP BADGE Good anodised bi metal cap badge.
ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS WAIST BELT CLASP Scarce buckle withQueens crown over H.L.I on raised flaming bomb. Early 50's. 4 piece construction.
ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS - ANODISED COLLAR PAIR Good matching pair. Single post fixings. Anodised. V.G.C.
ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS CAP BADGE Nice 2-piece example with age patina. Slider back.
ROYAL IRISH RIFLES - CAP BADGE - ENGLAND STAMP ON SLIDER Good w/m die struck wartime example. Kings Crown. England mkd. slider. V.G.C.
ROYAL MARINES WW1 SILVER / ENAMEL SWEETHEART Beautiful very well crafted piece in an Art Deco style. Stepped bar with below, RM device set with red/green/blue enamel. V.G.C.
ROYAL MIDLOTHIAN YEOMANRY CAVALRY VICTORIAN POUCH BELT Victorian pouch belt with original silver plated furniture of hand engraved rose boss, chains, drumsticks on hand engraved back plate and hand engraved buckle, slider and tail piece. Leather pouch with beautiful silver thistles in relief and silver Royal Midlothian Yeomanry Cavalry unit cypher with silver QVC above ( this missing the tip of the crown ). All these with the dark age toning silver takes on but will clean up easily if desired. The RMYC were absorbed into Lothian & Borders Horse and likely this pouch was still in use after amalgamation. Belt itself is more modern. Rare. V.G.C.
ROYAL MILITARY POLICE KHAKI SERVICE CAP (RED COVER) Rare " Red Cap " circa 1950's. WW2 pattern but still in use in the 50's. Comes c/w it's red cotton cover and anodised cap badge. Oil cloth lining. Nice big WD arrow and " W.D. - S - 904 " inside sweat band. Compton maker details to crown. 1953 date but looks like '58. Size 56 approx. RMP strap buttons and minty original tan leather strap. V.G.C.
ROYAL NAVAL DIV. WW1 COLLAR - HOOD Rare HOOD Btn. collar. Good detail. One lug bent otherwise very good.
ROYAL NAVY SILVER/ ENAMEL SWEETHEART BAR BAROOCH No damage to enamal. Marked "SILVER" to rear. Hook a/f but working fine.
ROYAL REGIMENT OF SCOTLAND OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR BADGES Un-issued condition complete with silver colour backing plate. Still in original packet.
ROYAL REGIMENT OF SCOTLAND PIPERS G10 SGIAN DHU Standard G10 pipers sgian dhu with a miniature RRS enamelled badge to handle. Quality construction with clipped back blade, wood handle and leather covered wood scabbard. Top mount with finial. These now being made for the army by a top Scottish jeweller after years of poor quality Pooley ones being on issue. Mint , unissued
ROYAL REGIMENT OF SCOTLAND SKEAN ( SGIAN ) DHU Beautiful example of an RRS sgian dhu. Classic top quality . Wood handle , steel clipped back blade. Leather covered wood scabbard. Plated fittings. Top mount with finial. Miniature Royal Regiment badge to handle. Mint
ROYAL REGIMENT OF SCOTLAND TAM O SHANTER Issue Tam c/w tartan patch, early Firmin badge and hackle. Couple of moth nips. Good size approx. 57.
ROYAL SCOTS - 1ST OF FOOT VICTORIAN CAP BADGE Rare Victorian period glengarry badge. Bi metal with solid centre, this domed out. Super looking badge. Some polishing to the high points on St. Andrew. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS - 2ND HIGHLAND COY. - 1ST CITY OF EDINBURGH RIFLE VOLUNTEERS CAP BADGE Rare badge circa 1860. 1st City of Edinburgh RVC glengarry badge. 3 lugs. Silver or silver plate. St. Andrew to centre with outer strap with Gaelic motto, translates as, " Highlanders Shoulder to Shoulder " Not to be confused with the Lanarkshire badge that is similar but with different motto. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS - QUEENS RIFLE VOLS. BRIGADE FEATHER BONNET BADGE Very good o/r's example in blackened brass. RVB to centre and R.S. to sides. Long lugs to rear.
ROYAL SCOTS - QUEENS RIFLE VOLUNTEERS BRIGADE CAP BADGE Excellent example from the Victorian period. Blackened brass and retaining most of it's finish. Well detailed, die struck. Retains an original to it shaped piece of blackened leather behind the badge. Strong impression of the badge on the leather.Unusual to find one with this backing.
ROYAL SCOTS - QUEENS RIFLE VOLUNTEERS CROSS BELT BADGE Excellent example in cast blackened brass. Fretted centre. Loop for whistle chain. Victorian period. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS - QUEENS RIFLE VOLUNTEERS PIPERS FEATHER BONNET BADGE As per the normal badge but with extra long lugs presumably for a feather bonnet so likely for a piper. Blackened brass. Old polish residue. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS - THE LOTHIAN REGIMENT OFFICERS HELMET PLATE The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1881-91. A fine and scarce example. Gilt crowned star mounted with Order of the Thistle Star. To the centre circlet hand pierced lettering, “Nemo Me Impune Lacessit”.This with rope style edging. To the centre a silver thistle in high relief and set on a green enamel ground. Running across the base of the star a silver scroll with “The Lothian Regt”. Three loops to reverse. Uncleaned. VGC
ROYAL SCOTS ( 5TH VB - LEITH ) BOER WAR PERIOD SILVER WATCH FOB Silver watch fob mkd. up to 5th Vo. Btn and with the Leith Coat of Arms to the centre. Strap around this with " Attendance Prize , Drill Series ". Named to the reverse, " Pte. F. Horne. 1901 ". Nicely detail. Rare
ROYAL SCOTS 5TH VOLUNTEER BTN CAP BADGE Good example of this Victorian period badge in w/m. Circa 1888/1908. Voided centre. Additional top scroll with " 5th Vol. Batt. " V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS BRASS SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Nice matched pair of brass titles. Hex lugs. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS - NCO'S ARM BADGE Nice age toned example. 3 lugs to back.2 piece. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS - WW1 MEDAL PAIR Nice condition and fresh to the market. Pte. W. Barr. 28606. R.S.F. War and Victory, with ribbons. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS OFFICERS WW1 COLLAR - OSD Good 2 piece cast example. Nice bi metal 2 piece construction. Reddish coloured metal bomb with brass thistle. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS SHOULDER TITLE & COLLAR SET Nice matching pairs. Circa WW1. Brass shoulder titles with hex lugs. Matching Flaming Bomb collars. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE - PRE 1902 Good scarce Victorian example. QVC. Lugs north and south. Old pink polish residue to rear. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS GREYS IRON PLAQUE FROM FRONT OF BARRACKS Super rare piece being a large Regimental device from the front of the barracks . Excellent condition with a skilfull repaint.When originally found it was rusty with no paint. Approx 12inches by 12 inches. Great detail. Very heavy so pay attention to shipping before purchasing V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE Nice officers belt plate. Bi metal badge with green enamel behind gilt centre. North/south lugs for belt plate as opposed to cap badge.Mounted on brass back plate. V.G.C. Low price.
ROYAL SCOTS OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR PAIR Nice matched pair of 2 piece colllar badges for wear on the Officers Service Dress. Near mint.
ROYAL SCOTS OFFICERS FORAGE CAP BADGE As per the cap badge style for officers but in the smaller size for the forage cap. Bi - metal. Green enamel behid the centre. 2 piece. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS OFFICERS OSD COLLAR PAIR Mint unissued condition bronze collars for wear on the service dress. 2 piece construction. This style introduced inter war period . C/w cotter pins.
ROYAL SCOTS OFFICERS WAIST BELT PLATE BY FIRMIN Excellent condition. Officers type badge retaining it's silver frosted finish . Nicely gilded centre with green enamel behind the thistle. Polished brass back plate. Good quality as you expect from Firmin. Mint
ROYAL SCOTS PIN BACK SWEETHEART Royal Scots sweetheart brooch made with collar. Possibly trench made by soldier.
ROYAL SCOTS RS TERRITORIAL SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Nice pair of the scarcer small size " R S " shoulder titles. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS SHAKO PLATE - 1871 - 1877 Other ranks Victorian helmet shako plate to the Royal Scots, circ 1871-1877, with two long lugs to the reverse, in good condition. Nicely toned brass. Well detailed. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS SOLDIERS SPOON WITH ARMY NUMBER. Nice soldiers spoon with R.S. and his last 4 digits of his army number. Maker mkd.
ROYAL SCOTS TERRITORIAL OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE Beautiful Reserve officers buckle with heavy chrome back plate and proper belt plate centre similar to the officers badge. Centre is a beautiful piece with silvered star, nicely gilded centre with the correct green enamel behind. Scarce V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS TERRITORIAL OFFICERS WAIST BELT PLATE Excellent condition. Polished white metal back plate, this possibly originally adapted from gilded example as the back has the remains of a gilt finish? Regimental device as per officers badge with nice gilded centre with green enamel behind, set on frosted silver star. Proper fixings for belt plate. not adapted from cap badge. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS TERRITORIAL WHITE METAL TITLE PAIR Nice pair of matched shoulder titles in white metal for Territorials. V.G.C. Scarce
ROYAL SCOTS WW1 BRASS ECONOMY CAP BADGE Very good example with longer lugs. Possibly for pipers feather bonnet ? A real one ! Old polish residue to back. V.G.C.
ROYAL SCOTS WW1 GILDED CAP BADGE - OFFICERS ? Rare variant. Brass economy with gilded finish , this present to almost 100%. Period brooch back. From a large Royal Scots collection just in. V.G.C.
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE BRONZE OFFICERS BADGE - BLADES Scarce officers cap badge for wear with the Service Dress. Die struck bronze with 2 blades to reverse. This is the last pattern prior to the amalgamation with The Queen's Regiment in 1992. Good price, way below market value. V.G.C.
ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON / ROYAL LONDON Y.C. - BAR BROOCH Beautiful bar brooch made from 3 gilded buttons professionally mouned on a gilded bar with stout original hook and pin. The 2 outer epaulette size buttons have 3 anchors and "R.Y.S." in old script. The centre large button has "R.L.Y.C." and is surmounted by a Victorian crown. A lovely rare item circa WW1 or possibly as early as the turn of the century.
RTR - ROYAL TANK CORPS WARTIME CAP BADGE - CAST- IN THEATRE MADE Sand cast example. Wartime Kings crown. In theatre made, likely North Africa, Far East. slight rubbing to the high points of the tank turret, otherwise VGC
RUC (ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY) TOMMY HELMET This I believe is a re issue circa 1950's into the 60's. My research shows helmets with a stencilled " RUC " is indictive of that period. Early WW2 helmet . Great condition throughout and a real rarity whatever period it's from. V.G.C.
RUSSIAN COLD WAR FLAG Beautiful iconic piece in silk/rayon. Lenin to one side, Soviet device to the other. Cold war items have now really kicked in as people realise it was a war and not a period of stalemate. Measures 1.73 m by 1.05 m V.G.C.
RUSSIAN FRONT GERMAN WW2 M40 SS HELMET - Solid bunker found single decal helmet. No leather. Liner band present. Good decal. Found near Poltava. The premier SS divions were there so either Dad Reich, TK or Liebstandarie. One look helmet.
S.A. BRIGADE 41 THURINGIA EAST - 1934 GREIZ - RALLY BADGE Early and scarce SA unit attributed Tinny. Raised laurel wreaths and swastika with central SA device in higher relief. I've left this dirty and age toned but will come up nicely if desired. V.G.C.
SA DAGGER - SCARCE MAKER - C/W HANGER Extremely rare pre 1935 dagger by Paul Ebel of Solingen. This has the highest rarity rating of a “10” on the McSarr’s trademark listing. Nicely marked to blade and with his 2 fish conjoined by a crown logo. Gau mkd. to hilt " Om " ( Warthegau ). Nickel fittings. Anodised scabbard. Clean blade with nicely etched motto. No damage to the handle. Original to it hanger. Good scabbard fittings with undented ball. For the serious dagger collector who wants an SA that scores 10 out of 10 in the rarity stakes.
SA MAGDEBURG - GRUPPE MITTE -MEMORIAL DAY BADGE Extra large size SA Gruppe Mitte die struck day badge. 5 cm diameter. Mint condition. Rare.
SA-GRUPPE NIEDERRHEIN 1937 SPORTS DAY BADGE SA sports participant's badge in aluminum. Some detail "SA-GRUPPE NIEDERRHEIN 1937" has worn away at the bottom. Rare.
SAM BROWNE LEATHER SWORD FROG Good supple leather retaining it's polished brown finish. Has " 183 " stamped to the back. Very usable. No date stamp. V.G.C.
SCARCE GERMAN WW2 1939 WINTER HELP WORK COMPRESSED PAPER DAY BADGE Scarce as most of these did'nt survive. Compressed paper with a tin foil type finish. Nice depiction of a soldier with M35 steel helmet in relief over Wermacht adler. V.G.C.
SCOTS GREYS - SHOULDER TITLES Look like a pair but one has hex loops , the other round. Toned brass. Came in together. Toning is the same. Likely worn together. One with a slight twist on the S, otherwise good originals and now hard to find.
SCOTS GREYS COLLAR PAIR Not an exact match but were worn as a pair. Well detailed , die struck. Facing pair. Scarce V.G.C.
SCOTS GREYS FIGURES - CRIMEA & WW1 PERIOD Two top end wood figures around 11 inches tall. Reputedly originally from the Greys museum. Circa 1910. Old screws to base. Hand painted. Fantastic accurate detail to uniform and accoutrements. Small bit of damage to sword hanger on Crimea figure otherwise amazing for their age. V.G.C. Very rare
SCOTS GREYS POUCH BADGE Nice detailed large brass pouch badge for the Greys and DG's. Lugs V.G.C.
SCOTS GUARDS - SERGEANT’S CAP BADGE Good bi metal example as worn by sergeants. Nice toning to centre. V.G.C.
SCOTS GUARDS - VALISE/ POUCH BADGE Good sharply struck example with no rubbing or damage. Loop on the back has a W.D. arrow. V.G.C.
SCOTS GUARDS 1912 HALLMARKED LONDON SILVER MEDAL PENDANT Beautifully detailed chunky silver fob medal. Sharp detail to Regimental device. Excellent condition
SCOTS GUARDS BRONZE OFFICERS SD CAP BADGE Circa WW1. For wear with the Service Dress. Good example . Old pink polish residue to back. V.G.C.
SCOTS GUARDS FLAG - EXTRA LARGE Genuine Scots Guards flag. Measures 6 feet by 43 inches approx. Hanging rope with toggle. Superb condition Rare
SCOTS GUARDS OFFICERS WW1 HELMET WITH INSIGNIA Outstanding helmet rarely found for sale these days. WW1 Brodie shell in rough drab paint to 100%. Beautifully painted officers badge to front. Officers type Gucci lining by a London maker. Stout leather chin strap. Fitted with an original to it string net suggesting service beyond the Great War by the officer. Painted initials " W.T. " in 3D script. Super rare in top condition with a price unfortunately reflecting that. V.G.C.
SCOTS GUARDS SERGEANTS CAP BADGE Good near mint bi metal sergeants badge. 2 piece construction.
SCOTS GUARDS TOMMY HELMET Super example with painted red/white dicing to both sides. All original and rare.
SCOTS GUARDS WW1 PRIVATE PURCHASE HELMET Exceedingly rare helmet made by Bates of London. Nicely stamped with their logo. Good leather liner and chinstrap. Fitted with heavy inter war net so likely used post WW1 and likely into WW2. Beautiful condition and the officers badge device toi the front really makes it. I don't know how this has been done but it stands out proud from the helmet. A.1.
SCOTTISH - ABERDEENSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS VICTORIAN WAIST BELT CLASP - HUGH KING Fine and rare cast nickel silver O/R's waist belt clasp. In virtually unissued condition. Motto "Bon Accord" to outer circlet and with the Aberdeen Coat of Arms to the centre. Plain belt fixings. Originally purchased from Bosleys as part of the Hugh King Collection he sold.
SCOTTISH FULL WRAP AROUND KILT APRON - WW1 / WW2 ? Excellent condition full wrap around kilt apron for wear over the kilt in combat. Medium size. Ties present. Horn button to front pocket. Pleated back. White label present but washed out. No tears or moth. WD stamped with "R" above. This possibly makes it a very rare 1939 issue ? Some of the BEF went off to war in 1939 in WW1 style kit and there is a classic photo of the Gordons marching through Keith in SD jackets and kilt aprons reminiscent of the Great War. Of the Great War pattern and opinions vary as to the stampings, one is they were the different clothing depots. Another train of thought is all WW1 examples have the letter below the Wd whereas this is above. Irrespective of that, this one is as nice as they come and kilt aprons are near impossible to find now and this is one I've owned for a very long time. V.G.C.
SCOTTISH HORSE WW2 LARGE ONE MANS GROUP. Amazing find straight from the house. Comprises huge amount of original photographs and newspaper clippings showing the soldier who was a pre war Territorial with the Scottish Horse, inc. one of all the troops from his home village of Callander leaving in 1939 for war. The early pics are in service dress and later shots in Battledress. One in particular shows them wearing battledress combinations of formation signs, Brigade stripes, Atholl tartan and HD patches and RA shoulder titles. The 79th Rgt. R.A. were a Scottish Horse unit. His release book is there along with his medals, ribbon bar, cap badges, Regimental Assoc. lapel badge, RA slip over title and more. Fantastic group to this famous cavalry regiment. See my other items for a German dagger and some badges he brought home.
SCOTTISH LOTHIAN & BORDERS HORSE COLLAR PAIR Nice matching pair of o/r's collars. North and south lugs. V.G.C.
SCOTTISH ROYAL ENGINEERS - TRE LOWLAND SHOULDER TITLE Good brass example. 3 lugs to back. No rubbing or damage. Scarce. V.G.C.
SCOTTISH WAR WORKERS ENAMEL BADGE - RED CROSS Scottish Red Cross War Workers lapel badge. Makers details for Alex Scott - Glasgow to rear. V.G.C.
SEAFORTH - 78TH HIGHLANDERS ( ROSS SHIRE BUFFS ) VICTORIAN OFFICERS DIRK BELT Very rare and in beautiful condition. Complete belt and buckle set. Buckle in burnished gilt with well detailed thistle surround. 2 piece centre in silver comprising Regimental motto " Cuidich ' N ' Rhi to the top. Below that an elephant surmounted by a QVC Crown and below that a 3 part scroll with the Battle Honours, " Assaye, Maida and Java ". Th the bottom a Roman numeral scroll with " LXXVIII ". The buckle still with it's red Morocco leather backing. The belt is truly a work of art, beautiful Thistle pattern in bullion wire on a soft brown leather backing. The last buckle I saw did £920 after fees and that was in 2015. This is the 1st time I've seen one with it's original belt and this in amazingly good condition. V.G.C.
SEAFORTH HDRS. TERRITORIAL W/M COLLAR BADGE Difficult to find in white metal. O/r's L cypher collar badge. Correct 3 lugs. V.G.C.
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS - COLLAR / SPORRAN BADGE Scarce example. Cast metal. Possibly for stand up collar but more likely a sporran badge variant ? 2 lugs. Excellent condition.
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS BLAZER BADGE Nice embroidered blazer badge. Nicely done and never been stitched to jacket. Mint
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS BRASS SHOULDER TITLE
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS COLLAR DOG
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS COMFORTS BADGE Rare enamel lapel badge worn by fund raisers for the Seaforth soldiers on operations in WW1. Brass with red and blue enamel with no damage. Original pin and hook. V.G.C.
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS TARTAN SHOULDER SLIDE - NORTH AFRICA A Regimental tartan Mc Kenzie shoulder slide as worn in North Africa. Went over one epaulette, sometimes with insignia attached. This one has never had insignia . Mint condition. Rare.
SEAFORTH HLDR'S OFFICERS 3 PIECE BADGE Good example although not exactly matching but that was how the officer wore it. Well detailed stags head in nickel silver with very pronounced antler points , these undamaged. Nickel Cuidich 'n Righ scroll. These 2 pieces match. The top piece of Golphic crown with L below is in unmarked silver. Very striking. Sensible price.
SEAFORTH HLDRS. OF CANADA BRASS SPORRAN BADGE Nice die struck example. Sharp detail. Measures 2 and a half inches x 2 inches. Correct 3 lugs. Scarce . V.G.C.
SEAFORTH HLDRS. OFFICERS BOER WAR EDINBURGH 1891 HALLMARKED SILVER PLAID BROOCH - BOXED - KIA As nice as they come and attributed to a Boer War casualty. The reverse with makers marks 'R. & H.B. Kirkwood, 66 & 68 Thistle St. Edinburgh.' with Edinburgh hallmarks for 1891. The plaid brooch retaining the original stout pin and clasp fittings. It weights approx 86.8 grams. Owners etched letters 'HMB' on back of stags head - positively attributed as worn by Captain HUGH MAXWELL BLAIR, 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders who was 'Killed-in-Action' at Koodoesburg, on 7 February 1900, during the South African War. The brooch contains in its original case of issue, this with the company logo of 'R. & H.B. Kirkwood, 66 & 68 Thistle St. Edinburgh.' on the inside upper lid. One external hinge as-found and brass eye for the front catch missing. A magnificent item of the finest Scottish craftsmanship. The silver quoit being approximately 80mm, this emblazoned with 15 x battle honours; Maida, Java, Assaye, Hindustan, Cape of Good Hope, Koosh-Ab, Persia, Sevastopol, Lucknow, Central India, Peiwar Kotal, Charasia, Kabul, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Attached thereon the stags head regimental crest surmounted by the a Golphic crown and cypher 'L' of Leopold, The Duke of Albany. Hugh Maxwell Blair, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he had lived at 35, Moray Place. Born in 1872, Hugh was the son of Alexander Blair (Advocate-Sheriff of the Lothians and Peebles). He was commissioned in 1891, and served in the Relief of Chitral Expedition in India (1895) and on attachment with the West African Frontier Force prior to his death in the South African War. A scarce and desirable item of Scottish militiary insignia
SEAFORTH HLDRS. OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE - WW1 Scarce smaller size gilded collar circa WW1.Cast example. Old polish residue.
SEAFORTH HLDRS. OFFICERS SILVER PLAID BROOCH C/W ORIGINAL BOX Very nice condition Seaforths officers plaid brooch in unmarked silver . A magnificent item of the finest Scottish craftsmanship. The silver quoit being approximately 80mm, this emblazoned with 15 x battle honours; Maida, Java, Assaye, Hindustan, Cape of Good Hope, Koosh-Ab, Persia, Sevastopol, Lucknow, Central India, Peiwar Kotal, Charasia, Kabul, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Attached thereon the stags head regimental crest surmounted by the a Golphic crown and cypher 'L' of Leopold, The Duke of Albany. Reverse with air holes to allow gasses to escape during manufacture. Original stout pin. Complete with it's original fitted case with velvet lining. Box is in fairly poor condition with one side missing although the leather covering is there and in good shape. I was assured by the jeweller who polished the brooch that it would be fairly easy to reinstate the missing side to the box. Beautiful near mint condition brooch with no damage or issues.
SEAFORTH HLDRS. SWEETHEART BROOCH Nice chrome and enamel sweetheart. Excellent condition. Good price.
SEAFORTH OFFICERS BADGE -INVERNESS SILVER 1887 Exceptionally beauiful and very rare 3 piece officers badge by Bain and Mc Bean (1887-1893). Hallmark of Dromederi camel. Heavy chunky silver lugs to top and bottom parts. Stags head a pin back, made like this as the antler would not allow for the width of the chunky lugs. Stunning detail. Scottish Provincial silver is very rare especially Inverness. Excellent condition
SEAFORTH PAGRI BADGE Very scarce In Theatre made badge for wear on the sun helmet.Sand cast, very unusual pointed slider. Likely made during the Regiments service in India. V.G.C.
SEAFORTH TERRITORIAL LARGE PHOTOGRAPH -NAMED, 1920 Black & white photo of Seaforth soldier probably Territorial . Named on back "Pte. Robert Charles Talbot taken in 1920". Size, 11 by 13 inches (33 mm x 28 mm) inc. mounting card, approx. Original picture.
SEAFORTHS B.E.F. UNIFORM A scarce uniform in the WW1 style and as worn by Highland regiments who went to France with the British Expeditionary Force. There are some very poignant photographs of the the Gordons , Seaforth and Camerons marching through Highland towns on their way to war wearing this style of uniform Comprises 1937 dated tunic with it\'s original insignia of double collar dogs of elephant and Princess Louise\'s \"L\". Brass \"Seaforth \"shoulder titles. Seaforth brass buttons. Large size ( see photo of label ). Apart from a few moth holes to lower front skirt on one side the tunic is in VGC. Regimental kilt in McKenzie tartan. Box pleats. To suit 5\'10 tall, 32/33 waist. VGC. Brown wool hose in good condition with small cloth label attached which has the same seven digit regimental no. as the inside of the kilt. Correct light green puttees with white tapes. White buff leather waist belt with GS buckle. Pair of cream hose 1943 dated Tam o Shanter with cap badge and tartan patch. A very nice uniform , as found, no messing no spurious additions to make it complete.
SET OF 6 GERMAN WW2 - STAHLHELM TUNIC BUTTONS 6 matching Stahlhelm tunic buttons. Inter War. Grey blue, same as their belt buckle. Steel button with steel helmet in relief. Scarce. V.G.C.
SILVER ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS SWEETHEART
SMALL ARMS BY FREDERICK WILKINSON 1970'S version. Lots of photos in good condition. 256 pages. Still leading work in it's field.
SOUTH AFRICA DUKE OF EDINBURGHS OWN RIFLES CAP BADGE Nice brass badge. 2 lugs at rear.
SPANISH FRANCO PERIOD MILITARY BELT BUCKLE From the early 1940's. Brass buckle with crowned eagle with crown. A bit of rust to the front but has the keeper and unusually, still with the long pin. Good condition with some service wear.
SPORTING AMMUNITION CATALOGUE -1930 - ICI Rare book. Circa 1930. Informative with colour and black & white plates. Leather bound. Good overall . Modest price. The only other original publication I could find for comparison was on Abe books at £138 so this one is less than half price. Grab a bargain !
SS - M40 HELMET - DEMJANSK POCKET Super bunker found complete SS single decal M40 helmet. Liner leather good. Shortened chin strap. Good decal. One look original recovered from Demjansk many years ago and sold by me and purchased back from my customer.
SS ALUMINUM MANS BELT BUCKLE - RZM, SS & MAKER MARED Good maker marked example. RZM, SS & maker code 36/40 at rear. Some service wear.
SS BLACK SHOULDER STRAPS Black button on shoulder boards. Uniform removed and with some service wear. Impression of where the buttons have been. Interestingly, one is longer than the other however they have been worn as a pair with exactly the same commensurate age and wear. Ground dug, no waffenfarbe but have been posted and are the Real Deal.
SS DIRLEWANGER ATTRIBUTED M42 HELMET Non runic M42 but directly attributed to SS Dirlewanger. This helmet was found last year in a small village near Warsaw and sold to a friend of mine. Under the front peak is scratched the Feldpost number 00512. This was used exclusively by Dirlewanger and nobody else. It was forum posted and got a 100% thumbs up. The helmet itself is in typical barn found condition with good shell retaining most of it's paint, dry liner and original but broken and dry chinstrap with a period field repair.Decent size approx 64 shell, apron markings indistinct. Rare to find a real piece to this notorious unit. 00512 (15.9.1940-31.1.1941) SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger d. Waffen-SS Distrikt Lublin (1.8.1943-23.3.1944) 17.9.1943 Regimentsstab und Stabskompanie SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger (24.3.1944-6.11.1944) 29.6.1944 Stab und Stabskompanie SS-Sonder-Regiment Dirlewanger 8.9.1944: Stab und 1.-5. Kompanie SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger (7.11.1944-Kriegsende) 19.12.1944 Stab SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger Only ever used by Dirlewanger
SS EMBROIDERED SLEEVE EAGLE Mint original. Due to the paranoia around SS items I have posted all my items on various forums before offering them for sale. This one WAF thumbs up as well as various top collectors. Excellent condition.
SS ENLISTED MAN / NCO'S BELT BUCKLE - 822/38 - C.T.DICKE Nice original aluminium buckle.Nicely stamped to rear with RZM, SS runes and 822/38, the 822 code being for C.T.Dicke. Some slight service wear to face so not one that sat out the war.
SS M40 QUIST SINGLE DECAL GERMAN HELMET - RUSSIAN FRONT Good bunker found Quist. Solid with most paint remaining and good percentage of decal. Liner band present , leather missing. Russian Front find.
SS M40 SINGLE DECAL BATTLE DAMAGED - ZHITOMIR KIA helmet with great decal. Liner band, no leather. One chin strap end present. Dug in the Ukraine near Zhitomir, ( Battle of the Dnieper ). The main SS unit involved was the LAH.
SS M40 SINGLE DECAL GERMAN HELMET - RUSSIAN FRONT A good bunker find helmet recovered from a position on the Mannerheim Line scene of a huge battle as the Red Army began it's 1944 summer offensive. ET64 shell retaining most of it's now dull field grey paint. Great decal. Double banded1940 dtd, aluminium liner band. Good original liner with all tongue ends intact (back seam possibly restitched). Full length original maker mkd. and 1940 dtd. chin strap with aluminium buckle. A good solid " Been There" helmet. Some hairline cracks to the shell possibly as a result of blast or temperature change. These days it's nice to get a total " One Look " helmet that is 100% original and as found.
SS M42 HELMET SHELL - POLTAVA - KURSK Genuine SS M42 shell with liner band. This bunker recovered along with another similar 10 years ago near Poltava near Kursk, scene of the biggest tank battle ever and involved all the elite SS divisions including Das Reich, Totenkopf and Liebstandarte. Good solid shell with some pitting but still with most of the original field grey paint. Good 2nd type Runic shield. One helmet pin absent. Liner band present. Now near impossible to find a good Eastern Front combat helmet and nice that this one is attributable to one of the most famous battles of WW2.
SS M42 SINGLE DECAL GERMAN HELMET - EASTERN FRONT - NARVA Genuine combat worn SS single decal helmet. This one from a house in Narva. As with all M42 decalled helmets I now have them appraised. Images of this one were sent to Kelly Hicks who has no issues with it. Decal is worn back but a large percentage of the shield remains. 50% approx of the original paint still present. Some surface pitting. Liner in heavy battle worn condition but complete. No chinstrap. Apron codes unclear. Medium size approx. 55 liner. Good genuine "Been There" Eastern Front helmet at a very affordable price for an SS helmet
SS MANS DAGGER - 1198/39 Super vets bring back bought from the family in America. Rzm mkd. and 1198 / 39 to riccasso. Anodised scabbard with all finish. No damage to eagle or enamel roundel. Good blade. Hanger clip with SS marks. A super One Look original, now very difficult to find.
SS MANS DAGGER - RZM MODEL BY ROBERT KLAAS WITH ORIGINAL HANGER Straight out the woodwork from daughter of the British officer who brought this back. Very good condition and nicely mkd. M7 / 37, RZM 1051 / 39 SS and very nice RZM logo. This is a high quality Robert Klaas of Solingen with year of manufacture being 1939. Very good blade with clear "MEINE EHRE HEIST TREUE " motto. Excellent handle with none of the usual chips or repairs and with good runic motto and eagle. Scabbard retains most of it's original finish. Bottom mount with some light surface rust but undented ball. What really makes this one is it's original to it rare hanger. This is a variation on the vertical type with a nicely mkd. hanging clip, M5 / 184 ( LINDEN & FUNKE ). These hangers fetch £500 plus if you can find one. Great sleepy original new to the marketplace.
SS PANZER COLLAR TAB - CUT OFF Stunning collar tab . Slightly padded and with embroidered runes. Still attached to the black, likely Panzer wrap over tunic collar. Vet bring back. V.G.C.
SS POSTCARD - UNSERE WAFFEN SS I believe this is one from a series of 10 . Nice depiction of soldiers in camo smocks and helmet covers. Couple of creases but nice original One Looker.
SS PROPAGANDA POSTCARD - WOUNDED SOLDIER - EICHHORST SS - Propaganda-Postcard, "Deutsche Künstler und die SS" by Franz Eichhorst, Verwundeter Soldat ". Excellent condition.
SS RZM PATTERN SLEEVE EAGLE - REMOVED FROM UNIFORM Good forum posted original. Small damage where it has been torn from a uniform, where the eagles foot joins the Swaz. Priced with the damage in mind.
SS SILVER/GOLD /ENAMEL FINGER RING One of the nicest runic rings you are likely to see. Silver ring with raised runes set on black enamel. Rose gold surround. Excellent condition.
SS SLEEVE BADGE CUT OFF FROM CAMO SMOCK Cracking condition cut off from dot pattern smock.Correct stitching. American vet bring back . V.G.C.
SS SLEEVE EAGLE - VET BRING BACK - UNIFORM REMOVED Superb embroidered SS sleeve eagle. Removed from uniform and swopped for cigarettes in Hamburg by SS man P.O.W. with Trooper Spence of Edinburgh, 1st RTR ( 7th Armoured Div. Desert Rats) who was involved in the push on the city. Straight from this vets house along with other German bring backs and his personal uniform items. 100% "Been There" example which I was originally going to forum sell,so posted it and thumbs up from all, can't be too careful with German items and nowadays I'm only buying them in this manner. This is one you can sleep at night with.
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ST.ANDREWS O.T.C. - COLLAR DOG PAIR Mint condition and although Kings Crown, I believe circa 1980's. White metal, good detail. North & south lugs. Genuine issue. Bought from an officer cadet in the unit. Mint
STALINGRAD FOUND M35 GERMAN HEER HELMET- BATTLE DAMAGED Fantastic helmet recovered from the Roshoshka area of Stalingrad. Retaining most paint and still has it's liner and chinstrap. Army decal. Soldiers name in paint to rear apron. Leaves no doubt as to the ferocity of the fighting.Battle damage is exit holes and even the chin strap buckle has taken a strike. This is a good solid helmet, bunker recovered.
STIRLINGSHIRE SOUTH LENNOX YEOMANRY CAVALRY OFFICERS SBP - DAVID STIRLING Very rare silver hallmarked shoulder belt plate with marks for Birmingham 1799. In 1802 this unit were absorbed into the Stirling Yeomanry. What is very interesting about this one is it came from the family home of David Stirling , founder of the S.A.S. The contents of the Stirling family home Keir House Dunblane were auctioned off by Christies in 1995 after decades in storage. This was one of the items from that auction.It was formerly the property of CHARLES STIRLING who was the C.O.( major )in Command from 1805. In it's own right this is an incredibly rare piece and coupled with the fact that it belonged to an ancestor of one of the most famous soldiers of WW2 makes it a fantastic thing to own. Condition, Excellent
STOLEN IN WILTSHIRE - ARGYLLS SILVER STATUE A good friend had this figure stolen from his home in Wiltshire. It's a silver plated highland soldier approx. 12 inches high excluding the base. Quite distinctive with a Lochaber axe, ( top of axe absent ). This was a presentation piece given to his father and as such has sentimental value for the family. Any help in it's recovery would warrant a reward. We are closely watching auction houses etc. and it has been reported to the Police but any help would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to share the photo. Dave
T - RAMC - HIGHLAND BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Scarce brass title. 3 lugs. Uncleaned but will come up nicely if desired. V.G.C.
T - RAMC - LOWLAND - WHITE METAL SHOULDER TITLE Rare title in white metal. 3 lugs. V.G.C.
T - RE - ABERDEEN BRASS SHOULDER TITLE - RARE Great toned brass example of this very rare title. 3 lugs. C/w backing plate. V.G.C.
T - RE - EDINBURGH - BRASS SHOULDER TITLE - RARE Very nice example. this one with 3 hexagonal lugs. V.G.C.
T & A.V.R. OFFICERS BOXED 1977 TERRITORIAL DECORATION / MEDAL Issued from1967 to 1982 with this type of suspension bar. In it's Royal Mint box of issue. Dated 1977 to back. V.G.C.
T 7 ROYAL HIGHLANDERS (BLACK WATCH) SHOULDER TITLE Scarce 7th Btn.title. Uncleaned, dark patina. Correct 3 lugs. V.G.C.
T 7 ROYAL SCOTS - BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Brass Territorial title . 3 loops to back. Well made. V.G.C.
T HCB (TERRITORIAL HIGHLAND CYCLIST BATTLION) SHOULDER TITLE Rare title. Uncleaned dark patina. V.G.C.
T R E CITY OF DUNDEE SHOULDER TITLE Rare brass shoulder title. 3 lugs . V.G.C.
T RAMC HIGHLAND BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Good genuine one, not ebay fake ! Toned brass, 3 lugs. Very nice example. V.G.C.
T RAMC HIGHLAND SHOULDER TITLE Nice condition WW1 title.Nicely toned brass. 3 lugs. V.G.C.
T RAMC LOWLAND SHOULDER TITLE Nice brass original. 3 loops. V.G.C.
T RGA FORTH WHITE METAL SHOULDER TITLE Very rare white metal title for the River Forth garrison who protected Rosyth naval base and the Forth Bridge. 3 lugs. V.G.C.
T4 CAMERON HIGHLANDERS TERRITORIAL SHOULDER TITLE Rare title. White metal for Territorials. 3 loops. Excellent condition.
T4 HANTS SHOULDER TITLE Good brass title. 3 lugs.
T5 GORDON HLDRS SHOULDER TITLE Now very hard to find. Nice genuine 3 lug example in brass.Loops slightly pinched from being fitted to board. V.G.C.
T7 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SHOULDER TITLE Nice example of a genuine T title, unlike most in the market place. Brass. Top lug absent otherwise V.G.C.
T7 ROYAL SCOTS SHOULDER TITLE Very nice brass example. 3 lugs. No rubbing or damage. Scarce. V.G.C.
T7 SR - CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) BLACKENED SHOULDER TITLE Very good example retaining most of it's correct blackened finish. 3 loops to reverse.
TAN ERSATZ PICKEHAUBE - VERY RARE A beautiful pickle which I have owned since a boy and am now reluctantly selling. Tan cloth over cloth associated with German East Africa. Condition is very good with all leather trim intact and cloth body also very good. Correct red coloured interior . Good size 57 which is large for the period. I have never seen another one of these for sale and very few picklehaubes in this all original condition hence high price.
TAYFORTH OTC ( OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS. ) CAP BADGE Scarce. Mint condition cap badge. Anodised.Staybright. Comes on a piece of Regimental tartan.
TERRITORIAL SHETLAND GORDON WHITE METAL SHOULDER TITLE PAIR These have to be just about the rarest of Territorial titles circa 1914 to 1918 only. Feaured in the Westlake book on British shoulder titles. The Shetland Isles detachment of the Gordon Hldrs. had 200 men when at full strength. These are white metal c/w their brass backing plates and are a matched pair. 3 lugs. I doubt you will ever see another genuine set of these for sale again. V.G.C. Stationed at Lerwick initially guarding installations. 1915 mobilised and sent to France to join the 51st Highland Division.
THE BOYS' BRIGADE KINGS BADGE Rare Kings badge. Retaining almost all original silver frosted finish. V.G.C.
THE GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS - HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE Nice heavy officers badge in unmarked silver. Long scrolls. 3 piece , bolt on centre. Uncleaned with nice age patina. V.G.C.
THE QUEENS OWN ROYAL REGIMENT WW1 TRENCH ART Nice period piece being an ashtray with a brass and enamel Regimental sweetheart brooch applied to the centre. V.G.C.
THE ROYAL SCOTS BELT PLATE CENTRE North & south lugs. Some polishing to high points.
TRANSVAAL SCOTTISH VOLUNTEERS OFFICERS BOER WAR SPORRAN Beautiful and extremely rare. Circa 1902 when the unit was formed. Morocco leather body with brass trim and tassle tops. 6 horsehair tassles. Sporran badge which is original to the piece to the top flap. Original leather sporran belt. Considering the strength of the unit was 500 in 1908 the chances of finding another one of these is nigh impossible. Good wearable condition. V.G.C.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO RGT. / POLICE - OFFICERS DRILL CANE Similar in size to a walking stick. Not a swagger stick, more like a Sgts Drill Cane. Black painted stout shaft. Silver plated top with Star of David type device . This insignia used by both military and police. Very rare piece. V.G.C.
TURKISH FIELD GUN PLATE - MESOPOTAMIA - BRITISH VET WW1 BRING BACK Rare piece. Heavy brass makers plate removed from a Turkish cannon, field gun in Essin , Mesopotamia. Bears the Coat of Arms of the Ottoman Empire. Although brought back from the Great War I believe this to be from a older gun possibly from around the 1860's as the Turkish army were using obsolete artillery, if anyone has any ideas please let me know and I'll update my description. Hand written note attached to the back " Taken by my father ., . , M... from a Turkish gun captured at Essin Mesopotamia ". Straight from the family and fresh to the market. Very well detailed . Details of the officer who brought it back to the buyer. V.G.C. Check shipping cost as this is a heavy piece in solid brass.
U BOAT ZEISS 7 BY 50 BINOCULARS A super condition pair of these high quality binos regarded by some as the best ever made. This pair with nice clear lenses. Ordnance tan body. Serial no,BLC 58587. rubber very good overall with only slight perishing to the edges on the large ends. Push in caps for eyepieces absent.Excellent condition neck strap. These were part of a trove gathered from the German North Sea bases aT the end of WW2 and sold off in Scotland possibly from Rosyth in the early 1950's. They were bought by a Scottish dealer who then sold them on although even in those days they were very expensive. This pair were bought by a Fife man who kept them in a cupboard until they were recently inherited by his son who sold them to me. As nice as they come.
UGANDA PRISONS SERVICE OFFICERS DRILL CANE Very rare. As per the style of British officers/ Snco's drill sticks and much larger and more substantial than a swagger stick. Silver plated top on a dark oak shaft. Top with Maltese type cross in relief with grey crowned Crane to centre. Strap with " Uganda Prisons Service " Fairly dent free and retains original metal tip. Measures just under 33 inches. V.G.C.
UK & COMMONWEALTH FALS VOL 2 - CANADIAN PUBLICATION Rare book on the S.L.R. In great condition. Very informative. Selling way way below market value. V.G.C.
UNIFORM OF THE SS VOLUME 1-6 BY ANDREW MOLLO Postage quoted is for UK sale only.
UNITED SERVICES CORPS CAP BADGE Set up in 1908 to find employment for discharged ex Servicemen. Corps employed ex military personnel. Cast brass with St.Edward crown which is similar to the QVC. V.G.C.
US - TACTICAL COMMAND LAPEL BADGE Nice enamelled lapel badge. Mint
US KOREAN WAR BACK PACK - 1951 DTD. 1951 dtd. I believe part of a 2 pack system. Lots of straps. Maker mkd and dated. Original as opposed to the mainly reproductions in the market place. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN / WW1 -CAMERON HIGHLANDERS SPORRAN / POUCH BADGE Excellent officers example in cast metal, likely silver. Beautifully detailed with no rubbing or damage. 2 screw posts to the back. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - 2ND V.B. MANCHESTER REGIMENT - OFFICERS SILVER CAP BADGE Rare officers example . Great detail. Unmarked silver. Blades to back. Scrolls with remains of gilding to seeded ground. Fine detail. Pre 1908 V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - LONDON SCOTTISH VOLUNTEERS -OFFICERS WAIST BELT CLASP. Good scarce Victorian period Cockney Jocks belt buckle. Thistle design ends. Centre with Rampant Lion in relief. No rubbing or damage. These seem to be around £165 in the market place so this is a good price V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - CAMERON HLDRS. - TERRITORIAL OFFICERS DIRK BELT PLATE Silvered back plate for Territorials. Quality 3 piece construction. Unmarked silver well detailed officer type belt furniture. Thistle sprays with St. Andrew in the centre. Nice age toning . Scarce. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - 3RD ROYAL SCOTS OFFICERS HELMET & CROSS BELT & WAIST ... Edinburgh or Queens Regiment of Light Infantry grouping. Good attributed lot of one mans items. Comprises officers Home Service helmet with rare, sought after gilded helmet plate. This is 2 piece, outer part with silver scroll with " The Lothian Regt ". To the centre " Ne Me Impune Lacessit " and thistle centre again in silver with undamaged green enamel back piece. Gilded spike and fittings. Silk and leather liner good and with Pall Mall maker details to the crown. Rose bosses to spike base and side chin scale attachments . No damage to body. Exceptionally nice condition. Comes in it's japanned carrying tin and has the officers brass name plate ( detached ) "Captn Scobie - Edinburgh Co. Militia " This beautifully hand etched by jeweller. Officers white buff leather shoulder belt with SBP. and sword hangers. The plate is of very high quality with no rubbing or damage and the green enamel behind the thistle centre is good. Matching waist belt with matching buckle, again in exceptional condition and with sword hanging straps. Very rare. The Queen's Edinburgh Light Infantry Militia was an auxiliary regiment raised in and around the city of Edinburgh John Mackay Scobie - Ensign 1867, retired as Captain in 1878. Hailed from Musselburgh.
VICTORIAN - 42ND HIGHLANDERS (BLACK WATCH) SWAGGER STICK Rare Victorian era walking out stick to the 42nd of Foot ( Black Watch ). Ball top with Regimental deviceand Q.V. crown in silvered finish. Nicely toned shaft. Original metal tip. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - 5TH ROYAL SCOTS HELMET PLATE Rare piece. Victorian plate for thr Home Service Helmet. Centre with " 5th Vol. Batt - The Royal Scots ". Voided centre. 3 lugs to back. W/m with nice age toning. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - 8TH ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. ARGYLE HIGHLAND RIFLES WAIST BELT CLASP Rare early piece to the Argyllshire Rifle Volunteers. Outer circle with old spelling of Argyll " Argyle Highland Rifles. Early pattern Boars Head to the centre. Both parts numbered. Rococco pattern belt loops. Later became the 8th Argylls. V.g.c.
VICTORIAN - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SILVER/GILT OFFICERS COLLAR Very good quality officers bi metal collar, also worn on the slouch hat in the Boer War. " Tail Up " cat for the Victorian period. Cast unmarked silver, 3 piece construction. Most gilded finish remaining. Quality made. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS- LARGE TUNIC BUTTON. Good silvered example. Uncleaned with nice toning toning. Raised detail of QVC crown over strung bugle. Mkd. to back "Treble Standard Extra Rich". V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - FIFESHIRE POLICE WAIST BELT BUCKLE Silvered back plate with silver Thane of Fife. The Thane is the police style with no sword. Very well detailed with no rubbing or damage. Rare. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - LIGHT INFANTRY - SHAKO CORD BOSS - CAMERONIANS ? Rare to find one of these for sale on it's own. Front boss from a shako. Has light Infantry strung bugle. Rear fixings present. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS (RSF）VOLUNTEER BTN. CAP BADGE Very rare badge. Sand cast. White metal for Volunteers. QVC. Slight rubbing to central Coat of Arms. North & south lugs. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - SCOTTISH - RENFREW COUNTY POLICE BELT BUCKLE Extremely rare nickel silver buckle with original nickel belt sliders. Numbred " 14 ". Outer strap with " RENFREW COUNTY POLICE ". Male part with Prince of Wales feathers in relief. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN - VOLUNTEER ENGINEERS LARGE TUNIC BUTTON Silvered finish with nice age toning. Royal cypher with outer strap and surmounted by QVC crown. Maker mkd. Hobson of Kensington. Scarce. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN 1ST FORFARSHIRE ARTILLERY HELMET PLATE Fine example of this scarce Artillery HP. QVC. Scroll to bottom with " 1st Forfarshire Artillery Volunteers " W/m. 3 lugs to back. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN 2ND BTN QUEENS OWN RIFLE OF CANADA COLLAR QVC with nice raised detail. Collar badge
VICTORIAN 42ND HIGHLANDERS (BLACK WATCH) VICTORIAN REGIMENTAL DIRK Very rare Officers dirk dirk. 42nd of Foot ( Black Watch ). Gilded brass mounts, these with some loss of the original gilding . Scabbard mounts with hand chased design to borders. All with seperately applied thistle in high relief. Top scabbard mount with thistle spray and St. Andrew with a silver " 42 ". Leather over wood scabbard with it's original leather in good condition. All original matching stones and no breakages or repairs to the bog oak handles. All handle studs present. Plain clipped back blade in good condition with a good point , some dark areas but no rust or pitting. Great usable example. Low price. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN 5TH V.B H.L.I. , HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY- GLASGOW HIGHLANDRS CAP BADGE Rare genuine 5th V.B. , Highland Light Infantry, Glasgow Highlanders cap badge. QVC. Nicely age toned. Top scroll reads, " GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS ". Bottom scrolls " 5TH V.B. H.L.I.". Nicely shaped for bonnet. Slight polishing to high points but good o/r's example. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN 98TH FOOT ROYAL IRISH SHOULDER BELT PLATE Victorian era shoulder belt plate. Nice genuine one. A little verdigris on the front but retains almost all it's bronze finish. Studs and hooks on the back good. From old collection. Much copied piece but this is an original V.G.C.
VICTORIAN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HDRS. GLENGARRY BADGE Very nice badge . Solid centre die struck. Victorian " Tail Up " cat. Nicely shaped by the soldier for wear on his glengarry. Sharp detail. Nice age toning. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 1881 BIRMINGHAM H/M SILVER PLAID BROOCH From my collection, bought ages ago and I have another so can let this one go cheap. Argyll officers example. No rubbing or damage. Stout original pin. Birmingham hallmarked silver with date letter W within a circle for 1881. Mkd. "J & Co.” (Jennens). Beautiful. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BADGE Near mint condition. Fretted and domed centre. " Tail Up " cat for the Victorian period. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS BADGER HEAD SPORRAN Good early officers Badger Head sporran. Good head with some hair loss/ service wear to nose. Unusually this one has a softer hair to the body which would appear to be some kind of cat ? All original but a rare variant. Red morocco leather back. Brass cantle. Great looking one likely Boer War period.
VICTORIAN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SKEAN DHU Early sgian dhu with the broad handle and wide blade. Mounts in unmarked silver. Regimental device to handle. Orange foiled citrine to pommel. This with a very small chip. Finely detailed mounts. Scabbard leather good. Bog oak handle with silver studs. Clipped back blade.Some darkening. Slightly reshaped as the it has been tipped at some point in it's career. Good usable example and early types like this are scarce. Uncleaned as it came to me but will come up a treat if desired. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SOLID CENTRE BADGE Boer War cap badge. " Tail Up " for the Victorian period and the squatter earlier shape. Great condition with no rubbing or damage.
VICTORIAN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR DOGS - PAIR Nice removed from tunic set of bronze collars. " Tail Up " Victorian period cat. This is a scarce matched pair in cast bronze. One collar has a bit of finish loss so slightly mismatched colour wise but detail is exactly the same.
VICTORIAN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR PAIR Very nice matched pair of officers bronze collars. "Tail Up " for the Victorian period. Nicely matched. Cast construction. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN BLACK WATCH DIRK AND SKEAN DHU - KIRKWOODS Nice top quality matching pair, worn together by a Black Watch officer. Gilded fittings, each piece with the Kirkwoods thistle motif found on early examples. Also a tablet with"R & H.B. KIRKWOOD - 66 & 68 THISTLE STREET - EDINBURGH" on both the dirk and skean dhu. Top mount on the dirk with Regimental device of St. Andrew within a thistle wreath in high relief. Skean dhu with St. Andrew device on the handle. No breaks or repairs on the bog oak handles which is rare for items of this vintage. Good blades with some darkening. No pitting. Matching foiled citrines. Almost all original gilding present. Very rare to find the 2 items still complete and they look amazing when worn together.
VICTORIAN BLACK WATCH EDINBURGH SILVER H/M - COMMANDING OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH - HOLME Not often anything hallmarked comes up to the Black Watch and this is a cracker! Edinburgh silver hallmarks for 1897. Outstanding detail in high relief. Officers name incised to rear in jeweller applied script . Believed to be the C.O. of the 3rd. Militia Btn. Also Maker Mkd. "T.S. & S", (Thomas Smith & Son 25-31 Queens St Glasgow). The engraving is a facsimile of the signature of George Robert Seaton Logan-Hume. Born Edrom Berwickshire 1880. Lt 3rd Militia Bn BW 6TH Dec 1899 aged 19. Died 1908 aged 28 (Possible from consumption). Worthy of further research. A top end item of superior quality for the serious collector. of Black Watch ephemera and offered at a very fair price. Very rare. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN BLACK WATCH OFFICERS DIRK BELT BUCKLE Rare piece. Black Watch officers dirk belt buckle. Possibly a Territorial officer as the seeded back plate is silvered as opposed to gold. Regimental device with QVC to centre . Victorian examples are very hard to come by. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PLAID BROOCH Nice post 1881 example in nickel silver. Good deep detail. Uncleaned. Stout original pin to back. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS TERRITORIAL OFFICERS WAIST BELT PLATE Dirk belt buckle for a Territorial officer. Silvered back plate with very finely detailed Cameron 2 piece device . Very well made with correct curved back plate. I've left it as it came to me with age patina and old polish residue but will clean up a treat if so desired. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN CAMERON HLDRS. FEATHER BONNET BADGE Smaller size but with long lugs for wear on the feather bonnet. Heavy silver plate. Well detailed die struck. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN CAMERON HLDRS/ BLACK WATCH PIPERS BADGE Early badge worn as a cap badge by the Camerons and also as a cross belt badge by Black Watch pipers. You will see pics of Black Watch pipers with a Cameron badge on their cross belt. It should be this but they became difficult to obtain so the later version with " Cameron " was adopted. No rubbing. W/m. Old lead re solder to the lugs and priced with this in mind. Now difficult to find an original. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN CONNAUGHT RANGERS CAP BADGE Scarce QVC example. Lead soldered lugs. Slight wear to high points of crown and harp frame. Nice age toning. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN DEVONSHIRE RGT OFFICERS PAGRI BADGE Rare badge from the Boer War period. Q.V.C. Gilded finish to near 100% . Original pin back fixing. Real sleeper from an old collection of badges . V.G.C.
VICTORIAN DUMBARTON RIFLE VOLUNTEERS GLENGARRY Classic Victorian shape. Red/hite dicing. DRV cap badge. No tails. No moth or damage. Extremely rare. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN DUMBARTONSHIRE MEDALS, PLAID BROOCH, CROSS BELT PLAID & DIRK BELT BUCKLE SET Beautiful set of one officers items all named to him. Comprises, plaid brooch, Shoulder belt plate, waist belt plate. These all named to him and with the same date, likely when he was commissioned. Medal group with associated miniatures as well as 2 gold sports medals. In their fitted case.
VICTORIAN H.L.I. (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) BUTTON SWEETHEART Sweetheart made from a Victorian crown button. Period pin and very nicely made. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN HORN HANDLED GHILLIE KNIFE Very rare item being a locking blade Highland Estate Ghillie's knife. Horn handle. Excellent and still very sharp blade. Works well with sprung clip for releasing blade. Circa 1880- 1900
VICTORIAN INVERNESS RIFLE VOLUNTEERS VICTORIAN LARGE BUTTON Large size for tunic front. Silver plated. Detail in high relief. “FIRMIN & SON Ltd LONDON” marked to rear. (I have a matching set of 5 which I am putting out singly.)
VICTORIAN KINGS OWN BORDERERS SERGEANTS GLENGARRY BADGE Fine and rare large size glengarry badge circa 1881- 87. White metal, 2 lugs, not helmet plate. sharp strike. Nicely age toned. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS HELMET PLATE CENTRE Nicely toned with no rubbing. O/r's white metal. Very sharp detail. Large size. Two of the 3 thick U wires present. Top one absent, apart from this VGC.
VICTORIAN KOSB - KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS - HELMET PLATE CENTRE / BADGE Cracking Helmet plate centre. QVC. Nicely age toned with no rubbing or over polishing. To the back , 2 loops, originally there has been 3. v.g.c.
VICTORIAN MEDICAL STAFF CORPS SHOULDER TITLE - 1855 One of the rarer shoulder titles. Good condition with nice age toning. Brass . Hex lugs. Pre dates the RAMC and was formed in 1855.
VICTORIAN MEDICAL STAFF CORPS CAP BADGE - 1883 Circa 1883. Rare cap badge to the medical Staff corps. Die struck brass with QVC . No rubbing or damage. I put a piece of modern red felt behind the fretted centre . Great condition this one. Rare
VICTORIAN MUSICIANS BADGES - 5 INC. OFFICERS Nice bargain here. Group of 5 musicians badges, all great condition. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN MUSICIANS OFFICERS GILDED BADGE Officers bi-metal 2-piece gilded badge. Excellent condition with all gilding finish remaining. Victorian crown.
VICTORIAN ROYAL ABERDEENSHIRE MILITIA CAP BADGE Very nice toned example from an old collection just bought in. W/m.2 loops. Cheapest real one around. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIER ( RSF ) - CAP BADGE Scarce with QVC. Nice example. Brass. North & south lugs. No rubbing or damage. No polishing to high points. Rear with old pink polish residue. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS BUSBY GRENADE BADGE Large cap grenade for wear on the fur cap. Flaming bomb with QVC crown over Coat of Arms. Long north & south lugs. Rare V.G.C.
VICTORIAN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS COLLAR BADGES - MATCHING PAIR Bi metal collars. 2 piece construction with separately applied thistles. Very slight polishing to high points. Old polish residue to back. Matching pair.
VICTORIAN SNAKE BELT BUCKLES
VICTORIAN THE KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS CAP BADGE Fine and scarce example. QVC crown. Very nicely toned. Unusual but original 3 lugs to reverse. V.G.C.
VICTORIAN VISOR CAP EMBORDERED BADGE
VICTORIAN/ WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE- KIRKWOODS Victorian officers belt buckle. Very well detailed example by in my opinion, the best of the silversmiths from that period. Correct slightly concave back plate . Silver furniture. Tablet to the back with Kirkwoods thistle trademark and impressed details , " R & H . Kirkwood 66 - 68 Thistle St. - Edinr. " . Tail Up cat for the Victorian period. Keeper also present. Rare V.G.C.
VINTAGE R.G.LAWRIE SKEAN DHU Good civvy sgian Dhu by the well known Glasgow firm of R.G. Lawrie ,famous for their quality bagpipes. Circa 1950. Bog oak handle with nickel silver top. Good clean blade with makers details etched to the clipped back blade. Excellent scabbard. Wood body with good original leather. Makers details to the rear of the top mount. Very good sgian dhu in both quality and condition. Vintage examples are now extremely hard to come by and this one has had very little use.
VINTAGE THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS POST CARDS 2 nice Regimentals post cards.
WAFFEN SS ALUMINIUM BELT BUCKLE - 822/38 Good condition o/r's buckle. Nicely mkd. with SS and RZM marks , makers code and year of manufacture 822/38. 822 was Richard Sieper & Sohne - Ludenscheid. Found in the Demjansk pocket. Russian Front original.
WAR MERIT CROSS IN BRONZE FOR NON COMBATANTS Good crisp early example. Non combatant type with no swords. Good replacement ribbon. V.G.C.
WAR OFFICE 1942 A.F.V. FIELD POCKET BOOK Original rare publication on Armoured fighting Vehicles.Lots of information and good drawings of both Allied and Axis tanks and A.F.V's. Great condition for age
WAREINGS 1942 DTD, DENISON SMOCK - LARGE - NEAR MINT The nicest Denison out there ! This one has it all, large size, see label. 1942 dtd. label and WD stamps with an issue date for 1943, in time for Arnhem ! Half zip, no fading to colour. No rips and tears to wool cuffs, monkey tail still present, to suit 6 foot plus, 39/41 chest. Newey studs. I suspect this was never issued or it's seen limited use. I have other "Been There" examples at a third of this price but if you want a large " Minter " with a price to match, this is for you !!
WARWICKSHIRE YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Nice toned example on slider. Well detailed. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WEIMAR PERIOD WIEDERSEHANSFEST J.R.160 - 1927 BONN Rh DAY BADGE Rare early tinny. Very nice detail. Original ribbon. Beautiful.
WELSH FUSILIERS CAP BADGE Nice 2 piece example. Solder holes to back.Slider. V.G.C.
WESTERN COMMAND - WW2 - FORMATION SIGN - ATTRIBUTED From a number of items from an ex argylls officers home. Western Command embroidered sleeve badge. Good condition. Removed from uniform. Name of officer to buyer.
WOMENS LAND ARMY ENAMEL HAT BADGE - HWM A now scarce original Second World War 'Womens Land Army' hat badge. Gilt finish, inlaid with green enamel around the central wheatsheaf and red enamel inlay to the Kings Crown. Maker's details 'H.W.M' (H.W.Miller Ltd Birmingham) to the back. Original pin and hook. This is as nice as they come with no enamel damage and no dulling to the finish. V.G.C. Worn on the hat and sometimes the jumper.
WORCERSTERSHIRE OLD COMRADES LAPEL BADGE Nice enamel button hole lapel badge. Enamel is in great condition.
WRAC ( WOMENS ROYAL ARMY CORPS ) TIE PIN Nice piece. Mint condition.
WW 1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE Nice no nonsense One Look original O/R's cap badge. Nice age toning. Fretted centre. V.G.C.
WW1 (MACHINE GUN CORPS) SHOULDER TITLE Nice original brass title. Hex lugs. One bent slightly.
WW1 5TH GORDON HLDRS. BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Rare title for the 5th Territorial btn. Brass , 3 lugs. Nice age toning. V.G.C.
WW1 BRITISH ARMY SKILL AT DRIVING TRADE PATCH Removed from uniform. With crown above. Some mothing.
WW1 GUARDS - OFFICERS FORAGE CAP STAR Nice pin back small size star for wear on the officers Forage Cap. Marked Sterling Silver to rear. V.G.C.
WW1 KOSB LEATHER TRIM GLENGARRY Good example. Nice soft leather trim. 3 colour diced band , this with a few small moth nips. Red touree to crown. Silk rosette partially present , same with the tails.Both are original to the bonnet. Nice clean interior. Period KOSB badge which may or may not be original to it although there are no extra holes and the cotter pin corresponds exactly with the impression behind it. Small size so likely for a young soldier. Now very difficult to find . V.G.C.
WW1 NORTHAMPTONSHIRE RGT. CAP BADGE Good example on slider. V.G.C.
WW1 SCOTS GUARDS OFFICERS BADGE Very good pin back example. Green enamel behind centre present and good. No rubbing or damage.
WW1 SCOTTISH TAM O SHANTER BONNET Now virtually impossible to find . Ordinary ranks T.O.S. Officers still crop up but text book issue ones like this are exceedingly rare. Good example in a large for the period size. Correct double stitch quilted lining for the Great War. W.D. stamp and number 6 over P ( Pimlico ) Great shape. V.G.C.
WW1 - CANADIAN CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE PAIR - REMOVED FROM UNIFORM Very nice embroidered Great War titles. Matched pair . Removed from uniform. No moth or damage. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 - H.L.I (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) BRASS SMALL/SWEETHEART BADGE Nice brass and enamel pin back. V.G.C.
WW1 - \"CAMERON\" HIGHLANDERS BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Great War example in brass. Cameron not Camerons ( WW2 ). Nice toning. Hex lugs. Scarce V.G.C.
WW1 - 1915 - LORD DERBY SCHEME ARM BRASSARD - ATTRIBUTED C/W RELATED ITEMS As nice as they come this one and has a very clear scarce stamping inside " Issued Under Authority Of Army Council " and letter " W ". One button absent, no moth or damage. C/w the owners leather wallet with his gold monogrammed initials. Inside there is a note book and pencil, Propaganda leaflet ( Anti The Kaiser ) and a Church member pamphlet named inside to him with a 1914 date. Nice grouping and fresh to the market. Great price especially with the leather wallet and attributed. V.G.C. The scheme was introduced in October 1915 by Lord Derby, Director General of Recruiting, it was a final attempt to avoid full conscription. Men aged between 18 and 41 were asked to attest their willingness to serve, on the understanding that all single men would be called up before the youngest married volunteers. The armband was given to men who had attested for the army during 1915 before conscription became law in 1916
WW1 - 4TH/ 5TH ROYAL SCOTS CAP BADGE Very nice example in white metal. No rubbing or damage. Nice sharp strike. Lovely age toning. Nice original of a much faked badge. Cheapest out there !! Scarce V.G.C.
WW1 - 5TH BTN. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS CAPTAIN'S BADGE 2 feathers for Captain. Of the pattern locally made in Beauly and the like. Silver plated nickel. Some finish loss and polishing to high points. Very rare.
WW1 - 5TH IRISH DRAGOONS SHOULDER TITLE Very good bi metal example and c/w it's original brass backing plate. Hex lugs.Flag left for WW1.Some polishing to high points of the castle otherwise good.
WW1 - 5TH ROYAL SCOTS OFFICERS SILVER FORAGE CAP BADGE Smaller size for wear on the forage cap. Well detailed with makers details. Nice original pin and hook. Steal at this price ! Rare. V.G.C.
WW1 - 79TH- QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS SWAGGER STICK This is a particularly nice one with none of the dents and over polishing normally associated with these sticks. Nickel silver top with raised detail of Camerons device, Sphinx with egypt title over 79. Black finish shaft retaining most of the original finish. Silvered brass original tip. Now scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 - 7TH ( STIRLING ) ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BANDSMANS DRAPE From my own collection. A very rare bandstand drape for 7th Argylls Military Bandsman. Dark green velvet with well embroiled regimental device of boars head and wildcat with coronet and cypher. Between the top legs of the cypher a "7". 7th Argylls were based at Stirling. Circa WW1 although their use carried on till WW2. Measures 21 x 16 inch approx. Complete with original hanging cord with both end tassles. V.G.C.
WW1 - 9 CT GOLD - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SWEETHEART Truly a thing of beauty from my personal collection. 9ct gold . Circa the Great War. Larger than usual size, 3.5 x 3 cm. approx. Blue enamel with no damage. Marked " 9 ct " to back. Has a small suspension loop at the top rear for attching optional fine safety chain. Don't want to be losing this ! Low price. Rare. V.G.C.
WW1 - 91ST ARGYLLS OF CANADA CAP BADGE Good well detailed w/m example. One old period lead refixed lug. No rubbing or damage. Priced very low. V.G.C.
WW1 - 91ST REGIMENT ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA MATCHING COLLAR PAIR Another from a large old Argylls related collection I'm selling. White metal matching collars. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW1 - 9TH / 12TH LANCERS SHOULDER TITLE Brass shoulder title. Hex lugs. Nicely age toned. V.G.C.
WW1 - 9TH H.L.I. GILT & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BADGE Beautiful piece in exceptional condition. No gilt or enamel loss. Scarce
WW1 - 9TH H.L.I. BRONZE SWEETHEART BADGE Good bronze finish sweetheart. Glasgow Highlandrs, 9th HLI scrolls. Scarce V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BADGE - FLAT LUGS Bit of a debate about when these were introduced but I'm going with WW1 or just after. Only found on some Scottish badges, KOSB, Seaforths , Royal Scots, Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs , Black Watch with scrolls and HLI. Electrical stamped flat brass lugs with a circular hole . Rare variant. V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BADGE SHAPED PHOTO FRAME Nice stand up photo frame /cap badge. This one is a officers fully fretted example. Could easily have the lugs re applied but it's nice the way it is. WW1. V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BADGE WITH KHAKI PATCH Not sure what campaign the tan patch was used in but an item I've had for over 30 years. Nice fringed edges. Badge has domed out centre. Rare. V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BRASS SLOUCH HAT / CAP BADGE Scarce example of a Tail Down version of the sun helmet /slouch hat badge. I have photos of these being worn on Tam O Shanters in the Great War as cap badges and have one on a sun helmet in my collection. As per a collar but with added scrolls to the bottom. This one in brass. Old polish residue to the back. V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS GREETING CARD Nice condition vintage fold out greetings card. Shows early Victorian era cap badge. C/w red string. Circa the Great War, possibly earlier. V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS BADGERS HEAD SPORRAN Very nice vintage Badgers Head sporran with gilded braid for officers. Good looking mask, c/w battle scar. Front opening pouch. Red Morocco leather back. All matching thistle motif gilded tassle tops and tassles nicely set up. Numerous names so has been passed down through the Regiment. C/w later correct white sporran strap. Brass gilded cantle. Just back from being nicely re trimmed by Margaret Morrison and the original brown leather trim was frail. Now it's a good wearable example. V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS SILVER PAGRI BADGE Unusual and very striking officers unmarked silver pagri badge with solid silver back plate. High quality pin and hook asembly . No rubbing or damage. Jeweller made. Very rare V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SOLID CENTRE CAP BADGE Solid centre variant favoured by the 2nd Btn. As nice as they come . Slightly domed centre with detail sharp and in high relief. If you wanted one example of a solid centre type you will be hard pushed to better this one. V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS WOUND BADGE Numbered on the back , " B170473 " and attributed to S/23785, Pte. John Henry Craig, Mc Turk, 5th Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs. Has a piece of period mounted Regimental tartan behind the badge and also a fine safety chain and pin. Uncleaned with nice toning. Circlet inscribed " For King And Empire Services Rendered ". GRI Imperial Cypher to the voided centre Vertical correct over long pin for the period. V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. WHITE METAL TERRITORIAL SHOULDER TITLES Scarce w/m titles as were issued to Territorial Battalions in the Great War. Matched pair and as nice as they come. V.G.C.
WW1 - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. CAP BADGE - DOMED CENTRE Great looking cap badge. The centre has been domed out which was something Argylls did. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW1 - BLACK WATCH SILVER PLAID BROOCH C/W BOX - KIRKWOODS Beautiful high end piece in unmarked silver. Circa WW1, possibly earlier. Very well detailed with no rubbing or damage. To the back, 5 domed screw heads for attaching the centre. Tablet with "R & H. Kirkwood - 66 & 68 Thistle St, Edinr.". Also has their thistle trade mark. Stout original correct over long pin. Contained in it's leather covered wood box with blue top cloth, this with very clear gold lettering. Purple velvet bottom insert. Original swing catch to front. All the aforesaid in excellent condition. In my opinion Kirkwoods were by far the best of the military silversmiths from that period. Stunning and boxed examples are exceedingly rare. V.G.C.
WW1 - BRITISH HOOKED QUILLION BAYONET - ENFIELD Early rare hooked quillion bayonet. Enfield made example. Wood grips good.Sprung button working. Blade has never been cleaned and does'nt have a lot in the way of markings although you can make out Enfield to the ricasso . Retains most of the bright finish with some rust to the lower edge. Point good. Scabbard leather good and stamped , " 9 S - E - J.W.B. - 18 " Honest, untouched, fresh to the market example and at a great price. V.G.C.
WW1 - CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) CAP BADGE Good example. O/r's. V.G.C.
WW1 - CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) BRASS ECONOMY CAP BADGE Rare badge. Brass economy version. Age toned but in great condition and will clean up nicely if desired. Original loops. V.G.C.
WW1 - COLDSTREAM GUARDS COMMANDING OFFICERS - FIELD SERVICE SILVER CAP BADGE - ATTRIBUTED Beautiful early officers badge attributed to Brigadier Lancelot Merivale Gibbs, D.S.O., M.C.M.I.D. ( 4 ). Unmarked silver with undamaged blue & red enamel. To the back are his hand applied initials and the date( of his enlistment ) 1910 . Enlisted 1910 and saw extensive action in the Great War rising to Commanding Officer of the 2nd Btn. in 1916. He also served in WW2 as a Admin Colonel. I have a records of his extensive service which come with the sale. Beautiful and attributed to a highly decorated officer with genuine provenance . V.G.C.
WW1 - FALL OF KUT - P.O.W. OFFICER GROUPING Extremely rare group of Estate Fresh items to a Colonel who was captured at the Fall of Kut - El - Amara in Mesopotamia in the Great War. Comprises a number of items inc. a period framed photo of the soldier along with other officer P.O.W's. Pair of WW1 uniform removed Colonels epaulettes. A Xmas / New Year card. Cloth name tag /label, presumably for his kit during it's transfer to Yusgat Camp, ( Officers were treated very well, men were not ! ). A Red Crescent post card named to the officer. His Bath attributed Wardens insignia from WW2. Extremely rare and in excellent condition.
WW1 - GLASGOW RED CROSS NURSING BRONZE/ENAMEL BADGE - SORLEY Rare badge with 1914/1919 and raised detail. Red/white enamel inset. Maker mkd. to rear. Nice age patina. Mint.
WW1 - GORDON HIGHLANDERS - OFFICERS SILVER SGIAN DHU - 1918 H/M - THOS. KERR EBBUTT Outstanding sgian dhu by this top Edinburgh silversmith. Bog oak silver studded handle. Unique to the Gordons voided pedestal top with real citrine which retains it's lovely yellow colour. Scabbard leather good. Top mount with 1918 Edinburgh silver hallmarks and nicely inscribed " M" , " Oct.10th - 1918 ". Blade with some darkening which I've left as is but could be polished if desired . Beautiful, all original piece ! V.G.C.
WW1 - H.L.I. (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) PLAID BROOCH Nice 3 piece example circa WW1. Battle Honours up to the Boer War. No rubbing or damage. Original stout pin and hook and the hinge is the type that should the pin break, it's easy to fashion another and fit it through the hole. This type is likely for a piper. V.G.C.
WW1 - H.L.I. (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) PLAID BROOCH - DCM WINNER - RSM - D CHRISTIE Super attributed Highland Light Infantry officers plaid brooch attributed to Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), D. Christie, No. 4737 who served through the Great War until 1920. Officer bi metal type device to centre over a circlet with Regimental Battle Honours up to the Boer War. Uncleaned with nice age toning but with clean up beautifully if desired. No rubbing or damage. Nice original pin and hook. Owners name " D. CHRISTIE " jeweller etched to rear. D. Christie was the RSM with the 1st Btn. and DCM winner. V.G.C.
WW1 - HCB (HIGHLAND CYCLIST BRIGADE) SHOULDER TITLE - J.R. GAUNT LONDON Rare J.R. Gaunt made WW1 shoulder title to the Highland Cyclists. Nicely toned brass. Great condition.
WW1 - HIGHLAND CYCLISTS (BLACK WATCH) - THCB SHOULDER TITLE BY J.W. TIPTAFT& SON Rare brass shoulder title to the Highland Cyclists Brigade ( Territorial ) affiliated to the Black Watch. great condition and with the added bonus of being a super rare maker mkd one ! J.W. Tiptaff & Son , Birm. ( ingham ) 3 lugs. Old pink polish residue to back. V.G.C.
WW1 - I / 7TH ROYAL HIGHLANDERS (BLACK WATCH) BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Nice 1st / 7th Black Watch shoulder title. This has originally been a T title but the soldier has clipped the edges from the T to form a 1. This was a common practice among the Highland regiments in the Great War. 3 lugs to the back. Nice age toning. Rare V.G.C.
WW1 - KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR PAIR Scarce officers bronze matching collar pair. Retain all their bronze finish. Circa WW1. V.G.C.
WW1 - LOTHIAN & BORDERS HORSE - SGT\'S UNIFORM Lovely condition uniform badged up to a Sgt.in the Lothian & Borders Yeomanry. Circa WW1or earlier. All original. Brass collars and scarce pattern shoulder titles. Bullion wheatsheaf sleeve badge over bullion chevrons. Marksmans badge to lower sleeve. Remains of early white paper label to the rear inside skirt and Hobsons & Son London label to collar. Full complement of brass " Lothian & Borders " buttons. Good size approx 39/40 chest to suit someone approx. 5'10". Dark blue trousers with red melton stripes and leather foot straps.33 approx waist ,height wise would suit someone approx. 5'10". Attributed to Sgt Connell who later became the C.O. of Lanarkshire Yeomanry. White belt and pouch not included. This sale is for the tunic and trousers only. See my other sales for his helmet , lance and pouch belt. V.G.C.
WW1 - MARK V WHIPPET TANK HOTCHKISS AMMUNITION BOX & ONE WITHOUT LID (2) Rare WW1 ammo boxes (2) for the .303 Hotchkiss M.G. used in the Whippet tank. Both unlike most, still has the internal compartments. Box 1 , Original paint, original leather parts. 2nd one minus lid and some leather. Light pressed steel construction with lift off lid . Measures approx. 425 x 212x 80mm V.G.C.
WW1 - MARKSMANS SLEEVE BADGE Nice brass sleeve badge. Crossed Lee Enfields. 4 lugs. Nice age toning. V.G.C.
WW1 - MGC (MACHINE GUN CORPS) - BRASS SHOULDER TITLES MATCHED PAIR Scarce and a matched pair. Nice age toned brass. No issues. Hex lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 - OFFICERS - ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 1914 EDINBURGH SILVER PAGRI BADGE Another very rare piece from my personal collection. Silver hallmarks for Edinburgh 1914. Correct over long original pin back. Seperately applied Cat and Boars head and also has a small ring to the back for attaching a safety chain or similar to stop loss. well detailed quality piece. Very rare. V.G.C.
WW1 - PATRIOTIC LEAGUE OF BRITONS OVERSEAS MUFTI BADGE Nice brass & enamel mufti badge. No enamel damage. Maker mkd. "Fattorini Bradford" V.G.C.
WW1 - RNAS ( ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE ) PILOTS SILVER SWEETHEART BADGE Very nice well detailed example. Pin back. Marked STERLING to rear. No rubbing or damage. Uncleaned with nice toning V.G.C.
WW1 - RND (ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION) SHOULDER TITLE Extremely rare shoulder title. Toned brass. V.G.C.
WW1 - ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION - HOOD BTN.- COLLAR BADGE Rare Hood Battlion RND brass collar badge. Good condition. Extremely hard to find. v.g.c.
WW1 - ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION - DRAKE 1915 BRIMINGHAM SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH/BADGE Rare piece. silver with rose gold adornments. Rose gold crown anchor top bar and one tip. Below the crown, a hand etched " DRAKE " Silver h/m's for 1915 and makers details " Saros ". V.G.C.
WW1 - ROYAL NAVY DIVISION \" HOWE \" CAP BADGE Good genuine one. Rare. nice age toning. Old polish residue to back. Lugs a bit bent otherwise VGC
WW1 - ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS - BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Nice brass title. Good with nice age toning. V.G.C.
WW1 - ROYAL SCOTS TERRITORIAL CAP BADGE Good Territorial issue cap badge in white metal. Nice sharp strike. Old polish to back. V.G.C.
WW1 - RSF (ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS) SHOULDER TITLE Nice brass title. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW1 - S R (SCOTTISH RIFLES / CAMERONIANS) BLACKENED SHOULDER TITLE Nice correct blackened shoulder title for the Cameronians. V.G.C.
WW1 - SCOTS GUARDS OFFICERS BADGE Very nice example. Nice detail to star. Centre attached with fold over broad blades. Green enamel behind centre good. V.G.C.
WW1 - SCOTS GUARDS OFFICERS PIN BACK BADGE Circa WW1. Good example in unmarked silver. Green enamel behind gilded centre. Period pin back, not conversion from lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 - SCOTTISH RIFLES (CAMERONIANS) - BRASS ECONOMY CAP BADGE Nice One Look period example. Die struck. Sharp detail. As nice as they come. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 - SCOTTISH RIFLES (CAMERONIANS) - BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Good Great War shoulder title. Brass. Hex lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 - SEAFORTH HLDRS. \" T \" REMOVED BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Former Territorial shoulder. T removed. Soldier who has gone from a Territorial to a Regular Btn. Not uncommon to find this or maybe the 7 clipped to a 1. This one has evidence of having had a numbered " T " section above the Seaforth. Nice toned brass . V.G.C.
WW1 - ST. AAC (ST. ANDREW AMBULANCE CORPS) SHOULDER TITLE Rare WW1 shoulder title. Toned brass. 2 loops. V.G.C.
WW1 - T 8 A&SH ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. 3 PIECE TERRITORIAL SHOULDER TITLE Rare Great War 3 piece title. White metal for Territorials. V.G.C.
WW1 - T LONDON - BRASS SHOULDER TITLE - HEX LUGS Nice example. 3 hex lugs to back. Real deal, not spurious evil bay copy . V.G.C.
WW1 - T. RAMC. HIGHLAND SHOULDER TITLE Brass. Uncleaned with nice toning and no rubbing or damage. 3 lugs. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 - T8 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SHOULDER TITLE SET Rare 3 part WW1 Territorial title for the 8th Btn. ( Dunoon ) of the A & S.H. Toned brass. T and 8 are seperate as opposed to the usual soldered together type. This I believe is an earlier configuration. v.g.c.
WW1 - THE ROYAL SCOTS BUTTON SWEETHEART Nice brass button fitted to brass pin type sweetheart brooch. V.G.C.
WW1 -CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) BRASS SHOULDER TITLE - FLAT BRASS LUGS Nice large size brass SR title circa WW1. Rare flat brass lugs. These stamped brass lugs with a circular hole are found mainly on Scottish badges. V.G.C.
WW1 -PERTHSHIRE VOLUNTEERS (BLACK WATCH ) CAP BADGE WW1 Home Guard, affiliated to the Black Watch. Possibly silver. Uncleaned with dark age patina. East /west lugs. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 ( EARL OF CARRICKS OWN) AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Lovely toned example. 2 lugs to reverse. V.G.C.
WW1 / 2 - AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS SLOUCH HAT BADGE Unmarked silver or heavy plate. Collar dog size but with pin back. Well detailed. Kings Crown so could be either world war. Condition is, VGC
WW1 1908 PTN. WILKINSON BAYONET - MATCHING NUMBERS & WEB FROG. Nice very clean example . Undarkened wood grips on this one. Matching numbers ( X 656 ) to pommel and scabbard throat. Leather good. Blade with no rust or dark spots. C/w WW2 type frog. Wilkinson and crown to ricasso. To the other side a crown and " 17 E " also a 29 . V.G.C.
WW1 1915 ON WAR SERVICE LAPEL BADGE No. 91079
WW1 4/5TH SEAFORTH HLDRS. CAP BADGE Great War type often found as a pin back. Die struck with nice detail. Lugs. Left with it's age toning and old polish residue. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW1 4TH BLACK WATCH CAP BADGE Nice o/r's example with sharp detail. Die struck. V.G.C.
WW1 51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION BRODIE HELMET - 8TH. ARGYLLS Rare 2nd pattern Brodie with 4 vertical lines for the 8th Argylls.Div. stripes to both sides of the helmet.These have been originally red but have faded to almost black. Liner good condition but loose. Red Brodie stamp. Chin strap partially present and impressed with ( size ) 7.Most rough paint finish present to exterior. Felt crown pad good with no moth damage. Very rare helmet with these markings.
WW1 5TH BTN. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS MAJOR'S BADGE Exceedingly rare badge. 3 feathers for Major. Of the pattern locally made in Beauly and the like. Silver plated nickel . Some finish loss and polishing to high points.
WW1 5TH DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE Good condition bi metal title and c/w it's brass backing plate. Hex. lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 8TH CAMERON HIGHLANDERS BRASS TAG Brass tag I normally associate with being attached to kit. This one has 8th Camerons and " Shandy " ? Soldiers nickname, Regimental Mascot ? Honestly I don't know but nice piece for the Camerons collector. V.G.C.
WW1 91ST HEAVY BATTERY R.G.A 1918-1919 PALESTINE GREETING CARD Rare card. Great condition. No issues.
Ww1 9TH H.L.I. (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) SILVER & ENAMEL BAR BROOCH Nice silver example. Mkd. " I.L.M. Sterling " to the bar. Good red / blue enamel. Circa WW1. V.G.C.
WW1 9th H.L.I. OFFICERS CUFF RANK TUNIC A stunning early war officers tunic to the 9th Highland Light Infantry.Totally original and never offered for sale before. Full complement of Regimental buttons. Bronze collars with brass "T" ( Territorial) below. Pre 1916 cuff rank. Correct heavy cord material. Good size for Great War. 38 ins. chest to suit approx 5.8" height. Slight fraying to cuffs otherwise near perfect. Very Rare. Please note, tartan breeches are for display only. An absolute steal at this price for such a rare pre 1916 tunic.
WW1 9TH H.L.I. SILVER & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH Silver with red / blue enamel. Scarce V.G.C.
WW1 9TH H.L.I.SILVER & ENAMEL BAR BROOCH Very nice example of a Great War bar brooch. Sterling ( 925) silver set with red and blue enamels. No damage. Stamped to the back with makers initials and STERLING. V.G.C.
WW1 9TH HLI (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) SILVER SWEET HEART BADGE Scarce 9th Highland Light Infantry sweetheart brooch. Enamel inlay with no damage. Stamped “STERLING SILVER” to rear. V.G.C.
WW1 ALLIED NATIONS SOLDIER BANK Rare and attractive wooden bank featuring wooden hand painted figures of a Scott in full regalia, a Tommie, in fighting order, a French Souave and a Sailor. The souave has been a casualty and has lost his head , otherwise very good.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HDRS. CAP BADGE Very nice example with nicely domed out fretted centre. Age toned. Well detailed.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 1914 EDINBURGH SILVER FRETTED SWEETHEART BADGE Beautiful WW1 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders silver sweetheart badge. Fully fretted as per an officers cap badge but smaller. Very fine detail with hand piercing. Edinburgh silver hallmarked “I” for 1914. Maker marked H&I ( Hamilton & Inches ). Scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 1914 EDINBURGH SILVER SWEETHEART BADGE Fretted silver sweetheart badge. Edinburgh silver marked “I” for 1914.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 1918 EDINBURGH SILVER SKEAN DHU Beautiful condition and belonged to Lt. General, F.C.C. Graham.No provenance on this unfortunately but came from a fellow officer back in the day. That aside it's a lovely example in Edinburgh silver with hallmarks for 1918 and maker mkd. for Anderson with a nice tablet on the back.All mounts very nicely cast and nice citrine to the top. Scabbard leather good and slightly shaped to the leg as one often finds with Argylls examples. Now exceedingly hard to find especially in this condition.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BADGE Nice white metal example. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BADGE WITH DOUBLE ROSETTE Amazing piece. Owned this one for a long time and is one of my favourite pieces. Toned gun metal badge on it's original double patch. Silk rosette on top of a Regimental tartan TOS patch. The badge has a piece of red sock flash behind the voided centre. I don't get many like this anymore. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BRASS SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Nice matched pair. Brass . Loops. Now scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS EDINBURGH 1917 H/M SILVER SKEAN DHU - KIRKWOODS Now very difficult to find so get one now. Silver mounted sgian dhu with Edinburgh hallmarks for the Great War. Jeweller W & S (Wilson & Sharp) and with Kirkwoods unique, Thistle trademark ? Likely sub contracted out by Kirkwoods to meet order demand. Uncleaned with it's black patina peculiar to silver. Bog oak handle with silver studs and Argylls Regimental device. Leather covered wood scabbard with Celtic pattern silver mounts. Blade good with some surface rust, good point. Foiled citrine to top. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS KILT Circa the Great War. It had no buckles fitted as per the period but I've had 2 new leather straps and 2 belt buckles fitted recently ( done by Schilling & Fitz - military tailors ). Wearable good condition. Approximately to fit 29”-35” waist (see photos for detail of the measurements). Moth free. Heavy wool . O/r's pattern. Box pleats. No label. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS WAIST BELT PLATE Good example of an officers WBP. Nice toning. Curved back plate. Nicely detailed. No rubbing or damage. Circa the Great War. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SERGEANTS CAP BADGE WITH GAUNT TABLET Fine piece. nickel silver. Die struck. Fully fretted centre as per Sgt's examples. Brass Gaunt tablet to the back as per WW1 style. Rare. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Nice brass sharp strike titles. Old polish residue to back. Matched pair. Now scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SILVER FOB / PENDANT Beautiful piece. Unmarked silver. For wear on watch chain or similar. Solid centre which is nicely domed out. Suspension loop to top. Tail Down cat. Rare. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SILVER/ENAMEL SWEETHEART Rare example of a Regimental badge / brooch. Curved for wear. Inset blue enamel. Maker mkd " T.L.M. and " Sterling " to back. Measures 0ne and a half inches across approx. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SKEAN DHU ( SGIAN DHU ) Lovely maker marked example from around WW1 period. Jewllers tablet on the back for Anderson, George St. , Edinburgh. Nickel silver. Leather covered wood scabbard. Foiled citrine to top. Studded bog oak handle. Clipped back blade. The Real Deal in great condition for it's age. Unrestored. V.G.C. Scarce
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SWINGING SIX SPORRAN Classic brass cantle Argylls " Swinging 6 ". Nicholl of Bankfoot made and with their details stamped to the tan purse back. Brass button for purse flap. Nicely set up with it's original brass tassle tops. Nice full horse hair body. Now scarce V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS TAM O SHANTER Beautiful condition Tam with no moth or damage. Original to it Argylls cap badge with lovely toning but only one lug. Original cloth tie cord to back. Approx. size 56. Correct 4 eyelets to the back for the Great War and double stitched quilting, again as found on WW1 examples. No extra holes ,so has only ever had this badge. All original bonnets like this are now rare.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS WHITE FACE ENAMEL SWEETHEART BADGE Rarest of the white faces. Mint condition with no enamel damage. Searched for one of these for years before finding this one. Truly a thing of beauty. Regrettably now being sold. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS 1914 BIRMINGHAM HALLMARK SILVER RIFLE SWEETHEART Very rare item from my own collection. "Rifle" sweetheart in the form of a SMLE rifle with sling and bayonet. Original pin fitting. Hand engraved Cat and Boars Head in rose gold. Mounted on silver H/M rifle. Jeweller stamped "A. Bros."(Ahronsberg Bros.). Silver h/m's for Birmingham 1914. Beautiful.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS BRASS SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Lovely matched pair of collars. Brass. C/w their cotter pins. Very difficult to find now especially a matched pair. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS CAP BADGE - RARE BRASS LOOPS Nice toned example. This one with rare flat brass loops cut from sheet brass as opposed to the normal wire type. These I've only encountered on Scottish badges and I'm unsure if they were for a specific type of headgear or a manufacturing variant ? Rare
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS COMBAT WORN UNIFORM Rarely does a genuine battle worn uniform come up for sale. Especially to the Argylls. Comprises 1. Tunic in heavy corded material. Cuff rank for a captain. Two wound stripes. Regimental buttons (maker marked). Military cross ribbon to chest. Evidence of captains pips to epaulettes. Good size 38-40 chest. Named label to inside (indistinct). Some barb wire repairs, interestingly he has cut a piece of cloth from inside the tunic to repair a tear on the shoulder. 2. Heavy corded breeches. Good battle worn condition and still with candle grease spots to front from where he has been working in his dug out. Good size and still with original drawstrings to legs and leather panels. 3. Brodie helmet with divisional sign. Red diamond to front of heavily textured helmet, The name \"BOWER\" to inside. I can not confirm this was definately the name of the officer althought all the items were found together in a trunk in a large house in the 1960\'s. Helmet V.G.C.. with clear red brodie stamp. A great \"been there\" uniform that evokes images of the trenches . Guaranteed 100% original and from my own private collection.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS EDINBURGH H/M SILVER SGIAN DHU Retailed by Meyer & Mortimer - London with 1918 Edinburgh silver hallmarks. Studded bog oak handle. Clipped back clean blade. Very well detailed. Foiled citrine to top. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - CROSS HILTED FIELD OFFICERS SWORD Rare sword and of the pattern associated with the Argylls. This ties in exactly with the history of the sword as it was one of 3 swords recently acquired by me as a direct veterans family purchase and the family members were ex Argylls and the other 2 swords had Argyll etched blades ( name to buyer ). Argylls pattern hilt with fish skin grip bound with silver wire. Original red tassle present to pommel. Acid etched blade This is a good example of this sought-after pattern of sword. This particular example has a hilt design that is associated with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; it bears the Wilkinson blade No 51460 which puts its date of manufacture between 1914 and 1918. The grip and hilt are in good order with just some slight loss of shagreen to the grip. The wiring is intact and there is only some slight loss of plating to the cross-guard and the pommel. The blade is tarnished overall and there is some light pitting near the hilt. The etching is clear and sharp, however, and both sides of the blade are decorated with the thistles of Scotland with the GRV cypher also to one side of the blade. The leather service scabbard is in excellent order; it is complete and undamaged and carries the ball chape that is a distinguishing feature of most Scottish sword scabbards.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. - OFFICERS LEATHER TOOL POUCH Good rare piece of officers kit being a Morocco leather pouch containing a variety of tools. "A & S.H." marked to outside flap. 2 press stud fixings in good order. Tools all makermarked. "Booths". Felt flap present. Leather good. Great War or earlier. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. 1916 DATED GLENGARRY Straight out the weeds Argylls Great War glengarry. Approx size 56. Tails removed as per front line service.Original to it Argylls cap badge. Leather trim. Clean interior . Original makers label with 1916 date, rare to find this. Now rare.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. CAP / COLLAR BADGE Great War tail down example. Worn both as a collar and cap badge. Officers cast example. As per collar badge but with added scrolls to the bottom. I have period photos of these being worn on the Tam O Shanter in WW1. Cast construction. Old polish residue to back. Lugs. Scarce V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. KILT APRON - K.I.A. Very good condition full wrap round kilt cover. A &S.H. stamped to inside as well as with the soldiers Regimental no. Number attributable to ; John Dickson, 2nd Btn.. Embarked for France 1-10-15. Killed 13 - 6 -16. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. MOTHER OF PEARL SWEETHART BROOCH Silver plated brass with dark age patina. Will clean up beautifully if desired. Blue enamel with no damage. Real Mother of Pearlback plate. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS BROADSWORD Scarce First World War Scottish Officers Cross Hilt Broad Sword. This type of nickle cross guard and bun pommel was used by the seaforth highlanders, the Cameron highlanders and the Argyle and Sutherland highlanders. Wire bound, shaggreen (shark skin) grip. Approx. 33” (84cm) blade with one centred fuller (blood groove) engraved with the GVR cypher and scottish thistles and the star of David with a brass “proved” mark in the centre – Proved mark for Thurkle, London). Engraved to one side of the ricasso is “London made”. Wooden leather covered service scabbard with nickle scabbard throat. Good condition overall with some dark finger staining to the blade. Just under 41” (104cm) overall length. .
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS DIRK BELT PLATE Very good example from my personal Argylls collection. Concave back plate. Silver fittings. Nice toning and still with original back pins. Officers name, " WILSON " scratched to back. Some light surface polishing otherwise VGC
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. SILVER SWEETHEART Beautiful. Unmarked cast silver. A 2/3'rds size collar type device but in silver. Well detailed and chunky. Scrolls below the Cat & Boars head with mottos , " Ne Obliviscaris & Sans Peur ". Overlong pin and also safety chain safety ring. Beautiful thing and a rarity. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. STERLING SILVER SWEETHEART BADGE Marked "F.R.G. STERLING SILVER" to rear. Scarce type. V.G.C.
WW1 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS.FOB / PENDANT More unusual than a sweetheart. This variant has a suspension ring at the top likely for fob chain. Mother of pearl back plate with nice brass /enamel centre in the form of an Argylls cap badge. The obverse with clear window for inserting photo or similar. Condition is excellent.
WW1 ARMY SCOTTISH TROOPS KILT PIN Genuine large size kilt pin for pinning the kilt at the waist. Most Great War kilts had no buckles and these large substantial pins were used. Bit of rusting to the finish. Rare piece. V.G.C.
WW1 BAVARIAN NCO'S PICKLEHAUBE - NAMED & UNIT MKD Very good leather skull picklehaube with brass fittings. Nco's example so has chin scales as per officers type but leather liner, not officers leather and silk. Chin scales. Original State and National cockades. Bavarian state helmet plate with no additional holes and still retained by the original leather tangs. Rear spine with breather. Good leather liner. Soldiers cloth name tag attached to body under the liner with clear soldiers name and rank and Infantry Rgt. 94 ? . There is also a 2nd name hand applied to the rear peak. Large size for the period, approx. 57. Some crazing to the shellac finish but overall this one is in great shape and none of the usual replaced cockades, fake chin straps etc.
WW1 BLACK WATCH OFFICERS LONG SCROLLS CAP BADGE Fine Great War example. Unmarked silver. 3 piece construction. long scrolls. Nice heavy one. V.G.C.
WW1 BLACK WATCH SPORRAN BADGE Nice o/r's white metal example. Good detail. 2 lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 BLACK WATCH - PERTHSHIRE VOLUNTEERS - HOME GUARD CAP BADGE Good example in either silver or heavy silver plate. This unit were raised for home defence in the Great War. " Perthsire Volunteers - 1916 " on a seeded ground. Fluted star to the centre. No rubbing. Lugs a bit bent otherwise, V.G.C.
WW1 BLACK WATCH - PERTHSHIRE VOLUNTEERS 1916 CAP BADGE Scarce o/r's example in white metal. Dark age toning. Good detail. Lugs to rear , one bent.No rubbing to high points. Black Watch affiliated Home Guard unit
WW1 BLACK WATCH BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Now very hard to obtain in a sea of fakes. Brass , nicely toned with hex lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 BLACK WATCH BRONZE CAP BADGE Rare WW1 bronze cap badge. Die struck and retaining most of it's bronzed finish with some slight loss to the high points. Either for officers OSD or an economy badge.
WW1 BLACK WATCH CAP BADGE Nice pre 1936 example as worn in the Great War. Top and bottom scrolls. White metal. Die struck. Nice V.G.C.
WW1 BLACK WATCH KIA GROUP Awesome straight from the house large group of items to Pte. Reith , Black Watch. Very young soldier as seen in the cabinet photograph. Plaque in original wartime blackened brass Maltese cross type frame. Medals in a period frame with remains of his poppy. Gold locket with photograph plus other lockets with pictures of him and other family members and parents. Scroll and condolence slip contained in their card tube of issue with family address. Brass sewing kit with contents. A profusion of items, see pics. All untouched and how they came from the house.
WW1 BLACK WATCH OFFICER CABINET PHOTO IN LEATHER FRAME Early WW1 cabinet photo of a Black Watch officer photo original cabinet photo in brown leather frame. Officer is wearing an early cuff rank tunic with single pip and bronze officers collar dogs. Oposite picture of his wife. Ouside measures aprox. 12 inches x 10 inches. V.G.C.
WW1 BLACK WATCH OFFICERS BALMORAL C/W BADGE & HACKLE Rare officers balmoral for the Royal Hldrs. Good condition with no moth. Broad silk band to lower edge. Silk tails a/f. Beautiful long scroll officers badge and original period hackle. There will be a copy of the photograph shown with the officer wearing said bonnet included in the sale along with his name to buyer. There is an example of this type of bonnet shown in the Bodworth book on Great War uniforms. Very rare and straight from the soldiers great grandson.
WW1 BLACK WATCH OFFICERS CAP BADGE Very nice officers badge in heavy silver plate. Jimmy is silver plated. Cast silver star. Long scrolls. V.G.C.
WW1 BLACK WATCH OFFICERS SILVER CAP BADGE - LONG SCROLLS Fine Great War example. Unmarked silver. 3 piece construction. long scrolls. Nice heavy one. V.G.C.
WW1 BLACK WATCH OFFICERS TAM O SHANTER / BALMORAL - PERTH MAKER Very rare piece of headgear being a khaki balmoral as worn in small numbers by Scottish officers in the Great War. Good size 57/58. Double stitched quilted lining which is correct for the period. Original to it Red Hackle. Perth makers label " A. Darling & Co. Original tails absent, likely period removed as there is some stitching that looks like it's been there to stop fraying and it was common practice in the front line to remove tails from headgear. Good condition
WW1 BLACK WATCH SGTS / OFFICERS CAP BADGE - J R GAUNT TABLET Rare Gaunt example of a WW1 Black Watch snco' / officers bi metal cap badge. Die struck. Long scrolls. Very well detailed. J.R. Gaunt London tablet to top rear. Interesting period conversion to pin and hook and back to lugs. 3 piece construction. Lovely dark age toning. Will clean up a treat if desired.
WW1 BLACK WATCH SILVER SWEETHEART BADGE Nice silver sweetheart brooch dating to the Great War. No rubbing or damage. " Sterling Silver " stamped to back. Over long pin , correct for the period. Uncleaned and retaining it's black patina . Will come up a treat if desired. V.G.C.
WW1 BLACK WATCH TINTED PHOTO MINIATURE- BOXED Beautiful piece. Black Watch soldier with red hackle visible on his Tam O Shanter. Service dress tunic and also shows what looks like a haversack strap ? Nicely tinted photo which was originally stuck in place in the purpose made period box. Silk and velvet lined , some fraying to silk. Leather covered wood outer. Rare.
WW1 BLACK WATCH/ GORDONS TAM O SHANTER - ATTRIBUTED Good example of a Great War Tam nicely marked up inside with the soldiers details. S / 10471, John Gray - 2nd Royal Hldrs. and 1st Garrison Btn. Gordon Hldrs, S / 19465. The bonnet is marked up to the Gordons although it's never had a badge fitted and the rare 1st War Red Hackle is original to it. It's possible he continued to wear the Black Watch hackle after his transfer ? Big size and great large shape. Correct double eyelets to rear and still with the original tightening cord. Size 58 approx. WD stamp and date letter P. Also 59. Correct double stitched quilting for the Great War. A couple of very small moth nips. Rare
WW1 BRITISH RAW EDGE BRODIE Good example of the now very rare raw edge Brodie helmet. Good percentage of original tan paint. Liner good and chin strap all complete and in good condition if perhaps a little dry. No evidence of a red Brodie stamp but that is not unusual on very early liners. Felt crown pad with some mothing. Original draw string present. Hard to find a complete one now as most in the market have absent liners. Marked to shell, HS ( Hadfields ) 237.
WW1 BRITISH SOLDIERS ROLLED GOLD PENDANT- PHOTOS Beautiful piece. Oval shaped with rolled gold frame. Depiction of Tommie in uniform to the obverse. To the rear, a tinted image of Kitchener. Suspension ring to top. Not sure of regiment , cap badge would appear to have Prince of Wales feathers to the centre. V.G.C.
WW1 BRODIE HELMET C/W ORIGINAL SACKING COVER Rare these days to find a Brodie with it's cover. Found in a loft. Helmet itself is nice with good leather and retaining most of the original paint. Small dent to the crown. Top felt pad had some old moth but I've treated it just in case. Cover has it's string/twine tightener and is in good shape. Hadfield steel , 2nd pattern with applied rim. Red Brodie stamp. V.G.C.
WW1 BRODIE HELMET COVER - 1916 DATED - RARE - SCOTTISH Very rare to find a Great War helmet cover and exceedingly rare in this condition. Light brown canvas. Dated 1916 to inside and with WD arrow. Hand stitched piece of Lindsay tartan applied to outside. I can find no unit that used theis tartan despite checking Commonwealth details as well as British. If anyone has any ideas, please enlighten me. I suspect the soldiers name was Lindsay and he stitched a piece of clan tartan to the cover.Absolutely superb and still with original draw string. Shown on a Brodie, this not included in sale, cover only.
WW1 BRODIE HELMET WITH RARE BRODIE COVER - UNIT MKD. Nice condition helmet but what makes this special is the rare Brodie stamped cover. The stamp is the same as found inside the helmet liner. Only a handful of covers were produced with this stamp. As well as the stamp there are maker details and a 1916 date. Cover is canvas with a yellow triangle on the side with a black "2" to the centre. Unit unknown. If anyone can shed any light on this please let me know. The strap is named also to soldier. Fantastic !
WW1 BUTTONS SWEETHEART ON ROLLED GOLD BAR Nice piece. 2 General Service cap strap buttons mounted side by side on a " Rolled Gold " mkd. bar. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 CAMERON BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Good example. Hex lugs. WW1. V.G.C.
WW1 CAMERON HIGHLANDER INVERNESS SILVER OFFICERS CAP BADGE BY W.B.T Rare Inverness silver Cameron officers badge by William B. Taylor c.1910. Good condition and Inverness silver rarely turns up and is highly desirable both by Military and silver collectors.
WW1 CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE Nicely toned white metal o/r's cap badge. Die struck.
WW1 CAMERON HLDRS BRASS SHOULDER TITLE. A genuine WW1 brass title. Uncleaned, unusual small loops and with age patina. V.G.C.
WW1 CAMERON HLDRS. OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE - ANDERSON Very rare officers SBP for the Camerons. I could describe how beautiful this is but the photographs will speak for themselves.Seeded gilded backing plate. Silver Star of the Thistle on top of which is mounted a gilded strap and crown with raised centre.Mounted on the raised centre is a silver thistle surmounted by the Kings Crown. Egypt battle honour below sphinx. The raised centre gives this plate a stunning 3D effect with lots of depth. Rear has it's original fixings and 2 of the 3 pins. Raised jewellers tablet with "ANDERSON&SONS - GEORGE STREET - EDINBURGH" This one is worth pushing the boat out for.
WW1 CAMERON HLDRS. OFFICERS SILVER PLATED COLLAR BADGE Nice cast silver plate example with lovely detail. Plated lugs. V.G.C. Scarce.
WW1 CAMERON HLDRS. SILVER H/M. PIPE MAJORS PLAID BROOCH - MKR. MKD Rare early pattern pipers plaid brooch. This one with Edinburgh hallmarks for 1911 and jewellers stamp "H & I" (Hamilton and Inches". Also stamped to rear "P (piper) 5". Oval shape with hand etched "CAMERON HIGHLANDERS". Stout original pin and hook. Just bought back in from customer. Beautiful example and rare in silver as any of these I've come across have been white metal. Presumably the Pipe Majors.
WW1 CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) VICTORY MEDAL Nice condition. No knocks or damage. Named to , "45686 Pte. W. Allan - Sco Rif." V.G.C.
WW1 CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) SGT\'S CROSS BELT / POUCH BADGE Nice example in nickel silver. Circa 1903 to '52. Well detailed with no rubbing or damage. 3 lugs. Measures 3 and a half inches by 3 inches. V.G.C.
WW1 CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) BLACKENED SHOULDER TITLE Good condition blackened brass title. Two lugs to the reverse. Westlake 998 V.G.C.
WW1 CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) CAP BADGE Well struck . W/m. Great detail with no rubbing or damage. As nice as they come. V.G.C.
WW1 CAMERONIANS( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) BRASS POUCH BADGE All brass, not the usual silvered star. Nice toning. Correct 3 lugs. Very good example. Scarce
WW1 CANADA SHOULDER TITLE PAIR White on khaki embroidered. Moth hole to one title. Removed from uniform.
WW1 CANADIAN C.E.F. FRONT SERVICE LAPEL BADGE - NO. 397219 Nice Great War piece. Well made. Nice toning and no enamel damage. Numbered to the back. Rare. V.G.C.
WW1 CANADIAN CALGARY HLDRS. BADGE Retains almost all the bronze finish. Bi metal with silver coloured beave. Kings Crown. V.G.C.
WW1 CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE VETERANS NUMBERED BADGE Very nice condition badge given only to veterans of the Great War, I love the script on the back " Penalty for misuse, 500 dollar fine or 6 months imprisonment ". Also has the veterans unique number so researchable. Bronze with enamelled Union Jack. V.G.C.
WW1 CANADIAN NOVA SCOTIA HLDRS - C.E.F. - GLENGARRY Original Canadian Khaki Glengarry made by Ansley Dineen Hat and Fur Co. Limited Toronto 1916 Size 7 1/4, C Broad Arrow Marked, in good condition. There is light wear to the leather sweat band and some moth nips here and there. 193rd badge has a nice pickled finish. Badge has original lugs. (see photos). Rare
WW1 FIFE & FORFAR (14TH BLACK WATCH) BRASS CAP BADGE Very nice example of the brass Thane of Fife badge worn by the 14th Btn. who fought in the Middle East in the Great War. Well detailed, die struck on slider. Old polish residue to back. Scarce/ rare V.G.C.
WW1 FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE Super officers example in either unmarked silver or heavy silver plate. Outstanding crisp detail and heavier than the o/r's badge. No rubbing or damage. Brass slider. Rare. V.G.C.
WW1 FIRST AID NURSING YEOMANRY (FANY) TRENCH ART PIN DISH Very rare to find something to FANY. Nicely made brass dish with a bronze unit cap badge to the bottom. Lovely One Off that I've owned for many years. 4 inch diameter approx.
WW1 FRENCH ZOUAVES FIGHTING KNIFE - YPRES MKD. Very striking if not decidedly menacing Goumiers fighting knife. Large folding blade with double edge for the first 2 thirds of the blade. Ornate horn or bone handle with brass studs and panels. One panel has the owners initials and "Ypres" nicely inscribed. Full length is 16 inches approx. Blade length 7 inches. French North African troops were renowned for their up close hand to hand combat skills and there preference for knives. Rare
WW1 FULL KILT APRON Beautiful condition. Early heavy cotton as opposed to later thin canvas type material. Full wrap around with pleated back. Original ties present. Front pocket c/w original horn button. Good medium size. Rare
WW1 GERMAN HANDGRENADE (HANDGRANADE) INSTRUCTION PAPER Rare piece of ephemera. 1916 dtd. instruction sheet for hand grenade use. V.G.C.
WW1 GERMAN - M16 MEDICS HELMET - FEATURED IN BOOK Incredibly rare item item. This is genuine and is featured in a book on German helmets which dates back to the 1970's . I have owned this since then and it's a reluctant sale. The helmet is in excellent condition with Medic cross to the crown. Some age fading to this . Helmet shell retains it's original green finish. E39 mkd to crown. Owners name and Rgt. to the rear apron." Gfr. E. Kramer - 7th - San ( Sanitat ) Truppe " Good liner with all 3 pads in great shape and with their horshair pads. Good leather liner band. Original chin strap. Large size with non stepped vents. 100% genuine. V.G.C.
WW1 GERMAN EK2 (IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS) Good untouched example retaining most of it's black paint. Nice age toning. Original ribbon. V.G.C.
WW1 GERMAN EK2 IRON CROSS Nice original . One Look , EK2. Age toned and uncleaned as it came to me. Will clean up nice if desired. V.G.C.
WW1 GERMAN IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS - MARKED RING One Look original c/w original ribbon. “S-W”? marked ring. V.G.C.
WW1 GERMAN JAGER TROOPER STATUE - SIGNED Rare period piece. Black painted spelter figure of a Mountain Trooper from JR 108.. Good detail with numbered shoulder boards, ski cap, marching order etc. Signed to the base of the figure. Overall height inc. the marble base is approx 13 and a half inches. Figure is 11 and a half inches approx. Bought over 30 years ago from Hermann Historica and has sat on my mantelpiece since. Now time to find this fella a new home. V.G.C. Very heavy, check the shipping cost before purchasing
WW1 GERMAN M 17 CAMO STAHLHELM - GERMAN HELMET Great looking trench helmet with the regulation dark brown/ochre/green camo in a nice block pattern. Shell retaining most of it's paint. Very good liner system with the 3 leather pads with tongue ends complete and still with the original horsehair pads. Metal liner band.One strap end present. Owners named applied to inside apron. Size 64 shell. Sleepy original and one of a number of items I will be listing from an old collection.
WW1 GERMAN M16 HELMET C/W ORIGINAL CHINSTRAP Rarely found in this condition these days and still with it's original to it chinstrap ! Leather liner band as per 1916 manufacture . All 3 leather pads good with no issues on the tongue ends. 2 helmet pins with broken blades so the liner is loose in the helmet. Chin strap in incredible condition for age and easily £250 plus on it's own as they're rarely encountered. Shell retaining most of it's original field grey smooth paint. Stepped lugs as found on smaller size helmets. Approx size 54/55. What appears to be owners initials in ink on one pad ( indistinct ) One Look original and rare with an original strap. This is how it came to me, dusty and dirty but will clean up a treat if desired. V.G.C.
WW1 GERMAN M16 STEEL HELMET- PERSONALISED LINER BAND Good barn found original. Large size with non stepped air vents. All 3 liner pads present and still attached to the original leather band. This with a well etched depiction of barbed wire which has been very nicely soldier applied in two places.
WW1 GERMAN M17 HELMET - COMPLETE Good all original example in a large size with a rough sand or grit camo applied.Large size Q66 ( Quist ). Non stepped ventilation lugs as found on larger helmets. White chromed leather pads in good condition and still with their horshair cushions inside and tongue ends unbroken. Metal liner band.Chin strap metal ends present. Rough field grey/ brown finish over the original smooth paint. 100% original.
WW1 GERMAN M17 HELMET - NAMED Straight from a Scottish officers house in Dumbarton ( Brig. Alisdair Pearson, Parachute Rgt. ) and was a wartime bring back by a family member. Totally original. M16 type shell with M17 metal liner band. 3 white chromed leather pads in very good condition with 5 of the 6 tongue ends intact and and still with the horsehair cushions and original draw string.Some sweat and dirt to the liner pads, so not a helmet that sat out the war ! (In May of 1917 due to a leather shortage the liner was redesigned. The new liner continued with the earlier “three pad” system but changed from a leather band to a steel band made from sheet metal. The pads were now crimped into place on a steel band. The pads were now to be made from white chromed leather (Russian leather) instead of the brown vegetable tanned type. This change was made in the hope that the chromed leather would hold up better in the trench conditions. Steel band marked " 64 - F C B 18 - A.K.E.". Shell stamped with a " W "( Hermann Weissenberger & Co. Stuttgart-Cannstadt). This is slightly unusual in that they were thought to have only produced size 66 and 68 shells so this could turn out to be a rarity. Field grey paint. Stepped lugs. One chin strap metal end present. Soldiers name to rear skirt and 6/395 ?, possibly a Feldpost number ? If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Cracking sleeper.
WW1 GERMAN M18 HELMET - UNIT MKD - BELL L - FREIKORPS ? Very interesting M18 helmet from the Great War / Inter War period. Rare maker,known as the Bell L helmet as the factory symbol is a bell shape followed by " L " and ( size ) 64, this being the only size of shell made by this factory ( R. Lindenberg A.G., Remscheid-Hasten ). The helmet has a brownish hue from the toned lacquer it was coated with , in my opinion during the Stahlhelm / Freikorps period inter war. Post WW1 is was common to do this to give the helmet a parade type finish . Smooth paint, shiny finishes still continuing into the M35 period before the introduction of wartime matt Feld Grau. The helmet has a number " 10 " painted to the front. This could be Regiment 10 from wartime or possibly a Freikorps unit . I have forum posted the helmet for opinions on this but no one has a definitive answer although the helmet itself got the 100% thumbs up on authenticity. The shell retains most of it's original finish and has the rounded ends to the air vents correct for this maker. Stepped lugs. Metal liner band with the strap fixings correct for M18 helmets. Liner pads are the chromed leather type and in good shape with some service wear / sweat and 2 of the 6 tongue ends a/f.Leather is still supple . Draw string is original. Rare " Carbine Clip " original chin strap and although shortened and with a repair is in good condition with the leather still supple. These on their own are expensive and near impossible to find. Faint pencilled name / details to the rear skirt. Cracking non Run of the Mill helmet, all original and in great shape for it's age and remarkably, still with it's chin strap. If anyone has a take on the number to the front , please let me know.
WW1 GERMAN MAUSER 98 LONG BAYONET - UNIT MKD. First model Mauser bayonet used up to and including WW1. Blade measures 20 and a half inches. Overall length just under 26 inches. This one straight out a loft. Unit mkd. to Quillion "B. 2. I." plus other numbers ( indistinct ). Bavarian Inf. Rgt. 2 ? Exactly as found but will clean up if desired. Erfurt maker mkd. and dated '04 to spine. Good untouched original. No scabbard.
WW1 GERMAN MOUNTED GROUP OF 4 MEDAL SET Very nice medal group mounted for wear. includes, EK2, Hindenburg cross, Wurtenburg Military Merit medal. 4 medals in total nicely mounted. All original. EK with marked ring possibly "W ?". V.G.C..
WW1 GERMAN PHOTO SWEETHEART - SOLDIER IN UNIFORM Lovely piece. Gold plated Art Deco style surround holding a photo of a Landser in field uniform. The details on the Picklehaube helmet are in red so an early image as the German army quickly went to green lettering in the trenches. Nice original piece purchased in Germany many years ago. Original pin and hook. Poignant piece which no doubt belonged to a mother or wife / girlfriend.
WW1 GERMAN SOLDIER - FINGER RING Nice Kantine ring in a small middle finger size. Face with soldiers helmeted head in relief. Shanks with , ( translated ) " Souvenier of the Western Front " Sharp detail. Genuine rings from both wars are now extremely difficult to come by. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 GERMAN STICK PIN - EK1 . EK2 & WOUND BADGE Nice set. EK 1 & 2 and what might be a gold wound badge ? or over polished. Old polish residue. Knurled pin. V.G.C.
WW1 GERMAN TORTOISE CAMO STAHLHELM - NAMED Stunning example still retaining very bright colours and with an amazing "Tortoise" camo. Large size, named to rear apron. Good liner with it's original hair pads. No chin strap.
WW1 GORDON HIGHLANDER SPLIT MOTTO CAP BADGE Scarce split motto cap badge. By Dand as opposed to Bydand. V.G.C.
WW1 GORDON HIGHLANDERS 1918 EDINBURGH SILVER SKEAN DHU BY THOMAS KERR EBBUTT Outstanding sgian dhu by this top Edinburgh silversmith. Bog oak silver studded handle. Unique to the Gordons voided pedestal top with real citrine which retains it's lovely yellow colour.Scabbard leather good. Top mount with 1918 Edinburgh hallmarks and nicely inscribed " M" , " Oct.10th - 1918 ". Blade with some darkening which I've left as always in . As Found condition. Will clean up a bit if desired. Beautiful !
WW1 GORDON HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE Nice white metal toned example. V.G.C.
WW1 GORDON HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS BADGE - PIN BACK Officer and SNCO type in nickel silver. Original pin and hook to rear. No rubbing or damage. Now scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 GORDON HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS/SERGEANTS BADGE Nice nickel silver sergeants badge to the Gordons. Nice relief. Folded antlers. Now scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANTS BADGE Good Great War example in nickel silver. Stag in relief. Nice set of antlers. No rubbing or damage. Now getting scarce and more fakes appearing in the market place. 100% as always. V.G.C.
WW1 GORDON HIGHLANDERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE Good clean example in silver gilt. No rubbing or damage. Good detail. Studs and hooks to the back present. Very fair price on this. V.G.C.
WW1 GORDON HIGHLANDERS STERLING SILVER SWEETHEART Silver and enamel sweetheart brooch. By Dand motto and Gordon Highlanders in blue undamaged enamel. Well detailed. " Sterling Silver " stamped to back. Overlong original indicative of the Great War period or earlier. V.G.C.
WW1 GORDON HLDRS. COLLAR BADGE Nice tiger collar badge in w/m. 2 short lugs. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 GORDON HLDS. BRASS SPORRAN BADGE A now very difficult item to find. Worn on the sporran from both World Wars. Great condition with nice age patina. Seeded background with Marquis of Huntly stags head with " By Dand " motto above. V.G.C.
WW1 GREETING FROM PALESTINE CARD -1918-1919 Nice period piece. V.G.C.
WW1 H.L.I. (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) BRASS ECONOMY BADGE Genuine example of this scarce economy badge. Long lugs. Die struck. Nice age toning. V.G.C.
WW1 HIGHLAND CYCLISTS (BLACK WATCH) BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Very difficult to find title. Brass. WW1. 2 lugs. Nicely toning. V.G.C.
WW1 HIGHLAND CYCLISTS SHOULDER TITLE - GAUNT Good brass example. Stamped J.R.Gaunt London to back. V.G.C.
WW1 HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY ( HLI ). TERRITORIAL OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH - ANDERSON High quality example by Anderson of Edinburgh. Jewellers tablet to rear with "Wm. Anderson & Sons - Military Outfitters - Edinburgh". Blank scroll on badge for Territorial Battalions. Nicely gilded and retaining the original gilt. Unmarked silver. Original stout pin and hook to rear. V.G.C
WW1 HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY STERLING SILVER SWEETHEART Lovely Sterling Silver stamped brooch. Set with blue enamel. Original pin and hook. Slight enamel loss .
WW1 HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY VOLUNTEER OFFICERS PLAID BROOCH - CASED- NAMED Beautiful piece in mint condition. Unmarked silver. Blank Battle Honours for Territorial Btn. Very well detailed raised cap badge device to centre, this of 5 piece construction. Initials to back in old type script "G.F.T". Stout original pin. Housed in it's large (6 by 5 and a half inch) velvet lined leather covered wood case. This of high quality with good working catch. Outstanding piece rarely available in this condition these days.
WW1 HLI (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) BRASS ECONOMY CAP BADGE Good example with and nice age toning. 2 original lugs to rear.
WW1 HLI (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) GLENGARRY Nicest one I've had in a while and these WW1 are now difficult to find in good condition. No moth or damage if a little grubby with light service wear. Saw some action this one. Leather trim , supple and in good condition. Original silk tails with original stitching and not reapplied with later cotton tails as is often the case to enhance the value of tails removed examples. Nice low shape. Red Touree. Waxed cotton lining. Original to it, o/r's cap badge with nice dark age toning. Good size for the period 55/56. V.G.C.
WW1 HLI (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH Good WW1 era bar brooch. Enamel nicely set with no damage. Stamped silver.
WW1 HMS DIANA LAPEL BADGE - SILVER - RARE CHESTER H/M Very rare badge to the WW1 HMS DIANA, a Light Cruiser/old 2nd Class Cruiser, Eclipse-class. Pin back. Very rare Chester Provincial silver with hallmarks for 1916.. Launched 5/12/1895, sold for BU 1/7/20. remained in the Mediterranean until 1913 and then transferred to 3rd Fleet at Devonport. Joined Cruiser Force 'G' in Channel in August 1914, capturing a German schooner on the 6th. 12th Cruiser Squadron, Channel from February 1915; China Station November 1915-August 1917, then to Red Sea and Indian Ocean until November 1918. Returned to Queenstown and paid off June 1919. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21) Good condition.
WW1 JUNIOR TRAINNING CORPS LAPEL BADGE Good condition with dark patina. Silver and blue enamel. Buttonhole fitting. V.G.C.
WW1 K.O.S.B. (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERER) GLENGARRY
WW1 K.O.S.B. (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) GLENGARRY Good example. Tri colour diced band, this with a small amount of mothing. Good supple leather trim. Original to it w/m badge on silk rosette. Original silk tails present but a/f. Nowadays I'm seeing cotton modern added tails being sold as original. Tails should be fine silk as these are. Clean interior. Original red touree Smallish, approx size 54. Getting hard now to find unmessed with One Look originals like this. V.G.C.
WW1 KHAKI ECONOMY KILT - VERY RARE From the estate of an officer of the 10th Black Watch. Extremely rare khaki cotton kilt in the style of a kilt apron with front pocket but much more substantial . Kilt type buckles, lined waist. No moth or damage. Length to suit 5' 10", 30 inch waist. Featured in the Bodsworth book on Great War uniforms. You are unlikely to find one of these for sale anywhere as they were only produced in small numbers. Please do not confuse this with a kilt apron, this is a completely different thing.
WW1 KINGS LIVERPOOL REGIMENT CAP BADGE Nice " Been There " example. Some polishing to high points and with nice age patina and old pink polish residue. Shaped to cap.
WW1 KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS CAP BADGE Uncleaned as it came in. Nice age patina. Die struck. Sharp detail.
WW1 KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PENNANT BADGE Nicely coloured pin back fund raising flag. Bright colours, not faded, great condition.
WW1 KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS SOLDIER CABINET PHOTO Very nice named and 1918 dtd. cabinet photo of a KOSB soldier in his Service Dress. Overseas and Lance Corporal chevrons and brass Wound Stripe so obviously had been in action prior to the photo. V.G.C.
WW1 KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) CONVERTED FROM PAGRI CAP BADGE Period coversion from the slider to lugs. Base of slider still present. Good detail.
WW1 KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) GLENGARRY Good all original KOSB glengarry. Leather trim. Good size for the period, around 56/57. Lovely toned, original to it o/r's cap badge. Original silk ( not cotton ) tails. They should be silk although most of these I see have been retro fitted with later cotton tails which are incorrect. Written in paint to inside " S.M 1917 ". 3 moth holes to right side body otherwise good. Super combat vet.
WW1 KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) GLENGARRY Good untouched Great War glengarries are becoming hard to find and most I see for sale have modern tails added. This is a 100% original. Leather trim. Silk tails, these with some moth holes. Nice clean lining. Red touree. Original to it w/m o/r's cap badge. Very good overall with some small moth nips. Good size 55/56.
WW1 KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) SHOULDER TITLE Single brass title. Slightly curved for the epaulette. Hex lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 LEATHER HOSTER - NAMED - UNIT Nice leather holster . Leather supple. Named to RAMC officer in flap. No stitching faults. V.G.C.
WW1 LINCOLNSHIRE RGT.- BANDMASTERS CAP BADGE Unusual rare badge that belonged to a WW1 period band master Bi metal. Bronze / gilded. North south lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH - MUFTI BADGE Rare badge. Dark age toning. Large size for a lapel badge. Buttonhole fixing. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW1 LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH 9CT GOLD & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BADGE Truly a Thing of Beauty !! 10th Liverpool. Gold and red / blue enamel. Marked 9CT & maker stamped T.L.M to rear. All original no repairs. Rare. V.G.C. Cost you a lot more than this from Sally !!
WW1 LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH OFFICERS GLENGARRY AND BADGE Rare WW1 glengarry to the 10th Liverpool (Scottish). Dark blue body with tri colour dicing. Very large size for WW1 being approx a 58. Leather trim,silk tails. Good waxed interior with a cloth label stitched on with the soldiers name."D.A.CAMPBELL" Officers pin back cap badge which is original to the hat as there are no holes for a lugged badge. Very chunky badge, more detailed than an o/r's and with a silver horse. Stout pin and hook to rear. This is a beautiful example and a very rare item. This obviously pushes the price of the glengarry up so I might consider splitting them if someone makes an offer for one or other.
WW1 LONDON SCOTTISH SILVER & ENAMEL BAR BROOCH Very well hand made brooch. Enamels all without damage. Correct period pin and catch arrangement. Stamped “SILVER” to rear. V.G.C.
WW1 LOTHIAN & BORDERS HORSE CAP BADGE Nice " Been There " example. Toned die struck brass. Old polish to back. North & south lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 LOTHIANS & BORDER HORSE SOLDIERS PAY BOOK & \"A\" SQUADRON ROLL - ATTRIBUTED 2 items belonging to the one soldier comprising his pay book and a very rare unit personnel list with addresses etc. of all unit members who were largely from the Dunbar ,Earlston, Tranent & Haddington area. Our man is named under 4th Troop. Very interesting historically important item which shows clearly where L & B drew their personnel from . V.G.C.
WW1 M16 GERMAN STAHLHELM HELMET - AMAZING CAMO An absolutely stunning" One Look" camo of red and brown and very different from the usual block types. Nice circle pattern. Leather liner band in very good condition. All three liner pads present and with their priginal horsehair cushion pads. Stepped air vents . Stamped to crown " BW 272". This one was forum posted by the previous owner and got a unanimious Yes from over 8 very well informed collectors.
WW1 MERCHISTON CASTLE OTC ( EDINBURGH ) SWAGGER STICK Good example of this rare swagger stick. Nickel silver top with no rubbing but some dents. Light colour shaft. V.G.C.
WW1 OFFICERS SAM BROWNE & CROSS STRAP - ANDERSON Nice " Been There " example . Nicely marked up inside to Anderson & Son - Glasgow and Edinbugh. Leather nice and supple. Good quality as always with Anderson. No date. V.G.C.
WW1 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE - GAUNT Good example. Numbered on back and with J.R.Gaunt details and large R. V.G.C.
WW1 PAIR OF MAJORS CROWNS Well detailed matched pair of Majors crowns. Original red velvet to rear. V.G.C.
WW1 PERTHSHIRE VOLUNTEERS - BLACK WATCH HOME GUARD CAP BADGE Good example of this WW1 Black Watch Home Guard cap badge. Toned w/m. original lugs, one slightly twisted. V.G.C.
WW1 PRESENTATION SILVER PLATED CIGARETTE CASE C/W CONTENTS - SCOTTISH LANARKSHIRE Silver plated cigarette case nicely engraved to the top " Attributed to the parish of Wiston and Roberton near Biggar in Lanarkshire , Scotland. C/w period Capstan cigarettes which were in it when I got this. These kinds of gifts were often given to returning soldiers from the people of their local parish especially if they had won a Gallantry medal. .
WW1 PRINCESS MARY GIFT TIN WITH CONTENTS - CIGARETTES & TOBACCO PACKETS XMAS CARD & PHOTO Nice original. Good tin with no bashes and good hinges. Both tobacco and cigarette packets are original but with no contents. Xmas card , photo and envelope. All original , no repro parts. V.G.C.
WW1 QUEENS OWN HUSSARS OFFICERS BRONZE BADGE & COLLAR SET Beautiful matched set. High quality. All bronze finish remaining. Cap badge with blades. None nicer. Scarce
WW1 R.S.F. (ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS) SHOULDER TITLE & COLLAR PAIRS SET 2 part shoulder titles of titles and flaming bomb. Brass. Hex lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 ROSE GOLD LOCKET - SOLDIER PHOTO/ KITCHENER Beautiful gold locket with picture of WW1 soldier in o/r's uniform with peaked service cap. To the reverse a coloured picture of Kitchener. Soldiers cap badge has Prince of Wales feathers, possibly Glamorganshire Yeomanry but could be something else. Stamped "ROLLED GOLD" on top rim. SIZE 39 mm x 30 mm not including the loop.
WW1 ROYAL ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION LAPEL BADGE - GAUNT Old Comrades Association. Good quality example with no enamel damage. J.R.Gaunt marked to back. Excellent condition.
WW1 ROYAL ENGINEERS - T.R.E. LONDON SHOULDER TITLE Scarce genuine title. Brass. Made as a 2 lug example. Bit of slight verdigris on the front. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL IRISH RIFLES CAP BADGE - MKD. SLIDER Very clean o/r's white metal cap badge. Age toned. Brass slider with "England". V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS BADGE Good 2 piece example. Solder holes to back , used to apply the front piece of the badge during construction. Fakes don't have these. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION RND BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Smaller version. Age toned. Hex lugs Rare V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL NAVY SWEETHEART BROOCH Silver RN sweetheart or bar brooch. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS - BUTTON SWEETHEART Gilded Royal Scots tunic button mounted on a brass pin to make a sweetheart brooch. Button maker mkd. for Anderson of Edinburgh. Possibly made in the field to send home. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS - IN THEATRE MADE CAST BADGE Likely a In Theatre made example from India or Mesepotamia. Lovely age patina. Sand cast. Lugs bent otherwise V.G.C. Scarce
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS BRASS ECONOMY BADGE Brass economy version of the cap badge introduced around 1916. Die struck brass. Good detail. Old polish to back. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS BRASS ECONOMY BADGE WITH RED FELT BACKING From old collection. Rare brass Economy example. Beautifully toned brass with original to it red felt patch. Old polish residue to back. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS BRASS ECONOMY CAP BADGE Fine example. Nicely toned brass. Red felt to centre. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS BRASS ECONOMY CAP BADGE Nice untouched example of this scarce brass version of the o/r's cap badge. Uncleaned with dark age patina and will clean up well if desired. Shaped to Tam O Shanter. Lugs have been deliberately bent up by the soldier. Old pink polish residue to back. One that did'nt sit out the war. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS BRASS ECONOMY CAP BADGE - LONG LUGS Circa 1916. All brass economy version. This one with long lugs so possibly Pipe Band issue for the feather bonnet . Old polish residue to back. Scarce especially with the longer lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS CAP BADGE Good example. O/r's. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS OFFICERS GLENGARRY - RARE Rare Great War top quality, private purchase officers glengarry with it's original to it , officers badge. Full length long silk tails in excellent condition. Silk edged to body. Please do not buy into the myth that all Great War glengarries had leather trim, Private purchase Officers examples tended not to have this. Grey ribbed lining with makers label with , F.W.FLIGHT - Army Tailor .London, Winchester, Aldershot , Woolwich and their respective addresses. This definitely ties it to WW1 as by WW2 and the risk of bombing both sides omitted street names. Also After WW1 the makers label read, " 'FLIGHTS LTD Military Tailors". Red/ green / white diced band, this with some moth nips. Dark blue body is good . Large size for the period, 57. 2 piece officers badge on silk rosette.This original to it. A rare glengarry from the War to End All Wars. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS BADGE Nice brass o/r's example. Noth & south lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS BRASS COLLAR BADGE Nice single bi metal collar. Period converted to pin back. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Great War brass title. Hex lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE - OSD Fine example of an officers flaming bomb collar for wear on the Great War OSD tunic. Cast, 2 piece construction. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS OFFICERS OSD COLLAR PAIR Superb set of officers collars retaining all their bronze finish. 2 piece construction. Perfectly matched pair. Mint
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS PIPERS SHOULDER TITLE Silvered shoulder title for pipers. Rare. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS SILVER/GOLD RIFLE & SWORD SWEETHEART BROOCH - CHESTER 1914 Very rare Chester provincial silver and with silver hallmarks for 1914. Unusual and very striking brooch from the Great War. Silver crossed rifle and sword. This surmounted by rose gold Regimental device with scroll below reading " Royal Scots ". Hallmarks to the rear .
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS SWAGGER STICK Good example. Nickel silver top with raised RS device. Not over polished. Nice bamboo shaft. Brass tip. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS TERRITORIAL CAP BADGE White metal for Territorial units. No rubbing or damage. Die struck. Original red felt for behind the voided centre. V.G.C.
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS UNIFORM DATED 1918- DANDY 9th A rare opportunity to acquire an O/R/\'s uniform to a sergeant in the 9th Royal Scots (The Dandy 9th). This is all one mans items, no additions to complete the uniform or items sold separately. Uniform comprises - 1908 pattern tunic with no moth or damage. 1918 dated paper label with manufacturers details \"Sutherland & Sons -Glasgow\". Brass regimental buttons and shoulder titles. Good size for the great war, 5\'9\" height, 37\" chest. Great coat, again in V.G.C. with paper label (details indistinct). G.S. buttons. Hunting Stewart kilt, evidence of paper label, some moth to inside apron but good overall. Adapted by soldier to incorporate waist belt as WW1 kilts have no buckles. 32\" waist approx. Trews again in regimental tartan. Correct high back, condition grubby but good.Glengarry, exceptional condition with leather trim, silk tails and Sgts bi-metal badge, size 57. Swagger stick with Royal Scots device to top. Dog tags with soldiers name and details. 3 brass shoulder titles. Metal soap dish. Army bible found in the great coat pocket with paper markers to some sections and soldiers name applied to inside. Rare to find a near complete uniform to one man especially in this size and condition. Definately 9th Btn as they were the only kilted battalion in the Royal Scots
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS VOLUNTEER BTN. HELMET PLATE Either for the Home Service helmet or possibly cross belt/ baldrick. Kings Crown. Polished nickel silver. 2 stout U shaped fixings to back. Round bolt on plate. Volunteer w/m badge to centre with red leather behind. Well detailed. Scarce
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS VOLUNTEER BTN.CAP BADGE - GREEN FELT BACKING Scarce , original green felt as opposed to the usual red. Different opinions on what Battalion used green. 2nd seems to be the consensus. Nice white metal , die struck example with some polishing to the St. Andrew.
WW1 SAM BROWNE LEATHER PISTOL HOLSTER 1918 DATED Really nice example of an officers pistol holster for wear on the Sam Browne belt. High quality with good condition leather and with no stitching faults. Nicely impressed with makers details " Heath Machin & Co, Walsall - 1918 " V.G.C.
WW1 SAM BROWNE PISTOL HOLSTER This came with other items from the estate of a Cpt. Caldwell of the Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs. Faint initials inside. Some service wear . Good "Been There" original.
WW1 SCOTS GREYS CAP BADGE Nice example. Bi metal. Slider. Nice age toning. V.G.C.
WW1 SCOTS GREYS CAP BADGE I've left this exactly as it came in. Nice age toning, bit of verdigris. Will clean up nicely if desired. 2 lugs.
WW1 SCOTS GUARDS OFFICERS BADGE Good unmarked silver example. Gilded centre with green enamel behind. Very well detailed. Long lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 SCOTS GUARDS OFFICERS CAP BADGE Lovely badge in die struck silver. Silver lugs. Uncleaned with dark age patina. Green enamel behind. V.G.C.
WW1 SCOTS GUARDS OFFICERS SILVER BADGE - T & CO. Nice "Been There" officers unmarked silver cap badge. Quality example with removable centre. Green enamel good. Polishing to brass centre. Silver lugs. Untouched.
WW1 SCOTS GUARDS TRENCH ART MATCH BOX HOLDER Very nice brass matchbox holder. Set with Scots Guards cap badge. V.G.C.
WW1 SCOTTISH - O/R\'S HIGHLAND CUT AWAY - KHAKI TUNIC - LARGE - RARE Extremely rare Great War Scottish type o/r's tunic. I don't think this one could be bettered. Beautiful condition . Highland cut away front for wear with the kilt. Made by Moore and Taggart of Glasgow. Very good size for WW1 being approx. 38/40 chest. Khaki lining cloth as found on these tunics. Argylls brass buttons although there was a set of GS buttons in the pocket when it came to me so likely left the factory with them before the soldier applied his Regimental buttons.. Evidence of having had shoulder titles. One very small hole otherwise as nice as they come with no moth. Tunics like this are extremely difficult to find and this I got from a house in Oban. Tunic only. The following is an excerpt from an article on Great War tunics from the GWF. Late war tunics and Canadian tunics did have khaki liners and late war ones also had stitched labels. When troops returned home their old war worn uniforms (which only survived about 1 month of front line wear) were taken off and destroyed, new ones were issued so the troops looked good when they disembarked in Folkestone, Dover etc. For these reasons most surviving genuine WW1 O.R. uniforms will be late war productions and could therefore have tan liners and stitched labels. Indeed I would be far more wary if I saw a tunic with white liner and remains of a paper label. The misunderstanding that all WW1 liners were white with paper labels is quite common. WW1 seems to have been the swan song for Moore Taggart & Co as military outfitters and they featured strongly in the kitting out of Canadian units over the period 1913-14. V.G.C.
WW1 SCOTTISH HORSE BRASS TUNIC BUTTONS X 4 Good selection of these scarce buttons. 3 large tunic front size and one small for pocket and epaulette. 2 by Clymont/ Dewar Glasgow, one Anderson , Edinburgh and one Gaunt. V.G.C.
WW1 SCOTTISH KILT APRON Full wrap around type with pleats at the back. Horn button on front pocket. Medium size. All original ties present. Two stamps to inside 21930 and 21127. These are usually soldiers numbers so it's possible it's been issued twice.5 digit numbers were in use early in the Great War. W.D. arrow with 99 or 22 below ( indistinct ), Good condition if a bit grubby. Stitching at the top of the pocket on each side a/f like it's been caught on something during it's working life. This one has a good " Been There " look to it. Rare
WW1 SEAFORTH BRASS CAST SPORRAN BADGE Very good example. Very well detailed. No rubbing or damage. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS 1916 LONDON SILVER/ SHELL SWEETHEART BROOCH Very well crafted silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart badge. Hand cut and silver inlayed Regimental device and motto. These were jeweller done by hand so they vary in quality and detail.This one is a fine example. Silver hallmarks to the back for 1916. Original pin and hook. V.G.C.
WW1 SEAFORTH HLDRS BRASS ECONOMY CAP BADGE Very good example. Die struck brass. 2 lugs.Nicely toned with good detail. Rare. V.G.C.
WW1 SEAFORTH HLDRS. CAP BADGE - 3 LUGS Good condition with nice age toning. 3 lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 SEAFORTH HLDRS. CAP BADGE - 3 LUGS Nice o/r's example.3 lugs. Bottom lug pinched otherwise V.G.C.
WW1 SEAFORTH HLDRS. GLENGARRY Cracker this one. Tri colour dicing. Good size 57 approx. Supple leather band. Original silk tails. Clean waxed cotton interior. Set set by a beautifully personalised cap badge where the soldier has bent out the points on the antlers and shaped giving it a really good look. This on it's original Regimental tartan patch which he would normally have worn on his Tam O Shanter although often soldiers transferred the badge/patch between the 2 hats. No moth or damage.
WW1 SEAFORTH HLDRS. GLENGARRY Good moth free example. Correct 3 colour dicing. Leather trim in good order. Large soldier customised 2 tier rosette which is very striking. Tails good with slight fraying on one where it is stitched to the cap.Period 3 lug original badge. Possibly had a 5th Seaforth round badge at some point as there are an extra 2 holes, possibly he's changed battalion however this badge is the one that has been on for most of it's working life and in the Great War there were all sorts of anomalies with the 5th wearing regular badges, 5th badges, 3 colour dice, Argylls red/ white dicing. I have a period photo showing this. Size approx. 55/56. Clean black waxed cotton interior. Very nice condition original.
WW1 SEAFORTH HLDRS. TERRITORIAL ELEPHANT COLLAR BADGE White metal for Territorials collar badge. Very well detailed. Brooched back. As per the brass type but in W/M. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW1 SHOULDER EPILATE PAIR Red/ black ? Kings crown buttons.
WW1 SILVER CAMERONIANS SWEETHEART BROOCH Larger size, 3.5 by 1.5 centimetres. Correct overlong pin for the period. Tablet with "Sterling Silver" to back. Really nice looking substantial brooch. With dark age patina. Will clean up really nice if desired. V.G.C.
WW1 SOUTH AFRICAN DEFENCE FORCE CAP BADGE WW1 Gilded example with correct motto for the Great War Left facing Springbok. Motto in English and Afrikaans. One lug slightly bent, otherwise, V.G.C.
WW1 ST. JOHNS AMBULANCE WAR SERVICE MEDAL - CHESHIRE Oval gilded medal with eyelet and scroll suspension bar, this inscribed ‘CHESHIRE’. Original pin to the reverse; The medal face with a red enamel background with a white enamel Maltese cross, a lion between the arms upper left and lower right, a unicorn between the arms lower left and upper right, a gilt-edged white enamel circle below bearing a red enamel Geneva cross, all within a black-edged gilt border inscribed ‘ST JOHN • AMBULANCE • WAR • SERVICE . The reverse with issue number ‘5319 A’. Height , 44.23mm (1.74 inches). This medal was issued by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England and its format reflects the Joint War Committee established with the British Red Cross Society after the outbreak of World War I in 1914 to organise the efficient use of their joint resources to assist the wounded, displaced, destitute and prisoners of war and to help trace those missing in action
WW1 STAHLHELM CAMO HELMET - RARE MAKER- NAMED Rare Bell L64 marked helmet.City of manufacture unknown.Batch no. stamped to crown. Good bright classic geometric camo of yellow/red/green. Gothic script to the rear apron, this being one of the nicest I've had with soldiers name , rank and unit. No liner but a beautiful piece nonetheless.
WW1 T 7 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Good original and definitely not one of the countless fakes swamping the market place, especially evilbay ! 3 lugs. 7th ASH were based at Stirling. V.G.C.
WW1 T 7 ROYAL SCOTS SHOULDER TITLE Very nice correct 3 lug example in brass. Nicely toned. V.G.C. The 7th will be remembered as the Battalion involved in the Gretna train disaster where over 200 soldiers were killed. They went on to fight at Gallipoli. 7th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) was a unit of the Territorial Force with its HQ at Dalmeny Street, Leith
WW1 T 7 ROYAL SCOTS SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Matched pair. 3 lugs to the reverse. 7th Btn. fought at Gallipoli and were also the one in the Gretna train crash. Hex lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 T. RAMC LOWLAND BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Nice real title. 3 lugs. Not dodgy evilbay one ! Toned brass. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW1 T. RE. EDINBURGH BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Nice scarce title. 3 Hex lugs. Real deal not a faker from the Bay ! No rubbing nor damage. Scarce V.G.C.
WW1 T4 CAMERON TERRITORIAL SHOULDER TITLE Nice Territorial title . Scarce white metal example worn earlier on before going to mass produced brass. V.G.C.
WW1 T5 A&SH ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. ) BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Genuine example, I say this as there are many fakes now in the market place. 3 lugs. Brass. Nice toning. Scarce V.G.C.
WW1 T8 ROYAL SCOTS VOLUNTEERS BTN. WHITE METAL SHOULDER TITLE Good " Been There " white metal Territorial shoulder title. 2 lugs bent , otherwise good. Scarce
WW1 TAM O SHANTER Good o/r's example in the classic Great War big top style.. Large size for the period, approx 58. Condition is very good with only one small moth hole underneath the top section near the brim and not seen when worn. A couple of small field repairs near the back where it's been snagged on something. Correct double stitched lining. Correct double eyelets for the great war. Evidence of badge which in my opinion has been 3 or 4 piece Seaforths ? With original touree. Now near impossible to find one of these for sale especially in this condition and size. V.G.C.
WW1 TERRITORIAL IMPERIAL SERVICE BADGE Very clean example of this award badge. Stout pin and hook. As found. The Territorial Force Imperial Service Badge was a short lived decoration of the United Kingdom awarded to those members of the Territorial Force (TF) who were prepared to serve outside the United Kingdom in defence of the Empire. The conditions of enlistment for the TF laid down at their creation in 1908 did not allow for soldiers to be sent for service overseas against their will, as the TF was intended for home defence. However, any man could volunteer for the Imperial Service Section and serve abroad in times of war, which entitled him to wear this badge
WW1 THE ROYAL SCOTS SHOULDER BELT PLATE
WW1 TRENCH ART BAR BROOCH - GOLD BAR Rolled gold bar brooch with 2 General Service cap buttons applied to the front. Soldier art. V.G.C.
WW1 ULSTER VOLUNTEER FORCE ( UVF) CAP This originally from a house in Ayrshire ( name of serviceman to buyer ). Khaki cap in a floppy style, these were made in Ireland before the UVF embarked for England to enlist. No moth or damage and in a good size for the period being approx. 56. Thin leather strap with leather football buttons. Orange liner with sweat staining to the crown. Badge has a piece of rubber behind it it to keep it tight. Don't know if it is a Sharmann marked one as I've never taken the badge off and have no intention of doing so. " Dixie " cap badge with old polish residue and slight verdigris. Green leather under the peak. Sides stiffened with the same woven hessian found on Great War glengarries. 100% One Look original . V.G.C.
WW1 WEST RIDING OFFICERS BRONZE OSD COLLAR - GAUNT Good example. 3 lugs. Bronze for OSD. Gaunt brass tablet.Measures approx. Height - 37mm, Width - 54mm. Rare with Gaunt tablet. V.G.C.
WW1 WHITE METAL TERRITORIAL SHOULDER TITLES - PAIR Rare white metal titles for Territorials.Very slightly mismatched but were worn as a pair by the soldier and came in many years ago with other items direct from the family home. Loop type lugs. V.G.C.
WW1 WOMENS VOLUNTEER RESERVE CAP BADGE Very nice correct pin back example of this scarce badge. J.R.Gaunt London tablet to the rear. Bronze finish with old polish residue to back.Original over long type pin. The Women’s Volunteer Reserve, (WVR) formed following the bombardment of the East Coast in December 1914, was the most prominent of the voluntary military organisations for women. The declared aims of the WVR were two-fold: to ‘free more men for the firing line’ and to ‘organise more succour for the helpless ones in the community’.The work and training undertaken by the WVR included running canteens for soldiers, transporting the wounded, camp cooking, first aid, and motoring. More contentiously, its members wore a khaki uniform. The Honourable Evelina Haverfield founded the organisation. The Women's Volunteer Reserve was sponsored by the Marchioness of Londonderry, the Marchioness of Titchfield and the Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery. These first voluntary unpaid unofficial Women's Services were all founded and controlled by influential Ladies. The WVR was open to critiscism in that it recruited mainly from the affluent classes. The women paid for their own uniform which was khaki.The style adopted by these women was to influence the design of future Womens Service uniforms.
WW1 WOMENS VOLUNTEER RESERVE OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE - GAUNT Rare badge for the WVR . Bronze officers pin back. Gaunt tablet to rear. Retaining almost all it's officers bronze finish. Sharp detail as you expect from Gaunt. The Women’s Volunteer Reserve emerged from one of the suffragette movements, the Women’s Social and Political Union. It was founded as The Women’s Emergency Corps in 1914 by Evelina Haverfield and Decima Moore to contribute to the war effort. The Corps later evolved into the Women’s Volunteer Reserve. The WVR was mainly involved in domestic fund-raising activities, and was primarily made up of middle-class women, due to the fact that they had to pay for their own uniform.
WW1, 9TH BTN. GORDON HLDRS. UNIFORM & MEDALS - MM WINNER, M.I.D. An incredible group of items fresh to the market and bought direct from the family in the 1960's and has been in the collection of a top Scottish collector since then. Group comprises, WW1 leather trim glengarry with it's original badge. Tails cut off as per usual with front line soldiers. 1902 Pattern tunic with the soldiers number and a further " Gor "( Gordons), these both paint stencilled to the inside. Fitted with GS buttons, brass " GORDON" shoulder titles with hex lugs and Pioneer collar badges.The 9th Btn. to which this man belonged were the Pioneer Btn.. Regimental kilt, this also with the same details as the tunic stamped to the inside. Pre war Regimental hair sporran in good order and with brass cantle and sporran badge. Military Medal and Trio, the Victory with a Mentioned in Dispatches oak leaf. These all contained in a period oak frame. His mentioned in Dispatches document, this also in an oak frame. Absolutely stunning collection of items to one man. All in excellent condition. Very Rare
WW1/1920'S BLACK WATCH OFFICERS HELMET WITH HACKLE I'd only ever seen these in photographs so to actually turn one up and c/w it's original hackle came as a big surprise, even the Black Watch museum do not one of these. Private purchase Hawkes helmet with purpose built metal loop to accommodate this type of unique to it hackle. Hackle seems to be on a sprung wire that slots into the loop. Shell retains almost all it's drab finish and the officer type liner is excellent. Not for sale at the moment but I thought helmet and Black Watch collectors might like to see it.
WW1/WW2 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS COLLAR DOG PAIR Nice WW2 matched collar dog set. From D Day vets estate, ( name to buyer ). V.G.C.
WW1/WW2 BLACK WATCH CAP BADGE Pre 1936 cap badge with scrolls. W/m. Nice strike. V.G.C.
WW1/WW2 BLACK WATCH CAP/GLENGARRY BADGE Lovely " Shaped to Cap " example which has been curved for wear on the Tam O Shanter. W/m. Nice toning. Good sharp strike. V.G.C.
WW2 - GEORGE VI - IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL NAMED & BOXED Nice clean example to Herbert John Brown. In card box of issue. No knocks or damage and uncleaned with dark age patina. Will clean up nicely if desired. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH COMMANDOS - COMBINED OPERATIONS PATCH PAIR - ATTRIBUTED Good WW2 Combined Operations sleeve badges , facing pair. Uniform removed and match exactly . I have the name of the Serviceman which will be given to the buyer. Good " Been There " condition and matching pairs are rare. The Combined Operations badge depicts an eagle, Thompson submachine gun and an anchor, reflecting the three service arms; the RAF, Army and Royal Navy. Red thread embroidered on a dark navy blue backing. V.G.C.
WW2 - L.A.R.P. ( CIVIL DEFENCE ) ENAMEL LAPEL BADGE W2 Local Air Raid Precautions LARP ( Local Air Raid Precautions ) Civil Defence Instructors badge. Nickel silver plated. Nicely detailed Crown over title,this inlaid with red enamel. 'Instructor' title bar across voided centre. Original pin & hook. No enamel damage. H.W.M. LTD ( H.W.Miller ) marked to rear. V.G.C.
WW2 - 1942 DTD. BRITISH BATTLE DRESS JACKET - EX ARGYLLS Good wartime example acquired direct from the vets family. Grandad was Argylls in WW2 and it's his B.D. ( name to buyer ). Approx 38 chest. Lined. No moth. Nice clear paint markings " SDW - 6/42 - AV , P - W.D.293 ". Label present but faded, still readable with maker " Holloway Bros. Stroud ". Evidence of sleeve insignia. Couple of small snags like it's been caught on barbed wire . Early B.D's like this are now hard to come by. V.G.C.
WW2 - 1944 PTN. BRITISH JUNGLE ISSUE BINO CASE - 1945 DTD. Mint condition and clearly maker mkd. and dtd.for 1945. W.D.arrows. '44 Pattern used mainly in the Far East.
WW2 - 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION - PAIR OF MATCHED FORMATION SIGNS Very good , " Removed from Uniform " matched pair of Formation Signs. Embroidered. Slightly dirty from use. Did not sit out the war. V.G.C.
WW2 - 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION EMBROIDERED COCKEREL SLEEVE BADGE Good embroidered example. From a Korean War Argyll . V.G.C.
WW2 - 5TH GURHKAS CAP BADGE Very nice chromed sand cast example. Very well detailed and with no polishing. Kings Crown over a 5 and crossed kukri's. V.G.C.
WW2 - AMC (AIR MINISTRY CONSTABULARY) CAP BADGE Scarce cap badge to the Air Ministry Constabulary who among other duties were charged with guarding airfields and other RAF establishments during WW2. Mint condition. Chromed. Good detail. Nicely fretted centre. No rubbing or polishing.
WW2 - BLACK WATCH OFFICERS TOMMY HELMET - PAINTED RED HACKLE Super rare helmet. Professionally painted red hackle for an officer. From the family home in Montrose over 20 years ago and has been kept by me since. Fine artwork with well detailed hackle.Not a helmet that sat out the war but still in good condition. Maker stamped and dtd. 1940. Soldiers initials to inside. Not cheap but find another !! V.G.C.
WW2 - BLACK WATCH STAFF CAR BADGE/MASCOT Rare piece. Pre '36 style badge with scrolls mounted on a green painted shield. Mudguard/radiator fixings to back. V.G.C.
WW2 - BRITISH 6TH ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGNS - MATCHING PAIR As nice as they come , mint condition from the estate of a North African campaign vet. White embroidered mailed fist on black background. Look unworn but were in a tin of insignia from various units this soldier served with. Not expensive insignia and plenty around but not " Minty " like these.
WW2 - BRITISH AIRBORNE QUALIFICATION JUMP WINGS Good period example. V.G.C.
WW2 - BRITISH ARMY KHAKI GREEN PUTTEES - PAIR Good genuine pair of WW2 vintage short puttees. Stamped.
WW2 - BRITISH ARMY OVERSEAS SERVICE STRIPES Printed . Look unworn. 2 stripes. Mint
WW2 - BUNDLES FOR BRITAIN ORGANISERS BADGE Beautiful quality piece . This is a organisers badge for " Bundles For Britain " American war aid for the UK. Nicely marked up to rear. Painted red/white and blue with a couple of paint chips otherwise V.G.C.
WW2 - CALGARY HIGHLANDERS ( ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND ) BRONZE COLLAR Bronze collar retaining all it's finish. Introduced 1925 . Affiliated with the Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs. V.G.C.
WW2 - CALGARY HIGHLANDERS (ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND) EMBROIDERED SHOULDER TITLE Original WW2 shoulder flash of the Calgary Highlanders of Canada – 2nd Canadian infantry Division. Affiliated with the Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs. This is an early wartime British production embroidered shoulder title and harder to find than the printed version.. Has the darker blue background not found on post war examples. V.G.C.
WW2 - CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) BATTLEDRESS TARTAN SLEEVE PATCH Scarce. Removed from uniform. Grubby and did'nt sit out the war. Good battleworn condition.
WW2 - CANADA CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Nice matched pair of embroidered cloth shoulder titles. No moth or damage. Unissued condition.
WW2 - EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY O.T.C. CAP BADGE Good example of the large size ( 7cm ) cap badge with scrolls. Nicely toned white metal with no rubbing or damage. 2 lugs to rear. V.G.C.
WW2 - GERMAN 3RD REICH EARLY 1933 BRESLAU WORKERS FRONT DAY BADGE Nice die struck brass tinny. No loss of finish. Detail in relief. Original vetical stick pin fitting to back. V.G.C. Approximately 50 mm X 25 mm.
WW2 - GERMAN ARMY SINGLE DECAL M42 HELMET Total One Look original combat helmet which ticks all the boxes. Size 64 ET ( CKL) made helmet with lot no. 3121. Ice book confirms this as being of Feb/Aug 1943 manufacture and prior to the decal drop. Configures recorded as, rough grey/green finish with ET decal. Liner components were zinc band with either sheepskin or pig skin leather and with a dome stamp. This has all this and the liner is in thick pig skin. There are 2 small black areas of staining which I believe to be blood in the liner . One at the back and another at the side which has rotted through a small area of the leather which is characteristic of blood, Decal is good. Owners name " Hans " painted in Gothic script to the rear of the apron. Liner has the correct blue ink stamp , ( size ) 57. Original full length chin strap with steel buckle. This a bit frail but original the helmet. Pins are tight and have never been removed. Good " Been There " helmet. V.G.C.
WW2 - GORDON HIGHLANDERS CUFF LINKS Rare item. Yellow enamel face with pre 1952 Kings Crown and Gordons device. Uncleaned and I suspect these are silver as they have toned black as only silver does. From ex WW2 Gordon Hldrs. family along with his Regimental tie and sporran. Slight rubbing to one face otherwise V.G.C.
WW2 - ITALIAN FASCIST CAP INSIGNIA - F G C Nice removed from uniform bullion insignia to an officer in the F.G.C. ( Genoa ). Came with some items of insignia. Good " Been There " condition.
WW2 - ITALIAN FASCIST YOUTH MOVEMENT OFFICERS - FGC - BULLION INSIGNIA 2 matching pieces of bullion insignia. Uniform removed . Facist axe and within the centre the initials " F G C ". Some light service wear. Scarce v.g.c.
WW2 - KINGS OWN CAP BADGE Good "Been There" example. Toned. The soldier had period added a ring to the bottom of the slider, reason unknown but a nice interesting variation. Some polishing to high points. See my sales for more items to the same man. V.G.C.
WW2 - LOTHIAN & BORDERS HORSE BRASS CAP BADGE - SLIDER Nice die struck example. Old polish residue. No rubbing or damage. Slider fitting to rear. V.G.C.
WW2 - MINISTRY OF PENSIONS - KINGS BADGE - BOXED Instituted in November 1941. The badge was issued to all those invalided out of the services through pensionable war injury. Made of nickrl silver and in it's issue card box. V.G.C.
WW2 - PRINTED GURKHA SHOULDER PATCH Nice printed example. Scarce brown background with white crossed Kukris. Removed from uniform. V.G.C.
WW2 - RAF W. CLINK BRITISH ID TAGS Pair of dog tags. Both round. AM mkd. for Air Ministry. Church of Scotland. V.G.C.
WW2 - RED CROSS HAT BADGE British Red Cross Society hat badge . A good circa 1940's other ranks hat badge, red cross shield within a gilt circular title "British Red Cross Society" above tri-part Latin scroll "Inter Arma Caritas" (In War, Charity). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, perfect enamel, an excellent example. Height 35mm.
WW2 - SCOTTISH CADETS LAPEL BADGE Rare piece, Scottish cadets lapel badge in die struck w/m . Brass button hole fixing. Uncleaned with nice age patina. V.G.C.
WW2 - SWEDISH M21 STEEL HELMET As nice as they come. has it all, metal badge to the front and double decals. Retains almost all it's original drab paint finish. Liner system is identical to a German M18 . Metal liner band 3 stout leather pads all with their cushion pads.All tongue ends intact. Original leather draw string. One liner pad marked with Scandic crown. Good size 56/57. Good chin strap. If you wanted one of these, this is the one. V.G.C.
WW2 - THE UNIVERSAL - MONEY BELT Nice condition money belt as used by allied forces. Stable belt style with web wool belt and brown leather parts. Mkd. "The Universal".
WW2 - US AIRFORCE CAP BADGE Worn on the O/R'S peaked Service cap. This type of cap badge was introduced in late 1937. Eagle device on a domed gilded disk. Two rear screw discs present. WW2 original from a wartime schoolboys badge collection. V.G.C.
WW2 - WOMENS VOLUNTARY SERVICE ( WVS ) BRONZE MEMBERS BADGE- NUMBERED - GAUNT Nice pin back members badge . Gaunt mkd. to back and also numbered. Kings Crown. Nice age patina. V.G.C.
WW2 ( WW1 ? ) KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) GLENGARRY Good scarce Glengarry most likely inter war produced as it has the low profile as per Great War examples but without the leather trim often found with WW1 and before. That said I have had early examples without the leather trim, produced later in the war or used by officers. Some service wear. Large size 57/58. Nice look and c/w it's original to it wartime badge. Cotton tails good.
WW2 / INTER WAR - GENERAL STAFF SENIOR OFFICERS CAP - BRIGADIER Nice General staff officers peaked cap straight from the family home . Inter war circa 1920's. Correct shape for the period. Soft moleskin material. Red band with bullion badge of lion over a Kings Crown. Brown Morocco leather sweatband.Oil cloth crown with indistinct makers label. Green leather to underside of peak. couple of moth nips to piping otherwise a very nice example . Approx size 55. GS bronze strap buttons. Came with no chin strap and appears to have been worn that way. V.G.C.
WW2 / INTER WAR. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS - SENIOR OFFICERS CAP Nice early cap straight from the family home and in the WW1 / Inter War style. Dark blue melton body. 3 moth nips to top and one to red piping , ( see pics ). Shellac finish to leather peak with broad bullion wire rank bar, this with some green paint splatter. Green leather underside to peak. Beautiful officers pre 1946 wartime badge set with red and blue enamel which unusually, has no damage. This is likely a Gaunt example but I am not taking it off to find out for certain. The badge on it's own is £45 plus so effectively you're getting the cap for £20 !!! I know, I must be mad ! Gilded kings Crown GR strap buttons. Came with no chin strap. Quilted crown with good sweatband , this embossed with " Real Russia Finish ". Approx size 55. Rare cap. V.G.C. overall
WW2 1945 DTD. BRITISH TURTLE HELMET Both liner and helmet shell are 1945 dated. Black period overpaint to the outside. Inside retains the flat brown paint it was issued with. Liner good. Chin strap has lost some of it's elasticity. Most were not dated so this is a boon to any collection. V.G.C.
WW2 1ST SEAFORTH HLDRS. FAR EAST GROUPING - RARE A rare find being a "As Found" group of items to a Seaforth Hldrs soldier who served with both the 5th and 1st battalions. Comprises rare shoulder title combinations of 1st Seaforth embroidered titles with S.E.A.C. (South East Asia Command 1943-46) titles below. Also matching pair of Lance Corporal chevrons. Also his glengarry with Regular Btn. cap badge as well as a 5th Btn. cap badge with the Sutherland wild cat and also a pair of 5th Btn. collar dogs. What is nice is as well as the impression of it's current badge on the rosette you can also see a circular impression of where the 5th Btn. badge was and there's holes where this badge has fitted exactly ! Glengarry is a size 56 approx. The titles are exceedingly rare and nicely period applied to the khaki cloth to form the combinations.
WW2 23RD ARMOURED BRIGADE FORMATION SIGNS MATCHING PAIR Removed from uniform set from a former Recce Corps officers estate. Facing pair, In theatre made in Italy. Padded.Embroidered on wool backing. Black Liver bird with an olive branch in it's beak set on a white background. Associated with Liverpool. Took part in the Battle of El Alamein and saw service in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy as well as taking part in the Anzio landings. In theatre examples and rare and this is a good " Been There " set. V.G.C.
WW2 3RD REICH SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL A very good early example of the Social Welfare Medal. Usually the finish has gone because of the zinc used in producing but this one is excellent. Complete with its red and white original ribbon. Uncleaned , as found.No rubbing or damage.
WW2 51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION FLAG Very rare flag to the famous 51st Highland Division, possibly for HQ. Great display size ,approx. 32 by 18 inches. Double sided. Colours bright. Couple of small holes (not moth) and a small area of rust staining, otherwise very good. Original ties present. " Been There " example likely from North Africa.
WW2 7TH HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Embroidered matched pair in near mint condition. From Scottish vets estate. Nice to get a pair . Scarce. V.G.C.
WW2 7th/9th ROYAL SCOTS COMPLETE UNIFORM AND MORE - ATTRIBUTED Amazing find straight from the family. Comprising, 1945 dtd. tunic c/w Sgt stripes, "R.S." embroidered shoulder boards, South East Asia Command shoulder titles and formation signs. His WW2 insignia combinations of embroidered "MOUNTAIN" and Saltire, tartan flash and brigade stripes also present. Battledress trousers in a large size. Tam O Shanter with original tartan patch and badge, this in very nice battle worn condition. WW2 glengarry with cap badge, His wartime medals mounted for wear these c/w with their original box named to him , also, 3 post war awarded medals for service in N.W. Europe,.Printed ROYAL SCOTS WW2 titles. 1940 dtd. map case with wartime maps of S.E.Asia and named to him. Kit bag with his name and still with it's original lock. There is also a large album with newspaper clippings from the period. Among the many clippings are photographs of the soldier wearing this very uniform with the 52nd Mountain combination clearly shown on the sleeve. There is also a large photo of him as an old man wearing the uniform at a Regimental Reunion. It is very rare these days to find such a complete group to one man . All items without moth or damage. Name of soldier to buyer.
WW2 AFRIKA KORPS MEDAL Nice example of the Italian Made DAK Afrika Medal. Given to the German forces and their Italian counterparts. The medal was issued in both bronze and zinc. This is an earlier bronze example and has it's original silk ribbon although not in great condition. The award was banned for medal wear after 1944. A scarce award to find nowadays. MM winner bring back bought from his son a few years ago and being offered for sale for the first time. Vets name to buyer.
WW2 AMERICAN EX SERVICEMAN'S GARRISON CAP Good officers example with nicely embroidered Maltese Cross to left side. Size approx 56. One bit on moth near left front.
WW2 ANTI AIRCRAFT COMMAND FORMATION SIGN. Good uniform removed example. Printed . From a wartime school boys collection of badges. Grubby " Been There " condition with remains of thread where it was stitched to uniform. V.G.C.
WW2 ANTI GAS BABY PROTECTION HELMET C/W BOX & INSTRUCTION OK, we've all seen these baby helmet / gas masks for sale but this is the 1st time I've had one with the original issue box and instruction booklet. Helmet is near mint and nicely marked and dated on all components. The card box is tatty but again marked up and the booklet is good. All from a friends parents house in Liverpool and this and other items from the family home all fresh to the market. Rare.
WW2 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BURMA ( DEATH ) RAILWAY K.I.A. PRISONER OF THE WAR MEDAL SET & MORE Collection of medals and ephemera to 2982090, 2nd Btn, A & S.H. William Fraser who was captured at the Fall of Singapore and subsequently worked on the Burma Railway before being shipped to Formosa to work in the copper mines at Kinkiseki. He was then put aboard a Hell Ship bound for Japan which was sunk by an American submarine in 1944. Recorded as Lost at Sea his body was later found and some personal effects were returned to the family inc. the Japanese rubber boots prisoners were kitted out with and some small knives. Medals in box of issue , named to the N.O.K. and with named condolence slip. Rare to get a Death Railway group.
WW2 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS CANADA SHOULDER PATCH Scarce embroidered shoulder title. Rough linen backing. No moth. V.G.C.
WW2 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PLASTIC ECONOMY BADGE Good example of this scarce WW2 plastic economy issue cap badge. No distortion or flaking . Blades good. V.G.C.
WW2 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE Nice example with no distortion or flaking. No discolouration. Blades good. Tip still present. As nice as they come. V.G.C.
WW2 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS TAM O SHANTER TARTAN PATCH This is one of two that came in with a WW2 vets items so is of the period. Officer saw action in the Far East and at the end of the war Germany. Patch is unissued condition.Cut to size for the Tam O Shanter. Mint
WW2 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS 1938 GLASGOW SILVER H/M PAGRI BADGE Beautiful and rare. For wear on sun helmet or slouch hat. Glasgow silver hallmarks for 1938 . Maker details look like " P.H. " which would be Peter Henderson. Correct pin and hook for the period. V.G.C.
WW2 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS GLENGARRY - ATTRIBUTED This one came in the pocket of Cluny Mc Phersons tunic so I think I can safely assume it was his ! Beautiful example and c/w a non mkd. silver officers cap badge with nice fully fretted centre. I took this off off the glengarry to check for hallmarks and I reckon this is the first time it's been off since the war. Clear impression on the rosette of that badge always having been there. W.D. stamps and " Q" ( 1940 ). You may think the letter is O , if so that makes it 1942 so still makes it a good date. Great condition and good size 56/57.
WW2 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. OFFICERS S.D. TUNIC - M.I.D. - ATTRIBUTED Fantastic officers tunic from my own collection. Anderson of Edinburgh made tunic with the officers name and 1936 date. All original and never tampered with and came straight from the family to me over 20 years ago. Full complement of brass buttons, no replacements. Officers S.D. collar badges. Ribbon bar comprising, 39/45, Italy, and Africa campaign stars, the latter with 1st Army " 1 ". Also War and Defence medals , the latter with Mentioned in Dispatches oak leaf. This officer ended up a Captain and there is the impression of cloth pips ( not metal) to epaulettes. I have his service history which is included in the sale. ( J.M. Agnew, 6th Btn. later, 93rd Anti Tank Rgt. R.A.. Medium size, no moth or damage, lovely attributed tunic the type of which rarely turn up now.
WW2 ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HLDRS. TAM O SHANTER BONNET Lovely condition with no moth or damage. Real sleeper which came in with the trousers and tunic straight from the family. C/w it's original white metal cap badge. Some light sweat staining to brow area otherwise near mint. Undated but the rest of the uniform is dtd. 1943. Has the correct single stitch quilting for WW2. Small size, approx. 54
WW2 ARMY DISPATCH RIDERS BREECHES - 1942 DTD. Lovely condition issue breeches. W.D. arrow and date letter " O" for 1942. No moth or damage. All buttons and fixings original and good. Leather padding good. 29 inch waist approx. Length down outside seam 37 and a half inches. Inside leg , 26 and a quarter inside leg. As nice as they come.
WW2 ARMY RESERVE ECONOMY PLASTIC BADGE - STANLEY WALSALL Nice WW2 plastic economy example. Maker mkd. for stanley of Walsall. Good blades. V.G.C.
WW2 ARTILLERY CHROMED CAP BADGE - MOVING WHEEL Lovely officers WW2 chromed cap badge. Nicely shaped for wear on the visor cap. Moving wheel. Rare. V.G.C.
WW2 ATS CAP BADGE Good example. Slider. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW2 AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Nice example in the slightly reddish tone often found with these badges. Good detail, die struck. Slider. Old polish residue. V.G.C.
WW2 BLACK WATCH - ECONOMY PLASTIC GLENGARRY/CAP BADGE The rarest of the WW2 plastic economy badges. This one in mint condition. No distortion or flaking. Brass blades good. No maker mark. As nice as they come !
WW2 BLACK WATCH BW SHOULDER SLIDE Rare slip on shoulder slide. Khaki wool with cotton backing and slide. No moth or damage. A 2nd matching one from the same estate along with other related items are in my other sales. Name of soldier to buyer. V.G.C.
WW2 BLACK WATCH COMBINATION WITH PHOTO & DOG TAG Good original attributed lot to a Black Watch soldier with the 51st Highland Division in WW2. Sleeve combination comprising printed " HD ", 3 red Brigade Stripes, Black Watch tartan patch in shape of the cap badge. Uniform removed. C/w superb tinted period photo of the soldier in uniform with the insignia on his Battledress. His fibre dog tags. Name and details of soldier to buyer. More items of his are in my other sales. One Look original grouping. Rare. V.G.C.
WW2 BLACK WATCH HIGHLAND DIVISION BATTLEDRESS SLEEVE COMBINATION Battledress sleeve combination to the a Black Watch soldier with the 51st Highland Division. Removed from uniform example. Now rare. Attributed and soldiers name will be supplied to buyer. Printed HD patch with 3 red Brigade stripes and tartan patch in the shape of the Black Watch cap badge. Slight service wear. 100% original. V.G.C. See my other sales for more items from the same estate.
WW2 BLACK WATCH HIGHLAND DIVISION DESERT PATCH Rare combination to the Black Watch. Some spotting to the cloth but nice One Look original and has'nt sat out the war. Uniform removed. On tropical issue tan cloth. V.G.C.
WW2 BRASS & ENAMEL TANK LAPEL BADGE Nice original lapel badge for the RTR. Button hole fixing.
WW2 BREN GUN TOOL KIT C/W CARRIER & CONTENT Scarce complete tool kit for the iconic Bren Gun. Wartime dated and maker mkd. webbing carrier. Complement of tools. Oil bottle is post war dtd. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH TANKERS PRINTED SLEEVE BADGE UNISSUED Sought after printed example. Issued but never worn. Uncut. None better. Mint . From North Africa and Italy campaigns veterans estate.
WW2 BRITISH - 1939 DTD TOMMY HELMET - BLUE BAND Combat helmet in drab brown/ khaki paint. Broad blue band running around the circumference of the helmet with a white stencilled " 18 " to front. Super condition and not a helmet I've come across before, if anyone knows, can you enlighten me. 1939 dtd. Liner and chin strap good. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH - SOUTHERN COMMAND FORMATION SIGN - REME - REMOVED FROM UNIFORM Higher quality than the normal embroidered example. Reme, ( Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers ) Southern Command. Uniform removed. One of the scarcer Southern command badges. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH 1944 DATED SAM BROWNE LEATHER POUCH One of the more unusual pieces of Sam Browne equipment .Large stout leather pouch measuring 8 and a half inches by 6 and a quarter. In near mint condition.Faint maker mark, WD arrow and 1944 date. Brass stud. Rare
WW2 BRITISH 6TH ARMOUR DIVISION FORMATION PATCHES PAIR - ATTRIBUTED Nice matched pair of 6th Armoured Div. formation patches. White embroidered on black wool backing. Belonged to former Recce Corps officer who served in North Africa and Italy. Name to buyer. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH 8TH INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGNS - PAIR - REMOVED FROM UNIFORM A pre-war regular division on Palestine Internal Security duries, but was disbanded there on 28 February 1940.Use was continued till after D Day. Our soldier was a Normandy vet and his name will be given to the buyer. Nice matched pair of printed formation signs. Removed from uniform. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH 9TH H.L.I. - OFFICERS TOMMY HELMET Stunning " Been There " helmet. Rare decal / transfer only found on officers examples circa 1939. Helmet finished in a heavy In Theatre applied sand camo. Decal is good. Inside would suggest the helmet has been worn in a hot climate with the oil cloth finish sweated/ worn off. Doubt you will see another of these ever ! V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH AIRBORNE OFFICERS SILVER CAP BADGE Die struck silver WW2 Pegasus cap badge. Stamped " Silver ". Real deal. Great condition. Rare
WW2 BRITISH AIRBORNE PARA FIGHTING KNIFE - RARE Very rare pantographic fighting knife of the type used by the Fallschirmjager and later copied and used by British paras. A lot of these were crude in - theatre made but this is a proper British manufactured one. Off "Reserved " due to non payer. All brass hinged , folding handle. Swept brass cross guard and brass locking mechanism, the latter marked " BEST STEEL NO. 6 ". In good " Been There " condition . This came to me years ago in the pocket of a direct vet purchase 1 st pattern Denison. Good piece of rare kit, exclusive to the Paras and much rarer than a Fairbairn.
WW2 BRITISH AIRBORNE PARA HELMET - 1944 BMB Large size example in great condition. Shell retaining most of it's rough finish. Very good interior and stamped "BMB 1944". Unusually this one has the leather straps which is uncommon in a later helmet however these are original to the helmet. Complete with it's brown camo net. Painted " S " to side. V.G.C. Lovely
WW2 BRITISH ARMY GAITERS Good condition set of gaiters from the house in Liverpool I got a number of items from. The date is faint but would appear to be 1940. W.D. arrow. In unworn un blancoed condition. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH ARMY IDENTITY TAGS
WW2 BRITISH ARMY OFFICERS LEATHER SAM BROWNE WITH SWORD FROG Excellent condition WW2 British Sam Browne with sword frog. Approx. fit 29” to 35” waist. Not dtd but came in with a WW2 uniform and the man did not serve beyond WW2.
WW2 BRITISH CANVAS PISTOL HOLDER Good clean example. W.D. mkd. Date unclear. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH CRUISE VISOR HELMET - RARE The rarest of all WW2 British helmets produced for use primarily for bomb disposal teams and armoured car crews. There were 5,000 helmets produced in this configuration with the pull down armoured visor. Good overall " As Found " condition, untouched and totally original. My first one since 1985 and it's unlikely I'll find another. Named to inner apron and correct 1940 date. I believe there was only one production run of these helmets so all should be dtd. 1940. Steel Helmet Visors Seventy-five per cent of all blindness suffered by soldiers during the Great War was due not to eye disease but to injuries caused by shell, bomb and grenade explosions. The great majority of these injuries were the result of fragments of metal which penetrated no deeper than the eye itself and which, had they struck elsewhere on the body, would have caused only trivial harm. The question of some form of eye protection designed to reduce the incidence of eye injury and blindness was therefore raised immediately on the outbreak of the Second World War by Sir Richard Cruise, an eminent opthalmic surgeon. Captain Cruise, as he then was, had in 1917 designed a form of chain visor which could be attached to the rim of the British Mark 1 steel helmet. Although it was intended to help reduce or prevent injuries to the eyes, in practice it proved to be unpopular with the troops. A modified and improved version was developed in 1918 but this, too, failed to find acceptance and eventually it was withdrawn. In 1939 samples of a further modified 'Cruise' visor were sent over to the British Expeditionary Force in France. This version was so designed that when not in use it could lie under the rim of the steel helmet. However, the reports of its use in the BEF were so inconclusive that 5,000 visors were manufactured to allow for a large scale trial to take place; unfortunately, military events overtook their production, and before they could be despatched Dunkirk had fallen to the Germans and the survivors from the BEF were back in Britain. Trials were carried out instead by troops of the Home Forces in the autumn of 1940, but reports submitted by the troops trying out the Cruise visor and the advice of the Medical Research Council were against the adoption of any form of metal visor. It was found that rain made it difficult for the wearer to see through the visor, and the drops of water could not be shaken off easily. Stereo-scopic vision was impaired, the wearer's field of vision was reduced, and his ability to see in the dark whilst wearing the visor was markedly affected. In the light of these adverse reports the Army Council decided against any form of protective visor being adopted, and although work on Perspex visors was being undertaken no satisfactory type was developed , and in 1941 on the advise of the Medical Research Council, the whole matter was dropped.
WW2 BRITISH CUTLERY SET \'44 JUNGLE ISSUE- 1945 DATED Rare set of 1944 Pattern British KFS as issued in the Far East. Great condition. 1944 and '45 dtd. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH ENFIELD 1907 BAYONET -1939 KHAKI CANVAS FORG In virtually unissued / refurbished condition. This from a group of items recently found found in a deceased estate in Liverpool and sold to me by the son. I've never had one as clean as this. Retains original blued finish to pommel, brown finish to scabbard and black paint to the ricasso and crossguard as well as original varnish / lacquer to wooden grips. Still has original grease to blade. Dated " 6 - (19) 13 ". EFD Web frog with 1939 date. I suspect this is a possible depot refurb and issued to a Home Guard unit going by the other items from the house ? As nice as they and hard to beat unfortunately the price is a bit higher than for a run of the mill example . V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH FIELD DRESSING 1940 DTD. Nice un opened dressing and still with some of the original cellophane wrapping. Nice clear instructions and maker " Johnson & Johnson " and 1940 date. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH FORMATION / UNIT STRIPS - FREE FRENCH 3 colour combination. Red/white/blue French colours.Not used by any British units. As per British Brigade strips but with the unique colours for Free French fighting in British uniform. Removed from tunic. Rare Rare Genuine !! V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH FOUR MEDAL RIBBON BAR Nice pin back WW2 vets ribbon bar. Comprises 39/45 and Italy Campaign stars and War and Defence medals. Name of reipient to buyer. From Scots vets estate. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH GENERAL SERVICE KHAKI PLASTIC TUNIC BUTTONS FOR DENIM TUNIC X 10 10 GS Kings Cown buttons for the " Denims " tunic. Hard plastic or bakelite with brass ring fixings. Extremely hard to come by. Mint unissued condition
WW2 BRITISH H.M.S. SEAHAWK CAP TALLY RIBBON Good wartime Royal Navy cap tally for R.N. Shore based coastal forces. HMS Seahawk was a World War II Royal Navy shore establishment located at Ardrishaig, responsible primarily for anti-submarine training, commissioned on January 1, 1941, and paid off on November 4, 1944. Part of a British vets group of items purchased from his son.
WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT “A” ( AMBULANCE ) TOMMY HELMET One of the scarcer Home Front helmets. Black painted shell. Large stencilled " A " to front. Size 7 . 1940 dtd. Combat grade helmet not B grade. Good liner and chin strap. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT \"W\" WARDENS HELMET Good example with large W both back and front. 1940 dated helmet & liner. Good liner and chin strap. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT A.R.P. HOME FIRST AID BOX WITH CONTENTS Nice example retaining most of it's original black painted finish. C/w wartime dtd. part contents. As nice as they come. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT TOMMY HELMET - FAP Good early (1939) First Aid Party helmet. Stencilled back and front in large white letters. Good liner and chin strap, the latter marked with owners initials. Totally untouched "As Found" helmet. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT TOMMY HELMET - FIRE GUARD OFFICER 1939 dtd. helmet. White painted shell with 2 thin black bands and "F.G." to front. Black painted interior. Good liner and chin strap. "R.O. & Co" and 1939 date. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT TOMMY HELMET - RARE VARIANT A real rare variant just sourced with other wartime items from a house in Liverpool. B Grade helmet as issued to Home Guard as they were not deemed fit for Front Line service. Unusually this one only has the 3 holes on one side of the apron not both. The normally fibre straps of the liner and the liner band are made of compressed paper, this I've never encountered before. Chin strap again, a variant I have never seen. Buckle type fixings at the strap clips, broader than usual width webbing and still with springs. JSS maker. Good one for the Tommy / Home Front collector. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT WARDENS HELMET - NORTHERN IRELAND ATTRIBUTED From Northern Ireland. Nice example attributed to an Irish WW1 Lt. Col. who was a warden in WW2. Old card label with his details tied to the inside. Helmet is a good example with " W " back and front in white and the helmet painted black. Get your Home Front helmets now as getting good examples is increasingly hard and prices are getting high. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH JACK KNIFE - 1943 DATED Good example by scarcer maker G. Ibberson & Co. Sheffield. 1943 date and their violin ? logo and W.D. arrow. No springing. Parts retain their bright finish. Blade with a couple of dings . V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH LEATHER FLARE PISTOL HOLSTER Sam Browne flare pistol holster in stout brown leather. Great condition. Belt loop plus brass fixing, the latter with 2 brown leather loops. Officer served with the E.F.I. and is one of a number of attributed to him , items I'm listing. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH MEDAL BAR - FAR EAST - SPITFIRE PILOT Another estate fresh piece. Ribbon bar comprising, 39/45, & Burma Campaign Stars and Defence medal. Original pin. Worn on tropical tunic and has service wear.
WW2 BRITISH MEDAL GROUP PLUS EPHEMERA Straight from an Edinburgh house clearance. RASC drivers medal group and release book showing him as having enlisted in 1940, with exemplary service and discharged from BAOR in 1946. Swing mounted for wear with original ribbons. Comprising F & G and 1939/45 Campaign Stars and War and Defence medals. His wifes ID card plus 3 1950's Ration Books.
WW2 BRITISH MEDIC SIDE PACK - 1943 DATED Fine example and proper medics one with compartments etc. Marked inside " B Ltd - 1943 " and W.D. arrow. To the outside lid in red " Training Office ". Webbing shoulder strap. Scarce V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH MEDIC SIDE PACK WITH CONTENTS Nice satchel with a variety of contents most of which are WW2. Nicely dated for 1942. Real deal. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH OFFICERS PUTTEES - FAR EAST / TROPICAL Nice pair of FOX made puttees for wear with shorts and green hose . THe soldier who owned these served in Burma and India. Nice cloth name label to both puttees. Fox. maker label to both. Matched pair. Rare
WW2 BRITISH OFFICERS TROPICAL KHAKI UNIFORM EPAULETTES Scarce matched pair of loop and button fixing epaulettes for a North Africa / Middle East campaigns shirt or tunic. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH PARA / AIRBORNE CAP BADGE One look original of this now scarce badge. W/m. Lugs. Nice toning. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH PARA BRASS TUNIC BUTTON Scarce Parachute Rgt. brass tunic button. Smaller size for epaulette and pockets. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH PARA RELATED - ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES INSIGNIA SET - ATTRIBUTED This one out the house a few years ago. 3 part set of sleeve insignia. Name of the officer to the buyer. Excellent, Removed from Uniform condition and has the rare straight Airborne printed title
WW2 BRITISH PARA SHOULDER TITLE & PEGASUS PATCHES This was how they came to me. All uniform removed. Blue embroidered shoulder title. 2 printed Pegasus sleeve patches.These have been worn on different tunics as the sizes and remains of stitching are different. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH POCKET WATCH Very good example in good working order. Ivory face with no maker details. Good glass. GSTP G28829 mkd. to back.
WW2 BRITISH PROPAGANDA / WAR SAVINGS TANKS POSTER Very rare poster and straight from the house of a former Desert Rat. Near mint condition with bright colours and no tears. Has been folded but no stress to folds. Size approx. 29 by 20 inches.
WW2 BRITISH PROPAGANDA PUBLICATIONS Wartime. Desert interest. great photos. 3 mags, 4th one with no cover thrown in for free. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING HELMET WITH GOOGLE
WW2 BRITISH SIGNALS KHAKI SIDE PACK - 1945 DATED WW2 satchel as used by signals units. In unissued condition. Marked to top " Satchel Signals " Inside top with clear maker stencil and 1945 date. Cotton lined. Shoulder strap. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH SOUTH AFRICAN TOMMY HELMET A great " Been There " combat worn example of the South African made Tommy helmet issued in large numbers to the 8th Army. Paint is sun bleached to a slightly lighter shade but be in no doubt, this is the original paint finish. The liner is dry with 2 liner ends a/f. Chinstrap has been soldier modified to make the strap longer. Correct 3 holes at the back apron for attaching a neck apron , Rand liner. Felt top pad has some old moth holes. Almost all the paint finish is present. Still has sand from the Western Desert inside ! Great looking helmet that did'nt sit out the war.
WW2 BRITISH SWEETHEART PENDANT - AIRCRAFT PERSPEX Kings Crown brass General Service type device on aircraft perspex. Brass suspension ring. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH TANKS POSTER From a former Desert Rat's house. Folds into a booklet. 2 sided. Lots of pics on one side of British tanks in action and the other side with a series of techical drawings and pics relating to the Matilda Infantry tank. Large size, approx. 40 by 30 inches. Very rare and in good condition.
WW2 BRITISH WOMENS LAND ARMY (WLA) BADGE Nice condition. Brass and enamel. V.G.C.
WW2 BRITISH WOUND BADGE \"FOR LOYAL SERVICE BADGE\" - PIN BACK Scarce pin back usually associated with female issue. German 800 silver. Awarded to the Armed Forces plus auxiliary services for wounds received. V.G.C.
WW2 CALGARY HLDRS. TOMMY HELMET WITH REGIMENTAL FLASH Very rare helmet with red / white painted diced square to the left side. Not Argylls as they were always rectangular. The Calgary Hldrs. are however affiliated to the Argylls and adopted their glengarry with the red/ white dice. Their helmets bore the same colours but in a square. I have enclosed a period photo to endorse this. On their arrival in England they were kitted out with British equipment and weapons. Helmet has seen a bit of action but is in good battle worn condition. Pipe-Major Neil Sutherland talks to former Prime Minister and Honourary Colonel R.B Bennett, in England on 12 February 1943. The Pipe Band took their full ceremonial dress with them to the United Kingdom. Officer in greatcoat in centre of photo wears the Second Division patch on his sleeve with a gold wire "C-II" device. Officer at right has a decal on the left side of his helmet, in the pattern of the red and white dicing found on the glengarry.
WW2 CAMERON HIGHLANDERS EDINBURGH 1939 H/M SILVER CAP BADGE Beautiful crip detail officers cap badge to the Cameron Hldrs. Silver marks for Edinburgh 1939 and maker marks " T.E. " , Thomas Ebbutt. Beautiful condition with no rubbing or damage. Silver lugs.
WW2 CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES ) SHOULDER TITLE Very good blackened brass title. Retains almost all it's blackened finish. Round lugs. V.G.C.
WW2 CANADIAN BI-METAL BADGE - REGIMENT DE MAISONEUVE Nice 2 piece cap badge. v.g.c.
WW2 CHAPLAINS BATTLE DRESS - BURMA Nice " Been There " Far East Theatre battle dress blouse. Nicely badged up to the Chaplain Corps and with a Union Jack to one sleeve and 2nd Infantry Division formation sign to the other. Medium size, no moth or damage. 1940 Ptn. Very rare tunic. Details of soldier to buyer. V.G.C.
WW2 CHINESE COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA BADGES WW2 era patriotic lapel badges.
WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS ENAMEL LAPEL BADGE Nice example. Undamaged enamel. V.G.C.
WW2 CIVILIAN C/W BOX & CARRY CASE GAS MASK - CALLANDER SCOTLAND Nice attributed civvy gas mask in good condition with it's card box and web carry case with shoulder strap. Marked up to Cambusmore - Callander, a Grade A listed building. V.G.C.
WW2 COMMANDO BERGEN Good example of this scarce Commando issue Bergen. No visible dates but has the web straps for affixing Bren Gun pouches found on wartime examples. These are on the front of the shoulder straps. Straps are good, stout leather and web with brass buckles. Leather trim to side pockets. Good overall and being offered cheap as it weighs over 3K so check postal cost especially foreign buyers. Metal frame. Where the kidney strap attaches at one side the rivets have broken away. Easy fix, otherwise no issues. Good used example. Cheapest out there.
WW2 DATED GERMAN WATER BOTTLE AND CUP Good " Been There " set. 1941 dated bottle and 1940 dated cup. Felt good, leather good. V.G.C.
WW2 DURHAM & NORTH COUNTY DIVISION FORMATION PATCH Scarce patch. Green wool with yellow embroidered sheep shears. To embrace the association of the wool industry of North Riding. Uniform removed. V.G.C.
WW2 F.A.P. ( FIRST AID PARTY ) BRITISH HOME FRONT HELMET -DUNFERMLINE Nice Home Front example 1939 dtd shell and BMB 1939 dated liner. Black painted with F.A.P. stencil to front. Painted " 73 " to inside. Owners name and address in Dunfermline applied inside " Bernard - 56 Waverley ? ( indistinct ) - Dunfermline". Good liner and chin strap. V.G.C.
WW2 FAR EAST CAMPAIGN JUNGLE GREEN MONSOON CAPE - RARE One of the most iconic and sought after items from the Burma Campaign. Issue Monsoon Cape. Most people have never even seen one outside period photos and I've been unable to find one anywhere else for sale so as rarity goes this has to be right up there. This is a jungle green example, Indian issue stamped and aside from a couple of missing buttons it's in fantastic " Been There " condition. Still has the long straps/ties inside.
WW2 FIFE & FORFAR CAP BADGE Nice chromed example. 2 lugs so may be an earlier badge. Very fine detail. V.G.C.
WW2 FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Very nice silvered example. Well defined detail. Slider. Die struck. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW2 FOLDING SAW C/W 1940 DATED LEATHER CARRIER Good example c/w the wooden handles, . Nicely maker mkd and dtd. to the back. Brass end rings maker mkd. and dtd. Handles mismatched and one missing the brass ring , otherwise, V.G.C.
WW2 FOR LOYAL SERVICE BRITISH WOUND BADGE Known as the Kings Badge this was awarded to wounded servicemen for wear with civilian dress. V.G.C.
WW2 FORFAR POLICE NATIONAL REGISTRATION IDENTITY CARD Period pic in uniform c/w gas mask bag. Named and 1940 dtd.Stamp. Rare
WW2 FRENCH HELMET NAMED CHINSTRAP WITH RF HELMET DISC Large size Infantry helmet retaining almost all it's original paint and with very good liner and original chin strap. The chin strap is broken at one end at the bale, interestingly the soldiers name has been applied to the inside " Marcel Menan". Very good
WW2 GEORGE 6TH UGANDA POLICE BUTTONS (4) Very rare buttons. For wear on bush jacket or similar. Marked Uganda Police and with George 6th cypher. Ostrich to centre. Maker mkd. Grove & sons - Halesowen. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - CRAFT WORKERS DAY BADGE - 1934 STUTTGART Very nice day badge with sharp detail. Worker, his wife and child in relief. Retains brass finish and black lettering. v.g.c.
WW2 GERMAN - KREIGSMARINE - SA SPORTS BRONZE AWARD WITH CITATION BOOK Scarce Kreigsmarine example of the DRL award with it's associated achievement book. Measures 15cm x 21cm in an off-white card cover with an embossed image of the award . The first page is blank. The second page has photograph of the recipient, in this case a Kreigsmarine sailor in uniform. The third page has a printed image of the award along with Munich 1937 stampings. His name and birth date , his affiliated organization and its location, and the level of the award, being bronze, silver or gold. Following pages lists the required qualifications for the award. His acievements are in the back pages and all with Kreigsmarine stamps.The award book has light service wear/use. The award itself is in used condition and absent it's pin but I suspect that has been intentionally removed and the award was sewn to the tunic .
WW2 GERMAN - WESTFALEN FIRE DEFENCE SERVICE OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE Officers bronze buckle. Raised seeded centre with Hannoverian horse in relief. Retaining most of the original finish. Very well detailed. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - 1939 WHW ARMY DAY 1939 RALLY BADGE Nice condition TAG DER WEHRMACHT 1939 brass tinny. Good detail of soldier throwing a stick grenade dressed in fighting order with steel helmet. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - DJV HUNTING LEAGUE MEMBERS STICK PIN Nice stick pin with uncleaned age toning. Knurled pin. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - DUISBURG WHW 1935-1936 THANKS BADGE Rare, not listed in Reinhard Tieste tinny book. Nice die struck brass badge. Very well detailed. Text translates roughly as "Your thanks, the loyalty to the Fuhrer" 1935. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - EASTERN FRONT - \"RUSSLAND 1943\" VOLCHOI STICK - SCHLÄCHT KOMPANIE 577 Nice Russian Front Volchoi Stock as made by locals to sell to German officers serving on the Eastern Front. Schlacht ( battlle ) Kompanie 577 " unit details and Bulls Head insignia. Also " Russland 1943". Various other carvings inc. Birds Original polished finish to the wood which has age toned to a nice dark colour. A few old woodworm holes to the top. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - HEER MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD (Heer Schützenschnur). Consisting of a badge attached to a knotted backer and a thick braid with loops for button attachment on either end. The badge constructed of aluminum on a silver bullion aluminum threaded knot with a field grey wool backer. The cord consisting of matching braid; the end of the chord with an embroidered acorn. In better than extremely fine condition. The real deal this one, guaranteed 100%. Forum checked.
WW2 GERMAN - HITLER THANKS BADGE - WESTFALEN NORTH Good heavy example. Sivered tombak. Good detail. Nicely mkd. on the back, with Ges Gesch and Ludenscheid maker Paulmann & Crone. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - HUNGARIAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD The Real Deal. Forum posted. Bevo Wuppertal mkd. Embroidered. Never been on a uniform. Mint. Measures approx. 7 cm x 8.5 cm. Colours bright , no fading. Rare
WW2 GERMAN - LUFTWAFFE BELT BUCKLE C/W LEATHER TANG - MAKER MKD. Beautiful un issued example. Retains all it's blue Luftwaffe finish. Leather tang excellent with makers details and date. Beautiful. V.G.C. The 2nd of two I got from an American vets family from grand dads footlocker.
WW2 GERMAN - NSKK ( NATIONAL SOCIALIST MOTOR CORPS ) - OFFICERS M43 CAP Rare officers M43 cap. Ribbed tricot type material. Leather sweatband with slight service wear No moth or damage. Pebbled buttons. Size 55 approx. nice insignia . Nice difference in the nape of the cloth between exposed and non exposed parts. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - PANZER OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE Good removed from tunic example. Bullion wire eagle on black backing cloth. Direct vet bring back. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - POTSDAM DAY BADGE - 1936 Scarce . Silvered finish. Weimar type eagle with swastika on top. Large size, 5.2 cm x 3.6 cm. Nice detail. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - RAD - \"LABOUR IS NOBLE\" WALL PLAQUE A Third Reich period RAD (National Labour Service) “Arbeit Adelt” (Labour is noble) metal plaque. Four holes for wall or door attachment; measuring 115 mm x 82 mm approx. Rare. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - REICHSBAHN STICK PIN Good example retaining it's original finish. Non knurled pin. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - RLB AIR DEFENCE DONATION BADGE Nice Donation pin, not day badge. Circa 1941 Luftschutz. Fretted centre with aircraft with RLB device below. Text reads, Aviation is Necessary. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL - MARKED RING Good example with rare maker. Ring stamped " 117 " ( Hugo Lang - Wiesenthal A.N. ). Nice age toning and long original ribbon. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - RUSSIAN FRONT WOLCHOW STOCK- UNIT MKD. Great looking example with original dark lacquered finish. Nicely carved and unit mkd. " Schlachk Komp. 577 ". - "Russland 1943". measures 35 inches approx. The Wolchow stick is named for the Wolchow River region near St. Petersburg Russia. Known in WWII as Leningrad. Usually made by wounded Germans or Russian P.O.W.'s and were a prized piece of kit. Most unusual one this as most were slab sided pine.
WW2 GERMAN - S.A. HANNOVER 1935 - ALLOY BADGE Nice heavy aluminium . SA Gruppe attributed. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN - SCHELLENBAUM TASSLE Rare piece. Medium sized tassle from the Schellenbaum or " Jingling Johnnie ". For the cross arms. Approx. 6 inches long. Fantastic condition and great quality.
WW2 GERMAN - WEHRFAHIG (ABLE TO FIGHT) BADGE Nice large size Patriotic badge. Bronze finish die struck with silver panel with text in red. Well detailed eagle over a M1935 decalled steel helmet. Ges Gesch mkd. to back. Scarce blades fitting. Large size 4.6 x 5 cm approx. Original blade fixings.
WW2 GERMAN \"DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT\" ARM BAND Good "Been There" example of a "Deutsche Wehrmacht" armband. This was worn by uniformed German personnel who were attached to the Armed Forces for example, Volksturm, Reichsarbeitsdienst and Reichsbahn . Textbook Bevo machine embroidered type. Some minor staining commensurate with use. “Deutsche Wehrmacht” (German Armed Forces) in Gothic script. This one has an original Wehrmeldeamt, issue stamp on the front. Nice One Look original. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 10 BY 80 FLAK BINOCULARS - EMIL BUSCH Straight out the woodwork from British vets son. D.F.10 by 80 C.X.N.( Emil Busch - Rathenow ) Flak binos. Retaining most of the original black painted finish. Used by German anti-aircraft batteries for spotting aircraft, they have a very wide field of view and the lenses are inclined at 45 degrees for easy viewing. The optics are superb and crystal clear with only a couple of dirt specs.Graticules. The adjustments for eye relief, width and selector for filters from clear (Klar) to Dark (Dunkel) are fully functional and all the filters are present. All spirit levels are in place and fully functional and the perspex has no damage. The padded brow piece fits and locks perfectly and is in very good condition having not perished at all and clearly mkd., D.R.G.M.( Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster = registered design of the German Reich.). Sleepy untouched item, exactly as it was brought back in 1945.
WW2 GERMAN 1934 DIGTEN DAY BADGE - RHINELAND Early 1934 tinnie with nice detail in relief. Pressed tin with brass coloured finish.
WW2 GERMAN 1937 BRAUNSCHWEIG STATE DAY BADGE Die struck brass. Image of the town in relief. Flying eagle to the top. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1937 KARLSRUHE DAY BADGE Gilded finish. Die struck. SA type dagger overlaid with eagle then swastika inside an oak leaf border. Almost all gilt remaining. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1938 - SA GRUPPE SPORTS CAMP DAY BADGE Nice quality plastic sports competition badge SA attributed. Maker marked for Siper and son Ludenscheid to rear. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1938 SA GRUPPE SUDWEST KARLSRUHE DAY BADGE Nice zinc maker mkd. SA Sports competition badge. Sword over swas with laurel surround. Maker coded M9 /7 and Foerster & Barth Pforzheim and also with RZM circle. Rae and good quality. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1938 SA SPORTS CAMP DAY BADGE Nice piece retaining all it's original gilded finish. Athlete holding a shield with SA device to centre in relief. Topped by a Political style eagle. Die struck. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1939 DAY BADGE
WW2 GERMAN 1939 DTD.SILVER 5 DEUTSCH MARK COIN Rare date 5 Mark silver coin . Mint mark and 1939 date. German Eagle & swastika to obverse. Paul Von Hindenburg head to reverse. Stamped rim “Gemeinnutz geht vor eigennutz”(Public interest goes before self interest). Pure silver . V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1939 KAISERSLAUTERN WESTWALL DAY BADGE - MAKER & RZM MKD. West wall day badge in black grey finish zinc alloy. Maker mkd. for Werner Redo Saarlautern as well as RZM mkd. Maker code M9 /56. Round the lower edge there is also a profusion of detail. Nice large day badge. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1939 KASSEL DAY BADGE Great looking day badge . Rearing horse on red painted shield over black painted swas.all in relief. Raied text round the sides." Heimat Und Reich ". V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1939 REICHSNAHRSTAND LEIPZIG DAY BADGE Nice chunky aluminium Rally badge. Maker marked “OTTO FECHLER BERNSBACH/ZRZGEB” to rear. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1939 SA GRUPPE WESTMARK SPORTS DAY BADGE Silvered finish over Alloy . E.H.O. maker marked to rear. Scarce V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1ST MAY 1939 DAY BADGE Good original alloy day badge. Paderborn maker. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 1ST PATTERN ARMY MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD Excellent example. As there a good fakes out there I Forum posted this one just to make sure and it got the thumbs up. Braided bullion wire. Solid shield with Heer eagle in relief. All finish remaining. Both the small piece of field grey on the rear as well as the cotton backing cloth present. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 25 YEARS FAITHFUL SERVICE BOXED AWARD Super example with it's great condition original box. For 25 years service to the Fatherland. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN 25 YEARS FAITHFUL SERVICE SILVER AWARD - BOXED Top example of the 25 year Civil Award. Usually the boxes on these tend to be tatty whereas this one is top shelf and has the makers label. The award itself is as nice as they come !
WW2 GERMAN ARMY - SIGNALS UNIT FLAG Rare piece. Wehrmacht Signal Troops Flag (Blitzflagge). Double sided flag with a lightning bolt with arrow pointing in the direction of the nearest radio station (Funkstelle). Unit marked to both sides " L 21658 " Well made with inside hessian stiffening. Vet bring and purchased direct from the family. Some marks & service wear. Measures 42 x 44 cm approx. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN ARMY BELT & BUCKLE- LARGE SIZE - B & N 1944 Good belt and buckle set. Buckle maker mkd. " B & N " nd dtd. (19) 44. Rb. numbered leather tang. Very large size approx . 38 " waist. Belt leather good. Buckle with that, " Been There" look and retains some green painted finish mainly to the back. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN ARMY GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE Mid to late war zinc example with the remains of the silver finish. Good detail. Original ball hinge and hook arrangement. American vets bring back and straight out the footlocker. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN ARMY M40 SD HELMET - EF 64 Super M40 combat helmet. Almost all field grey finish present. Army eagle decal to 90%. Some toned Docolux lacquer present which ages to gold . Good supple combat worn liner with sweat staining mainly in the brow area. "56 "(size) to one tongue. Tongue ends good apart from one has the end missing. E.F 64 in Gothic script and lot no. 5012. Zinc band with sheepskin leather. The helmet configuration ties in exactly with the Ice book on helmet codes confirming no alterations and as it left the factory. No chin strap. Nice " Been there " helmet . V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN ARMY M40 SINGLE DECAL HELMET - NS Straight out the weeds and never been on the market. All complete NS 62. Field grey shell. Good decal. Good liner c/w it's original draw string. Slightly mis shapen where it's been on a helmet stand. It will bend back into shape easily if sat on a mannequin head. Full length maker mkd. steel buckle chin strap. Early smooth paint to inside apron. As found and straight from an American vets family. Good " Been There " combat vet.
WW2 GERMAN ARMY MARKSMANS LANYARD - 1ST PATTERN Nice original with the 1st Pattern shield. Condition is really good with no fraying to the bullion wire. Well detailed shield. Forum checked. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN ARMY NCO\'S BREAST EAGLE German WW2 Army (Heer) NCO Breast Eagle. Early example with silver flat wire eagle on an olive-green background. Backing also perfect . Unissued condition and given to a nephew by British vet in the 1960's and bought from him. Mint
WW2 GERMAN ARMY OFFICERS LATE WAR BREAST EAGLE Constructed of aluminum silver wire embroidery on an embroidered green rayon background. Measures, 110 mm x 43 mm. Well constructed and the bullion wire and colours are very bright. Backing cloth has old moth damage although the eagle is in unissued condition. This was 0ne of two that came with a WW2 British uniform and was obviously the soldiers Booty/ bring backs. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN BEVO EAGLE INSIGNIA Mouse grey on black woven rayon. Heer eagle for the black Panzer uniform. This is the type that was introduced in 1939/40. Example is in mint, unused condition. WAF posted and is a good one.
WW2 GERMAN BLACK WOUND BADGE Original & excellent condition with all it’s black paint finish.
WW2 GERMAN BLACK WOUND BADGE - DAK - TAN PAINTED FINISH Direct vet bring back . This has originally been a black wound badge going by the back. Has a tan camo, Italy/Afrika paint applied to the face. Sides have the brass base metal finish and the back has evidence of the original black painted finish. Rare. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN BLOCKADE RUNNER BADGE BY FOERSTER & BARTH Good early example in plated zinc. Forum approved and although non maker mkd. is confirmed as being by Förster & Barth. Theirs were never maker mkd. but are recognisable by the hardware used. V.G.C. The Blockade Runner Badge was instituted on April 1, 1941. It was awarded to sailors of merchant ships who successfully brought their vessels through enemy blockades and into a friendly port
WW2 GERMAN BLOOD AND SOIL TABLE MEDALLION This is a bit special as instead of the usual flat back this one has a raised bulls head and is more elaborate than others I'm seeing available. V.G.C. and British vet bring back.
WW2 GERMAN BOXED IRON CROSS FIRST CLASS EK1 SCREW BACK - LDO Lovely honest boxed example. Good detail with screw back fitting. Marked L/18 to rear. The top of the inside bears LDO logo.This is detached from the outer lid of the box due the use of the old animal glue.
WW2 GERMAN CAMOUFLAGE ZELTBAHN A good " Been There " example. Double sided. No markings as is usual. One metal button at the neck only. Some rust spotting and a couple of nicks and small field repairs as you would expect. Overall very good with not much colour fade other than honest wear. Good One Look original at a fair price..
WW2 GERMAN CASED EK1 (1ST CLASS IRON CLASS) BY JUNCKER Good example in nickel silver. Forum posted just to be sure and it's a good one. W&L core. Coke bottle pin. Original case with maker details below the velvet base. Hinge good on box. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN CLOSE COMBAT AWARD BADGE Good One Look original. Silver grade . Mid War zinc. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN CLOSE COMBAT CLASP BRONZE AWARD - 1ST PATTERN FFL Rare 1st Pattern FLL. Retains almost all it's bronze finish. Nicely marked. Strong tapered pin. WAF forum posted to unanimous thumbs up. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN DESTROYER BADGE - JFS Good example with a fair percentage of mercury gilding present. Maker mkd. Uniform top hook still present. Good detail. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN DRK ( DEUTSCH RED CROSS ) HEWER C/W FROG One Look original. Super example with no issues. Chequered front grip with smooth back grip. Early mounts, front one with DRK eagle in relief. Good blade with Ges Geschutz under the rear lozenge. Clean blade with good saw back and screwdriver tip. Scabbard with no dents, all screws and almost all original finish. Nickel mounts. Leather frog with 1938 date and maker details for Paul Klopfer Berlin. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN DRL SPORTS AWARD STICK PIN Nice original DRL stick pin. Knurled shaft. Uncleaned. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN DRL SPORTS BADGE BRONZE AWARD -DENAZIFIED When worn post war all awards had to be de Naziified. Swas erased. Good wartime example otherwise and maker mkd. for Wernstein of Jena and DRGM mkd. Priced accordingly. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN EICKHORN 2ND PATTERN LUFTWAFFE DAGGER 2ND PATTERN C/W PORTAPEE & HANGERS Killer example of a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe dagger by top maker Eickhorn. Complete set comprising, dagger, Portapee and high end hangers. The dagger itself is in great condition. Eickhorn was a maker renowned for their quality , and this example is no exception. The blade is near mint with no runner marks. The reverse of the blade bears a very sharp Eickhorn squirrel logo. The handle fittings are very detailed . The scabbard is dent-free. and with nice age toning. This set is complete with the original De Luxe hangers.These sell for £400 on their own. The zinc-based fittings on these are marked D.R.G.M. indicating a copyrighted design, and the hanger clip is additionally marked with an RZM logo and manufacturer code " UE 10 ". Very sharp detail oak leaf pattern and still unusually for zinc retain their original gold finish. The velvet and wire bullion on the hangers with some service wear. All wire binding present on the handle. One small chip at the back below the pommel otherwise an exceptional example. Scabbard leather cushion present. Portapee knot with some fraying to the bullion on the cord. A great price for a complete set. Very nice.
WW2 GERMAN FOREST GREEN CAP EAGLE REMOVED
WW2 GERMAN GAS MASK & TIN - 1942 Nice One Look original set. Mask is 1941 dtd. to canister top as well as having correct ink Waffenampt stamp and maker " F E " & " F E 37 R . Good supple rubber face, no cracking or perishing and retains the original colour. " 280 " to inside face. Lenses with " BWZ - 6 - 1942 ". Snout with " BLC - 42 " and mask number 309 in paint. Also stamped ( size ) 2 . Long strap with owners name in ink and number 309 . Good fluted tin with it's long straps and short strap is the web & leather type with 1942 date stamped to the leather. Replacement lenses in lid. Lid with " EMM - 40 ". Great example. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN GERBIRGSJAGER OFFICERS GREEN PIPED VISOR CAP Great looking officers field service cap with high saddle shape. This one did'nt sit out the war. Ribbed tricot material. Green piping for mountain troops and this with none of the usual moth nips. Early matching original insignia with no tears to to the lining behind it . Officers cap cords which have left an impression where they've always sat on the visor. Shellac coated peak with orange coloured under peak . Good sweat band with sweat staining. Crown with service wear but good . Celluloid diamond absent. No moth and the only damage to the material is 2 small nicks at the back on the underide of the overhang where it looks like it caught on something during it's working life. Size 55/56 approx. Combat worn example with loads of Attitude. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN GOLD WOUND BADGE - WILHELM DEUMER Maker marked L/11 for Wilhelm Deumer, Lüdenscheid to rear.
WW2 GERMAN HANDWORKS 1939 DAY BADGE Made with zinc. Marked "PF3" & "TAG DES DEUTSCHEN HANDWERKS 1939" to rear.
WW2 GERMAN HITLER YOUTH 1938 DAY BADGE Unusual composition Day Badge in a nice copper colour. Raised detail with HJ device to centre. Original period pin. Mint condition
WW2 GERMAN HITLER YOUTH 1939 REICHSPORT WETTKAMPF DAY BADGE Great condition. Made with compressed paper. Stamped to rear.Retaining all original brown finish.
WW2 GERMAN HITLER YOUTH KREISSIEGER 1939 BADGE Good textbook example by Aurich of Dresden. Forum approved. One tiny nick to the enamel on the bottom of the HJ diamond otherwise A.1. Otherwise VGC. Good price
WW2 GERMAN HITLER YOUTH NUMBERED PROFICIENCY BADGE Good example with nice age toning. Cupal. RZM and maker mkd. , " M1 / 101 ( Gustav Brehmer ). Members number 136 305. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN HJ (HITLER YOUTH) SPORTS VEST PATCH - RZM LABEL Very good example of the HJ sports vest insignia. Unused. GES GESCH mkd. and RZM label present Embroidered. Mint.
WW2 GERMAN HJ OBBERBANNFURHER SHOULDER BOARD Scarce Hitler Youth Obberbann leader's shoulder board c/w paper label to rear. Forum posted. Nice . V.G.C
WW2 GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE
WW2 GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE SILVER - BREHMER Very nice example by Gustav Brehmer. Vet bring back which has lain in a drawer since WW2 Retains most of it’s original finish. Forum posted and although unmarked has been 100% confirmed as Brehmer. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS - MARKED RING Nice EK2 brought back by a WW2 NAAFI officer from Berlin. C/w original ribbon Marked “65” on the ring. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN KREIGSMARINE ( NAVY ) HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE - FRENCH MADE Scarce French made example. Exceptional nice deep detail on this one. Zinc with some mercury gilding left to wreath. Stout pin as found on these ones. Part of a collection of Kreigsmarine bring backs by ex RM Commando, ( name to buyer ). V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN KREIGSMARINE BLOCKADE RUNNER BADGE - SCHWERIN Very good example retaining almost all finish inc. silvering to eagle. Nicely mkd on the back, " Fec Otto Placzek Berlin - Aus. S Schwerin, Berlin ". Coke bottle pin. Not the cheapest but condition wise it's right up there so worth the little bit more if you want above average condition. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN KREIGSMARINE BLOCKADE RUNNERS AWARD - SCHWERIN / OTTO FEC Blockade Runner Badge by Schwerin, Berlin - In tombac. Both ship and eagle retain retain their blackened and silvered finishes. Nicely maker marked, "Fec. Otto Placzek Berlin Ausf. Schwerin Berlin". Top quality , extremely fine condition. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN KREIGSMARINE CAP INSIGNIA Good genuine example. As per the Donald Duck cap but with prongs as opposed to stick pin. Forum posted thumbs up. Some service wear, salt water related loss to the gilding. Nice
WW2 GERMAN KREIGSMARINE DESTROYER BADGE/AWARD BY JFS Nicely detailed. Retaining approx. 50 % of it's gilding to outer wreath. Good percentage of gold gilding to back and still retaining the top uniform hook. JFS mkd.
WW2 GERMAN KREIGSMARINE MINE SWEEPERS AWARD Good honest example . Mercury gilded wreath finish approx 50% present. Water plume retains most finish. Zinc. Needle pin.
WW2 GERMAN KREIGSMARINE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE Good removed from tunic example. Bullion eagle for officers. Bullion slight dirty through service wear but undamaged. One of a number of Kreigsmarine items brought back by a Scottish Commando bringback. One Looker.
WW2 GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE BELT & BUCKLE Good One Look original combat belt and buckle set. "Been There" battle worn example.. Both belt and buckle leather tang with Kreigsmarine stamp. Buckle retains the apple green finish found on early examples to the back. Pebbled aluminium buckle c/w with it's maker mkd. and M stamp leather tang. Belt with same M stamp and swaz and owners name. Medium size. Always been together , not marraige of parts. Rare V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE DAGGER - EICKHORN Top quality Eickhorn Kreigsmarine dagger. British WW2 Royal Navy vet bring back . The fittings and cross-guard are gilded brass, with an anchor design on both sides. Blade release button on the maker marked side of the dagger. Good celluloid grip with no marks or cracks and c/w it's correct seven rows of twisted brass wire . Well detailed Naval eagle and wreathed swastika to the pommel Scabbard retains a good percentage of it's original gilded finish and is the lightning bolt type. There is a crease near the bottom which is very common with Kreigsmarine daggers. Blade has lovely acid etching with the Eickhorn nautical pattern and sharp Eickhorn logo. No pitting or finish loss. Slightly rounded tip, done at some point before the vet took it as it had never seen the light of day until he passed and it was found in a cupboard along with a couple of other items from his service. Top small scabbard screws absent. Felt cushion pad present. One Looker by a top maker at a great price. Overall V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN KYFFHAUSER BUND CAP EAGLE MAKER MKD. Near mint . Shaped to cap. 3 pins to reverse. Ges Gesch and "21" (Godet). mkd. to back.
WW2 GERMAN LUFTSCHUTZ MEDAL Good example of the 1st type aluminium version. Well detailed. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE BOMBER CLASP
WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE FLAK - OBERLEUTNANTS RED COLLAR TAB Removed from uniform and this one did'nt sit out the war ! Early war. Good quality. Buckram backed. Good combat worn example. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE FLAK RED COLLAR TAB Single tab. One gull wing. Long pins to back. Buckram backing. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE GENERALS CAP COCKCADE Extremely rare Luftwaffe Generals metal cap cockade. Couple of small areas of verdigris othwerwise VGC. Rear fixings present. Nicely toned. Rare V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE M40 - VET ART FORMER CHICKEN WIRE HELMET - ATTRIBUTED Super M40 American D Day vet bring back helmet. Helmet is a Quist 62 with lot number DN 137. This code ties in exactly with the helmet configuration in the Ice code book as having left the factory as a single decal Luft with zinc liner band and sheep skin media and dates it's manufacture to 1941. Soldiers name " Haupka " painted to rear apron. Evidence of chicken wire to crown. Good decal with swastika removed . To the front a red & white V ( for Victory ? ) and to the crown in small white painted lettering " Somewhere in France , June 1944 ". A copy of the American servicemans records comes with the sale. V.G.C. Really cool original vet art helmet.
WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE MEDICAL OFFICER - BLUE COLLAR TAB Oberleutnants bullion wire collar tab. Blue background. Early good quality with linen and buckram backing. Uniform removed. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS OFFICERS COLLAR TAB Leutnant rank with brown cloth for Signals. Buckram backed. Bullion wire. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN M35 PEA GREEN CAMO HELMET - DAK / SUD FRONT Beauty from my own collection. Pea green all over camo. ET64. Lot no. indistinct. Double banded aluminium liner band with squaure D rings. This is one of the colours used by the DAK but I believe also used in Italy. Double decal army. Both decals evident under the paint. Good liner and with nice stitch on cloth name tag. Original chin strap although broken. One Look original. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN M35 ARMY SINGLE DECAL HELMET Lovely clean, all complete army single decal M40 helmet. Good decal. Liner and maker mkd and dtd. chin strap. Now difficult to find clean untouched helmets like this. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN M35 DOUBLE DECAL REISSUE LUFTWAFFE HELMET Great looking helmet. Reissue M35 with good eagle decal and State shield present under the matt paint. Smooth blue paint visible . Good early sheepskin liner with size 56 stamp. Original draw string. Double banded aluminium liner band. ET 64. Lot No.3768. Correct block script and this helmet configures exactly with the Rice helmet code book which has it leaving the factory in 1937 as a double decal Luftwaffe ! Full length maker mkd. chin strap with aluminium buckle. Cracking never been tampered with helmet. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN M35 HELMET C/W ORIGINAL CAMO NET- ET 64 Nice original with it's period string net. Matt field grey paint to almost 100%, Nice condition hair oil darkened liner. Full length aluminium buckle maker mkd. chin strap, Looks like " Kampmann " and 1937 dtd.? Helmet net tucked up into the liner band . Few breaks on the outside but good overall.ET 64 , Lot no. 3660. Double banded aluminium liner band , square D rings. Nice early helmet
WW2 GERMAN M35 SAWDUST CAMO HELMET - ET 66 - KHARKOV Original M35 combat helmet with heavy textured sawdust camo. Found in 1985 in the vicinity of Kharkov along with a sniper rifle. Barn found condition. M40 zinc banded type liner, this in same battle worn condition commensurate with the helmet, split in liner band near right D ring.Leather a bit dry and some tongue ends a/f .Service wear and sweat staining. Shell with ET 66 stamping. Lot number not clear. Chinstrap with faint maker marks and interestingly one end is attached using a binocular stud.Aluminium buckle. One helmet pin a/f with one blade broken . Great looking combat vet from one of the most famous battles of the Eastern Front.
WW2 GERMAN M35 WINTER CAMO HELMET- RUSSIAN FRONT - ET64 Now extremely hard to find a genuine Russian front winter camo like this. 20 years ago I was was getting them from Demjansk like this regularly but not now. Bunker found condition so all complete but has the darkened liner and seam stitch rot you usually find with bunker helmets. All over hand brushed white camo. Full length chin strap. Early single banded aluminium liner band.Square D rings. One look original . ET 64 but Lot no. is unclear.
WW2 GERMAN M40 ARMY SINGLE DECAL HELMET- NS 64 - NAMED Nice original combat pick up from American vets footlocker. Good decal with bright silver eagle. Field grey paint.Crown with small round shrapnel dent. Original chin strap present but missing buckle and tip from long end. Good hair oil/sweat darkened liner , this with owners name and possibly unit details scratched into the leather. All tongue ends good and still with it's original draw string. NS 64 and lot no. D 129. This ties in with the Brian Ice book as having left the factory in early 1940 and with zinc band/sheep skin liner which this still has. Also confirms it as having been a single decal Heer. Good "Been There" helmet with no issues and configuring exactly as to how it left the factory.
WW2 GERMAN M42 COMBAT HELMET - ITALIAN CAMPAIGN ZIMMERIT CAMO Great looking "Been There" combat helmet. Rough finish Zimmerit tan & green as used in Italy. Originally this looks like it's been all over tan Southern Front camo then later the green has been added . The inside apron retains the tan colour . Dome stamp to crown. Large size 66 shell, CKL 66 - 5036. Size 58 liner, this a bit dry but all tongue ends complete and has the soldiers name " OLAR" applied in ink. Zinc liner band with some surface rust and all pins with no signs of tampering .No chin strap. Nice untouched example which turned up in Italy a number of years ago from a cellar.
WW2 GERMAN MAP - GRAZ - 1941 DTD. British vet bring back and just in from the grand son with a few other items he brought home. Graz in Austria. Wartime dtd. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN MATCHING COMPASS Classic German bakelite Marching compass of WW2. Excellent condition with no issues and works well. DRP quality control mkd.
WW2 GERMAN MINESWEEPER BADGE - R.K. Nice One Look original, completely untouched. Correct long tapered pin to back with " R.K. " When you lift the pin you can see a difference in colour in the shape of the pin which is really nice to find. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN MOTHER CROSS GOLD AWARD WITH ORIGINAL RIBBON Good example with it's gilded finish and no enamel damage. Good proportion of it's original ribbon. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN MOTHER'S CROSS 3RD CLASS BRONZE AWARD Good condition bronze Mutters Kreuz. No enamel damage and good section of original ribbon.
WW2 GERMAN MOTHERS CROSS 1ST CLASS GOLD AWARD Very good honest example. Comes with original ribbon. No damage to the enamel
WW2 GERMAN MOTHERS CROSS BRONZE GRADE Good example in bronze. No chips to the enamel. Original ribbon. Nice uncleaned age toning. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN MOTHERS CROSS MINIATURE IN BRONZE Nicely mounted Mutters Cross miniature. Nice bow. No pin on back. Scarce.
WW2 GERMAN MOUNTED MEDAL SET C/W BUTTON MINIATURES Nice court mounted medal pair comprising KVK2 with Swords for Combatants and Entry into Czechslovakia. C/w buttonhole ribbons, KVK with metal swords. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN NATIONAL RAILWAY POLICE CAP INSIGNIA
WW2 GERMAN NAVY KREIGSMARINE ENGINEER OFFICERS TRADE PATCH Kriegsmarine Engineer Room Specialist Officer’s Career Sleeve Patch. Vet bring back , one of a number of items which were a direct vets family purchase. Removed from uniform. Light service wear. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN NSDAP 1936 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE RETURN OF THE REICHSPARTEITAG WEIMAR BADGE Fine example 1926-1936 “10 Jahre Wiederkehr des Reichsparteitag Weimar” badge in heavy brass. Maker marked “H. Wernstein, Jena” to rear. Large size 4.9 cm diameter.
WW2 GERMAN NSDAP 1938 KREISTAG DAY BAGE Nice pressed NSDAP tinnie. Retaining almost all it’s silver finish.
WW2 GERMAN NSDAP BADGE - CARL POELLATH Nice One Look original. Painted zinc version. RZM and M1/103 (Carl Poellath, Schrobenhausen) marked to rear. Uncleaned with nice age toning . V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN NSDAP BADGE - KARL WÜRSTER Scarce maker. Enamel version in good condition. RZM and M1 / 34 (Karl Wurster Markneukirchen) marked to rear. Has the correct rectangular " D.A.P.". No damage. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN PANZER ASSAULT BADGE BRONZE AWARD - MAKER MKD. Good original early war bronze PAB. Maker mkd. " A.S. ". Well detailed. One Look original but Forum posted for extra authenticity check ( WAF ) and it's a Real One. Good percentage of finish remaining. Tip of the pin sharpened. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN PANZER CREWMAN POSTCARD - WILLNER Nice depiction of a Panzer tank driver. WW2 original. Great condition.
WW2 GERMAN POLICE 1942 LAPEL BADGE Good zinc example. One Look original. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN POLIZEI CAP EAGLE Direct vet bring back. Near mint apart from one pin absent. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN POLIZEI GORGET - VET BRINGBACK Good example, uncleaned and straight from vets son a couple of years ago along with other items. Radium still glows in the dark. Backing cloth of the late war type. Great condition and will clean up nicely if desired. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN POLIZEI VISOR CAP Clean example of a man's cap with no moth or damage. Good size 57. Nice shape with high front.Green colour body with green piping. Nice interior showing light service wear. Celluloid diamond to crown and clear maker details.Owners name" Popp" applied in ink. Has the waxed orange lining often encountered on SS issue caps. This is a really lovely cap overall. Insignia is genuine although I suspect the eagle has been removed at some time as the prongs are through the lining. Other than that a faultless example which ticks all the boxes.
WW2 GERMAN POSTCARD - HANS DETLEFF Original Willrich postcard featuring Hauptmann Hans Detleff von Cossel. Great condition.
WW2 GERMAN POSTCARD - KC - SCHMÖLZER Willrich postcard of Gerbirgsjager Knights Cross winner, Oberwachtmeister Schmölzer. VDA. Sketch type. Nice depiction with short peak Gerbirgsjager cap and KC. Great condition.
WW2 GERMAN POSTCARD - ROTHENBURG - SCARCE One of the rarer cards in the Willner range. Panzer officer Oberst Rothenburg. Shows him with Panzer collar tabs and KC. Great condition.
WW2 GERMAN RAD HEWER Early ( 1938 ) RAD mans hewer by Carl Julius Krebs. Early nickel fittings. Nice clean blade with good acid etching to motto. Ricasso with makers logo, Ges. Gesch and RAD triangle. Issues with this one are, the the hanger attaching loop has been re attached period and one handle screw is a modern replacement. I'm also not sure the scabbard furniture small screws are original ? Back to the good bits. Really nice deeply etched RAD device and scrolls to the top and bottom scabbard mounts. Original black paint. Nice stag horn grips. Other than the issues mentioned this is a good example. None of the buffed blade, repainted scabbard issues often found on these. Priced fairly. A top example these days is fetching £800/900 pounds so at around half of that this is a good buy.
WW2 GERMAN REICHS BAHN COLLAR BADGE From an officials collar tab . Die struck with nice toning and detail. 4 prongs to back. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN REICHSBAHN RAILWAY COLLAR BADGE Winged railway wheel. Toned . All 4 tang fixings present. Good condition.
WW2 GERMAN RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL Good early example of the " Frozen Meat " medal. Original ribbon. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL - MARKED RING Nice early example which was brought back with other items by a WW2 NAAFI officer who served in the Great War. Marked ring. Original ribbon. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN SA 1939 DAY BADGE - MAKER MKD.RZM & CODED Nice SA Day Badge. Storm Trooper and Roman heads in relief. Profusely mkd. on the back. Maker Lauer - Nurnburg and Berlin. RZM mkd. and Manufacturer code M9 / 3. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN SA DAGGER - VERY RARE - BULLDOG Extremely rare maker and known as the "Bulldog". The maker is Gbr. Halbach with subsidiary c. Bienin & Co. This one scores 8 on the rarity scale on the Mc Sarr rare dagger list. Straight from the British vets son. Soldier was a Black Watch P.O.W. liberated by the Russians at the end of the war. Handle is good, the insignia is good. Early nickel fittings, crossguard with Gau mark " Ha "( Mecklenburg ). Scabbard metal parts are good and to the front, 40% of the original finish and 20% to the rear. Blade with runner marks but retaining it's bright finish. Crisp motto etching and excellent Bulldog trade mark. Better condition daggers out there so it's a trade off , rarity v condition. One Look early ( 1933 - 36 ) original.
WW2 GERMAN SA SPORTS AWARD Very nice pre war tombak example by rare maker . Recipient number . Nicely age toned. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN SILVER WOUND BADGE - MARKED L/21 FOERSTER & BARTH Late war zinc example. Good honest badge.
WW2 GERMAN SINGLE DECAL LARGE ARMY HELMET - NS68 - DN22 Cracking extra large size 68 shell M40 with field grey drab finish.Toned army decal. Liner dry with some tongue ends a/f. Full length original chin strap with aluminium buckle. Double banded aluminium liner band with square D rings so I would presume a early 40 shell using the earlier M35 components. Rice helmet code book confirms this helmet left the factory as a single decal army. Straight out the American vets foot locker and fresh to the market. Scarce is this very large size.
WW2 GERMAN SOLDIERS IN NORDEN ( NORTH ) - 1945 DIARY German Jahr Buche ( diary ) for Norden 1945. Reich eagle to front cover with B & W photos of senior officers. Only one entry being a girls name and address. The back pages contain useful information for troops with conversion tables etc. Direct vet bring back. A bit dog eared but otherwise V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN SS MANS BELT BUCKLE - ASSMANN - ARDENNES Another American vet bring back. Rare Assmann SS mans buckle. Retaining a good percentage of original green paint finish to front and almost all on the back.Marked under the roller " 155 / 43 and with SS runes within a double circle. This one is a real One Look combat vet and with provenance tying it to the Battle of the Bulge. This is one you can sleep at night knowing it's the Real Deal.
WW2 GERMAN SS TOTENKOPF CARVED SKULL WATCH FOB Beautifully hand carved TK skull . This one from a vet's wife in Austria and according to her worn by her husband until he died. I've held on to this for a few years as the rest of his items were supposed to be coming to me but as the old lady has now passed on I think it unlikely. I've also seen these on a knurled stick pin for lapel wear. A rare and genuine item. Super rare. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN STAHLHELM BUND EDELWEISS BADGE Rare piece and being most likely from an alpine stick due to it's curved shape. Very well detailed and has the Stahlhelm Bund helmet atop an edelweiss. Has Munich 1929 so presumably for a rally ? No fixings to the back. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN SWASTIKA STICK PIN Plated Swastika stick pin. Plain short pin. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN U BOAT BADGE - DUEMER One look original but forum posted on WAF just to be sure. Unmarked Duemer. Zinc. This one has been nicely shaped to the uniform so it would'nt catch on things. Great " Been There " example . V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN U BOAT BADGE - GWL Good example by “GWL” . Logo in a circle for Gebruder Wegerhoff, Ludenscheid. Good amount of finish left. Forum posted and all good. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN U BOAT COMMANDERS BINOCULARS - ERNST LEITZ BEH 8 X 60 A very scarce original pair of the Ernst Leitz 'BeH' 8x60 binoculars, which were issued by the Kriegsmarine exclusively to U-Boat commanders! Regarded as superior to the Zeiss model and do not require a screwdriver to adjust the focus. Good Been There" condition. Rubber armour present with typical age related wear . Still has the eyepiece lense caps which are usually absent. Lenses are slightly fogged but no scratches or dirt. BEH mkd to top under rubber armour. Leather neck sling. Circa 1944. All original wartime, no replaced rubber. Very fair price. V.G.C. for age.
WW2 GERMAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION (SOLDATENBUND) BREAST EAGLE A stamped alloy, silver-washed eagle. Wingspan is 95mm. Eagle with a wreathed, mobile swastika in its talons, and a Iron Cross to its breast (with black painted centre), Long crossed swords, left facing eagle.Substantial pin and hook to rear. Streaking on wings as found on originals. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN VISOR CAP COCKADE Metal cap cockade and roundel for the visor cap. D.R.G.M. mkd. Both fixing pins present. Nicely age toned. Early example. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN VISOR CAP COCKADE Marked 16 - GES.GESCH. to rear. One pin absent otherwise in very good condtion. Ges. Gesch and maker mark 16 ( Alois Rettenmaier, Schwabish - Gmund ) Very nice one this . Good detail and construction.
WW2 GERMAN WAR MERIT CROSS 2ND CLASS WITHOUT SWORDS 2nd Class example without swords for non combatants. Nice age toning. No rubbing or damage. Original ribbon. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN WAR MERIT MEDAL WW2 War Merit medal. Great condition. Original long ribbon.
WW2 GERMAN WEHRPASS A lot of entries in this one. Made out to an individual serving with Wehrbezirks Erfurt (Military District Command ). Attempted De Natzifield eagle on the front cover. Condition fair.
WW2 GERMAN WOMENS WORK MEMBERSHIP BADGE Deutsche Frauenwerk membership badge. A subsidiary organisation of the Frauenschaft. Triangular shape with black enamel background. Runic symbol and sun wheel swastika in silver. Nicely mkd to back with
WW2 GERMAN- K.I.A. - IRON CROSS MEDAL WITH CITATION & PHOTO Grouping to a EK2 recipient K.I.A. Medal and citation, rare Death scroll and period photo of the soldiers grave with large wooden Iron Cross. Corporal Adolf Hildinger - 8th Infantry Rgt. Death scroll with " During the Fight for Freedom Died ". Nice clean medal with unmarked ring and original ribbon. V.G.C.
WW2 GERMAN/AUSTRIAN FRONT SOLDIERS 1937 WELS DAY BADGE Superb looking. Thin die struck sheet brass. Nice relief on text and soldiers. Nice age toning.
WW2 GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY BADGE Nice WW2 Glasgow Hldrs. cap badge. Rubbing to edge of " Light " scroll. Nice age toning. V.G.C.
WW2 GLASGOW YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Scarce. Very well detailed. Slider back. Die struck. V.G.C.
WW2 GLENALMOND O.T.C. (OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS) SHOULDER TITLE Nice original brass shoulder title. Real Deal, not one of the many fake titles that has now pervaded the market place.
WW2 GORDON HIGHLANDERS “GORDONS” COLLAR PAIR WW2 or earlier matched pair of " GORDONS " titles in brass. Hex lugs. These are as nice as they come. Hex lugs indicate an early manufacture date so likely Inter war into WW2. V.G.C.
WW2 GORDON HIGHLANDERS H.Q. FLAG Excellent condition flag. Correct rough linen with painted Regimental device of Marquis of Huntly stag with Kings Crown and motto "By Dand". To the bottom "Gordon Highlanders". Original rope ties. Measures approx. 4 feet by 2 foot 6 inches
WW2 GORDON HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS TAM O SHANTER WITH H/M SILVER BADGE BY GAUNT Beautiful bonnet and badge. Private purchase brushed wool officer pattern bonnet I suspect by Anderson of Edinburgh. Quilted interior to crown. Good size 56/57. No moth or damage. Silver badge with hallmarks for Birmingham 1943 and " J.R.G.S." marked which is J.R. Gaunt and Sons and as usual with them ,the quality and detail is exceptional. Left with the age toning to the silver but will clean up beautifully if desired. Mounted on a double layer of Regimental tartan. You will be hard puched to find a better example. Rare. V.G.C.
WW2 GORDON HIGHLANDERS SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Nice pair. Brass.
WW2 GORDON HLDRS OFFICERS BOMBAY BOWLER A scarce piece of early war headgear favoured by officers. Polo style helmet. This one especially good as it comes with it's original to it, pin back Gordons pagri badge, a rarity in it's own right. Calcutta made. Size 56/57. No leather crown strap but evidence of it having been there , otherwise condition is very good. Usually if these turn up they're to RAF,Artillery or the like but extremely rare to find a Gordons example.
WW2 GORDON HLDRS. OFFICERS HELMET - ATTRIBUTED Exceedingly rare helmet with silver decal of a Gordons badge. Fine helmet net. Similar helmet featured on page 108 of B.L.Davis book, British Army uniforms and insignia of WW2. Name of the Lt. Col. who owned it to the inside on a cloth embroidered label. I am including his gas mask in the sale with the same label to the haversack. I doubt you will find another of these as they were only used by officers only for a brief period at the start of the war. Excellent condition
WW2 GORDONS CHROMED CAP BADGE C/W ORIGINAL TARTAN PATCH Scarce heavy cast example which has likely been in theatre madin North Africa or India. Heavy chrome finish. Slightly curved to sit nice on the Tam O Shanter. This soldier done. Original to it period tartan patch which has been "Fringed" at the edges to give it a bit of attitude. Likely a pipers badge. Not your usual £14 Gordons badge Beautiful !
WW2 GRENADIER GUARDS - BRASS / ENAMEL STICKPIN Nice thing. Toned brass with blue enamelled scroll reading " Grenadier Guards " Stick pin with safety retainer to bottom.
WW2 H.L.I (HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY) ECONOMY PLASTIC BADGE Good condition scarce plastic economy badge circa WW2. No distotion. Blades good on the back. Non maker mkd. V.G.C.
WW2 HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE Scarce WW2 plastic economy cap badge. Good condition , no distortion. Good blades.Nice non marker example.
WW2 HOME FRONT GPO HELMET One of the rarest and most sought after Home Front helmets. Early war shiny grey green paint. GPO ( General Post Office ) stencilled to front. Maker mkd. U.S.S. and 1941 dated shell. 3 holes either side of the apron denoting a B Grade helmet. Good liner and chin strap. V.G.C.
WW2 HOME GUARD PRINTED SHOULDER TITLE Good removed from uniform example. Printed. V.G.C.
WW2 INNISKILLING FUSILIERS COLLAR BADGE Nice 2 piece bi metal example with flag right for WW2. Very well detailed.Dark age toning. No rubbing. Flaming bomb with Inniskilling Castle and scroll underneath with "INNISKILLING " Possibly officers.
WW2 IRVIN FLYING JACKET - ALL ORIGINAL - WEARABLE Good late war example of the classic Irvin, never treated with leather cleaner etc. so retains it's proper brown chromed finish. All 3 zips are original Lightning ones and are very good, one missing it's leather puller. Sheepskin good. Original hanging chain. Unusually , no repairs on this one and no stitching faults I've been wearing it and I reckon , looked after it has a long time in that condition as it's one of the most robust jackets I've had. A bit dusty as it's straight out the weeds after years in storage but will clean up nice if desired but personally I like that great aged untouched look. Size is, 38" chest to suit 5'6" to 5' 8". Sleeve length shoulder to cuff 21 and a half inches. Back shoulder to shoulder 18inches. Length of back 22 inches. V.G.C.
WW2 ISSUE BRITISH OFFICERS JUNGLE GREEN JUMPER - RARE A rare piece of British jungle green uniform being the medium weight knitted pullover.Officers pattern with 2 button V neck, reinforced elbows . These pullovers were worn at night when the temperature could drop considerably. The jumper is in near mint condition with clear makers label and and dtd. for February 1945.There's also another stamp to the inside bottom " C - 544", with WD arrow in the middle. Possibly Indian made but pukka issue not private purchase. I have the name of the officer who wore this and it will be given to the buyer. This is in excellent condition and is a medium to large size.
WW2 K.O.S.B. (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) GLENGARRY Wartime original. Wool diced band with a few small moth nips. Original to it cap badge, this I've left with it's untouched age toning. Lining has had the crown part deliberately torn out by the soldier so possibly used in a hot climate ? Painted "KOSB" and number. inside. No tails or touree but a good 100% original to the KOSB confirmed by the painted letters. Good size 56/57
WW2 KOSB (KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS) OFFICERS GLENGARRY
WW2 KREIGSMARINE DONALD DUCK CAP 2 PIECE INSIGNIA WWII German Nazi Kriegsmarine EM/NCO'S "Donald Duck" Cap Insignia Mannschaftsmütze Abzeichen. Retaining a good percentage of the original gilded finish. Prongs to the back good. Backing plate for roundel still present. Good " Been There " example.
WW2 LEATHER JERKIN 1939 DTD. - FAR EAST - INDIAN MADE VERSION. WW2 Indian made version of the classic British Combat Leather Jerkin. Unlined and used extensively in hotter climates such as the Far East and the Mediterranean theatres. Full complement of brass General Service buttons. Black paint stamp with "CD." Stamped to inside leather with 1939 date and maker details. Rare early one as most date from the 1940's. V.G.C.
WW2 LOVAT SCOUTS CAP BADGE Very nice condition. Die struck with sharp detail. Nicely age toned. No rubbing or damage. Correct " Je Suis Prest " motto. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW2 MEDAL RIBBON 3 Nice 3 ribbon bar from the same house as the other I have listed. Defence medal 39/45 and Pacific with rosette. V.G.C.
WW2 MEDAL RIBBON 4 - ARGYLLS OFFICER ATTRIBUTED Nice 4 award ribbon bar, comprises Pacific Star with Rosette. 1939/45 Star, War Medal c/w M.I.D. acorn and Defence Medal . From the family, nam of the officer to buyer. V.G.C.
WW2 NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE LEADERS HOME FRONT HELMET A very good example of a WW2 National Fire Service helmet with red band indicating a rank above that of a normal fireman. The Helmet is in khaki brown paint with the NFS decal to front Red rank band around circumference of helmet. NFS decal to front . Liner is dated 1940 and BMB and the apron of the helmet is profusely stamped. Web chinstap in good order as is the liner. V.G.C.
WW2 NORTH HIGHLAND DISTRICT SCOTTISH FORMATION SIGN - ATTRIBUTED Just in from an Argylls family. Soldier was a D Day vet and continued serving into the 1960's. Removed from uniform Formation sign . Embroidered. ( Name of soldier to buyer with copy photo and service details ) V.G.C.
WW2 OSS STILETTO This extremely rare knife was reported to be issued to OSS troops during WW2 and post war during the Bay of pigs invasion of Cuba. Although issued only to US troops it is British made and is almost identical to the FS knife. It is an all black knife with the blade and bronze grip being chemically blackened, unlike the FS knives the knurling on the hilt extends to the crossguard. The blade is hand drawn and is 6 5/8 long, overall length is 11 1/2\". The scabbard is of novel construction with a \"pancake flapper\" steel belt frog with a rubber retaining ring for the hilt. The frog base is is elongated and is bent upwards at the tip to enclose the leather body. The pancake flapper is unusual in having two slots instead of four, this appears to be a factory modification since the edges still retain vestiges of their original green paint. Ref. page 161 of US Military Knives, Book III by MH Cole.
WW2 POLISH (ARMY IN EXILE - FREE POLISH FORCES) CAP BADGE Nice WW2 example. Both rear prongs present. Nice age toning. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
WW2 POLISH 2ND CORPS OFFICERS PATCH Sirena ( Maid of Warsaw ) sleeve or breast badge. From the estate of a Recce Corps officer attached to Polish 2nd Corps. MID for actions on Monte Cassino. Name of officer to buyer. Couple of moth nips, removed from uniform. Rare officer example with silver bullion wire. Issued to units attached to 2nd Polish in North Africa and Italy. G.C.
WW2 POLISH ARMOURED CORPS BERET - ITALIAN CAMPAIGN Rare Polish tankers beret. Original cloth beret badge with metal vertical stripe below for a Lance Corporal. Beret is in great condition although the soldier removed the liner as they often did. Nice shape and good medium size. The soldier was a vet of the Italian Campaign and the 2nd Polish were at Monte Cassino. He settled in Perth post WW2. This came straight via the house clearers to a local collector many years ago. V.G.C. Cheaper and much rarer than an Airborne beret.
WW2 POLISH ARMY IN EXILE CAP BADGE Nice example of this scarce badge which has been nicely shaped for the cap. Free Polish forces (Army in Exile) One prong to the back absent otherwise as nice as they come.
WW2 POLISH CAP BADGE
WW2 POLISH GAS MASK 1939 DATED Very rare respirator . Brought into service just prior to the Blitzkreig on Poland. Good condition and nicely marked up. V.G.C.
WW2 PRINTED TANKERS SLEEVE BADGE - REMOVED FROM UNIFORM Sought after scarce printed sleeve badge which was uniform removed. From the estate of a WW2 officer who served in various tank units in North Africa and Italy. V.G.C.
WW2 QUEEN VICTORIA SCHOOL CAP BADGE Very nice w/m example with Kings Crown. Fine detail. Die struck. No rubbing or damage. Scarce. V.G.C.
WW2 R.A. BERET BADGE - SLIDER & LUGS - DOWLER B/HAM Scarce badge. Small size for beret. Dowler made and mkd. 2 lugs and slider to back. Some polishing to high points .
WW2 RAAF (ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE) BRONZE BADGE Nice Australian RAAF cap badge. Toned brass. Well detailed. Old polish residue. V.G.C.
WW2 RAF (ROYAL AIR FORCE) BADGE
WW2 RAF BRITISH DITCHING WHISTLE Good example retaining it's original chromed finish. Nicely mkd. to both sides, " A.M. 23/230" and Crown, the opposite side with " 293/14/L1795 " . C/w keyring attachment. As nice as they come. V.G.C.
WW2 RAF CAP BADGE & DOG TAG Came together so go out together. Nice one mans items. Cap badge with some polishing to high spots. Grey fibre disk
WW2 RAF CHAPLAINS CAP BADGE - GAUNT Extremely rare and in super condition. High quality as usual from Gaunt. Maker mkd. to back. Stout pin fixing. V.G.C.
WW2 RAF FAR EAST SLOUCH HAT - 1944 DTD. Straight out the Far East this one. Nice condition with some sweat and light service wear. Size 7. Felt good. Puggaree with RAF flash. Never had an upturned edge like most RAF examples and has a cracking shape with down turned brim at the front. Part chin strap to one side. 4 metal vent holes to each side. Leather sweat band nicely marked up and in good condition, Mkd "M . 121 - Fur Felt 1944 - patent serial N2116 305 . Great looking piece. V.G.C.
WW2 RAF REGIMENT - GOLD SWEETHEART & PHOTO GROUP Nice grouping comprising, Stamped "375" (9ct) bar also with makers stamp holding a beautiful polished wood frame with serviceman in uniform 2 period photos, one looks like in North Africa. Both , In Uniform of the soldier. Price reduced, any less I'd be giving it away especially with a gold hanger. VGC
WW2 RAF SLEEVE INSIGNIA Good embroidered example. Silk or rayon backing . Removed from uniform. V.G.C.
WW2 RAF. DINGHY / DITCHING KIT - FIRST AID BOX Scarce piece carried by bombers in event of ditching. Measures appro,x. 18 x 15 x 8cm. RAF blue painted exterior with hinged lid. To the lid , a Red Cross , AM ( Air Ministry ) and "FIRST AID OUTFIT - AIRCRAFT DINGHY LARGE (4 - 10 MEN) - BOTTOM LEFT BRIGHT FOR HELIOGRAPH PURPOSES ". Retains most of it's original paint and is in better condition than most I see. V.G.C.
WW2 RECCE CORPS OFFICERS UNIFORM - ATTRIBUTED Not often these days you manage to find a complete uniform Estate fresh. Scottish officer from Auchterarder who enlisted in Perth in 1943 and saw extensive action in Italy where he got a M.I.D. for actions on Monte Cassino while attached to 2nd Polish Corps. Uniform comprises, Officers Service Dress tunic and trousers. The tunic is wonderfully badged up with silver Recce collars, Recce buttons, ribbon bar, Polish bullion breast badge and with matching shoulder pips for a Captain. Recce lanyard, still with his whistle attached. Good size approx. medium to large. Officers Sam Browne belt.Soldiers name applied to the leather tang. Green Recce beret with silver badge and rare Dundee maker. Officers peaked cap with London maker details . Silver badge to front. Officers brushed wool combat shirt. Officers greatcoat with Recce buttons and rare Dundee maker. There is also a number of personal items with the sale. inc. his enlistment document, leather covered hip flask, razor and various other effects. This is totally as it came out the house, no additions, subtractions or enhancements.It's moth free and in a condition I rarely see these days. Rare V.G.C.
WW2 RECONNAISSANCE CORPS GREEN BERET - ATTRIBUTED Superb Estate Fresh officers Recce Corps beret. Green wool body, maker mkd. to the quilted crown. Silver beret badge. Size approx. 55. Name of officer to buyer. He was M.I.D. for actions while attached to the 2nd Polish at Monte Cassino. Very Rare V.G.C.
WW2 ROYAL AIR FORCE SWEETHEART PENDANT Nice swing pendant in 1920's Art Deco style. All gilding and enamel good. V.G.C.
WW2 ROYAL DRAGOONS SHOULDER TITLE PAIR Good matched pair of brass titles. Hex lugs.Introduced in 1921 V.G.C.
WW2 ROYAL NAVY PATCHES X 2 Two period patches from a wartime school boys collection. One with anchor and the other is for an officers Steward. V.G.C.
WW2 ROYAL NAVY PETTY OFFICERS CAP INSIGNIA Nice padded example as worn on the peaked cap. V.G.C.
WW2 ROYAL NAVY JACK KNIFE - RODGERS - 1943 DATED Good 1943 dtd. example by Rodgers of Sheffield. Mkd. marlin spike. Uncleaned. Blade good with some darkening but not honed to death. No springing to joints. Owners name to handle. Steel lanyard ring. V.G.C.
WW2 ROYAL NAVY PETTY OFFICERS SLEEVE BADGE Good Removed from Uniform example. KC with crossed anchors below. From a wartime schoolboys badge collection. V.G.C.
WW2 ROYAL NAVY WRITERS BULLION SLEEVE BADGE Good uniform removed example. Gold bullion on black. V.G.C.
WW2 ROYAL SCOTS CAP BADGE ON ORIGINAL TARTAN PATCH Good example of an o/r's cap badge. Chunky and well detailed. On it's original Tam O Shanter patch in Regimental Hunting Stewart tartan, this with some damage but is original to the badge.
WW2 ROYAL SCOTS OFFICERS S/P CAP BADGE - GAUNT Silver plated officers cap badge. Unusual this one in that it has old faded red felt to the centre as opposed to green enamel. Likely during it's working life the enamel perhaps got damaged and this was the soldiers field repair? Marked to the rear with a large P (Plated) and J.R.Gaunt London.
WW2 ROYAL SCOTS PLASTIC ECONOMY BADGE - STANLEY - WALSALL Good condition with no distortion or flaking. Good blades and maker mkd. for Stanley of Walsall. V.G.C.
WW2 ROYAL SCOTS PLASTIC ECONOMY GLENGARRY BADGE Nice example. Maker marked to rear. 2 blades. V.G.C.
WW2 ROYAL TANK REGIMENT CAP BADGE C/W RARE MAKER MKD. BACKING PLATE Nice badge, shaped for the beret. What makes this one really nice is the engraved brass back plate with Bovington Camp retailer details in black lettering. Rarity.
WW2 RUR OFFICERS/SNCO'S CAP BADGE - AIR LANDING BTN. Extremely rare badge. Worn only by officers and SNCO'S of the Royal Ulster Rifles. Correctly marked to the back, "Sterling Silver" This came with the sleeve insignia in my other listing. Name of the officer to buyer. Excellent condition.
WW2 RUSSIAN FRONT GERMAN WW2 M35 SNOW CAMO RELIC - DEMJANSK Snow camo winter warfare M35 with good solid shell, liner band and remains of leather liner. Recovered back in the day by Spin from the 290th Infantry Div. positions in the Demjansk Pocket.Outline of army decal to left side. These helmets are all gone now so a good chance to get an attributable Russian Front combat helmet at a good price.
WW2 SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE Nice white metal example. 2 lugs to back. V.G.C.
WW2 SEAFORTH HLDRS. OFFICERS DECALLED TOMMY HELMET These are the rarest of all WW2 helmets. Only worn briefly by officers at the outset of the war. Seaforth Highlanders decal to one side. Super rare.
WW2 SEAFORTH HLDRS. OFFICERS TAM O SHANTER C/W 4 PIECE BADGE Beautiful Tam by Anderson of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Officer pattern in brushed wool and still with it's original to it 4 piece officers badge in unmarked silver.Badge correctly mounted on Mc Kenzie tartan patch. Large size, approx. 59. No moth or damage and with some slight service wear to the inside. V.G.C.
WW2 SILVER & GILDED OFFICERS TANK COLLAR Beautifully made. High end quality. Silver tank with gilded outer wreath. 2-piece construction. Kings crown. J & Co stamped to rear. V.G.C.
WW2 SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE CAP BADGE Nicely age toned bronze colour. Lugs. Old polish residue to back. V.G.C.
WW2 SOUTH AFRICAN Q SERVICES CAP BADGE Nice original . Toned copper finish. Slider. v.g.c.
WW2 SWAN SHOULDER PATCH
WW2 TAYOR & HOBSON 1943 DTD. BINOCULARS ( NAVAL USE ? ) Great pair of binos with sharp clear lenses. Grey overpainted which is I suspect, for naval use. Nice clear markings. All crackling good. Details easily made out under the grey wash. Original web neck strap. V.G.C.
WW2 TRANSITIONAL BRITISH HELMET WITH SACKING COVER Very rare helmet being a smooth paint 1930's Tommy helmet with a WW1 Brodie liner. I've had other examples where the shell has been WW1 and the liner WW2 . Pre war smooth brown paint, this over the top rivet on the exterior of the helmet so marraige done at factory level. Brodie liner has the red Brodie stamp inside and top rubber doughnut although the wool over that is absent. Original to the helmet 4 panel sacking cover, this in nice condition with drawstring drawn tight . All original pre/early war variant. V.G.C.
WW2 US MARINE CORPS BRASS CAP BADGE United States Marine Corp Cap Badge for enlisted men. One piece brass construction. The reverse with screw back/ washer original fixings. Nicely age toned. V.G.C.
WW2 WESTERN DESERT - BATTLE OF WADI AKARIT -19TH BTY R.A.- CANNON -TRENCH ART Super piece attributed to artillery unit on one side and Wadi Akarit on the other. 1943 Dated " Wheels " with artillery buttons. 303 Bullets for the tail. 1942 dtd 50 cal casing for barrel Well made original piece from a very famous battle. V.G.C.
WW2 WHS GERMAN STICK PIN Winter Help book related stick pin. Good quality with plated finish and good detail. V.G.C.
WW2 WOUND STRIP
WW2 YORKSHIRE RGT. ( GREEN HOWARDS ) CAP BADGE - MAKER MKD. Nice silver plated example with maker mkd. slider B & P ( Brent & Parker ) Birmingham. Good detail , circa WW1. Uncleaned with old polish residue to back. V.G.C.
Y - FIFE & FORFAR BRASS SHOULDER TITLE Good example. 3 lugs. No rubbing or damage. V.G.C.
Y LANARK ( LANARKSHIRE YEO. ) SHOULDER TITLE Nice genuine example. Toned brass. Hex lugs. V.G.C.
ZEISS 7 BY 50 H - T TYPE U BOAT BINOS. - VET BRING BACK Just bought from former British Dispatch Riders son and brought back by the vet and have been with the family ever since. Way above the standard usually found these days with no damage to black crackling. Markings still retaining their original white paint. Clear lenses. Original neck sling and also fitted with a uniform suspension tab. Couple of dings to the eyepieces otherwise very good and 100% as found.