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1923 Italian Photo Album, La Fiera Di Padova Se.L'on Benito Mussolini Large leather photo album that was purchase during the large Expo in 1923 at Padova, 23 was the first time Mussolini visited the show as a dignitary. The album appears to be images taken from a film of the time, the pictures are all very sharp and detailed. I have not had time to try and research the album, hopefully the new owner will be able to. All photos are present but a couple are loose.
1957 Pattern Iron Cross First Class. In very nice condition three piece cross with a super clean undamaged factory paint finish to the iron centre. The frame has very little patina, the rear has its original hardware with minimal verdigris. Appears to be an S&L made medal.
25 Year Faithfull Service Medal Document. In nice condition, clear details, clear embossed eagle stamp to the bottom left corner.
Bayonet Frog, British, 1937 Pattern, 1944 Dated. Indian made, mint condition, clear maker and date to the rear.
British Officers Miniture Portrait. The miniture is nicely executed if not a little naive, it reminds me off certain Indian paintings, detail is fine and the likeness does look realistic. The front glass is undamaged as is the thin brass surround, the back is a bit damaged. I have not tried removing the backing as the painting in my opinion is on thin stock paper and not ivory, trying to remove the back might just damage the portrait which might over time have adhered to the glass. The box is made by the firm Mellship and Harris, its damaged , it looks as if two smaller brooch size minitures were on either side of the larger portrait but m afraid they have gone. The sale is for a nice hand painted miniture of an Officer in uniform, ofcourse the tired case is included. ITEM WAS £150
Court Mounted Entry Into Czechoslovak Medal Single court mounted example thats in very nice condition with a sharp strike and all of its finish. Rear fixing pin in working condition.
Early Half Size Deutsche Jungvolk Buckle and Drum Hanger. Super example of a DJ buckle and hanger that were produced during the early years of the organisation, pre 33 perhaps. The buckle i have not seen myself before and its what i would call the American type with rear clutch for fastening to the belt, buckle has no akers marks but is in nice condition with surface scratches only,the original leather belt is still attached to the back but has lost some of its length and is well secured to the rear cluth, i cannot move the clutch and will leave this to the new owner if they wish to free it. Found with the belt and buckle is a half size drum hanger thats again in very nice condition, last picture is to compare a normal drum hanger size next to this example. A very njice early set.
Fantastic Very Early Hitler Youth Group Photo Very good early photograph of a group of HJ members, i belive it must date from 1933 or earlier, the uniform detail is just super. The youths are wearing a mixture of early diffrent coloured caps and shirts, diffrent belt buckles and even an open claw buckle with cross strap. Cap insignia appears to be the early political eagle and one at least wearing the early round HJ members badge on his cap. Breeches are being worn including one lad with putees.Most seem to be wearing ties and not the usual HJ scarf. I could go on here but im sure you will find the detal just as good as i have. Photo is in very good condition but has one bend to the top right corner. Measure 4.5 x 3.5 inches Free Postage and Packaging.
German M34 Feuerwehr Helmet. Wartime example thats in very good condition, i would say that the lid has over 90% of its original black finish, inside and out. Liner is in supple condition, named to the top crown pad, liner is size stamped 54. The chinstrap is complete and looks to be a late war pig skin type. Sadley both decals have been neatly scrapped away.
German M35 Helmet, Double Decal Over Paint. The re-issued paint to the outside shell rates at over 90% complete, some marks have gone down to the metal which have taken on dark patina, the earlier factory finish can be seen under the over paint in certain areas. Both decals were painted over, these can clearly be seen under the paint, a bit of the eagles feathers have been exposed, no attempt to uncover these have taken place. The liner pins are the early type and as usual have loss of there finish, they are all tight and never been tampered with. The inside paint job rates at nearly 100% complete. Leather liner is complete, used but not abused and has a strong dark brown colour, it has its original string.The liner band is the early two piece aluminium type, i have made no attempt to see the date or maker to the sides. The chinstrap is original to the helmet and has a faint 1939 stamping to the long end. Shell is stamped Q66 and has a lot number of 20728 to the rear. A nice combat used lid with lots of character and an example that has not been messed with! Oh, i forgot to mention it has a clear owners name on the liner.
German Webbed Under Jacket Sword/Dagger Belt and D Ring. Naval? In very nice condition with no issues, nice to have the webbed hanging ring still attatched, no markings found, size is around 36 inches.
High Quality Luftwaffe Officers side Cap. A very good example of a Luftwaffe officers private purchase side cap made of tricot wool, pipped in silver wire with bullion officers eagle and cockade sewn to the front. Condition is very good, some slight moth damage, 5 nips to the cap, biggest being on one side near the rear, about the size of a match head, please check the pics. The bullion eagle has survived in complete condition , the roundel has minor wear to the bullion. Inside liner is complete but stained from use. Recent purchase from the family of a South Wales service man who served in Germany during the late 1940's occupation army, never been in a collection before.
Hindenberg Cross Document, Medal and Ribbon Bar. All in nice condition, document at some point has been laminated, medal and ribbon bar are in nice condition, nice early Heer photo with soldier wearing the ''Hindi'' ribbon bar, this came with the lot but i do not belive its the same fella!
Hitler Youth Kriegs-Sommerlager Ausweis. Dated for a War Summer Camp in 1940 for members of Jungbannes 178, condition is very good.
Knights Cross Post Card. Very nice photo post card of Knights cross winner with swords and oak leaves winner Generalleutnant Gerhard v. Schwerin. Condition is good. Slightly larger than normal post cards.
Named Heer ''Walking Out'' Belt and Buckle, OLC. A very nice set that has the owners name label glue to the inside. The aluminium buckle is maker marked OLC and appears to have had little use, have a look at the pics, i cant fault it. The walking out pattern belt is the type found made from thin leather with a layer to the top, i belive known as ''patent leather'', its in nice condition with no major cracks, even though i found it in a straight state this is pliable and will fit around a uniform, under the thin adjusting tounge can be found the owners name tag. Its size marked 86. This example has it all.
Political Y Straps . Early unmarked set of leather ''Y''straps as used by Political Organisations such as the HJ,DJ etc. Condition is used, all metal parts have suffered from surface rust, leather is strong and supple.
RAF Officers Visor Cap. In very nice condition, its been lightly used and kept well stored, cannot find any moth, nips or tracking, bullion badge to the front without tarnish. Inside again in very clean condition.Two vent holes either side of the cap. There is a size mark in pencil but cannot make it out but for sure its not small, i'd say a good medium.
Super Condition 1940 Dated British Army MKII Helmet. Over 97% of its original wartime paint remaining to the outside and inside of this MKII ''Tommy'' helmet, the paint even remaining to the outer edge which has usually gone on wartime lids, Top screw has all its finish which has not been tampered with. The inside liner is in supple condition, its maker and dated 1940, its a size 7 .There is a date stamp to the metal body under the paint but its faint. Chinstrap again in very nice condition and named. A very nice example.
Very Nice HJ Rally Photo Super shot of a large HJ group at a rally , lined up with other political groups, loads of atmosphere here with the buring alter in the background. This photo appears to be taken out of a photo album. Postage and Packing will be £3.
WW1 German Postcard. Russland. 1917 dated field posted card depicting a Russian peasant looking for lice in her childs hair.
WW2 British Female Side Cap, American Ambulance Great Britain. A very rare find is this very nice condition female side cap to a member of the AAGB, this organisation was put together by American civilians who were resident in the UK, there donations provided a number of ambulances for use on the Homefront. The staff were usually ''Fanny'' and ATS recruits.The cap is in very nice condition, body and red edging has no damage, the inside lining is again in very nice condition. The front has one ''football'' type button, one is missing.The bronze cap badge is sewn down to the cap itself, this is period done as seen by the cotton used, reason for this is that one fixing prong has gone. There were only around 400 members of this unit so this example could be classed as a very scarce survivor.
WW2 British Gas Rattle, 1945. In very nice condition with a most of its finish remaining to the metal, clear date stamps and in working condition.
WW2 German Drinking Cup. In good used condition.
WW2 German Reichsbahn Arm Band. A very clean example done in the Bevo style, added bonus of having an issue stamp to the front.
WW2 Merchant Navy Officers Peaked Cap. A very nicely worn example that dates from the WW2 period or before. Its marked the the inside for the maker ''Gieves Ltd''. The outside has worn into a nice floppy style but has suffered a match head sized moth nips to the top, the other dots seen are splashed of mud. its also suuferd a small area of moth to one area to the back seam, this would be hardley noticable when being displayed. The front bullion Merchant navy badge is in fine condition with some tarnish to the bullion and metal, nap to the central red padding has gone. There is the original owners same to the liner band and a size of 6 and 7/8. Quite a nice looking cap and of course smells of salt.
1 Oktober 1938 Czech Occupation Medal. Medal is in very nice condition with 100% of its period finish and a crisp strike. Good clean length of period ribbon.
1./J.R.217 Black Wound Badge Award Certificate. In good condition, folded along the middle at some point. Awarded to Gefr. Rattenegger of 1./JR.217 in 1941, i belive the unit was fighting in Russia at the time.
10 X Jugendburg Cardboard Donation Badges. I belive this is the complete series of donation badges of the DJH youth hostels, all are in very nice condition with only two loosing there rear fixing pins,one having been repaired. Most are maker marked.
10 X WHW Fairy Tail Booklets Complete set that are in nice condition.
10 x WHW Field Gear including HJ . Ten plastic WHW donation badges in the form of equipment including the Hitler Youth dagger.
10 X WHW Flowers All are in good condition.
10 X WHW Glass Historical Figure Badges. All ten are in very nice condition.
10X50 BLC Dienstglas. Carl Zeiss. Nice pair of 10x50 binoculars with original leather strap. The body has no dents and has over 95% of its period rough finish, clear markings to the ocular end for the firm Zeiss of Jena. The end focus cups have no damage. The lenses have some ''growth'' but would say the vision is relativley clear and the focus is sharp. Could you take these to the horse races and use them, then i would have to say yes.
11 X British POW Photographs from Stalag 18A, Niklasdorf, Austria. All eleven period photos have clear detail and all are taken in Stalag 18A Austria. I can give details of the POW who brought these back, he was captured at Dunkirk.
12 X Plastic WHW Badges. All are in very good condition.
15th Madras Battle Dress and KD Skirt. In my opinion this heavely tailored BD was worn by a woman attatched to the 15 Madras as seen by the super padded printed formation patches to the arm. The BD has been shortened and taken in, even the pockets had to have the bottoms redone. Officers pips are Indian made. Metal dished buttons to the front. No internal markings as these have been cut away during tailoring. Condition is very good with nice nap but a small number of moth nips to the material. The skirt is very clean with a nice clear label to the inside, looks Indian made. The skirt size matches the size of the BD bottom.
1890's Imperial German Veterans Schnapps Flask. This example dates from the 1890's and was given to a member of company 6, Inf Reg No 143 from Strassburg. The flask has seen better days but its complete with no damage to the glass flask itself. The leather covering has suffered from age and some details have been scratched back into the surface to keep the details, one area of the burgandy coloured cover is missing from the top near the twist lid. Inside the flask can be a painted image of an Imperial soldier and his sweetheart. Quite a bit of the red and white hanging strap has survived around the flask itself. WAS £65
1895 1st VB Durham Light Infantry Presentation Plaque. Presented to a Sergt' Instructor P.Halley by past and present members of Middlesborough companies of the 1st VB Durham L.I. Apparently this was presented to him with a purse of gold. The plate is large, over 4.5 x 3.5 inches, the rear has two threaded bars, one fastening nut remaining. Condition is very good.
1902/04 Dated Service Stein ,Kgl 1 Inftr Regt Konig, 9th Company, Muchen Stein is in very nice condition , no cracks or chips, could do with a clean as this one has recently surfaced from a hosue clearance. The top is missing its figure, inside when holding to the light can be seen a soldier and his girl.
1903/05 Imperial German Cavalry Remembrance Beer Stein. In very nice condition with no chips or cracks, images around the stein are sharp and clear, metal top has a complete cavalry trooper with the only damage being the lance having a bent tip, i havent tried to straighten it. Inside at the bottom when lifting to the light can be seen an image of two ladies reading a letter. Nice example.
1904 Dated Military Boot Spurs. Nice clean early miltary spurs with a clear maker and date stamping to the insides.
1905 Dated British Military Whistle. In very nice condition with a clear date a broad arrow mark this whistle is now over 100 years old, one of the earliest whistles ive managed to find.
1907 Pattern Canadian Ross Bayonet. In very nice condition, its clean with no pitting just the usual staining along the blade, wooden grips without damage. The metal fittings to the grip area has numerous clear stampings to both sides and along the back tang, pommel button in working order. The leather scabbard again in very nice condition with clear Canadian stamps and clear stamps to the tip. FOR SALE IN THE UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
1914 Austrian 1st Army Christmas Field Badge. Nice badge given to troops who served during Christmas 1914 in the Field, this example has been repaired to the back. These can be seen in many period photos being worn on soldiers forage caps, a tradition in the Austrian Army.
1914/15 Imperial German Silver Brooch. In very nice condition with nice detail, silver 800 marked to the rear.
1915 Dated 07 Bayonet, South African Police Marked. In nice condition with the wooden slab grips without chips just a couple of minor knocks, top press stud in working condition, good original finish to the pommel and cross guard. Pommel is double stamped SAP. The blade has nice parkarized finish with minor staining, it has a clear 1915 date and made by the firm Wilkinson. The scabbard is again in nice condition with faint markings, bottom steel chape has some rust to one side. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
1915 Dated British Trench Map, Lens Somme. In well used condition but complete and still has good details. The map is of Lens in the Somme. Map shows Arras and Vimy and of interest is a pencil mark starting at Beaucourt cross country up thru the map and ending at Loos.
1915 Handbook of German For Soldiers. Printed in 1915 and this copy having a pen date of 1918 to the inside. A couple of pages have pencil annotations by the previus owner. This is complete but in used condition, would appear to have been carried and well used by its owner, IMHO allways better than finding a mint example.
1915 On War Service Badge. Condition is very good with owners number and makers details to the back.
1916 Comic Book, An Alphabet From The Trenches. Produced by two officers from the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. All pages are present and the front cover is complete with some damage running across the top spine, other than that its in nice condition.
1917 Dated 1907 Pattern Bayonet, Wilkinson. Good allround condition with patina to the metal , no pitting, top button in working condition,both wooden slab grips have some bruising but no major chips. The blade has the magority of its factory parkerization with spotting from age but once again no pitting. Both sides of the blade at the top has numerous markings including the date 17 and of course the Wilkinson makers mark. The leather scabbard has no loose stitiching, its supple and marked for Wilkinson. This one still has its Home Guard leather frog, its in nice condition and its top securing strap is complete and not broken as often seen with these. FOR SALE TO THE UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
1917 Dated British Leather Pistol Holster. In very nice condition with tight stitching and supple leather body and clear maker and date stamp to the clouser strap. The holster itself i would describe as a ''hard shell'' type made from very thick leather stock.
1917 Dated Childs Book, Tanks In Action. Tank Corps KIA Sentiment . The books condition is used, complete, with the central pages coming adrift from the spine staples, one page has some child scribbles. The sentiment to the inside is quite poignant as the details relate to a tank corps member who was KIA in 1917, the father of the child this book was given to. So the condition of the book is not ''just of the shelf'' but if wanting one you know was given out and loved by a child of the Great War then this might well fit the bill. I have not researched Cpl W.G.Haynes having just picked this up in my local flee market last week.
1918 Dated 07 Pattern Cut Down Bayonet Fighting Knife. Nice period conversion of a 07 bayonet into a trench dagger, condition is used good. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
1918 Dated Bullet Knife. Well executed knife made from a 1918 dated bullet cartridge. There are a number of these types found and i presume these were made just after the war for sale to family members who visited the trenches were there loved ones served and died.
1918 Souvenir From France, Present to Mum. A very nice lace pillow that opens up to reveal a lace pink handkerchief. To the outside the sentiment hand stitched under the lace bows, condition is very good with just one area on the back having some damage from age. The inside lilac material has no damage and the pink handkerchief is in perfect condition. A sweet WW1 souveninr.
1922 Turnerbund Event Badge. Large struck sports event badge that has such a striking design that even with the missing rear fixing pin its still in my opinion a nice collectable badge.
1927 Pattern Political Cap Eagle. Unissued Condition. This example appears to be in unissued condition with all its finish intact including all the black to the swastika. Both rear pins are in great condition.
1930's German Fire Brigade Buckle. Two piece steel buckle that retains nearly all its original finish, condition is very good.
1930's German Fire Brigade Buckle. NCO. Two piece buckle with silver nickle finish to the body and a gold wash central motiff, complete finish remaining.
1930's Nazi Swastika Metal Lantern. A piece of nazi kitsch in the form of a lantern, the main body is made from a thin tin type metal with paper swastika and red celluloid panels, the lantern falls flat for storage. Condition is very good for something thats this fragile and produced in the 30's, swatika panels are clean with no holes but two of the red celluloid panels have some small holes, nothing major and does not detract from the overall appearence, a cloth would get rid of the dust etc. Recently found in the eastern part of France on the German border.
1930's Period German Vehicle Heater. Nice period item as used by German military to heat the inside of vehicles during the 30's and 40's.In very nice complete condition and would make a very nice display or why not make use during those cold winter drives in your Kubel.
1932 Dated NSDAP Certificate. Westfalen-Nord. An interesting cert issued before the NSDAP came to power, condition is good ,used, with some marks from storage. Just under A3 size.
1932 Election Badge, JA! One of the many designs used to support the election in 1932 of Hitler. This example is one ive not come across before, its larger than usual, has a good percentage of its finish and the rear has its period fixing pin.
1933 Edition, Mein Kampf. In good condition, all pages complete, only issue is the front page with the picture of Adolf has come adfrift and the slight damage to the top spine.
1933 Hessen-Nassau Gau Parteitag Tinnie. Nice design with all its period finish intact, rear has its perod fixing pin.
1933 Hitler Jugend Marschiert, Koln, Event Badge, Tinnie. With all its period finish and a super crisp strike the rear is maker marked and has its period fixing pin.
1933 N.S.B.O. Gautag, Mittel Franken. Nicely designed badge for an NSBO event held in 1933. Condition is very good with most of its period finish intact, one rust patch to the top corner. Good working pin to the rear which has a clear makers underneath.
1933 Sportfest Borghorst Tinnie. In very nice condition with 99% of its original finish intact, rear has its period fixing pin intact.
1933 Stahlhelm B.D.F. Aufmarsch Tinnie. In very nice condition with nearly all its period finish intact, good strong working pin to the rear.
1933 T/d.D.H. Braunschweig Event Badge/Tinnie. Good early event pin that was held in Braunschweig in 33, good amount of its silver finish remains and the rear has a strong working period fixing pin. Whats the organisation? Sorry havent a clue!
1933 Tag Der Jugend In Bayern Tinnie. In very nice condition with nearly 100% of its period finish intact and a good period stick type pin to the rear.
1933 Tag Der Jugend, Charlottenburg Spandau. A nice designed badge with nearly all its period gold finish intact and nice period fixing pin to the rear.
1933 Tag Des Deutschen Madels Tinnie. Girls badge for an event held in Koln in 1933, condition is very good, one know to a corner only, period fixing pin to the rear.
1933 VDA Shule Fest Tinnie In very nice condition with nearly all its finish intact and period pin to the rear.
1934 Bann 187, Ost Holstein Tinnie. A nice example with a good amount of its silver wash remaining and all the red paint to the diamond, rear has its period fixing pin.
1934 Gau Jugend Treffen, Wolfsberg, Austria. A nice early Austrian tinnie for an event held by the militarised section of the Austrian youth, condition is very good with a good amount of original finish intact. The rear has a good working pin. These events were held yearly in the Wolfsberg area.
1934 Hitler Youth Sports Participants Badge. In very nice condition with its period rear pin intact.
1934 HJ Treffen Event Badge. In very nice condition with nearly all its silver finish intact, rear has its period fixing pin.
1934 HJ/DAF Competition Badge. In very nice condition, clear sharp details, makers details and period pin to the rear.
1935 Dated Hardback Book, Der NSDFB Stahlhelm. In very good complete condition with some very nice photo plates of the Stahlheim organisation from its early days up to the year 1935.
1935 Deutsches Jugend Fest Tinnie. Silver. With nearly all its silver finish intact, rear has a srong period pin.
1935 Hitler Youth Booklet, Freudenborn. In nice complete condition with numerous black and white drawings.
1935 Hitler Youth Sports Participation Badge. In nice condition with a good amount of its finish remaining, rear has its period fixing pin.
1935 HJ SAAR Westmark Tinnie. Nice design with good finish, rear has its period fixing pin and is maker marked just along the top of the pin.
1935 Jugendfest Event Badge. In good condition but with a little rust bleed to one section, good strong working pin to the rear.
1935 NSDAP Gautag Westfallen Sud. In very nice condition, complete finish and a nice design. Period fixing pin to the rear.
1935 Tag Der Deutschen Seefahrt. Nice clean example with most of its original wash complete, quite a few of these have been polished removing the wash. Clear makers mark and pin to the rear, very end of the catch has gone.
1936 Deutsches Jugend Fest Tinnie. Bronze. In very nice condition with nearly all its period finish intact, sharp detail to the design and a good strong period pin to the rear. The last picture is to compare the two diffrent colours that can be found, Gold and Bronze and ofcourse the voided example.
1936 Deutsches Jugend Fest Tinnie. Gold. In nice condition with nearly all its period finish, good period pin to the rear and this example being the voided eagle type. Last picture is to see the diffrence in colour between bronze and gold.
1936 Dortmund Gautag Tinnie. In nice condition with sharp detail and good finish, the rear has a nice period pin and makers marks.
1936 Olympiade Jugend Event Badge. Made from cardboard for the 1936 Olympic event this example is in very good condition.
1937 Dated ARP Handbook, Decontamination of Materials. Hardback book dated 1937 and in very good condition.
1937 Deutsches Jugend Fest Tinnie. When i collected HJ tinnie variations i found it interesting that the diamond to the centre of this example was once painted green and i would say it was period applied , anyway its in well used condition and perhaps ''dug'', pin to the rear is complete.
1937 Deutsches Jugend Fest Tinnie. Silver. In very nice condition with nearly all its silver finish intact, rear has a good working period pin.
1937 Deutsches Jugend Fest.Silver. In good condition with 70% of its silver finish remaining, rear has a good period working pin.
1937 Hitler Youth DJH Event Badge. With nearly all its finish intact and period pin to the rear.
1937 Kriestag Koln Event Badge/Tinnie. In very nice condition, id say all its gold finish intact, some verdigris to the bottom right, sharp detail to the design, rear has a good period pin.
1938 Berlin International Basketball Event Poster. Large, A2 size screen printed poster for an international sports event held in Berlin, October 1938. Condition is very good with the added bonus of the poster having been linen backed.
1938 Dated Hitler Youth Event Badge. Stamped in tin with nearly all its period finish intact, good strong period fixing pin to the rear.
1938 Dated Hitler Youth Event Badge. Stamped in tin with most of its period finish intact, good period pin to the back. Ive found three diffrent types of these event pins with the same front design, this example and two round types one produced in cardboard.
1938 HJ-Gebiets Sport Tag Tinnie. Made from plastic and in very nice condition, makers marks and period fixing pin to the rear.
1938 NSFK Plaque, KAMPF UM DEN PREIS, Westdeutschen Beobachters. A very nice and detailed NSFK plaque for an event held in 1938 in the Western part of Germany for observation. The bronze plaque has had a nice wash of brown added with certain areas polished back as a highlight, this has remaind virtually intact as has the detail. The reverse in unmarked and the plaque has a small hole to the top for fixing to a mount. Plaque measures just under 4x3 inches.
1938 Thuringen NSDAP Kreistag Tinnie. Made from plastic and in very good condition with nice storm trooper image to the front, makers mark and period pin to the rear.
1938 WHW Deutscher Shutzenverband Stick Pin. In nice condition with sharp detail, fixing pin has the fastening twist.
1939 Construction of Gun Emplacements Pamphlet. In nice complete condition.
1939 Dated British Ambulance Helmet. In very nice condition with nearly 100% of its period black finish to the outside and inside rim, the two white letters again in solid condition. The inside liner is dated 1939 as is the shell, the liner is the first pattern as found in these early reissued army helmets as seen by the early army colour to the inside crown. The owner has scratched his name to the rim, chinstrap complete and again in nice condition.
1939 Dated British Forces Military Bible, Named. In very nice condition with an extra bonus of being named to a member of the RE.
1939 Dated British Police Helmet. In very nice condition with the majority of its blue finish remaining, some surface scratches as expected, clear undamaged white stencilled Police to the front. Inside liner is in supple condition , ts dated 39 as is the helmet, the liner nut fasterner appears never to have been unscrewed.
1939 Dated British Wardens Helmet. Factory finish remains around 80% with a certain amount of metal bleed, the front hand rendered letter is 99% complete. The inside has suffered from poor storage but would rate the finish at around 70% complete, the owner has pencilled his name to the skirt, Pritchard. The liner is quite supple and the frame has a clear makers mark and 1939 date.
1939 Dated Canadian Housewife. In nice condition , with all contents, clear Candian makers mark and a clear 1939 date. Needles have rust from poor storage.
1939 Dated Hitler Youth Event Badge. Plastic badge in nice condition with good detail to the front, RZM and maker marked to the back as well as its period fixing pin. Slight kink to the body.
1939 Dated Hitler Youth Event Badge. In very nice condition with clear details to the front, rear has clear RZM and Makers code with full makers details, period working pin.
1939 Dated Hitler Youth Sports Event Badge. Tinnie. Nice condition plastic tinnie with sharp detail, maker and RZM marked to the rear with period fixing pin.
1939 Dated Police Helmet. In super condition with nearly all its original factory finish intact as is the front stencilled letters. The 1939 dated liner and chinstrap is again in super condition with the helmet date being obscured by the chistrap bale but a 1939 date can be made out.
1939 Dated Wardens Helmet. Well over 75% of its original black finish remaining with a clear white ''W'' to the front, the first pattern liner is in nice supple condition, the webbed chinstrap is complete but well used. The liner and helmet are both dated 1939 and have that look of never being apart. This helmet was brought into my shop this morning after being found in a local garage, new to the market.
1939 Gautag Wein Event Badge. With certain issues from being a zink made item this example is still quite a nice item, clear makers mark and strong working pin to the rear.
1939 HJ Chemnitz Sommer-Kampfspiele Tinnie. In nice condition with good detail and finish,to the rear is its period fixing pin and clear RZM, number code and makers marks.
1939 Pattern Political Cap Eagle. Zinc stamped example with nearly all its silver finish intact, details are sharp. The rear has all its fixing pins and a clear RZM and makers code.
1939 Training of Motor Cyclist Pamphlet. In nice complete condition.
1940 Dated Canadian Side Cap, RCASC. A very nice early RCASC side cap with canadian front buttons and brass cap badge. The outside condition is nearly perfect with one small fray area to the feft hand side. Inside is again in very nice condition with clear markings.
1940 Dated 37 Patt Bayonet Frog. In nice condition with some storage staining, nice clear 1940 date stamp.
1940 Dated British ''Tommy'' Helmet. In good untouched condition with nearly 95% of its early brown finish to the outside, spotting of rust in certain areas. The inside has its period 1940 dated liner in used but supple condition, full length chinstrap. The inside crown has lost its finish, the second pattern liner has never been removed in my opinion.
1940 Dated British Military Braces. In very nice clean condition, would appear never to have been issued.
1940 Dated Bronze Hungarian Gothic Dagger Letter Opener, Weihnachten Present. Recently found in a German flee market by a freind of mine is this Hungarian letter opener cast as one piece in bronze having the blade ground down to shape. The inside of the box has German writting stating this is a christmas present and dated 1940. I cannot find any info on this intriguing item, perhaps a one off. As seen in the pictures the condition of the dagger and box are very nice.
1940 Dated German Leather Medics Pouch and Extras. The leather pouch is in very nice condition with supple clean leather body and rear straps, clear Berlin maker and 1940 date stamp to the rear. Found with the pouch is a WW2 Red Cross hardback manual, three wartime bandges, one tine of powder, complete and some instructional leaflets. WAS PRICED AT £120
1940 Dated MKII Combat Helmet, Ex POW. A very fine MKII combat lid that was issued to an ex British POW. The helmet is dated 1940 and once had the early choc brown finish, this can be seen to the inside and certain areas on the outside. At one point the outside was repainted in the late war rough finish with a regimental flash to the side, this was scrapped off at some point. The inside second pattern liner is again dated 1940 and sized 7 1/2, a good large size. The liner is in very good supple condition. Chinstrap is again in good condition and is named to a member of the signal corps who was once a POW. The helmet is in untouched condition. When i purchased this helmet over the weekend i managed to see a small grouping to the same man, His paybook was a replacement dated 1945, he recived his last training in 1942 and had 3 days ex POW leave in January 1945 . His medal goup included the 39, Africa and Italy star. My humble conclusion, he was captured after 1942 perhaps in Italy and after being released managed to do some wartime service just before the end of WW2, the helmet IMHO was most probably the one issued to him after his release from the POW camp. Im sure some research can be done on finding more info on this veteran.
1940 Dated Webbed Gaitors. In nice clean condition, would appear never to have been worn, some minor staining from storage, all leather in supple condition.
1940 Metal Donations Certificate. Given out for donation of metal during the year 1940 to help the war effort, condition is good.
1940 Pattern BD Trousers. When the trousers were put away for storage, yep the garage, then they were in very nice condition!! So what are they like now? Not too bad but they do have a number of moth nips, ive taken some shots of the damage, mainly to one leg near the middle, easy enough job to repair, the crotch area has none, WOW!! There are a couple of other nips but nothing major. Nap to the material is good, no stains. Mix of brass buttons, inside brace and fly, with the rest being plastic, one missing button to the fly area. No label, WD marked to the inside. Now for size, thIs is done with my tape measure and are approximate only....across the top waist area it measures 16.5 inches so lets say around a 32/33. The outside rear length from top to bottom of the leg is 43 inches and the inside leg is 27, hope that helps! p.s. images 4 and 6 are of the same area of moth nips, not two diffrent areas!!
1941 Cheltenham Warship Week Celluloid Badge. Fundraising badge thats in very nice condition, Fattorini makers details around the rim.
1941 Cheltenham Warship Week Celluloid Badge. Fundraising badge made by the firm Fattorini, details along the edge. Condition is very good, back pin has been bent into the back of the badge.
1941 Dated Battle Dress, RASC, Cyrenaica, Libya. Service Dress and More. Set belonging to an officer in the RASC who served in Africa and Italy. The BD is a ''OR's'' version tailored for an officer with open neck, the inside label is very clear and dated 1941, to the arms are the printed titles and one Cyrenaica formation patch, the other is missing, easy to replace if wishing. Lanyard is original to the BD as are the ribbons above the pocket. The condition is very good with no moth. The service dress has RASC buttons and bronze collar dogs, inside liner appears to have been tailored at some point which is not out of the ordinary seeing service in Italy. Condition again very good. With the two garments there are a number of period Italian Soldiers guides and an envelope with cut out newspaper cuttings. One broucher hasa hand written name and dated 1943. WAS PRICED AT £275
1941 Dated Battle Dress, RASC, Cyrenaica, Libya. Service Dress and More. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS........
1941 Dated British Military Whistle. In good condition with clear makers mark, 1941 date and broad arrow.
1941 Dated Presentation Silver Cigarette Case. Landmine Disposal, Cardiff Munitions Factory. Very nice presentation silver case given to a B.Perry in 1941 by the Edward Curran factory for his service in displosing of a Land Mine dropped on the factory in the bombing raids on that took place on Cardiff from Febuary up till May 41.
1941 Dated RAD Side Cap. In good condition with good nap to the material, clean cloth badge to the front, side grommets have rusted. The inside again in good condition with a clear makers mark and date, the other side has a Bavarian costumiers stamp from having been used postwar.
1941 Hitler Youth Sports Participation Badge. Produced in plastic and in very nice condition with its period fixing pin to the rear.
1942 Dated ''Fort Capuzzo'' Souvenir Italian Water Cup. This Italian cup, going by the date and the word ''Fort'' would suggest that its a British souvenir of the final battle that captured the fort during the second battle of El Alamein in 1942. The details are stamped to the underside. The initials ''BA'' are chiseled to one side, perhaps the original Italian owner. Its a nice African souvenir.
1942 Dated Indian Military Shirt. Appears to be in unissued condition with no damage, good large size, all buttons present and a clear 42 date stamped to the inside neck area.
1942 Dated Royal Marines Wosley Pattern Pith Helmet. In good condition with a clear maker and 1942 date stamped to the inside sweat band. The brass chinstrap i found with the helmet was in my opinion too short so i added a couple of leather straps to the end.
1942 Dated US Army Haversack. In good used condition with some staining and one pull to the material only, all straps present. Nice clear 1942 and makers details to the inside.
1942 Dated US Army New Testament. In nice complete condition.
1942 Kriegsweihnacht Russland Candle Sticks. Nicely designed winter war present in the form of a candlstick, hand made from wood with two brass plaques, one either side. Front plaque is dated 1942 and Russland , above this is a lightning bolt, perhaps a divisional sign and an edelweiss, perhaps a piece from a serving Gebirgsjager. The rear plaque might well be a coat of arms for a village. Item has a couple of cracks to one arm .
1943 Dated ARP Beret. Produced by the firm Kangol Wear Ltd for the ARP in 1943, this example has a wartime Civil Defence badge sewn to the front, condition is very good with just the slightest of moth tracking.
1943 Dated British Jack Knife. In very nice condition with no damage to the grips and minimal sharpening to the blade,
1943 Dated Camo Wind Proof Trousers. I doubt if these were ever issued, cannot find any problems with them, colour is still bright, clear wartime Size 5 label , WD stamping to the inside.
1943 Dated Indian Made Side Cap. This cap is in un-issued condition, numerous Indian stamps to the inside and dated 1943.
1943 Dated RAF Battle Dress. In untouched condition with some minor staining from age, a couple of moth nips only, the front right pocket has a repair along the bottom, all insignia being machine stitched. Inside label is a bit faded but details can be made out, Suits Aircrew as is the 1943 date. Metal blue buttons are all maker marked. One slight mark to the bottom right corner above the seam,not quite sure, paint, dried something? Anyway will clean away.
1943 Dated Slouch Hat. The liner is maker marked and dated 43 with a size 7 and broad arrow mark, its complete and tightly stitched to the felt body. Chinstrap also complete. The body has good condition and has a very nice shape with the front having that ''pinched'' look from being taken on and off numerous times, there is a slit to the front of this pinch were a cap badge was placed, body has some staining from use but no moth nips. The triangular patch has been removed at some point from the side, would appear to have been stitched on by the corners only. I have not tried to open the side popper and the centre has been stitched closed, all grommets are tight to the body. Puggaree has five bands and is snug up and stitched front and back to the cap. A very nice combat used example.
1943 Edition '' The Raft Book '' For Emergency Navigation. Wartime book and world chart as found in life rafts and boats. The outside slip has been opened on three sides and has the top top end ripped off, inside the items are in mint condition, includes the book with notes on survival at sea, birds fish etc, also a world chart with star chart and lastly a ruler for use with the chart, all these appear to be made of waterproof paper. WAS PRICED AT £45
1943 Shirts, Bush, Size No 3. Belfast Maker. In very nice condition with all buttons and clear label to the inside. Appears to have had some sort of insignia or rank pip to both shoulder boards at one point.
1944 British GS Beret, Unissued Condition. As mentioned in the title this one appears never to have been issued, cannot find any faults.
1944 British GS Beret, Unissued Condition. In unissued condition, cannot find a fault, last of a few i managed to purchase from an Austrian film company.
1944 British GS Beret, Unissued Condition. As mentioned in the title this example is in unissued condition. These came out of an Austrian film company recently.
1944 Dated Air Ministry Marked Altimeter. Still contained in its original cardboard box and in a condition i would call unissued. Clear ''AM'' stamp and date code for the year 44 to the rear. Is it in working condition? i should think so but i would need to hook it up to my Spitfire to make sure! I WILL HAVE TO MENTION THAT POSTAGE OUTSIDE THE UK MIGHT BE A PROBLEM AS THE LUMINOUS DIAL MIGHT WELL SEND ANY RADIOACTIVE SENSORES CRAZY!! A REASON I DO NOT TAKE BRITISH AIRCRAFT DIALS ABROAD ANYMORE, AS A FEW HOURS IN THE H.M.CUSTOMS SHED WAITING FOR A SPECIALIST TO COME ALONG AND GIVE THE ALL CLEAR CAN BE A BIT BORING TO SAY THE LEAST!
1944 Dated Australian Air Force BD. KD version of quite a scarce Aussie Air Force BD thats in very nice condition except for a stain across the top pocket on the right side. All black eagle buttons are present as are both side buckles, these have rusted. The inside cloth tag has clear detail.
1944 Dated Black Beret. Made by the firm Beret Industries and dated 1944, the size would appear to be a 6 and 1/8th, broad arrow marked and has an ''M'' prefix to the WD stamp. The cloth to the body is in good condition without moth holes, leather trim is supple, two holes to the front were a cap badge was fastened.
1944 Dated British MKII Combat Lid. The outside retains nearly all its factory rough finish as does the inside, the liner is complete and has seen service life, chinstrap is in sound condition. The helmet shell has a clear makers stamp and a clear 1944 date stamp, the liner is dated 1943. I myself have never found a 44 dated MKII example before and the 43 dated liner would fit nice with remaining stocks being used to finish off new production shells.
1944 Dated British Mountaineers , Ski Cap. Appears to be an un-issued item but has very minor storage ware, this one is dated 1944 and maker marked to a firm from Glasgow.
1944 Dated Denim BD Trousers. A very clean near unissued condition pair of wartime denim BD trousers, clear dated makers label sewn to the rear. In need of an iron running across them as these were recently found in a retired TA members kitbag.
1944 Dated Photo, British Soldier With Sten. Nice detailed photo of a British soldier holding his sten machine gun. The back has a 44 date and appears to have been taken in France. Not sure on his cap badge or insignia to his arm but nice to find a period picture with a sten in hand.
1944 Late War German Small End Gas Mask Strap. In very good condition with the rubber end in very good supple condition, clear date and makers detail.
1945 British Battle Dress, Dyed Black. POW? Size 12 BD thats in very nice condition, three buttons have been replaced, item dyed black at some point perhaps for POW usage.Please check the two last pictures of images of some German POW's.
1945 Dated British Comforter. Maker and date stamped with only a couple of small moth nips to the material.
1945 Dated British Dispatch Riders Helmet. Unissued Condition. Rough dark brown paint finish is nearly 100% complete, liner is in super condition and there is a very clear maker and date stamp to the inside. Not much i can say about this wartime lid, except, it would be hard to upgrade.
1945 Dated British Shell Dressing/Medical Bag. In very nice clean condition, Meco mark to the inside with a very faint 45 date. This example does not have the usual ''SHELL DRESSINGS'' marking to the top.
1945 Dated British Wire Cutters. Small pair of hand held wire cutters that are in nice working condition, clear maker and date stamping.
1945 Dated Gas Cape Pouch. In nice condition with no holes or snags, some stains from storage, both press stoppers complete but i have not fastened them as they might need a clean. Clear markings to the inside flap with a clear 45 date stamp.
1945 Dated MKIII ''Turtle'' Helmet. In very nice condition with nearly all its period rough finish intact, inside liner is supple and dated 1945, maker marked BMB and size 7. Chinstrap again in very nice condition.
1945 Dated RAF Officers Side Cap. Condition is very good, size marked 7 and dated 1945. Made from Officers quality material. Two piece cap badge is missing, markings to the inside were it was once fastened.
1945 Dated SWB GS Beret. Size 7 General Service beret thats in nice condition, body has one small moth nip to the front and one small frayed area to the top, The brass SWB cap badge is the bi metal version, this is attatched onto a black square material background. The inside is in good condition with clear but faded makers details and a 1945 date. One area of damage to the inside lining which is under the frayed area to the top.
1945 New Zealand Forces Leather Jerkin. In very nice clean and supple condition with no loose stitching, clear stampings to the inside.
1960's U.S. M1 Paratrooper Helmet, WW2 Shell. Vietnam period liner. A nice used example with most of its original rough finish to the outside of the shell and again most of its flat finish to the inside, its a rear seam but does have a heat stamp number to the front lip area M341C dating this McCord made shell to being produced during WW2. The only marking i can find to the para liner is a white stamped number 31 to the side, the green straping around the inside has a clear date stamp of December 65 with the sweat band having a DSA date of 73, condition is used , good and complete, as is the green webbed chinstrap. With the mixed dates this would be a sound Vietnam display item. May i add that the shell has a light indetation to the crown, this is an old ''hit'' as the liner inside has a small worn patch in the paint , this is an indication of the helmet having been worn like this for some time.
1st Anti-Aircraft Division Formation Patch. In very good unissued condition.
1st Fest Der Jugend Tinnie. June 1933. In very nice condition with 100% of its finish, sharp detail to the design and a good period stick type pin to the rear.
2 X Brecknocks,SWB, Photos, India 1918. Two large period photos showing private J.Hushes, 1st Brecknocks, SWB on sentry duty in India. Full details to the back of both photos.
2 X HJ Sports Participation Badges, 1936 and 39. Both are in very nice condition with good working pins to the rear.
2 X Polish Uniform Shoulder Titles. Machine woven examples in unissued condition.
2 x Red Cross Enamel Badges. Both badges are in nice condition, maker marked and have there period fixing pins and catches.
2 X Tag Der Arbeit Event Badges, 1934/35. Both are in nice condition with period fixing pins to the rear.
2 X Tinnies, Kinder 1934 and Saar 1935 Both are in good condition with period fixing pins to the rear.
2 X WHW Donation HJ Plastic Equipment. Both are in nice condition
2 X WHW Donation HJ Plastic Equipment. Both are in nice condition.
2 X WHW Donation HJ Plastic Equipment. Both are in nice condition.
2 X WHW Donation HJ Plastic Equipment. Both are in nice condition.
2 X WW1 German Postcards. Two nice field made cards one with a nice hand drawn cartoon of a soldier to the front thats dated 1915.
2 x WW1 Silk Cards and Handkerchief. Two cards sent from France by a member of the ASC, condition is good, one card has a written sentiment to the inside and its original patriotic handkerchief.
2 X WW2 British Military Armbands, DI and RP. Garage found examples with the Provost band in very nice condition with all fastening snaps, the scarcer Driving Instructor example has had a hard time.
25 Years DJH Rheinland Event Badge. In very nice condition with sharp detail, clear makers mark and period working pin.
3 X German Aluminium Cap Badges. The three badges have damage , both the Customs and Veterans badges are missing there fixing pins but have good detail , the first pattern Luftwaffe eagle has some pitting to the front and missing one fixing pin.
3 x Swastika Pagan Type Badges. One of many badges produced during the time to introduce the paga design of the swastika to the German population. Condition is very good with period fixing pins and makers details.
3 X WHW Donation BDM Plastic Figures. In nice condition.
3 X WHW Donation HJ Plastic Figures. In nice complete condition.
3 X WHW Police Tinnies. All three zinc made badges have good finish and have there rear fixing pins intact.
37 Pattern Map Case, 1944. Very clean, perhaps never used example, clear maker and 1944 marks to the inside.
37 Pattern Map Case. Case with carry strap are in nice clean condition, the maker and date are hard to rear.Inside the case can be found a map overlay and notes, looks like an area of Wales so perhaps used during an exercise, these were found inside and will come with the case.
37 Pattern Radio, Equipment Strap. ZA Marked. In clean condition with clear makers marks, this example is also marked by a ZA number.
37 Pattern Radio, Equipment Strap. ZA Marked. In very good condition, this one is marked for the Meco company and has a ZA number.
37 Pattern Webley Pistol Holster and Ammo Pouch.1939/40. As you can see this is a garage find, stains and dirt, no holes or frays, poppers working, will need a good clean. Set has allways been together and its nice to find early dates, 1939 and 1940.
37 Pattern Webley Pistol Holster.1941. In very nice clean condition, only stain is a red dot to the flap, clear 41 date and makers marks to the inside.
37 Pattern Wire Cutter Pouch, 1945. In good condition with some storage marks, inside has clear makers mark and a 1945 date, looks like 1941 but id say 45. Wartime dated examples dont turn up that often.
4 X German May Day Badges. 1936,37,38,39. Some are in better condition than others, all have period fixing pins to the rear.
4 x Red Cross Enamel Badges. All are in very nice clean condition, makers marks to the back and complete fixing pins, one is named.
4 x Red Cross Enamel Badges. All four badges are in very nice clean condition, maker marked and period fixing pins and catches in place.
4 X WW1 German Postcards. The four cards are in nice condition with three having been field posted.
4 X WW1 German Postcards. Cards are in nice condition, all four have been field posted.
49th Infantry Division Durham Light Infantry Insignia Group. Small group found in a Cigarette Ration box that belong to a member of the DLI and 49th ID. The pair of 49th patches have been uniform removed and are the early examples with bowed head, also found is a printed DLI title with slip on and cap badge, there is also his ribbon bars as used on his BD during WW2 , three signals patches, a set of yellow stripes and two green with red strip cloth patches.
5 X WHW Plastic Donation Figures. In very good condition.
5 X WHW Song Books. All are in complete condition, sorry but missing number 2.
56th London Division Formation Patch. In very nice condition, unissued. This example has a rather chubby cat.
5th Dragoon Guards Paper Work, South Africa and Old Contemptible.. Small grouping of paper work concerning Pte Hadley of the 5th Dragoon Guards who enlisted in 1901 and was invalided out due to gunshot wounds in 1918. His medal entitlement includes the Queens medal with clasp and 1914 bronze star. Also found was one of his brass 5DG shoulder title.
6 x British WW2 Photo Post Cards. The six cards are in good condition.
6 x German WW2 HJ Photos. Six period pics that are in good condition.
6 X Plastic WHW Swastika Badges. All are in very good condition.
7 x German WW2 Luftwaffe Photos. There are four photo postcards and three other good sized photos, all are Luftwaffe related the best being a nice group shot of six officers, some are annotated on the back.
7 x German WW2 Photo Post Cards. All are in good condition and have interesting detail including the lad in some sort of party uniform.
7 X WHW Glass Badges. Badges are in good condition, couple have minor corner chips.
8 X Imperial German Studio Portraits. All are in good condition with studio marks.
8 X WHW Clay Figure Badges. All eight are in very good condition.
Adolf Hitler Badge. In very nice condition with all its period gold finish to the front, rear has its period fixing pin.
Adolf Hitler Pin Back Lapel Badge. Early NSDAP sympathisers metal badge depicting an image of AH and his name underneath. Condition is very good with the majority of its silver wash present, rear has its original fixing pin, no makers details
Afghan Khyber Choora Dagger. Designed to penetrate chainmail as seen by the T back blade this one is in good allround condition with the handles being complete. Some minor damage to the metal surround near the blade but nothing missing. The blade is fine with its original tip. The scabbard again in used complete condition with only the slightest of knocks to the brass body.
AK47 Bayonet, Romanian. In nice condition with both a numbered cross guard and makers marks. Cannot find any damage to the handle, blade has not been sharpened. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Allied Burma Campaign Monsoon Cape. In good condition with no holes or loose stitching, both internal straps are present, some staining to the material, date and size stamping to the inside,date appears to be 1943 or 45. Quite a scarse item to find. Missing 3 buttons to the front, well 2 and a half actually.
American Half Cut Combat Helmet, Gunfighter. In very nice used condition with the majority of its outer finish remaining and a tatctical scope mount to the front. The inside has a nice used padded liner system and good , used, complete chinstrap harness. A very nice example of the type of helmet seen being used by Special Forces.
American USO Booklets With Original Packaging. Kit for religious materials for the Protestant service man, contains four booklets. With this comes an extra wartime booklet. These belong to a local naval veteran who picked them up whilst being docked in America. Condition is very good with the only damage being the package when the vet opened it.
Arbeitsschlacht Ostmark Tinnie. In very nice condition with a nice amount of its original finish intact and good working pn to the rear.
Army Sports Shirt Cloth Insignia. In very nice condition, appears to be unissued.
ARP Bell, 1939 Dated. In very good condition with no cracks to the bell or wooden handle, maker mark and dated 39.
ARP Complete First Aid Outfit Book. Sorry to say the contents have gone but the book is complete with around 123 pages, condition is very good.
ATS Pay Book. RA .Experimental Searchlight Training. Newark Experiment. Good complete book with lots of enteries. Interesting that in April 1941 she trained on ATS Experimental S/L, i belive this would have been on the secret ''Newark Experiment'' were 54 girls were sent for training in Rhyl on the use of Searlights, in 1944 her unit is down as 495 battery, a mixed searchlight battery. A number of other forms were found inside the booklet related to the lady. Much more interesting than most pay books found. Book and papers are in very good condition, one of the two fixing staples has come adrift.
Auslands Deutschen 1938 Event Badge / Tinnie, Stuttgart. Made from aluminium and in nice condition with sharp detail, maker and code marked to the back with period fixing pin.
Australian L1A2 Bayonet. In very nice condition with nearly all its grey black factory finish intact, press stud in working condition, scabbard has a brass top throat. The blade has not been sharpened and as seen from the last picture the tip is quite diffrent the British examples. As usual with Australian L1A2 bayonets there are no markings. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Australian Made Battle Dress, Sergent. 8th Army, Mentioned in Dispatches Ribbons. A very nice condition BD made in Australia with a faded size tag to the inside, appears to be a size 10, and a 1941 date can just be made out. The material has perhaps one moth nip, all button present as are both neck fasterners, tunic has had some tailoring including the addition of one airvent under each arm. Stripes are hand sewn, does appear to have had titles removed. The ribbon bar agani hand sewn and includes the ''mentioned in dispatches'' leaf, no name im afraid to say.
Australian Officers SD Tunic with Formation Patches. In very nice condition with some slight fraying to the bottom edges, pocket and uniform front only. All Australian buttons present as are both shoulder titles and collar dogs. Both arms have very nice felt divisional patches. Inside lining again in good condition, label is missing.
Austrian Collar Insignia and Rank Chevrons. The two items were found in a box of items i recently purchased from Austria, all have pin holes, i pressume they were displayed at some point. Condition is good.
Baltic Cross Medal and Document Grouping. Nice document grouping to a former WW1 veteran including his Iron Cross, Hindenburg cross and Baltic Cross award certificates, all are in used but complete condition having been folded etc. His Military pass book has all is service details, its complete but does have some loose pages. The three pink documents seem to relate to May 1945, perhaps Russian occupation. The last document dated 1919 and i belive is related to his Baltic cross service. The two piece cross is in nice condition with two small domed rivets underneath the fixing pin,one near the catch the other just by the hinge. The catch has been bent over the pin and i have not tried to open.
Barn Find WW1 M15 French Combat Helmet. In good condition with some of its original finish to be seen under the rust, some minor knocks to the outside.Front metal insignia is period applied and has good detail. The inside has more finish intact and a supple leather liner, chinstrap has gone. If you like barn found its then this is a good solid example.
Bayonet Frog, Austrian Economy Pattern. Quite a scarse pattern made from webbed material, unissued condition.
Bayonet Frog, British, 1908 Pattern. In nice used condition, stitching is tight some slight staining and appears to be a fourth pattern and has never had the helve carry strap.
Bayonet, 1895 Mauser, Chile. Export example for the army of Chile, conditi9on is very good with clean undamaged wood grips, clean metal work and working top pommel button,clear Suhl makers mark, markings to the other side have been po9lished clean, number stamped to the cross guard. Blade is clean with some staining .Metal scabbard is in nice condition with good finish. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Bayonet, Indian Pattern No1 Mk2 In super condition with no damage to the wood grips, 100% factory finish to all metal parts, top button in working order, blade has clear markings. The scabbard again in very nice condition with a nice 1943 dated webbed frog, same date as the bayonet. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Bayonet, South African No.9. Super finish, super condition. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's.
Bayonet, Spanish M1892/93 In good used condition with some staining and minor blisters, ''hump back''wooden grips are in undamaged condition, top button in working order. The blade is clean with some staining and again minor blisters, makers details have been polished out but this example was made by the firm Simpson and Co. Clear stamping to the cross guard. The leather scabbard is in nice used condition, its complete and supple with tight stitching. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Belgium WW2 POW, Concentration Camp Medal, Two Bars. In very nice condition with nearly all its finish intact.
Berkshire Regimental Christmas Card, Malaya 1945. In good condition.
Black Hawk Holster Leg Rig. In unissued condition.
Black Side Cap, Deutsches Jugend. The cap is in good used condition, the material is a black suede type as found on BDM Kletterjacke, it has some staining and some fading. The inside lining again in good used condition, you can see were the kids name was removed. To the top is a single snap button which is marked ''Waldes''. These caps can be a matter of faith unless your lucky enough to find one thats fully marked or with provenance, ive had this for years and did have it displayed with a DJ uniform, whats going for it is the shape, size, material and the fastening snap to the middle, Wades was a czech company up till the late 30's when it was taken over.
Black Wound Badge, L/53 , Hymmen & Co. In nice condition with a very good amount of its period finish intact, one small blister to the top left corner, rear has clear code mark and period fixing pin.
Black Wound Badge, Maker Marked 4, S&L. Nice badge with a very good amount of its finish remaining, loss to the high points only. The back has all its finish and has a clear makers number 4 for the S&L firm.
Boer War, 1901 Dated Presentation Silver Match Stick Case. Presented by the Mayor of Bradford to a Private J.E.Brown for service in South Africa. Hallmarks date the piece to 1901.
Box of Anodised SAS Cap Badges. Anodised aluminium SAS cap badges still contained in the original manufactures box. All the badges are in perfect condition. Text to the front of the box states.... C.B.3157 BADGES CAP A.A. SAS.. I managed to obtain 30 badges with the box, all are for sale. Price is for one badge!
Boxed Air Ministry 1942 Dated Pencil Compass. In nice complete condition, both box and compass have a clear ''AM'' and 1942 date mark.
Boxed American Bronze Star. In very nice condition, box has some crazing and one small lose of finish to the back, medal is in perfect condition as is the ribbon device.
Boxed Bavarian Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class with Swords. The box has some minor damage with a good working catch and hinge, the inside is very clean with clear makers details to the lid. The medal is very clean with all its period factory finish. The bottom of the box has a name written in pencil.
Boxed First Class Iron Cross, Wachtler and Lange. Copper Core. Yearly produced example with a non magnetic centre. The box is in very nice condition with no issues that i can find, inside and out. The cross itself is again in very nice condition with some patina to the frame, back and front and nearly all its period factory finish to the centre. Coss is unmarked.
Boxed First Class War Merit Cross With Swords, MM65, Klein & Quenzer. PRICE REDUCTION! Cross is in nice condition with good finish and detail, the rear has a nice working pin that has a clear makers number 65. The box is complete with minimal surface wear, cloth hinge intact to the inside, some staining to the top cloth, bottom material is in good condition without damage. WAS PRICED AT £190
Boxed Gold Mothers Cross, Deumer, Ludenscheid. Good condition example with some wear to the finish of the box, metal hinge intact. One small chip to the bottom arm of the cross only with its gold wash complete and bright to the front with some remaining to the back, full length of period ribbon. Clear makers details to the inside of the box.
Boxed GR 6th Police Special Constable Medal. New to the market is this local Special Constable medal to William Davies. Medal is in very nice condition as its been in its waxed paper packet over the years, box is in good condition.
Boxed Wilkinson Empire Model Razor. Nice period example thats complete with instructions, razor and sharpening leather.
British ''OR's'' Home Guard Battle Dress. SF 14. Stafford. Nice period example with machine sewn insignia to each arm, condition is very good with some spotting of moth nips to the material. The inside lining is clean , cannot find any label and cannot find any evidence of a label being removed, a nice touch is the added hook and eye to the top of the collar i pressume for closing around the bottom of the face when cold, never seen this before. I would say its a large size and would fit your manequin.
British ''War Emergency Packing'' Sweet Tin. Large sweet tin thats been reused by the sweet company ''Radio Assortment'' by having the top relabelled with a War Emergency Packing Label. Condition is very good.
British 1888 Pattern Bayonet, Volunteer/Commercial. Sanderson marked 1888 bayonet with no military markings, the condition is good with staining to the metal but with no damage to the wooden grips, top button in working order. The blade again with staining and slight pitting to the tip area i pressume from damp held in the chape area of the scabbard. The scabbard again with staining to the meatl but the leather is supple and in strong condition, no rot! No markings. Ive just noticed a letter ''F'' and the number ''6'' stamped into the top tang area. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
British 1903 Pattern Bayonet in Naval Frog. Condition is very good with the wood slab grips having only the slightest briusing and knocks, no chips. The pommel and cross guard have a nice amount of original bluing, some slight pitting to one side of the pommel near the top only, fixing button works freely. The blade again in very nice condition with no pitting and a good amount of its factory finish, numerous markings including the Wilkinson makers mark. Letter ''J'' stamped along one side of the metal running behind the grips. The top of the pommel is stamped EDF for the firm Enfield who during the years 1903 to 07 had a contract to convert the 1888 pattern over to the 1903, apparently this was done to just over 66,000 bayonets. The leather scabbard is supple and is dated 04, all stitching tight with the naval type frog again in supple condition, does have the remains of a three digit number stamped to one side. A very nice and rare example. p.s. May i thank Dane for the above info on these converstions. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
British 1916 Dated ''On War Service'' Badge. In nice condition, clear makers mark to the rear and service number and a good strong working pin.
British 1939 Dated MKII Combat Helmet. Helmet has over 90% of its early brown finish to the outside with just minor spotting from storage, there are a couple of small knocks to the crown near to the top nut, the first pattern liner is in supple condition as is the webbed chinstrap. The liner is dated 1939 but no date can be seen under the paint to he helmet shell. A good all round example of an early production lid. Helmet was found in a local garage with the Wardens helmet listed below and is new to the market.
British 1940 Dated Ammo Boots. Very nice early dated ammo boots in very nice condition, supple leather body, complete leather soles with hob nails, the lose of the front cleet to one boot only, size marked. The only small issue is the wear to one side going thru the top leather only, perhaps motorbike rider, vehicle crewman or a soldier who really did like to salute on the parade ground. To the inside is a very clear makers mark and large 1940 date. The size is 7.
British 1941 Dated Bible, Sentiment dated 1945, Palestine. Sent home from Palestine in 1945 to a lady who lived in Blaenavon, South Wales. Condition is very good with all pages complete. The from mother of pearl cover has only one missing piece to the back left corner.
British 1942 Dated Pith Helmet and Carry Bag. Gent brought this in this afternoon after finding it in his house, knew it was going to be a pith and from the condition of both bag and helmet id say its been stored this way for many years. Pith has a ''squished'' top but not that bad, does pop up with pressure from underneath, body has lots of staining from use, inside liner is complete as is the chinstrap, has a makers stamp to the inside body and a 1942 date, carry bag again in used stained condition. So if you want an example thats been untouched since the war, well this one is not too bad!
British 1943 Dated Mountian Cap. In unissued condition with a clear Glasgow maker and 1943 Date stamp to the inside, there is also a very clear Broad arrow stamp to the white side of the inside material. Again part of the gear issued to Major Brooks.
British 1946 Pattern Battle Dress, Early Gwent Cadet Force. Battle dress is in very good condition, can only find three tiney moth nips, the nap to the material is very good, one area of worn nap to the collar and a stain. The label has gone but its a large size, inside there is the owners service number and a clear WD inspection mark. The BD is badge to an early cadet force from the Gwent, South Wales area and both sets of insignia is machine stitched to the arms. Owners single war medal ribbon stitched above the pocket. So heres a chance to purchase not only a scarse 46 pattern BD and but one badged to an early cadet force.
British 44 Pattern Ammo Pouches, 1945. Both left and right examples that are in very good condition, both are maker marked and dated 45.
British 44 Pattern Canvas Belt. In nice complete condition, one grommet missing and two small spots of white emulsion paint. Measures 38 inches with about an extra 3 inches when fully extended, no markings.
British 44 Pattern Small Pack 1945/6. In nice condition with all its straps and buckles intact and still having its period green tie to the inside. Maker and date stamp to the inside , date looks like 45 but could well be 46. Some minor stains from storage.
British 44 Pattern Water Bottle,Cup and Cover, 1945. The cover is in very nice condition but its dated 46 whislt the cup is dated 45, both cup and bottle have a couple of knocks and the former Korea veteran has scratched his name to the cup.
British 44 Pattern Yoke Straps and Belt, 1945. The webbed yoke is in nice clean condition, its dated 45. The belt has had more use and i cannot find a date. This was found recently with other 44 pattern equipment belonging to a former Korean war veteran.
British Airborne Maroon Para Beret. 1945 dated Artillery Officers para beret thats in good displayable condition, the only issues are the moth nips to the beret body along the bottom just above the leather band, looks as if this was done due to the beret being laid flat for a number of years. The inside has a clear 1945 date and makers details. Beret itself appears to have little use. This item came from the same source as the marron beret listed previously having belonged to Captain John Marshal, details of this veteran can be found in its description.
British Airborne Pegasus Patch. Glue back example with the Pegasus being in a very light blue/white with the rear having light blue highlights. Condition is very good and uniform removed.
British Army Lieutenant Colonel Peaked Cap, Named Hatley. Nice period service cap to Lt Col K.C.Hatley, im afraid all insignia has been removed but the cap has survived in nice condition with only one moth nip to the left side along the pipping, the inside is complete and has a nice makers label to the crown. Reaserch possible and of course restoration.
British Army Pay Book Cover. In nice used condition.
British Army Pay Book, Welsh Guard, KIA Tunisia, 1943. In good but used condition, some pages are loose. Paybook belonged to WO class 2, CSM, Richard George Bailey, 3rd Battalion Welsh Guards who was killed in Tunisia on the 23/04/1943.
British Army Service Corps Pith Helmet. Condition of the helmet is good, outer cover and puggaree are clean with just a minimal amount of staining, the top has been crushed slightly, inside leather sweat band in good complete condition, one of the four cross straps has come loose, clear Bombay makers label to the inside. ASC flash to the side has bright clear colour. As for a date i belive its WW1 from the flash and the makers label.
British ATS Pattern Canvas Haversack. ATS pattern haversack thats in very nice condition with just a couple of period snags that have been repaired. No markings can be found.
British Bayonet, No5, MkI. Jungle Carbine. This example has been painted black by a collector in the past so condition underneath the finish would be guess work. The wooden grips are in good condition with a tiny crack near the cross guard,top button in working order. The scabbard has a brass top throat indicating postwar manufacture. some markings can be seen under the paint, one side has been scratched thru. So an example that could be cleaned up and displayed well enough with your carbine. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
British Bayonet, No5, MkI. Jungle Carbine. In good condition with no damage to the slab wooden grips, some loss of finish to the metal handle parts,top button in working order. Blade has clear markings and its original tip, has been sharpened in the past. Scabbard is the early version without brass throat, maker is Wilkinson. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
British Bring Back First Gulf War Iraq Combat Helmet. In good condition with complete liner, metal fittings have rusted and the leather sweatband has hardened slightly, still has its cloth chinstrap.
British Buff Leather Sword Knot. In complete condition and made from the same type of buff leather found on Slade Wallace equipment.
British Clasp Knife. In good condition with metal work in need of a clean, no damage to the grips and the blade has not been over sharpened. The blade is maker marked and dated, its a clear 194 but the last letter looks like an 8, so im going with 1948 which is late for this pattern.
British Dispatch Riders High Gaiters, Size 3, 1941. In what appears to be in unissued condition except for some storage markings, couple of buckles show rust, all full length leather straps are complete and still have a coat of green finish. The insides are matching maker marked, sized 3 and dated 1941.
British Dispatch Riders Steel Helmet, 1944. Interesting DP helmet thats had a coat of white/tan and a red stripe along the bottom. White/tan, well sometimes i see a discoloured white than i see a light tan!! Anyway the condition is very good, used, with nearly all its painted finish intact, some knocks to the red edge. The inside leather liner is complete but used as seen by the sweat etc. The outer ear flap sections again complete but one area has a small split, clear 1944 date to the inside. Of note i did talk to a Dutch collector who a few years ago dug up some relic DP helmets in this colour scheme , perhaps used for traffic control!
British First Division Officers slip on Combination Insignia. Nice condition shoulder slip ons, condition is very nice but at some point the red titles have been removed. Nice resoration for someone wishing to add to an Italian campaign theme.
British First Pattern ''Pulp'' Dispatch Riders Crash Helmet. 1940. In very nice condition with most of its original green finish intact to its outer body, minimal surface scratching only. The leather neck flap is again in very nice supple condition with no damage just some slight scuffing were the leather meets the bottom of the helmet, both ear poppers are working and the snaps are marked ''Newey''. The inside is very clean with the leather sweat band in supple condition, band has a factory paper label with a clear 1940 date but i cannot make out the factory, underneath is a clear WD mark. These ''pulp'' helmets were introduced in 1939, this example is the very first pattern without added protection for the liner fixing string as expected with a 1940 date.
British Home Front Fibre Helmet. A home front helmet made from riveted shaped compressed fibre with a with early type liner. Condition is used but no chips or cracks to the fibre body, liner certainly had use, no date or markings found. The owner has written his name on the chinstrap.
British Leather Bladed Swagger Stick. In very good condition with the cruciform blade having a makers initials stamped to the top. Dont see too many of these turn up on the market. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
British Lightweight Gas Mask And Bag with Contents. Bag is dated 44 with the mask being dated for 1952, inside were found a complete tin box with anti gas ointment and the tin tube for anti dimming. Condition is very good.
British Medal Group, Iraq and Afghanistan . Medal group belonging to a former member of the REME which includes his 2003 Iraq medal, good uncleand condition with one knock to the rim only , his Afghanistan operational service medal is still in its original issue box with the veterans details to the back. The Iraq medal is professionally mounted next to his Yugolavian medal, and lastly is his boxed ISAF medal. Both main medals have full matching details around the rim. The vet recently brought these medals into me as he no longer had need of them.
British Medal, 1880 Kabul To Kandahar Star. Medal is in very nice condition with nice tone to the bronze body, original ribbon again in nice but slightly faded condition.
British Mess Tins, 1945/46. In nice condition with matching makers but two diffrent dates, 45 and 46.
British Middle East Commando Knuckle Dagger. An original example thats in very good condition, no cracks to the brass knuckle bow and minimal knocking to the body, the blade is full length with no pitting but has stained from age. This one is the rarer version with a stamp to the handle being a broad arrow with the letters ''M'' and ''E'' either side. Sorry but this one didnt come with a leather scabbard.
British Military Driving Goggles. In very good condition with yellow lenses, supple body, complete clean fur surround and sound usable rear strap.
British Military Map, Caen-Cherbourg, Normandy Coast. In good complete condition with just a couple of small holes and some staining around the corners, its dated 43. This map shows the complete coast line for the Normandy invasion.
British Minesweepers Anti Submarine Badge. This is the second issue example as seen by the addition of 4 loops to the side of the badge to sewn on the uniform sleeve. Condition is very good with nice patina, serial number stamped to the rear. First issue badges had a pin fasterner and were found to snag in wear, i have an example for sale on these pages.
British MK2 Combat Helmet. Nice to find an example that has nearly all its rough paint finish to the outside and again all its smooth factory finish to the inside. The top nut has most of its finish. The inside liner is dated 1938, the helmet 1939. Im pressuming with the early dates the top pad, now missing, would have been the early donut type. Ive taken a shot of the liner date and managed to slide the liner arm over showing the diffrence in finish under the arm, good sign of liner and helmet never being apart. Chinstrap is complete.
British MKII Army Helmet and Netting. 1940. Sound example of a MKII British army helmet with its original period net. The helmet has over 80% of its original matt green finish, the crown area has some rust bleed poking thru, the net is in very good order with jus two small holes. The inside has good paint finish and rust bleed . The shell is maker marked and dated 1940. The inside MK2 liner is still supple with no damage, its maker marked and dated 1939, the helmet and liner have never been apart. Chinstrap is complete and in very nice condition. Nice to find one of these thats been kept together and having a nice early date.
British MKII Police Helmet, 1938 Dated. Helmet retains around 90% of its original Police blue finish to the outside, more finish remaining to the inside of the shell. The Police decal to the front is around 97% complete. The shell has makers details stamped to the rim and dated 1938 to one chinstarp mounting.Inside MK1 liner is in complete and supple condition, its maker marked and dated 1939, size7, liner is secured by a nut which i have seen on numerous examples. Chinstrap is again in very nice condition. A sound untouched example.
British MKII Police Helmet, 1939 Dated. Super Condition. I cannot over state the condition on this example. The paint work rates at nearly 100% , inside and out, just a couple of scratches to the outside and to the rim. The Police markings to the front are the stencilled type and has survived again in nearly 100%.There is some sort of staining to the crown area, allmost like the markings found on British helmets that have been stacked over the years, i have not tried to remove this. The inside of the helmet is maker marked and dated 1939. The second pattern liner is maker marked and dated 1939, the condition of the liner is the best ive seen just some minor cracking to the material. The chinstrap is in perfect condition. This helmet was brought into my shop this morning, its never been in any collection.
British MkII Wardens Helmet, Super Condition. Sweet condition Wardens example with a very nice outer finish and white ''W'' to the front. The inside will not be able to be upgraded IMHO, its in ''fabtastic'' condition with nearly 97% of its original early finish, just a slight rust bleed to one edge near the chinstrap bale. The liner again in super condition and supple as expected. Chinstrap is named and what i belive is his post code. The helmet iself is dated 1939 as is the MkI liner, the liner is size number 7. This would be very hard to upgrade.
British MKIV Combat Helmet, 1945 Dated. Very nice condition example with over 95% of its original rough green finish, inside and out, the shell is stamped with the date 1945. The liner is also in very nice supple condition, dated 1945, chinstrap is also in sound condition. These MKIV's differ from the MKIII's by having the chinstrap lugs lowered and the liner secured to the helmet by a spigot rather than a screw fitting.
British Mountaineers Combat Cap, Sheep skin Liner. In very nice condition with the remains of a Glasgow makers stamp to the inside, date is faded but appears to be 44 or 45, very clear broad arrow stamp to the inside. Both cloth ties are present and its nice to find an example thats sheep skin lined.
British Night Vision Monocular, TABBY. Just found locally in a garden shed and in need of some TLC. Body does not have any knocks, top focus lens is free and moves, bottom lens is dirty but complete.Eye piece is supple enough and the middle switch inj working condition. Code marked to the bottom. Would clean up with a bit of effort.
British Officers Private Purchase Map Case. In very nice condition with all poppers in working order, some type of foxing only to the outer material. Inside map overlays without cracking and clear. No makers or date mark only the former owners name to the inside. Perfect addition to any officers kit.
British Officers Private Purchase Water Bottle. In very nice clean condition, the green felt covered bottle is held in a heavy fabric carry cover with large ''England'' made clouser popper. Ive not taken the bottle out as the fabric seems to have shrunk around the bottle slightly, slight discolouring on the material can be seen were its been closed over time. This came with other items ive been purchasing such as the puttees and gloves ive sold recently, items-54800,54799 and 54798, all belonging to a British officer who served on the Idian frontier.
British Officers Side Cap. In very good condition with good nap to the material, inside has a well used liner thats split down the centre from being worn, no maker or date to be found. The cap adge that was worn has not gone thru the inside material, too me that would indicate the use of an Officers bronze badge or plastic economy.
British Officers Side Cap. In very nice condition with just a couple of small nips to the material, bronze Kings crown buttons to the front, appears to have never had a cap badge attatched, inside is also very clean.
British Officers Side Cap. Out of all the side caps listed below this example has to be the best when it comes to condition, the material is very nice and the inside is clean with the remains of a tailors label, badge is a bronze type for an RA officer. The cap comes with two Kings crown buttons that i found attatched to the front with a brass slide.
British Other Ranks Side Cap. In the usual course material found with OR's examples this is in good condition with just some minor wear to the nap of the material near the back, inside is very clear with a clear makers mark and dated 1942.
British Other Ranks Side Cap. In very nice condition with good nap to the material, very clean inside, no maker or date, remains of tailors pencil marks only.
British Other Ranks Side Cap. In good condition with clear makers mark and size to the inside, has had a couple of badges on this one,Kings crown buttons to the front, material is an upgrade from the usual OR's found.
British Para Beret and Indian Made Sorbo Training Helmet. These two items recently came into my shop from the estate of local veteran who recently passed away, they were both found in his garage. The beret has seen better days, the nap to the body has worn down from use and it has some holes, the front badge is a collar example but this has been on the beret for many years, nap of the material is much stronger behind the badge and lots of verdigris can be found under the retaining prongs at the back of the badge. The inside liner has lost its makers stamp but the Z prefix above the broad arrow dates this to 1945, inside is in used condition but complete. The Sorbo training helmet is an Indian made example as seen by the hand stiched grommets and the ''I'' prefix under the broad arrow stamping to the centre. Its in very nice condition, one repair to a side skirt near the fastening strap. This one has a very clear name to the inside skirt. Even with the beret in very used condition, its original and being found with the Indian made sorbo helmet, will be a great display item. As for the sorbo helmet, these Indian made examples rarely turn up for sale and a search of the inernet will show photos of these helmets actually been used to drop paras into action in Burma. Of course these have never been in a collection before.
British Para Beret and Indian Made Sorbo Training Helmet. EXTRA PHOTOS..........
British RAF Parachute Bag. In good used condition, bag is complete with inner flap , no date but the letters KRA are stamped to the inside. All zipper teeth are present but the lightning marked zipper does not fasten the teeth together. Found in the same clearence as the FL marked German parachute bag ive listed.
British Ranked White Police Officers Steel Helmet. Condition is very nice with most of its original white finish to the outside shell, the Police title has survived with only the usual crazing and toneing from age, the pip has a couple of knocks. The top screw is original to the helmet and tight. The inside shell has over 50% of its original police blue finish, the liner is complete and supple if not some what dirty from being found in a Garden shed, i have not tried to clean any of it, i will leave this to the new owner if they wish, this means that i cannot see a size, date or maker to the liner but its the first patter with donut top pad indicating an early war item, again no date to be found on the shell. The chinstrap is strong and supple, owners initials found on one side.
British Respirator Glasses and Case. In very nice undamaged condition with the owners name written to the inside. These were found inside the opticians cardboard box which is included in the sale.
British Royal Engineers Slouch Hat. A very nice slouch with nice intact body, minimal staining from age and storage, all vent grommets are intact, side press stud i have not tried to open, Newey marked to the inside. The intact puggree has a nice two RE colour banding behind, same colour as the machine stitched RE flash behind the badge. The inside condition matches the outside, nicley worn but complete, leather sweatband has a makers mark and a very faint date underneath, i can see the 194 i belive but the last number, well might be 3 then again it could be 5. Ive not cleaned or brushed this cap as its the way i like them but if wishing then it will clean up even nicer than it allready is.
British SFP Zuckerman Steel Helmet. In very nice condition with all its factory finish intact, both front and back spray painted letters are in nice clear condition. Inside liner sysytem again complete and in nice condition.
British SLR L1A3 Bayonet. Earlier long fuller SLR bayonet thats in good all round condition with a good amount of its factory finish remaining, top press stud in working order, blade is very clean with no sharpening and crisp point to the blade. Slight rattle to the metal handle. This example also has letter and number stamps to the top throat of the scabbard. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
British SLR L1A3 Bayonet. Bayonet is in used condition having recived a second coat of black finish to the handle and scabbard, blade has a good amount of factory finish, its original tip and a layer of grease. Blade is number marked and the nato numbering can be seen under the paint along both sides of the handle. Rear fixing button in working order. Knylon frog in good used gondition. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
British SLR L1A3 Bayonet. This is the later type with short fuller and lack of waist to the cross guard. Condition is very good with i would say nearly all its black factory finish intact. Blade has a full black finish and both metal grips have full markings, date mark would suggest 1967 as date of manufacture. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
British SLR L1A3 Bayonet. In very nice condition with what i would say is nearly 100% of its factory finish to the bayonet and scabbard. Clear markings to both grips and the top of the blade. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK ONLY.
British SLR L1A3 Bayonet. Chromed, Black Watch. Ceremonial chromed SLR bayonet with the addition of a Black Watch enamel badge added to the grip, badge has been on the grip for some time. Condition is very good with the only lifting of chrome from the clip point area. Plenty of clear markings and the top fixing button in working order, no scabbard . FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
British Torches Pocket,No1. I myself have never come across these before so cannot give you any info on them, would appear to be of use map reading going by the small apeture and orange colour to the lens. Anyway here you have a boxed example, one side has some slight rust bleed to the body, on/off switch in working order.
British War Time Cake of Blanko and Shoe Polish. Found in a bottom of a box and i pressume from the same British soldier is this full cake of Khaki Green Blanko and a full tin of shoe polish, condition is very good.
British Wardens Helmet, No14 W 4A. A very nice variant of the WW2 British Wardens helmet. Black outer paint is well over 90% complete with just a small rust bleed coming thru on the front left hand side of the large ''W'' on the front. The inside is as found, the first pattern liner is in complete condition with storage issues, i belive this will clean up, liner is quite supple and not over brittle. Chinstrap again complete but dirty. Liner and helmet are both dated 1939, never been apart. I picked this one up this morning only giving the outer a slight wipe with a damp cloth.
British WW2 MKIII Combat Helmet. A very nice example with over 90% of its original green textured paint remaining and foilage net. The helmet itself is stamped MKIII 1945 with the screw fitted liner being dated 1944, size 7, and is in very nice condition, The webbed chinstrap is also in very nice condition. The helmet does have what looks like a stacking ring but the net looks as if its been on this lid for a very long time, check the fraying and wear to the net . Its nice to find an example with a 1944 dated liner and a shell thats marked as a MKIII.
British WW2 Economy Pattern Rifle Sling. As found still wrapped and fastened by its period string, condition is very good.
British WW2 Mickey Mouse Gas Mask and Carry Tin. A very nice condition Mickey mask with no damage, no rot and bright colour. Plenty of markings to be found including the 1939 date. The tin again in very nice condition with the lid having full details of the childs name and address, i belive its a village in Mid Wales called Panty Brwyn.
British WW2 Officers Visor Cap. Such a pity that this can only be described as an example that might well be used for ''parts'', it has a nice leather chinstrap with buttons, a nice top lining with clear maker to the King and a sound leather sweat band, all can be used to repair another example, the rest im afraid to say is shot!!! May i add that the item will be sent out in a large ''giffy'' bag to make postage as cheap as possible, if of course you wish the cap to be boxed then please contact me for futher postage charges.
British WW2 Sewing Kit, RAF. This example was found amongst the belonings of a former RAF flying officer, the Service number to the inside is his.
British Zuckerman Fire Watchers Helmet.1941 Dated. A very clean example with nearly all its grey factory finish intact, liner is in supple and very clean condition, clear makers mark and date. The helmet itself is dated 1941 and maker marked, its also stamped M for medium size. Owners name in pencil to the inside shell.
Bronze DRL Sports Award, Jena. In very nice condition with all its bronze finish intact, sharp detail and clear makers marks to the rear.
Bronze Grade German Drivers Profficiency Arm Badge. Condition is very good with a nice amount of bronze finish to the metal, cloth surround has some moth damage to the side, paper backing and prongs intact.
Bulgarian Infantry Badge of Honour. Other ranks version with good detail and all its finish, top enamel has no damage. The rear has lost its plate but still has its rear fastening washer.
Bulgarian Soldiers Cross for Bravery, IV Class. In very nice condition with most of its finish intact and a good length of period ribbon. The hanging ring might well be a relacement, cant be 100% sure as Bulgarian awards are new to me.
Burman Machete, Indian Manufacture, 1945. These types of machete were made using all sorts of spare metal including lorry springs etc in India for allied troopes fighting in Burma. The condition of this example is very good, with clear makers stamp and date to the top of the blade. The two wood slab grips are again in good condition, both having stampings to them. The leather scabbard is complete and in supple condition, this one is dated 43. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
Campaign Mirror. Bevelled mirror held in a copper frame with swivel top hanger, condition is very nice with plenty of patina. Date could be pre WW1 or even earlier.
Canadian Manufactured Tam O' Shanter. Made by the Lewis firm of Nova Scotia, clear label to the inside liner, this example is in very nice condition with no damage and good nap to the material, i would say its a medium size. Two holes were a Scottish type cap badge was. Faint maple leaf stamp inside.
Canadian Officers Peaked Cap. In nice condition and made of very light khaki material, side buttons are both Canadian Kings Crown examples.Leather chin strap is supple. The inside has a very clear makers detail stamped to the lining. Sweat band is complete. One hole to the material of the body near the front.
Canadian Ross Bayonet Scabbard. A well marked example that has no loose stitching, no holes or fragile leather, needs a quick polish and your away.
Canadian SDG Infantry Cap Badge. In very nice condition with its original tartan backing.
Cardiff City Fire Helmet. Recently found in the local area is this nice WW2 Cardiff City Fire helmet. It appears to have been an army issue going by the olive drab factory finish to the inside, The outside has recived a brushed coat of pale blue then a hand rendered white ''Fire'' to the front and back, pencil marks can still be found around the lettering. To finish this off is a Cardiff civil defence decal. No markings can be found to the helmet due to the overpaint and the liner has no makers mark, the size being written in pencil to one arm. Chinstrap is missing one end buckle.
Cheltenham General and Eye Hospital Celluloid Badge. Fundraising badge thats in very nice condition, pin has been bent back into the body of the badge, Fattorini makers details around the rim.
Cloth Breast Eagle, EM/NCO. Early machine embroidered breast eagle thats in good allround condition, appears to have been tunic removed and once glued in an album.
Cloth German Army Trapezoid M43 Cap Eagle. Uniform removed example that in good condition, some period thread remaining.
Cloth German Army Tropical Breast Eagle. Uniform removed example thats in nice condition, one small tear just under the wing on the left side, some original thread remaining.
Cloth German Luftwaffe Cap Eagle. Uniform removed example thats in good condition, some period thread remaining.
Combat Vehicle Crewman Helmet, Adapted? Sohah? From what i can see this CVC helmet has see some use with a number of coats of camo finish to the body, the internal straps appear to be an upgrade and there are no labels or marking to the inside. Looks like a SF Sohah but i dont think its as thick in the body as expected, but might well ahve been adapted for such use. WAS PRICED AT £110
Complete 1943 Dated German Gas Mask and Canister. In very nice original condition with 99% of the finish remaining to the canister, no dents. The webbed strapping is complete with bottom belt strap, unmarked and in very nice condition. The mask again in very nice condition with clean supple webbing and all green finish to the metal buckles, numerous markings found inside, lenses have clouded up. The filter is perfect with top cap and clear markings including the 44 date. Found inside the top pocket are two gas mask lenses and in the bottom of the canister is its white cleaning cloth and metal retainer. Lastly the canister has a large letter ''D'' stamped to the bottom and is maker coded and dated 43. A complete set in super condition.
Comrades of the Great War Enamel Badge. Condition is very good, recipients number and maker marked Gaunt to the rear.
Customs Official Visor Insignia. Both the top eagle and bottom wreath have nice sharp detail and both have there fixing pins intact. The eagle is stamped aluminium were the wreath is die stamped from zinc. WAS PRICED AT £75
Czechoslovakian Pilots Badge.1950's/60's. In very nice condition with all its factory finish intact, rear has its fixing prongs present and a clear makers mark.
DAF Werkschar Visor Cap. This cap is built as a true Werkschar example as seen by the smooth middle band, normal DAF caps have a ribbed band. The condition is very good with very little wear. Nap to the material is very good and if there is a small moth nip i cannot find it. Leather chinstrap is nice and complete, visor peak without damage. The inside leather sweatband is named and complete with minimal usage. Inside blue lining again in nice bright colour, under the sweatband a nice clear RZM label can be found. I have named this a Werkschar example and it is but there has never been the usual DAF Werkschar wreath fixed to the front, no holes to be found inside or out , the 37 pattern eagle i would say is factory fitted, its fitted so tight i couldnt even get a slip of paper behind it. So could this be a DAF Walter/Wardens visor, makes sense in my opinion! Anyway Werkschar or Walter this is a nice visor and scarce compaired to a normal DAF ''Festival Cap''. ON HOLD FOR ''J''.
Danish M47 Madsen Bayonet. In very nice condition with 100% of its factory finish to all metal parts including the M47 metal scabbard. The wood grips have no knocks or bruising and the bright blade still has lots of its factory grain and spear point tip. A very good example of a scarce bayonet that had a short manufacture run, around 5000. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK ONLY.
De-Nazified German Police Buckle and Belt. RS&S made aluminium Police buckle thats been de-nazified during the early postwar era, details to the buckle front and sides are still sharp, some paint still remaining to the inside. The belt is an original HJ example and is sized for a child, in my opinion the belt and buckle have been together for quite some time.
Der Stahlhelm 1929 Event Badge. In very nice condition with allits period finish intact, original working pin to the rear.
Der Stahlhelm Members Commemorative Badge.1930. In very nice condition with clean enamel to the front, slight dust build up around the helmet. The rear has its undamaged period fixing pin, its maker marked STH, Ges Gesch and 935. A nice example.
Der Stahlhelm Membership Badge. In nice condition with its period fixing pin intact, maker marked to the firm N&H.
Der Stahlhelm Membership Badge. Nice clean condition badge with period fixing pin, maker marked to the firm ''WD''.
Deutsch Jungvolk Rank Insignia. DJ/ HJ Oberjungs Chaftsfuhrer rank insignia thats in very good condition, dark blue background material and silver chevron as not suffered from moth and still has its oeiginal nap intact, metal pip again in very good condition.
Deutsche Wehrmacht Arm Band. Good clean example.
Deutsches Frauenwerk Membership Badge. In good condition with clear enamel, sharp RZM and makers code to the rear fith its period fixing pin.
DJ, German Youth, Tent Pegs and Bag. Name and Area Marked. Nice early grey coloured bag with double leather straps, couple of small moth nips only, fabric is clean, leather in supple condition. Inside can be found three wooden tent pegs. Added bonus to the set is the matching name of the kid and his Fahnlein number and area. WAS PRICED AT £65
DJH Event Badge. Great designed badge thats in nice condition with all its period finish intact and period rear pin.
DJH Jugendberg Stahleck Tinnie. Nice clean badge with a sharp detailed front design, rear has its period fixing pin and clear makers mark.
Double Decal M34 Fire/Police Helmet. Over 95% of its black factory finish to the outside, the crown has some wear. The decals are in very nice condition with the Eagle decal being 100% complete with some minor wear, decal has clear crazing to the finish. The party decal is 85% complete with one knock to the Swastika and a slight red paint to one corner, perhaps period, plenty of crazing to the finish. The inside liner is very clean and supple , sized 58 and the cloth tie appears period. The chinstrap is complete and supple. There is one tear to the leather which has not gone thru, repair would be easy or leave as is. The inside dome has a nice makers decal for the firm Mandelartz. May i add that the chinstrap will be secured during transit to prevent futher damage to the area mentioned.
Dr Fritz Todt Award. In very nice condition with all its finish intact with just minimal wear to the high points of the eagle. The rear has a heavy fixing pin and catch and the finish to the back has numerous horizontal lines as found on original examples, i've hopefully captured this in one of the photos. The letters are factory burnished but i had a problem trying to capture this in a photo. A super example.
Drivers Metal Proficiency Badge, Bronze. In good condition with most of its finish intact, backing material is green and appears to have been uniform removed.
DRK Collar Tabs. German Red Cross. Pair of standard DRK collar tabs, condition is good.
DRK Visor Enamel Cap Badge. Condition is very good, one small chip to the top left corner, both fixing prongs to the rear and Ges Gesch marked.
Droop Tail Aluminium Buckle and Belt Set, 1937, II Flak 24. This set has never been messed with or been apart since the end of WW2. The buckle tab and belt are both dated 1937, tab also marked to a flak unit. The aluminium droop tail buckle has seen some use with loss of detail to the eagle only, highest point. Both fixing prongs present as is the dated and maker marked leather tab. The belt again has a matching date and is maker marked but i cannot make out the details, leather is supple but never cleaned. If you like untouched items then this would certainly fit the bill.
DSA Sports Award, Steinhauer and Luck. Number 4 Stamp. Quite a scarce sports award manufactured during a very short period in early post war Germany. The condition is very good with all its bronze finish, period hardwear and detailed makers markings including a nice number 4 stamped to the pin.
DSB Sports Award, Steinhauer and Luck. In very nice condition, sharp detail and good finish. Period hardwear to the rear.
Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Officers Cap. In what i would call ''great'' condition with no moth holes or trackng and no staining, the inside again in very nice order with very little evidence of the cap having much service ware. The cap badge is the two prong type and the brown side buttons are Kings Crown versions. No size but would estimate around a size 7.
Dutch Commando Camo Combat Helmet. Purchased from ''Tommy'' a few days ago is this very nice three tone camo combat helmet. The condition is nice with very nice colours to the outside and a nice used liner and working chinstrap to the inside.
Early British Leather Cartridge Case. Condition is good for its age with the bottom corner coming adrift from the body other than that the leather is in supple condition with all metal cartridge compartments present. I've seen one example for sale before but for the life of me i cannot find it at the moment, i cannot tell you if its Military or an early shooting pouch but its early folks. WAS PRICED AT £90
Early British Metal Water Bottle, Indian Pattern? Indian pattern is the closest model i can find, perhaps Boer War? Anyway the condition is very good with the only slight split being along the spout, no dinks/knocks to the body.
Early British Submarine Photo Post Card. C12. In good condition.
Early Cloth and Paper Election Tinnie. With the early Hitler election slogan this cloth example has been resewn to the fixing pin, paper swastika has one lift to a corner. Quite a scarse badge.
Early DLV Plastic Tinnie. Well its just a super little badge and one ive not seen before, condition is very nice, rear has its period fixing pin, and a badge ive enjoyed for many years.
Early DRK Leather Peaked Visor Cap. A very early example of a DRK members visor cap with an interesting leather peak, type found on the 'crusher' caps from the era. The condition is good/used with good nap to the top material, one small lose of material to the white waffenfarbe on the back. The central cloth has good colour but has some lose of material behind the leather chistrap, only noticable at certain angles. The cap cockade and roundal appear original to the cap, top DRK insignia has gone, i pressume this would have been the early type. Inside orange lining is complet and still has good colour, leather sweatband has seen better days, peak is sewn tot he cap and is strong but there is a small remnant of glue seen under some of the material. So we have an early example thats in collectable condition IMHO and a variant leather peak to add to the mix.
Early Duetsche Turnerschaft Belt and Buckle. In nice complete condition, some finish to the buckle Intitials remaining considering this would date to the early 1930's its survived very well, cloth belt again in good complete condition.
Early Flying Helmet and Goggles. Leather flying helmet is in good condition, its had quite a bit of use from the looks of it, there are a few scuff marks all around the body but none have gone thru, made a hole. Top button is still tightly held in place. The inside fur, appears to be bear or beever is again in used condition but complete to the visor and skirt, crown fabric area has some damage from use. The original neck clouser has gone with a shoe lace being added at some point. I would say its a medium in size but not 100% sure, no size markings. The goggles are an early French made pair called '' L'EXPRESS '' and again are in used but good condition, the lenses are whole but no chance of seeing thru them, the fur around the edges is complete but one area has come adrift, bit of glue should sort thst out. The elastic band has lost its ''give'' but is complete with a knot just to tightent it around the flying helmet. Anyway, this is the way it came into me so would like to sell as a set, nice good all round display piece.
Early German KSKOV Scharnhorst Cuff Title. This early 1930's cufftitle has at somepoint been pinned to an album of sorts, marks an bee seen from the pins at both ends, the colour appears to be slightly faded but does not detract from the overall look, no rips or moth an appears to be full length.
Early Glass Jar, Ointment Anti-Gas, No2. In good condition, might well be full of ointment but i havent tried to open.
Early Glass Jar, Ointment Anti-Gas, No2. In good condition, might well be full of ointment but have not tried to open.
Early Hitler Youth Sympathizers Badge. Nice early tin badge in the shape of a HJ flag, some of the gold wash has gone from the surround but the paint finish to the front flag is complete, rear has its period fixing pin.
Early Nazi Funeral Sash. Well its most of one as the other side has been cut leaving only this end. Condition is good with some staining and sun fade to the red material. Details are clear. Bottom tassel has pleanty of patina.
Early Nickle SS Belt Buckle, O&C. A good example, produced around 1932/34 in nickle silver, face has some wear but the details are still sharp with clear Gothic skript motto along the bottom of the central cirular design. The rear has its period fastening catch and rear fixing prongs. Manufacture stamp to the front near the bar for the firm Overhoff and Cie of Ludenscheid, ges gesch is the type without capital ''G''.
Early NSDAP Jugend Buckle and Leather Belt. Produced from the late 1920's and into the middle part of the 1930's these buckles were commercially produced and non regulation. This example has a nickle finish and rotated swastika to the front, the rear catch is DRGM marked. The black leather belt is in supple condition. The Angolia book on TR buckles has a very neat photo of a young boy wearing this type of buckle on page 290. ON HOLD FOR MATHEW!!
Early NSDAP Membership Badge, Ges Gesch Marked. Ges Gesch marked rear on this early NSDAP membership badge, some minor scuffs to the enamel but no cracks, plenty of patina, i belive would clean with a wipe using a damp cloth. The back has loads of patina, no need of a clean!!! The rear catch has a nice variant pin mount which i myself have not come across before.
Early NSDAP Membership Badge, Ges Gesch Marked. In very nice condition with very nice enamel work to the front, the rear has a good strong working pin and a clear early Ges Gesch mark to the pin keeper.
Early RAF Pilots Padded Cloth Wings. Large example and from what i can make out quite early in manufacture, there is one moth nip to the right of the crown only. Appears to be uniform removed.
Early SA Belt and Buckle. Buckle has good sharp detail with a nice amount of its original finish remaining, the eagle design would make this quite an early example, buckle has no dents but a couple of sratches only. The rear has both fixing prongs and catch, the solder work to affix the central motiff is not as nice as some and almost has that cottage industry feel but from the front it can be seen these two have been together since manufacture. The brown leather belt is in supple/used condition and the ''keeper'' is the type found on Political belts. Nice set.
Early Two Piece SA Belt Buckle. In nice condition with only minor scratches to the outer surface, rear has both fixing prongs.
Early WW2 German Naval Minesweepers Award. Good solid example of an early Minesweepers Award, most of the front finish has gone but the crisp detail remains, the top eagle is the first pattern. to the back most of the silver wash remains, the catch and pin are in good strong working condition. This is an unmarked example. ITEM WAS £145.....
East German DDR M56, Second Model, Steel Liner Frame. Perhaps in unissed condition, but lets say its not been on someones ''bonce'' for long. The outer factory finish is nearly 100% complete but with a couple of scratches from storage, rough finish intact, The pins are tight. The liner has that blond colour with just a tiny discolouring around the front edge, the leather chinstrap is supple and complete. Very nice unissued liner string tied to one of the liner tounges. This is what i call the second pattern as it has the ''Y'' type chinstraps but the WW2 pattern liner with steel band before plastic fiitings came into use.The helmet shell is tamped a size II and has a date stamp 63. So its nice to find a second pattern and one in such nice condition.
Eastern Peoples Medal with Swords, Silver. MM 100. PRICE REDUCED. Medal is in nice condition with a good amount of its original silver wash intact, the detail is still sharp and the ribbon is in very nice condition with its original fixing pin. The ring is stamped 100.
Edelweiss Over Stamped Luftwaffe Belt and Buckle. A very rare postwar over stamped buckle that apparently were used by the Bavarian Police during the early postwar years. Most examples ive seen are WW2 German Army buckles, this example has made use of a late war steel Luftwaffe buckle, the wing tips can clearly be seen pocking out from behind the edelweiss motiff. Buckle retains over 80% of its original wartime paint, its an unmarked example. The leather belt again an original WW2 example and from the condition i would say these two ave never been apart. These buckles do not turn up very often.
Eiserne 47.Res.Division Badge. Made of zink and with clear sharp detail to the front, clear battle honours to the rear and a good working pin and catch. These regimental badges are quite neat and can be found in period photos being worn on the recipients field uniforms and caps.
EM/NCO Visor Cap Insignia. A super clean pair of insignia for the visor cap, all detail is crisp and finish is bright, all fixing prongs present.
Essex Yeomanry Shoulder Title. In very nice condition.
Experimental/Trails Pattern Bundeswehr Paratrooper Helmet. An example of one of the short run of BW para helmets tested during the 1950's. As with quite a few of these the condition would appear to be lightly used with nearly 100% of its light blue/grey finish intact. The inside leather is supple bit has a tear to the back, no markings . Chinstrap bolts are all present and tight but im afraid to say that the leather chinstrap has had its fastening popper removed, cut off and the buckle end has been repaired. Damb pity about the damage but this still have quite a scarse helmet to find.
Fallschirmjager Reg.13 Document Grouping. Nice grouping of documents relating to the service of Gefreiten Helmut Meyer in FJR,13. The three award documents are in nice condition but have been folded, they all relate to action during his time in Normandy as does his paper wound tag. The dog tag is from service in his first unit, nice condition. Button hole enamel glider badge in very clean condition and has clear issue number to the back,32833. The four booklets are in very nice condition, three are NSFK related with two having nice HJ photos of Meyer inside, fourth is his Luftwaffe shooting book. Lastly are two nice photos of Meyer in blouse and wearing his cloth para badge. Two of the award documents are signed by KC holders. I recently bought this groupng from a friend who posted this grouping on Axis History Forum in 2004 with some really interesting information and observations coming from a forum member ''Paddy Keating'' and others, also my friends photos are much better than mine. I would suggest popping in my full title to this listing found above into Google Search to find much more information on this nice grouping.
Federal Republic of Germany Order of Merit, commander and Breast Star, Both in Boxes of Issue. Steinhauer & Luck. Both orders are in great condition with no damage to the enamel or knocks to the metal work, ribbon is complete and has both fastening buckles to the back, the star order has a Silver 800 mark to the rear under the catch. The boxes are in good condition, complete with only the minimal of wear, both have the makers stamp to the rear for the firm Steinhauer and Luck. Nice examples of the highest awards bestowed by the Federal Goverment.
Feuerschutzpolizei Late War Side Cap. HJ Related. In very nice condition with one or two very small moth nips, no tracking and nap to the material in good condition, black lining to the inside is size stamped 54. When i bought this cap i had it for displaye with the special HJ fire fighters tunic as seen in period photos, all thats needed is the silver woven Police eagle for the front or HJ diamond.
Fighting Knife, Dagger. W.H.Fagan. Leather ring handled fighting knife made by the firm Fagan. Condition is very good with a sharp edge and original tip, some staining . Leather ring grip in sound condition, tight with no dryness, top pommel has no damage. The leather scabbard again in good condition but with loose stitching, metal staples keeping the scabbard together. This is the type of dagger seen being sharpened by a GI in an interesting photo taken just before D-Day. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
Finnish M27 Bayonet. Hackman. In very good condition with no pitting to the steel mounts and nice wood grips. Grips are held on by domed rivets, no oil hole to the pommel.Tang has its rifle number stamped in. Blade is clean and has a clear Hackman stamp under the cross guard. Steel scabbard has all its finish and no dents. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's ONLY. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE THAT BAYONET WILL BE SENT OUT AT THERE OWN RISK DUE TO DIFFERING CUSTOMS REGULATIONS. PAYMENT WILL BE BY PAYPAL FRIENDS AND BANK TRANSFER ONLY.
First Class War Merit Cross Without Swords, No4, S&L. Early made example thats in nice condition but the rear catch has been replaced and there is a crack to the bottom of the pin. The pin has been fine for many years as when closed with the pin against the catch the downward pressure has actually help in keeping it together. It has a clear S&L code stamp number 4 to the pin. WAS PRICED AT £80
First Class War Merit Cross, No3, Deumer. In very good condition with crisp detail remaining, good solid rear hardware and a clear number 3 makers code to the back. As found on quite a few of these late war Deumers the finish has gone leaving a dull grey appearance. WAS PRICED AT £120
FN-FAL Type A Bayonet, Argintine. Condition is very good used with a good amount of its original finish, wooden grips are complete with only slight knocks, blade has most of its parkarized finish intact. The scabbard again in good used condition. This comes with what appears to be a 70's British frog and i pressume added later at some point, im of the opinion this is an Argentine example going by the rear button and numbering to the top pommel. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
French NCO M34 Dress Dagger. In very nice condition with a clean blade thats marked to the top with makers initials R.R.C. The composite grip has no damage, brass squared off fittings have no dinks or scrapes, small ''D'' type fitting above the cross guard has not been pushed in, i belive this was used to secure the portee and the top square tang nut appears not to have been tampared with. The nickle finished blade has no chips and has only a couple of minor marks with a slight covering of grease. The top spring to the blade to secure the dagger into the scabbard is in working condition. The scabbard is covered in a dark blue/black leather and is in very nice complete condition. A good example.
French Officers M26 Combat Helmet. In very nice clean condition with id say over 99% of its original finish intact, just the slightest of rust bleed to certain areas, shell is free from any knocks. Front infantry badge has been drilled to add the two stars for i belive a unit Brigadier. The inside has a nice clean supple liner that is dated 58. The leather officers braided chinstrap again in nice supple condition.
French Padded Paratroopers Helmet. Inside label dates this example to 1960, condition is very good with no damage to the outer fabric or inner linner.
Geko Mk10 Open Face Helmet, SBS and Fast Boat Troops. Nice example in very good condition with the extra bonus of having the inflatable head surround for better fit and water proofing.
Gendarmerie Shoulder Board Pair. Pair of WW2 Police ''slip on'' shoulder boards for a Oberwacht-Meister, condition is very good.
German Visor Aluminium Oak Wreath and Cockade. Very nice condition with no knocks or scrapes to the outer design, central cockade red felt with no moth nips, both fixing prongs attatched to the back.
German 1930's Period Bakelite Desk Pencil Sharpener. In very nice condition with no chips or cracks to the body, but with a chip to the rear behind the rotar arm only. Perfect display tem for any field military display.
German 1941 Combination Utensils Set. In nice condition with three of the items dated 1941 and eagle marked , two having the same maker.
German Army Jager Bevo Arm Badge Bevo quality arm badge as worn by Jager troops, Very good unissued condition.
German Army Oberschutz Cloth Pip. Condition is good with one moth nip, background material colour is a very dark green.
German Army Visor Cap Badge. Cap badge has good detail and original finish to the front, one remaining fixing pin to the rear.
German Army, 5th Company ,Inf-Regiment-29, Bone Souvenir. Made from the shoulder bone of a cow this souvenir was given to a member of Infantry Regiment 29 and signed by his fellow comrades. Someone scratched to the last two numbers from the date on the back, i pressume trying to fool someone into beliving this dates from WW2 but i belive it was given in the 1950's. Wax seal has an Imperial style eagle impressed front and back.
German Athletic Association, Deutscher Turnerbund, Belt and Buckle. Steel buckle thats in nice condition with no knocks or dents only the slightest of rusting to the rear fixing bar and prongs, its an unmarked example. The belt is again in very nice supple condition and its an early type made from higher grade leather as the stamped word ''Croupon'' indicates.
German Bakelite Ashtray and Cigar Holder. Two 1930's period smoking items being a bakelite ashtray, in nice used condition and an advertising cigar holder, presume given out when purchasing cigars at your local shop. Would make interesting display items with your personal items collection.
German Bakelite Cellotape Dispenser Wheel. In very nice condition with clear makers details to the front and a good metal cut saw to the side. Inside is a slight glue residue from some old cellotape, i removed the dead Russian Front fly!! Anyway would make a very nice period item for any field or office display.
German Civilian Winter Forage Cap. This is the type of cap worn by German kids during the winter in the 30's and 40's, i have seen these in period photos of groups of HJ boys during winter fun. The condition is very good, small size as expected. Outside material has not suffered from moth grazing and the inside lining is again in very good condition.
German Fat/Butter Container. Orange bakelite made container for fat, condition is very good.
German Feuerschutzpolize Visor Cap. Cap is in very nice condition, nap to the material has survived without moth tracking, two or three minute moth nips which can hardle be seen, cloth body could do with a lite brushing to remove the dust etc. Visor is in strong condition as is the chinstrap, cockade and aluminium Police eagle are in very nice condition. The inside lining is very clean with strong colour as is the leather sweat band, clear makers stamp to the inside crown, has the original owners name in pencil to the lining. A very nice example.
German Field Made Aluminium Cigarette Box. 1943. This example has a hand rendered ''saucy'' front with a couple of naked girls on the beach, rear is dated 1943. Condition is very good.
German Fire Axe Leather Carry Case. If your in need of a nice period carry case to add to your German Fire/Polce display or perhaps your HJ fire service uniform then this one would fit the bill as its in very nice condition with supple leather and no missing pieces, some dust build up from storage.
German Heer 485 Numbered Cloth Shoulder Board Slip Ons. Matching pair that are in very nice condition.
German Heer M35 Double Decal Helmet, Battle Damaged. Battle damaged M35 with two very nice decals. The early apple green has been over coated by a thin layer drab green, brush marks can be seen all over the outside and then another two decals placed on top, this is a know configuration., the inside skirt has also had this overpaint.The original apple green can be seen to the inside crown. The Heers decal rates at 95% complete with good age crazing all over, the laquer has run perhaps from the heat produced during the damage. The national shield rates at around 90% with age crazing. The helmet shell has had one hell of a strike which has managed to squeeze the lid from both sides, numerous scars can be seen on the helmet shell. The shell is maker marked SE64 and has a lot numbe to the rear, 3437. The liner frame is the early single banded aluminium type, leather is complete and in good condition but darkened by use and has the remains of blood soaking to the rear side . The liner has a regiment stamp to the inside. The remains of the chinstrap can be found to both ''D'' shape bales. This double decal helmet is a very nice example and one that shows what these soldiers could experience during combat. One from my personal collection as ive just added 2 other example and cannot afford everyone that comes my way.
German Kriegsmarine Sports Top Eagle. Top condition with no issues.
German Kriegsmarine Summer Jacket Aluminium Breast Eagle. Made from aluminium and with nearly all its gold wash remaining, makers details to the back.
German M31 Bread Bag. In close to unissued condition, faint stamp mark to the middle strap.
German M31 Mess Kit. Late War Enamel. Sorry to say its just the bottom half but its a late war enamel example, its well used with fire markings to the outside , inside enamel is complete.
German M35 and Russian Relic Helmets. Two WW2 combat helmets from apposing sides, both are in relic condition and both have cocussion fractures to the body, both helmets appear to be ground dug .
German M35 Combat Helmet. This wartime helmet started out as a Double Decal army example, at some point, 1940 regs, a coat of ''reissue'' paint was added over the top, then a winter white, and lastly a final coat of paint that had some sand mixed into it. The finish to the outside of the shell is over 97% complete. The inside of the shell retains its first apple green finish, it has a clear 1937 dome stamp to the crown. The liner is complete with no damage and has its original tie string, the liner frame is the first pattern single band aluminium with square chinstrap bales, i have not tried to find the date and maker to the outside of the frame.The skirt is maker marked NS68, big size, and has an early lot number E114 to the rear. The helmet has two names to the skirt. Chinstrap is original to the helmet and has been period shortened. The decal side has a number of scratches, but nothing to detract from the overall appearance of the helmet.
German M35 Helmet, Double Decal Over Paint. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.........
German M40 Helmet Shell. Would appear to have been dug from sandy conditions as the shell is very sound with no weak areas to the metal, there is slight pitting to the surface only. Cannot see and size or makers stamps. I would say a 64 size shell as a guess.
German M40 Single Decal Luftwaffe Combat Helmet. The shell retains virtually all its original rough factory finish, lets say 98% to be conservative, some scrapes and scratches from use. The decal is around 97% complete, one good knock to the right wing. The liner pins are tight and are original to the helmet. The shell is marked for the Quist firm and sized 62, lot number to the rear reads T5151. The liner is in supple condition but im afraid it has recived some rodent damage to four of the tounges, original leather chinstrap is present but the long strap is missing half its length, buckle end is complete. Its a nice example that displays very well.
German Military Drivers Proficiency Arm Badge. In very nice condition with both retaining pins to the rear. WAS PRICED AT £22
German Military Plaque. Large sizes wooden and metal plaque,13x10 inches, of a german soldier wearing a military helmet, condition is very good with the only damage being some of the surrounding wooden beads missing from around the corners, metal central figure in very nice condition with artist name to the bottom.
German Naval Officers Breast Eagle. Super condition example with two tones of celleon thread being used, no damage to any area, still has its blue protective paper backing to the rear.
German NSRL Membership Pin Back Badge. In very nice condition with all its finish, good working period rear pin and clear stamping, i belive the logo to the bottom is the maker.
German Officers Fire Defence/Feuerwehr Belt and Buckle.Hessen Nassau. The buckle is brass made with the remains of silver wash to the body, both buckle attatchment ends are also made of brass, the buckle is unmarked. The belt has been stored over the year in my opinion in a shed leaving the leather in ''hard'' condition but complete, some minot pest markings to one area. Still if you like untouched items then this is a good example of a wartime belt.
German Officers Fire Defence/Feuerwehr Belt, Buckle and Cross Strap.Rheinland. Here is a full rig to an officer in the German wartime fire brigade, as seen from the pictures its been untouched for many years. The buckle has a good amount of its period silver finish, both metal belt keepers are in need of a clean, buckle is unmarked. The belt is a good length as is the cross strap, belt is marked to one end. The leather has gone hard but is undamaged and in need of some leather feed to bring it back to supple condition. Again if untouched period items are your thing then this is a good example.
German Pith Helmet Eagle Shield. In very good condition with most of its black finish surrounding the eagle, the back retains all three of it fixing pins.
German Pith Helmet Metal Insignia, Ground Dug. Interesting shields for the tropical pith helmet, both are in nice condition having survived in the ground since the end of WW2. I have a friend who loves going thru the country of Austria with his metal detector, he comes from the Salzburg area and knew of a site were after the war a full train wagon of pith helmets was set allight and burnt to the ground, diggers have for a number of years visited the area, now an Austrian Military ground, numbers of insignia have been found on the site including SS and Luffty examples, this set is just one he found during the day.
German POW, Camp 194, Wooden Love Plaque. Here's an interesting wooden plaque made by a German POW for his loved one, only damage appears to be the window box missing from under the portrait. Camp 194 was situated in Penkridge, Staffordshire. Just to add there is a faint name written in pencil on the back.
German State Service Arm Band. In good used condition, no holes or snags. Clear official stamp to the front.
German Tropical Fat/Butter Container In very good condition with the only damage being a slight knock to the threaded area to the bottom, please see the picture.
German WW2 KIA Infantry Wehrpass, Photo Album and other Documents. Demjansk Action. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.....
German WW2 Sheepskin Waist Coat. Factory made sheepskin waist coat thats been period repaired using some spare camo pattern fabric, few holes to the body mainly to the left hand side, would look a treat on a Russian Front type mannequin.
GermanWood Chip M35 Camo Helmet MORE PHOTOGRAPHS...........
GRVI Special Constabulary Medal and Ribbon Bar. Medal is in good condition, one good knock to the bottom side, named to William. J. Sole. The ribbon bar was found with the medal so some military service to research.
GS Beret, 1945 Dated. Made in 1945 by the London firm J.Collet. Its had a hard life with numerous moth nips as it was stored badly in a garage for a number of years. Im sure its repairable.
Guilt Victorian Officers Belt Buckle. A very nice example with the majority of its guilt finish remaining, sharp detail to the lion and crown. As you might have noticed a collector in the past cut off most of the officers bullion belt for framing. I will send as is in case you would like to get it reframed. WAS PRICED AT £140
GWR Helmet, Landore, Swansea. Interesting ''zuckerman'' helmet issued to a member of the GWR working at Landore railway station/depot during WW2. Condition is very good with the helmet having a good amount of its original grey/green finish to the outside and the stencilled lettering to the front being over 90% complete. Inside lining in nice used supple condition, dated 41 and marked Large.
Haus Der Jugend Tinnie. Never found out what this represents but its in nice condition with a Bauhaus type design and a period stick pin to the rear.
Hawksley Copper Basket Powder Flask. In nice original condition with no splits to the seams just a couple of small knocks to the body. Clear ''dram'' scale to the nozzle and clear makers stamp to the top, finger spring in working condition. The dram scale im finding hard to turn but do not wish to force it, needs a clean i pressume.
Heer '' Cut Off '' M43 Cap Insignia. The set is in very nice condition with two different insignia sewn directly to the remains of the cap, this vet decided that he didnt want the cap so he got his knife out and cut around the insignia , the bit he wanted to keep. Its a gorgeous example of the type of items brought home by British troops.
Heer Kriegsweihnacht 1939 ,JR.7./105, Watch Fob. Nice Regimental souvenir of the Winter of 1939 in the form of a watch fob, condition is very good with only the slightest staining from the metal eagle being polished, i belive this will clean off.
Heer M42 Single Decal Combat Helmet. EF. Another lid from my collection is this EF produced steel helmet with nearly all its original factory finish remaining, just a couple of scrapes here and there. The liner pins are tight with only a slight slip as expected from used combat helmets. The one knock its had is to the left side edge near the front, gives it a nice combat feel. The decal is complete but as found on EF decals the top layer has come away , mainly on the black background, detail is still strong. The liner complete and in used condition, the edges have taken on a dark colour from sweat, a sure sign of combat use. The liner has lost the top layer of finish to areas as sometimes seen on late war leather items, mainly to the edge as has the 1943 dated chinstrap, again a good sign of this helmet never being apart. I have never attempted to clean or treat the leather as there is no need to, it will out last all of us if kept in the right conditions. Size is a 62.
Heer M43 Field Cap, M42 Conversion. This is an example of a M42 side cap that was converted by a field tailor into the much loved M43 field cap. The condition is very good with plenty of service wear and three small moth holes, two to the side and one too the rear. The nap of the material is still good, rough to the touch and as seen the material to the bill is diffrent from the rest. The insignia has been removed postwar . The liner has lots of sweat staining but its complete with one small hole only. Its a good large size as well. Perfect display item.
Heer Parade Belt and Buckle. Two piece aluminium buckle with a very nice sharp detailed front, hardly any wear to the pebbelled body or central eagle, both fixing pins present. The buckle is attatched to a very clean, size 100, leather belt thats in supple condition only only very slight crazing , no cacks.
Heer Rank Chevron. In nice condition with the only slight issue being the wear to the bottom point, might well have been uniform removed.
Helmet, SF CTT, AC900. Described as a special forces helmet this example is dated 2000 and is a large size. Its an earlier pattern with pegs at the back for securing the liner and brass inside nuts to hold the three point harness. Its been used , remants of green paint to the black body and some surface scratching. Inside lining is in very good supple condition,chinstrap buckle in working condition.
Hessen Darmstadt Bronze 1840 War Merit Medal. The medal has all its period finish with sharp detail, ribbon has seen better days.
Hessen Military Medical Cross and Photo in Wear. The medal is in very fine condition with nice finish, ribbon has a retaining pin to the top. The photo, which came with the medal, is not the recipient but nice to find a period picture with the medal in wear.
Hitler Youth , Tat Jugend Badge. Never found out what this small metal badge was produced for but the condition is very good with the badge being fixed to the clothing by having a top bar bent over the fabric. Im guessing this was given out during a donation ,fund raising event.
Hitler Youth 1936 Sportfest Event Badge. Nice condition tinnie for a sports event held by the HJ in 1936, the badge has all its finish and a good strong working pin to the rear.
Hitler Youth 1938 Aufmarsch, Hein Godenwind Tinnie. In very nice condition with a very nice amount of its finish intact, rear has a good period fixing pin.
Hitler Youth Armband and Paper Tag. In very nice condition with one minor rust stain to the white central band only, the material could use a gentle iron running across it as this armband was recently found in the bottom of a bag at local house clearance with some other odds'n'ends. To the inside can be found its original paper RZM manufacturing tag.
Hitler Youth Armbands, Printed Uncut Pair. Two late war printed examples that have not yet been cut and sewn into armbands, condition is very good and are full length, couple of small holes to the material only, colour is strong, white line between both bands used as a cut marker.
Hitler Youth Cloth Event Badge, Tinnie. This cloth event badge is in nice condition but over the years the top sleeve were the pin would fit thru has come adrift and the needle has been pinned through the cloth. Material is clean as are printed the details.
Hitler Youth Dagger. Well its in very used condition, perhaps even relic, handle has no chips or cracks, its solid on the tang, nice to see were the HJ diamond has been ripped out. The blade is an early thin type with nice3 clear makers mark to one side, IMO this should have the moto on the other side but have not gone digging for it.
Hitler Youth DJH Jugend Treffen Event Badge. In very nice condition with nearly all its period finish intact, good strong period pin to the rear.
Hitler Youth Shooting Proficiency Badge. In very nice condition with good enamel and good finish to the crossed guns, rear has clear RZM and makers code, pin is strong .
Hitler Youth Tinnie, Fur des Fuhrers Jugend. Nice designed event badge with nearly all its silver finish to the front and back, period fixing pin to the rear.
Hitler Youth Tinnie, S.Kreistreffen, Burgdorf, 1938. A very nice plastic HJ event pin for 1938, condition is very nice with sharp detail, makers mark and period fixing pin.
Hitler Youth, DJH Opfertag Tinnie with Makers Paper Label . Very nice DJH event badge with nearly 100% of its period finish and nice period rear pin, this example has a very nice makers label with the name of the maker from Munich.
HJ 1933 Nurnberg Treffen Tinnie. Scarce badge for an event held in Nurnberg in 1933. Made from solid bronze and with sharp detail, some of the silver finish remains. Rear fixing pin in working condition, pin retainer being Ges Gesch.
HJ 1934 Gebietsaufmarsch Teilnehmerausweiss. Nice document given out to a member of the HJ for participation in an event held in the Frankfurt area in 1934. to the front is an image of the tinnie he would have had for this event. Condition is very good.
HJ 1942 Sports Event Badge. Made from plastic and still retaining most of its silver finish and detail, rear has its period fixing pin.
HJ Aufmarsch Gebeit 13 Tinnie. In very good condition with a good amount of its period finish remaining, original stick pin fasterner to the rear.
HJ Dagger Conversion. A well converted RZM dagger into a fighting knife. As seen there's not much left from the original dagger but the blade has quite a clear stamp to the blade and the metal scabbard is a period piece. When was this converted i can hear you say, well i have'nt a clue but its not a new conversion! And it looks quite neat. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's.
HJ Gebiet 11, Aachen, 1934 Tinnie. Im sure i dont need to tell you about the super design to this event badge, its in wonderfull condition but im afraid to say missing its rear fixing pin.
HJ Jugendberg Monschau, DJH. Good condition with sharp detail, rear has lost its pin, makers details are clear.
HJ Membership Badge, GesGes RZM33. This is a transitional example thats in nice condition with just one small crack to one end, the back has its period fixing pin.Of interest is the use of both the marks GesGes and an RZM mark,the style used,RZM33, i have not seen before.
HJ Reichs Sport Wettkampf 1938 Event Badge. Made from pressed cardboard this example is in very good condition with sharp detail and good colour, rear has its period fixing pin.
HJ Reichs Sport Wettkampf 1939 Event Badge. Made from pressed cardboard the front design is perfect, its clean and has crisp detail, makers mark to the right side. The rear however has had a replacment pin.
HJ Reichs Sport Wettkampf 1939 Event Badge. Made from pressed cardboard this example is nice with good detail and colour, the rear has its period fixing pin.
HJ Schlageter 1933 Jugend Tag Tinnie. In very nice condition with all its finish intact, rear has its period fixing pin.
HJ Sportfest 1933 Event Badge/Tinnie. Very nice large aluminium struck event badge with all its period finish, rear fixing pin and makers details.
HJ Tinnie, 1934 Bann-Aufmarsch 66. In very nice crisp condition, rear has its period fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, 1937 Gebietsaufmarsch Nordsee. In very nice condition with clear makers details and fixing pin to the rear.
HJ Tinnie, 5th Kampfspiele, Nordsee. Plastic event pn thats in very nice condition, some marks to the front but i've never tried to clean it up, rear has clear makers mark and period fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, Ansbach Banntreffen, 1933. Metal vevent pin thats in very nice condition with the majority of its finish intact, rear has its period fixing pin thats marked Ges Gesch.
HJ Tinnie, Fur Des Fuhrers Jugend. In very nice condition with just one small blemish near the diamond, i belive this will clean away. Rear has a good solid fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, Kampfspiele Der Schab Hitler Jugend 1938. In very nice condition with all its silver finish, sharp detail and period fixing pin to the rear.
HJ Tinnie, Kampfspiele Der Schab Hitler Jugend 1939. Well i belive its from the same event held in 1939 but without the details written to the front as the 38 version, same design to the background. Clear RZM mark to the rear and period fixing pin. Sharp detail and full finish.
HJ Tinnie, Obergausportfest,Steirisches,1938. White plastic event badge thats in very nice condition, rear has clear makers,RZM marks and period fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, Sporttag Nordsee,1936. In very nice condition with nearly all its period finish intact, rear has a good working period fixing pin.
HJ Tinnie, Studentische-Erntehilfe,1939. Ive had a number of these over the years allways trying to upgrade as these do suffer from zinc pest, well this is the one that ended up in my collection and its in very nice condition with the majority of its silver finish intact, the rear has clear makers details and its original period fixing pin.
HJ, DJH Paper Arm Band. Donation Tin Wrap Round!!! Ive never seen these before and managed to my hands on three examples that are in good condition, some minor staining only. When these were found recently during a house clearance in Germany my friend belived they were unfinished paper flags but i myself belive these are paper arm bands perhaps given to participants during an event, being held to the arm by a safety pin? They do conform to arm band size. Mmmmmmmm..... Well im allways learning, thats the fun still in this game, these appear to be paper wraps for the donation tins!!!!!Cheers Col.
HJ/BDM Landjahr Uniform Sleeve Triangle. In unissued condition with its RZM paper label to the rear.
Home Guard Leather Bayonet Frog. In very nice supple condition with complete top fixing loop, marked with a number 1.
Homefront Cloth Helmet Carrier. Scarce cloth carrier for the steel helmet as used by many on the homefront. Condition is complete and good, some slight usage around the outer edges but nothing large, elastic is still pretty good were it fits around the helmet, carry strap again in good complete condition. This will be nice on display but i would not advice using it to walk around the bombed out buildings during your next show. Helmet is of course not included.
Ich Helfe Der Jugend Des Fuhrers. Nice early badge thats in nice condition, clear makers marks to the rear and period fixing pin.
Imperial and Third Reich Medal Bar of Three. Nice medal bar of three medals for a person who served in WW1 and did service during WW2. All medals are in very nice condition as is the rear backing cloth, fixing pin in sound condition. An extra bonus id the nice enamel pin found fixed to the ribbon, perhaps a regimental pin.
Imperial Austrian Brass Belt Buckle and Leather Belt. Brass stamped buckle has good detail with just minimal wear to the hight spots, the rear has both its fixing prongs and catch. The belt and keeper are off the Austrian style with a faint makers stamp to the inside, its in very good supple condition. Nice set and much harder to find than the normal Prussian examples.
Imperial Battleship SMS Hessen First Prize Cannon Drill Goblet. Interesting pewter goblet given as a first prize on board the Battleship Hessen who during her long service life fought at the Battle of Jutland. Goblet is in very good condition.
Imperial German 7.65mm Leather Pistol Holster. In nice supple condition, couple of stitch repairs to the brass rivet section, the clouser strap is complete but i would say will not stand up to opening and closing if using as a reenactor but as a display item its sound. The inside has a nice ink and there is a clear crown stamp to the outside.
Imperial German Aluminium Trench Made Mess Tin With Inscription. Large front made mess tin with hand rendered dediction around the centre and unit numbered to the lid and the bottom of the tin. Incription i belive states with the help of God then he will return home, well thats a loose translation.
Imperial German Army Service/Memory Stein. Krug. Very nice WW1 stein with no damage, nice raised images around the circumference the front having three soldiers cradling some pigs, underneath it say ''THE GOOD CATCH''. Half litre size.
Imperial German Cavalry Ceramic Souvenir , 1915. In the shape of a horse shoe with a nice hand painted image of a German cavalry man on horseback with lance, owners name to the bottom with the dates 1914/15. To the back is the artists name and a hanging loop has been added. Condition is very good with no cracks or chips.
Imperial German Cavalry/Mounted Dispatch Riders, M1897 Schirmmutze. A quite pretty Imperial visor cap to one of the Cavalry branches, its in very nice condition with good bright colour and fine nap to the material, some slight staining to the top, would clean with little effort. Cockades are period and original to the cap, visor is in sound , strong condition with a slight craze. The inside is again in nice order with eveidence of this cap having seen service, nothing missing and leather sweatband in nice complete condtion.
Imperial German China Expedition Medal. 1900/1901 campaign medal awarded for service during the war in China. Medal is in nice condition, good finish and very sharp detail. No ribbon and it would appear that the ribbon ring is period but the small ring attaching the medal to the ribbon ring has been replaced.
Imperial German Enamel Drinking Cup. In very nice condition with bright enamel, just a couple of small knocks/chips, maker marked to the bottom.
Imperial German Gas Mask Cannister. In good condition with quite a bit of its original finish present, all hinges present and inside has its extra lens compartment in working condition.
Imperial German Husaren Regiment Reservist Schirmmutze. In fine condition with only a couple of moth nips, the colour has kept well all the body of the cap, the visor is sound with good shape. Inside has a nice leather sweat band and the crown has a clear makers details.
Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class, Deumer. A 1920's Deumer made example thats in very nice condition.
Imperial German M1909 GEW98 Ammo Pouch. This example has had a repair with one clouser strap being lost and replaced on the left side, the rest is in good order with straps front and back, clear maker and 1915 date stamp to the rear and two of the three inside dividers remain. Would display fine and has not been reissued to the Finnish army and it would be quite easy to replace the missing strap with a better example.
Imperial German Metal Tube Pepper Container. Do you own a WW1 horse drawn German field kitchen, well if you do and your missing the pepper tube then your luck is in. Condition is very good with no issues.
Imperial German Miniture Medals, Rings and Badges. Little house clearance lot fron Germany this week with three Imperial ''mini'' medals, two brass rings of the type made at the front as gifts/tokens. Iron cross ribbon button, two lapel pins, one collar button and a boken patriotic medal. Also found with this lot is a small cut out from a WW2 paper which mentions a named SS soldier and his Father who served in the military
Imperial German Patriotic Cigarette Holder. Well im a fan of this type of patriotic item and this example is in nice undamaged condition.
Imperial German Patriotic Message From The Front. Neat item sent from the front back home to his relatives, this being three dried leaves with a very nice hand rendered greeting and flag and a silk bow added, all complete with a later period frame.
Imperial German Small Field Dressing, 1918. In very nice condition, marked in numerous areas and dated 1918.
Imperial German Trench Lghter. In the shape of a Artillery shell and in very nice condition.
Imperial German Uniform Collar Badges. Prussian examples with a good amount of finish to the front, rears have there fixing loops and are matched maker marked. Last picture is to compare size against a period uniform button.
Imperial German Veterans Regimental Decorated China Pipe Bowl, Pickelhaube Top. In very nice condition with no damage and clear decoration around the body of the pipe, it has the veterans name to the bottom and is dated 1910. The top of the bowl has a very nice metal Pickelhaube which flips over when lighting the pipe.
Imperial German Veterans Regimental Decorated Coffee Cup. Present to Mum. Nice large decorated coffe cup with the soldiers details. This appears to be an item sent to the mother of the soldier. One tiny chip to one are of leaf decoration.
Imperial German Water Bottle Drinking Cup. In nice untouched condition, body has no damage or ''dinks'', clear maker and 1915 date to one side loop.
Imperial German Water Bottle. 1918 Dated. Late war example with an ersatz cover thats maker marked and dated 1918, the cork stopper is still present and attached to its strap and the side lace appears to be period and original to the cover.
Imperial German Water Bottle. Regimental Marked, 1915. In well used but complete condition, moth nips and tracking to the material and the metal body has a couple of knocks, well its over 100 years old. Leather starps are complete and in good condition, side buttons i have not tried to open. The top metal screw stopper is nicely maker marked and dated with a 15, its also has a clear regimental stamp.
Imperial Pickelhaube Carry Case. Black ''board'' made carry case used to carry an Imperial Pickelhaube, its has its original cloth carry strap to the lid and fastening strap to the bottom, there are no dents to the case, the bottom ''lid'' has a couple of small chips to the black paper used to cover the board thats used to make the case, it stands just over 10 inches in height. This would fit an Officers long spike Pickelhaube i belive.
Imperial Prussian Franco War Medal, 1870/71. Good bronze finish for combatants and nice sharp detail, no ribbon.
Imperial Two Place Medal Bar. Medal bar with a ring marked Iron Cross and Hindenburg Cross. The bar itself appears to be a home made example, not all veterans could afford to use a medal dealer for mounting medals and i find this quite an interesting piece. The patina and wear marks to the medals in my opinion would suggest that this is a period mounted pair. The Iron Cross is marked HB.
Imperial Walking Stick, Memory of Service. Airforce. A very nice ''walking out'' cane thats in very nice condition, this example appears to have been bought by an Imperial aviator as it has a very nice bi-plane depicted on its top metal handle.Just a couple of mall dinks to the handle. The postage might appear steep but i will have to send this item in a very strong tubular package to make sure it arrives undamged. Or come an pick it up or meet me at a fair.
Indian Army Dispatch Riders Coat. In nice condition, its been used and has an amount of staining but no holes or heavy snags, couple of buttons missing, numerous Indian stamps and stamped along the bottom is the wording ''Made in India''.
Indian BD and Trousers, Military Goverment, SEAC Singarpore District. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.......
Indian BD and Trousers, Military Goverment, SEAC Singarpore District. Uniform set to an NCO in the RAMC who was attatched to the Military Goverment Singapore District. From the theatre made SEAC titles incorporated with the lion formation patch suggest this BD being used around 1946/7 when No 2 Area SEAC was transfered over to the Singapore District Command. The indian made jacket is dated 1942 and has been tailored at the back, condition is very good with a couple of moth nips and a small hole to the back, enough to stick t my small finger in. All insignia has been machine sewn to a backing of BD material and then machine stitched onto the battle dress. The trousers again are of Indian manufacture and are in very nice condition except for another small hole to the crotch area, these are dated 1943, a matching set in my opinion. The only name has been blacked out which is a pity as i would suggest the owner was a veteran of WW2 before being attatched to the General Goverment.
Infantry Assault Badge, Unmarked SHuCo. Badge has good detail but the finish has gone over the years, silver at one point. The rear has its hinge and pin but the catch has been replaced. The replaced catch is very well done and i didnt realise till i saw the close up photos. WAS PRICED AT £80
Infantry EM/NCO Visor Cap. Nice quality cap thats in very nice condition with no moth tracking or nips, the nap to the material is very nice indeed. The shape to the body has not sunk or misshaped with the front strangthener still in place. The black patent leather chinstrap is complete and the black vulkenfibre visor has minimal crazing and fits solidly into the front of the cap. The two metal insignia are again in very nice condition and appear never to have been removed. The inside liner and interior have seen use with slight staining but there is no damage, top sweat diamond is complete. The owners initials are found too the leather liner with two small metal letters. No size markings but would put this one as a medium.
Irish Vickers Helmet. Vickers made example produced for the Irish army and then used by Irish Police forces after. This one has most of its white paint to the outside shell, couple of small knocks to the top and perhpas a little distortion, quite a few of these helmets that were found had been deliberatley bashed about with a hammer to make them unussable. The liner is the original used vickers type but i cannot find any maker on this one, perhaps on the inside of the band, its distorted but complete with all three tounges and padding. One chinstrap lug has gone, the other still has a chinstrap fasterner attatched.
Iron Cross First Class, L/13, Paul Meybauer A good example with all its factory finish to the iron centre with the only loss being to the swastika. The frame has a certain amount of patina with no rubbing to the surrounding beading. The rear fixing pin is complete with hinge and is clearly marked L/13 for the Meybauer firm. At some point the bottom catch has been repaired, looks like a fairly old job.
Italian 1939 MVSN Dagger. Missing its grips im afraid to say, slight knocks to one side of the handle as if its been used to knock something in, wouldnt suprise me if a British soldier used this as a hammer and broke the grips. So the aluminium hilt is in good condition with the pommel eagle head with nice sharp detail, as mentioned to slight knocks to one side, the blade is very clean but missing its very end to the tip, wonder if the squady was trying to open his tin of bully beef. Anyway the steel scabbard has a good amount of its original finish and both hanging loops to the side. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK ONLY
Italian M38 Carcano Short Rifle Bayonet. Produced after the folding example were found to be non practicle, this one has seen some better days with it having been stored badly over the years, this rust damage can be found along one side. Press stud will need a bit of oil to loosen. The two wooden slab grips are in good condition as is the steel scabbard and the blade has survived without damage and has its full parkarized finish. Worthy of some slight restoration to the one side of the top pommel. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Italian MVSN 10 Year Service Medal. Medal is in very nice condition with id say 100% of its original factory finish intact, ribbon also in good condition.
Italian War Merit Cross and Photo. Medal is in very nice condition, ribbon is complete and in used condition, photo of three WW2 italian soldiers again in nice condition. These came from a friend who collects British WW2 medal groups from the Italian campaign and were surplus to his requirements.
Japanese Flag, 21x14 Inches. Nice silk flag thats in good condition, still retains both corner ties, some slight moth, silk is the very thin type .Faint markings to the top on one side, maker or size i cannot tell.
Japanese Flag, 42x27 Inches. Signed meatball thats in very nice condition, silk body has survived without moth damage, the leather tie corners are complete with the strings, the silk is fragile around the leather so i doubt you can fly this in a strong wind off a palm tree!!
Japanese Flag, 70X33 Inches. Veteran Bring Back, Mandated Islands. Large cotton flag thats in very nice condition, some small tears and nips to the white body, the red sun is correctly attached by having the white field removed then the red sun applied. Along the top in pen it states, ''Japanese flag taken Pacific Mandated Islands 1945''
Japanese Good Luck Flag. Silk flag has seen lots of use, has numerous Japanese messages all over, some small holes to the silk material, both leather corners present, hanging ties have gone, Measures 30x27 inches.
Japanese Naval Pith Helmet Anchor Badge. Stamped metal version with both rear fixing prongs present, condition is very good.
Johnson Western Works Thistle Top Handle Dagger. In nice condition with good handle and supple leather scabbard, blade has some staining , clear makers details stamped to the top of the blade.
Jungvolk Tyr-Run Stick Pin Badge. Pressed tin example thats in nice condition with some silver wash remaining, rear stick pin is period applied.
K98 Bayonet. Condition is good with stained metal work, grips are tight with no damage, top button in working order, blade has clear markings, blade has some staining with no sharpening. The steel scabbard again in good condition with clear markings but missing its retention stud. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
K98 Matching Numbers Bayonet.1942. In very nice condition with clear matching numbers , no damage to the grips, press stud in working condition, waffen marks to a number of places as expected. The only issue to this very nice example are a couple of small dnets to the meatl scabbard and the top throat screw missing. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
KC Pattern Admiralty Constabulary Collar Dogs and Buttons. In nice condition.
KC Pattern Somersetshire Constabulary Cap Badge. In nice condition.
KDF Norway Tinnie. Nicely designed badge with a cruise liner going thru a Norwegian Fjord and runic font inscription around the edge, Condition is good with all its finish to the front, rear has a clear makers stamp and workng pin.
Khaki Cellular Officers Bush Shirt. In nice condition with all buttons present, shoulder boards appear to have officers insignia at some point. No markings and i would say its a medium size.
Khaki Drill Frock No2, 1934. In good used condition, stripped of buttons, clear label with what appears to be a 1934 date, i dont belive its 1924. WD stamp near the label and numerous broad arrow marks along the bottom inside. The tag to the inside top is for Angels prop house.
Kings Boer War Medal, Scottish Rifles. Two bar example thats in nice condition. Named to Pte A.Fairlie, Scot:Rifles.
Knitted Wool Balaclava. Hand made wool balaclava thats in very nice condition without holes. These were usually made by family members from knitting patterns printed for distribution to the public and sent out to loved ones serving at the front.
Knowill Stiletto Fighting Knife. Both scabbard and knife are in very nice condition, clear makers details etched to the blade. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Kreigsmarine Leather Trousers. Super condition set of KM leather trousers, no holes, no loose seams,all original buttons and back strap buckle, small amount of wear to the surface at certain points from storage. I dont belive these have been worn or if so only a couple of times, very nice clear Austrian makers label sewn to the inside on top of the blue cloth lining. Measure 18 inches across the top and 43 inches from top the bottom, a good size.
Kreigsmarine Sports Shirt Eagle. In very good unissued condition.
Krieger Verband Veterans Pin Back Badge. Very nice design, very nice finish and a very nice back pin and catch.
Kriegsmarine 7x50 Binoculars, '' beh '' Marked. Standard pair of 7x50 German naval binoculars that are maker coded ''beh''. The bodywork has most of its original factory finish with only slight wear to the metal fittings, no dents. One side of the optic frame has clear stampings the other has clear code number and large N, the letter M which sits under the naval eagle can just be made out under the factory finish, luck has it that nobody has gone ''digging'', i have added a white arrow to one picture were the ''leg'' of the letter ''M'' can be made out, eagles sits above this. Both bakelite focus caps are undamaged. Now for the issues, they do focus and are sharp with minimal clouding to both sides but when focusing the actual ''oculars''' twist,they do not turn 360 degree as if the threads have gone but undo when focusing, easy repair. Im not an optics kind of fella so if in need of more detail then please call. So we have a very nice displayable set and with little work and very nice usable set.
Kriegsmarine Boatswain Sleeve Insignia. Managed to find a small bundle, all are in very nice condition. I have nine for sale, price is for one example!
Kriegsmarine Breast badge. In very nice condition. WAS PRICED AT £30
Kriegsmarine Cap Eagle and Roundal. As used on naval ratings ''Donald Duck'' caps is this early cap insignia. The eagle has lost most of its gilt finish to reveal its brass constructed body, the bottom roundal has all its finish and the red felt centre has no moth damage. This one has lost its rear fixing pin. Priced accordingly.
Kriegsmarine Cap Eagle and Roundal. As used on the naval ratings ''Donald Duck'' cap, this is a very nice example with nearly all the gold finish to the eagle. black and res finish to the roundal is also in very nice condition, original fixing pin to the rear, item has slight toneing from age .
Kriegsmarine Costal Artillery Bevo Breast Eagle. Tunic removed and in very nice condition.
Kriegsmarine Minesweepers Badge. PRICE REDUCTION! An early produced example with sharp detail and a good amount of its period finish intact, rear has its original hardware intact with no repairs. WAS PRICED AT £120
Kriegsmarine Sailors Uniform Shirt Collar ''Dickie''. In very good condition, size label to the middle white material, all cotton ties present.
Kriegsmarine Sports Shirt Cloth Insignia. In very nice condition, does not appear to have been issued.
Ladies Art Deco Designed Tank Compact. Just the sort of item produced during the early period of the 20th century in a very Art Deco form. The front has some loss of paint and slight blister to the front tank central boss. The back has loss of paint also. Inside has lost its mirror and dust cloth, spring works as does the catch. This was recently found in Austria and the design would suggest manufacture in that area.
Ladies Imperial Iron Cross Brooch. In nice condition with some wear to the enamel iron cross, cross is dated 1917 to the bottom arm.
Large 1930's Military Hindenburg Shooting Award, Plaque. A large metal shooting plaque with a nice portrait of Hindenburg to the centre, the top has a flying eagle clutching a sword and at the bottom there are a set of crossed rifles over a portrait of a soldier wearing a steel helmet. The metal plaque is secured to a wooden frame, securing nuts appear to be replacments but may i add the plaque and wooden frame are both original to each other. Measures around 13 inches in height.
Large British Document/Map Wallet, Named, Home Guard. Large canvas wallet for either documents or maps, no markings but it is named to a former member of the South Wales Home Guard. This surfaced recently when a large HG grouping surface in my local area. Condition is very good, all Newey clouser poppers in working order and i belive the pencils are period wartime example, a couple are ''Utility'' marked.
Large Capasity Mountain Troopers/Medical Water Bottle. Recent garage find as seen by the condition, leather is hard and split in a couple of areas, will need a good leather feed if wishing . The felt body has survived intact but the side buttons are seized as expected from being left for all these years, no moth holes but plenty of WEEEE grubies to brush off. Nice display if your into untouched items.
Large Crucifix, British Soldiers Send Back. Interesting item thats been sent by a soldier serving in the British Liberation Army, his details are written clearly on a label on the back of the cross, its dated 10/1/45. The wooden cross itself measures 16x10 inches and is in very good condition, the metal figure of Christ is again in very nice condition. Not an item you will find that often. WAS PRICED AT £75
Large Japanese Naval Binoculars, 7x50. A very nice pair of WW2 marked Japanese naval binoculars by the firm Nikon, left hand side has the usual pre war Nikon markings, and the central top of the middle spine has a very nice naval anchor stamped to the metal. The optics are in very clear condition and focus perfectly. No size markings but the same size as German 7x50 optics. A very nice example. WAS PRICED AT £250
Large Named WW2 Officers Uniform Grouping, Service Dress and BD. MORE PHOTGRAPHS...............
Large Named WW2 RASC Officers Uniform Grouping. Service Dress and BD. MORE PHOTGRAPHS.......
Large Portrait, General Sir Harold Alexander. Printed in Italy on thick cardboard with a cardboard hinge to the back for standing on end. The image has a couple of knocks and some water damage to the back. It measure 12 x 15 inches. Most probably printed in Italy after the Italians decided to join forces with the allies in 44.
Large Propaganda Poster, Parole der Woche. Or in English ''Slogan of the Week'', this large poster printed in 1941 is one of the better images found on these posters having a nice shot of a helmeted German trooper on the front. The poster is printed on thin paper stock and has survived in pretty good condition considering. Yep there are a couple of tears along the bottom and some small holes to were the poster was folded but when framed these will hardly be noticed. The back at some point has been used to calculate something that neede resolved, sorry but no idea what, and this has come thru in one corner only. Nice poster! Nice Image! Measures around 42 x 30 inches. WAS PRICED AT £120
Large Soviet, RSSFR, Banner/Flag. Large printed Soviet Flag with hand painted details. Flag reads ''Workers of the World Unites''. Couple of snags to the material but overall in nice condition, appears to have been stapled to a wall at one point,fringe to the top and bottom complete as are the side sleeves for the flag pole.
Large WW2 RASC Uniform Grouping. Service Dress and BD. MORE PHOTOGRAPHS.........
Late War German Enamel Mess Tin. A very nice late war example in enamel, there are a couple of good chips to the body, mainly to the bottom and a couple of small nics to the top, the wire handle is complete and unbent, inside enamel is perfect. No markings.
Late War M43 Cap Insignia Very nice machine woven M43 cap insignia, a late war manufactured item. Condition is very good with no issues.
Late WW2 British Army Shirt. In very nice condition, no moth holes, one mark across the front from storage only, all buttons present. No label but does have a black stamp to the inside bottom of the shirt. Size i would say medium.
Leather Bayonet Frog, British, 1914 Pattern, 1916 Dated. In very nice supple condition with helve carrier strap and clear 1916 date to the rear.
Leather Bayonet Frog, British,1939 Pattern. In very nice supple condition and yep the top strap is complete.
Leather Bayonet Frog, Czech, 1935 Dated. In very nice condition with clear markings to the rear.
Leather Bayonet Frog, Czech, 1940 Dated. In very nice condition, clear 1940 date stamp to the rear.
Leather Bayonet Frog, German, K98. In very good supple condition.
Leather Bayonet Frog, German,K98 Cavalry Pattern. In good used complete condition.
Leather Bayonet Frog, Japanese. A leather bayonet frog for the type 30 bayonet, condi9tion is very good, leather is supple and stitching tight.
Leather Bayonet Frog, Polish. In very nice condition.
Leather Political Cross Strap. Unmarked example in used condition, in need of a good clean and a rub with some polish, leather is supple, metal fittings with some surface rust.
Leather Shoulder Holster. In complete used condition, no markings to be found,same shape and size of an american 45 example. I would date this as post WW2 and produced by any number countries.
LKpS 101 Luftwaffe Summer Flight Helmet. In nice condition with clean material to the body, one tiney snag only. The leather back straps are complete but i should mention i have not tried to open the poppers. The top adjustment strap is held on by the back steel buckle which has lost one end, all steel fittings are rusty .The fastening buckles are complete and both side fastening straps have no issues. Both leather ear pads are in supple condition. The inside rayon lining is complete with a couple of small tears, clear makers label. The helmet has had its avionics removed with the back of the helmet being sewn closed were they were attatched to the body. Displays very well.
Luftschutz Gladiator Helmet EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.......
Luftschutze Gladiator Helmet. Vet Bring Back? This was brought in this morning by a gent who recently found it in the roof space of the house he just bought here in Cardiff. Its survived quite well with a nearly all its factory finish but has slight rust bleed coming thru. The decal is , well lets say 40% complete. The inside liner is complete and without damage as is the chinstrap, clear details to the rear of the shell. No i havent cleaned it as im a fan in selling items in the same condition as i find them.
Luftwaffe ''LKpS101'' Summer Flight Helmet. In what would be super condition with clean cloth outer body,no snags or moth damage and all leather straps strong and supple , both poppers working. The inside silk type lining is again very clean with undamaged fur ear pads and both internap plastic receivers present. A clear label stitched to the inside , stamp dated 1938, and a clear makers label with size. So let me now explain the damage! At some point the back electronics have been ripped out leaving the damage seen to the cloth, is this repairable? I belive so and the addition of another loom would hide the damage. If not then its still a displayable item from all sides except the back and of course price accordingly. I pressume the veteran who brought this back ripped out the loom to get rid of all that unsightly wiring and make more room in his kitbag. May i also add that at some point a luftwaffe trap insignia was hand stitched to the front of the helmet, when i asked the relative who brought this about the badge he had no idea when it was added. Ive removed it and no fade can be seen in the material but some small stitch holes seen with a good look.
Luftwaffe Breast Eagle, Uniform Removed. A good condition example that has been uniform removed.
Luftwaffe Cloth Breast Eagle, EM/NCO. In good used condition, its quite a thick example and appears to be uniform removed.
Luftwaffe Cloth Cockade. This example is the padded type, condition is very good.
Luftwaffe Cloth Trade Patch. Nice condition trade patch with just two tiny moth holes. Part of a small lot that came in off a veterans family.
Luftwaffe Film Reel. Large aluminium film reel used by the German airforce, really nice Luftwaffe eagle with droop tail found the the centre.
Luftwaffe Flak Officers Collar Ranks. Matching set is in very nice condition with no issues, recently came from a local vetrans grandson and one of the pieces which did not suffer from moth nips!!
Luftwaffe Flak Shoulder Board. Unteroffiziers. Condition is very good.
Luftwaffe Flak.Regt.22 / 5-Battr Brown Leather Map Case. In nice used condition with supple body, all compartments present, 2 minor repairs to the side stitching which is hard to see. The inside has very clear regimental markings and name and number of an officer. Good Luftwaffe example.
Luftwaffe Flight EM/NCO Visor Cap. BACK UP FOR SALE!!!! Id say this example is in good condition with good shape to the body, material has some moth nips with most damage to the top of the cap, the peak is solid and the chinstrap complete and supple. Aluminium cockade is complet and tight but the eagle has been denazified by having the ''swaz'' removed. Inside is in nice condition with some staining only, clear makers label to the crown. Cap was a recent ''walk in'' by an elderly gent who's had it in his possession for 20 years having found it in the house he purchased that was full of militaria this one having escaped the auction house! THIS CAP HAS BEEN RELISTED AS THERE WAS A NON PAYMENT ON THE DEAL I HAD MADE WITH A LOCAL COLLECTOR. I HAVE ALSO REDUCED THE PRICE DUE TO THE TIME ITS BEEN ''RESERVED'' ON THE SITE.
Luftwaffe Flight EM/NCO Visor Cap. Unit Marked and Named. KG355. Cap is in good as found condition, this came to me with a couple of others that were brought back by a local veteran, it would appear he didnt take good care with storage as the cap had been folded for some time. The material has maybe one or two moth nips only, the front stiffener was removed giving it a nice look, eagle has gone and there was a cloth breast eagle once applied to the area. The cockade has one broken pin to the rear from the cap being folded! Chinstrap is complete and supple. The inside is in good order but the peak is loose at the corners again from having been folded over the years, sweatband is complete as is the lining, clear makers details to the top, inside the lining is the unit stamp a 1938 date and the added bonus of the owners name tag. The unit stamp relates KG 355 that later became KG55 Legion Condor. Ive had this cap for a couple of months sat on a glass head and the visor is getting its shape back, with a bit of TLC i belive this would be an easy restoration.
Luftwaffe Flying Helmet Throat Mike, One Section. One section of a throat mke as attatched to German wartime flying helmets, internal wire still present, mike has a clear FL number.
Luftwaffe GAB , Hammer and Sohn. A very nice unmarked Ground Assault Badge attributed to the firm Hammer and Sohn. Badge has the majority of its factory finish and original rear hardwear.
Luftwaffe Gravity Knife. Good wooden slab grips with some bruising and plenty of patin but no chips or cracks, owners initials scratched onto one side. Metal ring in sound condition as is the front spring catch which is in working order and nicely marked with numbers. Side spike has a clear Luftwaffe mark and is tight to the body. The blade has clear SMF makers marks but as seen from the pictures the blade has lost a good length and been reground, when done who can say, post war i would guess but we will never know as the blade would still be useful in the field. Damb pity but there you have it, good display item or nice restoration project.
Luftwaffe Gravity Knife. This example is marked on the blade to the firm SMF,knife and has seen better days with the top spring catch missing completely so the blade doesnt lock , the blade drops when the knife is held in a downward postion. The wooden grips have no chips or cracks, good patina and solid, the rear spike is marked and complete. The blade has seen a slight sharpening, the makers logo is clear and there is no staining or pitting. So a good display item or with a bit of time a good restoration project. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Luftwaffe Insignia including Breast Eagle. Three pieces from a veterans small lot that arrived into my shop from the vets grandson this week , all are a bit damaged with moth nips but price will reflect this.
Luftwaffe LKpN101 Summer Flight Helmet. Netzkopfhaube. In nice used condition with good leather, good netting and throat mikes intact, inside has nice sheepskin to the ears and inner bakelite cups, clear cloth label. The rear loom has had the ''break coupling'' removed, all buttons present and fastening poppers in working order.
Luftwaffe LKpW101 Winter Flight Helmet. Very nice five panel leather flight helmet with all its avionics, throat mics, leads and jack. No split seams, no scuffs just minor scratching to the surface and supple leather body. All buckles are present and in working order. The inside fur is again in very nice condition with a clear label and both plastic recivers to the earcups. I cannot find a fault on this very nice example.
Luftwaffe Long Service Ribbon Bar Eagle Device. First pattern , down swept, version of the metal device attatched to the long service ribbon bar. 95% of the original silver finish remaining.
Luftwaffe M43 Trapezoid Cap Insignia. In good used condition, appears to have been removed from a cap.
Luftwaffe Oatmeal Fatigue Jacket. Unissued . In unissued condition and as expected in super condition with textbook details, all brown buttons present, clear makers and size details stamped to the inside, no damage. The photos might well give the impresion of staining but this is due to the poor winter light and the way the material is slightly crumpled from storage only. WAS PRICED AT £185
Luftwaffe Officers Collar Rank Tabs, Flight /Para. Matching pair of Hauptmann collar tabs in very nice condition, some nap has gone to the face of the material. Yellow backing for Flight crew or Paratrooper.
Luftwaffe Pith Helmet. Second pattern Luftwaffe pith helmet in nice used condition. The metal eagle has good detail, the tri colour shield is missing. The leather rim has just a couple of small tears only. The inside has a good used lining with the leather sewat band having seen lots of use, good amount of salt marks from sweat on the inside green material. Under the sweatband has some markings but these have faded. Chinstrap missing.
Luftwaffe Single Decal M40 Combat Helmet, EF64. Helmet retains over 90% of its original rough finish, some rust coming thru and some white paint spatter.The decal rates at over 80% complete with a few minor knocks. The liner pins are original to this lid and have never been removed.The shell is stamped for the firm EF and is a size 64. The inside liner has seen better days , its complete but has come away from the liner band in a couple of areas. The chinstrap does not look like a German produced one, its the one that was on there when i purchased this for my collection a number of years ago , i felt no reason the remove it. What i liked was the distinctive curve to the front lid as found on EF helmets and the darker patina around this area from the soldier taking it on and off his head, even with the damage to the liner this helmet displays very well and is an example that saw lots of combat.
Luftwaffe Single Decal M42 Combat Helmet. KIA. Another lid that has to find a new home, purchased a few years ago from an American member of a well known Militaria forum. The helmet was purchased from the veteran who whilst serving during WW2 took this helmet to remind him of a sad episode were he and his unit were clearing out a village at the end of some action when a young lad in Luftwaffe uniform suddenly appeared in front of him brandishing a shot gun, the lad was instantly shot dead, the veteran wasnt sure if he was surrendering or had other intentions, he kept the helmet . Now for the helmet itself, it has the majority its original rough paint finish remaining, some scrapes here and there, the pins are original to the helmet, they have some paint loss, the inside again has most of its finish intact. The shell is stamped ET62 and has a lot number 362. The decal rates at over 80% complete with some loss to the wings and one scrape across the body. The liner has been torn out with the remaining piece at the back having some blood stains, the marks to the steel inside would also suggest blood staining. The long end of the chinstrap remains in supple condition, its not marked. If your a lid collector im sure you will understand how certain helmets ''talk'', this one just reminded me why i really like to collect combat lids, it will still fit in nicely on my shelf.
Lufwaffe Cloth Breast Eagle. Does not appear to have been issued, condition is very good.
M35 Factory Reissue Single Decal Combat Helmet. A very nice M35 helmet with well over 95% of its factory rough ''over paint'' to the outside and 100% rough finsh to the inside. The deal rates at 38%, the damage in my opinion is down to the decal having been placed on top of this rough coat and not being laqured. The liner is in very nice supple condition still having its original tie and the zinc liner band is as expected for a factory reissue. The supple chinstrap is maker marked and has partial date, by all appearance its original to this helmet. A faint Q mark can be seen but no size and no lot number seen under the paint, id say its a size 64. Dave Shirlin has an exact type of lid on his great helmet site at the moment.
M35 Luftwaffe Camouflage Helmet. This is an SE66 produced shell which has had a base coat of tan applied firstly over the original factory finish, then at some point a two colour brush stroke was applied over the top, green and brown.The camo coating remains 80% intact with most of the damage to the crown. I cannot find an trace of decals under the paint. The liner shows moderate wear, its intact and sound, liner pins are tight with washers, liner string is period and i belive original to the helmet. Displays well and if your a brush stroke fan then the way the two colours have been applied should tick your boxes. Lot number appears to be 874 maybe 074.
M35 Luftwaffe Camouflage Helmet. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS....................
M35 No-Decal Combat Helmet. Typical Quist factory finished no decal M35 helmet with over 95% of its original matte finish intact. The liner show moderate wear and the 1942 dated chinstrap is in very nice supple condition, it appears to be original to the helmet. The lid is stamped Q64 and has a lot number 2905 at the rear. A neat example. As a side note i purchased this lid around 10 years back in a small shop in the city of Graz, Austria.
M40 Two Tone Sand Camouflage Helmet. This is an ET66, Lot Number i would say is 4959, making this a Heer example that has been covered with a two tone green sand finish. I cannot make out a decal as the finish is strong in this area. I would say there is over 80% of the sand finish remaining.Slight rust bleed to one small area on the crow. The leather liner is in supple condition , no tie string. The liner pins have not been tampered with but are slightly loose from combat wera, they are all 1940 dated. The chinstrap is supple, full length and maker marked with a date 1941.
M40 Two Tone Sand Camouflage Helmet. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS...........
M42 Single Decal Army Helmet, ET Production. Here is a great example of a WW2 German combat helmet, a single decal M42. The original paint finish remains in very nice condition with good texture and matt apperance, lets say well over 90% remaining. The decal remains at over 80% with a couple of knocks to the body, from the picture the beak looks a bit ''off'' but its had a tiny knock to the bottom, ive added one photo with some colour enhancement to try hand show the beak area, pictur 2 in the ''additional photos'' section . The liner pins are original to the shell and have not been re-bent. The liner shows moderate wear and in complete condition with no pulls, i have not checked any date to the steel band as its tight to the wall. The chinstrap has a makers stamp and IMHO original to the helmet, its supple with no weakness. The shell has a faint ET makers stamp but no size marking can be made out, id say a 68. The neck area has a again a weak hit and i can make out 3 digits only. I would say that this is a very clean example and new to the market.
M42 Wire Sea Relic Helmet. This example i purchased last year to study the way the wire was attatched to the helmet, interesting that the wire is a plastic covered type, perhaps a phone line and has been attatched the chinstrap bales. Anyway it would appear to have been found from a water sourse, river or ocean, there are numerous shells to the inside and grass growing on top of the lid. Makes a great display and the shell is sturdy enough. Hey if you want a German combat helmet with no doubt that the wire was period applied then this one fits the bill.
Machine Woven Breast Eagle. Unissued example thats in nice condition.
Merchant Navy Captains Peaked Cap. Well this one certainly has the ''look'' of an old salty sea dog, its defenetly been there with the inside lining removed giving the cap a floppy type appearance. The outside has a couple of small holes on the back and a finger size hole at the front, cap band has a nice used MN cap badge and the scambled egg to the peak has taken on some patina, as mentioned the insde linning has been removed. The leather sweatband has a makers mark for Alexandria. Supper display piece and with a white top cover it would sort out the minor damage to the top.
Merchant Navy/Line Captains Peaked Cap. In very good condition with some silight wear to the cloth peak and the body free from moth damage, front bullion isignia again in very nice condition. The inside has a bright silk type lining, coming adrift from the front area, leather sweatband is complete and supple, no markings. Cap is slightly miss shaped from laying in a box of other items for a number of years.
Metal Polish Cap Badge. In very nice condition with a crisp strike with nice detail, rear fixing pins have gone.
Metropolitan Special Constabulary 1914 Long Service Medal With Cap Badge and Lapel Badge. All three items are in very nice condition, no name to the Long Service medal and missing its ribbon. Both the buttonj hole lapel badge and cap badge are maker marked to the firm Lewis, the medal is made by Guant.
Military Marked Leica Camera and Leather Case. Reproduction. Im thinking this is one of the Russian copies produced a number of years back, condition is good, slight lose of finish to the back, i would say these were not made to use, take pictures with, but to deceive! The collector this came from certainly was paying over £500 for it many years back. It would be a good display item or perfect item for a reenactor to use in the field.
Mini Mothers Cross, Bronze. In very good condition with just one small loss of enamel to the top right hand corner. All bronze finish remains, period ribbon is attached by a metal loop of some sorts.
Mini Mothers Cross, Gold. In nice condition with the only issue being a small chip to the white enamel to the left arm. Period ribbon bow intact as is the fixing pin.
Mini Mothers Cross, Silver. L/21. In super condition with no issues, period ribbon bow intact with fixing pin. Clear L/21 makers code to the bottom arm.
Mini West Wall Medal Ribbon, Button Hole Lapel Badge. In very nice condition with crips detail and finish to the mini , ribbon is a clean example.
Mint Iron Cross Second Class, W&L. I was lucky to purchase two of these what i would call close to mint examples, this one being the best of the two. Just cant fault it and from what im told its produced by the firm W&L.
Mint Un-Issued RZM Tagged Hitler Youth Leaders Lanyard, Gefolgschaftsfuhrer Fuhererschnur. Mint, Un-issiued and a super paper RZM label attatched. Im sure this is cannot be upgraded.
MKII British Combat Helmet, RA Division Insignia and Remains of Frontal Decal. Helmet has had a considerable service life with paint lose to the top half of the helmet, plenty of patina and a well used liner. The very rough applied dark green paint has been ''slopped'' over the original factory finish, this over paint was applied over a frontal decal to the Leicstershire Yeomanry, this decal can be made out as the sloppy over paint has not adhered propley to the area. To the side is a nice thick painted RA Div sign. The helmet is dated 1938 or 39, the liner has its top pad adrift and held in by a wire, i cannot find a date or makers mark.
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Mounted Entry Into Czechoslovakia Medal. Medal is in very good condition with all its finish intact, ribbon again in nice condition, as seen this example is still attatched to its medal mount with the two other medals missing.
Mussolini Opera Balilla Roma Badge. In good condition with sharp details, rear has a good strong working pin and makers details.
Named 1943 Signals Flashed Slouch. For a slouch hat thats seen good use this one has survived in very nice condition, the felt body has good shape, colour and minimal moth graze. The machine stitched signals flash has no damage, two holes present were a cap badge was fitted. Puggaree is complet with a nice blue top. The inside sweat band has suffered a little from sweat and use and as usual a couple of moth nips, clear makers details, date and broad arrow stamping. There is a faint pen name to a 2nd liet on the sweatband.
Named and Unit Marked US WW1 Helmet, Sand Finish. The shell retains most of its sand finish with loss to the crown area, couple of minor hits to the body. Inside has most of its factory finish , top round felt and instruction label, liner and chinstrap are missing. Round the inside rim the owner has scratched his details, John Lyallon, Calf Kyeswo, Batt C, Cag 49 Keg. Well thats the best i can make out.
Named British WW1 PH Helmet Carry Pouch. In very good conition with the only damage being a half inch split to the material to one corner, both brass front buttons are maker marked to the button company. I belive its the first pattern without internal pocket. Named to a member of the RAMC .
Named Pattern 37 Officers Haversack,1941 Dated. In very good condition with only minimal storage marks to the front , bottom left. Clear maker and 41 date to the inside and a clear Officers name and rank.
Named Pattern 37 Officers Haversack,1941 Dated. In nice condition with both poppers in working order, no holes or snags, minor staining and clear date and makers markings.
Named WW2 German Leather Medical Pouch and Instruments. Small leather pouch that would have been carried with other medical gear in the field. This pouch has a number of its period instruments some being maker marked, the thermomenter case is empty. The added bonus is that this pouch is named with filed post number, he appears to have been promoted and had his field number changed.Leather case has a clear waffenampt stamped to the leather.
Named WW2 RAF Officers Visor Cap. Condition is very good with some slight staining and a couple of moth nips to the material. The body has good shape and the top has no damage, the cloth peak is the type with material to the underside. The leather chinstrap with one button was found inside the cap, easy repair. The bullion insignia has been sewn to the top of the cap as sometimes found, its in nice complete condition with a certain amount of patina. The inside is again complete with the only damage being a rodent nip to one section of the leather and blue material to the edge, its loose in this section, inch perhaps. The inside plastic type material to protect the inside crown has some cracking, padded material iunderneath is very clean, no makers. The owner has added his name to the outside and inside of the leather sweatband, Murphy. As a note when i purchased this over the weekend there was his leather flight jacket, teo cloth pilots wings and a couple of escape maps, they had all been sold by the time i went round for the second time but the info i have might well help with research. Born in Ireland, shot down once been burt during the crash and then spending the rest of the war training other pilots. One of the wings found with the grouping was a fifties Rhodesian paramilitary type earned when he lived in South Africa again training the airforce. So with time this might well help in finding an ID of the former owner. Anyway what im selling is a nice WW2 example thats seen use and is named.
Nazi Sympathisers Tin Badge. Early example made from tin and using a cheap fixing pin to the rear.
No4,MK1,Cruciform Bayonet. In very nice condition with nearly all its factory finish intact, clear markings to the bayonet and a scabbard thats numbered and broad arrow marked. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's, INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE BE ADVICED DUE TO THERE OWN CUSTOMS REGULATIONS THIS ITEM WILL BE SENT OUT AT THE PURCHASERS OWN RISK ONLY, PAYMENT BY PAYPAL FRIENDS OR BANK TRANSFER ONLY. ALL TRACKING INFO WILL BE FORWARDED.
NS-Frauenschaft Membership Badge. In good condition with clear enamel, some patina to the metal, rear has sharp RZM and makers code with its period fixing pin.
NSBO Cap Badge Good condition early nazi NSBO cap badge, one fixing pin missing from the back.
NSBO Cap Badge. In nice condition with some of the black highlights intact to the design, the rear still has one of its fixing prongs present.
NSDAP Armband Variant. Nice party armband with the swastika being a variant type woven example. Condition is very good, no holes to the red material, remains of a faint stamp to one corner of the band.
NSDAP Membership Badge, Button Hole Type. In very nice condition with clear undamaged enamel and clear RZM and maker code markings to the back.
NSDAP Membership Badge, Ges Gesch. Small Size. Know by some as a ''Lilliput'' sized example this badge is in very nice condition with clear Ges Gesch mark and period working pin to the rear. Last picture shows a comparison against a normal sized badge.
NSDAP Membership Badge, M1/101. In very nice clean condition with no damage to the front enamel , clear makers details to the rear and a strong period fixing pin.
NSDAP Membership Badge, M1/101. In good condition, some surface wear to the enamel, clear maker and RZM marks to the rear, period fixing pin is complete but slightly bent.
NSDAP Membership Badge, M1/163, Painted Zinc. In good condition with nearly all its period finish to the front, some minor bubbling, the rear has clear RZM and makers code stamp and a nice period fixing pin.
NSDAP Membership Badge, M1/34, Painted Zinc. In very nice condition with nearly all its period paint finish, the rear has clear RZM and makers code stamp, period fixing pin in very good condition.
NSDAP Membership Badge, Rudolf Reiling. In very nice condition with good clear enamel to the front, good period fixing pin to the back and clear makers code for the firm Reiling. I would place this example as an early 35/36 date.
NSDAP Membership Badge. Early example in nice condition , ges gesch marked to the back, period fixing pin .
NSDAP Political Visor Cap Cockade. Enamel background has no damage and still with bright colour, central swastika has all its black finish, both fixing prongs are present and has a clear strong RZM and makers code to the rear.
Officers 15th Indian Corps Battle Dress. Heavy wool battle dress to an officer serving in the 15th Indian Corps thats in very nice condition, just a couple of moth nips under one pocket, has good nap to the material. Hand stitched formation patches and Indian made crowns. This has been tailored for use by an officer as seen by the open neck and added material, also quite a bit of hand stitching typical of Indian BD's. As for size then i would have to say medium as there are no markings having been period shortened, lots of tailors pencil marks to the inside pockets. The ribbons to th top are for the Burman campaign.
Officers Grey Fox's Puttees. In nice condition once belonging to an officer in an Indian regiment.
Officers Heavy Weight Puttees. From the same serving officer as the grey puttees listed are these really heavy weight examples, condition again is very good.
Officers Named 08 Pattern Large Pack. With some issues being the lose of one fastening front straps and the removal of the two large rear starps, what this pack has going for it is the clear 1916 date and of course the clear RASC name and rank to the front. Small strap appears to be WW2 dated.
Officers Wool Socks. From the same officer as the puttees ive listed is this pair of wool socks without the toe section, named to the officer inside, some moth nips to one side of a sock.
Operation Desert Storm Souvenir Shell Case. Case has all its green finish and has a nicely rendered image of the Persian Gulf and dated 1991. Im not an ordanance collector but belive its a 30mm case.
Pair of R. Signals Slip On Titles. Both appear to be in unissued condition.
Panzer Award, PAB, Junker Set-up. PAB by an unknown maker and known as the type using Junker rear hardwear. Condition is very good, no silver finish left but still a sharp detailed strike. The rear catch has been repaired. WAS PRICED AT £130
Parachute Regiment Plastic Economy Cap Badge. The body of the badge is in very nice condition, great colour, no bending and sharp detail, but its such a pity that both rear fixing prongs have gone.
Paraffin Lamp Made From Dried Milk Tin. Would make a great Home Front display as this lamp has been made from a dried milk tin during WW2, condition is nice with its top wick still present. The glass chimney i have added for display, this is not included in the sale as i doubt it would make it thru the post in one piece, anyway they are easy to find.
Period German Visor Leather Chinstrap and Side Pins. In very good condition. Recently taken off a period WW2 German Visor.
PICTURES FROM MY NEW SHOP. Its not exactly complete yet but im sure you get the picture.
Plastic Economy Army Air Corps Cap Badge. In very nice condition, no cracks but missing one fixing pin.
Plastic May Day Tinnie In very nice condition with makers details to the rear and a strong working pin.
Police Visor Cap Eagle. Super sharp detail to this JFS made aluminium cap badge, both rear fixing pins are present and a clear JFS makers stamp.
Police Visor Cap Eagle. ZS38 mm. A very sharp detailed example with both fixing prongs and clear makers stamp to the rear, bend to the top wreath.
Polish Beret/Cap Badge. Machine woven example in unissued condition.
Polish Monte Cassino Cross and 1939/45 Star. Both medals came in together and i belive they belong to the same veteran. Both are in nice condition, the cross has its service number to the back.
Polish Officers Belt and Buckle. In very nice condition with the two piece buckle having nice dark patina, brocade type belt is in nice condition, buckle has a letter ''P'' stamped to the rear. Time frame would place this one in the 50's/60's.
Political Leaders Belt Buckle. In very nice condition with most of its finish intact and a nice burnished swastica, just a couple of small knocks, detail is sharp. The back has a clear RZM and makers code stamping.
Political Visor Cap Cockade. A very nice example with no damage to the enamel, both fixing prongs present and clear RZM stamp.
Poltical Leaders Visor Cap Eagle. M1/25. With nearly 100% of its original gold wash and both fixing pins to the rear it would appear that this eagle was never used, makers number and RZM marked to the rear.
Printed 99th Gurkha Brigade Formation Patch. In unissued condition.
Printed Essex Shoulder Title. In very nice condition
Prussian Belt and Buckle, Named and Regimental Mark. This is in very nice condition and has not been messed with over the years. The buckle is in super condition, in my opinion i doubt if its been polished in nearly 100 years. The belt i would class as his parade or walking out example, its again in untouched condition, sized to the front in pen. The owners paper name tag can be found to the inside which has suffered from the buckles fixing prongs rubbing against it, the name has gone but the mark for the 11th company, Regiment 93 is clear enough.
Prussian Buckle Souvenir Ashtray. Brass souvenir ashtray incorporating the central disc from a WW1 German belt buckle. WAS PRICED AT £30
Prussian WW1 Belt and Buckle, ''Hate'' Belt, RFC Interest. Very nice British souvenir, sometimes referred too as a hate belt. The late war steel buckle has nice finish remaining retaining part of its marked leather tab, the belt is supple having lost its buckle retaining strap, buckle prongs have been pushed through the belt body. To the belt has been added a number of badges, one has been lost. The RFC reference in the title is due to the addition of the cap badge, two buttons and the very scarce RFC shoulder title to the belt. Also to note is the Isle of Man Police button added.
RA Officers Coloured Side Cap, Bullion Insignia. In good condition with bright colour and good nap to the material, couple of small moth nips to one side, KC buttons to the front and a complete if used insde lining. Bullion insignia has no tarnish or loose thread.
RAD Long Service Medal, Bronze. 4 year service medal with nice finish and good patina, period ribbon has its fixing pin to the top
RAD Service Unit Sleeve Patch. Printed. In very nice condition, appears to have been removed from an album.
RAD Sports Shirt, Shorts Cloth Insignia. In good condition with minimal staining.
RADwj Photo Album.1940. A very nce complete photo album taken by a young women called Berli Otto during her time away working at a camp/lager in 1940. There are 71 good sized photos, none are missing and all pages are annotated in a very nice hand. Good detail including uniforms, work place, work camp and surrounding areas. Some pictures have been pasted in at an angle and also include a couple of personal pieces such as her completed ''Vorlaufiger Entscheid'' and ''Wehrmachtfahrkarte''. The 16 page album is in very clean condition including the outside cloth cover and strap.
RADwj Rank Brooch. Made from zinc and suffering from pest which will clean up, its 41 dated and a makers mark can be seen behind the fixing pin. Front has good detail.
RAF ''D'' Type Flying Helmet. In well used but complete condition, this example is the first pattern with Bennet buckle and strap, lots of fraying above the crown with one popper coming thru the material, all straps present. Inside has lots of damage to the material. Helmet would display well with a North Africa collection.
RAF ''G'' Type Flying Helmet Inner and ''H'' Type Oxygen Mask. Both mask and helmet are in very good condition, both are clean and not had much use, helmet has its loom with jack present, mask is dated 65 hand has not ''brittled'' over time.
RAF Air Gunners Cloth Wings. A very nice cloth example with two retaining poppers sewn to the rear for attaching to a uniform.
RAF Air Ministry Prismatic No2 Cased Binoculars. In very nice condition with nearly all the finish remaining to the body of the binoculars, clear AM mark to one side. Optics are clean and have sharp focus. Leather case has more wear but is complete and supple, both case and binoculars have the same 6E/471 markings making this a matching set.
RAF Helicopter Flying Helmet and Carry Bag. Recent purchase from an ex RAF helicopter crewman is this very nice pilots helmet, condition is very good indeed with no damage, cracks etc. Both shields are also very clean. Only the slightest sprinkle of dust too certain areas. This example comes with its original carry bag. I cannot find any designation label to the inside but i have not gone routing for it.
RAF Insignia Group. All appear to have been used at some point and were found together recently. Condition is very good.
RAF Medals and Paperwork.1943-47. France and Germany. Recently found during a local house clearance is this small grouping of documents and medals to a former RAF Radar mechanic who served from 1943 till 1947. His medal entitlement according to his release book is the France/Germany star and war service medal, both found amongst the grouping. I belive he was most probably trained for the Invasion of Europe serving his time till the end of the war and then being transferred abroad as part of the MEF. So we have both medals, pay book, release book, some fuel ration cards, ration holder, three photos of his unit being printed postwar and three original snapshots, one as a small child.
RAF No1 Parachute Training School Enamel Badge. In very nice condition with working rear fixing pin.
RAF Officers Ranked KD Tunic and Trousers. A very nice clean example with both trousers and tunic in matching colour. The tunic has ranked shoulder boards and a very nice set of pilots wings stitched above the left pocket, wings are a nice silk type with neat detail. Tunic has bottom bellow pockets and a black stamping to the inside. The trousers are again in very clean condition with a red stamping to the inside. No damage to either garment, all buttons present.
RAF Pexi Glass Pendant. Made from aircraft pexi glass and intended to be worn by a lady around the neck as a pendant, condition is very good.
RAF Pilot Officers Ranked KD Tunic. Nice conditioned example with removable insignia. The cloth wings are pin backed, pin fitted under the backing cloth of the badge, perhaps a tailors modification. The ribbon bars also being fitted thru chorded loops above the pocket. The iinside tailors label has faded, i make the date to be 43 or 45. The only problem i can find is that one shoulder board has come adrift from its securing loop, this is a very easy repair. All RAF buttons present.
RAF Sidcot Inner Suit. Kapok quilted inner suit as used with the Sidcot outer. Condition is very good with no holes or moth , all zips are clean and in working condition, both large zips are AM and lightning marked. Label is still readable, its size marked 4 and there is a clear large AM and crown stamp above the label. WAS PRICED AT £110
RAMC, BAOR, BD Cut-off Insignia. Appears to have been cut off a Battle Dress.
Rare Scharnhorst Bund Deutscher Jungmannen ID Card. SBDJ. A very nice early ID card to a kid who was a member of the SBD Jungmannen. A very nice photo of the lad wearing the membership pin, no date that i can see, due stamps to the left. This ID card has been pasted into a 1934 DBG calender, cant say why but perhaps this was his method of keeping it safe or hidden.
Rear Seam US Army M1 Combat Helmet. Just the shell thats in used condition but retains over 50% of its original cork finish, its been well used with a couple of knocks to the crown, no stress cracking to the body, both swivel bails intact, nearly all finish to the inside, its named and has a clear heat stamp to the inside front.
Rear Seam US Army M1 Combat Helmet. In very nice condition with nearly all its rough factory finish intact to the outside, some minor scrapes from storage only. The chinstraps are both period fitted. The inside liner is made by the firm ''Firestone'' and again has most of its green finish intact with its liner system in good complete condition with only the slightest of fraying to the central banding. Only thing missing is the leather liner chinstrap. The inside of the steel shell has its numbered heat stamp.
Red Cross Arm Patch. In good used condition.
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Regimental Half Litre Stein. 12, MG,KP III,Gebirgs-Jager Batl. In perfect condition with bright frontal motif and with the extra bonus of being a mountain troopers regiment.
Regimental Marked 1907 Bayonet, 1914. In very nice condition with clean wood grips and nearly all factory finish to the metal, pommel is marked and numbered, its either ''1E'' or ''IE''. The blade again in very nice condition with nearly all its factory finish, clear markings including the maker Wilkinson. Leather scabbard is clean and supple, metal fittings again with all finish. UK AND OVER 18's SALE ONLY.
Relic Russian WW2 SSH-40 Helmet Shell. Ground dug but in very good strong condition with no holes or weak spots, liner has gone but side posts present and both chinstrap bales.
Remington P-13 Bayonet 1913 Dated Remington pattern bayonet, has a 1917 issue stamp and the usual inspection marks to the base area. Condition of the bade is very good with a lot of the parkarised finish remaining. Handle and leather scabbard are also in very good condition.
Remington P1917 Bayonet, Home Guard, Super Condition. Well if you wanted one example of P17, home guard or American WW1 then this one would be very hard to upgrade. I will let the pictures do the talking folks! p.s. Only issue is that someone has cut the top leather retaining strap on the frog!!!
Ribbon Bar, War Merit Cross with Swords. In nice condition with period fixing pin to the rear.
RLB Enamel Badge. Nice early RLB membership pin back enamel badge. Condition is very good with nice enamel and nearly all its silver finish intact, good markings to the back.
RLB Members Stick Pin. Condition is very good with a neat amount of finish remaining, black enamel without chips, Ges Gesch and makers initials to the back, twist pin is in sound condition.
RLB, Luftschutz Event Badge. In nice condition with its black background colour still present and a good amount of the silver finish to the highlights. Rear stick pin is in sound condition.
Robbins Dudley Push Dagger. Neat example of the famous Robbins Push Dagger as used in the trenches of WW1. This is a well used example with plenty of patina. The aluminium handle has no chips or ''dinks'' and the bottom has the Robbins name stamped into it. The steel guard is complet without damage. The blade has some staining and at some point has been reground, this is not new as there is patina to the front blade area. This is not suprising considering the use of such a weapon. Anyway this period used example is priced accordingly and much cheaper than those found on the open market.
Rodgers Royal Naval Deck Knife. 1987 dated deck knife made by the firm Rodgers, condition is very good. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's.
Rodgers Stiletto Fighting Knife. Scabbard and dagger are in very nice clean condition, no sharpening to the blade, blade etched with Rodgers details. Top fastening popper in working order. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Rodgers Thistle Top Handle Dagger. A good large example with Bowie type blade. Handle has no damage whilst the blade has some staining and has been sharpened, no pitting, clear Rodgers marks to the top. The metal fixing shank around the top of the blade has for some reason has a grinding mark. The black leather scabbard is supple with its belt loop intact.
Rodgers Thistle Top Handle Dagger. Vintage dagger with the black handle shaped in the form of a thistle made by the firm William Rodgers. Condition is very good for its age with nice clean handle and nice supple leather scabbard. The blade is complete with its original tip but has staining along its length. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's ONLY.
Royal Artillery Ranked Service Cap. Condition of the cap is very good with no moth holes just the slightest of tracking to the crown, colour of the material is strong. The peak has crazing and the bullion to the peak has a certain tarnishing, chinstrap is in sound condition. Side buttons are KC artillery examples. Inside again in nice condition with the owners initials cut in to the sweat band.
Royal Military Police ,RMP, Armband. Cottage produced example thats in good condition with no holes or moth damage. The outside has faded thru use, inside colour is much stronger. Its been taken in by hand to the back, might be an extra 2 inches of material if wishing to undo the stitching. As to period,well its old looking at the wear to the material, and id hazard a guess to WW2 period.
Royal Naval Clasp Knife. In very good condition, blade has not been over sharpened, no markings found.
Royal Navy Economy Pattern Petty Officers Cap Badge and Insignia. Little set of RN insignia to a petty officer which includes a very nice late war economy PO's cap badge and a few arm rank cloth patches , appears to have risen up the ranks.Also found in the leather collar box was his wrist watch made by Regalis that i belive dates from the 1940's, not working and missing its outside winder. This little set was found the other day during a local house clearance.
Royal Navy Square Point Clasp Knife. Harrison Brothers. Nice early clasp knife as issued to the Royal Navy. Condition is very good with clear makers mark to the bottom of the blade. UK SALES AND OVER 18's ONLY.
Royal Welch Fusiliers Plastic Economy Cap Badge. In very nice condition.
RS-RKB Visor Cap Eagle. Veterans association aluminium cap badge thats in very nice condition with both rear fixing pins and clear markings to the back.
Russian Pilots Oxygen Mask, KM-34. In very nice condition with supple hose and face mask without cracks.
RZM Marked ''Traditions'' Edelweiss. Clear RZM and maker code to the rear this traditions badge worn by many Political members of the NSDAP such as the HJ and SA is in very good condition. This would have been sewn to the collar or hat etc.
RZM Marked Political Leaders Belt & Crossstrap Brown leather double open claw political leaders belt, RZM and maker coded, also marked ''Kenstuck'' for high grade leather. Gold washed buckle and crossstrap fittings, crossstrap clips are ''A'' marked for the Assmann firm. I belive this is an example of the 1939 pattern. Condition is V.Good +. THIS ITEM HAS BEEN REDUCED IN PRICE, IT WAS £200.
RZM Marked Political Y Straps and Belt Loops. Nice complete set of leather ''Y'' straps for use by a Political organisation, condition is used with the leather being quite supple but i belive they could do with a feed, one crack to the leather surface only, all metal parts have a layer of rust as these have been stored in a garage for some time. The bottom clips have matching maker and RZM marks, to finish the set is the original belt loops for taking the belt. Nice untouched example.
S.L.R. Bayonet, LIA3. In good allround condition with the majority of its factory finish intact, its in need of a good wipe down with an oily rag. Numerous markings to be found, original tip to the blade. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
SA Belt Buckle. In good used condition with the central motif having been repaired by solder to the back, one soldered area coming adrift but motiff still well attatched. Both fixing prongs intact as is the bar. Displays well and would look even better with a clean.
SA Brass Buckle, Semi-Relic. Thought id play it safe and describe this buckle as a semi relic but im sure the brass body would clean up as would the rear catch, Anyway the condition i will say is ''good'' with good detail to the front plate, no dinks or damage to the brass buckle itself, the rear catch does not move but is in strong condition.
SA Dortmund Sports Event Tinnie. Made in plastic with the majority of its colour remaining, makers details to the rear and a good strong working pin.
SA Westfalen Event Tinnie. Made of plastic and having the majority of its finish remaing, makers details to the rear and a good strong working pin.
Salesmans Sample/Letter Opener Dress Bayonet. A very good conditioned example that measurs around 24cm long, some small plate lift to the blade just under the cross guard and the tip has a slight kink. Clear maker or company initials to one side. Grips have no damage and the steel scabbard has very good finish.
Salty Combat Dog! Luftwaffe M35 Former Double Decal. Q64. Well its definetly a salty dog with some storage issues but as found last week in Germany. The helmet left the factory as a Luftwaffe double decal and recived at least another three coats of paint during its life, one being a white winter finish that was painted over by the last coat of dull green. Outside has , well lets say 50% of its finish remaining, the rest showing the usual rust but no pitting. Some of the tri colour decal can be seen thru the paint, the eagle is hidden under the layers of over paint. The inside has its complete, leather in supple condition but has come adrift from its frame, the aluminium frame has rotted from storage in certain areas. One of the early liner pins is missing, one is tight to the shell whilst the back has been pulled but still complete with its washer. The chinstrap has a makers mark and is in supple condition. Inside shell has most of its factory finish. The helmet peak has a slight kink, hope its shown in the photos, but i cannot find any area of damage from a serious knock needed to create this damage, perhaps done period time during its combat life and before the last coat of paint. Salty,original, untouched and never been in a collection before!
Silver Panzer Assault Badge. RK Marked. PRICE REDUCTION! PAB thats in very nice condition with good finish and sharp detail, rear has a clear makers mark and complete rear hinge, pin and catch. WAS PRICED AT £180,Futher reduced to £165 and now.......
Silver Wound Badge, MM65, Klein & Quenzer. Nice example with nearly all its finish intact, rear has its period hardwear and is marked 65 for the K&L firm.
Single Indian Made IAMC Slip On Title. In very good condition.
Single Indian Made R,Signal Slip On Title. In good used condition.
Single Indian Made RAMC Slip On Title. In good used condition.
Small British Naval Lot. Photos and Insignia. Small lot belonging to a former sailor who started out on Merchant ships in 1925 and ended his career in the Royal Navy in the 1950's. Three large black and white photos of ships he served on and five titled envelopes with some of his insignia.
Smitten City,Portsmouth Under The Blitz and Southend Pier War Story. Two booklets , Smitten City being a wartime publication and the Southend one being printed in 1946. Both are complete and in nice condition.
SOE Lock Knife. This example is the type produced without the tyre slasher at the back, its in used condition with a well used blade and a crack at the rear of the slab grips, this crack has not gone completely thru and is well attatched. Makers marks to the blade cannot be made out.
South Afican Naval Blue NCO Jacket. Nice double breasted blue naval jacket thats in good condition with very nice bullion insignia including South Africa titles to each top shoulder. All buttons are Kings Crown, no makers label but a paper tag can be found to one inside pocket, im sure its dated 1944.
South African Airborne M83 and Cover. In very nice lightly used condition with all straps present and in working order, inside liner is clean and has the owners name and number. The unique cloth cover with folding peak is again in very nice condition.
South African DF, AFV Crew Helmet. Another nice South African helmet , this time for AFV crew members. Condition is very good with no damage to the helmet, paint is 100% complete, both ear phones are complet as is the microphone. Inside liner is again in very nice supple condition, jack still attatched to the wire loom. Under the lining can be seen a manufacture label. Found attatched is a signals unit workshop tag dated 96.
South Korean Corlon Composite Helmet. I belive these were the type of helmets exported to such places as Iraq and are known to be manufactured in Korea under the name of ''Corlon''. The condition is close to unissued with a lot of dust build up to the inside crown area and to the outside from having a net attached, the net and elastic were found inside and will be kept with the helmet.
Soviet Order Of The Red Banner Of Labour. 1950. The medal is in very nice with no damage or knocks to the bright enamel or the metal body, the rear is the flat back type with a good low number just being over the hundred thousand mark, i would say its around the 1949/50 period. The ribbon is complete with fixing pin but has some stains.
Spare Gasmask Filter Carrying Pouch and Filter. Pouch is in very nice condition, marked to the inside flap, both buttons present. Inside is a very clean, well marked gasmask filter with its cap and a decontamination tablet container.
SS Belt Buckle, RZM 55/43 SS. Steel buckle is in nice condition with some silver wash remaining mainly around the centra motif and the rear. The dtail to the front is still quite sharp with no knocks, buckle body has not suffered from rust bleed. The back as mentioned has most of the silver wash remaining, both catch and fastening prongs are period. The markings can be found running under the back prong area and is quite hard to photograph. A good all round example.
SS Steel Belt Buckle, RODO. In nice condition with a fair amount of its period green finish to the front and the majority of its finish to the back, Front detail is sharp, no major knocks just a couple of scratches across the eagle. The rear has both fixing pins intact, good fastening catch and clear makers stamp for the firm Rodo.
Staff Members Frauenschaft Badge. First pattern example, good clear enamel, sharp RZM code and number stamped to the back and its period fixing pin.
State of Westfalen Fire Defence Aluminium Buckle. Enlisted version thats in very good condition with all its finish intact , no knocks or scrapes to the body.
Stohwasser Leather Gaitors. Boer War, WW1. Lucky enough to be going through a collection of gaitors and came up with this nice pair of Stohwasser type as used during the Boer War and as popular during WW1, numerous photos of these being worn during both conflicts. Condition is complete and as seen ive not cleaned them so dont be frightened by the cobwebs abd spiders. The body and straps are supple but the buckle ends have not been move in many years and are very tight and will need feeding if your thinking of adding these to a Mannequin, as seen ive broken the tip off one, still present, and wont be trying the others. So great display piece ''as is'' or if wishing then with a little work they might well be usable. May i add both have the labels attatched and both have the little leather tabs for holding down the breeches.
Sumpftarnmuster Anti Gas Bag. Camo bag used as part of the Anti Gas equipment/uniform items. Outside has the tan and water camo pattern whilst the inside has the black rubberised material. One repair with a civilian type cloth used on the inside as a patch. Inside draw pull and loops present. Outside has a cardboard button. I would have thought this is a scarce bit of kit. WAS PRICED AT £110
SWB Medal Group and Papal Medal EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS...
Swiss Stgw.57 Bayonet. In very nice condition, no issues, nice makers mark to the top of the blade under the cross guard, numbered to the other side. Maker marked and dated to the leather frog. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Table Medal, Volksabstimmung in Kaernten, 1920/41. Table medal or medallion issued for a 20th anniversary celebration in the Kaernten area. Item appear to be struck in zink, still has sharp detail to the front and clear markings to the rear. Hole drilled to the top for hanging.
Tank Regiment Officers KD Jacket. In nice condition with only one small snag to the material on the back, all buttons have been removed, tailors label to the inside, appears to have had a name typed over. The nice item on this jacket is the period applied TC formation patch and the arms of service stripes.
The ''Mespot'' Pith Helmet. A super condition example of quite a scarce pith helmet as used by British officers on overseas duty. The only issue i can find is the loss of its chinstarp. Clear Port Said makers label to the crown and and interesting naming above, The Mespot Pith. Great display piece. Oh! just spotted in the photo that theres an added bonus of having the owners name written inside on the label.
The Land of my Fathers Gift Book, Welsh Troops Fund, 1915. A very nice large hard back book produced to help raise funds for Welsh Troops abroad and at home during WW1. Some very nice coloured plates of a Welsh theme to the inside and of course full of the history of the Welsh nation. A couple of the inside pages are foxed, i pressume from being left open.
Third Pattern Commando Dagger. This is an untouched example with its original scabbard. The bronze handle still has a good amount of period finish, its marked with a number 3 to the pommel area, top nut has never been tampered with. The blade is a hand forged example and retains most of its dark finish, it has its original tip and has not been sharpened. The leather scabbard is supple and has lost its ''wings'', the top securing elastic has broken but whats nice is the hole to the top leather area for what looks like securing with a button, perhaps for the trouser leg. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.
Third Pattern, B2, Commando Dagger. In nice condition with its period scabbard. The grip has a number 4 to the top near the pommel. Scabbard has lost its top elastic and there is loose stitching to the top area were the pommel sits. For some reason this example has been painted black all over except the blade point area, appears this lack of paint is were the dagger was pushed into something to hold it when the paint was added. Why someone would paint the dagger black is anyones guess but it has been suggested to me that this might have been done at unit level. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's , OVERSEAS CLIENTS WITH THERE OWN CUSTOMS REGULATIONS PURCHASE AT THERE OWN RISK, PAYPAL FRIENDS AND BANK TRANSFER WILL BE THE ONLY METHOD OF PAYMENT, FULL TRACKING DETAILS WILL BE FORWARDED WHEN ITEM POSTED.
Third Reich Political Edelweiss Metal Device. Standard political Edelweiss for use by SA, HJ and DAF members who were stationed in the lower areas of Germany and Austria. Condition is very good. No fixing pin to the rear as these were to be sewn to the collar, hat etc.
Third Reich Swastika Brooch/badge. In very nice condition, slightly bigger than your normal tinnie and perhaps made as a brooch.
Tinnie, 1937 HJ/DJH. In very nice condition with a good amount of its silver finish intact, rear has its period fixing pin.
Tinnie, 1938 Gautag Leipzig. In very good condition with a very good amount of its finish intact, rear makers details and period fixing pin.
Tinnie, 1939 Kreistag NSDAP Oberdonau. Blue. In nice condition with slight discolouration to one corner, clear RZM and makers details to the rear with period fixing pin.
Tinnie, 1939 Kreistag NSDAP Oberdonau. Green. In very nice condition with clear RZM and makers mark to the rear with period fixing pin.
Tinnie, 1939 Kreistag NSDAP Oberdonau. Pink. In very nice condition with clear RZM and makers details to the rear and period fixing pin.
Tinnie, Moers 1936. This example has lost a lot of its finish and its rear fixing pin but with its nice Deco design to the front i thought it would fit in well in someones collection.
Tropical K98 Bayonet Frog. In good allround condition, all stitching is tight and the webbed body is sound, just some staining from storage over the years. Brought in this week by the son of a recently deseased RAF veteran and found amongst some other bring backs in his shed, check the last picture.
Unidentified British 1944 Lockable Side Pack. Well i cant find reference to this model that can be locked at the side thru the large Lightning marked zip. The large pack is in nice used condition with some staining but no holes to the material. The carry strap is complete with buckle. The clouser flap has a fastening popper either side but the female ends have gone. Zip with all teeth but wont close, zip pull runs along the teeth but the zip opens behind! The inside has a clear 1944 date, makers and stores code.
Unissued Eagle Order Certificate and Outer Sleeve. REDUCED EVEN FUTHER!!! In very nice condition with very slight foxing to the outer sleeve, nice embossed eagle to the bottom left. Sorry for the poor quality photos but i do find it hard to take detailed shots of white paper. RE-LISTED DUE TO A TIME WATER!!! AND THE PRICE REDUCED FROM £70.
Unopened Allied Ration Tin, Bread. Large unopened ration tin, contents appears to be bread of some sort, description can just be made out to the top. Good finish remaining to the outer. Expiry date is 51. WAS PRICED AT £48
Unopened Packet of 10 Cigarettes. Nice early unopened packet of cigarettes, Ges-Gesch marked to the front, nice taxation paper tag to one end.
Unopened Packet of 25 Russian Occupation Cigarettes. Interesting unopened packet of cigarettes, they appear to be Russian that have utilized a wartime German paper taxation tag, having over stamped the price increasing to 8 Rpf and the number of contents. I belive these must have been early post war occupation for sale to the public.
Unwin Rodgers Knife Pistol. This is sold to be used as spares or for restoration, its had a hard life. The barrel is complete, in good order and has clear stamps, rear percussion nipple attatched, hammer is missing. One slab grip plate is complete with no damage, the other has a small piece missing from the end were the tools were held. Trigger is complete as is the trigger spring. Rear percussion cap door still opens and closes. The main blade is complete and has staining only, never been sharpened, faint stamps to one side,spring gone.The smaller blade has lost its tip but has clear Rodgers markings.
US Army 1951 Dated Water Bottle Cover. Korea. In very nice clean condition with clear markings, both snaps in working order.
US Army Jacket, Field,Lined,ETO, First Pattern. This 1943 dated example is in very nice condition with just a couple of small moth nips, nap to the material is very good. Its a large size 40 and at some point has been taken in by having the belt and buckle removed whilst shortening.Added bonus of having the veterans name penned to the inside. Nice scarce piece of American uniform and im glad i found it as it was being used by an Antique dealer as protective wadding for his furniture!!
US Army M-10 Shovel, Entrenching. In nice used condition with the metal work having been painted with a green finish, both the shovel head and wood helve having clear ''US'' marks.
US Army M1 Ammo Pouch. In good condition, dated 1943, popper in working condition. Re-used by the French at some time.
US Army M1 Ammo Pouch. In good condition, dated 1943, Popper in working condition. Re-used by the French at some point.
US Army M3 6x30 Binoculars and Leather Case. 1943 Nash Kelvinator Corp. In very nice condition with no damage to the binoculars and sharp clear focus, one lens has a small amount of ''growth'' when viewing from the other side but this cannot be seen when using. Neck strap is complete and strong. The leather case is a generic type with no details stamped to the body.
US Military Distinguished Unit Citation Badge. In nice condition, some fade to the blue ribbon, both fixing clutches to the rear.
US Military Pocket Compass. In good usable condition with minimal wear to the outer body, the only damage is a slight crack to the inside glass. Dial in working condition.
US Special Forces Optics Head Frame. In nice used condition with makers details stamped to the top of the frame were the adjustable catch is, cloth head frame and straps are complete, face surround again in nice condition.
USN 1968 Type G-1 Leather Flying Jacket. In very good condition with supple undamaged leather and a very clean inner lining, zip still has its period leather pull. The only damage is the wear to the arm cuffs. Clear label sewn to the inside and the usual USN stamp mark to the inner leather. A nice period example.
USN Aviator Survival Knife. Unmarked example thats in very nice condition with no damage to the slab grips and the majority of the factory finish to both blade and saw. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!
VDA 1939 Shul Sammlung Badge. In very good condition with nearly all its silver wash present, good period fixing pin to the rear.
VDA Glass WHW Badge. In very nice condition and nice to find all the white priod finish to the cut glass area intact.
Very Large British Leather Revolver Holster, Adams. This is one of the largest holsters ive had, its in good allround condition with sound stitching, at some point the two hanging straps were cut off and the holster was converted to belt use by having two strips cut to the back, these cuts have plenty of wear and usage indicating period conversion. No markings , no date but the size would indicate the pistol used might well have been an Adams dating to Boer war period useage.
Veterans Shooting Badge. Nice badge with most of its gold finish remaining, there is no damage to the enamel to the oakleaf surround. The rear has its pin and catch.
Victorian Boer War Medical Officers Service Dress Jacket. Well its had a hard life being stored relativley badly, the moth has had a few meals im afraid but in my opinion this is still a good all round Victorian tunic worthy of being saved by a collector. Most of the damage is to the left hand side with damage running along the bottom of the pockets and top shoulder and of course the top collar. Both purple boards are good with all pips present. Top collar dogs are the silver wreath officers versions. Middle row of buttons are Victorian Queens crown examples with the four smaller buttons being Kings crown. Nice period sewn Boer War ribbon to the right side. Inside lining is in good condition, no name im afraid to say. Interestingly this type of jacket has very large breast pockets, bigger than the bottom ones. WAS PRICED AT £95
Victorian British Leather Ammuntion Pouch. Another variant as found wth Victorian ammo pouches, cannot find any reference to this pattern, ive tried but given up so variant it is. Condition is very good for its age, leather is supple, clouser strap is strong and all seams are complete. Inside above the pocket is a strip of leather to keep the ammo in place. No markings or date.
Victorian Officers Pocket Compass. Compass has survived in very good condition with good finish remaining to the metal body and the front glass without cracks or chips, the inside pointer still swivels, side button for ''fixing'' the pointer still working. The inside dial is clear with the letter directions not being painted but as expected with a Victorian example are hand etched, some verdigris to the inside. This was found with a small lot belonging to a Boer war veteran. May i add that the top cover is very tight and will need a blade or good finger nail to open.
Victorian Snake Hook Leather Belt. I cannot fnd the specific pattern, perhaps 1870 is close.The belt is in good condition, plenty of finish to the metal fittings, leather has one tear were its been folded for some time,other wise its strong and supple.The size if fully extended would be around 40 inches.
Vintage British Open Top Pistol Holster. Open top holster thats in a condition that I belive would be worthy of some TLC, the leather body is in supple condition with no open or loose stitching, at some point the two hanging loops at the back were removed. I myself would date this example around the 1900's even without makers or date marks.
Vintage Royal Naval Deck Cap. Condition is very good for its age, couple of small moth nips to the top and some wear to the nap around the edge. Inside leather lining is complete and supple, clear makers mark to the inside crown. As to date i cannot say but before WW2, my guess would be WW1 or earlier.
Waffen SS Overseas/ M43 Cap Insignia. Both appear to have been removed from the same cap, the machine woven insignia on its rayon backing have survived in very nice condition, the back fold to the material would be expected from a set that has been used. They both appear to have been pasted into an album at one point. These were brought to me by the son of the British veteran who brought them back, he had numerous bits of German insignia which he wanted to mount in a frame with his fathers medals and photos but didnt want a set of SS cloth in the frame.
Wallasey Special Constabulary Enamel Badge. In very nice condition, clear makers details stamped to the rear.
Walther P38 Issue Box. P38 issue box thats in very nice condition with no issues that i can find.
War Merit Cross With Swords, 2nd Class. Zinc made example thats retained nearly all its factory finish, lets say 85% and over. The details are sharp with no knocks just some wear to the wreath. No number stamp to the ring and medal comes with a full lenght of period ribbon.
Wartime British Private Purchase Officers Black Beret. Condition is very good, its been used but the ''EVIL'' moth have not got there grubby teeth into this one, well not much, no holes just a couple of nips, good nap to the material, the inside is in used condition but the makers label is still readable, its made by the military outfitters Shirley Brook Ltd of Woolwich. No slide protector to the inside, size stamped 7. Two small holes to the front were a cap badge was fastened.
Wartime RAF OR''s Peaked Cap. Other ranks peaked cap thats in good condition, no moth holes or tracking, the top has discoloured due to time, middle of the body has stronger colour. The inside is in used condition, sweat band is complet if sweat stained, owners service number to the inside, faint dated and WD marks again to the inside. the liner again complet but brittle from age with some damage, original name tag area remains to the front. I would say its a size small. This cap has had the top stiffener removed and the crown re shaped for saome reason, its also appears had a great deal of use so a cap that was once loved by its owner.
Webley Black Leather Pistol Rig, RUC Issue? Nice leather rig which includes the leather snake buckle belt, open top pistol holster and ammo pouch. The holster and pouch appear to be close to the early 14 pattern but has some diffrences, what i find interesting are the date stamps to both holster, pouch and belt, they are dated from the 1950's and made by the same London firm. All components are in very nice supple condition. Im pressuming this would have been issued to a Police unit and would make a nice display item for an ''Irish troubles'' display or collection.
Welsh Regiment Pith Helmet and Cover. Welsh Regiment Wolseley pith helmet thats in super condition. The outside material is still strong with no sun fading, no snags and no crushing, only the slightest of storage marks. The cloth edgeing is again in very good order with only one very small fray to the front centre area, lets say under 2mm. The leather chinstrap is complete and in supple condition. The Welsh Reg flash as expected with the condition of the helmet is very good. Inside leather sweat band is named to the firm Linnely of London and has a faint owners name written on the other side, undeneath there is a faint stamping but cannot make it out, its still supple and in very nice order. Inside dome silver linning is in complete condition. With this helmet came a WD marked Cover that again is in very nice condition, i belive it dates from 1942/43. There is no date stamp to the helmet itself but from the construction i would place this example being made and issued around 1943.
West Wall Medal and Paper Packet, Zinc. REDUCED PRICE! West wall medal made from zinc with its paper packet and ribbon. Condition is good with sharp detail but missing its finish. WAS PRICED AT £30
WHW Wir Helfen Tinnie. Great design, great 100% finish and period pin to the rear.
Winstanstow Peace Gift Cigarette Case. EPNS marked case thats in good condition.
Winter Clothing Donation Certificate. Nicely designed certificate given out to the population in token of there work in gathering winter clothing to donate to the German soldier fighting on the Russian front. Condition is very good.
Womens RCAF Service Peaked Cap. In sound condition with very nice material to the body and peak, the chinstrap is complete with some cracking to the surface, inside liner again in good complete condition, inside makers label is very faint. Missing its cap badge.
Wood Handle K98 Bayonet and frog. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.....
Wooden VDA Tinnie. In very nice complete condition with good paint finish to the front and the rear having its period fixing pin.
WW1 ''Hindenburg'' Honour Cross and Cellophane Packet. Still held in its blue issued cellophane packet the cross and ribbon are in unissued condition. Packet has a couple of small tears, cross is maker marked to the firm Glaser & Sohne of Dresden.
WW1 11th Welsh , English/French Dictionary. Salonica This well used dictionary is named to the front and back sleeves to a member of the Welsh Regiment in Salonica, Greece. The 11th Welsh are the Pals battalion from Cardiff.
WW1 1918 Hospital War Wounded Framed Embroidery Produced by wounded soldiers in hospital for theropy and fundraising. The condition is very good with the embroidery being well rendered by the soldier who's details are in pencil to the back paper label. One of many items produced during the time such as book shelves and other furniture.
WW1 Austrian Fighting Knife. In very nice used condition with no chips to the wooden handle, only some slight bruising and plenty of patina, the blade is clean with minimal staining, blade has its original tip. Clear letter ''R'' stamped to the top of the blade under the cross guard. The metal scabbard has no dents/knocks and has taken on lots of dark patina over the years, it still retains its scarce webbed hanging strap. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK ONLY.
WW1 Austrian Metal Ersatz Shovel Carrier. Something that doesnt often turn up over here in the UK is this metal carrier for the shovel, i managed to find two diffrent patterns, one still attatched to the shovel. This example is in good condition, its rusted but the metal is strong with no weak points.A simple but effective design. A freind of mine who travels thru the mountains on the italian border searching for WW1 trench systems managed to find a number of these, this is the last one he had, not sure you will see another one for a while.
WW1 Austrian Telegrapher Badge. In nice condition with sharp details, some rubbing to the crown area, some of the original finish can be seen to the design, rear fixing loop intact. Measures 45mm across.
WW1 British Binoculars and Leather Carry Case. The leather case is in very nice complete condition and has numerous markings including a clear 1916 date stamp, case comes with a supple full length carry strap. The binoculars are the type found from around the Boer war period and are dated 1902. Condition of the binos are very good with clear focus and view. As to when these were ''paired up'' is a guess but from the stong indentation to the top of the inside flap that match the binocular front caps i would say since WW1. Its a known fact that procurement of optical equipment for the British forces during the time was allways difficult and finding miss matched sets is nothing new.
WW1 British Officers Leather Boots. In very nice supple condition, stitching is tight and the leather has only minor marks from time and storage. The leather soles and heals are again in very nice condition, leather laces appear to be the period examples, inside webb pulls are complete. Size from front to back along the bottom sole is just over 11 inches.
WW1 British Officers Leather Webley Ammo Pouch, Named Naval Division. In very nice condition with supple leather, more of a square shape than usually found but the same dimensions. To the inside is the owners details stamped in ink to an officer in the Naval Division.
WW1 British Photo Album, Army Reconnaissance School. 12 x 8 inch leather covered photo album that belonged to an officer in the British Army, first 6 out of 10 pages have photos relating to what i belive is an Army reconnaissance school during WW1. Group photos show that the officers are from diffrent regiments and quite a few are wearing '' cuff '' ranks to there uniforms, making this album date from before the end of 1918. Some photos show the surrounding terrain were exercises were taking place, not too sure were the school was but it would not suprise me if it were in Scotland. There are 42 military shots with family photos taking up the last 4 pages. WAS PRICED AT £90
WW1 British Private Purchase Periscope, The Lifeguard. With all private purchase items you just dont know whats going to turn up next. This periscope is called the Lifeguard and has survived in very nice condition with nearly all its black finish to both end caps and both mirrors without damage, concertina body works smoothly. The carry case again in very nice condition. Of interest is that the material and clouser snaps on the carry case match the private purchase water bottle ive listed, item number 55049!
WW1 British Trench Lantern, 1915 Dated. Made by the firm Hinks & Sons and dated 1915 this lantern appears to have never been used. All the glass is complete without damage and no wax residue can be found inside. The metal carry box is complete and dated only damage being the leather carry strap. The lantern is marked with a broad arrow and letter''U'', perhaps issued to a South African unit.
WW1 Brodie Helmet with Black Lion Frontal Badge. This has been an anomaly to me since i purchased it, still cannot make out the use. Anyway this is what i do know, its a WW1 british brodie helmet thats been over painted in black and had a very nicely rendered black lion in a yellow and red oval surrounded in an outer of green. The inside liner is complete but in used condition, chinstrap again complete but has is fragile in one area. The black finish is 95% complete, one small dink, the inside rim has been painted black but the original factory green finish can be found under the liner,appears to have a Belgium/French name to this rim. The best i can find on the frontal badge is the black lion of Flanders in Belgium.
WW1 Canadian Souvenir Bullet Knife. Nice souvenir Letter opener made from a brass bullet case and head, the rear pommel is made from a Canadian button. Many reproductions of this sort can be found all over the net but this one is period as seen by the construction.
WW1 Durham Light Infantry Brodie Helmet Shell. Relic? Well its had a hard life and has seen some action but the outside shell has a good amount of its original rough finish intact, lets say 70%, the inside has lost its finish to the crown but most has survived around the rim. The front stencilled DLI badge is very clear with slight damage to the crown area, appears this area has had a slight wipe with a damp cloth to clear away some of the build up of verdigri on top of the stencil. This is a late war pattern brodie with added rim. This was recently found by a freind in a North German flee market on the Dutch border, souvenired by a German veteran? Who knows, still nice to find a Regimentally marked Brodie. The money shots folks are numbers 8 and 9 in the photo section.
WW1 French Armistice Signing Carriage Souvenir. Hand made from various bits of metal this small gong, stands around 8 inches high, is a nice souvenir of the Armistice signing which took place in a railway carriage. Of note same carriage was used by Hitler for the French surrender in 39.
WW1 French M15 Infantry Adrian Combat Helmet Shell with ''ID'' Just the shell this time but its second brushed non refective coat of paint is nearly 90% present, the original factory light blue can be seen in certain areas. Whats really nice about this example is the personalisation by the veteran to the inside. On the back there is some scroll workj but better still the veteran has scratch his regiment and and company details under the front visor area. Dont find many with such details.
WW1 French M15 Infantry Adrian Combat Helmet. In nice condition, 95% of its rough brushed applied finish to the outside, couple of small knocks, inside leather liner is complete and supple, remains of the chinstrap present including the buckle.
WW1 French M15 Infantry Adrian Combat Helmet. Helmet shell has all its hand brushed dark blue paint over the original light blue factory finish, shell has no knocks , front badge is the original applied example. The inside has lost its metal corrugated liner frame but the leather liner is present,its in supple condition, inside dome has recived a coat of black paint. No chinstrap.
WW1 German 98/05 Butcher Bayonet, Saw Back Removed, 1917. In overall good condition, the wooden grips are intact with a couple of old knocks and bruising , wood is tight . The metal has a certain amount of patina and has darkened from age. The blade is maker marked for the firm Hammesfahr and is dated 17 to the spine,Prussian stamp to the top of the pommel and for some reason has the number 111 stamped under the crossguard. Clear to see were the saw teeth were removed. Scabbard has a certain amount of its factory finish and one dent to the side. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18'S AND UK ONLY.
WW1 German Cased F08 Field Binoculars.Goerz Maker. Nice set of WW1 field binoculars still contained in there original leather case. The binos have a good undamaged body with clear stamped details including maker. They have clear optics and focus is good. The leather case again in very nice condition but the strap has come adrift from one side, clear makers stamp to the front, same maker for optics and case, the inside has a postwar British label. I have had these examples before being sold postwar in Britian, many sold by Chemist for some reason.
WW1 German Destroyed Convoy Photograph. Would appear this period photo was taken a short time after the convoy was hit by artillery fire.
WW1 German Drunks!!! Well this mob certainly seem to have finished of a few flagans!!!
WW1 German Enamel Brooch. In very nice condition with some nice intricate enamel work on the oak leaves, nice design. The back has its period fixing pin. I belive these were used to hold a silver Kaiser coin or photo.
WW1 German Hilfs Verein Deutsch Frauen Badge. Badge produced for a benefit organization who supported German soldiers during WW1. condition is very good with only minimal loss of finish to the front, workng pin to the rear.
WW1 German Military Document Wallet. Made of a grey felt material with no moth nips or tracking, fixing poppers in working order and a nice clear cloth number tag to the side. Found recently in Germany containing a number of documents related to a member of the Imperial army, didnt get the documents but was lucky to get the wallet as im allways looking for the more obscure item.
WW1 German War Relief Cross. Made of zinc and having sharp detail, original length of period ribbon.
WW1 Great War Kukri Paper Knife A bit more than the usual WW1 souvenir paper knife with this example in the shape of a Kukri knife, clear stamping and dates, bullet is dated 1918. This has not been polished and taken on a lovely dark patina.
WW1 Imperial Soldiers Photo Brooch. A very sweet WW1 ladies brooch with her mans photo to the inside wearing a covered spiked helmet, condition is very good with the celluloide front with no damage and the mount having taken a black patina, rear fixing pin intact.
WW1 Iron Cross and Hindenburg Award Certificate. Both issued to a Friedrich Trefz who served during WW1 in Fus.Reg 122. Both are in good condition and have been folded in the past.
WW1 Italian Army Souvenir Handkerchief. In nice condition with clear details and 1918 date.
WW1 KuK Austrian Belt and Buckle. A very nice example with a supple leather belt, in the Austrian style, and a very nice brass buckle, Buckle has some toning from age, but the original bright gilt finish can be seen all over the buckle body, im sure you know by now that i do not clean the items i put up for sale, im a patina lover!!! Buckle is dent free with no repairs. WAS PRICED AT £200...... A very nice surviving set. Just to add, buckles turn up now and then but the Austrian produced belts do not.
WW1 Ladies Iron Cross Brooch Souvenir. This example is in good condition, missing one of the hanging coins and its rear catch.
WW1 Ladies Iron Cross Brooch Souvenir. In very nice condition, no rear fixing pin so not sure how this was worn?
WW1 Ladies Iron Cross Brooch Souvenir. Made from the banding of a spent artillery round, condition is very good.
WW1 Ladies Iron Cross Enamel Badge Souvenir. In nice condition with rear fixing pin, just cleaned the white enamel cross and its come up without chips or cracks! Should have done that really before taking the photos !!
WW1 Ladies Iron Cross Pendant Souvenir. Sweet little pendant in the form of an Iron Cross, condition is very good.
WW1 Medal Pair, R.S.Fusiliers. Medals are very clean as are the ribbons, named to 266372 A-CL, A.H.Scotcher.
WW1 Mercantile Marine Medal Pair, Photo and Insignia. Nice little grouping to a Merchant Navy officer who served during the first world war. The medals are in nice condition with sharp detail and plenty of patina, no ribbons im afraid. The very clear photo is named to the back and was taken in Cardiff. The cuff insignia is the same as seen in the photo and the boards are in sound condition but missing one button. This came from a Cardiff house clearence just yesterday and has never been in a collection.
WW1 Nurses Hospital Patients Autograph Book. Large book,over 70 pages, filled with autographs,sentiments,ditties, drawings and poems done by recovering soldiers for a nurse Dolly Fawcett who worked at Greylingwell hospital. Very interesting piece of WW1 history with research possible on the wounded from diffrent regiments and from diffrent corners of the world. A very interesting capture of a slice of time with the soldiers writtings and sentiments being funny, saucy,poignant and sometimes racist. This example has had some damage over time with the front cover adrift but the inside pages have survived intact and in good condition.
WW1 Nurses Hospital Patients Autograph Book. Compiled for a Nurse Jones in Salisbury infirmary Radnor wing and filled with well over a hundred sentiments from recovering soldiers from all over the commonwealth. Some great drawings and paintings and of course some saucy and racist notes, this has to be the best example ive managed to offer. Condition is complete and in very nice condition. May i add that ive uploaded 20 images of the content but thats nowhere near the history you will find amongst these pages.
WW1 Nurses Hospital Patients Autograph Book. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.....
WW1 Period British Pith Helmet with Regimental Flash.14th Hussars. In used condition but still looking very nice is this WW1 period example with Regimental flash attatched to the eight fold cloth puggaree. The overall body has taken on a lot of patina and has lost its top cone, the cork crown has been crushed but its kept its shape.The inside liner is complete and supple but stained from use. The WD inspection stamp is clear and the owner has written some of his details to the crown in pencil. His service number is H/47515 and his initials appear to be W.R.M. A quick search brings up Sgt W.R.Mitchel who is entitled to a trio, his service number changed after units emalginated.
WW1 Period Pocket Mirror and Cut Throat Razor. Good items for your period WW1 display, both mirror and razor are in nice untouched condition. Recently found amongst the medals and belongings and of a local Pontypool WW1 SWB veteran here in South Wales.
WW1 Post Card, Deserter Shot at Dawn. Well its actually called ''The pardon came too late'' and its the first card ive seen dealing with desertion and im not sure who you would send this type of card to. Reading the sentiment it could well be a Jonny Cash song!
WW1 Prussian Pickelhaube Helmet Plate. Eagle plate is in good condition with a very good amount of its gold finish remaining , both rear fixing metal loops are present, found attached to one of the rear loops is the small eagle usually found on the top of the left scepter. This example was brought into me a couple of days ago when a local family wanted to sell there grandfathers WW1 medals.
WW1 Prussian Steel Belt Buckle. Sorry to say the rear fixing prongs have gone but the steel body even without its finish is in nice condition with sharp detail.
WW1 Royal Engineers Small Diary and Three Photo Post Cards. Recently found in a local house clearance is this small diary with three period WW1 photos. The diary starts with three interesting pages named to a soldier H.A.Arkinstall who was a member of the RE. The rest is full of certain remedies and what ingredients to use such as Hair Was, Eye Lotion,Skin Dressing, Blister,Lice Dressing etc. From the rest of the pages i assume his job was looking after horses From the ingredients found in the lotions i would ask you not to try and make them yourselves as im sure the tonic would have killed any user before a week in any trench!! The three photos are RE members and do appear to be the same guys. Anyway an interesting little lot.
WW1 South Wales Borderers Officers Peaked Cap. What can i say that the photos can't, yep its well used but still in my opinion has a certain charm, yes it was found recently on a waste tip in my local area , no i wasnt that lucky but the Antique dealer who sold it to me was. What i find really interesting are the very rare Regimental Dragon side buttons and of course its survived the ravages of time.
WW1 Verdun Souvenir. A very nice Immediate post WW1 Verdun Souvenir using a nickle plated shell mounted on a cold painted plinth. The shell has the Verdun coat of arms added to the top. Shell is screwed down to the plinth, no damage and the majority of the paint remaning to the base. An attractive piece.
WW1 War Munition Volunteer Badge. In nice crisp condition, rear has its button hole device and is marked Guant, recipients number also stamped to th back.
WW1 Welsh Regiment Officers Trench Cap. One of the many types of trench caps worn by British officers during WW1 on the front line. Condition is very used and tired, material is good but some loss of nap to the top and a couple of moth nips, one side has come adrift. The leather chinstrap is complete but one section is broken, still attatched to the Officers bronzed GS buttons. Front bronze officers cap badge is very nice with patina. The inside has lossed its sweatband and some of the liner. As mentioned its a bit tired but still displays nicely and would be a great restoration project. This has been lanquishing in my mates loft for 15 years, he purchased it with the idea of restoring it but he never got round to it, time for a new home.
WW2 2nd Class Iron Cross. Recently found during a local house clearance its in good if not as found condition, missing its hanging top loop and ribbon.
WW2 2nd Class Iron Cross. In very nice condition with a good amount of its frosting and burnished areas remaining and a very nice flat finish to the central core. No makers mark to the ring, nice length of period ribbon.
WW2 2nd Class Iron Cross. In good allround condition with nice patina to the frame, solid black finish to the central core but this has suffered from sligh rust bubbling. Ribbon is in nice condition. No ring stamp.
WW2 2nd Class Iron Cross. In nice condition with a nice flat finish to the central core and nice dark patina to the two piece frame. Ribbon is a full length example ith some staining. No ring stamp.
WW2 Aluminium DRK Visor Cockade and Wreath. Two piece constructed aluminium Cockade and wreath for use with the DRK visor. Condition is very good, all fixing prongs to thr rear.
WW2 Aluminium Heer Visor Cockade and Wreath. An early made example thats in nice condition, the back is marked Ges Gesch and has a large Number 7 to the centre. All fixing prongs present.
WW2 American Pilots Wings, Gaunt London. Nice set of wings made by the British firm Gaunt.
WW2 Artillery Officers Maroon Para Beret. This was brought into me by the veterans son, his father just having passed away in the Cowbridge area near Cardiff, there is some history which will be mentioned at the end. The beret itself is of classic WW2 manufacture, all components as seen from the pictures are from the period. The condition is very good concidering it was used in the far east. The body has a couple of tiny moth nips to the front area and the nap of the cloth is worn but no thinning to the material. The bottom leather band is in well used condition as you might expect from use in hotter climes, back cloth ''tie'' is present. Both brass grommets to the side are still tight in the fabric and are not pulled through.The front officers bullion Artillery badge is in used but complete condition. The inside lining is dirty from usage and has a couple of small frays to the edging, the leather backing to the grommet area is still attatched. Im afraid that all markings have gone thru use, pity but its no suprise with such a heavely used cap. Displays very well. The beret is priced as a nice used WW2 example without the veterans details below. I have also listed his 1945 dated beret which appears to have little use, unlike this example that he obviously used during his wartime service Now for some details on the veteran, the son told me his name and a couple of stories from his dad, including a story his father allways talked about, being an attack he had to make on an allied ship in India were the troops had mutinied. The veterans name was Captain John Marshal, part of 159 Parachute Regiment Light artillery, who was shipped to Burma late in the war, his regiment was being readied for the invasion of Japan. Shortly after the end of the war he was sent to Karachi as an officer of 15th para C troop, were they were used for security. His unit was charged in putting down a mutiny on an Indian warship called HMIS Hindastan, he was in command of this unit when it attacked the ship for 20 minutes before the Indian soldiers surrendered. A few of his command were injured and a couple of the soldiers on the ship were killed. A quick google search of the ship Hindastan and the whole story can be found including an eyewitness account from Captain Marshal, including having to observe the ship from a clock tower were he was open to fire from the mutinous soldiers, something his son said his dad was allways annoyed about. The son said he would return with more details and perhaps his dads medals if the rest of the family agreed, im afraid this has not happend to date, so as mentioned the beret is being sold on its own merit. By the way i do have his American military binoculrs he used during this raid on the ship.
WW2 Blackout Bulb and Cardboard Box. The bulb as seen in the pictures is in perfect condition, box has a couple of small tears, box has a War Economy detail printed to one of the closing flaps. Perfect Homefront item and a rare survior of the times. Was priced at 45
WW2 British NFS MKII Helmet. Just brought into me this week is this good condition Fire Service Mk11 helmet, id say that at least 85% of its original finish, inside and out. The front decal and unit number is complete with just minor knocks, the red has been refinished at the same time as the red line was painted around the circumference, this is period applied. The inside ,first pattern, liner and chinstrap is in good complete condition but i have not cleaned it . To the inside rim near the back just under the green finish is a name painted in red, i belive this is Morgan. Nice untouched example.
WW2 British 2nd Infantry Division Sergeants Battle Dress. This is an Australian made BD thats been used by a Signals Sergeant attached to the 2nd Division. The jacket is in good condition with a number of moth nips, these are pin head size except for one under the arm , not visible and not big enought to put my ''pinky'' thru, thats the tip of my little finger, i have small hands. The insignia is all period applied including the ribbon bar, signals patch and stripes are hand sewn the 2nd div patches are machine sewn, two holes above the stripes were i belive metal crowns would have been worn. The collar has been tailored to leave open and the back has been pleated. A nice period example.
WW2 British Boxed Helio 5'',MK V. Nice complete set with the only damage being the top cross strap missing its front section . All components inside are in very nice condition, spares tin has all its spare mirrors. Cloth carry strap and rear fixing strap are in nice condition. Only date i can find is 43 stamped to the inside of the webbed spares pouch. International customers please be aware of the postage costs as this is a heavy item, around 4 kilos, if interested then i will be stalling at the Ciney show and can bring it over. WAS PRICED AT £175
WW2 British Felt Slouch Hat. Burma. Well if one slouch looked as if it spent some time in the jungle it would be this one, great looking shape but as seen in the photos its had lots of use. The felt body is complete with a working Newey press popper, its lost its middle band and looks like a formation patch to the side has been removed, inside has lost its liner and has two period buttons stitched to the side for taking some sort of strap. Would make a perfect display for a POW or a soldier who has just come out of the jungle after extensive ops.
WW2 British Homefront Helmet , '' E ''. 1939 Black painted helmet as issued on the Homefront, this one has a large letter ''E'' to the front with a small ''K'' underneath. The black finish has a certain amount of rust bleed coming thru the shell, inside has an early army brown finish and the liner has the early round top pad, dated 1939. Chinstarp in good strong condition. The owners name is painted to the inside crown, Kipling, perhaps the small K to the front is a means of finding his helmet quickly.
WW2 British Homeguard Helmet, 1940 Dated. Very nice condition with nearly all its wartime green paint finish to the outside and inside of the 1941 dated shell which fits in nicely with a homeguard example, The helmet has had at least two coats, the first being black and then the green over paint, one side of the shell has the 3 holes found on Homefront lids. The liner and chin strap are in very nice condition, both being clean and supple.
WW2 British Magnetized Brass Escape Buttons. Pair of magnetized brass buttons that when paired together form an escape compass, top example turns to North when placed on the lower buttons spike.
WW2 British Magnetized Escape Button. As worn on the Battle Dress the button is magnetized allways pointing North when hung from a length of cotton, some of the eluminous paint remains to the three rear dots.
WW2 British Magnetized Escape Button. As worn on the battle dress trousers this button has been magnetized, when the button is held by a length of cotton the two holes on the back point north. Over time the luminous paint has gone from the holes.
WW2 British Magnetized Escape Razor Blade, Fleet. Magnetized razor blade that turns north when placed on the surface of a pool of water.
WW2 British Medals with ID. London Lad. This set was found in a local house clearence in the Cardiff area last week, nothing special i will admit but i did manage to get his Birth and Death cetrificates so research would be possible. Of interest is the lack of a defence medal, never mounted, his father was a career soldier being a sergeant in the Grenadier Guards and not only did he serve in Africa and Italy but was sent over to Burma.The 39/45 star missing.
WW2 British Miniature Brass Escape Compass. In working order, central inner dial moves under the glass, condition is used/very good.
WW2 British MkIII ''Turtle'' Combat Helmet. As used by Allied forces from 1943 and on the Normandy invasion, this early produced example has the majority of its rough Khaki factory finish to the outer shell, id say that nearly 100% of the finish remains to the inside. The liner is an unmarked, undated example thats is in very nice condition. Original chinstrap is supple and in strong condition. Interestingly the helmet has the remains of a number ''4'' to the front and back, i have been told these numbers can be found on experimental helmets from the era, i cannot find any more info im afraid. Anyway its a very nice MkIII with a super finish.
WW2 British Mountaineers, Ski Cap. The date markings are very faint but to the inside under the top lining is a very clear broad arrow stamp with the letter N for the date1943. This cap is in very nice condition but has been altered by the trooper to fit better when wearing when the sides are tied up, this was done by cutting slightly at the sides and cutting the cloth tie which would have been one piece.
WW2 British Naval Ratings Blue Cap. A nice example thats in used condition, original HMS title tally with the side knot in its original configuration. Its named to the inside liner. This one did see lots of service wear as can be seen with the hair oil residue on the caps edge.
WW2 British Officers Khaki Service Visor Cap. Cap appears to have had little service life and is in very nice condition, its slightly miss shapened when not on a ''head'' from storage. No staining ,moth nips or tracking, leather strap is sound. The side buttons are brown painted metal types and the front has a very nice economy plastic Gerneral Service badge to the front. Inside again in very nice condition, no size but would say mediumish!!
WW2 British Pay and Release Books. Both books relate to a member of the R.A.O.C. who joined in 1942, he was born in 1903 so was quite old for military service but was awarded the LSGC in 1944 so i presume he might well have done service during WW1. Anyway both books are complete and in good condition, some additional papers found inside come with the group.
WW2 British RA Officers Visor Cap. This one has had some action as seen by the mud and grime found all about the cap, ive not tried to clean any part of it as i wanted to show you the combat wear. The buttons are KC bronze versions, the front cap badge has gone but the shadow can clearly be seen, leather chinstrap is supple but again dirty. There are numerous moth nips to the areas that have been covered as the under seams and behind the chinstrap. The inside has seen plenty of use with what appears to be mud staining to the top protective cover, leather sweatband is complete and quite supple with the front section adrift from the caps body. The protective cover has a split to the centre were the inside makers mark can be seen and the ''money shot'' being , by appointment to his majesty the King. Even with the moth nips this would make a great display item and one that you can be sure didnt sit out the war.
WW2 British RAF E Type Flying Helmet. E type helmet as used in hotter climets, its in very nice condition with no holes or snags to the cloth body, just a couple of minor storage stains. All leather goggle straps are complet and all snaps are in working condition. Both ear reciver cups are in supple condition with no damage and tightly stitched to the body. Inside has service ware but no damage. A nice example in need of some recivers and loom. I would say its a medium size.
WW2 British Royal Fusiliers Officers Visor Cap. In very nice condition,no moth nips or tracking, couple of small stains to the top, material nap is good. The leather chinstrap is complete and supple.Four vent grommets to the rear. Both the front badge and buttons are the bronze officers type. The inside has had usage but minimal, one small area of the stitching loose around the peak area. Inside lining has the usual discolouration as found with Brit liners, the makers mark can just be made out as can the ''by appointment to the King''. A very nice clean example. Oh! no size but i reckon around a good medium if that helps.
WW2 Costal Artillery Bevo Cap Badge Unissued condition Bevo cap insignia for a Costal Artillery cap, no issues . Small tape remains from being mounted in an album.
WW2 Geman Period Boxed Kurvenmesser Its nice to find an original period German example with out the export title ''made in Germany'' to the body. This one is in very nice condition as is the two piece cardboard box itself, nice clear label to the top of the box A very nice item to add to your period map case display. WAS PRICED AT £65
WW2 German ''Y'' Straps. In used condition but still supple leather these have lost the rear metal belt retainer , its been cut off so a replacement will have to be found. One metal loop has also gone to the front leather strap. In need of restoration or good for spares. No markings found.
WW2 German ''Y'' Straps.1944 Dated. In very good supple condition with the exception of one front leather strap having been cut away for some reason, thats the thin strap behind the main belt hanging straps so for a display then it would be perfect. Added bonus is the code and 1944 date stamp to one leather strap.
WW2 German 'A' Frame And Pack. MORE PICTURES...............
WW2 German Army Dagger, Puma Maker. EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS.......
WW2 German Cloth SA Side Cap Eagle. Unissued example that's in super condition.
WW2 German Combat Rucksack. In good used condition, couple of small snags to the material, all straps and buckles are present, inner back pocket with buttons complete, one small repair to one leather hanger to the rear.
WW2 German Costal Artilley Breast Eagle. Very nice condition, appears to have been removed from a tunic.
WW2 German Customs Official Cap Eagle. Stamped aluminium made cap eagle thats in very nice condition indeed with all fixing prongs to the rear.
WW2 German Drinking Cup. Bakelite example thats in very good condition, no chips or cracks, maker marked to the bottom.
WW2 German EM/NCO Marching Boots. Nice pair of low cut ''Jack Boots'' that are in nice complete condition. Leather is supple with all stitching tight, inside cloth pulls complete. The leather soles have had some hard marching but most of the hobnails are still present, one has clear number marks. No markings found inside. I would say they are around a size 10. They will need a good polish but are a sound example. WAS PRICED AT £220
WW2 German Long Walking Out Bayonet. In good allround condition with the grips complete with no damage, metal fittings have lost there finish, top button in working order. The blade has good finish with minor crazing to the plate only, nice clear makers mark. The steel scabbard again in nice condition with nearly all its factory finish intact. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.
WW2 German Luftschutz Gladiator Helmet. In good condition with nearly all its original finish to the outside and inside, there is the begining of rust spotting coming thru. The inside liner is in very nice supple condition as is the chinstrap. The decal has been denazified by having the swastika removed. This would be a perfect item for restoration as the photo 7 shows with the second example i purchased from the same source, i added the swastika part of a repro decal to the front which makes the lid displayable, easy job to do.
WW2 German Officers Visor Cap Bullion Eagle. Condition is very good , only issue is the one line of bullion wire that travels over the top of the right wing, a minor issue. I have photographed this one next to the metal version for size comparison.
WW2 German Parachute Bag, FL 30220. Condition is used, complete and good, some marks and a bit dusty from years of storage. All poppers are present but i have not closed as they might need a quick clean, two poppers are closed and i have not tried to force them, couple of small snags to the material, clear FL number stamp to the top.
WW2 German Visor Eagle Cap Badge Aluminium made eagle cap badge for a visored cap, condition is very good with all three fixing prongs complete.
WW2 Gordon Highlanders Glengerry. Nice used example with just one small moth nip to the material of the body, this one has the remains of the makers details and crowfoot stamped to the inside lining. Cap badge is very nice with sharp detail.
WW2 Gordon Highlanders Handkerchief. Tartan Gordons handkerchief thats in nice condition.
WW2 Iron Cross Second Class. In nice condition with all its period flat black finish to the iron centre, frame has plenty of patina, ring is unmarked. Ribbon i belive is a replacement.
WW2 Italian Air Defence, U.N.P.A., Medal. Medal has a nice art deco design with the majority of its finish remaining.
WW2 Italian Airforce Officers Bullion Cap Eagle. In nice condition with just minimal wear to the gold bullion, appears to have been uniform removed.
WW2 Luftwaffe Wrist Compass. In nice condition with the central dial in worki9ng condition, body has no damage, clear maker and stores numbering to the rear.
WW2 Personal Effects to Sgt Leaman. Some effects found recently in a garage that once belonged to a Sgt Leaman of the RASC. A few items have his name and number added and his clasp knife is dated 1940 which is nice to early date to find. Also find was his empty medal box with name and address. Just found two books at the bottom of a box i belive belonged to Leaman, his RASC note book filled in by pencil by him and an RASC 1932 Standing orders booklet.
WW2 Petty Officers Uniform Group. Good WW2 example with the Service jacket being made by a Naval outfitter and having a clear wartime CC41 label to the inside pocket, can only find one moth nip. All buttons present as is the insdie fastening button. The trousers are wartime pattern but cannot find a date, condition is good used with all buttons present, only moth damage i can find is behind the two back brace buttons. The cap is a some what early pattern with a very good shape oftern found on well used headgear. There is some slight moth damage but mainly under the folds were it cant be seen except for the front crown area. The bullion PO's cap badge is in nice worn condition. Chinstrap has come adfrift from one button on the side, peak is fixed solid to the body. Inside again in used but complete condition and has a name tag to a G.Chubb. A nice complete WW2 period uniform set that's just in need of a slight brush down.
WW2 Polish Medal Group. Nice to find a Polish medal group that has just come into me from a family member, its well used and would appear to have been worn on many occasions. So there is plenty of wear to all and a couple of chips to the enamel merit cross. The three Polish medals relate to Polands freedom wars of the 1920's and this individual earned the Polish Independence medal for his service. . As with quite a few Polish soldiers fighting with the British he must have been a good age when going thru Germany.
WW2 RAF 55 Squadron Pennant Fragment. What appears to be part of a pennant or flag belonging to 55 Squadron, it measures around 8x6 inches. As to age, i dont belive its WW1 period but might well be WW2, sorry but thats as close as i can get.
WW2 RAF C Type Flying Helmet, 1st Pattern. This C type leather helmet is the first pattern with Bennet Buckle, condition is very good with no damage or snags to the leather body, all four leather goggle straps are complete and all press snaps are in working condition. The beenet buckle has nearly all its leather finish and the clouser strap is in very nice and strong condition, just underneath the Bennet buckle is a slight hole to the leather.Both reciver cups are supple and strong with no issues. The inside is again in very nice condition but has seen service, named to the inside.
WW2 RAF Dog Tags and Life Saving Medals. Found together attached to its neck tie and all named to Matthews.
WW2 RAF Service Bible, Named to Pilot Officer. In very nice condition with an extra bonus of being named to a Pilot Officer, nice touch being his home address as ''MA''.
WW2 RAF Side Cap. Officers. A very nice condition RAF side cap that appears to be made from officers quality material. No moth nips or tracking to the body, two black economy RAF buttons to the front and a well polished brass RAF cap badge to the side. The inside liner is of a high quality again making me belive this is an officers cap, clear makers marks stamped to the inside with a WD broad arrow mark to the side, its sized 6 and 3/4 , when first stamped up it looks as if it was sized a 7 but this was stamped over, can be seen below the makers details.
WW2 Royal Highland Black Watch Glenngary. The condition is very good with very nice nap to the body material and the red roudel to the top. The large silk edging and tail are again in very nice condition. The Kings crown Badge appears to have allways been attatched to this cap, good crisp detail with no knocks. Inside lining has had little use, no makers mark but still retains its paper size label, 7. These caps are hard to date, but i do like the large silk type edging and lining, i stated WW2 but might well be a bit eralier.
WW2 Royal Navy Officers White Topped Visor Cap. In used condition but still looking rather nice is this white topped officers cap. The body is in sound condition with the white top showing some storage marking, has the rear fixing button. Front bullion cap badge has seen some service, the cloth cap band has some slight damage near the badge, peak is sound with only some slight paint drops. The inside has a nice cream silk type linning, marked to the firm Harveys of London, well known for outfitting naval officers, leather seat band is supple.
WW2 Royal Navy Officers White Topped Visor Cap. In really nice untouched condition with a very nice metal economy badge to the front. The white top has not been removed and is fastened at the back with a single button. Inside liner is clean and named, clear makers label, only damage is some loose stitching to the front leather sweat band, 3 inches, were its held to the body.asy to remedy.
WW2 Royal Navy Petty Officers Medals and Photos. The group has a number of photos of Reginal Gordon Brown as a Petty Officer of the Royal Navy. Good details photos of him in uniform and with mates including a large photo of his group after training with class 236. The photo album mainly contains shots of his time in Bermuda and a couple of pages of a large city in America,over 70 shots There are also a couple of ship pictures and a nice large photo of HMS Seychelles, i belive his ship. His medal bar has the usual for a navy guy which includes the Atlantic star. The minis are modern example with pin back for wear. There is an interesting large photo of Reginald in full battle dress unifrom and beret, i cant quite work out what unit it is but i belive it was taken before PO training. Lastly there is a large field book with hand written pages on all aspects of life on board ship needed by a serving PO, all done in his own hand and dated 43, large, complet and well over a hundred pages. This group was brought in by the family of Reginald this week, he lived in the Cardiff area.
WW2 Royal Welch Fusiliers GS Beret. In very good ''used'' condition with no holes or moth damage to the exterior, the Bi metal RWF cap badge is in perfect condition, behind the badge the material has taken on the shape of the badge, a nice indication that the two have been together for some time. The inside has no markings but the construction is WW2 period, condition is again good but you can tell its seen service life.No size markings but would say its small going on medium. Recently came to light in the Cardiff area.
WW2 Russian Naval Officers Belt and Buckle. In nice complete condition with plenty of gilt finish remaining to the buckle.
WW2 US Army Tan Webbed Belt. In very nice condition, perhaps unissued. Size from end to end would be around 41 inches.
WW2 US Army Water Bottle. Complete rig with the outer cover in used but complete condition without damage, its dated 1942. The cup again in used condition and dated 1944 and the canteen is complete and without dents, its dated 1945.
WW2 Utility Ladies Fur Coat, CC41. Nice original Ladies Utility made fur coat, I belive its made of Possam fur, perhaps inported from the States. Coat has a nice CC41 tag sewn to the bottom inside. One closer hook to the top.
York and Lancaster General Headquarters India Battle Dress Uniform. In super clean condition with very nice and scarce embroided Y&L titles to the shoulder boards, the crowns are locally made examples and the formation patch again appear to be hand made example. The BD jacket has numerous Indian stamps to the inside. Again the BD trousers are in mint condition with a number of Indian stamps. Both are a good large size. May i add that there is no eveidence of any moth damage to either the jacket or trousers.
Yugoslavian M1956 Bayonet. In very nice condition with no damage to the plastic grips, nearly all its factory finish, blade still greased and clear markings to the top. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK SALES ONLY.