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19th Century Fencing Epees - Matching Pair Matching pair of Epees with 30" long 'Solingen' stamped blades. Buyer must be aged 18 or over.
A.R.P Light Rescue Party Tin and Contents 1939 A.R.P First Aid tin with H.M Government sterilised dressings x6, H.M Government bandages x8, tourniquet, bakelite whistle, anti gas goggles and jar of A.R.P bleach ointment. Tin size: 30cm x 20cm x 18cm
Early 20th Century British Black Field Service Cap A very good / clean example of a British black field service cap. In very good condition and retaining good strong colour( better than shown in photos) , typical period stiff construction, pair of small general service buttons(Kings crown), good velvet type sweat band with service number ink stamp. Small slit present for slider, approx. size 6 7/8 - 7 One very small moth nip near eyelet but can only be seen on close inspection.
Early WW2 British MKII Helmet Totally original early (1938 Dated) helmet with makers stamp W D ( William Dobson ). The shells interior and exterior is painted in the factory smooth khaki finish and the outer dome now showing age related scratches from wartime use with very light surface rusting. Early oval pad liner in a size 7 1/2 (pad now stiff to the touch) made by B H & G Ltd in 1939 (the shoe lace fed through the tongues is broken). Still with its original webbing chinstrap and all springs in working order.
Home Guard / Volunteers 03 Pattern Belt 1941 dated 03 Pattern leather belt issued to home guard/ volunteers.Faint broad arrow and number 13 mark to leather tab. Good example. Waste size 28 - 36 inch.
Imperial German Trench Knife Re-issued WW2 Very interesting Imperial German trench knife that seems to have had its wooden slab grips smoothed to resemble the WW2 Patterns. The scabbard has received a coat of tropical paint so may have been carried in North Africa/Italy.Forte carries the Imperial acceptance mark with faint makers logo to the other side - unique item. Buyers must be aged 18 or over. UK sale only.
Inter-War Wolseley Pattern Helmet Wolseley pattern helmet from the inter-war period with thick padded nine fold pagri. Cork body in good, solid condition. Leather sweat band reads 'Veros Detachable Self Comforting Head Band Royal Letter Patent number 223467' Inside the crown are stains from usage and ink stamps showing size 6 3/4 with a date of 1932 plus the wearers service number. Missing chinstrap but displays well and becoming hard to find.
Late 19th/ Early 20th Century Takouba / Sudanese Sword Takouba sword from East Africa. A 32" fullered blade with crescent moon armours stamping to both sides. Tooled leather scabbard with hanging straps. Heavily stained blade with slight play to pommel which is a common trait of these swords. Buyer must be 18 or over. UK sale only.
Luftwaffe Officers Second Pattern Dagger This is a nice dagger with a white celluloid grip and twist wire binding (binding at fault). Very clean, high quality blade baring makers logo 'Siegfried Waffen'. Housed in original metal scabbard and fitted with original suspension rings, 'Assman' made hangers with it's portapee. Minor service wear to the scabbard and even with a binding issue this is still a very nice, honest item with high quality blade. Buyer must be aged 18 or over. UK sale only.
Original WW2 U.S 82nd Airborne Patch Wartime issued white/ snow backed 82nd (all American) patch with tab from my own collection.
Scarce 1919 Naval Webbing Pistol Holster 1922 dated example with wooden cap. Very small hole above the stud. This is a hard to find item.
Victorian Officers White Metal 'Lobster Tail' Epaulettes Minus 3 securing lugs and minor dents.
WW1 American P17 Bayonet - Remington Dated 1917 Remington made blade in good condition with wooden slab grips which are in good order along with leather scabbard. Blade still with lot of original finish.1940 dated Homeguard issue leather - item is in good, clean condition. Buyer must be 18 or over. UK sale only.
WW1 Canadian Ross Bayonet WW1 Canadian Ross Bayonet with early pinned pommel, stamped Ross Rifle Company Quebec 8/15. Leather scabbard with 1909 date- used condition. Buyer must be aged 18 or over. UK sale only.
WW1/WW2 Free Belgian Forces Double Flashed Helmet Fantastic example of a WW1 helmet shell being reissued to Free Belgian Forces during early WW2. Shell marked FS (T. Firth and Sons- Sheffield) with sand textured khaki paint finish. Double flashed with national colours . Early oval padded liner by Vero 1938. Size 6 3/4. Web strap intact and untouched. 40mm hairline crack to the rim ( common on WW1 pots but hardly noticeable). This is a desirable all original item. This was part of a recently acquired collection of WW2 helmets that had been stacked and stored for decades.
WW2 British General Service Cap 1945 dated G/S cap made by Gelfer of Glasgow. Size 7 - badged to the R.E.M.E and named in ink too 'Murray'. No moth damage.
WW2 French Officers M26 Adrian Helmet A very pleasing example of a WW2 Officers M26 Helmet. Badged to the colonial infantry. Original factory finish paintwork, ink stamp inside of makers name MA.M.OU Marseille 1944. Military production ceased in 1940 whilst civilian / police helmets continued to be produced throughout the war years. Military production resumed after August 1944 but for a very short period. Original liner with ink stamp sized 56 in good condition. Officer plaited chinstrap - the best example I have seen.
WW2 Homeguard Leather Anklets 1940 dated Walsall made Homeguard anklet / gaiters which are in good condition. Leather is a little stiff but they usually are on these items.
WW2 U.S Army Airforce E.M Four Pocket Jacket A 1942 dated jacket with bi-fold detail to the back. Size 39R - slim fit, good clear label, small hole above left hand breast pocket. Otherwise a very clean jacket.
'Meat Dishes At Small Cost' Booklet - Dated 1939 45 pages of culinary delights such as sheep head pie and brains on toast. There is a fold to one corner.
14 x 18mm Victorian 1st Batt Shropshire Rifle Volunteers Buttons Scarce Shropshire Rifle Volunteers(48th) silvered buttons made by Jennens, measuring 18mm in diameter, 12 with loops, 2 with threaded bolt. Belonged to Captain R.H.Cholmondeley circa 1880-85.
1831 Pattern General Staff Officers Mameluke Sword, GvR Cypher A Rare General Staff Officers Mameluke hilted sword with a 33 inch slightly curved unfullered blade bearing etched decoration including a crowned GvR cypher, this non maker marked blade is in lovely condition but could possibly have been made by Wilkinson as it appears that numbers have been erased off the spine, the two piece ivory/ ivorine slab grips are in good condition and held firmly with two floral head mounts, gilt cross guard with baton & sword detail within wreath. Housed in its original plated steel scabbard with two hanging rings ( some speckling and blemishes on surface of scabbard, shown in photos). Original Knot with some wear near eyelet on pommel. A fantastic sword and seldom found. Sorry UK SALES ONLY & 18+ of age, Proof will be required.
1856 Pattern Pioneers Sword ( Gordon Highlanders) A very pleasing example of an 1856 pattern pioneers side arm made by Wilkinson of London and in good un-cleaned condition. The saw back blade is in very good condition with the ricasso bearing various war department stamps including an original issue date 8 / 94 (became obsolete in 1904). Brass hilt with steel pins, quillion is stamped GH ( Gordon Highlanders) along with a re-issue date 1896. The leather scabbard is also in good solid condition with no split stitching and bears WD stamps, brass mounts also stamped. A nice un-messed with piece. Sorry UK sale ONLY and proof of age will be required (18+).
1906 British Cavalry /Mounted Troops Spurs A good pre-WW1 pair dated 1906 with broad arrow stamp, leatherwork in good condition apart from one area on the strap which is now weakened due to wear and tear.
1910 British Large Pack With Straps Pre-WW1 2nd pattern British large pack with riveted rear tabs and still with its original straps,made by M E & Co in 1910. In good condition with only couple of small holes. A good early pack .
1913 Army Service Corps Tunic A small sized ASC tunic in superb condition and still retaining its original paper label, very clean navy blue body with white facings, all general service buttons present, liner in very clean condition with various acceptance stamps. Label reads - ASC December 1913, size no7, height 5' 5'' / 6'' , breast 34'' and waist 31''. A great display piece.
1915 British Army Issue Prismatic Compass ,Named To K.S.L.I.Officer A 1915 dated Verners pattern prismatic compass and leather case in very good condition. Compass made in Switzerland by Koehn with broad arrow mark, case made by J.B.Brook Co Ltd 1915 with faint hand written Officers name and Regiment being the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry .
1915 British Wire Cutters Short wire cutters made by 'Bradbury'. with 1915 date .very slight pitting near top .
1915 Named Royal Flying Corps Sam Browne Belt A good condition 1915 dated RFC Officers Sam Browne belt, the Officer has scratched his name into the leather C. Houlgrave RFC. Houlgrave became a probationary 2nd Lieut on 24th Feb 1918 and later commissioned 2nd Lieut on 29th April 1918, he resigned his commission on account of ill health ( caused by wounds) on 25th Nov 1919. Lieut Houlgrave flew with 107 sqd and during a raid his water tank was damaged causing the engine to seize, he was taken P.O.W and was repatriated at the end of 1918. A print out of research carried out will be supplied.
1916 British Officers Trench Whistle An excellent example made by A. De Courcy &Co in 1916 and still with its original leather fob, the fob bears a very small broad arrow with the letter M below and number 17(year of manufacture). A nice original item.
1916 British Officers Trench Whistle An excellent example with its original leather tab, made by Hudson & co and dated 1916.
1916 British Wire Cutters WW1 British wire cutters made by Wolseley in 1916. In good working condition.
1916 Field Plotter MK !V A 1916 dated field plotter Mark IV in working order. Light Lifting/blistering of the plated finish on the rear side. Length 16 inches.
1916 Sam Browne Revolver Holster (Named to Officer). Named to 2nd Lieutenant C.W.Langdon 1/6th Gloucester Regiment.
1916 Trench Whistle With Fob A fine example made by 'Hudson & Co, Birmingham. Leather fob with small WD arrow and 1915 mark to fob.
1917 British Spade A 1917 dated shovel made by Brades, the metal work appears to have been cleaned to remove any surface rust and then received a wax like coating (date stamp now faint) , wooden handle is firm and in good order.
1917 Chater Lea Ltd Wire Cutters
1918 British Entrenching Tool Head A 1918 dated example with makers mark (unable to make out)
1925 Monocular & Leather Case ( Named to a Sergeant) A very nice leather case made by Timbers in 1925 and named to a Sgt Hooper A Coy. The monocular is in working order but requires an internal cleaning as dirt/ graining is present, no damage to the Bakelite eye piece . The main body is in good order with only minor paint loss to metal ends ( one being black painted on brass and other black painted on alloy with minor indentation) Due to requiring a clean this item is priced accordingly.
1934 Dated German SA Tornister Early SA tornister made in Bautzen,East Saxony in 1934 in good condition for its age with much of its pony hair/fur present, Leatherwork also in good condition with age related wear showing to bends on main straps(very light surface cracks as usual), also present is the often missing tent pole pouch(some stains), damage to one corner of canvas(see pics). Good early item.
1935 German 84/98 (K98) Bayonet, Matching Numbers An early S coded K98 bayonet with matching numbers (5055) and bearing the makers code S/ 172G for Carl Eickhorn 1935(G). The sharpened blade retains approximately 70-80% bluing and in good order, undisturbed wooden slab grips and good waffenampft stamps on pommel. The scabbard is in very good used condition with service wear to the original finish, very fine pepper rusting to some exposed metal work. Sorry UK Sale ONLY and proof of age will be required (18+).
1936 Hitler Jugend / Youth Events Badge Nice Original item with crisp makers marks.
1937 Manual of Horsemanship 266 pages covering general horsemanship, harness & saddlery, transportation, mule & camel pack. 40 B/W plates. Some light wear to spine.
1938 British Gas Warning Rattle Early rattle made by Elston Ltd of London in 1938
1938 German 84/98 (K98) Bayonet with Matching Numbers An early 84/98 bayonet with matching numbers (3838) made by Jetter & Scheerer who manufactured K98 bayonets between 1934 - 41. The blade is in very good used condition (un-sharpened) with approximately 75-80% bluing remaining, with good clear makers mark + 38 date on the spine, good un-touched wooden slab grips, pommel & Scabbard tip with good waffenampft stamps. The steel scabbard is also in very good used condition but with some wear to the original finish, throat screw missing but easily replaced. Sorry UK Sale ONLY and proof of age will be required (18+)
1939 ATS O/Rs Cap An early named example of a O/Rs ATS cap in good condition with no moth damage, the liner is in good used condition (small areas of wear)and still retains the WD ink stamp with the letter code R (1939). Still has a name tag attached with the ladies name and service number. The chinstrap general service buttons have been period replaced with flat plastic ones so possibly worn by a driver wearing goggles or head set wearer for comfort. Size approx. 7
1939 British MKII Rescue Helmet A very pleasing example of a MKII Home Front Rescue helmet with both shell and liner been made by BMB (Briggs Motor Bodies) and dated 1939. Original black paintwork in good condition , front & rear white painted letter R. Liner size 7, original chinstrap.
1939 Manual of Driving & Maintenance (Tracked Vehicles) 253 pages covering maintenance of tracked vehicles & tank recovery, numerous diagrams.
1939 MK2 British Helmet Nice example of an early war MK2 helmet made by Steel Ceilings Ltd of Hayes. Original external sand textured paint finish with factory smooth finish inside. Early 1939 dated oval padded liner made by Helmets Ltd. Size 7. Original web strap in good condition - getting hard to find.
1940 Air Ministry Spanner A 1940 dated example .
1940 Pattern British Battle Dress Blouse 1945 1940 pattern BD in excellent condition and also in a good size No.13 ,5 foot 11 inch - 6 foot with 38 - 39 chest, no mothing and with a good clear label. Made by M.Shorn & sons Ltd in 1945 with the ink stamped year code (L) nice and clear. This BD is badged to the KSLI (Shropshire) attached to 11th Armoured but due to the insignia being sewn on with a post war nylon/cotton mixed thread (11th armoured attached with old cotton) I have decided to sell as an Excellent condition BD only. One branch of service strip now loose but does show strong shadow left on the material of the BD.
1940 Pattern LT.Colonel Battledress and Trousers 1940 Pattern B/D blouse and trousers to a LT.Colonel North West Command, India. B/D Size 9 Height 5'7" - 5'8" Breast 39 - 40 Waist 34-35 Label with faint blue ink stamp for March 42. Rarely seen patches. Both jacket and trousers are fresh to the market. Early Pattern Indian made trousers with lower leg tabs.Minor moth holes to B/D - trousers have mothing around crotch area.
1940`s Red Cross Hat A pre -1953 Ladies Red Cross hat in good condition, with light fading to the ribbon band . Approx size 6 1/4.
1941 Camouflage Training Pamphlet No. 46
1941 Dated Warden / ARP Battle Dress Blouse Jacket Wardens B/D with lanyard and whistle. Label reads size 14 from Montaque Burton Ltd. Inspection WD and P code stamp mark for 1941 still present. Untouched condition with a few minor moth holes to the back. Still has 43 dated letter to senior wardens inside pocket. Size : Height 5'9" - 5'10" Breast 36" - 32" Waist 33"
1941 Kriegs Ausgabe ( War Issue) Mein Kampf A good condition wartime printed Mein Kampf ( My Struggle) written by Adolf Hitler and distributed by Town/ City Mayors ( Burgermeister). Hard back issue, all pages present, light surface wear to the leather spine.
1943 British Army Mountain Troops Ice Pick A very good 43 dated example made by Brades and still retaining the webbing wrist strap.
1943 British leather Jerkin ( Labelled Camouflaged) A very pleasing example made by Fink & Sons in June 1943, the hide is in a fantastic supple condition with no tears or repairs and fitted with brass GS buttons. The liner is also in fantastic condition with no moth damage at all, the label is present but faded in areas but does show `Jerkin Leather No.2 Camouflaged`. Height 5`10 Breast 37" to 43" The liner has a WD ink stamp along with the code letter N (1943). There is some very light staining to front of jerkin ( please see photos).
1943 British No2 MKII x 6 Prismatic Binoculars A 1943 dated pair made by Kershaw and in very good condition, the optics are in good working order with only very light graining/ dirt to one lens (would improve with cleaning). Still with its original neck strap.
1943 U.S Army Musette Bag Just in need of a clean.
1943 US Waterproof Rifle Cover Still in supple condition with printed manufacturers details still present, August 27 1943.
1944 Abbreviations & Definitions No. 10 Training Pamphlet.
1944 Canadian (No.5) Binoculars 7x50 A splendid pair of Canadian made 7x 50 binoculars manufactured by R.E.L in 1944, this pattern of binocular being the equivalent to the British No.5 . In very good condition, minor paint blistering to metal work (shown in photos), excellent optics. The large leather case is in excellent condition and bears the makers name on the rear, the hanging strap is still supple with only minor wear from use, old repair to leather where attached to buckle.
1944 Canadian Army 6 x 30 Prismatic Binoculars A superb pair made by R.E.L of Canada and still retaining excellent optics, leather strap also in superb condition. Hard to find better .
1944 Canadian Made Naval Ratings Cap Made by Rogers- Rayman Industries, Toronto. Size 7 1/8- no cloth tape chin strap.Good condition.
1944 Named RNVR Officers Tunic & trousers A 1944 dated Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves tunic named to Sub-Lieutenant P.Hollingworth RNVR 5/5/44 in very good condition and free of any moth damage, the liner is in good condition apart from some separated stitching in armpits, very light wear around button holes from usage. The trousers appear to have some small moth holes in the seat area and a couple in the leg ( shown in photos). Tunic chest size approx. 38 inch Trouser waist size approx. 29-30 inch , leg approx. 31 inch.
1944 Tactics of German Army No.1 Training Pamphlet
1945 4A Mine Detector Pack A large 4A mine detector pack made by Bagcraft Ltd in 1945 (5 partially obscured) with code stamp ZA 24242. The pack is in good used condition, light dirt/ stain marks and 2 small areas of fraying to straps. 14 inch high x 10 1/2 wide x 7 1/2 deep.
1945 Army Tropical Issue Shaving / Signalling Mirror A 1945 dated example made by WTL and with its original pouch.
1945 British Mess Tins Light dent to one edge ( shown in photos).
1945 Dated Dark Green Webbing Straps 10 x 1945 dated dark green straps as used on the General Service Manpack Carrier, often described as tropical 44 pattern but were used in the ETO during the March 45 Rhine crossings. All in unissued condition with various makers stamps. £8 each
19th Century Epee With Etched Blade A single, quality made Epee with a leather covered grip. It was only on closer inspection that I noticed the faint etching to the 34" blade. No maker mark. UK sales only. Sales to those aged 18+ only.
19th Century Zulu throwing spear An original 19th century Zulu throwing spear with leaf shaped blade measuring 7 1/2 inches,wooden shaft with bulbous shaped end,oxtail leather grip with binding. The metalwork appears to have had a light coat of varnish at sometime to protect it, also remains of small splashes of paint where the spear has adorned somebodys wall . Overall length - 52 inch. For UK sale only and 18+ years of age
231st Independent Infantry Brigade A good clean pair, removed from uniform. Have seen singles sell for £40 +
2nd King Edward VII Gurkhas Badge
4 x 12mm Victorian Officers (The Kings) Shropshire Light Infantry Buttons 4 x 12mm (1/2 inch) Victorian officers silvered buttons with Shropshire within the circlet and KLI to the centre, made by Jennens. Part of old military family collection.
7 x 25mm Scarce Victorian 1st Batt Shropshire Rifle Volunteers Officers Buttons 7 x 25mm 1st Batt Shropshire rifle volunteers (48th) Officers silvered buttons made by Jennens 1859-1888.
Arcadian Crested China Officers Cap Displaying the crest of Stornoway. 70mm dia.
ARP Handbook No.1 'Personal Protection Against Gas' 124 page booklet.
ATS Captains Uniform Group & Cap A fresh to the market group and sourced direct from the family, the group comprises of an Officers early pattern cap with its original bronze prong backed cap badge, named tag (stitching loose) and silk type liner, light moth damage to small area on outer upturn. A Captains dress tunic (couple of small tears to liner) with bronze collar dogs & skirt ( all GS buttons present on tunic) along with a 37 pattern Battle Dress Blouse with cloth Captain rank pips. The label inside the BD has lost all information but the WD acceptance stamp is present along with the letter code O (1942), the BD has suffered from moth damage to one of the sleeves + other small pin head sized holes in other areas, couple of missing pocket buttons + various replacements (some non military). The BD comes with its matching skirt which requires some small repair to waistband (re-stitch). All items are in a small size and in good used condition, I actually met the former Officer many years ago to discuss her wartime service, a petite lady with a good strong character.
Austrian Model 1888 Mannlicher Bayonet A Model 1888 Mannlicher bayonet , Austrian makers mark OEWG on the blade & scabbard , bright blade with square ended fullers. Wooden slab grips (minor dings) held by rivets, MRD 16.3mm (light knock marks on outer ring), paint loss & very light surface rust to scabbard ( would improve with cleaning,left as found). Sorry UK Sale ONLY and proof of age required (18+)
Bakelite NAAFI Ashtray NAAFI ashtray measuring 6 inches in Diameter
Boer War Army Ordnance Corps Clasp Knife A very pleasing example of a Boer War clasp knife made by Burch & sons of Sheffield with a 3 3/4 inch blade + marlin spike (good springs and old dry grease still present, no play in blade), one side of forte marked with W D 5. The grips are made of horn which have been stamped/ branded with AOC (Army Ordnance Corps 1894- 1918) and a service number 1237 and from research reveals that the knife was issued to a Sergeant John Arthur Doyle who served in WW1 but may possibly had also served in the pre-war Territorial AOC . Sorry UK SALES ONLY & 18+ years of age, proof of age will be required.
Boer War Cavalry Mess Tin This is a rare example of a mounted troops mess tin from the Boer War era. Dated 1899 & made by 'Griffiths and Browettes Iron and Tin Makers of Birmingham'. WW1 and early WW2 examples are still available on the market but Boer War ones are rare. Good, uncleaned condition.
BOER War chocolate tin A Boer war chocolate tin in good condition with most of its original paintwork ,when I acquired this item it had inside an empty packet of Egyptian cigarettes which shall remain in the tin.
Boer War Medal Pair, Military Mounted Police A medal pair comprising of a Queens South Africa medal with 3 clasps; ' Tugela Heights`, 'Relief of Ladysmith` and 'Transvaal`, together with a Kings South Africa medal with 2 clasps, 'South Africa1901` and '1902`, awarded to 317 Corp J. B. Styles Military Mounted Police and later promoted to 312 Sergt J. Styles Mil Mtd Police.
British 1888 Pattern MKII Lee Metford Bayonet An 1888 pattern MKII bayonet made by Wilkinson of London with the forte stamped with the year 99 (1899). The blade appears to be in very good clean condition with no issues apart from the very tip which has the slightest of rounding (hardly noticeable). The wooden grips are firm and free from heavy bruising,leatherwork to scabbard also in good order with all stitching intact, all exposed metalwork now with an age related patina which would improve with cleaning. Release catch in working order. UK and 18+ of age only.
British 1949 Pattern Battle Dress Blouse and Trousers British 49 pattern BD and trousers in good clean condition,the BD being a size 5 dated 1956 in vgc apart from a very small moth hole to the arm (hardly noticeable ). The 49 pattern trousers are a size 6 , 33 - 34 inch waist and 30 1/2 inch leg dated 1959, one moth hole to leg otherwise very good, odd dirt blemish but will clean.
British Army Whisle 1941 A 1941 Dated example with the un-soldered top ring.
British Army Whisle 1943 with chain A 1943 Dated used example with slight wear to the finish and a different type of top ring.
British Military Handcuffs A pair of Military issued handcuffs made by Hiatt circa 1890s, various stampings including Broad arrows & size (22), the metal has a patinated finish with some pitting. Missing the key.
Carlton Crested China Field Service Hat Great War Armistice and City of Exeter crest. 80mm long.
Carlton Crested China H.M.S.Humber Displaying the crest of Lewes. Top of mast at fault/missing so priced accordingly.
Carlton Crested China Officers Cap Great War Crestware Officers cap displaying the crest of Pershore Abbey. 80mm dia.
Civil Defence Arm Band A pre-52 example in good condition.
Coast Artillery Training Vol I - 1938 194 pages covering gunnery calculations, calibrations, battery drill, range finding and much more. Handwritten side notes by Lt.D.Syme + fold out plates. Part of collection from the above mentioned Officer.
Cyrencia District Patch Printed 2nd pattern, removed from uniform.
Death Plaque : Officer 1/4th Denbighshire Royal Welsh Fusiliers Named to Captain John Brereton Howard, born at Brereton Hall, Cheshire. The son of a wealthy industrialist, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1/4th Denbighshire (Territorial) Royal Welsh Fusiliers. France November 1914, later promoted to Captain. Killed in action at Avely wood on the 6th April 1918 during the German Spring Offensive. The RWF were ordered to make a frontal attack in low number to take the wood , the Germans were well dug in and prepared. 8 Officers and 65 Other ranks killed. Buried at Martinsart Cemetary.
Early 20th Century Large Royal Navy Dixie Mess Tin An early 20th century large Royal Navy Dixie mess tin made by Sellman & Hill of Wolverhampton, well constructed ,heavy gauge handle and strapping. 15 inches H x 11 H x 10 D
Early RAF Officers Cap Badge (Left Facing Head ) Early RAF Officers Cap Badge with a left facing eagle(as you look at it) with its original backing plate and split pin.
Early WW1 Imperial German Mauser G98 Bayonet and leather scabbard A plain bladed Mauser G98 made by E&F HORSTER,Solingen. With the spine of the blade stamped with a crown and 15. Blade with age darkening and remains of dried grease to the tip. The handle is the earlier pattern without the flash guard,wooden grips with 9 diagonal grooves which are in good condition. Working press release button, The early pattern leather scabbard with its steel mounts is in good order and stitching all intact. There is a period done slight bend to the handle which would have occured whilst fitted to the rifle. A good fresh to the market item. For UK sale only and for over 18 years of age.
Early WW2 ARP Armband With black printed lettering on a white cotton background . Good condition with minor dirt marks (will clean off).
Early WW2 ARP Coverall Breast Badge
Early WW2 German M31 Bread Bag With Strap Early M31 bread bag with leather reinforcing to straps. No maker marks visible but a good clean item apart from one round stain to back. The strap is in very good condition with a faint makers mark/date.
Early WW2 Police Sergeants (Special Constable) MKII Helmet A fresh to the market 1939 dated Police Sergeants (special constables) MKII helmet with the shell bearing the makers stamp BMB (Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd). The helmet retains much of the original paint work & rank transfers but does display age related wear ( scratches, small areas of paint loss, light surface rusting etc ). The liner cradle is stamped with a size 6 3/4 and the manufacturers name TTC (Teddy Toy Company) 1939, the Rexene on the liner is now slightly dry as most are today, original sprung sided chin strap. Sourced direct from the family.
Early WW2 US Infantry Enlisted Mans Class A Tunic An excellent early dated (October 41) swing back tunic which has hardly seen any use, good clear label, clean liner, Infantry collar dogs, shoulder patches removed. A great tunic in a size 40 regular ( UK size approx. 37 - 38 inch). shirt & tie not included.
East India Company/ Indian Native Variant 1796 Pattern Sword An non maker marked blade measuring 27 3/4 inches . Small amount of leather still present to the grip which shows no sign of movement and remains firm to the tang. Ideal wall hanger. UK sale and 18+ of age Only.
Eastern Command 1944 - 47 Embroidered on felt, removed from uniform.
Edwardian Kings Own Norfolk Imperial Yeomanry Tunic A very pleasing example of an Edwardian Kings Own Norfolk Imperial Yeomanry tunic in good clean condition, all yellow facings are un damaged and considerably clean considering the age of the tunic, the navy blue coloured tunic has only one small moth hole visible near the elbow. The liner shows signs of service wear with split stitching and staining in the arm pit region but lining is generally in good condition. Tunic size approx. 36'' with small neck. Great display piece.
Edwardian/WW1 Officers (Named) Full Dress Tunic, Lancashire Regt A stunning full dress scarlet melton tunic that was worn by Lieutenant Frederick Feilden Corbett Winder, commissioned May 1905 to the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Regiment. Landed in France 24th August 1914,wounded in action 28th Aug 14 at the Battle of Le Cateau. The scarlet tunic is in wonderful condition with all its original Lancashire Regt buttons, the sleeve braid knots are very good with only slight dulling. The liner has a few moth holes and staining in the armpit regions, couple of very slight nips to outer surface (no holes and only seen upon very close inspection). This is a very pleasing item and a true display piece. Small size approx. 34-35 inch. Part of old military family collection.
Excellent WW2 US M43 ( Pattern "A") Field Jacket An early pattern M43 jacket (Pattern "A") in superb condition and still retaining a sheen like finish to the outer material, no wear to cuffs, pocket edges, elbows or lower hem and all buttons present. The white coloured pocket lining shows no signs of wear or usage , good clear label dated November 43 in a good size 40R ( label curling from one corner which is common on these jackets). I can see only two small blemishes / marks to the front (hardly noticeable and shown in photos) and light dirt mark from neck rubbing ( again hardly noticeable). The best example I have ever come across and good investment item as getting difficult to find in good condition and especially being an early pattern.
Extra Photographs (Denison Smock)
EXTRA PHOTOS 2nd C.L.Y Yeomanry Cavalry Sword
Extra Photos (M43)
Extra Photos , Sniper Spotting Telescope
EXTRA PHOTOS 1888 MK1 Bayonet
EXTRA PHOTOS ATS UNIFORM GROUP
Extra Photos Edwardian Norfolk Imperial Yeomanry Tunic
Extra Photos Gallipoli Helmet
Extra Photos Mameluke
Extremely Rare British Boer War / WW1 Period Entrenching Tool An Extremely rare British issued / trials entrenching tool in well used condition, stamped on the neck with Mads Johan Buch Linnemann`s Patent of 1869. Due to lack of information /reference on this pattern it is difficult to place an exact year of issue. Ordnance mark to the wooden handle along with a couple of old worm exit holes. Originally would have had a serrated edge to one side but now missing due to heavy wear, even in this semi-relic condition it is considered to be very rare. A serrated edge example is on display at the Flanders Field Museum but uncertain if it is of British manufacture.
French 1874 Gras Bayonet A 1878 dated French Gras bayonet with matching serial numbers 89232 . The brass pommel is in good condition with a working release catch,wooden grips are firm and in good order considering the age. Light pitting to cross guard /quillion but the blade is in good condition,scabbard appears to have received a coat of old paint possibly for ceremonial duties and later removed. UK sale only and over 18+
Gallipoli Excavated British 07ptn Hook Quillion Bayonet (Provenance) An original Gallipoli used 07 hook quillion bayonet in semi-relic condition, excavated during the 1990`s from underneath some canvas/ tented material within some scrub in the Helles area. Made by Sanderson and bearing a Edward VII cypher + acceptance date 10, 11 ( October 1911). A letter (A4 sheet) of provenance hand written by the gentleman who excavated the bayonet will be supplied detailing the circumstances & location when found. I have acquired many original Gallipoli items from the gentleman over the years . Sorry UK Sales Only, Proof of age will be required (18+)
German 1936 Pattern War Veterans Support Association Armband 1936 Pattern WW1 Veterans Support Association Armband, An original armband in good condition apart from two small holes in the black felt band which shows signs of having a safety pin or other fixing being pulled.
German Spaten / shovel A small size spaten manufactured by the German company Enders circa early 1930s. This spaten has seen use but still shows signs of blue paint which ties in with early 30s organisations. Overall Length 18 inch . Good firm handle and some small cement splashes
Gloucestershire Civil Defence Corps Breast Patch & Tab In good condition and still attached to pocket material.
Hitler Jugend / Youth Flak Helper Patch An original HJ Flak helper patch, removed from old display card and now with remains of glue to reverse.
Hitler Jugend / Youth West Westfalen District Shoulder Patch A good Pre- 1942 example with remains of paper label to the reverse, removed from old display card and remains of glue present.
Hitler Youth Members Badge Hitler Youth Members badge. Circled RZM with M1/15 (Hoffstater) makers code. Damaged area to the enamel.
Inert WW1 British No.36 MK1 Rifle Grenade A fine example of a No.36 MK1 rifle grenade which has been converted into a moneybox , the cast body of the fragmentation grenade bears the makers name JMD & SL with the year 1917 which is also present on the base plug. The detachable round base plate is also stamped with the makers name W & Co Ltd along with a date 1/18 . Sorry UK SALE ONLY & proof of age will be required (18+).
Inert WW1 German Grenatenwerfer Mortar Round Inert WW1 German Grenatenwerfer mortar round with nose fuse and heavily segmented body (commonly known as the priest mortar) , now showing overall pitting and paint loss. Remains of pin still present on nose fuse +small amount of filler to rounded tip of fuse. Sorry UK Sale Only and Proof of Age will be Required ( 18+ ).
Inniskilling Crossbelt Plate A white metal Inniskilling cross belt plate measuring 3 inches x 2 1/4 inches with 2 standard rear lugs + 1 large fixing bracket. I have never come across this type before and assume it is off a cross belt.
Japanese Type 30 Arasaka Bayonet Single edged blued blade, Forte with Kokura arsenal mark. Wooden slab grips are in good order with blued steel scabbard. Very Clean item. Buyers must be aged 18 or over. UK sale only
Lanarkshire Yeomanry Gilt Buttons 13 x 25mm pre-1918 Lanarkshire Yeomanry gilt buttons in fantastic condition, made by Hamburger & Co, King St, Covent Garden. Part of an old military family collection dating between 1850-1918.
Large 19th Century Kukri An unusually large 19th Century kukri with a heavy weight blade measuring 17 inches in length and 3 3/8 inches in width, the blade now has an age related patina and staining. The wooden handle/grip is firm and has no movement (old filled split visible but solid), leather scabbard with steel chape, leather bears some tooling to front face and old damage to rear ( shown in photo). A very interesting kukri . Sorry UK sale ONLY and proof of age will be required (18+)
Late 18th / Early 19th Century Turkish/ Balkan Yataghan Sword A pleasing example of a Turkish/ Balkan Yataghan sword with a 23 inch blade in kopis form , stamped with armourers mark + another small inscription on opposite side. Simple horn grip with flared ear style pommel, white metal (possibly silver) reinforcing to back edge of blade. Blade shows signs of period sharpening and age related staining, very slight play in grips. Good display item. UK SALE ONLY and proof of age will be required ( 18+)
M1 Garand 8 round clips 4 Post War produced clips made by BRW (Borg Warren)
M1910 US Shovel A well used M1910 shovel but still in good firm condition.
Map of the British Army Printed in 1944 by The National Savings Committee A very colourful poster printed in 1944 highlighting Battle Honours and Achievements of British Regiments from the 1600s to WW1,the map has been stored folded and has slight damage to one of the folds(hardly noticeable when laid flat). A Great Display Piece size 39 x 29 inches
Norwegian M1894 Krag Jorgensen short Bayonet A fresh to the market example of the Krag Jorgensen short bayonet with an 8 1/2 inch blade ( light staining). A single edged blade with evidence of period sharpening near tip,walnut grips are in good condition. The release button not working at present just needs oiling,metal scabbard with light rusting and complete with its leather frog stamped with D.Sohn Frankfurt A/M. UK sale only and only to 18+ of age
Officers Sam Browne Belt & Strap WW1/WW2 period Officers Sam Browne belt & strap in good supple condition.
Original Royal Flying Corp Badge
Original Royal Scots Cap Badge
Original WW1 Lothian & Borders Cap Badge
Original WW2 U.S Glider/Parachute Cloth Cap Badge Wartime issued to enlisted men. This is an item from my own collection.
Original WW2 U.S Service of Supply Patch
Pre - 1918 Officers Spurs Part of old military family collection.
Pre - War K98 Cleaning Kit 1938 An original pre-WW2 K98 cleaning Kit with the CNX makers code impressed into the lid. The oiler stamped with G.Appel 1938. One of the smaller bore cleaning brushes is missing . This set does not have the standard German oiling cloth but instead a roll of British 4x2s . Priced accordingly due to missing brush.
Pre- 1918 British Officers Spurs Part of old military family collection.
Pre- 1918 British Officers Spurs 1 Leather strap missing, part of old military family collection.
Pre-1918 British Colonels Epaulettes A very pleasing pair with light tarnishing / dirt marks on both ends. Part of old military family collection.
Pre-1918 Officers Spurs Part of old military family collection.
Princess Mary Tin An un cleaned example with corner fractures
Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) Officers Cap Badge A very nice Officers cap badge with the three prongs intact.
RAF Swagger Stick Pre-1952 A pre-1952 RAF swagger stick with silver plated ball top,black cane and plated metal tip Minor dents to the ball top as most have. Overall length 70cm (approx. 28 inch)
Rare 1888 MK1 Type 1 (3 Rivet) Lee Metford Bayonet A rare and seldom seen on the market 1888 MK1 Type1 Lee Metford bayonet with the 3 brass rivets to the grip The original issue date stamp on the forte appears to be 12 / 89 with a further 11 stampings ending in 1901, the wooden grips are in good order with the oiler hole present but full of grease/dirt. The 10 inch blade is in good condition apart from some small areas of staining ( please see photos), cross guard & pommel also show age related staining along with some polished areas. The leather scabbard has a matching issue date stamp of 89 with broad arrow and crown along with a later re- issue date of 01, a 4 inch section of stitching on the raised rib has separated but only noticeable when handling. A much rarer bayonet than the later 07 patterns. SORRY UK SALE ONLY & Proof of age will be required (18+).
Rare Anglo Boer War Saddle Pouches/ Wallets A good strong & supple pair of British made saddle pouches / wallets with the adjoining strap stamped Masons & Sons, QM 1897 Birmingham , WD and Broad arrow. Each pouch approx. 12 1/2 inches long.
Rare British 1945 Dated P44 Tropical (Large) Map Case A rare 44 Pattern tropical no.4 map case & strap made by R.R. Ltd in 1945. The celluloid twin panels are in good condition,faint internal white ink stamp informing user `Keep mosquito repellent off celluloid`. In good used condition with a couple of marks to the front cover + one internal domed popper head missing. A hard to find item and usually priced at £100+.
Rare British Trials FN FAL x2E1 Bayonet A British trials pattern bayonet made in Belgium for the 7.62mm F.A.L rifle in 1954 , Britain was testing the F.A.L rifle as a more rapid firing weapon over the more traditional bolt action rifle. The bayonet has the two prong flash hider protruding approx. 1inch forward of the muzzle ring, a working pommel release catch and a good condition 200mm(7 7/8 inch) blade with only minor drop flattening to the tip. Hardwood slab grips are firm and in good order along with its black painted scabbard. Both bayonet & scabbard are free of any makers codes/numbering, a rare item as many were destroyed. Sorry UK sale & over 18+ of age only.
Rare City of London Yeomanry Cavalry Sword (Westminster Dragoons) A rare 1902 pattern 2nd Regiment, City of London Yeomanry Cavalry sword made exclusively for the Westminster Dragoons by Hamburger Rogers & Co of London. The hand bowl & scabbard are marked 2 C.L.Y along with a trooper/ rack number 187, a 34 inch straight blade in good condition apart from a rounded tip & some pitting for approx. 10-12 inches. All exposed metal work ( bowl & pommel etc )now displays an age related darkened finish/ patina with light pitting, the ebonised hardwood grip is in good condition and firm. The scabbard retains its original throat screws and again displays age related wear with light surface rusting. A rare and seldom encountered sword' Sorry UK Sale Only and Proof of age WILL be required (18+)
Rare French 2nd Empire Chasseur Officers Shako ( Pre 1860). A rare French 2nd Empire officers shako in original & unrestored condition, the body is constructed from pressed card with a wool felt covering, the peak is made of pressed leather (small split to side edge) along with a leather top crown, detachable pom pom. An officer rank gold braid top band, tin plate silver washed shako plate with pressed tin tricolour cockade, metal gilt finished chinstraps , gilt bosses (Chasseur French horn within circlet). The small leather securing chinstrap is now dry and fragile, original 7 tongue leather liner. Please study photographs in regards to condition, additional photos will be supplied on request. A rare and seldom seen piece of military headwear, great display item.
Rare French 2nd Empire Enlisted Mans Shako ( Pre 1860) A rare French 2nd Empire enlisted mans shako in original & unrestored condition, the body is made from pressed card with a wool felt covering, pressed leather peak (one split to side edge) and a leather top crown ( some light damage/ surface cracks). A pressed brass enlisted mans shako plate , the pressed tin plate cockade now missing, metal gilt washed chinstraps with small leather strap ( now dry ), gilt finished side bosses with star within circlet. Red woven cloth banding to top rim and a green pom pom. Please study photographs in regard to condition, additional photos will be supplied on request. A rare item and great display piece.
Rare Victorian Durham Light Infantry Officers Bullion forage cap badge,collar badges & Gilt buttons Rare Bullion group to an Victorian Officer in the DLI consisting of his Bullion Forage cap badge 50mm x 45mm,a matching pair of tall Bullion collar badges 42mm x 42mm, 4 Bullion pips,5 QVC 26mm Gilt buttons,1 KC 26mm button, 23 19mm QVC Gilt buttons. Buttons made by Firmin & Co and Pitt & Co of London.
Rare Victorian Saddle Pouches/ Wallets Rare and seldom seen Victorian leather saddle pouches / wallets which are in good used condition, there is some damage to the edging on one of the flaps along with some split stitching to one side of bellows ( shown in photos). Still with its original cloth lining which has some wear & tear issues. Length of each pouch approx. 11 1/2 inches. Very rare item.
Rare WW1 MK1 Kukri A rare MK1 (1903 - 1915) Ordnance issued Kukri with a heavy gauge 13 3/4 inch blade, the blade bears small and now faint letter stampings Co I along with numbers, this may possibly be for the Cossipore Arsenal. Typical MK1 wooden handle/grip with tang passing through and firmly held with sunken nut, some loss/ chips to woodwork. Blade with age related patination and staining, scabbard missing. Sorry UK Sale ONLY and proof of age will be required (18+).
Rare WW1 German Officers Water bottle( Leather Cover) 182 Regt A Rare Imperial German aluminium 07 pattern water bottle/ feldflasche with leather covering, these leather covered water bottles are very seldom encountered and are often described as Officer issue. The mouth of the bottle has been stamped with 182 R being the 182 Infantry Regiment ( 16th Royal Saxon ) who were raised at Freiberg ( garrison) in 1912 and later saw action at Marne, Aisne, Champagne, Flanders, Somme. The leatherwork is in very good condition considering the daily use that it would have received, there is wear / weakness to the small hanging strap where attached to the body, good working clip with typical cross hatching detail. Top of lid with faint Imperial crown & numbering , a rare item.
Rare WW2 British SOE Penknife with Tyre Slasher Blade An Original Wartime Special Operations Executives Knife with tyre slasher blade,the blade is clear of any makers name as should be when on clandestine operations,the locking mechanism works well but the main blade spring is now very weak and blade also shows signs of being sharpened and slightly shortened. The tyre slasher blade spring is in working order,blade shows signs of sharpening. The Chequered slab grips are firm and also in good order ,lanyard loop present. Rarely found item. UK sale only and 18+ years of age
Rare WW2 Horsa Glider Pilots Quick Release Lap/Seat Belt A Very Rare Horsa Glider Pilots Lap belt in very good condition with all 3 components present. The webbing measures 4 inches wide with an overall length of 28 inches with 2 brass grommets on both ends. The webbing is in the 37 pattern weave with makers mark(MEC) within a circle stamped to the underside along with matching serial numbers,un-dated example. The chrome buckles on the quick release system are in good order apart from light flaking/surface rust . A Rare item and doubt I shall have another
Rare WW2 Plastic Timber Corps (WLA) Badge A rare plastic Timber Corps beret badge made by Stanley & Sons,Walsall, with brass lugs intact.
Respirator Anti Dimming MKV 1938 Untouched example - still with contents.
RFC / RAF Cigar Box A hardwood desktop cigar/cigarette box with carved wings affixed to the lid. Internal velvet lining now showing signs of age related wear. Measuring 6 1/2 inches x 4 x4.
Royal Cornwall Militia Brass Button Slider An early slider with service number, RCM and year 77 ( 1877)
Sam Browne Ammo Pouch An un - dated example in good condition, one very small nick out of edge of flap.
Sam Browne Belt,Holster and Ammo Pouch A good clean set ,un-dated and non-maker marked. Possibly Inter-War.
Sam Browne Leather Pistol Ammo Pouch Variant An un - dated variant in good condition.
Scarce 1906 Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Stirrups + Straps A scarce pair of 1906 dated military stirrups with various markings. This pair was found in Welshpool, Mid-Wales where from 1908 became the Headquarters of C company the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry ,1 stirrup stamped HQ with small T(territorial) and no.3 ( C company) . Leather straps present and still firm, couple of old repairs and cracks but good for age.
Scarce 1939 ARP Clasp Knife A scarce 1939 dated ARP clasp knife manufactured by George Gill & Sons of Sheffield, production of this variant ceased in 1939. 60mm long cutting edge and showing signs of sharpening, good springs on blade & marlin spike. Sorry UK sale Only & proof of age will be required (18+).
Scarce 1943 'Operations in Snow'- Training Pamphlet No. 62
Scarce 1945 Tropical Large Capacity Water Carrier A scarce British 1st pattern Tropical large capacity water carrier with the earlier Bakelite screw top, made by W&G in 1945 and originally produced for Airborne forces. Complete and in good condition apart from minor dirt marks. Diameter- 13 inches.
Scarce Boer War / WW1 Mounted Officers Water Bottle A Scarce Boer war / WW1 example with its original khaki wool covering still in good condition ( couple of holes to one side near lugs), the leather strap with brass dog clips is also in good order. There is a period done repair to lower edge of cover ( stitch work ). A very nice item.
Scarce Boer War / WW1 Officers Saddle Wallets + Rare Cover A splendid pair of British/Canadian Officers leather saddle wallets with an additional protective top cover. A non-maker marked pair in excellent used condition and still quite supple considering the age, one of the long straps( one with eyelet holes) has a partial break close to wallet but easily repairable + couple of split stitches on one edge of flap. A scarce item but rarely seen & found with the extra protective cover.
Scarce Boer War Cavalry/Mounted Troops Spurs A scarce slightly non-matching pair of spurs both with broad arrow stamps and one possibly being Canadian issue. The Canadian spur marked with I.Whey C&M 1901,the other stamped with I.Fron C&M 1902. Metal work now with age related rusting/pitting but should clean ,one buckle missing. Rare to see Boer war spurs.
Scarce Historical Record of the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry 1909-1919 A very scarce record of the MY printed by Caxton press in 1926,the book was compiled by Colonel R.W.William Wynn C.B D.S.O and Major W.N.Stable M.C, A fantastic reference covering all aspects from home duties to campaigns overseas including Egypt,Palestine,France and finishing with Demobilisation. Colonel William Wynn wrote two volumes on the history of the MY and this book is a Vol II . 185 pages with B/W plates and three fold out maps. Condition- cover good with minor dents to edge of spine and one crease to lower front corner but firm / no movement. Light foxing to couple of back pages and exposed ends. Rarely seen on market.
Scarce Inert .55 Armour Piercing Boys Anti-Tank Rounds Scarce Inert .55 Mark II armour piercing anti-tank rounds. All stamped K4(Kynoch) WII and dated 1942 with the stripper clip dated 1940. No licence required to possess inert ordnance within the UK if held in a collection/display. Sorry UK sale only and proof of age required (over 18+).
Scarce Inert WW1 British No.16 (Lemon) Grenade. Inert WW1 British No.16 Grenade commonly known as the Lemon grenade due to its oval shape,smooth cast body with makers initials L&W with a 15 (year date) in raised relief. Complete with brass end screw cap and inert fuse,saw very limited use due to fuse issues. Good condition of a now scarce item. UK Sale only.
Scarce Inter- War French Army Requistion Armband 1922 A scarce French military requisition armband dated 17.11.1922 and issued from the Merville area.
Scarce Interwar Australian (Lithgow)07 Bayonet 1921 Scarce Interwar Lithgow 07 bayonet dated December 1921 with earlier style proof stamps etc,good clean blade apart from the first 3 inches from the tip were it appearsto have either been heated or stuck in the ground as now left with slight pitting and loss of bluing. Wooden grips are in good order with their original un-messed with fixing bolts,pommel release catch also in working order but as with all exposed metal work on the bayonet now showing light pitting. Bayonet comes with an 1943 dated scabbard which I suspect is a more recent marriage. A hard to find early post WW1 bayonet. UK sale and 18+ years of age only
Scarce Militia/ Yeomanry Sam Browne Belt with Frog (White Metal) Scarce Officers Sam Browne +sword frog with white metal fittings associated with Militia and Yeomanry Battalions. Made by Wilkinsons, Pall Mall, London. Good supple condition with light surface crazing to all external faces.
Scarce Panzer / Armoured Krim Shield An Original and scarce Panzer / Armoured Krim shield with its black woollen backing still intact ( few moth nips / minor holes) , metal backing plate held in place with two remaining pins. A nice tunic removed item.
Scarce RAF 1925 Pattern Webbing Belt An excellent condition 1925 pattern belt with Air Ministry markings and a 1940 date stamp made by 'M.E. & Co'.
Scarce RAF 1925 Pattern Webbing Belt An RAF 1925 pattern belt in good condition with Air Ministry ink stamps and dated 1941.
Scarce RAF 1925 Pattern Webbing Holster A very clean, almost unissued 1925 pattern holster which differs from the 37 pattern by having the cleaning rod sleeve on the outside - dated 1941.
Scarce WW1 Belgian Mle 1889 (Mauser) Short Infantry Bayonet A scarce Mle 1889 short Infantry bayonet with its all metal scabbard( non matching numbers) in good condition. The 10 inch blade is bright with no issues and bears the makers mark HFunderneath a crown on the forte. The cross guard is stamped K353,pommel also in good condition with a working release catch,wooden grips are firm and good. All metal scabbard with faint number stamp 567. cross guard,pommel and scabbard now with an age related patina. Hard to find item in good condition. UK and 18+ of age sale only
Scarce WW1 Belgian Mle 1889 (Mauser) Short Infantry Bayonet A scarce Mle 1889 Belgian short infantry bayonet in as found condition, a non matching number example but both bayonet & scabbard stamped with letter K. The 10 inch blade shows no sign of sharpening but now showing age related staining, the forte is stamped with a makers mark JS under a crown, the wooden slab grips are in good order, pommel release button also in working order. The cross guard now has a small sharp burr from receiving a blow at sometime during its service. Left in as found condition (very light surface rust on exposed areas) but would improve with cleaning. SORRY UK SALES ONLY and proof of age will be required (18+).
Scarce WW1 Royal Naval Division (Anson Battalion) Swagger Stick A scarce Anson Battalion (Naval Infantry) swagger stick in good condition ,good detail to the white metal cap, some light bruising to middle section of stick. The Anson Battalion saw action at Gallipoli in 1915.
Scarce WW2 Airborne Issue Binoculars + Case An excellent example of the Galilean binoculars issued to Airborne troops during WW2. This set bears the correct stores reference for Airborne issue (not RAF), the optics are very good and the Bakelite ocular eye surrounds are also damage free (usually chipped). The leather case with matching reference code is in excellent condition (best I have ever encountered) along with its strap.
Scarce WW2 Airborne Issue Binoculars + Case An excellent example of the Galilean binoculars issued to Airborne troops during WW2. This set bears the correct stores reference code for Airborne issue ( not RAF), the optics are excellent along with the Bakelite eye surrounds ( usually damaged + chipped). The Leather case is superb and appears to be in almost un-issued condition apart from one small metal washer missing from the lid hinge. Simply stunning Airborne item and fresh to the market.
Scarce WW2 Bead and Ribbed British Fighting Knife These iconic British fighting knives of WW2 are becoming increasingly hard to find and this example is a rarity due to having a 'War Department Broad Arrow' with a number 6 stamped into the brass handle. The brass tang nut shows the vice marks which is a true sign of originality. The exact blade length is 6 7/8 with most of the blued finish still present apart from the tip area where the knife has possibly been stuck in the ground and not cleaned after use. A thumb print stain is situated just above the cross guard with three minor nicks to the blade edge. The blade appears to never have been re-sharpened. There are small areas of surface rusting which is a minor price to pay for such a rare piece. Second pattern scabbard with brass rivets , shown on page 114 of Ron Flooks book on fighting knives , brass chape , elastic holding band damaged. Sale to those aged 18+. UK sale only.
Scarce WW2 British First Issue 37 Pattern Binocular Case Scarce First Issue 37 pattern Binocular case made without side buckles for the hanging strap in excellent condition. Made by M E & CO 1940. A scarce early piece of 37 pattern equipment.
Scarce WW2 German Kriegsmarine Tropical Breast Eagle Scarce Black eagle on tan base showing signs of being removed from a tunic (threads still present). Whilst researching this eagle I have failed to find another on the market.
Scarce WW2 US Para/Glider Overseas Garrison Cap (British Made). A scarce British made US overseas garrison cap with its original wartime applied enlisted mans para/glider patch. The cap was made by J. Collett Ltd, London in 1944 and in a size 7, the cap is piped in red for artillery designation. The original white stitching attaching the patch is all present along with a later applied red cotton to prevent future loss. Rare to find all original caps these days and this one is in fantastic condition.
Semi-Relic Battle Damaged M1916 German Helmet A M1916 Stahlhelm/helmet in semi-relic condition,missing its liner but still retains two front rivets. Bullet entry hole to front with exit hole upper right side(as you look at it), couple of impact related fractures to lower skirt. A great discussion/ display item .
Shrewsbury School Roll Of Service Book 1914-18 An original 1921 printed Shrewsbury School Roll of Service book listing in alphabetical order all Old Salopians who are known to have served in the Great War including V.C winners. Also included is a 1921 dated Old Salopian club letter informing members of increased subscription fees. The book is in good condition apart from fading to the cover. A much sought after publication.
Silver Royal Welsh Fusiliers Swagger Stick An excellent silver (Hallmarked Birmingham 1921) swagger stick to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, with a fantastic highly detailed Welsh dragon and displaying good crisp hallmarks. The overall length approx. 28 inches and with the cane being in excellent condition. This cane must have been one of the last produced before the WELSH spelling returned to WELCH.
South Staffordshire Swagger Stick Pre-1952 white metal capped swagger stick. 27 inches long.
Sterilizing Outfit for Waterbottles Still with contents
Third Reich RAD Section Leaders Shoulder Patch RAD Section Leaders patch in good condition. 95mm x 70mm
Turkish M1903 Bayonet With Scabbard A Turkish M1903 bayonet with its leather and steel mounted scabbard (scabbard usually missing), produced in Germany for the Turkish M1903 Mauser rifle. The fullered pipe backed blade measures 20 3/4 inches in length, pommel & forte bearing Turkish markings along with small half cresent moon on the throat of scabbard. The wooden grips are firm and held by two steel rivets (woodwork stained around rivets). Leather scabbard in good condition with all stitching intact, All metal fittings now with staining but could be improved. The blade has some light staining but overall in good condition, this item could be improved with little effort. Sorry UK Sale ONLY and proof of age will be required (18+).
U.S Water Canteen and Cup 1918 dated canteen along with a 1942 dated cup and 1942 dated tan cover. Good early war set.
Ultra Rare Gallipoli Wolseley Pattern Helmet (Provenance) An unbelievably rare Wolseley Pattern helmet which was worn at Gallipoli and later Palestine by 1765 L/Corporal William. F. Tranter of the Worcestershire Yeomanry. The main body constructed using cork remains firm/ solid with only very minor play in rear neck guard / brim, the outer khaki covering is in good condition , multi fold pugaree still displaying the Worcestershire Yeomanry/ Regiment flash. The interior of the dome displays a good crisp Ordnance WD ink stamp along with the year of manufacture 1915, also present is a faint hand written Corporal W. f. Tranter, ? squadron, Worcestershire Hussars. An old photo copy from previous research is present listing W. F. Tranter on the Embarkation roll from Avonmouth on the 9th April 1915 and later disembarkation at Alexandria, Egypt on the 24th April 1915, the Worcestershire Yeomanry would later disembark at Suvla. Gallipoli. From records it shows that L/Corporal Tranter was wounded whilst at Gallipoli. During further research on Tranter it became evident that a clerical error was made on his medal index and medal roll as his name had been misspelt TRANLER. An unbelievably rare item that was actually there.
Very Rare Inter- War RAF Type A Flying Helmet A very rare inter- war Type A (22c/13) RAF flying helmet from the early 20s ,worn by aircrews flying in warmer climates (Med, Middle /Far East) and based on the standard Bombay Bowler but with the addition of wide chin straps to protect the ears + other minor changes. The chin straps are made from the same light khaki drill material as used on the main helmet and would have a chamois leather lining fitted. This example has had the chin straps/ ear protection removed . The helmet is of the typical cork/solar pith construction and still firm with no weakness or breaks, inside the dome is a A M (Air Ministry) ink stamp with crown above (faint but present) and what appears to be a size 7 1/4- 1/2, also a hand written name to a LEWIS P.M.P. The KD material is in good order with very minor dirt marks. A very rare item and would fetch £500+ if complete.
Victorian / Edwardian 1885 Pattern Imperial Yeomanry Cavalry Belt (Earl of Chester) Victorian buff leather cavalry sword belt in untouched condition. Brass snake buckle and fittings- leather is in excellent condition considering the age of this item, it just needs a clean. Nicely stamped inside with E.C.I.Y Cheshires (Earl of Chester Imperial Yeomanry). There is one strap missing from the item.
Victorian 1845 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword A good example of the 1845 pattern officers sword with senior officers brass scabbard. 1822 pattern hilt with fish skin grip and copper binding both in good condition. Brass hand guard with folding section in working order, 1845 pattern etched blade showing foliage, QVC and a thistle. Makers mark now hard to read on forte. Proof marked by W.B & Co, some area of etching is worn. Blade is firm in the hilt with a good fitting scabbard. Hand guard has received a light knock in it's history but not really noticeable. Very good condition scabbard (usually dented) with it's hanging rings,one small throat screw missing. Overall a nice looking item. UK sale to those aged 18+ only.
Victorian 1st Batt Shropshire Rifle Volunteers Officers Belt & Clasp A good and scarce silvered example with circlet inscribed 1st Shropshire Rifle Volunteers, centre bearing three leopards masks (good crisp detail with light tarnishing),universal rococo ends. Shellac gloss finished leather belt with light surface cracking( common to leatherwork of this period) with sword hanging hook, leather with light stiffness. Belonged to a Captain (later Major) R.H.Cholmondeley . Part of old military family collection dating between 1850-1918.
Victorian 1st Batt Shropshire Rifle Volunteers Officers Waist Belt & Clasp(Named) A very good and scarce silvered example with circlet inscribed 1st Bat Shropshire Rifle Volunteers, centre bearing three leopard masks and retaining good detail, universal rococo ends. White buff leather belt with five hangers in good supple condition (light mottling in places) and named to Captain (later Major) Reginald. H. Cholmondeley, dated 7.7.85 (1885) Part of old military family collection dating from 1850-1918.
Victorian Militia / Police Leather Belt Victorian white metal snake buckled belt used by militia and police. The item is showing general age wear - light surface cracking to leather work but still quite supple. Letters HKP branded inside plus faint makers stamp 'Hudson and Sons'.
Victorian Officers Cross Belt Victorian Officers Shellac (varnished) white leather cross belt with white metal fittings including whistle and chain, lions head and Prince of Wales feathers (one fixing nut missing). The face of the 3 inch wide belt has light surface cracking (common on shellac finished items of this period) and black paint marks on the rear side. Part of old military family collection.
Victorian Prince of Wales Own Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Cross Belt Pouch A lovely Victorian Prince of Wales Own Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry undress cross belt pouch with bullion feathers and white metal fittings, one small pull to left hand feather and some internal damage to face of leatherwork ( shown in photos) , light tarnishing to outer edging of bullion. A very nice display piece.
Victorian Royal Marine Artillery swagger stick A white metal topped swagger stick to the RMA with a QVC. The wooden stick is in good clean condition with its end cap present. Overall length 27 inches. Have seen these examples priced much higher.
Victorian Scrap Book Colour Prints of VC Winners A set of 6 Victorian Die-cut coloured images by Harry Payne of VC winners from various campaigns including Crimea, Indian mutiny and the Battle of Teb. Removed from a scrap book but in very good condition considering their age with only a couple of the small tabs linking the script now loose. Each one measuring 6 inch x 5 inch. Printed in a slightly raised relief.
Victorian Shropshire Rifle Volunteers Officers Bullion Cap & Collar Badges Victorian Officers silver/white metal Bullion cap & collar badges belonging to Captain (later Major) R.H.Cholmondeley of the 1st Battalion Shropshire Rifle Volunteers circa 1880-85. Cap badge 38mm wide Collars 30mm wide
Victorian Vth Dragoon Guards Badge
Victorian/ Edwardian Officers Dress Sword Belt/ Hanger A Victorian/Edwardian Gilt & scarlet braided officers dress sword hanger, this pattern of belt would have been concealed under tunic with only hanging straps exposed. Complete rig with gilt buckles, adjustable cotton webbing belt with red Morocco leather backed straps(slight fading/tarnishing on front section of one strap). Minor marks , good condition. Part of old military family collection dating between 1850- 1918.
Victorian/ Edwardian Officers Dress Sword Knot Has been stored in a trunk for decades, part of old military family collection dating between 1850- 1918. Light tarnishing/ requires a light clean.
WW1 On War Service Badge 1915 Made by Woolley & co Birmingham
WW1 .455 Leather Holster WW1 period British leather holster, undated example for the .455 Webley pistol. This holster has been modified to accept the 37 pattern webbing straps (I have seen photographs of Homeguard officers wearing earlier holsters) Stitching is in good order.
WW1 / WW2 British Leather Rifle Sling An excellent example of the pattern used during WW1 and again in WW2 by the Home Guard, good strong, supple condition.
WW1 /WW2 British Red Cross Armband A good used example with a red printed cross on a white cotton armband (now a bit grubby), black painted/ coated buckle stamped with the word British.
WW1 08 Pattern Small Pack With Strap 1918 A 1918 dated 08 pattern small pack in good solid condition with a blanco`d finish with the odd stain present. The strap is also in good condition apart from couple of stains. A single brass number 2 collar/shoulder title was found inside the pack and will remain with it.
WW1 1914 -15 Star Medal Group 1/7th RWF Gallipoli , Palestine & Egypt A fresh to the market trio and belongings to 2996 L/Cpl W.T.Evans ,1/7th Merioneth & Montgomeryshire Territorial Battalion RWF who served and saw action at Gallipoli (Theatre of war code 2B as on his service record) and Egypt. Wounded and Discharged from service in 1917 and entitled to the silver wound badge(not present amongst belongings). Items included are the Princess Mary tin with information card,whistle,eveready torch,fine mesh protective goggles in tin,Brighton Bun type treen candle holders made of olive wood(small repair to lip of one) and acquired from Middle East (Palestine)and informed that this set was used in dug outs and finally his fibre ID discs on original cord. Photo copies of his war service records will be supplied with this amazing group .
WW1 Army Medical Service Armband A good used WW1 Army Medical Service armband with its ink stamp still present, a red felt cross sewn onto a white cotton armband (now slightly grubby)and still with all its original brass poppers made by Newey Brothers of London.
WW1 Army Service Corps 1916 Economy Cap Badge An all brass example with makers name.
WW1 British 07 Pattern Bayonet with 1939 Pattern Frog A very clean example of the British 07 pattern bayonet made by Wilkinson in November 1917, a good clean blade with no issues, the wooden slab grips are in excellent condition. A very good condition leather scabbard with a date stamp of 12 (1912), the scabbard is fitted with a 1939 pattern leather frog (faintly stamped 1940) . Sorry UK SALE ONLY and Proof of age will be required (18+)
WW1 British Binoculars & leather Case 1917 A fine pair of ordnance marked binoculars with very good optics, made in France by LEMAIRE, PARIS but issued to British forces. A good quality made leather case with broad arrow stamps & makers name W.SWART 1917, strap absent.
WW1 British Brass Button Slider(Named) Named to J.Heskin.
WW1 British Cavalry Spurs Dated 1914 Made by R.Cooper &Son in 1914,possibly worn in the Middle East during their war service as the metal rowels have been replaced with Middle Eastern (Palestine)coins. Large leather tabs are in good order but the leather straps have suffered over time and now showing cracks and splits. Still a nice display item
WW1 British Cavalry/Mounted Troops Spurs 1915 A WW1 pair made by Crosbee & Sons 1915,leather work now showing age related cracking and surface wear. Becoming hard to find WW1 dated examples.
WW1 British Compass Case And Strap 1917 A good example of a WW1 compass case with its original strap, maker marked to French & Sons, London 1917. Owner/Officer named to B.E.Ogle.
WW1 British Entrenching Tool in Semi Relic Condition WW1 British entrenching tool in semi relic condition with the head firmly affixed to the helve. great item for a WW1 display
WW1 British Folding Wire Cutters 1917 A pleasing example of a 1917 dated British folding wire cutter made by Carr.Wild & Co Ltd with broad arrow mark
WW1 British Officers Private Purchase Torch A non-maker marked torch in its leather protective case, the case is in good condition apart from minor surface cracks to lower edge of the cap. Unfortunately the battery had been left inside the torch causing corrosion to the metal walls. Still would display well.
WW1 British Officers Tunic RWF ( EXTRA PHOTOS) EXTRA PHOTOS
WW1 British Officers Tunic RWF (Extra Photos) EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS
WW1 British Officers Tunic to a Major in RWF,MC Winner A shoulder ranked officers tunic worn by Major Richard Watkin Richards 1/4th Denbighshire Territorials, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Sent overseas in November 1914 holding the rank of Captain(evidence of shoulder pip removal due to later promotion). MC winner and wounded in action. I acquired 3 of his tunics which he wore throughout his service in the Great War, this being the 2nd tunic after his 1915 dated cuff ranked (shown in photos). Tailored in the typical heavy cord material with its ticket pocket, no label present, wound strip (on all 3 tunics), the pair of small brass T (territorial) have been removed from collars, correct WW1 bronze collar dogs, black RWF flash present. approx chest size-36-37inch . The buttons are the pre 1880-post 1920 pattern, spelt WELCH (all 3 tunics the same). Condition- with small pin-holes and light moth tracking to front & sleeves, please ask for more photos if required. A been there item from one of Britains Greatest Regiments. A copy of an note found in the pocket of a tunic will be included informing Capt Richards to report to an Anti-Aircraft section camp for temporary duties as machine gun officer in June 1918 after his recovery from wounds.
WW1 British Officers Tunic to Major in RWF, MC Winner(no.3) A shoulder ranked tunic belonging to Major Richard Watkin Richards, Military Cross winner of 1/4th Denbighshire Territorials Battalion RWF. This tunic is one of three worn by the above named officer during the Great War and the last one up for sale( please see his other tunic for sale, item 50248). Sadly this tunic has been stripped of all insignia etc with only the wound strip and RWF black collar flash remaining. This tunic has also suffered the most from moth damage with numerous small pin holes and couple of larger holes, one hole measures approx. 20mm on back of shoulder and a smaller one on front flap of pocket, moth tracking evident in places. Made in medium cord material with ticket pocket. Tailors label from Carnarvon, North Wales, all buttons present with pre 1880- post 1920 spelling WELCH (same on all 3 tunics), liner is in good condition with only minor damage, chest measures approx. 36 inches. With the re- application of collar dogs and cloth pips etc (evidence of their removal , ranked as a Captain through most of the War) this tunic would still display well. A copy of a note found in one of the tunics will be included (please see item 50248 for more details).
WW1 British Pioneer Battalion Collar Badges A pair of Pioneer Battalion collar badges still attached to the collars of the 1902 pattern enlisted mans tunic with the hook and eye fastener still present. This pair has been removed from a cloth backing as glue and cotton strands still remain to the backs.
WW1 British RAMC Brass Shoulder Titles
WW1 British RAMC Officers Service Dress Cap An excellent example of a WW1 Officers cap with its medium length peak,typical of the period whipcord material with rear air vents to the underside of cap. Officers bronze cap badge and side buttons to an Officer in the Royal Army Medical Corp along with a narrow leather chinstrap, Very clean silk liner along with good condition leather sweatband, size approx 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 Nice clean item.
WW1 British Trench/ Dugout Lamp 1917 A War Department issued storm lantern/lamp, the type used in trenches, dugouts & tunnels throughout the Great War. Manufactured in 1917 by Howes & Burley Ltd of Birmingham and still in working order. This example has been left as found and un-cleaned, the metal work has received an over paint during its working life but done many years ago, the glazed door rubs on the base when opening due to slight distortion from being dropped at some time but does open . One of the glass side panes has a small corner missing but done many years ago, a small broad arrow stamp is present on the front of the base.
WW1 British Water Bottle & Leather Carrier A true shed find example of a WW1 water bottle and carrier. The leather carrier is stamped with 'Whitehouse & Hartley, Walsall 1915' Heavily mothed wool cover with the original cork stopper presently stuck solid. There appears to be a couple of weak points in the leather carrier strap but still a totally original, untouched item.
WW1 Canadian Cavalry/Mounted Troops Spurs 1916 A Canadian made pair of spurs made by Skinner Co. in 1916, Buckles are in good order but with only remains of leather straps still present.
WW1 Canadian Epeditionary Force Brass Shoulder Title 1914 A WW1 CEF shoulder title made by P.W.Ellis & Co 1914 . This example has slight bends and twists which indicates a uniform removed item.
WW1 Canadian MKII(C6) Ross Bayonet An excellent example of a 1907 patented Ross Rifle Company bayonet with leather scabbard. Various stamps to the pommel including makers mark & date 10/15, full 10inch blade with no issues. The leather scabbard is also in fantastic condition and dated 1914. There were 3 variations of the Ross bayonet and this example is the 2nd variant. Best one I have ever found. SORRY UK SALE ONLY & proof of age will be required (18+).
WW1 Comrades Of The Great War Lapel Badge A numbered example and made by Gaunt
WW1 Devonshire Regiment 1916 Economy Cap Badge A good clean example of the 1916 all brass economy badge.
WW1 French Artillery Adrian Helmet A pleasing example of the 1915 pattern Adrian helmet with the outer shell painted in Khaki Brown which is associated to the French Foreign Legion & Colonial troops , early one piece constructed liner with 7 fingers, corrugated aluminium bands absent,chin strap broken and dry.
WW1 French Lebel Rifle Bayonet M1886/93/16 A very pleasing 3rd pattern Lebel rifle bayonet with solid brass hilt. An excellent full length cruciform blade still covered in grease. The scabbard is also in great condition and retains high amount of bluing (very minor pitting to chape end). Catch in working order, best one I have had in long time. Sorry UK sale only and proof of age will be required 18+
WW1 French Veterans Brass Helmet Plaque Soldat De La Grande Guerre - Soldier Of The Great War 1914 - 1918
WW1 German 98-05 Mauser Bayonet A good clean example made by R.Stock of Berlin in 1915 ( 15 date on spine) , an early pattern bayonet without the flash guard , bright blade with no issues. The walnut grips are also in good condition apart from some minor dings to one face, a good patinated scabbard with its original throat screw, minor denting to one face and very light pitting but only noticeable on close inspection. Sorry UK Sale ONLY & 18+ yrs (proof of age will be required).
WW1 German Wire Cutters A non maker marked example.
WW1 Gift From The Colonies Chocolate Tin A good example of the Colonies chocolate tin with good detail remaining to face of lid, minor paint wear/ scratches to underside and corners. Inside there are two empty cigarette boxes (came with tin).
WW1 Identity Discs to RE Motorcyclist & Sister in QAIMNS Two discs are named to 28246 Sgt C.Lalonde of the Royal Engineers Motorcyclist section, whom along with his brother enlisted in 1914 and served in France. One disc is named to his sister V.E Lalonde who also saw service in France as part of the British Red Cross Society in 1918 ,also included is an enamelled Roll of Honour badge for post war work done in aid of sick & suffering at Weston super Mare hospital 1925-26-27. Further research results show that the Sister was eligible for the silver wound badge.
WW1 Imperial German Officers Long Coat Light grey double breasted long coat with plain buttons and blue fold down collar- light blue backing. False turn back cuffs and lower hidden angle pockets. Rear false belt. Shoulder straps removed. There is slight mothing to the exterior, silk liner with some damage. This item displays well.
WW1 Imperial German Short Wire Cutters A hard to find example with makers mark and with its retainer strap still intact. 10 inches long.
WW1 Imperial German Trench Knife Imperial German trench knife stamped with a makers mark 'Gottlieb, Hammesfahr, Solingen, Foche' with wooden slab grips each with 9 diagonal grooves. The metal scabbard has much paint loss but still retains it's leather belt loop with retainer strap (small slice mark to strap near stud). Length of blade is 6" Leather looks like it has received some leather treatment at some time. UK sale only to those aged 18+.
WW1 Imperial German Wound Badge
WW1 Imperial Yeomanry Binoculars & case A WW1 pair of binoculars named to C.E. Collett ,1st Battalion ,Imperial Yeomanry and after a small amount of research found a Charles Edwin Collett served on staff with the 1st Batt Wiltshire Yeomanry. The binoculars are in good working order with clear optics (very slight de-lamination to one edge of lens but does not impact on vision at all), the anti reflection sliders/ sleeves are still adjustable and snug + inscribed with 1st Bat I Y. There appears to be a period replacement central bolt on the adjustable wheel. The case is in used condition and missing its top handle & strap, one side retaining lug broken, all stitching present and firm. nice personal item.
WW1 Kodak Vest Pocket Camera A Kodak no.A.127 Pattern camera , the type that would have been carried and concealed (forbidden to use at the front) by allied troops in the trenches of the Great War. This example is the 1913 patent with the black painted body (post war had leather covered body) complete with its carrying case, the case showing signs of general wear(shown in photos). The camera body has received a black paint touch-up on the back due to wear and tear. Sold as a display piece as unknown if in working order.
WW1 Kodak Vesta Pocket Camera The type used by servicemen to record life, hardship & action on the front line. A Canadian made example patented in 1916, in used condition with age related wear, strap broken & missing. Unsure if works so for sale as display piece only.
WW1 M1916 German Stahlhelm/ Helmet (With Bullet Hole). A very pleasing M1916 with large amount of original paintwork and also with a nice patina, a large size ET66 with a dome stamp of R379. Bullet exit hole in lower skirt. Original leather liner band with all 3 pouches and pads present and now showing age related wear ,very good for the age. Liner appears to have never been removed as original rear rivet as tight as when it left the factory, front two rivets appear to be period replacements due to wear and tear and not modern copies. Chin strap missing. Very nice piece and getting harder to find.
WW1 Orilux Torch A very pleasing example of the WW1 Orilux torch with its leather case, both in very good used condition (light wear/ weakness on small strap/ hinge attaching lid. Nice display piece.
WW1 Ottoman Turkish Gallantry/Merit Medal (Gallipoli Star) An excellent enamelled & plated metal example made in Germany by Berg & Co of Berlin. This award was created in 1915 and known in Turkey as Harp Madalyas'y ,In Germany as Eiserner Halbmond (iron cresent) but often referred to in English as " the Gallipoli star". This nice example still retains its original ribbon bar with miniature.
WW1 Ottoman Turkish O/R Belt & Buckle A good example of an Ottoman Turkish enlisted mans belt & buckle which has been folded and bound with string and left as found. Turkish items are now becoming hard to find and especially leather belts/uniforms.
WW1 Pair Army Service Corp War and Victory medal to Pte F. H . Harper ASC service number 14-172789 one small edge knock and possibly replacement ribbon to the War medal.
WW1 Period British Clasp Knife A WW1 period Un-messed with example of the British clasp knife made by Christies & sons bearing their two tap logo on the forte,good clean sharp blade which retains its original length,all springs are in good working order,no WD stamp on marlin spike . UK sale and 18+ of age only
WW1 Period British Marching Compass A non-maker marked WW1 period marching compass in good working order.
WW1 Period British Officers Aiguillette In good condition but now with a tarnished finish, light polishing on the two knots and small spring missing on the brass catch /clip.
WW1 Period French Hunting/Trench Knife An early 20th century French hunting/trench knife with a 5 3/4 inch diamond sectioned blade and made to a high standard.The Ricasso has a makers logo of a running boar to one side and Mle Depose(registered model) to the other,cross guard made of aluminium ,slab grips made of horn and securely attached by three small purpose made screw bolts. Tooled leather scabbard with retaining strap(now delicate on folds where attached to belt loop). A unique piece with stunning blade . Sorry UK and over 18+ of age only
WW1 Period RFC Flying Helmet Possibly a private purchase RFC/early RAF flying helmet in good supple condition in approximately a size 7- 71/8. All press studs are working apart from front male stud behind visor which has pulled through, good wool blanket weave liner with what appears to be larger made ear holes to accommodate possibly earphones. Chinstrap buckle seems to have been replaced as later stitching present. Nice looking item.
WW1 Pocket Watch Protective Case A rare protective watch case made in western Europe and sold to British/Allied troops to protect their timepieces. This example is made by Aquila with a small number 23 stamped to the backside, small crack to celluloid cover.
WW1 Princess Mary Tin + Cigarettes A well used tin with many fractures and splits to the body but still retaining its original packet of cigarettes ( please study photos for condition) which are now quite fragile.
WW1 Red Cross Casualty Feeder Cup A WW1 porcelain cup in good condition used by the Red Cross to feed drinks to injured servicemen & women, bowl measures 3 1/2 inches (internally)
WW1 Sam Browne Leather Pistol Ammo Pouch British Officers 1917 dated leather pistol ammo much. A very good example with makers name D.T.S & Co.
WW1 Sam Browne Officers Map Case with Strap An excellent example of an Officers private purchase map case named to P.M.M.Wilson (faintly stamped on front). The internal celluloid panels are in good condition (camera flash reflection seen in photo), original leather hanger & strap also in very good supple condition.
WW1 Seaforth Highlanders Binoculars A very pleasing pair that belonged to Lieutenant John E Black 3rd Seaforth Highlanders, the binoculars made by Ross of London are in good working order with one very clear optic and the other slightly less so. The ocular eye pieces are in good order and without any chips. The leather case is also in very good condition apart from some split stitching on the strap (shown in photos), the lid also displays the Officers initials.
WW1 Silver Royal Artillery Badge A WW1 (hall marked Birmingham 1915) silver RA badge worn on Dress uniform.
WW1 Territorial Small Brass `T` Collar Dogs Now very difficult to find. 10mm long, prong backed.
WW1/ WW2 South Wales Borderers Officers Shoulder Pips A scarce quality made pair with motto `Ich Dien`.
WW2 8th Army Corps Nice embroidered example , one moth hole.
WW2 A.T.S / Signals Photograph Group An A.T.S photograph group including a couple of larger portrait shots, most of the service women wearing the signals badge. Acquired all together but their history is unknown. Largest photograph measures approx. 9 1/2 inches x 7
WW2 Air Ministry / RAF Anti Glare Sunglasses An early WW2 pair in excellent condition with its leather side shields intact, the tin lid has suffered slightly from poor storage and has now lost some of its paint finish leaving faint AM markings and a very light surface rust.
WW2 Air Ministry Brass Button Slider 1940 1940 dated example with AM stamp. (B.106925/40/CI(B)
WW2 Army Field Message Book 153 + Cover An excellent 42 dated field message book( note pad) with its 41 dated detachable protective cover. The message book has 1/4 inch ruled squares throughout with the first couple of pages printed with general instruction of use. The book slides into the sleeve of the protective cover and then held in place with a elasticated band. The band on the outside of the cover has lost some elasticity.
WW2 ARP Bell Made by Fiddian.
WW2 ARP Decontamination Mitts
WW2 ARP Home First Aid Tin & Contents A superb example of an ARP home first aid tin made by the Boots Pure Drugs Company of Nottingham, the tin is in excellent used condition as is the gold coloured stencil/ transfer on the lid. The contents consist of triangular & open wound bandages which are mainly Boots own brand along with other makes + an information sheet issued by the ministry of health for Scotland 6 /1940 on how to deal with injuries after an air attack. A fantastic display piece.
WW2 ARP Lapel Badge
WW2 ARP Sergeant Chevrons
WW2 ARP Wardens Door Plaque Made of aluminium and stamped on rear with registration number/code. 12 cm high.
WW2 ARP Wooden Gas Rattle Makers mark and date present but faint - R.C.D 1944. In good working order and Loud.
WW2 Boiled Sweet Tin In very good condition.
WW2 British 1940 Pattern Battle Dress Blouse 1944 A very pleasing 1940 pattern BD retaining good colour and label, made by J.S.Thomson in a size 12 (40-41 inch chest) and dated 1944, possibly manufactured in late 44 as the WD letter code reads Z indicating early 45 when inspected . One moth hole to inner wrist (shown in photos) and couple of minor holes near rear of waist band but hardly noticeable and only visible when held up to the light. A very clean display piece.
WW2 British 1945 General Service Manpack Carrier A light weight aluminium carrier in good used condition with the frame and straps dated 1945. Average paint loss due to use, all straps in good order with some minor dirt marks,couple of knots tied in for additional grip. Used in the Far East (Burma) and also in many Post War conflicts.
WW2 British 2 inch Mortar Fin 1942 Dated Fin
WW2 British 2 Inch Mortar Fin 1941 dated and missing its end cap.
WW2 British 37 Pattern Webbing Belt An un-issued 37 pattern belt in a small size ,dated 1944. To fit waist upto 32 inch.
WW2 British 37 Pattern Webbing Belt XL 1940 Made by MEco in 1940 in an extra large,will adjust from 28 inch up to 48/50 inch. Getting harder to find now in good clean condition.
WW2 British 37 Pattern Webbing Holster 1942 Un-issued condition ,made by M E.co 1942
WW2 British Airborne 1st Pattern Denison Smock A 1st Pattern Denison smock made by Hoffman & sons in 1943 in a large size 7. Still retains good strong colours and still with its original half zip which is in working order(pull tab present),all Newey poppers are intact, original knitted wool cuffs now with various sized holes/pulls. Ape tail has been removed off this smock ( a common practice), original label but now held firm with glue as to prevent its lose due to fraying on edges. A neat repair to top fold on the collar where usual rubbing takes place, some staining (possibly glue) around mid chest area (please see pics). A good display piece
WW2 British Airborne Denison Smock A 2nd pattern denison smock with adjustable wrist tabs, original half zip made by 'Swift' with it's material pull tab. Slight fading to the printed camouflage material which results in a pleasing 'been there' look. Good clear printed label which states size no. 5. Height 5'9" - 5'11" Waist 37" - 39" SL&M Feathers Ltd 1945 All brass newey popper/studs present, missing one button to the adjustable wrist tabs. Crotch tail has been neatly removed. Good condition apart from a few small pulls/holes and the odd minor stain. Usual wear and fraying to cuffs and collar edge- a good used example.
WW2 British Anti - Malarial Dust Gun Listed in the Imperial War Museum as Sprayer Anti - Malarial Dust Gun,Hand. which was used extensively in the Far East theatre of war. The hand held dust gun is in good condition with much of its original paint work present,made by Willet & Robinson,Maidstone. This item has not been tested. overall length 30 inches.
WW2 British Army Royal Artillery Captains Dress Uniform A good clean Dress uniform to a Captain in the Royal Artillery,made by Berks & sons of Llandrindod Wells,Mid-Wales. During WW2 the 124th Officer cadet training unit RA was based in the Spa town and with so many new officers in the area a number of London Tailors set up shop in the high street. The Dress jacket still has its lanyard,belt and rank pips. Good condition item apart from 3 small moth holes(hardly noticeable) . Chest approx. 37- 38 inch,under arm approx. 17 3/4 inch Trousers in very good condition with waist size approx. 31- 32 inch, inside leg approx. 30 1/2 inch.
WW2 British Army Tall Gaiters 1942 Dated. An Unissued matching pair of tall gaiters dated 1942 . couple of buckles just need a quick polish
WW2 British ATS MKII Helmet A recent barn/shed found MKII ATS helmet in un-touched condition, 1939 dated shell along with its 1939 dated oval padded liner made by Vero in a size 6 1/2. A second layer of sand coloured paint has been applied over original factory finish. Original chin strap in good order, slight play in liner as original top bolt and nut wont tighten up fully but a minor issue. I have left this helmet as I found it , with light surface rusting which would improve with cleaning .
WW2 British Civilian Service Gasmask(ARP Stamped)1942 A 1942 dated example made by Siebe Gorman & Co Ltd in very good condition with all rubber still pliable. This gasmask has an ARP stamp to the face mask & filter. The gasmask comes with an 1941 dated bag also in good condition.
WW2 British Desert Camouflaged MK2 Helmet An early war sand textured camouflage helmet made by 'RO & Co Ltd' (Rubery Owen & Co Ltd of Leeds) in 1939 which is stamped to the underside of the rim. The external sand textured paint finish has a 'used' look with some small patches of surface rust, but what makes this more interesting is a small letter 'K' painted to the front and rear. The internal paintwork is the original smooth factory finish which is in very good condition. The liner is made by 'TTC' which is stamped with a size 6 3/4 along with a 1939 date. Web chin strap has one of it's four web springs broken/disconnected but does not alter the appearance of this great looking item.
WW2 British Drop Leaflet (In French). Original drop leaflet with one of Churchills speeches printed to both sides, dropped over France by the RAF during the early years of WW2.
WW2 British Field Service Cap A 1940 dated British F/S cap which is unbadged. Clean exterior, staining on the inside only.
WW2 British Field Service Cap A badge removed F/S cap in clean condition , ink stamp difficult to read but shows a size 7 1/8 made by Gelfer of Glasgow and I am guessing 1940.
WW2 British General Service Map Case A clean example of a 1945 dated Map Case with a celluloid panel and tuffnel back board.
WW2 British Issue Folding Saw A good complete set which includes 2 x 1942 dated wooden handles, setting tool, small file with broad arrow stamp (file often missing) and the folding chain style saw which are housed in a 1943 dated leather pouch.
WW2 British Khaki Holdall (18 hole) A WW2 British holdall with 18 lace up holes and newey press studs. I cannot find any markings but I acquired this item from the son of a WW2 RAF ground crew member and this item was used by his father.
WW2 British MK1 Magnetic Marching Compass In good working order with original instruction card. Made by T.G & Co Ltd with broad arrow mark.
WW2 British MK2 Wardens Helmet An early war MK2 helmet made by E.C& CO LTD in 1939 with its factory finished brown paintwork (light surface rust but will clean ). Thin lined letter W painted in white to the front and complete with its original webbing chinstrap ( some slight stains). Early 1939 dated liner with oval pad in a size 7 made by Helmets Ltd and a totally unmessed with item.
WW2 British MKII 1940 Camouflaged Helmet with Net A Totally original example of a MKII Camouflaged helmet with its original net. Made by R O & CO Ltd (Rubery Owen.Leeds) in 1940 with its factory smooth internal paintwork and external fine sand textured camouflaged finish,liner made by TTC 1940 and size 71/4 (dry to the touch as most are now). Original webbing chinstrap showing some rust staining +internal spring damage. Original netting (which I removed only to take photos) has left its imprint onto the helmet paintwork. Hard to find un-touched item
WW2 British MKII NO2c First Aiders Helmet A 1941 dated MKII no2c made by BMB in very good condition,the MKIIno2c having 3 holes drilled on either side of the rim denoting usage of a lower grade steel than is used in helmets of the armed forces. The original paintwork is in great condition with large capital letters FA (first aid) in white to front and rear. The size 7 liner is dated 1940 and also in good clean condition but now dry to the touch as most are now.Webbing chinstrap present with light rust stains.
WW2 British Mountain Troops Ski Cap 1943 An un-issued example dated 1943 and made by J.Compton & Sons Ltd in a size 7 1/8th. These caps were officially modified during the war to have a fleece liner fitted for extra protection against the cold. The straps are present but not seen in photographs (tucked in).
WW2 British Naval Bosuns Whistle A broad arrowed example
WW2 British Officers 37 Pattern Battle Dress Blouse (India) A very pleasing Indian made Battle Dress Blouse which has been tailored for a Captain in the Royal Artillery Anti Aircraft Command. This Officers BD has been tailored in the 37 pattern with the unlined collar and still retains the typical Indian makers round ink stamps to the rear of the internal pockets, Indian style tin/alloy buttons (1 epaulet and 1 cuff button now missing). The patches and pips are original to the BD along with the black oil cloth shadow patches (few stiches pulled to one of these), a small size approx. 36-37 inch chest in good condition for a Far East BD, light staining to lapel.
WW2 British Officers BD(Extra Pics)
WW2 British Officers Jungle Boots A good pair of 1945 dated British Officers brown leather Jungle boots, stamped with WD acceptance marks on exterior and internally with makers name( Avalon) 1945, size 9L .
WW2 British Officers Tie Original WW2 issue tie.
WW2 British Parachute Qualification Badge A good wartime example, removed from uniform.
WW2 British Paratroopers Oversmock A 1945 dated example in un-issued condition, good strong colour to the denim material, working zip and good clear label along with WD acceptance stamp (Z code for 1945). These sleeveless garments were worn over the Denison smock for extra storage & reduce snagging on shroud lines. One Newey stud missing off tail. Made by L.Harris Ltd in a size No.5 Height 5`11``- 6`0 Breast 38`` - 43``
WW2 British Spring Balance 1943 In good working order.
WW2 British Sten Magazine Bandolier A 1944 dated example of the Sten sub-machine gun magazine bandolier as used by Airborne troops. The front face has a blancoed finish with a couple of stain marks, faint MECo makers mark and date.
WW2 British Tank Commander/ Armoured Vehicle No.13 Headset & Mic A good clean wireless/ intercom set dated 1945 with Bakelite hand mic marked with ZA17605 MIC HAND No.13. Wiring appears to be in good condition, slight stiffening to rubber ear pieces. Sold as display item only.
WW2 British Troops in France, 21st Army Group A printed matching pair, removed from uniform.
WW2 British Warrant Officers Badges These two badges came from the belongings of Lt.David Symes Royal Artillery .
WW2 British Webbing Gaiters A 1944 dated pair of un-blanco'd Gaiters (possibly of Indian manufacture)
WW2 British webbing waterbottle carrier A 1941 Dated webbing carrier/sleeve made by Albert Gill. Light blanco finish.
WW2 Canadian made waterbottle carrier. A Canadian made skeleton carrier made by ZL&T and Dated 1940.
WW2 CC41 Cotton Bed Sheets Two CC41 bed sheets still in their original folded and wrapped state as they would have been when left the factory/mill. Wrapping now torn and light dirt/dust marks to folded edges of sheets where exposed. Have not removed sheets from packaging so actual size of sheets unknown, package measures 50cm x 20cm
WW2 CC41 Mens Under Shorts In good condition , label showing a size 30 inch waist.
WW2 Childs Mickey Mouse Gas Respirator & Box An excellent example dated 1939 with its original box + strap. The rubber face mask is still very pliable , good clear lenses.
WW2 East Africa Command Patch 2nd pattern, removed from uniform.
WW2 Garand 8 round clips 4 Wartime produced clips made byBLM (Barry L Miller inc )
WW2 General Service Respirator MKV A good condition MKV respirator dated 1941 with very pliable rubber face and hose along with a 1941 dated MKVI haversack which has light dirt marks.
WW2 German 84/98 (K98) Bayonet with Matching Numbers A very good used 84/98 pattern bayonet made by Alex Coppel ( code Fnj and dated 42 ) with matching numbers, the blade has much of its original bluing still present and shows signs of some light sharpening to the edge. Good Bakelite grips which are held firmly with 2 fixing bolts (never been removed), the bayonet and scabbard are stamped with the matching numbers 2620 along with good clear waffenampt stamps. A good un-messed with example. Sorry UK Sale ONLY and 18+yrs (proof of age will be required)
WW2 German 84/98 Bayonet (Matching Number)+ Luftwaffe Frog A good example of an 84/98 (K98) bayonet & scabbard with matching numbers 2861, made by Josua Corts (code mark ddl ) in 1941. The blade is in fantastic condition with only minor wear to the bluing on high points near tip end, all waffenamt stamps present on pommel & scabbard , Bakelite grips. A very clean Luftwaffe brown leather frog stamped with the Luftwaffe acceptance mark LBA. Sorry UK Sale Only and Proof of Age will be required (18+).
WW2 German 84/98 Bayonet (matching numbers) with Frog German 84/98 bayonet for the K98 rifle with matching numbers and in good used condition. Both pommel and scabbard Waffenampt stamped ,blade +scabbard with makers mark 42 fze +50 over letter C . The blade still retains approx 55%+ bluing with minor edge knicks, bakelite grips in good order ,grip screws show signs of old tightening etc,flash guard and pommel with light staining.Scabbard has much paint loss due to being a used example,cavalry pattern leather frog dated 1940 with makers mark. UK sale only and aged 18+
WW2 German Army (Heer) Belt and Steel Buckle A veteran bring back 'German Belt and Buckle' with no paintwork visible to the face - still a crisp detailed item. An unmarked buckle with a leather tab. Tab stamped with makers name 'G.H.Osang - Dresden 1941'. Leather belt has a smooth internal surface and worn external finish. Total of six small holes have been made to the leatherwork to possibly accommodate trophy badges which are now absent. The leather belt is stamped with a '95'. This is a good , honest bring back item.
WW2 German DAF Members Book WW2 German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront ) members book named to Irngard Lalk with stamp entries starting in 1940 - 1944. Good clean condition with slight edge wear to one corner of page.
WW2 German Deutshe Wehrmacht Armband An original example in good condition with Bevo weave lettering.
WW2 German Double Sided Party Hanging Banner A Two part constructed (stitched edge to white )double sided hanging banner with printed swastika/hakenkreuz. One end is looped to take a hanging pole,an non-maker marked example as banners usually are and made of a high quality cotton with almost a silk like feel to it. Good condition apart from a few marks and couple of small tears which are shown in the photos . Length 240cm x Width 115cm
WW2 German Heer / Army Aluminium Buckle & Tab 1937 A good early example with good crisp detail, high percentage of pebble dash finish still present and only light surface wear to eagle. A non-maker marked buckle but the leather tab stamped with Schmole of Menden 1937.
WW2 German Heer/ Army Aluminium Buckle with Tab A pleasing early example made by Berg & Nolte of Ludenscheid in 1938, showing light surface wear and slightly distorted on tab end. Leather tab also marked with Berg & Nolte, some stitching now separated.
WW2 German Hitler Youth Steel Buckle WW2 Hitler Youth Steel Buckle now with a polished finish to the face but still retains good detail, makers code partly visible showing 4/38 (1938).
WW2 German Iron Cross 2nd Class (EKII) WW2 German Iron Cross 2nd Class with ribbon. A Maker marked example with the ring stamped 13 (Gustav Brehmer ,Sachen). The ring has a slight twist and the ribbon still has glue residue from once being attached to card. A good honest cross that shows signs of being worn.
WW2 German Kriegsmarine Medical Officers Sleeve Patch A 1938 dated sleeve patch worn by a Medical / sick berth orderly/Petty Officer.
WW2 German Luftwaffe Flak Leutnants Collar Tabs WW2 German Luftwaffe Flak Leutnants collar tabs in good clean condition, very slight separation between edging and tab body to one of the the sides (very minor).
WW2 German M30 Service Respirator & Canister(Matching Numbers) A very good example of a German M30 gas mask with the filter housing dated 39, the filter and canister dated 40 and all in very good condition apart from light clouding to the plastic eye pieces. The canvas face mask and straps are also in fantastic condition, fluted canister with its original paintwork(inner sleeve present) . Original straps (in very good and clean condition)with metal fittings made by Assman. No spare lenses in tin. Best example that I have had and now very hard to find in this condition.
WW2 German M30 Service Respirator & Tin Canister A good field used example of the M30 gasmask dated 39 with the filter stamped FE41(filter with light surface rusting). Canvas face mask in good order along with its head straps. Plastic eye piece lenses are now cloudy. The fluted canister is dated 44 with much of its original paintwork present,top of lid with areas of paint loss and minor denting,inner sleeve still present. missing spare lenses.
WW2 German M31 Polizei Bread Bag ( Unissued) An un-issued example in excellent condition, dated 43 with makers code dld. This being a Polizei bread bag by having an internal divider.
WW2 German M40 Luftwaffe Single Decal Helmet German Luftwaffe single decal helmet with most of factory applied rough / texture blue grey paint present. Approx 80% of 2nd pattern Luftwaffe decal visible. Liner pins and good and tight. Liner leatherwork with light flaking due to dryness / end of one tongue damaged. Luftwaffe chinstrap helmet shell maker marked HKP66. An original and good sized helmet.
WW2 German M40 Single Decal Luftwaffe Combat Helmet An M40 single decal Luftwaffe helmet made by Quist (Q64) in a hand painted dark green smooth finish, Luftwaffe factory applied blue paint finish still present inside the helmet dome. Rear skirt has received a knock during its war service as now showing slight kink. Leather liner now showing age related wear but all there and sound and attached to later zinc band,original non maker marked chinstrap now broken in two but still present. Rear helmet pin solid with no movement,very slight play in front pins but normal for service used helmets ,good honest M40. Please e-mail me if more photos required.
WW2 German MG13 Magazines and Pouches German MG13 Magazine and Pouches with hanging strap. All 8 magazines are waffenampt stamped with 1938 stamp. 1938 being the last year of production - a good, complete set.
WW2 German NSDAP Party Armband( 3 Piece ) A clean example of the thin cotton NSDAP armband made up of multiple pieces and sewn to a high standard, still with black cotton threads which held armband in place.
WW2 German RAD Labour Cap Badge and Buttons A maker marked example but minus its fixing pins along with 2 buttons.
WW2 German West Wall Medal Ribbon now in need of a clean.
WW2 Home Guard Gas Mask & Tin During the early days of the LDV/ Home Guard they were issued with the standard civilian gas mask contained in a cardboard box which would not withstand the rigours of training etc so the box was replaced by the cylindrical carrying tin, this was also short lived as later replaced with standard military type. This gasmasks rubber is still pliable with good straps,the tin still has the cloth liner present ,one dent/crease to tin with some patches of surface rust. Tin dated 1941, gas mask dated 1939.
WW2 Home Guard Leather Anklets/ Gaiters In good used condition with clear WD broad arrow stamps.
WW2 Home Guard Leather Gaiters In good used condition .
WW2 Italian M33 Helmet An original early wartime example in well used condition and possibly stored in an out building or loft for many years. The shell is solid with only light surface rust and retains much of its exterior paint finish ( well worn), the liner band has never been removed and still has the correct rectangular chin strap bales. The leather liner is present but showing signs of shrinkage, correct early vertical stitching at the rear seam which has now separated , chinstrap missing. Becoming difficult to find all original M33 helmets and this example even in its used condition still displays well.
WW2 Italian M38 Carcano Knife Bayonet A fixed blade example circa 1942/43 and not the earlier folding blade type but earlier parts were still used as the hilt to this bayonet still retains a slot . The 7 inch blade appears to be un-sharpened with no issues,slab grips are firm with a few dings from use. The back edge of tang is stamped with makers name ROCCA and serial number F6703,working release button. All metal scabbard in good order with only light surface rusting(no pitting) which would improve with cleaning,sadly frog stud has been removed as a screw type fixing was used on these pattern scabbards so could be replaced. Sorry UK sale and over 18+ of age only.
WW2 Ladies ARP Badge + Buttons White metal pin back badge plus buttons.
WW2 Local Air Raid Precaution Instructor Badge A very good example made by H.W.M Ltd and still bearing instructors name on reverse.
WW2 Luftwaffe Afrika Korps Shirt Eagle A very pleasing tunic / shirt removed example with light staining.
WW2 Luftwaffe Bread Bag Strap In good used condition with light dirt marks,no makers mark.
WW2 National Fire Service MK2 Helmet 1938 A 1938 Dated NFS MK2 Helmet in totally original condition with an area 23(Worcestershire)transfer to front rim . Fitted with a MK1 oval pad liner(slightly dry from years of storage) and its originalwebbing chin strap( 2 springs broken).
WW2 Officers Side Pack A good condition Officers side pack with a blanco`d finish, the date stamp is now faded but was part of a veterans house clearance. Internally very clean.
WW2 RAF 1925 Pattern Haversack Side pack and strap A very good condition 1925 pattern side pack with brass buckles and internal AM ink stamp +1941 date. This side pack comes with its 1940 dated strap also in good condition.
WW2 RAF 37 Pattern Ammunitions Pouch Very good condition ammunition pouch made by M.W & S Ltd 1941 (Dirt mark to lower edge which may clean off).
WW2 RAF 37 Pattern Brace Attachments Very clean condition matching pair made by MW & S Ltd. Stamped 1941 .
WW2 RAF Ditching Whistle & Chain
WW2 RAF O/A Service DressTunic 1943 A good clean example made by Montague Burton, Leeds, in 1943. Size 9 5`7``- 5`8`` 38``- 39``chest. One very small moth hole to front but hardly noticeable, no belt.
WW2 RAF Officers Bullion Cap Badge A quality made Officers bullion cap badge with good crisp detail to the wings/feathers, most of paper backing still present but torn.
WW2 RAF Other Ranks Side Cap 1944 dated RAF other ranks side cap made by S & P Harris Ltd, Glasgow. The cap is in a lovely condition with two economy buttons and brass badge. I acquired this item with brass button pinned to the front and have left this as found. Size 7 1/2. Nice Cap.
WW2 RAF Photographs and Scarce Drop Leaflet WW2 RAF photographs/ephemera acquired from the son of an RAF ground crew member who is pictured in almost all the photos along with his ID tag and cap badge. Amongst this group is a scarce 1941 dated drop leaflet written in French informing the reader that the British now have an airforce to match the Germans so to take shelter when heard overhead incase of bombing.
WW2 RAF Pilot / Aircrew Parachute Bag Standard Wartime issue parachute bag with original DOT zip (in working order) and still with its internal extension flaps. No ink stamps/ markings present. A bit grubby but still complete and in working order.
WW2 RAF Shoulder Strap Single strap with a 1940 date - very good condition.
WW2 RAF Tall Gaiters 1939 Dated Unissued matching pair in a size 3 and dated 1939.
WW2 RAF Webbing Waterbottle Carrier and Bottle Unissued carrier and bottle - carrier marked internally with a 1940 date. Cork in good condition.
WW2 Reconnaissance Corps Buttons 8 x 25mm large , 2 x 19mm medium buttons made by Gaunt
WW2 Royal Armoured Corps Souvenir Handkerchief A nice example but with some foxing to silk.
WW2 Royal Army Pay Corps Title Removed from uniform.
WW2 Royal Artillery Box of Buttons Box of WW2 Artillery buttons x11 25mm x2 18mm From the effects of LT David Syme RA.
WW2 Royal Artillery Medallion A WW2 or earlier Royal Artillery medallion measuring 38mm diameter, light blemishes but could be improved.
WW2 Royal Tank Regiment Arm Badge & Rare Shoulder Tab A very nice uniform removed RTR arm badge along with a rare single RTR shoulder tab (Slightly grubby but left as found).
WW2 Royal Ulster Rifles Slip On Shoulder Titles A good pair in good condition, two moth nips.
WW2 Royal Ulster Rifles Title A very nice embroidered example, removed from uniform.
WW2 Royal Welch Fusiliers Cap badge A nice Wartime example.
WW2 Sergeant Chevrons Removed from uniform.
WW2 Silk Escape Map ( North Africa) An early double sided Bartholomew`s silk escape map issued to allied air crews, this example has a hemmed edge which indicates earlier manufacture over the later sealed edge variant. This K3/K2 map covers North Africa & Spanish Rio De Oro. In good condition with only light staining around title area. 23 inches x 18 inches
WW2 Silver ARP Badge (Mans Button Hole Pattern). Hallmarked J.C for Chapple & Mantell, London 1938.
WW2 Small Arms Training Manual 1942 Covering pistols, rifles, machine guns and machine carbines. One loose page.
WW2 Snipers Spotting Telescope Scout Regiment MKIIs An excellent British WW2 3 draw snipers spotting telescope MKIIs with the first draw bearing a makers cartouche for Broadhurst Clarkson Ltd and serial /code number O.S.126.G.A. & broadarrow . Extending anti glare sleeve with internal bluing, the telescopes leather sleeve is in good condition apart from one small area of scuffing / scratching which is shown in extra photos. excellent optics. The small securing strap on the top cap has been replaced along with the main hanging strap which have the appearance of possibly being German made ( field repair) , this telescope comes with the rarely found small leather case housing an extra ocular lenses and both in excellent condition. Telescope with excellent working optics .
WW2 Stalag VIIIB P.O.W Photo & ID Tag A postcard/ photograph sent home to England from prisoner of war Edward Perfect 14278 who was interned at Stalag VIIIB located near the small town of Lansdorf in Silesia. Unfortunately I am unable to determine which serviceman in the photo is actually E.Perfect, the photo comes with his camp made P.O.W tag made of aluminium bearing his P.O.W number.
WW2 Taylor Eye Witness Private Purchase Fighting Knife A good example made by Taylor of Sheffield with the 6.75 inch blade displaying the company eye logo, the double edged blade is in good used condition with signs of sharpening . The grip which has been constructed using leather washers and they still remain firm, the brass cross guard and pommel (with light bruising) are also firm. Original leather scabbard with all its six rivets still present but missing the small retaining strap & fastener. Sorry UK SALE ONLY & Proof of age will be required 18+
WW2 U.S 82nd Airborne Division Patch (One Piece Twill) A good used 82nd Airborne shoulder patch, possibly a theatre made variant on a tan coloured twill background. One piece construction.
WW2 U.S Glider Artillery Officers Cap Badge An Officers Glider Artillery cap badge in used condition, removed from an album as remains of card and glue residue still present on the back, the material now stiff with glue staining to the front. Approx 2 inch Dia.
WW2 U.S Glider Infantry Officers Cap Badge WW2 U.S Glider Infantry cap badge worn on an Officers Garrison cap, in good used condition with couple of dirt marks. Approx 2 inch Dia.
WW2 U.S M36 Pistol Belt Very clean example with 1942 date stamp.
WW2 U.S Overseas Garrison Cap Early 1940 dated U.S Garrison cap for enlisted men. Size 7 1/8. Very clean.
WW2 US Folding Entrenching Tool 1944 A good used example dated 1944, locking system in working order.
WW2 US M3 Fighting Knife A WW2 US M3 fighting knife made by Camillus (stamped on the cross guard), full length blade with a lightly sharpened edge, light movement in cross bar due to shrinkage of the leather washers used in grip construction (common in M3 knives). Early M8 scabbard with webbing belt loop in very good condition. SORRY UK SALE ONLY & Proof of age will be required 18+
WW2 US M36 Webbing Suspenders A 1942 dated set made by Hinson mfg co and in good condition apart from odd small rust stain.
WW2 US M37 Wool (Mustards) Enlisted Mans Trousers An excellent early pair of enlisted mans M37 trousers which have hardly been worn, good clear label displaying an early (April 42) date of manufacture and a size 33`` waist , 31``leg. All buttons present, couple of pin head size marks which may be removed. Nice clean item.
WW2 US Officers Shirt Worn By British Lt.Col.In India WW2 US Officers pattern shirt worn by a British Lt.Col. who served in India. Chest size approx. 40 inch Neck size approx. 141/2 - 15 inch. Good condition apart from two small moth nips in arm pit area.
WW2 US Officers Toiletry/Wash kit A US Officers toiletry/wash kit in outstanding un-issued condition , the canvas wrap with waterproof lining is in wonderful condition and made by Buch / Baum of Chicago. All contents are un-opened and un-used with only light damage to the Molle shaving cream box & tube which appear to have been squashed whilst stored.
WW2 US Woolen Sleeping Bag An excellent example in un-issued condition with good 1944 dated label , the woollen body is free from any moth damage, front lace required.
WW2 USAAF Overseas Garrison Cap Good clean example of a US Army Airforce garrison cap with its label reading a size 6 7/8ths (actually will fit a larger head approx a 7- 71/4 ). Named to a Albert Huston along with his service number (unresearched), hard to find original AAF piped cap,small tear to leather sweatband.
WW2 USAAF Type A - 1 Visor Type A - 1 visor for attaching to flying helmet, some very light staining/ marks.
WW2 Warden Group WW2 Warden shoulder titles, stripes & buttons.
WW2 Womens Land Army Badge Quality made by Marples & Beasley
WWII 1936 Dated Czech VZ 32/34 Steel Army Helmet A very good example of the Czechoslovakian VZ 32/34 army helmet in all original condition , the shell retains much of the brown paint finish along with good army acceptance stamps ( lion + year of manufacture 1936) + a dome stamp with makers name Sholtze, Mateiovce 1936. Original 5 pad liner and slotted leather chinstrap ( often missing). This pattern of helmet continued to be worn after the occupation and throughout WW2 especially by Slovak troops allied with German forces fighting on the Eastern front. A very pleasing example.