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CIVIL DEFENCE "HEADQUARTERS" SHOULDER TITLES Post WW2 Yellow on Black embroidered Civil Defence HEADQUARTERS shoulder titles
HORN HILTED DUI CHIRA KUKRI & SCABBARD Good old Horn Hilted Kukri Of Dui Chira (Double fullered Blade) form Blade approx. 12" from tip to bolster Brass banded horn hilt approx. 4.5" long Contained in its original scabbard Wooden construction with a leather covering No provision at all for Chakmak or Karda. As per photo's blade needs a clean Light age "rusting",but no damage at all Quality item -not a tourist piece
WW2 FRENCH MARQUIS RESISTANCE ARMBAND French Resistance Armband Multi piece construction (Very well made) Red and Blue "Strips" of the tricolour being separately applied Backed in a silk like material Large white cotton patch with BT and ministry stamping The patch has been sown over a Cross of Lorraine Which is still visible on the reverse Why this has been done I don't know But have seen similar examples on the internet With adjustable button hole fastening I am happy this is an original item Again picked up in France in the summer just gone
"BRITISH" 1856 PATTERN YATAGHAN BAYONET & SCABBARD Totally unmarked 1856 patt Yataghan bayonet The blade and hilt have no inspection / manufacturers markings The end of the Pommel is marked SWB And there's a number on the throat mount on the scabbard Otherwise nothing at all Possibly a Volunteer weapon or one made for export (Many such examples were used in the American Civil War) External metalwork has some light pitting and discolouration (Cleaned bright at some point in the distant past ) It's been done well & could be aged back down if desired Leather grips are good with almost all the chequering Leaf spring is still strong and returns when pushed Scabbard leather is good and strong All the stitching is intact no breaks or tears. All in all a nice bayonet in good collectable condition
1871 DATED FRENCH CHASSEPOT BAYONET French 1866 Chassepot bayonet Ribbed Brass grip Swept forward quillion Manufacturer details to the blade back edge "Mre Nat le-de Chat 8bre 1871" Defence National Government beginning of the 3rd Republic Chatelleraut Arsenal October 1871 With correct steel scabbard with bar fixing Slight damage to scabbard-Poss shrapnel ? All metal work with an even patina Good example of a Franco Prussian war era bayonet REDUCED FROM £85 - £75
1888 LEE METFORD BAYONET & SCABBARD 1888 Patt Lee Metford Bayonet Blade by Sanderson of Sheffield dated 9-97 -September 1897 Wooden grips held by 2 x brass rivets Working push button Complete with steel mounted leather scabbard All metalwork with age related patina Slight "Hammer marks" to the end of the pommel slot These are slight -Superficial and in no way effect the bayonet Just a nice honest Boer War Metford In good collectable condition
1888 LEE METFORD BAYONET & SCABBARD 1888 Lee Metford In very nice clean condition All external metalwork is good and clean (Some minor speckling to scabbard mounts) Good wooden grips (Slight split to one) Both with inspection stamps Scabbard leather good and tight with no loss of finish Blade by Wilkinson London dated 6.93 (June 1893) Other side with, WD, Bending, Sold out of Service & Downgrade markings Really clean blade Nice bayonet in very collectable condition
1888 METFORD CONVERTED TO FIGHTING KNIFE Converted 1888 Lee Metford Bayonet Cut down and re ground into a Fighting Knife Muzzle ring and pommel section removed Original Wooden grips -one crudely carved with initials GVC Blade reduced to 8" in length Scabbard also shortened with original top mount Bottom chape has been removed and the end simply stitched Appears to be a period conversion Not done in recent times Good collectable knife in un messed with condition
1907 PATT SMLE BAYONET & SCABBARD (CHAPMAN) 1917 Nice 1907 SMLE Bayonet by Chapman Good clean blade date stamped 8-17 (August 1917) With the "C" out of Chapman missing Reads as "HAPMAN" this is a stamping error not polished out All external metalwork with good amount of original blue finish Grips in good condition some minor digs / dings But nothing that wouldn't steam out if required Pommel has cancelled regimental marking E.S over R561 (East Surrey Regiment) Good condition steel mounted leather Scabbard (Tear drop frog stud) With a 1919 / 1925 patt bayonet frog (Brass press stud to frog to hold in place on web equipment) Nice clean collectable bayonet
1908 PATTERN WEBBING BELT 1908 Pattern web belt Complete with rear buckles / tabs Stamped up with a Broad Arrow / M.E & CO 1918 Approx. 53" from end to end (Fully opened up) Blanco'd green at some point Good clean belt in usable condition
1913 DATED SCARLET TUNIC BADGED TO THE BUFFS Old Scarlet tunic with off white collar & cuffs With off white edged epaulettes East Kent Regiment Collar badges ,buttons & Shoulder titles Old military stores paper label dated 1913 to the inside As is a WD stamp (In photo) A couple of minor moth holes but nothing to worry about This came from a local auction (Some time ago) I thought the Buffs had off white epaulettes rather than edged But could be wrong Nice looking display item in clean worn condition
1914 DATED BRITISH BUGLE Original 1914 dated bugle by - Henry Potter & Co 36 West Street Charring Cross Rd London With additional engraving (Period) "S SIMON'S Coy XI th Bn 4" I can't find out what this refers to Further research may well turn something up Bugle is in good clean condition Some minor dents and knocks -But nothing at all serious Nice looking display item (With replacement white metal mouth piece)
1914 DATED CASED "GALANTRY AWARD" -CHARLES BURLINGTON Unusual cased 1914 "Gallantry Award" Polished Copper plaque Just over 2.75" x2.75" in size Engraved- "Awarded to Charles Burlington for Gallantry 1914" Also with the name - "Dorothea Florence" With engraved initials etc. (As per photo) I am assuming that "Dorothea Florence" Had the plaque engraved & awarded . I've not been able to trace either name- As such have no idea what Mr Burlington did, To have been awarded such an item. Was it an early Wartime act ? Or possibly an act of a "Gallant Gentleman" Towards a "Lady in Distress" I don't think the box is "Original" But is obviously of the period, (Possibly for a Fob Watch as it's 1.25" deep) A "One Off " item Excellent research project Worthy of proper research
1914 DATED WHITBREAD BREWERY GREEN GLASS BEER BOTTLE 1914 Dated Beer Bottle In extremely good condition No cracks chips etc Got to be Rare !!
1915 DATED 1907 SMLE BAYONET & SCABBARD Nice 1907 SMLE Bayonet by Enfield Good clean blade date stamped 4-15 to one side (April 1915) Various Inspectors and issue markings to the other side All external metalwork with good amount of original blue finish Grips in good condition some minor digs / dings But nothing that wouldn't steam out if required Good condition steel mounted brown leather Scabbard (Tear drop frog stud) With some scuff markings to the leather (These could no doubt be sorted out If one wanted to ) Nice clean collectable bayonet
1915 DATED MK11 ROSS BAYONET & SCABBARD 1915 Dated Canadian Ross Bayonet Hilt,Cross Guard grip screws blued As is the blade Makers details Patent date to one side of pommel Issue date (7/15) Canadian acceptance stamp to the other (Minor marking to the pommel should clean off easily) Two piece dark wood grips, One of which has a small chip out of it Some very slight pitting to the cross guard 10" Single edged Blade with original profile / point Brown Leather Scabbard with integral Frog Scabbard body stamped MK 11 RRC Some minor paint marks to the leather work This could easily be removed and oiled to match the rest Good Collectable Bayonet,In untouched condition
1915 DATED VERNER'S PATTERN COMPASS Good Original WW1 Officers compass All brass construction Hinged lid with glass inset etc.etc. It's all there complete and in working condition Back is marked - ANGLO-SWISS ASSOCIATION No.34318 1915 (Broad Arrow) Red rubber ring to the base has darkened with age (Also has the impression of the lanyard ring imprinted into it) Some wear to the blackened finish on the body (Commensurate with age) Nice item in good condition With early dates getting harder to find
1916 DATED MK11 ROSS BAYONET & SCABBARD 1916 Dated Canadian Ross Bayonet Hilt,Cross Guard grip screws blued As is the first 0.5" of the blade Makers details Patent date to one side of pommel Issue date Canadian acceptance stamp to the other (Minor marking to the pommel should clean off easily) Two piece dark wood grips, One of which is Regimentally marked - 1 W O R (1st Western Ontario Regiment) 10" Single edged Blade with cut away point Brown Leather Scabbard with integral Frog Scabbard body stamped MK 11 RRC Some minor loss of colour to the leather work This could easily be re polished or oiled to match the rest Good Collectable Bayonet, Scarce with WW1 Regimental Markings
1916 DATED SCOPE VICKERS LTD - W OTTWAY & CO LTD Good clean 1916 dated brass scope Adjustable focus graduated +5 - -5 Both lenses intact without damage (Could do with a clean though) Manufacturers details stamped onto body - "VICKERS LTD" "W.OTTWAY & CO LTD" "EALING" "No 694" "1916" "1216" Interesting item of WW1 Militaria In good collectable condition
1917 DATED AMERICAN BOOK AIRCRAFT OF ALL NATIONS Unusual 1917 dated US Publication- "AIRCRAFT OF ALL NATIONS Printed by "C.S HAMMOND & COMPANY" of New York Soft Coloured Front cover Dozens of "Blue & White" photo's inside, Planes, Airships, Anti-Aircraft guns Combat Shots, Ariel Trench Photo's the list goes on Some minor wear to the covers But an "Amazing Survivor" For a book almost 100 years old It's in Excellent Condition !
1918 DATED LEATHER 455 WEBLEY HOLSTER Leather holster for the Sam Browne rig. Faintly marked 1918 under the flap On the top edge of the leather "Body" You can see the date in the "Right Light" But I could not get a photograph of it. Some Cracking / Crazing to the leather But it's totally stable-Supple & usable A good display item in reasonable condition Could no doubt be improved with - Elbow Grease & Copious amounts of leather dressing !
1918 DATED NAMED BRITISH OFFICERS BINOCULARS & CASE 1918 dated British Officers Binoculars and case Binoculars are Prismatic No.3's Made by -A KERSHAW & SONS LEEDS (1918) They appear to be in good working condition With almost all of the blackened finish Adjustable eye pieces and leather body wrap With the Original thin leather neck strap The Brown leather case is marked to lid- CASE No.3 PRISMATIC BINOCULAR J.CRIPPS 1918 The case is named in ink J.C HORTON. What's nice is a calling card has been glued to the inside It reads - 15 ELLIOT VALE S.E.3 Mr J.C HORTON 20th Battalion the London Regiment (The Queens Own) With full length leather shoulder strap , A little cracked but supple without any tears or rips Leather could possibly do with a feed but really in VGC Researchable item very collectable Part of a collection from a Private French Museum John Carbell Horton attested 05/04/1918 Officer Cadet Battalion East Surrey Rgiment
1933 GAU MUNCHEN COMMEMORATIVE BADGE Scarce Original 1933 Gau Munich Badge Awarded to participants of the "Beer Hall Putsch" Of 1923 by the Munich "Gau" of the NSDAP Circular Wreath with an inset 1933 dated Swastika And Inscription "UN IHR HABT DOCH GESIEGT " (And yet you have Conquered) Maker marked to rear - "DESCHLER U SOHN MUNCHEN" With a Small Brooch pin fitting. Part of a Small German collection Acquired via German Old Peoples Home !!
1933 OST HANNOVER GAUTAG / 1933 EAST HANNOVER DAY BADGE Very Scarce early "Day or Rally badge" Made of pressed brass / copper With high relief Hanoverian Horse & central Swastika Original pin fixing to the rear Some minor age staining / Verdigris But nothing I would not expect on an item of this age This badge was eventually raised to "Party Status" Being an early Nazi Decoration The latter version being of solid construction with a wide pin Very Collectable Scarce badge Direct veterans family purchase Priced to sell -This is no doubt the cheapest on the web !
1934 BAYR OSTMARK 25/02/1934 "OATH DAY" BADGE Original 1934 Gau Bayr Ostmark Badge Depicting a raised hand over the Swastika With the motto "TREVESCHWVR 25/02/1934" "GAU BAYR .OSTMARK" (This was the date a Million Nazi Officials gathered around Germany in various Rally's to Swear an oath to Adolf Hitler) White metal -(Steel ??) Partial hollow stamped construction Maker marked to rear - "R WACHTLER & LANGE MITTWEIDA SA." Part of a Small German collection Acquired via German Old Peoples Home !!
1934 NUREMBERG RALLY DAY BADGE Original 1934 Nuremberg Rally Badge "REICHSPARTEITAG 1934" Depicting a Germanic Knight Sword in hand & Swastika embellished shield Sold White Metal (Steel ??) construction Maker marked to rear- "L.CHR.LAUER. NURNBERG-BERLIN" With original rear pin fixing. Part of a Small German collection Acquired via German Old Peoples Home !!
1935 PATT M.V.S.N FIGHTING KNIFE Good Original Italian 1935 Patt MVSN knife Contained in correct black painted steel scabbard (Embossed Fascist Axe & M.V.S.N to the front ) With diagonal belt loop (Scabbard appears to have been repainted in the past ) Two piece shaped wooden grips held by 2 x rivets With steel pommel / end cap Grip has the letter Z heavily carved into it Sturdy Swept back cross guard (With no movement) 8.25 " heavy duty blade with reversed cutting edge Partially double edged upper edge being 7.5" long The lower edge approx. 5.25" in length O/A length in scabbard 13" Good honest piece getting harder to find Make a nice addition to any collection.
1935 REICHSPARTEITAG BADGE Original 1935 Party Day Badge Depicting a German Eagle over 3 x "Busts" SA Trooper in Kepi another in a Steel Helmet With Central bust of Adolf Hitler With the motto "REICHSPARTEITAG 1935" Bronzed Finish solid back Maker marked to rear - "LN 1790 " "LAUER NURNBERG." Part of a Small German collection Acquired via German Old Peoples Home !!
1938 DATED UN-USED ARP SHELL DRESSING Good Condition unused ARP Shell Dressing Dated Nov 1938 Complete with both cotton "ties"
1939 DATED BRITISH WARDENS HELMET Good sound black painted WW2 Brodie pattern helmet Shell being stamped BMB 1939 Liner marked 7 BMB 1 (1940 I think ) The rubber cross piece is obscuring the date It doesn’t appear to have ever moved and I’m not going to now With a standard Khaki webbing chin strap Small white “W” to the front Totally untouched as found wartime helmet In good sleepy condition
1939 DATED KD SIDE CAP WITH PLASTIC POLISH BUTTONS Good Clean WW2 KD side cap Lining clearly marked with date size and makers details - "6 3/4 A&J GELFER GLASGOW 1939 " The two front buttons show an uncrowned Polish Eagle Made of a silver finished brown plastic There are two small holes where a cap badge was once fitted Hardly noticeable from the outside But can be seen internally (Possibly a General Service badge was fitted) A nice clean KD side cap That would benefit from the addition of a cap badge.
1939 DATED OFFICERS WHISTLE WW2 British Officers Whistle Dated 1939 by J HUDSON & Co BIRMINGHAM Good clean honest Whistle
1939 DATED UN-USED ARP SHELL DRESSING Good Condition unused ARP Shell Dressing Dated Feb 1939 Complete with both cotton "ties"...
1939 PATT WW2 ITALIAN FIGHTING KNIFE & SCABBARD Good Original Italian 1939 Patt fighting knife Contained in correct black painted steel scabbard (With approx. 75% original finish ) With diagonal (Opening ?) belt loop Two piece wooden grips held by 3 x pins Thick & sturdy oval cross guard (With no movement) 8" heavy duty blade with the first 4" double edged O/A length in scabbard 13.5" Good honest piece getting harder to find Make a nice addition to any collection.
1940 DATED ARP WARDENS HELMET Unusual WW2 ARP Warden's Helmet Originally an Army helmet That's been re-painted Black over the original Khaki As per photo the shell is dated January 1940 The Oil Skin / Rexine liner appears un marked / dated The White "W" for Warden is very unusual It has been painted on material - Which in turn has been glued to the helmet. This appears totally Original not a "Later Addition" With Original military pattern chin strap Good clean condition With general wear commensurate with age Nothing to detract at all from the item
1940 DATED HOME GUARD BAYONET FROG British Leather Home Guard Bayonet Frog Back marked BH&G 1940 Good clean collectable condition No rips tears and all stitching still firm & in place
1940 DATED OFFICERS WHISTLE WW2 British Officers Whistle Dated 1940 by J HUDSON & Co BIRMINGHAM Good clean Whistle
1940's (?) HMS EXCELLENT POWDER COMPACT Absolutely Mint oval gilt metal Powder Compact Bearing the enamel insignia of HMS EXCELLENT Contained in a felt type material slip cover Appears never to have been used As such exceptional Collectors condition
1941 DATED LUFTWAFFE BELT & BUCKLE Good 1941 dated "Heavyweight" Brown leather belt, Size 95 with inner leather keeper tab Indistinct maker / issue marks "lgb" (?) With un-marked steel Luftwaffe Buckle Front of which has been polished The rear retains some original painted finish Still a very nice looking buckle With good detail to the central motif Large size belt in good collectable condition
1941 DATED OFFICERS WHISTLE WW2 British Officers Whistle Dated 1941 (Broad Arrow marked) By J HUDSON & Co BIRMINGHAM Good clean honest Whistle
1943 DATED FIRST FIELD DRESSING -MILITARY Good Condition unused "First Field Dressing" Dated Jan / June 1943 Some slight "Rust Marks" to the back
1943 DATED OFFICERS WHISTLE WW2 British Officers Whistle Dated 1943 (Broad Arrow marked) By J HUDSON & Co BIRMINGHAM Good honest Whistle
1944 DATED BRITISH "FUR" COLD WEATHER CAP 1944 Dated Cold Weather Cap Heavily quilted liner with makers label "H & B HOFFMAN & SONS LTD LONDON" Size 6 3/4 Fold down fur "Ear / neck flaps" Appears almost Mint Excellent display item
1945 DATED OFFICERS WHISTLE WW2 British Officers Whistle Dated 1945 (Broad Arrow marked) By J HUDSON & Co BIRMINGHAM Good clean honest Whistle
2 X ITALIAN FASCIST YOUTH PATCHES 2 x Original Woven Italian Fascist Youth cloth badges One with attached paper label to the back Good clean items & getting harder to find
3 X WW2 NAZI "TINNIES" Group of 3 x "Tinnies" All with pins & makers markings to the rear Condition as per photo's
3 X WW2 WHW PLASTIC REGIMENTAL FLAG PIN BADGES Lot of 3 x WHW Flag pin badges 2 X depicting Herman Goering's personal standard 1 x Yellow Swallow Tail Cavalry standard All with original pins and makers details to the reverse Came in as a lot of 3 will be sold the same
37 PATTERN WEBBING PISTOL HOLSTER DATED 1941 37 Patt Pistol Holster Blanco'd yellow Various issue stamps with a feint 1941 date Named to the inner body "FRASER" 481 Named to the back "CUTTER" 599 Snap button works ,brass rear belt fixings present and correct Good honest holster , names possibly researchable.
4 X 1915 DATED WOODEN "COASTERS" (FLEA MARKET FIND) Set of 4 wooden coaster's All dated 1915 Appear to be made from the tops of Cotton or Ribbon Reels Almost 4" across with a metal centre & edge The wooden part has numerous markings Not all very distinct But I can make out "--------------- BOBBIN Co LTD BLACKBURN" All have a separate date stamp of 1915 The back of each top has been covered in green felt So it can be used as a coaster. All are worn with some signs of age / wear & tear Knocks bangs etc. But honest items & very unusual Picked up this August in France (Flea Market) Unusual WW1 Memorabilia that can still be used !!
5 X BOER WAR CELLULIOD PICTURE PIN BADGES 5 X Boer War patriotic pin badges 2 X Boer Commanders (Piet Joubert & Paul Kruger) 3 X British Officers (Sir Ian Hamilton Sir Stewart White & ?) All with Original rear pin fixings, Came in as a lot as such being sold as one not individually Good cheap Boer War collectables
ANTIQUE SUMATRAN SEWAR KNIFE & SCABBARD Nice old Sumatran Sewar knife or dagger Slightly curved narrow 10" blade With a Heavily carved Dark horn pistol grip Contained in its original horn & wooden scabbard Carved top and bottom mounts Made from the same dark horn as the grip A very nice ornate example Of a rarely seen Indonesian dagger
ARMY 2 X PIECE ALUMINIUM BELT BUCKLE Good Original Army Aluminium Belt Buckle Lightweight "Parade" version Front Roundel being held on by 4 x tabs No makers marks, Minor surface marking to the rear of the buckle (Also appears to have "Candle Wax" on the reverse !) Will come off no problem Nice addition to any collection
ARMY STEEL BELT BUCKLE Good Original Army Belt Buckle All steel Combat type No makers marks, Retaining approx. 90% Original Green painted finish Some minor surface rusting / oxidisation Nice addition to any collection
ATS CAP BADGE (PLASTIC) Kings Crown "Plastic" ATS cap badge Maker marked to slider "JR & L LTD B'HAM"
AUSTRALIAN RETURNED SOLDIERS WOMENS AUXILIARY BADGE Unusual Australian R.S.S & AILA WOMENS AUXILIARY badge (Returned Soldiers Sailors & Airmen Imperial League Australia) Gilt metal badge with Imperial crown on the top Blue enamel outer circlet with central enamelled Australian flag Back with original pin back fixing Numbered (1913) with makers marks Not often seen in the a U.K. A good collectable badge in nice “as found” condition
AUSTRIAN 1898 SIGNUM MEMORIAE MEDAL Bronze Imperial Austrian Medal One side with the head of the Emperor - The reverse with a rectangular plaque inscribed- SIGNUM MEMORIAE (Token of Remembrance) Within a Laurel & Oak leaf wreath Dated "MDCCCXLV111-MDCCCXCV111" (1848-1898) Issued to all members Austro Hungarian forces On 31 October 1898 Commemorating 50 years of the Emperors reign On Red & White triangular ribbon. Good clean medal- See photo's for condition
BATTLE DAMAGED 1940 DATED BRITISH STEEL HELMET 1940 Dated (3/1940) British steel helmet With most of it's original Brown painted finish Inner shell with some surface rust Chin strap is missing - Though 1 x "End Loop" is still attached to the strap bracket Original oil cloth liner That appears to have taken the "Brunt" of the impact One liner mount has detached from the head band, Another has snapped -part of which is missing, As are the rubber "Buffers" on the site of the damage. One Finger is also missing The liner is marked - 7 TTC 11/1940 (Teddy Toy Company Dagenham) As can be seen the Crown has a fairly large "Dent" Whatever hit it did it with some considerable force. This appears period "Battle Damage" The dent being "Mirrored" in the damage to the liner. Good looking display item
BLACKENED 1939 PATT LEATHER BELT (HOME GUARD) 1939 Home Guard Pattern leather belt That has been blackened (Including the brass fittings) Can just make out a Broad Arrow & 41 no other markings Assume it was blackened by a HG member It's not been newly done & appears period Good clean wearable belt Leather is currently "Set " at 37" But should adjust out another 11" (Approx.) 5" one end & 6" the other (Approx.)
BOER WAR ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR PRINTED HANKIE Boer War Vintage Printed Handkerchief "THE ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR" Approx 16.75" x 17.5" in size Single sided printing Queen Victoria,Lord Roberts Map of South Africa ,OFS,Natal etc Along with musical score & words. Some foxing -minor age related stains (May possibly wash out) Has been folded for many years -needs an iron ! Nothing to detract from the item Good Collectable condition
BOER WAR GENTLEMAN IN KHARKI TRIVETT Brass Boer War Iron trivet Depicting the ever popular "GENTLEMAN IN KHARKI" Couple of small knocks - But nothing to detract from the item
BOER WAR SOUTH AFRICA 1900 CHOCOLATE TIN Boer War chocolate tin 100% ORIGINAL in as found condition Has lost almost all of its gilding but the Red pain is still there Still readable , just not as pretty as some that you see She's an Old lady at 120 and showing her years ! Still a collectable and atmospheric item
BORDER REGIMENT CAP BADGE Kings Crown White Metal Border Regiment cap badge. Original Red felt to centre with locking device on slider.
BOXED 1941 DATED LUCAS ELECTRIC LAMP No.1 Mint Lucas Electric Lamp No.1 Dated 1941 with Broad Arrow marking All original green painted finish With moveable "Black out " hood Carry handle & Belt hook In it's Original Lucas Box Good Collectable item In Unused -Mint Condition
BOXED ISRAELI "RAID ON ENTEBEE" MEDALLION 4 JULY 1976 Very unusual numbered Bronze Medallion Issued by the - Israel Government Coin & Medal Corporation Ltd. To commemorate the Israeli Commando Raid - Entebbe Airport Uganda on 4th July 1976 One side shows the IDF emblem & Olive Branch Entwined around a Israeli aircraft A Hebrew inscription With English translation - "Operation Johnathan 4th July 1976" Other side with a quote from Psalm 18:17 In Hebrew then again in English- "He sent from above then took me" Contained in a Blue cardboard box with circular insert Unusual item in Very good clean condition The Rescue Operation to free 106 passengers (Mainly Israeli nationals or of Jewish decent) From a hijacked Air France flight That had landed at Entebbe Airport in Uganda Took place on July 4th 1976 The mission was led by - Colonel Jonathan Netanyahu (Yoni) (Brother of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu) Who was killed in Action during an exchange of fire Between IDF Commando's & PLO / Ugandan troops He was in fact the only IDF Casualty on the operation It was named "Operation Jonathan" in memory of him
BOXED MINIATURE WW2 RAF MEDAL GROUP + BONE WINGS Original Boxed WW2 Miniature RAF Medal Group Consisting of - 39/45 & Burma Stars+ War & Defence Medals Also a well carved set of RAF Wings Made of either Bone or possibly Ivory Blue card box with a name and address on the back Found as seen at a S/East London boot fair (Add on the back -Plumstead London SE18)
BOXED WW2 WAR MEDAL WITH ISSUE SLIPS WW2 British War medal - In named Box of issue- Complete with 2 x paper slips 1 x Award slip 1 x Medal Office doc refusing a Defence Medal application Interesting paperwork -Possibly reasearchable
BRITISH 1887 MK111 SWORD BAYONET & SCABBARD 1887 MK11 Sword Bayonet Bright 18" un-fullered blade One side of blade with Crowned VR 89 (1889) Along with Wilkinson Sword Company London Other side with Broad Arrow WD and various re-issue marks (1895 & 1900) [Pressed Leather grips held by 2 x steel rivets Polished Steel Hilt & Stepped Cross Guard Freely working push stud Complete in Brass Mounted Black Leather Scabbard (Bottom Mount with proof marks) Very nice looking Bayonet In extremely good collectable condition
BRITISH 1940 PATT CAVALRY WATER BOTTLE / CARRIER Scarce 37/40 Patt Cavalry water bottle & carrier Stamped "MECO 1941" Never been blancoe'd in exceptional condition Only fault is one half of the strap popper is missing Looks like it may never have been fitted properly It's not pulled through or damaged the webbing Complete with felt covered water bottle
BRITISH LIA3 SLR BAYONET & SCABBARD LIA3 SLR Bayonet & original Scabbard Blackened Hilt, pommel grips and cross guard Following markings to the grip plates-(Metal) LIA3 9600257 F60 Blackened Bowie type blade again marked F60 Contained in standard Black Gloss painted No.5 Scabbard Some wear but a good example of a classic British Bayonet
BRITISH NO.4 MK11 BAYONET IN VICTORY PLASTICS SCABBARD MK11 Spike Bayonet Socket maker marked LB one side (Partial stamping) (Long Branch) In Victory Plastics scabbard Scabbard fitted with purpose made webbing frog Good clean collectable condition
BRITISH PRIVATE PURCHASE CIVIL DEFENCE HELMET Unusual WW2 period Private Purchase Helmet Very similar in design to a standard Brodie type The helmet is lined with Sorbo Rubber With a central crown pad The Leather chin strap is simply riveted to the helmet body Helmet retains approx 90% of its original grey painted finish With some surface rusting Unusual example not often seen No doubt one of the myriad of helmets produced either In the late 1930’s or directly after Dunkirk Good sound condition collectable helmet
BRITISH SLR BAYONET L1A3 Bayonet in its original steel scabbard
BRITISH WATERBOTTLE IN 1918 DATED LEATHER CRADLE WW2 British Green enamel water bottle With felt cover and cork / stopper Contained in a leather skeleton cradle and shoulder strap The only markings are a G (Broad arrow) on the cradle front And a makers stamp and date of 1918 on the strap I not been able to photograph it , its not too clear to the eye AND right on the looped section going through the D ring There may be additional markings on the inner cradle, But the bottles well in and won't budge much I don't want to risk damaging the leather by pulling it out Possibly Home Guard or early war Army issue Nice item in good collectable condition
BRITISH WW1 No.22 PIPPIN RIFLE GRENADE Good "Relic" WW1 Pippin rifle Grenade Rusted all over but solid Rod slightly shorter than usual (10.5") Totally inert empty no explosives at all Nice collectable example UK POSTAGE ONLY
BRONZE ITALIAN FASCIST MEDAL HEAD OF MUSSOLINI Bronze circular medallion / medal Approx. 4cm across One side with the head of Benito Mussolini The other with lines of writing / script No idea what its for or commemorates (Sorry !) Some minor discolouration as per photo Otherwise a good collectable item and very unusual.
BRONZE Q/C ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS CAP BADGE Good quality Q/C RA Officers Cap Badge Bronze finished-With "Moving Wheel" Rear Blade fixings Nice badge
BRONZE ROYAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE Bronze Officers Kings Crown R.E cap badge. George 6th Cypher -Double Blade back
CAPTURED 1891 MOSIN NAGANT SOCKET BAYONET IN AUSTRIAN SCABBARD Russian 1891 Socket Bayonet With Original proof marks & numbers to the elbow In a sheet steel "Ersatz" Scabbard With crudely shaped / attached frog stud Both bayonet and scabbard are heavily blued and oiled The Austro -Hungarian's captured thousands of Nagants Along with the relevant socket bayonets These were re-issued to Austrian troops in replacement scabbards This is what we have here A number of these surfaced in the last few years in Romania They are no longer readily available As such are fairly uncommon on the UK market
CASED BRITISH 1944 DATED FOLDING SAW KIT Cased WW2 Folding Saw Complete with all its handles extra tool Blade etc. Designed to be either a one or two man saw Blade marked & dated 1944 As is the canvas pouch Unusual bit of kit Good for vehicle display or reenactments etc.
CASED WW1 BRITISH BINOCULARS (1917) Private Purchase British Binoculars In a 1917 dated leather case inscribed with owners name Binoculars appear to be early as in Boer War Period With a blackened brass body with adjustable eye pieces With sliding lens sun shades The eye pieces are maker marked- "HEATH & Co Ltd - NEW ELTHAM LONDON" Originally the body would have had a leather covering This is now missing But appears to have been like this for some considerable time The Brown Leather case is interesting It is Broad Arrow stamped on the body The lid is marked H* J.CRIPPS 1917 Under the lid it has been named as follows- SGT G.H STEPHENS The base of the case is also marked- 265732 G.M.P All lops and stitching are still sound Some minor surface cracking to the lid securing strap Does not effect the closure at all The shoulder strap has long been reduced to a carry handle Good collectable item & possibly researchable Lenses are clear with out damage (If not a tad dirty ) Leather work could do with a feed or polish But this is exactly how I received them Part of a collection from a Private French Museum
CASED WW2 BRITISH BINOCULARS WW2 (Though I can't see a date) British Binoculars With sighting graticule and 1944 dated case Lenses are un damaged though need a clean Black painted finish to brass body That is obscuring most of the markings Though serial numbers are visible As are Government Broad Arrows (In the right light) Some wear to the leather body covering Minus neck strap- Otherwise appear to be a good honest pair of Bins 1937 Pattern webbing carry case with shoulder strap (Also has belt fixings to the rear) Marked M.W & S Ltd 1944 A little grubby but again a honest piece No doubt these have always been together Came from a long established collection of 50 or so years
CASED WW2 JAPANES ORDER OF THE RISING SUN 8TH CLASS Vintage Japanese "Order of the Rising Sun" (8th Class) Silver Medal mounted on it's Original silk ribbon With rear "Hook & Eye suspension In original velvet lined Black Lacquered Box Small chip to the lacquer on the lid Medal has "Toned Down" with age Good looking collectable medal
CIVIL DEFENCE AFS FIREMANS AXE AND BELT CARRIER Wooden Hilted "AFS" hand axe Complete with Black Webbing belt carrier Head is stamped- "LONDON AFS 17148" Also appears to be a mans Service number on the hilt "263654" (Numbers are a little indistinct ) Webbing Carrier complete with Belt loops & Straps Patent Button attached - Stating "Made under Licence" Good Original Axe & Carrier Axe has been left in "Un-cleaned" condition Metal work with "Rust Patina" Would easily clean off with minimal effort. Wooden hilt in good clean condition
CONTROL COMMISSION GERMANY INSIGNIA LOT Good Just Post War CCG Cloth insignia lot Comprising of - Nice quality pair of slip on epaulettes For Civilian Military Government Officer Green felt with yellow embroidered wording and edges Control Commission Germany embroidered arm patch With attached small gilt metal and enamel CCG pin
CSM BAR NORTHERN IRELAND - ROYAL ENGINEERS Court Mounted CSM with Northern Ireland bar. Correctly named to - 25065186 SPR A.R PARKER RE Nice clean medal in good collectable condition
DE-ACT WW2 GERMAN FLARE PISTOL (1939 DATED) 1939 Dated German Flare Pistol. Marked with the German Eagle & Swastika Blackened Metal work & Black / Brown chequered Bakelite Grips.Can be Broken,Cocked & Dry Fired, With Home Office Certificate of De-activation. PLEASE NOTE UK SALES ONLY
DUTCH BEAUMONT 1873 NAVAL SWORD BAYONET A Scare Dutch Bayonet for the 1873 naval rifle (Only 5400 Rifles were actually produced) Very similar in design to the French 1866 Chassepot Bayonet Ribbed Brass grip with long leaf spring secured by a large screw If you look carefully the short spring holes are visible When converted it would have been removed The longer pattern put in and holes filled with Brass The cross guard is also dated 1872 with a serial number The Yataghan blade has a Dutch inspection mark But no other markings Contained in its steel scabbard Brass hilt appears to have been cleaned at some point Scratches visible round the push stud Hilt has taken on a orangey yellow brass colour Cross guard and blade have a dark patina to them Blade having some very old and raised surface corrosion Some random light spider web type marks nothing drastic ! the scabbard is also dark in colour matching the cross guard With some light to medium pitting Again nothing drastic -Just part of its age A seldom seen bayonet in Good collectable condition I have seen these "In the Bright" listed for best part of £400 On continental websites !
EARLY INDIAN PESH-KABZ DAGGER Old Quality Indian Dagger of Pesh-Kabz form Heavy "T Backed Recurving Blade Almost 10" long & 2" wide at the hilt 4.5" hilt made of either "Bone or Ivory" ( I Suspect it's bone) Good looking "Tactile" knife In good "Collectable Condition"
EARLY POSS WW1 BRITISH FIELD SERVICE SIDE CAP Unusual British FS Cap Very slim (only 4.5" tall) and small in size (10.5" long) Very well made of a heavy cotton material, With a waterproofed lining and cotton liner band Inner lining marked in blue pen(/) B-2 Two x small General Service buttons to the front Mounted with a small Queens Regiment cap badge This is not a reproduction, and shows definite age Not standard WW2 issue cap There's a couple of possibilities , WW1, Cadet or even Indian A nice looking FS cap in good worn condition
EARLY SPANISH VENDETTA / PUNAL DAGGER / KNIFE 19th Century Spanish Dagger of Punal form In need of some restoration (Project I bought & never got round to doing ! ) Blade approx. 8.25" long (Missing the very tip) With line engraved decoration to one side Bulbous wooden grip With some original Silver wire inlay (1 1/2 "Lines") (Most is now missing but easily replaced) Front "Collar" mount present - But has come apart on the join. End cap missing -As per photo I've left "As Is" not got round to restoring it myself A fairly easy job that would greatly improve- Both the look & value of the item
EARLY TEAR DROP SHAPED RAF OFFICERS CAP BADGE Excellent condition pre WW2 RAF Officers Cap Badge on "Tear Drop " Black Cloth backing. High relief Bullion wire Crown & lower wreath- Large Gilt Metal Eagle. Original Paper Backing-With additional "Popper Studs" added for removal from the cap -Normally associated with "Tropical Kit"
EDWARD VIII NATIONAL DEFENCE COMPANY CAP BADGE Large circular Brass cap badge For the National Defence Company The NDC was a voluntary reserve unit of the British Army Tasked with Home Defence in the event of war Comprising of ex soldiers between the ages of 45-60 The unit existed between 1936 & 1939 When transferred to the Regular Army Becoming Home Service Battalion's Duties including guarding of POW'S ,Vunerable areas etc.
ENAMELLED 1914 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE Gilt metal & Blue Enamel 1914 "ON WAR SERVICE" badge. Maker marked to rear (W.J DINGLEY B'HAM) Very small chip to enamel (By the 1 on 1914)
ENAMELLED 1915 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE Gilt metal & Blue / White Enamel 1915 "ON WAR SERVICE" badge. Maker marked & numbered to rear (J.R GAUNT LONDON)
FINNISH M28 SKY ISSUE NAGANT BAYONET & SCABBARD Finnish Civil Guard Issue M28 Bayonet & Scabbard Bright single edged 11.75" blade (Very slight chip on it) Manufactured by "HACKMAN & Co" Bright cross guard marked with KE Pre 1933 Civil Guard inspection marks From the SAKO facility (Chief Inspector Kosti Eakola) Dark wood grips held in place by smooth rivets Freely working blued press stud Numbered on the top of the handle between the grips Complete in blued smooth patt M35 Scabbard Nice clean bayonet Minor Rust speckles to the Scabbard Slight chip to blade (As mentioned) Small scrape on one grip All in all a Good Collectable piece Becoming scarcer in good condition
FINNISH PUKKO KNIFE & SCABBARD - NAMED BLADE Good Quality Finnish Pukko knife With "Curley Birch" hilt / handle & Crowned lion transfer. Single edged blade just under 4.5" long With makers name etc. to one side (Unfortunately I've no idea what it say's !!) Contained in its original embossed leather scabbard Blade has been sharpened at some point Leaving 2 x very minor edge "chips"-Hardly noticeable Could easily be re-sharpened and removed Nice quality knife with some age Good collectable condition
FRAMED & GLAZED WW1 FRENCH CAVALRY MEDAL GROUP Good Original WW1 French Medal / Document group Framed group of 4x WW1 medals- Croix de Guerre with additional Bronze star on ribbon (Mentioned in dispatches at Brigade level) Croix du Combattant French WW1 Victory Medal 14/18 Commemorative War Medal Attached to a named WW1 "Certificate of Service" type doc The recipient was a "Cavalry Sub Officer" (Marechal des Logis equivalent of a Sargent ?) In the 8th Light Cavalry Regiment (8 Regiment De Chasseurs a Cheval) Battle honours on the certificate for- The Marne, Champagne, Yser and Verdun (The MID Star may have been for Verdun) Wooden frame approx. 18" x 14" Some water marks and general age related wear, But a good honest Original WW1 grouping To a decorated Cavalryman Worthy of research (If at all possible) Please note- Postage is a guestimate due to the size and glass. I will pack as well as possible and may alter postage costs Both up OR Down if need be !
FREE STATE DANZIG COPPER ASHTRAY Pressed Copper Ashtray With embossed crest of "Free State Danzig" Front has been cleaned. Back with Original dark patina.
FRENCH 1859 ITALIAN WAR MEDAL 1859 Italian Campaign Medal For the Franco Austrian war (Italian war of Independence) France allied itself to Italy / Sardinia Against the Austrian Empire Bust of Napoleon III to one side The other has the names of 6 Major Battles Good clean Medal With a length of Original Ribbon
FRENCH 1874 GRAS BAYONET & SCABBARD MATCHING No.s Exceptional French 1874 Gras Bayonet Along with its scabbard both with matching No.s Scabbard with almost 100% original blue Brass has toned down with a nice dark patina Wooden grips in excellent condition Blade with almost 100% factory polish Spine marked by the Tulle Arsenal & dated 1877 No pitting no damage one of the best 1874's I've ever seen Make an excellent addition to any collection Admittedly not cheap but it's a "Cracker" !! REDUCED FROM £125 - £95
FRENCH 1886 LEBEL BAYONET & SCABBARD 1st type French 1886 Lebel Bayonet With non removable white metal (German Silver ) hilt Retaining its original hooked quillion often removed in WW1 (Being totally discarded from 1916 onwards ) With a chequered finger push catch And full length cruciform blade Said to have been designed after the Franco Prussian War With the direct intent of going through German Great Coats ! With its original tubular steel scabbard One small dink to the scabbard (Shrapnel ??) Some slight marking to the hilt Otherwise in extremely good shape Classic French Bayonet in nice collectable condition
FRENCH 1895 PATT HORIZON BLUE TUNIC 1895 Pattern (?) French tunic In Horizon Blue cloth with Red cuffs and collars 9 x Half Ball buttons to the front 3 x Half Ball buttons to each cuff 6 x Half Ball buttons to the back skirts Original Hook and Eye collar closures and collar studs Inside is fully lined / quilted with 2 x internal pockets Stamped inside "M.TRADNOUEZ PARIS" (Possibly a theatre / film prop marking) It's old has had numerous nibbles and repairs Some better done than others ! The lining is stained and marked But its original displays very well really looks the part Picked up recently in France Would make a nice addition to any collection
FRENCH INFANTRY OFFICERS NECK GORGET 1830-1848 Unusual French Officers Gorget Gilded brass body with attached white metal Gallic Rooster With original brass suspension buttons still attached Worn during the reign of Louis Phillip 1 (The July Monarchy 1830-1848) 100% genuine item In good collectable condition Not often seen in the UK (One of a small collection recently purchased)
FRENCH ST HELENA MEDAL 1792-1815 French Napoleonic Wars Campaign Medal Instituted in 1857 by Napoleon III For service between 1792-1815 Crowned "Chocolate Bronze" Medal Bust of Napoleon I to one side The other with - "Campaigns 1792-1815" "To His Companions in Glory His Last Thought" "St Helena 5 May 1821" With length of Original Ribbon
GENERAL SERVICE BADGE (PLASTIC) Kings Crown "Plastic" General Service Corps badge. Double Blade rear fixing- maker marked "A.STANLEY & SONS WALSALL"
GENUINE WW1 PENNY PIECES VARIOUS DATES Small lot of WW1 Copper Pennies All with some wear commensurate with age But all with readable dates etc Ideal for living history Small gifts etc. I will try to supply the date year requested Otherwise a random coin will be sent
GEORGE VI NATIONAL DEFENCE COMPANY CAP BADGE Small brass slider back cap badge For the National Defence Company The NDC was a voluntary reserve unit of the British Army Tasked with Home Defence in the event of war Comprising of ex soldiers between the ages of 45-60 The unit existed between 1936 & 1939 When transferred to the Regular Army Becoming Home Service Battalion's Duties including guarding of POW'S ,Vunerable areas etc.
GERMAN 14/18 HONOUR CROSS & DOCUMENT, Original 1914 - 18 German Honour Cross & Award Document
GERMAN COMMERCIAL M3 KNIFE & SCABBARD Post War Commercially made M3 type fighting knife With 6.5" blade (Faded plumb coloured finish) Shaped Cross guard and chequered composite grips In its original clone US M8AI Scabbard With webbing frog / belt loop and leg ties These appear to have been made by Eickhorn In the late 1960's -1970's Very good if not unissued / used condition
GERMAN MADE M7 LONG BAYONET & SCABBARD Seldom seen M7L Bayonet & Scabbard Export piece manufactured by Eickhorn in Germany ? Standard checkered black composition plastic grips With Grey finished mounting catch and muzzle ring Pommel has a central screw rather than peened over Double edged 9" blade with 75-80% finish Wood effect scabbard with top mount stamped US M8A1 With integral webbing frog & wire belt hanger. No other markings at all Scare bayonet not often seen in good collectable condition.
GERMAN OFFICERS "LETTER OPENER" SWORD Miniature Lion's Head "Letter Opener" Sword Cast Alloy Hilt / Knuckle Bow Plated 6.5" Blade O/A length 7.45" (Approx) Typical 1920's Souvenir piece Hilt has a dark grey finish Blade has some minor plating loss Good collectable item See pics for condition
GERMAN REICHSWEHR BELT BUCKLE Post WW1 and Pre Third Reich Reichswehr Belt Buckle One piece stamped buckle In good if not slightly rubbed / worn condition Not often seen collectible item
GERMAN SHORT DRESS BAYONET & SCABBARD Very nice 1930's / Pre war German Dress Bayonet Very clean 8" carbine type blade Maker marked - "E PACK & SOHNE SOLINGEN" Nickel plated cross guard and birds head pommel (Some very minor marking to pommel area) Working press stud & original Green felt in the mortice slot Hard chequered plastic grips Held in place with screw bolts rather than rivets (Indicating earlier rather than later production) Black enamelled scabbard with some minor paint loss With it's black Patent leather frog This has some marks and congealing to the finish The imprint of the grip chequering being clearly visible But totally authentic and original to the bayonet A really nice clean bayonet In very collectable condition
GERMAN SPORTS BADGE RECORD BOOK Nice Original Record Book For the German Sports Badge With entries from 1934-1940 Owners photo stamped - "Gymnasium Heidelberg" Some minor creases -Edge damage etc But a Good Collectable item
GILT METAL Q/C ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS CAP BADGE Excellent quality Q/C RA Officers Cap Badge Fire Gilt finished-With "Moving Wheel" Rear Loop fixings Difficult to improve on
GOOD 18TH CENTURY INDIAN BULOVA FIGHTING AXE Very nice Bulova Fighting axe Approx. 36.5" long With an 8" double crescent shaped head (Decorated with punch markings to both sides) Shaft appears to be hardwood of some sort Top end with metal banding etc. The bottom with a metal end cap and stylised spike A very nice axe- Displays well but is also good in the hand Well balanced and no doubt deadly .
GOOD QUALITY FILIPINO BARONG & SCABBARD Good Old Filipino Barong & Scabbard 12" leaf shaped blade with a copper collar Two piece bulbous dark wood grips (Teak or Mahogany ?) Contained in a two piece shaped wooden scabbard The throat of which is shaped to fit the grips (Held together by copper pins / nails) With a simple (Added) leather belt loop / frog Similar in what is seen on Kukri's Not a tourist piece possibly a wartime bring back In good used condition. Some old damage to the grip and scabbard (Both wood) Splits and cracks -nothing more They are all stable , have been well repaired In truth hardly noticeable Unusual & Collectable item not often seen in the UK In as already said nice clean condition.
GSM BAR CYPRUS RAF GSM Bar Cyprus Correctly named to - 4174348 LAC A.J SPILLER RAF Good clean collectable medal
HALLMARKED SILVER ARP BADGE Excellent quality H/M Silver ARP Badge Half moon fixing to rear
HAND MADE WW2 POLISH EAGLE WOODEN PLAQUE Unusual -If not "One Off" wooden plaque Approx 5.5" x 6" in size Made of 3 x pieces of wood The central piece being a highly detailed depiction, Of a Crowned Polish Eagle As worn / used by the Free Polish forces in the UK The rear has a carved dedication- "TO OUR FRIENDS - FROM FELEK & ROMEK 26-2-43" With a short period suspension chain. No doubt made by Polish Servicemen Possibly billeted with a family ? Cracking display item -If only it could talk !!
HEAVYWEIGHT "VICTORIAN" COTTON WORK / STABLE JACKET Very large & somewhat "Grubby" Victorian / Edwardian white cotton working jacket Unusual -It has 3 x pockets 1x Breast & 2 x lower 5x Brass buttons to the front (Victorian GS) 2x Victorian GS Buttons on the epaulet's Stand up collar with "Badge Marks" One lower arm shows the imprint of a "Kings Crown" As can be seen in the photo's This is Large possibly an "Over Jacket" Or Working Tunic of some sort Can't find any issue stamps at all. It's somewhat grubby round the Collar ,Cuffs & Pockets Victorian Buttons appear original ? As already stated it's had collar badges & a sleeve "Crown" Long since removed - Leaving "Holes" where the lugs went through the material Good condition -Could possibly go with a light clean !
HITLER YOUTH EAGLE DRUM HANGER Original Cast Brass / Bronze HJ Drum Hanger With Black leather belt loop Good condition With associated age wear
HM SILVER MOUNTED RIFLE BRIGADE OFFICES POUCH
HMSO-BOMBER COMMAND Air Ministry account of Bomber Command's offensive against the Axis September 1939-July 1941. Good used condition Please note this may or may not have- "An odd loose or creased page"
HOME FRONT V FOR VICTORY ENAMEL LAPEL BADGE Blue Enamel & Gilt Metal patriotic lapel badge. Half moon rear fixing. Good clean condition
IMPERIAL GERMAN -BAVARIAN 1874 KRIEGERBUND BADGE Unusual Franco Prussian War Bavarian Veterans Badge 1874 dated Shield shaped badge- With a Bavarian lion & Stamped- "BAYER KRIEGERBUND" With Blue & White silk ribbons attached Printed with- "REICHENSWAND" & "VET SOLDATEN VEREIN" Original pin back fixing Maker Marked-" DESCHLER & SOHN MUNCHEN" Good collectable badge In very good condition
IMPERIAL GERMAN -PRE WW1 MOUNTED MEDAL GROUP Scarce Pre WW1 Medal Grouping Comprising of- Bavarian 1866 Austro Prussian War Cross Franco-Prussian 1870/71 War Medal Swing Mounted on a trapezoid pin back bar. Good Scarce combination to a Bavarian Soldier. Who would have fought with the Austrians against the Prussians in 1866, Then alongside the Prussians in 1870/71 against the French. 1897 Wilhelm 1 Centenary Medal
IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY OFFICERS PRIVATE PURCHASE TUNIC WW2 IJA Lightweight Officers tunic Similar in style to the type 98 tunic but not quite the same Made of good quality lightweight Olive Drab cotton material With partial lining - Arms ,shoulders and both inner sides / breast area. (Leaving an unlined back section) Two internal pockets and an embroidered "Kanji" The collar has its original hook and eye throat closures Both the collar and jacket cuffs have liner attachment studs Jacket is single breasted, With 5 x flat gold coloured buttons to the front 2 x button down breast pockets With scalloped pocket flaps & 2 x flapped hip pockets There's also medal mounts ( x2 ?) to the chest With evidence on the collar of rank insignia being removed A couple of small moth nips to the back A 1.25" x 2" L shaped field repair to one lower edge (Very well executed ) Otherwise in very god condition. Collar insignia could easily be replaced Make a nice addition to any WW2 Far East collection.
IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVAL CAP TALLY Full length Japanese cap tally Approx 39.5" long (1 x meter) With gold printed Japanese Characters Swallow tail each end with gold anchor Unusual item in very good (If not folded) condition
ITALIAN 1870/87/15 PATT VETTERLI CARCANO BAYONET Good example of an Italian 1870 Vetterli Bayonet conversion On entering WW1 Italy found it was short of arms Many older Vetterli rifles had their barrels re sleeved To except the standard 1891 Mannlicher Carcano round The original Sword bayonets were over 20" long These were shortened to bring them in line with the 1891's This example is an early 1870 -It has a long leaf spring (Opposed to the latter ones with a short leaf spring) The 9.5" blade is marked "TERNI" within an oval The numbered cross guard has had it's quillion removed Grips are wooden ,secured by two screws In its shortened brass mounted Black leather scabbard With a standard 1891 Pattern Green leather frog These bayonets although converted for WW1, Also saw some service in the Spanish Civil War and WW2 Good collectable bayonet with age patina , a nice item
ITALIAN 1891 PATT CARCANO BAYONET SCABBARD & FROG 1891 Pattern Mannlicher-Carcano bayonet Single edged 12" blade, Maker marked -"TERNI" within an oval, to one side A small letter "n" to the other Wooden grips secured by domed rivets Straight numbered cross guard with muzzle ring Contained in its brass mounted leather scabbard Complete with correct Green leather belt frog All metalwork shows some patina commensurate with age (This in no way detracts from the item) Leather has slight crazing, But is solid, strong and not torn split or damaged Would no doubt benefit with a wax over but this is how I obtained it and I leave as found (For the new owner to do with as they please) Good collectable bayonet in nice sleepy as found condition
ITALIAN BERSAGLIERI MORETTO HAT Iconic Italian Bersaglieri "Vaira" or "Moretto" Black wide brimmed hat decorated with a flowing plume Of Black Capercaillie or Grouse feathers Mounted with the badge of the 26th Bersaglieri regiment Crossed rifles against a flaming grenade (With 26 Central) Against a rosette of the Italian National colours Hard to date but I'd guess its post war There's no real difference between wartime / Postwar caps A hard felt body with a thin leather covering Leather chin strap etc. This example has some wear commensurate with age Silk centre boss on the plume has partially worn away An extra hole was made in the brim, to accept a plume (Not being used and closed up as well as possible) The internal chin strap suspension mount / loop Has detached one end, The helmet still sits well & the chin strap is still firmly attached Little things that could be improved upon Without too much difficulty at all. A striking piece of Headgear Would make a nice addition to any collection (The website photo's do not do this item justice !! )
ITALIAN COLONIAL FASCIST MEDAL FOR ETHIOPIA Unusual Bronze Italian Fascist Medal. Front showing the head of a colonial Soldier ,with an Ethiopian "Native" (Wearing a head dress) & Fascist Axe Behind, Reverse shows a Fascist Standard ,Weapons & the title for Ethiopia & Italy .
ITALIAN FASCIST FINGER RING - HEAD OF MUSSOLINI Small white metal finger ring Possibly for Fascist Youth or a woman Due to the very small size Showing a Helmeted head of Mussolini Shanks decorated with a Dagger one side A crossed Pick and Shovel / Wheat sheaf on the other No makers marks at all Good honest genuine item
ITALIAN SIGNAL MORTAR
LARGE VICTORIAN (?) BOWIE KNIFE & SCABBARD Large Antique Bowie Knife 10" Clip Point Blade (About 1.25" at it's widest point) White metal collar & elliptical shaped cross guard Nicely shaped hardwood grip approx. 5.5" long inc collar Brown leather scabbard with tooled gilt decoration White metal top mount with simple frog stud attached Unfortunately missing it's bottom mount. No markings at all on the knife or scabbard Has obvious age and is of good quality Possibly European -I really don't know Some scratches to the blade and minor finger marks (I'm sure these would polish out without too much effort) Couple of very minor marks on the wooden grip Some minor scuffing to the scabbard leather Again nothing a good feed and or polish couldn't sort out All in all a nice old bowie In good collectable condition
LARGE WW1 GERMAN 21CM ARTILLERY SHELL CASE WW1 Imperial German Brass Shell case For the 21cm Howitzer 2 X Cases on offer - Head stamps of both are shown Both dated 1918 (FEB & MARCH) Impressive looking case Good collectable condition Due to weight restrictions UK POSTAGE ONLY Please contact for postage cost's - Collection possible North Kent area
LARGE WW1 PATRIOTIC CELLULOID FLAG PIN Unusual WW1 Patriotic Flag pin, Actual pin is approx 5.5cm tall. With attached Celluloid "Flag" depicting the WW1 Allies, Great Britain, France, Belgium & Imperial Russia
LUFTWAFFE 2 X PIECE ALUMINIUM BELT BUCKLE Good Original Luftwaffe Aluminium Belt Buckle Lightweight "Parade" version Front Roundel being held on by 4 x tabs No makers marks, Only "Fault" is a slight dent to the center of the Eagle Nice addition to any collection
MATCHED PAIR OF WW1 / WW2 CANDLE TRENCH LAMPS Good matched pair of Trench lanterns / lights (Looking very similar to vintage carriage lamps) Standing approx. 8" tall with a heavy circular base Sturdy rear carrying handles (With key hole mounting slot) Drop down slotted "Black out Cover" over the lenses With separate internal opening lenses One goes on top of the other One dropping down the other opening outwards Removable top or chimney mounts With spring loaded candle mounts to the bottom (Unscrew the bottom put in your candle and the spring pushes it up) Both lights have sliding up side inspection doors - One moves freely the other appears to be stuck Both with an old black painted finish I don't think this is original but it is of some age Some dents and dings , but no major damage One inner lens cover has become detached at the wire hinge But could be re-soldered as per originally done Can't see a date on either lamp But can make out a Broad Arrow on one of them Nice looking display items In good honest condition
MATCHED PAIR WW2 "HG" HOME GUARD SLIP ON SHOULDERS Good Original pair Black on Green -HG Shoulder titles Some very slight moth to the face of both of them Not at all noticeable Part of a small lot to one HG member Recently purchased Nice Collectable condition
MILITARY GRADE VINTAGE SIRUPATE KUKRI & SCABBARD Unusual Vintage Sirupate bladed Kukri Of good quality and believed to be Military quality 15" Blade of narrow "Grass" type Rather than "Broad Leaf" type thats often seen Spine of the blade has three very shallow fullers Along with a series of dots (for decoration ?) Blade has the traditional Cho notch near the hilt The blade has an obvious grain to it Is possibly hand forged as slight ripples are visible in the light Although the blade was once sharpened its now fairly dull Can be held without loosing your fingers But this is something that could be remedied easily ! Hilt material appears to be of carved wood , Its has a few knocks and bangs over the years Has had repairs and been over varnished The Butt cap being of simple shaped metal Overall from blade tip to the hilt its an impressive 19" long The scabbard appears to be made of wood With KD Material glued / applied to cover it The belt loop is made of a webbing type material Obtained locally from the son of a WW2 / Korean War Vet Impressive looking Kukri that looks like its done its bit ! Nice collectable item that if sharpened would still do its job !
MINIATURE AFS LAPEL BADGE Excellent quality AFS Lapel Badge Approx 2cm x 1.2cm in size Half moon rear fixing Maker marked -"KENART"
MINIATURE ARP BUTTON HOLE BADGE Excellent quality ARP Lapel Badge Approx 2cm x 1.2cm in size Half moon rear fixing Appears to be un-marked Silver
MOUNTED 14/18 HONOUR CROSS & NAZI 25YR SERVICE CROSS Nicely mounted WWI veterans medal group 1914 / 18 Honour Cross -Without Swords (Non Combatant's) 25 Yr Nazi Faithful Service Cross (Civilian) On original ribbons With rear pin mounting Good collectable condition
NAMED / DATED WW2 RA OFFICERS TUNIC / CAP ETC. 82ND WEST AFRICAN DIV Unusual Wartime named & dated RA Officers tunic Complete with Side Cap, Sam Browne Belt & Cross Strap, Un-dated white metal whistle on lanyard 4 X Pocket tunic-Shoulder rank of Captain Complete with all buttons -Both Collar Badges etc. 82nd West African "Div Sign"-on each arm Large embroidered / padded badges Approx 2" x 2.5" in size With attached medal ribbons- 39/45 & Burma Stars,War & Defence Medals Named & Dated tailors label to inside pocket (BERNARD WETHERILL LTD CONDUIT ST W1) To " 40154 W.F MALLENDER-31-10-42" Private Purchase Officers Side Cap (GIEVES & Co OLD BOND STREET) With Bronzed GS Buttons (No Cap Badge fitted) With heavy duty Sam Browne Belt & Cross Strap In my own collection for at least 10 years Exactly how I obtained it- Worthy of full research (Didn't get round to it !) Only "Faults"- A Couple of small moth holes to the side cap One Div sign has a small "Nip" to the black edging No hole in the badge just a break to the "Chain Stitch" One epaulette has become partially unstitched Small edge section where side cap has been pushed through Over all a very nice looking lot Displays well -Excellent investment potential
NAMED 1915 DATED DERBY SCHEME ARMBAND 1915 Dated Khaki Derby Scheme armband With Applied Red Crown Issue number & Army Council stamp inside With what appear to be very some old fixing buttons These do turn up and are in no means rare (Though getting harder to pick up in decent condition) What makes this one "Special" Is the Original owner has inked in both his name and address To the inner lining (along with the date of issue) It belonged to - "WALTER BROOKS" of 16 LAVINGHAM AVENUE SEFTON PARK LIVERPOOL 20-12-1915 A couple of minor moth nibbles as can be seen in the photo's Otherwise in good condition A real opportunity to research who Walter Brooks was Where did he serve & did he survive the Great War ?
NAMED VIETNAM WAR PERIOD 101ST AIRBORNE DRES TUNIC Four Pocket US Dress tunic Badged to the 101st Airborne Named and dated inside- "CPL G.T BUSE VIETNAM 1969" Second label inside the pocket again shows- "55LD CPL G.T BUSE SAIGON 1969" Tunic has medal ribbons attached via clutch back fixings Unit Citation - South Vietnam Gallantry cross Long Service Good Conduct Medal Vietnam Service Medal with 2 x Silver Stars (Indicating participation in 10 campaign periods) South Vietnamese Campaign Medal National Defence Medal Airborne Infantry Oval Pocket patch (509th ?) Appears to be missing a C.I.B award (Pin Holes visible above the LSGC) Jump wing also missing (Pin Holes visible on oval backing) Both US Collar Discs missing clutch back fixings A Cracking looking display item Possibly traceable with the name dates etc on the label
NAMED WW1 BRITISH HOLSTER + SAM BROWNE BELT WW1 Period Sam Brown belt & attached holster Un-dated / Un-marked Belt & Cross strap In good used condition With attached leather holster Marked under the "Flap" "CAPT HANHAM 25TH F.AMB" Holster minus "End Plug" Rear "Suspension loop" secured by 2 x Wire fixings Otherwise all stitching tight & secure Both belt & Holster could do with "A Feed" Good research project (Possibly an Australian ??)
NAMED WW2 DEFENCE MEDAL -CAPTAIN L MITCHELL WW2 Defence medal Named "Boot's" style- "CAPTAIN L MITCHELL" Totally un researched Could make an interesting project- Home Guard ? Regular Army who knows !
NAMED WW2 STAFF OFFICERS TUNIC POSS P.O.W ?? Very "Tired" Staff Officers tunic Been heavily repaired- Pocket Darned,Elbow Patched Sleeves lengthened Inner lining patched in places But all done very well -Possibly by a tailor Rank Pips & Medal Ribbons are missing There is a faint & grubby name label Sown into the collar -As per picture It appears to read- "COL J.W OWEN RASC" A little digging shows There was a COL J.W OWEN taken POW POW Roll shows him as "General List" Can't confirm it's the same man - But looks likely - Why would a Colonel have such a "Tatty Uniform ??" If it is the same chap he was an Old POW John Wortley Owen Born 03/04/1888 Died 26/11/1951 Served in France Egypt & Palestine Entitled to Mons Star + MID A.D of S&T BEF11/03/40-22/5/40 Rank of Acting Col 16/03/40-6/6/45 I can't see any other Wartime service Again making me think that both men are one & the same Needs proper research - If I'm correct a very scarce tunic No doubt worn & repaired in a POW Camp ! Please note this is Old -Scruffy -Worn Not in any way mint or "Fault Free" Please remember this if purchasing !!
NAZI GERMANY LABOUR VOLUNTARY WORK BOOK 1934/35 dated German Reich Labour Service Voluntary work book The original owners photo has been removed Being replaced with a RAD cap badge Early Nazi period documents are getting harder to find Good clean condition Please see photo's
NAZI PARTY REICHSPARTAG DAY BADGE 1936 1936 Dated Nazi party day badge These were purchased at the yearly rallies held at Nuremburg Good quality badge -Maker marked to the rear "G.BREHMER MARKNEUKIRCHEN" With Original pin fitting
No.4 MK11 SPIKE BAYONET + SCABBARD & FROG Good clean No.4 MK11 Spike Bayonet With Scabbard (Still full of grease) Complete with Scarce Correct spike frog Frog dated 1952 to the back - But identical to a wartime produced item
NOTTS & DERBY CAP BADGE Kings Crown Bi-Metal Notts & Derby cap badge Bi-Metal with slider back
NUMBERED WW2 AFS BUTTON HOLE BADGE Excellent quality AFS Badge Red Enamel & white metal (Appears to be un-marked Silver) Numbered half moon rear fixing (59275)
NUMBERED WW2 SOVIET "MEDAL OF BATTLE MERIT " Good Original Soviet medal on its original mounting bar Soviet Medal for Battle Merit Numbered 667865 to the rear Some of the red enamel is missing from the front "CCCP" But to be honest you don't notice this - Unless you look under a glass Possibly researchable through the serial number Nice medal in good honest collectable condition.
OLD ORIGINAL TUAREG TELEK ARM DAGGER Good looking Tuareg "Telek" dagger 4.75" decorated Brass Cruciform type hilt 8" Double edged blade- Some minor rust / sharpening marks etc. to blade But over all a nice looking knife Contained in it's Original Brown leather Scabbard With original hilt retaining strap & arm loop Difficult to age exactly but NOT a Tourist item I'd put it around the 1880-1900 period. Good collectable item In good collectable condition
OLD SWEDISH BARREL KNIFE
ORIGINAL WW1 LUSITANIA MEDAL & BOX Boxed Lusitania Medallion Good condition with some very minor staining To both the lining of the case and the medal Nothing at all to detract from the item Box shows wear on the paper hinge etc. But nice and real Good addition to any collection
ORIGINAL BRASS SA BELT BUCKLE Good early 2 x piece SA Buckle Brass body with separately applied central roundel Double pronged steel roller fitting to the rear Good honest item In un cleaned condition Direct Veteran's family purchase
ORIGINAL CASED WW1 GERMAN BINOCULARS Scarce WW1 German 1908 patt binoculars Complete in their Original Ersatz case Binoculars have almost 100% original painted finish Original eye piece protector & leather neck strap Ersatz case with original instructions to the lid (Resin impregnated rigid cloth or hessian) Retaining both belt loops & suspension buckle Only "Fault" one side closing strap is torn Otherwise almost mint condition Very collectable WW1 item
ORIGINAL WW1 MINIATURE "1914 MONS TRIO" Original 1914 "Mons Trio" Good quality Miniature medals With original "Silk Ribbons" On swing mounting bar
ORIGINAL WW1 MINIATURE MEDAL "PAIR" Original WW1 War & Victory Medal Pair Good quality Miniature medals With original "Silk Ribbons" On swing mounting bar
PAIR KINGS CROWN RAF SQUADRON LEADERS DRESS EPAULETTES Good Clean pair RAF Dress Epaulettes No makes markings Slip on Leather backed type With Brass Button eyelets Excellent display item
PAIR 11TH ARMOURED BRIGADE DIV SIGNS Matched Pair of Uniform Removed Printed Felt- 11th Armoured Brigade Div Signs
PAIR CALF LENGTH BLACK RIDING BOOTS Pair of good quality Black Riding boots, Not necessarily military These came with a mixed amount of Full Dress items They display well and would set off any suitable uniform Size 7 1/2 in good clean condition No splits or damage to stitching Heels and soles have some wear but not excessive The inner surface of each boot has rub / wear marks This is just because they have been worn, No doubt rubbed on a the sides of a horse For some considerable period of time
PAIR EAST YORKSHIRE RGT OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES Excellent quality Gilt Metal East Yorkshire Rgt Officers Collar badges. Multi Piece construction with separate central device. Maker marked to rear -"J.R GAUNT LONDON"
PAIR LEATHER WW2 PATTERN DRIVERS GLOVES Pair of fairly heavy yellow leather driving gloves No visible markings except a "10" in red to the palm of one glove These are almost certainly Dispatch Riders / Driving gloves Similar to ATS gloves but bigger (They fit me) These came in a large lot of ATS / Driving gloves All wartime marked WD Stamped etc apart from this pair ! Good collectable condition A little discoloured from storage but appear unworn.
PAIR OF BRITISH KD DESERT / TROPICAL SHORTS Pair Size 5 ? KD Shorts Complete with all Buttons & Buckles Double wrap round "Belt" Label very Faded / Grubby Ink WD Stamp (L 327) No idea if Wartime or Just Post War Good clean undamaged pair of Shorts
PAIR OF PRIVATE PURCHASE DISPATCH RIDERS HIGH LEG BOOTS Pair of P/Purchase Dispatch Rider style High Leg Boots No idea on size maybe an 8 or a 9 Brown leather with fully sown tongue 8X Eyeholes & 11 x Hooks to each side and buckle / strap Leather multi layered sole With triple boot studs to the front and double nailed heels General wear to the boots,but no significant damage No markings I can see- (Except some indistinct numbers inside each boot) Could possibly be worn but would make a better display item just need a good clean and polish
PAIR OF WOODEN SOUVENIR CLOGS HOLLAND 1944 Small very well made pair of Dutch "Liberation Clogs" Approx 5.5" long hand carved & decorated with- Windmills & trees & a painted inscription, "Souvenir Holland 3 Nov 1944" The date could be a reference to "Operation Switchback" A Canadian Operation to destroy the "Breskens Pocket" In the South of the the Schelt Estury Unusual little items in good collectable condition
PAIR OF WW1 / WW2 BRITISH CLOTH PUTTEES Matched pair of WW1 / WW2 cloth puttees As can be seen from photo's Both are WD Stamped-Maker Marked & Dated Unfortunately both the Makers details & Dates Are somewhat rubbed / distorted- My guess is - "E.H TANKARD & CO LTD" 19 ?? I'd have a guess that the Puttees are WW2 Vintage Excellent display items.
PAIR OF WW1 TRENCH ART PAPER KNIVES Two WWI period trench art paper knives Both with applied GS buttons One with the smaller "Blade" Cartridge is head stamped 1915 Blade marked "ARRAS 1917" (with some discolouration) Second one with flamboyant blade Has a GRV Royal Engineers button to the cartridge base With two small GS buttons to the body Nice collectable items Typical of wartime production
PAIR P/ PURCHASE RAF 1936 PATT FLYING BOOTS Pair of Private Purchase RAF Flying boots 1936 pattern - Sheep skin lined -With roller buckle knee straps Remains of unreadable label in one boot So but no makers / size details But would estimate an 8 or possibly a size 9 Heavy "Commando" type soles These appear to be period - With plenty of wear to them. (As per photo's) Nice pair of boots for a display Would clean up / take a polish very well
PAIR WW2 AUSTRALIAN COLLAR BADGES -43RD HINDMARSH REGIMENT Matched pair of Black Painted Australian Collar badges 43rd Battalion Hindmarsh Regiment (Victoria) As worn between 1930 & 1942 Complete with rear loop fixings In very good collectable condition
PAIR WW2 AUSTRALIAN PUTTEES DATED 1943 Original WW2 Australian puttees Dated 1943 & marked with the Broad arrow & Double D May have the odd moth "Nip" But good honest original items
PAIR WW2 CATERING CORPS ARM OF SERVICE FELT FLASHES Pair of WW2 ACC branch of service flashes Grey / Yellow joined felt strips Obtained from a now closed - Military outfitters in Woolwich -SE London (Along with dozens of other original ww2 insignia items) Good clean collectable condition
PAIR WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE ARP WARDENS SHOULDER TITLES Original WW2 matched pair of WARDEN shoulder titles
PAIR WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE RESCUE SHOULDER TITLES Original WW2 Pair of Civil Defence "RESCUE" shoulder titles
PAIR WW2 EASTERN COMMAND DIV SIGNS Pair of uniform removed, Printed cotton Eastern Command Div signs
PAIR WW2 GERMAN AMMUNITION POUCHES A "Pair" (Non matched) of WW2 German ammunition pouches Pebbled Black Brown three pocket K98 pouches With original closure straps and rear suspension loops One unmarked the other with rear stampings as shown, Both in good used condition One with partial tear and glue repair to suspension loop leather But both display well on a belt
PAIR WW2 GERMAN TROPICAL HELMET SIDE BADGES Pair of German aluminium helmet badges I'll be honest I don't know if they are "Right or Wrong" They came in with a small lot of British Veterans items They are mis-matched (Pins in different positions on the back of each of them) Appear to have age and look the part But am selling them as speculative Please bear this in mind if you intend tp purchase Still a nice looking display item In good clean condition
PAIR WW2 INDIAN ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS LT COL SLIP ON SHOULDERS Genuine WW2 Period IOAC Lt Col's slip on Shoulder titles / epaulette's Appear to be manufactured locally or "In the Field" As can be seen the epaulette's are faded / worn No doubt from being worn in a hot tropical climate Only real "Fault" one cloth "Pip" Has become partially unstitched- Still held in place by the remaining stitches Displays very well Good Genuine Collectable items
PAIR WW2 QUEENS REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLES Original WW2 Pair of Khaki "QUEENS" Regiment shoulder titles
PAIR WW2 REME ARM OF SERVICE FELT FLASHES Pair of WW2 REME branch of service flashes Blue / Yellow / Red joined felt strips Obtained from a now closed - Military outfitters in Woolwich -SE London (Along with dozens of other original ww2 insignia items) Good clean collectable condition
PEWTER TANKARD NAMED TO CSM 2ND BATT ROYAL WEST KENT'S Half pint Pewter tankard With badge of - "2nd Bn THE QUEENS OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGT" Engraved with the following- "C.S.M A.HENNESSEY 12.2.21" Glass bottomed tankard Manufactures / retailer marked to the underside- "PHILLIPS ALDERSHOT" No major dings dents or damage General surface scratches etc. Quick internet search shows- Still with the RWK's in May 1940 (R.S.M 5th Bn) Good clean item worthy of further research.
PHOTO PORTRAIT -WW1 AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER Good quality Black & White Photo Of an Australian WW1 "Digger" On white card mount By Lafeyette of London (Slight separation to one edge) Inscribed to the back in ink- "Joan,finances at the present won't run to frame -Sorry !"
POLISH WZ24 MAUSER BAYONET -GERMAN RE ISSUE Polish WZ24 Mauser Bayonet In good clean condition Pommel stamped WZ24 Wooden grips held by 2 x screw bolts Flash guard to the hilt Nice clean double stamped 10" blade Perkun one side and WP with the Polish Eagle to the other. This would have had a full muzzle ring, These were removed when re issued to German forces The Blued scabbard is German and dated 1941 Fairly common when captured weapons were re issued A nice clean Bayonet In Good Collectable condition
POST WAR BRITISH MAJOR GENERALS MESS DRESS JACKET Guards Officers "Mess Dress" Excellent quality Scarlet tunic Quilted "Satin" lining Numerous loops for medals / decorations "Dress" Coldstream Guards lapel badges Tailors label in the pocket named to- "MAJ GEN W.A.G BURNS AUG 59" A quick "Google" shows a highly decorated soldier Who served in - WW2, Palestine, London District HQ- Finally ending up as - Major General commanding the Household Brigade Born in 1911-Died 1997 Excellent example of Officers Mess dress To one of the highest ranking officers in the British army. Excellent investment potential
POST WAR COMMUNIST RUSSIAN WAL FLAG Large Double sided "Patriotic" Soviet Flag Lennin & Marx one side Soviet "Globe / Hammer & Sickle" to the other As well as various "Slogans" Printed on Red synthetic silk With Yellow tassel fringes 3 x "Hanging Loops" (One partially unstitched) Becoming more difficult to find- A Good Original Cold War example
POST WAR ITALIAN M4 BAYONET & SCABBARD Post War Italian made M1 Carbine M4 Bayonet Italy were supplied with approx. 150,000 M14 Carbines Between 1950 and 1963 This bayonet is clearly dated 1956 on the blade Being made at the Turin Army Arsenal (Bayonets were made to supplement US supplied stocks) Very similar to the US M4 in design 6.5" parkerized blade With a deep Reddy Brown composite grip Complete in Italian made clone US M8 Scabbard With integral webbing frog / belt loop With a re-enforcing eye to the scabbards tip A nice quality Bayonet In very good clean collectable condition
PRE WAR GROUP ROYAL MARINE SPORTS SHOOTING MEDALS Unusual as found RM Medal grouping Comprising of the following- HM Silver Mediterranean Fleet Rifle Meeting medal With bar - Rifle Tiles 1931 Bronze Mediterranean Fleet Rifle Meeting medal With Bar -Canteen Rifle Cup 1931 Bronze Circular R.M Snooker medal Engraved - Inter Coy Snooker 1935 A Coy Bronze Circular medal Engraved - Sgt K.GUNTER Coxswain RM Cutter 1931 Brass RMLI Cap Badge As found lot -A research project I never got round to doing !
PRE WW1 BULGARIAN BRAVERY CROSS 3RD CLASS Bulgarian Bravery Cross 3rd Class (With Swords) Original Pre WW1 1879 Issue (The latter WW1 Issue is dated 1915 on the reverse) Issued to "Low Rank Soldiers" For - "Exceptional Actions in the face of Remarkable Danger" Mounted on Original Blue / Grey ribbon This is the Bulgarian equivalent to a German "Iron Cross" Good Clean medal
PRE WW2 ARP WARDENS HELMET (1938) 1938 Dated ARP Helmet & Liner Black painted helmet by BMB (Briggs Motor Bodies) Faintly stamped next to chinstrap mounting bracket - 43 BMB 1938 (Last number - ?) Liner is early type with center crown cushion Marked - 7 J.C.S & W T (?) 1938 Shell has original black painted finish both inside & out Original W has been overpainted with another W (As per photo) With original spring loaded webbing chin strap Some very light rust speckling coming through the paint But a good honest WW2 ARP helmet
PRE WW2 ITALIAN FASCIST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CAP Unusual (To say the least) Italian Fascist Students cap Blue Felt body with elongated front "Peak" Approx. 16" long from front to back With Gilt wire tassel decoration to one side Gilt wire edging and decorative front knot (Also has an additional Black knot or tassel to the front) The cap is decorated with various badges / medals Some Religious / Historical others Fascist Gilt metal GIL insignia to both sides, Small medal with Mussolini's head , larger Bronze medal with Fascist Axe & naked man (Sports ?) There is also a Gilt metal "Eagle" attached (Similar to the one used by the RAF) Inside has a sweat band with Milan maker / retailers stamp Not often seen and as stated unusual to say the least Looks like something the Pied Piper would have worn !
PRINTED COTTON LDV ARM BAND Printed Khaki L.D.V Armband Made of lightweight cotton Just over 2.5" wide With some minor damage (As shown) To the top edge & rear (See pics for detail)
PRIVATE PURCHASE WILLIAM RODGERS "COMMANDO KNIFE" William Rodgers "Commando" type knife Chunky Stag horn grip with leather spacers And large aluminium pommel. (Hilt approx. 4..5" long) Thin Shaped Brass Cross guard 5.5" Double edged "Commando" type blade (Very tip of the blade rounded off) With - "WILLIAM RODGERS - I CUT MY WAY" On one side - "MADE IN SHEFFIELD ENGLAND" On the other Complete with leather scabbard (Hilt retaining strap fastener has pulled through the leather) Been used a recent garage find Like all Rodgers knives collectable in its own right Good honest knife in fair collectable condition
RELIC VICTORIAN 1856 PATTERN NAVAL DIRK Victorian 1856 patt Naval Dirk In somewhat relic condition Good Brass lions head hilt and back strap Most of the shagreen grip covering still intact As is the original grip wire Cross guard missing one acorn finial Blade just under 15" long Darkened with age with sharpening marks and light pitting With a good edge still on it No trace at all of any decoration / etching Either worn away or as I suspect a plain blade originally It is what it is a good honest semi relic dirk Could possibly be restored / used for parts Or just left as is
RELIC WW2 GERMAN StG44 -MP44 MAGAZINE Unusual WW2 Relic German StG44 - MP44 Magazine Picked up at a French Flea market in 2016 (Vannes Brittany) No internals at all just the outer shell Rusted but stable !
ROYAL ARTILLERY CAP BADGE Brass Kings Crown Royal Artillery Cap Badge, Non moving wheel & slider back.
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS CAP BADGE Bi -Metal Kings Crown Royal Signals cap badge Slider back
ROYAL ENGINEERS CAP BADGE Kings Crown Darkened Brass R.E cap badge. George 6th Cypher -Slider back Slightly "Bent" into shape no doubt by it's original wearer !
ROYAL ENGINEERS CAP BADGE Kings Crown Bi- Metal R.E cap badge. George 6th Cypher -Slider back
ROYAL FUSILIERS OFFICERS KD SIDE CAP Excellent quality Officers Side Cap With Bronze Royal Fusiliers Cap Badge & GS Buttons Silk ? lined with a Velvet sweat band No moth or damage
SA80 BAYONET, SCABBARD & OUTER SCABBARD British SA80 Bayonet Complete with black scabbard with saw blade & stone With outer DPM camouflage slip cover Almost mint condition Difficult to improve on
SCARCE AIR DEFENCE CADET CORPS BELT AND BUCKLE ADDC two part chrome buckle on original belt, Buckle totally unmarked -As in no makers markings at all Belt has had other badges attached to it some time Long since removed - Leaving marks / minor holes to the material Good collectable and scarce item Not often seen
SCARCE EDWARD VII CAPE RURAL POLICE HELMET PLATE Edwardian Cape Rural Police Helmet Plate White metal with Crowned Edward VII Cypher Enclosed in a Laurel and Oak leaf wreath 3 x loop rear fixings Large impressive badge approx. 5.5"" x 3.25" in size Cape Rural Police was disbanded c.1910 When the Cape Colony was incorporated into the - "Union of South Africa" The SAP coming into being in 1913
SCARCE INTERWARS PERIOD BUFFS SIDE CAP Scarce Black bodied Buffs side cap with off white piping Brass "Buffs" cap badge with rear slider (and lock plate) The Side Cap has 3 x GS buttons rather than the normal x2 (A distinctive East Kent Regiment feature ) The inside has a velvet sweat band Is lined with a Brown waterproof Tar cloth type material With a mans service number added in ink (Can't quite work it out) Nice collectable side cap in good clean condition Why the East Kent's have 3 x buttons is a bit of a mystery It may be that they were originally the 3rd Regiment of Foot Sure someone knows but can't find it myself !
SCARCE ORIGINAL WW2 US 12G SHOTGUN AMMUNITION POUCH DATED 1943 Scarce Original WW2 US OD 12G Shotgun ammo pouch Marked to the inner lid - "J.Q.M.D 1943" - ( JEFFERSON QUARTERMASTER DEPOT 1943) Double lift the dot snap closures and webbing belt loops As can be seen from the photo's some general wear and tear To the canvas but totally original and difficult to find IN ANY CONDITIOIN !!
SCARCE WW1 BELGIAN YSER CROSS & DOCUMENT Original WW1 Belgian Yser Cross Heavy Bronze & Enamel Cross Belgian Lion & YSER to one side With a Naked Male figure & the dates- 17-31 Oct 1914 to the other. Original ribbon & pin mount Complete with its issue document As per photo's- The Doc is somewhat creased But not torn or damaged The recipients details are clearly written So research is a distinct possibility Rare WW1 Belgian grouping Never seen the doc before !
SEMI RELIC WW2 MK8 BRITISH FLYING GOGGLES Pair of MK8 Flying Goggles Recently Picked up in Brittany France In reasonable condition and in my opinion easily restorable Frame and lenses are in good condition (Pin connecting the central link has come out one end) Leather work is dry but sound no splits or damage Though some stitching has come apart The elasticated strap has perished and snapped All the metal work for the strap and leather tabs are present Just a new bit of elastic and a little bit of stitching / polish And you'd have a good honest pair of goggles Or just leave as found a relic from WW2 Please look carefully at the photo's They make up part of the description
SET OF 12 WW2 POLISH BUTTONS 12 WW2 Olive Green Polish buttons Plastic body with metal shanks All with the Crowned Polish Eagle No makers marks / details to the rear Genuine WW2 buttons Almost mint condition (Possibly never issued)
SET OF 5 1939 DATED CIVIL DEFENCE LEAFLETS Complete set of 5 x Public Information leaflets 1-4 were issued by the Lord Privy Seals Office in July 1939 (On off white paper) No.5 was issued by the same office in August 1939 (On Orange paper) Along with a War Emergency and Instruction leaflet All are genuine wartime items In good clean readable condition Recently obtained from a house clearance
SILVER GRADE NAZI MOTHERS CROSS 2nd Class Silver & Enamel "Mothers Cross" Awarded by the German State to "Eligible Mothers" Between 1938-1945-for having 6 - 7 Children (An amazingly long criteria / set of conditions applied) Good overall condition- Some minor wear to the back (As per photo) Complete with length of "Neck Ribbon"
SOUTH AFRICAN No.9 SOCKET BAYONET & SCABBARD South African produced No.9 bladed socket bayonet For the No.4 rifle. Produced in the 1960's by ARMSCOR South African State owned armaments company Short 6.5" double edged blade (Supposedly made from UZI blades blanks) Fitted to a No.9 Socket In an oversized scabbard (S/African FAL type) Both bayonet and scabbard with a good 95% original finish
SPANISH CIVIL WAR "FASCIST ALLIANCE" BADGE Brass Spanish Civil War pin badge Showing the painted flags of the Fascist Alliance Falange,Spain,Portugal,Germany,Italy & Carlist Approx -2.75" long with a rear pin back fixing Very well made period item Not a modern "Souvenir" Unusual & not seen before
SUDANESE / DERVISH - MAHDIST SPEAR HEAD (1) Antique Sudanese Spear head- Of typical broad "Leaf" type design O/A Length including the short socket is 14.5" Blade approx. 3.5" at its widest point Double edged blade is hand made with basic line decoration With a large central ridge Some minor edge damage pitting etc. All commensurate with age One of three spear heads recently obtained, From a long standing collector of ethnic weaponry Unusual item(s) not often seen on the collectors market.
SUDANESE / DERVISH - MAHDIST SPEAR HEAD (2) Antique Sudanese Spear head- Slightly smaller than the previous one offered O/A Length including the short socket is 14 " Blade approx. 2.5" at its widest point Double edged blade is hand made with basic line decoration With a large central ridge Some minor edge damage pitting etc. All commensurate with age One of three spear heads recently obtained, From a long standing collector of ethnic weaponry Unusual item(s) not often seen on the collectors market.
SUDANESE / DERVISH - MAHDIST SPEAR HEAD (3) Antique Sudanese Spear head- Of an elongated "Leaf" type design O/A Length including the short socket is 13.25" Blade approx. 1.75" at its widest point Blade is hand made with basic line decoration With a large central ridge Some minor edge damage pitting etc. All commensurate with age One of three spear heads recently obtained, From a long standing collector of ethnic weaponry Unusual item(s) not often seen on the collectors market.
SUFFOLK REGIMENT CAP BADGE Kings Crown Suffolk Regiment cap badge Heavy weight Bi-Metal badge slider back (Highlights slightly "Rubbed" but an excellent quality badge)
SWEDISH 1896 PATT BAYONET SCABBARD & FROG 1896 Pattern Swedish Mauser Bayonet. Complete with Scabbard and Leather frog Blade is slightly misshapen through sharpening Some slight tarnishing etc, Otherwise a pretty much standard condition 1896 Nice its got a frog with it. Half reasonable cheap bayonet
THIRD REICH PERIOD GERMAN ARBEITSBUCH German Arbeitsbuch ( Labour book) Stamps from 1936 up till 1945 From Rangsdorf and Berlin Mostly in script ( I have problems reading it) Possibly researchable Good original piece of Third Reich documentation
TURKISH / ARAB JAMBIA DAGGER CARVED GRIP HEJAZ 1916 Old Turkish / Arab Jambia dagger Somewhat crude in construction Heavily curved blade Approx 10" long With makers or armoury markings to one side Dark wooden grip With carved decoration / Inscription "HEJAZ 1916" Pommel top & Scabbard Covered in thin sheet brass Decorated in geometric designs Wooden grip has a small crack in it- A pin has been placed in the collar mount splitting the hilt Nothing of real worth It does not in any way weaken the hilt Still strong & solid with no movement Honest item crude in construction but original Picked up via a local house clearance HEJAZ 1916- Appears to refer to the WW1 Turkish Railway ? Or possibly the WW1 Arab Revolt (Lawrence of Arabia fame !!)
TURKISH 1887 PATTERN TELEGRAPH TROOPS S/ARM A Very Scarce item ! A Turkish 1887 Patt Mauser Bayonet Converted into a side arm / earthing spike for telegraph troops Standard 1887 bayonet. With numerous Turkish / Islamic markings To Cross guard, Pommel and Blade Two piece wooden grips held by domed rivets Retaining its working push stud and hooked quillion Blade tip has become rounded off All metal work has a dark brown patinated colouring Commensurate with its age The muzzle ring has had a threaded bar inserted With two knurled brass turning connectors (Used to connect up the wire ) No scabbard but a very rare beast ! (A Google search will find a couple of variations )
TURKISH 1890 PATT SWORD BAYONET & SCABBARD Untouched Ottoman Turkish 1890 Patt Bayonet Very clean 18" fullered blade with Turkish script markings Blade has been sharpened during its service life Its now razor sharp (Can shave your finger nails on it !) Two piece wooden grips in very good condition Pommel & cross guard with a nice even brown patina With very slight age pitting and "Dust rust" Marked with Star & Crescent / Sultans Tughra Cross guard also numbered / marked with Turkish script Black Leather scabbard with steel mounts Mounts being the same colour as the hilt / Cross guard Leather in very good condition Hard and solid no cracks or breaks Separation of the stitches to the top 6" Not visible or obvious (I didn't even notice when purchased) Could easily be repaired with a thin bead of super glue You'd never even know it had been done A really honest "Sleeper" of a bayonet Not been cleaned or polished up at all Can't really fault it !
UNCUT PAIR WW2 ROYAL ARTILLERY ARM OF SERVICE FLASHES Uncut pair of WW2 RA branch of service flashes Blue / Red embroidered cotton on felt Obtained from a now closed - Military outfitters in Woolwich -SE London (Along with dozens of other original ww2 insignia items) Good clean collectable condition Price is for 1 x Pair (2 X Flashes)
UNOPENED WW2 BRITISH INDIVIDUAL TEA RATION Genuine unopened WW2 individual tea ration (Shake the tin & you can hear it move inside) Circular tin approx. 2.25" across & 1" deep Bottom of tin stamped in black ink "W.U.D 11/44" Two dents one across the base the other on the side But neither detract at all from this item Scarce piece of kit not often seen
UNUSUAL AUSTRIAN BAYONET / SIDE ARM CONVERSION Very unusual Bayonet / Side arm conversion A Austro Hungarian 1873 Werndl Saber Bayonet With the muzzle ring and lower quillion removed Along with the pommel & locking mechanism The grips are of chequered horn or composite material Secured by 3 x copper rivets The blade has been plated some considerable time ago The scabbard has a old repair or adaption to the end (As per photo) It also has a very small frog stud - Possibly the original one just being reduced in size Condition wise it's very good, Some very old light pitting to the exposed metal work The grips have a small hairline crack in each panel But they are tight and good with no movement at all The scabbard has an old black painted finish to it It's totally devoid of markings,nothing at all on the blade Any regimental markings went when the quillion was removed Can't find out exactly what it is Was it an official conversion - I don't know But when it was originally done a lot of work went into doing it
UNUSUAL HITLER YOUTH ? LEATHER WOGGLE Light Brown leather woggle Embossed with a Swastika Single white metal rivet to the rear Possibly Hitler Youth ? (Or such like) Not been able to identify exactly what it is But its good quality and does appear to have some age
UNUSUAL INDONESIAN ? HORN HILTED DAGGER Unusual little knife - To be honest I'm not too sure where it's from Possibly Indian Sub Continent -Or Indonesia I can't find one similar anywhere to compare it. Elongated Carved Green Horn (Rat Tail) Hilt (Approx.7" Long) with "White Metal" decoration 5.5" blade Engraved with a Temple ? & Buddha ? Contained in a hardwood scabbard With white metal decoration and "Cut out" section This displays the Buddha's face when sheathed In very good condition- Any info welcome !!
UNUSUAL WW1 BATTLEFIELD PICK UP BEER SHEEBA A Very strange battlefield pick up ! Framed fragment of a newspaper article or photo Showing Police officers from - "Woodford Sub Division " With a hand written inscription - "This photograph was picked up in the desert Just before the British Attack on Beer-Sheeba Presented to "Our art gallery" By JC Pattison 27/11/17" I will be perfectly honest with you - It may not say that at all ! Have spent for ever trying to work it out, My "Translation" is the best we can come up with ! It really begs the question - How did a scrap of paper with Met Police Officers From Woodford (Essex) End up on a Battlefield in what's now Modern day Israel ! Who was the man who picked it up and WHY ? I've had this many years in my own collection of oddments It's crying out for some sort of research to be done. Must be a story in it somewhere Old period frame approx. 7.5" X 5.5" in size
UNUSUAL WW2 (?) HOME GUARD LEATHER GAITERS Brown Leather "Home Guard" gaiters Appear to be 1939/40 patt leather equipment Grained leather with double strap / buckle fittings Broad Arrow stamped with "33" Can't be 1933 ??- as far as I can see, This pattern of leather equipment was not in use then Any info greatly appreciated !! Good Supple leather A couple of period repairs to straps (Re Sown) Good looking display items
UNUSUAL WW2 INDIAN FIGHTING KNIFE & SCABBARD Horn hilted Indian Fighting Knife with Knuckle Bow Large recurved blade approx. 11" long Stamped "MILITARY SUPPLY SYNDICATE" Thin (But functional) white metal knuckle bow Well made horn grip with White metal banding Contained in a leather covered wooden scabbard With Metal tip. Scabbard slightly "A/F" - Has a partial split along one edge but still "Holds Firm" No movement still a solid scabbard Belt loop to the rear A/F & torn But a very unusual yet functional weapon Also have a Kukri from the same veterans effects Also marked "MILITARY SUPPLY SYNDICATE" Appears to have been manufactured by smaller firms And or businesses to "Plug a Gap" in military orders This is not a Post War fantasy item - It's as seen -A quality fighting knife from WW2 Period PLEASE NOTE UK POSTAGE ONLY
US VIETNAM WAR NAMED POW BRACELET (2) White metal band named to- L CDR RICHARD STRATTON 1-5-67 A Google search shows Lt CDR STRATTON Was flying an A4 Skyhawk over North Vietnam Being shot down on 1-5-67 (Possibly by one of his own malfunctioning missiles !) He remained a North Vietnamese captive until 4-3-1973 Being a prisoner for 2,251 days ! These bracelets were created in the US During the Vietnam War so that POW's wouldn't be forgotten By the Public back in the States
US VIETNAM WAR NAMED POW BRACELET (1) White Metal band Named to - SPEC.4 KEITH ALBERT 5-21-70 A Google search shows Spec.4 Albert Was captured by the Viet Cong on 21 may 1970 He remained a captive until 12-2-1973 Being a prisoner for 999 days ! These bracelets were created in the US During the Vietnam War so that POW's wouldn't be forgotten By the Public back in the States
US WW2 M1917A1 KELLY PATTERN STEEL HELMET US Kelly Pattern helmet Upgraded version of the WW1 US M1917 helmet With an aluminium liner band and leather liner / pad This particular helmet has a leather chinstrap Normally an OD webbing one was fitted I can't find any reference to leather chin straps Possibly a private purchase or civil defence ./ Police variation Shell heat stamped 6A (1936- 41 Production) McCord Radiator Company Helmet appears to have been re painted at some point Minor Olive Green paint marks on the liner / band Liner is marked in pen / pencil 1908/008 with initials (?) The rim has a tiny raised nick or tear in it Possible shrapnel damage (Not an easy to do otherwise) A nice helmet in good collectable condition Not often seen outside the US
UVF / IRA GEW 1888 CONVERTED GRAS BAYONET 1877 dated French 1874 Gras Bayonet & Scabbard (Non matching numbers) Converted to fit the German GEW1888 Rifle By machining the brass hilt down / extending the press stud. (With the addition of a small metal block) Otherwise an unchanged 1874 Approx 5,000 of these converted Bayonets Were supplied to the UVF in 1914 via illegal smuggling (On the SS Clydevalley 25th April1914) There are no UVF Markings on this bayonet I have others in my own collection and none are marked. Bayonet is in totally untouched as found condition With light rusting to the blade -Easily removed An old crack or split to one grip (Totally stable) Very light rusting to the cross guard / muzzle ring Scabbard again with light rusting General patina of age to this item But nothing at all to detract from it Good collectable bayonet with an interesting history Not often seen and a fairly rare beast A good addition to any collection
VICHY FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE Genuine WW2 Vichy French Croix de Guerre Reverse dated 1939-1940 On correct (If not faded ribbon) Ribbon has additional Bronze Palm leaf pin bar (Citation at army level) Good original collectable medal getting harder to find Awarded to French troops loyal to the Vichy Regime As such a Axis decoration
VICTORIAN / WW1 CASED COLLAPSABLE DRINKING CUP Unusual piece of "Gentleman's Kit " A small plated collapsible cup 2.5" tall (Extended) & 2" across Contained in a two piece fitted leather carrying case Sometimes referred to as Campaign equipment Difficult to date could be Victorian up until WW1 / 1920'S Nice unusual item in good used condition
VICTORIAN 1887 JUBILEE MEDAL & BAR (POLICE) Nice Original Victorian 1887 Jubilee medal With attached 1897 bar Engraved to the rim "PC E HOYLE Y DIV" (Y Division Metropolitan Police -Highgate) Bronze medal that has been gilded at some point Gilding wearing on high points Replacement ribbon But a good medal in need of research
VICTORIAN BRASS "DOOR STOP" GENERAL GORDON Heavy loaded Brass Door Stop. Approx 11.75" tall Showing a "British Officer" mounted on a Camel Wearing a Pith Helmet, Neck Order, Shoulder Sash ,Sword etc And holding Binoculars Thought to be a Victorian representation of- Major General Charles Gordon Killed Khartoum Sudan 26th January 1885 After his death may "Patriotic" items were produced To commemorate his Life, Death & Service to the Crown. As per photo's - Hollow backed with a "Lead " infill. Good Collectable item
VICTORIAN DRAGOON GUARDS HORSE HOOF PIN CUSHION Unusual Horse Hoof Pin Cushion Of obvious age approx . 6" x 4" in size A Brown velvet pin cushion fitted into the body of the hoof The outer velvet is worn and at fault but still complete The pad is still stuffed without any loss of its filling The hoof is mounted on a copper horse shoe With the name "W.Cook" on the shoe A Victorian V Dragoon Guards badge is affixed to the hoof An unusual item that displays very well Possibly a one off item, Some faults in the velvet as per picture and description But would make a fine addition to any collection
VICTORIAN KRRC FIELD OFFICERS HORSE'S THROAT PLUME Very unusual item of KRRC Field Officers Horse furniture Large Red & Black died Horse Hair "Tail" Attached to a heavy "White Metal" flaming Grenade Suspended from a leather strap Which was worn suspended around the horses neck The Throat Plume is shown on a period print That is included in this sale Very unusual item not often seen Would frame / display very well indeed.
VICTORIAN LEATHER BELT AND BUCKLE -PRISONS CUSTOMS Unusual white leather Slade Wallis type belt With Brass Victorian Crown two piece buckle Belt has a separate leather keeper loop and a brass one Large black ink mark to the inner rear as per photo Approx 42" waist, Has been folded for years and I don't want to try to adjust it I cannot positively identify the belt buckle Educated guess its either Prisons or possibly Customs Good display piece in useable condition
VIETNAM WAR PERIOD US M1916 HOLSTER Another French Boot fair find A somewhat worn US M1916 Holster For the M1911 & M1911A1 Pistol Black leather body with barely visible US stamped flap cover Rear with both belt loop and wire hanger Makers markings NORDAC MFG CO PART NO.7791466 (Nordac Manufacturing co. Fredericksburg Virginia) It's scuffed and worn , has crazing to the patent finish But has the look of a combat Veteran ! (Love to know how it got to a boot fair in rural Brittany)
VINTAGE ETHIOPIAN / DERVISH SHOTEL SWORD & SCABBARD Unusual Ethiopian / Dervish "Shotel" Evil looking Sword in original hide scabbard Sickle shaped double edged blade Approx 27" "Across" (Hilt to Blade Tip) Almost 2" Wide at the Centre point Shaped one piece wooden grip (Slight Damage -Old) With a Geometrically decorated metal "Pommel Top" Hard hand sown hide scabbard With a reinforced end tip- Genuine vintage item -not a tourist piece Purchased with the Shield also listed
VINTAGE SOMALI / ETHIOPIAN DERVISH HIDE SHIELD- Good Vintage "DERVISH" shield or "Buckler" Approx 14.5" across Front with intricate Punch Work patterns With large Circular "Boss" Rear has a sturdy Hide Hand Grip Remains of coloured ink decoration To the Back Central area. Some Minor distortion But a very nice example of this type of Shield Purchased with the Shotel -Also listed
VINTAGE WALLASEY BOROUGH POLICE WOODEN TRUNCHEON 16" Turned Wood Police Truncheon Marked "W.B.P" General age wear & a central "Crack" Nothing to worry about Truncheon is still solid -no movement at all (Possibly caused by Central Heating) Internet research shows WBP stands for- Wallasey Borough Police The force existed from 1913-1967 Good Collectable item Identifiable to one particular force.
WAR MERIT CROSS 2ND CLASS & WINTER WAR MEDAL Picked up together -So sold together, War Merit Cross 2nd Class (With Swords) Winter War Medal & Tunic Ribbon Bar Good honest medals- Original ribbons-Condition as per photo's Direct purchase from deceased Veteran's family (5th Batt Royal West Kent's -Served Italy ) Good collectable medals
WAR TIME ? PHASE 2 ? FANTASY ? ARP CLOAK Large heavy black material cloak. Has 3 x button holes and 2 x ARP buttons affixed Has a internal hanging loop at the neck No markings or labels I can see Though something may have been removed from collar seam I don't know if it's right or wrong. War time Post War Phase 2 or a fantasy item (Or if the ARP even wore a cloak) Could be a 60's Police cape with buttons added There is some age to it with a few scattered moth nips Sold as is a black cloak with 2 out of 3 ARP buttons attached
WARTIME 3RD PATTERN FS KNIFE & SCABBARD 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes "Commando Knife" Standard third pattern ribbed grip with No.2 mould mark Unmarked double edged blade and cross guard Blade appears to be its original form Not tipped re ground or altered in any way Blade has some light spider web corrosion as per photo's Otherwise its a good clean item Leather scabbard has suffered a tad, The retaining elastic has snapped as often did There's a small section of damage to one side Very top of the throat about 1" long And a small hole in the center of the scabbard by the chape The blade possibly went through it at some point in the past All four leg tabs are still in place. It is what it is a Honest 3rd Pattern F/S Priced to sell -I've seen a lot worse for more money ! (RE LISTED)
WARTIME N.S.C WORKS POLICE CLOTH BADGE Unusual & Unidentified "N.S.C WORKS POLICE" padded cloth badge. Black & Yellow in typical wartime Civil Defence colours. Oval felt badge approx. 7cm across .Yellow cotton embroidered wording .Heavily padded on a cotton backing. Either worn on Denim type overall's or possibly on a peaked cap. Good Clean Unusual Badge
WARWICKSHIRE HOME GUARD ROCKET BATTERY ASH TRAY Brass Ashtray with very unusual badge attached Red & Black enamel badge of the- 231/108 WARWICKSHIRE HOME GUARD ROCKET AA BATTERY RA 1943-44 Never seen one like it before Badge could possibly be removed - Assume it's soft soldered on Nice bit of HG / Home Front memorabilia
WEBBING LEE ENFIELD RIFLE SLING Un-dated Webbing Rifle sling As used on SMLE / No.4 Rifles Green blanco'd finish -With no visible markings (Possibly something under the Blanco ??) Complete with Brass end clips Good cheap & usable item !
WEST AFRICAN MANDINKA SWORD & SCABBARD West African Mandinka peoples Sword and Scabbard Somewhat crude but traditional handmade blade (Rather than a European / French one as often seen) Approx. 25" long & 1" wide with a fuller each side Leather wrapped & stitched hilt approx. 7.5" long With dyed decoration & metal "Pommel" Brown leather scabbard with leaf shaped widening tip Decorated with painted / incised geometric designs And adorned with leather tassels Some minor damage to the scabbard Age related shrinkage, a few scuffs and missing stitches etc. But firm and solid without any holes splits etc. One leather tassel appears to have been lost Whilst another has had part torn off All in all a good example of this type of weapon Does have age and is not a tourist piece ! PLEASE NOTE UK POSTAGE ONLY EXCESS IN POSTAL CHARGES WILL BE REFUNDED
WW1 (?) ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS SIDE CAP Un-marked RA Officers Coloured Side Cap Listed as WW1 due to size As in it's quite "Slim" (4" high) Later Side Caps tend to be "Taller" Bronze Officers side badge Kings Crown front buttons Internal "Velvet " liner band No makers or date markings at all. No holes or moth damage- Good item in excellent collectors condition
WW1 / WW11 ITALIAN CROSS BELT INSIGNIA VICTOR EMMANUEL 111 Impressive Italian white metal cross belt insignia Comprising of a large cast Crowned Eagle With the Cross of Savoy on it's chest Connected by 2 x "Chains" to Arrow "Prickers" (Purely ornamental these were originally used to clear the vents on percussion / flintlock weapons) The Prickers are slotted into the back of a White metal shield With a gilt metal Cypher of Victor Emmanuel 111 attached Rear of both Eagle and shield have attachment tabs For fitting to the Cross belt. This could have been either worn during WW1 or WW2 (Victor Emmanuel reigned from 1900-1946) Good collectable condition and not often seen
WW1 / WW2 BRITISH MEDAL GROUP ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY WW1/ WW2 British full size pin back medal bar Comprising of the following- WW1 Silver War Medal -Erased WW1 Victory Medal -RMA 14997 GNR.J.A BISHOP WW2 Defence Medal George VI Special Constabulary Long Service Medal With Long Service 1959 Ribbon Bar Named to JAMES A BISHOP Mounted on Original Ribbons (Victory starting to fray) SWM erased as stated, both Victory and LSGC named With wear as associated with both being worn and age Some verdigris to the LSGC Honest Grouping and no doubt researchable Priced to sell
WW1 / WW2 BRITISH NAVAL OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE Good two piece Kings Crown RN Belt Buckle Possibly worn by a Nurse of Officer rank (Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service) Not a standard QARNNS buckle But attached to a very old blue material belt Approx 2.25" wide and 26" long (28" inc buckle) Any info would be welcome !
WW1 / WW2 DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE Good Original Bi -metal Devonshire Regiment cap badge Rear slider fixing In good collectable condition
WW1 / WW2 GERMAN PRIVATE PURCHASE POCKET KNIFE Good all metal folding pocket knife. 4" Blade (Sharpened) 5" Metal grip scales with remains of black painted finish With small metal lanyard loop Often seen with German manufacturers markings This example is plain with nothing to denote manufacturer Nice honest example in very good condition
WW1 / WW2 ITALIAN ALPINI OFFICERS CAP BADGE Scarce Alpini (Mountain Troops) Officers cloth badge Gilt wire embroidered on a Gray cloth backing With Black Velvet center to the strung "Bugle Horns" Approx. 3" x4" in size, Not sure if this is for an Officers Peaked Cap, Alpini Cap or 1909/16 Forage Cap But as can be seen its of stunning quality A few loose threads but nothing at all to detract from the item Please note photos taken with a flash As such this item is not as bright as is shown
WW1 / WW2 LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE Two piece Bronze Lincolnshire Rgt Officers cap badge Excellent quality with both rear fixing blades Nice chocolate finished badge -Difficult to upgrade
WW1 / WW2 QUEENS REGIMENT CAP BADGE & SHOULDER TITLES Good Original Queens Regiment Cap Badge With matching pair of Brass Shoulder titles
WW1 /WW11 BRITISH "BULLS EYE" SIGNAL TORCH British WW1 Period all steel signal torch Large Bulls Eye lens With sliding Red / Green coloured filters On /Off rocker switch to the top No markings on case what so ever Rear leather belt loop with additional button fixing (Grained P14 type Leather ) Original black painted finish Some minor surface rusting,but nothing deep no holes etc All internals look clean just needs a battery This pattern were used in both WW1 & WW11 But the large "Bulls Eye" lens Leads me to believe this is a WW1 example
WW1 1915 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE Brass 1915 dated "WAR SERVICE" badge. Numbered reverse & maker marked (JR GAUNT LONDON)
WW1 1916 DATED HUDSON WHISTLE AND STRAP Nice 1916 dated whistle by Hudson & Co Birmingham Complete with it's Original leather strap Good looking item very collectable and sought after (The leather strap is a rare survivor in such good condition)
WW1 1916 DATED OFFICERS TRENCH WHISTLE WW1 British Officers Whistle Dated 1916 by J HUDSON & Co BIRMINGHAM With original lanyard ring Good clean honest Whistle
WW1 1918 DATED US 1911 DOUBLE MAGAZINE POUCH US WW1 Magazine pouch for 1911 pistol Excellent un issued condition Manufacturer marked - RUSSEL -OCT -1918
WW1 AIF ANZAC RETURNED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE BADGE WW1 Anzac Returned from Active Service Badge Australian Imperial Forces Issued by the Department of Defence Rear numbered -"224480" Manufactured by "Stokes & Son Melbourne" With original double loop rear fixing & pin Good quality badge- Numbered on reverse so possibly researchable Good investment potential
WW1 BAVARIAN 1898/05 BUTCHER BAYONET & SCABBARD 1915 Dated Bavarian 2nd Patt 98/05 Bayonet Clean blade by "FICHTEL & SACHS -SCHWEINFURT" Back edge of blade with Crowned "L" 15 & Proof mark Two piece grooved wooden grips held by screw bolts With Clean Steel Flash Guard ,Pommel etc Cross Guard also with Bavarian proof mark As is the pommel Blackened steel scabbard again with proof marks Some light finger rusting (Old) to the scabbard Some minor marking to the blade Nothing at all to detract from the item A good example of a scarce Bavarian 98/05
WW1 BAVARIAN MILITARPAS & MEDAL BAR WW1 Infantry mans Military Service Record Issued to Benngius Gast Born in 1888 joined enlisted in 1915 20th Bavarian Infantry Regiment Various unit stamps including that of the - Ers-Masch-Gew-Komp No.1 1.A.K 20.Inf.Rgt Prinz Franz 2.Ersatz-Komp 20.Inf.Rgt.1 Ers Batt,3.Ers-Komp Res-Inf-Rgt 1 M.G.K.S Numerous entries, places dates etc Awarded the Iron Cross 2nd class 13/11/1917 Bavarian Military Service Cross 3rd class 28/05/1917 Along with a pin back dress medal bar (As per photo) Consisting of the following- Iron Cross, Bavarian War Cross,(?) & 14/18 Honour Cross Both the Bavarian ribbon & the 14/18 have attached swords Book is in very good condition With wear commensurate with its age Researchable service book to a twice decorated Soldier Nice addition to any WW1 Collection
WW1 BELGIAN DEPORTEES CROSS & LATER MEMORIAL CARD WW1 Belgian Deportees Cross On original ribbon with rear pin mounting Slight damage to the very end of the cross arms (As can be seen in the photo's) With a 1961 Dated Funeral / Memorial card To "Camille Claus" husband of "Dame Marie Vandewalle" Born 14th February 1897 Civilian deportee to Germany between 1914-1918 Approx 50,000 Belgian civilians were deported to Germany To be used as forced labour between Oct 1916 -Feb 1917 Unusual to find either item let alone together ! Interesting piece of WW1 Belgian social history
WW1 BRITISH "MARY TIN" CHRISTMAS 1914 WW1 "Mary Tin" Issued to the Troops - Christmas 1914 As can be seen some wear to the Gilding But a Good honest example Far from mint - Has a nice "Been there" look to it . Hinge is good - Very small split to rear R-Hand corner
WW1 BRITISH 18LB "GAS ALARM" SHELL CASE Totally Original Untouched 1915 dated 18LB Shell case With it's Shell case "Carry Clip / Percussion Cap Protector" Case has had a internal metal loop fitted With a "Rope & Clapper" attached "Carry Clip" with a simple wire suspension loop. Case & clip have an even "Brown" patina Have been together for many years Part of my own "Collection" I obtained this at least 20 years ago in Belgium Good looking "Un Messed with-Gas Warning shell"
WW1 BRITISH BATTYE FRAGMENTATION GRENADE WW1 Battye Grenade Improvised "Stop Gap" Grenade Produced in France circa 1915 Cast cylindrical body In pretty good condition Some minor pitting-Nothing of any real worth The unusual part is- The Original Wooden Fuse block These are hardly ever encountered Grenade bodies are fairly common Because they are wooden the fuse blocks - Don't survive I obtained this one some years ago , In the Bethune area of Northern France One of a "Box" that had been found The Fuse plugs were stored "Up side Down" In the grenade it's self- Over the years the wood has swollen / shrunk Making it impossible to fit the plug "The right way round" Still with remains of the simple ignition "Wick" Totally Inert & free from any explosive material Unusual Grenade Good Collectable Condition UK POSTAGE ONLY
WW1 BRITISH HELMET SHELL WW1 Brodie Pattern steel helmet shell Both chinstrap bales are present One is secured by bent split pin the other with a rivet (No doubt a period repair) With remains of liner pad around the central rivet Who helmet has a lightly rusted paint finish Loose to a point & could be taken off with a wire brush Small dent to the crown Otherwise it's a sound non holed shell Ripe for restoration or left as is In good collectable condition
WW1 BRITISH MEDAL PAIR ASC CASUALTY IRAQ 1918 WW1 British War & Victory Medals Named to - "S4-144104 PTE H.G HIGHWAY A.S.C" Both in excellent condition On long lengths of original silk ribbon Part of a small collection recently purchased Basic research done-(CWGC) Pte Harold Charles S4/144104, No.1 lines of Communication Coy ASC Died of Typhus 15th May 1918 Remembered Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery Please note photo illustration is a "Stock" photo
WW1 BRITISH MEDAL PAIR MIDD'SEX RGT WW1 British War & Victory Medals Named to - "G-23356 PTE E.J CORPE MIDD'X R." Both in good (If not a little grubby)condition On original silk ribbons Part of a small collection recently purchased No research done-But "Sticky label" on "Plastic Wallet"- "ENT. PAIR ONLY" Please note photo illustration is a "Stock" photo
WW1 BRITISH SOLDIERS LEATHER CRIBBAGE BOARD One off Leather Cribbage board WW1 Period - Stamped with the owners Regiment & Number- 40735 RFA Approx size 13.5" x 3.5" & 0.25" thick No doubt made to be carried in a pack Taking up less space & weighing less than a wooden one Researchable item in good used condition If only it could talk !
WW1 BRITISH TRENCH LANTERN Classic WW1 British Trench Lantern Whole thing has a very old black over paint This has obscured the makers date plate as per photo After careful examination it appears to be either 1915 or 1918 Glass and candle maybe original I don't know Wooden carry handle has been soaked in PVA glue It was quite weak and this was done to stabilise it Both the door and top chimney still open Impressive centre piece for any WW1 Trench display Standing approx. 12" tall + the handle Part of a collection from a Private French Museum
WW1 BRITISH WIRE CUTTERS WD Stamped British Wire Cutters Approx 19" long - (Tip of "Cuter"- end of wooden grip) Good working condition- No Chips to cutting edge / jaws Metal work has heavy pattination With some surface rusting Makers details (And possible date) are partially visible "----LEAGUE (?) LONDON" Clear Broad Arrow "K" marked x 4 on metalwork 9 " Wooden handles in VCG Single metal lanyard loop to one of them All in all a nice pair of WW1 Period cutters In useable condition
WW1 BRONZE ROYAL FUSILIERS OFFICERS CAP & COLLAR BADGES Matched Bronze RF Officers Badge set Pair of "Lugged Collars" Single Double bladed Cap Badge Good Clean Collectable Condition
WW1 DERBY SCHEME ARMBAND WW1 Khaki Derby Scheme Armband With Applied Red Crown Issue number & Army Council stamp inside Original Grey Metal fixing buttons Very Good Condition- No Holes only some minor "Moth Grazing" (loss of "Flock" )
WW1 DERBY SCHEME ARMBAND WW1 Khaki Derby Scheme Armband With Applied Red Crown Issue number & Army Council stamp inside Original Grey Metal fixing buttons Has been folded in the same position for years- As such I have left as is to photograph it. Good Condition- A couple of very small moth nips , (As can be seen in the pics) With some minor "Moth Grazing" (loss of "Flock" ) Collectable item at a fair price.
WW1 EK11 & 1917 DATED DOCUMENT Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class On short length of Original Ribbon Suspension Ring maker marked S.W With button hole ribbon bow With 1917 dated illuminated document Named to Gefreite Franz Saager Of the 5th Company Infantry Regiment 378 Awarded in the field 27th September 1917 A nice looking very collectable item In good clean (Though folded ) condition
WW1 FRENCH "CITREON" OR "LEMON GRENADE" Good example of a "Dug " French Citroen Grenade Some corrosion -But no real "Damage" Could be cleaned very well on a "Wire Wheel" Totally inert & free from any explosive material
WW1 FRENCH 1914 PATT "BALL GRENADE" 1914 Patt French Ball Grenade Good clean condition With Brass screw in Fuze Old Black -"Re-paint" at some point Minor rust coming through the painted finish Good collectable item Totally inert & free from any explosive material UK POSTAGE ONLY
WW1 FRENCH ADRIAN HELMET WW1 French Infantry Adrian Helmet As can be seen from the pictures in no way mint ! The shell has surface rusting both inside and out The front Flaming Grenade has possibly been repainted Its also missing a rivet from the comb . The leather liner is original but not fitted to the body All the attachment prongs are in place As are the aluminium ventilation wafers / wedges The Blue cloth liner band has had some moth in the past But it's still firmly attached Could be put back in if desired without any real problem The chinstrap is also missing Recently picked up from a French Boot Fair / Flea Market Good as found item that can easily be improved on With a little bit of effort Just a wipe over the shell with oil would make it look better !
WW1 FRENCH ADRIAN PATTERN HELMET WW1 French Adrian Good example a French WW1 Helmet Multi piece construction -With- Original "RF Flaming Grenade " to the front Traces of both "Horizon Blue & Khaki " paint. Minus Liner - With an Old replacement Chinstrap Classic example of a WW1 French Combat Helmet
WW1 FRENCH ARMBAND "REQUISITIONS MILITAIRES" WW1 Period French Brassard / Armband Khaki cotton body with buckle fixing Attached pressed metal badge- "REQUISITIONS MILITAIRES" Indistinct issue stamp to the rear Appears never to have been worn. As the original French Card label is still attached Worn by Military Personnel involved in "Requisition Duties" Horses,Cars,Food in fact anything of use Could be taken for "The War Effort" These do turn up but never in such mint condition Good Collectable WW1 armband
WW1 FRENCH ARTILLERY ADRIAN HELMET WW1 French Artillery Adrian helmet. In as found un restored / messed with condition A good solid shell with almost all original blue paint finish Please note the photo's make it look a lot darker than it is, It's not brown as it looks in the pics but blue ! The Artillery badge appears to be original to the helmet, As in not been removed or replaced at any point The combe has taken a hit at some point Leaving a small crack and dent and popping out a rivet It's still secure with no movement etc. Internally the liner is missing Seven out of eight of the liner bend over tabs are still in place As are three of the four aluminum liner spacers Half the original leather chinstrap is also present It's been stored badly- With small rust spots to the outer shell With the same inside , though the actual bowl is worse It's a dirt and or dust build up aswell as the rust spotting It could and would clean up well, but I tend to leave as found A nice untouched example of a classic French Helmet In good collectable condition
WW1 FRENCH MEDAL GROUP -FLEA MARKET FIND As found WW1 French Medal group Consisting of - Croix De Guerre with Ribbon star (1914-18 Reverse) Combatants Cross WW1 French Victory Medal 1934 dated named Railway medal Two lapel badges , one gilt metal the other a ribbon bar All contained in the original Railway medal box Picked up in August 2019 at a Brittany flea market Possibly researchable ?? Nice complete little lot in good clean condition.
WW1 FRENCH WATER BOTTLE Small 1 litre WW1 French Water Bottle Light surface rusting all-over Original Wooden Stopper Original Cork has perished / Snapped Leaving the bottom half still in place Both Strap swivels move freely Good collectable condition Could easily be restored / re-painted
WW1 FRENCH WATER BOTTLE (FLEA MARKET FIND) Semi Relic French Great War Water Bottle With original cloth cover & leather shoulder strap Shoulder Strap is hard and dry -detached as seen Cover is "Grubby" to say the least -with some moth damage Actual bottle appears in solid condition Obvious shrapnel strike -But has not penetrated Without Corks / Stoppers Picked up this August in France (Flea Market) Good example in Semi Relic condition See photo's
WW1 FRENCH WATER BOTTLE (FLEA MARKET FIND) French flea market pick up WW1 Period water bottle Good sound condition no holes or damage With cork and stopper (Replacements) A black nylon carry strap with old brass securing buttons Still a nice looking display piece !
WW1 GERMAN (BAVARIAN) MEDAL & DOCUMENT GROUP Very nice WW1 Bavarian medal and document grouping Comprising of - Iron Cross 2nd Class & Document Black Wound Badge & Document Service Book Service from 1914-1919 Various photo's, A watch chain mounted with 2 x medallions 1 depicting both Franz Joseph & Kaiser Wilhelm The other a Memorial to Field Marshal Radetzky A fairly large piece of shrapnel All relating to Sgt Johann Kohla Iron Cross won in 1917, Wound Badge in 1918 Worthy of full research Part of a collection from a Private French Museum
WW1 GERMAN (BAVARIAN) MEDAL & DOCUMENT GROUP EXTRA PHOTO'S Extra photo's of Medal & Document Grouping
WW1 GERMAN / BAVARIAN MEDAL GROUP OF 3 WW1 Bavarian / German pin back medal bar Comprising of the following Iron Cross 2nd Class -Ring Marked M.S Bavarian War Merit Cross with Swords 3rd Class 14/18 Honour Cross with Swords -Marked to rear N&H All mounted on original pleated ribbons Nice clean honest medal grouping
WW1 GERMAN / SAXON MEDAL GROUP OF 3 WW1 Saxon / German pin back medal bar Comprising of the following Iron Cross 2nd Class Fredrich August Merit Medal in Silver War Veterans Organisation Cross -Incorrect Ribbon Mounted "Backwards" on Original Ribbons Good Honest grouping , As stated the War Veterans Cross is on a incorrect ribbon Not sure what should be mounted on it Possibly a higher grade Saxon Order
WW1 GERMAN / WURTTEMBERG KINGDOM MEDAL PAIR Good Original WW1 German Medal group Consisting of - Wurttemberg Silver Bravery Medal & 14/18 Honour Cross Unusually mounted -As in The Bravery medal is higher than the 14/18 Cross (Why I've no idea at all !) On good padded pin back medal bar Nice clean condition as per photo's
WW1 GERMAN 1908 PATT SERVICE BINOCULARS Original WW1 German Field Service binoculars. Manufactured by "C.P GOERTZ-BERLIN" Almost all original painted finish-Except on eye piece (Slightly chipped) that has been stripped back to the original Bakelite. Optics appear to be sound -Old leather neck strap. Good Collectable condition.
WW1 GERMAN 1916 84/98 BAYONET & SCABBARD 1916 Dated 84/98 Bayonet & Scabbard Maker marked blade "GEBR HARTKOPF SOLINGEN " Spine with Prussian Crown W & 16 Clean blade with some feint light grey staining Blued Pommel & working push stud Flash Guard to top of the wooden grips Blackened Scabbard with Imperial prof mark A good WW1 K98 bayonet Condition reflects the price I don't think that you'll be disappointed with it
WW1 GERMAN 75MM SHELL CASE Standard German Brass 75 mm shell case Various Markings dates etc All picked up from French flea markets 3 shown but another half a dozen in stock ! PLEASE NOTE I WILL POST AS CHEAP AS POSSIBLE PRICE SHOWN IS APPROXIMATE PRICE ONLY IF IT'S LESS THATS WHAT I WILL CHARGE
WW1 GERMAN IRON CROSS PAIR AND DOCUMENTS Good Original WW1 German Mounted Medal pair Iron Cross 2nd Class & 14/18 Honour Cross with Swords With Original award documents - EK11 Awarded 19th August 1918 14/18 Honour Cross Awarded in 1935 The recipient was in the 5th Ersatz Infantry Regiment 39th Bavarian Reserve Division (The 39th spent the entire war in the Alsace Lorraine region) Medals are in good clean condition, Both award documents have been folded Some minor foxing etc the EK11 doc Otherwise good clean condition Worthy of research -If possible These came from a long established French Collection That I was lucky enough to get access to
WW1 GERMAN M17 EGG GRENADE German M17 Egg Grenade In Good clean condition Clear maker marks to the bottom Minus Fuse Inert & Free from any Explosive Material UK POSTAGE ONLY
WW1 GERMAN MILITARY PASS BOOK (SAXON) Imperial German "MILITARPASS" Made out to a Saxon Soldier- Born in 1876-Who enlisted in Dresden in 1896 Serving both Pre & during WW1 In various Regiments / Units On 25/05/1916 he was awarded the- Friedrich August Medal in Silver All of the entries are in Germanic Script Worthy of proper translation / research Good clean complete condition
WW1 GERMAN OFFICERS EK11 MEDAL PAIR & MINIATURES WW1 German Officers Medal group Iron Cross 2nd Class (Makers mark to the ring) Prussian Reserve Officers 20 year Long Service Cross Mounted on original Prussian style plate and hook bar Along with very scarce miniature medal pair Suspended on a chain with pins both ends As worn on Civilian clothing Both the EK11 and LS ribbons are fraying But are original and as such I've left alone The core of the EK11 has some surface rusting- It look's worse in the photo than it is A wipe over with WD40 would get rid of it. Nice untouched pair WW1 Officers medals
WW1 GERMAN OFFICERS LETTER OPENER SWORD & SCABBARD Miniature "Lions Head" letter opener sword Cast alloy hilt / knuckle bow Plated 6" Blade O/A Length approx. 8.5" Complete with Miniature Scabbard Hilt has remains of a "Gold Painted finish" Grip with "Black & Red Painted finish" Simple sheet metal scabbard With "Suspension Rings" & a bottom "Drag" Not the best quality in the world But a good honest item Unusual to find with a scabbard.
WW1 GERMAN WAR AID MERIT CROSS WW1 German War Aid Merit Cross. Very good quality medal .Mounted on a Ribbon bar for the 14/15 Honour Cross
WW1 GERMAN WATER BOTTLE AND COVER Imperial German water bottle and cover In totally untouched as found condition Cork is stuck in the neck of the bottle and has separated Cover is rust stained, but has only a couple of minor holes All the press studs are present and in place Inner bottle though rusted is sound and not holed / damaged Minus leather suspension strap Part of a collection from a private French Museum Far from mint but not a relic either Honest item still collectable Please see the pics and make up your own minds .
WW1 GRV ROYAL ENGINEERS CAP BADGE Original WW1 Period RE Cap badge With slider back Some minor verdigri (Or polish residue) Good Badge
WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN POM POM SHELL / HEAD Complete Imperial German "Pom Pom" round. Approx. 6.25" tall Solid steel projectile (Unfired-no marks to the Driving band) Brass case marked "MAI 1918" Nice looking item- Totally inert & free from any explosive material UK POSTAGE ONLY
WW1 ISLE OF MAN POW / INTERNMENT CAMP CARVING Carved Cow bone vase mounted on a wooden base The lower 1.25" of the vase carved as a brick wall The front with a Rose below a ships life belt, The back "ISLE OF MAN" Very well executed stands 9.75" tall including the base In WW1 & WW2 the Isle of Man housed "Enemy Aliens" Both Civilian and Prisoners of War This style of carving is typical of WW1 manufacture Done in the camps & sold to supplement rations etc Some old cracking to the bone, as per photos This appears to be commensurate with age Is not in any way unstable , no damage flaking etc.
WW1 ITALIAN MEDAL PAIR AND CERTIFICATE Original Italian War Ministry certificate Dated 1922 and named to an Italian Soldier With affixed Great War decorations- Both the WW1 Italian Victory & Commemorative War Medal Certificate is trimmed creased and discoloured With some edge damage and tape repairs to the back But totally readable and would look good if framed
WW1 ITALIAN MEDAL TRIO AND CERTIFICATE Original Italian War Ministry certificate Dated 1921 and named to an Italian Soldier (Artillery) With 3x Great War decorations, That were originally pinned to the upper right hand corner- The 14/18 War Merit Cross, WW1 Italian Victory medal & Commemorative War Medal (Pins still on x 2 of the ribbons) Certificate has been folded but is undamaged (Except for the pin holes where the medals were attached) Totally readable and would look good if framed
WW1 JAPANESE VICTORY MEDAL Genuine full size WW1 Japanese Victory Medal Front with picture of a Warrior / Monk Reverse with Chrysanthemum flower & Japanese characters On a length of original ribbon Please note pictures taken with a flash Subsequently medal appears slightly brighter than it is
WW1 LORD KITCHENER MEMORIAL MATCH BOX COVER Tin / celluloid Memorial match box cover Marking the death of Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener (Secretary of State for War) Who was drowned on June 25th 1916 When H.M.S Hampshire struck a mine off of Orkney With the loss of 737 lives (Only 12 Survivors) He was on his way to Russia on a diplomatic mission His body was never recovered Condition is very good a couple of minor dents & creases But nothing to detract from the item As per photo's
WW1 MEDAL RIBBON BAR WITH SWORDS Good Quality pin back ribbon bar. Consisting of - 14/18 German Honour Cross 14/18 Hungarian War Medal 14/18 Bulgarian War Medal All ribbons with attached "Sword's"
WW1 MILLS BOMB "DESK ORNAMENT" Original WW1 "Mills Bomb" Sectioned and mounted on a wooden plinth No internals at all Filler & base plug's still in place The only visible marking is a "K" on the body Grenade was at some time painted blue ? As can be seen on the base plug Possibly used as an ashtray ? Mounted on a wooded base with felt backing. NOTHING EXPLOSIVE AT ALL IN THIS ITEM BUT-UK SALES ONLY
WW1 MILLS NO.5 GRENADE (BASE PLUG DATED 1915) Good inert "Relic" WW1 Mills Bomb With what appears to be the original - Lever, pin & plunger still in place No internal spring or detonator Slotted brass filler screw to the front Brass base plug marked- No.5.1 DEC 1915 W.A & CO. (W Ayton & Co Ltd) UK POSTAGE ONLY
WW1 MK1 BRITISH BRODIE HELMET Cracking condition WW1 Brodie helmet shell Retaining almost all of it's original painted finish Unfortunately the liner is missing- Though it still retains the central "Pad" (Condition is as per photo) And part of its chinstrap Makers marking to the rear brim-"HS 153" (Hadfield Ltd of Sheffield) Correct Steel rim & split rivet chin strap mounts (Rather than the US flat rivet) One of the nicest helmets I've seen in a while If it was restored with a period liner- A very expensive helmet !
WW1 OTTOMAN TURKISH "GALLIPOLI STAR" / IRON CRESCENT White Metal & Enamel Ottoman Turkish 1915 War Medal Otherwise known as the "Gallipoli Star " or "Iron Crescent" Excellent condition Rear in marked "BB&Co" Enamel versions getting harder to find . Cracking .looking medal in excellent collectable condition
WW1 PATRIOTIC PIN BADGE GRV & QUEEN MARY WW1 Period Celluloid & tin pin badge. With a picture of King George 5th & Queen Mary. Slight loss of picture by Queen Marys face - Some minimal rusting to the rear As per photo's Still a nice badge
WW1 PERIOD DEER HOOF HILTED FIGHTING KNIFE WW1 Period Private Purchase Trench / Fighting knife Well made knife with Deer Hoof hilt (Now missing most of its fur) "S" Shaped Cross guard & 5.25" blade Blade marked "ACIER SUPERIEUR" a French trade mark Contained in its original faux leather scabbard Appears to be either compressed paper or cardboard With some age wear to the scabbard tip Some minor spotting to the blade. Otherwise a nice clean and highly collectable item This type of knife is often associated with mountain troops Jaegers and or Chasseurs
WW1 PERIOD FRENCH ARTILLERY TUNIC Unusual French Artillery tunic All Black with Red Collar & piped front edge 5 x Large Artillery "Ball Buttons" to the front (French made) Collar with attached Gilt Crossed cannon insignia No other insignia only simple black looped cuff braid No pockets or back flap / decoration Stand up collar with "Hook & Eye fixing" With patent leather backing piece Makers / Retailers label "REGO" un-dated & un-numbered Though listed as WW1 This could be 1920's even 30's I honestly don't know This came with a pair of Black / Blue trousers Again piped in Red & altered at some point Not shown in the pictures -But included in the sale. Good looking uniform Displays well & in VGC
WW1 PERIOD METROPOLITAIN POLICE SPECIAL CONSTABLE BADGE Good clean Bronze badge. Original rear fixing -With makers mark.
WW1 PERIOD PAIR "FOXES" PATT OFFICERS PUTEES Private Purchase "FOXES PATT" Officers puttee's Beige wool -Stamped "MADE IN ENGLAND" With the Brass "FOX" button to each of them Very long with original webbing ties / makers labels With Patent details etc. Some moth "Grazing" with a few minor holes Display very well - Holes not being a problem Good collectable items in vgc
WW1 PERIOD SCARLET ROYAL ENGINEERS BANDSMAN TUNIC Royal Engineers Bandsman's tunic Complete with all buttons (GRV) Black velvet collar / cuffs with gold corded detail Half lined with later added name Remains of paper label still inside (As per photo) Date not readable but of WW1 Period Some minor marks nip's and wear Nothing "Drastic" just honest old age At some point a set of stripes have been removed, Leaving a very feint mark on the arm It also had a pair of flaming grenades on the collars Again the shadow of these is just visible All in all a nice display piece At a very reasonable price !
WW1 PROPAGANDA "IRON CROSS FOR KULTUR" WW1 British made propaganda Iron Cross Made of blackened "Pot Metal" Sold to aid the war effort
WW1 PRUSSIAN VETERANS LEAGUE BADGE Excellent quality pin badge Of the Prussian "Kreigerverband" Veterans or Warriors Association Black & White enamelled Shield Containing a large Crowned Gilt Eagle Black & White Silk ribbons With Metal ends & German inscriptions on them. Pin back fixing with makers marks, Impressive looking badge Good Collectable Condition
WW1 TRENCH ART "BOOK" SHAPED BOX Unusual item of WW1 Trench Art A small plated box approx. 2.75" x 3.25" That is shaped & opens like a "Book" With engravings to both front & back "Covers" "WORLD WAR 1914-1919" on one "CALAIS" Crossed Flags & a Crude Iron Cross to the other. Good Condition as per pictures
WW1 TURKISH "POW" CARVED TOBACCO BOX Carved Olive Wood cigarette case or tobacco box "Pillow" shaped approx. 4" x 3.5" in size With hinged lid carved with a Ottoman Turkish stand of arms The underside having a carved inscription In either Turkish or possibly Greek These are often referred to as POW items But- In all reality may have been carved by anyone ! Either way a very nice tactile box Well carved and in good collectable condition
WW1 TURKISH POW BEAD WORK BAG Very well made silk lined WW1 Bead work bag Approx. 5.75" x 5" in size One side with 3 x Red Crosses on a Blue background With "TURKISH PRISONER" in White / Blue beads Other side with 2 x Tropical birds (Possibly a Peacock & a Gold finch or such like) With "SOUVENIR 1918" in Black beads Edges trimmed in bead work loops Complete with beaded carrying handle In Very good collectable condition A few missing beads on the edge loops - But no real damage to talk of Getting scarcer to find in any condition at all !
WW1 US / GERMAN KG MARKED POW TROUSERS Scarce POW issue WW1 US trousers Obtained from a long standing French Collection Standard US Infantry trousers With KG stencilled in white to one leg KG - KRIEGSGEFANGENE or -PRISONER OF WAR Would have belonged to a captured US Doughboy Possibly during the 1918 Offensive Records show 4120 US Servicemen were POWS in WW1 Condition isn't bad , some moth nips to the seat and leg area With discolouration and staining to the waist lining band General wear tear and a couple of small repairs 5 out of 6 belt loops have been replaced With a slightly darker material (And they have had moth ) The Original printed label is still inside but not readable The lower leg laces are missing, Though the original 5 x US Fly buttons are still in place The KG on the leg looks brighter in the photo than it is (Had to use the flash) Interesting article of Great War uniform Not perfect but still very collectable and display well
WW1 US DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE 2ND CAVALRY US WW1 Honorable Discharge Certificate To Herbert Dempsey - Pvt K Troop 2nd US Cavalry Served France from April 1918 returned to the US June 1919 Taking part in both the St Mihiel & Meuse Argonne Offensives (Dates and places of action are all noted) Whilst overseas his character was classed as Excellent On return to the USA he went AWOL 3X separate occasions Dates of which are shown on the certificate He was awarded the US Victory medal with 3 x bars- ST MIHIEL,MEUSE ARGONNE & DEFENSIVE SECTOR As can be seen condition is not good The document has been taped together (A long time ago) Has split on the folds / creases But is still readable (As per photo) More importantly this is fully researchable Would no doubt make an interesting project
WW1 US INFANTRY OFFICERS 4 POCKET TUNIC WW1 US Officers tunic. Made of "Padded" light tan cotton material With single gold cuff band to each lower sleeve Full set of Bronze US buttons Officers pin on insignia to the collar "US " & "Crossed Rifles" French ? tailors label to the lining (As per photo) Some minor moth to one lower sleeve Also a Black ink mark to the same area N either detracts from the tunic Good display item in very collectable condition
WW1 US OFFICERS GREAT COAT WITH CUFF BRAID Heavy weight WW1 US Officers Great Coat With stand up collar (As per photo) Early style Cuff braid ( Indicating Rank of 1st Lt) Back with integral belt One front button an old replacement. Otherwise appears to be 100% Original Some minor moth nibbles Mainly in the collar area Lining in the collar area has come unstitched Easy repair -But I tend to leave "As Found" Displays well US WW1 items are becoming more desirable A still affordable -WW1 Investment DUE TO WEIGHT PLEASE CONTACT FOR POSTAGE PRICE
WW1 VOLUNTEER WORKERS WAR BADGE Crowned Brass WW1 "VW" -Volunteer Worker badge. Pin backed ,numbered & maker marked to rear - (J R GAUNT LONDON)
WW1/ WW2 GAS / ALARM RATTLE WW1 / WW2 Gas or Alarm rattle. Purchased in a French Flea Market last year As can be seen the metal pieces are heavily pitted The wooden handle has a fairly large crack / split Though for its obvious faults its solid and still works No markings at all on wood or metal work Not sure if it's WW1 or WW2 Displays well & has a nice feel to it
WW1/WW2 ITALIAN BERSAGLIERI OFFICERS CAP BADGE Scarce Bersaglieri Officers cloth badge Gilt wire and sequins embroidered on a Gray cloth backing With Black Velvet center to the strung "Bugle Horns" Approx. 4" x4" in size, Not sure if this is for an Officers Peaked Cap, Or the 1909/16 Forage Cap But as can be seen its of stunning quality A few loose threads but nothing at all to detract from the item Please note photos taken with a flash As such this item is not as bright as is shown
WW1/WW2 ROYAL MARINE BANDSMANS DRESS TUNIC Excellent quality RM Bandsman's Dress Tunic Complete with all relevant "Buttons & Braid" Remains of a ink / painted issue stamping inside (Only partially readable ) Over all condition is very good- A couple of VERY SMALL marks to the body. Yellow collar cording has become partially detached (In the middle both ends secured) Cracking display item at an affordable price- Would be a -difficult tunic to up grade !!
WW2 DUTCH RADIO WIRELES AIR GUNNERS BREVET WW2 Free Dutch Naval Air Force Brevet For a Radio Wireless operator / Air Gunner Gilt metal half wing with blue enamel center (Minor chip to enamel ) With original rear pin fixing Maker marked to the back Toye & Co London
WW2 FIRE GUARD ARMBAND WW2 Fire Guard armband-Blue cotton body with yellow printed wording-Good used Condition.
WW2 MEDAL / DOCUMENT GROUP -WOUNDED & DISHARGED WW2 AB64 Medal / Document grouping. Arthur Ronald Marchant - From Meopham Kent, who enlisted 09/01/1940- Being Discharged "Ceasing to fulfil army physical requirements" -19/01/1944 Serving with "1st Armoured Divisional Workshop RAOC" Then REME - Seeing Active Service in the Middle East (15/08/41-28/04/43) Then South Africa 29/04/43-10/12/43 Comprising of- 39/45 & Africa Stars & War & Defence Medals AB64 Pay & Service Book. Crossing the Line Certificate (SS Strathmore -Sept 1941) Army Attestation Certificate War Office ID Card for Drivers Egyptian note book (Named Cover -But empty) Various Pension / National Insurance Papers Including Named letter re "Invalided Personnel War Badge" Badge for the above (Wound Badge WW2) Embroidered Egyptian Souvenir "Pyramid " Picture (1941) Wartime Ration Books to both- Arthur Ronald Marchant & Marion Marchant (Wife ??) Good WW2 lot with plenty of research potential, Paperwork a little worn but intact & fully readable. Does not detract at all from this complete grouping.
WW2 (?) HOME FRONT NATIONAL DRIED MILK TIN Welfare Foods Service National Dried Milk tin in good clean condition (Lid with some surface rusting ) Can't make out a date Possibly Post War Still makes a good addition to any Home Front collection
WW2 (?) OR'S FRENCH NAVAL CAP French "Other Ranks" Naval cap Thought to be of WW2 vintage Black Cotton Felt body Piped in Red Lined "Central Head Section" Detachable Red Pom Pom (Wired on) Black pressed paper / cardboard liner band This has cracked in places but is still firmly attached (As can be seen in the photo's) With "MARINE NATIONALE" cap tally Original white chinstrap still in place. Good collectable item
WW2 (DRK) GERMAN RED CROSS BELT & BUCKLE Late war (?) Steel DRK belt buckle No markings at all that I can see Front with even dark patina Back with light rust bloom as per photo Mounted on a ersatz type leather belt With steel hook fitting - with similar patination ton the buckle Belt is like the buckle "Salty" With cracking, crazing a couple of small tears, With general age related wear the only marking is a No.6 Leather is small size approx.38" end to end Good honest item showing its age but a nice display piece
WW2 (GRV1) BRITISH STAFF OFFICERS "RED TABS" Matched pair of Staff Officer,Colonel ,Brigadiers "Red Tabs" Red satin backed Red felt body With a maroon central "Band" Gilt GRV1 buttons Originally had press stud rear fixings Now only one remains. Good Original Officers tabs. In collectable condition
WW2 / KOREAN MALAYA OFFICES MINIATURE OBE MID MEDAL GROUP WW2 / Post War Officers Miniature Medal Group Attributed to Col. F.H Potter O.B.E (RASC) Comprising of - O.B.E (Military) 39/45,Burma & France & Germany Stars Defence & War Medals G.S.M (2 Bars S.E ASIA 1945-6 & MALAYA) Queens Korea Medal United Nations Korea Medal (M.I.D twice ) Full research included , Commission dates, LG entries etc. Mounted on a pin bar and has been in a frame at some point (Glue residue to reverse) Very nice impressive group to a career soldier Who served both in WW2 & subsequent Post War conflicts
WW2 1943 DATED GERMAN RESERVISTS WEHRPASS German Army Wehrpass To a 53 year old Conscripted Reservist Not a lot of entries inside Has his photo, personal details etc. Call up date to the "Landsturm" (Nov 1943) Good starter level wherpass With some limited potential for reasearch
WW2 1944 BRITISH CHOCOLATE & BOILED SWEET TIN WW2 British Army Chocolate & Boiled Sweets Ration tin Makers stencil to the lid J.L & Co Ltd PKD 3/44 All still readable but has a cup ring mark to the lid. This may or may not clean up a tad Still a nice tin in what is in reality good condition These were never meant to survive 75+ years !
WW2 1944 DATED LEATHER ATS DRIVERS GLOVES Pair of 1944 dated yellow leather gloves WD Marked size 7 As issued to ATS Drivers Manufactured by- "The Gee Cross Glove Company Ltd" Unissued Condition
WW2 1944 FEMALE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE SKI CAP 1944 Dated NFS Ski Cap Issued to female members of the service Stiffened Black / Blue cotton piped in Red With turn down sides with central ribbon tie Maker marked & dated inside "J COLLETT LTD, 6 3/4 1944" With internal cloth chinstrap still in place Complete with Original NFS Chromed badge A scarce item of Home Front Headgear In very good collectable condition Only fault I can find is - 4 x VERY SMALL moth nips Nothing at all the detract from the hat
WW2 1945 DATED GENERAL SERVICE BERET Somewhat "Salty" 1945 Dated British GS Beret Size 7 1/2-J COLLET LONDON- Over Stamped "56" in BIG NUMBERS Why I've no idea As can be seen from the pictures- Numerous moth nibbles / small holes A couple of "Darn " patches to the top Complete with a Brass Coldstream Guards cap badge As already said "Salty" If you want a mint pretty looking GS Beret- It's not this one ! Still a good looking example -With a "Been there " look.
WW2 1945 DATED STEN GUN SLING Good clean 1945 dated Sten sling
WW2 2ND CLASS IRON CROSS Good multi piece construction 1939 Iron Cross Under a glass you can clearly see the seam On each arm where both halves of the frame are joined Also can see a slight gap in places Between the Iron "Core" and the outer frame Smaller suspension ring has been slightly bent at some point Pushing it up slightly -But still solidly attached No visible makers marks or number codes On original ribbon Nice collectable medal & reasonably priced !
WW2 7TH HUSSARS BATTLE DRESS & TROUSERS Genuine 1943 dated Battle Dress & Trouser set Manufactured in the USA by- "STOUBERS CASTLE CLOTHES" With Philadelphia QM depot label Badged to the 7th Hussars With an un-usual (Faded) Arm Shield Royal Armoured Corps arm of service strips Medal Ribbons to the chest- 39/45,Africa,Burma & Italy Stars + Defence Medal (No War Medal -Defence possibly a period mistake ??) Some Minor Moth nips Nothing to detract from the uniform> A Genuine "Matched BD & Trousers" Not often seen like this on the market
WW2 AFS "STARBURST" BADGE AFS Badge White Metal & Enamel Excellent condition Half moon rear fixing ,maker marked- "J.PINCHES Ltd LONDON "
WW2 AIR DEFENCE CADET CORPS BUTTONS (SET OF) 9 x Scarce Chrome ADDC Buttons 7 x Large -Great Coat or Tunic (22mm) 2 x Small Epaulette (14mm) Scarce Buttons in good condition
WW2 AIR DEFENCE CADET CORPS LAPEL BADGE Scarce WW2 ADDC Chrome and Enamel lapel badge Rear half moon fixing In excellent collectable condition
WW2 AIR DEFENCE CADET CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE Very Scarce WW2 Air Defence Corps Officer's cap badge Two piece construction Chrome outer wreath with applied motto & Blue Enamel Bird Original rear loop fixings & split pin ADCC formed in 1938 -absorbed into the ATC in 1941
WW2 ARP HANDBOOK No.1 PERSONAL PROTECTION AGAINST GAS 1939 Dated ARP Handbook (2nd edition) Personal Protection against Gas Illustrated Publication in good clean used condition
WW2 ARP HANDBOOK No.2 FIRST AID & NURSING 1938 Dated ARP Handbook No.2 (3rd edition) First Aid and Nursing for Gas Casualties Good clean used condition - Pencil notes on Gasses etc on last page
WW2 ARP MARKED GAS MASK BAG Scarce 1943 dated ARP Gas Mask Bag Canvas construction with Brass buckles Inside is stamped "J.W.T.C 1943" With A.R.P to the front Original Shoulder Strap Good home front display item
WW2 ATS AB64 PAPERS DOCS ETC + EDUCATION CERTS ETC WW2 ATS AB64 Paperwork & Document lot AB64 shows Emma Oldfield enlisted in Huddersfield on 18/06/1943 -being discharged on "Compassionate Grounds" 31/10/1945 At one time serving with "E Company No.3 WSD Group ATS" Various passes tickets, discharge papers etc - With Original ATS Cap Badge Along with a whole bundle of documentation certificates etc that relate to Ms Oldfields pre war education then teaching post at Huddersfield Technical College (Fabric / Dress design) (Became a lecturer at Huddersfield School of Art 1945-1976)
WW2 AUSTRALIAN ARP AUXILIARY AMBULANCE BADGE White metal & enamel Australian ARP badge Victoria District ARP Auxiliary Ambulance Back numbered (1747) Along with makers marks and double lugg fitting Nice looking unusual badge In good collectable condition
WW2 BELGIAN MEDAL PAIR & DOCS WW2 Belgian Commemorative war medal with swords Along with a Post War Golden Palms Order of the Crown With a small painted metal Belgian flag lapel or tie pin Both awarded to the same individual The War medal with swords in 1961 (A late issue !) The other award in 1986 The latter being a Civil decoration awarded by - The Ministry of Work and Employment (Possibly upon retirement ??) Interesting combination and not often seen together
WW2 BELGIAN OFFICERS POW MEDAL GROUP & DOCS Unusual WW2 Belgian Prisoner of War Grouping Consisting of 3 mounted medals - 1940-45 Commemorative War Medal (Swords on Ribbon) Belgian prisoner of war medal Unknown Gilt & Enamel Cross -Swords / Leaves on ribbon With various paperwork items relating to- Artillery Captain Jules Bouckaert Who appears to have been interned at Oflag XV111B (Wolfsberg Austria) Including a large letter from the "Public Works Dept" In relation to his War service / Pow status Interesting lot worthy of proper research.
WW2 BELGIAN POW MEDAL PAIR AND DOCUMENT Belgian WW2 Prisoner of War identity card (With Photo) To one Ernest Masson who was a Prisoner of War Between 29/05/1940-17/12/1940 Being held at Stalag 2c (Greifswald ) Along with corresponding medals - Belgian POW with one bar to the ribbon Belgian Commemorative war medal with crossed swords Nice confirmed POW lot & possibly researchable
WW2 BELGIAN RESISTANCE VETRANS ID CARDS AND ARMBAND WW2 Resistance Fighters Association cards & Brassard Originally belonging to "Fernand Fievet" of Biesmeree Belgium (Small town between Namur & Charleroi) Three cards all named to the above, Federation of Belgian Combatants 1979 dated Federation of Veterans of King Albert card 1968 dated MNB Membership card & matching armband Both with the NAMUR sector / area mark on them MNB- Belgian National Movement, formed in 1940 Focused on helping escaped Allied airmen, Sabotage Intelligence gathering & general acts of Resistance In February 1944 most senior Members of this Group Were rounded up / Arrested by the Occupying Germans Unusual lot with research potential Of a verified Belgian Resistance Member
WW2 BRASS P38 PACIFIC / AUSTRALIA SOUVENIER ASHTRAY Brass ashtray "Map" of Australia Engraved with names of all the Major Towns & Cities' etc As well as Kangaroo & Kookaburra On which is mounted a movable "Arm" With a Brass model of a P38 Lightening attached Plane engraved with - "GOOD LUCK, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH PACIFIC, 1945" Arm possibly re-attached with later screw (As per photo) Impressive looking display item
WW2 BRITISH / POLISH AB64 PAYBOOK Wartime AB64 issued to a Pole Unusual as he appears to have enlisted with a false name Which has been corrected -As per photo's Complete with photo as with most Polish AB64's Cover detached from inner pages A good research project In good / fair condition
WW2 BRITISH AB64 SERVICE DOCS PAPERS ETC AB64 &Service Papers Docs etc to E.W ANKER(Unfortunate but true !!) Ernest Walker Anker enlisted in Aston on 02/10/1940 Serving with the Royal Engineers- AB64 Confirms Africa Star & 8th Army Bar Release Book shows discharged 14/02/1946 With various passes ,doc's ,medal slip etc Gas Proof material AB64 Cover (A/F But complete) Also Post War Drivers Licence in leather cover. Good complete lot worthy of further research
WW2 BRITISH ARMY SERVICE RESPIRATOR & BAG 1941 Dated British Service Respirator In a 1942 dated Khaki respirator bag Complete with pack of "Eye Shields" & "Anti Dim Kit" Cloth covered mask well marked -"AVON 2-6-41 LARGE" Hose in VGC -still supple no damage Red painted Box filter marked " Z3/5/43 ET" Bag Marked "HJ & CO LTD (1)1942" With original Web shoulder strap Only "Damage" is the "Head Harness" has gone hard The Elasticated straps are fine- Just the Central rubber harness has hardened Still a very good example of a Wartime Gasmask In as found / untouched condition Would display very well Obviously not to be worn for any reason at all !
WW2 BRITISH MEDAL GROUP OF 5 INC TEM (ACC) Mounted WW2 Medal Group comprising of - 1939 / 45 & France & Germany Stars Defence & War Medals With George 6th Territorial Efficiency Medal Named to -6090962 PTE J.L WATMAN A.C.C Service Number indicates originally with the Queens Rgt Good honest set of WW2 Medals Now becoming easier to trace / research
WW2 BRITISH MILITARY GAS MASK AND BAG WW2 British Military Respirator Cloth covered mask dated 1939 With all original straps fittings etc. The red box filter is dated 1942 As is the carry bag it's contained in With a 1943 dated packet of eye shields Good overall condition Eye pieces are clean without cracks or marks Hose is flexible and undamaged Some fading to the bag, The box filter has remains of what appears to be tar on it (Not a lot just a bit on the bottom ) Good display item
WW2 BRITISH MILITARY WASH ROLL & PART KIT Genuine unissued wash roll with partial kit I have said partial - I think there should be a soap dish but I'm not 100% sure ! 1941 dated canvas roll with the following items- 1945 Dated Shaving brush (WD Stamped) Packet of Howard Razor blades Stick of Shaving soap Two part metal Razor in remains of Brown paper wrappings Tried to unwrap it but the paper started to fall apart As such I've just put it back in the roll and left it alone Unissued collectable condition
WW2 BRITISH OFFICERS TROPICAL "SHIRT" -WITH BURMA SLIP ON'S British WW2 period lightweight shirt / tunic Khaki Cotton -Possibly Indian made 2 x pleated breast pockets With 3 x button's to the front Fitted with a pair of slip on shoulder boards Embroidered with a Single Crown (Major) & "BURMA" As can be seen in the photo's- One slip on is slightly lighter than the other But came together on the shirt "As is" By all "Intents & Purpose" a matched pair (Local Charity Shop !) Shirt has some minor moth damage / wear & tear Nothing of any great worth- Only bit worth a mention is shown in the pictures No makers labels, markings etc. Approx. size as follows- Chest 40-42" Collar 16" Arm (Arm pit -cuff) 19" Good looking display item In collectable condition
WW2 BRITISH SRD STONEWARE RUM BOTTLE Good honest undamaged SRD bottle Approx. 13" tall & 6.75" across Maker marked to the bottom "MOIRA Co. LTD POTTERY" This company was in business between 1922 -1972 Producing Stoneware items Another item obtained at a French flea market A nice decorative item In good collectable condition PLEASE NOTE UK POSTAGE ONLY IF YOU ARE OVERSEAS PLEASE ASK FOR RATES
WW2 BRITISH WATER BOTTLE AND CRADLE Another French Boot Fair pick up British WW2 water bottle and short 37 pattern webbing cover With original cork stopper & string (Snapped) These have been together years and shrunk on I cant get the webbing cover off Can just about see some sort of stamping on the inside Unfortunatly can't make out what it says ! As can be seen there's some mothing on the felt cover Exposing the Green enamel bottle underneath Both side straps have brass buckles Can't say much else about it really !
WW2 BULGARIAN ANTI FASCIST PARTISANS BADGE & DOCUMENT Scarce WW2 Bulgarian Document & Award Badge 1949 dated doc & enamelled screw back badge Of the- "Bulgarian Fighters against Fascism & Capitalism" Awarded to "Lubomir Nikolov" Born in 1923 & a Partisan during WW2 Document Photo shows Nikolov in Military Uniform Good clean condition All this sort of material is getting harder to find Becoming collectable in its own right
WW2 BULGARIAN HUSBAND / WIFE PARTISAN MEDAL GROUPING Scarce WW2 Bulgarian Partisan Grouping To both "Husband & Wife" Veska Patolova & Stoian Patolov Comprising of - Red leatherette named "Issue Docs" to the above Dated 1969 & 1975 A pair of "Cased" Bulgarian awards- Partisan Badge of the 1923-44 Anti Fascist Movement Red Enamel Star with central "Silver" plaque Showing 2x "Armed Partisans" Rear Screw Back fixing's The dates 1923 & 1944 refer to_ The first Socialist uprising in Bulgaria (1923) The Second the 1944 Socialist Revolution Nice looking badges -Unusual to find with issue docs Getting harder to find this sort of material At a "Reasonable Price !!"
WW2 CD / PRIVATE PURCHASE BAKELITE HELMET WW2 Period Black Bakelite Helmet No manufacturers markings or dates etc.on the helmet With just a paper 7 (Size label) on the liner Standard spring loaded khaki web chinstrap Front has remains of what looks to be a Red painted badge These were often used by the Civil Defence, Fire Service and Factory Fire Guards In good clean collectable condition
WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE / HOME GUARD WATER BOTTLE & CARRIER Unusual British water bottle & carrier Thought to be Home Guard or CD issue Similar in pattern to the HG / ATS webbing cradle & strap But made of a 2" wide lightweight webbing Complete with adjustable shoulder strap This is machine made "All in one" With felt covered water bottle This appears a little odd itself The cover appears to have been up on "Inside out" Seams visible on the bottom & rear Possibly some markings to the cover I can't make them out Interesting variation obviously factory made But no issue markings at all Good collectable item in Very good condition
WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE / ST JOHNS AMBULANCE WATER BOTTLE AND STRAP WW2 Civil Defence or St Johns water bottle Khaki enamel bottle with black felt cover (Some moth damage) Hard Plastic stopper with chain attachment Black Leather skeleton cradle with leather and cloth strap. Strap is a bit crunchy as in the leather is cracked . It has also had a wax thread whipped repair done to it Still displays well a honest item. Priced to sell
WW2 FACTORY ON WAR SERVICE BADGE Unusual "ON NATIONAL SERVICE" chrome & enamel badge For the employees of - JOHNSON & MATTHEY Co. LIMITED Half moon fixing and makers marking to the rear. Numbered 328 I cannot find any reference to these badges anywhere But were obviously issued in limited numbers by the company Johnson & Matthey were and still in business During both WW1 & WW2 they were heavily involved With the production of materials used in the war effort Including Platinum refining for the use in TNT Making electrical components and wire Even the production of Silver Nitrate As used in desalination kits issued to the Navy Scarce badge in good clean condition
WW2 FRENCH "L'ARMEE FRANCAIS DU COMBAT " MAGAZINE APRIL 1945 62 Page French colour / black & white Magazine Dated April 1945 Showing the heroics of the French Army in WW2 Including pages on - Liberation of Corsica, Campaign in Italy, The Elbe Pacific, Resistance activity etc etc Plenty of illustrations of French and Colonial troops Action shots, German Pows destroyed buildings etc. And of course our favourite French Wartime Hero General Charles de Gaulle Cracking magazine & very interesting
WW2 FRENCH "L'ILLUSTRATION" MAGAZINE MARCH 1942 French magazine dated 14th March 1942 Showing the Bombing of Paris by the RAF National Funeral Service for the victims etc Numerous photo's and illustrations Showing coffins, wreckage destroyed buildings Good condition and well illustrated Interesting Pro German and Anti British publication (Again picked up in Recently in Brittany )
WW2 FRENCH "LA SEMAINE " MAGAZINE AUGUST 1942 Special edition of the French "LA SEMAINE" Magazine Published during the German Occupation of France Dated 30th August 1942 titled - "The Story of a Canadian Fighter" With what appears to be an interview - With a Canadian POW - Herbert Waite With photo's of the failed Dieppe Raid / Landings Captured Canadian POW's ,wrecked tanks and equipment Bodies of the fallen etc Aswell as a "Normal" magazine With stories letters and adverts etc at the back Couple of very small tears creases Otherwise a good interesting magazine Showing photo's of the tragic 1942 landings
WW2 FRENCH "Le Miroir" MAGAZINE MARCH 1940 French magazine dated 30th March 1940 The first couple of pages showing - Citations for the Legion D'Honneur and Medal Militaire Numerous photo's and illustrations Showing French (Including Colonial) and Allied Troops Preparations , flooding and damage etc. Before the German Invasion / Occupation Good condition and well illustrated Interesting item (Again picked up in Recently in Brittany )
WW2 FRENCH POW PAY BOOK DOCS & MEDAL WW2 French POW grouping To Maurice Lagouche Born 17 March 1910 in Cambrai Pay book dated 1930- 1959 From when he enlisted until his reservist status ended Most entries are between 1931 & 1932 He was demobbed in 1932, 1st reserve 1935, 2nd reserve 1951 stood down 1959 Entries for 1938 but can't see WW2 service, Or indeed his place of Capture dates etc. Carte Du Combattant dated May 1953 With his name & photo etc.on one side A picture of the Combatants cross to the other Contribution (Stamp Card) For the National Federation of French Combatant POWs With stamps from 1966 - 1971 With French Combatants Cross on original ribbon Picked up in the Summer from a French Flea Market As found in good collectable condition Possibly researchable ??
WW2 FRENCH PROPAGANDA MAGAZINE ORADOUR SUR GLANE Unusual French publication Profusely illustrated A4 size magazine With pictures of the Oradour Sur Glane Massacre Carried out on the 10th June 1944 By Waffen SS Troops Killing 642 Men Women & Children Written in French -But the pictures tell it all Has been folded in the past Some general age related wear Otherwise a very interesting if not sobering item
WW2 FRENCH RESISTANCE COLONEL FABIEN PLAQUE AND BOOK Unusual French WW2 Memorial Plaque & Book Dedicated to "Colonel Fabien" Born Pierre Georges Fabien was a member of the French Communist party Fighting in the Spanish Civil war Later joined the French Resistance (1940) Taking part in a series of killings of German Soldiers Which in return led to the execution of 500 French hostages Actively involved in the Liberation of Paris He organised FFI Troops once it had fallen Being killed by a land mine in Alsace December 1944 (Along with 2 other Communist resistance leaders) Leading to various rumours and conspiracy theories Plaque is made of some sort of grey metal alloy With a ANACR label on the back (National Association of Resistance Veterans) The book is period (Just post war ?) though I can't see a date Full of info and pictures -Unfortunately all in French Interesting lot worthy of some research
WW2 GERMAN ARBEITSBUCH (WORK BOOK) Wartime German work book Interesting research potential Into the German "Home Front" Good clean un-damaged condition
WW2 GERMAN ARBEITSBUCH (WORK BOOK) Pre war / wartime German work book Numerous pages of entries Interesting research potential Into the German "Home Front" Good clean un-damaged condition
WW2 GERMAN ARMY (HEER) BELT & BUCKLE WW2 Army Belt & Buckle Aluminium buckle appears unmarked Front is a little worn,back with remains of original green paint Belt Leather with some holes / repairs but solid Steel hook fitting with marking (LUF) Small belt leather approx. 34" end to end Salty but cheap belt and buckle
WW2 GERMAN ARMY BELT & BUCKLE Original WW2 German Army belt & buckle 35" Black / Brown leather belt Marked 105 & ADGB44 (B is a ? see picture) Steel Army Buckle- Clean front With remains of Grey Green paint to the reverse Indistinct makers mark to rear (Got an S in it !) Nice Original Belt in good clean condition
WW2 GERMAN DAF MARKED CHINA PLATE Small white china plate approx. 8.25" across With Green markings to the rear for the DAF Incorporating the Cog wheel & Swastika motif Good clean undamaged condition
WW2 GERMAN DEMJANSK ARM SHIELD Grey Zinc DEMJANSK Shield Complete with backing cloth and back paper cover I will be totally honest with this item I don't know if its original or not. I have shown half a dozen other people I have got half a dozen different opinions Some good some bad One picking up on detailing on the logs & Sword hilts Another on the Eagle Another say's the backing cloth is incorrect Have had the complete opposite with some other collectors They have said the detailing is ok on the shield And the backing material is correct As such its being sold "AS IS" no guarantee You will have to make up your own minds on it Its priced well under current market value I really can't say much more Please look carefully at the photo's They make up part of the description
WW2 GERMAN DRESS BAYONET SCARCE MAKER Early wartime production Carbine bladed dress bayonet Chequered composite grips held by screw bolts Birds head pommel with working push stud "Eye" Small swept back single quillion cross guard 8" Double maker marked carbine blade "ASCULAP WERKE JETTER & SCHEERER TUTTLINGEN" To one side "APSCULAR" with Crown & entwined Serpent to the other (Company originally made medical blades etc Hence the entwined serpent insignia) Blade showing some scratches / sharpening marks (Minor) Hilt & pommel turning "Grey" Some minor paint loss to scabbard Honest item in good / fair condition Direct vet family purchase
WW2 GERMAN EAGLE SWASTIKA 1939 MARKED CHINA PLATE Small white china plate approx. 9" across With Black Nazi markings to the rear Incorporating the Eagle & Swastika motif Maker marked "H & Co SELB BAVARIA" "HEINRICH 1939" Good clean undamaged condition
WW2 GERMAN FIRE POLICE OFFICERS CAP Original WW2 German Fire Police Officers peaked cap Dark blue body with Carmine piping Central Black Velvet band Edged top & bottom again with Carmine piping Black fiber peak (Brown on the inside) Good quality 2nd pattern Nazi Police cap eagle With Original multi piece cockade Original Officers braided chinstrap (In VGC) Brown liner / leather sweat band Sweat band has had the top tucked back on its self Why I don't know -maybe to give a little more padding ? But this appears to have been done as a period adaptation Liner is marked -"GEORG RIEDER - MUNCHEN " All in all a very tidy looking cap Some very minor faults - 3 X tiny moth nips to the crown Small wear hole to the liner (As can be seen in the photo's) 2 x Small marks to the velvet band Otherwise a cracking example of this type of head gear
WW2 GERMAN IDENTITY CARD + 2 DOCS 3 X WW2 German Documents Identity card with photo, Contribution card And what I think is a Police pass All came together but are in script As such I can't actually read them ! I assume they all relate to the same person Please see photo's
WW2 GERMAN KREIGSMARINE SUMMER BREST EAGLE Original KM Summer Brest Eagle No makers marks and missing its pin But a good clean crisp stamping Nice patina to the gilded finish Pin easily replaced Good collectable condition
WW2 GERMAN KUBAN ARM SHIELD Bronzed sheet metal (Magnetic) Kuban Shield Slightly vaulted , With well defined Eagle Swastika etc Missing it's backing plate & arm of service material With 4 x securing tabs to the rear Good Original item. Direct veterans family purchase
WW2 GERMAN MEDAL GROUP OF 2 WW2 German pin back medal bar Comprising of the following War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (Zinc issue) Sudetenland 1938 Occupation Medal Both mounted on Original parade mounted ribbons KVK is showing wear to the finish as per photo Good honest medal grouping for a Pre War Serviceman
WW2 GERMAN N.S.B.O STICK PIN NSBO Stick pin Good clean Stamping -No makers marks. Straight pin Approx 4cm long
WW2 GERMAN POLICE 2ND PATTERN CAP EAGLE Good clean example of a 2nd Patt Police cap eagle Retaining both brass attachment pins Maker marking to the rear of the Swastika "I.D "
WW2 GERMAN POLICE MEDAL BAR Good Quality pin back ribbon bar. Consisting of - WW2 Iron Cross WW2 War Merit Cross WW2 Russian Front Medal Long Service Medal (Attached Police Insignia)
WW2 GERMAN RED CROSS HANDBOOK / MANUAL Original 1944 dated German Red Cross manual 146pages of text and pictures Some minor marking to pages, Some edges slightly turned over on the top corner But all in all - A good clean collectable DRK publication
WW2 GWR WAR SERVICE BADGE WW2 Great Western Railway badge Oval Brass badge (Silvered) Blue painted inset with "RAILWAY SERVICE" (Some chipping to paint) Maker marked & numbered to the back With half moon button fixing
WW2 HMSO - TARGET GERMANY U.S Army Air force Official story of VIII Bomber Commands first year over Europe, Good used condition Please note this may or may not have- "An odd loose or creased page"
WW2 HMSO -BOMBER COMMAND CONTINUES Air Ministry account of the rising offensive against Germany July 1941-June 1942 Good used condition Please note this may or may not have- "An odd loose or creased page"
WW2 HMSO -RAF MIDDLE EAST Official Story of Air Operations Feb 1942-Jan 1943 Good used condition Please note this may or may not have- "An odd loose or creased page"
WW2 HMSO -ROOF OVER BRITAIN The story of the A.A Defences 1939-1942- Good used condition Please note this may or may not have- "An odd loose or creased page"
WW2 HMSO SUPREME COMMANDERS REPORT EUROPE JUNE 1944-MAY 1945 Report on Allied Operations in Europe after D-Day Good used condition Please note this may or may not have- "An odd loose or creased page"
WW2 HMSO-COMBINED OPERATIONS Exploits of Combined Operations 1942-1943 Good used condition Please note this may or may not have- "An odd loose or creased page"
WW2 HMSO-THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN Air Ministry Account of "The Great Days 8th August-31st October 1940" Good used condition Please note loose cover & centre page(Staples rusted) This has not affected the rest of the book in any way.
WW2 HMSO-THE BATTLE OF FLANDERS Experiences of the BEF September 1939- 3rd June 1940 Good used condition Please note this may or may not have- "An odd loose or creased page"
WW2 HMSO-THE EIGHT ARMY The Eight Army September 1941-January 1943 Good used condition Please note this may or may not have- "An odd loose or creased page"
WW2 HOME FRONT BAKELITE TORCH & BATTERY (1) Brown Bakelite type material torch Approx. 4.25" long with sliding on off switch With original "Ever Ready" No.8 dry cell battery Please note this doesn't work I'm unsure of it's exact date But it will fit in nicely to any Home Front collection
WW2 HOME FRONT BAKELITE TORCH & BATTERY (2) Green / Brown Bakelite type material torch (With a minor splash of white paint on it) Approx. 5.25" long with sliding on off switch With 2 x original "Ever Ready" U11 batteries Please note this doesn't work I'm unsure of it's exact date But it will fit in nicely to any Home Front collection
WW2 HOME FRONT CIVILIAN GAS MASK & CASE Civilian Gas Mask & Carrier Mask in very good condition - No damage to either rubber face mask or plastic eye piece Rubber marked " AVON 3-39 " Original filter head straps etc. Contained in its original Oilskin / Faux leather Carrier Some crazing & dryness to the carrier But I'm sure this could be restored if desired No tears or damage that amounts to anything With an original wartime "Work Card" Issued by "BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO" (Chemical / Pharmaceutical Company-Dartford Kent) This was along with some Fire Brigade medals (Also listed) Obtained from a house clearance in Dartford Nice display lot In Good collectable condition
WW2 HOME FRONT DRYDEX POCKET TORCH Small blue paper covered metal bodied torch Approx.4" long With protruding glass "Bulls eye" lens Sliding metal on off switch Removable metal end cap with makers details - "Drydex by Exide" Please note it does not work No batteries in it of any description Not sure on the exact age of this item But it would fit in well with any Home Front collection
WW2 HOME GUARD GAS MASK & CARRYING TIN 1939 dated Standard wartime civilian gasmask Contained in a Green Metal carrying tin With a thin rope shoulder strap Appears to be made of early Para or thin Sash cord Tin on the bottom " I - H&L 1941" With a cloth lining and full instructions on the inner lid A white piece of sticky tape on the outer lid Shows feint wording Possibly the original owners details But this has faded and I can't make it out The Home Guard carried their civilian pattern gas masks In these tins until they were supplied with military respirators Exceptionally good condition Can't really fault it , nice collectable HG item,
WW2 HOME GUARD INSTRUCTION MANUEL .51 PT 11 BATTLE DRILL 1942 Dated Home Guard Instruction Manuel No.51 Part 11 -Battlecraft & Battle Drill Battle Drill illustrated publication In good clean condition with pull outs
WW2 HOME GUARD INSTRUCTION MANUEL .51 PT IV BATTLECRAFT & BATTLE DRILL 1943 Date Home Guard Instruction Manuel No.51 Part IV Battlecratf & Battle drill for the Home Guard Illustrated publication in good clean used condition
WW2 HOME GUARD INSTRUCTION MANUEL .64 SUMMER TRAINING 1944 Dated Home Guard Instruction Manuel No.64 Notes on Summer Training and Revised Range Courses Good Clean used condition
WW2 HOME GUARD INSTRUCTION MANUEL No.46 CAMOUFLAGE 1941 Dated Home Guard Instruction Manuel No.46 Camouflage Illustrated publication in good used condition
WW2 HOME GUARD INSTRUCTION MANUEL No.51 PT 111 PATROLLING 1943 Dated Home Guard Instruction Manuel Battlecraft & Battle Drill No.51 Part 111 Patrolling Illustrated publication in good clean used condition
WW2 HOME GUARD TRAINING MANUAL (1941) Original April 1941 dated Home Guard Training Manual Covers all topics of training with numerous illustrations A couple of creases to the pages etc, No tears or missing pages In good clean but used condition
WW2 HUNGARIAN COMPASS & POUCH Hungarian Compass and leather pouch WW2 (?) Vintage -Fold out design Green painted front marked "IRANY" Bakelite back marked "41" (1941 ?) Appears to be in "Good working order"
WW2 INDIAN OVERSEAS SERVICE BADGE Bronze pin back badge. Excellent quality approx.4cm across .Issued to Indian troops for overseas service between 03/03/1939 & 02/09/1945.Complete with original rear pin and locking catch.
WW2 ITALIAN ARTILLERY OFFICERS FULLDRESS CROSS BELT & POUCH WW2 Italian Artillery Officers full Dress pouch and belt Pouch has a metal body, covered in black velvet With a brass securing clip on either side Lid is copper with applied white metal Artillery device Belt is made of a gilt wire material backed on black velvet With white metal fittings - Medusa's head with chained "Prickers" That sit in a white metal shield decorated with a Italian Eagle Good clean condition as per photo's Impressive display item and getting scarcer to find in the UK.
WW2 ITALIAN INFANTRY BADGE & NATIONAL ROSETTE WW2 Period Italian Infantry regiment badge Brass badge attached directly through a National Rosette These were worn on the Italian Tropical Pith helmets As seen in Greece & North Africa Nice original item, some minor discolouration to the rosette (As per photo)
WW2 ITALIAN MEDICAL OFFICERS 4 POCKET TUNIC Cracking example of an Italian Medical Officers tunic High quality Grey Gabardine material Dark Red Velvet Collar with applied Stars (Mostrina) Gilt wire cuff rank for a Lieutenant All buttons (Gilt) with Medical service insignia Detachable epaulettes again with Medical Service insignia Medal ribbons as follows- War Merit Cross,Ethiopian Campaign Medal , East African 1935-36 Volunteers medal & 40/43 War Medal With Silk / Rayon lining -Some stitching has become loose But no damage and again in VGC A very nice tunic,in good collectable condition
WW2 ITALIAN OFFICERS SUMMER WEIGHT PEAKED CAP WW2 Italian Officers Peaked Cap Gold wire and velvet Infantry Regiment insignia 3 X Gold bands to the body denote the rank of Captain Original Gilt metal side buttons, With Black Patent leather chinstrap and peak White Summer weight top with some discolouration But this does not detract at all from the item (This may be able to be removed but I leave as I find) Leather sweat band with silk / rayon lining Large central celluloid sweat shield All in all a very nice Italian Officers Cap Going up in price all the time -Good investment material
WW2 ITALY / AFRICA CORPS CAMPAIGN MEDAL Italian German Africa Campaign medal In a Greyish Colour metal Well detailed on both sides With reverse being maker marked "Lorioli Milano" Complete with short length of original ribbon Good Collectable condition
WW2 JAPANESE FIELD CAP Original WW2 Japanese Soft field cap Khaki / Green cotton cap With lace up rear (Original lace) Leather chin strap held in place by- 2 x small gilt chrysanthemum side buttons Front "Yellow Star" insignia is very worn / grubby Inside is fully lined with a leather head band A good honest cap - Some minor moth nips (Mostly to the peak) Grubby & worn A cracking display item- Iconic WW2 "JAP CAP"
WW2 JAPANESE MITSUBISHI FACTORY WORKERS ID TAG Unusual Brass ID tag & clip. Obtained from the family of an RAF Airman Who was involved in the immediate Post War Occupation of Japan. (BCOF-British Commonwealth Occupation Force) Picked up from Mitsubishi Plane Works in Nagoya. Said to be a "Workers Identity Tag" I don't know there's a Jap Character on it , As well as a Mitsubishi Logo. Unusual item in good collectable condition
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE AUXILIARY CRUISER BADGE Good Genuine two piece badge No makers marks- Most of the Gilt finish has absorbed back into the badge Though still visible on both hook & pin, Single "Rivet" holding the "World" to the badge Eagle clearly defined - As is the rest of the badge Good Collectable condition
WW2 LMS RAILWAY SERVICE "WAR BADGE" WW2 London Midland & Scottish Railway badge Oval Brass badge Blue enamel inset with "RAILWAY SERVICE" (Slight chipping to enamel) Maker marked & numbered to the back With half moon button fixing
WW2 LNER RAILWAY SERVICE "WAR BADGE" WW2 "LNER RAILWAY SERVICE" badge Gilded oval badge with Blue Enamel wording Maker marked & numbered Pin Back reverse Very Good Condition
WW2 LOCAL ARP INSTRUCTOR BADGE Civil Defence L.A.R.P Instructor Badge Enamel in excellent condition Half moon fixing to rear Maker marked-"H.W.M Ltd"
WW2 LUFTWAFFE BELT & BUCKLE Original "Vet Bring Back" belt & buckle Purchased directly off of the son of an Armoured Corps Vet Who "Picked it up " at Monte Cassino -Italy (Along with a Gravity Knife & various Nazi Medals) A somewhat Crusty belt / Buckle The Belt having "Field Repairs" The stitching being replaced by Helmet Liner Pins (German) Maker Marks are now indistinct on the Belt Steel Luftwaffe Buckle in Good Worn Condition (No visible makers marks) Belt Leather is a little "Hard",but still supple - O/All 35" long Good Solid Lufty Combat Belt / Buckle
WW2 MATCHING No. K98 BAYONET / SCABBARD & FROG Almost Mint matching numbers K98 Bayonet Heavily Blued Hilt, Flash Guard and Blade With plain light wood grips Blade marked "43 asw" (E & F Horster & Co Solingen) Freely working push stud with Waffenampt stamps to pommel Blade numbered 7365 Blued Scabbard also numbered 7365 to the throat Plain Frog stud with Waffenampt stamp to Scabbard ball end Complete in 1942 Dated Cavalry patt Black leather frog (Securing strap still supple no tears or repairs) Cracking Bayonet difficult to improve on Only "Fault" is some very light marking to the Wooden grips
WW2 MICKEY MOUSE GAS MASK & CARRYING TIN 1941 dated "Mickey Mouse" child's gas mask In very good clean condition With all its straps original filter etc. Maker marked "Avon 2 41" Contained in an unusual white metal tin With carry strap loops on the lid & end aswell as the tin itself (One is missing from the tin) Some dents and knocks to the tin But the mask itself is in VGC Nice addition to a Homefront collection
WW2 MINISTRY OF HEALTH HOSPITAL SERVICE BADGE Ministry of Health Hospital Service badge Enamel in excellent condition Pin back fixing,maker marked "H.M.W"
WW2 NAMED & DATED ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS TROUSERS Pair of "High Back RA Officers trousers By "Hawkes & Co of Savile Row" Named & dated- Capt R.S Mount RA 13/11/39 Button Fly 6 X Rear "Brace Button's" (I x missing -1 x replaced) Some minor moth nibbles-(Nothing of any great worth) Approximate sizes- 30.5" Inside leg 32" High Waist 40" Hip
WW2 NAZI WAR MERIT CROSS -CROAT LEGION ISSUE ? WW2 2nd Class War Merit Cross + Swords Suspended from an oversized Triangular Ribbon Colours are correct but ribbon is larger than usual Possibly Austrian or Croat Legion issued Slight discolouration to part of the WMC (As can be seen in the pics) Over all a good looking medal with unusual Ribbon mount
WW2 OR'S SIDE KD CAP EAST SURREY REGIMENT Loft find KD Side cap In very good if not stiff and dusty condition ! With Bi - Metal slider back East Surreys cap badge Original Kings crown brass buttons to the front No appreciable damage to the cap that I can see Just stiff and dusty a real sleeper Good collectable item
WW2 PERIOD INDIAN ISSUE KHAKI BUSH HAT BADGED TO MAJOR ROYAL ENGINEERS UNUSUAL WW2 PERIOD INDIAN ISSUE KHAKI BUSH HAT MADE OF COTTON WITH 4 X BRASS / BRONZE MESH AIR VENTS WITH SMALL ADDITIONAL HOOK & EYE FIXING TO THE BRIM & BODY LAYING THE HAT FLAT AND LOOKING AT THE INSIDE -(AS IN THE 1ST PICTURE) A MAJORS CROWN AND SLIP ON RE SHOULDER TITLE HAVE BEEN ATTACHED TO THE BRIM THIS CAN BE FOLDED UP AND SECURED VIA THE HOOK & EYE GIVING IT A SLOUCH HAT TYPE APPEARANCE I DON'T KNOW IF THIS WAS MENT TO BE WORN AT THE BACK/ FRONT, (SO MEN COULD SEE THE OFFICER WHILST ON PATROL / IN COLUMN) OR ON THE SIDE AS MENTIONED SIMILAR TO A SLOUCH HAT SIZE CLEARLY MARKED 7 1/4 INDIAN ISSUE MARKINGS ARE SOMEWHAT FEINT BUT VISIBLE -ALONG WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE A WD MARK SOME LIGHT WEAR AND TEAR -WITH SOME SLIGHT RUST MARKS TO THE BODY / LOOPED BAND -LOOKS AS IF SOMETHING HAS BEEN PINED TO IT OR STORED WITH SOMETHING METAL AND DAMP AT SOME POINT THIS IN NO WAY DETRACTS FROM THIS ITEM --CAME FROM A CLEARANCE ALONG WITH ANOTHER ONE -THAT JUST HAS A BAKELITE RE BADGE ATTACHED COLLECTABLE ITEM IN GOOD HONEST CONDITION
WW2 PERIOD NO.1 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS UNIFORM TUNIC Black 4 pocket No.1 Uniform jacket With brass "Mailed Fist" Royal Armoured Corps buttons To the front & all pockets (Curiously the x 4 "Cuff" buttons are plain ) Stand up collar with "White Metal " RAC insignia Single "Plastic coated" 39/45 Star ribbon pinned to the chest No internal pockets, un-named -no labels etc. In good clean condition As per photo's
WW2 PLASFORT BAKELITE HOME GUARD HELMET Unusual WW2 Bakelite Helmet Manufactured by the Plasfort Company (Clearly marked as per photo's) Unusual in that it's Khaki Coloured This appears to be period applied - On both the inner & outer shell surface's (Even the Liner securing screw has been painted) Unmarked Rexine / Oil Cloth liner (Size 7) Original Leather Chin Strap (Detached one side) No damage / real wear apart from the Chin strap (Could be re-attached / repaired with good quality glue) Khaki finish tends to lend itself to a Home Guard Helmet Steel helmets were in short supply In the early stages of WW2 (Especially after Dunkirk) Officers in particular often purchased there own equipment. Good looking helmet in VGC
WW2 PLASTIC FEMALE AUX HOME GUARD BADGE Scarce Circular pin back Home Guard badge Worn by female Auxiliary helpers In good condition With original pin and makers marking to the back
WW2 POLAND CLOTH SHOULDER TITLES Pair WW2 Poland shoulder titles Good collectors condition Original items-Not modern Repro's
WW2 PRIVATE PURCHASE CIVIL DEFENCE HELMET Very unusual Private Purchase Helmet One piece "Spun Steel" bowl with rolled rim / edge And a distinct ridge towards the crown area Liner made of riveted "Sorbo Rubber Pads" Large Crown pad held by a single copper rivet Chin strap (Minus buckle) again riveted to the helmet Approx. 80% Black painted finish remains Liner pads have gone hard & are damaged in places But I've not seen another in 25+ years of collecting / dealing ! Cannot find any reference to it either- Though is reminiscent of Pre War Chinese CD Helmets
WW2 RAD BROOCH RAD Brooch Depicting a Swastika between Wheat Stalks Original pin fixing No visible makers marks Good clean condition-
WW2 RAF OR'S SIDE CAP Other Ranks RAF side cap Blue serge material in VGC A couple of minor moth nips but nothing of any worth Traces of ink issue or size marking to the lining Brass Kings Crown buttons to the front Brass Kings Crown Cap badge This appears to have had some period (?) damage One rear lug has broken off Resulting in the cap badge being sown one side With the other lug bent over internally Looks like it's been done for years Fairly small size as most wartime side caps seem to be ! Good honest cap in collectable condition
WW2 RAF OTHER RANKS SIDE CAP Good Quality OR's RAF Side Cap. Complete with Front Buttons & Cap Badge. No Markings inside -But definite WW2 side cap (Direct purchase from Vets family)
WW2 RAF PTI ARM BADGE Brass RAF PTI arm badge Good original condition Some minor dis-colouration (As per pictures) Original loop back fixings
WW2 ROYAL YUGOSLAV AIRFORCE BELT / BUCKLE & POUCHES Unusual White Leather Belt & Pouches With Brass Belt Buckle (Crowned flying Eagle) That appears to be of the Royal Yugoslav Air force- Though I'm open to any other suggestions ! Buckle and leather have no makers markings at all But appear to be of some considerable age Ammo pouches are definitely "Mauser" type Though only two pocket rather than three They look almost identical to the standard German type Of both sown & riveted construction The Buckle is also riveted to the belt -So non-detachable Though the leather belt it's self is adjustable The Belt & Buckle are of very good quality I assume a "Dress" item ? I can't see that they are "Re-enactor Copies" Or anything of the like- Good looking set in good collectable condition If I'm correct & it is Royal Yugoslav a very Rare Lot !!
WW2 STUDIO PORTRAIT -DECORATED GERMAN POLICE OFFICER Good condition B & W studio post card Depicting a well decorated Police Officer Who served in WW1- With a Ribbon bar on his chest Wound badge to his chest pocket
WW2 THAILAND EAST ASIAN COMBAT SERVICE (1942) MEDAL WW2 Thai Medal For "East Asian Combat Service 1942" Heavy "silvered" disk Showing a Thai War Elephant one side With inscription on the other "We Fight for Thailand's Honour" With ornate suspension & original ribbon Thailand entered into an alliance with Japan in WW2 Giving Japanese troops free movement across its borders. It also attacked French colonial troops Capturing parts of Cambodia & Laos. Good collectable if not unusual medal
WW2 USAAF PAPERS & MEDAL GROUP WW2 US Army Air Force medal & document grouping Attributed to Sgt Norval H Swindler Two Honorable Discharge papers Both listing Sgt Swindlers full history Dob, Place of Birth, enlistment details etc. He served with the 322nd Air Engineer Squadron Then the 3702nd AAF BU Becoming a qualified Ariel Gunner in January 1945 Being awarded the following medals - Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal WW2 US Victory Medal Paperwork is worn and creased With general age related discoloration Medals are clean & in good condition Nice Documented US WW2 grouping
WW2 WAR MARIT CROSS 2ND CLASS WITH SWORDS & PACKET OF ISSUE Good original WW2 KVK 2nd class With original ribbon & packet of issue Paper packet has makers mark to the rear Some creases etc - But nothing to detract from the item Good entry level collectable
WW2 YUGOSLAVIAN PARTIZAN MEDAL & ID CARD GROUPING Unusual Yugoslav Partizans Grouping, Consisting of - 1958 dated "Subnor" Identity Card (Yugoslav Partizans Veterans Association) With embossed Association badge to the cover (Various entries etc. inside Partially translated by the previous owner- This individual was part of the 9th Dalmatian Division From September 1944-January 1946- Being "Active" in Mostar, Livno & the Istrian Coastal areas He was also awarded the National Medal of Merit) 1st type National Medal of Merit-Cyrillic reverse Yugoslav Order of Bravery + Ribbon Bar (Low number to reverse 27091) Small Gilt Metal & Enamel Screw back Subnor badge Rear "Spinner " with Zagreb makers mark Large Boxed White Metal Subnor plaque Approx 6cm Across & double sided Association badge to the front Subnor 1941-1945 JUGOSLAVIA-To the rear In Red leatherette covered box. A scarce find and attributable to an individual Who fought in one of the Bloodiest Partizan conflicts in WW2 Further research may be possible
WW2 ZUCKERMAN HELMET - MARKED TO -M.A.F.W WW2 Zuckerman Patt Civil Defence Helmet Original Grey paint- With some surface rusting as per photo's With added "M.A.F.W" to the front Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries Warden ? Or possibly Ministry of Agriculture Fire Watcher Honestly don't know !! Helmet shell dated 1941 Lace in liner without any makers markings- The leather head band a little worn and distorted But it does not detract at all from the item Interesting helmet in good collectable condition
WW2 ZUCKERMAN PATT SENIOR FIRE GUARDS HELMET WW2 Zuckerman Patt Civil Defence Helmet Period White over paint- With added " Black Band & FG" Denoting a "Senior Fire Guard" Helmet shell dated 1940 Lace in liner maker marked- "C.C&S LTD -Size 7- 1941 The leather head band has been padded- With Wartime newspaper - I've not taken it out -But It could indicate the Area / Region the helmet was used in. Good collectable helmet In VGC
WW2-HMSO-THERE'S FREEDOM IN THE AIR Official story of Allied Air Forces from the Occupied Countries Good used condition Please note this may or may not have- "An odd loose or creased page"
WWI / WW2 ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT CAP BADGE Good Original Bi -metal Royal Sussex Regiment cap badge Rear slider fixing In good collectable condition...
YORK AND LANCASTER REGT CAP BADGE Bi-Metal York & Lanc's cap badge. Slider back
YUGO MG42/53 DRUM MAGAZINE Yugoslavian ? MG 42/53 Drum magazine No markings at all that I can see No Waffenampt or Yugoslav markings at all Good display item
ZULU SOAP STONE PIPE WITH BEADED DECORATION "Zulu" Pipe Carved soap stone bowl approx. 3" high (Small chip from the bowl rim) Wooden detachable stem With tufted hair /Green & Red beaded decoration Don't think it's really old But has some age Good decorative item Displays well & in nice clean condition