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WW2 cased Purple Heart, excellent condition un- named, ribbon is in good condition, suspended on a " slotted" bar, with 2 lapel badges, and ribbon bar. Box is the rare "single line" type, and is a quality piece, lining is in excellent condition, with no staining. s/n 234
1920\'s--30\'s British Army Officers Side Cap. Private Purchase Inter war years private purchase British army side cap. Cap is in excellent used condition, in Khaki coloured cotton, main body is in excellent condition, showing moderate usage, and appears to have never had a badge applied, one very small moth "nip" to the rear outer band (see photo) other than that, no issues. Both buttons are in place, and all stitching is intact. Velveteen gold coloured sweatband shows moderate use, and the Rayon gold coloured liner shows some sweat/ brylcreem staining. Excellent example of a "between the wars side cap. Cap measures 11" long X 4" high. Price includes delivery to mainland UK only. S/N 461
1920\'s/30\'s US Navy Observer Wings Cap Size Very Rare between the wars, sterling silver US Navy Observer's Cap Badge, in excellent condition with no issues, pin and "loop" closure. Very Rare Item. 1" 1/2 cap size wings. See, Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars price includes delivery. S/N 448
1940\'s era American Sunglasses. Commerically produced 'Army Air ForceType' flying sunglasses. "gold wire" frames,wraparound 'comfort-cable' side-arms, green/grey tinted glass lenses, sweat brow pad and nose-rests. With original leatherette case embossed with and AAF winged star 404, The glasses are in very good condition bar minor storage wear/tarnishing. The specially processed and polished glass lenses are generally excellent, Good tight hinges. The leatherette case is very good apart from some slight wear to the lower edge near the press stud, caused by upward pulling on the tab, . Overall, an excellent pair of glasses. No markings on the frame. price tag is still attached, $12.50, and pamphlet, dated 1940. postage is included in the price for U.K. only. s/n 130
1940\'s era Aviator folding Sunglasses Unbranded, folding Aviators sunglasses fitted with "comfort cables" and amber lenses, the lenses are in excellent condition, no chips, or scratches to them. Frames are nickel plated, in very good condition, with a "floating" central nose pad, comfort cables are plastic coated, in excellent condition, with no issues.Very similar to A/O "D" type sunglasses/goggles, issued to Air Crew. (see Prodger page 271/ flight gear Bianchi page 25) and are in a period "crackle" painted case. flock lined case is in very good condition, with some minor loss to the flock, other than that, no issues. POSTAGE INCLUDED FOR U.K. ONLY HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 37
1941 Dated Cadet Visor Cap. Named. Cadet visor cap in excellent condition, main body is barathea, with a mohair olive green band, over which is a Cadet Band, in royal blue, Full size Cadet two piece gilt cap badge, and two guilt chin strap buttons, russet brown chin strap is in excellent condition, as is the russet brown peak, sweat band is in very good condition, showing the usual wear to the brow section, but no rips or tears to the leather, and is ink stamped -----? cadets ------?1941. 73C-32026, the rayon/silk?, gold coloured liner is in excellent condition, hat is a size 7:1/2" approx. and under the cellulose diamond, is the Cadets name. A/C Maurice F. Thornburg K-6 59456. Maxwell Field Shaw Field. Alabama. Tragically, Lt. Thornburg: serial/num: 0802624 was killed in flight over England on March 31st 1945. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. s/n 126
48 Star United States Flag 48 Star U.S. Air crew "bail out" flag, flag is two piece construction, screen printed onto heavy duty cotton, and backed on the reverse with cheese cloth, measuring 6"x"4 7/16in. flag is in very good condition, retaining good colouring, with one small stain to the upper L/hand corner. s/n110
A-10-A Summer Flying Helmet A-10-A U.S. Air Force Summer helmet, helmet is in almost mint untouched condition, and apart from one small area, under the peak where the chamois leather facing has come away in one small area, other than that, it is in almost unused condition, even the "Y" loom has no wear to it, fitted with a pair of ANB-H-1 receivers. with PL-354 plug. The A-10-A differed from the A-10 in the leather used for the chin strap, and rear retaining straps were replaced with fabric, and the snaps were threaded so as to enable the mask snaps and oxygen mask hook to be bolted into place. The A-10A's officially replaced the AN-H-15 for the U.S. Air Force in 1945. The helmet was made by Bates Shoe Company in 1945. Excellent Helmet, that would be very difficult to upgrade. The improved A-10A summer flying helmet was a "last hurrah" for the Army Air Forces. Introduced in 1945 and featuring minor modifications over the A-10, it was the last flying helmet independently procured by the Army Air Forces and examples of this scarce helmet are missing from many collections. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 123 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
A-14 USAAF oxygen mask WWII USAAF oxygen mask, complete with hose, and microphone, size small, dated 10-44, mask is in very good condition, still supple, with no issues to the face piece, the rubber harness's have suffered somewhat with age, with one area being repaired, at sometime with a rubber patch to strengthen it, (see photo)but the overall condition of the harness's other than this one area is good, all the cotton harness's are present, and in excellent order, mic still has the anti moisture covering intact, oxygen hose is in excellent condition, with no issues. Good example of a USAAF A-14 mask. s/n 140 POSTAGE IS INCLUDED FOR MAINLAND U.K. ONLY
A-8a USAAF oxygen mas Excellent reproduction example of this iconic mask. by W.P.G. in very good order, with one minor fault, the rubber oxygen bladder, has perished somewhat around the neck area(see photo) but other than that, the mask displays well. postage is included in the price for U.K. only flying helmet & goggles, head and microphone are not included in the sale s/n 196 sold
A-9 Helmet/ H-7 Headset/ T-17 Mic A-9 Modified helmet, in very good condition, showing light usage, with four oxygen mask hooks, and snaps have been sewn on to facilitate the use of the A-10/ A-14 oxygen masks. The sides have been modified by cutting them open, for using a HB-7 Headband set. a laundry no? has been applied to the front in white paint? B-46. The interior is very clean, showing little usage, and both sheep skin ear muffs are present, and in excellent condition. The leather/sheepskin chinstrap is in excellent order, and both Rayon draw strings are present. size large. HB-7 Headband is in very good condition, and is fitted with a pair of R-14 receivers, and MC-162-A rubber ear cushions, loom is in very good order, with no fraying, and fitted with a PL-54 plug. Type T-17 hand held mic, in very good/excellent condition, SW-109 Shure, marked on the push button knob, loom is in very good order, with some slight discolouring to the outer covering, and complete with a PL-68 Jack plug. A very nice early USAAF rig. Price includes postage to mainland UK only. Head is not included in the sale. S/n 237
Aluminium P38 Lightning Vintage Aluminium P38 Lightning, in 1/72nd scale . model is in overall very good condition, with no damage. Mounted on a round wooden base, to which an RAF small, mess dress? pair of wings have been attached. Length 6" Span 8:1/4" price includes postage to UK mainland only. S/N 504
AN6531 USAAF WWII sunglasses. with case. WWII USAAF, issue AN6531, sunglasses, glasses are in excellent condition, nickel plated frames are straight, with all plating intact, with an overall pleasing patina, the temples are in very good condition, wire loops are fine, arms are straight, one issue the left hand one is somewhat loose, and folds in, when the glasses are "tilted" I'm sure this could be addressed, with a small enough screwdriver? other than this one minor issue, the frame is fine, both nose pads are fine,still articulate, with no issues, and are marked with the "A/O" logo, the brow section, is fine with no issues, or cracks. The lens's are excellent with no issues, scratch and chip free, Excellent pair of AN6531 USAAF WWII sunglasses, for display, or for wearing. A/O leather case, is in very good condition, with some slight wear around the press stud area, other than that, no issues, brown felt lining is intact, wooden nose bridge/anti crush, is present, case is maker marked Genuine A/O Leather to the inner front section, press stud works fine, and has some slight Verdigris to the female section. POSTAGE IS INCLUDED IN THE SALE FOR U.K.ONLY. S/N 142
British made Ariel Gunners 2\" wings This British made badge has a very unique combination of a Tiffany style catch with a typical British style pin. Very strange to see this combination. The sister pin to the bombardiers wings. Excellent condition, 2" shirt size wings, in silver, again with a pleasing patina, very rare set of British made wings. s/n 152
British made Bombadiers 2\" wings This British made badge has a very unique combination of a Tiffany style catch with a typical British style pin. Very strange to see this combination. In excellent condition, 2" shirt size, in silver, with a pleasing patina, very rare set of wings. s/n 151
British Made, By Firmin, Glider Pilots Wings British made, glider pilots wings, by Firmin, excellent condition, full size wings, maker marked, with a great patina, Rare set of British Glider pilots wings. s/n 148
British Made, By Firmin. Bombardiers Wings British made, Bombardiers wings, by Firmin. Excellent set of full size wings, maker marked, two piece wings, in excellent condition, rare set of British made wings. s/n 149
British Made, By Firmin. Bombardiers Wings Excellent set of British made Bombardiers wing, two piece, the bomb and target attached to what would have been an Observers wing,though "unmarked" bear all the characteristics of Firmin of London, in excellent condition, full size rare British made USAAF insignia. s/n 150
Chas.Fischer. Spring Co. Skyway Goggles. Pre war Chas. Fischer. Spring Co. New York . Skyway goggles, frames have wear to the black paint finish on the front of the frames, central hinge works fine, push button to adjust the width of the frame, has the "skyway" logo stamped to the hinge, Goggle strap is in good condition, and retains good, elasticity, fitted with a pair of amber tinted plastic lenses, which are somewhat scratched overall, the rubber cushions are in good order, apart from the L/H one, which has some "hardening" to the outer edge, but does not detract, and are marked on the top 33B5021-3 33B501-2 respectively Left/Right handed, scarce pair of pre WW2 U.S. Goggles and a similar pair are pictured on page 193 of Mick. J. Prodger's book. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 474 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
chrome plated spitfire desk top orniment Vintage chrome plated Spitfire, in "art deco" style, heavily chromed piece, Mounted on a "lightning bolt" stand with a "H" shaped base. wing span is 6"body length is 5" and stands 4.5" high. Some light scratching overall, which will polish out if desired. s/n 85 price includes postage within the U.K.
Colt Sheath Knife. Quality modern sheath knife with "bowie" shaped blade in stainless steel, blade is 5 3/4" in length, razor sharp, and stamped with the Colt co logo, on the riccaso, and also has the "rearing" horse Colt logo etched on the blade, and stamped on the underside of the stainless steel cross guard, the other side of the riccaso reads, ct4 stainless steel. Handle is constructed of stacked leather washers, and seven coloured spacers, the pommel is blued steel, with a peened over tang. total length of the knife is 10 1/2". The black leather scabbard is in good condition, all stitching intact, and fitted with a stone pocket, both press studs are working. A good quality working knife. s/n 81 YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM.
Cooper G-1 U.S. Navy Pilots Jacket The "G-1" military flight jacket is the commonly accepted name for the fur-lined-collar World War II-era flight jacket of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The G-1 remains a current uniform-issue item in naval aviation for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. More technically, the jacket may be considered the U.S. Military flight jacket developed in 1947 and used in the Korean War, since the term "G-1" was not used as a label for this fur-collared military-issued jacket until after World War II. However, the term "G-1" has come to be used for this style of naval leather flight jacket. Prior to the end of World War II, and starting in 1940 when it was officially named by the U.S. Navy, the jacket had the military spec number of M-422. This jacket is in excellent condition, the goat skin shell has the usual worn appearance overall, but no rips or tears, the knits are in excellent condition, showing very little wear, the heavy duty zipper works fine, and has it's "paper clip" puller in place with goat skin thong, all buttons are intact, inside map pocket press stud works fine, and the "satin" cotton lining is clean, odour free, with no rips or tears. The Faux fur collar is clean with no loss to the pile, ( The use of Mouton Fur was discontinued around 1967) Storm flap has the usual U.S.N. punched into it. Jacket is in a good size 44" R chest, 26" from bottom of collar to the bottom edge of the waist band. 27" arm from shoulder edge to cuff. excellent G-1 jacket in a good size. s/n 75 price includes postage within the U.K.
Copy WWII New Zealand Pilots Wings Copy WWII pilots wing in excellent condition, full size wings with a lovely "oatmeal" colouring to them, some glue residue to the rear of them, where I presume they have at one time been mounted in a frame for display? other than that, no issues. S/n 117
De-Havilland Comet The de Havilland DH.106 Comet was the world's first commercial jet airliner. Developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield Aerodrome in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, the Comet 1 prototype first flew in 1949. It featured an aerodynamically clean design with four de Havilland Ghost turbojet engines buried in the wing roots, a pressurised cabin, and large square windows. For the era, it offered a relatively quiet, comfortable passenger cabin and was commercially promising at its debut in 1952. Excellent desk top model of the iconic DE-Havilland Comet. Worked in aluminium, with some minor knocks to the piece, but nothing serious, and does not detract. The aluminium, has patinated over time, but would polish up, if required. The stand is an aluminium base, with a curved chrome plated arm, soldered to the base. Not sure of the scale, but the dimensions are wing span 6 1/2 " length 5 1/2". price includes postage to mainland UK only. S/N 500
Early/pre WWII Cap Size Navy/Marine Aviators Wings Lovely set of cap size Gold Aviator Wings in sterling silver, with 10k gilt finish. by L.G.B. (L.G. Balfour Co. Attleboro MA) ) Wings are in excellent used condition, maker marked on the reverse L.G.B. 1/20 10k GF with early "drop in catch" Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only S/N 460
Eastman Leather USAAF Sqd Patch Quality Cotton 8th Air Force, 332nd bomb sqd, 94th bomb grp. jacket patch, in excellent unused condition, full size patch, no snags or tears to the patch, quality item, from the "Eastman Leather Company" s/n 64
English made WWII Glider Pilots Wing. Absolutely beautiful, Glider pilots wing, in excellent condition. Wing is a jewellers piece, maker marked M&B B'Ham. Sterling Silver. Marston & Bayliss, were jewellers, working out of Birmingham. The wing is not in the usual "English style" that we have come to know, but follows the Meyer style patt. in appearance, The usual pin & loop fastener, to the rear, and is maker marked to the rear. When viewed from the front, the wing looks for all the world like an American made Meyer piece. Stunning wing, RARE maker. price includes delivery to mainland UK only. s/n495
ENLISTED MANS Peak CAP U.S.ARMY WW2 U.S. army enlisted mans service cap is in very good/excellent condition, no moth damage to the body the peak, 1 minute nick in the peak edge, chin strap is in excellent condition, carboard vinyl covered back strap is in fair condition, having numerous cracks to the finish, and some damage to the edge, but nothing to serious, and is still sound, the rexine sweat band shows normal wear and tear, that you would expect from a used service cap, no size but I would estimate 67/8". Quality other ranks two piece cap badge. Label reads U.S. army garrison cap 100% wool. Cap has been named on the inside head band and sweatband E.J. Sylvester 13102907. Edwin J Sylvester , enlisted 1st Sept. 1942, Baltimore Marland, for the duration of the war. Birth date 1912, California: Mechanics & Repair, Airplane. U.S. Army Air Corp. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE S/N 46
French Airborne Engineers wings. Indochina 1952-53 French Airborne Engineers wings, length-2'1/2" maker marked, Drago- Paris- Nice. 3.R.De Romain Ville, G815, "snow flake" type finish to the back. The markings to the rear date it to 1952-53, so put's it in the French Indochina war era. Wings are in very good condition, with a nice overall patina, to the front and rear. postage included for U.K. only s/n 173
Gloster Reaper. F.9/37 The Gloster F.9/37, also known as the Gloster G.39, was a British twin-engined design from the Gloster Aircraft Company for a cannon-armed heavy fighter to serve with the Royal Air Force, planned before the Second World War. The F.9/37 was rejected in favour of other designs. Lovely scarce "apprentice piece" ? desk top model. Model is worked in aluminium, which has patinated over the years, i have not tried to clean it, but would polish up if required. The Perspex "props" are removeable, as is the stand, if required. Not sure of the scale. but the dimensions, are wing span 7" length 5". price includes postage to mainland UK only S/N 499
Hitler hate club lapel badge RARE! home front Hitler Hate Club, Anti fascist lapel badge, in excellent uncleaned condition, this is the "male" type, the "female" one's having a pin fixing. postage is included for U.K. only. 4 available x £38.00 each s/n 233
Hitler \"Hate Club\" Badge RARE! home front Hitler Hate Club, Anti fascist lapel badge, in excellent uncleaned condition, this is the "male" type, the "female" one's having a pin fixing. postage is included for U.K. only.
LUFTWAFFE FIRST PATTERN BUCKLE CIRCA 1935 First pattern Luftwaffe "droop tail eagle" aluminium belt buckle, buckle is in very good condition, with minor wear to the "high spots" on the buckle, but other than that, the pebbled finish is excellent, leather tab is maker marked ----------? Ludenscheid, and dated 1935,other side of the tab is stamped ---------? 1Komp. Brown leather belt is stamped RUVO 751 Groupon? on the tongue, belt is 31" in length, with a steel keeper. Excellent Early Luftwaffe Belt and Buckle. s/n 125 postage is included in the sale for U.K. only
Polaroid 1068 Goggle Kit. Pre-war Polaroid goggles, complete set with all lenses, instruction pamphlet, and spare tip for the headstrap. This is the first complete as purchased set, I have seen in a long time, Set includes 4 green anti glare lenses. 2 Amber lenses. 1 clear lens (1 fitted) The cloth envelope,(always missing!) and the spare metal tip for the headstrap, in case you have to cut any surplus from the back strap. The frame is in very good condition, still supple, the chamois backing is in overall very good condition, some slight soiling, but does not detract, and some slight lifting of the chamois leather, to the lower edges of the frame. The goggle strap is in excellent condition, with the elastic side adjusters, retaining excellent elasticity, the cotton strap is in very good condition, all stitching intact, and the buckles retain all of their factory grey paint finish.. As usual with the box for these kits, it has suffered from the ravages of time! the box has moisture damage to the cardboard inner body, which has slightly warped it, however the outer leatherette covering is in very good condition, with little or no loss to the finish, the snap closure works fine, the embossed logo to the front lid, has faded, but is still legible, the flock interior finish to the box, is in good order, as is the cotton wallet for the spare lenses. Instruction book, is complete, with no rips, or tears. An excellent Complete 1068 Goggle Kit. S/N 189 price includes postage to UK mainland only. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE.
Polaroid goggle kit 1065 Goggles. & box Polaroid 1065 goggles, the precursor goggles to the B-8 goggles, (see Prodger page 268 and also photo on the rear jacket cover of the book) Almost identical to the B-8 goggles, but using a slightly different strap, and frame/ lens size. frame is in very good condition, rubber frame is damage free, and still very supple, chamois leather backing to the frame is complete, with slight soiling from usage, elastic is in very good order with plenty of elasticity in them, these have been replaced, at sometime, with "of the period elastic", The box is in poor condition having suffered somewhat from poor storage, but is complete and quite solid, inside are two spare lenses, 1 amber 1 clear. good set of early/pre war goggles, which display very well. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n3
Polaroid model 1021 all purpose goggles Very good pair of polaroid 1021 goggles in their oil cloth case, (see prodger page 269) goggles are in very good condition apart from I tiny defect on the inner lower stud area where the rubber has come away slightly, but it has not perished, otherwise the frames are in excellent condition, still soft and supple, original strap has been replaced with an olive green elasticated strap, exactly the same as the Polaroid navy goggle strap, only thinner, and the original thin black goggle strap has been kept in the oil cloth case, case is in excellent condition, press stud works fine, and clearly marked Polaroid all purpose goggle to the closure flap. Clear lens fitted and 1 spare tinted lens in the case. Very nice set of goggles. s/n 53 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
Post War RAF Quartermaster Brevet Post War full size quartermasters padded brevet, in excellent condition, wing is a lovely "oatmeal" colour with no issues, excellent quality piece. s/n/ 121
Pre WWII American Flying Cap circa 1940 Early pre-war American flying cap, By Polaroid (see vintage flying helmets. Mick J. Prodger. page 190) with flip down sun-shield, cap is in very good condition, constructed of four cotton panel sections, with rayon trimming, tan coloured, with green cotton underside to the peak, main body is in excellent condition, with just the usual hand/finger marks to the underside of the peak, the sweatband has suffered somewhat over the years, and has cracked in a number of places, but is still firmly attached, and when displayed is undetectable. size 7. The "flip down" sun-shield" is in excellent condition, lens has some light scratching, but does not detract, attached to the peak with two steel hinges, which in turn are riveted to the lens. only ever seen this type of cap in books, and would have probably have been favoured in the Pacific theatre, by Catalina/ PB4Y Privateer crews etc. Rare Cap in very good condition. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE postage is included for U.K. sale only s/n/ 129
Pre WWII USAAC. Pilots wings Beautiful set of 1930's full size U.S.A.A.C. wings, full size 3", in silver, with the simple "open" catch (see pinks and green page 80) for the pin, "snowflake" finish to the back, ( see pinks and greens page 71) quality set of wings with one tiny "knock" to the shield, (see photo) other than that, no other issues. s/n 153
R.A.F. Path Finder wings WWII GENUINE WWII issue R.A.F. Pathfinder wing. Wings are in excellent condition, with a small amount of loss to the Gilding, on the "high spots" Other than that no issues, with pin and loop in good working order. guaranteed 100% original. Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. S/N 495
R.A.F. \"ditching whistle\" The classic 'snail' whistle often seen hanging from the 1941 pattern Mae West or aircrew blouse. Chrome plated brass. Air Ministry King's Crown markings and reference numbers '23/230' to one side. Further reference numbers to other side '293/14/L1795'. Some minor loss of plating but in very good used condition overall. S/N 111
RAF Ditching Whistle The classic 'snail' whistle often seen hanging from the 1941 pattern Mae West or aircrew blouse. Chrome plated brass. Air Ministry King's Crown markings and reference numbers '23/230' to one side. Further reference numbers to other side '293/14/L1795'. Some minor loss of plating but in very good used condition overall. price includes postage to UK mainland only. S/N 242
RAF F type Helmet & H type oxygen mask. Made and issued only from 1954-55, it was the first helmet designed for use either alone or under the hard shell crash helmet (Mk I). Made from blue Airtex fabric, it has a different internal neck strap to the later G, and stud/snaps only for the WWII generation of oxygen masks. Pictured here with the "H" mask. A size 3 in good/ very, condition, with some light staining to the fabric, at the rear, and one small hole to the fabric (see photo's) complete with all communications, correct receivers in large padded leather housings with wiring loom and NATO style plug. For anyone considering building up on their WWII collection to include immediate post-war jet flying kit, this is a must have helmet which is very hard to find. "H" type oxygen mask & tube dated 1955. Mask is in excellent overall condition, and retains all it's fittings, and is dated 3/55 (March 1955) complete with oxygen hose also dated 3-55! very rare to get a complete rig, that has managed to stay together for 60+ years! mask also has the early brown chamois leather lining. Excellent rare early fast "JET" rig. Price includes postage to UK mainland only. Head is not included in the sale. S/N 228
RAF Mk.2 Type M dated April 1959 Stores Ref. 6D/1837. Mask, Oxygen, Type M, Mk.2 complete with microphone assembly, type 71, and mask tube assembly, MK.8, incorporating Mod. M326. Black rubber mask with fabric harness. Also fitted with the pipe/connectors to attach to a pressure waistcoat. These were used in early Hunters, Javelins, the Canberra PR9, V-bombers and the Lightning. The Type M, MK.2 mask was intended to be used in place of the Type M & J masks. It was part of the pressure breathing equipment issued and was only to be worn in conjunction with a pressure breathing waistcoat, Mk.1 or Mk.1A. Unissued condition, and is dated 4/59. April 1959. postage is included for mainland U.K. only. s/n 143
RAF Oxygen Hose \"thin type\" WWII RAF Oxygen Hose, in very good condition, with no visible damage to the hose. Hose is the early "thin type" and complete with all fittings, for the "G" & "H" type mask. price includes postage to U.K. Mainland only. s/n 230
RAF \"F\" Type Flying Helmet & A-13A Oxygen Mask. Mk. V111 Goggles "F" Flying Helmet 1954 dated. Similar to the later Type G inner helmet, the Type F is actually quite different and rare by comparison. Made and issued only from 1954-55, it was the first helmet designed for use either alone or under the hard shell crash helmet (Mk I). Made from blue Airtex fabric, it has a different internal neck strap to the later G, and stud/snaps only for the WWII generation of oxygen masks. A size 2.1954 dated in excellent condition complete with all communications, correct receivers in large padded leather housings with wiring loom and NATO style plug. The A-13A oxygen mask is in excellent condition, rubber remains soft and flexible, And retains it's label. the hose again is in excellent condition, with no issues, and is fitted with the early oxygen connector. And also has the Bail out bottle hose fitted, again a rare piece! The mask is a size Small.# It was worn at first with the Type C and C* helmet, then later with the Types F, G and Mk I and 1a bone dome - and displays well with all. The post war RAF being a much smaller force than in wartime, this is quite a scarce mask. A very good pair of Mkv111 Goggles, completes the set up, goggles are in excellent used condition, leather face pad is free of any damage, and the inner suede padding is in very good condition. The lenses have some delamination in places, and L/hand lens has a small crack near the top, other than that, no other issues. Excellent early "Jet" set up for the F86's etc bought from the U.S. in the early 50's Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. Head is not included in the sale. s/n 229
RAF \"F\" Type Flying Helmet. 1954 dated. Made and issued only from 1954-55, it was the first helmet designed for use either alone or under the hard shell crash helmet (Mk I). Made from blue Airtex fabric, it has a different internal neck strap to the later G, and stud/snaps only for the WWII generation of oxygen masks. A size 3 in good/ very, condition, complete with all communications, correct receivers in large padded leather housings with wiring loom and NATO style plug. For anyone considering building up on their WWII collection to include immediate post-war jet flying kit, this is a must have helmet which is very hard to find. Overall the helmet is in excellent used condition, with some paint loss to the press stud domes, other than that, no issues. Lovely example, of this scarce helmet, you wont be disappointed. price includes postage in mainland U.K. only. The head is not included in the sale. S/N 479
Rayban Aviator Sunglasses with case. Very good pair of aviator style sunglasses, glasses are in very good used condition, with "sweat" bar, bar does have a crack in it but is not loose, frames are in good order, and are marked on the top bridge bar B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A. LIC . lenses are etch with the intertwined B/L logo. lenses have some slight scratching, hardly noticeable and this doesn't affect them when the glasses are being used. frame measures 6". hinge to hinge. Case is in excellent used condition, stitching in good order and the green lining is in very good clean condition. snap works fine, and rear belt loops have not been cut. if your buying for display or to wear you won't be disappointed with these glasses. s/n 38
Rayban shooter Sunglasses with case. Pair of Rayban shooter/8mm bullet hole sunglasses with case, frames are in excellent condition, with brow bar. And stamped on the top bar B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A. Both nose pads are present, and the temples are in good condition, and are the wire cable type, both lenses are etched at the top centre with the B&L intertwined logo, the one down side is the l/hand lens has a tiny chip! hardly noticeable, and not in vision area, but I thought i would mention it. The case is well used, but has no issues, other than soiling from being used, and shading under the front cover when opened, snap works fine, and both belt loops have been cut, to enable a belt to be passed through. very nice and somewhat rare pair of Raybans, from the late 60's early 70's, bullet hole, changed to 10mm late 70's to the present day. HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE S/N 39
Remington P-13/14 Bayonet & Frog. Home Guard Issue Excellent P-13 Bayonet, by Remington, 1917 dated, with green painted scabbard, by Jewel dated 1918. Bayonet is in excellent condition, with 90% of it's parkerized factory finish to the blade, riccaso is stamped with the U.S. flaming bomb, and the acceptance mark, with a number 4. The other side, is stamped Remington 1917. Grips are in excellent untouched condition, with both screw bolts in place, and undamaged, pommel & cross guard retain 99% of their "blueing" and the press stud works smoothly. The Scabbard is in excellent condition, and clearly marked "Jewel 1918" it retains 95% of it's green painted finish, the top chape retains all of it's green painted finish, the bottom one retains around 55%, the leather is in excellent condition, with no issues and all stitching intact. The Leather "Home Guard" frog is in excellent condition, and clearly marked " J&A Hillman Dudley 1940" to the rear, the front is marked with a broad arrow and 88. Riveted & stitched, grained leather, with some loss to the stitching where it forms the belt loop, but does not detract, the "keeper" loop has lost some of it's finish to the front, but is sound and rot free. excellent piece of L.D.V./ Home Guard Equipment. Price includes delivery within the U.K. For sale to over eighteens only, and proof of age is required, on purchase. S/N 162
RFC/RAF WWI Observers Brevet. excellent padded Observers brevet, in very good condition, the only issue being some loss of backing to the wing, in places, (see photo) but does not detract form the piece. Guaranteed genuine 100% price includes postage to mainland UK only S/N 491
Supermarine Spitfire. Aluminium Spitfire in 1/72nd scale (approx) In very good overall condition, and nice detailing, with purpose built wooden stand. Length 6" Span 7:3/4" price includes postage to mainland UK only. S/N 502
Throat Microphone T-30-V Federal Telephone & Radio Corporation T-30-V throat microphone, boxed with neck band and instructions, microphone is in excellent used condition rubber is still supple, the type V having no metal clip to keep the microphones tight to the throat, elasticated neck band M-199 still retains full elasticity, and the leather tabs for the studs are in excellent condition. Comes in it's original box, with instructions manual, manufactured by Federal Telephone & Radio Corporation 1942. Box is in good used condition, an excellent example. HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE. S/N 187
Trench Art Mosquito with stand Lovely "Trench Art" Mossie, in Aluminium, with brass stand, and dedication.
U.S NAVY. WWII MK11 FLYING GOGGLES. WWII, U.S. navy mk11 goggles. The mk11 goggles closely resembled the AN6530 goggles, and were designed to use the same lenses, the frames and cushions, were virtually identical, apart from the hinge which was fixed on the navy goggles. goggles are in almost mint condition, and look to have seen very little use, green lenses, by A/O and are marked as such, and are in excellent order, frames, again no issues, all plating intact, and maker marked. THE CHAS. FISCHER SPRING CO. BROOKLYN, N.Y. Goggle strap has very good elasticity, with some slight discolouration to one area, caused by the slider buckle. chamois leather is in excellent condition, showing no wear/staining, and is firmly attached to the one piece rubber cushion. Rubber cushion is in excellent order, no perishing to the rubber, which remains flexible, an excellent pair of U.S.Navy goggles, which would be very difficult to upgrade. POSTAGE IS INCLUDED FOR U.K. ONLY. s/n 141
U.S. A.A.C. pre-war 1930\'s pilots wings full size 3\" Beautiful pair of pre-war U.S.A.A.C. ultra "thin" pair, with very fine "feathering" finish. Pin is slightly misshapen, and opens to about 80deg. Roller catch works fine, and they are marked "sterling" in excellent condition. lovely patina finish to them, A lovely rare set of 1920'-30's U.S. Air Corp era wings. s/n 167 PRICE INCLUDES POSTAGE FOR U.K. ONLY.
U.S. Air Force WWII sweetheart pin Key Field vintage WWII sweetheart pin. sterling silver and enamel pin, make marked "Amico" American insignia company. "Key Field" over U.S.A. pin, with U.S. Airforce blue enamel round insignia, with chain attachment. Key Field airport is situated in Mississippi. postage included for U.K. only s/n 169
U.S. Army Air Force. Gemsco Pilots Wings. Full Size 3\" Gemsco full size 3" Non Sterling, pilots wings, pre-war/early war, pair of wings. ( see "silver wings. pinks & greens" page 80) Wings are in good "uncleaned" condition, marked Gemsco N.Y. with brass pin, and "loop" type catch s/n 166 POSTAGE IS INCLUDED FOR MAINLAND U.K. ONLY
U.S. Army Other Ranks Cap Insignia 1920\'s U.S. Army early 1920-30's O.R. visor cap insignia gilded with the U.S. seal over a checkered background screw post fitting, with prongs to prevent the insignia form spinning, 99% of it's gilded finish intact, front and rear. same diameter as the WWII one, and quite a scarce item. postage is included in the price for mainland U.K. only. s/n135.
U.S. Navy G-1 Jacket The "G-1" military flight jacket is the commonly accepted name for the fur-lined-collar World War II-era flight jacket of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The G-1 remains a current uniform-issue item in naval aviation for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. More technically, the jacket may be considered the U.S. Military flight jacket developed in 1947 and used in the Korean War, since the term "G-1" was not used as a label for this fur-collared military-issued jacket until after World War II. However, the term "G-1" has come to be used for this style of naval leather flight jacket. Prior to the end of World War II, and starting in 1940 when it was officially named by the U.S. Navy, the jacket had the military spec number of M-422. This jacket was made by Imperial Leather & Sportswear INC. dated 1976, in a size 38. jacket is in excellent condition, the goat skin shell has the usual worn appearance overall, but no rips or tears, the knits are in good used condition, showing the usual wear, and have some minor repairs to them, the waistband again is in used condition, but with no major issues. The heavy duty Conmar zipper works fine, and has it's "paper clip" puller in place with goat skin thong, all buttons are intact, inside map pocket press stud works fine, and the "satin" cotton lining is clean, odour free, with no rips or tears. The Faux fur collar is clean with no loss to the pile, ( The use of Mouton Fur was discontinued around 1967) Storm flap has the usual U.S.N. punched into it. Jacket is in a size 38" chest, 24" from bottom of collar to the bottom edge of the waist band. 25"arm from shoulder edge to cuff. excellent G-1 vintage jacket. S/N 232
U.S. WWI, Boxed Victory medal WWI, U.S. boxed victory medal, in mint unused condition, with France Clasp, wrap round broach, fully working pin. Very rare to get one in it's original box, dated August 1920. postage included for U.K. only s/n 172
U.S.A.A.F. OFFICERS CAP USAAF officers visor cap, cap is in well used condition, showing plenty of usage, main body of the cap has suffered somewhat from fraying /mothing in some areas, but only in the area where it folds down over the headband, and is not really discernible when displayed, both leather chin strap/back straps are in good order, Officers cap badge is in very good condition, as are both side buttons, peak is in very good used condition, with some staining to the underside of the peak, sweat band has some loose stitching to the forehead area (sweat related) and the bow is missing to the rear, but the leather is very good, and no rot/peeling to the surface, Rayon/silk lining is stained, and the cellulose covering has been removed. Very nice olive drab mohair cap band, in excellent condition. The cap was manufactured by the 'PREMIER CAP CO. NEW YORK' and is the 'FLIGHT COMMAND' model. Very good example of a well used wartime cap, and does display well. size 6 7/8" approx. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE. s/n 97
U.S.A.A.F. WWII Ariel Gunners Wings. 3\" One piece, "bow shape" set of wings, in Sterling Silver At first I thought these wings had been "bent" into a curve, but on further inspection, if they were straight, the pin wouldn't reach the roller catch!, so appear to have been made this way, lovely set of wings, in excellent condition, roller catch working perfectly, marked Sterling s/n 155
U.S.A.F. HB-7 head band HB-7 head band, with ANB-H-1 receivers,by the Best mfg. company Inc. Irvington N.J. fitted with MX-41/AR rubber & sponge earcups, which are in very good condition, no perishing or hardening to the rubber. outer wiring loom cover is a little frayed at the plug end, but inner loom is intact, Leather covering to the head band shows plenty of use, the stitching on one edge is missing, but the leather is good and it would be possible to replace the stitching if desired, good set of phones with a quite rare set of earcups. s/n 68 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
U.S.A.F. Ball Cap The USAAF Ball Cap was very popular with the Air Force pilots of WWII. Archive photo evidence shows they were particularly popular amongst the fighter pilots in the Pacific theatre. A private purchase all wool ball cap in excellent used condition, 6 panel stitched eyelets, a number of very tiny moth nips, but nothing serious, rexeen sweat band is in good order, with a number of creases probably caused by folding the cap, other than that it's fine, elasticated rear band is fine and retains some elasticity, label is not present, peak is stiff and shows no signs of creasing, green facing is very clean and has the initials RD applied. Quality 2nd Lt bar pinned to the cap, Meyer NY. estimate size 7" postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 47
U.S.N. /U.S.M.C. 1092w Flying Helmet. WW11 NAF (naval aircraft factory) shearling flying helmet, in excellent condition, showing very little wear.Shearling lining is very clean, no staining or bald patches, outer shell shows some minor scuffing, but does not detract. fitted with a pair of U.S.N. ear cups in excellent condition, all stitching intact, and press studs are in working order, no receivers are fitted. label reads. N.A.F.1092W. CONT.NXs-9677 SLOTE & KLEIN. Shearling lined hard leather chin cup is in excellent order, all stitching intact, and lining has no staining or bald patches. size 71/8". excellent U.S.N./U.S.M.C. Aircrew flying helmet. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 94 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE.
U.S.Navy NAF 1092 helmet. U.S.Navy NAF flying helmet in excellent condition, the leather is in mint condition, with no issues, and is complete with it's original chamois lined leather chin cup. The only issue is one end of the front silk/rayon draw string has been pulled inside, but the other end is still visible, velvet "powder puff" ear pieces are in place, (so often removed for better clarity) fitted with leather ear cups, and ANB-H-1a receivers, loom and NAF 215285-2 plug. U.S.N. impressed into the leather at the rear l/h side. Very nice U.S.Navy/ U.S.M.C. Helmet, that would be very difficult to upgrade. Made by t B-G INC. (Bradley Goodrich) HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 79
United States Flag,Identification Bail Out. U.S. Air crew I.D. flag printed on cotton, and measuring approx. 10"x7" 48 star flag, used for I.D. to allied armies, in the event of bailing out. flag is in very good condition, retaining very good colour, with one central crease, from folding. Various sizes of I.D. flags were used by Pilots and crew members. (see flight gear Bianchi page 123) s/n 108
US Army Engineers Collar Dogs WWI Matching pair of WWI Engineers collar dogs, in excellent condition, pin back, with loop catch, and with no issues. price includes delivery to mainland UK only s/n 493
US Army WWII Garrison Cap WWII U.S. Army. Private purchase Officers garrison Cap. Khaki coloured cotton material, in excellent condition, with no "Branch of service" piping, Gold coloured Rayon lining, which does have some partial fraying, (see photos) nothing serious, and does not detract, and a quality leather sweat band. With a 2nd Lieutenants, "butter bar." with no maker mark. Excellent quality cap. size 7:3/4" and displays very well. s/n 165 POSTAGE INCLUDED FOR U.K. ONLY HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE.
US Jet Pilots Knife. U.S. Jet Pilots knife, made by Ontario and dated 9- 1988. on the pommel. Knife is in excellent/mint condition, with no damage to the stacked leather washers, that form the grip. Blade retains 90% of it's parkerized finish, with slight loss to the "high spots" The cross guard & pommel are in excellent condition with no damage, and the pommel top, retains 99% of it's black painted finish. The scabbard again, is in excellent order, the leather work remains supple, with no damage, the stitching, and rivets, are in good order. The Stone pocket, and keeper press studs are again fully working, with no issues, the Norton Pike stone is in excellent condition, and shows little, if any use. s/n 190. Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. YOU MUST BE 18+ TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM
US Marine Corps AN6542 Flying Helmet. Summer flying helmet, unlined, with rubber earcups, and ANB-H-1A Receivers, Which are US Navy Marked and are showing wear to the paintwork, around the edges, but does not detract. Helmet has a Feint US Marine Corps EGA Stamp to the left side of the helmet. Chinstrap is in good order, with tan coloured velveteen cover. Helmet is in excellent used condition, showing some very light staining to the outer shell. Both goggle straps & Snaps are intact, and in good order. Interior is very clean, showing very little if any usage, both "dough nuts" are in excellent undamaged condition, and the Rubber Earcups are undamaged. And the correct black cotton loom, is fitted, with NAF 21285-2 Jack plug. Excellent helmet, with a rare USMC, EGA Stamping. price includes postage to mainland UK only. Head is not included in the sale. S/N 236
US Navy Observer (Navigators Wings) WWII US Navy full size Navigators wings, by H&H -Hilborn-Hamburger, sterling silver, 1/20-10k hall mark. Wings are in excellent untouched/uncleaned condition, with fully working pin, and locking catch. Beautiful set of WWII wings, that would be very difficult to upgrade. price includes postage to mainland U.K. only (see Navy wings of gold page 97) s/n 480
US Navy V-5 program Aviation Cadet Wings. Rare set of U.S. Navy V-5 program Aviation cadet wings. Wings are in excellent untouched condition, with no damage to the enamelling, the pin and drop in locking catch are fully working, and in good order. Maker marked. Gordon B. Miller & Comp. Cinti. O Sterling PAT.PEND.M 1/10 10K Very rare set of wings, in excellent order, that would be very difficult to upgrade. price includes postage to mainland U.K. only s/n 482
US Navy 1920\'s-30\'s Observer Wings Lovely set of pre War- WWII, Navy/Marine Observers wing, maker marked Vanguard N.Y. Sterling Silver, with gilt finish, with no "berries" Stunning set of pre war wings, totally untouched, and retaining 99% of their original Finish, and would be very difficult to upgrade. price includes postage to U.K. mainland only S/N 453
US Navy Air Crew Wings WWII Excellent set of WWII Aircrew combat wings, two piece construction, no make mark, Sterling silver marked, 14 berries in the left shoulder, and 10 berries in the right one. (see US Navy wings of Gold page 120) Pin and safety catch, in good working order, in excellent uncleaned condition. postage is included for mainland UK only. S/N 485
US Navy APH-5 Helmet & MSA22001 Oxygen Mask. GENTEX 1950's-60's US Navy APH-5 helmet, in good/very good condition, the outer shell has no damage, apart from the every day chips/scuffing to the gold paintwork. The visor housing is the early type, with Aluminium runners, and grey visor, visor is in very good condition, with no issues. Orange & white Reflective tape has been period applied to the shell, and also a US Navy Decal. All three fitting pads are in place, and are in excellent condition, and are remarkably still supple. And it has the early 3 piece polystyrene liner. Chinstrap and nape strap, are in the early blue coloured finish, and the chinstrap is the early configuration, fitted to the outside of the shell. The foam rubber earcups are in excellent condition, with no hardening, and the receivers are present, with some slight loss of finish/flaking to the receiver housings, But does not detract. The leather tabs to secure the oxygen mask, are in excellent order, and a Boom Mic has been fitted to the shell. The MSA22001 Mask is in excellent condition, with no issues, and is dated 54/55/56, complete, and has had the laminar seal fitted to the inner face piece, to provide a better seal. the tube, again in excellent order, and fitted with the early 191A2 connector, with "blue dot" and anti flaying strap. A "Y" yoke is fitted to the mask, with canvass straps, and "pull the dot" snaps, to attach the mask to the leather tabs, on the helmet. Excellent early USN Helmet & Mask, that would be very difficult to upgrade. Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. Head is not included in the sale. S/N 476 Development The APH-5 helmet was the result of more than two years studies conducted 1954-56 for a successor to the H-3 and H-4 series of helmets. VX-3 at NAS Atlantic City, the Aero Medical Branch of Service Test Division at NATC Patuxent River, Air Crew Equipment Laboratory, Naval Air Materiel Center, Philadelphia, and AirLant and AirPac Fleet units were among those who cooperated with the Airborne Equipment Division of BuAer in testing the gear. The studies and helmet development work included with the MSA-N2 design, an immediate predecessor of the APH-5.
US Navy Observer wings. Sterling Silver. US Navy full size observer wings, in sterling silver, no maker mark. Wings are in excellent untouched condition, with pin and catch in good working order. Rare set of wings. price includes postage to mainland U.K. only ( See Aviation wings and badges of the world wars ) s/n 479
US Navy pilots wings by Vanguard N.Y. US Navy WWII full size pilots wings. Wings are in excellent untouched condition, having 99% of their original finish intact. Pin and catch are in good order. Made by Vanguard N.Y. lovely set of wings, that would be very difficult to upgrade. price includes delivery to mainland U.K. only (See Navy wings of gold page 64) s/n478
US Navy WWII Air Crew Wings Excellent set of Naval combat air crew wings, marked H&H 307 Sterling, two piece construction, with clutch back fitting, and 13 berries in each shoulder. 3 "Battle stars" have been applied in the scroll. (see Navy wings of Gold page 119) price includes postage to mainland UK only. S/N 486
US Navy/Marine Corps AN6540-3s Flying Helmet A well used helmet, showing plenty of use, heavily soiled, with two small pin hole's to the body. but does not detract, and is hardly noticeable. Helmet has been modified, by adding snaps, to facilitate an A-10/14 type oxygen mask, And has the early type oxygen mask clip in place, but retains the two extra buckles, to use the MSA Type "C" oxygen mask. The inside again shows much usage , and one of the "doughnuts" has a very slight tear, but nothing serious, one of the chamois receiver linings has come loose, but remains in place. The chinstrap has been removed, at some time in it's life, and an extra buckle has been sewn on, enabling the use of a chin cup. The earcups are are in good order, and a pair of ANB-H-1 receivers present, loom is in good order, and a P-L 354 jack plug is fitted. If like me you like your combat Helmet, worn and "salty" this is one for you. Size Large Price includes postage for mainland U.K. only. Head is not included in the sale. S/N 239
US Navy/Marines Pilots Garrison Cap. WWII U.S. Navy/Marines, Summer Garrison cap. Cap is in very good used condition, Size 7, and made by THE CORRECT CAP COMPANY. and dated 1942. A pair of Aviators cap size wings/ Lt's Bar, have been applied, the wings are maker marked H&H v-20- 10k +sterling. and are in excellent condition, the Lt's "butter bar is marked "shold-r-form, and maker marked Mayer. and is in excellent condition. Lovely WWII Aviators garrison cap, in excellent used condition. In March, 1943, garrison caps were approved as an optional wear item in lieu of the peaked service cap. Garrison caps were approved for wear with officer's, warrant officer's, chief petty officer's, steward's, and cooks' service and working uniforms. Prior to this order garrison caps were authorized for the summer and winter working uniforms worn by officers, warrant officers, and chief petty officers who were designated as naval aviation pilots. Garrison caps were purchased by those authorized to wear them. Wear of the Garrison cap was permitted unless the combination cap was prescribed by the commanding officer. postage is included in the price for mainland U.K. only. Head is not included in the sale. S/N 185
US Pilots flashlight No-6 U.S. Pilots, Flashlight No-6 type A-6B by the Yates MFG. Co. Chicago 10. ILL. Flashlight is in excellent working order, no damage to the aluminium body, spring clip, and all knurled moving parts, are working, and it retains it's "para cord" lanyard. The knurled front collar, can be swivelled, to show a red, or white beam, and the knurled top collar, can be rotated to keep the beam permanently on, or the tip can be pressed, with the thumb, repeatably to use as a signal. Rare vintage piece of "survival" US Air Force equipment, which don't turn up very often. s/n 191 price includes postage to mainland UK only.
USA. WWII Ike Jacket & Trousers 5th Army WWII Ike jacket, size 38"s, badged up to a warrant officer, with two x S.S.I's. one to the 5th Army, and a U.S. Army ETO Advance Base S.S.I. Jacket is in excellent condition, with all buttons intact, makers label, to the inside breast pocket, (see photo) one area of a couple of small moth nips to lower l/hand sleeve but does not detract, other than this one issue, jacket is excellent. named inside neck area in ink, L.E. St.John Trouser are in excellent condition, size 30"w x 33" L 5 button fly, with 6 buttons inside waist for bracers. Four pockets, with one "ticket" pocket, and button down rear pockets. one very small period repair to the L/hand front pocket, hardly noticeable, and does not detract, other than that, in excellent condition. The United States Fifth Army was one of the principal formations of the U.S. Army in the Mediterranean during World War II, and was the first American field army ever to be activated outside of the United States. It was officially activated on 5 January 1943 at Oujda, French Morocco and made responsible for the defence of Algeria and Morocco. It was also given the responsibility for planning the American part of the invasion of mainland Italy. s/n 146 postage is included in the sale for mainland U.K. only.
USA. WWII Ike Jacket & Trousers. WWII U.S. Army ETO Advance Base WWII U.S. Army ETO Advance Base, Ike Jacket & trouser/ Garrison Cap, Jacket is in excellent condition, all buttons intact, size 38", with 5 overseas chevrons =6 months service, Advanced Base, S.S.I. infantry insignia, with 2nd Lt.'s "Butter" Bars. maker marked A.E. co. Utica N.Y. Named to G.L. Miller. with makers label, to inside breast pocket (see photo) O.D. colour, with a mustard coloured lining, all stitching is good, with no rips/tears to the jacket, inside or out. Trousers are in excellent condition, with one small moth nip, to the outside lower l/leg, does not detract five button fly, with six inner bracer buttons, four pocket, with ticket pocket, and one rear button down pocket, makers label is intact, but "washed out", they are named again in ink "Gordon Miller" and are sized W33" x L33" quality pair of trousers U.S. Army Garrison Cap, size 7, with makers tab (see photo) and 2nd Lt. "Butter bar" marked " shold-r- form" with Meyer Shield pre WWII,? label reads--"Omaha Cap MFG. Corp." dated Dec 16 1941, 9 days after pearl harbour, no branch of service piping, un-named.Two tiny moth nips to the L/H side, but does not detract. s/n 147 postage is included in the sale for U.K. only
USAAF WWII Visor Cap Insignia Jumbo Insignia by Universal Military Accessories, Inc N.Y. Insignia is in excellent condition, on it's original card, with one minor fault to the top of the badge, where a small area of the guilt finish has tarnished, hardly noticeable, and does not detract, Beautiful fine feathering finish to the wings, which are the "straight" type, consider by collectors to be U.S. Airforce. 2:3/4" tall with a 2:9/16" wing span postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n134
USAAF A-14 Oxygen Mask. & T-44-A microphone A-14 oxygen mask fitted with a T-44-A microphone. Mask is in excellent order, with no issues to the rubber. The straps and web fittings, are again in excellent order with no issues. Mask has the "anti-freeze" deflector fitted, with the 2 extra plastic rivets, to hold it in place. A T-44-A microphone has been fitted to the mask, allowing it to be used in Allied aircraft. Excellent A-14 mask and T-44-A set up, that would be very difficult to upgrade. This mask is fitted with a rare T-44 microphone assembly. It comprises a deep chocolate coloured loom (CO-287) with an American version of the standard RAF bell jack plug (PL-179) to one end and a Type T-44-A magnetic microphone and AAF JK-26 socket at the other. The T-44 fits inside the nose section of the mask alleviating the need for a throat microphone. Used primarily in aircraft fitted with RAF radio equipment, this loom enabled AAF crews with the 8th and 9th AAF to plug their American made headgear into RAF aircraft Price includes postage to mainland U.K only S/N 199
USAAF A-8B oxygen mask/ By The Ohio Chemical Manufacturing Co. Dated 4/43. These were introduced in late 1941 and are often referred to as the A-8B 'bladder mask' in reference to the fine rubber rebreather bag suspended beneath the facemask. The rubber facepiece presents well and remains supple with no issues The rebreather 'bladder' is in very good supple condition and is a "replacement" one? The oxygen hose is complete with end connector, and remains flexible The mask retains the original elastic and leather harness, as well as the original sponge rubber filters, Whilst this is not a perfect example it is still very good and would make an excellent display of these rare and sought after masks. Intended for use with the A-9 or B-6 Helmet, or with the adjustment tab, allowing the mask to be worn with a cap, or on its own. postage is included for mainland U.K. only s/n 144
USAAF A-9 Flying Helmet. The A-9 Summer Flying helmet became standard issue just seventeen days after the U.S. officially entered the war. Produced with hooks to accommodate either the A-9 or A-10 oxygen mask, This example has had them removed, and had snaps fitted to accommodate oxygen masks. A pair of sponge rubber earcups have also been fitted, by sewing and gluing them to the helmet, a common practice on early wartime helmets, before the leather earcups were available. The rubber is in very good supple condition with no issues. and a set of R-14 Receivers with loom and PL-54 plug are present. Helmet is in well used "combat" condition, the front seam has had an extra piece of material inserted into it, to slightly enlarge the helmet size, period done, and adds to its history, it has a stain to the front of the helmet, which appears to be a blood stain? but that's just my opinion. chin strap with shearling cover is in good used, condition with no issues. If you like your flying helmets in a used combat condition, you will be happy with this example size small. 1942 dated. Excellent example of an A-9 summer flying helmet. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 132
USAAF Air Gunners wings. WWII Full size 3" Air gunner wings. Wings are in excellent condition, showing very little wear to the finish, the odd "knock" here and there, but hardly noticeable, the pin is good, and roller catch is working fine. The wings are made by Moody Brothers L.A. CAL. Sterling marked, and carry the usual feint "Moody Brothers" logo! Excellent pair of RARE maker gunners wings. Price includes postage to U.K. mainland only. S/N 501
USAAF Aircrew Wings. British Made. WWII Excellent Quality pair of British made wings, in untouched condition, retaining 90-95% of their "silver wash finish" Full size 3" with the typical pin & loop catch, and IMO Gaunt made, unmarked, with "vent hole" to allow the gases to escape when soldering the emblem, to the wings. price includes postage to mainland U.K. only S/N 497
USAAF Aircrew Wings. WWII Excellent pair of sterling silver, 3" wings. Wings have some loss of finish to the "emblem" due to polishing, but does not detract. Pin & catch in good working order, and marked sterling price includes postage to mainland UK only. S/N 498
USAAF Bancroft Visor Cap Bancroft Visor Cap, in fur felt, cap is in overall good condition, with a number of flaws, 2 small moth nips to the underside rear of the cap, but not visible when folded down, 1 small nip on the crown, the main fault is the cap has been laid flat with pressure on the crown, which has pushed the tip of the wings through the material slightly, but still displays well, other than that , this is an excellent example of the much sought after iconic Bancroft, inside is in excellent condition, sweatband is in excellent order, all stitching intact, and the previous owners initials are marked in red paint? H.L. Khaki Mohair hat band, again in excellent condition, russet brown chin strap and visor in excellent order, two quality guilt buttons, and an unmarked, officer screw back eagle, Very nice example of a Bancroft Visor Cap. Price includes postage within the U.K. s/n 87
USAAF Bombardiers Wings. JR Gaunt USAAF Bombardiers Wing S/n 227
USAAF British made 8th Air Force Shoulder Title WWII 8th Air Force stylized silk wings, with the "fletching" picked out in black thread, on a blue felt oval body, a tad smaller in diameter, than the usual size. Quality Officer's grade Shoulder Title? 100% original guaranteed price includes postage to main land UK only s/n 471
USAAF Cadet Visor Cap Insignia Vintage U.S.A.A.F. Cadet insignia, by Truart, sterling silver, with gilded wings, some very slight loss of the gilding to the wings in places, but does not detract, and is hardly noticeable, Gilding is intact to the rear of the insignia. roller catch & pinback fitting. 3" wing span. 2" height. Quality Item. postage is included in the price for U.K. only s/n 136
USAAF Navigators wings. Full size 3\" USAAF WWII original full size 3" Navigators wings. Wings are in very good condition, marked "Sterling" with clutch back fittings. no maker mark. postage included for U.K. only s/n 113
USAAF pilots I.D. Sweet Heart/ Bracelet USAAF WWII, pilots I.D./ Sweetheart Bracelet, in sterling silver, with a set of pilots wings soldered to the bracelet, marked sterling silver. no maker mark. s/n 112
USAAF Pilots Wings. WWII Here is an excellent pair of 3" USAAF Pilot’s Wing in sterling silver, maker marked A.E. (American emblem ) Co. Utica N.Y. Pin back fitting with safety catch. Wings are in excellent condition, showing very little wear. pin & roller catch working fine. price includes postage to mainland U.K. only s/n 496
USAAF Shoulder Title British made British made 9th AAF Shoulder Title. In Excellent condition, vibrant colours, on blue felt, with no issues. Guaranteed 100% original. Activated as 9th Air Force on 8 April 1942, the command fought in World War II both in the Western Desert Campaign in Egypt and Libya and as the tactical fighter component of the United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF), engaging enemy forces in France, the Low Countries and in Nazi Germany. Postage is included for mainland U.K. Only. S/N 469
USAAF silk embroidered Pilots Wings WWII Tropical silk embroidered wings, on tan twill material, which have been mounted on a leather patch. In excellent condition, with no snagging to the weave. 100% original guaranteed In my opinion, the wings have been mounted on the leather patch, for display purposes, and it is not original to the wings. price includes postage to main land UK only. s/n 473
USAAF WWII 8th Airforce Shoulder Title In Excellent condition, with no issues, British made. Vibrant Colours, embroidered on blue felt. Guaranteed 100% original piece. Established on 22 February 1944 by the redesignation of VIII Bomber Command at RAF Daws Hill in High Wycombe, England, the Eighth Army Air Force (8 AAF) was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force in the European Theater of World War II (1939/41–1945), engaging in operations primarily in the Northern Europe area of responsibility; carrying out strategic bombing of enemy targets in France, the Low Countries, and Germany; and engaging in air-to-air fighter combat against enemy aircraft until the German capitulation in May 1945. It was the largest of the deployed combat Army Air Forces in numbers of personnel, aircraft, and equipment. s/n 470 price includes postage to mainland U.K. only
USAAF WWII Ariel Gunners Wings. 3\" Sterling Silver Lovely set of gunners wings, Bell Pattern, in sterling silver, two piece, the winged bullet having been applied over a pair of observers wings, (This Bell pattern wing has an applied winged bullet which is less common than the one piece badge with the bullet as part of the die. See Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars) with a brass pin, roller catch, has the centre piece missing, but the pin locks into place, with a resounding "click" , other than this one issue, they are in excellent condition. s/n 154
USAAF WWII Garrison Cap WWII U.S. Air Force, enlisted mans garrison cap Cap. chocolate coloured, with blue / orange flecked piping, oyster coloured Rayon lining, and leather sweat band, band does have one small tear to it, (see photo) but does not detract, other than this, in excellent condition, size 6:3/4" and displays very well. s/n 163 HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE. POSTAGE IS INCLUDED, FOR U.K. ONLY
USAAF WWII Garrison Cap WWII U.S. Air Force, enlisted mans garrison cap Cap. wool, with no mothing, olive coloured, with blue / orange flecked piping, green coloured Rayon lining, and leather sweat band, band does have one small crease to it, (see photo) but does not detract, other than this, in excellent condition, size 6:7/8" and displays very well. s/n 164 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. POSTAGE INCLUDED FOR U.K. ONLY
USAAF WWII pilots I.D. Bracelet. WWII USAAF pilots I.D. bracelet, made in sterling silver, named to W.R. Luma. 3234285, maker marked Robins Attleboro , marked sterling, a "been there" well worn piece of WWII memorabilia. s/n115
USAAF WWII Visor Cap Insignia Boxed Visor Cap Insignia, by Meyer N.Y. Insignia is in almost mint unused condition, with all it's gilt finish intact, with what most collectors consider US Airforce type "straight" wings, jumbo size insignia. This piece would be very difficult to upgrade. 3" tall x 2:1/2" wing span. postage is included in the price for U.K. only s/n133
USAF A-13a oxygen mask & Gentex cotton summer flying helmet RARE MSA 22001 A-13a oxygen mask, mask is complete with all fittings, and ANB-M-C1 microphone, with lead and plug, no date on the exhalation valve, but I would say mid 1940's/ early 50's, Korean war era, rubber face piece is in good condition, apart from one area around the cheek piece, where the rubber appears to have suffered from heat/ poor storage? it has left a rippling effect on the surface, (see photo) but the rubber is solid, and remains flexible, with no hardening to the area, and has no other issues, and of course cannot be seen when worn with a flying helmet, and it also retains the canvass loop on the under side of the face piece (often removed) for passing the helmet chinstrap through, fitted with the "Y" yolk for attaching to the helmet, As used by U.S. Navy/ U.S.M.C. Pilots, oxygen tube is in very good condition, only showing signs of crazing when flexed, and is flexible/supple, fitted with the early oxygen connector, 83-C-3 Buaer with the "blue" dot applied, and fitted with an anti "flail" strap, very good example of an early U.S.Navy MS22001 oxygen mask. Excellent unissued Gentex cotton summer flying helmet, fitted with a pair of rubber earcups, which are in good condition, and a pair of P/O H-3/ARR-3 receivers are fitted without a loom. chinstrap and buckle are leather, and both in excellent unused condition, factory fitted early quick release buckles to attach to the H-2/3 type helmets,(see Jet Age Flight Helmets pages 92/93) are in excellent condition. Size medium. This helmet would be very difficult to upgrade. head is not included in the sale. POSTAGE IS INCLUDED IN THE SALE FOR U.K. ONLY S/N139
USAF A-14 oxygen mask. A-14 Oxygen mask, in very good condition, the main body and tube are in excellent supple condition, with no issues, the mask is dated, 9?/44 (the month is hard to make out) fitted with an ANB-MC-1 microphone, with anti- moisture cover intact, cotton straps and buckles are complete, and in good order, the only issue is the rubber straps, which have been repaired in two place, but the mask does display well. in a size small. postage is included for mainland U.K. only. S/N 181
USAF A-2 Jacket autographed Original Autographed Lakenheath USAF A2 Flight Jacket. Condition is "Used". Nearly 20 years ago some aircrew from the 48th fighter Wing at Lakenheath very kindly agreed to sign this ex USAF A2 leather jacket, even the Velcro patch is signed! At that time the Wing operated a mix of F15E and F15C Eagle aircraft. There are some interesting and typically American fighter jock signatures ! This is quite a rare chance to purchase a genuine ex issue A2, it carries the correct Saddlery label and is a size 44R and was manufactured in 1988 by Cooper, and is from the very first contract placed by the USAF for an A2 jacket since WW2. This was the largest single contract ever awarded for leather flying jackets, and was intended to partly address shortfalls in recruitment at the time. The quality is excellent and the condition is very fine, with no tears, rips or staining, cuffs and waistband all original. The 494th Fighter squadron F15E patch is attached with Velcro. The space command patch is just an added extra, and is not connected to the jacket. The original pilots name tag, has obviously been removed, and again was attached with Velcro. The 1988 issue A-2's are the best quality, although of course some aircrew had their own versions made, and commercially available jackets were adapted to service specifications occasionally , albeit unofficially . In my experience early 1988 Saddlery marked jackets were better made than later 1995 issues and superior to Avirex examples issued at that time . Just to be clear, this is an ex USAF jacket, issued in 1988. Not to be confused with the commercial copies made by Cooper and released to the general market. The commercial copies feature amongst other differences, an orange label and are not an issue item. S/N 231 Price includes delivery to UK mainland only
USAF Air Gunners Wings by Moody Brothers USAF WWII air gunners wings, by Moody Brothers Los Angeles. Cal. Full size 3", and look to have been a pair of observer wings, before being converted? The stamping is as usual poorly done. pin back with roller catch. Very nice set of RARE maker wings, in excellent condition. This company is another of those relatively small manufacturers of wings during WWII. They seem to have been a pretty successful wholesale manufacturer located in a downtown LA jewellery building that is still there today and still dedicated to the business. They did not seem to be a big participant in wing making, with only air gunner wings showing up with any regularity. But they did make others. It's not clear how many patterns or types. postage is included for U.K. only. s/n 30
USAF HB-7 Headband with ANB-H-1 Receivers HB-7 head set, in very good condition, leather covers are in good order, with some minimal wear to the middle top on both bands, fitted with a pair of HNB-H-1 receivers, which have the rubber MC-162-A cushions fitted, loom is in very good condition, with no fraying, and is fitted with a PL-354 Jack Plug. Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. S/N 240
USAF HB-7 Headband with ANB-H-1 Receivers USAF HB-7 Headband in very good used condition, leather headband coverings are in very good condition with minimal wear to them, and are marked SC935A on the outer band, and 43 dated? on one of the inner bands. Fitted with a pair of ANB-H-1 receivers, which are also fitted with the MC-162-A rubber ear cushions. Loom is in excellent condition, with no fraying, and is fitted with a PL-354 Jack plug. price includes postage to mainland UK only. Head is not included in the sale. S/N 241
USAF HB-7 Headband with R-14 Receivers USAF HB-7 Headband with R-14 Receivers. HB-7 head set, is in very good condition, leather covers are in good order, fitted with a pair of R-14 receivers, by WM.J. Murdock CO. Chelsea. Mass. which have the some what rare MX-41/AR sponge and solid rubber cushions fitted, Cushions do have some wear to the outer edges, but does not detract. Loom is in very good condition, with no fraying, and is fitted with a PL-354 Jack Plug. The plug does have one "hair line" crack, hardly noticeable, but thought i would mention it. Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. S/N 465
USAF HGU-2A/P Helmet & MBU-5/P Oxygen Mask USAF HGU Helmet, with "Ramshorn" double visor fitting, and MBU-5/P oxygen mask. Helmet is in good/very good overall condition, with no damage to the shell, paint finish is good, with usual small knocks & chips. Fitted with "Ramshorn" double visor's clear/ grey, both visors are in excellent condition, with no damage. The visor housing, has been covered in chamois leather, to prevent scratching the canopy, during "G" manoeuvre's. A McDonnell Phantom II Decal has been applied to the rear of the shell, and does have some damage/chipping to the finish, but does not detract. A pair of H-154/AIC. have been fitted, they are easily identifiable by spring-loaded metal mounting arms. both receiver housings are complete, and in excellent condition, with all wiring intact. The "Fitting Pads" have been removed from the inner shell, so just leaving the polystyrene insert, but of course, when displayed, is not noticeable, and does not detract, and if desired, the fitting pads are available on line, to purchase. The MBU-5/P oxygen mask, is in excellent condition, with no issues, and dated 85/86/87 and manufactured by Scott, and is a size Regular-Narrow. Tube is in excellent order, has the early Sierra CRU-8/P oxygen connector fitted. and all wiring is complete. Excellent USAF set up. The HGU-2A/P was issued around 1961 as an improved version of the HGU-2/P. The HGU-2A/P nomenclature (USAF way of indicating an upgrade to the HGU-2/P is with the "A") was assigned 2 Nov 1960 as the result of design changes documented by both SAC (Form 81 16 Nov 1959) and TAC (Form 81 28 Oct 1959). The first HGU-2A/P military specification MIL-H-26671A was issued 16 March 1961. S/N 475 Price includes postage to mainland UK only. Head is not included in the sale.
USAF HGU-2A/P Helmet & MBU-5/P Oxygen Mask Early RARE version of the HGU, having the three "ventilation holes" as per factory issue, helmet is in excellent overall condition, with no issues. The crown and neck pads are fitted, but the brow pad has been removed, But when on display, this of course does not detract. The shell has the 3 vent holes, which was a feature up to around 1966, the visor housing is a later version, having a raised plastic guide rail, as opposed to the earlier Aluminium track, The grey visor, is in excellent condition, and works smoothly, a USAF decal has been applied which does have some chipping to the lettering. The early HGU-2A/P introduced a new type of headset, the H-154/AIC. It is easily identifiable with its spring-loaded metal mounting arms. Both receivers are in excellent condition, with no damage, and the foam rubber noise "dampeners" are in place. The white nylon chinstrap/ nape strap are in excellent order. The MBU-5/P mask is in excellent condition, complete, and dated 66/67/68, by the Sierra Eng. Company, and a size long, narrow, and has been "personalised" by having the "Hard-shell" spray painted red! tube is in excellent condition, and the oxygen connector is fitted with an "anti-flail" strap. Excellent 1960's Vietnam era USAF rig, that would be very difficult to upgrade. S/N 477 Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. Head is not included in the sale.
USAF Navigators Wings Full Size. Excellent pair of navigators wings in sterling silver Maker marked, Meyer. pin back with roller catch, pin opens to about 45deg. Lovely set of full size USAF Navigators Wing. You Won't Be Disappointed with these. postage is included for U.K. only. s/n 33
USAF Pilots Wings British Made Firmin Excellent pair of British made wings, Although in unmarked silver they have the Firmin type pin fitting, beautiful feathered finish which has a wonderful patination to it. Lovely set of wings, you won't be disappointed. postage included for U.K. only s/n 177
USAF WWII Air Crew Wings Theatre Made. Very nice set of "Theatre made" full size Aircrew Wings, not sure of the origin of this pair, seem to have all the characteristics of a British made pair, or could be Far East? really not sure, but excellent quality, to the front, with very fine detailing. good quality pin, and "loop" catch. Price includes world wide delivery S/N 455
USMA West Point Storm King Lighter. Slim aluminium, Storm King lighter, with West Point logo applied. Lighter is in used working condition, the aluminium body showing plenty of usage, but the U.S.M.A. West Point logo, and Badge are in excellent condition. company address applied to the bottom reads, Storm King Murfreesboro. Tenn. U.S.A.. price includes postage to mainland U.K. only S/N 466
USN Ball Cap & NAF48486 Headphones & Boom Mike VS-30, Sea Control Squadron 30 ball cap, 1949-50's era ball cap, cap is in a well used "salty" condition, but is moth and tear free, 6 panel construction, in cotton, sewn eyelets, peak retains it's shape, and has not been creased or folded fantastic VS-30 logo to the front in what appears to be rayon or silk? wonderfully hand stitched. silver 1st Lt bar marked gemsco ny ser 22c, this has been on the cap a long time, when removed, you can see the colour difference on the material. Inside again is well used, cotton sweatband is lightly soiled at the brow, but no damage, and all stitching is sound, the sweatband has had the elasticated band removed, period done, and the stitching has been undone in the centre seam, to make the cap slightly larger, and has been re-sewn by the owner, nice personal touch, definitely not damage repair, and does not detract. no label present. size around 7 1/4" at a guess. NAF4846 headphones are again in well used salty condition, but solid, cotton covered leather backed and all stitching is sound, there is a name on the top of the head band, but difficult to read, lead is in good order, and fitted with a NAF215265-2 plug. receiver are marked U.S.Navy ANB H-1-A C.T.E. fitted with a boom mike, and SW-141-V push to talk set. Sea Control Squadron 30 [VS-30] "DiamondCutters" postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 45
USN HB-7 Headband with ANB-H-1 Receivers NAF type 49510 head set, complete, with a pair of A.N.B-H-1A receivers, set is In excellent condition, fitted with hard rubber acoustic ear cups,NA48490-1. Showing some light soiling to the chamois leather covering. Canvas headband is in excellent condition, with the leather backing intact, and very clean, the wiring is in very good condition, and is fitted with a NAF215285-2 plug. Excellent pair of U.S. Navy Headphones. Head is not included in the sale. price includes delivery to mainland UK only S/N 467
V-5 Program over seas cap insignia V-5 cap insignia, by B.B. Co. Roch. N.Y. Badge is in excellent untouched condition, with no damage to the enamel finish, fully maker marked, with pin & locking catch in good order. Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. S/N 481
Vietnam Era, Mechanics/ground crew Ball Cap. Excellent condition, 1960's Mechanics/ Ground Crew Ball Cap, Cap is in excellent condition, no issues apart from one small area of staining to the rear of the cap, may wash out? I haven't tried, cloth sweatband, and eight rows of stitching to the peak, sewn grommet holes, and fully stamped inside, but can't make it out? full air forces stamp, to the r/hand side, and in a good size, 7/1/4" ish. Great example of a U.S.A.F. Mechanics/ground crew cap. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 106
Vintage WW 2 1940 Child\'s Mickey Mouse Gas Mask. Scarce red rubber and blue straps young child's "mickey mouse" mask in original cardboard box. Dated 2//2/40. Most of these have perished rubber and missing parts but this one is in very good museum condition with no damage . All Straps retain their 'elasticity' and the rubber is in near mint condition, with no issues! canister again retains all of it's blue paint finish, and is marked GC MK111, BW&M Ltd- /4/39 and the rubber still retains some " French Chalk" dust! This mask was obtained from the original owner, and is in almost mint unused condition. Carboard box is in very good condition, just the usual ware/tear you would expect, and still retains it's original carrying tape. Excellent Rare piece of WWII "home front" memorabilia, the would be almost impossible to upgrade. HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. THE MASK IS INTENDED FOR DISPLAY/HISTORICAL EXAMPLE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. s/n 104
WW1-1920\'s Chief Petty Officers Hat Insignia WW1-1920's Chief Petty Officers Hat Insignia, by Meyer Metal, fully marked on the rear. Insignia is in lovely condition, having all it's original finish intact, the piece has the "applied" rope, and 90degree opening pin, and "loop" type catch. Beautiful early insignia, that would be very difficult to upgrade. price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. S/N 483
WW2 Cased Purple Heart WW2 cased Purple Heart, excellent condition un- named, ribbon is in good condition, suspended on a " slotted" bar, with 2 lapel badges, and ribbon bar. Box is the rare "single line" type, and is a quality piece, lining is in excellent condition, with no staining. s/n 27
WW2 .303 rounds British Mk V11 1927 dated inert .303 rounds & clip, round are in good condition, some wear to the copper nickel bullets, the bottoms are marked V11 RL 27 (1927). clip shows heavy pitting but is still solid, excellent set of 1927 dated inter war .303 round. s/n 44
WW2 .50cal. Table Lighter. .50cal. round converted into a table lighter. three piece construction, with "cogwheel" base. In excellent working order, great piece of "trench art" s/n 95
WW2 B-1 Cap. \"Theatre\" Made Original USAF theatre made B-1 cap, cap is in very good condition, the main body is excellent, no rips or tears, and fitted with snaps either side, for the use of an oxygen mask, and a 20th air force shoulder title has been added, the large bill shows signs of usage, with the composite plastic?,stiffener broken on the front edge corner, but still displays well, and a couple of small holes to the front edge. The sweat band appears to be rayon, and does have a number 74 faded in red ink, possibly a stock number? from the ww2 air force museum in Pennsylvania where this cap came from. And the former owner was based at Tinian Air Base, in the Marianas, and was a B-29 Navigator. A letter of provenance does come with the cap. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE s/n 70
WW2 cased air medal Boxed WW2, U.S.A.A.F. Air medal, medal is in good uncleaned unnamed condition, ribbon in well used condition, with some fraying to it. it is suspended on a "wrap round broach" and has been on this since it was issued. box is in good condition, and is of the early wood type covered in leatherette, inside the lid, some staining has occurred which appears to be water damage, it also comes with lapel badge and ribbon bar. The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. The medal was created in 1942 and is awarded for single acts of heroism or meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. s/n 29
WW2 K98 Mauser Rounds Inert clip of 7.92 rounds with clip for the K98 Rifle. rounds are marked P94 XIv1,14, 40 (1940) and are in very good condition, clip shows light pitting overall, and is marked SEY on the bottom. s/n 22
WW2 R.A.F. Cockpit 8 Day Clock 1941 Original RAF WW11 spitfire cockpit clock.8 day Mk11D 6A/1150. 33612/41 (1941) in working order, winds and runs ok, but erratic time keeping, sometimes keeps perfect time, and other times loses, Bakelite casing in excellent order,no chips/cracks, case is marked on the rear, with A.M. and kings crown, with an inspection stamp of 1944. Excellent example of an A.M. 8 day clock, as used in WW2 Fighter and Bomber command Aircraft. Price includes postage within the U.K. the U.K.s/n 89
WW2 U.S. Navy Head Phones. NAF type 49510 head set, complete, with a pair of A.N.B-H-1A receivers, set is In excellent condition, fitted with hard rubber acoustic ear cups,NA48490-1. Showing some light soiling to the chamois leather covering.Canvas headband is in excellent condition, with the leather backing intact, and very clean, the name Ens.R.L. Van Slyke has been applied in 3 areas on the headband, wiring is in very good condition, and is fitted with a NAF215285-2 plug. Excellent pair of U.S. Navy Headphones. s/n76. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE.
WW2 U.S. Navy Head Phones. United Stated Navy headset comprised of a Type CTE-49510 headband with leather backed olive drab pad. Wired with matching H-3/ARR-3 receivers and black cased 'bail-out' length plug, N.A.F.215285-2.These shorter plugs were introduced to reduce the danger of being 'hung up' during combat operations and provided the transition between the short headset loom and the CD-307 extension loom. Fitted with a pair of NAF-48490-1 hard rubber acoustic ear cups, slight soiling to the chamois covering, the name "REDMAN" has been written on the inside of the cups. The headset is in good '+' overall condition bar tarnishing of the frame and light general soiling. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only s/n 77 HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALES SOLD----SOLD----SOLD
WW2 USAAF 2\" Pilots Wings Quality pair of 2" shirt size pilots wings, in Stirling silver,pin and roller catch working fine, large shield, and very high quality "fletching" work on the wings. which have toned to a lovely dark patina. Excellent set of WW11 USAAF Wings. unmarked. price includes postage in the U.K. s/n90
WW2 Zippo WW2 issue 3 barrel hinged Zippo lighter, lighter is in good working order, lid is a little loose on the hinge, but this doesn't detract, retaining 70-75% of it's black "crackle finish" showing normal wear to the top and front edge, which of course comes from the open and closing motion of every day usage, insert is in good order and stamped with Zippo logo and pat no 2032695. very scarce item, Lucky Strike is included, and is used/empty. S/N 23
WWI Magazine Pouch For 1911. Mills 1918 Mills magazine pouch for the Colt 1911 Auto/pistol, magazine is in good condition, showing very little if any usage, clearly stamped on the inner flap AUG 1918. MILLS. PAT JULY 16 07. Although the pistol was designated Model of 1911, a series of field tests from 1907 to 1911, were held to decide between the Savage and Colt designs. And the pouches were produced by Mills, ready to be issued to the U.S. Armed Forces. Some very light soiling to the outer fabric, and both 'lift the dot' studs are in good order, male snap fastener in place on belt loop. s/n/ 105
WWI-1920\'s RNAS I.D. Bracelet. WWI-1920's O/R I.D. Bracelet, in Sterling Silver. Unfortunately, during it's life, the bracelet has been damaged, and lost one half of the chain. it of course can be repaired, if desired. It is engraved with the following information. W. Carter FX. 99648 R.N.A.S. Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only S/N 445
WWII Wellington Bomber Work shop WWII made Wellington bomber Aluminium in 1/144th Scale? with Removeable Aluminium stand. Lovely Desk top Model. Length 4:1/4" Wing Span 6" Overall in very nice condition. price includes postage to mainland UK only. S/N 503
WWII A-N Goggles.6530.Chas. Fischer. Company N.Y. Excellent untouched pair of boxed goggles, in almost mint condition. Frame is almost factory fresh, and still retaining is polished finish. Goggle strap is in excellent condition, still retaining most of it's elasticity, with some very light staining, i presume from storage? Cushion is still soft and pliable, with no sign of perishing, or hardening. Chamois lining is very clean, showing very little wear. Fitted with clear lens's which are marked A/O. Box is in excellent condition, and retains the original tissue paper. Excellent pair of A-N Goggles, that would be very difficult to upgrade. price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. Head is not included in the sale. S/N234
WWII Cap size Navy/Marine Gold Wings by Balfour Pre/Early, WWII cap size Aviator wings, Sterling Silver, gilt finish, by Balfour, in excellent condition, maker marked on the reverse, Balfour 1/20 10k GF with early "drop in catch" Excellent pair of wings, by quite a scarce sought after maker. Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only S/N 459 S/N 459
WWII Civil Air Patrol Visor Cap Civil Air Patrol visor cap, in excellent/mint condition, by Sax-Fifth Avenue New York. Fur felt body in excellent condition, 3 pin head size "moth nips" to the crown, hard to see, and does not detract, green mohair band again in excellent order, russet brown chin strap remains soft/supple, russet brown visor is in excellent condition, with no issues, fitted with a Stirling & enamel Officers cap badge, in excellent condition, and two C.A.P. chin strap buttons. Interior of the cap shows little if any wear, to the brow section of the russet brown sweatband, all stitching is intact, apart from one small section near the temple area of about 3/4". gold coloured rayon/silk ? lining is again very clean, with no rips or tears, the cellulose "antimacassar" is in excellent condition, with no slits/cracking to it, the cellulose name tag holder is loose with just a couple threads holding it in to place, (about the only fault with this cap!) The cap is a good size 7:3/8" . The Civil Air Patrol was conceived in the late 1930s by aviation advocate Gill Robb Wilson, who foresaw general aviation's potential to supplement America's military operations. With the help of New York Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, in his capacity as then-Director of the Office of Civilian Defence, CAP was created with Administrative Order 9, signed by LaGuardia on 1 December 1941 and published 8 December 1941. The Civil Air Patrol had 90 days to prove themselves to Congress. Major General John F. Curry was appointed as the first national commander. Texas oilman David Harold Byrd was a co-founder of CAP. During World War II, CAP was seen as a way to use America's civilian aviation resources to aid the war effort instead of grounding them. The organization assumed many missions including anti-submarine patrol and warfare, border patrols, and courier services. During World War II CAP's coastal patrol flew 24 million miles, found 173 enemy U-boats, attacked 57, hit 10 and sank two, dropping a total of 83 bombs and depth charges throughout the conflict. By the end of the war, 64 CAP members had lost their lives in the line of duty postage is included in the sale for main land U.K. only. s/n 127
WWII Dutch/ RAF Aircrew Identity bracelet Silver I.D. Bracelet, in .800 silver Bracelet is in very good condition, with just the usual wear and tear you would expect. Engraved with the following information. C.v.D. Mast No 270529035 322 SQD. L.S.K. No. 322 Squadron of the Royal Air Force was formed from the Dutch personnel of No. 167 Squadron RAF on 12 June 1943 at RAF Woodvale. The squadron retained the code-letter combination VL which had been used previously by No. 167 Squadron until late June 1944, when it was changed to 3W. It served at RAF West Malling and other stations during the Second World War. From 20 June to 9 August 1944, and equipped with Spitfire Mk XIVs, the squadron was tasked with intercepting the V-1 Flying Bomb "doodlebug" missiles launched from the Dutch and French coasts towards London. Flying Officer Rudy Burgwal was the most outstanding pilot on these 'anti-diver' patrols, claiming five of the missiles in one 90 minute flight on 8 July 1944. The total for the squadron was 108.5 destroyed. On 7 October 1945, the squadron disbanded at Wunstorf in Germany as part of the RAF. In recognition of the squadron's wartime record, the squadron was re-established at Twente Airbase on 27 September 1946 as the 322e Jachtvliegtuig Afdeling (Fighter Division) of the Royal Netherlands Army. The Dutch No. 322 Squadron RNLAF is officially considered as the continuation of No. 322 (Dutch) Squadron, keeping its motto and mascot "Polly Grey", the parrot. price includes postage to mainland U.K. only S/N 244
WWII IS Army Airborne Command Patch Here is a 2 piece Airborne Command patch. Fully embroidered and in near mint condition. with British made Shoulder Title. 100% original guaranteed The U.S. Airborne Command Shoulder Patch was created in 1943, and used during WWII to designate smaller Airborne units before they were assigned to a formal division. Units such as the 501st and 506th Parachute Infantry regiments wore this patch before being assigned to an Airborne Division. price includes postage to UK mainland only s/n 472
WWII J.R. Gaunt Chaplins U.S. Paratroop Wings Scarce WWII Chaplin's wings by J.R. Gaunt,. Wings are in very good condition, and a cross and one campaign star have been applied to the wings. One odd thing, the pin and keeper, have been applied in reverse! obviously been done when assembled by Gaunt, doesn't detract, but thought it was worth a mention. s/n 161
WWII Luftwaffe goggle strap Excellent goggle strap complete with all fittings, retaining excellent elasticity, for Uvex/ model 295 goggles. rare spare piece of kit, if your goggles are missing a strap, or need an 'upgrade' s/n 100
WWII medics insignia WWII pair of "uncut" cloth medics insignia, with one, Gold "acid test" metal lapel clutch back insignia. Cloth insignia is uncut, cheese cloth backed, with a price tag of ."25cents Camp Bowie Exchange". Camp Bowie was in Texas, and named after Jim Bowie and closed in 1946. Caduceus insignia is marked "acid test" and has the "snow flake" finish to the rear, early green clutch back fitting, one clasp, has some slight damage, but works fine, and does not detract. and is in excellent condition. POSTAGE IS INCLUDED FOR U.K. ONLY. s/n 168
WWII Officers cap badge WWII RAF officers bullion/metal king crown, cap badge In excellent untouched condition, but minus the headband. price includes postage to mainland UK only. S/N 487
WWII Purple Heart Next of Kin Pin This is the scarce next of kin pin, official " Act of congress 1947 issue" pin back, lapel broach, measures 1/2". It was issued to the next of kin for those KIA in WWII. Boxed in excellent condition, with all enamel/gilding intact. s/n 159
WWII R.A.F. Pilots padded wings Lovely set of WWII Period, RAF Pilots padded wings, in excellent used condition, with no issues. Excellent pair of wings, you won't be disappointed. Guaranteed ORIGINAL. Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only S/N 463
WWII R.C.A.F English made Air Gunners brevet R.C.A.F. WWII Air gunners brevet, in very good used condition, with no issues. price includes postage to mainland U.K. only S/N 446
WWII RAAF Pilots Wing Full size set of WWII Royal Australian Air Force Wings, Wings are in excellent used condition, padded with a hessian backing Small amount of glue residue to the rear of the wings from being mounted in a frame for display, other than that no issues. s/n 118
WWII RAF Air Gunners Brevet Very good condition, RAF WWII Air Gunners padded wing, one small moth nip top r/hand (see photo) other than that no issues, guaranteed 100% original piece. price includes postage to mainland UK only. s/n 492
WWII RAF Bombardiers Brevet Excellent WWII bombardiers brevet, in excellent condition, with no issues. Guaranteed 100% original. price includes delivery to mainland UK only S/N 494
WWII RAF Bombardiers Brevet WWII Bombardiers padded Brevet, brevet is in very good condition, with one small area of staining, as per photo, at the top of the "B" other than that, wing is a lovely "oatmeal" colour. no issues with this set. s/n 120
WWII RAF Observers Brevet Full size WWII RAF observers Brevet, Brevet has some staining to it, as can be seen in the photo, this may clean out? but I prefer to leave the piece as it is, good example of a quality padded Observers brevet. s/n 119
WWII RAF Pilots Wings Very nice war time example, of a Pilots padded brevet, in excellent condition, with no issues. Guaranteed original. price includes postage to mainland UK only. S/N 488
WWII RAF Radio Observers Brevet WWII RAF Radio observers padded wing, in excellent condition, with no issues. (some paper residue/glue on the rear, from being removed from an album) Guaranteed original 100% price includes postage to mainland UK only s/n 490
WWII RAF Tube Whistle Here is an original Air Ministry whistle marked 293/A A/22 CON.140 with a Crown and A.M. somewhat rarer than the "snail whistle, In used condition with age and wear. S/N 243 Price includes postage to mainland UK only.
WWII RAF \"snake bite\" Kit. GARDNER of London WWII issue, RAF Anti Venom, snake bite capsule. In very good/excellent condition, being complete. Manufactured by Gardner's of London, and AM stamped. Chromium plated metal cylinder approximately 6cm long x 1 cm diameter. Removable end caps unscrew to reveal a small metal blade/lancet and a potassium permanganate capsule. The blade could be used to cut out the venom from a snake bite and the potassium permanganate applied to the wound. The cylinder is engraved with Air Ministry marks and manufacturer's details. Complete with the often absent capsule. Light surface wear/marking but overall condition is excellent. These were issued as part of the contents of the tropical survival kit (27P/19) and also part of the kit included with the lightweight flying overall. S/n 198
WWII RCAF Air Gunners Brevet WWII RCAF, British made Air Gunners Wing, in excellent condition, padded, hessian backed padded wing, with no issues. Guaranteed original 100%. price includes postage to mainland UK only. S/N 489
WWII U.S. Airforce Ike Jacket & Trousers. US Air Force Ike Jacket, in very good/excellent condition, with Sgt's stripes, Air force insignia, overseas service bars, and discharge insignia. ribbon bar, with Air Medal, with one oak leaf. WWII European-African Middle Eastern Campaign medal. and a pair of Vanguard N.Y. marked wings, in sterling silver? (not marked sterling )with 70 degree opening pin. U.S.& Air force collar insignia are one piece stamping, with clutch back fittings. Jacket is a size 40R and made by the Sigmund Eisner CO. and dated 5/10/44. it has one cuff button missing from the r/hand sleeve, and the button for "latching" the collar closed is broken in half, other than that, the jacket is in a very good/excellent condition. Trousers are in excellent condition, made by Oberman & Company size 33" waist & 33" leg, two slash front pockets, one ticket/fob pocket. two rear pockets, one open, and one button down, all six bracer buttons are present, the lining is very clean, with no staining, and full makers label. Belt length is 42" and buckle is marked solid brass. postage is included for mainland U.K. only S/N 184
WWII U.S. Navy Aviators Garrison Cap. WWII. U.S. Navy Garrison cap, in grey cotton twill material, cap is in very good condition, with some minor staining to the bottom l/hand edge. Label reads. NAVAL UNIFORM. SERVICE. under supervision. U.S. NAVY. 7 3/8" Owners name is ink stamped on inner band. F.W. POTTER, in block style text. And a service number? inked on the inner band, but I hard to make out. A pair of cap size Aviator wings, in sterling silver have been applied, no maker mark, and a New Zealand made Major's oak leaf, (Lt. Commander) by Theo Meyer Auckland. in excellent condition. price includes delivery to mainland U.K. only head is not included in the sale. This is an original WWII issue early war, grey Naval Officer’s overseas cap. The Naval grey uniforms were issued for only a short time, and thus grey uniforms items are always hard to find. The Halsey Grey Uniform was only in use for 6 years from 1943, to 1949. Really only wore for 9 months in 1943. S/N 186
WWII U.S.A. Majors oak leaf insignia Pair of WWII U.S. Major's collar insignia pin back, matching pair, gilding in excellent uncleaned condition, pins and roller catch's working fine. s/n 156
WWII U.S.A. Majors oak leaf insignia WWII maker marked pair of Majors oak leaf insignia by AMICO one with the early stamping, marked sterling 10k, good colour matching pair, with an excellent patina too them, pins and roller catches are in working order, with no issues. s/n 158
WWII U.S.A.A.F Pilots Wings. WWII full size 3" Sterling silver Pilots Wings. Wings are in excellent condition, showing very little wear to them, Large hollow back shield, with the N.S. Meyer Inc New York, with shield logo, in raised lettering to the rear, clutch back fitting. Excellent "chunky" set of wings. s/n 175 postage included for U.K. only
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Pilots Wings. Excellent pair of full size 3" Pilots Wings, by A.E.C. American Emblem Company Utica N.Y. Wings are in excellent condition, large hollow back shield, with early clutch back fitting. Maker marked in raised text, within a triangle, and marked Sterling. Excellent pair of early WWII sterling silver wings. postage included for U.K. only. s/n 176
WWII U.S.N. AN6540 Flying Helmet USN AN 6540 flying helmet. Slote&Klein. size small. In excellent almost untouched condition, with no damage to the outer leather. Both goggle straps, and snaps are in excellent order. rubber earcups are in good order, and fitted with ANB-H-1A receivers, US Navy marked, and with correct black woven cloth loom, and NAF 215235-2 jack plug. Chamois interior, is in virtually untouched condition, showing very little if any usage. Both "dough nuts" are in excellent undamaged condition. Chinstrap again is in excellent condition, with brown velveteen cover. fitted with two extra buckles, to facilitate the use of a MSA type "C" oxygen mask. Beautiful example of this US Navy/Marines Flying helmet, that would be almost impossible to upgrade. Head is not included in the sale. Price includes postage to mainland U.K. only. S/N 235
WWII USA Visor Cap. WWII, summer visor cap, body is cotton tan coloured material, "Pink", with some small moth nips to it 4 in all pinhead size, and does not detract, and is very clean with no staining to it, "pink" mohair band is in excellent condition, and snag free, two piece russet brown chin strap and back strap, is very soft and supple, with no wear to the surface finish, the russet brown visor is again in excellent condition, the two guilt side buttons are of excellent quality, and maker marked Luxenberg, New York The sweat band is in almost unused condition, showing very little wear, and marked Luxenberg military & civilian outfitters 485 Madison Avenue - New York.Real Roan Leather. And inked stamped England to the inside, it is missing it's bow. Gold coloured silk/rayon? lining is in excellent condition, with no issues,the cellulose antimacassar in the crown, has discoloured and split somewhat with age/heat, and is quite brittle in places, the full Luxenberg label is still readable within the diamond, it still has the "doughnut" stiffener ring in place, and is maker marked, often removed to enable the wearing of headphones. unmarked officers gilt cap badge is in excellent uncleaned condition, showing all of it's finish, this cap shows very little usage, and would be very difficult to upgrade. postage is included in the sale for main land U.K. only HEAD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE. s/n 128
WWII USAAF Air Crew Wings. Lovely pair of British made two piece construction wing with the centre seal being sterling silver. Wings are in excellent used condition, with minimum wear to the finish, and the usual English, brass pin and loop fitting. No maker mark, but most likely J.R. Gaunt. S/N 487 Price includes postage to mainland UK only
WWII USAAF \"Juliet Harness\" Mint condition, original "Juliet Harness" for use with the A-9 oxygen mask. harness is in excellent unused condition, all stitching intact, as are the four hooks, to enable an A-9 mask to be worn on its own, or with a Cap. Harness does have an ink stamp, but is impossible to read. An excellent original piece of equipment. postage is included in the sale. s/n 145
WWII USAAF \"victory parade\" tinny WWII U.S. Air Force victory parade tinny, in good condition, just showing 75+ years of wear, silk ribbons are good, Rare home front item. postage included for U.K. only s/n 171
WWII USAF A-11 Flying Helmet & A-1 Visor Type A-11 flying helmet with sun visor, helmet is in excellent condition, leather remains supple. chin strap/buckle in good order, chamois leather is clean with moderate soiling, both doughnuts are in excellent condition, label intact, size Large. fitted with a pair of almost mint condition, ANB-H-1 receivers, y-cord and PL-354 plug, by Shure Brothers, army air forces logo inside and outside, all press studs present, and working fine. excellent A-11 2nd pattern helmet. A-1Sun Visor is in excellent condition, and is fully marked, under the brim, Harvard ear cups have had male snaps fitted, to facilitate the use of a sun visor. Excellent helmet which would be very difficult to upgrade. postage is included in the sale for U.K. only HEAD IS NOT PART OF THE SALE S/N 468
Zippo Lighter USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA 42 Zippo Lighter, doesn't appear to have been used, as the wick, Chimney & inner lid are soot free. Top of the lid does show wear, with one small knock (see photo) canned bottom, and pat 2517191 1958-- engraved USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA 42. And presented to Commander Oren K Calhoun Chief/Ariel Photographer. On his retirement and last command 1935-1959. price includes postage to mainland UK only. S/N 505