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1941 Dated Norwegian German Forces Diary - SS Troops This is German military diary (year book) issued to forces serving in Norway during 1941. The inside sleeve contains two photographs of German SS troops. Along with maps, portrait of Hitler etc, there are written entries, the last being written on the 24th February.
Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf Dated 1940 - Wedding Edition A nice copy of Adolf Hitlers Mein Kampf (German). This is a Wedding Edition dated 1940, with presentation page intact and dedicated. A copy of the book was presented to newlyweds serving in the armed forces by the Nazi regime on their wedding day, yet another devious propaganda initiative.
British Army Infantry Warrant Class II Sword Belt
British LIA2 Magazine - Clamshell Sterling SMG One of the features of the Sterling submachine gun that contributed to its excellence and popularity in the post-WW2 world was the innovative magazine. Previous magazines for 9-mm submachine guns were straight, although the cartridge itself has a slight taper that makes it want to lie in a curved shape in line with other cartridges. The magazines designed for the Sterling recognized this and were made in a curved shape. In addition, it featured a double-column feed and a unique dual-roller follower, eliminating sources of jamming common to other submachine gun magazines. ** UK sales only **
Can Anyone Help Identify the Aircraft This Yoke Came From? This came with a couple of RAF B type flying helmets, a 1932 Pattern Mae West, 1933 pattern gauntlets and a pair of Mk III.A goggles. I have been told it’s from a Bristol Blenheim, possibly a Bristol Beaufighter but I am not convinced? Its also ‘similar’ in style to the Halifax yoke! Is it actually from an aircraft?
Coastal Artillery Badge by K&Q Measuring 52 (h) x 39 (w) mm. Weight 22.7 g. Marked K&Q on pin.
Cold War - German Respirator in Original Canister Unusual post war (Cold War) German respirator in original canvass covered canister. Marked with maker PLS on the bottom of the canister and to the spare lens compartment lid.
COPY - HJ BELT ASSMAN
COPY - JFS HEER BELT
COPY - WW2 Luftwaffe Belt & Buckle - JFS
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 1 - German Patches
Flemish Volunteers - Rexit Party Measuring 48 (h) x 39 (w) mm. Weight 16.1 g. Bravoure Honneur Fidelite.
Further Information on item 51161 Towards the end of the war and as German casualties mounted, it became clear to officials in the Nazi government that Landsers in the field needed all the inspiration they could get to go on fighting. Using a similar strategy to that found in the SS booklet Sieg der Waffen - Sieg des Kindes (Victory of Weapons - Victory of the Children),
Kriegsmarine Blockade Runner Badge by Schwerin Measuring 46 (h) x 46 (w) mm. Weight 23.7 g. Maker Schwerin. Marked FEC OTTO PLACZEK BERLIN AUSF.SCHWERIN BERLIN.
Luftwaffe 1K Incendiary Bomb - Dated 1937 Great example of a standard 1 Kg Luftwaffe Incendiary Bomb. As well as the date 1937 there are various marks as Luftwaffe acceptance stamps. As well as the body, the tail fin is undamaged but now holding screws, also "worst raid" has been neatly scratched on one fin. *** UK shipping only ***
Luftwaffe Fallschirmjager Badge by G.H.Osang Measuring 50 (h) x 37 (w) mm. Weight 33.9 g. Marked G.H.Osang on back.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Air to Ground Bronze Cased
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Bomber Gold Measuring 25 (h) x 76 (w) mm. Weight 16.4 g. No makers marks.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Glider Gold & Mission Hanger Measuring 25 (h) x 76 (w) mm. Weight 22.1 g. No makers mark.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Night Fighter Gold Measuring 25 (h) x 76 (w) mm. Weight 16 g. No maker marks
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Night Fighter Gold & Mission Hanger Measuring 24 (h) x 72 (w) mm. Weight 21.1 g inc. hanger. No makers mark.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Reconnaissance Bronze Measuring 24 (h) 76 (w) mm. Weight 14.5 g. No makers mark
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Reconnaissance Silver A nice example of a silver Luftwaffe Reconnaissance / Air Sea Rescue / Meteorologist. The silver grade was awarded for sixty operational flights. The darker centre piece depicts an eagle's head with a wide open eye facing left. The wreath and oak-leaves retain nearly all of the silver wash.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Transport / Glider - Silver Nice example of the Luftwaffe Operation Flying Clasp for Transport & Glider Squadrons in silver. Awarded for the completion of 60 missions. This is a non maker marked clasp.
Luftwaffe Flying Goggles
Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge Measuring 58 (h) x 41 (w) mm. Weight 32.2 g.
Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge Measuring 54 (h) x 42 (w) mm. Weight 37 g, No makers marks.
Luftwaffe Observer Badge by Assman Measuring 51 (h) x 50 (w) mm. Weight 34.7 g. Marked with Assman logo on back.
Luftwaffe Observer Badge by OSG Measuring 52 x 51 mm weight 41.7 g
Luftwaffe Observer Badge Cased
Luftwaffe Pilot Badge by Junker Cased
Luftwaffe Pilot Badge by Junker Cased
Luftwaffe Pilot Observer Badge by GWL Measuring 50 (h) x 60 (w) mm. Weight 40.3 g
Luftwaffe Pilot Observer Badge Cased
Luftwaffe Pilots Badge by Junker Measuring 49 (h) x 64 (w) mm. Weight 36.7 g. Marked G.E. JUNKER BERLIN S.W.
Luftwaffe Pilots Compass AK39 FL23235
Luftwaffe Pilots Compass AK39 Model
Luftwaffe Retired Pilot 900 Measuring 53 (h) x 42 (w) mm. Weight 32.5 g. Marked 900 on back.
Luftwaffe Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Badge by B&NL Nicely detailed Luftwaffe combined wireless operator / air gunner badge, maker marked B&NL (Berg & Knolt). This was awarded after training and having two months service in a non operation squadron or on participation of five operational flights.
Mein Kampf - 1935 German - Standard Edition This is a standard standard edition of Adolf Hitlers 'Mein Kampf' (My Struggle or My Fight) dated 1935. The covers are blue with gold gilding which remains nice and bright. This is Adolf Hitlers autobiographical manifesto. The work describes the process by which Hitler became antisemitic and outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany.
Mein Kampf - 1941 German - Wedding Edition Nice example of Adolph Hitlers 'Mein Kampf' German wedding edition dated 1941.
More Photos fo C Type Flying Helmet Above
More Photos for Early B-Type Flying Helmet Above
Portrait Card SS Soldier With Hat Postcard sized portrait photo of SS soldier with peak cap.
Portrait Card SS Soldier With Wound & Infantry Assault Badge Postcard sized portrait of SS solider with infantry assault badge and wound badge.
Post War Parachute Wings Qualification Patch This is a post war Parachute qualification wing circa 1980's.
Post WW2 MK II Helmet
Post WW2 Polish Air Force Hat Badge
RAF Headphones AM 10A/12401 - Replica
Ships Lifeboat Matches with Original Box A complete example of these Ships Lifeboat matches with original box. These windproof matches are house in a ribbed bakelite container, which retains its round piece of tinder and cardboard spacer stamped 0602. The open flap of the box is stamped 1941.
South Atlantic Medal - Welsh Guards - Sir Galahad A mounted South Atlantic Medal with rosette awarded to 24513943 Guardsman J A Hughes of the Welsh Guards. J A Hughes was purported to have been on the RFA Sir Galahad when it was bombed on the 8th June 1982 off Port Pleasant, Falklands. The attack by three Argentinian Skyhawks resulted in 48 deaths and many more badly burnt and wounded.
Star B Pistol Holster Leather Holster A Third Reich German Nazi or later Star B Leather Holster. This is a lovely hard shell leather holster with a beautiful patina. This holster is in perfect condition with pull tag undamaged. The numbers 153 stamped on the back refers to the German ordering code.
Third Reich 1939 Bar to 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class (Prinzen) A nice highly detailed example of this second class bar with all four prongs in place. With the reconstitution of the Iron Cross in 1939, this bar was worn on the black & white ribbon.
Third Reich 1939 Clasp to Iron Cross 1st Class Measuring 30 (h) x 46 (w) mm. Weight 10.4 g. No makers marks
Third Reich 1939 Clasp to Iron Cross 1st Class by L/22 Measuring 30 (h) x 45 (w) mm. Weight 11.9 g. Marked L/22 on back for Rudolf Souval, Wien.
Third Reich 1939 Clasp to Iron Cross 1st Class Cased
Third Reich Falschirmjager Gravity Knife 2nd Patt Nice example of a second pattern - take down type. Falschirmjager gravity knife. Spike marked with R.B.N.R. number. Release catch marked 974. The blade looks to have been 'field' sharpened & and cleaned with abrasive material erasing any original makers mark. Weight 284 g.
Third Reich Falschirmjager Gravity Knife 2nd Patt Nice example of a second pattern (take down type) Falschirmjager gravity knife. Blade marked with makers logo for Solingen (squirrel). Weight 274 g.
Third Reich General Assault Badge - Silver A great example of a Silver General Assault Badge. Nice solid construction. Measuring 52 (h) x 40 (w) mm. Weight 28.8 g. No makers mark.
Third Reich General Assault Badge by Frank Reif Measuring 52 (h) 42 (w) mm. Weight 29.2 g. Marked Frank Reif Stuttgart.
Third Reich Glider Pilot Badge by BSW Measuring 55 (h) x 50 (w) mm. Weight 24 g. Marked BSW within clover leaf on back.
Third Reich Heer Cloth Cap Badge
Third Reich Identification Document
Third Reich Infantry Assault - Bronze by GWL Measuring 63 (h) x 48 (w) mm. Weight 32.4 g. Marked GWL on back.
Third Reich Infantry Assault - Bronze by JFS Measuring 60 (h) x 46 (w) mm. Weight 38.3 g. Marked JFS on back.
Third Reich Iron Cross Case - LDO ?
Third Reich Kuban Shield
Third Reich Legion of French Volunteers Sleeve Badge This badge is in great condition constructed of brass/copper alloy with enamel filled lettering and is hard to come by. The LVF was a collaborationist militia of Vichy France prior to the establishment of the SS Charlemagne Division in September 1944. Made up primarily of right wing & French prisoners of war. The badge was worn on the sleeve of the French army style khaki whilst in France. (Posters for illustration purposes only)
Third Reich Mothers Cross Bronze Early Issue First example of the Cross of Honour of the German Mother. A limited number of these were enscribed with "Das Kind adelt die Mutter" Adolf Hitler. Weight 13.9 g.
Third Reich NSDAP Flag 57 x 46 CM - double sided.
Third Reich Panzer Assault - Bronze Measuring 59 (h) x 40 (w) mm. Weight 29.7 g. Makers mark but unable to make out.
Third Reich Panzer Assault - Bronze by Frank Reif Measuring 60 (h) x 41 (w) mm. Weight 35 g. Marked Frank Reif Stuttgart on back.
Third Reich Panzer Assault - Silver by Frank & Reif Measuring 59 (h) x 40 (w) mm. Weight 41.4 g. Marked Frank & Reif on back.
Third Reich Panzer M-43 Cloth Cap Badge One-piece SS-Panzer eagle and skull M-43 cap machine embroidered BeVo weave in silvery-grey thread on black rayon backing. The latter crudely sewn to a piece of thick wool backing.
Third Reich Paratrooper Badge by Junker Measuring 53 (h) x 39 (w) mm. Weight 28.4 g. Marked C.E. JUNKER BERLIN S W
Third Reich SS 8 Year Long Service Medal Cased
Third Reich SS Arm Band With Tag
Third Reich SS Skull & Eagle Cap Badges - Marked Eagle marked M1/17 & Skull 499/41. Both stamped with 800 (silver mark)
Third Reich SS Unterscharfuhrer Camouflage Rank Insignia SS camouflage uniform rank arm insignia, printed on green, for SS Unterscharfuhrer (Snr Corporal)
Third Reich SS/Heer Epaulette
USA M4 Bayonet & Scabbard This is an Italian made version of the USA M4 bayonet, scabbard and webbing loop. The dark brown grooved bakelite handle is in great condition as is the parkerised steel blade. The the locking mechanism is fully functional. The back of the webbing has, what appears to be, the original owners serial number written in pen. ** UK & Over 18's sales only - ID required **
WW1 Canadian 1910 Pattern Bayonet Mk II Marked Ross Rifle Company Quebec Patented 1907. This bayonet is not too bad a shape overall, with the blade retaining its profile i.e. it has not been over sharpened. Selling as semi-relic as the the locking bolt is missing from the back of the press stud. Priced to reflect this and lack of scabbard. Proof of age required - sorry only shipping within UK
WW1 German Cabinet Card Photo Photo of handsome German couple, soldier and his wife, presumably recently married as both are keen to show their wedding rings, all be it discreetly. As per usual of this period the photograph is mounted on stiff card with the name of the photo studio.
WW1 Home Front - On War Service 1914 Badge
WW1 Inter-Allied French Victory Medal French commemorative medal established on 20 July 1922. It was the French version of a common allied campaign medal where each allied nation issued a Victory Medal to their own nationals.
WW1 Portrait of Young Solder & Wife Photo of German soldier and his wife, presumably recently married as both are keen to show their wedding rings, all be it discreetly. As per usual of period the photograph is mounted on stiff card with the name of the photo studio.
WW1 Princess Mary - Pencil & Card Retainer The ‘Sailors & Soldiers Christmas Fund’ was created by Princess Mary, the 17 year old daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, with the purpose of providing everyone wearing the King’s uniform and serving overseas on Christmas Day 1914 with a ‘gift from the nation’. I have owned a few of these pencils with original 'retaining card'.
WW1 Princess Mary Gift Card Dated 1915 A Christmas card from Princess Mary dated 1915 that formed part of the Princess Mary Gift Fund Box.
WW1 Princess Mary Tin with Contents A good example of the Princess Mary Tin with contents including; 1914 dated Christmas card & envelope, Unopened packet of tobacco and opened packet of cigarettes, with seventeen monogramed cigarettes remaining. There appears to be someone name written in pencil on the yell tobacco lable. The tin is in original condition, perfectly working lid with no dents or cracks.
WW1 USA 1917 Pattern Remington Bayonet Being sold as a 'semi relic' a 1917 pattern Remington bayonet, no scabbard. The blade retains a good profile with some degree of pitting. The remains of the Remington logo and stamping are partly visible on both sides of the ricasso. Bayonet catch does not depress. The wooden handle grips show signs weathering. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW2 - British Military issued Water Purification Tablets This is a complete unused tin of purification tablets used to treat and purify water for drinking. Would form part of RAF survival kit but also issued to the British Army.
WW2 - Docklands Shrapnel Souvenir
WW2 - MK II Helmet - Free French Was messanger
WW2 - Prince Albert Tobacco Tin Fairly hard to find in the UK an empty tin of Prince Albert pipe and cigarette tobacco tin. Manufactured by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Winston - Salem N. C, USA. The tin shows some surface rust in places and I have not attempted to force the lid open. Ideal for USA reenact or or display.
WW2 - RAF Cotton Parachute - Drogue This is a small eight sectioned cotton parachute, measuring approximately 32" in diameter. It has several ink stamps including the Air Ministry crown. This is possibly a 'drogue chute' for deploying a main canopy or possibly a small supply drop chute.
WW2 101 Airborne Screaming Eagle Patch This is a heavily embroidered and elaborately made 'Screaming Eagle Patch' - perceived to be theatre made, shows signs of wear having been removed from it original uniform. During World War II, the 101 was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord (the D-Day landings and airborne landings on 6 June 1944, in Normandy, France), Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and its action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium.
WW2 1938 No.4 Respirator & 1939 MkI Haversack A good early example of a 1938 dated No.4 general service respirator complete with 1939 dated MkI haversack. The respirator is in good condition for age and comes with a 1939 dated No.4 canister. The MkI haversack is maker marked and dated 1939 being manufactured and of rubber impregnated canvas. Also comes with original contents which have deteriorate over time.
WW2 1939 Letter From France - BEF
WW2 1939-1945 Star
WW2 1st Belgian SAS Shoulder Title
WW2 2 Medical Commando Shoulder Titles
WW2 3 x BEF Censored Envelopes - May 1940 France WW2 Three BEF Censored Evelopes - May 1940 Three 'field post' envelopes passed by the same censor No. 1528. All posted to a Mrs L. Williams, Cheshire, England. These would presumably have been posted from France during the retreat to Dunkirk as post dates are: 18-Apr, 28-Apr, 14-May 1940.
WW2 3 x French Liberation - Victory Tin Pennants Three French liberation bicycle / vehicle flag pennants. USA, Britain & France with French Cross of Lorraine. Constructed from tin and litho printed, each flag measures approx 70mm x 90mm excluding the fixing wire. I have seen these flags for sale before but never a set of three. These flags were used by the civilian population to celebrate and welcome their liberators.
WW2 3 x Official Photographs 11th Hussars - Tobruk Three 24 x 18 cm British Official photographs issued Feb 17, 1943 - showing first Troops (Major J. Lawson) to enter Tobruk, Benghazi and Tripoli on Jan 22, 1943. Rescued from scrap book, photos are creased down the middle and have had the typed annotations re-applied.
WW2 30 Commando Combined Operations This unit was formed in September 1942, known as the Special Engineering Unit and became the 30th Assault Unit in 1943.
WW2 4 x Luftpost (airmail) Propaganda 1941 Propaganda played a huge part during the WW2 with propaganda leaflets being dropped by both sides upon civilians as well as military personal. Here are four examples of leaflets dropped on German cities by the RAF, dated 09-Jul-41, 26-Aug-41, 07-Oct-41, 14-Oct-41 - these make interesting reading once translated.
WW2 4 x Propaganda Leaflets
WW2 5 Corps Orchestral Concert - Klagenfurt An original concert program of the Klagenfurt Symphony Orchestra directed under the supervision of the British 5 Corps. Soldiers bring back souvenir. 5 Corps where the allied occupation troops in Austria up until 1955.
WW2 64th Anti-Tank Regiment Patch
WW2 Active Service Letter - Malta 1941 This has been opened & passed by Censor No. 107. The letter consists of two pages sent to a Miss Gwen Bernett, Cheshire, England from H. Whitlow 15 Platoon, 1st Cheshire's stationed in Malta. Dated 27-11-41.
WW2 Admiralty Phone MK XVAP13231 A TELE MFG CO LONDON
WW2 Africa Star
WW2 Africa Star
WW2 AFS Decals
WW2 Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Haversack & Contents A large canvass haversack 12 x 12 x 6" with brass fittings marked ARP. The inside is divided into three compartments and is maker marked and dated 1943. Original contents include 1x Shell Dressing dated 1938 2 x Medium First Aid Dressings dated 1939 1 x Mine Dressing, 1 x small bottle Tincture of Iodine BP 1 x tube of Tannic Acid Jelly in box.
WW2 Airborne Dress Badge - Embroidered
WW2 Arctic Star
WW2 Army Book 155 - Message Form C2128
WW2 ARP Poole Warden Pass An ARP Air Raid Wardens identity certification card, issues to a J.C. Jones of Poole. The card was issues on the 11th of September 1940 as part of the Joint Scheme for Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch districts. Poole harbour providing moorings to both Fleet Air Arm Sunderland Flying Boats (HMS Daedalus II) and RAF 'fast launches' (RAF Hamworthy). Due to the latter Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch were targeted several times during WW2.
WW2 Atlantic Star
WW2 Bakelite Wall Telephone
WW2 Battledress Blouse 1940 Pattern Battledress Blouse 1940 Pattern. Size No. 10. Height 5.9-5.10". Breast 36-37" Waist 31-32" Made by Clarence Clothing Co. Ltd Belfast 1944. Insignia present; pair of commando titles, combined operations patch & Polish shoulder titles. Officers epaulette in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Arm brasard & whistle chain. 185th Infantry Brigade ?
WW2 Belgain Army in Exile Cap Badge British version of the Belgium troops army in exile 'rampant lion' brass cap badge with two lugs. The head and tongue of the lion has some oxidisation but I have not attempted to clean it, i will leave that to the prospective buyer.
WW2 British Airborne Jump Smock 1942 Pat Worn over the Dennison Jacket & equipment in order to reduce the possibility of fouling the parachute's lines during a jump. Jackets Parachutist 1942 Pattern dated Nov 1943. This is a larger size (5) Height 5-11" to 6', Breast 38-43". The outside back has the number 304 stencilled. You would have trouble finding one in better condition, no rips or tears, fully working zipper, complete with all its brass Newey poppers that all function perfectly.
WW2 British Airborne or RAF Escape Vest 2nd Pat These vests were used for multiple purposes, primarily to preserve heat, forming part of a layered clothing system. It was designed to be worn against the skin with other clothing on top - the warmth created by the body remained trapped in the 'baffles'. It was also issued to some aircrews as an escape aid as the vest could be unravelled and plaited to from a strong rope. One side of the vest is a little dirty - but I would not recommend washing it as it would lose its integrity.
WW2 British Army Signal Flag - Lewis Falk Ltd A rare original linen multi construction square British Army signal flag, as used with the 'single' flag signalling method. Consists of a white background with a blue horizontal stripe (Fess). The halyard has two cotton loops and one leather loop and is marked Lewis Falk Ltd 1940 MK II. Size approx 23 x 23". "There were two sizes of flag used by the army, the larger for greater distances or during lower visibility approx 3 ft square and a smaller 2 ft square flag. For each size they were available in two colours - white with a blue horizontal stripe, for use against a dark background, dark blue, for use against a light background".
WW2 British Army Water Canteen British Mk VI water bottle and earlier type 'skeleton' carrier.
WW2 British B.S.A Motorcycle Tool Kit Items This is a ROMAC Tyre & Tube Repair Outfit tin together with two motorcycle cargo securing webbing straps. The straps both have leather tabs and have multiple stamps with one dated 1942. These would have formed part of the B.S.A WDM20 Toolkit that would have been carried by WW2 British Army Dispatch Riders.
WW2 British Bakelite Shaving Set
WW2 British Bren Spare Parts Tin & Contents This tin is in great condition and stamped Francis & Sons Ltd, London 1943. The tin formed part of the Bren spare parts & cleaning kit. This tin comes with 3 x 'pull through's' and an oiler bottle marked DCP on the top.
WW2 British Emergency Ration Tin - Unopened Emergency Ration Tin . This consists of a small tin box about the size of a 2-oz. tobacco tin, and contains a solid mixture of a chocolate type of food, concentrated to give the maximum amount of food value for weight carried. It is intended only to be used in EMERGENCY when all other sources of supply fail. It is issued on the scale of ONE to every officer and man and MUST NOT BE EATEN EXCEPT ON THE ORDERS OF AN OFFICER. It can be either chewed in small pieces or ground up and mixed with hot water to make a sustaining drink.
WW2 British Field Service Cap - 1941
WW2 British Helmet Camouflage Net
WW2 British Helmet Camouflage Net
WW2 British Issued Jack Knife This is a rather 'salty' British issued jack knife that has been subject to the elements. Despite the latter the springs work perfectly and the business ends remain sharp. Priced as semi-relic.
WW2 British Machete & Leather Sheath - Sheffield
WW2 British Military Map - Wormhout Massacre This map which includes the small helmet of Wormhout is synonymous with a now well known German atrocity that happened during the BEF retreat to Dunkirk. On the 28th May 1940 members of the Waffen-SS from the 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler carried out the massacre of eighty British & French POW's during the Battle of France. This map is an official British War Office1937, Fourth Edition dated 1943.
WW2 British MK 2 Cased Field Telephone
WW2 British No.10 Delay Switch (Timing Pencil) WW2 British No.10 Delay Switch (Timing Pencil)
WW2 British Pat 25 RAF Ammo Pouch
WW2 British Pat 37 Ammo Pouch
WW2 British Pat 37 Ammo Pouch - White
WW2 British Pat 37 Ammo Pouch - White
WW2 British Pat 37 Map Case - Extended With strap
WW2 British Pat 37 Officers Valise - 1943 CP. Ltd 1943
WW2 British Pat 37 Shell Dressing Haversack - 1942 Stamped M.E.C.o 1942, A simple design with a pair of wether flaps and a box type top flap to protect the shell dressings from the elements. The lid itself is secured with two web straps and a pair of brass buckles. Although the main body of the bag is made of woven cotton webbing, the carry strap is of a lighter weave, sewn to the rear of the haversack. The designation “Shell Dressings” is stencilled on the front.
WW2 British Pat 37 Shell Dressing Haversack - 1942 NCO Shell Dressing M & Co 1942
WW2 British Pat 37 Shell Dressing Haversack - 1955 MECO 1955
WW2 British Pat 37 Signals Satchel A WW2 Satchel Signals. These were carried along side the wireless sets and contained the head set, and other auxiliary communication equipment. I am unable to make out the date a maker stamp - the bag is very grubby - been there seen it done ! Ideal for the reenactor that wants that battle worn look.
WW2 British Pat 37 Small Pack - 1943 Mathenson Bros Stockport 1943
WW2 British Phantom Patch Nice example of an embroidered GHQ Liaison Regiment (Phantom Force) shoulder patch. Being a special reconnaissance unit setup in 1939 and then absorbed along with the Reconnaissance Corps into the Royal Armoured Corps in January 1944 in preparation for the Normandy landings. Disbanded in 1945.
WW2 British RAC Holster & Belt Case, pistol, web Royal Armoured Corp (RAC) Mk II. This was a was a cut down version of the previous Royal Tank Corps (RTC) longer drop leg version. The RAC version was adapted as the longer version had a habit of snagging on obstacles within the turret.
WW2 British Raiding Support Regiment Beret Patch Formed in 1943, the regiment was made of men from the SBS, LRDG as well as members of the Greek Sacred Squadron. Its roll was to support raiding forces and bring heavy weapons to partisan groups. Heavily machined embroidered / stitched, this patch is in great condition with minimal signs of wear.
WW2 British Red Cross Society Medal - L.C.Stroud A really nice looking medal, complete with ribbon and bars. The medal and bars are beautifully enamelled and each bar is dated 1934, 1937, 1938, 1939 - Proficiency in First Aid. The rear of the medal is engraved with the recipients name and service number; 16104 L.C.Stroud. The medal comes with an unused official Red Cross Society Christmas & New Year Greeting card dated 1939 with message from the Queen.
WW2 British Syringe Set
WW2 Burma Star
WW2 Burma Star - Embroidered Blazer Badge
WW2 Canadian Battledress Blouse 1944 Canadian Serge Battledress Blouse. Size 9. Height 6'-7 " to 6'-8". Breast 39-40". Made by Workman Uniform Co. Ltd Montreal 1944. Comes with Queens shoulder titles and epaulette insignia in the rank of Lieutenant.
WW2 Casualty Clearing Post (CCP) Haversack & Contents A large canvass haversack 12 x 12 x 6" with brass fittings marked CCP. The inside is divided into three compartments and is faintly maker marked and dated 1941. Original contents include 1x Shell Dressing dated 1938 6 x HM Government Medium Mines Dressings 1 x Compressed Triangular Bandage, 2 x small bandages and 1 x Tourniquet.
WW2 Cholm Shield - Trench Art Dish An octagonal metal dish, originally part of a German Officers place setting, modified and mounted with a Cholm 1942 Shield. Between 21-Jan and 5-May 1942 the Cholm fortress (less than one mile square) was encircled and defended by 5,500 men form miscellaneous formations. I purchased this in 1991 off of an old man selling all sorts of 'brick-a-brac' in a sub-way in Moscow, my first business trip to Russia.
WW2 Civil Defence Patches - Bournemouth Dorset An uncommon pair of Civil Defence breast and shoulder patch for Bournemouth, Dorset UK. These have clearly been removed from their original uniform. On 23-May-1943 Bournemouth suffered its worst attack of the war. RAF Bournemouth No 3 Reception Centre for Dominion aircrew. The Metropole Hotel was full of Canadian airmen and the Central Hotel housed Australian airmen. In just over one minute 26 Focke-Wulf 190's wreaked havoc in revenge of the Dambuster Raid the week before. Over 131 people were killed, many of those were airmen billeted in the two hotels mentioned above.
WW2 Clandestine Bolt - Strychnine
WW2 Combined Operations Patches - Embroidered pair V.Commando shoulder titles - Printed Commando dagger shoulder badge - Embroidered combined operations badge
WW2 Commando Patches VI Commando Pair 2nd Medical Commando No 8 Commando 4 Commando Commando SBS 3 X Dagger Badges
WW2 Commando Shoulder Patches No 7 & No 8
WW2 Dated Wooden RAF Clothes Hanger - 1939
WW2 Defence Medal
WW2 Dip Pens x 3
WW2 Enamel Sign - Polish Warning Landscape
WW2 Enamel Sign - Polish Warning Portrait
WW2 Era Beech-Nut Peppermint Chewing Gum Tin This is a rare tin even amongst the vintage litho collectors community. A 1930-40s Beech-Nut Peppermint Flavour Chewing Gum Tin that would have contained numerous individual chewing gum packets. A favourite with the GIs billeted in Britain during WW2. The tin measures approx 13 x 12 x 9 cm.
WW2 Era USA Lucky Strike Cigarette Tin – Square An early example of an empty litho printed 8oz Lucky Strike Tobacco Tin, produced by R.A. Patterson Tobacco Co. Richmond, Virginia. Factory No 60 2nd District. The tin measures approx. 11 x 8 x 6 cm. Becoming harder to find in the UK.
WW2 FFI Collaborators Coffin
WW2 FFI Converted German Buckle
WW2 France Germany Star
WW2 Free French Parachutists Wing A good example of an embroidered Free French Parachutist Wing, depicting a parachute with wings and a shield with the Cross of Lorraine. The badge has been worn showing signs of removal from its original uniform.
WW2 Free French \'Forces Navales Francaise Libres\' A good original post 1940 ww2 period English made Free French Navy badge – small diamond shaped gilded bras enamel badge bearing the cross of Lorraine and France Llibre. The revers impressed with Regd no 83830 a registered design and patent date for 1939.
WW2 French Adrian Helmet - FFI Medic
WW2 French Croix Du Gerre - 1939-1945
WW2 French FFI Badge
WW2 French FFI Badge
WW2 French FFI Badge A.V.F
WW2 French FFI Patches A good example of two Free French Commando patches worn on the sleeve - France at the top, followed by Commando (not available) and finally the Cross of Lorraine. Both patches a embroidered and in good condition. No. 10 Commando was formed in 1940 but could not raise enough volunteers. It was reformed in January 1942 as No. 10 (Interallied) Commando with the French forming No. 1 Troop.
WW2 French Liberation Bapaume 1st Sep 1944 Carte Postale - Liberation de BAPAUME 1st September 1944 - Captured German soldier being paraded for the civilian population by Free French / French Resistance Fighters .
WW2 French Medical Scissors
WW2 French Medical Supplies
WW2 French Newspapers - London FFI
WW2 French Open Weave Jute Sacks x 2
WW2 French Razor Blade Packets x 4
WW2 French Troops in America Patch A standard woven patch worn by French troops in America. This one has 4 'Depose' eyelets so that it could be easily removed when required.
WW2 Gas Ointment Tin - Full Contents You would be hard pushed to find a better example. These gas ointment kits were typically issued as part of the standard gas mask equipment which also included anti-dimming kit and replacement eye shields.
WW2 General Knowledge for Home Guards Published November 1941 by Williams, Lea & Co Ltd. Consists of 78 pages of general knowledge, questions as well as an answer section.
WW2 German Africa Corp Jacket Reenactment
WW2 German Africa Corp Photo
WW2 German Ammo Box - Desert Camo
WW2 German Ammo Box - Olive
WW2 German Escape Compass In perfect working order, an early WW2 Luftwaffe miniature escape compass. This is a German issued compass as illustrated on page 124 of Phil From's reference book 'Evasion and Escape Devices'. The compass is very similar to the early British double sided type, but has the correct compass bearings in German.N,NO,O,SO,S,SW,W,NW
WW2 German Gluhzunder Demolition Fuses
WW2 German High Seas Fleet Award - Shwerin A good example of the High Seas Fleet War Badge by maker Schwerin. Good heavy solid construction, later war example slightly convex with tapered pin. Some surface rubbing to guilt. In my opinion one of the better-looking Kriegsmarine badges. This badge was awarded to crews of battleships and cruisers who served for more than twelve weeks active service at sea.
WW2 German Mess Tin - 1939 Base marked ESB 39 - Lid marked HWSD 41
WW2 German Reich Maintenance Manual 1943 WW II-Lehrbuch für Kraftfahrer-Führerscheinprüfung-Edition 1943 German Maintanance Manual.
WW2 German Stick Grenade Box Inf. Ers. Btl 322. Bromberg. A German stick grenade case Maker G.S. 1940 German stick grenade carrier box with internal storage rack. Case retains its factory applied stenciling to include count, contents, along with maker and date of production. Exterior of the case retains over 85% of its factory applied green paint. Wooden handle is present and fully functional closing system operates. On the top left some small area of battle damage holes can be seen. The bottom is void of any active rust and has one small hole from prolonged storage. Internal storage rack is present and in very good condition. Most of these examples are typically ground-found and due to the cheaper quality metal used in production these tend to rust quicker. This particular rack retains is factory paint along with its maker marked and Waffenampt. Overall condition of the rack is in very good shape and can still be used. A harder to find set in very good condition and scarce accessory.
WW2 German Tank Destruction Badge & Packet This award was authorised on 9th March 1942 and was awarded for 'single-handed' destruction of a tank or armoured vehicle. One silver emblem was awarded for each tank and worn on the right upper arm.
WW2 German Teler Mine
WW2 German Tunic Field Bandage 1939
WW2 Glider Patches 2 x Kings Own Border 2 x Border 2 x South Stafford
WW2 GQ Parachute Badge - Irvin Parachute Seal This badge was worn in the early days by members of the Polish army who were trained in preparation to be dropped within occupied Poland. The troops were trained at Ringway and the early graduates, both from the British Army as well as the Polish army adopted this GQ badge (Irvin Parachute Seal). Its 'unofficial' use stopped with the introduction of the parachute badge. However, troops who already received this badge continued to were it. Ref: Page 103 Piotr Witkowski - Operation Market Garden Paratroopers Vol. 1.
WW2 Greman Reenactment SS Jacket
WW2 Helma German Military Watch
WW2 Helmet - ARP Bournemouth Gas & Water
WW2 Helmet - Spare Nut & Bolts
WW2 Home Front - 1939 Anti-Gas Protection of Babies
WW2 Home Front - 1940 Air Raid Warden ID - Poole
WW2 Home Front - AEC Badge
WW2 Home Front - ARP Helmet Torch - Lamp & Parts
WW2 Home Front - ARP Practical Guide (Copy)
WW2 Home Front - ARP Rattle
WW2 Home Front - ARP Rattle St Albans
WW2 Home Front - ARP Whistle The ARP whistle was standard issue to air raid wardens prior and during WW2. The whistle is constructed of nickel-plated brass and engraved with “A.R.P.” and manufacturing details for J. Hudson and Co.
WW2 Home Front - ARP Wills Badge
WW2 Home Front - Auxiliary Fire Service Badge
WW2 Home Front - Avro Pin
WW2 Home Front - Casualty Tags
WW2 Home Front - Ephemera Fire Guard - Romford Sidney Smith - Fire Guard Officer - Fire Guard Department Romford Nov-1943 - Fire Guard Department
WW2 Home Front - Full Set Wills ARP Cigarette Cards
WW2 Home Front - Gas Company Shoulder Titles
WW2 Home Front - ICI Brass Alarm Bell Brass Bell
WW2 Home Front - ICI First Aid Badge
WW2 Home Front - Matching Pair of Warden\'s Shoulder Titles Pair Matching pair of used Warden shoulder titles. The titles are embroidered with a gold/mustard colour thread on a black wool background. There is a patch of mothing to each.
WW2 Home Front - Pair Home Guard Shoulder Titles A good pair of British Home Guard cloth shoulder patches. These have clearly been removed from their original uniform. One still retains its brown paper backing.
WW2 Home Front - Rest Centre Badge
WW2 Home Front - Silver ARP Badge 1939 This is a solid silver ladies ARP broach type badge. The badge measures approximately 39 x 26 mm, weighs 9 grams and is hallmarked for London 1939 (D) These badges were issued to the following services; first aid, medical, rescue, demolition as well as air raid wardens, decontamination and gas detection officers.
WW2 Home Front - Southern Railway Badge
WW2 Home Front - Spitfire Fund Raising Badge
WW2 Home Front - Wills ARP Album
WW2 Italy Star
WW2 London Docks Shrapnel
WW2 Lot of Commando Patches Lovat Scouts 1 x V Comando First Commando Brigade 5 A/T RCA Royal Marines etc
WW2 Luftwaffe Cased Pilots Badge By Juncker A beautifully detailed example of a cased Luftwaffe Pilots Badge as would be expected by desirable maker Juncker, marked C.E.JUNCKER BERLIN SW68. Introduced by Goering on 26-Mar-36 and was awarded to pilots on successful completion of flying training.
WW2 Luftwaffe Death Card - Lieutenant Hugo Huber. A card dedicated to Hugo Huber of the Luftwaffe, killed in aerial combat on 7th May 1944. These cards were issued to family and friends as part of the German tradition
WW2 Luftwaffe Fieldmutz M43 EM Field Cap A wonderful example of a single button M43 EM field cap. The cap is in outstanding condition being constructed of grey/blue wool with a cotton lining. It has a factory applied machine stitched heavily embroidered Luftwaffe eagle and cockade. The button is marked with the Assmann logo and marked Extra Fein 17mm. There are no longer any ink marks on the lining but it measures approximately 53cm in circumference.
WW2 Luftwaffe Flak Badge A great example of a Luftwaffe Flake Badge with fine detail. although no makers marks, from its construction and fixings it has all the hallmarks of being attributed to maker Frank Reif or Gustav Bremer. This badge was awarded on a points basis, 20 being the requisite. Example, two points awarded to gun crew for destroying an aircraft in operation with other gun crews or four points to a crew single handily destroying aircraft.
WW2 Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Bomber Silver A nice example of the Luftwaffe bomber clasp or spang in silver. This was awarded to heavy, medium or dive bomber crews who completed sixty operational flights. This is a detailed but non-maker marked badge.
WW2 Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Day Fighter – Silver Nicely detailed Luftwaffe Day Fighter Clasp in silver, . This clasp was awarded to pilots who successfully carried out 60 operational flights. The badge depicts a winged arrow pointing upwards. The badge is in great condition and retains the majority of its silver wash.
WW2 Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Reconnaisance Clasp Silver Luftwaffe silver reconnaissance, air sea rescue & meteorological clasp. (Frontfugspange fur Aufklarer) Awarded for 60 missions. Measuring 25 (h) x 75 (w) mm. Weight 17.4 g. Non maker marked.
WW2 Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Short Range Day Fighter – Silver Nicely detailed Luftwaffe Day Fighter Spang or Clasp in silver, none maker marked. This clasp was awarded to pilots who successfully carried out 60 operational flights.
WW2 Luftwaffe Pilots Compass AK39 FL23235-1 WW2 Luftwaffe AK39 FL23235-1 wrist compass. These were made by the Czechoslovakian company Kadlec. The compass is in working order, however the fastening buckle has been ripped from the leather strap - hence the price.
WW2 Luftwaffe Trade Badge - NCO Ordnance Tech Machine embroidered Luftwaffe NCO Ordnance Technician patch with silver/grey bullion piped edging.
WW2 Luftwaffe Transport & Glider Squadron Clasp - Silver A good example of the Luftwaffe Transport & Glider Squadron Clasp (Frontflugspange fur Transportflieger) This was awarded for 60 missions. No makers mark.
WW2 MAP - Poperinghe (Wormhout)
WW2 MK II Helmet - ARP Hoffmanns
WW2 MK II Helmet - ARP Wills
WW2 MK II Helmet - Auxiliary Fire Service H007
WW2 MK II Helmet - BEF Scrim Cover
WW2 MK II Helmet - BEF Unfinished
WW2 MK II Helmet - Black Civil Defence
WW2 MK II Helmet - Brackley Black - turn to BEF
WW2 MK II Helmet - Control Essex
WW2 MK II Helmet - Controller
WW2 MK II Helmet - Electrician
WW2 MK II Helmet - First Aid Party White helmet
WW2 MK II Helmet - First Aid Party Black Helmet
WW2 MK II Helmet - Gas Inspection Service
WW2 MK II Helmet - K
WW2 MK II Helmet - Medical Corp
WW2 MK II Helmet - Police Black
WW2 MK II Helmet - Police Officer
WW2 MK II Helmet - Polish Division
WW2 MK II Helmet - Queens Regiment
WW2 MK II Helmet - Reconnaissance Corp
WW2 MK II Helmet - Rescue
WW2 MK II Helmet - Royal Artillery Cheshire
WW2 MK II Helmet - Royal Artillery Malta
WW2 MK II Helmet - Royal Engineers
WW2 MK II Helmet - Rushton Honrsby
WW2 MK II Helmet - Scottish Highland Division
WW2 MK II Helmet - Sniper Shot
WW2 MK II Helmet - Welch Regiment
WW2 MK II Helmet - Welsh 53rd Division
WW2 Mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment Badges Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) were made up of British Red Cross & St Johns Ambulance members. They provided trained people to act as reserves to the medical services of the armed forces, both home and abroad. These badges have been removed from their uniforms / armbands.
WW2 Nazi Allgemeine-SS Officers Standarte 8 Cuff Title Allgemeine-SS Officers Standarte 8 hand-embroidered '8' on black band with silver-aluminium seven strand edging, removed from uniform. The 8 is a little duller than the edging being more prominent and subject to wear. Measuring 49 cm in length with part of the makers label still in applied.
WW2 Nederland Patch - Dutch Army in Exile Patch as worn by the Dutch Free Forces whilst in exile.
WW2 No 50/51/52 Middle East Commando Beret Badge – Official A rare example of the 50th / 51st & 52nd Commando brass cap badge complete with shank lugs, the latter being correct for 1940. The badge measures the correct 40 mm in length (Reference Taylor pages 67-68)
WW2 No.36 Mills Bomb with Gas Check A No.36 grenade in semi-relic condition. I purchased this from a dealer in France, 'reportedly' it was found half burred in a hedgerow near Tracy-sur-Mer (Normandy). It is fitted with a gas-check disk base plug, designed to be fired from a cup attachment for the Lee Enfield rifle. ** UK sales only **
WW2 Norwegian Quisling Party Hat Badge Norwegian "Quisling" Socialist Party Hat Badge known as Nasjonal Samling.The use of the name Quisling became a term used by the British for collaborators or traitors in general
WW2 Pacific Star
WW2 Pair Command Shoulder Titles
WW2 Paratrooper - 1st - 6th Airborne Patch
WW2 Paris-soir Dimanche Newspaper 1939
WW2 Pat 40 Battlerdress Blouse - Third Infantry Division A Pat 40 Battle Dress Blouse Size No 1 in great condition - there is no date on the actual makers label (R.S.D.) however there is a stamp G 1941 V cancelled out. Insignia for the 3rd Division Infantry with Bren Gun qualification patch and wearing a black lanyard around the left shoulder. Height 5' 3" to 5' 4" Breast 32" to 33" Waist 28" to 29"
WW2 Photo Card FFI - Collaborator Shaved Head 1 x 1944 Card Collaborator with shaved head. 1 x Liberation Photo
WW2 Photographic Evidence - War Crimes & Atrocities - Pawaik, Poland WARNING! very graphic but of great historical importance. Remains of Polish (probably political prisoners & not members of the Jewish community) not Jews) prisoners exhumed from mass grave by captured Russian or German guards. It would appear these victims were executed or died as part of the last transport from Pawiak prison and their remains burnt. Translation suggests these were part of last shipment either to Ravensbruck (Females) or Gross Rosen (Males). I will enclose what research I have to date by working with an ex-college of mine based in Warsaw.
WW2 Picture Post Magazine - P/O Keith Gillman Picture Post magazine dated 31, August 1941. Featuring one of the most iconic photographs taken at the time of the Battle of Britain. Front cover, Pilot Officer K.R. Gillman of 32 Squadron. Sadly P/O Gillman was killed in action on the 25th August 1940, a week before his photograph appeared on the cover of the magazine.
WW2 Plasfort Helmet - ARP ICI
WW2 Polish Adrian Helmet - Reenactment Reenactment
WW2 Polish Air Force Shoulder Patches A pair of Polish Air Force shoulder titles in great condition, no mothing. This pair is constructed of a light blue woven thread mounted on a dark blue wool background. The reverse of the titles are finished with the standard black woven cotton material. There are no signs of these having been worn.
WW2 Polish Army Collar Badge Screw Badge A small Polish Army collar back with screw back with maker mark MENNICA PANSTOWA.
WW2 Polish Enamel Air Force Emblem Badge
WW2 Polish PPA Badge - No 1 Demolition Squadron Formed in 1942 by a Russian refugee Vladimir Peniakoff, nicknamed Popski after training with the LRDG. Known as Popski's Private Army - this shoulder patch is machine embroidered and in great condition.
WW2 RAF Air Gunner Brevet
WW2 RAF Airman\'s Identity Tags - Thomas This is a pair of identify tags, sometimes referred to as 'dog tags' issued to a member of the RAF - Thomas 1442080 CE (Church of England). Marked A for blood group. The tags are made of highly compressed cardboard threaded on the original white lace.
WW2 RAF C Type Flying Helmet The chamois is good condition including the internal donuts although a little grubby as expected. The outer leather is in good supple condition as is all the stitching. The popper studs are made of brass rather than steel. Although fading, the pilot has painted his name in yellow on the top (Alderwick) and has also sewn in additional chamois to cover some of the internal popper studs for comfort.
WW2 RAF C Type Flying Helmet Stores reference 22c/879 - a good example of a C-type flying helmet, fitted to the back with two wire retaining leather loops with working popper fasteners. The chamois is in good condition although a little grubby, especially the donuts as expected. The outer leather is in great supple condition with all stitching intact. There are no size marks visible, it is on the smaller side so ideally suited for display purposes.
WW2 RAF Canvas Kit Bag
WW2 RAF Combined Pattern Jump Suit - 1940 Getting harder to come by, a nice example of a medium sized Irvin Harness Suit manufactured by the G.Q. Parachute Company, dated 1940. This suit was typically used by aircrew turret gunners and contained the harness as well as the parachute. The concept was designed to enable the gunners to exit the turret in an emergency reducing the risk of equipment getting snagged on bail out.
WW2 RAF Communication Jack Plug 10/H9466652 Communication jack plug as used in conjunction with wired headphones.
WW2 RAF Concealed Escape Compass - Shaving Brush
WW2 RAF Early B Type Flying Helmet – Unissued Mint Condition Stores reference 22c/65 non-wired flying helmet. Having been produced during the mid 1930's and in relatively small numbers, this early B-type type helmet is in mint condition with clearly embossed AM stores reference as well as a sewn in AM stores label (size 2) and Bennett buckle. This helmet would have been fitted with the large ear cups for use by the RAF. The none adapted helmets were typically favoured by agents dropped behind enemy lines.
WW2 RAF Ensign Flag
WW2 RAF Escape Survival Pascaw These steel wire saws were carried by RAF aircrew as part of their escape and evasion equipment. SOE also used these, adapting them to be used as a lethal 'garrot'. Typically manufactured by the firm Hallands, the saw is in perfect condition and comes in its original oil sealed packet.
WW2 RAF Forage Cap & Badge - 1943
WW2 RAF Forage Cap & Badge - Stamped D Black buttons
WW2 RAF Helmet Receivers - Copies A pair of 'dummy' Air Ministry 10A/12401 helmet receivers as used in conjunction with the Type C helmet. This is a pair of good quality copies that I previously used for a helmet display. Ideal for keeping the rubber c type helmet cups in shape.
WW2 RAF Horlicks Tablets - 24 Hour Ration Tin Metal box approximately 11 x 8 x 2.5cm. Litho printed on the "Horlicks Tablets - A Complete Food - 24 Hour Ration - As Supplied To The Air Ministry". Shows use and wear but in good overall condition. Empty.
WW2 RAF Hurricane Model 96 Squadron RAF CHURCH FENTON
WW2 RAF Kings Crown Officers Bullion Hat Badge A good example of an uncleaned WW2 RAF Officers bullion cap badge, intricately detailed. This has been worn, most obviously seen on the red felt that forms the internal backing of the crown. The rear of the badge still retains some of its paper backing. Great piece for display or renovating an original hat.
WW2 RAF Navigators Parallel Rule - Air Ministry 1943 A WW2 RAF Air MInistry parallel ruler. Marked 'Captain Field's Improved with the Air Ministry stamp and dated 1943. As used by RAF navigators and bomber aircrew. Made by Aston & Mander of London, who supplied navigational and other instruments to the British armed forces in both world wars. Made of boxwood with brass fittings, the ruler show signs of use with a small nick to one edge.
WW2 RAF Officers Cap Badge for Forage Cap. Brass RAF Officers forage cap badge. The badge is in good condition retaining backing plate and all three fixing nuts.
WW2 RAF Officers Side Cap Hat Badge
WW2 RAF Pilot Brevet
WW2 RAF Pilot Officer Photo
WW2 RAF Silk Escape Map 43/A 43/B (43 Series) An earlier 1943 series double sided stitched edge silk escape map, 43/A France, Belgium & Holland 43/B France, Spain & German Swiss Frontier. These maps were issued to Allied pilots of the US, RAF, and RCAF. Printed by the company of John Waddington, Ltd,
WW2 RAF Silk Escape Map 43/C 43/D (43 Series) An earlier 1943 series double sided raw edge silk escape map, 43/C Holland, Belgium France & Germany. 43/D Belgium & Germany. These maps were issued to Allied pilots of the US, RAF, and RCAF. Printed by the company of John Waddington, Ltd, Measures 68 x 72 cm.
WW2 RAF Silk Escape Map 43/D 43/F (43 Series) A 1943 series double sided raw edge silk escape map, 43/D Belgium & Germany. 43/F Croatia, Montenegro, Hungry, Slovakia, Germany, Italy & Switzerland. These maps were issued to Allied pilots of the US, RAF, and RCAF. Printed by the company of John Waddington, Ltd. Measures 77 x 87 cm.
WW2 Rare Nazi Propaganda Book - Wofür Kämpfen Wir? One of hardest and rarest Nazi Internal Propaganda propaganda booklets out there. Wofür Kämpfen Wir? (What we fight for?) First Edition January 1944. A substantial document intended for the German officer class to boost moral. It starts with 'facsimile' of a letter signed by Adolph Hitler, dated 8 January, 1944. Next is a two-page contribution by Alfred Rosenberg. Followed by propaganda against Judaism, Bolshevism, England & America. Due to the time of print, these were crudely printed or poor quality paper and therefore are prone to be poor condition unlike earlier Nazi books and documentation.
WW2 Reconnaissance Shoulder Titles
WW2 S.O. Book 135 1940
WW2 S.O. Book 136 (Indexed) Mint
WW2 S.O. Book 136 (Indexed) Written On
WW2 SAS Embroidered Beret Badge White A nice example of the larger Special Air Service Beret Badge that has been removed from its original beret. This is a heavily embroidered all white example, although the white thread has now yellowed with age.
WW2 SAS Parachute Qualification Wing A really good example of a padded SAS parachute qualification wing. This example appears to have been removed from its original uniform and the edge of each wing shows signs of rubbing to the thread.
WW2 SAS Qualification Wings A really good example of the distinctive dark blue and light blue padded SAS parachute qualification wing. The badge was designed by Jock Lewes who had rowed for Oxford, hence the colours.. This example appears to have been removed from its original uniform but is in overall great condition.
WW2 SAS Shoulder Titles x 4
WW2 Set of Royal Air Force Dog Tags
WW2 SOE Concealed Spike - Smokers Pipe French smokers pipe 'Racine De Bruyere' with concealed hollow spike
WW2 SOE Resistance Tyre Slasher
WW2 SOE Resistance \'Take-Down\' Calltrop
WW2 SOE School Patch Special Operations Executive Formation Sign. A nice example of this rare badge.
WW2 Special Forces Jedburgh Wings Named after guerrillas who operated in Scotland during the twelfth century. They comprised of teams of three who joined up with local resistance groups, to help organise and equip them.The badge is heavily machine embroidered, it is in overall good condition showing signs of wear.
WW2 Special Forces Jedburgh Wings Named after guerrillas who had operated in Scotland in the twelfth century. They comprised of teams of three who joined up with local resistance groups, to help organise and equip them.The badge is heavily machine embroidered, it is in overall good condition showing signs of wear.
WW2 SS High Command Pennant - Remnant This emblem is part of an SS high command vehicle pennant. The eagle is of very high quality being machine woven with silver bullion and black rayon thread on a finely woven cloth backing. This section measures approx. 10 x 12 cm, having been removed from its original frame in which it was displayed. The backing stained and has yellowed over.
WW2 SS Peak Hat Reenactment
WW2 Stainless Steel Medical Kidney Dishes
WW2 SWB Officers Manuals & Field Message Book Lt Hurt S.W.B. - Army Book 153 Field Message Book - Fieldcraft & Battle Drill 12-Nov-1942 - A.A. Battle Drill 1943 - Small Arms Training Light Machine Gun 1942 - Small Arms Training Anti-Aircraft 1942 - Malaria 1943
WW2 Tabakgasse - Additional Photos & Information The city of Klagenfurt is in southern Austria, near the border with Slovenia. On 4/5th April Hitler visited Klagenfurt soon after the Anschluss (Annex) of Austria. There he addressed the crowds from the balcony of the Sandwirth Hotel which is just a few minute’s walk from Tabakgasse. Klagenfurt was a hotbed for the Nazi regime during WW2. A sub camp for the Mauthausen (concentration camp) was also established as well as the Gestapo HQ on for the region complete with with interrogation cells, the latter being on Burggasse, again just a few minutes away from Tabakgasse. On 8 May 1945, members of the 8th Army entered Klagenfurt accepting the surrender of the 438th German Division. A short time later members of the regular Yugoslav forces as well as members of Tito’s partisans arrived to claim Klagenfurt for themselves. After a few tense days and under political pressure from the US the Yugoslav forces left. Klagenfurt remained part of British occupation zone until 1955.
WW2 Tabakgasse Street Sign (Klagenfurt) This is battle damaged sign for Tabakgasse (Klagenfurt, Austria). The sign is typical of this period measuring 16 x 80 cm, constructed of enamelled steel and slightly convex. Presume this was liberated by a member of the 8th Army (5 Corps) as it came with a Klagenfurt Orchestral Concert Program (see item 51374) Last photo shows Tabakgasse today. Please see the additional photos and historical background.
WW2 The Daily Telegraph 16-10-1941 - Paddy Finucane Awarded D.F.C. A six page 'full scap' Daily Telegraph dated 16-10-1941. Includes photo and article on the D.F.C award to Irish born fighter ace Flt Lt Paddy Finucane. In June 1942, Finucane became the RAF's youngest Wing Commander in its history at the age of 21. Sadly on 15 July 1942 his Spitfire ditched in the English Channel after receiving ground fire over France - he was never recovered
WW2 The Light Artillery Shoulder Patches - Pair These have been removed from their original uniform and pretty grubby, however the 458th Independent Light Artillery only wore this example of badge for fourteen months. So quite rare but rarer to come across a matching pair.
WW2 Third Reich Eastern Front Medal A salty example of the medal commonly known as the Ostmedaille. This was awarded to to both German and Axis personal who served on the Eastern Front during the winter campaign 15-Nov-4 to 15-Apr-42.
WW2 Third Reich Heer / HJ Bakelite Whistle & Lanyard Small black Bakelite whistle as used by Heer or HJ. In perfect working condition.
WW2 Third Reich Iron Cross – Demuer A really nice example of the Iron Cross 1st Class marked L/11 (Wilhem Demuer, Ludenscheid). All black paint remains with no signs of rust to iron core. Catch and hook all intact.
WW2 Third Reich Leather Luftwaffe Map Case A fantastic M35 type German map case. Constructed of smooth leather with a wonderful patina. The map case consists of two main internal map compartments with compartments to the front for 5 pens/pencils, eraser and ruler. The pull tab for the eraser is also intact. The rear of the case is fitted with belt attachments. It would appear that the retaining buckle and strap on the front have been field modified for some reason.
WW2 Third Reich Narvik Shield
WW2 Third Reich Silver Wound Badge A good solid example of a Wound Badge in silver. The badge retains its original 'integral' hook (usually broken and replaced on many) although not marked it is typical of the maker Gebruder Wegerhoff. The silver has been rubbed on the higher extremities. The silver badge was awarded to combatants wounded three or four times.
WW2 Third Reich SS Hate Belt Buckle - RZM 36/42 SS Buckle known as the SS Koppelschloss stamped RZM 36/42 SS for maker Overhoff & Cie Ludenscheid. The belt is stamped 38 and has a total of 14 British cap badges and buttons. It would appear that these have been re-applied over time as the wearer increased his collection. Unfortunately i have no other information other than the seller found the belt under whilst renewing loft insulation for a customer in Tooting.Badges from left to right: - Worcestershire, Sgt Major, Royal Engineers, Cheshire, Pioneer, Royal Warwickshire, Officer pip, Tank Corps, Royal Artilery, General Service button, Royal Military Police, RE, 2 x RA Collar.
WW2 Third Reich War Merit Cross Without Swords 2nd Class Unlike the version with swords, this medal was primarily awarded to civilians, a many number to those working in the munitions industry.
WW2 Times of Malta Newspaper x 2 1942
WW2 Union Jack Newspaper x 2 1944
WW2 USA Garand M1 M1942 Bayonet 10\" & M3 Scabbard WW2 USA M1942 Bayonet 10" & M3 Scabbard Nice example of an American M1943 Bayonet & M3 fibreglass scabbard (Technically considered an M1905) Ricasso marked U.A.F. (Union Fork & Hoe) UOS 1943. The other side of the ricasso is marked U.C-MOD. The scabbard has the standard Ordnance flaming bomb. Sorry UK sales only
WW2 USA Half Pound TNT - Corps of Engineering This is an inert quarter pound carton or block of high explosive TNT used by the Corps of Engineering. Typically used for demolition purposes. Or for making 'sticky bombs' as seen in Saving Private Ryan.
WW2 USAF Communications Log Book Oct 1944 to Jan 1945
WW2 USAF Survival Spit - Boxed Made by the Aircraft Specialty Products Co, Philadelphia. This formed part of the USAF aircrew’s survival kit. The spit consists of spit tip, spit handle and three extension rods. By using the spit handle and spit point a short weapon is easily constructed. The ends are all threaded so they can be screwed together to form a longer handle or spear measuring 68cm in length. The tin contains hooks and fish spear assembly along with original instruction sheet, a few pieces missing.
WW2 WAR Army Bureau of Current Affairs - Malta Issued fortnightly by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs. This is dated January 8th, 1944 (No. 61) Interesting contents to include: Coast Guns Cover Malta 'The attack on Grand Harbour' & Battery Routine 'Seaward Watch'
WW2 War Medal
WW2 Welsh Guards Combined Operations Patches - Embroidered pair Welsh Guards shoulder titles - Embroidered Combined Operations patch