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1st Belgium SAS Shoulder Patch A shoulder patch for the 1st Belgium SAS Regiment. Constructed of a maroon wool background with SAS embedded with a light blue cotton/silk. This appears to have been worn but is in great condition with no mothing.
2 x USA Military - Insecticide Louse Powder & Contents For the prevention and destruction of lice, manufactured by McCormick & Co Baltimore, MD. Caution - for external use only. Keep away from food and mess gear. The tins is in good unopened condition.
A Circa 1920-1940 Street Map of Antwerp This came with the other items from Belgium that are currently listed for sale.I am informed this is a Belgium A to Z type booklet with a map of Antwerp which dates between 1920 & 1940. The map when fully deployed measures 59 x 82 cm. Note, spine is tatty but map is in great condition.
ARMY JUMPER 1945
BANDAGE SET 1
BANDAGE SET 2
BANDAGE SET 3
BANDAGE SET 4
BANDAGE SET 5
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 **
British Parachute Qualification Bullion Badge A nice example of a British Bullion Parachute qualification cloth badge. Although it shows sign of being removed from its uniform it is in good condition with fine detail.
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.
COPY - HJ BELT ASSMAN
COPY - JFS HEER BELT
COPY - WW2 Luftwaffe Belt & Buckle - JFS
Early Post War West German Respirator & Canister An early post war respirator and canister, as issued to the Bundeswehr. The canister appears to be the exactly the same as the WW2 M38 version. The bottom is impressed PSL as is the spare lens lid (Paul Schultz Lubek?) The canister comes with fitted canvas cover (probably to avoid noise). Apart from one dent the can is in excellent condition with original paint. The respirator itself, is made of thick rubber with leather/suede trim on the inside. Rubber is good for age and all elasticated straps are in great condition, comes with unused filter. Markings as follows: Spare lens lid: impressed 4240-12-120 0788 57 21 PSL Filter: impressed CF 51 & ink stamped A.B.L MA.5872 Mask: ink stamped inside 2
eBay - Job Lot WW2 Field Gear - Home Front - Respirators Job lot of WW2 of respirators, mainly early war. Selling as spares or repair.
eBay - WW2 Gas Mask 1 - 1950s All appear to be non-issued condition and would be ideal for display or reenactment purposes. Case marked Light II J & A H and comes with paired utility strap with same maker date 57. As with the bag, the respirator is in fantastic condition , made by Avon and dated 5 52 and marked N. Harness marked PR. 559 1963.
eBay - WW2 Gas Mask 2 - Bag 1943 All appear to be non-issued condition and would be ideal for display or reenactment purposes. Case marked Light II R.I.L LTD 10/43 and comes with paired utility strap marked the same. As with the bag, the respirator is in fantastic condition , made by Avon and dated 5 52. Harness marked PR. 559 GD 7 64. The filter still has its internal cardboard cover in place.
eBay - WW2 Respirator Light Mk II 1944 Ideal for reenactor. Appears to be in non-issued condition and is marked Light II M&Co H 5 / 44. Left pocket contains its retaining cord.
eBay British Water Bottle 1 - ww2 WW2 British Army water bottle and harness - some minor moth nibbles mostly around the neck.
eBay British Water Bottle 1 Malta WW2 British Army water bottle in great conditon.
eBay Civilian Gas Mask - 39 Clips WW2 Gas Mask Respirator Spares or Repair The rubber is in remarkably good condition. Nose bladder missing. Harness clips are dated 1939 but harness in poor condition. Size Normal, comes with additional filter. Selling as spares or repair.
eBay Civilian Gas Mask 2 -1942 WW2 Gas Mask Respirator Spares or Repair The rubber is beginning to perish in places, including nose bladder, size normal. Harness marked No. 4 III dated 42, straps would need replacing. Comes with additional filter. Selling for spares or repair.
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 1 - German Patches
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 2 - German Badges
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 3 - RAF
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 4 - Army Stripes
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 5 - Army Bits
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),
GERMAN POLIZI
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 Fieldmutz M42 Ski Cap A nice late war Luftwaffe EM/NCO M43 field cap. Made of late war quality blue /gray wool. Its lined with blue grey artificial silk fabric. The inside of the cap has RB. NR. 0/1001/0219 and the size 56 underneath that. A nice late Luft M43! Click on the picture below to see more images. $450 SOLD!
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Air to Ground Bronze Cased
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Bomber Bronze by Juncker A beautiful detailed Bronze Bomber Clasp as you would expect from such a prestigious maker. Marked C.E.JUNCKER BERLIN SW 69. This was worn by heavy, medium and dive bomber pilots who successfully completed 20 operational flights.
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 Long Range Fighter Gold & Mission Hanger Worn above the breast pocket this particular badge was awarded to Long Range Day Fighter and Air-to-Ground Support Squadrons (Zerstorer und Schlachtfleiger) The badge depicts a winged arrow pointing downwards. This is a gold (1st Class) version an added early type gilt mission pendant, indicating 500 flights.
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 Peak Hat
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 Badge by Junker
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.
M1 1950s Rear Seam Swivel Bale Helmet with Liner Ideal for reenactment - This is a circa 1950's Belgium helmet which is a copy of the USA M1. The liner is marked COBEB and dated 1953. The shell has a rear seam with swivel bales. There is a small 'stress' crack at the back which is common in these type helmets.
Mein Kampf - 1941 German - Wedding Edition Nice example of Adolph Hitlers 'Mein Kampf' German wedding edition dated 1941.
More Information for Item 51144 (next page) Major J. Lawson (Colonel Sir John Charles Arthur Digby Lawson) In 1939 he was sent on detachment to the Trans-Jordan Frontier Force. It was while on this service that he led one of the last mounted sabre charges and was awarded the MC. Montgomery considered him to be the best Squadron Leader in the 8th Army. I have also identified Tpr. R.D. Jenner's uniform and possession previously sold at an auction in 2018.
NORWAY DIARY
NOT USED
Picture Post June 22, 1940 Battle of France - Dunkirk Picture Post Magazine dated 22-Jun-1940. The Battle of France. Makes for interesting reading along with 'then & now' photographs that I had not seen before. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day.
Picture Post Magazine - Test Pilot - The Spirit Of France Picture Post Magazine dated 06-Jul-1940. "TEST PILOT" & "THE SPIRIT OF FRANCE". Makes for interesting reading along with unique photograph of the celebrations and the 'morning after'. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day.
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 1952 Police Turtle Helmet
Post War 1952 Turtle Helmet - Medic
Post War Parachute Wings Qualification Patch This is a post war Parachute qualification wing circa 1980's.
Post WW2 1952 Turtle Helmet - TT
Post WW2 British Mine Goggles
Post WW2 MK II Helmet
Post WW2 Polish Air Force Hat Badge
PP
PP First Plane Shot Down 1939
PP Goering
PP Roumania\'s Oil
PP Sinking of the Athenia
RAF Headphones AM 10A/12401 - Replica
STEREO SCOPE
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 Cased War Merit Cross with Swords 1st Class - Quenzer A cased example of the War Merit Cross with Swords 1st Class in original box of issue. The pin is marked 65 for the maker Klein & Quenzer. The cross is in good condition with nice frosting, however the case is rather tatty & missing its catch hence price.
Third Reich Early Type Hitler Youth Arm Band Early type armband i.e. entirely woven (Similar to BeVo weave) multi-construction armband with separately applied. This has not been cleaned and is slightly grubby.
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 German Practice M24 Stick Grenade Very rarely encountered, a Second World War German M24 practice stick grenade or "Potato Masher". Not many of these survive and it appears to have had a period replacement handle as well as having the warhead repainted grey (typically would have bee terracota colour) however your can still make out the manufacturers code stamp. Priced as a 'semi-relic'
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 Goggles with Tin Of Issue & Spare Lenses Third Reich motorised dust goggles as seen worn by dispatch riders, motorcyclist and armed outrider teams and aircrew. This pair is in immaculate condition with no perishing to the rubber. They come with the original tin of issue and spare lenses housed cloth pouch. Would be hard to find a better set.
Third Reich Heer Cloth Cap Badge
Third Reich HJ-BDM Diamond Arm Badge HJ-BDM mint BeVo sleeve diamond patch.Un-issued "BeVo, Wupperthal" made BDM "klettervest" sleeve patch. In very good condition.
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 1st Class - Otto Schickle Good example of the Iron Cross 1st Class by Otto Schickle, Pforzheim. Tapered pin, marked L/15. Most black paint remains with some rust to edges of iron core. (uncleaned).
Third Reich Iron Cross Case - LDO ?
Third Reich Kuban Shield
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 Nazi State Service Armband A good example of a Third Reich Nazi State Service armband. Constructed yellow cotton with woven black eagle. Faint ink acceptance stamp visible.
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
Third Reich Waffen SS Panzer Skull Cap Badger Third Reich BeVo SS Skull Cap Badge.A really nice example of BeVo weave SS skull cap badge with signs that it has been worn and removed from uniform
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 **
USA M42 Style Combat Trousers These are similar in style to the M42 pants except they are not made of HBT, more like sateen. Two large 'expandable' pockets with fitted draw strings (similar to airborne) Fly front and all 'thirteen star buttons' present. Not in the best of condition with 'field' repair to left knee and ripped right knee requiring repair. Size tag W34 L32. They actually measure 16" across the waist with a 30" inside leg.
USA Sunburn Prevention Preparation Tin with Contents This is an unused 2 oz tin of US Army Sunburn Preventive Preparation Paste. Manufactured by Octagon Process Inc. Edgewater, N.J.
WW1 1917 Model USA Machine Gunners Bolo Knife Nice example of a WW1 1917 model US machine gunner’s bolo knife. The ricasso is stamped A.C.Co Chicago and dated 1918. The knife comes complete with its original canvas covered wood scabbard with leather chap also dated 1917. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW1 French Union Nationale des Combattants (UNC) Medal Founded on 11 November 1918 with the support of French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, the Union Nationale des Combattants was the largest right-wing veterans’ association in interwar France. It campaigned for the improvement of veterans’ pensions and for the involvement of ex-servicemen in government
WW1 German 1898/05 Imperial Bayonet 1916 Sometimes referred to as a 'butcher knife', this bayonet is in great condition. The blade has been greatly looked after retaining its profile with very little sings of sharpening. The ricasso is marked Simpson & Co. One edge of the ricasso is stamped W 16 with the other side stamped 46. There are acceptance stamps all over, including both sides of each grip screw, with the wooden grip slaps in great condition. The release button is fully functional. The steel scabbard retains 99% of its original field paint grey/green - some minor 'dinks' nearer the bottom. Each side of the throat bears acceptance stamps. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW1 German Medic Pouch - Re-Issued for WW2 A WW1 German medics pouch dated 1917 and stamped WARMBRUNN, QUILTZ & Co BERLIN N.W. 40. This was re-issued and has contents label dated 1940. The pouch retains all its fixings and fittings and the leather is supple. Closure straps obviously show signs of wear but are fully functional. Nice condition considering its been through two world wars.
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 No.23 I Mills Bomb Dated 1916 A lovely example of a First World War No.5 grenade. Comes with removable pin, handle, part striker and brass bace plug. The plug is dated 1916 dated and marked *K* for maker A. Kenrick & Sons of West Bromwich. ** UK sales only **
WW2 - Docklands Shrapnel Souvenir
WW2 - Home Front - Enamel Sign Precautions AW Bombs PRECAUTIONS A W Bombs fire instantly on breaking in air. Store bombs (preferably in cases) in cool place, under water if possible. Do not store near inflammable material. Stringent precautions must be taken to avoid cracking bombs during handling. The caps must never be removed. Sign measures approx 30 x 20cm. The phosphorus bombs (a type of Molotov cocktail bomb) were manufactured by A & W. Engineered near Kidderminster.
WW2 - MK II Helmet - Free French Was messanger
WW2 - Third Reich Star B Pistol Leather Holster A Third Reich German Nazi Star B Leather Holster. This is a lovely hard shell leather holster with a beautiful patina. T Nazi Star pistols are fairly rare, the holsters, even rarer. This holster is in perfect condition with pull tag undamaged.he numbers 153 stamped on the back refers to the German ordering code.
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 1939 Letter From France - BEF
WW2 1939-1945 Star
WW2 1940 Dated RAF Parallel Rule - Captain Fields RAF Navigators parallel rule by Aston Mander & Co. This is clearly marked Air Ministry and crown with a more desirable early war date 1940. The brass has tarnished over age and there is some damage to the edge as can be seen in the photographs - however this s the earliest Air Ministry example that I have come across.
WW2 1st Belgian SAS Shoulder Title
WW2 2 Medical Commando Shoulder Titles
WW2 3 x Official Photographs 11th Hussars - Tobruk Rescued from an old scrap book. Three 24 x 18 cm British Official photographs issued February 17 1943. showing the first troops to enter Tobruk, Benghazi and Tripoli on 22nd January. The photos are creased down the centre with the typed annotations re-applied. The picture and name Major J. Lawson sounded familiar, so please see additional information & photographs on next lot.
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 Propaganda 1941
WW2 4 x Propaganda Leaflets
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 AFRICAN CAMPEIGN MEDALS
WW2 AFS Decals
WW2 Airborne Dress Badge - Embroidered
WW2 Arctic Star
WW2 Army Book 155 - Message Form C2128
WW2 ARMY BRACES
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 ARP Silver 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 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 Battledress Blouse 1940 Pattern - Poland 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) 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 Belgium Forces in Exile Brass Cap Badge A brass Belgium Forces in Exile Cap Badge (Free Belgium Forces) with two lugs. Unlike the Free French Belgium troops adopted the British rank structure and uniform, distinguish from other troops with the rampant lion cap badge. Note, the head of the lion is a dark colour but I have not made any attempt to clean it.
WW2 British 1941 Kershaw Binoculars & 1943 Pat 37 Case In really good condition a nice pair of 1941 A. Kershaw & Son Bino Prism No 2 II military binoculars with leather strap. These come with a Pat 37 binocular case dated 1943. Note for some reason the case has had its belt securing hooks removed.
WW2 British Army Canvas Holster M.E.CO 1943 Nice example of canvas holster for the Webley. Clearly stamped and dated.
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 ARP Information Leaflets - 1 to 5 A good set of Civil Defence Booklets produced just before war was declared with Germany. These booklets were printed in July & August 1939 in order to provide information to the British public should war be declared. They are as follows: No. 1 Some Things You Should Know If Ware Should Come No. 2 Masking Your Windows No. 3 Evacuation Whey And How No. 4 Your Food In War-Time No. 5 Fire Precautions In War Time Leaflet are all in good condition, a great little set.
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 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 MK 2 Cased Field Telephone
WW2 British MkII Helmet - Battle Relic 1941 I have come across many German helmets with shrapnel or bullet hole damage but to come across a British helmet in this condition is quite rare. The helmet is marked 195 HBH-41 (1941). As well as the original cameo paint there are the remains of painted insignia to one side, which 'looks like' the Red Cross symbol but could be some other divisional marking? There is a projectile entry hole near the top left side which passes through what little remains of the liner. This would make a great display piece and certainly a talking point for any collection.
WW2 British MkII No.2A Helmet & Items - Talbot Heath School An interesting lot - a grey British MkII Civil Defence helmet with painted emblem for a Girls School (Talbot Heath) located in Bournemouth. The shell is stamped F&L 1940 MS. There is a name painted on the underside of the rim, 'presumably' the original owner. The cradle is marked J.C.S. & W Ltd II 1940 7 1/4. The helmet comes with a brass enamel badge school badge and printed school certificate from King George sent to all schools, the latter ripped at the top.
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 - 1941 M.E.C.o 1941
WW2 British Pat 37 Officers Valise - 1943 CP. Ltd 1943
WW2 British Pat 37 Shell Dressing Haversack - 1942 MECO 1942
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 Ration Tin - Chocolate & Boiled Sweets A nice example of an 'original' Chocolate & Boiled Sweets tin. Manufacturer C.W.C. Ltd and packed 5 / 44. Purchased in France and one of the better condition tins that I have come across, having only very minor dents and scrapes. The lettering crisp and clear.
WW2 British Senior Service Cigarette Tin An empty tin of 50 Senior Service Cigarettes. The tin is in fair condition for age - ideal display piece.
WW2 British Syringe Set
WW2 British Vetrans Lot Post war (Queens Crown) British Paratroopers bullion blazer badge. High quality detailed construction. Does not appear to have been worn as there are no signs of stitching - silver bullion has become dull over time as it does appear to have some age to it.
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 Carsile Bandage & Pouch Finnigans 1944 The pouch is British made by Finnigans Ltd 1944 and is in perfect condition - the Carlisle Bandage remains in its tin which has not been opened.
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 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 DJ Belt Buckle & Cross Strap - Assmann A complete DJ belt, buckle and cross strap. The buckle is narked Assman RZM 17. The belt retains its tab and is measures 75 cm in length whilst the cross strap (inc clips) measure 93 cm in length - so this set would have been for a very young boy - I would imagine 5 or 6 years in age.
WW2 DRA Bronze Sports Badge German Sports Badge in excellent used condition. Die-struck, tombac, with an oak-leaf circular wreath and the letters DRA (Deutscher Reichs-Ausschuss) in the centre in a cutout design along with and bow at bottom. The back has the manufacturer's maker marks: H. Wernstein Jena Lobstedt and also D.R.G.M. 33918. (German National Registered Design, 33918). The sports badge was originally introduced in 1913 by the German Olympic Sports Federation as a way to encourage physical training. Originally issued in two types or grades, the bronze and the gold. Still in current usage the badge is issued in 3 classes, gold, silver and bronze. The bronze was awarded to males between 18 and 32 years that had the required physical training for 12 months.
WW2 Druck-Zunder 35 Fuse in Original Box A fantastic display piece, consisting of a Stuck Truck-Zunder 35 fuse with original box, instructions and pull cord. The label is dated 1944 with Nazi Waffen stamp. The fuse is maker marked dwx. The fuse sits on a wooden tray designed to hold 4 in total.
WW2 Enamel Sign - Polish Warning Landscape
WW2 Enamel Sign - Polish Warning Portrait
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 Field Cap
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 French Adrian Helmet - FFI Medic
WW2 French Croix Du Gerre - 1939-1945
WW2 French FFI Badge
WW2 French FFI Badge & Beret
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 German Africa Corp Jacket Reenactment
WW2 German Africa Corp Photo
WW2 German Ammo Box - Desert Camo
WW2 German Ammo Box - Olive
WW2 German Demolition Delay Cord WW2 German (Guzunder) delay cord for demolition charges. The cord has been 'taped' in two places and the brass thread connection is cracked. Priced appropriately.
WW2 German General Assault Badge - Frank Reif A nicely detailed example of a General Assault Badge by maker Frank Reif of Stuttgart. Made of zinc with brass hing and hook. Originally given only to Assault Engineers units but then extended to include all combatant personal not entitled to either the Infantry Assault or Panzer Assault badge.
WW2 German Gluhzunder Demolition Fuses
WW2 German Mess Tin - 1939 Base marked ESB 39 - Lid marked HWSD 41
WW2 German Military Style Watch - HELMA I do not know much about watches, however this watch was acquired with with a lot of other Luftwaffe related items. I do not believe it is military issue as there are no markings on the back. The watch is made by HELMA and measures approx 34mm in circumference and is about 10mm thick, weighing just over 37g. It is a non runner - but I am reluctant and unable to remove the back.
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 German ZZ35 Fuse - 1941 A ZZ35 brass fuse dated 41 by maker auj (Monheimer Ketten u. Mettallwaren-Indurstrie) - These fuses were used in conjunction with the Smi 35 and Smi 44 pattern anti-personal mines known as the 'Bouncing Betty'
WW2 Glider Patches 2 x Kings Own Border 2 x Border 2 x South Stafford
WW2 Greman Reenactment SS Jacket
WW2 Group of British Royal Navy Photographs The group of six photographs identify what appears to be the same group of 'shipmates' - one photograph annotated 'Bill Jim - Taken March 1943. A couple of the photographs are marked with the official ships sensors stamp.
WW2 Helma German Military Watch
WW2 Helmet - ARP Bournemouth Gas & Water
WW2 Helmet - Spare Nut & Bolts
WW2 High Seas Fleet War Badge - Schwerin A really 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 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 - AID Badge - Service No 7958 A full-size Air Inspection Department enamel and gilt buttonhole badge 24 measuring mm circumference. The back has the classic horseshoe fitting and is stamped with the service number 7958. The horseshoe has been twisted, presumably to fit the wearers clothing at the time. This organisation was accountable for ensuring quality control of the aviation manufacturing industry. A really nice Home Front badge, enamel remaining bright with no chips or cracks.
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 Silver Vickers ARP Badge A scarce original wartime issue 'Vickers-Armstrong Air Raid Precautions pin badge', depicting the companies "VA" logo surmounted by "A.R.P.", the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1941 and maker's details "JRG&S" (J.R.Gaunt & Son). Uncleaned but in very good condition.
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 - Civil Nursing Reserve Badge A sterling silver 'Civil Nursing Reserve' badge inlaid with red and blue enamel, the reverse stamped in "Sterling Silver" and with maker's details "M & B B'HAM (Marples & Beasley). Fair condition showing signs of service wear
WW2 Home Front - Enamel Sign Air Raid Notice This is a unique early war Air Raid Precautions Notice that would have been attached to a building. It measures 18.5 x 15.5" and is constructed of heavy gauge steel with the front of the signage being enamelled, it weighs approx 2 Kg. There is some rusting, predominantly to the bottom right-hand corner as can be seen in the photographs. Note: The Interesting use of the word 'Syrens'. Worthy of further research. There was/is a Winnington School in Ruislip which obviously was home to nearby RAF Northolt & RAF Uxbridge. ** Postage Costs ** Due to unusual size & weight of item please contact me so that I can obtain best postage options & cost.
WW2 Home Front - Ephemera Fire Guard - Romford Sidney Smith - Fire Guard Officer - Fire Guard Department Romford Nov-1943 - Fire Guard Department
WW2 Home Front - Evacuation Nursery Ministry of Health Badge One of the rarer type Ministry of Health badges, 26 mm in diameter nickel plated with blue enamel bearing 'Evacuation Nursery' the reverse is marked 'H.W.M' (H.W.Miller Ltd, Birmingham). Very good condition, no damage to the enamel. Evacuation was voluntary, but the fear of bombing, the closure of many urban schools and the organised transportation of school groups helped persuade families to send their children away to live with strangers. Many stately homes in the English countryside were commandeered for use as nursery schools or homes for young children evacuated from cities across the country.
WW2 Home Front - FAP Helmet
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 - Ministry of Health Hospital Service Badge A Ministry of Health Hospital Service Badge. The back is impressed with maker's details in relief 'H.W.M' (H.W.Miller Ltd, Birmingham). The badge is in 'fair' condition with some marks to enamel and nickel. Priced as a filler.At the outbreak of war, The Ministry of Health formulated, the Emergency Hospitals Scheme some 2,378 hospitals were included in the scheme. The Ministry planned for large numbers of air-raid casualties. Up to 67,000 nurses were thought to be needed to care for the expected air-raid casualties.
WW2 Home Front - National Savings Badge A nice example of this enamel badge" with logo "National Savings Movement - Lend to Defend". A nice wartime National Savings Movement silver plated badge' depicting St George slaying the dragon. The back is marked with maker's name 'Toye & Co London'. Very good condition complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect. Height 37mm. Established in 1916 as the 'War Saving Campaign' to encourage the lending of personal savings to the government to finance the First World War and continuing into the Second World War as the 'National Savings Movement'. The badge served to distinguish saving committee members and local volunteer collectors.
WW2 Home Front - RAF Spitfire Fund Raising Badge These small badges were given in return for a donation to the Spitfire Fund. This small brass badge has Spitfire embossed across the top of the wings with the RAF roundel at each end. This version of the badge was designed to fit a buttonhole.
WW2 Home Front - Rare Double Sided Enamel Shelter Sign The is one of the rarer early war Shelter signs being double sided and constructed of heavy gauge steel with porcelain coating. It measures 12" x 24" and weighs just over 2 Kg. This would have been placed just outside one of the larger air raid shelters. As the war progressed the use of metals in the construction of signs was prohibited due to shortages of materials with priority being given to war manufacturing i.e. weapons & munitions. ** Postage Costs ** Due to unusual size & weight of item please contact me so that I can obtain best postage options & cost.
WW2 Home Front - Rest Centre Badge
WW2 Home Front - Southern Railway Badge
WW2 Home Front - Spitfire Fund Raising Badge
WW2 Home Front - Wills ARP Album
WW2 ICI .22 Cartridges
WW2 Inert British No. 69 Grenade The No .69 grenade was developed and used during WW2 and was made of Bakelite unlike the No. 36 Mills bomb which had a much greater destructive area. The No. 69 enabled the use without the thrower having much in the way of cover. This is a grenade is in great condition and comes apart.
WW2 Iron Cross Box - LDO Copy
WW2 Issue Tin of Foot Powder with Contents This is a good example of a military issue tin of foot powder. Complete with contents, maker C. (E) . This was a crucial part of any soldiers kit, ensuring troops kept their feet dry and clean. Ideal for display.
WW2 Italy Star
WW2 Kriegsmarine Wehrpass & Photographs - Gaibler A Wherpass issued to a A. Gaibler, Ravensburg, Hamberg 1938. Comes with three photographs of the man in WW1 uniform, has a few nice stamps.
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 Belt Buckle & Tab - 1942 A really nice example of a complete WW2 Luftwaffe belt, buckle (Koppelschloss) and tab. The belt is in overall good supple condition, good size measuring approximately 97cm (38"). The belt is marked RZM Kernstuck L2/10 and retains, intact, its original unmolested adjuster tab. There is some service rubbing/wear to the high parts of the eagle as would be expected. The rear of the buckle has the the standard circular RZM and stamped R35/36 (Overhoff). The attached tab is maker marked Schambach Berlin 1942.
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 Field Mutz M43 EM 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 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 Lightweight Combat Y-Straps This is a great set of Luftwaffe brown light weight combat straps stamped Freidre Becker & Co.K.G. Berlin SW68. The front clips are stamped OLC for Overhoff & Cie) whilst the back hook is stamped with a Luftwaffe acceptance eagle stamp 5. The set is in perfect condition with the thick leather remaining supple and all hooks functioning correctly.
WW2 Luftwaffe Pilots Badge by Junker A beautiful badge with high definition made by the highly desirable maker and marked C.E.JUNKER BERLIN SW. To obtain this badge it was necessary to have completed either two months flying service with a non-operational squadron or taken part in five operational sorties.
WW2 Luftwaffe Trade Badge - NCO Ordnance Tech Machine embroidered Luftwaffe NCO Ordnance Technician patch with silver/grey bullion piped edging.
WW2 Luftwaffe Wrist Compass AK 39 Used by German pilot during WW2, these compasses were made by Kadlec in Czechoslovakia. Named the AK-39 (Armband-Komopass) wrist compass) 1939) these were introduced to the Luftwaffe in 1939. The liquid inside is pure petroleum and can be exchanged for refilled during inspection. Although in great working condition, this is missing its wrist straps and priced accordingly (easily to replace)
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 Nederland Patch - Dutch Army in Exile Patch as worn by the Dutch Free Forces whilst in exile.
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 Official Photograph - Tripolitania (Tobruk) Rescued from an old scrap book. A 26 x 20 cm British Official photograph issued January 1943 - depicting a British 6 pounder anti-tank gun in action in . The photo is creased down the centre with the typed description re-applied.
WW2 Official Photograph - Tripolitania (Tobruk) Rescued from an old scrap book. A 26 x 20 cm British Official photographs. One photograph depicts quite a famous scene - 8th Army troops inspecting a knocked out 88. The other photo is of General Sir Claude Auchinleck watching mechanised troops advance along a dessert road. The latter is stamped Ministry of Information Photograph Department - whilst the description is penned in ink (applied from opposite page of the scrap book) The photographs are creased down the centre.
WW2 Official Photograph - Valetta, Malta. Rescued from an old scrap book. A 21 x 20 cm British Official photograph issued April 1942 - depicting debris clean up after a bombing raid on Valetta (Malta) . The photo is creased down the centre with the typed description re-applied (right edge has been cut off as the photo should measure 26 x 20 cm. Still, rare to come across official photographs of Malta these days.
WW2 Official Photographs - 8th Army Torino, Sangro Line Italy Rescued from an old scrap book. Two 26 x 20 cm British Official photographs issued Nov & Dec 1943 depicting a German blown bridge outside Casalbordino. The second photograph, shows a mule train with Indian Troops of the 8th Army crossing the river Sangro. The photographs are creased down the centre with the typed description re-applied
WW2 Official Photographs - Italy Rescued from the same scrap book as the other photographs listed this week. Two 26 x 20 cm British Official photographs. One depicting a British night time artillery bombardment, the other depicting 'what looks like' British armour on the offensive with a knocked out German armour to the left. Unfortunately there were no descriptions for these, however, looking at the terrain I would say they are taken near the Sangro line.
WW2 Operations Room WAAF
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 Picture Post Magazine Sept 21st 1940 - The Home Guard Can Fight What they termed "Dads Army" - "THE HOME GUARD CAN FIGHT" Makes for interesting reading along with 'then & now' photographs that I had not seen before. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day.
WW2 Picture Post Magazine Sept 7th 1940 - One Year of War Amazingly this magazine was issued on the same day the Luftwaffe shifted focus from bombing British airfields and stared bombing London and other major cities - 'official start of the Blitz'. "ONE YEAR OF WAR" Makes for interesting reading along with 'then & now' photographs that I had not seen before. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day. Note: Nick out of bottom left on cover.
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 Politzie Wehrpass & Photographs - Wily Kahl A Wherpass issued to a Willy Kahl, Hamberg 1937. Comes with five photographs of Willy Kahl as well as his Polizie stick pin. The book is tatty with separated 1st page - but has some nice stamps as well as his Fluchtlings-Ausweis (Refugee Card) dated 1949.
WW2 RAF Air Gunner Brevet
WW2 RAF Canvas Kit Bag
WW2 RAF Chamois Inner Flying Gloves A very clean pair of RAF inner chamois flying gloves, considering age, size 10. These were used as part of a layer system comprising silk inner glove, then chamois second layer, a finger-less wool mitten for extra warmth if required and finally the leather gauntlet. This pair is marked with the Air Ministry Stamp & Crown 22C 1253245 with an additional number 543698 Sweat Resistant. In 1942 type D electrically heated clothing began to be issued. This is the first and only pair I have owned as they are pretty hard to come by.
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 Concealed Escape Compass - Shaving Brush
WW2 RAF Ensign Flag
WW2 RAF Forage Cap & Badge - 1943
WW2 RAF Forage Cap & Badge - Stamped D Black buttons
WW2 RAF Hurricane Model 96 Squadron RAF CHURCH FENTON
WW2 RAF Officers Pull Over Shirt
WW2 RAF Officers Side Cap Hat Badge
WW2 RAF Pilot Brevet
WW2 RAF Pilot Officer Photo
WW2 RAF \'F\' Type Bath-tub Morse Key Relic Stores ref. 10A/7741. Dark brown bakelite Morse code tapper as used on all wartime bomber aircraft. Sometimes known as the 'bath-tub' Morse key due its resemblance to a bath. Note: Relic or use for spare parts - the base of this key is missing.
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 Respirator Canvas 1939
WW2 Respirator Canvas 1940
WW2 Respirator Canvas Sieb Gorman
WW2 Respirator Civilian 1
WW2 Respirator Civilian 2
WW2 Respirator Rubber
WW2 Royal Air Force Ditching Whistle WW2 RAF ditching whistle 'snail type' normally connected to a pilots Mae West for attracting attention of would be rescuers.
WW2 Royal Military Police Belt Holster Ammo Pouch
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 Scottish Sock Garters
WW2 Set of Royal Air Force Dog Tags
WW2 Single Braces
WW2 SOE Concealed Spike - Smokers Pipe French smokers pipe 'Racine De Bruyere' with concealed hollow spike
WW2 SOE No3 Release Switch MkII A rare example of the No3 Release Switch. The body of the switch consists of a shallow channel section with open ends, and a hinged cover provided with an inclined tongue. A two leaf steel spring is attached at one end to the same upright side as the fuse adapter. A striker is fixed to the other of the the spring.This is the MKII version having the improved heavy duty spring. This particular switch has various layers of paint and is being sold as a semi relic.
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 SOE Switch No.10 Delay Mk.I This switch was developed during the latter part of the Second World War. It was also on issued to the American OSS during the war. It is likely that the American M1 Delay Firing Device was designed from this switch being modified only by fitting an American Base Coupler to it instead of the spring snout.
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 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 The Daily Telegraph 16-10-1941 - Paddy Finucane D.F.C.
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 Aluminium Luftwaffe Beaker This light weight beaker is constructed of aluminium and measure 5.5 cm in height, with a circumference of 8 cm (top) and 5 cm bottom. The Luftwaffe eagle is stamped to the bottom.
WW2 Third Reich Box of Tinies As found - an old battered box containing eight various 'so called' tinies and single photo of German troops. A great buy for anyone starting to collect or resell.
WW2 Third Reich Dress Bayonet - Unmarked A Third Reich dress bayonet without scabbard. The bayonet is in fairly good condition, with where to the nickle plating on both sides of the ricasso and along the edge of the blade - predominantly caused by the scabbard. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
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 General Assault Badge A nice example of a General Assault Badge. This is constructed in zinc and slightly convex in style, this is a non-maker marked badge. Originally given only to Assault Engineers units but then extended to include all combatant personal not entitled to either the Infantry Assault or Panzer Assault badge.
WW2 Third Reich Heer / NCO Bakelite Whistle & Lanyard Small black Bakelite whistle as used by Heer or HJ. In perfect working condition.
WW2 Third Reich Infantry Assault Badge GWL A good example of a silver infantry assault badge marked GWL for maker Gebruder Wegerhoff. This is a a heavy zinc example and wonderfully detailed. This badge was awarded to infantry who who took part in at least three infantry assaults on separate days.
WW2 Third Reich Infantry Assault Badge JFS A classic example of a bronze infantry assault badge marked JFS for maker Joseph Fiex Sohn. This is good a solid example. There is some rubbing to the guilt on the higher areas. The badge was awarded to motorised infantry who took part in at least three infantry assaults on separate days.
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 Luftwaffe Escape Compass Rarer but very similar in design to the early British escape compass. It is constructed of two beveled glass sides and an aluminium case with circular compass rose with directions in black and red on both sides. It measures approx 20mm in diameter and 6mm thick. The compass directions are in German (N-NO-O-SO-S-SW-W-NW-N). Tl of the arrow, so the part pointing South.
WW2 Third Reich 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. 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 Third Reich Narvik Shield
WW2 Third Reich NSDAP NAZI Flag or Pennant A smaller sized flag measuring 47 x 37 cm, so ideal for display. This is double sided and of multi construction - red background with applied white roundel with printed swastika. Overall, the flag is a little faded and does have some age-related marks. The 'header' is not all part of the same material (not separate white cloth) so is more likely to be some form of pennant.
WW2 Third Reich Silver Wound Badge A heavy solid example of a the Wound Badge in silver. The badge retains its original 'integral' hook (usually broken and replaced on many) and although not marked is typical of maker Gebruder Wegerhoff. The silver has been rubbed on the higher extremities. The 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 SS Silver Bullion Eagle An SS High Command Pennant Eagle that has been flat machine woven using silver bullion thread and black rayon thread on a finely woven white cloth backing. Measuring 10 x 12 cm, these were usually used on SS vehicle command pennants. Unfortunately, the white cloth backing has discoloured over time and has some brown patchy staining.
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 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 USA HBT Combat Jacket I 'believe' this to be the 1942 2nd pattern (light shade) In great condition for age with very minor field repairs. All 'thirteen star' buttons present including the two spares and the gas flap buttons under the collar. Ideal for mannequin display. Measures 22" across the chest, arm pit to arm pit & 26" long.
WW2 USA Trip Wire Reel A wooden reel wound with various grade trip wire, typically used for booby traps or to trigger perimeter waring flares. These were use right through to the Vietnam conflict. Please note the wooden reel has a chip out of it.
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 aircrews 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.
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
WW2 Working Philips Dynamo Torch A hand operated working dynamo torch. These were manufactured by Phillips in Holland, designated the type 7424 2v 0.1A. These models were used by both German as well as the British, predominantly by Air Force & Airborne troops but were also manufactured for civil use.
WW2 Wrigleys Chewing Gum Cardboard Packet A pretty rare find in the UK, an original c1940s Wrigley's Spearmint Gum cardboard box or packet. The box is in great condition for age (empty) and ideal for display or reenactment purposes.