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4 x Photos Death of Benito Mussolini & Claretta Petacci Four postcard type photos showing the aftermath of the execution of Mussolini & Claretta on 27th April 1945 by local Partisans. Their bodies were taken to Milan and hung upside down along with other Fascist supporters for a large crowd to insult and physically abuse.
Additional Photos for 50362 Note this is a 'very rare' paperback book. I am only aware of one other currently for sale @ AbeBooks.co.uk Please see additional photos for condition. Front cover loose with some tears, missing top right corner. Approx 30% of spine worn away. The internal pages of the book are in great condition. Open to sensible offers.
Additional Photos for 50364
Anglo Boar War Queens South Africa Medal x 3 Bars - South Wales Borderers Inscribed 2338 PTE. C.CROWLEY. S.WALES BORD. Awarded three bars TRANSVAAL ORANGE FREE STATE CAPE COLONY
Belgium Victory Medal - Interallied Solid full size bronze Belgium Victory Interallied Medal. Signed by Paul Dubois official type 1 (Laslo Classification) with original water mark silk ribbon.
British 1914-15 Star - Heartfordshire Yeomanry Inscribed 1480. PTE. R. J. MAYER. HERTS. YEO. Awarded to those who saw service in any theatre of war between 05-Aug-14 & 31-Dec-1915, other than those who already qualified for the 1914 Star.
British 1914-15 Star - Royal Army Medical Corp Inscribed 33438. PTE. F. W. GREEN, R.A.M.C. Awarded to those who saw service in any theatre of war between 05-Aug-14 & 31-Dec-1915, other than those who already qualified for the 1914 Star.
British Army Infantry Warrant Class II Sword Belt
British Army Warrant Class II Infantry Officers Leather Sword Belt - Kings Crown A great example of a Warrant Class II infantry officers leather sword belt with heavy brass fittings. The belt is in great condition ans shows very little sign of use. Total length 42". This requires shoulder straps to complete, so priced accordingly.
British MKI Marching Compass - T.G.Co.Ltd. British magnetic marching compass - serial number B191585. Maker T.G.Co.Ltd in perfect working order.
British Sam Brown Leather Sword Frog A good example of a Sam Browne officers leather sword frog with brass fittings. This frog show very little sign of use.
British War & Victory Medal Pair - Machine Gun Corp Pair of medals awarded to 107241 PTE. C.R.WALKER M.G.C. Both medals in nice condition with original generous length water marked silk ribbon.
British War & Victory Medal Pair - North Devon Fusiliers G.ROBINSON Pair of medals awarded to 4171 PTE. G. G. ROBINSON NORTH'D FUS. Both medals uncleaned n with original length of water marked silk ribbon.
British WW2 Plasfort Bakelite Helmet Black bakelite helmet marked. Liner & leather chin strap in good condition. Manufactured from Composite/Bakelite material, commercially produced for use by civilians $ Civil Defence Organisations.Note: there is a small chip/nick out of the rim reflected in price.
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 Period Yugoslavian M56 Magazine Pouch A beautifully made four cell magazine pouch complete with strap and utility pouch. The latter would have been used for the M56 machine pistol. Each cell is capable of housing an MP40 magazine and may be of use to a reenactor.
COPY - HJ BELT ASSMAN
COPY - JFS HEER BELT
COPY - WW2 Luftwaffe Belt & Buckle - JFS
Fee French Parachute Wings
Flemish Volunteers - Rexist Honour Badge No 499 Belgium Wallonian Rexist Honour Badge known as their "Blood Order" badge with Burgundian cross and crusader sword through the centre. Many members joined the Belgium foreign volunteer units and fought with the Waffen-SS. The badge was awarded to party members who were either wounded or made a special sacrifice on behalf of the party. This badge stamped with the serial number 499 to the reverse.
Flemish Volunteers - Rexit Party Measuring 48 (h) x 39 (w) mm. Weight 16.1 g. Bravoure Honneur Fidelite.
GENERAL ASSAULT
German DRL Sports Badge Bronze A great tombac example of this badge, marked H. Wernstein,, Jena Lorstedt DRGM 33918. Between 1914 and 1933, the German Sports Badge was issued for the completion of various physical tests.
GERMAN POLIZI
GERMAN POLIZI BADGE
Graphic Photos - Dead Japanese Four photos that appear to have been removed from same album . Three photos are very graphic depicting dead and mutilated Japanese.
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.
Kriegsmarine E-Boat Badge 2nd Pat by A.G.M.u.K Originally E-Boat crews (Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen) received the same badge as the Destroyers, this changed on 1941 with the E-Boat offensive picking up. There are two versions 1st & 2nd, this being the latter and marked A.G.M.u.K GABLONZ
Late WW2 US Aviators Flak Vest - BUAER I have not come across one of these before and have been advised that it is a late 1945 model aviators flak jacket that was used throughout Korea and Vietnam. Made by the Berger Brothers Company for the Bureau of Aeronautics United States Navy. This effectively comes in two parts (back 8.2 LB & front 7.9 LB) and is clipped together by two 'lift the dot' fasteners on each shoulder. *** Heavy Item ~ 7 Kg **** P&P UK Mainland £15, Europe £19
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 1Kg Incendiary Bomb - Dated 1936 Great example of a standard 1 Kg Luftwaffe Incendiary Bomb. As well as the date there are various marks as Luftwaffe acceptance stamps. As well as the body, the tail fin is undamaged held on by one screw. *** UK shipping only ***
Luftwaffe 1KG Incendiary Bomb - Dated 1938 Great example, head screws off to reveal internal firing mechanism. Nicely marked numerous Luftwaffe acceptance stamps (stick eagle 6) etc. *** UK shipping only ***
Luftwaffe ELZAZ Fuse & Bakelite Container Fuse and container marked. Luftwaffe acceptance stamp (stick eagle 57) Bakelite 2L Container marked 1940 6 KB with no chips or cracks. *** 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 Flak Badge Good detailed version of the Luftwaffe Flake Badge. Measuring 45 (h) x 65 (w) mm. Weight 38.2 g. 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.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Air to Ground Bronze Cased
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Bomber Bronze by Junker A grate detailed claps as you would expect from such a prestigious maker Marked C.E.JUNKER BERLIN SW 69. Worn by heavy, medium and dive bomber pilots.
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 Glider Silver Luftwaffe Transport & Glider Squadron Clasp (Frontflugspange fur Transportflieger) Awarded for 60 missions. Measuring 23 (h) x 70 (w) mm. Weight 16.4 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 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.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Reconnaissance Silver Great example of a Luftwaffe Reconnaissance / Air Sea Rescue / Meteorologist spang in silver. Silver grade awarded for sixty operational flights. None maker marked.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Transport / Glider - Silver Grade 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 Ground Assault Badge A nice solid example of the Luftwaffe ground assault or ground combat badge, maker mark on back.This badge was awarded to participants in three actions on different days with the enemy.
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 Steel Belt Buckle & Tab Berlin 1942 Luftwaffe belt buckle and tab. Buckle marked RZM 35/36 for Overhoff & Cie. Tab marked Schambach & Co Berlin 1942
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.
M1952-A Armour Vest or Flak Jacket - Large The M1952-A flak jacket saw continuous service during Vietnam as well as Korea, harder to source and more desirable than the M69. The Vest is dated 12-Feb-1953 and fabricated from 12 piles of ballistic nylon, weighing 8½ pounds with epaulettes; a zip front closure and adjustable elastic draw cords on each side, hand grenade hangers over both cargo pockets, the left one of which contains a pen compartment. *** Heavy Item ~ 5 Kg *** P&P UK Mainland £14, Europe £18
Mein Kampf - 1939-42 English - Illustrated Version Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. Unexpurgated edition profusely illustrated. Hutchinson & Co Publishers, in association with Hurst & Blackett, Ltd London Publishers. This was published up until 1942 when, ironically, the press was destroyed by a German air raid, first published March 1938. Not 'perfect', however if you have not read Mein Kampf and you want an investment, this is for you. English version 584 pages and profusely illustrated.
Mein Kampf - 1941 German - Wedding Edition Nice example of Adolph Hitlers 'Mein Kampf' German wedding edition dated 1941.
MEIN KAMPF 2
Military Engineering (Pt.I) Field Defences, 1908 Military Engineering (Part 1) Field Defences 1908 - Official Copy. Fascinating manual with instructions and over 60 detailed illustrations (plates) for the building of field defences, trenches, obstacles, trip alarms etc.
MINE CAMPF
More Photos Item 50289 WW2 RAF B Type Flying Helmet – 1939
More Photos Item 50295 WW2 RAF C Type Flying Helmet & Long Loom
More Photos Item 50297 WW2 RAF C Type Flying Helmet - 1st Pattern
Object Identified - Avro Shackleton MR3 At last I have manged to identify the control column stock No 50379. This is part of the control column of the Avro Shackleton MR3. The Shackleton was a long range maritime patrol aircraft primarily used by RAF Coastal Command. If you are interested in purchasing this item, please contact me.
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 WW2 British Paratrooper Bullion Blazer Patch 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.
RAF / USAF M-357-A Gibson Girl Survival Dinghy Box Kite This kite would be part of the RAF & USAF standard dinghy survival kit. Take down design and being made of tubular steel and sailcloth, these were used to hoist the aerial cable for the hand cranked 'Gibson Girl' radio.
RAF 1944 Photos \'Operation Jericho\' Amiens Prison Break The French resistance notified London of the imminent execution of French resistance fighters. A squadron of Mosquitoes was sent on a mission to breach the wall to allow a mass prison break. 1) Model used to brief aircrew 2) aftermath of bombing 3) 1950 reconstruction of bombing at Farnborough. Each photo has a full description's on the back, with two being Air Ministry Photographs (Crown Copyright) In addition cuttings from a French paper - which is possibly what these were used for. Immortalised in the film by British Pathe 'The Jail Breakers'
RAF Communication Jack Plug - 10/H9466652 Communication jack plug as used in conjunction with wired headphones.
RAF Headphones AM 10A/12401 - Replica
RAF Post War - Trousers Home Dress 1957 Trousers No.2 Home Dress - Size 8. Height 5.7-5.8". Waist 33" Seat 38-39" Leg Seam 30.5". Made by L. Silberston & Sons 1957. Good condition, ideal for display or re-enactment.
RAF Type M Mk 2 Oxygen Mask & Type 71 Microphone Black rubber mask with fabric harness & 'butterfly' clip fastener. Typically used for early age jets i.e. Hunters, Javelins, V-Bombers and Lighting's. It also comes with the inner hygiene/condensation mask. The masks rubber, harness and wiring loom are all in good condition.
Repro - WW1 1907 Pattern Bayonet - Wilkinson This is one of two bayonets (no scabbard) used as a display filler. A British 1907 pattern bayonet marked Wilkinson 1907 on the ricasso & some acceptance stamps. The pommel is marked 141. O.C.T.U. 3. Ideal for the reenactor. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
Repro - WW1 British 1907 Pattern Bayonet This is one of two bayonets (no scabbard) used as a display filler. A British 1907 pattern bayonet marked Wilkinson 1907 on the ricasso & some acceptance stamps. It is minus one handle screw. Ideal for the reenactor. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
SILVER PANZER ASSAULT
SOE Clandestine Hat Pin Acquired during my recent pilgrimage trip to Normandy. Clandestine assassination dagger disguised as a hat pin. This is the larger cruder solid spike type, designed to be thrust just behind or in the ear. The spike measures 23 cm in length. It has very minor surface rust having been stored in a shed, although this will clean up I will leave this to the future buyer. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
South Atlantic Medal - Welsh Guards - Sir Galahad Purchased at a specialist military auction, this mounted medal was awarded to Guardsman 24513943 Guardsman J A Hughes of the Welsh Guards. This was listed purportedly stating that Hughes was on the Sir Galahad at the time of the infamous attack in Port Pleasant (Bluff Cove) on 08-Jun-82, although I do not haven any provenance to substantiate this. However, I am sure there are collectors out there that have more resources at hand to validate this.
SS ALLGEMEINE SLEEVE DIAMOND
SS COLAR PATCH
Third Reich - Early Model Hitler Youth Dagger An early example of a HJ dagger. The blade retains its profile i.e. minimal sharpening and is etched with the HJ motto 'Blut und Ehre' (Blood and Honour). The Puma logo is crisp and clear. The ricasso is missing its leather gasket but is easily replaced. Bakelite grips and enamel badge are in good condition. The scabbard and fixing are also in good condition, there are signs of some re-painting of the scabbard where there has been some previous paint loss. *** Proof of age, over 18 required ***
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 1941 Norway Diary - SS Photos German issued diary for Norway dated 1941 (Jarbuch). Diary entries primarily between 01-Jan-41 to 27-Feb-41. Contained in the front inside pocket is two photographs of German SS troops (presuming the owner) in addition the name and address page has been filled out - so possibility to carry out further research.
Third Reich 25 Year Faithful Service Medal With Box Third Reich 25 year faithful service cross complete with box of issue by maker Rudolph A. Karneth, Gablonze.
Third Reich Anti Partisan - Bronze Measuring 55 (h) x 46 (w) mm. Weight 26 g. No makers marks. Hollow back.
Third Reich Box For 25 Year Faithful Service Cross
Third Reich DJ Jungvolk Buckle A Deutsche's Jungvolk buckle constructed from die struck brass and nickel-silver plate, except for the single Sigrune. There remains a very faint raised RZM marking but unable to make out more. Unfortunately the buckle loop is missing. Nice display piece or filler - priced appropriately.
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 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 / HJ Bakelite Whistle & Lanyard Small black Bakelite whistle as used by Heer NCO and HJ. In perfect working condition.
Third Reich Heer Cloth Cap Badge
Third Reich Heer K98 Matching No\'s Bayonet & Scabbard With Frog This is a matching bayonet & scabbard marked 9708 b, BERG&CO 40. The leather frog is in good supple condition. The bakelite grip has one replaced screw and the blade has been signs of sharpening, however this has not affected its profile. The scabbard has some surface rust but will clean up nicely. Various Waffenampt markings. Ideal for the young or new collector and priced accordingly. Bayonet marked 9708 b BERG&CO 40. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
Third Reich Heer Marksman Lanyard Second pattern marksman lanyard in fantastic condition. Constructed of aluminium cords, plated with an affixed badge. The back of the cord is lined with artificial silk which is slightly grubby from wear. Worn from the right shoulder board to the second tunic button.
Third Reich Heer Officers M35 Map Case - 1939 LBA A honest example of an M35 map case marked LBA 1939 Henseler & Co on the inside of the flap. The leather is in good supple condition and both closure strap and belt loops (inc buckles) all in good order. The pencil and eraser pull tabs are missing. I am including the map it came with (Drosendorf)
Third Reich Helpers Arm Band Third Reich helpers yellow cotton arm band with neatly woven black eagle. Faint ink acceptance stamp visible.
Third Reich Hitler Youth - BDM Bevo Sleeve Patch A beautiful example of this iconic sleeve badge. This is a non-issued Bevo weave example with integrated woven GES. GESCH.
Third Reich Hitler Youth Arm Band A nice early example of a Hitler Youth armband being a woven, multi-construction example. This is a little grubby demonstrating that it most certainly has been worn.
Third Reich Hitler Youth Buckle – Assmann Good example of a Hitler Youth stamped steel belt buckle by Assmann & Sohne. The buckle retains clear makers stamps i.e. Assmann logo (A&S) GES.GESCH. to the rear.
Third Reich Hitler Youth Buttons x 16 Sixteen various HJ / DJ buttons ideal for uniform renovation. All buttons are marked on the front with HJ DJ. Set of 5 x metal buttons backs marked RZM M5/216. Set of 4 x brown plastic buttons backs marked RZM A.9.4 (plus odd button). Remaining buttons all RZM marked on the back.
Third Reich Hitler Youth Dagger - Wilhelm Halbach Nice example of a Hitler Youth dagger by Wilhelm Halbach, Solingen. Nickel-plated handle with black bakelite grip plates. Original attached HJ diamond. Fine steel blade with etched motto "Blut und Ehre!". Maker marked (logo) and "Ges.Geschützt" marked. M 7/35 Original black factory painted scabbard (about 90%). The leather 'appears' to be marked "LFS" *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
Third Reich Hitler Youth Identity Documnets x 3 Set of three Hitler Youth identity documents all belonging to the same youth.
Third Reich Hitler Youth Membership Badge A final version of the HJ (Hitlerjugend) enamel membership badge with the standard coke bottle pin. The badge is marked RZM M1/8. The badge is in nice condition with no chips to the enamel
Third Reich Hitler Youth Membership Badge Final Version A final version of the HJ (Hitlerjugend) enamel membership badge with the standard coke bottle pin. The badge is marked RZM M1/170. The badge is in good condition, however has slight chip on the edge of the white enamel. Priced appropriately - good starter badge or filler.
Third Reich Hitler Youth Membership Badge Final Version A final version of the HJ (Hitlerjugend) enamel membership badge with the standard coke battle pin. The badge is marked RZM M1/8. The badge is in nice condition with no chips to the enamel
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 Infantry Assault - Bronze by Zimmerman Measuring 61 (h) x 48 (w) mm. Weight 20.1 g. Makers mark on back FZS (Fritz Zimmerman) Lovely detail but has lost most of its bronze (or gold) wash.
Third Reich Iron Cross 1st Class - Steinhauer & Luck A good example of the Iron Cross 1st Class by Steinhauer & Luck. No rubbing to high areas and all black paint remains. Wide tapering pin to the reverse marked 4.
Third Reich Iron Cross 1st Class by Wilhelm Deumer Good example of the Iron Cross 1st Class by Wilhelm Deumer. Tapered pin, bottom of cross marked L/11.Most black paint remains with slight tarnishing to silver edges (uncleaned).
Third Reich Iron Cross Case - LDO ?
Third Reich Kreigsmarine Breast Eagle Third Reich Kreigsmarine breast eagle badge, still attached cloth from original uniform. The badge has some staining and price reflects this.
Third Reich Kuban Shield
Third Reich Luftwaffe M40 Helmet Relic Acquired during my recent pilgrimage to Normandy. . M40 helmet (shell only) inside stamped Q64 to the side and what 'looks like' T699 ? at the back. There is a projectile entry hole to the front and an exit hole to the back with the shell suffering some impact trauma cracks. There is minimal rusting and 'traces' of the Luftwaffe decal still visible, suggesting that the helmet has not been recently 'ground dug'.
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 Mothers Cross Silver - 2nd Pattern The Cross of Honour of the German Mother. Awarded to mothers of larger families in several classes depending upon the number of children (silver 6 to 7 children).
Third Reich Nazi Propaganda Book 1944 - Wofur Kampfen Wir A very rare German paperback containing 144 pages. Many black and white illustrations, specifically glorifying the Aryan race. Includes several map illustrations. A substantial document intended for the German officer class in an attempt to boost moral. Reich. Opens with facsimile reprint of a three-page letter signed by Adolph Hitler, dated 8 January, 1944. (For clarity, please note that Hitler did not sign this copy.) Next is a two-page contribution by Alfred Rosenberg. Balance of book is divided into the following sections: Das Judentum (Judaism), Der Bolschewismus (Bolshevism), England, Amerika (America), Entwicklung und Ziel (Development and Target). A rare surviving copy of this revealing document.
Third Reich NSDAP Arm Band A good early worn example of a Nazi Party armband being of multi-construction cotton with separately applied woven swastika on cotton backing.
Third Reich NSDAP Enamel Party Badge A great example of early enamelled version of the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) party badge marked RZM M1/101 (Gustav Brehmer). The enamel is in great condition with colours remaining bright.
Third Reich NSDAP Enamel Party Badge A great example of early enamelled version of the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) party badge marked RZM M1/101 (Gustav Brehmer). The enamel is in great condition with colours remaining bright. This badge came with a box of German Winterhilfswerk Tinnies that I am selling separately - Lot 50357.
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
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 Pocket Photo Album
Third Reich RLB Cloth Sleeve Badge This is a salty example of an R.L.B or Luftschutz bevo weave sleeve badge which has been removed from uniform and shows obvious signs of wear. This badge came with a 2nd class medal (for sale lot 5020) and a Luftschutz helmet (sold)
Third Reich RLB Luftschultz Medal 2nd Class Awarded for merit in the German Civil Defence or R.L.B. this being the 2nd class version. Obverse reads "Fur Verdienste im Luftschutz" (For Merit in Civil Defence)
Third Reich SA Sports Badge by R. Sieper & Sohn Originally issued in 1935 and awarded for passing one test, Hitler later decreed (1937) that in order to ensure military fitness to advanced level. Marked EIGENTUM DES OBERSTEN SA FURHRUNG R. SIEPER & SOHNE LUDENSCHEID. This badge has been slight bent presumably to better fit the soldiers uniform. Prices appropriately.
Third Reich SS 8 Year Long Service Medal Cased
Third Reich SS Arm Band With Tag
Third Reich SS Officers Runic Collar Tab A Waffen-SS officers collar tab with silver embroidered runes on a black wool backing and silver embroidered border. The buckram backing has been removed which was the practice by some SS (to keep the collar supple). The latter being a similar SS practice to removing cap stiffeners (resulting in the classic crusher cap).
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 Italian Division Arm Shield A nice example of the Waffen-SS Italian Volunteer Shield as worn by the 29. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS. Black wool with embroidered Fascist axe bundle emblem, neatly embroidered in red and yellow thread. Some traces of paper backing or possibly where previously attached to card, part of a private collection.
Third Reich Waffen-SS Cap Skull Waffen-SS EM/NCO Cap Skull (large type) BeVo style machine embroidered in fine quality silvery-grey thread on black rayon backing. This badge has been removed from a cap and show some wear as well as some staining rust or blood ? - reflected in price.
Third Reich War Merit Cross with Swords 1st Class by Klein & Quenzer Cased 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 however the case is rather tatty & missing its catch hence price.
Third Reich War Merit Cross Without Swords 1st Class by Descheler & Sohn A good example of the War Merit Cross 1st class without swords, marked 1 on pin for Descheler & Sohn.
Third Reich West Wall Medal With Packet Third Reich West Wall medal with original packet of issue. Both medal and ribbon are in excellent condition. Issued to those that designed and built the military installations and defences.
Third Reich Wound Badge Gold by L24 Cased Gold Wound Badge marked L24 on back for Fritz Zimmermann of Stuttgart. Nice solid detailed badge housed in its original LDO case. Awarded for being wounded five or more times (Could be awarded posthumously)
USA 1944 Dated Suspenders These US made canvass suspenders were also used during the Korean war to support both the BAR and the dismounted cartridge belt. Each strap is marked with the same maker CTA and dated 1944. Note the metal strap end crimps and spring snap hooks have rusted but this does not affect their integrity.
USA 1st Battalion Ranger Knife Nice solid example of a 1st Battalion Rangers Knife. These knifes were reputedly designed in Australia for the American market having a typical 'Bowie' style blade. The 'cog guard/ is of solid cast brass construction giving the knife an impressive overall weight of just under 2 Lbs. This particular example was manufactured by Case Cutlery Company who produced knifes for the military and were famed for the manufacture of the V-44 Fighting Knife. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
USA 30 Round Thompson Magazine - Seymour Products Co This is a 30 round Thompson magazine produced by Seymour Products Co Connecticut. The magazine comes with two inert .45 rounds for display purposes. *** UK Shipping Only ***
USA 30 Round Thompson Magazine - Seymour Products Co This is a 30 round Thompson magazine produced by Seymour Products Co Connecticut. The magazine comes with two inert .45 rounds for display purposes. *** UK Shipping Only ***
USA Carlisle Bandage & Canvas Pouch This is a British made pouch made by Finnigans Ltd 1944 and comes with an unopened Carlisle Bandage with Crystalline Sulfanilamide in its green tin, made by The Kendall Company - Chicago.
USA Fuel-Tablet for \'C\' Rations - Wood Alcohol This is an unopened tin of wood alcohol use for heating a meal for up to five men or six individual meals using ''C'' rations. Made by Hotel Research Laboratories New York. POISON. *** Proof of age (over 18) required
USA M1 10\" Garand Bayonet Nice example of an American M1943 Bayonet fibreglass scabbard (Technically a shortened M1905 bayonet, designated the M1) The bayonet is 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 US Ordnance logo. *** Proof of age (over 18) required ***
USA M1910 Dismounted Cartridge Belt US clearly stamped on the front right pouch.There are ink stamps to the back, presumably makers mark and date but too feint to make out. The left pouch appears to have had a field repaired to the 'male' catch, so priced appropriately.
USA M1910 Dismounted Water Canteen & Cover Aluminium canteen with bakelite screw cap and retaining chain, marked US G P & F CO 1944 on the bottom. The carrier is marked U.S. on the front and marked Baker-Lockwood Mfg. Co 1941 or 44? at the bottom on the back.
USA M1910 Dismounted Water Canteen, Cup & Cover Aluminium canteen with black Bakelite screw cap with retaining chain. Marked U.S. A.G.M.CO. 1943 Aluminium cup with folding 'locking' handle marked U.S. E.A.CO 1943.
USA M1916 .45 Colt Leather Pistol Holster - Graton Knight This is a rare original M1916 holster made by G & K (Graton Knight Manufacturing Co of Massachusetts) dated 1918. The holster is in great condition and has a beautiful patina. It is embossed U S on the front of the flap, and G. & K 1918 A.G on the back. These holsters were worn with the M1936 pistol belt.
USA M1928 Haversack - Doughboy Pack This is a US made M1928 Haversack marked US and made by Atlas MFG.Co 1942. The haversack retains all its straps and ladder buckles with good clean canvas. This is the best haversack I have owned, especially with such an early date, excellent condition.
USA M1928 Meatcan Pouch This is a standard US made canvas M1928 Meatcan Pouch used to house the standard US Meatcan. I am unable to make out makers mark and date stamp, however the underside of the buckle is marked Waterbury Buckle Co. This is in great condition and does not appear to have been used.
USA M1928 Pack Carrier This is a US made version of the canvass M1928 pack carrier. that were used in conjunction with the M1928 haversack. The carrier is marked US with maker B.B. Co 1944. The underside of the buckles are marked with a 'P'. The condition indicates that it has not been or has had very little use.
USA M1936 Pistol or Revolver Belt This appears to be a 'British' made M1936 Pistol Belt along with first aid packet holder. The belt is marked US on the front left side next to the ammo belt fastener. The medical packet holder is marked US on the front and J.G.M.D 1944 Snap for magazine pocket. This is a 'well used salty' example with surface rust to some of the alloy components, ideal for display.
USA M1938 Dismounted Leggings The leggings are heavily stamped, although feint you can see they are a Size 3 R manufactured on 5th June 1944. These are in great condition retaining all eight hooks, laces and friction buckles.
USA M1942 Standard Issue Meatcan This is filed used aluminium M1942 issue Meatcan with the steel handle marked US T.A.U.Co. 1941. Presumably same handle used for previous models of Meatcan.
USA M1943 Entrenching Tool & Carrier A good example of the M1943 Entrenching tool - collapsible spade with the 2nd Pattern Carrier M1943 maker V.C.CO 1944. The Entrenching tool is marked CAO GENIE on the blade, which was used as a shovel or a pick.
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 tin is in good unopened condition. *** Proof of age (over 18) required ***
USA Mitchell Pattern Helmet Cover - Vietnam Era Developed during the Korean War, the reversible Mitchell pattern camouflage consisted of a green leaf 'summer' design with a brown cloud 'winter' pattern on the underside. It was first used in 1953 as the camouflage for the Marine Corps shelter half. The Mitchell pattern helmet cover was introduced in 1959 and was used by Marines and Army troops throughout the Vietnam War. The helmet cover featured buttonholes for attaching foliage and early versions had shallow cut flaps, which necessitated an additional slot for the helmet strap.
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.
USA Thompson Canvas Five Cell Magazine Pouch This is a great example of the canvas five cell magazine pouch designed to take the smaller 20 round magazines. The pouch is in excellent condition with fully functional 'KlikiT' pull catches. The back of the pouch is marked U.S. with feint makers mark and date - the latter looks to be 1943?
USMC M-53 Armour Lower Torso Fragmentation Protective Also known as 'Flak Diapers', these were standardised on 18-Jun-53 after successful testing by the USMC 1st Division in Korea and were designed to be worn with the M1952 flak vest. Typically worn by Marine Corps air-crewmen i.e. door gunners to protect against ground fire. Worn throughout Vietnam as well as Korea. I have not come across one of these in the UK before. UK Mainland P&P £7 Europe P&P £14
Vietnam Era USAF Survival Rations & Accoutrements Consisting of; tourniquet, food ration (12 starch jelly candies, 1 piece fruit cake, 3 vitamin tablets) magnesium fire starter, shark repellent, paper chemical agent detector, cloth in air tight container and compressed sponge. All in original boxes/containers.
Vietnam Era USAF Survival Vest USAF Vietnam era survival vest. Vest, survival, nylon, mesh. Size large, Lancer Clothing Corp - USAF Drawing No 9601596. Scovill zipper and 'pull the dot' poppers.
WW1 / WW2 Officers Leather Webley Holster A field used Sam Browne holster for the .455 Webley revolver (flap version). The stitching is in good order and there are no rips or tears to the retaining strap and brass closure boss is secure.There is a name written on the underside of the flap which I presume was the original owner.
WW1 British 1907 Pattern Bayonet, Scabbard & Frog Nice example of a British 1907 Pattern Bayonet, Scabbard & Frog all in very good condition. Ricasso marked Wilkinson 1906 16 - with Royal Cypher for George V. Other side marked with broad arrow, cross rifles and other ordnance acceptance stamps. The scabbards leather is in great condition as is throat & chape. Apart from the broad arrow I am unable make out the other ink stamps on the frog. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW1 British Victory Medal - Durham Light Infantry Inscribed 3416 PTE J.H.ROWNTREE. DURH.L.I. Issued to all who had already got the 1914 or 1914-15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal.
WW1 British Victory Medal - K.R.R.C. Inscribed R-7529 PTE.J.LEWIS. K.R.R.C. Issued to all who had already got the 1914 or 1914-15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal. J.LEWIS
WW1 British War & Victory Medal Pair - Middlesex Regt Inscribed 34002 PTE. L.G.BRANDON. MIDD'X R. 1914-15 Star awarded to those who saw service in any theatre of war between 05-Aug-14 & 31-Dec-1915, other than those who already qualified for the 1914 Star. Victory Medal Issued to all who had already got the 1914 or 1914-15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal.
WW1 British War & Victory Medal Pair - Royal Artillery Inscribed 198482 GNR. H.RUMSEY. R.A. 1914-15 Star awarded to those who saw service in any theatre of war between 05-Aug-14 & 31-Dec-1915, other than those who already qualified for the 1914 Star. Victory Medal Issued to all who had already got the 1914 or 1914-15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal.
WW1 British War & Victory Medal Pair - Royal Artillery Inscribed 183502 GNR.E.COOK. R.A. 1914-15 Star awarded to those who saw service in any theatre of war between 05-Aug-14 & 31-Dec-1915, other than those who already qualified for the 1914 Star. Victory Medal Issued to all who had already got the 1914 or 1914-15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal.
WW1 British War & Victory Medal Pair - Royal Engineers Inscribe 269257 2.CPL. F.MORKET. R.E. 1914-15 Star awarded to those who saw service in any theatre of war between 05-Aug-14 & 31-Dec-1915, other than those who already qualified for the 1914 Star. Victory Medal Issued to all who had already got the 1914 or 1914-15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal.
WW1 British War & Victory Medal Pair - Royal Fusiliers Inscribed 33455 PTE. E.HOLTON. R.FUS. 1914-15 Star awarded to those who saw service in any theatre of war between 05-Aug-14 & 31-Dec-1915, other than those who already qualified for the 1914 Star. Victory Medal Issued to all who had already got the 1914 or 1914-15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal.
WW1 British War Medal - R.A.F. Gibson Full size 1914-1918 British War Medal awarded to 201879 CPL E.A.GIBSON R.A.F.
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. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW1 Christmas Card from the King & Queen A nice original post card sized Christmas 1914 best wishes card bearing the photograph of the King and Queen on the front. The back has the message “With our best wishes for Christmas 1914. May God protect you and bring you home safe’ and each of their signatures. I am not sure if this was sent separately or folded and added as part of the contents of the 1914 Christmas gift tin?
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 Mod 17 Egg Grenade A WW1 inert German Egg Grenade (Eierhandgranate) fitted with fuse. These were used by German forces during the First World War and introduced early in 1917 as an alternative to the Kugel and Stick grenade. The lighter smaller compact design allowed the thrower the ability to be more accurate and throw the grenade at much greater distances.
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 Letter From the King to MGC Prisoner & Interesting Artifacts All came in QM tin. A letter from King George to a soldier of the Machine Gun Corps 'rescued' from captivity. Also a Queen Mary tin containing MGC badges but interestingly some German items including a photo of a German soldier with his wife, a bank note, and Imperial tunic button. Sadly the person I bought from has not further information of value, do not want to break up as worthy of further research.
WW1 Medal Trio & Princess Mary Tin J.Neal R.Fusiliers Set of three mounted WW1 medals awarded to 280698 PTE. J.NEAL R.FUS - The 1914-15 Star is inscribed on the back 2628 PTE. J. NEAL. 4-LOND.R. Comes with Princess Mary Tin & Letter dated March 21st 1916 - 2/4 Batt. C.O.L. Regt. Royal Fusiliers.
WW1 No.23 MkI Mills Bomb & Firing Rod A good example of No.23 MkI Mills grenade. It retains its original; pin & ring, striker lever, striker, centre piece and base plug with firing rod. The base plug is marked No.23 MkII. No other identifying marks. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW1 No.23 MkI Mills Bomb 1916 Good clean example of a WW1 No.23 MkI Mills grenade. Retains its original striker, pin (no ring) and brass base plug. The latter is marked No. 23 I 1916 *K* for A. Kenrick & Sons, West Bromwich. The external side of the base plug is threaded in order to take a firing rod if required. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW1 No.23 MKII Mills Bomb A good example of No.23 MkI Mills grenade. It retains its original; pin & ring, striker lever, striker, centre piece and a No.5 Mk1 brass base plug. No other identifying marks. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW1 Princess Mary 1914 Christmas Tin - Empty A good example of a Princess Mary tin that formed part of the gift given to British, Colonial and Indian Armed Forces for Christmas Day 1914. These tins were filled with various items, including tobacco, confectionery, spices etc. The tin is in great condition with only an inscription scratched on the inside lid - Sgt D. Sullivan
WW1 Princess Mary Tin Lid - Bullet Lodged More of a museum piece, an amazing first world war artefact. The lid has been ripped off by a bullet with the projectile remaining firmly lodged. The lid comes with an attached 1914-18 war medal inscribed 8946 PTE. R. WRIGHT. MANCH. R. Presumably the latter being the original owner at the time of this event, certainly worth some research.
WW1 Trench Periscope Mk IX - 1917 Made by R&J Beck Ltd and dated 1917 with serial number 11140. The periscope is in good working order and retains most of its original field paint.
WW1 USA 1917 Pattern Remington Bayonet Being sold as a 'semi relic' a 1917 pattern Remington bayonet, no scabbard. The blade retains a fairly 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 ***
WW1 USA 1917 Pattern Remington Bayonet & Scabbard A 1917 pattern bayonet and scabbard. The blade retains its profile, whilst the ricasso is marked 1917 Remington & the other side bares the flaming grenade ordnance logo above US and the number 12. Bayonet catch is in good working order. The leather scabbard remains supple, whilst the 'mouthpiece' and 'ferrule' have some surface rust. I have left it in its original found state but should clean up nicely. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW2 1 X Luftwaffe Single Yellow Flare Luftwaffe inert flare cartridges, with makers mark cbl (Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke AG) . Rauchspurpatrone Gelb (Yellow smoke flare cartridge). Flare pistols were carried by both fighter and bomber crews for use with signal, parachute and smoke flares. Cartridges were typically worn around the waist or legs on belts or 'bandolier'. All but one's production and use by date are clearly visible.
WW2 1939-1945 Star
WW2 3 X Luftwaffe Flare Cartridges Red Four Luftwaffe inert flare cartridges, with makers mark cbl (Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke AG) . Rauchspurpatrone Rot (Red smoke flare cartridge). Flare pistols were carried by both fighter and bomber crews for use with signal, parachute and smoke flares. Cartridges were typically worn around the waist or legs on belts or 'bandolier'. All but one's production and use by date are clearly visible.
WW2 4 x Luftwaffe Flare Cartridges Blue Four Luftwaffe inert flare cartridges, with makers mark cbl (Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke AG) . Rauchspurpatrone Blau (Blue smoke flare cartridge). Flare pistols were carried by both fighter and bomber crews for use with signal, parachute and smoke flares. Cartridges were typically worn around the waist or legs on belts or 'bandolier'. All but one's production and use by date are clearly visible.
WW2 Africa Star
WW2 Africa Star
WW2 All-In Fighting by W.E. Fairbairn - 1st Edition All-In Fighting (Faber & Faber, London 1942) is aimed at military personnel and, not surprisingly against the German soldier. As can be seen by the uniforms in the illustrations throughout the book. This is probably the most significant book to both collectors of the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife as well as Smachete. A rarer copy of this book being a 1st edition having its original dust jacket. Overall the book is in fair read condition.
WW2 Aluminium RAF Benevolent or Victory Bell These Bells were made by the Buckinghamshire Die-Casting Co. of Burnham Bucks using aluminium alloy from destroyed German aircraft. The heads of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin form part of the cast with the handle bearing a large V. All sale proceeds went to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
WW2 Arctic Star
WW2 Atlantic Star
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 British 39 Pattern Entrenching Tool & Cover A 1939 Pattern entrenching tool and carrier. Includes the Mk II Helve incorporating a fitting for the No.4 spike bayonet (G.W.T. 1945) with blade is dated 44. The canvas carrier is clearly dated 1943.
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 1944 size 4. In great condition, no rips or tears, fully working zipper.
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 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 loose its integrity.
WW2 British Army Canvas Holster M.E.CO 1943 Nice example of canvas holster for the Webley. Clearly stamped and dated.
WW2 British Army DLR No. 5 Headphones Webbing marked JFP 1941. These headphones were used in conjunction with No. 38 Mk. II short range transmitter and receiver.
WW2 British Army Nurses Anti-Mosquito Spats Size 3 W 1945 Spats, Mosquito Size 3 W - maker John Wear & Co 1945. The ankles are one of the most prone areas for mosquito bites. These spats were designed to protect the ankles and so help avoid the contagion of Malaria. These are in unworn condition.
WW2 British Army Officers Canvas Pistol Holster Pat 37 canvas Webley holster in unused perfect condition. Stamped M.E.Co. 1943 with crows foot.
WW2 British Army Pat 37 Officers Canvas Haversack - 1943 This example of an officers haversack in great condition showing little sign of use with both snap fasteners in good working order and there are no rips or tears tot he internal compartments. The bag is marked CP. L.W 43. with the crows foot.
WW2 British Army Water Canteen British Mk VI water bottle and earlier type 'skeleton' carrier.
WW2 British Collins Legitimus Machete & Sheath 1943 A US Legitimus machete marked with Collins & Co made in the USA - The blade measures 37.5 cm. Comes with a leather scabbard marked. Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW2 British Emergency Ration Tin - Unopened Emergency Ration / Purpose of Contents / To be consumed only when no other rations of any kind are procurable / To Open / strip off band insert coin in corner groove and turn / NOTICE: not to be opened except by order of an officer. R & Co. Ltd Pkd, 9/43.
WW2 British Field Service Cap - 1942 Originally designed for wear during field operations and widely adopted in 1939 being replace by the Khaki beret in 1943. The hat is in good clean condition with minimal signs of wear with general service buttons. The inside is clearly dated 1942 with WD crown.
WW2 British Helmet - Bullet Hole Mk II helmet with original dessert colour paint - appears to have a unit or of red cross sign painted on one side. The helmet has been hit by a projectile entering from top.
WW2 British Machete & Leather Sheath - Sheffield
WW2 British Military Soap Tin & Unused Bar of Soap A nice little find, consisting of a British Army aluminium soap container complete with original unused bar of ZIXT soap. The tin is stamped with the crows foot, C.C114 C.W.S. 1945. On smelling the soap, anyone as old as me will be transported back to their early childhood and reminders of their grandparents. (well it did for me).
WW2 British No.10 Delay Switch (Timing Pencil) Aluminium tube, with a copper section at one end which 'contained' a glass vial of cupric chloride while beneath the vial was a spring-loaded striker under tension and held in place by a thin metal wire. The timer was started by crushing the copper section of the tube to break the vial of cupric chloride, which then began to slowly erode the wire holding back the striker. When the wire eventually parted, the striker was propelled down the hollow centre of the detonator, hitting the percussion cap at the other end of the detonator. Used by special forces i.e St Nazaire Raid.
WW2 British No.10 Delay Switch (Timing Pencil) WW2 British No.10 Delay Switch (Timing Pencil)
WW2 British No.10 Delay Switch with Vial (Timing Pencil) Aluminium tube, with a copper section at one end which 'contained' a glass vial of cupric chloride while beneath the vial was a spring-loaded striker under tension and held in place by a thin metal wire. The timer was started by crushing the copper section of the tube to break the vial of cupric chloride, which then began to slowly erode the wire holding back the striker. When the wire eventually parted, the striker was propelled down the hollow centre of the detonator, hitting the percussion cap at the other end of the detonator. Used by special forces i.e St Nazaire Raid. This example is in good condition, unused and retains its original glass vial. Great for display purposes. *** UK Shipping Only ***
WW2 British No4 Mk2 Bayonet with MK2 Scabbard & Frog Otherwise known as a 'pig sticker' - here is a good example of a No.4 Mk.2 bayonet with Mk.2 scabbard with canvas frog. The scabbard still retains most of its 'sand' coloured paint indicating that it would have been used during the North African campaign. The top of the scabbard has the crows foot stamp whilst the bottom is stamped S191. The frog also has the crow's foot stamp but I am unable to make out the other lettering/numbers.
WW2 British Officers Sam Browne In the 20th century it was a mainstay in the British Army officers' corps, being adopted service-wide in 1900 during the Second Boer War after limited use in India, and later becoming popular with military forces throughout the Commonwealth.
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 Respirator & Haversack 1941 - Matched Parts A really fantastic example of British respirator, haversack & anti-dimming tin. In fact this is the best condition respirator I have ever come across. The rubber mask & hose are in remarkable condition. The only flaw that I have spotted is what I presume is a field repair to one of the elastic straps but I had to look hard. - Rubber marked - Avon 6-41 Normal - 23-6-1941 - Breather marked - MUL 2/41 V - Canister marked - No. 4A 1941 V5 - Harness cross strap marked - No. 4 III B /6/41 - Dimmer tin - marked - No.248 III MB:2 -/6/40 - Haversack VI marked - W G Ltd 1941.
WW2 British Shell Dressing Haversack - 1942 A good field used example of the British Shell dressing haversack dated 1942 maker M & Co. The cover is stamped General Purpose Shell Dressings. The first aid symbol is clear but pleasingly grubby - all brass fittings are uncleaned with a nice patina.
WW2 British Tank or Armoured Brigade Identification Pennant I have been advised that this is some form of British WW2 armoured identification pennant. The flag measures 27 x 21 cm multi construction with the number 6 or 9? and showing signs of wear. Worthy of further research.
WW2 British Tea Rations Tin 1943 Tea rations tin 5 ozs - packed 8/43 - this is an empty tin but would have contained tea, sugar and soluble milk powder. The front of the tin is printed with instructions for use whilst the bottom is stamped Pat Number 464364 Register Design No 809.365.
WW2 British Tin of Craven A Cigarettes. The brand enjoyed huge popularity during World War II, not only by the British servicemen, but also General De Gaulle whilst on exile in London. Craven A was one of several brands donated by tobacco manufacturers to servicemen's ration tins in the hope of developing ongoing brand loyalty.
WW2 British Tin Ovaltine Tablets - Empty Old tin of Ovaltine concentrated food tablets. As stated on the tin can be used "As an emergency ration". Made by A. Wander Ltd London S.W.7. Ideal for re-enactment or display purposes.
WW2 British Trench Saw & Pouch Dated 1939 A 1939 dated British army trench saw dated 1939, recently acquired at a flea market near the French Belgium border (Brocante de Seclin) According the vendor, he remembers his father using it when he was a young boy. The saw is marked with the crows foot H. Blakeley Sheffield with one brass ring marked with crows foot 27. The pouch is marked S.E. Morris & Co 1939. Note: The leather is still supple but has a tear to the front of the pouch and does not contain saw setter or file. Priced accordingly.
WW2 BritishMotorbike Cargo Webbing Straps WW2 British dispatch riders motorcycle equipment securing straps. Both traps are heavily stamped.
WW2 Burma Star
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 Cased British Military Cross 1942 & Africa Star A good example of a cased Military Cross dated 1942, comes with an Africa star and correct breast medal ribbons. At this time the Military Cross was awarded to officers only and awarded in recognition of “an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land”. Unfortunately, this set comes with no other information but would be worthy of research.
WW2 Cased German Paratroops Badge by Juncker This badge was awarded to Heer paratroops prior to all paratroop formations coming under the command of the Luftwaffe. This badge was awarded after training and required troops to complete six jumps a year to retain the award. This is a good cased example by desired maker Junker marked C.E. JUNCKER BERLIN SW. Note the retaining catch on the lid of the box is missing.
WW2 Commando Combined Opperations Plaque Cast plaque depicting combined operations. Unsure if these were ever presented or awarded to individuals or units or was originally destined for a memorial.
WW2 Damion Torch OR Flashlight Not too sure about this item - however it came with a grouping of WW2 Heer field equipment so I am 'presuming' this is a WW2 era flashlight. I am unable to test to see if its working or not so priced appropriately.
WW2 Defence & War Medal - RAF With Box & Slip Full size unworn defence & war medal in original Air Ministry box of issues along with entitlement slip. Addressed to Mr J G Musker, 11 Rook Court, Liverpool.
WW2 Defence Medal
WW2 Durschmidt Kreme Tin Empty An empty tin of high gloss black boot polish "Durschidt Kreme" made in Austria. Have been told this could be as early as First World War. Ideal for re-enactment or display purposes.
WW2 France Germany Star
WW2 Free French ????????
WW2 French Croix Du Gerre - 1939-1945
WW2 French Packet of Cigarettes - Unopened A full pack of 20 De Troupe cigarettes as issued to French Servicemen. Ideal for re-enactment or display purposes.
WW2 French \'Blitzkrieg\' Pilots Goggles In great condition, a pair of French WW2 pilot's goggles known as 'Blitzkrieg' goggles by their Luftwaffe counterparts, for those who liberated these goggles an wore in preference to the standard Luftwaffe issue goggles. Each of the white rubber pads are marked, V 299 114 and V 298 304 respectively and are in great condition for age.
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 German BZ24 Friction Igniter for M24 Stick Grenade Fuse This is a friction igniter for the German Model 24 stick grenade, marked with date 43 & maker 1WV . Known as the Brennzunder 24 (Burning fuse). A waterproof metal detonator with a fixed burning time of 4.5 seconds.
WW2 German BZE39 Fuse - Demolition / Egg Grenade The BZE39 fuse was used in conjunction with the M39 egg grenade. The dome shaped cap was unscrewed and pulled up, pulling a coiled pull-cord. Dated 43 with makers mark db.
WW2 German Gebirgsjager Troops - Norway Dec-41 Six photos from the same set depicting German troops in Norway. One photo clearly shows a Norwegian sign post. Another photo shows a soldier pushing a bicycle wearing a cap with an edelweiss badge. The latter identifies the troops as Gebirgsjager's (Mountain troops). Sadly, another photo shows the remains of either a dead British Commando or Norwegian Soldier (identified by helmet and boots). The evidence leads me to believe the deceased solder was part of Operation Archery, and part of the raid on Maloy / Vagso on 27-Dec-41. Photos probably taken by 'rear echelon' staff after it was safe for them to do so!
WW2 German Iron Cross 1st Class - Schinckle Iron Cross 1st Class or E.K.1 with tapered pin stamped L15 denoting the maker Otto Schickle. The cross is overall, in good condition, there is some surface rust predominantly to the edges of the iron core. Priced appropriately.
WW2 German Nazi Star B Leather Holster This is rare WWII German Nazi Star B leather holster. These were ordered by Nazi's during WWII as part of a contract with Spanish firm 'Star' who were supplying Germany with the Star B pistol. The number stamped on the rear (253) would be the serial number of the Star B pistol that it would have originally been issued with. On the inside of the lid has 15 stamped.
WW2 German Neuramag Tablet Tin - Empty An empty tin of 10 x Neuramag Tablets (headache tablets) made by Chimische Fabrik Templhof (Preub & Temmier) Berlin. Ideal for completing that first aid pouch, re-enactment or simply use for display purposes.
WW2 German Third Reich – Troops in Libya August 1941. Although the cover is ink stained and some pages are loose, this is a fantastic little booklet. Seventy pages full of photographs and illustrations designed to aid German troops (presumably Afrika Korps) on how to identify enemy troops, vehicles & aircraft. Included is a 1:5 000 000 scale map of North Africa 15”x 19”. The inside cover is marked 1922678 Sapper A Ray – interestingly El Alamein is NOT mapped, I wonder if that is where Sapper Ray liberated it?
WW2 German Tobacco - Unopened An original unopened pack of Raulino tobacco complete with contents & paper bag.
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 GQ Parachute Badge by Gaunt One of the best examples I have had. GQ (Gregory & Quilter) parachute badge on original issue card (Gaunt). Several patterns of this badge exists differing in minor details, the main difference being manufactured with or without enamel. This obviously being the latter is is fantastic condition bright colour with no chips. Interestingly the Polish soldiers used these badges in the early days due to lack of any official award.
WW2 India Parachute Regiment Officers Silver Cap Badge A nicely made private purchase Officers Parachute Badge of the WW2 India Parachute Regiment. Solid construction with lugs, marked STG.SILVER on the reverse and weighing 12.3 g. Three battalions served with the British Indian Army and saw action in France, Holland, Germany, N. Africa, Italy & Greece.
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 can be dismantled to reveal internal firing mechanism. *** UK Shipping Only ***
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 Inert USA Half Pound TNT High Explosive This is a very nice clean example of the classic half pound TNT demolition charge used during WW2. Used for all type of demolition purposes, classically used by Combat Demolition Engineers to blow up beach obstacles on D-Day. Can also be seen by Tom Hanks during Saving Private Ryan in the making of ‘Sticky Bombs’.
WW2 Inert USA Half Pound TNT High Explosive This is a very nice clean example of the classic half pound TNT demolition charge used during WW2. Used for all type of demolition purposes, classically used by Combat Demolition Engineers to blow up beach obstacles on D-Day. Can also be seen by Tom Hanks during Saving Private Ryan in the making of ‘Sticky Bombs’.
WW2 Inert USA Half Pound TNT High Explosive This is a very nice clean example of the classic half pound TNT demolition charge used during WW2. Used for all type of demolition purposes, classically used by Combat Demolition Engineers to blow up beach obstacles on D-Day. Can also be seen by Tom Hanks during Saving Private Ryan in the making of ‘Sticky Bombs’.
WW2 Italy Star
WW2 Life Belt Amphibious Buoyancy Aid Used during most British amphibious landings as a buoyancy aid. This version, unlike the M1926 life preserver, was based on the USN version being much lighter and cheaper to produce. I have not come across a belt in such good condition as typically the rubber material & hose perish over time. Clearly marked with the crow's foot and dated 1945.
WW2 London Docks Shrapnel
WW2 Luftwaffe Bronze Tie or Stick Pin This is a very small bronze tie pin or stick pin with bearing the standard Luftwaffe eagle. This came with other Luftwaffe items. Please see last photo for scale.
WW2 Luftwaffe Cased Junker Pilot Badge 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. Please note the retaining catch is missing from the lid.
WW2 Luftwaffe Flying Clasp 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 Flying Clasp Night Fighter Silver by Juncker Beautiful example of the Night Fighter Operational Spang / Clasp by Junker. Wreath and arrow are not gilded and are a dull silver/grey colour, whilst the oak leaves and swastika are. I am not 100% sure if it is silver or gold. The back is marked CE JUNCKER BERLIN SW68. Pricing as silver.
WW2 Luftwaffe Flying Helmet LKp W101 An interesting Siemens LKp W101 Luftwaffe flying helmet that has been 'field customised'. Apart from both earpieces, the original fur rabbit lining has been removed as has the top internal elastic adjuster. The helmet is fully wired, complete with Ln 26602 earphones, Bakelite throat mic set Ln 26779-2. Male & female loom connector BLKVFL 27560. Priced appropriately.
WW2 Merlin Engine Piston Ashtray - Battle of Britain These ashtrays were again designed in order to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund. The ashtray bears the following inscription ‘Never in the Field of Human Conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’ part of Churchills famous speech. Also inscribed ‘MADE FROM ROLLS ROYCE “MERLIN” ENGINE PISTON AS USED IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN AUGUST – OCTOBER 1940’ Produced 1946-47.
WW2 Merlin Engine Piston Ashtray - Battle of Britain With Royal Canadian Air Force Badge (RCAF) These ashtrays were designed in order to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund. The ashtray bears the following inscription ‘Never in the Field of Human Conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’ part of Churchill's famous speech. Also inscribed ‘MADE FROM ROLLS ROYCE “MERLIN” ENGINE PISTON AS USED IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN AUGUST – OCTOBER 1940’ Produced 1946-47.
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 spiralled shank lugs, the latter being correct for 1940. The badge measures the correct 40 mm in length (Reference Taylor pages 67-68) See item No 50077 - knife Mid-East Commando Knife
WW2 No.1 MkI - Pull Switch M.D.1 A26 Designed near the end of 1939 by Lt. Col. Stuart Macrae of M.D.1 (Military Department 1) Designed to replace matches for lighting a length of safety fuse. Typically used by SOE, Commando and resistance cells. The switch was used in conjunction with a trip wire connected to a mine. This switch is in great condition and stamped M.D.1 A26.
WW2 No.2 MkI Pressure Switch Designed by Milis Jefferies in early 1939 and designed for destroying railway lines. Issued by MD1 (Military Department 1) and typically used by SOE, Commando and Resistance Cells. The MKI was primarily made of brass and was later replaced by the MKII which was made of a cast alloy and was much lighter to carry. This switch is in great condition stamped ESSS and retaining some of its original paint.
WW2 No.36 Mills Bomb With Base Plate A No.36 grenade in semi-relic condition. I recently purchased this in France, 'reportedly' it was found half burred in a hedgerow near Tracy-sur-Mer (Normandy). It is fitted with a gas-check disk to the base plug, designed to be fired from a cup attachment for the Lee Enfield rifle. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW2 Pacific Star
WW2 Pair of Panzer EN / NCO Collar Tabs A matched pair of EN / NCO Panzer collar tabs in great condition that appear to have been removed from a uniform. Constructed primarily of black wool with pink edged piping. The piping shows some signs of rubbing on the extremities. The black wool shows no signs of mothing but signs of wear. The buckram backing has had some form of 'paste' applied in order to keep the rigidity of the collar patch, the latter is cracking due to wear & age. The skulls are of an alloy and are each secured by two prongs.
WW2 Paratrooper - Commando Toggle Rope 44 Both Parachute and Commando units were supplied with a toggle rope constructed from sisal sailor rope with a small eye splice and a small wooden toggle and a larger eye at the other end. Used by troops to link together to form a long rope or used to drag heavy equipment. This rope toggle shows signs have use and has 44 stamped into the wooden toggle.
WW2 Pat 37 British Canvas Map Case 1944 This map case is in great condition showing very little sign of use. The celluloid cover is in has no cracks or chips and the brass snap popper are in great working order. The case is marked W & G Ltd 1944.
WW2 Pat 37 British Shell Dressing Haversack - 1943 A field used Pat 37 British General Purpose Shell Dressing haversack. The inside flap is marked A.C. or A.G. 1943.
WW2 Period German Bakelite Morse Key WW2 German Morse key. Made of Bakelite and bearing the standard German military signaller’s lightning bolt, and ‘Vor dem Offnen Stecker herausziehen’ (Pull plug out before opening). The inside of the cover is marked with a logo containing F1 T1 and the contact marked BA189. This key is not wired and came with other Luftwaffe items.
WW2 Photo - SS-Sturmfuhrer - Adolf Hitler This photograph shows an SS-Sturmfuhrer (Storm Leader) with an Adolf Hitler cuff title and wearing an Infantry Assault badge. The back of the photo has some stamped lettering (studio or make of photo paper) possibly Eastern Block or Norwegian?
WW2 Photo Gefreitor - Dachau A photo postcard depicting a portrait of a Gefreitor, wearing a 37 type DRL badge as well as the SA Sports Badge. Interestingly this photograph was taken in the city of Dachau which was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in 1933, initially to detain political prisoners.
WW2 Photo Postcard Portrait- Wehrmacht Heer The back of the card has been annotated in ink.
WW2 Polish Air Force Shoulder Titles
WW2 Pre-1940 Dutch Navel Cap Tally Pre-1940 Dutch sailors cap tally (Koninklijke Marine). This has been cut (presumably for display) and measures 32 cm in length.
WW2 RAF / RN FAA Easco Life Jacket Signal Lamp - Working Attached via wiring loom to a crocodile clothing clip. These Easco pattern lamps were used by Fleet Air Arm crews.
WW2 RAF 1933 Pattern Flying Gauntlets Stores reference 22C/60 (left) & 22C/61 (right). The were in use for most of WW2 and could be worn in conjunction with silk inner gloves. Note there are some subtle differences in the manufacture of each glove, however both have been worn as a pair. Each leather Lighting zip pull tab is marked 8 1/2.
WW2 RAF 1936 Pattern Flying Boots Size 9 The difference between a private purchase and the issued variety (Stores reference: 22c/80) being that the latter were smooth leather rather than a pebble finish. The leather is in great condition and the fleece lining is in the best condition I have seen, with a suede label marked SHOE NO 4910B 475/6FU Size 9.
WW2 RAF 1940 Pattern Flying Boots Size 10 Officially designated the 1940 pattern flying boots, after a slight modification (leather ankle straps, so they did not get pulled off during a bale out scenario) the Air Ministry designated them the 1941 pattern. A.I.D. Size 10 6042 or 6049 ? *** Heavy at just over 3Kg ***
WW2 RAF 1944 Navigators Parallel Rule RAF Navigators parallel rule by Aston Mander & Co. Marked Air Ministry and dated 1944. The metal parts are tarnished due to age, however good used condition overall.
WW2 RAF 41 Pattern Mae West This is an original "been there, seen it, done it" RAF 1941 pattern Mae West and not a "None-issued, found it in stores example". It retains all original buttons, poppers, 'Lighting' zipper and inflation bladder. Stores reference 22c/72 Medium. Its colour is somewhat faded, grubby around the neck and has 'rust' stains in places. The pilot who owned this neatly removed the leg ties and two of the four centre body ties for whatever reason - comfort ? Also comes with original bakelite Acme rescue whistle.
WW2 RAF Air Gunner Brevet
WW2 RAF Aircrew / SOE Miniature Escape Compass WW2 miniature 'working' compass typically supplied and used by Aircrew and SOE agents. Designed to be easily concealed in various everyday objects and used for escape & evasion purposes. Painted black, this brass compass is in good condition with no cracks to glass. Measures 15 mm circumference x 4.5 mm depth.
WW2 RAF Aircrew Star & Legion of Honour An nice set of unattributed medals including the Aircrew Star, 1939-1945 Star, The Defence Medal, War Service Medal & Legion de Honour. All medal in perfect condition except the Legion de Honour, which has some enamel missing and appears to be the only medal that has been worn. This is how I came across them so selling as a lot. Unfortunately no other information as to their history.
WW2 RAF B Type Flying Helmet – 1939 This is an B-type flying helmet (stores ref 22c/65) modified to include sewn in receivers cups which still house a pair of early model receivers - not wired (ref 10A/7063). The chamois is in good condition although grubby as expected. Leather is in good condition as is all the stitching. Only the leather 'pull tabs' on the ear cup zips are missing. The sewn in label states Size 2 AM 22C - 65 made by Frank Bryan Limited London & Worcester 1939.
WW2 RAF Blouses, Air Crew 1943 RAF Blouse, Aircrew Size No. 16. Height 6.1"- 6.2". Breast 37/38" Waist 34" Made by M. & N. Horne Ltd 1943. Also, War Department date stamp N 573.
WW2 RAF C Type Flying Helmet (Large) & Long Loom This is an C-type late pattern flying helmet (stores ref 22c/870) and comes with a pair of mod 10A/13466 receivers & wiring loom. The chamois is great condition including the internal donuts. The outer leather is in good supple condition as is all the stitching. As well as the size ink stamp (No 4 7 1/2 - 7 3/4 28241) there is another faint stamp, a round circle with what appears to be P. & S.W 1 - possibly the maker ? The leather is also stamped with a broad arrow & REF.No.22c/880.
WW2 RAF C Type Flying Helmet - 1st Pattern Stores reference 22c/879 - an early example of the rarer first pattern i.e. internally wired C-type of definite wartime manufacture, fitted at the back with just two wire retaining leather loops with popper fasteners. 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 Casualty – 1468187 Leading Aircraftman T.R. Stacy A group of medals consisting of the African Star, Defence & War medal along with ‘condolence’ entitlement slip & original box of issue. Initial research (to be included) states that he was killed when his fire tender overturned at RAF Charter Hall during an emergency. At some point he served as an aircraft gunner and took part in the North African Campaign. Tragically Tom was awaiting demob and had swapped shifts with a friend at the time he was killed.
WW2 RAF Forage Cap & Badge - 1945 A standard issue RAF Ordinary Airman's wool forage cap. The owners name (L Hughes) has been written inside and the original date code 'M' for 1945 is visible. Apart from one top button missing from the front (easily replaced) the cap is good condition.
WW2 RAF G Type Oxygen Mask RAF G type oxygen mask with moulded green-grey rubber with brown suede lining in great condition (Large). This appears to be un-issued or little used as it still retains its microphone blanking plate 6D/775.
WW2 RAF Mk VII Flying Goggles A pair of RAF Mk VII goggles and earlier leather strap with Newey fastener. Stores ref. 22c/827. As with a lot of the Mk VII the polarising sun screen bar has been removed. The brass frames retain 99% of the original grey/blue paint. The leather is in great supple condition for both strap, eye pads and nose protector. The left lens is clear whilst the right lens shows some signs of delamination.
WW2 RAF MK VIII Flying Goggles Early post war production that would still have been used with the C-Type flying helmet & G-Type oxygen mask. De-lamination in one lens priced to reflect.
WW2 RAF Mk VIII Flying Goggles A pair of RAF Mk VIII flying goggles, Stores Ref. 22c/930. The leather padding and nose protector is in fantastic condition whilst the brass frames retain 99% of the blue/grey paint. The lenses show very little signs of delamination. The strap retains its elasticity and both leather pull tags remain.
WW2 RAF Navigators Head Torch - Air Ministry This is an RAF air ministry issues head torch used typically be navigators.
WW2 RAF Officers Peaked Hat - Moss Bros This is a late WW2 RAF Officers Peaked Hat made by Moss Bros. The chin strap & buttons have been removed (easily replaced) however the latter would 'appear' to be in keeping with the pleasing shape and style of this hat. There are two small moth nips, one to the underside of the peak & one on the underside edge. The hat is a small size measuring approx. 61 cm.
WW2 RAF Oxygen Hose Union Bayonet Plug Stores reference 6D/526 - oxygen supply bayonet union.
WW2 RAF Pilot Brevet
WW2 RAF Sterling Silver Pathfinders Badge A nicely detailed badge constructed of sterling silver. These badges were typically made during WW2 and worn by Pathfinders & Officer Aircrew.
WW2 RAF Type 48 Oxygen Microphone Assembly This assembly comprises of a type 25 microphone with short light tan loom with a 2-pin socket & anti-freeze gauze plate. These assembly's were mainly associated with the G-type oxygen mask.
WW2 RAF War Service Dress Blouse 1945 RAF War Service Dress Blouse. Size 8. Height 5.7-5.8". Breast 37-38" Waist 33" Made by J. Harvey Ltd London 1945. Original Observers Brevet & Pilot Officer epaulette insignia. Some interesting tailored additions in the form of silk shoulder pads and an additional internal pocket. Concealed on the inside of the collar is a Mary Crucifix with the words "I am a Catholic please call a Priest".
WW2 Reconnaissance Shoulder Titles
WW2 RN /FAA C Type Helmet & Gosport Tubes A nice example of WW2 RN/FAA C Type Helmet in good condition.The chamois is in good condition although grubby as expected, particularly around the doughnuts. The outer leather is in good condition. All stitching, poppers, zips and fasteners present.
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 SAS Berret Patch Special Air Services beret badge, a good example of a late WW2 period embroidered beret badge.
WW2 SAS Qualification Wings
WW2 Set of Royal Air Force Dog Tags
WW2 SOE School Patch Special Operations Executive Formation Sign. A nice example of this rare badge.
WW2 Special Forces Boxed Acetone Ampoules A box of Acetone Ampoules for the AC Delay Fuse. The Acetone Ampoules are complete in their original box. The AC delay fuse was used with the Limpet mines by Special Operations such as Executive (S.O.E) and the American equivalent OSS as well as some Resistance Cells. The different colours represent the concentration of Acetone used to trigger the firing pin. *** UK shipping only ***
WW2 SS Belt Buckle - Overhoff & Cie Ludenscheid Or known as the SS Koppelschloss RZM 36/42 SS -
WW2 Stalag IV-B Prisoner Tags Good set of POW tags from one of the largest prison Nazi prison camps of WW2, marked Stalag IV B Nr 253533. Good article on the brutality of prisoners at Stalag IV-B recently publish by the Mail Online (Oct-18). The last being some 7,500 Americans captured during the battle of the Bulge.
WW2 Standard British Machete & Sheath This is the standard machete issues to the British during WW2. The full tang blade is made in Sheffield and measures 53 cm and has a black plastic handle. The leather sheath is in good supple condition with makers markings. Note, the blade remains very sharp and the tip has pierced the bottom of the sheath. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW2 Third Reich 1939 War Merit Medal A salty example having a good length of ribbon. This medal was awarded to recognise outstanding service by civilians in relation to the war effort, usually to those workers in factories who significantly exceeded work quotas.
WW2 Third Reich 1939 War Merit Medal with Packet This medal was awarded to recognise outstanding service by civilians in relation to the war effort, usually to those workers in factories who significantly exceeded work quotas. This medal comes with a good length of ribbon and its original packet of issue (Fritz Zimmerman)
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 this medal, known as the Ostmedaille. This was awarded to both German & Axis personal who served on the Easter Front during the winter campaign 15-Nov-1941 to 15-Apr-1942. The medal comes with a good length of ribbon.
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 Eastern Front Medal with Issue Packet A good example of this medal, known as the Ostmedaille, with its original issue packet (E. Ferdinand Wiedmann) . This was awarded to both German & Axis personal who served on the Easter Front during the winter campaign 15-Nov-1941 to 15-Apr-1942. The medal comes with a good length of ribbon.
WW2 Third Reich German M24 Practise Stick Grenade This is a WW2 German M24 practice stick grenade or sometimes called a 'Potato Masher' The head appears to have been repainted grey (typically red) There are still signs of the makers code (Richard Rinker logo) and date stamp beneath the paint. The handle is varnished solid wood. Perspective buyers may want to strip to original condition - hence priced appropriately for renovation. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW2 Third Reich Heer Belt Buckle - Brehmer 1943 Good condition EM/NCO steel belt buckle (Kippelschloss) stamped with letter GB overlaying each other (Gustav Brehmer, Markneukirchen)) and marked 43 under the prong toggle. Some remains of the original paint can be seen on the obverse between the details whilst the reverse retains most of the original OD green paint.
WW2 Third Reich Iron Cross 1st Class - Quenzer Iron Cross 1st Class or E.K.1 with tapered pin stamped 65 for the maker Klein & Quenzer. The medal is in good condition with no signs of rust or corrosion to the iron core.
WW2 Third Reich Lightweight Equipment Y-Straps This set is In good supple condition with little evidence of use. FRIEDR. BECHER&CO.K.G BERLIN SW68.
WW2 Third Reich NSD FBSt Stahlhelm Members Pin A die stamped nickel-silver based badge with N.S.D. F.B.St (Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Frontkampferbund, Stahlhelm) German Front line fighter group membership pin. Maker marked C. TH.D. and Ges.Gesh. The badge measures approx. 21 mm in diameter, having a standard tombak pin. Nice condition.
WW2 Third Reich NSDAP Painted Party Badge A near mint example of the later painted version of the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) party badge marked RZM M1/34 (Karl Wurster) This badge came with a box of German Winterhilfswerk Tinnies that I am selling separately - Lot 50357.
WW2 Third Reich Polizei Wherpass, Stick Pin & Photos A Third Reich Polizei group attributed to Willy Kahl. The group consists of his Wherpass which is a little tatty with some loose pages, an ID card dated 1949 for the British zone, stick pin & nine photographs, three of which show Willy during WW1
WW2 Third Reich SS Belt Buckle Overhoff & Cie An early scarce example of a German SS (Schutzstaffel) EM/NCO belt buckle, nickle over brass variant in beautiful condition. The obverse with the motto "Miene Ehre heibt True" (My Honour is Loyalty) The reverse of the buckle is marked O&C Ges, gesch (Gesetzlich Geschutzt) for the maker Overhoff & Cie.
WW2 Third Reich SS Portrait - Crusher Cap A good postcard sized photo of a member of the SS wearing his crusher cap with insignia clearly visible. Inscription, name and date on back.
WW2 Third Reich SS Silver Totenkopf Cap Badge Set - Silver SS officers 'silver' visor cap skull & eagle in fine detail both testing positive for silver. Few companies made these insignia in silver; however, some jewellers were privately commissioned to make such badges, typically by egotistical SS officers. Marked in 'relief' RZM M1/17 for Assmann & stamped 800 for silver. Marked in 'relief' RZM 499/41 for Zimmerman & stamped 800
WW2 Third Reich SS-Rottenfuhrer Portrait Postcard Photo Postcard sized photo of an SS-Rottenfuher wearing a infantry assault and wound badge.
WW2 Third Reich War Merit Cross 2nd Class Without Swords This medal comes with a good length of ribbon. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service "not in direct connection with combat", and without swords given to civilians for meritorious service in "furtherance of the war effort".
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 Third Reich Winterhilfswerk Tinnies Badges An old box, with photo containing eight various Third Reich Winterhilfswerk (Winter Relief) and NAZI day (Tinnie) badges. 1938 Reichsparteitag badge marked Hans Gnad Wien VII. Kandlgasse 22. 1934 Tag Der Arbeit badge marked Reichs Verband Pforzheim No 4.
WW2 Third Reich Wound Badge Silver - Maker Marked Lovely example of the Silver Wound Badge. This was awarded to those that were wounded three or four times. The badge is nicely made as would be expected from desired maker Julius Bauer & Sohn (Stamped 43 on the back) Some slight wear to high spots but overall a really good badge.
WW2 Thrid Reich War Merit Cross with Swords - Maker Marked A cased example of the War Merit Cross with Swords in its original case. The tapered pin is stamped 62 underneath denoting the maker Kerbach & Osterhelt of Dresden.
WW2 USA Barbasol Overseas Shaving Cream - Unuseded A great edition to any wash kit. An unused tube of Barbasol shaving cream with its original box. This is an 'overseas special' specifically for members of the armed forces.
WW2 USA Moth-Ene Tin - Empty Vintage tin of Moth-Ene evaporating crystals. Made by the Den-Wal Mfg.Co.Inc Newark. N.J.. U.S.A. c1920s. Ideal for reenactment or display purposes.
WW2 USA Packet of Domino Cigarettes - Unopened A rare unopened packet of Domino cigarettes, still in original cellophane wrapping. Ideal for reenactment or display purposes.
WW2 USA Packet of Lucky Strike Cigarettes - Unopened This is the first and only unopened packet of Lucky Strike Cigarettes that I have come across. Unfortunately, not before a mouse decided to take up smoking. I was told that GI's used to rip a corner off a packet of 'smokes' in order to tap out a single cigarette at a time leaving the cellophane intact, apparently to minimise the risk of their smokes getting wet? but i am going with the mouse theory myself !
WW2 USA Saddle Makers Tool Roll & Tools - Cavalry A very unusual bit of kit. The only cavalry used by America during WW2 was the 26th Cavalry in the defence of Luzon during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. Marked J.Q.M.D. 1941, this roll comes with an array of tools, some also marked US.
WW2 USA Screaming Eagle Patch
WW2 USAF Air Crew Folding Machete An uncleaned example of a USAF folding survival machete, made by the desirable maker Cattaraugus USA. This formed part of the B-2 and B-4 bail out kits and designed to replace the Collins machete an primarily issued to crews operating in the South Pacific. This would have been issued with a separate blade guard which was often last (the blade is very sharp). *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW2 War Medal
WW2 Wehrmacht Tradesman Leather Apron A very unusual bit of kit. A high quality-leather apron with two canvas side ties and a front pocket. The reverse side has a faint round ink stamp with the standard German eagle symbol with what i presume would be the regiment name (but illegible). This originally came with a USA saddle makers kit; so I 'presume' this is a Wehrmacht Black Smiths apron as the German army still relied heavily on horse drawn transportation WW2.
WW2 Wild Woodbine Cigarette Packet - Empty An empty packet of of 'Wild Woodbine Cigarettes made by the famous British cigarette company; W.D. & H.O.Wills (Bristol & London). Ideal for re-enactment or display.
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 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.