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1957 Dated RAF Trousers No. 2 Home Dress In great condition with no mothing these trousers were made by L. Silberston & Sons Ltd and are a Size No. 8 these came with item no 50886. Height 5' 7" to 5' 8" Waist 33" Seat 38" to 39" Leg Seam 30.5"
1957 RAF Blouse No. 2 Home Dress - Wings In great condition with no mothing this blouse is made under contract by Hepthorths Ltd and is a Size No. 8 and comes with a nice embroidered set of original wings. Height 5' 7" to 5' 8" Breast 37" to 38" Waist 33"
1st Belgium SAS Shoulder Patch A shoulder patch for the 1st Belgium SAS Regiment. Constructed of a maroon wool background with SAS embedded with a light blue cotton/silk. This appears to have been worn but is in great condition with no mothing.
2 x USA Military - Insecticide Louse Powder & Contents For the prevention and destruction of lice, manufactured by McCormick & Co Baltimore, MD. Caution - for external use only. Keep away from food and mess gear. The tins is in good unopened condition.
A Circa 1920-1940 Street Map of Antwerp This came with the other items from Belgium that are currently listed for sale.I am informed this is a Belgium A to Z type booklet with a map of Antwerp which dates between 1920 & 1940. The map when fully deployed measures 59 x 82 cm. Note, spine is tatty but map is in great condition.
A Steel & Enamel Electrical Warning Sign. Measuring 13 x 8 cm, this sign is constructed of thick gauge steel coated with enamel to the front. The sign depicts a scull and crossbones with a red lightning bolt with a warning sign in Polish. This is an old sign however I am unsure of exact age - ideal for reenactment or display purposes.
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Additional Photos for 51075 A hard-hitting set of documents, letters, photos and medals that really bring home the impact in terms of what the 'finest' generation went through. As well as our service men and women, these documents highlight the mental torture family & friends had to endure. For me its not so much the Aircrew Star but the irreplaceable documents that are invaluable.
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
ARMY JUMPER 1945
BANDAGE SET 1
BANDAGE SET 2
BANDAGE SET 3
BANDAGE SET 4
BANDAGE SET 5
Belgium 2nd Pat SAS Commando Training Dagger First time I have come across one of these daggers. This is a 2nd pattern Belgium training fighting knife. These were very similar in style to the Belgium Fighting Knife itself. Produced in Britain, the handle is covered in a hard rubber as is the terminal ball. The steel tube is spring loaded so that when the dagger is plunged into the 'target' it compresses, avoiding injury. Measures 30 cm in length. Being produced in Britain I would assume this would have also have been used by British Commando's & possibly SOE as I have never seen a British version?
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 Parachute Qualification Bullion Badge A nice example of a British Bullion Parachute qualification cloth badge. Although it shows sign of being removed from its uniform it is in good condition with fine detail.
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 & Death Plaque - Royal Lancaster Death Penny, WW1 War & Victory Pair for 33393 PTE. W. BROOKS, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Inc death penny wallet, letter from Buckingham Palace & Kings Own cap badge. Complete with some research documents included from a previous owner.
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.
COPY - HJ BELT ASSMAN
COPY - JFS HEER BELT
COPY - WW2 Luftwaffe Belt & Buckle - JFS
eBay - Job Lot WW2 Field Gear - Home Front - Respirators Job lot of WW2 of respirators, mainly early war. Selling as spares or repair.
eBay - WW2 Gas Mask 1 - 1950s All appear to be non-issued condition and would be ideal for display or reenactment purposes. Case marked Light II J & A H and comes with paired utility strap with same maker date 57. As with the bag, the respirator is in fantastic condition , made by Avon and dated 5 52 and marked N. Harness marked PR. 559 1963.
eBay - WW2 Gas Mask 2 - Bag 1943 All appear to be non-issued condition and would be ideal for display or reenactment purposes. Case marked Light II R.I.L LTD 10/43 and comes with paired utility strap marked the same. As with the bag, the respirator is in fantastic condition , made by Avon and dated 5 52. Harness marked PR. 559 GD 7 64. The filter still has its internal cardboard cover in place.
eBay - WW2 Respirator Light Mk II 1944 Ideal for reenactor. Appears to be in non-issued condition and is marked Light II M&Co H 5 / 44. Left pocket contains its retaining cord.
eBay British Water Bottle 1 - ww2 WW2 British Army water bottle and harness - some minor moth nibbles mostly around the neck.
eBay British Water Bottle 1 Malta WW2 British Army water bottle in great conditon.
eBay Civilian Gas Mask - 39 Clips WW2 Gas Mask Respirator Spares or Repair The rubber is in remarkably good condition. Nose bladder missing. Harness clips are dated 1939 but harness in poor condition. Size Normal, comes with additional filter. Selling as spares or repair.
eBay Civilian Gas Mask 2 -1942 WW2 Gas Mask Respirator Spares or Repair The rubber is beginning to perish in places, including nose bladder, size normal. Harness marked No. 4 III dated 42, straps would need replacing. Comes with additional filter. Selling for spares or repair.
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 1 - German Patches
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 2 - German Badges
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 3 - RAF
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 4 - Army Stripes
eBay Reenactment Job Lot 5 - Army Bits
Five Photographs of Luftwaffe Hilferin - Gremmendorf A set of five photographs of the same six Luftwaffe Hilferin Fraulein's - posing with a member of the Luftwaffe, who probably would not have been so popular with is comrades on the Eastern Front. Three of the photographs have the names of the group on the back. Appears the photographs were taken at Gremmendorf Muster in April 1943. The latter was the Luftnachritchten-Regiment 2-Luftwaffe barracks, which was used as a POW camp after the war..
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.
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
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
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 Fieldmutz M42 Ski Cap A nice late war Luftwaffe EM/NCO M43 field cap. Made of late war quality blue /gray wool. Its lined with blue grey artificial silk fabric. The inside of the cap has RB. NR. 0/1001/0219 and the size 56 underneath that. A nice late Luft M43! Click on the picture below to see more images. $450 SOLD!
Luftwaffe 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 Flak Badge Cased Nicely detailed version of the Luftwaffe Flake Badge in case. None maker marked with rarer type ball hinge. This badge was awarded on a points basis, 20 being the requisite. Example, two points awarded to gun crew for destroying an aircraft in operation with other gun crews or four points to a crew single handily destroying aircraft.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Air to Ground Bronze Cased
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Bomber Gold Measuring 25 (h) x 76 (w) mm. Weight 16.4 g. No makers marks.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Day Fighter Gold by R.S.&S A good example of the Luftwaffe Day Fighter Operation Flying claps in gold. (Frontfugspange fur Jager) This badge was awarded for the successful completion of 110 missions. Maker marked R.S.&S. (Richard Simm & Sohn, Gablonze) The badge is in great condition and retains the majority of its gilt finish.
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 A nice example of a silver Luftwaffe Reconnaissance / Air Sea Rescue / Meteorologist. The silver grade was awarded for sixty operational flights. The darker centre piece depicts an eagle's head with a wide open eye facing left. The wreath and oak-leaves retain nearly all of the silver wash.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Reconnaissance Silver Luftwaffe silver Reconnaissance, Air Sea Rescue & Meteorological clasp. (Frontfugspange fur Aufklarer) The badge was awarded for successfully completing 60 operational missions. The badge depicts an dark eagles head with wide open eye facing left and is surrounded by wreath and oak-leaves.
Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Transport / Glider - Silver Nice example of the Luftwaffe Operation Flying Clasp for Transport & Glider Squadrons in silver. Awarded for the completion of 60 missions. This is a non maker marked clasp.
Luftwaffe Flying Goggles
Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge Measuring 58 (h) x 41 (w) mm. Weight 32.2 g.
Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge Measuring 54 (h) x 42 (w) mm. Weight 37 g, No makers marks.
Luftwaffe 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 Ground Assault Badge by M.u.K. 5 A nice solid example of the Luftwaffe ground assault or ground combat badge marked M.u.K. 5 on the back. This badge was awarded to participants who were involved in enemy action on three or more occasion and on separate days. Lovely looking badge depicting the German eagle atop a cloud with a lightning bolt hitting the ground.
Luftwaffe Observer Badge Personally my favourite Luftwaffe badge. This is a perfectly detailed example of the Observers badge (Including Navigators & Bomb Aimers) awarded after two months of flying service with a non-operational squadron or to have taken part in five operational flights.
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 Operational Flying Clasp Transport Bronze A bronze Luftwaffe Transport / Glider Operational Flying Clasp. This badge was awarded to Transport and Glider Squadrons. (Frontfugspange fur Transportflieger) The badge depicts the Nazi eagle surrounded by wreath and oak-leaves. and was warded for the successful completion of 20 missions. A really good early tombac example.
Luftwaffe Peak Hat
Luftwaffe Pilot Badge by Junker Cased
Luftwaffe Pilot Badge by Junker Cased
Luftwaffe Pilot Observer Badge by GWL Measuring 50 (h) x 60 (w) mm. Weight 40.3 g
Luftwaffe Pilot Observer Badge Cased
Luftwaffe Pilots Badge by Juncker A beautiful badge with high definition made by the highly desirable maker and marked C.E.JUNCKER BERLIN SW. To obtain this badge it was necessary to have completed either two months flying service with a non-operational squadron or taken part in five operational sorties.
Luftwaffe Pilots Badge by Junker Measuring 49 (h) x 64 (w) mm. Weight 36.7 g. Marked G.E. JUNKER BERLIN S.W.
Luftwaffe Pilots Badge by Junker
Luftwaffe Pilots Compass AK39 FL23235
Luftwaffe Pilots Compass AK39 Model
Luftwaffe Retired Pilot 900 Measuring 53 (h) x 42 (w) mm. Weight 32.5 g. Marked 900 on back.
Luftwaffe Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Badge by B&NL Nicely detailed Luftwaffe combined wireless operator / air gunner badge, maker marked B&NL (Berg & Knolt). This was awarded after training and having two months service in a non operation squadron or on participation of five operational flights.
Luftwaffe Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Badge by B&NL A beautifully detailed Luftwaffe Combined Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Badge. The badge depicts an eagle carrying the classic 'signals' arrows in its talon. The badge was awarded after completion of two months training or participation of five operation flights. Marked on the back B&L, this is a lovely example of a badge by makers Berg & Knolt.
M1 1950s Rear Seam Swivel Bale Helmet with Liner Ideal for reenactment - This is a circa 1950's Belgium helmet which is a copy of the USA M1. The liner is marked COBEB and dated 1953. The shell has a rear seam with swivel bales. There is a small 'stress' crack at the back which is common in these type helmets.
Mein Kampf - 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.
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.
More Photos & Description for 51005 This cap is also made of black wool and labelled Jockey Club, Chapelier 64. Rue Jeanne D’Arc - Rouen. The hat does have some moth damage to the peak and the lining has sweat stains. On my return home I felt something at the back and unpicked the lining – which looks like it has once been removed. Within the lining was a razor blade, still in its paper packet labelled Ile De France LUXE.
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More Photos 51080 WW2 RAF B Type Flying Helmet, Parachute Regiment & SOE Interest. An example of an untailored B Type flying helmet, this without ear covers of donuts fitted. Complete with press studs and chinstrap. This pattern of helmet was originally issued to early trainee paratroopers and SOE agents.
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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
More Photos of 50937 During the summer of 1940 the farms in Kent would have been full of casual labourers mainly from the East End of London, primarily harvesting the hop fields. Many of these labourers where witness to the dog fights above Kent and also first on the scene of crash sites - some even capturing German aircrew. It was not uncommon for souvenirs to be taken from crash sites prior to the military securing them.
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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.
Operation Overlord Facsimile Documents 50th Anniversary A 50th anniversary Overlord folder containing various facsimile documents of some of the most secret documents relating to Operation Overlord which were first released into the public domain in 1972.
Painted NSDAP Badge A near mint example of the later painted version of the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) party badge marked RZM M1/34 (Karl Wurster).
Pewter Tankard B.S.M. Dick Bennett 268/267 Medium Regiment A neatly engraved
Picture Post August 31, 1940 The Men Against Goering This is one of the most iconic photographs taken during the Battle of Britain. The cover features Pilot Officer K.R. Gillman of 32 Squadron. Sadly Gillman was killed in action on the 25th of August 1940, a week before his portrait appeared on the cover of the magazine. The magazine is rare in its own right and in great condition for its age - it would look great framed and compliment any Battle of Britain collection.
Picture Post June 22, 1940 Battle of France - Dunkirk Picture Post Magazine dated 22-Jun-1940. The Battle of France. Makes for interesting reading along with 'then & now' photographs that I had not seen before. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day.
Picture Post Magazine - Test Pilot - The Spirit Of France Picture Post Magazine dated 06-Jul-1940. "TEST PILOT" & "THE SPIRIT OF FRANCE". Makes for interesting reading along with unique photograph of the celebrations and the 'morning after'. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day.
Portrait Card SS Soldier With Hat Postcard sized portrait photo of SS soldier with peak cap.
Portrait Card SS Soldier With Wound & Infantry Assault Badge Postcard sized portrait of SS solider with infantry assault badge and wound badge.
Post War 1952 Police Turtle Helmet
Post War 1952 Turtle Helmet - Medic
Post War Parachute Wings Qualification Patch This is a post war Parachute qualification wing circa 1980's.
Post WW2 1952 Turtle Helmet - TT
Post WW2 British Mine Goggles
Post WW2 MK II Helmet
Post WW2 Polish Air Force Hat Badge
Post WW2 RAF Battle Dress Blouse - LAC Communications A post war RAF Battle Dress Blouse - Unfortunately a lot of the label is eligible, however you can see that its a size 8 and probably dates from the late forties to early fifties. The full set of insignia appears to be WW2 period being the high quality woven type. Black Kings Crown front pocket buttons.
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PP First Plane Shot Down 1939
PP Goering
PP Roumania\'s Oil
PP Sinking of the Athenia
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 ***
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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 25 Year NSDAP Faithfull Service Medal & Case A good example of a NSDAP 25 year faithful service decoration (2nd class) complete with box of issue by maker Rudolph A. Karneth, Gablonze.
Third Reich Box For 25 Year Faithful Service Cross
Third Reich Bronze Panzer Assault Award - Frank & Reif Nice detailed Panzer Assault Award in bronze by maker Frank & Reif of Stuttgart. Sometimes referred to as the Tank Battle Badge this example showing fine detail. Instituted at the end of 1939 and awarded for the participation in three engagements with the enemy on different days. From 1940 the award was also given to other armoured fighting vehicles as well as Panzer-Grenadiers.
Third Reich Cased Fallfchirmfchutzen Badge - Juncker This badge was awarded to 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.
Third Reich Collar Patch SS Politische Bereitschaften. Embroidered white thread SS1 collar patch for the Politicsche Bereitschaften, late SS-Standarte 1/VT Deutschland. Black and silver piping for O.R.s and N.C.O.s.
Third Reich Deutsches Jungvolk Photo ID A small passport size photo (3 x 4 cm) typically used in pass books. This has the photographers name and is dated 5.3.40.
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 Former Fliers Commemorative Award A scarce badge, sometimes referred to as the 'retired pilots badge' This badge is made of 900 silver (as stamped on the reverse and tested silver) and depicts an Osprey within a wreath. This badge was instituted on 26th March 1935 and was awarded to all flying personnel on 'honourable discharge'. First World War pilots had to have served for at least four years, whilst others had to have served for at least fifteen years. In addition to the latter this could be awarded to next of kin in the event of death. Parachute troops were also eligible for this award.
Third Reich General Assault Badge - Frank Reif A great example of a General Assault badge. This is a classic text book example by maker Frank Reif of Stutgart, as marked on the back. The badge is die stuck and highly detailed. Originally this was awarded to Assault Engineer units and known as the 'Pioneer Sturmabzeichen (Engineers Assault Badge). Later expanded to include combatant personnel not entitled to the Infantry Assault or Panzer Assault badge.
Third Reich General Assault Badge - Silver A great example of a Silver General Assault Badge. Nice solid construction. Measuring 52 (h) x 40 (w) mm. Weight 28.8 g. No makers mark.
Third Reich General Assault Badge by Frank Reif Measuring 52 (h) 42 (w) mm. Weight 29.2 g. Marked Frank Reif Stuttgart.
Third Reich Glider Pilot Badge by BSW Measuring 55 (h) x 50 (w) mm. Weight 24 g. Marked BSW within clover leaf on back.
Third Reich Heer Cloth Cap Badge
Third Reich 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 M43 Trapzoid Cap Insignia Nice example of an EM/NCO trapezoid cap insignia originally worn on the M43 cap. The trapezoid is constructed Bevo weave on a dark green rayon background.
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 Hitler Youth & Deutsches Jungvolk Photographs A mixed group of photographs portraying both DJ (Deutsches Jungvolk) & Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth). The largest is a photo postcard, there are various annotations on the backs, some dating back to 1934.
Third Reich Hitler Youth Belt & Buckle A well worn HJ leather belt with steel buckle. The buckle is stamped M4/48 for P C Turck Wwe, Ludenscheid and has lost most of its silver wash. The belt is well used but in solid condition, retaining its 'full' adjuster tab. Length 99 cm.
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 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 Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery Badge by S.H.u.Co Nice example of a Coastal Artillery badge instituted mid 1941, by maker S.H.u.Co. (Sohni Heuback & Co).Some rubbing to the gilt on the higher areas.This badge was awarded on a points basis, eight being the requisite. i.e two points for for each aircraft shot down 'single handed, one if the victory was in conjunction with another battery.
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 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 an early enamelled version of the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) party badge by desired maker Eugen Schmidhaussler Pforzheim (RZM M1/128). 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 Assault Badge - Bronze This is a really nice slightly convex bronze example of the panzer assault badge. Sometimes referred to as the Tank Battle Badge this example showing fine detail. Instituted at the end of 1939 and awarded for the participation in three engagements with the enemy on different days. From 1940 the award was also given to other armoured fighting vehicles as well as Panzer-Grenadiers.
Third Reich Panzer Assault Badge - Silver A great example of a hollow back Panzer Assault badge in silver. This badge is in excellent condition and wonderfully detailed. The silver badge was awarded to tank crews & other armoured fighting vehicle personnel who participated in enemy engagements over three separate days.
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 Contents - This mix of tatty documents (according to the seller) was found in the pocket of an old jacket purchased from a charity shop.
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 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 Award - Cased A beautiful bronze medal with correct teardrop ribbon suspension ring and bevelled attachment ring with a good length of 'cornflower blue' watered silk ribbon. The medal is in great condition and comes comes with its original flock lined case which shows only minor signs of wear on its outer edges. The SS (Schutz Staffel) long service awards were instituted 1936
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 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, in excellent condition.
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)
Two Packets of WW2 Cigarettes Two empty packets of cigarettes ideal for display. One packet of 10 Gold Flake by W.D.& H.O.Wills & 10 Navy Cut by John Player & Sons. Great condition for age - will be packed flat for postage.
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 First Aid \'Cutter \' Snake Bite Kit This is a small first aid kit specifically for the treatment of snake bites. Constructed of a hard rubber capsule with contains a small blade, glass vial, small piece of ribbon/lace (turn tourniquet) along with instructions for use. Supplied during WW2, Korea & Vietnam to military personal. The capsule measures 7cm in length.
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 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 M42 Style Combat Trousers These are similar in style to the M42 pants except they are not made of HBT, more like sateen. Two large 'expandable' pockets with fitted draw strings (similar to airborne) Fly front and all 'thirteen star buttons' present. Not in the best of condition with 'field' repair to left knee and ripped right knee requiring repair. Size tag W34 L32. They actually measure 16" across the waist with a 30" inside leg.
USA 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?
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 Bayonet Trench Mirror - Private Purchase A very interesting item that I originally purchased on a whim. I since discovered that its in fact a 'private purchase' trench mirror. The idea was to attach this to a bayonet, raise it up and angle in such a way as to view the battlefield. This has clearly been used and appears to have undergone numerous stages of painting. The inside lid has part of a label attached, possibly manufacturers information. The item is in good solid condition with no cracks to the mirror. However if you are looking for a 'mint' example this is not for you.
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 Bayonet Training - 1916 A WW1 Bayonet Training Manual dated 1916 (Provisional). Headquarter - Gymnasium, Aldershot. Over 30 pages, condition not bad considering this is over 100 years. Some creases to corners - staples rusting but book all intact with some great period photographs. If you're a collector of WW! bayonets and nice item to add to your display.
WW1 British Leather Webley Holster A good WW1 Webley Colt leather holster. This example is undated and has the owners name written on the inside flap. Great addition for Sam Browne.
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 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 M15 Artillery Adrian Helmet I good example of an unmolested French M15 Adrian Helmet in fair condition for age with most of its original paint. It retains its original thin leather liner. Unfortunately only a small part of the chin strap remains Although selling as semi-relic, it would not take much to fully restore.
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 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 French Victory Medal A good example of a French Victory medal complete with correct watermarked silk ribbon. Signed ‘A MORLON to the front with the Paris Mint bronze assay marks to the reverse. Awarded to soldiers who served three months, consecutive or not, between 02-Aug-14 and 11-Nov-1918 in a war zone. This was also awarded to civilians who served directly under French command.
WW1 German 1898/05 Imperial Bayonet 1916 Sometimes referred to as a 'butcher knife', this bayonet is in great condition. The blade has been greatly looked after retaining its profile with very little sings of sharpening. The ricasso is marked Simpson & Co. One edge of the ricasso is stamped W 16 with the other side stamped 46. There are acceptance stamps all over, including both sides of each grip screw, with the wooden grip slaps in great condition. The release button is fully functional. The steel scabbard retains 99% of its original field paint grey/green - some minor 'dinks' nearer the bottom. Each side of the throat bears acceptance stamps. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
WW1 German 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 Home Front - On War Service 1914 Badge
WW1 Inter-Allied French Victory Medal French commemorative medal established on 20 July 1922. It was the French version of a common allied campaign medal where each allied nation issued a Victory Medal to their own nationals.
WW1 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 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 Royal Flying Corps - Pilots Wings WW1 Royal Flying Corps embroidered cloth pilots wings. The white thread is a little grubby as can been see in the photos. The backing material presumably came detached at the time of its removal from the uniform it was stitched or glued to.
WW1 Royal Flying Corps Flight Sergeants Badge WW1 Royal Flying Corps embroidered Flight Sergeants rank patch, with rear backing material still intact.
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.
WW2 - Docklands Shrapnel Souvenir
WW2 - MK II Helmet - Free French Was messanger
WW2 - Tin Wills Cigarettes Tin An empty tin of Wills Cigarettes in superb condition for age. Ideal for display purposes.
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 101 Airborne Screaming Eagle Patch This is a heavily embroidered and elaborately made 'Screaming Eagle Patch' - perceived to be theatre made, shows signs of wear having been removed from it original uniform. During World War II, the 101 was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord (the D-Day landings and airborne landings on 6 June 1944, in Normandy, France), Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and its action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium.
WW2 1939 .303 Hotchkiss Machine Gun Manual & Badge A .303 Hotchkiss Machine Gun manual produced by the War Office in 1939 along with a Hotchkiss Gunners proficiency badge. This was the standard machine gun of the French Army from 1914 until early 1940's. A proportion of British troops were trained on the Hotchkiss prior the to deployment of the British Expeditionary Force in 1939, hence this being one of the rarer proficiency badges of the time.
WW2 1939 Letter From France - BEF
WW2 1939-1945 Star
WW2 1940 Dated RAF Parallel Rule - Captain Fields RAF Navigators parallel rule by Aston Mander & Co. This is clearly marked Air Ministry and crown with a more desirable early war date 1940. The brass has tarnished over age and there is some damage to the edge as can be seen in the photographs - however this s the earliest Air Ministry example that I have come across.
WW2 1941 Dated Royal Navy White Ensign A WW2 British Naval Ensign, constructed of a course muslin cloth with printed with the Red Cross of St George and Union Jack 'canton'. The 'truck' is stamped 1941. The flag measures approximately 52" x 27" and is grubby with holes in places, the genuine article.
WW2 1944 Battle of Normandy Relics Mounted relics recovered from Normandy, consisting of a) US Army .50 calibre shell case b) Section of German MG42 ammo belt c) Allies mortar cap d) Piece of shrapnel e) British .303 cartridge case f) US Army bottle - purifying tablets
WW2 1944 British Ration Tin - Chocolate & Boiled Sweets A nice example of an 'original' Chocolate & Boiled Sweets tin. Manufacturer D. & H. Ltd and packed 4 / 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 1st Belgian SAS Shoulder Title
WW2 2 Medical Commando Shoulder Titles
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 30 Commando Combined Operations This unit was formed in September 1942, known as the Special Engineering Unit and became the 30th Assault Unit in 1943.
WW2 4 x Luftpost Propaganda 1941
WW2 4 x 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 4 x Propaganda Leaflets
WW2 64th Anti-Tank Regiment Patch
WW2 Active Service Letter - Malta 1941 This has been opened & passed by Censor No. 107. The letter consists of two pages sent to a Miss Gwen Bernett, Cheshire, England from H. Whitlow 15 Platoon, 1st Cheshire's stationed in Malta. Dated 27-11-41.
WW2 Admiralty Phone MK XVAP13231 A TELE MFG CO LONDON
WW2 Africa Star
WW2 Africa Star
WW2 AFRICAN CAMPEIGN MEDALS
WW2 AFS Decals
WW2 Airborne Dress Badge - Embroidered
WW2 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 Army Book 155 - Message Form C2128
WW2 ARMY BRACES
WW2 ARP Silver Badge 1939 This is a solid silver ladies ARP broach type badge. The badge measures approximately 39 x 26 mm, weighs 9 grams and is hallmarked for London 1939 (D) These badges were issued to the following services; first aid, medical, rescue, demolition as well as air raid wardens, decontamination and gas detection officers.
WW2 Atlantic Star
WW2 Bakelite Wall Telephone
WW2 BANDE 1K Enamel Road Sign - Site of 1944 SS Massacre This is an original double-sided Belgium road sign for the village of BANDE and is 'probably' the rarest piece of history I have owned. To find a road sign that has paid silent witness to such an important tragic event in World War II history, I am hoping this will end up in a military museum along with other road signs of the Ardennes Offensive such as Malmedy & Stavelot. Double-sided sign, blue and white enamel over steel, showing the distance in kilometres to Bande, which is approximately 40 miles from Malmedy. There are obvious signs of battle damage as well as age. It measures 285 x 950 mm, weighing 6.5 Kg. *** Open to offers ***
WW2 Battle Damaged Sign - TABAKGASSE The steel sign shows that it has been penetrated by at least ten rounds. The enamel surrounding each bullet hole shows the circular stress marks from the impact of the projectile, whilst the back shows the ragged ripped steel caused on exiting. Looking at the grouping on the right I would suspect the use of an automatic weapon. This was either caused by battle damage or more likely by German troops (thugs) carrying out target practice to intimidate the Jewish population.
WW2 Battle Damaged Steel & Enamel Sign - TABAKASSE This is my second sign of historical importance for sale. The Tabakgasse Synagogue was the largest in the West and formed part of the Hungarian Jewish Ghetto during WW2. This is a heavy sign weighing approximately 2 Kg and measuring 80 x 27 cm. It is slightly convex and constructed of heavy gauge steel with blue enamel background, white border and lettering. The sign clearly shows signs of battle damage. *** Please contact me for best postage cost ***
WW2 Battle of Normandy Guide - Michelin Tyres 1947 Map An 'original' 1947 dated 102 Michelin tyres map of Normandy. This map was the first real public 'go-to' document of the era. This served as a guide to veterans, their families and those still serving to identify locations of battles and memorials of the fallen.
WW2 Battledress Blouse 1940 Pattern Battledress Blouse 1940 Pattern. Size No. 10. Height 5.9-5.10". Breast 36-37" Waist 31-32" Made by Clarence Clothing Co. Ltd Belfast 1944. Insignia present; pair of commando titles, combined operations patch & Polish shoulder titles. Officers epaulette in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Arm brasard & whistle chain. 185th Infantry Brigade ?
WW2 Battledress Blouse 1940 Pattern 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 (British pips) arm brassard with whistle chain. Note - One of the Poland titles appears to be a later version (copy or replacement)
WW2 Battledress Blouse 1940 Pattern - Poland Battledress Blouse 1940 Pattern. Size No. 10. Height 5.9-5.10". Breast 36-37" Waist 31-32" Made by Clarence Clothing Co. Ltd Belfast 1944. Insignia present; pair of commando titles, combined operations patch & Polish shoulder titles. Officers epaulette in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Arm brasard & whistle chain. (185th) 185th Infantry Brigade ?
WW2 Belgain Army in Exile Cap Badge British version of the Belgium troops army in exile 'rampant lion' brass cap badge with two lugs. The head and tongue of the lion has some oxidisation but I have not attempted to clean it, i will leave that to the prospective buyer.
WW2 Belgium Forces in Exile Brass Cap Badge A brass Belgium Forces in Exile Cap Badge (Free Belgium Forces) with two lugs. Unlike the Free French Belgium troops adopted the British rank structure and uniform, distinguish from other troops with the rampant lion cap badge. Note, the head of the lion is a dark colour but I have not made any attempt to clean it.
WW2 Box of French Medical Ampoules A remarkably intact box of three circ 1930s / 1940s French medical ampoules. (Angioxyl) made in Paris. Ideal for military medical display or reenactment purposes. *** Proof of age, over 18 required ***
WW2 British 1939 Kershaw Binoculars & 1939 Pat 37 Case In really good condition a nice pair of 1939 A. Kershaw & Son Bino Prism No 2 II military binoculars with leather strap and manufactured with 'reticle' (internal range scale) These come with a Pat 37 binocular case also dated 1939. Very rare to get such an early pair with matching dates. A small chip on the right eye cup.
WW2 British 1941 Kershaw Binoculars & 1943 Pat 37 Case In really good condition a nice pair of 1941 A. Kershaw & Son Bino Prism No 2 II military binoculars with leather strap. These come with a Pat 37 binocular case dated 1943. Note for some reason the case has had its belt securing hooks removed.
WW2 British 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 Over Smock 1942 Pat Worn over the Dennison Jacket & equipment in order to reduce the possibility of fouling the parachute's lines during a jump. Jackets Parachutist 1942 Pattern dated Nov 1943. This is a larger size (5) Height 5-11" to 6', Breast 38-43". The outside back has the number 304 stencilled. You would have trouble finding one in better condition, no rips or tears, fully working zipper, complete with all its brass Newey poppers that all function perfectly.
WW2 British Airborne or RAF Escape Vest 2nd Pat These vests were used for multiple purposes, primarily to preserve heat, forming part of a layered clothing system. It was designed to be worn against the skin with other clothing on top - the warmth created by the body remained trapped in the 'baffles'. It was also issued to some aircrews as an escape aid as the vest could be unravelled and plaited to from a strong rope. One side of the vest is a little dirty - but I would not recommend washing it as it would lose its integrity.
WW2 British Army 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 Issued Shaving Brush - 1944 WW2 classic British Army issued shaving brush stamped Cascelloid Ltd Warranted Bristle & Hair - 1944 with crow's foot.
WW2 British Army Issued Soap Tin & Zixt Soap Bar Part of 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 M LTD B. 1945.
WW2 British Army Leather Jerkin - 1943 A good sized jerkin - label Jerkin Leather Size No 2. Height 5'7" to 5'10" Breast 37" to 43" Selincourt & Sons, Ltd 1943. The jacket has had a crude modification to the top of the back, either additional padding or possibly a field repair. Other than the later the jerkin is in really good condition. Ideal for display or reenactment.
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 Water Canteen British Mk VI water bottle and earlier type 'skeleton' carrier.
WW2 British B.S.A Motorcycle Tool Kit Items This is a ROMAC Tyre & Tube Repair Outfit tin together with two motorcycle cargo securing webbing straps. The straps both have leather tabs and have multiple stamps with one dated 1942. These would have formed part of the B.S.A WDM20 Toolkit that would have been carried by WW2 British Army Dispatch Riders.
WW2 British Bakelite Shaving Set
WW2 British Bren Spare Parts Tin & Contents This tin is in great condition and stamped Francis & Sons Ltd, London 1943. The tin formed part of the Bren spare parts & cleaning kit. This tin comes with 3 x 'pull through's' and an oiler bottle marked DCP on the top.
WW2 British Collins Legitimus Machette & Sheath 1944 A US Legitimus machete marked with Collins & Co made in the USA - No I250 & dated 1944 and etched with the Collins logo. The blade measures 37.5 cm (total length 50 cm & weighs approx 700 g). Comes with a leather scabbard marked marked H. Carson Co. Ltd, Ottawa 1944. *** 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 - 1941
WW2 British Helmet Camouflage Net
WW2 British Helmet Camouflage Net
WW2 British Machete & Leather Sheath - Sheffield
WW2 British Middle East Commando Knuckle Knife Otherwise known as the Death Head Knife, this is a great example of a Middle East Commando knife with correct leather scabbard and are in excellent condition. The blade retains its original form and is free from corrosion. The scabbards retaining strap, brass stud, and belt loop are intact. Both scabbard and knife are free from owners’ initials or other personalised markings. As a collector, you would be hard pushed to find one in better condition. *** Apologies but no shipping outside the UK & buyers must be 18 or over ***
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 MK 2 Cased Field Telephone
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 Pat 25 RAF Ammo Pouch
WW2 British Pat 37 Ammo Pouch
WW2 British Pat 37 Ammo Pouch - 1940 A 37 pat ammo pouch dated 1940. These would typically be part of an officers or NCOs webbing set.
WW2 British Pat 37 Ammo Pouch - White
WW2 British Pat 37 Ammo Pouch - White
WW2 British Pat 37 Entrenching Tool & Cover A 37 pattern entrenching tool with carrier. Includes the Mk II Helve incorporating a fitting for the No.4 spike bayonet (G.W.T. 1945) the 'blacked' blade is maker marked and dated 41. The canvas carrier is clearly dated 1942.
WW2 British Pat 37 Map Case - Extended With strap
WW2 British Pat 37 Officers Valise - 1940 This bag has obviously been 'heavily' field used, grubby with some stains. Physically the bag is in sound condition with all brass fittings in tact, some holes to the internal cotton divider. The underside of the flap is marked MECo 1940. Ideal for display or for the reenactor that want the authentic look.
WW2 British Pat 37 Officers Valise - 1941 M.E.C.o 1941
WW2 British Pat 37 Officers Valise - 1943 CP. Ltd 1943
WW2 British Pat 37 Shell Dressing Haversack - 1942 MECO 1942
WW2 British Pat 37 Shell Dressing Haversack - 1942 NCO Shell Dressing M & Co 1942
WW2 British Pat 37 Shell Dressing Haversack - 1955 MECO 1955
WW2 British Pat 37 Signals Satchel A WW2 Satchel Signals. These were carried along side the wireless sets and contained the head set, and other auxiliary communication equipment. I am unable to make out the date a maker stamp - the bag is very grubby - been there seen it done ! Ideal for the reenactor that wants that battle worn look.
WW2 British Pat 37 Small Pack - 1943 Mathenson Bros Stockport 1943
WW2 British Phantom Patch Nice example of an embroidered GHQ Liaison Regiment (Phantom Force) shoulder patch. Being a special reconnaissance unit setup in 1939 and then absorbed along with the Reconnaissance Corps into the Royal Armoured Corps in January 1944 in preparation for the Normandy landings. Disbanded in 1945.
WW2 British RAC Holster & Belt Case, pistol, web Royal Armoured Corp (RAC) Mk II. This was a was a cut down version of the previous Royal Tank Corps (RTC) longer drop leg version. The RAC version was adapted as the longer version had a habit of snagging on obstacles within the turret.
WW2 British Raiding Support Regiment Beret Patch Formed in 1943, the regiment was made of men from the SBS, LRDG as well as members of the Greek Sacred Squadron. Its roll was to support raiding forces and bring heavy weapons to partisan groups. Heavily machined embroidered / stitched, this patch is in great condition with minimal signs of wear.
WW2 British Ration Tin - Chocolate & Boiled Sweets A nice example of an 'original' Chocolate & Boiled Sweets tin. Manufacturer C.W.C. Ltd and packed 5 / 44. Purchased in France and one of the better condition tins that I have come across, having only very minor dents and scrapes. The lettering crisp and clear.
WW2 British 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 Senior Service Cigarette Tin An empty tin of 50 Senior Service Cigarettes. The tin is in fair condition for age - ideal display piece.
WW2 British 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 Syringe Set
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 British Vetrans Lot Post war (Queens Crown) British Paratroopers bullion blazer badge. High quality detailed construction. Does not appear to have been worn as there are no signs of stitching - silver bullion has become dull over time as it does appear to have some age to it.
WW2 Budapest Jewish Ghetto Atrocities - TABAKGASSE The Dohany Street Synagogue known as the Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse and is one of the largest in the World. It was first bombed by the Hungarian pro-Nazi group 'Hungarian Arrow Cross' in February 1939. It suffered severe damage from aerial bombing during Nazi occupation. In 1944 it became part of the Budapest Jewish Ghetto. Around 20,000 Jews were taken from the ghetto by the Hungarian Arrow Cross Party Police (Nyilas) and executed them along the river bank of the Danube. Today over a thousand of those who died in the ghetto from hunger and cold during the winter 1944-1945 are buried in the courtyard of the synagogue.
WW2 Burma Star
WW2 Burma Star - Embroidered Blazer Badge
WW2 Burma Star Association Membership Badge
WW2 Burma Veterans Grouping - SAS Wings & Badges As found, a nice little group of items that all came together indicating the original owner was a Burma Veteran. Although there is no provenance (priced appropriately) As I want to sell these on as they came. Includes a very elaborate veterans blazer patch & association badge by Gaunt. A Burma star, 1939-1945 star (no ribbons). An SAS slider cap badge & SAS padded qualification wings. Both star & wings have been removed from original clothing/uniform, the wings are grubby and show signs of surface rubbing to the thread.
WW2 Canadian Battle Dress Blouse Serge - 1944 Battle Dress Blouses Serge - by Workman Uniform Co. Ltd Montreal 1944 Size 9. 5' 7' to 5' 8" Insignia for - Captain - Queens A.C.F. with medal bar for the Burma Gallantry Medal
WW2 Canadian Battledress Blouse 1944 Canadian Serge Battledress Blouse. Size 9. Height 6'-7 " to 6'-8". Breast 39-40". Made by Workman Uniform Co. Ltd Montreal 1944. Comes with Queens shoulder titles and epaulette insignia in the rank of Lieutenant.
WW2 Carsile Bandage & Pouch Finnigans 1944 The pouch is British made by Finnigans Ltd 1944 and is in perfect condition - the Carlisle Bandage remains in its tin which has not been opened.
WW2 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 Cholm Shield - Trench Art Dish An octagonal metal dish, originally part of a German Officers place setting, modified and mounted with a Cholm 1942 Shield. Between 21-Jan and 5-May 1942 the Cholm fortress (less than one mile square) was encircled and defended by 5,500 men form miscellaneous formations. I purchased this in 1991 off of an old man selling all sorts of 'brick-a-brac' in a sub-way in Moscow, my first business trip to Russia.
WW2 Civil Defence Patches - Bournemouth Dorset An uncommon pair of Civil Defence breast and shoulder patch for Bournemouth, Dorset UK. These have clearly been removed from their original uniform. On 23-May-1943 Bournemouth suffered its worst attack of the war. RAF Bournemouth No 3 Reception Centre for Dominion aircrew. The Metropole Hotel was full of Canadian airmen and the Central Hotel housed Australian airmen. In just over one minute 26 Focke-Wulf 190's wreaked havoc in revenge of the Dambuster Raid the week before. Over 131 people were killed, many of those were airmen billeted in the two hotels mentioned above.
WW2 Clandestine Bolt - Strychnine
WW2 Combined Operations Patches - Embroidered pair V.Commando shoulder titles - Printed Commando dagger shoulder badge - Embroidered combined operations badge
WW2 Commando 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 Commando Patches VI Commando Pair 2nd Medical Commando No 8 Commando 4 Commando Commando SBS 3 X Dagger Badges
WW2 Commando Shoulder Patches No 7 & No 8
WW2 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 Dated Wooden RAF Clothes Hanger - 1939
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 Dip Pens x 3
WW2 Dunkirk Medal & Certificate - Kings Own Royal Regiment A great example of a Dunkirk medal with its original certificate. Awarded to William Mackie of the Kings Own Royal Regiment. - Certificate No. 29042. This is worthy of further research as a Sergeant R D Mackie 3712929 is mentioned on the captured role of POWs at the Kings Own Royal Regiment Museum.
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 Enamel Sign - Polish Warning Landscape
WW2 Enamel Sign - Polish Warning Portrait
WW2 Era Beech-Nut Peppermint Chewing Gum Tin This is a rare tin even amongst the vintage litho collectors community. A 1930-40s Beech-Nut Peppermint Flavour Chewing Gum Tin that would have contained numerous individual chewing gum packets. A favourite with the GIs billeted in Britain during WW2. The tin measures approx 13 x 12 x 9 cm.
WW2 Era USA Lucky Strike Cigarette Tin - Square An early example of an empty litho printed 8oz Lucky Strike Tobacco Tin, produced by R.A. Patterson Tobacco Co. Richmond, Virginia. Factory No 60 2nd District. The tin measures approx 11 x 8 x 6 cm. Becoming harder to find in the UK.
WW2 Era USA Lucky Strike Tin - Round A great example of an empty tin of Lucky Strike Cigarettes that would have been issued to the US forces during WW2. The tin would have contained 100 cigarettes and was manufactured by Factory No 30 2nd District New York. The tin measures 10 cm in diameter x 8 cm in depth. Becoming harder to find in the UK.
WW2 Evening Standard Newspaper 08-06-1944 The Evening Standard newspaper dated Thursday, June 8, 1944. Headlines "Everything Is Going Excellently - Monty". Consisting of 6 pages, much related to the status and progress of the Normandy landings with some of the first photos released by the press of the landings, including the most infamous i.e. Robert Capa's grainy image of troops taking refuge behind beach obstacles (hedgehog) at Omaha. (folded and yellowing)
WW2 FFI Badge With Horseshoe Fitting A good original Second World War period English made 'Free French supporters badge' small gilded brass circular example enamelled in the colour of the French flag, bearing the 'Cross of Lorraine'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright. Diameter 20mm.
WW2 FFI Collaborators Coffin
WW2 FFI Converted German Buckle
WW2 FFI Free French Badge - AVF WW2 Free French ‘Amis des Voluntaires Francais’ AVF Supporters Pin
WW2 Field Cap
WW2 France Germany Star
WW2 Free French Parachutists Wing A good example of an embroidered Free French Parachutist Wing, depicting a parachute with wings and a shield with the Cross of Lorraine. The badge has been worn showing signs of removal from its original uniform.
WW2 French Adrian Helmet - FFI Medic
WW2 French Croix Du Gerre - 1939-1945
WW2 French FFI Badge
WW2 French FFI Badge & Beret
WW2 French FFI Badge A.V.F
WW2 French FFI Patches A good example of two Free French Commando patches worn on the sleeve - France at the top, followed by Commando (not available) and finally the Cross of Lorraine. Both patches a embroidered and in good condition. No. 10 Commando was formed in 1940 but could not raise enough volunteers. It was reformed in January 1942 as No. 10 (Interallied) Commando with the French forming No. 1 Troop.
WW2 French Infantry M26 Adrian Helmet A good example of an unmolested M26 Adrian Helmet, retains all of its original paint and period liner. There is a cardboard label inside that reads Adj F Boisin, The chin strap has snapped at one end. Overall a fantastic example for any helmet collection.
WW2 French Liberation Bapaume 1st Sep 1944 Carte Postale - Liberation de BAPAUME 1st September 1944 - Captured German soldier being paraded for the civilian population by Free French / French Resistance Fighters .
WW2 French M26 Adrian Helmet with Bullet Hole Even though classed in 'relic' condition, the shell is solid and has been carefully treated to stop it from corroding. The helmet has a smaller projectile entry hole with a larger exit hole. A fantastic item for a Dunkirk display or museum.
WW2 French Medical Scissors
WW2 French Medical Sterilising Kit - 1939 A WW2 field medical instrument sterilising kit. Although this has been used it is in fantastic condition. Solidly constructed of stainless steel, consisting of; tray with detachable handles, paraffin burner and flask. The lid is stamped THENOT PARIS whilst the underside of the bottom section is stamped 1939 4.
WW2 French Medical Supplies
WW2 French Musette Bag - First Aid with Contents A French Army Musette Bag that has been adapted as a First Aid bag at some stage in its life. The inside flap is stamped with makers mark and address, the date appears to be 1940, along with the original owners name in ink. The bag is in remarkably good condition, all buttons present. The first aid symbol appears to be hand painted and covered in some sort of paste/varnish (now cracking). The bandages and contents are all period and French.
WW2 French Newspapers - London FFI
WW2 French Open Weave Jute Sacks x 2
WW2 French Razor Blade Packets x 4
WW2 French Resistance / FFI Battle Dress Blouse & Cap Probably the most ‘interesting’ find on my trip, purchased from a Broccante shop (flea market).This is a small sized black French military blouse with brass buttons marked on the back T.W & W Paris, as well as a peaked cap. The back of the blouse has faint makers mark ??? Paris 13. Both arms have embroidered FRANCE shoulder titles on a black wool background. – I would normally I would associate the latter with FFI forces. Below the shoulder title on the left is a embroidered FFI patch, which I believe was worn on a beret. The left breast pocket has a brass enamelled badge with the cross of Lorraine, the back appears to have been filled down in an ‘attempt’ to remove the British makers name. The jacket is fairly grubby & creased, buttons are missing from the side adjusters as well as both cuffs. There is some minor mothing but nothing too noticeable apart from a hole on the back.
WW2 French Troops in America Patch A standard woven patch worn by French troops in America. This one has 4 'Depose' eyelets so that it could be easily removed when required.
WW2 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 Full Box of Inert Rounds for the MP40 A full box (16 rounds) of WWII ammo for the iconic MP40. The box is labelled Pistolenpatronen 08 m.E. Ideal for display. *** Shipping only available within UK ***
WW2 Full Set Boxed Vacuation Playing Cards Made by PEPYS between 1939 and 1940 and was the topical game of the moments. The game was made to coincide with the British government plans to evacuate women and children from the cities to the calm & safe countryside, known as 'Operation Pied Piper'. Subject of the game is the evacuation (hence the name of the game). The game is hard to come by especially, as a complete set with original box and instructions and is in much better condition than the set displayed int he Imperial War Museum.
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 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 Africa Corp Jacket Reenactment
WW2 German Africa Corp Photo
WW2 German Ammo Box - Desert Camo
WW2 German Ammo Box - Olive
WW2 German Beer Bottle - Deutscher Luftsportverband A heavy dark brown glass beer bottle with white porcelain stopper. The label translated, reads; Become a member of the German Luftsportverband (DLV). The Nazi Party took over the existing air sports clubs and along with the flying sections of the SA and SS were amalgamated under the guise of the DLV - German Air Sport Organisation. At the time Germany was not permitted an Air Force. I am presuming this bottle would have been used as part of a recruitment drive.
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 Gluhzunder Demolition Fuses
WW2 German Headset & Morse Key I purchased these quite a few years ago from a boot fair near Maidstone in Kent & selling as semi-relics. The Morse key has a bakelite cover and marked Ta.P and has the Luftwaffe communication logo in the form of a lightning bolt. Inside are the markings T6/T1. The aluminium mounting has a Waffenampt stamp. Note the cable is cut and the finger rest is missing - also a crack down one of the covers corners. The headphones come with an rather long 'jack plug' cable, approximately 2.8 metres - this would be typical on aircraft to allow free movement. The both ear pieces are marked Telefunken one also marked EH 333b and the other 4000 Ohm's. Each of the speaker swivel mounts appear to have the Luftwaffe equipment eagle stamp.
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 Mess Tin - 1939 Base marked ESB 39 - Lid marked HWSD 41
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 Officers Photo Album - Invasion of France A small German Officers pocket album measuring 8.5 x 11.5 cm. The album has had photos removed, however the remaining sixteen appear to follow the invasion of France. Photos include surrendering & captured French troops, French refugees, destroyed German armour. Warning: One photo shows a gruesome picture of dead soldier. The last photo (annotated Abberville 2. 2.41) shows the same officer in the first photo who has put on weight, testament to his easy lifestyle, French food & wine all during the period when Germany thought themselves to be invincible.
WW2 German Photos - Invasion of France & Dunkirk A group of seven small photos (7.5 x 6 cm) that appear to have been removed from the same album. The backs of three are annotated; Amiens, Dunkirchen & 1940. Picture show advancing German troops, ruins, captured French soldier. One interesting photos shows a blown bridge with the wreck of a German armoured car in the ravine. Warning: the photo annotated Dunkirchen shows the charred remains of a torso on the roadside..
WW2 German Reich Maintenance Manual 1943 WW II-Lehrbuch für Kraftfahrer-Führerscheinprüfung-Edition 1943 German Maintanance Manual.
WW2 German Respirator Canister - Medic German respirator canister dated 1940 with short strap. The canister still has much of its original blue/grey paint. It has at some stage been used as a first aid or medics container.
WW2 German Stick Grenade Box Inf. Ers. Btl 322. Bromberg. A German stick grenade case Maker G.S. 1940 German stick grenade carrier box with internal storage rack. Case retains its factory applied stenciling to include count, contents, along with maker and date of production. Exterior of the case retains over 85% of its factory applied green paint. Wooden handle is present and fully functional closing system operates. On the top left some small area of battle damage holes can be seen. The bottom is void of any active rust and has one small hole from prolonged storage. Internal storage rack is present and in very good condition. Most of these examples are typically ground-found and due to the cheaper quality metal used in production these tend to rust quicker. This particular rack retains is factory paint along with its maker marked and Waffenampt. Overall condition of the rack is in very good shape and can still be used. A harder to find set in very good condition and scarce accessory.
WW2 German Tank Destruction Badge & Packet This award was authorised on 9th March 1942 and was awarded for 'single-handed' destruction of a tank or armoured vehicle. One silver emblem was awarded for each tank and worn on the right upper arm.
WW2 German Teler Mine
WW2 German 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 Tunic Field Bandage 1939
WW2 German ZZ35 Fuse - 1941 A ZZ35 brass fuse dated 41 by maker auj (Monheimer Ketten u. Mettallwaren-Indurstrie) - These fuses were used in conjunction with the Smi 35 and Smi 44 pattern anti-personal mines known as the 'Bouncing Betty'.
WW2 Glider Patches 2 x Kings Own Border 2 x Border 2 x South Stafford
WW2 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 paratroops used these badges as qualification Jump wings in the early days of the war due to lack of any official award.
WW2 Greman Reenactment SS Jacket
WW2 Group of British Royal Navy Photographs The group of six photographs identify what appears to be the same group of 'shipmates' - one photograph annotated 'Bill Jim - Taken March 1943. A couple of the photographs are marked with the official ships sensors stamp.
WW2 Helma German Military Watch
WW2 Helmet - ARP Bournemouth Gas & Water
WW2 Helmet - Spare Nut & Bolts
WW2 Home Front - 1939 1 to 5 Civil Defence Pamphlets Civil Defence Public Information Leaflets - July 1939 - Some Things You Should Know If War Should Come - Your Gas Mask - Masking Your Windows - Evacuation Why And How - Your Food In Wartime - Fire Precautions In Wartime
WW2 Home Front - 1939 Anti-Gas Protection of Babies
WW2 Home Front - 1940 Air Raid Warden ID - Poole
WW2 Home Front - AEC Badge
WW2 Home Front - AID Badge - Service No 7958 A full-size Air Inspection Department enamel and gilt buttonhole badge 24 measuring mm circumference. The back has the classic horseshoe fitting and is stamped with the service number 7958. The horseshoe has been twisted, presumably to fit the wearers clothing at the time. This organisation was accountable for ensuring quality control of the aviation manufacturing industry. A really nice Home Front badge, enamel remaining bright with no chips or cracks.
WW2 Home Front - Air Raid Wardens\' Post Door Plaquee An 'Air Raid Wardens Post' door plaque measuring approx 21 x 6.5 cm. The plate is made of thick brown Bakelite with two holes for fixing to a door. The lettering has been etched out and then painted white.
WW2 Home Front - ARP Helmet Torch - Lamp & Parts
WW2 Home Front - ARP Practical Guide (Copy)
WW2 Home Front - ARP Rattle
WW2 Home Front - ARP Rattle St Albans
WW2 Home Front - ARP Silver Vickers ARP Badge A scarce original wartime issue 'Vickers-Armstrong Air Raid Precautions pin badge', depicting the companies "VA" logo surmounted by "A.R.P.", the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1941 and maker's details "JRG&S" (J.R.Gaunt & Son). Uncleaned but in very good condition.
WW2 Home Front - ARP Wills Badge
WW2 Home Front - Auxiliary Fire Service Badge
WW2 Home Front - Avro Pin
WW2 Home Front - Casualty Tags
WW2 Home Front - Civil Defence ICI Plasfort Helmet A Civil Defence helmet painted with the Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) company logo. There appears to be some sort of round decal at the back but I am unable to make it out. The helmet is made of a heavy duty plastic or Bakelite and made by the company Plasfort. The helmet came with a group of other ICI items which would indicate that the owner was probably a member of the Home Guard as well as a voluntary company ARP Warden with first aid training. Please see other items that formed part of a recently acquired lot. In good condition apart from a small nick out of the rim. *** See other ICI related items for sale separately ***
WW2 Home Front - Civil Defence Instructor Badge A perfect example of a Local Air Raid Precautions Instructor's badge. Four official government courses were approved after 1942 with this being one of them. The badge is in great condition, the enamel remains bright and has no crack or chips. The rear of the badge has a 'shoe horn' fitting and is made by H.W.M Ltd. Great condition.
WW2 Home Front - Civil Nursing Reserve Badge A sterling silver 'Civil Nursing Reserve' badge inlaid with red and blue enamel, the reverse stamped in "Sterling Silver" and with maker's details "M & B B'HAM (Marples & Beasley). Fair condition showing signs of service wear
WW2 Home Front - Ephemera Fire Guard - Romford Sidney Smith - Fire Guard Officer - Fire Guard Department Romford Nov-1943 - Fire Guard Department
WW2 Home Front - Ephemera Portsmouth Fire Guard (Hampshire) Harold Smith - Fire Guard Training Certificate - Portsmouth 1943 - Fire Guard Powers of Entry Card - Portsmouth
WW2 Home Front - Evacuation Nursery Ministry of Health Badge One of the rarer type Ministry of Health badges, 26 mm in diameter nickel plated with blue enamel bearing 'Evacuation Nursery' the reverse is marked 'H.W.M' (H.W.Miller Ltd, Birmingham). Very good condition, no damage to the enamel. Evacuation was voluntary, but the fear of bombing, the closure of many urban schools and the organised transportation of school groups helped persuade families to send their children away to live with strangers. Many stately homes in the English countryside were commandeered for use as nursery schools or homes for young children evacuated from cities across the country.
WW2 Home Front - FAP Helmet
WW2 Home Front - Female Elstow Ordnance Factory Badge A good scarce example made by Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Regent St, Birmingham, and stamped with official number 2808. Good condition, original pin fitting for a female worker. Great condition. Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Elstow was one of sixteen UK Ministry of Supply, World War II, Filling Factories. It was a medium-sized filling factory, (Filling Factory No. 16), which filled and packed munitions.
WW2 Home Front - Full Set Wills ARP Cigarette Cards
WW2 Home Front - Gas Company Shoulder Titles
WW2 Home Front - ICI Brass Alarm Bell Brass Bell
WW2 Home Front - ICI Connection Haversack & First Aid Contents This is a civil or civil defence haversack usually used to carry a respirator. This particular sack comes with various First Aid items. 2 x Shell Dressings - 1938 Home Office ARP Dept 1 x Triangular Bandage 1938 Home Office ARP Dept 2 x Medium Mine Dressings - H.M. Government 1 x Tin Band-Aid with safety pins 1 x Tin Anti-Dimming MK VI 1/42 with contents. *** See other ICI related items for sale separately ***
WW2 Home Front - ICI First Aid Badge
WW2 Home Front - Incendiary Bomb Instructions Jackson - Senior Fire Guard letters as follows; 'Group 6 Report - 10-Apr-1942' and 'Fire Guard letter on dealing with fire bombs I.B.E.N.' The latter provides detailed guidance and instructions for dealing with incendiary bombs. I have only ever seen similar examples in books & museums.
WW2 Home Front - LNER 1939 Emergency Time Table An Emergency Time Table for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) dated 2nd October 1939. London And Suburban Services. The booklet measures approx 10 x 17 cm. (Perhaps one for the railway enthusiast) (Part of LNER grouping)
WW2 Home Front - London North Eastern Railway (LNER) Tags Two London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) cardboard tags. 1. Dangerous Goods ~ 24 x 15 cm 2. Luggage Tag ~ 16 x 8 cm Part of LNER grouping.
WW2 Home Front - Ministry of Health Hospital Service Badge A Ministry of Health Hospital Service Badge. The back is impressed with maker's details in relief 'H.W.M' (H.W.Miller Ltd, Birmingham). The badge is in 'fair' condition with some marks to enamel and nickel. Priced as a filler.At the outbreak of war, The Ministry of Health formulated, the Emergency Hospitals Scheme some 2,378 hospitals were included in the scheme. The Ministry planned for large numbers of air-raid casualties. Up to 67,000 nurses were thought to be needed to care for the expected air-raid casualties.
WW2 Home Front - National Savings Badge A nice example of this enamel badge" with logo "National Savings Movement - Lend to Defend". A nice wartime National Savings Movement silver plated badge' depicting St George slaying the dragon. The back is marked with maker's name 'Toye & Co London'. Very good condition complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect. Height 37mm. Established in 1916 as the 'War Saving Campaign' to encourage the lending of personal savings to the government to finance the First World War and continuing into the Second World War as the 'National Savings Movement'. The badge served to distinguish saving committee members and local volunteer collectors.
WW2 Home Front - NFS Document Grouping Bournemouth Dorset A grouping of twelve documents that appear to be related to Fireman W.Harris from the Bournemouth area, who was possibly injured. Well worth further research. Documents include: - Fire Guard In An Office Building Scheme - Fire Brigade Headquarters, National Service 10-Jun-40 - Fire Brigade Headquarters, Fire Prevention 02-Apr-41 - Notice From Bournemouth A.R.P. Dept - Lectures - Air Raid Precautions Scheme 08-Dec-41 - Fire Prevention Business Premises Order 04-Mar-41 (Block 18) - Fire Prevention Business Premises Order 08-May-42 - 5 x Fire Watcher receipts (Block 18) - Fire Prevention Order - Letter - Late for Duty 31-Mar-41 - Personal Injuries Emergency Provision Act 1939 NFS No. 16 Fire Force - Income Tax 04-Feb-42 - The Fire Brigade Union Card - Bournemouth & Poole Electricity Supply Invoice 29-Jan-41
WW2 Home Front - RAF Spitfire Fund Raising Badge These small badges were given in return for a donation to the Spitfire Fund. This small brass badge has Spitfire embossed across the top of the wings with the RAF roundel at each end. This version of the badge was designed to fit a buttonhole.
WW2 Home Front - Rest Centre Badge
WW2 Home Front - Salvage Steward Badge Three types of official badges were issued of the same design having the letter S within a circle surmounted by a crown and all manufactured in plastic. For part time stewards appointed by local authorities the badges were red. This is in great condition.
WW2 Home Front - Southern Railway Badge
WW2 Home Front - Spitfire Fund Raising Badge
WW2 Home Front - St Johns First Aid Kit
WW2 Home Front - St Johns First Aid Manual
WW2 Home Front - Talbot Heath School Badge Bournmouth Dorset A Talbot Heath School badge, brass construction with infilled red, black and white enamel. This came with item 50532.
WW2 Home Front - Two Boxes of .22 ICI Cartridges Two boxes full of inert copper cartridge cases. One reads 100 Cartridges Rim Fire 2.2 Inch Non-Rusting and dated 2-1-40 with crows foot stamp. The second box reads 50 .22" R.F Long Rifle Solid Cartridges Smokeless Non-Rusting War-Time Issue. All manufactured by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) *** See other ICI related items for sale separately ***
WW2 Home Front - Two Enamel Victory Badges Two brass & blue enamelled victory badges - one with horseshoe style back and the other pin back. Both display the V for victory as well as Morse code representation for V (3 dots and a dash) The Morse sound being made famous in the film The Longest Day.
WW2 Home Front - Wills ARP Album
WW2 Home Front - YMCA Womans Badge A small 'Young Men's Christian Association Women's Auxiliary home front badge'; small circular gilded brass example, bearing black enamel title surround, 'Y.M.C.A.' red triangle to gilt centre. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
WW2 Home Front Badge - Hoffmanns Badge
WW2 Home Front Ephemera - Southampton Hampshire 1943 A Fire Guard Plan for County Borough of Southampton dated 11th December 1943.
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 comes apart.
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 Iron Cross Box - LDO Copy
WW2 Issue Tin of Foot Powder with Contents This is a good example of a military issue tin of foot powder. Complete with contents, maker C. (E) . This was a crucial part of any soldiers kit, ensuring troops kept their feet dry and clean. Ideal for display.
WW2 Italy Star
WW2 Know Your Weapons No. 1 - Tommy Gun Rifle and Bayonet - produced by Nicholson & Watson. Consists of 63 paged, fully illustrated with 13 photographic plates and 21 line drawings. Published 1941. This was typically produced for the home guard.
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 Lot of Commando Patches Lovat Scouts 1 x V Comando First Commando Brigade 5 A/T RCA Royal Marines etc
WW2 Luftwaffe 1 Kg Incendiary Bomb An early example of an inert Luftwaffe 1 Kg incendiary bomb. There are numerous markings stamped to the bottom and it is dated 1936. The fin is loose however this is the first time I have seen a fin with ink stamped numbers still visible. There are some small impact chips/dents to the head and it could do with a clean-up. Priced appropriately. The 1 kg incendiary bomb consisted of a cylinder of magnesium alloy, with an incendiary filling of 'thermite'. These bombs did not explode but were set burning by a small percussion charge, fired upon impact. The Civil Defence code-name was I.B. and many Incendiary bombs could be dealt with by members of the public & Fire Guards, using a stirrup pump, bucket, & a special scoop.
WW2 Luftwaffe 1 Kg Incendiary Bomb - 1938 An early example of an inert Luftwaffe 1 Kg incendiary bomb. There are numerous markings stamped to the bottom and it is dated 1938. The fin is loose and has a pencil inscription 'Worst raid'. The 1 kg incendiary bomb consisted of a cylinder of magnesium alloy, with an incendiary filling of 'thermite'. These bombs did not explode but were set burning by a small percussion charge, fired upon impact. The Civil Defence code-name was I.B. and many Incendiary bombs could be dealt with by members of the public & Fire Guards, using a stirrup pump, bucket, & a special scoop.
WW2 Luftwaffe Aluminium Beaker This is a small aluminium beaker with the Luftwaffe Eagle stamped on the underside. The top of the beaker measures 8 cm in circumference and stands about 5.5 cm. Also picked up at car boot in Kent. I am not sure what this would have come from - possibly part of an aircrew thermos set ??
WW2 Luftwaffe BF109 Fighter Tail Section Trophy A rare piece from the Battle of Britain, featuring a Nazi Swastika cut from the tail section of a Messerschmidt BF 109. This aluminium section measures approx 33 x 33 cm. The back of the section has been annotated in pencil 'BF 109 Crashed Plumb Tree Farm Kent 1940' - however I have no provenance to substantiate this. Therefore priced as such.
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 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.
WW2 Luftwaffe Feldwebel (NCO) Portrait Postcard This is a standard postcard sized studio portrait photograph of a Luftwaffe Feldwebel wearing his marksman lanyard.
WW2 Luftwaffe Flying Clasp Day Fighter – Silver Nicely detailed Luftwaffe Day Fighter Clasp in silver, . This clasp was awarded to pilots who successfully carried out 60 operational flights. The badge depicts a winged arrow pointing upwards. The badge is in great condition and retains the majority of its silver wash.
WW2 Luftwaffe Flying 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 Luftwaffe Messerschmidt BF109 Tail Section A rare piece from the Battle of Britain, featuring a Nazi Swastika cut from the tail section of a Messerschmidt BF109. The back of the section has been annotated in pencil 'BF 109 Crashed Plumb Tree Farm Kent 1940' - however I have no provenance to substantiate this. During the summer of 1940 the farms in Kent would have been full of casual labourers mainly from the East End. It was not uncommon for souvenirs to be taken from crash sites prior to the military securing them.
WW2 Luftwaffe Operational Flying Clasp Day Fighter Gold by Juncker Beautiful example of the Day Fighter Operational Clasp by Junker. Awarded for completing 110 operational flights. The badge depicts an arrow pointing upwards surrounded by a wreath. The oak-leaves are in great condition retaining all of the gilt as is the swastika. The back is marked CE JUNCKER BERLIN SW68. An absolutely wonderfully detailed badge as would be expected from such a desirable maker.
WW2 M26 French Adrian Helmet - 1941 Refurbished Liner A really interesting M26 French Adrian helmet that has been refurbished with a high quality leather liner by Cliff of Walsall and dated 1941. The badge has been removed and replaced with a painted version of the French Tricalor. Sadly I can not see any names or numbers that may help identify the original owner. I can only presume this was brought over from Dunkirk by a French patriot and the flag painted after?
WW2 MAP - Poperinghe (Wormhout)
WW2 Map Normandy Dated May 1944 Lisieux A third edition (May 1944) 1:25,000 scale map of Lisieux. The map has been compiled using various sources i.e. Michelin and air Photography. The map has been folded and is grubby showing mud & soil stains, obviously used in the field.
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 MK II Helmet - ARP Hoffmanns
WW2 MK II Helmet - ARP Wills
WW2 MK II Helmet - Auxiliary Fire Service H007
WW2 MK II Helmet - BEF Scrim Cover
WW2 MK II Helmet - BEF Unfinished
WW2 MK II Helmet - Black Civil Defence
WW2 MK II Helmet - Brackley Black - turn to BEF
WW2 MK II Helmet - Control Essex
WW2 MK II Helmet - Controller
WW2 MK II Helmet - Electrician
WW2 MK II Helmet - First Aid Party White helmet
WW2 MK II Helmet - First Aid Party Black Helmet
WW2 MK II Helmet - Gas Inspection Service
WW2 MK II Helmet - Irish Army 2nd Eastern Brigade A untouched helmet with the Irish Army 2nd Eastern Brigade flash painted on the front. The Mk II helmet is marked RO&CO for manufacturer Ruby Owen & Co dated 1941. The liner is marked Size 7 Mk II 1941 J & AJB. Fitted with a Mk III chin strap.
WW2 MK II Helmet - K
WW2 MK II Helmet - London North Eastern Railway (LNER) An unmolested example of a London & North Eastern Railway Mk II Helmet, fitted with Mk 1 liner, Mk II chin strap fitted via Mk II lugs.. The helmet is stamped 67G 1938 or 9. I am unable to find any marks on the cradle apart form the quality control stamp. The owners number has been stencilled on the underside of the rim 63090 same as badge (item No 50882)
WW2 Mk II Helmet - London Transport A Mk II grey helmet, with original factory paint inside and out. London Transport painted to the front. The helmet is stamped BMB (Briggs Motor Bodies) unfortunately one of the lugs has been riveted over the date stamp. The helmet has three holes punched on either side of the rim denoting that its not suitable for combat. Overall in sound condition with no dents, the usual rust stains are showing were the paint has been knocked or scratched. The Mk II cradle is marked 7 1/4 TTC (Teddy Toy Company) 2 1940 and is secured with a Mk 1 nut and bolt combination. Fitted with a Mk III chinstrap attached via Mk II lugs.
WW2 MK II Helmet - Medical Corp
WW2 MK II Helmet - North Eastern Scottish Fire Force This helmet is one of two Mk II Helmets acquired together. The shell is painted olive green with decal for the North Eastern Scottish No.5 Fire Force. For reasons unknown, the NFS decal has been neatly removed. Fitted with a Mk II chin strap via Mk III lugs. The Mk II cradle is marked size 7 BMB I 1940 (Briggs Motor Bodies) and attached via the correct Mk II bolt & nut combination. There is some surface rust around the bolt on the outside but it would appear that the helmet has been stored upside down with surface rust and years of dirt and debris. The edges of the foam cross pad also appear to have been nibbled at. Selling as is to allow future owner to decide to keep as is or clean up.
WW2 MK II Helmet - Police Black
WW2 MK II Helmet - Police Officer
WW2 MK II Helmet - Polish Division
WW2 MK II Helmet - Queens Regiment
WW2 MK II Helmet - Reconnaissance Corp
WW2 MK II Helmet - Rescue
WW2 MK II Helmet - Royal Artillery Cheshire
WW2 MK II Helmet - Royal Artillery Malta
WW2 MK II Helmet - Royal Engineers
WW2 MK II Helmet - Rushton Honrsby
WW2 MK II Helmet - Scottish Highland Division
WW2 MK II Helmet - Sniper Shot
WW2 MK II Helmet - St Johns Ambulance
WW2 MK II Helmet - Talbot Heath School Bournemouth Dorset An unmolested Mk II No. 2C grey helmet marked F & L 1940 MS (Fisher & Ludlow Ltd) The paint has been heavily scratched as can be seen in the photographs, fitted with Mk II chin strap via Mk III lugs. The Mk II cradle is marked 7 1/4 II 1940 J.C.S & W Ltd (J. Compton Sons & Webb Ltd) and fastened with a bolt, washer & MK II nut. The front of the helmet is painted with the emblem for Talbot Heath School in Bournemouth, Dorset with what is probably the original owners name on the underside.
WW2 MK II Helmet - Welch Regiment
WW2 MK II Helmet - Welsh 53rd Division
WW2 Nederland Patch - Dutch Army in Exile Patch as worn by the Dutch Free Forces whilst in exile.
WW2 No 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 50840 - 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 Norwegian Quisling Party Hat Badge Norwegian "Quisling" Socialist Party Hat Badge known as Nasjonal Samling.The use of the name Quisling became a term used by the British for collaborators or traitors in general
WW2 Official War Photograph - BEF 11th May 1940 An original 21 x 16 cm Official War Photograph dated 11 MAY 1940. The back is narrated - THE BRITISH ARMY MARCHES INTO BELGIUM. Amid scenes of great enthusiasm the British Army entered Belgium to go to the aid of the Dutch & Belgian Armies. A British tank crosses the frontier into Belgium.
WW2 Official War Photograph - BEF 7th Jun 1940 An original 21 x 16 cm Official War Photograph dated 7 JUN 1940. The back is narrated - BRITISH TROOPS IN FRANCE. A tank guarding a village.
WW2 Operations Room WAAF
WW2 Pacific Star
WW2 Pair Command Shoulder Titles
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 Para Helmet - Polish
WW2 Paratrooper - 1st - 6th Airborne Patch
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 Paris-soir Dimanche Newspaper 1939
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 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 Pat 40 Battlerdress Blouse - Third Infantry Division A Pat 40 Battle Dress Blouse Size No 1 in great condition - there is no date on the actual makers label (R.S.D.) however there is a stamp G 1941 V cancelled out. Insignia for the 3rd Division Infantry with Bren Gun qualification patch and wearing a black lanyard around the left shoulder. Height 5' 3" to 5' 4" Breast 32" to 33" Waist 28" to 29"
WW2 Pat 40 Battlerdress Blouse - Third Infantry Division A Pat 40 Battle Dress Blouse Size No 1 in great condition - there is no date on the actual makers label (R.S.D.) however there is a stamp G 1941 V cancelled out. Insignia for the 3rd Division Infantry with Bren Gun qualification patch and wearing a black lanyard around the left shoulder. Height 5' 3" to 5' 4" Breast 32" to 33" Waist 28" to 29"
WW2 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 Card FFI - Collaborator Shaved Head 1 x 1944 Card Collaborator with shaved head. 1 x Liberation Photo
WW2 Photographs of Atrocities Committed in Poland Warning very graphic but of great historical importance. Remains of Polish (probably political prisoners & not members of the Jewish community) not Jews) prisoners exhumed from mass grave by captured Russian or German guards. It would appear these victims were executed or died as part of the last transport from Pawiak prison and their remains burnt. Translation suggests these were part of last shipment either to Ravensbruck (Females) or Gross Rosen (Males). I will enclose what research I have to date by working with an ex-college of mine based in Warsaw.
WW2 Picture Post Magazine - Victory Special Picture Post Magazine dated 19-May-1945. VICTORY SPECIAL". Makes for interesting reading along with unique photograph of the celebrations and the 'morning after'. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day.
WW2 Picture Post Magazine Sept 21st 1940 - The Home Guard Can Fight What they termed "Dads Army" - "THE HOME GUARD CAN FIGHT" Makes for interesting reading along with 'then & now' photographs that I had not seen before. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day.
WW2 Picture Post Magazine Sept 7th 1940 - One Year of War Amazingly this magazine was issued on the same day the Luftwaffe shifted focus from bombing British airfields and stared bombing London and other major cities - 'official start of the Blitz'. "ONE YEAR OF WAR" Makes for interesting reading along with 'then & now' photographs that I had not seen before. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day. Note: Nick out of bottom left on cover.
WW2 Plasfort Helmet - ARP ICI
WW2 Polish Adrian Helmet - Reenactment Reenactment
WW2 Polish Air Force Shoulder Patches A pair of Polish Air Force shoulder titles in great condition, no mothing. This pair is constructed of a light blue woven thread mounted on a dark blue wool background. The reverse of the titles are finished with the standard black woven cotton material. There are no signs of these having been worn.
WW2 Polish Army Collar Badge Screw Badge A small Polish Army collar back with screw back with maker mark MENNICA PANSTOWA.
WW2 Polish Enamel Air Force Emblem Badge
WW2 Polish PPA Badge - No 1 Demolition Squadron Formed in 1942 by a Russian refugee Vladimir Peniakoff, nicknamed Popski after training with the LRDG. Known as Popski's Private Army - this shoulder patch is machine embroidered and in great condition.
WW2 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 / 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 Air Sea Rescue Patch (ASR) This square patch is constructed with woven cotton on a light blue felt/wool background and measures 6 x 3.5 cm. The rear of the badge is protected with the standard black cotton material. This appears to have been worn and removed from its original uniform, however is in great condition with no signs of mothing.
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 All Woven White Cotton Braces Stamped with Kings Crown and date - The rear of the braces are stamped 04448. They have yellowed over time and do have a few stains. One of the adjuster buckles has worn into the cotton over time.
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 & Long Loom Fantastic condition, this is a C-type flying helmet (stores ref 22c/878) and comes with a pair of mod 10A/13466 receivers & light coloured 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 2 6 7/8 - 7 21849) 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/878. The owner has also written his name inside the doughnut (E. Cockayne) Note - one press stud top needs re-rimping
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 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 Canvas Kit Bag
WW2 RAF Casualty - Aircrew Star & Documentation Sergeant Wireless Op./Air Gunner Cecil George Rolph 1335420, 419 (R.C.A.F) Sqdn, RAF Volunteer Reserve. The Halifax bomber he was flying in failed to return from a mission to bomb Mannheim. Cecil was one of two British service men flying with a predominantly R.C.A.F crew. Eventually confirmed killed in action on 23rd September 1943 at the age of 20 years old. As well as the medals, the lot includes official letters from the Air Ministry, including the R.C.A.F Chaplin, personal correspondence from friends and family including letters from relatives of one of the Canadian crew.
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 Chamois Inner Flying Gloves A very clean pair of RAF inner chamois flying gloves size 10. These were used as part of a layer system comprising silk inner glove, then chamois second layer, a finger-less wool mitten for extra warmth if required and finally the leather gauntlet. This pair is marked with the Air Ministry Stamp & Crown 22C 1253245 with an additional number 543698 Sweat Resistant. In 1942 type D electrically heated clothing began to be issued. This is the first and only pair I have owned as they are pretty hard to come by.
WW2 RAF Combined Pattern Jump Suit - 1940 Getting harder to come by, a nice example of a medium sized Irvin Harness Suit manufactured by the G.Q. Parachute Company, dated 1940. This suit was typically used by aircrew turret gunners and contained the harness as well as the parachute. The concept was designed to enable the gunners to exit the turret in an emergency reducing the risk of equipment getting snagged on bail out.
WW2 RAF Communication Jack Plug - 10/H9466652 Communication jack plug as used in conjunction with RAF wiring looms.
WW2 RAF Concealed Escape Compass - Shaving Brush This is a brown military issued bakelite shaving brush with a miniature brass compass concealed within. The brush is made by LENC and dated 1944. The bottom of the brush screws off to reveal a small brass compass that sits perfectly within the recess of the base. The compass measures approximately 15 mm in diameter x 4 mm depth - all in perfect working order.
WW2 RAF Concealed Escape Compass - Shaving Brush
WW2 RAF Early B Type Flying Helmet – Unissued Stores reference 22c/65 non-wired flying helmet. Having been produced during the mid 1930's and in relatively small numbers this early B-type type helmet is in mint condition with clearly embossed AM stores reference as well as a sewn in AM stores label (size 2) and Bennett buckle. Many of these were later modified to include ear cups but were the favoured helmet of SOE executives.
WW2 RAF Ensign Flag
WW2 RAF Forage Cap & Badge - 1943
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 Forage Cap & Badge - Stamped D Black buttons
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 Hurricane Model 96 Squadron RAF CHURCH FENTON
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 Mk.IVB Flying Goggles A nice pair of RAF Mk.IVB goggles. The frame, leather & elastic are in fantastic condition. The leather strap is marked AM MK IVB 22C/167. The rubber inside pads have hardened whilst the lenses are starting to show signs of delamination. The flip down visor has been removed as was common practice, preferring the tinted lenses that would have been supplied as part of the complete set.
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 Officers Pull Over Shirt
WW2 RAF Officers Side Cap Hat Badge
WW2 RAF Offices Forage Cap Badge by Fermin A nice complete example of an RAF officers forage cape badge, complete with backing plate and nuts. There is a light blue felt liner between the badge and backing plate, I am unsure of the relevance of this material. The rear of the eagle is stamped with the makers name Fermin. All in excellent condition.
WW2 RAF Oxygen Hose Union Bayonet Plug Stores reference 6D/526 - oxygen supply bayonet union.
WW2 RAF Oxygen Hose Union Bayonet Union Stores reference number 6D/526 - oxygen supply bayonet union
WW2 RAF Pilot Brevet
WW2 RAF Pilot Officer Photo
WW2 RAF Shirt & Detachable Collar & Studs A really good quality blue cotton twilled RAF shirt with detachable collar. Stamped with the Air Ministry Ref No 22B/136 around the inside neckline. The number 5028474 is stamped on the bottom front left flap - possibly a service number? Fully buttoned front as well as buttoned single cuffs. Great condition for age with minimum wear & tear apart from a stain on the back. Comes with d detachable collar & original studs. The collar is stamped size 15 1/2" Air Ministry Ref No 22B/336 maker Paulat, Belfast.
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. Great condition.
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 RAF \'F\' Type Bath-tub Morse Key Relic Stores ref. 10A/7741. Dark brown bakelite Morse code tapper as used on all wartime bomber aircraft. Sometimes known as the 'bath-tub' Morse key due its resemblance to a bath. Note: Relic or use for spare parts - the base of this key is missing.
WW2 Reconnaissance Shoulder Titles
WW2 Respirator Canvas 1939
WW2 Respirator Canvas 1940
WW2 Respirator Canvas Sieb Gorman
WW2 Respirator Civilian 1
WW2 Respirator Civilian 2
WW2 Respirator Rubber
WW2 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 RN /FAA C Type Helmet & Gosport Tubes WW2 RN/FAA C Type Helmet & Gosport Tubes The chamois is in good condition although grubby as expected, particularly around the doughnuts. The outer leather is in good condition with some scuffing to the top left panel. All stitching, poppers, zips and fasteners are in working order. Comes with a pair of Gosport tubes.
WW2 Royal Air Force Ditching Whistle WW2 RAF ditching whistle 'snail type' normally connected to a pilots Mae West for attracting attention of would be rescuers.
WW2 Royal Military Police Belt Holster Ammo Pouch
WW2 S.O. Book 135 1940
WW2 S.O. Book 136 (Indexed) Mint
WW2 S.O. Book 136 (Indexed) Written On
WW2 Safe Conduct Leaflet Passierschein - 1944 Normandy A red example of an original 'Safe Conduct' chit (or propaganda leaflet) dropped over German positions in France shortly after the beginning of the Normandy invasion to encourage troops to surrender. This is printed on 'ultra-fine' almost tissue like paper. Considering the media it is printed on, it is in good condition, just some small holes due to folds. To be posted without frame.
WW2 SAS Berret Patch Special Air Services beret badge, a good example of a late WW2 period embroidered beret badge.
WW2 SAS Embroidered Beret Badge White A nice example of the larger Special Air Service Beret Badge that has been removed from its original beret. This is a heavily embroidered all white example, although the white thread has now yellowed with age.
WW2 SAS Parachute Qualification Wing A really good example of a padded SAS parachute qualification wing. This example appears to have been removed from its original uniform and the edge of each wing shows signs of rubbing to the thread.
WW2 SAS Qualification Wings A really good example of the distinctive dark blue and light blue padded SAS parachute qualification wing. The badge was designed by Jock Lewes who had rowed for Oxford, hence the colours.. This example appears to have been removed from its original uniform but is in overall great condition.
WW2 SAS Shoulder Titles x 4
WW2 Scottish Sock Garters
WW2 SD2 Anti-Personal Bomb - Relic The SD2 Butterfly Bomb (or Sprengbombe Dickwandig 2 kg) was a German 2 kilogram anti-personnel submunition used by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. It was so named because the thin cylindrical metal outer shell which hinged open when the bomblet deployed in flight gave it the superficial appearance of a large butterfly. The design was very distinctive and easy to recognise. SD2 bomblets were not dropped individually, but were packed into containers holding between 6 and 108 sub-munitions. This is a rare excellent original example of the SD2 Butterfly Bomb. It all of it's original metalwork which has all of it's original metal work including it's sprung wings, fuse and empty explosive canister.
WW2 Set of Royal Air Force Dog Tags
WW2 Single Braces
WW2 SOE Concealed Spike - Smokers Pipe French smokers pipe 'Racine De Bruyere' with concealed hollow spike
WW2 SOE Resistance Tyre Slasher
WW2 SOE Resistance \'Take-Down\' Calltrop
WW2 SOE School Patch Special Operations Executive Formation Sign. A nice example of this rare badge.
WW2 Special Air Service Cloth Beret Badge A nice example of the Special Air Service (SAS) Beret Badge that has been removed from its original beret. The badge is heavily embroidered. The background of the wings and moto is constructed of a light blue thread whilst the dagger is constructed of white thread.
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 Special Forces Jedburgh Wings Named after guerrillas who had operated in Scotland in the twelfth century. They comprised of teams of three who joined up with local resistance groups, to help organise and equip them. The badge is heavily machine embroidered, it is in overall good condition showing signs of wear.
WW2 Special Forces Jedburgh Wings Named after guerrillas who operated in Scotland during the twelfth century. They comprised of teams of three who joined up with local resistance groups, to help organise and equip them.The badge is heavily machine embroidered, it is in overall good condition showing signs of wear.
WW2 Special Forces Jedburgh Wings Named after guerrillas who had operated in Scotland in the twelfth century. They comprised of teams of three who joined up with local resistance groups, to help organise and equip them.The badge is heavily machine embroidered, it is in overall good condition showing signs of wear.
WW2 SS Peak Hat Reenactment
WW2 Stainless Steel Medical Kidney Dishes
WW2 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 SWB Officers Manuals & Field Message Book Lt Hurt S.W.B. - Army Book 153 Field Message Book - Fieldcraft & Battle Drill 12-Nov-1942 - A.A. Battle Drill 1943 - Small Arms Training Light Machine Gun 1942 - Small Arms Training Anti-Aircraft 1942 - Malaria 1943
WW2 The Daily Telegraph 16-10-1941 - Paddy Finucane D.F.C.
WW2 The Light Artillery Shoulder Patches - Pair These have been removed from their original uniform and pretty grubby, however the 458th Independent Light Artillery only wore this example of badge for fourteen months. So quite rare but rarer to come across a matching pair.
WW2 Third Reich 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 Anti Partisan Badge in Bronze A good example of a hollow back Anti Partisan badge in bronze. In 1942 General von dem Bach-Zelewski took over from the Army as Chief of Anti-Partisan Warfare and the S.S. took over its operations. In January 1944 Himmler commissioned the Anti Partisan badge. The bronze badge was awarded for 20 days of active service.
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 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. There are no marking on the belt but is in good condition and comes complete with adjuster tab. Length 98 cm.
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 Luftwaffe Flak Badge A great example of a Luftwaffe Flake Badge with fine detail. although no makers marks. This badge was awarded on a points basis, 20 being the requisite. Example, two points awarded to gun crew for destroying an aircraft in operation with other gun crews or four points to a crew single handily destroying aircraft.
WW2 Third Reich Narvik Shield
WW2 Third Reich 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 Arm Band A nice example of a classic Third Reich NSDAP armband. The armband is multi constructed with red cotton with white cotton circle. The swastika is constructed of a tightly woven black cotton. The armband is slightly grubby with some foxing on the white circle but in good sound 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 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 Hate Belt Buckle - RZM 36/42 SS Buckle known as the SS Koppelschloss stamped RZM 36/42 SS for maker Overhoff & Cie Ludenscheid. The belt is stamped 38 and has a total of 14 British cap badges and buttons. It would appear that these have been re-applied over time as the wearer increased his collection. Unfortunately i have no other information other than the seller found the belt under whilst renewing loft insulation for a customer in Tooting.Badges from left to right: - Worcestershire, Sgt Major, Royal Engineers, Cheshire, Pioneer, Royal Warwickshire, Officer pip, Tank Corps, Royal Artilery, General Service button, Royal Military Police, RE, 2 x RA Collar.
WW2 Third Reich SS 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 Rare SS officers 'silver' visor cap skull & eagle in fine detail both marked 800 for silver (test positive for silver) Very few companies made these insignia in silver; however, some jewellers were privately commissioned to make such badges, typically by egotistical SS officers. Eagle - marked in 'relief' RZM M1/17 for Assmann & stamped 800 for silver. Skull 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 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 Times of Malta Newspaper x 2 1942
WW2 Union Jack Newspaper x 2 1944
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 HBT Combat Jacket I 'believe' this to be the 1942 2nd pattern (light shade) In great condition for age with very minor field repairs. All 'thirteen star' buttons present including the two spares and the gas flap buttons under the collar. Ideal for mannequin display. Measures 22" across the chest, arm pit to arm pit & 26" long.
WW2 USA 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 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 USAF Communications Log Book Oct 1944 to Jan 1945
WW2 WAR Army Bureau of Current Affairs - Malta Issued fortnightly by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs. This is dated January 8th, 1944 (No. 61) Interesting contents to include: Coast Guns Cover Malta 'The attack on Grand Harbour' & Battery Routine 'Seaward Watch'
WW2 War Medal
WW2 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 Welsh Guards Combined Operations Patches - Embroidered pair Welsh Guards shoulder titles - Embroidered Combined Operations patch
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.