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1885 Sword
1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class
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1916 Munitions \" On War Service\" Workers Badge This triangular shaped badge issued after conscription in 1916 by the Ministry of Munitions. It was intended solely for women engaged in urgent war work. A clue to this fact is that the previous versions of the badge intended for men have a button hole fitting on the back. The 1916 triangular badge has a pin like a brooch for women.
1930-42 -WW2 Artillery Battery Sergeant Sleeve Badge Used in conjunction with Sergeant stripes. Oxidised with backing plate.
1930-42 11th Light Horse Hat Badge Darling Downs Light Horse. White metal. 2x lug reverse. 52mm
1930-42 14th Light Horse Regiment Hat Badge West Moreton Light Horse. White a metal. 2x lug reverse. 52mm.
1930-42 32nd Infantry Battalion Hat Badge The Footscray Regiment. Oxidized. 2x lug reverse. 51mm
1930-42 43rd Infantry Battalion Hat Badge The Hindmarsh Regiment. Brass. 2x lug reverse 51mm.
1930-42 47th Infantry Battalion Hat Badge The Wide Bay Regiment. Gilt brass. 2 x lug reverse. 52mm
1930-42 58th Infantry Battalion Hat Badge The Essendon Coburg Brunswick Rifles. Brass and enamel. 2x lug reverse 52mm
1930-42 5th Infantry Battalion Hat Badge The Victorian Scottish Regiment Oxidized 2x lug reverse.
1930-42 60th Infantry Battalion Hat Badge The Heidelberg Regiment. Enamel on brass. 2x lug reverse. 52mm
1930-42 61st Infantry Battalion Hat Badge The Cameron Highlanders of QLD. 2 x lug reverse.
1930-42 Australian Army Medical Corps Hat Badge Oxidized. 2x lug reverse.
1930-42 Australian Army Ordnance Corps Hat Badge Brass. 2 x lug reverse. 61mm.
1930-42 Australian Army Service Corps Hat Badge Brass. 2x lug reverse.
1930-42 Australian Instructional Corps Officers Hat Badge Gilded and enamel. Tone spots to the gilding. 2 x lug reverse. Hat badge. 45mm.
1930-42 Australian Instructional Corps Officers Hat Badge Gilded and enamel. Tone spots to the gilding. 2 x lug reverse. Hat badge. 45mm.
1930-42 Australian Staff Corps Officers Hat Badge Gilt and enamel. 2x lug reverse. 53mm
1930-42 Militia Period Horse Drivers Profficincy Sleeve Badge A good oxidised example with backing plate.
1930-42 Royal Australian Engineers Hat Badge (GVIR). Oxidized. 2 x lug reverse.
1930-42. 30th Infantry Battalion Hat Badge NSW Scottish Regiment. White metal. 2 x lug reverse. 75mm.
1930\'s Chinese Bayonet Mauser Bayonet This rare bayonet for is for use on the 8 mm Mauser Standard-Modell short rifles purchased from Mauser and the Republic of China\'s domestic copy, the Zhong Zheng Shi (Chiang Kai-Shek) rifle. Zhong Zheng Shi rifles and bayonets were made from approximately 1935–1945. Total production is believed to be approximately 360,000. They saw extensive use during the Second Sino-Japanese War that began in 1937 and led to the outbreak of World War II in the Pacific. Crude design and construction compared to the M1924 Mauser Export bayonet. More typical of Chinese manufacturing of the period, where much of the work was done by hand. The scabbard for these were typically leather, so most did not survive the hard use these bayonets experienced. Note: also used by Nth Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
1948-53 RAAF Sterling Silver Signaler Half Wing Brevet A rare 1949 dated sterling silver half wing with kings crown. Hallmarked on the reverse and maker marked by Stokes and Sons. Brooch pin.
1948-53 RAAF Sterling Silver Air Gunner Half Wing Brevet 1949 dated sterling silver half wing with kings crown. Hallmarked on the reverse and maker marked by Stokes and Sons. Brooch pin
1950\'s British Royal Armoured Corps Helmet 1950 British Royal Armoured Corps Helmet. also used by various other corps and also the RAF/ RN. This example with original khaki green painted finish , green elastic web chin strap. The oil cloth and fibre liner 1954 dated. Still perfect for a WW2 display. Good condition.
1960\'s Canadian Made Other Banks Bearskin 1960\'s Canadian Made Other Banks Bearskin. This most attractive genuine black Bearskin is in fantastic condition. Original black bear fur with wicker basket liner and leather sweatband. Note the date predates the banning of fur used in these caps. Has a white over scarlet hackle to the left hand side. Comes complete with its original brass ring chin scales The Canadian makers label \"Barkholder Furs Limited of Ottawa\" inside looks to be date 1963. Lovely condition and
2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal Unnamed as issued. Comes with fitted box of issue. The case with wear and some squash folds as pictured.
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A British Napoleonic Period Stovepipe Shako Plate A British Napoleonic Period General Service Stovepipe Shako Plate. A large Brass plate with with the Royal motto in a garter and George the Third cypher in the centre, surmounted by a crown. Under the garter was a lion. Flanking the design was a trophy of arms. Above the plate was the Hanoverian cockade in tooled black leather with a regimental button in the centre. Four small holes to each corner for attachment to the helmet. Overall wear to the high points and now evident with overall tone. The reverse with a tarnish and almost oxidised finish possibly remnants of the lacquered covering of the original cap.
A Good Victoria or Edwardian Police Truncheon A Good example of Victoria or Edwardian Police Truncheon in a turned dark brown Rosewood or cedar with brass trim cap. Approx 340mm long.
A Large Edwardian Sportsman’s Bowie Knife by Wilkinson A Large Rare Late Victorian or Edwardian Sportsman’s Bowie Knife by Wilkinson. Sold private by retails as a sportsman knife ( hunting Knife). Round all wood handle with single pommel rivet. small oval nickel metal cross guard. Nickelled bowie style fixed blade 240mm. The Picasso with acid etched makers mark \" Wilkinson Pall Mall London\". Together with its matching brown leather covered wooden sheath with integral belt loop. Excellent condition with only light scuffing to the sheath. Overall length 380mm known to have been taken and used in both the Boer war and WW1 as a private purchase fighting knife.
A Large Kings crown RAAF South Australia Branch Wall Plaque A large kings Crown period Air force association Wall Plaque for the Port Adelaide-Woodville Branch. . Hand painted on lacquered wood. Approx 37x50cm
A Rare Major General Sir Neville Howse VC Gallipoli Period Signed Transfer Certificate \"Australia\'s First Victoria Cross Recipient\" A Rare General Sir Neville Howse VC Gallipoli Period Medical Transfer Certificate and accompanying envelope. Medical Transfer Certificate to the then Colonel Howse VC as having been admitted to the HMHS Sicilia on 2nd august 1915 with Gastroenteritis during the Gallipoli Campaign. Details inc Age 51 with 16 years of service Colonel Howse (VC) 1st Aust Div AAMS. Together with its \"OHMS\" officially marked envelope with hand written (\"Transfer Cert\", Col Howse V.C\".) This matching the hand writing on the transfer certificate. Usual fold marks otherwise excellent condition. Major- General Sir Neville Howse VC was born on 26 October 1863 at Stogursey, Somerset, in England. He was educated at Fullard\'s House School, Taunton, before studying medicine at London Hospital. Howse migrated to New South Wales, establishing his first practice in Newcastle before moving to Taree. After undertaking postgraduate work in England, Howse returned to Australia in 1897 and settled in Orange. In January 1900 he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the New South Wales Medical Corps and sailed for South Africa. He was serving with a mounted infantry brigade at Vredefort where, on 24 July, he rescued a wounded man under heavy fire. For this he was awarded Australia\'s first Victoria Cross. He was promoted to captain in October the same year. Howse returned to Australia, but went back to South Africa as an honorary major in the Australian Medical Corps in February 1902, just as the war was ending. Howse was twice elected mayor of Orange and married Evelyn Pilcher in Bathurst in 1905. When the First World War began in 1914 he was appointed principal medical officer to the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force to German New Guinea, with the rank of lieutenant colonel. His medical knowledge and logistical skills ensured that there were no cases of serious illness and he returned to Australia in time to join the first AIF contingent as staff officer to the Surgeon General, director of medical services. In December 1914 Howse was promoted to colonel and appointed assistant director of medical services, 1st Australian Division. At Gallipoli he took charge of evacuating wounded men from the beach in the campaign\'s opening days. \"Shells and bullets he completely disregarded\", wrote one officer, but \"to the wounded he was gentleness itself.\" Unafraid to speak his mind, at the Dardanelles commission in 1917 Howse described the arrangements for dealing with the wounded at the landing as inadequate to the point of \"criminal negligence\" on the part of the Imperial authorities. In September 1915 he was given command of ANZAC medical services and in November became director of the AIF\'s medical services. Based in London once the AIF moved to France, Howse made regular visits to France and retained control of the Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt and Palestine. He consistently endeavoured to maintain the physical standards of the AIF and late in the war attributed its success in part to the efforts he and his staff made in ensuring the physical and moral fitness of Australian front-line soldiers. Howse was knighted in 1917 and in 1920 made a brief return to private practice before resuming work with the army. He resigned in 1922 and won the federal seat of Calare for the National Party. He held several ministerial portfolios, including defence and health. In 1930 he went to England for medical treatment but died of cancer on 19 September. He was survived by his wife and five children. A fantastic piece of Australian military history to a most famous Australian.
A Spectacular Victorian / Edwardian Rifle Brigade Regimental Medal A lovely impressive regimental medal in silver gilt. A small silver and gilt obverse with lion atop a Queen Victoria crown, surrounded by wreath and crossed rifles. A wrapped scroll with “Militia Eight 1892”. The silver hallmarked reverse and hand engraved “Lt Col A B Williams 7th Bn Rifle Brigade. General service ribbon with 17 sterling silver clasps , each with hand engraved dates 1893-1909. A double claw buckle to the top of the ribbon completes this wonderful special presentation medal.
Air Force Association Australian Air force Association lapel badge. Gilt brass with painted enamel. Kings Crown. 1962 membership renewal over clasp to the crown. Maker marked on the reverse by \"K G Luke\".
Army Generals Service Dress Visor Cap- ERII Period Army Generals Service Dress Visor Cap. ERII Period. A very good clean example as worn by British and Australian General Officers. Fine khaki wool body with scarelet wool cap band. A very nice toned bullion Queens Crown bullion General hat bad. Thick brown leather chinstrap with A/A side buttons. To the interior the famous makers name of \"Gieves of London\". Overal a fanstatic cap in excellent condition and shape and would compliment any British or Australian Generals uniform of the same period.
Ashanti Star 1896 Ashanti Star 1896 Bronze , Unnamed as issued. Original full size medal. The Ashanti Star was created in 1896 for the members of the expedition against the Ashanti King Prempeh, in the Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War that lasted from December 1895 to February 1896. The forces who qualified for the medal included the second Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment and a composite battalion consisting of between 16 and 26 men from each of the three regiments of Foot Guards and from eight infantry regiments. About half the troops deployed were locally recruited Hausa forces. Three Nursing Sisters were also present and received the medal.
Australia Magazines L4A1 7.62mm Magazine (1973) L4A1 7.62mm Magazine Marked \" Magazine L4A1 MA 73 \" (1973)
Australia : Munition Factory Works Badge Gilded brass. Approx mm with a brooch pin reverse. \"Stokes\" on the reverse leads theory to it being a 1960\'s made example. The nam Stokes and Sons changing to Stokes in 1962
Australia : Unofficial Infantry Front Line Service Medal Australia : Unofficial Infantry Front Line Service Medal. Original full size medal. Unnamed example.
Australia 1930-42 Armoured Car Proficiency Sleeve Badge Oxidised brass with 2 x lug reverse.
Australia 1942 School Patriotic Fund Lapel Badge One of the hard to get SPF badges this type was introduced in 1942 and titled \"Keep the Colours flying- The Union jack\" One of these badges was issued per school and issued by the Head Teacher to the top collector with all money going to the Red Cross POW war fund.
Australia c.1890\'s- 1906 White Home Service Helmet Australia c.1890\'s- 1906 White Home Service Helmet. A good example of a generic white blancoed service helmet of the period 1890-1906. Has brass spike and chin chain. Leather sweatband and cotton lining still intact. A makers name \" Best London Manufacture\" to the inside crown. Has had a previous helmet plate attached and the holes filled to the front. This early noticeable and does not detract from the overall look. The helmet retains a great shape with no ares of squashing. Suitable for an array of infantry artillery or corps units relating to the period 1890-1906.
Australia M26 Grenade Original Australia M26 H/E Grenade No markings. Has all of the original khaki green painted finish. Complete with fuze striker, lever and pin. Has some overall dents probably from use as an empty practice grenade. These are getting hard to get now. INERT
Australia Militia- WW2 Named Glengarry 1940 Dated Australia Militia- WW2 Named Glengarry 1940 Dated. Good pleasing wear and soiling overall. The Adelaide maker label on the inside is named in hand written pe and officially dated 1940. Has large oxidised rising sun hat badge.
Australia Named Pre WW1 Sterling Silver Presentaion Spoon with Rising Sun Australia Named Pre WW1 Sterling Silver Presentaion Spoon. Hall marked sterling silver desert spoon with a large hand chisel cut engraved rising sun to the bowl of the spoon and to the handle \" S.R.C WA Presented by Lieut Spurge Won By SSM F Rissmann 21/8/12\". Cyril Herman SPURGE Date of birth 15 September 1877 Marital status Married Age at embarkation 37 Next of kin Wife, Mrs C H Spurge, 1 Strathcona Street, West Perth, Western Australia Enlistment date 28 August 1914 Rank on enlistment Captain Unit name Field Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 5 AWM Embarkation Roll number 13/30/1 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914 Rank from Nominal Roll Lieutenant-Colonel Unit from Nominal Roll 1st Division Artillery Promotions Major Unit: 4th Division Artillery Promotion date: 20 January 1916 Fate Returned to Australia 15 June 1919 Medals Croix de Guerre (Belgium) Source: \'Commonwealth Gazette\' No. 91 Date: 23 July 1919
Australia Pre Federation Queen Victoria Crown Hat Badge. A nice example in white metal. Solid badge with gas hold to the reverse along with 2 x lugs. suitable for Volunteer or more likely government official or Contabulary Kepi.
Australia Pre-Fed Pam Victorian Force List
Australia Pre-Federation CDV Photo Australia Pre-Federation CDV Photo. Original Melbourne \" Stewart and Co. studio photography a member of the Victorian Military Forces. Great picture showing uniform, accoutrements and Home service Helmet. Dated on the reverse 1884. Approx 108 x 164mm
Australia Victorian Pre Fed Naval and Military List 1901 Australia Victorian Pre Fed Naval and Military List 1901. Original Pam style book. Soft cover. 1901. Printed in Melbourne. The spine with older tape repair. The end cover detached. Full listing for 1901 of the Officers and Junior Cadets of the Victorian Military Forces including Attached, Unattached, Corps , Staff, Regimental , Schools, Retitred Lists etc. Very comprehensive for names and ideal for research. The cover in poor condition.
Australia WW1 19th Light Horse 9ct Gold Fob The obverse with \"19th L.H\" this with scratches. To the reverse \"Sections\" \"Over Hurdles.....(erased) 1913. Hallmarked 9ct.Gold 8.42gms 38mm x 30mm
Australia WW1 1917 Lithgow Pattern 1907 Bayonet The blade with overall age tone and only very light pitting. The blade maker marked \"Lithgow\" and dated 191 as well as usual ordnance inspection stamps. The cross guard marked to the 4th Military District ( South Australia). Original wooden grips intact and with only usual scratches. Working locking stud. Comes with its British made leather scabbard with tear drop frog stud. This in VGC.
Australia WW1 7th Battalion Colour Patch Fob Badge Australia WW1 7th Battalion Colour Patch Fob Badge. Brass and enamels.
Australia WW1 Coogee Ranwick Returned Sailors & Soldiers Club Lapel Badge Brass and enamel. Buttonhole fitting reverse, officially numbered and maker marked Amor Sydney
Australia WW1 Field Ambulance Sleeve Badge Heavily worsted on khaki wool backing with paper reverse.
Australia WW1 Gallipoli Star- Unofficial Medal Australia WW1 Gallipoli Star- Unofficial Medal Type 1 with blank reverse. Marker Marked AJP ( AJ Parks). Original full size medal . The Gallipoli Star is an eight pointed bronze star with a silver disc overlaid in the centre. This disc features, in relief, the king\'s crown in the centre encircled by the words \'GALLIPOLI 1914-15\'. Suspension is by an integral ring from the top of the uppermost point of the star. The manufacturer\'s marking \'A.J.P\' is impressed into the reverse. The ribbon comprises a central 9 mm blue stripe, flanked by 3 mm crimson stripes, the outer edges of 8 mm being gold on the right and silver grey on the left. History / Summary The Gallipoli Star and its ribbon were designed in 1917 by R K Peacock, but official approval from King George V for the proposed campaign medal was withdrawn after the ribbon, but not the medal, had been manufactured, because it was to have been presented only to Australians and New Zealanders, but not British or other Empire soldiers involved in the campaign. Some Anzac veterans are known to have been issued with lengths of ribbon during the war in anticipation of the medal\'s production. In 1990, Mr Ross Smith, a former Australian Army Warrant Officer and Vietnam veteran, arranged, at his own expense, for dies from the original design to be manufactured, and for A J Parkes & Co Pty Ltd, of Brisbane, to strike 1000 examples of the medal. 200 of these stars were presented to surviving Australian and New Zealand Gallipoli veterans to mark the 75th anniversary of the campaign. The remainder were sold to the public. A further 1000 were later struck for sale to collectors. The design features an eight pointed star, representing the states and territories of Australia (seven points) and New Zealand. The colours of the ribbon are blue, representing the ocean, gold, representing Australian Wattle, silver grey, representing New Zealand fern, and red for the colour of Australian gum blossom and the New Zealand Rata flower.
Australia WW1 Mess Tin 1916 Australia WW1 “D” Shape Mess Tin. Nicely maker marked “Simpson &Son Adelaide “ 1916.
Australia WW1 Mother of Pearl Sweetheart Badge A small badge crafted from mother of pearl probably in the middle East. Brooch pin reverse.
Australia WW1 Mothers and Widows Ribbon The WW1 Mothers’ and Widows’ Badge was issued to the mothers and/or widows of members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) or the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force who were killed in action, died of wounds or other causes while on active service, or after discharge died of wounds or sickness directly attributable to their service. The black ribbon was machine-embroidered in gold with wattle sprigs, a Rising Sun badge, and the words \"For Australia\". The badges were suspended from a white metal bar which bore laurel leaves. Stars were added to the bottom bar, each indicating the death of one man. The badge was promulgated under Military Order 64 of 1919. his example with one star to the bottom bar. the reverse of the top bar officially numbered.
Australia WW1 Officers \"Floppy\" Trench Cap Australia WW1 Officers \"Floppy\" Trench Cap or \'Soft Service Cap\". Khaki wooden whip cord with fully flexible body and visor. Turn down neck flap secured by its own wool and buckle chin strap. the cap with an individual brown leather chin strap secured but brown leather \"football\" style buttons. Large rising sun hat badge with lug reverse fits perfectly into the only two holes in the cap band. Fully cotton lined in a light khaki. This with some light areas of sweat stain. Some very small ares of light moth graze to the top of the cap and to the visor, these are hardly worth mentioning but have to be all the same. A rare cap in absolutely fantastic condition.
Australia WW1 Other Ranks Tunic A rare original Australian WW1 other ranks service dress tunic. Khaki wool four pocket tunic with pressed leather \"football \" buttons, with integral cloth belt and brass buckle. Oxidized rising sun collar badges. It is interesting to note that this tunic has no shoulder straps and looks to never have had any possibly indicating that this is a \"Coming Home\" style tunic. This appears to be a tailor made tunic rather than an army ordnance issue tunic. This style of a “ Coming Home” tunic is also apparent in the fact that it has never been lined inside. No maker\'s label, or named. The shoulders have had round colour patches & corporal rank at one time but now removed. Evidence of service wear with soiling around the collar, shoulders and sleeves. Used & worn. Has small repair, some small moth holes. A small repair to the chest. Overall VGC. “Coming Home” tunics were evident in the period 1918-1919 when soldiers returning from the filth of the front would often privately purchase a new tunic, often tailored and a having smarter look for service whilst still in the UK and abroad or returning to Australia.
Australia WW1 Pattern 1903 Ammunition Bandolier- Unit Marked Australia WW1 Pattern 1903 Ammunition Bandolier- Unit Marked. A good Australian made Pattern 1903 50 round ammunition bandolier marked to the 4th Brigade Australian Field Artillery. nice supple dark brown leather with brass fittings and leather stay strap. the cross strap marked with an inspection stamp\" AC\" with broad arrow, \"AUSTRALIA\" and \"4BD AFA\". Overall scuffing and wear but no damage.
Australia WW1 Pattern 1907 MK1 \"HOOKED QUILLION\" SMLE BAYONET AND SCABBARD Australia WW1 Pattern 1907 Mk 1 \"HOOKED QUILLION\" SMLE BAYONET AND SCABBARD. (NSW Markings) 1909 dated blade by Wilkinson. The other side with British inspection and acceptance stamps. overall age tone to the blade otherwise in good condition. Original wood grips in VGC and also with acceptance stamps. Working locking stud. The Pommel stamped \" NSW 4952\" and the other sie stamped with sold out of service opposing broad arrows. Comes with its Lithgow (NSW) made leather scabbard with tear drop frog stud. This marked with a Lithgow star on the chape and \"Q2534\" to the throat.
Australia WW1 Pattern 1908 Bayonet Frog Australia WW1 Pattern 1908 Bayonet Frog. A service worn example with overall wear and soiling. The markings on the reverse well faded.
Australia WW1 RAS Lapel Badge Australia WW1 Returned From Active Serive Lapel Badge. Nice example with much of the gilding remaining.
Australia WW1 Returned From Active service Lapel Badge. A very nice clean example. 2 x lug reverse.
Australia WW1 Rising Sun Hat Badge Original full size hat badge. 2 x lug reverse.
Australia WW1 Silver Wound Badge Sterling silver badge with brooch pin reverse. Officially numbered with \"A\" Australian prefix.
Australia WW1 Voluntary Enlistment Ballot Badge Original Voluntary Enlistment Ballot Badge Complete with single pin. 35mm in height. Issue to men who volunteered their names to go into a Ballot in 1918 to join the AIF.
Australia WW1- Militia Pattern 1903 Belt and Ammunition Pouches A good example, all in nice supple varying shades of light brown leather. The Pattern 1903 waistbelt with brass buckle is a WW2 made example being dated 1940. The two WW!1made 10 round pouches are dated 1915 and the other undated but marked \"CGHF\". The two MKII 15 round pouches are dated 1916.
Australia WW2 2 Inch Mortar Australia WW2 2 Inch Mortar. No fuze. Body and tail section only . A good amount of the original painted finish remaining. 1942 dated.
Australia WW2 2 Inch Mortar Australia WW2 2 Inch Mortar. No fuze. Body and tail section only . Some of the original painted finish remaining with a large worn area also. 1941 dated.
Australia WW2 2 Inch Mortar Australia WW2 2 Inch Mortar. No fuze. Body and tail section only . A good amount of the original painted finish remaining. 1942 dated. INERT
Australia WW2 Division HQ Colour Patch Lapel Badge
Australia WW2 Field Service Cap Australia WW2 Field Service Cap. Khaki wool . Adelaide maker 1941 dated. Unissued example but has an area of moth to the front flap where the buttons secure.
Australia WW2 1st pattern RAAF Air Gunner Badge Australia WW2 1st pattern RAAF Air Gunner Sleeve Badge. Brass. 2 x lug reverse.
Australia WW2 2/7th Infantry Bn Colour Patch Lapel Badge. Australia WW2 2/7th Infantry Bn Colour Patch Lapel Badge. Enamel and brass. Brooch pin reverse.
Australia WW2 25 Pounder \"Star\" Projectile Australia WW2 25 Pounder \"Star\" MK VII B (Aust) Projectile. 1944 dated. Remains of the original painted markings. INERT Please note: Original Projectile only. The fuze is a resin reproduction. INERT
Australia WW2 25 Pounder Trench Art Ashtray Brass 25-pounder shell case cut off above the base and made into an ashtray with 3 indentations to hold cigarettes and set in the middle of the ashtray is a .50 calibre machine gun round. The base dated 1942. The .50 cal is not removable.
Australia WW2 AIF Victory Boot Match Vesta Australia WW2 AIF Victory Boot Match Vesta. These were a great little war fund souvenir. A miniature AIF boot in leather. This example with its original card label still attached.
Australia WW2 Ankle Boots with Jungle Cleats - 1945 A near unissued pair of size 6/5 brown leather ankle boots 1945 dated. The soles fitted with jungle cleats. No laces. Overall scuffing and storage wear.
Australia WW2 Armoured Corps Sweatheart Badge An attractive small gilt rising sun badge with attached armoured Regiment enamel pendent.
Australia WW2 Army Field Service Cap Australia WW2 Army Field Service Cap. Winter wool Khaki serge material. Mint condition unissued example. 1940 dated.
Australia WW2 Army Underpants 1943 Dated A hopefully unissued pair of white wooden underpants. Well marked with \"D arrow D\" and dated 1943.
Australia WW2 Attributable RAAF Other Ranks Side Cap Australia WW2 Attributable RAAF Other Ranks Side Cap. A nice service worn example in RAAF blue serge wool. Oxidised RAAF other ranks hat badge and black bakelite side flap buttons. On the inside makers lapel ( 1942 dated) is also a hand written regimental number. This member does indeed confirmed as RAAF Lac 1942-1946. The crown has been sewn in a way by the wearer to keep the cap crown more taught and closed together. This is frequently seen on the these caps and adds a nice touch of personailty. The inside lignin with soiling from service wear.
Australia WW2 Binoculars and Pattern 37 case. A good used looking set of No.2 MKII prismatic binoculars. All black painted. The only markings being a pair of broad arrows on the bottom of each lease. Web neck strap. The optics are working though a little hard to adjust to correction. Comes with a worn salt looking Pattern 37 case. Canadian contract 1942/43 ( hard to read).
Australia WW2 Chief Petty Officer Hat Badge Australia WW2 Chief Petty Officer Hat Badge. Bullion, Kings Crown.
Australia WW2 Civil Construction Corps Lapel Badge Australia WW2 Civil Construction Corps Lapel Badge. In February 1942 the Allied Works Council (CA 497) was created to take responsibility for carrying out all works required for war purposes by the Allied forces in Australia. Edward Granville Theodore, a former Premier of Queensland (1919–25) and Federal Treasurer (1929–31) was appointed Director-General of the Council. The major difficulty faced by the Allied Works Council was the supply of labour. In March 1942 the War Cabinet accepted a recommendation from Theodore for the creation of a Civil Constructional Corps (CCC), which would undertake war-related construction projects within Australia. The Corps was formed as a civilian rather than military organisation and comprised volunteers and persons called up under military impressments. Given the wartime climate and the range of powers given to the Director-General, the Corps operated under a more rigid discipline than would be normal industrial practice. While members’ pay was based on civilian award rates, they could not refuse work and were subject to regulations governing their conduct on the job and to the orders of the Director-General for maintaining good order at works or in camps. By June 1943 some 66 000 men had sought enrolment in the Corps of whom 53 500 were selected as medically fit and suitable. Of these, 8 500 had volunteered, 28 000 had already been working on Allied Works Council jobs at the time of enrolment and about 17 000 had been called up for service. Most were over 35 years of age. The major occupational categories were labourers, carpenters and truck drivers. Members of the Corps were sent to all parts of Australia to work on projects such as docks, aerodromes, roads, gun emplacements, hospitals, fuel storage depots, pipelines and factories.
Australia WW2 Entrenching Tool Australia WW2 Entrenching Tool. Helve head in its original unpainted condition. It is maker stamped \"HB\" and \"DD\" marked. It is undated. The Helve a lovely light brown wood with nice age stain and polish and a nice match to the helve head. It is also undated but has a WW2 period inspection stamp \"FH\". The Pattern 37 web carrier is in extremely good condition and marked \"D.C.D\" \"DD\' \"1944\". Overall a very good example.
Australia WW2 Full Size Reproduction Owen MKII SMG A fantastic and rare full size metal INERT reproduction. MK II with skeletal stock. Able to remove the magazine ( not fillable), cock and work the action forward. Not able to chamber a round. Fully inoperable. Fantastic detail in manufacture. The Owen SMG as used by the Australian Army in World War II, Korea and Vietnam wars. 1 x only available. Licence Required. please check your individual state licensing requirement.
Australia WW2 Light Horse Rifle Bucket 1941 A good example of a SMLE rifle bucket in a nice polished brown leather. Maker marked and 1941 Dated.
Australia WW2 Machete - Scott Trojan Australia WW2 Machete - Scott Trojan The late bolo blade marked \"D arrow D\" \"Scott Trojan\". Original wood grips in good condition. The brown leather sheath in good supple condition, also marked \"Darrow D\" and fits to the machete very well.
Australia WW2 Miniature Military Cross Group of 8 Australia WW2 Miniature Military Cross Group of 8 Military Cross (GVIR), 1939-45 Star, Africa Star ( 8th Army Clasp), Pacific Star, Defence Medal , War Medal , Australian Service Medal 1939-45, Efficiency Decoration (ERII) (Australia). All original miniatures mounted as worn.
Australia WW2 No. 68 AT Rifle Grenade MKIII Australia WW2 No. 68 AT Rifle Grenade. Choice example with all original ochre pained finish remaining. Maker marked RBD (R.B. Davies & Co. Victoria, Australia) and dated 1942. INERT The Grenade, Rifle No. 68 / Anti-Tank was a British anti-tank rifle grenade used during the Second World War and was one of the first operational weapons to utilise the shaped charge principle. The No. 68 grenade entered service with the British Army in November 1940.However, it proved to be not much better than the inadequate Boys anti-tank rifle and could not be improved as the size of the explosive charge was limited by the diameter of the discharger cup, and a lack of understanding of the standoff distance required.citation needed It was introduced into service with the Home Guard in February 1941 and was retained until the force stood-down in 1944.
Australia WW2 North African Campaign Sand Camouflaged Helmet Australia WW2 North African Campaign Sand Camouflaged Helmet. A rare and highly desirable variation. Standard Australian army M38 steel helmet originally with regular khaki green painted finish and with period applied sand camouflage. Khaki green interior with original oil cloth and rubber liner and khaki web chinstrap. Consumate age wear and soiling to overall. VGC
Australia WW2 Other Ranks Service Dress Visor Cap Australia WW2 Other Ranks Service Dress Visor Cap. A near unissued example in excellent condition. Khaki wool serge with brown leather chinstrap and oxidised AMF side buttons. Small rising sun cap badge. Full liner and sweatband intact. Only small moth nips to top of the cap, but must be mentioned. overall a choice condition cap.
Australia WW2 Outfit First Aid For Mechanised Units- Tin Australia WW2 Outfit First Aid For Mechanised Units- Tin. Hinged, black, flat, rectangular, steel box with two securing clasps and a steel rod carry handle. The lid of the box has been impressed with a Broad Arrow Mark and below that the text \'FIRST AID OUTFIT MECH. UNIT\' in khaki lettering with a red cross stencilled below the text. The inside lid has a printed sheet attached to it, listing the contents as they were in 1943. No contents - tin only.
Australia WW2 RAAF Wireless Operator Sleeve Badge Oxidised metal with backing plate.
Australia WW2 Reserved Occupation Exemption Lapel Badge Australia WW2 Reserved Occupation Exemption Lapel Badge. White metal with 2 x lug reverse. Officially numbered. with AF prefix.
Australia WW2 Rising Sun Hat badge Choice mid- late war made example in a heavy oxidised finish . maker marked \"Amor\" Sydney.
Australia WW2 Siege of Tobruk Trench Art Ash Tray Australia WW2 Siege of Tobruk Trench Art Ash Tray Cut down 1939 dated 25 Pdr shell case turned into the main ash tray, this with a collar size rising sun badge sweated to the side. Decorated hand cut shell brass gyro mounted arms hold atop the ashtray. A hand cut shell brass matchbox holder upright to the centre with engraved \" Tobruk\" on one side and the date 7-6-1941 on the other side. All mounted on a very heavy brass lamp base. Polished and lightly lacquered. Age stain and tone consummate with age. The Siege of Tobruk took place between 10 April and 27 November 1941, when elements of the Allied Army were trapped and besieged in the North African port of Tobruk by German and Italian forces. The defenders quickly became known as the Rats of Tobruk. The siege lasted for 231 days in 1941, after Axis forces advanced through Cyrenaica from El Agheila in Operation Sonnenblume against Allied forces in Libya, during the Western Desert Campaign A great Siege of Tobruk relic worthy of any Australian North African campaign collector.
Australia WW2 Trench Art Victory Badge Australia WW2 Trench Art Victory Badge. Hand made rom an Australian penny coin. Hand soldered brooch pin to the reverse.
Australia: Pre Fed Officers Cross Belt Chain and Whistle Australia: Pre Federation Rifle Regiment Officers Cross Belt Lion head boss keeper with full length chain and whistle and keeper. All in white metal. no markings.
Australia: WW1 Demobilised Soldiers Badge 1918 Heavy golding tone to the silver finish. The oval shaped badge has the raised words \'ENLISTED IN A.I.F. 1918 ISSUED BY DEPT OF DEFENCE\' in a band around the edge with the Australian coat-of-arms in the centre. On the reverse are two horizontal brazed-on lugs with the makers name \'STOKES & SONS MELB\' and a stamped serial number. This badge (sometimes referred to as the \'too bloody late\' badge) was issued to those AIF recruits who, at the time of the Armistice, in November 1918, were training in Australia, or who had enlisted but had not yet been called into camp for training. It was also issued to serving members of the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery who had volunteered, but not embarked, for service in the AIF Siege Artillery Brigade.
Australia/GB WW2 25 Pounder A/P Projectile. Australia/GB WW2 25 Pounder A/P Projectile. 1942 dated. Complete with driving band. (fired). INERT
Australia/GB WW2 6 Pounder A/P Projectile Australia/GB WW2 6 Pounder A/P Projectile. Driving bands removed. Has been lacquered. INERT
Australia/GB WW2 6 Pounder A/P Projectile. Australia/GB WW2 6 Pounder A/P Projectile. Complete with driving bands. (Fired) The body nice and smooth one side but heavily pitted to the other here it has been laying in the ground. Has been lacquered. INERT
Australian \'Heavy Pattern\' Blank Firing Attachment for F1/L1A1 SLR These BFA\'s consist of a cast iron body and a screw in choke which fits inside the flash eliminator to restrict the flow of gas. The body slips over the flash eliminator and is secured by the swing out gate being closed behind the bayonet lug. The choke screws into the body and is secured by a flat spring which acts on the serrated end of the body and prevents it accidentally unscrewing whilst in use. The action of the knob of the choke piece bearing against the end of the flash eliminator pulls the body forward keeping the swing gate under tension on the bayonet lug and preventing it from opening. The choke piece screws in by hand and requires no special tools to fit or remove it.
Australian Armoured Regiment Enamel Lapel Badge
Australian Vietnam War : SLR Bayonet Australian made and issued bayonet for the L1A1 Self Loading Rifle. Comes with matching scabbard and jungle green pattern 37 web frog.
Australian WW1 8th Infantry Battalion Colour Patches A good used and worn pair obviously removed from a tunic. The colour washed out in both. Matched full size original pair.
Australian WW1 Pattern 1915 Small Haversack Australian WW1 Pattern 1915 Small Haversack.
Australian WW1 Returned Services Association Victoria Lapel Badge Rare Australian WW1 Returned Services Association Victoria Lapel Badge. 1915-1919 Brass and enamels. Button hole fitting reverse.
Australian WW1 RSL Lapel Badge 1919-1921 Large size badge in nice condition. Brass and enamels. 2 x lug reverse.
Australian WW2 Army M38 Steel Helmet. Australian WW2 Army M38 Steel Helmet. A choice mint example with an interesting paint finish Khaki green sand grit painted finish with a near mint condition oil cloth liner and web chin strap, and original helmet net fitted. I initially thought that this helmet has been repainted but on a closer inspection there is an original broad arrow ink acceptance stamp on the inside of the dome. And knowing how hard these liners are to unscrew and remove, is quite plausible that this is a wartime refurbishment or it\'s a mint unissued one. These helmets are in high demand and getting very expensive.
Australian WW2 Army Steel Helmet Australia WW2 M38 Army steel helmet A most appealing and clean example of a now very sought after piece of Australian WW2 headgear. Overall some areas of scuffing on the all original khaki grit painted finish. Complete with oilcloth liner and web chin strap. The liner is also in VGC but with minor scuff around the liner edge. Overall VGC
Australian WW2 AWAS / Medical Servcie Womens Boots A very rare Australian WW2 AWAS / Medical Service Womens Boots. Brown leather boots with original laces. Brown leather soles are marked with a Victorian manufacture code \"V866.\" Size 3E. The date looks to be 1944. This is partially obscured due to the sold having been billed out with a hole to accomodate a mannequin stand. Other than the holes in the sole of both , these boots are in lovely condition.
Australian WW2 Duperite Dispatch Riders Helmet Australian WW2 Duperite Dispatch Riders Helmet. An exceptionally good condition clean example. The pictures speak for themselves. Has all of its original khaki green painted finish, the leather and khaki cotton neck flaps are complete and undamaged retaining the buckle and strap. A good original liner with all of the felt padding so often seen on others completely mothed. 1943 dated on the red inside decal label.
Australian WW2 Helmet Chinstrap Australian WW2 Helmet Chinstrap. Unused condition.
Australian WW2 Slouch Hat Australian WW2 Slouch Hat. Army Khaki fur felt. Press stud side with Rising sun hat badge. The body of the hat in very good condition with no damage or mothing. Does have an area of light moth to the underside of the brim. Khaki cotton six fold puggaree ( no markings visible). The puggaree with overall appealing service wear and light ares of soiling. Missing the liner completely and named in felt pen on the inside of the hat to VX member of the AIF. Missing chinstrap. A great looking hat.
Australian WW2 Slouch Hat 1945 Australian WW2 Slouch Hat, Army, Khaki fur felt. Press stud fastening to the brim. Rising Sun hat badge. Six fold khaki cotton puggaree ( date faded). Has its original brown leather sweatband. this is the only thing that lets this hat down a bit. The felt body is in perfect condition, the liner has subdued to time and is worn on both side of the brown leather chin strap. A Victorian maker mark, the size is illegible but the date 1945 is clear. Overall a good condition slouch hat.
Australian WW2 War Widows Guild Sterling Silver Badge This is the large size version. Hallmarked Sterling slyer with official numbered reverse.
Belgium Military Decoration 2nd class The Military Decoration a military award of the Kingdom of Belgium. It was established on December 23, 1873 and is awarded to non-commissioned officers and other ranks of the Belgian Armed Forces for long service.
Belgium Order of Leopold (Knight) with Case of issue Knight breast badge. Silver and enamels. (Some chips to the enamel to the wreath on the obverse. Complete with duel prong mounting pin through the ribbon. Comes with its Gustave Wolfers marked black leatherette case of issue.
Belgium Order of the Crown
Belgium WW1 M1918 Gas Mask Belgium WW1 M1918 Gas Mask. A particularly well preserved example of the most interesting of WW1 gas masks. Fantastic supple leather face mask wit all of its original head straps and neck strap. Very clear eye lenses. Complete with original khaki painted filter. Together with its French made 1918 dated carry canister also in its original khaki green painted finish. Captured by the French and made in England these masks were made from composed German \"Lederschutzmaske\" masks and French ASR respirator and canister parts. At the end of 1917 the French army captured almost 18,000 German made gas masks on several fronts. In the absence of this kind of masks for the allies the idea arose to reuse them with new parts and to the Belgians. Sent to the UK, and in Porton Down, England were the masks were assembled with French filters. They were also fitted with French made ASR gas mask canisters with a bilingual labe inside. It\'s known that not all masks were sent to the front immediately and again attained only after the Armistice arrived. As a result, a large part of these masks so remained almost unused. They were stored in the mid-1920s, later and later used. some text on the cover on the canister lid refers \' 25 (1925). Extraordinary piece of history!
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Boer War: Kings South Africa Medal (Name Erased) A good original full size medal with two clasps \"SA 1901\" and \"SA1902\". Has been very nicely name erased and would be a great gap filler to a broken group.
British / Australian WW1 Pattern 1908 Helve Holder Original British / Australian WW1 Pattern 1908 Helve Holder. Khaki web maker marked and dated on the reverse “M.E. Co 1916”
British 1845 Pattern Infantry Officers Gothic Hilt Sword British 1845 Pattern Infantry Officers Gothic Hilt Sword. A good Victorian period example with brass three bar gothic folding hilt with \"VR\" cypher. Trase of the original gilding remaining. The folding hilt complete with its original black leather insert. This only loosely attached. The brass wire bound ray skin grip in particularly good condition. The slightly curved single fullered \"Wilkinson\" style blade. This acid etched with Victorian crown and VR cypher. Some ares of tone and light pitting consummate with age. There is no makers mark but has the proving star of Wilkinson. To the other side of the Picasso again the distributors mark of Firmin & Sons London\". Comes with its matching black leather scabbard and gilt brass fittings. Note: the scabbard has been repaired at some later stage with a black leather wrap repair band about 3/4 down the length of the scabbard. The top brass hanger mount with a lovely distributors cartouche \" Firmin & Sons London\". Some original gilding also remains on the mount. Overall a good example. Licence Required in Victoria Controlled Weapon- 18 years and over.
British 1897 Coronation Medal British 1897 Coronation Medal. Silver. Unnamed as issued. Original full size medal.
British 1936 Jubilee Medal British 1936 Jubilee Medal. Unnamed as issued. Original full size medal.
British 1937 Coronation Medal British 1937 Coronation Medal. Original full size medal. Unnamed as isuued.
British 78th Reg of Foot Afghanistan Egypt Medal Group British 78th Reg of Foot Afghanistan Egypt Medal Group. Afghanistan Medal , no clasp (2884 PTE J . EVANS . 78TH FOOT). Egypt Medal , clasp \"Tel El Kebir\" (2884 PTE J. EVANS 2/SEA : HIGHRS). Khedives Star, (2884 PTE J. EVANS 2-B SEA HIGHRS). A Scottish infantry regiment was formed in 1793. It served with the British Army until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated into The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s). All full size original medals. All loose.
British Afghanistan Medal 1881- 10th Hussars British Afghanistan Medal 1881- No clasp. Engraved large Roman capitals ( 1016 SERGT A. GRIFFA - 10th HUSS).
British Crimea Medal - Naval Issue Unnamed British Crimea Medal - Naval Issue Unnamed 2 clasps \"Azoff\", \"Sebastopol\". Named as issued to the Royal Navy. Original full size medal.
British East West Africa Medal 1892 - clasp Benin 1897 Correctly impressed in large Roman capitals “168928 G. DUKES STO. 1CL., H.M.S PHOEBE”. Original full size medal. HMS Phoebe was a Pearl-class cruiser of the Royal Navy, in service from the early 1890s until 1906. Service history Phoebe was built at the HMNB Devonport and launched on 1 July 1890. She served as part of the Cape and West Africa Station from 1893 until 1897. During this time, she participated in the Benin Expedition. After spending two years in reserve, she left Plymouth for Australia in early March 1901 to commence service on the Australia Station, under Commander (later Captain) Francis Charles Bathurst Addington. She left the Australia Station on 23 December 1905 for England.
British George V 1935 Silver Jubilee Chocolate Tine by Rowntree and Co. British George V 1935 Silver Jubilee Chocolate Tine by Rowntree and Co. No contents Patina consistent with age and use . Approx 7 x 3.5 x 1 inches
British India - Boer War Seaforth Highlanders Group of Medals British India - Boer War Seaforth Highlanders Group. India Medal 1896, clasp \"Releif of Chitral 1895\", (engraved in running script 3362 Pte G Rennox 2d Bn Seaforth Highrs). Queens South Africa Medal , clasps \"CC, Trv, Wittebergen\" ( Impressed \"3362 Pte G Rennox 2: SEA HIGHRS.) \"Kings South Africa Medal , claps\"SA01/ SA02\". ( \"3362 Pte G Rennox 2: SEA HIGHRS\".) All full size original medals , court mounted for display.
British Napoleonic War 1796 Pattern Officers Light Cavalry Sword A good example of the officers pattern with leather grips. A lovely bright broad blade with \"Gill is warranted\" acid etched into the blade. The words \"Arthur Saltmar\" are acid etched into the blade backstrap. These are very faint but can still be seen in the right light. Comes with its all steel scabbard. Missing one of the hanging rings and a screw to the treat mouth. Overall some age tone and only very very light pitting to the scabbard. Officers carried fighting swords very similar in form to those of the trooper version, though they tended to be lighter and show evidence of higher levels of finish and workmanship. They were also distinguished in the hilt by the grips being wire-wound (silver or gilt copper/brass) and in the backpiece having reduced-size ears, often comma-shaped, or no ears at all.
British Post 1902 Worcestershire Regiment Officers Home Service Helmet British Post 1902 Worcestershire Regiment Officers Home Service Helmet A fine Edwardian period example of the pattern first introduced in 1881 as the Home Service Helmet. Blue cloth covered helmet with gilt brass peak and back straps, gilt brass chin chain, spike and cruciform base. Officers Kings Crown Worcestershire Regiment helmet plate. Retains leather sweatband and interior lining with a London maker/distributor. Overall a lovely example. VGC
British Sutlej Medal 1846 Correctly impressed in large Roman capitals “GUNNERH McEWAN 2nd BRIGADE H:AY”. Edge knocks to 6 o’clock. Original full size medal.
British WW1 MkI Brodie Steel Helmet A fine example with khaki sand grit finish. Water stain to the top and some rust/pitting to the right hand of the brim underside near the chinstrap. Has original brown leather chinstrap and oilcloth/felt liner. Bowl-shaped steel helmet, green painted, featuring a wide brim of simple pressed construction fitted with edging to the rim. The liner is of MK I pattern, comprising two part construction of an oval crown pad of lint, asbestos, and felt, and an American cloth tongueless headband padded with cotton wool, lint and canvas (to the underside) and attached to a netted head band support. To the outside of this support (between the skull cradle and the helmet shell) is attached a series of 12 tubular-shaped rubber buffers. A complex leather chinstrap system is fitted on top of the oval pad and threads down either side of the liner, being passed through two rectangular wire bales, one either side of the rim, and coupled to a second strap that is the chinstrap proper, that features a single-prong metal buckle. The entire two-piece liner and pad are held fast to the crown of the helmet shell by a single copper rivet that passes through the leather strap and pad. The original and very distinctive steel helmet adopted by Great Britain was designed and patented in 1915 by its inventor, John L Brodie. After many experiments, Brodie came to the conclusion that a relatively simple form of helmet would offer reasonable protection, be serviceable and cheap to produce in large numbers. In comparison with both the French Adrian pattern helmet (1915) and the German M1916, the British helmet proved light, robust, simple to make and, for its time, was highly effective. The first helmets were produced at the Sheffield steel works of Sir Robert Hadfield who had pointed out the the many virtues of a high percentage (12%) manganese steel. This alloy, rolled in sheets of 20 gauge or .036 inch, would resist pistol bullets of 230 grains jacketed with cupro-nickel, travelling at the rate of 600 feet per second. Such a bullet caused a deep dent in the helmet but did not penetrate. Moreover, if at higher velocity the projectile passed through the plate, no shattering or splintering occurred. The helmet made its first appearance in any numbers at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. The overall shape, with modifications, and changes to the liner and finishes, remained in service with British and Commonwealth forces until the end of the Second World War. The same shape of helmet was used during the Second World War by all services and by the Police, Fire Services and ARP Services. The Brodie \'tin hat\' was a masterpiece of simple design and its shape became instantly identifiable. History note By March 1916, some 140,000 helmets (Type \'A\', \'B\', and \'War Office\' pattern) had been issued to troops serving on the Western Front, but being as they were regarded as \"trench stores\" issue was very limited and there were not enough to enable soldiers to claim their own personal issue. Medical evidence had confirmed the value of the shrapnel helmets as severe heads wounds had decreased amazingly, therefore production was urged to speed up, but prior to this, those helmets that had been evaluated under field conditions had highlighted some criticism, including that the paint finish was too shiny; the helmet was too round and shallow; the liner was slippery, and that the edge of the brim was sharp and could cause injury. To counter this, a new liner and chinstrap assembly was devised; edging applied to the rim, and a non-reflective textured paint would be used. 1,000 modified helmets were then sent for front line evaluation and these were initially approved by 15th May, 1916, and given full approval in July by which time 1,000,000 were in service. By September of that year the new helmet was known as the \"Helmet, Steel, Mark I\".
British WW1 37mm Pom -Pom Round Double band projectile. The case undated but with Vickers, Son and Maxim maker stamp. INERT
British WW1 RFC Other Ranks Cloth Shoulder Title A good worn example as worn by other ranks of the Royal Flying Corps.
British WW1 Victory Medal - Name Errased Original full size medal, nicely name erased. Perfect gap filler to a group.
British WW2 \"Chindit\" Bowie Knife British WW2 \"Chindit\" Bowie Knife. Hard woo grips secured by three rivets. Bowie style blade 190mm long with a thin white metal oval shaped cross guard. Overall length 300mm A clasic textbook example. No sheath, knife only. Refer to \"Flook\" Page 205.
British WW2 1945 Dated Denison Para Smock This is a very well used and abused wartime made example. Overall very heavy wear, fading, and serious amounts of tears to almost the entire jacket. It has evidence of one having officer pips on the epaulettes but now removed. The zipper works and it retains the crotch flap. The original label intact maker marked and dated 1945. If you like that salty been there done that combat look, then this is the one!
British WW2 Chindit Bowie Fighting Knife - Large Variation British WW2 Chindit Bowie Fighting Knife - Large Variation. Large bowie blade 255mm long and approx 50mm wide with a single fuller to one side. 385 mm overall length. All wooden grip with three rivets each side, Interesting hand engraved patter to both side. No sheath, knife only.
British WW2 Observer Corps Lapel Badge. A good example of the off duty lapel badge worn by members the Observer Corps. Silvered wash over brass with enamels. maker marked on the button hole fitting \" J R Gaunt london\".
British WW2 Parachute Regiment Hat Badge British WW2 Parachute Regiment Hat Badge Original wartime badge with wartime 2 x lug reverse. The post war example having a slider reverse. Kings Crown. White metal
British WW2 Toggle Rope British WW2 Toggle Rope A toggle rope was part of the standard equipment of British Brutish and the Parachute Regiment during World War II. It was 6 feet (1.8 m) long, and had a toggle at one end in a tightly fitting eye splice, with a larger eye at the other end. This enabled them to be fastened together to create an ersatz rope ladder, or to secure around a bundle for hauling, among other uses as well as an ad-hoc truncheon. The ropes were carried around the commandos and paratroopers waists while not in use
British WW2 Wolseley Pattern Pith Sun Helmet A fine example of the general service pattern with no insignia. Khaki covered cork with single band pugaree. The interior lined in wool felt and silver foil. The light brown leather sweatband with London makers mark and to the underside the War Department ink stamps. No chinstrap. Overall a very clean and nice looking example , no soiling or do damage/depression to the cork shell.
British WW2 Women’s ATS Service Dress Cap British WW2 Women’s ATS Service Dress Cap. A nice example of the pattern worn by army affiliated service women. Khaki wool body women\'s service dress cap. Brass Auxiliary Territorial Service. A hole has come to appear behind the where the badge sits but does not detract in any way. The interior ling with some soiling to the sweatband consummate with service wear. Overall VGC.
British WW2 Women’s Land Army Hat Badge gilt metal and painted enamels. Brooch pin reverse.
Brunswick Iron Cross Group of 3
Bulgaria WW2 and Post M36C Helmet. A fairly common helmet but this example is in excellent condition. Original green painted finish, Bulgarian national decal to the right hand side. Complete with a perfect leather liner and chinstrap. The Bulgarian WWII helmets had a heavy German influence, this the third model has the National Tri-Colour shield to the right side. The leather liner and chinstrap is present and is a size 57. The suspension system of four spring steel brackets is similar to that found on the Greek M34. These helmets have remained in the Bulgarian Armed Forces for decades, they were supposed to be superseded by the M51/72 but both have remained in service side by side well into the 1990\'s.
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c. WW2 RAF Chaplain collar badge c. WW2 RAF Chaplain collar badge? Brooch pin reverse.
c.16th century Italian made Cabasset Helmet c.16th century Italian made Cabasset Helmet . A fine well preserved example worn as worn in the later 1500\'s , a classic piece of armour from the age. The armour made and used by most of Europe in the 16th and 17th century was either made in Italy or Germany. These two countries were the biggest exporters of this equipment and swords, halberds, and other weapons. England did produce its own in the Tower of London, but it also sourced from the continent as did France. During the civil war the Parliamentary forces controlled the Tower Arsenal and the Royal forces had to source their weapons and armour off shore. Armour was used by the early colonial forces under Cabot, Champlain and others. This helmet style was a favorite and was common to forces that protected landing parties or the early settlements on the shore of the St Lawrence and James Town. The all steel helmet has no ear guards, A heavy aweight in that aracteristic almond-shaped skull. Made in Italy with the small fin or flattened stalk finial, shallow guttered brim with turned edge bordered by foliate copper washers and rivets on the crown of the shell. The rivets are all in place but one on base of the shell. It does not detract from the display of this piece. There are still bits of the lining on the interior of the pot. The patina is a wonderful dark grey. The hole in the back of the brim is common feature to these helmets, thought to have a length of rope put through to carry on a long march off the scalp. Overall VGC. .
c.WW1 or Pre War Gilt and Enamel Rising Sun Badge Very attractive collar size badge in gilt brass with red and blue enamels. Solid back with brooch pin reverse. No maker mark.
c.WW1 Sterling Silver Rising Sun/Rilfe Sweetheart Brooch A lovely example in sterling silver and enamels. the revers with hall mark \" STG SIL\" and fitted with a brooch pin
c.WW1- 1930\'s Brass Bugle c.WW1- 1930\'s Brass Bugle. This example with no makers marks or dates. Comes with a fitted set of bugle cords. Overall tone, wear and some dents.
Cased WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class
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CHICOM 60mm Mortar CHICOM 60mm Mortar Perfect for a Vietnam War era display. No fuse. Repainted in khaki green. the only markings is a cast \"7\" into the body. Hollow interior. The tail assembly is able to screw off. INERT
Chinese AK
Chinese ChiCom Type 63 AK47 Magazine Original Chinese ChiCom Type 63 AK47 Magazine 2 Rib 1 Bar.
Chinese Magazine
Chocolate Tin
Cigarette Lighter
Cigarette Lighter 1945 Dated
Claymore M40 Electrical Test set (1963 dated) Claymore M40 Electrical Test set (1963 dated)
Clayomre M4 Spool Clayomre M4 Spool with lead and plug assembly
Country Fire Authority (RFB) Lieutenant Badge Oval shaped brass with green enamel. The reverse maker marked and with brooch pin.
D Shape Mess Tin
DAK Water Bottle
De Nazified belt buckle
Dubin
Early South Australia Police Helmet c.1902- A rare example of the early pre- federation helmet carried over into Edwardian use. White canvas covered cork with quilted puggaree. white metal spike , chin chain and black leather chinstrap . The badge a post 1902 example with Gelphic crown. To the underside an oil cloth covering to the brim, leather sweatband and cotton lining. Retains a very good clean appearance and shape. The crown only slightly depressed at the spike base.
Edwardian - WW1 Field Surgical Kit Edwardian - WW1 Field Surgical Kit. a lovely old Edwadian group of surgical instruments comprising of a rectangular stainless steel box with gauge padding interior, adjustable forceps, suture scissors, two probes of some sort, one with a nice wooden ebony handle, tweezers (Glasgow maker), small fine staple and a much larger bone handle scale. A steel sterilising bath and a very nice little stainless steel hypodermic needle in a fitted stainless steel storage case. A nice addition to a medical display.
Field Equipment of the Infantry, 1914-1945 - Hardcover book A must have collector reference book that covers Allied and central powers Boots, mess tins, haversacks, gas masks, water bottles etc. 262 pages . 1989. Harcover. Used but in as new condition.
France : WW1-WW2 Somme Medal The Somme Medal: Initially sold by the “Ceux de la Somme” veterans\' association, it was available to any veteran (or family of a veteran) of the battlefields of the Somme (primarily Fromelles, Pozieres and Mouquet Farm) in both WW1 and WWII. Original full size medal on court mount for display.
France WW1 -WW2 Médaille Militaire France WW1 -WW2 Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic 1870–1940. Gilt and enamel. Original full size medal.
France WW1 Croix de Guerre 1914-1916 A good example with the reverse date 1914-1916 . Original ribbon with two stars. Original full size medal
France WW1 Inter-Allied Victory Medal France WW1 Inter- Allied Victory Medal. Original full size medal.
France WW1 M1915 Adrian Colonial Infantry Helmet. France WW1 M1915 Adrian Colonial Infantry Helmet. A fantastic condition example of the M15 Adrian retaining its original horizon blue painted finish. This is bright and full of colour. There is an area of ware to the paint to one side of the Colonial Troops Infantry badge to front. Has its original leather liner in great condition and chinstrap is original and intact. These helmets are getting harder to find every year and this is a perfect looking example.
France WW1 M1915 Adrian Infantry Helmet France WW1 M1915 Adrian Infantry Helmet. A good example of the M15 Adrian retaining its original horizon blue painted finish. This has darkened over time. There is an area of white paint to the right hand side. Infantry flaming bomb badge to front. Overall soiling, wear , consummate with age. Has its original leather and horizon blue wool liner. No chinstrap. These helmets are getting harder to find every year.
France WW2 1939–1945 Commemorative War Medal Original full size 1939–1945 Commemorative war medal with clasp \"Liberation\".
French Escapees\' Medal The Escapees\' Medal (French: Médaille des Évadés) is a military award bestowed by the government of France to individuals who were prisoners of war and who successfully escaped internment or died as a result of their escape attempt. The \"Escapees\' Medal\" was established by a 1926 law, intended to honour combatants not only of the First World War, but also of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. Its statute was later amended to include combatants of the Second World War and later conflicts.
French Tunisia Miniature Order of Nichan Iftikhar with Diamonds French Tunisia Miniature order of Nichan Iftikhar Tunisia - French Protectorate: Order of Nichan Iftikhar (or Nichan Iftikar or Order of Victory), Miniature of the Officer\'s Star with diamonds. This is the scarce example that was issued since 1906 until 1922 by Muhammad V an-Nasir Bey (commonly known Naceur Bey). French made, silver example, the suspension ring a possible replacement. In its fitted leatherette case with Paris maker to the inside of the lid.
French WW1 37mm Pom Pom Shell Case A heavily polished brass cace with Paris maker and dated 1918.
French WW1 37mm Pom- Pom Round Double band projectile. The case with heavy tone maker marked Pinchard Denys. Paris. Some laquer to the base.
French WW1 37mm Pom- Pom Round Double band projectile. Case base maker marked for Pinchard Denys. Paris. and dated 1918. Polished and lacquered case. INEERT
Gas Rattle
Gas Rattle / Clacker
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GB WW1 Patt 1907 Mk 1 \" HOOKED QUILLON\" Bayonet GB WW1 Pattern 1907 Mk 1 \" HOOKED QUILLON\" Bayonet. Overall pitting to the blade, cross guard and pommel. The maker mark is illegible. The issue date of 1912 can still be seen. Proof marks to the other side. Original wood grips ( one side with a large chip) and working locking stud. Comes with its leather scabbard with tear drop frog stud. Priced accordingly to the condition.
GB/Australia WW2 Drill Fuze No. 119 GB/Australia WW2 Drill Fuze No. 119 Suit 25 pounder. INERT
General Service Medal 1818-62 ( GVIR) \" Malaya\" - Unnamed Example A rare unnamed ( not name erased). example. Original full size medal.
General Service Medal ( GVIR) Clasp \"Malaya\"- Rare Unnamed Example Original Full Size Medal General Service Medal 1918-62 (GVIR) Clasp \"Malaya\"- Rare Unnamed Example. Not name erased.
Georgian Period Peninsula Wars 74th Regt of Foot Regimental Medal A Rare Georgian Period Peninsula Wars 74th Regiment of Foot Regimental Medal. Sterling silver medal. (20mm diam.) Large sump. ring with 30mm MGSM /Waterlood medal ribbon. The Obverse with a laurel wreath surmounted by \"74th\" and engrave \" Salamanca\" and Vittoria\". The reverse the same but engraved with \" Rodrigo\" and \"Pyrenees\". The rim also engraved to \"I. Thomas\". The 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot was a British Army line infantry regiment, raised in 1787. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot to form the Highland Light Infantry in 1881. Napoleonic Wars: The regiment embarked for Portugal in January 1810 for service in the Peninsular War. It saw action at the Battle of Bussaco in September 1810, the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro in May 1811 and the Battle of El Bodón in September 1811, before further combat at the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo in January 1812, the siege of Badajoz in March 1812 and the Battle of Salamanca in July 1812. It also fought at the siege of Burgos in September 1812 and the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813. It then pursued the French army into France and saw action at the Battle of the Pyrenees in July 1813, the Battle of Nivelle in November 1813 and the Battle of the Nive in December 1813. After that it fought at the Battle of Orthez in February 1814 and the Battle of Toulouse in April 1814 before embarking for Ireland in June 1814.
German Rifle Grenade
German trench knife
German WW1 Army Long Service Medal Group of 7 German WW1 Army Long Service Medal Group of 7 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, Hindenburg Honour Cross with swords, Prussian 25 Year Long Service Cross, Prussian 1897 Jubilee Medal, Austro-Hungarian Commemorative War Medal 1914-18, Austrian Commemorative War Medal 1914-18, Bulgarian Commemorative War Medal 1915-18 All original full size medals. Original court mount as worn. Missing the \"c\" catch on the reverse.
German WW1 M.1873 Troddel (Bayonet Knot) German WW1 M.1873 Troddel (Bayonet Knot) Original pre-war/early-war 3rd Company Troddel. Some fraying to the strap, overall wear with age.
German WW1 1908 Service Field Binoculars German WW1 1908 Service Field Binoculars and Case An extremely good condition set of 1908 Service Field Binoculars with all of its original khaki green painted finish remaining. Working lenses, no neck strap. The hard shell brown leather case also in VGc with its original paper label still stuck to the inside of the lid. Sadly the side lid securing straps have broken off.
German WW1 Army Other Ranks Belt and Buckle German WW1 Army Other Ranks Belt and Buckle. A good supple polished black leather belt complete with buckle tongue. Marked size \"98\". Bi-metal brass and white metal Prussian army other ranks buckle. Very good example.
German WW1 Commemorative Medal for donations for war graves \"Iron Medal\", Commemorative token in recognition for donations for war graves “I Had a Comrade”, a.k.a. “Iron Medal” (Spende für Kriegsgräber “Ich hatt einen Kameraden”, a.k.a. Eisenmedaille) - This token was instituted in 1919, soon after the Great War came to its end and was given to Germans who donated funds for erection and beautification of graves of those fallen for their Fatherland in 1914-1918. In a sense institution of this badge echoed large-scale patriotic campaign “I Give Gold for Iron” (“Gold gab ich für Eisen”) that spread in German Empire three years earlier, in 1916.
German WW1 Cross for War Aid German WW1 Cross for War Aid. A fine single court mounted example. The Merit Cross for War Aid (German: Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe) was a war decoration of Prussia awarded during World War I. Instituted 5 December 1916, the cross was awarded for patriotic war aid service, without regard to status or rank.
German WW1 Hebel Leuchtpistole Model 1894 Flare Pistol. German WW1 Hebel Leuchtpistole Model 1894 Flare Pistol. A rather well preserved and clean example . Model 1894 Hebel Flare Pistol, a single shot, break open, exposed hammer pistol. It is made from steel and has a lovely original set wooden grips in VGC. The action is working. Complete with lanyard ring. These flare pistols were used extensively during both World Wars. Overall Excellent Condition.
German WW1 Iron Cross Mecklenburg-Schwerin Pair German WW1 Iron Cross Mecklenburg-Schwerin Pair 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class. Military Merit Cross 2nd class (Mecklenburg-Schwerin). both court mounted as worn.
German WW1 M16 Helmet (1917) German Original WW1 M16 Helmet. A particularly well preserved example with 100%of its original green painted finish remaining. The shell maker and size marked \"ET62\". Has it original M17 liner. Steel liner band with three original brown leather pads, one is completely detatched. but present. Each of the liner pages are stamped \" Gebuder Boley OffenbachMM 1917.\" No chinstrap. These original helmets are getting very hard to find. A wonderfull all original untouched helmet.
German WW1 M1916 Helmet German WW1 M1916 Helmet
German WW1 M1917 Egg Grenade German WW1 M1917 Egg Grenade The Model 17 Eierhandgranate (German for \"egg hand grenade\") was small defensive and offensive hand grenade which was used by Germany during World War I. The average soldier could throw it 40 meters or farther. It was more portable than the heavier Kugelhandgranate and less awkward to handle than the stick grenade. The body of the grenade was initially smooth and thus difficult to hold so the design was modified with the addition of a raised band to provide better grip.
German WW1 M1917 Gas Mask and canister German WW1 M1917 Gas Mask and Canister. German M1917 \'Lederschutzmaske\' (Leather protection mask) gas mask. The mask is made from a single piece of chrome-tanned sheepskin dipped in an oil sealant solution. The single seam running under the chin and the folded edge of the mask are coated with a black sealant lacquer partially made from rubber. The circular eyepieces are made of two layers of yellowed celluloid, set in painted circular steel frames with leather gaskets where they are let into the mask. Internally, the eyepieces have removable metal \'spiders\' enabling the inner layer (which was coated with gelatine to absorb moisture) to be replaced. The right \'spider\' fitted to the mask has some of the inner circular metal piece missing. Khaki cotton head straps are connected to coiled springs inside cotton sleeves to keep mask in place. A long khaki cotton webbing strap attached near the chin enables the mask to be suspended around the neck. A rusted and scratched grey-green canister filter unit dated 1918. The canister with most of its original field grey green finish is missing its carry strap/sling but retains a set of spare eye lenses. in the lid. The Germans used both leather \'leder\' and rubber \'gummi\' masks during the First World War. Sometimes referred to as \'model 1917\', after the year of its introduction, this style of gas mask was also known as the \'Ledermaske (Gasmaske 17)\'. The spoked metal devices on the inside of both lenses were known informally as \'spiders\'. These were removed on the improved Gasmaske 18. The gas mask carry case was known as a \'Lederschutzmaske (Bereitschaftsbuchen)\'. This case contained a small compartment in the folding lid for spare set of lenses and usually contained an instruction sheet at the bottom explaining how to use the gas mask. This example with overall wear consummate with age.
German WW1 Named Infantry Pork Pie Field Cap German WW1 Named Infantry Pork Pie Other Ranks Field Cap. Field grey wool with redwood piping and cap band. Has both state and national cockades. The white linen lining intact and officially ink stamped with size mark \"57\" and unit Regiment marked \"J. R 98\" ( Infantry Regiment 98 \"Metz\" ). there is also a unit tailer applied name tag on the inside lining \"Musketier Puff, Inf Regt 98\". Overall very good condition some light moth nips only, particular to the cap band. The interior lining spot stained consumate with age. Worthy of future research into the involvement of Infantry Regiment 98 during the war.
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German WW1 Prussian Infantry M1915 Other Ranks Pickelhaube German WW1 Prussian M1915 Infantry Other Ranks Pickelhaube. A somewhat aged and repair little example that retains a great shape and appearance. The black leather body in good shape. The front peak has been repaired long ago with glue to fix back onto the body. The rear peak also with damage, light warping and the loss of all the stitching, now only held in place by the corners and the rear spine. M15 all steel Prussian helmet plate, peak strap, spine, spike base and detachable spike The chinstrap is an original example but has been repaired with a join patch to the underside. The liner is missing altogether. In spite of all its little aged repairs this still remains a good looking pickelhaube retaining many of its original parts.
German WW1 Prussian M1915 Jager Enlisted Ranks Shako German WW1 Prussian M1915 Jager Enlisted Ranks Shako. An excellent condition Imperial Prussian Jäger enlisted man\'s Mannschaften (other ranks or EM / NCO) Tschako (Shako). The M1915 was the last model of Tschako issued prior to the move to steel helmets, and replaced the earlier M1895 and M1897 patterns. In accordance with the 1915 regulations, these helmets would now use grey painted steel fittings for all Regiments. The body was constructed from from boiled leather, which was shaped and lacquered black. This is an excellent textbook example, and features an oxide finished Prussian wappen (front plate) , the size correct for shakos and smaller than a pickelhaube plate that features the state eagle clutching a scepter and crown, over the King\'s motto, MIT GOTT FÜR KOENIG UND VATERLAND (With God for King and Country). Both M1891 pattern side lugs are present but have been polished to the base metal. To the right side an Oldenberg state cockade (red and black). The cockade lugs also polished back to base metal. To the left side a Prussian black and white state cockade. to the top of the body mounted above the helmet plate a wooden wrapped Prussian state cockade. The chinstrap leather is a replacement whilst the chinstrap buckle fittings are original but also polished back to a base metal. The interior features a nice original leather liner, which showing some age and use but no damage. All fingers are intact, and still have intact securing strap holes, with the strap still installed. Size is 57 stamped at the crown of the interior, which also has a faint manufacturer stamp but illegible. Dated 1916. The exterior of the helmet shell is really in great shape, with a nice shiny enamel finish, with lovely age checking/cracking, but no real damage The front and rear visors are still attached with intact stitching, another rarity, The Tschako also has the correct 8 hole metal ventilation fittings on each side. Overall a nice clean looking example.
German WW1 Prussian M1915 Other Ranks Belt Buckle German WW1 Prussian M1915 Other Ranks Belt Buckle. All steel construction with most of its original field grey painted finish.
German WW1 Prussian Other Ranks Belt Buckle Original German WW1 Prussian Other Ranks Belt Buckle. Brass with white metal centre piece.
German WW1 Prussian Other Ranks Belt Buckle Original German WW1 Prussian Other Ranks Belt Buckle. Brass with nickel centre plate.
German WW1 Schaumburg Lippe Medal Group Prussian 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, Schaumburg Lippe Cross of Loyal Service , Hindenburg Cross for Combatants. All full size original medal and court mounted as worn. The Schaumburg Lippe Cross of Loyal Service was established by Prince Adolph II, in 1914 and was awarded to the Officers, NCOs and Soldiers of the Husars Regiments Nr.14 and Nr.7 as well as to the Hunters Regiment Nr.7. The award was based on the respective Cross that was issued during the Franco - Prussian War of 1870 - 1871, by Prince Adolph Georg. The medal is very rare not only because it was awarded to just 3 Regiments but also because the population of the Principality of Schaumburg - Lippe, during the WW1, was around 50.000 people.
German WW1 Three Place Ribbon Bar 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class, Wurttemberg Silver Military Merit Medal and Hindenburg Honour Cross with swords.
German WW1 Trench Art Bracelet WW1 German Iron Cross Patriotic Trench Art Bracelet, fine example made using a brass shell driving band with relief of oakleaves and an enamel Iron Cross to centre. Has a 1915 dated birthday remembrance dedication hand engraved on the inside of the band. Remains in good condition.
German WW1 Trench Art Shell Case Vase German WW1 Trench Art Shell Case Vase. The mouth cut to flower petal design. Base case Dated 1918.
German WW2 \"Alpaka\" Battle of Noway 1940 Cigarette Case A fine looking commemorative case. Marked \"Alpaka\" on the side push button. The obverse with a detailed map of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The reverse with a stippled pattern. The interior lids hand engraved \" Kriegs Weihnacht 1940 ( War Christmann 1940) and \" Gewidmet von den Mitarbeitern des nachschusszweiglagers Sandes \" ( Dedicated by the members of the Sandes reserve station). The other side with names and ranks of six other ranks and NCO\'s. Sandes is a city and municipality in Rogaland, Norway. It lies immediately south of Stavanger, the 4th largest city in Norway, and together the Stavanger/Sandnes area is the third-largest urban area in Norway. Aprox 75mm x 75mm x 10mm
German WW2 \"Schü-mine\" M42 This is a totally original WWII German produced inert Schützenmine 42. It comes complete with wood body and correct bakelite fuse. The Schu-mine 42 (Shoe-mine), also known as the Schützenmine 42, was a German anti-personnel mine used during the Second World War. It consisted of a simple wooden box with a hinged lid containing a 200-gram (7.1 oz) block of cast TNT and a ZZ-42 type detonator. A slot in the lid pressed down on the striker retaining pin, sufficient pressure on the lid caused the pin to move, releasing the striker which triggered the detonator. The mine was cheap to produce and deployed in large numbers. As an early example of a minimum metal mine, it was difficult to detect with early metal detectors - the only metal present was a small amount in the mine\'s detonator. During the Normandy Campaign the British resorted to using explosive detection dogs to find them.
German WW2 Incendiary Bomb Fuze German WW2 Incendiary Bomb Fuze Magnesium alloy 1kg incendiary bomb fuze . INERT
German WW2 Large A/P Rifle Grenade German WW2 Large A/P Rifle M40 Grenade The Gewehr-Panzergranate was launched from a Gewehrgranatengerät or Schiessbecher (\"shooting cup\") on a standard service rifle by a blank cartridge. The primary components were a nose cap, internal steel cone, steel upper body, aluminum lower body, rifled driving band, TNT filling, and a PETN base fuze. The Gewehr-Panzergranate was an anti-armor weapon which upon hitting the target ignited the PETN base fuze which in turn ignited the TNT filling which collapsed the internal steel cone to create a superplastic high-velocity jet to punch through enemy armor. Since shaped charge weapons rely on chemical energy to penetrate enemy armor the low velocity of the grenade did not adversely affect penetration. A downside of the Gewehr-Panzergranate was its short range 46–114 m (50–125 yd) INERT
GERMAN WWI SIGNALLERS ARM PATCH GERMAN WWI SIGNALLERS ARM PATCH. A very nice quality field grey cloth with laid upon red and grey flags with yellow flagpoles. Beautiful quality stitching for fitting to the field grey uniform. couple of moth nips to the edges otherwise good condition.
Germany : 1957 Iron Cross 1914 1st Class with 1939 Award Spange A textbook post WW2 1957 issue 1914 Iron Cross 1st class with 1939 ( 1957 style) 2nd award sponge. This all in one piece with a long central reverse pin. The pin and \" C\" catch also in the classic 1957 style. Although thi is a 1957 produced piece it is rather hard item to find with the spange attached.
Germany : WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and Award Document Germany : WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and Award Document. Original Iron Cross 2nd class with a short piece of original ribbon attached. No makers mark to the ring. The original paper document a post war back dated award dating from 1920 award to a member of the 3rd Kings Fusilier Regt 73. this with usual fold marks and the corners stain from album.
Germany : WW1 Prussian Warrior Merit Medal (1872-1918) Germany : WW1 Prussian Warrior Merit Medal (1872-1918). Silver medal attached to a buttonhole lapel ribbon fitting with swords device. Also comes with a small length of original ribbon. Established by Friedrich Wilhelm III, and it was mainly conferred upon troops that were not in the Prussian service. The award was primarily conferred in recognition of bravery and merit in times of war.
GERMANY Imperial 1914-18 Kaiserliche Marine Rating\'s Tally Band GERMANY Imperial 1914-18 Kaiserliche Marine Rating\'s Tally Band for Torpedo and Signals School. Black silk ribbon with embroidered gilt \"Torpedo =Und Nachrichtenschule\". Full length ribbon with some frying to the ends.
Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Lovely three piece original example complete with a short length of original ribbon.
Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Three piece construction. Original piece of ribbon anttached. Original full size medal.
Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Three piece construction. Original piece of ribbon anttached. Original full size medal.
Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Three piece construction. Original piece of ribbon anttached. Maker marked on suspension ring. Original full size medal.
Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross1st Class by K.A.G Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class by \"KAG\", an unidentified maker. Original three piece construction. Maker marked to the reverse pin. Nice clean bright example.
Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Germany WW1 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Original full size medal with three piece construction. Original piece of ribbon attached.
Germany WW1 3.7 cm (Pom -Pom) Round Single band projectile. Case base maker marked for Spandau and dated May 1918. INERT
Germany WW1 3.7cm Pom Pom Round Double band projectile. Case base maker marked for Ammunition Factory at Karlsruhe and dated 1917 and 1918. INERT
Germany WW1 Court Mounted 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class A single court mounted example. This cross with some wear to the original black painted finish with the centre and some obvious moth holes to the wool felt backing material. Original full size medal.
Germany WW1 Hamburg Veteran’s Field Honour Cross A die-struck metal and enamel multiple piece constructed awarded to German Army veterans who served in the Great War. Stamped on reverse “Deutsches Feld-Ehrenzeichen” (German Field – Honour-award), stamped in middle maker marked “Ges. Gesch.” with “Hamburg 3” stamped underneath.German Field Honour Badge was instituted in 1923 by administration board of one of numerous post-war veterans’ associations, Hamburg-based “Deutsches Feld-Ehrenzeichen e.V. eingetragener Verein”. Like all the other numerous unofficial Weimar-era badges, Deutsches-Feld-Ehrenzeichen was not awarded in the true sense of the word and had to be privately purchased at former soldiers’ own expenses. Those who wanted to add that elegant badge to their decorations had to file an application in written form acknowledging their combat experience during the Great War. Upon verification they were subsequently issued. This example is in excellent condition with matching miniature stick pin also in metal and enamel and complete with the original card box of issue. This with makers label on the inside lid. The edges of the box with some ware and tear.
Germany WW1 Matching Pair of Prussian Generals Epaulettes Germany WW1 Matching Pair of Prussian Generals Epaulettes. A large oversized pair of matching epaulettes. Each with gilt and silver bullion with a black \"Prussian\" fleck with a yellow underside possibly indicating Cavalry?. Both have the underside securing straps but one is cut short. Both exhibit nothing to the underside.
Germany WW1 Next of Kin Hindenburg Honour Cross Germany WW1 Next of Kin Hindenburg Honour Cross. An excellent, representative example of this relatively hard-to-find award for parents and widows of WWI dead. It’s made of iron, as all of these are, and retains virtually all of the original black finish. It’s a nice strike, with smooth and clean surfaces, and all of the original detail is intact, with no evident wear. The reverse of the medal is flat, with some very minor handling marks, and is neatly maker marked with stylized initials. This Next of Kin Hindenburg Cross is complete with its correct original ribbon, This cross has a great look and remains in excellent condition overall. The Hindenburg Cross (“Ehrenkreuz des Welkrieges,” also known as the “Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer” or “Frontkämpferehrenkreuz”) was an award instituted by Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg on July 193, 1934, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the start of WWI. It was the first state decoration instituted during the Third Reich, and was awarded to those who had participated in WWI and also to the next of kin of fallen soldiers. The Hindenburg Cross was a medal struck from iron, that was issued in three different grades. The Hindenburg Cross with Swords (Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer) for combatants, and the Hindenburg Cross without Swords (Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer) were both suspended from a red, white and black ribbon, with black outer borders, and had a bronze finish. The Hindenburg Cross for Next of Kin (Ehrenkreuz für die hinterbliebenen Witwen und Eltern gefallener Kriegsteilnehmer) had a ribbon with the same color scheme, but white outer borers, and had a black finish. Award of the Hindenburg Cross continued into March of 1935, with some exceptions awarded later. They were generally awarded by local civil authorities. In 1938, issue of the award was extended to those who had fought for Austria, and in 1942, to ethnic German WWI veterans from occupied territories in the East and West. In total, about 10 million of these awards were eventually awarded, making them perhaps the most common Third Reich award. The next of kin award was less commonly issued, making up only around 718,000 of the total.
Germany WW1 Prussian Infantry Officer Service Dress Cap Germany WW1 Prussian Infantry Officer Service Dress Cap. A very fine private purchase quality example. Field grey wool body with red wool cap band. A black waterproofed pasteboard visor. Officer multi piece state and national cockades. The cap band with a with a few scattered pinhole sized moth bites and a small section from the rear piping missing. Has its original brown oilcloth sweatband and stupid silk interior lining. A good sold strong looking hat , that hasn\'t been crushed or damaged. Choice item !
Germany: 1870 Iron Cross 2nd class Germany: Original 1870 Iron Cross 2nd class. Three piece construction. No markings. Mounted on a Prussian style detachable ribbon bar.
Germany: Inter war Reichswehr Enlisted Ranks Belt Buckle Germany: Inter war Reichswehr Enlisted Ranks Belt Buckle. This worn Heer Reichswehr Buckle is a nice example of a desirable early buckle. This is an uncommon variant of this buckle type, made of nickel silver. This was the standard pattern of German Army enlisted belt buckle from the establishment of the Reichswehr until 1936, and these were, in some cases, still in use during the war. The front of this buckle shows moderate wear giving this an appealing look. Traces of original paint in the recesses of the design create nice contrast. The reverse of the buckle retains most of the original paint, and is complete. The catch for the belt hook, and the roller bar and prongs assembly, are intact and functional, with honest wear and some verdigris. Has its original brown leather belt tab attached and dated 1933 Overall, this attractive early Heer Reichswehr buckle remains in excellent condition.
Germany: WW1 Black Wound Badge Nice example with most of the original black painted finish. Brooch pin reverse.
Germany: WW1 Cased Hindenburg Honour Cross with Swords. Special presentation cased example. Maker marked on the reverse 32 RV. Pforzheim) Reichsverband Arbeitsgemeinschaft Heinrich Vogt, Pforzheim. The original case in very good condition. The Honour Cross was the first award founded during the Third Reich by Reich President Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg in 1934. The Cross is unofficially known as the Hindenburg Cross. The Cross was instituted to recognize virtuous and brave acts performed by German citizens throughout the First World War, and in turn cause an increase in national pride. The Cross was conferred upon veterans of front line combat, non-combat veterans and auxiliary personnel, as well as the next-of-kin of personnel who were killed in action from August 1914 to December 1918.
Great Britain WW2 Martindale Machete and Sheath Great Britain WW2 Martindale Machete and Sheath Pressed fibre grips in VGC. Overall good blade but some age tone. \"Crocodile \" Registered makers marks on the blade. Comes with its brown leather sheath, this with some age stain but nice and supple and fits well to the machete. (No markings).
Great Britain: Baltic Medal 1856- HMS Algiers Great Britain: Baltic Medal 1856- HMS Algiers Engraved in large Roman capitals \"Wm SINCOCK HMS ALGIERS\" Original full size medal. HMS Algiers was a 91-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy. She was initially ordered from Pembroke Dockyard on 3 October 1833 as a 110-gun first rate to a design by Sir William Symonds. On 10 December 1834, the order for Algiers was changed to a 74-gun two decker, but this was changed once more to a 110-gun ship on 5 February 1839. The order was amended once more, to complete her as a 90-gun Albion-class ship of the line on 26 December 1840, and she was laid down at Plymouth Dockyard on 10 July 1843. Her designs were amended once more, and she was re-ordered on 25 April 1847 to a lengthened design. The Admiralty ordered that she be fitted with screw propulsion while under construction in 1852. In May 1855, she took part in the capture of Kerch and Yenikale during the Crimean War. Afterwards, she saw service in Malta and was later a depot ship for the gunboat flotilla at Portsmouth. She was present at the 1856 Fleet Review at Spithead.
Great Britain: Knight Bachelor Badge Type 1 1929-32 Great Britain: An original Knight Bachelor First Type Breast Badge. 1929-1932. 76.50mm x 56.50mm Silver gilt and enamels. Hallmarked silver reverse. VGC. The insignia of a knight bachelor devised in 1926 Awarded by Monarch of the United Kingdom awarded for Public service. The title of Knight Bachelor is the basic rank granted to a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not inducted as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system. Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight (the rank existed during the 13th-century reign of King Henry III), but Knights Bachelor rank below knights of chivalric orders. A man who is knighted is formally addressed as \"Sir\" and his wife as \"Lady\". Until 1926, Knights Bachelor had no insignia which they could wear, but in that year King George V issued a warrant authorising the wearing of a badge on all appropriate occasions by Knights Bachelor; this badge is worn on the left side of the coat or outer garment. Measuring 2+3⁄8 inches (60 mm) in length and 1+3⁄8 inches (35 mm) in width, it is described in heraldic terms as follows: Upon an oval medallion of vermilion, enclosed by a scroll a cross-hilted sword belted and sheathed, pommel upwards, between two spurs, rowels upwards, the whole set about with the sword belt, all gilt. In 1974, Queen Elizabeth II issued a further warrant authorising the wearing on appropriate occasions of a neck badge, slightly smaller, and in miniature. In 1988, a new certificate of authentication, a knight\'s only personal documentation, was designed by the College of Arms.
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Imperial German 1870 Medal Group c.1866-1897 Imperial German 1870 Medal Group c.1866-1897 1870-71 Franco Prussian War Medal in bronze for combatants ( On the edge is inscribed AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUETZ (From conquered cannon), Prussian Koniggratz Cross 1866 and 1897 Prussian Centenary Medal . All mounted on a detachable Prussian style ribbon bar. all original full size medals. The Koniggratz Cross was awarded to Prussian troops who fought at the Battle of Koniggratz on 3 July 1866 during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 in a dispute with Denmark over the control of Schleswig-Holstein.
Imperial German Prussian 1847 Pattern Other Ranks Belt Buckle A good example of the buckle widely worn during the Franco-Prussian War and even into WW1. Brass with a white metal centre plate. These are larger slightly larger to the far more common WW1 pattern.
Imperial Germany : Prussian Artillery Reserve Officers Kugelhelm A very good example of the 1985 pattern with a nice black patent leather body retaining an excellent shape. Brass peak trim and back strap. Brass officers kugel ( Ball) and brass base with correct officer \"star\" rivets. Brass officers pattern helmet plate with a reservists wappen to the centre. Complete with brass officer chin scales and original state and national officer pattern cockades. The interior with silk lining and leather sweatband. The sweatband with original wears name and unit written in ink. Overall a wonderful example.
Imperial Germany 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class with 25 Year Jubilee Spange Imperial Germany 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class with 25 Year Jubilee Spange. Imperial Germany 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class with 25 Year Jubilee Spange. The Iron Cross is constructed out of a die struck, three piece (single piece iron core and two piece silver alloy frame) construction. The obverse features a black pattee style cross with a centrally placed embossed \"W\" (cypher for King Wilhelm II), below a Kings crown and above \"1870\", all within a ribbed and flat border. The reverse shows a centrally placed oak leaf cluster, below a \"FW\" (cypher for King Friedrich Wilhelm III) and a Kings crown and is above \"1813\". The black paint is in great condition! The border has beautifully aged leaving a nice dark patina. Attached to the cross is a soldered loop and ring which holds 6 inches of original black and white rayon ribbon. Attached between the cross and the ring is a \"25 Jubilee Spange\". It is constructed out of a die stamped, silver-alloy construction. It depicts three oak leaves behind \"25”. A fantastic original example.
Imperial Germany Prussian Enlisted Ranks White Parade Belt And Buckle Imperial Germany Prussian Enlisted Ranks White Parade Belt And Buckle. A very hard to find item. Brass/white metal Prussian enlisted ranks buckle with brown leather belt tab attached. Original white buff leather belt approx 90cm with traces of the whitening powder agent visible. These belt were designed for wear with the pre war dunkleblau tunics.
Imperial Japanese Army Collar Rank Badges Wartime production (embroidered) for 2nd class Private . Matching pair. Army brown wool backing.
India medal
Iron Cross Group of 3
Italian cap
Italian Drivers Badge
Italian Ethiopian Campaign Medal for 1936 Italian Ethiopian Campaign Medal for 1936. Original full size medal. The Italian army issued this campaign medal to commemorate the occasion. The “Ethiopian Campaign Medal for 1936” was designed by the artist V. Peronne and by the sculptor and artist Giuseppe Romagnoli, instituted the medal on April 27, 1936.
Italian General Generals Bustina, M33 Helmet with original olive green painted finish and General Officers stencilled eagle insignia Single shoulder epaulet and single cuff rank insignia
Italian WW1/WW2 M1891 Carcano Bayonet Italian Model 1891 knife bayonet (for Model 1891 Mannlicher-Carcano rifle), original wood grips, working locking stud and comes with its leather and brass fitted scabbard.
Italian WW2 69th Infantry Regiment Helmet Plate -Tobruk Souvenir Copper helmet plate and tri colour rosette. The 61st Infantry Division \"Sirte\" was an infantry division of the Royal Italian Army during World War II. The division was formed on 9 May 1937 in Misrata in Italian Libya and named for the Libyan city of Sirte. The division\'s regimental depots were in mainland Italy in Calabria and shared with the 27th Infantry Division \"Brescia\", with both divisions recruiting their troops from and training them there. The division was destroyed on 22 January 1941 during the British capture of Tobruk and officially declared lost on 23 January 1941. The Sirte was classified as an auto-transportable division, meaning it had some motorized transport, but not enough to move the entire division at once. The division\'s lineage begins with the Brigade \"Ancona\" established on 1 August 1862 with the 69th and 70th infantry regiments.The brigade fought on the Italian front in World War I. On 10 November 1926 the brigade command and the 69th Infantry Regiment were disbanded, while the 70th Infantry Regiment \"Ancona\" was transferred to the XIX Infantry Brigade. On 9 May 1937 the 61st Infantry Division \"Sirte\" was activated in Misrata in Libya and the 70th Infantry Regiment \"Ancona\" left the 19th Infantry Division \"Gavinana\" in Tuscany and was transferred to Libya to join the Sirte. On the same day the 69th Infantry Regiment \"Ancona\" was reformed in Trieste by the 12th Infantry Division \"Timavo\" with two battalions ceded by the 151st Infantry Regiment \"Sassari\" and 152nd Infantry Regiment \"Sassari\", and elements of the 12th Infantry Regiment \"Casale\". The 69th Infantry Regiment \"Ancona\" and the reactivated 43rd Artillery Regiment were then transferred to Libya to join the Sirte. During the Italian invasion of France from 10-25 June 1940 the Sirte was deployed along the French Tunisian-Libyan border. After the signing of the Franco-Italian Armistice signed on 24 June 1940 the Sirte returned to its garrison in Misrata. In September 1940 the Sirte entered the XXII Army Corps and tasked to protect the supply lines of the Italian 10th Army\'s for the upcoming Italian invasion of Egypt. At the start of the British Operation Compass on 9 December 1940 the Sirte was deployed along the road between Gazala and Fort Capuzzo. By 7 January 1941, the division was encircled by British forces in Tobruk and subject to heavy bombardment. The division was overrun on 21-22 January 1941 during the British capture of Tobruk.
Italian WW2 PNF Black Shirts Officers Fez A very fine example of the standard PNF (National Fascist Party) fez. These were worn by the functionaries /Officers of the PNF. This particular one is complete and in good condition. The leather sweat band is intact, The silk lining is fully intact as well as the distributers tag. The tassel is also fully intact as well. Gilt metal Fasces badge tfitted to the front.. Overall this is a very fine example.
Italy WW1 Inter-Allied Victory Medal Italy WW1 Inter- Allied Victory Medal. Bz, full size original medal.
Italy WW1 War Medal 1915-1918 The Commemorative Medal for the Italo-Austrian War 1915–1918 is a campaign medal that was awarded by the Kingdom of Italy for participation in World War I. Original Bronze medal full size medal on original ribbon. VGC
Italy WW2 M1928 Artillery Pith Helmet - 21st Field Artillery Regiment \"Trieste\" Italy WW2 M1928 Artillery Pith Helmet- 21st Field Artillery Regiment \"Trieste\" Khaki covered cork helmet with khaki painted top boss. Missing the chinstrap. Very good overall shape that has not been crushed. 21st Artillery Helmet rosette badge to the front. On 10 June 1940, the day Italy entered World War II, the regiment consisted of a command, command unit, one group with 100/17 mod. 16 howitzers, two groups with 75/27 mod. 06 field guns, and an anti-aircraft battery with 20/65 mod. 35 anti-aircraft guns. The regiment was assigned to the 101st Motorized Division \"Trieste\", which also included the 65th Infantry Regiment \"Trieste\" and 66th Infantry Regiment \"Trieste\", which were all based in southern Albania. In November 1940 the division\'s command and the 21st Artillery Regiment \"Trieste\" were sent to Albania to shore up the crumbling Italian forces during the Greco-Italian War. The division\'s command formed the Special Alpine Division with a mix of reinforcements from Italy, while the artillery groups reinforced other artillery regiments. In March 1941 the division\'s units returned to Italy. In preparation for the division\'s deployment to Libya for the Western Desert campaign the regiment was reinforced in June 1941 with the IX Group with 105/28 cannons, the XXI Mixed Anti-aircraft Group with two batteries equipped with 75/27 C.K. anti-aircraft guns on Lancia 1Z trucks and one battery with 20/65 mod. 35 anti-aircraft guns, and the 301st Anti-tank Battery with 47/32 mod. 35 anti-tank guns.5 In September 1941 the division disembarked in Libya and was immediately employed in the Siege of Tobruk. After the British Operation Crusader in November 1941 and German-Italian Panzer Group Africa counterattack in January 1942 towards Ain el Gazala the regiment was reorganized. On 1 April 1941 the regiment consisted of a command, command unit, the I and II groups with 100/17 mod. 16 howitzers, the III and IV groups with 75/27 mod. 06 field guns, the LXII Anti-aircraft Group with 7.5cm PL vz.37 (75/50) anti-aircraft guns, and the 146th and 411th anti-aircraft batteries with 20/65 mod. 35 anti-aircraft guns. In May 1942 the division took part in the Battle of Gazala and in June in the Axis offensive to capture Tobruk. In July 1942 the division fought in the First Battle of El Alamein and in September in the Battle of Alam el Halfa. On 23 October 1942 the British Eighth Army commenced the Second Battle of El Alamein, during which most of the Trieste division was annihilated. The division\'s remnants retreated with the rest of the German-Italian Panzer Army to El Agheila. At the end of November the Trieste division incorporated the survivors of other Italian divisions and the division then fought in the Battle of El Agheila, after which Axis forces retreated into Tunisia, where the Trieste participated in the Tunisian Campaign. In Tunisia the division fought in the Battle of Medenine, the Battle of the Mareth Line, and the Battle of Wadi Akarit, before retreating to the Enfidaville Line. There the division and its regiments surrendered on 13 May 1943 to allied forces.8 For its conduct and bravery in Albania and its sacrifice in North Africa the 21st Artillery Regiment \"Trieste\" was awarded on 18 April 1992 Italy\'s highest military honor the Gold Medal of Military Valor, which was affixed to the regiment\'s flag and is depicted on the regiment\'s coat of arms.
Italy WW2 M35 Brixia Mortar Italy WW2 M35 Brixia Mortar The tail fin having lost most of its red painted finish. No internal pieces. INERT The Brixia Model 35 was an Italian small-sized, rapid firing light mortar of World War II. The Brixia Modello 35 was used to provide light supporting fire to the infantry companies. It was issued at battalion level, with each battalion containing nine mortars and these were parceled out to each infantry company. It had a good rate of fire but lacked power due to the small round. It was widely used and saw action on every major Italian front.
Italy: WW2 War Merit Cross Italy: WW2 War Merit Cross. King Victor Emmanuel III Reverse.
Jap Naval Dirk
Jap practice aerial bomb
Jap Shell Case
Japan WW2 “Last Ditch” Ceramic Hand Grenade The Type 4 grenade or ceramic grenade was a \"last-ditch\" hand grenade developed by the Imperial Japanese Navy in the closing stages of World War II. By late 1944 and early 1945, much of the industrial infrastructure of Japan had been destroyed by Allied strategic bombing, and there was a growing shortage of raw materials due to Allied naval blockades and submarine warfare. Lacking in metals to mass-produce hand grenades in the vast quantities that would be needed against the projected Allied invasion of Japan, the Imperial Japanese Navy Technical Bureau developed a design for a cheap, easy-to-make grenade made of ceramic or porcelain materials. Kilns famous for the production of traditional Japanese pottery, such as Arita, Bizen and Seto were pressed into service to manufacture these relatively crude weapons. There were a tremendous number of variants on shape, size and color, because the design depended on each kiln. The Type 4 grenade had a fragmentation body made of terra cotta or porcelain materials. The grenade was round-shaped with a bottle neck with a rubber cover and a simple fuse. This detonator was no more than a blasting cap crimped on to a five-second length of fuse. The other end of the fuse, which was outside the rubber plug, was covered with a match-head composition. A slip-on rubber cap covered the whole neck, and fuse. A small, loose wooden block with an abrasive composition on one side was contained in the rubber fuse cover. Type 4 grenades were passed out in large quantities to civil defense organizations, such as the Volunteer Fighting Corps, Yokusan Sonendan, and to reservist organizations involved in preparations against the possible invasion of the Japanese home islands by Allied forces. They were also supplied to front line combat troops in large quantities, and are known to have been employed at the Battle of Iwo Jima and Battle of Okinawa.
Japanese Type 32 Cavalry Sword The Japanese Type 32 Cavalry sword was a government-issued cavalry sword. It was first issued in 1889 and would be crafted until the end of WWII, though by the end of WWII, where they had been serving in Manchuria and China. Though horses were largely obsolete for warfare at the time, the open terrain of North China gave advantages to using cavalry that slow men and vehicles lacking in supply depots could not fully exploit. The cavalry found their usefulness in reconnaissance and supply line raids. This Japanese Type 32 Cavalry Saber shows the adoption of Western influence coupled with traditional Japanese styling popular at the closing years of the 19th century. The blade is katana-like in styling, though it has the proportions of a saber. The hilt is clearly heavily western influenced. The unsharpened blade is crafted from high carbon steel. The hilt is of steel with a leather finger loop and the grip is of cross-hatched wood with a steel backplate. The scabbard is of steel with brass accents and a brass hanging ring. The sword locks into the scabbard via a simple catch lock. A press of the thumb releases the lock.
Japanese WW2 Civil Defense Late War Field Cap Japanese WW2 Civil Defense Late War Field Cap. Late war \"last ditch\" pressed paper/felt field cap with leatherette sweatband. Although these were issue to the army this example has a civil defence badge to the front. Overall wear and soiling consummate with age.
Kabul to Khandahar
Knight Bachelor, Neck Badge, Type 3, Knight Bachelor, Neck Badge, Type 3, 1974 to Present, silver gilt and enamels, hallmarked reverse. with narrow cravat style neck ribbon for wear. Entitling the recipient to the Prefix “Sir”. In original award case of issue. In 1974, Queen Elizabeth II issued a further warrant authorising the wearing on appropriate occasions of a neck badge, slightly smaller than the previous breast badge, and in miniature
Korea Medal
L1A1 SLR Magazine Loader
Long SLR Magazine
Ludendorff Signature
M127A1 Parachute Illumination Signal Flare M127A1 Parachute Illumination Signal Flare. 1998 dated. No parachute. INERT
M15A2 Blank Firing Adapter (BFA), Red, for M16-Series Rifle. M15A2 Blank Firing Adapter (BFA), Red, for M16-Series Rifle.
M57 Claymore Carry Satchel M57 Claymore Carry Satchel. Excellent clean condition with instructional sheet.
M60 IGNITER TIME BLASTING FUSE 1977 dated M60 IGNITER TIME BLASTING FUSE. INERT
Miniature Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire An Original Miniature Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire Medal. It is possibly made in 9ct gold or gold plated and enamel with gilt brass hinge suspension and top bar. The reverse is unmarked but polishes up looking like 9ct gold. A lovely early example in a fitted period private purchase fitted case.
Missile Safe Key Tag Missile Safe Key Tag. Red anodised aluminium tage 85mm
N0. 94 Rifle \"Energa\" Rifle Grenade Practice MK II 1959 dated example. The tail fin assembly is missing one of the fins. INERT The Energa anti-tank rifle grenade is a rifle-launched anti-tank grenade that is propelled by a ballistite-filled blank cartridge. The name Energa comes from the firm in Liechtenstein that designed it, the Anstalt für die ENtwicklung von ERfindungen und Gewerblichen Anwendungen, based in Vaduz.3 First produced in the 1950s, by Mecar in Belgium, it was in front-line use by European armies until replaced by disposable tube-launched anti-tank rockets such as the M72 LAW. Although no longer in production, stocks of the grenade still exist and the Energa grenade remains in service with Third World countries.
National Order of Medal South Vietnam- Officer Class Sth Vietnam : National Order of Medal South Vietnam- Officer Class. Original full size medal. Nice early South East asian made.
National Rifle Association NSW 1936 Kings Forty Sleeve Badge Kings Crown, gilt bullion on wool.
Naval General Service Medal - Unnamed Naval General Service Medal, clasp \"Malaya\" (ERII) 1909-1962 Rare Unnamed Example. Original full size medal. Unnamed (not name erased).
New Zealand ( Maori Wars) Medal - 14th Foot New Zealand ( Maori Wars) Medal - 14th Regiment of Foot. Impressed large Roman capitals ( 2034 DANL. MCNAMARA 2ND BN 14TH REGT).
NSW Ambulance Hat Badge Gilt and enamels. 2 x lug reverse.
Oder of St. John Serving Brother- 1930\'s issue. Oder of St. John Serving Brother- 2nd type 1930\'s issue. Silver and enamel. unnamed. Original full size medal.
Old Arabic Silver & Horn 3 Place Candle Stick Old Arabic Silver & Horn 3 Place Candle Stick
Old Brass Diving Torch c.1930\'s-1950\'s Old Brass Diving Torch c.1930\'s-1950\'s. All brass construction. Missing all internals and glass sense.
Old Kings Crown Commonwealth Customs Hat Badge Old Kings Crown Commonwealth Customs Hat Badge. Gilt metal with enamel with 2 x lug reverse.
Old Kings Crown Standard Bearers Lion and Crown Finial Old Kings Crown Standard Bearers Lion and Crown Finial ( flag pole top). Cast brass with rampant lion atop a kings crown. The original guiding with toned age. Approx 190mm high The diameter of the mounting stem 22mm
Order of Leopold
Order of the White Rose of Finland- Commanders set of Insignia Order of the White Rose of Finland- Commanders set of Insignia. Commanders double sided neck badge in white enamel and gilt complete with with full length ultramarine ribbon. Accompanying breast star in hall marked silver and enamels. The centre enamel has chips and enamel loss. Full brooch pin reverse with makers mark hallmarks.
Original 2nd Award Bar to the DCM MM Universal sterling silver second award bar for the Distinguished Conduct Medal or the Military Medal.
Original Imperial Japanese Army WWII Type 98 Sun Helmet Universal pattern without insignia. Used by both Army/Navy. Retains a great shape with no crushing. Overall soiling to the cotton covering consumate with age. Has its original liner. No chinstrap.
Original WW2 RAF MK VIII Flying Goggles and Box An original pair of RAF MK VIII RAF goggles in service used condition complete with their original issue cardboard box. The MK VIII goggles are arguably the most iconic of all RAF goggles, coming into service during 1943. As well as this they come complete with their original box which have usually been lost over the years. The box is the specific issue type with \'Goggles MK. VIII\' stamped to the top as well as the e Air Ministry AM marking with crown also features above this. Inside the box is a set of clear lenses which can be changed for the tinted lenses fitted to the goggles currently. The box is in reasonable condition for its age but does appear to have suffered damage, heavy soiling and stain. The goggles themselves are a nice \"as worn\" pair and display very well. The tinted lenses are in good condition with no cracks. The brass frames retain a good portion of their original blue painted finish.They also feature the larger face cushions which are again sort after and the leather is in nice condition but well worn and with soiling. The elastic chin strap is intact but has lost most of its elasticity and the two leather pullers are also intact which are often missing. All in all a nice pair of original goggles complete with their original box.
Original WWII British PIAT Anti-Tank Practice Bomb Original WWII British PIAT Anti-Tank Bomb This is a very nice British WWII PIAT Anti-Tank Bomb Launcher \"Bomb, Practice Inert/AT\" practice round. As is correct, it is painted black with a yellow ring. These were the same size and weight as a live round, with no warhead, but has a live propellant cartridge. They could be fired once from a standard PIAT, and were not reusable. This example is in very good condition. The Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank (PIAT) was a British anti-tank weapon developed during the Second World War. The PIAT was designed in response to the British Army\'s need for a more effective hand-held infantry anti-tank weapon. It consisted of a steel tube, a trigger mechanism and firing spring, and was based on the spigot mortar system; instead of using a propellant to directly fire a round, the spring was cocked and tightened. When the trigger was pulled, it released the spring that pushed the spigot forward intothe rear of the bomb. This detonated the propellant in the bomb itself, which was then thrown forward off the spigot. It possessed an effective range of approximately 90m. This system meant that the PIAT had several advantages, which included a lack of muzzle smoke to reveal the position of the user, the ability to fire it from inside buildings, and an inexpensive barrel. The PIAT entered service in 1943, and was first used during the Allied invasion of Sicily that year; it remained in use with British and Commonwealth forces until the early 1950s, when it was replaced by the American bazooka. A large number of PIATs were supplied to the Soviet Union through Lend Lease, and it was also used by the French resistance and the Polish Underground. The Israeli Haganah used PIATs during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Six members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces received Victoria Crosses whilst using the PIAT in combat.
Oyster Grenade
Pair of WW1 Trench Art MiniatureTankards 1916 These made from cut down 37mm Pom Pom cases. Both dated 1916.
Pattern 37 webbing
Piece of German aircraft
PMG mvsm bustina
Poland War Order of Virtuti Militari IV Class – Golden Cross Poland War Order of Virtuti Militari IV Class – Golden Cross. Awarded for officers who commanded their troops with outstanding bravery and valor. Gilt and
Portuguese Nation Republican Guard Pickelhaube Portuguese Nation Republican Guard Pickelhaube. A nice large size helmet. Black leather body with gilt brass spike , fittings peak strap and side boss. Brass and white metal helmet plate. Retains its originall leather liner but missing the chinstrap. A most interesting addition to the pickelhaube family.
Pre - WW2 RAF Full Dress Bullion Pilot Wings Pre - WW2 RAF Full Dress Bullion Pilot Wings. Kings crown. Introduced in 1920 for wear on ceremonial occasions including Royal escorts. It could and therefore often was worn optionally at weddings. Its use was officially suspended towards the outbreak of WWII, although there are a number of photographs clearly showing it being worn by Air Officers post WWII as late as 1952/3.
Pre Fed South Australia Volunteer Forces Union Belt Buckle Pre- Federation South Australian Volunteer Forces General Service Union Clasp Belt Buckle. brass.
Pre Federation 6 Pounder Nordenfelt Shell Case c1890. Pre Federation 6 Pounder Nordenfelt Shell Case c1890. The base marked with the Nordenfelt \"N\" stamp only. the mouth is cracked as usually found and has some small holes as pictured. The QF 6 pounder Nordenfelt was a light 57 mm naval gun and coast defence gun of the late 19th century used by many countries. They were originally mounted from 1885 onwards for use against the new (steam-driven) torpedo boats which started to enter service in the late 1870s. The Nordenfelt gun was adopted at the same time as the very similar QF 6 pounder Hotchkiss, but the Navy was not satisfied with the special Nordenfelt ammunition and fuzes. Following the explosion in 1900 of an ammunition ship due to defective fuses, Britain replaced Nordenfelt fuzes with the Hotchkiss design. Nordenfelt guns were phased out in favour of the Hotchkiss and were declared obsolete by 1919 Note this type of gun was used on HMVS Cerberus c/1890\'s thus has significant Pre-Federation interest.
Pre Federation NSW Military Forces Button
Pre Federation Queensland Railways QVC Button White metal. (Toned).
Pre Federation Victoria Police Force Button White Metal. Queen Victoria Crown.
Prussian Order Of The Crown 1867-1918; 4Th Class Fourth Class breast badge in silver gilt and enamels. Some chips to the enamel on both the obverse and reverse. Original court mounted but missing the felt backing on the reverse and exposing the mounting plate.
QLD Rifle Association 1907 Kings Badge Gilt bullion. Small moth nip to the edge.
RAAF Warrant Officer Hat Badge 2 x lug reverse.
RAN Flag
Rare Australian Militia Mess Tin with Matching Water Bottle Rare Australian Militia Mess Tin with Matching Water Bottle A rare inter-war item made for the CMF/AMF Green enamel water bottle shortened to 950ml capacity. Bayonet tin screw cap. ( No cloth cover). The far rarer “Canteen Cup” has a folding handle and nests with the water bottle, in the same fashion of the US M1910 canteen, It is made of pressed or drawn sheet metal with a wired rim. There are no seams at all in the body of the pannikin. To the body of the pannikin in soldered a tinned metal plate which mounts the wirework handle.The outside surface of the pannikin is roughly dip-tinned rather than electroplate tinned. The wire handle of the pannikin folds under not unlike a modern Australian or a US 1910-to-Vietnam era canteen cup handle. It has a wire loop which is swing down and fitted into a tab, which holds the handle rigid while in use.The Pannikin has an “A” stamped on it above an inverted broadarrow. No other markings appear on the pannikin at all. While I have had plenty of the short militia water bottles I have only seen two of these cups before.
Rare Unnamed Australian Service Medal 1939-45 All of the issued Australian Service Medals 1939-45 are impressed, this is one of the few unnamed examples. Not name erased. Original full size medal.
Rejected Volunteers Association Membership Badge – Victoria During World War One these badges were a recognisable indication that the wearer had attempted to voluntarily enlist for military service for Australian and the British Empire during World War 1. They were issued to men who had been officially deemed medically unfit for duty. During the course of the War, the Rejected Volunteers’ Association was established in various Australian states. This badge was produced for the rejected volunteers of New South Wales and South Australia. Stirling Silver hallmarked. A rare early numbered Officially numbered with a very low number \"23\". The reverse with lug fitting and sterling silver hallmark.
Republic Of Korea War Medal In Box Republic Of Korea War Medal In Card Box Of Issue. Original full size medal.
Royal Navy ERII Period Admirals Visor Cap A very good example of a ERII period Flag officers visor cap. Plastic white top with black wool covered visor. Black mohair cap band with Queens Crown bullion hat badge, black plastic chinstrap and double row of gilt bullion oak leaves to the visor. Full liner with brown leather sweatband and makers mark \" Bernards\" ( Greenwich). Overall a very nice looking example and now hard to find. Would also suit RANAdmiral.
Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal (ERII)- Unnamed A rare unnamed Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal (ERII). Unnmaed, not name erased. Original full size medal.
RRC
Russia WW2 Order of the Red Star (1945 Award) Russia WW2 Order of the Red Star (1945 Award) The official award number on the reverse dated it to being awarded in the 2nd half of 1945.
Russia WW2 Order of Glory 1945 Issue 3rd class medal on original mount. Issue number dates the awarding to 1945.
Russian WW2 Medal For Courage - WW2 Number Issue The official issue number stamped into the reverse indicates it was awarded in 2nd half of 1944.
Shell Case
Signalers Badge
Silver rising sun sweetheart
South Australia Police, King\'s Crown \"Piping Shrike\" Cap Badge. c 1950. South Australia Police, King\'s Crown \"Piping Shrike\" Cap Badge. c 1950. Nickel plated and enamel. 2 x lug reverse.
South Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Star South Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Star. A good period South East Asian made example. The silver cited at the Division level. Original full size medal.
South Vietnamese Medal South Vietnamese Civil Actions Medal, Second Class South Vietnamese Medal South Vietnamese Civil Actions Medal, Second Class. Original full size medal. Nice early South East asian made.
Steyr F88 Magazine Steyr F88 Magazine
Survey Corps Straight Shoulder Title.
Taxidermy- Standing Stoat Mount Taxidermy- Standing Stoat Mount
The Australia Legion of Ex-Service Clubs Lapel Badge An attractive bade in gilded brass and blue enamels. Screw post reverse.
The Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knight of Grace Commander\'s Neck Badge The Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knight of Grace Commanders Neck Badge, silver and enamel, angles embellished with Lions and Unicorns. on original full length neck ribbon with hook and eye fastening. The silver with age tone consummate to age. Vood very fine
Trench Periscope
Tropical binoculars
Turkish Order of the Medjidie- Commanders Neck Badge Instituted in 1851, the Order was awarded in five classes, with the First Class being the highest. The Order was issued in considerable numbers by Sultan Abdülmecid as a reward for distinguished service to members of the British Army and the Royal Navy and the French Army who came to the aid of the Ottoman Empire during the Crimean War against Russia and to British recipients for later service in Egypt and/or the Sudan. In Britain it was worn after any British gallantry and campaign medals awarded, but, as an Order, before foreign medals like the Turkish Crimean War medal. The Order was usually conferred on officers but a few enlisted soldiers and sailors also received it in a lower class. During World War I it was also awarded to a number of German, Austrian and Bulgarian officers. The Order was often conferred on non-Turkish nationals. Turkish Order of the Medjidie- Commanders Neck Badge. Silver and enamels. 60mm on short 180mm length of original ribbon.
U.S M21 MKII \"RFX\" Practice Hand Grenade U.S Post WW2 M21 MKII \"RFX\" Practice Hand Grenade Cast iron body with \"RFX\" impression and base plug hole. M205 fuze and pin. INERT
U.S Purple Heart Medal c.Vietnam War Period U.S Purple Heart Medal c.Vietnam War Period. A nice case example as awarded during the 1960\'s and 1970\'s. The Purple Heart median in VGC. The case with a small dent and some scuffing to the underside. Full size original medal and case.
U.S WW2 Charger Clips for the M1 Garand Rifle. $20 each. price is for x1 clip.
U.S WW2 - Vietnam Vehicle Small First Aid Kit U.S WW2 - Vietnam Vehicle Small First Aid Kit O/D painted steel tin with four clip hinge closure. A later Vietnam War Period \"First Aid\" sticker style application to thid. Sunburn cream Paste Tin. Paper packet 1 ounce foot Powder, web cotton Tourniquet, Carlisle Model First-aid dressing (Small) , Carlisle Model First-aid dressing (Large), Carlisle Model First-aid dressing (Small), Package four Inch Bandage, Injury burn set package ( two tubes) one Head dress medium size packet, Packet -6 Iodine swabs, Packet -6 Iodine swabs. all items fit neatly into the tin. The tin lid opens and closes freely.
U.S WW2 Bronze Star Medal U.S WW2 Bronze Star Medal Original full size medal
U.S / GB Navy 20mm Phalanx Round U.S / GB Navy 20mm Phalanx Round in clip section. The Phalanx CIWS (SEE-wiz) is an automated gun-based close-in weapon system to defend military watercraft automatically against incoming threats such as aircraft, missiles, and small boats. It was designed and manufactured by the General Dynamics Corporation, Pomona Division,later a part of Raytheon. Consisting of a radar-guided 20 mm (0.8 in) Vulcan cannon mounted on a swiveling base, the Phalanx has been used by the United States Navy and the naval forces of 15 other countries. The U.S. Navy deploys it on every class of surface combat ship, except the Zumwalt-class destroyer and San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.Other users include the British Royal Navy, the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal New Zealand Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the U.S. Coast Guard. INERT
U.S 1950\'s Early AR-10 Armalite \"Waffle\" Magazine U.S 1950\'s Early AR-10 Armalite \"Waffle\" Magazine. The base marked \" Armalite Patent Pending\"
U.S 1967 10x 50 Cal. Dummy Cartridges in Box U.S 1967 dated box containing 10x 50 Cal. Dummy Cartridges. The box with storage and age wear. There is some oxidization to the anodised cartridges. INERT
U.S Air Force Cross U.S Air Force Cross . Nice early strike c.1960\'s-1970\'s. Original full size medal The Air Force Cross (AFC) is the United States Air Force and United States Space Force\'s second highest military decoration for airmen and guardians who distinguish themselves with extraordinary heroism in combat with an armed enemy force.The medal is awarded to any person, while serving in any capacity with the Air Force or Space Force, who distinguish themselves by extraordinary heroism, not justifying the award of a Medal of Honour.
U.S Army Good Conduct Medal Bronze with clasp U.S Army Good Conduct Medal Bronze with clasp ( second award). The Army Good Conduct Medal was established by Executive Order 8809, dated 28 June 1941, and authorized the award for soldiers completing three years active service after that date. The criteria were amended by Executive Order 9323, dated 31 March 1943, to authorize the award for enlisted soldiers having three years of service after 27 August 1940 or one year of service after 7 December 1941 while the United States is at war.
U.s First Aid
U.S Life Vest
U.S M-1 Carbine Magazine Single M-1 Carbine Magazine in a post WW2 twin magazine carrier.
U.S M16 Bi-Pod and Cary Case U.S M16 Bi-Pod and Cary Case. The case with no contents other than the bi-pod only. The case with U.S stamp only. no other markings.
U.S M1910 Army HATCHET / AXE and CARRIER WW2 - Korea period U.S M1910 Army HATCHET / AXE and CARRIER. The axe dated 1942. M1944 style carrier.
U.S Pennsylvania National Guard, Mexican Border Service (1916/1917) Medal U.S Pennsylvania National Guard, Mexican Border Service (1916/1917) Medal. The medal recognizes those military service members who were assigned to the U.S.-Mexico border at the period of time when the United States was on the verge of all-out war with Mexico. While US Army forces had moved past the border and into Mexico, the mission of the national guard units was to protect towns and ranches on the US side of the border from any attacks. Many states that participated issued this type of medal to members of their national guard who participated in the Mexican Border Service in 1916/1917. Later, many of these units were re-organized and deployed overseas for the war in Europe This medal retains its original ribbon and pin. It is still wrapped along with its original ribbon bar in paper wrapping and comes with its original cardboard box of issue. Officially numbered along the rim. Execellent mint example.
U.S Senior Pilot Wings- Antaya GI 1/20 Silver Filled Clutch grip reverse.
U.S WW2 Coca-Cola Bottle 1944 dated U.S WW2 Used Coca-Cola Bottle. 1944 dated. Clear glass. no cap.
U.S WW2 Airborne Officers Side Cap U.S WW2 Airborne Officers Side Cap Chocolate brown wool elastique fabric wool with officers black and gold piping to the edges as well as a silver coloured 1stLt bar with brooch pin reverse which doesn’t appear to have any maker markings to the rear.The interior is lined with rayon and features a leather sweatband. The opposite side of the cap features a ParaGlider Cloth Badge with WW2 period green edging. Size 7 3/8 on inside label . The cap is in very good condition for its age and displays well as can be seen in the photographs.
U.S WW2 Army Good Conduct Medal Original full size medal with matching ribbon bar.
U.S WW2 Army Officers Service Dress Visor Cap
U.S WW2 Bronze Star in Packet Of Issue U.S WW2 Bronze Star in Packet Of Issue. Original WWII bronze star with original wrap and white box. Metal star with bronze finish and hanger device for wear on the uniform. remains in good condition with some wear to the flaps of the package.
U.S WW2 M1916 Holster for 1911 .45 Automatic 1942 Dated. U.S WW2 M1916 Holster for 1911 .45 Automatic 1942 Dated. The holster is in great shape, with only light staining, and retains its original russet leather color, having never had oil applied which would darken the leather. The reverse is maker marked \"Sears 1942\".
U.S WW2 OSS Smatchet Fighting Knife U.S WW2 OSS Smatchet Fighting Knife. U.S manufacture knife and sheath. The US madde pattern easily identified with the two not three rivets in the pommel. This is a great example of a scarce WWII Issue OSS Smatchet, or Heavy fighting knife. These measure with a heavy blade. It was designed by William E. Fairbairn during World War II, who also helped design the Sykes-Fairbairn commando dagger. According to Fairbairn, the Smatchet was an ideal close-combat weapon for those not armed with a rifle and bayonet: The psychological reaction of any man, when he first takes the smatchet in his hand is full justification for its recommendation as a fighting weapon. He will immediately register all the essential qualities of a good soldier - confidence, determination, and aggressiveness. Its balance, weight and killing power, with the point, edge or pommel, combined with the extremely simple training necessary to become efficient in its use, make it the ideal personal weapon for all those not armed with a rifle and bayonet. The smatchet was used by British and American special forces (Special Air Service and Office of Strategic Services, respectively) during World War II. Though described in the Office of Strategic Services catalog as a cross between a machete and a bolo, it was actually based on the Royal Welch Fusiliers Trench Knife of World War I, and was designed as a pure combat knife. It has a broad, leaf-shaped blade sharpened the full length on one side, and from the tip to half of the other side. The entire blade is coated with a dull matte finish to prevent detection at night from stray reflections. This example is in very good condition. The blade still has most of the original finish. The grips are original and in good condition apart from a crack to to one side. The leather covered wooden scabbard is in very good condition as well. The belt strap at the back is still intact.
U.S WW2 USAAFBomber Crew M-3 Flak Helmet U.S WW2 USAAF Bomber Crew M-3 Flak Helmet. U.S. Army Air Forces WWII issue M3 Flak Helmet! World War Two American bomber crews in the skies over Europe needed something more than their leather flying helmets to provide them with shrapnel injuries, however it took a surprisingly long time for a new helmet to be developed and deployed to meet that need. Not until December of 1943 did the M3 reach the ETO, it was the first of three versions of the American flak helmet. One of the most notable aspects of the M3 is its M1 profile; it\'s like the steel pot, but with hinged armored ear cups that were used to accommodate the headsets worn by the aircrews. These were then secured with a canvas chin strap, which also had a snap in it, for quick removal if needed. This example is offered in good, solid, original condition, complete with the suspension liner, chinstrap and only one of the original felt cushions on the inside of the ear cup has come loose but is present and could be easily glued back into position. The exterior anti freezing paint is intact and complete. Chinstrap is intact and complete. There is faint traces of some writing to the front of the pot but almost illegible. Overall, an excellent example.
U.S. Silver Star - Modern issue U.S. Silver Star - Modern issue. Still in original plastic packet. Original full size medal.
U.S. WW2 Vintage Ray Band Aviator Sun Glasses The classic c.WW2 pattern aviator glass. A must have item to accompany a great USAAF crusher cap. Very good condition. Minimal scratches and no crack to the lenses.
U.S. WWI Model 1917 Bolo Knife by PLUME with Canvas Scabbard - dated 1918 U.S. WWI Model 1917 Bolo Knife by PLUME with Canvas Scabbard - dated 1918.. The bolo pattern blade with scuffing and light tone. It is marked \"U.S M.O 1917 CT\" and PLUME St. Louis 1918. the original wood grips are in good condition. Comes with its canvas covered scabbard by \"Brauer bros. and dated 1918\". Overall a good example.
UN Korea Medal - Unnamed United National Korea Medal - Unnamed as issued to British recipients. Original full size medal.
Unknown Japanese Bronze Bust Japanese Bronze Bust A well made hollow cast bronze bust of to me an unknown figure of history. Its possibly not that old as there appears to be a copyright symbol on the reverse along with some Japanese characters that would obviously explain a lot more as to who this individual is. Nevertheless a great desk piece. Approx size 280mm high 240mm wide.
US Navy Cross
US WW2 Bronze Star and Packet Wartime issue. Original full size medal with wadded paper wrapping and card box of issue.
US WW2 M1917A1 “Kelly” Helmet US Original WW2 M1917A1 “Kelly” Helmet. A very good condition WWII Helmet. The helmet is complete with the original liner, chin strap and original olive drab painted finish. The M1917A1 helmet was a transitional helmet used during the early years of WWII prior to the introduction of the more common M1 Helmet. It was basically a M1917 helmet shell, as used during WWI, with and improved liner and chin strap assembly. These helmets were widely used by the US Army Troops that occupied the Pacific Islands before and the Pearl Harbor Attack. They were also used by the USMC in the early Island Campaigns of 1942 & 1943.
Vic force shoulder belt plate A rare shoulder belt plate as worn c.1870\'s -1890\'s. by officer os the Victorian Military Forces. in particular the Rifles and Rangers of Victoria. White metal \" Aut Pace Aut Bellow\" motto. Screw post reverse.
Victoria Cross
Victorian or Edwardian Period Household State Fanfare Trumpet A good Victorian or Edwardian Period Household State Fanfare Trumpet. Originally nickelled plated over brass, now with very heavy age tone and wear. Marker market \"Barrett\". The mouth piece with a \"\" Broad arrow. Approx 70cm long.
Victorian Period 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry Officers Sword Original Early Victorian Period 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry Officers Sword. Nickel plated 3 bar hilt with t wire bound ray skin grip. Single edged piped back blade is in a good clean condition . The acid etched maker mark of Hamburger Rodgers and Co. London with \"VR\" Royal cipher to both blade sides. Comes with its matching steel scabbard with double ring hangers. Sword and scabbard fit perfectly together. The combination of pipe back blade and VR cypher indicating its manufacture c.1836-1846. A good overall clean example. Lic Req in Victoria. Controlled weapon 18 Years and over.
Victorian Pre-Fed Large Studio Photograph of Colonel Richard Heath. Victorian Pre-Federation Original Large Studio Photograph of Colonel Richard Heath. By Sears Studios Melbourne. c 1884 Fantastic display of uniform and accoutrements including busby and the wearing of the Volunteer Officers Decoration and the Victoria Volunteer Long Some hand writing on the reverse with relevant information concerning a church being built by Heath that was never completed. His obituary reads : Lt-Colonel Richard Heath, who died at North Melbourne last was in his 80th year, was a colonist of 60 years. He was a keen yachtsman, and known as the father of the Royal Yacht Club. He prominent in the volunteer corps, and at the end of long service he was promoted to the rank of Lieut-Colonel. Approx : 200 x 140mm the card backing 250 x 200 mm
Victorian Rifle Association 1921 Kings Fifty Sleeve Badge Heavily padded and embroidered
Victorian Rifle Association 1950 Kings Thirty Sleeve Badge Heavily padded bullion embroidered.
Vietnam Era US Army M79 6-pocket Cloth Bandolier for 40mm Grenades with Shell Cases The green cotton bandolier is without any markings. The empty shell cases are all dated 1973-1975 , and all are all INERT.
Vietnam Medal- Rare Unnamed Example Original full size medal. Not Name errased but totally unnamed. Ideal gap filler in a group. near impossible to find unnamed.
Vietnam War era Switch No.6 Mk1 (1970) A 1970 dated switch, No. 6 Mk1 in original paint & stencils. This switch is designed for booby trap installations where initiation by release of pressure is desired. Its design allows it to be inserted into narrow openings, as under a door, behind a drawer, etc. It is designed to withstand the weight of heavy objects, such as packing cases, etc.
Vietnam War M57 Claymore Firing Device \"Clacker\" (1972 dated) Vietnam War M57 Claymore Firing Device \"Clacker\" (1972 dated).
Vietnam War Period Army Officers Rank Epaulettes Hard boards for jungle greens. Aluminum anodized pips for Captain, Royal Australian Regiment. Matching pair.
War Department Field Glasses
Web Equipment Tin No. 103 Pickering’s Web Equipment Renovator No. 103 Khaki Green (Light) The “Blanco” brand name now absent and replaced with the company name instead. This was the Army’s official “Renovator Web Equipment” introduced at the end of 1954 (part of the four approved khaki-green shades of KG3, 61, 97 and 103) and was supplied exclusively through the NAAFI.
Western Australia Mother Badge
William IV General Officers Marmeluke William IV General Officers Marmeluke. A lovely example of the sword carried by British Generals from the period 1830-1837. The sword with a gilt mameluke hilt with ivory grips. The cross guard with crossed baton and sword to centre cartouche. A correct but later fitted General Officers sword knot attached. The blade etched with William 4th cipher, crown crossed lancers and sword and baton to one side the reverse again with William 4th cypher, crown, sword and baton. Overall light stain and tone consummate with age. It is complete with black leather scabbard with gilt embossed mounts. The sword fit perfectly in to the scabbard.
WW1 1914 Non Combatants Iron Cross 2nd class A good example, three piece construction with original non combatants ribbon. The ribbon is frayed as can be seen. Hard to fine with original ribbon. Original full size medal.
WW1 ANZAC “A” Shoulder Badge WW1 ANZAC “A” Shoulder Badge. Brass. 2 x lug reverse.
WW1 \"Eastern Front\" Commercial Picture Frame (Gallipoli) WW1 \"Eastern Front\" Commercial Picture Frame (Gallipoli). A very nice original WW1 British Eastern Front theme \"Service Frame\". The frame is of heavy cast shelter metal and looks to be in lovely condition with a map of the Eastern front along with aircraft and ships and also features Gallipoli and Palestine. The rear again looks good and is in nice order with nice markings and registration number, these were produced of various areas during WW1. It measures 7 inches x 7 ¼ inches. The rear would have originally have had a simple card backing to hold the photograph in place, this has long since gone but the slots/hooks to hold it are in place so a piece of card could easily be cut and used for this purpose.
WW1 \"Tiptaft\" Made Rising Sun Collar Badge Maker marked reverse with two lugs. Collar size badge.
WW1 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class
WW1 1914 Princess Mary Gift Tin WW1 1914 Princess Mary Gift Tin. A lovely original example with most of its gilt finish remaining. No contents.
WW1 1915 Australian War Contingent Assocation Chocolate Tin WW1 1915 Australian War Contingent Assocation Chocolate Tin. Australian War Contingent Association Christmas gift tin with original chocolate contents. The rectangular gift tin is made of lacquered tin-plate and has a hinged lid printed in black with the Australian coat of arms in the centre and \'1915.\' on either side. Beneath this are the words \'TO THE AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN WAR CONTINGENT ASSOCIATION, LONDON. \"A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL.\"\'. No contents but once contained Fry’s Chocolate.
WW1 Australian 8th Inf Battalion Lapel Badge Small WW1 Australian 8th Infantry Battalion Colour Patch. Lapel Badge Brass and enamels. Brooch pin reverse.
WW1 Austro-Hungarian M17 Steel Helmet. Original WWI Austro-Hungarian M17 Stahlhelm Steel Helmet. A good all original example with much of the characteristic brown painted finish remaining to the exterior. couple with its liner ( metal band and three leather pads) and web chin strap. The chin strap with considerable wear, oxidation to the alloy buckle and age stain. There are only 9 known factories that produced helmets during WWI for the KUK. Unlike the Germans the Austrian pattern helmet are often found without factory stamps and heating lot codes. This example has no visible markings. The interior of the dome is pitted due to once having had water sitting it for a period. The Austrian M1917 helmet was similar to the German M1916, but had a few variations including the chinstrap,, chinstrap rivets located higher up on the steel shell and variations in locations of markings among others. Overall a good example of a hard to find helmet of the Great War.
WW1 Bayonet Trench Mirror A good example with an unbroken mirror and all the khaki pair remaining. This mirror was intended to be attached to the rifle bayonet with its integral bracket on the mirror\'s rear for observation purposes from trench positions. These were made in the US and UK for distribution to the font and used by all Allied armies as the fitting was universal to all bayonets.
WW1 Belgium Commemorative Medal1914–1918 WW1 Belgium Commemorative Medal1914–1918 The Silver bar bar denoting a year at the frontand red enamelled cross for each wound received in combat Original full size medal.
WW1 Belgium Volunteer Combatant\'s Medal 1914–1918 The Volunteer Combatant\'s Medal 1914–1918 (French: Médaille du Combattant Volontaire 1914–18, Dutch: Medaille van de Vrijwillige Strijder 1914–1918) was a Belgian wartime service medal established by royal decree on 17 June 1930 and awarded to Belgian citizens and foreign nationals who voluntarily enlisted for service in the Belgian Armed Forces during World War I.
WW1 Belgium Yser Cross The Yser Cross was issued as a replacement to the earlier Yser Medal upon application and payment of a fee, consequently, relatively few were issued as few veterans wanted to trade in their medal, and even fewer wanted to pay the fee. On the 16th October 1914 the German III reserve corps began attacking the Belgian outposts east of the Yser. These were the opening moves of a concerted effort by the Germans to break through and turn the northern flank of the allied front held by the Belgian army - which was positioned from the coast at Nieuport to Ypres via Dixmude, along the line of the Yser canal. Bitter fighting ensued along the whole front for many days but the Belgians led by their King Albert held their ground -at a cost - 60,000 men became casualties, one third their strength. This medal commemorates the Belgian \"Battle of the Yser.\" The Medal was instituted on the 18th October 1918 for award to those who had fought along the Yser river between 17th - 31st October 1914. The medal could be awarded posthumously, and to Allied soldiers who would qualify under the same conditions as the Belgians. A decree of 5th February 1934 gave the medal the new title of \"Yser Cross\" and a further decree of 22 August 1934 instituted the new design.
WW1 British ‘Lusitania Medallion in case of issue WW1 British ‘Lusitania Medallion in case of issue. Description (obverse and reverse designs): ): \'DER GROSSDAMPFER = = LUSITANIA = DURCH EIN DEUTSCHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENKT 5.MAY 1915\' (embossed in 5 lines) Component parts: Medal in original cardboard presentation box ( stained inside). The outside of the box lid has an illustration of the liner steaming from left to right, below which, within a panel are 6 lines of text – \'R.M.S.LUSITANIA: CUNARD LINE. 32000 TONS: SUNK ON HER RETURN JOURNEY FROM THE UNITED STATES BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE MAY 7TH.1915\'. The inside of the lid bears 16 lines of text – The Lusitania (German) Medal. An exact replica of the medal which was designed in Germany and distributed to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine on May 7th, 1915. She had on board at the time 1,951 passengers and crew, of whom 1,198 perished. Accompanying the medallion and presentation box is an explanatory leaflet, illustrated, bearing the following text – \'A German Naval Victory: with joyful pride we contemplate this latest deed of our navy...\' Kölnische Volkszeitung, 10th May, 1915. On the obverse, under the legend \'No Contraband\' (Keine Bannware), there is an image of the Lusitania sinking. On the reverse, under the legend \'Business above all\' (Geschäft über alles), the figure of Death sits at the booking office of the Cunard Line and gives out tickets to passengers, who refuse to attend to the warnings against submarines given by a German. The card board box, covered in bookcloth style paper, with paper labels adhered to outer and inner parts of the lid. Textile covered board interior, with an inset to hold the medallion in place ( stained) Separate explanatory leaflet, ( this with damage to top edge and staining. placed on top of the medallion. First World War British copy of the German first issue \'Lusitania Medallion\' by Karl Goetz. The confusing date error on the original German work was seized upon by the British and exploited for propaganda purposes, the intention being to demonstrate that the sinking was cynically pre-planned. Some 300,000 British copies were made on the instructions of Captain Reginald Hall RN, Director of Naval Intelligence. The financial outlay for the production of many of these was covered by Mr Gordon Selfridge, the department store owner, at a cost of several thousand pounds to himself. The British copy may be identified by its cruder finish, while the date in the obverse exergue reads \'5.MAY 1915\' and not \'5.MAI 1915\'. The umlauts are also missing from the reverse text, see also notes to MED 937. Proceeds from the sales of the British version were directed to St Dunstan\'s Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Hostel.
WW1 British 4.5 Inch Howitzer Case 1918 Dated INERT
WW1 British Ball Grenade Souvenir Ash Tray WW1 British Ball Grenade Souvenir Ash Tray. An original No. 15 Ball Grenade ( no fuze). fitted to a purpose cast iron ash tray. The tray with inlaid cast wording around the edge : British Ball Grenade \". INERT The No. 15 ball grenade, also called the cricket ball grenade, was a grenade used by the British during World War I. The No. 15 was a time-fused grenade. It was internally fragmented and incorporated a cast-iron body. To light the grenade, the user had to remove a covering that was on the fuse, then strike an external Brock matchhead igniter against the fuse. There were two types of fuses available; the five-second and the nine-second. The former was intended for throwing, while the latter was intended for catapults. The No. 15 was one of the interim grenades created because of the problems associated with the No. 1 grenade.Unlike the others, the No. 15 had been created specifically for the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I, mostly for the fighting in the Dardanelles. While crude, the No. 15 did well in the Dardanelles. In addition, it could easily be mass-produced; in September 1915, more than 200,000 No. 15s were created per week. However, there were a few problems; the explosive charge was too large, which created smaller-than-expected fragmentation when the grenade exploded. In addition, it was considered too large because of its 3-inch (76 mm) circumference. These problems were remedied with the No. 16 \"oval grenade\".
WW1 British Cogswell & Harrison 1916 Dated Brass Very Flare Pistol WW1 British Cogswell & Harrison 1916 Dated Brass Mk III Very Flare Pistol. A nice Great War-produced example of the English military Mark III* flare pistol, as issued and used during the last part of World War I. This particular pistol was upgraded to III* during the interwar period, when it was still in service, and was still in use during WWII. The Mark III signal pistol was adopted in 1911, as an improved version of the earlier Mark II pistol, which had been adopted in 1905. Like the previous Mk II pistol, it was a brass flare gun with a tilt-down, break open loading mechanism and a single action lockwork. Although the Mark III remained in production through the end of World War I, it had in fact been superseded by the Number 1 and Number 2 signal pistols which were manufactured from steel instead of brass. These patterns were adopted in 1915 and utilized many of the same parts as the Webley Mark VI service revolver. During the production of the Mk III signal pistol, at least five companies including WW Greener, Wolseley (Sheep Shearing Co.), Chubb (very rare – only 500 contracted for), Cogswell & Harrison and Webley & Scott. Working order. Controlled Weapon 18years and over No lic Req Victoria
WW1 British Long Handled Wire Cutters WW1 British Army Long handled Barbed Wire cutters. British Manufacture. Length 20 inches. Not dated.
WW1 British War Medal - Name Errased Original full size medal, nicely name erased. Perfect gap filler to a group.
WW1 British War Medal - Named Erased Original full size medal, nicely name erased. Perfect gap filler to a group.
WW1 Brodie Mk1 Helmet WW1 Brodie Mk1 Helmet. A very well preserved example with all of its original khaki green painted finish. Original and fully complete liner and chinstrap. 7.5 million \"Brodie\" helmets were manufactured, designated \"Helmet, Steel, MkI\" This example is the more common pattern which is identified by the rim and the rubber donut that was mounted underneath the felt crown, these modifications were implemented from around June 1917 together with a slightly improved liner material or artificial leather for the headband.
WW1 Court Mounted Hindenburg Cross WW1 Court Mounted Hindenburg Cross without swords. 1914-1918. Maker Marked on the reverse.
WW1 Distinguished Service Order (GVR) Gilt and enamels. Has original top bar. The reverse central disc with the Royal cypher is loose and moves around but does not come out of the socket. Otherwise a nice clean bright example. Original full size medal. The case is a later made post war example and the medal fits into this well.
WW1 Enamelled Ribbon Bar with Unofficial Victory Medal Ribbon WW1 Enamelled Ribbon Bar with Unofficial Victory Medal Ribbon Enamel on brass with brooch pin reverse. The unofficial Victory Medal ribbon of 1919. This ribbon, made up of many coloured stripes is an unofficial ribbon for the Victory Medal from early-mid 1919. In January 1919 some of the Allied nations suggested that there should be a single medal created for all allied and associated countries, so that there would be no need for the exchange of commemorative medals between the victorious nations.In March 1919 a conference of Allied and Associated Powers met to discuss medals and the first question they looked at was the idea for an “Inter-Allied Medal”. After much debate, the result was the Victory Medal (so called because they wanted a name that the Germans and their allies could not use). The new medal was to have the same ribbon, regardless of country and an image representing victory on the obverse. Before the official ribbon was approved a number of commercial companies created their own versions of what they thought the Victory Medal ribbon could look like. These unofficial ribbons often combined the flags, or colours from the flags of many of the victorious nations.
WW1 Female Relatives Badge With Bar WW1 Female Relatives Badge With Bar. Sterling Silver and enamels. Badge and bar both officially numbered.
WW1 Fox Puttees - Long Military or Sportsman\'s WW1 Private Purchase Fox Puttees - Long. Military or Sportsman\'s Mouse grey-brown wool. Each with a small copper \"Fox\" tag and \"Made in England\" ink stamp.
WW1 France Criox De Guerre 1914-1918 WW1 France Criox De Guerre with bronze star. 1914-1918 Reverse. The Bronze star for those who were mentioned at the regiment, battalion or brigade level.
WW1 French Dardanelles Medal Original full size medal. The Dardanelles Medal was awarded to French participants if the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 during the First World War. The French Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli numbered 42,000 men at its peak of whom approximately 15,000 were killed.
WW1 Fuse Key
WW1 German M98/05 Sawback Bayonet 1917 WW1 German M98/05 Sawback Bayonet. a good clean example of the so called sawbuck \"Butcher Bayonet\". Dark toned blade with Mauser makers mark and dated 1917 with Prussian Army acceptance stamp. Good light coloured clean wood grips. Working locking stud. Comes with its all steel scabbard, this with a few dents and the small screw holding the mouth to the scabbard is missing. Otherwise it fits well to the bayonet.
WW1 German Marine Corps Flanders Cross Medal Group WW1 German Marine Corps Flanders Cross Medal Group 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, Imperial Marine Corps Flanders Cross with clasp \"Durchbruchsschlacht\" (breakthrough battle), Regimental Honor Cross with clasp \"Feld Art REgt .70\", Kyffhauserbund Commemorative War medal with swords. all original full size medal. Original court mounted as worn.
WW1 German Tunic
WW1 German Wartime Produced Prussian Infantry Officers Pickelhaube. WW1 German Wartime Produced Prussian Infantry Officers Pickelhaube. WW1 German Wartime Produced Officers Pickelhaube. A good shaped example of a wartime production officers pickelhaube for the state of Prussia. The helmet retains the original officers Prussian helmet plate which retains a lotl of its original gilt finish. Gilt rear spine , officers detachable spike and spike base securing stars. The scaled chinstraps, spike base and front peak mount are all made from the later zinc metal and the original gilt wash finish has worn away leaving the base metal exposed, this is often the case with wartime produced helmets. the officer Reichs and Prussian state cockades still present. Helmet retains the original officers tan leather sweatband and artificial silk lining to the interior. Whilst the body is in a good original shape there is some damage to the rear peak where the stitching has come away to 50%. There is also some significant damage to the rear right hand side of the body with a large crack. Both must be mentioned of course but could certainly be overlooked when on display. Overall a very good example of an original wartime produced helmet.
WW1 Germany water cooling tank for MG08, MG08/15 machine guns WW1 Germany water cooling tank for MG08, MG08/15 machine guns. A rare fully camouflage painted example c.1917/1918 This rare example retains nearly all of its original camouflage paint and numbers on the side. Surely impossible to upgrade from this example.
WW1 HMAS Sydney /Emden Souvenir Ashtray WW1 HMAS Sydney /Emden Souvenir Ashtray A scallop-edged brass souvenir ashtray, made to commemorate the destruction of the German cruiser SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney in 1914. The outside scalloped rim of the ashtray features three cigarette rests, under which are three leg supports. The outside polished edge of each of the legs is engraved in turn, \'HMAS SYDNEY, SANK EMDEN, 1914\'. It is thought that the ashtray was made from melted-down salvage from the Emden. Following the destruction of SMS Emden, a number of souvenir items were produced from items recovered from her wreckage, including these ashtrays.
WW1 Hungarian Commemorative War Medal 1914-18 WW1 Hungarian Commemorative War Medal 1914-18 Original full size medal on Austrian style triangular mount.
WW1 Map
WW1 Military Medal GVR - Rare Unnamed Example WW1 Military Medal GVR - Rare Unnamed Example: Military Medal (M.M) (GVR) Rare unnamed example as awarded to Foreign Recipients. Original full size medal. All originally unnamed , not name erased.
WW1 No. 20 Mk II Rifle Grenade (Cut Away Instructional) Original British WW1 No. 20 Mk II Rifle Grenade (Cut Away Instructional). The ringed steel body with a large section of one side cut away to reveal the internal workings. The rifle rod is pitted and fits perfectly to the brass mid section. the fuse cap dated 1916. INERT
WW1 Officers Trench/Cavalry Boots WW1 Private Purchase Officers Trench /Cavalry Boots. Country of actual original is unknown. All brown leather with leather soles. Half lace boots with laces and \"0\" style brass eyelets and having cavalry style top calf strap. No markings remaining. The soles with only some of the original hob nails remaining. Overall wear with use and age.
WW1 Pattern 1903 50 Round Bandolier A good example worn by Artillery, Engineers and Service Corps. A h nice supple dark brown leather and complete with its small stay strap. Any marking this did have area long worn away and cannot distinguish British or Australian.
WW1 Period Military Cross (MC) in Case of Issue . - Unnamed An Original WW1 Period Military Cross (GVR) in Case of Issue . - Unnamed reverse. Original ribbon with silver mounting pin. Appealing age tone to the silver otherwise VGC. The hand made velvet lined case, grained leatherette finish with gold blocked King’s crown on lid. Light scuffing and age.
WW1 Period Royal Navy Midshipman’s Dirk and Waistbelt British or Australian Royal Navy Midshipman’s Dirk and Waistbelt. A Fair example of aFirst World War era Naval Midshipman’s dirk. The dirk features a gilded brass lion head and ornate back strap, with portepee ring and acorn quillion. The pebbled ray skin grip is typically in very good condition. The front langet is adorned with the naval anchor and wreath. The push button lock is present and is in working condition.The 45cm long blade features on both sides the acid etched design of laurel spray and ships anchor with the Royal Cypher of King George V. Maker marked by Wilkinson Pall mall London name to the riches. Overall condition is VGC with only small areas of stain to the blade. The scabbard is also in fine condition with an all black leather frame with the ornate brass upper chape with twin floating suspension rings and large style drag.There is a cream mark to the centre. The scabbard and dirk fit together with no issues. Overall a very fine piece that has been very well looked after. Overall length: 62 cm. Comes with a full dress black leather belt with brass kings crown Royal Navy officers buckle complete with both hanger straps attached to the dirk. The belt with some age and wear but no damage.
WW1 QF-18 Pounder Gun Dial Sight 19 Orignal WW1 QF-18 Pounder Gun Dial Sight. Khaki green painted. Marked \"Dial Sight\" \" No. 7 MKII\" \"R &J Beck\" Dated 1917. Optics are working. missing the rubber eye cap to the lease otherwise a great condition example.
WW1 Rare Hotchkiss Machine Gun Ammunition Leather Bandolier - Dated 1918 An almost unissued example in choice condition. The leather is in perfect condition. Maker marked Cole Bros and dated 1918 This bandolier would have been for the small stripper clips of ammunition for the Machine Gun as well as the various tools needed to keep the gun in action. This is actually a fantastic example of these rare bandoliers, you do not want to miss out on this opportunity. The Mle 1914 Hotchkiss machine gun chambered for the 8mm Lebel cartridge became the standard machine gun of the French Army during the latter half of World War I. It was manufactured by the French arms company Hotchkiss et Cie, which had been established in the 1860s by American industrialist Benjamin B. Hotchkiss. The gas-actuated Hotchkiss system was first formulated in 1893 by Odkolek von Ujezda and improved into its final form by Hotchkiss armament engineers, American Laurence Benét and his French assistant Henri Mercié. The Mle 1914 was the last version of a series of nearly identical Hotchkiss designs, following the Mle 1897, Mle 1900 and the Mle 1909. The Hotchkiss Mle 1914 became the French infantry standard in late 1917, replacing the unreliable St. Étienne Mle 1907. The American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in France also purchased 7,000 Mle 1914 Hotchkiss machine guns in 8mm Lebel, and used them extensively at the front in 1917 and 1918. Hotchkiss heavy machine guns, some being of earlier types, were also used in combat by Japan, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, and Poland. The Hotchkiss machine gun, a sturdy and reliable weapon, remained in active service with the French army until the early 1940s. By the end of 1918, 47,000 Hotchkiss machine guns had already been delivered to the French army alone. Including all international sales, the grand total of all Hotchkiss machine guns sold by the manufacturer in various calibers was well in excess of 100,000 units.
WW1 Retained For Home Service Lapel Badge Australia Rare WW1 Retained For Home Service Lapel Badge. Choice example retaining nearly all of its original gilt finish. 2 x lugs to the reverse and officially numbered. These badges are rare. Volunteered for Active Service – Required for Home Service Badge – World War 1 (No. 3010) . The Volunteered For Active Service, Required for Home Service badge was sometimes issued by the Department of Defence to those who volunteered for active service but were withheld due to services required in Australia. Such badges were issued after people helping the war effort were subjected to criticism and personal attacks. They were wrongfully accused of showing disloyalty to their country because they were not seen wearing a military uniform.
WW1 Rising Sun Sterling Silver
WW1 Royal Flying Corps Officers Hat Badge Officers issue in bronze with two folding prongs to the reverse.
WW1 Royal Flying Corps Pilot Wings Original WW1 Royal Flying Corps Full Size Pilot Wings. Heavily worsted on wool backing.
WW1 Royal Flying Corps Pilot Wings A lovely textbook example. 11 feather pattern. Heavily worsted on wool backing.
WW1 Royal Naval Division -Colingwood Bn Medal Group WW1 Royal Naval Division -Colingwood Bn Medal Group. 1914 Star with clasp \"5th Aug - 22Nov 1914\". ( impressed in large Roman capitals \" T2/102 G. SLOANE AB. RNVR COLLINGWOOD BTTN R.N.D\") British War Medal 1914-1920 ( impressed \"T2-102 G. SLOANE AB. RNVR). Victory Medal ( impressed \"T2-102 G. SLOANE AB. RNVR). Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Medal (GVR) (impressed \"T2-102 G. SLOANE AB. RNVR). All orignal full size medals, swing mounted.
WW1 ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A Royal Naval Division Chief Petty Officers Cap Badge, constructed in blackened bronze with the fouled anchor to the centre of a double circle of rope surmounted by the King’s crown, complete with lugs on the reverse in very good condition.
WW1 S.M.L.E Wire Cutter Attachment 1917 Dated WW1 S.M.L.E Wire Cutter Attachment 1917 Dated. Working order. Clearly maker marked and dated 1917.
WW1 Souvenir Ash Tray Made From Brass From HMAS Australia WW1 Souvenir Ash Tray Made From Brass From HMAS Australia. The reverse with partial remains of the original paper sales label. HMAS Australia was one of three Indefatigable-class battlecruisers built for the defence of the British Empire. Ordered by the Australian government in 1909, she was launched in 1911, and commissioned as flagship of the fledgling Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1913. Australia was the only capital ship ever to serve in the RAN.A At the start of World War I, Australia was tasked with finding and destroying the German East Asia Squadron, which was prompted to withdraw from the Pacific by the battlecruiser\'s presence. Repeated diversions to support the capture of German colonies in New Guinea and Samoa, as well as an overcautious Admiralty, prevented the battlecruiser from engaging the German squadron before the latter\'s destruction. Australia was then assigned to North Sea operations, which consisted primarily of patrols and exercises, until the end of the war. During this time, Australia was involved in early attempts at naval aviation, and 11 of her personnel participated in the Zeebrugge Raid. The battlecruiser was not at the Battle of Jutland, as she was undergoing repairs following a collision with sister ship HMS New Zealand. Australia only ever fired in anger twice: at a German merchant vessel in January 1915, and at a suspected submarine contact in December 1917. On her return to Australian waters, several sailors aboard the warship mutinied after a request for an extra day\'s leave in Fremantle was denied, although other issues played a part in the mutiny, including minimal leave during the war, problems with pay, and the perception that Royal Navy personnel were more likely to receive promotions than Australian sailors. Post-war budget cuts saw Australia\'s role downgraded to a training ship before she was placed in reserve in 1921. The disarmament provisions of the Washington Naval Treaty required the destruction of Australia as part of the British Empire\'s commitment, and she was scuttled off Sydney Heads in 1924.
WW1 Straight \"Australia\" Shoulder Title WW1 Straight \"Australia\" Shoulder Title. Single oxidised shoulder title. 2 x lug reverse.
WW1 sweetheart
WW1 Trench Art “Pom Pom” 37mm Round WW1 Trench Art “Pom Pom” French 37mm Round. Double band projectile and brass case dated 1918. The case with hand engraved bird on a branch design and the words \" France Sept 29 1918 INERT
WW1 Trench Art Vase
WW1 Turkish 7.7cm Artillery Projectile WW1 Turkish 7.7cm or (77mm) Artillery Projectile. The all steel shrapnel projectile retains its brass driving band ( fired) and is Turkish made with some notable arabic lettering to the base. There is also very small traces of the original brown paint finish. The brass fuse also has Turkish arabic numbers around the timing ring. It is missing it nose cone. Projectile and part fuze only. INERT
WW1 Turkish Gallipoli Star WW1 Turkish Gallipoli Star- Turkish made example. This is a very well preserved example of an Ottoman made medal. Unlike most of these medals , it retains a lot of its original painted red finish. Complete with its poorly designed brooch pin and \"c\" catch reverse. The Gallipolli Star was a military decoration awarded by the Ottoman Empire. It was known as the Ottoman War Medal (Turkish: Harp Madalyası) or the Iron Crescent (from German Eiserner Halbmond, in allusion to the Iron Cross). It was instituted by Sultan Mehmed V on 1 March 1915. This decoration was awarded for the duration of World War I to Ottoman and other Central Powers troops, primarily in Ottoman areas of engagement including Chanakkale/Chanak (Gallipoli), Gaza,Kanal,Kut-al-Amara, andSanatorium.
WW1 Turkish Other Ranks Belt Buckle WW1 Turkish Other Ranks Belt Buckle. Two piece construction Brass buckle with nickelled centre. Original Turkish army rectangular brass belt buckle with attached white metal circular badge. This white metal badge features, in relief on a pebbled background, a crescent moon, the upward facing horns of which enclose a five pointed star. The crescent contains the Arabic script for \'Asakr-i Shahaneh\' meaning \'Imperial Army\'. On the underside of the buckle where there would usually be two small metal prongs there is a field applied brass wire band with what appears to be some of the original wool/ cotton that was attached to a belt. Very interesting and untouched example as worn.
WW1 Turkish POW Made Necklace Bead crochet necklace made from small coloured gold beads . A triangular pendant on the lower edge is attached to the necklace. This necklace was made by an Ottoman prisoner of war (POW) in a British POW camp, probably in Egypt. Except for fatigue duties, prisoners were generally not required to work. Making craft items, along with playing sport, games or music helped them pass the time. The prisoners also made these items as a way of making some money to buy extra rations and supplies, such as coffee or tobacco; to barter with other prisoners; or as gifts for friends or family. A similar example can be found on the AWM website.
WW1 Type 3 S.M.L.E Magazine Working spring and charger plate.
WW1 Wound Badge WW1 Wound Badge. Brass, with correctly marked backing plate.
WW1- Militia Period Light Horse Rough Rider Riding Instructor sleeve Badge Gilt brass with lug reverse.
WW1- Inter War French Officers Ribbon Bar 12 place ribbon bar with medals and orders dating from WW1 and Colonial interwar service includes the The Legion of honour and the medal for the wounded. All sewn to a black wool backing designed to be removed from the tunic.
WW1- WW2 Union Steamship Company Officer Hat Badge The Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand Limited was once the biggest shipping line in the southern hemisphere and New Zealand\'s largest private-sector employer. It was incorporated by James Mills in Dunedin in 1875 with the backing of a Scottish shipbuilder, Peter Denny. Bought by shipping giant P&O around the time of World War I it was sold in 1972 to an Australasian consortium and closed at the end of the twentieth century.
WW1- WW2 Pattern 1903 Mounted Troopers Leather Leggings A very good condition pair of brown leather matching leggings. Left and right. Both with full length straps and both with clear makers markings \"Gap Pizzey and Son ( Fitzroy Melbourne). Broad arrow and inspection stamp together with \"16\". This could be a date or a size.
WW2 Boys Anti Tank Round - 1942 WW2 Boys Anti Tank Round - 1942 dated The .55 Boys (13.9×99mmB in metric) is an anti-tank cartridge used by the United Kingdom in World War II. It was designed for use with the Boys Anti-Tank Rifle. INERT
WW2 Free Polish Air Force Pilot Wings- Silver by Gaunt of London Original WW2 Free Polish Air Force Pilot Wings. Sterling silver with maker mark J R Gaunt of London. Has its original hanging chain but missing the small hook at the top. Screw back post reverse but also missing the screw plate.
WW2 \"Aeroplane\" Sweetheart Lapel Badge A lovely little thing. Badges are usually flat two-dimensional type but this one is three-dimensional. A small fighter plane. All nickel plated with brooch pin reverse.
WW2 1939-45 Star - Unnamed WW2 1939-45 Star - Unnamed
WW2 1939-45 Star - Unnamed Original full size medal.
WW2 Air Crew Europe Star An Original WW2 Air Crew Europe Star. Unnamed as issued. Original full size medal.
WW2 Army Whistle -1940 dated. WW2 Army Ball Whistle -1940 dated. Nickel with Birmingham maker. 1940 dated and marked with a broad arrow acceptance stamp. Together with its ball chain safety chain and button hole tab.
WW2 Atlantic Star- Unnamed WW2 Atlantic Star. Unnamed original full size medal.
WW2 Australian Army Officers Service Dress Cap Khaki wool body with brown leather chinstrap. Oxidized small rising sun cap badge and AMF side buttons. Brown leather sweatband and celluloid sweat diamond. Overall heavy mothing to the to of the cap. But Overall retaining a great shape and the mothing only visible to the top.
WW2 Australian NAVAL 2 PDR Projectile. Mk.II. 1941 dated. Inert.
WW2 Australian Pattern 1944 Mess Tin for Jungle Equipment zince boated steel combination cup and mess tin.
WW2 British \"Home Front\" Hospital Respirator, for bed-ridden patients, WW2 British \"Home Front\" Hospital Respirator, for bed-ridden patients, dated 1943. The rarest of the civilian respirators, only 36,000 were produced from 1943 onwards. This is a near mint unissued example that has lasted the test of time. Lovely clean perspex face shield and clean khaki canvas coving. Perfect rubber bellows and corrugated tube. Hare to upgrade from this example.
WW2 British Home Front Auxiliary Fire Service Lapel Badge White metal and enamel.
WW2 Browning 9mm Pistol - Instructional Training Aid WW2 Browning 9mm Pistol - Instructional Training Aid Solid cast alloy. Repainted in black with brown grips. Correct Browning company markings on the slide. These were used as training aids for allied servicemen. INERT
WW2 Civil Defence Warden Vehicle Number Plate Original WW2 Civil Defence Warden Vehicle Number Plate. Black on Yellow, single sided.
WW2 Duperite Churchill Souvenir Wall Hanger WW2 Original wartime Duperite Churchill Souvenir Wall Hanger. Duperit bust of Churchill in suit and bow tie. Sadley this example is missing the cigar that would normally have stuck out. The remains of the butt only. (Perhaps he\'s nearly finished it!) The bust attached to a wooden wall plaque 290mm x 250mm
WW2 Dutch Naval Pilot Wings- British Made A rare Sterling Silver and enamel example in perfect condition. The reverse with long brooch pin , Hallmarked and maker marked “Toye”.
WW2 Dutch NEI Army Hat Badge - Australian Made WW2 Dutch NEI Army Hat Badge - Australian Made by “ Stokes”. Bronze badge with brooch pin reverse. These were primarily used on side caps by Dutch East Indies Forces supplied by Australia.
WW2 Female Relatives Badge With Two Stars WW2 Female Relatives Badge With Two Stars. White metal. Brooch pin reverse. Officially numbered on the reverse.
WW2 Free Czechoslovakian Army Hat Badge WW2 Free Czechoslovakian Army Hat Badge. Gilt brass with 2 x folding lugs.
WW2 Greek War Medal 1940-41 WW2 Greek War Medal. 1940-1941 Original Full size medal.
WW2 Hungarian Military Police Gorget This WW2 Hungarian Gorget – Tabori Biztonsag is a rare Hungarian military police gorget. It is a textbook original. It’s made of aluminum, and features a beautifully detailed royal Hungrian coat of arms, flanked by oak leaf clusters. Below this device is a banner with the wording “Tabori Biztonsag,” literally “field security” or “camp security,” denoting military police. Both the coat of arms and banner are separate pieces that have been riveted on. The surfaces are clean, with a very light patina and some scattered marks from wear and handling. The banner has great contrast, with lots of original darkening to the recesses between the raised letters.The reverse has no backing cloth, which is how all of this type were made and issued. There is some built up age patina as well as remains of an adhesive label. The serial number is neatly stamped on the reverse. The three correct style aluminum hooks are all intact, and show some wear from use. The original, removable steel chain is still present, with no condition issues. The Hungarian Gorget – Tabori Biztonsag is a hard piece to find; this is one of the few surviving originals.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Bugle WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Bugle. Brass bugle with red trumpet tassels. Complete with white metal mouth piece. The flared end with some dents.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Signed Meatball Flag WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Signed Meatball Flag. White silk with screen printed red rising sun to the center. The entire surround with black ink hand signed signatures and good luck messages. Approx. 85 cm x 71cm Overall wear and many many small moth holes consumate with age.
WW2 Imperial Japanese M32/Type 90 Army Helmet WW2 Imperial Japanese M32/Type 90 Army Helmet. A good combat worn example. a period field applied khaki/ochre painted finish over the original khaki finish. This now with significant but appealing age , wear and scuffing. Has its original army star badge fixed to the front. The leather liner is intact but has wear from age and service use as does the original chin ties that are heavily worn and tatty in places. A real been there and done that combat example helmet.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Officers Epaulettes- Midshipman WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Officers Epaulettes For Midshipman. Matched pair. Detachable type.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Officers Insignia Grouping A fine all matching set comprising of a pair of detachable officer epaulettes for the rank of Lieutenant. Each with a matching pair of buttons. Matching pair of collar tabs to suit the same rank along with six gilt naval officers buttons.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Proficiency Badge Petty Officers Rate Badge for Line 1st Class. Red felt on khaki cotton for field uniform.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Proficiency Badge Seamans Rate Patch ( Line 1st Class). Red felt on khaki cotton for field uniform.
WW2 Irish Emergency Service Medal 1939-45 with Clasp WW2 Irish Emergency Service Medal 1939-45 with Clasp In October 1944 a medal to be known as “An Bonn Seirḃíse Éigeandála” or, in English, “The Emergency Service Medal”, was introduced for officers, non-commissioned officers and privates of the Defence Forces, members of the Army Nursing and Chaplaincy Services and members of the Construction Corps who, during the period which commenced on the 3 September 1939 and ended on the 31 March 1946, rendered the qualifying service. A bar to the medal is awarded to persons who have rendered the qualifying service for the award of a bar to the medal, provided that such service fulfils the conditions applicable to such qualifying service. The bar bears the inscription “1939-1946”. Original full size medal. Unnamed as issued.
WW2 Italian Identity Disc (Dog tag) Original WW2 Italian Identity Disc (Dog tag) .
WW2 Japanese Army Officers Shin Guntō Sword A good example of a veteran bring back sword. The blade with only areas of light pitting and tone otherwise remains rihght and with a slight visible hamon line. A white metal civilian style habaki. The tang with one retaining hole , overall pitting and is unsigned. The original grip with Showa period Army Shin Gunto wrapping and brass fittings including chrysanthemum menuki. The tuba is an older pre Showa period Samurai non voided cast iron one. There remains the small leather and press stud scabbard retaining strap. The scabbard is a field used leather covered wooden example with single hanger ring. The sword fits perfectly into the scabbard and attaches to the press stud strap perfectly. There is overall light wear and scuffing to the brown leather and the stitching remains intact. Im no expert on these swords but Im thinking that this blade is older than Showa period and was a converted civilian sword to military use with the \"new style\" 1930\'s army hilt fittings. Overall a very nice sword. Licence required in Victoria.
WW2 Japanese Officers Rank Tabs for Lt-Colonel WW2 Japanese Officers collar Rank Tabs for Lt-Colonel. Matching pair.
WW2 Japanese Ribbon Bar Original four place medal ribbon bar including Order of the Rising Sun and Order of the Sacred Treasure, with long brooch pin fitting to the reverse.
WW2 Mortar Fuze - For 3 inch and 4.2 Inch Mortars Australia WW2 Mk 3 Mortar Fuze - For 3 inch and 4.2 Inch Mortars. dated 1943
WW2 Mothers and Widows Badge - Army Issue Original WW2 Mothers and Widows Badge - Army Issue. One star to the bar. \"A\" prefix ( Army). Brooch pin reverse.
WW2 North African Campaign Trench Art Ash Tray WW2 North African Campaign Trench Art Ash Tray. made from captured Italian ordnance. A Brixia M35 mortar (inert) fixed upright to a cut down Italian 10cm howitzer case. All nickel plated.
WW2 Pacific Star - Unnamed WW2 Pacific Star - Unnamed as issued. Original full size medal.
WW2 Petrol Tin 1944 Dated Original WW2 Petrol Tin. 1944 Dated with Canadian military acceptence stamp. Khaki green with with painted \"Petrol\". this is possibly a later repaint. has dent to one side. otherwise a good example.
WW2 Polish Army Hat Badge WW2 Polish Army Hat Badge. White metal, 2 x folding prong reverse.
WW2 Polish Army Hat Badge WW2 Polish Army Hat Badge. White metal, screw post reverse. No screw nut.
WW2 Polish Army Hat Badge WW2 Polish Army Hat Badge. White metal, screw post reverse.
WW2 RAAF Officer Great Coat Rank Epaulettes- Squadron Leader. WW2 RAAF Officer Great Coat Rank Epaulettes. Matched pair for Squadron Leader. Large size for use on the greatcoat.
WW2 RAAF “Australia” Nationality Title- Canadian Made Canadian variation Bright blue embroidered lettering on dark blue wool. The blue similar to the wreath found on Canadian made aircrew wings. Unissued.
WW2 RAAF Chaplain Hat Badge Original WW2 RAAF Kings Crown Chaplain Hat Badge.
WW2 RAAF Dental Branch Lapel Badges WW2 RAAF Dental Branch Lapel Badges. Pair. Oxidized.
WW2 RAAF Economy Hat Badge WW2 RAAF Wartime Economy Hat Badge. Gilt metal on padded wool backing. Nice bright gilt example.
WW2 RAAF Escape and Evasion Compass- Rotor compass in plastic pouch WW2 RAAF Escape and Evasion Compass- Rotor compass in plastic pouch. Small rotor compasses were sealed in clear plastic pouches, or’ bubbles’ (now often discoloured) to protect them from humidity in the tropics. The compasses in the small round ‘bubbles’ were usually contained in escape and evasion kits. Others were placed in larger pouches which had cotton tape threaded through the top so the compass could be worn around the neck during operations. This example in VGC.
WW2 RAAF Sweetheart Wings A beautiful sweetheart badge in the design of a set of RAAF pilots wings. Gilded brass with enemals . Brooch pin reverse. Approx 82mm
WW2 RAAF Trench Art Aeroplane Ash Tray WW2 RAAF Trench Art Aeroplane Ash Tray. A nice example with a significantly Australian identity. Nickel plated brass . Hawker Hurricane fighter atop a map of Australia ashtray. The fighter missing its propeller blades. 135mm high The base 95mm wide. VGC
WW2 RAAF Trench Art Aeroplane Ash Tray 165mm high. A lovely example of the well known aeroplane ash tray. Nickel plated brass with a green glass ash tray insert. The plane looks to be an Avro Ansen, a well known training and air sea reconnaissance and multi-role aircraft. The base is 95mm wide and the ash tray is 73mm in diam.
WW2 RAAF Warrant Officer Hat Badge Gilt metal with 2 x lug reverse.
WW2 RAF Air Ministry Marked Whistle WW2 RAF Air Ministry Marked \"Ditching\" Whistle. This is the type often used attached to the top collar of the battledress blouse. White metal stamped with \"AM 23/230\" ( Air ministry code). Sign of age and wear, no makers marks. VGC
WW2 RAF Escape & Evasion Buckle Compass WW2 RAF Escape & Evasion Buckle Compass. A very cleverly concealed escape compass is based on a standard battledress belt buckle. The central bar of the buckle has a small sliding metal sleeve over it. When this is moved it reveals/releases a small flat metal compass pointer to one side and a pivoted metal fulcrum to the other. The user would balance the pointer on the fulcrum to create a working compass. When the buckle was attached to the blouse the actual compass was completely hidden from view. This is one of the rarer and more ingenious of the wartime escape compasses that were developed by Clayton Hutton and his team at MI9. Excellent working condition.
WW2 RAF Escape and Evasion Compass - Spinner Type WW2 RAF Escape and Evasion Compass - Spinner Type. This basic and easy to conceal type of compass was designed go fit into the collars of shirts, in trouser waistbands and even into shaving razors. It came in pairs wrapped in paper. They were small magnetised strips of diamond-shaped steel sheet with 3 small holes, two at one end which were filled with luminous radium paint, enclosed with a spot of varnish on either side (indicating North), with another small hole at the other end. It had a larger hole at the centre through which you would tie a piece of string to suspend the compass.
WW2 RAF Fly Button Escape Compass This version shown here is assembled from two separate brass buttons that were part of the RAF uniform. More specifically, these were trouser fly buttons. The bottom button has a tiny needle in the middle that projects upwards. When balanced on the needle, the top button rotates in the earth\'s magnetic field until the two radioluminescent dots (the upper right corner in the photo above right) indicate north. The single dot points south.
WW2 RAF Officers Side Cap A good quality ordnance stores issue with a good thick quality RAF blue wool body and gilt metal kings crown front buttons. A matching gilt metal officers cap badge. Silk lining with velvet comfort band and War dept. acceptance stamps to the interior. A small moth hole to the rear on the right side otherwise a good clean example.
WW2 Rumanian Pilot\'s Badge WW2 Romanian Pilot’s Badge. Silvered tombac with enamelled shield and crown centrepiece, non-magnetic, unmarked. Chip to enamel in the crown and some tone to one wing.
WW2 Russian RGD-33 Hand Grenade WW2 Russian RGD-33 Hand Grenade with frag sleeve. A good inert example with most of its mustard green painted finish. Complete with removable frag sleeve. Overall corrosion as expected with age. The Soviet RGD-33 \"Hand Grenade, Dyakonov design, an anti-personnel fragmentation stick grenade developed in 1933. The grenade was composed of three separate pieces that were stored in different crates until use: the warhead and sleeve, spring-loaded handle, and fuze tube. They were assembled and issued only before combat. The warhead and handle were screwed together and carried in a grenade pouch and the fuzes were wrapped in waxed paper and carried separately in the pouch\'s internal pocket. There was a hole in the outer handle to the right of the thumb catch that lined up with bars of paint on the inner handle, making a colored dot - a white dot meant safe and a red dot meant the handle assembly was cocked. It would not be armed unless the fuze tube had been inserted, which would be done only before throwing. INERT
WW2 Siebe Gorman London Royal Navy /ARP Emergency Escape Goggles WW2 Siebe Gorman London Royal Navy /ARP Emergency Escape Goggles. These formed an integral part of the Davis Submerged Escape Apparatus, an early type of oxygen rebreather invented in 1910 by Sir Robert Davis, head of Siebe Gorman and Co. Ltd. They were primarily intended as an emergency escape apparatus for submarine crews. This set are clearly embossed on the central nose bridge \'Siebe Gorman & Co Ltd Makers London. The orange rubber is in excellent pliable condition with no perishing and the elastic and leather back strap is VGC. The glass lenses are again VGC with no damage or fogging. These goggles were also used by the ARP as part of the fire service breathing set but used by other civil defence personnel as dust and smoke goggles.
WW2 South African Army Steel Helmet. WW2 South African Army Steel Helmet. What a fantastic example with nearly all the brown camouflage painted finish. Three holes to the rear of the flare, the most type trait if South African helmets to attach a sun neck flap. Complete with its South African style liner and web chinstrap. Overall wear to the painted finish consume with service use. A fantastic North African Campaign helmet.
WW2 South African Medal for War Services 1939-45 WW2 South African Medal for War Services 1939-45. Unnamed as issued. Original full size medal. The South African Medal for War Services 1939-45 is a South African service medal for voluntary unpaid service in support of the war effort between 6 September 1939 and 15 February 1946, during the Second World War.
WW2 Southern Rhodesia Service Medal Rare WW2 Southern Rhodesia Service Medal. Original full size medal. Unnamed as issued. A campaign medal of the British Commonwealth. It was awarded to members of the Southern Rhodesia Defence Forces for home service during World War II.
WW2 Souvenir Piece From a Downed Japanese Aircraft Rectangular piece of aluminium cut from a downed Japanese aircraft. The obverse polished and hand engraved “Greeting from New Guinea 1943/1944” and “To Ethel from Jack”. With a palm tree island scene. Approx The reverse with the original Japanese aircraft paint.
WW2 Trench Art Lighter Made From German 20mm Aircraft Round WW2 Trench Art Lighter Made From German 20mm Aircraft Round All steel The case dated 1944 on the base.
WW2 Trench Art Tankard The tankard cup made from rolled shell brass. 80mm in diam. The handle ( which is detachable but fits snug into place) an INERT (.55 Boys Anti tank rifle) shell case and projectile. The case is headstamped “K.37.” (1937) over “7416 A.W. Inert
WW2 U.S Army Enlisted Ranks Visor Cap A good example in the \"Crusher Style\" with all the springing removed and flexible brown leather visor. Brown wool with , patent brown leather chinstrap, visor and enlisted ranks hat badge. Brown leather sweatband. The liner marked \"Service Cap\". Would suit perfectly to a USAAF uniform in particular. Has a small nick to the top front of the cap nearest to the badge.
WW2 US Army radio receiver and transmitter BC-611 \'walkie-talkie Iconic WW2 US Army hand held, battery operated radio receiver and transmitter BC-611-F, known as a \'Walkie Talkie\' or a \'Handy Talkie\'. Housed in a rectangular olive drab aluminium body with an extendable aerial and aerial cover at the top of the unit. Looks to have the internal electrical components but no guarantee on workability.
WW2 USAAF Crusher Cap